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SMary Walker gives us the
"Beatitudes for Friends of the
Aged" in William Hodges's column
"Positive Talk" on page 4


Patriotism and love of country
is exemplified in Penny
Fletcher's Over Coffee.
See page 13


SFishing can be a challenge in cold
weather. Jonie Maschek has some
tips for those who want to brave
the elements. See page 16


Need landscaping tips for
January? The Hillsborough
County Extension office has
them. See page 22


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BALM Persistence pays, they say, and there's an improved inter-
section here that might be a case in point.
For years, vehicles coming from five different directions have
converged and sometimes tangled at the point where the Balm-
Wimauma Road from the south the Balm-Boyette Road from the north
and unpaved Shelley Lane all linked with two-lane C.R. 672 within
a few yards. The only controls in place near the east-west truck route
frequented by speeding industrial vehicles were a couple of standard
stop signs and whatever patience or judgment drivers mustered at
the moment.
"Trying to get onto 672, quite literally, could become a matter of
taking your life in your hands," said Marcella O'Steen, president of
the Balm Civic Association. Consequently, the small community group
began campaigning for traffic controls more than two years ago, lob-
bying the county administration first for an overhead blinking caution
signal in the intersection.
They haven't gotten that, but the intersection has been reconfigured,
making it easier and safer for the mostly local traffic to enter or cross
the truck route. "It's definitely improved," O'Steen said this week,
adding "It's a cleaner, simplified intersecting of the traffic which just
may save one or more lives."
While a traffic study of the site did not justify lighted, overhead
signalization in the intersection, subsequent engineers' evaluations
showed a roadway redesign would help, said Remy Ogunsola, a
transportation engineer in Hillsborough's Public Works Department.
Engineers essentially eliminated the "Y" connection where the Balm-
Wimauma Road met C.R. 672, creating instead a straightforward "T"
See INTERSECTION, page 12
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Florida's frigid fauna
It's not news to anyone in the area that temperatures have been well
below normal forthis time of year. Above is a young sea turtle like the
ones washing up on the shores of Florida by the thousands stunned
by the cold. Karey Burek discusses the plight of cold-blooded rep-
tiles in her column, Saturation Point, on page 6. Also, in next week's
issue of The Observer News, Penny Fletcher will have the latest on
freeze damage to tropical fish farms in the South County area.



Area chambers plan

strategies for 2010


Local, federal agency leaders not

on same page over grant monies


* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
R USKIN Leaving the door
wide open for continued pur-
suit of a US Department of Agri-
culture grant, Florida officials have
kicked back this community's ap-
plication aimed at funding a local
business incubator study.
Local leaders are interpreting the
action as a turn-down, are express-
ing regret and are suggesting the
local business incubator project
might be attained through another
approach.
One of their leading contacts
within the department, however, is
calling only for what he portrays
as a small "adjustment" to make
the application fly.
Fred Jacobsen, a Ruskin Com-
munity Development Foundation
(RCDF) director, said this week
that as the result of a telephone
conversation Friday with Vernon
Fuller, a USDA state-wide rural
services manager, he understood
the department would not provide
a grant to underwrite a Ruskin


area business incubator feasibility
study. RCDF, a not-for-profit com-
munity advocacy group, made the
grant proposal to USDA.
Jacobsen, RCDF president when
the grant application was drafted
by foundation consultant, com-
munity planner and demographics
expert Jim Hosler, told The Ob-
servers "he (Fuller) said the grant
proposal could be re-submitted at
a later date but that our feasibil-
ity study grant would not now be
funded."
"I'm deeply disappointed," Ja-
cobsen added.
Fuller, though, told The Ob-
server News all that is required is
"adjustment" to the application;
small changes amounting merely
to "tweeking" the grant request
rather than revamping the applica-
tion. Fuller, at the same time de-
clined to explain the adjustments
needed. "I'd rather they told you
about them," he said, deferring to
the grant applicants.
In addition, Fuller noted the funds
necessary to meet the $50,000


grant request are available. It "still
can be done," he said. And, while
there is no timeframe set for ad-
justing the application, the sooner
it is done, the sooner funds can be
at hand, he indicated.
Hosler, the consultant who
noted he has worked on the grant
for many months now and taken
it through several permutations,
echoed Jacobsen's sentiments,
saying he also is disappointed the
application continues up in the air.
The sticking point, he indicated,
may be that the department does
not like a situation in which the
grant writer also is someone do-
ing work under the grant's opera-
tion. "I think that's an unrealistic
outlook," Hosler said. Making that
kind of change in the application
at this point is more than "a tweek,
it's a twank!," the consultant add-
ed.
The original RCDF grant re-
quest, for $80,000 as outlined in
USDA guidelines, was submitted
early last summer following a day-
See GRANT MONEY, page 14


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
SOUTH COUNTY All four
chambers of commerce locat-
ed in south Hillsborough County
say their membership fluctuated
throughout 2009. They gained
some members, but then lost oth-
ers because of the economy.
All four said (in separate in-
terviews) that businesses began
joining again in the fall, with
November being their strongest
month.
They also agreed the biggest
problem businesses will have to
face in 2010 is the legislation that
increased unemployment taxes
that became effective Jan. 1.
Toby Brown, for instance, own-
er of TMI Landscape Materials at
13511 Balm Riverview Road in
Riverview for seven years, says
the tax will definitely affect him
adversely.
Since he sells landscaping ma-
terials to contractors and land-
scaping services, his business
dropped when the construction
industry and housing market
fell.
Now the tax has hit and put an
extra burden on his shoulders.
"I have four employees. I hope
not to have to lay off," he said in


Penny Fletcher photo
Melanie Morrison, executive
director of the Ruskin Cham-
ber of Commerce.

a telephone interview Jan. 9.
But what will happen to Brown
in 2010, along with the many oth-
ers whose businesses are affected
by "ripple effect" of a drop in
home sales and foreclosures, is at
this point, an unknown.
The new tax rate initiated by
the Florida Department of Reve-
nue in an attempt to keep up with
See AREA CHAMBERS, page 23


South County bikeway project not funded, still in mix


* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
Despite long standing plans and
strong local support, a proposed
south county bikeway considered
important on multiple levels has
not made any key transportation
to-do list.
The most recent occasion when
the long-anticipated recreational,
safety and eco-tourism feature
failed to get elevated to priori-
tized status was in late December


when the Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO) arm of Hills-
borough's Planning Commission
firmed up its 2035 Transportation
Plan of projects to be funded.
But, the south county bikeway
has not been scrapped; decision-
makers are indicating there's still
interest in seeing the project envi-
sioned for the last 15 years become
a reality in the years ahead.
Bikeway planning goes back
to 1995 and the early Greenways


Trail Plan, Ruskin's Mariella Smith
pointed out this week. Plus, the
defined bikeway was made part of
both the South Shore Area-wide
Systems Plan in 2003 as well as of
the subsequent Ruskin Community
Plan, asserted the South County
advocate who spoke at the MPO
session. Such plans, following ap-
proval on both state and county
levels, have become part of Hills-
borough's Comprehensive Plan
carrying the force of law.


South County's bikeway, which
could be a five-foot-wide paved
lane specifically for bikers or a
portion of widened street paving
set aside by striping, depending on
the environment, would begin on
Shell Point Road east of U.S. 41
near 24th Street. It would proceed
west, past the SouthShore campus
of Hillsborough Community Col-
lege and Lennard High School,
through the Ruskin central busi-
ness district with its public transit


station and local post office. On ex-
isting plans, the bikeway continues
west along Shell Point Road to and
then through Little Harbor, curving
north to E. G. Simmons Park and
then eastward along 19th Avenue,
crossing U.S. 41 again and pro-
ceeding past Beth Shields Middle
School, the SouthShore Regional
Library and Cypress Creek El-
ementary to U.S. 301. The bikeway
project turns north along U. S. 301
See BIKEWAY, page 14


Cooperative


effort helps


dangerous


intersection

* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net




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Mariner with automatic transmission, 4-cylinder
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200u Mercury Milan
Milan Premier. Red with beige leather interior,
moonroof, V6. Only 20,223 miles. #P8015.

in$15,922


2004 sleep Wrangler
Alloy oversized wheels and off-road tires. #P7977A.


$16,944


2006 Ford Mustang
GT Mustang with leather, automatic, 1 owner, new
tires. 40,719 miles. #10L049A.
qS18,988


2007 Lincoln MKX
Panoramic glass roof and more. Black with beige
interior. 47,275 miles. #P8029.

sa1 $25,922


2009 Lincoln Town Car
Extra nice Town Car with only 18,000 miles. Light
French silk metallic exterior. #P8014

- '30,933


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
Supercharged Cobalt a real nice car! Orange
metallic. 60,748 miles. #101223A
S s10,988


2006 Ford Explorer
XLT V6, automatic Explorer. 50,452 miles. White
with beige interior. #291455A.
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2007 Ford Mustang
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Sport Trac Limited with moonroof. 61,563 miles.
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2008 Ford Mustang
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2006 Ford Mustang
Saleen Mustang convertible. Red metallic exterior,
charcoal saleen leather. 45,735 miles. #P8082
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2009 Lincoln MKS
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2006 Nissan Quest
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2008 Merc. Grand Marquis
Extra nice Grand Marquis LS, leather interior.
31,847 miles. #P8067.
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2007 Honda Element
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2007 AudiA4
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette
Low mileage convertible. Machine silver with black
leather interior. Only 20,849 miles. #P7979A.
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2008 Ford Super Duty F450
Lariat F450 diese 4x4, crew cab. Blue with beige
interior. 52,608 miles. #291425B.

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
XLT Sport Trac with matching bed cover. 62,691
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr
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JANUARY 14, 2010


Riverview Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Brandon Kiwanis
A ribbon cutting for the Brandon Kiwanis Club was held on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at noon at S & S Taco's/
Pizza's N Stuff restaurant 10664 US 301 S, Riverview. For more information on the Brandon Kiwanis
Club call Dustie Amantangelo at 813-294-0645.

Show compassion and protection for pets


Natural fur coats are not always
enough to keep pets warm during
extreme weather conditions like
the current arctic chill. Cold tem-
peratures can suppress a pet's im-
mune system, making it more sus-
ceptible to illness. Pediatric and
geriatric pets are especially prone
to sickness as their bodies fight to
stay warm.
Hillsborough County Animal
Services offers the following sug-
gestions to keep pets safe during
cold snaps:
1. Have a heart -- bring the ani-
mals inside whenever possible.
2. Be a pal and lead the pack.
Accompany dogs on potty breaks
because they, too, may resist "the
call" to go out into the cold (which


leads to indoor accidents).
3. Insulate outdoor doghouses
against the elements including
moisture. (By law, a doghouse
must provide such protection with
three solid sides and a base, no
bare ground or wire gratings. In
severe temperatures, bedding is
also required.)
5 Attempt to provide similar
shelter for outdoor cats (even if
just a temporary structure contain-
ing blankets).
6. Know that cats often seek
shelter in the warmth of engines or
wheel wells. If your vehicle is
not garaged, check before starting
the engine! The alternative could
be tragic.
7. Keep pet ID securely fas-


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tened. Only your County registra-
tion tag lets neighbors know your
lost pet is vaccinated and is safe to
shelter until help arrives. Tags are
a free phone call home and easily
traced through the County web-
site.
8. Consider a donation of clean
(even used) towels and bedding to
your neighborhood animal shelter.
For more information on pet
health or to report animal neglect,
contact Hillsborough County Ani-
mal Services at (813) 744-5660 or
log on www.hillsboroughcounty.
org/animalservices .


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A few simple steps can protect pipes
and your wallet
Frozen water pipes can burst, causing tremendous damage and leaving
property owners with costly repair bills. With some areas experiencing
freezing lows this week, Hillsborough County Water Resource Services
offers the following tips:
Protect pipes, especially if they are exposed or the house or building
insulation is insufficient.
Homes and buildings with crawl spaces are particularly susceptible to
wind and freezing temperatures, so outdoor pipes should be protected
from the elements.
Secure water meter covers so the meter and surrounding pipes are not
exposed.
Insulate or cover exposed backflow prevention devices on fire lines
and irrigation systems.
Disconnect any outside water hoses from spigots, as water trapped in-
side can freeze and crack the hose.
If pipes do freeze, customers can use the valve inside their meter to
shut off the supply of water to the house. Never use an open flame to
thaw out a pipe.
In another cold weather issue related to water, the Southwest Florida
Water Management District is advising private well owners who live
near Plant City and Dover to switch off their well pumps at night, and
leave the pumps off until the temperatures warm up in the morning.
During a freeze or near freezing temperatures, farmers pump additional
water from their wells to protect their crops, causing aquifer levels to
drop temporarily. Once aquifer levels fall below a well's pump level, the
pump can bum out if it is not shut off manually or automatically by a
low-pressure shut-off device.


IN UNIFORM
S Ross J. Crimaldi
U T Air Force Airman Ross J. Crimaldi graduated
from basic military training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week
program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and
skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an as-
sociate in applied science degree through the Community College of the
Air Force.
He is the son of Ron and Terri Crimaldi of Riverview. Crimaldi is a
2005 graduate of Riverview High School.


** Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


Sean D. Shanahan,

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3909 Galen Court, Suite B-1
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone: (813) 634-0664
Fax: (813) 634-0668


Dec. 30 Individual
Chicago Caloosa Greens
Men's Golf Association
1st Les Easton 12
2ndBill Panzner 9
3rd Ron Chaban 8
4th Bucky Devling 6
5th (tie)Jack Duncan 4
5th(tie)Howard Fox 4
5th (tie) Ed Troy 4
6th (tie)Bill Bollander 3
6th (tie)Bill Waters 3
5th (tie)Jerry Knopp 3


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Positive Talk From silver can come gold


by William Hoages


I love to hear the stories that
older people tell of how the world
was when they were young. My
great grandfather, a Shawnee,
would spin fascinating stories of
the proud days when his people
walked freely throughout the land.
Lakes teemed with fish then and
game was plentiful. There was a
World War I veteran who talked of
the "war to end all wars" and the
VA patient who described what it
was like to be at the Battle of the
Bulge. Once I met a man who was
present when the original rockets
were designed by the scientists of
the Third Reich. With his shak-
ing hand, he sketched drawings of
the early designs. His speech was
slow, but he described events more
vividly than I would have gotten
from any history book.
Making the elderly a part of your
life can, at times, be a tedious pro-
cess, but it is an ever so profitable
investment of your time. Mary
Walker gives us some thoughts to
keep in mind when we choose to
make older people a part of our life
in this wonderful poem entitled
Have something you
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News
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"Beatitudes for Friends
of the Aged"
Blessed are they who
understand
My faltering step and palsied
hand.
Blessed are they who know that
My ears today must strain to
hear the things they say.
Blessed are they who
seem to know
That my eyes are dim
and wits are slow.
Blessed are they who look away
When coffee spilled
at the table today.
Blessed are they with
a cheery smile
Who stop to chat for
a little while.
Blessed are they who never say
"You've told that story
twice today."
Blessed are they who
know the ways
To bring back memories of
yesterday.
Blessed are they who
make it known
That I'm loved, respected, and
not alone.
Blessed are they who know
I'm at a loss
To find the strength to
carry the cross.
Blessed are they who
ease the day
On my journey Home
in loving ways.
We are allowing so much first-
person history to become unneces-
sarily lost. With an inexpensive re-
corder, the memories of a lifetime
can be captured for the enlight-
enment of generations to come.
It just takes patience. I wish now
that I had a recording of my great
grandfather's stories because, in
the mists of my memory, they are
beginning to fade as I grow older.
Would that I had kept those scraps
of paper on which the scientist
drew but, alas, I recognized their
value too late. But today is a new


day and I now know that where
there is silver hair, there is most
likely a gold mine of information.
With patience and love, it can be
mine.
Hodges is a nationally recog-
nized speaker, trainer, and syn-


dicated columnist. Hodges may
be reached at Hodges Seminars
International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
www.BillHodges.com.


It's Dog-Gone Cold Outside
These dogs at the CARE Shelter in Ruskin recently received some ex-
tra attention from the shelter volunteers in an effort to keep them warm
during the recent cold spell. Dogs are outside during most of the day
while their inside runs are being cleaned and set up and, as we all know,
it's been pretty chilly lately. They are then put inside at night. To keep
them warmer during the day, volunteers placed crates in outside dog runs
and insulated each crate with several layers of blankets. The backs and
side of runs were then wrapped with removable tarps, thereby cutting off
the wind. From the looks of these dogs, they're just happy to be getting
more attention than normal but still can't wait for warmer weather to
re-appear.
Shelter volunteers urge local residents to keep in mind their own pets
during colder weather and not leave them unprotected outside when tem-
peratures get below 40 degrees. For more information or questions, call
the shelter at 645-2273.


Fm COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE


UNITED
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1501 La Jolla Avenue
Sun City Center


COURSE SCHEDULES:
Classes begin on February 15 and end on March 25
MONDAYS AM
8:30- 10:00 Recreational Cryptography
8:30- 10:00 Bridge Step 2*
8:30- 10:00 Britain: Rome to Renaissance
10:30 12:00 Goethe, the Man and His Work
10:30 12:00 The Healing Art of Mindfulness & Poetic
Medicine*
10:30- 12:00 Beginning Bridge*
10:30-12:00 Sensible Investing
MONDAYS PM
1:00- 2:30 Qigong- Level 1 Form
1:00- 2:30 Advanced Writing Seminar
1:00- 2:30 Tampa Bay's Fascinating History
1:00 2:30 Karate for the Older Individual
1:00 2:30 Exploring Alternative Medicine
3:00- 4:30 Qigong Level 2 Form
3:00 4:30 Estate Planning for the Florida Resident
3:00- 4:30 The Art of Persuasion
3:00 4:30 Beginning / Continuing Guitar
TUESDAYS AM
8:30 10:00 Civil War Roundtable
8:30 10:00 The Obama Presidency: The First Year
10:30 12:00 South Bay Hospital Health Seminars
10:30 12:00 Ironing Out the Wrinkles in Your
Relationships
TUESDAY PM
1:00 2:30 Key Qualities of Happy, Healthy People
1:00 2:30 Understanding and Appreciating Shakespeare
1:00 2:30 Buying and Selling Jewelry*
1:00 2:30 Continuing Sign Language
3:00 4:30 Beginning / Continuing Dulcimer


FREE CATALOG
with full details for the courses available at
college office in the church.
For information, call 813-634-8607 or
email Tri-C@verizon.net.
The College office is closed on Fridays.


WEDNESDAYS AM
8:30-10:00 Economic Issues
8:30- 10:00 Alternative Energy
10:00 12:00 Tampa General Hospital's Health Series
10:30 12:00 The Amazing Design of Man
10:30- 12:00 News & Views
10:30 12:00 What's Working in Today's Markets?

WEDNESDAYS PM
1:00 2:30 Torah and the Old Testament
1:00 2:30 Astronomy with a Touch of-...I, ,I
1:00 2:30 Wiley's World and Welcome to It

THURSDAYS AM
8:30 10:00 Why Study Latin?
8:30 10:00 Bridge Play of the Hand (Intermediate)
8:30 10:00 Principles of Photography*
10:30 12:00 ESP, Intuition, and Psychic Abilities
10:30- 12:00 Bridge- Defense
10:30 12:00 Maximizing Your IRA Strategies for
Retirees

THURSDAYS PM
1:00 2:30 Happiness and Fulfillment No Matter
What!*
1:00 2:30 Living with Losses
1:00 2:30 Improvisational Acting
1:00 2:30 China A Rising World Power
3:00 4:30 Lawn and Garden Basics for Florida
Newbies
3:00 4:30 Intermediate / Advanced Guitar
*Asterisk indicates this is a limited enrollment course, based
on first-come at registration time. All other courses are open to
walk-ins without registration.


OPEN REGISTRATION
Wednesday, January 27
9:00 A.M. to Noon 1:00 to 3:00 PM
United Community Church in the Great Hall (West Portico)
1501 La Jolla Avenue Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone: 813-634-8607
You may register for yourself plus one other person.


EARLY REGISTRATION
The College offers early registration for UNLIMITED courses through
the "Registration" page on our website at www.cccinscc.org. Print out the
Unlimited Courses form, fill it out, and send the form and your check made
out to Community Church College by January 26. Early registration is not
available for limited courses or for trips.


LATE REGISTRATION
February 1-18 Monday Thursday mornings
8:30 12:00 Noon In the College office.


TRIPS AND TOURS

FEBRUARY 19
Designer Showhouse and Lunch at IMG
Academies Golf and Country Club Cost: $47.00

FEBRUARY 26
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) Cost: $36.00

MARCH 5
Dinner at the Bradenton Yacht Club and
Bradenton Evening Art Walk Cost: $45.00

MARCH 19
Tampa Tour and Lunch at the Tampa Yacht and
Country Club Cost: $39.00

MARCH 29
Port Manatee, the Gamble Mansion and
Lunch at Crabtrap II Cost: $27


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FFA citrus judging team received first
in state
The Beth Shields Middle School FFA citrus judging team, for 2009,
received first in state out of twenty two other middle school FFA chap-
ters. The team consisted of Jessica Fernandez, Tiffany Conard, Rebecca
Knowles, Tyler Leonard, and Miracle Dotson. The contest was at the
LTC, The FFA Leadership Training Center, in Haines city on Wednes-
day, November eighteenth. Rebecca Knowles received highest indi-
vidual score out of 88 scored members in the state. Tiffany Conard re-
ceived second highest individual score and Jessica Fernandez tied for
third highest individual score with a score of 159. The contest involved
identifying citrus rootstocks, commercial fruit and leaves, citrus weeds,
nutritional disorders, diseases and disorders, citrus pest pathogens para-
sites and predators and taking a general knowledge exam. The purpose
of this event is to stimulate student interest in and to learn about the
production and management of citrus fruit and the horticulture industry
in Florida.


Left to right is Jessica Fernandez, Tyler Leonard, Rebecca Knowles,
Miracle Dotson, and Tiffany Conard back row.


Civic Association to
The Apollo Beach Civic Asso-
ciation meeting will be Thursday,
Jan. 21 with speaker Gina Russo,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Re-
search Institute scientist. Her topic
will show how the local fisher-
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Enhancement Facility (SERF) at
Port Manatee. You will learn about
marine aquaculture and the impor-
tance of Sport Fish Restoration in
our local failing fisheries. Anglers
are invited to participate in data
collection program to track the red
fish released and reap its rewards.


learn about SERF
This meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
at the Apollo Beach Recreation
Center, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. All
are welcome.
Contact apollobchcivicassoc @
tampabay.rr.com Barbara Comp-
ton, President for more information
or mail to P.O. Box 3262, Apollo
Beach, FL 33572 or just show up
at a meeting to get acquainted.
The Apollo Beach Civic Associ-
ation's (ABCA) goal is to remain
unbiased, provide a source of in-
formation, platform to discuss, and
address issues of importance to the
community. Meetings are held at 7
p.m. on the third Thursday of each
month, unless otherwise noted,
at the Apollo Beach Recreation
Center, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd
Membership dues are $20 annu-
ally per household.


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Left to right: Alec Leslie, ly Simon, Chris Mann, Roger Smith, and
Alyssa Weimer.
FFA tool judging team scored fourth
highest in state
On Nov. 18, the Beth Shields Middle School FFA tool judging team
competed in Haines City, along with fifty two other FFA chapters from
across the state. The team consisted of Alec Leslie, Alyssa Weimer, Chris
Mann, Roger Smith, and Ty Simon. They spent two months preparing for
this competition; their preparation involved studying flash cards, slide-
shows, and examining real tools. At the LTC, the FFA Leadership Train-
ing Center, the team scored fourth highest in the state, using all of their
recently gained knowledge to complete the identification portion and the
written exam portion of the contest.


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He used a 3-Wood and drove
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January events
The focus of the Ruskin Fam-
ily Support & Resource Center
is on the family, with community
outreach, such as parent-child
play and support groups. Located
at 201 14th Ave. S.E., it is one of
several, regionally located centers
throughout Hillsborough County
to help families become happier,
healthier and stronger. All classes
require a registration.
COFFEE & CAREERS
This program provides assistance
in job searches, mock interviews,
creating resumes or cover letters,
job etiquette skills, completingjob
applications, creating email ad-
dresses, and assisting with using
various computer programs.
Every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
registration is required
FIRST AID/CPR
Learn how to handle common
childhood emergencies and pre-
vent unintentional injuries. Top-
ics such as infant, child and adult
CPR, are covered in this Pediatric
First Aid and CPR Course.
January 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
registration required
FREE PLAY
Tuesday and Fridays 1 to 4 p.m.
for babies to 4-year-old children.
Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.; no reg-
istration required

The FSRC's friendly staff ex-
tends a warm welcome to all fami-
lies to participate in programs and
activities. All are free.
Ruskin FSRC hours are 9 a.m. to
8 p.m., Monday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Children's Board of Hills-
borough County provides funding;
Catholic Charities manages the
center; and Healthy Start Coalition
of Hillsborough County provides
fiscal and program management.
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Stunningly cold


JANUARY 14, 2010


For a few days I felt as if I was
back in Chicago and at any min-
ute, the drizzle was going to turn
into snow flurries. I have been
walking around with my knit cap
and scarf on while indoors at work
because my body doesn't seem to
be able to stay warm without these
accessories. Once I get a chill, it
is hard to get rid of unless I take a
hot shower and bundle up in fleece
pajamas and socks. I have become
a cold weather wimp.
Because of my weakness against
the cold, I truly feel sorry for all
of the sea turtles that have been
washing up on shore stunned from
the cold weather. This shocked a
few of my friends. They had as-
sumed that because technically
the turtles are reptiles and there-
fore, cold-blooded, they would be
able to survive through the cold
weather unscathed. However,
cold-blooded animals retain heat
from the environment. Mammals,
such as ourselves create our own
heat because we are warm blood-
ed and produce our own warmth.
My knit cap helps to keep my heat
from escaping through my little
melon, maintaining a warm body
temperature so that my systems
keep functioning.
Cold-blooded animals cannot


retain any heat if there is none to
give, just like in the past week or
two of frigidly cold weather in
Florida. Sea turtles are not nor-
mally seen on the beaches this time
of year, but over 100 have already
washed up on shore because they
have been paralyzed by the cold.
When the temperatures dip in the
water and air, reptiles and amphib-
ians somewhat hibernate. They
bury themselves or find a safe
place to remain dormant. Their
body systems slow down to the
point of almost being dead. Frogs,
for instance, will slow their heart
rate to the point of almost not beat-
ing at all!
This is quite scary for sea tur-
tles because their bodies are so
in shock that their systems begin
shutting down. They are unable to
digest food, to move their muscles
or transport oxygen to their body.
This is dangerous and needs to be
addressed by animal experts as
soon as possible. Rescue efforts
have been put in place to make
sure the turtles washing up on
shore are nursed back to health and
released when the temperatures
get warmer. Locally, (Ic.linw\ici
Marine Aquarium and the Florida
Aquarium are aiding in this effort.
Reviving a cold stunned sea
turtle is more intricate then dip-
ping one into hot water. Their
bodies need to adjust to the change
in temperature slowly, by either
warming fluids being giving intra-
venously or by medications given.
Not being a turtle expert, I am sure
there are several other ways that
these creatures are being nursed
back to health, my main concern
is locating these turtles in need. If
you venture out to the beaches or
out on your boat, please keep your
eye out for these creatures. They


have been seen floating on top of
the water unresponsive and on the
beaches. This indicates that they
are stunned, not dead. Contact
your local aquarium or wildlife of-
ficial immediately if you see one
of these cold stunned animals.

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SCCWGA tournament
scores Jan. 7 Event:
Pick your partner, net
1st: Laura Hammaker and Kim
Insook, 64
2nd: Stacia Connors and Carol
Burgess, 65
3rd and 4th (tie): Jeanie Shively
and Jackie Kallister, Kitty Matzkin
and Judie Schafers, 66
5th: Susan Wyckoff and Susan
Torre, 70
6th: Jan Huber and Yvonne Kel-
ly, 71


Marlene Greenberg Photo
Gator
Gator is an orange domestic me-
dium hair mix. He was brought
to the shelter filthy, sick, and
underweight. Even in that con-
dition, Gator was a real trooper.
Now that he is feeling better,
he desires gentle affection and
many treats! As part of his adop-
tion, Gator will be neutered,
microchipped, and brought up-
to-date on his shots. Become a
Gator fan because this cool cat
is a real winner! C.A.R.E. is open
10 AM to 3 PM on Tues. Sat. For
directions visit www.CareShel-
ter.org or call 813-645-2273


Judy Stimson Photo
Nick
Nick is an attractive young Box-
er mix. He spent the first four
months of his life in a cage. At
C.A.R.E. he made quick friends
with another rescue named Dai-
sy. The joy in his face the first
time he chased her around the
play yard was priceless. Every
day, Nick comes out of his shell
a little more. He is a wonder-
ful and affectionate boy who
is looking for a forever home
where patient owners will con-
tinue to help him grow. Nick is
current on his shots. As part of
his adoption, he will be micro-
chipped and neutered.


Aston Gardens Event Update
Thursday, Jan. 14 from 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Mobility Express
Stop by with your scooters, walkers, canes and wheelchairs to get
checked and tuned up so they continue to work properly. 231 Courtyards
Blvd. RSVP (813) 642-8950
Friday, Jan. 15 at 2:00pm
Musical Sounds of Dean Ratzman
Come to Aston Gardens for some fun and good times! 1311 Aston
Gardens Ct. RSVP (813) 642-8950
*Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1:30pm 3:00pm
Sterling University
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and Politics in the USA. This week's topic is: The Tiffany Network -
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Ruskin VFW Post #6287

Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
Thursday, January 14 Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, January 15 OPEN.
Saturday, January 16 OPEN.
Sunday, January 17- Texas Hold
'em at 1 p.m. NFL Football. Fire in
the Hole at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 18--Wii Games
at 7 p.m..
a Tuesday, January 19 Euchre at
1 p.m. Games in Lounge from 2 to
5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20 Wii Games in Lounge at 7 p.m.


LEUKEMIA
BENEFIT SALE
Attend this huge sale from 8
a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan.
16 at 202 Flamingo Dr., Apollo
Beach.
There will be antiques, tools,
fishing items, coins, household
and miscellaneous items.
Donations will benefit the
Leukemia Society.


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from Brandon
Regional
Hospital
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Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful Honored at
2009 National Keep America Beautiful Conference
~ Local Representatives Earn Recognition for Litter Prevention Efforts ~


Apollo Beach "Holiday in the Park"
Pat Woolweaver, Hillsborough County's Apollo Beach Recreation
Park Focus Group organizer, welcomes Santa and friends. The chil-
dren waited in line, patiently, to receive their Santa gifts. Several
Apollo Beach Civic Association members assisted the Focus Group
to make this annual holiday event another success! The families
enjoyed a "hot dog special" dinner; performances by the park's
children and local adults who sang and danced to the delight of
their audience; inflatable games; and an unpredictable, but exciting
raffle.
Riverview Memorial Cosmetology
VFW Post #8108 Course offered at


Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr. sched-
ule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday:
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
Friday:
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7
Karaoke from 8 to ?
Saturday: Karaoke from 8 to ?
2nd Tuesday: Ladies' Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday:
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
1st Thursday:
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
2nd Thursday:
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday:
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
(all you can eat fish -- $6)
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
They also serve Chicken Tenders,
Shrimp or combos for $7.
Each dinner comes with fries,
coleslaw, and a hush puppy.
Every Saturday:
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.


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School


A cosmetology course is offered
at East Bay High School from 4 to
9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The new semester starts Mon-
day, Jan. 25.
For more information, call (813)
671-5134.


Keep Hillsborough County
Beautiful, Inc. was honored at
this year's annual Keep America
Beautiful National Conference for
distinguishing itself as an exem-
plary affiliate organization.
Taking first place in two catego-
ries, the organization was honored
for its outstanding community lit-
ter prevention program. KHCB
won first place among affiliates
with populations of 200,001 and
above. There are more than 600
KAB affiliates across the United
States. KHCB also won the na-
tional litter prevention award. This
award is open to all community/
civic/non-profit organizations na-
tionwide.
The 56th Annual Keep America
Beautiful National Conference,
held in Washington, D.C., brought
together award-winning affiliates
from across the country to share
best practices and celebrate the
successes of the last 12 months.
The Keep America Beautiful Af-
filiate Awards are open to all
Keep America Beautiful affiliates
for program activities during the
12-month period from July 1, 2008
through June 30, 2009. The hon-
ored affiliates encourage individu-
als to make simple daily choices
and to engage in volunteer activi-
ties that improve their communi-
ties and the local environment.
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national effort to keep America
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Keep Hillsborough County
Beautiful, Inc. took first place in
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of multiple community improve-
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grams including: Adopt-A- Road,
Adopt-A-Shore, and Adopt-A-
Spot programs; along with Mono-
filament Recovery and Recycling,
the Great American Cleanup, the
International Coastal Cleanup
events and education and outreach
programs. In 2009, Keep Hillsbor-
ough County Beautiful instituted
three new educational projects to
enhance its anti-litter program: the
Trash Trooper Litter Hotline, Pete
the Pelican Pirate and the Keep our
School Beautiful. Keep Hillsbor-
ough County Beautiful increased
its reach ten-fold from 5,565 in
2008 to 52,976 in 2009 after im-
plementing these programs. Now,
when local residents see "Pete,"
the newly-branded mascot, they
remember to "Keep Hillsborough


County Beautiful" and will "Trea-
sure Tampa Bay." The program
will be sustained in the future with
assistance of county funding and
FDOT funding.
Staff was able to travel to Wash-
ington D.C. to accept the awards
thanks to the generosity of the
Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Management Department, Larson
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Hillsborough County's Affordable Housing Department recently received
the final results of an audit survey that the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General's Office has been working on
since this summer. The audit determined that the Department does have the
capacity to administer the federal funds that it is receiving for its Neighbor-
hood Stabilization Program (NSP) and HOME Investment Partnership Pro-
grams. These funds are being used to buy and rehabilitate foreclosed proper-
ties and to fund affordable housing programs in the County.
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and included a review of the County's policies, procedures, reports and docu-
ments; interviews with staff; review of procurement efforts for the funds; and
tests to determine the accuracy of the County's submissions to HUD on mon-
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September while working on this audit survey.
Hillsborough County was selected for this audit because it had received
more than $19.1 million for its NSP program, which is more than double its
annual federal allocation of funds through the HOME program, and because
it had been designated a high risk for past problems.
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revisions to its organization and staffing to correct many of the past perfor-
mance problems identified by HUD and its own internal assessments." It
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entered into HUD's reporting computer system before the deadline. As a
result, HUD will recapture $61,256 in HOME funds which it had given the
County. The audit did find, however, that the County had made improve-
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sampled from 2008 through 2009.
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gram and that the County's policy needed to be updated. One of these correc-
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that has worked so hard under Affordable Housing Director Valmarie Turn-
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Intersection
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JANUARY 14, 2010


and in the process providing more
visibility for drivers merging west
or eastbound into the truck route,
he noted.
The work was completed in May,
2009, and cost about $70,000, said
Mike McCarthy, the department's
traffic division director.
The civic association's campaign
began in October, 2007, O'Steen
recalled. At the time, the citizens
group wanted a lighted traffic
warning control in the intersection.
In response, county crews installed
red blinkers atop the existing stop
signs. Not convinced this measure
was sufficient, in March, 2008, the
association asked that the matter
be reopened, with consideration
given additional elements warning
drivers of the dangerous intersec-
tion.
In a June, 2008, letter to Hills-
borough Commissioner Al Hig-
ginbotham, whose district includes
Balm, O'Steen pointed to the four-
axle dump trucks hauling from
the various borrow pits in the area
including the Shelley Mine just
yards south of the intersection, the
phosphate rock haulers the trash
trucks aiming for the Southeast
Landfill at the eastern end of the
county road and the oil tankers,
along with smaller vehicles, all
moving at high speeds onto and
along C.R. 672.
"Picture this: you are stopped at
one of the three stop signs at this
intersection," she told Higginboth-
am. "And there are two more ve-
hicles at the other two stop signs...
also waiting to pull out...you mo-
tion to someone to go ahead of
you....they don't see you...who
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cally. Then, she added, picture
this scenario with you driving one
of the school busses that use these
roads...."
Ultimately, traffic and roadway
engineers with a local consulting
firm, along with county personnel
took another look at the site, not-
ing, among a number of items, a
tight turning radius, passing zone
issues, a lack of street lights, im-
properly installed stop signage,
and a high degree of "shoulder rut-
ting." In addition, a crash analysis
of accidents in the vicinity over a
three-year period, 2005 through
2007, disclosed a total of 23, nine
of them with injuries, Ogunsola
said. That number around an in-
tersection of that type exceeds the
state average based on data com-
piled by the Florida Department of
Transportation, he added.
The current fix is a "neat T inter-
section," Ogunsola said, provid-
ing increased radius and enhanced
safety. The next step, he added,
probably would have to be "a ma-
jor intersection change."
O'Steen attributed the improve-
ments thus far to the willingness
of public works staff to investi-
gate the site and to hear out the
concerns of Balm residents. She
also commended Higginbotham's
office for seeking help on behalf
of the community. Although the
exact traffic controls association
members wanted in the intersec-
tion are not now present there, "the
situation they've given us certain-
ly is better," she said. "And, we'll
continue to keep our county offi-
cials informed about it -- it's still a
tricky intersection."
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As I sat facing 18-year-old Pvt.
1st Class Diego Rodriguez in his
Riverview home I couldn't help
thinking about my 23-year-old
grandson, who is already a platoon
Sergeant and paratrooper, now on
a special strike force that's in Af-
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I know war has already changed
him.
I wondered as I stared into Di-
ego's deep-set innocent eyes how a
year in Kuwait would affect him.
He was so excited during our
interview. And appeared very pre-
pared the day before his father,
Luis, was to drive him to Lake
City where he would get his final
training and be briefed.
This was just last week.
"The (Florida National Guard)
53rd Infantry Brigade is stationed
in Lake City," Diego told me en-
thusiastically. "Our tour in Kuwait
will be for at least a year."
His mother, Fanny, had a look I
easily recognized. It was a look of
pride mixed with a frightening fear
of the unknown


Later in the interview, she con-
firmed these feelings.
Diego smiled. "If Mama had
known I'd be called up so soon
she wouldn't have signed for me,"
he said. As it turned out, he had
signed with a recruiter while en-
gaging in four years of JR ROTC
at Riverview High School, before
he had even graduated.
"I worked my way up to Com-
mander in the ROTC," he said
proudly.
It was then that I noticed he al-
ready had the look of "lean, mean,
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his sophomore year. After that, he
was a Commander for a Drill Team
where he learned skills he would
later use during his basic training
at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
He took the oath early in 2008;
graduated in June of 2009; went
immediately to basic training in
July, and returned in November,
just in time for a late-December
deployment.
The family has lived more than
10 years in South County and Di-
ego said several of his friends had
sworn in with him.
But his leadership training and
fast trip to basic put him at the top
of the Guard's deployment list.
"I've signed up for 6 years," he
told me. "I returned from basic in
November so this is my first time
out (to war)."
Specialized job training he re-
ceived after basic qualifies him as
a "combat engineer."
"What is that and what do you
do?" I asked. Engineer to me could
have been anything from a com-
puter jockey to somebody who
drives a train.
"Oh- I'll look for mines. I go in
to make sure everything is safe for
the others," he said, almost non-
chalantly.
I could actually feel the couch
we were sitting on sink from under
his mother's shift in weight.
Proud and frightened- like the
rest of us with family in a war
zone. It was hard for me to look
her in the eyes when we talked.
Journalists are not supposed to
bond with, or cry in front of, their
subjects.
Oh- Diego is well trained and his
parents know he will be safe. The
sadness comes from imagining
what he will do and see, and from
knowing the many comforts of his
lovely home cannot go with him.
I looked around at the things he
would see in his mind that would
keep him going on long, lonely
nights when he is far away and
knew he would remember how
much he has to come back to.
I am glad to have met you Diego.
And proud to know that you like
my grandson and so many, many
others are so willing and ready
to defend our land.

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Photo by Luis Rodriguez
Diego Rodriguez, 18, a 4-year
JR ROTC member at Riverview
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wait last week with the Florida
National Guard 53rd Infantry
Brigade. Diego attained the rank
of Commander while in ROTC
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an effort to stay warm. That means
hunters in four South Florida wild-
life management areas (WMAs)
should be on the lookout for the
unwanted, nonnative species. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) re-
minds hunters that they may con-
tinue to take Burmese pythons and
all other reptiles of concern within
four South Florida WMAs during
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Bikeway
* Continued from page 1
to Riverview, while a complemen-
tary segment runs along U.S. 301
from S.R. 674 to 19th Avenue.
All told, the bikeway in this de-
sign stretches for about 15 miles
and its construction cost presently
is estimated in the $3.5 million
neighborhood.
It's that dollar investment, of
course, that is a major obstacle in
an economic downturn taking a
heavy toll on governmental rev-
enues. And the price tag is compli-
cated by at least a couple of other
related factors.
One of them has been raised by
Marcella O'Steen, another South
County advocate and president of
the Balm Civic Association, who
questions projected construction of
abridge over U.S. 301 enabling Sun
City Center retirees in golf carts to
access a Walmart Supercenter from
above the heavily traveled truck
route. The golf cart bridge con-
struction is estimated at $8 million
and is listed among MPO projects
to be built by 2035, possibly with
monies generated by a proposed
penny sales tax increase expected
to be on the 2010 election ballot.
O'Steen suggested the bikeway
is a better investment of scarce tax
dollars, benefitting more citizens
with more functions for far less
money.
And there is at least partial agree-
ment in the retirement community
itself. Anne Cross, now a SCC
Community Association director
who guided the retirement cen-
ter's community planning process
in concert with county planners,
acknowledged that either a bridge
over or tunnel under U.S. 301 for
access to the giant retailer was in-
cluded in their plan. But, a ground
surface golf cart path from E. Del
Webb Blvd. to the Walmart park-
ing lot now nearing construction
completion at tax payer expense
has been accepted in place of' the
$8 million bridge or tunnel, Cross
added.
O'Steen also suggested the bike-
way deserves priority over yet an-
other high dollar bundle of proj-
ects currently on the MPO to-do
list. These are roadways related
to a half-dozen Developments of


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of Newland Communities, Inc., a
national-level developer-builder
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community east of U.S. 41, north of
19th Avenue. The developer wants
to make use of some of the sales
tax increase for roads in its devel-
opments, rather than itself bearing
the road costs as expected under its
DRIs, O'Steen noted.
The proposed one penny sales
tax increase, expected to be offered
to voters for an up or down refer-
endum vote in the 2010 election,
would raise the sale tax in Hills-
borough to eight cents on the dollar
- highest sales tax rate in the state.
However, if approved by voters, it
also would generate an estimated
$176 million per year, three quar-
ters of it earmarked for light rail be-
tween the university district and the
Westshore area of Tampa, as well
as for added bus service to outlying
parts of the county including the
South County, said Beth Alden, an
MPO group leader. The remaining
25%, perhaps $44 million a year,
would be available for other trans-
portation projects, including roads.
Utilizing some of that sales tax in-
crease might be one way of funding
the South County bikeway in the
foreseeable future, John Dngfelder,
a Tampa councilman and MPO
board member, said this week.
Dingfelder, who also is a county
commission candidate seeking the
District 1 seat representing part of
South Hillsborough, argued for the
bikeway during December's MPO
session, suggesting "the South
County is being short-changed a
little bit."
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re-visited in six months.
County Commissioner Kevin
Beckner, another MPO board mem-
ber, also thinks the situation is fluid
and warrants further examination,
said his aide, Mark Nash.
And Alden echoed the thought,
pointing out the project list to
which an approved sales tax in-
crease could be applied is not fi-
nalized. Public meetings on the
subject are to be scheduled "in the
February timeframe" before county
commissioners set possible funding
uses in March, she said. There will
be more opportunity for the public
to express views on the subject, she
indicated.
Meanwhile, South County ad-
vocates continue to emphasize the
functionality of the bikeway as pro-
posed. Allen Witt, HCC's Ruskin
campus president, noted the bike-
way would be a transportation as-
set for HCC students, as well as for
those attending Lennard High. And
giving students the opportunity to
use a mode of transport not de-
manding fossil fuels fits well with
a HCC campus adjoining a natural
area and its "green building" con-
struction focus, he added.
Smith, a recreational cyclist who
travels in and out of state to cy-
cle meets, predicted the bikeway
would become not only a recre-
ational feature for South County
riders and provide greater safety
for students biking to school, but
also an eco-tourism asset which
would attract cyclists from a num-
ber of states to stay in the local
area and patronize local businesses
as they use the South County facil-
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long community appraisal by 10
USDA officials who encouraged
local leaders to pursue the grant
that would pay for the feasibility
study. Such a study, if substanti-
ating the community need, then
would have been used to support
a USDA loan application for cre-
ation of a jobs-generating small
business incubator. The incubator
concept, when applied in small,
rural communities, helps new
business enterprises get started in
a nominal rent location with ex-
perienced business tutoring made
available to nurture them.
The first grant request later was
scaled back to $50,000 at USDA
suggestion, Jacobsen noted. And,
as of Friday, it appeared to be "ef-
fectively scaled back to zero," he
added.
Jacobsen said he expects the
new developments to be consid-
ered by the RCDF board within
a matter of days. The choices es-
sentially are to spend more money,
time and energy on making chang-
es to satisfy USDA officials or to
"cut our losses" and work on pro-
ducing an incubator through other
approaches.
Regarding the first instance, Ja-
cobsen said "I'm speaking solely
as one director and not for the
board, but I'm not at all sure now
that another application would be
any more successful than the last
one.
On the other hand, if the second
option were the choice, there's
both precedent and potential op-
portunity supporting the approach,
he noted. The county's small busi-
ness development section stands
ready to provide both counsel and
encouragement, he noted, adding


that perhaps the business incuba-
tor could be achieved through a
cooperative effort by RCDF and
the recently-formed South Hills-
borough Economic Development
(SHED) Council.
The county-owned Camp Bayou,
an environmental and education
preserve on the north shore of the
Little Manatee River, is managed,
maintained and used by RCDF
under a lease agreement with
Hillsborough County, he pointed
out. There may be several sites in
the South County area which are
county property and either vacant
now or slated to become vacant,
he added. One of them might
be converted easily to a business
incubator" under the same sort of
lease arrangement, he suggested.
Jacobsen said he'd like to explore
the possibilities with county lead-
ers.
Hosler added that "I know there's
a need (for the business incubator);
I know there are entrepreneurs" in
South Hillsborough County. And,
it's often the small businesses in
a community, he summed up, that
generate the jobs that support that
economy.
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gifts to share with children in the community. This season these gifts
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Samaritan Mission in Wimauma. Todd visited the prison facility on the
invitation of Sun City Center volunteer Nancy Williams. This was the
first time a representative from the Governor's Office had visited this
first in the nation women's faith-based/charactering building prison. In
2004 then governor Jeb Bush changed this facility from a young male
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((e 7,k^ Fishing is a challenge in cold weather


Are you fishing in this cold
weather? The fish will bite as they
are hungry and surface for food.
Those fishing this week say the
water is clear, so clear that you ac-
tually can see the fish swimming
by the boat.
There are some anglers who
|ove the cold outdoors and can't
wait for the warm Florida weather
to make a cooler change. To me
this is the coldest we have seen
for many years. If you are one to
fish in cold weather, remember to
layer your clothes. Thin clothes in
layers, will keep you warmer than
heavy bulky clothes. You will not
be able to cast a line if you have
bulky clothes. With layered clothes
you can cast with ease.
The clear looking glass water
enables you to see fish. However,
you must be careful, because they
can see you ,too and often will take
off before you make your cast.
Be careful, don't try to wade in
the shallows as the water is cold.
Best you stay in your boat and
don't spook the fish.
If the wind is a strong blow, re-
member don't go. Watch your gas
tank, one third to go to your desti-
nation, a third to return, and a third
left for your safety.
With this winter weather, fish-
ing can be a challenge. With rough
water, and winds out in the deep,
most anglers are fishing close to
shore.
Bait fish are scarce but the pin
fish is more tolerant to this cold
weather and if you are lucky you
can find a school. Pin fish will
probably be around all through
this cold weather.
Those who fish with a canoe or
kyak are not going out, as it is too,
cold to paddle. Another reason is


that park fees, have upped the rent-
al fees. The shortfall of the County
budget now requires vendors to
pay a $400 fee to help prevent
twice week closures. This move
has cut some rental companies to
open only part of the year with a
downsize of employees.
Canoe and kayak fees for those
who rent have gone up because of
the park fee. Canoe companies say
that if they use two parks, the fee
doubles.
Some canoe venders have gone
out of business because of this,
others say they are losing money.
What next? We thought paddling
a canoe was a way to save money.
To beat the canoe fees, own your
own canoe or kayak. Offshore
fishing has more or less come to a
standstill in this cold weather. Gag
grouper in the cold weather be-
come sluggish and have moved to
deeper waters, from 30 to 20 feet
out in 60 foot of water.
Sheepshead is the number one
catch of the week. They have been
caught from boats and from land.
Those fishing piers, bridges and
from shore have made catches.
Anglers fishing inshore in rivers
and the canals have boated this
fish. It must be tolerant to the cold
weather.
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either is edible, but I know the
black tip shark is.
The hot water flow from the
power plant at Apollo Beach has
housed a lot of cobia during this
cold spell. One angler said that
they were over there in bunches.
If you fish canals, it seems that
the silver trout have moved into
those with deeper water. Catches
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If you want to fish, but think it
is too cold, cast out a line but just
sail along trolling a line behind
you. You will come home with
your fish and still not work for
your catch. You could be on watch
and find new fishing spots, while
making the catch.
It takes patience to fish in cold
weather as the fish are cold and a
bit sluggish which slows the fish-
es' metabolic rate.
Freshwater catfish are still a
great catch, even in the colder wa-
ters of the upper Alafia and Little
Manatee Rivers.
Large mouth bass are swimming
around in our upper river waters
waiting for some angler to throw
them a line.
Watch the cold fronts, layer your
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Ann Combs
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of life
South Shore Christian Women's
Connection presents "Natures
perfect food--Chocolate" by The
Original Leena's Chocolate Shop.
Inspirational speaker Ann Combs
shares "The tapestry of life and
how it changed from dark to a
bright and beautiful design."
The presentation and luncheon
will be held at Club Renaissance,
2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd.
on Thursday Jan. 14 with pianist
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Girl Scouts sing to the seniors
Girl Scout leaders from Brownie Troop 13, Lisa Saski; Troop 486, Debbie Smith; Troop 114, Jenny Garza;
and Daisy Troop 950, Jo Dee Nicosia from the Lil Manatee service unit arranged for a visit to Superior
Residences of Brandon in December for a Christmas carol sing-a-long to boost holiday cheer.
Afterwards, girls from Troops 013, 486, and 1114, along with Daisy Troop 950 assisted the residents with a
Christmas card-making craft while Miranda from Brownie Troop 1114 played traditional carols on the piano.
The girls, ranging from kindergarten to 3rd grade, enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer while serving their com-
munity in their own special way and hope to make this event an annual tradition. 1
If you are interested in joining girl scouts as a girl scout or adult volunteer, you may contact them at (813)
281-4475 or by visiting their website at www.gswcf.org.


Girl Scout Leader-Daughter Tea Party was
a success
Recently the Lil Manatee Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of West
Central Florida held their first annual Leader-Daughter Tea Party.
Thirty-three area Girl Scout leaders and their daughters enjoyed a
traditional afternoon tea with tea service, finger sandwiches, and
baked goods. Etiquette, courtesy, and games were the order of the
day and fun was had by all. The Girl Scout Leaders of the Lil Mana-
tee Service Unit hope to continue this annual event strengthening
the mother-daughter bond with a different themed tea party each
year.

Girl Scout cookies are here


Girl Scouts.


Girl Scouts of West Central
Florida (GSWCF) is pleased to
announce that Jan. 8 marked the
official start of the 2010 Girl Scout
Cookie Program throughout its
eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus,
Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion,
Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter
counties.
Whichever your favorite Girl
Scout Cookie Thin Mints, Tag-
alongs, or Samoas the wait is
finally over! Through late-March,
thousands of Girl Scouts will
take orders for your favorite Girl
Scout Cookie varieties, including
Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Dulce
de Leche, Lemon Chalet Cremes,
Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils,
and the new Thank You Berry
Munch with cranberries and white
fudge chips.
Through Friday, Jan. 29, Girl
Scouts of West Central Florida will
take pre-orders; those cookies will
be delivered beginning Feb. 21.
Friday, Feb. 26 marks the start of
booth sales, so keep an eye out at


Parent's Night Out fundraiser is a success


In December, Girl Scout Troop
508 hosted a "Parent's Night Out
Fundraiser" at St. John the Divine
Episcopal Church in Ruskin to
help fund the troops plans to visit
European Girl Guide properties in
Switzerland and England.
The girls planned the fundrais-
er to allow parents a night out to
finish their holiday shopping, to
attend holiday parties or just have
a night off. Troop 508 was able to
open this activity to the general
public, so children did not have
to be registered Girl Scouts to
attend.
They had a great turnout, enter-
taining 14 children ranging in age
from 11 months to 9 years old,
boys and girls included. The night


included games, crafts, movies
and pizza, all for just $10 per child
donation.
The troop would like to thank
Hungry Howies of Riverview for
their donation. Troop 508 will
host another Parents Night Out in
December 2010.
Troop 508 has scheduled a 10-
day European trip to include Paris,
Switzerland and London in June
2012. All proceeds from this fund-
riser will be applied to their up-
coming trip.
Included in photos are: Kaitlyn
Arruda and Hailey Cooper, Isabel-
la Saski and Makeala Moniz with
fundraiser hosts: Kaitlyn Arruda,
Kristina Stultz and Rebecca
Carlisle.


your favorite businesses and stores
and take a box or 12 home with
you. Also beginning Feb. 26, visit
www.gswcf.org and search for a
Girl Scout Cookie Booth by zip
code using the cookie booth locater
system. It's now easier than ever
to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie
cravings! Booth sales end Sunday,
March 21.
For those who want to support
Girl Scouting in their communi-
ties, but don't want to enjoy the
cookies themselves, GSWCF
offers the Cookies from Home
Program. This unique program is
a way for Girl Scouts to give back
to their communities: donations
of cookies through the Cookies
from Home Program will be sent
directly to military troops serving
in combat zones overseas through
a partnership with Support Our
Troops. Donations to the Cookies
from Home Program may be made
in person through a Girl Scout, or
online at www.gswcf.org at any-
time during the Cookie Program,
through March 21.
Girl Scout Cookies are not only
an icon of American culture, but
also the world's leading entrepre-
neurial program for girls. Through
the program, girls practice useful
life skills such as planning, deci-
sion-making and customer service.
During cookie activities, girls are
members of a team working to-
wards a common goal, with each
girl striving to do her best.
For more information regarding
purchasing Girl Scout Cookies and
supporting Girl Scouting in your
area, visit www.gswcf.org, or call
(800) 881-4475, ext. 1838.
Girl Scouting builds girls of
courage, confidence, and charac-
ter, who make the world a better
place. Girl Scouts of West Central
Florida serves nearly 30,000 girls
in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough,
Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and
Sumter counties. Did you know
that more than 53 percent of all
women business owners are Girl
Scout alumnae? For more infor-
mation on how to join, volunteer,
reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts
of West Central Florida, visit www.
gswcf.org.


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Kneeling, Eva (Melissa) Varvk; Standing (L-R) Judy Schafer, Pas-
tor Ed Schafer, Doris Mansfield, Mary Ann Overman, Arlene Wight,
Paula Conners.
Trinity members join Plaza West staff
Associate Pastor and members of Trinity Baptist Church hold a week-
ly service at Plaza West for the residents. Plaza West staff members
Eva (Melissa) Varvk and Mary Ann Overman assist in transporting the
residents to and from the meeting room. The residents look forward to
their weekly time of worship with singing, prayer and a brief message.
After the service on Christmas week, the Trinity Baptist members and
the Plaza West staff members gathered for a photo. For information on
the church, call 634-4228. -


Gospel music
coming to
Lakeland
A full evening of entertainment
and meaningful music is a rare
treat anytime, but when the occa-
sion includes the best-loved voices
in gospel music... it's a must-see
celebration! If you attend just one
musical event this year, an evening
hosted by Bill Gaither and featur-
ing these artists is one you can't
miss. It will leave you encouraged,
grateful and most certainly smil-
ing!
Gaither Homecoming
Celebration
Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena
701 W Lime Street
Lakeland, FL
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3:00PM
Ticket Prices
$29.50/39.50

Tickets available online at www.
ticketmaster.com or tickets avail-
able by phone (863) 834-8111.

Trinity Baptist
offers a financial
seminar
A financial seminar is being con-
ducted Friday, Jan. 29, from 2-4
p.m. by Spencer Faircloth at Trin-
ity Baptist Church for interested
residents.
Faircloth is a church member
who is a retired SunTrust Bank
Officer. Among the topics covered
are: Understanding Wills, Titling
Property/Avoiding Probate, Un-
derstanding Trusts, and Avoiding
Taxes/Estate Taxes. This will be a
four session seminar. There is no
charge for this seminar. Call Trin-
ity Baptist Church at 634-4228 to
register.


Allen Family
Singers to perform
Friendship Baptist Church is
looking forward to Feb. 21 when
the Allen Family Singsers will re-
turn.
The parents and children sing in
harmony and each has a special
talent. The youngest was 3 years-
old last year and sang a solo.
Friendship Baptist Church is
located atl511 El Rancho off S.R.
674 in Sun City Center.

CLASSIFIED ADS
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645-3111


Meeting location
changed
Sunday, Jan 17, Unity Commu-
nity of Joy will meet at 10 AM in
the Armstrong Room in the Atrium
Bldg, 953 North Course Lane, Sun
City Center. This is just for one
Sunday. The next Sunday they
will be back in the Beth Israel So-
cial Hall, 1115 E. Del Webb, Sun
City Center
Any questions call Carol, 633-
5201 or the church phone 813-
298-7745.


Metaphysics for
the beginners
Jennifer Lutz, president of the
Metaphysical Club, has announced
the formation of a Metaphysical
Book Seminar to be led by Alice
P. Williams.
The seminar is designed spe-
cifically for beginners who want
to know more about metaphys-
ics. The first book will be Mutant
Messages from Down Under by
Marlo Morgan.
The new group will meet on
Wednesday at 3:00 pm in the
meeting room of the SCC Mainte-
nance Building. Meetings will be
on Jan. 11, 18 and 25.
For more information, call Alice
Williams at 634-9065.


Discipleship
Training Classes
begin
Northside Baptist begins Dis-
cipleship Training Classes.
Classes are:
"Peter's Relationship to Jesus"
on Wednesday, Jan. 20 March
10 taught by Nathan Veach 6:00 -
6:50 PM
"Fearless" by Max Lucado
January 20 February 24 on
Wednesday taught by Bev Brunke
Are you are a 'fraidy' cat? Christ
can make you 'purr-fect' 6:00 -
6:50 PM
Northside Baptist Church is
located at 1301 US Hwy 41 N,
Ruskin 813-645-1121.


CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
) SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
I Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. BBend .
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer I
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 1 ES

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil


Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April ............................. 8:30a.m. Day Care Available
Mon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. Mon- rp.m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198


REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School ............................................. 10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ............................................. 5PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday.....................................1- 4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com

FIRST BAPTIST -CHURCH

820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
rwww.fbcruskin.org
A Resource for Families
Sunday School ............................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Bay Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana............................................. 7:00 p.m. GRADE


TriplTour Coordinator Carolyn Deming and students
Community Church College Spring
Semester 2010 to begin
The time is quickly arriving for the second semester of the Community
Church College. Mark you calendar now. Registration is scheduled for
Wednesday, Jan. 27 starting 9:00 AM, at the United Community Church,
1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center.
The Spring Semester will run from Feb. 15 to March 25. They will be
offering 47 courses, several of which will be instructed by new person-
nel. Of course, many of the "regulars" will be returning.
New courses offered are: Shakespeare, Tampa History and Tour, Re-
lationships, Civil War, and the Obama Presidency to name a few. There
are also five exciting trips/tours offered this semester.
No papers to write, no homework or exams. Just attend, enjoy, be
informed and inspired!
Catalogs are available at the College and throughout the Community.
For further information call the College Office at 813-634-8607 or
visit the website at www.cccinscc.org
Ecumenical Taize Prayer service offered
St. Anne Catholic Church, located at 106 1lth Avenue NE on U.S. 41
in Ruskin, will celebrate an ecumenical Taiz6 Prayer Service at 7 PM on
Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The evening will be presided over by St. Anne Pastor Father John
F. McEvoy, who will be assisted by Pastor Russell Meyer, Executive
Director, Florida Council of Churches; Pastor Jack Palzer, Calvary Lu-
theran Church; and Father Tracy Wilder, St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church. The Taiz6 service is a unique blend of prayer, silent reflection,
and music. All are invited to participate.


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396


You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at
yourself. Ethel Barrymore


NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages


COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
641-2128 Sunday School ...................................9:45 a.m.
501 2nd Street SE Ruskin Morning Worship............................. 10:45 a.m.
Rev. Dennis Dilbeck Wed. Evening Bible Study & Praise.....7:00 p.m.
Pastor

North River Church of Christ l
-Non-Instrumental -
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm Home 813-754-1776

SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovtbecause He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30A.M.
Nursery Available I Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf id-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle An Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 -813-674-1301

Welcome e. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
-NON-INSTRUMENTAL-
SERVICES: Sunday........................ 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday................7:00 p.m.

PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670
Masses: Sunday.............................................................8:00, 10:00 AM, Noon
Saturday Vigil.................................................. 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Daily.............................................. ...... 8:00 AM
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30am, Saturday 8:30am and 3:00pm


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JANUARY 14, 2010
Seeing into the Heavenly Worlds
Rev. Janet Reynolds is an ordained minister, with a private practice
in Tampa, Florida. She specializes in practical channeled guidance
from the spirit world, through private intuitive consultations.
Rev. Reynolds will talk on Clairvoyance, the ability to see into the
heavenly worlds, then her Spirit Guide, Blue Feather, will take ques-
tions from the audience and explain what is in the future. She has also
consented to do 30 minute consultations for individuals after her talk.
To meet this fascinating individual, go to the Heritage Room at the Sun
City Center Complex, 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd on Wednesday,
Jan. 20 at 10:00 AM. It is free and open to the public. For information
call Ed Leary 813-383-7594.


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Zipperer's Funeral Home

Only onsite Crematory in S. Hillsborough County
Family owned and operated since 1979


Z 813-645-6130


1520 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
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Unity in Brandon
Lists Activities
1/17/10 The Role of Zeal and
Enthusiasm in Enjoying Life
1/24/10 The Law of Attraction:
THINK is only the beginning!"
Guest Speaker Valerie Crab-
tree
Afternoon workshop The Art of
Thinking Constructively
1/31/10 The Purpose of Renun-
ciation What To Let Go Of!
2/7/10- What is Unity?
2/14/09 What is Generative
Life and How to Use It!
2/21/10 The Twelve Powers in
Review!
2/28/10 Be Still and Know
(Guest Speaker) John Moore
The church is located at 115
Margaret St., Ste D, Brandon, FL.
Check out their website at:
www.Unityinbrandon.org.
Teens to host
pancake breakfast
The Teen Ministry at Sun City
Christian Center will be hosting a
pancake breakfast prior to services
this Sunday, January 17, beginning
at 9 a.m. Donations will be accept-
ed for the meal and proceeds used
to send teens to camp this summer.
The church is located at 17566 U.S.
301 South (2 miles south of SR
674) www. SunCityChristian.com.


Left to right: Paula Lickfeldt, Dianne Carlson, Lois Stone and Bev
Majewski.
Fantastic Friday includes dinner and a
show
The Fantastic Friday Program of the United Community Church, 1501
La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, will present "The Flavor of New Or-
leans" dinner and show, featuring "The Andrew Sisters" with Jennifer
Jordan, on Friday, Jan. 29. The community is invited.
Tickets for the dinner and show are $17 per person and may be pur-
chased after the 10:00 am Sunday worship service and Tuesdays and
Thursday from 10:00 AM to Noon, until the Deadline of Jan. 26.
Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 6:00 PM and the show
begins at 7:15 PM. Tickets for the entertainment only portion are $5
and may be purchased prior to Jan. 26 or at the door the night of the
performance.
For information contact Don Carlson at 813-928-7278.


OBITUARIES


Center for Restoration Ministries
"Restoring the broken through the Word of God"
SERVICES: Worship Service.................Sundays 11 a.m.
Bible Study.................... Wednesday 7 p.m.
310 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-7779
t ,1t11. n, i. , i, ti, it, ,il.. *i/ Pastors Teresa & Freddie Roberts, Sr

A spiritual home where you can come as you are, be
yourself, and find God in your own way. We are a fellow-
ship that encourages spirituality rather than "religion."
Affiliated with Assoc of Unity Churches, Lee's Summit
MO, and Unity, publishers of the Daily Word
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E.
Sun City Center, FL

Unity Community of Joy
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745


V THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO THE SERVICES NOW WORSHIPPING IN THE "CHAPEL"
AT SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME 10:30 AM ON SUNDAYS
NO CREED... BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL

Q rniedfJIKe/Iodlisi GC urcqofdun Ciy Genier
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
Saturday.................. 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Ilb Sunday.................... 8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
I F10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
i Fellowship timI .... Tr . .; I. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
Gfod-srove .'("t.SCC' l(_.MC .om
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

I ik Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J wholeness during worship the first Sunday
of every month.


A Stephen
Ministry Church


Meet fiends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
Refreshments served


1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible


Phone: 813-634-1252
For Information visit:
www.standrewatscc.org


Ruskin Church of Christ
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment.............................. ..............10:00 a.m.
W worship ..................................... ..................................................... 11:00 a.m .
Iglesia De Dios Puerta Abierta
Open Door Church of God
Pastor Jose C. Pita 813-645-3813 813-285-8245
Domingo (Sunday) Estudio Biblico (Bible Study) ............................. 6:00 p.m.
Servicio De Adoracion (Worship/Praise Service).............................. 7:00 p.m.
Miercoles (Wed.) Servicio De Oracion (Prayer Service) ................... 7:00 p.m.
Both Churches at this Location: 611 2nd Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL 33570


S OUTSIDE
Loving Peopk
pringPople BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
C OMILiiN' rITY INVITED
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday







SUNDAY
Worship 9 a.m. & 11a.m. Servicio en Espafiol 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7 PM Adult Bible Study MPact Girls'Club
Royal Rangers Armored Youth Ministry
2322 11th Ave. S.E. Ruskin, FL 33570 645-3337 www.destlnyag.org



Saint Anne Catholic ChuIch

Fr. John McEvoy
Pastor
813-645-1714
SaintAnneRuskin.org

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- :' 1. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
M ASSES
Saturday Vigil M ass.................................................................... 5:00 p.m.
Sunday M ass............................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days ....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily .....................................................M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatol ...............................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession............................. Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
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Marilyn R. Heimbaugh
Marilyn R. Heimbaugh, 84, of Sun
City Center, Florida, passed away
on January 8, 2010. Services will be
handled by Sun City Center Funeral
Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun
City Center, FL.
Martha Woodwell
Hurley
Martha Woodwell Hurley of Sun City
Center died on January 7, 2010. She
was born June 27,1914 in Washington,
D.C.
Martha was preceded in death by her
husband, Dunlea Hurley; her daughter,
Diane Bulger, and her two brothers,
Stanley and Lawrence Woodwell. She
is survived by her son, Charles Lane;
two beautiful granddaughters, Nina and
Sandra Lane of California; her sister
Jessie Woodwell Bush, of Sun City
Center; and an attentive son-in-law,
Jim Bulger. Martha also leaves a large
number of good friends who will always
cherish their memories of a wonderful
lady.
Arrangements were made by Sun
City Center Funeral Home.


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JANUARY 14, 2010

Getting out "Events in and out of the area"


* Compiled by JULIE BALL
Friday January 15
Rock and roll fans of the '70s
band Foreigner and British guitar-
ist Mick Jones, can see them play
live at Ruth Eckerd Hall (1111 Mc-
Mullen-Booth Road
QJ ^K in Clearwater) at 8
l p.m. There will
be a special guest
performance by
Eddie Money and a


meet and greet for guests with VIP
tickets. Tickets run from $50 to
$160. For more information call
(727) 791-7400.
* The Tampa Art Emporium
will host the Gasparilla Artist In-
vasion, an art mixer with works
by over 100 local artists and wine
bar. There will be plenty of 'loot'
to get you in the mood for the an-
nual invasion, including Gasparilla
door prizes, paintings, photography,


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jewelry and more. The Tampa Art
Emporium is located at 3415 Bay
to Bay Blvd. in Tampa. Admission
is free. For more information call
(813) 835-0212.
An evening with the REAL
Lucy, directed by Lucie Araz, this
funny and uplifting one-woman
play guides the audience through
the lifetime of personal memories
inspiring Lucille Ball's timeless
sketches on I Love Lucy, her 30-
year television career, and never-


before heard personal recollections
about her tempestuous and compli-
cated marriage to Cuban bandleader
turned impresario, Desi Arnaz. The
evening recreates the comic genius
and the magic behind the "Queen
of Comedy." Showtimes for the
last weekend are as follows: Fri.,
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 16, 2
and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 17, 4 p.m.
Ticket prices are $36.50. For more
information visit tbpac.org or call
813.229.STAR.
Saturday January 16
Winter Jam 2010, a Chris-
tian music concert event, is hosted
for the 15th consecutive year by
Grammy-nominated NewSong at
the St. Pete Times Forum. The tour
will also include multi-platinum
Reunion recording artist
Third Day; interna-
tionally-renowned
pop recording
artist Newsboys;
Dove Award-win-
ning Reunion recording art-
ist Tenth Avenue North; acclaimed
Flicker recording artist Fireflight;
and guest speaker Tony Nolan.
Tickets are $10 at the door and the
concert starts at 6 p.m. For more in-
formation visit jamtour.com or call
(813) 301-2500.
* AKC-sanctioned, all-breed
dogs shows, obedience trials and
rally trials will be in Brooksville
all weekend. If you are a dog lover,
check out these amazing dogs, be-
hind-the-scenes show tours, rescue
organizations on site with adoptable
dogs, and vendors. Kids' Day is
Jan. 18 and Seniors' Day is Jan. 21.
Spectators are encouraged to bring
a travel chair or folding chair to the
event, for comfort and convenience.
To get to Florida Classic Park: Fol-
low 1-75 to S.R. 50/98 (exit 301)
and go West approximately 1 mile
to Lockhart Rd. For more informa-
tion visit floridaclassicpark.com or
call 813-465-4525.


A Dragon Boat Mini Re-
gatta will take place at the Tampa
Convention Center docks and sail
pavilion from 8-11 a.m. in prepa-
ration for the International Dragon
Boat Races held in May. The infor-
mal event is held to encourage new
teams and individuals to get into
the paddling sport as well as help
paddlers gain experience. Dragon
Boat Racing is great fun for anyone,
young or old. Although most inter-
national crews are either all male or
female, national and regional events
attract primarily mixed teams from
corporations, public service groups,
clubs sponsored by small busi-
nesses, high schools, colleges and
universities. For more information
visit tampabaydragonboats.com or
call (813) 471-1548.
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Join in the Treasure Island
Sport Kite Klub and Sunset Fly-
ers Kite Club festival at the Thun-
derbird Beach Resort (10700 Gulf
Blvd. in Treasure Island) with per-
formances throughout the weekend
by expert flyers from across the
Country, Candy Drops
W for kids, parachute
Stow races, kids
kite battles, preci-
sion sport flying
to music and more
beginning at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This
event is free for all. For more infor-
mation call (813) 948-0854.
Watch a reenactment of a 1864
Civil War battle at the Brooksville
Raid Festival (11100 Cortez Blvd.)
by Hernando County Historical As-
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Sertoma Club. Also Confederate
and Union camps, ladies tea (11
a.m. Sat., period dress required),
Blue/Gray Ball (8 p.m. Sat.), artil-
lery demonstrations (noon daily),
food and more. Battles begin at 2
p.m. The camp opens with colors
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What to plant in

LL ILi January
N i- r- _ FLOWERS: Annuals: Alyssum,
Bracteantha, Calendula, Califor-
nia Poppy, Carnation, Delphinium.
SDianthus, Diasscia, Dusty Miller,
S'Foxglove, Gaillardia, Geranium,
...... Lobelia, Ornamental Cabbage/Kale,
'Ik Nemesia, Osteospermum, Pansy, Pe-
tunia, Snapdragon, Statice, Verbena,
Viola.
VEGETABLES: Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cel-
ery, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Endive-Escarole, Green Onions, Let-
tuce, Mustard, Peas, Potatoes, Turnips
HERBS and SPICES: Anise, Basil, Bay Laurel, Borage, Caraway,
Cardamon, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro/Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Ginger,
Horehound, Lemon Balm, Lovage, Marjoram, Mexican Tarragon, Mint,
Nasturtium,Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Thyme, Watercress.
BULBS: African Lily, Alstroemeria, Amaryllis, Aztec Lily, Calla, Cri-
num, Daylily, Gloriosa Lily, Hurricane Lily, Louisiana Iris, Moraea, Shell
Ginger, Spider Lily, Tritonia, Tuberose, Voodoo Lily, Walking Iris.
WHAT TO DO IN JANUARY
For more details on the following, call your local Extension office or
visit the University of Florida 's publication website: http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu
Plant or transplant cold hardy shrubs and trees. Dig a planting hole
twice the width of the root ball, but no deeper. Place the plant in the soil
at the same level it was growing in the container or ground. Do not com-
pact soil or prune foliage; the plant will shed what it can't support.
Prune deciduous fruit and ornamental plants. Leaf -losing plants like
Crape Myrtle can be pruned at this time. Certain fruiting plants, such as
grapes and peaches, have specific pruning requirements. Contact your
County Extension Service for pruning information.
Protect tender plants from cold. Use covers that extend to the ground,
but that do not touch the plants. Properly arranged, the covers will trap
heat from the ground and protect tender plants.
Lightly prune annuals. Remove 1/2 1 inch of tip growth from each
stem. Remember flowering annuals produce blooms on the new growth.
The more branching you encourage the lovelier the flowering display.
Test soil. It takes time to change soil pH. Have your soil pH tested now
in readiness for the spring gardening season. County Extension offices
provide soil testing services and recommendations.
Irrigate to meet the needs of plants. Plants have reduced water needs
during the cool, short days of winter. One-half to three-quarters inch of
water every 7-10 days (or less often)
will suffice for lawns and landscape
plants. Adjust automatic time clocks
to a winter watering schedule.
Plant deciduous fruit trees. Win-
ter is an excellent time to establish
hardy, leaf-losing fruit trees. Certain
varieties of apples, blackberries, -
blueberries, figs, peaches, pears,
and persimmons do well in Central -
Florida.
Plant and fertilize cool season -
annuals and vegetables. Check the
planting guide to see what annuals
and vegetables can be planted this
month.
Annuals and vegetables benefit
from frequent, light applications of fertilizer. Apply 6-6-6 or a similar
complete fertilizer at the rate of 2 pounds per 100 square feet (or 1 pound
of 12-12-12 ). Repeat on a monthly basis. An alternative approach is
to use timed-release fertilizers such as Osmocote or Dynamite. These
fertilizers release nutrients slowly and only one application every 2 to 4
months is necessary.
Fertilize citrus trees. Young trees (to 4 years old) should be fertilized
four to six times per year, from January to October. Do not use a fertilizer
with an analysis higher than 8-8-8 Apply 1 pound of fertilizer per year
of tree age per application. For mature, bearing trees older than 4 years,
apply fertilizer three times each year: in January-February, May-June
and October-November. Apply 1 pound of fertilizer per year of the tree's
age up to a maximum of 10 pounds per application. An 8-8-8 fertilizer
containing secondary nutrients (particularly magnesium, manganese,
copper and boron) is recommended. Fertilize an area twice the diameter
of the tree canopy.
Stockpile leaves. Find a corner of your yard where fallen leaves from
oaks and other leaf-losing trees can be stockpiled until grass mowing
begins again. Mix leaves and grass clippings together to form a "hot,"
fast-working compost pile.
Spray persistent scale insect problems with horticultural oil. Spray the
trunks and main branches of deciduous fruit trees with horticultural oil
that smothers and kills these damaging insects.
Establish shade tolerant ground covers under trees. Growing grass in
heavy shade is often futile. Try planting plugs of Seville Amerishade,
or Palmetto. If these St. Augustine cultivars don't survive, it is doubtful
any grass will. Substitute the grass with shade tolerant ground covers
like Asiatic Jasmine, Ivies, or Mondo Grass.

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Area Chambers


OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER 23


* Continued from pc
paying out the rising
employment dollars
approximately $8 pc
more than $100 per
nesses with more th
ees will see a rise
per employee, maki
more than $400 per
son employed. The
wages charged per e
be even higher if an
high layoff rate.
The Florida Char
merce, of which
County chambers
sent an explanatory
mation recently to
to help them decide
do to boost their r
nesses.
Florida's 11.2 per
ment rate does not
who no longer draw
not eligible to dray
does not represent t
of unemployed.
Despite the figures
with at the chamber
hopeful for a tum-ar
gave me a brief rec
complishments in 2(
known at this point
for 2010. This is w
Apollo Beach:
President of the 12-r
tive Board
of that
chamber,
said his cr
chamber
currently -.
has 240 i
members
and is
growing
steadily. Gre
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getting Exec
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tightening their belts, and so v


number of un- month now," he said. "Earlier in the think of South Tampa as a long way cided to do the same."
has gone from year we lost some due to attrition. away but it really isn't, and South Recapping 2009 was har
er employee to They either went out of business Tampa is a Bayfront community Doran because she had such a
r quarter. Busi- or couldn't afford to join. But it is just like we are. Wouldn't it be a list of events and accomplish
ian 50 employ- turning around now." good thing for their chamber But two events did stand oi
of about $100 Conley is personally affected as with more than 600 members- to be cause they were new: Jet N
.ng their figure he has 10 employees himself with promoting us to its membership?" with the Ruskin Chamber- an
quarter per per- Technical Systems Integrators, The chamber also wants to maxi- set up like speed dating only
percentages of Inc., based in Maitland. "It's just mize its use of its new facility by moting businesses- and Rive
employee could too early to see how badly this will renting out its new, state-of-the-art Summerfest, which was held
employer has a hurt us but I know we will feel it," meeting room with kitchen facili- Hilton Garden Inn in June an
he said of the new unemployment ties. In 2009, the chamber moved more than 100 participating
mber of Com- tax rate. to new offices at 137 Harbor Vil- nesses. T.- ci' local restate
all four South Conley says the best thing about lage Lane in the Mirabay Plaza (on let those who attended sample
are members, his chamber is its close networking U.S. 41 with Sweetbay supermar- fare and although we didn't
sheet of infor- at the monthly after-hours events ket). Its telephone number is (813) a head count, it was very we
the chambers where people get to know each oth- 645-1366. tended," she added.
what they can er in a more informal atmosphere. R i v Doran credits the high numl
members' busi- These are held the first Wednesday ervie w: attendees at the monthly lunch
of each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. T a n y a which are held at the Rive
cent unemploy- with a charge of $7 for nonmem- D o r a n, Civic Center the fourth Tuesd
include those bers and $5 for members. "It's held e x e c u each month to her Chamber
v, or who were at a different business each month tive direc- bassadors. "They make me
v checks; so it so they get a chance to show off tor of the proud and always inspire me
he true number what they have to offer," he said. Riverview better," she said. "We get froi
The Apollo Beach chamber chamber, '"' to- 90 at the luncheons every r
s, those I talked doesn't start its new fiscal year in w h i c h and have gone as high as
rs say they are January, but in July, so it has al- is near- Tanya Doran, ex- That's an incredible percent
ecutive director of
round and each ready held its retreat and set new ing 400 the Greater Riv- our membership, which is ne
:ap of their ac- goals. members, erview Chamber of 400 and is run by a 17-me
009 and what is "We decided to institute an as- said its Commerce. board." The chamber, which
Sof their plans sociate status that essentially al- 2009 turn- cated two blocks off U.S. 3(
hat they said: lows someone from the community around also started in November the north side of Riverview I
Greg Conley, (who does not have a business) to and they are now averaging 8-to-10 can be reached at (813) 234-5
member Execu- network and get exposure at our new members a month and have Ruskin: Melanie Mor
events," he told me. decided that because of the econo- executive director of the R
Another thing he is concentrating my they are not going to raise their Chamber of Commerce lo
on is collaboration and cooperation dues for 2010. at 315 Tamiami Trail (U.S.
with officials and members of the Later this month Riverview will Ruskin, said that chamber g
other chambers. "We want to cross- hold its annual board retreat, ex- 100 new members in 2008 ai
participate and cross-advertise our cept that this year it will be called in 2009, with a slowdown i
events and invitations to make it "Staycation" (like Vacation only beginning of 2009 and a pick
more profitable- and easier for- staying put). "We won't be going year's end.
the members," he said. "I've al- anywhere or spending any money. Its 15-member board under
ready met with Patty Thornton (of We're just going to hold it right leadership of John Smith of
ag Conley, the Riverview chamber) and have here in the chamber office for one Block will have its retreat late
ident of the plans to meet with the others. If we day from 8-to-2. We felt that in this month to decide new goals.
utive Board can each promote the other's works economy, we shouldn't be spending "We are a very tight-knit gr
:he Apollo along with our own, it will benefit chamber money on anything except Morrison said. "We have
:h Chamber everybody. And why not include the events that promote our business- helping each other right alone
commerce South Tampa Chamber. I mean, it's es," Doran said. "Everyone else is







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we earned a Community Service
Award from the Board of County
Commissioners just this year."
For example, several chamber
members pitched in and donated
their expertise, time and supplies
to revamp the exterior of Frances
Hereford's gift shop, Southern
Grace, next door to the chamber.
"There's something in there for
everybody, but the outside of the
building didn't reflect that," Mori-
son said. "So our members brain-
stormed and came up with the new
look and donated their time, paint,
and I' cr li16in- really helping give
it more curb appeal."
The chamber calls this part of
its work, "Pride through Involve-
ment."
Morrison said that kind of
thoughtfulness is a regular part of
the chamber's attitude.
With membership now around
305, the chamber has noticed mem-
bers using different types of coping
with the new economy.
"Many mom and pop businesses
have one partner- or spouse- work-
ing a job while the other takes care
of the business," she said. This
brings in a paycheck until business
picks up."
A fishing tournament and Jet Net-
ting with the Riverview chamber
were added last year and the cham-
ber urges its members not just to
pay their dues, but come to all the
events and network to get the most
bang for their buck.
This year the chamber was in-
volved with Toys for Tots, the Big
Give, stocking the Community
Cupboard and the Veteran's Day
Parade. Besides this, it sponsors
monthly coffees the first Tuesday
of every month; a business after
hours event the second Tuesday;
and a luncheon the fourth Monday.
"We are very eager to be a part of
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Area Chambers


JANUARY 14, 2010


* Continued from page 23
economic growth and development
in South County and have made
county offi-
cials aware of
this," Morri-
son added.
and loca-
tions of cof-
fees and lun-
cheons call I F,
the Ruskin
chamber at
(813) 645- Elaine Brad,
President of the
Sun City Center
Sun City Area Chamber of
Center: With Commerce.
a member-


ship of 513, the Sun City Center
Area Chamber of Commerce has
restructured its titles and duties
of leadership. Instead of calling
Elaine Brad executive director, her
title was changed in 2008 to Presi-
dent, and their 13-member board
has changed the title of its head
from President to Chairman.
"This is in line with the way larg-
er chambers operate," Brad said in
an interview last week. "The du-
ties haven't changed much, but the
actual structure has."
Membership has stayed fairly
steady, but Brad said she noticed a
pick-up around November.
The chamber's 12 ambassadors


lead new members through events
so they won't feel strange or alone,
and Brad says they do a "tremen-
dous" job at this. "I am immensely
proud of our ambassadors who
work so hard to promote our cham-
ber and make new people feel at
home," she said.
Although they've continued to
have their annual favorite events,
the Business Expo in the spring
and the Trade Show in summer,
they spend more time on network-
ing and growth, she added.
"Everything we do is targeted to-
ward the changes in the economy
and helping our members find a
way to manage in hard times as


well as good," she said.
For the first time in three years
the chamber is putting together a
map that shows each member busi-
ness. "We are very excited about
that," she said.
Two new events were added in
2009 to give their businesses an
additional push: a Summer Show,
which helped year-round residents
with issues from pest control to
what to do with your pets in case of
a hurricane.
Being the first year for the event,
Brad said she thought participation
by 25 businesses was excellent.
The second new event that was
added was Chat and C I i- an infor-


mal lunch held the fourth Tuesday
of every month.
"The luncheons are more formal,
with a speaker and sponsors. Chat
and C Ii\' is just like a get together.
People have to eat anyway so they
just bring their sandwich or what-
ever they're going to have and we
get together and talk. That kind of
networking really helps people to
know each other better," she added.
The catered luncheons are held
the third Tuesday of each month
in the chamber's meeting room.
The chamber is in Sun City Cen-
ter Plaza, in front of the U.S. Post
Office. It may be reached at (813)
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affect the personality and character of the
residents? Actually, many Hillsborough County
residents trace their roots to farms or small town
origins.
On Thursday, Jan.
21, Bruce Hunt, author
of I;, ,i ; Small-Town
Florida, will present a
lecture with slides at the
Eagle Audubon member-
ship meeting. Mr. Hunt
prepared this lecture in ,aU
celebration of the orga- "
nization's 27th birthday
as an authorized chapter ,-
of Florida State and Na- i
tional Audubon Society.
Birthdays often evoke
memories and questions
about the sociological
influences transmitted
during childhood years.
In his book, Bruce
Hunt has combined and
updated two volumes
of his popular I ',, ,, ,
Small-Town Florida.
Take a trip around the Sunshine Sate with Bruce
as he visits 70 of Florida's most charming and
historic small towns places with names like
Sopchoppy, Ozello, and Two Egg. Tour historic
districts, museums, galleries, antiques shops
and great local eateries. Marvel at the intricate
architecture, learn about each town's history,
and meet some of the unusual and endearing
characters who call these small towns home.
Bruce's guidebook lets you experience the
flavor of Florida's backroad burgs and pro-
vides directions, addresses, photo numbers and


websites.
The Eagle Audubon Society originally
existed in Sun City Center as a nature club.
Its Audubon Mission Statement reads: "As a
chapter of the National Audubon Society, we
seek to increase interest and involvement in
our local and state environment, its history,
wildlife, preservation and
restoration."
Eagle Audubon sponsors
field trips, educational pro-
grams at its monthly meetings
at the Kings Point Clubhouse,
Sand offers grants to other non-
profit organizations with re-
0o lated goals. Funding for these
grants is raised by its mem-
Sbers at the annual Outdoor
Nature/Adventure Film Series.
One of the club's activities
has been the establishment
and maintenance of The But-
terfly Habitat at Camp Bayou
Nature Preserve. Activities at
Camp Bayou include the pur-
chase and planting of native
S Florida plants, assisting Dolly
Cummings with programs
at the Habitat Gazebo and
with school trips. Volunteers
are trained under Dolly's
leadership in the Passive Park concept. This
woodland (160-acres) was inhabited prior to
the early Spanish explorations spanning 1540-
1580. Volunteer gardeners, retired teachers
and willing workers are invited to join Eagle
Audubon and be willing to protect and pre-
serve the historic Camp Bayou woodland area.
For more information about the Film Series
call the Kings Point Clubhouse box office at
813-634-9229, Monday through Friday 8:30
am. to 4 p.m. A list of upcoming films is pub-
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Adventure Film Series for 2010. The cost for the entire series is $18
per ticket, individual tickets are priced at $7.50 each and are available
at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office. Price includes sales tax and
are non-refundable. Shows start promptly at 7:30 p.m. in the Borini
Theatre. These exceptional films are narrated by their distinguished
photographers. Proceeds from the series are used for annual grants
to a number of Florida's conservation organizations.
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film about the great cities of Alexandria and Cairo, the great Nile River
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Please join me in a warm welcome
to these outstanding new members of
the Sun City Center Area Chamber of
Commerce. I'm certain that you will
meet these savvy business people at
future events presented by our Cham-
ber as they are dedicated to providing
excellent services to our wonderful
community.
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Many thanks to all our members and
to our community for your support and
contributions to your Chamber!
FREE TICKETS
We have a limited number of free
tickets to the Navy Sea Chanters
Concert scheduled for February 23rd
at the Kings Point Borini Theatre in
Sun City Center. They are available
for pick up at the Chamber, two free
tickets per person. Kiwanis Club of
Sun City Center, sponsor of the show,
asks that you please do not take tickets
unless you are certain you can attend.
The Chamber lobby is open 9 AM to 4
PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday, and 9 AM to Noon on Wednes-
day. Questions? Call 813.634.5111.
-- Elaine Brad is President of the
Sun City Center Area Chamber of
Commerce. She can be reached at
(813) 634-5111 extension 101 or
via direct email ebradl@ aol.com.


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County approves changes to public art
ordinance
At a regularly scheduled Board meeting on Wednesday, Hillsborough
County Commissioners approved a variety of changes to the County's
Public Art Ordinance. The changes were requested to make the Ordi-
nance more flexible in tighter economic times and update the program's
processes.
The County Commission requested that staff and the Public Art Com-
mittee undertake the process of reviewing and revising the Public Art
Ordinance in 2006. The Ordinance details the rules for the County to
purchase public art for its properties, which is paid for through a portion
of County facility project budgets.
The changes to the Ordinance include:
A new sliding scale for assessments to be set annually as part of the
budget process in lieu of the 1% in the old Ordinance.
Additional exemptions for projects including detention facilities, proj-
ects funded by Community Development Block Grant or Enterprise
Funds, Fire Rescue projects, etc.
A decrease in the maximum assessment required for capital projects to
be set aside for public art from $200,000 to $150,000.
Additional authority for the County Administrator to purchase artwork
or artist services under $100,000.
The County's Public Art Program was started in 1989. To learn more
about the Public Art Program and to see examples of public art currently
owned by the County and their location, visit: http://www.hillsborough-
county.org/publicart/.

Pulitzer prize winner to be featured Four
Seasons speaker
Miami Heraldjournalist, Fabiola Santiago will be the featured speaker
for the next Four Seasons Author Series luncheon at the University Club,
38th Floor, One Tampa City Center in downtown Tampa on Friday, Jan.
22 at noon.
Born in Cuba and exiled to the U.S. with her family in 1969, Fabiola
Santiago has been a writer and editor for the Miami Herald since1980.
She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the federal govern-
ment seizure of Elian Gonzalez in 2001. Reclaiming Paris is a coming of
age story set in contemporary Miami to the backdrop of the city's Cuban
culture and history. One enthusiastic reader describes the author's debut
novel as a "Cuban Sex and the City, written with elegance." It's a sensu-
ous and mysterious tale of a young woman's journey toward self discov-
ery. The book was chosen for a Mariposa Award as "Best First Book" at
the 2009 International Latino Book Awards.
The Four Seasons Author Series is presented by the Friends of the Li-
brary of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. The subscription series offers
an annual quartet of literary lunches at which guest authors are invited to
speak on a variety of subjects.
Tickets are $25 and a subscription for four consecutive luncheons is
$100. To reserve your seat for the luncheon, call the Friends office at
(813) 273-3616 by Monday, Jan. 18.


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Tampa Bay Symphony features Russian masters


It has sure been cool lately.
Some of the folks are calling it our
"Russian" winter. Not very enjoy-
able but Jack Heller and the Tam-
pa Bay Symphony are serving up
something "Russian" which is far
more pleasurable than the frigid
weather.


Jack and the 90+ musicians of
the Tampa Bay Symphony are
presenting a program featuring
the great Russian masters. Their
headliner will be Christine Hartley
who will thrill you with her per-
formance of Tchaikovsky's Piano


Christine Hartley will thrill you with her performance of Tchaik-
ovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.


Overeaters
Anonymous meets
weekly
Compulsive overeaters are invit-
ed to attend a weekly meeting of
Overeaters Anonymous on Thurs-
days from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
at St. Anne Catholic Church, 106
11th Avenue NE, Ruskin, Rm 1 of
the Religious Ed Bldg next to the
Parish Center.
Overeaters Anonymous is not a
diet club. There are no dues, fees
or weigh-ins. The only require-
ment for membership is a desire to
stop eating compulsively.
Founded in 1960 with 3 mem-
bers, OA views compulsive over-
eating as a physical, emotional
and spiritual disease that can be
arrested but not cured. Members
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Christine has a multitude of fans
in the greater Tampa Bay area
but few know that she was born
in South Africa of a totally non-
musical family and began play-
ing the piano at the age of six. By
the time she was fifteen she was
performing major piano concertos
on the national radio of South Af-
rica.
After passing student exami-
nations with honors, she won an
overseas scholarship and studied
piano and cello in London at the
Guild Hall School of Music. As
a solo pianist, Christine has per-
formed many well known con-
certos with major orchestras in
England, France, Hungary, Swit-
zerland, Greece, Namibia and Po-
land.
A few short years ago Hartley
performed Rachmaninoff's Piano
Concerto No. 2 with the Tampa
Bay Symphony and this has be-
come a best selling recording.
Under the able baton of Con-
ductor and Music Director Jack
Heller the orchestra will also
perform Tchaikovsky's Marche
Slave, Festival Overture by Shos-
takovich and Rimsky-Korsakov's
Tsar Saltan Suite. See and hear
this magnificent orchestra per-
form on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4:00
PM at Louise Ferguson Hall in
Tampa's David A. Staz, Jr. Center
for the Performing Arts. This was
formerly known as the Tampa Bay
Performing Arts Center. The next
performance will be on Tuesday,
Feb. 23 at 8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, Clearwater. The final perfor-
mance will be in St. Petersburg at
the Mahaffey Theater on Thurs-


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day, Feb. 25 at 8:00 PM. Note
that the Sunday performance is at
4:00pm at the request of many of
their younger audience members.
Thanks to the generosity of con-
tributors, ticket prices at the door
are still a very affordable $20.
Continuing an old tradition, the
Tampa Bay Symphony will be of-
fering a total of 500 free admis-
sion vouchers for this concert
series to public, private and home
schooled students. These may be
obtained by calling (727) 867-
6505 prior to Feb. 17 to insure
timely mail delivery of the vouch-
ers.
Music lovers will be delighted
that the orchestra's albums will be
on sale prior, during and after each
performance.
Want to learn more about the
Tampa Bay Symphony? Visit their
web site at http://TampaBaySym-
phony.com. Any questions? Call
Hank Marois at (727) 867-6505.


JANUARY 14, 2010


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Everyone is invited Jan. 16 to
Little Manatee River State Park to
try their hand at the Poker Event
and win $100 donated by ACE
Hardware Feed & Marine on Big
Bend Rd. You can start any time
between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
but must have your hand in by
1:30, awards will be given at 2
p.m.
There will be food available
from the Friends Cafe and a silent
auction and a few booths. All pro-
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a beautiful day in the LMRS Park
with your family and friends.
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State Senator Ronda Storms assists local foodbank


State Senator Ronda Storms (R-
Valrico) has been working for the
past several months to ensure that
the fish located in the Medard Res-
ervoir will not go to waste.
As a result of the Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Medard Reservoir Embank-
ment Project, the reservoir's sur-
face area will be severely lowered.
Due to the poor water quality and
crowded fish population, there is a
high potential for fish kill.
In a collaborative effort, the Uni-
versity of Florida's Fisheries De-
partment and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission have been
working together to relocate many
of the species of fish currently call-
ing the Medard Reservoir home.
As a result of an inquiry made


by Senator Ronda Storms, 2,100
pounds of blue tilapia and cat-
fish which were not relocated but
would die as a result of the work
were instead caught. These fish
were taken to a processing plant,
which will prepared the fish for
distribution to local food bank,
Second Harvest to feed hungry
families in the Tampa Bay area.
Second Harvest is a member of
the national Feeding America food
bank and services 10 counties in
West Central Florida.
The processing of the fish will
be paid for by donations secured
by the Safari Club and the Hunters
and Farmers Feeding the Hungry.
Senator Storms said, "In the
difficult times many families are
facing right now, this is a great op-


portunity to utilize a resource that
would otherwise be destroyed. I
am delighted and elated to see this
project come to fruition and hope
that Second Harvest and the fami-
lies they serve will be blessed by
this donation."
Senator Ronda Storms, along
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission, University of Flori-
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Management District delivered
the fish to Second Harvest, located
at 4702 Transport Drive, Bldg.
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New year brings easing of some water
restrictions
The start of the new year brings an easing of some water restrictions in
unincorporated Hillsborough County.
A once-a-week limit on watering established lawns and landscaping
is still in effect, but other rules have been eased for hand watering, new
plant materials and fountains.
The changes include:
Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants other than lawns can be
done on any day, at any time.
The establishment period for watering new and replacements grass
has been increased to 60 days, the same as for plants and landscaping.
On days 1-30, the new lawn and landscaping may be watered any day
of the week, before 8 a.m., or after 6 p.m. On days 31-60, the new lawn
and landscaping may be watered as follows: even-numbered addresses
may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Odd-numbered addresses,
locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations
with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) may water
on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Again, all watering must be ac-
complished before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
The operating hours for large fountains and other aesthetic-only water
features has been increased to eight hours a day. The hours of operation
must be posted. Small indoor and backyard fountains may operate at any
time.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's governing board
eased restrictions for the Tampa Bay area because Tampa Bay Water has
made substantial progress in reducing its groundwater withdrawals in
recent months. However, the effects of four years of drought can still be
seen in lakes, rivers and groundwater, and residents are urged to continue
to conserve.
In unincorporated Hillsborough County, violating the restrictions can
mean a fine starting at $100. For complete information on the restric-
tions, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water and click on the "Restric-
tions & Conservation" link, call (813) 275-7094 for a recorded message,
or call the Water Conservation Team at (813) 272-5977 ext. 43991, dur-
ing regular business hours.

Sessums Elementary Students of the
Month for December 2009's character
trait is kindness
Sessums Elementary announces the December Students of the month.
They are: Hailey Rodriguez, Cheyna Pierce, M c K e nz i e
Kangas, Aktiyi, Yesenia Florez, Jax Robeson, James
Andux, Alyssa Snelling, Jada Williamson, Evan Fretwell,
Austin Alfonsi, Haley Terrell, Edelys Colon, Nasheimy
Figueroa, Ryan Halley, Summer Smith, Landon Morales,
Kevin Kerr, Alyssia Kettle, Courtney Walsh, Jessica Ma-
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therford, Janiyah Tompkins, Jadon Fernandez, Kaila Cook,
Lismag Rosario-Santos, Samuel Penner, Gre'Zuniyah
Baker, Hannah Bradham, Justin Eatman, Ashley Anderson,
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6B OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
Summerfield Ladies Club anticipates a SHINE Program


great year ahead
The Summerfield Ladies Club will begin 2010 with a new slate of
officers: Betty Ghahary, President, Nancy Rademaker, Vice Presi-
dent, Diane Jarvis, Secretary and Ann Manning, Treasurer.
A great year is anticipated with a growing membership and many
interesting, fun things planned.The club meets on the 1st and 3rd
Thursday of each month at the Summerfield Community Center,
13011 Summerfield Blvd. Riverview. New members and visitors
are always welcome.
On January 21 the club will be attending a movie in Brandon with
lunch to follow at the Acropolis Restaurant located in the Winthrop
Plaza, corner of Bloomingdale and Providence Roads, Riverview.
The movie begins at 10:15 am and car pools will form at the town
center at 9:30 am. If the movie is not in your plans, join them for
lunch.
February 4 is the regular meeting date for the Summerfield Ladies
Club with a business meeting followed by lunch. One of the items
to be discussed is the mailing of "DVDs to our service personnel."
To this date there have been 175 DVDs donated by club members
and Summerfield residents, and sent to our military personnel sta-
tioned in Iraq and Afghanistan. The club treasury pays the post-
age and hopes to maintain this outreach as an appreciation for their
service. The addition of small items, cosmetic items, ie toothpaste,
hand wipes, hand sanitizer, candy, gum, and dry drink mix, etc, has
been greatly appreciated by the recipients.
The club appreciates donations of any of these items to be included
in the packages shipped monthly. These donations can be dropped off
at the Summerfield Community Center, 1301 Summerfield Blvd.
On February 18 the club will host a trip to Lake Alfred, where they
will visit "The Stables" and lunch on the Back Porch of the facility.
Car pooling will begin at 10:00 am, on that day, from the Commu-
nity Center. For more information contact Martha at 677-4610


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Epilepsy Foundation of Florda receives


grant for veterans
The Epilepsy Foundation of Flori-
da (EFOF), which serves as the lead
advocate for the rights and needs of
people with epilepsy in Florida, has
been awarded a $10,000 grant to
offer a new outreach program for
United States military veterans and
their families.




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Funded by the national Epilepsy
Foundation, and administered by
the EFOF's Miami office, the "Vet-
eran Outreach Project" will target
thousands of veterans in Florida
who are at increased risk of the
neurological disorder due to pos-
sible Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
suffered while serving in action.
Head and brain injuries are linked
to the onset of epilepsy, which is the
third most prevalent neurological
disorder in the nation. More than
360,000 Floridians suffer from the
disorder, and 42,000 deaths result
each year nationally from seizures
and related causes.
Florida is a key region to offer
these services due to its large num-
ber of military bases, and the tens
of thousands of military families
living in the state.
"While serving our country, many
of our military personnel suffered
some level of head and brain trau-
ma, but they may not realize any of
those injuries can have serious and
lasting effects," said Karen Basha
Egozi, EFOF chief executive offi-
cer. "We're very proud to be able
to serve our vets here in Florida and
help them understand the signs and


risks of epilepsy."
Through booklets and a series
interactive lectures and discus-
sions soon to be scheduled in South
Florida, the program will provide
key messages to veterans and their
families, instill general knowledge
of epilepsy and seizures, and offer
tips on recognizing, controlling and
dealing with epilepsy in day-to-day
life. EFOF To Serve Veterans With
New Program 2
In addition, an interactive presen-
tation will be launched in the near
future on the EFOF website, www.
epilepsyfla.org, that also will con-
vey key messages on epilepsy to
veterans, and how the condition
impacts their families and friends.
The new program also will im-
prove EFOF and veterans access to
medical and psychological health
benefits through collaboration with
organizations such as the Epilepsy
Centers of Excellence, U.S. De-
partment of Veterans Affairs, the
National Guard and Reserve, and
the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration
Program.
"We appreciate the national
Epilepsy Foundation recognizing
this great need, especially here in
Florida, and providing resources to
help us serve this distinguished and
deserving group of Americans,"
Egozi said.
Military veterans or anyone
wishing to learn more about the
new outreach project may contact
EFOF at 305.670.4949 or visit
www.epilepsyfla.org.

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100 Announcements
200 Farmer's Mkt
300 Merchandise
400 Marine
450 Transportation
500 Real Estate
550 Manuf. Housing
600 Rentals
650 Prof. Services
700 Services
800 Employment


105 PERSONAL

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280 PETS
Red nose pitbull puppies for sale. For
more info&. Call 813-458-0236






310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41,1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate

Huge Yard Sale
Thursday, Friday & Saturday. An-
tiques, collectibles, tools, fishing gear,
military items, Swarovski & Waterford
crystal, Murano art glass, stereo equip-
ment, Pioneer speakers, Drexel chairs.
1709 W. Shell Point Rd., 7:30am
No early birds. One day only. Friday,
Jan. 15, 8am-2pm. 1008 Cherry Hill Dr..,
SCC. Lighted corner curio cabinet, round
oak table 2 leaves, w/ 4 chairs, love seat
& addition misc. items.





Store Hours:
M-F 9 to 4:45 Sat 9 to 3:45
Monday Sr. Discount
55 yrs+ 50% OFF
on most items
large Variety ofClothing,
Furniture, Accessories,
Collectables, Ar, Books
and Plenty ofBargains!
Donations Needed
Please call 813-645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.


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310 GARAGE/YARD SALES


SRuskin United
Methodist Church
ANNUAL
YARD SALE
105 4th Ave.NW

Saturday, Jan.16

8 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Furniture
*Appliances
Televisions
SHome Accessories
SLots of things!


Moving sale. 403 Blackhawk Circle,
SCC. Refrigerator, king size bedroom,
bar stools, pull out couch, end tables,
computer, vacuum, fans, gas grill, misc.
Jan. 15 & 16. 8am-?

Garage sale. Saturday, 9am. 3615 Gavi-
ota Dr., Ruskin. La Paloma. Bar stools,
lawn furniture, Avon products, etc.


Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
10% or more and over
on SILVER COINS
Call for private consultation orappointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816. cell(813)503-4189
S "Yourlocal dealer for over 18years"


1001 Beach Blvd, SCC. Moving sale.
Furniture, jewelry, vintage glassware,
linens, tools & lots of misc. Jan. 14, 15,
& 16, 7am
735 Winterbrook Way, SCC. Saturday &
Sunday. 8am-2pm. Name brand men's
clothing, art, furniture, crafts, electronics,
golf, much more. Top quality.
Big 2 family yard sale. Beautiful Longa-
berger baskets, household items, VCR/
DVD /Tivo tapes. Golf balls, furniture,
TVs. 1018 Bluewater, SCC. Friday &
Saturday, 8am-?

25 Garage Sales
Riverbreeze Estate Park. 1710 7th St.
SW, Ruskin. Saturday, 1/16 8am-2pm.
Tools, many western books, applianc-
es, dishes, adult clothing. Too much
misc stuff to mention.


310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
Annual rummage sale/ bake sale. Break-
fast, lunch & more. Hacienda Heights,
8am-11am. Serving breakfast for $3.
Rice Creek RV Resort 8:30am-1:30pm.
Serving lunch at 11am. Both parks
holding events in Rec halls. Open to
public. Located on US 301, just south
of Gibsonton, north of Symmes.
Cobalt blue glass, floral supplies, house-
hold items, clothes (women's plus)
books, misc. Thursday & Friday 1/14
& 1/15, 8am-2pm, 1527 Allegheny Dr.,
SCC.

Big sale. All season family clothes, work
boots, 3 guns, many fishing rods, golf
clubs & balls, power tools, square dance
clothes & fat quarters. 904 El Rancho,
SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm.


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NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon

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311 AUCTIONS


Auction
Stillson Auction Co. LLC. On your site.
Estate/ business liquidation / char-
ity. Call now to schedule! 30+ yrs of
experience.
813-634-4241
AU3835

312 ESTATE SALES
Furniture & household items. Jan. 15
& 16, 8am-2pm. 1004 Silver Spurs
Circle, Sundance, Wimauma. US 301
south, left onto Lightfoot Rd, right onto
Arrowsmith, right on Silver Spurs Circle.
813-633-2332


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Golf Cart, Portable Fireplace, Rocking
Chair, Full Bedroom Suite, Tilt Top Table,
Stereo w/Speakers, Pfaff Commercial
Sewing Machine, Refrigerator, Troybilt
Lawn Mower, Tools, Porter Cable, Sanders,
Saws, Routers & Drills, Makita Tools, Air
Compressor, Delta Jigsaw, Air Tools &
Accessories, R-12 Freon, Homemade
Ammunition (all caliber), Fishing
Equipment, Magnetic Locator, Lots of
Lawn Ornaments, Concrete Patio Table,
Ladders, Collectibles, Warner Bros.
Animation Art, Waterford Crystal,
Wedgewood, Legend Bronze Sculpture,
Precious Moments Collection, Anri
Collection, Henning Trolls, Wood Carvings,
Ronald A. Lee Sculpture, Lenox Collection,
Clown Collection, Central Pacific Train Set,
Murano Glass, Fenton Collection, Hull
Pottery, Chokin Art, Royal Doulton &
Goebel, Tachome Guitar, Oriental
Figurines, Mechanical Banks, Telescope,
Cameras, Clocks, Vintage Clothing, new
Red Wing Shoes, Pipe Collection, Linens
(new), Household, Kitchen and Misc.
Too much to list! Don't miss this one!
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312 ESTATE SALES


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Beautyrest World Class, Glass
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Tile Top w/3 Chairs, Double Bed
w/Headboard, Dresser,
Chest & Night Stand,
Couch, Chair & Love
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Computer Desk, Regular
Desk & Desk Chairs,
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Bookcases (5), Lamps, Dishes,
Appliances & Linens.
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330 FURNITURE
Oak entertainment center w/ large TV
& video player $1,000 for all. Large
multi glass shelving unit. $1,500 SCC.
813-633-1801

Solid oak executive desk, 6ftx3ft, 2 small
drawers & 2 large drawers. Excellent
condition. $100. 813-785-5144 or 813-
645-2030


Model Home & Consigned Furniture
& Accessories
Apollo Beach Shopping Center
6024 U.S. Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach
(next to Westshore Pizza)
LayawayAvailable





336 TV, STEREO, RADIO
Large flat screen TV (Olivia). Like new,
best offer. 941-445-5732

360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855

We buy golf carts, any condition. We pay
top dollar for used carts, running or not.
Same day pickup. 813-300-0114

395 WANTED TO BUY
Want to buy. Old Fishing tackle & reels.
Vintage dolls. Call Walt 813-645-8628







425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats
& trailers. 813-677-2000 www.South-
BayStorage.com

Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RV's,
boat's, trailer's. All sizes. 2903 39th
Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www.
littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com

Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/2 mile from Williams Park.
813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469

Boat & RV storage starting at $60. Free
wash station & dump station. Self-stor-
age climate controlled. Call Stursafe
813-341- STUR (7867)







455 AUTOMOBILES
2003 Acura TL Type S, auto, power
everything, 49,300k, sunroof, spoiler.
Black interior /exterior, excellent condi-
tion. $10,500. 813-642-8509

456 TRUCKS AND VANS
2003 Chrysler Limited, Town & Country,
gold, leather, automatic doors, Preci-
sion sound CD player. Clean. $9,800.
813-633-2450

459 MOTORCYCLES

Feel the freedom
& save on gas 2009 Harley David-
son, Street Bob DYNA. $12,000. No
reasonable offer refused. Call Stephen
813-833-7148 or Carolyn 813-645-
7802 for appointment to see the bike.







510 WATERFRONT FOR SALE
Apollo Beach 2br/2ba condo. Boat slip,
newly renovated, SS appliances, end
unit. Gorgeous $135k. 941-445-5732

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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
2br/lba home, 1br/lba pool house,
20x42ft pool, remodeled, large private
lot on Adamsville Rd. $169K. S.L. Real
Estate service. 813-741-3678 or 813-
285-7572


* Duke "Expanded," KP, on Lake. Pets,
2BR/2BA, double garage. $149,000.
* Hampton "Expanded," KP. 2BR/2BA, with
extra lanai, laminate floors. $69,500.
RENTALS
Stuart "Expanded," KP. 2BR/2BA
Fullyfurnished, available seasonally ($1,400
per month) or annually ($745 per month)
Rental available for 1 month rental



RIVERBREEZE ESTATES --
mobile home lot. $24,500
KINGS POINT --
1 bedroom, 1 bath. $33,900
SOUTH LAKE --
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage.
$189,900
CYPRESS CREEK --
3 bedroom, 2 bath. Built in 2007.
$112,000
BIG BEND -- Close to Hwy. 301.
Commercial Potential. $980,000








RUSKIN VACANT LOTS
OWNER FINANCING!
CLEARED RESIDENTIAL LOT: Great
area, close to shopping and main hwy. No
HOA, no CDD. $29,900.
*1.17 ACRE CLEARED LOT: Zoned
Residential/Mobile Home, secluded, electric
and well on site. $59,900.
UNIQUE WATERFRONT LOT: Deep
water, large new dock, great fishing,
fabulous view, all utilities on site. Zoned
PD-MU (House, M-H, Manu. H). $249,000.
COMMERCIAL RENTAL
WAREHOUSE IN RUSKIN: 7,200 sq. ft.
including A/C, office space, kitchenette and
bath, loading dock, roll-up doors, security
system, handicapped parking. Over 1 acre
lot: $2,200/mo. +deposit.






512 CONDOS FOR SALE
55+ Kings Point at SCC. Spacious
single level condo on golf course, like
new condition. 2br/2ba, living, dining
combo, den, high ceilings, maintenance
free. Full amenities. A must sell, asking
$139,900. Call for brochure or preview,
by owner Nancy 912-816-7963






610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
850-5217

Apollo Beach 3br/2ba on canal. New
pool, lanai, lease. Ready to move-in.
Fios ready, pet ok. $1,895. Call 813-
645-6985

Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished wa-
terfront condo 2br/2ba. $1,250 annual,
$2,000 monthly seasonal, Call Dave
813-645-4991

New mobile homes for rent. Family
park. L & N Trailer Park, Gibsonton.
(2nd Month Free)
813-381-4830

611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Rental house. Riverview. 2br/1ba,
Florida room, W/D, big yard, storage
sheds, shopping close. $900 monthly,
background check. Pineridge Ave.
813-671-4569


611 HOUSES FOR RENT

55+ SCC Community
Now available 2br/2ba, includes
water, sewer, yard care, fitness, recre-
ation card. 813-634-9695

S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin,
Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813-
310-1888 or 813-849-1469

612 APTS. FOR RENT
Riverview 2br/1 ba, CHA, water, garbage
& maintenance included. $600 monthly
$400 deposit. 813-244-0517 or 813-
239-4293

For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896

Ruskin apt. for rent. 2br/1ba, washer
& dryer hookup. Water & garbage
included. No pets. $575 monthly plus
deposit. 813-645-1801

1br/1ba, unfurnished, non smoker, no
pets. 1013 Neptune Dr, Ruskin. Water,
sewer included. $385 monthly, $385
deposit. Info. 813-633-0069

Ruskin Efficiency
Nice area $475 monthly or $695 sea-
sonal. Fully furnished, all utilities paid.
813-468-1264 or 813-787-7883

620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Wimauma, want to live in a country
setting that's clean & quiet. No alcohol
or drugs. $135 weekly, nicely furnished
room includes all utilities & basic cable.
813-503-4592

621 PLACES TO SHARE
Roommate wanted. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
house, very clean. All appliances. Apollo
Beach, fresh water canal. $550 monthly.
813-789-7142

630 M.H. RENTALS
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-
8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896

Ruskin 2br/lba mobile home on quiet
street. Waterfront. Fish off dock. Utilities
included. No pets, no smoking. Refer-
ences needed. Rent $185 weekly plus
deposit. Call 813-363-6001

One bedroom furnished, water & electric
included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom
(not furnished) $165 weekly, plus secu-
rity deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park
in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
A/C. 813-677-1086

2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for
rent. First month & security deposit
required & valid ID. Call 813-634-1209

2br/2ba private lot. South of Gib-
sonton, US 41. Call 813-927-2065

646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
813-677-1137






661 BUSINESS OPP.






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Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
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Flat rate $75, full clean

Green Team
Home /office cleaning. Windows
cleaned. Pressure washing, yard
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1221. Visa, MasterCard accepted.

710 LAWN CARE
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710 LAWN CARE

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service. Pressure washing. Monthly
lawn maintenance. Licensed & in-
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714 TREE REMOVAL

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Landscaping. Sales: trimming, remov-
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rock/ mulch. We barter for items of
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Pittman Trucking & Tractor
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Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
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Free estimates.

Fill-Land Clearing
Dozer & loader work, driveway & sep-
tic fill, & shell hauled. Robert Carver,
813-634-4962. Beeper 813-267-6217


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Pau B. (813) 645-3211

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FIRST TIME OFFERED! Original owners providing rare opportunity to buy a
delightful 4BR/2BA home for only $158,900. Perfect blend of comfortable,
modern living, choice location, and affordable price. Home boasts bright, open
floor plan, light tile and carpet throughout, maple cabinets, vaulted ceilings.
Upgraded screened porch and outdoor cooking area overlook conservation
area. Must see! CALLJUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
COZY 2BR/1BA ON LARGE CORNER LOT. Special Features include: County
water & sewer, wood burning stove, nice large bedrooms, almost new washer
& dryer, large bonus room and much more. $106,900. CALL KAY PYE
361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
EXCELLENT BUY! 2BR/1BA stilt home. Built in 2005. Nice open floor plan,
wood laminate floors throughout, large deck off living room, nice size bedrooms,
extra storage room and a very private, tropical back yard with a small pond!
$94,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
ACREAGE ON THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER! 4.91 acres (MOL) 3BR/2BA
with an extra large garage & dock. Property runs to 7th St .SW & includes two
lots: 1/2 acre each with separate folio numbers! Great opportunity for subdivid-
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for privacy this 1/2 acre is the one for you. $484,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
FIVE ACRES m.o.l. with plenty of road frontage, currently zoned agricultural
with residential land use and plans available for townhome community. Lots of
potential for the developer, builder or investor. Close to all major conveniences.
Asking $375,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY, 645-1540
PLENTY OF ROOM! 3BR/2BA home on 4.55 acres. Room to expand or enjoy
the quiet. Inground pool, green belted zoned for horses and could be a fish
farm as tanks are set up. CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
BEAUTIFUL NEW LISTING!! 3BR/2BA/2 car garage home built in 2007 located
in Cypress Creek. Nicely maintained with a large great room plan, lovely
landscaping and convenient to shopping, restaurants and all major highways.
This property is being sold as a short sale for only $112,000. Call today for an
appointment!! CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
BACK ON THE MARKET AFTER DEAL FELL THROUGH: Very cute 3BR/1BA
concrete block house on 1/3 acre fenced lot. Clean, recently repainted inside,
new CHA, newer plumbing & sewer. Home also has carport, utility-rm & large
shed. No HOA, no CDD, low taxes $79,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
PERFECTLY MAINTAINED DOUBLEWIDE, ON OWN LOT: Furnished
2BR/2BA, large MBR & MBA, open living area, great kitchen with cooking island,
eat-in-space & pantry, enclosed Fla-Rm, utility-rm, storage shed. $89,500.
CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT HOME: Recently improved & repainted, this
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Inside utility, large den/hobby room, screen porch, double carport and beautiful
lot with fruit trees. $189,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
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Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our
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(Evening phone numbers)
Judy Erickson ..................... 468-0288 Jim Grannon........................... 610-3485
Claire Tort........................... 363-7250 KennAntonelli ..................... 786-3124
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson ..................... 624-2225
Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley................ 645-1540
Christine Nethers ............... 786-6542 LaRae Regis........................... 633-8318
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201







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