February 11, 2010
RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
THE OBSERVER NEWS
Valentine's Day is
Sunday, Feb. 14
March 5 marks World
Day of Prayer which will
be celebrated locally by
numerous churches and
hosted by St. John the
Divine Episcopal Church,
Sun City Center at 10:45.
Prayer begins at dawn in
Fiji and ciculates around
the world every hour
until midnight. This, and
other church related
news can be found
on pages 4B, 5B and 6B
on East Bay High
S Department as
perform the classic
"Of Mice and Men"
which debuts tonight
(Feb. 11) at the high
Jonie Maschek's Fish
Tales highlights the local
fishing situation after
temperatures last month.
There's also information
about free and paid boat
1.I l .,.I. I llI I h. .ll l l lIh,
South County area, and
A father's fable creates
a reluctant writer
* By MELODY JAMESON
RUSKIN Robert J. Schindlerjust may be the region's
most reluctant writer.
When daughter Meghan entreated him to turn an imagi-
native childhood fairy tale into a publishable children's
story, the former interna-
tional banker declined... and
argued against...and then
When he ultimately gave
in, it was only with the pro-
viso that she handle all the
actual publication details -
and that the book's develop-
ment be kept between the
two of them.
Then, as the time ap-
proached to establish public
authorship, the Ruskin
businessman fashioned a
pseudonym disguising his
And, when the 27-chapter, Robert J. Schindler,
427-page novel formally Ruskin businessman, aka
debuted at an Ybor City Robert Jay, fiction writer
coming out party, its writer
hired an actor to circulate as the author.
Yep, Bob Schindler, aka Robert Jay, author of Mon-
tooth and the Canfield Witch, devoted father and hus-
band, banker turned business executive, lover of history,
dedicated European traveler, never saw "writer" on his
personal horizon. But, life unfolding has a way of adding
detours along the route.
It all started with a charming alligator hatched in a
duck's nest on a Florida lake shore.
Essentially a mid-
now 66, took his degree
in economics from
Purdue University and
went into banking some
four decades back. "I
love history and really
wanted to teach," he
recalls now, "but I knew
there'd be more money
in banking." It didn't
dawn then that an appre-
ciation for what's gone
before and an inclination
to share the knowledge
are two characteristics
common to many work-
ing writers. Complete with primary
nthe natural course elements of the storyline,
In th natu corse including a toothy imposing
of events, Schindler the alligator and an honest-to-
banker married, fathered goodness witch, this dust
first son Matthew and jacket art captures the mood
then daughter Meghan, for joining adventuress Carty
and climbed the finan- Andersson on treks to secret
cial services ladder. Life places in the Everglades.
was good, and getting Ruskin businessman Bob
better. Eventually, his Schindler, aka Robert Jay,
wrote "Mantooth and the
bank won the contract to wrote "Mantooth andthe
provide banking services Canfield Witch" around a
fantasy he created for a
to America's military young daughter nearly 20
forces stationed across years ago. This art work, as
Europe. He was tapped well as chapter illustrations,
to head the financial op- were painted by Lauren
rations for them around Ireland, a Ringling School of
the continent. The fam- Art student.
ily arrived in time to see
the Berlin Wall come down.
And, for the next three years from their home base in
Germany, Schindler, wife Hildy, Matthew and Meghan
spent spare time absorbing firsthand the histories of sev-
eral nations, basking in other cultures, soaking up experi-
ences he figured would become part of the family lore.
In the early '90s, their tour ended, Hildy and their young
teenagers preceded Schindler to the states. He remained
behind to wrap up.
Enter Montooth, purely the figment of a lonely imagi-
nation. "For years, I read to both of the kids regularly
as they were growing up," Schindler notes, and now,
separated, he began penning a fantasy for Meghan, his
youngest. Writing in green ink, in longhand, he spun for
See RELUCTANT WRITER, page 14
Half as far as Bushnell
BY PENNY FLETCHER
SUN CITY CENTER- South County veterans and
their families eligible to be buried in a National Cem-
etery only have to drive half as far as they used to
thanks to the on-going construction of the Sarasota
National Cemetery at 9810 State Road 72.
"Before this cemetery was built, eligible veterans
and their spouses had to go to Bushnell," said Cdr.
"Bo" Heininger, U.S. Navy Ret., who is also com-
mander of the local chapter of the Association of Na-
Heininger made the remarks as part of a presenta-
tion at the Feb. 2 luncheon of the ANA at the (Free-
dom) Plaza Club and then turned the floor over to his
two guest speakers, Wesley Jones, director of the new
cemetery and Glenn Herman, lead cemetery represen-
Although Bushnell has a beautiful national cemetery,
it is 78 miles from Sun City Center, where Sarasota is
only 38. This will save a lot of time when funeral plan-
ning as well as when the burial services are held.
"It pretty much takes a whole day now to go (to
Bushnell) said Heininger as he introduced his guests.
Jones and Herman brought renderings of the com-
pleted project on two separate easels, showing how
the 300-acre property will look when finished, and
explained it in phases.
At this point, only 10 acres are completed, and a
See NEW CEMETERY, page 12
Spotlight on South
County Career Center
* ByJULIE BALL
Don Chase is more than your average high school teacher
to South County Career Center (SCCC). He has brought
so much success to his classes that the school named him
teacher of the year. He will compete against a wider pool
across Hillsborough County for the county teacher of the
"It wouldbe an honor to win county-wide for this school,"
said Chase. "South County is not well known to people in
and out of our community."
Chase is the reading teacher at a school that pushes drop-
out prevention amongst its students. Last year, his first
year at SCCC, he taught reading to students in the auto
and culinary programs only. This year, Chase expanded
and now teaches reading across the board, to students in
Spotlight on South County Career Center is a career-
oriented school aimed at high school age students living in
South Hillsborough County. Through academic remedia-
tion and technical training students earn their Florida High
School Equivalency Diploma while acquiring skills nec-
essary to enter the
With the con-
stantly growing ,
dropout rate ,
SCCC is an option
for students who
have dropped out
of their neighbor-
hood high school
or on the border-
line of not gradual-
Students admitted to South
County must be at least 16
See TEACHER, page 24
South County Career Cen-
ter's Teacher of the Year Don -
Chase will compete against
other outstanding teach-
ers for the coveted title
of Hillsborough County .
Teacher of the Year.
* By MELODY JAMESON
* South County SHED
The South Hillsborough Eco-
nomic Development (SHED)
Council's kick-off meeting is to
get underway at 2 PM Friday
(February 12) in the South Shore
Corporate Park, on 30th Street at
Shell Point Road.
The Council, formed in Novem-
ber with veteran community plan-
ner and demographics expert Jim
Hosler as managing director, de-
fines its mission as "pro-actively
and aggressively marketing South
Hillsborough County to local, re-
gional and national investors as
part of ongoing economic devel-
opment efforts." The organization
is actively engaged in promoting
South County educational, envi-
ronmental, recreational, historic
and business development assets
via the internet, said Fred Jacob-
sen, marketing director.
The meeting will be held in the
first building constructed in the
corporate park, a Ryan Companies
US, Inc., property. Representatives
of Ryan, a national commercial
real estate firm providing design-
build services, top the agenda, Ja-
cobsen said. Local business orga-
nizations also are on tap to make
presentations, he added. The focus
will be attracting new enterprise to
attract new jobs and a brightening
Reservations are not required,
but to ensure seating participants
may RSVP to Hosler at jim@
* SCC Security Squad
Two newcomers and two veter-
ans were elected to serve on the
SCC Security Squad board of di-
rectors during the organization's
annual meeting Friday (Feb. 5).
Coming to the nine-member
board are Karen Ryan and Larry
Henbest. In addition, veteran
board members Al Hamm and
Mike Albanese were re-elected.
Their terms are two years, with
a maximum of two terms or four
consecutive years, said Lannie
Cardwell, chairman of the nomi-
Other board members include
Suzanne Boothe, Cardwell, Eileen
Courter and Dick Walker, along
with longtime chief, Martha Fin-
ley. Following the general elec-
tion, the board tapped Henbest
as president, Cardwell as vice
president, Boothe as secretary
and Hamm as treasurer.
S Squad members present
also approved by a margin of
117 to 13 an amendment to the
by-laws limiting the number of
terms served by a patrol chief. The
amendment is not applicable to the
See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 23
2 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
TAKE A LOOK AT THESE QUALITY, PREOWNED VEHICLES
A very nice BMW with
some miles on it. Has a
sunroof and Kenwood
Nice Cadillac DeVille with
58,567 miles. Beige interior
Cadillac 2008 2007
Deville Chevy Chevy
Devi le Silverado Tahoe
Sharp Cadillac DeVille with 1500
49,607 miles. Blue with Tahoe LT with moonroof,
beige interior Only 20,000 miles Tahoe LT with moonroof
b#10017A Silverado LTZ, 4x4 cloth interior and only
#10L017A#291325B 46,506 miles. #291272A.
$11,977 s28,988 $22,900
Lifted Dodge Power Wagon
all jacked up on oversized
tires on chrome afternarket
Helo wheels. Built-in Warn-
built 12K Ib. electric winch.
45,815 miles. #291327B
Eddie Bauer edition with
power moonroof, power
folding 3rd row seat and
more. One owner, new car
trade-in from local owner.
38,365 miles. #101003A
Extra nice XLT Explorer,
V6, leather, only 35,246
2007 2007 Ford
V6, XLT Explorer in solid
black with cloth seating
and only 29,495 miles.
Five alloy wheel and
oversized tires, KC lamps,
custom rear bumper,
thousands of $$ in add
ons. 29,655 miles.#P7977A
V8, Limited, moonroof,
factory hard tonneau cover,
tow hitch, running boards.
61,563 miles #P8061.
Panoramic roof, stone
leather, bright alloy wheels,
power liftgate, keyless entry,
47,275 miles. #P8029.
Extra sharp Lariat F150,
4x4, Fabtech lift, 18"
chrome Moto Metal wheels,
35x12.50 tires. Only
33,998 miles #P8058.
Navigation, camel leather
seats, chrome alloy wheels
and four brand new tires.
30,673 miles. #P8021.
XLT Crew Cab, 4x4, diesel,
chrome step bars, rev sens-
ing, 17" alloy wheels, tires like
new 65,458 miles #P8053
Panoramic roof, navigation,
THX audio, ultimate pkg.,
class 2 trailer pkg., adaptive
headlamps. 42,796 miles.
Lariat, 4x4, Crew Cab, tan
leather int., 5.4L engine.
Tailgate step option.
29,315 miles #P8023.
Power moonroof, rear
DVD player and more.
41,797 miles. #P8033.
F250 Lariat Crew Cab,
4x4, only 8,194 miles Black
with beige interior Only
8,194 miles #P8066.
With moonroof, rear
system and more. Only
34,389 miles. #P8032.
Lariat, 4x4, Crew Cab,
diesel, moonroof, leather,
tow command and more.
4 new rear tires 52,618
Extra nice Zephyr with
navigation system, stone
leather interior, 4 brand
new tires. 37,550 miles.
Nice Hyundai Elantra with
automatic and only 20,258
Extra sharp Zephyr that
drives like new! Dark wood
trim, heated/cooled seats,
only 38,463 miles. #P8055
Good looking, red metallic
Marquis LS, light camel
leather seating. 24,839
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
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They cut the ribbon
Kids Galore and More held their ribbon cutting on Friday, Jan.29 at
their place of business at 9431 U.S. 301 South, Riverview.
For more information and hours of operation call 813-260-8457. Own-
ers are Gary and Shawn Marx.
Jennifer Baker and Stacy Self play at the ribbon cutting.
Family Owned & Operated
Available Through American Car Care & NAPA
We Are a AAA
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NO INTEREST Credit Offer
Starts at l L r Ha
Includes up to 5 tires a -
Most cars ..
Expires 2/28/10 .
Walk-In Oil Changes Welcome *
Any set of 4 tires of the following brands:
BFGoodnc pric j ., AUUNRYAEN
Exp. 2-28-10 Not valid w/any other offer. Must present coupon.
Courtesy Shuttle Service Available Towing Upon Request
2003 US HWY. 41 S.
(exactly 1 mile south of 674/College Ave.)
OPEN Monday through Friday www.athomeauto.net
It is a tradition at The World of
Suzie Vong Beauty Salon to hold
a fundraiser in conjunction with
their anniversary celebration. This
year for the salon's 21st anniversa-
ry, a total of $850 was raised; $400
for the ABWA scholarship fund
and $450 for 9 local schools.
Shown above, front row left to right, Suzie Vong McCracken, salon
owner; Michelle Rahn, Ms. SeniorAmerica 2004; Brian Harvey, Apol-
lo Beach Elementary assistant principal; Kara Brush, Apollo Beach
teacher of the year. Back row, Dolores Berens, ABWA; Donna Ip-
polito, Ruskin Elementary principal; Donna Koren, Ruskin teacher
of the year; Anna Voida, Shields Middle School principal; Deanna
Heim, Beth Shields Elementary teacher of the year; Kelly Zunkiewizz,
Lennard HS teacher of the year; Lana Saffold, Wimauma teacher of
the year; Barbara Lawton, East Bay High School teacher of the year;
and Louise Ferla, Ms. Senior New Jersey, 1993. Not pictured Mi-
chelle Migliaro, Reddick teacher of the year and Gail Stewart King,
Eisenhower Middle school teacher of the year.
Stroke and Osteoporosis screening coming to Riverview
Residents living in and around Four key points every person
the Riverview can be screened to needs to know:
reduce their risk of having a stroke 1. Stroke is the third leading
or bone fracture. The Kingswood cause of death and a leading cause
Mobile Home Park will host Life of permanent disability
Line Screening on March 2. The 2. 80% of stroke victims had no
site is located at 10109 Oak Forest apparent warning signs prior to
Drive in Riverview. Appointments their stroke
will begin at 9:00 a.m. 3. Preventive ultrasound screen-
Hagman joins Keller Williams Realty
Lexie Hagman, a top selling real estate professional in Sun City Cen-
ter and SouthShore has joined Keller Williams Realty.
Lexie, previously with A-1 Connection Realty, has had a very success-
ful career in interior design since the 1980s and has been in the real estate
industry for ten years.
"We are truly lucky to have Lexie Hagman
join our Sun City Center Office," says Team
Leader Sally McFolling. "Lexie's extensive
background in decorating and design enable
her to bring another dimension to assist her *
sellers in staging their homes ensuring that
they receive the most for their properties in
a shorter amount of time. Buyers will also
benefit from Lexie's expertise as they move
into their new homes."
"Lexie has a great reputation and is known
for her humor and commitment to customer LEXIE HAG
service," said McFolling. "We know that she
will be a great asset to our Team." Lexie may be reached at: (813) 625-
7710 or at email@example.com.
The Sun City Center Office, located in Sun City Center Plaza was es-
tablished in 2008 and has 35 associates.
To learn more about Keller Williams Realty, call Sally McFolling at
(813) 842-8191 or visit www.kw.com.
ings can help you avoid a stroke
4. Screenings are fast, noninva-
sive, painless, affordable and con-
Screenings identify potential
cardiovascular conditions such as
blocked arteries and irregular heart
rhythm, abdominal aortic aneu-
rysms, and hardening of the arter-
ies in the legs, which is a strong
predictor of heart disease. A bone
density screening to assess osteo-
porosis risk is also offered and
is appropriate for both men and
Packages start at $139. All five
screenings take 60-90 minutes
to complete. For more informa-
tion regarding the screenings or
to schedule an appointment, call
1-877-237-1287 or visit their web-
site at www.lifelinescreening.com
Pre-registration is required.
Life Line Screening was estab-
lished in 1993, and has since be-
come the nation's leading provider
of preventive screenings.
Have something you
to send us?
Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.
* Minor Surgery Lab EKG Immunizations
* Preventative / Routine Care
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
(Ages 5 and up)
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
4 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
by William Hodges
Correct your faults and then forget
them. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But
it is much more difficult to do than
seems reasonable. I know that in my
years on this earth I have continually
strived to correct my faults, but some
of them persist in dogging me long
after they are gone. How is this pos-
sible, you ask? Let me tell you two
The first is that along with the fault
came a memory, and the memory is
so strong that even though we are
not engaged in the activity we called
a fault, the guilt feeling is still there
and easily triggered. For example,
a friend of mine is an alcoholic. For
five years, he has been sober and at-
tends Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
ings regularly. Yet, he cannot put
the guilt behind him for his actions
during the time in which he drank to
excess. Intellectually, he knows that
during that time he was sick and the
illness was the cause of his actions.
But, emotionally, he holds onto the
blame. He is not unlike a child who
overeats and becomes obese. Later
in life, when the child grows into an
adult of normal weight, he may be
cursed to continue thinking of him-
self as fat.
The second is there are those among
us who feel it is their God-given duty
to make sure people around them
never forget the fact that they are not
now or never will be perfect. These
people revel in finding fault in others
and dredging up past faults if there
are no new transgressions to harp
on. They rarely, if ever, update their
tapes to reflect changes for the bet-
ter in their targets. Like heat-seeking
missiles, they are deadly at finding
sore spots in their prey. Again, these
vulnerable areas are the guilt feelings
from previous actions; and when
poked at, they will not heal. In fact,
when those around us criticize rather
than respect our efforts to improve,
there is a very strong chance that
progress will cease and the old habit
pattern will resume.
In the first instance, the only way
to correct the situation is to forgive
yourself for past actions. Recognize
that you are not perfect and fallible
creatures will make mistakes. The
wonder of the human creature is that
we can learn and grow from our mis-
In the second instance, recognize
that anyone who derives their self-
worth from finding fault in others
has more problems than you do-
and forgive them. They can affect
you only as long as you value their
opinion. This may seem to be strange
advice, but when you forgive, you
cease to be a target worthy of pursu-
Correct your faults, then forget
them, is something good you can do
for yourself-and it frees up memo-
ry for more pleasant thoughts.
Hodges is a nationally recognized
speaker, trainer, and syndicated
columnist. Hodges may be reached
at Hodges Seminars Interntional
PO. Box 89033, Tampa, FL 33689-
0400. Phone 813-641-0816. Web
When the moon is full, anything can happen! And it does in this ac-
claimed romantic comedy about the lives and loves of an extended Ital-
ian-American family in Brooklyn. Cher won the Academy Award as Best
Actress for her outstanding performance in this heartwarming celebra-
tion of life, love, and family ties. The SouthShore Regional Library will
have popcorn, drinks and chat about this classic chick flick.
Sonny and Perley are back!!
Join the SouthShore Regional Library for a live tribute to Ella Fitzger-
ald Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.
Featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau, accompanied
on piano by Sonny Daye, this concert will highlight
the music of the iconic "First Lady of Jazz". This
wonderful duo wowed the crowd last year. Don't
Free tickets available one hour prior to show.
Learn more about Genealogy
Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 pm
Learn to use the Library's print and online genealogy
databases,including Ancestry Library Edition and Heri-
tage Quest, plus strategies to overcome research prob-
Limit 20, free tickets available one hour prior to class.
SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth
Shields Way, Ruskin. For information call 813-273-
2 Yard Sale Signs FREE with AD
20 Words $15.50
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KINGS POINT SUNkCITY CENTER OUTSIDESUNCITY CENTEl I
205 Kiings Blvd #49.....................30,900
102 Cambridge Trl #230 ..............34,900
201 Bedford Trl #F121 .................41,500
1902 Dandridge St #2..................42,000
1811 Bedford Ln #G 165..............42,500
201 Bedford Trl #124...................43,500
1902 Dandridge St #6..................44,900
2243 Grenadier Dr #157 ..............45,900
304 Friar Ct #A.............................48,000
1901 Canterbury #A23 Ln #A23...48,500
1905 E Canterbury Ln #E1 ...........49,000
2228 Greenhaven Dr #384...........49,500
441 Gloucester Blvd #83..............52,000
202 Bedford Trl104 #104 .............55,000
2247 Grenadier Dr #155..............59,900
2222 Greenwich Dr #51 ...............67,000
504 Fallow Ct #H 196...................69,900
2104 Hailstone Cr #394 ...............80,000
2116 Harleston PI #213...............82,000
2323 Glenmore Cir #313..............84,900
2110 Harleston PI #216...............84,900
407 Gladstone PI #99 ..................89,000
2613 Lancaster Dr #32.................89,900
2522 New Haven Cr #119............95,900
1533 Ingram Dr #1533 ................98,500
1335 Idlewood Dr #34 ................107,000
2191 Acadia Greens Dr #2 ..........112,999
1153 Jameson Greens Dr #07.....114,900
2527 Lynx Rd #00015.................114,900
1010 Radison Ave #13................119,900
2340 Nantucket Dr #61 ..............122,000
1105 Harefield Cir ...................... 128,900
2413 Sifield Greens Way.............142,500
1220 Corinth Greens Dr #9..........148,800
735 McCallister Ave #264 ...........129,900
1124 New Winsor Lp #11............156,900
1002 New Winsor Lp #54............159,900
2031 Grantham Greens Dr #54...167,900
702 McDaniel St #91 .................69,900
1134 New Winsor Loop #6..........175,000
2274 Sifield Greens Way #50......235,000
Address Price Open
1305 Burbank Ct .................66,000
216 S Pebble Beach Blvd.....69,000.... *
1608 Dower Way.................79,000
314 S Pebble Beach Bv........95,900.... *
708 Brockton E PI................99,900.... *
317 Green Manor Dr............99,950
1506 Dedham Dr................104,900...*
303 Linger Lane .................104,900
1803 Allegheny Dr .............108,900...*
1705 New Bedford Dr.........109,800
1304 Bluewater Dr .............110,000
1514W Del Webb W Blvd...112,000
1212 Simmons Way............112,500
811 Oakmont Ave...............114,000..**
1707 Orchid Ct....................124,900.. **
633 Oakmont Ave...............129,000..**
644 Allegheny Dr ...............129,450...*
640 Allegheny Dr ...............139,347
1850 Wolf Laurel Dr............139,900.***
2359 Emerald Lake Dr........140,000
616 Oakmont Ave...............141,758
703 Baltusrol Way ..............141,900...*
1726 Coco Palm Cir #32......142,500.**
1966 Wolf Laurel Dr............149,000
715 Fairway Ridge Court ...149,900..**
216 Stoneham Dr ...............152,900
Address Price Open
503 Lively Ct....................... 53,000
1845 Wolf Laurel Dr............157,900... *
1527 Fort DuquesnaDr......159,900
1848 Wolf Laurel Dr............169,900.***
1310 Emerald Dunes Dr#46.....175,000
1606 Brookton Green Dr.....175,000
1627 Oracle Dr.................... 175,000
1604 Oracle Dr....................179,900
1842 Wolf Laurel Dr............ 179,900
703 Medina Way ................179,900
322 Caloosa Palms Ct .........185,000...*
1830 Wolf Laurel Dr............189,000.***
704 Camellia Green Dr........189,000
1207 Emerald Dunes Dr......195,000
813 El Rancho Dr ................199,900
1114 Emerald Dunes Dr......205,000...*
1113 Villeroy Dr #260.........221,000.***
2017 New Bedford Dr.........224,900..**
1049 Emerald Dunes Dr......234,000.***
1121 Jasmine Creek Ct.......234,900... *
1103 Jasmine Creek Ct.......255,000..**
1215 Jasmine Creek Ct.......257,450
1007 Emerald Dunes Dr......269,900
429 Noble Faire Dr..............269,900.. **
1729 S Pebble Beach Blvd.....289,900..**
1371 Emerald Dunes Dr#16....290,000
Address List Price Area Open
13804 Hillcrest Dr...............95,000.......Riverview
418 Stephens Rd. ..............114,900......Ruskin.........*
517 9th St. NE ................... 119,900...... Ruskin
5549 Bishop Rd................. 20,000......Wimauma
911 Golfview Woods Dr. #911..... 127,500..... Ruskin
1608 24th Se St.................158,300......Ruskin
308 2nd Street Nw............ 169,900...... Ruskin
1604 Oracle Dr................... 179,900...... Ruskin
12956 Tribute Dr................ 179,900...... Riverview
302 West Lake Dr............... 219,000...... Wimauma
1617 Oracle Dr................... 229,000...... Ruskin
15201 Balm Wimauma Rd......279,000 ......Wimauma
2615 Manatee Harbor Dr........285,000...... Ruskin
210 4th Sw St.................... 399,000...... Ruskin
3131 Long Rifle Dr.............399,000......Wimauma
3035 Manatee Ave Ave...... 399,900...... Ruskin
608 Sw Dickman Drive....... 459,000...... Ruskin
936 Preservation St.......... 316,830...... Bradenton
3720 Moccasin Wallow..... 500,000...... Palmetto
2208 Misty Ridge Lane.....232,500...... Valrico
810 Golf Island ..................375,000......Apollo Beach
9002 Symmes Rd ...............55,000 .......Gibsonton
11402 Raulerson Rd..........199,000...... Riverview
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FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Haiti relief concert Houses for Haiti
Haiti relief concert with Barlow
Girl, Stellar Kart, and Vota LIVE
at St. Andrew's United Methodist
Church in Brandon at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, March 18.
They are looking for no less than
$10,000 to help rebuild Haiti. Get
your church, youth group, family,
and company you work for in the
mix. All checks made payable to
St. Andrews UMC, Note -- Haiti
Think of all you have and all
that they have lost. They will take
everything that is given and turn
that over to UMCOR (United
Methodist Committee on Relief).
It's not about denominations; it's
about Jesus, and helping those in
need. What will your church do
Tickets went on sale Feb. 8 at
www.Itickets.com. $20 VIP seats,
$10 general admission, $15 at the
door, if available.
All proceeds go to UMCOR for
the people of Haiti.
Apollo Beach students are giving back to earthquake victims in Haiti
by creating tiny houses under the program Houses for Haiti. "We talked
a lot about the effects of the earthquake and ways we could help those
in need," said art teacher Margit Redlawsk. "The kids jumped on the
Right: 5th grade student Samantha Powell works on
several tiny houses during art class. The South Shore
Gallery, Sa Va Cafe, Ariana's Decor, and the school's
front office will be selling the tiny houses for $5 each.
All proceeds to benefit the Red Cross.
Study course offered on personal finance
In February four churches in the Brandon area will be offering Dave
Ramsey's Financial Peace University.
Financial Peace University is a 13-week study course on personal fi-
nance. The class is designed to empower people to manage their money
better, eliminate debt and build wealth. All material is biblically based
and taught via entertaining video by Dave Ramsey, best-selling author
and nationally syndicated radio talk show host.
Grace Community beginning Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Sanctuary St.
Andrew's United Methodist Church. Classes start Sunday, Feb. 21 (5 or 6
p.m., depending on participants informational meeting discussion).
You are invited to call a leader to find out more about this offering to
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fundraiser for scholarships
A trunk show of clothing featur-
ing unique casual and cruise wear
in striking easy-care fabrics from
Accessories and More of Sarasota
will be modeled on Wednesday,
March 3, when the Apollo Beach
Woman's Club hold its annual fash-
ion show to raise money for schol-
arships for college-bound Apollo
Beach high school graduates.
Tickets are $25 for the event,
which will be held at the Riverside
Golf and Country Club, 2550 Pier
Drive in Ruskin. Doors to the event
will open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets must
be purchased in advance and can
be purchased by calling Marianne
Blanchard at (813) 641-7448.
The fundraiser includes a three-
course luncheon catered by River-
side Bar and Grille featuring
chilled cucumber soup, Hawaiian
macadamia chicken salad with
fresh pineapple, mango, and shaved
coconut mixed with a vinaigrette
dressing, and a homemade vanilla
ice cream dessert with chocolate
Modeling clothing in vibrant,
colorful designs will be Apollo
Beach Woman's Club members
Betty Alexander, Frances Conner,
Lessie Deane, Nita George, Dianna
Carter, Yolie McBrayer, Lynn
Naumann, Linda Raymond, Shirle
Stetina and Linda Gagne. All of the
clothing items will be available in
multiple sizes for purchase after the
Other vendors who will display
their products for purchase include
i-Tesori, Pampered Chef, Premier
Jewelry and Arbonne. Those in
attendance also will have the oppor-
tunity to bid on silent auction items
that include food and special-item
baskets and gift certificates from
local stores and restaurants. Those
attending the show also will have
the opportunity to purchase tickets
to win four Disney World tickets,
valued at $500.
ABWC members raise money
throughout the year for numerous
community service projects includ-
ing scholarships and helping needy
families and children in the area.
The fashion show is the club's big-
gest fund-raiser. Last year ABWC
funded 14 scholarships totaling
$13,000 awarded to Apollo Beach
college-bound students for the cur-
rent academic year.
ABWC is open to all women
in the greater Apollo Beach area.
Membership information is avail-
able by calling Judy Peck, member-
ship vice president, at 746-1072.
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With labor on repair bills rang-
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an optional extended warranty
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year after your new equipment
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Classes at SouthShore Regional Library
for children and adults
Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10:15-10:45am "Wee Artists ages 3-5 years.
(Parent must be present) Celebrate Valentine's Day and create a valen-
tine cartoon learning cartooning techniques with Leah Lopez.
Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11:00-12:00pm "Expressive Artists" ages 10-
14. Teens will explore cartooning techniques and create their own car-
toon celebrating Valentine's day with instructor Leah Lopez.
Sunday, Feb. 21, from 1-4:00pm Adults. Join art instructor Susan Hess
to learn how to paint with watercolors on yupo paper.
Saturday, March 6, from 10:30-12:00pm "Creative Artists" ages 6-9
years. Explore the country of Australia with art instructor Brenda Eastep
and create an Aboriginal painting.
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10-14 years. Explore the country of Australia with art instructor Brenda
Eastep and create an Aboriginal painting.
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Calling all singles
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Single Social Dance Club.
The next 2 dances are on Sunday, Feb 21 and March 7 from 7 to 10 in
the Florida Room of the SCC Community Association on North Pebble
Thor Stevens provides the best dancing tunes. t There are 2 mixers.
Light refreshments are served and BYOB. Members pay $3 and guests
are $5. For more information call Janet 633-3558.
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A company that gives money
for customers' charitable deeds?
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Bob Williams explains why he started his organization Support Our
Troops to members of the local Gleaner Life Insurance Society at
a dinner in Apollo Beach last week. Before the night was over, the
society gave him $1,000 toward postage for shipping boxes of sup-
plies to American troops overseas.
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I had never heard of a company
that gives money to charities for
its customers' good deeds until
last week when I was a guest at a
dinner given by the Gleaner Life
Maybe I should have taken a
cue from the group's name. It isn't
called an "insurance company,"
like the rest of them. It's an "insur-
I still figured it was out to sell
people insurance and simply had
a tricky way of bringing custom-
Then I was told their clients
aren't called "customers" but
"members." More semantics,
I thought, waiting for the sales
pitch. There had to be one; we
were talking insurance here and
most insurance companies (not
mine thank goodness) want your
premium payments and then give
you trouble when it's payout time,
right? Remember all the insurance
company names painted on unin-
habitable houses in New Orleans
after Hurricane Katrina? Some of
those people still haven't been paid
enough to fix their homes or move.
I know that because I've met two
families who decided to stay in
Florida permanently because of it.
Nice dinner, I thought, looking
around. And some of the most
charitable people in the commu-
nity were there. I knew many of
What- I wondered- could all this
As the evening went on, I was
told by Beverly Hiller, the local
Gleaner's chapter president who
was holding the dinner on her pa-
tio by the pool in her lovely home
in Apollo Beach, that anyone
could become a member simply
by "buying" an annuity for as little
Twenty-five dollars? Why would
I want an annuity that small, I won-
dered. And why on earth would I
buy something like that just to be-
come a member of an organization
that held a meeting once a month
and had a nice dinner occasion-
Beverly's husband James is an
agent for Gleaner so I figured I
would hear an insurance pitch be-
fore the night was over. Instead, I
was given a brochure and listened
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to the members as they talked and
by the time I left, I was thoroughly
"We couldn't have made it
through the year without the
Gleaners," said Sue Sutko, direc-
tor of Daystar Faith Center, who
had been one of the group's many
recipients during the previous year.
"They came through time and time
It seems "members" become part
of the Gleaner Bay Area Arbor,
which until I read the brochure I
thought just meant planting trees,
while in reality (although it does
plant trees) it also helps various
What sold me on their group is
that for every charitable hour a
member puts in, whether it's at a
community event or a person's
own place of worship, the group
logs it and the company gives that
charity 25 cents.
It's "Good Samaritan Report"
for the past year includes a review
of completed projects, ranging
from planting trees on Arbor Day
(its environmental activity); its
animal support project (brought
gifts and worked at Elmira's Wild-
life Sanctuary in Wimauma); and
several special holiday projects for
Meanwhile, ongoing projects in-
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New Age in
It looks like we here in Harmony County
have finally joined the 'mainstream' or
maybe the stream of consciousness, perhaps
JIM McGOWEN the slip stream. At any rate, we were knee
deep in some sort of flow.
Locally we had, "The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness."
The festival featured, "Intuitive Counselors," "Alternative Healers," and
"Aura Photographers." (I'm quoting from the ad.)
I'm the first guy in line to defend an individual's right to their personal
beliefs. I'm also the first guy in line to state that if you show your opin-
ionated butt in public you better be prepared to take the occasional kick.
I speak from experience since there have been weeks on end that I had to
take my meals off the mantelpiece.
The term "intuitive counselor" sounded suspiciously like "unlicensed
pharmacist" or "undocumented immigrants" so some research was in
order. According to various sources, an IC is blood kin to a psychic and
cousin to fortune tellers.
Wendy Wallace, who is an IC says, "Intuitive counselors are experts
at dating, love, and relationship, among many others," and "Intuitive
counselors are clairvoyants who can see your future."
OK, after feeling your bio-energies and looking into your inner self
here is my IC dating tip. N%\ c i date anyone who has more tattoos or
fewer teeth than you do."
However, if there is an IC with a 75% or above accuracy record I
cordially invite you to accompany me to the racetrack. I will pick up the
expenses and do a 50-50 split. You cover the losses.
However, the 'alternative medicine' portion is a bit sad and may be
dangerous. I have seen it fail. If you are inclined to try it out, please
check with your regular doctor and get, at least an, "It can't hurt."
The 'aura photography' certainly lacked appeal. According to this
belief, every living thing generates circles of various colored lights from
their body. Anything from people to amoebas casts this glow. (That
includes, according to one author, "goat dung.")
I don't even like regular photographs of me. What do you think an aura
of a short, overweight, grumpy senior is going to look like? That picture
should make the goat dung aura look good.
However, giving it some thought, I may have experienced some auras.
I'm thinking about a football team's locker room after an August two-a-
day practice session or driving past a sewage treatment plant when the
wind was just right. I may have been experiencing some auras. Or at
least some sort of 'A' word.
The whole thing ended up with a "Joy Ceremony." People were invited
to, "Bring your drum, your cymbals, your singing voice and your danc-
ing shoes." The ceremony was entitled, "Spiritual Carwash."
Hang on. Who wants to see a bunch of geriatric hippies stumbling
around? Grandpa who is bald on top yet still has his ponytail and grandma
in a wet tie-dyed t-shirt beating on drums and "Kum By Ya-ing" them-
selves into a wheezing frenzy is very scary.
Peace, Love, Joy y'all. 2010, Jim McGowan.
Remy Schott, East Bay Bucs
Named to Dean's holding open
If you are interested in becoming
Remy Schott, a resident of an East Bay Bucs football player
Riverview, was among the stu- or cheerleader, there will be open
dents from Florida Institute of registration on Saturday, Feb. 13 at
Technology in Melbourne who Vance Vogel Park, 13010 Bullfrog
were named to the Dean's List Creek Rd., Gibsonton.
for the fall semester, which A parent and/or guardian with a
ended in December. Schott isa valid ID and your child's birth cer-
Computer Engineering major. tificate are required at registration.
To be included on the Dean's Registrationfees are: $185 forfoot-
List, a student must complete ball and $235 for cheerleading.
12 or more graded credits in a If your registration is paid in full
semester with a semester grade by June 12, a $10 credit will be
point average (GPA) of at least given for each child's registration
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Lunch 'n Learn
The Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce is having a Lunch 'n Learn
from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Chamber members and residents are invited to attend the Lunch 'n
Learn at the Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce in MiraBay Village.
The guest speaker will be Millie Carreno of Family Support & Resource
Center in Ruskin.
Their center welcomes individuals or families that can come as a regu-
lar part of their day-to-day life. All programs and services are free, i.e.,
tutoring, child development, play groups, job skills training and more.
This is a great way to network with local businesses and become in-
formed about one of our newest members. Bring your own brown bag
lunch. This is a free event!
For more information, call (813) 645-1366.
A.J's Angels is trying to raise
funds to offset the cost for refresh-
ments for their Pre-School 2009-
2010 Graduation Class.
They also have some parents
who cannot afford to pay for the
cap and gown.
Call Jacqueline or Thelma at
641-3700 to place your order.
Orders must be placed on or be-
fore Thursday, Feb 11. Cost is $8
Orders can be picked up at AJ's
Angels, 205 S. Tamiami Trail,
Ruskin after 9 a.m. on Tuesday,
begins with Seder
Have you ever wanted to learn
more about the common heritage
shared between the Jewish and
Are you curious to know more
about Christ's crucifixion and
Have you ever wanted to
understand what Lent is really all
Do you want to have experiences
that will last a lifetime?
Do you want something in
which your whole family can be
If you have answered "YES"
to any or ALL of these questions,
then St. Andrew's United Method-
ist Church located at 3315 Bryan
Road Brandon, is the place you
want to be!
St. Andrew's invites you to join
an incredible journey that begins
at 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb.
17 with a Seder dinner which
promises to be a full sensory
Participants of the dinner will
see the connections between the
traditional Jewish Passover Meal
and the Lord's Supper. The din-
ner will explain the symbolism of
each of the meal items and include
a special time for the imposition of
Tickets for the dinner are $6 for
adults and $4 for children and are
available at the church office.
This celebration dinner will pre-
pare guests to continue on a mag-
nificent journey by joining one of
many small groups that will be
studying Adam Hamilton's '24
Hours That Changed the World'
which explores the last 24 hours of
Jesus Christ's earthly life.
The groups will meet on various
days of the week to accommodate
the schedules of those participat-
ing. The '24 Hours That Changed
the World' study small groups will
begin the week of Feb. 21 and con-
tinue until the week after Easter.
As we approach Holy Week you
will also be able to share in a musi-
cal cantata, Tenebrae Service, and
Prayer Labyrinth. On Easter there
will be a special Sunrise Service in
addition to the weekly 8:30 a.m.
and 11:10 a.m. Traditional and
9:50 a.m. Contemporary Sunday
morning worship times.
The people of St. Andrew's in-
vites you and encourages you to
journey with them this season of
Lent to reflect upon your faith and
participate in any or all of these
For questions or more informa-
tion on all of the Lenten Activities
and Events and/or to sign-up for
a small group, contact the church
office at (813) 689-6849 or e-mail
visit their website at http://www.
chili cookers and flea
Chili cookers and flea market
vendors are needed for the Annual
Chili Cook-off and Flea Market
on Saturday, Feb. 20 at E.G. Sim-
mons Park in Ruskin. The event is
hosted by the Hillsborough County
Parks, Recreation and Conserva-
There is no entry fee for chili
cookers, but contestants need to
prepare at least 5 gallons of their
favorite chili. Attendees may pur-
chase a bowl for $3 to taste the
various chili recipes and vote for
Tasting and judging begins at
noon. Cookers compete for cash
prizes paid out to the top three
chili recipes as well as a trophy for
the best decorated booth. Cookers
also compete for the Phil Rogers
Trash Talking Award, a friendly
banter among the chili contestants
trash talking competitor's home-
Flea market vendors will be
selling their goods at the outdoor
market. The cost is $12 for a 12x12
space. Vendors must provide their
own tables and may rent more than
one space. The flea market opens
at 8 a.m.
Proceeds from the $12 vendor
space rental and $3 chili bowl
benefit the Friends of the County
Parks, a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit
group that promotes financial and
community support to the Hills-
borough County Parks, Recreation
and Conservation Department.
This year's event will also
feature a Classic Car Show which
begins at 10 a.m.
Applications for chili cookers
and flea market vendors are avail-
able on the Parks website at www.
Look under upcoming events/reg-
istration for information.
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carload of up to eight persons for
the event. For more information,
call the park at (813) 671-7655.
Byron T. Burrows to be guest speaker
The Apollo Beach Civic Association's Public Meeting will be held at
7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center. The
guest speaker will be Byron T Burrows, PE, BCEE, Manager, Air Pro-
grams, Tampa Electric Company.
Burrows will address homeowner's concerns to reduce energy costs.
The TECO Utility offers its customer a variety of credits to encourage
energy conservation ultimately lowering homeowner's energy costs.
Examples of these would be: solar panels sending energy back to TECO,
free light bulbs, smart meters, energy planner -- controlling thermostat at
different levels of consumption, window replacement and/or using film
on windows, insulating walls and ceilings, repairing a/c duct work, free
energy audit, etc.
The current Federal Energy Tax Credit adds additional incentive to
consumers who purchase energy efficient appliances. This Tax Credit
could be applied to replacing energy inefficient appliances for additional
savings. Mr. Burrows will touch on TECO's future initiatives for alterna-
tive energy sources in the Tampa Bay Region.
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Barbara Compton, President, or mail to P.O. Box 3262, Apollo Beach,
FL 33572 or attend a meeting to get acquainted.
Apollo Beach Civic Association's January meeting: L-R, Barbara
Compton, President; Hans Roese, V.P.; Speaker Gina Russo,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Scientist; Joe Woranka,
Treasurer; and Jeanette Doyle, Secretary. Gina explained how the
local fisheries are serviced by the FFW Stock Enhancement Facility
(SERF) at Port Manatee. Anglers had an opportunity to learn more
about marine habitat, the importance of sport fish restoration, and
received an invitation to help track the redfish released by retrieving
data for FWC.
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temporary administration building
is on site, they said.
"There are already about 1,700
caskets and cremains buried
there," Herman said. "And we
have present crypts buried in the
first 10 acres, 7 and 5 feet deep.
That way all we have to do is dig
about 3 feet and open the lids and
put the caskets in."
"By presetting the crypts, about
1,800 (people) can be buried in
an acre of ground, so if someone
outlives two or three spouses, they
can all be buried with them," Jones
The second phase has gone out
to bid and as soon as a contractor
is chosen a target groundbreaking
date for the permanent buildings,
columbarium, memorial garden
and scattering gardens will be set.
Both headstones and memorials
will be available.
The pair explained that nothing
happens in a national cemetery
without being part of a plan. "You
get the best of everything, a mili-
tary honors funeral with or without
religious services, whatever the
family chooses, and the very best
perpetual care. Every bench and
tree is part of the long-term plan,"
They explained they weren't
there to pull people away from
Bushnell. But remains can be
"If it's closer, family members
may visit more often," Herman
said. "It's not that we want to
find veterans and tell them about
it, we want people to spread
the word. Everybody knows
someone who knows a vet."
Jones gave a PowerPoint presen-
tation during which he showed the
details of the 10,000-square-foot
building, walkways, and location
Prior to taking this job, which
Jones had only had for only one
day when he spoke in Sun City
Center, he had run other national
cemeteries and wants to use the
best ideas he has gained from his
"You should see the one (Nation-
al Cemetery) in Bakersfield, Ca-
lif., about 150 miles off the Coast,
90 miles from Edwards Air Force
Base. It's such a beautiful area. I
watched how the field workers
nearby shook the almonds off the
trees, how the old snakes crossed
the roads. Now that I'm older, I
like to smell the roses more as I
He also described the Biloxi,
Miss., National Cemetery with its
35,000 upright headstones. Every
one I have visited is beautiful.
We're all part of one system, you
know. Except Arlington, which is
run by the Army."
A brochure can be sent explain-
ing what documents must be
brought to establish eligibility;
what to do at the time of need; how
to make pre-arrangements (which
were highly recommended); and
how to locate gravesites and make
tributes after the funeral.
Inquiries may be made by toll-
free telephone at (877) 861-3457.
Jones may also be E-mailed at
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her the story of the little alligator,
hatched in a duck's nest by a twist
of wildlife fate, initially dubbed
"Green Duck," a most unusual
and notable addition to a Mallard
community. Transmitting a few
pages at a time, the banker took
the little gator through a series of
adventures to a satisfying end for
This exercise in parental affec-
tion soon was forgotten, though,
as the family reunited, Schindler's
bank was absorbed by a larger
institution and a decision was
forced upon them: take a lump
sum buy-out or relocate to Cleve-
land. Schindler took this "Y"
in the family's journey to be an
opportunity. "We'd talked about
Florida; thought about a move
there." They opted for the buy-out
and steered south.
By the mid-'90s, the ex-banking
executive was a corporate execu-
tive, heading the newly minted
Cloverleaf Corporation, estab-
lishing in Ruskin an enterprise
engaged in renting non-mecha-
nized traffic control structures
and barricades to contractors, then
ultimately becoming the only U.S.
and Canadian representative of
a German manufacturer produc-
ing heavy-duty traffic control
highway safety devices such as
At century end, family head-
quarters was a home on Anna
Maria Island, Matthew, a one-time
pre-med student, headed with his
Purdue degree in construction
management to the family busi-
ness, while Meghan, an account-
ing graduate of the University
of Miami, launched an auditing
career in Washington. She also
revived a toothy little alligator.
Over a period of time, Meghan
worked on her Dad, despite his
protests, to take the story of
"Green Duck," with its clear les-
sons about finding one's place,
accepting others, and understand-
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2008, he started the project in
earnest, working, he says, several
hours at night after a day dealing
with various aspects of highway
For his personal reading plea-
sure, Schindler allows, he favors
the edge-of-the-chair adventure
yarns spun by writers such as
Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.
Yet at the heart of any tale he
would tell for a wider audience
would be the buck-toothed gator
that so entranced Meghan she had
carefully preserved the longhand
pages from nearly 20 years earlier.
Then, too, he says looking back,
he may have been influenced in
the 21st century by the Nancy
Drew and Hardy Boys stories
from the 20th century that he read
to his young offspring.
What evolved is a fully fleshed
out adventure experienced
by teenage Catherine "Carty"
Andersson and four male school
mates set in a small Florida com-
munity during the 1950s against
a backdrop of secret places in the
Everglades as they confront both
real and rumored dangers. And
yes, at the heart of the book -
both literally and figuratively is
the little green alligator dubbed
"Green Duck" by his duckling
siblings who develops into the
critically important and imposing
With the foresight of a banker,
Schindler says he plotted the
novel intentionally to encourage
reading by an adult to a child who
may be ready only for the "Green
Duck" fable encapsulated in the
book's center set apart by a differ-
ent typeface, by teenagers eager
for tastes of danger and for adults
able to relate to the risks incurred
as well as the integrated real life
Florida lore. He also built in a
competition for readers involving
the names of the characters which
was won by a California resident
within months of the book's pub-
lication in August, 2009.
Keeping her part of the bargain,
Meghan served as editor and
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manuscript, engaging a Kentucky
firm for text and cover design,
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in Virginia. "Montooth and the
Canfield Witch" was published
by Montooth Press, a division of
the family's Cloverleaf Corpora-
tion. It has been sold in hardcover
through their website, www.mon-
toothbook.com for $28.00.
And with the caution of a
banker, Schindler says he was not
sure right up to official
launch of the book at
the Columbia Restau-
rant in Ybor City that
August evening that
the project truly would
work with the public.
With a devilish grin,
he recounts how well
the employed actor
portraying him played
his part, fooling even
Hildy, until Schindler
finally was unmasked
as the true author. ,
Today, though, he ac-
knowledges that based
on conversations on the
website, he knows that
young people, in the
mid-teen years particu-
larly, really get it.
He's now a recover-
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He's about 75 percent
finished with the
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fable suitable for reading to young
children incorporated in the next
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and her friends continuing to take
on mysteries for solving right
through their college years.
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Reba is an attractive female
with beautiful Calico markings.
She is a cat of a good size. She
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She loves to be petted and will
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Reba is up-to-date on her shots,
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Please stop by and give Reba a
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are traditional in-ground irrigation
systems. First time participants
will receive a free micro-irrigation
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Saturday, March 6
Saturday, April 3
Saturday, May 1
Saturday, June 5
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Learn how rain barrels are useful
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Candy keeps ending up on my
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hearts. Hearts full of chocolate. A
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think these are small gifts from
someone trying to win my affection,
however, they are purchases that
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on shore. According to researchers,
seabirds have been found to have
bottle caps, cigarette lighters and
colored scraps that birds mistake
for bait fish. Dutch researchers
dissected an animal that contained
1,603 pieces of plastic!
What about recycling that plastic?
No one really knows how long
plastic takes to biodegrade and even
if material is recycled, sometimes
other chemicals and plastics have
to be added to the recycled stuff to
make the material useable. Did you
know that 23 countries, including
Germany, South Africa and Austra-
lia have banned, taxed or restricted
the use of plastic bags?
So what would we do if plastic
bags or plastic containers were
banned in our communities? How
about using biodegraded starch and
corn based plastics? How about
we start a rebellion against useless
packaging? Does my candy really
need to be wrapped in three types of
plastic? I am going to try to be a lot
choosier in what I buy and speak up
when packaging is excessive.
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Army Pvt. James S. Hughes has graduated
from basic infantry training at Fort Benning,
During the nine weeks of training, the sol-
dier received training in drill and ceremonies,
weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physi-
cal fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Ad-
ditional training included development of basic combat skills and battle-
field operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons
and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
He is the son of Jakea Williams of Ruskin.
Joshua D. Barnett
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Barnett 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, physi-
cal fitness, and basic warfare prin-
ciples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic train-
ing earn four credits toward an as-
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through the Community College of
the Air Force.
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East Bay High School, Gibsonton. ,
Patrick J. Clarke
Army Pfc. Patrick J. Clarke has
graduated from the M1A1 Tank
Systems Mechanic Advanced Indi-
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During the 15-week course, the
soldier is trained to be highly skilled
system maintenance mechanic of the
main battle tank systems series. The
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powertrain, suspension, and steer-
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FEBRUARY 11, 200 OBSERER-NEWS --R--ERIEW --URENT-- 1
Ruskin Moose Lodge
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 212 E. Shell Point Road,
Ruskin, (813) 645-5919.
Valentine Dinner and Dance Saturday, Feb. 13
Lasagna Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dance to music of Kim Mullins from 7 to 11 p.m.
There will roses, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bag party.
The Women of the Moose have a lot of surprises for the dance.
Moose Legion Beauty Contest Saturday, Feb. 20
Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Kim from 7 to 11 p.m.
Beauty Show at 8 p.m.
See some favorite Moose Legion men compete in a beauty contest to
get the cover of their calendar. They will be strutting their 'beauty.'
Vote for your favorite Moose Legion Calendar 'girl.'
Spaahii',ll Dinner every Wednesday night 5 to 7p.m.
1i;'., every Thursday night 5 to 7p.m.
Fish Fry every Friday night 5 to 7p.m.
Live music every Friday night
Karaoke by Kim every Saturday night
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is
located at 1212 E. Shell Point Rd.,
Ruskin 813-645-5919. All events
are open to qualified members and
Remembering Delana "Del" Oliver
This is a story about a very special lady, Delana Oliver, who passed
away Dec. 24, 2009. Delana served in the Army; she worked in the hos-
pitals. Then she came here and opened a beauty shop in Gibsonton called
Magic Mirror. She had that for some 40 years. She also bought a bar on
301 called Sunset Bar.
She belonged to the 100 Club till
they closed and the Showman's
Club. She was a member at the
Ruskin VFW Post 6287. Here she
set a lot of records.
She was the first lady in Florida
to become a Commander of a post,
then went on to become first lady
as District Commander (District
12). But she did not stop there.
She joined the M.O.C. (Military
Order of Cooties). She was Seam
Squirrel at Pup tent 49 Ruskin,
then she worked her way up the ladder to become Grand Commander,
again first lady.
She was there to help all in whatever you were going to do. If you
needed help, just ask and she would be there for you and she would never
let you down. She was the first lady to hold dual membership in Ladies
Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was Grand Marshal in the
Ruskin Veterans Day Parade.
She was our special lady, friend, comrade and sister and will be greatly
missed by all.
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
Thursday, February 11 Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, February 12 Fish Fry
from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You
2 Kan from 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 -Appreciation Day Post 10140 at noon.
Turkey Shoot at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14- All you can eat Breakfast from 9 a.m. to
noon. Hosted by American Legion.
AMonday, February 15- Wii Games at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16- Euchre at 1 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30
p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17- Wii Games at 6 p.m.
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our online edition
VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr. sched-
ule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
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.
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
Fitness entrereneur klans to open
personal training studio
The world's largest personal
training franchise is expanding in
Florida. Dr. John Morgan, a local
entrepreneur, hasjust signed a lease
to open his first Fitness Together
business at 123 W. Bloomingdale
Ave., Suite 207, where every
single customer will receive one-
on-one instruction with a personal
"I am so pleased to be opening
my business right here in Bran-
don," John said, "with our private
training suites, nutrition guidance
and the accountability that comes
with working with a knowledge-
able and professional personal
trainer, I am confident that we can
help members of this community
meet their individual fitness goals.
Finally, we expect to open our
doors in April of 2010."
Fitness Together's certified per-
sonal trainers provide custom-
ized training sessions in a private
setting. Franchising since 1996,
Fitness Together Holdings Inc. has
opened more than 325 franchises.
"With each new location, we are
in a better position to help people
get active and live healthier lives,"
said Kevin Betts, COO of Fitness
"Anyone can be physically fit
if he or she has a personalized
plan for achieving their goals in
the right setting and at their own
Ladies' Auxiliary Head to the VFW for a Valentine's
sponsors art Day party
Students in 9th, 10th, llth or
12th grade are eligible to enter
the Young American Patriotic Art
Contest. Art must be on paper or
canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel,
charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic,
pen-and-ink or all may be used.
Digital art may be used, but must
be on paper or canvas...no discs
will be accepted. When submit-
ting computer/digital art, be aware
that all images need to be original,
i.e., do not scan in or otherwise
use photographs or art created by
others; all images incorporated
must be the artist's own and not
lifted from publication or outside
Do not frame! Submit canvas
entries on stretcher frames. Other
entries must be matted on white.
Do not use color mats in matting;
use heavy paper to reinforce the
back. Mounted and floating mats
may also be used.
The art should be no smaller than
8x10" ,but no larger than 18x24",
not including the mat.
If you use the American Flag in
your entry, it must conform to the
Federal Flag Code as far as color,
number of stars and stripes, and
other pertinent rules of the code.
Entries must be done during the
current school year. Each student
may submit only one entry.
Students needing an entry form
my call Norrine Forrest at (813)
677-9559. a completed entry form
must be attached to your entry. The
student must also be sponsored by
a Ladies' Auxiliary and Ladies'
Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 would
be honored to sponsor any student
wishing to submit any entry.
Is your heart all in a flutter? No place to go
on Valentine weekend? Well, grab your favor-
ite Valentine and head on over to VFW Post
8108, 7504 Riverview Dr., Riverview, for the
Ladies'Auxiliary Valentine Party at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 13.
Bring your favorite 'finger food' and sing
and dance the night away with Karaoke by Jeff. A King, Queen and Joker
will be chosen by purchasing a playing card. These will also be drawings
for door prizes. This event is open to the public.
Stacy Self named honorary mayor of
On Jan. 22, Stacy Self, of Sam Cook's Home Service Centre, received
the key to the City of Ruskin-SouthShore. She won this title by raising
money for The Sun City Center Emergency Squad.
Stacy is excited about her up and coming year as Honorary Mayor.
She announced that her first duty will be to launch a first time ever Care
Givers Luncheon. This will be a special treat for those that dedicate their
life to caring for a loved one. There will be a delicious lunch, entertain-
ment, and caregiver support.
If you are interested in attending this lunch, participating in this event
or sponsoring this event email Stacy at Stacy scillf lioriniil corn or call
(813) 649-0222. Details to be announced soon.
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Ride the train
The Florida Railroad Museum will
once again host the return of a real,
coal fired steam engine, Flagg Coal
#75, during the weekends in Feb-
uary. Pay a visit to the days when
steam ruled the rails. Historic Florida
has some surprises for passengers
as they stop at the Cypress Swamp
before returning to Parrish station.
Each weekend will feature a special
event starting with:
O February 13 and 14 the weekend
will feature Kids & Steam. There
will be an award winning model train
layout, antique fire engine, Toots the
Engineer, Choo Choo Slide, motor-
ized speeder rides on the rails and an
O February 20 and 21 will be a Cab ride
train robbery by the Hole-In-The-
Head-Gang. Yes, they will attempt
another train robbery and you never know what to expect when the cowboys are
Ticket Prices on the train.
Excluding some O February 27 and 28 will be the final weekend of steam. Their photographer's
special events special will feature antique cars in Parrish plus the opportunity to detrain along the
Adults 12+ $12.00 route to photograph or video the "run by" of #75 and the freight train. A photogra-
Children 3-11 $8.00
Under 3 Free pher's delight! Families are welcome, too.
The FRRM will offer cab rides in #75 on each of the four runs per day and the op-
portunity to engineer #75 after the 4:00 o'clock train completes its passenger run.
A once in a lifetime adventure of engineering a freight train will be offered once
again. A certified Engineer with the FRRM will instruct the newest Engineer (that would be you) on railroad
safety and engine handling.
Delicious BBQ and other yummy items will be served by Randy Tracey.
Train times are 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. The Freight Train departs at 9:45 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 am and
3:45 pm. Caboose Charters are also available for all four trains. Don't forget to visit our Railroad Gift Shop
No phone driving campaign
Recognizing that use of a cell Teenagers across Florida will en-
phone while driving increases the risk courage their own members, school
of having an accident by 4 X's, the mates, family and the public to sign
same risk as a a pledge to be a NO PHONE Driver,
Be a N ) drunk driver, to stop risking the lives of everyone
P N nver and texing on the road, including themselves.
while driving Junior Civitan is a community ser-
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x W.I risk of an acci- volunteers, in 400 clubs, in the USA,
Sent bv 8 X's Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa,
Board of Directors have launched
the NO PHONE Driver campaign to
The Deaf& Hearing Connection
for Tampa Bay, Inc. offers special-
ized telephones and ring signaling
devices at no cost to Florida resi-
dents. Local residents of Florida,
who are deaf, hard-of-hearing,
deaf/blind or speech-impaired,
can receive this equipment at "no
Telecommunications access for
the hearing- and speech-impaired
is funded by a surcharge on every
consumer's telephone bill. Equip-
ment is available by appointment,
from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday through the Deaf
& Hearing Connection's main
office in Seminole or at satellite
locations throughout Pinellas and
Free hearing screenings, other
assistive equipment and affordable
hearing aids are also available on
site at the Deaf & Hearing Con-
nection, a non-profit organization
specializing in communication ac-
cess for people who are deaf, hard
of hearing, or late deafened.
For more information or to
schedule an appointment, call
1-888-832-4314 (Hillsborough) or
(727) 399-9983 (Pinellas) for lo-
cal service. Applications are also
available by calling F.T.R.I. at
1-800-222-3448 (Voice) or 1-888-
447-5620 (TTY) for an equipment
application or by visiting the web-
site of F.T.R.I. www.ftri.org.
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grade 11 student at Sandalwood High
in Jacksonville, learned the alarming
statistics on a recent Oprah show.
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The 2010 CARE Board of Directors, who were elected during the
recent annual meeting of shelter members, include (left to right)
Phyllis Hoffman-Wilson, Laurie Clemency (holding shelter mascot
Kiwi), Chris Vergallito, and Joanne Rice (Vice President). Seated
is President Joann With. Absent are Secretary Hillary Stewart and
long time shelter Treasurer, Lori Bruno.
CARE no-kill shelter gets new board
and medical director
Several residents of the South Shore area have stepped up to lead vol-
unteers in helping the homeless dogs and cats at the Critter Adoption
and Rescue Effort (CARE) no kill animal shelter in Ruskin. Dr. Bob
Encinosa, D.V.M., owner of Boyette Animal Hospital of Riverview, has
agreed to become the shelter Medical Director, effective Feb. 1.
Dr. Encinosa is very familiar with CARE and is a strong supporter of
the past efforts of shelter volunteers who have saved over 2000 formerly
homeless and/or abused dogs and cats since CARE's founding in 2001.
"Dr. Bob," as he is known in the community, also indicated plans to offer
a free initial office visit to anyone adopting a pet from the CARE shelter
after Feb. 1.
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KAREN AND HANK HOSMAN
Karen and Hank Hosman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
on February 14. They were married in Kewanee, Illinois. There was a
terrible snow storm that week and their honeymoon was spent snowed in
on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for three days on their way to Fort Mon-
mouth, New Jersey. They have two daughters. Deborah Lyn was born
in Heidelberg, Germany and now resides in Odessa, FL with their three
grandchildren, Nicole, Gianna, and Jarrod. Suzanne Michell was born in
Evreaux, France and lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband Domi-
nic. Hank spent 27 years in the US Army and retired as a Colonel. Their
second honeymoon will be spent on a 32 day cruise in the Mediterranean
with a transatlantic crossing at the end of the cruise on the newest Hol-
land American ship. They reside in Kings Point, Sun City Center.
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Justin Ramirez, Samantha Sterns,Vanessa Rojas, Angelica Johnson, Yuribel Chanelo, Lazet Velasquez,
Janely Lemus, Juan Bezanilla, Savanna Wooham, Journey Breakey, Joshua Young, Steven Robinson,
Madison Laughlin, Joseph Laboo. Vamessa Reyes, Bella Rodriquez, Seth Martinez, Tyler Dicken, Mariah
Pardo, Devon Hall, Miquel Valdez, Hailey Gillette, Cristina Gonzalez, Brandon Watson, and Courtney
Kings Point Ladies 18-Hole League Jan.18 Game: Best 9 HolesAFlt.
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Golf Scores Hogans
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 26
Apollo Beach, Play:
1st: Jenice Taylor, 8 skins
2nd : four-way tie at 4 skins each
- Chip Wood, Bob Oler, Bill Shav-
er & Rich Lucidi
Low-net: Bob Oler, 67
Low-gross: tied at 87's
Kirchen & Chip Wood
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John Schachte, Bill Shaver,, Mo
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1st Place Connie Ream 18.5
2nd Place Jan Churchll 19
Mens League Jan. 26
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2nd 59 Ed Blake
3rd 62 Chuck Schock
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2nd Place Millie Stanek 25
3rd Place Nancy Kellogg 26
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Officially open for business
KRC Communications held their ribbon cutting on Feb. 3 at the Greater Riverview Chamber of
Commerce. For more information on what KRC Communications can do for you and your business,
call Kitty Cunningham at (813) 741-2666.
4th Annual Me and N
Ball a great success
On Jan. 23, the girl scout service uni
nual Me and My Guy Winter Ball. The
and execute this event as a wonderful
night of dancing and festivities focused
Girl Scouts. given
were available. Among the upgrades
offered by a A Cottage Florist, photo f
reinvested all of the profits from the pi
Girl Scout community. DJ services wc
donations included Taylor Rental of Br,
kets. Tami Shrader, a student at the Ma
mother of a Girl Scout in Troop 950 off
her daughter's troop. The girls re-
ceived nail and toe polish, make-
up and hairdo for the event, mak-
ing them all feel like a princesses
at the prom.
This event could not have been
such a great success without the
staff of volunteers which includ-
ed the Lil Manatee Service Unit,
which encompasses Riverview,
Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Ruskin
and Wimauma. Proceeds from
the event are traditionally used to
pay for the girls annual encamp-
ment, when all troops in the area
have the opportunity to camp for a
If planning events like this are a
passion of yours, and you would
like to help plan or help out in any
way with next year's event, email
i\ 1ilnlob2j'-2iillsco il \ .ihoo coin
If you wish to join Girl Scouting,
contact the local council at (813)
281-4475 or visit them online at
9-^--*"'. -rs-~a'R-f ..c-i r&
4y Guy Winter
t, Lil Manatee, hosted its 4th an-
e service unit was excited to plan
tradition for the girls to enjoy a
d on strengthening the bond they
with the man in their life, be it
others, uncle, brother or grandfa-
This 2010 Winter Ball was held at
lerfield Clubhouse in Riverview.
rent's attendance has steadily out-
to almost 200!
ets for the dance were pre-
t $10 per couple, with discounts
for families with more than one
cout member, and other upgrades
were wristlet/corsage packages,
packages by Nick Lewman, who
hoto packages back into the local
ere donated by Al Carter. Other
andon, and Sweet Bay Supermar-
nhattan Hairstyling Academy and
ered a "princess party" for girls in
from all of us
Sharing Friendship at
YMCA Camp Cristina
~ Classes for the Young-At-Heart Active Adults ~
In the midst of the quiet residential communities that make up the town
of Riverview, is an oasis of activity called the YMCA Camp Cristina; as
the name of the facility indicates, this has hitherto been a "kids only"
paradise offering after-school supervised activities and kids day-camps
during summer, spring and winter breaks.
Since September, YMCA Camp Cristina has embarked on a program
of classes and activities designed to enhance the Mind-Body-Spirit func-
tioning of the Young-at-Heart Active Adults and to count them amongst
its denizens. This new concept is based on the belief that wellness and
prevention programs that incorporate fitness, fun and friends are suc-
cessful in the Young-at-Heart active adult population.
The classes offered to Young-at-Heart active adults include the Muscular
Strength and Range of Motion, the Cardio Circuit and the Zumba Gold
exercise classes that combine fun with the workout as participants move
to music with non-impact aerobic and dance choreography using hand-
held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball for resistance with a
chair for seated or standing support.
Chair Yoga classes are also offered that promote flexibility, balance
and range of motion along with stress reduction and mental clarity. To
enhance camaraderie, social interaction and friendship activities and
events such as Birthday Parties, Potluck Lunches, Brunch-and-Learn
educational seminars and indoor/outdoor games are arranged every
YMCA Camp Cristina is located at 9840 Balm Riverview Road just
north of Riverview High School. For more information call 677-8400 or
stop by between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Bring out your inner Leprechaun
St. Andrew's United Method- The event will be located in the
ist Church (UMC) is giving you St. Andrew's UMC Family Life
a chance to bring out your inner Center, located at 3315 Bryan
Leprechaun and join them as they Road in Brandon.
host a St. Patrick's Day Variety
Show, Silent Auction, and dinner
on Saturday, March 13.
Dinner will consist of tradition-
al Irish fare and begins at 6 p.m.
The variety show will follow at 7
p.m. and will showcase local tal-
ent from within the Congregation
through an exciting blend of indi-
vidual and group performers.
Tickets are on sale before each
service on Sunday beginning Feb.
15 and going through March 8.
The cost for adults is $10, children
are $5, or you can purchase a fam-
ily ticket for $25. Tickets can also
be purchased at the St. Andrew's
main office during office hours.
County-Wide Scholarship Winner Liz Melendez
By Julie Ball
"Before coming to South County Career Center, I followed the ac-
tions of my friends," said Lt. Liz Melendez. "Those actions were not
the right ones."
The junior and award winner almost dropped out of high school
while attending Blake High school magnet program for dance.
She decided to start at South County Career Center and join the
JROTC career program. Liz quickly moved her way up from private,
the starting rank, to lieutenant, which is where she now stands.
Thanks to Liz's outstanding leadership skills she has excelled in
the program and earned an award offered county-wide by the Tampa
Chamber of Commerce through a JROTC essay contest on leader-
"I didn't really respect authority," said Liz. "This class (JROTC)
taught me that even if you are a leader, you can always learn from
people around you."
Major Rick Coles is in his first year teaching at SCCC but already
enjoys the challenges of working at a non traditional high school.
He credits the superior curriculum and technology for his student's Liz Melendez shows in physical strength while doing a pull up
in class. She recently won an award for best leadership essay
through the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Her award will be pre-
sented to her during a military appreciation dinner on Feb. 16.
s successes. "The national standards are linked to sunshine state
Standardss" said Major Coles.
"We use high-speed technology to make learning fun. The kids play
i -games in which they actually learn."
The JROTC curriculum includes PT (physical training) in addition
to the core classes such as math and reading. Despite preconceived
beliefs, the program does not try to recruit for the military. They aim to
teach discipline as well as motivate students to be better citizens.
"These kids are like diamonds in the rough," said Major Coles. "If
you apply positive pressure, they rise to the top.
Liz will graduate from high school next year at 17. She plans to
attend college for business and possibly join the National Guard.
The JROTC students demonstrate technology in the classroom. C on g ra ta
This game has a controller that allows them to answer questions
for class while advancing their individual player in the game with
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FEBRUARY 11, 2010
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Getting out "Events in and out of the area"
Compiled by Julie Ball
Friday February 12
The Skate Park of Tampa (4215
E Columbus Drive in Tampa) is
hosting A Night at
the Skatepark start-
ing at 7pm. The
Ergo skate team
vid Loy, Andrew Cannon, Shawn
Hale, Norman Woods and more to
the Bay Area. Admission to watch
is free and for a session, $8 for non
members and $5 for members. For
more information call (813) 621-
6793 or visit skateparkoftampa.
The Bradenton Motorsports
Park is putting on the NHRA Oil
Drag Racing Series throughout
the weekend at 21000 SR 64 in
Bradenton. Categories include top
alcohol dragster and funny car,
comp eliminator, sportsman and
top dragster. The racing begins at
10 a.m. Feb. 12 and 9 a.m. Feb.
13-14. Admission ranges from $15
Fri., $20 per day Sat.-Sun.; or $50
three days. Ages 11 and younger
free with paid adult. Call 941-748-
Saturday February 13
In honor of Valentine's Day, sin-
gles, couples and groups of friends
(ages 21 and up) are invited to the
Lowry Park Zoo
for a lighthearted
Look at love in the
This fifth annual
tour and progressive dinner will
entertain guests with interesting
stories about the pairing, part-
nering and mating habits of our
animal residents. Guests are wel-
comed with romantic refreshments
and up-close animal encounters,
where they will proceed to various
animal habitat areas stopping for
salads, candlelight dinner and des-
sert. The event is open bar. Two
tours are offered each night of the
event, lasting approximately 3.5
hours. Reservations are required.
Tickets are $55 per person; An-
nual Zoo Pass members receive
a $5 off discount per ticket). Call
813-935-8552 ext. 239 for more
In the past 50 years, Amalia
Hernandez and the Ballet Folk-
lorico de Mexico have been hon-
ored with more than 200 awards in
recognition of their artistic merits.
The ballet works and musical piec-
es reflect various regions and folk
music genres of Mexico.There is a
postshow talk-back in the theater
following the performance. Show-
times are 3 and 7:30pm with tickets
beginning at $29.50 at the David
Stratz, Jr. Center for the Perform-
ing Arts, 1010 N. Macinnes Place,
Sunday February 14
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City and features forests filled
with over 150 life size dinosaurs.
While you are there, check out
the fossil dig, museum, skeleton
garden, caves, boneyards and gift
shop. Admission price is $12.75
for adults, $10.75 for seniors and
$9.75 for children. For more infor-
mation call 813-717-9865 or visit
Coming off a successful star-
ring run on Broadway playing the
role of 'Edna Turnblad' in the
hit musical 'Hairspray,' John
Pinette has returned to the stand-
up stage. When asked to describe
his stand-up, John Pinette says,
"I talk about my life, it is the fun-
niest thing I can think of." The
Improv located at Centro Ybor in
Ybor City will host Pinette at 7pm
for their Valentine's Day Dinner
Show. Tickets are $22 and do not
include dinner. Visit the box office
at 1600 E. Eighth Ave., call (813)
864-4000 or visit improv.com for
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istry of the First Baptist Church of
Ruskin is holding registration for
Junior League Baseball. This in-
cludes children from 4 to 12 years
Sign up dates are: Feb. 20 and
March 20 from 9am -11am. The
cost is $55.
For information call 813-645-
6439 or go to www.fbcrays.org .
Men's League Jan. 26
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Learn the 'Gentle Art
of Afternoon Tea'
The Florida Questers will be hold-
ing their Annual Spring Council Meet-
ing at Club Renaissance on Thursday,
March 4, from 10:00a.m. to 2:15p.m.
Quester International president, Karen
Weeber, will be the guest of honor
along with a couple of other members
of the International Board.
Keynote speaker is Bobbie McGraw,
owner of Charms of Leffinwell in El-
lenton. "The Gentle Art of Afternoon
Tea" will be the theme and will be
reinforced with a number of "tea" re-
lated displays. Ladies are encouraged
to check their closets and dust off their
hats for the event. It is expected that
approximately 120-150 Florida mem-
bers will be in attendance.
What is Questers, you ask? It's an
international study group whose ma-
jor objectives are to stimulate the ap-
preciation and collecting of antiques
and encourage the preservation and
restoration of historical landmarks.
A Quester is a socially well-adjusted
person who has curiosity, enthusiasm,
imagination and a good memory. Their
motto is "It's fun to search and a joy to
find." National Headquarters are lo-
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There is a 'Silent Epidemic' among African Americans
Many people are not aware that
Dementia has been referred to as
a "silent epidemic" in the African
American community. Some older
African Americans may have the
early signs and symptoms of prob-
lems with thinking and increased
forgetfulness. The loving caring
atmosphere and the reverence for
the elderly in the African Ameri-
can community often lead family
members, church members, neigh-
bors and caregivers to compen-
sate for the early and progressive
signs of Alzheimer's and what
some refer to as "old timers."
According to the Alzheimer's
Association, 1 in 10 people over
the age of 65 have Alzheimer's
and nearly half of those individu-
als over 85 have Alzheimer's;
whether you are African American
or not, that's an attention getter.
When elderly individuals get con-
fused while paying bills, driving
or cooking, family and friends step
in. As more assistance is needed
more assistance is provided. Com-
pensating for individuals' memory
loss by assisting them with cogni-
tively demanding tasks is just one
of the many ways that early and
mild memory problems are over-
looked and chalked up to old age.
Now that I have this informa-
tion what can I do? The next time
you encounter a family member
or friend in need of assistance for
the complex tasks of daily life ask
yourself could this be signs of mild
memory loss that may progress to
something more like Alzheimer's.
If you are an older adult and you
are wondering about your memory,
consider getting a wellness mem-
ory screen. If you thought you
felt something in your breast, you
would get checked with a screen-
ing test like a mammogram. Why
treat your brain any different?
No matter how famous or impor-
tant you are memory loss does not
discriminate; well known figures
such as Sugar Ray Robinson and
former President Ronald Reagan
were diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Now that African Americans are
aware that they may be at higher
risk for this illness don't miss the
opportunity to be checked. Ex-
amine your risk factors today and
reverse the growing trend of Al-
zheimer's disease among African-
Together the Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation and Educational Consul-
tants Group are reaching out to the
African American community by
hosting a Clergy Outreach Semi-
nar on February 25. For additional
information or to register, contact
Educational Consultants Group at
(813) 373-0016 or the Alzheimer's
Association at (813)684-1296.
Also, Educational Consultants
Group will offer free wellness
memory screenings in their Bran-
don office on February 26. Call
(813) 373-0016 or register online
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Falcon Watch Ladies 9-hole Jan. 29 Game Low Net
1st Ro McEvoy 32
2nd Mimi Meszaros 35
Nancy Scott 35
3rd Joyce D'Agostino 37
Golf Scores SCC Woman's Golf Association
January 21, 12:30 PM Sandpiper: Oaks/Lakes
Play: "Select Best 9 holes" [50% handicap]
Low Gross Winners: Flight A
Flight A Jeanie Shively
Jan Huber-41 Flight C
Yvonne Kelly-41 1st Joan Kingley-31
Flight B 2nd Kim Insook-31.5
Connie Holl-44 3rd Susan Torre-33
Bette Mannon-44 4th Jackie Kallaster-34.5
Flight C 5th Lillian Ruark-3 5
Karen Gibson-43 Flight D
Flight D Claire Mielak-34
Low Net Winners:
SCC Men's Golf Association 4 Man Scramble Jan.
Team (-5) William Pachler, Tom Edge, Chuck Alber, Walter Wight;
Teams Tie (-4) Jerry Hart, Kirby Hawkes, Carl Sacchetti, Bob Keyes
and Bert Poulin, Ron Pelow, Mike Zwissler, Ervin Moyer and David
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* Inland Ports Project
Greeted with strong and continu-
ing opposition, a proposed multi-
model container center adjacent to
the Port of Manatee has been com-
pletely scrapped. The shipping
* Continued from page 7
center was proposed initially last
year at this time by a California-
based developer, Inland Port Sys-
The project drew immediate op-
position based, in part, on poten-
tial increase in heavy truck traf-
fic through residential sections
of Sundance and on prospective
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Letter to the editor
environmental damages to the sen-
sitive Cockroach Bay area shore-
line. Both area citizens and The
Planning Commission raised ob-
Promoting its pledge of hun-
dreds of new jobs brought to the
area by the project, the developer
first vowed to return to the com-
mission for approvals of the rezon-
ing application required in order to
convert about 400 acres of form
farm land. Deadline for such a
new filing would have been Feb-
ruary 28. However, the project was
completely withdrawn and the file
has been closed, Krista Kelly, a
planning commission planner, said
C 2010 Melody Jameson
I am a current member and
out going President of the SC-
CWGA 9 Hole Division and this
notice is in response to an article
by Bob Black in the Feb. 4, 2010
edition of The SCC Observer
regarding the "Lady's Golf As-
sociations Disband." The refer-
ence to the Lady's 9-hole golf
league disbanding is referring
to the SCCWGA 9-Hole Divi-
sion which is still active and has
recently reorganized. Reorga-
nization was imperative due to
the fact of the North Lakes golf
course closing and the ladies
golf groups moved to Sandpiper
to Thursday from Friday.
The SCCWGA 9-Hole Divi-
sion has made some decisions on
conforming to the changes play-
ing at Sandpiper. The SCCWGA
Leagues have been active since
1964 and the abrupt closing of
the North Lakes was a big sur-
prise which caused quite a bit
of concern for members. Now
that the Sandpiper Golf Club is
open to the public the SCCWGA
9-Hole Division is happy to say
we are active and welcome any
new members to join our 9-hole
Jeanne E. Nenarella
SCCWGA 9-Hole Division
Penny Fletcher Photos
Members of the local chapter of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society
can join for as little as $25 and then every volunteer hour they work
is logged so Gleaner's home office can donate 25 cents per hour to
the charity of the local chapter's choice.
clude collecting eyeglasses; empty
ink cartridges; box tops for edu-
cation; soup labels and soda pop
tabs; and turning them into cash
for charitable organizations.
But the main focus for 2010 is
supporting our military troops.
"Every year, we take on a theme,"
explained Beverly. "This year, it's
helping our military. We want to
support the people who lay their
life on the line for us every day."
Their first activity along these
patriotic lines was to invite Bob
Williams who runs Support Our
Troops from his home in Wesley
As I listened to Bob's talk and
watched his video, I realized his
story was a whole news
story in itself, so I am
only going to touch
upon it here.
Bob showed the
group videos of troops
in action, and explained
how and why he col-
lects items like toilet
paper and coffee (that
you would think all our
military is supplied by
the government) and
collects postage money
to get the items into the
hands of soldiers over-
The group pledged its
support- and at the end
of Bob's talk, gave him
a check for $1,000.
After I got home, I
studied the Gleaner's
pamphlets and brochures.
Besides their theme projects for
the military this year, they plan to
provide supplies to schools; raise
money for scholarships and youth;
and help with the area's poor.
The Gleaner Life Insurance Soci-
ety has categories of charitable ac-
tivities for members (and chapters)
to fulfill like "Youth Activity" and
"Educational Activity" with lists
of things that must be done in or-
der for the company to donate.
Immediately I thought about all
the volunteer hours being donated
every single day in South County.
I write about people volunteering
at all sorts of activities and organi-
zations all the time. Why- if these
people belonged to the Gleaners,
their activities could be logged by
the hour and their charities would
receive money for them!
I found it mind-blowing enough
to look hard for a catch. I went on-
line and checked it all out. It seems
the Gleaner Life Insurance Society
is a fraternal benefit society dedi-
cated to serving people, which it
calls "supporting the American
way of life."
It was begun in 1894 by Grant
Slocum in Caro, Mich., based on
the biblical story of Ruth, who
gleaned the fields, to incorporate
community benefits and a business
dedicated to helping its members.
To find out more about Glean-
Dave and Beverly Hiller of Apollo Beach
put on a dinner for members of the Gleaner
Life Insurance Society last week. James is
an agent with Gleaner, and Beverly, who
works for the Bank of Tampa, is Gleaner's
local chapter president. Gleaner's "society"
is different from an insurance "company"
in that its mission is to benefit the com-
munity by financially supporting charitable
ers, call James Hiller at (813) 645-
2095 or the Gleaners home office
in Adrian, Mich. at (800) 992-1894
or log onto www.gleanerlife.com.
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years old, one year behind in
school, have no record of severe
discipline problems and want to
focus on a career to learn while
completing core graduation class-
Don Chase has mastered a way to
reach out to these students where
other teachers have failed. "We
at SCCC, as teachers, understand
where they are coming from. We
can peak these students' interests
and make learning easy for them,"
"I try and teach them in a hands-
on way so they are out of their ele-
ment but still not discouraged. The
idea is to send kids out success-
fully to go and work out of their
The various career paths of-
fered by the school include Army
JROTC, automotive technology,
building construction technology,
culinary arts, digital design, first
responder, marketing education,
medical office assistant, nursing
assistant, and web design.
"The career paths students can
choose lead to higher paying jobs
for them right after high school be-
cause they are trained and skilled
in a trade, in addition to having a
diploma," said Chase.
Don Chase humbly credits the
tremendous success of SCCC not
to himself, but to the school and
staff as a whole. "We are really a
team atmosphere. I am honored to
work with so many highly quali-
fied people who are willing to
go the extra mile to help our stu-
dents," boasted Chase.
Don developed his teaching tech-
nique while teaching English as a
second language in South Korea
for six years. "Over there it was
really trial by fire that got me by. I
call my technique 'edu-tainment'.
It is a mix of education and enter-
tainment," said Chase.
"I also try to celebrate small suc-
cesses. It can be as small as me
finally explaining a concept to a
student in a way that they fully
understand. We celebrate with
a fist pump or a high five. I also
celebrate their other successes in-
cluding good citizenship, getting
good grades in other classes and
having no tardies. Some of the stu-
dents could be going through trials
and tribulations in their home life.
I make school a place they enjoy
instead of dread."
Don also tries not to embarrass
students or single them out. "I
try not to call them up in front of
the class. If I need to reprimand
them, we have a one on one talk
at my desk. Sometimes I have one
on ones to praise them too," said
South County Career Center
knows they cannot make every
student graduate but with teachers
like Don Chase on their side they
create a safety net that keeps the
drop out rates at a minimum.
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inform, entertain and inspire. South Bay Hospital is pleased to
partner with CCC to bring you the following health lectures:
Women and Heart Disease
Tuesday, February 16th, 10:30am Noon
Women often experience different signs and
symptoms of heart disease than men. Learn about
these differences, how to recognize problems, and
what you can do to reduce your risk.
How to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease
Tuesday, February 23rd, 10:30am Noon
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Learn about what you can do to reduce your risk
for heart disease.
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FEBRUARY 11, 2010
in an interview at the school Feb.
1. Besides her full time position
at the high school, Krista is also
an adjunct theater professor at the
Brandon campus of Hillsborough
Community College and is affili-
ated with Powerstories Theater of
Tampa as a Girlstories instructor.
Her own training includes col-
lege at the University of Central
Florida followed by a Master's
Degree from the University of
Mississippi in Oxford.
Krista says she never doubted
what she wanted to do with her
life. All through school, when the
guidance counselors would ask
her what she wanted to study, she
never once changed her mind.
"While in undergraduate school
I wanted to work in professional
theater but when I got to graduate
school, I decided I'd rather teach
and direct," she said.
She started several theater
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at "Ole Miss" which gave her the
experience to teach her East Bay
students how to form and run a
Now she teaches Drama 1
classes for students who need
their performing arts credits;
Drama 2 classes for advanced
students who want to get into the
trade, and a stagecraft class to
teach about scenery, technology,
making costumes and sets.
"They do everything, even sup-
ply the snacks for intermission
during shows (at the school) and
clean the theater," she said.
"They find out if they're really
serious about touring theater after
packing the truck and doing sev-
eral shows (at elementary schools)
in one day," she said. The theater
company has a general manager,
and people that fill all the jobs.
a real theater company would
Taylor serves as
full time theater
director at East
Bay High School.
Although she has
since she was a child,
she says her greatest joy
comes when she sees
students taking away
valuable lessons from her
Penny Fletcher Photo
have, she added. "And they can
be 'hired' and 'fired'just like in
This year, the touring group,
East Bay Moving Minds Theater
Company, took Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory to several
schools and Steel Magnolias was
performed in the East Bay Theater
in November. Now they are get-
ting ready for the opening night
Of Mice and Men, tonight, Feb.
11. Open to the general public, it
will run three consecutive nights
beginning at 7:30 p.m. at a cost of
$6 for adults and $4 for students.
Besides the shows students
have put on in the auditorium, the
touring company has performed
educational theater for 2,000 area
students since 2003.
Some of the students
she has had during
her career have
gone on in the
ment in movies,
while others take
the skills they learn on
stage into other fields,
like business and pub-
"Even if they don't plan
on staying in the business,"
she said, "there's something
they can learn from being on
stage that can help them in
whatever career they finally
Her idea for
came after she took a workshop
The cast of Of Mice and Men,
a play by John Steinbeck,
practices for its opening night,
tonight, Feb. 11. The play will
run for three consecutive nights
at the East Bay High School au-
ditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.
with an admission cost of $6
for adults and $4 for students.
The price includes dessert and
coffee at intermission, pre-
pared and served by the drama
students. East Bay High School
is at 7710 Old Big Bend Road,
on "authentic activities in the
"It's very important they learn
things they can use in the real
world after they leave school,"
Any elementary school in South
County that wants the company to
perform is welcome to call her at
the school, (813) 671-5134, Ext.
271 and request it. The shows
are given free of charge and the
troupe provides study guides for
the material so teachers can go
over things like plot and character
development and setting after the
Married to a trauma nurse at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, the
couple has four children ranging
from 18 to 6 months.
Her two oldest daughters are
already following in her footsteps,
taking a big interest in the theater.
"We're all looking forward to
the opening Of Mice and Men,"
she said. "When we have shows
that only have a few parts, we
can't just count on the student's
parents for support. We love to
see members of the community in
the audience too."
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Nancy Williams Photo
1st row I to r: Marie Mulcahy, Lee Greenlee, Nan Baytos, Sue Cur-
tis, Alice Friedlein; 2nd row I to r: Bobbie Sagraves, Nancy New-
man, Rolande Poulin, Lin Gagnon, Petra Stimmel, Maggie Guzinsky;
3rd row I to r: Kathy Shedden, Mona Wallace, Mary Ann Twitty, Sue
Smith, Maggie Pliska, Mary Pat Kirchen, Laura Hammacker, Elaine
Davis and Janet Cardula.
SCC Competitive Tennis Club met
The members of the SCC Competitive Tennis Club held their bi-annual
meeting and social at the home of President Nancy Williams. There
are 3 teams that travel throughout Hillsborough County representing the
community. The club has a ladies 4.0 U.S.T.A. team that play on Sat-
urdays at 9:00 am and two A.L.O.T teams that play on Wednesdays at
Residents are welcome to come and watch the competition. For more
information about this club, call Membership Director Mary Ann Twitty
Laureate Zeta Pi Sorority lists winter meetings
A New Year has come bringing new ideas and the second phase of
"Arm Chair Travels" tp Laureate Zeta Pi sorority. So far they have trav-
eled to Madrid, Barcelona, and parts of the US and sung along with Patsy
A reminder to the members of Laureate Zeta Pi to mark your calenders
for the upcoming meetings/events:
02/13/10 Honoring the Valentine Queen
02/25/10 Traveling to another Surprise" Country
Reminder to the members to bring names and biographies for nomi-
nees of Community Woman of the Year.
03/11/10 Election of 2010-2011 Officers
For more information call Cathy at 645-8202.
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Sawdust Engineers receive $200 honorarium
Sawdust Engineers Al Schafer and Ray LeBlanc, center, receive
a $200 honorarium check from Sun City Center Audubon Society
members Ed Clancy, left, and Dick Ris, right, in appreciation for their
work in redesigning a wagon for visitors to Cockroach Bay.
Caseworkers from Congress-
man Adam Putnam's office will
be available at several locations
in Hillsborough, Osceola and Polk
Counties in February as part of the
congressman's Outreach Program
to help constituents who need help
from federal agencies.
Constituents in the 12th Dis-
trict who need help from a federal
agency such as Social Security,
Veterans' Affairs or the Internal
Revenue Service, can speak in per-
son with one of Congressman Put-
nam's caseworkers at the meetings
below. Constituents should bring
any documentation or written in-
formation that will help explain
Constituents who need assis-
tance with a federal agency but
cannot be at one of the outreach
meetings, can call Congressman
Putnam's Bartow office toll free
at 866-534-3530. Since 2001,
can help you get help
Putnam has represented Florida's
12th Congressional District, which
includes most of Polk County and
portions of Hillsborough and Os-
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 9:30-10:00
Community Association Bldg.
1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd
Sun City Center
Kings Point Club House
1900 Clubhouse Drive
Sun City Center
1311 Aston Gardens Ct.
Sun City Center
Post-Polio Group of Southern
Hillsborough County will meet for
their monthly meeting on Feb.18
from 10:30am to 11:30am at Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 1210 Del
Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Cen-
This group meets the third
Thursday of every month from
September thru May and everyone
is welcome to attend. For more in-
formation call: Pam Vogelsang at
Attention all rose
The South County Rose Group will
hold its regularly scheduled February
meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Febru-
ary 21 at the Sun City Center United
Methodist Church at 1210 Del Webb
The guest speaker is Ron Mallory,
President of the Bradenton Sarasota
Rose Society and retired curator
of the extensive rose gardens at the
Ringling Museum in Sarasota.
Ron Mallory, a former Ohio State
professor, has been hybridizing roses
for more than twenty years. He is an
official judge of All American Rose
Selections, a rose hybridizers asso-
ciation that helps determine which
roses become commercially avail-
able to the public. Ron will provide
a glimpse into the world of rose hy-
bridizing and display some of his
successes. He has promised to bring
a few of his own rose varieties for
When the south county group takes
its garden tour to Sarasota in April,
Ron Mallory's garden will be on the
tour. They will start making plans
for the garden tour this month. The
South County Rose Group meetings
are open to all rose enthusiasts.
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SOME FUTURE PROGRAMS in 2010
FEB. 11 "DEATH
THE OTHER CERTAINTY"
FEB. 18 "THE MYSTERY OF LOVE"
FEB. 25 "UNSUNG AFRICAN AMERICANS"
MAR. 4 "DON'T RETIRE, INSPIRE!"
APR. 6 "WE MUST NOT BE SILENT"
MAY 6 "LADY WITH A LAMP" Florence Nightingale
Get to know us. The best way is to come, see, think and explore.
A warm welcome awaits you.
Coffee and conversation 7:00 p.m., in the Social Hall of the Beth
Israel Synagogue, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center.
The programs begin at 7:30. For information call 813-633-2349
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center
P.O. Box 5121 Sun City Center, FL 33571
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
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NCWS celebrates anniversary
Worship leader Jim Butner, pictured, is pleased to announce the 3rd
anniversary of Nondenominational
ChristianWorship Services (NCWS).
The outreach ministry began 02-07-
07 with 1 service and 2 volunteers.
Currently, NCWS conducts 10
weekly services with 20 volunteers.
One hundred percent of all love of-
ferings, which has amounted to over
$25,000, has been donated to 8 lo-
cal non-profit organizations. Also,
a role model program has been es-
tablished at Reddick Elementary
School. ABig Brother Program is in
the works. For questions regarding
NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114. JIM BUTNER
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Some future programs are:
Feb. 11 "Death the other certainty"
Feb 18 "The Mystery of Love"
Feb. 25 "Unsung African Americans"
Mar. 4 "Don't Retire, Inspire!"
April 6 "We Must Not Be Silent" Holocaust
May 6 "Lady With a Lamp" Florence Nightingale
Get to know them. The best way is to go, see, think and explore. A
warm welcome awaits you.
Coffee and conversation at 7:00pm, in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center. The programs
begin at 7:30. For information call 813-633-2349 or 813-634-5026
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center
P.O. Box 5121 Sun City Center, FI 33571
Enjoy singing with a
Ruskin United Methodist Church
announces community chorus for
their Easter Cantata -"Crucifixion"
by John Stainer.
Robert Romanski, Director of
Music Ministries at RUMC, has
announced that he is opening his
Chancel Choir's annual Easter
cantata opportunity to the entire
The cantata will be presented
during the 8:30 am and 10:45 am
worship services on March 28,
and there will be occasional eve-
ning rehearsals at the church about
once every three weeks. Dress
rehearsal is Saturday, March 27 in
The Chancel Choir normally re-
hearses for the regular 10:45 Sun-
day service, just before the service,
at 9:45 each week, but in order to
prepare special music like this
cantata, they rehearse on selected
evenings throughout the winter.
They are not seeking those who
are already involved in a church
program, but if there is anyone out
there looking for some additional
choir opportunities, then this may
be the place for you.
There is no charge; music will
be given to you; and you will also
receive a CD for home practice, as
it will emphasize whichever par-
Live by the Spirit
"Live by the Spirit" a Women's
Ministry Annual Event at North-
side Baptist Church will take place
Feb. 20, from 10:00 am 2:00
The guest speaker is Aprile
Sweers from Brandon. Angie Jo-
seph will prepare a lunch of won-
derful tomato basil soup with deli-
cious tea sandwiches. Plan a day
to enjoy a fabulous lunch, taking
in beautifully decorated tables-
capes and opening your heart to a
challenging message. Invite some
friends to join you.
The cost is $10. Reservations
are necessary and the last day for
registration is Feb. 12. Call Patsy
Northside Baptist Church is
located at 1301 US Hwy 41 N,
ticular vocal part you sing.
For more information, contact
Robert through his e-mail: pro-
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the church at 645-1241.
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Trinity Baptist Church calls new pastor
At the Trinity Baptist Church's
annual meeting on Jan. 27, the
membership voted to call Dr. Ron
Churchill as Senior Pastor.
Dr. Churchill has forty-eight
years of experience in the ministry,
having preached in Baptist church-
es in Texas, Georgia, Arizona and
Florida. He holds a Bachelor's 1
degree in Religion from Baylor
University, a Master of Divinity
degree from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary, and a Doc-
tor of Ministry degree from New
Orleans Baptist Theological Semi-
He has a remarkable record as a
minister of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He has led over 150 revivals, was
a keynote speaker and general
speaker for numerous conferenc-
es, and, led over 500 single adult
conferences. He has published
several articles and authored a reg-
ular monthly column in Christian
Single Magazine, 1979-1980, as
well as a chapter in the book, Solo
Flight. He was also a contributing
writer for the "Life and Work Cur-
riculum" in 1984 and 1990. In ad-
dition, he has appeared on televi-
sion talk shows in Florida, Texas,
and Tennessee, served as a youth
camp preacher, and served on sev-
eral committees at city and state
TH wna the fonnderr nf the PrpO-
CINDY AND RON CHURCHILL
Florida (1992), and co-founder
and first President of Evangelical
University and Seminary (2007).
He was awarded the "Minister of
the Year" award (1999) from the
Shiloh Baptist Association.
Doctor Churchill has been serv-
ing Trinity Baptist Church as In-
terim Pastor since July, 2009, and
assumed his new position as Senior
Pastor on Feb. 1. He has already
strengthened the adult Sunday
school curriculum by increasing
the number of class offerings and
increasing attendance and plans to
do more in that area. He also plans
to increase church membership by
reaching out into the community.
For information on the church,
This year on March 5, World
Day of Prayer will be hosted by St.
John the Divine Episcopal Church
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd, the Sun
Five other local churches will
participate in leading the service.
The women of Cameroon wrote
the Liturgy and chose their theme,
"Let everything that has breath
praise God." Praying with wom-
en of other countries and cultures
enriches our lives and experience.
The community is invited to join in
prayer and support, to bring about
global justice and peace.
Refreshments will be at 10 a.m.
in the parish hall and the service
will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Additional information: World
Day of Prayer is a global move-
ment of Christian women who
come together eachyear to observe
a common day of prayer. About
179 countries will be represented.
March 5 at dawn, Fiji will begin
the first service for Cameroon, Af-
rica. Prayer locations move around
the world every hour until the day
ends at midnight in Hawaii.
Center in Plant City, New Beginnings Fellowship To
SOn February 14 at the 10:30am service New Beginnings Fellowship
& will celebrate their 12th Homecoming.
SPastor Arthur "Buddy" Brady from Blakely, GA. will deliver the mes-
S sage on this special day. There will be dinner on the grounds following
service and a gospel sing in the afternoon. There will be no evening
H service on this date.
For more information, call Pastor R. Lewis Brady, D.D. at 654-1018.
R/' CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
4 ') SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. Big BendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A
(across om MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 5 N W
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
S 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 ............................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
R MMon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m 6 pm.
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 ........................................... 10AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ............................................... 5PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday..........................................1- 4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
F RST BAPTIST CHURCH
820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
B A Resource for Families
Sunday School............................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTANSCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana................... ...................7:00 p.m. GRADE
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
S1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
The head does not hear anything until the heart has listened.
S- James Stevens
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.
North River Church of Christ
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Offce 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm O ce 41- 4
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because 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 Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
SInterpreter for the Deaf Md-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M. o
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle At I Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-671-1301 J
WJcome Ae. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m .; 6:00 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
D aily................................. ... ... .............. 8 :00 A M
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30am, Saturday 8:30am and 3:00pm
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
There is something for everyone
The men of Friendship Baptist Church meet monthly at Denny's, early
in the morning for fellowship and to discuss pertinent everyday church
workings and any problems the church family may be experiencing so
that the church may help.
The women of WMU are invited to Northside Church for luncheon,
and speaker on the Feb. 20. The cost is $10 and reservations are nec-
Members don't forget the Valentine Party on Feb. 13 and to wear
something red. Fun is in store at the Atrium Heritage Room. Also the
Allen FamilySingers will perform Feb. 21 at 6 pm. They are fabulous
and adorable.The public is welcome.
Friendship Baptist Church's monthly film has become very popu-
lar....or is it the yummies, at intermission? The public is invited on the
last Saturday of the month, Feb. 27 at 5:00 pm for another happy time,
and wonderful movie. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 1511 El
Rancho Dr., Sun City Center. For information call 633-5950.
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Monthly covered dish dinners popular
Trinity Baptist Church recently held its monthly covered dish din-
ner. A great selection of food items was available for the attendees.
After the meal, a piano and organ concert was presented by Betty
Eddy and Judy Schafer. For information on the church, call 634-
Center for Restoration Ministries
"Restoring the broken through the Word of God"
SERVICES: Worship Service.................. Sunday 11 a.m. I i /
Bible Study.................... Wednesday 7 p.m.
301 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-7779 i
i t1 f, ti. *ir ,,.i I i. ,, ,il. i r *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
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 GREED...BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
Qji/ed~gtfoodfi GC4urcSof un Gi/y Genler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
S Saturday................ 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
S Fellowship tim ... T .....L ,;,, I-.. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
PASTORS: DR WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
(| Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J& wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
Interim Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
St. John the Divine
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Sup-
per Tuesday, Feb. 16, 5 p.m. to 7
p.m., at the Sun City Center cam-
pus. Price is $5.00 for adults and
$2.00 for children 6-12 and under
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Imposition of
Ashes and Holy Eucharist 9a.m.
at the Sun City Center campus
Imposition of Ashes and Holy
Eucharist, 7:00 p.m. at the Ruskin
"Lenten Program The Emerg-
ing Church" Wednesdays in Lent,
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Sun City Center cam-
Wednesday, March 3 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Ruskin campus
Wednesday, March 10, 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Sun City Center cam-
Wednesday, March 17 (St.
Patrick's Day), 6 to 7:30 p.m. --
Wednesday, March 24, 6 to 7:30
p.m. -- Sun City Center campus
Ruskin campus-SR 674 & 9th
St./Sun City Center campus-1015
Deb Webb Blvd.
Hazel Martin Photo
Dr. Jean Simpson and Women's Fellowship President Marlus
'Iran, then and now'
The Women's Fellowship of the United Community Church, 1501 La
Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, was inspired by the presentation of Gulf
Coast Regional Conference Minister, Dr. Jean Simpson at their general
meeting. The topic was "Iran, Then and Now."
Dr. Simpson had lived and worked in Iran during the time of the rev-
olution that occurred during the late 1970s. She returned last year to
visit again and discovered many profound changes. She hopes to re-visit
again soon for special meetings and conferences that will be providing
support and assistance to the people.
20 WORDS $15.50
Qive thanks to the Lord, because
he is good his Cove is eternal.
Church of Christ
807 Hwy. 41 Ruskin, FL 33570
(across from Advance Auto Parts)
Minister James Murrell Sr. 813-919-7958
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 0 Morning Service I 1:00 a.m. 0 Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Ruskin Church of Christ
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichm ent..................................................................... 10:00 a.m .
W worship ................................................................................................... 11:00 a.m .
Iglesia De Dios Puerta Abierta
Open Door Church of God
Pastor Jose C. Pifia 813-645-3813 813-285-8245
Domingo (Sunday) Estudio Biblico (Bible Study)............................. 6:00 p.m.
Servicio De Adoracion (Worship/ Praise Service).............................. 7:00 p.m.
Miercoles (Wed.) Servicio De Oracion (Prayer Service) ................... 7:00 p.m.
Both Churches at this Location: 611 2nd Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL 33570
Preachinig the Word BAPTIST CHURCH
Ir PJS$.n BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
C OM]VlrUNITY 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
Saint Anne Catholic Chu ch
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- j' I .1. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
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.
Espaiol................................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
Robert Edward Boyer
Robert Edward Boyer, 87, of Sun City
Center, FL, went to be with the Lord
February 5, 2010. He was preceded in
death by his first wife, Betty Dambach.
He is survived by his wife Billie Jo
Baldwin Simmons; daughter Lisa B.
Soffel, and grandson Robert G Soffel,
stepsons Hayward Simmons, David
Simmons and wives; 3 granddaughters,
one grandson and one great grandson
and many nieces and nephews.
Robert was born in Harmony, PA.
graduated from Zelienopole High
School in 1939. He was a Navy veteran
and a graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh with a degree in Engineering
in 1951. Robert then went to work for
United States Steel in 1951 and retired
He moved to Sun City Center in 1985
where he transferred his membership
to the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
and was a deacon. Later became
a member of the United Methodist
Church where he held many positions
on the board. He was a member of
the Elks Club in Ruskin, the Masonic
Lodge F & AM in Pleasant Hills, PA, the
Egypt Temple Shrine, Sun City Center
Security Patrol and the Men's Club.
He will be missed by all who knew
and loved him.
Services will take place on Friday,
February 12, 2010, at 2:00 pm, at the
United Methodist Church, 1210 Del
Webb, West, Sun City Center, FL.
The final resting place will be at
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell,
FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the United Methodist Church
of Sun City Center or the Salvation
Mabel Frey passed away Sunday
January 31, 2010 in Sun City Center,
FL, age 103. Born in Lapeer County, MI.
to John and Katherine Kitchenmaster,
she married Albert Frey from Flint.
Committed to the Baha'i Faith,
services were Thursday, Feb 4, at
Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton,
Dr. Sarah Hoffe of Moffitt Can-
cer Center will be speaking to the
Women with Cancer Concerns
on Friday, Feb. 12, at 1pm, at the
United Community Church, 1501
La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Cen-
ter. The topic this month will be
"When Cancer Spreads To The
Liver: New Options For Treat-
Bring your family, friends and
neighbors to this very important
and informative lecture.
For information call meeting fa-
cilitator, Hazel Martin at 813-642-
6B OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
Bronson reminds consumers about free
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles
Bronson is urging consumers to take time to review their credit reports
now that holiday bills are coming in. Federal law provides people with
one free report annually from each of the three major credit reporting
"People who got caught up in the hectic pace of holiday shopping may
not have taken steps to protect their personal information," Bronson said.
"Most credit card bills are now coming due so it's the perfect time to
make sure there are no unauthorized charges on their accounts or other
fraudulent activity that could impact their credit."
It's been nearly five years since a change was made to the Fair Credit
Reporting Act that requires the credit reporting agencies to provide a free
report to consumers who request one. The change was made to encour-
age consumers to identify potential identity theft quickly.
A credit report contains information about a consumer's credit history,
including a listing of all credit cards, loans, bill payment history and
bankruptcies. Major consumer reporting agencies sell the information
to credit card companies and other creditors, insurers, employers and
businesses that review it when consumers apply for credit, insurance,
loans, and employment. A poor credit history can result in rejection of
credit or higher interest rates on a loan or credit card.
Bronson says people should not get all three credit reports at once, they
should space them out twelve months so they can monitor their credit
throughout the year. The credit reporting agencies usually have similar
information so checking on reports throughout the year enables people
to quickly spot mistakes or fraudulent activity.
"It can take months or even years to learn about credit problems if you
are not paying attention," Bronson said.
The three major credit reporting agencies are Equifax, Experian and
Trans Union. To obtain a free copy of reports from these agencies, log
People should be wary of any other sites which claim to offer free
reports but steer consumers to sites that offer services by subscription
for a fee. Consumers can also order their reports by calling toll-free 877-
Caloosa Country Club golf tournament. Low
Gross/Low Net.Feb. 3
Flight 1 Terry Cox 2nd Low Net
Joan Macholl Low Gross tie 88 Lynn Noyes Low Net 3r
Mary Jane Stutz 88 Flight 4
Jeanne Kolls Low Net 71 Joan LaMar Low Gross
Cheryl Karpinski 71 Betty Parsley 1st Low IN
Flight 2 Nancy Cleary 2nd Low
Dottie Morgan Low Gross tie 95 Janis Ingram 3rd Low N
Jan Harding tie 95 Jerry Ramsey 3rd 71
Anita Ciota Low Net Score 74 Jackie Wrigley 3rd 71
RuthAnn Phelan Low Gross 102
Sue Daveler Low Net 1st 69
Golf Scores Hogan's
Golf Club Jan. 23
1st Flight (random pairings)
1st : Don Mowry, 6 skins
2nd : four-way tie at 3 skins each
- Frank Carlin, Liana Bublitz, Jim
Cox and Fred Zizelman
Low-net: Dave Diehl, 60
Low-gross: Fred Zizelman, 85
Also playing in this flight: Jay
Sparkman, Don Leath, Joe Dis-
penziere, Van daCosta and Bill
2nd Flight (random pairings)
1st: two-way tie at 6 skins each-
Melanie Higgins and Rich Lucidi
2nd : three-way tie at 3 skins
each Bill Hagen, Larry Clark &
Low-net: Barry Kolin, 70
Low-gross: Chip Wood, 83
Also playing in this flight: Dom
Fanelli,Jack Brown (guest), Joe
Hoffman, Mac McKay and Woody
SCC Men's Golf
Association 4 Man
Scramble Jan. 21
Team (-5) William Pachler, Tom
Edge, Chuck Alber, Walter Wight;
Teams Tie (-4) Jerry Hart, Kir-
by Hawkes, Carl Sacchetti, Bob
Keyes and Bert Poulin, Ron Pelow,
Mike Zwissler, Ervin Moyer and
David Ransbury, Tom Williamson,
Ron Chaban, Les Easton.
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Golf Scores Hogan's
Golf Club Feb. 1
Course: Apollo Beach,
1st : Rich Lucidi, 6 skins
2nd : Wayne Velten, 4 skins
3rd : Mo Lang, 2 skins
Low-net: Rich Lucidi (2 more
Low-gross: Jim Sari, 97
Also playing in the rain: Bob
Oler, Dave Grenke and J. Kirk-
Golf Scores Hogan's
Golf Club Wednesday,
SandPiper Play: Skins
1st: John Schachte, 6 skins
2nd : two-way tie 4 skins each -
Frank Carlin & Dave Diehl
3rd : three-way tie at 2 skins
each Anna Kuhnley, Rich Lucidi
& Dom Fanelli
Low-net: Dave Diehl, 69
Low-gross: John Schachte, 97
Also playing: Charlie Strimpell,
Bob Hull, Wayne Velten and Ted
Men's League Feb 2
Team Low Net
1st 97 Ed Blake
2nd 98 Jack Gillich
3rd- 98 Warren Watson
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Susan McCormick, special agent in charge of the US Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations in Tampa, was the
guest speaker for the February meeting of the Sun City Center Chapter
of the Military Officers Association of America. The meeting was well
attended and held in the Florida Room at the SCC Atrium building on
February 3. She discussed the various functions of ICE and answered
questions regarding the relationship between ICE and the FBI. Particu-
lar attention was paid to national security threats and improving commu-
nication between the different agencies. ICE is the largest investigative
arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Redfish have survived the cold weather
Many come to Ruskin to fish
in the relaxing atmosphere of the
quiet small town by the bay where
they can mingle with the locals,
and catch fish under the sun-kissed
Florida is known as the fishing
and boating capital of the world.
Ruskin is one of the best kept
fishing secrets. Once an angler has
discovered our fishing haven, he
doesn't reveal our location.
Many snowbirds have found us
by word-of-mouth. Those who live
in retirement areas tell others, but
we still have a small town water-
way without the noise of the city
and a busy waterfront full of rental
boats, and other attractions.
You might anchor your boat
without seeing another person
and sail into the blue on our quiet
Waterways in this area are full of
history; we are still a place where
real 'Fish Tales' are told.
Locals are helpful to each other
and to strangers. They will tell you
where the fish are, and what to use
for bait. If you become lost, they
will guide you home. If your boat
is disabled, they will tow you in.
Anglers themselves were
spooked this week as the dead fish
were still floating around. This
event kept many ashore with the
idea that fishing wasn't good.
The captains who fish for a liv-
ing were finding many hungry,
fiesty, healthy fish, ready to take
Reports were coming my way
about plenty of trout and redfish.
Fast action on the grassy flats fea-
tured redfish of all sizes. Throwing
bait ahead of the tailing fish made
sure catches were made. They were
fun to catch and release, keeping
the largest of legal size one per an-
gler per day.
Redfish survived the cold weath-
er and are a great tablefare. If your
catch is a large one, bake it with a
Ruskin vegetable stuffing.
The trout seemed to be following
the redfish and schooled alongside
them. Catching trout was a chal-
lenge as their mouths are so soft
you must get the hook just right
to set. Some anglers said that they
set the hook, but lost them as they
tried to boat them.
Cold weather hasn't hurt the
pompanos, with numerous catches
made by casting out into the sand-
holes in the grass flats.
Pompano are a cousin to the
jacks. They look so much alike,
it is hard to distinguish them. The
jack has the poorest food value,
with the pompano the finest.
Some fisherman cannot tell the
pompano and the permit apart.
Often the permit is called round
pompano. The average size is 3
lbs., and the largest on record ever
caught was 20 lbs. The permit food
value is good.
Both fish can be caught with a
light line and jig, dropping it to the
bottom and flipping along. They
love small crabs, or small shrimp
and other shellfish.
I talked to one captain who said
the average angler has not mas-
tered the 'gill plate grab,' which
is: Curl all four fingers on your
right hand into a 'U' then slip them
under the fishes' side gill. Your
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thumb extended forward toward
the fishes' head, squeeze fingers
toward thumb. You now have a
firm grip and the fish will not
swing his head and get you with
his sharp teeth.
While fingers are inside the gill,
they should not be touching the
gill, but along the side. You now
can safely unhook your fish and
raise it up for a great photo.
Those who have been fishing the
deep water haunts find that they
are full of new fish. Some are gi-
Bait are hard to come by this time
of the year. The fish are hungry
and I am told that they will grab
anything you put on a hook. Free
bait, such as crabs, oysters, and
mussels, is under rocks, for those
who cannot locate a school of bait
fish. It is difficult to read the water
and to know when the bait fish are
swimming by. All bait shops have
frozen bait, artificial bait and live
bait when available.
Sheepshead are out there in
schools. Those who have spent
the week pier fishing have landed
their share. They are a lean white
meat, a great tablefare.
Flounder is a survivor; it is being
caught this week with some giant
catches. This flat, one-eyed fish
is a great tablefare. It has a lean
white meat and serve it stuffed,
baked, fried, or broiled.
If you are not familiar with the
looks of this fish, you might just
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Cheryl Karpinski 2nd tie 60
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throw it back into the water. The
first time I caught one, I threw the
pole and the fish overboard.
I have calls about launches for
canoes and kayaks. There is a free
launch at Little Manatee River
State Park, Camp Bayou Nature
Preserve, Cockroach Bay boat
ramp, and if you want to pay, Little
Manatee River Outpost.
Free boat launching ramps are:
E.G. Simmons Park, Cockroach
Bay. Common Good Park in
downtown Ruskin. This is an idle-
free zone out to the bay. On 7th St.
Domino boat ramp is shallow, free
and good. Wildcat Creek Park is
fair, but free. Don't try Shellpoint
-- it's private and closed.
Best time to fish has been mid-
day as the waters warm up. Catch-
es also have been made on the in-
coming and outgoing tides.
The fish that have survived the
cold spell are healthy, lively and
good to eat. Go fishing; it takes
away stress; is good exercise;
healthy; and great way to spend a
-- Aleta Jonie Maschek is a
member of Florida Outdoor
New Board for Caloosa Greens Women's Golf
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surer; Janie Fischer, Secretary; Elaine VanderBaan, President; Mary
Miller, Vice President; Patt Persons, Publicity/Sunshine.
golf leagueThrow out (2 holes. 1front/1back full
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Jana Roberts 62
Maryanne Starrett 62
Dessie Mahoney 1st 58
Terry Cox 2nd 59
Ruth Ann Phelan 3rd 60
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Ruby Melnick tie 53
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and re-educates them. It's like having a personal trainer
for your face and/or body. CACI increases oxygenation,
collagen and elastin in the skin. Decreases facial sag
from stroke or Bell's Palsy. Diana is offering the facelifts at
the Introductory Price of 1,000. (Regularly 1,500).
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for reduced swelling and pain at $60 per appointment.
A YOUNG LOOK
Diana Young Certified Technician
955 E. Del Webb Blvd., Suite 101 SCC
ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONAL SPECIALTIES
Imperial Expressions Inc.,
leaders in the world of Marketing Specialties in
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APOLLO BEACH, serving the entire West Coast area.
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3074 College Ave. Ruskin 813-641-1300
Sweet Memories for your Valentine....
a Valentine's gift that's never forgotten!
FEB. 23 A day at John's Pass, Madeira Beach, shopping and lunch. Departs
SCC at 10 a.m. $30 pp (lunch on your own). RSVP by 2/18/10.
MAR. 4 Sweet Day for Seniors at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City!
Departs SCC at 8:30 a.m. $35 pp includes admission. RSVP by 2/25/10.
MAR. 11 Visit the Holy Land, Orlando. A wonderful experience during the
Easter season. Departs SCC 8:30 a.m. $55 pp includes admission. RSVP by 2/26/10.
We are a full-service travel agency and will be happy to help you with all
your travel needs. Watch for upcoming cruises andspecials! Have a family
member with special needs traveling? We can travel with them.
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To place an ad call
813-645-3111 ext. 201
up to 20 words
300 each addl. word
Deadline is Monday
M & M Printing Co., Inc
weekly publisher of the
The Observer News,
The SCC Observer and
210 Woodland Estates Ave SW
Ruskin, Florida 33570
The Riverview Current
200 Farmer's Mkt
500 Real Estate
550 Manuf. Housing
650 Prof. Services
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
Alone? Seniors Dating Bureau
Safest Since 1977! Ages (45-90)
1-800-922-4477 (24Hrs) Or log onto:
115 LOST& FOUND
Found black cat with yellow eyes, near
Sun Trust Bank in Sun City Center. Call
$100 Reward. Lost black & white male
cat. Call Brenda 813-641-1714
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Big sale. Thursday 2/11, Friday 2/12 &
Saturday 2/13, 8am-2pm. Confection
stove, under cabinet microwave, furni-
ture, Christmas ceramic houses & much
more. 1223 Wild Feather Lane., SCC.
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
Garage sale. SCC 810 El Ranch Dr.,
8am-? Some antiques & collectibles,
VCR tapes. Big sale. Thursday 2/11 &
Big garage sale. Feb. 12 & 13, 8am-?
1525 Chevy Chase Dr., SCC. A little bit
of everything. Good stuff.
up to 20 words
includes listing on web.........
300 for each additional word over
AD COPY AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEAL
Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
10% or more and over
on SILVER COINS
Call for private consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816. ce 1(813) 503-4189
S "Your local dealer for over 18years"
Moving sale. Complete household. Fri-
day & Saturday, 8am-1 pm. Ethan Allen
& La-z-boy furniture, couch, dining room
set, dishes, etc. AB Blvd, right on Abaco,
right to 920 Sago Palm Way.
Garage sale. Lots of good stuff. Leather
recliner, more. Friday & Saturday, 1/12
& 2/13, 8am-noon. 706 Huxley Place.,
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
PANTS & SHORTS
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministry ofrCalvary Lutheran church
The Observer News
The SCC Observer
The Riverview Current
or drop payment to:
210 Woodland Estates Ave.
Ruskin, FI. 33570
CALL IN YOUR AD TO:
645-3111 ext. 201
OR FAX IT TO:
Ad and payment
must be received by
4 p.m. Monday
312 ESTATE SALES
818 OAKMONT AVE.
(Off El Rancho or Cherry Hills Dr.)
Fri.& Sat., Feb.12 & 13
Sofa Bed, Recliner, Hitchcock
Twin Suite (light wood), Maple
Dresser, Double Headboard &
Night Stand, Lowrey Organ, King
Bedroom Suite, Appliances,
Lamps, Pictures, Kitchen
Table, Chairs have rollers,
Freezer (less than 2 years
old) Frigidaire, Stainless
Sewing Machine, Linens, TVs,
Stereo, Kitchen Items, Tools,
Briggs & Stratton Generator 5550,
Toro Lawn Mower, Women's
Clothes (10-14), Shoes (7-8),
Desk & Desk Chair.
633-1173 or 508-0307
WE BUY ESTATES
in the Sun City area or
take consignments on
your ENTIRE HOUSE
We also come and pick it up!!
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
Friday, Feb. 12, 8am-2pm. Multi family
sale. Women's clothing, shoes, furniture,
lamps, knickknacks, toys, more. 720
Bel Air. SCC
Garage sale. Saturday 2/13, 7:30am-
2pm. Watches many selections, Hy-
draulic stylist chair, microwave, camo.
clothes, fishing plugs & worms salt &
fresh water, wrenches, misc. items. 602
E. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin.
Yard /Bake Sale
Saturday, Feb. 13, 8am-1pm. Fairmont
MHP clubhouse. 535 Domino Drive,
(off 7th St., SW) Ruskin. Hot dogs &
Huge moving sale. Saturday, 8am-1 pm.
Microwave, dishes, bar stools, clothes,
highchair, etc. 1501 North Lake Dr.,
SCC. (off Allegheny)
M-F 9 to 4:45 Sat 9 to 3:45
Monday Sr. Discount
55 yrs' 50% OFF
on most items
Large Variety of Clothing,
Collectables, Art, Books
and Plenty ofBargains!
Please call 813-645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.
Stillson Auction Co. LLC. On your site.
Estate/ business liquidation / char-
ity. Call now to schedule! 30+ yrs of
312 ESTATE SALES
Fabulous estate sale. Apollo Beach Coin
& Antiques. 5916 Fortune Plaza, Apollo
Beach. Airboat w/35hp Mercury motor.
(1881) five dollar gold coin on 14k gold
chain w/ hearts. Coins, jewelry, antiques,
furniture, clothes. Too much to list. Buy-
ing gold /antiques. Saturday only 2/13,
Anne's Estate Sales
Refrigerator, Entry Table, Dining Room Suite,
Sofa Table, File Cabinets, Bookcases, Computer
Desk, Sofa Sleeper, China Cabinet, Drexel Sofa,
Swivel Rockers, Patio Set, Dinette Table w/Chairs,
Antique Dresser, Queen Bed, TVs, and lots of
Artwork. COILECTABIES: Wedgwood,
Nutcrackers, Copeland, Imari Porcelain, RBG
Canon, Vintage Toys, Postcards & Books,
Antique Photo Albums, Limoges, Murao Glass,
Wood and Sons Dishes, Noritake China, Gold
Silverware, Johnson Bros., Christmas China,
Richard Ginori, Royal Daultons, Goebels.
Jewelry & Silver Coins, Household, Kitchen
& Misc. Items. Too much to list!
You can find your
classified ad online @
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
"TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
20 words for $15.50 and 30C for each
additional word. Bold line $3. All classified
ads are paid in advance. Deadlines are
Monday at 4 pm forThursday paper.
1st St S.W.
312 ESTATE SALES
Queen bedroom, white wash wicker
on wood. 6 pcs, excellent condition.
Dresser, armoire, 2 night stands, mirror,
headboard. $400. 813-634-8902
Model Home & Consigned Furniture
Apollo Beach Shopping Center
6024 U.S. Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach
(next to Westshore Pizza)
354 MEDICAL ITEMS
Catnapper power lift chair $350 obo. Call
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
Bogey Bill's Gof Cars
Street Legal Cars Utility
Carts Lifted Carts 2-4-6-8
Passenger Carts EZ Go Club
Car Cruise Car Yamaha
NEW USED CUSTOM
2107 College Ave. E (S.R. 674) Ruskin
GAS ELECTRIC SOLA
THRIFT STORE '
OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
674 E We Have
DONATION DROP OFFS
TUES. TiHRU FRI. ONLY PLEASE,
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN CLEAN
THE SHOPPER 11 B
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549
New & Gently Used Furniture
BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC
12B THE SHOPPER
370 LAWN AND GARDEN
St. Augustine Floratam sod, picked
up $50 a pallet. Delivery & installation
estimates available. Call Ralph's Sod
Service at 813-645-8221
390 MISC. FOR SALE
Golf club collection Ninety Clubs. Eleven
LH, five bags, four Iron sets. eight wedg-
es, twenty putters, twenty woods. $250
all or individually 813-634-2051
395 WANTED TO BUY
Wanted to buy Senton glass, old dishes
& costume jewelry. By the piece or jew-
elry box full. 813-784-6756
1991 Key West 15', 40hp outboard, fish
finder, trolling motor (salt water), new
battery, trailer w/ new tires. $3,600
1989 Lowe 14' aluminum, 20 hp out-
board, fish finder, new battery, trolling
motor (fresh water) & trailer. $1,600.
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RV's,
boat's, trailer's. All sizes. 2903 39th
Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www.
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats
& trailers. 813-677-2000 www.South-
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/2 mile from Williams Park.
813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469
Advertise in the newspaper
that your community is
510 WATERFRONT FOR SALE
Last 1/2 acre on Gulf City Road, 3
sea walls, dock, private boat ramp.
Apollo Beach 2br/2ba condo. Boat slip,
newly renovated, SS appliances, end
unit. Gorgeous $135k. 941-445-5732
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
RUSKIN COMMERCIAL ACRE ON
MAIN HIGHWAY: Cleared lot, long road
frontage on U.S. 41, other access by back
street, CG zoning. Great business
opportunities. 2 small rentals of little value,
but water, sewer and electric on site.
HOUSE & ACREAGE, HORSES
WELCOMEI 8.7 Acres and well
maintained 3BR/2BACB House with
garage and large detached barn. Peaceful
area of Ruskin, close to main hwy. &
shopping, great potential for future
CLEARED RESIDENTIAL LOT,
RUSKIN! Desirable area close to
shopping and main hwy., easy commute.
Good size lot, shed. No HOA, no CDD.
$29,900. Owner's financing.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
1500sf home on large fenced gated lot.
Totally remodeled 2br, w/20x42 pool in
screened lanai. Perfect for entertain-
ing. Located on quiet. Adamsville Rd.,
$169k. SL Real Estate Services, LLC
813-741-3678 or 813-285-7572
Cypress Creek single family 3br/2ba/
2cg, 1,689sf. Very nice $169,900. 3512
Concho Court, view on www.BestHome-
sofTampaBay.com. Roger Eha, Signa-
ture Realty Assoc. 813-610-6080
This BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY
2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home
built in 1994 has been meticulously
maintained with new A/C in 2006, a new
roof in 2007 and much, much more.
Call today to see this beautiful property
which is priced to sell at $139,500.
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Sun City Center 55+
Now available 2br/2ba, includes water,
sewer, yard care, fitness, recreation
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
Large one bedroom apt. Totally remod-
eled. Utilities included. Ruskin area.
$775 monthly plus deposit. No pets.
813-634-2329 or 813-645-2200
1br/lba, unfurnished, non smoker, no
pets. 1013 Neptune Dr, Ruskin. Water,
sewer included. $385 monthly, $385
deposit. Info. 813-633-0069
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
Riverview 2br/1 ba, CHA, water, garbage
& maintenance included. $600 monthly
$400 deposit. 813-244-0517 or 813-
5701 Bassa St.
1,2,3 & 4
based on income
"The USDA is an equal opportunity
provider and employer
To file a complaint of Discrimination write:
USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W Whiten Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
or call (202) 720-5694 (voice and TDD)"
In accordance with Federal Law and US
Department of Agriculture policy, this
institution is prohibited from discriminating on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases
apply to all programs.)
612 APTS FOR RENT
1br/1ba, clean, nice, quiet, CHA, $500
moves you in. $135 weekly. 813-966-
AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE
1& 2 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental Rates Beginning at
$520 + Utilities
For Rental Information
call: (8131 645-7320
709 Oceanside Circle,
& Ruskin -
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer
613 CONDOS FOR RENT
1br/1.5ba 55+ gated community, Kings
Point in SCC. Full use of recreational
facilities. Fully furnished. $600 monthly,
annual lease. 813-633-8083
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.
630 M.H. RENTALS
For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
Ruskin, 1 br park model for rent.
Suitable for one person.
No smoking, no pets, references
needed. Weekly rent $100 includes
utilities, $200 security deposit, 6 month
minimum. Call 649-1599 8am-4pm.
One bedroom furnished, water & electric
included. $165 weekly. 3br/2ba $175
weekly, Two bedroom (not furnished)
$165 weekly, plus security deposit. R
& M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton.
Private wooded lot. 4br/3ba, DWMH,
near SCC. Barn & greenhouse income
potential. Please lease message 813-
645-4708 or 813-892-5802 or 352-
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-
8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
3 bedroom modular home & 2 bed-
room MH for rent. Water, sewer, trash
included. No application fee. 813-234-
645 OFFICE SPACE
We willnot be underpriced!
Prices starting at
*250 per month
646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
You can read the entire
661 BUSINESS OPP.
680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
In home help. Light cooking & cleaning,
errands, appts., companion. Licensed
CNA. Available full-time or part-time.
Monday thru Friday. Great local refer-
ences. Jennifer 813-944-9606
Elderly caregiver or housekeeper, excel-
lent driving record. Any hour, Monday
thru Friday. Years of experience w/
691 HELP SERVICE
Transportation to airport, Dr. appoint-
ments, shopping or any home services
or adult care in home. Call 813-649-
0860, very affordable prices.
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
Flat rate $75, full clean
Cindy's Bucket of Bubbles
Cleaning Service. Affordable, depend-
able, licensed & insure. Free estimates
20% off first cleaning. 813-817-7488
Rachel's Cleaning & Domestic Services.
House, apartment, move-in, move-out.
Weekly/ biweekly /monthly. Low rates.
Home /office cleaning. Windows
cleaned. Pressure washing, yard
maintenance. Call Debbi 813-777-
1221. Visa, MasterCard accepted.
710 LAWN CARE
Professional maintenance company
serving all your landscaping needs.
Residential & commercial. Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Li-
The OBSERVER NEWS has it all!
S PauB. (813) 645-3211
DICKMAN Serving South Hillsborough
.- INC. County since 1924.
R E A L T www.dickmanrealty.com
Celebrating 86 Years firstname.lastname@example.org
RUSKIN SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE, nice enclosed
porch at level of liv-rm, carport, workshop/storage shed, double
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DON'T BE FOOLED BY MYTHS SURROUNDING VEIN DISEASE
Patients can easily see if they have varicose veins by just looking at their legs.
90% of varicose veins are deeper inside the legs and, in many patients with severe symptoms, all of the varicose
veins are hidden in the leg and visible only on ultrasound examination.
People seek cures for varicose vein disease merely because of vanity.
Varicose veins result in tiredness and heaviness in the legs, as well as painful, aching or burning sensations. Varicose
vein disease can cause ankle swelling and severe night cramps. This is a real disease, involving failed valves in the
veins. The resulting increased pressure in the veins below failed valves causes long term deterioration if not treated.
Serious consequences include eczema, stasis dermatitis, pigmentation changes, skin ulcerations and bleeding. Phlebitis
(clot and inflammation) in varicose veins increases the risk of very dangerous deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE).
The only treatment for varicose vein disease is painful and requires two weeks of inactivity.
Endovenous Laser Treatment has been proven to be very safe, effective and relatively pain free, with patients experiencing
only minimal discomfort after the procedure and quick recovery times. Endovenous Laser Treatment is an outpatient
procedure completed in our office in less than half an hour. The patient can resume normal activity the same or the following day.
There are going to be scars after undergoing the procedure.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is painless and non-surgical; no scalpel is used. This procedure is performed through an
in travenous catheter. Our patients have none of the problems that have been associated with surgical ligation, stripping
and other invasive treatments.
Closing off a major vein can cause circulatory problems later on.
Treating the cause of varicose vein disease entails closing off the faulty veins. There are many veins in the leg, and, after
treatment, the blood that is simply pooling in the failed veins will be diverted to healthy veins in order to make its way
back to the heart.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is not covered by health insurance or medicare.
Most insurance companies and medicare will cover this medically necessary treatment for vein disease.
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Educational Consultation on
V EIN D ISEA SE DanielJ. Mountcastle, MD,,FAAEM, Board Certified,
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are not the only consequences of failed vein valves.The following are also consequences:
Swollen Ankles, Leg Cramps, Night Cramps, Aching, Painful,Tired Legs, "Secondary" Restless Leg Symptoms,
Skin Discoloration and Ulcers, Itching & Burning. 90% of Varicose Veins are hidden inside the leg!!!
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