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First nursing students at
HCC's Ruskin Campus
share common dedication
* By PENNY FLETCHER
RUSKIN The competition
was stiff because so many wanted
to get into the first nursing class at
Hillsborough Community College's
Ruskin campus but the class would
only hold 24.
I had been told the students came
from all walks of life and that their
March 3 but the cross-section was
even wider than I expected.
Young and old; men and women;
students fresh out of college and
mothers with kids- why, I even talk-
ed at length with a male student who
had previously been in the Army for
The group seemed to have only
one thing in common: their desire
to graduate from the course with an
See NURSING STUDENTS, page 18
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Golf cart crossing opens with crowds, carts in SCC
Photo by Mitch Traphagen
The new Sun City Center golf cart path crossing U.S. Highway 301 opened on Tuesday, March 9, with
speeches, words of thanks and more than 100 golf carts. The event included words from Hillsborough
Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Ken Hagan as well as from commissioners Kevin
Beckner, Mark Sharpe and Rose Ferlita. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Major Ron Hartley also
spoke as well as Monsignor Harold Bumpus, SCC Community Association President Ed Barnes and
Walt Cawein. Cawein concluded the event with three cheers and the words, "Golf carts! Start your
engines!" Major Ron Hartley and Sgt. Joe Burt of the HCSO direct some of more than 100 carts on the
inaugural crossing of U.S. 301.
County taps every channel for citizen budget input
Architect proposes Ruskin
* By MELODY JAMESON
RUSKIN Emphasizing its mul-
tiple economic benefits, an archi-
tect here is initiating efforts to des-
ignate portions of this 100-year-old
community as a historic district.
Holly Swanson, a Ruskin resi-
dent for the last four years who
practices with a Tampa architec-
tural firm, pointed to the number
of structures from Ruskin's past
still in use in the center of the
community as she talked about the
process and the results of creating
a historic district formally desig-
nated on county, state and federal
levels. "I think Ruskin is a perfect
candidate for a historic district,"
she noted, adding "it would help
preserve the community's price-
less character while also bringing
desirable economic benefits."
Historic districts, whether on
local or national levels, include
buildings or properties or sites
that are considered architectur-
ally or archeologically significant,
as well as non-historic structures,
Swanson said. Such districts can
vary radically in size, from en-
compassing hundreds of buildings
to including a mere handful, she
added. And, on the federal level,
for example, their structures may
be considered significant because
they contributed to a broad pattern
in history or because they exhibit
distinctive design characteristics
or because they are connected to
individuals outstanding in the his-
toric record or because they yield
information important to history.
Actual, determined historic pres-
ervation dates back to 17th century
England when it became fashion-
able to study and maintain things
antiquarian, the architect said.
America's first historic preserva-
tion efforts were George Washing-
ton's headquarters in Newburgh,
New York, followed by Washing-
See HISTORIC DISTRICT, page 10
* By MELODY JAMESON
If you're a South County citizen
who's ever said of a Hillsborough
government action "that's such a
waste of money," listen up.
If you're one of those who thinks
there's a more effi-
cient way to get a
specific county job
done, your local
bureaucrats want to
hear from you.
If you're a home-
owner or a property
holder or a business
operator and you 0 \
can identify an area
of your government
that might increase
its revenues without
creating full scale
revolt, there's never
been a better time to speak up.
County government staff cur-
rently is working on the budget
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. At this
point, the shortfall is $55 million.
And somehow that radical differ-
ence between anticipated income
and expected outgo has to be
tamed to something resembling a
This is where you, the citizen,
come in. For the first time in mem-
ory, Hillsborough County adminis-
trators are utilizing every conceiv-
able method of communications,
including the now-booming social
media, to obtain any and all sug-
The FY 2010 Hills-
borough County bud-
get, under which county
is operating, was $110
million short going into
that budgeting process,
Willie Puz, a county
spokesman, noted this
week. Supported by
funds from a variety
of sources including ad
valorem (property) tax-
es, the county's money
plan took a considerable
hit from such factors as reduced
property taxes, decreasing con-
sumer spending leading to lower
sales tax revenues and a deepening
recession on all fronts.
Hillsborough administrators in-
stituted radical measures to deal
with the deficit topping $100 mil-
lion, including deep cuts in person-
nel. department after department.
mandated unpaid furlough days for
still-employed staff, plus substan-
tial jumps in fees for services in
such areas as the county's regional
parks, Puz said. And, some of the
balance was achieved because citi-
zens make it clear what was most
important to them, he added.
As an example, Puz cited the
barrage of complaints from Hills-
borough residents when staff pro-
posed closing some of the county
parks in a cost cutting move. Citi-
zens said loudly they preferred
paying fees to losing the parks
and their recreational features, he
This year, administers are hop-
ing for similar and additional citi-
zen input between now and June
3 when the FY 2011 draft budget
is to be presented to the board of
county commissioners, (BOCC)
Puz said. And, to facilitate the ef-
forts, several lines of communica-
tion now are open.
Residents can use the BOCC
budget hotline, a conventional
telephone call to offer their sug-
gestions, by dialing 813-704-
0181 or can address budget staff
See BUDGET INPUT, page 10
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Kona Ice has cool ribbon cutting
Kona Ice hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Febru-
ary 26 at the Riverview Chamber Office located at 10520 Riverview Drive in Riverview. Owners Dale and
Wendy Cooper provided Kona Ice samples which was enjoyed by all that attended. For more informa-
tion about Kona Ice, contact Dale or Wendy Cooper (813) 645-0257.
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Spend the day at the Bazaar
Talk about a sweetheart deal, it seems
that the Communist China government
has come up with another very clever
capitalist shake down.
S They have formed an unofficially
JIM McGOWEN named company called, "Rent-A-Panda."
The leaders of the Workers Paradise will
rent to a zoo one of their pandas for a cool $1 million a year plus sub-
stantial fees. So far, they have leased out 12 to zoos in the U.S. and have
another dozen spread around in other countries.
How bad is that? The renters get to build special cages, feed the critters
(an adult panda can go through 100 lbs. of bamboo in a day), try use-
lessly to get Mr. and Mrs. Panda to make a pandette and do all the vet
stuff needed to keep a notoriously sickly animal healthy in a place it was
never intended to be.
All the Chinese have to do is drop off the adorable little furball and
collect the swag.
This is done in the name of cute. How much cute can you get for
$1,000,000? You can get a mountain of kittens for that amount. Who
knows how many puppies? That's a lot of cute in puppies and kittens.
What about all those kids in the Disney movies? The screen is dripping
I keep on getting letters from friends saying how cute their grandkids
are. I've heard the old saw about all babies being cute. Anybody care to
tell me how cute baby scorpions are?
If your local zoo can't come up with a megabuck and desperately want
a cute fix, I can help out. For half of that rental and no special fees, I will
be more than happy to get in a panda suit and roll around on the floor of
any old cage during business hours. Since the article said, "pandas spend
98% of their time either sleeping or eating," how tough could it be? I'm
drawing the line at that pandette thing, though.
However, if some smart aleck kid decides it would be fun to heave an
apple or orange at me, that kid will quickly learn that a panda can do
more with a piece of bamboo than eat it and swear like a trooper.
Think about this exchange between a mother and her kid. "Johnny,
where did you get that lump on your head?"
"A panda hit me with a piece of bamboo, Ma, and than he called me a
miserable, little *&^%$#@ and if he ever saw me again he'd feed me to
the ,_#$VoA&* badgers!" Johnny may end up with a pair of lumps and
his mouth washed out with soap.
Celebrating 36 Years in Business This little bit of larceny gives
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The Ruskin Woman's Club will
be holding their annual spring
Bazaar on Friday and Saturday,
March 12 and 13 at their club
house located on 503 S. Tamiami
Trail in Ruskin. The Bazaar will
start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
General chairman for the event
is Betty Jo Council.
There will be a rummage sale
which will feature a large vari-
ety of items including household
items, jewelry, clothing, pictures
books and more. All items for the
sale will be donated by club mem-
bers and people from the South
The club's kitchen will be open
all day long. Coffee and other
beverages will be available from
8 a.m. until closing each day.
Customers may select individual
items from the bake sale table to
have with their beverages.
At 11 a.m. lunch will be served
in the club's dining room. The
menu will consist of typical south-
ern food such as Cuban sandwich-
es, black bean soup, collard soups,
black beans and rice plus assorted
homemade baked goods.
Take-out orders may be called
in prior to the Bazaar by calling
Bobbie Nell Strong at (813) 645-
3136. Take-out orders will also be
available during the hours of the
The Bazaar will feature a large
bake sale and plant sale. Vendors
will also be there. All these items
may be divided up based on the
Left to right: President of the Ruskin Woman's Club Wilma Wood
and General Chairman of the Bazaar Betty Jo Council have just put
out the Ruskin Woman's homemade watermelon pickles and jams
for the Bazaar and are now looking through the club's scrapbook at
pictures of the Bazaar from previous years.
customer's preference. Members
of the club will be available to
answer questions about all the
The club welcomes donations
from the community. All items
must be in good condition. No
large pieces of furniture can be
accepted. Items may be dropped
off from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on
Wednesday or all day on Thurs-
day, March 11.
Check given to Shriners Hospital for
In the spirit of giving, the Honorary Mayor of Riverview Jeanne Bush
of Serenity Meadows Memorial Park presented a $1,664.38 check to
the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa from the funds raised
during her campaign.
This is a major fundraiser for the
Ruskin Woman's Club. The club
supports multiple local projects as
well as national and international
ones. Chairman Council will be
available at 645-8228 to answer
any general questions about the
Wilma Wood is the President of
the Ruskin Woman's Club. The
club is a member of the Florida
Federation of Women's Clubs.
Bortell Jr was
born Feb. 11,
and Jacob Bor-
tell of Ruskin
are the proud
Patricia Jordan Boyd was bor
Feb. 26, 2010. The proud parents
are Rachel and Joseph Boyd of
Alyssa Marie Kickliter was born
March 1, 2010. Georgina and Mi-
chael Kickliter of Ruskin are the
Taylor Lynn Matta was bor
Feb. 24, 2010. The proud parents
are Leona and Jon Matta of
Students at Riverview High
School have come together to tell
the hilarious story of two men who
con women out of their money.
'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' will
be presented at 7:30 p.m. on
March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, with
the box office opening at 6:45
p.m. at Riverview High School
Auditorium, 11311 Boyette Road,
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7
tion or res-
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Colonel is honored
On Feb. 25, Colonel Luther R. (Luke) Lloyd, Chairman of the Military
Family Support Trust (MFST) was inducted into the Joe E. Newsome
High School National Technical Honor Society in appreciation for
outstanding service and support to the school.
He is shown accepting his certificate of selection from Principal
MARCH 11, 2010
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by William Hodges
Oscar Wilde wrote, "To love
oneself is the beginning of a life-
long romance." It would be great
if we all had sufficient self-esteem
to really love ourselves-not in
an egotistical manner-but rather
have a quiet confidence in our own
judgment. We should not only be
pleased with who we are but have
a good notion of who we can be-
come. Keep in mind that simply
my satisfaction with who I am is
not a reason for me not to strive to
grow and become better.
Building self-esteem in your-
self or someone else is not a proj-
ect that will be completed in two
weeks, two months or two years. It
is a project, once started, that will
take a lifetime to complete. It is,
however, a project well worth the
time. During a luncheon recently,
Jim, a young father who had been
in one of my seminars, related the
following story to me.
Jim told me that his six-year-
old daughter, Jan, was devastated
by his divorce from her mother.
As children often do, she felt the
divorce was caused by something
she did. To make matters worse,
his wife had moved and had little
contact with Jan. Jim said that he
thought of his daughter during his
time in my seminar, especially
when I talked of self-esteem and
how important it is for us to make
a special effort to nurture it in the
young. That night, he decided to
try one of our self-esteem build-
ing techniques to help Jan. I be-
lieve very strongly in the effects of
self-talk-if you tell yourself good
things about yourself, your mind
will strive to become those things.
Jim picked one of my favorite af-
firmations (self- talk) to share with
Jan. He asked her to say the fol-
lowing words out loud to herself
12 times every morning while she
looked at herself in the mirror. "I
am a good and worthwhile person.
All those who meet me today will
be better off for having met me."
He also asked her to use a slightly
revised version of the affirmation
12 times just before she went to
bed, again while looking at herself
in the mirror,. This time she would
say, "I am a good and worthwhile
person. All those who met me to-
day are better off for having met
Jan has been going through this
ritual every morning and night for
almost two years. Jim tells me she
is one of the most happy, healthy
and self-confident eight-year-olds
one would ever have the pleasure
to meet. Jim gives the affirma-
tion credit for helping to turn her
life around; it planted the seeds
of good self-esteem. I don't doubt
the affirmation did have an effect
upon her life, but I am absolutely
sure that a caring, loving and sup-
portive father like Jim had a lot to
do with it as well. As an aside, you
might be interested in knowing that
Jim also repeats these affirmations
every morning and every night. He
said that hearing these words first
thing every morning helps to build
him up, and they comfort him ev-
ery night. I think you will agree it
sounds like a good way to begin a
great day and, for that matter, end
one. Why not give it a try?
Hodges is a nationally recog-
nized speaker, trainer, and syn-
dicated columnist. Hodges may
be reached at Hodges Seminars
International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
Landscaping for Wildlife Workshop
Wondering what you should plant to replace the plants lost dur-
ing the recent freezes? Plan to attend the Landscaping for Wildlife
Workshop at the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center on Satur-
day, March 20 from 9:30-11am. A variety of native plants will be
discussed, focusing on drought and frost tolerant species, with in-
formation on their wildlife attracting qualities. The program is free
but reservations are required. A complementary activity will be of-
fered geared for children so this will truly be a family-friendly work-
shop. This workshop is part of National Wildlife Week- http://www.
nwf.org, as well as an opportunity to 'Get Outdoors Florida'- http://
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Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an
RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but
it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through
volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers
pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and
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Observations: It's good to be home
"Once there was
a way to get back
In April, 2009, I ex-
ited off 1-75 on the
Ruskin exit for the first
time in the two years
since I had moved
to rural Iowa. It was
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
late at night and over
the radio I heard the voice of John
Lennon singing "Golden Slumbers."
It was a painfully ironic moment. I
was in Florida only to pick up boat-
ing supplies left in a storage unit.
Far, far to the north, a long-neglect-
ed, new-to-me sailboat awaited in a
Cape Cod boatyard.
The lyrics of the song came to-
gether with the late-night hour and
the sleeping town I knew so well.
Perhaps there was a way to get back
home. But I had no home here. I
lived in a place so far removed from
Florida that it amazes me this could
be one relatively cohesive nation. In
the eyes of Iowa, Florida is a vision.
It is a long beach with a huge popu-
lation of tourists and the elderly. It
is Disney and swamps and a place
where the Iowa Hawkeyes football
team seems to always land for bowl
games. It is crime and mayhem and
danger. It is hot and humid. In short,
though few would admit it, to many
Iowans, Florida is an unobtainable
vision of paradise.
Driving into Ruskin that night, I
felt very alone and very lost. Where
did I belong?
Although the feelings remained, I
didn't dwell for long on the ques-
tion. Soon I was in Massachusetts
enduring a brutally cold spring and
preparing to sail away in a boat that
hadn't left the marina in a decade. In
almost every way, I belonged there.
The boatyard and the marina were
much like being at the former Bahia
Beach Marina in Ruskin. Even the
characters were much the same -
from the marina staff to my fellow
My intention was to sail home. I
earnestly hoped I would find that
home along the way.
But, as it always
seems to do, life got in
the way of my plans.
The trip stretched from
weeks into months,
and somewhere along
the line I accepted a
job offer to become
the Iowa Press Secre-
tary for a United States
Congressman. That Congressman is
a good and honest man and it was an
honor to work for him. At the same
time, I felt it was an honor to be em-
ployed by the United States House
of Representatives. Yes, I know that
many people believe that Congress
is a band of crooks; but if people
really, truly thought about it the
institution, its protocols and ideals
- all have survived for more than
two centuries through the building
and endless rebuilding of the great-
est nation on earth.
There was nothing crooked about
the Congressman I worked for the
man who represented me. Being his
Iowa press secretary was a difficult
job in some respects he had little
interest in blowing his own horn. He
was drafted into the army as a private
and rose through the ranks to retire
as a Lt. Colonel. He served two tours
as an attack helicopter pilot in Viet
Nam, becoming highly decorated
along the way. His personal vehicle
is a well-maintained 1994 pickup
truck. The place he loves most is
the house he has owned along with
his wife for decades. Like all mem-
bers of Congress, he occasionally
encounters the v' ..i.ii. and the fa-
mous, but his life is in Iowa where
his home telephone number is still
listed in the thin phonebook of his
small hometown. When he offered
the job, I asked, "Why do you want
to be a member of Congress?" His
response was serious and heartfelt. "I
want to serve the people of Iowa in
the best way I can." I believed him.
I still believe him. Not everyone in
Congress is a crook. In fact, I would
wager that few are. Perhaps more
than ever, now would be a good time
to make a little effort to get to know
the people who represent us in one
of America's most enduring institu-
tions. You might just be surprised at
what you find.
While I considered it a privilege to
have my job, there were some down-
sides. The biggest being the nearly
200-mile roundtrip commute from
my home in Small-Town-America,
Iowa, to the Congressman's Des
Moines office all driven on truck-
infested 1-80. In good weather the
drive was long and boring. In bad
weather the drive was long and ter-
rifying. One night in January, I re-
mained late as the Congressman de-
cided he wanted to welcome home
a young couple just returning from
earthquake-ravaged Haiti where
they had adopted two orphaned chil-
dren. Blizzard warnings were up
for the evening and the snow was
already falling in earnest as I made
my way to the airport for the event.
Afterwards, not wanting to spend
yet another night in a hotel, I made
my way out of the city at a tenuous
40 miles-per-hour on an increas-
ingly slippery highway. At 40 mph,
how bad could it be? Just another
hour added to the trip and I would
Within a few miles of leaving the
city, the world as I knew it virtually
ended. The wind was blowing the
snow horizontally into a whiteout
and within minutes, all movement
on the freeway had slowed to a very
dangerous crawl. I didn't even see
the exit to the rest area until I was
literally on top of it. I made a sharp
right turn and joined dozens of big
trucks and cars in seeking refuge
from the evil, life-threatening condi-
tions on the highway. I would spend
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the next 12 hours there, wearing my
business suit, burning gallon after
gallon of gasoline with the engine
running in an attempt to keep warm
as the wind howled and the tem-
perature neared the single digits. If
Dante was correct in his description
of Hell, being forced to spend the
night in a suit sitting in my idling
car hour after hour in a blizzard was
certainly somewhere near the eighth
or ninth circle of it for me.
When daylight finally emerged and
I was able to resume my long trip
home, the carnage along the still icy
freeway was staggering. In some
places, five or six large tractor-trail-
ers were grouped in heaps, barely
off the roadway along with dozens
of smashed cars. The vehicular de-
struction I saw in those 90 miles on
that day was far more than I ever saw
in all 14 years of living in the traffic
madness of Florida. Eighteen hours
after I left work, I finally arrived
home. In a twisted sort of irony, my
wife called a few hours later to let
me know that her former employer
in Tampa had just offered her a very
Once there was a way to get back
home and that was our way. Tol-
stoy described John Ruskin as "one
of those rare men who think with
their heart." Since 1994, my heart
and mind has been here in this place
on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay
among the warm, friendly, generous,
outrageous and dangerous people
who live here. In fact, when I think
of the people I've encountered -
the modest heroes in Sun City Cen-
ter, the ,. I 111. -,I dedicated members
of the HCSO, the compassionate
people in Ruskin committed to help-
ing others and the warm hearts that
outshine the Florida sun throughout
the area I realize that it is an hon-
or and a privilege just to be here.
They say home is where the heart
is. Once again, my heart is truly in
Ruskin. It is good to be home.
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RCMA receives $98,000 grant
RCMA (Redlands Christian Mi-
grant Association) students at the
Wimauma Academy are pleased to
hear that a grant has been awarded
to their school to help supplement
literacy education. This grant was
awarded through the Community
Foundation of Greater Sun City
Center, via the "Hazel Bryson"
Fund and the "Merrill Thomas"
Fund. Both of these funds are ear-
marked to support education in the
South Shore area. Recent awards
from the Community Foundation
of Greater Sun City Center, to lo-
cal schools and missions, total
At RCMA Wimauma Academy,
students will get extra support
from a certified teacher in reading
and in math, thanks to this grant.
RCMA Wimauma Academy is an
"A" school. Nevertheless, our stu-
dents from low-income and farm-
working families still benefit from
extra instruction during after school
hours to improve their reading and
math skills. Mark Haggett, Princi-
pal at RCMA Wimauma Academy,
eagerly says, "We look forward
to starting up this program target-
ing our struggling readers and stu-
dents who need additional support
in math. We rely on our students
making gains each year on the
FCAT, and this program is designed
to help them do just that."
RCMA is a 501(c)3 agency that
Back Row, left to right:Sister Maureen Smith, OSF, Volunteer Co-
ordinator with RCMA; Evelyn Lunsford, Chairman, CFGSCC; Mark
Haggett, Principal of RCMAWimaumaAcademy; middle row: Selena
Perez, Estevan Zuniga who are 4th grade students; Sister Rosalie
Hennessey, Grants Committee Chairman, CFGSCC; front row: Axel
Rodriguez, Rosalinda Diaz, and Carlos Santiago, all fourth grade
provides pre-school and after
school programs to the rural, low
income and/or migrant farm-work-
ing population in the South Shore
area and state-wide.
Formed as an affiliate division
of the Community Foundation of
Tampa Bay in 1992, the Communi-
ty Foundation of Greater Sun City
Center has grown dramatically over
West Coast Porcelain Artists to meet
West Coast Porcelain Artists will meet at 10 a.m. March 17 in the
Crawford Studio at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields
Way, Ruskin. Judy Anderson will demonstrate a variety of leaf types
Emilee Rugh's "Pitcher with Hibiscus" is another of the 14 winners
chosen at the Florida World Organization of China Painters Convention
competition in January in Orlando, to be displayed in the museum for
one year at the World Headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK.
Rugh, of Sun City Center, is a member of West Coast PA as well as the
Sun City Center China Painters. For information call Marion Stephens
the years thanks to its generous and
caring citizens. More than $22.6
million in assets are administered
in endowment funds established by
local donors, and the Foundation's
grant making has now reached $6
million cumulatively since incep-
tion, making lives better through
grants to the arts, human services,
technology, education, and com-
February Kindergarten Citizens of the
Month at Collins Elementary
Citizens of the month are sponsored by the SCC Pizza Hut and they are
Rachel Brown, Mariajosse Claudio, Gabriella Johnson, Joseph Joyner,
Alyssa King, Sirinya Reneau, Jordan Scott, Victoria Terrazas, and Alicia
By Dr. Ha Ott, DVM
Between 1 and 3 million people are infected with hookworms by
their pets each year. Keep your dog and cat on heartworm/hookworm
preventative monthly. 244,000 dogs are infected with heartworms
every year. For less than 15 cents per day you can protect your best
friend from this deadly disease transmitted by a mosquito.
Puppies should be dewormed by a professional starting at 2 weeks
of age. Deworming protects the health of the puppy and of the peo-
ple around the puppy.
Do you live in the SouthShore area and have a cat that should be
spayed or neutered? Contact Feline Folks at 813-944-7651 or email
Info@FelineFolks.org. They have the knowledge and the supplies to
remedy the problem for a very, very nominal fee.
(Dr. Hal Ott is Medical Director and Chief Veterinarian at Ruskin
Animal Hospital in Ruskin located on U.S. Hwy. 41 South. He oper-
ates and owns Ott's Off-Leash Dog Park, a park open to the public
"A Doctor's Confession to the South Shore of Tampa"
Confessions are tough, real tough, but, sometimes they help clear
the air so there's no misunderstanding. I want to tell you about a
confession I have, but let me say a few other things first.
Many years ago something happened that changed my life for-
ever and, in turn, changed many other lives too.
At that time, I was deciding what road to take for a career and
wanted to settle down to start a family. I was desperate to find a
career in health care that really helped people... naturally. I had
learned as a child that our medical model wasn't always the best
answer. As fate would have it, I was injured playing a sport at the
age of 7. My parents were friends with a Chiropractic Physician,
who took care of me for my injury. However, to my surprise, my al-
lergies cleared up, my headaches stopped, and when all my friends
were sick, I stayed healthy. Was this a coincidence? Or did the chi-
ropractic adjustments I had been receiving have something to do
with this? I asked the doctor if I could volunteer to help him in his
office. I saw many patients get an exam, have a couple of films
taken and then have an "adjustment" of their spine. Over and over
I witnessed what many people call "miracles" happen to patients,
from infants to the elderly. These specific adjustments were helping
so many people that I decided to go to Chiropractic School myself
and things have never been the same since.
It's strange how life is, because now people come to see me with
their family health concerns and I get to help them reach their God
-given potential... naturally. My husband and I had a wellness
practice in Ohio for 10 years, where we had the chance to help
thousands of people with headaches, ear infections, migraines, si-
nus problems, chronic pain, asthma, allergies, whiplash, numbness
and tingling in their limbs and for athletic injuries and performance,
just to name a few. Approximately 3 years ago we moved to Florida
to escape the cold weather and grey skies of the northeast. It has
now been close to a year that my practice has been open here in the
South Shore area in Ruskin. I have had the pleasure to help many
people with their health concerns.
Here's what some patients have to say!
Low Back and Leg Pain
"I have had a chronic problem with my back over the years and
this pain in my hip and leg. After going to several doctors and chi-
ropractors, Dr. Heather was the only one who was able to help me.
I am now able to walk again pain free!" Michelle P.
Low Back Pain and Digestive Problems
"I was put on pain medication which only covered up my prob-
lems and created digestive problems which led to more medica-
Dr. Rich Rogan, Dr. Heather Haverfield and son
tions. After I started to get treatments with Dr. Heather my pain
was almost gone in one adjustment, and now I am not taking any
medication for my stomach and I am back out playing golf!" Alice
"My allergist asked me why I wasn't getting my allergy shots, I
told them I started seeing Dr. Heather for chiropractic adjustments,
and my allergies have cleared" Jen H.
Auto Accident Victim
"After my auto accident my headaches were severe and I had
numbness into my hands. Dr. Haverfield was able to help me feel
like a normal person again." PA.
Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their
health problems, but I really can't take the credit.
My confession is that I've never healed anyone of anything. What
I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pres-
sure and when the interference is removed, the body responds by
healing itself. Chiropractic gets tremendous results. It's as simple as
that! Your body was made to heal itself as long as there's no inter-
ference- interference caused by falls, auto accidents, sport injuries,
arthritic changes, and physical stress at any age! Chiropractors re-
move nerve interference and that's why we get wonderful results.
I am trained in Palmer Technique, Activator (gentle care), Diversi-
fied and Drop Technique. I am also a certified yoga instructor. I use
Standard Process whole food supplements and the Erchonia Cold
Laser to assist your body in healing. Other alternative choices we
offer are hair analysis, detox foot bath, and natural face lift.
Americans are Smarter
Look, it's not easy being a chiropractor. There are a lot of "ex-
perts" out there who know nothing about our profession, but give
people advice and misinformation. But you know the truth always
seems to win out. People are sick and tired of just having their
symptoms covered up with drugs. They know better.
Millions and millions of Americans no longer have health insur-
ance and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced.
That's were I come in. Many people find that they actually save
money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. We
have a significantly lower fee plan so that more people are able to
afford the care they need.
Another Way to Save
Studies show that chiropractic care can double your immune sys-
tem, naturally and without drugs. The immune system fights colds,
the flu and all sickness. So you may not be running off to the M.D.
as much. Studies show that people actually pay less for their long
term overall health care expenses if they are seeing a chiropractor.
We have an incredible 99% patient satisfaction rating!
Great Care at a Great Fee
Please, I hope that there is no misunderstanding about the quality
of care just because I have a lower fee. My qualifications include a
Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. I am certified
by all four National Boards and the State of Florida Board. We have
the latest in technology, and I am always looking to improve my
care for my patients. We are in network with many insurance plans
and I have been entrusted to care for small babies to top athletes. I
just have this lowered fee to help more people who need care.
Our office is both warm and friendly and we try our best to make
you feel at home. We have Kim and Janet to assist us with your
care. Our office is called Advanced Chiropractic and is located at
110 West Shell Point Road in Ruskin. We are just 4 buildings down
on the left hand side. Our phone number is 813-841-1118. Call for
an appointment today.
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MARCH 11, 2010
Don't be left out!
The clock is ticking on our Sun
City Center map project and there
are only a few advertising spots
left. The deadline for advertis-
ing is March 19. It's not too late
to be part of the all new Sun City
Center Chamber of Commerce Hi-
Tech Map but you need to call Jill
Adelman at 215.527.1304, email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call the Chamber at 813.634.5111
Many thanks to our participating
map advertisers as of this date:
T Gregory Jacobs, D.D.S.
Sunhill Medical Center
Sun City Center Travel
Allstate Debbie Bates
Paul Wood Plumbing
J.R. Del Castillo, Keller Williams
Weissman & Association, Allstate
South Bay Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kirk Parrot, D.D.S.
Dollar-A-Day Legal Storage
At Home Auto Care
Sun City Center Funeral Home
Pacifica Senior Living
Military Family Support Trust
Killingsworth Automotive Inc.
AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Fit Feet For Life
Ozzies Buffet & Bar
Brookdale Senior Living
Sun City Center Inn
West Coast Golf Cars
Caloosa Golf & Country Club
South Bay Hospital
The Resort & Club at Little Harbor
Members......don't forget to
register for the 21st Annual Spring
Trade Show! The show will be
held on April 6, 2010 from 8 AM
to 2 PM at the Community Hall,
1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. in
Sun City Center. Our gold spon-
sor this year is the St. Petersburg
Don't miss out -we expect an-
other fantastic turnout at this event,
so if you are a Sun City Center
Chamber member, reserve your
booth NOW. Many of our fine
Chamber members have already
chosen their booths for this event.
So don't hesitate we want you to
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Freedom Plaza celebrate the Grand Opening of their newly
renovated Outpatient Therapy Clinic and Home Health
Office with a complimentary Golf Fitness & Business Expo!
Festivities to include:
Golf Fitness Screenings Professional Golf Instruction
Health and Wellness Checks Local Business Vendors
Raffle Drawing and Prizes Refreshments
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AT FREEDOM FAIRWAYS
get your first choice booth.
You can get your membership
and/or registration paperwork by
mailing email@example.com or
call us at 813.634.5111 ext 101 or
ext 102. We look forward to talk-
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Sun City CenterArea Chamber of
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Local quilters win
Nancy Soles-Fishpaw who was
featured in an "Over Coffee" ar-
ticle by Penny Fletcher in Febru-
ary was awarded a red ribbon (2nd
place) for her pieced and quilted
kaleidoscope 3-D Block quilt at
the Strawberry Festival
Also, her customer Diane See,
a Sun City Center resident, was
awarded 3 blue ribbons (1st Place)
and 1 red ribbon (2nd Place) for
her beautiful quilts that Nancy lon-
garmed. Nancy owns and operates
the hand guided longarm quilting
business "Sew Easy to Quilt Inc."
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Daniel J. Speed
Air Force Airman Daniel J. Speed graduated from
basic military training at
LacklandAir Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-
week program that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied sci- r
ence degree through the Community College
of the Air Force. sow
Speed is the son of Nancy Speed of Riv-
erview. He is a 2006 graduate of Riverview
Gabriel A. Miller
Air Force Airman Gabriel A. Miller graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-
week program that included training in military
discipline and studies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and
Airmen who complete basic training earn four
credits toward an associate in applied science de-
gree through the Community College of the Air ~
He is the son of Dorcas Miller of Brandon, and
the brother of Mario Rodriguez of Riverview.
Miller is a 2009 graduate of Brandon High _
USF Listening Workshops for people
with hearing loss
Dr. Nancy Muscato (Rehabilitation Audiologist) and USF students are
conducting a program to enhance listening skills of persons with hear-
ing loss. They will provide training with Lace and the Listening and
Hearing Speech program as well as live training by the students and Dr.
The next series consisting of four consecutive weekly sessions begins
Thursday March 18 and continues through April 8, 9:30-11 a.m. Work-
shop will meet at Beth Israel Synagogue, 1115 Del Webb East, SCC.
There are several openings in the March workshop, and a waiting list
will be compiled for future workshops. People with hearing loss are
encouraged to bring a spouse or friend with whom to practice listening.
The series of four workshops costs $20 for each hearing loss person.
There is no charge for spouse/friend; and if both partners of a married
couple have hearing loss, there is only one $20 fee. Each participant
is expected to attend all four sessions of the workshop, and the $20 fee
applies regardless of number of sessions attended. To register for the
workshop contact Marilyn Balkany at (813) 634-9759 or Shirley Nau-
man at snauman @tampabay.rr.com.
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email through HCbudget@
HillsboroughCounty.org. In ad-
dition, citizens comfortable with
the social media sites can weigh
in at www.facebook.com/hills-
boroughfl and at http://twitter.
com/hillsboroughfl, Puz said.
Then, there's the ongoing blog
conversation. This communica-
tions channel is reached through
Regardless of the channel
chosen, budget staff is
interested in citi-
related to both
sides of the
means of cutting
costs and all
adding to the
fers to fund
the necessary expenses.
Following presentation of
the draft budget in June, three
public hearings are scheduled,
Puz added. The sessions are set
for July 15, September 15 and
September 23, with final bud-
get adoption foreseen at the last
September session. While the
public hearings all are slated
for 6 p.m. in County Center in
downtown Tampa, the sessions
also can be viewed on govern-
ment television channels as well
as streamed through the budget
"The county wants public
feedback," Puz emphasized,
"voices are being heard, com-
ments are being read."
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ton's Mount Vernon estate named
an American historic site in 1858.
The first U.S. historic preservation
ordinance was drafted in Charlotte,
South Carolina, in 1930, she added,
and the National Register of Historic
Places was created by law in 1966.
Closer to home, Swanson noted
that Florida has a network of several
organizations focused on historic
preservation up and down the pen-
insula and at the county level Hills-
borough has an active historic site
preservation board. Geographically,
the nearest nationally designated
historic district is the heart of old
Ybor City, she added.
As for a Ruskin historic district,
Swanson said she believes the first
step should be taken toward the
county board and in the form of let-
ters of interest produced by property
owners within the proposed dis-
trict. The prospective district can be
loosely defined and does not have to
be contiguous, but logically would
include such historic structures as
the homes of the first Ruskin Col-
lege leaders now occupied by Dr.
Arthur "Mac" Miller and his family
and by the Ruskin Women's Club,
plus the college arts and drama cen-
ter recently restored by its owner,
Conrad Peterson. There also are
other buildings dating from the first
college era now in use close to the
downtown area as well as structures
indicative of the community's later
history that could be included, the
architect pointed out.
Swanson indicated she saw no rea-
son a Ruskin Historic District could
not be proposed eventually for state
and national registries.
In terms of economic benefit, the
architect said that historic districts
underpin heritage tourism and heri-
tage tourism continues to generate
high dollar business nationally and
in Florida. When a district becomes
a focal point for the traveling tour-
ist, not only do the stores and res-
taurants and hospitality facilities ex-
perience increased business, but the
heightened activity can lead to more
jobs, she noted. In addition, historic
districts serve communities on a
more focused scale, enabling fund-
raising home tours, for instance, she
said. What's more, historic districts
can play key roles in redevelopment
efforts, she added
"And, most Realtors say that many
property owners in a historic district
exhibit an enhanced pride of owner-
ship," Swanson said.
There's also another consideration
in connection with a Ruskin Historic
District, the architect allowed. Its
namesake, John Ruskin, an English
artist and critic, "is credited with es-
tablishing the basic theory of pres-
Swanson said she plans in forth-
coming weeks to contact home and
property owners in the pertinent
area to survey their interest in sup-
porting the historic district concept
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If a Ruskin Historic District were to be established, this structure
linked directly with the community's past is one of its architectural
monuments which would be included. Once the arts and drama
center of the first Ruskin College, founded in 1910 and a center-
piece in the cooperative community's life for the next nine years, the
now-restored two-story building is a private home owned by Conrad
Peterson. Peterson currently is planning a bed and breakfast along
with reception and seminar center for the site which also is a candi-
date for historic designation on the county level.
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The National Weather Service office in Ruskin celebrated 35 years
in the community with an open house on Saturday, March 6. The
weather service, operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week,
serves West Central and Southwest Florida with a variety of radio
broadcast and Internet products for the public and for private weath-
er services. "We're not in it for the spotlight," said Meteorologist-In-
Charge Brian LaMarre. "We are in it for public safety." The signature
doppler radar tower, at 750,000 watts and a 250 mile range, was in-
stalled at the 14th Avenue location in 1995. Top, meteorologist Jen-
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March artist of the
A life-long amusement with pencil
and paper was an early sign ofBeverly
Majewski's interest in art. She worked
as a tracer/detailer at General Electric
Company, and while it was a good
job, working on blueprints was not
her idea of art. So when she retired,
she decided to take lessons starting
with Herbie Rose, to be followed by
Linda Lucas, Jack Nolan, Anny Ab-
gott and Virginia Laudano.
While her preferred medium is
watercolor, she does sometimes
work in acrylics and does not hes-
itate to paint on any surface, be it
rocks, feathers or photo paper. Ma-
jewski is presently a member of both
the SCC and Kings Point Art Clubs.
She was awarded 2nd Place in the
Beginner Watercolor category at the
recent Art Club of Sun City Center's
annual Art Show. Her works will be
on display during March at SCC Li-
brary, SCC Chamber of Commerce,
Wells Fargo Advisors (formerly
Wachovia), Sun Trust Bank, A-1
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Bank, Welcome Center on Cherry
Hills Drive and in the showcase at
the front of the Art Room. News of
other Art Club activities can be found
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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.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
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.
FLATE (Florida Advanced Tech-
nological Education Center), the
National Science Foundation cen-
ter of excellence in high-tech man-
ufacturing located at Hillsborough
Community College in Brandon
will award $240,000 in grants to
support advanced manufacturing
programs in community colleges
In 2009 FLATE awarded $30,000
each to Brevard Community Col-
lege and Central Florida Com-
munity College. This year FLATE
awarded $30,000 to St. Petersburg
College, Hillsborough Commu-
nity College and the State College
Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive
director of FLATE said the grant
supports an important aspect of
technical education. It will "enable
students to engage in hands-on
activities with real industrial
tools." The grants will be awarded
over the current grant 3-year cycle,
and is part of an effort to support
community colleges that have
adopted the statewide Engineering
Technology (ET) degree created
First Add Equipment Grants
Brad Jenkins, program director
for the engineering technology
degree at St. Petersburg College
affirms "the lab component will
give students first-hand knowl-
edge and skills to operate equip-
ments that are used in real-world
Indeed the upgrade will have a
positive impact on students like
Alejandro Paradelo, a sophomore
enrolled in the ET program at
St. Petersburg College. "The lab
experience coincides with every-
thing I learnt in class, and sharpens
my understanding of circuitry and
electronics testing" Pardelo said.
The ET degree is a cohesive,
comprehensive program that
focuses on a set of core classes
that cover introductory computer-
aided drafting, electronics, instru-
mentation and testing, processes
and materials, quality and safety.
These core skills align with the
national Manufacturing Skill Stan-
dards Council (MSSC) Certified
Production Technician certifica-
tion. The ET Core coupled with a
second year degree specialization
prepares students for jobs in man-
ufacturing and high-technology
industries. Since its implementa-
tion in 2007, the degree has been
adopted by ten community col-
leges across Florida.
Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities
The Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1 st
St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly
The FOEAerie meet at7 p.m. the Istand3rd
Thursday of the month. The Ladies'Auxiliary
meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday
Bar Games at 3 p.m. Members and members ; E l
guests are welcomed.
Friday, March 12 Ladies' Auxiliary Dinner at 5 p.m. Feather
Your Nest game at 6 p.m. Members and members' guests are wel-
Saturday, March 13 Check at the club for more infortuaiton.
Sunday, March 14 -Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the
month at I p.m. Brunch by the Eagle Riders from I I a.m. to I p.m.
FeatherYour Nest game at 6 p.m. Members and members'guestes
Monday, March 15 Bingo at 6 p.m. Kitchen is open.Members
and members'guests are welcomed.
Tuesday, March 16 Bar Gaines at 6 p.m. Members and mem-
bers' guests are welcomed.
Wednesday, March 17 Check at the club for information for St.
Patricks Day dinner. Bingo at 6 p.m. Members and members'guests
For more information, call the club at 645-2922.
Ruskin Elementary receives money from
Community Foundation of SCC
Ruskin Elementary School Principal Donna Ippolito (right) and first
grade teacher Kelley Kudia accept a $5,104.20 check and plaque from
Bill Richards, Treasurer of the Community Foundation of Greater
Sun City Center. The funds, from the Hazel Bryson Fund within the
Foundation, supports the First Grade Take Home Materials Project.
Full Gospel group
The Full Gospel Business Men
and Ladies will meet from 2 to 4
p.m. on Saturday, March 20 in the
computer room at the South Shore
The speakerwillbe Charles Jime-
nez who will also lead some wor-
ship music. For more information,
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Students gain first-hand knowledge and skills about the latest in
technology using a hands-on-approach.
For more information about
FLATE's equipment grants con-
tact Dr. Marilyn Barger at (813)
259-657 Kii.,c- ui fl-,itc oi. or
FLATE is a National Science
Foundation Regional Center of
Excellence, committed to ensuring
Florida has a well prepared work-
force for advanced and emerging
technologies related to manufac-
turning. Created in 2004, FLATE is
one of 36 Advanced Technological
Education Centers in the United
States funded by the National
Science Foundation focused on
improving science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics
education and training to meet the
needs of American advanced tech-
For more information,
Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 Calendar
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919
Friday, March 12 7-11 p.m. Live Music with Calvin O
Saturday, March 13 7-11 p.m. Support your State Party
Wear a shirt to represent your home state
Cake Walk, Prizes, Games
Wednesday, March 17 5-7 p.m. St. Patrick's Corned Beef Dinner
7-11 p.m. Music, Games, Prizes
Friday, March 19 7-11 p.m. Live Music with Charlie Burns
Saturday, March 20 Noon -2 p.m. Moose Legion Picnic
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim
Friday, March 26 7-11 p.m. Live Music with Double Shot
Saturday, March 27 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim
Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Spaghetti Dinners, followed by
Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings (the best I've every had)
Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry
(beer batter, fried or baked)
Every Saturday night Karaoke by Kim
Every Sunday Noon to 3 p.m. Tacos
All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guest.
Ruskin VFW Post #6287
Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
Thursday, March 11 Kitchen
open from 5 to 8 p.m. Bar Bingo
at 6 p.m.
Friday, March 12 Fish Fry
from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Karaoke Contest
from 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 -Turkey
Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Juanita Cancer
Party from 4:30 p.m. til ??.
Sunday, March 14- Texas Hold 'em at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole at
Monday, March 15- Cribbage at 1 p.m. Wii Games at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16- Euchre at 1 p.m. Games in lounge from 2 to
5 p.m. Kitchen open. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17- St. Paddy's Dinner ($7) from 4 to 6 p.m.
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Physicians hit again this time with Medicare cuts
My hour-long conversation
March 1st with Dr. Robert Betzu
of Bay Area Cardiology laid the
groundwork for some Internet
checking and telephone calls later
last week that, as of this moment,
I find almost too disconcerting to
I've been writing about prob-
lems in our health care system for
several years now, but mostly from
the standpoint of patient access
and the inability of many to pur-
chase insurance and/or proper
My conversation with Bob
(which is what Dr. Betzu says he
likes to be called) took a complete-
ly different turn. It reminded me of
a discussion I'd had with Dr. Eli
Lerner a local surgeon about
15 years ago when the "DRG" (di-
agnosis related group) system of
physician and hospital payments
was first enacted.
Back then, doctors were upset
because the legislature's initiating
of the DRGs meant that if Patient
A and Patient B both received the
same diagnosis, they would be paid
the same amount by the insurance
companies whether Patient A had
complications (and cost thousands
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of dollars to treat) and Patient B's "For just one example, we could
procedure went as smoothly as do things like stress tests in the
pudding down a duck's throat. In office instead of the hospital
short: If $100,000 is spent 0 for less than half the cost,"
on Pa- ~Bob said.
tient A and "Patients
$30,000 on Patient B both end up paying way more than
with the same diagnostic code they should because of it."
the treating physician (physicians People without insurance often
or hospitals) will receive the same end up with higher bills because
amount for both. If it costs them deals are cut with insurance com-
more than that well, they just panies, he explained, because phy-
have to make the difference up sicians cannot make up the differ-
somewhere else. As of March 1, ence. "But no one is allowed to
physicians, especially specialists, negotiate with Medicare," he said.
have another serious problem with "So what choices do we have? To
reimbursements. Medicare has cut move out of states like Florida,
them 21 percent, and Bob says Texas, Arizona and California
other insurers will follow just as where there are a lot of older resi-
they always do. dents and therefore a higher
"Medicare is always the driver," percentage of Medicare patients-
he said. "When it changes policy, or stop taking Medicare."
all the other insurers follow suit." Cardiologists have been writing
Because doctors' expenses have to Congressmen and Senators try-
risen so much, this 21 percent cut ing to make their voices heard. Ac-
has them pretty upset. They're cording to the American College
angry about the need to practice of Cardiology there is a national
defensive medicine (often result- shortage of cardiologists that is
ing in having many unnecessary getting worse every year. It takes 7
diagnostic tests) because of frivo- to 9 years longer for this specialty
lous lawsuits and high malpractice to train after getting out of regular
rates, medical school. Besides this, they
Malpractice insurance that used work an average of 70 to 80 hours
to cost physicians $3,000 and a week.
$4,000 a year now runs into the Also according to printed ma-
hundreds of thousands annually, trial supplied by the American
especially in the spheres of cardi- College of Cardiology, in Florida,
ology, gynecology and oncology there are about 950 fulltime prac-
where mortality (by the very na- ticing cardiologists with 43 per-
ture of the work) is higher than in cent of them over 58 years old,
other specialties. while chest pain is the number one
As for defensive medicine, Bob cause of ER visits and cardiovas-
says many tests are performed cular care accounts for about 43.6
that really don't need to be just to percent of health care costs.
cover the doctors, medical groups, "Despite our best efforts, Con-
clinics and hospitals in case of gress has continued to ignore our
lawsuits, efforts at tort reform and won't ac-
knowledge the costs of defensive
medicine," he said. "We want a seat
S Apolo Beach at the table. The system shouldn't
r Ruskin, hSunC in urgency
eneRusk, Sn CS s be 'reformed' by bureaucrats who
Fully never sit by a patient's bedside.
EI J 'Insured Medicine should be between the
Bonded doctor and the patient, not bureau-
SSpecialist Se Habla EspaoIl crats, the government and insur-
ngine Diagnostic 8 e Habla cspahol
gne --ance companies."
SPECIAL OIL CHA NGE Bob asserts that the recent cuts
70 i60$ 95 light in payments to cardiologists will
ars Cyl. Cyhrus._-- trucks- j eventually cause many doctors to
Rui Eleave the state which will leave pa-
tients backed up where ever they
Something tells me this is only
the tip of a larger iceberg.
*Perhaps you have something
you'd like to share. Or maybe you'd
rather tell the community about your
favorite charity or cause: or sound
off about something you think needs
change. That's what "Over Coffee"
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whether we actually drink any cof-
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It's what you have to say that's im-
portant. E-mail me any time at pen-
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a meeting place. No matter what's
going on, I'm usually available to
share just one more cup.
Gibsonton woman killed in SCC crash
Gloria Chamberlain, 61, of Gib-
sonton was killed Friday in a traffic
accident on Cypress Village Blvd.
and 19th Avenue near Sun City
Center. Also involved in the crash
was 17-year-old Auston Guynn of
Wimauma. Guynn sustained only
According to the Hillsborough
County Sheriff's Office, Cham-
berlain was driving a 2008 Suzuki
Forenza north bound on Cypress
Village Blvd., making a left turn
on to 19th Ave. As she made the
turn she apparently failed to see
the eastbound 2005 Dodge pick-
up driven by Guynn. The Dodge
struck the Forenza on the driver's
side; Ms. Chamberlain died at the
No charges have been filed at
FWC busts black-market shrimp dealer
The black-market connection to the
sale of stolen shrimp in Lee County
got a little smaller Thursday, thanks
to an undercover bust by Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) investigators.
Shortly after noon, John Anthony
Staniewicz Jr. of Fort Myers Beach,
was arrested by FWC law enforce-
ment officers on a second-degree
felony charge for dealing in stolen
property and a second-degree misde-
meanor charge of buying and selling
saltwater products without a whole-
sale dealer's license.
Fish-house business owners in
Lee County who own shrimp boats
complained to FWC investigators
that they were losing about $250,000
a year as a result of theft. The com-
plaint suggested that middlemen
were buying shrimp stolen by un-
scrupulous boat crews employed to
run the businesses' fishing vessels.
In the past, FWC undercover inves-
tigators have targeted boat crews for
this illegal practice. This time, FWC
investigators targeted a suspected
Robert W Balmsworth, who
bought shrimp from Staniewicz, was
issued a summons for not having a
wholesale dealer's license. Balms-
worth told investigators he was go-
ing to sell the shrimp to people in his
"The commercial fishing business
is tough enough without having to
deal with theft issues," said Lt. Steve
Mevers, lead investigator for the
FWC. "In addition, this product was
not stored or handled according to
state law, and with that come signifi-
cant health risks to the public."
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Collins Elementary honors February Character Students
These students are sponsored by MiMi's Caf6, Casper's McDonalds, and Chic-Filet. The character they rep-
resent is perseverance. The outstanding students are: Lola Atkinson, Madelin Bruce, Mia Cervetti, Thao Chau,
Julianna Dargie, Ashleigh Denney, Sofia Distefano, Brandon Elders, Dylan Evans, Jania Ferguson, Hunter
Harrison, Isabella Herrera, Avery Hippard, Renetrice Jacobs, Aaron Jones, Ariana Keister, Hayleigh Kittel,
Kara Lucardie, Megan Maurer, Jediah Mentore, Lucas Morgan, Grizzly Muniz, Dylan Niner, Adrian Perez,
Nick Perez, Jasmine Puig, Iziah Quarles, Brian Quigley, Braham Raso, Giovanni Ramirez, Michael Rivera,
Tyrone Roberts, Joshua Rowe, Zachary Shavinore, Aiden Simmons, Abigal Spano, Brianna Then, Lyndajzha
Thomas, Rochelle Thomas, Diego Torres, Julie Tran, Christopher Vails, Jonathon Villazon, Katerina Wentzell,
Sarah Westcott, Shane Williams, Kevin Yambo, and SanJuana Zertuche,
Guest golf tournament
set for March 26
SCC Women's Golf Association
plans member guest golf tourna-
The Tournament is on March 26
at the Sandpiper Golf Course, Sun
City Center. The theme for the
event is Swing into Spring. All
members of WGA golf associa-
tion are encouraged to sign up and
bring their guest for a day of fun.
The SCC WGA 9 hole
League played Feb 25
Game: Tee to Green.
Winners were Jan Churchill and
Jeanne Nenarella, tied for first
place with a score of 17.
Oscar is no grouch! He is a
sweet black and white male do-
mestic short hair. Now that he is
old enough, he is anxiously wait-
ing to go to his forever home.
Oscar quietly looks at you with
his big eyes. We wonder what
he is thinking. If you speak "Os-
car", please come to the shelter
and be his translator. Although,
he is probably saying, "Pick me!
Oscar will be neutered, micro-
chipped, and brought current
on his shots as part of his adop-
tion. C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to
3 PM on Tues. Sat. For direc-
tions visit www.CareShelter.org
or call 813-645-2273.
Brutus is a spunky male Black
and Tan Coonhound. He was
born at the shelter along with his
seven brothers and sisters. Bru-
tus loves to run and play with his
mom (Dixie) and the other pups
at the shelter. He is learning to
walk on a leash and to sit on
command. Brutus is best suited
for a home with a back yard. He
will be approximately 50-701bs
when he is all grown up. As part
of his adoption, he will be neu-
tered and microchipped. He is
current on his vaccinations.
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MARCH 11, 2010
Penny Fletcher Photo
Jean Stellato says she enjoys teaching nursing students because it
gives her a chance to make a real difference in their lives, helping
them achieve a career of purpose and dedication.
Nichole Sutphen Photo
Competition was stiff for the first class of nursing students at Hillsborough Community College and the
class is filled with a diverse cross-section of people from all walks of life.
associate's degree so they would be
eligible to take the Florida exam to
practice as a Registered Nurse.
Some say they will continue with
their studies after that, going for
higher degrees so they can eventu-
ally teach, or go into health care ad-
ministration. Others said getting to
work one-on-one with patients as an
RN was their ultimate goal.
Their instructor, Jean Stellato,
moved to Florida specifically to
teach at the new campus, and so she
could be near her mother-in-law,
Suzanne Boothe, a long-time resi-
dent of Sun City Center.
Jean's background in nursing
includes working as a staff nurse,
clinical director, head nurse in an
open heart surgery operating center,
and a director of nursing. She's also
taught at both Messiah College in
Grantham, Penn and Penn State.
She has more training and de-
grees than it is possible to list in
a paragraph but the thing that im-
pressed me most is how she obvi-
ously enjoys passing her knowl-
edge on to others.
"I've loved being a nurse my
whole life. It's all about touching
people's lives. Teaching enables me
to help others to do that too, to help
them impact lives as well as achieve
their own dream," she said.
And the need for nurses isn't go-
ing away anytime soon. Projections
are good for the next 20 years be-
cause of the millions of baby boom-
ers now turning 65.
The nursing course now being
offered in Ruskin was previously
taught at the Dale Mabry and Plant
City campuses but not in Brandon,
Jean told me. It is a two-year pro-
gram where students have class
time, lab time and (beginning in
their third week of study) super-
vised patient care hours.
The lab they work in (at the col-
lege) is fully equipped with a man-
nequin that can be ventilated; cathe-
terized; have his "blood" withdrawn;
syringes injected; and any other
procedure done so students can get
a feel for it before they start practic-
ing taking each other's blood pres-
sure and giving each other shots.
Their supervised patient care
hours are taking place at South Bay
Hospital, Jean said.
The college is also working in
conjunction with Lennard High
School so that Lennard's first LPN
(Licensed Practical Nursing) class
will graduate just about the time the
current HCC students are ready to
take their state exam. "Some of the
LPNs will go straight to work but
others will want to go on and be-
come RNs," Jean said. "And we're
working with other schools and with
the community as well."
The prerequisites for entrance take
21 class hours of training, which
can be obtained at the Ruskin cam-
pus, she said. "But the competition
is stiff. We must take only the top
While there, four students were
good enough to let me interrupt
their busy schedules and come out
for an interview: Elizabeth Ger-
lach, Jocelyn Possehl, Dave Miller
and Ruby Savala.
I asked them about their back-
grounds and their hopes for the
Dave, who had previously been
in the Army, came to this area to
help care for an ailing father who
moved to Florida for the warmer
climate. "I just wanted to do some-
thing completely different from
what I did before," he said, refer-
ring to his career in the military
Jocelyn, who is originally from
Maryland, moved to Florida in 1996
to attend Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity in Ft. Myers. She ended up mar-
rying, having three children, work-
ing for the Child Abuse Council and
teaching childbirth education and
lactation (breastfeeding) methods.
She already has a degree in social
work, and continues to work part-
time while attending school. She
says her goal is to work in a hospi-
tal but admitted that eventually she
might choose to continue her medi-
Jean says it is possible to go on
from Registered Nursing and get
master's and even doctorate degrees
so nurses can teach and head up
nursing staffs. Some may eventually
become Nurse Practitioners which
means they are able to see patients
and write prescriptions in clinics
where doctors are employed.
Ruby, an East Bay High School
graduate in 2005, already works
with patients at a local assisted liv-
ing complex as a Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA). "At first I wanted
to be a medical tech of some kind- I
was considering something like ul-
trasound- but when I got my CNA
license I enjoyed patient care so
much I decided to go into nursing,"
Meanwhile, Elizabeth has had
several jobs, mostly in retail sales,
and has recently moved back in with
her parents so she can concentrate
on her studies. "My mom is a nurse
practitioner and instructor so I've
been around this kind of thing my
whole life," she said. She said she
thinks her work with the public in
retail was good training for working
All those I interviewed said they
wanted to help others while becom-
ing involved in a career where there
would be jobs available, even in an
"I have several students who
have baccalaureate degrees in other
fields," Jean told me. "But they've
chosen to come into nursing. I think
some of it has to do with the econo-
my and the job climate. We'll always
need health care professionals. But
mostly my students are dedicated to
becoming nurses because they want
to affect people's lives."
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Meet the February Terrific Kids at Collins Elementary School
Terrific Kids is sponsored by the S.C.C. Kiwanis Club, Casper's McDonalds, Ruby Tuesday, and Sweet-
bay. The February Terrific Kids are: Erianne Aberin, Xzavier Bergan, Kerrigan Blakemore, Adrian Broco,
Austin Buelna, Madison Carney, Micah Covatch, Matthew Doll, Aiden Fiske, Isabelle Gonzalez, Grace Har-
rison, Brendon Herrick, Jordan Johnston, Ronnie King, Gabi Knight, Joniyah Lonon, Madilyn McMillan,
Brynn McQueen, Camila Meiggs, Neil Mejia, Josiah Mentore, Katherine Nelson, Madison Padilla, Angela
Pero, Jennifer Pineiro, Brien Piske, Chris Plaza, Cassiel Ramos, Jaylen Reed, Ginamarie Rescigno, Corey
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Tournament. March 3. Low Gross/LowNet
PearAshe 1st Low Gross 90
Mary Lou Underwood 1st LowNet 73
Jan Harding 1st Low Gross 98
Maryanne Starrett 1st Low Net 74
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the MOAA president, Major Kirk Faryniasz and on the right is Major
Colonel Jon Cully addresses MOAA
Colonel John Cully, USA (Ret), was the guest speaker for the March
meeting of the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Officers Associa-
tion of America. The meeting was held in the Florida Room at the SCC
Atrium on March 3.
Colonel Cully served 27 years on active duty in the US Army as a he-
licopter pilot and intelligence officer. He served with the 101st Airborne
Division in Vietnam. In 1980, he branch transferred to Military Intel-
ligence. During his last 17 years of active duty, he led special mission
units commanding at the battalion and brigade levels.
In 1996, Cully retired from active duty joining with Resort Condo-
miniums International as National Vice President. In 2000, he founded
the Government and Armed Forces Travel Cooperative and later joined
International Cruise and Excursions as VP of Government Sales. He ad-
vised the MOAA members of the various benefits and opportunities that
are available to them through the Armed Forces Travel Cooperative.
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Fishing is best in the afternoon
The old cliche: "The early bird
catches the worm," may not be true
his week. It will be better fishing
if you wait until the afternoon to
give the water a chance to warm
up; then the action will begin.
With water temps below 60 de-
grees for several weeks the fish
have been sleeping in warm pro-
tective places. Some are in deep
holes, while others have moved to
We have experienced winds
blowing up to 30 miles a hour. The
fish in our waterways are not use
to this type of weather. It might
take a day or so for them to come
alive and give the angler some ac-
Fishing hasn't stopped during
the cold weather. I have had many
reports of catches from those who
have braved the weather.
There are anglers who fish only
for snook, but the season did not
open this month and because of the
cold weather fish kill will not open
until September. However, the
snook angler is out there making
catches and releasing them. One
angler said he has seen schools of
Redfish are out there waiting for
you to feed them. They are search-
ing for food in the grassy flats.
They seem to tolerate the wind and
cold weather very well.
The amazing sheepshead, loves
the cold weather or you might say
any kind of weather.Even in the
rain sheepshead have been caught.
This fish is known to be the least
attractive fish in the water, but is
an excellent tablefare. It has black
and white stripes and often called
the prison fish. It is boney, it has
sharp fins and is hard to catch. It
is a difficult job to set a hook in its
boney mouth.This fish has snow
white meat and is a favorite of
many. Don't throw this fish away
if it measures 12 inches or more be-
cause it is a legal catch.
A fish dinner may be simple or
exotic depending on your occasion
Fish is nutritious and very low
in calories. If you choose to broil
the fish, place it no more than four
inches from the heat source.To mi-
crowave use the formula 3 minutes
per pound for your cooking time.
Pan frying use a quarter inch of
unsaturated hot oil.
Baked fish will be dry if you
don't cover it with a sauce. Bake
at 450 degrees for ten minutes per
one inch thickness.
For those watching their diet,
poach your fish in wine, water, or
milk. Season according to which
liquid you use. Cover your fish
and be sure the cover fits tightly
so your fish slowly simmers. It is
done when flaky. Frozen seafood
should not be kept for more than
three months. After defrosting,
cook within two days.
If you choose to store fish in the
freezer, use moisture proof wrap-
pers. Good frozen fish has no crys-
tals, no freezer burs and should
not show a partial thaw.
If fresh seafood is not available,
buy canned sardines, oysters, tuna,
salmon,shrimp or mackerel.
Seafood is easy to chew and di-
gest. It is a great source of vita-
mins and minerals, low in calories
and naturally low in sodium.
It is suggested we eat seafood
three times a week. So with warm-
er weather on the horizon be sure
and take advantage of our great,
backyard waterways and save on
your grocery bill by catching your
own seafood dinner.
As the weather improves many
boaters will be in the water, be
kind, be safe, and enjoy fishing.
Spring Dinner Dance is planned
The New York Club is hosting a Spring Dinner Dance on April 8 from
5 to 9 p.m. at the Borini Theater, Kings Point. The food is catered by
Banquet Masters. There will be an appetizer table, carving board with
Tennessee baked ham, chicken teriyaki, spinach and mushroom lasagna,
fresh garden vegetables and potatoes, rolls and butter, coffee, iced tea
and dessert, BYOB.
Music will be provided by Nick at Night. The cost for paid up mem-
bers is $15 and $22.50 for non members. There are tables for 8
Call Frank Gatto for information, 633-8942 or send money to Frank
Gatto, 1925 New Bedford Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Must RSVP by March 30. No walk-ins accepted.
Lou Tovey, left, VP of SCC Men's Club Lifeline Services presents
an incentive check for $2,500 from Phillips Lifeline to Al Andersen,
Treasurer, and Men's Club President, Peter Walker. The incentive
award was for an increase in production during 2009 by SCC Life-
SCC Men's Club provides Lifeline
Lifeline is the priority service project for the Men's Club and currently
has over 800 clients in Sun City Center and Kings Point. Men's Club
members are volunteer installers of the equipment and also are on call
should clients have any problems with the system.
Men's Club membership is open to SCC and Kings Point residents.
Call Jerry Mahoney at 633-2879 for information.
For information about Lifeline call 813-633-7091.
Bible is displayed
A copy of a George Washington Masonic Memorial Bicentenary Bible
(1732-1932) was displayed at the Sun City Center Scottish Rite Club
luncheon honoring the birthday of George Washington.
This bible, published in 1932 as a synoptical history of the honors and
actitivites of George Washington as a Master Mason and designed and
executed as a memorial in commemoration of the two hundredth birth-
day of the father of our country and illustrious Master Mason.
The legendary Johnny Thunder is a past member of The Inkspots and
The Drifters. He'll perform Friday, March 26, from 7-10 pm, Commu-
nity Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Open to public.
Tickets are on sale at Community Assn., 1006 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.,
Monday through Friday from 9-noon.
For information call Judy 642-2001.
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12 4:30 p.m.
13 3:30 p.m.
16 10:05 a.m.
17 10:05 a.m.
Excel II: Formatting
Teen Tech Week
Game Zone Tournament
18 12:15 p.m. Excel III: Performing Calculations
2 p.m. Book Discussion: Practical Magic
by Alice Hoffman
4 p.m. Wii Gaming For Seniors
7 p.m. Bedtime Stories
19 3 p.m.
Chick Flick Friday
24 10:05 a.m.
25 12:15 p.m. Excel: Data Entry and
5:30 p.m. Teen Chess Club
7 p.m. Bedtime Stories
31 10:05 a.m.
Puppet Show Event:
"Little Red Riding Hood"
E-mail: Open an
20 10:30 a.m. Expressive Artists Art Class
22 7 p.m.
23 10:05 a.m.
Teen Advisory Board
27 1 p.m.
29 5 p.m.
30 10:05 a.m.
Presentation: Want to Be
More Happy and Fulfilled?
II, r I II '~~~
11 10 a.m.
17 10:30 a.m.
18 10 a.m.
Master Gardeners: Orchid Basics
24 10:30 a.m. Story Time
25 10 a.m.
30 6 p.m.
Word I: Introduction
Schedule of March Events
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16 10:15 a.m.
17 2 p.m.
18 3 p.m.
19 3 p.m.
23 10:15 a.m.
24 5:45 p.m.
25 3 p.m.
26 3 p.m.
30 10:15 a.m.
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Craigslist: Listing & Selling
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Book Discussion: People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
eBay: Helpful Tips
eBay: Selling Tips
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Publisher: Formatting Techniques
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Email: Attachments and Address Books
Schedule of March Events
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Kick up your
The Sun City Center Swingers
Square Dance Club will celebrate
the great month of March with a
special "March Madness" plus/
mainstream square dance on Fri-
day Night March 12. Dancers are
urged to wear Caps/Sweatshirts of
their favorite Team. Club members
will provide popular TV snacks
and beverages for the dancers to
enjoy. Join them for a great fun
night of dancing along with deli-
These special dances, along
with the club's regular Friday
plus dances, are held in the SCC
Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble
Beach Blvd. Pre-Rounds 7 7:30
pm. Plus dance with rounds 7:30
to 9:30 pm. Van Coble calls and
Pat Hagen cues.
A mainstream and plus class is
held every Tuesday in the SCC
Community Hall. Mainstream is
from 6:30 to 8 pm and plus from 8
to 9 pm. Van Coble is the instruc-
The club will perform a square
dance demonstration at the SCC
Fun Fest on March 20.
There will not be a dance on Fri-
day, March 26.
For information call Gail at 633-
1297 or Sue at 633-8780.
(NAPSA) Acupressure bands
can help reduce nausea in children,
according to a recent study by the
Wake Forest University School of
The study, which focused on
cancer patients ages 5 to 19, mea-
sured the effects of Sea-Bands
elastic bands when worn to de-
crease the nausea generally expe-
rienced after chemotherapy treat-
ment. The bands apply pressure
to acupressure points on the wrist
and provide an easy-to-use alter-
native for children who are scared
of the needles used in traditional
The majority of patients (89-95
percent) reported that their expec-
tations of nausea relief were met
or exceeded. Half of the patients
planned to use the bands in the fu-
ture and two-thirds said they would
recommend the bands to others.
The bands are used as a drug-free
way to provide relief from travel
sickness and morning sickness.
Sea-Bands are available in all ma-
jor drugstores. For more informa-
tion, visit www.sea-band.com.
Men's Club Elects
Officers for 2010
The SCC Men's Club's new
officers are: back row Jerry
Mahoney, Jack Fischer, Gary
Geers, Jay Sparkman, Da-
vid Houck, Al Andersen, Don
Koester. Front row: Dick Grove,
Terry Parker, Lou Tovey, Presi-
dent Peter Walker, and Rich-
ard Schaffer. Missing Gary
Kaukonen and Frank Hostetter.
Wearing a simple elastic band
around the wrist has been shown
to reduce nausea in children.
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Friday March 12
More than 115 dealers from the
U.S. and Europe will gather at the
Coliseum in St. Pete (535 Fourth
Ave.) for the Florida Antiquarian
Book Fair to sell rare and out-of-
print books, first editions, fine bind-
ings, paper collectibles and more.
Free book appraisals in lobby (1-4
p.m. March 14 only). Benefits St.
Petersburg Public Library. Admis-
sion is $10 Fri. (good for all days),
$6 Sat.-Sun., 12 and younger/stu-
dents with I.D. free. For more infor-
mation call (727) 234-7759 or visit
The 10th Annual Cajun Zydeco
Crawfish Festival will take place
at Vmoy Park located at Fifth Av-
enue NE and North Shore Drive in
St. Pete March 12-14. There will
be over 10,000 pounds of crawfish
and other Creole and Cajun food
specialties. The festival will have
live music by the Porch Dogs; Geno
Delafose and French Rockin' Boo-
gie; Don Fontenot and Les Amis De
La Louisiane; Devin Naquin and the
Ossun Playboys; Lost
Bayou Ramblers; and
SSame Old Two-Step.
There'll also be craw-
fish races, crawfish
eating contests, bead
throwing, dance con-
tests, arts and crafts
and kids activities.
Admission is $12 on
Friday and Sunday,
$15 on Saturday or
$35 for all three days.
For more information
call (727) 892-5798
or visit cajunconnection.org.
Test your athletic skills in one of
the most beautiful natural environ-
ments in Hillsborough County at the
6th Annual Squiggy Classic, sched-
uled Friday, March 12 through Sun-
day, March 14 at Wilderness Park lo-
cated at 14302 Morris Bridge Road
in Thonotosassa. The three-day fit-
ness festival is a fun-filled weekend
for active outdoor enthusiasts that
includes trail runs, mountain bike
races, road cycling events, adven-
ture races, inline skating and a night
canoe paddle. Entry fees vary per
event. Call (813) 987-6211 or visit
www.squiggyclassic.org for event
schedules and registration informa-
tion. Pre-register by Feb. 28.
Saturday March 13
Now in its 17th year, the Apollo
Beach Manatee Festival of theArts
celebrates artists and crafters Sat-
urday and Sunday with a juried art/
craft show, variety of entertainment,
and culinary art demonstrations and
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place at the South Shore Community
Events Center located at 302 Noo-
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The Grammy Award winning mu-
sic artist, MichaelBuble, brings his
Crazy Love Tour to the bay area.
He has been called "one of the
most likable performers on earth,
Buble is touring in support of his
current album, "Crazy Love." In -
addition to his own hits, includ- -
ing "Home", "Everything" and
"Haven't Met You Yet", Buble
also lends his style to classics .
such as "Cry Me a River" and .
"Stardust" and "You're No-
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Sunday the Tampa Bay Boat Show seniors.
will fill Tropicana Field located at 3pmand
1 Stadium Dr. in St. Pete with new
boats and watercrafts, plus related
products and accessories and tips
from the area's top fishing guides.
Admission is free. For more infor-
mation call (727) 893-8523 or visit
Cirque de Soleilcreator Normand
Latourelle brings the show Cavalia visit ca
to the Tampa Bay area. This Ci rue
$20 at the gate, $5 ages 4-12 ad-
vance, $10 ages 4-12 at the
gate. The Space Coast Regional
Airport is located at At U.S. 1 and
Route 405 in Titusville. For more
information call (321) 268-1941.
Sunday March 15
Create your own masterpiece at
For the Love of Art Chalk Walk! Art-
ists ages 3 and up are given a box of
chalk and a piece of sidewalk to draw
on! Lots of fun for the family with
activities, demonstrations, balloon
animals, magician, face painting and
live entertainment at Center Place (
619 Vonderburg Drive near Brandon
Library). For more information call
(813) 685-8888. Event is free.
The Strawberry Festival's final
kicks ends with a concert by South-
ern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd
at 7:30pm. The concert is at the fes-
tival grounds (2202 W Reynolds St.)
Ticket prices range from $25-$30.
For more information or to purchase
tickets visit http://flstrawbenyfesti-
All Bay Insurance Group wins premier
service agency award
Two years ago, Allstate Insurance introduced an award to specifically
recognize its top agencies in terms of Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty.
To accomplish this task, surveys are sent to the customers of each agency
requesting feedback on the level of service provided by that agency in
the past year. Based on feedback from their customers, All Bay Insur-
ance Group has been awarded the Premier Service Agency award each
of the past two years. "I am tremendously excited to have received this
award for a second year," says Joel Meek, owner of All Bay Insurance
Group. "We have exceptional customers, and I am truly blessed to have
a wonderful team that provides the level of service our customers have
grown to expect. It's one thing to sell someone an insurance policy,
but it is a completely different thing to provide real protection that will
give someone peace of mind.. .and that is what this award is all about."
Fewer than 1 out of 10 agencies in the greater Tampa Bay area received
this award in 2008, with an even smaller number having accomplished
this two consecutive years.
All Bay Insurance Group opened its first office in Riverview in 2006
and its second office in Apollo Beach in 2009. The agency remains an
active member of three local Chambers of Commerce, and Joel also
serves as an ambassador and as the VP of Economic Development with
the Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber Board of Directors. All Bay Insurance
canbe reached by phone (813-677-1121) orby stopping by either of their
offices: 11345 Big Bend Rd, Riverview FL or 101 Flamingo Dr, Apollo
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Golf Scores Hogans
Golf Club Saturday,
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1st : Fred Mayes, 8 skins
2nd : five-way tie @ 4 skins
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at Interstate 4 at U.S. 301
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ace this weekend at the Space
regional Airport in Titusville,
is show includes modem
fly bys and demos, strafing
Itage warbirds and static dis-
og fights, vintage car show
ht line. This year honors the
n era and benefits Valiant Air
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One performance only
Riverview United Methodist Church is pleased to present a Passion
Play on Good (Holy) Friday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctu-
ary located at 8002 US Hwy 301
The final few days of Jesus' life
is the centerpiece of the Christian Good(Holy) Fri
faith. The events of the Passion Ap 2010
answer the question, "To what re i.ion
lengths would God go to make real
his love and forgiveness to all his .,-
One performance only! Everyone
is welcome. There is no charge to attend this event. Arrive by 7:00 p.m.
SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Ed Necco, retired professor with BA & MS degrees from Indiana Uni-
versity and Doctorate from U of VA, will speak March 11 on his own
reactions to religion and view points on writings that have influenced
his thinking. Ed is a Unitarian, Secular Humanist and Atheist. He has
taught, done training and consulted in the field of Behavioral Disorders
in children for over fifty years. Ed and his family operate a five-state
childcare agency with over 1,000 children in care. These children are
typically neglected, abused or emotionally disturbed/behaviorally dis-
In addition to the above activities Ed has given a fair amount of pub-
lic presentations on a wide range of topics-anywhere from Stephen Jay
Gould, John Stewart Mill, and Oscar Wilde to Secular Humanism & the
Cosmos-plus many more.
Aileen Vincent-Barwood, newest member of the Fellowship, will pres-
ent a program on March 18 titled "What Happens When Science Talks
To Religion. Coffee and conversation 7:00pm, in the Social Hall at 1115
Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center. The program begins at 7:30. Vis-
itors are welcome. For information call 813-633-2349.
Catholic Women to I know my
The Council of Catholic Women
of Prince of Peace Catholic Church
will hold their final meeting for the
year 2009-2010. They will meet
following the 8:00 am Mass and
Devotion on Wednesday, April 7.
The meeting will be held in
Conesa Center and feature the Liv-
ing Rosary. They will also discuss
in summary what transpired this
past year and goals for next year
will be explored. All women of
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
are invited to attend.
Requiem Mass to
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Sun City Center is presenting
the premiere choral performance
of a beautiful Requiem Mass writ-
ten by Mark Winchester March 21
at 4 p.m.
This ancient and liturgical Latin
text has been set to music by many
composers from the Middle Ages
to the present time. Its text is from
the Mass of the Dead. This opus is
written, directed and accompanied
by Winchester, who is the music
director at Prince of Peace.
Reserve Sunday, March 21 at 4
p.m. for an inspiring musical ex-
Spend a great afternoon with
Sarah Rausch, PhD, LP, and Di-
rector of Integrative Medicine at
Moffitt Cancer Center. The topic
will be "The mind, body connet-
ion, good medicine."
The group meets at the United
Community Church, 1501 La Jolla
Avenue, Sun City Center, on Fri-
day, March 12 from 1:00 3:00
For additional information con-
tact Meeting Facilitator, Hazel
Martin at 813-642-9020.
The Trinity Baptist Church choir
will present an Easter Cantata, "I
Know My Redeemer Lives!" dur-
ing the evening worship service at
6:00 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March
28 at 702 Del Webb Blvd West,
Sun City Center.
Admission is free. For more in-
formation, call the church at 634-
Friendship Baptist Church on 1511 El Rancho Dr. in Sun City Cen-
ter has orchestrated a March Revival beginning Saturday, March 19 and
concluding on Monday, March 21.
In addition to testimonies and music from the church's own praise
team, the male quartet "Peace River" will perform along with the Echoes
Speakers include Tom Biles, former Director of Southern Baptist Con-
vention; Jeff Holly, education director and Othoniel Valdes, church plan-
An upcoming event for Friendship Baptist is the Sun City Center Fun
Fest on March 20. They will be giving away a free bottle of water to
soothe your thirst and feed your soul. At the end of the month, on March
27 the church's free monthly film with traditional movie refreshments
will start at 5p.m.
For information on the revival, church events or the Fun Fest call 813-
Ruskin United Methodist Church
sponsors concert for cans
The Ruskin United Methodist Church will be presenting a Concert for
Cans on Sunday, March 14, at 2 pm. Admission is $5 plus an item of
non-perishable food. All food collected will be donated to the Commu-
nity Cupboard which is sponsored by the Calvary Lutheran Church in
Apollo Beach. As such, the donations go back into the community.
The star performer will be Jeremy Silverman. He will present a variety
of music, both vocal and piano. In addition to collecting the food for
the local food cupboard, they will be dedicating the new keyboard at
Plan to come and enjoy the afternoon with some great entertainment
and support a good cause at the same time. RUMC is located at 105
4th Avenue NW, Ruskin. Questions can be directed to the church office
(813-645-1241) between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm Monday- Thursday.
Create a Life of Joy
Create a Life of Joy will be covered from a Christian\ Spiritual point of
view at a women's retreat Saturday, March 27, at Day Spring Episcopal
Conference Center in Ellenton, from 9 am to 5 pm. Car pools will be
arranged from Sun City Center.
Participants will discuss the power of their God-given potential and
spiritual gifts, discover more of their purpose on this earth, learn to align
themselves with the rhythm of the universe, set intentions for the best
year of their life, and simply enjoy the peace and healing of the beautiful
The day is sponsored by Unity Community of Joy and is open to all
women interested. Registration is required. The cost, which includes
lunch, is $30 for members of the congregation and $40 for community
friends. This is the second annual women's retreat and promises to be
fulfilling in several ways. Feel renewed, refreshed and purposeful. For
more information call Betty Martin-Lewis at 813-298-7745.
s CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. Big Bend Rd
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(acrossfromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April ............................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School.......................9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School ........................................... 10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ......................................... 5 PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday....................................1-4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
FfRST BAPTIST CHURCH
820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
-r A www.fbcruskin.org
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. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana............................................7:00 p.m GRADE
MARCH 11, 2010
visits Sun City
Cecil Martin and his wife will be
serving the Sun City Center con-
gregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
the week of March 16-21.
Each week, the Martins visit one
of the 22 congregations in their
'circuit,' a group of witness con-
gregations in the Sun City Center,
Ruskin, Palmetto, Bradenton and
Sarasota areas. Under the direction
of the world headquarters in NY,
these traveling overseers assist
each congregation by providing
training and encouragement to in-
dividuals and to the congregation
as a whole.
Martin will oversee the min-
istry development classes Tues-
day, March 16 starting at 7:30pm
and the congregation Bible study
Thursday, March 18 at 7:30pm.
Saturday, March 20 at 1:30pm he
will give a Bible lecture with the
theme "What God's Kingdom Is
Doing for Us Now." This will be
followed by the regular congrega-
tion Bible study of the lesson out-
lined in the Watchtower; that week
the theme is "Prove to Be a Real
Follower of Christ."
Martin's concluding comments
to the congregation will follow,
with the theme, "Know That the
End Is Near." All these meetings at
the Kingdom Hall, 14608 US 301
N., are free, no collections taken
and the public is warmly invited.
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S friendship B tist Church undayWEEKLY SERVICES
SRance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
1511 El Rancho Dr. 1 .m .................... Bible Study
I ac D1.0 a.m. & 6 p.m ............ Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
We did not weave the web of life: We are
merely a strand in it.
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
North River Church of Christ
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am &6:00pm Office 41-776-1134
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
I First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovebecaule He firgt loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *MIorning Worship 10:30A.M. q
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. L
Interpreter for the Deaf d-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A4 i Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534- -813-67'-1301 /
Welcome a 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 .
Wednesday................7:00 p.m. ---"
PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670
Masses: Sunday........... ................................................. 8:00, 10:00 AM, Noon
Saturday Vigil.................................................. 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Daily............................. ................. 8:00 AM
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30am, Saturday 8:30am and 3:00pm
MARCH 11, 2010
Raymond Benda, 70, born in
Lansing, MI May 25, 1940 went to be
with God March 2, 2010. He is survived
by wife Judy; daughters Laurie Bell,
Dana McKee, and Debbie Banner;
five grandchildren Kristen and Nicole
Bell, Jessica Banner, Kyle and Austin
McKee, and one great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers make donations to
the American Cancer Society.
Alfred A. Cool
Alfred A. Cool, 89, of Ruskin, Florida
died peacefully in Hospice Care at Sun
City Center, Florida on February 9,
Al was born in Genesee, Pa on
December 30, 1921. Al married Evy
Lou Leavine (deceased) in 1978. They
both were active members of Ruskin
United Methodist Church. Al sang in
"His Echoes," a men's quartet for many
He is survived by a son, Wayne
Cool; stepson William Robert (Sharon)
Leavine; stepdaughter Jo Ann (Max)
Lee; granddaughters Rena (Curt)
Skeens, Melynda (Eric) Hensley, Cher
Davis, Debbie Lee Sweeting; and
nine great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by his sisters Beth C. Lenox,
Marilyn (Robert) McCleary and many
loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on
Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 1:00 PM
at Sun City Center Funeral Home in
Sun City Center, Florida. Rev. David
Looney, a friend of the family, will be
presiding at the service with Rev. John
Friends are invited to join the family
for the memorial service and lunch.
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Arlene Rockelman Oakley, 96, of Sun
City Center passed away Wednesday,
February 24, in Ocean City, New
Arlene was born to Amil and Ida
Rockelman on May 21, 1913, in
Lakeview, Michigan. She married Harry
M. Oakley in 1934. The couple moved
to Charlevoix, Michigan, where their
first daughter, Marisue, was born in
1937. Their younger daughter, Linda,
was born in 1941 in Bloomington,
In 1950 after moving back to
Michigan, Arlene received her
bachelor's degree from Western
Michigan University and her master's
degree from Wayne State University.
She taught in Redford Union, a suburb
of Detroit, and then was the principal of
Westland School in Redford Union until
her retirement in 1973. She founded
an alumnae sorority, Kappa Kappa
Alpha, at Western Michigan. She was
the organization's first president. Arlene
was on the Detroit lecture circuit; she
inspired other women to pursue their
educations and gain independence
through a career. She is listed in Who's
Who of American Women.
Arlene and Harry retired to Sun
City Center in 1977. For many years,
Arlene was active in Armchair Travelers
and two bridge groups She served
on the boards of Mary and Martha
House in Ruskin and the Community
Foundation of Sun City Center. She
was an active member of the American
Association of University Women. She
traveled to more than 70 countries on
all seven continents, visiting many
several times. Arlene loved the theater,
was an avid reader, took great joy in her
needlework, and supported numerous
Arlene was preceded in death by her
husband Harry and her daughter, Linda
Brenn. She is survived by her daughter
Marisue Besse, five grandchildren,
Jennifer Heist, Jeff Avagian, Rob
Jillson, Susan Boulden, Carolyn Jillson;
and eleven great-grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be
made to Mary and Martha House, P.O.
Box 1251, Ruskin, FL 33570-1251.
To email condolences, visit www.
George Ernest Shenefield
George Ernest Shenefield, 86,
USAF Retired 20 Years M/Sgt, passed
away on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
George was born in St. Cloud, FL and
was a lifelong resident
of Ruskin, FL. George
was a life member
and past Commander
of VFW Post 6287,
Ruskin, FL; and a member of The
American Legion, Riverview, FL. During
WWII he was assigned to the 489th
Bomb Group as a gunner on a B17. He
received a Distinguished Flying Cross
(and Air Medal with numerous oak leaf
He was predeceased by his loving
wife of 59 years Viola. Survivors include
five children: sons, Greg (Jackie); Jim
(Jean); Mike; Rick(Jan); daughter,
Pat (Roger) Stone; one sister: Mary
Everett; one brother: David Shenefield
of St. Cloud, FL; 11 grandchildren and
A graveside service was held
Wednesday, March 3 at Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with
Reverend Preston Vinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
contributions be made to LifePath
Hospice in his memory.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home www.
Carl "Herb" West
Carl "Herb" West, 84, passed away in
Ruskin on February 25, 2010.
He graduated in
1943 from Niagara
High School and
joined the Navy and
was stationed in the
South Pacific as a
parachute rigger. He volunteered at
the VA hospital at Iron Mountain for
many years, and was a life member
of the American Legion. He worked at
the paper mill and retired in 1985. His
hobbies were wood working and crafts.
He is survived by his wife Anne of 62
years and a few nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be held in the
spring in Niagara, Wisconsin. He will be
greatly missed and warmly remembered
by all who knew and loved him.
Ray Allen Wood, Jr.
Ray Allen Wood, Jr., 83, of Ruskin
died February 28, 2010. He was
predeceased by his son, Robert.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years
Wilma; daughter, Wendy (David);
grandchildren, David and Jennifer of
Kansas; daughter-in-law, Pam; and
grandson, Jordan of Virginia.
Ray served in the Merchant Marines
and U.S. Army during World War
II. He was a member of the South
Hillsborough Elks, Eagles and Moose
Memorial donations may be made to
LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center.
A memorial service will take place at 4
p.m. March 14, at the Elks Lodge.
Sound the Shofar
Sound the Shofar meeting will be
held Sunday, March 14, at 2:00pm
at the SouthShore Regional Li-
brary Community Room, 15816
Beth Shields Way Ruskin.
Rabbi Ron Goldberg from
Shoresh David Messianic Syna-
gogue in Tampa will teach about
Passover. There will not be a meal,
but you will be able to taste the
Seder elements (karpas, matzah,
bitter herb, charoses).
For information call Chris 813-
A spiritual home where you can come as you are, be
yourself, and find God in your own way. We are a fellow-
ship that encourages spirituality rather than "religion."
Affiliated with Assoc of Unity Churches, Lee's Summit
MO, and Unity, publishers of the Daily Word
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E.
Sun City Center, FL
Unity Community of Joy
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745
V THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO THE SERVICES NOW WORSHIPPING IN THE "CHAPEL"
AT SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME 10:30 AM ON SUNDAYS
NO CREED...BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
QjZnie(Melo& / G0Cucqof cun GiCy Genler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
Saturday................ 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
l Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
S F h10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
(o Fellowship tim 1 T i.. ... i I.. I..r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
j-fofVilosvSe "n.S( CCI' IC. om
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
d Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J& wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen 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:
Center for Restoration Ministries
"Restoring the broken through the Word of God"
SERVICES: Worship Service..................Sundays 11 a.m.
Bible Study .................... Wednesday 7 p.m.
301 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-7779
t t. if. *, i., i. .. ;il. ; ii. i il... i l ..., Pastors Teresa & Freddie Roberts, Sr
Ruskin Church of Christ
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment........... ................................................. 10:00 a.m .
W worship ............................................. .............................................. 11:00 a.m .
Iglesia De Dios Puerta Abierta
Open Door Church of God
Pastor Jose C. 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
PreacingPhe BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
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 lAnne Catholic CIhuch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r [- .I I1., 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.
Espatol .............................. Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
St. John the Divine
Russian born piano virtuoso
Eleonora Lvov will appear at St.
John the Divine Episcopal Church,
Sun City Center on Sunday, March
21 at 3:30 p.m. A resident of Sara-
sota, Lvov is an internationally ac-
Tickets are $10 and are for sale
after each of the Sunday services
or by calling Barbara Capron 634-
9771 or will be sold at the SCC CA
Kiosk 9 am-noon March 8-19.
For a detailed bio of Ms. Ele-
onora Lvov, call Barbara Capron
The proceeds of these programs
will benefit the Pipe Organ Fund
of St. John the Divine. There will
be a reception held in the Parish
Hall following the event and CDs
of Lvov will also be on sale.
26 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
Lett to right: Assistant Pastor Reverend Rutn Ricnardson; Coor-
dinator for the Foster Angel Tree, Jane Ruth and Senior Minister
Reverend Michael Evans accepts the award on behalf of the mission
Foster Angels Mission
The Mission Board of The United Community Church, 1501 LaJolla
Avenue, Sun City Center, received an appreciation award from the "Fos-
ter Angels of Hillsborough County for their nine years of giving.
United Community Church Lists
New member orientation is on Tuesday, March 16. Are you interested
or do you know someone who is interested in joining the United Com-
munity Church family? A person can join as a member or as an associate
member if they would like to maintain an "Out-of-State" membership.
Friday, March 26, the "Fantastic Friday Committee" presents "The
Flavor of San Francisco" dinner and show, featuring Ed Thompson, co-
median/singer from Miami. Tickets for the dinner and show are $17.00
per person and may be purchased after the 10:00 am Sunday worship
service and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to noon. Doors
open at 5:30 pm, dinner is served at 6:00 pm and the show begins at
7:15 pm. Tickets for the entertainment only portion are $5 and may be
purchased prior to the dinner or at the door the night of the performance.
The community is invited. For information contact Don Carlson at 813-
For information about church activities call the church office at 813-
From trash to
Beth Israel Congregation of Sun
City Center is having its 4th an-
nual rummage sale on Tuesday,
March 23 from 8 am to 4 pm.
An assortment of clothing, knick
knacks, linens, small electronics,
dishes, glassware and miscella-
neous items will be available for
purchase at great prices.
The synagogue is located at 1115
Del Webb Blvd East. Look for a
banner. Any merchandise left over
will be donated to various chari-
20 WORDS $15.50
featured at Beaux
Christian Giddens, a 14-year-
old honor student at Lennard High
School, will be one of the featured
artists at Beaux Art Gallery on Sat-
urday, March 13, from 6 p.m. to 10
pm. Chris is active and devoted to
his art work and his church, New
Beginnings Fellowship." It is his
ambition to sell his art to help build
a new church. Beaux Art Gallery
is located at 11252 Winthrop Main
St. on Bloomingdale in Brandon.
For more information call Betty
Fountain at 813-645-8848 or 813-
you would like
to send us?
** Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Sean D. Shanahan,
3909 Galen Court, Suite B-1
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone: (813) 634-0664
Fax: (813) 634-0668
Marian Hilton, Clay Stromberg, Ivan Lucas, Jane Elarth, Mary Ap-
pleby, Nancy Lucas, and Doris Stromberg.
It's time to eat
The Trinity Baptist Church hospitality committee prepares for a church
dinner. The committee organizes the monthly covered dish dinners, the
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and other special events. For in-
formation on the church, call 634-4228.
Unity in Brandon invites all to worship
The focus of the Sunday talks for March is "There's a Spiritual Solu-
tion to Every Problem."
March 14 Spiritual Problem Solving: How Does it Work?
March 21 The Importance of Maintaining Your Spiritual Energy
March 28 Guest Speaker, Karen Elliot on Sunday, March 28 from
12:30 3:30 will conduct a workshop on Manifestation. Call her at 813-
841-1181 for more information! Visit wwww.unityinbrandon.org .
I "Yes. I am interested in more information.
Mal National Cremationl
& BURIAL SOCIETY
1& 308 East College Ruskin, FL 33570
Zipperer's Funeral Home
Only onsite Crematory in S. Hillsborough County
Family owned and operated since 1979
1520 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
www.zipperersfuneralhome com xp.3/31/10
Saint A4nne Catholi Cnhutc
f- 2010 Jenten Scedule
8:00 a.m .......................................... Mass followed by Adoration until noon
12:00 p.m .......................................................... ... .........................M ass
7:00 p.m .................. ................................. M isa y Via crucis
6:00 7:15 p.m. ....................................... Reconciliation
8:00 a.m........................................... Mass followed by Adoration until noon
12:00 p.m ......................................... Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH
5:00 8:00 p.m. ....................................................."The Light Is On"
Welcome Home Every parish in the diocese of
St. Petersburg will have reconciliation at the same time.
THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH
7:00 p.m ..................................... Taize Mass with Prayer Around the Cross
106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin* 645-1714 *www.SaintAnneRuskin.org
MARCH 11, 2010
March 11,2010 THE SHOPPER 27
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. H
650 Prof. Ser
Alone? Seniors Dating Bureau
Safest Since 1977! Ages (45-
90) 1-800-922-4477 (24Hrs) Or log
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Multi family sale. 832 Oakmont Ave.,
SCC. 8am-4pm. March 11 & 12. Sewing
machine, some furniture, collectibles,
Large multi family rummage sale. Sat-
urday /Sunday, 3/13 /3/14 8am-2pm.
Elsberry Nursery. Corner of Big Bend
Rd & US 41
Friday & Saturday, 3/12 & 3/13. 1308
Lenox Green Dr., SCC. Men's/women's
clothing, household items, books, sew-
ing machine, dinning room set.
312 Caloosa Palms Ct. (off E. Del Webb)
SCC. March 12 /13, 8am. Furniture,
tools, household items, dining set, desk,
Garage sale. 1916 Grand Cypress
Lane, SCC. 8am-4pm. Saturday &
Sunday, 3/13 & 3/14. Lots of household
Huge sale. Clothes, microwave, TV,
many household items. Great bargains.
March 12& 13, 8am-2pm. 1322 Bluewa-
ter Dr, SCC.
M-F 9 to 4:45 Sat 9 to 3:45
Monday Sr. Discount
55 yrs+ 50% OFF
on most items
Large Variety ofClothing,
and Plenty of Bargains!
Please call 813-645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
y naei ttic
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
PANTS & SHORTS
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministry o Calvary Lutheran Church
Big Yearly Spring
Sale In Sundance
All name brand clothes, baby, kids,
women's, men's all sizes Tommy,
Levi, Hollister, South Pole, Aero-
postale, American Eagle, Abercrom-
bie, Skechers & many more brands.
Great kids & ladies $ 1 tables & men's
$2 table. VHS Disney & kids movies.
New CDs.& DVDs. Lots of linens, Yan-
kee candles, lots of household misc.
Lots & lots of guy stuff. Something for
everyone, don't miss this one. Friday,
8am-5pm & Saturday & Sunday 8am-
4pm. 1106 Oxbow Rd (4.5 miles south
of SR 674 on US 301 to Lightfoot
Rd). Follow signs & balloons. See you
Community Yard Sale
Tools, furniture, antiques, books, cloth-
ing collectibles & much more. House-
hold around /between Bunker Hill Dr.
& Allegheny. Follow signs. Friday &
Saturday 8am-1 pm.
Women's ministry yard sale. Saturday,
3/13, 8am-2pm. Furniture & misc. 12114
Boyette Rd., Boyette Springs Church
Garage sale. Friday & Saturday 9am-2-
pm. 2113 West View Dr., SCC. 10" table
saw, wall pics, tables, mirrors, RH golf
clubs galore, King Cobra irons, putters,
drives, golf bags. Call 813-642-9132
Riverbreeze Estate craft & bake sale.
9am-1 pm. Thursday, March 18. Coffee
& tea 9am-? Lunch served 11am-1 pm.
1710 7th St., SW, Ruskin.Moving in
sale. 1501 North Lake Dr., SCC. Friday
& Saturday, 9am-? Slow cooker, high
chair, clothing, Avon, etc.
Don't Miss This One!
Friday & Saturday, 8am-1 pm. Not your
ordinary sale. Royal Dalton china,
Carnival glass, Lemoge, Wedgewood.
Pink, green, amber depression glass,
Mc Coy cookie jar, Venton, Luster
ware, Candlewick, Ball Tab, American
Beauty, jewelry, canning jars, salts &
peppers, silver set, furniture, linens
more. 803 Ojai Ave., SCC.
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
2 household yard sales. Linens, clothes,
books, lots of misc. Friday & Saturday,
3/12 & 3/13, 9am-1pm. 705 Spanish
Main, Apollo Beach
Huge garage sale. Thursday thru Satur-
day, 3/11 thru 3/13. 203 N Brockfield Dr.,
SCC. Misc, fabric items & luggage.
Saturday, 3/13, 8amlpm. 803 10th
St., SW, Ruskin. Wrought iron table &
chairs. 3 families, have lots of items.
Garage sale. March 12 & 13.8am-2pm.
635 Oakmont Ave., SCC. Furniture,
books, jewelry, lots of misc.
Moving sale. March 12 & 13. 603 Deep
Lake Lane, SCC. Fire pots, antiques,
furniture, clothing, outdoor furniture,
holiday decor, tools, icicle lights
Garage sale. Saturday only 3/13, 9am-
2pm. 914 Sun Key Court, SCC. (off
East Del Webb). Ridgeway Grandfather
clock, furniture, clothing, misc. items.
312 ESTATE SALES
Riverview, 3/12 & 3/13, 9am-4pm.
8202 Stoner Hill Dr., (off Mc Mullen
Loop). Crafts, baskets, artificial flow-
ers, kitchen items, Christmas decora-
tion, furniture, linens & much more.
K&M Estates Sale
211 James St., Brandon, Fl. Antiques,
jazzy, lift chair, Craftmatic beds &
more. Friday & Saturday, Mar 12 &
13. 7:30am-1:30pm. 813-495-5718.
March 12 & 13
8 a.m. to noon
Furniture, Tools, Clothing,
and Much More!
Anne's Estate Sales
Queen Bed, Armoire, Cedar Chest,
Entertainment Center, White Wicker Full
Bedroom Suite, Sofa, Dining Room Table
w/Chairs, Buffet, Rocking Chair, Patio Set,
Dinette Table w/Chairs, Desk w/Chair, Entry
Table, Curio Cabinet, Bookcases, Keyboard,
Dropleaf Table. Collectables: Waterford,
Swarvoski Crystal, Cranberry Glass, Unicorn
Collectables, Antique Ph i.i.. II- i jewelryy
Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.
312 ESTATE SALES
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549
New & Gently Used Furniture
BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC
(off New Bedford Dr.)
Fri.& Sat., March 12 & 13
Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Stove,
Dishwasher, Microwave. Furniture
only: Glass Top Kitchen Table, 4
Chairs w/Casters, Desk & Chair,
Double Size Sleep Sofa, Queen Bed
& Dresser, Drexel King
Suite, Chairs, Sectional Love
Seat & Couch, Coffee, End
Tables, Dining Table, 4
Chairs, White Wicker
Couch, Love Seat, Chair, End Table
& Ottoman, Lamps, Pictures,
TV and Stand.
633-1173 or 508-0307
312 ESTATES SALES
Contents Include: White
Rattan Furniture, White
Rattan Glass Top Table with
Chairs, Rattan Desks, Chest
of Drawers, Lamp Tables and
Rattan Eterge, Floral and
Bird Knick Knacks GALORE!
Massage Twin Size Bed, Low
ibles, Gold and Costume
Jewelry, Household, Garage,
and Misc. Items.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Flora sofa $235. 5 drawer dark wood
chest $50. Wicker glass top end table
$45. White wicker hanging lamp. $25.
Glass grill 25. 813-633-6201
Lanai furniture. 64" glass table w/ 4 thick
seat & back cushion chairs. $1,200. Call
1998 Technics SXG 100 organ. Books,
bench, lamp, etc. Like new $30,000 obo.
360 GOLF CARTS
New 2010 RXV, 48v, full light package,
Sunbrella, mirror, sand bottle, factory
warranty. Free delivery $6,755. Golf Cart
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
390 MISC. FOR SALE
Power tools for sale. 10" table saw, 6"
jointer, both $100. Miter box. $25. 813-
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Kings Point. Yorkshire, single large fam-
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rated. $225,000. Call 813-633-7925
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shuffleboard and heated pool.
Fees are only $72/mo. $49,000.
HANDYMAN SPECIAL, RUSKIN.
Large 3BR/2BA doublewide with
screened porch, on nice lot. Home is
on county water and septic.
Property sold AS-IS. $39,900.
CLEARED RESIDENTIAL LOT,
great location close to main highway
and shopping, stable neighborhood.
No HOA, no CDD. $29,900.
Classified is the Buyers
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Mira Bay Villa, 3br/2ba/2cg,
gated community with every
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Villa has many upgrades plus
huge walk-in closet,glass
walk-in shower.Won't last at
1500 s.f. home on large
fenced gated lot.Totally
remodeled 2br,w/20x42 pool
in screened lanai. Perfect for
entertaining. Quiet location.
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SBrentwood I "Expanded" KP. 2BR/2BA
w/carport, reduced price $79,500.
Hampton "Expanded," KP. 2BR/2BA, extra
enclosed lanai, kitchen remodeled, laminate
floors, furniture and golf cart negotiable.$64,500.
Stuart "Expanded," Fully furnished for
annual rental. $750 per month.
Belcroft @ Panther Trace
12507 Belcroft Drive
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established community with many
amenities, including private beach, pool,
playground & more. This is not a short
512 CONDOS FOR SALE
Must see! in Sun City Center, Kings
Point. 2br/2ba 1209 sf. Updated to
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$100,000+ gross for 4.5 months on the
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recommendation. I will walk you
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Equipment: Trailer 6x12 inside,
flip-up window side, dead bolted back
doors, side door American locks, air
conditioned, insulated, floor box, steel
racks on each side, steel 3-tiered cabinet
w/2 safes, 40 watt 110 plug-in (4)
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electric brakes. Value: $4,000.00.
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related electrical, tarps, tables, lamps.
Inventory: $10,000.00 on hand. Total
equipment and merchandise:
555 M.H. FOR SALE
55+ Mobile home for sale. Riverfront
park with dock & boat slip. One bed-
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560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
565 M.H. IN PARKS
Ruskin. River Oaks Park, 2 mobile
homes on Little Manatee river. Boat slips
available. Must sell. 1br/1ba $5,700,
631-807-2816 & 1br/lba 14,500, 207-
For sale. Fully renovated, park model
with Florida room, new appliances,
furnished, laminated flooring. Hawaiian
Isles Park. Price negotiable. 813-641-
1994 Palm Harbor MH, 2br/2ba, 26x44
plus screened room, carport. Completely
furnish, turnkey. $35K/35Kco-op share.
Price negotiable. Monthly maintenance
fee $263. Woodland Estates. 813-
Lovely waterfront mobile home, one
bedroom. $2,500 or make offer. Lot rent
$350 monthly. 1- 734-604-4778
Manatee RV park 55+ all amenities, new
low lot rent. Great Florida room, fur-
nished, washer /dryer included $6,900
owner financing, no interest. 813-938-
Classified is the Buyers
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
New mobile homes for rent. Family
park. L & N Trailer Park, Gibsonton.
(2nd Month Free)
Ruskin 3br/1ba, 107 6th St., NW.
Carport, on canal, no dock. Must show
good credit rating & good reference.
Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished
condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock.
Quiet community. Seasonal? Long
term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome.
612 APTS. FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
4br/2.5ba. $950 monthly. 3,000 sf, close
to downtown Ruskin on 7th Ave., 813-
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613 CONDOS FOR RENT
Kings Point SCC. 55+ 1,100 sf, 2br/2ba
on golf course. No pets, unfurnished,
W/D, cable TV. $695 monthly annual
621 PLACES TO SHARE
Roommate wanted. 55+ Kings Point
gated community. Share 2br/2ba condo.
$475 monthly, no deposit. Clubhouse
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630 M.H. RENTALS
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CHA, porch, privacy. 813-645-4708,
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646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
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YOUR HEALTH COULD BE AT RISK!
Could you be suffering from vein disease without knowing it? One of three Americans over 45 years of age has some formn
of vein disease in the legs--problems in the network of veins that carry blood back to the heart. Signs and symptoms may
seem harmless at first but minor problems can develop into serious problems if left untreated.
Fortunately, early detection can prevent life threatening consequences.
How does it start and what are the symptoms?
Veins with failed valves have trouble carrying blood from the legs back to the heart. Blood pools in the veins below, and
they begin to dilate and leak. The first signs of vein disease are often tiredness and a heavy feeling in the legs. This is a
clear indication that the return flow of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired. You may find that the problem is
more pronounced after a day of prolonged sitting or standing. That's because the leg veins are under higher pressure
when you are upright, and they become enlarged by the pressure of the pooled blood. Some of these veins dilate on the
surface and become the typical varicose veins and spider veins, but most are hidden inside the leg. As the walls or the
smaller veins become weaker, they start to leak fluid, protein and blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Patients often
begin to experience ankle swelling and even night cramps Charleyey horses'). When you lie down for a while, the swelling
may go down. But, chances are, the swelling will return the next day. The skin begins to sicken and becomes discolored.
Burning, itching, and even ulcers can develop.
Are there serious consequences?
Yes. In addition to leg pain and unsightly varicose veins, untreated vein disease can lead
to blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms
due to venous blood congestion. If the clot travels from the leg to the lungs, a life-threat-
ening pulmonary embolism (PE) can occur. Untreated vein disease can also lead to
permanent damage and discoloration of the skin on your lower legs, stasis dermatitis with
infection (cellulitis), and possible leg ulcers, which are very hard to heal.
Is there any treatment?
Yes. Early detection and consultation with a doctor specializing in vein disease are the
first steps to better leg health. Under the doctor's care, you can explore the different
methods of treatment. Saline, vein stripping and surgical procedures are all now out-
moded in vein treatment. Nowadays, the procedures used are not painful. No scalpels
are used. There is no downtime. And, these simple procedures are safe and very effective.
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'Sarah Killen, your life is about to change'
MARCH 11, 2010
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
Television personality Conan
O'Brien has, apparently, more time
on his hands since his much-pub-
licized departure from the Tonight
Show. Late last month, he opened
a Twitter account. Over the follow-
ing few weeks he made a handful
of posts, short text messages de-
scribing, with perhaps too much
information, his breakfast cereal
and talking about applying for a job
at Home Depot. Over the course of
those few messages, or tweets, as
they are known, O'Brien picked up
more than a half million followers
on his account.
Twitter, a favorite among many
celebrities, shows how many people
are following a person and how
many people that person is follow-
ing. Late last week, O'Brien, with
his half million followers was him-
self following no one. That changed
with a single tweet on Friday after-
"I've decided to follow someone
at random. She likes peanut butter
and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Kil-
len, your life is about to change."
Sarah Killen of Michigan, whose
Twitter name i-..b O'B rii.e's ,, .d i
the seconds before O'Brien's tweet,
exactly three followers to her ac-
count. Within minutes of O'Brien's
post, three thousand people were
following her. By Saturday morn-
ing, the number was over 10,000.
With a few simple words and a
single click from Conan O'Brien,
Killen's life did indeed change. At
first she didn't seem to know what
to make of the sudden attention,
fumbled a bit and then somehow ap-
parently gained her footing. MTV
sought an interview but her com-
puter did not have a web camera.
That problem was solved with anoth-
er company providing her with a new
Apple computer. She tweeted about
how just the day before she was wor-
ried about how to pay for invitations
to her September wedding but now,
people were offering freebies.
If fame is indeed fleeting, web
fame is ephemeral, at best. Killen,
however, has managed to secure
some lasting gain, however. Her
legion of new followers has donat-
ed more than $2,300 in her name
to the Susan G. Komen Michigan
3-Day for the Cure fundraiser.
No One Should Die from Colon Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Join us for an
informative lecture and learn about the new recommendations for
colorectal cancer screenings.
i PFriday, March 19th
Craig E. Amshel, MD 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106 (behind the hospital)
Colorectal Surgeon To make your reservation, call toll-free 1-877-442-2362.
Community Church College
Community Church College offers a broad range of
subjects to inform, entertain and inspire. South Bay
Hospital is pleased to partner with CCC to bring you
the following health lecture:
How to Know When it's Time
to go to the Emergency Room
Tuesday, March 16th
10:30am Noon A. Ghassan
Would you know if you should go directly to the
Emergency Room? This informative session will
assist you in making that important decision.
United Community Church Great Hall
1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center
No Registration, Walk-Ins Only ($5.00 per
lecture to the Community Church College)
Learn more about your hip or knee
replacement procedure and openly discuss
pre/post operative concerns. Meetings are held
the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Thursday, March 18th
1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106
(behind the hospital)
Reservations required, please
Our ER is an Accredited Chest Pain Center
and a Joint Commission Certified Primary
Stroke Center staffed and equipped around
the clock to provide you with quality
emergency care. P..
For more information on these and other
upcoming events, visit our online community
calendar at www.southbayhospital.com.
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