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May 6, 2010
Volume 54
Number 15


P.R.S.T STD
PAID
RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
PERMIT NO. 8



THE OBSERVER NEWS


Sunday, May 9th
See our special holiday
advertisements on
pages 10 and 11


Hillsborough Communi-
ty College's Southshore
campus has exceeded
its expected growth rate
in record time. This fall
the campus will open
with 17 full time profes-
sors and 77 adjunct
instructors. See Melody
Jameson's full story on
page 13.


Betty Morrow is retiring
from The Observer
News after more than
20 years of service. She
and Sweetie will spend
their last day at work
tomorrow. See the full
story, by Mitch Trapha-
gen, on page3.


on a canvas of flesh
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN and JULIE BALL
mitch@observernews.net, julie@observernews.net
RIVERVIEW A bumper sticker tacked onto a filing cabinet dis-
cretely tucked away in Mike Parson's office reads, "Tattoos: Not just for
sailors anymore." Actually, the bumper sticker included another segment
of the population as well, but for the pages of this newspaper, we'll just
describe them as "women of ill-repute."
Regardless, it speaks the truth. The American Academy of Dermatology
estimates that more than 40 million Americans are now sporting tattoos.
Getting inked has gone mainstream.
Mike Parsons is an artist of the most unique sort. His work, all originE I
of course, is displayed exclusively on the most sacrosanct and intimate c!
venues the human body. He is famous in the tattoo world. His work can x.I
found on rock stars and grandmothers across the Bay area and across the n.,-
tion. In April he opened his own shop, Mike Parsons Ink, on Lincoln Road Iu-.1
off of Big Bend Road in Riverview.
If you are among those who have not yet been inked, your idea of a tattoo i.1 i -
lor may be in need of revision. The inside of I Iiki
"I wanted to put Parsons Ink is modern, sleek and immaculate. I\ !.-si
something on me ranging from heavy metal to the blues plays s.:,!l-
that is symbolic through hidden speakers and examples of Par-:!ns
of my beliefs," work decorates the walls in the fashion of a mc'li n
Simmons said. art gallery. For all intents and purposes, it is i .il
"Sometimes walking gallery with on-demand service.
the walk is tough; Parsons is something of an enigma. Atowering m.iii
but if someone asks with a head shaved bald, all black apparel, and i.,i-
me about it I'll be toos covering his arms, he may appear at first g.aicc
as imposing, to say the least. That image, howe, ci
able to tell them
eo fades quickly upon meeting him. He is quick to s!ilk
why. and laugh, and frequently greets friends and cuslom-
ers with a hug. His intelligence and quick wit are readily apparent.
"No one would ever guess that a guy who looks like him would be into trc 'pc.,!
fish, gourmet cooking and gardening," confided a close friend. Nor could any one
not familiar with him know his sheer intensity.
He is quietly meticulous in everything he does. As he prepares to begin the
process of art on flesh, people crowd around him, often talking !:.lud!- .l ;:.u
things beyond tattoos. Parsons carefully and deliberately folds a .i..':,'-
tive paper covering on a prop for his client's arm. He slowly, pur- .
posefully, brings out his instruments and fills small containers :,'j"- "
with the ink he will use. Then suddenly he breaks into laughter "'
about something mentioned from the crowd. He'll talk for a mo- '
ment and then focus intensely on his task. A moment later, he'll
See ART, page 12


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Morrow retires from Observer News


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews. net
RUSKIN Over the past two
decades, thousands of people have
come in contact with Betty Morrow
at The Observer News. She handled
much of the "news" that makes up
the paper and, i. 1,i .,li from hand-
written notices to faxed or emailed
press releases have crossed her desk.
It would be impossible to say how
many pieces of news she has han-
dled over the years -- suffice to say,
a whole bunch.
From those uncounted press re-
leases, wedding and engagement an-
nouncements, church notices, obitu-
aries and so much more, she has
touched tens of thousands of more
people. While the writers and pho-
tographers lay claim in bylines, it
was Morrow who did the hard work
of putting it all together to create a
newspaper each week.
"Betty's signature, in the form of
press release enhancements, pho-
tos and page layouts can be found
throughout The Observer News,"
said editor and publisher Brenda
Knowles. "For more than 20 years I
have heard countless publicity chair-
men say, 'Betty, thank you so much
for finding that art for our press re-
lease. It was perfect! Our event was
a success, it exceeded our expecta-
tions and we appreciate your help.'
Now it's my turn to say, 'Betty,
thanks for a job well done, enjoy
your retirement and remember us as
fondly as we will remember you.'"
With roughly two decades at The
Observer News and another two de-
cades before that at the Tampa Tri-
bune, Morrow has had a front row
seat to the evolution of newspapers.
"I was in bookkeeping, and busi-
ness was not very good when I start-


ed," Morrow said. "I really didn't
have enough to keep me busy so I
started looking for other things to
do. I inched my way into production.
After a while, we went to computers
and ,i .i,;-li; started to change. I
would work in account payables [at
M&M Printing] and then I' d go over
to The Observer in the afternoon to
start t_. 1p, i illi;-."
The times and technology changed
rapidly during Morrow's tenure.
Press releases morphed from typed
pages to faxes and now to emails.
"We are using a lot less paper than
we used to," she said. "That is both
good and bad as we don't always
have a paper backup [for items that
go into the newspaper]. E.l, lii;i;
is electronic today."
Standing on the cusp of retirement
after four decades in the newspaper
industry, the future is wide open for


Morrow.
"Now I'm going to be me," she
said. "I'm going to go back into
more music with my guitar. I'm
going to use my watercolors and
oil and I'm going to do much more
photography I'm working on a book
for my brother, he writes View from
the Road, I'm going to compile his
columns into a book."
Yet while she professes being ready
to leave the news industry, the indus-
try may not be ready to let her go.
During the interview for this article,
she was offered a job to work for a
community newspaper in Sun City
Center. Morrow smiled and said,
"No." Her paintbrushes, guitar and
camera have waited long enough.
"The bigger part of me is creativ-
ity," she said. "No," she repeated,
more forcefully this time, and then
she laughed.


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maCar for Hillsborough and the
surrounding counties. The owners,
father and son team Matthew and
Richard Aaron, are no strangers
when it comes to the local neigh-
borhood. Richard is an accredited
lifetime PGA professional since
1969. Richard is also accredited
for bringing the first Yamaha golf
cart dealership to Sun City Cen-
ter in 1990 selling the cart out of
Golfers Choice, the first full ser-
vice retail golf shop to serve Sun
City Center residents. Matthew has
grown up in the Riverview and Sun
City Center areas. Matthew gradu-
ated from Riverview High School
in Riverview where he lettered in
golf and his home course was Sun


City Center's own south course
The Palms and The Lakes are
where you could find him five days
a week practicing and competing
for the four years he was in school
until he graduated with honors in
2004. Matthew's grandma also re-
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Sun City Center offered her.
Alumacar of Sun City Center is
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and value that you have come to
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Matthew and Richard Aaron
would like to introduce the most
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After 20 years at the Observer News and 40 years in the newspaper
industry, Betty Morrow will retire on May 7. Her work has touched
tens of thousands of people in South County. She is pictured above,
with Sweetie. Both will be greatly missed in the newsroom.


AlumaCar is located next to the
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motor technology paired with the
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and Graziano Rear End.
At AlumaCar of Sun City, they
strive to provide you with the best
customer service and satisfaction
in town. They service all makes
and models, offering the lowest
labor rate in the market. They also
carry a variety of pre-owned golf
carts, and can special order and
build to suit any brand out in the
market today, including Club Car
and EZ-Go
They are focused on building
long-lasting relationships with local
course members and Sun City Center
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Let some of the pri
It has been fashionable for some
time now to worry about the en-
vironment and the effect that dis-
charged chemicals are having on
our bodies. But even more deadly
than toxins released routinely into
the air is a killer that can be found
in almost every home or business.
It's called stress. Stress is one of
the most deadly forces we have to
deal with in our modem life. Pres-
sures continue to mount and, soon-
er or later, we fall victim to what I
like to call overinflation. We swell
up and implode. Well, we don't
actually burst, but we do become
easy prey to a variety of illnesses

Positive Talk


by William Hodges


that can make us feel like we are
coming apart. Here are some ways
to let some of the pressure go from
your life.
1 Look carefully at what is caus-
ing the stress in your life and de-
termine how you can avoid the
situation for at least a period of
time. Avoidance is not always the
best route but it will give you some
breathing space. Take a trip, even
if it's just for a couple of hours at
the mall or a walk in the park. Bet-
ter yet, go somewhere you have
always wanted to go. When you
return, the problem may still be
there, but you will be renewed and


essure out of your life
refreshed in spirit and better able
to handle it.
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not more perfect than you are, and
that many are not as good. Look
at the expectations you have for
the people you are dealing with.
See whether your expectations for
them are too high, or if you are ask-
ing them to live up to a standard to
which they haven't agreed.
3 Build a time to relax into ev-
ery day. Even a job you enjoy can
get you down if you put too much
into it. I've had a lot of people tell
me, "I really love my work." Then
in several years they suffer from
burnout because they put too much
of their lives into a single track.
Diversify your interests. Make
time to have fun.
4 Pressure is bottled up energy.
Look for ways to put the energy to
use. Within limits, physical activ-
ity is an excellent pressure reducer.
Seek out chores or tasks that need
to be done and require that you ex-
pend some energy. Upon complet-
ing the task, you will have bene-
fited in two ways-you will have
received exercise and you will
have a sense of accomplishment
for the task you have completed.
Each in its own way will reduce
stress.
5 Make up your mind to have a
great day. That may sound some-
what flippant but, believe it or not,
your attitude toward what you ex-
pect the day to be has a tremendous
effect on how it actually turns out.
Stress is a killer, but if you take
the pressure out of it, you can live
a longer and happier life.
Hodges is a nationally recog-
nized speaker, trainer, and syn-
dicated columnist. Hodges may
be reached at Hodges Seminars
International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
www.BillHodges.com.


Club Championship Trophy awarded
Caloosa Greens Men's Golf Director, Bill Warner (right), presents
Club Championship Trophy to Jack Libby, winner of the Club Cham-
pionship Tournamrnt held April 28 and May 5.


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President Cup Tournament Winners
Winners of the Caloosa Greens Men's President Cup Tournament
held April 28 and May 5 are shown with Bill Warner, golf director. Ed
Troy(left) was winner of Flight B, and Les Easton(right) was winner
of Flight C. Fran Hendrickson, winner of Flight A was not available
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Observing the Web

Into the teeth of death
By Mitch Traphagen
mitch@observernews.net


Are you tired of all that the Web,
or even Hollywood, has to offer?
Do you often find yourself think-
ing, "I could do it better!" Well,
now you have your chance. You
can make your very own movie
with xtranormal.
Xtranormal's stated mission is
to bring moving-making to the
people. Traditional movie making
involves finding and hiring actors,
dealing with writers and a produc-
tion crew, finding and paying for a
location and a million other things
so that before you know it, you're
out $30 million and are just start-
ing to look at spending some real
money. Xtranormal removes all of
the hassle and you save millions
upon millions of dollars. Their ap-
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upon what they describe as a uni-
versally held skill typing. You
type in something and xtranormal
turns it into a movie.
Need ideas? There are links to
movies already made by your
Tinsel Town peers. We're talk-
ing great films with titles such
as, Don't Date a Ninja!, Kung Fu
Flick, Lazer Gun and the industry
favorite, Tour De Idiots.
If you have a few hours to kill,
give it a shot and then send me a
link to your masterpiece. If your


movie ranks up there with Don't
Date a Ninja, I'll review it in an
upcoming column.
Visit www.xtranormal.com.
When I was a kid in pre-Web
times, one way to see the world
was by watching Mutual of Oma-
ha 's Wild Kingdom. I also recall
a running joke by Johnny Carson
about how the program's lead
man, Marlin Perkins, could often
be found comfortably away from
the teeth of death mixing martinis
while his sidekick, Jim Fowler
approached the hungry lions or
the angry, ill-tempered rhinoceros.
The truth is that both Perkins and
Fowler put themselves into some
pretty interesting situations and
both men should be credited with
bringing awareness of not only
wildlife but also of the world into
American homes.
Now we find ourselves, decades
later, wondering where Perkins
and Fowler have gone. News is
a 24/7/365 business and the talk-
ing heads of network news (with
a few notable exceptions) rarely
stare into the teeth of death (I'm
not sure about the martinis). Yeah,
I remember a few clips of CBS
News' Dan Rather holding on to
trees during hurricanes (in fact his
on location coverage of Hurricane


American Legion to hold benefit/rally
American Legion Rider's Group from Post #148 in Riverview will be
hosting a benefit/rally to raise money for Hospice of Hillsborough (SCC
location) on Saturday, June 19. They will begin with a Poker Run.
Starting from Post #148 with registration from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the
last bike back in will be at 2:30 p.m. At the Post starting at 2 p.m. there
will be music, vendors, food and lots of raffle prizes. The public is wel-
come. Bikers are welcome for the run and everyone is encouraged to join
them as they raise money for Hospice.


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Carla in 1961 helped build his ca-
reer), but while the talking heads
often go to the location of the
world's hotspots, they rarely get
blown around anymore.
Enter VBS.TV This news orga-
nization doesn't just report on the
news of the world; it lives it, films
it and then uploads it to the web
for all to see. Whether interview-
ing a deranged, cross-dressing
war lord in Africa from inside his
compound, or discussing the mer-
its of testing a reportedly nasty
drug (on themselves, no less) that
is sweeping the streets of Bogota;
they report the news from the
inside. You won't find perfectly
coifed hair on VBS.TV I don't
know about the martinis but who
would blame them? The world's
dark underbelly is no place for
normal people. But then again,
these guys aren't normal. No mat-
ter what you think of their work,
you will have to admit that what
they do takes guts.
From interviewing a Jihadist
over milkshakes as he discusses
assassinating the Pope to produc-
ing the "Vice Guide to North Ko-
rea" to trying to explain Devo, the
pioneers of musical bizarre, VBS.
TV has been there and done that.
Literally. In comparison, Fowler
had it easy with a foul-tempered
rhino or two.
Check them out at www.vbs.tv.
Their web site can be a little dif-
ficult to navigate and not all of the
material is suitable for small chil-
dren (but then if your small chil-
dren are news junkies, you may
have other things to worry about).


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weekly activities. Meetings are:
American Legion on 1st Wednes-
day each month; VFW and LAVFW
on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday
each month.
Thursday, May 6 VA Hospital
at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 7 Hall Rented.
Saturday, May 8 -Open.
Sunday, May 9- Mothers Day
Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Fire in
he Hole at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, May 10- Cribbage at
1 p.m. Planning Meeting at 6 p.m.
House Meeting at 7 p.m.
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Sr. Vice Commander .................. Jim McCallister
Jr. Vice Commander...................Laura Coplan
Quarter Master ........................... Jerry 'JR' Schons
Chaplain..................................... Ray Lint
Surgeon......................................D ave Slanaker
Service Officer...........................Marion Coplan
Trustee #1...................................Bill Forrest
Trustee #2...................................Dave Culler
Trustee #3...................................Dave Guy

Ladies' Auxiliary VFW
President............................... Norinne Forrest
Sr. Vice President....................... Janet McKendree
Jr. Vice President........................Kim Prior
Treasurer ................................. Clogene Schons
Chaplain................................ Joan Keaton
Conductress................................ Lois McBride
Patriotic Historian......................D. Jobe
Guard........................................Sharon Low ry
Trustee #1................................... Lucy Guy
Trustee #2...................................Kathey Kincaid
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Riverview Memorial
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.
Sunday:
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
Friday:
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7
Karaoke from 8 to ?
Saturday: Karaoke from 8 to ?
2nd Tuesday: Ladies' Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday:
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
1st Thursday:
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
2nd Thursday:
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday:
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
(all you can eat fish -- $6)
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
They also serve Chicken Tenders,
Shrimp or combos for $7.
Each dinner comes with fries,
coleslaw, and a hush puppy.
Every Saturday:
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.

Second Hand
Rose celebrates
1st year
anniversary
The Mary & Martha House is
pleased to announce the one-year
anniversary of their Rose Bou-
tique, located at 100 East Shell
Point Road. To celebrate this event,
the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce
will host a ribbon cutting on Fri-
day, May 7
at 8:15 a.m.,
followed
by an Open
House until
noon at the

The public
is cordially
invited to
attend. The
Board of
Directors
and staff
would like
to thank the
community for their support over
the past year.
The Women's Boutique which
features new and donated clothing,
jewelry, and accessories on Shell
Point Road is open from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday.
The Mary & Martha House Inc.
is a shelter for women and chil-
dren in crisis, and supports two
emergency shelters as well as tran-
sitional housing in South Hills-
borough County. For more infor-
mation, or to volunteer, call the
Boutique at 645-7628 or the office
at 645-7874.


Riverview VFW Ladies' Auxiliary
announces coloring contest winners
The Riverview Memorial VFW Ladies' Auxiliary held their annual Pa-
triotic Coloring Contest with Delores Dupont as Chairman. This year's
theme was 'Explorers Discover America.'
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students were to color a picture of a
sailing ship and write their name on the bow.
Third and Fourth Graders were to draw a picture showing what they
thought the settlers saw or did when they landed in the new country.
Fifth and Sixth Graders were to write a 175-200 word essay titled 'My
Journey to the New Land' pretending that they and their family were on
that sailing ship and were asked to describe their journey and why they
were leaving their homeland, and what their dreams and hopes were for
the 'New Land.'
Elementary schools that participated were: Gibsonton Elementary,
Riverview Elementary, Alafia Elementary, Ippolito Elementary, Be-
vis Elementary, Frost Elementary, Kids Community College, Summer-
field Elementary and Kingswood Elementary. Over 2,000 entries were
received for judging.
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 1st Place Winner -- Zackary Hoen-
ing, 2nd Grade, Bevis Elementary. Teacher: Mrs. Hamilton
3rd to 4th Grade: 1st Place Winner -- Jaya Myers, 3rd Grade, Frost
Elementary. Teacher: Mrs. Bassett
5th to 6th Grade: 1st Place Winner -- Celia Garcia, 5th Grade, Alafia
Elementary. Teacher: Ms. Long
The 1st Place Winners were presented with a certificate and a prize.
Their entries were then submitted for judging on a State Level.
Special 'congratulations' to 2nd Grader Zackary Hoening of Bevis El-
ementary as his entry won 1st place in the state. Zackary was presented a
Certificate of Achievement from the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Department
of Florida along with a check in the amount of $100.
The Riverview VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Post #8108 extends congratula-
tions to all the winners and wishes to thank all the elementary schools,
students and teachers for their participation and support of the VFW
Ladies' Auxiliary Americanism Coloring Contest. They'll be back next
year with a new Patriotic theme.
M&I Bank to host blood drive


M&I Bank is sponsoring a Blood
Drive on Friday, May 21 at 5461
N. U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach,
across from Mira Bay. The blood-
mobile will be there from noon to
3 p.m. to accept donations. M&I
will have a gift for each donor,
along with a drawing for a chance
to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.
In addition, the Florida Blood
Services will give a beach towel
to everyone who donates, and if
the individual donates again by
Aug. 31, they will be entered to
win a cruise from Carnival Cruise
Lines and Cruise World. They will


also receive a wellness checkup,
including a cholesterol screening
and a chance to save three lives by
donating.

RCMA School
Board to meet
The RCMA School Board meet-
ing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on
Monday, May 10 at the University
of Florida Gulf Coast Research &
Education Center, 14625 C.R. 672,
Wimauma. Open to the public.
For more information, call Maria
Jimenez at (239) 289-7995.


Chamber fishing tournament
announces winners
Chuck Statham, left, recently won first place for the Grand Slam
at the Ruskin-South Shore Chamber 2nd Annual Catch & Release
Grand Slam Fishing Tournament. Cody Duncan came in second in
the snook and trout categories, and Cindy Farias placed second for
redfish. Captain Matt Morrison, event chair, is at right. Event was
made possible by Ruskin-South Shore Chamber, TECO and Wilhelm
Heating & A/C.





Ruskin family support and resource
center May events
The focus of the Ruskin Family Support & Resource Center is on the
family, with community outreach, such as parent-child play and support
groups. Located at 201 14th Ave. S.E., it is one of several, regionally
located centers throughout Hillsborough County to help families become
happier, healthier and stronger. Everything is offered at no cost to the
participant. Registration is required for all classes; call (813) 870-4747
to register.
Queen for a Day: Celebrate Mother's Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on
Thursday, May 6 with fun day filled with something for all ages. They
will have prizes, fun games, food and more!
Little Amigos: Little Amigos is a fun filled five-week playgroup
course designed for children 2-4 years old that will expose toddlers to
the Spanish language through music and play. Call (813) 870-4747 to
register. The first day is Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
The FSRC's friendly staff extends a warm welcome to all families to
participate in programs and activities. All are free.


Megan Loomis fights for yards.

Girls' Flag Football Wins 3rd Straight
District Championship
Varsity finished the regular season with a 20-13 overtime win over Freedom.
Stephanie Williams threw TDs to Jazmin Foster and Janielle Rodriguez while
Akeila Brown returned an interception for a touchdown. Last week East
Bay hosted the District 9 Tournament. In the semi-final games, Newsome Edleen Diaz returns interceptions while Andrea Benedetto
defeated Spoto 7-0 while the Indians defeated Bloomingdale 7-6. Williams screens.
connected with Rodriguez for a touchdown and Delaney Poli for the extra
point. Newsome (9-2) faced East Bay (11-2) in the championship game. After losing in over time to Newsome 14-13 during the regular sea-
son the Indians were ready for a rematch. Poli made all 13 points for the Indians, catching one touchdown pass from Nicole Lock and one
touchdown and extra point from Williams. In the short, four year history of girls' flag football in Hillsborough County, this is the 4th straight
appearance in the Championship game for East Bay and its 3rd straight District Championship, the only team in Hillsborough County to
do either. The Indians move on to play Tampa Bay Tech. The winner will face either Chamberlain or Alonso for a berth in the final 8 state
championship series in Boca Raton this Friday and Saturday. For team information check out ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.


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SBalm Boyette Nature Preserve
Management Plan is up for discussion
Hillsborough County will hold a meeting to update the public at
6:30pm Tuesday, May 11 at Summerfield Elementary School, 11990 Big
Bend Rd. in Riverview on the Management Plan for the Balm Boyette
Nature Preserve.
County Staff will make a brief presentation of the status of the current
management plan and discuss additional land management items that
include ecological burns, environmental restoration, grants and fund-
ing, environmental monitoring, site security, site access and recreational
opportunities. They will also answer any questions residents may have.
Public comment is welcome.
Veterans get the information you need
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've
earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to
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the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all D-A-V
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SouthShore Democratic Club holds
Candidates Forum #3
Following the success of its last two Candidates Forums, The South-
Shore Democratic Club will meet Thursday, May 13 at the SouthShore
Public Library on 19th Ave.
Coffee social starts at 1:00 pm, meeting is at 1:30. This general
meeting will feature Democratic candidates for the Hills-
borough County Commission, the Soil and Water Conser-
vation Board and others.
If you missed the first two exciting discussions, don't miss this op-
portunity to get informed.
Questions from those in attendance will be encouraged. For more in-
formation go to their new updated website www.southshoredemocratic-
club.org or call 813-634-6013.
HCC Commencement tops 3,600 students
The 41stAnnual Commencement and college credit certificates. The
Exercise of Hillsborough Commu- youngest graduate, Somer Harvey,
nity College (HCC) was held on 17 years old, completed her as-
Friday, April 30, in the Expo Hall sociate in arts degree through the
of the Florida State Fairgrounds. dual enrollment program. The
This year's commencement speak- oldest graduate, 73-year-old Mary
er, College President Dr. Gwendo- Bramel, received her college cred-
lyn W. Stephenson, will be retiring it certificate in emergency medical
as college president in June after technology.
13 years of service under which Over 600 students participated
the college experienced stabiliza- in this year's ceremony.
tion of the enrollment, the opening
of the college's fifth cam- H ILL BO R O U
pus, and a distribution of ILL BO RO UG H
over $4.5 million in schol- Community COlAeg l
arships. Over 275,000 stu- Communy C lege
dents attended HCC during Hillsborough Community Col-
Dr. Stephenson's administration. lege serves more than 44,000 stu-
Over 3,600 students were eligi- dents annually on campuses on
ble to participate in the graduation Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa
ceremony which included those and in Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin,
who have completed coursework and Ybor City. Hillsborough
overthe 2009-2010 academic year. Community College is accredited
Graduates received the associate in by the Commission on Colleges of
arts, associate in science, and as- the Southern Association of Col-
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We are Wimauma Elementary's Terrific Kids for April
Wimauma Elementary School would like to thank the Sun City Center Kiwanis Club for the Terrific Kids
program. April's Terrific Kids are: Andres, Yadria; Avadado, Marco; Chen, Allen; Cordova-Cifuentes,
Roxana; Garcia, Elvis; Garcia, Kelly; Gomez, Vertilia ; Gonzalez, Jaylynne; Jenkins, Precious; Larue,
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Obregon, Denise; Polanco, Crystal; Ramos, Aremis; Ramos, Esteban; Rangel, Mark; Rodriquez, Maria
Santa Maria, Cynthya; and Trejo, Joanna.
South Shore Gallery salutes the armed forces
All members of the armed forces, South Shore Gallery salutes you! Enjoy a 10 percent discount on all pur-
chases made at South Shore Gallery between Armed Forces Day, May 15 and
S ) Memorial Day, May 31.
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be drumming against his knees and
size 14 shoes with the music softly
emanating from the back of the
shop an effort, it seems, to bleed
off some of the incredible intensity
he appears to harbor. Despite the
noise and ruckus around him, when
he is actually creating a tattoo,
when the ink meets the flesh, there
is nothing in the world that would
seem to distract him. Armageddon
could apparently take place outside
his door without his notice. A few
moments later, drumming again. Or
laughter. Parsons seamlessly walks
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of his own making. It is for this rea-
son, among others, that people line
up for his work or travel cross-
country for his services.
Trace J., a young woman from
West Virginia, made the long drive
from the Mountaineer state to Flor-
ida not for the beaches or the palm
trees but exclusively to see Par-
sons. She wanted him to transform
a lesser quality tattoo created by
someone else and to add a new one
onto her left arm. Parsons spent the
better part of an afternoon with her;
she left hours later (after a hug and
photos with Parsons) with her arm
wrapped in plastic, a smile on her
face, and plans to return.
"I won't go anywhere else to any-
one else," she said. "Mike is amaz-
ing, I don't think he knows how
awesome he is. I'm going to start
saving up now to have more done."
According to Parsons, Trace J. is
not alone.
"I had a guy fly in from Vancou-
ver for a tattoo a while ago," Par-
sons said. "Just for the one day."
Matt Lang came from Atlanta -
not for a tattoo, but for the chance
to work with Parsons. An artist with
an impressive portfolio of his own,
Lang is known for his stunning
use of color a distinct challenge
when flesh is the canvas.
On this day, as Parsons focused
on Trace, Lang worked on a young


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in for her first tattoo. He said that
recently an 87-year-old woman
came in for what was also her first
tattoo.
"When she left, she told me to
have a nice life," Lang said with a
smile.
While living nearly nine decades
has surely provided that client with
whatever rationale she needed; if
she follows the trends, she will re-
main comfortable with her decision.
According to a 2003 Harris Poll, 83
percent of those with tattoos say
they don't regret their decision to
get one.
Ty Simmons has decided to per-
manently proclaim his faith. Parsons
will tattoo an ambigram of "Jesus
Saves" on his forearm. An ambig-
ram is a word that reads differently
depending on perspective, in this
case, it serves as its own mirror im-
age. At first glance, Simmons' tat-
too will appear as the word "Jesus"
but with a slight change in perspec-
tive, the word "Saves" appears.
"I want to put something on me
that was symbolic of my beliefs,"
Simmons said. "Paul said in the Bi-
ble that he was marked on his body
by Christ. I want to do the same, but
I don't want to do it for the wrong
reasons. Sometimes walking the
walk is tough; but if someone asks
me, I'll be able to tell them why.




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I may have a chance to witness to
them."
When asked if he was nervous,
Simmons replied, "Oh yeah! I have
butterflies in my stomach. But I'm
excited, too." At the shop's other
station, Lang worked on a woman
from Plant City who came in for her
first tattoo.
Simmons waited all day for his
slot. Parsons first had to complete
his work on the young woman from
West Virginia. For Simmons, it was
a family affair. His wife and mem-
bers of his immediate family were
lined up behind him for their own
tattoos. On that night, Parsons fo-
cused, laughed, drummed and inked
until nearly 11 p.m.
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one to go home, regret their deci-
sion and ask me why I let them do
this. If you are going to do this, do
something that represents you or
how you feel. Do something that
you think is cool."

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RUSKIN What does a new col-
lege site become when it grows up?
It's recognized as a real college
campus... officially, undisputedly,
and ceremonially.
This is exactly what's in store
this autumn as the result of aston-
ishing growth at the three-year-old
Hillsborough Community College
SouthShore site here. And it's com-
ing at least five years before even
the most knowledgeable thought it
possible.
HCC SouthShore, actually
Ruskin's second college in the
last 100 years, opened in August,
2007, with one building on 60 acres
between the new Lennard High
School and the developing South-
Shore Corporate Park at the eastern
end of Shell Point Road. It seemed
immense after the early storefront
setting in a strip mall on S.R. 674
where computer classes were con-
ducted.
Located on land donated by the
pioneering Dickman family, whose
ancestors also played major roles in
Ruskin's first college, the contem-
porary HCC was to have been for
some years what professional edu-
cators call a "center" a satellite but
not a full-fledged campus among
the six sites that now constitute the
community college's county-wide
network.
That, though, was before the com-
munities of the South County took it


as their own.
HCC SouthShore is expected to at-
tain full college campus status an
actual state designation this sum-
mer, according to Dr. Allen Witt,
SouthShore president. And when it
happens, it will be celebrated, he
added with emphatic enthusiasm.
The reasons are in the numbers.
Class enrollments at the SouthShore
facility are up 105 percent, he noted
with not a little wonder, adding that
the entire HCC network enrollment
increased in the last year by 11 per-
cent and a goodly part of that fig-
ure may be attributed to the Ruskin
site.
Such demand, of course, requires
an appropriate balance of supply.
With all of its 13 original class-
rooms in full use, portable modules
now are being positioned adjacent
to the new building. When the fall
semester opens, a total of 10 are ex-
pected to be in place, most of them
earmarked for classrooms, one to
serve as a testing center.
Then there's the matter of faculty.
Three years ago, HCC SouthShore
opened with three full-time col-
lege level instructors and a small
roster of adjunct or part-time teach-
ers many achievers in their cho-
sen professions lined up to share
their expertise for a class or two.
The staffing was thought to be more
than adequate to manage maybe
700, or, at most, an unlikely maxi-
mum of 800 enrollments. After all,
the academic expectation was that


the 1,500 mark would be reached
only in the next decade.
This fall, the HCC SouthShore se-
mester will open with 17 full time
professors up from 11 last term, 77
adjunct instructors and a support
staff topping 30, Witt said. "We've
become one of the largest employ-
ers in the Ruskin area," he added.
And, the number of students regis-
tered during the last year? A total of
4,862.
As for the factors driving the
unexpected growth Witt and sev-
eral of the administration suggest
multiple circumstances play a role.
The convenient location, the open
setting, still sufficient parking as
new lots are made available, and an
informal friendliness all are attrac-
tions, they said.
Then there are the dual enroll-
ment links forged with the three
South County senior high schools
- East Bay, Lennard, and Riv-
erview whereby high schoolers
in their junior and senior years can
take on college level coursework
and earn up to 30 credit hours be-
fore their high school graduations.
In fact, Riverview as a community
sends three times the students to
HCC SouthShore that any other
single locale does, Witt said. And,
he added, this summer seven col-
lege level classes will be conducted
at Riverview HS.
Yet another factor is the current
and lingering economic climate.
Judy Nolasco, Dean of Academic
Affairs, pointed to the popularity
of the "workforce" courses, those
shorter term training programs that
prepare students to better compete
in tight job markets without spend-
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New Beginnings Fellowship holds baby
dedication
On Sunday, April 25, Pastor Lewis Brady dedicated to the Lord, Syd-
ney Goff, the daughter of Corporal Justin Goff and wife Stephanie Goff.
Justin was on a two week leave from his tour of duty with the Army in
Afghanistan and this was the first time he was able to hold his new baby
girl. There were 5 generations present for Sydney's dedication.


Explore the mighty love of God
High Seas Expedition will be docking at Saint Anne Catholic Church,
Ruskin. Kids go on a vast voyage through God's Word as they participate
in Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building
games, dig into ship top treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures,
collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God's Word, and cre-
ate crafts they'll take home.
Each day concludes at The Floating Finale-a celebration that gets
everyone involved in living what they have learned. High Seas Expedi-
tion is for kids from 5 years (starting Kindergarten in September) to 5th
grade and will run from June 21 25, from 8:30 am to 1 pm including
lunch each day. Registrations must be in by June 16; you can register at
Saint Anne Catholic Church, 106 1lth Ave NE, Ruskin. For more infor-
mation, call Cindy at 645-1714.


Register your child
Vacation Bible School will be
June 14 -18 from 6:00 pm 9:00
pm at South Bay Community
Church. Register your child at
info@southbay.cc or 813-677-
0721.
South Bay Community Church
is located at 113498 US 301 South,
Riverview.
David Speicher is senior pastor
and services on Sunday are at 10
am.


Honor Mother with
pizza and a movie
On Sunday, May 9, Unity Com-
munity of Joy will be celebrating
Mother's Day in the Armstrong
Room in Sun City Center's Atri-
um, 953 North Course Dr at 10 am
followed by pizza and the movie,
American Quilt.
Wear your fanciest hat and join
in the fun. Pizza and movie tickets
are $2 and will be sold right after
the Mother's Day Service.
For more information call Betty
at 813-298-7745.


Serenity Meadows
honors armed
forces
Serenity Meadows will be having
their annual Memorial Day service
on Monday, May 31 at 9am, at
the Memorial Gardens, 6919 Prov-
idence Rd., in Riverview.
Music will be provided by Burns
Middle School Chamber Orches-
tra and the guest speaker is Ad-
miral Joseph H. Miller. Join them
in honoring the armed forces. For
more information call Michael
Bohner at 813-677-9494.


National Day of
Prayer recognized
Southside Baptist Church will
be observing the National Day of
Prayer today, at the worship center
at 4208 U.S. Hwy 41 S. in Old Sun
City. They will have the worship
center available for prayer from 9
am until noon.
They will not be intimidated
by those who would like to rule
prayer as unconstitutional. Their
scriptural mandate is taken from
the book of Acts where the civil
authorities forbade the apostles Pe-
ter and John from speaking in the
name of Jesus. Acts 4:17-20 "But
so that it will not spread any fur-
ther among the people, let us warn
them to speak no longer to any
man in this name. 18. And when
they had summoned them, they
commanded them not to speak or
teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19. But Peter and John answered
and said to them, "Whether it is
right in the sight of God to give
heed to you rather than to God,
you be the judge; 20. for we can-
not stop speaking about what we
have seen and heard."
Pancake breakfast
raises $2,378
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
held their second annual pancake
breakfast for the Bloomingdale
Library victim. There were 346
tickets sold. Two thousand three
hundred seventy-eight dollars will
be deposited in the Bloomingdale
Victim's Fund. A special thanks
goes to Louise Huberty and the
Council of Catholic Women and
also to Nick Avella Knights of Co-
lumbus Assembly 2533, and Marc
Brunner. The event Chairperson
was John Arnold.


& CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
) SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
SContemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional1115 a.m. Biend.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer A
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E i]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 CareAvailable
Mon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. a.m.- 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 ............................................. 10AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ......................................... 5PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday.................................... 1-4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com

FfRST BAPTIST CHURCH

L 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
S 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. CHRISTIANSCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana ...........................................7:00 p.m GRADE


AnIIU ileymlanle Iinanes tlnee
Mr. and Mrs. John Tillbrook of Brandon and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Strunk of Ruskin, announce the engagement of their children Ka-
trina Tillbrook and Timothy Strunk. The couple along with the
bride's daughter Cheyanne will unite as one on November 13, 2010.
Katrina is a customer service rep. for APAC Customer Service and
Timothy is President of Southern Core Inc. The family will make
their home in Lithia.


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SFrienship B ptist Chrch sunday WEEKLY SERVICES:
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 am ......................Bible Study
S 1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m .................... Bible Study
1511 El Rancho Dr. 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone/Fax: Wednesday
Ii 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 all make mistakes but everyone
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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

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Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
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"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30A.M. I
Nursery Available I Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
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9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Av 1n 'Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301 /

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

PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
K 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
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MAY 6, 2010
Florence Nightingale is topic for
discussion
On May 6, Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker will present "The Lady with the
Lamp." Florence Nightingale, one of the world's most famous Unitar-
ians was born May 12, 1820. Rev. Dr. Tucker will review her accom-
plishments and the challenges for us today.
Dr. Tucker's career has combined teaching and ministry. He taught Re-
ligion, Philosophy, Ethics and Logic at Yankton College (Yankton, South
Dakota) and at Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Florida). He has
served congregations in Texas, Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska, Vir-
ginia, and Florida.
This is the first week of the month and the day food is brought for the
Beth El Farm Workers Food Bank. On May 13, the program will review
Mother's Day and Julia Ward Howe. In 1872, Julia Ward Howe, a peace
activist, began promoting the idea of a "Mother's Day for Peace" to be
celebrated on June 2, honoring peace, motherhood and womanhood.
Coffee and conversation starts at 7:00 pm, May 13, in the Social Hall at
1115 Del Webb, East, Sun City Center. The program begins at 7:30 pm.
Visitors are welcome. For information, call 813- 633- 2349.
United Community's upcoming events
New member orientation is on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:00 PM. Are
you interested or do you know someone who is interested injoining the
Church Family? A person canjoin as a member or as an associate mem-
ber if they would like to maintain an "Out-of-State" membership.
Friday, May 21, the "Fantastic Friday Committee" will present "The
Flavor of The Midwest" dinner and show, featuring "Captain Jackson
Byer's Historical Flag Presentation" with Bill Barker as emcee and vo-
calist. Tickets for the dinner and show are $17 per person and may be
purchased after the 10 am Sunday worship service. The community is
invited. For information contact Don Carlson at 813-928-7278.
For daily Meditations of Inspiration and Faith, 24 hours a day, call
Faith Lift at 813-633-6265.
They are a Stephen Ministry Church.
For information about membership or church activities call the church
office at 813-634-1304.


Beth Israel

The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center
1115 Del Webb Blvd. East
Sun City Center (813) 634-2590
SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:45 PM
TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON
Rabbi: Philip Aronson Cantor: Dr. Sam Isaac


Unity V
1 Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745


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

Q 1dileelf o isedios i Gurcqof Sun Gily Genler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
Worship Services:
Saturday................. 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Sunday.................... 8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
S Fellowship tim, .... Ti..... 'I ..1,:. I r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
-Godis Love n %'".SCClUNC.com
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

S|Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
L wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.


A Stephen
Ministry Church


Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
Refreshments served


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


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


Community Church
In the Spring and Fall of each
year, the Community Church Col-
lege offers a six-week program of
interesting and enriching classes.
These are not Sunday School or
Church Bible Classes.
For a small fee of $25 per course,
talented instructors will teach a
large array of subjects running
from the practical to the metaphys-
ical from physical health to how
to find emotional happiness.
Learn a language; how to handle
your finances; how to write; how
to protect or strengthen your body;
how to play a musical instrument;
how to play or improve your
bridge game. Learn the meaning
of the alignment of the stars. Take
classes in history, literature, poli-
tics, and economics. Take a day
tour. The list goes on and on and
varies every semester.
There are no grades or tests.
There is just the joy, and some-
times the added independence that
comes from learning. The Com-
munity Church College wants
your help to be even better.
Do you have a skill, talent or
special knowledge that you are
willing to share? If so, please pre-


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College offers lifelong enrichment
















Left to right: Chairman of the Board of Directors Roxann Seeley, Ad-
ministrative Dean C. David Lloyd, and Academic Dean Sally Erath.


pare a short synopsis of what you
would like to teach, any equipment
and supplies you will need, and
your qualifications. Teaching de-
grees are not required. Just a pas-
sion for the subject and the ability
to communicate that feeling are
what is necessary.
Is there a particular subject you
would like to learn? If so, describe
it as clearly as you can, and if pos-
sible where an instructor or other
resources can be found.


The Spiritual Adventures of Kare Possick


Kare Possick, Visionary Artist
and Quantum Educator will be the
special guest of The Metaphysi-
cal Society of Sun City Center
on Wednesday May 12 from 10-
noon in the Heritage Room at the
Sun City Center's Complex, 1009
North Pebble Beach Blvd. Kare
will draw you into her spiritual
adventurers and research around
energy and healing Mandalas. Her
"Gateways to Enlightenment" will
include a powerpoint presentation


of her visionary art .
In Part 2 Kare will discuss of Em-
bracing the Foods and Thoughts
that Heal. Kare's 40 +years of
research, writing and lecturing in
healing have seen her open the
first Biofeedback Clinic in Ohio
in the 1960s as a pioneer in body,
mind and spiritual balancing. She
opened a Yoga School in Florida
and was invited to represent the
United States at the World Con-
gress of Natural Healing in Bei-


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


SOUTHSIDE
LovingPeople S
PreahingPhe BAPTIST CHURCH
St W 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CoLnuNrrNITY INVITED
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday



Saint Anne Catholic Ciutch

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r1 p- .I I. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
MASSES `
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.
Espatiol................................ Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.


If you are interested in helping
either as an instructor or with sug-
gestions, please put the informa-
tion in writing and mail it to Sally
Erath, Academic Dean, Communi-
ty Church College, 1501 La Jolla
Avenue, SCC, 33573-5329 or call
at 813-634-8607. If you are inter-
ested in finding out more about the
classes offered and how to regis-
ter you can access the Community
Church College website at www.
ccinscc.org.



jing, China, teaching doctors her
Kare System of YO.G.A. (Your
Own GrowthAwareness). Her first
book "Why Are You Poisoning
Your Family" sold nearly a million
copies the first year in print. Her
Visionary Artwork and Healing
Mandalas hang in Healing Cen-
ters and homes worldwide and are
worn as energetic attunements by
sweet conscious souls.

Obituaries
Tirzah E. Leighow
Tirzah E. Leighow of Sun City Center
Fla. died on April 25, 2010. She was
born October 6, 1917 to John W. and
Mary Alice Coppes.
Memorial services will be held at
1:30 p.m. May 7, 2010 at the United
Methodist Church of SCC, 1210 Del
Webb Blvd Sun City Center, Fla.
Arrangements were made by
Zipperer's Funeral Home.

Margaret L. Korsch
Korsch, Margaret L., 73 of Sun City
Center, Fla passed awayApril 30, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her
father, Louis DesRosier, and mother,
Margaret DesRosier.
Survivors include husband, Robert
Korsch; son, Kenneth L. Korsch;
daughter, Karrie K. Shroyer (John) ;
two grandchildren, Joey and Jackie;
and sister Renee (Mike) Lubratovich.
Memorial services will be at 11:00
a.m. Friday, May 7, 2010 at United
Community Church, Sun City Center,
FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to LifePath Hospice, 3755 Upper
Creek Drive Ruskin, FL 33573.

Open registration
for Faith Formation
Saint Anne Catholic Church's
Faith Formation fall classes begin
in September. All students in ele-
mentary, middle and high school
classes should be registered before
May 26, including returning stu-
dents. A prepayment of $10 per
family is required at the time of
registration.
Returning Student Registration
Forms will be distributed in class.
Completed forms may be turned in
during Open Registration, but no
later than May 26.
The open registration schedule is
May 8 and 9 in the Church Narthex
after all Masses.
The growing community is in
need of parental help to serve as
teachers and assistant teachers in
the Catholic education of students.
Call the Faith Formation office at
(813) 865-8222.






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The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919


Friday, May 7
Saturday, May 8

Sunday, May 9
Wednesday, May 12
Friday, May 14
Saturday, May 15

Wednesday, May 19
Friday, May 21
Saturday, May 22
Monday, May 24

Every Wednesday
Every Thursday
Every Friday


Every Saturday night


7-11 p.m. Corey Clark
Mystery Bus Tour
7-11 p.m. Karaoke
Mother's Day Brunch
5-7 p.m. Dinner
7-11 p.m. Calvin O
Pig Roast
7-11 p.m. Karaoke
5-7 p.m. Dinner
7-11 p.m. Cross Creek Band


7-11 p.m.
1 p.m.

5-7 p.m.
5-7 p.m.
5-7 p.m.


Karaoke
Memorial Day Picnic

Chef's Choice Dinner
Wings (the best I've every had)
Fish Fry
(beer batter, fried or baked)
Live music
Karaoke by Kim


All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guest.


Ruskin Moose installs new officers
On April 25, the installation of new officers for Ruskin #813 Loyal
Order of the Moose (LOOM) and Ruskin Chapter 1718 Women of the
Moose (WOTM) took place at the Lodge on Shell Point Road.
The installing officer for the LOOM was Ralph Jones. Ralph is a
Fellow of the Moose, Past Governor of #813, Moose Legionare of 2009
and District 22 Assistant Treasurer. The new officers are:
Governor -- George Gray
Past Governor -- Ray Wheedon
Jr. Governor --Frank Slotwinkski
Treasurer -- David Schaaf
Perlate -- Wayne (Dusty) Franz
1st year Trustee -- Ron Wilson
2nd year Trustee -- Gene Wren
3rd year Trustee -- Jerry Pancherz
Guards -- Frank Lashway, Ray Selles, John Freze
The Installing Regent for the WOTM was Jill Baumgarder. Jill is a
College of Regent and Star Recorder. She has two of the highest awards
that can be from the WOTM. The new officers are:
Senior Regent -- Peggy Pancherz
Jr. Graduate Regent -- Shari Frans
Jr. Regent -- Lilly Wilder
Secretary/Treasurer -- Katie Schaaf
Chaplin -- Genie Spisak
Recorder -- Peggy Lashway
Ruskin Moose Lodge is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin
813-645-5919
All events are open to qualified Moose members and guest.





























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MAY 6, 2010

Apollo Beach Spearfishing Team qualifies for US Nationals!
The Apollo Beach Spearfishing
Team finished a strong April tour-
nament run at the 2010 FSDA state
freedive spearing championships,
April 16 at Anclote River State
Park. The Apollo Beach team of
Aaron Schmidt, TA Martinez and
Bill Van Deman was awarded the
trophy for third place with a total
score of 241.55 points. They fin-
ished close behind the second
place team, returning state cham-
pion Red Tide Dive Team, at 246.2
points. The new state champion
team of Capt Ed Walker, Blake
Gaylord and Cameron Kirkconnell
won with 277.40 total points.
won witchie Zacker won first place Left to right: Bill Van Deman, Aaron Schmidt and TA Martinez.
Ritchie Zacker won first place
individual (102.25 pts) withAustin
Burneo (99.55 pts) and Cameron
Kirkconnell (95.20 pts) rounding
out the individual medalists. Aaron
Schmidt of Apollo Beach came
in a close 4th place at 93.25 pts.
This event boasts some of the top
freedivers in the state and country,
with several previous state and na-
tional winners, professional divers
and world record holders present.
The top three teams at the State
Finals qualify for the 2010 U.S.
Spearfishing National, Aug. 2-6 in
Arkansas. For more information
on the Apollo Beach Spearfish-
ing Team's plans and prepara-
tion for U.S. Nationals, see www.
apollobeachspearfishing. com The team and individual state winners (clockwise from left back
or contact Bill at apollobeach- row): Aaron Schmidt, Bill Van Deman, TA Martinez, Ritchie Zacker,
spearfishingteam@gmail.com for Ed Walker, Cameron Kirkconnell, Eric Gandy, Sasa Bratic, Blake
sponsorship details. Gaylord, and Austin Burneo.



- -- Attention boaters


Lands End Marina, Apollo Beach will host its
second annual boating and fishing garage sale on
Saturday, May 15. Tables are
available, for a small donation
benefiting the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary, to anyone with sur-
plus and unused boating supplies
to sell. Look in your dock boxes,
garages and storage lockers for
items you no longer need and
make a few dollars toward some-
thing new! Line, anchors, extra
life jackets, electronics, boat
hooks, fenders and the like will
be available for sale.
For savvy buyers it's a great
opportunity to pick up some boat-
ing items you've been meaning
to get. Last year's event attracted
nearly 30 vendors and nearly 400 interested buyers
who found great bargains on all sorts of boating and
fishing equipment.


The flea market opens to sellers only, at 7 a.m.
for set-up and at 8 a.m. for the buying public. Food
and soda will be available for
purchase and free Vessel Safety
Checks will be conducted by Flo-
tilla 75 of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary.
Lands End Marina is a full ser-
vice marina with 105 wet slips,
fuel dock, service and parts de-
partment, Mercury certified me-
chanics and a 100+ high and dry
boat storage.
The Lands End Marina is locat-
ed next door to Circles Restaurant
on Apollo Beach Blvd. and in-
vites the community to partici-
-pate in this boating supplies ex-
travaganza.
Sellers of marine or fishing
items interested in renting a table should call Ray
Stewart at (813) 645-2130.


Finally, answers to your Medicaid questions.


Free Medicaid Information Seminar
Tuesday, May 1 8th 2 p.m.

South Shore Regional Library C a\ S
15816 Beth Shields Way eal W COtt
Ruskin, Florida Elder Law Attorney
3233 East Bay Drive Largo Florida 33771
727 539 0181
Please call Rachel for more information at 800-823-5571
FLMedicaid.com

Find out the legal way to avoid being
impoverished by nursing home costs.

SLearn how to save your assets, your house, car,
and way of life and still obtain long-term nursing
care.

Easy to understand explanations of how Medicaid
works by elder law attorney Sean W. Scott, Esq.

SNew, up-to-date information for 2010, includes the
most recent federal Medicaid law changes.


The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should
not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you
decide, ask us to send you free written information about
our qualifications and experience. J x






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* Compiled
byJULIE BALL


Friday, May 7
* Old Hyde Park Village, located


walk squares for the Chalk Walk
Festival. Other entertainment and
activities include music by the 10th
Concession (4 p.m. May 7), and
Chris McCarty (7 p.m. May 7);
Blake High School Jazz Combo
(1 p.m. May 8); and Have Gun,
Will Travel (7 p.m. May 8); Grey
Beard (11:30 a.m. May 9) and an
artist awards ceremony (2 p.m.
May 9). Activities for children
include chalk art, face painting,


at 1622 Snow Ave. in Tampa, will a bounce house and an open air
host more than 45 artists who will market. For more information call
create artwork in 10'xlO' side- (813) 221-2787. All activities and


events are free.
* Tarpon Spring's first Blueberry
Festival, will be a family-oriented
event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Mother's Day weekend, May 7,
8 and 9 at the Classic Corvettes
and Collectibles parking lot at the
intersection of Pinellas Avenue and
Lime Street, a few blocks south
of Tarpon Avenue. Blueberries are
often called the super berry and will
be served in every form. The event
will include a carnival, crafters,
food vendors, live music and fam-


ily fun. Proceeds from the festival
will benefit the nonprofit primate
sanctuary and the business booster
group. For more information call
727-869-9884.
* Country favorite Tim McGraw
will be performing
with opening acts
Lady Antebellum and
Love and Theft at the
Ford Amphitheater at
7 p.m. Tickets are $25-
$65. The Ford Amphi-
theater is located at In-


terstate 4 at U.S. 301 N. in Tampa.
For more information or tickets call
(813) 740-2446.
Saturday, May 8
* Westfield Brandon and the
Hillsborough County El-
ementary Mathematics
Council are presenting
this fun-filled (yes, math
can be fun)mathematical
journey through the mall
for students kindergar-
ten through fifth grade.
Students will go on a
scavenger hunt beginning at 10
a.m. throughout the shopping cen-
ter to solve math problems. Math
at the Mall challenges students to
use problem-solving skills and data
collection in a real-life application
to teach kids that math can be fun.
The first 200 students to register
will receive a free kids meal to
California Pizza Kitchen. Estima-
tion stations will be set up through-
out the mall where students can put
their skills to the test. There also
will be special offers, prizes and
give-a-ways while supplies last.
This event is free. Westfield Bran-
don Mall is located at 459 Brandon
Town Center, off Hwy. 60 in Bran-
don. For more information or to
register call (813) 661-5100 or visit
http://westfield.com/brandon.
* The Florida Aquarium salutes
mothers with complimentary ad-
mission from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 8-9 with any paid full price
admission. The Florida Aquari-
um is located at 701 Channelside
Drive, Tampa. Admission is $19.95,
$16.95 for seniors, and $14.95 for
ages 3-12. For more information or
to purchase tickets, call (813) 273-
4000.
* Rose Day at the University of
South Florida Botanical Gardens
will feature rose bushes, orchids
and unique plants for sale, a talk
on rose care by Gretchen Warren,
rosarians answer rose care ques-
tions, and a tea sampling workshop
($10) at 11 a.m. Rose Day will be-
gin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.
The botanical gardens are located
at 12210 USF Pine Drive in Tampa.
Admission is free. For more infor-
mation, call (813) 910-3274.
* The dreadlocked American
Idol finalist, Jason Castro, brings
his folksy pop at 7:30 p.m. to the
Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St.,
Clearwater. Tickets are $15. For
more information or to purchase
tickets, visit rutheckerdhall.com.
Sunday, May 9
* Mothers get complimentary ad-
mission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with
any paid admission to the Tampa
Bay History Center located at 801
Old Water St. in Tampa. Admission
is as follows: adults $12; senior
(65+), youths (13,17) and students
with ID $10; children (4-12) $7; 3
and younger are free. For more in-
formation, call 228-0097.
* The Selby Botanical Gardens in
Sarasota will host a Mother's Day
brunch with three seatings:9:30am,
11:30 a.m., and 1:30 a.m. Moth-
ers and grandmothers get
free admission to
the brunch by Mi-
chael's On East. .
The brunches
will have live MARIE
entertainment. SELBY
Admission BOTANICAL
for any- GARDENS
one who
is not a mother is $45; $35 mem-
bers; $18 kids 6-12; no charge for
kids under five. The gardens are lo-
cated at 811 S. Palm Ave. in Sara-
sota. For more information, call
(941) 366-5731.


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Attention readers:
If you have had trouble renewing your driver's license because
of the new law that took effect January 1, 2010, requiring proof of
any or all name changes since the issuance of your birth certificate,
please contact Penny Fletcher at penny@observernews.net or call
813-672-2727.



PulseAA lL i
WordsPin the natl onalmedia
Arizona Immigration Law
"This law says show us your papers. In response, we 'll show the State
ofArizona the Constitution."
Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU in a letter to the
editor of the New York Times, May 1, 2010.
"The American president has the power to control America's borders
if he wants to, but George W. Bush and Barack Obama did not and do
not want to, and for the same reason, and we all know what it is. The
fastest-growing demographic in America is the Hispanic vote, and if
either party cracks down on illegal.,,,,,, a. -0,. it risks losing that vote
for generations. But while the Democrats worry about the prospects of
the Democrats and the Republicans about the well-being of the Repub-
licans, who worries aboutAmerica?"
Columnist Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2010
Gulf Oil Spill
"The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is a stark reminder
that drilling for oil too close to Florida s coastline imperils Florida s
economy, environment and security. Florida's long-term economic
health is dependent on clean beaches and clean oceans."
Rep. Kathy Castor, Member of Congress, 11th Dist., Fla., in a letter
to the editor of the New York Times, May 1, 2010

Adoption prayer breakfast of Hope
Tampa event recruits churches to promote adoption


One Church One Child of
Florida is hosting an Adoption
Prayer Breakfast of Hope to
engage churches in promoting
public adoption. More than 450
leaders from the faith commu-
nity area expected to attend the
breakfast scheduled for tomor-
row, May 7, at the Marriot Ho-
tel and Marina located at 700
South Florida Avenue, Tampa.
The goal of the event is to re-
cruit churches who will partner
with One Church One Child to
increase awareness of children
available for adoption and to
identify families interested in


public adoption.
According to the Department of
Children and Families, there are
about 850 children available for
adoption in Florida at any given
time. Of these children, over 450
are African American, and most
are over the age of eight, making
them more difficult to place.
Those attending will be Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist, Mayor Pam
Iorio, Founder of National Once
Church One Child Father George
Clements, DCF Secretary George
Sheldon and Presiding Prelate of
the Eleventh Episcopal District
Bishop McKinley Young.


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MAY 6, 2010


Oil spill threatens livelihoods


FISH TALES
The oil spill from the oil drilling
off the coast of Louisiana has shut
down fishing from the Mississippi
River to the panhandle of Florida,
closed by the Federal Fishing Com-
mission.
Those in that area are scared to
death that the fishing industry, their
livelihood, has come to an end. Min-
utes before the spill those fishermen
were catching tons of fish and crabs
in their traps for commercial use,
and now no longer can they go to
work; a job on the open sea that was
their living and livelihood. All their
lives these fishermen had only one
job; many started when they were
boys in their teens and now are mid-
dle age men. They know no other
way to make a living.
This oil slick is now hundreds of
miles from our coast, but the busi-
nesses and tourists fear that it may
hit our coast. This has sparked an
emergency meeting of The Florida
Association of Convention and Visi-
tors Bureaus to call special meetings
to discuss how to handle the spill if
it does hit our coast.
So far local beaches and hotels
are not suffering from the spill, as
it is now over 400 miles from our
coastal area.
It is reported that the slick tripled
in size the last two days, and even
if the oil is shut off soon, it will
take time for the fishing to make a
comeback.


Many fishermen were
out helping to control
the spill and dropping
miles of inflatable oil-
lassoning booms around
the wetlands and their
prime fishing areas.
A chain of services
sustains the economy
and livelihood of our
state, such as the com- 0 ByJON
mercial anglers support Member
our gas stations, tackle Outd
shops, docks, restau-
rants, especially those who serve
only seafood. Our sports fishing,
boating, waterfront homes all have
an affect on our tourist business.
We have weathered many a hurri-
cane and I'm sure our fish and an-
glers will once again survive in this
oil spill situation.
It may cause people not to eat fish
for a while, thinking that they have
an oil taste or the oil has made them
unsafe for human consumption.
Those who depend solely on tour-
ists are now scared that they will
not come to Florida because of this
spill.
Cobia is a game fish that will give
you action if you have one on the
end of your line. This month the
cobia are in schools along the water
surface and can be spotted easily.
This is the season for stingrays,
and the cobia is often under the
shadow of the large ray wings.


IE MASCHEK
of the Florida
oor Press


Cobia travel in small
schools, not more than
six and often only two
together.
Your average cobia
catch is 20 to 30 lbs.,
but the largest I found
on record was 135 lbs.
They are a good table-
fare. Best you have a
buddy along when you
make the catch as they
are a fighter and can
be dangerous landing


them in your boat.
All reports say King mackerel
and Spanish mackerel are plentiful
out in our bay waterways. Spanish
mackerel catches have migrated to
our bay channels.
May is a great productive month
for speckled trout. This fish is a
great tablefare and many are catch-
ing them in the grassy flats in about
four feet of water.
Redfish have been playing hide
and seek with anglers this week, but
reports of a catch of two have come
my way.
Sheepshead are at all docks and
bridges and around buoys. It is a
great white lean meat fish.
The oil spill hasn't come to our
shores yet, and I hope they find a
quick way to stop the flow before
our fishing is at a standstill.
Fish while you can, wear protec-
tive glasses, use sunscreen, be safe
and careful.


FWC assists with oil spill response


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
heard a report on the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico from Gil McRae, director
of the FWC's Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute on Thursday.
"The FWC has a long history of
working with our partners in pre-
paring a response to oil spills,"
McRae said. "The FWC has helped
prepare the Coast Guard's area
contingency plan, which guides re-
sponse efforts."
FWC staff has been deployed to
Pensacola and Mobile, Ala., to as-
sist with spill-tracking, and law en-
forcement stands ready to deploy.
"The slick is growing, and its


movements depend on the cur-
rents and the winds," McRae said.
"We're preparing for the worst and
hoping it won't get to that point."
McRae indicated that no reports
of ill effects on wildlife have been
substantiated by the FWC, but
based on current reports on the size
of the spill, this could be a "pro-
longed event," McRae said.
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the oil reaches our shores or not,
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need to do to protect the resources
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last year, the faculty has increased by five times since the college
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or Bachelor Degrees.
One of them is the Emergency
Medical Services program which
is filled to capacity every semester
by students beginning their careers
as well as by others looking for a
career change, said Larry Linder,
master-degreed faculty member.
Part of HCC SouthShore's original
curriculum, the program produces
Emergency Medical Technicians
(EMTs) in a single semester and
Paramedics in three semesters. And
a full 93 percent of the SouthShore
candidates passed their state exami-
nations last fall the highest success
rate in the entire college network,
Witt said.
The clear need for workforce
training is prompting consideration
of a wider variety for SouthShore,
Nolasco said. At present, she added,
she's looking into expanding the
curriculum to include such courses
as medical coding and billing as
well as a gerontology-related pro-
gram and something dealing with
energy as people become increas-
ingly interested in energy sources
and conservation.
On the other hand, most students
entering HCC SouthShore still as-
pire to a degree that translates read-
ily into state licensure or will take
them on to a university to complete
studies for the Baccalaureate or
higher degrees. One highly popular
example is the two-year registered
nurse program led by nursing fac-
ulty member Jean Stellato.
Open to students who have accu-
mulated 21 credits in pre-requisite
courses including anatomy and
physiology, the class limited to 24
filled up quickly, Stellato said, add-
ing she easily could have registered
at least another three or four who


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were fully qualified. The nursing in-
structor, herself an RN with a mas-
ter's degree, noted she expects all
24 with no drop-outs will be
"pinned" in the traditional, solemn
ceremony inducting the new gradu-
ate nurses, come December, 2011.
Meanwhile, hundreds of other stu-
dents will be completing the custom-
ary early college courses English
Composition, various timeframes
in History, Sociology, Science, Al-
gebra as well as the higher maths,
Philosophy and more at a cost of
$87.38 per credit hour for Florida
residents without scholarships. The
current HCC credit hour fee for
non-Florida residents is $318.35.
To meet the demand, Witt and
his staff recently completed both a
five- year and a 10-year plan which
call ultimately for four more college
buildings and commensurate park-
ing facilities by 2020, along with
appropriate levels of faculty and
staff, he said. Those plans soon will
be reviewed by the HCC Board of
Trustees and, although dollars for
the capital expenditures are short at
the state level, the SouthShore pres-
ident indicated he's hopeful.
Acknowledging he's "a vision
guy," Witt said he foresees the HCC
SouthShore campus of the future as
a pivot point in the South County
region, serving as an educational
catalyst, contributing to orderly re-
development, providing the training
opportunities leading to functional
employment.
In more than 30 years associated
with community college education,
Witt added with a note of amaze-
ment, "I've never seen anything
like this. Ruskin really is a college
town!"
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Mitch Traphagen Photo
Last week's photo of the Magic Beach Motel near St. Augustine,
also known as the Vilano Beach Motel, shows a very cool place.
It has been around for nearly a half century and has been the
location for a television show and a few movies. No, it's not the
Ritz the Ritz isn't nearly as cool. Bill and Margie Galbreath
(great to hear from you! How have you been?) demonstrated their
worldliness and sophistication by recognizing it they even knew
the original name! Despite what some may think, nostalgic Florida
Cool doesn't only exist on the right-hand coast. We have some
seriously hip and happening stuff over here, too. In this case,
we have a great place to get ice cream. Do you know where this
is? Have you personally ordered the hand-made 32 oz. chocolate
shake? Let me tell you, it's delicious and a monster of a shake. I'm
not sure any human should suck down that much ice cream in one
sitting but I had to, I tell you. I'm putting myself out there for the
sake of journalism and it ain't a job for the spineless and gutless
(I've got the latter down pat. Just a few more monster chocolate
shakes and the last thing anyone will call me is gutless). Send your
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tor, suggested oil was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate
of roughly 1,000 barrels per day. That number soon rose to an
estimated 5,000 barrels, or roughly 210,000 gallons, per day.
Satellite imagery analyzed by the University of Miami has re-
vealed that the slick on the surface has grown rapidly and has
apparently caught BP and government officials off-guard.
As of press-time, the eastern edge of the oil slick is south
of Pensacola, Florida. Tampa Bay is not considered directly
threatened by the spill at this time but on Monday was included
in an emergency declaration from Governor Charlie Crist.
The oil slick and the less visible sub-surface oil will largely
move at the whims of wind, waves and currents. It is the cur-
rents that may offer some protection to Tampa Bay.
The Loop Current, a branch of the Gulf Stream, is a vari-
able current that loops northward from Cuba and the Yucatan
Channel, around the Gulf, traveling offshore of the Florida Gulf
Coast directly towards the Keys and the Florida Straits, before
finally merging with the Gulf Stream very near the southeastern
coast of Florida. Based on the most recent U.S. Navy imagery
and analysis, the northernmost reach of the current is roughly
due west of Tampa Bay somewhat south and uncomfortably
near the location of the oil spill. But just as no one yet has a
grasp on the magnitude of the disaster, no one knows for certain
what would happen if the oil slick should move east.
Jenifer Clark is a 30-year expert on analysis of the loop cur-
rent and the gulf stream. She provides current analysis products
for the marine industry, offshore fishing, and sailboat racers and
cruisers.
"If the oil gets into the Loop Current it certainly can be moved
rapidly into the entire gulf as well as the U.S. East Coast," Clark
said. "Once a sailboat caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico and I
received a call about it being sighted in the Gulf Stream north-
east of Florida."
The effects may have already been felt in the Bay area last
week with residents of coastal Pinellas County complaining of
a fuel odor in the air. The county's environmental management
has declared the air safe to breathe but has promised to continue
testing. There was no confirmation if the odor was, in fact, from
the spill.
While the Loop Current may provide a buffer of protection for
Tampa Bay by siphoning the oil away, should it enter the current
it could spell disaster for the Florida Keys and beaches along the
eastern coast.
Magnifying a potential threat to the tourism economy, Florida
is the only state in the nation with a buffer of coral reefs. The
reefs, along with much of the widely diverse coastal wildlife,
are considered fragile even without the threat of an oil spill.
For now, the immediate problem is squarely on the northern
gulf coast. On Sunday, NOAA issued an order temporarily re-
stricting commercial and recreational fishing from the affected
area roughly from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the
waters off of Pensacola Bay. For those who earn a living from
the Gulf, the news couldn't be worse nor could it come at
a worse time just as the prime season begins. The agency
provided a toll-free number to BP for fisherman interested in
pursuing a claim against the company. BP has promised to pay
"all legitimate claims" but also pointed out that Transocean was
operating the rig at the time of the explosion.
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alty at any of these phone numbers:
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will be once you meet this sweet
little Lhasa Apso. Lucy was seen
wandering in a neighborhood for
several days in a row. When no
oneclaimed her, shewas brought
into C.A.R.E. Lucy may not be a
puppy in age but when she gets
her bursts of energy she will run
around and play like one. She is
a bright lady who would make
someone a great companion.
Lucy is spayed and will be mi-
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Pepper
Pepper is an adorable young
black and white female cat who
was brought into C.A.R.E. with
her friend Eliot. Her former
owner was called to serve his
country in a foreign land. She
has been lounging around her
cat condo most of the day and
exploring the lanai in her spare
time. Please give this girl all of
your love and attention in her
forever home. She has been
neutered, micro chipped and
brought up to date on her shots.
C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to 3 PM
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Kiwanis Club showcases Terrific Kids at Gibsonton Elementary
These students showed their classmates and teachers what it means to be confident. They are: Adam
Aguado, Carlos Soto, Allyson Catledge, Nickolas Mason, Hunter Orchard, Brianna Jaramilla, Kayla Ra-
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Be Kind To Animals Week, May 2-8
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one of the oldest special week long Donate and volunteer at your local
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Get back
to the basics
The South County Rose Group will meet at 2 p.m.
on Sunday. May 16, at the Sun City Center United
Methodist Church Activity Hall located at 1210 Del
Webb Blvd. West. The program this month entitled
"Back to the Basics" will present the basics of rose
growing to make sure we stay on the right track this
growing season.
Clarence and Karen Prevatt, both designated
Master Consulting Rosarians by the American
Rose Society, will cover topics such as selecting
the best location for roses, rose variety selection,
what amendments to put in the planting hole, water
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Observations: Winning in a losing game


Within a span of months, Ameri- Just a few years ago, Florida
cans went from being awash in was swimming in cash. There was
cash to being misers ever-growing equity
searching out stray in homes and loans
pennies. The vil- were easy to come
lains were cast with by. Money was ev-
the ubiquitous name, erywhere. Today, the
"Wall Street,"; the new reality and econ-
victims were named omy is much differ-
Joe Six-pack on Main ent. But where did
Street. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN all that money go?
The last echoes of mitch@observernews.net Where is the Al Qae-


the boom have long
since passed and even the mourn-
ful wail of the bust has faded.
South County and the nation have
adjusted, more or less, to the new
post-boom economic realities. But
the effects are visible everywhere
- and serve as a reminder, a living
museum of sorts, of all that went
wrong. The nation is recovering
and with less struggle placed on
mere survival, there is, perchance,
a new thirst for revenge. The Unit-
ed States is a nation of heroes and
villains, white hats and black hats
and, in the collective mind, the
hero always wins in the end.
On September 21, 2008, the era
of American investment banks
ended. Morgan Stanley and Gold-
man Sachs, the last remaining
major investment banks, became
traditional bank holding compa-
nies. Also at the time, the entire
U.S. economy was in peril with
many analysts and government
officials fearing for or at least
proclaiming fear for the horrific
likelihood of a complete economic
collapse. Hundreds of billions of
taxpayer dollars changed hands
and the economy did not collapse,
but the fallout was easy for all
to see and understand. The job-
less rate and the foreclosure rate
soared. Retirement dreams and
401(k) accounts were destroyed,
credit tightened and consumers,
those who still had jobs, slammed
shut their pocketbooks. The gov-
ernment gave billions of dollars
to Wall Street to prevent a further
meltdown; but many on Main
Street felt shut out. And then shut
down.


da of the economic
meltdown? Who is the financial
Osama Bin Laden? America was
threatened the President and
the U.S. Congress said so but
whom and where was the villain?
Finance is one of the pillars of
the American economy. This na-
tion is a world leader in money and
making more money from money.
It is for that reason the fear ran
so deep in late 2008. It is for that
reason Congress voted (against
the wishes of many of their con-
stituents) to prop up the American
financial sector with $700 billion
taxpayer dollars. The fear of los-
ing a economic pillar was greater
than the fear of the constituent's
wrath because if the system indeed
did collapse, their wrath would be
like nothing ever before seen. Of


course, no one knows if it really
would have happened but it was
enough that people with the power
of the national purse strings be-
lieved it would.
Now more than a year later
with the bulk of the crisis appar-
ently in the past, Americans want
justice. We want our villain. It
seems the nation has found it in a
company named Goldman Sachs.
Last month, the Securities and Ex-
change commission filed a civil
suit against (former investment
bank) Goldman Sachs, accus-
ing the firm of fraud. In terms far
too simplistic, it seems Goldman
Sachs bundled up mortgages, sold
them and then turned around and
bet against them. The SEC is say-
ing the company behaved fraudu-
lently. Goldman Sachs is saying
that investors buying their prod-
ucts wanted risk and they got it.
In the end, the company made an
estimated $5.4 billion while many
other banks, and certainly Joe Six-
packs, were bleeding.
Was it fraud? Were laws broken?
Well, it's no coincidence that those
questions aren't all that simple.
The answers certainly aren't. That
is going to take a while to sort out
- assuming it will ever be sorted


out. While it certainly wasn't the
nice and neighborly thing to do, it
was, for Goldman Sachs it seems,
just business. There was nothing
personal in it. They weren't spe-
cifically focused on betting against
America and profiting from the
suffering they just saw an op-
portunity to make money and they
took it. It was just business.
It is one thing for the SEC to file
a civil suit that for a company
like Goldman would probably
amount to pocket change, anyway.
Certainly they have already paid a
price with estimates of $21 billion
in lost stock value since the probes
began. But now the Department of
Justice may be getting involved
with a possible criminal investi-
gation. If there is going to be one
job that no one should want, it has
to be that of U.S. Attorney Eric
Holder.
On one hand, Holder can go after
Goldman Sachs with a pitchfork,
slamming shut all of the openings
that make derivatives so lucrative,
tightening the screws down on the
industry and putting the fear of God
into everyone. He can ensure that
Joe Sixpack will never again have
to struggle to understand how his
401(k) had been gambled away in
questionable mortgage-backed se-






Mitch Traphagen Photo

In going after
Goldman
Sachs or not,
U.S. Attorney
General Eric
Holder, left, may
find winning
looks a lot like
losing.


curities and exotic financial instru-
ments referred to with acronyms.
Perhaps that would be the con-
scionable thing to do to ensure
that there won't be another similar
Great Recession. But in doing so,
he will have to chip away at one
of the pillars of our economy and
our nation. FIRE used to be the
acronym of success Finance,
Insurance and Real Estate. Today,
that acronym could easily be FAT
- Finance, Agriculture and Tech-
nology. All three are what Amer-
ica does best. And if the attorney
general starts chipping away at a
pillar, well then you have to won-
der if the whole thing just might
come down. Which, of course,
could bring about another Great
Recession. Holder, along with Mr.
Six-pack, is damned if he does and
damned if he doesn't. The only
question is: when should that dam-
nation actually occur?
At some point, the nation will
have to deal with the house of
cards that has been built with our
financial sleights of hand. Some-
day someone will pay the next
generation, or perhaps a generation
or two after that. Pay now or pay
later. Paying now will answer the
call for a villain's head but it might
also vanquish an industry in which
the United States excels to the envy
of the world the making of mon-
ey from money; and, even more en-
viably, the making of money from
absolutely nothing at all.
And then, of course, even Joe
Sixpack got some of that action
when he was lucky enough to
sell his Apollo Beach home for a
$150,000 profit in 2005. It's a good
gig when you can get it. And that
is probably what Goldman Sachs
thought. Everyone wants the easy
buck especially when there are
billions of them.
What isn't a good gig at the mo-
ment is that of the U.S. Attorney
General. Goldman Sachs figured
out how to win in a losing game.
For Holder, winning probably
won't be nearly so lucrative. It
may look a lot like losing.


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Gulf oil disaster
* Continued from page 1 B


In 2008, commercial fishing
in the Gulf harvested more than
a billion pounds of pinfish and
shellfish, a $2.4 billion industry.
Recreational fishing accounted
for more than 24 million trips that
year. As such, the spill will now
have a devastating impact on char-
ter captains and could potentially
bring a halt to shipping in some of
the nation's busiest ports.
Even before being idled by the
restrictions, many in the northern
gulf coast fishing industry have
volunteered or been hired to help
with mitigation and containment of
the spill. High winds and waves,
however, have stymied even those
efforts.
Last week, Gov. Crist issued a
state of emergency declaration for
Escambia, Santa Rosa and Walton
counties in the panhandle. The
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection was named the
lead agency for efforts to protect
the state from the effects of the
spill and the state emergency op-
erations center has been partially
activated. Meanwhile, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
has instituted real-time air quality
reporting for the gulf coast. The
information is available at http://
gulfcoast.airowtech.org/
On Monday, the Governor added
an additional 16 counties to the
emergency declaration, including
Hillsborough, Pinellas and Mana-
tee.
"It's not a leak, it's a flow," Gov.
Crist told reporters on Sunday. "I
am very, very concerned."
As of press-time, a slick that
is roughly the size of Delaware


has been released into the Gulf
of Mexico. BP and government
agencies have placed more than 60
miles of containment booms and
have taken other measures to miti-
gate the spill. More containment
booms have been staged and are
ready for deployment. According
to BP press releases, a possible,
temporary solution to slowing or
stopping the flow of oil could be
up to a week away. In that time,
more than a million gallons of oil
could be added to the disaster. But
no one knows for certain. On Sat-
urday, U.S. Coast Guard comman-
dant Adm. Thad Allen said that he
could not estimate how much oil
was leaking per day.
Congressman Adam Putnam,
through his Facebook page said,
"Florida must make the most of
the lead time to prepare for the
worst." Putnam also encouraged
people to volunteer by signing up
at www.volunteermatch.org.
In the Bay area, spill response
organizations, including Tampa
Bay Watch, are coordinating with
the Coast Guard should the worst
happen here.
Eleven are dead in the wake of
the disaster. The final toll on hu-
man health, wildlife, the environ-
ment and the livelihood of those
living along the coast has yet to be
established or even imagined.
While the Bay area is not directly
threatened at this time; the resi-
dents here, like those on the north-
ern gulf coast, have no choice but
to wait and wonder. Where will
the millions of gallons of oil go
and when will it stop? The an-
swers could be long in coming.


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gulfcoast.airowtech.org
www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwater-
horizon/default.htm
www.deepwaterhorizonre-
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www.tampabaywatch.org
www.volunteerflorida.org
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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
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lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
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Yard sale. New items, kitchen utensils,
TVs, tools, clothes, Harley Jacket/
helmets. Much more. Saturday, May
8, 9am-3pm. 6309 Cottonwood Lane,
Apollo Beach.
Yard sale. 710 Tam O Shanter Ave.,
SCC. Friday, Mary 7, 9am-2pm. Lots
of treasures.
Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am-
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Chanda Loop, Riverview. Furniture, TV,
lots misc. Everything must go.
Multi family big garage sale. Thursday
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Books, and some Furniture.
Donations Needed
Please call (813) 645-5255
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(Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.)


Estate. Remodeling. White wicker
table. Bamboo & metal etagere, dark
finish. Ivory vanity & mirror w/ bench. 2
romantic chests, must see. New items
added. 103 Lookout Dr., AB. Saturday,
May 8, 9am-3pm.
Excellent condition. Misc. furniture,
couch, recliners, rocker, end tables,
lamps, dining room set, hutch, bedroom
set. 1213 W. Del Webb, SCC. 9am-1 pm.
May 7 & 8.
Moving sale. Thursday, Friday & Sat-
urday. May 6, 7 & 8, 8am-? Everything
must go. 1525 Chevy Chase Dr., SCC.
Big yard sale. 906 6th St., SE, Ruskin.
Saturday, May 8, 8am-2pm. Lots of
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Estate sale. Friday & Saturday, May 7
& 8, 8am-3pm. 1612 N Pebble Beach
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denza, china hutch, furniture, refrigera-
tor, silver serving pcs, collectible china,
including Belleek, Crystal, household &
kitchen items.
Estate sale. Bedroom sets, dining table
w/4 chairs, couch, 2 Lay-Z-Boy recliners,
glass coffee & end tables, TV, assorted
kitchen items, mens clothing, Tuxedo
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312 ESTATE SALES


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330 FURNITURE
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with hot tub, carport, roof over, new CHA,
2 sheds. $75,500.
NEED A LOT FOR HOUSE OR MOBILE
HOME? This 1.17 acre corner lot is
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SUN CIY CENTER
RENOVATED 2BR/2BA on South Lake. Outstanding
waterfront view. The best waterfront buy at
$135,000.
SPACIOUS, freshly painted, newer roof and A/C.
Quiet neighborhood, convenient to shopping and
community services. $92,000.
FOR THE DISCRIMINATING BUYER. When you
demand the very best, this waterfront pool home
offers the finest amenities plus the convenience
to The Caloosa Golf Club. Call
for a private showing. $299,000.
KINGS POINT
A BEST BUY: 1 Bedroom condo, easy walk to
the main clubhouse. Need to settle the estate.
Readyto move in. $21,000.
THE NICEST 1 Bedroom condo in Kings Point!
A must see. $46,000.
RIVERVIEW
OWNER'S BAD LUCK can become
your good luck. This short sale home offers
3 bedrooms plus den, fenced yard,
upgraded appliances. Verywell kept.
Priced to sell. $99,900.
RUSKIN
2BR/2BA MH. Needs some TLC. Rural location
on dead-end street. Asking $42,000.


BOB GARDINERYI


511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Home for sale. 601 4th Ave., Ruskin.
4br/2ba, ready to move in. Newly re-
modeled kitchen w/ maple cabinets, all
new appliances including washer/dryer,
beds, linens, dishes. Large lot with fruit
trees. Carport, porch, fireplace. Nice
neighborhood. Priced for quick sell.
$134,900. Call Mickey Arruda 813-787-
4451, Coldwell Banker Real Estate


NIW aIrmT IN
KP 2BR/2B Bedford W/D, furnished ...........$29,700
SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. ft .....$134,900
Hampton "Expanded," w/enclosed lanai, new
kitchen, furnished, golf cart................................$64,500
RENTALS
2BR/2B Fum. in Bed ..................................$700 / month
2B /2B Fum. on Gloucestr .......................$750/month
2BR/2B, 2-car garage in Greenbriar....... $1000/month


512 CONDOS FOR SALE

2 Waterfront Condo
1br/1ba on Hillsborough River. Pool,
racquet ball, fishing, gym & spa.
Great Investment $16.900 each. Not
a short sale. 813-447-7674






560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
813-677-5726

565 M.H. IN PARKS

For sale. 2br/1ba, 55+ park. Large
screened room, CHA, large lot, 2 drive-
ways. Access to 6 lakes. Fishing para-
dise. Located in Lake Kissimmee park
& marina. $12,500 1/2 down w/ monthly
payments. 813-633-4353

2br/lba furnished, double car/ carport,
2 screened lanai's, metal roof over. 55+
park near US 301 & Big Bend. $6,500
obo. 813-677-9792


565 M.H. IN PARKS
By owner. Completely furnished mobile
home. 2br/1.5ba, screened room, roof
over, shed, washer, dryer. 55+ park.
Big Bend Rd & US 301, Riverview.
813-633-7369







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

Apollo Beach 3br/2ba on canal. New
pool, lanai, dock, lease. 2,000 sf. Fios
ready, pet ok. $1,695. Hall 813- 645-
6985

Apollo Beach. Waterfront condo. 55+.
2br/2ba, all new appliances & new
furnishings. Heated pool, boat slip. No
pets. $975 monthly 813-642-9881 or
813-245-5151

611 HOUSES FOR RENT
SCC house for rent. 2br/1.5ba, com-
pletely renovate from inside to outside.
Monthly rent $795 plus security deposit
with yearly lease. Please call 813-649-
1599 for details

Ruskin, quaint 3/2 home for rent on
large lot, front covered porch. Couple
or small family. Monthly rent is $950
with signed lease. Security deposit and
references required. No smoking, no
pets. Please call 813-649-1599.

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

612 APTS. FOR RENT
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JACOBSON 624-2225 REDUCED AGAIN, DESPERATE SELLERS NEED OFFER: 3BR/1BA CB house on 1/3 acre fenced
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wood burning stove, nice large bedrooms, almost new washer & dryer, large bonus room and much taxes : Now $75,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
more. $99,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 $150,000 FOR THIS CANALFRONT PROPERTY! Great lot with seawall & davits, and spacious
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buildings. $89,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN WATERFRONT: Very nice, clean & recently repainted 3BR/2BA + Den house, large inside
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361-3672 UNIQUE RIVERFRONT LOT! Close to 1 acre and over 105 ft on water, with peaceful setting and
2.5 ACRES REDUCED TO $114,900. Mobile on property does not remain. Peace and quiet in the always a nice breeze, this lot is cleared with few trees, ready for your dream home! $250,000. Possible
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748-2201 COMMERCIAL ACRE ALONG U.S. 41, RUSKIN: Cleared, zoned CG, long road frontage on Hwy, nice
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dust collection unit, 6 inch sloped concrete floor for drainage, two 10' doors and three 8' doors. Three & sewer on site. $399,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
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For Rent: Clean
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A/C. 813-677-1086

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needed. $150 weekly, includes utilities.
Call 813-649-1599, 8am-4pm.

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8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896

One bedroom furnished, water & electric
included. $175 weekly. Two bedroom
(not furnished) $175 weekly, plus secu-
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in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

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Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
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691 HELPING SERVICE

Your Caring Concierge
will help with business matters,
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813-500-1657







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Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
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813-846-7629
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813-672-9215

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708 MOVERS

Affordable Moving & hauling. Special-
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710 LAWN CARE

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center. Commercial & residential. 725
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Myers Trucking
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
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asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
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topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt,
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813-645-1883

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Dozer & loader work, driveway & sep-
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restoration, acrylic decks, driveways,
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patios. Concrete pumping. Call James
813-293-3822

David the Handy Man LLC. If it needs
to be repaired, replaced or installed call
me. 813-310-5027. Free estimates.
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740 MISC. SERVICES

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Wells 4" & larger. Affordable prices
24hrs service. 813-645-6696 or 813-
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