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Publication Date: May 20, 2010
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Where in Florida is 'Postcards' this
week? Check out Mitch Traphagen's
latest nostalgic photo and discover the
location of last week's entry. Page 2B


Students at Cypress Creek Elementary
are showing off their artist talents with
a display at the SouthShore Regional
Library. Read more on page 1B


Penny Fletcher has discovered how area
residents are upkeeping their pets even
while they are away at assisted living and
rehabilitation facilities. Page 12


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May 20, 2010
Volume 54
Number 17


OBSERVER NEWS


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Green
and
S._ J-, anoles are
the most
common native
species in South-
west Florida
but they are quickly being outnumbered by
exotic species that are let go by pet owners
and breeders which is of concern to wildlife
officers and homeowners alike.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission photo

'Dragons'

in our midst
* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
RIVERVIEW The growing problem of dan-
gerous nonnative snakes in parts of Florida
has made the news several times during the past
few months.
Wildlife officers say exotic reptiles sighted on
the loose are usually abandoned pets that became
too large, or too dangerous, for their owners to
handle.
Recently, Jane Lange of Summerfield and her
daughter, Vickie Howle, of Riverview, had their
own up-close-and-personal encounter, not with a
snake, but with a lizard large enough that at first
they thought it was an alligator.
Not the common green or brown anoles, which
are plentiful all over South County and can be
easily recognized by their long, skinny tails and
brightly-colored expanding throats, this dragon-
like creature, native to Argentina, is reported to
have been between four and five feet long, in-
cluding its tail.
"I've seen all kinds of lizards, and alligators
on the golf courses, but this one was different. I
had never seen one like it before," Jane said in an
interview following her encounter. "I got out of
the car and started trying to get a photograph of
it, but I was nervous and first I shot up at the sky
and then down, but I finally did get a picture."
Jane said the reptile was extremely fast, and
made a strange noise, not like an alligator or a
snake, but a strange kind of hiss.
She was surprised that it stood still and stared
at her for as long as it did, but then when it did
finally run away its tail was strong enough to
knock over some flowerpots in a neighbor's yard
as it zigzagged past them.
Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, based in its home office in Tallahassee,
says the department is aware of so many exotic
lizards being released in Florida that the ratio of
native to nonnative is now 3-to-1.
"We know there are Tegus in the reclaimed
scrub in the Riverview area," he said. "They're
omnivores (meaning they eat both plant and ani-
mal life). One study showed the content of their
stomachs to be almost two-thirds plant life, with
meat and fish only 20 percent."
The photograph Jane took leads the experts to
believe the lizard is a Tegu.
For several days, neighbors reported the ani-
mal darting between their houses and feeding
See 'DRAGONS', page 17


Mitch Traphagen Photos
Theresa
Kovatch of
Ruskin was
injured on
Monday in a _
collision with
a school bus
from Rodgers
Middle School.
The accident
occurred near
the intersection
of U.S. Highway
41 and College
Avenue. wih s -


Accident with school bus injures one in Ruskin


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
RUSKIN Theresa Kovatch, 43, of
Ruskin was injured in a collision with a
school bus from Rodgers Middle School
near the intersection of U.S. Highway 41
and College Avenue in Ruskin on Monday.
Four students and the school bus driver
were uninjured, although one student was
taken to South Bay Hospital for observa-
tion. Kovatch was airlifted to Tampa Gen-
eral Hospital in serious condition.
According to the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, Kovatch's vehicle, a late model Ford
Mustang GT convertible, struck the bus


from behind. The car was dragged by
the bus, stopping in front of South Shore
Signs and Solar Designs at 103 College
Ave. Nearly half the car had been crushed
by the collision.
Chad Cossaint, an employee at Solar
Designs, was among the first on the scene.
He was working with another employee
on a vehicle audio system outside when
they heard the crash. Cossaint called 911.
"She was looking pretty beat up," Cos-
saint said. "We got the blood off of her
face and kept asking her name over and
over again. I finally got her to have a con-
versation with me. I apologized to her for


meeting like this. Then the first respond-
ers showed up and they took over. We
brought the kids inside the shop and had
the bus driver shut off the bus. I took my
hat to keep the sun off her eyes."
According to witnesses, it took rescu-
ers nearly 30 minutes to remove Kovatch
from the wreck.
"I hope she's OK, Cossaint continued.
"I prayed with her and told her she would
be alright."
As of press-time there were no further
details as to Kovatch's condition or the
cause of the accident. An investigation is
ongoing.


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planners.
The Little Manatee South
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system and the Hillsborough
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April 29 during the 28th an-
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entities around the county.
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consensus building a number
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Thirty-two thousand feet above
Middle America, I saw my wife
smile. What made that amazing
was that I was in seat 2D on Air-
Tran flight 409 from Kansas City,
and my wife was in our home in
Ruskin.
The flight had onboard wifi and
a software program on my iPad al-
lows me to log into my computer
at home and see the screen as if
I were sitting right in front of it.
Having that
ability al-
lowed me to
turn on my
home com-


Observations
By Mitch Traphagen
mitch@observernews.net


puter's cam-
era, which
allowed me
to see inside
my home
from the air-


plane.
With the camera on, I could see
our dining room and Sam the gi-
ant dog sleeping on the floor. The
camera's indicator light caught
Michelle's eye because soon she
entered the frame. I could see her
looking at the computer as I re-
motely controlled the mouse.
From my seat in that airplane,
I opened a word processing pro-
gram on my home computer and
typed out the word, "Hi."
Michelle's face broke into a huge
grin as she realized that we could
communicate directly while I was
in the air over America. Yes, a
telephone program such as Skype
would have made communica-
tion even better, but those services
aren't allowed in-flight. As such,
typing back and forth in the same


document on my home computer
was as close as we could get to
talking. Plus, I could see her.
Although I've been around com-
puters since 1979, I'm old enough
to still be amazed by technology.
There was a certain incredulity and
instant gratification, if you will, in
being able to directly communi-
cate with someone thousands of
miles away, while I was thousands
of feet in the air.
Being at the tail end of the Baby
Boom, I'm part of an entire gen-
eration that loves everything "in-
stant." In my lifetime, microwave
ovens have revolutionized making
popcorn and baked potatoes. The
Internet has changed breaking
news from waiting for the after-
noon newspaper or the evening
news with Walter Cronkite to sim-
ply typing "cnn.com" into a web
browser.
But there is another kind of in-
stant that predates the Baby Boom.
I call it "Instant Karma." Perhaps
it is more traditionally thought
of as "what goes around comes
around." Karma is a funny thing.
I think there is some kind of a bal-
ance in the universe that makes it
happen in ways large and small.
Unfortunately, it isn't always in-
stant. But sometimes, just when
you need it, it is.
At the Kansas City International
Airport I waited in line for lunch at
a fast food restaurant behind an air-
port security guard. After paying, I
walked around the counter to pick
up my order and saw a dollar lying
on the floor. It had to have fallen
from the guard's pocket there
was no one else around. By that


time, the guard was already gone
and the cashier didn't know him.
It's a small airport, so I stuffed the
dollar in my pocket and hoped to
see him before my flight took off.
Twenty minutes later I went
through security at my gate and
saw the guard near the x-ray ma-
chine. As I gathered my shoes,
cameras and most of the clothes
I had to remove for the security
process, I caught his attention and
asked if he had just bought lunch
at the counter down the concourse.
It was an odd question consider-
ing the circumstances, but he said
he did. I told him I had something
for him and handed him the dollar
bill.
"Yeah, I remember you behind
me," he said. He seemed taken
aback as he looked at the dollar
bill in his hands.
Yes, it was only a dollar and that
doesn't go far in today's world.
But the guard was a young man
and I have feeling it meant some-
thing to him. Losing even a dollar
can give someone the feeling that
life has somehow ripped them off.
Giving it back gave him the oppor-
tunity to see that sometimes life is
fair and sometimes even a stranger
will look out for you. Plus, I think
he may have needed that money.
Not ten minutes later I was walk-
ing back to my gate from the re-
stroom. An oddly dressed and
scruffy-looking young man ap-
proached me and held out a Black-
berry. "Did you just leave the re-
stroom?" he asked. I instinctively
reached for my belt to find abso-
lutely nothing in the place where
my Blackberry was normally


clipped. That young man walked
across three gates to return it to
me. He could have kept it and I
never would have known. I would
not even have discovered it was
missing until it came time to turn it
off while on the airplane. By then
it would have been too late to do
anything about it and I would have
had a miserable flight wondering
where I lost it and who had it.
Karma. Good fortune. What goes
around comes around. Whatever it
is, I believe it. I don't believe my
actions influenced the person who
returned my cell phone I think
he was a good person regardless of
what I did. But perhaps through the
millions of tiny, invisible threads
that tie us together in the universe,
what I did caused that good young
man to be the one to pick it up. I


believe I was repaid 100 fold for
that dollar. I am grateful that a
stranger was looking out for me.
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you fly safe," my wife typed into
the word processor I was connect-
ed to from the sky.
"I'mjust riding. Someone else is
doing the flying," I typed back.
"I know but it is really something
talking to you while you are hur-
tling through the sky," she typed.
What is really something is
how connected we all are. Not
just through cool technology but
through human kindness and de-
cency. As I looked at my wife's
smiling face from more than a
thousand miles away and tens of
thousands of feet over America, I
reached over to feel my Blackber-
ry clipped securely to my belt.


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Even the bravest need a shove


Life is one great adventure af-
ter another for those who will try
something new. There are those
who consider life a success if they
can tiptoe from birth to death and
no one notices them. There are
others who not only accept chal-


Positive
Talk
By William Hodges


lenges, but actively solicit them.
Those in the last group are the
people who truly get the most out
of life.
Niccol6 Machiavelli said, "There
is nothing more difficult to take in
hand, more perilous to conduct,
or more uncertain in its success,
than to take the lead in the intro-
duction of a new order of things."
To paraphrase Machiavelli, doing
something new is scary. But from
the time we are born, our growth
as functioning human beings is
predicated on how well we meet
and adapt to change and new cir-
cumstances. If we did not over-
come our fear of falling, we could
never learn to stand up. Many of
us have the scars on our knees to
prove that we persisted even to
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desire to learn what was, to us, a
new skill called bicycle riding. But
what a thrill it was to feel the wind
in our face when we mastered the
art. We conquered the fear and the
feeling we got from it was like no
other.
Chance takers are the ones who
move our society to greater and
greater heights. They constantly
push the envelope of what can and
cannot be done. They see some-
thing new as a challenge to be at-
tacked and bested. Does this mean
they have no fear? I think not. I
believe they achieve in the face
of fear because they will not give
in to self-doubt and the defeating
thoughts that come with it. They
concentrate not on past failures,
but on their past successes. This
gives them the courage to go on.
They know failure is possible, al-
though improbable, as long as they
hold steady to their course and
work up to their capabilities.
It's tough to move outside of
our comfort zone, but that is the
only way that we can grow. Some-
times even the bravest of us needs
a shove. Few small birds would
spread their wings and leave the
nest if their mama didn't nudge
them a little. But mama knew they
were capable of flight even if they
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The Facebook Face-Off


The past few weeks have been
rough for those running Facebook,
also known as the world's neigh-
borhood bar. It seems some of the
400 million or so members of the
web site are a tad concerned the
company is a bit too fast and loose
with their privacy.
What is not fast and loose, how-
ever, is setting up your privacy on
Facebook. The company's privacy
policy has grown to nearly 6,000
words longer than the United
States Constitution with only 4,400
words. The New York Times put


Observing
the Web
By Mitch Traphagen
mitch@observernews.net

together a cool graphic detailing
the privacy settings that is almost
enough to make your eyes bleed -
if not give you an outright migraine
headache (http://www.nytimes.
com/interactive/2010/05/12/busi-
ness/facebook-privacy.html).
To set your own privacy prefer-
ences on Facebook, you will need
to wade through 170 options.
Facebook says they are merely try-
ing to allow you to set things as pre-
cisely as you want them. But to oth-
ers, 170 options somewhat cleverly
buried in minutia is a lot to expect
from a populace known for scream-
ing, "Hurry up!" as microwave
ovens cook their pizza rolls.


Flash points have ignited over a
security breach last year that gave
clever users administrative access
to corporate pages last year. More
recently, the company has admitted
a tiny little slip up in which users
were allowed to see other people's
private chat conversations. Oops.
Facebook's success has been
stunning. But its rise from being
a cool way to for students at
Harvard University to connect
to an Internet behemoth has not
been without stumbles or the
rise of critics. Few could say the
concept and utility isn't amazing.
For the first time in human history
people have the ability to recon-
nect with old childhood friends
or long-lost high school buddies.
With a simple glance at your home
screen, you can find out in seconds
what is happening in the lives of
your friends and family. I'll be the
first to say that personal commu-
nication is generally a better way
to go but it would take you all
day to make calls and visits to find
out what Facebook can tell you in
minutes. With 400 million users,
it has become a place where the
world hangs out.
But now some are backing out.
Facebook is now immersing itself
across the web via partner sites
and some people are accusing
the company of sacrificing their
personal information and privacy
for profits. With no subscription
fees, advertising is how Facebook
makes money. By holding the in-
formation Facebook users have
provided, the advertising the com-
pany offers can be incredibly well
targeted specifically to you. As a
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makes it easier for scammers and
those with less than noble inten-
tions to victimize you.
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FacebookDay.com is asking people
to delete their accounts en-mass on
May 31. As of press-time, 2,767
people have committed to doing
so. With hundreds of millions of
users, that small number is likely
to be roughly equivalent to the
number of users who permanently
quit the site because of death over
a week or so. In other words, that's
not even a drop in the bucket.
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is a protest site on, of all places,
Facebook that urges people to sim-
ply not log into the site on June 6
to serve to let Facebook executives
know the power of the users. If no
one logs in, there is no advertis-
ing and thus, no revenue for the
company. With 1,156 members
at press-time, that probably isn't
enough to even impact the do-
nut fund at Facebook's corporate
headquarters on June 6.
The bottom line is that no one
should think of Facebook the busi-
ness as a benevolent little company
with noble goals and aspirations of
changing the world. Facebook is
a major corporation that is inter-

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Given the modest numbers of
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PC World magazine at http://www.
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much sums it up by saying, "Next,
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Miranda Rights
"For nearly nine years, the threat
of international terrorism has fueled
a government jackhammer, c cutting,
away at long-established protec-
tions of civil liberties. It has been
used to justify warrantless wire-
tapping, an expansion of the state
secrets privilege in federal lawsuits,
the use of torture, and the indefinite
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combatants. None of these actions
were necessary to fight terrorism,
and neither is a dubious Obama
administration proposal to loosen
the Miranda rules when questioning
terror suspects and to delay present-
ing suspects to a judge."
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2010

Credit for Small Business
"Unless real focus is ttordled to
re-engaging small businesses in this
country, we i ,It have a tragic and
dangerous unemployment level for
an extended period of time. Small
businesses fund themselves exactly
the way consumers do, with credit
cards and home equity lines. Over
the past two years, more than $1.5
trillion in credit-card lines have
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Airline Mergers
"The airline industry has lacked
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Project winners
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future development of some 23,000
acres between the Hillsborough-
Manatee County line and the Little
Manatee River, bordered by Tam-
pa Bay and U.S. 301. The princi-
pal concepts involve preservation
of natural resources, preservation
of space and character relative to
existing neighborhoods, "green"
design, orderly, timely growth,
clustered residential development
and regional connectivity includ-
ing rail transit, along with opportu-
nities for economic development.
The Little Manatee South guide-
line now is in the process of being
adopted into the Livable Com-
munities Element of Hillsborough
County's Comprehensive Plan.
The award, accepted by citizen
planners Ralph Greenlee, Mike
Houghtaling and Peg Knowles,
also honored the late Dooley
Houghtaling, a former county
planning commissioner and long-
time South County citrus grower
who helped initiate the planning
process that produced the Little
Manatee South document.
Another Award of Merit went
to Tampa Electric Company and
its energy delivery department for
a multi-faceted avian protection
plan designed to prevent the ac-
cidental electrocution of Florida's
birds, especially the larger species
such as eagles, kestrels, ospreys,
hawks, and herons which are in-
digenous to Tampa Electric's West
Central Florida service area, in-
cluding South Hillsborough.
Historically, the mortality rate
has been highest among the larger
birds because their longer wing
spans allow them contact with two
electrical wires simultaneously,
explained Stanley Kroh, Tampa
Electric land and water programs
manager.
Consequently, five years ago the
utility undertook a territory-wide
review of its power line poles,
identifying about 1,250 of them
that could be retrofitted to help


Photo courtesy of Tampa Electric Company
This osprey nest was moved from an active to a non-active pole by Tampa Electric Company.


protect the birds, Kroh said. That
review and retrofitting was com-
pleted late in 2009. A variety of
techniques including insulating
wires, insulating other pieces of
related equipment and adding de-
terrents aimed at warning off birds
such as brightly colored or flutter-
ing materials attached to equip-
ment posing a danger to them have
been successfully employed, Kroh
added.
The same techniques now are
being used in connection with new
pole installations, the manager
also noted, adding "it's a forever
commitment" by the utility.
Tampa Electric's avian protec-
tion program is unique among
utilities, Kroh said, and is the only
known endeavor of its kind to be
undertaken in Florida. In addition
to the planning commission award,
the project also was recognized in


March by the Tampa Bay Regional
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In the master planning category,
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to the Hillsborough County Public
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its vendor contractors, Reynolds,
Smith and Hills and Batson-Cook
Construction, for their judicious
planning, siting and construc-
tion of two new public schools in
the Circa FishHawk section near
Lithia.
Instead of consuming the cus-
tomary 40 acres of land for Stow-
ers Elementary and Barrington
Middle School 25 acres for a
typical middle school campus and
another 15 for an early grades fa-
cility the planners on behalf of
the school system developed a de-
sign that utilized an existing coun-
ty park in connection with the two
schools' athletic departments and


thereby reduced the land required
to 32 acres, said Greg Colangelo,
planning commission computer
graphics designer who assisted
with the awards program.
Incorporation of the six-acre
park in the schools' design and co-
operation in the planning by sev-
eral county agencies parks and
recreation, public works schools
administration succeeded not
only in reducing land use but also
in "good school integration into
the community" and this dual
achievement is what the award
recognized, Colangelo indicated.
The jury members who selected
the winning projects from among
the entries this year were from
outside Hillsborough County with
no connection to the planning
commission.

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5th Annual Phil
Pegley black-tip
shark shootout
Enjoy a weekend of fun, fishing,
and friendship, and help support
the Pediatric Cancer Foundation at
this year's 5th Annual Phil Pegley
Black-Tip Shark Shootout Fishing
Tournament!
Captain's meeting will take place
at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10
at the Docks Bar & Grill, located
in the Publix Plaza at 6520 U.S.
Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach, followed
by 24 hours of shark slammin' for
cash and great prizes!
Fishing will begin at 6 p.m.
on Friday, June 11 and the final
weigh-in, sponsored by the Coastal
Conservation Association, and the
awards ceremony to follow will
also take place at the Docks Bar &
Grill at 6 p.m. on June 12.
There will also be a free shark
fry for all and an expo for vendors
and sponsors. Fishing and all fes-
tivities will be filmed and eventu-
ally televised and several fishing
celebrities are expected.
They would love to see your
group and/or business join the
cause and help make this year's
Black Tip Shark Shootout even
better than last year's successful
event for you, the participants,
and most importantly, the Pedi-
atric Cancer Foundation. They
are sending this out early so that
the sponsorship logos can be
collected and included on upcom-
ing advertising.
If you are interested in sponsor-
ship, participation, or have any
inquires or comments, contact:
Vanessa Carr in Tournament
Promotions at (813) 849-3925 or
by email vancarrl@gmail.com.
Captain Phil Pegley of Fish
Tamer Charters at (813) 416-6296
or by email at amsharktamer45@
aol.com.
Captain Joel Brandenburg of
Ana Banana Fishing Company at
877-SNOOK-ON or by email at
anabananafishing.com.


Increasing Educational Opportunities
for Boaters
Boat Owners
Association
of The United
States(BoatUS)
has teamed up
with Mariners
Learning Sys-
tem to offer
BoatUS mem-
bers a way to
enhance their
boating knowl-
edge or start a
career in the marine industry.
The new partnership offers a suite of six U.S. Coast Guard-approved
online captain's licensing courses, from 'six pack' to master 25/50/100
ton licenses, that can be taken online in the comfort of home or on the
road and at your own pace.
The Mariners Learning System incorporates broadcast quality, on-de-
mand audio lectures, professionally produced training videos and online
computer-based training. Included is access to online instructors, each
a Coast Guard-licensed master who has gone through a rigorous Coast
Guard approval process to become an instructor. In addition, toll-free
telephone support and access to staff instructors is provided.
Upon completion of a course, taking a proctored exam, and meeting
other requirements such as documenting sea time and passing a physi-
cal examination, BoatUS members simply submit, within one year, the
application package to the nearest Coast Guard Regional Exam Cen-
ter and upon review and approval,
It's registration they will issue the license. To date
the system has trained more than
time 15,000 students with a 98.7 percent
Registration for new students exam pass rate.
at Lennard High School for the "These courses are also avail-
2010-2011 school year will be able on MP4 players, Blackberries,
held Monday-Thursday, begin- iPhones, and other smart phones,
ning June 21 through Aug. 13, so you can learn anywhere, any-
by appointment only. time," said David Mann, BoatUS
To make an appointment for membership programs manager.
registration, call the school at For more information, go to
(813) 641-5611, ext. 225. www.BoatUS.com/membership/
mls.asp.


Finding an out-of-the-ordinary
Father's Day gift can oftenbe chal-
lenging. Aurora Jayne from upstate
New York decided to adopt a man-
atee for her dad, Marty Picard, last
year. "He's a great outdoorsman
and loves nature," said Aurora. "I
thought a manatee adoption would
be a special and unusual gift, so
I adopted Howie from Save the
Manatee Club's adoption program.
I chose Howie because my dad has
a boundless sense of humor, and
according to Howie's biography,
this particular manatee spends the
winter months around Florida's
Blue Spring State Park, and he
loves to tip the manatee research
canoe, along with whoever's in it.
I found that to be very funny and I
knew my dad would, too."
Gift adoptions cost $25 and in-
clude a color photo, biography, and
adoption certificate of the chosen
manatee, a membership handbook,
a personalized gift card, a year's
membership in Save the Manatee
Club, and four printed newsletters
and six e-newsletters throughout
the year. Shipping is free within
the United States. Also, each new
member who joins the Adopt-A-
Manatee program online for a
$35 tax-deductible donation, will
also receive the new official Club
T-shirt with a full color tropical
design by renowned Florida artist,
Nancy Blauers.
There are 33 real, living manatee
adoptees with known histories to
choose from in the Club's Florida
adoption programs. Manatees
available include adoptees at Blue


Spring State Park; Homosassa
Springs Wildlife State Park; in the
Tampa Bay area; and along the
East Coast.
Aurora first learned about mana-
tees in elementary school, and she
has adored them ever since. Her
family supported her enthusiasm
and Aurora was allowed to adopt
her first manatee, Sweetgums, who
died years ago from a boat strike.
"Protecting animals of all kinds
is important to me. Manatees are
beautiful, gentle creatures who
can't defend themselves, so I'm
happy to do what I can to help."
Florida's official state marine
mammal, manatees are listed as
endangered at the state, federal,
and international levels. The pop-
ulation is estimated to be about
5,000 concentrated year-round in
Florida.
Patrick Rose, aquatic biolo-
gist and Executive Director of
Save the Manatee Club, remains
concerned about the manatee's
future. "Manatees cannot afford
another year of record watercraft
mortality like they experienced
in 2009, where 97 were killed by
boat strikes. And over 500 mana-
tees have already died this year
from all causes, mostly from cold
stress due to the prolonged cold
weather over the winter months.
That's 10 percent of the entire
known population! On top of that
is the worst oil spill in America's
history, caused by the explosion in
April of a drilling rig off the coast
of Louisiana. If efforts to stop its
progress fail, the consequences


could be catastrophic for manatees
and other wildlife. Manatees are
now widely disbursed in the very
areas that could be most affected
by the spill."
Funds raised from the Club's
adoption programs go toward
numerous manatee conservation
and education programs.


"One of the most important
aspects of Save the Manatee
Club's work is getting the message
out," added Aurora. "I have faith
that the Club will ceaselessly fight
for the protection of manatees."
Learn more about the manatee's
plight, adopt one for Father's Day,
and check out more wildly differ-
ent gift ideas in the Club's online
gift catalog by visiting Save the
Manatee Club's website at www.
savethemanatee.org or by call-
ing toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN
(5646).
Follow the Club using Twit-
ter http://twitter.com/savethe-
manatee, Facebook http://www.
facebook.com/pages/Save-the-
Manatee-Club/66640207299 and
MySpace http://www.myspace.
com/savethemanateeclub.


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Business
By Elaine Brad


At Hillsborough Area Regional
Transit (HART), they're "tip-
ping their hats" to South County
with the introduction of their new
FLEX service in Sun City Center.
HART Flex is a van-based curb-
side pickup service in which riders
can request service anywhere from
one week up to three hours prior to
scheduled pickup time. Flex op-
erates as a route in South County
where the van "flexes" up to /2 mi
on request, and provides targeted
service to major destinations such
as La Estancia Apartments, Kings
Point, and the South Shore Re-
gional Service Center.
As for the pair featured in the
photo, Sarah Roberts has been a
Bus Operator at HART for eight
years. She has an amazing nine-
teen (yes, nineteen!) grandchildren
and one great grandchild. Sarah
enjoys knitting, reading books and
cooking.
Thomas Carter is a FLEX Van


Operator. He has been at HART
for seven years and is a part of the
Hurricane Emergency Response
Team. Thomas is married with
six children and six grandchildren.
He likes to play video games and
go bowling.
The folks at HART appreciate-
both Sarah and Thomas for their
dedication to the HART mission
of providing excellent customer
service. Sarah and Thomas are a


part of an employee base that is the
driving force behind HART.
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Sharon Roberts takes her call-
ing seriously. When I was first told
about her it was because of her
business, All About Paws, where
she performs varied services for
dog owners while they're on va-
cation, in the hospital or having
a lengthy stay in a rehabilitation
facility.
Once we got talking, however,
I knew she also enables many in


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Over
Coffee
By Penny Fletcher


assisted care
residences
to keep their
pets long
after they
are able
to care for
them. "Hav-
ing their pet
with them is


penny@observernews.net very impor-
tant," Sharon
told me, as we were surrounded
by well-behaved dogs of varied
breeds. "I work with Homewood
Residence, Sun City Center Senior
Living, Freedom Plaza, and sev-
eral others. The staff knows how
important it is for people to be able
to keep their pets."
In places like that, Sharon offers
a variety of services. Maybe the
owner can still walk the dog, but
can't groom them. She customizes
her services to whatever the client
needs, including trips to the vet
and pet therapy.
She expanded her services to
open K9 Cottage, a home next
door to hers just east of U.S. 301
between Sun City Center and Riv-
erview. I don't mention the exact
location because she works by ap-
pointment only, either by calling
the office (813) 634-6215 or cell,
(813) 299-1844, or by visiting her
Web site, www.AllAboutPawsPe-
tservices.com.
Sharon keeps her own dogs, res-
cue dogs, and clients' dogs there
and has pup-proofed the entire
house. They have several choices
of fenced yards; toys; a television
room complete with couches and


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loungers; and a state-of-the-art
kitchen (where I imagine they are
fed separately, although I did not
ask!)
But her work with dogs goes
much deeper even than this.
She owns seven beagles her-
self, three of which are trained as
"termite sniffers" for her husband
Paul's pest control business, Go
Green, in which he uses the dogs
to detect termites in homes and is
dedicated to using only eco-friend-
ly products to get rid of pests.
"Just about everyone knows the
sheriff's office trains dogs to sniff
out drugs and find people," Sharon
told me. "Well, ours are trained
in the same way to sniff out ter-
mites."
She does not do the training; a
cousin, Fran Porrier does.
Raised on the very land where
her homes and businesses now
stand, Sharon said her whole fam-
ily has always been dedicated to
animals. Her grandfather farmed
40 acres there, and another cousin
breeds Arabian horses on his part
of the property.
Sharon also has another Web
site, which I found very interest-
ing, so I asked her about it. www.
whatanimalssay.com is about
communicating with animals,
something Sharon has the unique
ability to do. "Children are usually
naturals at doing this," Sharon told
me. "They'll say things like, 'Spot
wants to play.' Or kitty is thirsty.'
Or whatever. But then over time,
adults tell them to stop it, that they
can't really understand animals,
so children learn early not to talk
about it and soon forget."
But Sharon came from a family
that loved animals and did not shut
off her natural ability.
I asked her what she meant and
she gave me some examples I
couldn't refute.
Besides the fact that all the dogs
in the house seemed to listen and
do just as she asked, she told me
she helps find lost animals for no


MAY 20, 2010


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charge.
"I don't charge for this service. I
feel this is how I can give back for
the good life I have," she said.
And then she told me a story,
which I proved out with some tele-
phone calls after leaving K9 Cot-
tage.
Piper Brazel of Cuthbert, Ga.,
lost her rat terrier Buster when he
was about two.
"My husband took him with him
over to a friend's house, and the
friend started up a race car and it
scared him. So he ran," Piper told
me.
Every day for a week Piper and
her husband looked everywhere
for Buster. Since he had been lost
See OVER COFFEE, page 13


Penny Fletcher Photo
Sharon Roberts relaxes outside K-9 Cottage, which is part of her business,
All About Paws, where she provides more than boarding for dogs while their
owners are away, hospitalized or in a long-term rehabilitation facility. She
also has seven beagles of her own, three of which are trained (in the same
manner as drug-sniffers) to locate termites for her husband's pest control
business, and on the side, she sometimes uses her special ability to help
find lost animals by tuning into their thoughts; a service she has always
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UF researchers:

Folate helps repair damage

linked to aging and disease


GAINESVILLE For more
than half a century, scientists have
known the importance of folate for
good health, especially for expect-
ant mothers. But now, researchers
at the University of Florida have
discovered an entirely new role
the vitamin plays in maintaining
health: it helps moderate oxidative
stress, which is linked to aging and
disease.
Moreover, the researchers found
that folate, through an intermediary
protein, plays this role in virtually
every living thing on the planet.
"This heretofore hidden role has
likely been with us since the dawn
of life," said Andrew Hanson, a bio-
chemist with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. "I think
it illustrates just how much more
biochemistry is left to learn about
ourselves and the life around us."
Since the 1960s, researchers have
been studying how the water-sol-
uble vitamin supports the healthy
functioning of cells. They discov-
ered that it's essential for cell di-
vision and replication, making it
especially important for expectant
mothers.
It's also important to proper repli-
cation of DNA and RNA a lack
of folate has been linked to genetic
mutations that can lead to cancer.
Folate is commonly found in
leafy green vegetables like spinach
and turnip greens.


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the National Science Foundation
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from the U.S. Department of En-
ergy, links folate to the production
or repair of compounds called iron-
sulfur clusters through a recently
discovered intermediary protein
called COG0354.
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energy and carry out other vital
reactions. But they are also sensi-
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which are called free radicals.
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pair, and may someday lead to new
medicines. For now, the researchers
emphasize that this is another ex-
ample of the vitamin's importance
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on the east side of town, that's
where they looked.
"One day a friend told me about
this Web site she had seen, about
this woman who could locate lost
animals," Piper said. "Of course
in a place like Cuthbert, Ga., just
about everyone thought I was cra-
zy to call her, but I did. I missed
Buster so much we offered to pay
her way up here and put her up in a
hotel and everything but she said it
wasn't necessary, that she did this
for free and she could find him
from there (Florida.)"
"I just couldn't believe it, but the
next day she called and described
a place to me in perfect detail. I
had never seen a place like she de-
scribed, so I figured there wasn't
anything to it."
But on the 10th day Sharon
called Piper very early in the
morning- before 6 o'clock- and
said she saw a double-door barn
and a red building that looked like
an old schoolhouse. "My husband
and 28-year-old son were up and
in the room with me this time, and
my son said he knew just where it
was that she was describing, but
it was miles away from where we
had been looking. It was on the
west side of town," she said.
They went to the spot, and called
Buster's name. Within three min-
utes, Piper had him in her arms.
There are other stories and testi-
monials on the What Animals Say
Web site, but I felt one story would
be enough for this column.
Of course there will be people
who don't believe humans can
communicate with animals. But
think of the Horse Whisperer. And
didn't just about every American
Indian tribe believe in some form
of inter-species communication?
People in many Eastern countries
also believe this. Perhaps some-
times, we in the West are just too
smug and set in our ways for our
own good.
I talked to Piper Brazel quite
awhile on the telephone. She is
a regular small-town Georgian,
with no leanings toward beliefs
in UFOs, ESP or any of the other
things people sometimes associate
with- well, kooks.
The most important thing is that
Buster is home.
*Perhaps you have something
you'dliketo share. Ormaybeyou'd
rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause: or
sound off about something you
think needs change. That's what
"Over Coffee" is about. It really
doesn't matter whether we actu-
ally drink any coffee or not (al-
though I probably will). It's what
you have to say that's important.
E-mail me any time at penny@
observernews.net and suggest a
meeting place. No matter what's
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The site of the 1989 film, Field of
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farmer who plowed under his corn to
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Hard hats secured, about half of them then hopped into the dra-
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elevated perch in a mining-completed section of Four Corners, the
group joined company officials to discuss the processes involved
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Small Creatures Beneath Our Feet


Saturation
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By Karey Burek
There are wonderful things hap-
pening outside; flowers are bloom-
ing, the heat is rising and wildlife
are on the move. With high tem-
peratures and close to scorching
heat, water is on everyone's mind,
including the wild things. Most
creatures move toward sources
of water and unfortunately some-
times that poses risks. Roadways,
for instance, could be keeping
some animals from getting to their
source of water, whether it is for
drinking or living. They only have
one thing on their mind and it's get-
ting to the water, even if it means
crossing a dangerous road.
Out in the woods away from
the roads, it is a bit quieter and if
you listen closely you can hear the
wildlife on the move. They rustle
and scuttle across the forest floor
to get to where they need to be. If
you aren't careful though, one may
injure or kill what lies beneath the
cover of leaves.
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part of a preserve taking photo-
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were little toads hopping all over.
They were no taller than a blade of
grass and no wider than a penny;
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and again small creatures moved
with barely a sound under my feet.
A wolf spider stopped in a ray of
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the spider took off in hot pursuit


Memorial Day remembrance ceremony
The Veterans Council of Hillsborough, Inc. will hold its Annual
Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May
30 for all servicemen and women who have
paid the supreme sacrifice in service to their
country.
The event will take place at the Hillsborough
Veterans Memorial Park and Museum located
at 3602 US Highway 301 N,. Tampa, /2 mile
south of the Florida Fairgrounds.
The guest of honor and keynote speaker
will be Colonel Don Barnes, Commander, 6th Mission Support Group,
MacDill AFB. The guest soloist will be Charles Haugabrooks appearing
for his 13th consecutive Memorial Day performance.
All Veterans and Veterans Organizations are invited to attend. The
event is open to the public. Tented seating will be available and refresh-
ments will be served following the ceremony.
At 1 p.m. there willbe a re-enactment of a World War II battle performed
in the park.


under the blanket of leaves. Sitting
quietly on a dead branch was a
beautiful dragonfly that looked
as if it had blue goggles covering
its eyes, however, that bright blue
shade was its eyes!
So many things are moving
among us as we travel down paths
in the woods, on the beach or even
through our yard. They are small
so be aware, but take the time to
observe them because they are
absolutely fascinating.


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Students cheer
for Apollo Beach
PTA pavilion
groundbreaking
The entire student body of
Apollo Beach Elementary
School turned out to celebrate
a ground breaking ceremony
for a new covered pavilion
at the school. The project is
spearheaded by the Apollo
Beach Elementary School
Parent Teacher Association.
PTA members, along with
business supporters and
members of the Apollo Beach
Chamber of Commerce
attended the event which was
held at the school on May 14.
Left: the entire student body
cheers during the ceremony.


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


Friday, May 21 7-11 p.m. Cross Creek Band
Saturday, May 22 7-11 p.m. Karaoke
Monday, May 24 1 p.m. Memorial Day Picnic

Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Chef's Choice Dinner
Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings (the best I've every had)
Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry
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All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guest.


Children's drama class offered
Enrollment is now open for Children's Drama Classes for boys and
girls ages 10 to 12.
Classes will be held at the Palace Theatre, 3658 Sun City Center Blvd.,
Sun City Center, on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m.
This will be an 8-week course starting May 24 and will culminate with
a show at the theatre for the general public.
Students will learn stage etiquette, improve, character study and scene
study. Andries 'Andy' Oosthuizen, actor, director and playwright, will be
teaching the classes.
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Wednesday, May
26 at the South-
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Beth Shields Way and 19th Ave.
in Ruskin. This is an informational
gathering for individuals and com-
munity groups, organizations, art
clubs and teachers, who can help
make this annual event as success-
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'Dragons'
* Continued from page 1
on their garbage. Because Jane
and her husband Robert live in a
55-and-up area of Summerfield
where homeowner's association
covenants specify all dogs must be
smaller than 40 pounds, they fear
for the safety of pets left outdoors.
"Rumor has it that a man finally
captured it, but we don't know for
sure," Jane said.
Even after coming close to sev-
eral alligators while golfing and
sighting them in nearby ponds
during the 30 years since they
moved to Florida from Wisconsin,
this particular lizard still concerns
them.
Another Summerfield resident,
Jeanie Irwin, researched the drag-
on-like Tegu thoroughly on the
Internet and found reports from
the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District that Tegus (the
formal name is Tupinamibis meri-
anae) have become a problem not
only in Hillsborough County but
several other counties as well.
"There was another one here in
Summerfield not long ago," said
Jeanie. "I think originally they
were a pair."
Jeanie wonders if someone in the
area is breeding the Tegus because
their skins sell for a very high
price; some as high as $2,500.
Captain John West, also in the
Tallahassee FFWCC office, says
owning exotic pets (including non-
native lizards) without obtaining a
permit is not against the law. Only
if someone exhibits or sells them
do they need a permit, which costs
$50 a year no matter how many
lizards someone owns.
"There are regulations on how
they are kept and we do inspect
once a year," Captain West said.
"Large lizards like the one in the
photograph require large spaces,
cages and access to pools of
water."
While it may not be illegal to own
exotic reptiles as pets, people who
are caught releasing them into the
wild can be charged up to $1,000
in fines and spend a year in jail for
doing so, Captain West said.


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This 4-to-5-foot lizard was spotted recently in the 55-and-up area of
Summerfield and is thought to be an escaped Tegu.


Penny Fletcher Photo
Robert and Jane Lange have been in Florida nearly 30 years and
have never seen a lizard like the one she recently spotted while driv-
ing with her daughter Vickie Howle.


Penny Fletcher photo
Jeanie Irwin of Summerfield has researched Tegu lizards extensive-
ly on the Internet and learned that unlike most lizards, which are
herbivores and eat only plants, the Tegu poses a problem for pet
owners because it is a meat eater and has been known to go after
dogs and cats as well as mice and other mammals.


Ruskin VFW Post #6287

Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday
each month.
Thursday ,avy20 -BarBingo at
6 p.m. MAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 21 Fish & Chips
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 -Hall rented.
Sunday, May 23- Open.
Monday, May 24- Wii Games
at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25- Games in
lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26 Wii Games Bowling at 6 p.m.


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Floridians concerned about ecology of Tampa Bay


The main
topic in
the fishing
world this
week is the
ecology of
Tampa Bay
Fish Tales S t o n e
ByJonie Maschek crab season
ended this
week. Many make a lot of money
during stone crab season, and their
thoughts are about the gigantic oil
spill that may soon hit our shores.
This season wasn't bad, crabbers
aid, but with a change of expres-
ion, they said this may be their
ast season, if our area is hit by the
oil spill.
The stone crabs are caught in
traps, but only a claw is taken and
he crab is released back into the
water. The stone crab can regener-
ate claws. Florida is as famous for
stone crabs as Maine is for their
lobsters.
Looking at statistics in the 90s,
Florida had harvested 3.3 million
dollars of stone crabs. The anglers
said that times have changed now
with so many rules and regulations
that this total may change this
year.


Fred Edwards of Ruskin shows
off the largemouth bass caught at
Lake Manatee.
Stone crabs were served in
Florida restaurants as early as the
1900s. They were known as the
ugly crab, large enough to slice.
Florida is famous for stone
crabs, orange trees, beaches, sun-
shine and flamingos in the minds
of tourists who dream of their first
trip to Florida.
It is not only the stone crab that
will be wiped out if the oil hits our
shores, but also fish, birds, and
other seagoing creatures.
'Fish Tales' were everywhere
this week, with some complaints
that fishing is like ajob nowadays;
it has so many rules and regula-
tions that it is taking the fun out of
this sport.
Happy are the anglers who fish
for red grouper, as they are arriv-
ing out in 80 or so feet of water.
Those who fish for red grouper
need a boat safe enough to travel
the deep waters.
Yellow mouth speckled trout
up to twenty pounds are having a
party this week in the grassy flats
where the water measures about
2 feet. They probably choose this
location to keep away from the
porpoises who would like to have
them for dinner.
Boats trolling for grouper have
been attracting a variety of fish.
Mackerel have been caught as well
as some good size reds and a few
smaller red grouper.
The kingfish run has moved
offshore. Some have been boated
up to 20 lbs. as they continue to
invade the bay waters.
Tarpon activity has increased in
our area with temperatures near
the 70s. They love the warm wa-
ter and are gathering fast along our
shores. Avoid getting your boat too
close to the tarpon schools or you
will miss out on a catch.
Be patient, throw out your bait


and wait for them to come to you.
They seem to be rolling along
above the surface in the early
mornings. You need a tag on your
license to catch this fish; it is not
edible, only a trophy fish. Best to
take a photo, release and have a
trophy made from your photo.
Sheepshead are still a stable dai-
ly catch from bridges and piers for
those who fish from land. They are
a white lean flesh meat, an excel-
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collected cell phones and boxtops for the Florida Earth Day Chal-
lenge.

Florida earth day challenge


Florida Earth Day Challenge is
well underway. During April, Dove
Interiors Carpet One collected 149
phones from their neighbors in
South Hillsborough. These dona-
tions contributed 14,900 minutes
of talk time to deployed troops,
and kept electronic waste out of
our landfills. The goal of the Earth
Day Challenge is to have all of the
Florida locations collect 10,000
phones between Earth Day 2010
(April 22) through Memorial day
2010 (Mar 31).
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and look for the symbol, collect
them and bring them to Dove Inte-
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to help cover additional materials
not in their budget. Dove Interiors
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These kids are terrific!
These students at Sessums Elementary were chosen as April's Terrific kids. They are: Jordyn Smith, Geor-
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Camille Grall, Matthew Clifton, Dominick Lay, Madi Grace, Tayf Islam, Alex Lindo, TKennetris Taylor, Jay-
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The Hope Fund for children says 'Thank You'


The Hope Fund Board wants to
thank all those who made their
April Breakfast and Bingo a suc-
cess. A thank you goes out to
those who cooked, worked in the
kitchen, ran the bingo, poured
coffee and juice, directed traffic,
cleaned up, handled the bagel and
Danish table, greeted guests, and
offered morale support. All help
was very greatly appreciated!!
All funds raised support the
Hope Fund after-school and sum-
mer programs at Bethune Park in
Wimauma. Most of the children in
the program are from low-income
families. Bethune Park is part of
the Hillsborough County Recre-
ational System; the Hope Fund is
not. The Fund is a 501 (c)(3) orga-
nization that is made up of volun-
teers who care about the children.
They work in conjunction with the
Recreation Department. The pro-
grams provided include tutoring
and mentoring programs, a reading
program, a master gardener class,
work with computers, a running
program, sex and drug workshops
for older kids, and more. During
the cold snap last winter some of
the children were provided with
jackets and coats.
The Hope Fund also provides
scholarships to families to send
their children to the park after
school.
Breakfast and Bingo is held
twice a year. The next one is
scheduled for Saturday, October
30. For information or to volun-
teer, call Carla Miles at 634-4268,
or go online to www.the-hope-
fund.org.

You, Me and Our
Skeletons
"You, Me and Our Skeletons", a
one-man show written by Andries
"Andy" Oosthuizen, will be per-
formed by the playwright on the
stage of the Palace Theatre. Show
dates are June 25 and 26 at 7:00
pm and June 27 at 2:00 pm.
The play was originally seen by
audiences in New Jersey, and was
later performed at Hamlet of Bank
Street in Manhattan, NY. Local
audiences are fortunate to have the
opportunity of seeing this power-
ful show performed by its creator.
Quoting a reviewer, "The man on
stage has no home, unless you call
the cardboard box he crawls out of
a home .....this man (is) brought to


life in a tour de force performance
by Andy Oosthuizen."
Oosthuizen is now a resident of
Kings Point in Sun City Center.
He explains his homeless charac-
ter, who is pondering his life from
his childhood memories to his
hopes for the future. "He's say-
ing, 'Don't avoid me. I'm a hu-
man being like you.
"There are reasons he is where
he is. He tells the audience why.
Some reasons are happy, some are
sad, some are even very funny. He
thinks back on his life and tells
them about his life. But he still has
hope that he'll get out of there."
Show tickets are $19, and are
available at the Palace Theatre,
which is located at 3858 Sun City
Center Blvd. in Sun City Center.
For reservations and information,
call (813) 938-5886.


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Maxine Johnson helping a guest select a bagel while Phyllis Ward
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Recently, the Ladies of Simmons Lake enjoyed a morning outing
at Colorfield Farms, Wimauma. They were treated to a wonderful
container and butterfly plant gardening presentation by Anne Pid-
geon, Proprietor. After ample time selecting their own plants the
ladies traveled to Ana's Mexican Restaurant for an authentic Mexi-
can luncheon. Shown are, L-R, Connie Lundeen, Carol Croll, Sandee
Braddy, Anne Pidgeon, Pat Pelton, Barbara Walker, Jan Padgett, El-
sie Shirley and Rose Timm.

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over the phone for past difficulties, so I almost let it go. I persisted over
the phone, however, and told the company to cancel my plan because
of this unethical practice. They apologized, which mean nothing to me.
But then they offered me a 50% discount, which meant everything to
me. I accepted happily. It pays to complain when something is not done
ethically.
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Kathy Champion and her dog, Angel, are joined by members of
United Community Church.

Blind patriot shares story


SCC Methodist Church presents the Florida Boychoir,


The United Methodist Church of
Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. West, is proud to present
The Florida Boychoir at 4 p.m. on
Sunday, May 23 in the Sanctuary
of the church.
The Florida Boychoir, originally
founded by Choirmaster Brian
L. Collar, in July of 1986, was
incorporated in March of 1987
as the Florida Boychoir, Inc., a
non-profit, non-sectarian, cultural
youth organization.
The Choirboys have made
recordings and appeared on radio
and television in the United States
and Canada. They have toured
throughout Florida, to sixteen
other states and internationally to
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech


Republic, Germany, Iceland and
Poland.
The Florida Boychoir has to its
credit performances of hundreds
of folk, spiritual and classical
works. A number of the choir-
boys were selected to perform in
the Broadway touring production
of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jo-
seph & the Amazing Technicolor
Dream Coat' and were featured
in a Nostalgia Network Christmas
Special which was broadcast na-
tionally. For more information on
the Florida Boychoir, visit www.
floridaboychoir.com.
This concert is free and open to
the public. For more information
about this and other concerts and
recitals at the United Methodist


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learn more about the United Meth-
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visit their website at www.sccumc.
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It was a very special morning for
The United Community Church in
Sun City Center, when Lieutenant
Colonel Kathy Champion shared
her message with the congregation.
Kathy began her military career as
a paramedic for the Army at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas. She joined
the Civil Affairs Branch in 2000
to command and be a member of
Special Forces.
As Commander of a Civil Af-
fairs Unit in Iraq, she and her team
were responsible for rebuilding in
West Baghdad. After surviving ex-
plosions, sandstorms and the harsh
conditions of war she returned
home and the doctors discovered
a viral infection that affected her
optic nerve resulting in total loss
of vision.
In April of 2009, Kathy started


fighting a different type of battle
- the one to regain her freedom
and independence with the help
of the Paws for Patriots program
at Southeastern Guide Dogs. The
difference her Guide Dog Angel
has made in her life is a true bless-
ing. Kathy now walks confidently
together with Angel and her new
mission is to "Pay it Forward, One
Patriot at a Time."
This service is provided free of
charge for qualified Veterans. The
program receives no funding from
the government and relies solely on
the contributions from donors like
the United Community Church.
For further information call
941-729-5665 or email www.guid-
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Friendship Baptist
Expands

On April 24, Friendship Baptist
Church held their "Kick Off" din-
ner highlighting their decision
to increase their size by building
a new extension. The public is
cordially invited to a free movie
night beginning at 5pm, Satur-
day, May 29. Refreshments will
be provided. Friendship Baptist
Church is located at 1511 El Ran-
cho Dr. in Sun City Center. For
more information call (813)642-
0911.


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Winners revealed

Francis Salvador poses with her husband Jesse, daughter Fran-
cine and Fr. John McEvoy. Francis was the lucky winner of more
than $2000 in the Saint Anne "YOU CHOOSE THE PRIZE DRAWING"
on May 9, 2010. All proceeds from the drawing are used to defray
the church mortgage.

Gardens

It's time to set gardens again. One tip that I tell friends is to recycle
used water or soda bottles by cutting off the bottom and using it as a
funnel in the garden. As I set out my tomato plants (this is also good for
other plants as well), I place a "funnel" in the hole too. When I need to
water (we usually have a drought during summer), it goes directly to the
roots. I use a lot less water, and I am not watering any weeds.
Mary R.
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Church holds
remembrance


Church sponsors
concert
Vaughn Street Bible Church
in Gibsonton will be hosting the
'Three Plus One' in concert at 7
p.m. on Friday, May 21. This group
is well known in the area and has
some awesome music as well.
Join them at 10018 Vaughn St.,
just across from the Wal-Mart in
Gibsonton, for an evening of fel-
lowship and good gospel music.
For more information, call Pastor
Barry Davis at pastorrobertdavis@
yahoo.com.

Reflectsons to
perform
You are invited to attend an ex-
citing evening of Gospel Music
by the Reflectsons on Saturday,
May 22 at 7pm at New Beginnings
Church. New Beginnings Baptist
Church is located at 8910 Hwy
301 North in Tampa. For more in-
formation, call 813-765-0651.

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less on food. The date in May to
order meats, veggies, fruits and
many specials is Saturday, May
22. Orders placed in April can be
picked up at
that time.
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week for $3 and the music is yours to keep.
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with your friends orjust yourself. For more information, call Kathy Katz
at 813 634 1663.


Pastor G. Iwerks, Jan Burr, Claudia and Don Black
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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes new members Jan Burr
and Claudia and Don Black.


ceremony
The freedom and security that we
enjoy at this time is the result of a
tremendous price many have paid.
As part of the Memorial Weekend
observances for those who have
died protecting our country, The
United Methodist Church at Sun
City Center will be having a spe-
cial observance and recognition
at all of its worship services on
May 29 and 30. The church will
be having a special honor publica-
tion to specifically recognize those
who were a family member or had
a special relationship with those
present. This special program is
open to everyone in the communi-
ty. If you plan to attend and would
like to have someone recognized
who gave his/her life serving in
our military call the church office
at 813-634-2539 before noon on


Wednesday, May 26th.
The services are at the following
times: Informal traditional on Sat-
urday at 4:00p.m. and on Sunday-
communion service at 8:15a.m.,
Oasis Service (non-traditional) at
9:30a.m. and Traditional Service
at 10:55a.m.


CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 1115 a.m. BgBendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer I
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N

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


Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April ............................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Mon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School ........................................... 10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ............................................. 5 PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday.....................................1- 4 PM
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L 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
j^ RUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org
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Sunday School ............................9:45 a.m .
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Awana.............................................7:00 p.m. GRADE


friendship Baptist ChHrch
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)
1511 El Rancho Dr.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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11 a.m. .................... Bible Study
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Wednesday
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
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U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages

North River Church of Christ I
-Non-Instrumental-
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm O ce 9 -7 -
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776

First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *M morning Worship 10:30 AM.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf [- Md-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A '4 i Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
,Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301

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

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


MAY 20 2010






OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER 23


Unity Celebrates
Mother's Day


Tying the knot

Carson Nealy and Betty Todd exchanged wedding vows at Southern
Comfort Bed & Breakfast on Saturday, April 20. The couple was
surrounded by more than 50 close family members and friends who
enjoyed a beautiful poolside reception.


Faith classes forming
Fall faith formation classes be-
gin in September. All students
in elementary, middle and high
school classes should be registered
before May 26, including return-
ing students. A prepayment of $10
per family is required at the time
of registration.
Returning student registration
forms will be distributed in class.


Completed forms must be turned
in no later than May 26.
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 to learn how you
can help.


Unitu '-
U1 W 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


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


Q(nti/e '/A I os GS/ c uzr ofc n C ener
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
SSaturday................. 4:00 p.m. Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
l Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
t 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
Fellowship tim .... T,,.i ,. I.,,;, I.. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
&fodfisLove ."(".SCClUMNC.om
PASTORS: DR WARREN LANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month



St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

d Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J& wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Ministry Church
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


Photo Hazel Martin
Pictured left are Audrey Lauck-
hardt and daughter Beth Ann
Mills with Lois Stone and daugh-
ter Jackie Christy.

The United Community Church,
1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City
Center, honored Mothers Day with
flowers, candles, decorations and a
beautiful message by Dr. Michael
Evans about the history of Mothers
Day. All women received pink car-
nations as they entered the church.
A coffee and cake reception was
held following the service.


Trinity elects
deacon
Trinity Baptist Church, in Sun
City Center, elected Bob Thomp-
son as a Deacon at the recent busi-
ness meeting. He, along with the
other deacons, assists the pastors
in watching over the spiritual and
missionary interests of the church.
They also assist in the observance
of the Lord's Supper and minister
to the sick and needy of the church.
For more information about the
church, call 634.4228.


Obituaries
John Croushore

Croushore, John F., age 90 of Sun City
Center, Florida, passed away at peace
on May 10, 2010. Predeceased by his
wife of 38 years, Sarah T (Richards),
he was survived by his wife of 28
years, Beverly M. (McCoy), son, John
(Marjorie) and family, daughter, Sandra
Croushore-Rooke (John Rooke) and
family, as well as four stepchildren and
families; a cousin, Elizabeth Fischer
and family, the families of his brothers,
Paul D. and James H. Croushore.
A metallurgist by profession, John
began his career in the Pittsburgh steel
industry upon his 1941 graduation
from Lehigh University in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania. In 1947 John moved to
Lockport, New York to work for Simonds
Saw and Steel Company. Thirty one
years later, in 1978, he retired as the
Cold Roll Superintendent.
Throughout his adult life John was
engaged in various civil, fraternal and
religious organizations. He was a
Mason, was a member of the Elks and
Odd Fellows Lodges, as well as serving
on the Salvation Army Board, all of
Lockport. He was also a member of
the First English Lutheran Church and
Emmanuel United Methodist Church,
both of Lockport, and most recently a
member of Redeemer Lutheran Church
of Sun City Center, Florida.
A memorial service celebrating John's
life will be held on May 24th at 10:00
a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church
with Pastor Stiller officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley
Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, Florida,
33573. Interment of his remains will
be held at the family's convenience in
West Newton Cemetery, West Newton,
Pennsylvania.


Ruskin Church of Christ
611 2nd Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33570
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment .......................................... 10:00 a.m .
W orship......................... ....... ... ............... 11:00 a.m .


,,, SOUTHSIDE
vig Peopl. BAPTIST CHURCH
Preaching theWordBAPTIST CHURCH
e t 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
SCO]VINUiNITY 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 Chutch

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- .I I.1., Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
M ASSES
Saturday Vigil M ass............. ........................................... 5:00 p.m .
Sunday M ass............................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily ......................................................... M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatiol ................................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession...... .........Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.




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Ruth V. Depue
Ruth V. Depue died April 30 in Tampa,
Florida. Born Ruth Vivian Hathaway in
Madison, NJ she resided in Harding
Township, NJ for 24 years before
moving to Apollo Beach, FL in 1986.
Mrs. Depue was a homemaker and
was predeceased by her husband, Bob
Depue. She is survived by her daughters
Patti Oakes of Apollo Beach, FL and
Debbie Smith of Gibsonton, FL, as well
as her son Rob Depue of Maplewood,
NJ. She is also survived by her sister,
Janet Dedrick of Harding Township,
NJ, and six grandchildren, Carrie-
Anne Bailey, Robert Smith, along with
Leah, Madeline, Timothy, and Christian
Depue. She was predeceased by her
brother, Donald Hathaway of Ocala,
FL. A memorial service will be held
Monday, May 24 at the Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Edward W. Haas
Edward W. Haas, 88, of Dover, DE
passed away peacefully Friday, May
7, 2010 surrounded by his beloved
family at the Delaware Hospice Center
in Milford. He was born February
3, 1922 at home in Dover, the son of
the late William and Anna Haas who
emigrated from East Germany. He is
survived by his daughters Carol Susan
Young of Dover, DE and Barbara Ann
Haas of Frederica, DE; a grandson,
Gregory Young and his wife Kelly
and grandchildren Sean and Megan
Young all of York PA; his sisters Evelyn
Armor Thomson of West Grove PA and
Catherine Haynes of Ellsworth ME; and
many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit Saturday, May 22,
2010, from 11am with a memorial
service at 12:00 at Pippin Funeral Home
119 W Camden-Wyoming Avenue,
Wyoming DE. Internment will follow at
Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
the family suggests contributions to
Delaware Hospice 911 South DuPont
Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Letters
of condolences can be sent via www.
pippinfuneralhome.com

Marion Chadwick
Reynolds
Marion Reynolds, 88, formerly of Sun
City Center passed away Saturday,
March 13, 2010 in Melbourne, FL. Mar-
ion retired as a hotel convention sales
manager. She was a member of the
American Legion, Post 246.
Marion was preceded in death by her
husband Lt. Col. Joseph F. Reynolds,
USAF. She is survived by her sister,
Jean Bradford, of Homossasa, FL.
Private services and burial will be at
Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the
American Legion Post 246, P O Box
5803 Sun City Center, FL.


Rosa Rio
Rosa Rio Yeoman made hertransition
May 13, 2010. She is the wife of William
A. Yeoman, who resides in Sun City
Center, Florida. Her life was devoted to
music which she shared freely with all
who would listen as she played organ
and piano in concert, known as ROSA
RIO. Our love and best wishes in her
now life!


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Mitch Traphagen Photo
South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center was recognized by the Amer-
ican Heart Association for the hospital's stroke program. Above
with the award are Cheryl Roberts, Director of Quality Management,
Shawn Gregory, Chief Financial Officer, Terrie Jefferson, Chief
Nursing Officer, Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer and Beemal
Shah, Chief Operating Officer.

South Bay Hospital

stroke program recognized


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
SUN CITY CENTER South
Bay Hospital was named an Amer-
ican Heart Association / American
Stroke Association "Get With the
Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Per-
formance Achievement Award"
recipient during a meeting of the
West Central Florida Acute Stroke
Council in Sun City Center on
May 12.
"We are honored to receive this
recognition of our continual dedi-
cation to high quality care," said
Sharon Roush, South Bay Hospital
chief executive officer. "Our team
of medical professionals work
together with the unified goal of
benefitting our patients."
In addition to announcing the
award, hospital officials also
stressed the importance of know-


ing the warning signs of a stroke,
including:
Sudden weakness or numbness
of the face, arm or leg, especially
on one side of the body.
Sudden confusion, trouble speak-
ing or understanding.
Sudden trouble seeing in one or
both eyes.
Sudden trouble walking, dizzi-
ness, loss of balance or coordina-
tion.
Sudden, severe headache with
no known cause.
Hospital officials urge anyone
experiencing the above symptoms
to call 911 immediately.
Last year, approximately seven
percent of patients at South Bay
were victims of stroke. The hos-
pital serves approximately 6,500
patients annually.


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Postcards Mitch Traphagen Photo
The Floridan Hotel on North Florida Avenue in downtown Tampa has seen ups and downs over the
years. It was once the tallest building in all of Florida and remained the tallest building in Tampa
until 1966. It opened in 1927 and it was literally the place to be for both celebrities and the ultra-cool
flyboys training to Tampa to head off to the air war in WWII. Losing its status as the tallest building
in town seemed to take the life out of it. In the 1960s, it ceased being a hotel in the traditional sense
and by the 1980s it was effectively a flophouse for transients. Today there is hope for a renewal but
the market for such things has changed and dates have slipped. Perhaps someday we'll all be able
to toast the past from the Sapphire Room. Tom Christy of Apollo Beach (I think I know what we'll be
drinking for a toast, Tequila Tom! Thanks for the note.) recognized it as did Robin Greenwood (great
to hear from you! I absolutely will visit soon) and Justina Horvath (and I've missed hearing from
you, Justina! Thanks for the note!). This week we have the coolest place in Florida from which you
could mail a postcard. In fact, there's nothing else like it in America. Do you know where this is?
E-mail where@observernews.net or, perhaps, send me a postcard from the coolest post office
in Florida.

Sportsmen save money if they buy early


There will be an increase in the
cost of some of Florida's hunt-
ing and saltwater fishing permits,
beginning July 1. If sportsmen act
now, however, they can beat the
price increase.
On July 1, 2010, the cost of a
turkey permit will go up to $10 for
Florida residents and to $125 for


nonresidents. In addition, Florida
v ..Ii'i.:. I permits will increase as
well, to $5.
The cost of two saltwater fishing
permits will go up July 1. The snook
permit will increase to $10, and lob-
ster permits will increase to $5.
Until July 1, though, sportsmen
can buy all of these permits at the


current prices, and all permits are
valid for one year after the date
of purchase. All permits and re-
lated licenses can be purchased
at county tax collectors' offices,
retail outlets that sell fishing and
hunting supplies, online at www.
fl.wildlifelicense.com or by calling
toll-free 888-HUNT-FLORIDA.


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The Observer News
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Monday, May 31 in
observance of
Memorial Day.
Deadline for
classified line ads
will move to Friday,
May 28 at 4pm for the
June 3 edition


105 PERSONAL


Dr. (Rev) Jack Harrison
# NIPA grant. Professional healing
prayers & weddings since 1981! Call
for appointment 813-642-0189


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260 FRUITS & VEG.


HOME-GROWN PRODUCE
FRESH SEAFOOD
Homemade Milk Shakes Shortcakes
JUMBO GULF SHRIMP
SMOKED MULLET
LIVE BLUE CRABS $18000
Delivered FRESH on Thursdays 1U DOZ.
PARTY PAK OYSTERS $18o0
Fresh Grouper, Cherrystone
Clams & much more!
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(1 mile south of Little Manatee River)
RUSKIN 813-645-5208
Gift Cards Available Credit Cards Accepted

280 PETS

Oliver & Company
Pet Sitting
813-767-7225. Licensed, bonded,
insured. Member of Pet Sitters Inter-
national. References available, email:
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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41,1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Don't miss this one! Lots of left over
furniture from our move. Sofa, leather
chairs, some antiques & lots of knick-
knacks. 2215 New Bedford Dr., SCC.
Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm.
Garage sale. May 22. Office equipment,
clothes, fish tank& household items. 736
First St., SW, Ruskin.

Classified Is Convenient

^Ca Caary's

-u Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
Ladies' TOPS,
PANTS & SHORTS
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
Ministry ofalvary Lutheran church


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE




New Summer Hours:
T-F 9 to 4:30 Sat 9 to 3:30

SENIOR

TUESDAYS

Most items discounted
including Clothing,
Accessories, Collectibles, Art,
Books, and some Furniture.
Donations Needed
Please call (813) 645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
(Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.)

SCC. Huge multi family garage sale.
5/21 & 5/22, 8am-2pm. 1820 Ft.
Duquesna. Clothes, furniture, house-
hold items, books & misc.
Yard sale. 716 Indian Wells Ave., SCC.
5/22, 8am-? Furniture, TV, radio &
odds & ends.

312 ESTATE SALES


Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
12% or more and over
on SILVER COINS
(depending on market)
Call for private consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816 cell (813) 503-4189
S "Yourlocaldealer for over20years"


WE BUY ESTATES
in the Sun City area or
take consignments on
your ENTIRE HOUSE
We also come and pick it up!!


www.ButterfieldsAuctions.com
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549


NETTIE'S ESTATE SALES
Home: 741-0225 Cell: 382-7536
1814 Granville Lane, SCC
(off Wolf Laurel Dr.)
Fri. & Sat, May 21 & 22
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE
DATE AND TIMES OF SALE!
Contents Include: Beautiful
Etched Glass Top Dining Room
Table w/Matching Coffee Table,
Glass Etegeres, Over-Sized
Cream Chair, Cherry Corner
Cabinets, Rocker Recliners,
Antique Singer Sewing Machine,
Side Chairs, Floral Sleeper Sofa,
Matching Loveseat, Wicker
Furniture, TV, Bamboo Bar Stools,
King Size Bedroom Set, Refrig-
erator, Frigidaire Washer & Dryer,
Power Back Contractor
Generator, Tools & Misc Items.
PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE
DUETO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
See You There!


312 ESTATE SALES


ISiLES


741-0225
Cell: 382-7536
Personalized
Service


ILS


Your home will be staged for
best results. Working in
Sun City Center for 23 years.
Pleasefeelfree to call about
the sale or its contents.
Bonded Licensed
Cell: 508-0307
or Eve: 633-1173










Attention!! HUGE ESTATE SALE
Coming Your Way!
Over 50 pcs. of WATERFORD
Crystal! Belleek Tea Set, Wallace
Sterling Silver, Collectibles,
Kimball Organ, Nippon China,
Crystal Stemware, Big Collec-
tion of Tea Cups & Saucers,
Corner Cabinets, Dining Room
Table W/Chairs, Light Colored
Kitchen Table W/Chairs,
La-z-boy Rocker Recliners,
NORWALK Sleeper Sofa, End
Tables, Sony iT Gorgeous
Cherry American Drew
Bedroom Set, Full Size Bed,
Wine Rack, Patio Set, American
Martinsville Twin/King Bedroom
Set, Kitchen, Garage & Misc.
Items. Too Much To List!
Please Park on Side of Sale
Due to EmergencyVehicles.
SEE YOU THERE!


330 FURNITURE
Queen pillow top mattress set. New
$150. 813-447-0420
Sleeper sofa, love seat, wing chair &
ottoman, matching tapestry set. $400.
Upright freezer 16cu $150. All excellent
condition, obo .813-645-4429

360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855
bogeybillsgolf-cars.com EZ-Go Club
Car. New, used, rebuilds, service,
parts & batteries. 2107 College Ave., E
Ruskin. 813-645-1481
We buy golf carts, any condition. We pay
top dollar for used carts, running or not.
Same day pickup. 813-300-0114

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(next to Chamber)
Sun City Center, FL

390 MISC. FOR SALE
Refrigerator $200. Compressor $60,
scroll saw $70. DVD recorder $40,
Wold wide VCR $60. Entertainment
center w/ CD & DVD changer $50. 813-
418-1243





425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Storage.com
Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RV's,
boat's, trailer's. All sizes. 2903 39th
Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www.
littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com





455 AUTOMOBILES
Hard to find. 2004 Saturn lon-3. One
owner 45,000 miles Asking $6,400.
813-634-3601

$Fast Cash$
Cars, trucks & Vans. Dead or alive.
813-626-5733, 813-924-6255 Free
Hauling. God Bless
'99 Ford Crown Victoria LX, 76,000
miles, blue, cold AC, 4 doors. Excellent
condition $4,900. 813-418-1243

459 MOTORCYCLES

Feel the Freedom
& save on gas 2009 Harley Davidson,
Street Bob DYNA. Reduced to $9,000.
No reasonable offer refused. Call
Stephen 813-833-7148 or Carolyn
813-645-7802 for appointment to see
the bike.


511 HOUSES FOR SALE




NEW STINGS
KP 2BR/2B Bedford W/D, finished ...........$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
2BR/2B Fum. on Gloucester .......................$750/month
2BR/2B, 2-car garage in Greenbriar........ $1000 /month

1500sf home on large fenced gated lot.
Totally remodeled 2br, w/20x42 pool in
screened lanai. Perfect for entertain-
ing. Located on quiet. Adamsville Rd.,
$169k. S L Real Estate Services, LLC
813-741-3678 or 813-285-7572
Mira Bay Villa, 3br/2ba/2cg, gated com-
munity with every amenity for active
life styles. Villa has many upgrades
plus huge walk-in closet glass walk-
in shower. Won't last at $164,900. S
L Real Estate Services, LLC. 813-
741-3678

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

REDUCED $5,000! Spacious 2BR/2BA
doublewide, huge MBR, large living-dining
room, nice enclosed porch, carport,
workshop/storage shed, double roof, and new
CHA! Handicap accessible. NOW $51,500.
CUTE 2BR/1BA CB HOUSE. Owner needs
to sell! Carport, newer metal roof, shed in
backyard, and great location a block from river!
$65,000.
OWNER FINANCING 2BR/2BA neat
manufactured home, bright living area, new
kitchen appliances, huge MBR & walk-in
closet, inside utility, relaxing screen porch 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 beautiful,
secluded, has well & electric, and is only
minutes from town & shopping. $59,900.
Owner financing.





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511 HOUSES FOR SALE


BOATER'S DELIGHTI!
Awesome waterfront property in Ruskin,
located on a quiet cul-de-sac
overlooking the Ruskin Inlet. Enjoy
the stunning water views from your
deck, dock and almost every room in
the house. This nicely maintained
3BR/2BA/2CG has a swimming pool,
hot tub, and much, much more.
Call today for an appointment
to see this lovely property and
make it your own! $260,000
WHAT A BARGAIN!! A great
opportunity to own a 2BR/2BA
manufactured home for under $50,000.
Call today to see this nicely maintained
home available for only $49,000
BEAUTIFUL VACANT LOT in Ruskin
situated on a quiet street with water
views. The lot is 80 x 160 MOL and
utilities are available. Owner will
consider financing. Call today for
more details. $29,500







542 INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Free Real Estate Investor Coach.
Let my hands on 25yr real estate
experience help you find great deals
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Realty 813-500-01657

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







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

AB 55+ 2br/2ba, new appliances & fur-
nishings, heated pool, boat slip. $975
monthly, cable & water included. No
pets. 813-245-5151/813-641-9881

Lake front home, SCC 55+. 3br/2ba, all
appliances, new carpet & tile. Member-
ship card for ammenties. $900 monthly.
207-590-1003

611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Apollo Beach on canal, 3br/2ba. New
pool, lanai, dock. Pet ok. $1,595. Call
One to One Video Solutions. 813-843-
2407

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


611 HOUSES FOR RENT
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

SCC 2br/2ba, carport, enclosed lanai,
completely furnished. No pets. $850
monthly plus utilities, plus $500 security
deposit. 6mo or 1 yr lease. 1501 Dickman
Circle. 813-403-2527

613 CONDOS FOR RENT
1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished, Cov-
ered parking. 55+, Kings Point. all ame-
nities. $700 monthly 813-634-1162

Kings Point, 2br/2ba, 55+. Furnished/ un-
furnished. Lanai, appliances. $725/$800
monthly, annual lease includes water,
cable, recreational/ fitness facility. 813-
633-3328, 1-718-738-4131

Kings Point
SCC. 2br/2ba condo. Available im-
mediately. Furnished or unfurnished.
Washer /dryer. Yearly from $650-
$700. Cable /water included. 941-744-
6383

Kings Point adult community, 1 br/1.5ba,
fully furnished. $725 includes cable
TV, 3 pools, workshops, health club,
water, sewage/ 813-633-4007 /813-
928-1971


2 Months FREE Rent!!
RUSKIN RENTALS
(Water & Basic Cable Included)
Brand new 3BR/2BA condos, $900
per month with one year lease.
3BR/2.5BA townhouses with one car
garage, $1050 per month.
4BR/2.5BA townhouse for $1200
per month.






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

One bedroom furnished, water & electric
included. $175 weekly. Two bedroom
(not furnished) $175 weekly, plus secu-
rity deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park
in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

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

MH apt for rent. 700 sf, 2br/lba, full
kitchen, living & dining area & W/D hook-
up. Also room for RV & boat storage on
site. Suitable for single person or retired
couple. No smoking, no pets, references
needed. $150 weekly, includes utilities.
Call 813-649-1599, 8am-4pm.

Brand new doublewide, 3br/2ba. car-
pet throughout. $900 monthly $$900
deposit, water included. Gibsonton,
adults only, no pets. 813-310-1888. Also
available RV lots.

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

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

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645 OFFICE SPACE


We will nt be underpriced!

Prices starting at
$250 per month









661 BUSINESS OPP.
Home improvement business for sale.
Computer, van, tools & parts included.
Lots of customers. Very good running
business. Call 813-418-1243

665 HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Perms! Perms! For short hair. Wash &
wear $35. Set & haircut not included.
Monday only, with Sylvia. @ BJ's Sa-
lon. Call 813-374-0113

672 WINDOW TREATMENTS
Al's Window Tinting. Residential, com-
mercial & (mobile) auto. Serving greater
Tampa & surrounding counties. Call
727-403-2323 for free estimates. www.
gulftint.com

680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
Caregiver/ companion. AMs & PMs,
live in capability & spend nights. 813-
226-7217


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705 CLEANING


Quick & efficient house cleaning. Call
813-210-0578 for free quote. Anytime,
any size we can do it.

Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
813-846-7629
Flat rate $75, full clean

Green Team
Home /office cleaning. Windows
cleaned. Pressure washing, yard
maintenance. Call Dee 813-777-1221.

Cindy's Bucket of Bubbles
Cleaning Service. Affordable, depend-
able, licensed & insured. Free esti-
mates 20% off first cleaning. 813-817-
7488 www.abucketofbubbles.com

706 PRESSURE WASHING


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Driveways *Sidewalks
*Whole House Cleaning
FREE ESTIMATES
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710 LAWN CARE

FloraScapes
Professional maintenance company
serving all your landscaping needs.
Residential & commercial. Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Li-
censed/insured. 813-333-3688

Terry's Lawn Service
Free estimates. Mowing, trimming,
edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell
813-317-7679


MAY 20, 2010
710 LAWN CARE

Montoya's Landscaping
Sod removal & installation. Residential
& commercial landscaping & mulching.
Trees & palm trimming, Free estimate.
Best price guaranteed. 813-770-1881
or 813-633-2485

Flower beds cleaned, weeded, trimmed,
mulched, etc. Call Bill Langford 813-
245-1348

M & C Mower Repair.
Parts & service. Authorized warranty
center. Commercial & residential. 725
14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226



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SProfessional LawnCare Servce
Residential & Commercial
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Landscape Maintenance
Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
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714 TREE REMOVAL

Professional Tree &
Landscaping. Sales: trimming, remov-
als, popcorn curbing, stump grinding,
clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/
rock/ mulch. We barter for items of
value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813-
634-6041 or 813-751-9691

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Myers Trucking
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed
asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
Free estimates.

Pittman Trucking & Tractor
Service. Bank run, wash shell, fill dirt,
topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt,
driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe,
grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep-
tic System & drain fills. CFC#1427021.
813-645-1883

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

720 HOME MAINT.
David the Handy Man LLC. If it needs
to be repaired, replaced or installed call
me. 813-310-5027. Free estimates.
Insured

740 MISC. SERVICES

Exum's Well Drilling
Pump sales/ repair all makes/ models.
Wells 4" & larger. Affordable prices
24hrs service. 813-645-6696 or 813-
220-4572

Seawall Repairs
also new construction of docks, boat
lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck-
er Construction Co. 813-236-9306






870 GENERAL

Firework Stand Operators!
Help wanted. Male or female, no
experience necessary. Excellent pay.
Apply at 8820 US 301, Riverview.
813-677-1874

Local marine supply company is seeking
an energetic, detail-oriented, punctual,
and dependable Shipper to ship and
receive orders and help organize our
warehouse. 813.677.4000 or www.
DockBuilders.com/employment

Cafe staff, swimming programs, fitness
instructors, spa specials & resort pool
monitors. Call Chrissy at 813-649-1500,
ext. 28. MiraBay Club.

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DICKMAN Serving South Hillsborough
INC. County since 1924.
R E A L T Y www.dickmanrealty.com
Celebrating 86 Years dickman@tampabay.rr.com
1924 -2010
NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER!! 2BR/2BA Gorgeous location on golf course
with easy access to nature trail only minutes away. Open floor plan with special
features including: Mexican tile, updated kitchen with Corian counters, formal dining
room screened porch with beautiful backyard. $139,900 CALL ROXANNE WEST-
BROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
REDUCED!! AWESOME WATERVIEW! 3BR/2BA with 120 feet of waterfront and just
minutes to the Bay! Special features include: dock with lift, fresh paint inside & out,
ceramic tile & more. $350,000 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK
748-2201
REDUCEDIII OVER 1 AC. WITH 200' ON THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features
include: maple cabinets, Italian marble tile throughout, 5 sets of French doors, huge
master bedroom, plantation shutters, custom bookshelves, mother- in-law suite. This
beauty also has tons of storage, a 5 car garage, L-shaped dock with boat house for
the fishing and boating enthusiast. $449,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
NEW LISTING!! Well maintained 2BR/1.5BA waterfront condo with a 30' Dock will
accommodate sail boats and larger boats. $129,900. CALL ROXANNE WEST-
BROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
LOCATION! LOCATION! Gorgeous 4.7 Acre Parcel (MOL) in a very convenient
location, minutes from Hwy 674 and 1-75. Great area for a small development or your
own private estate! Well and septic in place. $179,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
FOUR PLATTED LOTS, TOTAL 1.4 ACRES. Close but not too close to all the
conveniences such as churches, schools, restaurants, grocery stores and more.
Corner lot on non-thru street means little traffic. Perfect location to build that new
home or up to four permitted on this property. Call for more details. $133,000. JO
ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540
SUN CITY CENTER BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!!! 2BR/2BA/2CG home built in 1994
has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and
much, much more. Enjoy all of the amenities that the community has to offer and live
close to shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and major highways. Priced to sell at
$139,500! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
$10,000 REDUCTION ON THIS GREAT HOUSE! Very nice 3BR/1BA on 1/3 acre
fenced lot, utility-room, carport, large shed in backyard. NEW plumbing & sewer,
NEW central air & heat, recently repainted inside. No HOA, reasonable taxes, perfect
family home: Now $67,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE ON LARGE OWN LOT: Nice eat-in space in
kitchen, open great room, carport, large attached workshop, shed. Property consists
of 4 lots, owner says you can put another trailer or use space for extra parking!
$65,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT PROPERTY: Palm Harbor Home, high
ceilings, bright living/dining area, fireplace in family-rm, huge modern kitchen. Canal
with seawall & davits, screen porch, workshop, nice landscaping. $150,000 CALL
CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
GREAT WATERFRONT HOUSE, LARGE LOT: 3BR/2BA + Den, freshly painted,
inside utility, screen porch, double attached carport, and deep lot with seawall & boat
slip. Quick access to river and Tampa Bay. $179,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT
363-7250
JUST REDUCED!! PLENTY OF ROOM! 3BR/2BA home on 4.55 acres. Room to
expand or enjoy the quiet. Inground pool, green belted zoned for horses and could
be a fish farm as tanks are set up. $235,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-222
PRICE REDUCTION FISH FARM READY, 2.54 acres, with well, septic and electric
service. Green belted, ready for your horses and cattle. $140,000 CALL KATHY
JACOBSON 624-2225
BAYFRONT BARGAINII Breathtaking vistas of Tampa Bay, St. Pete, Skyway Bridge,
and Sunsets are included with this great opportunity to own waterfront at a low price.
Very nice fully furnished 2BR/2BA condo close to restaurant, pool, beach, tennis.
Quiet retreat with convenient location. $189,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211
Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our
office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."
(Evening phone numbers)
Judy Erickson..................... 468-0288 Jim Grannon........................... 610-3485
Claire Tort.......................... 363-7250 KennAntonelli .................... 786-3124
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson ..................... 624-2225
Cathy Griggs .................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley..................... 645-1540
Christine Nethers ............. 260-6335 LaRae Regis.......................... 633-8318
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201







May 20, 2010

870 GENERAL

HVAC Technician 2 yrs. experience
required. Clean driving record. Send
resume to 813-641-2144. Apply in
person at 608 21st. Ave., SE. Ruskin.
7am-3pm. M-F

Morgan Farms now hiring squash plant-
ers & pickers. Call 813-645-5208 or
813-433-7039

Busy, newly renovated salon. Now hiring
experienced nail techs, hair dressers,
clientele preferred, but not necessary.
Call 813-634-5422

Reliable hairstylist with clientele, need-
ed. Reasonable booth rental. Village
Plaza Beauty Salon. Call Mary or Kim
813-634-5044

Attention hair stylist, looking for a new
work home. Shelly's Styling Salon has
a booth for you. 813-633-3755 daytime,
813-741-3930 evenings.

Cindys Bucket of Bubbles Cleaning
Service is hiring part-time, possible full-
time employment. 813-817-7488 www.
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Now taking applications for wait staff,
dishwashers & cook. 118 Flamingo Dr.,
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along with its sister publications The SCC Observer and Riverview
Current, was presented with 21 awards at the Annual Awards
for Excellence ceremony sponsored by the Community
Papers of Florida (CPF). There were more than 1,000 entries
in numerous categories. The Observer family of newspapers
garnered 9 first place honors.
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