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Publication Date: August 26, 2010
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A senseless

and violent


Rezonings alarm and

arouse residents to action


* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net
APOLLO BEACH Proposed
development of more professional
office space here has riled some
area residents to resistance.
Hillsborough County staff in
several departments raised no ob-
jections to the prospective project
surrounded by large residential
neighborhoods, but homeowners
in those neighborhoods are asking
a number of questions and posing
numerous potential obstacles.
Their concern began to jell into
organized opposition when they
learned of rezoning of part of the
site, an action taken quietly, they
contend, without sufficient notice
to the affected communities.
The situation dates back to a re-
zoning in July of about a half acre
of land on the south side of Miller
Mac Road, once the location of the
Apollo Beach Rescue Squad. The


rectangular structure subsequently
has housed several business entities
and currently is vacant.
Reclassification of the site from
AR, agricultural rural, to CN or
commercial neighborhood was ap-
proved by Hillsborough's Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) in
early August, based on reports from
supportive Planning and Growth
Management (P&GM) Department
staff.
According to county property re-
cords, the site, along with two ad-
ditional adjoining parcels also up
for rezoning, is held by Sam Reiber
as a trustee. P&GM records show
Reiber being represented in the re-
zoning effort by Todd Pressman, a
Clearwater consultant.
At the time of the initial rezon-
ing, planning staff recommended
approval of the reclassification.
The recommendation came, how-
See AB REZONING, page 21


Melody Jameson photo
The intersection of Miller Mac
and Flora Terrace is directly
across from one of the areas
proposed for rezoning in Apollo
Beach.


She felt the first blow as a crowbar struck her in the
back of her skull. She didn'tfeel the second blow.
In that instant, something incomprehensible had
happened. Cindy-Lou Wood didn't expect it, no one
expected it. It was a senseless, violent act.

* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
SUMMERFIELD She did everything right at least as right
as she could make it. When Cindy-Lou Wood lost her job a few
years ago, she expected nothing from anyone but herself. She fell
back on her own resources as a bookkeeper and became her own
boss an independent contractor for companies that appreciated
her work ethic and for H&R Block during the peak times of the
year. In between the peaks, she continued using her own resources,
working for small companies and even tending bar in a small tavern
to earn a few extra bucks to make ends meet.
In the process, she built up a small savings account a rainy day
fund for emergencies. It was something to rely on for unexpected
expenses; perhaps a car breakdown or, perhaps, to pay for what
comes after the dreaded call in the middle of the night.
As an independent contractor, she had no medical benefits, nor
could she afford the $600 per month needed for health insurance.
Yet Cindy-Lou did not take her health for granted. Knowing that
she had no resources to tackle health problems, she chose to remain
healthy. She worked out and she focused on nutrition. At 41-years-
old, she was the very picture of a healthy young woman, but she
didn't judge her own book by its cover.
"I scheduled a doctor's visit every year for a birthday present to
myself," Wood said. "I had them run blood tests and all of the fe-
male tests. I paid cash for it."
She was an attractive and healthy woman with everything to live
for. She had four children, but was most worried about one. Her
24-year-old son is a U.S. Army Sergeant in Iraq and had recently
been injured in combat.
South County has been her home since 1998. When the tax season
ended she left Florida to work in a small town in Tennessee and,
primarily, to see her first grandchild. Her concerns about her son in
Iraq went with her, but there seemed little else to worry about in this
peaceful, rural part of Tennessee.
See A SENSELESS AND VIOLENT ACT, page 19


School year
kicks off in
Hillsborough
County
South County students
joined approximately
190,000 children
across Hillsborough
County in kicking off
the 2010-2011 school
year on Tuesday.
At far left, Ruskin
Elementary teacher
Darleen Johnston
welcomes a student
back with a hug. Visit
The Observer News
website for more
opening day photos.
Mitch Traphagen photo


Condo community wants to golf cart at night


* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
KINGS POINT Resident re-
tirees in this gated condominium
community now are driving for le-
galized use of golf carts at night on
private roadways in Hillsborough
County.
Not far from the enclosed en-
clave of seniors, however, others
are wondering aloud about apply-
ing cautionary brakes to the move.
The subject surfaced publicly
last week during a regular meet-
ing of Hillsborough's Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC),


raised by Commissioner Ken
Hagan. After brief discussion, the
board forwarded the concept of a
new county ordinance permitting
night time use of golf carts in cer-
tain venues to county attorneys for
review. Use of golf carts at night
is prohibited by state statute but
latitude is provided the individual
counties in connection with their
specific jurisdictions.
This week, Hagan told The Ob-
server that Kings Pointers peti-
tioned the BOCC for consideration
of a change that would allow them
legal use of their golf carts at night


within their community. Hagan,
currently running for election to
the county-wide District 5 seat on
the commission, added he met in
recent weeks with a group of about
10 residents from the condo com-
munity to discuss the matter.
The commissioner said he sees
legalized use of golf carts at night
as "a quality of life issue" for the
retirees, noting that quality of life
enhancement for Hillsborough
county citizens is part of BOCC
responsibility. However, he added
he also wants to be sure the Hills-
See GOLF CART AT NIGHT, page 8


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Final credit card law provisions go live
By Jason Alderman


If you've ever paid a penalty for
sending in your credit card pay-
ment late, the following news
might spark your interest: On Au-
gust 22, 2010, the Federal Reserve
Board implemented the third and
final stage of the Credit Card Ac-
countability, Responsibility and
Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009,
which fundamentally changes how
credit card agreements now oper-
ate.
Probably the most significant of
these latest changes is that the Fed
has placed caps on amounts that
can be charged for late credit card
bill payments:
Generally, the first late payment
fee cannot exceed $25.
However, if someone makes
more than one late payment in a
six-month period, the fee can rise
to $35 for every subsequent of-
fense.
Late fees can no longer exceed
the minimum amount owed. So,
for example if your minimum
payment due is $15 and you miss
the deadline, your late fee for the
month cannot exceed $15.
Other changes include:
Consumers cannot be charged
multiple penalty fees for any sin-
gle transaction. So, for example, if
your payment check bounces, you
cannot be charged both a returned
check fee and a late fee.
Cardholders can no longer be
charged an "inactivity fee" for not
using the account for new pur-


chases.
If your credit card issuer increas-
es your card's annual percentage
rate (APR), it must spell out why.
Plus, if your APR has been in-
creased since January 1, 2009, the
issuer must review that decision
after six months and, if appropri-
ate, reduce the rate within 45 days
- or provide written notice why
the increase should still apply.
Other CARD Act changes that
already went into effect earlier in
the year include:
The APR on new credit card ac-
counts cannot be increased during
the first year unless: A clearly dis-
closed introductory period (teaser
rate) ends; it's a variable-rate card
tied to an index that has increased;
you enter a debt repayment work-
out plan and don't comply with
its terms; or you're over 60 days
late making at least the minimum
monthly payment.
Card issuers must provide 45
days' advance notice before rais-
ing the APR on new transactions
or making other significant ac-
count changes. Also, you're al-
lowed to cancel the card before
these changes take effect and pay
off the balance at the old rate.
Credit card statements must be
mailed at least 21 days before the
balance is due. Also, payments
must be credited as on-time if re-
ceived by 5 p.m. on the due date.
When one card carries balances
at different interest rates such as


one rate for purchases and another
for balance transfers payments
must be applied to the highest-rate
balance first.
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charged unless you have previ-
ously agreed (opted in) to allow
charges over your credit limit.
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a previous billing cycle that wasn't
fully paid off when calculating
current interest charges (known as
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For further details about CARD
Act provisions, visit www.fed-
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a great guide that explains how
credit cards work (www.federalre-
serve.gov/creditcard). A final sug-
gestion: Always read all mailings
from your card issuers to ensure
you're up-to-date on any account
changes.
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Sugar doesn't make the tea sweet Elder Affairs SHINE Program


The great comedian Sammy
Levinson was fond of quoting his
uncle who
said, "It's
not the sugar
that makes
tea sweet,
it's the stir-
ring that
Positive does it." As
Talk I think back
By William Hodges upon my
own life and
I apply that
statement to it, I'm sure Sammy's
uncle is right. Just having some-
thing isn't good enough, you have
to put it to work. Sugar at the bot-
tom of the cup does little to sweet-
en the tea.
I remember when I first attended
college. My parents were paying
for all of it, and I didn't appreci-
ate the experience very much, if
at all. It wasn't until I made an
awful mess of my first attempt at
college and then tried it again and
had to pay for it myself that the
college experience became sweet.
My folks had given me the sugar,
but I had refused to stir it. My only
consolation is that I wasn't alone;
there were, and still are, a lot of
people like me; they have the sug-
ar, but don't enjoy it.
I know many people who have
large fortunes and yet do little with
their money that brings them real
enjoyment. The money stays in the
bank and they guard it zealously.
Rather than use the money to
bring them happiness, they spend
their time worrying that someone


will take it from them. Money is
only of value if it is put to use for
a worthwhile purpose. Putting the
money to use is the stirring that
brings the benefits. This is not to
say that one should frivolously
throw money in all directions. Re-
member, I said spending money
for a "worthwhile" purpose will
make it sweet.
Another example of sugar that
should be stirred is people who
have health and intelligence and
yet do nothing to share it with the
community. It doesn't matter how
smart you are, or how healthy you
are, if the world is not abetter place
as a result of your intelligence and
good health. I can promise you that
if you will out into the world and
stir up your health and intelligence
for the good of your fellow man,
life will become sweeter.
Striving, doing and daring are
things that cause the agitation re-
quired to release the sweetness in
life. Wealth and intellect are only
potential power until put to use. It
is the effort to achieve that creates
real satisfaction.
What is the sugar at the bottom
of your cup? What assets do you
have that you are not currently us-
ing? What actions can you take to
put these assets to use for a worth-
while purpose? When you answer
these questions, you will be well
on your way to a healthier, hap-
pier and more productive life. Use
your assets to enhance the quality
of your life and the lives of others,
and your cup of life will be sweeter
than you can ever imagine.


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July 12 Points
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2nd(ties) Marilyn McCormick,
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seeks volunteers
The Florida Department of El-
der Affairs, along with the West
Central Florida Area Agency on
Aging, invites you to join the
award-winning SHINE team of
volunteers. This program helps
elders make informed decisions
about Medicare, health insurance
and prescription drug plans.
SHINE volunteers provide indi-
vidual counseling and assistance
to elders and their caregivers
about Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-
care plan choices, long-term care
planning and prescription discount
drug programs. Volunteers may
also make educational presenta-
tions to community groups and
participate in local health fairs,
senior fairs and other outreach and


educational events.
If you would like additional
information about this excit-
ing opportunity and would like
to become a SHINE volunteer in
Hillsborough County, call the El-
der Helpline at the West Central
Florida Area Agency on Aging at
1-800-336-2226.


Plant Clinics available at the library


Join Hillsborough County Ex-
tension's Master Gardeners at one
of the fall-winter plant clinics to
be held a(
Your Li-
brary. All
workshops
are free to
the public,
unless oth-
erwise not-
ed. Pre-registration is not required.
However, workshops have limited
seating and space will be available
on a first come, first served basis.
Learn more about Hillsborough
County Extension at http://hills-
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Extension? class will take place on
Sept 8 at 6:30 pm at the Bloom-
ingdale Library, 1906 Bloom-
ingdale Ave., (813) 273-3652.
Ferns will take place on Sept
8 at 7 p.m. at the SouthShore Li-
brary, 15816 Beth Shields Way,
(813) 273-3652.
Florida Vegetable Gardening
will take place on Sept 14 at 6:30
p.m. at the Seffner-Mango Library,
410 N Kingsway Road., (813)
273-3652.
Florida Vegetable Gardening
will take place on Sept. 21 at 6:30
p.m.at the Riverview Library,
10509 Riverview Drive, (813)
273-3652.


The Sun City Center Women's Golf Assoc.


Nine Hole League played Thurs-
day July 8.
The game was Low Net.


Winners:
First Jeanne Doherty 34
Second Sandra Hurwitz 41
Third Marty Mallak 42


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Chambers honor new teachers

South County Chambers of
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Riverview.
At the event in Ruskin, held
at the Destiny Church, teach-
ers were given canvas bags of
school supplies and entered t l
into drawings for other class-
Aroom supplies, all donated by
area businesses.
"This breakfast is a great
way to start the new school
year and I look forward to next
Mitch Traphagen Photos year's event," said Riverview
Liz Bannon and Linda Gill, both from Reddick Elementary School, High School principal Bob Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Major Ron Hartley shares a
pose for a photo while waiting in the buffet line. Heilmann. table with teachers from Lennard High School.












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Art Show focuses on watercolor
Allah Baba and his 40 thieves have nothing on the 40 artist's works
that will be on display during the month of September at the South Shore
Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Opening
reception will be Sept. 1 from 6:30 7:30 at the library near the refer-
ence desk. This is an exciting show that showcase the vast talents of
local residents. Most of the artists are new to the art world. This show
represents approximately 2 years of classes for some who have found
watercolor not to be as intimidating as its reputation. What you won't
see is that soft delicate work of yesteryear but some bold color, amaz-
ing textures, and a variety of techniques that you're sure to find fascinat-
ing. Plan to attend and talk with the artists, enjoy a light beverage, and
see what can be done with a few lessons and a desire to learn.


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Last promise to dad

leads down new path


AUGUST 26, 2010


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
WIMAUMA One local woman
is preparing to get out of her com-
fort zone and enter a world her fa-
ther knew well.
In October, Kim Newberry will
spend eight days in remote areas of
the Dominican Republic to fulfill a
promise to her father, Earl Morrill,
who died in February.
"My dad passed away just hours
after he asked me to take his place
on the upcoming mission trip,"
Kim said in a recent interview.
"He went on three of these mission
trips, Haiti twice and the Domini-
can Republic once. This would
have been his fourth trip in less
than three years."
Her father got interested in Three


Strand Cord ministries when he
met Brent Wertz who was picking
up supplies that had been donated
by his church.
Brent is the founder of Three
Strand Cord, which is affiliated
locally with the South Tampa Fel-
lowship, and regularly sends help
to the poorest areas of the world.
"Dad was interested in it from the
minute he first heard about it," said
Kim. At the time her father became
involved, he was 73.
Earl was helping Brent load
pews that were stored at Friends
and Family Assembly in Wimauma
when they met. The pews had been
donated by a Brandon church and
not yet put into use. When Kim's
husband, Donnie, the pastor of
See MISSIONARY, page 22


Earl Morrill praying with Haitians on his mission trip in May 2009.


Condo community wants to golf cart at night


* Continued from page 1
borough County Sheriff's Office
"is engaged and supportive" of the
night time use legalization.
That support is tinged with cau-
tion at the local level. Among
those voicing concern is Sheriff's
Deputy Chris Girard, Sun City
Center's community resource dep-
uty. Girard pointed out this week
that the presently unlicensed use
of golf carts allows drivers deter-
mined by examination to be too
impaired to operate an automobile
on roadways, public or private, to
get behind the wheels of golf carts,
driving them on both public and
private property.
In support of his point, the
deputy noted a recent incident in-
volving an individual no longer
licensed to drive his car because
of his substantially impaired eye-
sight and who then used his golf
cart on public thoroughfares for
local transportation. The driver,
impaired to the extent he no longer
could distinguish changing lighted
traffic signals, was asked how he
knew when to move forward in the
golf cart. He replied that he drove
the cart ahead when he perceived
other carts around him were mov-
ing, Girard said.
At the other end of the age spec-
trum, there's the matter of the very
young piloting golf carts. Visiting
grandchildren of retired seniors
often regard the small, simply
equipped and easily operated carts
as age-appropriate vehicles while
grandparents sometimes view
them as the means to first driving
lessons. It is not unusual during
daylight hours in the retirement
community to see pre-teen young-
sters, sometimes without any su-
pervision, at the wheels of their
grandparents' golf carts or to see
a younger child seated on a grand-
parent's lap at the wheel. Ayoung-
ster must be 14 to legally operate a
golf cart, Girard said.
In summation, the deputy cau-
tioned that it might be a wiser and
safer approach to address other
aspects of golf cart operation be-
fore legalizing their use after dark,
even within a theoretically con-
fined area such as Kings Point.
Some of the same sentiment
was echoed by Ed Barnes, presi-
dent of the Sun City Center Com-
munity Association. Barnes noted
the difference between the Kings
Point private internal roadways
and SCC's public internal streets,
acknowledging that the difference
may make night time golf cart use
in KP more feasible. But if use of
the small vehicles at night is legal-
ized there and then suggested for


SCC also, he said he emphatically
would oppose any such move.
And, it's that potential slippery
slope that concerns him most, he
indicated. If driving golf carts le-
gally in KP after dark becomes
permissible, how long would it be
before those residents began run-
ning over to the CVS Pharmacy
at night, even though illegally, he
asked rhetorically. Once that oc-
curs, he added, residents outside
KP will want to be able to do the
same legally at night in their golf
carts, creating serious safety is-
sues.
On the other hand, in KP where
illegal night time use of golf carts
is not unknown but is without in-
cident to date, the issue is simple.
"It's something our residents need
at this time in their lives," said Ei-
leen Peco, KP Federation board
president.
The first need is the freedom
for Kings Pointers to visit friends
within the community after dark,
particularly during the winter
months when days are shorter and
darkness falls earlier, she said. Us-
ing the golf cart to join friends for
supper in a private home, for in-
stance, may begin with legal use
of the cart before the sun sets but
become an illegal use going home
after the meal when the night has
closed in.
The same type of situation can
develop for residents wishing to
participate in activities in their
clubhouses. For special events
and scheduled entertainments, the
community tram can transport res-
idents from their front doors to the
clubhouses and back, Peco noted.
But for routine activities, residents
must provide their own transport,
their golf carts being the frequent
choice.
If darkness falls while resi-
dents using their golf carts are at


the clubhouses, they return home
technically in violation of law
even though their internal streets
are private, belonging to the com-
munity.
It is this conflicting situation
which has driven the KP petition
for county help, Peco indicated,
adding that residents understand
using their golf carts at night
means equipping them with appro-
priate safety devices.


Hagan said this week he antici-
pates an ordinance in draft form
from county attorneys at the next
BOCC meeting, Wednesday, Sep-
tember 1. On this schedule, a pub-
lic hearing on the proposed ordi-
nance could be held September 22,
he added. Such an ordinance likely
would be applicable throughout
the county.
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Floridians make their voices heard
What could go down as one of the most expensive, if not most contentious, primary battles in Florida
history, ended on Tuesday as Floridians made their voices heard in the primary elections on Tuesday,
deciding their party's candidates for the general election on November 2. Above, a voter makes his
ballot choices at Precint 909 in Sun City Center. Under gray and rainy skies, poll workers described
the voting traffic as slow but steady. For complete results of Tuesday's vote, visit our website at
www.observernews.net or pick up next week's Observer News, SCC Observer or Riverview Current
anywhere in South Hillsborough.


Hone your communication skills


SouthShore Toastmaster's Club
meets an hour earlier 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of the month from 8:30-
10a.m.
Practice your communication
skills and become more effective
on the job and in interpersonal re-
lationships.
The club meets at the Trinity
Baptist church on the corer of
Del Webb West and SR 674. Walk-


in guests are always welcome.
Guests are encouraged to attend at
least two meetings before making
the decision to join. Enter via the
center doors on the northwest side
of the church by 8:15, so you can
be paired with a member. All are
welcome.
The SouthShore Toastmaster's
Club is a nonprofit educational as-
sociation of people who meet to


hone their speaking, listening and
leadership skills-or to just main-
tain the skills they have. These
skills can assist in job hunting,
achieving a promotion/goal, net-
working or becoming an all over
better communicator. Toastmas-
ters clubs network throughout the
world, dedicated to helping people
become better communicators.


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South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672's
Upcoming Activities
Every Wednesday Best spaghetti in town for $7 includes all-
you- can -eat for all Elks and their guests. Music
by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Every Thursday Fun Night with Wii games
available all evening until closing.
Every Friday Seafood and sandwiches for
all Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Kara-
oke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. lSll
Monday, August 30 Poor Man's Dinner for
$5 advance and $6 at the door for all Elks and
their guests. Menu: Chicken ala King, homemade biscuits, mashed
potatoes
September 6 Labor Day Celebration for all Elks and their guests
4p.m., for $6. Menu: Hot Dogs Hamburgers, Potato Salad and
Baked Beans. There will also be games, music and prizes.



Life Is A Ball, After All?
by Nancy Porter-Thai
Balls don't have it easy. They are kicked, punted, slammed, bounced,
hit, and flung through hoops. Our world is obsessed with the ball. Fu-
tures, careers, memberships, and scholarships are made and lost, around
the activity of a ball. Trophies, ribbons, medals, jackets and rings are
rewards for carrying a ball into excellence. I don't know of anything
else in our culture that demands so much time, effort and money.
Athletes are paid big bucks because of their experience and expertise
with the ball. Fans worship the ball and revel and cheer when it's in the
right hands making the right moves. We stand in line for hours and pay
ridiculous prices to see a ball go over a net, through a goal, in a hole,
through a goalie, and wherever else balls go to make it big.
Avid fans bet money on a ball, sit in stands in freezing weather, fry in
the heat, or get soaked in the rain, just to be a part of some adventure
centered on a ball. Sports enthusiasts spend days and nights in front
of the television looking at the final destination of a ball. Scheduled
television programming could be delayed or canceled awaiting a ball's
last move. Our nation's fans love being a part of the travels of balls and
follow them everywhere.
The ball mania begins with the little tykes. Parents start driving little
leaguers to their ball games all over the city before children have their
second teeth. Meals are postponed, consumed, or missed completely,
on the whim of a ball and a call of a coach. When attending their kids'
games, seemingly genteel parents can throw tantrums they would never
tolerate in their own children, all because of the bounce of a ball.
Monday night football, Saturday golf matches and Sunday tennis keep
fans glued to their television sets and away from their family and
spouses. Divorce lawyers make a fortune off obsessions
with the ball. Let us unite and call a time-out.
Let's give all the beat-up balls a much


needed rest and go on a family
outing. It could really
be a ball!


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I was very hard to convince


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I used to work with someone
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groceries and
often used
coupons to
stock up on
gifts for her
children'
birthday par-
ties and other
events.
Now, I
know you
can save a
dollar or two
on items by


cutting out coupons for things on
your shopping list, especially in
the grocery store. But the problem
with that is usually that you end up
buying things that aren't on your
list and not getting the things you
really need.
I mean, what's the sense of hav-
ing 12 boxes of macaroni and
cheese when you're on a low-carb
diet or two large containers of the
same flavor of ice cream when one
person in your household likes one
flavor and someone else prefers
another kind?
Still, when I walked into my son's
house two Sundays ago and found
both he and his wife clipping cou-
pons at their kitchen table, I asked
just how much they expected to


save. Parents of three children and
both gone every day at work, I fig-
ured the savings had to be pretty
hefty to take time away from their
Sunday afternoon.
I was right. They were saving
between $100 and $150 a trip, and
they had just started "couponing."
Later that week I found a fam-
ily that was more experienced
and was shocked at the grocery
receipts they showed me Aug. 22.
One started at more than $300 but
had been reduced to under $100 by
using coupons.
Now that kind of saving is worth
some effort.
Of course, you have to be willing
to seek the coupons out, develop
a filing system, and keep track of
what's on sale from weekly flyers
and newspaper ads. But for a sav-
ings of several hundred dollars a
month for a family of four or five,
I'd say that's a small price to pay,
even though I am always extreme-
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Loren and Shane Penny of
Ruskin met me last Sunday after-
noon at Loren's mother's home in
Ruskin. They said their cabinets
had overflowed and they were
now using hers.
Loren's mom, Maggie Bubel,
showed me their stockpile. Cabi-
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hamburger helper, spaghetti sauce,
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method from friends in her clog-
ging class, and had since taken a
free class on it, which was given
as a special event at the Museum
of Science and Industry over the
summer and is given on a regular
basis at some churches in the area.
Schedules for these are listed at
www.truecouponing.com.
But Web sites abound on the
subject if you Google them. For
the purpose of this column, I'm
not going to mention any particu-
lar grocery stores, but be sure and
ask yours if they accept competi-
tor's coupons. If they do, you're
already one step ahead!
There are two ways to start col-
lecting coupons; from flyers and
newspapers and by printing them
off the Internet, either from the
manufacturer's Web site or from
your grocery store's site.
By combining the right coupon
strategy, shoppers are even able to
obtain some items free.
Some store Web sites tell you
what will be on sale the follow-
ing week. If you have a stock of
coupons (the families I visited file
them in an expansion folder by
date of the publication in which
they appeared or the date on which
they were available on the Web)
and there's a "buy one get one
free" coming up, you can buy two,
use a coupon on each, and end up
paying only a few cents, or per-
haps nothing for the item.
I never knew a coupon was good
on a free item but a manufactur-
er's coupon is always good on that
item. Now some store coupons say
"not to be doubled or used with an-
other coupon" but all stores don't
mark their coupons that way. So if
you find a store with a store flyer,
have its coupon, plus the manu-
facturer's coupon and then can get
the item when its on sale, you can
actually get a credit toward your
total bill because the store ends up
owing you for buying it.
Yes. This is true, and best of all,
it's completely legal.
I called Publix's home office in
Lakeland and Winn-Dixie's home
See OVER COFFEE, page 14


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County's Code Enforcement cleans up
Wimauma area
Hillsborough County's Code Enforcement Officers converged on the
Wimauma area last week for a clean-up campaign to help reduce prop-
erty crime and violent crimes and create a safer environment for the
families who live in the area.
The officers, including members of Code Enforcement's Law
Enforcement Liaison Team, accompanied by deputies from the Hills-
borough County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit, and the County's
Animal Services Division, launched the inspection on Aug. 19 to
clean-up the area of unsightly debris and trash, and record gang graffiti
painted on buildings, stop signs and street signs. The effort focused on
the area surrounded by Maple Mex Street, Hillsborough Lane, Hills-
borough Road and River Road.
In all, Code Enforcement posted condemned notices on six buildings,
and issued more than 350 citations for violations including overgrowth,
inoperable vehicles, and trash.
Code Enforcement will return in three weeks for reinspection to make
sure the violations have been addressed. If not, the violations could be
sent to the Code Enforcement Board where fines may be levied as a
lien against the offender's property.
To report a possible Code violation, call Hillsborough County Code
Enforcement at (813) 274-6600 or log onto www.hillsboroughcounty.
org/hcce and click on the "Online Services" link on the left side of the
page. You can remain anonymous. To view the 12 most comment Code
violations, click on "Publications" to see the Dirty Dozen brochure.
For more information, call Carol Michel, Community Relations
Coordinator, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement at 276-2033.


Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Inspector posts a
condemned notice on a mobile home on Willow Road.


Democratic Club to Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
meet offers free helmets to kids


The East Hillsborough Coun-
ty Democratic Club meets the
2nd Tuesday of every month at
Giordano's Restaurant, located at
11310 Causeway Blvd., Brandon.
The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, Sept. 14. RSVP by
email: EHCDClub@yahoo.com.
New members are
invited
Ruskin and Wimauma area resi-
dents who are interested in join-
ing the Marine Corps League,
Riverview Detachment 1226, call
Ron Budd at 478-3629 for an
application or more information.


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streets, sidewalks and trails of Jacksonville and across the entire state,
the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is offering free helmets to
Florida families.
The helmets will help prevent head injury, which is a leading cause
of epilepsy and seizure disorders, especially in children. About 360,000
Floridians are diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. Na-
tionally, seizure-related injuries kill more than 42,000 Americans each
year.
The EFOF also provides important information to order a helmet that
fits correctly, as well as offering a variety of bike-riding safety tips.
"Riding a bike is a great activity for kids and families, but it's very
important to stay safe," said Karen Basha Egozi, EFOF chief executive
officer.
"We're very pleased to offer free helmets to avoid head injuries that
could cause epilepsy and many other serious conditions."
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sock that has a hole starting, a t-shirt that has a hole under the arm, etc.
When I have time, I get my sewing kit out and go to work. I may only
have time to sew one or two item at that moment, but I seem to keep
the pile to a minimum. The kids are always happy when they see their
item has arrived back in their closet and is ready to wear again. Also, my
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The Summerfield Ladies' Club
will be celebrating with a Red,
White and Blue luncheon on
Thursday, Sept. 2. After a brief
business meeting the ladies will be
singing patriotic songs and enjoy-
ing a delicious lunch. The meeting
begins at 11 a.m. at the Commu-
nity Center, 13011 Summerfield
Blvd. All ladies of the community
are welcome. For more informa-
tion, call Martha at 677-4610.
The Summerfield Ladies' Club
will be car pooling to Bradenton
and Millers Amish Restaurant on
Thursday, Sept. 16. If you are in-
terested in joining this group for
the trip, call Martha at 677-4610
for details. There will also be a
stop at an 'Outlet Card Shoppe'
on the return to Riverview. This
promises to be a fun outing, so
why not join in the fun.
The Summerfield Ladies' Club
has another Bingo Party scheduled
for Thursday, Sept. 30 with the fun
beginning at 11 a.m. Under the
direction of Marie Carr this has
become one of the most attended
gathering for the ladies with ev-
eryone enjoying it so very much.
Bring your own sandwich as bev-
erages and dessert will be served.
Attend and have a great 'Bingo'
afternoon.

Congratulations to
Margaret Oggerro
Margaret Oggerro was awarded
the 2010 PRISM Exemplary
Science Teacher Award for Hills-
borough County.
Margaret is the Science Depart-
ment Head at Lennard High and
has been a part of the faculty since
the school opened.


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AUGUST 26, 2010






AUGUST 26, 2010

Lunch in the swamp


I was invited to have lunch in a
nearby pre-
serve that is
known for
its swampy
habitat.
LThe air is
thick and
hot, so the
Saturation last thing I
Point want to do
By Karey Burek is sit out-
side in a
steamy swamp and try to enjoy a
picnic lunch. However, to my sur-
prise the shade offered a reprieve
and a slight breeze took the stifling
heat to a more comfortable level.
I am glad I took my friend up
on the offer to enjoy a leisurely
Sunday afternoon lunch outdoors


because the wildlife was abundant
and quite active. As we sat in the
shade and enjoyed our food, drag-
onflies buzzed around us flying in
pairs just above the stagnant pond.
There were huge bees flying by
and landing on the water flow-
ers that peppered the edge of the
body of water. The flowers were
a light violet and smelled very
sweet. There were cardinals call-
ing to one another from the trees
and we could see the bright red of
the males from where we were sit-
ting.
As we strolled around the edge of
the pond, we heard some rustling
on the other side of the big body
of water. To our surprise, quite a
few deer walked by munching on
some grass and then disappeared


There are many fresh water
spots and bodies of water in
Florida

into the wooded habitat just be-
yond the bank of the water. One
of the most interesting things we
observed was the fish. Usually
in swampy water it is hard to see
fish even if they are just below the
surface due to the brownish color
of the water, but we noticed some
large white shapes coming to the
surface; huge fish took shape and
swam to where we were standing.
They took turns swimming around
one another and they looked as
if they were watching us just as
we were watching them. These
particular fish were experienced
because they were above average
size for a small pond, at least 2 to 3
feet in length. They were the big-
gest fish I have seen in fresh water
in a long time. Even though it is
hot and sometimes unbearably so,
it is worth it to spend even a short
time outdoors admiring nature at
its most active. You never know
what you are going to see.


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Florida's commercial spiny lobster season is


off to great start
Early indicators are pointing to a
good spiny lobster season, say Flor-
ida's commercial fishermen who
began harvesting the prized seafood
delicacy earlier this month.
Florida's commercial spiny lobster
season opened August 6 and runs
through March 31. Spiny lobster
is one of Florida's top commercial
seafood products in dockside value.
Ranking third behind shrimp and
stone crab claws, Florida's spiny
lobster harvest was $13.2 million
last season. The bulk of the harvest
comes from Monroe, Miami-Dade
and Broward counties.
Spiny lobsters are abundant in
supply and demand is strong, ac-
cording to several of the state's
largest lobster producers who pro-
vided data to the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson said the
optimistic outlook for the spiny lob-
ster season was welcome news for
the state's seafood industry, which
experienced sales declines due to
extensive news coverage of the
Gulf oil spill during the spring and
summer.
"The opening of Florida's com-
mercial spiny lobster harvest is
always a much anticipated event,
and this year's is especially mean-
ingful," Bronson said. "I hope that
consumers will pay a visit to their
local seafood market or restaurant
and enjoy this Florida favorite that
is now being harvested from the


pristine waters off Florida's south-
ern peninsula."
The spiny lobster (Panulirus ar-
gus) is a crustacean related to crabs,
shrimp, crayfish and the Spanish
lobster. In Florida, the spiny lobster
is caught off the Keys and around
the southern tip of the state from
waters of the Atlantic Ocean near
the Florida Reef Tract.
The spiny lobster is characterized
by numerous spines on the body,
two large, hooked horns over the
eyes, a pair of long jointed anten-
nae and five pairs of walking legs.
It has mottled coloring of yellow,
brown, orange and blue markings
over the body and tail. The tail
is segmented and can be rapidly
curled under the body to propel the
lobster backward.
Spiny lobsters are harvested us-
ing special traps at depths of 6 to
300 feet and are usually landed live.
They are marketed as whole lobster,
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Divers swim back in time in North Port spring


AUGUST 26, 2010


* By MIICH IRKAPHAGLN
mitch@observernews.net
NORTH PORT, FL Just a
few miles from the constant din of
Interstate 75, and only a short dis-
tance down a two-lane road with
a convenience store and strip mall,
lies a portal to Florida's ancient
history. To the casual observer,
it would appear to be a pond sur-
rounded by scrub palms and white
oak trees. In all likelihood, it looks
much the same today as it did over
100 years ago.
But go back 100 centuries and
there would be a different story to


tell. The pond, known
as Little Salt Spring
in North Port, is a
sinkhole. Ten thou-
sand years ago the
water level was ap-
proximately 90 feet
lower than it is today
revealing a dry ledge.
Today, that ledge has
the potential to yield


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what could be a very rare vault of
artifacts from our distant human
ancestors.
"In archeology you never say
you found the earliest of anything
because somebody can go out and
find something from a little bit
earlier," said Dr. John Gifford,
a marine archeologist with the
Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science at the Uni-
versity of Miami. "Essentially,
we're looking for evidence that
pushes back humans being here a
few thousand years. We brought
up three items just now from the
90 foot ledge at Little Salt Spring.
These have undoubtably been
underwater for 9 or 10 thousand
years."


Over Coffee
* Continued from page 11
office in Jacksonville. Both public
relations departments were very
cooperative. They agreed that us-
ing coupons is just as good as us-
ing cash because manufacturers
reimburse them for their coupons
and store loyalty keeps custom-
ers who feel they're getting good
deals coming back.
Dollar General Store's public
relations supervisor Tawn Ear-
nest, located in Goodlettsville,
Tenn., called attention to the fact
that they had their own coupons,
but they could not be doubled with
other coupons, even those from
manufacturers.
"That's because our prices are
lower every day," Earnest said.
I could have kept calling all the
area stores that sell food, but in-
stead, I decided to check out some
things on line.
Besides the grocery store sites
telling me what was on sale, what
was about to be on sale next week,
and offering me coupons I could
print out from my computer, I
found I could search out specific
items on manufacturer's sites and
also get lists of where to go for
coupons from many informative
sites which can be located simply
by Googling in "grocery coupon
sites."
I imagined it would take awhile
to see any real savings because
you'd have to get a stockpile of
coupons to sharply shave your
bill. But my daughter-in-law and
son got a $70 reduction their very
first week.
Now all I have to do is remem-
ber to pick up the flyer inside my
favorite grocery store and see if I
can find manufacturer's coupons
for the same items the next time
I'm online.
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The same elements that attract
snow birds and tourists to the Sun-
shine State have also erased much
of Florida's history. The sunshine,
heat, humidity, salt water and salt
air make archeology a challenge
in this state. History literally dis-
solves here.
Gifford was part of a three-man
team that dived 90 feet to the ledge
last Thursday. At that depth, it is
dark and even the slightest move-
ment disturbs the sediment that
has collected over the millennia.
Visibility is a problem and ex-
treme care is required in handling
the ancient and very
ools are delicate objects. The
Floridc team returned to the
here was surface with three
ible stone potential artifacts.
to mke The first piece is the
i to aK jawbone of what they
)ocl anl believe was an im-
ere the mature whitetail deer,
of choice the other two were
wood objects. The
items represent a small sample
of what the scientists believe the
ledge may yet yield.
"Deer are very common in Flori-
da and they were here at the end of
the last ice age, as well," Gifford
said holding the piece of bone, still
containing teeth. "This particu-
lar deer was obviously not diving
down to 90 feet. It may have fallen
into the hole when the water level
was 90 feet below its present posi-
tion and made it to the ledge. There
are some marks on here we'll have
to look at carefully, it appears they
were made by small rodents that
were eating away at the carcass but
I'm not sure yet, we'll have to get
a specialist to take a look at it."
The other two pieces, however,


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Mitch Traphagen Photo
Dr. John Gifford, underwater archeologist from the University of
Miami, along with divers from the Florida Aquarium, brought up
three objects, estimated to be at least 10,000 years old, from Little
Salt Spring in North Port last week. Pictured is a wooden item that
may have been sharpened by early humans.


may yield clues to what the re-
searchers are looking for.
"This is a very non-natural
shape," said Gifford as he held a
small, round piece of wood. "I
wouldn't go quite as far to say it
is an artifact yet but after we clean
it up a bit and look at it under a
microscope it may show some
marks or shavings made by a stone
tool which would indicate that it
had been artificially modified and
therefore is an artifact. But it does
look very suspicious. The fact that
it was found very near the deer jaw
is also suspicious."
The third piece is even more sus-
picious.
"The interesting thing about this
piece is that it has a pencil point on
it," Gifford continued. "That is not
usually the case with the branches
that we find. It may have been
sharpened by people. We'll have
to take a very close look at it under


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a microscope."
That the wood survived at all is
nearly a miracle.
"The unique aspects of Little
Salt Spring are that it is a sinkhole
and it also has water flowing out
of it, so it is a flowing spring. The
water that is flowing out is com-
ing from thousands of feet beneath
the earth's crust. It has been un-
derground for so long that there
is no dissolved oxygen in it. It's
anoxic. You would not normally
find a piece of wood that is nine
or ten thousand years old because
it would have decomposed but this
has survived because the water has
no bacteria, basically."
Gifford went on to say that stone
tools are rare in Florida because
there was little workable stone
with which to make tools. Wood
and shells were the materials of
choice.
"This would be the first evi-
dence in South Florida of early
human occupation," Gifford said.
"In North Florida some Mammoth
bones have been found with cut
marks. We don't have human re-
mains or stone tools but we have
these bones that have been worked,
which is circumstantial evidence


for people. That has been dated to
about 12,000 radio carbon years."
Learning about human history is
a challenge that goes beyond en-
vironmental concerns, as Gifford
pointed out.
"The interesting problem that we
face is the further back you go in
time, the fewer people that were
here," he said. "So even in the best
of circumstances there are going to
be fewer traces of their activity so
Little Salt Spring is one of those
places where we have at least a
fighting chance of finding some
traces of human activity from nine
or ten thousand years ago whereas
the other 99.99 percent of the land
surface here, there is simply no
trace at all."
Little Salt Spring was first dis-
covered as an archeological site
in the 1950s. Until last week, the
most recent excavation took place
in the 1970s, yielding bones from
a mastodon, a tortoise and a gi-
ant sloth. The site, donated to the
University of Miami in 1982, is
believed to hold some of the most
important archeological treasures
in Florida, if not in the nation. Ex-
cavating the site, 90 feet below the
surface, is painstaking, expensive
and dangerous.
"Everyone finds this incredibly
interesting but it's not high on any-
one's list of priorities for funding,"
Gifford said.
Scientists returned to the site in
2008 with a grant from the Na-
tional Geographic Society. Last
week's dive was made with the as-
sistance of the Florida Aquarium
in Tampa. Gifford is confident
their work will pay off and that the
ledge will lead to answers to long-
unanswered questions.
"I think when we finish our
analysis and work on publications,
what we have found will get into
textbooks," he said.
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was earning extra money work-
ing as a bartender and waitress
in a small town tavern.
"I got ready for work it was
my fourth day I'm a book-
keeper," Wood said. "I was
also a waitress at night. I work
all the time. I had done some
tax research that morning after
I worked out. I was asked if I
could work at the bar that night.
I distinctly remember that morn-
ing."
She felt no reason to fear any-
thing working in that tavern. She
knew almost everyone in town.
Her 18-year-old daughter Han-
nah was there, having a bite to
eat after her team won a local
softball game.
"There was a crowd of peo-
ple," Wood said. "A couple of
people came into the bar that I
didn't recognize. I didn't realize
that one person had a weapon. I
ran over to get the door open be-
cause people started running for
the door. I was suddenly worried
about my daughter."
She felt the first blow as a
crowbar struck her in the back of
her skull. She didn't feel the sec-
ond blow. In that instant, some-
thing incomprehensible had hap-
pened. Wood didn't expect it, no
one expected it. It was a sense-
less, violent act.
"It turns out the woman who
hit me was someone I knew from
15 or 20 years ago," Wood said.
"I have no idea why she hit me
or why she was even there. I felt
the first hit but I didn't feel the
second one. She was six feet tall,
270 pounds. She started to fight
with other people. It happened
so fast, we're not really sure
why or what. She is a convicted
methamphetamine user. She has
now been charged with multiple
aggravated crimes. She is a very
violent person and a very large
person."
Wood suffered a traumatic
brain injury. She has undergone
three brain surgeries to relieve
swelling and clotting. Today she
still has blood on her brain. For


Mitch Traphagen Photo
Cindy-Lou Wood and her daughter Hannah at home in Summerfield. Nearly four months after a bru-
tal attack that has resulted in three brain surgeries to date, Wood is walking a long road to recovery.
Friends have organized a benefit dinner to be held on Sept. 11, 2010, at the Ruskin Elks Club.


now, she can only wait. Wait to
see if the blood is absorbed by her
body or will require another sur-
gery to remove it. Wait to see if she
regains her memory. Wait to see if
she regains her balance and the
brain functions that allowed her to
excel as a bookkeeper. Wait to see
if she can ever again run five miles
just because it is good for her. Wait
to see if she can regain some sem-
blance of her life because, for now,
all of that has changed.
"I'm not allowed to do the things
that I was doing," Wood said. "I
can see the changes in my body.
I don't have balance. Sometimes
my head hurts for days. Some-
times my hearing...everything is
really loud. It's a strange injury.
I ask all the questions. What vita-
mins should I take? When you say
I can walk, does that mean across
the yard or can I walk a mile?
They can't really say except that I
need to sit down. For me, sitting
down isn't getting better. There's
nothing I can do to assist it, there's
only time. And they can't tell me
how much time."
She is alive now due to her
healthy physical condition before
the attack.
"I felt I could have recovered
from an\ tiuiii' Wood said, refer-


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ring to her pre-May 7 life. "The
doctors told me that if I wasn't
in the shape I was in, Hannah
would have been making funeral
arrangements. I
spent nine days
in critical care
and my heart "When JT
rate was under Iraq], we 1
25. My heart
rate went down says,'ho
to 17 and they Mom?' I S;
stopped giving I ask him
me pain medi-
cation. I can tell you?' an
you that it would 'I'm
have been very
easy at the time
to just not fight
anymore. I told the nurse to please
not let me die. That lady told me,
'Ms. Wood, I will not let you die.
Not while I work here.'"
In surviving the attack, Wood
decisively won the most important
battle in her life. Yet the war rages
on. Lacking insurance, the medi-
cal bills have piled up. Her only
door to medical care is through the
emergency room, something she
resists. Even there, doctors want
expensive tests such as CAT scans
and MRIs to treat her tests she
cannot possibly afford. Just the
cost of her prescription medication
has consumed her savings and that
of her family.
Over the summer, her mother,
longtime area resident and Ob-
server News contributing writer
Penny Fletcher, brought her home
to South County.
"She lost everything," Fletcher
said. "Her place, her car. She has
nothing. She may never be able to
pay all of the medical bills."
With travel expenses and medi-
cal costs, Fletcher has also been
financially stretched to the break-
ing point. But that is simply what
families do in times of crisis. It is
certainly what this family does.
"We've always been a very close
family," Wood said. "I've been di-
vorced for 17 years and have never
remarried. All I have are my kids,
my family. They never dreamed it
would be their mom because I'm


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the strong one. And now they are
taking care of me. They have to
pick me up and they make me din-
ner. That's what families do. That's
why mom flew
up so fast and
why she opened
:alls [from her home up to
oth lie. He me."
Living with-
T are you, out insurance
,'I'm fine.' was a gamble
'How are for Wood, along
with millions
I he says of other Ameri-
ine.'" cans in a simi-
lar situation. It
was a gamble
she thought she
understood. She tried to cover
her bets, she tried to take care of
herself. But she never expected
the violent blows from a crowbar
in a senseless attack. Few people
would expect something like that.
"I've been contracting my own
work for years," she said. "I can't
pay the $600 per month for insur-
ance. It's too hard to get any work
at all. In 2007, I had a corporate
position but they eliminated my
position in a merger. I haven't
had a cold in 10 years. I don't get
sick. I was gambling that if I kept
up the work at being healthy that I
wouldn't get sick. It was working
out really well."
And then the unexpected hap-
pened. It was beyond unexpected,
it was unimaginable.
"I have a Donald Trump comb-
over," she said with a slight smile,
gently brushing away where her
long hair covers her surgery scars.
"What is happening frightens me,
it embarrasses me. I can be in a
grocery store talking to someone
and then forget what I was talking
about. People don't always under-
stand."
Still early in recovery, she re-
mains a strikingly attractive wom-
an. The spark in her eyes may be
dimmed somewhat but it is still
visible. She has a long road ahead
of her and there is also a haunted
expression in her eyes. She never
expected this.


ups and downs. At some point,
she'll likely be back at Tampa
General Hospital facing another
crisis. Facing more of the unex-
pected. All she wants is a sem-
blance of her life again.
"What I want is a job," she said.
"I want to go to work. I want
to stop asking people for help.
That's what I want. I want to be
able to take care of myself and
my children again. I want to be
able to buy my own food and my
own gas. Sometimes this makes
me question my faith. I have no
idea why this happened to me. I
thank God I was strong enough
to survive it. But what I really
want is to be strong enough to
go back to work and to be able to
make it without being a burden
to my family."
Yet through the damage to her
brain and her body, through the
trauma of suffering indescribable
pain, both physical and emotion-
al, her appreciation for life has
remained constant.
"I don't think it should take
someone being as injured as I
was to appreciate everyday life,"
she said. "I'm grateful that be-
fore my injury, I lived every
single minute of my day. I have
enjoyed my life to the fullest ex-
tent from 4:30 in the morning to
10:30 at night. I cried, smiled,
worked and loved. I hope that
everyone would do that. I always
appreciated it. But I now real-
ize that I may not always be so
healthy. I realize that I may not
be the strongest one in the room.
The realization that I am weak is
hurting me."
Cindy-Lou Wood is anything
but weak. She survived a bru-
tal attack. Her concern remains
more on her family than on her-
self. She has a very long road
ahead of her, but she has set out
to walk it. She worries about
what this is doing to 18-year-old
Hannah, still at home, and to her
mother. She worries about JT, her
recently injured son in Iraq.
"The last thing anyone in his
unit wants is for him to worry
about his family," Wood said.
"When JT calls, we both lie. He
says, 'how are you, Mom?' I
say, 'I'm fine.' I ask him, 'How
are you?' and he says 'I'm fine.'
and we'll be doing that until he
comes home in December. The
main thing is that he comes home
alive."
No doubt for JT, the feeling is
mutual. For him, the most impor-
tant thing is to come home from
Iraq to find his mother alive and
healthy. Nothing else matters.
The road Cindy-Lou is walk-
ing has room for her family and
friends. Even the strong ones
sometimes need a helping hand.


Friends of Cindy-Lou Wood have organized a benefit to be held at the Ruskin Elks Club on
Sept. 11, 2010. The benefit will feature dinner and entertainment. For tickets and for more
information, contactJeanie Irwin at 813-927-2677 or Pat Smith at 813-677-8352.

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Program/Event Highlights
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Monday, August 30 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn how to surf the Internet
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Internet: Malicious PC Software
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AUGUST 26, 2010

Apollo Beach Rezonings
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ever, with several restrictions in the
form of prohibited business estab-
lishments. Such enterprises as con-
venience stores, dry cleaners, self-
service laundries, taverns, liquor
stores, printing services, motor
vehicle repair, small engine repair,
farm and garden equipment, tempo-
rary labor pools, recreational vehi-
cle sales or rentals and sign painting
all were excluded from the site.
The staff also recommended ap-
proval of a waiver because the site
does not meet locationall criteria,"
being situated nearly 1,500 feet
from the Miller Mac-U.S. 41 in-
tersection and exceeding the maxi-
mum distance allowed of 900 feet.
According to the staff report, this
recommendation was based on ex-
istence of a commercial building on
the property and of the Tampa Elec-
tric Company substation "which
serves to limit any additional ex-
tension of a commercial use along
Miller Mac Road."
Planning staff asserted, too, in its
report that the proposed develop-
ment site is less than 600 feet from
existing commercial uses around
the Miller Mac-U.S. 41 intersection
and from property already zoned
for commercial uses.
Area residents are not buying it.
All of it has left a bad taste in the
mouths of residents like Bruce Da-
vis, Doug Hardy, "Dori" Hjaltason
and Andy Homick. The retired or
semi-retired four are homeowners
on the northern side of SouthShore
Falls, a gated age-restricted com-
munity backing up to the proposed
development site. And, their distaste
has motivated a signature petition
campaign generating more than 300


signers-on from both SouthShore
Falls to the south as well as from
Apollo Beach to the north, Davis
said.
In addition, the opposition forces
are gearing up for a community
wide meeting scheduled for 11
a.m., Saturday, September 11, in
the SouthShore Falls clubhouse,
plus planning for an en masse ap-
pearance at a forthcoming zoning
change hearing scheduled for Sep-
tember 20 in Tampa.
Their focus is on two more parcels
of land abutting Miller Mac Road
immediately west of the former vol-
unteer fire department headquarters
and now subjects of a rezoning ap-
plication also seeking commercial
use classifications. One is a sliver
of land constituting approximately
a quarter acre parallel with the west
side of the now-vacant building.
The second is an irregularly shaped
2.09 acres behind and along the west
side of the existing Tampa Electric
Company power station. Together,
the two parcels surround the util-
ity site on three sides. All told, the
three parcels one rezoned, two
under consideration total slightly
less than three acres.
Both parcels currently are zoned
AR or agricultural rural. The ap-
plication seeks rezoning the smaller
piece to a CG/R or a general com-
mercial use with restrictions and
designation of the larger for BPO/R
or for a business professional office
use with restrictions.
Reiber is listed as trustee for both
parcels in the Hillsborough Prop-
erty Appraiser's records and he is
represented again in the upcoming
rezoning by Pressman, said Isabelle
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None of the reviewing agencies
have raised any objections to the
proposed rezoning and subsequent
redevelopment. P&GM staff has
found them "consistent and com-
patible with the emerging pattern
of development in the area," their
report noted. The same use restric-
tions were imposed on the smaller
parcel and for the larger property,
planners restricted development
closer to Miller Mac and further
from the back side of the parcel.
The concerned residents, how-
ever, have a list of objections they
believe the planners overlooked.
What has been overlooked imperils
AB residents, SouthShore retirees
as well as animal life, they empha-
size.
Among the resident objections is
lack of protections for the wetlands
and wildlife habitat bordering the
proposed development site both
east and west, Hjaltason points out.
Another consideration, Davis
says, is the fact that SouthShore
homeowners bordering the south-
ern edge of the development site
paid $30,000 premiums added to
their property costs for a promised
conservation area between their
backyards and the proposed proj-
ect. Those homeowners did not pay
for or bargain for an office complex
instead, he adds.
Then, there's the unknown spe-
cific use planned by the developer
of the site, Davis adds. "They (plan-
ners) tell us what businesses cannot
be conducted on part of the prop-
erty, but not what will be permitted
on most of it, other than a business
or professional office," he notes.
What's more, Davis adds, if it is


to be this type of use, "there's a glut
of such space in the area." For ex-
amples, he cites the multiple empty
buildings at Mira Bay Villages to
the south and the never-occupied,
three-year-old strip center at Kings
Lake on Big Bend Road to the
north, plus the empty units along
Apollo Beach Boulevard.
Not to mention, Davis continues,
the wisdom of allowing a high traf-
fic business center in the middle of
residential neighborhoods, a num-
ber of them populated with chil-
dren.
Yet another issue involves two-
lane Miller Mac Road, at both its
west and eastern terminations. Local
residents east bound on Miller Mac
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Melody Jameson photo
Neighbors living around the Miller Mac Road property in Apollo
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communities could run into traffic
trying to enter the business center
and the additional traffic generated
by the center will be forced to join
the daily congestion on Miller Mac
at U.S. 41. "There are accidents
there all the time," Davis asserts.
And, alarmed by a notice proce-
dure to surrounding property own-
ers that may have been legal but
actually failed to advise the com-
munities, the resident group this
week began talking about involving
an attorney to ensure their rights are
protected.
The rezoning consultant and rep-
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The advantages of buying things


out ofseaso

* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
SOUTH COUNTY I made up
my mind that tax holiday or not, I
wasn't going to fight the crowds for
back-to-school shopping this year.
Of course, my 12-year-old grand-
daughter didn't agree. But I just
don't think everything from shirts
and pants to shoes and socks need
to be fresh out of the box the first
day you meet your new classmates
and teachers. One good splat of
breakfast juice in the cafeteria and
half of them won't make it to their
first class without stains anyway.
Besides, aren't things always
much cheaper the day after an
event?
One of the best buys I ever got
was the Christmas tree I purchased
Dec. 26 last year.
I'm definitely not what you'd
call "a shopper." You wouldn't
ever catch me in a store the week-
end after Thanksgiving, especially
on Black Friday, or in a mall just
before the winter holidays. I buy
things when I need them, although
in some cases, I'm forced into it
sooner than I'd like because an ap-
pliance wears out, or clothes don't
fit anymore, or some other occasion
that would constitute what I call
a shopping emergency. Walking
through stores and malls just isn't
my kind of entertainment.
Some people I know would win-
dow shop every day and buy ev-
erything in sight even if they never
expect to need it or give it away.
They have what I call the "shopping
gene" and they have every right
to walk through every store in the
country if that's how they want to
spend their day. I suppose if every-
one was the same, the world would
be a pretty boring place.
But being the "non-shopper" that
I am, finding me in a large chain
store on Dec. 26, 2009 was a rare
occurrence indeed. It had some-
thing to do with an exchange my
granddaughter wanted right away.
Well, I learned something that day
I'll never forget about being in the
right place at the right time. Store


Ceramic flowers
with crushed glass
centers created
by J. Wesley Allen
of Tampa stand in
front of Ruskin art-
ist Bruce Marsh's
painted bamboo
screen at the South
Shore Gallery in
Apollo Beach.
Penny Fletcher photo


employees were taking down holi-
day decorations and they couldn't
find a box for the beautiful lighted
10-foot display tree in the Garden
Center. I was checking out in the
Garden Center because the lines in
the front of the store were so long
they wound through the aisles all
the way to the pharmacy when I
heard two employees arguing about
what they were going to do with the
display tree.
My artificial tree was 12 years
old and for several years I had been
considering replacing it. But then
- as I said before I don't like
to shop.
So here I was, standing in the
Garden Center, listening to the ar-
gument about how to take down
and store this gorgeous lighted tree,
especially since the box had appar-
ently been lost.
I got out of the short line and went
over to them. "What will you take
for that tree?" I asked.
"We can't sell this, it's a display
tree," one of them said.
"I know it's a display tree. I just
asked what you'll take for it?" I
persisted, noticing that the lights
were all still attached, as was a solid
three-legged stand. The price tag on
the tree said $169.


"Forty dollars," one of them said.
"Can you fold the branches down
and put it in a box?" I asked.
T\-i ri -f i, ," said the second
employee, who now looked ex-
tremely happy to have the tree di-
lemma solved and be able to go on
to something else.
"Sold," I said, reaching out my
hand to take the tree by the trunk.
"You mean you're going to take it
like this?" one of them asked.
"Of course, just come to the
check-out counter with me and
make sure the cashier knows the
correct price."
No one was more amazed than
I when I stuffed that tree, fully
put together, into the back seat of
my Saturn Ion; except maybe my
granddaughter, who was absolute-
ly thrilled when I pulled up at the
house.
This happenstance got me think-
ing. I remembered how my aunt,
who had nine children, had talked
about buying her Christmas and
birthday presents off and on during
the year. Someone else recently told
me they always bought their kid's
back-to-school clothes during the
winter break from school after the
weather had turned cooler.
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Friends and Family, heard about the
need for them in Haiti, he was glad
to help, Kim said.
But she never pictured herself as
a missionary.
"This is really going to be a cul-
ture shock," she said. "I am excited
to be going but this is totally out
of the box for me. People tend to
remain in their comfort zones, so
I'm looking at this as a real growth
opportunity for God to use me in
whole new ways."
Her father was able to accomplish
many things while on his trips. "He
was an accomplished musician,
from the time he was in the FFA
(Future Farmers of America) String
Band that played for President
Eisenhower."
Although Kim isn't sure what year
it was, she knows her dad graduated
high school in 1954.
"He could play just about any
kind of string instrument," she said.
"He also prayed with people. And
he helped sort medications and did
all kinds of jobs when he went on
his mission trips. You never know
what you'll be called to do in places
like that."
The mission team has asked Kim
to bring her flute and do morning
devotions. She has already met
many of those who will be going
from this area at training meetings.
They have had two, and plan two
more, plus a packing party where
supplies will be divided into pack-
ets and put into boxes.
"The main thing they tell us is to
be sensitive to the work local pas-
tors have done in the country. We
need to listen to the guidance of
those pastors," she said.
Those going from the United
States need to actively listen to the
people, she explained. It is difficult
to imagine the thinking patterns
of people whose income is around
$300 a year. "You have to be careful
about how you respond so nobody
has to go back and correct anything
you've said or done."
She said when her father planned
his first trip, he asked Brent the var-
ious age brackets of the children he
would be coming in contact with so
he could purchase toys and games.
But when he arrived, and realized
they had no food, he and the rest of
the team bought what they could
find there out of their own pockets.
"My dad had such a heart for chil-
dren. When we were growing up he
had a bus route with the First Bap-
tist Church of Ruskin and he was
like a child magnet. They would
flock to him. He would go way out
on country roads to pick them up,"
she said. "He was a real soul-win-
ner." He was also a Deacon in the
church.
The upcoming trip is a medical
mission but the volunteers do not
have to have a medical background.
There are many other things for
team members to do.
Two local dentists, Dr. Gerald
Isbell and Dr. Gregory Jacobs, do-
nated toothbrushes and toothpaste
last year and plan to do so again
this year, said their office manager


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Penny Fletcher Photo
Kim Newberry prepares for her
first mission trip to the Domini-
can Republic. She promised her
father, Earl Morrill, who died in
February, that she would take
his place on the upcoming trip
Oct. 16-23.
of 20 years, Raquel Arredono. They
put several hundred tubes of tooth-
paste and toothbrushes into plastic
baggies and send it to the packing
crew, Raquel said.
The toothpaste and toothbrushes
will be put with over-the-counter
medications like aspirin, Tylenol
and cough syrup; things that are not
available to the residents of poor
countries like the Dominican Re-
public.
The team Kim will be on con-
sists of 14 volunteers. They will be
staying in the city of Juan Dolio in
dormitory-style facilities that have
running water and air conditioning.
But every day they will go into re-
mote locations and set up clinics.
"On the average, we will see be-
tween 300 and 500 people a day,"
Brent said in a telephone interview
the day after I spoke with Kim.
"The mission team has adopted a
small AIDS orphanage, and will
spend its last day with children who
have HIV and full-blown AIDS."
In the morning prior to that visit,
they will purchase food, toys and
games, and spend the rest of the af-
ternoon playing with them.
"We will show them God's love,"
he added. "The mission team is the
only one that visits this orphan-
age.
Travel expenses are between
$1,300 and $1,400 a person, plus
the cost of pharmaceuticals brought
by doctors, over-the-counter medi-
cations, vitamins and fever reduc-
ers, plus daily feedings and toys for
the children.
Three Strand Cord was formed
by Brent in 2005 in order to supply
mission trips and missionaries, but
its Web site says it is not a religious
organization. It is a 501C3 tax-ex-
empt organization with programs
designed to create and promote
cross-cultural friendships and non-
denominational help that will foster
change.
To find out more, or to help or do-
nate, visit li \hi \ ip -ii .'n!'i;ClO
org or email Brent at
info @3strandcord.org. The tele-
phone number is (813) 238-4800.
Donations may be dropped off at
Three Strand Cord Inc., 5502 N.
Nebraska Ave., Tampa, or mailed to
PO. Box 9691, Tampa, FL, 33674.




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Earl Morrill, (far
right) sorting
medicine with
other team
members for
the medical
clinic before his
last missionary
trip.






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Children enjoy Vacation Bible School
Northside Baptist Church had Vacation Bible School Aug. 2 6. The
theme this year was "Saddle Ridge Ranch," "Roundin' Up Questions-
Driving Home Answers." The children enjoyed a full week of VBS, with
the focus on "Who Am I."
Northside Baptist Church is located at 1301 U.S 41 N., Ruskin, (813)
645-1121.


Free block party
plans unveiled
South Shore United Method-
ist Church is celebrating its grand
opening and hosting a spectacu-
lar free block party event Friday,
Aug. 27 from 5:30-9pm at 11525
Big Bend Road in Riverview for
residents of the South Shore area!
There will be free hot dogs, crazy
games, balloon animals, bounce
houses and obstacle course, magic
tricks, live music as well as partic-
ipation from community represen-
tatives from the Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, the YMCA, Blood Mobile,
and more! See the Chick-Fil-A
cow and Winnie the Pooh. Sample
some delicious Italian ice, witness
exciting demonstrations from K-9
dogs and the County Mounted Po-
lice. For more information, check
out www.southshoreumc.com or
call 813-677-9482.


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'Back to church
Sunday' gains
momentum
Momentum is building for na-
tional "Back To Church Sunday,"
slated for Sept. 12. Already more
than 1,500 churches across the
country have
committed to
inviting people
who once at-
tended church
but who don't
anymore to
special worship
services. Lo-
cally, St. An-
drew United Methodist Church is
going beyond the worship services
and will host a community picnic
after the services.
The picnic will take place on
the church grounds from noon un-
til 2pm. Participants can listen to
live music, feast on free food, or
simply relax under the trees. The
children will enjoy bounce castles
and other games for fun. Commu-
nity is invited to 3315 Bryan Road,
on the corer of Bloomingdale and
Bryan.
Last year, hundreds of church-
es took part in the first national
"Back To Church Sunday" (www.
backtochurch.com), which saw
members invite more than 700,000
friends and family. This year, an
estimated 1 million "unchurched"
and "dechurched" people will be
invited to the special day. St. An-
drew's expects to fill the church on
that Sunday and then celebrate the
day together.
"A recent survey of 15,000
Americans indicated that 67 per-
cent would be open to an invitation
to church coming from a member
of their family," said Ed Stetzer,
president of LifeWay Research, an
organization dedicated to church
health and effectiveness. Back To
Church Sunday is a great opportu-
nity for reminding and refocusing
church members to reach out to
their unchurched family members.



Caloosa Greens
Men's Golf Assn

Individual Low Net
1st Wayne Zellers 50
2ndEdTroy 53
3rd Al Kohnle 54
4th John Mooney 55
5th Michael Prach 57


SIs Cremation

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Friday, Aug. 27 11 a.m. or
Monday, Aug. 30 11 a.m.
OZZIE'S BUFFET
Sun Point Plaza 3074 College Ave., Ruskin
RSVP: 813-763-6480
Special Seminar Pricing, Interest-Free Financing &
Special Veterans Information Program
Honest, upfront answers to all your questions from one of Florida's
largest prearranged cremation services available.
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Trinity Baptist offers adult Sunday School
Gerald Yentes stands by some of the members of his Trinity Baptist
Church Sunday School class. Attendees can select from several differ-
ent Sunday School classes that are held prior to the Worship service. For
information on the church, call 634-4228.



Beth Israel
The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center
1115 Del Webb Blvd., E 813-634-2590

High Holiday Services:
Rosh Hashanah Eve...................... Sept. 8 7:45 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 ................ Sept. 9 10:00 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 ............Sept. 10 10:00 a.m.*
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre ................ Sept. 17 7:45 p.m.
Yom Kippur Day ...................... Sept. 18 10:00 a.m.

Guest tickets for Rosh Hashanah $50 per person
Guest tickets for Yom Kippur $50 per person
(Everyone is welcome regardless of financial situation)
*ROSh Hashanah 2nd day free to everyone



Rabbi Philip Aronson Cantor: Sam Isaak
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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH -i C WEEKLY SERVICES:
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m. r F iensi p Bnlptst WhErCh Sunday
Contempor :40 am. a C9 a Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ...................... Bible Study
Tradition 11:15 a.m. B a c Dd. 11 a.m. .................... Bible Study
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. 1511 El Rancho Dr. 10 m & 6 pm Worship
Pastor Jack R. Palzer .Sun City Center, FL 33573
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A Phone/Fax: Wednesday
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N 1 813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study


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

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

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

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School ............................................ ...10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ........................................ ....5 PM
Reading Room Wednesday..........................................4 4:50 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com

F7RST BAPTIST C-HURCH
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L.' 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org
A Resource for Families
Sunday School..........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIANSCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana ............................................7:00 p.m GRADE


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
We grow neither better nor worse as we get older, but
more like ourselves. MAY LEMBERTON BECKER

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org f
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 Office941-776-1134
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 morningg Worship 10:30AM.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. A
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Avenue Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
VGibsonton, FL 33534 -813-677-1301

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

P PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone 634-2328 Fax 633-6670
Masses: Sunday ................................................... 8:00,10:00 a.m ., Noon
Saturday Vigil .................................... 4:00 p.m.
D a ily ............................... ......... ................. 8 :0 0 a .m .
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30 a.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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AUGUST 26, 2010

The United Methodist Church of SCC

presents Sinatra at the Sands


The United Methodist Church of
Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. West, is proud to present
"Sinatra at the Sands" featuring
Andy Stefano and the Boulevard
Jazz Orchestra on Friday evening
Aug. 27 at 7pm in the church sanc-
tuary.
The Boulevard Jazz Orchestra
was established in 1992 by Mick-
ey Sentif, a graduate of the U.S.
Naval Music Conservatory now
living in Tampa, who brought to-
gether sixteen professional musi-
cians and four vocalists of diverse
backgrounds. For this concert,
Mickey will be bringing ten instru-
mentalists and their "Sinatra vocal-
ist" Andy Stefano. Andy started
singing karaoke in the early 90s
and soon found that he was quite
a good singer. The songs of Frank
Sinatra had been the principal mu-
sical influence in his early life, so
he followed this influence. Within
a year, he started his professional
career performing in dinner theatre
with his daughter, Natalie Nelson.
Andy has been performing steadi-
ly since 1999. The Boulevard Jazz
Orchestra performs several differ-
ent kinds of shows, but their Sina-
tra at the Sands program is their


most frequently requested show.
Sinatra at the Sands is a 1966 live
album by Frank Sinatra, accom-
panied by the Count Basie Band,
conducted and arranged by Quincy
Jones, recorded live at the Copa
Room of the Sands Hotel and Ca-
sino in Las Vegas. It is Sinatra's
first live album to be commercially
released, and contains many defin-
itive readings of the songs that are
most readily associated with 'Old
Blue Eyes." You'll be sure to hear
all your Sinatra favorites!
This show is sure to be very well
attended, so concert-goers are en-


U n ituality Rather Than "Religion"
Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"


Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com


Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Tel. 813-298-7745


l 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


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The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
Worship Services:
\ Saturday................ 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
S F h10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
SFellowship tim ....1 Ti,,.i ., I..,,1 ; ,. I.. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
Gfod{lovaxe %T.(. CC lM(C.om
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

I 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


courage to arrive early to get a
good seat. A donation of $10 is
requested at the door. For addi-
tional information about this and
other concerts and recitals at the
United Church of Sun City Center,
please contact Jeff Jordan, Direc-
tor of Music and the Arts, at 813-
634-2539. To learn more about
the United Methodist Church of
Sun City center, visit their website
at www.sccumc.com.



Sn Memory of. lO
Bonnie But er
'Mar.1917--Au.2009
'Mama, we Tmiss you so
much.


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Obituaries

John Wayne Gambrell
John Wayne Gambrell, 45, formerly
of Apollo Beach, FL passed away
peacefully Sunday August 22, 2010
in Wilmington, NC. He was preceded
in death by his father James N.
Gambrell Jr. and daughter Courtney
Gambrell. He is survived by his
daughter BrittanyNicole Gambrell (16)
of Germantown, Maryland; his mother
Marjorie E. Gambrell of Riverview,
FL; 10 brothers and sisters, Nancy
Hilton, Bonnie Clegg, Linda Cauley,
Norman Gambrell, Roger Gambrell,
Billy Gambrell, Jerry Gambrell, Bobby
Gambrell, Helen McCrandall and Ricky
Gambrell and many beloved nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 2pm at
Apollo Beach Community Church,
6414 Golf and Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach,
FL 33572.


Margaret Hazel Kaiser
04/14/1918 08/08/2010
Margaret was born in Detroit,
Michigan, the daughter of Elva and
Edmund Hare. She is survived by her
sisters Dorothy and Betty; daughters
Linda O'Donnell and husband Tom;
Penelope Little and husband Don,
and Lori Susan LaBo; sons, James
and wife Shirley, and Steven and wife
Mariella, 14 grandchildren and 23 great
grandchildren. She was predeceased
by her beloved husband William J.
Kaiser, and grandchildren, Terry and


g SOUTHSIDE
PrachingtheWod BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
COLnMMUNIrTY INVITEDr
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 Chukch

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- :. I .. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
C MASSES
Saturday Vigil M ass.................................................................... 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily .....................................................M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatol................................ Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:30 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
1 Nursery Available for 10:00 a.m. Mass



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Karen.
Margaret and Bill raised their family
in So. Rockwood, Michigan. Her
career was with market research. After
retirement, she and Bill moved to Sun
City Center, Fl. where she lead the
Women's Club, and also was part of
a Solo Dance group that performed at
several venues. In addition, she also
worked at the local elections, and was
a docent at Cracker Country. She was
a world traveler, and an avid reader.
She will be interred with her husband
of 69 years Bill at the National
Cemetery in Bushnell Fl. at a later date.
A memorial service was held on August
19 at St. Mark's Methodist Church, 616
Quincey Rd., Seneca, SC.

Lois H. (Stroud) O'Neal
Lois H. (Stroud) O'Neal, 80, of Ruskin,
FL passed from this life to her eternal
home on Sunday, August 8, 2010. She
has been reunited with her husband of
53 yrs., David E. O'Neal, Sr. her sons,
David Jr. and Cullen M. O'Neal.
She is survived by her daughters,
Patti Halpin (Patrick), St. Petersburg,
FI and Joyce Moya (Raul), Currie,
NC.; grandchildren, John Brown,
Jason O'Neal, Jodie Garcia-Rivera,
Darrell O'Neal, Christopher O'Neal
and Cody O'Neal; her brothers, James
F. (Lumberton, NC) and Michael B.
Stroud (Mullins, SC) and six great
grandchildren. Special extended loved
ones include Larry and Joan Walden
(Lakeland), Cindy O'Neal (Brandon)
and Jo Ann Devor (Aiken, SC), several
nieces, nephews, and many dear
friends.
Lois was loved and cared for by many
in the Ruskin community. The family
wishes to thank them all for the many
ways they showed her love during her
life. She will be sorely missed but lived
a life worthy of emulating. Her sweet
smile, contented spirit and unconditional
love touched all that knew her.
Mrs. O'Neal attended the Four
Square Gospel Church (formerly Ruskin
Tabernacle) where she taught Sunday
School for more than 50 years.
Donations may be made in her
memory to Ruskin Four Square Church
(106 7th Av, Ruskin 33570) or Life Path
Hospice (Temple Terrace, FL).

Free Bible study in
Kings Point
Beginning Thursday, August
26, Jim Butner, Worship Leader
for Nondenominational Christian
Worship Services will be start-
ing a Bible study for Kings Point
residents only. Jim is a very well
known local worship leader, head-
ing up an all volunteer ministry that
is currently providing 10 weekly
worship experiences through-
out Sun City Center. The Bible
study will begin at 6:45 and end
promptly at 7:30. It will be held
at 1321 Fairway Greens Drive,
in the community of Fairbourne.
The Bible study will be topical
in nature, based upon a word, for
example, like "Sincerity." Attend-
ees will research the word with
references from the Old & New
Testaments. Requirements: Bring
a Bible & maybe a folding chair.
Jim stressed the point that he is
not representing any particular
denomination. Jim said, "I'm ex-
cited about sharing the Word of the
Lord according to the Old & New
Testament Scriptures. This will
be a very casual, laid back, Bible
study with no pressure placed on
people to respond unless they are
comfortable." There will be nei-
ther workbooks to purchase nor
any donations taken. Also, there
will be no weekly reading assign-
ments. Since it's topical in nature,
if one misses a week, it won't be
a problem because each session
is a separate entity. For questions
and/or registration please call Jim
at 634-3114 so he will know how
many will be attending.


CHURCH
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.

Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espariol @ 6 PM

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337






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Closed Sunday & Monday
813-645-5351
431 19th Ave. NE Ruskin
(inside Shoppes, old K Mart


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Open: Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Hardbacks
Children's and
Specialty Books
Large Print & More!
7414 Commerce St.
Riverview, FL 33578
(behind Sunshine State Bank on Hwy. 301
and next to Sheriff's Community Station)


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up to 20 words
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Deadline is Monday
at 4pm


M & M Printing Co., Inc
weekly publisher of the
The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Cui
210 Woodland Estates Ave SW
Ruskin, Florida 33570


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ext.201
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additional word. Bold line $3. All classified
ads are paid in advance. Deadlines are
Monday at 4 pm forThursday paper.

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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 Gibsonton.
813-671-0036 to donate


310 GARAGE /YARD SALE

Lanai Sale/ Fundraiser
801 Apollo Beach Blvd. Acces-
sories, kitchen ware, clothing &
more. Friday & Saturday, 7:30am-
2:30pm. Park by lanai. 813-495-
5718 .www.barefootdivas.net

Yard sale. Household goods, furni-
ture, pool table, boat, lots of misc.
Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. 704
Reading Place SCC. (off Ricken-
backer)


V33 Cavary's
ngel Attic
Su Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon

50% OFF
All Children's
Clothes & Linens
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
Ministry ofCalvary Lutheran church


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310 GARAGE /YARD SALE
Antique wood dresser with mirror.
Unique coffee & end tables. Must
see. 628 Ft. Duquesna Dr., SCC.

Garage & furniture sale. Ladies &
kids clothing, curios & collectibles,
large oak entertainment center, day
bed, etc & much more. Friday & Sat-
urday, 7am-1pm. 708 Winterbrooke
Way, SCC.




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.)


312 ESTATE SALES


Let us get done in one day what it
takes the others guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and pick-up one room
or the entire house for a QUICK,
PROFITABLE, TROUBLE-FREE
EXPERIENCE.
CALL BuruEFIELD'S AUCTIONS




www.ButterfleldsAuctlons.com
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549





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


354 MEDICAL ITEMS
Jazzy 1122 power wheel chair
along with cover & a HarmarAL-500
power life, that works with help of
a switch. Will sacrifice for $1,400.
813-417-8258

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






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

Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/4 mile from Williams Park
boat ramp. 813-410-9607 or 813-
849-1469






510 WATERFRONT FOR SALE
Ruskin, waterfront 3br/3ba, 2,600sf,
fireplace, screened porch, covered
dock w/davits $300,000. 813-634-
5455

511 HOUSES FOR SALE

RUSKIN WATERFRONT HOUSE FOR
$169,000! 3BR/2BA, recently repainted,
ready to move in Screen porch, den, large
inside utility home sits on beautiful large lot
along canal going to river & bay with
seawall & boat slip
$58,500 WILL BUY THIS 3BR CONCRETE
BLOCK HOUSE on large fenced lot, with nice
shed Clean, recently repainted, newer central
air & heat, newer plumbing & sewer, utility
room & carport Conveniently close to schools
& shopping, low taxes, no HOA, no CDD.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOMES ON NICE
OWN LOTS (singles & doubles) starting at
$48,500! Clean, well kept, central air& heat,
carport, utility/storage shed, low taxes, no
association fees Best time to buy your
winter/retirement home


511 HOUSES FOR SALE





Cypress Creek Ventana
3BR/2BA plus den, open
plan. Great view of 3 sand
traps, large lanai with
pool/spa, 3-car garage,
1950 sq. ft. $249,900
(813) 355-1512






SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. f..... $134,900
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq.ft., solar
heated spa, new flooring, caged patio........ $249,000
RENTALS
BR/1.5BA................. ............ $550/month
2BR/2BA, near clubhouse, furnished..... $600/month
2BR/2BA on Gloucester, furnished ..........$700/month
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage in Greenbriar. $1000/month

512 CONDOS FOR SALE
Kings Point 2br/2ba, end unit,
1,300sf. Nantucket area, near
south clubhouse. Furnished or un-
furnished. $94,000. 813-633-5006

515 VILLAS FOR SALE

Reduced to $39,900
Sun City Center. 2br/2ba, 1,200sf,
carport. Totally undated to new.
813-850-1173 owner






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


565 M.H. IN PARKS


Gibsonton. Newly renovated, 1br,
MH. Roof over, shed, screened
room, CHA, tile floors, partially fur-
nished. Low down payment, owner
financing. 813-310-0396

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dressers, 1 with mirror$150, school
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28 THE SHOPPER
565 M.H. IN PARKS

Weekend special, lyr free lot rent
w/ purchase. Hidden Paradise, Little
Manatee Springs. 2006 Jacobson
1,758 sf, 12x16 windowed lanai, 2
carfinished garage & carport. Must
see. wwww.lizottemarketing.com
813-508-1223






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

611 HOUSES FOR RENT

Ruskin, quaint 3br/2ba home with
front covered porch. Well suited for
1-3 people. Monthly rent $950 with
signed lease. No smoking. No pets.
Security deposit & references re-
quired. Please call 813-649-1599

For rent SFR, Apollo Beach. $950,
available immediately. 1st & deposit
to move in. Call for showing 813-
482-6374

For rent. 1 bedroom house, be-
tween Gibsonton & Apollo Beach.
No pets. 813-690-0768


611 HOUSES FOR RENT

2 homes
812 & 629 La Jolla.
Sun City Center, 2br/2ba. $750
each monthly, carport, laundry
room. Lease required. 813-643-
1274

SCC house for rent. 2br/1.5ba,
completely renovated from inside
to outside. Monthly rent $795
plus security deposit with yearly
lease. Please call 813-649-1599
for details

Sun City Center. Remodelled 2,100
sf. 3br/2ba/2cg w/ patio, golf course
w/ water. Designer extras. Pet ok.
$1,000 monthly. 813-767-5005

2 bedroom, bath house. Ruskin
area near Dennys'. $650 monthly
plus $400 deposit. water & garbage
included. 813-389-2071

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

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



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612 APTS FOR RENT


Ruskin. Nice one bedroom, one
bath apartment. $400 moves you
in. $135 weekly. Call 813-966-4050
for appointment

613 CONDOS FOR RENT

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished,
Covered parking. $650 monthly
cable, water & amenities included.
813-634-1162

Kings Point, 2br/2ba, Stuart model.
Enclosed Florida room. All new HW
heater, water softener, attic insula-
tion, front door. W/D, cable, all ame-
nities, covered parking. lyr lease.
First, last, security $850. Available
Sept. 15. 305-745-7294

621 PLACES TO SHARE

Roommate wanted. 3 bedroom,
2 bath, house, very clean. All
appliances. Apollo Beach, fresh
water canal. $600 monthly. 813-
789-7142

630 M.H. RENTALS

Ruskin, 1br park model for rent.
No smoking, no pets, references
needed. Weekly rent $100 includes
utilities, $200 security deposit, 6
month minimum. Call 649-1599
8am-4pm.

Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus
security deposit. R & M Mobile
Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-677-
7509

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

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

Ruskin 1 br/1 ba mobile home on qui-
et street. Waterfront, fish off dock.
Utilities included. No smoking, no
pets. Best suited for single person
or couple. References needed. Rent
$175 weekly plus $300 deposit.
813-363-6001

1, 2 & 3 bedroom MH for rent. Start-
ing $95 weekly, low deposit. One
week free. Gibsonton/Riverview.
Drug free. 813-401-3504

Wimauma area. 2 bedroom mobile
home, 55+. $450 monthly plus
deposit. Also 1 bedroom MH $400
monthly plus deposit. 813-634-
6117

645 OFFICE SPACE








We ill not be underpriced!
Prices starting at
*250 per month




646 WAREHOUSE SPACE

Garage & mini storage rooms for
rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gib-
sonton. 813-677-1137

The Observer News
will be closed Monday,
Sept. 6 in observance
of Labor Day. Deadline
for classified line ads will
move to Friday, Sept. 3
at 4pm. for the
Sept. 9th edition


651 BOOKKEEPING

QuickBooks
Certified Pro-advisor Tutoring /
instruction at your pace. Flexible
hours. Full bookkeeping service.
(Bank recon /payroll /data entry /
tax prep via QB. 10+ years local
service, Thea's Quick Bookkeep-
ing Inc, Ruskin 813-641-1089

680 ADULT/CHILD CARE

Ruskin United Methodist preschool,
approved VPK provider is now
accepting applications for the fall
school year Call 813-645-6198,
CHC-110087

Smith's Senior Home Services.
Home health aid, caregiver, com-
panionship, errands, transportation,
housekeeping. 24-7, Licensed w/
references. 26yr experience. 813-
601-3097

Housekeeper/companion. Special-
izing in weekends/overnights: 12hr
shifts w/ 8hr rates. 10yrs experi-
ence. Call for special discounts!.
SCC resident 216-577-2278


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705 CLEANING


Two Sisters & A Mop Cleaning
Service. Residential & commercial.
Reasonable rates. Free estimate.
Bonded & insured. Call 813- 713-
6197

Jayne's Cleaning Service
First class house cleaning at
reasonable rates. Free estimate.
Call today, have a clean house
tomorrow. 813-917-3842

Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integ-
rity. 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 cleaning, yard mainte-
nance, pressure washing, lanai
screen replacement. Visa & MC
accepted. Est. 2006. Call Dee
813-777-1221.

Need your home cleaned or a
professional organizer? Moving in
or out, one time or weekly. Honest
& dependable. Local resident with
references. Phone 813-494-0628

Maid 4 U
House cleaning, light gardening,
assisting with individual needs. I
will help! Reference available Call
anytime, 813-359-7406, Lisa


AUGUST 26, 2010

705 CLEANING

The Cleaning Experts
Where service & Quality comes
first. 20% off w/ ad. Move-in/
mover-out/ residential/ commer-
cial. Free estimate. Licensed &
insured. 813-877-7647

Light housekeeping & laundry with
maintenance & shopping help if
needed. Over 20yrs experience
with active local reference. 813-
633-1222

708 MOVERS

Affordable Moving & Trash Haul-
ing. Specializing in delivery /estate
sales. One piece or whole house.
Loading & unloading moving trucks/
storage units. Free estimate. Dave
813-447-6123

710 LAWN CARE



1&S Laown Care, Inc.
Professional Lawn Care Service
Residential & Commercial
*Total Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping/Sod/Mulch
Landscape Maintenance
Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
FREE EST1MATES/REASONABLE RATES
813-645-7266
www.bandslawncare.com
"Your Local Lawn Care Professionals I"



M & C Mower Repair
Parts & service. Authorized war-
ranty center. Commercial & resi-
dential. 725 14th St., Wimauma.
813-938-3226

J T Landscaping
Commercial/ residential. Lay sod,
mulch, trimming, mow lawns. Free
estimate. Call Jose 813-917-6018
or 813-918-6895 JTLandscap-
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Bill's Lawn Service Residential
& commercial. Cut, edge, trim,
Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview,
Gibsonton. Licensed./ insured.
813-293-6840 New accounts wel-
comed.

FloraScapes
Professional maintenance com-
pany serving all your landscaping
needs. Residential & commer-
cial. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, SCC,
Riverview. Licensed /insured.
813-333-3688

All You Need
We create outdoor living! Lawn
replacement, sod installation, de-
livery, landscaping & more. Free
estimate. 813-317-9883

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Fill-Land Clearing
Dozer & loader work, driveway &
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DON'T BE SCARED by the low asking price. And don't be afraid to make an
offer on this clean, cute and comfortable 3BR/2BA in Apollo Beach near park
and school. Has 1 car garage, Florida room, covered patio, and is on
well-groomed corner lot. Just $89,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
BAYFRONT BAHIA BEAUTIES. Serenity, superb scenery, sand-swept paths,
all among things to enjoy when you invest in a 2BR/2BA condo on Tampa Bay.
Split plans, lots of light, balconies off living and master bedrooms. Near restau-
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SON 468-0288
AWESOME PROPERTY in SUN CITY CENTER!! This lovely home boasts
2BR/2BA 2-car garage and is ready and waiting for you! Built in 1994 this
home has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in
2007 and much, much more. Sun City Center has much to offer with golf
courses, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and various
other activities. A golf cart friendly community to local shopping and activities
and it is conveniently located to airports, beaches, Tampa, Sarasota & St.
Petersburg. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! $139,500 CALL
CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
KINGS POINT RENTAL. Lovely 2BR/2BA furnished Stuart model with 2
covered parking places directly in front of the door! $675.00 monthly. Call today
for details! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
$6,000 DOWN AND OWNERS FINANCING AT 6% for this beautiful acre lot,
perfect for your house or M-H/manufactured home. Electric and well on site,
secluded area close to town and shopping. $54,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT
363-7250
NICE FLORIDA CRACKER HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT:
2BR/1.5BA, enclosed Florida-room, inside utility, 2-car carport, shady trees.
County water & Sewer, newer roof. Only $58,000, and owner is looking for an
offer! CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
FABULOUS BAYFRONT CONDO, SOLD ELEGANTLY FURNISHED:
2BR/2BA, immaculate condition, inside utility, large balcony overlooking Tampa
Bay & St-Pete, covered parking. Come enjoy pools, fishing pier, restaurants &
tennis courts. $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but
value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibili-
ties. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672
VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build
your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE
361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
2.5 ACRES REDUCED TO $114,900. Mobile on property does not remain.
Peace and quiet in the country on 21st Ave. SE. Motivated seller. CALL KAY
361-3672 or ROXANNE 748-2201
HUGE PRIVATE LOT! 3BR/2BA on over 1/3 acre lot in non-deed restricted
community. Split floor plan with a nice big lanai overlooking a very private
backyard! $89,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE
361-3672
LAND 3.5 ACRES More or less on Hwy 674 or College Ave zoned AR that
could possibly be rezoned for your business. Property has two septics, water
and electric. Now reduced to $175,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
AFFORDABLE MOBILE HOME/HOUSE SITE in the country but not far from
the city. Roomy corner lot with over one acre mostly cleared for only $59,900.
Priced to please at $59,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
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


* Phase III Now Available!
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* Popular Ruskin Location
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720 HOME MAINT.

Experience carpenter. Needs work
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740 MISC. SERVICES

Seawall Repairs
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O ut of season Continued from page 22


I remembered too that instead of
rushing around at the last minute,
my aunt actually had time to relax
and enjoy the last few days before
Christmas, and she always had time
to bake a birthday cake.
Maybe there was a lesson here
someplace that I, and readers, could
use.
So I began to research "buying
out of season."
Naturally this does not go for
produce or any kind of perishable
goods but only for things you ex-
pect to need every year like Hal-
loween decorations; flags and ban-
ners for patriotic holidays; that kind
of thing.
The first person I called was Mel-
anie Morrison, executive director of
the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce.
I wanted some direction about what
small business people I might inter-


view that could tell me how many
of their sales were for items that
were out of season. I knew how
the large chains dealt with seasonal
material, with their biggest holidays
promoted many weeks in advance.
The past few years I've even seen
Halloween items being unboxed at
the same time as Christmas trees
and holiday lights. You can't even
replace a bulb on a strand of white
lights from a large chain unless its
time for Christmas decorations. I
know- I've tried.
When I left the chamber I visited
Kate Hamilton at the South Shore
Gallery in Apollo Beach. I found
only a few seasonal items there, but
learned that many shoppers come
in during the slowest seasons, like
mid-summer, to take advantage of
sales, and then use their purchases
as gifts later in the year. Because


AUGUST 26, 2010


new items are stocked before the
snowbirds (and winter holidays)
arrive, the gallery has regular sales
of 30-percent or more on items that
have been there awhile at this time
of year.
"The artist's consignment items
aren't affected, just the things we
own outright," Kate said.
Frances Hereford agreed. The
owner of Southern Grace Inc., at
301 U.S. 41 S. in Ruskin for six
years, Frances keeps holiday items
in stock year round.
In fact, I walked into a "Christ-
mas in August" sale without even
realizing it, but I also found many
fall items, Halloween decorations,
St. Patrick's day decorations, and
a whole collection of Mark Roberts
Collectible Fairies, one for every
holiday of the year. The Roberts


collection had Uncle Sams and
Leprechauns and fairies with Eas-
ter-bunny ears. There were also lots
of Easter and other spring decora-
tions throughout the store that eas-
ily made me forget the 90-degree
August heat outside.
Now that I knew I wasn't the first
person to come up with the idea
of shopping out of season, I went
online and Googled "Tampa Bay
personal shopping" to see if people
who shopped for a living bought
much out-of-season stock. But the
closest personal shopper I could
find had a St. Petersburg address.
That told me someone around here
could probably make money doing
this for people with jobs at compa-
nies that have been downsized. I
mean, who has time to shop after
performing duties once relegated to


three of four people? This sounded
like an entrepreneurial bonanza to
me.
I did manage to get hold of Anita
Fabrizio, president of Tampa Per-
sonal Concierge, who covers the
entire Tampa Bay area with her
business. She promised to get back
to me by telephone in the next day
or so but nearly a week later, she
still hadn't had time so I figure the
concierge business (which includes
shopping for clients) must be pretty
good.
Meanwhile, once the kids are
back in school, I'll think about do-
ing some back-to-school shopping.
By then the prices should have gone
way down.
Still, I don't think I'll ever be
able to beat the bargain I got on that
Christmas tree.


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