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September 9, 2010
Volume 54
Number 33
2 Sections


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company's first

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on Sun City Center

golf courses
n By MELODY JAMESON
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1B. SUN CITY CENTER Seven of the eight golf
courses in this retirement community founded
as a golfing mecca now belong to a Canadian
corporation captained by a millionaire real es-
tate mogul.
The purchase transaction, valued at US $8.7
million, officially transferred the seven SCC
Sand Kings Point layouts of varying sizes owned
by WCI Communities along with much con-
nected to them to ClubLink Enterprises,
s Limited, Friday afternoon. The package asking
here price originally topped $13 million.
w? Meanwhile, SCC Community Association di-
s on rectors, who prior to the sale closing last week
were revoking their agreement to public play on
one of the courses, were changing direction.
The Deal
L The deal inked Friday gives Ontario-based
ClubLink a number of properties within the
community, John Luper, former WCI Ameni-
ties Director, told The Observer early this week.
In SCC proper, on both sides of S.R. 674, these
include the Club Renaissance course and Re-
18 See SCC GOLF COURSES, page 19

other focuses


beacon of experience

on national problem

* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net
SUNDANCE It's been just a year this weekend
since Charlie and Donna Witsell lost their only child.
For 13-year-old Hope, blond, blue-eyed, so proud
in that gold-embroidered, dark blue Future Farmer of
America jacket, the pain is all gone. For her parents
and a large, surrounding, extended family, though, it's
still very fresh.
On that September Saturday, Hope, barely a teenag-
er, joined the ranks of a growing number of American
youngsters: she apparently took her own life. That was
the autopsy finding, although the family still wrestles
with acceptance of such a fact in connection with a
girl supported by loving family, committed to healthy
interests, making good grades; an active, involved,
outgoing youngster on the cusp of womanhood.
Nonetheless astoundingly, suicide is the sixth lead-
ing cause of death among five- to 14-year-olds, ac-
cording to the American Academy of Child and Ado-
lescent Psychiatry. In the 15 to 24 age bracket, the rate
shoots up to the third leading cause. It happens today
all over the country, in families of every social and
economic strata, sometimes with simply no discern-
able forewarning. Statistically, the U.S. numbers are
in the thousands annually.
See A MOTHER'S FOCUS, page 3


Razing a landmark Penny Fletcher Photos
Here's one last look at the "old" home of Mosaic Company's ad-
ministration building. A new, modern building in the FishHawk
area of Riverview was featured in The Observer News June 24,
2010. According to Mosaic spokesman Russell Schweiss Sept.
3, the wrecking crew now at work is performing asbestos abate-
ment, which means removing all the asbestos from the structure
before the actual demolition begins. To find out more about the
company's plans, visit www.mosaicco.com or call the public rela-
tions department at (813) 500-6300.


Mitch Traphagen Photo
Above, the clean up began with an eclectic assortment of trash on Bayview Drive
in Ruskin during the 2007 Coastal Cleanup Day.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is Sept. 25


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
RUSKIN The pile of detritus was
remarkable. In the span of a few hours,
the volunteers had collected jugs of used
motor oil, bicycles, lawn furniture, car
batteries, tires and even a mattress and
matching box spring. What made it all the
more remarkable is that the stuff that filled
the industrial-sized garbage container had
only arrived within the proceeding year.


The trash was collected on a past Interna-
tional Coastal Cleanup day.
The 2010 International Coastal Cleanup
will be held on Saturday, September 25.
South Hillsborough is represented with
six locations in Ruskin and Apollo Beach.
In all, up to 270 volunteers are needed to
spend four hours making a huge differ-
ence for the coastal environment.
Jim Grannon is the site captain for one
See COASTAL CLEANUP, page 14


Riverview


writer says

she hopes she

never grows up

* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny @ observernews.net

RIVERVIEW If you like talk-
ing to animals, running in the rain
and jumping barefoot into mud pud-
dles, you might be just a little bit like
Little Olga.
The 'Little Olga' character, who
waves a magic wand, promotes
peace and brotherhood and is often
shown playing in a rainbow on CD
covers, in games and during public
performances, is hoping to soon be-
come the star of a series of children's
books. Or rather, that's what her cre-
ator, Olga Iris Claudio of Riverview,
is stepping out to do next.
"First I thought about self-pub-
lishing," Claudio said. "But the Lit-
tle Olga character has been so well
received at so many performances,
I think she has the track record to
sell."
Since creating Little Olga in 2000,
See LITTLE OLGA, page 23


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SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

A mother's focus


OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER 3


* Continued from page 1
Diminutive Donna Witsell wants
you to know this; she wants you to
be aware for the sake of your child
and another's child, she wants you
to recognize what has to be con-
sidered a national disgrace and
its causes, she wants you to give
freely of the smiles and the kind
words that can alter the course of
a young life. And, she's willing
to use a very private anniversary
to underscore the importance of a
public event.
At 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, the
full color feature film titled "To
Save A Life" will be shown free of
charge in the sanctuary of the Ma-
ranatha Church of God in down-
town Ruskin. Rated PG-13, the
film is not suitable for very young
children, but every parent and ev-
ery adult responsible for guiding
teenagers should see it, Witsell
asserts with the confidence of per-
sonal experience.
"To Save a Life" features a large
cast of teens who look as if they
were filmed in the halls at East Bay
or Lennard or Riverview High and
at typical Hillsborough hangouts
that attract adolescents caught up


in the inevitable learning process
leading usually to adulthood. But
in the film, as sometimes in life,
the maturing process gets short
circuited by death; an entirely un-
necessary death stemming from
the consuming teenage need to be
popular, to conform, to find a peer
group.
It is, in fact, art mimicking life,
Witsell says; a spot-on portrayal of
the sometimes brutal, unforgiving,
contemporary teen culture in and
out of the nation's school systems
of which too many busy parents
remain blissfully unaware.
The film, of course, hits close to
the Witsell home. That school year
before Hope's 13th summer, the
dedicated FFAer who entered ev-
ery possible competition, eagerly
consumed agricultural knowledge,
dreamed of work with plants,
made an error in judgment, her
mother acknowledges. Like many
girls embarking on adolescence,
in the grip of hormone changes,
Hope also closely followed teen
celebrity crazes, absorbing the
entertainment industry's sexu-
ally suggestive bombardment. She
transmitted an inappropriate self


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she liked. Another girl apparently
found the photo on his phone and
broadcast it.
A prolonged storm of ridicule,
name calling, shunning and other
forms of bullying ensued from
Hope's Shields Middle School
classmates. As the abuse contin-
ued, the family rallied around,
visited the school, sought to buffer
Hope. Adults counseled the child-
ishness would pass in time, they
tried to distract her with family
activities, they offered a change of
school. "We kept asking her what
we could do for her," Witsell re-
calls, "but she just kept saying she
was okay; she couldn't give up the
FFA program at Shields."
Outwardly, Hope hid her pain.
Inwardly, she was in torment.
When the 2009 school year re-
sumed that August she returned to
Shields, trying to tough out the re-
jection that among unthinking, im-
mature, conforming teens can be
wildly contagious. The accumu-


nation took its toll, overwhelming
a 13-year-old's bright future with
the dark clouds of an intolerable
present.
Witsell has choice words for
school personnel who, she says,
failed to share all that they knew
about the situation.
Men and women, Witsell ob-
serves, grieve such a gut-wrench-
ing loss differently. Her way is to
warn others with all the passion
of her experience. In the last year,
she's given many interviews, made
numerous appearances, spoken
from pulpits always entreating
parents to pay attention, ask ques-
tions, listen closely. Witsell also
now devotes long hours to listen-
ing to and talking with teenagers on
Facebook even as she conducts an
outreach ministry for young girls
she calls "Warriors for Hope."
And life goes on in the Witsell
household, despite the sadness.
There are work responsibilities to
be discharged, chores demanding
attention, family interactions that


cannot be ignored. She and Char-
lie try to give each other space and
time to grieve privately, she says,
as they stand ready to comfort one
another whenever that helps, too.
It's a circumstance she wants oth-
ers to avoid.
Copyright 2010 Melody Jameson


Donna Witsell, mother of Hope
Witsell, and founder of Warriors
for Hope.


Senior Games call attention to Grandparents Day


By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
SUN CITY CENTER Carry-
ing out the real spirit of National
Grandparents Day bridging the
generations between older adults
and the children of their children
the first Senior Games here get
underway Sunday morning.
Competitions in a wide range of
S activities ongoing throughout both
SCC and Kings Point from lawn
bowling to billiards, pickleball to
tennis, horseshoes to swimming
are set to begin at 8 AM in the
S various venues where the mild to
rigorous athletics normally are
e found.
A donation of $10 is asked of
each participant to help defray the
10 costs of a picnic lunch to be served
from noon to 1:30 PM Sunday and
of the red, white, blue and gold
od medals to be awarded winners an-
nounced following the meal. Non-
competitors are invited to join the
lunch crowd for a nominal $5.
try The primary objective of the
2010 exercises locally is raising
awareness of the upcoming Sam-
my Rides multi-state bicycle trip
scheduled for March 2011, said
Woody Nelson, one of the orga-
nizers.


The Sammy Rides trek to be un-
dertaken by several SCC cyclists
is planned to begin in Arizona
and pedal its way east across the
sunbelt states, stopping at eight
major universities and in 63 cities
enroute, Nelson said. Honoring the
granddaughter of a SCC family, its
purpose is focusing attention on
pediatric cancer and the research
needed to help youngsters afflicted
with various forms of the disease.
The competitive senior games
are open to all interested SCC and
KP residents, regardless of age or
level of expertise. Conducted un-
der the aegis of the various ath-
letically oriented clubs across the
community, the contests will take
place at the usual club sites, Nel-
son noted, adding that billiards,
physical workout, swimming and
aerobics competitions, for exam-
ple, are set for their facilities in
Kings Point.
The no-handicap shotgun golf
game, currently with 72 players
on tap,
is slated for the Sandpiper South
golf course and the exhibition
softball game, pitting the Valencia
Lakes team against SCC's best, is
to be played during the lunch hour
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events and a shuffleboard contest
also are in the works, Nelson said.
Sign-up sheets have been placed at
the club locations, he added.
While this year's Grandparents
Day Senior Games aim to call at-
tention to the Sammy Rides pro-
gram, next year's games are likely
to focus on another need pertinent
to the health and wellbeing of
grandchildren, the organizer said.
It could be childhood diabetes or
autism or any of a number of con-
ditions afflicting youngsters, he
said, but the link will be grandpar-
ents and their children's children.
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created by a West Virginia house-
wife, the late Marian McQuade,
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first Sunday after Labor Day be-
came the national recognition date
with the stroke of President Jimmy
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For additional information on
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nior Games contact Kim Brown,
events director, 813/938-3585.
Copyright 2010 Melody Jameson


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celebrates Boy

Scout history
PALMETTO Palmetto His-
torical Park and Manatee County
Agricultural Museum will open
their doors for a reception and open
house Friday, September 10, 5:30 to
8 p.m. Featured will be the exhibit
"A Shining Light Across Manatee."
Running through October 2, this
exhibit celebrates 100 years of
Scouting in Manatee County as
well as the 100th anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America.
The reception, which is open to
the public, is sponsored by the Boy
Scouts, Moore's Stone Crab Res-
taurant, Palmetto Historical Com-
mission, Manatee County Agricul-
tural Museum, and Manatee County
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
The reception and open house
will be held at 515 10th Ave. West,
Palmetto, FL 34221. For more in-
formation call 941-721-2034 or
941-723-4991. Visit the Historical
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Couple hopes to spread new Internet radio station to airwaves as well


Frank Vetrone has radio in his
blood. For more than 30 years the
Sun City Center resident, original-
ly from New York City,
worked both behind the
scenes and on the air for
stations all over the East
Coast and in California.
Now, his wife Judi
Long, who works in
finance, has caught the Over
radio bug as well. offer
Together they've C
launched an Internet By Penny
radio station featuring penny@obs
local issues, music, in-
formation and call-in questions.
And they're having fun.
During their first week on line
from noon to 2 p.m. each weekday
at www.ustream.tv/channel/a-ra-
dio-show-for-smucks they've cov-
ered a wide gamut of topics.
"Our goal is to make this an ex-
citing showcase of community tal-
ent and diversity as well as inform-
ing and entertaining residents,"
Judi said in an interview at their
lakeside home Sept. 3 as their first
week came to an end.
Because the shows are recorded,
people can go to the Web site and
click on shows that have been re-
corded and listen at their conve-
nience, but the couple hopes the
community tunes in during show
time and calls with comments, sug-
gestions and questions.
Frank does music and talk, fol-
lowed by Judi's show, called Mul-
ligan Stew, where she says any
subject can be thrown into the pot.
Having been interested in radio
since childhood, Frank said he
used to go in his room and listen,
and then try to mimic, New York
City radio personalities, especially


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Ingram down in Ft.
Lauderdale and visited
him. "He's pretty old
now, and isn't well. I
told him how I'd listen
and try to learn from
his broadcasts," Frank
said.
In college, Frank
S studied communica-
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vernews.net for radio stations in
New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Massachusetts and
California.
Judy, who has done many differ-
ent things since getting her degree
as a teacher and license to sell mu-
tual funds is now running her own
business, which (surprisingly in
this economy) is still finding fund-
ing for commercial projects; put-
ting potential project managers in
touch with good lending options.
Right now she is working on
something called the 2012 Proj-
ect, which involves a process to
break down and safely dispose of
the 2,000 miles of stacked rubber
tires that lie along the U.S. Mexi-
can border.
"This is one of my pet projects
because of the environmental is-
sues surrounding the disposing of
tires. You bury them and after a few
years they just float back up. You
bum them, and you get airborne
toxins. I am very excited about this
project," she said.
Still, she says she is enjoying
working daily with her husband on
their shows.
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treatments and healing, she expects
to have lively discussions on these
subjects. But she won't confine
herself to any specific area.
"That's why I call it Mulligan
Stew," she said.
Meanwhile, Frank says he likes
controversial topics. While I was
there, we discussed government
corruption; politics; bad business
practices and identifying who you
should, and should not, do busi-
ness with. It was a fascinating hour
and a half.
Despite the fact that Frank seems
to be able to carry on a conversa-
tion easily and for as long as he
feels like, he describes himself as
h11 '
"That doesn't bother me because
I know that most big personali-
ties are introverted too," he told
me. "Some who appear very ex-
troverted in their role on stage or
behind a microphone don't do well
with one-on-one conversation." He
cited former night-time television
host Johnny Carson as an example,
saying he knew people who had
seen Carson shyly sitting alone at
parties.
"I never pictured myself on the
air," he told me. "I thought I would
stay behind the scenes (while
studying communications). But
one day all my buddies went to the
room where the radio station was
and somebody handed me a micro-
phone and a script. I didn't think I
could do it, but as soon as I started,
it just felt right."
He said he had heard actor Jack
Lemon tell a similar story about
appearing in front of an audience.
"He said it 'just felt right' and that's


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how he started his career."
Both Judi and Frank say they are
completely comfortable on the air
and most of the time their shows
are spontaneous.
I had to laugh at that, because in
my brief time doing a radio show
a couple of years ago, I attacked
each hour like a reporter, assem-
bling material for hours prior to
show time, making it impossible
to continue because there was no
time for me to get my "real work"
done!
How anybody can talk spontane-
ously into a microphone for an hour
is beyond my comprehension.
Meanwhile, Judy is research-
ing FCC regulations governing air
time for community radio stations
and is also hoping to find an en-
gineer and Web site designer who
would like to work with them.
"We want to get this thing up and
running on the radio as well as the
Internet," she said.
*Perhaps you have something
you'd like to share. Or maybe you' d
rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause: or
sound off about something you
think needs change. That's what
"Over Coffee" is about. It really
doesn't matter whether we actually
drink any coffee or not (although I
probably will). It's what you have
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this Saturday
The community is invited to
attend a benefit for Cindy-Lou
Wood, the victim of a violent at-
tack, who has undergone three
brain surgeries this summer and
is still seriously ill and fighting
to recover from the damaging
effects of this senseless crime.
The benefit begins at 6 p.m.
this Saturday, Sept. 11, at the
Ruskin Elks Club at 1630 U.S.
Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. Tickets
for the spaghetti dinner are $15
in advance and $20 at the door.
The dinner ticket includes: live
entertainment, stand-up comedy
and lots of dancing.
Cindy-Lou Wood's attack im-
mediately followed the injury of
her son, soldier Michael James
Tardie of the 503rd COP Black-
hawk Unit who was serving our
country in Afghanistan.
She is also the daughter of lo-
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contributor to The Observer
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Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
Thursday, September 9 Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, September 10- Fish Fry
from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You
2 Kan from 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 11 --$6
Breakfast from 8:30 a.m to noon.
Sunday, September 12- Pub
SStumpers Trivial from 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 13- Games
in Lounge at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m.
Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15 -Parade Meeting at 5:30 p.m. American
Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.


School Board approves teacher
contracts and schedule changes


The Hillsborough County School
Board voted 6-1 in favor of the
negotiated employee contracts,
providing an approximate two
percent pay increase for eligible
employees and approving several
calendar changes.
The calendar changes include
a four-day weekend in March,
closing down the week of Thanks-
giving, and adding the same
number of early release days as in
2009-2010.
Teachers ratified the contract
with more than 96 percent approval
through online voting over 10
days, ending at midnight Sunday.
Most teachers will receive a
pay increase equaling approxi-
mately two percent, while eligible
teachers at the top of the pay scale
will receive a $1,000 lump sum
payment before winter break. In
addition, the School Board will
continue to pay for fingerprint
monitoring and an employee-only
health insurance plan.
Teachers will get an additional
post-planning day and in most
cases will not be granted paid per-
sonal days the Friday after Veter-
ans Day, and the Fridays before
Thanksgiving break, winter break,
and Memorial Day weekend.
Twelve month employees will
make up the three added days off
before Thanksgiving by working
three weeks of four, ten-hour days
following the non-paid holidays of
Labor Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day, and Memorial Day.


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Members of the Hillsborough
School Employees Federation
ratified their negotiated contract
by 99 percent. It includes many of
the same provisions, including the
approximate two percent pay raise
for eligible employees. In addition
to the provisions above, the HSEF
contract includes that the School
Board will pay for required em-
ployee uniforms.
The following changes will be
reflected on the district calendar:
Oct. 29 -- Professional Study
Day is now a school day.
Nov. 22-26 -- District is closed
during Thanksgiving break.
Feb. 21 -- Presidents Day is now
a school day.
March 18-21, 2011 is a 4-day
weekend.
The following days are early
release days -- students released
two hours early:
Sept. 15 and 29, 2010
Oct. 13 and 27, 2010
Nov. 10, 2010
Dec. 8, 2010
Jan. 12 and 26, 2011
Feb. 9 and 23, 2011
March 9, 2011
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June 8, 2011
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The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813
1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin
(813) 645-5919
Every Wednesday 5 to 7 p.m.
Chef's Choice Dinner
Every Thursday 5 to 7 p.m.
Wings (the best I've ever had)
Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m.
Fish Fry (beer batter. fried, baked)
Live Music
Every Saturday 7 to 11 p.m.
Karaoke by Kim
All events are open to qualified
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Riverview Memorial
VFW Post #8108

Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr.
schedule is as follows:

Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ladies'Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.

VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.

Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.

Wednesday:
Bar Poker from 1 to 5 p.m.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m. $6. Carry out.
Call 671-4845.

Friday:
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7. Comes with
fries, hush puppy and cole slaw
Bands at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Fire in the Hole from
1 to 2 p.m.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.

Sunday:
$6 Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon.


Riverview Honorary Mayors race kicks off
The annual Riverview Honorary Mayor's Race kicked off Aug. 31
at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon,
sponsored by Dr. Bob Encinosa, Boyette Animal Hospital. Current
Honorary Mayor of Riverview, Jeanne Bush, Serenity Meadows Memo-
rial Park and Funeral Home encouraged members to officially toss their
hat into the ring to become a candidate. Tossing their hats in the ring for
this major fundraising event are Charles Crump of Save a Life Today;
Mike Self, S&S Tacos & Stuff/Pizzas & Stuff; and Dr. Kim Tyson, Four
Paws Veterinary Hospital.
These three candidates will be raising money for their favorite charities.
The race will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14. Charles Crump has
selected the Make A Wish Foundation as his charity of choice; Mike Self
will be raising money for Hand to Hope; and Dr. Kim Tyson has opted to
raise funds for C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption Rescue Effort).
The candidate that has the most votes ($1 = one vote) at the close of
the race will be named the 2011 Honorary Mayor of Riverview. The win-
ner will be announced at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony in January 2011.
Several fundraising events have been planned so watch the community
event calendar online www.RiverviewChamber.com or call the River-
view Chamber office (813) 234-5944. Show your support and make your
vote count for the 2011 Honorary Mayor of Riverview.


Congratulations
to graduates
Robert Birchum, a Intelligence
Studies major and resident of
Riverview, was among more than
4,000 degree recipients recognized
at American Public University
System's Spring 2010 commence-
ment at DAR Constitution Hall in
Washington, D.C.
American Public University
System, winner of the Sloan Con-
sortium's 2009 Ralph E. Gomory
Award for Quality Online Edu-
cation and two-time recipient of
Sloan's Effective Practice Award,
offers more than 100 online certif-
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its American Public University
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institutions.
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affordability and flexibility help
more than 70,000 working adults
worldwide pursue degrees in
subjects ranging from homeland
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Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities

The Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 Ist
St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly
activities.
The FOE Acric meet at 7 p.m. the I st and 3 rd
Thursday of the month. The Ladies' Auxiliary INN
meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.
Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month
at 11 a.m. E l
Members and members' guests are invited to
attend all events at the Club and to socialize.
Thursday, September 9- Bar Gaines at 2 p.m.
Friday, September 10 Pizza Nite by the Ladies' Auxiliary at 5
p.m. Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 11 Bake Sale by the Ladies' Auxiliary
from noon 'til everything is gone. Bring some goodies to sell. Steak
Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Music by Calvin 0 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 12 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 13 Bingo at 6 p.m. Food available.
Tuesday, September 14 Bar Games at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15 Wings and Things at 5 p.m.
Oh so good!! Stop in and have some!
For more information, call the club at 645-2922.


Gems and jewelry
showcased
The Tampa Bay Mineral and
Science Club (a non-profit orga-
nization) presents the 51st Annual
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
and Sale.
Over 41-1 \ c dos \\ ill offerawide
variety of gems, minerals, jewelry
supplies, and finished jewelry,
including hand-crafted items.
The show and sale will be from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
23; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, Oct. 24 at The Internation-
al Independent Showmen's Asso-
ciation clubhouse, 6915 Riverview
Drive, Riverview, (Gibsonton).
Live demonstrations and jewelry
classes will be available. There
will be:
Gems & Minerals
Fossils
Beads & Findings
Jewelry
Door Prizes
Lapidary Material
Grab Bags
Chinese Raffle
Children's Sand Mine
Silent Auction
For details, contact them at club-
president@atampabayrockclub.
com or by phone at 684-2039.
Admission: adults, $5; students,
(K-12) $4; under 5, free with
parent; active military, free with
valid ID.


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chunks of cheese, and even veg-
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reusable containers aren't feasible.
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Watch out for

burnout
There are several space vehicles at
the United States Air Force Muse-
um in Ohio, and I have noted that all
of them show signs of having been

burned places
are caused by
friction upon
re-entry when
the vehicle
is moving
Positive through the
Talk atmosphere
By William Hodges high rate of
highdrate of
speed. If the
angle of re-entry and the speed are
not controlled, the friction energy
would cause the vehicle to burn up
completely. It might be a beautiful
sight to see from the ground, since
it would appear to be a star-bright
meteor as it plunged to the earth.
Upon closer inspection, we would
be able to see this thing of beauty
being consumed by unrelenting heat
and flame until the burned-out hulk
finally disintegrated into nothing.
I believe that there are many peo-
ple in our society who show signs of
friction, just like that space vehicle.
They are getting singed around the
edges by the friction caused by the
speed of modem living. Life is get-
ting harder and harder for them, and
they face a real threat of becom-
ing-not unlike an uncontrolled
spacecraft that plunges to earth--
burned out and finally disintegrated.
Here are some of the danger signs.
See if any of them relate to you.
1. The harder you try, the less you
seem to get done.
2. Feeling fatigued has become a
way of life
3. You are missing appointments
and forgetting things.
4. Joy is elusive and sadness of an
unexplained nature often pervades
your mind.
5. You find you are easily disori-
ented and it is hard to concentrate.
6. You find it hard to joke about
yourself, and if you do, it's always
in a negative sense.
7. Even people you like are begin-
ning to aggravate you.
8. You are suffering from unex-
plained aches and pains.
9. You find yourself withdrawing
from everyday activities.
10. Your attention span is too short
for the minute waltz.
If you find that several of these
statements relate to you, it's time to
assess the activities you are involved
in, and make some changes. In or-
der to do that, you must know the
total of what you are doing and what
could be eliminated without penalty.
Start by making a list of your daily
activities and then review them as to
their importance. You may find that
much of your time is being used by
routine tasks that could remain un-
done or delegated to someone else.
You may also find that even if you
choose to continue an activity, you
will find an easier way just by ex-
amining it closely. Be mindful that
you need to set aside some time for
yourself as you go about your daily
activities-time to rest the mind
and heal the soul. If all else fails and
you cannot help yourself, then seek
competent medical attention.
William Shakespeare said, "Vio-
lent fires soon burn out themselves."
The trick in life is not to lose your
fire, but to not let it become violent
and consume you.
Bill Hodges is a nationally rec-
ognized speaker, trainer, and syn-
dicated columnist. Hodges may be
reached at Hodges Seminars In-
terntional, PO. Box 89033, Tam-
pa, FL 33689-0400. Phone 813-
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Upcoming auditions tor Junior Glee Club
Auditions for the PACKids!, a Glee Club comprised of musically talented
children in grades 1 5 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Rollins The-
ater in Sun City Center. The PACKids!, directed by local music teacher,
singer and actor, Ellen Kleinschmidt is affiliated with the Performing Arts
Company of Sun City Center, under the leadership of longtime NY actor,
Lew Resseguie. Those auditioning must come prepared to sing a solo, ei-
ther with a CD accompaniment or a cappella and dressed appropriately to
learn a short song and dance routine. For further information and directions
to the theater, contact Kleinschmidt at 813 633-4286 or via e-mail at LN-
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South Hillsborough Elks Lodge
#2672's Upcoming Activities
Every Wednesday is Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat,
for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Every Thursday is Fun Night. Wii games available all evening till
closing.
Every Friday is Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests
from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 20 is Poor Man's Dinner for all Elks and their guests,
5p.m., $5 in advance- $6 at door. Menu American Goulash.
Saturday, Sept. 11- Although not an Elk Activity, remember the Cin-
dy-Lou Wood Benefit being held at the South Hillsborough Elks Lodge
#2672. Cindy, who was violently attacked, has had two brain surgeries
and five hospitalizations. The long-term costs of such injuries cannot
be estimated. Events will include dinner, dancing, entertainment, auc-
tion and raffles. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

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SouthShore
Democratic Club to
meet
Do you know what Amendments
#5 and #6 will do? Find out Sept.
16 when the SouthShore Demo-
cratic Club meets at
1pm at the South-
Shore Public Li-
brary on 19th Ave.
The Southshore
Democratic Club
has joined with Fair
Districts Florida and the ACLU to
bring the information you need to
make an informed vote in Novem-
ber.
Nikki Fisher of the Tampa based
People Over Politics Campaign
will speak about The Constitution-
al Amendments which will appear
on the November ballot.
To reach the Library go North
on Cypress Village Blvd. to 19th
Ave turn right to the first left, Beth
Shields Way.
For more information go to www.
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Free beginner
farmer training
On Thursday, Sept. 16, 5:30
p.m.-7:30 p.m. there will be a free
Agriculture Business Develop-
ment Seminar for new, beginning
and aspiring farmers at the South-
Shore Library, 15816 Beth Shields
Way in Ruskin.
New, beginning and aspiring
Hillsborough County farmers have
an opportunity to receive free ag-
riculture business development
training through a partnership be-
tween Hillsborough County's Ag-
riculture Industry Development
Program and the Florida West
Coast Resource Conservation &
Development Council.
These training seminars are titled
"Keeping Your Business Open:
Lesson inFood Safety" and "Small
Farming and Regulations."
To register, contact Linda Pearcy,
Florida West Coast Resource Con-
servation & Development Coun-
cil, at (941) 723-3252. For more
information, visit www.Farmer-
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Allan Burt V. Guinto
Army Pfc. Allan Burt V. Guinto
has graduated from the Infantry-
man One Station Unit Training at
Fort Benning, Columbus, GA. The
training consists of Basic Infantry
Training and Advanced Individual
Training.
During the nine weeks of basic
combat training, the soldier
received training in drill and cere-
monies, weapons employment,
map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness,
first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Additional training included development of basic combat skills and
battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weap-
ons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry
soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover
anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and
operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communica-
tions equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for in-
fantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted
battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological
or chemical contaminated area.
He is the son of Grace Guinto of Wimauma. The private is a 2009
graduate of Spoto High School, Riverview.



Outpatient options for spine surgery
Brandon Regional Hospital The volume of outpatient spine
Spine Center is committed to surgery varies from state-to-state
offering their patients the latest and region-to-region. The ability
in surgical treatment for neck and to offer an outpatient spine surgery
back pain, including 'same day program is based on a number of
spine surgery.' factors, including the training, abil-
"Outpatient spine surgery estab- ity and skill of the neurosurgeon
lished it roots in minimally inva- and the facility's surgical team.
sive surgical techniques and we are Dr. Fishman adds, "A majority of
now starting to see an increasing spine surgeries are still performed
trend," expresses Dr. Larry Fish- on an inpatient basis. In addi-
man, neurosurgeon at Brandon tion to the obvious advantages of
Regional Hospital. "In the past, minimally invasive spine surgery,
spine surgeries, such as laminecto- patients heal faster in familiar sur-
mies, lumbar fusion, and cervical roundings and have a tendency
infusions took many hours in the to return to normal activities in a
operating room and a lengthy post- shorter amount of time."
operative hospital stay. Now most If you have questions on out-
patients that fit the criteria for patient spine surgery, attend 'Same
these outpatient surgeries, come to Day Spine Surgery' at 6 p.m. on
the hospital, have the surgery and Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Oak-
are sent home the same day. We field Medical Plaza, Classroom
are able to reduce operating room B, Suite 260. The seminar is being
time, hospital stay and in most presented by Brandon Regional
cases, the patient experiences less Hospital and Dr. Fishman. Call
post-operative pain and a quicker (813) 653-1065 to RSVP.
recovery time."


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Alafia American Legion Post
148, located at 7240 U.S. Hwy.
301 in Riverview will again begin
hosting Sunday morning yard sales
starting Sunday, Sept. 12.
The yard sale is open from 7 a.m.
until noon and spaces are available
on a first-come basis at a cost of
$7 per space. Tables can be rented
for $5 each.
In addition the Legion will be
serving Sunday breakfast from 9
to 11 a.m. The public is invited to
participate in these events.


Fish fry at
American Legion
The Friday night Fish Fry is
returning to Alafia American
Legion Post 148, located at 7240
U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview on
Friday, Sept. 10.
The hours for serving this deli-
cious meal will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
This event is open to the public
and there will be a cost of $6 per
plate.
For more information, call the
post at 677-6529 or visit their
website at www.americanlegion-
alafiapostl48.org.


C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.


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Nugget's personality is far
greater than his weight in gold. He
trots around the play yard like he
runs the show. With an invite, he
will gladly pop up on your lap for
chat.
Nugget came to the shelter when
his owner became too ill to care
for him any longer. He is ready to
start the next phase of his life with
a new forever home. Do you have
room in your heart for a Nugget of
love?
Nugget is neutered, micro-
chipped and current on his shots.
He was born in May of 2006.


Campaign launched
Verizon Wireless and the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) announced
the launch of the 'Danger Thumbs'
campaign to make the state's roads
safer by urging young Florida driv-
ers to stop texting on their wireless
phones when behind the wheel.
While texting drivers of any age
can create a hazard on the roads,
the campaign targets young, inex-
perienced motorists who also are
generally the most prolific users of
wireless text messaging.
The campaign will kick off with
a series of presentations by FHP
officers at high school driver's
education classes across the state.
"Driving and texting is clearly
unsafe and one of the most impor-
tant lessons we can teach to young
drivers as they hit the roads to start
a new school year," said Captain
Mark Welch, FHP's chief of public
affairs.
The 'Danger Thumbs' Florida
initiative will complement a more
general 'Don't Text and Drive'
public service campaignby Verizon
Wireless that includes billboards,
public service announcements
(PSAs), advertising, brochures
and other traditional communica-
tions aimed at all drivers.
In addition to school visits,
'Danger Thumbs' will present
safety messages in a variety of
web-based and social media chan-
nels particularly popular with
young and learning drivers. Social
media 'walls.' quizzes, surveys,
fan pages, contests and more will
promote safe driving and highlight
the great danger of texting while
behind the wheel.
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Pam Tope, Florida region presi-
dent of Verizon Wireless. "If we
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Dr. Bob Encinosa, Boyette Animal Hospital, which happens to be near-
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Coastal cleanup
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location dedicated to cleanup up
the Gulf City/Sand Key area of
Tampa Bay, taking over for his
wife Sal who had spearheaded
that area's effort for the past four
years.
"I'd like to get high school stu-
dents, Scouts and local boaters in-
volved in the event this year," Jim
Grannon said. 'The past cleanup
have yielded prodigious amounts
of litter from the waterways all
in a four hour effort and this
year we need more help from the
folks in the Ruskin boating com-
munity, the people who really en-
joy the water, fishing and nature."
The Gulf City/Sand Key meet-
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in Ruskin.
The annual International Coastal
Cleanup is a global effort in which
half a million volunteers join to-
gether to make a positive differ-
ence for the world's oceans and
waterways. Locally the effort is
sponsored by Keep Hillsborough
County Beautiful, a non-profit
organization established in 1992
by residents concerned about the
growing problem with litter in the
county. The organization is sup-
ported by the Hillsborough County
Solid Waste Management Depart-
ment and the Board of County
Commissioners, along with other
community partners. The organiza-
tion estimates they have collected
hundreds of thousands of pounds
of litter and illegally dumped ma-
terial over the past 18 years.
According to Keep Hillsborough
County Beautiful, last year's event
in Tampa Bay involved more than
3,000 volunteers cleaning 100
miles of coastline. Through their
effort, more than 65,000 pounds


of trash was picked up including
15,024 discarded cigarettes, nearly
9,000 glass bottles, thousands of
cans and other plastic bottles and,
oddly enough, a bowling pin and a
backpack filled with coins. There
were sober reminders for why the
effort was needed: three pelicans
found entangled in monofilament
line, fish and other animal casual-
ties.
In the Tampa Bay area, the vol-
unteers come from all walks of
life; including students gaining
community service credits, fami-
lies, Boy and Girl Scout Troops,
businesses, and civic organizations
and citizens that just want to spend
a few hours making an impact on
their communities. In addition
to cleaning up the trash, volun-
teers also collect data that is sent
to the Ocean Conservancy where
it is used towards more effective
efforts at future cleanup and for
public education. The overall ef-
fort is supported by a wide array
of local businesses and civic orga-
nizations.
A few years back on Coastal
Cleanup day at Bayview Drive in
Ruskin, the volunteers took off on
foot and in small boats and canoes.
They returned with an impressive
and eclectic mix of trash cluttering
the waterways of the community
and threatening the wildlife. The
gallons of used motor oil found in
carelessly discarded jugs, the tires,
the various plastic and metal bits
and bobs, and everything else that
filled the commercial-sized dump-
ster only seemed to prove the mot-
to of Keep Hillsborough County
Beautiful: "People are the prob-
lem. People are the solution." On
that Saturday morning, as it will



Never Forget

Patriot Day

Sept. 11, 2001
Dedicated to the men,
women and children
who lost their lives; the
brave people who gave
their lives, and the heroes
that responded to the
emergency.


SEPTEMBER 9, 2010


be on September 25, Jim and Sal
Grannon, along with their friends
and neighbors from around Tampa
Bay become the solution.
To volunteer to make a difference
in your community, visit khcbon-
line.org, email khcb2@yahoo.com


or call 813-960-5121. Registering
in advance will help organizers
and site captains to make the most
effective plans for the day. Check-
in begins at 8 a.m. on September
25 with the clean-up effort running
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers


will receive a free t-shirt or tote
bag to commemorate the event.
With six locations in South Hills-
borough, you can join your neigh-
bors to make a very tangible and
positive impact on Tampa Bay and
our communities.


Mitch Traphagen Photo
Site captains Jim and Sal Grannon, along with all of the volunteers celebrated after filling the industrial-
sized dumpster.
20 2010 INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP LOCATIONS
SSaturday, September 25 Check-in: 8 a.m. Cleanup: 8:30a.m. to noon
ofII*Please pre-register for one of these locations or register a site of your own*
Type Site Capacity City Address
L Apollo Beach Nature Preserve 100 Apollo Beach 6767 Surfside Blvd.
B Beer Can Island (Pine Key) 50 Apollo Beach Latitude-27.807527, Longitude-82.446205
LC Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center 50 Ruskin 4140 24th St.
/C Causeway Blvd 120 Tampa 3409 Causeway Blvd. Old Seabreeze Restaurant
L/C Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve 20 Ruskin 3709 Gulf City Rd. *canoes available but additional needed
L Courtney Campbell Causeway unlimited Tampa boat ramp
L Cypress Point Park 250 Westshore 5620 Cypress St. **will get feet wet
L Dover Park 50 Dover 2820 S. Gallagher Rd
L East Lake 40 Tampa 6400 E. Chelsea St.
L Ed Medard Park 150 Plant City 5726 Partner Loop
L English Creek Environmental Studies Center 25 Plant City 3780 SR 60 E. **sturdy shoes
L Gandy Bridge 120 Tampa boat ramp
L/C/B Gulf City/Sand Key 20 Ruskin 808 Bayview Dr.
L Heather Lakes Park 50 Brandon 1850 Winding Wood Ave. near Providence Rd.
L/C Hillsborough River State Park 55 Thonotosassa 15402 US Hwy 301 N.
L Lutz Old School House unlimited Lutz 18819 N. Hwy 41
L McKay Bay Nature Park 100 Tampa 134 N. 34th St. "sturdy shoes
L Orange Grove Park 75 Tampa 9630 Orange Grove Dr.
L Palmetto Point 50 Tampa corner of Saxon St. and Bermuda Dr.
L Ramblewood Rd 30 Lutz Entrance to Brooker Creek Preserve
L Reese's Beach & Fish Camp 150 Thonotosassa 11502 Thonotosassa Rd.
L/C/B Shell Point Marina 50 Ruskin 3340 W. Shell Point Rd. *canoes and boats needed
Key: B needs Boats; C needs Canoes or kayaks, L On Land
*Be sure to check for updates as additional sites may be confirmed through August 20, 2010.
Contact: 813-960-5121 or khcb2@yahoo.com.




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Program/Event Highlights
Week of Sept. 12 Sept. 18


Wee Artists: Let's Create!
Friday, Sept. 17 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wee artists ages 3-5 years will create an art project with Art Educator
Laurie Burhop. Come for fun and creativity! Materials are provided.
Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
Creative Artists: Create with Craypas
Saturday, Sept. 18 10:30 a.m. to noon
For children 6-9 years Children will create an art project using
craypas. Students will learn how to blend color and create bold designs.
Art Instructor Minnette Webster, will lead this class. Registration
required. Call 273.3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.


If you think you might be inter-
ested in joining Friends of the
South Shore library, visit the Book
Sale Room at the Library for a
membership application. For any
additional information, visit www.
com.
SouthShore Regional
Library is located at
15816 Beth Shields
Way (off 19th Avenue
between U.S. 301
and 1-75). (813) 273-3652.


Mouse Skills
Monday, Sept. 13 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse.
Registration in person required no earlier than one hour
prior to the start of the program.
Keyboard Basics
Monday, Sept. 13 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Registration in person
required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.
Game Zone
Tuesday, Sept. 14 5 to 7 p.m.
For middle and high school students Get in the zone and join
your friends for some gaming fun with games such as Dance,
Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band and other great games.
Baby Time
Wednesday, Sept. 15 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.
For ages 0-24 months ~ Share books, rhymes, songs, games and
quality time together while instilling a love of reading and
regular library visits in this 20-minute program.
Seating limit: 20 children plus their parents/caregivers.
Buying a Computer on the Web
Wednesday, Sept. 15 2 to 3:15 p.m.
How to make the proper choice for you when purchasing a PC
online including taking advantage of rebates and comparing brands.
HTML II: Image Formats and Tags
Thursday, Sept. 16 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
In this course you will learn about various image formats and how to
insert them in your web page. Registration in person required
no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.
Book Discussion: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Thursday, Sept. 16 2 to 3:15 p.m.
In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed.
With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three
women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and
the way women -- black and white, mothers and daughters --
view one another. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Bedtime Stories
Thursday, Sept. 16 7 to 7:30 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading a family affair.
Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly
toy for stories, songs and activities during this 30-minute program.


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patients in order to give them the
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SCC golf course
* Continued from page 1 loosa Golf
naissance clubhouse, the South The purch
Course also known as Sandpiper, all auxiliar
the long vacant Golf and Rac- shops and
quet Club, the closed North Lakes and maintel
course, the Caloosa Greens execu- as the form
tive course and a two-acre parcel being abo
adjacent to Caloosa Greens near various am
the U.S. 301-19th Avenue inter- said. In fac
section. The prime highway site is with his wil
zoned for commercial use such as al ties to tl
a convenience store or an automo- ClubLink's
tive service station, Luper added. in SCC up
Kings Point layouts included in transaction.
the sale are the Scepter Golf Club, Forthco
Falcon Watch and the condomini- Wearing
um community's executive course, directors ar
the Kings Point Golf Club. the waiver
The single remaining course not cations. Th
wrapped into the transaction is the December,
still-private, member-owned Ca- rft q..h


md Country Club.
hase does cover, though,
y facilities such as pro
snack bars, equipment
nance buildings as well
ler WCI staffers, num-
ut 195, who keep the
entities humming, Luper
et, Luper himself, who
fe, Linda, has addition-
he community, became
Director of Operations
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for new financial footing after its
bankruptcy adjudications, closed
the North Lakes course, thereby
saving its substantial annual main-
tenance costs.
The SCC CA, guaranteed certain
restrictive controls pertinent to the
North and South courses under
the 1984 Agreement that binds all
successive community develop-
ers, gave WCI permission to open
Sandpiper/South to public play in
order to generate improved cash
flow to the developer. In exchange,
WCI was to maintain the unused
North course, going fallow and
bordered by some 440 homeown-
ers, to a minimum Hillsborough
County property standard.
But, on Monday, August 30, with
the ClubLink purchase looming,
CA directors met in special session
to consider with some 40 CA mem-
bers present a withdrawal of the
waiver, at least in part to prevent its
automatic transfer to ClubLink as
part of the sales transaction. After a
90-minute discussion, board mem-
bers voted unanimously to serve
the immediate withdrawal notice
on WCI, citing the developer's
failure to maintain North Lakes as
agreed. WCI's neglect of a buffer
around the acreage has produced
at least two active citations from
Hillsborough's Code Enforcement
section.
Within 24 hours, however, ad-
ditional conversation transpired
involving CA leadership and
ClubLink management, and by
Wednesday afternoon the CA
board "altered course," according
to Ed Barnes, CA president. Direc-
tors agreed to rescind their August
30 vote, leave the temporary waiv-
er in place and draft a new agree-
ment with ClubLink "containing
more teeth" regarding the north
and south courses, he said.
Business background
ClubLink Enterprises Limited is
Canada's largest owner and opera-


tor of member golf clubs as well as
holder of diverse other business en-
tities, according to Wikipedia. The
company is controlled by K. Rai
Sahi, its chairman and CEO. Sahi,
who initially became a shareholder
in ClubLink when it ran finan-
cially aground and who ultimately
acquired controlling interest about
three years ago, has more history
as chairman and CEO of Morguard
Corporation, which Wikipedia de-
scribes as one of Canada's largest
integrated real estate companies.
Morguard reportedly has ex-
tensive retail, office, industrial
and residential holdings through
direct ownership and through its
Morguard Real Estate Investment
Trust, ranging from sprawling
shopping malls to compact condos.
ClubLink operates some 40 golf
clubs in Ontario and Quebec as
well as resort facilities, plus holds
rail, tourism and port related busi-
nesses through a sikagU" ., Alaska,
subsidiary known as White Pass
&Yukon Route.
Sahi, sometimes called "the clos-
est thing to a Wall Street raider"
found in Canada, is known for
picking up faltering enterprises
at bargain prices turning them
around and selling for hefty prof-
its. A native of India and a youth
wrestler good enough to win a col-
lege scholarship, he relocated to
Canada in 1971, going to work as
a laborer. He also became a certi-
fied general accountant. By 1982,
he was working in real estate loans
at the Bank of Montreal. Over
time, he bought and sold several
companies, making CF Kingsway,
Inc., for example, into Canada's
third largest trucking operation and
branching out into manufacturing
and real estate.
Known more for his business
gamesmanship than for his golf
game performance, Sahi's involve-
ment with ClubLink dates back
to 2001, according to Canadian


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Kirk D. Parrott, D.D.S

Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.

902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

(813) 645-6491
Members Amencan Dental Associaton, Ronda State Dental Associaton, Ronda West Coast Dental
Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association



BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES
EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
,e Sports Medicine Onsite Open MRI
Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the ,
Robert J. Maddalon, MD
most respected and professional orthopedic John D. Okun, MD
and sports medicine practices and Peter V. Lopez, MD
Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art Steven M. Page, MD
facilities allow us to specialize in sports Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and
total joint replacements of hip, knee and
shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic
carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement,
complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and
foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring
atmosphere is in two convenient locations near
local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities
in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work
relentlessly to provide the best care possible
for every patient's unique orthopedic need.
Brandon Orthopedic Associates 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107
721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573
Brandon, FL 33511 (813) 633-0286
Phone: 813-684-3707 www.brandonorthopedics.com


Golfer, when ClubCorp USA Inc.,
a U.S. golf facilities operator, was
trying to shed its interest in Clu-
bLink. Sahi was approached and
eventually anted up something in
the $25 million neighborhood for
ClubCorp's ClubLink stock, sig-
nificantly under the market value.
A fiscally hobbled ClubCorp took
it.
A year later, with ClubLink profits
stalled, Sahi the shareholder staged
a takeover which he subsequently
withdrew when the management
was restructured. Fast forward four
more years. A boardroom rebel-
lion threatened and Sahi responded
with an offer the opposition could
not refuse, thereby gaining control
of 70 percent of the ClubLink vot-
ing stock, according to published
reports in The Financial Post, part
of Canada's National Post.
Asked about his aggressive style,
Sahi told The Financial Post he is
neither fearful of hostile takeovers
nor does he see his own dealings as
necessarily hostile. "I'm not hos-
tile to shareholders," he is quoted
as saying, "only to incompetent
management. It's management that
sees me as hostile."
Getting acquainted
With a number of matters yet to
be explained the ClubLink tiered
memberships structure, disposi-
tion of North Lakes, resolution of
the county code enforcement cita-
tions, clubhouse uses, to mention a
few both Barnes and Luper were
anticipating community meetings.
ClubLink executives are expected
to top the agenda at the SCC CA
membership meeting slated for
October 13, Barnes said, and board
directors plan to sit down with the
new owner/managers on Septem-
ber 20.
Luper noted that much work is to
be done as ClubLink establishes its
"Florida footprint," adding he an-
ticipates roll-out of the company's
imprint as well as explanatory con-
versation with the community be-
ginning in November. He said he
believes the company is adding to
its portfolio with the SCC course
purchases, "not buying to flip the
properties."
Copyright 2010 Melody Jameson


Open house
celebrates Boy
Scout history
PALMETTO Palmetto His-
torical Park and Manatee County
Agricultural Museum will open
their doors for a reception and open
house Friday, September 10, 5:30 to
8 p.m. Featured will be the exhibit
"A Shining Light Across Manatee."
Running through October 2, this
exhibit celebrates 100 years of
Scouting in Manatee County as
well as the 100th anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America.
The reception, which is open to
the public, is sponsored by the Boy
Scouts, Moore's Stone Crab Res-
taurant, Palmetto Historical Com-
mission, Manatee County Agricul-
tural Museum, and Manatee County
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
The reception and open house
will be held at 515 10th Ave. West,
Palmetto, FL 34221. For more in-
formation call 941-721-2034 or
941-723-4991. Visit the Historical
Park's website at manateeclerk.
com/historical/PalmettoPark


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Brook Bennett, Destiny Church Executive Pastor (L) presents Roy
Moral (R), Cypress Creek Elementary School Principal, with 30
backpacks with school supplies.

Backpack giveaway declared a success
The Destiny Church annual backpack giveaway resulted in an addi-
tional 30 backpacks each at Reddick, Wimauma and Ruskin Elementary
Schools and 40 backpacks at Beth Shields Middle School.

Local group publishes cookbook


Sun City Center United Meth-
odist Church has collected the
best recipes from group members,
family, and
S friends and
COOKO : compiled
( them into
an attractive
keepsake
cookbook.
Their one-
of-a-kind cookbooks are now on
sale for $10. They may be pur-
chased from any member of the
organization or at the United
Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. W., on Saturdays and Sun-


Prince of Peace

unveils winter

schedule
Prince of Peace Catholic Church,
702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City
Center, serves families from the
Greater Sun City Center includ-
ing the neighborhoods of Montero
Ct, Fairway Palms, Ventana Vil-
lage, Villa D'Este, Cypress Creek,
Valencia Lakes, Ayersworth,
Belmont, Shady Creek Preserve,
South Fork, Summerfield, Royal
Lakes Imperial Chase, Meadow-
brooke and South Cove.
Daily Mass is offered Monday -
Saturday at 8 a.m. Weekend Mass-
es are on Saturday for the Vigil at 4
p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
and noon. Eucharistic Adoration is
held every Friday from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Confessions are available
Monday through Friday at 7:30
a.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and
3:00 p.m.
Religious Education/Faith For-
mation classes are held on Satur-
day mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11
a.m. The Faith Formation program
includes children in kindergarten
through high school. They offer
classes in each grade with an em-
phasis on the Sacraments of Rec-
onciliation, Eucharist, and Confir-
mation. They try to accommodate
families with special needs.
The RCIA program (The Rite
of Christian Initiation of Adults) is
the process by which non-Catho-
lics are welcomed into the Catho-
lic faith. Also, it is a way for adult
Catholics who have not received
Confirmation or First Eucharist to
prepare for these sacraments, as
well as an opportunity for those
who have been away from the prac-
tice of their faith to come back into
the Catholic fold. Call the Parish at
813-634-2328 with any questions
and/or visit their Website at www.
POPCC.org.


days before and after each service.
The proceeds will go toward auto-
matic doors for their sanctuary.
The cookbook contains around
400 well-loved recipes including
appetizers, main dishes, desserts
and many others. Recipes include
the contributor's name, enabling
you to find the recipes of family
and friends. For more information,
call members of the SCCUMC
Cookbook Committee at any of
the following numbers: 634-8110,
633-3637, or 633-3890. You may
also call the church office at 634-
2539.


Beth Israel
announces high
holiday schedule
Beth Israel, the Jewish Congrega-
tion in Sun City Center announces
its High Holiday schedule. Rabbi
Philip Aronson and Cantorial So-
loist Dr. Sam Isaak will be leading
services.
Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah will
start at 10am on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah will start
at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Kol Nidre Service for Yom Kip-
pur begins at 7:45pm on Friday,
Sept. 17.
Yom Kippur day will begin at
10am on Saturday, Sept. 18 and
will end with the blowing of the
Shofar.
Members will not need tickets
and their parents, children, and
grandchildren will be admitted
at no charge; but tickets must be
requested for them by calling the
Temple. Tickets for non-members
are $50 for Rosh Hashanah and
$50 for Yom Kippur. Non-mem-
bers are invited to the 2nd day of
Rosh Hashanah at no charge.

Fish fry tickets
available
On Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at St.
John the Divine Episcopal Church,
Sun City Center campus will hold
a fish fry. Buy your tickets now
)J, as this is a pre-


sale event only.
No sales at the
door. Tickets


will be sold after each Sunday
service or at the Ruskin campus
church at SR 674 and 9th St.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5
for children. Children five years
and younger are free. For more
information call the church office
at 645-1521.


C- LALVAKT LU I InEKAN L UKLEI
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. BigBendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N N

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

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

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

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

F7RST BAPTISTo CHURCH

S 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
SRUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
l-- *www.fbcruskin.org
al^ 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


Mexican Independance/Multi-Cultural
Celebration planned
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16650 U.S Hwy. 301 S., Wimau-
ma, invites everyone to share in their Mexican Independence/Multi-
Cultural Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. There
will be delicious Mexican food, cultural dances, games, and live musical
entertainment. The event is free to everyone; donations of $1-$6 will
be accepted for food and games. For more information, call the church
office at (813) 633-2384 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Fine Arts Concert Series to begin
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City
Center, announces their thirteenth consecutive Fine Arts Concert Series.
Seven concerts are available for the season ticket price of $35. At the
door tickets are $9.
The first concert will be Sunday, Oct. 3, and will feature Robert Win-
slow on piano with oboe and flute accompaniment. A special concert on
Sunday, March 20, 2011 will present the world-renowned flutist Eugenia
Zuckerman. Tickets for Zuckerman's performance are $20. All tickets
are now available at the church reception area (813) 634-1252, or by
calling Judy Voorhees at (813) 642-8125.



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

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

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


f friendship 4Bptist Church
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)
S1511 El Rancho Dr.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone/Fax:
3 813-633-5950


Sunday
9 a .m ...............
1 1 a .m ..............
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.


Bible Study
Bible Study
.....Worship


Wednesday
6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study


(Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody
thinks of changing themselves. LEO TOLSOY

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages

North River Church of Christ 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, 1:00am & 6:00pm Oice 941-776-1134
Wednesday 7:00pm 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 10:30A.M
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf Npid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle AvenuI Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 -813-677-1301

W/el/c & .w EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
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.

Prince of Peace Masses:
Sunday.......... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil ...............4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 a Daily............. ........................ 8:00 a.m.
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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Voice of the
Faithful to meet
The Tampa Bay Affiliate of
Voice of the Faithful (8 years)
will meet from 1:30-3:30pm on
Monday, Sept. 13, at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Mission, 16550 South
Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy
301 from Copper Penny Restau-
rant). Meeting will consider "What
makes a church like the good news
of Jesus?" All interested people
are welcome, bring a friend to this
free event. For more information,
call 633-8780 or suzannelynch3@
verizon.net


Leieorare wirn song ana loin me
women's chorus
The Women's Chorus, located in SCC, invites all ladies from SCC, Kings
Point and the surrounding communities to join them beginning Thursday,
Sept. 16, at 9 am when they commence rehearsals for their Christmas concert
of secular and sacred music. While past choral experience or musical ability
is helpful, it is not required. All they ask is you bring your love of singing
and attend weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 9 to 1lam. Rehearsals held
courtesy of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd.
West. The first concert will be held on Sunday, November 28, at 2pm at St.
Andrew. For more information, call Betty Lance at 633-3862 or Mim Quast
at 634-1148. Celebration in song lifts the spirit.

DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
Probate and Estate Planning Home Visits
SWills Medicaid Planning Divorce
SPersonalInjury Wrongful Death


5908 FORTUNE PLACE
APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572
www.Glissonl.com

(813) 645-6796


The hiring of a lawyer isan important decision that
should not be based solely on advertisement.Before you
decide, ask us to send you FREE written information
about our qualifications and experience.


Un ituait"ii"
SSpirituality Rather Than "Religion"


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


Qdnie rJieljodist Gdwruof cun CGty Cener
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
.... Worship Services:
J t 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)
ff10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
Fellowship timid .. .L. 1 '.'.. 1; .. Ir .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
0f&odis ove n.SwCCL NtC.iom
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

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


Calling all Catholic
ladies of SCC
Are you tired of the long sum-
mer? Do you want to get back
with your friends and neighbors?
All the ladies of Prince of Peace
Parish are invited to attend a social
meeting just to get acquainted and/
or reacquainted.
The first meeting of the fall ses-
sion of the CCW will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
15. This potluck luncheon will help
everyone become friends with new
people. Bring a salad or a dish to
pass. Coffee, tea, water and dessert
will be available.
Lunch will be at noon, but the
doors open at 11:30 a.m. This is a
social meeting only; no business
will be transacted. Call Louise at
633-4937.


Obituaries


Irene I. Abbott
Irene T Abbott, 87, passed away
Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Parkview
Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne
IN. Born in Brooklyn, NY on January
20, 1923, she was a volunteer for the
Adult Reading in Toledo OH and a
former President and Board Member
of the Eagle Audubon Society of Sun
City Center Florida. Irene helped
develop a butterfly garden at Camp
Bayou on the Little Manatee River in
Florida. Surviving are her sons, Duane
(Linda) Abbott of Toledo, OH and Bruce
(Stephanie) Abbott of Spencerville, IN;
daughter, Christine (William) Zigrang
of Hillsborough, CA; 4 grandchildren,
and 2 great grandchildren. Irene was
preceded in death by her husband
Col. Raymond B. Abbott. Graveside
services will be Thursday September 9
2010 in the Florida National Cemetery
of Bushnell, Florida. Memorials may be
made to the Eagle Audubon Society of
Sun City Center Florida. Arrangements
by D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley
Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont
Road. To sign the online guest book, go
to www.mccombandsons.com.


., SOUTHSIDE
Preahingtpl BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
COMMUNITY INVITEDv
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 Catolic C(huch

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- 1. ,I I, Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
!? 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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Marguerite Marie Buteau
Marguerite Marie Buteau, 89, of Sun
City Center, passed away on August
12, 2010. Born in Skowhegan, Maine,
Marguerite was preceded in death
by her husband of 66 years Joseph
"Eddie" Buteau and a daughter Lorraine
M. Hueneke. She is survived by a son
Jerry daughter-in-law Beverly, son -in-
law Manfred Hueneke, 8 grandchildren
and 17 great-grandchildren.
Marguerite enjoyed her gardening,
feeding the birds, bingo and playing
cards. She also enjoyed going home
to Maine each summer and seeing her
family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be said at 10:00
am, Saturday, September 11, 2010
at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic
Church, Skowhegan, Maine.




Gertrude M. Holmann
Gertrude(Trudy) M. Hollmann, 84,
Gertrude (Trudy) M. Hollmann, 84,
of Sun City Center, FL passed away
peacefully at Sun Terrace on August
31, 2010. She was preceded in death
by her husband Harold (Harry) R.
Hollmann, her parents Pearl and William
Ryan, and her sister Irene McDaniel.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl
Keen of Yellow Springs, OH; her son
John Hollmann of Sterling, VA and her
grandchildren; Justin Keen, Kimberly
Jervey, and Scott Hollmann.
Trudy was born in Marshall, IL;
growing up in Gary, IN where she met
the love of her life Harold while both
working at US Steel. They were married
on January 28, 1950 and followed
the steel industry from Gary, through
Indianapolis, to Pittsburgh. They retired
to Sun City Center, FL in 1981.
Trudy now rejoins Harold who
passed away in 1994. Trudy was very
handy and loved sewing and reading.
She had volunteered at the Sun City
Center Library and South Bay Hospital.
Everyone enjoyed her unique sense of
humor and she will be greatly missed
by all.

RUMC Thrift Shop
celebrates
Ist anniversary
Ruskin United Methodist Church
Thrift House has been open for
one year. As a special offering to
the community, a special celebra-
tion will be held from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 and Sat-
urday, Sept. 11. They will be cel-
ebrating with a half
price sale on all T
store items. Light
refreshments will
be served.
The Thrift Shop
is open from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and dona-
tions are received
from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Tuesday.
They are always in
need of donations
that are clean and
useable. They wish
to thank the com-
munity and their volunteers for the
success of the Thrift Store.

Women with
Cancer Concerns
The Women With Cancer Con-
cerns group invites you to the
United Community Church, 1501
La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center.
Cecilia de Brigard, PT, CLT, Se-
nior Physical Therapist, and Certi-
fied Lymphedema Therapist from
Moffitt Cancer Center will present
a talk on "Intro to Cancer and Ex-
ercise."
The meeting will be held on Fri-
day, Sept. 10, from Ito 3pm.
The meetings are free of charge
and no reservations are necessary.
Bring your family, friends, and
neighbors.
For information, call Meeting
Facilitator, Hazel Martin at 813-
642-9020.


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


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SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

Nine Years after Nine-Eleven


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews. net
The solemn ceremonies have be-
gun to fade away in many parts of
the nation. People are healing but
few, if any, have forgotten. Satur-
day marks the ninth anniversary of
the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks on the United States.
In Washington, D.C., the Penta-
gon has long since been repaired.
The work was done in the man-
ner that is expected of the United
States Military quickly and
with efficiency. The Pentagon Me-
morial stands resolute and solemn,
a permanent and personal memo-
rial to that event and the lives lost
that day.
Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania,
work continues on a permanent na-
tional memorial for the passengers
of Fight 93 who won the nation's
first battle in the war on terror.
On Saturday, First Lady
Michelle Obama and
former First Lady Laura
Bush will join together
at the western Pennsyl-
vania site to mark the
anniversary.
In New York City,
years were spent decid-
ing on how best to re-
place the World Trade
Center and the site,
known as Ground Zero,
remained like an open
wound on Lower Man-
hattan. In what seemed
like a blink of the eye,
all of that has changed.
According to the site
owner, the Port Author-


ity of New York and New Jersey,
Ground Zero is rapidly transform-
ing itself into a new rendering of
the World Trade Center. Earlier
this month, the first dozen of 400
Swamp White Oak trees were
planted at the site as part of a per-
manent September 11 memorial
named Reflecting Absence. Con-
struction is well underway on the
new 1,776 foot One World Trade
Center building, already towering
36 floors into the sky. A memorial
pool is nearing completion, with
plans to have it open for the tenth
anniversary next year, and work is
also well underway on what will
become one of the city's largest
transit stations. Seven stories be-
neath the ground, work has be-
gun on what will someday be the
National September 11 Memorial
and Museum, which will include
the last column to remain standing


from the twin towers.
Everywhere there is symbolism,
from the "survivor's stairway" that
was salvaged from the original site
that will be available for public
use in the future, to the the height
of One World Trade Center which
reflects the nation's year of inde-
pendence. There is also a dramatic
display of recovery. In addition to
maintaining the memories, busi-
ness will go on at the site as the
four towers making up the World
Trade Center rise from the ashes.
There is respect and remembrance;
but there is no air of defeat.
The city's annual commemora-
tion of the day involves reading
the names of those who perished,
along with a procession of fam-
ily members into the pit that was
known as Ground Zero. Today,
nine years later, it is less a pit and
more a resolute new beginning.


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Penny Fletcher Photo
Olga Iris Claudio of Riverview shows a portion of the children's
books she is preparing to submit for publication. She has been writ-
ing songs and doing performances in schools and events all over
the county for many years based on the character 'Little Olga' but
now wants to take the stories and songs to a wider audience.


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Claudio has done performances at
schools, libraries, malls, special
events and book stores, including
Barnes & Noble.
Claudio says the character has
been with her for as long as she can
remember, perhaps because she her-
self has refused to abandon enjoy-
ment of things in...1,. ili;ik they have
to throw away when they become
responsible adults.
"I get the kids involved with na-
ture, and animals, and taking care
of the Earth," she said, showing me
photographs from some of her many
performances as one of her unusual
children's CDs played in the back-
ground. "When I do a program, the
kids dress up like animals, flow-
ers, rainbows- wear wings- I bring
things that spark their imagination
and show them about nature."
She used to run afull-fledged child-
care center, but now does an after-
school program instead, which is lo-
cated at her home near the south end
of Balm-Riverview Road. "When I
did the child care, I was open 6 a.m.
to 6 p.m. but the after-school pro-
gram is just four hours, from 2-to-6,
so I can spend more time writing and
getting ready to promote my books
and other work."
She also teaches Spanish at area
preschools some mornings as well.
Along with a series of children's
books, Claudio envisions a line of
Little Olga products, and is current-
ly in discussions with two literary
agents specializing in that genre.
Interestingly, she has kept the
whole book of illustrations done
by Maria Bolton of Orlando when
she first got the idea for her Little
Olga character. Bolton did pages
and pages of different faces, body
shapes, hair and expressions before
Claudio finally said, "That's it!" sat-
isfied that Little Olga looked just as
she should.


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Claudio has also kept clippings
and photographs from her perfor-
mances around the state.
A lot of her ideas for songs and
books came from children's ques-
tions and observations, especially
from her son Chris, who is now 16.
"One day he said, 'look at that big
red ball in the sky!' Of course it was
the sun, and that was when I wrote
The Big Red Ball in the Sky," she
said.
Now she has several children's
books completed and others in vari-
ous conceptual stages.
She also has ideas for a book about
her doll, Claudia, that she has had
since she was 7 years old, and for
a family of stuffed monkeys that sit
waiting on a table in the corner of
one of her playrooms.
"They say it only takes 45 seconds
to lose an idea so I always keep a pad
and pen handy," the now 51-year-old
Little Olga said.
She gets many of her ideas from
the children in her after school pro-
gram. They have nature hunts for
things she has hidden in Easter-egg-
hunt fashion, including pebbles,
acorns, flowers, leaves, feathers,
wild berries and even a frog.
She also encourages each child to
write a 'book' about nature, and pro-
vides a template for the cover page
for drawing and an inside page on
which to write.
One book she has ready to go to an
agent is "Little Olga and her Magic
Wand" which will be available in
both English and Spanish. "I have
already done both translations," she
told me.
Born in Ft. Benning, Ga., Clau-
dio's father was career in the mili-
tary so she had the opportunity to
live in many places while growing
up. Both her parents are Puerto Ri-
can, and all her relatives (except her
husband and son, both named Chris)
live in Puerto Rico now, so the fam-
ily tries to visit there every year.
Claudio said she found it strange
that she had chosen the rainbow as a
symbol for her Little Olga character,
because afterwards, she was look-
ing up the meaning of her name and
found that "Olga" which is a Rus-
sian name, means "holy," but "Iris,"
her middle name, means "rainbow."
That reinforced the thought that
Little Olga was meant to be, she
said. "That's why I never leave out
my middle name."
"I don't want to get too old to
jump in puddles and run barefoot in
the grass," she told me. "Little Olga
shows kids it's good to be playful,
and especially to enjoy nature and
take care of the special, natural
things on the Earth."
To find out more about her child
care or performances, email her
at littleolgarainbw@aol.com; call
(813) 633-1851 or check out her
child care site at www.loasp.com.
The "loasp" stands for Little Olga's
After School Program.


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Photos by JEANNE O'CONNOR
I met my lovely wife, Jeanne O'Connor, in Flor-
ida because of the "Theory of unintended conse-
quences.
International travel frequently means visiting
exotic locales, meeting interesting people but al-
ways learning something new. On my second trip
to Peru to introduce my new bride to the wonders
of Machu Picchu, I had a revelation, '"The Spanish
brought something more important than gold back
to Europe."
Peru ranks high on my list of countries to visit
because of the diversity of its people and interest-
ing destinations within the country. From an ag-
ricultural viewpoint, it's like a trip back in time.
On my last trip, I learned how a seemingly minor
event can change world history. Consider the case
of the common potato.
The potato has been a staple crop in the Peru-
vian and Bolivian Andes and around Lake Titica-
ca for approximately 5,000 years. The Peruvians
claim that they can grow 3,000 varieties but have
winnowed it down to about 1,200 of which per-
haps 200 250 are in regular cultivation today. By
the way, Lake Titicaca at 12,500 feet is the highest
navigable freshwater lake in the world,
The pre-Inca Aymara people who still live in
this area of the Andes reportedly domesticated the
potato. The Incas refined its cultivation and the
Spanish invaders introduced the potato to Europe
during their Colonial Period as feed for livestock.
Europeans eventually grew them for food but for
the Irish, it was a major crop.
It was the potato blight in Ireland that forced so
many Irish to migrate to America. So, if you are
Irish or of Irish heritage, go back 5,000 years to
the mountains of the Andes to learn the reason for
your being here.
Peru is about 3 times the size of California with
four major, and totally unique, geographical areas.
The people of each region are different; they look
different, they dress different, their foods are dif-
ferent and the customs of each region are differ-
ent.
A one hour flight north from the city of Lima
brings you to the bustling frontier city of Iquitos
at the western edge of the Amazon jungle, for that
once-in-a-lifetime Amazon River trip. Going in
the other direction, a one hour flight from coast-
al Lima takes you to Cusco, a city still showing
strong influences of the Spanish Colonial era. At
about 10,000 feet, Cusco is a modern city where
visitors get their first glimpse of the Andean peo-
ple. Cusco is also the jumping off point for the
trek to magical Machu Picchu. Travel by bus from
Cusco up into the Andes and you will think you
have gone back 500 to 1,000 years time both in
culture and tradition.
Typical of the many small settlements I visited
in the Andes was the village of Iscapatasca, miles
off a paved road, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
The inhabitants are direct descendents of the Ay-
mara people who began their migration north from
Bolivia and Chile around 2500 BC. The Aymaras


predate the Inca civilization and no one in the vil-
lage has any idea of how long their people have
lived there.
To put the village's location in proper prospec-
tive for those who demand preciseness, the com-
munity of Iscapatasca is in the Province of Puno
and the Districts of Puno and Acura. It is closer to
the borders of Chile and Bolivia than it is to the
capital of Lima.
This is a fanning community and like most vil-
lages in the mountains, the residents are self suffi-
cient, growing their own foods and usually barters
for necessities. The community has electricity, as
do most villages in the country, and a few families
own TVs. Electricity is generated from the rivers
whose source is the run-off from the glaciers high
up in the Andes. The glaciers though are melt-
ing faster than they are being replenished which
means major problems in the future for Peru and
other countries dependent on glaciers for water
and generation of electricity.
Housing in Iscapatasca is not the traditional ado-
be and thatch seen in lower elevations. Villagers
here live mainly in houses of cement block and/
or adobe with tin roofs. Thatch has to be replaced
approximately every seven years and tin roofs are
a trade off since they have a life expectancy of 20
years. The down side is that houses are hotter in
the summer and colder in the winter and during
heavy rains, conversation inside is almost impos-
sible.
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I was bor in New Orleans. My family still lives here. We have to restore the Gulf communities
for the shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners who live and work here.
Iris Cross, BP Community Outreach

No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the beginning of our
work. BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf and that includes
keeping you informed.

Restoring Gulf Communities
We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have
been working with impacted communities since day one.

Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to
people's needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have 19 community centers
and teams in four states, listening and helping.

Restoring The Economy
BP is here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners,
helping to make them whole.

More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have already gone to people
affected by the spill. We have committed a $20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate
claims, including lost incomes until people impacted can go back to work. And none of this
will be paid by taxpayers.

BP has also given grants of $87 million to the states to help tourism recover and bring
people back to the Gulf beaches.

Restoring The Environment
We're going to keep looking for oil and cleaning it up if we find it. Teams will remain in
place for as long as it takes to restore the Gulf Coast.

And we've dedicated $500 million to work with local and national scientific experts on the
impact of the spill and to restore environmental damage.

Thousands of BP employees have their roots in the Gulf. We support over 10,000 jobs in
the region and people here are our neighbors. We know we haven't always been perfect,
but we will be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal.
We will do everything we can to make this right.


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SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Tampa Bay History
Center offers free
admission for
teachers
The Tampa Bay History Center
is showing its appreciation for
Florida's K-12 teachers by offering
them FREE weekend admission
during the month of September.
All Florida K-12 teachers pre-
senting valid school identification
will receive one free regular-price
admission to the Tampa Bay Histo-
ry Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday and Sundays throughout
the month of September.
This month-long opportunity al-
lows educators to explore the His-
tory Center and familiarize them-
selves with the unique historical
educational opportunities that are
offered.
But teachers will find that the
Tampa Bay History Center is more
than a mere repository for histori-
cal facts. They will follow in the
footsteps of the first native in-
habitants, Spanish conquistadors,
pioneers, sports legends and rail-
road tycoons. They will also ex-
plore exhibits about the places and
people who shaped the Tampa Bay
area. During their journey, they
will stroll through a 1920s-era ci-
gar store, row up the Hillsborough
River, ride along with a cattle
drive, and learn about the early ex-
ploration of Florida in a dramatic
theater presentation.
This offer is limited to Florida's
K-12 teachers with valid school
identification and excludes sup-
port personnel and home school
groups. For more information,
visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.
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As Time Goes Bye
by Nancy Porter-Thai
Time is a demanding tyrant. I don't want to be accountable to it any-
more. I'm tired of wearing it on my wrist, seeing it on a wall, running
out of it, wasting it, spending it, having too much of it or too little of it.
Time is a malcontent. Hanging around with it is exhausting. It's always
the wrong time, the right time, or simply, some time. Being early, being
late, a time machine has dictated my life long enough!
We're obsessed with hands moving around a face from the moment
of our birth throughout our lives. What good is it? It's a commodity
you can't buy or sell, expand, or depress, and you can't stop it, start it,
or forget about it. Time is everywhere, in all the nooks and crannies of
the world. There is no escape. We have cuckoo
clocks, grandfather clocks, alarm clocks, little
Dancer clocks, all infringing upon our time. My
1 12 spirit cries out to be free from tic tock machines.
SI'm so Over Time. Please No more timetables,
3 V time bombs, time capsules, time outs, time ma-
8 4 chines, or timed tests. You know, it might be fun
7 5 to do something not measured by time, but I
don't have time to think about it right
now. In the meantime, tem-
pus fuget -- when time
goes bye.
9/11 breakfast
The Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 located at 5120 US 41 N.,
Ruskin, FL 3 is hosting a 9/11 Remembrance
Day breakfast from 8:30 am to noon on Sept. 11. L
All First Responders, EMS, Sheriff Department
and active military personnel eat free of charge.
A full breakfast is available to the public for only
$6 per person. t

SouthShore Toastmaster's Club to meet


SouthShore Toastmaster's Club
to meet an hour earlier, 8:30-10:00
a.m.- to fit into a busy person's
schedule. They meet on the 2nd and
4th Tuesday of the month. Practice
your communication skills with us
and become more effective on the
job and interpersonal relationships.
The Club meets at the Trinity
Baptist church on the comer of Del
Webb West and SR 674. Walk-in
guests are always welcome. We
encourage guests to attend at least
two meetings before making the de-
cision to join. Please enter via the


center doors on the northwest side
of the church. We are asking the
guests to arrive by 8:15, if possible,
so we can pair them with a member
to answer any questions they may
have. 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. Contact
is Jeanette Doyle apollobeach5@
gmail.com or William Hodges
bill@billhodges.com


Photo Frank Kepley
Dr. Susan MacManus, right, is presented with a gift from Maj. Kirk
Faryniasz, president of MOAA.
Dr. Susan MacManus addresses MOAA
Dr. Susan MacManus a Distinguished University Professor of Public
Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government
and International Affairs at the University of South Florida was the guest
speaker at the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Officers Associa-
tion of America on Sept. 1 at the Florida Room in the Sun City Center
Atrium Building. She is nationally renowned for her expert and incisive
commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics. She dis-
cussed the recent primaries, providing an analysis of what happened and
what lies ahead on the Florida political landscape.
Dr. MacManus served as the political analyst for WFLA Nc\\ Cs( lu 1-
nel 8, the Florida News Channel, and WFLA News Radio and has ap-
peared on a variety of national and international networks.


BNI meeting
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8,
the BNI Fortune Magnet Chapter
will begin meeting at The Golf
Club at Cypress Creek, 1011 Cy-
press Village Blvd., Ruskin, FL
33573. Meeting runs from 7:15am
- 9am.
Business professionals are in-
vited to attend. There is a $10
per person meeting room fee. For
more information call Robin Rob-
erts 813-507-0509.


Caloosa CC Women
18 hole
Congratulations to the winners
of Caloosa CC Women's 18-Hole,
Low Gross/Low Net Tournament
played on August 4:
Flight 1: Score
Anne Skinner Low Gross 90
Sally Heffeman Low Net (Tie)
76 MaryJane Stutz Low Net (Tie)
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Karen Buono Low Gross 93


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Life expectancy for these peo-
ple is about 75 years and there is
no retirement age. Men work the
fields until they are unable to, at
which point the village provides
for them. Women are always
working at something; spinning
wool, weaving and cooking. They
also work the fields.
The generally good health and
long life of these people is attrib-
uted to a lifestyle of hard work
and eating natural foods, generally
grains and vegetables. Smoking is
a rare occurrence. The main health
problem for them in later life are
cataracts because of the ultra-vio-
let rays at these altitudes. Very few
wear or need to wear glasses and
never sunglasses.
In these villages families farm
their two- to four-acre plots the
old-fashioned way. Cows or don-
keys are used to pull hand-made
wooden plows with the husband
and wife both working the ani-
mals. In the fertile valleys of Peru,
larger cooperative farms can af-
ford to rent machinery for planting
and harvesting.
Because private acreage is small,
animals are tethered in the fields
or by the roadside to graze. There
are few open pastures for livestock
to roam. In the mornings and af-
ternoons farmers can be seen go-


ing to their fields or back home
carrying their hand-made wooden
plows over their shoulders and
herding their livestock, frequently
on leashes.
Family farms get smaller and
smaller as acreage is divided
among children, a situation not
unlike that throughout history in
many other parts of the world,
causing children to leave the farms
for employment in the cities. Chil-
dren who remain in the villages
begin working in the fields full
time at about 14 years of age.
As you would imagine with
small farms, live stock numbers
are small, but they do raise cows,
goats, sheep, pigs, some horses,
mules and chickens. The ever pop-
ular Peruvian animal, the guinea
pig, can often be seen running free
inside the small homes until it is
time to harvest a couple for din-
ner.
Llamas, an important source for
food and wool are raised at these
higher altitudes. Larger commer-
cial ventures raise gunacos, llamas,
alpacas and the animal known as
the "Peruvian Gold," the vicuna,
which are not permitted to be ex-
ported out of the country.
Potatoes, the mainstay in the diet
of these people appear in many
forms at almost every meal. Cook-
ing, at least for tourists, is done on


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the ground in beehive style ovens
made from clay.
A shallow pit is dug and stones
are mounded over the depression.
Wood is placed inside and lit.
When the fire has heated the clay,
potatoes are thrown in the front
opening, which is then sealed, and
left to cook for about 20 minutes.
When ready, women use sticks
to smash the stones. The cooked
potatoes are separated from the
ashes and put on plates. When eat-
ing them, with the skin on, one is
apt to find residue from the stone
imbedded in the skins. Most Peru-
vians eat their potatoes and veg-
etables cold.
Construction is on-going every-
where in the country. World-wide
financial problems do not seem to
have had a major impact on the av-
erage Peruvian. They pay for the
land and materials with cash and
build as money becomes available.
It might take years for a house,
once begun, to be finished and in-
habitable. Their housing is not up
to our standards, but for them it is
a big step up.
Peru is about a six-hour flight
from Miami. The official language
is Spanish but in major cities and
most tourist areas English is spo-
ken. In the remote regions an inter-
preter would be needed for people
who only speak Spanish and/or one
of two ancient native languages.
The exchange rate is roughly 3 to
1. Staying out of fancy tourist res-
taurants will save you big bucks.
Except for remote areas, the dollar
is accepted. However, make sure
your bills are clean and not torn
or written on. They will not be ac-
cepted, something most tour com-
panies fail to let you know.


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one of Peru's many ruins sites.


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6B OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER

FWC seeks information

on listed species


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
passed new rules September 1 for
conserving and managing threat-
ened species in Florida. The new
rules require biological reviews
be completed on all species on the
state's lists of threatened species
and species of special concern.
Currently, the FWC seeks input
and information on 61 listed spe-
cies that have never had reviews
completed, or the reviews were
done so long ago that the informa-
tion is no longer current. The list
of species is available at MyFWC.
com/ImperiledSpecies (follow the
link under "Latest Updates").
FWC staff needs information on
population size and trends, distri-
bution and range, and threats to the
species.
"We want to make sure we
have the best available scientific
and commercial data as we con-
duct these reviews," said Dr. Elsa
Haubold, leader of the FWC's
Species Conservation Planning
Section. "That is why we are re-
questing information about these
species from the public. We also
will research published studies
and contact known experts for in-
formation.
"Specific aspects of the species'
life history that may influence the
range and status of the species in
Florida will help us make well-
informed decisions on whether to
continue listing each species."
After gathering information from
the public and completing the re-
search, staff, along with biological
review groups appointed by the
Commission, will evaluate the in-
formation this fall, using the newly
approved listing process. Based on
these reviews, staff will then make
recommendations to the Commis-
sion on whether the species should
be on Florida's threatened list.
Before a change in status is made,
no matter if the species is listed or
not, all reviewed species will have
a management plan developed that
will outline the conservation goal
and objectives needed to improve
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agement plans will be developed
with extensive public and stake-
holder input.
Information and data on any of
the 61 species should be sent to:
Biological Status Reviews, Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, 620 South Meridian
St., Mail Station 2A, Tallahassee,
FL 32399-1600 or e-mailed to Im-
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es will be accepted until 5 p.m. on
Nov. 1.
If providing information on more
than one species, send a separate,
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POStCards Mich Traphagen Photo
It seems more than a few people have been wondering where in South Hillsborough Postcards have gone. In Hollywood
they call it a hiatus but around here we just call it a break. While there are no shortage of postcards in the Sunshine
State, there is frequently a shortage of newspaper real estate also known as available space in which to fit the
column in among the news of the week. The hiatus has also given me some time to collect a few more postcards and
to plan some madcap adventures for the Wild Postcards Tour of Florida coming soon to a saloon or a fading road
sign near you. We last left off looking at a Carnival Cruise ship dominating the landscape at Channelside in Tampa.
Tequila Tom (great to hear from you! I'll make sure some flogging takes place for the delivery failure) got it right off the
bat as did E. Yates (thanks for writing, good to hear from you!), Robin Greenwood (glad to hear all of the good news,
Robin sorry about the schedule conflict but please keep me up to date on Elmira's!), Kathleen and Drew Baldwin
(give Maggie and Harry Carey a pat on the head for me and feel lucky if I let our dogs do that, I'd never see the
paper at all. It's great to hear from you!) and JBUG82 (would love to hand the worldwide fame that comes with this
but I couldn't find your name! Regardless, thanks for writing, it's good to hear from you!). Speaking of Postcards, I
got a real one from Tom Cairns and it literally made my day. How cool is that to get a real postcard in the mail? Tom
recognized the postcard of the Victorian house being towed across Tampa Bay to Ruskin. Also, thank you Bill and
Margie Galbreath for the photos you sent. I'm still pinching myself in disbelief that I actually stumped you on one!
This week, we have a view of one of the many seriously cool things about Florida. A great little restaurant tucked
away off a quiet street somewhere in our corner of paradise. Do you know where this is? Have you tried the sesame
tuna? Send your best guess to where@observernews.net or mail to 210 Woodland Estates Blvd., Ruskin, FL, 33570.
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Elmira's provides cougar with new digs
Dante, of Elmira's Wildlife Sanc- had been closed down by the Flor- On Thursday, Sept. 9, Pam's Pie
tuary, touches terra firma for the ida Fish & Wildlife Commission. Factory, in the Copper Penny Res-
p first time in his 16 Bill and Gerhea Robbins, dedicated taurant (301 and 674), will donate
years of life volunteers from St. Cloud, financed all pie sale proceeds from the en-
iS Dante is a North Dante's new cage and also supply tire day, (9am to 9pm) to Elmira's
.. American cougar, him and other animals at Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary.
t# whose home had with medication for arthritis. Come in for a piece of the best
been a large trailer Dante watched for weeks as his homemade pie in South Shore! Bet-
type cage on wheels all his life. His new cage was constructed right teryet, call ahead and order a whole
paws had never felt the earth before across from him, but when the mo- freshly baked (even the crust!) pie
he was moved to his new home in ment came for him to move in he to take home! It is yummy deli-
August. Dante is one of 45 animals needed a little coaching. Check out cious, just like the old fashioned
that call Elmira's Wildlife Sanctu- the video at www.elmiraswildlife. cafes you remember!
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In a quiet ceremony he was new digs. 634-5645.
moved to his new cage. He actually Getting Dante settled completes Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary al-
smiled when he felt the ground, the successful habitat relocation ways welcomes and encourages
happy to be at eye-level for the first of all 13 rescued animals. How- new members! Take a tour of the
time in his life. ever, maintenance and feeding of facility Saturday Sept 11. Guided
Nearly 2 years ago Elmira's Wild- 45 animals continues to be a finan- tours, telling the story of each ani-
life Sanctuary rescued Dante, along cial challenge for Elmira's. You mal, will be held at both 1 and 2pm.
with 8 tigers and 4 bears, from the can help! All you need to do is eat Dante will be glad you came to his
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"MEDICAID AND YOU"
Thursday, September 16, 10-11:00 am.
Marty Smith from Senior Life Services will discuss
Medicaid health coverage when state and federal
guidelines are met. Learn if you qualify.
"PRESERVING HEALTHY EYES"
Wednesday, September 22, 10-11:00 a.m.
Walter Flora II, OD, Optometrist, will discuss how to
properly care for your eyes as you grow older, and how
to recognize signs of potential problems.

Please RSVP to 813-938-2259 (at least 2 days prior)
Refreshments and snacks at both presentations.


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SCC Photo
Club invites
community to
view contest
The Sun City Center Photo Club
is holding its fall photo contest on
Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in
the Caper Room. This is a great
opportunity for community mem-
bers to view digital and print pho-
tographs takenby our talented pho-
tographers. Media show "shorts",
developed by our photographers,
will also be shown.
Community members and guests
are welcome
to attend this
competition.
At 6:30 p.m.,
they will be-
gin with their
media shows
on a wide-range of topics. The
judging of print and digital photo-
graphs begins at 7 p.m.
For more information on the
club and its activities, please see
the website at Ihp \\\\\ plioo-
clubscc.com or visit the learning
lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.
Dues for the 2010 year remain at
$20 per person or $30 per house-
hold couple and provide access
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Feline Folks hold
clinic
Feline Folks will conduct its
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
"OFF" Operation Feline Fix, for
_e 0 free-roaming cats
on Saturday Sept.
18, at C.A.R.E in
Ruskin. $10 per
cat or kitten (must
Dedicated .Hane weigh 4 pounds,
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260 FRUITS/VEG.

Morgan Seafood Shanty
Now open Saturday & Sunday, 11am-
6pm. Live blue crab, jumbo shrimp,
fresh & smoked mullet. For clams
or other special requests call Dani
813-892-8456, no later than Thursday
2pm. US41, one miles south of The
Little Manatee River.






310 GARAGE/YARD SALE




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

SENIOR

TUESDAY

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.)

United Methodist Drive-in thrift shop.
Opened Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
& Saturday, 9am-3pm. 5601 16th Ave.,
East (Canal Rd) Palmetto. 941-722-
3456

Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41,1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate

Large Family
garage sale. Sept. 11 & 12. 364 Club
Manor Dr., SCC. Large collection of
furniture, antiques, decorator items,
household goods & clothes.

Multi family yard sale. Saturday, 9/11,
8am-4pm. Princess carriage bed frame,
boating, fishing, toys, clothing, baby, lots
of misc. items. 1007 Sago Palm Way,
Apollo Beach.

Large yard sale. 9/10 & 9/11. 6065 Gulf
& Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach. 8am-3pm.
Household full of stuff.


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Call EZ Storage
AUCTION
Thursday, Sept. 23 2 p.m.
Units forAuction contain
Personal& Household Goods
Unit E002.............. Jason M. Allen
Unit D103..............Luis Euceda
Unit B007.............. Enedelia Ramos
2 Units.................. Call EZ Storage
*No Minimum Bids




Sept. 9. 10 & 11. 7am-2-m. Simmons
Way, SCC. Clothing, furniture, house-
hold goods, electronics & much more.
Great bargains.

"We're Opened"
Above The Rest
Boutique and antiques. Located
between CVS & WinnDixie, 139 S.
Pebble Beach Blvd on second floor,
Suite 203. Hours are Monday thru
Saturday, 9am-2pm. Consignments
welcome. 813-431-5550

Wall hugger chair, stuffed chair & 2 end
tables, obo. Maple bedroom suite:
dresser w/ mirror, bedside tables & bed
$400. Golf cart, 6 new batteries'98 Easy
Go $1,500. 813-645-8025


S CaCvary's
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CJ Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
The 'LARGE' Sale
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
any 'LARGE' size
Tops, Pants & Shorts
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
Ministry o Calv.ar Lutheran church

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741-0225
Cell: 382-7536
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Golf Cart, Sleeper Sofa, Antique
Bookshelf, Game Table, Entertainment
Center, Dry Sink, Antique Drop Leaf
Table, Curio Cabinet, Large Wardrobes,
TVs, Dining Room Table w/Chairs,
China Cabinet, Buffet, Large Oriental
Rug, Collectables, Vintage Jewelry,
Silver & Gold Jewelry, Artworks, Linens,
Kitchen Items and Lots of Misc.
wwwAnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com






683 ALLEGHENY DR.
(off Pebble Beach N.)
Sept.10 & 11 8am-1pm
Twin, Double & Queen Suites,
Drexel Dining Suite/Table, China,
Server, 6 Chairs, 3-Piece Wall Unit,
Desk, Electric Lift Chair, Sleep
Sofa, Sofa, Chairs, Coffee & 3
Marble Top Tables, Bar Stools,
Bookcases, Drop Front
Desk, Outdoor Iron
Furniture, Lamps, Kitchen
Items, Linens, Hummels,
Clown Collection and
Christmas Items.
633-1173 or 508-0307










Contents Include: 2001
Western Golf Cart Model
300LST, Black Lacquer Dining
Room Table, Server &
Entertainment Center,
Houseful of Broyhill Furni-
ture, Full Size Mahogany
Bedroom Set, Full Size Guest
Bedroom Set New
Burgundy Lift Chair,, Very
Nice Sleeper Sofa, Floral
Sofa, Loveseat & Chair
w/Ottoman, End, Lamp &
Coffee Tables, Light Colored
Kitchen Table w/Chairs on
Casters, Jewelry Household
Garage and Misc. Items.
Please Park on Side of Sale
due to Emergency Vehicles.
SEE YOU THERE!



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 BTTERFIELD'S AUCTIONS




www.ButterfieldsAuctions.com
Butterfleld Auctions AB2706/AU3549

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331 APPLIANCES

Free
Counter top microwaves with pur-
chase of bottom freezer refrigerator,
both white, G E, new in March $500
813-938-5522

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







410 BOATS
16ft Carolina Skiff, 25hp Yamaha, 4
stroke, Majestic tilt trailer, like new.
$3,000 ob. 813-645-8312

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

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






511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Ruskin, Riverbend community.
3br/2ba/2cgs, 1,500 sf living space,
large lot. Short sale approved. $80,000.
813-671-2445 or 813-857-3372


AFFORDABLE DOUBLEWIDE, NICE
CONDITION: 2BR/2BA, inside utility room,
carport, and great shed/workshop. Large
lot with 2 driveways and extra parking for
your boat or truck. Reduced to $55,900.
VERY NICE AND CLEAN 3BR/1BA
concrete block house on large fenced lot.
New CHA, new plumbing & sewer, freshly
painted interior, utility room, carport, large
shed in back. $58,500.
GREAT LOCATION: Cute 2BR/1 BA
house just a block from river. Carport,
newer metal roof, storage shed. $65,000.
JUST LISTED! Commercial corner lot,
half acre, cleared and conveniently located
close to businesses and post office.
Offered at $99,000.







HEMINGWAY ESTATES
Upscale Homes
Reduced from $400,000 to
$199,000 with 8'Doors,Granite
*Waterfront
from $700,000 to $320,000
*Valenda Lakes 2/2 + den
$174,900
3/2 Waterfront MH w/dock
$39000
*Waterfront Condo w/dock
$195,000
*Bimini Bay 3/3 $199,000
*10 Acres on 672 $225,000
*359 Acres,SeminoleTrl. $110,000
*Commercial Lot,Shell Pt. $89,000

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511 HOUSES FOR SALE





SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. ft.... $134,900
CC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq.ft., solar
heated spa, new flooring, caged patio........ $249,000
RENTALS
1B 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






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

E-MAIL
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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

611 611 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 required. Please
call 813-649-1599

55+ Community
2br with carport /laundry room, with
lawn care, water, sewer, trash col-
lection, fitness & recreation card.
813-634-9695

SCC Very nice 2br/2ba/2cg, washer &
dryer included. Pond view, corner lot,
55+ community 1,200st $850 monthly.
Call Karen 813-598-9505

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

Apollo Beach, 4br/2.5ba/2cg, all ap-
pliances included, large yard, great
community family home. Non smoking
$1,475 monthly. Available now. 813-
641-2473

612 APTS. FOR RENT
Apollo Beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
refrigerator, range, dishwasher, patio,
enclosed yard. 813-645-4145 or 813-
642-0681

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

613 CONDOS FOR RENT
1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished, Cov-
ered 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 insulation,
front door. W/D, cable, all amenities,
covered parking. lyr lease. First, last,
security $850. 305-745-7294


THRIFT STORE
OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m 3 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. 12 p.m.


Street S.W.
Zuskin


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Furniture, Too!
DONATION DROP OFFS
TUES. THRU FRL ONLY PLEASE,
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN CLEAN
USEABLE CONDITION.


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613 CONDOS FOR RENT
SCC across from library, unfurnished,
2br/lba/lcg, end unit, all appliances.
Water & maintenance included. Annual
$750. 813-938-4626

614 DUPLEX FOR RENT
For rent. SCC. Moving lyr lease.
2br/2ba, garage. All new paint in & out.
Available Oct. 4. $750 monthly. 813-
645-8025

630 M.H. RENTALS
Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus secu-
rity deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park
in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

2br/2ba private lot. South of Gibsonton,
US 41. Call 813-927-2065

For rent. One bedroom RV, includes
electric & water. No pets. South of Gib-
sonton on US 41. 813-690-0768

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

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

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.

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that your community is
reading.


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645 OFFICE SPACE








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Prices starting at
*250 per month




600+ sf commercial office space. Great
rate. Highly visible at corner of US 41
& College Ave., Ruskin. Call 813-210-
6540 or email kristen@mobileeyecare.
com

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






651 BOOKKEEPING

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


CALL
Pau B. (813) 645-3211

DICKMAN Serving South Hillsborough
E INC. County since 1924.
REALTY
R ALTY www.dickmanrealty.com
Celebrating 86 Years dickman@tampabay.rr.com
1924 2010
FRESH RELAXING ESCAPE is fresh to market. Light, bright, modern 2BR/2BA condo on
Tampa Bay definitely move-in ready features beadboard cottage/beach style cabinets in
kitchen and baths, ceramic tile, split bedroom, tiled balcony with unforgettable vistas and
sunsets. Quiet location near restaurant, entertainment, pool, beach, tennis, workout, future
shopping. Just $174,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
NEW LISTING!! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE. 3BR/2BA with 2-car garage. It sparkles and
shines with too many upgrades to list. Brand new 135 mph storm windows protect this near
perfect home. It is unique in every way. Private backyard with large patio for backyard fun!
Priced at $179,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
REDUCED $389,000 OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large
bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-car garage for the car lovers with extra
carport. High bank of the river, out of the flood zone. This is a must see. easy to show, so
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin
with over 200 feet of road frontage, zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer.
Mobile home on property brings rental income, $234,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE
WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS.
GREAT LOCATION!! 2BR/2BA 1-car garage home on .99 acre (MOL) with river frontage!
Beautiful setting with a wonderful view of the river. $185,000 CALL ROXANNE
WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
2 HOMES ON 1.39 ACRES on the Little Manatee River and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA
home (2380 sq.ft) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq. ft. and a boathouse. $450,000 CALL
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
SUN CITY CENTER AWESOME!!! 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
WATERFRONT HOME! CANAL WATER, EASY ACCESS TO THE BAY. 3BR/2BA with boat
dock, storage, nice fruit trees and fireplace. Well maintained. Seller motivated. $210,000
CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
INVESTOR SPECIAL!! 2005 duplex with 2BR/1BA, 832 sq. ft. and other unit is 3BR/2BA,
1040 sq. ft. Both units are rented. Bring all offers. Must move. $125,000 CALL KATHY
JACOBSON 624-2225
GREAT POTENTIAL! This 2BR/1.5BA home sits in the middle of 6.25 acres with deep well,
greenhouses, pond, and everything you need for a plant nursery. The house needs some
TLC but the value is in the land potential. Asking $140,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY
645-1540
GREAT PRICE REDUCTION!! Oversized corner building lot within walking distance to
recreation, churches, schools and the like but on a quiet lane. Just under 34 acre and partially
cleared. Zoned Residential Single Family. Asking $60,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
NOW $42,500 FOR THIS CLEAN 2BR/2BA MOBILE-HOME, across from golf course. Split
BR plan, repainted inside, new laminate floors in living areas & carpet in BR, screen porch,
carport, shed, and beautiful shady oaks. Great starter/retirement home. CALL CLAIRE
TORT 363-7250
RUSKIN 3BR/2BA HOUSE ON LARGE LOT, tile floors throughout, screen porch, carport,
good roof. Inside needs little TLC. $55,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
CHARMING FLORIDA CRACKER HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT: 2BR/1.5BA,
enclosed porch, inside utility-rm, 2-car-carport, shady trees. Newer roof, new water/sewer.
Only $58,000. Bring offers! CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
$6,000 DOWN, OWNERS FINANCING AT 6% for a beautiful acre lot, electric & well on site.
Zoning allows house or mobile-home. Conveniently located. $54,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT
363-7250
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...........................
Claire Tort........................... 363-7250 KennAntonelli ....................
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson .....................
Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................
Christine Nethers ............... 260-6335 LaRae Regis...........................
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201


610-3485
786-3124
624-2225
645-1540
633-8318


680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
Now accepting applications for enroll-
ment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full
day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school.
Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087


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705 CLEANING


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

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

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

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

Fresh & Clean Housekeeping! Depend-
able & honest, hardworking. You won't
be disappointed. Free estate. Reason-
able rates. Call Cindy 941-345-5013

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

Green Team
Home cleaning, yard maintenance,
pressure washing, lanai screen re-
placement. Visa & MC accepted. Est.
2006. Call Dee 813-777-1221.

710 LAWN CARE

$20
Complete Lawn Care. Mow, edge,
blow & sod installation & much more.
Residential /commercial. Free esti-
mate. Call Thomas 813-344-8915

Bill's Lawn Service Residential & com-
mercial. Cut, edge, trim, Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton. Licensed./
insured. 813-293-6840 New accounts
welcomed.

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

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

Silverking Lawn Care
Serving Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo
Beach & Ruskin. Call 813-486-9629
or email mwilson3@aol.com for free
quote

S & L Lawn Mower Repair
1601 US 41 S. Ruskin. Tune-up
special. $39 push mower $59. riding
mowers. Free pickup & deliver. 813-
305-6666

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

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

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


E-MAIL
Classified@observemews.net


715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

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

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

735 TRANSPORTATION
Transportation to Tampa airport /char-
ters/cruise ship. Call Express Transpor-
tation 813-731-9283

740 MISC. SERVICES

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


740 MISC. SERVICES

In Your Home
Pet Care
813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed,
bonded, insured. References avail-
able. email: olivertort@aol.com
Oliver & Company







870 GENERAL

Now hiring general maintenance
person. Must be self starter. Com-
petitive salary, Apply in person to:
Sun City Center Community Assoc.,
1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC

Lawn mower repair shop needs
small engine mechanic. Must have
experience. Call 813-305-6666


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