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www.ObserverNews.net September 22, 2011 Volume 55 Number 35 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS Art allows you to truly express yourself...Ž according to elementary art teacher Margit Redlawsk. Penny Fletchers story is on page 16 Fall of“cially begins tomorrow, Sept. 23. Mitch Traphagens photo of one of summers last sunsets is on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Whatever Happened AboutƒBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netƒRedneck RivieraDue to apparent self-policing, both proposed changes along 24th Street S.E. and a public meeting about them now are on hold. Concerns about littering, public intoxication and other unacceptable behaviors on the small beach area where 24th Street ends at the north shore of the Little Manatee River had prompted a county plan aimed at imposing more order. The plan included building a small parking area and placing a second gate across the roadway, part of a county park as it approaches the river, that park encompassing preserved environmental acreage to the west as well as the Camp Bayou environmental learning center to the east. Early this summer, area residents who use the historic little beach and waterhole „ known as a local Redneck RivieraŽ … objected particularly to another gate, further obstructing access and forcing users to hand carry both boats and other gear from parking lot to waterfront. A public meeting to air the dispute and pinpoint other solutions subsequently was discussed. This week, Ross Dickerson, a county parks, recreation and conservation department manager, said the physical changes and proposed meeting are on a back burner because offensive behaviors and ensuing complaints have dwindled to nearly nothing. People got the hint, and Im not getting piles of complaints on Monday morning,Ž Dickerson noted. No further action is planned unless the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF), the non-profit organization that oversees Camp Bayou, seeks it, he said, adding the proposed changes could be instituted in the future if needed. Everything you always wanted to know about cats But didnt know who to ask! By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Recently two experts confirmed that the old joke about dogs having masters and cats having staffŽ isnt based on folklore, but truth. Cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt because of their mousing ability,Ž said Pat OShea during her presentation All about Cats at the South Shore Library Tuesday, Sept. 13. Because of the great plagues that came from having mice in their grain silos, the Egyptians looked at cats as gods and the cats have never forgotten it!Ž Cats have a quiet strength and reasoning ability that makes them completely different from dogs, she said. Pet owners who switch from owning dogs to having cats must be aware of the differences in order to care for them correctly, she said. Unlike dogs, cats should not be disciplined by owners for the bad habits they acquire. Cats have a very good reason for everything they do,Ž OShea explained. Saying bad kitty, or worse yet, scaring a cat for something like not using the litter box to do his or her business, may make the problem worse. You have to figure out why the cat is exhibiting the specific poor behavior and go from there.Ž Cat expert Dr. John Slaughter said contacting a cat behaviorist is the best method of changing an unwanted behavior. Slaughter, a veterinarian, has three cats of his own, and is known as the cat manŽ at the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic. OShea is owner of Kitten Sitten in Tampa and has cared for more than 400 cats during her career PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. John Slaughter puts Klaus at ease before his exam at the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic.See CATS, page 18Need something new to worry about? Your air conditionerBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Heres an item to add to your list of things to worry about: your air conditioner. For thieves, the value of that large unit sitting unprotected next to your home is in the scrap metal, but what they get for it is only a fraction of what it costs homeowners and businesses to replace. On August 18, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested Joshua Poe and charged him with 61 counts of residential and business air conditioning unit thefts in Hillsborough County. Poe was taken into custody after a two and a half week investigation in conjunction with the HCSOs Tactical Intelligence Unit. In each case, Poe is alleged to have dismantled outside air conditioning units to remove the internal parts for copper scrapping. He would then take the copper to licensed recycling locations around the Tampa Bay area in exchange for cash. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSAt this vacant home in Ruskin, thieves didnt just steal the copper parts, they stole the entire air conditioning unit.In all, the HCSO said there were 23 victims of the crime spree with losses estimated to be in excess of $500,000. For that, Poe allegedly received only a small fraction in recycling payments. The recycling centers that paid cash for the copper are not currently under suspicion. Last week, the HCSO arrested three men for allegedly stealing an air conditioning coil from a unit behind a vacant home in Tampa. An HCSO deputy noticed a man running across a yard carrying the coil to a waiting truck with two other men inside. Demonstrating that it is becoming a crime of opportunity, the deputy found two small children also inside the truck. Damage to the air conditioning unit was estimated at $1,000. The Hillsborough County and the state of Florida have laws regarding the recycling of metals such as copper, brass, bronze, lead and aluminum. Anyone bringing metal to a recycler in the county must be fingerprinted and must provide a statement that he or she is the rightful owner of the metal. For those who obtain metal through theft, not only is the theft a felony, but additional charges may be applied for trafficking stolen goods. In See AIR CONDITIONER THEFTS, page 15 See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 6

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 3 Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $1000 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 9/30/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today Casual Waterfront Dining Steaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious Fare FULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Thursday and Saturday OPEN TO THE PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm Sunday 11-3 pmwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com FOURSOME SPECIAL $504 Golfers Exp. 9/30/11 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Autumn is coming and the kitties are fineBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net With all the bad news today, its a wonder that were all not clinically depressed. Just the headlines of the local newspapers this past weekend would be enough to push even the cheeriest of us over the edge: Man kills wife with baseball bat in Plant City; Two shot, one dead in Tampa; Gunman kills wife then shoots two pastors in Lakeland. Theres more, unfortunately, but I think the point has been made. Without even touching on the economy, it seems people are nuts and getting nuttier by the day. But then again, people have always been nuts and once it reaches the point of someone picking up a baseball bat, theres not much anyone can do about it. The good news is, despite what you may have read or inferred from the headlines, most of us arent nutsat least not that nuts. A while back, I wrote about two kittens, one of which was found crying in the middle lane on State Road 674 near I-75. All three lanes of traffic stopped and patiently waited for my wife and me to back up our car and scoop up the kitten. His name is Cypress and today hes doing just fine. All of the people who waited in their cars without trying to kill the kitten or me (without even honking their horns) did a wonderful thing that day. He is a happy kitten that has made life brighter for his human. I think hes going to be a biter, his human, Dr. Dr. Caran A whole highway full of people acted together to save Cypress the kitten. Today hes just fine and is bringing joy to the life of his new human companion.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOStouffer, said as he nuzzled her cheek. The other kitten in the story is currently playing with her new favorite toy: a chunk of dry dog food. The dogs have long since lost interest in the little fur ball. It turns out that she, too, is a biter and none of them particularly enjoy being bit. Its an odd thing to see a small, gray kitten launch herself at the muzzle of Sam, our 100-pound gentle giant. She is roughly the size of his head. He doesnt seem to mind the bites, but the kitten still freaks him out. Napping throughout the day isnt quite as peaceful if you have to wonder about being attacked in your sleep. That said, he is protective of herwhen shes not biting him, of course. Last week I wrote about three friends I referred to as my grails. Ironically, just as the newspaper was landing on driveways throughout South Hillsborough, I heard from all three of them within an hours time. I dont recall that ever happening before it wasnt because of the story, only one had seen it at the time. I believe it was because of some weird but happy synchronicity in life. I wonder if people who believe in fatalism (where the course of our lives has already been predetermined and all events are inevitable) and those who believe in chaos (where absolutely nothing happens for a reason) may both be correct. More specifically, I wonder if opportunities rather than actual events are predetermined, but it is our choice whether to act upon them. For instance, cutting someone off in traffic to get ahead might get you to work a few seconds earlier, but it also might have cut you off from an opportunity that hinged upon those few seconds later that day. Or maybe the aggressive, stressed-out attitude that drove you to negatively impact the person you cut off in traffic, closed your mind to an opportunity that you might have otherwise seen. In other words, maybe just going with the flow opens up channels that lead away from the rat race. There are a million ways to slow down and go with the flow: carrying groceries out to an elderly womans car, holding open a door for someone else, crouching down to listen to a childs story, or even waiting patiently for a lunatic who has run out onto a highway to scoop up a kitten. All of those things have the potential to change your life in ways you cant imagine simply because you gave something of infinite value: a small piece of your time. The opportunities are there for us (fatalism), but our actions determine whether we take them (chaos). Maybe its just me, but I dont think being a jerk is the road to happiness. While jerks may indeed grab opportunities by the handful, I have a feeling those opportunities tend to be fleeting at best. Ive become convinced that there is a synchronicity in our lives and that we can revel in it, or ignore it and rush past it. More and more, Im choosing the formerand happily so. Of course, the pessimists among us will say, You snooze, you lose and that waiting for a guy on a highway could mean the door of opportunity will slam shut while you are idling. I dont believe that, though. As I grow older, Im becoming more and more aware that the best things in life arent the things you have to trample others in a rush to grab. The best things come to you, usually in their own time. And yes, sometimes they leave you, too. Moments ago, I received an email from friends telling us their little dog had passed away. We met the couple in the Florida Keys in the early days of our sailboat cruise out there. Since we arrived by boat, we didnt have a car and Michelle and I were lugging too many bags of heavy groceries back to the anchored boat when suddenly an SUV pulled up with a smiling and happy-looking man shouting out for us to jump in. At that moment, we appreciated being relieved of the heavy bags and the glorious air conditioning in the car, but over the years, that paled in comparison to how much we have appreciated the friendship of Steve and Ann. We met up with them later in the Bahamas and have continued to meet up with them over the years since. Throughout it all, Mellie their dog was their constant companion, often peeking out from the bag that Ann carried. Now, behind their tears, do they wish they had never known Mellie? Of course not. They feel blessed to have had her in their lives for all those years. And for the rest of their lives, they will cherish the memories and share her antics with friends. Cherish the moment. In this moment or the next, you can make some memories, even those as small as opening a door or carrying some groceries, and fill up your heart. While we all have to have something in our wallets to survive, we all must also have something in our hearts to truly live. Make some memories and cherish this moment. The headlines arent the best, but there is something in the air today. Something is changing; a spirit or energy is emerging. I cant put my finger on it, but I know that its out there. If nothing else, the beautiful weather of autumn is coming to Florida and the kitties are just fine. Visit us on the WebSee the current issues of The Observer News, as well as classified advertising, advertising information, and more!www.ObserverNews.net

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X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers6. Your friends think of you as a hard driver. 7. You would rather be at work than at a party. 8. You enjoy having a very tight schedule. 9. Even when you are sick, you bring work home. 10. You are the first one into the office and/or the last one to go home. 11. Most of your reading is confined to your professional field or to your projects. 12. Vacations are something to be endured, because you would rather be at work. 13. You plan each day with military precision. 14. You find little time for hobbies; but when you do, you work toward being an expert in the field. 15. You are always punctual and find it hard to understand why others are late. What was your score? Keep in mind that any test given outside a qualified medical facility should not be relied upon as completely accurate. If you had less than 35 points, you probably are pretty laid back and may want to think about putting out a little more effort. As your score moves from 35 to 50 points, you are showing normal concern for your duties. At 51 to 60 points, you are a compulsive worker and may want to slow up a bit. At 61 to 75 points, you might be a workaholic and may even consider getting professional help. Whatever your score, try to strike a balance each day. Live as Time is the most precious gift our maker gives us, and it is up to us to use it wisely. Ecclesiastes 3:1, tells us, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend; and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Many among us, however, do not recognize all these times. They only concentrate on a time to work. We call these people workaholics. Although workaholics are super performers in their chosen fields, they are so single-minded they fail to see how much more there could be to life if they would just give life a chance. Sad to say though, most workaholics dont even know they are acting obsessively. Take a moment to review the following statements. Assign a value to each statement of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, with 1 meaning it applies to you least and 5 meaning it applies to you the most. 1. Most of your friends have something to do with your occupation. 2. You dream at night and wake up in the morning thinking about your projects. 3. The people at work seem to understand you better than your family and friends. 4. By Sunday afternoon, you are already thinking about the week ahead. 5. You find it very hard to sit and do nothing. By William Hodges Dont get caught in workaholic trap POSITIVE TALKthough it were your last and work as though you might be wrong. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage The best in safety, value and performance for your car.Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through American Car Care & NAPAWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterSUPER DEALS!GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE All Michelin & BFGoodrich tires (up to 18) now priced at $10 over cost! STOP BY FOR A QUOTE.INCLUDES mounting and balance. Some restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers. Expires 9/30/11Lic# MVS51635 Feline Folks presents 4th annual Cats Meow Charity AuctionFeline Folks proudly presents the 4th Annual Cats Meow Charity Auction on Thursday, Oct. 27 with doors opening at 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5 to 5:25 p.m. with a live auction starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is in the Kings Point Clubhouse Banquet Room. The cost is $5. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. The Mary & Martha House will host a Pantry Party at the Rose Boutique, 100 East Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin, where the community is invited for food, friends, fun, and special shopping hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. What is a Pantry Party? Bring a donation of paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper, etc., or mops, brooms and cleaning supplies for the Womens Shelter. Gift cards for gas and new or gently-used twin bedding is always appreciated. The Rose Boutique sells both new and donated name brand womens clothing and accessories to support The Mary & Martha House Inc., which is a shelter for women and children in crisis that provides emergency shelters as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information, or to volunteer, call the Boutique at 645-7628 or the office at 645-7874.Pantry Party at The Rose BoutiqueSchool board meeting time changedDue to the number of agenda items and estimated length of the recognition meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, the school board meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. The agenda will be posted at http://www2.sdhc.k12.fl.us/ boardagenda2010/search.

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X 8 5 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin 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, Sept. 22 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 Open. Tuesday, Sept. 27 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 $7 Budget Dinner. Meat Loaf and all the trimmings from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks volunteersEvery Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 75 Ruskin provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. until noon at Simmons Park in Ruskin on the first and third Saturday of the month; and at Williams Park in Gibsonton on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (813) 645-6984. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Interested persons may attend an open house at the Eberhardt Building, 909 North Course Lane, Sun City Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 open to all U.S. citizens over 18 years of age. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (813) 633-5416. Artist chosen for fishing tournamentCraig Steven Todd has been named Artistic Director for the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament. This award-winning artist has designed the tournament logo and will be responsible for overseeing the production of artwork to be awarded to the tournament winners. Craig Steven Todd is a mostly self-taught artist who has worked in graphics and commercial art for 23 years. He has produced an extensive catalog of work, murals and fine art. A selection of his work can be seen atwww.craigsteventodd.com The SouthShore Professional FishingTournament will take place at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor on May 10 and 11, 2012. The Tournament will raise money for charities serving area children. The charities are the Rural Social Services Partnership, SouthShore Rotary Mentoring Program and Camp Cristina. For more information, call (813) 645-3732 or visit www.southshoreprofish.com. Camp Bayou announces key speaker for Natural Education Weekend Camp Bayou is proud to announce that the Keynote Speaker for A Natural Education Weekend will be Rob Heath. Heath is now Senior Ecologist at Wildlands Conservation, a land management consulting company for public and private owners of conservation lands. His duties include management plan development and implementation, prescribed fire, habitat restoration, listed species preservation and invasive species control. Early in his career, at Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Heath created and conducted the award-winning Fun With Nature program which ran during each summer for five years in the mid 1980s, and consisted of six one-week long sessions for kids aged 8-12. The participants were introduced to various outdoor activities including fishing, canoeing, camping, and Florida wildlife. The emphasis was on teaching ways to enjoy their natural environment in a responsible manner. Before retiring from the parks department, he was the Environmental Supervisor from 1982-2002, with duties that included overseeing land management in the ELAPP (Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection) Program, and was head of the ELAPP Site Assessment Team, which was responsible for evaluating the new site nominations each year, and preparing the preliminary and full site assessment reports used by other committees to qualify and rank the sites. One of these parcels became known as the Camp Bayou Preserve. Heath is a graduate of Amherst College and Tulane University and is an active member of the Tampa Bay Conservancy and Tampa Audubon Society. He will discuss about Getting Off the Beaten Path at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12. The keynote presentation is included in Saturday registration. The complete schedule for the weekend, Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13, and registration form are available on the blog: http://anaturaleducation.blogspot.com. Registration forms are also available at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center during regular hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (813) 641-8545. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS No Spaghetti Dinners til October 5 Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 23 7-11 p.m. Tone Benders Saturday, Sept. 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 30 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, Oct. 1 Breast Cancer Walk 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Sunday, Oct. 2 Octoberfest Friday, Oct. 7 7-11 p.m. Double Barrell Saturday, Oct. 8 5-7 p.m. Christmas in October Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 14 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Oct. 15 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 21 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf Saturday, Oct. 22 7 -11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 28 7-11 p.m. Southern Tide Saturday, Oct. 29 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 4 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Saturday, Nov. 5 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 11 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Nov. 12 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 18 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Nov. 19 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 25 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public comment and consider adoption of Hillsborough Countys proposed Capital Improvements Program for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Frederick B. Karl County Center, 2nd Floor, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. A detailed listing of the projects included in the program is available for review at the Hillsborough County Business and Support Serv ices Department, located on the 26th Floor of County Center at the above address or by visiting http://www.hillsboroughcounty. org/managementbudget/budgets/ recommended/fy12/home.cfm. For more information, call (813) 272-5890.Public hearing to discuss Capital Improvements

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6 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Sandy Council, RCDF president, echoed Dickersons description of the situation and said that in view of the user efforts the organization is not planning to request any changes along 24th Street. The original gate across the roadway is opened by 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. each day, Dickerson said. HCC CampusWith recent acquisition of another 20 acres immediately north of the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus, the rapidly growing educational institution has increased its usable land by about 50 percent. Dr. Allan Witt, HCC SouthShore president, said successful purchase of the acreage means the school will be able to continue its multifaceted educational mission and expand its physical facilities as the steadily increasing student body requires in the years ahead. Opened in 2008 on land donated by the pioneering Dickman family just north of East Shell Point Road, the college initially was designated an educational center in the multi-location community college network and not expected to attain enrollment of 5,000 students until late in the current decade. However, HCC SouthShore quickly became a fullfledged campus and enrollment topped that figure in the 2009-2010 academic year. This year, based on new registration figures, some 6,000 students will attend classes on the campus, taking advantage of a flexible, constantly expanding curriculum designed to equip students to take their HCC credits on to a university to complete requirements for a higher degree or to become certified to work in several occupations, Witt said. No specific use of the added acreage has been identified at this point, Witt indicated, but its availability will eliminate the hurdle of finding space for whatever is needed next. AB RezoningBy a vote of 6 to 0, county commissioners have given final approval to rezoning for commercial uses land on the south side of Miller Mac Road between the residential areas of Apollo Beach and SouthShore Falls. All of the commissioners supported rezoning the small site for commercial development except Al Higginbotham who was absent for the September 13 meeting, noted Bruce Davis, a SouthShore Falls resident who led an effort to defeat the development. The rezoning petition was pushed by Leroy Gonzalez, owner of other commercial property in the area, in order to develop two parcels adjacent to the Tampa Electric Company power facility and next door to what once was the Apollo Beach Rescue Squad headquarters. The Gonzalez petition describes the proposed development as a professional offices complex. Residents of SouthShore Falls, in particular, objected to the potential development due to environmental and traffic congestion concerns. They continually contended that destroying wetlands existing on and near the site and adding traffic to two-lane Miller Mac Road that can be under water during heavy rains in order to increase office space was not justified in an area with many commercial buildings standing empty. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonWhatever Happened About Community yard sale, appraisals, crate label swap meetPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Commission is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Palmetto Historical Park. More than thirty tables will be set up selling treasures and bargains of all kinds. Word of Mouth BBQ will be on site selling BBQ sandwiches and hotdogs. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds to help fight childhood cancer. The park buildings including the Agricultural Museum will be open for free self-guided tours. During the yard sale Ina Baden, of Palma Sola Appraisals & Sales, will be offering appraisals for just $5 per item. There is a limit of three items per person, no jewelry please. Proceeds from the appraisals will benefit the parks family programming fund. There will also be a Crate Label Swap Meet in the basement of the Carnegie Library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many Florida labels will be on display and available for trading and sales by some of the major collectors in Florida. If you have labels or citrus related items, bring them to the swap as collectors will be buying and giving estimates of value. Both of these events are located in the Palmetto Historical Park at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-7234991.UM Church announces free Fall Fun Fest The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is having a free Fall Fun Fest featuring a Trunk or Treat for children Monday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, clowns, popcorn, balloons and live entertainment for the entire family. The Trunk or Treat portion of the event will also open at 5 p.m. with lots of candy and prizes. Children may come in costume if desired. For additional information about this and other events at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff or Amanda Jordan (813) 6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit the website at www.sccumc.com. South Bay Hospital was named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by the Joint Commission, the leading accredi tor of health care organizations in America. South Bay Hospital was the only Hillsborough County hospital recognized by the Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to the Joint Commission, South Bay Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excel lence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top per former on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. South Bay Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commissions Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, says Sharon Roush, CEO South Bay Hospital. South Bay Hospital Earns Top Performer award

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X 10 7 6B 7few bucks this year mowing lawns, babysitting, delivering newspapers or working an after-school or weekend job, he or she qualifies. Just be sure you keep good records including a log of the dates and hours worked and amounts paid, as well as any W-2 forms from employers or 1099s. If your grandkids meet the earned income requirement, theres nothing in the rules that says the childs own money has to go into the Roth. Its perfectly legal if your grandkids keep the money they earned and you make the contributions for them. The key is that you cant contribute more than your grandchild earned in any given tax year, up to the limit of $5,000. And to give you an idea of how these early contributions can add up, consider this. Lets say, for example, that you contribute $500 a year to your grandchilds Roth for nine years from the ages of 10 to 18 (a total of $4,500). If that money grew an annual rate of 7 percent, that $4,500 would accumulate to around $144,000 by the time he or she reaches age 65. And with a Roth IRA, the full amount will be tax-free when its withdrawn in retirement. Its also doubtful that your grandkids would be on the hook for income taxes. Children who Dear Savvy Senior, Is there a way that we can put some money in a Roth IRA account for our young grandkids to use for retirement? Curious Granddad Dear Curious, There sure is! Funding Roth IRAs for your grandkids when theyre young is a smart move and an incredible gift to their financial future. And you dont have to be rich to do it, either. Heres what you should know. Roth Rules The Roth IRA is a fabulous savings tool for your grandkids. A Roth can literally turn a few hundred dollars a year now, into tens of thousands of tax-free dollars for your grandkids when they retire by using the powerful combination of time and compounding. But in order for you to open and fund a Roth IRA for a grandchild, one primary requirement will need to be met. The child will need to have earned income from some type of work allowances dont count. So, if your grandkid made a By Jim Miller How to Help Fund Your Grandkids Retirement THE SAVVY SENIORwork as employees generally dont need to file a tax return unless their income exceeds the standard deduction amount, which was $5,700 for the 2010 tax year. They should, however, file if theyre due a refund for any withholdings. But a child who has net earnings of $400 or more from self-employment is required to file. For information on IRS filing requirements for children, visit www.irs.gov and search for the page titled Taxable Income for Students. Flexibility You also need to know that opening a Roth for your grandkids doesnt automatically lock up the money for decades. Like it or not, your grandkids, at age 18, can withdraw the principle contributions (but not earnings) any time, tax free and penalty free. Roth IRAs also offer special withdrawal rules for higher education expenses. So if your grandkid needs money for college, contributions can be withdrawn tax and penalty free, while the earnings can also be dipped into without penalty, but they will owe taxes on it. And when it comes time to buy a first home, your grandson or granddaughter can withdraw up to $10,000 (contributions and earnings) tax and penalty free. Savvy Tip: For more information on Roth IRAs, see IRS Publication 590 at www.irs.gov/ pub/irs-pdf/p590.pdf, or call 800829-3676 and ask them to mail you a free copy. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS In an effort to save more animals and better serve the community, Hillsborough County Animal Services is modifying operations to open on Sundays for pet adoptions starting Sunday, Sept. 25. To kick off new Sunday hours, the public is invited to join the Ice Cream Social Sunday celebration at the shelter on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event will feature special one-day only adoption prices, tips on training and veterinary care for responsible ownership, volunteering, and more. Complimentary ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries will be served from noon until 2 p.m. (or while supplies last). Sundays are traditionally a high-volume day for pet shelter adoptions. This is something weve wanted to do for a very long time, said Hillsborough County Animal Services Operation Director, Dennis McCullough. Were very much a community organization and a work-in-progress on behalf of the animals. When people see what we have to offer, and the services that our staff and volunteers work to provide for these pets, people want to help us save lives. Animal Services has also streamlined the application process for better customer service. Prospective pet adopters will be asked to provide valid photo identification and proof of address (such as a utility or other bill). With the addition of new Sunday hours, individuals and families enjoying time off together can browse the countys kennels overflowing with loveable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other pets. For one low price, adopters at Hillsborough County Animal Services take home rescued pets that are fully spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated for rabies, and issued a Hillsborough County tag. Dog adopters will also receive a welcome letter from the American Kennel Club (AKC). The county shelter has joined the AKC Canine Partners for a new program designed especially for mixed breeds, which offers agility training, health care and other benefits. In addition to pet adoptions, shelter visitors on Sundays may also search for lost pets, purchase pet registrations/rabies tags, and bring in donations for needy shelter pets. However, the intake or drop-off gate for animal surrender will not be open on Sundays. Newly modified hours of operation for Hillsborough County Animal Services are as follows (note: adoption desk closes 30 minutes prior to the shelter daily): Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.Hillsborough Countys Animal Services now open on Sundays Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President, Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore Campus in Ruskin, is looking for your suggestions. In an effort to meet the communitys demands and deliver the classes and programs residents want to see, Witt has initiated the Hillsborough Community College Presidential Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is open to everyone in the community and is designed to serve as a forum for commercial and residential members to come together and discuss any suggestions to add to or improve the classes currently being offered. With the current economic climate, the college wants to ensure it is keeping up with specific demands for further education. People are invited to the Presidential Advisory Council spring-fall meeting being held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 starting with light refreshments at the Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore Campus, located at 551 24th Street NE, in Ruskin. RSVP required. Rick Lanese, CPA, partner, Cohen Florida, located in The Villages at Cypress Creek, will once again facilitate the discussion. Rick comes to the Advisory Council as an area business resident for 8 years and he has seen our growing community in action. There is no cost for membership of the Advisory Council. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 253-7000, ext. 5728.Hillsborough Community College seeks ideas for Advisory Council

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There will be a Music and Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Valencia Lakes, U.S. 301 in Wimauma, about a mile and a half north of the intersection of State Road 674 in Sun City Center. Live entertainment will be provided by Barry Newman, formerly of The Crests (Sixteen Candles), Richie Merritt (Golden Oldies), Bill Lindsey (Elvis), Democracy (reggae), the Music Makers (all genres), and Stacey Knights (jazz saxophone). There will also be an artists market with oil painting, watercolors, sculpture, pottery and more. Local food vendors will also take part. Admission is $5. Parking is free. For more information, visit the website at www.valencialakesfestival.com. 11 10 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty FREE BRAKE CHECK: New brake pads, resurface front rotors, repack front wheel bearing (if applicable), add brake fluid, inspect hydraulic suystem. Additional parts/service often needed at extra cost. Limited warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles whichever comes first. No other discounts apply. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with other coupons. Exp. 10/27/112-WHEEL FRONT DISC BRAKE SERV.$20 OFF Check Engine Light On?Most vehicles. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/27/11FULL ENGINEDIAGNOSTIC SPECIAL$4995Value $91 Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. 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For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645--2273.SAMANTHASamantha is a solid black female kitten. She is very playful and has shown volunteers her love of playing with every cat toy in the shelter, if available. She likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless sunning on the lanai. She has been spayed and brought up--to--date on her shots as well as microchipped. Microchip #067--849--290. DOB: 6/23/2011. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech! Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. 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X 12 Call your advertising representative today for more information(813) 645-3111www.ObserverNews.netSave 10% on web advertising Funding nature The annual Lords Lighthouse Back To School Bash was held on Aug. 21 at Manatee Village in Ruskin. One hundred members of the Clearwater Community Church under the direction of Pastor Jack Piquette hosted the fun-filled day putting smiles on the children who lined up to receive a free backpack filled with back-to-school goodies: pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, ruler, notebooks, binders, paper, scissors, glue sticks, etc. Kids snacked on hot dogs, chips and other foods while participating in entertaining activities, watching a puppet show and singing, as well as trying their hand at playing games. Vilma Emmanuelli and two other hair stylists provided fresh haircuts for the children. This is the second year for the family of August and Claudia Torres with their son, Andrs of Tampa who donated their time and resources to prepare backpacks filled with essentials for all high school students who attended the event. Andrs worked many fundraisers such as car washes throughout the year, used a portion of his own salary from his part-time job and collected supplies from Universal Health Care and money from family and friends. For the past two years I have been preparing for this very rewarding event sponsored by the Lord's Lighthouse Ministry, said Andrs. I am in charge of the collection and distribution of school supplies for kids like me, teens. Every aspect of the event turned out to be a great success, from the school supplies to the delicious food brought by all the volunteers and all the clothes collected. I have decided this will be my project for as long as I can do it and look forward to opportunities to work with the Lord's Lighthouse in the near future. Patti Lancaster and Grace Selph of South Bay Church in Riverview and Metropolitan Ministries donated school materials. Filled backpacks were also instruments of blessing in preparing community children to be ready for their first day of school. The Womens Circle at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church collected new clothes for the young boys and girls. A group of leaders and youth from Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon led by Richard Murbach donated gift cards, their time and resources that reached and blessed many needy area families. The Lords Lighthouse Ministry at St John the Divine Episcopal Church serves the community Monday through Wednesday under the direction of Pastor William R. Cruz, Sr. and his wife, Dora Cruz. A worship service is held at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday. For more information, call (813) 641-7100 or (813) 321-9723. The Lords Lighthouse helps kids get back to schoolDespite the challenges of the current economic slowdown, the Apollo Beach Womans Club has continued to grow and now has more than 150 members. In addition to awarding scholarships to Apollo Beach students, the club is committed to supporting the members of its community in other ways. Most recently Sylvia Gordon and Beverly Fletchall, co-chairs of Community Service, used club funds to purchase underwear and belts for children in need at Apollo Beach and Doby elementary schools, both of which serve the Apollo Beach community. Gordon and Fletchall also are collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell labels that later will be redeemed to help provide supplies for school classrooms. The next ABWC fundraising activity is the annual November bake sale slated for Nov. 22 in front of the Apollo Meats on Apollo Beach Blvd.Proceeds from this event also support scholarship and community activities. The event is being organized by Pam Kerstetter, who is looking for volunteers to set up, sell items, bake cakes, pies and cookies. In addition to its philanthropic work, members of the club also enjoy enrichment activities which include: Book Club: The book group meets monthly in members homes to discuss the latest novel members have read. The Oct. 27 meeting will feature the book The Silver Needle Murder by Laura Childs. Bridge Club: Bridge players meet the fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Apollo Beach Golf Clubhouse on Golf and Sea Blvd. Players contribute $3, with 2/3 of the proceeds contributed to the scholarship fund. Culture Club: Activities are organized monthly to introduce members to the wide variety of places of interest in the Tampa Bay area. On Oct. 25, the members will be treated to a Ghostly Journey through Ybor City. On Nov. 15, a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is planned Garden Club: The group meets the third Wednesday of each month for various activities that include talks by horticulturists or visits to nearby garden or horticultural spots. On Oct. 19 will visit Colorfield Farms in Wimauma. For more information on these activities, visit the clubs website at www.apollobeachwomansclub. com. The clubs next membership meeting is Oct. 12 at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The program will feature members of Tampa Bay Watch. The program is about envirnomental restoration. For more information, call (813) 641-0763.Apollo Beach Womans Club announces fall events Kids Program/Event Highlights September 22 to 28Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Adventures with the Pirate Magician* For children in grades K-4. Join Pirate Args crew as he entertains with magic and balloon-making sure to delight all who sail with him. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this un 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY

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about the patients and they have the desire to do their best. Williams spends her free time traveling to watch her daughters, both competitive cheerleaders ,and fishing with her husband and son. For more information contact Natalia Diaz at 813-634-0496. nursing because she saw the opportunity to make a difference in a persons life on a daily basis. She chose to work at South Bay Hospital because of the family atmosphere and sense of teamwork. Ive been blessed by the team Ive been given to work with, says Williams. They all really care SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 13 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? AIRPORT TRANSPORTATIONLuxury Town Car813-523-3610carservicevip@yahoo.com License # L796 Monday Thursday 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Effective Oct. 1st, please welcome new physician BELINDA B. JOHNSON, M.D. Doctor Johnson specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. SCREEN ROOMS Check the... Quality Difference PriceKen Knox, Contractor Lic. #RX0057641Our Customers are our Best Advertisement 813-645-3529Each and every crew at Knox Alum. has a minimum of 15 years experience building jobs in the South County area. Check out our web site at www.KnoxAluminum.com Over 30 Years Experience Special of Ruskin BUSINESS NEWS New Sun City Center barber shop opensNeri Nauck has opened a barber shop at 106 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. She was born in Huancayo, Peru and attended college in Lima where she received her cosmetology and barbers license. She owned two shops in Peru before coming to the U.S. with her daughter Romina in 2000. She got her barbers license in Naples and started her career in a Spanish-speaking shop in Bonita Springs working mostly with retirees. There she met her husband Jim and they married in July 2010 and moved to the Tampa Bay area where they have children attending the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. Jims father, George Nauck, lent his expertise to create an old style barber pole they put outside every day. For more information call the shop at 239-362-5004. Neri Nauck and staff welcome people to her newly-opened shop in Sun City Center. Get a team together for Relay for LifeJoin the Relay For Life of Riverview in the fight against cancer. This years Kickoff Party will be held at The Preserve at Alafia located at 10110 Gibsonton Dr., Riverview, FL 33578 on Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. Relay For Life is a true community event, taking place on March 31, 2012 at Riverview High School. People of all ages and walks of life come together for a common causeto find a cure. Participants celebrate cancer survivors and remember those they have lost. Everyone interested in becoming involved may attend the Kickoff. To attend, RSVP to Sara.Levinson@cancer.org. Hospital welcomes new medical-surgical director Hope WilliamsSouth Bay Hospital is proud to announce Hope Williams, RN, BSN, as the new Director of the 2nd floor Medical Surgical Unit. Williams has been a nurse since 1992 and part of the South Bay Hospital team for the past nine years. She most recently served as the manager for Endoscopy, Outpatient and Post Anesthesia Care Unit. We are very excited to have Hope leading the team on the 2nd floor Medical Surgical Unit, said Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. She brings a lot of passion and enthusiasm, and works tirelessly to ensure that patients are receiving the highest standard of care. Williams began her career as a nurse after caring for her grandmother. She was drawn to Gary Cotter, CFP, president of Cotter Financial, LLC recently attended focus11, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nations number one independent broker-dealer.* Held in Chicago, August 7, focus11 was one of the industrys largest gatherings of independent financial advisors, and remains the industrys premier sales and education event. Approximately 5,000 attendees from around the country assembled for the opportunity to learn new strategies and skills, expand knowledge in numerous product areas and network with peers and industry experts. They also heard from influential speakers who addressed current events and financial industry trends. The speakers included Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State; Michael Eisner, former CEO of The Walt Disney Company; and Sir Ken Robinson, author of Out of Our Minds. Additionally, through the hundreds of business sessions, technology training sessions and continuing education classes at this event, LPL Financial advisors gained valuable knowledge to help them continually improve the service they offer to clients and operate their independent practices more efficiently. Bill Dwyer, president of National Sales and Marketing for LPL Financial, noted that the conferences theme, A Focus on the Future, speaks to the current economic outlook and its opportunities and challenges for advisors and their clients: Our enduring mission at LPL Financial is to support our independent advisors as they help their clients reach their life goals. We believe our ability to enable the delivery of objective and conflict-free advice through trusted local advisors is critical in this ongoing effort. Unlike many brokerage firms, LPL Financial does not develop its own proprietary investment products, so the unbiased advice given by its advisors is based solely on individual client needs.Gary Cotter attends focus11

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Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday: Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24: Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling (813) 645-8228. There will be a silent auction, live music, 50/50 chance drawing, and spirited beverages for purchase along with a delicious Delmonico steak dinner, which includes a baked potato, salad, bread, and dessert. Saturday, Oct. 1: Homecoming of DVP Lu Smith. Mark your calendars to honor Lu. Monday, Oct. 3: $7 Blue Plate Special. Menu: Stuffed Shells with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Oct. 15: 50s Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. with music by Double Density. $7 with light snacks. Dress up in your 50s outfits. Monday, Oct. 17: $7 Blue Plate Special. Menu: Chicken & Noodles with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Oct. 29: $7 ENF Show starring Carol Nelson. Mark your calendars and lets make this charity fundraiser a big success. Saturday, Nov. 20: Turkey Shoot for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Menu: $3 Sandwich Buffet. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities David Brate of Brate Aluminum and Construction presented a check to Charles Stieb, Exaulted Ruler, and the members of the Board of Directors of Elks Lodge #2672. The money will go to the Lodges Harry-Anna Trust named for Harry and Anna Miller. Funds from this trust are used to provide home-based physical and occupational therapy to children in the local area. This fund is an example of how the Elks invests in the community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet needs, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans. The Brate family has been meeting the construction needs of the communities of South Shore for more than 25 years. They are committed to upholding their reputation for quality workmanship and personal service. They believe that building and maintaining good, positive relationships is a direct result of high quality products that have long term affordable value. This contribution to Elks Lodge #2672 is symbolic of the value they place on their relationships with the community. Elks Lodge #2672 is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. Elks benefit from donationJazz it up with the Kiwanis ClubThe Kiwanis Club SouthShore has engaged three jazz groups to play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Community Association Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The concerts first half will include the six-piece Dixieland group and the four-piece Sax Jazz. The second half will conclude with the 12-piece Jazz Big Band. Tickets priced at $15 per person may be bought at the Atrium ticket counter weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or from the SCC Chamber of Commerce weekdays during business hours or at the door the evening of the concert. For more information, call Joe Nargolwala at (813) 633-8574.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 15 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE 813-645-86601 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-BHOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. SAT. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment We are the Oldest Family-Owned Window Treatment/Flooring Store in Southshore addition, it is a felony to provide false information to a metals recycler. From the recyclers standpoint, they are prohibited from conducting business between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., and they cannot purchase regulated metals that were not transported to their location in a motor vehicle. Much like pawnshops, penalties may be applied to any metals recycler that knowingly accepts stolen property. The only recourse for the victim is through the courts. Should a victim make claim on metals in the possession of a recycler, the contested metals must be held intact until court proceedings have run their course. Of course, for the victims of air conditioner metal theft, identifying and petitioning for the return of stolen metals is an unlikely scenario, made worse by the fact that the thief often destroys the air conditioning unit. In South Hillsborough, this has been an ongoing problem for the HCSO, and they have taken steps to combat it, such as increasing patrols in partially completed subdivisions and utilizing their intelligence tactical unit to identify crime patterns. According to one officer from the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin, the targets of most thieves in this area are vacant homes and businesses. With the rising price of metals, the problem is not unique to either Hillsborough County or Florida. Last month in North Texas, during a period of extreme heat, a 79-yearold woman reported the theft of her air conditioning unit. The unit was located on the side of her home. It was, however, protected by a metal cage and a padlock, which did not deter the thief. Two days later, she was found dead in her home. The county coroner stated that her death was heat related. For the criminal element, an air conditioner is increasingly a crime of opportunity yielding small but easy cash. For the victim, it is a painful and expensive headache. Companies have sprung up to sell protective cages for air conditioners but that didnt stop the thieves in Texas. Other companies have appeared that sell electronic alarm systems that will detect a change in voltage at your air conditioner to sound a loud siren and place a call to a security service. Other suggestions are to install floodlights or motion sensing lights near your air conditioning unit, or to hide the unit behind landscaping or a small fence. If you leave your home for an extended period, ensure that your lawn is maintained in your absence, and talk to your neighbors. Simply working with your neighbors to keep an eye on things can make crimes of opportunity much less of an opportunity. As the price of metals continues to increase, the criminal temptation for quick cash from residential air conditioning units will increase as well. Since the crime necessitates the destruction of the air conditioner, it can be much more than a nuisance, as the case of the elderly woman in Texas graphically illustrates, it can mean the difference between life and death. While the HCSO takes this growing crime seriously and has taken steps to combat it, air conditioning units are everywhere in Florida, deputies are not. A few common sense steps taken by homeowners can help to ensure that you wont be the next victim. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThis air conditioner in a newer subdivision almost certainly would appear to be easy money for a thief. Behind the house is a busy road upon which a waiting car could easily be hidden from the view of the homeowner or neighbors.Air conditioner thefts The sun sets on summerDespite temperatures that have been hovering in the low 90s, the summer of 2011 is coming to a close with the first day of autumn on September 23. On that day at 5:04 a.m. locally, the fall equinox will occur in which the center of the Sun will be on the same plane as the Earths equator, meaning the axis of Earth will neither be tilted towards nor away from the sun. The date in the United States and Canada is mandated by the International Astronomical Union. Climatological fall, recognized by some countries, began on September 1. Above, one of the last summer sunsets at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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16 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Artist spreads kindness with her brush penny@observernews.netMargit Redlawsk was five years old when she first realized she wanted to be an artist. I watched my aunt Uta, who was a commercial artist, and thats what inspired me,Ž she said. Margit, however, didnt gravitate toward commercial art but instead, has always enjoyed painting with watercolors. Her training is varied, majoring first at Kendall School of Design in Michigan and then earning her art education degree at the University of South Florida. For 17 years shes taught elementary school art in various Hillsborough County schools including six years at Summerfield Elementary and the last four at Apollo Beach. We are a character school, meaning we want to raise good citizens as well as teach,Ž she said when interviewed Sept. 13. So she works words like kindness, tolerance and respect into her art lessons whenever possible. Recently she was involved in the annual schools Pinwheels for Peace project where all her students made pinwheels using basic artistic shapes and balanced color as a classroom assignment. But she says she used the annual Pinwheels for Peace event to teach the meaning of charitable words she uses in the classroom all year round. Because she only gets the same students for 30 minutes once a week, she says it is difficult to complete a large project such as the pinwheels. She has been working at Apollo Beach Elementary three days a week and Stowers Elementary in Riverview one day a week but as of Sept. 26 she will begin working a five-day week at Apollo Beach. We feel so fortunate to have Margit as our art teacher here at Apollo Beach Elementary because not only does she connect her art classes to history, literature and math, but she also connects the students to the community and makes sure that students art is highlighted around the area at events and around the district so our students truly get a sense of what it would be like to be a true artist and have their work displayed and enjoyed,Ž said principal Jamie Gerding. Art studies are important because they expose students to interests and talents they may not know they possess or enjoy. Art allows you to truly express yourself and students end up feeling positive and that transfers over to academic classrooms.Ž Margit adds that when students connect to art theyre seeing patterns, making connections to books theyve read and events they hear about in social studies. Research shows that arts enrich academic achievement,Ž she said. But Margit doesnt just teach her art to top students in elementary school. She also teaches regular classes at Ruskins Big Draw Studio on U.S. 41 and gives private lessons to both children and adults whenever possible. Still, she finds time to paint on her own. Her work is displayed annually by the Hillsborough Art Educators Association and has shown it at the Apollo Beach Manatee and Arts Festivals. Now 48, she and her husband have lived in Apollo Beach for 10 years; her son is grown and married and she has one grandson. She is also exploring mediums other than watercolors. I paint mostly in watercolors,Ž she said. But now Ive started to work in acrylics as well.Ž The difference between watercolors and acrylics is vast. When I paint with watercolors, the work is transparent,Ž she explained. But with acrylics, you have to lay layer upon layer, starting from the back and working your way forward.Ž She says she is enjoying exploring the new medium and encourages other artists to reach beyond what they have always done. Some of her work, including two large paintings of big white orchids, is currently displayed at the South Shore Library and will be available for view through the month of October. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSWhen Margit Redlawsk isnt painting or teaching art to adults and students privately or at the Big Draw studio in Ruskin, people can find her in front of a classroom at Apollo Beach Elementary School. Here shes instructing students on incorporating colors and shapes for a simple, balanced look. Kelsy Artega, Max Duckstein and Juliet Hinkley work hard to create the shapes as they are instructed.

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18 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011working with cats. Both said cats know what they need and therefore always have a reason that makes sense to them for any behavior they exhibit. The history of domestic cats is long and interesting, Slaughter said. They are a fascinating animal. Theyre absolutely awesome. Slaughters love of cats comes through at the cat clinic where he treats sick cats and also gives well check ups and exams. The clinic is one of only three in the state of Florida licensed to treat hyperthyroidism in cats, which is becoming a wide-spread disease as the domestic cats life All about cats expectancy continues to increase. Where once cats were expected to live 8 to 10 years, now the average lifespan is between 12 to 13 years, with many exceptions, up to age 36 a record currently held by a cat in England according to Cat Fancy magazine. OShea pointed to the 36-yearold cat as an example of what can be accomplished by maintaining a pets proper exercise and food. Theyre just like humans. If we eat junk food every day, we have a greater chance of getting sick and shortening our life expectancy, OShea said. But if we read the labels on the cans and know what were putting into our PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPat OShea, owner of Kitten Sittin in Tampa, gives classes about cats at area libraries and functions. An expert, she has cared for more than 400 cats during her career. She recently gave a talk and slide presentation called All About Cats at the South Shore Library. bodies, get proper exercise and take good care of ourselves, we can see the results in a longer, healthier life. OShea said reading cat food labels can be tricky. Packaging can often persuade a buyer with words like light and fat free. But OShea challenges with statements such as, Light as compared to what? The same companys other brand? We really dont know. Cats digestive systems are not like humans, she explained. Sometimes in the wild, theyll get full and then not eat again for three or four days. So if you leave food down all the time and they eat it, youre asking for trouble. Also, what is good for humans may not be good for cats. So, words like contains vegetables, arent a good thing when it comes to cat food. She reminded the participants that the first four ingredients on the label are what make up the bulk of any food. OShea passed out cans of wet cat food and bags that once contained dry kibble. People who came to hear her talk read the ingredients while she explained how they affected cats. Cats are carnivores. In the wild they are the most efficient hunters on the planet. Their teeth are designed for tearing and their digestive systems are designed to process meat, she said. So they need protein. You need to really read the labels on the cans to be sure theyre getting it. Many of the cans had corn meal and wheat gluten as the second or third ingredient. This, and byproduct meal another popular filler is not protein, she said. Protein mobilizes fat. According to Dr. Slaughter, the ideal weight for a small breed cat is from 5 to 7 pounds; a medium breed, 7 to 10 pounds and a large breed 10 to 14 pounds. A severely overweight cat can develop any number of diseases, he said. Many new cat diseases are now being discovered because of cats new longevity, he said. Right now, the main diseases cats get are from renal problems, including kidney failure Hyperthroidism is another growing problem, he explained. Just remember, cats are obligate carnivores and feed them accordingly, he said. He also had some other recommendations. Because many older people have bleeding issues, their cats can be safely declawed if only the front paws are done and they are done at a very young age, between 12 and 16 weeks, he said. For their safety, only the front paws should be done, never all four in case they get outside, because then they will have no defense, he added. Both OShea and Slaughter are concerned not only with cats health but with their enjoyment. During her presentation, OShea showed photographs of her cats playing with cat toys. The best cat toy is the one with a human at the end of it, she said. Participants agreed. Callie Kerwin owns two cats from the same litter, a male and female, both rescue cats, 9 years old. I always had dogs, but when I became disabled I went to cats because they didnt demand as much care. Now Kerwin says life wouldnt be the same without her cats. Frances Decilio, also of Riverview, has 11 cats. She said she started rescuing them from the streets about 10 years ago. She had one, named Tiger, who lived to be 19 years old. They just wander up, and I cant turn them away. If someone came to your door asking for a sandwich, wouldnt you give them a sandwich? she asked. To find out more about OShea, or Kitten Sittin call 813-8466717. Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic is located at 715 S. U.S. 41 in Ruskin. Its telephone number is 813-645-6411. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPeople in the audience are shocked at whats really in some of the cat food they buy.

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X When its your turn to call the plays on game day food, you need recipes that are easy to make, easy to eat, and will feed a crowd of hungry fans. These four recipes from celebrity chefs Pat and Gina Neely are a must for your football fanatics. The recipes make it easy to please the football crowd, and Kraft Foods Huddle to Fight Hunger makes it easy to help your neighbors in need. According to Feeding America, more than 50 million Americans thats do something about it. www.facebook.com/KraftFightHunger, Kraft Foods will help donate one meal to Feeding America. Last year, Kraft Foods and their family of iconic brands donated more than 20 million meals. Its mission this year is to help donate 25 million meals. the Kraft Fight Hunger Facebook page and you will help feed your neighbors.Tailgate Turkey Pile-OnPrep Time: 10 minutes 1 12-inch loaf Italian bread with sesame seeds, sliced in half horizontally 1/4 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Cracked Pepper Reduced Fat Mayonnaise 24 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 6 slices Oscar Mayer fully cooked Bacon, crisped 1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 1/4 cup sliced black olives 1/4 cup drained roasted red pepper strips Hollow top of bread slightly; another use. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread. Fill with remaining ingredients. Slice into 6 (2-inch) pieces. Tailgating Tip: To make for easy eating, wrap sandwich in parchment paper (like at a sandwich shop) and then slice with a serrated knife. Wrap in foil for transport. How to feed football fans Its a WIN-WIN! Zesty 100 Yard Bites 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 12 slider buns 12 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Honey Ham 12 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Slow Roasted Roast Beef 3 Kraft Big Slice Colby Jack Cheese Slices, cut into quarters 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 12 slices 12 Claussen Bread N Butter Pickle Chips 12 stuffed green olives Mix mayo, Sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Spread each bun with 1/2 tablespoon (1 1/2 teaspoons) mayo mixture. Fill each bun with 1 folded slice each of ham and roast beef, a cheese slice quarter, tomato slice and pickle. Top each bun with a small decorative bamboo skewer, skewered with an olive. Substitute: Substitute hot pepper sauce for the Sriracha sauce.Potato Dog Skins 3 large baking potatoes (2 lbs., baked) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 Oscar Mayer Selects Premium Beef Franks 1/3 cup Bulls-Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, warmed 1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses 1/3 cup Breakstones or Knudsen Sour Cream 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives Heat grill to medium heat. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and spoon out the flesh, leaving half-inch shells. Mix garlic and melted butter. Brush potatoes on both sides with garlic butter mixture. Grill franks 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through, turning occasionally; slice into rounds. Grill potatoes until crisp, about 4 to 4 minutes on each side. Spoon sliced franks into the potato shells; drizzle with barbecue sauce and top with cheese. Grill until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and chives. Alternative Cooking Method: If you prefer, bake the buttered potato skins in a 250F oven until crisp, about 15 minutes, before adding the toppings. Fill as directed and bake 5 minutes more. Chipotle Chile Mac and CheesePrep Time: 20 minutes 1 package (14 ounces) Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce 1 pound lean ground beef 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 3/4 cup Kraft shredded cheddar cheese 6 Ritz crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup) Prepare dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown beef with onion and bell pepper in large minutes. Drain. Add meat mixture to prepared dinner and stir in chipotle pepper. Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with green onions, cheese and cracker crumbs. is hot. Tailgating Take Along: Make your casserole in a disposable foil pan. heat until mixture is golden and heated through. Tip: For additional heat, increase to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Substitute: Prepare using extralean ground beef and Kraft 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

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20 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Melanoma / Skin Cancer SCREENINGDont ignore that suspicious mole any longer.... Getting screened could save your life!!The Skin Cancer Centers Dermatology AssociatesCall for an appointment 813-634-1455NOW OFFERING: 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an 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. Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Permanent Makeup~ Eyebrows, Liner and Lips ~813-562-7485 Sun City Center FWC PHOTOThese hatchling alligators were caught by Duval and Scroggins, who were later caught and jailed by FWC officers. The alligators were set free.Bushnell men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology projectGAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earths ecological health to occur on UFs 9,100-acre Ordway-Swisher Biological Station property in Putnam County. The project, known as the National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, is a 30-year, continentalscale program to track ecological responses to environmental shifts such as climate change, land-use modifications and invasive species introductions. The project includes 20 core sites that represent different areas of North America. The OrdwaySwisher site near Melrose will serves as the core site for NEONs Southeastern domain, which stretches from North Carolina to Texas. Partnering with NEON will strengthen the linkages between the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station and key ecological observatories across the continent, said John Hayes, Ordway-Swisher director and interim dean for research in UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The data we collect in cooperation with NEON will provide a cutting-edge look at our nations ecological health and will help provide solutions to build a sustainable future, he said. In addition to generating critical ecological data, Hayes said the partnership will establish the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station as a hub for environmental research in the Southeast. The Ordway-Swisher Biological Station provides a relatively pristine environment for long-term research, educational opportunities and conservation activities. Since its lands have had restricted access throughout most of its history, the areas forests and wetlands are preserved in a state similar to what the first explorers and settlers found upon their arrival in Florida. This unspoiled habitat makes OrdwaySwisher a perfect place to gauge the effects of environmental change. Data collected from OrdwaySwisher will be combined with data from other NEON sites to create a comprehensive picture of environmental change across the continent. Studies planned for the site include measuring carbon cycling and soil and water characteristics and tracking populations of birds, mammals, insects and vegetation.UF/IFAS PHOTO BY TYLER JONESThe sun is low on the horizon as seen from a small lake on UFs Ordway-Swisher property close to Melrose, Fla.Other sites that that have recently reached land-use agreements with NEON include Harvard Universitys Harvard Forest in Massachusetts, the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in North Dakota and Steigerwaldt Land Services in Wisconsin. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC) Officer David Straub and FWC Reserve Officer John Parrish surprised two Sumter County men early Thursday morning as the men came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators. Robert Bo Martin Duval and Christopher Cork Scroggins, both of Bushnell, were booked into Lake County jail early Thursday on felony possession/capture of hatchling alligators and misdemeanor conspiracy charges. Duval had additional felony charges of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. The firearms were concealed under some vegetation in the boat. FWC officers were on surveillance at the Montverde boat ramp when the two men returned from their night of capturing the hatching alligators on Lake Apopka in Lake County. You have got me, and I have a lot of alligator hatchlings, Duval said as the officers approached him and Scroggins. Unfortunately, there is an illegal market for hatchling alligators, and people who participate in this type of poaching have no regard for our resources or the laws that protect them, said Straub. Officers returned the hatchlings to the lake alive. Duval and Scroggins later bailed out on $13,000 and $3,000 bonds, respectively. Charges are pending against a woman who assisted the two men at the boat ramp, and the incident is still under investigation.Possessing/capturing hatchling alligators is a third-degree felony, which, on conviction, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a second-degree felony, which car ries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.To report alligator and other fish, wildlife or boating violations, please call the 24-hour Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).Need to advertise?Call one of our account executives today!The Observer News 813-645-3111

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6 Adult Program/Event Highlights September 22 to 28 Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs* Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software* Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders* Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People* Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY FISH TALESRuskin Bait and Tackle planning a Spot Tournament Our bay waters are teeming with redfish. There are so many redfish schools that Ruskin Bait and Tackle is having a Spot Tournament. An old legend says the spot on the redfish is the finger print Jesus left on the fish he used when he fed the multitude with loaves of bread and fish. If you are a novice and cant tell a redfish from any other, it is the one you catch that has a round black spot, just above the tail. The average or normal fish has just one spot, but there are those who have caught a redfish with more than one round spot. With this in mind Ruskin Bait and Tackle came up with the Spot Tournament. The entry fee is $25 with the tournament running from the first day of every month to the last Saturday of the month. There is a $350 winner prize, based on 20 entries. If there is a tie, the money will be divided. The winner will be the one that has caught fishes with more spots than the others. There will be a daily spot count. For more infor mation, call (813) 642-8771 or stop by Ruskin Bait and Tackle, Highway 41 South, Ruskin. You can only keep one redfish of legal size of not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches per day, so take your camera along or that may not be in the rules, so keep the legal size ones with the most spots. In this day and age, there are not many anglers who fish for mullet like Floridians for generations using a line and a pole. It is more of a special ty -not com plicated but difficult to learn how to set the hook and retrieve the fish. I know only a few of the older anglers and some of the newer ones that still can master hook and line mullet catching. Light tackle is recommended. About a eighttest line and your spinning outfit will work. Those from the older generation still use a cane pole and a small hook. Try a 0-1 hook with a split shot about five inches above the hook, and a bobber a foot or so above this. When the bobber moves, jerk your line. You might just catch a mullet if you cast into the school, if your ball of oatmeal or bread you were using for bait stayed on your hook. Mullet are vegetarians, so bait for them is chicken feed, oatmeal, stale bread, or mash. If you see a school, try chumming them first with whatever you brought along for bait. They will stay around long enough for you to cast your line. It is sort of like fishing for sheepshead. When the mullet bumps your line, jerk, and set the hook. Dont try this in fast flowing water; try in a quiet canal where the water flow is low.By Jonie Maschek I suggest that you get some buddies together and try mullet fishing with a hook and line, and see how much fun it is. Maybe Ruskin Bait and Tackle, will make this their next tournament. Snook season did not open in our area, but it did open on the East Coast. We had the freeze, the east coast didnt, so that is the reason, we are still closed. Still catch and release here. Lots of good fish catches were coming in on boats at Williams Park this week. It was a great fishing week. Flounder was a popular catch. It is a white lean fish and a great tablefare. Sheepshead were the most popular catch for the anglers who fished from shore. They are boney, ugly, have sharp fins -but keep them, clean them, and cook them, their lean white meat is great for any dinner table. For great fishing, I am told to target your spot, anchor a bit above it and cast into it, so you wont spook your school. If you cant locate a school of fish, follow the birds. They are traveling along with the fish, eat ing the smaller ones are left. Anglers say Spanish mackerel are the best at 25 feet of water. Make fishing a fun day, and profitable too, by eating your catch. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.

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19 23 You, Me, and Businessat the potential thats there for the Chamber and anyone who wants to use it for business. The St. Pete Times gurus will be teaching the workshop on Thursday, and I know the attendees there will be equally as blown away as I was. We do live in the technology age and to deny it and not utilize its capabilities is a very shortsighted business move. I truly believe those companies who do not embrace social media will be left behind. That being said, I personally dont want to do business with someone I just met over the Internet. I do business with people I know, who have been in the community a while or who may By Dana Dittmar There are two schools of thought on networking. The conventional wisdom says the more you are known in the community, the more people will feel comfortable doing business with you. The newer thought says face-toface networking is pass. Its time consuming and not at all efficient, and the new way to go is to meet people online through Facebook, Linkedin, My Space and other social media sites. I believe we should learn from both schools and do both. This Thursday will be a perfect blend of the two. At 4 p.m., Payant Financial will hold a workshop to educate local businesses on how to use Facebook to increase their customer base. The workshop will be followed by our monthly Business Card Exchange where we network the old fashioned way. Even though I have a Facebook page, its an odd week when I check it more than once. We all know Im a technophobe. But when I attended a workshop on Facebook at the St. Pete Times offices in Riverview, I was amazed be new, but are involved in lots of local activities. Thats where old fashioned networking comes in. Personal relationships build not only trust but a common bond. Robyn Payant will host our networking social this week with the theme of Chardonnay, Chocolate and Cabernet. Its hard to turn down wine and chocolate. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to bring a door prize that fits the theme along with lots of business cards to exchange. Many of the faces there will be people I have known for a decade. There will also be plenty of new members who will be eager to meet others. Its great to use Facebook to find other business owners who can either be customers or who can complement the products and services you have to offer. But once you have found them, its even greater to get to know them personally. So Ill be there Thursday night with my bottle of Cabernet, hoping to meet someone with Godiva chocolates. Now thats what I call networking!By: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber NewsThe South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at The Alley in Riverview for open bowling, then meet at Applebees (across from The Alley) for dinner afterward. If you do not bowl, join them for dinner. This activity is scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month. For more information, or to Meet at The Alley in Riverview 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ELECTROLYSISLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 Riverview Flea Market34,000 sq. ft.Air Conditioned Accepting New Vendors Low Monthly & Daily Rates7415 Hwy. 301 S. Riverview, FL 33578813-671-9315Hours: Wed. Fri. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. BOOTHS as low as$75 per monthBooth Special1/2 OFFFirst Months Rent Mentors make an impact on schoolsReddick Elementary School is new to the Wimauma area, just starting its fourth year. As the school grows, so does the need for helped Reddick implement two well-needed programs, Jim Butner. volunteering, call (813) 634-0809. Oscar Gonzalez-Tolentin Emily Vasquez Kelniarys Perez-Hernandez Kimberly Lopez-Hernandez Destiny Villanueva Jonathan Galicia Jeneve Villarreal Reddick Elementary School announces its Terrific Kids for SeptemberTERRIFIC stands for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Influential, Friendly, Impeccable and Caring.Arianna Rodriguez Jack Evans Allison Carrillo Kelyn Mejia Josue Rodriguez-Cisnero Jamari Carter Belinda Solis Mario Guerrero Justin Corns Samanta Toledo Aracely Trejo Angel Dubon-Centeno Jose Gomez-Silva Elvis Moreno Itzel Lorenzana-Deleon Esmeralda Jara Damien Neri Guadalupe Vera John Duran-Malave Ayana Shaw Selena Nunez Aracelys Galicia Johnny Carranco Monserrat Lopez Liliana Perez Fernando Davila Joseph Noriega Esmeralda Valdiviez Nick Gomez Whitley Florrisant Candy Rocha Adrian Morales make a reservation, call Patti at (813) 634-7171. A cruise around the bay has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, originating in Sarasota, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Call for more information, as your prepaid reservation must be received at the church by Sunday, Sept. 25, for your reservation to be honored. Other events scheduled include meeting at the Alpha Pizza House in Apollo Beach at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 for dinner, music and dancing by Thor Stevens. This is now a monthly activity scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month. Thor is scheduled to play on Saturdays. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Get your business going!!Advertise with The Observer News. We reach over 40,000 households a week in the South Shore area!Call us!813-645-3111

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Oasis Natural Therapies, Inc.Protocols to help cleanse, detox, relax, focus and balance the body. Hydrotherapy Release Detox Footbath955 Del Webb Blvd. E Sun City Center, FL813-309-3030MM18663 Family Owned & Operated Since 1923BOGGS Worlds LARGEST and most recognized Grandfather clock makerCome in now for the best selection of gifts!Corner of SCC Blvd. & US 301 Sun City Center634-7899Golf Cart AccessibleAppraisals for Insurance Purposes FREE JEWELRY CLEANING & INSPECTIONWHILE YOU WAIT! Shoppes of Apollo Beach!Shop with us locally, its a growing concept. Under New Management SPACE AVAILABLE PUBLIX And Much More! 6402 US Hwy. 41 & Apollo Beach Blvd. Annettes Beauty Salon Now AvailableKERATIN TREATMENTSFor Frizzy, Curly and Unruly Hair 634-5422In The Village Plaza(next to Copper Penny) Corner Hwy. 301 & SR 674Suite #108Open: Tues. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FULL SERVICE SALON COLOR RETOUCH OR PERM$5995Includes Cut & StyleMENS CUT$10First Time Customers 50% OffSHAMPOO, CUT & BLOW DRYFirst Time Customers From the Java Cow to Century 21 BegginsYou may recognize me as one of the guys dipping ice cream or helping with a Make Your Own Sundae from the Java Cow Ice Cream Cafe. To me, they are good memories and I am grateful for the wonderful friendships that were developed. Since then I have been with Century 21 Beggins as a licensed real estate professional and thanks to many of the great people that were our customers at the Java Cow, I have had two very successful years helping them with their real estate needs. SCC has a very active real estate market, so if you are thinking about selling your home or know of anyone looking to buy a home in our area, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to assist you, your friends, and neighbors. Please visit my website: www.jackstevenshomes. com or I can be reached any time on my cell phone at 813-417-1554 or by email at: Jackstevens@c21be.com. Again, thank you for all your support and have a great summer. Jack Stevens, Realtor 11 DAYSApril 3, 2012 SouthShore Travel (813) 633-2009 $6036 Cruise Only SS Navigator Who is your HOMETOWN FAVORITE? Let them know it by dropping by and supporting local business owners. SHOP LOCALLY! Come see and test drive all the new, exciting 2012 golf cars now arriving! Sun City Centers ONLY Golf Car Superstore!813-633-7843 Thank you for making us Best of the Best two years in a row! Serenity Meadows Does your family know your wishes? $*Your Pre-Need Arrangement OBS 9/22/11 TH E 2 0 11BES T O F BRANDON TH E 2 0 11BES T O F SOUTH SHORE 24 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

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$ $ $What we don't seeWhen you are planning to sell your home and think you have it in selling condition, go through and take pictures of each room as well as the house outside from the front and back. Also, take pictures of the garden if there is one. Then look at the pictures. Very often we get so used to the way things are that we don't really see the clutter, bad paint job, tired decor, scuffs and stains, etc. Using photos can help you see the forest for the trees, and with digital cameras, there is really no cost to doing this. Evelyn Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. X SCC OBSERVER DATE, 2009 22 25 T r u s t e d by P h y s i c i a n s & P a t i e n t s A l i k e 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 9/30/11. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate Dr. Robert A. NormanBoard Certified DermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosBrandi Broughton, PA-COffering Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products and services Physician of the Year2005 813-880-7546 Baby Boomers should start their Medicare planning early by Ross Blair (NAPSA) -Here's some Medicare advice every baby boomer should adhere to: Don't wait until the last minute to plan or enroll. You have the option to change your drug coverage each year, and some plan types allow you to enroll at any time. But it can cost you money if you wait too long or make a bad choice. Here are five tips for Medicare newcomers. 1. Learn the basics. There are two basic ways to cover yourself: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage plan. If you choose Original Medicare, you'll likely also need a separate prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). And you may want a Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plan to fill in some gaps in Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans typically include a prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). Some may also provide things like vision and dental coverage. 2. Choose an affordable plan. Calculate your income: Social Security benefits, pensions, etc. Then, list your expenses: mortgage/rent, food, etc. Balance the two and see what you have left for Medicare coverage. There are Medicare plans available with no monthly premiums, beyond the standard Social Security deductions for parts A and B. If you know what you can afford, it's easier to shop. 3. Evaluate your health. Talk to your doctor about your health and long-term health risks. Then, look for coverage that fits your specific needs. Be aware that some Medicare supplement plans charge a higher premium based on your age, so be sure to consider this when evaluating the long-term costs of a specific plan. 4. Get the right drug benefit. If you take prescription drugs, a drug comparison tool like the one at www.PlanPrescriber.com can help you pick a plan that covers your drugs at the lowest possible cost. Not all drug plans cover the same drugs, at the same price or in the same quantities. Trying to calculate the costs on your own is daunting, but a drug comparison tool makes it easy. Do this every year during the annual enrollment period. 5. Challenge brand loyalty. Some plans come from companies you've heard of. Investigate brands you trust but also consider plan prices. All Medicare Supplement plan types (there are 10: A,B,C,D,F,G,K,L,M and N) must offer the same benefits. A K supplement plan from one insurer must, by law, cover the same services as a K supplement plan from another insurer in the same area. But costs for Ks can vary widely. Use an online comparison tool to compare benefits and prices side by side and make an informed decision. 6. Ask for help. There are resources online, by phone and in per son. You can call PlanPrescriber at (800) 404-6968 or call the State Health Insurance Assistance Program or the federal government's (800) MEDICARE. Mr. Blair is president and CEO of PlanPrescriber, Inc., a leading provider of comparison tools and educational materials for Medicarerelated insurance products. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information provided by PlanPrescriber. GAINESVILLE University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the bodys innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection. The discoveries offer insight into why some trauma patients survive their initial injuries but die from seemingly less serious causes soon afterward. Were able to bring them through the trauma with an 80 percent or higher success rate, and then after a few weeks in the hospital they succumb to secondary infections, like pneumonia and urinary tract infections, said Matthew Delano, M.D., Ph.D., a UF surgical resident. Researchers, including Delano and Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor and vice chairman of research in UFs department of surgery, say understanding the chemical signals that help direct immunity may lead to improved therapies for patients with suppressed immune systems, such as those with critical injuries, HIV and cancer, who need extra help fighting infections. In an article published in the July issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the scientists describe how B cells, a specific type of white blood cell, release a chemical called CXCL10 to trigger inflammation and the deployment of cells designed to fight any pathogens or foreign matter. Previously, B cells were thought to be involved only in the bodys adaptive immune response, which recognizes invaders, proliferates and responds more effectively to subsequent encounters. The innate immune response is more generic and wasnt thought to convey any long-lasting immunity to specific threats.UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the bodys immune responseWhat we showed, which is actually quite revolutionary, is that B cells modulate the early innate immune response, Moldawer said. A review of the paper appeared in the August issue of Nature Reviews Immunology. In a separate study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology, researchers identi fied a protein called stromal cellderived factor 1, known as SDF-1, that directs the release of neutrophils, another type of white blood cell, from the bone marrow to the site of infection. Neutrophils will attack any pathogen and are one of the bodys first weapons used to fight infection. Bone marrow usually makes SDF-1, but stops production when an infection begins. Tissues at the infection site start making the protein instead, and neutrophils migrate to the areas with the highest concentrations of SDF-1. Once there, they battle the invading pathogens. If we block this increase (in SDF-1 in the infected area), then we dont see a mobilization, Moldawer said. Moldawer said SDF-1 also speeds neutrophils development from stem cells and increases their bacteria-killing properties. The identification of SDF-1 and of CXCL10 in activating the bodys innate immune response could pave the way for medicines that stimulate innate immunity in immune-suppressed patients. Scientists from the University of California,-Los Angeles, Yale University, Duke University Medical Center, Osaka University, Merck Research Laboratories and the University of Virginia also helped with the studies. The next step is to ask whether giving SDF-1 can improve outcomes in patients that have reduced numbers of inflammatory cells due to chemotherapy, malnu trition, etc., Moldawer said. The researchers will ask the same question about CXCL10. Richard Hotchkiss, M.D., a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, applauded the researchers efforts to find new approaches to fighting infection and preventing and battling sepsis. Sepsis is a serious complication of infection in which the immune system becomes over active and disrupts normal blood flow. The condition can lead to organ failure. Hotchkiss was not involved in the research. Using drugs which can upor downregulate host immunity would be a nice accompany ing approach to sepsis, he said. Rather than just focusing on anti biotics, we should be focusing on drugs which can improve patient immunity and their ability to fight off new, secondary infections.

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26 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchGrowing by Faith from Generation to Generation 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service and Sunday School at West Campus (S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin) 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service and 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus (1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center)ALL WORSHIP SERVICES WITH HOLY COMMUNION AND HEALING HOLY OIL Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................. 9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .......................................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Area Places of WorshipSouth Bay Church accepting food items Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Council gears up for seasonBoard members organize the Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church before their first meeting of the season in Conesa Center Oct. 5 following the 8 a.m. Mass. They are Karen Sochon, Christine Avella, Audrey Kartheiser, Anita Farney, Mae-Ellen Dowdy, Marlene Frederick, Lynn Whitmer and Joanne Frenzell. Jewish High Holiday scheduleBeth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center announces its High Holiday schedule. Rabbi Philip Aronson and Cantorial Soloist Sam Isaak will be leading services. Erev Rosh Hashanah will start at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Kol Nidre Service for Yom Kippur begins at 7:45 p.m.Friday, Oct. 7. Yom Kippur day will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Afternoon service will start at 3 p.m. Yiskor service will start at approximately 5 p.m. and will be followed by concluding services, the blowing of the shofar and Havdalah service. Members will receive tickets in the mail. There is no charge for mem bers spouses, parents, children and their spouses and grandchildren and their spouses.Prince of Peace prepares for fall festivalThe Fall Festival of Crafts at Prince of Peace Catholic Church Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct 22 will provide people with the opportunity to start holiday shopping early. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. People will find a variety of handcrafted items including quilts, original artwork, ceramics, pottery, floral design, jewelry, quilted items, wood creations, personalized items, toys and holiday decor. More than 30 crafters and arti sans will be on display with breakfast, lunch and beverage items available for purchase on both days. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located in Sun City Center at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., and the Festival takes place in the churchs Conesa Center on the first floor. For more information call Lynn at 941-723-8431.United Methodist Church announces free Fall Fun FestThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is having a free Fall Fun Fest featuring a Trunk or Treat for children Monday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, clowns, popcorn, balloons and live entertainment for the entire family. The Trunk or Treat portion of the event will also open at 5 p.m. with lots of candy and prizes. Children may come in costume if desired. For additional information about this and other events at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff or Amanda Jordan (813) 6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit the website at www.sccumc.com.Catholic women plan card party The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up a table in advance and attend the monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. Cards, pencils and tallies will be furnished. For more information call 813633-2460.How to prevent fallsSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church will hold a Fall Prevention Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Robin Watt and Margaret Kenny from the Sun City Fall Prevention Coalition will present informa tion on how you can reduce your chance of falling with some simple changes to your daily routine and habits. Robin is an EMT on the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Margaret is a registered nurse who is certified in geriatric care. She serves as the Fall Prevention Coor dinator for South Bay Hospital. The public is invited. For more information call Carol at 813-6341252. The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association plans a community sing Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maranatha Church of God, 101 6th Ave., in Ruskin. The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, For information call 813-6451538 or visit www.shmasouthshores.org.Churches participate in community sing South Bay Church, 13498 U.S. 301, just south of Big Bend Road, Riverview, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry in Tampa Bay. The community can help by bringing non-perishable food items and canned goods to the church Sunday, September 25. Collection boxes will be available. Services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Recovery and support groups meet on Mondays along with many other community offerings. Visit southbay.cc for more information on programs.h hThen the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:10 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Youth and age touch only the surface of our lives. C.S. Lewis

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 27Area Obituaries THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Reading Room ................ All Are Welcome Area Places of Worship 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSESVigil Mass Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Daily ......................................................... Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:30 p.m. Confession ...................... Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. PastorSaint Anne Catholic Church Were more than just business cards...We print newsletters, bulletins, post cards, membership directories, tickets, posters, letterhead, envelopes, etc. Call us for ALL your church printing needs. 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING h h A maid worked for an artist, and every night she was fascinated by the form of a person emerging from the marble. One night she came in just as the artist was about to leave. For the first time she noticed the fully sculpted form. That, she exclaimed, is Abraham Lincoln. How did you know he was in there? The Lord looks at you and me and he sees not only what we are, but what we can be. One day He said to one, Youre Simon, a rickety character. But He added, You will be called Peter, a rocklike character. The Lord is the Master Sculptor. Let Him make your life beautiful, wont you? Visit TheSower.com 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Kathryn R. MinorKathryn Reichardt (Kay) Minor of Sun Center, Fla., born in Sligo, Penn., joined our Father in Heaven Wed. Sept. 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Albert Sr. Survivors include two sons, Albert, Jr. (Louise) and John (Amy); six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. As a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, she enjoyed singing in the choir. An avid golfer, she made three holes in one at ages 72, 76 and 80. She was involved in many activities including the ROA. She was an Executive Secretary for the Fenton Art Glass Company and later for Rich's Dept. Stores. Prior to retiring, she was a member of the National Secretaries Association and won the Secretary of the Year award for the Georgia division in May 1969. Even with all her golfing and professional accomplishments, her family was her greatest pride and joy. Her memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, Fla., 33573, a reception will follow in room 30. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.Paul Edward GoodmanPaul Edward Benny Goodman, successful builder and developer, passed away August 21 at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla. with his family near, after a 92 year wild ride of amazing life experiences. He was born Jan. 8, 1919 on the family farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio to Edward W. and Matilda (Gonya) Goodman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Paula Forsythe, as well as his siblings, Leona DaRooge, John Goodman, Marie Twynham, Genevra Goodman, and a brother Peter (James) Goodman. He is survived by his best friend and wife of nearly 70 years Jeanne (Mittan) Goodman, and a daughter Bethann Close and her husband Geoff of Virginia. Also surviving are grandchildren Marcia (Steve) Smith and Jackie (Kevin) Adams of Florida, Vanessa (Greg) Rubino of North Carolina, and Megan Close of California. Paul was fortunate and thrilled to have been able to meet and play with his great-grandchildren Paul and Grace Rubino, who also survive. He met Jeanne in 1938 at a skating rink, and they were married Sept. 25, 1941. Their first daughter Paula was born in August 1942, and Bethann, their second daughter, arrived in March of 1948. He served for three years during World War II with the 1881st Aviation Engineers Division A group stationed in the Philippines, Australia and New Guinea. He and his team built Clark Fields landing strips and military residences, offices and operations buildings under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur. Many of these structures are still operational today. After the war, he returned to Fremont, Ohio starting his own company, Paul Goodman Homebuilder in the early 1950s. He was a private airplane pilot, and had a boat afloat for most of his life in either Lake Erie or Tampa Bay. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing 18 holes most days after he retired in the early 1980s, achieving the elusive Hole-In-One ---three times. He was a Tennessee Squire and a Kentucky Gentleman. He and Jeanne were world travelers, visiting 35 foreign countries, and all 50 of the United States. The family would like to thank LifePath Hospice Cranberry Team, and Dr. Mathews, and the staff at South Bay Hospital, plus a special thank you to the staff at Sun City Senior Living. A private ceremony was held in Ohio in late August. Memorial contributions to honor Pauls life can be made to the Shiners Hospitals for Children. (www. shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607).Delores A. FarnworthDelores A. Farnworth, 89, of Sun City Center, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Delores was a winter resident and would return to Birmingham, MI. She was involved in line dancing, and other community activities. Delores was the beloved wife of the late Cecil Farnworth; loving mother of Peggi (Walter) Bindner; Christopher (Anne) Farnworth and the late Thomas Farnworth; dear grandmother of Katie and Sarah Bindner, Laina; and Kenna Farnworth; sister of the late Lorraine Menard; sister-in-law of Emdee Farnworth; aunt of Steve (Susan) Carbone, Belinda Farnworth, and Donna (Tim) Keogh; great-aunt of Brian, Laura, Danny, and Nathan. A Memorial Service was held at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Please share a memory at: www.cremationmichigan.com. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5Short & sweetADAMS RIBIn Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adams ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, Johnny what is the matter? Little Johnny responded, I have a pain in my side. I think Im going to have a wife.IN THE BEGINNINGA little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed between the pages. Momma, look what I found, the boy called out. What have you got there, dear? his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boys voice, he answered: I think its Adams suit!THOU SHALT?A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to honor thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters? Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, Thou shall not kill.WHALE OF A STORYA little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah. The teacher asked, What if Jonah didnt go to heaven? The little girl replied, Then you ask him.

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Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $299,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION on 4.7 Acre Parcel (MOL) in a very convenient location, minutes from Hwy 674 and I-75. Great area for a small development or your own private estate. $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. $299,900,CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 RENTALS IN RUSKIN & APOLLO BEACH! Almost new 3BR/2BA townhome with a 1car garage and loaded with special features. Water and basic cable are included in rent. $1,050 per month with a one-year lease. 2BR/2BA condo in Anchor Point, $850 per month. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201. JUST BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH! This Sun City Center spacious house offers 2BR/2BA, garage, is perfectly maintained and elegantly furnished! Split BR plan, walk-in-closet in MBR, tiled BA, breakfast nook in kitchen, inside utility-room and enclosed lanai. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2BR/2BA PERFECTLY MAINTAINED DOUBLEWIDE: Furnished, huge MBR, bright liv-din-room with bay windows, breakfast nook, inside utility, screen porch, carport, 3 sheds, and a beautiful corner lot. Roof new in 2008. No association fees. $59,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE AND NICE: Close to everything, this 2BR/1BA furnished mobile-home has enclosed Fla-Rm, screen porch, shed, and double roof. Washer & dryer included. Nice lot, high and dry, no HOA. $30,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED REMARKABLE RIVERFRONT with owners requesting ridiculous offers. Updated 3BR/2BA on double lot, open flowing plan ideal for entertaining, screen room and deck overlooking lush tropical landscaping and water. Includes boat! Must see at $249,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DIRT CHEAP. Two pieces of cheap dirt: Vacant single family lot in Apollo Beach which once had home, so no impact fees. $18,500, and 14+ acres in Ruskin owned by bank which once had owner with subdivision plans. Banks loss could be your gain at $155,000. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 AWESOME HOME IN SUN CITY CENTER!! 2BR/2BA 2-car garage and conveniently located to all of the amenities that Sun City Center has to offer. Built in 1994 this home been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. You dont even have to mow your lawn as lawn maintenance is part of the homeowners association agreement!! 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. All this for only $135,000. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 FOUR BEDROOM HOME on pond and conservation lot in desirable Bloomingdale community. Immediate occupancy no problem, split bedroom plan for extra privacy, eat-in kitchen with separate formal dining, open and spacious, beautiful oak shaded front yard, and so much more! Asking $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NETTIES EST AT E SALES2334 Emerald Lake Dr. Sun City CenterThur.-Fri., Sept. 22-237 a.m. to NoonC ontents Include: Beautiful Light Pine Queen Bedroom Set, Kitchen Ta b le w/Chairs on Casters, Dining Room Ta b le w/Chairs, Re c lining Sofa, Dolphin Lamp & End Ta b les, Christmas Deco r, Music Bo x es, Nautical Decor, Dulcimer, Beautiful Silk Plants, Automat ic Garbage Can Kitchenwa re Knickknacks & Collect ibles, Clothing, Live Animal T rap, Fishing Gear Po we r T ools, Hand To o ls, Craftsman Scroll Sa w, Kobalt W ork Bench, Lawn Decor, Brinkmann 4-Burner Gas Grill, Magic Chef Chest Freezer PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See Y ou There! The Village Shoppes Flea MarketCorner of Hwy. 41 and 19th Ave. NE RUSKIN (across from McDonalds)We are an upscale, indoor, climatecontrolled ea market with shops of vendors offering a wide variety of new and used merchandise. 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32 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 service prompt and unobtrusive. Open for all meals, Saras Crepe Cafe is a sit-down (indoor or outdoor) European-style restaurant. This elegant caf features live music on weekends. The highlight of our visit though was the time we spent talking with Margarita whose warmth, love and professionalism is palpable throughout the cafe. With its affordable prices, imaginative menu and Margarita, I look forward to a return visit on my next trip to St. Augustine. Another find, across the street from Flagler College, was Caf Alcazar in the Lightner Museum building. This elegant restaurant recently reopened under the aegis of restaurateur George Chryssaidis. The building in which Caf Alcazar is located was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler and featured the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. Caf Alcazar is located on what was the deep end of the pool. Surrounded by shops filled with antiques, 30 foot balconies topped by 50 foot glass roof frames, Caf Alcazar offers diners a unique old world dining experience. Excellent food at affordable prices is artistically prepared by Chef Jesse Espinosa. Live, non-amplified background music accompanies your dining experience. Caf Alcazar is open daily for lunch. There is much to experience in St. Augustine. The signature sight has to be Castillo de San Marcos. Built between 1672 and 1695, it is the oldest masonry fort in the Continental United States and spans the history of Florida from the early Spanish period to the end of the Seminole Indian Wars. Across the street from the fort is the new St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, definitely worth a visit. When the sun goes down, St. Augustines night life comes alive. A city this old is sure to have its share of apparitions and taking one of the famous and highly entertaining evening ghostŽ tours is a must. An important place in St. Augustine is the Matanzas Bay waterfront. Four centuries ago pirates sailing in through the inlet invaded and razed the city. From the city marina, just south of the Bridge of Lions, there are boat and kayak rentals, fishing charters, and several sightseeing boats including the 72 topsail schooner FREEDOM. This Tall ShipŽ features a two hour trip in St. Augustines bay under glorious billowing white sails without motor noise, loud music, or a blaring PA system. If you are lucky, you might be asked to help raise the sails. Its a wonderful respite from touring the city on foot, This is just a brief sketch of what is available to the visitor in St. Augustine. I have been there four times in the last two years and there are still things I want to see and do. For the first time visitor, a trip to the Visitors Center just two blocks north of the citys historic gates would be worthwhile as well as riding one of the sightseeing trams that traverse St. Augustine. Go to the St. Augustine web site floridashistoriccoast.com for information about events, sightseeing, lodgings and restaurants. St. Augustine The City of St. Augustine is the nations oldest permanently occupied European settlement, having been founded by the Spanish in 1565. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles came ashore and named a stretch of land near the inlet in honor of Augustine, a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on whose feast day, Aug. 28, land was sighted. Above, is the oldest wooden schoolhouse in America located on St. George Street, and at right, are the old city wall and gates leading into town.



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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 22, 2011 Volume 55 Number 35 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS Art allows you to truly express yourself... according to elementary art teacher Margit Redlawsk. Penny Fletchers story is on page 16 Fall ofcially begins tomorrow, Sept. 23. Mitch Traphagens photo of one of summers last sunsets is on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Whatever Happened AboutBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netRedneck RivieraDue to apparent self-policing, both proposed changes along 24th Street S.E. and a public meeting about them now are on hold. Concerns about littering, public intoxication and other unacceptable behaviors on the small beach area where 24th Street ends at the north shore of the Little Manatee River had prompted a county plan aimed at imposing more order. The plan included building a small parking area and placing a second gate across the roadway, part of a county park as it approaches the river, that park encompassing preserved environmental acreage to the west as well as the Camp Bayou environmental learning center to the east. Early this summer, area residents who use the historic little beach and waterhole known as a local Redneck Riviera objected particularly to another gate, further obstructing access and forcing users to hand carry both boats and other gear from parking lot to waterfront. A public meeting to air the dispute and pinpoint other solutions subsequently was discussed. This week, Ross Dickerson, a county parks, recreation and conservation department manager, said the physical changes and proposed meeting are on a back burner because offensive behaviors and ensuing complaints have dwindled to nearly nothing. People got the hint, and Im not getting piles of complaints on Monday morning, Dickerson noted. No further action is planned unless the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF), the non-profit organization that oversees Camp Bayou, seeks it, he said, adding the proposed changes could be instituted in the future if needed. Everything you always wanted to know about cats But didnt know who to ask! By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Recently two experts confirmed that the old joke about dogs having masters and cats having staff isnt based on folklore, but truth. Cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt because of their mousing ability, said Pat OShea during her presentation All about Cats at the South Shore Library Tuesday, Sept. 13. Because of the great plagues that came from having mice in their grain silos, the Egyptians looked at cats as gods and the cats have never forgotten it! Cats have a quiet strength and reasoning ability that makes them completely different from dogs, she said. Pet owners who switch from owning dogs to having cats must be aware of the differences in order to care for them correctly, she said. Unlike dogs, cats should not be disciplined by owners for the bad habits they acquire. Cats have a very good reason for everything they do, OShea explained. Saying bad kitty, or worse yet, scaring a cat for something like not using the litter box to do his or her business, may make the problem worse. You have to figure out why the cat is exhibiting the specific poor behavior and go from there. Cat expert Dr. John Slaughter said contacting a cat behaviorist is the best method of changing an unwanted behavior. Slaughter, a veterinarian, has three cats of his own, and is known as the cat man at the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic. OShea is owner of Kitten Sitten in Tampa and has cared for more than 400 cats during her career PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. John Slaughter puts Klaus at ease before his exam at the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic.See CATS, page 18Need something new to worry about? Your air conditionerBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Heres an item to add to your list of things to worry about: your air conditioner. For thieves, the value of that large unit sitting unprotected next to your home is in the scrap metal, but what they get for it is only a fraction of what it costs homeowners and businesses to replace. On August 18, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested Joshua Poe and charged him with 61 counts of residential and business air conditioning unit thefts in Hillsborough County. Poe was taken into custody after a two and a half week investigation in conjunction with the HCSOs Tactical Intelligence Unit. In each case, Poe is alleged to have dismantled outside air conditioning units to remove the internal parts for copper scrapping. He would then take the copper to licensed recycling locations around the Tampa Bay area in exchange for cash. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSAt this vacant home in Ruskin, thieves didnt just steal the copper parts, they stole the entire air conditioning unit.In all, the HCSO said there were 23 victims of the crime spree with losses estimated to be in excess of $500,000. For that, Poe allegedly received only a small fraction in recycling payments. The recycling centers that paid cash for the copper are not currently under suspicion. Last week, the HCSO arrested three men for allegedly stealing an air conditioning coil from a unit behind a vacant home in Tampa. An HCSO deputy noticed a man running across a yard carrying the coil to a waiting truck with two other men inside. Demonstrating that it is becoming a crime of opportunity, the deputy found two small children also inside the truck. Damage to the air conditioning unit was estimated at $1,000. The Hillsborough County and the state of Florida have laws regarding the recycling of metals such as copper, brass, bronze, lead and aluminum. Anyone bringing metal to a recycler in the county must be fingerprinted and must provide a statement that he or she is the rightful owner of the metal. For those who obtain metal through theft, not only is the theft a felony, but additional charges may be applied for trafficking stolen goods. In See AIR CONDITIONER THEFTS, page 15 See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 6

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Just the headlines of the local newspapers this past weekend would be enough to push even the cheeriest of us over the edge: Man kills wife with baseball bat in Plant City; Two shot, one dead in Tampa; Gunman kills wife then shoots two pastors in Lakeland. Theres more, unfortunately, but I think the point has been made. Without even touching on the economy, it seems people are nuts and getting nuttier by the day. But then again, people have always been nuts and once it reaches the point of someone picking up a baseball bat, theres not much anyone can do about it. The good news is, despite what you may have read or inferred from the headlines, most of us arent nutsat least not that nuts. A while back, I wrote about two kittens, one of which was found crying in the middle lane on State Road 674 near I-75. All three lanes of traffic stopped and patiently waited for my wife and me to back up our car and scoop up the kitten. His name is Cypress and today hes doing just fine. All of the people who waited in their cars without trying to kill the kitten or me (without even honking their horns) did a wonderful thing that day. He is a happy kitten that has made life brighter for his human. I think hes going to be a biter, his human, Dr. Dr. Caran A whole highway full of people acted together to save Cypress the kitten. Today hes just fine and is bringing joy to the life of his new human companion.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOStouffer, said as he nuzzled her cheek. The other kitten in the story is currently playing with her new favorite toy: a chunk of dry dog food. The dogs have long since lost interest in the little fur ball. It turns out that she, too, is a biter and none of them particularly enjoy being bit. Its an odd thing to see a small, gray kitten launch herself at the muzzle of Sam, our 100-pound gentle giant. She is roughly the size of his head. He doesnt seem to mind the bites, but the kitten still freaks him out. Napping throughout the day isnt quite as peaceful if you have to wonder about being attacked in your sleep. That said, he is protective of herwhen shes not biting him, of course. Last week I wrote about three friends I referred to as my grails. Ironically, just as the newspaper was landing on driveways throughout South Hillsborough, I heard from all three of them within an hours time. I dont recall that ever happening before it wasnt because of the story, only one had seen it at the time. I believe it was because of some weird but happy synchronicity in life. I wonder if people who believe in fatalism (where the course of our lives has already been predetermined and all events are inevitable) and those who believe in chaos (where absolutely nothing happens for a reason) may both be correct. More specifically, I wonder if opportunities rather than actual events are predetermined, but it is our choice whether to act upon them. For instance, cutting someone off in traffic to get ahead might get you to work a few seconds earlier, but it also might have cut you off from an opportunity that hinged upon those few seconds later that day. Or maybe the aggressive, stressed-out attitude that drove you to negatively impact the person you cut off in traffic, closed your mind to an opportunity that you might have otherwise seen. In other words, maybe just going with the flow opens up channels that lead away from the rat race. There are a million ways to slow down and go with the flow: carrying groceries out to an elderly womans car, holding open a door for someone else, crouching down to listen to a childs story, or even waiting patiently for a lunatic who has run out onto a highway to scoop up a kitten. All of those things have the potential to change your life in ways you cant imagine simply because you gave something of infinite value: a small piece of your time. The opportunities are there for us (fatalism), but our actions determine whether we take them (chaos). Maybe its just me, but I dont think being a jerk is the road to happiness. While jerks may indeed grab opportunities by the handful, I have a feeling those opportunities tend to be fleeting at best. Ive become convinced that there is a synchronicity in our lives and that we can revel in it, or ignore it and rush past it. More and more, Im choosing the formerand happily so. Of course, the pessimists among us will say, You snooze, you lose and that waiting for a guy on a highway could mean the door of opportunity will slam shut while you are idling. I dont believe that, though. As I grow older, Im becoming more and more aware that the best things in life arent the things you have to trample others in a rush to grab. The best things come to you, usually in their own time. And yes, sometimes they leave you, too. Moments ago, I received an email from friends telling us their little dog had passed away. We met the couple in the Florida Keys in the early days of our sailboat cruise out there. Since we arrived by boat, we didnt have a car and Michelle and I were lugging too many bags of heavy groceries back to the anchored boat when suddenly an SUV pulled up with a smiling and happy-looking man shouting out for us to jump in. At that moment, we appreciated being relieved of the heavy bags and the glorious air conditioning in the car, but over the years, that paled in comparison to how much we have appreciated the friendship of Steve and Ann. We met up with them later in the Bahamas and have continued to meet up with them over the years since. Throughout it all, Mellie their dog was their constant companion, often peeking out from the bag that Ann carried. Now, behind their tears, do they wish they had never known Mellie? Of course not. They feel blessed to have had her in their lives for all those years. And for the rest of their lives, they will cherish the memories and share her antics with friends. Cherish the moment. In this moment or the next, you can make some memories, even those as small as opening a door or carrying some groceries, and fill up your heart. While we all have to have something in our wallets to survive, we all must also have something in our hearts to truly live. Make some memories and cherish this moment. The headlines arent the best, but there is something in the air today. Something is changing; a spirit or energy is emerging. I cant put my finger on it, but I know that its out there. If nothing else, the beautiful weather of autumn is coming to Florida and the kitties are just fine. Visit us on the WebSee the current issues of The Observer News, as well as classified advertising, advertising information, and more!www.ObserverNews.net

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Your friends think of you as a hard driver. 7. You would rather be at work than at a party. 8. You enjoy having a very tight schedule. 9. Even when you are sick, you bring work home. 10. You are the first one into the office and/or the last one to go home. 11. Most of your reading is confined to your professional field or to your projects. 12. Vacations are something to be endured, because you would rather be at work. 13. You plan each day with military precision. 14. You find little time for hobbies; but when you do, you work toward being an expert in the field. 15. You are always punctual and find it hard to understand why others are late. What was your score? Keep in mind that any test given outside a qualified medical facility should not be relied upon as completely accurate. If you had less than 35 points, you probably are pretty laid back and may want to think about putting out a little more effort. As your score moves from 35 to 50 points, you are showing normal concern for your duties. At 51 to 60 points, you are a compulsive worker and may want to slow up a bit. At 61 to 75 points, you might be a workaholic and may even consider getting professional help. Whatever your score, try to strike a balance each day. Live as Time is the most precious gift our maker gives us, and it is up to us to use it wisely. Ecclesiastes 3:1, tells us, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend; and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Many among us, however, do not recognize all these times. They only concentrate on a time to work. We call these people workaholics. Although workaholics are super performers in their chosen fields, they are so single-minded they fail to see how much more there could be to life if they would just give life a chance. Sad to say though, most workaholics dont even know they are acting obsessively. Take a moment to review the following statements. Assign a value to each statement of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, with 1 meaning it applies to you least and 5 meaning it applies to you the most. 1. Most of your friends have something to do with your occupation. 2. You dream at night and wake up in the morning thinking about your projects. 3. The people at work seem to understand you better than your family and friends. 4. By Sunday afternoon, you are already thinking about the week ahead. 5. You find it very hard to sit and do nothing. By William Hodges Dont get caught in workaholic trap POSITIVE TALKthough it were your last and work as though you might be wrong. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage The best in safety, value and performance for your car.Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through American Car Care & NAPAWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterSUPER DEALS!GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE All Michelin & BFGoodrich tires (up to 18) now priced at $10 over cost! STOP BY FOR A QUOTE.INCLUDES mounting and balance. Some restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers. Expires 9/30/11Lic# MVS51635 Feline Folks presents 4th annual Cats Meow Charity AuctionFeline Folks proudly presents the 4th Annual Cats Meow Charity Auction on Thursday, Oct. 27 with doors opening at 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5 to 5:25 p.m. with a live auction starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is in the Kings Point Clubhouse Banquet Room. The cost is $5. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. The Mary & Martha House will host a Pantry Party at the Rose Boutique, 100 East Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin, where the community is invited for food, friends, fun, and special shopping hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. What is a Pantry Party? Bring a donation of paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper, etc., or mops, brooms and cleaning supplies for the Womens Shelter. Gift cards for gas and new or gently-used twin bedding is always appreciated. The Rose Boutique sells both new and donated name brand womens clothing and accessories to support The Mary & Martha House Inc., which is a shelter for women and children in crisis that provides emergency shelters as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information, or to volunteer, call the Boutique at 645-7628 or the office at 645-7874.Pantry Party at The Rose BoutiqueSchool board meeting time changedDue to the number of agenda items and estimated length of the recognition meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, the school board meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. The agenda will be posted at http://www2.sdhc.k12.fl.us/ boardagenda2010/search.

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X 8 5 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin 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, Sept. 22 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 Music by Top Shelf Blues Band from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 Open. Tuesday, Sept. 27 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 $7 Budget Dinner. Meat Loaf and all the trimmings from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks volunteersEvery Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 75 Ruskin provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. until noon at Simmons Park in Ruskin on the first and third Saturday of the month; and at Williams Park in Gibsonton on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (813) 645-6984. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Interested persons may attend an open house at the Eberhardt Building, 909 North Course Lane, Sun City Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 open to all U.S. citizens over 18 years of age. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (813) 633-5416. Artist chosen for fishing tournamentCraig Steven Todd has been named Artistic Director for the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament. This award-winning artist has designed the tournament logo and will be responsible for overseeing the production of artwork to be awarded to the tournament winners. Craig Steven Todd is a mostly self-taught artist who has worked in graphics and commercial art for 23 years. He has produced an extensive catalog of work, murals and fine art. A selection of his work can be seen atwww.craigsteventodd.com The SouthShore Professional FishingTournament will take place at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor on May 10 and 11, 2012. The Tournament will raise money for charities serving area children. The charities are the Rural Social Services Partnership, SouthShore Rotary Mentoring Program and Camp Cristina. For more information, call (813) 645-3732 or visit www.southshoreprofish.com. Camp Bayou announces key speaker for Natural Education Weekend Camp Bayou is proud to announce that the Keynote Speaker for A Natural Education Weekend will be Rob Heath. Heath is now Senior Ecologist at Wildlands Conservation, a land management consulting company for public and private owners of conservation lands. His duties include management plan development and implementation, prescribed fire, habitat restoration, listed species preservation and invasive species control. Early in his career, at Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Heath created and conducted the award-winning Fun With Nature program which ran during each summer for five years in the mid 1980s, and consisted of six one-week long sessions for kids aged 8-12. The participants were introduced to various outdoor activities including fishing, canoeing, camping, and Florida wildlife. The emphasis was on teaching ways to enjoy their natural environment in a responsible manner. Before retiring from the parks department, he was the Environmental Supervisor from 1982-2002, with duties that included overseeing land management in the ELAPP (Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection) Program, and was head of the ELAPP Site Assessment Team, which was responsible for evaluating the new site nominations each year, and preparing the preliminary and full site assessment reports used by other committees to qualify and rank the sites. One of these parcels became known as the Camp Bayou Preserve. Heath is a graduate of Amherst College and Tulane University and is an active member of the Tampa Bay Conservancy and Tampa Audubon Society. He will discuss about Getting Off the Beaten Path at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12. The keynote presentation is included in Saturday registration. The complete schedule for the weekend, Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13, and registration form are available on the blog: http://anaturaleducation.blogspot.com. Registration forms are also available at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center during regular hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (813) 641-8545. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS No Spaghetti Dinners til October 5 Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 23 7-11 p.m. Tone Benders Saturday, Sept. 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 30 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, Oct. 1 Breast Cancer Walk 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Sunday, Oct. 2 Octoberfest Friday, Oct. 7 7-11 p.m. Double Barrell Saturday, Oct. 8 5-7 p.m. Christmas in October Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 14 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Oct. 15 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 21 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf Saturday, Oct. 22 7 -11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 28 7-11 p.m. Southern Tide Saturday, Oct. 29 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 4 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Saturday, Nov. 5 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 11 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Nov. 12 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 18 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Nov. 19 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Nov. 25 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive public comment and consider adoption of Hillsborough Countys proposed Capital Improvements Program for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Frederick B. Karl County Center, 2nd Floor, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. A detailed listing of the projects included in the program is available for review at the Hillsborough County Business and Support Serv ices Department, located on the 26th Floor of County Center at the above address or by visiting http://www.hillsboroughcounty. org/managementbudget/budgets/ recommended/fy12/home.cfm. For more information, call (813) 272-5890.Public hearing to discuss Capital Improvements

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6 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Sandy Council, RCDF president, echoed Dickersons description of the situation and said that in view of the user efforts the organization is not planning to request any changes along 24th Street. The original gate across the roadway is opened by 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. each day, Dickerson said. HCC CampusWith recent acquisition of another 20 acres immediately north of the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus, the rapidly growing educational institution has increased its usable land by about 50 percent. Dr. Allan Witt, HCC SouthShore president, said successful purchase of the acreage means the school will be able to continue its multifaceted educational mission and expand its physical facilities as the steadily increasing student body requires in the years ahead. Opened in 2008 on land donated by the pioneering Dickman family just north of East Shell Point Road, the college initially was designated an educational center in the multi-location community college network and not expected to attain enrollment of 5,000 students until late in the current decade. However, HCC SouthShore quickly became a fullfledged campus and enrollment topped that figure in the 2009-2010 academic year. This year, based on new registration figures, some 6,000 students will attend classes on the campus, taking advantage of a flexible, constantly expanding curriculum designed to equip students to take their HCC credits on to a university to complete requirements for a higher degree or to become certified to work in several occupations, Witt said. No specific use of the added acreage has been identified at this point, Witt indicated, but its availability will eliminate the hurdle of finding space for whatever is needed next. AB RezoningBy a vote of 6 to 0, county commissioners have given final approval to rezoning for commercial uses land on the south side of Miller Mac Road between the residential areas of Apollo Beach and SouthShore Falls. All of the commissioners supported rezoning the small site for commercial development except Al Higginbotham who was absent for the September 13 meeting, noted Bruce Davis, a SouthShore Falls resident who led an effort to defeat the development. The rezoning petition was pushed by Leroy Gonzalez, owner of other commercial property in the area, in order to develop two parcels adjacent to the Tampa Electric Company power facility and next door to what once was the Apollo Beach Rescue Squad headquarters. The Gonzalez petition describes the proposed development as a professional offices complex. Residents of SouthShore Falls, in particular, objected to the potential development due to environmental and traffic congestion concerns. They continually contended that destroying wetlands existing on and near the site and adding traffic to two-lane Miller Mac Road that can be under water during heavy rains in order to increase office space was not justified in an area with many commercial buildings standing empty. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonWhatever Happened About%  Community yard sale, appraisals, crate label swap meetPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Commission is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Palmetto Historical Park. More than thirty tables will be set up selling treasures and bargains of all kinds. Word of Mouth BBQ will be on site selling BBQ sandwiches and hotdogs. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds to help fight childhood cancer. The park buildings including the Agricultural Museum will be open for free self-guided tours. During the yard sale Ina Baden, of Palma Sola Appraisals & Sales, will be offering appraisals for just $5 per item. There is a limit of three items per person, no jewelry please. Proceeds from the appraisals will benefit the parks family programming fund. There will also be a Crate Label Swap Meet in the basement of the Carnegie Library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many Florida labels will be on display and available for trading and sales by some of the major collectors in Florida. If you have labels or citrus related items, bring them to the swap as collectors will be buying and giving estimates of value. Both of these events are located in the Palmetto Historical Park at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-7234991.UM Church announces free Fall Fun Fest The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is having a free Fall Fun Fest featuring a Trunk or Treat for children Monday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, clowns, popcorn, balloons and live entertainment for the entire family. The Trunk or Treat portion of the event will also open at 5 p.m. with lots of candy and prizes. Children may come in costume if desired. For additional information about this and other events at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff or Amanda Jordan (813) 6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit the website at www.sccumc.com. South Bay Hospital was named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. South Bay Hospital was the only Hillsborough County hospital recognized by the Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to the Joint Commission, South Bay Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. South Bay Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commissions Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, says Sharon Roush, CEO South Bay Hospital. South Bay Hospital Earns Top Performer award

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X 10 7 6B 7few bucks this year mowing lawns, babysitting, delivering newspapers or working an after-school or weekend job, he or she qualifies. Just be sure you keep good records including a log of the dates and hours worked and amounts paid, as well as any W-2 forms from employers or 1099s. If your grandkids meet the earned income requirement, theres nothing in the rules that says the childs own money has to go into the Roth. Its perfectly legal if your grandkids keep the money they earned and you make the contributions for them. The key is that you cant contribute more than your grandchild earned in any given tax year, up to the limit of $5,000. And to give you an idea of how these early contributions can add up, consider this. Lets say, for example, that you contribute $500 a year to your grandchilds Roth for nine years from the ages of 10 to 18 (a total of $4,500). If that money grew an annual rate of 7 percent, that $4,500 would accumulate to around $144,000 by the time he or she reaches age 65. And with a Roth IRA, the full amount will be tax-free when its withdrawn in retirement. Its also doubtful that your grandkids would be on the hook for income taxes. Children who Dear Savvy Senior, Is there a way that we can put some money in a Roth IRA account for our young grandkids to use for retirement? Curious Granddad Dear Curious, There sure is! Funding Roth IRAs for your grandkids when theyre young is a smart move and an incredible gift to their financial future. And you dont have to be rich to do it, either. Heres what you should know. Roth Rules The Roth IRA is a fabulous savings tool for your grandkids. A Roth can literally turn a few hundred dollars a year now, into tens of thousands of tax-free dollars for your grandkids when they retire by using the powerful combination of time and compounding. But in order for you to open and fund a Roth IRA for a grandchild, one primary requirement will need to be met. The child will need to have earned income from some type of work allowances dont count. So, if your grandkid made a By Jim Miller How to Help Fund Your Grandkids Retirement THE SAVVY SENIORwork as employees generally dont need to file a tax return unless their income exceeds the standard deduction amount, which was $5,700 for the 2010 tax year. They should, however, file if theyre due a refund for any withholdings. But a child who has net earnings of $400 or more from self-employment is required to file. For information on IRS filing requirements for children, visit www.irs.gov and search for the page titled Taxable Income for Students. Flexibility You also need to know that opening a Roth for your grandkids doesnt automatically lock up the money for decades. Like it or not, your grandkids, at age 18, can withdraw the principle contributions (but not earnings) any time, tax free and penalty free. Roth IRAs also offer special withdrawal rules for higher education expenses. So if your grandkid needs money for college, contributions can be withdrawn tax and penalty free, while the earnings can also be dipped into without penalty, but they will owe taxes on it. And when it comes time to buy a first home, your grandson or granddaughter can withdraw up to $10,000 (contributions and earnings) tax and penalty free. Savvy Tip: For more information on Roth IRAs, see IRS Publication 590 at www.irs.gov/ pub/irs-pdf/p590.pdf, or call 800829-3676 and ask them to mail you a free copy. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. 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To kick off new Sunday hours, the public is invited to join the Ice Cream Social Sunday celebration at the shelter on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event will feature special one-day only adoption prices, tips on training and veterinary care for responsible ownership, volunteering, and more. Complimentary ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries will be served from noon until 2 p.m. (or while supplies last). Sundays are traditionally a high-volume day for pet shelter adoptions. This is something weve wanted to do for a very long time, said Hillsborough County Animal Services Operation Director, Dennis McCullough. Were very much a community organization and a work-in-progress on behalf of the animals. When people see what we have to offer, and the services that our staff and volunteers work to provide for these pets, people want to help us save lives. Animal Services has also streamlined the application process for better customer service. Prospective pet adopters will be asked to provide valid photo identification and proof of address (such as a utility or other bill). With the addition of new Sunday hours, individuals and families enjoying time off together can browse the countys kennels overflowing with loveable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other pets. For one low price, adopters at Hillsborough County Animal Services take home rescued pets that are fully spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated for rabies, and issued a Hillsborough County tag. Dog adopters will also receive a welcome letter from the American Kennel Club (AKC). The county shelter has joined the AKC Canine Partners for a new program designed especially for mixed breeds, which offers agility training, health care and other benefits. In addition to pet adoptions, shelter visitors on Sundays may also search for lost pets, purchase pet registrations/rabies tags, and bring in donations for needy shelter pets. However, the intake or drop-off gate for animal surrender will not be open on Sundays. Newly modified hours of operation for Hillsborough County Animal Services are as follows (note: adoption desk closes 30 minutes prior to the shelter daily): Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.Hillsborough Countys Animal Services now open on Sundays Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President, Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore Campus in Ruskin, is looking for your suggestions. In an effort to meet the communitys demands and deliver the classes and programs residents want to see, Witt has initiated the Hillsborough Community College Presidential Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is open to everyone in the community and is designed to serve as a forum for commercial and residential members to come together and discuss any suggestions to add to or improve the classes currently being offered. With the current economic climate, the college wants to ensure it is keeping up with specific demands for further education. People are invited to the Presidential Advisory Council spring-fall meeting being held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 starting with light refreshments at the Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore Campus, located at 551 24th Street NE, in Ruskin. RSVP required. Rick Lanese, CPA, partner, Cohen Florida, located in The Villages at Cypress Creek, will once again facilitate the discussion. Rick comes to the Advisory Council as an area business resident for 8 years and he has seen our growing community in action. There is no cost for membership of the Advisory Council. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 253-7000, ext. 5728.Hillsborough Community College seeks ideas for Advisory Council

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There will be a Music and Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Valencia Lakes, U.S. 301 in Wimauma, about a mile and a half north of the intersection of State Road 674 in Sun City Center. Live entertainment will be provided by Barry Newman, formerly of The Crests (Sixteen Candles), Richie Merritt (Golden Oldies), Bill Lindsey (Elvis), Democracy (reggae), the Music Makers (all genres), and Stacey Knights (jazz saxophone). There will also be an artists market with oil painting, watercolors, sculpture, pottery and more. Local food vendors will also take part. Admission is $5. Parking is free. For more information, visit the website at www.valencialakesfestival.com. 11 10 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty FREE BRAKE CHECK: New brake pads, resurface front rotors, repack front wheel bearing (if applicable), add brake fluid, inspect hydraulic suystem. Additional parts/service often needed at extra cost. Limited warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles whichever comes first. No other discounts apply. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with other coupons. Exp. 10/27/112-WHEEL FRONT DISC BRAKE SERV.$20 OFF Check Engine Light On?Most vehicles. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/27/11FULL ENGINEDIAGNOSTIC SPECIAL$4995Value $91 Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/27/11MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA Discount Includes: Inspect belts, compressor & hoses, leak test entire system. (Freon extra). Most cars and light trucks. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with other coupons or specials.Exp. 10/27/11A/C SERVICE$997Most vehicles. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Environmental disposal fee may apply in some areas. See store for details. Exp. 10/27/11ANY FLUID EXCHANGE$20 OFFANY FLUSHBrakes, Transmission, Coolant, Power SteeringOBNOBNOBN OBN OBN OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon 813.685.2939 Honor All Competitors Coupons FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 10/6/11 SCAMPScamp is a Terrier mix who was found bouncing around on the side of the road all alone. He has a soft coat and loves people and seems to like the other dogs. He will need puppy training and housebreaking. As part of his adoption, Scamp will be neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: 7/2/2011. 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.SAMANTHASamantha is a solid black female kitten. She is very playful and has shown volunteers her love of playing with every cat toy in the shelter, if available. She likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless sunning on the lanai. She has been spayed and brought up--to--date on her shots as well as microchipped. Microchip #067--849--290. DOB: 6/23/2011. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech! Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. FallTech! Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended. Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn how to create a listing, and sell items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Open an email account, compose and send a letter. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. 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Closed Sunday & Monday 813-645-9200Apollo Beach Shopping Center (next to Westshore Pizza)www.bestagainfurniture.com Layaway Available Model Home & Consigned Furniture & Accessories FACTORY CLOSEOUTSArtwork & Mirrors at Great Prices! 10% Off Bring this coupon forNot valid with any other specials or coupons Walk-In Urgent Care ClinicNo long waits in the ER ER Physician AvailableWorkmens Compensation and Employee Services State-of-the-Art Lab and X-Rays Onsite NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Weight Loss, Laser & Botox APOLLO BEACH 641-0068 Sports Physicals$25BRANDON 651-4100 Indulge in the Riches of Gold and Silver atWE BUY GOLD, SILVER & COINS Wide Variety ofGold & Silver Coins For Investing BUY ~ SELL ~ ESTIMATES ~ APPRAISALS Coins, Unwanted Jewelry We Pay Top $$ 5916 Fortune Plaza Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Dr. DeVol and staff atSUN CITY DENTAL CENTERwould like to show appreciation to our current patients* who volunteer with local Charities and OrganizationsYour Next Regular Cleaning** Is On Us!Thank you for all you do!Call our office for details813-633-2636*Must present volunteer card. *Seen within the last 2 years. **Does not include x-rays.$75 value01110 Need something done and youre unsure if I can help? Call me and lets discuss it!!! Call Ann Chambliss (813) 245-8228 $15 Flat ChargeWhy not enjoy the service your neighbors are using?GROCERIES DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR FRONT DOOR! Can you use a Personal Shopper for: Support your HOMETOWN FAVORITE businesses by frequenting these advertisers. Theyre here year round to serve you. SHOP LOCALLY! Specialize in Complete Interior Design INC. Call us for yourFREEInitial Consultation Located at (between CVS Pharmacy & Winn Dixie)813-633-8855 Ive used Anns service, I highly recommend Shopping Made Easy! Sandy (Kings Point) (next to SCC Chamber of Commerce)Sun City Center, FL New & Used Golf Cart Sales & ServiceBrand New Golf Cart5 Year Warranty*FULLY LOADED$4,999Bring in this ad and get aFREE LED FLASHLIGHT($5.95 value) Fall Special!We now carry your trusted Interstate Golf Cart Battery Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon.813-645-5351 (inside Village Shoppes, old K-Mart)Entertainment Saturday Nights$1.00 Daily Lunch SpecialsStarting at $5.95THURSDAY SPECIAL Large Cheese Pizza$8.95CazoniBaked Pizza Sandwichwith lunch purchase Saturday Night Reservations SuggestedKARAOKETuesdays 5:30-8:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 11

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X 12 Call your advertising representative today for more information(813) 645-3111www.ObserverNews.netSave 10% on web advertising Funding nature The annual Lords Lighthouse Back To School Bash was held on Aug. 21 at Manatee Village in Ruskin. One hundred members of the Clearwater Community Church under the direction of Pastor Jack Piquette hosted the fun-filled day putting smiles on the children who lined up to receive a free backpack filled with back-to-school goodies: pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, ruler, notebooks, binders, paper, scissors, glue sticks, etc. Kids snacked on hot dogs, chips and other foods while participating in entertaining activities, watching a puppet show and singing, as well as trying their hand at playing games. Vilma Emmanuelli and two other hair stylists provided fresh haircuts for the children. This is the second year for the family of August and Claudia Torres with their son, Andrs of Tampa who donated their time and resources to prepare backpacks filled with essentials for all high school students who attended the event. Andrs worked many fundraisers such as car washes throughout the year, used a portion of his own salary from his part-time job and collected supplies from Universal Health Care and money from family and friends. For the past two years I have been preparing for this very rewarding event sponsored by the Lord's Lighthouse Ministry, said Andrs. I am in charge of the collection and distribution of school supplies for kids like me, teens. Every aspect of the event turned out to be a great success, from the school supplies to the delicious food brought by all the volunteers and all the clothes collected. I have decided this will be my project for as long as I can do it and look forward to opportunities to work with the Lord's Lighthouse in the near future. Patti Lancaster and Grace Selph of South Bay Church in Riverview and Metropolitan Ministries donated school materials. Filled backpacks were also instruments of blessing in preparing community children to be ready for their first day of school. The Womens Circle at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church collected new clothes for the young boys and girls. A group of leaders and youth from Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon led by Richard Murbach donated gift cards, their time and resources that reached and blessed many needy area families. The Lords Lighthouse Ministry at St John the Divine Episcopal Church serves the community Monday through Wednesday under the direction of Pastor William R. Cruz, Sr. and his wife, Dora Cruz. A worship service is held at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday. For more information, call (813) 641-7100 or (813) 321-9723. The Lords Lighthouse helps kids get back to schoolDespite the challenges of the current economic slowdown, the Apollo Beach Womans Club has continued to grow and now has more than 150 members. In addition to awarding scholarships to Apollo Beach students, the club is committed to supporting the members of its community in other ways. Most recently Sylvia Gordon and Beverly Fletchall, co-chairs of Community Service, used club funds to purchase underwear and belts for children in need at Apollo Beach and Doby elementary schools, both of which serve the Apollo Beach community. Gordon and Fletchall also are collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell labels that later will be redeemed to help provide supplies for school classrooms. The next ABWC fundraising activity is the annual November bake sale slated for Nov. 22 in front of the Apollo Meats on Apollo Beach Blvd.Proceeds from this event also support scholarship and community activities. The event is being organized by Pam Kerstetter, who is looking for volunteers to set up, sell items, bake cakes, pies and cookies. In addition to its philanthropic work, members of the club also enjoy enrichment activities which include: Book Club: The book group meets monthly in members homes to discuss the latest novel members have read. The Oct. 27 meeting will feature the book The Silver Needle Murder by Laura Childs. Bridge Club: Bridge players meet the fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Apollo Beach Golf Clubhouse on Golf and Sea Blvd. Players contribute $3, with 2/3 of the proceeds contributed to the scholarship fund. Culture Club: Activities are organized monthly to introduce members to the wide variety of places of interest in the Tampa Bay area. On Oct. 25, the members will be treated to a Ghostly Journey through Ybor City. On Nov. 15, a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is planned Garden Club: The group meets the third Wednesday of each month for various activities that include talks by horticulturists or visits to nearby garden or horticultural spots. On Oct. 19 will visit Colorfield Farms in Wimauma. For more information on these activities, visit the clubs website at www.apollobeachwomansclub. com. The clubs next membership meeting is Oct. 12 at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The program will feature members of Tampa Bay Watch. The program is about envirnomental restoration. For more information, call (813) 641-0763.Apollo Beach Womans Club announces fall events Kids Program/Event Highlights September 22 to 28Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Adventures with the Pirate Magician* For children in grades K-4. Join Pirate Args crew as he entertains with magic and balloon-making sure to delight all who sail with him. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this un 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY

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about the patients and they have the desire to do their best. Williams spends her free time traveling to watch her daughters, both competitive cheerleaders ,and fishing with her husband and son. For more information contact Natalia Diaz at 813-634-0496. nursing because she saw the opportunity to make a difference in a persons life on a daily basis. She chose to work at South Bay Hospital because of the family atmosphere and sense of teamwork. Ive been blessed by the team Ive been given to work with, says Williams. They all really care SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 13 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? AIRPORT TRANSPORTATIONLuxury Town Car813-523-3610carservicevip@yahoo.com License # L796 Monday Thursday 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Effective Oct. 1st, please welcome new physician BELINDA B. JOHNSON, M.D. Doctor Johnson specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. SCREEN ROOMS Check the... Quality Difference PriceKen Knox, Contractor Lic. #RX0057641Our Customers are our Best Advertisement 813-645-3529Each and every crew at Knox Alum. has a minimum of 15 years experience building jobs in the South County area. Check out our web site at www.KnoxAluminum.com Over 30 Years Experience Special of Ruskin BUSINESS NEWS New Sun City Center barber shop opensNeri Nauck has opened a barber shop at 106 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. She was born in Huancayo, Peru and attended college in Lima where she received her cosmetology and barbers license. She owned two shops in Peru before coming to the U.S. with her daughter Romina in 2000. She got her barbers license in Naples and started her career in a Spanish-speaking shop in Bonita Springs working mostly with retirees. There she met her husband Jim and they married in July 2010 and moved to the Tampa Bay area where they have children attending the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. Jims father, George Nauck, lent his expertise to create an old style barber pole they put outside every day. For more information call the shop at 239-362-5004. Neri Nauck and staff welcome people to her newly-opened shop in Sun City Center. Get a team together for Relay for LifeJoin the Relay For Life of Riverview in the fight against cancer. This years Kickoff Party will be held at The Preserve at Alafia located at 10110 Gibsonton Dr., Riverview, FL 33578 on Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. Relay For Life is a true community event, taking place on March 31, 2012 at Riverview High School. People of all ages and walks of life come together for a common causeto find a cure. Participants celebrate cancer survivors and remember those they have lost. Everyone interested in becoming involved may attend the Kickoff. To attend, RSVP to Sara.Levinson@cancer.org. Hospital welcomes new medical-surgical director Hope WilliamsSouth Bay Hospital is proud to announce Hope Williams, RN, BSN, as the new Director of the 2nd floor Medical Surgical Unit. Williams has been a nurse since 1992 and part of the South Bay Hospital team for the past nine years. She most recently served as the manager for Endoscopy, Outpatient and Post Anesthesia Care Unit. We are very excited to have Hope leading the team on the 2nd floor Medical Surgical Unit, said Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. She brings a lot of passion and enthusiasm, and works tirelessly to ensure that patients are receiving the highest standard of care. Williams began her career as a nurse after caring for her grandmother. She was drawn to Gary Cotter, CFP, president of Cotter Financial, LLC recently attended focus11, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nations number one independent broker-dealer.* Held in Chicago, August 7, focus11 was one of the industrys largest gatherings of independent financial advisors, and remains the industrys premier sales and education event. Approximately 5,000 attendees from around the country assembled for the opportunity to learn new strategies and skills, expand knowledge in numerous product areas and network with peers and industry experts. They also heard from influential speakers who addressed current events and financial industry trends. The speakers included Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State; Michael Eisner, former CEO of The Walt Disney Company; and Sir Ken Robinson, author of Out of Our Minds. Additionally, through the hundreds of business sessions, technology training sessions and continuing education classes at this event, LPL Financial advisors gained valuable knowledge to help them continually improve the service they offer to clients and operate their independent practices more efficiently. Bill Dwyer, president of National Sales and Marketing for LPL Financial, noted that the conferences theme, A Focus on the Future, speaks to the current economic outlook and its opportunities and challenges for advisors and their clients: Our enduring mission at LPL Financial is to support our independent advisors as they help their clients reach their life goals. We believe our ability to enable the delivery of objective and conflict-free advice through trusted local advisors is critical in this ongoing effort. Unlike many brokerage firms, LPL Financial does not develop its own proprietary investment products, so the unbiased advice given by its advisors is based solely on individual client needs.Gary Cotter attends focus11

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11 14 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying 23 times or more per face on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 Support your local businesses and save!! 10% OFF**100 sq. ft. or moreDaves Window Tinting Expires 9/30/11BEAT THE HEAT!! DAVESWINDOW TINTINGBlock the Sun... Not the View FREE ESTIMATESOver 20 years experience294-8468www.davestinting.comLower your electric bill! Up to 25%! SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING $99Most Cars & Light Trucks$2495OIL CHANGE TUNE-UP SPECIAL$7670$8060$72804 Cyl.6 Cyl.8 Cyl.Fully Insured & BondedSe Habla Espaol Free Towing to shop if major repairs are made Emergency Services 813-645-76532212 E. College Ave.(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.Includes: Labor and Turn Rotors Most Cars & Light TrucksPer Axle + Pads BRAKE SPECIAL 10% OFF* *cannot be combined w/any other coupons or offers. (1 coupon per customer) Expires 9/30/11 SOLAR-X of FloridaAct Now and Qualify for TECO Rebate!! OPEN YOUR DRAPES & ENJOY THE VIEWWithout the Heat and GlareQuality Energy Efficient Hurricane Window Film38 Years of Experience in the Sun City Center AreaSOLAR-X 642-3914Hi, Im Bob Harris... SCC Resident WHOLESALE PRICES!! Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N 813-645-4632www.totalautomotiveservices.com TIRE SALE See store location for details on tire size and amount Exp. 10/5/11 Eligible for all monthly specialsLadies DayEVERY WEDNESDAY CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.We Will Beat Any Written Estimate Tear out the old ...install newWe do it all!CALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 432-3454 Licensed & Insured Lic. #138502 before afterInsurance AcceptedJohn V Dunne, MD, FACS Medic al DirectorBo ard Certif ied Surgeon and V ein Specia list Accredited Vascular Ultrasound Lab CoolTouch Laser Vein Ablation Vein Treatment r V Advanced Cosmetic TreatmentsS afe E ffective Affordable T rea tment o f Va ricose and Spid er Veins Schedule Your Consultation Today .ErasersInc.comSUN CITY CENTER Sunhill Medical Arts Bldg. 4020 State Road 674, Suite 2 Every Wednesday: 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 Friday: Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24: Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling (813) 645-8228. There will be a silent auction, live music, 50/50 chance drawing, and spirited beverages for purchase along with a delicious Delmonico steak dinner, which includes a baked potato, salad, bread, and dessert. Saturday, Oct. 1: Homecoming of DVP Lu Smith. Mark your calendars to honor Lu. Monday, Oct. 3: $7 Blue Plate Special. Menu: Stuffed Shells with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Oct. 15: 50s Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. with music by Double Density. $7 with light snacks. Dress up in your 50s outfits. Monday, Oct. 17: $7 Blue Plate Special. Menu: Chicken & Noodles with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Oct. 29: $7 ENF Show starring Carol Nelson. Mark your calendars and lets make this charity fundraiser a big success. Saturday, Nov. 20: Turkey Shoot for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Menu: $3 Sandwich Buffet. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities David Brate of Brate Aluminum and Construction presented a check to Charles Stieb, Exaulted Ruler, and the members of the Board of Directors of Elks Lodge #2672. The money will go to the Lodges Harry-Anna Trust named for Harry and Anna Miller. Funds from this trust are used to provide home-based physical and occupational therapy to children in the local area. This fund is an example of how the Elks invests in the community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet needs, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans. The Brate family has been meeting the construction needs of the communities of South Shore for more than 25 years. They are committed to upholding their reputation for quality workmanship and personal service. They believe that building and maintaining good, positive relationships is a direct result of high quality products that have long term affordable value. This contribution to Elks Lodge #2672 is symbolic of the value they place on their relationships with the community. Elks Lodge #2672 is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. Elks benefit from donationJazz it up with the Kiwanis ClubThe Kiwanis Club SouthShore has engaged three jazz groups to play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Community Association Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The concerts first half will include the six-piece Dixieland group and the four-piece Sax Jazz. The second half will conclude with the 12-piece Jazz Big Band. Tickets priced at $15 per person may be bought at the Atrium ticket counter weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or from the SCC Chamber of Commerce weekdays during business hours or at the door the evening of the concert. For more information, call Joe Nargolwala at (813) 633-8574.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 15 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE 813-645-86601 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-BHOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. SAT. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment We are the Oldest Family-Owned Window Treatment/Flooring Store in Southshore addition, it is a felony to provide false information to a metals recycler. From the recyclers standpoint, they are prohibited from conducting business between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., and they cannot purchase regulated metals that were not transported to their location in a motor vehicle. Much like pawnshops, penalties may be applied to any metals recycler that knowingly accepts stolen property. The only recourse for the victim is through the courts. Should a victim make claim on metals in the possession of a recycler, the contested metals must be held intact until court proceedings have run their course. Of course, for the victims of air conditioner metal theft, identifying and petitioning for the return of stolen metals is an unlikely scenario, made worse by the fact that the thief often destroys the air conditioning unit. In South Hillsborough, this has been an ongoing problem for the HCSO, and they have taken steps to combat it, such as increasing patrols in partially completed subdivisions and utilizing their intelligence tactical unit to identify crime patterns. According to one officer from the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin, the targets of most thieves in this area are vacant homes and businesses. With the rising price of metals, the problem is not unique to either Hillsborough County or Florida. Last month in North Texas, during a period of extreme heat, a 79-yearold woman reported the theft of her air conditioning unit. The unit was located on the side of her home. It was, however, protected by a metal cage and a padlock, which did not deter the thief. Two days later, she was found dead in her home. The county coroner stated that her death was heat related. For the criminal element, an air conditioner is increasingly a crime of opportunity yielding small but easy cash. For the victim, it is a painful and expensive headache. Companies have sprung up to sell protective cages for air conditioners but that didnt stop the thieves in Texas. Other companies have appeared that sell electronic alarm systems that will detect a change in voltage at your air conditioner to sound a loud siren and place a call to a security service. Other suggestions are to install floodlights or motion sensing lights near your air conditioning unit, or to hide the unit behind landscaping or a small fence. If you leave your home for an extended period, ensure that your lawn is maintained in your absence, and talk to your neighbors. Simply working with your neighbors to keep an eye on things can make crimes of opportunity much less of an opportunity. As the price of metals continues to increase, the criminal temptation for quick cash from residential air conditioning units will increase as well. Since the crime necessitates the destruction of the air conditioner, it can be much more than a nuisance, as the case of the elderly woman in Texas graphically illustrates, it can mean the difference between life and death. While the HCSO takes this growing crime seriously and has taken steps to combat it, air conditioning units are everywhere in Florida, deputies are not. A few common sense steps taken by homeowners can help to ensure that you wont be the next victim. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThis air conditioner in a newer subdivision almost certainly would appear to be easy money for a thief. Behind the house is a busy road upon which a waiting car could easily be hidden from the view of the homeowner or neighbors.Air conditioner thefts%  The sun sets on summerDespite temperatures that have been hovering in the low 90s, the summer of 2011 is coming to a close with the first day of autumn on September 23. On that day at 5:04 a.m. locally, the fall equinox will occur in which the center of the Sun will be on the same plane as the Earths equator, meaning the axis of Earth will neither be tilted towards nor away from the sun. The date in the United States and Canada is mandated by the International Astronomical Union. Climatological fall, recognized by some countries, began on September 1. Above, one of the last summer sunsets at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin.MitchITCH TraphagenRAPHAGEN PhotoHOTO

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16 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Artist spreads kindness with her brush penny@observernews.netMargit Redlawsk was five years old when she first realized she wanted to be an artist. I watched my aunt Uta, who was a commercial artist, and thats what inspired me, she said. Margit, however, didnt gravitate toward commercial art but instead, has always enjoyed painting with watercolors. Her training is varied, majoring first at Kendall School of Design in Michigan and then earning her art education degree at the University of South Florida. For 17 years shes taught elementary school art in various Hillsborough County schools including six years at Summerfield Elementary and the last four at Apollo Beach. We are a character school, meaning we want to raise good citizens as well as teach, she said when interviewed Sept. 13. So she works words like kindness, tolerance and respect into her art lessons whenever possible. Recently she was involved in the annual schools Pinwheels for Peace project where all her students made pinwheels using basic artistic shapes and balanced color as a classroom assignment. But she says she used the annual Pinwheels for Peace event to teach the meaning of charitable words she uses in the classroom all year round. Because she only gets the same students for 30 minutes once a week, she says it is difficult to complete a large project such as the pinwheels. She has been working at Apollo Beach Elementary three days a week and Stowers Elementary in Riverview one day a week but as of Sept. 26 she will begin working a five-day week at Apollo Beach. We feel so fortunate to have Margit as our art teacher here at Apollo Beach Elementary because not only does she connect her art classes to history, literature and math, but she also connects the students to the community and makes sure that students art is highlighted around the area at events and around the district so our students truly get a sense of what it would be like to be a true artist and have their work displayed and enjoyed, said principal Jamie Gerding. Art studies are important because they expose students to interests and talents they may not know they possess or enjoy. Art allows you to truly express yourself and students end up feeling positive and that transfers over to academic classrooms. Margit adds that when students connect to art theyre seeing patterns, making connections to books theyve read and events they hear about in social studies. Research shows that arts enrich academic achievement, she said. But Margit doesnt just teach her art to top students in elementary school. She also teaches regular classes at Ruskins Big Draw Studio on U.S. 41 and gives private lessons to both children and adults whenever possible. Still, she finds time to paint on her own. Her work is displayed annually by the Hillsborough Art Educators Association and has shown it at the Apollo Beach Manatee and Arts Festivals. Now 48, she and her husband have lived in Apollo Beach for 10 years; her son is grown and married and she has one grandson. She is also exploring mediums other than watercolors. I paint mostly in watercolors, she said. But now Ive started to work in acrylics as well. The difference between watercolors and acrylics is vast. When I paint with watercolors, the work is transparent, she explained. But with acrylics, you have to lay layer upon layer, starting from the back and working your way forward. She says she is enjoying exploring the new medium and encourages other artists to reach beyond what they have always done. Some of her work, including two large paintings of big white orchids, is currently displayed at the South Shore Library and will be available for view through the month of October. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSWhen Margit Redlawsk isnt painting or teaching art to adults and students privately or at the Big Draw studio in Ruskin, people can find her in front of a classroom at Apollo Beach Elementary School. Here shes instructing students on incorporating colors and shapes for a simple, balanced look. Kelsy Artega, Max Duckstein and Juliet Hinkley work hard to create the shapes as they are instructed.

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18 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011working with cats. Both said cats know what they need and therefore always have a reason that makes sense to them for any behavior they exhibit. The history of domestic cats is long and interesting, Slaughter said. They are a fascinating animal. Theyre absolutely awesome. Slaughters love of cats comes through at the cat clinic where he treats sick cats and also gives well check ups and exams. The clinic is one of only three in the state of Florida licensed to treat hyperthyroidism in cats, which is becoming a wide-spread disease as the domestic cats life All about cats%  expectancy continues to increase. Where once cats were expected to live 8 to 10 years, now the average lifespan is between 12 to 13 years, with many exceptions, up to age 36 a record currently held by a cat in England according to Cat Fancy magazine. OShea pointed to the 36-yearold cat as an example of what can be accomplished by maintaining a pets proper exercise and food. Theyre just like humans. If we eat junk food every day, we have a greater chance of getting sick and shortening our life expectancy, OShea said. But if we read the labels on the cans and know what were putting into our PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPat OShea, owner of Kitten Sittin in Tampa, gives classes about cats at area libraries and functions. An expert, she has cared for more than 400 cats during her career. She recently gave a talk and slide presentation called All About Cats at the South Shore Library. bodies, get proper exercise and take good care of ourselves, we can see the results in a longer, healthier life. OShea said reading cat food labels can be tricky. Packaging can often persuade a buyer with words like light and fat free. But OShea challenges with statements such as, Light as compared to what? The same companys other brand? We really dont know. Cats digestive systems are not like humans, she explained. Sometimes in the wild, theyll get full and then not eat again for three or four days. So if you leave food down all the time and they eat it, youre asking for trouble. Also, what is good for humans may not be good for cats. So, words like contains vegetables, arent a good thing when it comes to cat food. She reminded the participants that the first four ingredients on the label are what make up the bulk of any food. OShea passed out cans of wet cat food and bags that once contained dry kibble. People who came to hear her talk read the ingredients while she explained how they affected cats. Cats are carnivores. In the wild they are the most efficient hunters on the planet. Their teeth are designed for tearing and their digestive systems are designed to process meat, she said. So they need protein. You need to really read the labels on the cans to be sure theyre getting it. Many of the cans had corn meal and wheat gluten as the second or third ingredient. This, and byproduct meal another popular filler is not protein, she said. Protein mobilizes fat. According to Dr. Slaughter, the ideal weight for a small breed cat is from 5 to 7 pounds; a medium breed, 7 to 10 pounds and a large breed 10 to 14 pounds. A severely overweight cat can develop any number of diseases, he said. Many new cat diseases are now being discovered because of cats new longevity, he said. Right now, the main diseases cats get are from renal problems, including kidney failure Hyperthroidism is another growing problem, he explained. Just remember, cats are obligate carnivores and feed them accordingly, he said. He also had some other recommendations. Because many older people have bleeding issues, their cats can be safely declawed if only the front paws are done and they are done at a very young age, between 12 and 16 weeks, he said. For their safety, only the front paws should be done, never all four in case they get outside, because then they will have no defense, he added. Both OShea and Slaughter are concerned not only with cats health but with their enjoyment. During her presentation, OShea showed photographs of her cats playing with cat toys. The best cat toy is the one with a human at the end of it, she said. Participants agreed. Callie Kerwin owns two cats from the same litter, a male and female, both rescue cats, 9 years old. I always had dogs, but when I became disabled I went to cats because they didnt demand as much care. Now Kerwin says life wouldnt be the same without her cats. Frances Decilio, also of Riverview, has 11 cats. She said she started rescuing them from the streets about 10 years ago. She had one, named Tiger, who lived to be 19 years old. They just wander up, and I cant turn them away. If someone came to your door asking for a sandwich, wouldnt you give them a sandwich? she asked. To find out more about OShea, or Kitten Sittin call 813-8466717. Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic is located at 715 S. U.S. 41 in Ruskin. Its telephone number is 813-645-6411. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPeople in the audience are shocked at whats really in some of the cat food they buy.

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X When its your turn to call the plays on game day food, you need recipes that are easy to make, easy to eat, and will feed a crowd of hungry fans. These four recipes from celebrity chefs Pat and Gina Neely are a must for your football fanatics. The recipes make it easy to please the football crowd, and Kraft Foods Huddle to Fight Hunger makes it easy to help your neighbors in need. According to Feeding America, more than 50 million Americans thats do something about it. www.facebook.com/KraftFightHunger, Kraft Foods will help donate one meal to Feeding America. Last year, Kraft Foods and their family of iconic brands donated more than 20 million meals. Its mission this year is to help donate 25 million meals. the Kraft Fight Hunger Facebook page and you will help feed your neighbors.Tailgate Turkey Pile-OnPrep Time: 10 minutes 1 12-inch loaf Italian bread with sesame seeds, sliced in half horizontally 1/4 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Cracked Pepper Reduced Fat Mayonnaise 24 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 6 slices Oscar Mayer fully cooked Bacon, crisped 1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 1/4 cup sliced black olives 1/4 cup drained roasted red pepper strips Hollow top of bread slightly; another use. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread. Fill with remaining ingredients. Slice into 6 (2-inch) pieces. Tailgating Tip: To make for easy eating, wrap sandwich in parchment paper (like at a sandwich shop) and then slice with a serrated knife. Wrap in foil for transport. How to feed football fans Its a WIN-WIN! Zesty 100 Yard Bites 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 12 slider buns 12 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Honey Ham 12 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Slow Roasted Roast Beef 3 Kraft Big Slice Colby Jack Cheese Slices, cut into quarters 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 12 slices 12 Claussen Bread N Butter Pickle Chips 12 stuffed green olives Mix mayo, Sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Spread each bun with 1/2 tablespoon (1 1/2 teaspoons) mayo mixture. Fill each bun with 1 folded slice each of ham and roast beef, a cheese slice quarter, tomato slice and pickle. Top each bun with a small decorative bamboo skewer, skewered with an olive. Substitute: Substitute hot pepper sauce for the Sriracha sauce.Potato Dog Skins 3 large baking potatoes (2 lbs., baked) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 Oscar Mayer Selects Premium Beef Franks 1/3 cup Bulls-Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, warmed 1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses 1/3 cup Breakstones or Knudsen Sour Cream 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives Heat grill to medium heat. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and spoon out the flesh, leaving half-inch shells. Mix garlic and melted butter. Brush potatoes on both sides with garlic butter mixture. Grill franks 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through, turning occasionally; slice into rounds. Grill potatoes until crisp, about 4 to 4 minutes on each side. Spoon sliced franks into the potato shells; drizzle with barbecue sauce and top with cheese. Grill until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and chives. Alternative Cooking Method: If you prefer, bake the buttered potato skins in a 250F oven until crisp, about 15 minutes, before adding the toppings. Fill as directed and bake 5 minutes more. Chipotle Chile Mac and CheesePrep Time: 20 minutes 1 package (14 ounces) Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce 1 pound lean ground beef 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 3/4 cup Kraft shredded cheddar cheese 6 Ritz crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup) Prepare dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown beef with onion and bell pepper in large minutes. Drain. Add meat mixture to prepared dinner and stir in chipotle pepper. Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with green onions, cheese and cracker crumbs. is hot. Tailgating Take Along: Make your casserole in a disposable foil pan. heat until mixture is golden and heated through. Tip: For additional heat, increase to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Substitute: Prepare using extralean ground beef and Kraft 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

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20 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Melanoma / Skin Cancer SCREENINGDont ignore that suspicious mole any longer.... Getting screened could save your life!!The Skin Cancer Centers Dermatology AssociatesCall for an appointment 813-634-1455NOW OFFERING: 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an 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. Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Permanent Makeup~ Eyebrows, Liner and Lips ~813-562-7485 Sun City Center FWC PHOTOThese hatchling alligators were caught by Duval and Scroggins, who were later caught and jailed by FWC officers. The alligators were set free.Bushnell men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology projectGAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earths ecological health to occur on UFs 9,100-acre Ordway-Swisher Biological Station property in Putnam County. The project, known as the National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, is a 30-year, continentalscale program to track ecological responses to environmental shifts such as climate change, land-use modifications and invasive species introductions. The project includes 20 core sites that represent different areas of North America. The OrdwaySwisher site near Melrose will serves as the core site for NEONs Southeastern domain, which stretches from North Carolina to Texas. Partnering with NEON will strengthen the linkages between the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station and key ecological observatories across the continent, said John Hayes, Ordway-Swisher director and interim dean for research in UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The data we collect in cooperation with NEON will provide a cutting-edge look at our nations ecological health and will help provide solutions to build a sustainable future, he said. In addition to generating critical ecological data, Hayes said the partnership will establish the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station as a hub for environmental research in the Southeast. The Ordway-Swisher Biological Station provides a relatively pristine environment for long-term research, educational opportunities and conservation activities. Since its lands have had restricted access throughout most of its history, the areas forests and wetlands are preserved in a state similar to what the first explorers and settlers found upon their arrival in Florida. This unspoiled habitat makes OrdwaySwisher a perfect place to gauge the effects of environmental change. Data collected from OrdwaySwisher will be combined with data from other NEON sites to create a comprehensive picture of environmental change across the continent. Studies planned for the site include measuring carbon cycling and soil and water characteristics and tracking populations of birds, mammals, insects and vegetation.UF/IFAS PPHOTO BY T TYLER JONEsSThe sun is low on the horizon as seen from a small lake on UFs Ordway-Swisher property close to Melrose, Fla.Other sites that that have recently reached land-use agreements with NEON include Harvard Universitys Harvard Forest in Massachusetts, the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in North Dakota and Steigerwaldt Land Services in Wisconsin. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer David Straub and FWC Reserve Officer John Parrish surprised two Sumter County men early Thursday morning as the men came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators. Robert Bo Martin Duval and Christopher Cork Scroggins, both of Bushnell, were booked into Lake County jail early Thursday on felony possession/capture of hatchling alligators and misdemeanor conspiracy charges. Duval had additional felony charges of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. The firearms were concealed under some vegetation in the boat. FWC officers were on surveillance at the Montverde boat ramp when the two men returned from their night of capturing the hatching alligators on Lake Apopka in Lake County. You have got me, and I have a lot of alligator hatchlings, Duval said as the officers approached him and Scroggins. Unfortunately, there is an illegal market for hatchling alligators, and people who participate in this type of poaching have no regard for our resources or the laws that protect them, said Straub. Officers returned the hatchlings to the lake alive. Duval and Scroggins later bailed out on $13,000 and $3,000 bonds, respectively. Charges are pending against a woman who assisted the two men at the boat ramp, and the incident is still under investigation.Possessing/capturing hatchling alligators is a third-degree felony, which, on conviction, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.To report alligator and other fish, wildlife or boating violations, please call the 24-hour Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).Need to advertise?Call one of our account executives today!The Observer News 813-645-3111

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6 Adult Program/Event Highlights September 22 to 28 Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs* Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software* Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders* Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People* Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY FISH TALESRuskin Bait and Tackle planning a Spot Tournament Our bay waters are teeming with redfish. There are so many redfish schools that Ruskin Bait and Tackle is having a Spot Tournament. An old legend says the spot on the redfish is the finger print Jesus left on the fish he used when he fed the multitude with loaves of bread and fish. If you are a novice and cant tell a redfish from any other, it is the one you catch that has a round black spot, just above the tail. The average or normal fish has just one spot, but there are those who have caught a redfish with more than one round spot. With this in mind Ruskin Bait and Tackle came up with the Spot Tournament. The entry fee is $25 with the tournament running from the first day of every month to the last Saturday of the month. There is a $350 winner prize, based on 20 entries. If there is a tie, the money will be divided. The winner will be the one that has caught fishes with more spots than the others. There will be a daily spot count. For more information, call (813) 642-8771 or stop by Ruskin Bait and Tackle, Highway 41 South, Ruskin. You can only keep one redfish of legal size of not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches per day, so take your camera along or that may not be in the rules, so keep the legal size ones with the most spots. In this day and age, there are not many anglers who fish for mullet like Floridians for generations using a line and a pole. It is more of a specialty -not com plicated but difficult to learn how to set the hook and retrieve the fish. I know only a few of the older anglers and some of the newer ones that still can master hook and line mullet catching. Light tackle is recommended. About a eighttest line and your spinning outfit will work. Those from the older generation still use a cane pole and a small hook. Try a 0-1 hook with a split shot about five inches above the hook, and a bobber a foot or so above this. When the bobber moves, jerk your line. You might just catch a mullet if you cast into the school, if your ball of oatmeal or bread you were using for bait stayed on your hook. Mullet are vegetarians, so bait for them is chicken feed, oatmeal, stale bread, or mash. If you see a school, try chumming them first with whatever you brought along for bait. They will stay around long enough for you to cast your line. It is sort of like fishing for sheepshead. When the mullet bumps your line, jerk, and set the hook. Dont try this in fast flowing water; try in a quiet canal where the water flow is low.By Jonie Maschek I suggest that you get some buddies together and try mullet fishing with a hook and line, and see how much fun it is. Maybe Ruskin Bait and Tackle, will make this their next tournament. Snook season did not open in our area, but it did open on the East Coast. We had the freeze, the east coast didnt, so that is the reason, we are still closed. Still catch and release here. Lots of good fish catches were coming in on boats at Williams Park this week. It was a great fishing week. Flounder was a popular catch. It is a white lean fish and a great tablefare. Sheepshead were the most popular catch for the anglers who fished from shore. They are boney, ugly, have sharp fins -but keep them, clean them, and cook them, their lean white meat is great for any dinner table. For great fishing, I am told to target your spot, anchor a bit above it and cast into it, so you wont spook your school. If you cant locate a school of fish, follow the birds. They are traveling along with the fish, eating the smaller ones are left. Anglers say Spanish mackerel are the best at 25 feet of water. Make fishing a fun day, and profitable too, by eating your catch. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.

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19 23 You, Me, and Businessat the potential thats there for the Chamber and anyone who wants to use it for business. The St. Pete Times gurus will be teaching the workshop on Thursday, and I know the attendees there will be equally as blown away as I was. We do live in the technology age and to deny it and not utilize its capabilities is a very shortsighted business move. I truly believe those companies who do not embrace social media will be left behind. That being said, I personally dont want to do business with someone I just met over the Internet. I do business with people I know, who have been in the community a while or who may By Dana Dittmar There are two schools of thought on networking. The conventional wisdom says the more you are known in the community, the more people will feel comfortable doing business with you. The newer thought says face-toface networking is pass. Its time consuming and not at all efficient, and the new way to go is to meet people online through Facebook, Linkedin, My Space and other social media sites. I believe we should learn from both schools and do both. This Thursday will be a perfect blend of the two. At 4 p.m., Payant Financial will hold a workshop to educate local businesses on how to use Facebook to increase their customer base. The workshop will be followed by our monthly Business Card Exchange where we network the old fashioned way. Even though I have a Facebook page, its an odd week when I check it more than once. We all know Im a technophobe. But when I attended a workshop on Facebook at the St. Pete Times offices in Riverview, I was amazed be new, but are involved in lots of local activities. Thats where old fashioned networking comes in. Personal relationships build not only trust but a common bond. Robyn Payant will host our networking social this week with the theme of Chardonnay, Chocolate and Cabernet. Its hard to turn down wine and chocolate. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to bring a door prize that fits the theme along with lots of business cards to exchange. Many of the faces there will be people I have known for a decade. There will also be plenty of new members who will be eager to meet others. Its great to use Facebook to find other business owners who can either be customers or who can complement the products and services you have to offer. But once you have found them, its even greater to get to know them personally. So Ill be there Thursday night with my bottle of Cabernet, hoping to meet someone with Godiva chocolates. Now thats what I call networking!By: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber NewsThe South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at The Alley in Riverview for open bowling, then meet at Applebees (across from The Alley) for dinner afterward. If you do not bowl, join them for dinner. This activity is scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month. For more information, or to Meet at The Alley in Riverview 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ELECTROLYSISLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 Riverview Flea Market34,000 sq. ft.Air Conditioned Accepting New Vendors Low Monthly & Daily Rates7415 Hwy. 301 S. Riverview, FL 33578813-671-9315Hours: Wed. Fri. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. BOOTHS as low as$75 per monthBooth Special1/2 OFFFirst Months Rent Mentors make an impact on schoolsReddick Elementary School is new to the Wimauma area, just starting its fourth year. As the school grows, so does the need for helped Reddick implement two well-needed programs, Jim Butner. volunteering, call (813) 634-0809. Oscar Gonzalez-Tolentin Emily Vasquez Kelniarys Perez-Hernandez Kimberly Lopez-Hernandez Destiny Villanueva Jonathan Galicia Jeneve Villarreal Reddick Elementary School announces its Terrific Kids for SeptemberTERRIFIC stands for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Influential, Friendly, Impeccable and Caring.Arianna Rodriguez Jack Evans Allison Carrillo Kelyn Mejia Josue Rodriguez-Cisnero Jamari Carter Belinda Solis Mario Guerrero Justin Corns Samanta Toledo Aracely Trejo Angel Dubon-Centeno Jose Gomez-Silva Elvis Moreno Itzel Lorenzana-Deleon Esmeralda Jara Damien Neri Guadalupe Vera John Duran-Malave Ayana Shaw Selena Nunez Aracelys Galicia Johnny Carranco Monserrat Lopez Liliana Perez Fernando Davila Joseph Noriega Esmeralda Valdiviez Nick Gomez Whitley Florrisant Candy Rocha Adrian Morales make a reservation, call Patti at (813) 634-7171. A cruise around the bay has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, originating in Sarasota, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Call for more information, as your prepaid reservation must be received at the church by Sunday, Sept. 25, for your reservation to be honored. Other events scheduled include meeting at the Alpha Pizza House in Apollo Beach at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 for dinner, music and dancing by Thor Stevens. This is now a monthly activity scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month. Thor is scheduled to play on Saturdays. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Get your business going!!Advertise with The Observer News. We reach over 40,000 households a week in the South Shore area!Call us!813-645-3111

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$ $ $What we don't seeWhen you are planning to sell your home and think you have it in selling condition, go through and take pictures of each room as well as the house outside from the front and back. Also, take pictures of the garden if there is one. Then look at the pictures. Very often we get so used to the way things are that we don't really see the clutter, bad paint job, tired decor, scuffs and stains, etc. Using photos can help you see the forest for the trees, and with digital cameras, there is really no cost to doing this. Evelyn Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. X SCC OBSERVER DATE, 2009 22 25 Trusted by Physicians & Patients Alike 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 9/30/11. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate Dr. Robert A. NormanBoard Certified DermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosBrandi Broughton, PA-COffering Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products and services Physician of the Year2005 813-880-7546 Baby Boomers should start their Medicare planning early by Ross Blair (NAPSA) -Here's some Medicare advice every baby boomer should adhere to: Don't wait until the last minute to plan or enroll. You have the option to change your drug coverage each year, and some plan types allow you to enroll at any time. But it can cost you money if you wait too long or make a bad choice. Here are five tips for Medicare newcomers. 1. Learn the basics. There are two basic ways to cover yourself: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage plan. If you choose Original Medicare, you'll likely also need a separate prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). And you may want a Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plan to fill in some gaps in Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans typically include a prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). Some may also provide things like vision and dental coverage. 2. Choose an affordable plan. Calculate your income: Social Security benefits, pensions, etc. Then, list your expenses: mortgage/rent, food, etc. Balance the two and see what you have left for Medicare coverage. There are Medicare plans available with no monthly premiums, beyond the standard Social Security deductions for parts A and B. If you know what you can afford, it's easier to shop. 3. Evaluate your health. Talk to your doctor about your health and long-term health risks. Then, look for coverage that fits your specific needs. Be aware that some Medicare supplement plans charge a higher premium based on your age, so be sure to consider this when evaluating the long-term costs of a specific plan. 4. Get the right drug benefit. If you take prescription drugs, a drug comparison tool like the one at www.PlanPrescriber.com can help you pick a plan that covers your drugs at the lowest possible cost. Not all drug plans cover the same drugs, at the same price or in the same quantities. Trying to calculate the costs on your own is daunting, but a drug comparison tool makes it easy. Do this every year during the annual enrollment period. 5. Challenge brand loyalty. Some plans come from companies you've heard of. Investigate brands you trust but also consider plan prices. All Medicare Supplement plan types (there are 10: A,B,C,D,F,G,K,L,M and N) must offer the same benefits. A K supplement plan from one insurer must, by law, cover the same services as a K supplement plan from another insurer in the same area. But costs for Ks can vary widely. Use an online comparison tool to compare benefits and prices side by side and make an informed decision. 6. Ask for help. There are resources online, by phone and in person. You can call PlanPrescriber at (800) 404-6968 or call the State Health Insurance Assistance Program or the federal government's (800) MEDICARE. Mr. Blair is president and CEO of PlanPrescriber, Inc., a leading provider of comparison tools and educational materials for Medicarerelated insurance products. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information provided by PlanPrescriber. GAINESVILLE University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the bodys innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection. The discoveries offer insight into why some trauma patients survive their initial injuries but die from seemingly less serious causes soon afterward. Were able to bring them through the trauma with an 80 percent or higher success rate, and then after a few weeks in the hospital they succumb to secondary infections, like pneumonia and urinary tract infections, said Matthew Delano, M.D., Ph.D., a UF surgical resident. Researchers, including Delano and Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor and vice chairman of research in UFs department of surgery, say understanding the chemical signals that help direct immunity may lead to improved therapies for patients with suppressed immune systems, such as those with critical injuries, HIV and cancer, who need extra help fighting infections. In an article published in the July issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the scientists describe how B cells, a specific type of white blood cell, release a chemical called CXCL10 to trigger inflammation and the deployment of cells designed to fight any pathogens or foreign matter. Previously, B cells were thought to be involved only in the bodys adaptive immune response, which recognizes invaders, proliferates and responds more effectively to subsequent encounters. The innate immune response is more generic and wasnt thought to convey any long-lasting immunity to specific threats.UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the bodys immune responseWhat we showed, which is actually quite revolutionary, is that B cells modulate the early innate immune response, Moldawer said. A review of the paper appeared in the August issue of Nature Reviews Immunology. In a separate study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology, researchers identified a protein called stromal cellderived factor 1, known as SDF-1, that directs the release of neutrophils, another type of white blood cell, from the bone marrow to the site of infection. Neutrophils will attack any pathogen and are one of the bodys first weapons used to fight infection. Bone marrow usually makes SDF-1, but stops production when an infection begins. Tissues at the infection site start making the protein instead, and neutrophils migrate to the areas with the highest concentrations of SDF-1. Once there, they battle the invading pathogens. If we block this increase (in SDF-1 in the infected area), then we dont see a mobilization, Moldawer said. Moldawer said SDF-1 also speeds neutrophils development from stem cells and increases their bacteria-killing properties. The identification of SDF-1 and of CXCL10 in activating the bodys innate immune response could pave the way for medicines that stimulate innate immunity in immune-suppressed patients. Scientists from the University of California,-Los Angeles, Yale University, Duke University Medical Center, Osaka University, Merck Research Laboratories and the University of Virginia also helped with the studies. The next step is to ask whether giving SDF-1 can improve outcomes in patients that have reduced numbers of inflammatory cells due to chemotherapy, malnutrition, etc., Moldawer said. The researchers will ask the same question about CXCL10. Richard Hotchkiss, M.D., a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, applauded the researchers efforts to find new approaches to fighting infection and preventing and battling sepsis. Sepsis is a serious complication of infection in which the immune system becomes overactive and disrupts normal blood flow. The condition can lead to organ failure. Hotchkiss was not involved in the research. Using drugs which can upor downregulate host immunity would be a nice accompanying approach to sepsis, he said. Rather than just focusing on antibiotics, we should be focusing on drugs which can improve patient immunity and their ability to fight off new, secondary infections.

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26 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchGrowing by Faith from Generation to Generation 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service and Sunday School at West Campus (S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin) 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service and 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus (1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center)ALL WORSHIP SERVICES WITH HOLY COMMUNION AND HEALING HOLY OIL Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Area Places of WorshipSouth Bay Church accepting food items Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Council gears up for seasonBoard members organize the Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church before their first meeting of the season in Conesa Center Oct. 5 following the 8 a.m. Mass. They are Karen Sochon, Christine Avella, Audrey Kartheiser, Anita Farney, Mae-Ellen Dowdy, Marlene Frederick, Lynn Whitmer and Joanne Frenzell. Jewish High Holiday scheduleBeth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center announces its High Holiday schedule. Rabbi Philip Aronson and Cantorial Soloist Sam Isaak will be leading services. Erev Rosh Hashanah will start at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Kol Nidre Service for Yom Kippur begins at 7:45 p.m.Friday, Oct. 7. Yom Kippur day will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Afternoon service will start at 3 p.m. Yiskor service will start at approximately 5 p.m. and will be followed by concluding services, the blowing of the shofar and Havdalah service. Members will receive tickets in the mail. There is no charge for members spouses, parents, children and their spouses and grandchildren and their spouses.Prince of Peace prepares for fall festivalThe Fall Festival of Crafts at Prince of Peace Catholic Church Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct 22 will provide people with the opportunity to start holiday shopping early. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. People will find a variety of handcrafted items including quilts, original artwork, ceramics, pottery, floral design, jewelry, quilted items, wood creations, personalized items, toys and holiday decor. More than 30 crafters and artisans will be on display with breakfast, lunch and beverage items available for purchase on both days. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located in Sun City Center at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., and the Festival takes place in the churchs Conesa Center on the first floor. For more information call Lynn at 941-723-8431.United Methodist Church announces free Fall Fun FestThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is having a free Fall Fun Fest featuring a Trunk or Treat for children Monday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, clowns, popcorn, balloons and live entertainment for the entire family. The Trunk or Treat portion of the event will also open at 5 p.m. with lots of candy and prizes. Children may come in costume if desired. For additional information about this and other events at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff or Amanda Jordan (813) 6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit the website at www.sccumc.com.Catholic women plan card party The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up a table in advance and attend the monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. Cards, pencils and tallies will be furnished. For more information call 813633-2460.How to prevent fallsSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church will hold a Fall Prevention Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Robin Watt and Margaret Kenny from the Sun City Fall Prevention Coalition will present information on how you can reduce your chance of falling with some simple changes to your daily routine and habits. Robin is an EMT on the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Margaret is a registered nurse who is certified in geriatric care. She serves as the Fall Prevention Coordinator for South Bay Hospital. The public is invited. For more information call Carol at 813-6341252. The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association plans a community sing Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maranatha Church of God, 101 6th Ave., in Ruskin. The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, For information call 813-6451538 or visit www.shmasouthshores.org.Churches participate in community sing South Bay Church, 13498 U.S. 301, just south of Big Bend Road, Riverview, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry in Tampa Bay. The community can help by bringing non-perishable food items and canned goods to the church Sunday, September 25. Collection boxes will be available. Services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Recovery and support groups meet on Mondays along with many other community offerings. Visit southbay.cc for more information on programs.h hThen the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:10 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Youth and age touch only the surface of our lives. C.S. Lewis

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 27Area Obituaries THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service ..................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School ..................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service .............................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ................ All Are Welcome Area Places of Worship 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSESVigil Mass Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Daily. .........................................................Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. Holy Days. ....................................... Espaol. ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:30 p.m. Confession. ......................Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. PastorSaint Anne Catholic Church Were more than just business cards...We print newsletters, bulletins, post cards, membership directories, tickets, posters, letterhead, envelopes, etc. Call us for ALL your church printing needs. 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING h h A maid worked for an artist, and every night she was fascinated by the form of a person emerging from the marble. One night she came in just as the artist was about to leave. For the first time she noticed the fully sculpted form. That, she exclaimed, is Abraham Lincoln. How did you know he was in there? The Lord looks at you and me and he sees not only what we are, but what we can be. One day He said to one, Youre Simon, a rickety character. But He added, You will be called Peter, a rocklike character. The Lord is the Master Sculptor. Let Him make your life beautiful, wont you? Visit TheSower.com 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Kathryn R. MinorKathryn Reichardt (Kay) Minor of Sun Center, Fla., born in Sligo, Penn., joined our Father in Heaven Wed. Sept. 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Albert Sr. Survivors include two sons, Albert, Jr. (Louise) and John (Amy); six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. As a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, she enjoyed singing in the choir. An avid golfer, she made three holes in one at ages 72, 76 and 80. She was involved in many activities including the ROA. She was an Executive Secretary for the Fenton Art Glass Company and later for Rich's Dept. Stores. Prior to retiring, she was a member of the National Secretaries Association and won the Secretary of the Year award for the Georgia division in May 1969. Even with all her golfing and professional accomplishments, her family was her greatest pride and joy. Her memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, Fla., 33573, a reception will follow in room 30. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.Paul Edward GoodmanPaul Edward Benny Goodman, successful builder and developer, passed away August 21 at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla. with his family near, after a 92 year wild ride of amazing life experiences. He was born Jan. 8, 1919 on the family farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio to Edward W. and Matilda (Gonya) Goodman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Paula Forsythe, as well as his siblings, Leona DaRooge, John Goodman, Marie Twynham, Genevra Goodman, and a brother Peter (James) Goodman. He is survived by his best friend and wife of nearly 70 years Jeanne (Mittan) Goodman, and a daughter Bethann Close and her husband Geoff of Virginia. Also surviving are grandchildren Marcia (Steve) Smith and Jackie (Kevin) Adams of Florida, Vanessa (Greg) Rubino of North Carolina, and Megan Close of California. Paul was fortunate and thrilled to have been able to meet and play with his great-grandchildren Paul and Grace Rubino, who also survive. He met Jeanne in 1938 at a skating rink, and they were married Sept. 25, 1941. Their first daughter Paula was born in August 1942, and Bethann, their second daughter, arrived in March of 1948. He served for three years during World War II with the 1881st Aviation Engineers Division A group stationed in the Philippines, Australia and New Guinea. He and his team built Clark Fields landing strips and military residences, offices and operations buildings under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur. Many of these structures are still operational today. After the war, he returned to Fremont, Ohio starting his own company, Paul Goodman Homebuilder in the early 1950s. He was a private airplane pilot, and had a boat afloat for most of his life in either Lake Erie or Tampa Bay. An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing 18 holes most days after he retired in the early 1980s, achieving the elusive Hole-In-One ---three times. He was a Tennessee Squire and a Kentucky Gentleman. He and Jeanne were world travelers, visiting 35 foreign countries, and all 50 of the United States. The family would like to thank LifePath Hospice Cranberry Team, and Dr. Mathews, and the staff at South Bay Hospital, plus a special thank you to the staff at Sun City Senior Living. A private ceremony was held in Ohio in late August. Memorial contributions to honor Pauls life can be made to the Shiners Hospitals for Children. (www. shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607).Delores A. FarnworthDelores A. Farnworth, 89, of Sun City Center, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Delores was a winter resident and would return to Birmingham, MI. She was involved in line dancing, and other community activities. Delores was the beloved wife of the late Cecil Farnworth; loving mother of Peggi (Walter) Bindner; Christopher (Anne) Farnworth and the late Thomas Farnworth; dear grandmother of Katie and Sarah Bindner, Laina; and Kenna Farnworth; sister of the late Lorraine Menard; sister-in-law of Emdee Farnworth; aunt of Steve (Susan) Carbone, Belinda Farnworth, and Donna (Tim) Keogh; great-aunt of Brian, Laura, Danny, and Nathan. A Memorial Service was held at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Please share a memory at: www.cremationmichigan.com. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5Short & sweetADAMS RIBIn Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adams ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, Johnny what is the matter? Little Johnny responded, I have a pain in my side. I think Im going to have a wife.IN THE BEGINNINGA little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed between the pages. Momma, look what I found, the boy called out. What have you got there, dear? his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boys voice, he answered: I think its Adams suit!THOU SHALT?A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to honor thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters? Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, Thou shall not kill.WHALE OF A STORYA little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah. The teacher asked, What if Jonah didnt go to heaven? The little girl replied, Then you ask him.

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F F urniture, lawn tools, clothing, dishes, etc. T T his sale will be F F riday, S S aturday & S S unday. 8am-2pm. 1154 Monette R Rd., RRiverview.L Large garage sale. 1202 Chester9/23 & S S aturday 9/24, 8am-1pm. family clothing, truck tool box, workout gym, Motorcycle helmet, jet ski $3,500. Moving sale. 9/24, 8am-? I I nside & out. F Furniture, dishes, antiques, small appliances, pictures, misc. F Furniture, household, linens, many many items, S Saturday, 9/24, 9am2pm. 419 D D omino D D r., S S outh, A A lmost N N ew T T hrift S S tore. 10008 3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G G ibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateMulti Family Sale SSept 23 & 24, 8am-1pm. FFollow electronics, household dolls, chairs. 330 furnitureFURNITUREDRDR furniture: Beautiful E Ethan A Allen 2 upholstered arm chairs, buffet $400. SSCC. 813-634-1212 335 MusicUSICPianos used from $300. Piano, vocal, instrumental lessons. I Instruments/ accessories, print music. Pianorama, 109 7th A A ve., NE NE R R uskin. 813-645-1774 338 estateESTATE saSALeEYY ou can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net Thrift Stor e1424 E. College Av e. 813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Luthera n Church W y, Fr y y9 a.m. Noon Movies, Music and Book SaleBOGO on All Entertainment ItemsAlso Secret Sale Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Beocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comA nne's Estate Sales Fri. & Sat., Sept. 23 & 24 7 a.m. to noon1811 Ft. Duquesna Dr., SCCPARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954Entertainment Center, Broyhill Sofa & Queen Sleeper, Glass Top End & Coffee Ta ble, Dinette Ta ble w/Chairs, Bedroom Furniture, Patio Ta ble w/Chairs, Wicker Sofa & Loveseat, Dining Room Suite, Wicker Coffee & End Ta ble, Loveseat/ Sleeper, Bookcases, Singer Magic Press, Keller Extension Ladde r, Sears Cargo Carrier, Singer Sewing Machine, Bench Grinder, Gas Grill, Lots of Audio, Radio & Ham Equipment, Spode China, Collectables, Jewelry, Tools (Electric & Manual), Household, Kitchen and Misc. 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Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $299,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION on 4.7 Acre Parcel (MOL) in a very convenient location, minutes from Hwy 674 and I-75. Great area for a small development or your own private estate. $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. $299,900,CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 RENTALS IN RUSKIN & APOLLO BEACH! Almost new 3BR/2BA townhome with a 1car garage and loaded with special features. Water and basic cable are included in rent. $1,050 per month with a one-year lease. 2BR/2BA condo in Anchor Point, $850 per month. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201. JUST BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH! This Sun City Center spacious house offers 2BR/2BA, garage, is perfectly maintained and elegantly furnished! Split BR plan, walk-in-closet in MBR, tiled BA, breakfast nook in kitchen, inside utility-room and enclosed lanai. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2BR/2BA PERFECTLY MAINTAINED DOUBLEWIDE: Furnished, huge MBR, bright liv-din-room with bay windows, breakfast nook, inside utility, screen porch, carport, 3 sheds, and a beautiful corner lot. Roof new in 2008. No association fees. $59,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE AND NICE: Close to everything, this 2BR/1BA furnished mobile-home has enclosed Fla-Rm, screen porch, shed, and double roof. Washer & dryer included. Nice lot, high and dry, no HOA. $30,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED REMARKABLE RIVERFRONT with owners requesting ridiculous offers. Updated 3BR/2BA on double lot, open flowing plan ideal for entertaining, screen room and deck overlooking lush tropical landscaping and water. Includes boat! Must see at $249,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DIRT CHEAP. Two pieces of cheap dirt: Vacant single family lot in Apollo Beach which once had home, so no impact fees. $18,500, and 14+ acres in Ruskin owned by bank which once had owner with subdivision plans. Banks loss could be your gain at $155,000. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 AWESOME HOME IN SUN CITY CENTER!! 2BR/2BA 2-car garage and conveniently located to all of the amenities that Sun City Center has to offer. Built in 1994 this home been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. You dont even have to mow your lawn as lawn maintenance is part of the homeowners association agreement!! 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. All this for only $135,000. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 FOUR BEDROOM HOME on pond and conservation lot in desirable Bloomingdale community. Immediate occupancy no problem, split bedroom plan for extra privacy, eat-in kitchen with separate formal dining, open and spacious, beautiful oak shaded front yard, and so much more! Asking $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NETTIES EST AT E SALES2334 Emerald Lake Dr. Sun City CenterThur.-Fri., Sept. 22-237 a.m. to NoonC ontents Include: Beautiful Light Pine Queen Bedroom Set, Kitchen Ta b le w/Chairs on Casters, Dining Room Ta b le w/Chairs, Re c lining Sofa, Dolphin Lamp & End Ta b les, Christmas Deco r, Music Bo x es, Nautical Decor, Dulcimer, Beautiful Silk Plants, Automat ic Garbage Can Kitchenwa re Knickknacks & Collect ibles, Clothing, Live Animal T rap, Fishing Gear Po we r T ools, Hand To o ls, Craftsman Scroll Sa w, Kobalt W ork Bench, Lawn Decor, Brinkmann 4-Burner Gas Grill, Magic Chef Chest Freezer PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See Y ou There! The Village Shoppes Flea MarketCorner of Hwy. 41 and 19th Ave. NE RUSKIN (across from McDonalds)We are an upscale, indoor, climatecontrolled ea market with shops of vendors offering a wide variety of new and used merchandise. Open 5 days a weekFIRST MONTH FREEUtilities included (ask for details) START YOUR BUSINESS TODAY! See Manager toRESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! GRAND OPENING NERIs BARBER SHOPat your serviceSenior Haircuts .......$10 Regular Haircuts ....$12 Womens Haircuts ...$12106 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. $ 2 offany HaircutExp. 10/6/11 Beautiful Florida Furniture, Chromcraft Whitewash Table w/4 Chairs, White Dinee Set, Glass Top Table w/4 Chairs, Buet, Sofas, End & Coee Tables, Twin Whitewash Wicker Beds, Motorized Twin Bed, Recliner, Queen Beds, Desktop Tellesensory Machine, Computer Desk, TVs, Sligh Desk, File Cabinets, TV Stand, Wicker Chest, Patio Furniture, Artwork, Silks, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen, and Garage Items. www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1104 Beach Blvd. Sun City Center(off N. Pebble Beach Blvd.) PLEASE PARK ON SALE SIDE OF STREETFri. & Sat., Sept. 23-24 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793

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32 SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 service prompt and unobtrusive. Open for all meals, Saras Crepe Cafe is a sit-down (indoor or outdoor) European-style restaurant. This elegant caf features live music on weekends. The highlight of our visit though was the time we spent talking with Margarita whose warmth, love and professionalism is palpable throughout the cafe. With its affordable prices, imaginative menu and Margarita, I look forward to a return visit on my next trip to St. Augustine. Another find, across the street from Flagler College, was Caf Alcazar in the Lightner Museum building. This elegant restaurant recently reopened under the aegis of restaurateur George Chryssaidis. The building in which Caf Alcazar is located was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler and featured the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. Caf Alcazar is located on what was the deep end of the pool. Surrounded by shops filled with antiques, 30 foot balconies topped by 50 foot glass roof frames, Caf Alcazar offers diners a unique old world dining experience. Excellent food at affordable prices is artistically prepared by Chef Jesse Espinosa. Live, non-amplified background music accompanies your dining experience. Caf Alcazar is open daily for lunch. There is much to experience in St. Augustine. The signature sight has to be Castillo de San Marcos. Built between 1672 and 1695, it is the oldest masonry fort in the Continental United States and spans the history of Florida from the early Spanish period to the end of the Seminole Indian Wars. Across the street from the fort is the new St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, definitely worth a visit. When the sun goes down, St. Augustines night life comes alive. A city this old is sure to have its share of apparitions and taking one of the famous and highly entertaining evening ghost tours is a must. An important place in St. Augustine is the Matanzas Bay waterfront. Four centuries ago pirates sailing in through the inlet invaded and razed the city. From the city marina, just south of the Bridge of Lions, there are boat and kayak rentals, fishing charters, and several sightseeing boats including the 72 topsail schooner FREEDOM. This Tall Ship features a two hour trip in St. Augustines bay under glorious billowing white sails without motor noise, loud music, or a blaring PA system. If you are lucky, you might be asked to help raise the sails. Its a wonderful respite from touring the city on foot, This is just a brief sketch of what is available to the visitor in St. Augustine. I have been there four times in the last two years and there are still things I want to see and do. For the first time visitor, a trip to the Visitors Center just two blocks north of the citys historic gates would be worthwhile as well as riding one of the sightseeing trams that traverse St. Augustine. Go to the St. Augustine web site floridashistoriccoast.com for information about events, sightseeing, lodgings and restaurants. St. Augustine The City of St. Augustine is the nations oldest permanently occupied European settlement, having been founded by the Spanish in 1565. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles came ashore and named a stretch of land near the inlet in honor of Augustine, a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on whose feast day, Aug. 28, land was sighted. Above, is the oldest wooden schoolhouse in America located on St. George Street, and at right, are the old city wall and gates leading into town.


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