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THE OBSERVER NEWS $100 OffWhole House Flooring Purchase* Cannot be combined with any other offer. Not valid on prior purchases, sale or clearance. Expires 11/30/11.Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) 813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Wave barriers promise erosion control for wading bird habitatExpanding Suncoast clinic meeting growing medical needs November 3, 2011 Volume 55 Number 41 By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netRUSKIN From a trailer with a leaky roof, collapsing walls and a reluctant air conditioner to a multispecialty, ultra-modern medical and dental clinic in 22,000-squarefeet of logistically designed space this is the history of the Suncoast Community Health Center here. The transition has taken place over 34 years, driven by the dedication of early volunteers, fueled by the foresight of several CEOs, supported by the devotion of medical and administrative staff, encouraged by the loyalty of patients and, most recently, boosted by a $3.7 million federal grant made possible by stimulus money earmarked in 2008. Saturday they commemorated it all with a re-dedication of the clinic on 14th Avenue S.E. and its services to the areas uninsured or under-insured families who might have very few options without it. Elected officials spoke, visitors toured the airy, enlarged building, the last three CEOs beamed and all present enjoyed an outdoor barbecue. The trailer in which the first clinic for migrant workers opened during 1977 is long gone and the operation that delivers medical services on a daily basis to all comers for fees based on income has undergone several metamor phoses over the decades. A year ago it was serving its clientele in a cramped 14,000 square foot facility showing age. Today it is expanded by another 8,000 square See SUNCOAST CLINIC, page 3 By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netGIBSONTON From longlegged herons to colorful spoonbills to darting oystercatchers, some of Floridas rarest, endangered, iconic wading birds begin their lives on Tampa Bays spoil islands here. Each spring, their parents return to small and heavily overgrown spits such as Sunken Island near the mouth of the Alafia River to share their designated retreat in general harmony with abundant rats and rattlesnakes as they nest, hatch and rear offspring. Audubons Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary in the Hillsborough Bay estuary is the most important wading bird colony in the state, according to Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hosting at least 18 species, it is considered the most diverse of such colonies in the continental United States. Yet, for some of those species, the numbers have been dwindling year after year. Population declines are being noted for the showy Snowy Egret and the graceful White Ibis, said Ann Paul, Audubon of Floridas regional coordinator. The Little Blue Heron, a treenester, is a species of special concern. The Least Tern has been driven to threatened species status by human development of the beaches it favors for nesting. The increasingly rare American Oystercatcher, feathered in black and white with a large orange-red bill, now is listed as a special concern as it tries to hold on in Hillsborough Bay. Even there, though, habitat is at risk; the island shorelines eroding, gradually but consistently washed away by the constant wave action generated through the wake of passing commercial and pleasure boats, in the process taking trees needed for roosting and dissolving sandy beach required for feeding. Sunken Island, for example, lays on a general east-west alignment www.ObserverNews.netFestival to rock South Hillsborough with local talentFamily friendly festival will feature well known acts in country, pop, and rock music along with Hovermode, a group of extremely talented young people from Rogers Middle School in RiverviewHovermode co-founder and guitarist Phil Cruz, 12, rocks out on a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW If you go to Rogers Middle School with any of the members of the band Hovermode, seek them out and give them a listen. If nothing else, chances are that youll be talking about them a few decades later at a class reunion. Hovermode is a Riverview-based rock band with time on their side. The members range in age from 12 to 14 and even with their ages combined, they are still younger than Mick Jagger or Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. But dont think the lack of years says anything about their sound or their See MUSIC FESTIVAL, see page 15 See WAVE BARRIERS, see page 18 The white ibis, also known as curlew, nests locally.PHOTO BY DON MARGESON MELODY JAMESON PHOTOLike a jaunty hat, entrance to the newly expanded Suncoast Community Health Center features a touch of whimsy before opening onto the enlarged, tiled receiving lobby. The $3.7 million project, made possible by a federal grant from stimulus funds, added 8,000 more square feet of space throughout the center and created a pleasant, updated environment for the thousands of local patients the center serves.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 3 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 11/30/11. 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. 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And that means more services for more patients, faster and more efficiently delivered, in a more pleasant environment, says Betsy Martinez, the clinics lead office manager. For example, there now are 15 exam rooms rather than five and seven different waiting areas rather than a single large one collecting all types of patients. There is an emergency medical department to handle cases that cannot wait; when minutes are critical. There is a section devoted entirely to obstetrics and gynecology as well as one focused solely on pediatrics. The medical roster also includes family practice and inter nal medicine. Theres a full-service dental clinic where teeth in any condition can be taken care of, from fillings and extractions to root canals and crowns. Denture services also are available. Then, theres the roomy laboratory performing a range of analyses, a pharmacy with cutting edge technology, close to the updated reception area, with its central desk, plus several admissions stations. Behind the scenes theres new infrastructure, including air conditioning, plumbing and electrical wiring, an intercom system, digitized medical records, plus a mail distribution center which handles all incoming and outgoing for the entire Suncoast network that now includes facilities in Plant City, Dover, Brandon as well as the recently-acquired Joyce Ely clinic, also in Ruskin. Also beyond what can be seen, points out Maria Flores, nursing supervisor, are the demonstrations Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to a European River Waterways Eventat the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce ofce(813) 634-3318 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN #1 CUSTOM COATING SINCE 1960 CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedEXTERIOR CAN INCLUDE TRIMLOWEST PRICE EVER!1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT SOLUTIONS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1495Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 11/30/11$300 OFF ROOF COATINGWith this coupon Suncoast clinic expands of staff planning which trumped the original interior design. For instance, in pediatrics, a sick child waiting area with plenty of windows to help overcome feelings of isolation was added at staff insistence. Ive been in nursing 30 years, Flores says with s smile, I know how important it is to avoid spreading germs between sick and well kids. There were a few disagreements, but we knew what we needed. Another innovation was added in the dental clinic where X-ray equipment is tucked into wall cabinets between examination rooms. A technician on either side of the wall can access the extending arm of the X-ray machine by opening the wall cabinet on her side. While the clinics mission is to help with health needs of the underand non-insured, the facilitys strong and enduring bond with the surrounding community brings others to its doors, says Bradley Herremans, current CEO. He remembers a 17-year-old girl, pregnant and without resources, who became first a client and then a committed friend. Today, that frightened teenager is grown, a banking executive and an active supporter of clinic programs. Her baby currently is a student at the University of South Florida. She tells us now, Herremans relates. Suncoast was there when I needed it. In the same vein, Flores recalls the patient who drove from Or lando with a rupturing aortic aneurysm, reaching the clinic just in time. She knew the doctors here and she wanted to be cared for only by them, the nursing supervisor says. And yes, we saved her life, she adds. Hers has not been the only life saved at the clinic, either, Flores notes. Another testimony to the clinics place in the community is the many former patients who now are employees among the 75 who work in the Ruskin facility, Herremans says. The network-wide staff numbers 270 at present, serving the health needs of a patient base of about 35,000, the CEO notes. Most staff members are bi-lingual, speaking either the Spanish of Mexico, Cuba and South America, or French and Creole. The most basic difference between a hospital and the clinic, Her remans emphasizes, is we deliver primary care, rather than highly specialized medical services. The clinic also turns no one away. The contemporary Suncoast Community Health Clinic that Martinez now describes as state of the art is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSMaria Flores, nursing supervisor at Ruskins Suncoast Community Health Center, demonstrated the ease and convenience of using dental X-ray equipment installed in wall cabinets between each treatment chair station during tours of the newly renovated center Saturday. The center offers a full range of dental services in its new onsite clinic. Center staff had a hand in creating innovative design features, aiming for more efficient treatment of patients in surroundings made as comfortable as possible for them. Flashing the pretty smile that is the objective of all competent dental work, Rebekah Bordner, 13, tried out one of the treatment chairs in the Suncoast Community Health Centers new mobile dental services coach. Rebekah, from Wimauma, toured the facility with family while attending the centers re-dedication following October completion of a massive renovation project throughout the facility that has been serving area residents for more than 30 years.

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Dont miss the Pet Adoption Expo this weekendAttend the Fall Tampa Pet Adoption Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. There will be 40+ rescue groups with over 500 adorable adoptables looking for their fur-ever homes. Check out 100+ pet-friendly exhibitors, see live demonstrations in agility, obedience training, pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes. Free admission. 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 ...... 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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! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r As many of you know, I present seminars on effective presentations. When I finish my threeor four-day sessions, I know if the partici pants dont use their newly acquired skills right away, they will begin to lose them. It is my practice to suggest that those people who are seeking to increase their ability in the public speaking arena join the largest communication self-help group in the world, Toastmasters International. This organization is made up of 270,000 members, in more than 100 countries in the world. The members come together in more than 13,000 clubs to practice the skills of speaking, listening and leadership. When one attends a Toastmasters meeting for the first time, the guest is allowed to simply observe the meeting and procedures. In most clubs, guests are given the oppor tunity, if they so choose, to give their impressions of the meeting. It may be well for a person considering Toastmasters to visit several clubs in the area since each club has a distinct personality. The common thread you will find in all clubs is they are very positive in the way they handle the personal growth of members. When one joins Toastmasters, they will find several skill-build ing activities. The most commonly known part of the program is the speaking portion. Someone first coming into Toastmasters receives a manual which outlines ten speech projects. You choose the subject of each of these speeches, which is normally five to seven minutes in length. Your challenge is to work on the speaking skill outlined for that speech, i.e., vocal variety, gestures, eye contact, etc. A second skill is learning to listen. While you are speaking, an appointed member will be listening intently to what you are sayingboth with their ears and with their eyes. When you have finished speaking, that person will stand and give an evaluation of how your speech appeared to them. When it is not your turn to be a speaker, you might fill this evaluation position. Toastmasters also learn leader ship skills. Since it is a participa tive program, there will be times when you will be called upon to be the Master of Ceremoniesor Toastmaster of the meeting, as the position is known in the organiza tion. You might be the Timer. Or By William Hodges it may be your job to evaluate the overall meeting; this position is called the General Evaluator. All these exercises help develop your leader ship skills as well as get you on your feet in front of an audience. As with anything new, what I have just described may sound overwhelming or even scary. But when you look out on the smiling faces of your fellow members, much of your fear will fade away. Being able to present your thoughts in an organized, persuasive and intelligent manner is one of the greatest skills you will ever learn. Do not let a fear of standing up in public stop you from receiving this valuable train ing. In the process, you will also form new friendships with intel ligent, motivated and highly positive people. To find out more about Toastmasters, I suggest you look in your computer at www. Toastmasters.org and then find the club locator. Most clubs welcome visitors and in the club directory you will find a contact number. Make the call. Get started. 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.comThe Largest Communication Organization in the WorldEvery 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. Feb. 12-19, 2012: Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fundraiser Cruise, 7 days from only $643.00. 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 Calling former Boy Scouts For a light breakfast to talk about Scouting in our area and ways to support the local Scouting programs. Feel free to bring your spouse to this event. The Scout Alumni breakfast will be hosted by Michael Langjahr from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home on 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. R.S.V.P. to Molly Blanton mblanton@boyscouting.com or call (813) 210-1788. The South Shore Senior Singles group, a new ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd., in Apollo Beach. Music will be provided by Thor Stevens for your listening and dancing enjoyment. They meet at the Alpha House the second Saturday of each month, and Thor Stevens is scheduled to provide the music each Saturday. For more information, call Patti at (813) 634-7171, or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Upcoming events: Bowling at The Alley in Riverview from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Sunday of the month (Nov. 27), then dining at Ruby Tuesdays in Gibsonton. Movie night is at 6 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Nov. 11), with light snacks, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The movie is Amazing Grace and begins at 6:30 p.m. A special Thanksgiving dinner with entertainment is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Creason Hall at the church. Cost is $8 and tickets must be purchased in advance at the church office, or during one of the church services. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. South Shore Senior Singles to meet

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X 8 5 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS New appointments made Florida. Spelling Bee postponed East Bay Watch Greeting Card Art Contest was ready for sale! The Friends of the SouthShore Schools. Look no farther for holiday greeting cards The Southwest Florida Water will increase efficiencies, reduce layoffs in the future. and workload, the faster we can get now. We either have to reduce our costs significantly or reduce our Reorganization in a recent Workload and Staffing viewing each Division and Pro and effectiveness. The restructur they do to increase efficiency and Maintenance & Construction Di struction of the District under one & Construction Division. This ties. The District is also reviewing that is needed. The District is also looking at the the District is considering creating issues. Reduction in Force is winding down. District staff will the District will have involuntary Board approves leaner and more efficient district Eastern Airlines Silverliners seek members ter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners ters throughout the United States. Guide Dogs. Eastern Airlines are invited to Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS

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X 10 7 6B 7 10 6 $10,000, there are ways to save that few people know about. For example, if a traditional funeral and burial is what youre interested in, you can save big at least 50 percent by purchasing your casket from a store versus the funeral home, and your funeral provider must accept it. Two good casket shopping resources that may sur prise you are Walmart (visit walmart.com and type in casket in their search engine) and Costco (costco.com) who offers its mem bers a large variety of caskets and urns at discounted prices. Another way to cut your funeral bill is to request a direct burial or direct cremation. With these options your body would be bur ied or cremated shortly after death which skips the embalming and viewing. If your family wants a memorial service they can have it at the graveside or at later without the body. These services usually cost between $1,000 and $2,000, not counting cemetery charges. Should You Prepay? Be aware that preplanning your funeral doesnt mean you have to prepay too. But if you are consider ing paying in advance, be cautious. Prepaid plans are not regulated by federal law and state regulation is uneven. Before you sign anything, here are some areas you need to be very clear on: what youre paying for before committing. an additional payment be required at the time of death? a different area or die while away from home? Some prepaid funeral plans can be transferred, but often at an added cost. home goes out of business or if its bought out by another company? and get a full refund if you change your mind? all the details of the agreement in Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 75, and have been thinking about getting my funeral and burial arrangements taken care of so my kids wont have to. What funeral preplanning tips can you offer a senior with little money? Not Dead Yet Dear Not, Planning your funeral in advance is a wise move. Not only does it give you time to make a thoughtful decision on the type of service you want, it also allows you to shop around to find a good funeral provider, and it will spare your kids the stress of making these deci sions at an emotional time. Here are some tips to help you find affordable services. Compare Providers Choosing a quality funeral home is your first step and most impor tant decision in preplanning your funeral. No matter what type of funeral or memorial service you envision for yourself, its wise to talk with several funeral homes because prices and services can vary. Websites like funeraldeci sions.com and funeralpricefinder. com can help you compare. When comparing, be sure you take advantage of the funeral rule. This is a federal law that requires funeral home directors to provide you with an itemized price list of their products and services so you can choose exactly what you want. Be sure to ask for it. Money Savers With the average cost of a fullservice funeral running around By Jim Miller Funeral Planning on a Budget THE SAVVY SENIORwriting, have the funeral direc tor sign it, and give copies to your family so they know whats expected. Other Payment Option There are other ways to set aside money for your funeral, rather than giving it to a funeral home. You can set up a payableon-death, or POD account at your bank, naming the person you want to handle your arrangements as the beneficiary. With this type of account, you maintain control of your money, so if you need funds for medical expenses or something else, you can withdraw it at any time. This type of fund is also available immediately at the time of your death without the delay of probate. 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. SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS813-634-3396LIC# 6193 LIC# 9109 LIC# 11099 LIC# 15328This is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINAR"The Amazing Mini-Implant System" at the office ofZamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga 703 Del Webb Blvd. West, Suite B Sun City Center, FLLearn About The Amazing Only five years ago there was a Grand Opening Celebration at the SouthShore Regional Library. Since then it has become an integral part of the community with its many programs, the John Crawford Art Studio and a well-used Community Room. One of the biggest success factors is the Friends of the Library group that raises money through membership and a constantly changing Used Book Store. With the help of the Friends group, the library has been able to meet the needs of all age groups as well as cover the cost of art supplies for the Crawford Studio. One example was a typical 2011 summer month when the library had ten more juvenile programs than any other library in the district.These programs were attended by over 2,000 parents and kids. Programs like these (for instance, professional puppet shows) are only possible because of the money raised by the Friends group. Another example is the local Teen Advisory Board that plans many activi ties for their peers. In previous years the Friends bought game software, dance machines and other items geared to the teen population. It was realized that the SouthShore Library was built with a beautiful children section but no specific space that teens could call their own. So almost $4,000 was spent in September using funds raised by the Friends group to purchase caf stools and tables, gaming software, computer desks and a card table for an area now designated as the Teen Area. The Friends of the Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support and to make it clear how the support can grow even more: Become a Friend of the Library (only $10 for an individual) by filling out a form in the Used Book Room with name, address, phone and email info. You may also mail it to Friends of the Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573. The other way to give support is to buy books in the Used Book Store as well as donated books. This includes audiobooks as well as hard and paperback. Meanwhile, take advantage of these programs in November that are presented because of the support of the Friends. South Shore Regional Library turns 5 Relive the sNifty Fifties Night, sponsored by the GFWC SCC Womans Club, held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Community Hall benefits the many SCC charities the club supports. Therell be a live band, supper by Banquet Masters, root beer floats, popcorn treats with prizes and certificates for jitterbug, twist, bubblegum blowing and best costume. Youll enjoy listening and dancing to your favorite 50s music. The event is open to all SouthShore residents and there will be a special table for singles. Tickets are $15, available at the Atrium on North Course Lane, off N. Pebble Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call Marsha Lucidi at 938-5100. Free boat safety inspections heldYumm...Pancakes! The Rotary Club of SouthShore -Ruskin cordially invites everyone to their 3rd annual Veterans Day Parade Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at VFW Post 6287, 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. There will be all-you-care-toeat pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice. Donation is $6 per adult. This is a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of SouthShores Mentoring Program. Free boat safety inspections are held every Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 in Ruskin for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. to 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. The USCG Auxiliary FL75 Ruskin, will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Ruskin Rec Center, 901 6th St. Ruskin. New or prospective members are always welcome to attend. For more information, call 938-1746.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 7 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOCounty Planners Jose Fernandez and John Healey explain what a zon ing overlay can and cannot address to the groups work ing on the Apollo Beach and Ruskin plan for upgrad ing the look of properties bordering U.S. 41 on the eight-mile stretch between Big Bend Road and the Little Manatee River Bridge. Survey results show variety of South County communities penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Similarities and differences in preference between residents of Ruskin and Apollo Beach are being examined at a series of public meetings at the South Shore Regional Library before a proposed zoning overlay is outlined for an eight-mile stretch of U.S. 41. The overlay meetings started in May and have been geared toward exploring the visions of residents from each community and forming working focus groups to decide how to accomplish them. The overlay is a proposed attempt to make the U.S. 41 corridor more appealing from Big Bend Road to the Manatee River Bridge. It was recognized early on that U.S. 41 in Apollo Beach and Ruskin are different and require different approaches. Because of this, in September attendees at the monthly meeting were given remote controls to vote on images on a projection screen. It was the countys first time to introduce the VPS, or visual preference survey technique, in South County. Led by county planners Jose Fernandez and John Healey who have been working with residents and business owners at all six meetings, images were shown and ranked in the order they were preferred, from one to seven, with one being I love it and seven being I dont like this at all. Topics of the visuals were types of signs; fencing; building design; building location in relation to the parking areas and street; landscaping in the parking lot; screening of open storage and other things; and location of the parking lot in relation to the building. Top preferences in each category were shown at the Oct. 25 meeting and it soon became obvious that Ruskin residents and business owners opted for a small-town look while those from Apollo Beach preferred a more big-box style. Long-time Ruskin resident Sandy Council, who is serving on the Ruskin working group, pointed out that the lots in Ruskin are smaller and wont allow for variation of how to place buildings and parking lots. Some of the choices we were shown are just too large for small lots, Council said. The Ruskin group said that old Florida style like areas of downtown Ybor City and communities like Mount Dora should be examined instead of the images they were shown. Part of the difference between the two communities exists because U.S. 41 serves as a corridor through Apollo Beach while in Ruskin, it passes through the heart of town and serves as its Main Street. County zoning requirements regulate the use allowed on each property and codes now regulate how the lots are developed, but the overlay is an attempt to further improve aesthetics and eliminate eyesores on properties directly fronting the highway on both sides. One category where Ruskin and Apollo Beach residents voted almost identically was on types of permissible signs; another was fencing. After seeing five images of fencing, neither community wanted chain link fencing and agreed on a style of brick that served as a solid buffer for noise. Residents were consistent on the look of landscaping and parking lots, all saying they preferred more pedestrian areas, rest areas and shade. They also agreed on the look of landscaping that would be placed around screening, no matter which type of screening is chosen. One big question that arose was whether the overlay should address both existing and new development. Its one thing to do landscaping and parking, said Mike Peterson, who serves on the Apollo Beach group. But its a big leap from that to tell businesses how theyre going to design their buildings. How do you retrofit what already exists in more than 40 percent of the area? New development is one thing but we dont start with a clean slate here. Audience participation brought out the idea that existing buildings that do not conform to any new overlay standard could be screened and alternatives need to be considered for properties that cannot possibly conform. No one wants to discourage the right kind of development, Fernandez said. Sam Cook, a member of the Ruskin group, asked how an overlay would affect previously grandfathered properties. These are properties that were not in conformance when new zoning regulations were put into effect and whose owners received special permission from the county to remain the way they were as long as they continued to be owned (or operated) by the same owners or (possibly) continue the same type of business. We do not want any business owners to lose their rights, Cook said. The survey results showed that 77 percent of those who voted from both communities want the overlay to apply to both new and existing properties. Because the purpose of the overlay is to improve the look of the communities to those driving on U.S. 41, there are many things people wanted addressed that an overlay cannot address because they are not in county control. These include median improvements; including landscaping, turn lanes and quality of the road. These things must be done by the Florida Department of Transportation because U.S. 41 is not a county road. The countys maps have separated the areas within the overlay into sections, so that they can all be handled differently when the language of the overlay is finally adopted. Now that we have seen your preferences, said Fernandez, we can start working on the language. A preliminary draft of preferences shown by the groups will be brought to the next meeting which will be held at the library Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

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How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. The true path to wealthThe true path to wealth seems to be through having wealthy parents. Lacking that, Ill have to forgo the $161,000 resort package. Im having enough trouble getting Apple to take my hard-earned $200 for a new iPhone.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Since I frequently write travel and adventure stories, I receive numer ous press releases about travel opportunities every day. Most of them go into the trash because I simply cant read them all and an event happening in Australia is gener ally outside of the realm of The Observer News. Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that income for the wealthiest one percent of Americans grew 275 percent between 1979 and 2007, while income growth for the rest of Americans averaged only 40 percent in the same period. On the same day I received an ironically appropriate press release announcing that for a mere $161,000 a lucky couple could rent a 22-room Italian luxury resort all for themselves. Included in the package was a 24-hour personal assistant, a helicopter tour, the use of a vintage Fiat 500 automobile, and the use of a fully staffed luxury yacht. Seriously? A press release? For that? How many people could be interested that it would warrant a general press release? It may or may not surprise you to know that more than a few people in South Hillsborough could do it By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net without a second thought. Whether or not they would, of course, is the question. But by and large, it seems that most people these days are working hard just to keep the lights on and food in the cupboards. The personal assistant and luxury yacht will have to wait. Given the economic conditions and worst of all, the economic uncertainty it should be no surprise that people are angry. That anger takes many forms from Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party. On the surface, those two groups dont seem to have much in common, but the reality is that both have sprung up from fear. Fear of both the present and the future. That fear mor phed into anger that morphed into action. I spent the first decade of my post-college career working for very large corporations organizations that are frequently vilified today for their outrageous profits and greed. Are large corporations evil? Yes, when they are viewed from a human perspective. A more accurate depiction of them, however, would be that they are simply soulless. As an entity, a for-profit corporation is legally obligated to make as much money as it can for its shareholders. That is the entire purpose of its existence. Unlike humans with their philosophical pondering over the meaning of their lives, the meaning of a cor poration is clear: make money, as much of it as possible. If Walmart or Target discovered that playing the Satanic verses, read in a monotone voice, over the loudspeakers in their stores spurred buyers to subconsciously spend an additional one or two percent with no negative consequences, would they do it? Yeah, they probably would. But while corporations have no souls, the people who work for them do. There is a Facebook page dedicated to hating the delivery service UPS. One day not long ago, I clicked on the tracking number of a package I was expecting only to see that it was needlessly being routed back and forth around the country. I clicked the Like button on the I hate UPS Facebook page. Then I realized the UPS driver that delivers to my house is a really good guy. Do I hate him? Of course not. I know full well that he works hard and if there is anything he can personally do to make sure I get my package, hed do it. So whom do I really hate? Do I hate the customer service person on the phone that pretty clearly didnt care if I lived or died? No, I cant hate her my call was just one of hundreds of calls she has probably handled on her shift, most from angry people wondering where on Gods green earth was the latest crap they had ordered from Amazon. That customer service person was just trying to get through another day without having her head explode. In my career with large corporations, I never met an evil person. I even occasionally hung out with the top executives and I found none of them to be evil or even soulless. They were all good people. It turns out there is really no one to hate, and thus any hatred I may have felt was simply misdirected at a faceless, indefinable entity. There is nothing constructive about misdirected hatred. While the CBO report made headlines for the massive growth in income for the rich, what was often overlooked was that, on average, everyone got richer. Also, hidden in the numbers was the fact that the people earning the most tended to have at least undergraduate degrees and were older, while the people earning the least had much less education and were younger. That kind of takes the shock out of it, doesnt it? Proof that nearly everyone is See OBSERVATIONS, page 26

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Clear. exp. 11/30/11 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZASome restrictions apply. Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Students attend leadership conference The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) honored fifteen local high school students at their October luncheon, held at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City City Center. The students, from Lennard, East Bay, Riverview and Newsome high schools, were sent to the Youth Leadership Conferences in Tallahassee, this summer. They were provided generous grants from the SCC Interfaith Council and Community Foundation, which greatly assisted MOWW in funding this endeavor. Ashley Wronka earns awardsLt. Col. Gordon Bassett, Military Family Support Trust (MFST) Trustee, presents a Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Certificate of Excellence, an MFST $250 check and Coin of Excellence to Ashley Wronka, a Junior at Lennard High School. Ashley was selected as the Outstanding Student at MOWWs Youth Leadership Conference in Tallahassee in May. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board voted today to extend Phase I water shortage restrictions for the Districts entire 16-county area through Feb. 29 because of a disappointing summer rainy season and an approaching winter that is expected to be drier than normal. The Phase I order is intended as an alert to prepare for worsening conditions. Under Phase I, residents are asked to check their ir rigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes and leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads. Residents should also check their irrigation timers to ensure the settings are correct and the required rain sensors or soil moisture sensors are working properly in accordance with state law. There are no changes to watering days or times in a Phase I water shortage compared to the Districts year-round water conservation measures. This means lawn and landscape watering remains lim ited to a two-day-per-week schedule, and residents may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Some local governments have stricter local ordinances limiting lawn watering to one day per week or using different watering hours, so residents should always check with their local government or utility before adjusting their irriga tion timers. There were some areas of the District that received heavy rainfall at times, but overall our rainy season was not as productive as we had hoped, said Lois Sorensen, manager of the Districts demand management program. There were improvements in October, but we are expecting a drier-thannormal winter due to the La Nia weather pattern.District Extends Water Restrictions SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYJoin them to clebrate their 5th Anniversary with over 70 programs. Adult Program/Event Highlights November 3-9File Storage Devices and Digital Media Learn to save files to portable media devices. Learn to transfer media from CDs and digital cameras to your PC. Learn about is available when the Library opens at noon. Featured artists are Stan Lipski of Sun City Center and Bryan Weinstein of Riverview. Stan is an accomplished photographer who has won many ribbons locally and has been published in Motor Home Life Magazine and National Geographic World Magazine. Bryans forte for the past eight years has been travel and landscape photography. His photos capture rarely viewed natural and manmade scenes from around the world. Light refreshments and music. Free to the public. The show will run through December 29, 2011. Join us for a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Event: NaNoW rimo challenges you to write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in the month of November. Take a short writing break and find some inspiration from an author at our NaNoWriMo author talk with Bar bara Vaka, author of Hanks Mountain, A Colorado Story and Pretty Maids All in a Row. Join a moderated discussion of Sigmund Freuds classic work, On Dreams. Financial Consultant Jon Lynn, will discuss money management, factors for success, obstacles to overcome and saving strategies. This 45-minute seminar will include a 15-minute question and answer session at the end. Adults will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt for yourself or someone you might give a gift to. Limit 20. Registration required at Library *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.

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SR 674T o Sun City Center N 813-645-4632www.totalautomotiveservices.com OIL CHANGEExp. 11/15/11with Tire Rotation$39.995 qts. 10w30, 5w30 or 5w20 Oil.Special Filters not included. 10% OFF* *cannot be combined w/any other coupons or offers. (1 coupon per customer) Expires 11/30/11 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 Despite a sagging economy and a hard winter, agriculture has made a strong recovery in Hillsborough County. The Hillsborough County Agriculture Industry Development Program and County Extension have released the agriculture sales and acreage estimates for 2010. According to the data, the 2010 sales estimate of Hillsborough County agriculture products is almost $816 million, up nearly 5 percent from 2009. The total land area devoted to agriculture in the county is 258,979 acres; and although the amount of farmland has decreased 2.4 percent since 1997, the production value of the land is up 65 percent due to the increased farming of higher-value-per-acre commodities, such as strawberries and blueberries. Hillsborough County covers more than 1,000 square miles, of which 39 percent is used for agriculture production. The county ranks as the 4th largest producer of agricultural products in the state, and 59th out of 3,076 counties in the United States. Hillsborough has 2,843 farms, the second most of any county in Florida. Hillsborough County produces 90 percent of the strawberries grown in Florida; nearly 11 percent of the strawberries grown in the nation; as well as the most tropical fish of all counties in the state. Strawberries continue to be the highest sales crop at $366,046,522, which is almost 45 percent of the Countys total agricultural sales. Hillsborough also produces 14 percent of Floridas tomatoes and 5 percent of the tomatoes grown in the U.S. The next highest sales crops after strawberries are: Ornamental plants at second with $144,403,830, accounting for 17.7 percent of annual sales. Vegetable production at third at $140,000,000, with 17.2 percent of annual sales. Aquaculture at fourth with $27,577,981 and 3.4 percent of annual sales. 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.CASEYCasey is a goofy Hound/Boxer mix who was abandoned by her owners. This poor girl lived in the woods for two months until someone gave her a helping hand. This is a really sweet and energetic gal. Half of her body wiggles when she sees someone approaching her kennel. Casey would be a wonderful companion for an active person/family with a fenced yard. Casey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2009. FAITH Faith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was a stray for quite a while and had developed some medical ailments for which she has been treated. Faith is 100 percent back to good health and is now looking for a forever home with a loving owner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of making Faith part of your family? DOB: February 2, 2010. MOAA Tournament raises money for scholarships The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund and Operation Helping Hand Golf Tournament was held at Freedom Fairways, 3940 Upper Creek Drive Sun City Center on Oct. 22. A luncheon was held immediately afterward at the Plaza Club where prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. First place winners were: Greg Budzinski; Dan Callahan; Robbie Hawk and Jo Withrow Second place winners were: Julian Graham; Denis Bluett; Angel Reyes and Donald Quast. Third place winners were: Jerry Brockmeir; Bob Foraker and Ed Then. MOAA wishes to thank all of those generous sponsors who helped to support this annual charity tournament. First place winners from left: Greg Budzinski; Dan Calahan; Robbie Hawk and Jo Withrow and MC Andy NashBeef cattle/pasture fifth at $20,078,142 for 2.5 percent of annual sales. Local agriculture generates additional local economic impact by supporting related businesses such as banking, real estate, transporta tion, packaging, equipment, seed, agricultural suppliers and services, and marketing firms. According to a study completed in 2005, for every dollar of agricultural goods sold outside of the county, an estimated $l.86 is added to the local economy as a result of indirect and induced benefits.Agriculture rebounds in Hillsborough CountyDemocratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and camaraderie are offered at 1 p.m. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. The speaker will be Rev. Harold Brockus of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He has joined with several other clergymen and the FEA in filing a suit against the proposed Blaine Amendment.Golfers scrambled for winThe winners of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club 18 hole womens league Annual ABCD Florida team Scramble October 26, were: From left to right: Donna Gardner V.P.& Tournament Coordinator;Winners: Ann Skinner,Betty Parsley, Laura Horwath and Betty Hersey score 77; also,Congratulating the winners Jeanne Kolls President (CWGA18). PHOTO BY: ELIZABETH T RODRIGUEZ

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 11 Looking Back: A risk worth taking penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Things had started to look bleak for the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce back in 1999 when John Cregier was elected president. Money was tight and members knew they were at a point where something had to change. Bake sales and yard sales were about all wed had as fundraisers, said Sandy Council, while recalling her time with the chamber that year. We were really short of money for expenses and events.Thats when John got the idea to call on the expertise of a newly-made friend, Jack Laurie of Apollo Beach. Jack was a retired superintendent of schools who had recently retired to South County with his wife Irene. During his long career, Jack had had a lot of experience with both major events and marketing.I asked him if he wanted to take on a full-time job with part-time pay, John said. The first thing we needed him to do was investigate ways to raise funds. Jack was the first executive director of the chamber. Until then, it had been all-volunteer. Everyone on the chamber board agreed they needed a major event, but the chamber had very little money to put one on. The late Gene McRoberts, a large-scale national fish broker from Ruskin who was active in the chamber, suggested a seafood festival. He knew of several festivals around the state, one example being in Manatee County, where groups made money while putting on a memorable event that drew thousands of people to their area.I was scared to death, John said in an interview last week. I had a good board to go along with it. We had to lay out some serious money, and that was a real challenge. If we hadnt made it back, we knew the chamber would be totally bankrupt. We were running on a zero budget. John recalled that the amount they had to spend was around $7,000 but said he could not be sure. It may not have been that high, but it was a large amount we couldnt afford to lose, he said. I was really sweating bullets. The Cypress Gardens Ski Show was called in, recalled Sandy. Because of that, we ended up having a really large attendance. For several years, the event was held at Bahia Beach. Twelve to $14,000 was taken in the first year, said Jack. I was finally able to breathe in a real sigh of relief. Sandy was chairwoman of the seafood festival committee and later became president of the chamber. We decided to make the Ruskin Seafood Festival an annual event, she said. Gradually we outgrew Bahia, and around the same time it changed ownership. As Bahia Beach went through major change with new development, the event moved to E.G. Simmons Park on 19th Avenue in Ruskin and continued to draw large crowds each year. Last year more than 18,000 people attended. This will be the festivals 23rd year. It will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 6 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. N.W. in Ruskin. Like other years, seafood of all kinds will be featured, along with music, kids games and crafts areas.Music will be provided by Democracy, back by popular demand from last year, and a steel drum band from Oak Grove Middle School in Clearwater, said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. This is the first major event since the merger of the Ruskin and Apollo Beach chambers into the South Shore chamber which took place earlier this year. Because of the merger, the festival has 24 committee members which is more than ever before. Crab racing, another favorite from previous years, will be put on by the National Crab Racing Association. Jumbo the clown; bouncy houses; a Mad Science tent; and hands-on arts and crafts will be featured as well. More information on crab racing can be viewed at www.crabrace.com.There will be beer and wine available for purchase in a relaxed atmosphere at The Sandbar which will be an outdoor lounge spot with cement picnic tables and landscaping.Also new this year is a childrens pirate-themed bicycle parade which will end at the official float of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte De Berry, an all womans sister hood group that works to better their communities.Gasparilla plays a large part in Tampa Bay, said Tracy CannonGray, this years chairwoman of special events. So we thought it would be good to add some pirate theme to the festival.Children of all ages are encour aged to decorate their bicycles and NICK CARDELLO PHOTOGRAPHYThe official float of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte De Berry, an all womans sisterhood group that works to better their communities, will be on display at this years Seafood Festival Nov. 5 and 6 at E.G. Simmons Park. Gasparilla plays a large part in Tampa Bay, said Tracy Cannon-Gray, this years chairwoman of special events. So we thought it would be good to add some pirate theme to the festival.costume themselves in either pirate or nautical theme for the parade, Sunday, Nov. 6, with line-up at 10 a.m. The parade will start at 10:30. Were also having a dunk tank with teachers and staff from East Bay High School in it to benefit their football team, Tracy said. This past year, since the last festival, the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department has initiated a $2 fee per carload to enter its parks which will also apply on the days of the festival. Once inside, the admittance charge to the festival is $5 with children under 12 free with an adult. To find out more about the festival, visit ruskinseafoodfestival. com; or call the South Shore Chamber at 813-645-3808.

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X 12 Surrender your unwanted exotic petIn an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Floridas native habitats, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and SeaWorld will host Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, Nov. 5 at SeaWorld Orlando. We expect to get quite a few non-native animals that day, so we need to make sure we have safe homes for them, said Jenny Novak of the FWC. Released pets can survive in Floridas wild areas. Often, pet owners dont understand the difference between native and nonnative species, or they dont realize the possible effects releasing a nonnative species can have, she said. This event gives pet owners who can no longer take care of their pets or no longer wish to keep them a legal, ethical option. Currently, the FWC is looking for potential adopters in Central Florida who are experienced pet owners and are willing to provide a home for one or two more animals. All adopters must fill out the proper application forms before they receive surrendered animals. This isnt a free pet giveaway, Novak said. Were looking for adopters with knowledge and expertise in caring for exotic pets, not people who have always wanted a pet and think this is an opportunity to try their hand at owning one that they dont have to purchase. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is free and open to the public. Exotic animals can be surrendered to the FWC at SeaWorld Orlando from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., free of charge, with no questions asked and no penalties. We will not penalize any pet owners who choose the responsible option of not releasing their nonnative pets into the wild. This is about curbing our ongoing problem of exotic fish and wildlife, Novak said. A veterinarian will examine each animal, and every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with qualified adopters. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is also a family event. Live animals will be on display. Experts will be on hand to talk about proper care of exotic pets, so people who are thinking about purchasing one can learn from credible sources before they buy. This is a chance for people to not only see exotic animals, but get up close and even touch them and learn about the responsibilities of owning a nonnative animal. Anyone interested in adopting nonnative pets should download the adoption form from MyFWC. com/Nonnatives. Adopters should have knowledge of the animals natural history and caging requirements and have proper facilities for the animals they are interested in adopting. There is no fee for being an adopter. Adopters and people who surrender pets at the Nov. 5 event will not have to pay the parking or admission fees to SeaWorld, unless they choose to visit the attraction. For more information, call Jenny Novak at (850) 926-0128.Christmas Tea Tickets on saleThe GFWC Ruskin Womans Club will host its annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the historic clubhouse at 503 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. There will be two seatings this year: the first tea will start at noon, with seating to begin at 11:45 a.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m., with seating to begin at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased prior to Wednesday, Nov. 30. No tickets will be sold at the door. Club members welcome children as they love to have granddaughters attend along with daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends! They ask that well-behaved little ones be capable of sitting with you throughout the tea. The club house will be decorated for an Angels Among Us Christmas celebration. Homemade scones, fresh strawberries, assorted tea sandwiches and tea fare, desserts and select teas will be served. For tickets, call Sonja Council at (813) 244-1015, or Judy Dufault at (813) 641-0152. Seating at the Christmas Tea is limited and is always a sellout. Proceeds will go toward the clubs various charitable projects. Join them to celebrate their 5th Anniversary with over 70 programs. Kids Program/Event Highlights November 3-9Family 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. For middle and high school students. Have a voice in creating and planning library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward graduation, scholarships and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza and SweetBay Supermarkets. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. *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 Lennard High School Theatre to present Date Night The Lennard High School Theatre will present Date Night Edition, an evening of one-act comedies, at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the LHS Auditorium. Doors open one half hour before show time. Admission for all shows is $5 for students and adults. Concessions will be sold during intermission; all proceeds to benefit the LHS Drama department for future theatrical productions. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 -Bar Games from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Cabbage Rolls for Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shots from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Turkey raffle begins for Thanksgiving. Sunday, Nov. 6 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Wings and Things (oh so good!) at 5 p.m. Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Waves Unit #55 to meet Attention, all Women of the Military Sea Service. Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview. The meeting is held in St. Annes Hall, located at the rear of the church building. Membership in the Unit and in the parent organization, WAVES National, is open to all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information, call Jeannette Green at (813) 657-9164.Riverview Hobby Club meets to share interestsRiverview Hobby Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive, Riverview. Members gather every week to share interests in crocheting, knitting and other hobbies while enjoying coffee and each others company. The Hobby Club helps the community by crocheting chemo hats and lap blankets for local hospitals. For more information, call (813) 677-4527 or (813) 677-9747.Visit the land of the sweetsThe Brandon Ballet presents Sugar Plum Fairy Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. The magically enchanting event to celebrate the story of the Nutcracker with delectable desserts, riveting storytime, and appear ances by characters from the beloved ballet, including the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, visit www.brandonballet. com or call (813) 684-4282.

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I am proud that Florida contin ues to support our military bases, military service members and their families, and the defense industry through the defense grant programs, said Governor Rick Scott. Additionally, these programs work to protect a $65 billion economic impact, and the over 686,181 direct and indirect jobs, which the defense industry annually infuses into Florida. Of the grants announced today, eleven are Defense Reinvestment Grants, totaling $850,000, that have been awarded to defense communities in support of military base retention and economic diver sification. The program helps communities develop and implement base sustainment and economic diversification strategies. This year, the Defense Reinvestment Grants were awarded to the Orange County Research and Development Authority, The Beacon Council Inc., Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Test your memoryAre you noticing changes in your memory and are you concerned about your memory? Tuesday, Nov. 15 is National Memory Screening Day and the USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute will be offering free memory screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Appointments are required.) There will also be exhibits, blood pressure screenings, presentations and information on Alzheimers disease, warning signs and how to reduce your risk for Alzheimers. Participants can bring a bag with all their medications for a free consultation with pharmacists. Tours of the new Memory C.A.R.E. Center will be available for those interested. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a screening, call (813) 974-4357.Defense Grants awardedThe oldest of the Baby Boomers are turning 65 this year, the eyeopening age of Medicare eligi bility. As the reality of dealing with Medicare looms large, many people find themselves uncertain about their Medicare options and the processes for enrollment. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with the west Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is prepared to provide the assistance you need to understand your options. SHINE is an unbiased informa tion and counseling resource that trains volunteers to provide free, confidential health care advice to Floridas seniors and the disabled, particularly about Medicare. Here in Hillsborough County, where one in ten residents is age 65 or older, SHINE is a vital resource. Each year SHINE serves seniors, retirees, the disabled, and other Medicare beneficiaries by providing educational presentations, informational materials, and an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a trained Medicare counselor. This year, SHINE has a special opportunity to help the wave of Boomers who are reaching the age for Medicare eligibility. Individuals new to Medicare may enroll during their Initial Enrollment Period, which is the seven-month period (birth month plus the three months before and after) surrounding his or her 65th birthday. During this period, beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Parts A, B and D, or they may alternatively choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan with or without drug coverage. All current and soon-to-be Medicare beneficiaries are invited to contact SHINE for one-on-one SHINE counseling or enrollment assistance by contacting the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). Medicare beneficiaries who do not take advantage of their Initial Enrollment Period may do so during the now earlier Annual Election Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), with coverage effective on Jan. 1. Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, The Bay Defense Alliance, City of Tampa, City of Jacksonville, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Economic Development Commission of Floridas Space Coast, and Highlands County. The other nine awards announced are Defense Infrastructure Grants totaling $1,581,245. These grants address infrastructure needs of communities which host military installations. Both programs are administered by Enterprise Florida Inc. The grants are awarded annually, on a project-priority basis, to communities hosting military installations. Got time?Cancer patients from your community need your help to get to chemotherapy and radia tion treatments. The American Cancer Societys Road to Recovery program is in urgent need of volunteers who are willing to drive cancer patients to and/or from their life-saving cancer treatments. Schedules are very flexible. If you have a few hours a week and would like to help a cancer patient in your community, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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14 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty 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. 12/1/11MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN 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 11/17/11 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 FISH TALESGrand Slam contests everywhereGrand Slam is what I heard everywhere this week. It was Grand Slam in the south, north, and east. Contests everywhere. If you dont know what a grand slam is in fishing it is a redfish, a snook, and a seatrout, or speckled trout, all caught in one day. You can apply for a certificate of proof of catch from MyFWC. com. Some of the contests have rules about catching all three fish before 3 p.m. The fish that will probably be the most difficult to catch is the snook. A grand slam takes lots of catching skills and lots of luck. If you catch all three, the guy or gal with the most weight in the three, will win. Grand Slam tournaments are not easy. You cannot waste your time looking for a larger fish; just catch three and check in. Some have caught all three species in the shallows and some in grassy flats. Others say to fish around the mangrove roots. All I can tell you is that all species are out there and it is up to you to find them. Best of luck and be sure and apply for your certificate. Oysters were plentiful in our area, but I havent seen any edible ones lately. Several clubs, such as the Tampa Bay Watch and The Coastal Conservation groups have been restoring oyster beds. Stone crabs are plentiful if you find the right spot. Many divers are getting enough to grace their dinner tables. You can legally only take one claw per crab. Harvest of stone crabs runs through May l5. It is a challenge to fish after a heavy rain, as the water isnt clear. Again, wading birds could tell you where the fish are in the flats. If you see a stingray there must be fish close by. I met more fly anglers this week. It seems to be done by those who like a challenge. Fly fishing in salt water wasnt heard of at one time. You think of a cool mountain stream and fly-casting for trout in the fresh water not salt water. I saw the usual catches of sheeps head and trout. Mullet are jumping in the canals waiting for a cast net. Flounder are plentiful, you just have to drop a line to make a catch. When they are up off the sandy bottom of the water swimming around, they are hungry. Redfish are in schools. You still may only make one catch per person per day. They are good baked and stuffed with crab meat. Freshwater bluegill, catfish and bass are being caught in the upper Manatee, Little Manatee and Alafia rivers. Enjoy our weather, always fish together. 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If you have attended a flag retirement ceremony take the time to come out and honor the American Flag, and service flags that represent what our American people have fought for. Drop off flags at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview.Hillsborough salutes veteransOn Friday, Nov. 11 the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct the 47th Annual Veterans Day Tribute to honor all veterans from all wars. This cer emony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum located at 3602 U. S. Highway 301 N. Tampa, FL 1/2 half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month which is in remembrance of the date and time that the Ar mistice to end the First World War was signed. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by a joint color guard made up of mem bers from MacDill AFB Honor Guard and the JROTC Cadets. The National Anthem will be sung by Teresa Foss. There will be over 100 JROTC Cadets from area high schools in attendance to perform drill demonstrations and a Pass in Review. The POW/MIA empty chair cer emony to remember those who have not yet made it home will be performed by the Scottish American Military Society and Honor Guard. A Wreath Tribute will be presented by the Gold star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families of America. The playing of TAPS and a rifle salute will be rendered by the Riverview Detach ment of the Marine Corps League. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jeanne Bush, the Family Ser vice Director for Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Cemetery and the keynote speaker will be Major General Michael D. Jones, US Army Retired, formerly, the Chief of Staff at USCENTCOM. There will be several dignitar ies and a former POW that was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II in attendance. The coveted Edwin Porterfield Award and Sprit Awards will be presented Preceding this event at 9 a.m. will be the dedication of the Viet nam Veterans Memorial. Both ceremonies are open to the public and tented seating will be available. Following the Veterans Day program refreshments will be served by VFW Post 8108 from Riverview.The Hope Funds Breakfast and Bingo coming November 12 The Hope Fund again sponsors its semi-annual Breakfast and Bingo to benefit the children who attend the after-school and summer programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The breakfast takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Community Hall, at 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd.. It will cost $6 and consists of a large omelet of your choice, a bagel and cream cheese or a Danish, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Bingo will start at 9:30 a.m. if you wish, play bingo for cash prizes. Bingo cards cost $1.00. Some of the children who attend Bethune Park will be on hand to sing at 9 a.m. Tickets for the event are available at the door. All are welcome. By attending Breakfast and Bingo on Nov. 12 you will not only benefit needy children, but you will also enjoy a Saturday morning out with friends. Because The Hope Fund has no administrative costs, all funds raised go directly to helping the children. The Hope Fund sponsors mentoring and tutoring programs, a reading program, Marathon Kids, field trips, an afterschool snack program, and many more programs designed to give children a good start in life. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Call Robi Jackson at 634-3980 if you like working with children (Please note that all of the children speak English.) and would like to volunteer an hour a week, or more, or for more information about the Hope Fund and/or Breakfast and Bingo, or to make a tax deductible contribution. Also, check out the Funds website at www.The-Hope-Fund.org. Tutor Dick Castiglia helping a student with homework. Rose Timm with the child she mentors.

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18 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.No matter what your style.... Weve Got You Covered. Americas nest carpet. Plus Karastep carpet pad ($7/yard value) from Karastan*Offer Valid Until 10/31/11 immediately south of the Alafia River channel, which branches to the east from the main north-south Tampa Bay ship channel. Through this channel passes the freighter and barge traffic arriving and departing the Mosaic phosphate processing plant docks, as well as numerous smaller pleasure craft coming from or motoring farther up river. This week, however, a project aimed at halting the erosion by blocking and redistributing the wave action is being completed around the northern face of the oblong island. The wave break consists of eight arrays of large, pyramid-shaped concrete wave attenuation devices (WADs) installed in corner-to-corner sections just offshore. When complete, the WADs will stretch for 775 linear feet, creating a settled offshore reef both calming wave action and enhancing the food chain. Each pyramid, 10 feet across at the base and weighing 5,000 pounds, is a stable barricade able to withstand the heaviest of seas, noted Tom Brown, CEO of Living Shoreline Solutions, the Dade Citybased company which designed the system. The firm has installed 16 such systems in water bodies around the world and not one of them has failed yet, Brown added. The acid-neutral concrete structures are hollow with perforations on the slanted sides that allow small fish and crustaceans to enter or pass through and encourage oysters, barnacles or other marine life to attach, thereby creating a sea life nursery in much the same way naturally-growing mangrove roots and sea grasses do. Pyramids facing the shipping channel also are horizontally grooved on their outward flat sides to further interrupt and redistribute the energy of ship-wake or storm-driven waves slapping them. The project has been years in the planning, design and engineering, permitting and then funding stages, said Mark Rachal, an Audubon field biologist. Were excited finally to be in the installation stage, he added. Financial support for the $315,000 project has come from a combination of grant monies obtained through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation plus grant-matching funds provided by Mosaic, Tampa Electric Company, CF Industries and other donors to Audubons Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries program. Mosaic owns the islands that comprise the bird sanctuary and leases them to the National Audubon Society for its management, said Christine Smith, the phosphate giants Florida headquarters spokesperson. It is expected now, Paul summed up, that the trees the Brown Pelicans and White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbills need for their nests will be protected and preserved, sturdily waiting for them come the spring breeding season, and that the oystercatchers will find plenty of nest-inviting sand above the high tide mark. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Wave barriers help preserve nesting areas All of these iconic, but dwindling, Florida wading birds the Roseate Spoonbill (upper left), the Brown Pelican (lower left) and Snowy Egret (above) nest each season on spoil islands in eastern Tampa Bay, sharing the small spits of land with abundant rats and rattlesnakes. But it is erosion of the island shorelines that most threaten their populations.MELODY JAMESON PHOTONow in place along the north face of little Sunken Island, part of an important wading bird rookery in the Hillsborough Bay estuary, these concrete wave attenuation devices (WADs) are deflecting the destructive energy of crashing wave action from passing vessels and protecting from erosion both the islands shoreline and its trees. The 5,000-pound pyramids, which have been successfully used on water bodies around the world, also are expected to attract small marine life to enhance the islands food chain for its avian residents. PHOTOS COURTESY ANN P AUL, AUDUBON OF FLORIDA

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 19 and our specialty CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTSSince 1987design shoppethe 674 301 Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com from Grandma Nan. Also, the St. Pete Times will have some of their Facebook gurus there to show you how to interact with your family back up north through social media. Youll be listening to music from Fletcher Music and from the South Shore Symphony Orchestra while you stroll the aisles and visit our vendor booths. Our non-profit and charitable organizations will be outside selling all kinds of deli cious food, with the proceeds going to scholarships and other wor thy causes. There will be giveaways and door prizes and all kinds of free things. No matter the business from home improvement to medical advice to continuing education to travel we have someone who can answer your questions and fix your problems. Who knows, there might be a business there that has a product or service youve never even heard of. Its also a great way to meet new businesses who opened up over the summer. There might not be 10,000 cars and we certainly dont have 4 mil lion square feet. But it wont take you several days to go around and see everybody either! So grab the spouse or the next door neighbor and come to our Expo next week. Theres a lot to see, a lot to hear, and a lot to eat!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessBeing married to the Husband means I spend a lot of time at car shows. When you own an autobody shop and your passion is cars, it goes to reason you love to look at them. In August we drove to Louisville, KY for the National Street Rod Association event that showcased over 10,000 vehicles! The vendor and builder showcase building was over 4 mil lion square feet! It took us days to see what we saw and believe me, we didnt see everything. The Chambers upcoming Extreme Makeover: Business Expo wont be nearly that large, but for the first time we have over 100 vendors (112 to be exact!) and some pretty special people attending. Mark your calendars: next Tuesday, the 8th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard. Former Mayor Pam Iorio will be there from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to sign copies of her new book. She will be followed by Rep. Skip McKell who represents our district in Tallahassee. Rounding out our political guests will be Doug Belden, our Tax Supervisor. In the side room, well have an antiques appraisal with Dale Smrekar from Downsizing Advisory Service. For $5 per item ( limit 3, please) he will give you an appraisal of your vase from Aunt Dorothy or your necklace By Dana Dittmar Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net The Hillsborough Correctional Institution class will be donating their handmade quilts to military personnel at the Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Sun City Center prison volunteer Judy Gerdes, standing left, will be donating the quilts to Maryann Keckler, Disabled Veterans Representative. The center square of each quilt includes a hand painted patriotic square created by Virginia Laudanos art class at Prince of Peace Church. Laudano, also a volunteer at Hillsborough C.I., plans to have the inmates in her art class help with this project. Additional washable fabric is needed for future donations. Interested groups or individuals may call volunteer Nancy Williams at (813) 642-9121 for more information.Hillsborough Correctional Institution crafts with conviction Inmates display their handmade quilts.Celebrate agriculture during Farm City WeekIn Manatee County, agriculture is so big that theres an entire week dedicated to celebrating and raising public awareness of the importance of agriculture to this community. Annual agricultural production is estimated at over 500 million dollars and is second only to tourism in its economic impact to Manatee. This ranks Manatee County in the top ten Florida counties for agricultural sales. Some of the main agricultural industries are vegetable production (including tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and strawberries), citrus, livestock and forage production, ornamental hor ticulture, commercial fishing, and forest products. The Manatee County Farm City Week program began in 1967 to promote a clear understanding of the economic importance of agriculture in Manatee County and the effect of urbanization on agricultural lands. Folks can participate in a number of ways, including a guided bus tour of select agricultural operations, the Cortez Village Folk Art Fishing Festival, the Faye Blackstone Memorial Junior Ranch Rodeo, and much more! Part of the weeks events is to honor individuals who have made a significant impact to agriculture and the agricultural community. Two honorees, for the Outstanding Agriculturalist of the Year and the Manatee County Agriculture Hall of Fame, will be recognized dur ing the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Farm City Week Luncheon on Nov. 15 and at the Palmetto Historical Luncheon on Nov. 17. Farm City Week runs from Nov. 14-19 and is filled with a diversity of events. The theme for 2011 is Rodeo: A Ranchers Way of Life. For more information, visit http:// manatee.ifas.ufl.edu.Marines kick offJoin Team Creations from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Nov. 4 at The Alley, 10221 Big Bend Rd., Riverview to kick off Toys for Tots. The United States Marine Corp is asking each guest to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Marine Toy Chest. Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased in advance, space will be limited. Each ticket includes a wrist band entry for the private VIP suite room, cosmic bowling with music and laser show, snack and cash bar, meet the Tampa Bay Bucca neer Cheerleaders, and local celebraties and sponsors. For tickets or more information call Doris (813) 952-3370, Patricia (813) 516-5317, Ursula (813) 340-5454, Yolanda (813) -9425.

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NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Samuel C. Martino, D.O. Jacqui M. Dawson, D.O. Frank A. Sirchia, M.D. George R. Cheesman III, M.D. Nektarios S. Demetriou, D.O. Belinda B. Johnson, M.D.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. Happy 125th birthday!MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTONew York Citys Statue of Liberty turned 125 last week. The monument, designed by French sculptor Frdric Bartholdi was dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a gift to the United States from the people of France. The Statue of Liberty represents Lib ertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who carries a tablet inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence and has a broken chain lying at her feet. France funded the statue while the U.S. was to provide the land and the pedestal upon which it stands. As late as 1885, fundraising for the pedestal had fallen short of expectations, threatening the project. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer began a fund drive, bringing in more than 100,000 donors, many of whom donated amounts of less than a dollar. Since 1933, the monument has been maintained by the National Park Service. Although Liberty Island remains open to visitors, the statue itself closed on the day after her 125th birthday for the installation of a second staircase and other safety features. That project is expected to take up to a year. Public access to the torch has been banned since 1916. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/stli Why is this man on TV?The critics agreed. The Celeb rity Register said, Ed Sullivan will never go out of style. He has no style to go out of. The Herald Tribune observed, A vexing question facing everyone with a televi sion set is why Ed Sullivan is on it every Sunday night. It was a question some people kept asking for the 23 years The Ed Sullivan Show ran on CBS Television. Why Is This Man on TV?Until a cultural upheaval led CBS to pull the plug in 1971, Ed Sullivan had hosted the most successful variety show in TV history, outlasting many shows hosted by the handsome and talented. Unrecognized by critics and the comedians who mimicked him, were his decades in newspapers, radio, movies and vaudeville, as writer, actor and producer, where he developed a showmans instinct for what the public wanted and supreme self-confidence that the public would like what he liked. He was TVs first impresario and, as seasons passed, the central arbiter of American popular culture. Sullivision, Or Why Is This Man on TV, an original musical revue written and directed by Ed Brown, is based on Ed Sullivans life and times, including his legendary feud with rival columnist Walter Winchell, the opportunity he created for black performers on TV, his zeal as a communist-hunt er, his battles with famous guests from Maria Callas to The Rolling Stones, and, most of all, his weekly line-up of stars and novelty acts in family-friendly, living room Vaudeville. Video highlights and live re-creationsThe production to be staged at St. John The Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, Nov. 15, 16, and 17 will make use of two large video screens to present highlights of Sullivan Show guests, from plate spinners and jugglers to stars of Opera, Movies, Broadway, The Borscht Belt and Ballet. The review also features a live band led by Jack Edison and Bill Rudy. Professional and community theater talent will recreate Sullivan Show performances including, Annie Hunter as Judy Garland, Troy Coman as Nat King Cole, Chuck Wirick as Van Cliburn, Barbara VanEycken as Rosemary Clooney, Brian Kleinschmidt as Bing Crosby, James Faurote as Frank Sinatra, Matt Mello as Bob Hope, Teri Council as Teresa Brewer, Rick Curtis as Anthony Newly, Bill Barker as Ezio Pinza, Lew Resseguie as Rex Harrision, Kathy Straub as Julie Andrews, Chuck Collette as John Michael King, Ellen Kleinschmidt as Patti Page, Bob Garrod as Maurice Chevalier, Clint Shepherd as Sergio Franchi, and Victoria Pelagia as Maria Callas. Tickets are $10 general admission, available at the door prior to each performance.

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When should I take Social Security? *Securities and insurance products offered by Thomas Payant through SagePoint Financial. Inc. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/11 Sun City Center Lapidary ClubFriday, Novem b er 119 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts & Crafts Building (813) 642-2084Annual SCC Halloween food drivePENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPaula and David Lickfeldt ho sted a Halloween party attended by about 210 people at the Sun City Center Community Hall Oct. 29. Props, including Draculas coffin, skeleton cages and an electric chair, were handmade by co-host Michael Langjahr. DJ Carey Culp provided dance music. The party was held to benefit the food banks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Wimauma and The Lords Lighthouse ministry in Ruskin. About 1,000 pounds of food was collected and almost $1,200 in monetary donations. The money will be given to The Lords Lighthouse. Winners of the costume contest line up to receive their prizes. Judging was done by a panel of three, Rosie Clifton, Penny Fletcher and Michael Langjahr.WEEKLY EVENTS Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games at 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/Burgers from 5 to 7 p.m. Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events Watch the Calendar Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 @ $3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bar Games from 3 to 6 p.m. Free Pool A bunch of NunsenseThe Pelican Player Community Theatre is bringing the raucous musical-comedy, Nunsense, the Mega-Musical, to the Borini Theatre at Kings Point for six performances, on Nov. 18 and 19; and Dec. 2 and 3. Mollie Anderson is back as Sister Mary Amnesia, along with Terry Fiset as the Reverend Mother and director of the show. Nunsense is one of the most popular musicals ever. Its a laugh a minute as the Little Sisters of Hoboken attempt to stage a benefit to raise enough money to bury four members of their order acci dentally poisoned by their crazy cook, played here by Enid Couse. In this mega-musical version of Nunsense, the sisters have landed additional acts for their show, including three Junior Olympic gymnasts and an ex-Motown gospel star. The result is spectacular, explains director Terry Fiset. Not only do we have the funny songs and dialogue from the original Nunsense, we have these impressive guest artists adding a wow factor that will bring the house down! Cabaret seating will add to the fun, so bring snacks and beverages. The seating is set up for tables of eight. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18; at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19; at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2; and at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets are only $15 and are on sale now at the Kings Point Box Office. Reservations can be made at www.pelicanplayers.org. Riverview Moose Family Center (813) 677-7921 All events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. UPCOMING EVENTS November 5 Moose Riders Chili Cook-Off Starts at 1 p.m. November 12 College of Regents Dinner and Entertainment Open Face Roast Beef from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by Del & Gary November 13 New District President Celebra tion Dinner and Entertainment November 19 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details November 20 Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 2 & 3, 2012 Cozy Get-Away Weekend for 2 Bilmar Resort at Treasure Island tickets are $5 each Drawing held April 6 at 7 p.m.Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announces that Fluzone Intradermal in their in-store pharmacies. The Intradermal flu vaccination is ada microneedle that is 90% smaller than regular needles and is approved for people aged 18-64. discounted rate of $29.99 when pur chased using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card. 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22 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 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 Cool Car Cruise In Saturday, Nov. 5Cruise on down toand experience our 204 W. Shell Point Rd.813-419-4325LOOK FOR THE BLACK TRAILER! Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $28................before noon$25...................after noon$20...................after pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/30/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareLive Music Every Wednesday and Saturday Tuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com FALL SAVINGS but just up the street!2202 Hwy. 41 South Ruskin, FLChucks Auto Wholesale, Inc.813-641-3417In Ruskin since 1994 Futbol and food focus of RCMA festival / fundraiserWhile the National Football League heats up autumn for many Americans, it is always futbol season for many Latinos. Last weekend, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association Academy held their Fall Festival, featuring a soccer (futbol ) tournament and food brought in by families and offered for sale. The event was designed to not MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS RCMA Academy students. The RCMA Academy serves children from low-income and migrant farmworker families. For more information, visit www.rcma.org.Girl Scouts from local troop 508 recently returned from a trip to New England. Four of the girls traveled for a five-day visit to Marthas Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts. The girls boarded their flights at Tampa International Airport to land at Logan International where they plotted their way by bus to Woodshole, Mass., and from there, caught the ferry to Marthas Vineyard. For some girls, this was their Taber Karppe, Kaitlyn Arruda, Rebecca Carlisle and Chevonne Simmons members of Girl Scout Troop 508 experience New England first plane ride. The girls stayed at a charming hostel in West Tisbury that was run by Hostelling International. There, the girls enjoyed their stay in a dormitory-style setting where they met a myriad of people, from all different backgrounds as well as overseas. The girls visited Felix Neck Sanctuary where they participated in an Audubon birding program. They rode tandem bicycles there, only to jump in the kayak to see New Girl Scouts from Troop 508 visit New EnglandEngland local birds, many of them on the U.S. threatened list. The girls also took part in a bird count for another program while visiting Chappaquiddick Island. From Marthas Vineyard, they crossed back to the mainland where they again stayed in a hostel, this one very different from the laid back atmosphere of the Vineyard. They spent their time getting steeped in our nations history by visiting places such as Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, Boston Common and Public Garden, and the Old North Church. They trudged through the rain and viewed Bostons history through the stories of a Ghost Tour company and got a different spin on revolutionary tales. They also took a Duck Tour through the city, while meeting staff of EF Tours. If you would like to help the girls by making a donation to put towards the balance remaining for this trip or to purchase cookies, email iwanttobeagirlscout@ yahoo.com. Check us out online at www.ObserverNews.net

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 23 EarthTalkE The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: I understand that mountaintop removal as a way of coal mining is incredibly destructive. Didnt a report come out recently that named major banks that were funding this activity? -Seth Jergens, New York, NY Yes its true that many major banks invest in companies that engage in the environmentally destructive practice of mountain top removal (MTR) coal mining, whereby the tops of mountains are removed by explosives to expose thin seams of recoverable coal. The wasted earth and other materials are either put back onto the mountain top in an approximation of their original contours, wreaking havoc on local ecosystems and biodiversity, or dumped into neighboring valleys, polluting lakes and streams and jeopardiz ing water quality for humans and wildlife According to the non-profit Rainforest Action Network (RAN), this dumpingespecially throughout Appalachia where MTR is most prevalentundermines the objectives and requirements of the Clean Water Act. The group adds that some 2,000 miles of streams have already been buried or contaminated in the region. The mining destroys Appalachian communities, the health of coalfield residents and any hope for positive economic growth. This past April, RAN teamed up for the second year in a row with another leading non-profit green group concerned about MTR, the Sierra Club, in publishing a report card reviewing 10 of the worlds largest banks in regard to their financing of MTR coal mining projects. The new 2011 ver sion of Policy and Practice takes a look at the MTR-related financ ing practices of Bank of America, CitiBank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, UBS and Wells Fargo. What did they find? Since January 2010, the 10 banks reviewed have provided upwards of $2.5 billion in loans and bonds to companies practicing MTR. While some of the banksChase, Wells Fargo, PNC, UBS, and Credit Suisseadopted policies limiting their financing of MTR, few actu ally pulled funding in place from any such activities upon adopting such policies. Citibank, despite announcing publicly in 2009 that it would limit its involvement in MTR, doubled its investments in the business in 2010. RAN and the Sierra Club are also keeping a close eye on UBS which, soon after stating that it needs to be satisfied that the cli ent is committed to reduce over time its exposure to [MTR], went ahead and acted as a paid advisor on the merger of Massey Energy, which operated the West Virginia mine where 29 men died last year, and Alpha Natural Resources. This merger created the largest single MTR company in the country, now responsible for some 25 percent of coal production from MTR mines. The report card grades each bank based on its current position and practice regarding MTR investments, and calls on the banks to strengthen their policies and cease their financial support for coal companies engaging in MTR. The best practice...is a clear exclusion policy on commercial lending and investment banking services for all coal companies who practice mountaintop removal coal extrac tion, says RAN. RAN and the Sierra Club hope that by exposing the impact these banks are having on the environment through their financing programs, they can help alert the public and policymakers to the need to outlaw MTR coal mining altogether. CONTACTS: Rainforest Action Network, www.ran.org; Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emaga zine.com. Subscribe: www.emag azine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. Mountaintop removal siteEncore presentation by master gardenerHow Floridas Pioneers Used Herbs presented by Master Gardener John Dawson of the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is an encore presentation being held at the Manatee Village Historical Park located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 14. This program is back by popular demand. Master Gardener John Dawsons fascinating lecture will focus on how Manatee Countys first settlers would have used herbs in their daily lives. Learn how herbs were used for food, flavorings, medicines, teas, alcoholic beverages, dyes, inks, pesticides, deodorants, cosmetics, oils, poisons, and expressions of passion. Parking and admission to this program and the park are free. Reservations are appreciated. For more information, call Christine A. Brown, Special Events Coordinator at (941) 741-4075 or e-mail Christine. brown@manateeclerk.com. To help in the efforts to make Manatee County a no-kill community, Napiers Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, inc. has recently acquired 13.5 acres of land to expand its continuing efforts to help the animals of Manatee County. Of the 13.5 acres, 3 acres has been set aside as a second location for the rescue of dogs facing euthanization. The other acreage is for the rescued horses and horseback riding that helps offset feed cost. visit www.NapierFamilyFarm. com for days and hours available for horseback riding there is no age limit or experience necessary. The Sanctuary wants to play a major roll in helping make Manatee County a no-kill county. There is a large number of adoptable dogs and cats that are needlessly being euthanized for no other reason than lack of space. The Sanctuarys new facility New Beginnings Kennels will help house these adoptable animals until a new adoptive home can be found without fear of euthanization as the Sanctuary is a no-kill 501(c) (3) animal rescue operating since August of 2004 in East Manatee County. New Beginnings Kennels is now open to the public. All dogs at the kennels will be available for a $65 adoption donation and will be neutered/spayed, have current shots including Rabies, de-wormed, microchipped for ID and come with 30-days of FREE pet insurance for unforseen illnesses. New Beginnings Kennels located at 4957 Wingate Rd., Myakka City, will be open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call for directions or to set up an appointment for other days and/or times to see the dogs available for adoption.Animal Shelter Expansion Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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24 NOVEMBER 3, 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 Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Thomas Paine Crafts, food, fun and fellowshipMark your calendars, for the UCC Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. A special feature of the Fair is the Famous Bake Sale. Start off your day with coffee and homemade goodies. Shop and visit with the talented vendors, and end a perfect day with lunch and dessert from the bakery. Fun and fellowship for everyone. For more information, contact Terry Hood at 493-4957. Left to right Larry Piechoski, Linda Shaw, Regina Evans, and Louise Grabert.PHOTO BY HAZEL MARTINNew members welcomedThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center welcomed seven new members into their church family. The service was very meaningful and a reception was held, to meet and to greet everyone.Seated left to right: Kathie Koren, Lynn Field, Joyce Rich, Patricia Harrell, and Elaine Tosoian. Standing left to right: Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans, J. D. Stanlake, Bobby Rich, Moderator Anne Ginevan, Vice Moderator Bruce Grabert NCWS Raises The BarNCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is honored and grateful to announce they have exceeded $60,000 in donations to local non-profit organizations. These organizations include: SCC Emergency Squad, Samaritan Services, Salvation Army, LifePath Hospice, Good Samaritan Mission, Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary, Mary & Martha House, Reddick Elementary School & SCC Patriots Club. For more infor mation regarding this all-volunteer itinerate outreach ministry, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. NCWS leaders in the picture are from L to R: Jim Butner, Steve Molnar, MaryAnn Innis, Phyllis Butner, and Eileen Eletto. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. Pictured from left to right are: Dorothy and Barry Myers, Pastor Ed Schafer, Mike Zwissler and Aileen Engel. For information on the church, call 634-4228. VERN ELARTH PHOTO Trinity welcomes new membersFine Arts concert features trioThe second Fine Arts concert of the 2011-2012 season at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. The featured artists will be the well-known and popular Robert Winslow (organist at St. Andrew Church) joined by University of South Florida music professors: Kim McCormick on flute and Amy Collins on oboe. Tickets at the door are $9. Season tickets for all remaining six concerts are $35, available at the concert or at the reception desk of the church. For more information, call 634-1252 or 642-8125. SCC Unitarian Universalists are gratefulOn Nov. 3, SCC Unitarian Universalists guest Dr, Robert P. Tucker presents Please, Say Thank You!! Novembers great American holiday is Thanksgiving. Yet, most of us have trouble being sufficiently appreciative of what others do for us. Dr. Robert P. Tucker will remind us why everyday gratitude is so important in everything we do. On Nov. 10, Gin Kohl Lieberman, executive director of the Humanists of Florida Association (HFA), will speak to the Fellowship about the humanist philosophy and the goals of the Florida association. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 81363323491Pornography addressedChristian Womens Connection presents David Canton, director of Florida Family Association. David will detail their fight against pornography and undesirable content on television and magazines. The presentation and luncheon will be held at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. on Thursday, Nov. 10. Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. and program follows from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Nov. 7. Cost $17 inclusive. All ladies welcome, no member ship required. Sponsored by Christian Womens Connection, Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. For more information call 813938-4320 or 813-383-7540 or email aunt.butler@gmail.comLike to play games?The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up a table in advance and attend the monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils, and tallies. They also provide an assortment of desserts, table and door prizes. For more information, call (813) 633-2460.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 25 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 Area Places of Worship 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 Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton PastorMASSES Vigil 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. 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 ......................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome Area Obituaries William E. BrindleWilliam E. Brindle, 71, of Sun City Center died on September 20, 2011. He was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Salem, IN. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert and son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Kristine Walker; stepchildren, Melissa, Michael and Matthew; four grandchildren and sisters, Dorothy Doering, Jeanie Blevins and Linda Rider. Interment will be at Sarasota VA National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.Frances A. Hatfield Frances A. Hatfield, 87, a nine-year resident of Sun City Center, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, October 15, 2011. Frances was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, one of 11 children born to Glenn and Hazel Hatchitt. In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, H.C. Swede, who predeceased her in 2001. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Linda Ann and son-in-law Richard; sisters Margaret Ehlers, Sun City Center and Mary Lou Geisler, North Port, Florida, plus many beloved nieces and nephews. Frances excelled in public speaking; was a young member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, serving as a chapter and federation president; she served as secretary to the Sterling McClellan American Legion Post Auxiliary, was active in her church, an intrepid Girl Scout leader and worked as a teachers aide in the Broward County School system until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, collecting open salts and travelling. An extraordinary daughter, wife, mother, sister and aunt, Frances will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to God, family and friends; as our amazing family historian; for her courage in embracing challenges, living life with great spirit, optimism, determination and a wonderful sense of humor. She lives on in our hearts till we meet again in The Lords Presence! A celebration of her life will take place on Sat., Nov. 5, 11 a.m., at Sun City Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts can be made to: First Christian Church of SCC, c/o Dr. David Campbell, 725 Elkhorn Drive, SCC 33573 (Note:Hatfield Memorial) or HIS International, Inc. (Note:Hatfield Memorial), P.O. Box 8323, Columbia, SC 29202-8323. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, at a later date. Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Odes HollandOdes Holland, 92, died October 20, 2011, at his home in Apollo Beach. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine, his children, Gloria, Carl, and Kay Holland, and his beloved dog Sassy. He was born in Lee County, South Carolina, and was recruited to play football by what is now Clemson University. He began his career in land development in South Carolina with Robert E. Lee & Company, moving to Florida in 1953. As vice president of the company, he played an important role in the development of Apollo Beach and other Bay area communities. Faith was an essential part of his life, and he sought to live guided by its principles. Contact Gloria Holland by email hollandgloria@yahoo.com or at 645-4183, 645-4573, 04 7674354Fun Brigade to host talent showThe merriment will continue at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. arranged by the Fun Brigade Committee. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. To participate, call Paula Lickfeldt at 813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062. Everyone in South County is invited.The three-legged hillbilly dancers are Paula Lickfeldt and Linda Shaw with David Lickfeldt on his mandolin. PHOTO BY HAZEL MARTINWelcoming new membersSt. John the Divine Episcopal Church recently held an orientation luncheon to welcome newcomers to the church. In the front row, are Dorothy Grubich, Shirley Hutchins, Annette Caito, Carol Collins, Becky Vollrath, Norma Hanrahan and Mary and John Isaac. In the back row are Beverly Burroughs, Victoria Moss, Steve Caito, Sue Blakeley, Richard Vollrath, Lori Coursey, Howard Olson and Fr. Tracy Wilder. The Journeymen Southern Gospel Quartet to perform The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to announce that recording artists, The Journeymen Quartet, will be returning to perform in their ongoing Thank God Its Variety Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 11. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about this and other concerts and special events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539. Erin Morse to perform viola recital The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to host USF viola student Erin Morses Senior Recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 in the church sanctuary. As an active member of the Tampa, Sarasota, and surrounding communities, she has performed with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, as well as playing chamber music and teaching violin and viola lessons locally. She currently studies with John T. Posadas at the University of South Florida. Erin will be accompanied by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at the church. The program will include the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D, Bruchs beautiful Romanze, and the fiery Sonata in a Minor by Schubert. The recital is free and open to the public and there will be a reception afterwards in Creason Hall. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit at www.sccumc.com. or call (813) 634-2539. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22h

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Both my wife and I use and enjoy iPhones. Our phones are a few years old now and are showing some wear so we decided it was time to upgrade. It has been a few weeks since Apple released the iPhone 4S so I thought, no problem, wed just walk into a store and buy one. Not so much, it turned out people are still lining up for them. In order to get an iPhone 4S, you have to go to a website to reserve one. Each night at 9 p.m., the website is updated with the latest inventory. On the first night I tried it, the inventory in both the Brandon and Tampa stores was completely wiped out when I visited the website at 9:05 p.m. The next night, I discovered that the site is actually updated a few minutes before nine, but within milliseconds, nearly everything was gone. At 8:58 p.m., the site showed a few available models that were more expensive than I was willing to buy. By 25 seconds after 9 p.m., even those models were gone. What must it be like to have people lining up, pleading to spend literally hundreds of dollars, saying, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY! only to be told to try again tomorrow? Even more amazing, this has been going on for weeks. How impoverished can we be? As a society, how angry can we be? It all depends upon Observations Jimmy Hendrix and the Beatles. The Sick Puppies came into being in the late 90s, just about the time the members of Hovermode were born. The rest of the bands had ceased to exist long before that, but their music remains. Now that music is driving four young people in Riverview from their school hallways to the stage as a headline act at the South Shore Music Festival. Last weekend, the band practiced in the garage of a Riverview home while the parents made up the audience sitting in the driveway, sending applause and suggestions out between songs. They are so busy with this, they dont have time to get in trouble, said one parent with a smile. Hovermode will join One Night Rodeo, a rising star from Bradenton on the country music scene. One Night Rodeo recently won the Great American Country Star competition on GAC TV. Also joining them will be 10th Concession, a Tampabased pop/rock band that has played throughout the southeastern U.S.; Southern rock and blues band Diablo Canyon; country and rhythm and blues artist Dustin Seymour; and contemporary country artist Alex Hayes. Mike Self and Jason Bush founded the South Shore Music Festival last year. South Shore has some wonderful events that people from all over come to, Self said. Everyone loves music. Its about business, non-profits, and local and regional artists working together to make a community stronger, fun, and exciting. Like all of the big South County events, the festival will include lots of food and a special area for children known as the Kids Zone. The Kids Zone will have inflatable rides, games and a reptile discovery show. Children under 12 are admitted to the festival free of charge. General admission adult tickets are $15, with tickets for children ages 12 to 17 at $8. Tickets for seniors age 65 and over and for members of the military are also $8. The festival organizers suggest bringing lawn chairs, but coolers and drinks from outside of the festival are not allowed. Tickets and more information about the event are available online at www.southshoremusicfestival. com. While you are there, be sure to check out Hovermode and prepare to be amazed at what a group of talented young musicians can do after a lot of hard work. For more information about Hovermode, visit their Facebook page by searching for Hovermode, or visit their page on ReverbNation at www. reverbnation.com/hovermode.your perspective, I guess. More people than ever seem to be hurting and 275 percent is a big raise for a small number of people. But then again, welcome to the world. Perhaps its all bread and circuses. Keep the unwashed masses amused with an iPhone now and again while the seriously rich party on in 22-room Italian luxury resorts with helicopters and yachts. Besides, Im fairly certain I discovered the one true path to wealth through my growing obsession with reading the wedding announcements in the Sunday New York Times, showing page after page of spectacularly handsome and successful young people getting married. Almost without fail, each of those young people has something in common (besides being spectacularly handsome and successful): they all have really rich parents. So there it is: the real path to wealth is by being wealthy in the first place. Yes, the rich are getting richer, but it would appear that a bubble is forming among the one percent group. That sort of income growth simply isnt sustainable. Sooner or later, Mom and Dads money will run out. But if your parents still have the coin, feel free to shoot me an email and Ill send you the details on the Italian resort. Perhaps with a little haggling, you could get them to throw in an iPhone or two. But dont count on it.Lifes OuttakesWhat to remember when it comes time to apologizeBy Harvest is almost over in our little community. By all indications it went quite well because most of the husbands and wives are still speaking to each other. There are a few that are refusing to sit on the same pew at church, but I expect that will smooth over by about December. The worst I heard of was that one husband chewed out his wife for inattentive driving and she left and walked back to the house until he came and profusely apologized. This reminds me of an experience I had in the recent past. I was asked for some help from a neighbor to get his hay crop in. His bale wagon broke and he needed someone to help work on a truck loading it by hand. At one point his wife popped the clutch, tumbling hay off the back of the truck. He came flying down the piler on the side of the truck, his face beat red, and then he remembered I was there. He took a deep breath and said to his wife, Drive more carefully! He then climbed back on the truck and she turned to me and said, Im glad youre here. His education consists of a barely squeaked out high school diploma. He is a rough looking character, with a big beard and a rough haircut, looking much like a mountain man, and many in the community regarded him as a bit of an ornery fellow. I even do, though he was my friend. However, as we stepped into his small, rough house for lunch, his small children were hiding and, as he came in the door, they tumbled out of their hiding places attacking him with squeals and giggles. He rolled around on the floor, playing with them, as his wife set the table. He complimented his wife on her cooking and her love for him showed through her smile and the sparkle in her eyes. In contrast, I went to help another man, well educated and highly respected in the community. We worked with the few cattle he had on his hobby farm. He was impatient with his children and short with his wife when she asked him when he would be ready for lunch. After we finished and we stepped into his large, beautiful house, his children hid from him in their rooms and his wife trembled nervously when he was angry because dinner was not ready immediately. My wife gently reminds me that sometimes when I work outside, my demeanor changes and I am impatient and hard to work with. As I saw the contrast between these two men and thought about my own deficiencies, I remembered a quote from Elbert Hubbards Scrapbook, The place to take the true measure of a man is not in the darkest place or in the amen corner, not the cornfield, but by his own fireside. There he lays aside his mask and you may learn whether he is an imp or an angel, cur or King, hero or humbug. I care not what the world says of him: whether it crowns him boss or pelts him with bad eggs. I care not a copper what his reputation or his religion may be: if his babies dread his homecoming and his better half swallows her heart every time she has to ask for a five dollar bill, he is a fraud of the first water, even though he prays night and morning until he is black in the face...But if his children rush to the front door to meet him and loves sunshine illuminates the face of his wife every time she hears his footfall, you can take it for granted that he is pure, for his home is a heaven... I can forgive much in that fellow mortal who would rather make men swear than women weep; who would rather have the hate of the whole world than the contempt of his wife; who would rather call anger to the eyes of a king than fear to the face of a child. Im glad my wife still wants to sit on the same pew as me, but if the time comes that she leaves the truck and walks back to the house, I hope I am man enough to go apologize.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALENOVEMBER 3, 2011 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 260 FRUITS/VEG.Artesian Farms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College Ave., W. Ruskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateHuge Garage Sale Everything for everyone. Clothes, fur niture, toys, small appliance & more. Saturday, Nov.5,. 8am-2pm. 8208 Carriage Point Dr., Gibsonton. (off Symmes Rd) Carport sale. E ntertainment unit, 19 color TV Christmas & home decor, misc. tools, baby items & toys. Cheap. 239 Sundance Trail, off US 301. 8am2pm. Nov. 5 Moving sale. Saturday, Nov. 5, 8am-? 6807 Cromwell Garden Dr., Covington Park, A pollo Beach. Patio furniture, sleeper sofa, wall art, bar stools, area ment, garden tools, household items. S aturday & S unday. N ov.5 & 6, 221 15th S t., N W, R uskin. 8am-4pm. Furniture, Christmas, loads of new & used stuff. Neighborhood Yard & Garage SaleSaturday 11/5All types of Merchandise, Kids Stuff, Household Stuff, etc.Location, Hammock View Lane, Harbour Isles U.S. Hwy. 41, south of Sweet Bay, Apollo Beach 5414 Hammock ViewLoads of Antiques & Collectables. Have closed Antique Shop & Booth in Brandon at the Curiosity Shoppe. Everything priced to go, make offers! Also 4 Multi-Speed Bikes.Dont miss this Big Sale! Garage sale. 1626 Oracle Drive, Ventana Village, Cypress Creek. Cool stuff. Furniture, tools, clothes & more. Saturday, Nov. 5, 8am-2pm. 1001 La Jolla, SCC. 2 computer desks, bookcase w/ drop down desk, misc. items. 9am-1pm. S aturday. N o early birds. N eighborhood garage sale. L yndhurst Drive, North Creek Court, off Del Webb. Nov. 4 & 5, 8am-1pm. Furniture, clothing, childrens items, household, more G arage sale. S aturday only, 8am-? misc. trash & treasures. 1505 A llegheny Dr., SCC. F ainting sofa, furniture, electronics, books & much more. Nov. 5, 8am-2pm 1813 Allegheny Dr., SCC.3 Family Sale shirts, housewares, glassware, jew pictures & more. Exit 240 at SCC. Del Webb west one miles to 1416 Seton Hall. Signs from SR 674, also Pebble Beach Blvd. signs posted. Friday & Saturday, 8am-? 813-634-8082 Thursday & Friday Gibsonton. Hunting, camping, military items. Commercial mule, runs good. 8ft dingy, 45ft Semi. Assorted trash & treasures. Corner of Restwood Dr. & Beach Ave., got it. T hursday & F riday, 8am-2pm. 2309 Piper Glen Court, off E. Del Webb & Winterbrook, SCC First time garage sale. Furniture, collectibles, household items & more. Friday & St Andrews Estates, SCC 1622 Bentwood D r., S CC. F riday & Saturday. 7am-noon. Computer items, tchotchkes, books, (cook, novel, how toos), blank papers St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCCSIDEWALK SALEFRIDA Y, NOV. 4 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. S A TURDA Y, NOV. 5 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Huge Moose garage sale. N ov. 5, 10am-2pm. 1212 E S hell Point R d., Ruskin. Rain or shine. Large selection of items. N orth, S un City Center. F riday N ov. 4, 8am-2pm. Saturday, Nov. 5, 8amnoon. 8624 D ee Circle, R iverview. N orth on McMullen from Boyette R d., follow signs. Furniture & misc. Saturday, Nov. 5 from sunup 2 big garage sales. 703 & 704 Indian Wells, SCC. Recliner, trampoline, 8am-2pm. G arage sale. F ine crystal, household items, small furniture, collectibles. F riday & S aturday, 8:30am-2pm. 1002 V entana Dr., Ruskin, off Cypress Creek Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m 1 09 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 2: Movies and Music Sale Plus, the secret sale. Nov. 4: Closed Nov. 5: HUGE BLOW OUT SALE $5 Clothing Stuff-a-Bag Specials and more. A pollo Beach. L ots of items, great prices. Nov. 5, 8am-2pm Carol & Deb Crolls Incredible Eggs Holiday sale. Decorative durable egg shell ornaments for Christmas, Moth ers Day, Birthdays, etc. Gift boxed. Friday Nov. 4, Friday & Saturday Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18, 19, 8am-3pm. 1605 Flamingo Dr., SCC. 813-938-5461 S CC Beta S igma Phi annual garage sale. Proceeds to service projects. Huge selection of adult/ kid items, TV two treadmills & much more. F riday, 11/4 8am-2pm. S aturday, 11/5 8am-noon, 739 Winterbrooke Dr. SCC N ov. 4 & 5, 7:20am-1pm. N ew Bed ford, Westminster Manor Lane, 2023 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Look for balloons. Mira L ago community garage sale. Ruskin. Friday & Saturday, 8am-? 15+ families. (Bonita Bluff, Stone Briar, Raven Glen, etc). Gigantic multi family sale. 110 4th St. NW, Ruskin Friday & Saturday, 8am3pm. F urniture, clothes, toys. T oo much to list,311 AUCTIONS T reatment fund. S aturday, N ov. 5, Mixons, 2525 27th St., E, Bradenton. N oon-2pm, view items & barbecue combo. $6 donations. 2pm. live auction. Cash /check only.312 ESTATE SALESEstate sale. 10811 Los Olas, Hacienda Heights, U S 301 R iverview. S aturday & Sunday, Nov. 5 & 6, 7am-5pm. Furniture, more 312 ESTATE SALES Family estate sale. 1014 Augusta Dr., S CC. 11/4 & 11/5, 8am-? S ecretary desk with hutch, furniture, dishes & more. DENNEYS ESTATE SALESThanks to all who braved the rain at the last sale! See you next week! (813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com Call to make reservations AFTERNOON TEAat Lady Chameleon Boutique$24.99 (pre-pay required)(813) 645-1964 Small Market with Interesting and Affordable Products are Needed! VENDORS WANTEDThe Market Place at Located in a beautiful shaded lot behind Lady Chameleon Boutiquewill be held the 2nd Saturday of every month -Nov. through May(813) 645-1964 Call Lynn Wise Reminder: T urn your clocks back 1hr on Saturday night

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 THE SHOPPER REAL ESTATE500 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. REDUCED $319,000 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-Car garage for the car lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river, out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. Fish house with Bath. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $110,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION!! 2BR/2BA 1-car garage home on .99 acre (MOL) with river frontage! Beautiful setting with a wonderful view of the river. $185,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $144,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 ft. river front. $299,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY. 674. Existing home is older, but would make great office. Over 300 ft of hwy. frontage and 2 acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Owner will consider both purchase and lease option offers with flexible terms. This property has 200 ft. on U.S. Hwy. 41 and is set up for both office and warehouse space. The property is completely fenced in with parking for over 30 vehicles. This is a great location for a business that needs easy highway access and flexible space. Dont miss this opportunity! Price reduced to $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011AWESOME HOME FOR EITHER SNOWBIRDS OR YEAR-ROUND RESIDENTS!! 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 is ready & waiting for a new owner. LAWN MAINTENANCE is part of the homeowners association agreement which makes this home even more hassle free!! 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 REDUCED, REACTIVATED, READY FOR OFFERS. Commercial property once used for plumbing business offers good exposure on busy Shell Point Road. Possible owner financing. Call for details. Now only $99,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 CLEAR BREATHTAKING VIEW OF LITTLE MANATEE RIVER from most rooms of this lovely updated home. 3BR/2BA, oversized lot, new kitchen, beamed ceiling, flowing floor plan great for entertaining or quiet times. Fish from dock or from boat included in sale. $259,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 SUN CITY CENTER, MOVE-IN-READY: This spacious house is elegantly furnished and greatly maintained. 2BR/2BA, split plan, large walk-in-closet in MBR, tiled BA, breakfast nook in kitchen, enclosed lanai, inside utility and garage. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 MODERN MANUFACTURED HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: 2BR/2BA, L-shaped living/dining room, extended by enclosed lanai, bright kitchen, inside utility, great attached 12x24 workshop, and carport. No HOA, walking distance to golf course. $63,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT RIGHT IN TOWN! Ready for your dream house/manuf. home, all utilities in place (water, sewer and electric), newer large dock, great fishing, deep water, and what a view! Desirable PD-MU zoning. $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE RESIDENTIAL LOT in Ruskin, a block from river. Peaceful area close to everything, next to newer house. $20,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! Cute 2BR/2BA waterfront home, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! 312 ESTATE SALES NETTIES ESTATE SALES3894 Sun City Center Blvd./S.R. 674 (Sale to be held at the old Golf USA store, between the ReMax Building and Burger King)Fri. and Sat., Nov. 4 & 57 a.m. to NoonI t's That Time of Year Again For Our Huge Multi Family Estate Sale in The old Golf USA Store!! This Sale is SOOO Huge we have Split it into TWO Sales!! This is PART ONE! Merchandise from Kings Point, East View, and Tampa! Contents Include: Stackable GE Washer/Dryer Combo, Kenmore Dryer, Spalding Pool Table, Kitchen Sets: One Octagonal Table w/Chairs on Casters, One White Wood Top Oval/Round Table w/Chairs, Two Beautiful Dining Room Sets w/Matching China Cabinet, Bedroom Furniture, White Queen Bed Set, Bassett Two Twin Bedroom Sets, Desks w/Chairs, Ent. Center w/TV, Florida Style/Print Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Glass Top Wood Coffee & End Tables, Beautiful Leather DeCoro Living Room Set (Sofa, Loveseat, & Side Chair) Matching Wrought Iron Coffee, End Table & Buffet, White Wicker Lanai Set, Matching Cream Multi Side Chairs, Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, Christmas Decor & Crafts, Home Decor, Silk Plants, Lamps, HUNDREDS of BOOKS (All Types) Too Much To List! PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.Dont Miss This One! See You There! BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER Glass Top, Mirror Base Contemporary Table w/6 Chairs, Couches, Chair & Ottoman, Sleep Sofa, Recliner, Ultrasuede Lift Chair, Round Wooden Table w/4 Chairs, Large Glass Top, Brass Kitchen Table, Secretary, Coffee & End Tables, Small Entertainment Center, 2 Etagere (Blonde), 2 Leather Recliners, 2 Colorful Ceramic Elephants w/Glass Tops, 3 Large Ceramic Oriental Urn, Oriental Pots, Sideboard, Sectional Couch, Wooden File Cabinet, Server, 4 Rattan Bar Height Stools, Queen Light Contemporary Bedroom Suite, Large Gold Mirrors, Pictures, Pillows, TVs & Stands, Rugs, Silks, Lamps, Dishes, Linens, Books & Stereo Equipment, Grill, Pipe Table w/4 Chairs, Card Tables, Desk Chairs, Computer & Desk, Small Appliances, Silver-Plated Serving Dishes, Schwinn Mens Bicycle, Tools, Work Bench, Holiday Decor, items from Italy, Germany, England, Dresden, Lenox, Lefton Cut Glass, Ceramic Bird Collection, Mens Clothes (XL), Womens M, L.633-1173 or 508-03071710 Wedge Ct.Caloosa Country Club Estates(Pebble Beach N. or El Rancho to Caloosa)Nov. 4 & 57:30am-2pm DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!SCC Huge 2-Week Estate Sale!2111 Platinum Dr., SCC(take Pebble Beach south, turn right on New Bedford and right on Platinum Dr.) 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-79542008 Toyota Yaris, 5,000 Miles; Glassware: Pink Depression Glass, Fenton, Waterford, Hummel Figurines & Plates, Royal Doulton, Lladros, Large Lenox Bird Collection, Lenox (Large Charleston Set of China), Lenox Eagles, Cut Glass & more; Furniture: Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Curio Cabinet, Queen Adjustable Bed, Antique Chest, Big Screen TV, Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, Antique 4-Poster Bed & Dresser, Entertainment Center, New Home Sewing Machine, Dinette Table w/Chairs; Miscellaneous: Large Collection of Artwork, NuStep Exercise Machine, Vintage Clarinet, Stiffle Lamps, Area Rugs, Ladies Designer Clothing, Gold Flatware, Kitchen Items, Linens, Jewelry. Too much to list! Park on side of sale only; will be strictly enforced.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 330 FURNITURESleeper sofa, queen size, excellent condition, Bamboo design, 6 long 36 deep. $150. 813-633-4035, SCC335 MUSICPianos used from $300. Piano, vocal, instrumental lessons. Instruments/ accessories, print music. Pianorama, 109 7th Ave., NE, Ruskin. 813-645-1774 360 GOLF CARTSE-Z Go golf cart, electric, runs good, good battery. Basic white. $675. SCC 813-634-7523 360 GOLF CARTSBogey Bills Golf Cars Cruise Car, Club Car, EZ-Go, GMW scooters, new, rebuilds, restore, rentals, solar, street legal. SUC parts, charger repair & battery. 2202 US 41 South, Ruskin. 813-649-8099 Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 MARINE400 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay Storage.com TRANSPORTATION450 458 PARTS & SERVICE 465 RV LOT RENTALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 Furnished 2BR/2BA 2-car garage home, greatly maintained, large enclosed lanai overlooking lake, inside utility room and more. Great location, laminate floors, inside utility room, wooden deck. Needs little TLC. 2BR/2BA, huge air conditioned addition, inside utility, 2-car carport, beautiful citrus trees. Spacious 2BR/2BA, furnished, screened porch, carports, sheds. INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING? Give me a call, Ill be happy to assist you! SOLD! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 SOLD! SOLD! 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32 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 The signs of varicose veins arent always obvious. Even if you dont see veins on the surface of your legs, theres a good chance your discomfort is a symptom of vein disease. Half of all men and women over 50 are affected by a vein problem. And without intervention, the problem will only get worse. Fortunately, the solution is a simple one. All veins have valves. Healthy valves keep blood owing only upward and support the weight of the column of blood. When these valves are broken, blood pools below. This congestion and increased pressure result in discomfort and cause uid to build up and leak from the deeper capillaries. The result gradual and continuous deterioration of your legs over the years. Both visible and hidden varicose veins are dangerous they increase your risk of blood clots. Most varicose veins are hidden. Tired, painful legs are a symptom that something is wrong. We test your vein valves while you are standing. If you have ever had an ultrasound of vein valves performed while you were lying down, you have had inadequate testing. This is a gravity issue, after all! Our more advanced methods detect valve problems frequently missed by less wellequipped clinics. Vein testing is easy and painless and takes place right in our ofce. At your exam appointment, our doctor will explain the ultrasound results and discuss treatment options with you. At Mountcastle Vein Centers, we offer four simple, advanced 20-minute procedures performed in our private, small clinic atmosphere. All four are painless, effective, minimally invasive and non-surgical. You can expect to return to normal activity the same day. Dont let leg discomfort keep you from enjoying life. In most cases, our procedures are considered medically necessary and are covered by health insurance and Medicare. This is a progressive disease. So call today for your free consultation. Learn how to stop and reverse the deterioration of your legs.Sun City Center 4040 Upper Creek Dr., Ste. 105, FL 33573 (next to South Bay Hospital) St. Petersburg (at Isla del Sol) Largo (next to Largo Medical Center)Palm Harbor (at The Fountains, Alderman & US19)PUT YOUR TIRED, P AINFUL LEGS INTO OUR SKILLED HANDS. Call 813-634-1333www.mountcastleveincenters.com Daniel J. Mountcastle, MD(Ohio State University)Naushin Jobe, MD(Chicago Medical School)Jack Lipps, MD(University of Louisville)Kim Truett, BS, Vascular Technology(Oregon Institute of Technology) There are many different treatments for vein disease, but not all are equal. Some are obsolete, painful and dangerous. Ours are modern, painless and safe. Never stop living! Any of these symptoms can signal dangerous, hidden varicose veins. Schedule a FREE consultation to see if our painless procedures can help. Painful, aching legs Tired legs Leg cramps Swollen ankles Skin discoloration Restless legs Itching, burning skin{ Before and after photos show dramatic results from advanced vein procedures. Varicose Vein Valves Normal One-Way Vein Valves Healthy valve prevents reverse blood ow Reverse blood ow due to damaged valve Before After



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THE OBSERVER NEWS $100 OffWhole House Flooring Purchase* Cannot be combined with any other offer. Not valid on prior purchases, sale or clearance. Expires 11/30/11.Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) 813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Wave barriers promise erosion control for wading bird habitatExpanding Suncoast clinic meeting growing medical needs November 3, 2011 Volume 55 Number 41 By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRUSKIN From a trailer with a leaky roof, collapsing walls and a reluctant air conditioner to a multispecialty, ultra-modern medical and dental clinic in 22,000-squarefeet of logistically designed space this is the history of the Suncoast Community Health Center here. The transition has taken place over 34 years, driven by the dedication of early volunteers, fueled by the foresight of several CEOs, supported by the devotion of medical and administrative staff, encouraged by the loyalty of patients and, most recently, boosted by a $3.7 million federal grant made possible by stimulus money earmarked in 2008. Saturday they commemorated it all with a re-dedication of the clinic on 14th Avenue S.E. and its services to the areas uninsured or under-insured families who might have very few options without it. Elected officials spoke, visitors toured the airy, enlarged building, the last three CEOs beamed and all present enjoyed an outdoor barbecue. The trailer in which the first clinic for migrant workers opened during 1977 is long gone and the operation that delivers medical services on a daily basis to all comers for fees based on income has undergone several metamorphoses over the decades. A year ago it was serving its clientele in a cramped 14,000 square foot facility showing age. Today it is expanded by another 8,000 square See SUNCOAST CLINIC, page 3 By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netGIBSONTON From longlegged herons to colorful spoonbills to darting oystercatchers, some of Floridas rarest, endangered, iconic wading birds begin their lives on Tampa Bays spoil islands here. Each spring, their parents return to small and heavily overgrown spits such as Sunken Island near the mouth of the Alafia River to share their designated retreat in general harmony with abundant rats and rattlesnakes as they nest, hatch and rear offspring. Audubons Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary in the Hillsborough Bay estuary is the most important wading bird colony in the state, according to Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hosting at least 18 species, it is considered the most diverse of such colonies in the continental United States. Yet, for some of those species, the numbers have been dwindling year after year. Population declines are being noted for the showy Snowy Egret and the graceful White Ibis, said Ann Paul, Audubon of Floridas regional coordinator. The Little Blue Heron, a treenester, is a species of special concern. The Least Tern has been driven to threatened species status by human development of the beaches it favors for nesting. The increasingly rare American Oystercatcher, feathered in black and white with a large orange-red bill, now is listed as a special concern as it tries to hold on in Hillsborough Bay. Even there, though, habitat is at risk; the island shorelines eroding, gradually but consistently washed away by the constant wave action generated through the wake of passing commercial and pleasure boats, in the process taking trees needed for roosting and dissolving sandy beach required for feeding. Sunken Island, for example, lays on a general east-west alignment www.ObserverNews.netFestival to rock South Hillsborough with local talentFamily friendly festival will feature well known acts in country, pop, and rock music along with Hovermode, a group of extremely talented young people from Rogers Middle School in RiverviewHovermode co-founder and guitarist Phil Cruz, 12, rocks out on a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW If you go to Rogers Middle School with any of the members of the band Hovermode, seek them out and give them a listen. If nothing else, chances are that youll be talking about them a few decades later at a class reunion. Hovermode is a Riverview-based rock band with time on their side. The members range in age from 12 to 14 and even with their ages combined, they are still younger than Mick Jagger or Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. But dont think the lack of years says anything about their sound or their See MUSIC FESTIVAL, see page 15 See WAVE BARRIERS, see page 18 The white ibis, also known as curlew, nests locally.pPHotoOTO BY DonON MarARGesonESON MELODYY JAMESON PHHOTOLike a jaunty hat, entrance to the newly expanded Suncoast Community Health Center features a touch of whimsy before opening onto the enlarged, tiled receiving lobby. The $3.7 million project, made possible by a federal grant from stimulus funds, added 8,000 more square feet of space throughout the center and created a pleasant, updated environment for the thousands of local patients the center serves.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 3 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 11/30/11. 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 Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.The Mega-MusicalA musical com edy Book and lyrics by Dan Goggin Directed by Terry FisetThe Pelican Players present...The Borini Theatre at Kings Point Tickets: $15 Reser vations at ww w.pelica nplayers.org Tickets available at bo x of ceFriday, Nov 18th at 7 pm Saturday, Nov 19th at 1:30 & 7 pm Friday, Dec. 2nd at 7 pm Saturday, Dec. 3r d at 1:30 & 7 pm CABARET SEATI NG Wow!BYOB BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books feet, renovated with beautiful tiling in soothing neutral tones, fresh furnishings and new equipment. And that means more services for more patients, faster and more efficiently delivered, in a more pleasant environment, says Betsy Martinez, the clinics lead office manager. For example, there now are 15 exam rooms rather than five and seven different waiting areas rather than a single large one collecting all types of patients. There is an emergency medical department to handle cases that cannot wait; when minutes are critical. There is a section devoted entirely to obstetrics and gynecology as well as one focused solely on pediatrics. The medical roster also includes family practice and internal medicine. Theres a full-service dental clinic where teeth in any condition can be taken care of, from fillings and extractions to root canals and crowns. Denture services also are available. Then, theres the roomy laboratory performing a range of analyses, a pharmacy with cutting edge technology, close to the updated reception area, with its central desk, plus several admissions stations. Behind the scenes theres new infrastructure, including air conditioning, plumbing and electrical wiring, an intercom system, digitized medical records, plus a mail distribution center which handles all incoming and outgoing for the entire Suncoast network that now includes facilities in Plant City, Dover, Brandon as well as the recently-acquired Joyce Ely clinic, also in Ruskin. Also beyond what can be seen, points out Maria Flores, nursing supervisor, are the demonstrations Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to a European River Waterways Eventat the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce ofce(813) 634-3318 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN #1 CUSTOM COATING SINCE 1960 CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedEXTERIOR CAN INCLUDE TRIMLOWEST PRICE EVER!1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT SOLUTIONS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1495Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 11/30/11$300 OFF ROOF COATINGWith this coupon Suncoast clinic expands%  of staff planning which trumped the original interior design. For instance, in pediatrics, a sick child waiting area with plenty of windows to help overcome feelings of isolation was added at staff insistence. Ive been in nursing 30 years, Flores says with s smile, I know how important it is to avoid spreading germs between sick and well kids. There were a few disagreements, but we knew what we needed. Another innovation was added in the dental clinic where X-ray equipment is tucked into wall cabinets between examination rooms. A technician on either side of the wall can access the extending arm of the X-ray machine by opening the wall cabinet on her side. While the clinics mission is to help with health needs of the underand non-insured, the facilitys strong and enduring bond with the surrounding community brings others to its doors, says Bradley Herremans, current CEO. He remembers a 17-year-old girl, pregnant and without resources, who became first a client and then a committed friend. Today, that frightened teenager is grown, a banking executive and an active supporter of clinic programs. Her baby currently is a student at the University of South Florida. She tells us now, Herremans relates. Suncoast was there when I needed it. In the same vein, Flores recalls the patient who drove from Orlando with a rupturing aortic aneurysm, reaching the clinic just in time. She knew the doctors here and she wanted to be cared for only by them, the nursing supervisor says. And yes, we saved her life, she adds. Hers has not been the only life saved at the clinic, either, Flores notes. Another testimony to the clinics place in the community is the many former patients who now are employees among the 75 who work in the Ruskin facility, Herremans says. The network-wide staff numbers 270 at present, serving the health needs of a patient base of about 35,000, the CEO notes. Most staff members are bi-lingual, speaking either the Spanish of Mexico, Cuba and South America, or French and Creole. The most basic difference between a hospital and the clinic, Herremans emphasizes, is we deliver primary care, rather than highly specialized medical services. The clinic also turns no one away. The contemporary Suncoast Community Health Clinic that Martinez now describes as state of the art is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSMaria Flores, nursing supervisor at Ruskins Suncoast Community Health Center, demonstrated the ease and convenience of using dental X-ray equipment installed in wall cabinets between each treatment chair station during tours of the newly renovated center Saturday. The center offers a full range of dental services in its new onsite clinic. Center staff had a hand in creating innovative design features, aiming for more efficient treatment of patients in surroundings made as comfortable as possible for them. Flashing the pretty smile that is the objective of all competent dental work, Rebekah Bordner, 13, tried out one of the treatment chairs in the Suncoast Community Health Centers new mobile dental services coach. Rebekah, from Wimauma, toured the facility with family while attending the centers re-dedication following October completion of a massive renovation project throughout the facility that has been serving area residents for more than 30 years.

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Most cars+ tax & S.S. 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! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r As many of you know, I present seminars on effective presentations. When I finish my threeor four-day sessions, I know if the participants dont use their newly acquired skills right away, they will begin to lose them. It is my practice to suggest that those people who are seeking to increase their ability in the public speaking arena join the largest communication self-help group in the world, Toastmasters International. This organization is made up of 270,000 members, in more than 100 countries in the world. The members come together in more than 13,000 clubs to practice the skills of speaking, listening and leadership. When one attends a Toastmasters meeting for the first time, the guest is allowed to simply observe the meeting and procedures. In most clubs, guests are given the opportunity, if they so choose, to give their impressions of the meeting. It may be well for a person considering Toastmasters to visit several clubs in the area since each club has a distinct personality. The common thread you will find in all clubs is they are very positive in the way they handle the personal growth of members. When one joins Toastmasters, they will find several skill-building activities. The most commonly known part of the program is the speaking portion. Someone first coming into Toastmasters receives a manual which outlines ten speech projects. You choose the subject of each of these speeches, which is normally five to seven minutes in length. Your challenge is to work on the speaking skill outlined for that speech, i.e., vocal variety, gestures, eye contact, etc. A second skill is learning to listen. While you are speaking, an appointed member will be listening intently to what you are sayingboth with their ears and with their eyes. When you have finished speaking, that person will stand and give an evaluation of how your speech appeared to them. When it is not your turn to be a speaker, you might fill this evaluation position. Toastmasters also learn leadership skills. Since it is a participative program, there will be times when you will be called upon to be the Master of Ceremoniesor Toastmaster of the meeting, as the position is known in the organization. You might be the Timer. Or By William Hodges it may be your job to evaluate the overall meeting; this position is called the General Evaluator. All these exercises help develop your leadership skills as well as get you on your feet in front of an audience. As with anything new, what I have just described may sound overwhelming or even scary. But when you look out on the smiling faces of your fellow members, much of your fear will fade away. Being able to present your thoughts in an organized, persuasive and intelligent manner is one of the greatest skills you will ever learn. Do not let a fear of standing up in public stop you from receiving this valuable training. In the process, you will also form new friendships with intelligent, motivated and highly positive people. To find out more about Toastmasters, I suggest you look in your computer at www. Toastmasters.org and then find the club locator. Most clubs welcome visitors and in the club directory you will find a contact number. Make the call. Get started. 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.comThe Largest Communication Organization in the WorldEvery 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. Feb. 12-19, 2012: Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fundraiser Cruise, 7 days from only $643.00. 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 Calling former Boy Scouts For a light breakfast to talk about Scouting in our area and ways to support the local Scouting programs. Feel free to bring your spouse to this event. The Scout Alumni breakfast will be hosted by Michael Langjahr from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home on 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. R.S.V.P. to Molly Blanton mblanton@boyscouting.com or call (813) 210-1788. The South Shore Senior Singles group, a new ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd., in Apollo Beach. Music will be provided by Thor Stevens for your listening and dancing enjoyment. They meet at the Alpha House the second Saturday of each month, and Thor Stevens is scheduled to provide the music each Saturday. For more information, call Patti at (813) 634-7171, or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Upcoming events: Bowling at The Alley in Riverview from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Sunday of the month (Nov. 27), then dining at Ruby Tuesdays in Gibsonton. Movie night is at 6 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (Nov. 11), with light snacks, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The movie is Amazing Grace and begins at 6:30 p.m. A special Thanksgiving dinner with entertainment is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Creason Hall at the church. Cost is $8 and tickets must be purchased in advance at the church office, or during one of the church services. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. South Shore Senior Singles to meet

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X 8 5 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS New appointments made Florida. Spelling Bee postponed East Bay Watch Greeting Card Art Contest was ready for sale! The Friends of the SouthShore Schools. Look no farther for holiday greeting cards The Southwest Florida Water will increase efficiencies, reduce layoffs in the future. and workload, the faster we can get now. We either have to reduce our costs significantly or reduce our Reorganization in a recent Workload and Staffing viewing each Division and Pro and effectiveness. The restructur they do to increase efficiency and Maintenance & Construction Di struction of the District under one & Construction Division. This ties. The District is also reviewing that is needed. The District is also looking at the the District is considering creating issues. Reduction in Force is winding down. District staff will the District will have involuntary Board approves leaner and more efficient district Eastern Airlines Silverliners seek members ter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners ters throughout the United States. Guide Dogs. Eastern Airlines are invited to Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS

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X 10 7 6B 7 10 6 $10,000, there are ways to save that few people know about. For example, if a traditional funeral and burial is what youre interested in, you can save big at least 50 percent by purchasing your casket from a store versus the funeral home, and your funeral provider must accept it. Two good casket shopping resources that may surprise you are Walmart (visit walmart.com and type in casket in their search engine) and Costco (costco.com) who offers its members a large variety of caskets and urns at discounted prices. Another way to cut your funeral bill is to request a direct burial or direct cremation. With these options your body would be buried or cremated shortly after death which skips the embalming and viewing. If your family wants a memorial service they can have it at the graveside or at later without the body. These services usually cost between $1,000 and $2,000, not counting cemetery charges. Should You Prepay? Be aware that preplanning your funeral doesnt mean you have to prepay too. But if you are considering paying in advance, be cautious. Prepaid plans are not regulated by federal law and state regulation is uneven. Before you sign anything, here are some areas you need to be very clear on: what youre paying for before committing. an additional payment be required at the time of death? a different area or die while away from home? Some prepaid funeral plans can be transferred, but often at an added cost. home goes out of business or if its bought out by another company? and get a full refund if you change your mind? all the details of the agreement in Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 75, and have been thinking about getting my funeral and burial arrangements taken care of so my kids wont have to. What funeral preplanning tips can you offer a senior with little money? Not Dead Yet Dear Not, Planning your funeral in advance is a wise move. Not only does it give you time to make a thoughtful decision on the type of service you want, it also allows you to shop around to find a good funeral provider, and it will spare your kids the stress of making these decisions at an emotional time. Here are some tips to help you find affordable services. Compare Providers Choosing a quality funeral home is your first step and most important decision in preplanning your funeral. No matter what type of funeral or memorial service you envision for yourself, its wise to talk with several funeral homes because prices and services can vary. Websites like funeraldecisions.com and funeralpricefinder. com can help you compare. When comparing, be sure you take advantage of the funeral rule. This is a federal law that requires funeral home directors to provide you with an itemized price list of their products and services so you can choose exactly what you want. Be sure to ask for it. Money Savers With the average cost of a fullservice funeral running around By Jim Miller Funeral Planning on a Budget THE SAVVY SENIORwriting, have the funeral director sign it, and give copies to your family so they know whats expected. Other Payment Option There are other ways to set aside money for your funeral, rather than giving it to a funeral home. You can set up a payableon-death, or POD account at your bank, naming the person you want to handle your arrangements as the beneficiary. With this type of account, you maintain control of your money, so if you need funds for medical expenses or something else, you can withdraw it at any time. This type of fund is also available immediately at the time of your death without the delay of probate. 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. SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS813-634-3396LIC# 6193 LIC# 9109 LIC# 11099 LIC# 15328This is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINAR"The Amazing Mini-Implant System" at the office ofZamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga 703 Del Webb Blvd. West, Suite B Sun City Center, FLLearn About The Amazing Only five years ago there was a Grand Opening Celebration at the SouthShore Regional Library. Since then it has become an integral part of the community with its many programs, the John Crawford Art Studio and a well-used Community Room. One of the biggest success factors is the Friends of the Library group that raises money through membership and a constantly changing Used Book Store. With the help of the Friends group, the library has been able to meet the needs of all age groups as well as cover the cost of art supplies for the Crawford Studio. One example was a typical 2011 summer month when the library had ten more juvenile programs than any other library in the district.These programs were attended by over 2,000 parents and kids. Programs like these (for instance, professional puppet shows) are only possible because of the money raised by the Friends group. Another example is the local Teen Advisory Board that plans many activities for their peers. In previous years the Friends bought game software, dance machines and other items geared to the teen population. It was realized that the SouthShore Library was built with a beautiful children section but no specific space that teens could call their own. So almost $4,000 was spent in September using funds raised by the Friends group to purchase caf stools and tables, gaming software, computer desks and a card table for an area now designated as the Teen Area. The Friends of the Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support and to make it clear how the support can grow even more: Become a Friend of the Library (only $10 for an individual) by filling out a form in the Used Book Room with name, address, phone and email info. You may also mail it to Friends of the Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573. The other way to give support is to buy books in the Used Book Store as well as donated books. This includes audiobooks as well as hard and paperback. Meanwhile, take advantage of these programs in November that are presented because of the support of the Friends. South Shore Regional Library turns 5 Relive the sNifty Fifties Night, sponsored by the GFWC SCC Womans Club, held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Community Hall benefits the many SCC charities the club supports. Therell be a live band, supper by Banquet Masters, root beer floats, popcorn treats with prizes and certificates for jitterbug, twist, bubblegum blowing and best costume. Youll enjoy listening and dancing to your favorite 50s music. The event is open to all SouthShore residents and there will be a special table for singles. Tickets are $15, available at the Atrium on North Course Lane, off N. Pebble Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call Marsha Lucidi at 938-5100. Free boat safety inspections heldYumm...Pancakes! The Rotary Club of SouthShore -Ruskin cordially invites everyone to their 3rd annual Veterans Day Parade Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at VFW Post 6287, 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. There will be all-you-care-toeat pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice. Donation is $6 per adult. This is a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of SouthShores Mentoring Program. Free boat safety inspections are held every Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 in Ruskin for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. to 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. The USCG Auxiliary FL75 Ruskin, will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Ruskin Rec Center, 901 6th St. Ruskin. New or prospective members are always welcome to attend. For more information, call 938-1746.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 7 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOCounty Planners Jose Fernandez and John Healey explain what a zoning overlay can and cannot address to the groups working on the Apollo Beach and Ruskin plan for upgrading the look of properties bordering U.S. 41 on the eight-mile stretch between Big Bend Road and the Little Manatee River Bridge. Survey results show variety of South County communities%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Similarities and differences in preference between residents of Ruskin and Apollo Beach are being examined at a series of public meetings at the South Shore Regional Library before a proposed zoning overlay is outlined for an eight-mile stretch of U.S. 41. The overlay meetings started in May and have been geared toward exploring the visions of residents from each community and forming working focus groups to decide how to accomplish them. The overlay is a proposed attempt to make the U.S. 41 corridor more appealing from Big Bend Road to the Manatee River Bridge. It was recognized early on that U.S. 41 in Apollo Beach and Ruskin are different and require different approaches. Because of this, in September attendees at the monthly meeting were given remote controls to vote on images on a projection screen. It was the countys first time to introduce the VPS, or visual preference survey technique, in South County. Led by county planners Jose Fernandez and John Healey who have been working with residents and business owners at all six meetings, images were shown and ranked in the order they were preferred, from one to seven, with one being I love it and seven being I dont like this at all. Topics of the visuals were types of signs; fencing; building design; building location in relation to the parking areas and street; landscaping in the parking lot; screening of open storage and other things; and location of the parking lot in relation to the building. Top preferences in each category were shown at the Oct. 25 meeting and it soon became obvious that Ruskin residents and business owners opted for a small-town look while those from Apollo Beach preferred a more big-box style. Long-time Ruskin resident Sandy Council, who is serving on the Ruskin working group, pointed out that the lots in Ruskin are smaller and wont allow for variation of how to place buildings and parking lots. Some of the choices we were shown are just too large for small lots, Council said. The Ruskin group said that old Florida style like areas of downtown Ybor City and communities like Mount Dora should be examined instead of the images they were shown. Part of the difference between the two communities exists because U.S. 41 serves as a corridor through Apollo Beach while in Ruskin, it passes through the heart of town and serves as its Main Street. County zoning requirements regulate the use allowed on each property and codes now regulate how the lots are developed, but the overlay is an attempt to further improve aesthetics and eliminate eyesores on properties directly fronting the highway on both sides. One category where Ruskin and Apollo Beach residents voted almost identically was on types of permissible signs; another was fencing. After seeing five images of fencing, neither community wanted chain link fencing and agreed on a style of brick that served as a solid buffer for noise. Residents were consistent on the look of landscaping and parking lots, all saying they preferred more pedestrian areas, rest areas and shade. They also agreed on the look of landscaping that would be placed around screening, no matter which type of screening is chosen. One big question that arose was whether the overlay should address both existing and new development. Its one thing to do landscaping and parking, said Mike Peterson, who serves on the Apollo Beach group. But its a big leap from that to tell businesses how theyre going to design their buildings. How do you retrofit what already exists in more than 40 percent of the area? New development is one thing but we dont start with a clean slate here. Audience participation brought out the idea that existing buildings that do not conform to any new overlay standard could be screened and alternatives need to be considered for properties that cannot possibly conform. No one wants to discourage the right kind of development, Fernandez said. Sam Cook, a member of the Ruskin group, asked how an overlay would affect previously grandfathered properties. These are properties that were not in conformance when new zoning regulations were put into effect and whose owners received special permission from the county to remain the way they were as long as they continued to be owned (or operated) by the same owners or (possibly) continue the same type of business. We do not want any business owners to lose their rights, Cook said. The survey results showed that 77 percent of those who voted from both communities want the overlay to apply to both new and existing properties. Because the purpose of the overlay is to improve the look of the communities to those driving on U.S. 41, there are many things people wanted addressed that an overlay cannot address because they are not in county control. These include median improvements; including landscaping, turn lanes and quality of the road. These things must be done by the Florida Department of Transportation because U.S. 41 is not a county road. The countys maps have separated the areas within the overlay into sections, so that they can all be handled differently when the language of the overlay is finally adopted. Now that we have seen your preferences, said Fernandez, we can start working on the language. A preliminary draft of preferences shown by the groups will be brought to the next meeting which will be held at the library Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

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How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. The true path to wealthThe true path to wealth seems to be through having wealthy parents. Lacking that, Ill have to forgo the $161,000 resort package. Im having enough trouble getting Apple to take my hard-earned $200 for a new iPhone.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Since I frequently write travel and adventure stories, I receive numerous press releases about travel opportunities every day. Most of them go into the trash because I simply cant read them all and an event happening in Australia is generally outside of the realm of The Observer News. Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that income for the wealthiest one percent of Americans grew 275 percent between 1979 and 2007, while income growth for the rest of Americans averaged only 40 percent in the same period. On the same day I received an ironically appropriate press release announcing that for a mere $161,000 a lucky couple could rent a 22-room Italian luxury resort all for themselves. Included in the package was a 24-hour personal assistant, a helicopter tour, the use of a vintage Fiat 500 automobile, and the use of a fully staffed luxury yacht. Seriously? A press release? For that? How many people could be interested that it would warrant a general press release? It may or may not surprise you to know that more than a few people in South Hillsborough could do it By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net without a second thought. Whether or not they would, of course, is the question. But by and large, it seems that most people these days are working hard just to keep the lights on and food in the cupboards. The personal assistant and luxury yacht will have to wait. Given the economic conditions and worst of all, the economic uncertainty it should be no surprise that people are angry. That anger takes many forms from Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party. On the surface, those two groups dont seem to have much in common, but the reality is that both have sprung up from fear. Fear of both the present and the future. That fear morphed into anger that morphed into action. I spent the first decade of my post-college career working for very large corporations organizations that are frequently vilified today for their outrageous profits and greed. Are large corporations evil? Yes, when they are viewed from a human perspective. A more accurate depiction of them, however, would be that they are simply soulless. As an entity, a for-profit corporation is legally obligated to make as much money as it can for its shareholders. That is the entire purpose of its existence. Unlike humans with their philosophical pondering over the meaning of their lives, the meaning of a corporation is clear: make money, as much of it as possible. If Walmart or Target discovered that playing the Satanic verses, read in a monotone voice, over the loudspeakers in their stores spurred buyers to subconsciously spend an additional one or two percent with no negative consequences, would they do it? Yeah, they probably would. But while corporations have no souls, the people who work for them do. There is a Facebook page dedicated to hating the delivery service UPS. One day not long ago, I clicked on the tracking number of a package I was expecting only to see that it was needlessly being routed back and forth around the country. I clicked the Like button on the I hate UPS Facebook page. Then I realized the UPS driver that delivers to my house is a really good guy. Do I hate him? Of course not. I know full well that he works hard and if there is anything he can personally do to make sure I get my package, hed do it. So whom do I really hate? Do I hate the customer service person on the phone that pretty clearly didnt care if I lived or died? No, I cant hate her my call was just one of hundreds of calls she has probably handled on her shift, most from angry people wondering where on Gods green earth was the latest crap they had ordered from Amazon. That customer service person was just trying to get through another day without having her head explode. In my career with large corporations, I never met an evil person. I even occasionally hung out with the top executives and I found none of them to be evil or even soulless. They were all good people. It turns out there is really no one to hate, and thus any hatred I may have felt was simply misdirected at a faceless, indefinable entity. There is nothing constructive about misdirected hatred. While the CBO report made headlines for the massive growth in income for the rich, what was often overlooked was that, on average, everyone got richer. Also, hidden in the numbers was the fact that the people earning the most tended to have at least undergraduate degrees and were older, while the people earning the least had much less education and were younger. That kind of takes the shock out of it, doesnt it? Proof that nearly everyone is See OBSERVATIONS, page 26

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 9 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical FREE LensBuy 1 Complete Pair of Eye Glasses & receive 1 pair of lens at no charge.Some restrictions apply.Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer exp. 11/30/11 CR39Not valid with any other offer exp. 11/30/11 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 11/30/11 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZASome restrictions apply. Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Students attend leadership conference The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) honored fifteen local high school students at their October luncheon, held at the Freedom Plaza Club in Sun City City Center. The students, from Lennard, East Bay, Riverview and Newsome high schools, were sent to the Youth Leadership Conferences in Tallahassee, this summer. They were provided generous grants from the SCC Interfaith Council and Community Foundation, which greatly assisted MOWW in funding this endeavor. Ashley Wronka earns awardsLt. Col. Gordon Bassett, Military Family Support Trust (MFST) Trustee, presents a Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) Certificate of Excellence, an MFST $250 check and Coin of Excellence to Ashley Wronka, a Junior at Lennard High School. Ashley was selected as the Outstanding Student at MOWWs Youth Leadership Conference in Tallahassee in May. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board voted today to extend Phase I water shortage restrictions for the Districts entire 16-county area through Feb. 29 because of a disappointing summer rainy season and an approaching winter that is expected to be drier than normal. The Phase I order is intended as an alert to prepare for worsening conditions. Under Phase I, residents are asked to check their irrigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes and leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads. Residents should also check their irrigation timers to ensure the settings are correct and the required rain sensors or soil moisture sensors are working properly in accordance with state law. There are no changes to watering days or times in a Phase I water shortage compared to the Districts year-round water conservation measures. This means lawn and landscape watering remains limited to a two-day-per-week schedule, and residents may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Some local governments have stricter local ordinances limiting lawn watering to one day per week or using different watering hours, so residents should always check with their local government or utility before adjusting their irrigation timers. There were some areas of the District that received heavy rainfall at times, but overall our rainy season was not as productive as we had hoped, said Lois Sorensen, manager of the Districts demand management program. There were improvements in October, but we are expecting a drier-thannormal winter due to the La Nia weather pattern.District Extends Water Restrictions SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYJoin them to clebrate their 5th Anniversary with over 70 programs. Adult Program/Event Highlights November 3-9File Storage Devices and Digital Media Learn to save files to portable media devices. Learn to transfer media from CDs and digital cameras to your PC. Learn about is available when the Library opens at noon. Featured artists are Stan Lipski of Sun City Center and Bryan Weinstein of Riverview. Stan is an accomplished photographer who has won many ribbons locally and has been published in Motor Home Life Magazine and National Geographic World Magazine. Bryans forte for the past eight years has been travel and landscape photography. His photos capture rarely viewed natural and manmade scenes from around the world. Light refreshments and music. Free to the public. The show will run through December 29, 2011. Join us for a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Event: NaNoWrimo challenges you to write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in the month of November. Take a short writing break and find some inspiration from an author at our NaNoWriMo author talk with Barbara Vaka, author of Hanks Mountain, A Colorado Story and Pretty Maids All in a Row. Join a moderated discussion of Sigmund Freuds classic work, On Dreams. Financial Consultant Jon Lynn, will discuss money management, factors for success, obstacles to overcome and saving strategies. This 45-minute seminar will include a 15-minute question and answer session at the end. Adults will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt for yourself or someone you might give a gift to. Limit 20. Registration required at Library *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.

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The total land area devoted to agriculture in the county is 258,979 acres; and although the amount of farmland has decreased 2.4 percent since 1997, the production value of the land is up 65 percent due to the increased farming of higher-value-per-acre commodities, such as strawberries and blueberries. Hillsborough County covers more than 1,000 square miles, of which 39 percent is used for agriculture production. The county ranks as the 4th largest producer of agricultural products in the state, and 59th out of 3,076 counties in the United States. Hillsborough has 2,843 farms, the second most of any county in Florida. Hillsborough County produces 90 percent of the strawberries grown in Florida; nearly 11 percent of the strawberries grown in the nation; as well as the most tropical fish of all counties in the state. Strawberries continue to be the highest sales crop at $366,046,522, which is almost 45 percent of the Countys total agricultural sales. Hillsborough also produces 14 percent of Floridas tomatoes and 5 percent of the tomatoes grown in the U.S. The next highest sales crops after strawberries are: Ornamental plants at second with $144,403,830, accounting for 17.7 percent of annual sales. Vegetable production at third at $140,000,000, with 17.2 percent of annual sales. Aquaculture at fourth with $27,577,981 and 3.4 percent of annual sales. 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.CASEYCasey is a goofy Hound/Boxer mix who was abandoned by her owners. This poor girl lived in the woods for two months until someone gave her a helping hand. This is a really sweet and energetic gal. Half of her body wiggles when she sees someone approaching her kennel. Casey would be a wonderful companion for an active person/family with a fenced yard. Casey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2009. FAITH Faith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was a stray for quite a while and had developed some medical ailments for which she has been treated. Faith is 100 percent back to good health and is now looking for a forever home with a loving owner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of making Faith part of your family? DOB: February 2, 2010. MOAA Tournament raises money for scholarships The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund and Operation Helping Hand Golf Tournament was held at Freedom Fairways, 3940 Upper Creek Drive Sun City Center on Oct. 22. A luncheon was held immediately afterward at the Plaza Club where prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. First place winners were: Greg Budzinski; Dan Callahan; Robbie Hawk and Jo Withrow Second place winners were: Julian Graham; Denis Bluett; Angel Reyes and Donald Quast. Third place winners were: Jerry Brockmeir; Bob Foraker and Ed Then. MOAA wishes to thank all of those generous sponsors who helped to support this annual charity tournament. First place winners from left: Greg Budzinski; Dan Calahan; Robbie Hawk and Jo Withrow and MC Andy NashBeef cattle/pasture fifth at $20,078,142 for 2.5 percent of annual sales. Local agriculture generates additional local economic impact by supporting related businesses such as banking, real estate, transportation, packaging, equipment, seed, agricultural suppliers and services, and marketing firms. According to a study completed in 2005, for every dollar of agricultural goods sold outside of the county, an estimated $l.86 is added to the local economy as a result of indirect and induced benefits.Agriculture rebounds in Hillsborough CountyDemocratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and camaraderie are offered at 1 p.m. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. The speaker will be Rev. Harold Brockus of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He has joined with several other clergymen and the FEA in filing a suit against the proposed Blaine Amendment.Golfers scrambled for winThe winners of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club 18 hole womens league Annual ABCD Florida team Scramble October 26, were: From left to right: Donna Gardner V.P.& Tournament Coordinator;Winners: Ann Skinner,Betty Parsley, Laura Horwath and Betty Hersey score 77; also,Congratulating the winners Jeanne Kolls President (CWGA18). PHOTO BY: ELIZABeETH T T RODrRIGUeEZ

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 11 Looking Back: A risk worth taking%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Things had started to look bleak for the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce back in 1999 when John Cregier was elected president. Money was tight and members knew they were at a point where something had to change. Bake sales and yard sales were about all wed had as fundraisers, said Sandy Council, while recalling her time with the chamber that year. We were really short of money for expenses and events.Thats when John got the idea to call on the expertise of a newly-made friend, Jack Laurie of Apollo Beach. Jack was a retired superintendent of schools who had recently retired to South County with his wife Irene. During his long career, Jack had had a lot of experience with both major events and marketing.I asked him if he wanted to take on a full-time job with part-time pay, John said. The first thing we needed him to do was investigate ways to raise funds. Jack was the first executive director of the chamber. Until then, it had been all-volunteer. Everyone on the chamber board agreed they needed a major event, but the chamber had very little money to put one on. The late Gene McRoberts, a large-scale national fish broker from Ruskin who was active in the chamber, suggested a seafood festival. He knew of several festivals around the state, one example being in Manatee County, where groups made money while putting on a memorable event that drew thousands of people to their area.I was scared to death, John said in an interview last week. I had a good board to go along with it. We had to lay out some serious money, and that was a real challenge. If we hadnt made it back, we knew the chamber would be totally bankrupt. We were running on a zero budget. John recalled that the amount they had to spend was around $7,000 but said he could not be sure. It may not have been that high, but it was a large amount we couldnt afford to lose, he said. I was really sweating bullets. The Cypress Gardens Ski Show was called in, recalled Sandy. Because of that, we ended up having a really large attendance. For several years, the event was held at Bahia Beach. Twelve to $14,000 was taken in the first year, said Jack. I was finally able to breathe in a real sigh of relief. Sandy was chairwoman of the seafood festival committee and later became president of the chamber. We decided to make the Ruskin Seafood Festival an annual event, she said. Gradually we outgrew Bahia, and around the same time it changed ownership. As Bahia Beach went through major change with new development, the event moved to E.G. Simmons Park on 19th Avenue in Ruskin and continued to draw large crowds each year. Last year more than 18,000 people attended. This will be the festivals 23rd year. It will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 6 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. N.W. in Ruskin. Like other years, seafood of all kinds will be featured, along with music, kids games and crafts areas.Music will be provided by Democracy, back by popular demand from last year, and a steel drum band from Oak Grove Middle School in Clearwater, said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. This is the first major event since the merger of the Ruskin and Apollo Beach chambers into the South Shore chamber which took place earlier this year. Because of the merger, the festival has 24 committee members which is more than ever before. Crab racing, another favorite from previous years, will be put on by the National Crab Racing Association. Jumbo the clown; bouncy houses; a Mad Science tent; and hands-on arts and crafts will be featured as well. More information on crab racing can be viewed at www.crabrace.com.There will be beer and wine available for purchase in a relaxed atmosphere at The Sandbar which will be an outdoor lounge spot with cement picnic tables and landscaping.Also new this year is a childrens pirate-themed bicycle parade which will end at the official float of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte De Berry, an all womans sisterhood group that works to better their communities.Gasparilla plays a large part in Tampa Bay, said Tracy CannonGray, this years chairwoman of special events. So we thought it would be good to add some pirate theme to the festival.Children of all ages are encouraged to decorate their bicycles and NICK CARDELLO PHOTOGRAPHYThe official float of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte De Berry, an all womans sisterhood group that works to better their communities, will be on display at this years Seafood Festival Nov. 5 and 6 at E.G. Simmons Park. Gasparilla plays a large part in Tampa Bay, said Tracy Cannon-Gray, this years chairwoman of special events. So we thought it would be good to add some pirate theme to the festival.costume themselves in either pirate or nautical theme for the parade, Sunday, Nov. 6, with line-up at 10 a.m. The parade will start at 10:30. Were also having a dunk tank with teachers and staff from East Bay High School in it to benefit their football team, Tracy said. This past year, since the last festival, the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department has initiated a $2 fee per carload to enter its parks which will also apply on the days of the festival. Once inside, the admittance charge to the festival is $5 with children under 12 free with an adult. To find out more about the festival, visit ruskinseafoodfestival. com; or call the South Shore Chamber at 813-645-3808.

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X 12 Surrender your unwanted exotic petIn an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Floridas native habitats, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and SeaWorld will host Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, Nov. 5 at SeaWorld Orlando. We expect to get quite a few non-native animals that day, so we need to make sure we have safe homes for them, said Jenny Novak of the FWC. Released pets can survive in Floridas wild areas. Often, pet owners dont understand the difference between native and nonnative species, or they dont realize the possible effects releasing a nonnative species can have, she said. This event gives pet owners who can no longer take care of their pets or no longer wish to keep them a legal, ethical option. Currently, the FWC is looking for potential adopters in Central Florida who are experienced pet owners and are willing to provide a home for one or two more animals. All adopters must fill out the proper application forms before they receive surrendered animals. This isnt a free pet giveaway, Novak said. Were looking for adopters with knowledge and expertise in caring for exotic pets, not people who have always wanted a pet and think this is an opportunity to try their hand at owning one that they dont have to purchase. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is free and open to the public. Exotic animals can be surrendered to the FWC at SeaWorld Orlando from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., free of charge, with no questions asked and no penalties. We will not penalize any pet owners who choose the responsible option of not releasing their nonnative pets into the wild. This is about curbing our ongoing problem of exotic fish and wildlife, Novak said. A veterinarian will examine each animal, and every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with qualified adopters. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is also a family event. Live animals will be on display. Experts will be on hand to talk about proper care of exotic pets, so people who are thinking about purchasing one can learn from credible sources before they buy. This is a chance for people to not only see exotic animals, but get up close and even touch them and learn about the responsibilities of owning a nonnative animal. Anyone interested in adopting nonnative pets should download the adoption form from MyFWC. com/Nonnatives. Adopters should have knowledge of the animals natural history and caging requirements and have proper facilities for the animals they are interested in adopting. There is no fee for being an adopter. Adopters and people who surrender pets at the Nov. 5 event will not have to pay the parking or admission fees to SeaWorld, unless they choose to visit the attraction. For more information, call Jenny Novak at (850) 926-0128.Christmas Tea Tickets on saleThe GFWC Ruskin Womans Club will host its annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the historic clubhouse at 503 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin. There will be two seatings this year: the first tea will start at noon, with seating to begin at 11:45 a.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m., with seating to begin at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased prior to Wednesday, Nov. 30. No tickets will be sold at the door. Club members welcome children as they love to have granddaughters attend along with daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends! They ask that well-behaved little ones be capable of sitting with you throughout the tea. The club house will be decorated for an Angels Among Us Christmas celebration. Homemade scones, fresh strawberries, assorted tea sandwiches and tea fare, desserts and select teas will be served. For tickets, call Sonja Council at (813) 244-1015, or Judy Dufault at (813) 641-0152. Seating at the Christmas Tea is limited and is always a sellout. Proceeds will go toward the clubs various charitable projects. Join them to celebrate their 5th Anniversary with over 70 programs. Kids Program/Event Highlights November 3-9Family 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. For middle and high school students. Have a voice in creating and planning library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward graduation, scholarships and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza and SweetBay Supermarkets. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create a design that will be transferred to a tee-shirt. Please bring in a clean white tee-shirt. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or call 273-3652. *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 Lennard High School Theatre to present Date Night The Lennard High School Theatre will present Date Night Edition, an evening of one-act comedies, at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the LHS Auditorium. Doors open one half hour before show time. Admission for all shows is $5 for students and adults. Concessions will be sold during intermission; all proceeds to benefit the LHS Drama department for future theatrical productions. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 -Bar Games from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Cabbage Rolls for Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shots from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Turkey raffle begins for Thanksgiving. Sunday, Nov. 6 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Wings and Things (oh so good!) at 5 p.m. Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Waves Unit #55 to meet Attention, all Women of the Military Sea Service. Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview. The meeting is held in St. Annes Hall, located at the rear of the church building. Membership in the Unit and in the parent organization, WAVES National, is open to all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information, call Jeannette Green at (813) 657-9164.Riverview Hobby Club meets to share interestsRiverview Hobby Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive, Riverview. Members gather every week to share interests in crocheting, knitting and other hobbies while enjoying coffee and each others company. The Hobby Club helps the community by crocheting chemo hats and lap blankets for local hospitals. For more information, call (813) 677-4527 or (813) 677-9747.Visit the land of the sweetsThe Brandon Ballet presents Sugar Plum Fairy Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. The magically enchanting event to celebrate the story of the Nutcracker with delectable desserts, riveting storytime, and appear ances by characters from the beloved ballet, including the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, visit www.brandonballet. com or call (813) 684-4282.

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I am proud that Florida continues to support our military bases, military service members and their families, and the defense industry through the defense grant programs, said Governor Rick Scott. Additionally, these programs work to protect a $65 billion economic impact, and the over 686,181 direct and indirect jobs, which the defense industry annually infuses into Florida. Of the grants announced today, eleven are Defense Reinvestment Grants, totaling $850,000, that have been awarded to defense communities in support of military base retention and economic diversification. The program helps communities develop and implement base sustainment and economic diversification strategies. This year, the Defense Reinvestment Grants were awarded to the Orange County Research and Development Authority, The Beacon Council Inc., Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Test your memoryAre you noticing changes in your memory and are you concerned about your memory? Tuesday, Nov. 15 is National Memory Screening Day and the USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute will be offering free memory screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Appointments are required.) There will also be exhibits, blood pressure screenings, presentations and information on Alzheimers disease, warning signs and how to reduce your risk for Alzheimers. Participants can bring a bag with all their medications for a free consultation with pharmacists. Tours of the new Memory C.A.R.E. Center will be available for those interested. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a screening, call (813) 974-4357.Defense Grants awardedThe oldest of the Baby Boomers are turning 65 this year, the eyeopening age of Medicare eligibility. As the reality of dealing with Medicare looms large, many people find themselves uncertain about their Medicare options and the processes for enrollment. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with the west Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is prepared to provide the assistance you need to understand your options. SHINE is an unbiased information and counseling resource that trains volunteers to provide free, confidential health care advice to Floridas seniors and the disabled, particularly about Medicare. Here in Hillsborough County, where one in ten residents is age 65 or older, SHINE is a vital resource. Each year SHINE serves seniors, retirees, the disabled, and other Medicare beneficiaries by providing educational presentations, informational materials, and an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a trained Medicare counselor. This year, SHINE has a special opportunity to help the wave of Boomers who are reaching the age for Medicare eligibility. Individuals new to Medicare may enroll during their Initial Enrollment Period, which is the seven-month period (birth month plus the three months before and after) surrounding his or her 65th birthday. During this period, beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Parts A, B and D, or they may alternatively choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan with or without drug coverage. All current and soon-to-be Medicare beneficiaries are invited to contact SHINE for one-on-one SHINE counseling or enrollment assistance by contacting the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). Medicare beneficiaries who do not take advantage of their Initial Enrollment Period may do so during the now earlier Annual Election Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), with coverage effective on Jan. 1. Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, The Bay Defense Alliance, City of Tampa, City of Jacksonville, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Economic Development Commission of Floridas Space Coast, and Highlands County. The other nine awards announced are Defense Infrastructure Grants totaling $1,581,245. These grants address infrastructure needs of communities which host military installations. Both programs are administered by Enterprise Florida Inc. The grants are awarded annually, on a project-priority basis, to communities hosting military installations. Got time?Cancer patients from your community need your help to get to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The American Cancer Societys Road to Recovery program is in urgent need of volunteers who are willing to drive cancer patients to and/or from their life-saving cancer treatments. Schedules are very flexible. If you have a few hours a week and would like to help a cancer patient in your community, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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Coupon expires 11/17/11 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Trusted by Physicians & Patients Alike FISH TALESGrand Slam contests everywhereGrand Slam is what I heard everywhere this week. It was Grand Slam in the south, north, and east. Contests everywhere. If you dont know what a grand slam is in fishing it is a redfish, a snook, and a seatrout, or speckled trout, all caught in one day. You can apply for a certificate of proof of catch from MyFWC. com. Some of the contests have rules about catching all three fish before 3 p.m. The fish that will probably be the most difficult to catch is the snook. A grand slam takes lots of catching skills and lots of luck. If you catch all three, the guy or gal with the most weight in the three, will win. Grand Slam tournaments are not easy. You cannot waste your time looking for a larger fish; just catch three and check in. Some have caught all three species in the shallows and some in grassy flats. Others say to fish around the mangrove roots. All I can tell you is that all species are out there and it is up to you to find them. Best of luck and be sure and apply for your certificate. Oysters were plentiful in our area, but I havent seen any edible ones lately. Several clubs, such as the Tampa Bay Watch and The Coastal Conservation groups have been restoring oyster beds. Stone crabs are plentiful if you find the right spot. Many divers are getting enough to grace their dinner tables. You can legally only take one claw per crab. Harvest of stone crabs runs through May l5. It is a challenge to fish after a heavy rain, as the water isnt clear. Again, wading birds could tell you where the fish are in the flats. If you see a stingray there must be fish close by. I met more fly anglers this week. It seems to be done by those who like a challenge. Fly fishing in salt water wasnt heard of at one time. You think of a cool mountain stream and fly-casting for trout in the fresh water not salt water. I saw the usual catches of sheeps head and trout. Mullet are jumping in the canals waiting for a cast net. Flounder are plentiful, you just have to drop a line to make a catch. When they are up off the sandy bottom of the water swimming around, they are hungry. Redfish are in schools. You still may only make one catch per person per day. They are good baked and stuffed with crab meat. Freshwater bluegill, catfish and bass are being caught in the upper Manatee, Little Manatee and Alafia rivers. Enjoy our weather, always fish together. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek before afterInsurance AcceptedJohn V. 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Drop off flags at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview.Hillsborough salutes veteransOn Friday, Nov. 11 the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct the 47th Annual Veterans Day Tribute to honor all veterans from all wars. This ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum located at 3602 U. S. Highway 301 N. Tampa, FL 1/2 half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month which is in remembrance of the date and time that the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by a joint color guard made up of members from MacDill AFB Honor Guard and the JROTC Cadets. The National Anthem will be sung by Teresa Foss. There will be over 100 JROTC Cadets from area high schools in attendance to perform drill demonstrations and a Pass in Review. The POW/MIA empty chair ceremony to remember those who have not yet made it home will be performed by the Scottish American Military Society and Honor Guard. A Wreath Tribute will be presented by the Gold star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families of America. The playing of TAPS and a rifle salute will be rendered by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jeanne Bush, the Family Service Director for Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Cemetery and the keynote speaker will be Major General Michael D. Jones, US Army Retired, formerly, the Chief of Staff at USCENTCOM. There will be several dignitaries and a former POW that was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II in attendance. The coveted Edwin Porterfield Award and Sprit Awards will be presented Preceding this event at 9 a.m. will be the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Both ceremonies are open to the public and tented seating will be available. Following the Veterans Day program refreshments will be served by VFW Post 8108 from Riverview.The Hope Funds Breakfast and Bingo coming November 12 The Hope Fund again sponsors its semi-annual Breakfast and Bingo to benefit the children who attend the after-school and summer programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The breakfast takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Community Hall, at 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd.. It will cost $6 and consists of a large omelet of your choice, a bagel and cream cheese or a Danish, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Bingo will start at 9:30 a.m. if you wish, play bingo for cash prizes. Bingo cards cost $1.00. Some of the children who attend Bethune Park will be on hand to sing at 9 a.m. Tickets for the event are available at the door. All are welcome. By attending Breakfast and Bingo on Nov. 12 you will not only benefit needy children, but you will also enjoy a Saturday morning out with friends. Because The Hope Fund has no administrative costs, all funds raised go directly to helping the children. The Hope Fund sponsors mentoring and tutoring programs, a reading program, Marathon Kids, field trips, an afterschool snack program, and many more programs designed to give children a good start in life. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Call Robi Jackson at 634-3980 if you like working with children (Please note that all of the children speak English.) and would like to volunteer an hour a week, or more, or for more information about the Hope Fund and/or Breakfast and Bingo, or to make a tax deductible contribution. Also, check out the Funds website at www.The-Hope-Fund.org. Tutor Dick Castiglia helping a student with homework. Rose Timm with the child she mentors.

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18 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.No matter what your style.... Weve Got You Covered. Americas nest carpet. Plus Karastep carpet pad ($7/yard value) from Karastan*Offer Valid Until 10/31/11 immediately south of the Alafia River channel, which branches to the east from the main north-south Tampa Bay ship channel. Through this channel passes the freighter and barge traffic arriving and departing the Mosaic phosphate processing plant docks, as well as numerous smaller pleasure craft coming from or motoring farther up river. This week, however, a project aimed at halting the erosion by blocking and redistributing the wave action is being completed around the northern face of the oblong island. The wave break consists of eight arrays of large, pyramid-shaped concrete wave attenuation devices (WADs) installed in corner-to-corner sections just offshore. When complete, the WADs will stretch for 775 linear feet, creating a settled offshore reef both calming wave action and enhancing the food chain. Each pyramid, 10 feet across at the base and weighing 5,000 pounds, is a stable barricade able to withstand the heaviest of seas, noted Tom Brown, CEO of Living Shoreline Solutions, the Dade Citybased company which designed the system. The firm has installed 16 such systems in water bodies around the world and not one of them has failed yet, Brown added. The acid-neutral concrete structures are hollow with perforations on the slanted sides that allow small fish and crustaceans to enter or pass through and encourage oysters, barnacles or other marine life to attach, thereby creating a sea life nursery in much the same way naturally-growing mangrove roots and sea grasses do. Pyramids facing the shipping channel also are horizontally grooved on their outward flat sides to further interrupt and redistribute the energy of ship-wake or storm-driven waves slapping them. The project has been years in the planning, design and engineering, permitting and then funding stages, said Mark Rachal, an Audubon field biologist. Were excited finally to be in the installation stage, he added. Financial support for the $315,000 project has come from a combination of grant monies obtained through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation plus grant-matching funds provided by Mosaic, Tampa Electric Company, CF Industries and other donors to Audubons Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries program. Mosaic owns the islands that comprise the bird sanctuary and leases them to the National Audubon Society for its management, said Christine Smith, the phosphate giants Florida headquarters spokesperson. It is expected now, Paul summed up, that the trees the Brown Pelicans and White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbills need for their nests will be protected and preserved, sturdily waiting for them come the spring breeding season, and that the oystercatchers will find plenty of nest-inviting sand above the high tide mark. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Wave barriers help preserve nesting areas%  All of these iconic, but dwindling, Florida wading birds the Roseate Spoonbill (upper left), the Brown Pelican (lower left) and Snowy Egret (above) nest each season on spoil islands in eastern Tampa Bay, sharing the small spits of land with abundant rats and rattlesnakes. But it is erosion of the island shorelines that most threaten their populations.MELODY JAmMESON PHOTONow in place along the north face of little Sunken Island, part of an important wading bird rookery in the Hillsborough Bay estuary, these concrete wave attenuation devices (WADs) are deflecting the destructive energy of crashing wave action from passing vessels and protecting from erosion both the islands shoreline and its trees. The 5,000-pound pyramids, which have been successfully used on water bodies around the world, also are expected to attract small marine life to enhance the islands food chain for its avian residents. PPHOTOS COURTESY A ANN PP AUL, A AUDUBON OF FFLORIDA

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 19 and our specialty CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTSSince 1987design shoppethe 674 301 Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com from Grandma Nan. Also, the St. Pete Times will have some of their Facebook gurus there to show you how to interact with your family back up north through social media. Youll be listening to music from Fletcher Music and from the South Shore Symphony Orchestra while you stroll the aisles and visit our vendor booths. Our non-profit and charitable organizations will be outside selling all kinds of delicious food, with the proceeds going to scholarships and other worthy causes. There will be giveaways and door prizes and all kinds of free things. No matter the business from home improvement to medical advice to continuing education to travel we have someone who can answer your questions and fix your problems. Who knows, there might be a business there that has a product or service youve never even heard of. Its also a great way to meet new businesses who opened up over the summer. There might not be 10,000 cars and we certainly dont have 4 million square feet. But it wont take you several days to go around and see everybody either! So grab the spouse or the next door neighbor and come to our Expo next week. Theres a lot to see, a lot to hear, and a lot to eat!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessBeing married to the Husband means I spend a lot of time at car shows. When you own an autobody shop and your passion is cars, it goes to reason you love to look at them. In August we drove to Louisville, KY for the National Street Rod Association event that showcased over 10,000 vehicles! The vendor and builder showcase building was over 4 million square feet! It took us days to see what we saw and believe me, we didnt see everything. The Chambers upcoming Extreme Makeover: Business Expo wont be nearly that large, but for the first time we have over 100 vendors (112 to be exact!) and some pretty special people attending. Mark your calendars: next Tuesday, the 8th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard. Former Mayor Pam Iorio will be there from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to sign copies of her new book. She will be followed by Rep. Skip McKell who represents our district in Tallahassee. Rounding out our political guests will be Doug Belden, our Tax Supervisor. In the side room, well have an antiques appraisal with Dale Smrekar from Downsizing Advisory Service. For $5 per item ( limit 3, please) he will give you an appraisal of your vase from Aunt Dorothy or your necklace By Dana Dittmar Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net The Hillsborough Correctional Institution class will be donating their handmade quilts to military personnel at the Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Sun City Center prison volunteer Judy Gerdes, standing left, will be donating the quilts to Maryann Keckler, Disabled Veterans Representative. The center square of each quilt includes a hand painted patriotic square created by Virginia Laudanos art class at Prince of Peace Church. Laudano, also a volunteer at Hillsborough C.I., plans to have the inmates in her art class help with this project. Additional washable fabric is needed for future donations. Interested groups or individuals may call volunteer Nancy Williams at (813) 642-9121 for more information.Hillsborough Correctional Institution crafts with conviction Inmates display their handmade quilts.Celebrate agriculture during Farm City WeekIn Manatee County, agriculture is so big that theres an entire week dedicated to celebrating and raising public awareness of the importance of agriculture to this community. Annual agricultural production is estimated at over 500 million dollars and is second only to tourism in its economic impact to Manatee. This ranks Manatee County in the top ten Florida counties for agricultural sales. Some of the main agricultural industries are vegetable production (including tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and strawberries), citrus, livestock and forage production, ornamental horticulture, commercial fishing, and forest products. The Manatee County Farm City Week program began in 1967 to promote a clear understanding of the economic importance of agriculture in Manatee County and the effect of urbanization on agricultural lands. Folks can participate in a number of ways, including a guided bus tour of select agricultural operations, the Cortez Village Folk Art Fishing Festival, the Faye Blackstone Memorial Junior Ranch Rodeo, and much more! Part of the weeks events is to honor individuals who have made a significant impact to agriculture and the agricultural community. Two honorees, for the Outstanding Agriculturalist of the Year and the Manatee County Agriculture Hall of Fame, will be recognized during the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Farm City Week Luncheon on Nov. 15 and at the Palmetto Historical Luncheon on Nov. 17. Farm City Week runs from Nov. 14-19 and is filled with a diversity of events. The theme for 2011 is Rodeo: A Ranchers Way of Life. For more information, visit http:// manatee.ifas.ufl.edu.Marines kick offJoin Team Creations from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Nov. 4 at The Alley, 10221 Big Bend Rd., Riverview to kick off Toys for Tots. The United States Marine Corp is asking each guest to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Marine Toy Chest. Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased in advance, space will be limited. Each ticket includes a wrist band entry for the private VIP suite room, cosmic bowling with music and laser show, snack and cash bar, meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders, and local celebraties and sponsors. For tickets or more information call Doris (813) 952-3370, Patricia (813) 516-5317, Ursula (813) 340-5454, Yolanda (813) -9425.

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NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Samuel C. Martino, D.O. Jacqui M. Dawson, D.O. Frank A. Sirchia, M.D. George R. Cheesman III, M.D. Nektarios S. Demetriou, D.O. Belinda B. Johnson, M.D.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. Happy 125th birthday!MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTONew York Citys Statue of Liberty turned 125 last week. The monument, designed by French sculptor Frdric Bartholdi was dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a gift to the United States from the people of France. The Statue of Liberty represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who carries a tablet inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence and has a broken chain lying at her feet. France funded the statue while the U.S. was to provide the land and the pedestal upon which it stands. As late as 1885, fundraising for the pedestal had fallen short of expectations, threatening the project. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer began a fund drive, bringing in more than 100,000 donors, many of whom donated amounts of less than a dollar. Since 1933, the monument has been maintained by the National Park Service. Although Liberty Island remains open to visitors, the statue itself closed on the day after her 125th birthday for the installation of a second staircase and other safety features. That project is expected to take up to a year. Public access to the torch has been banned since 1916. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/stli Why is this man on TV?The critics agreed. The Celebrity Register said, Ed Sullivan will never go out of style. He has no style to go out of. The Herald Tribune observed, A vexing question facing everyone with a television set is why Ed Sullivan is on it every Sunday night. It was a question some people kept asking for the 23 years The Ed Sullivan Show ran on CBS Television. Why Is This Man on TV?Until a cultural upheaval led CBS to pull the plug in 1971, Ed Sullivan had hosted the most successful variety show in TV history, outlasting many shows hosted by the handsome and talented. Unrecognized by critics and the comedians who mimicked him, were his decades in newspapers, radio, movies and vaudeville, as writer, actor and producer, where he developed a showmans instinct for what the public wanted and supreme self-confidence that the public would like what he liked. He was TVs first impresario and, as seasons passed, the central arbiter of American popular culture. Sullivision, Or Why Is This Man on TV, an original musical revue written and directed by Ed Brown, is based on Ed Sullivans life and times, including his legendary feud with rival columnist Walter Winchell, the opportunity he created for black performers on TV, his zeal as a communist-hunter, his battles with famous guests from Maria Callas to The Rolling Stones, and, most of all, his weekly line-up of stars and novelty acts in family-friendly, living room Vaudeville. Video highlights and live re-creationsThe production to be staged at St. John The Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, Nov. 15, 16, and 17 will make use of two large video screens to present highlights of Sullivan Show guests, from plate spinners and jugglers to stars of Opera, Movies, Broadway, The Borscht Belt and Ballet. The review also features a live band led by Jack Edison and Bill Rudy. Professional and community theater talent will recreate Sullivan Show performances including, Annie Hunter as Judy Garland, Troy Coman as Nat King Cole, Chuck Wirick as Van Cliburn, Barbara VanEycken as Rosemary Clooney, Brian Kleinschmidt as Bing Crosby, James Faurote as Frank Sinatra, Matt Mello as Bob Hope, Teri Council as Teresa Brewer, Rick Curtis as Anthony Newly, Bill Barker as Ezio Pinza, Lew Resseguie as Rex Harrision, Kathy Straub as Julie Andrews, Chuck Collette as John Michael King, Ellen Kleinschmidt as Patti Page, Bob Garrod as Maurice Chevalier, Clint Shepherd as Sergio Franchi, and Victoria Pelagia as Maria Callas. Tickets are $10 general admission, available at the door prior to each performance.

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When should I take Social Security? *Securities and insurance products offered by Thomas Payant through SagePoint Financial. Inc. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/11 Sun City Center Lapidary ClubFriday, Novem b er 119 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts & Crafts Building (813) 642-2084Annual SCC Halloween food drivePENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSPaula and David Lickfeldt hosted a Halloween party attended by about 210 people at the Sun City Center Community Hall Oct. 29. Props, including Draculas coffin, skeleton cages and an electric chair, were handmade by co-host Michael Langjahr. DJ Carey Culp provided dance music. The party was held to benefit the food banks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Wimauma and The Lords Lighthouse ministry in Ruskin. About 1,000 pounds of food was collected and almost $1,200 in monetary donations. The money will be given to The Lords Lighthouse. Winners of the costume contest line up to receive their prizes. Judging was done by a panel of three, Rosie Clifton, Penny Fletcher and Michael Langjahr.WEEKLY EVENTS Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games at 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/Burgers from 5 to 7 p.m. Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events Watch the Calendar Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 @ $3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bar Games from 3 to 6 p.m. Free Pool A bunch of NunsenseThe Pelican Player Community Theatre is bringing the raucous musical-comedy, Nunsense, the Mega-Musical, to the Borini Theatre at Kings Point for six performances, on Nov. 18 and 19; and Dec. 2 and 3. Mollie Anderson is back as Sister Mary Amnesia, along with Terry Fiset as the Reverend Mother and director of the show. Nunsense is one of the most popular musicals ever. Its a laugh a minute as the Little Sisters of Hoboken attempt to stage a benefit to raise enough money to bury four members of their order accidentally poisoned by their crazy cook, played here by Enid Couse. In this mega-musical version of Nunsense, the sisters have landed additional acts for their show, including three Junior Olympic gymnasts and an ex-Motown gospel star. The result is spectacular, explains director Terry Fiset. Not only do we have the funny songs and dialogue from the original Nunsense, we have these impressive guest artists adding a wow factor that will bring the house down! Cabaret seating will add to the fun, so bring snacks and beverages. The seating is set up for tables of eight. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18; at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19; at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2; and at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. Tickets are only $15 and are on sale now at the Kings Point Box Office. Reservations can be made at www.pelicanplayers.org. Riverview Moose Family Center (813) 677-7921 All events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. UPCOMING EVENTS November 5 Moose Riders Chili Cook-Off Starts at 1 p.m. November 12 College of Regents Dinner and Entertainment Open Face Roast Beef from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by Del & Gary November 13 New District President Celebration Dinner and Entertainment November 19 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details November 20 Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 2 & 3, 2012 Cozy Get-Away Weekend for 2 Bilmar Resort at Treasure Island tickets are $5 each Drawing held April 6 at 7 p.m.Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announces that Fluzone Intradermal in their in-store pharmacies. The Intradermal flu vaccination is ada microneedle that is 90% smaller than regular needles and is approved for people aged 18-64. discounted rate of $29.99 when purchased using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card. We are constantly looking for ways to meet and exceed our guests expectations and offering a variety of administrations for the seasonal flu vaccine is just another way for us to properly serve our guests, said John Fegan. Winn-Dixie pharmacies still offer a regular flu shot approved for ages three and older and a high-dose flu shot approved and recommended for people 65 and older on a walkWinn-Dixie offers microneedle flu shot

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22 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 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 Cool Car Cruise In Saturday, Nov. 5Cruise on down toand experience our 204 W. Shell Point Rd.813-419-4325LOOK FOR THE BLACK TRAILER! Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $28................before noon$25...................after noon$20...................after pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/30/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareLive Music Every Wednesday and Saturday Tuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com FALL SAVINGS but just up the street!2202 Hwy. 41 South Ruskin, FLChucks Auto Wholesale, Inc.813-641-3417In Ruskin since 1994 Futbol and food focus of RCMA festival / fundraiserWhile the National Football League heats up autumn for many Americans, it is always futbol season for many Latinos. Last weekend, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association Academy held their Fall Festival, featuring a soccer (futbol ) tournament and food brought in by families and offered for sale. The event was designed to not MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS RCMA Academy students. The RCMA Academy serves children from low-income and migrant farmworker families. For more information, visit www.rcma.org.Girl Scouts from local troop 508 recently returned from a trip to New England. Four of the girls traveled for a five-day visit to Marthas Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts. The girls boarded their flights at Tampa International Airport to land at Logan International where they plotted their way by bus to Woodshole, Mass., and from there, caught the ferry to Marthas Vineyard. For some girls, this was their Taber Karppe, Kaitlyn Arruda, Rebecca Carlisle and Chevonne Simmons members of Girl Scout Troop 508 experience New England first plane ride. The girls stayed at a charming hostel in West Tisbury that was run by Hostelling International. There, the girls enjoyed their stay in a dormitory-style setting where they met a myriad of people, from all different backgrounds as well as overseas. The girls visited Felix Neck Sanctuary where they participated in an Audubon birding program. They rode tandem bicycles there, only to jump in the kayak to see New Girl Scouts from Troop 508 visit New EnglandEngland local birds, many of them on the U.S. threatened list. The girls also took part in a bird count for another program while visiting Chappaquiddick Island. From Marthas Vineyard, they crossed back to the mainland where they again stayed in a hostel, this one very different from the laid back atmosphere of the Vineyard. They spent their time getting steeped in our nations history by visiting places such as Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, Boston Common and Public Garden, and the Old North Church. They trudged through the rain and viewed Bostons history through the stories of a Ghost Tour company and got a different spin on revolutionary tales. They also took a Duck Tour through the city, while meeting staff of EF Tours. If you would like to help the girls by making a donation to put towards the balance remaining for this trip or to purchase cookies, email iwanttobeagirlscout@ yahoo.com. Check us out online at www.ObserverNews.net

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 23 EarthTalkE The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: I understand that mountaintop removal as a way of coal mining is incredibly destructive. Didnt a report come out recently that named major banks that were funding this activity? -Seth Jergens, New York, NY Yes its true that many major banks invest in companies that engage in the environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining, whereby the tops of mountains are removed by explosives to expose thin seams of recoverable coal. The wasted earth and other materials are either put back onto the mountain top in an approximation of their original contours, wreaking havoc on local ecosystems and biodiversity, or dumped into neighboring valleys, polluting lakes and streams and jeopardizing water quality for humans and wildlife According to the non-profit Rainforest Action Network (RAN), this dumpingespecially throughout Appalachia where MTR is most prevalentundermines the objectives and requirements of the Clean Water Act. The group adds that some 2,000 miles of streams have already been buried or contaminated in the region. The mining destroys Appalachian communities, the health of coalfield residents and any hope for positive economic growth. This past April, RAN teamed up for the second year in a row with another leading non-profit green group concerned about MTR, the Sierra Club, in publishing a report card reviewing 10 of the worlds largest banks in regard to their financing of MTR coal mining projects. The new 2011 version of Policy and Practice takes a look at the MTR-related financing practices of Bank of America, CitiBank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, UBS and Wells Fargo. What did they find? Since January 2010, the 10 banks reviewed have provided upwards of $2.5 billion in loans and bonds to companies practicing MTR. While some of the banksChase, Wells Fargo, PNC, UBS, and Credit Suisseadopted policies limiting their financing of MTR, few actually pulled funding in place from any such activities upon adopting such policies. Citibank, despite announcing publicly in 2009 that it would limit its involvement in MTR, doubled its investments in the business in 2010. RAN and the Sierra Club are also keeping a close eye on UBS which, soon after stating that it needs to be satisfied that the client is committed to reduce over time its exposure to [MTR], went ahead and acted as a paid advisor on the merger of Massey Energy, which operated the West Virginia mine where 29 men died last year, and Alpha Natural Resources. This merger created the largest single MTR company in the country, now responsible for some 25 percent of coal production from MTR mines. The report card grades each bank based on its current position and practice regarding MTR investments, and calls on the banks to strengthen their policies and cease their financial support for coal companies engaging in MTR. The best practice...is a clear exclusion policy on commercial lending and investment banking services for all coal companies who practice mountaintop removal coal extraction, says RAN. RAN and the Sierra Club hope that by exposing the impact these banks are having on the environment through their financing programs, they can help alert the public and policymakers to the need to outlaw MTR coal mining altogether. CONTACTS: Rainforest Action Network, www.ran.org; Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. Mountaintop removal siteEncore presentation by master gardenerHow Floridas Pioneers Used Herbs presented by Master Gardener John Dawson of the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is an encore presentation being held at the Manatee Village Historical Park located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 14. This program is back by popular demand. Master Gardener John Dawsons fascinating lecture will focus on how Manatee Countys first settlers would have used herbs in their daily lives. Learn how herbs were used for food, flavorings, medicines, teas, alcoholic beverages, dyes, inks, pesticides, deodorants, cosmetics, oils, poisons, and expressions of passion. Parking and admission to this program and the park are free. Reservations are appreciated. For more information, call Christine A. Brown, Special Events Coordinator at (941) 741-4075 or e-mail Christine. brown@manateeclerk.com. To help in the efforts to make Manatee County a no-kill community, Napiers Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary, inc. has recently acquired 13.5 acres of land to expand its continuing efforts to help the animals of Manatee County. Of the 13.5 acres, 3 acres has been set aside as a second location for the rescue of dogs facing euthanization. The other acreage is for the rescued horses and horseback riding that helps offset feed cost. visit www.NapierFamilyFarm. com for days and hours available for horseback riding there is no age limit or experience necessary. The Sanctuary wants to play a major roll in helping make Manatee County a no-kill county. There is a large number of adoptable dogs and cats that are needlessly being euthanized for no other reason than lack of space. The Sanctuarys new facility New Beginnings Kennels will help house these adoptable animals until a new adoptive home can be found without fear of euthanization as the Sanctuary is a no-kill 501(c) (3) animal rescue operating since August of 2004 in East Manatee County. New Beginnings Kennels is now open to the public. All dogs at the kennels will be available for a $65 adoption donation and will be neutered/spayed, have current shots including Rabies, de-wormed, microchipped for ID and come with 30-days of FREE pet insurance for unforseen illnesses. New Beginnings Kennels located at 4957 Wingate Rd., Myakka City, will be open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call for directions or to set up an appointment for other days and/or times to see the dogs available for adoption.Animal Shelter Expansion Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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24 NOVEMBER 3, 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 Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Thomas Paine Crafts, food, fun and fellowshipMark your calendars, for the UCC Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. A special feature of the Fair is the Famous Bake Sale. Start off your day with coffee and homemade goodies. Shop and visit with the talented vendors, and end a perfect day with lunch and dessert from the bakery. Fun and fellowship for everyone. For more information, contact Terry Hood at 493-4957. Left to right Larry Piechoski, Linda Shaw, Regina Evans, and Louise Grabert.PHOTO BY HHAZEL MARTINNew members welcomedThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center welcomed seven new members into their church family. The service was very meaningful and a reception was held, to meet and to greet everyone.Seated left to right: Kathie Koren, Lynn Field, Joyce Rich, Patricia Harrell, and Elaine Tosoian. Standing left to right: Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans, J. D. Stanlake, Bobby Rich, Moderator Anne Ginevan, Vice Moderator Bruce Grabert NCWS Raises The BarNCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is honored and grateful to announce they have exceeded $60,000 in donations to local non-profit organizations. These organizations include: SCC Emergency Squad, Samaritan Services, Salvation Army, LifePath Hospice, Good Samaritan Mission, Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary, Mary & Martha House, Reddick Elementary School & SCC Patriots Club. For more information regarding this all-volunteer itinerate outreach ministry, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. NCWS leaders in the picture are from L to R: Jim Butner, Steve Molnar, MaryAnn Innis, Phyllis Butner, and Eileen Eletto. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. Pictured from left to right are: Dorothy and Barry Myers, Pastor Ed Schafer, Mike Zwissler and Aileen Engel. For information on the church, call 634-4228. VERN EELARTH pPHOTO Trinity welcomes new membersFine Arts concert features trioThe second Fine Arts concert of the 2011-2012 season at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. The featured artists will be the well-known and popular Robert Winslow (organist at St. Andrew Church) joined by University of South Florida music professors: Kim McCormick on flute and Amy Collins on oboe. Tickets at the door are $9. Season tickets for all remaining six concerts are $35, available at the concert or at the reception desk of the church. For more information, call 634-1252 or 642-8125. SCC Unitarian Universalists are gratefulOn Nov. 3, SCC Unitarian Universalists guest Dr, Robert P. Tucker presents Please, Say Thank You!! Novembers great American holiday is Thanksgiving. Yet, most of us have trouble being sufficiently appreciative of what others do for us. Dr. Robert P. Tucker will remind us why everyday gratitude is so important in everything we do. On Nov. 10, Gin Kohl Lieberman, executive director of the Humanists of Florida Association (HFA), will speak to the Fellowship about the humanist philosophy and the goals of the Florida association. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 81363323491Pornography addressedChristian Womens Connection presents David Canton, director of Florida Family Association. David will detail their fight against pornography and undesirable content on television and magazines. The presentation and luncheon will be held at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. on Thursday, Nov. 10. Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. and program follows from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Nov. 7. Cost $17 inclusive. All ladies welcome, no membership required. Sponsored by Christian Womens Connection, Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. For more information call 813938-4320 or 813-383-7540 or email aunt.butler@gmail.comLike to play games?The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up a table in advance and attend the monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils, and tallies. They also provide an assortment of desserts, table and door prizes. For more information, call (813) 633-2460.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 25 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 Area Places of Worship 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 Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton PastorMASSES Vigil 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. 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 .........................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome Area Obituaries William E. BrindleWilliam E. Brindle, 71, of Sun City Center died on September 20, 2011. He was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Salem, IN. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert and son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Kristine Walker; stepchildren, Melissa, Michael and Matthew; four grandchildren and sisters, Dorothy Doering, Jeanie Blevins and Linda Rider. Interment will be at Sarasota VA National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.Frances A. Hatfield Frances A. Hatfield, 87, a nine-year resident of Sun City Center, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, October 15, 2011. Frances was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, one of 11 children born to Glenn and Hazel Hatchitt. In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, H.C. Swede, who predeceased her in 2001. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Linda Ann and son-in-law Richard; sisters Margaret Ehlers, Sun City Center and Mary Lou Geisler, North Port, Florida, plus many beloved nieces and nephews. Frances excelled in public speaking; was a young member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, serving as a chapter and federation president; she served as secretary to the Sterling McClellan American Legion Post Auxiliary, was active in her church, an intrepid Girl Scout leader and worked as a teachers aide in the Broward County School system until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, collecting open salts and travelling. An extraordinary daughter, wife, mother, sister and aunt, Frances will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to God, family and friends; as our amazing family historian; for her courage in embracing challenges, living life with great spirit, optimism, determination and a wonderful sense of humor. She lives on in our hearts till we meet again in The Lords Presence! A celebration of her life will take place on Sat., Nov. 5, 11 a.m., at Sun City Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts can be made to: First Christian Church of SCC, c/o Dr. David Campbell, 725 Elkhorn Drive, SCC 33573 (Note:Hatfield Memorial) or HIS International, Inc. (Note:Hatfield Memorial), P.O. Box 8323, Columbia, SC 29202-8323. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, at a later date. Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Odes HollandOdes Holland, 92, died October 20, 2011, at his home in Apollo Beach. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine, his children, Gloria, Carl, and Kay Holland, and his beloved dog Sassy. He was born in Lee County, South Carolina, and was recruited to play football by what is now Clemson University. He began his career in land development in South Carolina with Robert E. Lee & Company, moving to Florida in 1953. As vice president of the company, he played an important role in the development of Apollo Beach and other Bay area communities. Faith was an essential part of his life, and he sought to live guided by its principles. Contact Gloria Holland by email hollandgloria@yahoo.com or at 645-4183, 645-4573, 04 7674354Fun Brigade to host talent showThe merriment will continue at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. arranged by the Fun Brigade Committee. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. To participate, call Paula Lickfeldt at 813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062. Everyone in South County is invited.The three-legged hillbilly dancers are Paula Lickfeldt and Linda Shaw with David Lickfeldt on his mandolin. PHOTO BY HHAZEL MARTINWelcoming new membersSt. John the Divine Episcopal Church recently held an orientation luncheon to welcome newcomers to the church. In the front row, are Dorothy Grubich, Shirley Hutchins, Annette Caito, Carol Collins, Becky Vollrath, Norma Hanrahan and Mary and John Isaac. In the back row are Beverly Burroughs, Victoria Moss, Steve Caito, Sue Blakeley, Richard Vollrath, Lori Coursey, Howard Olson and Fr. Tracy Wilder. The Journeymen Southern Gospel Quartet to perform The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to announce that recording artists, The Journeymen Quartet, will be returning to perform in their ongoing Thank God Its Variety Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 11. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about this and other concerts and special events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539. Erin Morse to perform viola recital The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to host USF viola student Erin Morses Senior Recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 in the church sanctuary. As an active member of the Tampa, Sarasota, and surrounding communities, she has performed with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, as well as playing chamber music and teaching violin and viola lessons locally. She currently studies with John T. Posadas at the University of South Florida. Erin will be accompanied by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at the church. The program will include the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D, Bruchs beautiful Romanze, and the fiery Sonata in a Minor by Schubert. The recital is free and open to the public and there will be a reception afterwards in Creason Hall. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit at www.sccumc.com. or call (813) 634-2539. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22h

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Both my wife and I use and enjoy iPhones. Our phones are a few years old now and are showing some wear so we decided it was time to upgrade. It has been a few weeks since Apple released the iPhone 4S so I thought, no problem, wed just walk into a store and buy one. Not so much, it turned out people are still lining up for them. In order to get an iPhone 4S, you have to go to a website to reserve one. Each night at 9 p.m., the website is updated with the latest inventory. On the first night I tried it, the inventory in both the Brandon and Tampa stores was completely wiped out when I visited the website at 9:05 p.m. The next night, I discovered that the site is actually updated a few minutes before nine, but within milliseconds, nearly everything was gone. At 8:58 p.m., the site showed a few available models that were more expensive than I was willing to buy. By 25 seconds after 9 p.m., even those models were gone. What must it be like to have people lining up, pleading to spend literally hundreds of dollars, saying, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY! only to be told to try again tomorrow? Even more amazing, this has been going on for weeks. How impoverished can we be? As a society, how angry can we be? It all depends upon Observations%  Tra aeP Jimmy Hendrix and the Beatles. The Sick Puppies came into being in the late 90s, just about the time the members of Hovermode were born. The rest of the bands had ceased to exist long before that, but their music remains. Now that music is driving four young people in Riverview from their school hallways to the stage as a headline act at the South Shore Music Festival. Last weekend, the band practiced in the garage of a Riverview home while the parents made up the audience sitting in the driveway, sending applause and suggestions out between songs. They are so busy with this, they dont have time to get in trouble, said one parent with a smile. Hovermode will join One Night Rodeo, a rising star from Bradenton on the country music scene. One Night Rodeo recently won the Great American Country Star competition on GAC TV. Also joining them will be 10th Concession, a Tampabased pop/rock band that has played throughout the southeastern U.S.; Southern rock and blues band Diablo Canyon; country and rhythm and blues artist Dustin Seymour; and contemporary country artist Alex Hayes. Mike Self and Jason Bush founded the South Shore Music Festival last year. South Shore has some wonderful events that people from all over come to, Self said. Everyone loves music. Its about business, non-profits, and local and regional artists working together to make a community stronger, fun, and exciting. Like all of the big South County events, the festival will include lots of food and a special area for children known as the Kids Zone. The Kids Zone will have inflatable rides, games and a reptile discovery show. Children under 12 are admitted to the festival free of charge. General admission adult tickets are $15, with tickets for children ages 12 to 17 at $8. Tickets for seniors age 65 and over and for members of the military are also $8. The festival organizers suggest bringing lawn chairs, but coolers and drinks from outside of the festival are not allowed. Tickets and more information about the event are available online at www.southshoremusicfestival. com. While you are there, be sure to check out Hovermode and prepare to be amazed at what a group of talented young musicians can do after a lot of hard work. For more information about Hovermode, visit their Facebook page by searching for Hovermode, or visit their page on ReverbNation at www. reverbnation.com/hovermode.your perspective, I guess. More people than ever seem to be hurting and 275 percent is a big raise for a small number of people. But then again, welcome to the world. Perhaps its all bread and circuses. Keep the unwashed masses amused with an iPhone now and again while the seriously rich party on in 22-room Italian luxury resorts with helicopters and yachts. Besides, Im fairly certain I discovered the one true path to wealth through my growing obsession with reading the wedding announcements in the Sunday New York Times, showing page after page of spectacularly handsome and successful young people getting married. Almost without fail, each of those young people has something in common (besides being spectacularly handsome and successful): they all have really rich parents. So there it is: the real path to wealth is by being wealthy in the first place. Yes, the rich are getting richer, but it would appear that a bubble is forming among the one percent group. That sort of income growth simply isnt sustainable. Sooner or later, Mom and Dads money will run out. But if your parents still have the coin, feel free to shoot me an email and Ill send you the details on the Italian resort. Perhaps with a little haggling, you could get them to throw in an iPhone or two. But dont count on it.Lifes OuttakesWhat to remember when it comes time to apologizeBy %  risow rdHarvest is almost over in our little community. By all indications it went quite well because most of the husbands and wives are still speaking to each other. There are a few that are refusing to sit on the same pew at church, but I expect that will smooth over by about December. The worst I heard of was that one husband chewed out his wife for inattentive driving and she left and walked back to the house until he came and profusely apologized. This reminds me of an experience I had in the recent past. I was asked for some help from a neighbor to get his hay crop in. His bale wagon broke and he needed someone to help work on a truck loading it by hand. At one point his wife popped the clutch, tumbling hay off the back of the truck. He came flying down the piler on the side of the truck, his face beat red, and then he remembered I was there. He took a deep breath and said to his wife, Drive more carefully! He then climbed back on the truck and she turned to me and said, Im glad youre here. His education consists of a barely squeaked out high school diploma. He is a rough looking character, with a big beard and a rough haircut, looking much like a mountain man, and many in the community regarded him as a bit of an ornery fellow. I even do, though he was my friend. However, as we stepped into his small, rough house for lunch, his small children were hiding and, as he came in the door, they tumbled out of their hiding places attacking him with squeals and giggles. He rolled around on the floor, playing with them, as his wife set the table. He complimented his wife on her cooking and her love for him showed through her smile and the sparkle in her eyes. In contrast, I went to help another man, well educated and highly respected in the community. We worked with the few cattle he had on his hobby farm. He was impatient with his children and short with his wife when she asked him when he would be ready for lunch. After we finished and we stepped into his large, beautiful house, his children hid from him in their rooms and his wife trembled nervously when he was angry because dinner was not ready immediately. My wife gently reminds me that sometimes when I work outside, my demeanor changes and I am impatient and hard to work with. As I saw the contrast between these two men and thought about my own deficiencies, I remembered a quote from Elbert Hubbards Scrapbook, The place to take the true measure of a man is not in the darkest place or in the amen corner, not the cornfield, but by his own fireside. There he lays aside his mask and you may learn whether he is an imp or an angel, cur or King, hero or humbug. I care not what the world says of him: whether it crowns him boss or pelts him with bad eggs. I care not a copper what his reputation or his religion may be: if his babies dread his homecoming and his better half swallows her heart every time she has to ask for a five dollar bill, he is a fraud of the first water, even though he prays night and morning until he is black in the face...But if his children rush to the front door to meet him and loves sunshine illuminates the face of his wife every time she hears his footfall, you can take it for granted that he is pure, for his home is a heaven... I can forgive much in that fellow mortal who would rather make men swear than women weep; who would rather have the hate of the whole world than the contempt of his wife; who would rather call anger to the eyes of a king than fear to the face of a child. Im glad my wife still wants to sit on the same pew as me, but if the time comes that she leaves the truck and walks back to the house, I hope I am man enough to go apologize.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeENoOVemEMBerER 3, 2011 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 260 FrRUitsITS/VeVEG.AArtesian FFarms U U-pick Tomatoes 202 College AAve., W. RRuskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. We are wo rth the drive from anywhere! We re -c over or make new cushions Delivery Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S S t., G G ibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday thru S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateHuge GGarage Sale EEverything for everyone. Clothes, furniture, toys, small appliance & more. S Saturday, NNov.5,. 8am-2pm. 8208 Carriage Point DDr., GGibsonton. (off S Symmes RRd) Carport sale. E E ntertainment unit, 19 color TV TV Christmas & home decor, misc. tools, baby items & toys. Cheap. 239 S Sundance T Trail, off USS 301. 8am2pm. NNov. 5 Moving sale. S Saturday, N Nov. 5, 8am-? 6807 Cromwell G Garden D Dr., Covington Park, A A pollo Beach. Patio furniture, sleeper sofa, wall art, bar stools, area ment, garden tools, household items.S S aturday & S S unday. N N ov.5 & 6, 221 15th S S t., N N W, R R uskin. 8am-4pm. F Furniture, Christmas, loads of new & used stuff. Neighborhood Yard & Garage SaleSaturday 11/5All types of Merchandise, Kids Stuff, Household Stuff, etc.Location, Hammock View Lane, Harbour Isles U.S. Hwy. 41, south of Sweet Bay, Apollo Beach 5414 Hammock ViewLoads of Antiques & Collectables. Have closed Antique Shop & Booth in Brandon at the Curiosity Shoppe. Everything priced to go, make offers! Also 4 Multi-Speed Bikes.Dont miss this Big Sale! GGarage sale. 1626 Oracle D Drive, V Ventana V Village, Cypress Creek. Cool stuff. F Furniture, tools, clothes & more. S Saturday, NNov. 5, 8am-2pm. 1001 L La Jolla, S SCC. 2 computer desks, bookcase w/ drop down desk, misc. items. 9am-1pm. S S aturday. N N o early birds.N N eighborhood garage sale. L L yndhurst D Drive, N North Creek Court, off D Del Webb. N Nov. 4 & 5, 8am-1pm. F Furniture, clothing, childrens items, household, moreG G arage sale. S S aturday only, 8am-? misc. trash & treasures. 1505 A A llegheny D Dr., SSCC.F F ainting sofa, furniture, electronics, books & much more. N Nov. 5, 8am-2pm 1813 AAllegheny DDr., SSCC.3 Family Sale shirts, housewares, glassware, jewpictures & more. EExit 240 at SSCC. DDel Webb west one miles to 1416 SSeton Hall. SSigns from SRSR 674, also Pebble Beach Blvd. signs posted. FFriday & S Saturday, 8am-? 813-634-8082 T Thursday & F Friday G Gibsonton. Hunting, camping, military items. Commercial mule, runs good. 8ft dingy, 45ft S Semi. A Assorted trash & treasures. Corner of R Restwood DDr. & Beach AAve., got it. T T hursday & F F riday, 8am-2pm. 2309 Piper G Glen Court, off E E. D Del Webb & Winterbrook, SSCCF First time garage sale. F Furniture, collectibles, household items & more. F Friday & S St AAndrews EEstates, SSCC 1622 Bentwood D D r., S S CC. F F riday & S Saturday. 7am-noon. Computer items, tchotchkes, books, (cook, novel, how toos), blank papers St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCCSIDEWALK SALEFRIDAY, NOV. 4 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. SA TURDAY, NOV. 5 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Huge Moose garage sale. N N ov. 5, 10am-2pm. 1212 E E S S hell Point R R d., R Ruskin. R Rain or shine. L Large selection of items. N N orth, S S un City Center. F F riday N N ov. 4, 8am-2pm. S Saturday, N Nov. 5, 8amnoon. 8624 D D ee Circle, R R iverview. N N orth on McMullen from Boyette R R d., follow signs. F Furniture & misc. S Saturday, N Nov. 5 from sunup 2 big garage sales. 703 & 704 I Indian Wells, S SCC. R Recliner, trampoline, 8am-2pm.G G arage sale. F F ine crystal, household items, small furniture, collectibles. F F riday & S S aturday, 8:30am-2pm. 1002 V V entana D Dr., RRuskin, off Cypress Creek Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 2: Movies and Music Sale Plus, the secret sale. Nov. 4: Closed Nov. 5: HUGE BLOW OUT SALE $5 Clothing Stuff-a-Bag Specials and more. A A pollo Beach. L L ots of items, great prices. N Nov. 5, 8am-2pm Carol & DDeb Crolls Incredible Eggs Holiday sale. DDecorative durable eggshell ornaments for Christmas, Mothers DDay, Birthdays, etc. GGift boxed. F Friday NNov. 4, FFriday & SSaturday NNov. 11 & 12, NNov. 18, 19, 8am-3pm. 1605 F Flamingo DDr., SSCC. 813-938-5461 S S CC Beta S S igma Phi annual garage sale. Proceeds to service projects. Huge selection of adult/ kid items, TV TV two treadmills & much more. F F riday, 11/4 8am-2pm. S S aturday, 11/5 8am-noon, 739 Winterbrooke DDr. S SCC N N ov. 4 & 5, 7:20am-1pm. N N ew Bedford, Westminster Manor L Lane, 2023 S S Pebble Beach Blvd. LLook for balloons. Mira L L ago community garage sale. R Ruskin. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-? 15+ families. (Bonita Bluff, S Stone Briar, R Raven GGlen, etc). GGigantic multi family sale. 110 4th S St. N NW, R Ruskin F Friday & S Saturday, 8am3pm. F F urniture, clothes, toys. T T oo much to list,311 AUctionsCTIONST T reatment fund. S S aturday, N N ov. 5, Mixons, 2525 27th S St., E E, Bradenton. N N oon-2pm, view items & barbecue combo. $6 donations. 2pm. live auction. Cash /check only.312 EstateSTATE SaALesESEEstate sale. 10811 L Los Olas, Hacienda Heights, US S 301 R R iverview. S S aturday & S Sunday, N Nov. 5 & 6, 7am-5pm. F Furniture, more 312 estateESTATE saSALesES FFamily estate sale. 1014 A Augusta D Dr., S S CC. 11/4 & 11/5, 8am-? S S ecretary desk with hutch, furniture, dishes & more. DENNEYS ESTATE SALESThanks to all who braved the rain at the last sale! See you next week! (813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com Call to make reservations AFTERNOON TEAat Lady Chameleon Boutique$24.99 (pre-pay required)(813) 645-1964 Small Market with Interesting and Affordable Products are Needed! VENDORS WANTEDThe Market Place at Located in a beautiful shaded lot behind Lady Chameleon Boutiquewill be held the 2nd Saturday of every month -Nov. through May(813) 645-1964 Call Lynn Wise RReminder: T T urn your clocks back 1hr on SSaturday night

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NOVEMBER 3, 2011 THEE SHOOPPERER REREAL EESTATEE500 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. REDUCED $319,000 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-Car garage for the car lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river, out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. Fish house with Bath. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $110,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION!! 2BR/2BA 1-car garage home on .99 acre (MOL) with river frontage! Beautiful setting with a wonderful view of the river. $185,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $144,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 ft. river front. $299,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY. 674. Existing home is older, but would make great office. Over 300 ft of hwy. frontage and 2 acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Owner will consider both purchase and lease option offers with flexible terms. This property has 200 ft. on U.S. Hwy. 41 and is set up for both office and warehouse space. The property is completely fenced in with parking for over 30 vehicles. This is a great location for a business that needs easy highway access and flexible space. Dont miss this opportunity! Price reduced to $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011AWESOME HOME FOR EITHER SNOWBIRDS OR YEAR-ROUND RESIDENTS!! 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 is ready & waiting for a new owner. LAWN MAINTENANCE is part of the homeowners association agreement which makes this home even more hassle free!! 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 REDUCED, REACTIVATED, READY FOR OFFERS. Commercial property once used for plumbing business offers good exposure on busy Shell Point Road. Possible owner financing. Call for details. Now only $99,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 CLEAR BREATHTAKING VIEW OF LITTLE MANATEE RIVER from most rooms of this lovely updated home. 3BR/2BA, oversized lot, new kitchen, beamed ceiling, flowing floor plan great for entertaining or quiet times. Fish from dock or from boat included in sale. $259,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 SUN CITY CENTER, MOVE-IN-READY: This spacious house is elegantly furnished and greatly maintained. 2BR/2BA, split plan, large walk-in-closet in MBR, tiled BA, breakfast nook in kitchen, enclosed lanai, inside utility and garage. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 MODERN MANUFACTURED HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: 2BR/2BA, L-shaped living/dining room, extended by enclosed lanai, bright kitchen, inside utility, great attached 12x24 workshop, and carport. No HOA, walking distance to golf course. $63,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT RIGHT IN TOWN! Ready for your dream house/manuf. home, all utilities in place (water, sewer and electric), newer large dock, great fishing, deep water, and what a view! Desirable PD-MU zoning. $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE RESIDENTIAL LOT in Ruskin, a block from river. Peaceful area close to everything, next to newer house. $20,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! Cute 2BR/2BA waterfront home, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS NETTIES ESTATE SALES3894 Sun City Center Blvd./S.R. 674 (Sale to be held at the old Golf USA store, between the ReMax Building and Burger King)Fri. and Sat., Nov. 4 & 57 a.m. to NoonI t's That Time of Year Again For Our Huge Multi Family Estate Sale in The old Golf USA Store!! This Sale is SOOO Huge we have Split it into TWO Sales!! This is PART ONE! Merchandise from Kings Point, East View, and Tampa! Contents Include: Stackable GE Washer/Dryer Combo, Kenmore Dryer, Spalding Pool Table, Kitchen Sets: One Octagonal Table w/Chairs on Casters, One White Wood Top Oval/Round Table w/Chairs, Two Beautiful Dining Room Sets w/Matching China Cabinet, Bedroom Furniture, White Queen Bed Set, Bassett Two Twin Bedroom Sets, Desks w/Chairs, Ent. Center w/TV, Florida Style/Print Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Glass Top Wood Coffee & End Tables, Beautiful Leather DeCoro Living Room Set (Sofa, Loveseat, & Side Chair) Matching Wrought Iron Coffee, End Table & Buffet, White Wicker Lanai Set, Matching Cream Multi Side Chairs, Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, Christmas Decor & Crafts, Home Decor, Silk Plants, Lamps, HUNDREDS of BOOKS (All Types) Too Much To List! PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.Dont Miss This One! See You There! BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER Glass Top, Mirror Base Contemporary Table w/6 Chairs, Couches, Chair & Ottoman, Sleep Sofa, Recliner, Ultrasuede Lift Chair, Round Wooden Table w/4 Chairs, Large Glass Top, Brass Kitchen Table, Secretary, Coffee & End Tables, Small Entertainment Center, 2 Etagere (Blonde), 2 Leather Recliners, 2 Colorful Ceramic Elephants w/Glass Tops, 3 Large Ceramic Oriental Urn, Oriental Pots, Sideboard, Sectional Couch, Wooden File Cabinet, Server, 4 Rattan Bar Height Stools, Queen Light Contemporary Bedroom Suite, Large Gold Mirrors, Pictures, Pillows, TVs & Stands, Rugs, Silks, Lamps, Dishes, Linens, Books & Stereo Equipment, Grill, Pipe Table w/4 Chairs, Card Tables, Desk Chairs, Computer & Desk, Small Appliances, Silver-Plated Serving Dishes, Schwinn Mens Bicycle, Tools, Work Bench, Holiday Decor, items from Italy, Germany, England, Dresden, Lenox, Lefton Cut Glass, Ceramic Bird Collection, Mens Clothes (XL), Womens M, L.633-1173 or 508-03071710 Wedge Ct.Caloosa Country Club Estates(Pebble Beach N. or El Rancho to Caloosa)Nov. 4 & 57:30am-2pm DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!SCC Huge 2-Week Estate Sale!2111 Platinum Dr., SCC(take Pebble Beach south, turn right on New Bedford and right on Platinum Dr.) 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-79542008 Toyota Yaris, 5,000 Miles; Glassware: Pink Depression Glass, Fenton, Waterford, Hummel Figurines & Plates, Royal Doulton, Lladros, Large Lenox Bird Collection, Lenox (Large Charleston Set of China), Lenox Eagles, Cut Glass & more; Furniture: Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Curio Cabinet, Queen Adjustable Bed, Antique Chest, Big Screen TV, Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, Antique 4-Poster Bed & Dresser, Entertainment Center, New Home Sewing Machine, Dinette Table w/Chairs; Miscellaneous: Large Collection of Artwork, NuStep Exercise Machine, Vintage Clarinet, Stiffle Lamps, Area Rugs, Ladies Designer Clothing, Gold Flatware, Kitchen Items, Linens, Jewelry. Too much to list! Park on side of sale only; will be strictly enforced.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS 330 FURnNItTURESleeper sofa, queen size, excellent condition, Bamboo design, 6 long 36 deep. $150. 813-633-4035, SCC335 MMUsSICPianos used from $300. Piano, vocal, instrumental lessons. Instruments/ accessories, print music. Pianorama, 109 7th Ave., NE, Ruskin. 813-645-1774 360 GOlfLF CaCARtsTSE-Z Go golf cart, electric, runs good, good battery. Basic white. $675. SCC 813-634-7523 360 gGOlfLF CaARtsTSBBogey BBills Golf CCars Cruise Car, Club Car, EZ-Go, GMW scooters, new, rebuilds, restore, rentals, solar, street legal. SUC parts, charger repair & battery. 2202 US 41 South, Ruskin. 813-649-8099 Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 MMARIRINEE400 425 SlLIpsPS OR StT ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com TRRANSPORORTATIOION450 458 paPARtsTS & sSERVICE 465 RVRV LOtT RREntalNTALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 Furnished 2BR/2BA 2-car garage home, greatly maintained, large enclosed lanai overlooking lake, inside utility room and more. Great location, laminate floors, inside utility room, wooden deck. Needs little TLC. 2BR/2BA, huge air conditioned addition, inside utility, 2-car carport, beautiful citrus trees. Spacious 2BR/2BA, furnished, screened porch, carports, sheds. INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING? Give me a call, Ill be happy to assist you! SOLD! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 SOLD! SOLD! SALE PENDING! 511 hHOUsSE fFOR salSALE RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA larger upleveled lanai, W/D, furnished, starting at......... $650/month 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D $695/month 2BR/2BA SCC in Greenbriar, 2-car garage, wood floors, unfurnished....................... $975/month Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc... Your neighborhood printer.... *********** Attention ********** All mobile home parks. You in your club house

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32 NOVEMBER 3, 2011 The signs of varicose veins arent always obvious. Even if you dont see veins on the surface of your legs, theres a good chance your discomfort is a symptom of vein disease. Half of all men and women over 50 are affected by a vein problem. And without intervention, the problem will only get worse. Fortunately, the solution is a simple one. All veins have valves. Healthy valves keep blood owing only upward and support the weight of the column of blood. When these valves are broken, blood pools below. This congestion and increased pressure result in discomfort and cause uid to build up and leak from the deeper capillaries. The result gradual and continuous deterioration of your legs over the years. Both visible and hidden varicose veins are dangerous they increase your risk of blood clots. Most varicose veins are hidden. Tired, painful legs are a symptom that something is wrong. We test your vein valves while you are standing. If you have ever had an ultrasound of vein valves performed while you were lying down, you have had inadequate testing. This is a gravity issue, after all! Our more advanced methods detect valve problems frequently missed by less wellequipped clinics. Vein testing is easy and painless and takes place right in our ofce. At your exam appointment, our doctor will explain the ultrasound results and discuss treatment options with you. At Mountcastle Vein Centers, we offer four simple, advanced 20-minute procedures performed in our private, small clinic atmosphere. All four are painless, effective, minimally invasive and non-surgical. You can expect to return to normal activity the same day. Dont let leg discomfort keep you from enjoying life. In most cases, our procedures are considered medically necessary and are covered by health insurance and Medicare. This is a progressive disease. So call today for your free consultation. Learn how to stop and reverse the deterioration of your legs.Sun City Center 4040 Upper Creek Dr., Ste. 105, FL 33573 (next to South Bay Hospital) St. Petersburg (at Isla del Sol) Largo (next to Largo Medical Center)Palm Harbor (at The Fountains, Alderman & US19)PUT YOUR TIRED, P AINFUL LEGS INTO OUR SKILLED HANDS. Call 813-634-1333www.mountcastleveincenters.com Daniel J. Mountcastle, MD(Ohio State University)Naushin Jobe, MD(Chicago Medical School)Jack Lipps, MD(University of Louisville)Kim Truett, BS, Vascular Technology(Oregon Institute of Technology) There are many different treatments for vein disease, but not all are equal. Some are obsolete, painful and dangerous. Ours are modern, painless and safe. Never stop living! Any of these symptoms can signal dangerous, hidden varicose veins. Schedule a FREE consultation to see if our painless procedures can help. Painful, aching legs Tired legs Leg cramps Swollen ankles Skin discoloration Restless legs Itching, burning skin{ Before and after photos show dramatic results from advanced vein procedures. Varicose Vein Valves Normal One-Way Vein Valves Healthy valve prevents reverse blood ow Reverse blood ow due to damaged valve Before After