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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 17, 2011 Volume 55 Number 43 28 Pages Mark your calendar for the Festival of Trees from 3-8 p.m. on Dec.10 at the SouthShore Regional Library. See their announcement on page 14. Many local churches are offering thanks by serving Thanksgiving dinners. Look for their schedules on pages 20 and 21. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: THE OBSERVER NEWS MEMBER WEST FLORIDA What were once secrets are now stories of achievement, heroismBy %  MItTCH TrRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe sky was black above Major Bill Campbell. At 80,000 feet above the earth, he entered the stratosphere at Mach 3.2, leaving sound far behind him. Campbell was on a mission, he knew the enemy was coming with the aim to shoot him down. As the pilot of a SR-71 Blackbird jet, Campbell had a variety of defensive strategies the first of which was simply to outrun anything that was fired at him. In the history of the aircraft, no Blackbird was ever lost to enemy fire. It was, and still is, the worlds fastest jet. No one could hit it, and the pilots, the best of the best, were too skilled to allow for even a lucky shot. The Blackbird was developed in secret beginning in the late 1950s. It was the first aircraft in the world to use stealth technology and from the pilots perspective it was a spaceship as much as it was a jet plane. It was not only the worlds fastest jet, but also the highest-flying conventional aircraft. The pilots were required to wear protective pressure suits, the design for which was later used by astronauts on the space shuttle. While armed MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOLt. General William Campbell, a former pilot of the once top-secret SR-71 Blackbird speaks of his experiences in flying the worlds fastest jet during the monthly meeting of the Silver Osprey Squadron in Sun City Center. See ACHIEVEMENT, HEROISM, page 14Problem properties among community improvement concernsBy MEELODY JAAMEESONN%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As residents here look ahead to their communitys second half century and leaders consider a million-dollar improvements program, renewed interest in private home upkeep is surfacing. At the top of the priority list are properties which have become community eyesores; particularly unoccupied homes left to deteriorate, surrounded by tangles of overgrown vegetation hosting colonies of rats, snakes and insects. The SCC Community Association board, at least one candidate in the upcoming directors election and outraged neighbors all have weighed in on the subject, expressing concerns about community appearances, prospective buyers and property values. The best possible long term solutions may rest with Hillsborough Countys Code Enforcement section. Some unkempt properties are foreclosures, abandoned by owners unable to meet mortgage obligations and eventually taken back by lenders hoping to recoup with a reduced price resale or the increasingly-used short sale process. In these cases, the property may become unsightly, but usually on a temporary basis until the lender assumes responsibility for maintenance. Other homes, though, are the legal properties of indifferent absentee owners, uncaring about the effects and ramifications for entire neighborhoods of their intentional neglect, unwilling to rent or sell the houses. Such properties frustrate worried neighbors, plague CA leaders and bedevil code enforcement personnel. A case in point is the dwelling at 1516 Ft. Duquesna Drive in the heart of Sun City Centers north side. Once the home of his late mother, James Richard Koch of Martinsville, N.J., is the current owner of record, according to the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. The decaying dwelling and overgrown lot have been unwelcome neighborhood, community and county problems since 2006 when the first complaints were made, according to code enforcement section records. While Koch, to whom the property passed when his mother died, does not live in or near the home nor does he check on it or maintain it routinely, he apparently does pay both annual property taxes and CA membership dues. County ad valorem taxes of about $1,500 on the non-homesteaded, concrete block dwelling of 1,320 square feet have been paid each year, property appraiser records show. And the two-person CA membership dues totaling a little over $500 each year also are New parks program expanding to two more South County recreation centersBY PENNPENNY FLEETCHECHER%  penny@observernews.net When school opened Aug. 23 parents of many students who had always used facilities at South County parks for after school care had to make other arrangements. Thats because the parks programs for students were and are still in flux. Some parks no longer have the traditional after school care they have had for the last 25 years, although most still have events like karate and dance that students may attend. But signing children up for activities did not assure their parents they would be safe all afternoon until they got in from work. That is not the same as knowing students leaving school have a place to go until six p.m.See NEW PARK PROGRAMS, page 15 See SCC PROBLEM PROPERTIES, page 17

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2 NOVEMBER 17, 2011 staylittleharbor.comAdults$24.99Children (12 and under)$12.99SOUP IMPORTED & D OMEST IC CHEES E DISPL AY GA RDE MA NG ER DISPL AYS SALAD C HEFS CA R VIN G S TATI ONS ENTREES & A CCOMP ANI MENT S DE SSERT S (813) 645-8119 Car show a big draw as Ruskin Drive In fundraiserThere could not have been a more perfect place for a classic show than the Ruskin Drive In. And there could not have been a more perfect day than last Sunday, with warm temperatures, clear blue skies and sunshine reflecting off the perfect paint of dozens of classic automobiles. There is simply something fitting about seeing a 1960 Chevy Impala parked in front of the big outdoor movie screen. The event, with cars from the Roamin Oldies Car Club of Sun City Center, included a bake sale, activities for children, and public voting for the most favorite of cars certainly an extremely difficult choice given the dozens of cars ranging from perfectly restored sedans to Corvettes of all vintages. The event was held as a fundraiser to help the Ruskin Drive In raise the funds necessary to convert to digital movie technology by 2013, when it is expected movies on film will no longer be available. For more information visit www. ruskinfamilydrivein. com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThis beautiful 1960 Chevy Impala owned by Jerry Buttons of Gibsonton had an A&W Drive In tray on the drivers side and the movie theater speaker on the passenger side. This is as close to getting behind the wheel of a 1960 Corvette as most of us will get. This car is owned by Bill and Kare Crotty of Apollo Beach A man checks out a 1959 Rambler. In the case of this perfect 1954 Chevy Bel Air, they definitely dont make them like they used to.

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Now Open To The Public1st & 3rd Saturdays OnlyTours at 11 a.m. and noon13910 Seminole Trail Wimauma ElmirasWildlife.org 941-776-8975 %  penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Pete Wood has spent his whole life on the road. Once known as Safari Pete, now hes known as Farmer Pete but hes still taking his show on the road. Born in 1943, Pete grew up in Lancashire, England, where his parents performed circus acts. At 10, he was walking the high wire previous owners showed him the check. Id never worked with big cats, so I hired the Kramers to work them for me, he said. They had been the owners until the deal was made. At that point, Pete also found that the motor in his truck was blown up, and it would cost him $11,000 to replace. I had a date in Fargo, North Dakota. I called up George Cardin (who hed booked with) and told him Id never worked with cats but Id try it anyway. He did, but not before he got his animals out of impound where they had been placed by animal welfare sometime during the period between the party and the incident with his truck. It was a wild time but Pete and the Kramers made it into the ring on time and pulled off the show. In fact, they were so good, he booked all over Mexico and West Virginia with them. I worked with those cats for nine years, Pete said, laughing as he recalled past events. I got a telephone call from Circus of the Stars so I went to Northridge, California and rehearsed for four months for that. David Hasselhoff was supposed to be in the show, but his wife wouldnt let him do it. She said she didnt want him to tear up his pretty face. George Segal ended up doing it instead. We went to Caesars Palace and filmed for Circus of the Stars there. After that Pete traveled some with Roberts Brothers Circus, but was now spending more and more time in Florida. By then he was involved with the International Independent Showmans Association based in Riverview and at one time was its president. After a show one night in Nebraska, two young boys knocked on his door and asked him if he would show them his elephants and tigers. Well, I was tired, but I did. They really seemed to want to see them, Pete said. It was at this point his whole face lit up with a smile. Thats how I met my wife, you know, he explained. And then he told the whole story. The boys went home, and about PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOPete Wood, a circus performer since he was a child, now raises produce and sells it at farmers markets and at his farm in Riverview. He also sells it from a small truck and off a wagon in some neighborhoods where people cant always get to a place that sells fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone should have access to freshness, Pete said. PETE WOODand training circus ponies for his dads acts. Then, in 1966, he moved to Canada because he had cousins, uncles, aunts and a grandmother there. I got off the boat on a Monday and started work at a furniture store on Wednesday. Then I met a guy who worked with a circus and I was off. Gradually Pete built his own circus. First he purchased a Ferris wheel and some kiddie rides. Then he built a roller coaster and started traveling all of North America; Canada, Mexico and the United States. He added fun houses and a cotton candy trailer and 17 games and traveled North America from top to bottom. One day, he decided to sell out and take a job at Farm Fun Park in Ontario. But soon, he put in his own show againthis time, called Circus Fantasy where he clowned and worked with animals and had a petting zoo. One winter he played in Sarasota and realized how many other show people lived on Floridas Gulf Coast. He loved it immediately but didnt settle here just yet. I had a contract with Boblo Island in Ontario that lasted nine years. He fulfilled it, but spent his winters in Florida. By that time, he had more than 1,000 animals in an act called Old MacDonalds Zoo and it took three semi-trucks to transport them. Moving from place to place wasnt easy, Pete said. Yet he would come to Florida when the northern roads got too cold to travel and work with his animals, costumes and acts. Thats when he began doing shows at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. By then he also had a dog and monkey show and raced roosters and runner ducks. But then there was a party. A biigggg. Party. The morning after that party, he was told he had bought three male lions and five tigers. He didnt remember it, but the Brit makes Florida farming his life See FARMER PETE, page 22

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X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers POSITIVE TALKIf you have made up your mind to complain, make your complaint count. Too many times, we complain to those around us about a situation but do nothing constructive about it. Over the past week, I have had people complain to me about such things as the weather, their boss, their job, their spouse, how merchants treated them; and one even complained to me about the lack of intimacy between him and his girlfriend. In all honesty, I have no control over any of these subjects, and no need to know any of the information given me. These people were, in fact, wasting their time telling me their complaints. First rule: When you decide to complain, be sure the person you are complaining to has the ability to act on the problem. When you tell others of the problem, you may get sympathy but little else. Rarely does someone else have the inclination to fight your battles. Keep in mind the old saying: When you tell others your problem, 80 percent of the people do not care and the other 20 percent are glad they are your problemsnot theirs. There may be a few people who care, but they are few and far between. Even if they do care but can do nothing about your problem, you just end up making them miserable as well. Complain to the person who can fix the problem and do it in a rational manner. Rule two: Think before you complain and have your thoughts organized in a rational manner. Anger is one of our worst enemies; it can make us look foolish. For example, when I was at a Sams Warehouse Club, I watched a young customer service clerk take a very unwarranted tongue lashing from a disgruntled patron. This woman kept yelling at the poor girl and said that she, the customer, was a vice president of her company and that the girl had better do what she told her, even thoughas the girl explained several timesit was against Sams policy. When I offered to mediate, the irate customer told me it was none of my business in no uncertain terms, and in less than genteel language By William Hodges told me to butt out. At that point, I advised the young woman to call a manger and I would confirm the abusiveness of the customer. With this, the customer bolted out of the store mumbling about how important she was. Keep in mind, if you have to tell people how important you are, you arent. Because she got angry, she embarrassed herself and her company. More importantly, she did not get her problem solved. I am not even sure she knew what would have made her happy. That brings us to the third rule: Know how you want the problem solved and what will make you happy. I remember seeing a cartoon showing a rather irate customer returning a vacuum cleaner to a harried looking customer service representative. The caption read, All right, then we are agreed. We will take it back, close the store, shut down the factory, and shoot the designers. Think about what it will take to satisfy your complaints and be reasonable in your request. Try to put yourself in the place of the other person or company. How would you feel if you had to face you and solve your problem? Dont make people guess what you want. In a cool, calm and collected manner, express the problem and how you want it solved. Tell the other person what will make you happy. Finally, do not complain about inconsequential things. If you constantly complain about everything, you will be tagged a whiner. People will stop listening to what you have to say. Josh Billings, humorist, may have been right Ready to Complain? Then Do It Right!when he said, The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. But I think it is more important, too, to remember, It will be the first to be replaced. 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). 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X 8 5 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, Nov. 26 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 2 7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns Saturday, Dec. 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 9 7-11 p.m. Randy McNeilly Saturday, Dec. 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 16 7-11 p.m. Double Barrell Saturday, Dec. 17 5-11 p.m. Christmas Dinner and Show Friday, Dec. 23 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Ruskin VFW Post #6287 and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday Thursday, Nov. 17 Friday, Nov. 18 Saturday, Nov. 19 Voice of Sunday, Nov. 20 Monday, Nov. 21 Tuesday, Nov. 22 Wednesday, Nov. 23 HOLE IN ONESafe and Smart Holiday Travel Flying Home for the Holidays: Driving Home for the Holidays: Tips from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Consumer Services to avoid travel fraud: or decision. Brandon Ballet offers production tour sion with the dancers. Learn what Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. guests. Now's the time to check your irrigation timer your yard. Matters.org/conservation/.School Board and USF formalize alliance serve as associate director of the David C. Anchin Center in the COEDU. The director will act as the link ing contracts and grants. of contact who will align strategies and resources to assist in achiev Education Dean Colleen S. Ken to serve as the director of the Part schools and institutions of higher Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS

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X 10 7 6B 7 10 9 6 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. For more information, call (813) 645-6984. Free boat safety inspections held Support your local businesses and save!! SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING $99Most Cars & Light Trucks$2495OIL CHANGE TUNE-UP SPECIAL$7670$8060$72804 Cyl.6 Cyl.8 Cyl.Fully Insured & BondedSe Habla Espaol Free Towing to shop if major repairs are made Emergency Services 813-645-76532212 E. 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To put a stop to prescreened credit-card offers that thieves look to intercept, use the consumer credit reporting industry opt-out service at optoutprescreen. com or call 888-567-8688 they will ask for your SSN and date of birth. Destroy your trash: Buy a cross-cut paper shredder and shred all records, receipts, statements, preapproved credit offers, mail solicitations or other papers you throw out that has your financial or personal information. Monitor your accounts: Review your monthly bank and credit card statements carefully, and see if your bank or credit-card issuer offers free alerts that will warn you of suspicious activity as soon as its detected. If they do, sign up for them. Watch your credit: Check your credit report at annualcreditreport. com or call 877-322-8228. You can receive one free report a year from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), so consider staggering your request so you can get one Dear Savvy Senior, What tips and resources can you recommend to help seniors guard against identity theft? My next door neighbor, whos 79, recently had her identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesnt happen to me. Cautious Connie Dear Connie, Identity theft continues to be a big problem in the U.S., affecting around nine million people every year many of whom are seniors. Identity theft occurs when someone gets access to your Social Security number (SSN), bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information and uses it to steal from you. While theres no ironclad protection against ID theft, here are some things you can do to minimize your risks. Guard your SSN: Treat you SSN like your most prized possession. Never carry your Social Security card around in your wallet or purse, dont write your SSN on checks (except those you send to the IRS), and never give your SSN, credit card number, checking or savings account numbers to strangers who call, visit, text, or send e-mail messages to you even if they seem legitimate. And, dont carry around your Medicare card either unless youre going to the doctor. Your Medicare card contains your SSN. By Jim Miller How Seniors Can Guard Against Identity Theft THE SAVVY SENIORfree copy every four months. Set up security freezes: You can help protect yourself by setting up a security freeze on your credit reports at all three credit bureaus Equifax (equifax.com, 800-6851111), Experian (experian.com, 888-397-3742) and TransUnion (transunion.com, 877-322-8228). With a freeze in place, no one, including you, can open new lines of credit in your name. This typically costs $5 to $10 per person per credit bureau each time you freeze or thaw your credit report. Some states offer free freezes for ID-theft victims. Take action: If you ever think your identitys been stolen, immediately contact your creditors and financial institutions to report unauthorized charges or debts, and close any compromised accounts. Then place fraud alerts and security freezes with the three credit reporting agencies, and file a report with your local police and with the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov or 877438-4338. Savvy tips: For more tips on preventing identity theft visit idtheftinfo.org and idtheftcenter.org. You can also hire an identity theft protection service like ProtectMyID, LifeLock or TrustedID to keep tabs on your identity for you. These companies typically charge around $10 to $20 per month, but the services they provide are typically no better than what you can do yourself by following the previously listed tips. 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.Nunsense, the mega-musical opens this FridayThe Pelican Players Community Theatres production of Nunsense, the Mega-Musical will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. This hilarious comedy will be full of singing, dancing and fun as the Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a benefit to raise money to bury four of their sisters currently residing in the freezer. Three junior Olympic gymnasts from the Tampabay Rhythmics troupe will join the Nunsense cast and are certain to amaze, as well as entertain. Mollie Anderson (Odd Couple) will be back as the hilarious Sister Mary Amnesia; Terry Fiset (Odd Couple) is back as the harried and clueless Reverend Mother, and Sun Citys own Rosemary Cash will perform a foot stomping gospel number. Cabaret seating at tables of eight will add to the fun, so bring your friends and the beverage of your choice and join the Little Sisters as they rock the house. Nunsense, the Mega-Musical will run two weekends starting Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., then Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and again on December 2 and 3. Tickets are $15. Reservations at www.pelicanplayers. org or call the Kings Point Box Office. Gymnast Katya Marlowe to join cast of Nunsense.

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Once inside the supermarket, she allegedly was assaulted in the midst of numerous witnesses without any clear motive or known provocation, according to HCSO reports. The alleged attacker, described as a Hispanic male, then fled the store and left the parking area in a personal vehicle, witnesses told sheriffs deputies. Officers soon identified him as Steven Bardales, a Ruskin resident, and learned that he checked himself into a local hospital immediately following the attack, Sgt. Robert LaBarge said this week. HCSO District IV deputies and detectives have been trying to apprehend him ever since. With Bardales not yet in custody as of publishing deadline this week, LaBarge declined to identify the victim. The Kings Point retiree apparently was accosted by Bardales without warning, punched in the face and knocked to the floor, LaBarge said. Her jaw was fractured in the attack and subsequent medical treatment required wiring the jaw closed, rendering her temporarily unable to chew or consume most solid foods, reports indicated. Meanwhile, Bardales, after making use of certain legal protections provided in some medically-related circumstances, was discharged from the hospital and slipped away from detectives. Deputies are continuing to search for him, LaBarge said. Bardales has no criminal history in Hillsborough County, but now is wanted under a warrant charging him with felony battery. The warrant is effective anywhere in the United States and would authorize his arrest if he were to be stopped by law enforcement officers in another jurisdiction. Upon conviction of the third degree felony, he could serve up to five years in prison. HCSO District IV officers also are maintaining routine contact with the victim. On Monday evening this week, Det. Gary Gordon said she is recovering. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information about Bardales habits or location is urged to contact LaBarge at 813247-0418. 2011 Melody Jameson SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYNovember marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Adult program highlights this week include: Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at noon. Smooth Jazz Performance by Sam Allen Enjoy an afternoon of smooth jazz music performed by talented recording artist and saxophonist Sam Allen. Tap, snap and clap your way through this entertaining musical event! Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Introduction and Google Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls.

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13 8 Sun City Senior Living offers a carefree senior lifestyle filled with wonderful services and amenities for assisted living and memory care.Our monthly rate includes all this and more: Youre invited to call or visit our community today to see all we have to offer!3855 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33570 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.TORtTIFIRTortifir is a lithe female torty, or tortoiseshell kitten. She is a real beauty and is a playful bundle of kinetic energy who will play at the drop of a cat toy. With her sister she was found as a stray and fostered back to health by C.A.R.E. volunteers. See this little star of stage and screen and make her a part of your forever scene. Tortifir has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as microchipped. DOB: 6/2/2011. MAYMay is a beautiful Lab mix puppy who, along with her litter mates, was being peddled at a bar. A patron took pity on her and brought her to C.A.R.E. May is as sweet as puppies come. She loves her green frog and to play fetch. If you sit on the ground with her she will cuddle up in your lap. As part of her adoption, May will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. Vet references and a fenced-in yard preferred. DOB: Sept 2011. F eline FFolks will conduct low cost spay/neuter clinic Operation Feline Fix (OFF) for free-roaming cats is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at C.A.R.E., 1528 27th St., Ruskin. Charge is $15 per cat or kitten. Kittens must weigh 4 pounds or be 4 months old. No carriers are allowed. All cats must be in a trap. Only one cat per trap. Reservations are required. Call (813) 633-7302. Drop-off time at C.A.R.E. is 7:30 a.m. Pick-up time is 2:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Cancer Center, a member of Florida Cancer Physicians Network, is proud to announce, Ryan J. Burri, MD joined Tampa Bay Cancer Center and their outstanding staff of board-certified radiation oncologists, Jamie Cesaretti, MD, MS, Maureen Holasek, MD, Johnny Kao, MD and Janelle Park, MD. Dr. Ryan Burri joined the practice after having been on the academic faculty in the Radiation Oncology department of Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. While at Columbia Dr. Burri successfully treated all forms of cancer including Head and Neck, Prostate, Breast, Skin, Lung, Bladder, Cervical Cancer and Sarcomas with the most modern radiation treatment techniques. He developed a very skilled approach to using intensity modulated radiation, image guided radiation, brachytherapy and conformal radiation for different cancer sites. He also has worked very closely with many breast surgeons, medical oncologists and urologists in terms of best coordinating patient and family centered cancer care. Dr. Ryan Burri completed medical school training at Michigan State University and his radiation oncology residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. While at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Burri was appointed Chief Resident Dr. Ryan Burrifor the Department of Radiation Oncology. In addition, while at Mount Sinai he published several important studies about curing intermediate and high risk prostate cancer with radiation while working to have the lowest side effect profile possible. While at Columbia University in New York I had many patients from Southern Florida. I am happy to be here now so my patients no longer have to travel so far for their care! I am looking forward to joining this practice; within the field of radiation oncology they are all well known to be great physicians and an outstanding care team! says Dr. Burri. He can be contacted for a referral at the Tampa Bay Cancer Center of Sun City Center at (813) 633-5513. Dr. Burri is located at the Sun City Center office at 720 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center 5 days a week.Dr. Burri joins Tampa Bay Cancer Center Bobs Jewelry RepairWATCH BAERIESInstalled $500+ tax645-0929 US 41Shell Point Road SR 674 / College Ave.To SCC/KP Highest Price Paid For Gold In The AreaBUY & SELL U.S. COINS Welcome Back Snowbirds! Bead Work by Donna

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11 14 15 14 TECH TALKYou, Me, and Business 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 Choice of: Turkey Dinner, Ham Dinner, Fish Dinner (Tilapia) or Pork Dinner Includes salad, dessert, coffee or tea Must call for reservation(813) 634-8888 Ext. 2 The PreserveAT CYPRESS CREEK GOLF CLUB Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, Nov. 24th$21.95 plus tax and gratuity Learn what to do Right Now! When should I take Social Security? When can I retire? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. DONT JOIN THE OSTRICH GENERATIONAmid the choppy markets, too many Soon-to-be Retirees have avoided making key decisions...62% of married couples disagree on when to retire 25% of people now 66 will live to age 90 50% of people age 46 and up havent calculated their savings needsCall us today for your retirement evaluation and let us help you create a retirement plan and get your head out of the sand!!!813-633-7333www.payantfinancial.com*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 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 FISH TALESFish recipes for ThanksgivingHow fortunate we are to be in Florida for Thanksgiving. Our sunsets make me wonder if there could be a prettier one some other place in the world. How fortunate we are to have the best fishing in the world. We have miles of water; we fish in shorts in the winter time. We have many lakes and rivers within a short distance of our homes. We live in natures showplace. Lets be thankful! Why not try fish for your Thanksgiving dinner? If you have a turkey, you could add fish to your fruit salad. 1 cup boiled fish (flounder, or sheepshead) flaked 2 cups sliced oranges l avocado, chopped fine Lettuce with fruit dressing or mayonnaise. Now that seatrout are being caught, larger than usual size, try cooking them in the microwave. I have a recipe that was given to me by the sheriffs department. Sheriffs Trout Recipe Filet the trout Apply a light coating of mayonnaise on each side Sprinkle both sides with Italian bread crumbs Cover with micro-cell-wrap and cook three minutes on high until flaky. Take micro wrap off and cook until brown. Black tip shark are roaming around our water ways and are good to eat. A group of fishermen took off from our dock and came back with one. I cooked it in an electric deep fryer. Juanita Sehorne gave me the recipe of how to cook and batter our shark steaks. 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 cup ice water 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 tsp. salad oil tsp. sugar tsp. salt Soak shark in milk before battering. Let soak for 20 minutes, then batter and deep fry until brown. Serve your shark with cheese grits and this recipe came from Liz Brown of Plant City. l cup grits 4 cups boiling water; cook over slow heat until thickens. Add l cup sharp grated cheddar cheese, stick of margine, or butter and stir until the butter and cheese melt. Serve with your fish. The upper waters of both the Little Manatee and the Alafia have plenty of largemouth bass. Freshwater catfish with hush puppies would make a dinner for anyone to be thankful for. If you catch a bass that would be wonderful too as they are great fried, served with lots of Ruskin veggies. If you dont fish, buy a can of tuna fish and make tuna spaghetti or make crab cakes. For your tuna spaghetti add red and green peppers to your regular recipe.By Jonie Maschek Crab cakes: 1 pounds crab meat (you can buy the flaked in cans). The best is in the freezer dept. at the supermarket and it costs about five to six dollars. Small saltines crushed, use at least a cup, depends on size bottle of crab. l egg, well beaten Juice of one lemon to one cup of mayonnaise Dash of tabasco sauce. Mix soft dough; shape into cakes Fry in butter about 5 minutes on each side until brown. Serve. Sheepshead are plentiful with larger than usual catches being made in the cooler weather. This is a lean white meat fish and great for any dinner table. Flounder is a popular catch on outgoing and ingoing tides as they surface from the bottom for food. This is a lean white meat fish great for any Thanksgiving dinner table. Kingfish are on the run. I hope you catch one for your Thanksgiving dinner. Cobia are still roaming our waters and are a fish that will give you a workout before letting you put him in your boat. Permit are around old discarded boats and broken piers, a good tablefare. One of lifes blessings is to have a successful, safe, fishing trip. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Fish Tales. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?As the pages of the calendar flip and we move closer to the holiday season, pet owners should be aware of common but hidden dangers to their pets as we transform our homes for the celebrations to come. The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy for our families, but in preparing for the season, many pet owners run the risk of exposing their pets to household dangers that could present potential life-threatening hazards to their pets, said veterinarian Lori Pasternak, of Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care (www.helpinghandsvetva.com). These latent hazards could derail a familys holiday season if their pets become ill as a result of these hidden perils. Pasternaks list of prospective risks include: Decorations While holiday decorations can make a home feel more festive, they can be tantalizing traps for pets. Pet owners should keep decorations and ornaments higher up on trees so they are not consumed by pets. If a pet decides the colorful garland or tree trim might make a tasty snack, they can and will get stuck in your pet intestines, necessitating immediate surgical removal. Moreover, exposed cords from electric lights can cause electrocution or oral burns if chewed. Gift Wrap When its time to pull all the gifts out of hiding to be wrapped, take care that your pet isnt in the room as you spread out all the wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. If a cat should starting gnawing on the ribbon, it will literally stitch the cats intestines together as it is being passed through the gut. Surgery is one holiday gift you dont want to give your family pet. Holiday Feast While turkey and ham make up the majority of traditional holiday meals, turkey and ham bones can become lodged in the intestines if swallowed in large pieces. Be careful that your guests dont give in to the holiday spirit too much and choose this time to offer table scraps to your pets. Your pet could become seriously ill or even choke to death. Flowers The poinsettias many choose to use as holiday centerpieces are also toxic to most household pets if they are chewed and swallowed in large enough quantities. The level of toxicity is completely proportionate to the size and weight of your pet, but instead of doing the math on that equation, its better to choose other types of floral arrangements that dont endanger your pets. The holidays should be a time for fun, not an unscheduled trip to the animal hospital, Pasternak added. If something does happen, dont hesitate to take your pet to the nearest animal hospital, and know that if you come to ours, we work with our pet owners on affordable payment structures in emergency cases. But wed rather not see you this season. The best holiday gift you could give your pet is a hazard-free household so they can enjoy the warmth and joy of your celebrations safely and soundly.

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X 10 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY November marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Kids program highlights this week include:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Motion Commotion Baby Time Baby Time Teen Advisory Board Toddler Time Toddler Time Story Time Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time *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.Dredging begins Gator Dredgings Ellicott 300 Swinging Dragon Dredge. Enter the Kids Wildlife Habitat Contest James M. Kahl Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-off

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 11 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 www.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 Say Hello to Something New and Exciting!Shellac, Gelish, Bio-Gel* Angel Nails by Elena813-295-1936813-634-7022 Shellac or Gelish$28If youre still using acrylic and hard gel, maybe you should use newer and more healthy products. Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more The air is crisp and the breezes are gentle September doesnt last at all. Once October gets here, its all about Halloween. Get the costumes back into the trunk, and it SHOULD be all about Thanksgiving. You know, one holiday at a time? But Ive noticed more and more the Christmas decorations in the store the same time as the Sponge Bob Square Pants costumes! Halloween hasnt even happened yet and there are fake trees in the gardening section and commercials on TV offer ing gift ideas for that perfect someone. Its difficult to think about turkey and mashed potatoes when theyre already playing Jingle Bells in the department stores. Lest I sound like a total Bah Humbug, please let it be known Christmas is my favorite time of TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessThe second half of the year goes by so much faster than the first half. We go from breathing water and dodging thunderstorms in the humid, sultry summer to the craziness that is the Holiday Season in what seems like just a couple of weeks! Where did the Fall go? We get a couple of cool days which energize us into breaking out our sweaters and long pants, only to go back to t-shirts and shorts when it inches back into the 80s. Whats really frustrating is when its 65 degrees in the morning and 82 in the afternoon, and were changing clothes three times a day. The heat is on at night and the air conditioning is on during the day. Whats truly heaven is the perfect Chamber of Commerce weather day when we open up all the windows and sit out on the lanai. By Dana Dittmar Sunday, Nov. 20 5120 US Hwy. 41 N. Noon 6 p.m. In support of the RUSKIN DRIVE-INhelp save a business that has been part of the community for years Outdoor event with bands featured: Bert-N-Sassy, Suncoast Band, Top Shelf Blues Band, Brother-to-Brother, and Bump in the Road Band. Food from Smokey Bones, The Boulevard, and San Vitos. Bring your own lawn chairs.Free admission but Donations are highly encouraged At the annual convention of the Florida State Poets Association, John Foster of Sun City Center took first place in a statewide contest for a poem on the subject of relaxation, the theme of the conference. The poet also earned an Honorable Mention on the national level for a free verse poem about bullfighting. Foster is known in the area for his poetry readings and workshops. He has published three collections of poems: Discovery! Release When the taut and teeming coil of day has eased its fevered self into the quiet cool of twilights pastel pool, then I may be at last released, unwound, unbound unspiraled into sleep. A Wordcrafters Journey by Outskirts Press, Chuckles Verses to a-Muse and Where Theres A Quill by XLibris. Autographed copies are available at lojofoster@ verizon.net. The poets winning poem (below) is a nonet, a 9-line verse in which the first line contains 9 syllables, the second line 8 syllables, the third line 7 syllables, continuing likewise to the final line which has just one syllable. Local poet recognizedyear, and opening the boxes of decorations we have collected over the years is a standard event for the weekend after Thanksgiving. But heres the key word: AFTER. I feel sorry for Thanksgiving because it seems to be rushed through in the race to get to the Christmas finish line. Your dining room table would look luscious decorated with leaves of burnt orange, yellow and scarlet. Save the fake snow and reindeer for Decembers festivities. Smell the pumpkin and apple pies? Theyre perfect for falls holiday! Theres plenty of time later for sugar cookies, chocolate mousse and sugar plums. Yes, I know it will probably still be in the 80s next week when we carve the spiral ham and put the fried onions on the green bean casserole. So dont even THINK about wearing your Kiss me under the mistletoe sweater quite yet. Most importantly, love each other, laugh long and loud, and remember your Attitude of Gratitude. Thats what the holiday is all about. Be safe, and we can start decorating the tree NEXT weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Studio 702 S. Albany Street The Friends of Tampa host Made by Hand art show. Made by Hand is produced by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and features one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by students and instructors in the Citys art programs. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, painting, and glass. In addition to vendors, there will be art demonstrations and make-n-take art projects for kids of all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc. a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the programs and activities of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department through fund raising opportunities. For more information on the Made by Hand Art Show & Sale or classes offered at the Hyde Park Art Studio call (813) 259-1687City Art program offers interactive art saleHoliday Gifts featured at Club RenaissanceClublink is proud to present their first Club Renaissance Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 3, in their spa lobby located at 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. They will have many vendors displaying a wide variety of merchandise plus hot apple cider, sweet treats and great raffle prizes. Stop by, get into the holiday spirit and purchase a unique gift at the bazaar for someone on your Christmas list. A few vendor spots are still available so call 813-633-1933 for more information.

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12 NOVEMBER 17, 2011 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? 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 Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. 813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) A guy who has been my friend near forever recently said to me, The only problem with living in the past is that everything else changes. Indeed. I have a lot to live for in the past. Sometimes it seems for the future, not so much. A year ago this week, I had just launched my sailboat from a boatyard in Cambridge, Maryland, in order to sail it home. At the time, I had no idea of what lay ahead: the days of bonechilling cold, ice and even snow. There were so many days on that trip when I was tempted just to give up to tie off the boat and take a quick flight home. A few days ago, a reminder popped up on my wifes phone. I had asked her to put it there a year ago. The reminder said, Arent you glad the boat is in Florida now? On beautiful fall days like today, Im not so sure I am glad. The sail down last winter was nightmarish in certain respects, but I never lost appreciation for how fortunate I was to be able to do it. While it was occasionally over the top, the sense of adventure was never lost. Standing here today, I wish I was back there again. I wish I was standing on the cusp of another adventure. When I was in my teens, I had two priorities in my life: playing rock music and meeting cute girls (I had boundless optimism that one would lead to another). Somehow, college managed to be squeezed in, but even that became an adventure. I went to school in Colorado, was able to keep Wednesdays clear of classes, and thus had the occasional quiet day on the slopes or a hike through the woods in A life in the pastAs I approached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge the future was wide open. On that day, I had no idea where I was going or where I would end up. It wasnt a good feeling then but now it seems like an adventure.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net the mountains. Wednesday were always great days it seemed no one was ever out there. After that, I spent a few years trying to convince myself that I could become a dedicated corporate executive. That worked somewhat until I read a book about someone sailing around the world. After trying, and failing, to tie my neckties using a bowline (a great sailors knot) instead of the more traditional double Windsor knot, I knew the corporate route was a lost cause. Im more than halfway up the ladder of life and, from an actuary standpoint, there is more stuff to look down at than up towards. Living in the past is so very tempting because it seems to provide all of the perks of great memories without the pain and effort it took to make them. I can feel what it was like when Michelle and I were at anchor off Normans Cay in the Bahamas. I can remember rowing the dinghy around the crashed DC-3 drugrunner aircraft in the lagoon. No doubt, there was a good bit of terror and some bloodshed in reaching that place that is today a tranquil memory, but the bad stuff is all forgotten now. Time has sanded down the rough edges leaving a warm embrace that reaches through the years to my currentday soul. I want to be there. I want to celebrate New Years Eve on Staniel Cay. I want to be in Georgetown in the Exuma Islands watching the world go by from the cockpit of my boat. Hell, Id take being back in Georgetown, South Carolina, as I was a year ago after spending a chilly day sailing down a desolate and far-too-shallow canal through a marsh. I want. I want. I want. Last year, all I wanted was to get my sailboat home, but having done that, now I want to be back out there again. I am one sorry piece of work. I get everything I want and Im never happy with it. I always want more. My friend is exactly right. The problem with living in the past is that everything else changes. Everything keeps moving forward, leaving the past a shadow, not an existence. I can see it in my minds eye, but it isnt really there anymore. The only thing that is real is what is in front of me and if Im looking down, reality and the moment that is right now are lost forever. I see the challenges that so many people live with and overcome, and my troubles pale in comparison. I should be planning a party every single day to celebrate my insanely good fortune. Yet I want. I want an adventure. I want to make some new memories. Helen Keller, author, traveler, lecturer, and the first blind and deaf person to earn Bachelor of Arts degree said, Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. The problem, of course, is reconciling the need for adventure with the reality of everyday life. There are bills to pay and commitments to keep. Author Edward Abbey once said, Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now. A decade or so later he added what I believe to be a companion quote: Freedom begins between the ears. One of the benefits of looking down the ladder of my life is that I can see that adventure in and of itself really isnt worth all that much. To get there, I worked towards the goal, I planned and I dreamed. The true adventure was in the journey to reach it the moment of the adventure is merely a memory. I need an adventure but, more importantly, I need to plan for one and then work towards it. Despite that my knees and elbows hurt a little and that Im fairly certain arthritis is creeping into my guitarplaying fingers, Im not dead yet. I can look up the ladder of my life and imagine what will fill that still boundless space. And then, I can work towards making it happen, living in the moment and using the past for inspiration and guidance. Abbey was right Utopia is here, Nirvana is now. Heaven is home. And the freedom to see all of that begins between my ears. I dont yet know how or what, but I know it starts with a dream that will involve a lot of hard work: Im going on an adventure.

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X SCC OBSERVER DATE, 2009 23 14 IF YOU ARE CONCERNED AB OUT A SKIN GROWTH, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO EVALUATE IT FOR YOU. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING!NOW ACC EPTING AV-MED INSURANCE Howard A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology Associates4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573(One Block West of the Hospi tal)813-634-1 455 SIGN UP FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCR EENINGBRING THIS COUPON IN TO RE CEIVE A FREE GIFT! Festival of Trees Ruskin Elementary PTA/SouthShore Regional Friends of the Library presentTrees on display Nov. 30 Dec. 10Join us forFOOD Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Assorted Pastries, Kona Ice Hawaiian IcesENTERTAINMENT Tampa Bay Martial Arts, Progress Village H.S. Quartet, Mullins Trio, Carol SingingSILENT AUCTION for Christmas trees. Final bids by 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 RAFFLES Baskets and jewelryChildren must be accompanied by an adultProceeds from this event will help pay for Ruskin Elementary student eld trips and Friends of the Library programs with missiles (that could barely fly faster than the Blackbird itself), its primary armament was high-resolution cameras. The Blackbird was Americas eyes in the sky. Although the world has known about the Blackbird for decades, it has only been recently that the men who flew the ships have been allowed to talk about them. On November 4, at the invitation of the Silver Osprey Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation in Sun City Center, Campbell told his story. Campbell was a U.S. Air Force officer who later retired as a Lt. General. In 1963, he graduated from the USAF Experimental Test Pilot School. A year later, he was chosen by the CIA to pilot a secret new aircraft. In 1966, he finally flew a version of that aircraft for the first time, racking up 768 hours in secret, there was little understanding by those in Congress who controlled the purse strings and it was thought that surveillance satellites could do the Blackbirds job better and in a more cost-effective manner. Satellites, however, could not be positioned to look at a specific place and in a specific time. Shortly after it was first retired in the early 1970s, the aircraft was reinstated, still limited to the 32 craft that were originally built. The aircraft technically remained on active duty until 1998 when it was permanently retired. The two remaining airworthy Blackbirds were given to NASA, the rest were donated to museums. Publicly, at least, no aircraft exists today that can match its speed and altitude. On a single day in 1976, on one aircrafts final flight, several speed records were set that remain in place today. You could see things like the Mississippi River and the Rockies, you could sense a little bit of movement, but there wasnt the sense of speed, of moving at Mach 3.2, Campbell said of flying the Blackbird so high and so fast. Campbell is in an extremely exclusive club of people who have flown so high and so fast. No pilots today are able to match what he achieved 40 years ago at the controls of an SR-71 Blackbird. He said it was a wonderful program to be associated with, now one for the history books. Perhaps most ironically all of it was achieved decades ago, before the emergence of our high technology society. As Lt. General Campbell pointed out, the Blackbird was the last Air Force aircraft designed using a slide rule. For information about the Sun City Centers Silver Osprey Squadron, contact information for Commander Bo Heininger (USNRet) is available from the Association of Naval Aviation at www. anahq.org or from squadron public information officer Lt. Barry Dwyer (USN-Ret) at barry.dyer13@ gmail.com or by calling 813-5085671.Achievement, HeroismContinued from page 1%  of flying before his last flight in 1971. The aircraft was so secret that in order to transport it from the manufacturing plant in southern California to the Area 51 test site in Nevada, it was boxed up in large pieces and moved on multiple semi trucks. Only two years passed from the time the Air Force awarded the contract to Lockheed to the first test flight. Just over three years later in 1965, after hitting a speed of Mach 3.29 and an altitude of 90,000 feet in testing, it was declared combat ready. Such numbers are easy enough to throw around in todays era of computer-simulated reality, but there was nothing simple about creating a machine that could fly so fast, and so high, and then bring the pilot safely home. The resistance cause by such a high speed created unimaginable temperatures, with the surface of the aircraft potentially ranging from 400 to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The pilots windows could reach 650 degrees in temperature. With the heat, the entire aircraft would change, literally growing three to four inches in length and one to two inches in width. All of that meant a great deal to the pilots as the same forces would apply to them, should ejecting be necessary at that altitude. At those temperatures without a protective suit, their blood would boil. At Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center, it was a full house for the monthly Silver Osprey Squadron meeting. While it is typically the place for naval aviators, Lt. General Campbell bridged the divide with the Air Force. Members of both branches of the service attended, along with many others interested in the rare opportunity to hear from a man who has flown higher and faster than almost anyone, in an aircraft that was once a top secret. The Blackbird was unique in that it actually became more fuel-efficient as its speed increased. Unlike anything else Ive ever flown, the maximum fuel efficiency was at maximum speed, Campbell said. Think about that, think about taking a boat out wide open. But this aircraft flew best at Mach 3.2. But fuel was always a concern. The 60,000-pound aircraft carried 80,000 pounds of fuel and a considerable quantity of that was consumed just reaching the normal altitude. At Mach 3.2, the heat was so intense that little additional fuel could be added without the risk of melting components in the engine. The fuel used was unique to the Blackbird no other aircraft use it. With only space above him and sound behind him, Campbell spoke of what it was like in the cockpit. I thought the airplane was very easy to fly, he said. It was very stable even at 90,000 feet. It is very quiet up there, it could be hard to stay awake, he said to laughter. The only other things up there were other Blackbirds. The sky was black and I could see stars above me. Of the 32 Blackbirds built, 12 of them were lost in accidents, one of which resulted in the loss of a test pilots life. In the other accidents, the pilots safely ejected. Through the course of the program, the aircraft flew more than 17,000 sorties, amassing 11,675 hours at Mach 3 or above. In 1968, primarily due to contractual obligations, then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered the highly specialized tools used to build the aircraft destroyed, thus eliminating not only any possibility of a successor, but also limiting the availability of parts for the still-flying aircraft. 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DATE, 2009 SCC OBSERVER X 22 Cost cutting was a deciding factor in devising a new program to replace the traditional after school programs at the parks. This program is called Rec2Six. Only 18 parks in Hillsborough County have this program at this time. The only one in South County is the Apollo Beach rec center. Thankfully for parents, however, as of Jan. 2012 the two regional parks in South County, Gardenville and Ruskin, will also have a Rec2Six program. Those parks were part of the original transition plan, said county spokesman Willie Puz Nov. 3. The board (County Commissioners) wanted us (the parks department) to come up with a plan that would show measurable results. Rec2Six must have done just that, because it will now be implemented by three parks in South County instead of just the one. The problem now is, however, that Rec2Six started Sept 26 while school started Aug. 23. The Apollo Beach park only has four students participating at this time, where always before there were long waiting lists for slots. This makes it look like parents dont want their children in the program but that isnt true. It just didnt start soon enough, said Pat Woolweaver, president of a focus group that works to better the Apollo Beach park. Parents had to find after school care for their children before school opened. They couldnt wait a month, said Joe Buerhop of Gibsonton. Im a working single father of a child that was attending Dowdell Middle School. Last year the school district provided bus service from Dowdell to Gardenville Recreation Center but this year, they have discontinued that service. Since there is no one at home to look after my child and we do not have any relatives in the area that she can go to, I have taken my child out of the school district and enrolled her in a school near my office in Manatee County. This of course has caused some difficulties with my job and additional expenses. Buerhop went on to explain that he did not want his child to walk home alone from the bus stop the two miles to his home and stay there alone from 3 to 6 p.m. until he got home. The Rec2Six offered at Apollo Beach, at $38 per child and $20 for any child receiving free lunches, offers organized recreation and physical activity while providing skill-building recreation, social interaction and exposure to culture and the arts. Its cheaper than private child care facilities and gives a good value for the money. But staff at the regional parks that will be adopting the program wonder if parents will pull their children out of the private care they have previously arranged and send them to the parks program, and if they dont will those programs be short-lived? Transportation after school causes a lot of grief for working parents as well. John Franklin, director of transportation for the Hillsborough County School District, said the district supplies only transportation to after school programs for exceptional students but not those in regular classes. Buses from schools to parks programs have been discontinued a little at a time over the last few years until now, none are left. Mike Russo says he and others like him can solve the transportation issue if enough parents band together. Russo is owner of Recreation Express in Tampa. For the past five years he has transported children to after school programs all over the county with his eight buses. But this year, due to low rider ship, he no longer makes South County runs. Last year I had a bus go to Summerfield Elementary and Summerfield Crossings and take them to Balm Park, and had another bus go to Dobie and Apollo Beach for the Apollo Beach Rec Center, Russo said. But I cant send a bus for less than 25 or 30 kids. It would be too much of a loss. Russo said he has lowered his price from $60 a month to $45 a month per child to take them from school to after school programs at the parks. But there just arent enough kids this year for him to come to South County. Its about $11 a week, and with the park fee of $38 or even $20 (for free lunch students) its still a better deal than most child care facilities. But the parents would have to get together before I could schedule the trips, says Russo. Other child care programs in South County attribute some of their success to having buses pick up students after school. What parent can get off in the middle of a workday and go pick up his kids? Buerhop asked. I certainly cant. The people who make the program rules need to think of the families they are supposed to serve.New Park ProgramsContinued from page 1%  Roadshow focuses on historyThe Library History Roadshow will feature the Hyde Park Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 W. Swann Ave. in south Tampa. The library opened in 1922 in a wooden two-room building that previously served as a school. Since the library closed in 1968, the building has been home to the Old Hyde Park Art Center. Visit the Library History Roadshow and bring your Hyde Park Branch Library photographs, memorabilia and stories to share! Prizes will be given for the oldest library items. Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2014. To prepare, the libraries have partnered with the Tampa Bay History Center to bring you the Library History Roadshow. It will make stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County over the next several years gathering and documenting the communities library photographs, memorabilia and stories. Staff and volunteers will work onsite at the Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and immediately return the originals to their owners. Attendees can delight in recording video and audio stories that share their historical knowledge of and experiences at the libraries. For more information about the Library History Roadshow, call the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System at (813) 273-3652 or visit http://thplhistoryroadshow.blogspot.com.

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16 NOVEMBER 17, 2011Floats, krewes and crowds salute veterans in RuskinThousands of people of all ages lined U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin as dozens of floats, pirate krewes, marching bands, girl and boy scouts, veterans and military organizations paraded in celebration of our nations veterans as part of the annual Ruskin VFW Veterans Day Parade. The grand marshall for the parade was 88-yearold World War II veteran Pat Buch. Joining the marching bands and local businesses were the Krewe of Charlotte de Berry, the Peg Leg Pirates, the Tampa Bay Rough Riders, Pyrates of the Gulf Coast and the Krewe of the South Shore Mauraders, ensuring that nearly everyone along the parade route was decked out in colorful beads. The parade has been organized by the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 for the past 15 years and has grown significantly over time. For more information, visit www.vfwpost6287.com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Psychic ability: not just for side shows anymore By PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER penny@observernews.netS SUNN CIT CITY CENTER CENTERS Shes appeared on television shows, been used in an eight-year research project, helped blind people to live independent lives, and even done a telepathy experiment with an astronaut while he was on the moon.S Skeptical? PPlenty. Until you see the material to back up her claims.C Carol A Ann Liaros doesnt believe shes any different from other people even though she can often see things before they happen, send telepathic messages, and even do healing work with people in the medical profession helping blind persons learn to live independently. PPsychic? I Isnt everyone? she asked. EEveryone is capable of developing what some call extra sensory abilities, including precognition.A After attending a seminar in 1966 and being told she had the ability to use her brain in a different way than many, she began to have daily experiences that proved the person who told her that was right.S Shortly after that, Liaros took part in an eight-year study on psychic research at the H Human Dimension I Institute at R Rosary C College in Buffalo N New York (now a part of Daeman C College in A Amherst N N.Y.) and later conducted seminars at N Niagara C Community C College and S State University in Buffalo. SSo much misinformation has been published and spread about extra sensory perception, Liaros said. PPractical application of psychic sensitivity adds a new dimension to someones life. But while some psychics are busy talking about the future, Liaros has used her talents to work with the blind, the sick, and members of the medical profession.P People from all walks of life have enrolled in her seminars and classes. But the blind have especially benefited.I In a project she calls Blind A A wareness, she works with blind persons showing how to distinguish color and other details using intuition. TThere have been remarkable strides made in fields like parapsychology, Liaros said. What used to be thought of as superstition is in many cases now a part of science.H Her Blind A A wareness project is a combination of aura viewing and dermo-optics (seeing with the skin). T The scientific community now calls auras bio-plasmic fields, and has deemed them energyand definitely fact. S Some religious traditions have portrayed pictures of this energy as halos around the head. Liaros career working with doctors and others in the healing professions began during a talk she was giving in 1971 when one of her students was highly accurate in diagnosing the illnesses of volunteers.A After the seminar was over, she was told the man was totally blind.T This information is backed up by accounts in reports and articles in publications of T The C Creative C Community I Institute in Buffalo, N N.Y. (dated 1971) and S State Universitys publication dated March 2, 1978. Carol Ann LiarosAAfter much study, Lairos and those working with her determined that images could be transmitted through a place in the middle of the forehead where a third eye is often depicted in ancient hieroglyphic writings.T The story of S Samuel Lentine, a N Niagra falls psychiatrist who had lost his eyes from cancer is documented in the S State University paper as having the ability to see auras of color around people. Blind persons have benefited from training exercises both oneon-one and in groups, using touch, thought, and perception. Lairos went on to become the director of the C Community C Creative I Institute, I Inc. in A Amherst, N N.Y., and has since expanded her practice to work with medical doctors in diagnosis.H Having appeared on the television show TThats I Incredible, she later worked with astronaut E Edgar Mitchell on the movie IInner S Spaces, which talks about their experiment together. Mitchell, the sixth astronaut to walk on the moon, performed an experiment in telepathy with Lairos while he was on the moon. HHe made it very clear he was doing it on his break so no one could accuse him of using government time and money for it, Liaros said. A An instructor for nearly 20 years at the E Edgar C Cayce C Center, now called A A.RR.EE. (AAssociation for R Research and E Enlightenment), Liaros and her husband Mario moved to Kings P Point in S Sun C City C Center six years ago from A Arizona.S She has been lecturing and writing, and has been quoted or referred to in books by more than 20 other authors who work in related subjects, she said.N Now she teaches others to use their psychic abilities and will be signing her latest book, IIntuition Made E Easy, Monday, N Nov. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at T The C Chakra C Center, 137 S S. P Pebble Beach Blvd., S Suite 201 in S Sun CCity CCenter. When I I sign a book, I I feel a message for each person so I I know just what to write, she said. S She will also be giving seminars in the spring.I Interested persons may reach her by emailing caliaros@msn.com or check out her Web site at www. carolannliaros.com.

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For unoccupied homes, CA membership dues are assessed on a two-person basis.) The paid-up CA dues preclude any remedial action that might have been taken under the CA foreclosure policy instituted by directors last year. Motivated initially by a growing backlog of unpaid dues, in 2010 directors established a process allowing for foreclosure action and legal assumption of properties whose owners had run up substantial dues arrearages which still went unsatisfied after warnings. The process could be applied only to homes with no mortgage lender involved. Although the procedure has brought many delinquent dues accounts current, to date it has not forced any foreclosures, Ed Barnes, CA president, noted this week. And, if the dues account SCC Problem PropertiesContinued from page 1%  RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged 17 related to the Ft. Duquesna property is current, the policy leading to foreclosure cannot be made applicable in that case, he indicated. On the other hand, the tools available to code enforcement personnel might be made useful in connection with the Ft. Duquesna house if disgruntled neighbors will deal with the timeframes required. Code enforcement objectives always are focused on creating compliance with county ordinances, Bill Langford, a department manager, told The Observer this week. So, when a complaint about overgrown vegetation is filed and the overgrowth then is mowed, the case is closed as compliance attained regardless of whether an owner or a neighbor created the compliance. This is a circumstance that has affected the Ft. Duquesna property during its long history as a code offender, Langford said. Neighbors with the best intentions have unwittingly ended a complaint about the property, bringing it into compliance by voluntarily mowing its overgrowth down, he added. Complaints about the home and its lot were reported in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, noted Langford who inspected the property again this week. After a year of no complaints during 2010, the site clearly again is in violation, he added. Posting a red notice of violation on the property Monday, Langford said that in view of the long history of repeated violations and current unacceptable conditions, he would seek an expedited hearing on the matter before Hillsboroughs Code Enforcement Board, aiming for a December session. He cautioned, though, that the Ft. Duquesna matter also competes for attention with a large number of violations related to foreclosure cases around the county coming before the board. The board, upon hearing the violations case, can forward the matter to a magistrate. Several different penalties can be initiated, Among the worst of the problem properties in Sun City Center is this decaying, unsightly dwelling on Ft. Duquesna Drive which is a blight on an entire neighborhood. Owned by a New Jersey resident who pays annual property taxes and CA dues but pays little attention to the home, the property has been cited repeatedly for Hillsborough County Code Enforcement violations going back to 2006, Code enforcement personnel posted another violation notice this week and the matter could be headed for a hearing in Tampa.designed to encourage long term compliance by the owner or reach resolution through a final action by the county attorneys office. Langford said the range of penalties include fines levied against the property owner of from $25 to $1,000 per day to filing a lien against the property ensuring compensation upon its sale for county clean-ups of the site or referring it for legal action brought by county attorneys on behalf of aggrieved citizens against the negligent owner. In the meantime, as the Ft. Duquesna violations work through the process, SCC residents are speaking up. Bruce Arnold, a former CA director who lives one street north of the Ft. Duquesna property, said this week he is filing a formal written complaint with the code enforcement section in support of efforts aimed at longterm resolution. Ron King, a newcomer and CA board candidate in the December election cycle, has pointed out that potential buyers avoid good home resales located on streets with badly kept properties and he was one of them. Plus, the existing CA board opens community enhancement discussions this week with the first of three town hall meetings on a proposed commons areas building project designed to increase community aesthetics and functionality for anticipated buyers of resale homes as the last new houses are constructed. All of them eye problem properties like the Ft. Duquesna location, recognizing that such obstacles to a desirable community in its second half century must be overcome. 2011 Melody Jameson

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18 NOVEMBER 17, 2011 Trusted by Physicians & Patients Alike Forum discloses current, aspiring CA directors differencesBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Avoiding the pitfalls of recent national candidate debates, present and would-be Community Association directors here exhibited no senior moments and denied no serious scandals, but did stake out some positions on local issues during a forum last week. What little sparring occurred among the five candidates for three open board seats came late in the Q and A program during the annual Candidates Night at Community Hall on November 9. The question prompting the exchange centered on how to achieve additional parking around and near the Atrium building on the Central Campus. Al Alderman, a current director now seeking his second three-year term, responded by suggesting that useful information on the topic would be unveiled this week during the first of three community Town Hall sessions dedicated to consideration of an extensive boarddesigned capital improvements project. To this, Ron King, competing for the first time in the annual election fray, first suggested adequate parking exists but may require a little healthful walking and then, referring obliquely to Aldermans indirect reply, retorted questioningly were going to expose all the secrets, finally? Alderman returned a tight-lipped no comment. Jane Keegan, a sitting director appointed last year to fulfill an expired term and now after her first elected three-year term, added the denial that there are no secrets. This subject of extensive and expensive enough to incur debt capital improvements also underscored differing candidate outlooks in the course of other questions. Weighing in after a question about the communitys challenges was posed, both Alderman and Keegan emphasized a need for updating and refreshing components of the Central Campus. Again, King expressed an opposing view, saying Obama called it stimulus, comparing the funding required to underwrite a razing and rebuilding endeavor to federal government loans for big business as a means of curtailing the economic crisis in 2008. On the same wave length, Paul Sasville, also a first-time candidate, likened the situation to restoring that Ford in the garage. The vehicle may be decades old, but carefully restored, it will be something beautiful, he said. On the other hand, Howie Griffin, a former director now wishing to return to the board, allowed If you put lipstick on a pig, its still a pig. Pointing to the age of the office complex on the Central campus, Griffin added I live here and I want to see the place come into the 21st century. King interjected that everything ages, adding that it might be wiser to add onto rather than raze and replace. AL ALDERMAN HOWIE GRIFFIN JANE KEEGAN ROB KING PAUL SASVILLEThe exchange wrapped up with Griffin noting Therell be more on Nov. 16, referring to the first Town Hall meeting in Community Hall. The same put-off came in connection with query of the candidates regarding their outlooks on incurring debt. King and Sasville, the director election newcomers, both expressed strong views opposing a heavy debt load in an unsteady economy, with Sasville saying forcefully Lets not go into debt, period! The three sitting directors among the candidates did not add anything more to their viewpoints already expressed. The candidates also dealt with other sensitive but related subjects involving restricting use of SCC amenities and providing a playground for grandchildren. King, who said he has observed much younger people who could not be residents or visitors using the communitys facilities on different occasions, asserted that the amenities are meant for and should be restricted to residents only. Again, he and Alderman defined the line of demarcation between them. Talking about how to enforce the restricted use, Alderman noted that at one time the CA had looked at a system designed to accomplish that, but rejected it due to a projected cost in the $180,000 neighborhood. King responded he had experience with a system that managed 4,000 employees and cost less than $1,000 to install at a central gateway. As for a grandkids playground, King turned thumbs down on the idea, saying Disney is close. Lets keep it that way. Sasville echoed the sentiment, stating he has four beloved grandchildren, but prefers their company one at a time. Alderman and King, however, did agree emphatically on one subject. Asked about resident contributions to beautification of S.R. 674 or Sun City Center Boulevard as it bisects the community, both stated a policy fair to and involving all residents should be adopted. The boulevard is gorgeous, King noted, adding it is one reason visitors become buyers. The candidates are scheduled to make additional appearances before the election balloting deadline, Dec 7 and 8. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3pm -5ish No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 26, Country & Western Dance, The Countrymen, $8 with light snacks, 6-9 p.m.. Monday, Nov. 28, Blue Plate Special, for all Elks and their guests, $7, Menu: Special Hawaiian Chicken with all the trimmings Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, please plan on attending Nora Baker is the Chairman of this event. Saturday, Dec. 10, Anniversary / Christmas Dinner Dance for all Elks and their guests, mark your calendars. Menu: Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings, $20.00, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to the 19th, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7days from only $643.00 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone (813) 645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.

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16 19 What can possibly make the holidays easier and fun, more delicious and sweet, more festive and bright, and yet traditional all at the same time? The answer is fresh grapes. Luckily, grapes from California are in plentiful supply in all colors red, green and black throughout the holiday season. For a dinner or buffet, fresh grapes can be added to two fresh grapes. The grapes add a warm, still-juicy brightness to turkey to game hens to goose. well cranberries is much reduced compared to similar recipes. The remarkably luscious. every juicy bite no matter how you choose to serve them. For more recipes, visit www.grapesfromcalifornia.com. Quick Tips for Holiday Entertaining with GrapesFresh grapes are a versatile fruit with multiple uses. plate. plates, cakes, puddings, mousses and more. paper and place in a pretty basket, tied with a ribbon. time to throw something together.Make Grapes Your Healthy Holiday Ally cup serving yet are satisfying and very, very good may help contribute to a healthy heart. friends and family can share in the goodness of this beautiful fruit.Cranberry Grape Relish 2 cups red seedless California grapes 1 12-ounce package cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 orange, juiced and zested cup sugar Place all ingredients in heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring Let cool thoroughly, then store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week. Serve alongside roast turkey, pork or ham. 1 cup wild rice 4 slices bacon, diced 1/4-inch 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted 1 1/2 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground 1/4 cup parsley, fresh chopped 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped 2 cups California seedless grapes, rinsed In heavy saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add wild rice and stir. Cover pan and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for one hour, until rice is tender and has popped open. Meanwhile, cook bacon in fry pan over medium until almost crisp, about Add butter to bacon pan, then add onions, celery, mushrooms, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are translucent. well to combine. dishtowel to remove skins. Note: until hot.

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20 NOVEMBER 17, 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 Accomplishments have no color. Leontyne Price Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Thanksgiving dinner sharedThe United Community Church invites everyone to gather together and spend Thanksgiving Dinner with family, friends, and neighbors. The entire community is invited to share the holiday with them for a wonderful Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner. It is a joy to be together at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24 in their Great Hall. Cost of the dinner is $14 per person. Tickets are available through the church office 634-1304. Last day for reservations is Tuesday, Nov. 22. A delicious catered home style dinner will include salad, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham and sweet potatoes, beans, cranberries, rolls, beverages, and assorted pastries. Ymmm...PastaKnights of Columbus 4th degree is planning a Pasta dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Ticket prices are $8 each or two for $15 and can be purchased from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, until Nov. 18 at Conesa Hall. For more information, call Mike Wagner at (813) 633-6239. Pictured from left to right are: Fred and Shirley Joest, Marge Weber, Pastor Ron Churchill, Carol Corcoran, Chris and Jim Davis, and Millie Aumack. For information on the church, call 634-4228.New Members welcomedTrinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. The variety of Sunday school class opportunities and other programs has resulted in a high level of new members joining the church. NCWS makes record monthly donationDolores Berens, President of Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary, center, is pictured receiving checks totaling $2545 from Jim and Phyllis Butner, co-founders of NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services). The love offering was given from donations for the month of October. The Butners said, We are so blessed to have the folks who attend our worship services see the need of financially supporting our local non-profit organizations. NCWS is an all-volunteer itinerate outreach ministry, where every penny received from love offerings goes back to the community to support those who are also, in many cases, volunteering their time and talent to serve others in some capacity. If interested in starting a Bible study or worship service in your community or neighborhood, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. BBQ chicken dinner for saleOn Saturday Nov. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship will be selling BBQ chicken dinners for the low price of $5. The dinner will consist of chicken, two sides, drink and a dessert. The dinner can be enjoyed at the church or carried home. For more information or to pre-order your dinner call Betty Fountain at 645-8848.RUMC offers free Thanksgiving dinnersFor the second year, the Ruskin United Methodist Youth Group is stepping up and serving free Thanksgiving Day dinners to the homeless, needy, shut-ins and folks that are just lonely. Many of their church family will also pitch in and help by serving food, assisting with clean up, donating desserts and delivering meals to all the folks that cant join them in their Fellowship Hall. They will serve a full turkey dinner including dessert. They will start at 11 a.m Thanksgiving Day making deliveries. Please start checking in your neighborhoods, mobile home parks, check with any shut ins that you know of, maybe a couple that just does not want to go through the trouble of preparing a full meal for just the two of them, or anyone that you may know that is struggling to make ends meet or join them at the RUMC Fellowship Hall for the meal and fellowship. Call the Church Office, 813-6451241 and reserve meals. They also need help in delivering the meals. Let the office know if you will be able to assist with the deliveries. The church address is 105 4th Avenue, N.W. in Ruskin.Christian Science Church holds annual Thanksgiving ServiceFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center invites all to share its annual Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 when they pause to reflect and give gratitude for blessings they have received The Bible text will be Sing joyful songs to the Lord . Come worship with him with thankful hearts and songs of praise from Psalms 95.The Thanksgiving proclamation by the President of the United States will be read. Readings of thanksgiving and gratitude will be from The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The service will provide time for expressions of gratitude by individuals in the congregation. No collection will be taken. Readers are Lynn Knapp and Betty Kuemmerling, Sun City Center Sun City Center. The soloist is Betty Bishop, also of Sun City Center. The Church is located at 201 Second Street NW in Ruskin. For more information call 633-6459.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 21 702 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 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 SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSES 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 .........................Thursday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Pastor Area Obituaries Southside Baptist Church4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S (approx. 4 miles south of College Ave.)Please join usJohn & Lucy Long will be telling us about their missionary work in Belgium.Jesus said His intent was to seek and save that which was lost. They join Him in doing that in Flanders. A love offering will be accepted. Richard Chumley DenneyRichard Chumley Denney of Ruskin passed away on October 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tina Marie and a daughter, Mary Margaret Denney.Frank C. DepinetFrank C. Depinet, age 76, of Sun City Center, Fl. Passed away on 11/11/11 Frank was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Sun City Center, Fl. Frank served in the US Air Force reserves from 1953 1961. He is survived by his wife, Rita Falter Depinet, Sun City Center, Fl.; daughter, Deb Depinet Kosmela, Seffner, Fl.; sister, Jean Depinet Piar of Mount Vernon, Ohio; brother, James M. Depinet of Sun City Center, Fl.; grandchildren, Brad M. Depinet, Sycamore, Ohio; Amber Branham, Walbridge, Ohio; Nick Kosmela, Seffner, FL., and great grandchildren, Frank, Jaydin, Lewis, Avery and Camryn. Frank is predeceased by his children, Leo V. Depinet, Elizabeth Depinet and Rose Depinet; his parents, Madeline Cook Depinet, and Leo James Depinet. There will be a memorial mass for Frank in Florida at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573 on Monday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.Robert Jefferson Whitmire Robert Jefferson (Whit) Whitmire, 79, Ruskin, died Nov. 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Connie Maxine, and his daughter, Nancy Whitmire Sale (Donall), two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Marie and Amy Leigh-Ann Sale, and a son, Jay Whitney Whitmire, all of Lynchburg, VA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 25, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Apollo Beach, FL. Condolences may be offered at www.zipperersfuneralhome. com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care, Inc., a no-kill animal shelter at 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570, www.careshelter.org. Sean ParrotMay 25th, 1972-Aug. 28th 2011 You are dearly missed by all who knew you. Customers and Co-workers alike. Work will never be the same, you were a friend to everyone you met. There will always be a special place in our hearts for you. Til we meet again Sean. We love you, your friends at Publix, Apollo Beach.In Loving MemoryA fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Proverbs 18:2h hSHMA Community SingSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will conduct its monthly Community Sing on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Ruskin United Methodist Church, located at 105 4th Ave NW, Ruskin beginning at 7 p.m. The prelude to the Sing begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (813) 6451241 www.shmasouthshores.org Church to hold ministry fair Prince of Peace Catholic Church is holding their annual Ministry Fair from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 17 in Conesa Center. The theme of this years fair is Get Connected and will showcase the vast treasure of talent that makes Prince of Peace such a vibrant parish. There will be prize drawings at every ministry booth and food and beverages for purchase from the Knights of Columbus. The public is invited for fellowship, food and prizes. Prince of Peace is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information call the parish office at (813) 6342328.Presbyterians celebrate St. Andrews Day Saint Andrew was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter. The name Andrew, like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews from the 3rd or 2nd century BC. No Hebrew or Aramaic name is recorded for him. He is considered the founder and first bishop of the Church of Byzantium and is consequently the patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Andrew is said to have been martyred by crucifixion. Early texts describe Andrew as bound, not nailed, to a Latin cross of the kind on which Jesus is said to have been crucified; yet a tradition developed that Andrew had been crucified on an X-shaped now commonly known as a Saint Andrews Cross supposedly at his own request, as he deemed himself unworthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus. About the middle of the 10th century, Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland. Several legends state that the relics of Andrew were brought under supernatural guidance from Constantinople to the place where the modern town of St Andrews stands today. The flag of Scotland which consists of a St. Andrew cross on a blue background flies just below the American flag in front of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd in Sun City Center. To help with this celebration on Nov. 20 Charles Murray will be playing the pipes from 9 until 9:30 a.m. and again from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Services start at 9:30 and 11 a.m. For more information call 6341252. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 44,000 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.netCharles murray playing the pipes

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Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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! an hour later a woman came to his door and asked if he was Safari Pete. He said he was and she said she was there to thank him for showing her boys his animals. They talked awhile, and he took her to dinner. When I asked her what she wanted out of life, she said she just wanted to find a good man and be a housewife, he said. He never forgot her. After his current contract was over, he went back to Nebraska and knocked on her door. You still want to be a housewife for a good man? he asked. So Nina and her two boys left with him and moved to Florida. That was 22 years ago, he said. Now that he had a family, he said he didnt want to travel on the road so he went back to something else he had learned from his family in England: raising fruits and vegetables. He had been to school for fixing gas appliances and was also a good woodworker, but he said he remembered liking farming better. So Safari Pete became Farmer Pete. In England my grandfather had three acres and we grew all kinds of things and sold them at a roadside stand, he said. Pete had even worked in retail awhile, at Woolworths, and at 19 had managed a deli.Farmer Pete%  Pete worked a circus act with big cats for nine years after buying them from a friend while they were partying together. He says he didnt remember anything about it in the morning but he learned real fast it was true! He didnt like working indoors though so he bought a Willis Jeep and sold his familys vegetables door to door instead. Thats how he got the idea for Farmer Petes Produce he operates today, using both a truck and a small pull-along trailer. Now he sells door-to-door in neighborhoods where people cant get out often, and also at farmers markets. Mike Langjahr and Paula Lickfeldt present a check to Pastor William Cruz, his wife Dora and his daughter, Laura Cruz. Party for a purposeParty organizers Paula and David Lickfeldt of the United Community Church and Mike and Yvonne Langjahr of Sun City Center Funeral Home held their annual Halloween party October 28, where they collected over 1,000 pounds of food and $ 2,000. The food collected was divided between Our Lady of Gaudalupe Food Pantry and The Lords Lighthouse Ministry with each of them receiving over 500 pounds of food. The cash proceeds went to The Lords Lighthouse Ministry. Mike and Paula presented a check to Pastor William Cruz of the Lords Lighthouse Ministry in Ruskin.Business women to meetThe night begins for the American Business Womans Association with networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 at Apollo Beach Tennis & Raquet Club. Tickets are $16 per person and include dinner, dessert, tea and coffee. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. RSVP early so the restaurant can prepare accordingly;cash or check only. For more information, call 649-0400 or 716-3912.He sells in Ybor Citys Centennial Park every weekend and will be a regular at the South Shore Market in Ruskin as well. Pete grows his produce on his farm at 10305 Tucker Jones Road (between Symmes and Rhodine) in Riverview and can be reached by telephone at 813-671-0207. The only animals he and his wife Nina now keep on their land are their 20 beautiful peacocks but he says hes happy just the way things are. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netCortez Festival this weekendOn Saturday, Nov. 19 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. have a fun-filled family day of entertainment in the historic fishing village of Cortez. In addition to great music, food and crafts, there are a number of really outstanding special events. Treat yourself to guided tours of the Fish Preserve and the Florida Maritime Museum. Tylers Ice Cream of Cortez will again be holding their wildly popular ice cream eating contest for children and adults. Over twenty arts and craft vendors will be on hand to sell their wares and showcase their talents. This is a great opportunity to pick up some holiday gifts. Local photographer Richard Estabrook will be on hand to take family and group photographs in the Museums Secret Garden. The photos are free. The great line-up of entertainment on stage this year includes the Myakka Blue Grass Band, Brain Smalley, Burke Brothers, Soupy Davis and Friends, and Main Hatch Motley Crew. Admission is free. Parking is available in Cortez village and just east of the Village off of Cortez Road. Manatee County commercial fishermen annually harvest over 3 million pounds of fish valued at over $5 million, and Cortez maintains its long-supported heritage as a working waterfront. The Cortez Folk Arts and Music Festival falls on the final day of Manatee Countys annual Farm City Week celebration of agriculture. The Festival Address is 4415 119th St. W., Bradenton, Fl 34215

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 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 17, 2011 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 115 LostLOST & FoundOUNDLLost i phone in vicinity of R Ruskin Home D Depot. Phone is disabled. R Reward, no questions asked. 813-634-1163 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 260 FruitsRUITS/VeVEG.AArtesian FFarms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College AAve., W. RRuskin. 8am5pm. 7 days a week. 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 donate Carol & DDeb Crolls Incredible Eggs Holiday sale. DDecorative durable eggshell ornaments for Christmas, Mothers DDay, Birthdays, etc. GGift boxed. NNov. 18, 19, 8am-3pm. 1605 F Flamingo LLane., SSCC. 813-938-5461 G Garage sale. S SCC. 810 E El R Rancho D Dr. S S ome antiques, collectibles, fishing, L Louis L Lamour westerns. 8am-? T Thursday, 11/17, F F riday 11/18, S S aturday 11/19. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon KIDS CLOTHING SALEBOGO on all kids clothing and jacketsPLUS, the Secret Sale FF riday & S S aturday, 11/18 & 11/19, 8am-? Clothes, toys, Christmas, D D epends, etc. 1501 NNorth LLake DDr., SSCC. 3 family garage sale. S SCC,1509 Weatherford D Dr. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. D Dept 56 houses, bike, sewing machine, patterns, rowing machine, desk chair. T Too much to list. S Something for everyone. Multi family yard/ carport sales. N N ov. 17 & 18, 8am-? 2601 11th A Ave., SE SE, R R uskin. N N ov 18, 19, 20, 8am-? 2409 11th A A ve., SE SE R R uskin. Christmas decor, Owl collection, G G aither V V CR R tapes & cassettes, misc. items, books, clothes, furniture, TVTV, tools, Building materials.G Garage sale. F Friday N Nov. 18, 8am-3pm. 2321 L L yndhurst D D r., S S CC. (off D D el Webb West). Computer cabinet, silk plants & more 344 N Northway D Dr., (corner of N Northway & D Del Webb E East) S Sofa, matching loveseat, coffee table, dining table, cedar chest, etc. 8:30am-3pm. F F riday, N N ov. 18 only. Multi family yard sale. S S aturday, N N ov. 19, 8am-2pm. L L ots of clothes, household items. 1110 US S 41. Casa D D on Juan R Restaurant. Moving sale. S S mall refrigerator, end tables, lamps, bedding, rugs, glassware, clothes, linens, pictures. S S aturday 11/19, 8am-1pm. 1215 Bluewater DDr., SSCC. Christmas Craft ShowMonday, Dec. 5 9 to NoonHawaiian Isles R.V. Park4120 Cockroach Bay Rd. Ruskin Breakfast and Lunch Available Main Hall Woodland Estates Park (off Hwy. 41 S., between 4th and 10th St. SW)Mobile Home Park Rec HallSATURDAY, NOV. 19 NO EARLY BIRDS!!Many items. Lots of Christmas and Gi items. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 133 & 138 19th S St., N NW, R Ruskin. R Riverhaven MH Park. N Nov. 18 & 19, 8am-? Household & misc. items.E Estate/ moving sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 11/18 & 11/19, 8am-4pm. 2508 Mc A Arthur R Rd., Wimauma. L Lots of furniture, dishes, appliances, books, clothing, miscBBig YYearly Fall Sale In Sundance AAll name brand clothes, kids, womens, mens all sizes TTommy, LLevi, Hollister, AAeropostale, SSalt LLife, GGuy Harvey, DDickies, LLevis, NNike & many more brands. GGreat kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. VVHSS DDisney movies. NNew CDDs, DVDDVDs & Blue RRays. L Linens, lots of household misc., furniture, Yankee Candles, Paula DDeen kitchen items. LLots of new Christmas gift items. LLarge car trailers full of guy stuff. SSomething for everyone, dont miss this one. FFriday, SSaturday & SSunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow RRd (4.5 miles south of SRSR 674 on USS 301 to LLightfoot RRd). FFollow signs & balloons. SSee you there. 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! GG arage sale. S S aturday 11/19 8am-2pm. L Lots of kitchen & household items. A All new, fryers, steamers, lots of dishes, quilts, etc. 13235 Prestwick D Dr., S Sum803 10th S St., S SW, R Ruskin (off College A A ve). 2 family sale. S S aturday 11/19, 8am-1pm. F Furniture, knickknacks, jewelry. TToo much to mention. House full of treasurers, books, DVD DVDs, small appliances. 11/18 & 11/19, 8amnoon. S St A Andrews E Estates. 424 S SmithG Garage sale. Christmas items, collectdishes. N Nov. 19, 8am-2pm. 1002 V Ventana DDr., (Cypress Creek VVillage Blvd). G G olf clubs, tools, pictures, Christmas decorations & misc. 216 S Stoneham D Dr, S St. A Andrews, S SCC. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. Moving sale. S S aturday, N N ov. 19. One 8am-? LLots of nice stuff.A A pollo Beach Caribbean I I sles Park wide carport sale. S S aturday, 11/19, 9am-1pm. Big Bend R Rd & USS 41. T Take 1st right. E Elsberry R Rd. F Follow signs. N North on USS 41 from R R uskin pass A A pollo Beach Blvd., to 1st left EElsberry RRd. & follow signs.N N eighborhood garage sale. S S aturday, 11/19, 8am-2pm. S S ago Palm Way, (west side), A Apollo Beach. S Scrap booking materials plus something for everyone. Hoarders garage sale. Many new QVVC items, jewelry, comforters, new gadgets, housecoats & slippers. F F riday 11/18, S Saturday 11/19, 8am-2pm. 652 F Ft DDuquesna DDr., SSCC 1935 & 1937 E E ast V V iew D D r., S S CC. Clothing, jewelry, V Vera Bradley purses, linens, bed frames & much more. F F riday, N N ov. 18, 7am-3pm. S S aturday, 7am-noonS SCC 1001 E El R Rancho. N Nov. 19, 8am2pm. Christmas, womens plus, mini refrigerator, small microwave, storage bins & misc. Yard sale, throughout Hideaway RV RV R Resort park & in rec hall. R Ruskin. N Nov. 19, 8am-1pm. LLunch available in rec. hall.S SCC 1601 Bentwood D Dr. Big sale. T Too much to mention. F Friday, 11/18 & S Saturday, 11/19. 8am-2pm.312 estateESTATE saSALesES BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER White Flower Print Rattan Couch & Love Seat, 2 Dark Blue Dual Recliner Couches & Matching Recliner Chair, Queen White Wicker Bedroom Suite, Marble Top Table, 4 Chairs w/Casters, Glass Top Rattan Dining Table, 4 Chairs, White Couch, Brown Leather La-Z-Boy Recliner, Oriental Brown Coffee Table, Computer Desk, Sofa Table, Bookcase, Desk, Brass Etagere, White Wicker 3-Panel Screen, Linens, Kitchen, Lamps, Pictures, Pipe Furniture, Luggage, Decorating Decor, and Clothes, Women (M), Men (L).633-1173 or 508-03071214 Lakehouse Ct.(off Club Manor -Pebble Beach S. to 2nd Club Manor)November 18 & 197:30am-1pm 2106 Platinum Dr., SCC(take Pebble Beach south to 4-way stop, and turn right)ARKONIDEOFALENLY Mercury 2.2 Boat Motor, Sofas, Wingback Chair, China Hutch, King Bedroom Suite, Secretary, Recliners, Patio Furniture, Sofa Sleeper, Desk w/Chair, Bookcase, Full Bed, Platform Rocker, Artificial Plants, File Cabinets, TVs, Viking Sewing Machine w/Cabinet, Trailer Hitch, Artworks, Collectables: Coalport, Fenton Gone With The Wind Lamp, Murano Glass; Jewelry, Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Your best A Advertising Buy!T The Observer NNews

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 THEE SHOOPPERER REREAL EESTATEE500 MMARRINEE400 TRRANSPORORTATIOON450 RERENTALS600 330 FURnitNITUREBedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $625. 813-494-5354 335 MMUsiSICBaldwin electric organ $50 obo. Call 813-641-1439 Pianos used from $300. Piano, vocal, instrumental lessons. Instruments/ accessories, print music. Pianorama, 109 7th Ave., NE, Ruskin. 813-645-1774 360 GOlfLF CaCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Club Car golf cart Hi performance motor & batteries. Batteries less than 2yrs old. Headlights & turn signals. $2,000 obo. Call 813-892-4422 BBogey 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. 813-649-8099390 MisMISC. FOR SalALECemetery lot for sale. Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Section 15. Cost $3,000. Will discount $1,000 813-9907447 or leave message. Sears electric typewriter with table, push lawn mower, Dale Earnhart Sr. autograph picture. 813-634-3424 Bernina Virtuosa 155 sewing machine, like new $900. Many attachments, still in original boxes. Call 813-633-7986 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 CAN YOU DIG IT?? Great pieces of dirt in various sizes to meet variety of needs. Build very affordable house in Apollo Beach in well established neighborhood with no impact fees. $18,500. Waterfront lot in Ruskin is oversized and has very nice view and close distance to bay and river. $99,900. 14 acres in convenient location suitable for home, farming, development? Bank wants it sold at $155,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DONT BE AFRAID to make an offer at this opportune time on this outstanding commercial opportunity. Building on well traveled Shell Point Rd. Once used for plumbing business, just waiting for new venture. Owner will consider financing, too, and has reduced price to $99,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 UNHEARD OF PRICE!! This is one of the lowest priced properties in Sun City Center for a home of similar age and size in this and it is not a short sale or foreclosure! This BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. Sun City Center boasts golf, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and activities. A golf cart friendly community to local shopping and activities and it is conveniently located to airports, beaches, Tampa, Sarasota & St. Petersburg. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SPECIAL. 1BR/1BA condo in lovely Kings Point community of Sun City Center. Corner unit with covered parking. Needs TLC but so much potential. Asking $16,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NICE FENCED 2BR/1BA HOME ON BUSY SHELL POINT ROAD. Newly updated kitchen, with wood cabinets, ceramic tile, large family room, and plenty of space for kids to run and play. Just $79,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage, Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income, $198,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 Acre with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION!! HISTORIC RUSKIN HOME BUILT IN 1910. A must see to appreciate the uniqueness of this home. Lots of room for kids and toys storage galore, mobile home hook up, large shade and fruit trees. Beautiful interior that has to be seen to appreciate. $299,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Nicely furnished and perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA mobile home, with air-conditioned addition, used as Den/3rd BR, bright living room, eat-in-space in kitchen, carport, screened porch, large shed, 3-years-new CHA. A must see $53,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE HOUSE IN APOLLO BEACH: 2BR/1BA concrete block house on large fenced lot, with enclosed addition, inside utility-rm, nice laminate floors, remodeled BA. Only $45,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PRICE REDUCTION!! This neat 2BR/2BA funished doublewide has a modern kitchen with cooking island, built-in china cabinet in Din-RM Liv-Rm, walk-in-closets in BR, and enclosed lanai. Utility and storage shed, double roof, carport, nice own lot and riding lawn mower stays! Now $59,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 410 BBOatsATSWanted. 14ft Aluminum V-bottom boat. Starcraft or Orlando Clipper preferred. Call 813-938-1393, before 9pm. 425 SlipsLIPS OR StT ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage RRameys BBusiness Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available.813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469 455 AUtT OMOBilILEsS1993 Chevy Caprice wagon, one owner, all the papers, excellent condition, garage kept, $3,500. SCC 813-634-9426 458 paPARtsTS & stST ORagAGE 465 RVRV LOtT RREntalNTALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 511 hHOUsSEsS fFOR salSALE Beautiful and spacious 2BR/2BA, perfectly maintained, split BR plan, walk-in closet, tiled bath, large kitchen with breakfast nook, enclosed lanai, inside utility, garage. Move-in ready! Offered at $122,500. 2BR/2BA, with L shaped dining/living room, nice enclosed lanai, bright kitchen, inside utility, great attached 12x24 workshop and carport. All property shows great! No HOA, close to golf course, close to town. 7,200 sq. ft. including 1,400 office space, loading dock, roll-up doors, 2 half baths, and lots of covered and open parking space, on this 1.61 acre lot. Convenient location in Ruskin, close to major roads. $1,800/mo. THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? Ill be happy to assist you! 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Handyman welcome. 612 AptsPTS. fFOR RREntNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 CCOnNDOsS fFOR RREntNTKings Point. One bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished nicely, very clean, all amenities. $650 monthly 813-634-1162 621 PlaLACEsS tT O ShaHAREHouse to share, private bath $350 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Male or female. Ruskin. Contact 813-645-8608 Person to share mobile home in Ruskin. $250 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Full use of trailer, fenced yard. 813-310-5027 630 MM.H. RREntalsNTALSRiverview $650 monthly 55+ gated community. 2br/1ba, unfurnished. 813677-4778 2br/1ba trailer. One block from Little Manatee River & boat ramp. Fenced private lot. $600 monthly plus security. No pets. 813-310-1888 or 813-849-1469For RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086Ruskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813677-4796646 Wa AREhHOUsSE SpaPACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 Want ANTED tT O RREntNTSenior couple, no pets, wish to rent, 2011 to March 2012. email clcnkay@ gmail.com or 630-853-4620 PROROF. SERVERVICECES650 651 BBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks Next training class DDecember 3 advisor & POS. 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Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-4773054 www.henryslawnmaintenance. comBBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Terrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 714 TREE RREMOVal ALProfessional Tree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FillILL DiDIRtT/HaAUlingLINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 SERVERVICECES700 www.observernews.net is the BBuyers M Marketplace Cash in your unneeded life insurance policy (813) 735-8781Its your money, spend it your way. Enjoy it now. 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?? AC REPAIR/SALES usinessreDirector PAINTING SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 ainting ashing es David SquireLicense #PA2878 ROOFING WINDOW FILM WINDOW CLEANING Now Booking Fall AppointmentsSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 F R E E E S T I M A T E S FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES F R E E E S T I M A T E S Registered at Kings Point LANDSCAPING STORAGE PLUMBING PRINTING COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 BAIL BONDS ELECTRICIAN 813-645-7000Lic. #EC13002936 Approved by Kings Point Management NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SPAS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST. N.W. R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience HANDYMAN* Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling Fans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. P ositiv e newsf or positive people .THE OBSERVER NEWS210 Woodland Estates Av e. Ruskin, FL. 33570(813) 645-3 111www observernews.net CONTRACTORS BAHIACONSTRUCTION, INC.Home Repairs and Remodeling Commercial Construction & RepairsState Certified General Contractor813-478-3629 anytimeFax: 813-645-1999Lic #CBC1251144Ron Buddowner 1110 1st Street S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net HANDYMAN* 813-642-6182 www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net FLOORING (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!If you arent buying from us, youre paying too much! Credit cards accepted.David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates!Specializing in Hardwood, The Floor Source www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net TREE TRIMMING Tuffstuff Trees813-446-8651 Licensed & Insured www.ObserverNews.net

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16 19 27 Brand New PERFECT PAYMENT Sales Event New 2012 HyundaiSonata Lease For $ 199Come In And Visit The OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON 2503 1st Street | Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-9262 Per Month $ 169 LEASE PER MONTH $ 259 LEASE PER MONTH $ 179 LEASE PER MONTH $ 299 LEASE PER MONTH $ 179 LEASE PER MONTH $ 399 LEASE PER MONTHNew 2012 HyundaiACCENTNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS COUPENew 2012 HyundaiELANTRANew 2012 HyundaiVERACRUZNew 2012 HyundaiVELOSTERNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS Guaranteed Trade-In Value of qualifying vehicle based on independent source. Consumer will get the higher of the Guaranteed Trade-In Value, less mileage charges and damage costs, or market value which will be assessed at time of trade in. Applicable to all new Hyundai vehicles purchased on or after May 1, 2011. Not available on leased vehicles. Valid only during months 24-48 of ownership. Trade-in value dollar amount must be applied toward a new Hyundai vehicle and must be nanced through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF). See hyundaiofbradenton.com or your Hyundai dealer for full details. All offers valid on in stock units only and are in lieu of any other offers. All leases are based on 36 months/12,000 miles per year, with 20 per mile thereafter with $2999 down (Sonata $2599, Accent $1699, Elantra $1999, Veloster $1999, Veracruz $3199, Genesis $3499), dealer fee, and dealer & factory installed options plus destination. Must qualify for Hyundai Loyalty to qualify for pricing. All images may not depict actual model. All offers for a limited term with approved credit. Expires 11/23/11.

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28 NOVEMBER 17, 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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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 17, 2011 Volume 55 Number 43 28 Pages Mark your calendar for the Festival of Trees from 3-8 p.m. on Dec.10 at the SouthShore Regional Library. See their announcement on page 14. Many local churches are offering thanks by serving Thanksgiving dinners. Look for their schedules on pages 20 and 21. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: THE OBSERVER NEWS MEMBER WEST FLORIDA What were once secrets are now stories of achievement, heroismBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe sky was black above Major Bill Campbell. At 80,000 feet above the earth, he entered the stratosphere at Mach 3.2, leaving sound far behind him. Campbell was on a mission, he knew the enemy was coming with the aim to shoot him down. As the pilot of a SR-71 Blackbird jet, Campbell had a variety of defensive strategies the first of which was simply to outrun anything that was fired at him. In the history of the aircraft, no Blackbird was ever lost to enemy fire. It was, and still is, the worlds fastest jet. No one could hit it, and the pilots, the best of the best, were too skilled to allow for even a lucky shot. The Blackbird was developed in secret beginning in the late 1950s. It was the first aircraft in the world to use stealth technology and from the pilots perspective it was a spaceship as much as it was a jet plane. It was not only the worlds fastest jet, but also the highest-flying conventional aircraft. The pilots were required to wear protective pressure suits, the design for which was later used by astronauts on the space shuttle. While armed MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOLt. General William Campbell, a former pilot of the once top-secret SR-71 Blackbird speaks of his experiences in flying the worlds fastest jet during the monthly meeting of the Silver Osprey Squadron in Sun City Center. See ACHIEVEMENT, HEROISM, page 14Problem properties among community improvement concernsBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As residents here look ahead to their communitys second half century and leaders consider a million-dollar improvements program, renewed interest in private home upkeep is surfacing. At the top of the priority list are properties which have become community eyesores; particularly unoccupied homes left to deteriorate, surrounded by tangles of overgrown vegetation hosting colonies of rats, snakes and insects. The SCC Community Association board, at least one candidate in the upcoming directors election and outraged neighbors all have weighed in on the subject, expressing concerns about community appearances, prospective buyers and property values. The best possible long term solutions may rest with Hillsborough Countys Code Enforcement section. Some unkempt properties are foreclosures, abandoned by owners unable to meet mortgage obligations and eventually taken back by lenders hoping to recoup with a reduced price resale or the increasingly-used short sale process. In these cases, the property may become unsightly, but usually on a temporary basis until the lender assumes responsibility for maintenance. Other homes, though, are the legal properties of indifferent absentee owners, uncaring about the effects and ramifications for entire neighborhoods of their intentional neglect, unwilling to rent or sell the houses. Such properties frustrate worried neighbors, plague CA leaders and bedevil code enforcement personnel. A case in point is the dwelling at 1516 Ft. Duquesna Drive in the heart of Sun City Centers north side. Once the home of his late mother, James Richard Koch of Martinsville, N.J., is the current owner of record, according to the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. The decaying dwelling and overgrown lot have been unwelcome neighborhood, community and county problems since 2006 when the first complaints were made, according to code enforcement section records. While Koch, to whom the property passed when his mother died, does not live in or near the home nor does he check on it or maintain it routinely, he apparently does pay both annual property taxes and CA membership dues. County ad valorem taxes of about $1,500 on the non-homesteaded, concrete block dwelling of 1,320 square feet have been paid each year, property appraiser records show. And the two-person CA membership dues totaling a little over $500 each year also are New parks program expanding to two more South County recreation centersBY PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net When school opened Aug. 23 parents of many students who had always used facilities at South County parks for after school care had to make other arrangements. Thats because the parks programs for students were and are still in flux. Some parks no longer have the traditional after school care they have had for the last 25 years, although most still have events like karate and dance that students may attend. But signing children up for activities did not assure their parents they would be safe all afternoon until they got in from work. That is not the same as knowing students leaving school have a place to go until six p.m.See NEW PARK PROGRAMS, page 15 See SCC PROBLEM PROPERTIES, page 17

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Now Open To The Public1st & 3rd Saturdays OnlyTours at 11 a.m. and noon13910 Seminole Trail Wimauma ElmirasWildlife.org 941-776-8975 penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Pete Wood has spent his whole life on the road. Once known as Safari Pete, now hes known as Farmer Pete but hes still taking his show on the road. Born in 1943, Pete grew up in Lancashire, England, where his parents performed circus acts. At 10, he was walking the high wire previous owners showed him the check. Id never worked with big cats, so I hired the Kramers to work them for me, he said. They had been the owners until the deal was made. At that point, Pete also found that the motor in his truck was blown up, and it would cost him $11,000 to replace. I had a date in Fargo, North Dakota. I called up George Cardin (who hed booked with) and told him Id never worked with cats but Id try it anyway. He did, but not before he got his animals out of impound where they had been placed by animal welfare sometime during the period between the party and the incident with his truck. It was a wild time but Pete and the Kramers made it into the ring on time and pulled off the show. In fact, they were so good, he booked all over Mexico and West Virginia with them. I worked with those cats for nine years, Pete said, laughing as he recalled past events. I got a telephone call from Circus of the Stars so I went to Northridge, California and rehearsed for four months for that. David Hasselhoff was supposed to be in the show, but his wife wouldnt let him do it. She said she didnt want him to tear up his pretty face. George Segal ended up doing it instead. We went to Caesars Palace and filmed for Circus of the Stars there. After that Pete traveled some with Roberts Brothers Circus, but was now spending more and more time in Florida. By then he was involved with the International Independent Showmans Association based in Riverview and at one time was its president. After a show one night in Nebraska, two young boys knocked on his door and asked him if he would show them his elephants and tigers. Well, I was tired, but I did. They really seemed to want to see them, Pete said. It was at this point his whole face lit up with a smile. Thats how I met my wife, you know, he explained. And then he told the whole story. The boys went home, and about PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOPete Wood, a circus performer since he was a child, now raises produce and sells it at farmers markets and at his farm in Riverview. He also sells it from a small truck and off a wagon in some neighborhoods where people cant always get to a place that sells fresh fruits and vegetables. Everyone should have access to freshness, Pete said. PETE WOODand training circus ponies for his dads acts. Then, in 1966, he moved to Canada because he had cousins, uncles, aunts and a grandmother there. I got off the boat on a Monday and started work at a furniture store on Wednesday. Then I met a guy who worked with a circus and I was off. Gradually Pete built his own circus. First he purchased a Ferris wheel and some kiddie rides. Then he built a roller coaster and started traveling all of North America; Canada, Mexico and the United States. He added fun houses and a cotton candy trailer and 17 games and traveled North America from top to bottom. One day, he decided to sell out and take a job at Farm Fun Park in Ontario. But soon, he put in his own show againthis time, called Circus Fantasy where he clowned and worked with animals and had a petting zoo. One winter he played in Sarasota and realized how many other show people lived on Floridas Gulf Coast. He loved it immediately but didnt settle here just yet. I had a contract with Boblo Island in Ontario that lasted nine years. He fulfilled it, but spent his winters in Florida. By that time, he had more than 1,000 animals in an act called Old MacDonalds Zoo and it took three semi-trucks to transport them. Moving from place to place wasnt easy, Pete said. Yet he would come to Florida when the northern roads got too cold to travel and work with his animals, costumes and acts. Thats when he began doing shows at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. By then he also had a dog and monkey show and raced roosters and runner ducks. But then there was a party. A biigggg. Party. The morning after that party, he was told he had bought three male lions and five tigers. He didnt remember it, but the Brit makes Florida farming his life See FARMER PETE, page 22

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Over the past week, I have had people complain to me about such things as the weather, their boss, their job, their spouse, how mer chants treated them; and one even complained to me about the lack of intimacy between him and his girlfriend. In all honesty, I have no control over any of these subjects, and no need to know any of the information given me. These people were, in fact, wasting their time telling me their complaints. First rule: When you decide to complain, be sure the person you are complaining to has the ability to act on the problem. When you tell others of the problem, you may get sympathy but little else. Rarely does someone else have the incli nation to fight your battles. Keep in mind the old saying: When you tell others your problem, 80 percent of the people do not care and the other 20 percent are glad they are your problems—not theirs. There may be a few people who care, but they are few and far between. Even if they do care but can do nothing about your problem, you just end up making them miserable as well. Complain to the person who can fix the problem and do it in a ratio nal manner. Rule two: Think before you complain and have your thoughts organized in a rational manner. Anger is one of our worst enemies; it can make us look foolish. For example, when I was at a Sam’s Warehouse Club, I watched a young customer service clerk take a very unwar ranted tongue lashing from a disgruntled patron. This woman kept yelling at the poor girl and said that she, the customer, was a vice president of her company and that the girl had better do what she told her, even though—as the girl explained several times—it was against Sam’s policy. When I offered to mediate, the irate customer told me it was none of my business in no uncertain terms, and in less than genteel language Gfj`k`m\)] TJETBT0.857 TL14 0 0 14 135 964.1838 Tm[(KXcb By William Hodges told me to butt out. At that point, I advised the young woman to call a manger and I would confirm the abusiveness of the customer. With this, the customer bolted out of the store mumbling about how important she was. Keep in mind, if you have to tell people how important you are, you aren’t. Because she got angry, she embar rassed herself and her company. More impor tantly, she did not get her problem solved. I am not even sure she knew what would have made her happy. That brings us to the third rule: Know how you want the problem solved and what will make you happy. I remember seeing a car toon showing a rather irate customer returning a vacuum cleaner to a harried looking customer service representative. The caption read, “All right, then we are agreed. We will take it back, close the store, shut down the factory, and shoot the designers.” Think about what it will take to satisfy your complaints and be reasonable in your request. Try to put yourself in the place of the other person or company. 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You can receive one free report a year from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), so consider staggering your request so you can get one Dear Savvy Senior, What tips and resources can you recommend to help seniors guard against identity theft? My next door neighbor, whos 79, recently had her identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesnt happen to me. Cautious Connie Dear Connie, Identity theft continues to be a big problem in the U.S., affecting around nine million people every year many of whom are seniors. Identity theft occurs when someone gets access to your Social Security number (SSN), bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information and uses it to steal from you. While theres no ironclad protection against ID theft, here are some things you can do to minimize your risks. Guard your SSN: Treat you SSN like your most prized possession. Never carry your Social Security card around in your wallet or purse, dont write your SSN on checks (except those you send to the IRS), and never give your SSN, credit card number, checking or savings account numbers to strangers who call, visit, text, or send e-mail messages to you even if they seem legitimate. And, dont carry around your Medicare card either unless youre going to the doctor. Your Medicare card contains your SSN. By Jim Miller How Seniors Can Guard Against Identity Theft THE SAVVY SENIORfree copy every four months. Set up security freezes: You can help protect yourself by setting up a security freeze on your credit reports at all three credit bureaus Equifax (equifax.com, 800-6851111), Experian (experian.com, 888-397-3742) and TransUnion (transunion.com, 877-322-8228). With a freeze in place, no one, including you, can open new lines of credit in your name. This typically costs $5 to $10 per person per credit bureau each time you freeze or thaw your credit report. Some states offer free freezes for ID-theft victims. Take action: If you ever think your identitys been stolen, immediately contact your creditors and financial institutions to report unauthorized charges or debts, and close any compromised accounts. Then place fraud alerts and security freezes with the three credit reporting agencies, and file a report with your local police and with the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov or 877438-4338. Savvy tips: For more tips on preventing identity theft visit idtheftinfo.org and idtheftcenter.org. You can also hire an identity theft protection service like ProtectMyID, LifeLock or TrustedID to keep tabs on your identity for you. These companies typically charge around $10 to $20 per month, but the services they provide are typically no better than what you can do yourself by following the previously listed tips. 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.Nunsense, the mega-musical opens this FridayThe Pelican Players Community Theatres production of Nunsense, the Mega-Musical will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. This hilarious comedy will be full of singing, dancing and fun as the Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a benefit to raise money to bury four of their sisters currently residing in the freezer. Three junior Olympic gymnasts from the Tampabay Rhythmics troupe will join the Nunsense cast and are certain to amaze, as well as entertain. Mollie Anderson (Odd Couple) will be back as the hilarious Sister Mary Amnesia; Terry Fiset (Odd Couple) is back as the harried and clueless Reverend Mother, and Sun Citys own Rosemary Cash will perform a foot stomping gospel number. Cabaret seating at tables of eight will add to the fun, so bring your friends and the beverage of your choice and join the Little Sisters as they rock the house. Nunsense, the Mega-Musical will run two weekends starting Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., then Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and again on December 2 and 3. Tickets are $15. Reservations at www.pelicanplayers. org or call the Kings Point Box Office. Gymnast Katya Marlowe to join cast of Nunsense.

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Once inside the supermarket, she allegedly was assaulted in the midst of numerous witnesses without any clear motive or known provocation, according to HCSO reports. The alleged attacker, described as a Hispanic male, then fled the store and left the parking area in a personal vehicle, witnesses told sheriffs deputies. Officers soon identified him as Steven Bardales, a Ruskin resident, and learned that he checked himself into a local hospital immediately following the attack, Sgt. Robert LaBarge said this week. HCSO District IV deputies and detectives have been trying to apprehend him ever since. With Bardales not yet in custody as of publishing deadline this week, LaBarge declined to identify the victim. The Kings Point retiree apparent ly was accosted by Bardales without warning, punched in the face and knocked to the floor, LaBarge said. Her jaw was fractured in the attack and subsequent medical treatment required wiring the jaw closed, rendering her temporarily unable to chew or consume most solid foods, reports indicated. Meanwhile, Bardales, after making use of certain legal protections provided in some medically-relat ed circumstances, was discharged from the hospital and slipped away from detectives. Deputies are continuing to search for him, LaBarge said. Bardales has no criminal history in Hillsborough County, but now is wanted under a warrant charging him with felony battery. The warrant is effective anywhere in the United States and would authorize his arrest if he were to be stopped by law enforcement officers in another jurisdiction. Upon conviction of the third degree felony, he could serve up to five years in prison. HCSO District IV officers also are maintaining routine contact with the victim. On Monday evening this week, Det. Gary Gordon said she is recovering. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information about Bardales habits or location is urged to contact LaBarge at 813247-0418. 2011 Melody Jameson SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYNovember marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Adult program highlights this week include: Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at noon. Smooth Jazz Performance by Sam Allen Enjoy an afternoon of smooth jazz music performed by talented recording artist and saxophonist Sam Allen. Tap, snap and clap your way through this entertaining musical event! Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Introduction and Google Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is avail able one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free special ized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls.

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13 8 Sun City Senior Living offers a carefree senior lifestyle filled with wonderful services and amenities for assisted living and memory care.Our monthly rate includes all this and more: Youre invited to call or visit our community today to see all we have to offer!3855 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33570 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.TORtTIFIRTortifir is a lithe female torty, or tortoiseshell kitten. She is a real beauty and is a playful bundle of kinetic energy who will play at the drop of a cat toy. With her sister she was found as a stray and fostered back to health by C.A.R.E. volunteers. See this little star of stage and screen and make her a part of your forever scene. Tortifir has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as microchipped. DOB: 6/2/2011. MAYMay is a beautiful Lab mix puppy who, along with her litter mates, was being peddled at a bar. A patron took pity on her and brought her to C.A.R.E. May is as sweet as puppies come. She loves her green frog and to play fetch. If you sit on the ground with her she will cuddle up in your lap. As part of her adoption, May will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. Vet references and a fenced-in yard preferred. DOB: Sept 2011. F eline FFolks will conduct low cost spay/neuter clinic Operation Feline Fix (OFF) for free-roaming cats is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at C.A.R.E., 1528 27th St., Ruskin. Charge is $15 per cat or kitten. Kittens must weigh 4 pounds or be 4 months old. No carriers are allowed. All cats must be in a trap. Only one cat per trap. Reservations are required. Call (813) 633-7302. Drop-off time at C.A.R.E. is 7:30 a.m. Pick-up time is 2:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Cancer Center, a member of Florida Cancer Physicians Network, is proud to announce, Ryan J. Burri, MD joined Tampa Bay Cancer Center and their outstanding staff of board-certified radiation oncologists, Jamie Cesaretti, MD, MS, Maureen Holasek, MD, Johnny Kao, MD and Janelle Park, MD. Dr. Ryan Burri joined the practice after having been on the academic faculty in the Radiation Oncology department of Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. While at Columbia Dr. Burri successfully treated all forms of cancer including Head and Neck, Prostate, Breast, Skin, Lung, Bladder, Cervical Cancer and Sarcomas with the most modern radiation treatment techniques. He developed a very skilled approach to using intensity modulated radiation, image guided radiation, brachytherapy and conformal radiation for different cancer sites. He also has worked very closely with many breast surgeons, medical oncologists and urologists in terms of best coordinating patient and family centered cancer care. Dr. Ryan Burri completed medical school training at Michigan State University and his radiation oncology residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. While at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Burri was appointed Chief Resident Dr. Ryan Burrifor the Department of Radiation Oncology. In addition, while at Mount Sinai he published several important studies about curing intermediate and high risk prostate cancer with radiation while working to have the lowest side effect profile possible. While at Columbia University in New York I had many patients from Southern Florida. I am happy to be here now so my patients no longer have to travel so far for their care! I am looking forward to joining this practice; within the field of radiation oncology they are all well known to be great physicians and an outstanding care team! says Dr. Burri. He can be contacted for a referral at the Tampa Bay Cancer Center of Sun City Center at (813) 633-5513. Dr. Burri is located at the Sun City Center office at 720 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center 5 days a week.Dr. Burri joins Tampa Bay Cancer Center Bobs Jewelry RepairWATCH BAERIESInstalled $500+ tax645-0929 US 41Shell Point Road SR 674 / College Ave.To SCC/KP Highest Price Paid For Gold In The AreaBUY & SELL U.S. COINS Welcome Back Snowbirds! Bead Work by Donna

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11 14 15 14 TECH TALKYou, Me, and Business 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 Choice of: Turkey Dinner, Ham Dinner, Fish Dinner (Tilapia) or Pork Dinner Includes salad, dessert, coffee or tea Must call for reservation(813) 634-8888 Ext. 2 The PreserveAT CYPRESS CREEK GOLF CLUB Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, Nov. 24th$21.95 plus tax and gratuity Learn what to do Right Now! When should I take Social Security? When can I retire? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. DONT JOIN THE OSTRICH GENERATIONAmid the choppy markets, too many Soon-to-be Retirees have avoided making key decisions...62% of married couples disagree on when to retire 25% of people now 66 will live to age 90 50% of people age 46 and up havent calculated their savings needsCall us today for your retirement evaluation and let us help you create a retirement plan and get your head out of the sand!!!813-633-7333www.payantfinancial.com*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 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 FISH TALESFish recipes for ThanksgivingHow fortunate we are to be in Florida for Thanksgiving. Our sunsets make me wonder if there could be a prettier one some other place in the world. How fortunate we are to have the best fishing in the world. We have miles of water; we fish in shorts in the winter time. We have many lakes and rivers within a short distance of our homes. We live in natures showplace. Lets be thankful! Why not try fish for your Thanksgiving dinner? If you have a turkey, you could add fish to your fruit salad. 1 cup boiled fish (flounder, or sheepshead) flaked 2 cups sliced oranges l avocado, chopped fine Lettuce with fruit dressing or mayonnaise. Now that seatrout are being caught, larger than usual size, try cooking them in the microwave. I have a recipe that was given to me by the sheriffs department. Sheriffs Trout Recipe Filet the trout Apply a light coating of mayonnaise on each side Sprinkle both sides with Italian bread crumbs Cover with micro-cell-wrap and cook three minutes on high until flaky. Take micro wrap off and cook until brown. Black tip shark are roaming around our water ways and are good to eat. A group of fishermen took off from our dock and came back with one. I cooked it in an electric deep fryer. Juanita Sehorne gave me the recipe of how to cook and batter our shark steaks. 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 cup ice water 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 tsp. salad oil tsp. sugar tsp. salt Soak shark in milk before batter ing. Let soak for 20 minutes, then batter and deep fry until brown. Serve your shark with cheese grits and this recipe came from Liz Brown of Plant City. l cup grits 4 cups boiling water; cook over slow heat until thickens. Add l cup sharp grated cheddar cheese, stick of margine, or butter and stir until the butter and cheese melt. Serve with your fish. The upper waters of both the Little Manatee and the Alafia have plenty of largemouth bass. Freshwater catfish with hush puppies would make a dinner for anyone to be thankful for. If you catch a bass that would be wonderful too as they are great fried, served with lots of Ruskin veggies. If you dont fish, buy a can of tuna fish and make tuna spaghetti or make crab cakes. For your tuna spaghetti add red and green peppers to your regular recipe.By Jonie Maschek Crab cakes: 1 pounds crab meat (you can buy the flaked in cans). The best is in the freezer dept. at the super market and it costs about five to six dollars. Small saltines crushed, use at least a cup, depends on size bottle of crab. l egg, well beaten Juice of one lemon to one cup of mayonnaise Dash of tabasco sauce. Mix soft dough; shape into cakes Fry in butter about 5 minutes on each side until brown. Serve. Sheepshead are plentiful with larger than usual catches being made in the cooler weather. This is a lean white meat fish and great for any dinner table. Flounder is a popular catch on outgoing and ingoing tides as they surface from the bottom for food. This is a lean white meat fish great for any Thanksgiving dinner table. Kingfish are on the run. I hope you catch one for your Thanksgiving dinner. Cobia are still roaming our waters and are a fish that will give you a workout before letting you put him in your boat. Permit are around old discarded boats and broken piers, a good tablefare. One of lifes blessings is to have a successful, safe, fishing trip. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Fish Tales. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?As the pages of the calendar flip and we move closer to the holiday season, pet owners should be aware of common but hidden dangers to their pets as we transform our homes for the celebrations to come. The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy for our families, but in preparing for the season, many pet owners run the risk of exposing their pets to household dangers that could present potential life-threat ening hazards to their pets, said veterinarian Lori Pasternak, of Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care (www.helping handsvetva.com). These latent hazards could derail a familys holiday season if their pets become ill as a result of these hidden perils. Pasternaks list of prospective risks include: Decorations While holiday decorations can make a home feel more festive, they can be tantalizing traps for pets. Pet owners should keep decorations and ornaments higher up on trees so they are not consumed by pets. If a pet decides the colorful garland or tree trim might make a tasty snack, they can and will get stuck in your pet intestines, necessitat ing immediate surgical removal. Moreover, exposed cords from electric lights can cause electrocution or oral burns if chewed. Gift Wrap When its time to pull all the gifts out of hiding to be wrapped, take care that your pet isnt in the room as you spread out all the wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. If a cat should starting gnawing on the ribbon, it will literally stitch the cats intestines together as it is being passed through the gut. Surgery is one holiday gift you dont want to give your family pet. Holiday Feast While turkey and ham make up the majority of traditional holiday meals, turkey and ham bones can become lodged in the intestines if swallowed in large pieces. Be careful that your guests dont give in to the holiday spirit too much and choose this time to offer table scraps to your pets. Your pet could become seriously ill or even choke to death. Flowers The poinsettias many choose to use as holiday centerpieces are also toxic to most household pets if they are chewed and swallowed in large enough quantities. The level of toxicity is completely propor tionate to the size and weight of your pet, but instead of doing the math on that equation, its better to choose other types of floral arrangements that dont endanger your pets. The holidays should be a time for fun, not an unscheduled trip to the animal hospital, Pasternak added. If something does happen, dont hesitate to take your pet to the nearest animal hospital, and know that if you come to ours, we work with our pet owners on affordable payment structures in emergency cases. But wed rather not see you this season. The best holiday gift you could give your pet is a hazard-free household so they can enjoy the warmth and joy of your celebrations safely and soundly.

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X 10 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY November marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Kids program highlights this week include:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Motion Commotion Baby Time Baby Time Teen Advisory Board Toddler Time Toddler Time Story Time Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time *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.Dredging begins Gator Dredgings Ellicott 300 Swinging Dragon Dredge. Enter the Kids Wildlife Habitat Contest James M. Kahl Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-off

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 11 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 www.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 Say Hello to Something New and Exciting!Shellac, Gelish, Bio-Gel* Angel Nails by Elena813-295-1936813-634-7022 Shellac or Gelish$28If youre still using acrylic and hard gel, maybe you should use newer and more healthy products. Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more The air is crisp and the breezes are gentle September doesnt last at all. Once October gets here, its all about Halloween. Get the costumes back into the trunk, and it SHOULD be all about Thanksgiving. You know, one holiday at a time? But Ive noticed more and more the Christmas decorations in the store the same time as the Sponge Bob Square Pants costumes! Halloween hasnt even happened yet and there are fake trees in the gardening section and commercials on TV offer ing gift ideas for that perfect someone. Its difficult to think about turkey and mashed potatoes when theyre already playing Jingle Bells in the department stores. Lest I sound like a total Bah Humbug, please let it be known Christmas is my favorite time of TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessThe second half of the year goes by so much faster than the first half. We go from breathing water and dodging thunderstorms in the humid, sultry summer to the craziness that is the Holiday Season in what seems like just a couple of weeks! Where did the Fall go? We get a couple of cool days which energize us into breaking out our sweaters and long pants, only to go back to t-shirts and shorts when it inches back into the 80s. Whats really frustrating is when its 65 degrees in the morning and 82 in the afternoon, and were changing clothes three times a day. The heat is on at night and the air conditioning is on during the day. Whats truly heaven is the perfect Chamber of Commerce weather day when we open up all the windows and sit out on the lanai. By Dana Dittmar Sunday, Nov. 20 5120 US Hwy. 41 N. Noon 6 p.m. In support of the RUSKIN DRIVE-INhelp save a business that has been part of the community for years Outdoor event with bands featured: Bert-N-Sassy, Suncoast Band, Top Shelf Blues Band, Brother-to-Brother, and Bump in the Road Band. Food from Smokey Bones, The Boulevard, and San Vitos. Bring your own lawn chairs.Free admission but Donations are highly encouraged At the annual convention of the Florida State Poets Association, John Foster of Sun City Center took first place in a statewide contest for a poem on the subject of relaxation, the theme of the conference. The poet also earned an Honorable Mention on the national level for a free verse poem about bullfighting. Foster is known in the area for his poetry readings and workshops. He has published three collections of poems: Discovery! Release When the taut and teeming coil of day has eased its fevered self into the quiet cool of twilights pastel pool, then I may be at last released, unwound, unbound unspiraled into sleep. A Wordcrafters Journey by Outskirts Press, Chuckles Verses to a-Muse and Where Theres A Quill by XLibris. Autographed copies are available at lojofoster@ verizon.net. The poets winning poem (below) is a nonet, a 9-line verse in which the first line contains 9 syllables, the second line 8 syllables, the third line 7 syllables, continuing likewise to the final line which has just one syllable. Local poet recognizedyear, and opening the boxes of decorations we have collected over the years is a standard event for the weekend after Thanksgiving. But heres the key word: AFTER. I feel sorry for Thanksgiving because it seems to be rushed through in the race to get to the Christmas finish line. Your dining room table would look luscious decorated with leaves of burnt orange, yellow and scarlet. Save the fake snow and reindeer for Decembers festivities. Smell the pumpkin and apple pies? Theyre perfect for falls holiday! Theres plenty of time later for sugar cookies, chocolate mousse and sugar plums. Yes, I know it will probably still be in the 80s next week when we carve the spiral ham and put the fried onions on the green bean casserole. So dont even THINK about wearing your Kiss me under the mistletoe sweater quite yet. Most importantly, love each other, laugh long and loud, and remember your Attitude of Gratitude. Thats what the holiday is all about. Be safe, and we can start decorating the tree NEXT weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Studio 702 S. Albany Street The Friends of Tampa host Made by Hand art show. Made by Hand is produced by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and features one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by students and instructors in the Citys art programs. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, painting, and glass. In addition to vendors, there will be art demonstrations and make-n-take art projects for kids of all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc. a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the programs and activities of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department through fund raising opportunities. For more information on the Made by Hand Art Show & Sale or classes offered at the Hyde Park Art Studio call (813) 259-1687City Art program offers interactive art saleHoliday Gifts featured at Club RenaissanceClublink is proud to present their first Club Renaissance Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 3, in their spa lobby located at 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. They will have many vendors displaying a wide variety of merchandise plus hot apple cider, sweet treats and great raffle prizes. Stop by, get into the holiday spirit and purchase a unique gift at the bazaar for someone on your Christmas list. A few vendor spots are still available so call 813-633-1933 for more information.

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12 NOVEMBER 17, 2011 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? 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 Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. 813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) A guy who has been my friend near forever recently said to me, The only problem with living in the past is that everything else changes. Indeed. I have a lot to live for in the past. Sometimes it seems for the future, not so much. A year ago this week, I had just launched my sailboat from a boatyard in Cambridge, Maryland, in order to sail it home. At the time, I had no idea of what lay ahead: the days of bonechilling cold, ice and even snow. There were so many days on that trip when I was tempted just to give up to tie off the boat and take a quick flight home. A few days ago, a reminder popped up on my wifes phone. I had asked her to put it there a year ago. The reminder said, Arent you glad the boat is in Florida now? On beautiful fall days like today, Im not so sure I am glad. The sail down last winter was nightmarish in certain respects, but I never lost appreciation for how fortunate I was to be able to do it. While it was occasionally over the top, the sense of adventure was never lost. Standing here today, I wish I was back there again. I wish I was standing on the cusp of another adventure. When I was in my teens, I had two priorities in my life: playing rock music and meeting cute girls (I had boundless optimism that one would lead to another). Somehow, college managed to be squeezed in, but even that became an adventure. I went to school in Colorado, was able to keep Wednesdays clear of classes, and thus had the occasional quiet day on the slopes or a hike through the woods in A life in the pastAs I approached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge the future was wide open. On that day, I had no idea where I was going or where I would end up. It wasnt a good feeling then but now it seems like an adventure.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net the mountains. Wednesday were always great days it seemed no one was ever out there. After that, I spent a few years trying to convince myself that I could become a dedicated corporate executive. That worked somewhat until I read a book about someone sailing around the world. After trying, and failing, to tie my neckties using a bowline (a great sailors knot) instead of the more traditional double Windsor knot, I knew the corporate route was a lost cause. Im more than halfway up the ladder of life and, from an actuary standpoint, there is more stuff to look down at than up towards. Living in the past is so very tempting because it seems to provide all of the perks of great memories without the pain and effort it took to make them. I can feel what it was like when Michelle and I were at anchor off Normans Cay in the Bahamas. I can remember rowing the dinghy around the crashed DC-3 drugrunner aircraft in the lagoon. No doubt, there was a good bit of terror and some bloodshed in reaching that place that is today a tranquil memory, but the bad stuff is all forgotten now. Time has sanded down the rough edges leaving a warm embrace that reaches through the years to my currentday soul. I want to be there. I want to celebrate New Years Eve on Staniel Cay. I want to be in Georgetown in the Exuma Islands watching the world go by from the cockpit of my boat. Hell, Id take being back in Georgetown, South Carolina, as I was a year ago after spending a chilly day sailing down a desolate and far-too-shallow canal through a marsh. I want. I want. I want. Last year, all I wanted was to get my sailboat home, but having done that, now I want to be back out there again. I am one sorry piece of work. I get everything I want and Im never happy with it. I always want more. My friend is exactly right. The problem with living in the past is that everything else changes. Everything keeps moving forward, leaving the past a shadow, not an existence. I can see it in my minds eye, but it isnt really there anymore. The only thing that is real is what is in front of me and if Im looking down, reality and the moment that is right now are lost forever. I see the challenges that so many people live with and overcome, and my troubles pale in comparison. I should be planning a party every single day to celebrate my insanely good fortune. Yet I want. I want an adventure. I want to make some new memories. Helen Keller, author, traveler, lecturer, and the first blind and deaf person to earn Bachelor of Arts degree said, Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. The problem, of course, is reconciling the need for adventure with the reality of everyday life. There are bills to pay and commitments to keep. Author Edward Abbey once said, Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now. A decade or so later he added what I believe to be a companion quote: Freedom begins between the ears. One of the benefits of looking down the ladder of my life is that I can see that adventure in and of itself really isnt worth all that much. To get there, I worked towards the goal, I planned and I dreamed. The true adventure was in the journey to reach it the moment of the adventure is merely a memory. I need an adventure but, more importantly, I need to plan for one and then work towards it. Despite that my knees and elbows hurt a little and that Im fairly certain arthritis is creeping into my guitarplaying fingers, Im not dead yet. I can look up the ladder of my life and imagine what will fill that still boundless space. And then, I can work towards making it happen, living in the moment and using the past for inspiration and guidance. Abbey was right Utopia is here, Nirvana is now. Heaven is home. And the freedom to see all of that begins between my ears. I dont yet know how or what, but I know it starts with a dream that will involve a lot of hard work: Im going on an adventure.

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X SCC OBSERVER DATE, 2009 23 14 I F Y O U A R E C O NC E R NE D A B OUT A SK I N GR O W T H W E W O UL D BE H A P P Y T O E V A L U A T E I T F O R Y O U C A L L T O D A Y F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R S C R E E N I N G !N O W A C C EPT I N G A V M E D I N S U R A N C E Ho w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi cha e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .T h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t es4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 S u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal )8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 S I G N U P F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R SCR EEN I N GBR I N G T H I S C O U P ON I N T O R E CEIVE A F R E E G I F T Festival of Trees Ruskin Elementary PTA/SouthShore Regional Friends of the Library presentTrees on display Nov. 30 Dec. 10Join us forFOOD Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Assorted Pastries, Kona Ice Hawaiian IcesENTERTAINMENT Tampa Bay Martial Arts, Progress Village H.S. Quartet, Mullins Trio, Carol SingingSILENT AUCTION for Christmas trees. Final bids by 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 RAFFLES Baskets and jewelryChildren must be accompanied by an adultProceeds from this event will help pay for Ruskin Elementary student eld trips and Friends of the Library programs with missiles (that could barely fly faster than the Blackbird itself), its primary armament was high-resolution cameras. The Blackbird was Americas eyes in the sky. Although the world has known about the Blackbird for decades, it has only been recently that the men who flew the ships have been allowed to talk about them. On November 4, at the invitation of the Silver Osprey Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation in Sun City Center, Campbell told his story. Campbell was a U.S. Air Force officer who later retired as a Lt. General. In 1963, he graduated from the USAF Experimental Test Pilot School. A year later, he was chosen by the CIA to pilot a secret new aircraft. In 1966, he finally flew a version of that aircraft for the first time, racking up 768 hours in secret, there was little under standing by those in Congress who controlled the purse strings and it was thought that surveillance satellites could do the Blackbirds job better and in a more cost-effective manner. Satellites, however, could not be positioned to look at a specific place and in a specific time. Shortly after it was first retired in the early 1970s, the aircraft was reinstated, still limited to the 32 craft that were originally built. The aircraft technically remained on active duty until 1998 when it was permanently retired. The two remaining airworthy Blackbirds were given to NASA, the rest were donated to museums. Publicly, at least, no aircraft exists today that can match its speed and altitude. On a single day in 1976, on one aircrafts final flight, several speed records were set that remain in place today. You could see things like the Mississippi River and the Rockies, you could sense a little bit of movement, but there wasnt the sense of speed, of moving at Mach 3.2, Campbell said of flying the Blackbird so high and so fast. Campbell is in an extremely exclusive club of people who have flown so high and so fast. No pilots today are able to match what he achieved 40 years ago at the controls of an SR-71 Blackbird. He said it was a wonderful program to be associated with, now one for the history books. Per haps most ironically all of it was achieved decades ago, before the emergence of our high technology society. As Lt. General Campbell pointed out, the Blackbird was the last Air Force aircraft designed using a slide rule. For information about the Sun City Centers Silver Osprey Squadron, contact information for Commander Bo Heininger (USNRet) is available from the Association of Naval Aviation at www. anahq.org or from squadron public information officer Lt. Barry Dwyer (USN-Ret) at barry.dyer13@ gmail.com or by calling 813-5085671.Achievement, HeroismContinued from page 1 of flying before his last flight in 1971. The aircraft was so secret that in order to transport it from the manufacturing plant in southern California to the Area 51 test site in Nevada, it was boxed up in large pieces and moved on multiple semi trucks. Only two years passed from the time the Air Force awarded the contract to Lockheed to the first test flight. Just over three years later in 1965, after hitting a speed of Mach 3.29 and an altitude of 90,000 feet in testing, it was declared combat ready. Such numbers are easy enough to throw around in todays era of computer-simulated reality, but there was nothing simple about creating a machine that could fly so fast, and so high, and then bring the pilot safely home. The resistance cause by such a high speed created unimaginable tempera tures, with the surface of the air craft potentially ranging from 400 to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The pilots windows could reach 650 degrees in temperature. With the heat, the entire aircraft would change, literally growing three to four inches in length and one to two inches in width. All of that meant a great deal to the pilots as the same forces would apply to them, should ejecting be necessary at that altitude. At those tem peratures without a protective suit, their blood would boil. At Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center, it was a full house for the monthly Silver Osprey Squadron meeting. While it is typically the place for naval aviators, Lt. General Campbell bridged the divide with the Air Force. Members of both branches of the service attended, along with many others interested in the rare opportunity to hear from a man who has flown higher and faster than almost anyone, in an aircraft that was once a top secret. The Blackbird was unique in that it actually became more fuel-efficient as its speed increased. Unlike anything else Ive ever flown, the maximum fuel efficiency was at maximum speed, Campbell said. Think about that, think about taking a boat out wide open. But this aircraft flew best at Mach 3.2. But fuel was always a concern. The 60,000-pound aircraft carried 80,000 pounds of fuel and a considerable quantity of that was consumed just reaching the normal altitude. At Mach 3.2, the heat was so intense that little additional fuel could be added without the risk of melting components in the engine. The fuel used was unique to the Blackbird no other aircraft use it. With only space above him and sound behind him, Campbell spoke of what it was like in the cockpit. I thought the airplane was very easy to fly, he said. It was very stable even at 90,000 feet. It is very quiet up there, it could be hard to stay awake, he said to laughter. The only other things up there were other Blackbirds. The sky was black and I could see stars above me. Of the 32 Blackbirds built, 12 of them were lost in accidents, one of which resulted in the loss of a test pilots life. In the other accidents, the pilots safely ejected. Through the course of the program, the aircraft flew more than 17,000 sorties, amassing 11,675 hours at Mach 3 or above. In 1968, primarily due to contractual obligations, then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered the highly specialized tools used to build the aircraft destroyed, thus eliminating not only any possibility of a successor, but also limiting the availability of parts for the still-flying aircraft. Because the aircraft was developed Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 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 November 19 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details November 20 Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner November 26 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details December 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby December 17 Fire & Sheriff Dept. Appreciation DinnerUpcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. November 2 & 3 2012 Cozy Get-Away Weekend for 2 Bilmar Resort @ Treasure Island includes $100 gift card raffle tickets are $5 each. Drawing held April 6, 2012 @ 7 p.m.

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DATE, 2009 SCC OBSERVER X 22 Cost cutting was a deciding factor in devising a new program to replace the traditional after school programs at the parks. This program is called Rec2Six. Only 18 parks in Hillsborough County have this program at this time. The only one in South County is the Apollo Beach rec center. Thankfully for parents, however, as of Jan. 2012 the two regional parks in South County, Gardenville and Ruskin, will also have a Rec2Six program. Those parks were part of the original transition plan, said county spokesman Willie Puz Nov. 3. The board (County Commissioners) wanted us (the parks department) to come up with a plan that would show measurable results. Rec2Six must have done just that, because it will now be imple mented by three parks in South County instead of just the one. The problem now is, however, that Rec2Six started Sept 26 while school started Aug. 23. The Apollo Beach park only has four students participating at this time, where always before there were long waiting lists for slots. This makes it look like parents dont want their children in the program but that isnt true. It just didnt start soon enough, said Pat Woolweaver, president of a focus group that works to better the Apollo Beach park. Parents had to find after school care for their children before school opened. They couldnt wait a month, said Joe Buerhop of Gibsonton. Im a working single father of a child that was attend ing Dowdell Middle School. Last year the school district provided bus service from Dowdell to Gar denville Recreation Center but this year, they have discontinued that service. Since there is no one at home to look after my child and we do not have any relatives in the area that she can go to, I have taken my child out of the school district and enrolled her in a school near my office in Manatee County. This of course has caused some difficul ties with my job and additional expenses. Buerhop went on to explain that he did not want his child to walk home alone from the bus stop the two miles to his home and stay there alone from 3 to 6 p.m. until he got home. The Rec2Six offered at Apollo Beach, at $38 per child and $20 for any child receiving free lunches, offers organized recreation and physical activity while providing skill-building recreation, social interaction and exposure to culture and the arts. Its cheaper than private child care facilities and gives a good value for the money. But staff at the regional parks that will be adopting the program wonder if parents will pull their children out of the private care they have previously arranged and send them to the parks program, and if they dont will those programs be short-lived? Transportation after school causes a lot of grief for working parents as well. John Franklin, director of transportation for the Hillsborough County School District, said the district supplies only transportation to after school programs for exceptional students but not those in regular classes. Buses from schools to parks programs have been discontinued a little at a time over the last few years until now, none are left. Mike Russo says he and others like him can solve the transporta tion issue if enough parents band together. Russo is owner of Recreation Express in Tampa. For the past five years he has transported children to after school programs all over the county with his eight buses. But this year, due to low rider ship, he no longer makes South County runs. Last year I had a bus go to Summerfield Elementary and Summer field Crossings and take them to Balm Park, and had another bus go to Dobie and Apollo Beach for the Apollo Beach Rec Center, Russo said. But I cant send a bus for less than 25 or 30 kids. It would be too much of a loss. Russo said he has lowered his price from $60 a month to $45 a month per child to take them from school to after school programs at the parks. But there just arent enough kids this year for him to come to South County. Its about $11 a week, and with the park fee of $38 or even $20 (for free lunch students) its still a better deal than most child care facilities. But the parents would have to get together before I could schedule the trips, says Russo. Other child care programs in South County attribute some of their success to having buses pick up students after school. What parent can get off in the middle of a workday and go pick up his kids? Buerhop asked. I certainly cant. The people who make the program rules need to think of the families they are supposed to serve.New Park ProgramsContinued from page 1 Roadshow focuses on historyThe Library History Roadshow will feature the Hyde Park Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 W. Swann Ave. in south Tampa. The library opened in 1922 in a wooden two-room building that previously served as a school. Since the library closed in 1968, the building has been home to the Old Hyde Park Art Center. Visit the Library History Roadshow and bring your Hyde Park Branch Library photographs, memorabilia and stories to share! Prizes will be given for the oldest library items. Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2014. To prepare, the libraries have partnered with the Tampa Bay History Center to bring you the Library History Roadshow. It will make stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County over the next several years gathering and documenting the communities library photographs, memorabilia and stories. Staff and volunteers will work onsite at the Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and immediately return the originals to their owners. Attendees can delight in recording video and audio stories that share their historical knowledge of and experiences at the libraries. For more information about the Library History Roadshow, call the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System at (813) 273-3652 or visit http://thplhistoryroadshow.blogspot.com.

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16 NOVEMBER 17, 2011Floats, krewes and crowds salute veterans in RuskinThousands of people of all ages lined U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin as dozens of floats, pirate krewes, marching bands, girl and boy scouts, veterans and military organizations paraded in celebration of our nations veterans as part of the annual Ruskin VFW Veterans Day Parade. The grand marshall for the parade was 88-yearold World War II veteran Pat Buch. Joining the marching bands and local businesses were the Krewe of Charlotte de Berry, the Peg Leg Pirates, the Tampa Bay Rough Riders, Pyrates of the Gulf Coast and the Krewe of the South Shore Mauraders, ensuring that nearly everyone along the parade route was decked out in colorful beads. The parade has been organized by the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 for the past 15 years and has grown significantly over time. For more information, visit www.vfwpost6287.com.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS Psychic ability: not just for side shows anymore By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTERShes appeared on television shows, been used in an eight-year research project, helped blind people to live independent lives, and even done a telepathy experiment with an astronaut while he was on the moon. Skeptical? Plenty. Until you see the material to back up her claims. Carol Ann Liaros doesnt believe shes any different from other people even though she can often see things before they happen, send telepathic messages, and even do healing work with people in the medical profession helping blind persons learn to live independently. Psychic? Isnt everyone? she asked. Everyone is capable of developing what some call extra sensory abilities, including precognition. After attending a seminar in 1966 and being told she had the ability to use her brain in a different way than many, she began to have daily experiences that proved the person who told her that was right. Shortly after that, Liaros took part in an eight-year study on psychic research at the Human Dimension Institute at Rosary College in Buffalo New York (now a part of Daeman College in Amherst N.Y.) and later conducted seminars at Niagara Community College and State University in Buffalo. So much misinformation has been published and spread about extra sensory perception, Liaros said. Practical application of psychic sensitivity adds a new dimension to someones life. But while some psychics are busy talking about the future, Liaros has used her talents to work with the blind, the sick, and members of the medical profession. People from all walks of life have enrolled in her seminars and classes. But the blind have especially benefited. In a project she calls Blind A wareness, she works with blind persons showing how to distinguish color and other details using intuition. There have been remarkable strides made in fields like parapsychology, Liaros said. What used to be thought of as superstition is in many cases now a part of science. Her Blind A wareness project is a combination of aura viewing and dermo-optics (seeing with the skin). The scientific community now calls auras bio-plasmic fields, and has deemed them energyand definitely fact. Some religious traditions have portrayed pictures of this energy as halos around the head. Liaros career working with doctors and others in the healing professions began during a talk she was giving in 1971 when one of her students was highly accurate in diagnosing the illnesses of volunteers. After the seminar was over, she was told the man was totally blind. This information is backed up by accounts in reports and articles in publications of The Creative Community Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. (dated 1971) and State Universitys publication dated March 2, 1978. Carol Ann LiarosAfter much study, Lairos and those working with her determined that images could be transmitted through a place in the middle of the forehead where a third eye is often depicted in ancient hieroglyphic writings. The story of Samuel Lentine, a Niagra falls psychiatrist who had lost his eyes from cancer is documented in the State University paper as having the ability to see auras of color around people. Blind persons have benefited from training exercises both oneon-one and in groups, using touch, thought, and perception. Lairos went on to become the director of the Community Creative Institute, Inc. in Amherst, N.Y., and has since expanded her practice to work with medical doctors in diagnosis. Having appeared on the television show Thats Incredible, she later worked with astronaut Edgar Mitchell on the movie Inner Spaces, which talks about their experiment together. Mitchell, the sixth astronaut to walk on the moon, performed an experiment in telepathy with Lairos while he was on the moon. He made it very clear he was doing it on his break so no one could accuse him of using government time and money for it, Liaros said. An instructor for nearly 20 years at the Edgar Cayce Center, now called A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment), Liaros and her husband Mario moved to Kings Point in Sun City Center six years ago from Arizona. She has been lecturing and writing, and has been quoted or referred to in books by more than 20 other authors who work in related subjects, she said. Now she teaches others to use their psychic abilities and will be signing her latest book, Intuition Made Easy, Monday, Nov. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at The Chakra Center, 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201 in Sun City Center. When I sign a book, I feel a message for each person so I know just what to write, she said. She will also be giving seminars in the spring. Interested persons may reach her by emailing caliaros@msn.com or check out her Web site at www. carolannliaros.com.

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For unoccupied homes, CA membership dues are assessed on a two-person basis.) The paid-up CA dues preclude any remedial action that might have been taken under the CA foreclosure policy instituted by directors last year. Motivated initial ly by a growing backlog of unpaid dues, in 2010 directors established a process allowing for foreclo sure action and legal assumption of properties whose owners had run up substantial dues arrear ages which still went unsatisfied after warnings. The process could be applied only to homes with no mortgage lender involved. Although the procedure has brought many delinquent dues accounts current, to date it has not forced any foreclosures, Ed Barnes, CA president, noted this week. And, if the dues account SCC Problem PropertiesContinued from page 1 RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged 17 related to the Ft. Duquesna property is current, the policy leading to foreclosure cannot be made applicable in that case, he indicated. On the other hand, the tools available to code enforcement per sonnel might be made useful in connection with the Ft. Duquesna house if disgruntled neighbors will deal with the timeframes required. Code enforcement objectives always are focused on creating compliance with county ordinanc es, Bill Langford, a department manager, told The Observer this week. So, when a complaint about overgrown vegetation is filed and the overgrowth then is mowed, the case is closed as compliance attained regardless of whether an owner or a neighbor created the compliance. This is a circumstance that has affected the Ft. Duquesna property during its long history as a code offender, Langford said. Neighbors with the best intentions have unwittingly ended a complaint about the property, bringing it into compliance by voluntarily mowing its overgrowth down, he added. Complaints about the home and its lot were reported in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, noted Langford who inspected the property again this week. After a year of no complaints during 2010, the site clearly again is in violation, he added. Posting a red notice of violation on the property Monday, Langford said that in view of the long history of repeated violations and current unacceptable conditions, he would seek an expedited hear ing on the matter before Hillsbor oughs Code Enforcement Board, aiming for a December session. He cautioned, though, that the Ft. Duquesna matter also competes for attention with a large number of violations related to foreclosure cases around the county coming before the board. The board, upon hearing the violations case, can forward the matter to a magistrate. Several different penalties can be initiated, Among the worst of the problem properties in Sun City Center is this decaying, unsightly dwelling on Ft. Duquesna Drive which is a blight on an entire neighborhood. Owned by a New Jersey resident who pays annual property taxes and CA dues but pays little attention to the home, the property has been cited repeatedly for Hillsborough County Code Enforcement violations going back to 2006, Code enforcement personnel posted another violation notice this week and the matter could be headed for a hearing in Tampa.designed to encourage long term compliance by the owner or reach resolution through a final action by the county attorneys office. Langford said the range of penalties include fines levied against the property owner of from $25 to $1,000 per day to filing a lien against the property ensuring compensation upon its sale for county clean-ups of the site or referring it for legal action brought by county attorneys on behalf of aggrieved citizens against the negligent owner. In the meantime, as the Ft. Duquesna violations work through the process, SCC residents are speaking up. Bruce Arnold, a for mer CA director who lives one street north of the Ft. Duquesna property, said this week he is filing a formal written complaint with the code enforcement section in support of efforts aimed at longterm resolution. Ron King, a newcomer and CA board candidate in the December election cycle, has pointed out that potential buyers avoid good home resales located on streets with badly kept proper ties and he was one of them. Plus, the existing CA board opens community enhancement discussions this week with the first of three town hall meetings on a proposed commons areas building project designed to increase community aesthetics and functionality for anticipated buyers of resale homes as the last new houses are constructed. All of them eye problem proper ties like the Ft. Duquesna location, recognizing that such obstacles to a desirable community in its second half century must be overcome. 2011 Melody Jameson

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18 NOVEMBER 17, 2011 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 Forum discloses current, aspiring CA directors differencesBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Avoiding the pitfalls of recent national candidate debates, present and would-be Community Association directors here exhibited no senior moments and denied no serious scandals, but did stake out some positions on local issues during a forum last week. What little sparring occurred among the five candidates for three open board seats came late in the Q and A program during the annual Candidates Night at Community Hall on November 9. The question prompting the exchange centered on how to achieve additional parking around and near the Atrium building on the Central Campus. Al Alderman, a current director now seeking his second three-year term, responded by suggesting that useful information on the topic would be unveiled this week during the first of three community Town Hall sessions dedicated to consideration of an extensive boarddesigned capital improvements project. To this, Ron King, competing for the first time in the annual election fray, first suggested adequate parking exists but may require a little healthful walking and then, referring obliquely to Aldermans indirect reply, retorted questioningly were going to expose all the secrets, finally? Alderman returned a tight-lipped no comment. Jane Keegan, a sitting director appointed last year to fulfill an expired term and now after her first elected three-year term, added the denial that there are no secrets. This subject of extensive and expensive enough to incur debt capital improvements also underscored differing candidate outlooks in the course of other questions. Weighing in after a question about the communitys challenges was posed, both Alderman and Keegan emphasized a need for updating and refreshing components of the Central Campus. Again, King expressed an opposing view, saying Obama called it stimulus, comparing the funding required to underwrite a razing and rebuilding endeavor to federal government loans for big business as a means of curtailing the economic crisis in 2008. On the same wave length, Paul Sasville, also a first-time candidate, likened the situation to restoring that Ford in the garage. The vehicle may be decades old, but carefully restored, it will be something beautiful, he said. On the other hand, Howie Griffin, a former director now wishing to return to the board, allowed If you put lipstick on a pig, its still a pig. Pointing to the age of the office complex on the Central campus, Griffin added I live here and I want to see the place come into the 21st century. King interjected that everything ages, adding that it might be wiser to add onto rather than raze and replace. AL ALDERMAN HOWIE GRIFFIN JANE KEEGAN ROB KING PAUL SASVILLEThe exchange wrapped up with Griffin noting Therell be more on Nov. 16, referring to the first Town Hall meeting in Community Hall. The same put-off came in connection with query of the candidates regarding their outlooks on incurring debt. King and Sasville, the director election newcomers, both expressed strong views opposing a heavy debt load in an unsteady economy, with Sasville saying forcefully Lets not go into debt, period! The three sitting directors among the candidates did not add anything more to their viewpoints already expressed. The candidates also dealt with other sensitive but related subjects involving restricting use of SCC amenities and providing a playground for grandchildren. King, who said he has observed much younger people who could not be residents or visitors using the communitys facilities on different occasions, asserted that the amenities are meant for and should be restricted to residents only. Again, he and Alderman defined the line of demarcation between them. Talking about how to enforce the restricted use, Alderman noted that at one time the CA had looked at a system designed to accomplish that, but rejected it due to a projected cost in the $180,000 neighborhood. King responded he had experience with a system that managed 4,000 employees and cost less than $1,000 to install at a central gateway. As for a grandkids playground, King turned thumbs down on the idea, saying Disney is close. Lets keep it that way. Sasville echoed the sentiment, stating he has four beloved grandchildren, but prefers their company one at a time. Alderman and King, however, did agree emphatically on one subject. Asked about resident contributions to beautification of S.R. 674 or Sun City Center Boulevard as it bisects the community, both stated a policy fair to and involving all residents should be adopted. The boulevard is gorgeous, King noted, adding it is one reason visitors become buyers. The candidates are scheduled to make additional appearances before the election balloting deadline, Dec 7 and 8. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3pm -5ish No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 26, Country & Western Dance, The Countrymen, $8 with light snacks, 6-9 p.m.. Monday, Nov. 28, Blue Plate Special, for all Elks and their guests, $7, Menu: Special Hawaiian Chicken with all the trimmings Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, please plan on attending Nora Baker is the Chairman of this event. Saturday, Dec. 10, Anniversary / Christmas Dinner Dance for all Elks and their guests, mark your calendars. Menu: Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings, $20.00, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to the 19th, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valen tines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7days from only $643.00 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone (813) 645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.

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20 NOVEMBER 17, 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 Accomplishments have no color. Leontyne Price Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Thanksgiving dinner sharedThe United Community Church invites everyone to gather together and spend Thanksgiving Dinner with family, friends, and neighbors. The entire community is invited to share the holiday with them for a wonderful Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner. It is a joy to be together at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24 in their Great Hall. Cost of the dinner is $14 per person. Tickets are available through the church office 634-1304. Last day for reservations is Tuesday, Nov. 22. A delicious catered home style dinner will include salad, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham and sweet potatoes, beans, cranberries, rolls, beverages, and assorted pastries. Ymmm...PastaKnights of Columbus 4th degree is planning a Pasta dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Ticket prices are $8 each or two for $15 and can be purchased from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, until Nov. 18 at Conesa Hall. For more information, call Mike Wagner at (813) 633-6239. Pictured from left to right are: Fred and Shirley Joest, Marge Weber, Pastor Ron Churchill, Carol Corcoran, Chris and Jim Davis, and Millie Aumack. For information on the church, call 634-4228.New Members welcomedTrinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. The variety of Sunday school class opportunities and other programs has resulted in a high level of new members joining the church. NCWS makes record monthly donationDolores Berens, President of Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary, center, is pictured receiving checks totaling $2545 from Jim and Phyllis Butner, co-founders of NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services). The love offering was given from donations for the month of October. The Butners said, We are so blessed to have the folks who attend our worship services see the need of financially supporting our local non-profit organizations. NCWS is an all-volunteer itinerate outreach ministry, where every penny received from love offerings goes back to the community to support those who are also, in many cases, volunteering their time and talent to serve others in some capacity. If interested in starting a Bible study or worship service in your community or neighborhood, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. BBQ chicken dinner for saleOn Saturday Nov. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship will be selling BBQ chicken dinners for the low price of $5. The dinner will consist of chicken, two sides, drink and a dessert. The dinner can be enjoyed at the church or carried home. For more information or to pre-order your dinner call Betty Fountain at 645-8848.RUMC offers free Thanksgiving dinnersFor the second year, the Ruskin United Methodist Youth Group is stepping up and serving free Thanksgiving Day dinners to the homeless, needy, shut-ins and folks that are just lonely. Many of their church family will also pitch in and help by serving food, assisting with clean up, donating desserts and delivering meals to all the folks that cant join them in their Fellowship Hall. They will serve a full turkey dinner including dessert. They will start at 11 a.m Thanksgiving Day making deliveries. Please start checking in your neighborhoods, mobile home parks, check with any shut ins that you know of, maybe a couple that just does not want to go through the trouble of preparing a full meal for just the two of them, or anyone that you may know that is struggling to make ends meet or join them at the RUMC Fellowship Hall for the meal and fellowship. Call the Church Office, 813-6451241 and reserve meals. They also need help in delivering the meals. Let the office know if you will be able to assist with the deliveries. The church address is 105 4th Avenue, N.W. in Ruskin.Christian Science Church holds annual Thanksgiving ServiceFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center invites all to share its annual Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 when they pause to reflect and give gratitude for blessings they have received The Bible text will be Sing joyful songs to the Lord . Come worship with him with thankful hearts and songs of praise from Psalms 95.The Thanksgiving proclamation by the President of the United States will be read. Readings of thanksgiving and gratitude will be from The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The service will provide time for expressions of gratitude by individuals in the congregation. No collection will be taken. Readers are Lynn Knapp and Betty Kuemmerling, Sun City Center Sun City Center. The soloist is Betty Bishop, also of Sun City Center. The Church is located at 201 Second Street NW in Ruskin. For more information call 633-6459.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 21 702 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 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 SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSES 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 ......................... Thursday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Pastor Area Obituaries Southside Baptist Church4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S (approx. 4 miles south of College Ave.)Please join usJohn & Lucy Long will be telling us about their missionary work in Belgium.Jesus said His intent was to seek and save that which was lost. They join Him in doing that in Flanders. A love offering will be accepted. Richard Chumley DenneyRichard Chumley Denney of Ruskin passed away on October 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tina Marie and a daughter, Mary Margaret Denney.Frank C. DepinetFrank C. Depinet, age 76, of Sun City Center, Fl. Passed away on 11/11/11 Frank was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Sun City Center, Fl. Frank served in the US Air Force reserves from 1953 1961. He is survived by his wife, Rita Falter Depinet, Sun City Center, Fl.; daughter, Deb Depinet Kosmela, Seffner, Fl.; sister, Jean Depinet Piar of Mount Vernon, Ohio; brother, James M. Depinet of Sun City Center, Fl.; grandchildren, Brad M. Depinet, Sycamore, Ohio; Amber Branham, Walbridge, Ohio; Nick Kosmela, Seffner, FL., and great grandchildren, Frank, Jaydin, Lewis, Avery and Camryn. Frank is predeceased by his children, Leo V. Depinet, Elizabeth Depinet and Rose Depinet; his parents, Madeline Cook Depinet, and Leo James Depinet. There will be a memorial mass for Frank in Florida at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573 on Monday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.Robert Jefferson Whitmire Robert Jefferson (Whit) Whitmire, 79, Ruskin, died Nov. 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Connie Maxine, and his daughter, Nancy Whitmire Sale (Donall), two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Marie and Amy Leigh-Ann Sale, and a son, Jay Whitney Whitmire, all of Lynchburg, VA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 25, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Apollo Beach, FL. Condolences may be offered at www.zipperersfuneralhome. com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care, Inc., a no-kill animal shelter at 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570, www.careshelter.org. Sean ParrotMay 25th, 1972-Aug. 28th 2011 You are dearly missed by all who knew you. Customers and Co-workers alike. Work will never be the same, you were a friend to everyone you met. There will always be a special place in our hearts for you. Til we meet again Sean. We love you, your friends at Publix, Apollo Beach.In Loving MemoryA fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Proverbs 18:2h hSHMA Community SingSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an or ganized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will conduct its monthly Community Sing on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Ruskin United Methodist Church, located at 105 4th Ave NW, Ruskin beginning at 7 p.m. The prelude to the Sing begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (813) 6451241 www.shmasouthshores.org Church to hold ministry fair Prince of Peace Catholic Church is holding their annual Ministry Fair from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 17 in Conesa Center. The theme of this years fair is Get Connected and will showcase the vast treasure of talent that makes Prince of Peace such a vibrant parish. There will be prize drawings at every ministry booth and food and beverages for purchase from the Knights of Columbus. The public is invited for fellowship, food and prizes. Prince of Peace is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information call the parish office at (813) 6342328.Presbyterians celebrate St. Andrews Day Saint Andrew was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter. The name Andrew, like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews from the 3rd or 2nd century BC. No Hebrew or Aramaic name is recorded for him. He is considered the founder and first bishop of the Church of Byzantium and is consequently the patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Andrew is said to have been martyred by crucifixion. Early texts describe Andrew as bound, not nailed, to a Latin cross of the kind on which Jesus is said to have been crucified; yet a tradition developed that Andrew had been crucified on an X-shaped now commonly known as a Saint Andrews Cross supposedly at his own request, as he deemed himself unworthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus. About the middle of the 10th century, Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland. Several legends state that the relics of Andrew were brought under supernatural guidance from Constantinople to the place where the modern town of St Andrews stands today. The flag of Scotland which consists of a St. Andrew cross on a blue background flies just below the American flag in front of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd in Sun City Center. To help with this celebration on Nov. 20 Charles Murray will be playing the pipes from 9 until 9:30 a.m. and again from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Services start at 9:30 and 11 a.m. For more information call 6341252. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 44,000 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.netCharles murray playing the pipes

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Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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! an hour later a woman came to his door and asked if he was Safari Pete. He said he was and she said she was there to thank him for showing her boys his animals. They talked awhile, and he took her to dinner. When I asked her what she wanted out of life, she said she just wanted to find a good man and be a housewife, he said. He never forgot her. After his current contract was over, he went back to Nebraska and knocked on her door. You still want to be a housewife for a good man? he asked. So Nina and her two boys left with him and moved to Florida. That was 22 years ago, he said. Now that he had a family, he said he didnt want to travel on the road so he went back to something else he had learned from his family in England: raising fruits and vegetables. He had been to school for fixing gas appliances and was also a good woodworker, but he said he remembered liking farming better. So Safari Pete became Farmer Pete. In England my grandfather had three acres and we grew all kinds of things and sold them at a roadside stand, he said. Pete had even worked in retail awhile, at Woolworths, and at 19 had managed a deli.Farmer Pete Pete worked a circus act with big cats for nine years after buying them from a friend while they were partying together. He says he didnt remember anything about it in the morning but he learned real fast it was true! He didnt like working indoors though so he bought a Willis Jeep and sold his familys vegetables door to door instead. Thats how he got the idea for Farmer Petes Produce he operates today, using both a truck and a small pull-along trailer. Now he sells door-to-door in neighborhoods where people cant get out often, and also at farmers markets. Mike Langjahr and Paula Lickfeldt present a check to Pastor William Cruz, his wife Dora and his daughter, Laura Cruz. Party for a purposeParty organizers Paula and David Lickfeldt of the United Community Church and Mike and Yvonne Langjahr of Sun City Center Funeral Home held their annual Halloween party October 28, where they collected over 1,000 pounds of food and $ 2,000. The food collected was divided between Our Lady of Gaudalupe Food Pantry and The Lords Lighthouse Ministry with each of them receiving over 500 pounds of food. The cash proceeds went to The Lords Light house Ministry. Mike and Paula presented a check to Pastor William Cruz of the Lords Lighthouse Ministry in Ruskin.Business women to meetThe night begins for the American Business Womans Association with networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 at Apollo Beach Tennis & Raquet Club. Tickets are $16 per person and include dinner, dessert, tea and coffee. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. RSVP early so the restaurant can prepare accordingly;cash or check only. For more information, call 649-0400 or 716-3912.He sells in Ybor Citys Centennial Park every weekend and will be a regular at the South Shore Market in Ruskin as well. Pete grows his produce on his farm at 10305 Tucker Jones Road (between Symmes and Rhodine) in Riverview and can be reached by telephone at 813-671-0207. The only animals he and his wife Nina now keep on their land are their 20 beautiful peacocks but he says hes happy just the way things are. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netCortez Festival this weekendOn Saturday, Nov. 19 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. have a fun-filled family day of entertainment in the historic fishing village of Cortez. In addition to great music, food and crafts, there are a number of really outstanding special events. Treat yourself to guided tours of the Fish Preserve and the Florida Maritime Museum. Tylers Ice Cream of Cortez will again be holding their wildly popular ice cream eating contest for children and adults. Over twenty arts and craft vendors will be on hand to sell their wares and showcase their talents. This is a great opportunity to pick up some holiday gifts. Local photographer Richard Estabrook will be on hand to take family and group photographs in the Museums Secret Garden. The photos are free. The great line-up of entertainment on stage this year includes the Myakka Blue Grass Band, Brain Smalley, Burke Brothers, Soupy Davis and Friends, and Main Hatch Motley Crew. Admission is free. Parking is available in Cortez village and just east of the Village off of Cortez Road. Manatee County commercial fisher men annually harvest over 3 million pounds of fish valued at over $5 million, and Cortez maintains its long-supported heritage as a working waterfront. The Cortez Folk Arts and Music Festival falls on the final day of Manatee Countys annual Farm City Week celebration of agriculture. The Festival Address is 4415 119th St. W., Bradenton, Fl 34215

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 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 17, 2011 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 115 LOST & FOUNDLost i phone in vicinity of Ruskin Home Depot. Phone is disabled. Reward, no questions asked. 813-634-1163 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 260 FRUITS/VEG.Artesian Farms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College Ave., W. Ruskin. 8am5pm. 7 days a week. 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 donate Carol & Deb Crolls Incredible Eggs Holiday sale. Decorative durable eggshell ornaments for Christmas, Mothers Day, Birthdays, etc. Gift boxed. Nov. 18, 19, 8am-3pm. 1605 Flamingo Lane., SCC. 813-938-5461 Garage sale. SCC. 810 El Rancho Dr. S ome antiques, collectibles, fishing, Louis Lamour westerns. 8am-? Thursday, 11/17, F riday 11/18, S aturday 11/19. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon KIDS CLOTHING SALEBOGO on all kids clothing and jacketsPLUS, the Secret Sale F riday & S aturday, 11/18 & 11/19, 8am-? Clothes, toys, Christmas, D epends, etc. 1501 North Lake Dr., SCC. 3 family garage sale. SCC,1509 Weatherford Dr. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. Dept 56 houses, bike, sewing machine, patterns, rowing machine, desk chair. Too much to list. Something for everyone. Multi family yard/ carport sales. N ov. 17 & 18, 8am-? 2601 11th Ave., SE, R uskin. N ov 18, 19, 20, 8am-? 2409 11th A ve., SE R uskin. Christmas decor, Owl collection, G aither V C R tapes & cassettes, misc. items, books, clothes, furniture, TV, tools, Building materials. Garage sale. Friday Nov. 18, 8am-3pm. 2321 L yndhurst D r., S CC. (off D el Webb West). Computer cabinet, silk plants & more 344 Northway Dr., (corner of Northway & Del Webb East) Sofa, matching loveseat, coffee table, dining table, cedar chest, etc. 8:30am-3pm. F riday, N ov. 18 only. Multi family yard sale. S aturday, N ov. 19, 8am-2pm. L ots of clothes, household items. 1110 U S 41. Casa D on Juan Restaurant. Moving sale. S mall refrigerator, end tables, lamps, bedding, rugs, glassware, clothes, linens, pictures. S aturday 11/19, 8am-1pm. 1215 Bluewater Dr., SCC. Christmas Craft ShowMonday, Dec. 5 9 to NoonHawaiian Isles R.V. Park4120 Cockroach Bay Rd. Ruskin Breakfast and Lunch Available Main Hall Woodland Estates Park (off Hwy. 41 S., between 4th and 10th St. SW)Mobile Home Park Rec HallSATURDAY, NOV. 19 NO EARLY BIRDS!!Many items. Lots of Christmas and Gi items. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 133 & 138 19th St., NW, Ruskin. Riverhaven MH Park. Nov. 18 & 19, 8am-? Household & misc. items. Estate/ moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 11/18 & 11/19, 8am-4pm. 2508 Mc Arthur Rd., Wimauma. Lots of furniture, dishes, appliances, books, clothing, miscBig Yearly Fall Sale In Sundance All name brand clothes, kids, wom ens, mens all sizes Tommy, Levi, Hollister, Aeropostale, Salt Life, Guy Harvey, Dickies, Levis, Nike & many more brands. Great kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. VHS Disney movies. New CDs, DVDs & Blue Rays. Linens, lots of household misc., fur niture, Yankee Candles, Paula Deen kitchen items. Lots of new Christmas gift items. Large car trailers full of guy stuff. Something for everyone, dont miss this one. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow Rd (4.5 miles south of SR 674 on US 301 to Lightfoot Rd). Follow signs & bal loons. See you there. 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! G arage sale. S aturday 11/19 8am-2pm. Lots of kitchen & household items. All new, fryers, steamers, lots of dishes, quilts, etc. 13235 Prestwick Dr., Sum803 10th St., SW, Ruskin (off College A ve). 2 family sale. S aturday 11/19, 8am-1pm. Furniture, knickknacks, jewelry. Too much to mention. House full of treasurers, books, DVDs, small appliances. 11/18 & 11/19, 8amnoon. St Andrews Estates. 424 SmithGarage sale. Christmas items, collectdishes. Nov. 19, 8am-2pm. 1002 Ventana Dr., (Cypress Creek Village Blvd). G olf clubs, tools, pictures, Christmas decorations & misc. 216 Stoneham Dr, St. Andrews, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. Moving sale. S aturday, N ov. 19. One 8am-? Lots of nice stuff. A pollo Beach Caribbean I sles Park wide carport sale. S aturday, 11/19, 9am-1pm. Big Bend Rd & US 41. Take 1st right. Elsberry Rd. Follow signs. North on US 41 from R uskin pass A pollo Beach Blvd., to 1st left Elsberry Rd. & follow signs. N eighborhood garage sale. S aturday, 11/19, 8am-2pm. S ago Palm Way, (west side), Apollo Beach. Scrap booking materials plus something for everyone. Hoarders garage sale. Many new QVC items, jewelry, comforters, new gadgets, housecoats & slippers. F riday 11/18, Saturday 11/19, 8am-2pm. 652 Ft Duquesna Dr., SCC 1935 & 1937 E ast V iew D r., S CC. Clothing, jewelry, Vera Bradley purses, linens, bed frames & much more. F riday, N ov. 18, 7am-3pm. S aturday, 7am-noon SCC 1001 El Rancho. Nov. 19, 8am2pm. Christmas, womens plus, mini refrigerator, small microwave, storage bins & misc. Yard sale, throughout Hideaway RV Resort park & in rec hall. Ruskin. Nov. 19, 8am-1pm. Lunch available in rec. hall. SCC 1601 Bentwood Dr. Big sale. Too much to mention. Friday, 11/18 & Saturday, 11/19. 8am-2pm.312 ESTATE SALES BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER White Flower Print Rattan Couch & Love Seat, 2 Dark Blue Dual Recliner Couches & Matching Recliner Chair, Queen White Wicker Bedroom Suite, Marble Top Table, 4 Chairs w/Casters, Glass Top Rattan Dining Table, 4 Chairs, White Couch, Brown Leather La-Z-Boy Recliner, Oriental Brown Coffee Table, Computer Desk, Sofa Table, Bookcase, Desk, Brass Etagere, White Wicker 3-Panel Screen, Linens, Kitchen, Lamps, Pictures, Pipe Furniture, Luggage, Decorating Decor, and Clothes, Women (M), Men (L).633-1173 or 508-03071214 Lakehouse Ct.(off Club Manor -Pebble Beach S. to 2nd Club Manor)November 18 & 197:30am-1pm 2106 Platinum Dr., SCC(take Pebble Beach south to 4-way stop, and turn right)ARKONIDEOFALENLY Mercury 2.2 Boat Motor, Sofas, Wingback Chair, China Hutch, King Bedroom Suite, Secretary, Recliners, Patio Furniture, Sofa Sleeper, Desk w/Chair, Bookcase, Full Bed, Platform Rocker, Artificial Plants, File Cabinets, TVs, Viking Sewing Machine w/Cabinet, Trailer Hitch, Artworks, Collectables: Coalport, Fenton Gone With The Wind Lamp, Murano Glass; Jewelry, Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 THEE SHOOPPERER REREAL EESTATEE500 MMARRINEE400 TRRANSPORORTATIOON450 RERENTALS600 330 FURnitNITUREBedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $625. 813-494-5354 335 MMUsiSICBaldwin electric organ $50 obo. Call 813-641-1439 Pianos used from $300. Piano, vocal, instrumental lessons. Instruments/ accessories, print music. Pianorama, 109 7th Ave., NE, Ruskin. 813-645-1774 360 GOlfLF CaCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Club Car golf cart Hi performance motor & batteries. Batteries less than 2yrs old. Headlights & turn signals. $2,000 obo. Call 813-892-4422 BBogey 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. 813-649-8099390 MisMISC. FOR SalALECemetery lot for sale. Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Section 15. Cost $3,000. Will discount $1,000 813-9907447 or leave message. Sears electric typewriter with table, push lawn mower, Dale Earnhart Sr. autograph picture. 813-634-3424 Bernina Virtuosa 155 sewing machine, like new $900. Many attachments, still in original boxes. Call 813-633-7986 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 CAN YOU DIG IT?? Great pieces of dirt in various sizes to meet variety of needs. Build very affordable house in Apollo Beach in well established neighborhood with no impact fees. $18,500. Waterfront lot in Ruskin is oversized and has very nice view and close distance to bay and river. $99,900. 14 acres in convenient location suitable for home, farming, development? Bank wants it sold at $155,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DONT BE AFRAID to make an offer at this opportune time on this outstanding commercial opportunity. Building on well traveled Shell Point Rd. Once used for plumbing business, just waiting for new venture. Owner will consider financing, too, and has reduced price to $99,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 UNHEARD OF PRICE!! This is one of the lowest priced properties in Sun City Center for a home of similar age and size in this and it is not a short sale or foreclosure! This BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. Sun City Center boasts golf, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and activities. A golf cart friendly community to local shopping and activities and it is conveniently located to airports, beaches, Tampa, Sarasota & St. Petersburg. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SPECIAL. 1BR/1BA condo in lovely Kings Point community of Sun City Center. Corner unit with covered parking. Needs TLC but so much potential. Asking $16,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NICE FENCED 2BR/1BA HOME ON BUSY SHELL POINT ROAD. Newly updated kitchen, with wood cabinets, ceramic tile, large family room, and plenty of space for kids to run and play. Just $79,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage, Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income, $198,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 Acre with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION!! HISTORIC RUSKIN HOME BUILT IN 1910. A must see to appreciate the uniqueness of this home. Lots of room for kids and toys storage galore, mobile home hook up, large shade and fruit trees. Beautiful interior that has to be seen to appreciate. $299,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Nicely furnished and perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA mobile home, with air-conditioned addition, used as Den/3rd BR, bright living room, eat-in-space in kitchen, carport, screened porch, large shed, 3-years-new CHA. A must see $53,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE HOUSE IN APOLLO BEACH: 2BR/1BA concrete block house on large fenced lot, with enclosed addition, inside utility-rm, nice laminate floors, remodeled BA. Only $45,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PRICE REDUCTION!! This neat 2BR/2BA funished doublewide has a modern kitchen with cooking island, built-in china cabinet in Din-RM Liv-Rm, walk-in-closets in BR, and enclosed lanai. Utility and storage shed, double roof, carport, nice own lot and riding lawn mower stays! Now $59,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 410 BBOatsATSWanted. 14ft Aluminum V-bottom boat. Starcraft or Orlando Clipper preferred. Call 813-938-1393, before 9pm. 425 SlipsLIPS OR StT ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage RRameys BBusiness Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available.813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469 455 AUtT OMOBilILEsS1993 Chevy Caprice wagon, one owner, all the papers, excellent condition, garage kept, $3,500. SCC 813-634-9426 458 paPARtsTS & stST ORagAGE 465 RVRV LOtT RREntalNTALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 511 hHOUsSEsS fFOR salSALE Beautiful and spacious 2BR/2BA, perfectly maintained, split BR plan, walk-in closet, tiled bath, large kitchen with breakfast nook, enclosed lanai, inside utility, garage. Move-in ready! Offered at $122,500. 2BR/2BA, with L shaped dining/living room, nice enclosed lanai, bright kitchen, inside utility, great attached 12x24 workshop and carport. All property shows great! No HOA, close to golf course, close to town. 7,200 sq. ft. including 1,400 office space, loading dock, roll-up doors, 2 half baths, and lots of covered and open parking space, on this 1.61 acre lot. Convenient location in Ruskin, close to major roads. $1,800/mo. THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? Ill be happy to assist you! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 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 SEASONAL RENTAL KP on golf course, 2BR/2BA with garage.... $1500/month plus tax 610 Wat ATERfFROntNT RREntalsNTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124611 HOUsSEsS fFOR REntNT3br/2ba, fenced backyard, washer/ dryer. $895 monthly plus security deposit. Reference needed. Near Little Manatee River. Call 813-382-9101 1 bedroom, possible 2 bedroom for rent. Water, trash, lawn, boat ramp included. No pets. $450 monthly 941-447-2428. Handyman welcome. 612 AptsPTS. fFOR RREntNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 CCOnNDOsS fFOR RREntNTKings Point. One bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished nicely, very clean, all amenities. $650 monthly 813-634-1162 621 PlaLACEsS tT O ShaHAREHouse to share, private bath $350 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Male or female. Ruskin. Contact 813-645-8608 Person to share mobile home in Ruskin. $250 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Full use of trailer, fenced yard. 813-310-5027 630 MM.H. RREntalsNTALSRiverview $650 monthly 55+ gated community. 2br/1ba, unfurnished. 813677-4778 2br/1ba trailer. One block from Little Manatee River & boat ramp. Fenced private lot. $600 monthly plus security. No pets. 813-310-1888 or 813-849-1469For RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086Ruskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813677-4796646 Wa AREhHOUsSE SpaPACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 Want ANTED tT O RREntNTSenior couple, no pets, wish to rent, 2011 to March 2012. email clcnkay@ gmail.com or 630-853-4620 PROROF. SERVERVICECES650 651 BBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks Next training class DDecember 3 advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com662 finanFINANCialIAL planningPLANNING 680 ADUltLT/ChilCHILD CaCARECaregiver/ companion, live-out. Run errands, Dr. Appointments, etc. Monday through Saturday, anytime. 16yrs experience. Reference on request. 813-716-7842 Caregiver /companion, live-in. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813226-7217 Adult male caregiver/ companion will provide transportation, errands, light housekeeping, prepare meals. Available 7 nights a week. References. Fabian 813-458-3987 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 ClCLEaningANINGRRons CCleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean706 PREssSSURE Washing ASHINGSun City Center & Kings Point. Pressure washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reasonable. Call Steve at 813-382-2495 710 LawnAWN CaCAREBB&S Lawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266Henrys Lawn MMaintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-4773054 www.henryslawnmaintenance. comBBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Terrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 714 TREE RREMOVal ALProfessional Tree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FillILL DiDIRtT/HaAUlingLINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 SERVERVICECES700 www.observernews.net is the BBuyers M Marketplace Cash in your unneeded life insurance policy (813) 735-8781Its your money, spend it your way. Enjoy it now. 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28 NOVEMBER 17, 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