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Curiosity towards MarsNASAs most complex and ambitious interplanetary mission lifts off from Florida MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe Mars Science Laboratory, containing the Jeepsized rover named Curiosity, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 10:02 a.m. on Nov. 25, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket. It will take eight months for Curiosity to reach the Red Planet and an amazing display of technology is expected to be demonstrated even before the rover reaches the surface. www.ObserverNews.netDecember 1, 2011 Volume 55 Number 45 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWSSome SCC residents have sought the help of the Sheriffs Department to tame what they identify as the racetrack areas in their 30 mph community. See page 3In Observations this week, Mitch Traphagen asks the questions Has your life turned out the way you expected it would? See page 7 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 100% Fresh!Capture the fresh smell of the great outdoors and bring it indoorswith Bliss Magic Fresh! Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza ( near SCC Post Office )813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net KENNEDY SPACE CENTERFor as long as humans have walked the Earth, Mars has been visible in the nighttime sky. It is occasionally the fourth brightest object in the night sky, following the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. Ancient Egyptian astronomers tracked its movement, and astronomers from the Babylonian Empire predicted its course. In the fourth century BC, Aristotle noticed that it traveled behind the Moon, thus demonstrating that it was further away. Nearly 2,000 years passed before people on Earth began to understand just how much farther away it was. Mars is now as close as it gets at nearly 127 million miles. With a Martian year approximately twice the length of an Earth year, the neighboring planets are only relatively close on their respective orbits around the sun every two years. As the Red Planet has been a focal point of human curiosity over the millennia, it is perhaps appropriate that a Jeep-sized rover named Curiosity departed Kennedy Space Center bound for Mars on November 25 at 10:02 a.m. The mission, known as the Mars Science Laboratory, NASAs most complex and ambitious interplanetary launch to date, will take approximately eight months to reach the Red Planet, in all traveling more than 350 million miles. By the nineteenth century, advances in telescope technology had reached the point where astronomers could see the surface features of Mars. In 1877, one astronomer saw features that appeared to be channels on the planet surface. He described those features as canali, something much of the world interpreted as canals or non-naturally occurring, Martian-made structures, and thus began a See CURIOSITY TOWARDS MARS, page 14Fast police work nets three home invaders By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER A trio of twenty-year-olds has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from a series of violent home invasions here during the Thanksgiving weekend. Within 30 minutes of learning about the invasions during predawn hours Friday, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Deputies apprehended and arrested Isaac Cintronrosa, 20, of Ruskin, Briana Paige Buzbee, 21, who gave a Riverview address, and Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, 21, also of Riverview, according to HCSO records. Each of the trio has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and three counts of robbery home invasion involving values of less than $300. In addition, records show Rivera is charged with possession of cocaine and incarceration for Buzbee in connection with a former DUI charge has been re-instituted. Cintronrosa does not have a record of prior crimes committed in Hillsborough County. At publication deadline this week, all three remained in the Hillsborough County Jail, held without bond. Based on reconstruction of reported events, the three allegedly commenced their invasion spree as Thanksgiving Day was drawing to a close, apparently anticipating unoccupied homes in the retirement community due to holiday travel. Shortly before midnight, the trio attempted to enter a house on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. For reasons not yet explained, records indicate this attempt was abandoned and entry was not gained. The next attempt occurred minutes later at an occupied home on Torrey Pines Avenue, also on the communitys north side. After kicking in a door, the three confronted the male homeowner and a fight ensued. Records state the resident was assaulted with a crowbar. The trio then made off with cash and other valuables. Isaac Cintronrosa, 20, Ruskin Briana Paige Buzbee, 21, Riverview Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, 21, RiverviewSee HOME INVASIONS, page 9Volunteers put the giving in Thanksgiving PHOTOS BY MITCH TRAPHAGENBeanies Grill, along with a contingent of volunteers from four area churches have put the giving into Thanksgiving. According to Jeff Jordan, the coordinator at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, the event involved approximately 800 pounds of turkey and all of the side dishes. In Sun City Center, volunteers were delivering to approximately 50 elderly homebound people on Thanksgiving Day. Like Beanie, I wanted my kids to experience something like this, said Jordan as the volunteers gathered to serve the dinners. This is the fourth year the popular Ruskin restaurant, located on U.S. Highway 41 South, has spearheaded the holiday event. Mrs. Beanie helps to load up a car with donated food for one Ruskin church that quickly ran out due to the popularity of the event. In Sun City Center, people gathered for the Thanksgiving Holiday with many volunteers to serve dinner to homebound people in the community.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 3 WE'RE ALSO YOURBILL PAYMENT CENTER2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOURIVERVIEW 7441 U.S. 301 S. 671-6599 RUSKIN 2107 E. College Ave.(Corner of 21st St. S.E. and S.R. 674)645-4900 Funds advanced against your next paycheck. $100 to $500 Funds advanced To tide you over this Gift Giving Season ACCEPTING BILL PAYMENTS FOR OVER 300 COMPANIES!Se Habla Espaol FREE Money OrdersMon.-Sat. m. Now Open on Sundays Devices and deputies taking on speeders in Sun City Center By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Despite the widely-posted 30 MPH speed limit on internal streets, residents here frequently charge that leadfooted drivers use their broad, smooth pavements like freeways. Some consider the situation so serious they will identify their residential locations during public meetings as the racetrack that is East Del Webb Boulevard or the speedway, aka West Del Webb. Similarly, golf cart drivers, whose smaller, slower-moving modes of transport are equally legal users of the communitys roadways, complain often of feeling threatened by the impatient pilots of motor vehicles speeding around them. They have taken their concerns to both the Hillsborough County administration and to Hillsboroughs Sheriffs Office, pointing to the public safety issues they perceive, especially on northsouth thoroughfares that constitute the primary community entrances and exits. And both organizations have responded, using the tools at their disposal deemed most appropriate. Speed warning signs, called driver feedback devices by traffic engineers, have been installed at two points in the community by the countys public works section. The flashing devices warn approaching drivers if their vehicle speeds are exceeding the posted limit and require slowing down, said Pete Brett, a traffic engineering manager. The devices do not record traffic information and may be moved from roadway to roadway over a period of months for the greatest effectiveness, he added. Brett also noted that, based on the departments collision accident data, Sun City Center is not a high crash area in terms of its internal street systems. The Sheriffs Office, on the other hand, has been engaged in gathering traffic data within the community. Using what is referred to as a stealth box, an inconspicuous, portable but secured container holding sensitive devices able to record traffic volumes as well as speeds in a reported timeframe, the agency has gathered recent information pertinent to SCC, said Cpl. Greg Wynn, in charge of District IVs traffic law enforcement contingent. The devices were used not long ago, for example, to assess drivers practices along South Pebble Beach Boulevard, a four-lane, median-divided artery providing access between the numerous southside SCC neighborhoods and S.R. 674. Of the 1,800 vehicles using the road with a posted speed limit of 30 MPH during a routine Friday, 85 percent of them were traveling at 34 miles per hour or less, he said, adding that 15 percent of them exceeded 34 mph, with the highest speed recorded at 46 mph. That vehicle speeding at 46 mph 16 miles over the posted limit was recorded at 9:30 PM on that Friday, Wynn said. A vehicle traveling at 45 mph also was recorded at 5:30 PM that date. In addition, the stealth box equipment noted traffic volumes during the same period of time on the same day, disclosing that the highest level of traffic along South Pebble Beach peaked at 1 PM, HOLIDAY SAVINGS STOREWIDE THROUGH MONDAY 12/12 with the second-highest volume showing up at 5 PM. Much of that volume, Wynn suggested, may be attributed to ongoing business activity entering and then leaving the community, rather than simple resident movement. The same situation may exist on the northside with clusters of nonresidents contributing to volume peaks and speed limit violations, he indicated. What, then, is the HCSO answer to the 15 percent or so that are exceeding the limit at unacceptable rates? Onsite enforcement of the applicable traffic laws, replied Deputy Frank Cheshire, whose patrol vehicle is a motorcycle complete with sophisticated radar detection and readout equipment, as well as siren plus flashing red and blue lights. The HCSO District IV motorcycle mounted traffic patrol currently is working in Sun City Center at least one day a week, Cheshire added. During a recent two-month span, he noted, the patrol clocked 45 man hours in SCC and wrote 20 citations, most of them for speeding, he noted. And, while the citations demonstrate that speeding transpires, at a rate of about two per week they also may indicate that it is not excessive. There is another aspect of the speeding issue which often is not considered by the general public, yet is a specific focus in law enforcement officer training, pointed out Deputy Chris Girard, the retirement centers current community resource deputy. Accurate perception of a vehicles speed, whether oncoming or going away, requires concentrated practice, he said. To evaluate the point, Wynn, Cheshire, Girard and this reporter each pitted individual abilities to perceive correctly the speed of an approaching vehicle on Pebble Beach Boulevard North against the patrol motorcycle radar. Repeatedly, the trained deputies could quickly, visually assess within a mile or two the speed of an oncoming car, assessments then verified by the radar equipment. Lacking their training, however, the best record this writer can report is one accurate estimate out of three. The brief test suggests that the untrained eye well may be unable to perceive correctly a vehicles speed, more often producing a sense of movement faster than it actually is, Girard noted. Deputies will continue to patrol across Sun City Center monitoring for speeders, Wynn said, warning drivers when their vehicle speeds exceed the limit but are not extreme and ticketing those lead footers failing to keep their vehicle speeds within reasonable limits. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonMELODY JAMESON PHOTOSDrivers exceeding the 30 MPH speed limit in Sun City Center are attracting the attention of local traffic law enforcement officers from the HCSO District IV office. Deputy Frank Cheshire was demonstrating the radar equipment aboard his motorcycle cruiser when this heavy-footed driver sped past, headed north on Pebble Beach Boulevard, and received a stern warning to adhere to the law. Traffic deputies are working in the retirement community every week, responding to resident complaints about excessive speeds on interior streets.

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a belief is the only true anchor a life can have. British broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge said, It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God, they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse; they believe in anything. Be sure your anchor is firm so you are sure your beliefs are true. Health: If I were given three wishes, the first would be for good health. Id have to think for a while about the other two. If we are lucky and born with good health, it is ours to keep or lose, depending on our actions. We must not only watch what we eat but stop eating everything in front of us. Pushing a chair back from the table may well be the exercise that saves your life. Just think of the power that our children would have if they could just grasp the above concepts and make them not only a part of their vocabulary but a part of their life. Next week we will look at some more letters of the alphabet and the words of power that they could represent. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com X 4 POSITIVE TALKI have often thought that we do not do enough when our children are in their formative years to lead them along the path to success and happiness. The other day I heard a young child singing the ABC song and thought how useful it would be if we not only taught them the alphabet, but tied each letter to an important word they could memorize as a foundation for future years. Here are some ideas. Attitude: Zig Zigler said, Your attitude will determine your altitude. Before you start any project, check to see that you have an I can attitude. I love the song By William Hodges entitled High Hopes. I can just see that rubber tree plant moving and that million kilowatt dam going down. Both the ant and the ram had an I can attitude. So can you. Belief: Men and women cannot rise above what they can believe. Remember the first step in achieving any goal is to believe you are worth of achieving the goal. From the moment you proclaim your belief, there will be those who will try to shake your confidence. Your test will be to hold on. Commitment: Commitment is the glue that holds us to the task and prevents us from getting derailed. Be careful to what you commit, but loath to quit what you start. Duty: It is important we recognize that we have a duty not only to ourselves but to our fellow manto leave the world in a better condition than we found it. Enthusiasm: Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, so said Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was absolutely right. When we begin a project, we must do it with enough zeal to create sufficient momentum to finish the job. Faith: Hebrews 11:1 says Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith truly is the essence of life. Without faith in the people and things around us, we would live in a constant state of fear. God: I will not tell you by what name to call your God, for there is only one and he will answer to many names. I will say that such Give the ABCs new significance The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers 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 December 2 Dinner 5:30 p.m. with Del & Gary Show December 3 Moose Rider Toy Drive 1 4 p.m. at Tiki Bar Free Hot Dog with Toy Donation Dinner at 5:30 with Entertainment to follow December 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby. 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.Upcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. 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

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X 8 5 5Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesRiverview High reaches outRiverview High Schools DECA is hosting a school-wide Club Class Challenge to raise money for The Dylan Tanner Trust Fund. Dylan Tanner, the son of head custodian Kevin Tanner, is thirteen years old and suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy, which results in muscle degeneration, difficulty walking, breathing, and death. It is more often found in males and symptoms rarely appear until the age of ten. DECAs goal is to raise enough money to build a new concrete pathway, build a lift, and fix the pools broken pump. Swimming is crucial to his health and the only activity he is capable of doing. All donations are tax deductible and much appreciated. Checks can be made out to Riverview HS (Memo: Dylan Tanner Trust Fund) sent to Janet Richards at Riverview High School and delivered or mailed to: Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview 33569. If you have any questions, contact Janet Richards. E-mail janet. richards@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 671-5011 ext. 281. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYFamily Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. For middle and high school students ~ Have a voice in creating and planning library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward graduation, scholarships and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza and SweetBay Supermarkets. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, and have a fun morning creating holiday cartoons. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, for this fun holiday cartooning class. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Expressive Artists,1 years and up, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, for this fun holiday cartooning class. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. For children ages 5-12 ~ Join them in celebrating the holidays with stories, fun games and other special treats! Dont forget your Santa hat because there will be a special visit from Mrs. Claus! *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call 634-1396 for more information about the Friends.Riverview Rockets winThese kids have always had what it takes to win games, but could never quite pull it out for a big win. The only difference with this weekend was that they worked together, they constantly encouraged each other and they played with heart. It was a tough weekend for the boys, playing games all day Saturday and Sunday to finally win the championship game on Sunday with a record of 5-0. As quoted by a parent, At some point this weekend I heard every single kid tell another teammate: good job, shake it off, dont worry about it, that was a good hit. They believe in themselves. Every kid hit; every kid made a play. Good grief this was just incredible baseball!! They ended up winning the championship game to gain the title of 2011 GSA Fall State Championships 11U. It was all about fashionCaribbean Isles Mobile Home Park recently held their annual Fashion Show. The Chairpersons were Dolores Grubb and Alice Sentak, assisted by Joanne Leach, Patti Stewart, and Dot Perry. The Fashion Coordinator was Jan Falcione from The Rose Boutique. Paper products were donated to The Mary & Martha House by attendees and proceeds from the Fashion Show will benefit the Eisenhower Middle School Band. 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 Now Open To The Public1st & 3rd Saturdays OnlyTours at 11 a.m. and noon13910 Seminole Trail Wimauma ElmirasWildlife.org 941-776-8975 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedEXTERIOR CAN INCLUDE TRIMLOWEST PRICE EVER!1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT SOLUTIONS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1495Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 12/31/11$300 OFF ROOF COATINGWith this coupon Manatee Genealogical Society to meet Whats In Your Attic? A Show and Tell About Your Family Treasures will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Manatee County Central Library, 1302 Barcarrota Blvd. W., in Bradenton. Call Jean Morris at (941) 7225156 about your topic or item. Computer Special Interest Group will discuss Using Google Scholar for Genealogical Research. TRUNK SHOWFriday, Dec. 2 Saturday, Dec. 310 a.m.-3 p.m.(813) 409-3859 10% Off all FEZA Plantation Christmas plannedThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division, the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance and the Florida Park Service proudly announce that the Plantation Christmas Open House will be held this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton. Once again you can travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period. Gamble Mansion and the Patten House will be lavishly decorated in the Christmas spirit, allowing you a special look at a 19th century Christmas. The Ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be wearing costumes reminiscent of the era of the 1840s through 1870s to add that special touch of authenticity to the day. The 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment. There will be music, crafts and fun for everyone. Admission is free. They extend a most cordial invitation for everyone to join them for the Christmas Open House. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, one mile west of I-75 off exit #224. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. They are working to improve access to services and facilities. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, contact Gamble Plantation. For more information, call Gamble Plantation Historic State Park at (941) 723-4536. SHOP LOCALLY! Patronize your local businesses.

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X 10 7 6B 7 10 9 6 THE SAVVY SENIOR 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com NEW SHOWROOM Come see our... NEW ADDRESS CARDS will wait until next year, but we gave you a bonus bachelor for January 2013. When word of these calendars got out in 2008, the media ran the story in the papers and on the Internet. Calendars were sold to women in Denmark and England, Italy and Canada. We anticipate that happening again! The calendars are $10 and make fantastic Christmas gifts for that woman who is difficult to shop for. You can find the calendars at the Chamber, the Seafood Dive, Freedom Plaza, Aston Gardens, Sun Towers, The Resort at Little Harbor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Richard Rios), The Skin Cancer Centers, Wilhelm Heating and Air, M&M Printing, and Cohen Florida, CPAs. If you would like to meet the bachelors, they will make their debut Friday, December 9th at 6:00 at Aston Gardens off of Del Webb Blvd. The Silver Ball will feature great food and a cash bar, and a meet-and-greet with your favorite bachelors. Calendars will be on sale and the guys will be happy to autograph them for you! Tickets for the Silver Ball are $10 and can be purchased at the Chamber. Dont wait til the last minute theres limited seating and these tickets go fast! So grab your umbrella and head out into the streets its raining men in Sun City Center and you wont want to miss the storm!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIts raining men in Sun City Center! The 2012 Senior Bachelor Calendar will be out in two weeks and we have some of the best looking single seniors in Florida gracing the pages. Its been three years since the last calendar, and some new men have moved into the area. We found them in Apollo Beach, Riverview, Freedom Plaza, Sun Towers, Kings Point and Brandon, and got them all together for you! James Corwin Johnson, our local photographer laureate, took all the photos of our handsome gents in various locations around the South Shore area. Theres Mike on his boat at Little Harbor and Dave on the golf course in Kings Point. Bob is out by the pool at Sun Towers and Pete is playing billiards at Aston Gardens. Lee is having a glass of wine at Freedom Plaza and Rick is having shrimp and scallops at the Seafood Dive. Joe, the artist, is standing in front of one of his paintings and Tony is sitting on the back of the fire truck he used to ride on. Hal is by his piano and Don is in front of the fireplace. Roger is relaxing in the living room and Tom is dashing in the foyer. And Ed, the photographer, is with his favorite item in the world his camera. Wait! Lets go through those names againdid I count 13? We had such a great response to our call of bachelors we ended up with more than a years worth. Some By Dana Dittmar 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. MAGGIEMaggie is a gray-beige tabby mom of four adorable kittens. She is a real beauty in her own right and promises her new loving owner to be a real sweetheart with pizzazz. With her rescue by C.A.R.E. a success Maggie comes right over and makes friends so stop in and see this little mama cat with the smile and make her a part of your forever scene. Maggie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as microchipped. DOB: 11/1/2010. MUGGINSMuggins is an outgoing Pug/Min Pin mix. Sadly, his owner is getting deployed to Afghanistan and has to leave him behind. Muggins is a fun-loving, high energy boy. He enjoys playing with toys and running at full speed around the yard. He wiggles like crazy when you go to pet him. His prior owner said that he is used to other dogs and housebroken too. He is still a puppy so he would do best in an active home with a yard. As part of his adoption, Muggins will be neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: 3/2/2011. BIG BENDSTORAGE 301 75 N Will match competitors prices & discounts813-741-9220 813-741-9220 CARDS Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER How about renting a unit at Santas Secret Storage? Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONEFLOOR & HOME 2305 College Ave. E Ruskin, FL(1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) www.doveinteriorshdwfg.com813-645-8660HOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. SAT. 10 A.M.-2 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment Call Kim for details

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 7 THOMPSONS AUTO PARTS Inc. is celebrating 50 years in the Ruskin / South Shore areaOver the years many changes have come to our community. We have gone from mainly an agrarian/ farming community to a place of sub-divisions and businesses that have moved out of town. We hope that the next 50 years will see our little town re-energized and grow in new businesses and investment. We feel God has richly blessed us and guided us and we want to say thank you by having a little celebration with collector cars, door prizes and free food! Did you get that, FREE FOOD! thought that might get your attention!!!So, if you get a chance and want to have a good time that will not cost you a dime, come on down DECEMBER 1 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see what is going on!Later that night, from 6-9 p.m., we can recommend a great car show for a good cause at the Winn-Dixie Plaza in Apollo Beach. Bring a toy for a less fortunate child for Christmas and really get a blessing yourself for helping out someone in need!!!So thats the scoop... 50th anniversary celebration in the day, car show at night...See ya there! There will be: I realized that my guitar had gone on to better things than I have when I read this on Facebook: Mitchs Les Paul hit the stage again with ASIAs guitar player, Grammy Award winner, Bruce Bouillet last month. A few months ago, that guitar was sitting neglected in my closet.PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM WALLACEWhen I was in high school, I took a class entitled Death and Dying. As part of the final exam, students had to plan their own funerals in complete detail. In my funeral plan, I listed the usual stuff such as friends I would like to have as pallbearers and the clothes I should be dressed in, but I had one unusual request: I wanted to be buried with my 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitar. As I grew older and developed a modicum of maturity, I realized that it would be a near-criminal waste of a fine instrument to bury it with my dead body. But I kept the guitar. As the years went by, I played it less and it sat in a closet more, something that struck me as also near criminal. At the beginning of July, I traded it to a good friend of mine, a very successful photographer, for a bunch of camera gear. I knew that he loved the guitar and I needed to upgrade my cameras to be ready for the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, the historic last shuttle launch. At the time, I thought it would be worth it. Atlantis, of course, launched successfully and I got my photos one of which ran five columns on an inside page using what is called spot color. It wasnt full color, just black, white and blue. The night before the launch, I slept in my car in the parking lot at the Kennedy Space Center press site. Due to the massive influx of worldwide media, we were told that if we left, we might not be able to get back in. As the sun rose By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net hours before the launch, I set up three still cameras ranging from wide angle to extreme telephoto, and a video camera. Everything worked flawlessly, and it was a thrill to see the space shuttle lift off for the heavens. But then it was over, and I realized that for the first time since I was 13 years old, I didnt own an electric guitar. Ive written in the past about how my wife Michelle changed all of that, bringing home a relatively inexpensive guitar she noticed me admiring on a website. But that was my story my old guitars story is more interesting. My friend handed the guitar off to a luthier (a guitar builder / artisan) for a complete refurbishment. The luthier ended up replacing the bridge, pulling off and replacing each and every fret, and replacing the nut (the string guide near the top of the neck). He also refinished places where the varnish had worn off and filled a few holes for a guitar strap that had been there since I bought the guitar in 1980. His work (and the guitar) was so spectacular that the entire refurbishment ran as a threepart series in Premiere Guitar Magazine. And then there was the kicker: my friend posted a photo of Grammy-award winning guitarist Bruce Bouillet playing it onstage with the rock band ASIA. My old guitar the one that I had planned to be buried with, the one that spent a few decades sitting in a closet was onstage. It seems my guitar has gone on to better things than I have. I have a question for everyone who reads this column, and I hope you will take the time to respond. I hope to hear from both older readers who can provide some perspective and younger readers who can provide some up-to-theminute reality on modernday life. My question is Has your life turned out the way you expected it would? How Ive envisioned my life has shifted over the years. In truth, I no longer remember what the younger me expected my life would be, but I know with certainty that this isnt it. I expected something more from myself. I expected accomplishments and success that I dont feel have materialized. And now as I approach my fifth decade, I am finding that I need to reconcile the fact that the dreamy, nebulous success and accomplishments may never materialize. I may not have enough time left. That isnt a complaint, mind you, it is simply adiscomfort. I have a wonderful wife, a good job, I live indoors and have a few toys, and I can buy groceries. I am blessed. CBS News recently ran a feature about families in Florida who have lost their homes to foreclosure, have run out of money for motels, have given up on overcrowded homeless shelters and are now living in their cars. No one knows how many people are living that way, but I think it can be assumed the number is frighteningly high. Whole families who have never before been homeless are living in their vehicle, that is reality today, particularly here in Florida. In light of that, Id slap myself silly before allowing myself to whine about my lot in life. Even if it all collapsed today, on the whole Ive been an extremely lucky guy. Yet sometimes I feel as though I am in the wrong place, but I have no idea where the right place is. Am I alone in that feeling? The guitar that only a few months ago was sitting in my closet has made it big. Bruce Bouillet only borrowed it for the ASIA concert in Minneapolis but, knowing my friend, I have a feeling it will go on to even bigger and better things. Hmmmif it can do it, perhaps its not too late for me. Im not sure where the right place is, but I feel it might be nearby. I guess Ill keep looking. Are you still looking? Are you there? Id love to hear from you. My email address is mitch@ observernews.net.My guitar rocks on. Should I gently weep?

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 9 www.Tacklepak.comFishing & Hunting Apparel & Accessories Daiwa Fishing Rod & Reel Combos Warehouse Clearance Sale Just in time for Christmas!! State-of-the-Art Lab & X-Rays Onsite Express Care of Tampa Bay, Inc. We Do Onsite Flu Screenings BRANDON 107 Robertson St. 651-4100 APOLLO BEACH 6015 Rex Hall Lane 641-0068 Emergency Room Physician AvailableNo Long Waits in the ER Open 7 Days9am-9pm Flu Shots $25 As the first complaint was being made, the three reversed direction, speeding across S.R. 674 into SCCs south side to strike another occupied house on Captiva Court. Refusing first to open her door to knocking in the middle of the night and then alerted by the sound of the door being forced open, the female resident reportedly fled into her garage using a telephone to call for help. It was unknown at deadline what may have been stolen before the trio exited the dwelling. It was, however, the end of the invasion spree. Unable to exit the community to the south, Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera attempted to reach S.R. 674 to the north, but were bottled up by deputies while still on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, records indicate. In coordinated rapid response to the alarms, a HCSO helicopter pilot searched for the trios location from the air as deputies on the ground established a perimeter, encircling the area to contain the suspects. Their exact location soon was pinpointed and broadcast, allowing deputies to tighten up the perimeter and then to take them into custody, all within a matter of minutes. Investigations pertinent to the consecutive home invasions are continuing and HCSO officers declined to identify the victims, stating only that they are recovering. The several felonies with which Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera are charged range from first to third degrees and carry substantial prison sentences upon conviction. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonHome invasions BUSINESS NEWS David J. Brate, owner of Brate Aluminum & Construction and his family are collecting donations for the LifeCare of Brandon Crisis Pregnancy Center. Founded in 1987, the Center is a Christ centered, non-profit outreach ministry serving the greater Brandon community including southern Hillsborough County. Through compassionate care, education,counseling, practical support, and community networking, they provide support to teens, women, couples and families who are facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy. Additionally, they offer hope and healing to those suffering from the heartbreak of a past abortion. The center relies on the community to support its ministry through the donation of supplies such as diapers and baby wipes and items for use by new mothers and infants, as well as financial support. Donations can be dropped off at the Brate Aluminum & Construction office located at 1577 27th Street, SW in Ruskin. People interested in making a larger donation may call the Brate office at 813-649-1599 to arrange for pick up. The center is located at 122 North Moon Avenue in Brandon. To learn more about the Center visit their website at www. lifecareofbrandon.com or you may call them directly at 813-654-0491. The Brate family has been serving the construction and remodeling needs of the communities of SouthShore for three generations. To schedule your free project estimate call 813-649-1599.Local business owner donates suppliesDavid Brate, Nancy Parrish and Carolyn Sessoms are proud to donate essential items for new moms through the Brandon Crisis Pregnancy Center.DAR welcomes new membersCol. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR in Sun City Center welcomed three new members at their November meeting. There was also a presentation by Southeastern Guide Dogs on their Paws for Patriots program. Pictured above, left to right, is Mary Culliton, Chaplain; Pat Fricke, Membership; Barbara Canaday; Rae Zile; Patricia White-Moore and Beverly Engles, Regent.

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The teams operations manager, Feddy Azofeifa did comment on how many emails he was receiving of interest of local player wanting to tryout and even players outside the state of Florida. The Raiders are very excited today to announce that they have an official date, time and location for their final tryout. The host of the Raiders tryout will be Bryant Stadium in Lakeland located at 1125 N Florida Ave Lakeland, Fl 33805. The tryouts will be held on December 3, 2011 and registration will begin at 10 a.m. with workouts starting at 11 a.m. Players are advised to bring cleats and proper clothes for a variety of different drills and plenty of liquids for hydration. The players can pre-register at www.lakelandraiders.com and click on player tryouts. The cost if pre-registered will be $40 and to register at the event will be $50. Lakeland Raiders owner Michael Mink also commented We have had two tryouts and have found some great athletes but we are looking for the best players and still have many spots to fill on our roster. We hope everyone that attends is ready to compete but have fun during the tryouts. Hope to see everyone out there. For more information about the Lakeland Raiders visit the team website at www.lakelandraiders. com or call 863-834-7511. The Raiders will be playing home games at The Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Center offers a full variety of sporting events, concerts and shows. The Lakeland Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. and can be reached at 863-8348111.tLake c The Raiders were founded by Michael Mink and owned by Michael Mink and Robert Tannenbaum. The Arena Football Team in the Ultimate Indoor Football League(www. theuifl.com). 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X 12 Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Music by the Randy McNeely Band from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Dec. 7 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Dec. 1 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 NO Fish Fry. Chippendales at 7:30 p.m. $12 advance or $18 at door. Call (813) 645-2935. Saturday, Dec. 3 District Meeting, Zephyrhills at noon. Turkey Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Music by Nightlife from 7 to 11 p.m. Queen of Hearts. Sunday, Dec. 4 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. by the LAVFW. Monday, Dec. 5 Darts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor at Little Harbor at 9 a.m. American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m. Riverview Marine Corps League to meetThe next meeting of the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at American Legion Post #148, 7240 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Riverview. This active Detachment would like to invite all area Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend this meeting and learn what they are all about. For more information, call Dennis Antle at (813) 8350551 or visit their website at www. mclriver view.org. F lorida sta tues 456. 062 The pa tiie nt a nd any o the r per son responsi ble for payme nt has a right to refu se to pay, can cel payme nt, o r be re imb ursed for payme nt of any o the r servi ce, examina tion, o r treatme nt whic h is per forme d as a resul t of the ad ver tiseme nt a nd within 72 ho urs of respo nding to the ad ver tiseme nt for the fr ee, discounte d o r re duced fee servi ce examina tio n o r treatme nt. Expires 12/31/11 4020 State Road 674, Suite 2 Sun City Center, FL $25 OFF 813-634-9260Expires 12-31-11John V. Dunne, MD F ACS, Bo ard CertedBody Enhancement Centers, Inc.ErasersTM 4020 State Road 674, Suite 2 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comlike us on Facebook: facebook.com/erasersinc Body Enhancement Centers, Inc.ErasersTM Urban Trust turns 4Urban Trust Bank, 9205 Gibsonton Drive, Gibsonton, hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 27 to celebrate their fourth year serving the greater Riverview community. Urban Trust Bank (UTB) is a federally chartered community bank that provides value oriented banking and alternative financial services through a network of branches in Florida. UTB is headquartered in Central Florida and has 24 branch locations, with 23 branches located inside select Walmart Supercenters. For more information, call (813) 769-5173. Photo provided by Huth and Booth Photography BUSINESS NEWS Ladies Club of Summerfield deliversThe Ladies of the Summerfield Ladies Club have delivered 123 gift boxes to Hillsborough Countys Nutrition Services, part of the Department of Aging Services. The Coordinator, Catherine Leto, received these gifts and will oversee the delivered to the patrons of the home delivery of meals. Ms. Leto stated that her department delivers a weeks meals to approximately 100 patrons per week in the south county area. The gifts were donated by the Ladies Club as well as the Summerfield Crossings community as a whole. School Board reorganizesThe Hillsborough County School Board elected a new chair and vice chair. Candy Olson was selected to succeed Doretha W. Edgecomb as School Board chair, and April Griffin was selected vice-chair. This is Olsons third time as chair, represents District 2 on the School Board. Griffin was re-elected in 2010 to her second term representing the District 6 countywide seat on the Board. This will be her first time as vice-chair.

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FWC moves to protect tiger sharks, hammerheadsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved Nov. 16 to prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and three species of hammerheads from state waters in an effort to further protect these top predators that rely on Florida waters to survive. The new measures, which also prohibit the possession, sale and exchange of tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks harvested from state waters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. These sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters. For more information on shark fishing, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing and either Recreational Regulations or Commercial. DECEMBER 1, 2011 13 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 WOODLORE SHUTTERS the character of wood, advanced durability and value pricing in a custom, composite wood shutter. Call today for more information or a free in-home consultation. Special pricing till end of year.....s.f. Installed Hunting evaluation public meeting set for Dec. 5The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently completed an evaluation of eight District-managed lands to determine if additional hunting opportunities are available. Draft proposals for four of these lands will be presented at a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Hillsborough Community College John R. Trinkle Center, 1206 North Park Road, Plant City. The draft proposals are for the following lands: Preserve District staff will be available to present information and receive public comment. The draft proposals are available on the Districts website at www.WaterMatters.org/ The other four properties that are part of the initial evaluation will be presented at a public meeting For more information on the hunt evaluation or the upcoming meetings, visit the Districts website at Resources Department at 1-800423-1476, ext. 4456.Chairman and Captains selected for 8th annual KP Ryder Cup Moran to be chairman of the leagues team match play tournament, aka captains. Tournaments and are looking forward to selecting their individual teams. The field will be restricted to 52 players (26 each team) and the members are urged to sign up as soon as possible. Information sheets are posted on the bulletin boards at the Kings Point and Falcon Watch golf courses. The signup sheets are in the Ryder Cup book at the Kings Point clubhouse. Signup and entry fee (check) of $64 must be completed and paid by Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Fee includes banquet expenses for two on Saturday night and lunch following the tournament on Sunday. The matches will be played with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. The pre-tourney banquet on Saturday will take place in From Left to Right: Jack Kubiak, Clem Bissonette, Jack Moran (holding Ryder Cup Trophy), Jim Lahti, Bill Gram Frank Diehl wins world championship paint horse titleFrank Diehl of Wimauma, Florida, captured a World Championship Championship Paint Horse Show. mier events. Diehl claimed the championA Special Color, a 2002 gelding owned by the rider. In the class, horses must calmly enter a herd of cattle, drive and separate a single cow then keep it from re-entering the herd. This is repeated until time runs out. 19 and over. They are required to show a selfor family-owned horse and cannot show, ride, judge or train horses for payment. The World Championship Paint Horse Show features the finest gathering of Paint Horses from annual world-class competitions can Paint Horses and their owners. The second in the 2011 series, the onship Show was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worths cultural district. With over 1,000 talented paint horses and more than 2,500 entries, exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling $500,000. a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves approximately 64,000 active members around the world. For more information about ship Show, including entry details, results and a list of competitors, visit aphaworldshow.com or call

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That assumption was turned into panic as recently as 1938, when Orson Welles presented The War of the Worlds as a live news radio broadcast, leading thousands of people to believe that Earth was being invaded by Martians. The idea of non-natural structures on the planet continued until 1965 when NASAs Mariner 4 became the first spacecraft to successfully reach and photograph Mars. Since then, NASA has landed increasingly complex rovers on Mars with the current rover, named Opportunity, still operational from the 2004 mission. The high-resolution photographs provided by the rovers has dispelled most, but not all, conjecture of man-made objects on the planet (Google Woman on Mars for more on recent conjecture). With the latest rover, Curiosity, due to land in August of 2012, human knowledge of Earths closest neighbor is expected to grow by leaps and bounds. Curiosity is not only the largest rover ever launched, but it also contains 10 instruments for scientific study, and even has a rock-zapping laser built onto its forehead. The instruments are designed to bore into the planet to determine if Mars was ever hospitable for life, to look for telltale signs in the air, in the texture of rocks, and in mineral and chemical compositions of the soil both on and beneath the surface. What it is not designed to do, however, is look for existing life. While Curiosity is highly advanced, the rover may not notice living microbes, if any exist. In fact, finding remnants of ancient life will be difficult. Even here on Earth, NASA describes it as an emerging science. Due to a similar axis tilt, Mars and Earth both enjoy seasons. On Mars, however, with a much thinner atmosphere than Earth and at greater distance from the sun, those seasons are extreme with temperatures ranging from nearly 200 degrees below zero Fahrenheit during the polar nights to occasionally reaching 80 degrees in the daytime near the equator during the summer months. Surface winds range from zero to 20 miles per hour, with gusts to 90 miles per hour. The planet experiences dust storms that can last for months at a time, sometimes engulfing nearly the entire planet. It is about half the size of Earth but with no oceans, it has roughly the same land mass. The length of a day on Mars is almost identical to that of Earth, but its year is twice as long, as are its individual seasons. Although ice appears on the poles of the planet, the barren surface has little to suggest the presence of life. Billions of years ago, however, things may have been different. The goal of Curiosity is to search for the basic chemical building blocks of life from inside the Gale Crater, just south of the equator. Curiosity will also assess and characterize the geology of the landing site, investigate planetary processes relating to past habitability (including the role of water) by determining the present state of atmospheric components and assessing its long-term evolution, and investigate surface radiation, including galactic cosmic radiation and solar radiation. All of which will help to guide future robotic missions and even manned missions to Mars. For the non-scientists among us, the entire expedition will involve some revolutionary and amazing technology, in addition to the laser beam that will be used to analyze the chemistry of rocks. In something never before attempted, Curiosity will be lowered to the surface using a rocket-powered sky crane. The sky crane will lower Curiosity using cables while rockets slow the descent to nearly a hover, gently landing the rover to Mars. It is the stuff of science fiction turned into science reality. For all of the advances in technology, success at interplanetary exploration remains elusive with roughly two-thirds of all missions to Mars by the worlds various space agencies ending in failure. The Soviet Union was the first to attempt launching probes to Mars in 1960, but NASA was the first to reach the planet successfully in 1965. Russia was also the first to land a spacecraft on the planet with one probe crashing and another failing 15 seconds after landing. The first successful landing was NASAs Viking program in 1976. In the time since, NASA has held a remarkable track record with MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSee CURIOSITY, page 16Curiosity towards Mars%  Holiday Teddy Bear Round-UpSun City Center Curves is excited to be one of the drop off sites for the Rough Riders Teddy Bear Round-Up again this year. Every Christmas season the Rough Riders collect thousands of Teddy bears from the bay area and deliver to patients in local hospitals. Sun City Center Curves invites you to drop off NEW Teddy bears at their location at 761 Cortaro Drive, Ruskin (in the MarketPlace Plaza). All are invited to join in the round up. Drop off deadline is December 15 at 6 p.m. If you have been thinking about exercising, now is a great time to join. When you bring in a NEW Teddy Bear you can try the Curves workout for one month for $30.

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18 DECEMBER 1, 2011 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! Achievement Academy Polk County, FL A better Florida and a better world Mosaic has long been committed to supporting the United Way, in order to benet the communities where we operate. This includes not only monetary donations, but also the personal involvement of our employees. Over the years, weve had a strong tradition of annual employee contribution drives for United Way. Together with our employees, Mosaic donated over $3.4 million during the 2010 campaign. Of those funds, more than $2.1 million was designated just for United Way initiatives beneting Florida communities.We support our communities andlove to watch them thrive. Local businesses hope shoppers will Occupy Main StreetMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThis years Black Friday sales set records with a 6.6 percent increase over last year, according to Shoppertrak. Area businesses hope residents will include locally-owned stores in their shopping plans. mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Occupy Wall Street movement has swept across the nation, including in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, with few stated goals but a commonly repeated theme of protest regarding how most Americans are left out of the political and business opportunities afforded to the largest and most wealthy entities. Whether in agreement or not with the occupy movement, this years Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, was for many Americans an effort to occupy Main Street, focusing on shopping at small and local businesses, with the idea of keeping money in the local economy. Shoppertrak, a service that tracks traffic at shopping malls and other retail locations has declared this years Black Friday as one for the record books with an estimated $11.4 billion in one-day sales, a 6.6 percent increase over last year. Black Friday was followed by Small Business Saturday, an event kicked off last year by American Express. The credit card company offered customers a $25 credit for registering on their Facebook page and then making a purchase from a participating small business. The Small Business Administration generally defines a small business as one with fewer than 500 employees. Based on that criterion, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, employ half of all private sector employees, and pay 44 percent of the total U.S. private payroll. Perhaps more importantly, small businesses have generated 65 percent of all new jobs over the past 17 years. The American Express Small Business Saturday included numerous small, local businesses ranging from the Ybor Grille to locally owned Ace Hardware stores to Southeast Windows and Glass. The American Express Facebook Page offers the ability to search for and Like local, small businesses, encouraging visitors to Shop Small to support neighborhood businesses. For the first time, I thought about it this year, said one Ruskin shopper over the weekend. I considered going to a big store for my purchases but decided to go to the locally-owned store. I wanted to keep my money here. With the Christmas shopping just beginning, dozens of South Hillsborough businesses hope other shoppers will feel the same way.Christmas in the ParkPALMETTO Start your holiday festivities with an oldfashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum December 2nd and 3rd from 5 to 9 p.m. This free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy beautifully decorated buildings, kids crafts, entertainment and of course, Santa. Featured activities include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, birdfeeders and petting animals with FFA, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. In addition to free craft projects, there will be a Childrens Holiday Craft Corner where crafts can be made for $1 or $2. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. Food vendors on the premises include Demetrios Pizza, Word of Mouth BBQ, Snak It To Me and Crusader Cafe. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childrens cancer research and the Womans Club of Palmetto Sweet Shop will raise funds for family programming. In the spirit of Christmas, help needy families by bringing canned goods for First United Methodist Church of Palmettos food pantry and drop them off at park entrances. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information and to find out what time Santa is due to arrive, call 941-721-2034. A canine pal visited with Santa during last years Christmas in the Park.

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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 Service dogs: These dogs are specially trained to help people with physical disabilities due to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinsons disease, chronic arthritis and many other disabling conditions. They help by performing tasks their owner cannot do or has trouble doing, like carrying or retrieving items, picking up dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, assisting with dressing and undressing, helping with balance, household chores and more. Hearing dogs: For those who are deaf or hearing impaired, hearing dogs can alert their owner to specific sounds such as ringing telephones, doorbells, alarm clocks, microwave or oven timers, smoke alarms, approaching sirens, crying babies or when someone calls out their name. Seizure alert and response dogs: For people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders, these dogs can recognize the signs that their owner is going to have a seizure, and provide them with advance warning, so he or she can get to a safe place or take medication to prevent the seizure or lessen its severity. They are also trained to retrieve medications and use a pre-programmed phone to call for help. These dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes, panic attacks and various other conditions. Finding a Dog If youre interested in getting your mom a service dog, contact some assistance dog training agencies. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a list-Dear Savvy Senior Can assistance dogs help seniors with physical limitations? My mother, whos 60, has progressive multiple sclerosis and Im wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Dog Loving LindaDear Linda For people with disabilities and certain medical conditions, assistant dogs can be fantastic help, not to mention they provide great companionship and an invaluable sense of security. Heres what you should know. Assistance Dogs While most people are familiar with guide dogs that help people who are blind or visually impaired, there are also a variety of assistance dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities, hearing loss and various medical conditions. Unlike most pets, assistance dogs are highly trained canine specialists usually Golden and Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds that know approximately 40 to 50 commands, and are amazingly well-behaved and calm. Heres a breakdown of the different types of assistance dogs and what they can help with. By Jim Miller Assistance Dogs Can Make Life Easier for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORing of around 75 U.S. training agencies on their website that you can access at assistancedogsinternational.org. After you locate a few, youll need to either visit their website or call them to find out the types of training dogs they offer, the areas they serve, if they have a waiting list, and what upfront costs will be involved. Many agencies offer dogs for free, and others may charge several thousand dollars. To get an assistance dog, your mom will need to show proof of her disability which her physician can provide, and shell have to complete an application and go through an interview process. She will also need to go and stay at the training facility for a week or two so she can get familiar with her dog and get training on how to handle it. Its also important to understand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your mom or some other friend or family member must be able and willing to provide. Savvy Tip: For more information on assistance dogs visit workinglikedogs.com, an educational website for people who are interested in getting an assistance dog. They also offer Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook for $22. 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.Become a Master Gardener VolunteerA love of gardening, a search for knowledge, and a desire to share that learning with others are central to why gardeners join the Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Right now the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is accepting applications from members of the community who are interested in joining the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Today, more than ever, home gardeners are becoming active Master Gardener volunteers. Master Gardeners not only become better home gardeners and environmental stewards, but also advise and inform the community on Florida-Friendly landscapes and better gardening techniques. Master Gardeners provide volunteer leadership and service to the residents of Manatee County. They answer homeowner gardening questions, conduct plant clinics, create demonstration gardens, beautify community landscaping, and teach principles of environmental horticulture. Florida adopted the Master Gardener concept in 1979 with Manatee County as one of the three original Florida counties to conduct Master Gardener Training. Due to tremendous success, the program is now active in over 80% of Floridas counties. The Florida Master Gardener Program is sponsored by the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), of which the Extension Service is a part. Manatee County boasts over 80 active members. Important requirements for becoming a Master Gardener are an interest in learning about gardening and horticulture, time to attend the intensive training course and study many areas of horticulture, and a willingness to share what you learn with others. What is so special about Master Gardeners? You can get the same gardening information from television, books, or gardening magazines. No one could argue there is a tremendous amount of gardening information available. However, Master Gardeners are making a valuable difference in their communities by providing the information and the newest research on horticulture topics from the University of Florida. sadors of the University of Florida Extension and extend the mission of the land-grant university into our community. They are trained and certified in research-based, cutting edge horticultural practices. are representatives of the Manatee County Extension Service and provide educational information as a free public service. ing, hands-on demonstrations when it comes to gardening. Master Gardeners consider it an honor, and part of their charter, to teach others the how-tos of gardening and landscaping. neighbors; they provide information on growing and maintaining plants suitable to our specific geographical location, rather than generalizing to a regional area. Interested? Download an application from Web site http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu and click on the Master Gardener Program link on the left side of the web page under the subheading of Lawn and Garden or call Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent, at (941) 722-4524 for an application or for more information.

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20 DECEMBER 1, 2011 FISH TALESLive bait is hard to come byWhat a great time of the year to fish. With the clock set back one hour, daylight comes an hour earlier and our weather is wonderful. Dont forget that gag grouper season has closed and will not open again until July 1 when the season opens again. You may catch them but must release your catch. Dont be caught with one in your well. Spanish mackerel have stayed in our bay waters and have been a consistent catch. They are catching them with golden spoons and light tackle. Sheepshead are big, huge, and plentiful this time of the year. This black and white striped fish is ugly and full of bones, but lean and has a beautiful white meat. Great for your diet. You can catch them from your pier, from bridges, from land, or in your boat in the bay waters, rivers and canals. Live baits become hard to come by this time of the year. I suggest that you get to the bait shops early in the morning to get the large or extra large shrimp. It is a good idea to take several bags of frozen shrimp along as many of the fish are extra hungry waiting for food. Use the frozen when live is gone. It is about impossible to find schools of live bait this time of the year. With lower tides this time of the year, you might fish deeper waters, as the fish have moved from the shallows to deeper flats. Watch for mullet jumping, you can throw your nets in a round circle and get enough mullet to complete your day. You will be sure to have dinner on the table. It is the time of the year for hush puppies, cheese grits and fried mullet. Mangrove snapper are still a good catch. Dont bypass this fish. They make a good tablefare. Plenty are waiting for you out in the bay channels. With the weather getting cooler at times, you will find that flounder are not so lazy and are submerging to the surface off the sandy bottom where they have been all summer. Many larger than usual catches have been made this week. This flat, one-eyed fish does not appear to be a great eating fish, but it is a lean white meat and most popular by many. Tripletail have been caught this week. It is mostly an open water fish and hides behind channel buoys, wrecks or any object beneath, in which they can hide. They like shrimp, crabs or such bait. Food value is not the greatest. Redfish are swimming in larger groups. Catches have been great. They still are a restricted catch with only one per person per day. Legal catch not less than l8 or more than 27. They are so plentiful that many anglers are catching and releasing, only keeping their legal catch. This fish is great baked, stuffed with Ruskin onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and potatoes. Trout are plentiful in the grassy flats. Often anglers have difficulty setting the hook in their soft mouths. It is an art to hook one and get it safely inside of your boat. They are great tablefare, even fried for breakfast. Cobia are hovering in waters from 25 to l00. If it is real cold, many will migrate to the warm waters of TECO. Catches have been made of 20 to 35 pounders. We have great weather with a range from 70 to 80, as we enjoy fishing in December. Think about others in the snow. How lucky and blessed are we. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek Dance at Manatee RV ParkThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Park Hall located at 6302 U.S. 41 South. Music by Brian Ashley. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. The public is invited and admission will be a $4 donation. For more information, call J. Sullivan 813-649-9150. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. -5 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.. Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, 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, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7 days only $643. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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16 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Vigil with Kim Mullins Friday, Dec. 30 7-11 p.m. Rolling River Band Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year Eve Dinner and Dance with Rolling River Band All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe 3rd Annual Student Reddick, Ruskin and ny, Inc. Yes, the winners cards are now ready for sale. front desk at a cost of The SouthShore Regional Cypress Creek Elementary School Reddick Elementary School Ruskin Elementary School Wimauma Elementary School Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-off HC Hispanic employees recognized Lighted Boat Parade on Little ManateeRiverside Boat Club at Riverside Club Golf and Boating Resort will hold its annual Christmas lighted boat parade on Monday, Dec. 5. The parade will gather at 6 p.m. at the marina in Hayes Bayou on the Little Manatee River, proceed downriver to the Hwy. 41 bridge, and return. It will conclude with pot luck refreshments at the Riverside Club marina. Best viewing will be along the river between 6 and 7 p.m. The club welcomes non-residents who interested in decorating their boats and joining this years parade. Decorated boats can arrive at the marina by water prior to 6 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, Dec. 6.For more information, call Bill Troeber at (813) 938-1299.Check out the Summerfield Holiday Craft Market in Riverview. ty crafters and vendors will have day. Holiday art contest winners

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22 DECEMBER 1, 2011 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r 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! formerly of Southshore BarberNOW AT C N Js Beauty StopWelcomes Back Former and New Clients to her new location602 W. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin(4 Blocks West of Hwy. 41) SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYA Call To All Adult Fiber Artists For The Crawford Gallery Thursday, Dec. 1 All Day The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for 2012 Fiber Artists (quilting, weaving and handmade paper)for a group fiber show in March/ April 2012 in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are available at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are due December 1, 2011. Questions? Contact Laurie Burhop at 273-3652. Ask-A-Health-Care-Professional Discussion Friday, Dec. 2 1 to 2 p.m. Join us as a health care professional shares information on Medicare and Home Health Care. A question-and-answer session will follow. Great Books Discussion Group Saturday, Dec. 3 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A moderated discussion of John Updikes classic work, Rabbit, Run.Honest Floridians pay the price for PIP fraud.Thats the takeaway from meetings I attended around the state recently where PIP auto insurance fraud was the topic of discussion. PIP, or personal injury protection, is insurance coverage added to your overall auto policy that is intended to pay for medical, and other expenses associated with a car crash, regardless of fault. In Florida, a minimum of $10,000 PIP coverage is required with each policy. We pay the highest auto liability insurance premiums in the nation 56 percent more than other states. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in staged accidents and questionable claims, which is why the number of crashes is going down, while the number of PIP claims and the cost of those claims is going up. After receiving a PIP fraud update during the Cabinet meeting in Tallahassee, Floridas Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and I participated in listening meetings with Floridians in Tallahassee, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Miami to hear their concerns about PIP fraud and ideas for a solution. We learned that, if we do nothing, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation predicts a 29 percent PIP pure premium increase each year. While the pure premium increase directly impacts the insurer, the costs get passed down to consumers through rate hikes, since insurers must raise rates to close the gap created by rapidly increasing fraud costs. In a time when were working every day to get Floridas economy back on its feet, the last thing we need is fraudsters to cause auto insurance premiums to skyrocket and raise the cost of living in this state, something I have vowed to prevent as Governor. After listening to constituents affected by PIP fraud and their solutions to the problem, I announced four pillars that must be addressed to fix PIP: fraud prevention, litigation reform, utilization and provider reform and accountability. My expectation is that we will provide significant PIP reform this legislative session. Florida consumers have already paid over $800 million for PIP fraud over the last several years and enough is enough. Florida needs better protections for consumers, and I am committed to holding the line on runaway premiums in order to fulfill my promise to keep the cost of living low and get our state back to work. I encourage all Floridians with ideas for fixing PIP to email me at Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com or call your House and Senate members and let them know that you expect them to support PIP reform so we can reduce the cost of auto insurance in Florida.From the desk of Gov. Rick Scott Combating GriefGrief is a natural response to loss. Its the emotional suffering you feel when someone you love is taken away. The single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people. Even if you arent comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstance, its important to express them when you are grieving. Sharing your loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry. Kelly Kowall, the proud Gold Star Mother of Spec. Corey Kowall who was killed in Afghanistan on September 20, 2009, founded FAVE Boating Expeditions [a 501 (c) (19) non-profit organization] to provide a variety of boating excursions to those who had endured the loss of a fallen soldier as a way to help them heal. To expand on the healing that these boating trips provide, she is currently developing a peer mentoring program for soldiers and veterans with the assistance of Darcie Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS writer, speaker and cofounder of Grief Inc, and Edmond Dubreuil, MSW, ACSW, RCSWI professional mental health consultant and Executive Director of The Community Mental Wellness Center. This dba 501 (c) (3) non-profit endeavor is Eyes on the Skies Project Corregidor. This program will be available to our Soldiers and Veterans starting in 2012. Their mission to provide veterans who have suffered the loss of a fallen soldier the skills necessary to become peer mentors for soldiers returning from deployments where they too have endured the pain of losing a comrade in arms. Eyes on the Skies Project Corregidor will be utilizing Southern Comfort Inn in Ruskin to provide the essential housing for this program. Although the veterans and soldiers will definitely enjoy everything that this cozy Inn has to offer they will also be utilizing the boating trips as one of the therapeutic tools for those who will be participating in the peer mentor training and support program. By providing a relaxed setting and a safe environment in which healing can begin through support, communication, mentoring, and sharing of stories between those who have experienced the pain that stems from the death of a military service member and those who understand that pain their hope is that this program will help to lower the suicide rate, the divorce rate and the drug and alcohol abuse that is on the rise around military bases across the country. Currently, they are seeking volunteers at all levels to become involved with this program. If you are interested in assisting with this endeavor call Kelly Kowall at 727207-5844 or Edmond Dubreuil at 813-777-9777.Greening your holiday gifts is easier than ever this season with a symbolic sea turtle adoption from Sea Turtle Conservancy. Sea turtle adoptions are a fun way to spread the message of conservation during the holidays, said David Godfrey, executive director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. These symbolic adoptions also make a big impact, supporting sea turtle conservation efforts worldwide. Why sea turtles? These ancient creatures are among the most important indicators of the health of the worlds marine and coastal ecosystems. All seven sea turtle species are listed as threatened or endangered, and their continuing decline has serious implications for countless marine animals as well as for people. Sea turtle adoptions are a great way to help improve the survival outlook for sea turtles. For a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more, Sea Turtle Conservancy will send gift recipients a personalized adoption certificate, a Sea Turtle Conservation Guide, a membership window cling, a sea turtle sticker and bookmark, a magnet, and a one-year subscription to Sea Turtle Conservancys membership publication, all in a keepsake sea turtle folder. And for a limited time, upgrade any sea turtle gift adoption to the $50 level or above, and Sea Turtle Conservancy will include a free 2012 Sea Turtle Scenes Calendar in addition to the adoption premium (while supplies last). Delivery is free for US orders placed by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 4. To adopt a turtle online, visit AdoptASeaTurtle.org or call 1-800678-7853 to place a phone order.Green Your Holidays: Sea Turtle Adoption GiftsGenealogical Society to meetThe Tuesday, Dec. 20 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Jim and Terry Willard discussing The Civilized Internet for Genealogists. Since 1960, Terry and Jim have been teaching students, from age of 5 to 95. From 1995-2000, they served as co-hosts for the popular PBS Television series Ancestors. This meeting will be held at the SouthShore Regional Library, beginning at 1 p.m., following a noon luncheon. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by Dec. 14 by calling Beth Clarke at 642-9329. 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DECEMBER 1, 2011 23Back Pack MissionMembers of the United Community Church, in Sun City Center have generously contributed backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations to the Metropolitan Ministries program Backpacks of Hope. Approximately 5000 children receive new backpacks full of school supplies, along with haircuts, health screenings, child safety demonstrations and lots of fun at the Backpacks Block Party hosted by the Metropolitan Ministries. These children enter school with a bright future filled with hope and opportunity. You may Contact Metropolitan Ministries at 813209-1000 or log on to www.metromin.org for further information. CCW Card PartyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up your table in advance and attend their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. There will be an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 633-2460. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $35................before noon$30...................after noon$20...................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 12/31/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and Saturday OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com SEASONAL SAVINGS has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617We accept most long-term care insurance policies.References upon request. You DO have choices. How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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? One of the most wonderful aspects of the Christmas season is music, and one of Sun City Centers best annual Christmas concerts is given by the German American Chorus and the South Shore Concert Band, sharing the gifts of song and instrumental numbers at Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. German American ChorusThe band, under the direction of Edwin Nawrock, will delight you with the sounds of Christmas and the chorus, under the direction of Lynn Hirschfeld, features a wide variety of music, from German folk songs and operatic numbers to beautiful and inspiring carols. Tickets are $5 and are available from all members. They are also being sold at the Atrium kiosk mornings from 9 a.m. until noon beginning on Dec. 1. Tickets will also be available at the door. Dont miss this outstanding and uplifting concert.Chorus and band unite for Christmas concertThe Mary & Martha House in Ruskin would like to acknowledge the grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center Helen Hill Trust that made the purchase of a new/used truck possible for the agency. The funds will help to ensure that the agencys Thrift Store can continue to pick up furniture and large household items that are sold in the agencys Thrift Store. The Store is a social enterprise venture that provides revenue to cover the operational costs associated with the Emergency Shelter Program. The mission of the Mary & Martha House is to provide emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their children so that they can obtain full-time employment and successfully move into permanent housing. Last year the agency provided housing to 121 women and children and 55% of these women gained full-time employment and moved their families into permanent housing. On behalf of the women and children, the Board of the Mary & Martha House would like to thank the Community Foundation for their generosity and support. For more information or to volunteer call 645-7874 or go to the agencys newly revamped website at www. marymarthahouse.org.Mary & Martha House thanks the Community Foundation of SCC Four new vendors open in Village ShoppesThe Village Shoppes of Ruskin is announcing and welcoming the arrival of four new vendors in the mall. Opening just in time for the Christmas rush is: Fritzis, who makes custom jewelry and also sells miscellaneous merchandise. John Gjertsen, operating as Ottos Den, specializes in jewelry repair, watches, and clocks; plus, Mimiz who sells collectables and also takes items on consignment; and, Roberts jewelry, specializing in fine gems and costume jewelry. Vendors, during the Christmas holidays are offering price breaks and specials to help stretch your dollars. Avoid the traffic at the malls, shop leisurely in air conditioned comfort in the spacious 75,000 square feet of shopping space and help support your local small business people while saving money. The Village Shoppes of Ruskin offer both used and new merchandise perfect for gift giving. The Village Shoppes is located on 19th. Ave. NE and US 41, just across from McDonalds in the old K-Mart building. The Village Shoppes are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and camaraderie are offered at 1 p.m. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. This meeting will feature both a silent auction and a round table discussion of Issues and Challenges in 2012. For more information, call Ann Guiles 813-383-5951.

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24 DECEMBER 1, 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 Fear is at the bottom of all intolerance. Hendrik W. Van Loon Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study Christmas Eve Service 6:30 p.m.Featuring a Childrens Christmas PageantSunday Service: 10:15 a.m. We meet at Kids-R-Kids 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 767-6994 www.ChristCommunityFL.com First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas tradition continuesA long time standing Christmas tradition in the South Shore area has been the First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas Production. It has been their gift to the community for over 20 years. The performances for this years production will be a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. This years production Jesus Our Treasure contains scenes filled with music, comedy and an unexpected twist in the storyline when Jacob (Sandy Weatherholt) tells his granddaughter (Molly Williams) how Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection impacted his entire life. As always there will be no charge. It is First Baptist Church of Ruskins gift to the community. If it is not already a tradition, why not start this year. First Baptist Church of Ruskin is located at 820 College Ave. W in Ruskin, 1/2 mile west of US 41. For more information call the church office at (813) 645-6439 or go to their website www.fbcruskin.org. St. Anne serves spaghetti dinnerThere will be a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus held at St. Anne Catholic Church located on US 41 and 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Spaghetti and meatballs with a salad will be served. The ticket price is $8 per person, children under 12 will be free.SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hosts eventsOn Dec. 1 SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents Dr. Robert P. Tucker, a regular presenter who speaks in depth, seriously but with humor,on pastoral and spiritual matters. This week Dr. Tucker will focus on Jesus Family As the Christmas season approaches, with all of its mythical trappings, Dr. Tucker will bring us back down to earth with a survey of what scholars know about the real, historical Jesus and his family. This week is their monthly food donation, so help fill the table. On Dec. 8 Dr. Ryan Cragun will join them with Repackaging Humanism as Spirituality Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 81363323491Church appreciates Pastor Tanner Recently Maranatha Church of God in Ruskin celebrated Pastor Appreciation Sunday for Pastor Don Tanner. Pastor Tanner has been at Maranatha Church of God for twenty-five years. Tanner came to Ruskin in 1986 from Alabama. He has helped church members through difficult times and celebrated in good times as well. He is truly a man of God and preaches Gods word with passion. Being a pastor requires more than preaching skills, he also makes needed repairs to buildings and keeps the grounds at the corner of SR 674 and U.S. 41. Tanner is known to be a hard worker. On the light side he enjoys cooking hot dogs and hamburgers outside at church social events. Pastor Tanner had a soft place in his heart for the many children who attended the day care while in operation. He has this same soft place for the elderly in nursing homes in the area and in Palmetto. He brings the Gospel alive in word and song and is assisted by Nita and Jack Parkins. For anyone who has witnessed his church services at Riviera Palms in Palmetto he ministers to each person attending not leaving until each has had either a handshake or a hug. Pastor Tanner playing his banjo Trinity Baptist Church hospitality committee prepared Thanksgiving dinner for 100 The Trinity Baptist Church hospitality committee organizes monthly covered dish dinners, the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and other special events. This year they hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 100 people. For more information call 634-4228.Front: Marian Hilton. Back row (L-R): Vern Elarth, Diane Nourse, Jane Elarth, Shirley Ratts, Nancy Lucas, Ivan Lucas, Herb Weidlich, Jeannie Weidlich.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 25 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor Area Places of Worship 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church 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 Voice of the Faithful to meet The Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years old), will meet on Monday, Dec. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Video will be interview with renowned theologian Hans Kung, Professor Emeritus Ecumenical Theology at Univ., Tubingen, Germany, He is also an expert of the Second Vatican Council. All interested people are welcome, bring a friend free. For more information call 634-9904 or larry_vaughan@ comcast.comWomens Bible study takes hiatusThe Womens Interdenominational Bible Study will end for the year on Dec. 12 followed by a Christmas Pot Luck Salad Luncheon in Creason Hall, United Methodist Church, 1211 W. Del Webb Blvd, SCC. All members, past members and guests are invited at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy the study. RSVP to 813-645-3656 by Dec. 7. They will begin a new study of Genesis at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2012 in Creason. For each of you, they wish a wonderful celebration of Christs Birth and a Blessed New Year.Unity in Brandon invites all to servicesRev. Ernestine Butler will be the speaker on Dec. 4 and Dec.11. Valleri Crabtree will be back Dec.18 by popular demand. She makes time fly with Dec. 25 and yes there will be worship on Christmas Day, lead by the whole congregation. A special Christmas service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Live Nativity at Ruskin United MethodistThere will be live animals, a portrayal of the birth of Christ, hot chocolate, snacks and its all for free. The Ruskin Youth Group, for their sixth year, will present the reenactment of the birth of Christ as taken from the Bible. Characters will include Joseph and Mary, the Wise Men, Shepherds and Angels plus live animals. The performance will take place outside on the church grounds. Children will receive candy canes and can meet and pet the animals in the stable. There will be two performances, at 6 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Ruskin United Methodist is located at 105 4th Street NW in Ruskin. That is just one block west of Highway 41 behind the SunTrust Bank. For more information call 813-645-1241.Carl E. Flodeen Jr.Carl E. Flodeen Jr., 92, entered his heavenly home on Nov. 22. He was the loving husband of Joan for 69 years, father of Linda Holmer (Daniel) and Pamela Harris, grandfather of Christopher Richards (Cherie) all of Brandon, FL and Britta Gibbon (Robert) of Apopka, FL, greatgrandfather of 2 and one surviving sister Betty Anderson of Moline, IL. He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister, Dorothy Brasmer and 1 great granddaughter. He was born in Moline, IL, son of Carl Sr. and Lois Reig. He graduated from Rock Island High School and was drafted very early in World War II serving nearly 5 years. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1980 as Chief in the tool engineering branch. In his retirement he loved playing golf and loved making people laugh. He will be missed. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Memorial plans are being made at a later date. Raymond Clifford MichelfelderRaymond Clifford Michelfelder, 84, passed away Nov. 23, 2011, with his family at his side. Ray was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. He lived with his wife Betty in Ringwood, N.J. for 45 years, moved to N.C. and then to FL. in 1999. He was a District Supervisor, Employment Services, for the state of N.J. for 35 years and a member of the American Legion for 63 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty; daughters, JoAnn Jones and Judy Sickora; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Morby, and brothers, David and Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL 33573.Arthur W. ReedArthur W. Reed, 89, of Sun City Center, Fl passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House, Ruskin. Born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1922, Arthur was a retired supervisor employed by J & L Steel Company, Louisville, Ohio. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of United Community Church, Sun City Center and B.P.O.Elks, Arthur is preceded in death by his wife Margaret A. Reed and sister, Maxine Laney. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Pacitti of Sun City Center; son, Terrence (Margaret) Reed of Tucson, AZ; daughter Catherine (Stephen) Baum of Fallbrook, CA and Lorraine (Rex) Broad of North Canton, Ohio; a sister, Lois Bittner of Chippewa, Pa. Arthur is also survived by 5 grandchildren Heather Reed, Shannon Murphy, Jaime Stahl, Cheryl Hamilton and Renee Broad, 6 greatgrandchildren Emelia and Molly Stahl, Zoe and Aeryn Murphy, Madeleine and Catelyn Reed. Arthur is also survived by a special friend Peggy Kotila of Sun City Center, Fl A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 at United Community Church, Sun City Center 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC FL 33573. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to Sun City Center Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Dr. Ruskin, FL 33573 or United Community Church 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl 33573 John B. WilliamsJohn B. Williams, 81, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly Greenwood, IN, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2011. John was born in Lafayette, TN on May 16, 1930 and retired as a Production Control Supervisor from Western Electric (Alcatel-Lucent). He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Dee Williams; daughter, Kim (Art) Droege; brother, Ralph D. Williams of Hopkinsville, KY; sisters Estelle Smith and Ruth Bandy of Indianapolis, IN. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Palm Garden of Sun City Center, 3850 Upper Creek Drive, SCC, FL 33573, CARE Inc., 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Feast of Dedication scheduledCome join Sound the Shofar at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 for a celebration of Hanukaha, Feast of Dedication. Bring a Biblically Kosher finger food to share. There will be a worship service and a short teaching on Did Yeshua celebrate Hanukkah? The gathering will meet at the South Shore Library. The library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon at 477-1517.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100decemDECEMBerER 1, 2011 THE SHOPPER 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 saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE FFind what you need in 105 personaPERSONAL 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 What If This Y ear, Y our New Years Resolution Came True . What If This Y ear, Y our New Years Resolution Came True . Check us out at FastTwitchFP.com or call 813.294.2836 Fast Twitch Fitness Performance Offers 260 FruitsRUITS/VeEG.AArtesian FFarms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College AAve., W. RRuskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAA lmost N N ew T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G G ibsonton D D r.,) Wednesday thru S Saturday, 9am3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G G ibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateS Saturday, D Dec. 3. Boardwalk of R RivL L ane, (off G G ibsonton D D r between USS 301 & I I-75) 8am-2pm. V Variety of items: F Furniture, clothing, books & home furnishings. Moving sale. S Saturday, D D ec 3, 9am5pm. King R R ichard Mobile Home E E state. (Corner of US S 301 & Big Bend) 10315 F F landers L L oop. T T oo much to list. Multi family yard sale. S S omething for everyone. S Saturday & S Sunday, 8am-4pm. 1708 A A lhambra Crest D D rive, V V enetian (off I I nterchange S St.) RRuskin Multi family. L L ots of nice items. computer items. D D ec 1, 2 & 3, 8am-2pm. 637 A A llegheny D D r., S S CC. F Follow signs. Yard sale. S Saturday, D Dec. 3, 8am2pm & S Sunday, D Dec. 4, 8am-4pm. 6240 F F lorida Circle West, A A pollo Beach. 1623 V V istoso L Lane (V V entana V V illage off Cypress Creek) F F riday & S Saturday, 8am-2pm. S Sofa, bakers rack, Christmas & collectibles (Hot Wheels, MatchBox, Johnny L Light ning, Barbies)G Garage sale. F Friday D Dec. 2, 8am2pm. 2321 L Lyndhurst D Dr., S SCC. (off D D el Webb West). Computer cabinet, household items & more Summereld Holiday Craft Market Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Summereld Community CenterSanta arrives at noon 40+ Crafters and Vendors, Food, Fun, Attendance Prizes DDo you need a sale? EEstate or moving. SSince 1972. Our promise to you is we make old things look new & new things look newer. Above The Rest 813-633-5013 or 813-431-5550 G G arage sale. 833 & 835 Birdie Way, A A pollo Beach. Christmas trees, decorations, collectibles, etc. N New propane & nearly new generators. Boat fire extinguishers, 30 amp power cord, new spinning rod holders, small R R ichee compass & more. S Saturday, DDec. 3, 8am-3pm. AA pollo Beach. G G lass top patio table, R R attan sofa, love seat, enclosed 7x12 trailer, 10x10 event tent canopy, large wall mirror, computer monitor, glassware, TV TVs, microwaves, Christmas, estate & misc. items. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-2pm. 6443 LLake SSunrise DDrG Garage sale. S SCC. D Doll houses/ furniture, 1/2, 1, natural wicker furniture with mattress. Christmas lights, miter saw 10 with laser, household items. F Friday 2 & S Saturday 3, 8am2pm. 1515 AAllegheny DDrive.G Garage sale. S Saturday 12/03 8am2pm. L Lots of kitchen & household items. A A ll new, fryers, steamers, lots of dishes, quilts, etc. 13235 Huge GGarage Sale Magnolia LLandings Court (off DDel Webb West) SSCC. Christmas, antiques, collectibles, household items, tools, motorcycle trailer & much more. SSigns posted. DDec. 2, 9am-2pm.G G arage sale. F F riday & S S aturday, 9am-1pm. Pool furniture, wicker set, household items, cigar humidors, paintings, living room rocker. 1610 V Ventana D Dr., near Cypress Creek golf course. Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Yard sale. 803 L L eisey Circle, R R uskin, (off 7th S S t. S S W & 3rd A A ve. S S W). T Tools, garden equipment, boating items, ladies clothing & accessories, tions, books, kitchen & household items, wall decorations. S Saturday, D Dec. 3, 7amT T ools, tools. S S aturday only, D D ec. 3, 8am-2pm. Miter 10 saw, drills, sander, skill saw, pressure washer & other household items. 818 White Heron Blvd., RRuskinG Garage sale. F Friday only, D D ec. 2, drews EEst. SSCCTools 18ft trailer, SSanta collectibles & misc. household items. 9am-3pm, S Saturday, DDec. 3. 613 24th AAve., S SW, RRuskin. G G arage sale. 1727 S S Pebble Beach Blvd., S S CC. F F riday & S S aturday, D Dec. 2 & 3. R Refrigerator very good, lots of household toys clothes baby items, garage items. S Something for everyone. 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 920 Del Webb East, SCCSofa w/Matching Loveseat, Twin Beds, Sofa Sleeper, Bookcases, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Armoire, Recliner, File Cabinet, Swivel Rocker, Cedar Chest, Patio Furniture, China Cabinet, Bedroom Chests, Tool Chest, Collectables, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales NETTIES ESTATE SALES1509 Arrowhead Dr.(off Valley Forge)Fri.-Sat., Dec. 2 & 37 a.m. to 1 p.m.Contents Include: Vintage Sofa, Side Chairs, Coffee & End Tables, Pink Recliner, Kitchen Table on Casters, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Server, Curio Cabinet, Glassware, Kitchenware, Collectibles, Full Size Bedroom Set, Desk & Chair, Lane Cedar Chest, Rocker Recliners, Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Lanai Set on Casters, Garden Tools, Household & Garage Items, Maytag Freezer, Treadmill, BIG, BEAUTIFUL, Fully Decorated CHRISTMAS TREE purchased at a Charity Auction, and Much More!PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 3: THE GREAT SHOE SALE50% OFF all SHOESPLUS, the Secret Sale 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! Elmiras Wildlife Sanctuary Tours also available 11 a.m. and Noon(941) 776-8975 Chulavista Landings ClubhouseCRAFT FAIRSATURDAY, DEC. 10Homemade Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors Wanted call Lee at 813-641-2689 Chulavista Landings MHPPARK-WIDECARPORT SALESATURDAY, DEC. 3Lunch available at Clubhouse 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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THE SHOPPER 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING BRow boat, Sears Game Fishing-12 with equipment. $150 obo. SCC. 813-633-2895SSLittle Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-7878531. www.littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com Im a Lowrey organ looking for a new homeIm almost new, cause Ive been played on only a few times and am lonesome now.My owner will accept $500. Please call to see me.Joy Trimble: 813-633-1100 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 MARIE TRASPORTATIO A Classis 72 Ford LTD conventible, cold air, restored, $8,500 obo. 98 Evinrude, $4,200 obo. 813-3809763 1996 White Grand Marquis, runs 813-928-7657 R LRnRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813345-6860 nBedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $550. 813494-5354 Living room set: sofa, recliners, end & cocktail tables, lamps, media console $600 for all, obo. 813-6336135, SCCGfCGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515BBGC 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. 813-649-8099MSHillsboro Memorial Gardens: 2 cemetery lots in the Garden of Cross, Lot 146-A, spaces 1 & 2. Great buy at $3950 obo. Call 813-633-1334 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Owner will consider both purchase and lease option offers with flexible terms. This property has 200 ft on U.S. Hwy. 41 and is set up for both office and warehouse space. The property is completely fenced in with parking for over 30 vehicles. This is a great location for a business that needs easy highway access and flexible space. Dont miss this opportunity! PRICE REDUCED TO $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER move in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C, Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 GREAT NEW LISTING, RUSKIN: Work from home, on this property, zoned CG, including a 2BR+Den house, screen porch, inside utility, wood floors, and an extension consisting of 4 offices/1.5BA, for a total of 2,600 sq. ft. Lot is 1 acre cleared, partially fenced, with few old oaks, detached garage and carport, circular driveway, and large road frontage. Close to schools, shopping and major highways, this property is perfectly maintained. $259,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CONCRETE BLOCK HOUSE FOR $45,000!. With 2BR/1BA, laminate floors, remodeled BA, enclosed addition, inside utility-rm, and a large fenced lot, this Apollo Beach home can make a perfect starter/retirement home or a great rental. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SUN CITY CENTER FURNISHED HOME: Clean, elegantly furnished, this 2BR/2BA + enclosed lanai, inside utility with washer, dryer, space for golf cart and garage, is move-in ready Large, bright living areas, nice kitchen with breakfast nook, walk-in-closets in BR, tiles in both BA, are many other desirable features. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RESIDENTIAL LOT, RUSKIN: A block from Little Manatee River, in peaceful area of town, close to everything, this could be the perfect spot for your dream home. Only $20,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED, REACTIVATED, READY FOR OFFERS. Commercial property once used for plumbing business offers good exposure on busy Shell Point Road. Possible owner financing. Call for details. Now only $99,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT DUPLEX. Stilt duplex near Tampa Bay has great views from front and back balconies. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA previously used for extended family but excellent for rental now available for quick occupancy. Recent renovations. $149,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVER FRONT. $299,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011INVEST NOW, BUILD LATER! Great location on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house amid huge oak trees, but value is in the land. 2.1 acres with SMU6 land use. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT RENTAL Well maintained 2BR/2BA home with a large screened lanai overlooking the water. Tenants have use of a private dock. Special features include: new wood floor in living/dining area, both bathrooms recently updated, large private yard and much more! $1,000 per month with one year lease. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. $350,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT HOME with Gulf/Bay Access. Darling 2BR/2BA home with eat-in kitchen, living room, family room, covered porch, above ground pool, dock and boat lift and much more! Asking only $199,900. Call today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 FULLY OPERATIONAL 14 ACRE FISH FARM, deep permitted well, polished and well cared for. Owner will adapt property for other uses if desired. Asking $395,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Sofa & Loveseat, Inlaid Dining Room Table, Dinee Set, King Bed, Misc. Furniture, TVs, Computer, Entertainment Centers, Antiques, Musical Instruments, Collectables: Dresden, Goebel, Hummels, Bohemian Glass, Crystal, Plates, Beer Steins, Pewter, Stei, Wunderling Medals, Tea Service, Flatware, Meershaun Pipes, Vita-Mixer, Artist Supplies, Books (German & English), Clothing, Jewelry, Kitchenware and Garage Items. P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES359 Caloosa Palms Ct. Sun City Center Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 Check out www.observernews.net RUSKINESTATE SALEEntire Household Must GoFurniture, Antiques, China, Collectibles, Household Items, Regulation Pool Table, Electronics, Recumbent Bike, Refrigerator, and much more!8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3

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DECEMBER 1, 2011THEE SHOPPERER The ShopperThe Observer News The SCC Observer The Riverview Current Mail payment or drop payment to:210 Woodland EEstates Ave.R Ruskin, Fl. 33570DEADLINE: Ad and payment must be received by 4 p.m. Monday ADD CCOPY AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEEARR: up to 20 words$17.00includes listing on web......... 30 for each additional word over 20 YOUR NAME: ADDRESS: CITY/STATE/ZIP DAYTIME PHONE: CALL IN YOUR AD TO: 645-3111 ext. 201 OR FAX IT TO: 645-1792 CLASSIFICATION CCheck out our web site observernews.net 510 housHOUSEsS foFOR saSALE REREALL EESTATEE500 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 RERENTALLS600 565 MM.H. inIN Pa ARKsSRuskin 55+, senior park. Very clean, 12x65 mobile, furnished, 2br/1ba. Large sunroom & carport, plus shed. $9,500. Neptune Park Unit 12. Call 813-645-3563 or 519-2393046. Immediate occupancy. 610 Wat ATERfFRontONT RREntaNTALsSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124 611 HousOUSEsS foFOR REntNT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374Sun CCity CCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-6349695 Ruskin. 1 bedroom, possible 2 bedroom for rent. Water, lawn, boat ramp included. No pets. $380 monthly 941-447-2428. Handyman welcome.612 AptsPTS. foFOR RREntNTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 month ly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 1br/1ba furnished apt. for rent. $1,100 includes all utilities. Adult MH park. Little Manatee Spring, 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma. 813634-2395 2br/1ba apt for rent. Bahia Beach area. Utilities included $900 monthly. Call Kent 813-352-0510 613 ConCONDosOS foFOR RREntNTSun City Center, 2br/2ba condo, 55+ Recently remodeled, completely furnished, 1,900 sf. Call 813-938-3041 614 DupDUPLEX foFOR RREntNT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 624 Va ACationATION RREntaNTALsSBradenton Beach, (Smugglers Cove), Dec. 10-17, fully furnished $675 for the week. Can be seen at www.vacationet.com and call Randy 813-633-4590 630 MM.H. RREntaNTALsSFor RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 630 M.hH. REntaNTALsSGibsonton/ Riverview area. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent. Water, sewer, trash included. No pets. 813-234-0992 Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813-677-4796 646 Wa AREhousHOUSE SpaPACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PRROF. SERER VICECES650 651 BooBOOKKEEpinPINGQuickBBooks Next training class D December 3 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ softerrors /setup. Hourly rates. Your keeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon.net. www. theasquickbookkeeping.com680 ADuULt T/ChiCHILD CaCARECaregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 Caregiver/ companion, live-out. Run errands, Dr. Appointments, etc. Monday throu Saturday, anytime. 16yrs experience. Reference on request. 813-716-7842 CNA. Will take care of your loved one. Very trustworthy. 10yrs experience. Excellent reference. Full-time /part-time private duty. Local 727504-1797 Licensed Caregiver/ home heath aide/ companion. Meal planning, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, errands, etc. SCC resident. 18 yrs experience. References. Call Kathy 813-352-5771 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 SERER VICECES700 705 CCLEaninANINGRRons CCleaning Service rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean 705 CLEaninANINGHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! Want a wall or room painted, I can Call Debby 813-434-6499 708 MovMOVERsSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & trash hauling. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LawnLAWN CaCAREBB&S LLawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Henrys L Lawn M Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawnmaintenance.comTerrys LLawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 715 FiILL DiDIRtT/HauAULinINGMMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 716 ConCONCREtTECConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim720 HoOME MaintMAINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. CCall 813-649-1418 735 TRanspoANSPORtationTATIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813731-9283 for rates740 MisMISC. SERvi VICEsSIn Your Home Pet CCare 813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed, bonded, insured. References available. email: olivertort@ aol.com Oliver & Company Seawall RRepairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813236-9306 2BR/2BA, nice singlewide, split plan, remodeled BA with great shower handicap accessible, large screen porch with ramp, carport, utility shed, sold furnished. $36,900. 2BR/2BA, greatly furnished singlewide with large addition/living room, eat-in space in kitchen, newer CHA, screen porch, carport, large shed, great corner lot. 2BR/2BA furnished doublewide, large enclosed lanai, utility-rm, carport, shed, double roof. Great modern kitchen, large MBR & MBA, walk-in closets and more. $59,500. bright kitchen with bay window, enclosed lanai off living room, inside utility-rm, great 12x24 workshop, carport, $63,900. These properties are all in nice condition and will make perfect starter/retirement homes! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 EMEMPLLOYMEMENT800 870 GGEnNERaAL Goodson Strawberry Market Balm, FL South Hillsborough Mortgage Lender has immediate need for administrative position. Must have computer helpful. Flex /time available. Please fax resume 813-634-2648 or email: ericpfsc@tampabay.rr.com The bargain hunters dream

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32 DECEMBER 1, 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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Curiosity towards MarsNASAs most complex and ambitious interplanetary mission lifts off from Florida MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe Mars Science Laboratory, containing the Jeepsized rover named Curiosity, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 10:02 a.m. on Nov. 25, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket. It will take eight months for Curiosity to reach the Red Planet and an amazing display of technology is expected to be demonstrated even before the rover reaches the surface. www.ObserverNews.netDecember 1, 2011 Volume 55 Number 45 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWSSome SCC residents have sought the help of the Sheriffs Department to tame what they identify as the racetrack areas in their 30 mph community. See page 3In Observations this week, Mitch Traphagen asks the questions Has your life turned out the way you expected it would? See page 7 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 100% Fresh!Capture the fresh smell of the great outdoors and bring it indoorswith Bliss Magic Fresh! Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza ( near SCC Post Office )813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net KENNEDY SPACE CENTERFor as long as humans have walked the Earth, Mars has been visible in the nighttime sky. It is occasionally the fourth brightest object in the night sky, following the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. Ancient Egyptian astronomers tracked its movement, and astronomers from the Babylonian Empire predicted its course. In the fourth century BC, Aristotle noticed that it traveled behind the Moon, thus demonstrating that it was further away. Nearly 2,000 years passed before people on Earth began to understand just how much farther away it was. Mars is now as close as it gets at nearly 127 million miles. With a Martian year approximately twice the length of an Earth year, the neighboring planets are only relatively close on their respective orbits around the sun every two years. As the Red Planet has been a focal point of human curiosity over the millennia, it is perhaps appropriate that a Jeep-sized rover named Curiosity departed Kennedy Space Center bound for Mars on November 25 at 10:02 a.m. The mission, known as the Mars Science Laboratory, NASAs most complex and ambitious interplanetary launch to date, will take approximately eight months to reach the Red Planet, in all traveling more than 350 million miles. By the nineteenth century, advances in telescope technology had reached the point where astronomers could see the surface features of Mars. In 1877, one astronomer saw features that appeared to be channels on the planet surface. He described those features as canali, something much of the world interpreted as canals or non-naturally occurring, Martian-made structures, and thus began a See CURIOSITY TOWARDS MARS, page 14Fast police work nets three home invaders By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER A trio of twenty-year-olds has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from a series of violent home invasions here during the Thanksgiving weekend. Within 30 minutes of learning about the invasions during predawn hours Friday, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Deputies apprehended and arrested Isaac Cintronrosa, 20, of Ruskin, Briana Paige Buzbee, 21, who gave a Riverview address, and Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, 21, also of Riverview, according to HCSO records. Each of the trio has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and three counts of robbery home invasion involving values of less than $300. In addition, records show Rivera is charged with possession of cocaine and incarceration for Buzbee in connection with a former DUI charge has been re-instituted. Cintronrosa does not have a record of prior crimes committed in Hillsborough County. At publication deadline this week, all three remained in the Hillsborough County Jail, held without bond. Based on reconstruction of reported events, the three allegedly commenced their invasion spree as Thanksgiving Day was drawing to a close, apparently anticipating unoccupied homes in the retirement community due to holiday travel. Shortly before midnight, the trio attempted to enter a house on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. For reasons not yet explained, records indicate this attempt was abandoned and entry was not gained. The next attempt occurred minutes later at an occupied home on Torrey Pines Avenue, also on the communitys north side. After kicking in a door, the three confronted the male homeowner and a fight ensued. Records state the resident was assaulted with a crowbar. The trio then made off with cash and other valuables. Isaac Cintronrosa, 20, Ruskin Briana Paige Buzbee, 21, Riverview Alejandro Calzadilla Rivera, 21, RiverviewSee HOME INVASIONS, page 9Volunteers put the giving in Thanksgiving PHOTOS BY MITCH TRAPHAGENBeanies Grill, along with a contingent of volunteers from four area churches have put the giving into Thanksgiving. According to Jeff Jordan, the coordinator at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, the event involved approximately 800 pounds of turkey and all of the side dishes. In Sun City Center, volunteers were delivering to approximately 50 elderly homebound people on Thanksgiving Day. Like Beanie, I wanted my kids to experience something like this, said Jordan as the volunteers gathered to serve the dinners. This is the fourth year the popular Ruskin restaurant, located on U.S. Highway 41 South, has spearheaded the holiday event. Mrs. Beanie helps to load up a car with donated food for one Ruskin church that quickly ran out due to the popularity of the event. In Sun City Center, people gathered for the Thanksgiving Holiday with many volunteers to serve dinner to homebound people in the community.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 3 WE'RE ALSO YOURBILL PAYMENT CENTER2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOURIVERVIEW 7441 U.S. 301 S. 671-6599 RUSKIN 2107 E. College Ave.(Corner of 21st St. S.E. and S.R. 674)645-4900 Funds advanced against your next paycheck. $100 to $500 Funds advanced To tide you over this Gift Giving Season ACCEPTING BILL PAYMENTS FOR OVER 300 COMPANIES!Se Habla Espaol FREE Money OrdersMon.-Sat. m. Now Open on Sundays Devices and deputies taking on speeders in Sun City Center By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Despite the widely-posted 30 MPH speed limit on internal streets, residents here frequently charge that leadfooted drivers use their broad, smooth pavements like freeways. Some consider the situation so serious they will identify their residential locations during public meetings as the racetrack that is East Del Webb Boulevard or the speedway, aka West Del Webb. Similarly, golf cart drivers, whose smaller, slower-moving modes of transport are equally legal users of the communitys roadways, complain often of feeling threatened by the impatient pilots of motor vehicles speeding around them. They have taken their concerns to both the Hillsborough County administration and to Hillsboroughs Sheriffs Office, pointing to the public safety issues they perceive, especially on northsouth thoroughfares that constitute the primary community entrances and exits. And both organizations have responded, using the tools at their disposal deemed most appropriate. Speed warning signs, called driver feedback devices by traffic engineers, have been installed at two points in the community by the countys public works section. The flashing devices warn approaching drivers if their vehicle speeds are exceeding the posted limit and require slowing down, said Pete Brett, a traffic engineering manager. The devices do not record traffic information and may be moved from roadway to roadway over a period of months for the greatest effectiveness, he added. Brett also noted that, based on the departments collision accident data, Sun City Center is not a high crash area in terms of its internal street systems. The Sheriffs Office, on the other hand, has been engaged in gathering traffic data within the community. Using what is referred to as a stealth box, an inconspicuous, portable but secured container holding sensitive devices able to record traffic volumes as well as speeds in a reported timeframe, the agency has gathered recent information pertinent to SCC, said Cpl. Greg Wynn, in charge of District IVs traffic law enforcement contingent. The devices were used not long ago, for example, to assess drivers practices along South Pebble Beach Boulevard, a four-lane, median-divided artery providing access between the numerous southside SCC neighborhoods and S.R. 674. Of the 1,800 vehicles using the road with a posted speed limit of 30 MPH during a routine Friday, 85 percent of them were traveling at 34 miles per hour or less, he said, adding that 15 percent of them exceeded 34 mph, with the highest speed recorded at 46 mph. That vehicle speeding at 46 mph 16 miles over the posted limit was recorded at 9:30 PM on that Friday, Wynn said. A vehicle traveling at 45 mph also was recorded at 5:30 PM that date. In addition, the stealth box equipment noted traffic volumes during the same period of time on the same day, disclosing that the highest level of traffic along South Pebble Beach peaked at 1 PM, HOLIDAY SAVINGS STOREWIDE THROUGH MONDAY 12/12 with the second-highest volume showing up at 5 PM. Much of that volume, Wynn suggested, may be attributed to ongoing business activity entering and then leaving the community, rather than simple resident movement. The same situation may exist on the northside with clusters of nonresidents contributing to volume peaks and speed limit violations, he indicated. What, then, is the HCSO answer to the 15 percent or so that are exceeding the limit at unacceptable rates? Onsite enforcement of the applicable traffic laws, replied Deputy Frank Cheshire, whose patrol vehicle is a motorcycle complete with sophisticated radar detection and readout equipment, as well as siren plus flashing red and blue lights. The HCSO District IV motorcycle mounted traffic patrol currently is working in Sun City Center at least one day a week, Cheshire added. During a recent two-month span, he noted, the patrol clocked 45 man hours in SCC and wrote 20 citations, most of them for speeding, he noted. And, while the citations demonstrate that speeding transpires, at a rate of about two per week they also may indicate that it is not excessive. There is another aspect of the speeding issue which often is not considered by the general public, yet is a specific focus in law enforcement officer training, pointed out Deputy Chris Girard, the retirement centers current community resource deputy. Accurate perception of a vehicles speed, whether oncoming or going away, requires concentrated practice, he said. To evaluate the point, Wynn, Cheshire, Girard and this reporter each pitted individual abilities to perceive correctly the speed of an approaching vehicle on Pebble Beach Boulevard North against the patrol motorcycle radar. Repeatedly, the trained deputies could quickly, visually assess within a mile or two the speed of an oncoming car, assessments then verified by the radar equipment. Lacking their training, however, the best record this writer can report is one accurate estimate out of three. The brief test suggests that the untrained eye well may be unable to perceive correctly a vehicles speed, more often producing a sense of movement faster than it actually is, Girard noted. Deputies will continue to patrol across Sun City Center monitoring for speeders, Wynn said, warning drivers when their vehicle speeds exceed the limit but are not extreme and ticketing those lead footers failing to keep their vehicle speeds within reasonable limits. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonMELODY JAMESON PHOTOSDrivers exceeding the 30 MPH speed limit in Sun City Center are attracting the attention of local traffic law enforcement officers from the HCSO District IV office. Deputy Frank Cheshire was demonstrating the radar equipment aboard his motorcycle cruiser when this heavy-footed driver sped past, headed north on Pebble Beach Boulevard, and received a stern warning to adhere to the law. Traffic deputies are working in the retirement community every week, responding to resident complaints about excessive speeds on interior streets.

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a belief is the only true anchor a life can have. British broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge said, It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God, they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse; they believe in anything. Be sure your anchor is firm so you are sure your beliefs are true. Health: If I were given three wishes, the first would be for good health. Id have to think for a while about the other two. If we are lucky and born with good health, it is ours to keep or lose, depending on our actions. We must not only watch what we eat but stop eating everything in front of us. Pushing a chair back from the table may well be the exercise that saves your life. Just think of the power that our children would have if they could just grasp the above concepts and make them not only a part of their vocabulary but a part of their life. Next week we will look at some more letters of the alphabet and the words of power that they could represent. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com X 4 POSITIVE TALKI have often thought that we do not do enough when our children are in their formative years to lead them along the path to success and happiness. The other day I heard a young child singing the ABC song and thought how useful it would be if we not only taught them the alphabet, but tied each letter to an important word they could mem orize as a foundation for future years. Here are some ideas. Attitude: Zig Zigler said, Your attitude will determine your altitude. Before you start any project, check to see that you have an I can attitude. I love the song By William Hodges entitled High Hopes. I can just see that rubber tree plant moving and that million kilowatt dam going down. Both the ant and the ram had an I can attitude. So can you. Belief: Men and women cannot rise above what they can believe. Remember the first step in achieving any goal is to believe you are worth of achieving the goal. From the moment you proclaim your belief, there will be those who will try to shake your confidence. Your test will be to hold on. Commitment: Commitment is the glue that holds us to the task and prevents us from getting derailed. Be careful to what you commit, but loath to quit what you start. Duty: It is important we recognize that we have a duty not only to ourselves but to our fellow manto leave the world in a better condition than we found it. Enthusiasm: Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, so said Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was absolutely right. When we begin a project, we must do it with enough zeal to create sufficient momentum to finish the job. Faith: Hebrews 11:1 says Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith truly is the essence of life. Without faith in the people and things around us, we would live in a constant state of fear. God: I will not tell you by what name to call your God, for there is only one and he will answer to many names. I will say that such Give the ABCs new significance The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... 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X 8 5 5Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesRiverview High reaches outRiverview High Schools DECA is hosting a school-wide Club Class Challenge to raise money for The Dylan Tanner Trust Fund. Dylan Tanner, the son of head custodian Kevin Tanner, is thirteen years old and suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy, which results in muscle degeneration, difficulty walking, breathing, and death. It is more often found in males and symptoms rarely appear until the age of ten. DECAs goal is to raise enough money to build a new concrete pathway, build a lift, and fix the pools broken pump. Swimming is crucial to his health and the only activity he is capable of doing. All donations are tax deductible and much appreciated. Checks can be made out to Riverview HS (Memo: Dylan Tanner Trust Fund) sent to Janet Richards at Riverview High School and delivered or mailed to: Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview 33569. If you have any questions, contact Janet Richards. E-mail janet. richards@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 671-5011 ext. 281. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYFamily Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. For middle and high school students ~ Have a voice in creating and planning library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward graduation, scholarships and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza and SweetBay Supermarkets. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, and have a fun morning creating holiday cartoons. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, for this fun holiday cartooning class. Limit 20. Registration required at Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Expressive Artists,1 years and up, will join Art Instructor, Leah Lopez, for this fun holiday cartooning class. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. For children ages 5-12 ~ Join them in celebrating the holidays with stories, fun games and other special treats! Dont forget your Santa hat because there will be a special visit from Mrs. Claus! *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call 634-1396 for more information about the Friends.Riverview Rockets winThese kids have always had what it takes to win games, but could never quite pull it out for a big win. The only difference with this weekend was that they worked together, they constantly encouraged each other and they played with heart. It was a tough weekend for the boys, playing games all day Saturday and Sunday to finally win the championship game on Sunday with a record of 5-0. As quoted by a parent, At some point this weekend I heard every single kid tell another teammate: good job, shake it off, dont worry about it, that was a good hit. They believe in themselves. Every kid hit; every kid made a play. Good grief this was just incredible baseball!! They ended up winning the championship game to gain the title of 2011 GSA Fall State Championships 11U. It was all about fashionCaribbean Isles Mobile Home Park recently held their annual Fashion Show. The Chairpersons were Dolores Grubb and Alice Sentak, assisted by Joanne Leach, Patti Stewart, and Dot Perry. The Fashion Coordinator was Jan Falcione from The Rose Boutique. Paper products were donated to The Mary & Martha House by attendees and proceeds from the Fashion Show will benefit the Eisenhower Middle School Band. 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 Now Open To The Public1st & 3rd Saturdays OnlyTours at 11 a.m. and noon13910 Seminole Trail Wimauma ElmirasWildlife.org 941-776-8975 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedEXTERIOR CAN INCLUDE TRIMLOWEST PRICE EVER!1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT SOLUTIONS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1495Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 12/31/11$300 OFF ROOF COATINGWith this coupon Manatee Genealogical Society to meet Whats In Your Attic? A Show and Tell About Your Family Treasures will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Manatee County Central Library, 1302 Barcarrota Blvd. W., in Bradenton. Call Jean Morris at (941) 7225156 about your topic or item. Computer Special Interest Group will discuss Using Google Scholar for Genealogical Research. TRUNK SHOWFriday, Dec. 2 Saturday, Dec. 310 a.m.-3 p.m.(813) 409-3859 10% Off all FEZA Plantation Christmas plannedThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division, the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance and the Florida Park Service proudly announce that the Plantation Christmas Open House will be held this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton. Once again you can travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period. Gamble Mansion and the Patten House will be lavishly decorated in the Christmas spirit, allowing you a special look at a 19th century Christmas. The Ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be wearing costumes reminiscent of the era of the 1840s through 1870s to add that special touch of authenticity to the day. The 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment. There will be music, crafts and fun for everyone. Admission is free. They extend a most cordial invitation for everyone to join them for the Christmas Open House. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, one mile west of I-75 off exit #224. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. They are working to improve access to services and facilities. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, contact Gamble Plantation. For more information, call Gamble Plantation Historic State Park at (941) 723-4536. SHOP LOCALLY! Patronize your local businesses.

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X 10 7 6B 7 10 9 6 THE SAVVY SENIOR 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com NEW SHOWROOM Come see our... NEW ADDRESS CARDS will wait until next year, but we gave you a bonus bachelor for January 2013. When word of these calendars got out in 2008, the media ran the story in the papers and on the Internet. Calendars were sold to women in Denmark and England, Italy and Canada. We anticipate that happening again! The calendars are $10 and make fantastic Christmas gifts for that woman who is difficult to shop for. You can find the calendars at the Chamber, the Seafood Dive, Freedom Plaza, Aston Gardens, Sun Towers, The Resort at Little Harbor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Richard Rios), The Skin Cancer Centers, Wilhelm Heating and Air, M&M Printing, and Cohen Florida, CPAs. If you would like to meet the bachelors, they will make their debut Friday, December 9th at 6:00 at Aston Gardens off of Del Webb Blvd. The Silver Ball will feature great food and a cash bar, and a meet-and-greet with your favorite bachelors. Calendars will be on sale and the guys will be happy to autograph them for you! Tickets for the Silver Ball are $10 and can be purchased at the Chamber. Dont wait til the last minute theres limited seating and these tickets go fast! So grab your umbrella and head out into the streets its raining men in Sun City Center and you wont want to miss the storm!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIts raining men in Sun City Center! The 2012 Senior Bachelor Calendar will be out in two weeks and we have some of the best looking single seniors in Florida gracing the pages. Its been three years since the last calendar, and some new men have moved into the area. We found them in Apollo Beach, Riverview, Freedom Plaza, Sun Towers, Kings Point and Brandon, and got them all together for you! James Corwin Johnson, our local photographer laureate, took all the photos of our handsome gents in various locations around the South Shore area. Theres Mike on his boat at Little Harbor and Dave on the golf course in Kings Point. Bob is out by the pool at Sun Towers and Pete is playing billiards at Aston Gardens. Lee is having a glass of wine at Freedom Plaza and Rick is having shrimp and scallops at the Seafood Dive. Joe, the artist, is standing in front of one of his paintings and Tony is sitting on the back of the fire truck he used to ride on. Hal is by his piano and Don is in front of the fireplace. Roger is relaxing in the living room and Tom is dashing in the foyer. And Ed, the photographer, is with his favorite item in the world his camera. Wait! Lets go through those names againdid I count 13? We had such a great response to our call of bachelors we ended up with more than a years worth. Some By Dana Dittmar 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. MAGGIEMaggie is a gray-beige tabby mom of four adorable kittens. She is a real beauty in her own right and promises her new loving owner to be a real sweetheart with pizzazz. With her rescue by C.A.R.E. a success Maggie comes right over and makes friends so stop in and see this little mama cat with the smile and make her a part of your forever scene. Maggie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as microchipped. DOB: 11/1/2010. MUGGINSMuggins is an outgoing Pug/Min Pin mix. Sadly, his owner is getting deployed to Afghanistan and has to leave him behind. Muggins is a fun-loving, high energy boy. He enjoys playing with toys and running at full speed around the yard. He wiggles like crazy when you go to pet him. His prior owner said that he is used to other dogs and housebroken too. He is still a puppy so he would do best in an active home with a yard. As part of his adoption, Muggins will be neutered and microchipped. He is cur rent on his shots. DOB: 3/2/2011. BIG BENDSTORAGE 301 75 N Will match competitors prices & discounts813-741-9220 813-741-9220 CARDS Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER How about renting a unit at Santas Secret Storage? Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONEFLOOR & HOME 2305 College Ave. E Ruskin, FL(1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) www.doveinteriorshdwfg.com813-645-8660HOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. SAT. 10 A.M.-2 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment Call Kim for details

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 7 THOMPSONS AUTO PARTS Inc. is celebrating 50 years in the Ruskin / South Shore areaOver the years many changes have come to our community. We have gone from mainly an agrarian/ farming community to a place of sub-divisions and businesses that have moved out of town. We hope that the next 50 years will see our little town re-energized and grow in new businesses and investment. We feel God has richly blessed us and guided us and we want to say thank you by having a little celebration with collector cars, door prizes and free food! Did you get that, FREE FOOD! thought that might get your attention!!!So, if you get a chance and want to have a good time that will not cost you a dime, come on down DECEMBER 1 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see what is going on!Later that night, from 6-9 p.m., we can recommend a great car show for a good cause at the Winn-Dixie Plaza in Apollo Beach. Bring a toy for a less fortunate child for Christmas and really get a blessing yourself for helping out someone in need!!!So thats the scoop... 50th anniversary celebration in the day, car show at night...See ya there! There will be: I realized that my guitar had gone on to better things than I have when I read this on Facebook: Mitchs Les Paul hit the stage again with ASIAs guitar player, Grammy Award winner, Bruce Bouillet last month. A few months ago, that guitar was sitting neglected in my closet.PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM WALLACEWhen I was in high school, I took a class entitled Death and Dying. As part of the final exam, students had to plan their own funerals in complete detail. In my funeral plan, I listed the usual stuff such as friends I would like to have as pallbearers and the clothes I should be dressed in, but I had one unusual request: I wanted to be buried with my 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitar. As I grew older and developed a modicum of maturity, I realized that it would be a near-criminal waste of a fine instrument to bury it with my dead body. But I kept the guitar. As the years went by, I played it less and it sat in a closet more, something that struck me as also near criminal. At the beginning of July, I traded it to a good friend of mine, a very successful photographer, for a bunch of camera gear. I knew that he loved the guitar and I needed to upgrade my cameras to be ready for the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, the historic last shuttle launch. At the time, I thought it would be worth it. Atlantis, of course, launched successfully and I got my photos one of which ran five columns on an inside page using what is called spot color. It wasnt full color, just black, white and blue. The night before the launch, I slept in my car in the parking lot at the Kennedy Space Center press site. Due to the massive influx of worldwide media, we were told that if we left, we might not be able to get back in. As the sun rose By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net hours before the launch, I set up three still cameras ranging from wide angle to extreme telephoto, and a video camera. Everything worked flawlessly, and it was a thrill to see the space shuttle lift off for the heavens. But then it was over, and I realized that for the first time since I was 13 years old, I didnt own an electric guitar. Ive written in the past about how my wife Michelle changed all of that, bringing home a relatively inexpensive guitar she noticed me admiring on a website. But that was my story my old guitars story is more interesting. My friend handed the guitar off to a luthier (a guitar builder / artisan) for a complete refurbishment. The luthier ended up replacing the bridge, pulling off and replacing each and every fret, and replacing the nut (the string guide near the top of the neck). He also refinished places where the varnish had worn off and filled a few holes for a guitar strap that had been there since I bought the guitar in 1980. His work (and the guitar) was so spectacular that the entire refurbishment ran as a threepart series in Premiere Guitar Magazine. And then there was the kicker: my friend posted a photo of Grammy-award winning guitarist Bruce Bouillet playing it onstage with the rock band ASIA. My old guitar the one that I had planned to be buried with, the one that spent a few decades sitting in a closet was onstage. It seems my guitar has gone on to better things than I have. I have a question for everyone who reads this column, and I hope you will take the time to respond. I hope to hear from both older readers who can provide some perspective and younger readers who can provide some up-to-theminute reality on modernday life. My question is Has your life turned out the way you expected it would? How Ive envisioned my life has shifted over the years. In truth, I no longer remember what the younger me expected my life would be, but I know with certainty that this isnt it. I expected something more from myself. I expected accomplishments and success that I dont feel have materialized. And now as I approach my fifth decade, I am finding that I need to reconcile the fact that the dreamy, nebulous success and accomplishments may never materialize. I may not have enough time left. That isnt a complaint, mind you, it is simply adiscomfort. I have a wonderful wife, a good job, I live indoors and have a few toys, and I can buy groceries. I am blessed. CBS News recently ran a feature about families in Florida who have lost their homes to foreclosure, have run out of money for motels, have given up on overcrowded homeless shelters and are now living in their cars. No one knows how many people are living that way, but I think it can be assumed the number is frighteningly high. Whole families who have never before been homeless are living in their vehicle, that is reality today, particularly here in Florida. In light of that, Id slap myself silly before allowing myself to whine about my lot in life. Even if it all collapsed today, on the whole Ive been an extremely lucky guy. Yet sometimes I feel as though I am in the wrong place, but I have no idea where the right place is. Am I alone in that feeling? The guitar that only a few months ago was sitting in my closet has made it big. Bruce Bouillet only borrowed it for the ASIA concert in Minneapolis but, knowing my friend, I have a feeling it will go on to even bigger and better things. Hmmmif it can do it, perhaps its not too late for me. Im not sure where the right place is, but I feel it might be nearby. I guess Ill keep looking. Are you still looking? Are you there? Id love to hear from you. My email address is mitch@ observernews.net.My guitar rocks on. Should I gently weep?

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13 8 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. College Ave.(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.Includes: Labor and Turn Rotors Most Cars & Light TrucksPer Axle + Pads BRAKE SPECIAL 1 5% OFF**100 sq. ft. or moreDaves Window Tinting Expires 12/31/11BEAT THE HEAT!! DAVESWINDOW TINTINGBlock the Sun... Not the View FREE ESTIMATESOver 20 years experience294-8468www.davestinting.comLower your electric bill! Up to 25%! Annettes Beauty Salon Full Service SalonCorner Hwy. 301 & (next to Copper Penny) HOURS: 634-5422 50% OFFShampoo, Cut & Blow Dry Hablamos EspaolMens Cutonly $10 10% OFF* *cannot be combined w/any other coupons or offers. (1 coupon per customer) Expires 12/31/11 SOLAR-X of FloridaAct Now and Qualify for TECO Rebate!! OPEN YOUR DRAPES & ENJOY THE VIEWWithout the Heat and GlareQuality Energy Efficient Hurricane Window Film38 Years of Experience in the Sun City Center AreaSOLAR-X 642-3914Hi, Im Bob Harris... SCC Resident Shell Point Rd. SR 674T o Sun City Center N 813-645-4632www.totalautomotiveservices.com OIL CHANGEExp. 12/15/11with Tire Rotation5 quarts 10w30, 5w30 or 5w20 Oil$9999BRAKE SPECIALPer axle. Replace pads or shoes, turn rotors, top fluids, test drive.Exp. 12/15/11$3999Special Filters not included RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Holiday Gifts featured at Club Renaissance Modern day treasure hunters are coming to Ruskin

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 9 www.Tacklepak.comFishing & Hunting Apparel & Accessories Daiwa Fishing Rod & Reel Combos Warehouse Clearance Sale Just in time for Christmas!! State-of-the-Art Lab & X-Rays Onsite Express Care of Tampa Bay, Inc. We Do Onsite Flu Screenings BRANDON 107 Robertson St. 651-4100 APOLLO BEACH 6015 Rex Hall Lane 641-0068 Emergency Room Physician AvailableNo Long Waits in the ER Open 7 Days9am-9pm Flu Shots $25 As the first complaint was being made, the three reversed direction, speeding across S.R. 674 into SCCs south side to strike another occupied house on Captiva Court. Refusing first to open her door to knocking in the middle of the night and then alerted by the sound of the door being forced open, the female resident reportedly fled into her garage using a telephone to call for help. It was unknown at deadline what may have been stolen before the trio exited the dwelling. It was, however, the end of the invasion spree. Unable to exit the community to the south, Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera attempted to reach S.R. 674 to the north, but were bottled up by deputies while still on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, records indicate. In coordinated rapid response to the alarms, a HCSO helicopter pilot searched for the trios location from the air as deputies on the ground established a perimeter, encircling the area to contain the suspects. Their exact location soon was pinpointed and broadcast, allowing deputies to tighten up the perimeter and then to take them into custody, all within a matter of minutes. Investigations pertinent to the consecutive home invasions are continuing and HCSO officers declined to identify the victims, stating only that they are recovering. The several felonies with which Buzbee, Cintronrosa and Rivera are charged range from first to third degrees and carry substantial prison sentences upon conviction. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonHome invasions BUSINESS NEWS David J. Brate, owner of Brate Aluminum & Construction and his family are collecting donations for the LifeCare of Brandon Crisis Pregnancy Center. Founded in 1987, the Center is a Christ centered, non-profit outreach ministry serving the greater Brandon community including southern Hillsborough County. Through compassionate care, education,counseling, practical support, and community networking, they provide support to teens, women, couples and families who are facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy. Additionally, they offer hope and healing to those suffering from the heartbreak of a past abortion. The center relies on the community to support its ministry through the donation of supplies such as diapers and baby wipes and items for use by new mothers and infants, as well as financial support. Donations can be dropped off at the Brate Aluminum & Construction office located at 1577 27th Street, SW in Ruskin. People interested in making a larger donation may call the Brate office at 813-649-1599 to arrange for pick up. The center is located at 122 North Moon Avenue in Brandon. To learn more about the Center visit their website at www. lifecareofbrandon.com or you may call them directly at 813-654-0491. The Brate family has been serving the construction and remodeling needs of the communities of SouthShore for three generations. To schedule your free project estimate call 813-649-1599.Local business owner donates suppliesDavid Brate, Nancy Parrish and Carolyn Sessoms are proud to donate essential items for new moms through the Brandon Crisis Pregnancy Center.DAR welcomes new membersCol. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of DAR in Sun City Center welcomed three new members at their November meeting. There was also a presentation by Southeastern Guide Dogs on their Paws for Patriots program. Pictured above, left to right, is Mary Culliton, Chaplain; Pat Fricke, Membership; Barbara Canaday; Rae Zile; Patricia White-Moore and Beverly Engles, Regent.

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10 DECEMBER 1, 2011 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. 813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) With a staggering 34 percent of the US population now classified as obese by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), severe health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and others, have compounded over the years resulting into exorbitant medical costs nationwide. As many health experts across the US are focusing on the importance of taking measures that offer long-term control over obesity, the LAP-BAND System is now available as a ser vice to the South East Hillsborough Florida patient population. Absolute Surgical Specialists is the premier SE Hillsborough Colon & Rectal, General and Laparoscopic surgery solutions provider and now has become one of the most preferred destinations for surgical weight loss and wellness treatment in the SE Hillsborough region. Offices in Brandon and Sun City Center, Absolute Surgical Specialists is offer ing the safest and highly effective LAP-BAND system procedure at a cost much lower than offered to most patients because it is per formed in an Ambulatory Surgical Center Setting. These survey results are indicative of an approaching and potential national health care crisis. The LAPBAND System used by Absolute Surgical Specialists promises to be the best option for achieving longterm success for durable excess weight loss. The LAP-BAND system is minimally invasive weight loss surgery performed as an outpatient procedure. Absolute Surgical Specialists is offering the LAPBAND procedure to patients at a tremendous cost savings as compared to typical hospital costs. How Does LAP-BAND System Work? Millions of Americans suffering from excessive overweight have tried diet, fitness and medication and supervised weight loss programs to treat their obesity. However, clinical studies have shown they do not achieve or maintain desired results. The LAP-BAND System procedure offered by Absolute Sur gical Specialists is an advanced gastric banding system helping patients control their eating portions. Weight loss is progressively consistent by reducing the amount of food their stomach can hold at one time. In other words, the The LAP-BAND System helps the patients control their food intake, helping them attain long-term and sustainable weight loss. The world wide popularity of the LAP-BAND System can also be attributed to simple treatment procedures, a minimally invasive surgical approach with tiny incisions and minimal scarring, vir tually eliminating post-surgical pain while patients benefit from much a faster recovery. As per the CDC estimates, medical costs of obesity are forecasted to climb to an astounding figure of $147 billion per year by 2012, or $1,250 per American household in terms of taxes and medical insurances. Statically, this is well over three times the standard annual membership at any gym in Florida. The LAP-BAND system often eliminates or reduces the comorbidities or diseases associated with obese people thereby eliminating the costs for their medications. In addition, since food intake is drastically reduced, grocery and restaurant costs are reduced. The LAP-BAND system also offers patients tax deduction benefits in most income categories. Combining these cost saving benefits, the LAPBAND system pays for itself in a matter of months. With the main office in Sun City Center, Absolute Surgical Specialists also has a treatment center located in Brandon. Absolute Surgical Specialists offers successful treatments in the following areas: warts, etc.) For more information call 1-813633-0081 or visit their website www.Absolutesurg.com The Raiders have began ticket sales and floor box sales along with advertising for companies and sponsorships. Michael said Lakeland has welcomed us and we are very happy to be here. I did not think I would have this much support from the city when I originally planned this but I am glad I have the help and encouragement to succeed by The Lakeland Center and the city of Lakeland. The Raiders still have many roster spots to fill and look forward to their open tryouts to do so. The teams operations manager, Feddy Azofeifa did comment on how many emails he was receiving of interest of local player wanting to tryout and even players outside the state of Florida. The Raiders are very excited today to announce that they have an official date, time and location for their final tryout. The host of the Raiders tryout will be Bryant Stadium in Lakeland located at 1125 N Florida Ave Lakeland, Fl 33805. The tryouts will be held on December 3, 2011 and registration will begin at 10 a.m. with workouts starting at 11 a.m. Players are advised to bring cleats and proper clothes for a variety of different drills and plenty of liquids for hydration. The players can pre-register at www.lakelandraiders.com and click on player tryouts. The cost if pre-registered will be $40 and to register at the event will be $50. Lakeland Raiders owner Michael Mink also commented We have had two tryouts and have found some great athletes but we are looking for the best players and still have many spots to fill on our roster. We hope everyone that attends is ready to compete but have fun during the tryouts. Hope to see everyone out there. For more information about the Lakeland Raiders visit the team website at www.lakelandraiders. com or call 863-834-7511. The Raiders will be playing home games at The Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Center offers a full variety of sporting events, concerts and shows. The Lakeland Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. and can be reached at 863-8348111.tLake c The Raiders were founded by Michael Mink and owned by Michael Mink and Robert Tannenbaum. The Arena Football Team in the Ultimate Indoor Football League(www. theuifl.com). The Raiders organization is a community based team that supports affordable family fun and entertainment. The original Marine Raiders were honored a group of warriors and sons from America. The lost Marine Raider Battalions completed their mission in real war and were the pride of World War II. One Team. One Mission. The Invasion begins in 2012.

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X 12 Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Music by the Randy McNeely Band from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Dec. 7 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Dec. 1 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 NO Fish Fry. Chippendales at 7:30 p.m. $12 advance or $18 at door. Call (813) 645-2935. Saturday, Dec. 3 District Meeting, Zephyrhills at noon. Turkey Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Music by Nightlife from 7 to 11 p.m. Queen of Hearts. Sunday, Dec. 4 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. by the LAVFW. Monday, Dec. 5 Darts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor at Little Harbor at 9 a.m. American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m. Riverview Marine Corps League to meetThe next meeting of the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at American Legion Post #148, 7240 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Riverview. This active Detachment would like to invite all area Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend this meeting and learn what they are all about. For more information, call Dennis Antle at (813) 8350551 or visit their website at www. mclriver view.org. F lorida s t a tues 456. 062 T h e pa tiie nt a nd a n y o the r pe r son resp o n s i ble for paym e nt has a right to refu se to pa y can cel paym e nt, o r be re imb ursed for paym e nt of a n y o the r ser v i ce, examina tio n o r treatme nt whic h is pe r for m e d as a resu l t of the a d ver tisem e nt a nd within 72 ho urs of resp o nding to the a d ver tisem e nt for the f r ee, discounte d o r re duced fee ser v i ce examina tio n o r treatme nt. 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Photo provided by Huth and Booth Photography BUSINESS NEWS Ladies Club of Summerfield deliversThe Ladies of the Summerfield Ladies Club have delivered 123 gift boxes to Hillsborough Countys Nutrition Services, part of the Department of Aging Services. The Coordinator, Catherine Leto, received these gifts and will oversee the delivered to the patrons of the home delivery of meals. Ms. Leto stated that her department delivers a weeks meals to approximately 100 patrons per week in the south county area. The gifts were donated by the Ladies Club as well as the Summerfield Crossings community as a whole. School Board reorganizesThe Hillsborough County School Board elected a new chair and vice chair. Candy Olson was selected to succeed Doretha W. Edgecomb as School Board chair, and April Griffin was selected vice-chair. This is Olsons third time as chair, represents District 2 on the School Board. Griffin was re-elected in 2010 to her second term representing the District 6 countywide seat on the Board. This will be her first time as vice-chair.

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FWC moves to protect tiger sharks, hammerheadsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved Nov. 16 to prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and three species of hammerheads from state waters in an effort to further protect these top predators that rely on Florida waters to survive. The new measures, which also prohibit the possession, sale and exchange of tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks harvested from state waters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. These sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters. For more information on shark fishing, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing and either Recreational Regulations or Commercial. DECEMBER 1, 2011 13 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 WOODLORE SHUTTERS the character of wood, advanced durability and value pricing in a custom, composite wood shutter. Call today for more information or a free in-home consultation. Special pricing till end of year.....s.f. Installed Hunting evaluation public meeting set for Dec. 5The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently completed an evaluation of eight District-managed lands to deter mine if additional hunting oppor tunities are available. Draft proposals for four of these lands will be presented at a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Hillsborough Community College John R. Trinkle Center, 1206 North Park Road, Plant City. The draft proposals are for the following lands: Preserve District staff will be available to present information and receive public comment. The draft proposals are available on the Districts website at www.WaterMatters.org/ The other four properties that are part of the initial evaluation will be presented at a public meeting For more information on the hunt evaluation or the upcoming meet ings, visit the Districts website at Resources Department at 1-800423-1476, ext. 4456.Chairman and Captains selected for 8th annual KP Ryder Cup Moran to be chairman of the leagues team match play tournament, aka captains. Tournaments and are looking forward to selecting their individual teams. The field will be restricted to 52 players (26 each team) and the members are urged to sign up as soon as possible. Information sheets are posted on the bulletin boards at the Kings Point and Falcon Watch golf courses. The signup sheets are in the Ryder Cup book at the Kings Point clubhouse. Signup and entry fee (check) of $64 must be completed and paid by Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Fee includes banquet expenses for two on Saturday night and lunch following the tournament on Sunday. The matches will be played with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. The pre-tourney banquet on Saturday will take place in From Left to Right: Jack Kubiak, Clem Bissonette, Jack Moran (hold ing Ryder Cup Trophy), Jim Lahti, Bill Gram Frank Diehl wins world championship paint horse titleFrank Diehl of Wimauma, Florida, captured a World Championship Championship Paint Horse Show. mier events. Diehl claimed the champion A Special Color, a 2002 gelding owned by the rider. In the class, horses must calmly enter a herd of cattle, drive and separate a single cow then keep it from re-entering the herd. This is repeated until time runs out. 19 and over. They are required to show a selfor family-owned horse and cannot show, ride, judge or train horses for payment. The World Championship Paint Horse Show features the finest gathering of Paint Horses from annual world-class competitions can Paint Horses and their owners. The second in the 2011 series, the onship Show was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worths cultural district. With over 1,000 talented paint horses and more than 2,500 entries, exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling $500,000. a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves approximately 64,000 active members around the world. For more information about ship Show, including entry details, results and a list of competitors, visit aphaworldshow.com or call

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Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com near-assumption on the part of the general populace about life on Mars. That assumption was turned into panic as recently as 1938, when Orson Welles presented The War of the Worlds as a live news radio broadcast, leading thousands of people to believe that Earth was being invaded by Martians. The idea of non-natural structures on the planet continued until 1965 when NASAs Mariner 4 became the first spacecraft to successfully reach and photograph Mars. Since then, NASA has landed increasingly complex rovers on Mars with the current rover, named Opportunity, still operational from the 2004 mission. The high-resolution photographs provided by the rovers has dispelled most, but not all, conjecture of man-made objects on the planet (Google Woman on Mars for more on recent conjecture). With the latest rover, Curiosity, due to land in August of 2012, human knowledge of Earths closest neighbor is expected to grow by leaps and bounds. Curiosity is not only the largest rover ever launched, but it also contains 10 instruments for scientific study, and even has a rock-zapping laser built onto its forehead. The instruments are designed to bore into the planet to determine if Mars was ever hospitable for life, to look for telltale signs in the air, in the texture of rocks, and in mineral and chemical compositions of the soil both on and beneath the surface. What it is not designed to do, however, is look for existing life. While Curiosity is highly advanced, the rover may not notice living microbes, if any exist. In fact, finding remnants of ancient life will be difficult. Even here on Earth, NASA describes it as an emerging science. Due to a similar axis tilt, Mars and Earth both enjoy seasons. On Mars, however, with a much thinner atmosphere than Earth and at greater distance from the sun, those seasons are extreme with temperatures ranging from nearly 200 degrees below zero Fahrenheit during the polar nights to occasionally reaching 80 degrees in the daytime near the equator during the summer months. Surface winds range from zero to 20 miles per hour, with gusts to 90 miles per hour. The planet experiences dust storms that can last for months at a time, sometimes engulfing nearly the entire planet. It is about half the size of Earth but with no oceans, it has roughly the same land mass. The length of a day on Mars is almost identical to that of Earth, but its year is twice as long, as are its individual seasons. Although ice appears on the poles of the planet, the barren surface has little to suggest the presence of life. Billions of years ago, however, things may have been different. The goal of Curiosity is to search for the basic chemical building blocks of life from inside the Gale Crater, just south of the equator. Curiosity will also assess and characterize the geology of the landing site, investigate planetary processes relating to past habitability (including the role of water) by determining the present state of atmospheric components and assessing its long-term evolution, and investigate surface radiation, including galactic cosmic radiation and solar radiation. All of which will help to guide future robotic missions and even manned missions to Mars. For the non-scientists among us, the entire expedition will involve some revolutionary and amazing technology, in addition to the laser beam that will be used to analyze the chemistry of rocks. In something never before attempted, Curiosity will be lowered to the surface using a rocket-powered sky crane. The sky crane will lower Curiosity using cables while rockets slow the descent to nearly a hover, gently landing the rover to Mars. It is the stuff of science fiction turned into science reality. For all of the advances in technology, success at interplanetary exploration remains elusive with roughly two-thirds of all missions to Mars by the worlds various space agencies ending in failure. The Soviet Union was the first to attempt launching probes to Mars in 1960, but NASA was the first to reach the planet successfully in 1965. Russia was also the first to land a spacecraft on the planet with one probe crashing and another failing 15 seconds after landing. The first successful landing was NASAs Viking program in 1976. In the time since, NASA has held a remarkable track record with MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSee CURIOSITY, page 16Curiosity towards Mars Holiday Teddy Bear Round-UpSun City Center Curves is excited to be one of the drop off sites for the Rough Riders Teddy Bear Round-Up again this year. Every Christmas season the Rough Riders collect thousands of Teddy bears from the bay area and deliver to patients in local hospitals. Sun City Center Curves invites you to drop off NEW Teddy bears at their location at 761 Cortaro Drive, Ruskin (in the MarketPlace Plaza). All are invited to join in the round up. Drop off deadline is December 15 at 6 p.m. If you have been thinking about exercising, now is a great time to join. When you bring in a NEW Teddy Bear you can try the Curves workout for one month for $30.

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18 DECEMBER 1, 2011 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 Achievement Academy Polk County, FL A better Florida and a better world Mosaic has long been committed to supporting the United Way, in order to benet the communities where we operate. This includes not only monetary donations, but also the personal involvement of our employees. Over the years, weve had a strong tradition of annual employee contribution drives for United Way. Together with our employees, Mosaic donated over $3.4 million during the 2010 campaign. Of those funds, more than $2.1 million was designated just for United Way initiatives beneting Florida communities.We support our communities andlove to watch them thrive. Local businesses hope shoppers will Occupy Main StreetMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThis years Black Friday sales set records with a 6.6 percent increase over last year, according to Shoppertrak. Area businesses hope residents will include locally-owned stores in their shopping plans. mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Occupy Wall Street movement has swept across the nation, including in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, with few stated goals but a commonly repeated theme of protest regarding how most Americans are left out of the political and business opportunities afforded to the largest and most wealthy entities. Whether in agreement or not with the occupy movement, this years Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, was for many Americans an effort to occupy Main Street, focusing on shopping at small and local businesses, with the idea of keeping money in the local economy. Shoppertrak, a service that tracks traffic at shopping malls and other retail locations has declared this years Black Friday as one for the record books with an estimated $11.4 billion in one-day sales, a 6.6 percent increase over last year. Black Friday was followed by Small Business Saturday, an event kicked off last year by American Express. The credit card company offered customers a $25 credit for registering on their Facebook page and then making a purchase from a participating small business. The Small Business Administration generally defines a small business as one with fewer than 500 employees. Based on that criterion, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, employ half of all private sector employees, and pay 44 percent of the total U.S. private payroll. Perhaps more importantly, small businesses have generated 65 percent of all new jobs over the past 17 years. The American Express Small Business Saturday included numerous small, local businesses ranging from the Ybor Grille to locally owned Ace Hardware stores to Southeast Windows and Glass. The American Express Facebook Page offers the ability to search for and Like local, small businesses, encouraging visitors to Shop Small to support neighborhood businesses. For the first time, I thought about it this year, said one Ruskin shopper over the weekend. I considered going to a big store for my purchases but decided to go to the locally-owned store. I wanted to keep my money here. With the Christmas shopping just beginning, dozens of South Hillsborough businesses hope other shoppers will feel the same way.Christmas in the ParkPALMETTO Start your holiday festivities with an oldfashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum December 2nd and 3rd from 5 to 9 p.m. This free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy beautifully decorated buildings, kids crafts, entertainment and of course, Santa. Featured activities include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, birdfeeders and petting animals with FFA, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. In addition to free craft projects, there will be a Childrens Holiday Craft Corner where crafts can be made for $1 or $2. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. Food vendors on the premises include Demetrios Pizza, Word of Mouth BBQ, Snak It To Me and Crusader Cafe. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childrens cancer research and the Womans Club of Palmetto Sweet Shop will raise funds for family programming. In the spirit of Christmas, help needy families by bringing canned goods for First United Methodist Church of Palmettos food pantry and drop them off at park entrances. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information and to find out what time Santa is due to arrive, call 941-721-2034. A canine pal visited with Santa during last years Christmas in the Park.

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Hearing dogs: For those who are deaf or hearing impaired, hearing dogs can alert their owner to specific sounds such as ringing telephones, doorbells, alarm clocks, microwave or oven timers, smoke alarms, approaching sirens, crying babies or when someone calls out their name. Seizure alert and response dogs: For people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders, these dogs can recognize the signs that their owner is going to have a seizure, and provide them with advance warning, so he or she can get to a safe place or take medication to prevent the seizure or lessen its severity. They are also trained to retrieve medications and use a pre-programmed phone to call for help. These dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes, panic attacks and various other conditions. Finding a Dog If youre interested in getting your mom a service dog, contact some assistance dog training agencies. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a list-Dear Savvy Senior Can assistance dogs help seniors with physical limitations? My mother, whos 60, has progressive multiple sclerosis and Im wonder ing if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Dog Loving LindaDear Linda For people with disabilities and certain medical conditions, assistant dogs can be fantastic help, not to mention they provide great companionship and an invaluable sense of security. Heres what you should know. Assistance Dogs While most people are familiar with guide dogs that help people who are blind or visually impaired, there are also a variety of assistance dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities, hearing loss and various medical conditions. Unlike most pets, assistance dogs are highly trained canine specialists usually Golden and Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds that know approximately 40 to 50 commands, and are amazingly well-behaved and calm. Heres a breakdown of the different types of assistance dogs and what they can help with. By Jim Miller Assistance Dogs Can Make Life Easier for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORing of around 75 U.S. training agencies on their website that you can access at assistancedogsinternational.org. After you locate a few, youll need to either visit their website or call them to find out the types of training dogs they offer, the areas they serve, if they have a waiting list, and what upfront costs will be involved. Many agencies offer dogs for free, and others may charge several thousand dollars. To get an assistance dog, your mom will need to show proof of her disability which her physician can provide, and shell have to complete an application and go through an interview process. She will also need to go and stay at the training facility for a week or two so she can get familiar with her dog and get training on how to handle it. Its also important to understand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your mom or some other friend or family member must be able and willing to provide. Savvy Tip: For more infor mation on assistance dogs visit workinglikedogs.com, an educational website for people who are interested in getting an assistance dog. They also offer Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook for $22. 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.Become a Master Gardener VolunteerA love of gardening, a search for knowledge, and a desire to share that learning with others are central to why gardeners join the Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Right now the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is accepting applications from members of the community who are interested in joining the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Today, more than ever, home gardeners are becoming active Master Gardener volunteers. Master Gardeners not only become better home gardeners and environmental stewards, but also advise and inform the community on Florida-Friendly landscapes and better gardening techniques. Master Gardeners provide volunteer leadership and service to the residents of Manatee County. They answer homeowner gardening questions, conduct plant clin ics, create demonstration gardens, beautify community landscaping, and teach principles of environmental horticulture. Florida adopted the Master Gar dener concept in 1979 with Manatee County as one of the three original Florida counties to conduct Master Gardener Training. Due to tremendous success, the program is now active in over 80% of Flor idas counties. The Florida Master Gardener Program is sponsored by the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), of which the Extension Service is a part. Manatee County boasts over 80 active members. Important requirements for becoming a Master Gardener are an interest in learning about gardening and horticulture, time to attend the intensive training course and study many areas of horticulture, and a willingness to share what you learn with others. What is so special about Master Gardeners? You can get the same gardening information from tele vision, books, or gardening maga zines. No one could argue there is a tremendous amount of gardening information available. However, Master Gardeners are making a valuable difference in their communities by providing the infor mation and the newest research on horticulture topics from the University of Florida. sadors of the University of Florida Extension and extend the mission of the land-grant university into our community. They are trained and certified in research-based, cutting edge horticultural practices. are representatives of the Manatee County Extension Service and provide educational information as a free public service. ing, hands-on demonstrations when it comes to gardening. Master Gardeners consider it an honor, and part of their charter, to teach others the how-tos of gardening and landscaping. neighbors; they provide informa tion on growing and maintain ing plants suitable to our specific geographical location, rather than generalizing to a regional area. Interested? Download an appli cation from Web site http://mana tee.ifas.ufl.edu and click on the Master Gardener Program link on the left side of the web page under the subheading of Lawn and Gar den or call Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent, at (941) 722-4524 for an application or for more informa tion.

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20 DECEMBER 1, 2011 FISH TALESLive bait is hard to come byWhat a great time of the year to fish. With the clock set back one hour, daylight comes an hour earlier and our weather is wonderful. Dont forget that gag grouper season has closed and will not open again until July 1 when the season opens again. You may catch them but must release your catch. Dont be caught with one in your well. Spanish mackerel have stayed in our bay waters and have been a consistent catch. They are catching them with golden spoons and light tackle. Sheepshead are big, huge, and plentiful this time of the year. This black and white striped fish is ugly and full of bones, but lean and has a beautiful white meat. Great for your diet. You can catch them from your pier, from bridges, from land, or in your boat in the bay waters, rivers and canals. Live baits become hard to come by this time of the year. I suggest that you get to the bait shops early in the morning to get the large or extra large shrimp. It is a good idea to take several bags of frozen shrimp along as many of the fish are extra hungry waiting for food. Use the frozen when live is gone. It is about impossible to find schools of live bait this time of the year. With lower tides this time of the year, you might fish deeper waters, as the fish have moved from the shallows to deeper flats. Watch for mullet jumping, you can throw your nets in a round circle and get enough mullet to complete your day. You will be sure to have dinner on the table. It is the time of the year for hush puppies, cheese grits and fried mullet. Mangrove snapper are still a good catch. Dont bypass this fish. They make a good tablefare. Plenty are waiting for you out in the bay channels. With the weather getting cooler at times, you will find that flounder are not so lazy and are submerging to the surface off the sandy bottom where they have been all summer. Many larger than usual catches have been made this week. This flat, one-eyed fish does not appear to be a great eating fish, but it is a lean white meat and most popular by many. Tripletail have been caught this week. It is mostly an open water fish and hides behind channel buoys, wrecks or any object beneath, in which they can hide. They like shrimp, crabs or such bait. Food value is not the greatest. Redfish are swimming in larger groups. Catches have been great. They still are a restricted catch with only one per person per day. Legal catch not less than l8 or more than 27. They are so plentiful that many anglers are catching and releasing, only keeping their legal catch. This fish is great baked, stuffed with Ruskin onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and potatoes. Trout are plentiful in the grassy flats. Often anglers have difficulty setting the hook in their soft mouths. It is an art to hook one and get it safely inside of your boat. They are great tablefare, even fried for breakfast. Cobia are hovering in waters from 25 to l00. If it is real cold, many will migrate to the warm waters of TECO. Catches have been made of 20 to 35 pounders. We have great weather with a range from 70 to 80, as we enjoy fishing in December. Think about others in the snow. How lucky and blessed are we. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek Dance at Manatee RV ParkThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Park Hall located at 6302 U.S. 41 South. Music by Brian Ashley. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. The public is invited and admission will be a $4 donation. For more information, call J. Sullivan 813-649-9150. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. -5 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.. Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, 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, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valen tines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7 days only $643. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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16 The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Vigil with Kim Mullins Friday, Dec. 30 7-11 p.m. Rolling River Band Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year Eve Dinner and Dance with Rolling River Band All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests. RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe 3rd Annual Student Reddick, Ruskin and ny, Inc. Yes, the winners cards are now ready for sale. front desk at a cost of The SouthShore Regional Cypress Creek Elementary School Reddick Elementary School Ruskin Elementary School Wimauma Elementary School Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-off HC Hispanic employees recognized Lighted Boat Parade on Little ManateeRiverside Boat Club at Riverside Club Golf and Boating Resort will hold its annual Christmas lighted boat parade on Monday, Dec. 5. The parade will gather at 6 p.m. at the marina in Hayes Bayou on the Little Manatee River, proceed downriver to the Hwy. 41 bridge, and return. It will conclude with pot luck refreshments at the Riverside Club marina. Best viewing will be along the river between 6 and 7 p.m. The club welcomes non-residents who interested in decorating their boats and joining this years parade. Decorated boats can arrive at the marina by water prior to 6 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, Dec. 6.For more information, call Bill Troeber at (813) 938-1299.Check out the Summerfield Holiday Craft Market in Riverview. ty crafters and vendors will have day. Holiday art contest winners

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22 DECEMBER 1, 2011 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r 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! formerly of Southshore BarberNOW AT C N Js Beauty StopWelcomes Back Former and New Clients to her new location602 W. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin(4 Blocks West of Hwy. 41) SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYA Call To All Adult Fiber Artists For The Crawford Gallery Thursday, Dec. 1 All Day The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for 2012 Fiber Artists (quilting, weaving and handmade paper)for a group fiber show in March/ April 2012 in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are available at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are due December 1, 2011. Questions? Contact Laurie Burhop at 273-3652. Ask-A-Health-Care-Professional Discussion Friday, Dec. 2 1 to 2 p.m. Join us as a health care professional shares information on Medicare and Home Health Care. A question-and-answer session will follow. Great Books Discussion Group Saturday, Dec. 3 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A moderated discussion of John Updikes classic work, Rabbit, Run.Honest Floridians pay the price for PIP fraud.Thats the takeaway from meetings I attended around the state recently where PIP auto insurance fraud was the topic of discussion. PIP, or per sonal injury protection, is insurance coverage added to your overall auto policy that is intended to pay for medical, and other expenses associated with a car crash, regardless of fault. In Florida, a minimum of $10,000 PIP coverage is required with each policy. We pay the highest auto liability insurance premiums in the nation 56 percent more than other states. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in staged accidents and questionable claims, which is why the number of crashes is going down, while the number of PIP claims and the cost of those claims is going up. After receiving a PIP fraud update during the Cabinet meeting in Tallahassee, Floridas Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and I participated in listening meetings with Floridians in Tallahassee, Orlando, Fort Lauder dale, Tampa and Miami to hear their concerns about PIP fraud and ideas for a solution. We learned that, if we do nothing, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation predicts a 29 percent PIP pure premium increase each year. While the pure premium increase directly impacts the insurer, the costs get passed down to consumers through rate hikes, since insurers must raise rates to close the gap created by rapidly increasing fraud costs. In a time when were working every day to get Floridas economy back on its feet, the last thing we need is fraudsters to cause auto insurance premiums to skyrocket and raise the cost of living in this state, something I have vowed to prevent as Governor. After listening to constituents affected by PIP fraud and their solutions to the problem, I announced four pillars that must be addressed to fix PIP: fraud prevention, litigation reform, utilization and provider reform and accountability. My expectation is that we will provide significant PIP reform this legislative session. Florida consumers have already paid over $800 million for PIP fraud over the last several years and enough is enough. Florida needs better protections for consumers, and I am committed to holding the line on runaway premiums in order to fulfill my promise to keep the cost of living low and get our state back to work. I encourage all Floridians with ideas for fixing PIP to email me at Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com or call your House and Senate members and let them know that you expect them to support PIP reform so we can reduce the cost of auto insurance in Florida.From the desk of Gov. Rick Scott Combating GriefGrief is a natural response to loss. Its the emotional suffering you feel when someone you love is taken away. The single most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people. Even if you arent comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstance, its important to express them when you are grieving. Sharing your loss makes the bur den of grief easier to carry. Kelly Kowall, the proud Gold Star Mother of Spec. Corey Kowall who was killed in Afghanistan on September 20, 2009, founded FAVE Boating Expeditions [a 501 (c) (19) non-profit organization] to provide a variety of boating excur sions to those who had endured the loss of a fallen soldier as a way to help them heal. To expand on the healing that these boating trips provide, she is currently developing a peer mentoring program for soldiers and veterans with the assistance of Darcie Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS writer, speaker and cofounder of Grief Inc, and Edmond Dubreuil, MSW, ACSW, RCSWI professional mental health consultant and Executive Director of The Community Mental Wellness Center. This dba 501 (c) (3) non-profit endeavor is Eyes on the Skies Project Corregidor. This program will be available to our Soldiers and Veterans starting in 2012. Their mission to provide veter ans who have suffered the loss of a fallen soldier the skills necessary to become peer mentors for soldiers returning from deployments where they too have endured the pain of losing a comrade in arms. Eyes on the Skies Project Cor regidor will be utilizing Southern Comfort Inn in Ruskin to provide the essential housing for this program. Although the veterans and soldiers will definitely enjoy everything that this cozy Inn has to offer they will also be utilizing the boating trips as one of the thera peutic tools for those who will be participating in the peer mentor training and support program. By providing a relaxed setting and a safe environment in which healing can begin through support, communication, mentoring, and sharing of stories between those who have experienced the pain that stems from the death of a military service member and those who understand that pain their hope is that this program will help to lower the suicide rate, the divorce rate and the drug and alcohol abuse that is on the rise around military bases across the country. Currently, they are seeking volunteers at all levels to become involved with this program. If you are interested in assisting with this endeavor call Kelly Kowall at 727207-5844 or Edmond Dubreuil at 813-777-9777.Greening your holiday gifts is easier than ever this season with a symbolic sea turtle adoption from Sea Turtle Conservancy. Sea turtle adoptions are a fun way to spread the message of conservation during the holidays, said David Godfrey, executive director of Sea Turtle Conservancy. These symbolic adoptions also make a big impact, supporting sea turtle conservation efforts worldwide. Why sea turtles? These ancient creatures are among the most important indicators of the health of the worlds marine and coastal ecosystems. All seven sea turtle species are listed as threatened or endangered, and their continuing decline has serious implications for countless marine animals as well as for people. Sea turtle adoptions are a great way to help improve the survival outlook for sea turtles. For a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more, Sea Turtle Conservancy will send gift recipients a personalized adoption certificate, a Sea Turtle Conservation Guide, a membership window cling, a sea turtle sticker and bookmark, a magnet, and a one-year subscription to Sea Turtle Conser vancys membership publication, all in a keepsake sea turtle folder. And for a limited time, upgrade any sea turtle gift adoption to the $50 level or above, and Sea Turtle Conservancy will include a free 2012 Sea Turtle Scenes Calendar in addition to the adoption premium (while supplies last). Delivery is free for US orders placed by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 4. To adopt a turtle online, visit AdoptASeaTurtle.org or call 1-800678-7853 to place a phone order.Green Your Holidays: Sea Turtle Adoption GiftsGenealogical Society to meetThe Tuesday, Dec. 20 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Jim and Terry Willard discussing The Civilized Internet for Genealogists. Since 1960, Terry and Jim have been teaching students, from age of 5 to 95. From 1995-2000, they served as co-hosts for the popular PBS Television series Ancestors. This meeting will be held at the SouthShore Regional Library, beginning at 1 p.m., following a noon luncheon. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by Dec. 14 by calling Beth Clarke at 642-9329. 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DECEMBER 1, 2011 23Back Pack MissionMembers of the United Community Church, in Sun City Center have generously contributed backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations to the Metropolitan Ministries program Backpacks of Hope. Approximately 5000 children receive new backpacks full of school supplies, along with haircuts, health screenings, child safety demonstrations and lots of fun at the Backpacks Block Party hosted by the Metropolitan Ministries. These children enter school with a bright future filled with hope and opportunity. You may Contact Metropolitan Ministries at 813209-1000 or log on to www.metromin.org for further information. CCW Card PartyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up your table in advance and attend their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. There will be an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 633-2460. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $35................before noon$30...................after noon$20...................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 12/31/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and Saturday OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com SEASONAL SAVINGS has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617We accept most long-term care insurance policies.References upon request. You DO have choices. How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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? One of the most wonderful aspects of the Christmas season is music, and one of Sun City Centers best annual Christmas concerts is given by the German American Chorus and the South Shore Concert Band, sharing the gifts of song and instrumental numbers at Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. German American ChorusThe band, under the direction of Edwin Nawrock, will delight you with the sounds of Christmas and the chorus, under the direction of Lynn Hirschfeld, features a wide variety of music, from German folk songs and operatic numbers to beautiful and inspiring carols. Tickets are $5 and are available from all members. They are also being sold at the Atrium kiosk mornings from 9 a.m. until noon beginning on Dec. 1. Tickets will also be available at the door. Dont miss this outstanding and uplifting concert.Chorus and band unite for Christmas concertThe Mary & Martha House in Ruskin would like to acknowledge the grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center Helen Hill Trust that made the purchase of a new/used truck possible for the agency. The funds will help to ensure that the agencys Thrift Store can continue to pick up furniture and large household items that are sold in the agencys Thrift Store. The Store is a social enterprise venture that provides revenue to cover the operational costs associated with the Emergency Shelter Program. The mission of the Mary & Martha House is to provide emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their children so that they can obtain full-time employment and successfully move into permanent housing. Last year the agency provided housing to 121 women and children and 55% of these women gained full-time employment and moved their families into permanent housing. On behalf of the women and children, the Board of the Mary & Martha House would like to thank the Community Foundation for their generosity and support. For more information or to volunteer call 645-7874 or go to the agencys newly revamped website at www. marymarthahouse.org.Mary & Martha House thanks the Community Foundation of SCC Four new vendors open in Village ShoppesThe Village Shoppes of Ruskin is announcing and welcoming the arrival of four new vendors in the mall. Opening just in time for the Christmas rush is: Fritzis, who makes custom jewelry and also sells miscellaneous merchandise. John Gjertsen, operating as Ottos Den, specializes in jewelry repair, watches, and clocks; plus, Mimiz who sells collectables and also takes items on consignment; and, Roberts jewelry, specializing in fine gems and costume jewelry. Vendors, during the Christmas holidays are offering price breaks and specials to help stretch your dollars. Avoid the traffic at the malls, shop leisurely in air conditioned comfort in the spacious 75,000 square feet of shopping space and help support your local small business people while saving money. The Village Shoppes of Ruskin offer both used and new merchandise perfect for gift giving. The Village Shoppes is located on 19th. Ave. NE and US 41, just across from McDonalds in the old K-Mart building. The Village Shoppes are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and camaraderie are offered at 1 p.m. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. This meeting will feature both a silent auction and a round table discussion of Issues and Challenges in 2012. For more information, call Ann Guiles 813-383-5951.

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24 DECEMBER 1, 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 Fear is at the bottom of all intolerance. Hendrik W. Van Loon Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study Christmas Eve Service 6:30 p.m.Featuring a Childrens Christmas PageantSunday Service: 10:15 a.m. We meet at Kids-R-Kids 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 767-6994 www.ChristCommunityFL.com First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas tradition continuesA long time standing Christmas tradition in the South Shore area has been the First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas Production. It has been their gift to the community for over 20 years. The performances for this years production will be a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. This years production Jesus Our Treasure contains scenes filled with music, comedy and an unexpected twist in the storyline when Jacob (Sandy Weatherholt) tells his granddaughter (Molly Williams) how Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection impacted his entire life. As always there will be no charge. It is First Baptist Church of Ruskins gift to the community. If it is not already a tradition, why not start this year. First Baptist Church of Ruskin is located at 820 College Ave. W in Ruskin, 1/2 mile west of US 41. For more information call the church office at (813) 645-6439 or go to their website www.fbcruskin.org. St. Anne serves spaghetti dinnerThere will be a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus held at St. Anne Catholic Church located on US 41 and 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Spaghetti and meatballs with a salad will be served. The ticket price is $8 per person, children under 12 will be free.SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hosts eventsOn Dec. 1 SCC Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents Dr. Robert P. Tucker, a regular presenter who speaks in depth, seriously but with humor,on pastoral and spiritual matters. This week Dr. Tucker will focus on Jesus Family As the Christmas season approaches, with all of its mythical trappings, Dr. Tucker will bring us back down to earth with a survey of what scholars know about the real, historical Jesus and his family. This week is their monthly food donation, so help fill the table. On Dec. 8 Dr. Ryan Cragun will join them with Repackaging Humanism as Spirituality Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 81363323491Church appreciates Pastor Tanner Recently Maranatha Church of God in Ruskin celebrated Pastor Appreciation Sunday for Pastor Don Tanner. Pastor Tanner has been at Maranatha Church of God for twenty-five years. Tanner came to Ruskin in 1986 from Alabama. He has helped church members through difficult times and celebrated in good times as well. He is truly a man of God and preaches Gods word with passion. Being a pastor requires more than preaching skills, he also makes needed repairs to buildings and keeps the grounds at the corner of SR 674 and U.S. 41. Tanner is known to be a hard worker. On the light side he enjoys cooking hot dogs and hamburgers outside at church social events. Pastor Tanner had a soft place in his heart for the many children who attended the day care while in operation. He has this same soft place for the elderly in nursing homes in the area and in Palmetto. He brings the Gospel alive in word and song and is assisted by Nita and Jack Parkins. For anyone who has witnessed his church services at Riviera Palms in Palmetto he ministers to each person attending not leaving until each has had either a handshake or a hug. Pastor Tanner playing his banjo Trinity Baptist Church hospitality committee prepared Thanksgiving dinner for 100 The Trinity Baptist Church hospitality committee organizes monthly covered dish dinners, the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and other special events. This year they hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 100 people. For more information call 634-4228.Front: Marian Hilton. Back row (L-R): Vern Elarth, Diane Nourse, Jane Elarth, Shirley Ratts, Nancy Lucas, Ivan Lucas, Herb Weidlich, Jeannie Weidlich.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 25 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor Area Places of Worship 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church 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 Voice of the Faithful to meet The Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years old), will meet on Monday, Dec. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Video will be interview with renowned theologian Hans Kung, Professor Emeritus Ecumenical Theology at Univ., Tubingen, Ger many, He is also an expert of the Second Vatican Council. All inter ested people are welcome, bring a friend free. For more information call 634-9904 or larry_vaughan@ comcast.comWomens Bible study takes hiatusThe Womens Interdenomina tional Bible Study will end for the year on Dec. 12 followed by a Christmas Pot Luck Salad Luncheon in Creason Hall, United Methodist Church, 1211 W. Del Webb Blvd, SCC. All members, past members and guests are invit ed at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy the study. RSVP to 813-645-3656 by Dec. 7. They will begin a new study of Genesis at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2012 in Creason. For each of you, they wish a wonderful celebration of Christs Birth and a Blessed New Year.Unity in Brandon invites all to servicesRev. Ernestine Butler will be the speaker on Dec. 4 and Dec.11. Valleri Crabtree will be back Dec.18 by popular demand. She makes time fly with Dec. 25 and yes there will be worship on Christmas Day, lead by the whole congregation. A special Christmas service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Live Nativity at Ruskin United MethodistThere will be live animals, a por trayal of the birth of Christ, hot chocolate, snacks and its all for free. The Ruskin Youth Group, for their sixth year, will present the reenactment of the birth of Christ as taken from the Bible. Characters will include Joseph and Mary, the Wise Men, Shepherds and Angels plus live animals. The perfor mance will take place outside on the church grounds. Children will receive candy canes and can meet and pet the animals in the stable. There will be two performances, at 6 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Ruskin United Methodist is located at 105 4th Street NW in Ruskin. That is just one block west of Highway 41 behind the SunTrust Bank. For more information call 813-645-1241.Carl E. Flodeen Jr.Carl E. Flodeen Jr., 92, entered his heavenly home on Nov. 22. He was the loving husband of Joan for 69 years, father of Linda Holmer (Daniel) and Pamela Harris, grandfather of Christopher Richards (Cherie) all of Brandon, FL and Britta Gibbon (Robert) of Apopka, FL, greatgrandfather of 2 and one surviving sister Betty Anderson of Moline, IL. He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister, Dorothy Brasmer and 1 great granddaughter. He was born in Moline, IL, son of Carl Sr. and Lois Reig. He graduated from Rock Island High School and was drafted very early in World War II serving nearly 5 years. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1980 as Chief in the tool engineering branch. In his retirement he loved playing golf and loved making people laugh. He will be missed. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Memorial plans are being made at a later date. Raymond Clifford MichelfelderRaymond Clifford Michelfelder, 84, passed away Nov. 23, 2011, with his family at his side. Ray was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. He lived with his wife Betty in Ringwood, N.J. for 45 years, moved to N.C. and then to FL. in 1999. He was a District Supervisor, Employment Services, for the state of N.J. for 35 years and a member of the American Legion for 63 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty; daughters, JoAnn Jones and Judy Sickora; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Morby, and brothers, David and Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL 33573.Arthur W. ReedArthur W. Reed, 89, of Sun City Center, Fl passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House, Ruskin. Born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 1922, Arthur was a retired supervisor employed by J & L Steel Company, Louisville, Ohio. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of United Community Church, Sun City Center and B.P.O.Elks, Arthur is preceded in death by his wife Margaret A. Reed and sister, Maxine Laney. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Pacitti of Sun City Center; son, Terrence (Margaret) Reed of Tucson, AZ; daughter Catherine (Stephen) Baum of Fallbrook, CA and Lorraine (Rex) Broad of North Canton, Ohio; a sister, Lois Bittner of Chippewa, Pa. Arthur is also survived by 5 grandchildren Heather Reed, Shannon Murphy, Jaime Stahl, Cheryl Hamilton and Renee Broad, 6 greatgrandchildren Emelia and Molly Stahl, Zoe and Aeryn Murphy, Madeleine and Catelyn Reed. Arthur is also survived by a special friend Peggy Kotila of Sun City Center, Fl A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 at United Community Church, Sun City Center 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC FL 33573. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to Sun City Center Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Dr. Ruskin, FL 33573 or United Community Church 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl 33573 John B. WilliamsJohn B. Williams, 81, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly Greenwood, IN, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2011. John was born in Lafayette, TN on May 16, 1930 and retired as a Production Control Supervisor from Western Electric (Alcatel-Lucent). He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Dee Williams; daughter, Kim (Art) Droege; brother, Ralph D. Williams of Hopkinsville, KY; sisters Estelle Smith and Ruth Bandy of Indianapolis, IN. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Palm Garden of Sun City Center, 3850 Upper Creek Drive, SCC, FL 33573, CARE Inc., 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Feast of Dedication scheduledCome join Sound the Shofar at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 for a celebration of Hanukaha, Feast of Dedication. Bring a Bibli cally Kosher finger food to share. There will be a worship service and a short teaching on Did Yeshua celebrate Hanukkah? The gathering will meet at the South Shore Library. The library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon at 477-1517.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100DECEMBER 1, 2011 THE SHOPPER 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 SALE 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE Find what you need in 105 PERSONAL 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 What If This Y ear, Y our New Years Resolution Came True . What If This Y ear, Y our New Years Resolution Came True . Check us out at FastTwitchFP.com or call 813.294.2836 F a s t T w i tc h Fi t n e s s P e r f o r m a n c e O ff e r s 260 FRUITS/VEG.Artesian Farms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College Ave., W. Ruskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost N ew T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday thru Saturday, 9am3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist G ibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Saturday, Dec. 3. Boardwalk of RivL ane, (off G ibsonton D r between US 301 & I-75) 8am-2pm. Variety of items: Furniture, clothing, books & home furnishings. Moving sale. Saturday, D ec 3, 9am5pm. King R ichard Mobile Home E state. (Corner of U S 301 & Big Bend) 10315 F landers L oop. T oo much to list. Multi family yard sale. S omething for everyone. Saturday & Sunday, 8am-4pm. 1708 A lhambra Crest D rive, V enetian (off I nterchange St.) Ruskin Multi family. L ots of nice items. computer items. D ec 1, 2 & 3, 8am-2pm. 637 A llegheny D r., S CC. Follow signs. Yard sale. Saturday, Dec. 3, 8am2pm & Sunday, Dec. 4, 8am-4pm. 6240 F lorida Circle West, A pollo Beach. 1623 V istoso Lane ( V entana V illage off Cypress Creek) F riday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Sofa, bakers rack, Christmas & collectibles (Hot Wheels, MatchBox, Johnny Light ning, Barbies) Garage sale. Friday Dec. 2, 8am2pm. 2321 Lyndhurst Dr., SCC. (off D el Webb West). Computer cabinet, household items & more Summereld Holiday Craft Market Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Summereld Community CenterSanta arrives at noon 40+ Crafters and Vendors, Food, Fun, Attendance Prizes Do you need a sale? Estate or moving. Since 1972. Our promise to you is we make old things look new & new things look newer. Above The Rest 813-633-5013 or 813-431-5550 G arage sale. 833 & 835 Birdie Way, A pollo Beach. Christmas trees, decorations, collectibles, etc. New propane & nearly new generators. Boat fire extinguishers, 30 amp power cord, new spinning rod hold ers, small R ichee compass & more. Saturday, Dec. 3, 8am-3pm. A pollo Beach. G lass top patio table, R attan sofa, love seat, enclosed 7x12 trailer, 10x10 event tent canopy, large wall mirror, computer monitor, glassware, TVs, microwaves, Christmas, estate & misc. items. T hursday, F riday & S aturday, 8am-2pm. 6443 Lake Sunrise Dr Garage sale. SCC. Doll houses/ furniture, 1/2, 1, natural wicker furniture with mattress. Christmas lights, miter saw 10 with laser, household items. Friday 2 & Saturday 3, 8am2pm. 1515 Allegheny Drive. Garage sale. Saturday 12/03 8am2pm. Lots of kitchen & household items. A ll new, fryers, steamers, lots of dishes, quilts, etc. 13235 Huge Garage Sale Magnolia Landings Court (off Del Webb West) SCC. Christmas, antiques, collectibles, household items, tools, motorcycle trailer & much more. Signs posted. Dec. 2, 9am-2pm. G arage sale. F riday & S aturday, 9am-1pm. Pool furniture, wicker set, household items, cigar humidors, paintings, living room rocker. 1610 Ventana Dr., near Cypress Creek golf course. Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m 1 09 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Yard sale. 803 L eisey Circle, R uskin, (off 7th S t. S W & 3rd A ve. S W). Tools, garden equipment, boating items, ladies clothing & accessories, tions, books, kitchen & household items, wall decorations. Saturday, Dec. 3, 7am T ools, tools. S aturday only, D ec. 3, 8am-2pm. Miter 10 saw, drills, sander, skill saw, pressure washer & other household items. 818 White Heron Blvd., Ruskin Garage sale. Friday only, D ec. 2, drews Est. SCCTools 18ft trailer, Santa collectibles & misc. household items. 9am-3pm, Saturday, Dec. 3. 613 24th Ave., SW, Ruskin. G arage sale. 1727 S Pebble Beach Blvd., S CC. F riday & S aturday, Dec. 2 & 3. Refrigerator very good, lots of household toys clothes baby items, garage items. Something for everyone. 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 920 Del Webb East, SCCSofa w/Matching Loveseat, Twin Beds, Sofa Sleeper, Bookcases, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Armoire, Recliner, File Cabinet, Swivel Rocker, Cedar Chest, Patio Furniture, China Cabinet, Bedroom Chests, Tool Chest, Collectables, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales NETTIES ESTATE SALES1509 Arrowhead Dr.(off Valley Forge)Fri.-Sat., Dec. 2 & 37 a.m. to 1 p.m.Contents Include: Vintage Sofa, Side Chairs, Coffee & End Tables, Pink Recliner, Kitchen Table on Casters, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Server, Curio Cabinet, Glassware, Kitchenware, Collectibles, Full Size Bedroom Set, Desk & Chair, Lane Cedar Chest, Rocker Recliners, Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Lanai Set on Casters, Garden Tools, Household & Garage Items, Maytag Freezer, Treadmill, BIG, BEAUTIFUL, Fully Decorated CHRISTMAS TREE purchased at a Charity Auction, and Much More!PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 3: THE GREAT SHOE SALE50% OFF all SHOESPLUS, the Secret Sale 312 ESTATE SALES 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! Elmiras Wildlife Sanctuary Tours also available 11 a.m. and Noon(941) 776-8975 Chulavista Landings ClubhouseCRAFT FAIRSATURDAY, DEC. 10Homemade Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors Wanted call Lee at 813-641-2689 Chulavista Landings MHPPARK-WIDECARPORT SALESATURDAY, DEC. 3Lunch available at Clubhouse 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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THE SHOPPER 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Row boat, Sears Game Fishing-12 with equipment. $150 obo. SCC. 813-633-2895Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-7878531. www.littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com Im a Lowrey organ looking for a new homeIm almost new, cause Ive been played on only a few times and am lonesome now.My owner will accept $500. Please call to see me.Joy Trimble: 813-633-1100 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 Classis 72 Ford LTD conventible, cold air, restored, $8,500 obo. 98 Evinrude, $4,200 obo. 813-3809763 1996 White Grand Marquis, runs 813-928-7657 RV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813345-6860 Bedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $550. 813494-5354 Living room set: sofa, recliners, end & cocktail tables, lamps, media console $600 for all, obo. 813-6336135, SCCGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Cruise Car, Club Car, EZ-Go, GMW scooters, new, rebuilds, restore, rentals, solar, street legal. SUC parts, charger repair & bat tery. 2202 US 41 South, Ruskin. 813-649-8099Hillsboro Memorial Gardens: 2 cemetery lots in the Garden of Cross, Lot 146-A, spaces 1 & 2. Great buy at $3950 obo. Call 813-633-1334 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Owner will consider both purchase and lease option offers with flexible terms. This property has 200 ft on U.S. Hwy. 41 and is set up for both office and warehouse space. The property is completely fenced in with parking for over 30 vehicles. This is a great location for a business that needs easy highway access and flexible space. Dont miss this opportunity! PRICE REDUCED TO $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER move in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C, Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 GREAT NEW LISTING, RUSKIN: Work from home, on this property, zoned CG, including a 2BR+Den house, screen porch, inside utility, wood floors, and an extension consisting of 4 offices/1.5BA, for a total of 2,600 sq. ft. Lot is 1 acre cleared, partially fenced, with few old oaks, detached garage and carport, circular driveway, and large road frontage. Close to schools, shopping and major highways, this property is perfectly maintained. $259,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CONCRETE BLOCK HOUSE FOR $45,000!. With 2BR/1BA, laminate floors, remodeled BA, enclosed addition, inside utility-rm, and a large fenced lot, this Apollo Beach home can make a perfect starter/retirement home or a great rental. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SUN CITY CENTER FURNISHED HOME: Clean, elegantly furnished, this 2BR/2BA + enclosed lanai, inside utility with washer, dryer, space for golf cart and garage, is move-in ready Large, bright living areas, nice kitchen with breakfast nook, walk-in-closets in BR, tiles in both BA, are many other desirable features. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RESIDENTIAL LOT, RUSKIN: A block from Little Manatee River, in peaceful area of town, close to everything, this could be the perfect spot for your dream home. Only $20,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED, REACTIVATED, READY FOR OFFERS. Commercial property once used for plumbing business offers good exposure on busy Shell Point Road. Possible owner financing. Call for details. Now only $99,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT DUPLEX. Stilt duplex near Tampa Bay has great views from front and back balconies. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA previously used for extended family but excellent for rental now available for quick occupancy. Recent renovations. $149,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVER FRONT. $299,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011INVEST NOW, BUILD LATER! Great location on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house amid huge oak trees, but value is in the land. 2.1 acres with SMU6 land use. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT RENTAL Well maintained 2BR/2BA home with a large screened lanai overlooking the water. Tenants have use of a private dock. Special features include: new wood floor in living/dining area, both bathrooms recently updated, large private yard and much more! $1,000 per month with one year lease. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. $350,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT HOME with Gulf/Bay Access. Darling 2BR/2BA home with eat-in kitchen, living room, family room, covered porch, above ground pool, dock and boat lift and much more! Asking only $199,900. Call today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 FULLY OPERATIONAL 14 ACRE FISH FARM, deep permitted well, polished and well cared for. Owner will adapt property for other uses if desired. Asking $395,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Sofa & Loveseat, Inlaid Dining Room Table, Dinee Set, King Bed, Misc. Furniture, TVs, Computer, Entertainment Centers, Antiques, Musical Instruments, Collectables: Dresden, Goebel, Hummels, Bohemian Glass, Crystal, Plates, Beer Steins, Pewter, Stei, Wunderling Medals, Tea Service, Flatware, Meershaun Pipes, Vita-Mixer, Artist Supplies, Books (German & English), Clothing, Jewelry, Kitchenware and Garage Items. P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES359 Caloosa Palms Ct. Sun City Center Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 Check out www.observernews.net RUSKINESTATE SALEEntire Household Must GoFurniture, Antiques, China, Collectibles, Household Items, Regulation Pool Table, Electronics, Recumbent Bike, Refrigerator, and much more!8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3

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DECEMBER 1, 2011THE SHOPPER The ShopperThe Observer News The SCC Observer The Riverview Current Mail payment or drop payment to:210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl. 33570DEADLINE: Ad and payment must be received by 4 p.m. Monday AD COPY AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEAR: up to 20 words$17.00includes listing on web......... 30 for each additional word over 20 YOUR NAME: ADDRESS: CITY/STATE/ZIP DAYTIME PHONE: CALL IN YOUR AD TO: 645-3111 ext. 201 OR FAX IT TO: 645-1792 CLASSIFICATION Check out our web site observernews.net 510 HOUSES FOR SALE REAL ESTATE500 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 RENTALS600 565 M.H. IN P ARKSRuskin 55+, senior park. Very clean, 12x65 mobile, furnished, 2br/1ba. Large sunroom & carport, plus shed. $9,500. Neptune Park Unit 12. Call 813-645-3563 or 519-2393046. Immediate occupancy. 610 W ATERFRONT RENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124 611 HOUSES FOR RENT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-6349695 Ruskin. 1 bedroom, possible 2 bedroom for rent. Water, lawn, boat ramp included. No pets. $380 monthly 941-447-2428. Handyman welcome.612 APTS. FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 month ly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 1br/1ba furnished apt. for rent. $1,100 includes all utilities. Adult MH park. Little Manatee Spring, 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma. 813634-2395 2br/1ba apt for rent. Bahia Beach area. Utilities included $900 monthly. Call Kent 813-352-0510 613 CONDOS FOR RENTSun City Center, 2br/2ba condo, 55+ Recently remodeled, completely furnished, 1,900 sf. Call 813-938-3041 614 DUPLEX FOR RENT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 624 V ACATION RENTALSBradenton Beach, (Smugglers Cove), Dec. 10-17, fully furnished $675 for the week. Can be seen at www.vacationet.com and call Randy 813-633-4590 630 M.H. RENTALSFor Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. 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Reference on request. 813-716-7842 CNA. Will take care of your loved one. Very trustworthy. 10yrs experience. Excellent reference. Full-time /part-time private duty. Local 727504-1797 Licensed Caregiver/ home heath aide/ companion. Meal planning, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, errands, etc. SCC resident. 18 yrs experience. References. Call Kathy 813-352-5771 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 SER VICES700 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean 705 CLEANINGHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! 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Load er, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 716 CONCRETEConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Li censed & insured. Call Steve Sim 720 HOME MAINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. In sured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 735 TRANSPORTATIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813731-9283 for rates740 MISC. SER VICESIn Your Home Pet Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, li censed, bonded, insured. Refer ences available. email: olivertort@ aol.com Oliver & Company Seawall Repairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspec tion. Hecker Construction Co. 813236-9306 2BR/2BA, nice singlewide, split plan, remodeled BA with great shower handicap accessible, large screen porch with ramp, carport, utility shed, sold furnished. $36,900. 2BR/2BA, greatly furnished singlewide with large addition/living room, eat-in space in kitchen, newer CHA, screen porch, carport, large shed, great corner lot. 2BR/2BA furnished doublewide, large enclosed lanai, utility-rm, carport, shed, double roof. Great modern kitchen, large MBR & MBA, walk-in closets and more. $59,500. bright kitchen with bay window, enclosed lanai off living room, inside utility-rm, great 12x24 workshop, carport, $63,900. These properties are all in nice condition and will make perfect starter/retirement homes! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 EMPLOYMENT800 870 GENERAL Goodson Strawberry Market Balm, FL South Hillsborough Mortgage Lender has immediate need for adminis trative position. Must have computer helpful. Flex /time available. 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DECEMBER 1, 2011 31 10 x 15.5 29269-GTHB (12-1) Sun City Observer Group FC (lm) 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 of fers 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 12/4/11.

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32 DECEMBER 1, 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