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www.ObserverNews.netDecember 8, 2011 Volume 55 Number 46 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 SECTION B: United Methodists madrigal delivers Christmas message wrapped in humor, high jinks By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER Theres this Elizabethan English kingdom, see, with a constantly kibitzing court of not-so-proper lords an ladies who love to eat an sing off tune an crack jokes at each others expense. An they invite royals from a far off eastern realm to come by the castle an share a traditional holiday meal. Only the easterners got their own customs, see. Theyre really different! They talk strange an dress weird an like their food verrrrry spicy. Even their royal offspring are like night and day. Can the two clans of majesties get through a special supper without a royal rift-or a rip-roarin food fight? In about two hours of majestic mayhem last week, the United Methodist Church madrigal players here once again posed and answered another of those questions that crop up from time to time in everyones life. It was the fourth annual presentation of song and sarcasm in full renaissance regalia under the direction of UMCs Minister of Music, Jeff Jordan. Last holiday season, Prince Claudius and Princess Christina, second generation in the re-imagined 16th century court, welcomed Christian, the first royal grandson. And in the always ongoing saga of the English court where time is not necessarily real, granddaughter Chloe managed to join the royals during the ensuing year. So this year or more accurately sometime in the late 1550s the Prince and Princess take a break from parenting to enjoy that familiar local custom, the holiday cruise, leaving the royal younguns Dale and Jane Revell in their Sun City Center home. Twenty years ago, Dale was given five years to live. Now hes helping others to survive.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOA survivor pays it forward, one flight at a timeBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER At age 34, Dale Revell was a self-described hard-charging executive with the Ford Motor Credit Company, working to climb the corporate ladder. At such a young age, many people still believe they are immortal. Revell would soon find out otherwise. We were living in Buffalo, NY, he said. I was feeling pretty bad one night and we went to the hospital. I was diagnosed with NonHodgkins lymphoma. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. I was 34 years old, working for Ford, he continued. I was one of the youngest managers in the company and my career was going up, and then this happened. Revell spent the next six years undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. Through the chemotherapy, I was able to work most days, he said. I was really blessed to have an employer that was easy to get along with. I would do chemotherapy on Friday, would be sick all weekend, and then able to go to work on Monday. He kept working and Ford promoted him to a new position in Detroit. But it was never easy.See SURVIVOR, page 2 See MADRIGAL, page 19 See SOLID WASTE, page 10Solid waste collection contracts move to front burner By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netWith contract expirations on the horizon, a major infrastructure question looms for South Hillsborough County: Should the county administration open trash collection contract bidding on behalf of its citizens? Its a complex issue, involving matters of competition, of potentials for consumer rate reductions or increases, of services needed in changing times. At least one county commissioner is answering the question with an emphatic yes. And, at least one South County organization representing a substantial number of homeowners is leaning in the same direction. On the other hand, a Tampa consultant representing current trash haulers in Hillsborough County is circulating a flyer asserting theres no reason to change a system that is working. And at least one major player in the trash hauling game, excluded in the past, is campaigning for a place at the table. The battle lines are being drawn as an early skirmish is shaping up for next week. Hillsborough County currently contracts with Waste Management, Inc., Waste Services, Inc., and Republic Services, Inc., to pick up and transport trash as well as recyclables for disposal or reuse. Their agreements with the county expire in 2013. Each of the companies is national or international in scope, headquartered outside Florida. The companies trucks are familiar sights on South County roads. The contractual agreements, with periodic adjustments, have been in place since 1996 or substantially unchanged for 15 years. Single family homeowners pay for the services annually in a combined amount of about $207 for both collection and disposal when paying their property tax bills. Fees for collection and disposal from commercial entities can be based on tonnage. Similarly, owners of rental properties such as apartments complexes, mobile home parks or even leased single family dwellings are billed for the services and then well may pass on the charges directly to tenants or bundle them with other fees. Trash collection, hauling and disposal in Hillsborough, taken together, is a $40 million operation annually, Al Higginbotham, District IV county commissioner, said last week as he talked about his conviction its time to bring competitive bidding to the functions. In fact, its long over-Winter is a great time to visit the Everglades and spend the night in an authentic chickee hut. Read Warren Resens account on page 1B Local families will receive a much needed boost from South Bay Churchs Christmas Coffee event held last Saturday. See page 8BFor two evenings last week, Denny Hanson (above) transformed into a page at the madcap renaissance court of the United Methodist Churchs annual madrigal, wearing the role like a second skin. It appears to have been an awful hardship. MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTO

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2 DECEMBER 8, 2011 Enjoy a fantastic BUFFET, LIVE BAND and DJ on our patio. Champagne Toast, Party Favors and a Firework Display like no other at Midnight! SOUPLobster Bisque with Crme FraicheGARDE MANGER DISPLAYS SALAD SELECTION CHILLED SEAFOOD DISPLAY CHEFS CARVING STATION ENTRE SELECTION sauce SIDE ITEMS DESSERTS items $60 per personDoes not include alcoholCall 813-645-3291 for RESERVATIONS His first doctor was far less aggressive than the cancer. Revell developed bone cancer and had a hip replaced. Soon after, Dale along with his wife, Jane, found a new doctor, Chatchada Karanes, from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. After six years of chemotherapy, Dr. Karanes realized that Dale was rapidly approaching the end of the road in terms of what that form of treatment could do for him. Dr. Karanes first recommended a bone marrow transplant, but no one in his family was a match and that raised the prospect of a long wait on the bone marrow donor program. She then suggested something that had never been tried before in that hospital. Dale Revell would serve as his own donor for blood stem cells. I needed more chemotherapy to clean up my bone marrow, then they gave me a growth hormone to stimulate the stem cell growth in my own body. After that, they went in and extracted my stem cells. The stem cells were then frozen and Dale went into the hospital to start the process of replacing his own bone marrow. But first, they needed to kill off all of his existing marrow with heavy doses of chemotherapy.We were going home from one of my treatments in Detroit, Jane was driving since I wasnt able to, he said. I was lying down in my seat and Jane said, Oh honey, I wish it was me that was going through this and I said, I wish it was, too. We kind of laughed then. They laughed in telling the story.You try to make light of it, but yes, there were times when I wish I would have died. The heavy chemotherapy was so toxic. I told Jane several times that I dont want to do this anymore. Shed kind of kick me in the butt and remind me that we have little kids here and I couldnt think that way. In the process of replacing his bone marrow, his immune system was severely comprised to the point that catching a mere cold might have meant a death sentence. After 30 days in the hospital, he was told he could go home. His doctors predicted that he had only five years to live. He hoped to live long enough to see his daughter and son graduate from high school Twenty years later, a very healthy looking Dale and his youthfullooking wife Jane told their story in the living room of their comfortable Sun City Center home. The five-year prognosis turned out to be incorrect, and for the past 20 years, Dale has been cancer-free. Now he makes an annual trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a checkup. He not only lived to see his daughter and son graduate, but if his healthy demeanor and spar kling attitude are any indication, he will also likely see his grandchildren graduate. They feel blessed by their doctors, the research from which he benefitted, and even Dales employer. At the time, the procedure that saved his life was so experimental and so expensive that his insurance company told him that Ford would not authorize payment for it. Jane worked with the doctors to put together a position paper that they presented to the Ford company doctors. Ford approved the procedure and Dale went on to retire as the director of North American operations for Ford Motor Credit Company customer service.A survivor pays it forward His doctors predicted From a corporate perspective, going through this made a differ ence, Dale said. I was kind of hard-charging and this helped me to take a different look on how I deal with people. Throughout his years of chemotherapy and treatment, Ford kept promoting him. People brought meals for us, we had the right doctors at the right time, Ford provided great coverage and support and the moves we made resulted in meeting the doctors we needed, Dale said. We really think it was Gods hand in this. Dale also served on the finance board of the National Bone Mar row Donor program. When the couple retired and moved to Sun City Center, they found a new way to give back, to do what they can to help others facing what they once faced. They became bone marrow and stem cell couriers. This year, Dale has made seven trips and Jane has made six. They dont travel together and the trips arent vacations by any stretch of the imagination. They generally have 24 hours from the time they pick up the small cooler contain life-saving marrow or stem cells until it must be at the hospital in some other city. It is a little bit of pressure, Dale said. We usually skip meals and run right to the next plane. Discretion is a big part of the job. The donor marrow or stem cells are stored in a cooler that is inconspicuously placed into a carry-on bag. But the material cannot be x-rayed at airport security checkpoints. We have documentation and paperwork that we give to the TSA to let them know what we are doing, Jane said. Most people know by now, so its very seldom that well encounter a TSA agent who doesnt know about this, in which case we have to ask for a supervisor. But the TSA will open up the lid and swath it to ensure there is nothing else there. They will also notify the cabin crew that Dale and Jane are couriers, letting them know as a cour tesy and so they know there is a very definite deadline. But they do not discuss it with other passengers. Like all couriers, Dale and Jane received training for how to properly carry and handle the material. They have also had hazmat training in the unlikely event of an accident. Dale and Jane never meet the recipients of the marrow or stem cells they carry, most of them likely suffering from lymphatic cancer or leukemia, nor do they meet the donors. But they hold the recipients in their prayers and the donors in high regard. In telling their story, they hope that others will consider joining the Be The Match program, to donate bone marrow or stem cells. Joining the donor registry requires a painless swab from the inside of the mouth to find a match for those in need. An actual bone marrow donation requires an outpatient hospital visit and a stem cell donation requires little more than what is typically involved in donating blood blood is extracted from one arm, the stem cells are siphoned off and the blood is returned into the other arm. Today, the majority of donor needs are in the form of stem cells and, more recently, through avail able cord blood that is donated after the birth of a child.Its neat to be able to do, said Dale of being a courier. Its cer tainly not something we went looking for. It was something that was presented to us, and we are happy for the opportunity. We are happy to volunteer our time for this. Individually, Dale and Jane have flown all over the United States as couriers. They are now considering becoming international couriers.Back at home in Sun City Center, the couple is enjoying their retire ment. Dale, who 20 years ago was given five years to live, is living his life to the fullest. People might look at us and think weve got it made, he said. We live in a nice home in Sun City; people might think weve never known a problem in our lives. A lot of times you approach people who are going through a rough time and say, I know how you feel and they usually dont think that you actually do. But Ive been there, I do know. The couple is also involved in their church, the Bell Shoals Baptist Church, and in riding their motorcycle with the Faith Riders, a motorcycle ministry. My mom tells me Im riding a motorcycle and Im going to be killed, Dale said with a laugh. I know now that when its your time, its your time. When God wants me home, Im going. For more information on how

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Bob Bitchin has helped to make sailing cool for the everyman and woman, and he has given hundreds of thousands of people something to dream about. In doing so, however, the biker-turned-sailor poured his heart, soul, and life into it. According to Bob, his early life could be seen in the television series Happy Days. Born Bob Lipkin in Los Angeles, his brother is a chemist with a PhD and his sister is a software designer, but he chose a different course. In the biker world, he was a one-percenter meaning he was the kind of guy that wasnt just taking a break from an accounting job to put on a headband and hop on a mortgaged Harley Davidson for a weekend ride; he was the real deal running with clubs such as the Hells Angels and others. Over the years, he racked up 500,000 miles crisscrossing the nation on his motorcycle. He worked for biker magazines and then started his own. He wrote a book entitled A Brother hood of Outlaws that was on track to be made into a movie starring Steve McQueen. When McQueen passed away, the movie was shelved. Through either accident or fate, By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Bob discovered sailing and his life changed dramatically. Easyriders magazine made him an offer for his biker magazines, and he took the cash and untied the dock lines. Even though he was transforming himself from biker to sailor, he was still a onepercenter, only this time in the sailing world. He joined a relatively elite club when he circumnavigated the earth on his own boat, meeting his wife along the way. Before he even returned to Califor nia, he had a new magazine in mind Latitudes and Attitudes that in the 15 years since its inception has become one of the worlds largest and most popular magazines dedicated to sailing. The magazine has spawned other activities including a television show, huge seminars devoted to helping people live their dreams of cruising, and numerous charters around the world, drawing people to places in the Caribbean and South Pacific who may never have considered such an adventure before. Bob opened the door for them and made it easy. Boat shows are in decline. They were once enormous events drawing people from around the country, particularly from cold weather places to warm places such as St. Petersburg and Miami. While the boat shows in both cities are still large affairs, they are a shadow of their former selves. Not all that long ago, readers of the various boating magazines would circle numbers on cards inserted into the magazines requesting information from advertisers and then wait days or weeks for that information to arrive. Today, anyone can create a boat show on the web from the comfort of their living room. Bob Bitchin has felt that decline in his magazine. The magazines popularity is as great as ever, but the people who actually pay for it, the boating manufacturers and retailers who buy advertising, began to cut back as the economy made a turn for the worse. The cutbacks are evident in boat shows, too. Fewer vendors with smaller displays generally mean fewer people find it worthwhile to go. When it comes to boat shows, however, Bob is a magnet, with an enormous display tent and an afterhours Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine Cruisers Party offering live music, free pizza, and free beer. More than the free stuff, its certain that he himself is the magnet that draws hundreds if not thousands of people into the boat shows. In making sailing available to the everyman, he has made himself available as well. Hour after hour, he greets people in the always-enormous Latitudes and Attitudes booth, signing autographs and endlessly posing for photographs. In 2005, Michelle and I worked two boat shows for a product we had created. Two shows were more than enough and I vowed never to do it again. It was wonderful meeting so many great people, but the hours were long and the demands were high. The endless stream of people cramped the muscles in my face into a perma-grin and I quickly ran out of unique things to talk about when people came by the booth. Thus I resorted to using tried and true lines, leaving me with the feeling that I was not only shortchanging the person who came to see us, but I also felt.well, like a prostitute of sorts. The long hours of always being on took a toll and we never did boat shows again, except as one of the endless stream of visitors. It takes a special person to do it right. For the past 15 years, Bob and his wife Jody have worked 10 or more shows each year, along with holding the seminars and charters and staging other events dedicated to his sailing (and armchair-sailing) fans. The magazine he created, and the lifestyle he so colorfully depicts in it, absorbed everything in his world. Were getting our lives back, Jody said with a smile on Saturday as people packed into the Latitudes and Attitudes booth at the St. Pete Boat Show. Later that night, hundreds of people gathered after the closing of the show for the free pizza and beer and to listen to boat tunes from the Eric Stone Band, which includes Tampa Bay area musicians Steve and Shelly Hall. Bob announced that he had sold Latitudes and Attitudes to a group of four people, all boaters in their 30s (or so). Bob Bitchin, the publisher known as well as the magazine he created (could you name the publisher of Time or Ar chitectural Digest?), was stepping down and thus, Bob and Jody were See OBSERVATIONS, page 9

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when I hold the door for someone, it means that I go through the door a second later. But that minor inconvenience is erased by the smile I receive from the person I helped. The manners of a society are the bedrock upon which it is built. Name: Children should be taught that names have only the value that the bearers bring to them. Should they be remembered for a thousand years, it will not be for the name but rather for their actions. Opportunity: There are those who would tell you that opportunity knocks but once, but the truth is opportunity is all around us and generally tries to kick our doors down. If we miss an opportunity, just like a bus, there will be another along soon. Continue to watch for its arrival rather than watching the other one vanish into the distance. Persistence: I think Calvin Coolidges words say it all: Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent certainly will not; nothing is more common than unrewarded tal ent. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence alone is omnipotent. Quality: Good enough is rarely good enough when better is both practical and possible. By exam ple, we should teach our children the importance of doing a task to the best of their ability. 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 TALKIn the first part of this series, I suggested that it was not good enough to just teach the alphabet to our young people, but that we should give them some powerful words to help them remember each of the letters. As an exam ple, rather than teach ing them that A is for apple, we should expose them to the word attitude. Some of the powerful words that I suggested as examples for the first few letters of the alpha bet were: Attitude, Belief, Commitment, Duty, Enthusiasm, God, and Health. Here are a few more words that I think would make fine examples of the letters they are meant to represent. Integrity: A word that comes from the Latin integrits, which means sound. A man or woman with integrity is thought to be and isboth responsible and conscientious. When we accept a wrong as right, our integrity will be shattered forever. Justice: Without a sense of justice, a civilization will not long survive. Children should be taught from birth that no person because of race, creed, ethnic origin or economic status is above the law nor excluded from its care. Then we must work hard to make sure what we are teaching them is true. Knowledge: One of the first questions a child will ask is, Why? How we answer will affect whether they will ask that question again. Albert Einstein said, It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. We must all be teachers and be careful of what we teach. Logic: One of the finest lessons I ever learned in life was that if A equaled B and B equaled C then A must equal C. It was a fine lesson because it was the beginning of my understanding of logical process. If people have a firm understanding of logic, it is very difficult to sell them illogical thought. Manners: Good manners almost always require some sacrifice of self. But that sacrifice is offset by the feelings of joy that can be generated by the act. As an example, By William Hodges 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 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 NewspapersMore teaching the ABCs with words of power Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 813-677-8418 Brighten Dark Rooms. Naturally! (813) 886-5500Da ylight Concepts, LLCGr eat for:da ylightconcepts.com Leak ProofDESIGN KITCHENSBATHROOMSSENIOR DISCOUNT*After Discount Installed from $ 500 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Christmas Light Drive-ThruThe community of Symphony Isles in Apollo Beach will again open the gates to the community for their annual Christmas Lights Drive-Thru from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. This years event will feature newer and bigger decorations for all to enjoy. All are invited to this free event featuring the lights of Symphony Isles as well as a special visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Symphony Isles is located at the end of Flamingo Dr. For more information call Peggy Diaz at (813) 403-9009. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organiza tion uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. Their motto is people helping people. The Eagles claim many great social and political leaders on their rolls from Theodore Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. Harry S. Truman often reiterated that the Eagles was his type of organization funded by and for the common man. Today, the Eagles continue to strive to make the world a better place. They are proud, caring people helping people who understand that the needs of many will always outweigh the needs of a few. As a part of the current membership program, all police officers, firefighters, paramedics and honorably discharged veterans get their first year as an Eagle free of charge. It is important to them that the public knows community involvement goes well beyond being a local bar and extends deep into the world of charitable giving. The Eagles are currently trying to form an Aerie in the Riverview area. They will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, at the Riverview Moose, 9000 Honeywell Rd., Gibsonton. For more information, call (813) 677-7921.Fraternal Order of Eagles facts

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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. X 8 5 5 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids' Program/Event Highlights Week of December 8-15 Eastern Airlines Silverliners International makes donationMembers of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International traveled to the Southeastern Guide Dogs facility in Palmetto for a tour and presented them with a $1,000 check. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants of Eastern Airlines. Holiday Crafts & Gifts* For children ages 5-12. Create holiday crafts and gifts to take home with you. Registration is required call 273-3652 or stop by the Library Information Desk. For middle and high school students. Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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 children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Starring five little Terriers, one Poodle and their pet human Rick Martin, this is a fast paced, high energy circus style dog act. Dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this hilarious show. Groups must register in advance, call 273-3652. Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends.Local dentist participates at Mission Smiles Dental ClinicDr. Michelle Halcomb of Zamikoff, Klement, and Jungman D.D.S., P.A., Sun City Center, along with Dr. Raulerson, Brandon, and three volunteer assistants provided free dental services to twenty-two guests at the Mission Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic on November 19. Bell Shoals and Good Samaritan Mission partnered with the clinic to provide dental treatment for those who could not afford quality care. Treatment included cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Many smiles were made brighter for those who attended this special service. American Business Womans Club honors Mary & Martha HouseYou are cordially invited to the American Business Womans Monthly Dinner Meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. They are having the meeting one week early due to the holidays. They will be honoring The Mary & Martha House with their annual donation and there will be updates on this wonderful group that helps so many women and children in our area. To make the meeting more fun, they also are asking that everyone bring a drinking vessel of some kind -a coffee cup, mug, or wine/cocktail glass. Theyll be exchanging these and if there is a story about it, theyll share the story. If its a new item, you can feel free to make up a story just for fun. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and sign-in, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner and program The new location will be M&I Bank, 5461 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Apollo Beach across the street from Mira Bay, just south of the Sweetbay in Apollo Beach. The price will be $16 per person and will include heavy appetizers, dessert, coffee and water. They will also have wine available. RSVP early so the caterer can prepare accordingly. Cash or check only, they cannot accept credit or debit cards for payment. All no-shows will be billed. Bring a friend or business associate and plenty of business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. They will also have computers available for those who have not completed the ABWA survey online. To reserve now or for more information, contact Deb Adams at deb. adams@micorp.com.Troop 508 extends gratitudeTroop 508 would like to thank the Ruskin VFW for their recent donation to their upcoming European World Center Tour. The troop has worked with the VFW over several years with the annual Veterans Day Parade and most recently have been stationed in the kitchen to help with their events following the parade. The girls have enjoyed the experience and look forward to continuing what has become a very meaningful tradition for them. They will be traveling to four European countries next summer with a customized itinerary from EF tours, based out of Boston. The troop will be spending 15 days overseas, learning the local customs and history. Without hard work, this trip would not be possible. It is with heartfelt thanks that the Troop wishes to extend their thanks to the VFW. Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-offThe Tampa Sailing Squadron of Apollo Beach will be hosting its annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10. Anyone interested in decorating their boats and joining this Parade must register at the Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Registration and Skippers Meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 10. The Parade will conclude with refreshments and their famous chili cook-off immediately after the boats return to the Club. At this time, prizes and awards will be presented to the winners. All information on the Parade route, time, and meeting location will be addressed at the Registration meeting on Saturday morning. For more information, call Hugh Moore at 731-9409. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 11 a.m. Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS 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 EVENTS SouthShore Toastmasters to meet todayThe SouthShore Toastmaster Club will be meeting from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at The Alley, 10221 Big Bend Rd., Riverview. The clubs regular meeting dates will be the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of each month, following the Riverview Chambers Take Care of Business Networking Group. Walk-in guests are always welcomed. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to take the opportunity to speak with a member about the Toastmasters organization and its benefits, a path to polishing needed communication skills. Contacts for the meeting are Christain Bieter, President, christian.beiter@jwcemail.com; Jeanette Doyle, V.P. Membership, apollobeach5@gmail.com; or William Hodges, Advisor, bill@billhodges.com.

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X 6 Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesEagles Set Their Weekly Activities 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. 8 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Livewire Top 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 Toys for Tots from 3 p.m. til ?? Music by DJ Gary. Sunday, Dec. 11 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. by the LAVFW. Music by George Durham from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Planning Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Darts at 7 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Cindy Salas spoke at a recent IFC meeting, informing members in attendance about the mission of the non-profit Best Buddies program active in East Bay High School and Beth Shields Middle School. She spoke about the one to one friendships formed with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without disabilities. Students from East Bay High School, Noelani Sanders, Club VP and Monica Viera, Club President also spoke at the meeting, sharing their personal experiences with the Best Buddies program and how it has had an impact with students learning to be more accepting of others. A $2500 grant was approved in support of the programs at the two aforementioned schools. Teachers are assigned at each school to serve as advisors. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard working volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza and is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday. Donations are accepted any time the shop is open or they be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For more information about the Interfaith Council and the grants process, visit www.interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com. Grant from Interfaith Council helps Best Buddies programs Apollo Beach Womans Club thanks community for supportA special thank you goes to the SouthShore community for the support of the Apollo Beach Womans Club Annual Bake Sale that was held the day before Thanksgiving at the Publix shopping center, in front of WinnDixie and as always in front of the Apollo Meat Market. The sale was a huge success, raising over $1200. The proceeds from the sale will go to the scholarship fund. The fund supports graduating high school students who live in Apollo Beach and who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both two and four year colleges and universities in Florida. Membership in the club is open to all women in the SouthShore area. For more information on membership or the clubs other activities, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641-7856. Whether youre shopping at the mall, online by phone or mail, a little planning can help you deliver a holiday season on budget and less stressful. plan to buy gifts for and how much you plan to spend, and stick to it. cially the fine print that may use verbiage like quantities limited or no rain checks or discounts dont apply to cies and be skeptical of bargain offers that sound too good to be true, as they can lead to bait-andswitch tactics. like expiration dates and whether youll have to spend a certain amount before the coupon can be used. checkout, save your receipts, and always ask for gift receipts. about refund and return policies before purchasing. in writing and make sure you agree to and follow the terms. ally provides the best protection for consumers when disputing purchases and unauthorized charges. cash advances since many credit transactions come with fees and higher interest rates. payment on your credit card or loan as interest will continue to build up during the skipped payment period. mum payment when your credit card bill arrives; or consider not using your credit cards this holiday season if you already carry a high balance. for most electronics and household appliances is usually not worth the money. a plan that extends both technical support and repairs may make sense after the free factory support expires. accidental damage might be worth considering for computers and smart phones. Online Shopping panies you know and trust, or research the company thoroughly before doing business with them. with the companys refund and exchange policy before you buy.Shopping tips for the holidays 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. 8 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shots from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Dec. 14 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. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to Skip a Week or more of watering during the cooler months of December, January and February. Over watering in winter can encourage pests and disease. According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesnt need to be watered as often during the cooler months. One-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 days is sufficient. In fact, if your lawn has received any significant rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and operate it manually as needed. Overwatering can encourage pests and disease in your lawn, said Sylvia Durell, Florida-Friendly Landscaping project manager. Too much irrigation can also make lawns less able to survive droughts. Skipping a week of watering is as easy as off for residents with irrigation timers. Turn the timer to off for the week that you want to skip, and on for the week that you want to water, said Durell. order and confirmation number for your records. dont arrive as the company must allow you to cancel the order. chase for better protection. Gift Cards Federal Guidelines on a gift card must be honored for at least 5 years from the date the card is purchased. to the card at a later date must also be good for at least 5 years. to replacement cards. limited and full disclosure of any fees is required. District asks Homeowners to Skip A Week of irrigation this winterYou can determine when your grass needs water when: lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard. leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. Watering only every other week at most during the winter will help conserve drinking water supplies that the public needs for critical uses during the dry season. In fact, if everyone skipped one week of irrigation this season, it could save an estimated 1.9 billion gallons of water. Most of the region experienced a disappointing summer rainy season. In addition to entering the dry season, drier-than-normal conditions are expected to continue through next spring. All 16 counties within the District are under a Phase I water shortage alert. For more information about water restrictions and water conservation, contact your local utility or visit the Districts website at www.WaterMatters.org/SkipAWeek/.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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DECEMBER 8, 2011 7 FISH TALESManatees move into warmer watersThe season has closed on gag grouper, but wouldnt you know that they are plentiful and seem to know that you must catch and release them. I have heard a lot of chatter this week of how many are out there and how easy they can be caught. We havent had real cold weather yet, but it seems that the manatees are on a steady move into warmer waters. The entry to portions of the discharge canals around TECO has been closed as the manatees migrate into the warm waters of the canals. It is idle speed only in the power plant area. Obey all speed limit signs, wear Polaroid glasses to spot the manatees, watch for swirls in the water, and paddle or pole into all heavy grassy flats. If you come across a sick or injured manatee, call 1-888-4043922. If you cant find the redfish, try an outgoing or incoming tide around small oyster beds. You will find them there feeding on small fish that have taken refuge. Use live shrimp or your favorite lure. Cast with the wind at your back. Redfish are still restricted with one legal per person per day. This fish is a good tablefare and must be not less than 18 or more than 27. Ruskin Bait in Ruskin has a redfish spot contest going on. The winner catches the fish with the most spots. Stop by for the details of the contest. They are located on Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. If you are chasing king mackerel, I heard that they are bunching up around Egmont Key shipping channel. I have talked with anglers who tell me that you can catch them around markers 5, 6, 7, and 8. That is enough space for the boats to pull in without getting someones spot. The kings may like our weather, and stay around awhile. So far we have been lucky, but when it is cold, they swim south. Mangrove snapper are in schools out there and are fun to catch. If you arent going out for the game fish, you can have a great fishing day catching mangrove snappers. They are a good tablefare also. Cobia is a game fish which will put up a fight before he will let you land him in your boat. Some will jump, run with your line, pull, and you will be wondering if you can keep him on your line. You will know when you hook a cobia. Average size is 12 pounds, with the largest on record weighing 149 pounds. People always ask me, Where are the best fishing spots? In real estate, they say location, location, and it is the same in fishing. You live in the best location in the world to fish. If you find a spot one day, they probably have moved on the next day. Some fish migrate here in schools on their way to warmer waters. Like the king mackerel, they are on their way south, but if the weather remains as it is now, they might just stay with us until Christmas or after. Our weather in Florida is so great that we are the fishing capital of the world. I have lived on the Little Manatee for 27 years and never have I seen a day without fish. Many people say they have a secret spot, well, Im sure there are many out there. Flounder are waiting for you to drop a line; they are waking up and surfacing off the sandy bottoms for food. Sheepshead are being caught daily. Dont forget to ask for some frozen bait, after you buy your fresh shrimp, to use when you run out of bait. Please dont go fishing by yourself. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged 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 Carefree bathing is just a step away813-448-3711 CARDS CARDS 0% Financing AvailableThe Safer Bathing SolutionIf you have arthritis, a general loss of mobility or just getting in and out of your bath is too difcult, Lifestyle Remodeling has a selection of walk-in tubs especially for you! As a preferred provider of quality walk-in tubs in West Central Florida, Lifestyle Remodeling offers a complete line of walk-in tubs, superior to the tubs you see on TV...all at prices that t your lifestyle and budget. Just open the door, step in, and enjoy a nice hot bath! License #CGC1518164TAKE THE SAFE STEP TO YOUR INDEPENDENCE Lifestyle Remodeling FREE Upgrade With Your Installed Walk-In Tub

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8 DECEMBER 8, 2011 Got Gold? GET CASH TODAY!! We Pay CASH and We Pay the MOST! If you need some extra cash to take a vacation, pay a bill, or are just tired of dig ging through old jewelry to get to your favorites, we will pay you top dollar and we will pay you in CASH. GETTING CASH FOR YOUR Gold, Silver & Platinum HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!! HONEST, SAFE & SECURE South Bay Gold Buyers www.southbaygoldbuyers.com (Next to Amscot) FREE Professional Ring Cleaningwith mention of this ad Evangelist Wayne and Hattie Nelson New Beginning Baptist Church 15926 Carlton Lake Road Wimauma, FL 33598Wayne and his wife, Hattie, have served in the ministry for over 32 years. Wayne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral and a Minor in Evangelism and has earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. Not into summer sports? How about skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey or snowmobiling? The VAs year-round efforts provide active-du ty service members, veterans and their families experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime. Regardless of whether or not they participated in sports or recreation activities prior to their injury or disability, they can challenge themselves to try now. Thanks to several companies who advertised in this years Veterans Day program, we were able to raise $700 for them. We hope to raise much more next year. I have a nephew who is a medic in the Army and who has personally seen and assisted with the devastating effects of war during his three tours in the Middle East. What he does is triage on the front lines, stabilizing our wounded until they can get to places like the VA. What the VA does is so much more. They bring our wounded back to their optimal best both physically and mentally. And it takes much longer than you might think. Thats why theres a wing there where the patients can pick the paint color, select their own artwork, and create a space that is uniquely theirs. And they can stay there as long as they need to. I had never been to the VA, but you can bet Ill be going back. In fact, I told Camilla Thompson, Chief of Volunteer Service at the VA, that I would assist her with the national games to be held here in Tampa in 2013. They will need over 300 volunteers to make the games the spectacular event it should be. So Ill be asking you to help! I hope youll say yes and undergo the humbling experience I just had. Our wounded warriors deserve it, and youll get so much out of it.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessEvery now and then, if you are very lucky, you have an experience that humbles you to the core and reminds you of how truly blessed you are. Since Dec. 7 was Pearl Harbor Day, its appropriate I tell you about it. I had one of these experiences last week when I went with local community leader Paul Wheat and Uta Kuhn of the Patriot Club to the James Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. We went there to make a financial presentation to the folks who run the recreational rehab program that helps our wounded warriors returning with injuries. We left there with a strong sense of appreciation for our men and women in service to our country, and a changed idea of the VA. Too often we hear stories of dilapidated hospitals, long waits and short staffs. What we saw were high tech private rooms with every amenity these heroes deserve and a staff eager to assist, support and help heal. The renovations being made to the medical center are modern, progressive and what our wounded warriors need so desperately. These young men and women have injuries of all types from missing limbs to head traumas, with emotional scars that run just as deep as the wounds themselves. The VA program we support combines the standard physical therapies with other recreational activities to assist with the rehabilitation of the mind and spirit as much as the rehabilitation of the body. Its one thing to be able to move a weighted ball from one arm to another. Its another to be able to go kayaking or deep sea fishing outside the confines of the hospital, experiencing nature and enjoying yourself while you make your body better. Theres also scuba, camping trips, golf, indoor rock climbing, aquatics and wheelchair sports teams. These are the opportunities the VA provides through this program. 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. ScoppyScoppy is an very friendly girl who is mostly gray with a lot of white who would like to find a forever home. She was brought in to the shelter quite suddenly and is adapting well even tho she is a newcomer. 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10 DECEMBER 8, 2011due, he added, noting that he has called for putting the tasks out for bid in the past, but was outvoted by fellow county commissioners at the time. Changing economic climates as well as technological advances in connection with overhead factors such as truck fuel could translate to lower rates for South Hillsborough homeowners if all the eligible haulers were allowed to bid for the collection and disposal work, Higginbotham suggested. At the very least, he added, greater competition could drive consumer fees down. This view was echoed by Keith Banasiak, regional vice president for Waste Pro, a regional waste collection company serving over 1.5 customers each month in more than 123 jurisdictions in the southeastern United States.. Addressing a property owners association recently in Sun City Center, Banasiak noted that when Hernando County wrapped up a competitive bid process last summer the monthly resident rate dropped from $11.44 per month to $7.25. If Hillsborough County opted for a competitive procurement and achieved results similar to Hernando County, we estimate that residential waste collection and recycling savings would likely be over $100 million over a ten year franchise term, the executive stated. Solid waste collection contracts%  The Leytham Group, consultant for the current haulers, in a distributed marketing piece titled If It Aint Broke, Dont Fix It claims that Low cost services and % customer satisfaction call for simply renewing perhaps with adjustments, the current hauler contracts. Displaying pictures of accumulated garbage, referring to dogs and wild animals rooting through uncollected trash and quoting officials as appearing supportive of the existing contracts, the Leytham piece suggests that any changes are likely to increase both consumer costs and dissatisfactions. Higginbotham is quoted in the flyer as stating that calls and complaints presumably about trash collection have dropped considerably since he was elected to the Board of County Commissioners. However, when asked about the quote last week, he asserted firmly that his words were taken way out of context. The district commissioner also said he plans to raise the matter of competitive bidding on trash hauling contracts during the December 14 BOCC meeting. His objective, he said, will be formal request from the board to staff to begin drafting RFPs Requests for Proposals in preparation for opening the trash collection bidding process in 2012 so that all eligible operators can participate, including the current companies. He is likely to have some local support in that effort. The matter was discussed recently by directors of the 11,000-member SCC Community Association. Concerned about the lack of competition in the contracting process, the board reached consensus, President Ed Barnes said this week, agreeing that a bidding procedure applied in connection with solid waste collection well could reduce the fees now paid by each CA member. Barnes said he has advised each of the county commissioners of his boards position on the matter and in favor of Higginbothams proposal aimed at soliciting bids. Several board members also are expected to attend the December 14 BOCC meeting, he added. Hillsborough County is in a unique position to reduce residential waste collection and recycling costs, noted Banasiak, adding that both quality and types of collection services could be improved through the competitive bidding process. A telephone call to The Leytham Group by The Observer was not returned. County commissioners representing South Hillsborough include the district commissioners, Higginbotham and Sandra Murman, as well as at-large commissioners Kevin Beckner, Ken Hagan and Mark Sharpe. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson St. Petersburg Boat Show sees big increase in attendanceMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe St. Petersburg Boat Show concluded its four-day run on Sunday with an 18 percent increase in attendance. The event included dozens of boats and numerous vendors of boat-related products. %  ST. PETERSBURG With the economic slowdown, many companies have cut back with few more so than boating manufacturers as people turned their focus to essentials rather than what some perceive as luxuries. Boat shows over the past few years have reflected that trend with few vendors setting booths and displays and fewer visitors walking the aisles. If the 2011 St. Petersburg Boat Show is any indication, however, things are definitely turning around. The four-day show closed on Sunday with near perfect weather throughout the run and reported an 18 percent increase in overall attendance from last year, with Saturday the biggest day of the event. The boat show was held at Progress Energy Ecenter for the arts, Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. It featured a wide selection of boating-related vendors, along with new and used sail and power boats for visitors to visit, dream about and, in some cases, even purchase. The event also included 60 boating related seminars and provided visitors with free iPhone and Android apps to help navigate the show.Tampa Bay area musician Steve Hall performing with the Eric Stone Band at the shows after hours party. 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 240-B813-645-8660 | CARDS Deck The Halls...and any other room!HOLIDAY HOME FLOORING SALE A superb carpet with exotic overtones. Enjoy years of long lasting beauty. 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She assured that Chamber mem bership is not required and all area residents are welcome to enjoy the social evening of learning. Dr. Henkin is a board certified neurosurgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ARNS). During the lecture, he will address the facts and benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS), and how its advances within the last decade have transformed the field of spine surgery. “Today, MIS is far superior to outdated, conventional spine surgery in regard to patient outcomes,” he explained. “In fact, neuroscience technology has become more sophisticated over the past decade than at any time in history.” “Old habits die slowly,” he observed, noting that more than 90 percent of US. spine surgery still is performed by the outdated, open technique. Dr. Henkin is a leading, respected neurosurgeon with decades of experience and a stellar record in Minimally Invasive Spine Sur gery. He incorporates the most recent advancements to produce the best possible results for his MIS patients. “MIS has improved and expanded patient options and the benefits can be priceless,” he said. They include faster recover, a shorter hospital stay, increased mobility, improved physical function, less need for pain medication and a much better quality of life. “This lecture will be an opportunity to learn and to ask questions,” explained Dr. Henkin. If you want to know how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can get your life back on track, pick up the phone and make your reservation. Ask questions. Get Answers. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and look forward to a healthier new year. Dr. Henkin is a board certified neurosurgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ARNS). He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and served his neurosurgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. The Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 1651 Sun City Plaza. Reserve by calling 813-651-3300. Leading Neurosurgeon to conduct lecture on advances in minimally invasive spine surgery Riverview Chamber welcomed El Conuco On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, El Conuco Caf and Restaurant located at 9844 US Hwy 301 S in Riverview (in the Winn Dixie Plaza) hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. Local businesses came out to meet the new management team and owners Frank and Maritza Reynoso. Guests enjoyed delicious menu samples of the authentic Latin cuisine. El Conuco is open Monday through Saturday from 8am until 8pm and offers breakfast and lunch specials. For additional information please contact (813) 741-9727 or visit www.elco nucocafe.com. The Florida Animal Control Association has honored two government employees from Hillsborough County for their outstanding work. Corporal Michele Perez of Hillsborough County Animal Services has been selected as the 2011 Animal Control Officer of the Year. Now in her second decade of service with the County, Perez was noted for her compassion, dedication and positive personality, despite the challenges she faced during her long career in humane animal welfare. Perez is the fourth investigator from Hillsborough County Animal Services to receive this prestigious award since 2005. Hillsborough County Assistant State Attorney Natalia Silver also was honored with the organization’s special Sentinel Award for professional leadership and guardianship of justice for voiceless victims. Silver has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2000. She began serving Hillsbor ough County in 2004 under the direction of State Attorney Mark Ober. Both Silver and Perez were instrumental in the investigation, prosecution and conviction phases of the landmark animal cruelty case for Casper, a white boxer found starved by his Tampa owner. The dog recovered and was adopted. His owner was sent to State prison following a lengthy court battle and legal appeal process. The Casper case set precedent for animal neglect by starvation and galvanized the animal community, but Silver won other victories for Hillsborough County as well. In particular, she won a conviction Hillsborough County employees recognized against the first woman for dogfighting in the State of Florida, thereby changing the traditional profile of a participant in this illegal activity. The Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) is comprised of Animal Care & Control professionals from 67 Florida counties and includes membership from major humane animal welfare organizations. Awards are announced during the organization’s annual educational conference, which recognizes bestin-state achievements and raises the bar for the profession. For more information, call Hillsborough County Animal Services at (813) 744-5560 or www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ani malservices. Corporal Michele Perez Assistant State Attorney Natalia Silver

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According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, education pays two ways: higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. The best way to ensure the next generation of Floridians and Americans finds success and continues to grow our economy is to invest in their education, even when our state is facing challenging economic times. As Governor, I am committed to making sure every student gets a good education and the opportunity to get a job. By making sure Florida has the best educated workforce, companies will recognize our state as the best place to tap into the talent that will allow business to grow and succeed. Part of making sure Florida has the best educated workforce is improving education in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Through 2018, Florida will need 120,000 new workers in STEM fields. In spite of this need, fewer than 20 percent of the State University Systems graduates are expected to obtain a STEM degree. For students to be successful in these subjects, we must help them gain the essential building blocks of knowledge and understanding in our elementary, middle and high schools. While education is essential to Floridas economy, our state is facing a perfect storm of unique challenges when it comes to funding education. Let me quickly summarize the budget situation Floridas schools are facing next school year: For the 2012-13 school year, we anticipate an increase of more than 30,000 students. At the current funding level of about $6,262 per student, Florida will need to spend about $191 million more on education than we are this school year. Floridas growing student population comes at a time when we also estimate a three percent loss of local revenue, meaning Florida school districts will have over $200 million less to spend. Add to this deficit the discontinuation of $554.8 million in federal funds to Florida school districts this year. In addition, we will have to overcome the challenge of losing $224 million in one-time funding from the State of Florida. When you take these four factors into consideration, we anticipate a total budget gap of about $1.2 billion for Florida schools. In spite of this bleak budget picture, I am committed to increasing Floridas investment in the education of our young people. As I see it, investing in education provides a return on investment we simply cannot ignore. To gain a better understanding of how Florida needs to invest in education, I am meeting with teachers across our state to hear their ideas about to improve our schools and encourage student achievement. Teachers are essential to the success of our schools and our students, and I am confident that those who daily work to inspire children and young people to learn and achieve their dreams can show us the best way to invest Floridas education dollars. Education pays, and we clearly must find a way to increase our investment in Floridas students. Please share your ideas with me by emailing Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com.Nomination forms are now avail able online for the 2012 Hillsbor ough County Womens Hall of Fame at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/statusofwomen, with submissions due on or before January 15, 2012. Up to three nominees will be selected, and the winners will be announced at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting in March 2012, followed by an induction at a formal ceremony in May. The Commission on the Status of Women created the Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the betterment of life for residents of Hillsborough County. The charter class of 10 accomplished women was inducted into the Womens Hall of Fame on May 26, 2011, in a memorable ceremony featuring political and community leaders. The charter members are: Mary T. Cash, Floridas first black registered nurse; Betty Castor, first woman Hillsborough County Commissioner and first woman president of USF; Helen Gordon Davis, first woman elected to Floridas House of Representatives; Cecile Waterman Essrig, first woman elected to the Hillsbor ough County School Board; Pat Collier Frank, County Commissioner, state legislator and Clerk of Court; Sandy Warshaw Freedman, first woman Mayor of Tampa; Clara C. Frye, founder of the countys first black hospital; Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, co-founder of The Columbia Restaurant and Ballet Folklorico of Ybor; Sylvia Rodriquez Kimball, first black woman County Commissioner; Sadye Gibbs Martin, educator and first woman Mayor of Plant City and an educator. The Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of 13 members and was created by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners on April 16, 2003, to advise the Board, County administration, the community, and all agencies and persons in Hillsborough County with respect to matters pertaining to the status of women. Nomination forms may also be obtained by calling Brandon Wagner, Commission on the Status of Women, (813) 276-2640Nominations open for 2012 Womens Hall Of FameStarting Dec. 1, some homeowners who are under water with their mortgages can refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), but the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that banks and mortgage companies arent the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be a bit confusing, unethical individuals come out of the woodwork to take advantage of that confusion, said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many may not be on the up-and-up. BBB is warning all homeowners who are thinking of applying for a HARP refinance to: Deal directly with your lender first, and never make payments to anyone other than your lender. Dont pay upfront fees to anyone who promises to provide counseling, takes care of the paperwork for you, or stops the foreclosure process. Be wary of anyone who tells you not to contact your lender, a lawyer or a credit counselor, or who asks for payment by cashiers check or wire transfer. Never sign over your deed to anyone, or allow yourself to be pressured into signing something you dont understand. Be especially careful of lookalike and sound-alike websites. Find out if you qualify here or by calling the Homeowners HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) to speak to a HUD-approved housing counselor for free (assistance is available in English and Spanish, and in other languages by appointment). Report scams to BBB at www. bbb.org/us/scam-source. The changes to the HARP program were announced by President Obama in October to allow homeowners to refinance at lower interest rates, even if their home is currently worth less than their mortgage. The new HARP rules apply to homeowners who are cur rent on their payments and whose loans are backed by either FannieMae or FreddieMac. Some lenders will begin accepting applica tions as early as today, although many will take a few weeks or even a few months to roll out the program. More than one million borrowers are expected to apply for the program, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two major mortgage lending programs. Check out businesses and chari ties before you buy, donate or invest at www.bbb.org. Additional mortgage and credit-related tips are available at www.bbb.org/us/ clearpoint-tips. If you have credit problems, find a credit counseling agency in your area by calling 800-388-2227 (en Espanol 800-682-9832).Better Business Bureau issues warning Toys for Tots drop-off locationsWeichert Realtors SouthShore is sponsoring the Toys for Tots campaign through Dec. 10 when all the presents collected will be delivered to the Ruskin VFW for distribution by the Marines. The presents are principally donated to children in need throughout the SouthShore area. Prior to Dec. 10 people throughout the community can bring new, unwrapped toys to the office at 237 Apollo Beach Boulevard in Apollo Beach. If anyone needs more information or assistance in getting their toys to the agency, the office can be reached at 813-649-1002. Also Harriets Flowers of Ruskin is accepting donations on the behalf of the Toys For Tots program. Harriets is located at 226 W College Ave., Ruskin, and can be reached at 813-645-1525.

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16 € OBSERVER NEWS € RIVERVIEW CURRENT MAY 13, 2010 FEBRUARY 10, 2011 OBSERVER NEWS € RIVERVIEW CURRENT € 21 24 € OBSERVER NEWS € RIVERVIEW CURRENT SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 DECEMBER 8, 2011 OBSERVER NEWS € RIVERVIEW CURRENT € 15 When preparing a holiday feast, you want to know your friends and family will enjoy every last bite. But cooking the meal can often mean spending more time in the kitchen and less time connecting with loved ones. This holiday season, use these tips and recipes to create truly delicious dishes, while spending more time with your guests. When hosting friends and family for the holidays, time together is highly valued. Whether you have 40 minutes to spend in the kitchen or just a few minutes to whip up a delightful treat together, enjoy these ”avorful cocktail links that are simple to prepare and sure to be new holiday family favorites. For more recipes, visit www.hillshirefarm.com.Whip It Up in MinutesMustard-Maple Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes € Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes € Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup real maple syrup 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish Remove Litl Smokies from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Mix mustard, maple syrup and horseradish in small bowl. Serve with heated cocktail links. Spicy Southwestern Barbeque Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes € Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes € Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1/2 cup barbeque sauce 1 small chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce Remove cocktail links from package and place on a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Place barbeque sauce and pepper into bowl of small food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Serve heated with cocktail links. Warm Swiss Cheese-Apple Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes € Cook Time: 8 minutes € Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half 1 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 cup apple cider Remove cocktail links from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Rub garlic halves around inside of medium microwave-safe bowl. Discard garlic. Place cheese, mustard and cornstarch into garlic-rubbed bowl. Place cider into microwave-safe mug or small bowl. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Stir hot cider into cheese mixture. Place mixture into microwave and cook on medium power 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Serve with heated cocktail links. Buffalo Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons vinegar-based hot sauce 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup fat free Greek-style yogurt Remove cocktail links from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Mix remaining ingredients together in medium bowl. If desired, further break up pieces of cheese with spoon as you stir. Serve with heated cocktail links.If Time Is on Your SideFancy Pigs in a Blanket Prep Time: 25 minutes € Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 15 appetizer servings (3 each) 2 packages Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 2 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls (reduced fat) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard plus extra for dipping if desired 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce Preheat oven to 375F. Open package of cocktail links and drain off any liquid; set aside. Separate crescent rolls from both cans into 8 rectangles total; “rmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 6 squares. Spread a small amount of mustard in center of each square. Place approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry sauce on top of mustard. Place a sausage on top of cranberry sauce; bring up 2 opposite corners of dough over sausage and pinch to seal. Place wrapped pigs in a blanket on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with additional Dijon mustard if desired.holidayentertainingmade easy

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16 DECEMBER 8, 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 A ship is safe in a harbor, but that is not what a ship is for. Ralph Helverson 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 Area Obituaries Viola Vi M. KingViola Vi M. King, 94, of Sun City Center, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House with her loving family at her side. Born in Prospect Park, NY on March 10, 1917, Vi was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Vi moved to Sun City Center, Florida in September, 1982. Vi is preceded in death by her husband Edward M. King on December 3, 1998, 2 sisters and a brother. Survivors include her sons Dennis E. (Karen) King of Sun City Center, Laurence A. King of Cave Creek, AZ and Ronald J. (Lori) King of Battle Creek, MI. Vi is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Resurrection was said on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Fl, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fl 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Anthony S. ShuenAnthony S. Shuen, 88, of Sun City Center passed away November 30, 2011. Tony lived his 88 years to the fullest inspiring all around him with his warmth, happiness, positive energysinging Broadway musicals and moving his feet in ballroom dancing steps, right up to his last party in the ICU of Brandon Hospital. He thoroughly enjoyed his nearly 30 years in Sun City Center, writing and photographing the Sun City guide book on the 300+ activities, friends and community he was such an active part of, along with his beloved partner Bette Mederich. All of his many friends are invited to come to a celebration of his life, music and Chinese lunch buffet at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla, Sun City Center on December 9 at 11am. RSVP Jo-Anne 813-6343510. He left us on such a high note completely content with his life and his noteworthy accomplishments in family, career, charity. Tony spent 2 months travelling through China visiting his remaining brothers and sister and their families while celebrating his 87th with a 50 yr reunion with his wifes brother George and Hong Kong family. He enjoyed the double graduation of his grandchildren Christopher and Caroline from the University of Washington in 2010, attended their high school graduations, visiting San Francisco often and joining on many family vacations and cruises. Tony also had fond memories of Europe, the fairytale wedding of Amy and her husband Michel in a 15th century cathedral with horse-drawn carriages and hot-air balloons in Belgium, living in Versailles, France where his grandchildren were born, buying baguettes, rolling the pram in the royal park, showing the grandchildren how to feed the ducks and sheep in Marie Antoinettes little farm, summering on the Belgian coast. Tony was proud of his daughter Amy, a professor, board advisor and author, Yale National Scholar, Harvard MBA and PhD UC Berkeley and his son Tony Jr, Columbia U engineering graduate and championship chess player and master, following after Tony Sr, an excellent chess player and duplicate bridge life master. Tonys father was the very powerful, wealthy and English-speaking High Commissioner of Customs in Shanghai, China. Tonys Chinese Catholic family of 8 brothers and sister grew up in the French Quarter. Tony was the scholar of the family, excelling at the top private high school and university he attended in China. He was awarded an invitation to do his doctoral studies in Economics in the US at the Jesuit-founded Fordham University in New York. He met Anne Tong, then a beautiful college coed, while directing a Chinese student association play and made her the Moon Goddess, star of his play and life. Tonys life was overturned by the Communist takeover in China in his second year of doctoral studiesthe new regime imprisoned his family for their position and for their protection of Jesuit missionaries during the war and revolution, took away their fortune, cut off all communication and left Tony exiled and penniless in the U.S. Tony had to take a job as an accountant in New York, working his way up to become the right hand advisor to the CFO/VP Finance of Lummus, the engineering group of Combustion Engineering. He travelled around the globe, using his economics and mathematical expertise to apply computerized project financing models to fund the building of huge water treatment, energy, manufacturing plants. However, under the stress of his family being persecuted in China, working and travelling non-stop, finishing his doctoral thesis in the evening while supporting and raising a growing family, he had his first heart attack by his late 30s. His dear wife Anne, mother of his two children Tony, Jr and Amy, died of colon cancer, also on Thanksgiving weekend, after less than 20 yrs of happy marriage together. He will be buried by her side near White Haven, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains where he hiked, fished, skied, snowmobiled, sailed, canoed in his weekends. Tonys words of wisdom to his children and grandchildren at his 80th birthday celebration were (1) work hard (2) be happy (3) help others. He wrote a book on Wimauma, and received a letter from the then Presidents wife Barbara Bush praising his efforts on behalf of the migrant workers of Florida. We know that it would make Tony very happy if you would donate on his behalf to the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, www. lordslighthouse.org, the wonderful mission at 815 E. College Ave, Ruskin, FL 33570 headed by Pastor Bill Cruz and his wife Dora, 813-641-7100. The mission serves hot meals, gives clothing and housing to needy children and women. Tony loved being with friends and family, dancing, singing and sharing his happiness with others. Well miss him but his smile will always be in our hearts. When Christmas hurtsA service of comfort and hope will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Del Webb, Sun City Center. Judy Weiffenbach will lead the program. This is a time for prayer and reflection for those experiencing difficulty handling the holidays due to sorrow, loss, pain, depression, addiction, financial problems or any other contributing factors. Everyone in the community is invited, whether in need and hurting or willing to offer support and compassion. Refreshments will be served after the service. For more information call-813633-3970 or 813-938-5078 or the church office at 633-3970.United Methodist offers grief support groupIn Sun City Center there is a grief support group that will meet at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The facilitator is Rev. Dr. Bill Moon, a retired clergyper son. The Grief Share program will meet each week for 13 weeks. However it is on a rolling system, and people could join at any point during the session. The support group is open to anyone coming to terms with death of someone close to them. It is an opportunity to meet where others are feeling the same way. Each may relate to others in a non-judgmental atmosphere where grief is valid. To register, call the United Methodist Church at 634-2539.Southside Baptist to feed the hungrySouthside Baptist Church, 4208 US Hwy 41, S, approximately 4 miles south of College Ave. in Ruskin, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry. Hot meals will be served every Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Call 813-645-4085 for more infor mation.Live Nativity presentation showing From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Satur day, Dec. 10 at Northside Baptist Church, 1301 North U.S. Highway 41, Ruskin. Light refreshments will be served. For more informa tion 813-645-1121. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netUnited Methodist shows movie of the monthThe Movie for the month of December will be The Nativity Story and will be showing at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center. This movie witnesses the struggles and joys of the Holy Family and the Saviors birth at the turning point of history. This is a film that will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Starring in the moving film is Keisha Caste-Hughes who starred in Whale Rider, and Oscar Isaac. This movie will remind all of us what Christmas is about and why it is celebrated. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Enjoy free cookies, popcorn, and beverages with a small donation. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 17 702 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 Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Trinity Baptist choir presents Christmas CantataAt 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Trinity Baptist Church Choir will present their Christmas Cantata. Created around one of the most dramatic and inspired songs ever written for the Christmas season, Mary, Did You Know?, the Trinity choir will present a powerful musical. This celebration is filled with classic carols, hymns and stirring new songs. The presentation is masterfully arranged, orchestrated and delivered in a visual and audio DVD setting as the accompaniment to the live choir. Free to all. Trinity Baptist Church is located at, 702 Del Webb Blvd., West, Sun City Center, FL 33573. For more information call 634-6199. Serving the needs of teensThe United Community Church Board of Mission member, Alice Tolley, presented a check to Melvin Mac MacNeel, Senior Executive Director of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County, Inc. The funds were directed to the Aged Out Program. United Community Church Mission Board has supported this specific program in previous years. It serves the needs of teens in the foster programs that have reached the age of 18 when DCS stops all funding on their behalf. The Aged Out Program tries to help all of those that age out by supplying basic living Mission Board Member Alice Tolley and Melvin Mac MacNeel Executive Director of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County necessities, but as an additional incentive to those that finish high school, they give a $100 gift card to offset graduation costs like their yearbook, cap and gown. This program is strictly a volunteer endeavor. None of the staff receive any salary. That means all the donations go directly to the children in the form of gifts and funds. The Aged Out Program is a continuation of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County that originated in 1988. They currently have 2,396 children on their Angel list. The Foster Angels will be the Mission of the Month in December when they put up the Christmas Tree. Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (WELCA) will meet on at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m with coffee and cookies. This will be followed by a devotion and presentation by Sigi Espino entitled In God We Trust. For the Christmas luncheon that follows, WELCA will provide meat and drinks. Each member is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. All Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Sisterhood celebrates with buffetThe Sisterhood of Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center celebrates the holiday of Chanukah with a Chinese Buffet, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25. The Buffet features several different choices with food provided by the famous Yummy House. It would not be Chanukah without latkes, so they will be served as well. Sponsored both by the Sisterhood and the Mens Club, this will be a very festive and delicious afternoon. For your pleasure, a movie will also be shown. Prices are $14 per person for Temple, Sisterhood, and Mens Club members. Non members price is $28. Call Marsha Fader, at 633-9736 to place your reservation. You may also shop for lovely Chanukah gifts at a table provided by Elayne Grossman.Unitarian Universalists host speakerOn Dec. 8 Dr. Ryan Cragun will join the SCC Unitarian Universalists with Repackaging Humanism as Spirituality. The speaker, a member of the faculty at Tampa University will discuss a recent book that advocates the integration of spirituality into higher education. The definition of spiritual is unclear but it may not be alien to humanism. Dr. Cragun is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Mormon Social Science Association. He has served as the editor of the Mormon Social Science Associations newsletter and was recently elected to serve as the president of the association. Dr. Cragun specializes in the sociological study of religion, in particular religious change, growth, and decline at the meso and macro level; individual level religious change; religion and health; and religion and education. Dr. Cragun also conducts research in social psychology, in particular the role of conflict and status change. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Web, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 81363323491Seasons Greetings from Riverview MethodistThe Riverview First United Methodist Church family warmly invites your family to join them as they celebrate Jesus and the Christmas season. Communion Services Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. tion Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10:45 a.m. Hispanic Christmas worship at 1 p.m.

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18 DECEMBER 8, 2011 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 NEW SHOWROOMCome see our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com Stop in for a FREE cup of coee and cookies! 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! Celebrate the Season at SCC Methodist The Chancel Choir, Childrens Choir, Sanctuary Handbell ensemble, orchestra and South Shore Rising Stars dancers will present Celebrate the Season on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. in special worship services at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Written by the popular Chicago-based church composer/arranger, Joel Raney, this Christmas cantata features a wide variety of musical styles that include several arrangements of Christmas favorites as well as original compositions appropriate to the season. The work will be accompanied by video and imagery, and the service will include congregational hymns as well as special music by harpist Tasha Scott. These special holiday services are free and open to the public, and early arrival is encouraged due to limited seating. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-6342539. Redeemer Lutheran Church holiday eventsSunday, Dec. 11 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Third Sunday of Advent Service Sunday, Dec. 18 9:30 a.m. only Christmas Cantata: A Song is Born Fourth Sunday of Advent Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 24 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Lighting of the Christ Candle and Holy Communion Sunday, Dec. 25 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Service and Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 31 7 p.m. New Years Eve Worship Service and Holy CommunionJuried Art Show winners announcedCongregation Beth Shalom of Brandon hosted All Jazzed Up Art Festival & Juried Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City. All Jazzed Up began with an invitation-only Collectors and Patrons Reception at 6pm, and then opened for general admission ticket-holders from 7pm-11pm and featured live jazz entertainment, hors d oeuvres provided by Mese 119, and desserts by Champagne Cake Couture. All Jazzed Up Art Festival showcased collectable artwork for purchase, in a variety of mediums, from highly talented emerging and mid-career professional artists from the local and regional area. Running concurrently with the Art Festival was the Juried Art Show, in which the talented Nataly Balk, Cathleen Clayton, Carolyn Kossar, Tim Mandese, Byron ONeal, Mindy Solomon, and Alice Velazquez-Suarez judged the art presented. Jane Castor, the Chief of Police for the City of Tampa, served as Honorary Judge. The winners in each category included: Ynon Mabat in Mixed Media Susan Livingston in Clay Elizabeth Mitchell in Silk Painting Virginia Spalter in Glass Bill Underwood in Photography Judy Strong in Photography Richard Bartlett in Sculpture/ Metal Best in Show went to Susan Livingston with a second place to Elizabeth Mitchell and Honorable Mention to Virginia Spalter. The event was a huge success and is expected to become an annual event to highlight the talents of emerging and mid-career professional artists from the local and regional area.Brandon Methodist offers multiple servicesChristmas Eve 5 5:45 p.m. Family Service, geared to families with young children. 7 8 p.m. Special music with full choir & orchestra; message & candle lighting (with childcare for ages 5 & under) 9 10 p.m. Carols with praise band and singers; message & candle lighting. 11 Midnight Special music, bell choir, communion, message and candle lighting. On Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, they all come together for one service at 10 a.m. Brandon First United Methodist Church is located just north of SR 60 / Brandon Blvd, between Kings and Parsons, at 121 N. Knights Ave. For more information call or write 813-689-4161 info@fumcbrandon.org or visit www.fumcbrandon.org Many dedicated men enjoy their monthly 7:30 a.m. breakfasts at Dennys where they discuss the pertinent activities of their church, Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Rd., Sun City Center, and pray for members who may need a bit more help than is humanly possible (i.e., illness, death, etc.). Accompanying the group at their Nov. 9 meeting, as guest of honor, was a member of the Sheriffs Office. The men always consider their gatherings to be most rewarding, as well as enjoyable. Nov. 20 was the Homecomings 12th birthday celebration. The main guest was Deb Domer, a beautiful soprano soloist, as well as an extremely talented puppeteer. Following the church service, everyone adjourned to the lawn bowling building for a banquet prepared by all of the ladies of the church. Friendship Baptist Church keeps busy Breakfast was enjoyed by all.Homeowners can help their families and guests get in the holiday spirit right at the front door. Since many people view their entryway as a sign of the quality of their home, the holidays are the ideal time to show it off. A festive holiday entry can be the homes focal point and serve as a first impression for both its interior and exterior. Experts at Therma-Tru Corp., the nations most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems, offer tips for creating a warm and inviting entryway during the holidays: Hanging Seasonal Decorations: Consider a twig wreath adorned with greens, gourds or berries. Design a heart-shaped wreath with miniature pine cones and dye them a brilliant shade of red Mount an evergreen wreath or swag with glass ornaments or silver bells Create a wreath with magnolia leaves and fresh fruit such as pears, apples and pomegranates If you have a rustic style home, consider adding antlers, a cowboy hat or rope to your wreath For a coastal home, consider a wreath of woven sea grass with sea shells or a brightly painted life preserver with lights and decorative glass floats. If your door doesnt merit all the attention, consider wrapping it in bright paper with a large bow or framing it in lights. Hang a set of sleigh bells on the door knob, which will give a festive jingle every time guests pass through. Accessorizing Your Doorway: Frame your entryway with a garland and lights add bows or pine cones for more decorative detail. Place pots or urns planted with seasonal greenery, poinsettias and lights on either side of the doorway. Put out a welcome mat designed with holiday accents. Add new brass or nickel accents such as a kick plate, porch lights and a door knocker to dress up your door. Hang matching wreaths in all of the windows Painting Your Door: If its not yet too cold to paint outdoors, brighten up your door with a fresh coat of red paint or a strong color that provides contrast to your current color scheme. When decorating, be careful to protect your door. Avoid putting a nail in the face of the door, as this can lead to damage in the future and could void your door warranty from the original manufacturer. Instead, use a door hanger to hang the wreath from the door knocker, or place a tack on the top of the door frame and use clear fishing line to hang the wreath. In addition to these simple design tips, you may also want to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to update your entryway with a new, energy-efficient door system. Fiberglass continues to grow in popularity with homeowners because the doors are easy to maintain and will withstand a wide range of temperatures and weather elements such as strong winds, high-humidity and frequent rain. Energy-efficient fiberglass entry doors from Therma-Tru offer four times the insulation of wood and wont rot, crack or split like wood doors, or dent, rust or corrode like steel doors. The doors are Energy Star qualified, providing excellent thermal protection and comfort for your family and holiday house guests. As an added value, homeowners who purchase and install certain styles of Therma-Tru doors may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $500 per household when completing the door replacement project by the end of 2011. For additional information on the federal governments 2011 tax credits available to homeowners, visit www.energystar/ taxcredit and MyEnergyTax.com.h hWith the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in Gods likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10Holidays start at the front door

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 19Madrigal staylittleharbor.comServing 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. i i Acorn Squash and Dried Plum i i Various Dipping Sauces i Endless Salad Bar i and Toppings i Carving Stations i i i i Desserts i Adults $24.95$12.95Call 813-645-8119 for Reservations with Paw-Paw, the King, and their grandmother, the Queen. What might have been foreseen as a relatively calm observance among only members of the carping court punctuated with outbursts by that inveterate off key songstress, Marquessa Daphne, however, quickly takes a turn into hilarity as the royals of Lipovetskylvania, along with their little heathens who unfortunately encountered the castle cat on their last visit, arrive in their native splendor. Before the fur can fly again, though, their Magniloquent Minister of Mirth and Morale commandeers the court to assess the exurberance of the assemblage. Translating to gotta see if yall havin a good time and getting a satisfactory show of approval from audience and court alike, she clears the way for her seemingly odd liege. Settling in for their five-course supper including English Onion Soup, Porke Forstier, Black For est Stuffing, steamed green beans and Shiamese Pudding royals, court and subjects all are engaged by the Royal Entertainers taking a page from the cruising prince and princess. Parading through the audience, The Shirleys unpack their baggage to discover, among a variety of renaissance accessories, a very strange, very royal red ar rangement of straps and snaps with two prominent protrusions. First taking the fabric contraption to be ear protectors for very large ears, the royal entertainers by experimentation and process of elimination eventually find another use for it strapped around the chest of a surprised male guest as the audience convulses in laughter. The many differences between the two sets of royals, though, soon are manifested by their diverse tastes in food which, of course, affect the entire court, particularly the royal chefs. Shoo-Shoo of Shiam, the easterners culinary expert deft with the spices, finds English fare bland, while the stuffy Brit in charge of the court kitchen is loathe to share his domain with any hot sauce hussy who, he complains, could poison them all. With the passion of disputing foodies everywhere, the two royal attenders go at it hammer and tongs or, in their case, with meat fork and serving platter, as the royals cheer on their partisans. It takes the royal kids to restore order. As the youngsters clamor for attention, it is Little Leo, scion of the royal house of Lipo..vania, who plaintively asks the adults over the tumult about intent of the shared Christmas meal and about true meaning of the holiday commemoration. With peace reigning, the two royal families conclude their commonalities outnumber their differences and the competing chefs collaborate on a smooth Shiamese Pudding highlighted with a hint of peppermint. There is no room for a rift. The court including all of the royals also united in a concert of carols and other Christmas numbers to wrap up their 2011 madrigal offering. The musical program was highlighted with a lilting rendition of What Child is This by Soprano Amanda Jordan and, of course, by one last outburst from the comically constantly out-of-sync warbler, Kathy Straub as the unstoppable Marquessa. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSResponsible for ensuring her kings entertainment, the Magniloquent Minister of Mirth, Jene Evans (left), queries the audience about their enjoyment as the courts jester, whos actually Donna Van Dreser (above), amuses a guest with her table-walking royal dog. Meanwhile, Marquessa Daphne, aka Kathy Straub (below), the courts most irrepressible off-key warbler, demonstrates again the joy of the uninvited outburst. MELODY JAMESON PHOTOIn a rare moment of quietude, a few members of UMCs re-imagined 16th century English court kibitz among themselves before erupting once more in bursts of song and sarcasm on any and every subject occurring to them.

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACK Y ARDSECTION BDECEM B ER 8, 2011 WARREN RESEN, NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Assn.)JEANNE OCONNOR, PhotographerSleeping in a modified Seminole chickee and listening to the night sounds of gators, birds and other unidentifiable critters in the swamps of southern Hendry County is something very special for a city dweller. The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation sprawls over Hendry Countys southern border and has two unique visitor attractions that are worthy of a visit: the world class Seminole Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum and the ever popular Billie Swamp Safari. These two attractions are on the same road inside the reservation and the museum is the first one you will pass. The Seminole Tribe didnt scrimp on showcasing its history. Stop and spend some quality time here. It will make your visit to 2,200 acre Billie Swamp Safari even more enjoyable Inside the museums main building visitors begin their tour with an excellent multiscreen move presentation about the tribe and its history, past and present. When the lights come up, its time to move to the exhibits. The dioramas of Seminole life, artifacts and inter-active screens make it an interesting experience for everyone. Behind the main building is a one-mile boardwalk through a cypress dome. It is one of the best maintained and well designed boardwalk tours Ive ever experienced. But its not just trees, water and hopefully animals you will experience on the boardwalk. There is what the museum calls a Living Village where Seminole Tribal members demonstrate traditional craft making. After this learning experience its off to Billie Swamp Safari for fun, and even more learning experiences. Big Cypress Seminole Reservation ~ Everglades, Florida Billie Swamp Safari is just down the road, three miles west of the museum. The signage is good and you cant miss the entrance, but do observe the speed limit. The reservation is patrolled by its own police force and they dont take kindly to speeders. The first stop will be the information/ticket counter/gift shop to get oriented and have your questions answered. Visitors do not have to buy tickets to wander the grounds or eat in the Swamp Water Caf but will need tickets for swamp buggy and air boat rides and the special presentations. This is not an artificial theme park. The wildlife is real and move to their own schedules. But there is a lot of wildlife here and going out in the swamp buggy or airboat will bring you face to face with the inhabitants. Many animals are exotic imports, like the Asian water buffalo, but no less impressive. Some of the native wildlife, like the bison will be a surprise to many. Bison are native to Florida. An admission will get you a ride on a swamp buggy eco-tour adventure, an airboat ride and entry to the many interpretative lectures given throughout the day. Swamp buggy tours leave on the hour and airboats every half hour throughout the day. In a swamp buggy, visitors travel high above wet prairies, through woods, cypress domes and hardwood hammocks observing wildlife in their native habitats, and there is lots of wildlife to be seen. The airboat ride was unlike any other Ive ever experienced. It was more like being part of an exhilarating chase scene in a Burt Reynolds movie than a typical slow speed nature tour. But we did stop to get up close to gators and other animals. There is an optional evening swamp buggy that will add to your experience. For visitors, a Reptile Show and Swamp Critter & Birds of Prey Show are scheduled See BIG CYPRESS SWAMP GETAWAY, page 2B Our accommodations ....the Presidential SuiteThe airboat ride was amazing!A neighbor passing by...really! Entrance to the Seminole Museum.

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2B DECEMBER 8, 2011 CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 DECEMBER EVENTSTues., Dec. 13Holiday Soiree and Dance! RSVP today!Thurs., Dec. 15 Low Vision Support Group: Tues., Dec. 20 Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support GroupWed., Dec. 21 Therapeutic Tai Chi every Wednesday. IWed., Dec. 21 Parkinsons Support Group. 100 Questions and Answers about ParkinsonsThurs., Dec. 22 support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief Fri., Dec. 23 C.O.A.P. (Children of Aging Parents) Wed., Dec. 28 Diabetes Support Group several times during the day. The operators of Billie Swamp Safari like to say that these shows, combine entertainment and education and feature many critters of the swamp and reptiles on an up close and personal level. Our overnight stay in a modified Seminole chickee is an experience we will long remember. A Seminole chickee is a raised platform open on all sides and covered by a thatched roof. For tourists to Billie Swamp Safari there is a slight modification. Walls are added and the widows are screens. There is no electric or running water. The posts supporting the chickees are set into the water. Cots and blankets are supplied otherwise its like tent camping. There are no street lights so when the sun sets, its a perfect setting to see the night Big Cypress Swamp getawaysky without light pollution. Night noises of the swamp and surrounding woods lull you to sleep. Early morning birds calls will wake you gently. No ringing alarm clocks needed here. Then its off to the Swamp Water Caf for breakfast. The easiest way to find the location is to get off I-75 at exit 49 and then go north for 19 miles to the park entrance. The mailing address is Clewiston but its way south of the city. For more information about these two attractions including prices and times of operation, please go to their Internet pages. The Seminole Museum website is: www.ahtahthiki.com/ ahtahthiki-museum/visitorinfo. For Billie Swamp Safari it is: www.swampsafari.com. American bison Museum display Intr oducingRevolutionar y Advancement in Permanent Hair Replacement for Men and Women1st in the T ampa Bay Ar ea ~ As seen on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and Rachael RayFeaturingThe Latest in Sur gical and Non-Sur gical Facial Rejuvenation10:30AM-11:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast 11:00AM-1:30PM PresentationLocation: Club Renaissance2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Reser vations Requir ed by December 9th Call: (813) 975-3223 or Email: info@jasinfacial.com www .jasinfacial.com Y ou Are Cordially Invitedto a Cosmetic Surger y SeminarMonday, December 12, 2011 Michael E. Jasin, MD Selected One of America's Top 100 PhysiciansInternational Speaker and Instructor AAAHC Fully Accredited Facility

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Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYWord: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. On-Line Genealogy Begin your family history research using Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest, Cyndis List and Family Search. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Word: Advanced Formatting and Mail Merge Tabs, headers and footers, numbering and inserting page numbers, page borders. Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recom mended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Book Discussion: Whats Your Favorite? Read and share a heart-warming story of your choice. Then bring a list of titles you would like to read and discuss in the upcoming year. Get your favorite author or title on the SouthShore Readers book list for year 2012.Adult Program/Event Highlights Week of December 8-15Adopting real Florida manatees for family and friends this Holiday season is nature-inspired, thoughtful gift-giving that helps Save the Manatee Club increase conservation and education efforts for the endangered marine mammals and their aquatic habitat. It also helps holiday shoppers stretch those often limited budgets. Last year, Lisa Cartossa from Holt, Missouri, decided that since her two young nieces, Lily and Rose from North Carolina, were fortunate enough to have most everything they needed, she would adopt manatees as Christmas presents for them. Lisa chose adoptees Paddy Doyle and Flash, who regularly winter at Blue Spring State Park, from Save the Manatee Clubs Adopt-AManatee program. All of the manatees available for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at http://www. savethemanatee.org/adopt ees.htm. Two new manatees recently added to the list of adoptees are from Alabama, Zewie and Bama. An annual manatee adoption costs $25, which is just a little over $2 a month, and includes a color photo of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, biography, membership handbook, and subscriptions to the Clubs newsletters which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program. Shipping is free within the United States. Gift adoptions are sent with a personalized holiday message. Or for a $35 tax-deduct ible donation, each new member will also receive Save the Manatee Clubs 2012 wall calendar, featur ing spectacular manatee photos to enjoy all year and well past. When my nieces received their adoption packets for Christmas, I was told you could not have heard two children screaming with excitement louder than they were, said Lisa. Immediately, the mana tees pictures went on their walls. They knew about manatees, but Save the Manatee Clubs adoption program created this passion and enthusiasm in them thats very wonderful for me as an adult to be part of. I cant tell you how thrilled my nieces are to get the newsletter addressed personally to them. They read every word front to back. Who knows, the Club may have just created the next generation of marine life specialists dedicated to the conservation of these wonderful creatures. Save the Manatee Club, a national nonprofit organization, was co-founded thirty years ago by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Funds from the Holiday gift adoptions help with manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; research; education and public awareness projects; conser vation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and for programs in the United States, Central and South America, the Wider Caribbean, and West Africa. Manatees are listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of the Club, points out that manatees face tremendous challenges to their survival from human activities. In Florida alone, since recordkeeping began in 1974, more than 38% of manatee deaths where cause of death is known were humanrelated. So it is imperative that we continue to educate the public about the presence of manatees in our waters. Adopting a manatee is a great way to learn more about this beloved species and how to help make a difference in their lives. Find out more information about manatees and Holiday gift adoptions by contacting Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or call ing 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visiting their web site at www. savethemanatee.org, where you can also sign up for the Clubs free E-Newsletter. Also, discover a variety of manatee items in the Clubs gift catalog at http://www. savethemanatee.org/shop/.Gone wild for manatee gift adoptions

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Coupon expires 12/22/11 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 medica tions 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 ser vice dog, contact some assistance dog training agencies. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a listing of around 75 U.S. training agencies on their website that you can access at assistancedogsinter national.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 under stand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your mom or some other friend or family mem ber 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. 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 Linda Dear 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 famil iar 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 special ists 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. 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 retriev ing 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 tele phones, 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 By Jim Miller Assistance Dogs Can Make Life Easier for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORThe South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Note change in time. Music will be provided by Thor Stevens for your listen ing and dancing enjoyment. The menu consists of Italian, Greek and American food. Reservations are requested. Beginning in January, they will meet at the Alpha House two Saturdays of each month, and Thor Stevens is scheduled to provide the music each Saturday. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Patti at (813) 634-7171 or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Upcoming events: Bowling at The Alley in Riverview from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., then dining at Ruby Tuesdays in Gibsonton at 5:30 p.m. A Christmas celebration will be at the Sunset Bar and Grille in Little Harbor in Ruskin on Thursday, Dec. 22. A $5 gift exchange will be held. On Friday, Dec. 9, the Pelican Players will be performing Nunsense at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun City Center United Methodist Church sanctuary. Tickets are $15 for this funny play, and must be purchased in advance in the church office. For more information on December events, call Patti at (813) 634-7171. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmo sphere for singles to meet and have fun. Meet at Alpha Pizza House For bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings of children and siblings who died at any age, from any, no matter how long, attend the candle lighting memorial ser vice at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Sun City Centers Atrium Building (Heritage Room), 951 North Course Lane. Bring a photo of your child or sibling for the memory table. You may also bring something to read in memory of your loved one. Co-sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health & Aging; in collaboration with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. For more information, call Cora at (813) 634-1654 or Julia at (813) 634-4980 or email Cora_ruff@verizon.net.Attend the candle lighting memorial service Wimauma Post Office announces holiday hoursThe Wimaum a Post Office, 5608 State Road 674 in Wimauma will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. They also do passports by appointment. 4B

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Roy Yanong, an extension veterinarian at UFs Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin and principal investigator on the study, said there are a few products that control fish lice, but they are either no longer being manufactured or illegal. The aquarium fish industry as a whole does not have a lot of legal drugs for use in aquarium fish, said Yanong, a member of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Thats not a very good situation for any livestock or pet to be in where there are diseases that are not actually legally treated. In the study, Yanongs postdoctoral intern, Shari Hanson, tested a medicated feed on goldfish and koi and found the product effectively controlled lice on the fish. The results are being used to support the release of a medicated feed for koi and goldfish lice treatment. Medicated feed offers an environment-friendly alternative to past methods of fish lice control that required treating water instead of fish. The nice thing about having a feed, an oral medication, is that its much more targeted and so less drug is needed, Yanong said. Fish that are infected will be specifically the fish that are going to be given the drug. Joe Pawlak, president of Eustis, Fla.-based Blackwater Creek Koi Farms Inc., said pests such as fish lice and anchor worms can do significant damage. To better compete with international fish importers, he said, Florida producers need to breed the healthiest fish. The more therapeutics that we can utilize in ornamental species, the better economic impact we can have in competing against foreign markets where they have a lot better access to treatments, Pawlak said. Pet owners and producers can get fish lice and other parasites by bringing contaminated water, objects or fish into their systems. To avert that risk, Pawlak said he employs strict quarantine measures and stopped importing fish nearly a decade ago. Future research is needed to determine the long-term effective ness of the medicated feed as well as its effectiveness at controlling anchor worms and other, related parasites, Yanong said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service funded the research.Fish lice cover the underside of a koi brought into UFs Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin. The lice, which are actually crustaceans, use their mouthparts to attach to fish and feed on blood and bodily fluids, causing tissue damage, anemia and sometimes fatal wounds. PHOTOS BY ROY Y ANONG, UF-TROPICAL AQUACULTURE LAB, RUSKIN, FL.At right, a detail photo shows the circular, green fish lice feeding on a koi. Pet owners and producers can get fish lice by bringing contaminated water, objects or fish into their systems.

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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r 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.Decembers traditions include holiday hunting By Tony Young Theres finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of water fowl and coot season comes in statewide Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 29. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the six-bird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one canvasback. Only two of your six-bird limit may be pintails, redheads or scaup, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scoters and four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and theres a five-bird limit on mer gansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only non-toxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuthtin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when flushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and white-winged dove season opens Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 8. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, shooting hours for all migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a nocost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only firearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory game birds. Artificial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, dont even think about sweetening the field by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesnt matter if you arent the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or shouldve known that such bait was present, youre accountable under federal law. Some other things you cant do while hunting migratory game birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and theres no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing firearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area brochure before you hunt. Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December has the hunting opportunities youre looking for. Heres wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods!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 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby. December 17 Riverview Fire / Police Appreciation DinnerStarts 5:30 Presentation at 7 p.m.Entertainment to begin at 7:30 December 19 Annual Holiday Hayride & Caroling Chili from 5 6:30 p.m. Hayride leaves at 7 p.m. December 31 New Years Eve Party Dinner and Entertainment The Fun begins at 5:30 pm 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 Apr. 6, 2012 @ 7 p.m.Upcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests.

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10B DECEMBER 8, 2011 For a convenient appointment at your home or bank callWe Do Estate Appraisals Quality Furniture at Affordable PricesHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends Worth the drive from anywhere Call for Directions MLK Columbus Dr.MacDill Ave. Quality Wicker & Rattan FurnitureWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Delivery Available We re-cover or make Custom Cushions! 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 Counting and viewing birds like this American goldfinch is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder.(PHOTO COURTESY OF T T ARA T T ANAKA)Count birds instead of staying inside this winterOne, two, three, four: cardinals, finches and chickadees. How many birds can you count in your backyard this winter? While you may not hear their boisterous whistles and tweets like you do in spring, birds are still in your backyard. Your yard may look gloomy and dull this time of year, but there are bright spots, or feathers, to see! In fact, many species of birds are just arriving from as far away as Canada. It is migration season, when many of our feathered friends travel to the warm state of Florida to escape the frozen, snowy north. What might you see bustling and flitting around your yard? Well, you might set your sights on a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a migratory woodpecker that gets its name because of the holes it bores into trees to suck the sap out of the bark. Or you might see an American goldfinch or chipping sparrow. Although their colors are duller in the winter, goldfinches are still easy to spot through bare branches and brown leaves because of their yellow feathers, black wings with white markings and cone-shaped bill. The chipping sparrow is a robust little bird with a rust-colored cap on its head. It must love to be heard because it sings loudly from high, outer limbs of trees. Chipping sparrows like feeders too, if you have one. Counting and viewing birds is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder. Make it a family event and take mom or dad outside with you. Things to have handy: binoculars, bird guides and checklists to keep track of the kind of birds you see and how many you count. If you plan to be outside for a long period of time, take a blanket to sit on and a cup of hot chocolate! You can also join the FWCs Wings Over Florida program (http://floridabirdingtrail.com/ index.php/resources/wings/) or become a Junior Birder by visiting FloridaBirdingTrail.com and selecting Birding Resources in the left-hand menu; then click on Wings Over Florida. That is where you can learn about the Junior Birder Program and download a copy of the Bird Detective checklist. Another opportunity to count birds in your backyard happens Feb. 17-20, 2012. The yearly Great Backyard Bird Count is the largest bird count in North America. This event helps scientists learn things, like how winter weather influences bird populations, how this years migration compares with last years, and what kinds of birds are in cities and rural areas. For information about this upcoming event, visit http://birdsource.org/gbbc. So dont become part of the gloomy winter season, Get Outdoors Florida! and go count birds! Purple Gallinule

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FARMER’S MKT 200 MERCHANDISE 300 ANNOUNCEMENTS 100 THE SHOPPER ‡ 11B T o 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 4pm 100 Announcements 200 Farmer’s Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 Employment THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING The 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 G ARA G E /Y ARD SA L E 310 G ARA G E / Y ARD SA L E DECEMBER 8, 2011 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 312 ESTATE SA L ES 312 ESTATE SA L ES 105 PERSONA L 260 F RUITS /V E G. D ansby Citrus, 115 Castillo R d., R uskin. 813-645-1541. R ed & White N avel oranges, pink grapefruit. $5 per bucket. (bucket 1/2 bushel). A rtesian F arms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College A ve., W. R uskin. 8am5pm. 7 days a week. 310 GARA G E / YARD S A L E A lmost N ew T hrift S tore. 10008 I ndiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday thru S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist G ibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Move out sale. T hursday, F riday & S aturday, 7:30am-2pm. E verything must go. 1605 N ew Bedford D r., S un City Center L aureate Zeta Pi S orority is having its annual yard sale. F riday 12/9 10am2pm. S aturday, 12/10, 9am-2pm. S ome thing for everyone. West College A ve., R uskin. A cross from Harriet’s F lowers. G arage sale. S aturday 12/10, rain date 12/17. 10327 A velar R idge D r., A velar Creek. U S 301 N about 1 mile north of Big Bend R d, turn on Cowley R d. at BP station. S igns posted. Pre-sale by appointment only F riday 12/9. F or faxed list of items call 813-671-8597 G arage sale. S CC. 810 E l R ancho D r., Collectible, F irst G ear toys, T onka poOLFH\003FDUV\017\003\000DWFK\003%R[\003UH\003WUXFNV\017\003VKLQJ\003 lures, sports cards & more. 8am-? 12/8, 12/9, 12/10 T hursday, F riday & S aturday. S im mons Way, S CC. Clothing, furniture, household goods & much more. G reat bargains. Yard sale. S aturday, D ec. 10, 8am-? 2 S anyo TV s, printers, fax machine, suitcases, dishes, Christmas items, R oy Clark guitar, air mattress, V ulyte opaque projector, clothes, shoes, etc. 14809 Mc G rady R d., Balm 1623 V istoso L ane ( V entana V illage off Cypress Creek) F riday only 8am-2pm. computer desk, Christmas & collectibles (Hot Wheels, MatchBox, Johnny L ightning, Barbies) Queen Blonde sleigh bed & dresser, queen bed, dresser & chest, wicker, lamps, pictures, bar stools, desks, Christmas, knickknacks, TV s, 4 kitchen chairs. T hursday, F riday & S aturday, 8am-1pm. 1355 N ew Bedford D r., S CC. 2nd Saturday of the month 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Divine Marketplace at St. John the Divine \014\005\012\001\016\(\036\001\026\(\003\001\026\020\001,\001\025\ \011\014\016\014\024\012\013\017\014\023\001\025\001\010\017\012\021\024\023\001\025\001\003\022\024\023\002\004\022\012\015\024\023\001 \025\001\005\017\014\012\002\006\012\022\012\016\014\001\007\024\014\020\023 \030\034#\033$&\001\022\037#\034\004\024\\037$#'\001\013\011\012\002\015\010\013\013 Chulavista Landings Clubhouse \021\027\020\022\000'ULF\000#ITY\000D\016\000s\000USKIN CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Homemade Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors Wanted call Lee at 813-641-2689 Yard sale. S aturday, D ec. 10, 8am-2pm. D on’t miss this one! S omething for everyone including your pets. N o junk. 1827 N Pebble Beach Blvd., S CC. Yard sale. 725 Jamaica Circle W, A pollo Beach. S aturday, 12/10 & S unday 12/11, 8am-2pm. Clothes, furniture, dishwasher TV s E state sale. 1121 E l R ancho D r., S CC. F ostoria lead crystal, silver plated serving pieces, F enton & depression glassware, pocket watches & household. Priced to sell. S aturday, D ec. 10 8am. N o early birds. What If This Y ear, Y our New Year’s Resolution Came Tru e . What If This Y ear, Y our New Year’s Resolution Came Tru e . Check us out at FastTwitchFP.com or call 813.294.2836 Fast Twitch Fitness Performance Offers U\023>iˆ}…\035œE/œˆ} U-i}…/>ˆˆ} U-i}…\015`'>Vi U\011>VŽ>`\033œˆ*>ˆ,iˆiv U\023iˆLˆˆ/>ˆˆ} Huge yard sale for charity. A ll household items & more. Covington. 6729 Cam bridge Park D r., A pollo Beach. S aturday, 12/10 7am-1pm. Multi family yard sale. S aturday, D ec. 10. 5527 Hillsborough S t., near Wiimauma S chool. A von, Cape Cod glass, tools & more. A ll priced to sell. Clothes $3 bag sale. Yard sale. A mazing variety! G ift qual ity to household items, selling cheap, cheap. E lectric scooter, sewing ma chine, wheelchair, arts & craft supplies including lots of ceramic greenware/ bisque ware, glazes, fabric & yarn, silver platters, books, garage items, kitch enware, chair cushions & much more. A lso original hand crafted jewelry at wholesale prices. Ho-Ho-Ho. S aturday only. S Pebble to stop sign, right on Platinum, left on V illeroy, left to sale. 2226 Preservation G reens Court, S CC,. S tarts 9:30am (not earlier please) We’ve unpacked the boxes under the tables. We’re ready for another show. You will nd a German Shrunk, Height Adjustable Table, Antiques, Kirby Sweeper, Vita-Mixer, Magic Bullet Blender, Crystal & Glassware, Vintage German Books, Ox Bone Jewelry, Dolls, Orientalia, Collectable Plates: Norman Rockwell, Bavarian & Limoge; Christmas Decorations, Collectable Angels & Fairies, Clothing, Kitchenware, Garage and Landscaping Items. www.denneysestatesales.com D ENNEY ’ S E STATE S ALES 359 Caloosa Palms Ct. Sun City Center P LEASE A LLOW FOR E MERGENCY V EHICLES Fri. & Sat., Dec. 9 & 10 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 BEVERLY s ESTATE SALES SUN CITY CENTER Glass Top Iron Table, 4 Chairs, Bakers Rack, Sofa Table & 2 End Tables, China Cabinet, Entertainment Center, Sofa Bed & Matching Love Seat, Flat Screen Vizio 20” & 24” Toshiba, VHS & DVD included. 4-Piece Tan Wicker Set, Trundle Bed, Hitchcock Low Bookcase, Painted White 4-Drawer Chest, Corner Computer Desk, HP Printer, TV Stand, Silks, Pictures, Lamps, Kitchen, Linens, Dolls, Christmas Decor, Cedar Trunk, Clothes (Ladies’ small, Shoes 6 ), Hotpoint Refrigerator, Whirlpool Glass Top Range, Frigidaire Dishwasher & GoldStar Microwave. 633-1173 or 508-0307 1103 Beach Blvd. (off N. Pebble Beach) December 9 & 10 7:30am-1pm Community Yard Sale Door to Door I RONGATE A PARTMENTS Saturday, Dec. 10 Sunday, Dec. 11 9 a.m. until sold out 1820 Blair Castle Circle (just off 19th Ave. NE & 12th Street NE, Ruskin) (813) 645-8800 GARAGE WANTED TO RENT (240) 216-4693 for 1or 2-Car Storage in Sun City Center area Thrift Store \021\024\022\024\000%\016\000#OLLEGE\000!VE\016\000s\000USKIN 813-641-7790 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church EDNESDAY\014\000&RIDAY \006\000ATURDAY 9 a.m. Noon C HRISTMAS F UN S ALE 50% OFF all Toys, Games, and Stuffed Animals Also, the secret sale Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCC Bamboo 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. 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DECEMBER 8, 2011 THEE SHOPPERER MM.H. HOUSING550 425 sSLipsIPS & stoSTORAgGE MARMARINEE400 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 511 housHOUSEsS FoOR sSALE 314 Anti ANTIQuUEsS/CoCOLLECtiTIBLEAlabaster girls bust with hat, height 2ft 1, width 1ft 2. Marble pedestal platform, 10 1/2 across, 3 6 high. Call 813-642-8001 330 FuFURnituNITUREBedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $550. 813-494-5354 360 GoOLF CCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MisMISC. FoFOR SALEHot tub. 2 person, 110 volt, used 7 months.Green marble, Redwood frame & cover, like new. Cost $2,800 asking $995. Apollo Beach 306-848-3243396 FFREEHot tub free, 4 person, needs some work. You move. 813-641-3646 or 813-493-5777 425 SLipsIPS oOR StoTORAgGELittle Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www. littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com Storage RRameys BBusiness Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com REALREAL EESTA A TEE500 455 Auto AUTOMoOBiILEsS2004 Toyota Solara, one owner, sun roof, mileage 75,300. $9,200. 813634-1470 Classic 72 Ford LTD convertible, cold air, restored, $8,500 obo. 98 Pontoon $4,200 obo. 813-380-9463 (corrected number)456 TRuUCKsS AnND VAnsNS Chrysler 2005 Town & Country Limited van with electric mobility scooter. Load & unload scooter with remote control. Go to the mall & shop in style. Economical V6 with 4 speed automatic, 55,000 miles. Blue pearl, gray leather interior. Many options incl. rear seat video. Van listed $36,930. Scooter w lift $4,895. Excellent condition. Must see $17,500 OBO call 813-763-2434 465 RR V LotLOT RREntNT ALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 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 RERENTAL ALS600 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT ALsSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124611 HousOUSEsS FoOR REntNT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 Sun City Center 55+ $850 monthly Newly remodeled 2br/2ba, 1515 sf home with enclosed sunroom and single carport. New hardwood in living and dining areas, Wow kitchen has new cabinets and counters. Close to shopping & recreational activities. Unfurnished, 12mo. lease. 813-875-7368. To view photos visit www.RentTheBay.comSun CCity CCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 Apts APTS. FoOR RREntNTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 614 DupDUPLEX FoOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 630 MM.H. RREntNT ALsSFFor RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A 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 Davids MHP. 2625 90th St., off Causeway & US 301. 1 & 2 bedrooms for rent. Nice quiet park. First week fee $140 weekly. Mike 941-922-9340, Diana 813-621-9334645 oOFFiICE spSP ACE 646 WAREhousHOUSE SpP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PRROFF SERER VICECES650 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQQuickBBooks Next training class January 7 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com665 HEALth TH AnND BBEAutUTYMMobile MMassage Therapy To YYou Bringing this wonderful healing touch to your home. No need to have to go out. We bring it to you! Experienced & in business 10+ years. NationTherapists. Licensed and insured. Gift appt. Call 540-539-0126 (MA62676)680 A ADuULt T/ChiCHILD CCARECaregiver/ companion, live-out. Run errands, Dr. Appointments, etc. Monday through Saturday, anytime. 16yrs experience. Reference on request. 813-716-7842 680 ADuULt T/ ChiHILD CARECaregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 Semi retired RN willing to provide gentle & understanding, live-in care. 5 days per week. Call for details. Lynn 775336-8373 SERER VICECES700 705 CCLEAningNINGRRons CCleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 F Flat rate $75, full cleanHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! Want a wall or room painted can do it too. Ill even clean windows. Call Debby 813-434-6499. Need help with Christmas decorations?706 PREssuSSURE WAshingSHINGSun City Center & Kings Point. Pressure washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reasonable. Call Steve at 813-382-2495 710 LLAwn WN CCAREHenrys L Lawn M Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www. henryslawnmaintenance.comBB&S LLawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 715 FiFILL DiDIRtT/HAuULingINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 MMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 ConCONCREtTECConcrete FFinishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim720 HoOME MMAintINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. CCall 813-649-1418 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 Thanks for reading the Observer news 7,200 sq. ft. warehouse in Ruskin including 1,400 sq. ft. of air conditioned offices, loading dock, roll-up doors, 2 half BA, security system, and great location close to major highways. 1.61 Acre lot with covered and open parking spaces. $1,800/mo. + deposit. This canal front Key West style house, recently remodeled offers 2BR/1.5 BA, amazing new kitchen, wood floors, large Fla room overlooking water, dock, boatlift, and fenced backyard. One pet allowed. $1,100/mo. long-term, or please call for quote on short-term. CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING IN APOLLO BEACH! Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft, built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage including file drawers and more! $234,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 Acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for office buildings. This property has a great location, on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SHELL POINT MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE. Get it from tenant when you purchase waterfront duplex and live in one side while leasing the other. Or rent both sides for two incomes. Stilt 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA, recently redone, has great views of bay and river. On small canal close to bay. Just $149,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 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 JUST LISTED! IDEAL WINTER/RETIREMENT MOBILE-HOME: Perfectly clean and well maintained, it is in a safe gated community in Ruskin with heated pool and club house, and monthly fees are only $72 for all amenities! 2BR/2BA, split plan, bright great room, kitchen with cooking island and breakfast nook, large enclosed addition/living area, screened porch, carport, and utility-rm. Just move in! $42,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 ANOTHER NEW LISTING! Ruskin 3BR+Den/1BA house, newer roof, large lot, tile floors in all living/kitchen area, central air and heat, walking distance to school. Will make a great family house. $45,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT, RUSKIN: Great fishing, deep water, large newer dock, and unique view of river and nature. All utilities are in place including sewer, lot is fenced and gated, and PD-MU zoning allows for house or manufactured home! $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 MOM AND POP SPECIAL! Delightful 2BR/1BA home in preferred retirement community is the perfect spot to hang your hat or retire. Community center with various activities and recreation ranging from exercise classes, lawn bowling or other games to hobby clubs. A golf cart is the preferred means of transportation and everything you need is so convenient. Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NEW LISTING! Cute 2BR/2BA waterfront home, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 312 EstST At TE sSALEsS 565 MM.H. inIN PARKsS2br/2ba, Paradise MHP, Ruskin. Mostly remodeled, double driveway, lot 68. Cheap $3,800 obo. Call Steve to view 813-382-2495 Ruskin 55+, senior park. Very clean, 12x65 mobile, furnished, 2br/1ba. Large sunroom & carport, plus shed. $9,500. Neptune Park Unit 13. Call 813-645-3563 or 519-239-3046. 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www.ObserverNews.netDecember 8, 2011 Volume 55 Number 46 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 SECTION B: United Methodists madrigal delivers Christmas message wrapped in humor, high jinks By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER Theres this Elizabethan English kingdom, see, with a constantly kibitzing court of not-so-proper lords an ladies who love to eat an sing off tune an crack jokes at each others expense. An they invite royals from a far off eastern realm to come by the castle an share a traditional holiday meal. Only the easterners got their own customs, see. Theyre really different! They talk strange an dress weird an like their food verrrrry spicy. Even their royal offspring are like night and day. Can the two clans of majesties get through a special supper without a royal rift-or a rip-roarin food fight? In about two hours of majestic mayhem last week, the United Methodist Church madrigal players here once again posed and answered another of those questions that crop up from time to time in everyones life. It was the fourth annual presentation of song and sarcasm in full renaissance regalia under the direction of UMCs Minister of Music, Jeff Jordan. Last holiday season, Prince Claudius and Princess Christina, second generation in the re-imagined 16th century court, welcomed Christian, the first royal grandson. And in the always ongoing saga of the English court where time is not necessarily real, granddaughter Chloe managed to join the royals during the ensuing year. So this year or more accurately sometime in the late 1550s the Prince and Princess take a break from parenting to enjoy that familiar local custom, the holiday cruise, leaving the royal younguns Dale and Jane Revell in their Sun City Center home. Twenty years ago, Dale was given five years to live. Now hes helping others to survive.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOA survivor pays it forward, one flight at a timeBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER At age 34, Dale Revell was a self-described hard-charging executive with the Ford Motor Credit Company, working to climb the corporate ladder. At such a young age, many people still believe they are immortal. Revell would soon find out otherwise. We were living in Buffalo, NY, he said. I was feeling pretty bad one night and we went to the hospital. I was diagnosed with NonHodgkins lymphoma. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. I was 34 years old, working for Ford, he continued. I was one of the youngest managers in the company and my career was going up, and then this happened. Revell spent the next six years undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. Through the chemotherapy, I was able to work most days, he said. I was really blessed to have an employer that was easy to get along with. I would do chemotherapy on Friday, would be sick all weekend, and then able to go to work on Monday. He kept working and Ford promoted him to a new position in Detroit. But it was never easy.See SURVIVOR, page 2 See MADRIGAL, page 19 See SOLID WASTE, page 10Solid waste collection contracts move to front burner By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netWith contract expirations on the horizon, a major infrastructure question looms for South Hillsborough County: Should the county administration open trash collection contract bidding on behalf of its citizens? Its a complex issue, involving matters of competition, of potentials for consumer rate reductions or increases, of services needed in changing times. At least one county commissioner is answering the question with an emphatic yes. And, at least one South County organization representing a substantial number of homeowners is leaning in the same direction. On the other hand, a Tampa consultant representing current trash haulers in Hillsborough County is circulating a flyer asserting theres no reason to change a system that is working. And at least one major player in the trash hauling game, excluded in the past, is campaigning for a place at the table. The battle lines are being drawn as an early skirmish is shaping up for next week. Hillsborough County currently contracts with Waste Management, Inc., Waste Services, Inc., and Republic Services, Inc., to pick up and transport trash as well as recyclables for disposal or reuse. Their agreements with the county expire in 2013. Each of the companies is national or international in scope, headquartered outside Florida. The companies trucks are familiar sights on South County roads. The contractual agreements, with periodic adjustments, have been in place since 1996 or substantially unchanged for 15 years. Single family homeowners pay for the services annually in a combined amount of about $207 for both collection and disposal when paying their property tax bills. Fees for collection and disposal from commercial entities can be based on tonnage. Similarly, owners of rental properties such as apartments complexes, mobile home parks or even leased single family dwellings are billed for the services and then well may pass on the charges directly to tenants or bundle them with other fees. Trash collection, hauling and disposal in Hillsborough, taken together, is a $40 million operation annually, Al Higginbotham, District IV county commissioner, said last week as he talked about his conviction its time to bring competitive bidding to the functions. In fact, its long over-Winter is a great time to visit the Everglades and spend the night in an authentic chickee hut. Read Warren Resens account on page 1B Local families will receive a much needed boost from South Bay Churchs Christmas Coffee event held last Saturday. See page 8BFor two evenings last week, Denny Hanson (above) transformed into a page at the madcap renaissance court of the United Methodist Churchs annual madrigal, wearing the role like a second skin. It appears to have been an awful hardship. MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTO

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2 DECEMBER 8, 2011 Enjoy a fantastic BUFFET, LIVE BAND and DJ on our patio. Champagne Toast, Party Favors and a Firework Display like no other at Midnight! SOUPLobster Bisque with Crme FraicheGARDE MANGER DISPLAYS SALAD SELECTION CHILLED SEAFOOD DISPLAY CHEFS CARVING STATION ENTRE SELECTION sauce SIDE ITEMS DESSERTS items $60 per personDoes not include alcoholCall 813-645-3291 for RESERVATIONS His first doctor was far less aggressive than the cancer. Revell developed bone cancer and had a hip replaced. Soon after, Dale along with his wife, Jane, found a new doctor, Chatchada Karanes, from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. After six years of chemotherapy, Dr. Karanes realized that Dale was rapidly approaching the end of the road in terms of what that form of treatment could do for him. Dr. Karanes first recommended a bone marrow transplant, but no one in his family was a match and that raised the prospect of a long wait on the bone marrow donor program. She then suggested something that had never been tried before in that hospital. Dale Revell would serve as his own donor for blood stem cells. I needed more chemotherapy to clean up my bone marrow, then they gave me a growth hormone to stimulate the stem cell growth in my own body. After that, they went in and extracted my stem cells. The stem cells were then frozen and Dale went into the hospital to start the process of replacing his own bone marrow. But first, they needed to kill off all of his existing marrow with heavy doses of chemotherapy.We were going home from one of my treatments in Detroit, Jane was driving since I wasnt able to, he said. I was lying down in my seat and Jane said, Oh honey, I wish it was me that was going through this and I said, I wish it was, too. We kind of laughed then. They laughed in telling the story.You try to make light of it, but yes, there were times when I wish I would have died. The heavy chemotherapy was so toxic. I told Jane several times that I dont want to do this anymore. Shed kind of kick me in the butt and remind me that we have little kids here and I couldnt think that way. In the process of replacing his bone marrow, his immune system was severely comprised to the point that catching a mere cold might have meant a death sentence. After 30 days in the hospital, he was told he could go home. His doctors predicted that he had only five years to live. He hoped to live long enough to see his daughter and son graduate from high school Twenty years later, a very healthy looking Dale and his youthfullooking wife Jane told their story in the living room of their comfortable Sun City Center home. The five-year prognosis turned out to be incorrect, and for the past 20 years, Dale has been cancer-free. Now he makes an annual trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a checkup. He not only lived to see his daughter and son graduate, but if his healthy demeanor and sparkling attitude are any indication, he will also likely see his grandchildren graduate. They feel blessed by their doctors, the research from which he benefitted, and even Dales employer. At the time, the procedure that saved his life was so experimental and so expensive that his insurance company told him that Ford would not authorize payment for it. Jane worked with the doctors to put together a position paper that they presented to the Ford company doctors. Ford approved the procedure and Dale went on to retire as the director of North American operations for Ford Motor Credit Company customer service.A survivor pays it forward%  His doctors predicted From a corporate perspective, going through this made a difference, Dale said. I was kind of hard-charging and this helped me to take a different look on how I deal with people. Throughout his years of chemotherapy and treatment, Ford kept promoting him. People brought meals for us, we had the right doctors at the right time, Ford provided great coverage and support and the moves we made resulted in meeting the doctors we needed, Dale said. We really think it was Gods hand in this. Dale also served on the finance board of the National Bone Marrow Donor program. When the couple retired and moved to Sun City Center, they found a new way to give back, to do what they can to help others facing what they once faced. They became bone marrow and stem cell couriers. This year, Dale has made seven trips and Jane has made six. They dont travel together and the trips arent vacations by any stretch of the imagination. They generally have 24 hours from the time they pick up the small cooler contain life-saving marrow or stem cells until it must be at the hospital in some other city. It is a little bit of pressure, Dale said. We usually skip meals and run right to the next plane. Discretion is a big part of the job. The donor marrow or stem cells are stored in a cooler that is inconspicuously placed into a carry-on bag. But the material cannot be x-rayed at airport security checkpoints. We have documentation and paperwork that we give to the TSA to let them know what we are doing, Jane said. Most people know by now, so its very seldom that well encounter a TSA agent who doesnt know about this, in which case we have to ask for a supervisor. But the TSA will open up the lid and swath it to ensure there is nothing else there. They will also notify the cabin crew that Dale and Jane are couriers, letting them know as a courtesy and so they know there is a very definite deadline. But they do not discuss it with other passengers. Like all couriers, Dale and Jane received training for how to properly carry and handle the material. They have also had hazmat training in the unlikely event of an accident. Dale and Jane never meet the recipients of the marrow or stem cells they carry, most of them likely suffering from lymphatic cancer or leukemia, nor do they meet the donors. But they hold the recipients in their prayers and the donors in high regard. In telling their story, they hope that others will consider joining the Be The Match program, to donate bone marrow or stem cells. Joining the donor registry requires a painless swab from the inside of the mouth to find a match for those in need. An actual bone marrow donation requires an outpatient hospital visit and a stem cell donation requires little more than what is typically involved in donating blood blood is extracted from one arm, the stem cells are siphoned off and the blood is returned into the other arm. Today, the majority of donor needs are in the form of stem cells and, more recently, through available cord blood that is donated after the birth of a child.Its neat to be able to do, said Dale of being a courier. Its certainly not something we went looking for. It was something that was presented to us, and we are happy for the opportunity. We are happy to volunteer our time for this. Individually, Dale and Jane have flown all over the United States as couriers. They are now considering becoming international couriers.Back at home in Sun City Center, the couple is enjoying their retirement. Dale, who 20 years ago was given five years to live, is living his life to the fullest. People might look at us and think weve got it made, he said. We live in a nice home in Sun City; people might think weve never known a problem in our lives. A lot of times you approach people who are going through a rough time and say, I know how you feel and they usually dont think that you actually do. But Ive been there, I do know. The couple is also involved in their church, the Bell Shoals Baptist Church, and in riding their motorcycle with the Faith Riders, a motorcycle ministry. My mom tells me Im riding a motorcycle and Im going to be killed, Dale said with a laugh. I know now that when its your time, its your time. When God wants me home, Im going. For more information on how

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Bob Bitchin has helped to make sailing cool for the everyman and woman, and he has given hundreds of thousands of people something to dream about. In doing so, however, the biker-turned-sailor poured his heart, soul, and life into it. According to Bob, his early life could be seen in the television series Happy Days. Born Bob Lipkin in Los Angeles, his brother is a chemist with a PhD and his sister is a software designer, but he chose a different course. In the biker world, he was a one-percenter meaning he was the kind of guy that wasnt just taking a break from an accounting job to put on a headband and hop on a mortgaged Harley Davidson for a weekend ride; he was the real deal running with clubs such as the Hells Angels and others. Over the years, he racked up 500,000 miles crisscrossing the nation on his motorcycle. He worked for biker magazines and then started his own. He wrote a book entitled A Brotherhood of Outlaws that was on track to be made into a movie starring Steve McQueen. When McQueen passed away, the movie was shelved. Through either accident or fate, By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Bob discovered sailing and his life changed dramatically. Easyriders magazine made him an offer for his biker magazines, and he took the cash and untied the dock lines. Even though he was transforming himself from biker to sailor, he was still a onepercenter, only this time in the sailing world. He joined a relatively elite club when he circumnavigated the earth on his own boat, meeting his wife along the way. Before he even returned to California, he had a new magazine in mind Latitudes and Attitudes that in the 15 years since its inception has become one of the worlds largest and most popular magazines dedicated to sailing. The magazine has spawned other activities including a television show, huge seminars devoted to helping people live their dreams of cruising, and numerous charters around the world, drawing people to places in the Caribbean and South Pacific who may never have considered such an adventure before. Bob opened the door for them and made it easy. Boat shows are in decline. They were once enormous events drawing people from around the country, particularly from cold weather places to warm places such as St. Petersburg and Miami. While the boat shows in both cities are still large affairs, they are a shadow of their former selves. Not all that long ago, readers of the various boating magazines would circle numbers on cards inserted into the magazines requesting information from advertisers and then wait days or weeks for that information to arrive. Today, anyone can create a boat show on the web from the comfort of their living room. Bob Bitchin has felt that decline in his magazine. The magazines popularity is as great as ever, but the people who actually pay for it, the boating manufacturers and retailers who buy advertising, began to cut back as the economy made a turn for the worse. The cutbacks are evident in boat shows, too. Fewer vendors with smaller displays generally mean fewer people find it worthwhile to go. When it comes to boat shows, however, Bob is a magnet, with an enormous display tent and an afterhours Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine Cruisers Party offering live music, free pizza, and free beer. More than the free stuff, its certain that he himself is the magnet that draws hundreds if not thousands of people into the boat shows. In making sailing available to the everyman, he has made himself available as well. Hour after hour, he greets people in the always-enormous Latitudes and Attitudes booth, signing autographs and endlessly posing for photographs. In 2005, Michelle and I worked two boat shows for a product we had created. Two shows were more than enough and I vowed never to do it again. It was wonderful meeting so many great people, but the hours were long and the demands were high. The endless stream of people cramped the muscles in my face into a perma-grin and I quickly ran out of unique things to talk about when people came by the booth. Thus I resorted to using tried and true lines, leaving me with the feeling that I was not only shortchanging the person who came to see us, but I also felt.well, like a prostitute of sorts. The long hours of always being on took a toll and we never did boat shows again, except as one of the endless stream of visitors. It takes a special person to do it right. For the past 15 years, Bob and his wife Jody have worked 10 or more shows each year, along with holding the seminars and charters and staging other events dedicated to his sailing (and armchair-sailing) fans. The magazine he created, and the lifestyle he so colorfully depicts in it, absorbed everything in his world. Were getting our lives back, Jody said with a smile on Saturday as people packed into the Latitudes and Attitudes booth at the St. Pete Boat Show. Later that night, hundreds of people gathered after the closing of the show for the free pizza and beer and to listen to boat tunes from the Eric Stone Band, which includes Tampa Bay area musicians Steve and Shelly Hall. Bob announced that he had sold Latitudes and Attitudes to a group of four people, all boaters in their 30s (or so). Bob Bitchin, the publisher known as well as the magazine he created (could you name the publisher of Time or Architectural Digest?), was stepping down and thus, Bob and Jody were See OBSERVATIONS, page 9

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when I hold the door for someone, it means that I go through the door a second later. But that minor inconvenience is erased by the smile I receive from the person I helped. The manners of a society are the bedrock upon which it is built. Name: Children should be taught that names have only the value that the bearers bring to them. Should they be remembered for a thousand years, it will not be for the name but rather for their actions. Opportunity: There are those who would tell you that opportunity knocks but once, but the truth is opportunity is all around us and generally tries to kick our doors down. If we miss an opportunity, just like a bus, there will be another along soon. Continue to watch for its arrival rather than watching the other one vanish into the distance. Persistence: I think Calvin Coolidges words say it all: Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent certainly will not; nothing is more common than unrewarded talent. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence alone is omnipotent. Quality: Good enough is rarely good enough when better is both practical and possible. By example, we should teach our children the importance of doing a task to the best of their ability. 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 TALKIn the first part of this series, I suggested that it was not good enough to just teach the alphabet to our young people, but that we should give them some powerful words to help them remember each of the letters. As an example, rather than teaching them that A is for apple, we should expose them to the word attitude. Some of the powerful words that I suggested as examples for the first few letters of the alphabet were: Attitude, Belief, Commitment, Duty, Enthusiasm, God, and Health. Here are a few more words that I think would make fine examples of the letters they are meant to represent. Integrity: A word that comes from the Latin integrits, which means sound. A man or woman with integrity is thought to be and isboth responsible and conscientious. When we accept a wrong as right, our integrity will be shattered forever. Justice: Without a sense of justice, a civilization will not long survive. Children should be taught from birth that no person because of race, creed, ethnic origin or economic status is above the law nor excluded from its care. Then we must work hard to make sure what we are teaching them is true. Knowledge: One of the first questions a child will ask is, Why? How we answer will affect whether they will ask that question again. Albert Einstein said, It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. We must all be teachers and be careful of what we teach. Logic: One of the finest lessons I ever learned in life was that if A equaled B and B equaled C then A must equal C. It was a fine lesson because it was the beginning of my understanding of logical process. If people have a firm understanding of logic, it is very difficult to sell them illogical thought. Manners: Good manners almost always require some sacrifice of self. But that sacrifice is offset by the feelings of joy that can be generated by the act. 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Symphony Isles is located at the end of Flamingo Dr. For more information call Peggy Diaz at (813) 403-9009. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. Their motto is people helping people. The Eagles claim many great social and political leaders on their rolls from Theodore Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. Harry S. Truman often reiterated that the Eagles was his type of organization funded by and for the common man. Today, the Eagles continue to strive to make the world a better place. They are proud, caring people helping people who understand that the needs of many will always outweigh the needs of a few. As a part of the current membership program, all police officers, firefighters, paramedics and honorably discharged veterans get their first year as an Eagle free of charge. It is important to them that the public knows community involvement goes well beyond being a local bar and extends deep into the world of charitable giving. The Eagles are currently trying to form an Aerie in the Riverview area. They will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, at the Riverview Moose, 9000 Honeywell Rd., Gibsonton. For more information, call (813) 677-7921.Fraternal Order of Eagles facts

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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. X 8 5 5 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids' Program/Event Highlights Week of December 8-15 Eastern Airlines Silverliners International makes donationMembers of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International traveled to the Southeastern Guide Dogs facility in Palmetto for a tour and presented them with a $1,000 check. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants of Eastern Airlines. Holiday Crafts & Gifts* For children ages 5-12. Create holiday crafts and gifts to take home with you. Registration is required call 273-3652 or stop by the Library Information Desk. For middle and high school students. Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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 children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Starring five little Terriers, one Poodle and their pet human Rick Martin, this is a fast paced, high energy circus style dog act. Dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this hilarious show. Groups must register in advance, call 273-3652. Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends.Local dentist participates at Mission Smiles Dental ClinicDr. Michelle Halcomb of Zamikoff, Klement, and Jungman D.D.S., P.A., Sun City Center, along with Dr. Raulerson, Brandon, and three volunteer assistants provided free dental services to twenty-two guests at the Mission Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic on November 19. Bell Shoals and Good Samaritan Mission partnered with the clinic to provide dental treatment for those who could not afford quality care. Treatment included cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Many smiles were made brighter for those who attended this special service. American Business Womans Club honors Mary & Martha HouseYou are cordially invited to the American Business Womans Monthly Dinner Meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. They are having the meeting one week early due to the holidays. They will be honoring The Mary & Martha House with their annual donation and there will be updates on this wonderful group that helps so many women and children in our area. To make the meeting more fun, they also are asking that everyone bring a drinking vessel of some kind -a coffee cup, mug, or wine/cocktail glass. Theyll be exchanging these and if there is a story about it, theyll share the story. If its a new item, you can feel free to make up a story just for fun. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and sign-in, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner and program The new location will be M&I Bank, 5461 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Apollo Beach across the street from Mira Bay, just south of the Sweetbay in Apollo Beach. The price will be $16 per person and will include heavy appetizers, dessert, coffee and water. They will also have wine available. RSVP early so the caterer can prepare accordingly. Cash or check only, they cannot accept credit or debit cards for payment. All no-shows will be billed. Bring a friend or business associate and plenty of business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. They will also have computers available for those who have not completed the ABWA survey online. To reserve now or for more information, contact Deb Adams at deb. adams@micorp.com.Troop 508 extends gratitudeTroop 508 would like to thank the Ruskin VFW for their recent donation to their upcoming European World Center Tour. The troop has worked with the VFW over several years with the annual Veterans Day Parade and most recently have been stationed in the kitchen to help with their events following the parade. The girls have enjoyed the experience and look forward to continuing what has become a very meaningful tradition for them. They will be traveling to four European countries next summer with a customized itinerary from EF tours, based out of Boston. The troop will be spending 15 days overseas, learning the local customs and history. Without hard work, this trip would not be possible. It is with heartfelt thanks that the Troop wishes to extend their thanks to the VFW. Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-offThe Tampa Sailing Squadron of Apollo Beach will be hosting its annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10. Anyone interested in decorating their boats and joining this Parade must register at the Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Registration and Skippers Meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 10. The Parade will conclude with refreshments and their famous chili cook-off immediately after the boats return to the Club. At this time, prizes and awards will be presented to the winners. All information on the Parade route, time, and meeting location will be addressed at the Registration meeting on Saturday morning. For more information, call Hugh Moore at 731-9409. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 11 a.m. Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS 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 EVENTS SouthShore Toastmasters to meet todayThe SouthShore Toastmaster Club will be meeting from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at The Alley, 10221 Big Bend Rd., Riverview. The clubs regular meeting dates will be the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of each month, following the Riverview Chambers Take Care of Business Networking Group. Walk-in guests are always welcomed. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to take the opportunity to speak with a member about the Toastmasters organization and its benefits, a path to polishing needed communication skills. Contacts for the meeting are Christain Bieter, President, christian.beiter@jwcemail.com; Jeanette Doyle, V.P. Membership, apollobeach5@gmail.com; or William Hodges, Advisor, bill@billhodges.com.

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X 6 Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesEagles Set Their Weekly Activities 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. 8 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Livewire Top 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 Toys for Tots from 3 p.m. til ?? Music by DJ Gary. Sunday, Dec. 11 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. by the LAVFW. Music by George Durham from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Planning Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Darts at 7 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Cindy Salas spoke at a recent IFC meeting, informing members in attendance about the mission of the non-profit Best Buddies program active in East Bay High School and Beth Shields Middle School. She spoke about the one to one friendships formed with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without disabilities. Students from East Bay High School, Noelani Sanders, Club VP and Monica Viera, Club President also spoke at the meeting, sharing their personal experiences with the Best Buddies program and how it has had an impact with students learning to be more accepting of others. A $2500 grant was approved in support of the programs at the two aforementioned schools. Teachers are assigned at each school to serve as advisors. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard working volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza and is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday. Donations are accepted any time the shop is open or they be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For more information about the Interfaith Council and the grants process, visit www.interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com. Grant from Interfaith Council helps Best Buddies programs Apollo Beach Womans Club thanks community for supportA special thank you goes to the SouthShore community for the support of the Apollo Beach Womans Club Annual Bake Sale that was held the day before Thanksgiving at the Publix shopping center, in front of WinnDixie and as always in front of the Apollo Meat Market. The sale was a huge success, raising over $1200. The proceeds from the sale will go to the scholarship fund. The fund supports graduating high school students who live in Apollo Beach and who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both two and four year colleges and universities in Florida. Membership in the club is open to all women in the SouthShore area. For more information on membership or the clubs other activities, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641-7856. Whether youre shopping at the mall, online by phone or mail, a little planning can help you deliver a holiday season on budget and less stressful. plan to buy gifts for and how much you plan to spend, and stick to it. cially the fine print that may use verbiage like quantities limited or no rain checks or discounts dont apply to cies and be skeptical of bargain offers that sound too good to be true, as they can lead to bait-andswitch tactics. like expiration dates and whether youll have to spend a certain amount before the coupon can be used. checkout, save your receipts, and always ask for gift receipts. about refund and return policies before purchasing. in writing and make sure you agree to and follow the terms. ally provides the best protection for consumers when disputing purchases and unauthorized charges. cash advances since many credit transactions come with fees and higher interest rates. payment on your credit card or loan as interest will continue to build up during the skipped payment period. mum payment when your credit card bill arrives; or consider not using your credit cards this holiday season if you already carry a high balance. for most electronics and household appliances is usually not worth the money. a plan that extends both technical support and repairs may make sense after the free factory support expires. accidental damage might be worth considering for computers and smart phones. Online Shopping panies you know and trust, or research the company thoroughly before doing business with them. with the companys refund and exchange policy before you buy.Shopping tips for the holidays 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. 8 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shots from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Dec. 14 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. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to Skip a Week or more of watering during the cooler months of December, January and February. Over watering in winter can encourage pests and disease. According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesnt need to be watered as often during the cooler months. One-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 days is sufficient. In fact, if your lawn has received any significant rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and operate it manually as needed. Overwatering can encourage pests and disease in your lawn, said Sylvia Durell, Florida-Friendly Landscaping project manager. Too much irrigation can also make lawns less able to survive droughts. Skipping a week of watering is as easy as off for residents with irrigation timers. Turn the timer to off for the week that you want to skip, and on for the week that you want to water, said Durell. order and confirmation number for your records. dont arrive as the company must allow you to cancel the order. chase for better protection. Gift Cards Federal Guidelines on a gift card must be honored for at least 5 years from the date the card is purchased. to the card at a later date must also be good for at least 5 years. to replacement cards. limited and full disclosure of any fees is required. District asks Homeowners to Skip A Week of irrigation this winterYou can determine when your grass needs water when: lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard. leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. Watering only every other week at most during the winter will help conserve drinking water supplies that the public needs for critical uses during the dry season. In fact, if everyone skipped one week of irrigation this season, it could save an estimated 1.9 billion gallons of water. Most of the region experienced a disappointing summer rainy season. In addition to entering the dry season, drier-than-normal conditions are expected to continue through next spring. All 16 counties within the District are under a Phase I water shortage alert. For more information about water restrictions and water conservation, contact your local utility or visit the Districts website at www.WaterMatters.org/SkipAWeek/.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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DECEMBER 8, 2011 7 FISH TALESManatees move into warmer watersThe season has closed on gag grouper, but wouldnt you know that they are plentiful and seem to know that you must catch and release them. I have heard a lot of chatter this week of how many are out there and how easy they can be caught. We havent had real cold weather yet, but it seems that the manatees are on a steady move into warmer waters. The entry to portions of the discharge canals around TECO has been closed as the manatees migrate into the warm waters of the canals. It is idle speed only in the power plant area. Obey all speed limit signs, wear Polaroid glasses to spot the manatees, watch for swirls in the water, and paddle or pole into all heavy grassy flats. If you come across a sick or injured manatee, call 1-888-4043922. If you cant find the redfish, try an outgoing or incoming tide around small oyster beds. You will find them there feeding on small fish that have taken refuge. Use live shrimp or your favorite lure. Cast with the wind at your back. Redfish are still restricted with one legal per person per day. This fish is a good tablefare and must be not less than 18 or more than 27. Ruskin Bait in Ruskin has a redfish spot contest going on. The winner catches the fish with the most spots. Stop by for the details of the contest. They are located on Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. If you are chasing king mackerel, I heard that they are bunching up around Egmont Key shipping channel. I have talked with anglers who tell me that you can catch them around markers 5, 6, 7, and 8. That is enough space for the boats to pull in without getting someones spot. The kings may like our weather, and stay around awhile. So far we have been lucky, but when it is cold, they swim south. Mangrove snapper are in schools out there and are fun to catch. If you arent going out for the game fish, you can have a great fishing day catching mangrove snappers. They are a good tablefare also. Cobia is a game fish which will put up a fight before he will let you land him in your boat. Some will jump, run with your line, pull, and you will be wondering if you can keep him on your line. You will know when you hook a cobia. Average size is 12 pounds, with the largest on record weighing 149 pounds. People always ask me, Where are the best fishing spots? In real estate, they say location, location, and it is the same in fishing. You live in the best location in the world to fish. If you find a spot one day, they probably have moved on the next day. Some fish migrate here in schools on their way to warmer waters. Like the king mackerel, they are on their way south, but if the weather remains as it is now, they might just stay with us until Christmas or after. Our weather in Florida is so great that we are the fishing capital of the world. I have lived on the Little Manatee for 27 years and never have I seen a day without fish. Many people say they have a secret spot, well, Im sure there are many out there. Flounder are waiting for you to drop a line; they are waking up and surfacing off the sandy bottoms for food. Sheepshead are being caught daily. Dont forget to ask for some frozen bait, after you buy your fresh shrimp, to use when you run out of bait. Please dont go fishing by yourself. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged 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 Carefree bathing is just a step away813-448-3711 CARDS CARDS 0% Financing AvailableThe Safer Bathing SolutionIf you have arthritis, a general loss of mobility or just getting in and out of your bath is too difcult, Lifestyle Remodeling has a selection of walk-in tubs especially for you! As a preferred provider of quality walk-in tubs in West Central Florida, Lifestyle Remodeling offers a complete line of walk-in tubs, superior to the tubs you see on TV...all at prices that t your lifestyle and budget. Just open the door, step in, and enjoy a nice hot bath! License #CGC1518164TAKE THE SAFE STEP TO YOUR INDEPENDENCE Lifestyle Remodeling FREE Upgrade With Your Installed Walk-In Tub

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8 DECEMBER 8, 2011 Got Gold? GET CASH TODAY!! We Pay CASH and We Pay the MOST! If you need some extra cash to take a vacation, pay a bill, or are just tired of digging through old jewelry to get to your favorites, we will pay you top dollar and we will pay you in CASH. GETTING CASH FOR YOUR Gold, Silver & Platinum HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!! HONEST, SAFE & SECURE South Bay Gold Buyers www.southbaygoldbuyers.com (Next to Amscot) FREE Professional Ring Cleaningwith mention of this ad Evangelist Wayne and Hattie Nelson New Beginning Baptist Church 15926 Carlton Lake Road Wimauma, FL 33598Wayne and his wife, Hattie, have served in the ministry for over 32 years. Wayne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral and a Minor in Evangelism and has earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. Not into summer sports? How about skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey or snowmobiling? The VAs year-round efforts provide active-duty service members, veterans and their families experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime. Regardless of whether or not they participated in sports or recreation activities prior to their injury or disability, they can challenge themselves to try now. Thanks to several companies who advertised in this years Veterans Day program, we were able to raise $700 for them. We hope to raise much more next year. I have a nephew who is a medic in the Army and who has personally seen and assisted with the devastating effects of war during his three tours in the Middle East. What he does is triage on the front lines, stabilizing our wounded until they can get to places like the VA. What the VA does is so much more. They bring our wounded back to their optimal best both physically and mentally. And it takes much longer than you might think. Thats why theres a wing there where the patients can pick the paint color, select their own artwork, and create a space that is uniquely theirs. And they can stay there as long as they need to. I had never been to the VA, but you can bet Ill be going back. In fact, I told Camilla Thompson, Chief of Volunteer Service at the VA, that I would assist her with the national games to be held here in Tampa in 2013. They will need over 300 volunteers to make the games the spectacular event it should be. So Ill be asking you to help! I hope youll say yes and undergo the humbling experience I just had. Our wounded warriors deserve it, and youll get so much out of it.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessEvery now and then, if you are very lucky, you have an experience that humbles you to the core and reminds you of how truly blessed you are. Since Dec. 7 was Pearl Harbor Day, its appropriate I tell you about it. I had one of these experiences last week when I went with local community leader Paul Wheat and Uta Kuhn of the Patriot Club to the James Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. We went there to make a financial presentation to the folks who run the recreational rehab program that helps our wounded warriors returning with injuries. We left there with a strong sense of appreciation for our men and women in service to our country, and a changed idea of the VA. Too often we hear stories of dilapidated hospitals, long waits and short staffs. What we saw were high tech private rooms with every amenity these heroes deserve and a staff eager to assist, support and help heal. The renovations being made to the medical center are modern, progressive and what our wounded warriors need so desperately. These young men and women have injuries of all types from missing limbs to head traumas, with emotional scars that run just as deep as the wounds themselves. The VA program we support combines the standard physical therapies with other recreational activities to assist with the rehabilitation of the mind and spirit as much as the rehabilitation of the body. Its one thing to be able to move a weighted ball from one arm to another. Its another to be able to go kayaking or deep sea fishing outside the confines of the hospital, experiencing nature and enjoying yourself while you make your body better. Theres also scuba, camping trips, golf, indoor rock climbing, aquatics and wheelchair sports teams. These are the opportunities the VA provides through this program. 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. ScoppyScoppy is an very friendly girl who is mostly gray with a lot of white who would like to find a forever home. She was brought in to the shelter quite suddenly and is adapting well even tho she is a newcomer. Scoppy is a very sweet disposition cat. She was named by one of our volunteers after another cat that they had once owned. Scoppy has been sbayed and brought up-to-date on her shots and as part of her adoption will be micro chipped. DOB: 5/02/2011 TrumanTruman is a beautiful young mixed breed that was found as a stray and brought to C.A.R.E. by a guardian angel. He is very calm natured and eager to please all that visit his kennel. He will sit with just a touch to his back end. He has been neutered, and brought current on his shots. As part of Trumans adoption he will be microchipped DOB: 3/03/11 Specializing in Interchangeable Fashion Accessories & Products Bands and Faces all Occasions 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SOLD OUT Featuring Chef Wendy Ranney of Dinners Ready! Price:

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 9 TRADE-IN SALEOlde Faithful Chairs time has run out!Its now worth $200 towards the purchase of the Worlds Famous Ekornes Stressless Chair of your choice.You can trade in as many chairs as you wish toward an equal number of new Stressless Chairs.You can make everyone a lot more comfortable this holiday season.SAVE an additional $200 per chair with a $50 donation FREE DELIVERY & PICK UPat same time of your old chair FREE FINANCING Floridas Largest Custom Luxury Leather Gallery ELLENTON SARASOTA 941-723-6100 941-926-3500 2015 60th Ave. E 7261 S. Tamiami Trail at the doorsteps of Prime Outlets Just south of Clark RoadM-F 10-7 SAT 10-6 SUN. 12-5 Within the last decade,Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) has transformed the field of spine surgery.Today,MIS is far superior to outdated,conventional spine surgery in regard to patient outcomes. Dr.Philip Henkin is a leading, respected neurosurgeon with decades of experience and a stellar record in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.He incorporates the most recent advancements in MIS technology to produce the best possible patient results. If you want to know how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can get y o u r life back on track,join us for this free lecture.Ask questions. Get answers.Enjoy a social evening of learning and look forward to an active, healthier future.Lecture on Facts and Benefits ofMINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERYMonday,December 12th 6:00 pm Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Plaza,Greater Sun City CenterIncreased Mobility Improved Physical FunctionLess Need for Pain MedicationBetter Quality of Life Tampa Bays Leader InMinimally Invasive Spine Surgery FREECOMMUNITY LECTURE BY 1007 Professional Park Drive,Brandon,Florida 33511813-651-3300 Philip Henkin, M.D.Board Certified NeurosurgeonHors doeuvres Refr eshmentsPersonal appointments available for follow-up with Dr.Henkin. Call now to reserve your seat:813-651-3300 Tomato Festival returns to RuskinAfter an 18 month absence, the Tomato Festival returned to Ruskin, finishing a two day run on Sunday at E.G. Simmons Park. Although the time of year for the event has changed from May to December, one constant was the family-friendly activities involved and, of course, the free tomato slices and $2 tomato sandwiches. The event included several vendors offering unique and distinctive wares, along with food trucks ranging from mullet to Carolina-style BBQ along with live entertainment held throughout the festival. Organizers are already making plans for the 2012 Tomato Festival. For information email ruskintomatofestival@ verizon.net.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS getting their lives back. Bob Bitchin has it. No one really knows what it is, but it is rare and people have it or they dont. It remains to be seen, of course, if the new owners of the magazine will have their own it to bring to the table. With four owners, they just might be able to match the energy level Bob has put into the magazine. Of course, it also remains to be seen if hell really be able to walk away from it. He told the crowd that he would still design the covers and write editorials. Then again, he might run away from it, perhaps on a motorcycle, perhaps on sailboat, but hand-in-hand with Jody to a life they can call their own, without the endless boat shows and perma-grins. Are you going cruising? I asked Jody, followed a few seconds later by Michelle with the exact same question. She has probably already been asked that question a thousand times, and in the coming weeks will be asked it a million more times. Yet despite being asked twice within a span of 30 seconds, there wasnt even a glimmer of homicidal rage in her eyes. In fact, her eyes reflected her genuine smile when she mentioned having a house since 2005 that they have hardly ever seen. The big, tattooed biker-turned-sailing celebrity has come a long way since he first set foot on a sailboat all those years ago. He is a parent and a grandparent, and in 2009, he was elected to the board of directors for Sail America. He has written more books, this time about sailing, and has produced videos about his circumnavigation. But can a one-percenter ever really retire? Time will tell. Boat shows certainly wont be the same without him. He not only opened the door for thousands of people to either live their dream or, at least, to simply dream, but he has been standing there, holding the door open and offering his hand. Fair winds, Mr. and Mrs. Lipkin. Thanks for helping to keep my dreams alive. Latitude and Attitudes Magazine can be found on the web at www.seafaring.comObservations% 

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10 DECEMBER 8, 2011due, he added, noting that he has called for putting the tasks out for bid in the past, but was outvoted by fellow county commissioners at the time. Changing economic climates as well as technological advances in connection with overhead factors such as truck fuel could translate to lower rates for South Hillsborough homeowners if all the eligible haulers were allowed to bid for the collection and disposal work, Higginbotham suggested. At the very least, he added, greater competition could drive consumer fees down. This view was echoed by Keith Banasiak, regional vice president for Waste Pro, a regional waste collection company serving over 1.5 customers each month in more than 123 jurisdictions in the southeastern United States.. Addressing a property owners association recently in Sun City Center, Banasiak noted that when Hernando County wrapped up a competitive bid process last summer the monthly resident rate dropped from $11.44 per month to $7.25. If Hillsborough County opted for a competitive procurement and achieved results similar to Hernando County, we estimate that residential waste collection and recycling savings would likely be over $100 million over a ten year franchise term, the executive stated. Solid waste collection contracts%  The Leytham Group, consultant for the current haulers, in a distributed marketing piece titled If It Aint Broke, Dont Fix It claims that Low cost services and % customer satisfaction call for simply renewing perhaps with adjustments, the current hauler contracts. Displaying pictures of accumulated garbage, referring to dogs and wild animals rooting through uncollected trash and quoting officials as appearing supportive of the existing contracts, the Leytham piece suggests that any changes are likely to increase both consumer costs and dissatisfactions. Higginbotham is quoted in the flyer as stating that calls and complaints presumably about trash collection have dropped considerably since he was elected to the Board of County Commissioners. However, when asked about the quote last week, he asserted firmly that his words were taken way out of context. The district commissioner also said he plans to raise the matter of competitive bidding on trash hauling contracts during the December 14 BOCC meeting. His objective, he said, will be formal request from the board to staff to begin drafting RFPs Requests for Proposals in preparation for opening the trash collection bidding process in 2012 so that all eligible operators can participate, including the current companies. He is likely to have some local support in that effort. The matter was discussed recently by directors of the 11,000-member SCC Community Association. Concerned about the lack of competition in the contracting process, the board reached consensus, President Ed Barnes said this week, agreeing that a bidding procedure applied in connection with solid waste collection well could reduce the fees now paid by each CA member. Barnes said he has advised each of the county commissioners of his boards position on the matter and in favor of Higginbothams proposal aimed at soliciting bids. Several board members also are expected to attend the December 14 BOCC meeting, he added. Hillsborough County is in a unique position to reduce residential waste collection and recycling costs, noted Banasiak, adding that both quality and types of collection services could be improved through the competitive bidding process. A telephone call to The Leytham Group by The Observer was not returned. County commissioners representing South Hillsborough include the district commissioners, Higginbotham and Sandra Murman, as well as at-large commissioners Kevin Beckner, Ken Hagan and Mark Sharpe. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson St. Petersburg Boat Show sees big increase in attendanceMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe St. Petersburg Boat Show concluded its four-day run on Sunday with an 18 percent increase in attendance. The event included dozens of boats and numerous vendors of boat-related products. %  ST. PETERSBURG With the economic slowdown, many companies have cut back with few more so than boating manufacturers as people turned their focus to essentials rather than what some perceive as luxuries. Boat shows over the past few years have reflected that trend with few vendors setting booths and displays and fewer visitors walking the aisles. If the 2011 St. Petersburg Boat Show is any indication, however, things are definitely turning around. The four-day show closed on Sunday with near perfect weather throughout the run and reported an 18 percent increase in overall attendance from last year, with Saturday the biggest day of the event. The boat show was held at Progress Energy Ecenter for the arts, Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. It featured a wide selection of boating-related vendors, along with new and used sail and power boats for visitors to visit, dream about and, in some cases, even purchase. The event also included 60 boating related seminars and provided visitors with free iPhone and Android apps to help navigate the show.Tampa Bay area musician Steve Hall performing with the Eric Stone Band at the shows after hours party. 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 240-B813-645-8660 | CARDS Deck The Halls...and any other room!HOLIDAY HOME FLOORING SALE A superb carpet with exotic overtones. Enjoy years of long lasting beauty. 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Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Dana Dittmar, executive director of the Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Philip Henkin, M.D., one of the regions leading neurosurgeons, will host and conduct a lecture at the Chambers offices at Sun City Plaza beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. She assured that Chamber membership is not required and all area residents are welcome to enjoy the social evening of learning. Dr. Henkin is a board certified neurosurgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ARNS). During the lecture, he will address the facts and benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS), and how its advances within the last decade have transformed the field of spine surgery. Today, MIS is far superior to outdated, conventional spine surgery in regard to patient outcomes, he explained. In fact, neuroscience technology has become more sophisticated over the past decade than at any time in history. Old habits die slowly, he observed, noting that more than 90 percent of US. spine surgery still is performed by the outdated, open technique. Dr. Henkin is a leading, respected neurosurgeon with decades of experience and a stellar record in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He incorporates the most recent advancements to produce the best possible results for his MIS patients. MIS has improved and expanded patient options and the benefits can be priceless, he said. They include faster recover, a shorter hospital stay, increased mobility, improved physical function, less need for pain medication and a much better quality of life. This lecture will be an opportunity to learn and to ask questions, explained Dr. Henkin. If you want to know how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can get your life back on track, pick up the phone and make your reservation. Ask questions. Get Answers. Enjoy hors doeuvres and refreshments, and look forward to a healthier new year. Dr. Henkin is a board certified neurosurgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ARNS). He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and served his neurosurgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. The Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 1651 Sun City Plaza. Reserve by calling 813-651-3300.Leading Neurosurgeon to conduct lecture on advances in minimally invasive spine surgery Riverview Chamber welcomed El ConucoOn Tuesday, November 29, 2011, El Conuco Caf and Restaurant located at 9844 US Hwy 301 S in Riverview (in the Winn Dixie Plaza) hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. Local businesses came out to meet the new management team and owners Frank and Maritza Reynoso. Guests enjoyed delicious menu samples of the authentic Latin cuisine. El Conuco is open Monday through Saturday from 8am until 8pm and offers breakfast and lunch specials. For additional information please contact (813) 741-9727 or visit www.elconucocafe.com. The Florida Animal Control Association has honored two government employees from Hillsborough County for their outstanding work. Corporal Michele Perez of Hillsborough County Animal Services has been selected as the 2011 Animal Control Officer of the Year. Now in her second decade of service with the County, Perez was noted for her compassion, dedication and positive personality, despite the challenges she faced during her long career in humane animal welfare. Perez is the fourth investigator from Hillsborough County Animal Services to receive this prestigious award since 2005. Hillsborough County Assistant State Attorney Natalia Silver also was honored with the organizations special Sentinel Award for professional leadership and guardianship of justice for voiceless victims. Silver has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2000. She began serving Hillsborough County in 2004 under the direction of State Attorney Mark Ober. Both Silver and Perez were instrumental in the investigation, prosecution and conviction phases of the landmark animal cruelty case for Casper, a white boxer found starved by his Tampa owner. The dog recovered and was adopted. His owner was sent to State prison following a lengthy court battle and legal appeal process. The Casper case set precedent for animal neglect by starvation and galvanized the animal community, but Silver won other victories for Hillsborough County as well. In particular, she won a conviction Hillsborough County employees recognizedagainst the first woman for dogfighting in the State of Florida, thereby changing the traditional profile of a participant in this illegal activity. The Florida Animal Control Association (FACA) is comprised of Animal Care & Control professionals from 67 Florida counties and includes membership from major humane animal welfare organizations. Awards are announced during the organizations annual educational conference, which recognizes bestin-state achievements and raises the bar for the profession. For more information, call Hillsborough County Animal Services at (813) 744-5560 or www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ani malservices. Corporal Michele Perez Assistant State Attorney Natalia Silver

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According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, education pays two ways: higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. The best way to ensure the next generation of Floridians and Americans finds success and continues to grow our economy is to invest in their education, even when our state is facing challenging economic times. As Governor, I am committed to making sure every student gets a good education and the opportunity to get a job. By making sure Florida has the best educated workforce, companies will recognize our state as the best place to tap into the talent that will allow business to grow and succeed. Part of making sure Florida has the best educated workforce is improving education in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Through 2018, Florida will need 120,000 new workers in STEM fields. In spite of this need, fewer than 20 percent of the State University Systems graduates are expected to obtain a STEM degree. For students to be successful in these subjects, we must help them gain the essential building blocks of knowledge and understanding in our elementary, middle and high schools. While education is essential to Floridas economy, our state is facing a perfect storm of unique challenges when it comes to funding education. Let me quickly summarize the budget situation Floridas schools are facing next school year: For the 2012-13 school year, we anticipate an increase of more than 30,000 students. At the current funding level of about $6,262 per student, Florida will need to spend about $191 million more on education than we are this school year. Floridas growing student population comes at a time when we also estimate a three percent loss of local revenue, meaning Florida school districts will have over $200 million less to spend. Add to this deficit the discontinuation of $554.8 million in federal funds to Florida school districts this year. In addition, we will have to overcome the challenge of losing $224 million in one-time funding from the State of Florida. When you take these four factors into consideration, we anticipate a total budget gap of about $1.2 billion for Florida schools. In spite of this bleak budget picture, I am committed to increasing Floridas investment in the education of our young people. As I see it, investing in education provides a return on investment we simply cannot ignore. To gain a better understanding of how Florida needs to invest in education, I am meeting with teachers across our state to hear their ideas about to improve our schools and encourage student achievement. Teachers are essential to the success of our schools and our students, and I am confident that those who daily work to inspire children and young people to learn and achieve their dreams can show us the best way to invest Floridas education dollars. Education pays, and we clearly must find a way to increase our investment in Floridas students. Please share your ideas with me by emailing Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com.Nomination forms are now available online for the 2012 Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/statusofwomen, with submissions due on or before January 15, 2012. Up to three nominees will be selected, and the winners will be announced at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting in March 2012, followed by an induction at a formal ceremony in May. The Commission on the Status of Women created the Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the betterment of life for residents of Hillsborough County. The charter class of 10 accomplished women was inducted into the Womens Hall of Fame on May 26, 2011, in a memorable ceremony featuring political and community leaders. The charter members are: Mary T. Cash, Floridas first black registered nurse; Betty Castor, first woman Hillsborough County Commissioner and first woman president of USF; Helen Gordon Davis, first woman elected to Floridas House of Representatives; Cecile Waterman Essrig, first woman elected to the Hillsborough County School Board; Pat Collier Frank, County Commissioner, state legislator and Clerk of Court; Sandy Warshaw Freedman, first woman Mayor of Tampa; Clara C. Frye, founder of the countys first black hospital; Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, co-founder of The Columbia Restaurant and Ballet Folklorico of Ybor; Sylvia Rodriquez Kimball, first black woman County Commissioner; Sadye Gibbs Martin, educator and first woman Mayor of Plant City and an educator. The Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of 13 members and was created by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners on April 16, 2003, to advise the Board, County administration, the community, and all agencies and persons in Hillsborough County with respect to matters pertaining to the status of women. Nomination forms may also be obtained by calling Brandon Wagner, Commission on the Status of Women, (813) 276-2640Nominations open for 2012 Womens Hall Of FameStarting Dec. 1, some homeowners who are under water with their mortgages can refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), but the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that banks and mortgage companies arent the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be a bit confusing, unethical individuals come out of the woodwork to take advantage of that confusion, said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many may not be on the up-and-up. BBB is warning all homeowners who are thinking of applying for a HARP refinance to: Deal directly with your lender first, and never make payments to anyone other than your lender. Dont pay upfront fees to anyone who promises to provide counseling, takes care of the paperwork for you, or stops the foreclosure process. Be wary of anyone who tells you not to contact your lender, a lawyer or a credit counselor, or who asks for payment by cashiers check or wire transfer. Never sign over your deed to anyone, or allow yourself to be pressured into signing something you dont understand. Be especially careful of lookalike and sound-alike websites. Find out if you qualify here or by calling the Homeowners HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) to speak to a HUD-approved housing counselor for free (assistance is available in English and Spanish, and in other languages by appointment). Report scams to BBB at www. bbb.org/us/scam-source. The changes to the HARP program were announced by President Obama in October to allow homeowners to refinance at lower interest rates, even if their home is currently worth less than their mortgage. The new HARP rules apply to homeowners who are current on their payments and whose loans are backed by either FannieMae or FreddieMac. Some lenders will begin accepting applications as early as today, although many will take a few weeks or even a few months to roll out the program. More than one million borrowers are expected to apply for the program, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two major mortgage lending programs. Check out businesses and charities before you buy, donate or invest at www.bbb.org. Additional mortgage and credit-related tips are available at www.bbb.org/us/ clearpoint-tips. If you have credit problems, find a credit counseling agency in your area by calling 800-388-2227 (en Espanol 800-682-9832).Better Business Bureau issues warning Toys for Tots drop-off locationsWeichert Realtors SouthShore is sponsoring the Toys for Tots campaign through Dec. 10 when all the presents collected will be delivered to the Ruskin VFW for distribution by the Marines. The presents are principally donated to children in need throughout the SouthShore area. Prior to Dec. 10 people throughout the community can bring new, unwrapped toys to the office at 237 Apollo Beach Boulevard in Apollo Beach. If anyone needs more information or assistance in getting their toys to the agency, the office can be reached at 813-649-1002. Also Harriets Flowers of Ruskin is accepting donations on the behalf of the Toys For Tots program. Harriets is located at 226 W College Ave., Ruskin, and can be reached at 813-645-1525.

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16 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT MAY 13, 2010 FEBRUARY 10, 2011 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT 21 24 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 DECEMBER 8, 2011 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT 15 When preparing a holiday feast, you want to know your friends and family will enjoy every last bite. But cooking the meal can often mean spending more time in the kitchen and less time connecting with loved ones. This holiday season, use these tips and recipes to create truly delicious dishes, while spending more time with your guests. When hosting friends and family for the holidays, time together is highly valued. Whether you have 40 minutes to spend in the kitchen or just a few minutes to whip up a delightful treat together, enjoy these avorful cocktail links that are simple to prepare and sure to be new holiday family favorites. For more recipes, visit www.hillshirefarm.com.Whip It Up in MinutesMustard-Maple Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup real maple syrup 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish Remove Litl Smokies from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Mix mustard, maple syrup and horseradish in small bowl. Serve with heated cocktail links. Spicy Southwestern Barbeque Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1/2 cup barbeque sauce 1 small chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce Remove cocktail links from package and place on a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Place barbeque sauce and pepper into bowl of small food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Serve heated with cocktail links. Warm Swiss Cheese-Apple Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half 1 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 cup apple cider Remove cocktail links from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Rub garlic halves around inside of medium microwave-safe bowl. Discard garlic. Place cheese, mustard and cornstarch into garlic-rubbed bowl. Place cider into microwave-safe mug or small bowl. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Stir hot cider into cheese mixture. Place mixture into microwave and cook on medium power 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Serve with heated cocktail links. Buffalo Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes Makes: 1/2 cup (8 servings) 1 package Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons vinegar-based hot sauce 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup fat free Greek-style yogurt Remove cocktail links from package and place on microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes, checking every minute. Mix remaining ingredients together in medium bowl. If desired, further break up pieces of cheese with spoon as you stir. Serve with heated cocktail links.If Time Is on Your SideFancy Pigs in a Blanket Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 15 appetizer servings (3 each) 2 packages Hillshire Farm Applewood Smoked Chicken Litl Smokies 2 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls (reduced fat) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard plus extra for dipping if desired 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce Preheat oven to 375F. Open package of cocktail links and drain off any liquid; set aside. Separate crescent rolls from both cans into 8 rectangles total; rmly press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 6 squares. Spread a small amount of mustard in center of each square. Place approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry sauce on top of mustard. Place a sausage on top of cranberry sauce; bring up 2 opposite corners of dough over sausage and pinch to seal. Place wrapped pigs in a blanket on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with additional Dijon mustard if desired.holidayentertainingmade easy

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16 DECEMBER 8, 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 A ship is safe in a harbor, but that is not what a ship is for. Ralph Helverson 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 Area Obituaries Viola Vi M. KingViola Vi M. King, 94, of Sun City Center, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House with her loving family at her side. Born in Prospect Park, NY on March 10, 1917, Vi was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Vi moved to Sun City Center, Florida in September, 1982. Vi is preceded in death by her husband Edward M. King on December 3, 1998, 2 sisters and a brother. Survivors include her sons Dennis E. (Karen) King of Sun City Center, Laurence A. King of Cave Creek, AZ and Ronald J. (Lori) King of Battle Creek, MI. Vi is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Resurrection was said on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Fl, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fl 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Anthony S. ShuenAnthony S. Shuen, 88, of Sun City Center passed away November 30, 2011. Tony lived his 88 years to the fullest inspiring all around him with his warmth, happiness, positive energysinging Broadway musicals and moving his feet in ballroom dancing steps, right up to his last party in the ICU of Brandon Hospital. He thoroughly enjoyed his nearly 30 years in Sun City Center, writing and photographing the Sun City guide book on the 300+ activities, friends and community he was such an active part of, along with his beloved partner Bette Mederich. All of his many friends are invited to come to a celebration of his life, music and Chinese lunch buffet at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla, Sun City Center on December 9 at 11am. RSVP Jo-Anne 813-6343510. He left us on such a high note completely content with his life and his noteworthy accomplishments in family, career, charity. Tony spent 2 months travelling through China visiting his remaining brothers and sister and their families while celebrating his 87th with a 50 yr reunion with his wifes brother George and Hong Kong family. He enjoyed the double graduation of his grandchildren Christopher and Caroline from the University of Washington in 2010, attended their high school graduations, visiting San Francisco often and joining on many family vacations and cruises. Tony also had fond memories of Europe, the fairytale wedding of Amy and her husband Michel in a 15th century cathedral with horse-drawn carriages and hot-air balloons in Belgium, living in Versailles, France where his grandchildren were born, buying baguettes, rolling the pram in the royal park, showing the grandchildren how to feed the ducks and sheep in Marie Antoinettes little farm, summering on the Belgian coast. Tony was proud of his daughter Amy, a professor, board advisor and author, Yale National Scholar, Harvard MBA and PhD UC Berkeley and his son Tony Jr, Columbia U engineering graduate and championship chess player and master, following after Tony Sr, an excellent chess player and duplicate bridge life master. Tonys father was the very powerful, wealthy and English-speaking High Commissioner of Customs in Shanghai, China. Tonys Chinese Catholic family of 8 brothers and sister grew up in the French Quarter. Tony was the scholar of the family, excelling at the top private high school and university he attended in China. He was awarded an invitation to do his doctoral studies in Economics in the US at the Jesuit-founded Fordham University in New York. He met Anne Tong, then a beautiful college coed, while directing a Chinese student association play and made her the Moon Goddess, star of his play and life. Tonys life was overturned by the Communist takeover in China in his second year of doctoral studiesthe new regime imprisoned his family for their position and for their protection of Jesuit missionaries during the war and revolution, took away their fortune, cut off all communication and left Tony exiled and penniless in the U.S. Tony had to take a job as an accountant in New York, working his way up to become the right hand advisor to the CFO/VP Finance of Lummus, the engineering group of Combustion Engineering. He travelled around the globe, using his economics and mathematical expertise to apply computerized project financing models to fund the building of huge water treatment, energy, manufacturing plants. However, under the stress of his family being persecuted in China, working and travelling non-stop, finishing his doctoral thesis in the evening while supporting and raising a growing family, he had his first heart attack by his late 30s. His dear wife Anne, mother of his two children Tony, Jr and Amy, died of colon cancer, also on Thanksgiving weekend, after less than 20 yrs of happy marriage together. He will be buried by her side near White Haven, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains where he hiked, fished, skied, snowmobiled, sailed, canoed in his weekends. Tonys words of wisdom to his children and grandchildren at his 80th birthday celebration were (1) work hard (2) be happy (3) help others. He wrote a book on Wimauma, and received a letter from the then Presidents wife Barbara Bush praising his efforts on behalf of the migrant workers of Florida. We know that it would make Tony very happy if you would donate on his behalf to the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, www. lordslighthouse.org, the wonderful mission at 815 E. College Ave, Ruskin, FL 33570 headed by Pastor Bill Cruz and his wife Dora, 813-641-7100. The mission serves hot meals, gives clothing and housing to needy children and women. Tony loved being with friends and family, dancing, singing and sharing his happiness with others. Well miss him but his smile will always be in our hearts. When Christmas hurtsA service of comfort and hope will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Del Webb, Sun City Center. Judy Weiffenbach will lead the program. This is a time for prayer and reflection for those experiencing difficulty handling the holidays due to sorrow, loss, pain, depression, addiction, financial problems or any other contributing factors. Everyone in the community is invited, whether in need and hurting or willing to offer support and compassion. Refreshments will be served after the service. For more information call-813633-3970 or 813-938-5078 or the church office at 633-3970.United Methodist offers grief support groupIn Sun City Center there is a grief support group that will meet at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The facilitator is Rev. Dr. Bill Moon, a retired clergyperson. The Grief Share program will meet each week for 13 weeks. However it is on a rolling system, and people could join at any point during the session. The support group is open to anyone coming to terms with death of someone close to them. It is an opportunity to meet where others are feeling the same way. Each may relate to others in a non-judgmental atmosphere where grief is valid. To register, call the United Methodist Church at 634-2539.Southside Baptist to feed the hungrySouthside Baptist Church, 4208 US Hwy 41, S, approximately 4 miles south of College Ave. in Ruskin, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry. Hot meals will be served every Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Call 813-645-4085 for more information.Live Nativity presentation showing From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Northside Baptist Church, 1301 North U.S. Highway 41, Ruskin. Light refreshments will be served. For more information 813-645-1121. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netUnited Methodist shows movie of the monthThe Movie for the month of December will be The Nativity Story and will be showing at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center. This movie witnesses the struggles and joys of the Holy Family and the Saviors birth at the turning point of history. This is a film that will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Starring in the moving film is Keisha Caste-Hughes who starred in Whale Rider, and Oscar Isaac. This movie will remind all of us what Christmas is about and why it is celebrated. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Enjoy free cookies, popcorn, and beverages with a small donation. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 17 702 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 Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Trinity Baptist choir presents Christmas CantataAt 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Trinity Baptist Church Choir will present their Christmas Cantata. Created around one of the most dramatic and inspired songs ever written for the Christmas season, Mary, Did You Know?, the Trinity choir will present a powerful musical. This celebration is filled with classic carols, hymns and stirring new songs. The presentation is masterfully arranged, orchestrated and delivered in a visual and audio DVD setting as the accompaniment to the live choir. Free to all. Trinity Baptist Church is located at, 702 Del Webb Blvd., West, Sun City Center, FL 33573. For more information call 634-6199. Serving the needs of teensThe United Community Church Board of Mission member, Alice Tolley, presented a check to Melvin Mac MacNeel, Senior Executive Director of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County, Inc. The funds were directed to the Aged Out Program. United Community Church Mission Board has supported this specific program in previous years. It serves the needs of teens in the foster programs that have reached the age of 18 when DCS stops all funding on their behalf. The Aged Out Program tries to help all of those that age out by supplying basic living Mission Board Member Alice Tolley and Melvin Mac MacNeel Executive Director of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County necessities, but as an additional incentive to those that finish high school, they give a $100 gift card to offset graduation costs like their yearbook, cap and gown. This program is strictly a volunteer endeavor. None of the staff receive any salary. That means all the donations go directly to the children in the form of gifts and funds. The Aged Out Program is a continuation of the Foster Angels of Hillsborough County that originated in 1988. They currently have 2,396 children on their Angel list. The Foster Angels will be the Mission of the Month in December when they put up the Christmas Tree. Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (WELCA) will meet on at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m with coffee and cookies. This will be followed by a devotion and presentation by Sigi Espino entitled In God We Trust. For the Christmas luncheon that follows, WELCA will provide meat and drinks. Each member is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. All Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Sisterhood celebrates with buffetThe Sisterhood of Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center celebrates the holiday of Chanukah with a Chinese Buffet, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25. The Buffet features several different choices with food provided by the famous Yummy House. It would not be Chanukah without latkes, so they will be served as well. Sponsored both by the Sisterhood and the Mens Club, this will be a very festive and delicious afternoon. For your pleasure, a movie will also be shown. Prices are $14 per person for Temple, Sisterhood, and Mens Club members. Non members price is $28. Call Marsha Fader, at 633-9736 to place your reservation. You may also shop for lovely Chanukah gifts at a table provided by Elayne Grossman.Unitarian Universalists host speakerOn Dec. 8 Dr. Ryan Cragun will join the SCC Unitarian Universalists with Repackaging Humanism as Spirituality. The speaker, a member of the faculty at Tampa University will discuss a recent book that advocates the integration of spirituality into higher education. The definition of spiritual is unclear but it may not be alien to humanism. Dr. Cragun is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Mormon Social Science Association. He has served as the editor of the Mormon Social Science Associations newsletter and was recently elected to serve as the president of the association. Dr. Cragun specializes in the sociological study of religion, in particular religious change, growth, and decline at the meso and macro level; individual level religious change; religion and health; and religion and education. Dr. Cragun also conducts research in social psychology, in particular the role of conflict and status change. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Web, East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 81363323491Seasons Greetings from Riverview MethodistThe Riverview First United Methodist Church family warmly invites your family to join them as they celebrate Jesus and the Christmas season. Communion Services Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. tion Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10:45 a.m. Hispanic Christmas worship at 1 p.m.

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18 DECEMBER 8, 2011 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 NEW SHOWROOMCome see our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com Stop in for a FREE cup of coee and cookies! 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! Celebrate the Season at SCC Methodist The Chancel Choir, Childrens Choir, Sanctuary Handbell ensemble, orchestra and South Shore Rising Stars dancers will present Celebrate the Season on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. in special worship services at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Written by the popular Chicago-based church composer/arranger, Joel Raney, this Christmas cantata features a wide variety of musical styles that include several arrangements of Christmas favorites as well as original compositions appropriate to the season. The work will be accompanied by video and imagery, and the service will include congregational hymns as well as special music by harpist Tasha Scott. These special holiday services are free and open to the public, and early arrival is encouraged due to limited seating. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-6342539. Redeemer Lutheran Church holiday eventsSunday, Dec. 11 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Third Sunday of Advent Service Sunday, Dec. 18 9:30 a.m. only Christmas Cantata: A Song is Born Fourth Sunday of Advent Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 24 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Lighting of the Christ Candle and Holy Communion Sunday, Dec. 25 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Service and Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 31 7 p.m. New Years Eve Worship Service and Holy CommunionJuried Art Show winners announcedCongregation Beth Shalom of Brandon hosted All Jazzed Up Art Festival & Juried Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City. All Jazzed Up began with an invitation-only Collectors and Patrons Reception at 6pm, and then opened for general admission ticket-holders from 7pm-11pm and featured live jazz entertainment, hors d oeuvres provided by Mese 119, and desserts by Champagne Cake Couture. All Jazzed Up Art Festival showcased collectable artwork for purchase, in a variety of mediums, from highly talented emerging and mid-career professional artists from the local and regional area. Running concurrently with the Art Festival was the Juried Art Show, in which the talented Nataly Balk, Cathleen Clayton, Carolyn Kossar, Tim Mandese, Byron ONeal, Mindy Solomon, and Alice Velazquez-Suarez judged the art presented. Jane Castor, the Chief of Police for the City of Tampa, served as Honorary Judge. The winners in each category included: Ynon Mabat in Mixed Media Susan Livingston in Clay Elizabeth Mitchell in Silk Painting Virginia Spalter in Glass Bill Underwood in Photography Judy Strong in Photography Richard Bartlett in Sculpture/ Metal Best in Show went to Susan Livingston with a second place to Elizabeth Mitchell and Honorable Mention to Virginia Spalter. The event was a huge success and is expected to become an annual event to highlight the talents of emerging and mid-career professional artists from the local and regional area.Brandon Methodist offers multiple servicesChristmas Eve 5 5:45 p.m. Family Service, geared to families with young children. 7 8 p.m. Special music with full choir & orchestra; message & candle lighting (with childcare for ages 5 & under) 9 10 p.m. Carols with praise band and singers; message & candle lighting. 11 Midnight Special music, bell choir, communion, message and candle lighting. On Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, they all come together for one service at 10 a.m. Brandon First United Methodist Church is located just north of SR 60 / Brandon Blvd, between Kings and Parsons, at 121 N. Knights Ave. For more information call or write 813-689-4161 info@fumcbrandon.org or visit www.fumcbrandon.org Many dedicated men enjoy their monthly 7:30 a.m. breakfasts at Dennys where they discuss the pertinent activities of their church, Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Rd., Sun City Center, and pray for members who may need a bit more help than is humanly possible (i.e., illness, death, etc.). Accompanying the group at their Nov. 9 meeting, as guest of honor, was a member of the Sheriffs Office. The men always consider their gatherings to be most rewarding, as well as enjoyable. Nov. 20 was the Homecomings 12th birthday celebration. The main guest was Deb Domer, a beautiful soprano soloist, as well as an extremely talented puppeteer. Following the church service, everyone adjourned to the lawn bowling building for a banquet prepared by all of the ladies of the church. Friendship Baptist Church keeps busy Breakfast was enjoyed by all.Homeowners can help their families and guests get in the holiday spirit right at the front door. Since many people view their entryway as a sign of the quality of their home, the holidays are the ideal time to show it off. A festive holiday entry can be the homes focal point and serve as a first impression for both its interior and exterior. Experts at Therma-Tru Corp., the nations most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems, offer tips for creating a warm and inviting entryway during the holidays: Hanging Seasonal Decorations: Consider a twig wreath adorned with greens, gourds or berries. Design a heart-shaped wreath with miniature pine cones and dye them a brilliant shade of red Mount an evergreen wreath or swag with glass ornaments or silver bells Create a wreath with magnolia leaves and fresh fruit such as pears, apples and pomegranates If you have a rustic style home, consider adding antlers, a cowboy hat or rope to your wreath For a coastal home, consider a wreath of woven sea grass with sea shells or a brightly painted life preserver with lights and decorative glass floats. If your door doesnt merit all the attention, consider wrapping it in bright paper with a large bow or framing it in lights. Hang a set of sleigh bells on the door knob, which will give a festive jingle every time guests pass through. Accessorizing Your Doorway: Frame your entryway with a garland and lights add bows or pine cones for more decorative detail. Place pots or urns planted with seasonal greenery, poinsettias and lights on either side of the doorway. Put out a welcome mat designed with holiday accents. Add new brass or nickel accents such as a kick plate, porch lights and a door knocker to dress up your door. Hang matching wreaths in all of the windows Painting Your Door: If its not yet too cold to paint outdoors, brighten up your door with a fresh coat of red paint or a strong color that provides contrast to your current color scheme. When decorating, be careful to protect your door. Avoid putting a nail in the face of the door, as this can lead to damage in the future and could void your door warranty from the original manufacturer. Instead, use a door hanger to hang the wreath from the door knocker, or place a tack on the top of the door frame and use clear fishing line to hang the wreath. In addition to these simple design tips, you may also want to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to update your entryway with a new, energy-efficient door system. Fiberglass continues to grow in popularity with homeowners because the doors are easy to maintain and will withstand a wide range of temperatures and weather elements such as strong winds, high-humidity and frequent rain. Energy-efficient fiberglass entry doors from Therma-Tru offer four times the insulation of wood and wont rot, crack or split like wood doors, or dent, rust or corrode like steel doors. The doors are Energy Star qualified, providing excellent thermal protection and comfort for your family and holiday house guests. As an added value, homeowners who purchase and install certain styles of Therma-Tru doors may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $500 per household when completing the door replacement project by the end of 2011. For additional information on the federal governments 2011 tax credits available to homeowners, visit www.energystar/ taxcredit and MyEnergyTax.com.h hWith the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in Gods likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10Holidays start at the front door

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 19Madrigal%  staylittleharbor.comServing 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. i i Acorn Squash and Dried Plum i i Various Dipping Sauces i Endless Salad Bar i and Toppings i Carving Stations i i i i Desserts i Adults $24.95$12.95Call 813-645-8119 for Reservations with Paw-Paw, the King, and their grandmother, the Queen. What might have been foreseen as a relatively calm observance among only members of the carping court punctuated with outbursts by that inveterate off key songstress, Marquessa Daphne, however, quickly takes a turn into hilarity as the royals of Lipovetskylvania, along with their little heathens who unfortunately encountered the castle cat on their last visit, arrive in their native splendor. Before the fur can fly again, though, their Magniloquent Minister of Mirth and Morale commandeers the court to assess the exurberance of the assemblage. Translating to gotta see if yall havin a good time and getting a satisfactory show of approval from audience and court alike, she clears the way for her seemingly odd liege. Settling in for their five-course supper including English Onion Soup, Porke Forstier, Black Forest Stuffing, steamed green beans and Shiamese Pudding royals, court and subjects all are engaged by the Royal Entertainers taking a page from the cruising prince and princess. Parading through the audience, The Shirleys unpack their baggage to discover, among a variety of renaissance accessories, a very strange, very royal red arrangement of straps and snaps with two prominent protrusions. First taking the fabric contraption to be ear protectors for very large ears, the royal entertainers by experimentation and process of elimination eventually find another use for it strapped around the chest of a surprised male guest as the audience convulses in laughter. The many differences between the two sets of royals, though, soon are manifested by their diverse tastes in food which, of course, affect the entire court, particularly the royal chefs. Shoo-Shoo of Shiam, the easterners culinary expert deft with the spices, finds English fare bland, while the stuffy Brit in charge of the court kitchen is loathe to share his domain with any hot sauce hussy who, he complains, could poison them all. With the passion of disputing foodies everywhere, the two royal attenders go at it hammer and tongs or, in their case, with meat fork and serving platter, as the royals cheer on their partisans. It takes the royal kids to restore order. As the youngsters clamor for attention, it is Little Leo, scion of the royal house of Lipo..vania, who plaintively asks the adults over the tumult about intent of the shared Christmas meal and about true meaning of the holiday commemoration. With peace reigning, the two royal families conclude their commonalities outnumber their differences and the competing chefs collaborate on a smooth Shiamese Pudding highlighted with a hint of peppermint. There is no room for a rift. The court including all of the royals also united in a concert of carols and other Christmas numbers to wrap up their 2011 madrigal offering. The musical program was highlighted with a lilting rendition of What Child is This by Soprano Amanda Jordan and, of course, by one last outburst from the comically constantly out-of-sync warbler, Kathy Straub as the unstoppable Marquessa. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSResponsible for ensuring her kings entertainment, the Magniloquent Minister of Mirth, Jene Evans (left), queries the audience about their enjoyment as the courts jester, whos actually Donna Van Dreser (above), amuses a guest with her table-walking royal dog. Meanwhile, Marquessa Daphne, aka Kathy Straub (below), the courts most irrepressible off-key warbler, demonstrates again the joy of the uninvited outburst. MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOIn a rare moment of quietude, a few members of UMCs re-imagined 16th century English court kibitz among themselves before erupting once more in bursts of song and sarcasm on any and every subject occurring to them.

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BDDECEMb B ER 8, 2011SRnt WARREN RESEN, %  NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Assn.)JEANNE OCONNOR, PhotographerSleeping in a modified Seminole chickee and listening to the night sounds of gators, birds and other unidentifiable critters in the swamps of southern Hendry County is something very special for a city dweller. The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation sprawls over Hendry Countys southern border and has two unique visitor attractions that are worthy of a visit: the world class Seminole Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum and the ever popular Billie Swamp Safari. These two attractions are on the same road inside the reservation and the museum is the first one you will pass. The Seminole Tribe didnt scrimp on showcasing its history. Stop and spend some quality time here. It will make your visit to 2,200 acre Billie Swamp Safari even more enjoyable Inside the museums main building visitors begin their tour with an excellent multiscreen move presentation about the tribe and its history, past and present. When the lights come up, its time to move to the exhibits. The dioramas of Seminole life, artifacts and inter-active screens make it an interesting experience for everyone. Behind the main building is a one-mile boardwalk through a cypress dome. It is one of the best maintained and well designed boardwalk tours Ive ever experienced. But its not just trees, water and hopefully animals you will experience on the boardwalk. There is what the museum calls a Living Village where Seminole Tribal members demonstrate traditional craft making. After this learning experience its off to Billie Swamp Safari for fun, and even more learning experiences. Big Cypress Seminole Reservation ~ Everglades, Florida Billie Swamp Safari is just down the road, three miles west of the museum. The signage is good and you cant miss the entrance, but do observe the speed limit. The reservation is patrolled by its own police force and they dont take kindly to speeders. The first stop will be the information/ticket counter/gift shop to get oriented and have your questions answered. Visitors do not have to buy tickets to wander the grounds or eat in the Swamp Water Caf but will need tickets for swamp buggy and air boat rides and the special presentations. This is not an artificial theme park. The wildlife is real and move to their own schedules. But there is a lot of wildlife here and going out in the swamp buggy or airboat will bring you face to face with the inhabitants. Many animals are exotic imports, like the Asian water buffalo, but no less impressive. Some of the native wildlife, like the bison will be a surprise to many. Bison are native to Florida. An admission will get you a ride on a swamp buggy eco-tour adventure, an airboat ride and entry to the many interpretative lectures given throughout the day. Swamp buggy tours leave on the hour and airboats every half hour throughout the day. In a swamp buggy, visitors travel high above wet prairies, through woods, cypress domes and hardwood hammocks observing wildlife in their native habitats, and there is lots of wildlife to be seen. The airboat ride was unlike any other Ive ever experienced. It was more like being part of an exhilarating chase scene in a Burt Reynolds movie than a typical slow speed nature tour. But we did stop to get up close to gators and other animals. There is an optional evening swamp buggy that will add to your experience. For visitors, a Reptile Show and Swamp Critter & Birds of Prey Show are scheduled See BIG CYPRESS SWAMP GETAWAY, page 2B Our accommodations ....the Presidential SuiteThe airboat ride was amazing!A neighbor passing by...really! Entrance to the Seminole Museum.

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2B DECEMBER 8, 2011 CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 DECEMBER EVENTSTues., Dec. 13Holiday Soiree and Dance! RSVP today!Thurs., Dec. 15 Low Vision Support Group: Tues., Dec. 20 Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support GroupWed., Dec. 21 Therapeutic Tai Chi every Wednesday. IWed., Dec. 21 Parkinsons Support Group. 100 Questions and Answers about ParkinsonsThurs., Dec. 22 support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief Fri., Dec. 23 C.O.A.P. (Children of Aging Parents) Wed., Dec. 28 Diabetes Support Group several times during the day. The operators of Billie Swamp Safari like to say that these shows, combine entertainment and education and feature many critters of the swamp and reptiles on an up close and personal level. Our overnight stay in a modified Seminole chickee is an experience we will long remember. A Seminole chickee is a raised platform open on all sides and covered by a thatched roof. For tourists to Billie Swamp Safari there is a slight modification. Walls are added and the widows are screens. There is no electric or running water. The posts supporting the chickees are set into the water. Cots and blankets are supplied otherwise its like tent camping. There are no street lights so when the sun sets, its a perfect setting to see the night Big Cypress Swamp getawaysky without light pollution. Night noises of the swamp and surrounding woods lull you to sleep. Early morning birds calls will wake you gently. No ringing alarm clocks needed here. Then its off to the Swamp Water Caf for breakfast. The easiest way to find the location is to get off I-75 at exit 49 and then go north for 19 miles to the park entrance. The mailing address is Clewiston but its way south of the city. For more information about these two attractions including prices and times of operation, please go to their Internet pages. The Seminole Museum website is: www.ahtahthiki.com/ ahtahthiki-museum/visitorinfo. For Billie Swamp Safari it is: www.swampsafari.com. %  American bison Museum display IntroducingRevolutionary Advancement in Permanent Hair Replacement for Men and Women1st in the Tampa Bay Area ~ As seen on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and Rachael RayFeaturingThe Latest in Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation10:30AM-11:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast 11:00AM-1:30PM PresentationLocation: Club Renaissance2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Reservations Required by December 9th Call: (813) 975-3223 or Email: info@jasinfacial.com www.jasinfacial.com You Are Cordially Invitedto a Cosmetic Surgery SeminarMonday, December 12, 2011 Michael E. Jasin, MD Selected One of America's Top 100 PhysiciansInternational Speaker and Instructor AAAHC Fully Accredited Facility

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Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYWord: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. On-Line Genealogy Begin your family history research using Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest, Cyndis List and Family Search. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Word: Advanced Formatting and Mail Merge Tabs, headers and footers, numbering and inserting page numbers, page borders. Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Book Discussion: Whats Your Favorite? Read and share a heart-warming story of your choice. Then bring a list of titles you would like to read and discuss in the upcoming year. Get your favorite author or title on the SouthShore Readers book list for year 2012.Adult Program/Event Highlights Week of December 8-15Adopting real Florida manatees for family and friends this Holiday season is nature-inspired, thoughtful gift-giving that helps Save the Manatee Club increase conservation and education efforts for the endangered marine mammals and their aquatic habitat. It also helps holiday shoppers stretch those often limited budgets. Last year, Lisa Cartossa from Holt, Missouri, decided that since her two young nieces, Lily and Rose from North Carolina, were fortunate enough to have most everything they needed, she would adopt manatees as Christmas presents for them. Lisa chose adoptees Paddy Doyle and Flash, who regularly winter at Blue Spring State Park, from Save the Manatee Clubs Adopt-AManatee program. All of the manatees available for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at http://www. savethemanatee.org/adopt ees.htm. Two new manatees recently added to the list of adoptees are from Alabama, Zewie and Bama. An annual manatee adoption costs $25, which is just a little over $2 a month, and includes a color photo of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, biography, membership handbook, and subscriptions to the Clubs newsletters which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program. Shipping is free within the United States. Gift adoptions are sent with a personalized holiday message. Or for a $35 tax-deductible donation, each new member will also receive Save the Manatee Clubs 2012 wall calendar, featuring spectacular manatee photos to enjoy all year and well past. When my nieces received their adoption packets for Christmas, I was told you could not have heard two children screaming with excitement louder than they were, said Lisa. Immediately, the manatees pictures went on their walls. They knew about manatees, but Save the Manatee Clubs adoption program created this passion and enthusiasm in them thats very wonderful for me as an adult to be part of. I cant tell you how thrilled my nieces are to get the newsletter addressed personally to them. They read every word front to back. Who knows, the Club may have just created the next generation of marine life specialists dedicated to the conservation of these wonderful creatures. Save the Manatee Club, a national nonprofit organization, was co-founded thirty years ago by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Funds from the Holiday gift adoptions help with manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; research; education and public awareness projects; conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and for programs in the United States, Central and South America, the Wider Caribbean, and West Africa. Manatees are listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of the Club, points out that manatees face tremendous challenges to their survival from human activities. In Florida alone, since recordkeeping began in 1974, more than 38% of manatee deaths where cause of death is known were humanrelated. So it is imperative that we continue to educate the public about the presence of manatees in our waters. Adopting a manatee is a great way to learn more about this beloved species and how to help make a difference in their lives. Find out more information about manatees and Holiday gift adoptions by contacting Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or calling 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visiting their web site at www. savethemanatee.org, where you can also sign up for the Clubs free E-Newsletter. Also, discover a variety of manatee items in the Clubs gift catalog at http://www. savethemanatee.org/shop/.Gone wild for manatee gift adoptions

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Coupon expires 12/22/11 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 listing 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. 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 Linda Dear 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. 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 By Jim Miller Assistance Dogs Can Make Life Easier for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORThe South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Note change in time. Music will be provided by Thor Stevens for your listening and dancing enjoyment. The menu consists of Italian, Greek and American food. Reservations are requested. Beginning in January, they will meet at the Alpha House two Saturdays of each month, and Thor Stevens is scheduled to provide the music each Saturday. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Patti at (813) 634-7171 or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Upcoming events: Bowling at The Alley in Riverview from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., then dining at Ruby Tuesdays in Gibsonton at 5:30 p.m. A Christmas celebration will be at the Sunset Bar and Grille in Little Harbor in Ruskin on Thursday, Dec. 22. A $5 gift exchange will be held. On Friday, Dec. 9, the Pelican Players will be performing Nunsense at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun City Center United Methodist Church sanctuary. Tickets are $15 for this funny play, and must be purchased in advance in the church office. For more information on December events, call Patti at (813) 634-7171. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Meet at Alpha Pizza House For bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings of children and siblings who died at any age, from any, no matter how long, attend the candle lighting memorial service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Sun City Centers Atrium Building (Heritage Room), 951 North Course Lane. Bring a photo of your child or sibling for the memory table. You may also bring something to read in memory of your loved one. Co-sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health & Aging; in collaboration with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. For more information, call Cora at (813) 634-1654 or Julia at (813) 634-4980 or email Cora_ruff@verizon.net.Attend the candle lighting memorial service Wimauma Post Office announces holiday hoursThe Wimauma Post Office, 5608 State Road 674 in Wimauma will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. They also do passports by appointment. 4B

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Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com GAINESVILLE, Fla. The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but a University of Florida study in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health reports that a cure is in the works. Fish lice, which are actually crustaceans, use their mouths to attach to fish and feed on blood and bodily fluids, causing tissue damage, anemia and sometimes fatal wounds. Lice infestations are a problem for goldfish and koi owners as well as producers in Floridas approximately $33 million tropical fish industry. A single pet koi can be valued as much as $100,000, depending on color, pattern and UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest size, and products that keep them healthy are in demand. Roy Yanong, an extension veterinarian at UFs Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin and principal investigator on the study, said there are a few products that control fish lice, but they are either no longer being manufactured or illegal. The aquarium fish industry as a whole does not have a lot of legal drugs for use in aquarium fish, said Yanong, a member of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Thats not a very good situation for any livestock or pet to be in where there are diseases that are not actually legally treated. In the study, Yanongs postdoctoral intern, Shari Hanson, tested a medicated feed on goldfish and koi and found the product effectively controlled lice on the fish. The results are being used to support the release of a medicated feed for koi and goldfish lice treatment. Medicated feed offers an environment-friendly alternative to past methods of fish lice control that required treating water instead of fish. The nice thing about having a feed, an oral medication, is that its much more targeted and so less drug is needed, Yanong said. Fish that are infected will be specifically the fish that are going to be given the drug. Joe Pawlak, president of Eustis, Fla.-based Blackwater Creek Koi Farms Inc., said pests such as fish lice and anchor worms can do significant damage. To better compete with international fish importers, he said, Florida producers need to breed the healthiest fish. The more therapeutics that we can utilize in ornamental species, the better economic impact we can have in competing against foreign markets where they have a lot better access to treatments, Pawlak said. Pet owners and producers can get fish lice and other parasites by bringing contaminated water, objects or fish into their systems. To avert that risk, Pawlak said he employs strict quarantine measures and stopped importing fish nearly a decade ago. Future research is needed to determine the long-term effectiveness of the medicated feed as well as its effectiveness at controlling anchor worms and other, related parasites, Yanong said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service funded the research.Fish lice cover the underside of a koi brought into UFs Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin. The lice, which are actually crustaceans, use their mouthparts to attach to fish and feed on blood and bodily fluids, causing tissue damage, anemia and sometimes fatal wounds. PHOTOS BY ROY Y Y ANONG, UF-TrTROPICAL A AQuUACuULTurURE LLAB, ruRUSKIN, fFL.At right, a detail photo shows the circular, green fish lice feeding on a koi. Pet owners and producers can get fish lice by bringing contaminated water, objects or fish into their systems.

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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r 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.Decembers traditions include holiday hunting By Tony Young Theres finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of waterfowl and coot season comes in statewide Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 29. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the six-bird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one canvasback. Only two of your six-bird limit may be pintails, redheads or scaup, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scoters and four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and theres a five-bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only non-toxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuthtin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when flushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and white-winged dove season opens Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 8. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, shooting hours for all migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a nocost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only firearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory game birds. Artificial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, dont even think about sweetening the field by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesnt matter if you arent the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or shouldve known that such bait was present, youre accountable under federal law. Some other things you cant do while hunting migratory game birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and theres no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing firearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area brochure before you hunt. Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December has the hunting opportunities youre looking for. Heres wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods!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 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby. December 17 Riverview Fire / Police Appreciation DinnerStarts 5:30 Presentation at 7 p.m.Entertainment to begin at 7:30 December 19 Annual Holiday Hayride & Caroling Chili from 5 6:30 p.m. Hayride leaves at 7 p.m. December 31 New Years Eve Party Dinner and Entertainment The Fun begins at 5:30 pm 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 Apr. 6, 2012 @ 7 p.m.Upcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests.

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 7B www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. Nobody else sells this quality at this price. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.$15.95sq. ft.InstalledPAINTED SOLID SHUTTERSWill not warp or crack Usable in wet applications PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! From the staff at The Observer News and M&M Printing Inc.Remember to shop locally this Christmas! 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.Atlantis commander retires from NASAMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAtlantis commander Chris Ferguson shortly after this historic landing of STS-135, the final space shuttle mission.HOUSTON -Astronaut Chris Ferguson, the last commander of a space shuttle mission, has announced his plans to retire from NASA on Dec. 9. He will leave for a new job in the private sector. Chris has been a true leader at NASA, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, not just as a commander of the space shuttle, but also as an exemplary civil servant, a distinguished Navy officer and a good friend. I am confident he will succeed in his next career as he brings his skill and talents to new endeavors. Ferguson, a retired U.S. Navy captain, served as the commander for STS-135, the final flight of space shuttle Atlantis and the 135th and final mission of Americas 30year Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis flight was Fergusons third trip to space. During the 13-day mission, he and his crew delivered approximately 10,000 pounds of supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. Before his assignment to STS-135, Ferguson served as deputy chief of the Astronaut Office at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston. Chris has been a great friend, a tremendous professional and an invaluable asset to the NASA team and the astronaut office, said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. His exceptional leadership helped ensure a perfect final flight of the space shuttle, a fitting tribute to the thousands who made the program possible. Ferguson first flew in space as the pilot of Atlantis on STS-115 in 2006, during which the P3/ P4 truss segments were delivered to the station. He next flew as commander of Endeavour on STS126 in 2008. During the mission, Ferguson and his crew delivered water recycling and habitation hardware to the station and exchanged station crew members. In total, Ferguson logged more than 40 days in space. Ferguson joined the astronaut corps in 1998. After completing his initial training, he performed technical duties related to the shuttles main engines, external tank, solid rocket boosters and flight software. He also served as a spacecraft communicator in mission control for four shuttle missions. For Fergusons complete biography, visit: www.jsc.nasa. gov/Bios/htmlbios/ferguson.html Roll up your sleeve and roll away a winnerFriendly KIA of New Port Richey and Florida Blood Services (FBS) have teamed up to give away a new 2012 KIA Soul! Each week through February 29, 2012, one lucky winner, 17 in all, will receive a key. Then on Friday, March 9, all finalists will visit Friendly KIA of New Port Richey and see if their key will start the car and they can Roll Away A Winner! During this promotional period, every FBS blood donor who donates in Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties will be automatically entered to win. With a drawing each week, those eligible and willing to donate specific blood components more often can increase their chances to win. In addition, people who are not able to donate blood may still enter the drawing by visiting any of the FBS, or Blood Net USA locations and complete an entry form. Visit www.fbsblood.org for a complete listing of the contest rules. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can be blood donors. Identification is required prior to donation. For further information or to find donation locations call 1 -800 -68 -BLOOD (25663) or visit www.fbsdonor.org.Florida Blood Services is a not for profit healthcare provider of blood and blood components to patients at over 100 hospitals and 40 ambulatory healthcare facilities in 42 Northern Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Georgia and Tampa Bay counties. Almost 350,000 volunteer donations are needed annually.

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8B DECEMBER 8, 2011 SUN CITY CENTER Marketplace at Cypress Creek, 729 Cortaro Drive, Unit 15 813.633.6767 Call today to schedule a free hearing screening and a free demo of Aquaris!Your insurance plan may cover hearing aids. Call today to inquire.WELCOME HUMANA MEMBERS INTRODUCING Sweat Proof Hearing Aids! Its time to enjoy an active lifestyle again! A tennis game, gardening, a bike ride, the gym and the pool are all possible! Isnt it time you enjoy every sound of life? Learn more about Aquaris. Call the hearing health professionals at HEARx to schedule your precision hearing screening today. Many Medicare Advantage plans provide up to $1,000 in hearing aid coverage. NEW Technology! Find us online!www.hearusa.com Siemens Aquaris $1,200 off Aquaris Hearing System. Includes 2 hearing aids and miniTek!**Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires December 31, 2011. FREEAquaris Accessory Pack with purchase of Aquaris 701 Hearing System Visit your HEARx today! A $200 value! 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! CHRISSY HARTZOG PHOTOSLocal families benefit from Christmas event RIVERVIEW The women of South Bay Church in Riverview gathered for an evening of entertainment, fellowship, appetizers and desserts galore on December 3 at the annual Christmas Coffee, A Gift To Remember. Hostesses each sponsored a table for six which they used to showcase their decorating talents. When all the tables were finished it was a feast for the eyes. In this dessert-filled evening the focus was on community as each attendee donated a $20 gift card that was used to purchase Christmas gifts for local families in need. Plans are underway to add a spring event along with the annual Christmas soiree. The church is located just south of Big Bend Road at 13498 U.S. 301 South, Riverview. For more information about the church visit their website at southbay.cc or call 813-677-0721.Right, Sara Brewer stands next to her rustic Christmas decor. Below are a few examples of the beautiful tables on display.

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10B DECEMBER 8, 2011 For a convenient appointment at your home or bank callWe Do Estate Appraisals Quality Furniture at Affordable PricesHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends Worth the drive from anywhere Call for Directions MLK Columbus Dr.MacDill Ave. Quality Wicker & Rattan FurnitureWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Delivery Available We re-cover or make Custom Cushions! 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 Counting and viewing birds like this American goldfinch is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder.(PHOTO COURTESY OF T T ARA T T ANAKA)Count birds instead of staying inside this winterOne, two, three, four: cardinals, finches and chickadees. How many birds can you count in your backyard this winter? While you may not hear their boisterous whistles and tweets like you do in spring, birds are still in your backyard. Your yard may look gloomy and dull this time of year, but there are bright spots, or feathers, to see! In fact, many species of birds are just arriving from as far away as Canada. It is migration season, when many of our feathered friends travel to the warm state of Florida to escape the frozen, snowy north. What might you see bustling and flitting around your yard? Well, you might set your sights on a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a migratory woodpecker that gets its name because of the holes it bores into trees to suck the sap out of the bark. Or you might see an American goldfinch or chipping sparrow. Although their colors are duller in the winter, goldfinches are still easy to spot through bare branches and brown leaves because of their yellow feathers, black wings with white markings and cone-shaped bill. The chipping sparrow is a robust little bird with a rust-colored cap on its head. It must love to be heard because it sings loudly from high, outer limbs of trees. Chipping sparrows like feeders too, if you have one. Counting and viewing birds is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder. Make it a family event and take mom or dad outside with you. Things to have handy: binoculars, bird guides and checklists to keep track of the kind of birds you see and how many you count. If you plan to be outside for a long period of time, take a blanket to sit on and a cup of hot chocolate! You can also join the FWCs Wings Over Florida program (http://floridabirdingtrail.com/ index.php/resources/wings/) or become a Junior Birder by visiting FloridaBirdingTrail.com and selecting Birding Resources in the left-hand menu; then click on Wings Over Florida. That is where you can learn about the Junior Birder Program and download a copy of the Bird Detective checklist. Another opportunity to count birds in your backyard happens Feb. 17-20, 2012. The yearly Great Backyard Bird Count is the largest bird count in North America. This event helps scientists learn things, like how winter weather influences bird populations, how this years migration compares with last years, and what kinds of birds are in cities and rural areas. For information about this upcoming event, visit http://birdsource.org/gbbc. So dont become part of the gloomy winter season, Get Outdoors Florida! and go count birds! Purple Gallinule

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 11B 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 saSALeEdecemberDECEMBER 8, 2011 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 personaPERSONAL 260 FruitsRUITS/VeEG.DD ansby Citrus, 115 Castillo R R d., R R uskin. 813-645-1541. R R ed & White N N avel oranges, pink grapefruit. $5 per bucket. (bucket 1/2 bushel).A Artesian FFarms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College AAve., W. RRuskin. 8am5pm. 7 days a week. 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S S t., G G ibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday thru S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Move out sale. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday, 7:30am-2pm. E E verything must go. 1605 N N ew Bedford D D r., S S un City CenterL Laureate Zeta Pi S Sorority is having its annual yard sale. F Friday 12/9 10am2pm. S Saturday, 12/10, 9am-2pm. S Something for everyone. West College A Ave., R Ruskin. A Across from Harriets F Flowers. G arage sale. S Saturday 12/10, rain date 12/17. 10327 A Avelar R Ridge D Dr., A Avelar Creek. USS 301 N N about 1 mile north of Big Bend R Rd, turn on Cowley R Rd. at BP station. S Signs posted. Pre-sale by appointment only F Friday 12/9. F For faxed list of items call 813-671-8597 G Garage sale. S SCC. 810 E El R Rancho D Dr., Collectible, F First G Gear toys, T Tonka polures, sports cards & more. 8am-? 12/8, 12/9, 12/10T Thursday, F Friday & S Saturday. S Simmons Way, S S CC. Clothing, furniture, household goods & much more. G Great bargains. Yard sale. S S aturday, D D ec. 10, 8am-? 2 S S anyo TV TV s, printers, fax machine, suitcases, dishes, Christmas items, R R oy Clark guitar, air mattress, V V ulyte opaque projector, clothes, shoes, etc. 14809 Mc G Grady RRd., Balm 1623 V Vistoso L Lane (VVentana V Village off Cypress Creek) F Friday only 8am-2pm. computer desk, Christmas & collectibles (Hot Wheels, MatchBox, Johnny L Lightning, Barbies) Queen Blonde sleigh bed & dresser, queen bed, dresser & chest, wicker, lamps, pictures, bar stools, desks, Christmas, knickknacks, TV TVs, 4 kitchen chairs. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-1pm. 1355 N N ew Bedford D D r., S SCC. 2nd Saturday of the month 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.The Divine Marketplace at St. John the Divine 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 Yard sale. S S aturday, D D ec. 10, 8am-2pm. D D ont miss this one! S S omething for everyone including your pets. N No junk. 1827 NN. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. Yard sale. 725 Jamaica Circle W, A Apollo Beach. S Saturday, 12/10 & S Sunday 12/11, 8am-2pm. Clothes, furniture, dishwasher TVTVsE Estate sale. 1121 E El R Rancho D Dr., S SCC. F Fostoria lead crystal, silver plated serving pieces, F Fenton & depression glassware, pocket watches & household. Priced to sell. S Saturday, D Dec. 10 8am. N No early birds. 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 Huge yard sale for charity. A A ll household items & more. Covington. 6729 Cambridge Park D D r., A A pollo Beach. S S aturday, 12/10 7am-1pm. Multi family yard sale. S S aturday, D D ec. 10. 5527 Hillsborough S St., near Wiimauma S S chool. A A von, Cape Cod glass, tools & more. A A ll priced to sell. Clothes $3 bag sale. Yard sale. A Amazing variety! G Gift quality to household items, selling cheap, cheap. E Electric scooter, sewing machine, wheelchair, arts & craft supplies including lots of ceramic greenware/ bisque ware, glazes, fabric & yarn, silver platters, books, garage items, kitchenware, chair cushions & much more. A A lso original hand crafted jewelry at wholesale prices. Ho-Ho-Ho. S Saturday only. S S Pebble to stop sign, right on Platinum, left on V V illeroy, left to sale. 2226 Preservation G G reens Court, S S CC,. S Starts 9:30am (not earlier please) Weve unpacked the boxes under the tables. Were ready for another show. You will nd a German Shrunk, Height Adjustable Table, Antiques, Kirby Sweeper, Vita-Mixer, Magic Bullet Blender, Crystal & Glassware, Vintage German Books, Ox Bone Jewelry, Dolls, Orientalia, Collectable Plates: Norman Rockwell, Bavarian & Limoge; Christmas Decorations, Collectable Angels & Fairies, Clothing, Kitchenware, Garage and Landscaping Items. www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES359 Caloosa Palms Ct. Sun City CenterPLEASE ALLOW FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLESFri. & Sat., Dec. 9 & 10 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER Glass Top Iron Table, 4 Chairs, Bakers Rack, Sofa Table & 2 End Tables, China Cabinet, Entertainment Center, Sofa Bed & Matching Love Seat, Flat Screen Vizio 20 & 24 Toshiba, VHS & DVD included. 4-Piece Tan Wicker Set, Trundle Bed, Hitchcock Low Bookcase, Painted White 4-Drawer Chest, Corner Computer Desk, HP Printer, TV Stand, Silks, Pictures, Lamps, Kitchen, Linens, Dolls, Christmas Decor, Cedar Trunk, Clothes (Ladies small, Shoes 6), Hotpoint Refrigerator, Whirlpool Glass Top Range, Frigidaire Dishwasher & GoldStar Microwave.633-1173 or 508-03071103 Beach Blvd.(off N. Pebble Beach)December 9 & 107:30am-1pm Community Yard Sale Door to DoorIRONGATE APARTMENTSSaturday, Dec. 10 Sunday, Dec. 11 9 a.m. until sold out1820 Blair Castle Circle(just off 19th Ave. NE & 12th Street NE, Ruskin)(813) 645-8800 GARAGEWANTED TO RENT (240) 216-4693for 1or 2-Car Storage in Sun City Center area Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon CHRISTMAS FUN SALE50% OFF all Toys, Games, and Stuffed AnimalsAlso, the secret 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 (off Valley Forge Dr.)Dropleaf Dining Room Table, Rattan Patio Furniture, Full Bed, Sofa, Recliner, Card Table w/Chairs, Wheelchair, Park Bench, Swivel Rocker, Bedroom Chests, Dresser w/Mirror, TVs, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Antique Trunk, Walker, Occasional Chairs, Privacy Screen, Yard Ornaments, Collectables, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING

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DECEMBER 8, 2011 THEE SHOPPERER MM.H. HOUSING550 425 sSLipsIPS & stoSTORAgGE MARMARINEE400 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 511 housHOUSEsS FoOR sSALE 314 Anti ANTIQuUEsS/CoCOLLECtiTIBLEAlabaster girls bust with hat, height 2ft 1, width 1ft 2. Marble pedestal platform, 10 1/2 across, 3 6 high. Call 813-642-8001 330 FuFURnituNITUREBedroom set. Queen headboard & 5 matching dressers, different sizes. Light beige raised wood pattern. Good condition $550. 813-494-5354 360 GoOLF CCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MisMISC. FoFOR SALEHot tub. 2 person, 110 volt, used 7 months.Green marble, Redwood frame & cover, like new. Cost $2,800 asking $995. Apollo Beach 306-848-3243396 FFREEHot tub free, 4 person, needs some work. You move. 813-641-3646 or 813-493-5777 425 SLipsIPS oOR StoTORAgGELittle Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www. littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com Storage RRameys BBusiness Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com REALREAL EESTA A TEE500 455 Auto AUTOMoOBiILEsS2004 Toyota Solara, one owner, sun roof, mileage 75,300. $9,200. 813634-1470 Classic 72 Ford LTD convertible, cold air, restored, $8,500 obo. 98 Pontoon $4,200 obo. 813-380-9463 (corrected number)456 TRuUCKsS AnND VAnsNS Chrysler 2005 Town & Country Limited van with electric mobility scooter. Load & unload scooter with remote control. Go to the mall & shop in style. Economical V6 with 4 speed automatic, 55,000 miles. Blue pearl, gray leather interior. Many options incl. rear seat video. Van listed $36,930. Scooter w lift $4,895. Excellent condition. Must see $17,500 OBO call 813-763-2434 465 RR V LotLOT RREntNT ALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 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 RERENTAL ALS600 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT ALsSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124611 HousOUSEsS FoOR REntNT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 Sun City Center 55+ $850 monthly Newly remodeled 2br/2ba, 1515 sf home with enclosed sunroom and single carport. New hardwood in living and dining areas, Wow kitchen has new cabinets and counters. Close to shopping & recreational activities. Unfurnished, 12mo. lease. 813-875-7368. To view photos visit www.RentTheBay.comSun CCity CCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 Apts APTS. FoOR RREntNTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4292 or 813-645-2193 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 614 DupDUPLEX FoOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 630 MM.H. RREntNT ALsSFFor RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A 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 Davids MHP. 2625 90th St., off Causeway & US 301. 1 & 2 bedrooms for rent. Nice quiet park. First week fee $140 weekly. Mike 941-922-9340, Diana 813-621-9334645 oOFFiICE spSP ACE 646 WAREhousHOUSE SpP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PRROFF SERER VICECES650 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQQuickBBooks Next training class January 7 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com665 HEALth TH AnND BBEAutUTYMMobile MMassage Therapy To YYou Bringing this wonderful healing touch to your home. No need to have to go out. We bring it to you! Experienced & in business 10+ years. NationTherapists. Licensed and insured. Gift appt. Call 540-539-0126 (MA62676)680 A ADuULt T/ChiCHILD CCARECaregiver/ companion, live-out. Run errands, Dr. Appointments, etc. Monday through Saturday, anytime. 16yrs experience. Reference on request. 813-716-7842 680 ADuULt T/ ChiHILD CARECaregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 Semi retired RN willing to provide gentle & understanding, live-in care. 5 days per week. Call for details. Lynn 775336-8373 SERER VICECES700 705 CCLEAningNINGRRons CCleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 F Flat rate $75, full cleanHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! Want a wall or room painted can do it too. Ill even clean windows. Call Debby 813-434-6499. Need help with Christmas decorations?706 PREssuSSURE WAshingSHINGSun City Center & Kings Point. Pressure washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reasonable. Call Steve at 813-382-2495 710 LLAwn WN CCAREHenrys L Lawn M Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www. henryslawnmaintenance.comBB&S LLawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 715 FiFILL DiDIRtT/HAuULingINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 MMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 ConCONCREtTECConcrete FFinishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim720 HoOME MMAintINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. CCall 813-649-1418 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 Thanks for reading the Observer news 7,200 sq. ft. warehouse in Ruskin including 1,400 sq. ft. of air conditioned offices, loading dock, roll-up doors, 2 half BA, security system, and great location close to major highways. 1.61 Acre lot with covered and open parking spaces. $1,800/mo. + deposit. This canal front Key West style house, recently remodeled offers 2BR/1.5 BA, amazing new kitchen, wood floors, large Fla room overlooking water, dock, boatlift, and fenced backyard. One pet allowed. $1,100/mo. long-term, or please call for quote on short-term. CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING IN APOLLO BEACH! Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft, built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage including file drawers and more! $234,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 Acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for office buildings. This property has a great location, on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SHELL POINT MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE. Get it from tenant when you purchase waterfront duplex and live in one side while leasing the other. Or rent both sides for two incomes. Stilt 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA, recently redone, has great views of bay and river. On small canal close to bay. Just $149,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 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 JUST LISTED! IDEAL WINTER/RETIREMENT MOBILE-HOME: Perfectly clean and well maintained, it is in a safe gated community in Ruskin with heated pool and club house, and monthly fees are only $72 for all amenities! 2BR/2BA, split plan, bright great room, kitchen with cooking island and breakfast nook, large enclosed addition/living area, screened porch, carport, and utility-rm. Just move in! $42,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 ANOTHER NEW LISTING! Ruskin 3BR+Den/1BA house, newer roof, large lot, tile floors in all living/kitchen area, central air and heat, walking distance to school. Will make a great family house. $45,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT, RUSKIN: Great fishing, deep water, large newer dock, and unique view of river and nature. All utilities are in place including sewer, lot is fenced and gated, and PD-MU zoning allows for house or manufactured home! $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 MOM AND POP SPECIAL! Delightful 2BR/1BA home in preferred retirement community is the perfect spot to hang your hat or retire. Community center with various activities and recreation ranging from exercise classes, lawn bowling or other games to hobby clubs. A golf cart is the preferred means of transportation and everything you need is so convenient. Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NEW LISTING! Cute 2BR/2BA waterfront home, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 312 EstST At TE sSALEsS 565 MM.H. inIN PARKsS2br/2ba, Paradise MHP, Ruskin. Mostly remodeled, double driveway, lot 68. Cheap $3,800 obo. Call Steve to view 813-382-2495 Ruskin 55+, senior park. Very clean, 12x65 mobile, furnished, 2br/1ba. Large sunroom & carport, plus shed. $9,500. Neptune Park Unit 13. Call 813-645-3563 or 519-239-3046. 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DECEMBER 8, 2011 15B Brand New PERFECT PAYMENT Sales Event New 2012 HyundaiSonata Lease For $ 179Come 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 $ 159 LEASE PER MONTH $ 259 LEASE PER MONTH $ 169 LEASE PER MONTH $ 279 LEASE PER MONTH $ 179 LEASE PER MONTH $ 399 LEASE PER MONTHNew 2012 HyundaiACCENTNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS COUPENew 2012 HyundaiELANTRANew 2012 HyundaiVERACRUZNew 2012 HyundaiVELOSTERNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS Guaranteed Trade-In Value of qualifying vehicle based on independent source. Consumer will get the higher of the Guaranteed Trade-In Value, less mileage charges and damage costs, or market value which will be assessed at time of trade in. Applicable to all new Hyundai vehicles purchased on or after May 1, 2011. Not available on leased vehicles. Valid only during months 24-48 of ownership. Trade-in value dollar amount must be applied toward a new Hyundai vehicle and must be nanced through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF). See hyundaiofbradenton.com or your Hyundai dealer for full details. All offers valid on in stock units only and are in lieu of any other offers. All leases are based on 36 months/12,000 miles per year, with 20 per mile thereafter with $2999 down (Veloster $1999, 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 12/11/2011.

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