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Read Melody Jamesons account of how the Sasvilles maneuvered through 50 years of marriage with all its ups and downs. See page 12 Sue Meixner plans to greet the new year with opening of a new kind of church in SCC. Read Mitch Traphagens report on this new endeavor. Page 2 INSIDE: www.ObserverNews.netDecember 29, 2011 Volume 55 Number 49THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 From everyone at The Observer News and M&M Printing Co., Inc.

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2 DECEMBER 29, 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 $60 per personDoes not include alcoholCall 813-645-3291 for RESERVATIONSCHEFS CARVING STATION creamENTRE SELECTION sauceSIDE ITEMS DESSERTS Gallery displays local artistThe Baobab Tree Gallery at 1113 12th St. West, Bradenton, Village of the Arts will be presenting new works from local award winning artist Lulu Meyer. The show titled My Mothers Garden contains fabulous, vibrant, floral oil paintings that are reminiscent of Lulus childhood garden. The show begins on First Friday Jan. 6, 2012 at 6 pm. Accompanying Lulus work will be flower interpretations from Diane Sykes, Susan Swanson and gallery owners Christine and Gordon Turner. I say its all good, in my knowing way; Inviting Gods hand, to bless my day. Part of a poem entitled Evil Is Not The Work of God by Sue MeixnerThe light in her eyes, the smile on her face and her disposiactually checked her ID before almunity. Sue Meixner looks not ageless. With the mantra Its all the license plate of her car to her A New Year, a new church for New Thought in SCCMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSun City Center resident Sue Meixner will greet the New Year from the pulpit of her new Sun City Center church. The first service will be held on January 1, 2012.comfortable living room, Sue immediately struck me as a happy and comfortable person. But, as is often the case, there is more to the story. On January 1, 2012, Sue Meixner tional terms, and that is primarily because the focus of the church is on the micro level as opposed to focuses on the individuals spiritual practices and philosophies rather We are interdenominational, not nondenominational, Meixner said. regardless of personal beliefs. The point, if it can be made succinct, is to enhance the spirituality and potential of each member individually, rather than as a church body. The basic tenets of the church are the presence, goodness, impartiality and availability of God and from Gods gifts, including health, being a universal life energy that erything that lives, and thus enters the church body as a force for positive thought. Meixners church falls under the umbrella of Religious Science life, that everyone and every living thing is connected and that conin 1927 by Ernest Holmes as a opinions in philosophy, and revelations in religion applied to human needs and the aspirations of man. it as a progressive end of Protestant much of his doctrine on Biblical teachings. We teach the teachings of Jesus, said one Religious Scienas inspiration rather than strict ming up the philosophy: It is done unto you as you believe. This is not an undertaking I had envisioned, Meixner said of checked out the Tampa Science of Mind and Ive been hooked ever since. This is an individual journey, your thinking, change your life, people refer to as the Gospel of Optimism. It is a faith that each er to change things, from a persons that the faith that is practiced is of greater importance than the faith professed. My belief system in a higher thing and that one thing is good, she said. I came by the belief system in the sense that there is just the path. But her beliefs took time to form and once they did, Meixner feels her life changed dramatically. she said. I had no money in the bank, no credit, no nothing. gious Science. honest and practiced it and I have not been able to disprove it.Four years ago, she had no reminded herself that she had to She reminded herself to believe. them, and, according to her, the See NEW CHURCH, page 6

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 3Local channel dredging takes on a global aspect By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Aiming for a channel dredging solution that wont have to be soon repeated, the spearheading organization here is considering a more global approach to the problem. And in the process, ABWIG the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group is drawing into its circle both non-profit and for-profit entities with interests in protecting the assets of Tampa Bay. The effort promises possible application of proven technology new to the area as well as comprehensive cooperation among agencies and entities. And, in the meantime, the group is continuing its funds raising endeavors, approaching a sixfigure kitty. Organized originally about 20 years ago, ABWIG at that time raised about $60,000 in contributions from the community to clean major canals of silt well enough that boat owners could depart from and return to their backyard docks without running most pleasure vessels aground. The mission completed for the time being, the organization then effectively disbanded. Over time, however, the silt returned and the expense of removing it escalated. A Hillsborough County proposal to create special taxing districts within the waterfront community that would allow immediate coverage of canal dredging costs and repayment with interest annually in future years, has not been embraced by many waterfront homeowners. And, earlier this year, ABWIG was re-instituted, its members determined to generate about $350,000 for dredging three main channels the north cut between the public park at the end of Surfside Boulevard and Tampa Electrics Big Bend plant, the south channel serving Andalucias boat owning residents, plus the cut from the south channel into Symphony Isles and MiraBay. With state and federal permits in hand permits carrying specific deadlines ABWIGs first concept involved dredging the most southerly channels and depositing the fill on an unoccupied, nearby spit of land known as Sunset Isle. Dredged material from the north channel also might be deposited in that location, but transporting it there represents a substantial cost. Even with the obstacles overcome and the objectives met, however, the ABWIG board recognizes that without additional preventions the channels again will re-silt, Len Berkstresser, chairman, noted this week. Consequently, the group has begun investigating more comprehensive approaches. One is the use of WADDs wave attenuation and deterrent devices along crucial areas such as the bay and channel sides of the park shoreline to redirect the natural wave action that washes away shores and re-deposits the material where it is unwanted. The hollow but heavy concrete WADDS made in several sizes are a product of Living Shoreline Solutions, Inc., a Dade City-based company headed by a retired executive, Thomas Brown. A sequence of WADDs recently was installed around the northern face of Sunken Island near the mouth of the Alafia River in order to preserve the eroding island shoreline of this important Tampa Bay bird sanctuary. Costs were shared by Mosaic, whose phosphate processing plant is routinely served by freighters and barges moving in and out of the river as it empties into the bay, and by Audubon, which obtained grants for the project. Brown explained the project and described the WADD construction for ABWIG board members during their December meeting. WADDS have been used in dozens of shoreline saving programs around the world for years and have not once failed, Brown has said. Berkstresser said this week that the WADDs concept offers the added advantage of enhancing marine life, becoming individual nurseries or hatcheries as each unit settles, with the nursery effect eventually aiding several fisheries. In addition, ABWIG is involving both Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman, whose district includes AB, along with the countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department in its planning, recognizing the county has a long term interest in protecting the AB park shoreline, Berkstresser said. And, in January, he said, board members expect to host Peter Arndt, representing Tampa Bay Watch, to hear a report on the health of the bay at the outset of 2012. To date, ABWIG has raised through its various outreaches nearly $80,000, with the most recent donation coming from the MiraBay Mariners in the amount of $1,025, the chairman added. Its fund raising got big boosts earlier from Tampa Electric Company, which has contributed $35,000 to the effort, and from Symphony Isles, which kicked in another $30,000 to help underwrite the dredging project. Still another donation of $5,000 has been pledged, but not yet received, Berkstresser said. In keeping with its more comprehensive approach, ABWIG also is applying for extensions of its three critical permits. One issued by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, originally to expire in 2013, has been extended by two years to 2015, while two more extension applications, to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and to the Tampa Port Authority, currently are pending, Berkstresser noted. The ABWIG project now has a lot of moving parts, the chairman acknowledged. But, he added, the objective remains to raise and expend monies in a manner getting the most value for each dollar while bringing all the players with interests at stake into the mix to encourage a cooperative, global solution that is longer lasting. The project will happen, even if in phases over a span of two or three years, he asserted, with the first dredging very possibly getting underway in March, 2012. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameso MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOAfter conducting a recent community wine walk, members of the MiraBay Mariners were able to add another $1,025 to the Apollo Beach channel dredging fund being collected by ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Group. Making the presentation during the December meeting of the ABWIG Board of Directors on behalf of the MiraBay organization were Dan Winegrad (left) and Maj. Gen. Mike Jones, (Ret.) (right). Len Berkstresser, ABWIG president, (center) accepted the contribution with appreciation. 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4 DECEMBER 29, 2011What are you going to be when you grow up? Answering is easy when you are little because such answers as cowboy, fireman, policeman and soldier are acceptable. From the time we begin to talk, people ask us the same question, but as we mature, this type of answer becomes less acceptable. Were told to grow up and face the real world. In their well-meaning way, people will quickly tell us all of the reasons that we are not being realistic, i.e., cowboys only make an average of $172 per week, firemen get burned, policemen get shot, and soldiers dont get respect. They may even addif you happen to be femalethat you cannot choose these professions because they are mens jobs. Luckily, a select few do not let these people sidetrack their dream. They stick with their choice to become a cowboy (or cowgirl), firefighter, police officer, or soldier, thereby adding color, vicarious adventure andin the case of the latter threesecurity to our lives. The greatest challenge for each of us is to find our gift and to fulfill our purposeto be what we can best be. For most, the early dream of sitting on an old paint horse and singing to the cattle or responding to the alarm on a bright new fire engine will fade, and they will begin to seek new answers to the old question, What are you going to be when you grow up? By the time they have reached the 10th, 11th or 12th grade and have made no decision, their parents begin to panic. Parents are like that. They By William Hodges tend to overreact when they feel that the well being of their children is in jeopardy. Not only do parents continue to harp on the subject of choosing an occupation, but they bring in Uncle Billy, Aunt Sally, and the school counselors to help them. By graduation, the pressure to choose a life long trade is intense. Some students will have found their calling, some will have compromised to eliminate the pressure, but many will have a sense of failure and dread. Failure, because they believe society expects them to make a choice by the time they complete high schooland they havent. Dread of the future, because many of them honestly believe a career choice they make today will be binding on them for life. To them I say, Do not lose hope. Happy day, happy day! Neither of these suppositions is true. The truth is that most of society doesnt really care what you do with the rest of your life as long as you make an attempt to be productive, and if you do choose a path today, you can change it tomorrow. Jimmy Carter started out life as a farmer; Ronald Reagan, as a sportscaster; and George Bush, Sr. was a military pilot. Each of them achieved our countrys highest position. None of these great men had less than four careers.The profession you choose for your life might not even be thought of yet. The important thing to remember is that life is full of choices and you are the one who gets to choose. 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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:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers MOWW luncheon features Brigadier Colin H. C. Howgill Shown on the left, Brigadier Colin Howgill (Ret) and right Lt Col Zahrobsky, USAF (Ret).Brigadier Colin H. C. Howgill spoke to the Military Order of the World Wars (M0WW) at its December meeting and luncheon held at the Sun City Center Plaza Club, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. General Howgill, a 31-year veteran of the United Kingdom Royal Marines, provided the group with information on Britains activities in Borneo, Aden, New Hebrides (now Vanustu) and Ireland in the 1960s and 70s. He provided firsthand insight into the transition of New Hebrides into what is now called Vanustu. General Howgill was commissioned in May 1958 and served both as a helicopter pilot and a Commando Special Forces infantry officer. He possesses extensive, worldwide combat experience in security, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. He has been awarded numerous combat decorations. He was also appointed the Royal Marines Aidede-Camp to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. He retired from the Royal Marines as a one-star officer in April 1989 and settled in the USA becoming a US Citizen in 1997.again. Keep choosing until you can arise each morning with a smile on your face, an eagerness to meet the day, and the knowledge that you are making a difference. It took me 40 years to find my niche but when I did, the search was worth the time and effort. Now every day for me is a Great Day. You have a gift and a purposekeep looking for it. There are Great Days in your future.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: 813641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comWheelchair rugby tournament comes to TampaThe 20th Annual Coloplast International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament will take place Friday, Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15 from 10 a .m. 1 p.m. at the All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa The cost of admission will be free. Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation is hosting the 20th Annual Coloplast International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. This international tournament, which draws teams from all over the world, will feature Tampas very own wheelchair rugby team, the Tampa Generals. Wheelchair rugby involves athletes competing in adapted wheelchairs in order to take the ball across the opponents goal line. It is currently played in more than 25 countries. The World Championships are held every four years, where the best teams in the world compete for the overall championship. The Tampa Generals are one of the longest running, and most recognized teams in the U.S. The program is rich in history, having won three National Titles and producing numerous Paralympians. For more information, contact Wayne Bozeman, All Peoples Life Center 813-635-8293.

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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 Trusted by Physicians & Patients Alike Marine Solomon L. Jones December 19, 2011 Marine Corps Pfc. Solomon L. Jones, son of Tahirah R. Winters of Ruskin, Fla. and Lucius Jones, Jr of Bronx, N. Y., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Jones and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Jones spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Jones and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps core values--honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Jones and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as Marines for the first time in their careers. Tiny Tots program to begin in January 2012Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is offering a unique opportunity for toddlers to participate in their first educational experience through the Tiny Tots Program. Registration is now open for tots ages 3-5 at five Hillsborough County locations. Tiny Tots is a pre-school preparedness program that teaches children the fundaments to become big boys and girls. Participants are taught how to share, respect others and follow directions. Tots use play to build strength and coordination, and art to inspire creativity. They also work on letter and number recognition. What a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms and dads to have some me time! The Tiny Tots program also includes seasonal family activities, a tots graduation, and the Tiny Tot Olympics, a decathlon of events geared for their age and skill level. Tiny Tots is offered at the following locations: Gardenville Community Center6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton(813) 672-1120 Beginning Jan. 9, 2012 Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. $40 for 8 weeks Ruskin Recreation Center 901 6th Street, S.E. in Ruskin (813) 672-7881 Beginning Jan. 9, 2012 Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. $40 for 8 weeksRadio Disneys Noon Years EveRadio Disney AM 1380 invites kids and families to ring in the New Year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa. One of 19 events hosted by local Radio Disney stations across the country, this family-friendly celebration named Noon Years Eve gives kids the opportunity to have all the fun of New Years Eve before their bedtime and features songs from Radio Disneys Top 50 Countdown of 2011. Enjoy interactive entertainment and prizes.Letter to the EditorDear Editor, The Christmas issue of The Observer News reminds us that Jesus gave us two keys: one to a better life to come in the Kingdom of God; and one to a better life now, here on earth. The Sermon on the Mount taught us not only how to pray, but how to give love and charity to those around us. Whether one is a Christian or not, we should take a moment to (re) read Matthew 5-7 and make a personal commitment: whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them Fred Jacobsen Apollo Beach Casual Networking From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Joia Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar 10475 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview will be the site for casual networking. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. There also will be appetizer and drink specials and a gift card raffle. Coffee Talk Morning Multitasking: Professional Development over Coffee will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Preserve at Alafia Clubhouse 10110 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. Guest speaker is James Pulkowski, CPA. James has been in public accounting for his entire career, since 1992. He holds a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida State University. He was employed by three regional accounting firms prior to going out on his own nearly 5 years ago. James specializes in small business and personal taxes. He has an extensive background in Florida Sales and Use Tax Rules and he provides accounting, tax, and payroll compliance and planning services. James will present Tax Preparation for the Small Business. SSYPA launched in May 2011 to serve young professionals living and working in the South Shore area. The Association meets twice monthly and offers professional development talks by community business owners and leaders. SSYPA meets at local venues and supports various non-profit organizations throughout the year. The organization recently held the first annual South Shore Run Series 5K and Fun Run at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. SSYPA is chaired by Jodi Egger and the Social Chair position is held by Lisa Kennedy, the 2012 Honorary Mayor of Riverview. The Association is affiliated with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about SSYPA, visit www. ssypa.com or call 813-234-5944.Young Professionals announce events SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYToddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. S.A.A. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 11 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Baby Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. S.A.A. Toddler Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. S.A.A. Story Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11 to 11:30 a.m. S.A.A.Kids Events Dec. 29 Jan. 4

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6 DECEMBER 29, 2011 Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.JANUARY EVENTS Fitness Challenge50 for the 50th Its a new year! Make a tness resolution to chalk up 50 miles on Fitness Center equipment in January and February. Sign up at CA Fitness Center, Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Award ceremony in March will celebrate accomplishments. Info: Stephen Attles 938-4480.January 8Showcase with an array of great entertainers. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and go as you please. Open to public. Tickets and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 January 11Golden Bingo at CA Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Three $250 and four $100 jackpots. Game prize $50. SCC CA and Kings Point members only no guests. Info: Ann-Marie Leblanc 633-3500January 13Phil Dirt and the Dozers in a high-energy romp of humor, music and recreations of s, s and s rock n roll hits. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001January 14Tour of six houses spanning every decade since SCC was established 50 years ago. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets $5. After tour, visit SCC Information Center at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive for refreshments and to enter a drawing for prize. Open to public. Tickets and info: Mike Brock 365-0003January 19Master Swim Club will offer a 50-minute session for 50 offering tips to CA members wanting to improve swim techniques. Lap Pool on the CA Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach. 8:10 to 9 a.m. Register in advance at pool desk by January 12. Info: Jean Allen 633-9268January 22SCCs First 50 Years its struggles and successes will be presented by John Bowker in an exciting new presentation. Residents who are second and third generation will be recognized. CA Community Hall, 2 p.m. Open to public. Info: John Bowker 633-1427January 29Van-Dells, a ve-piece band, will rock through the s and s. Its a fast-paced show sure to get you moving. CA Community Hall 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001 universe provided. The universe stepped in and provided the most bizarre opportunities, she said. For Meixner, it was indeed all good. After four years of practice and study, she has become the practitioner. Most people come into this believing the basic principles, she said. But they dont understand why they dont get it, why they have no money. They cant get unlocked out of that thinking. Im good at helping people to unlock themselves. And thus the seeds were planted vice at the Chamber of Commerce will not only herald the New Year, it will also take place two days after her parents 70th wedding anniversary, an alignment of events that will bring in friends, family and an extended family that spans I thought it was perfect to start the New Year with a celebration of life, she said. All paths lead to God, you dont need to give up your belief system. My biggest thing is to promote goodness in the world. As the interview wound down, I realized that my belief system is my own, not necessarily that of Religious Science. But after spending time with Sue Meixner I could see how what she practices and soon will preach could be used to enhance not only my personal spirituality but also my life. As we said our goodbyes, she handed me a $1,000,000 dollar bill. The bill was decorated with peace signs and hearts and in the place of a deceased president was a yellow smiley face. On the back, was a large peace sign with the words, In God We Trust. As I put the million-dollar bill into my wallet, I realized that I felt like a million bucks. Positive thoughts are, apparently, not only powerful, but also contagious. The New Thought Church will open at the Sun City Center Chamber on January 1 at 11 a.m. For information, call 813-362-0806 or email sue@alterways.com.New church%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSue Meixner, founder of All Paths to God, a New Thought church. %  Approximately 56 million people die each year worldwide, with 2.4 million of them Americans. Below are just a few of those who left us in 2011:See THOSE WHO LEFT US, page 7Those who left us in 2011 Leo Kahn, 94, co-founder of Staples Stores. Jeff Conaway, 60, actor best known for the television series TaxiGrease. Andrew Gold, 59, songwriter known for Lonely Boy and Thank You For Being a Friend. James Arness, 88, actor best known for playing Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke. Leonard B. Stern, 87, television director, producer and writer known for the television series Get Smart and for being the creator of The Honeymooners. Anthony Herrera, 57, actor from the soap opera As the World Turns. Peter Falk, 83, actor best known for the starring role in the television series Columbo. Rob Grill, 67, singer-songwriter with The Grass Roots. Sherwood Schwartz, 94, television producer and creator of the television series The Brady Bunch and Gilligans Island. Dan Peek, 60, singer-songwriter with America. Bubba Smith, 66, former NFL player with the Baltimore Colts and actor in the movie Police Academy. Charles Wyly, 77, businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of Michaels Stores. Albert Brown, 105, oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March. Lee Roy Selmon, 56, NFL Hall of Fame player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Patricia Smith, 80, actress from the Bob Newhart Show and the Debbie Reynolds Show. Poppa Neutrino, 77, a musician and adventurer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a raft made from discarded materials. David Nelson, 74, actor from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Bill Bower, 93, the last surviving pilot of the Doolittle Raid, the World War II. Frank Buckles, 110, the last living American World War I veteran. Jane Russell, 89, actress in The Outlaw and Gentleman Prefer Blondes and numerous other Hugh Martin, 96, songwriter of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Warren Christopher Secretary of State from 1993 to 1997. Knut, 4, German-born polar bear who captured the worlds imagination after being rejected by his mother and raised by zookeepers Geraldine Ferraro Representative from New York and 1984 Vice Presidential nominee. Jon Cedar, 80, actor in the television series Hogans Heroes. Sol Saks, 100, screenwriter and creator of Bewitched. William A. Rusher, 87, columnist and publisher of the National Review from 1957 to 1988. Sada Thompson, 83, actress best known for the television series Family. Dr. Michael J. Deeb to speak at MOAA Meeting Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Dr. Michael Deeb will be held in the Atrium building in the Florida Room at ervations can be made by calling 1-877-332-3016 no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting. The cost will be $14. Following graduation from Aquinas College, Michael Deeb earned his Masters Degree from emphasis of both degree programs was American History. This was followed by twenty years of teaching at the high school, college and university levels. During this time he earned his doctorate from Wayne State five years Dr. Deeb owned an accounting and investment advisory his business activities, Dr. Deeb returned to his first love, American History. He published his first Civil War era historical novel, Duty and Honor in 2007. The second novel in this trilogy, Duty Accomplished was published in 2008, the third, Honor Restored in 2009 and the fourth, The Lincoln Assassination: Who Helped John Wilkes Booth Murder Lincoln?

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 7 NEW YEARS SALE STOREWIDE THROUGH MONDAY 01/02/12 CBS TELEVIsSION IMAGEHarry Morgan in a 1975 publicity photo for the television series M*A*S*H.Cliff Robertson, 88, actor appearing in Spider Man, PT 109 and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for Charly. Dolores Hope, 102, philanthropist and widow of Bob Hope. Steve Jobs, 56, computer entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Apple Computer. Chuck Ruff, 60, drummer formerly with the Edgar Winter Group and Sammy Hagar. Muammar Gadda, 69, former dictator of Libya. Andy Rooney, 92, journalist and correspondent on the television news series 60 Minutes. Lee Pockriss, 87, songwriter known for Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Judy Lewis, 76, actress and daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young. Harry Morgan, 96, actor best known for playing Col. Potter on the television series M*A*S*H and for the series Dragnet. Don Kirshner, 76, rock music promoter credited with launching the careers of numerous performers such as the Eagles, Lionel Ritchie, Ozzie Osbourne and Prince. Elizabeth Taylor, 79, one of last of the classic Hollywood movies stars.Those who left us in 2011Osama bin Laden, 54, terrorist leader and once the most wanted man on Earth. Harmon Killebrew, 74, Minnesota Twins slugger. Jack Kervorkian, 83, proponent of doctor-assisted suicide. Amy Winehouse, 27, British singer of deep talent and versatility who made headlines due to drug and alcohol abuse. Dorothy Rodham, 92, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and mother-in-law of former President Bill Clinton. Bill Keane, 89, creator of the Family Circus comic strip. Karl Slover, 93, one of the last survivor actors who appeared as one of the Munkins in the 1939 The Wizard of Oz. Gerald Simmons, 75, a southern gentleman known for his generosity, passion, commitment to God, family, and community. Married to Martha for 55 years, he was a true Florida cowhunter who ultimately worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad before founding Gerald Simmons Tropical Fish Farm. Christopher Hitchens, 62, author, polemicist, speaker, editor and essayist. Vaclav Havel, 75, playwright turned former President of the Czech Republic, who lead the anti-communist Velvet Revolution in 1989. Kim Jong Il, 69, North Korean dictator. Ralph MacDonald, 67, grammy winning songwriter, producer and percussionist who worked with numerous artists ranging from Billy Joel to Amy Winehouse.%  Happy New Year!

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No one flies to a small city in Iowa on a lark. More than a few were returning home from vacations in the Sunshine State. The rest, like Michelle and I, were flying to join our families up north for Christmas. When the woman at the car rental desk in the Cedar Rapids airport wished us a Merry Christmas, it would be easy to say that things are simpler in Iowa, that political correctness hasnt yet trumped tradition there. But that would be discounting the Santa-hat-wearing shuttle bus driver at the St. PeteClearwater International Airport, who, along with telling jokes, wished each of his passengers a Merry Christmas, in contrast to most everyone else working there who wished for Happy Holidays. The driver reminded me that the big city in a big state and the small town in a small state really arent all that far apart. But some things are different. The wintertime light on the northern plains is pale, turning the sky into a quiet riot of pastels, particularly at days end. For the first time in my life, I wasnt unhappy about a brown Christmas in Minnesota. Any nostalgia for snow banks and snow angels has apparently faded into the past somewhere over the course of 2011. Ive seen enough snow. Christmas wasnt over before I skipped right into the New Year. I was sitting in my moms living room watching my amazing family simply having a good time By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Where I should betogether. Five of my six nephews were in the room and it seemed only an hour ago they were tearing the wrapping off the toys they had wanted for Christmas. Suddenly, literally within the span of moments, they were all grown up, now teachers and college students making lives of their own. As the volume of laughter and voices rose in the room, I could hear it all but understood nothing. My hearing impairment rendered the sound I could actually hear into a muddiness that might as well have been a foreign language. I could feel it, however; I could feel the love and good cheer. To my nephews and their brilliant girlfriends in attendance, I will remain the weird uncle. The one member of the family they never knew while growing up, as Im the only member of the family who moved far away. Im the guy who has to feel what they are saying because I dont understand the words the are speaking. Ive been hearing impaired since I was a child. I think sitting in that room on Christmas Eve has finally brought me to the point of accepting it. I decided to make some changes in my life with regard to my hearing and in my life in general, coming as revelations a week before the typical resolutions. Those revelations came as I enjoyed the feeling in the room with my family on Christmas Eve. What will next Christmas hold? Will it be the same, filled with the joy of a happy family? So much can happen airplanes fall out of the sky, buses careen, hearts attack and cancer lurks. But thats no way to live, wondering how My memories are still in this former A&W Restaurant, with the car hops and the frosty mugs of root beer after baseball games in my youth. The baseball fields and growth has moved to another part of town. Everything in life changes and Ive come to realize that my childhood hometown has moved on without me.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOit will all end or even when it will end. Most of us are blessed with ignorance about such things, taking for granted tomorrows sunrise. And that is how it should be. But it also makes living on the other end of the country more difficult. Hugs have to be held a little longer, goodbyes are more heartfelt and sincere. In my brother Mike, I am able to see what my Dad may have looked like had he lived past the age of 43. Through him, I can also hear my Dads laugh. As he always does, he stopped by to see us before we left town after Christmas. He is looking forward to the possibility of an early retirement and my prayer is that it happens for him, enjoying a life that is his with his wife and grown sons. Hearing his laugh brought me back to a different time; a happy time of growing up savoring the long summer days offered by the north, savoring the snow and a town filled with people that were, by and large, trustworthy enough so not only were doors unlocked, we didnt even have the keys to them. Another revelation was that Worthington, Minnesota was no longer my home. On every past visit, I would arrive with happiness over the familiarity and leave with a heavy heart. I was stunned with the realization that it took 49 years for me to find my own home but somewhere over the course of 2011, Ruskin finally became just that. Sitting in the church that I had known all of my childhood life on Christmas morning, I recognized only two people, and knew none of the names listed in the bulletin. I had moved out of that town three decades ago, but the reality was that Worthington had moved on without me. The brown prairie is speeding past the window as Michelle drove our rental car back to the airport, to our (hopefully) waiting airplane, back to our life in Florida. I am the son and the brother who lives far away. I am the weird uncle that hears little but tries, with varying degrees of success, to understand everything. I wish I had been a part of my nephews lives as they grew up, but that time has passed now. I know full well that time and distance hasnt changed my love for them and for my entire family. I am and always have been where I am supposed to be or I try to be, anyway. For the first time in my life, I am aware things are as they should be. At this moment, that means traveling under the pastel blue sky of the northern plains on our way to an airport that no one visits on a lark. Its purpose is to take us home. 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12 DECEMBER 29, 2011 www.S outhBayH ospital.comSp onsor ed by: RS VP required. To Register call 1-888 -685-1 595Abo ut th e Mo vie Age o f Ch ampion s is a do cumentar y that fo llo ws a gr oup of athlet esa 100 y ear old ten nis ch ampion, 86 y ear o ld po le v aulter, oct ogenar ian swi mmers who are all cha sing the gold a t the Nation al Sen ior Ga mes. This movie will inspir e y ou to f ollo w y our dr eams a nd nd the champion in you. F riday, J anuar y 20thUnit ed Meth odist C hurch 1210 D el W ebb Bl vd West Sun Cit y Center FLDoors open at 11: 00 A.M. and movie starts at N oon. Fr ee L unch, Fr ee Health Scr eenings, and Fr ee I nspiratio n t o become a cha mpion! Making marriage workfrom the 50 year perspectiveBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER I now pronounce you Fifty years ago this month, in southern California, Paul and Marsha Sasville pledged their lasting commitments, heard those words and officially commenced a happily-anticipated life together. This year, on the weekend before Christmas, the Sasvilles commemorated that event in Community Hall here, celebrating an increasing rarity in 21st century America: marriage enduring a half century. Surrounded by family, friends, neighbors, they ate and danced and schmoozed, inviting everyone present to join them. They fed each other pieces of an elaborate wedding cake made from scratch by an artistic daughter-in-law. They swung around the dance floor to strains of their song sung by their youngest son, a dedicated musician. They introduced their eldest, a West coast graphics artist with a long list of credits. They joked about the years gone by. In their unpretentious, down-toearth style, they seemed to exhibit an idyllic life together; achieving the golden wedding anniversary after careers completed, children launched, retirement to comfortable digs in a much touted senior community the American dream in spades. Well, not exactly. Its probably the most difficult, demanding and potentially damaging relationship known to man or to woman. In the U.S., more than a third of those attempted fail. The psychological, physical or financial destruction left in the wake can impact generations. Yet, in most of the worlds societies, throughout history, succeeding generations have continued to try, even to the extent of experimenting with same gender and multi-partner unions. For, when successful on both partners terms, a marriage of individuals committed to giving support and succor unceasingly, to friendship and companionship no matter what, to picking up and piecing together broken shards when the relationship shatters, can be the most rewarding, most treasured of lifes experiences. That forever promise leads couples, hand in hand, to simple ceremonies and fancy events every day of every month, every year. Regardless of the beginning, though, the journey to realizing that promise is more likely to be rough than smooth. After all, proof of such devotion comes only out of the turmoil of trouble. In 1961, when Marsha and Paul Sasville were married, experts would have given the couple little chance of a lasting union, much less a mutually satisfying one. She was18, he was 20 years old; deemed capable under the law, but not necessarily ready for the requirements, restrictions, responsibilities of marriage. And there were more strikes than youthfulness against them. Both had come from broken homes, badly broken homes. Both were raised primarily by grandparents because their parents were so far off the grid, either emotionally or physically among the missing, on a regular basis. The two sets of grandparents, of the Great Depression era, unknown to each other, were responsible enough to provide lifes basic necessities, but not a lot more. For Marsha, in particular, childhood in the unglamorous venues of Hollywood, could be torturous. Exposed to a long succession of her late mothers boyfriends and husbands from a young age, she remembers learning to escape to a bathroom, locking herself in for protection. Momentarily out of reach, she would retreat mentally, she recalls today, to green, grassy fields, rolling into the distance, where there were people dressed in white and it was a happy place. For years, she adds, she thought that place was only a figment of her imagination. She grew into her teen years, dark-haired and diminutive. For her, high school was a better place, a place to achieve and build confidence. She was a cheerleader, made good grades, developed a love of dance, was a popular member of the student body. She was graduated with two ambitions: I wanted to be a ballet dancer and then a wife and mother. Determined to follow her dreams, confident in her own resourcefulness, she contacted her biological father, asking only for money to get to New York City. He turned her down flat. He said he had two boys to raise, she relates. Young Marsha found a job as a secretary in a large southern California corporation. Meanwhile, Paul, surviving a less than ideal childhood and skinning through his teen years, found work in the same corporation. His was a night job; he was on his way to becoming a machinist. They were introduced by a mutual acquaintance in October. I was in lust, Paul admits as he talks about the tiny, brown-eyed beauty he immediately began dating, soon developing an increasing attitude of possession. He was, he acknowledges, ready to fight anyone who looked at her. For her part, Marsha says of those few weeks in late 1961, I knew clearly what I didnt want in a man. But what she did want was not so clarified. Among her criteria were that he be working and have a car. Paul Sasville met that standard. They were married in a small church ceremony within three months of their meeting. Their first decade together, they indicate, well might be dubbed War of the Sasvilles. They battled constantly. Marsha thought her husband unreasonable, controlling. Paul was not equipped to deal with the fallout of her traumatic childhood. Love, they were learning, does not conquer all. One day, a short time into the marriage, Paul says I lost my temper, threw something across the room. It was not directed at his wife; it was strictly an outburst of impatience, he adds. But, Marsha fled. He found her hiding, shuddering, under a piece of furniture in another part of the house. The See MARRIAGE, page 13 Fifty years ago, when Paul and Marsha Sasville married, dragging heavy emotional baggage into the union, their chances of staying together would have been rated very low. Today, the Sun City Center couple, captured candidly while dancing during their golden anniversary celebration, are united as one in a marriage made stronger and more satisfying by the tempering of lifes problems. 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Brandon Blvd.$15.95sq. ft.InstalledPAINTED SOLID SHUTTERSWill not warp or crack Usable in wet applications PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! violence of his raised arm had triggered for her a terrifying flashback. It would not be the last time he wrapped her in a hug, trying to calm the involuntary trembling. During that first decade, their three surviving children would arrive and they would face two miscarriages. There would be several job-related moves, as Pauls career blossomed into sales management for the tool industry, overseeing large teams and big territories. Each time, she, too, found a new job, made a fresh start. By 1971, craving the stability of constancy, Marsha concluded she could not go on; she decided to take the children and leave. Her announcement was devastating. We had a big house. I had a boat. We had motorcycles, Paul recalls. But the toys that money could buy were not what it was about. Shattered, the 30-year-old sales success story was on his knees literally. I am losing my children, my woman, he realized, my wife is going to leave me. And for the first time in many years, Paul Sasville says he prayed. Scared, with nowhere to turn, I got on my knees and asked God to help. Before making the split final, they agreed to try a marriage counselor. Calling a friend for a recommendation, they were steered to a local church pastor. Prior to keeping an appointment with him, however, they visited the church and immediately were welcomed into, caught up in a vibrant, enveloping congregation. We never did keep that counseling appointment, Paul notes. For them, it was the right place at the right time, a place to undertake the long journey toward fulfilled spiritual needs, to help heal emotional wounds, to putting psychological problems to rest and behind them. Independently, each responded to an altar call for commitment; he down one aisle, she down another. Over time, the faith discovered in adulthood deepened, they say. They began formal religious education, training for a ministry. They instituted daily Bible reading, at home, covering every book in the King James version, repeatedly. And, ultimately, they began conducting marriage counseling themselves, bringing to these efforts the understanding gained from first-hand experience. Looking back, Paul says he came to recognize that in striving to provide materially for his family, I was putting work before everything and everyone else, including God. Marsha adds she was able to accept hes the head, Im the heart. And, after listening to the testimony of others, she decided those green, grassy fields of her childhood retreats were more vision than fiction. There would be additional family moves up and down the West Coast, then eastward, in concert with job demands. There would be more disappointments, some arising from job loss in economic downturns. And, one of the three offspring would skate dangerously close to the edge. None of it, however, would lay the Sasvilles low again. Theres always the chance of crisis, they allow, but theres also always the promise springing from conviction. Asked the customary question their secret for maintaining a long, happy marriage as they observed their 50th anniversary this month, they answer almost in unison: With God, there are no deal breakers. We were meant to be together. And they arent referring solely to each other. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Marriage%  MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSThree of the five current Sasville grandchildren joined in celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary earlier this month that at one time would have been very much in doubt. Here, Paul and Marsha, (far right) introduce to their guests (from the left) Parker, 4, Emma, 6 and Riley, 8, children of their youngest son, Kevin, a musician, and his wife, Carrie. A very young fifth grand was not present. A sixth grandchild is expected soon to be added to the family, courtesy of their eldest son, Brian, a noted graphic artist based in Seattle. After buying and selling multiple large homes representing the numerous moves made by the family of five from California to Washington state and back again, the Sasvilles have a particular appreciation for their smaller Sun City Center duplex, deemed just right for the two of them. Arriving in 2002, Marsha and Paul (left) opted for an island decor rich in Rattan and warm colors which, of course, had to include a tiki bar for the lanai. It bespeaks the fun and frivolity that characterizes their 50-year marriage once made in hell, now heaven on earth.

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13 DECEMBER 29, 2011 15 MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available For more information: MS Enterprises / Mark Palermo813-361-0740 msentllc@tampabay.rr.com FREE GOLD DRAWING BOTH DAYS24 Dealers READY TO BUY, SELL and APPRAISE all kinds of coins Dec. 30th & 31st HEART of SUN CITY CENTER!FREE ADMISSION, PARKING & ON-SITE APPRAISALS! FREEHourly Door Prizes her had left late gifts too -the 4-foot tall box was absolutely overflowing. All those toys and no way to get them to the Toys for Tots guys in time for Christmas! It didnt matter what the disconnect was that caused the toys to be overlooked. Somehow we needed to get those toys to some kids who would otherwise have nothing on Christmas morning. I called Office Manager Kristy who was already at home putting the final touches on her own holiday plans. She, in turn, called Pastor Hal Jeffries of the Ruskin United Methodist Church. The church had three families who had nothing. These last minute toys were an absolute Godsend for them. Hal and his wife came to the Dive within minutes and we loaded them up with stuffed animals, games, action figures and cars. It felt good to know I had finally been a part of a little Christmas miracle for someone. My season was complete and I could now relax and enjoy time with Husband and our extended family. It was my blessing to know some kids would have a better Christmas all because we spotted an overlooked box of toys. I hope you all had a magical weekend with your family and friends, and I hope you got to be a part of something special. If not, theres a whole brand spankingnew year coming this weekend full of possibilities and opportunities to make the world a little better right here at home. Be a part of it. Happy New Year!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessWhen I read in the paper about all the people who were anonymously paying off the layaway balances of strangers at Walmart, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. Something was missing in my Christmas plans, and it was the joy of doing something for someone else who needed assistance. This was definitely something I could be a part of. So it was crushing news when I read last Wednesday that I had missed the deadline to help. I was off by four days. Anyone who hadnt paid off their balance by Sunday, the 19th was out of luck. I thought of all of those disappointed kids and kicked myself for waiting so long to do something. I had great intentions, but I got distracted by my own plans and deadlines and missed the boat. But as fate would have it, I wasnt too late to do something after all. On Friday night, having closed the Chamber for the Christmas holiday, I drove down to the Seafood Dive for a little libation to start my wonderful weekend. As I sat there, I saw a woman come into the restaurant with stacks of toys to go into the Toys for Tots collection box. She must have made three trips, each time hauling in boxes of toys from her minivan and carefully placing them in the bin. Having participated in this Marine-sponsored program for many years, I knew this lady was donating too late to have the gifts delivered on time. After all, the next day was Christmas Eve! And she wasnt the only one. While her gifts were ample, others before You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Reduce, reuse or recycle your live Christmas trees Does it make you sad to see your once-live Christmas tree waiting at the curb for the garbage truck? Beat the post-holiday blues by reducing, re-using or recycling your tree with these environmentally-friendly ideas from Hillsborough County. Yard Waste Processing Facilities Hillsborough County Solid waste customers can skip the hassle and work of cutting their live Christmas trees into smaller pieces for curbside pickup by taking trees directly to a Yard Waste Processing Facility. There, the trees will be recycled into mulch and other environmentally beneficial byproducts. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Brandon area. (813) 744-5599. Gibsonton. (813) 671-761.1 Customers should bring their current tax bill and proper identification to access the Yard Waste Processing Facilities, and be able to unload the trees themselves. Customers should also remove all decorations, lights and tinsel. Artificial trees are not accepted at the yard waste sites. Non-County residential solid waste customers can dispose of yard waste by paying a tonnage fee. habitat for birds and other wildlife. To provide food for birds, hang suet or sliced fruit from the branches. trees, shrubs and flower beds. not in a fireplace. Check municipal and County outdoor burning codes, as they can change depending on weather conditions. The tree must be allowed time to age, as burning sap can be smoky and hazardous. Freshly cut wood does not burn as well as aged wood. Of course, curbside pickup of live Christmas trees is available to County solid waste customers by following these steps: Remove all decorations, lights and tinsel, cut the tree into sections no larger than 4 long and 6 in diameter and place curbside on your regular yard waste collection day. For more information regarding recycling live Christmas trees, contact: Lynn Barber, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Agent, UF-IFAS Hillsborough County Extension, barberL@hillsboroughcounty.org, (813) 744-5519 ext. 54105. For more information about Hillsborough County solid waste collecor call (813) 272-5680.

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16 DECEMBER 29, 2011The Warrens are a musical family that has been traveling for over 25 years, as they are today. Hear them in concert at First Baptist Church of Ruskin, January 8, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. They capitalize on old-fashioned Biblical preaching and familystyle southern gospel music, with a slight bluegrass influence. They sing and preach in an average of 150 churches a year across the U.S. The family members are David and Devanie, Rachel, Brent, Ethan and The Warren family will perform at First Baptist Church of Ruskin, January 8.Caleb. They specialize in playing live music with their singing by utilizing the guitar, bass guitar, fiddle, keyboard, banjo, dobro and steel guitar. Pastor Barry Rumsey invites you to attend the free concert at First Baptist Church, located at 820 College Ave. W, Ruskin. There is no charge for the concert, a love offering will be taken to show appreciation. For more information contact the church office at 813-645-6439.The Warrens perform in concert 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 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 Liberty is not permission to withdraw from the worlds battles. H.L. Short 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Interfaith Council accepting grant requestsThe Interfaith Council of Sun City Center will be accepting grant requests until Jan. 31, 2012. Applications must be received by that time. A formal application is required for review and all requests must fit the mission perimeters of the Council. Grant requests should focus on programs that enhance the lives of people in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. All interested parties must be a non-profit 501(c)(3). Grant applications, including additional information regarding the granting process, can be found at their website www.interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com. Applications must include both 501(c)(3) and federal ID numbers. Applications should be mailed to The Nearly New Shop, P.O. Box 5342, Zip 33571. You can also call 633-9118 for additional information. All revenues for the grants are raised through the sale of items at the SCC Nearly New Shop, located behind the SCC Plaza. For the first cycle of their fiscal year 2011/2012, over $60,000 worth of grants were awarded to various organizations.Culinary Angels to serve dinner The Culinary Angels of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be holding a served dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Conesa Center. The dinner will consist of beef tips over noodles, vegetable, salad and dessert. Happy hour will be held at 4 p.m., BYOB, and dinner is served at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 and limited to 100. Tickets will be on sale January 9, 10, 11, in Conesa Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Divine Frolics to present a Variety Show A variety show will be held at the Sun City Center Community Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the show is to raise money for St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and their Community Outreach. The show is called: Divine Frolics Presents: A Variety ShowWinter Review Florida Style. Tickets are $8 each and will be available at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, call Brenda Coman at 642-0110.Sun City Christian Center to host Gospel concertOn Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m and Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. gospel group The Pickerings will perform. The special guest performers will be The Vander Veens during the Friday night show and The Harper Brothers on Saturday. The show is being held at the Sun City Christian Center 17566 U.S. Hwy 301 South, Wimauma. For more information call 407-788-6556. 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.ShadowShadow is a beautiful black domestic short hair with a pretty round face. Unfortunately his owner couldnt keep him and had to give him up for adoption. Shadow is very friendly and will tolerate being held and petted. Shadow is up to date on his shots, neutered and micro chipped. He deserves to be in a loving home; give him a chance to do just that. DOB: June 2, 2007 Huey Huey is a goofy Terrier/Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter with his three siblings. The four were very lucky. If left in the poor living conditions that the puppies came from, it is very likely that they wouldnt be with us today. With all of the TLC Huey has received since his arrival, he has turned into a handsome and healthy pup. He is the biggest of the pack and the most interested in toys. His favorite is a big stuffed lions head. He also loves to play in the pool. Huey appears to like most of the other shelter dogs, even the big guys. He is such a little people lover too. He really would like to finally have a place to call home so he can put his early struggles behind him. Come and meet Huey today. He has been neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: November 3, 2010 Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netLook to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 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DECEMBER 29, 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 CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO 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 U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES 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 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonVery Reverand Fr. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Area Obituaries Concetta V. BeckwithConcetta V. Beckwith, 91, of Sun City Center, passed away on December 20, 2011. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and had previously taught ceramics classes. She served for 17 years in the Ladies Auxillary in Monroeville, NJ. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Beckwith. Concetta is survived by her loving family, daughter, Rebecca Gerdy; and nieces, Patti Drennen, Joan Beckwith and Carol Hudson. There will be a memorial service on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad 101 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL.Joseph M. PerrottaJoseph M. Perrotta, 82, of Sun City Center, FL passed away, December 5, 2011. Joseph was born in White Plains, New York on May 13, 1929. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family, friends and neighbors. If you would like to show support, it is requested that donations be made to Hospice in Sun City Center. Prince of Peace women to host gamesThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up your table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They will also have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 813-633-2460. The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center recently held its Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in SCC. Attending the luncheon were Council Members of the IFC and volunteers who work at the Nearly New Shop. Special guests were 20 out of 50 recipients of the College Scholarships awarded to them for their continuing education. Now attending colleges such as Florida State, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, and other colleges, all are graduates of Lennard High School or East Bay High School. They shared their Scholarship recipients that attended the luncheon: 1st row left to right J. Tatlock, L. Hernandez, K. Eastep, S. Zipperer, L. Rankin, C. Jokisch, B. Davis, B. Rotger, A. Leon, S. Sierra, 2nd row P. Bhakta, E. Blue, R. Bansil, J. Kropac, R. Hall, B. Seifer, K. Leeper, T. Franch, C. Zipperer, M. Mobley. Kelly Leeper, a recent graduate of the University of Tampa, is a 4-year continuing scholarship recipient with a BA in Accounting, sharing her appreciation. stories on how the scholarships have made a difference in their lives. All were grateful for the generosity of the community for supporting the Nearly New Shop that generates the funding for the scholarships through the sale of donated items. The Interfaith Council has awarded 50 new and continuing scholarships this past year, for a total of $100,000. These scholarships are given to graduating seniors and to successful college students on a continuing basis. In addition, many charities and organizations received grants from the council this past year from proceeds generated by the Nearly New Shop. Interfaith Council honors scholarship recipientsMinistry offers a light of hopeThe Lords Lighthouse Ministry, directed by Pastor William Cruz and his wife, Dora, is located in the annex building of the Ruskin Campus of St. John the Divine. In November, the mission provided food, clothing, household items, and services for 1,317 families. A well-attended church service with Sunday School, followed by lunch and fellowship, is held every Sunday (11:15 a.m.). At the annual Christmas Toy Give-away, more than 150 children received toys (or gift cards for the teenagers) donated by St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Achieve Global, Universal Healthcare, South Bay Church (Riverview), and many Friends. Personnel from MacDill Air Force Base adopted and gave gifts to 113 families. St. John the Divines Youth Group and several parishioners helped with this heart-warming event. Particular needs right now include: canned goods, cereal, peanut butter, blankets and warm clothing, diapers, bicycles for the homeless, Walmart/grocery store gift cards. The mission is open from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Monday Wednesday. People wishing to donate or obtain services or information may call 813-641-7100 or 813-641-7114. ...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16.Voice of the Faithful to meetThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years old) will meet on Monday, January 9 from 1:30-3:30, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South US 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Meeting will include a video presentation by noted author and columnist, James Carroll, addressing: Why am I a Catholic?---Reclaiming the Commitment of the People of God. Discussion will follow. All interested people are welcome, bring a friend. For more information 634-9904 or email larry_vaughan@comcast.com Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r

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Riverview Flea Market34,000 sq. ft.Air Conditioned Accepting New Vendors Low Monthly & Daily Rates7415 Hwy. 301 S. Riverview, FL 33578 813-671-9315Hours: Wed. Fri. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. BOOTHS as low as$75 per monthBooth Special1/2 OFFFirst Months Rent FISH TALESNew Years recipe for youAs the year ends, wonderful fishing begins. Spanish mackerel are abundant in our waterways. They are traveling in schools. With average weight only 28 oz. they are a small fish with excellent food value. Legal size is 12 and you may have 15 in your baitwell. As small as they are, 15 will make a good dinner. Ladyfish also are swimming in schools. This small fish with an average weight of two pounds, can give you a workout. It has never been given credit for being one of the smallest game fish in our waterways. It has a strong strike, you will think you have a whopper on your line. It jumps, runs, jerks, and fights before you boat him. Food value is poor; most are released or used for bait for larger fish. We have many low tides this time of the year. If you have never tried to find fish on the oyster bars, which are many, throughout the bay, this might be a new adventure for you. Fish migrate there for food; it seems to be a safe haven from predators. It is very difficult to keep up with grouper rules and legal catches. They seem to be changing often. The last change for the Federal officers was to change catch limits of red grouper which states that anglers can keep an additional two grouper within the four bag limit. Unless they change their minds, these rules are in affect for 2012. Gator trout are telling us hello this week. Those chasing the trout schools have been catching trout more than 20, which they call Gator. This fish is often termed a weak fish, because of its tender, delicate mouth. A heavy-handed angler can easily tear the hook out when they strike. You must use light tackle and caution when setting the hook. Legal, not less than 15 or more than 20 with an exception you may have one over 20. Flounder this time of year are not lazy. They seem to be everywhere and people are catching them by accident. They are out and about; you dont need to dangle your line on the sandy bottoms of the waters. They have been around deeper waters surrounded by grass and sandbars. You will catch them with light tackle; some are using a jig with a plastic tail. They always will go for fresh shrimp. Be sure and land your flounder as quickly as possible as they are known to give a big shake and swim away. Legal is 12 and 10 per harvest. Each week I meet women who By Jonie Maschek request that I put more recipes in my column. Here is a recipe that is sure to please everyone. It might be one that your friends will remember you for. Stuffed Seatrout: 2 to 3 trout Take whole cleaned fish, salt and pepper on each side and in cavity. Repeat this process with butter. Mince 1 cloves of garlic, 2 medium onions, chopped and sauteed in butter with garlic. Add 1 cup chopped cucumbers, 1 cup chopped almonds, 6 cups of dried bread crumbs, 2 tsp. thyme. Mix all with sherry wine, place in cavity, and bake stuffed fish in 425 oven for 30 minutes or until fish is flaky. Baste with melted butter and more wine if fish looks dry while baking. House full of company? Make a quick tartar sauce: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tbs. relish 2 chopped green onions add lemon juice to taste Quick cocktail sauce: 1 cup catsup or chili sauce 3 tbs. lemon juice to 1 tsp. horseradish dash of Worcestershire sauce A healthy, wealthy, lucky New Year from Fish Tales and The Observer News. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way, RuskinMouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Join them for a stellar stargazing party! Astronomy enthusiast Craig MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following on the Harkins Plaza, will be a viewing of the night sky through telescopes as we search for these celestial wonders. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way. Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out and download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. The Ins and Outs of Publishing Local author Fran Orenstein will be leading an informational workshop on the various elements of publishing. Topics discussed will include: agents; changes in publishing in the last 20 years; ebooks; books on demand; traditional vs. small presses; pros and cons of self-publishing; honing your craft; and presenting your best product. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. We will be using the American Rules. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. 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.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19 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 4pmTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CARDS 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeEdecemDECEMBerER 29, 2011 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 e Observer News & M & M Printing Co. will be closed Monday, January 2, in observance of New Years Deadline for classied line ads will move to Friday, December 30 at 4pm. for the January 5 edition Happy New Year From the Observer News Staff 105 PersonaERSONALPrayer to S St. Jude. May the S Sacred loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. S S acred Heart of Jesus pray for us. S S t Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. S Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. I It has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. RGRGH 260 FruitsRUITS/VeEG.AArtesian FFarms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College AAve., W. RRuskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. We are wo rth the drive from anywhere! We re -c over or make new cushions Delivery Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAA lmost N N ew T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G G ibsonton D D r.,) Wednesday through S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Collectibles, coins, silver dollars, silver eagles & misc. items. F Friday 9am-1pm & S S aturday 9am-noon. 1614 D Del Webb Blvd., W. S SCC. N No early birds 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515BBogey BBills GGolf Car Cruise Car, Club Car, EE-Z GGo. N New, rebuilds, restoration, rentals, solar, LSVLSVs SVSVC, parts, charger repair & batteries. 2202 USS 41 SS. R Ruskin. 813-649-8099 390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeESS leeper couch $300, like new. T Toshiba 20 TV TV $60. Portable radio $15, 10 lb bowling ball w/ bag $15, walker w/ front wheels $6. 813634-8034 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeELL ittle Manatee Outdoor S S torage. RV RV s, boats, trailers. A A ll sizes. 2903 39th A A ve., SE SE. R Ruskin. 813-7878531. www.littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com REALL ESTATE500 425 sSLipIP orOR stroraSTRORAGeESS outh Bay RV RV & Boat S S torage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBaySStorage.comStorage Rameys BBusiness Park DDollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 NETTIES ESTATE SALES1102 El Rancho Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Dec. 30-317 a.m. to NoonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents Include:Matching Drexel Sofa and Loveseat, Antiques, Collectibles, Piano, Glass Top Table, Chairs, 2 Dinette Sets on Casters, Pink Side Chairs, Lamp/End/Coffee Tables, Rocking Chair, Mens Clothing, Sofas, Glassware, Kitchenware, Household, Garage Items, & Much More!Please dont miss our other sale on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30 from 7 a.m. to noon at 738 Ojai Ave., SCC PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! Cell: 813-382-7536Home: 813-741-0225 NETTIES ESTATE SALES738 Ojai Ave. Sun City CenterThur. & Fri., Dec. 29-307 a.m. to NoonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents Include: Large Secretary Desk, Office Chair, Rattan/Bamboo Screen Divider, Chairs & End Tables, BALDWIN Organ, Tea Carts, Desks & Rush Bottom Chairs, Bookcases, Drop Leaf Dining Room Set, Server, China Cabinet, Variety Of Side, End & Lamp Tables, HE KENMORE Washer & WHIRLPOOL Dryer, FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerator, & Norge Range/Oven, 2 Bakers Racks, 2 Queen Bed Sets, Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, Detrola Stereo Sys, Inversion Table, Power Tools, Fiskars Cistern/Rain Barrel, Lawn Mower, Edgers, Garden Decor, Household & Garage Items, Patio Furniture & MORE! PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES Don't miss our other sale this weekend Friday & Saturday 7am-noon at (1102 El Rancho Dr.) See You There! Cell: 813-382-7536Home: 813-741-0225 465 RV LotLOT RentaENTALRVRV lot for rent in R R uskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813345-6860 511 HousesOUSES ForOR SaALeESSun City Center. 2br/2ba, quiet location on cul-de-sac. A All appliance included. May sell furnished. R R eady to occupy. SShirley 813-918-1826 AAdvertise in the newspaper that your community is reading.T The bargain hunters dream Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE50% OFF all Christmas and any holiday items.Also, the secret sale Nice 3BR+Den/1BA, tile floors in living/ kitchen area, large utility room, central air and heat, newer roof, beautiful large lot. Walking distance to school. Perfect for family with children. Perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA furnished mobile-home in gated community with heated pool and clubhouse (only $70/month for all amenities!). Split BR plan, bright great room, cooking island & dinette in kitchen, large enclosed addition/living room, screened porch, carport, utility/workshop. Just move in. Located a block from river, in peaceful area of Ruskin, perfect for your dream home, at only CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 741-0225Cell: 382-7536

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 THEE SHOPPERERMM.H. HOUSING550 511 housHOUSEsS FoOR sSALE PRROFF SERER VICECES650 SERER VICECES700 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT ALsSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea 611 HousOUSEsS FoOR REntNT55+ CCommunity yard care, water, sewer, trash 611 housHOUSEsS FoOR REntNT home with enclosed sunroom and single carport. New hardwood in living and dining areas, Wow kitchen Close to shopping & recreational acwww.RentTheBay.com 612 Apts APTS. FoOR RREntNTApollo Beach new decor, large one port, yard, washer/ dryer hookup. plus deposit, lawn service included. 614 DupDUPLEX FoOR RREntNT live /work space. New construction 630 MM.H. RREntNT ALsS weekly, plus security deposit. R & 630 MhH REntNT ALsSFFor RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A A/CC. 813-677-1086644 CoCOMMERCiIALCommercial property for rent in eration 8am-6pm. newly remodeled. near major intersection, must pass ing & more info. 646 WAREhousHOUSE SpP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for 650 CCLAssSSEsS The Art Studio at Ariannas, across 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks January 7 keeping services Tutoring/ softerrors /setup. Hourly rates. Your 680 ADuULt T & ChiCHILD CCAREHouse cleaning or live in companion information. Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 CCLEAningNINGRRons CCleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 FFlat rate $75, full clean706 PREssuSSURE WAshingSHING washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reason708 MovOVERsS delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & trash hauling. Free esti710 LLAwn WN CCAREBB&S LLawn CCare, Inc. ing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ comHenrys LLawn MMaintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. maintenance.com715 FiFILL DiDIRtT/HAuULingINGPittman Trucking & Tractor dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loaddiscing. Install Septic System & 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 The OBBSERER VERER NEEWS has it all!e Observer News & M & M Printing Co. will be closed Monday, January 2, in observance of New Years. Deadline for classied line ads will move to Friday, December 30 at 4pm. for the January 5 edition The Shopper The Riverview Current Mail payment or drop payment to210 Woodland EEstates A A ve.R Ruskin, FFl. 33570 AD AD CCOPY A AS YOU WISH IT TO A APPEAREAR: $17.00 645-3111 ext. 201 645-1792 CLASSIFICATION Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011(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 from all the Associates and StaffClaire Tort Wilma Wood Linda Badgerow Christine Nethers Roxanne Westbrook Dianne Van Der Hofen Kay Pye Cathy Griggs Jo Ellen Mobley LeRae Regis Judy Erickson, Broker

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 23 FAMILY FEATURES If you want to lose weight or maintain weight loss this winter, choose smart snacks that will satisfy your taste buds without sabotaging your goals. Low-fat dairy is one great option recommended by the USDA. Its a good source of protein that can help keep you fuller longer while providing calcium and important nutrients. For tasty snack ideas, try these recipes:Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pita ToastsServes: 6 (1/2 cup dip plus 6 pita chips per serving) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 5 per serving Prep time: 18 minutes Cook time: 33 minutes Pita Toasts: 6 4-inch whole wheat pita pockets, cut into sixths Non-stick olive oil cooking spray 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Spinach and Artichoke Dip: 9 Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Wedges, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream 2 ounces Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Spread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 package (10-ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained 1 can (14-ounces) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped into 1/8-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400F. Arrange pita slices on baking sheet 1/4 inch apart. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle tops with kosher salt, pepper. Bake 7-8 minutes until golden. Remove from oven; set aside. Lower oven heat to 350F. Spray 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine Parmesan peppercorn wedges, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer on low until well-blended. Stir in spinach, artichoke hearts with large spoon. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into pan; bake 25 minutes, until bubbling, lightly browned. Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature with pita toasts. Tomato Mozzarella SkewersServes: 4 (1 skewer plus 1 tablespoon pesto) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 3 per serving Prep time: 17 minutes 20 grape tomatoes 4 pieces Weight Watchers Light String Cheese (or Weight Watchers Natural Light Smoked Mozzarella String Cheese), cut into quarters 1 cup fresh basil plus 4 basil leaves, cut into quarters 1/2 clove garlic 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon pine nuts 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 8-inch skewers Thread tomato onto skewer. Follow with 1 piece of mozzarella cheese, 1/4 piece basil. Repeat pattern until skewer is full, ending with a tomato. Once 4 skewers have been prepared, set aside. Chop garlic in food processor until minced, about 15 seconds. Add basil, olive oil, chicken broth, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper. Pulse until all ingredients Serve each skewer with 1 tablespoon pesto.Cheesecake LollipopsServes: 28 (1 lollipop or square, 1/28th of a 9-inch cake) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 5 per serving Prep time: 1 hour plus 3 hours refrigeration time and 2 hours freezing time Cook time: 45 minutes Cheesecake: 24 ounces Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Spread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest Ganache: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup half-and-half Equipment: 28 lollipop or Popsicle sticks Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar until Beat until completely smooth. Pour mixture into 9-inch square baking pan; spread evenly. Bake 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the cheesecake comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool completely, approximately 1 hour. Once cool, cover pan tightly with foil. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Line baking sheet with wax paper. Remove cheesecake from refrigerator. Scoop out 28 balls (roughly 2 tablespoons in size) with measuring spoon or small ice cream scoop. Place balls on baking sheet, each ball. Freeze 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, make ganache. In double boiler or Pyrex bowl placed over pan of steaming, not yet simmering water, heat chocolate chips, half-and-half over low heat, whisking continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Dip lollipops into ganache until 3/4 of each lollipop is covered. Return to baking sheet. Allow to harden. Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve. For more tips and recipes, visit www.WeightWatchers.com. The brand of ingredients used in the nutrition calculation software to calculate the PointsPlus value for these recipes may differ from what is available on the WeightWatchers.com Recipe Builder. This may impact the PointsPlus value.Baked Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Tomato Dipping SauceServes: 4 (2 mozzarella sticks plus 1/2 cup sauce per serving) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 3 per serving Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Olive oil cooking spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar 6 tablespoons unseasoned panko or breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 egg whites, lightly scrambled 4 pieces Weight Watchers Light String Cheese (or Weight Watchers Natural Light Smoked Mozzarella String Cheese), cut in half Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat until just warm, about 1 stir well. Heat until sauce begins to bubble. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. On a medium plate, combine panko, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper. sticks in panko mixture. Place sticks on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Spray tops with olive oil cooking spray. Place baking sheet in freezer for 1 hour; refrigerate sauce. Preheat oven to 400F 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Remove baking sheet from freezer; place in oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until sticks are just heated through, not melted. Remove from oven. Remove sauce from refrigerator. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through. Serve with sticks.

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2 DECEMBER 29, 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 $60 per personDoes not include alcoholCall 813-645-3291 for RESERVATIONSCHEFS CARVING STATION creamENTRE SELECTION sauceSIDE ITEMS DESSERTS Gallery displays local artistThe Baobab Tree Gallery at 1113 12th St. West, Bradenton, Village of the Arts will be presenting new works from local award winning artist Lulu Meyer. The show titled My Mothers Garden contains fabulous, vibrant, floral oil paintings that are reminiscent of Lulus childhood garden. The show begins on First Friday Jan. 6, 2012 at 6 pm. Accompanying Lulus work will be flower interpretations from Diane Sykes, Susan Swanson and gallery owners Christine and Gordon Turner. I say its all good, in my knowing way; Inviting Gods hand, to bless my day. Part of a poem entitled Evil Is Not The Work of God by Sue MeixnerThe light in her eyes, the smile on her face and her disposiactually checked her ID before almunity. Sue Meixner looks not ageless. With the mantra Its all the license plate of her car to her A New Year, a new church for New Thought in SCCMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSun City Center resident Sue Meixner will greet the New Year from the pulpit of her new Sun City Center church. The first service will be held on January 1, 2012.comfortable living room, Sue immediately struck me as a happy and comfortable person. But, as is often the case, there is more to the story. On January 1, 2012, Sue Meixner tional terms, and that is primarily because the focus of the church is on the micro level as opposed to focuses on the individuals spiritual practices and philosophies rather We are interdenominational, not nondenominational, Meixner said. regardless of personal beliefs. The point, if it can be made succinct, is to enhance the spirituality and potential of each member individually, rather than as a church body. The basic tenets of the church are the presence, goodness, impartiality and availability of God and from Gods gifts, including health, being a universal life energy that erything that lives, and thus enters the church body as a force for positive thought. Meixners church falls under the umbrella of Religious Science life, that everyone and every living thing is connected and that conin 1927 by Ernest Holmes as a opinions in philosophy, and revelations in religion applied to human needs and the aspirations of man. it as a progressive end of Protestant much of his doctrine on Biblical teachings. We teach the teachings of Jesus, said one Religious Scienas inspiration rather than strict ming up the philosophy: It is done unto you as you believe. This is not an undertaking I had envisioned, Meixner said of checked out the Tampa Science of Mind and Ive been hooked ever since. This is an individual journey, your thinking, change your life, people refer to as the Gospel of Optimism. It is a faith that each er to change things, from a persons that the faith that is practiced is of greater importance than the faith professed. My belief system in a higher thing and that one thing is good, she said. I came by the belief system in the sense that there is just the path. But her beliefs took time to form and once they did, Meixner feels her life changed dramatically. she said. I had no money in the bank, no credit, no nothing. gious Science. honest and practiced it and I have not been able to disprove it.Four years ago, she had no reminded herself that she had to She reminded herself to believe. them, and, according to her, the See NEW CHURCH, page 6

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 3Local channel dredging takes on a global aspect By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Aiming for a channel dredging solution that wont have to be soon repeated, the spearheading organization here is considering a more global approach to the problem. And in the process, ABWIG the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group is drawing into its circle both non-profit and for-profit entities with interests in protecting the assets of Tampa Bay. The effort promises possible application of proven technology new to the area as well as comprehensive cooperation among agencies and entities. And, in the meantime, the group is continuing its funds raising endeavors, approaching a sixfigure kitty. Organized originally about 20 years ago, ABWIG at that time raised about $60,000 in contributions from the community to clean major canals of silt well enough that boat owners could depart from and return to their backyard docks without running most pleasure vessels aground. The mission completed for the time being, the organization then effectively disbanded. Over time, however, the silt returned and the expense of removing it escalated. A Hillsborough County proposal to create special taxing districts within the waterfront community that would allow immediate coverage of canal dredging costs and repayment with interest annually in future years, has not been embraced by many waterfront homeowners. And, earlier this year, ABWIG was re-instituted, its members determined to generate about $350,000 for dredging three main channels the north cut between the public park at the end of Surfside Boulevard and Tampa Electrics Big Bend plant, the south channel serving Andalucias boat owning residents, plus the cut from the south channel into Symphony Isles and MiraBay. With state and federal permits in hand permits carrying specific deadlines ABWIGs first concept involved dredging the most southerly channels and depositing the fill on an unoccupied, nearby spit of land known as Sunset Isle. Dredged material from the north channel also might be deposited in that location, but transporting it there represents a substantial cost. Even with the obstacles overcome and the objectives met, however, the ABWIG board recognizes that without additional preventions the channels again will re-silt, Len Berkstresser, chairman, noted this week. Consequently, the group has begun investigating more comprehensive approaches. One is the use of WADDs wave attenuation and deterrent devices along crucial areas such as the bay and channel sides of the park shoreline to redirect the natural wave action that washes away shores and re-deposits the material where it is unwanted. The hollow but heavy concrete WADDS made in several sizes are a product of Living Shoreline Solutions, Inc., a Dade City-based company headed by a retired executive, Thomas Brown. A sequence of WADDs recently was installed around the northern face of Sunken Island near the mouth of the Alafia River in order to preserve the eroding island shoreline of this important Tampa Bay bird sanctuary. Costs were shared by Mosaic, whose phosphate processing plant is routinely served by freighters and barges moving in and out of the river as it empties into the bay, and by Audubon, which obtained grants for the project. Brown explained the project and described the WADD construction for ABWIG board members during their December meeting. WADDS have been used in dozens of shoreline saving programs around the world for years and have not once failed, Brown has said. Berkstresser said this week that the WADDs concept offers the added advantage of enhancing marine life, becoming individual nurseries or hatcheries as each unit settles, with the nursery effect eventually aiding several fisheries. In addition, ABWIG is involving both Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman, whose district includes AB, along with the countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department in its planning, recognizing the county has a long term interest in protecting the AB park shoreline, Berkstresser said. And, in January, he said, board members expect to host Peter Arndt, representing Tampa Bay Watch, to hear a report on the health of the bay at the outset of 2012. To date, ABWIG has raised through its various outreaches nearly $80,000, with the most recent donation coming from the MiraBay Mariners in the amount of $1,025, the chairman added. Its fund raising got big boosts earlier from Tampa Electric Company, which has contributed $35,000 to the effort, and from Symphony Isles, which kicked in another $30,000 to help underwrite the dredging project. Still another donation of $5,000 has been pledged, but not yet received, Berkstresser said. In keeping with its more comprehensive approach, ABWIG also is applying for extensions of its three critical permits. One issued by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, originally to expire in 2013, has been extended by two years to 2015, while two more extension applications, to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and to the Tampa Port Authority, currently are pending, Berkstresser noted. The ABWIG project now has a lot of moving parts, the chairman acknowledged. But, he added, the objective remains to raise and expend monies in a manner getting the most value for each dollar while bringing all the players with interests at stake into the mix to encourage a cooperative, global solution that is longer lasting. The project will happen, even if in phases over a span of two or three years, he asserted, with the first dredging very possibly getting underway in March, 2012. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameso MELODY JAMESON PHOTOAfter conducting a recent community wine walk, members of the MiraBay Mariners were able to add another $1,025 to the Apollo Beach channel dredging fund being collected by ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Group. Making the presentation during the December meeting of the ABWIG Board of Directors on behalf of the MiraBay organization were Dan Winegrad (left) and Maj. Gen. Mike Jones, (Ret.) (right). Len Berkstresser, ABWIG president, (center) accepted the contribution with appreciation. 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4 DECEMBER 29, 2011What are you going to be when you grow up? Answering is easy when you are little because such answers as cowboy, fireman, policeman and soldier are acceptable. From the time we begin to talk, people ask us the same question, but as we mature, this type of answer becomes less acceptable. Were told to grow up and face the real world. In their well-meaning way, people will quickly tell us all of the reasons that we are not being realistic, i.e., cowboys only make an average of $172 per week, firemen get burned, policemen get shot, and soldiers dont get respect. They may even addif you happen to be femalethat you cannot choose these professions because they are mens jobs. Luckily, a select few do not let these people sidetrack their dream. They stick with their choice to become a cowboy (or cowgirl), firefighter, police officer, or soldier, thereby adding color, vicarious adventure andin the case of the latter threesecurity to our lives. The greatest challenge for each of us is to find our gift and to fulfill our purposeto be what we can best be. For most, the early dream of sitting on an old paint horse and singing to the cattle or responding to the alarm on a bright new fire engine will fade, and they will begin to seek new answers to the old question, What are you going to be when you grow up? By the time they have reached the 10th, 11th or 12th grade and have made no decision, their parents begin to panic. Parents are like that. They By William Hodges tend to overreact when they feel that the well being of their children is in jeopardy. Not only do parents continue to harp on the subject of choosing an occupation, but they bring in Uncle Billy, Aunt Sally, and the school counselors to help them. By graduation, the pressure to choose a life long trade is intense. Some students will have found their calling, some will have compromised to eliminate the pressure, but many will have a sense of failure and dread. Failure, because they believe society expects them to make a choice by the time they complete high schooland they havent. Dread of the future, because many of them honestly believe a career choice they make today will be binding on them for life. To them I say, Do not lose hope. Happy day, happy day! Neither of these suppositions is true. The truth is that most of society doesnt really care what you do with the rest of your life as long as you make an attempt to be productive, and if you do choose a path today, you can change it tomorrow. Jimmy Carter started out life as a farmer; Ronald Reagan, as a sportscaster; and George Bush, Sr. was a military pilot. Each of them achieved our countrys highest position. None of these great men had less than four careers.The profession you choose for your life might not even be thought of yet. The important thing to remember is that life is full of choices and you are the one who gets to choose. 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C. Howgill Shown on the left, Brigadier Colin Howgill (Ret) and right Lt Col Zahrobsky, USAF (Ret).Brigadier Colin H. C. Howgill spoke to the Military Order of the World Wars (M0WW) at its December meeting and luncheon held at the Sun City Center Plaza Club, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. General Howgill, a 31-year veteran of the United Kingdom Royal Marines, provided the group with information on Britains activities in Borneo, Aden, New Hebrides (now Vanustu) and Ireland in the 1960s and 70s. He provided firsthand insight into the transition of New Hebrides into what is now called Vanustu. General Howgill was commissioned in May 1958 and served both as a helicopter pilot and a Commando Special Forces infantry officer. He possesses extensive, worldwide combat experience in security, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. He has been awarded numerous combat decorations. He was also appointed the Royal Marines Aidede-Camp to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. He retired from the Royal Marines as a one-star officer in April 1989 and settled in the USA becoming a US Citizen in 1997.again. Keep choosing until you can arise each morning with a smile on your face, an eagerness to meet the day, and the knowledge that you are making a difference. It took me 40 years to find my niche but when I did, the search was worth the time and effort. Now every day for me is a Great Day. You have a gift and a purposekeep looking for it. There are Great Days in your future.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: 813641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comWheelchair rugby tournament comes to TampaThe 20th Annual Coloplast International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament will take place Friday, Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15 from 10 a .m. 1 p.m. at the All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa The cost of admission will be free. Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation is hosting the 20th Annual Coloplast International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. This international tournament, which draws teams from all over the world, will feature Tampas very own wheelchair rugby team, the Tampa Generals. Wheelchair rugby involves athletes competing in adapted wheelchairs in order to take the ball across the opponents goal line. It is currently played in more than 25 countries. The World Championships are held every four years, where the best teams in the world compete for the overall championship. The Tampa Generals are one of the longest running, and most recognized teams in the U.S. The program is rich in history, having won three National Titles and producing numerous Paralympians. For more information, contact Wayne Bozeman, All Peoples Life Center 813-635-8293.

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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 T r u s t e d by P h y s i c i a n s & P a t i e n t s A l i k e Marine Solomon L. Jones December 19, 2011 Marine Corps Pfc. Solomon L. Jones, son of Tahirah R. Winters of Ruskin, Fla. and Lucius Jones, Jr of Bronx, N. Y., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Jones and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calis thenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Jones spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Jones and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps core values--honor, cour age and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding per sonal and professional conduct. Jones and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional cer emony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as Marines for the first time in their careers. Tiny Tots program to begin in January 2012Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is offering a unique opportunity for toddlers to par ticipate in their first educational experience through the Tiny Tots Program. Registration is now open for tots ages 3-5 at five Hillsbor ough County locations. Tiny Tots is a pre-school preparedness program that teaches children the fundaments to become big boys and girls. Participants are taught how to share, respect others and follow directions. Tots use play to build strength and coordination, and art to inspire creativity. They also work on letter and number recognition. What a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms and dads to have some me time! The Tiny Tots program also includes seasonal family activities, a tots graduation, and the Tiny Tot Olympics, a decathlon of events geared for their age and skill level. Tiny Tots is offered at the following locations: Gardenville Community Center6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton(813) 672-1120 Beginning Jan. 9, 2012 Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. $40 for 8 weeks Ruskin Recreation Center 901 6th Street, S.E. in Ruskin (813) 672-7881 Beginning Jan. 9, 2012 Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. $40 for 8 weeksRadio Disneys Noon Years EveRadio Disney AM 1380 invites kids and families to ring in the New Year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa. One of 19 events hosted by local Radio Disney stations across the country, this family-friendly celebration named Noon Years Eve gives kids the opportunity to have all the fun of New Years Eve before their bedtime and features songs from Radio Disneys Top 50 Countdown of 2011. Enjoy interactive entertainment and prizes.Letter to the EditorDear Editor, The Christmas issue of The Observer News reminds us that Jesus gave us two keys: one to a better life to come in the Kingdom of God; and one to a better life now, here on earth. The Sermon on the Mount taught us not only how to pray, but how to give love and charity to those around us. Whether one is a Christian or not, we should take a moment to (re) read Matthew 5-7 and make a personal commitment: whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them Fred Jacobsen Apollo Beach Casual Networking From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Joia Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar 10475 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview will be the site for casual networking. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. There also will be appetizer and drink specials and a gift card raffle. Coffee Talk Morning Multitasking: Professional Development over Coffee will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Preserve at Alafia Clubhouse 10110 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. Guest speaker is James Pulkowski, CPA. James has been in public accounting for his entire career, since 1992. He holds a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida State University. He was employed by three regional accounting firms prior to going out on his own nearly 5 years ago. James specializes in small business and personal taxes. He has an extensive background in Florida Sales and Use Tax Rules and he provides accounting, tax, and payroll compliance and planning services. James will present Tax Preparation for the Small Business. SSYPA launched in May 2011 to serve young professionals living and working in the South Shore area. The Association meets twice monthly and offers professional development talks by commu nity business owners and leaders. SSYPA meets at local venues and supports various non-profit organizations throughout the year. The organization recently held the first annual South Shore Run Series 5K and Fun Run at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. SSYPA is chaired by Jodi Egger and the Social Chair position is held by Lisa Kennedy, the 2012 Honorary Mayor of Riverview. The Association is affili ated with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about SSYPA, visit www. ssypa.com or call 813-234-5944.Young Professionals announce events SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYToddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readi ness. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. S.A.A. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 11 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi ness and social interaction. Baby Time Tuesday, Jan. 3, 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Baby Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. S.A.A. Toddler Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. S.A.A. Story Time Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11 to 11:30 a.m. S.A.A.Kids Events Dec. 29 Jan. 4

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6 DECEMBER 29, 2011 Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.JANUARY EVENTS Fitness Challenge50 for the 50th Its a new year! Make a tness resolution to chalk up 50 miles on Fitness Center equipment in January and February. Sign up at CA Fitness Center, Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Award ceremony in March will celebrate accomplishments. Info: Stephen Attles 938-4480.January 8Showcase with an array of great entertainers. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and go as you please. Open to public. Tickets and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 January 11Golden Bingo at CA Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Three $250 and four $100 jackpots. Game prize $50. SCC CA and Kings Point members only no guests. Info: Ann-Marie Leblanc 633-3500January 13Phil Dirt and the Dozers in a high-energy romp of humor, music and recreations of s, s and s rock n roll hits. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001January 14Tour of six houses spanning every decade since SCC was established 50 years ago. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets $5. After tour, visit SCC Information Center at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive for refreshments and to enter a drawing for prize. Open to public. Tickets and info: Mike Brock 365-0003January 19Master Swim Club will offer a 50-minute session for 50 offering tips to CA members wanting to improve swim techniques. Lap Pool on the CA Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach. 8:10 to 9 a.m. Register in advance at pool desk by January 12. Info: Jean Allen 633-9268January 22SCCs First 50 Years its struggles and successes will be presented by John Bowker in an exciting new presentation. Residents who are second and third generation will be recognized. CA Community Hall, 2 p.m. Open to public. Info: John Bowker 633-1427January 29Van-Dells, a ve-piece band, will rock through the s and s. Its a fast-paced show sure to get you moving. CA Community Hall 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001 universe provided. The universe stepped in and provided the most bizarre opportunities, she said. For Meixner, it was indeed all good. After four years of practice and study, she has become the practitioner. Most people come into this believing the basic principles, she said. But they dont understand why they dont get it, why they have no money. They cant get unlocked out of that thinking. Im good at helping people to unlock themselves. And thus the seeds were planted vice at the Chamber of Commerce will not only herald the New Year, it will also take place two days after her parents 70th wedding anniversary, an alignment of events that will bring in friends, family and an extended family that spans I thought it was perfect to start the New Year with a celebration of life, she said. All paths lead to God, you dont need to give up your belief system. My biggest thing is to promote goodness in the world. As the interview wound down, I realized that my belief system is my own, not necessarily that of Religious Science. But after spending time with Sue Meixner I could see how what she practices and soon will preach could be used to enhance not only my personal spirituality but also my life. As we said our goodbyes, she handed me a $1,000,000 dollar bill. The bill was decorated with peace signs and hearts and in the place of a deceased president was a yellow smiley face. On the back, was a large peace sign with the words, In God We Trust. As I put the million-dollar bill into my wallet, I realized that I felt like a million bucks. Positive thoughts are, apparently, not only powerful, but also contagious. The New Thought Church will open at the Sun City Center Chamber on January 1 at 11 a.m. For information, call 813-362-0806 or email sue@alterways.com.New church%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSue Meixner, founder of All Paths to God, a New Thought church. %  Approximately 56 million people die each year worldwide, with 2.4 million of them Americans. Below are just a few of those who left us in 2011:See THOSE WHO LEFT US, page 7Those who left us in 2011 Leo Kahn, 94, co-founder of Staples Stores. Jeff Conaway, 60, actor best known for the television series TaxiGrease. Andrew Gold, 59, songwriter known for Lonely Boy and Thank You For Being a Friend. James Arness, 88, actor best known for playing Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke. Leonard B. Stern, 87, television director, producer and writer known for the television series Get Smart and for being the creator of The Honeymooners. Anthony Herrera, 57, actor from the soap opera As the World Turns. Peter Falk, 83, actor best known for the starring role in the television series Columbo. Rob Grill, 67, singer-songwriter with The Grass Roots. Sherwood Schwartz, 94, television producer and creator of the television series The Brady Bunch and Gilligans Island. Dan Peek, 60, singer-songwriter with America. Bubba Smith, 66, former NFL player with the Baltimore Colts and actor in the movie Police Academy. Charles Wyly, 77, businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of Michaels Stores. Albert Brown, 105, oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March. Lee Roy Selmon, 56, NFL Hall of Fame player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Patricia Smith, 80, actress from the Bob Newhart Show and the Debbie Reynolds Show. Poppa Neutrino, 77, a musician and adventurer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a raft made from discarded materials. David Nelson, 74, actor from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Bill Bower, 93, the last surviving pilot of the Doolittle Raid, the World War II. Frank Buckles, 110, the last living American World War I veteran. Jane Russell, 89, actress in The Outlaw and Gentleman Prefer Blondes and numerous other Hugh Martin, 96, songwriter of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Warren Christopher Secretary of State from 1993 to 1997. Knut, 4, German-born polar bear who captured the worlds imagination after being rejected by his mother and raised by zookeepers Geraldine Ferraro Representative from New York and 1984 Vice Presidential nominee. Jon Cedar, 80, actor in the television series Hogans Heroes. Sol Saks, 100, screenwriter and creator of Bewitched. William A. Rusher, 87, columnist and publisher of the National Review from 1957 to 1988. Sada Thompson, 83, actress best known for the television series Family. Dr. Michael J. Deeb to speak at MOAA Meeting Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Dr. Michael Deeb will be held in the Atrium building in the Florida Room at ervations can be made by calling 1-877-332-3016 no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting. The cost will be $14. Following graduation from Aquinas College, Michael Deeb earned his Masters Degree from emphasis of both degree programs was American History. This was followed by twenty years of teaching at the high school, college and university levels. During this time he earned his doctorate from Wayne State five years Dr. Deeb owned an accounting and investment advisory his business activities, Dr. Deeb returned to his first love, American History. He published his first Civil War era historical novel, Duty and Honor in 2007. The second novel in this trilogy, Duty Accomplished was published in 2008, the third, Honor Restored in 2009 and the fourth, The Lincoln Assassination: Who Helped John Wilkes Booth Murder Lincoln?

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 7 NEW YEARS SALE STOREWIDE THROUGH MONDAY 01/02/12 CBS TELEVIsSION IMAGEHarry Morgan in a 1975 publicity photo for the television series M*A*S*H.Cliff Robertson, 88, actor appearing in Spider Man, PT 109 and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for Charly. Dolores Hope, 102, philanthropist and widow of Bob Hope. Steve Jobs, 56, computer entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Apple Computer. Chuck Ruff, 60, drummer formerly with the Edgar Winter Group and Sammy Hagar. Muammar Gadda, 69, former dictator of Libya. Andy Rooney, 92, journalist and correspondent on the television news series 60 Minutes. Lee Pockriss, 87, songwriter known for Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Judy Lewis, 76, actress and daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young. Harry Morgan, 96, actor best known for playing Col. Potter on the television series M*A*S*H and for the series Dragnet. Don Kirshner, 76, rock music promoter credited with launching the careers of numerous performers such as the Eagles, Lionel Ritchie, Ozzie Osbourne and Prince. Elizabeth Taylor, 79, one of last of the classic Hollywood movies stars.Those who left us in 2011Osama bin Laden, 54, terrorist leader and once the most wanted man on Earth. Harmon Killebrew, 74, Minnesota Twins slugger. Jack Kervorkian, 83, proponent of doctor-assisted suicide. Amy Winehouse, 27, British singer of deep talent and versatility who made headlines due to drug and alcohol abuse. Dorothy Rodham, 92, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and mother-in-law of former President Bill Clinton. Bill Keane, 89, creator of the Family Circus comic strip. Karl Slover, 93, one of the last survivor actors who appeared as one of the Munkins in the 1939 The Wizard of Oz. Gerald Simmons, 75, a southern gentleman known for his generosity, passion, commitment to God, family, and community. Married to Martha for 55 years, he was a true Florida cowhunter who ultimately worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad before founding Gerald Simmons Tropical Fish Farm. Christopher Hitchens, 62, author, polemicist, speaker, editor and essayist. Vaclav Havel, 75, playwright turned former President of the Czech Republic, who lead the anti-communist Velvet Revolution in 1989. Kim Jong Il, 69, North Korean dictator. Ralph MacDonald, 67, grammy winning songwriter, producer and percussionist who worked with numerous artists ranging from Billy Joel to Amy Winehouse.%  Happy New Year!

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No one flies to a small city in Iowa on a lark. More than a few were returning home from vacations in the Sunshine State. The rest, like Michelle and I, were flying to join our families up north for Christmas. When the woman at the car rental desk in the Cedar Rapids airport wished us a Merry Christmas, it would be easy to say that things are simpler in Iowa, that political correctness hasnt yet trumped tradition there. But that would be discounting the Santa-hat-wearing shuttle bus driver at the St. PeteClearwater International Airport, who, along with telling jokes, wished each of his passengers a Merry Christmas, in contrast to most everyone else working there who wished for Happy Holidays. The driver reminded me that the big city in a big state and the small town in a small state really arent all that far apart. But some things are different. The wintertime light on the northern plains is pale, turning the sky into a quiet riot of pastels, particularly at days end. For the first time in my life, I wasnt unhappy about a brown Christmas in Minnesota. Any nostalgia for snow banks and snow angels has apparently faded into the past somewhere over the course of 2011. Ive seen enough snow. Christmas wasnt over before I skipped right into the New Year. I was sitting in my moms living room watching my amazing family simply having a good time By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Where I should betogether. Five of my six nephews were in the room and it seemed only an hour ago they were tearing the wrapping off the toys they had wanted for Christmas. Suddenly, literally within the span of moments, they were all grown up, now teachers and college students making lives of their own. As the volume of laughter and voices rose in the room, I could hear it all but understood nothing. My hearing impairment rendered the sound I could actually hear into a muddiness that might as well have been a foreign language. I could feel it, however; I could feel the love and good cheer. To my nephews and their brilliant girlfriends in attendance, I will remain the weird uncle. The one member of the family they never knew while growing up, as Im the only member of the family who moved far away. Im the guy who has to feel what they are saying because I dont understand the words the are speaking. Ive been hearing impaired since I was a child. I think sitting in that room on Christmas Eve has finally brought me to the point of accepting it. I decided to make some changes in my life with regard to my hearing and in my life in general, coming as revelations a week before the typical resolutions. Those revelations came as I enjoyed the feeling in the room with my family on Christmas Eve. What will next Christmas hold? Will it be the same, filled with the joy of a happy family? So much can happen airplanes fall out of the sky, buses careen, hearts attack and cancer lurks. But thats no way to live, wondering how My memories are still in this former A&W Restaurant, with the car hops and the frosty mugs of root beer after baseball games in my youth. The baseball fields and growth has moved to another part of town. Everything in life changes and Ive come to realize that my childhood hometown has moved on without me.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOit will all end or even when it will end. Most of us are blessed with ignorance about such things, taking for granted tomorrows sunrise. And that is how it should be. But it also makes living on the other end of the country more difficult. Hugs have to be held a little longer, goodbyes are more heartfelt and sincere. In my brother Mike, I am able to see what my Dad may have looked like had he lived past the age of 43. Through him, I can also hear my Dads laugh. As he always does, he stopped by to see us before we left town after Christmas. He is looking forward to the possibility of an early retirement and my prayer is that it happens for him, enjoying a life that is his with his wife and grown sons. Hearing his laugh brought me back to a different time; a happy time of growing up savoring the long summer days offered by the north, savoring the snow and a town filled with people that were, by and large, trustworthy enough so not only were doors unlocked, we didnt even have the keys to them. Another revelation was that Worthington, Minnesota was no longer my home. On every past visit, I would arrive with happiness over the familiarity and leave with a heavy heart. I was stunned with the realization that it took 49 years for me to find my own home but somewhere over the course of 2011, Ruskin finally became just that. Sitting in the church that I had known all of my childhood life on Christmas morning, I recognized only two people, and knew none of the names listed in the bulletin. I had moved out of that town three decades ago, but the reality was that Worthington had moved on without me. The brown prairie is speeding past the window as Michelle drove our rental car back to the airport, to our (hopefully) waiting airplane, back to our life in Florida. I am the son and the brother who lives far away. I am the weird uncle that hears little but tries, with varying degrees of success, to understand everything. I wish I had been a part of my nephews lives as they grew up, but that time has passed now. I know full well that time and distance hasnt changed my love for them and for my entire family. I am and always have been where I am supposed to be or I try to be, anyway. For the first time in my life, I am aware things are as they should be. At this moment, that means traveling under the pastel blue sky of the northern plains on our way to an airport that no one visits on a lark. Its purpose is to take us home. 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The Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that provide affordable one-shot financial advice for folks on a budget? Im about six years from retirement and would like a quick financial checkup and get a few questions answered, but I dont want to pay an ongoing financial advisor to manage my money. Seeking Advice Dear Seeking, There are actually a number of services you can turn to for occasional financial and investment advice without tying yourself down or spending a fortune. Here are several to check out. Fee-Only Advisors If you only want a one-time financial checkup, have a few financial questions you need answered, or are looking for some occasional investment advice, a By Jim Miller How to Get Financial and Retirement Advice on a Budget THE SAVVY SENIORcost for a Garrett advisor ranges between $180 and $300 per hour. 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12 DECEMBER 29, 2011 www S out h B a y H ospit a l c o mS p onsor ed by : R S VP r e q u i r e d T o Regist e r c a l l 1-888 -685-1 595A b o ut th e M o vie Age o f Ch ampion s is a do cumenta r y tha t f o llo ws a g r oup of athlet esa 100 y ear o l d t e n nis c h ampio n 86 y ear o ld po le v ault e r o c t ogen a r ian swi mmers who a r e all ch a sin g the gold a t the Nati o n al S e n ior G a mes T h i s m o v i e will inspi r e y ou t o f ollo w y our dr eams a nd n d the champion in y o u F riday J anu a r y 2 0thUnit ed M e t h odist C hur c h 1210 D el W ebb Bl vd W e s t Sun C i t y C e n t e r F LDoors open a t 11: 00 A.M. and mo v i e star t s a t N oon. F r ee L unch, F r ee Health S c r eenin g s and F r ee I nspiratio n t o become a cha mpio n Making marriage workfrom the 50 year perspectiveBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER I now pronounce you Fifty years ago this month, in southern California, Paul and Marsha Sasville pledged their lasting commitments, heard those words and officially commenced a happily-anticipated life together. This year, on the weekend before Christmas, the Sasvilles commemorated that event in Community Hall here, celebrating an increasing rarity in 21st century America: marriage enduring a half century. Surrounded by family, friends, neighbors, they ate and danced and schmoozed, inviting everyone present to join them. They fed each other pieces of an elaborate wedding cake made from scratch by an artistic daughter-in-law. They swung around the dance floor to strains of their song sung by their youngest son, a dedicated musician. They introduced their eldest, a West coast graphics artist with a long list of credits. They joked about the years gone by. In their unpretentious, down-toearth style, they seemed to exhibit an idyllic life together; achieving the golden wedding anniversary after careers completed, children launched, retirement to comfortable digs in a much touted senior community the American dream in spades. Well, not exactly. Its probably the most difficult, demanding and potentially damaging relationship known to man or to woman. In the U.S., more than a third of those attempted fail. The psychological, physical or financial destruction left in the wake can impact generations. Yet, in most of the worlds societies, throughout history, succeeding generations have continued to try, even to the extent of experimenting with same gender and multi-partner unions. For, when successful on both partners terms, a marriage of individuals committed to giving support and succor unceasingly, to friendship and companionship no matter what, to picking up and piecing together broken shards when the relationship shatters, can be the most rewarding, most treasured of lifes experiences. That forever promise leads couples, hand in hand, to simple ceremonies and fancy events every day of every month, every year. Regardless of the beginning, though, the journey to realizing that promise is more likely to be rough than smooth. After all, proof of such devotion comes only out of the turmoil of trouble. In 1961, when Marsha and Paul Sasville were married, experts would have given the couple little chance of a lasting union, much less a mutually satisfying one. She was18, he was 20 years old; deemed capable under the law, but not necessarily ready for the requirements, restrictions, responsibilities of marriage. And there were more strikes than youthfulness against them. Both had come from broken homes, badly broken homes. Both were raised primarily by grandpar ents because their parents were so far off the grid, either emotionally or physically among the missing, on a regular basis. The two sets of grandparents, of the Great Depression era, unknown to each other, were responsible enough to provide lifes basic necessities, but not a lot more. For Marsha, in particular, childhood in the unglamorous venues of Hollywood, could be torturous. Exposed to a long succession of her late mothers boyfriends and husbands from a young age, she remembers learning to escape to a bathroom, locking herself in for protection. Momentarily out of reach, she would retreat mentally, she recalls today, to green, grassy fields, rolling into the distance, where there were people dressed in white and it was a happy place. For years, she adds, she thought that place was only a figment of her imagination. She grew into her teen years, dark-haired and diminutive. For her, high school was a better place, a place to achieve and build confidence. She was a cheerleader, made good grades, developed a love of dance, was a popular member of the student body. She was graduated with two ambitions: I wanted to be a ballet dancer and then a wife and mother. Determined to follow her dreams, confident in her own resourcefulness, she contacted her biological father, asking only for money to get to New York City. He turned her down flat. He said he had two boys to raise, she relates. Young Marsha found a job as a secretary in a large southern California corporation. Meanwhile, Paul, surviving a less than ideal childhood and skinning through his teen years, found work in the same corporation. His was a night job; he was on his way to becoming a machinist. They were introduced by a mutual acquaintance in October. I was in lust, Paul admits as he talks about the tiny, brown-eyed beauty he immediately began dating, soon developing an increasing attitude of possession. He was, he acknowledges, ready to fight anyone who looked at her. For her part, Marsha says of those few weeks in late 1961, I knew clearly what I didnt want in a man. But what she did want was not so clarified. Among her criteria were that he be working and have a car. Paul Sasville met that standard. They were married in a small church ceremony within three months of their meeting. Their first decade together, they indicate, well might be dubbed War of the Sasvilles. They battled constantly. Marsha thought her husband unreasonable, controlling. Paul was not equipped to deal with the fallout of her traumatic childhood. Love, they were learning, does not conquer all. One day, a short time into the marriage, Paul says I lost my temper, threw something across the room. It was not directed at his wife; it was strictly an outburst of impatience, he adds. But, Marsha fled. He found her hiding, shuddering, under a piece of furniture in another part of the house. The See MARRIAGE, page 13 Fifty years ago, when Paul and Marsha Sasville married, dragging heavy emotional baggage into the union, their chances of staying together would have been rated very low. Today, the Sun City Center couple, captured candidly while danc ing during their golden anniversary celebration, are united as one in a marriage made stronger and more satisfying by the tempering of lifes problems. MELODY JAMESON PHOTO

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 13 Are you stressed with the caregiving experience? Do you need to talk to someone managing similar caregiving responsibilities? Join us at Homewood Residence Freedom Plaza Sun City Center on the rst and third Thursday of each month for our Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group. Well provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, condential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will be available to guide the group and to answer your questions and concerns. Dont miss this supportive event. First and third Thursday Light refreshments. For more information, please contact Bev at (813) 633-4340 or bhurley@brookdaleliving.com. 3910 Galen Ct., Sun City Center, FL 33573Assisted Living Facility # AL9634 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! violence of his raised arm had triggered for her a terrifying flashback. It would not be the last time he wrapped her in a hug, trying to calm the involuntary trembling. During that first decade, their three surviving children would ar rive and they would face two miscarriages. There would be several job-related moves, as Pauls career blossomed into sales management for the tool industry, overseeing large teams and big territories. Each time, she, too, found a new job, made a fresh start. By 1971, craving the stability of constancy, Marsha concluded she could not go on; she decided to take the children and leave. Her announcement was devastating. We had a big house. I had a boat. We had motorcycles, Paul recalls. But the toys that money could buy were not what it was about. Shattered, the 30-year-old sales success story was on his knees literally. I am losing my children, my woman, he realized, my wife is going to leave me. And for the first time in many years, Paul Sasville says he prayed. Scared, with nowhere to turn, I got on my knees and asked God to help. Before making the split final, they agreed to try a marriage counselor. Calling a friend for a recommendation, they were steered to a local church pastor. Prior to keeping an appointment with him, however, they visited the church and immediately were welcomed into, caught up in a vibrant, enveloping congregation. We never did keep that counseling appointment, Paul notes. For them, it was the right place at the right time, a place to undertake the long journey toward fulfilled spiritual needs, to help heal emotional wounds, to putting psychological problems to rest and behind them. Independently, each responded to an altar call for commitment; he down one aisle, she down another. Over time, the faith discovered in adulthood deepened, they say. They began formal religious education, training for a ministry. They instituted daily Bible reading, at home, covering every book in the King James version, repeatedly. And, ultimately, they began conducting marriage counseling themselves, bringing to these efforts the understanding gained from first-hand experience. Looking back, Paul says he came to recognize that in striving to provide materially for his family, I was putting work before everything and everyone else, including God. Marsha adds she was able to accept hes the head, Im the heart. And, after listening to the testimony of others, she decided those green, grassy fields of her childhood retreats were more vision than fiction. There would be additional family moves up and down the West Coast, then eastward, in concert with job demands. There would be more disappointments, some arising from job loss in economic downturns. And, one of the three offspring would skate dangerously close to the edge. None of it, however, would lay the Sasvilles low again. Theres always the chance of crisis, they allow, but theres also always the promise springing from conviction. Asked the customary question their secret for maintaining a long, happy marriage as they observed their 50th anniversary this month, they answer almost in unison: With God, there are no deal breakers. We were meant to be together. And they arent referring solely to each other. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Marriage MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSThree of the five current Sasville grandchildren joined in celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary earlier this month that at one time would have been very much in doubt. Here, Paul and Marsha, (far right) introduce to their guests (from the left) Parker, 4, Emma, 6 and Riley, 8, children of their youngest son, Kevin, a musician, and his wife, Carrie. A very young fifth grand was not present. A sixth grandchild is expected soon to be added to the family, courtesy of their eldest son, Brian, a noted graphic artist based in Seattle. After buying and sell ing multiple large homes representing the numerous moves made by the family of five from California to Washington state and back again, the Sasvilles have a particular appreciation for their smaller Sun City Center duplex, deemed just right for the two of them. Arriving in 2002, Marsha and Paul (left) opted for an island decor rich in Rattan and warm colors which, of course, had to include a tiki bar for the lanai. It bespeaks the fun and frivolity that characterizes their 50-year marriage once made in hell, now heaven on earth.

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13 DECEMBER 29, 2011 15 MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available For mor e infor mation: MS Enterprises / Mark Paler mo813-361-0740 msentllc@tampabay.rr .com FREE GOLD DRA WING BOTH DA YS24 Dealers READY TO BUY SELL and APPRAISE all kinds of coins Dec. 30th & 31st HEAR T of SUN CITY CENTER!FREE ADMISSION, P ARKING & ON-SITE APPRAISALS! FREEHourly Door Prizes her had left late gifts too -the 4-foot tall box was absolutely overflowing. All those toys and no way to get them to the Toys for Tots guys in time for Christmas! It didnt matter what the disconnect was that caused the toys to be overlooked. Somehow we needed to get those toys to some kids who would otherwise have nothing on Christmas morning. I called Office Manager Kristy who was already at home putting the final touches on her own holiday plans. She, in turn, called Pastor Hal Jeffries of the Ruskin United Methodist Church. The church had three families who had nothing. These last minute toys were an absolute Godsend for them. Hal and his wife came to the Dive within minutes and we loaded them up with stuffed animals, games, action figures and cars. It felt good to know I had finally been a part of a little Christmas miracle for someone. My season was complete and I could now relax and enjoy time with Husband and our extended family. It was my blessing to know some kids would have a better Christmas all because we spotted an overlooked box of toys. I hope you all had a magical weekend with your family and friends, and I hope you got to be a part of something special. If not, theres a whole brand spankingnew year coming this weekend full of possibilities and opportunities to make the world a little better right here at home. Be a part of it. Happy New Year!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessWhen I read in the paper about all the people who were anonymously paying off the layaway balances of strangers at Walmart, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. Something was missing in my Christmas plans, and it was the joy of doing something for someone else who needed assistance. This was definitely something I could be a part of. So it was crushing news when I read last Wednesday that I had missed the deadline to help. I was off by four days. Anyone who hadnt paid off their balance by Sunday, the 19th was out of luck. I thought of all of those disappointed kids and kicked myself for waiting so long to do something. I had great intentions, but I got distracted by my own plans and deadlines and missed the boat. But as fate would have it, I wasnt too late to do something after all. On Friday night, having closed the Chamber for the Christmas holiday, I drove down to the Seafood Dive for a little libation to start my wonderful weekend. As I sat there, I saw a woman come into the restaurant with stacks of toys to go into the Toys for Tots collection box. She must have made three trips, each time hauling in boxes of toys from her minivan and carefully placing them in the bin. Having participated in this Marine-sponsored program for many years, I knew this lady was donating too late to have the gifts delivered on time. After all, the next day was Christmas Eve! And she wasnt the only one. While her gifts were ample, others before You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Reduce, reuse or recycle your live Christmas trees Does it make you sad to see your once-live Christmas tree waiting at the curb for the garbage truck? Beat the post-holiday blues by reducing, re-using or recycling your tree with these environmentally-friendly ideas from Hillsborough County. Yard Waste Processing Facilities Hillsborough County Solid waste customers can skip the hassle and work of cutting their live Christmas trees into smaller pieces for curbside pickup by taking trees directly to a Yard Waste Processing Facility. There, the trees will be recycled into mulch and other environmentally beneficial byproducts. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Brandon area. (813) 744-5599. Gibsonton. (813) 671-761.1 Customers should bring their current tax bill and proper identification to access the Yard Waste Processing Facilities, and be able to unload the trees themselves. Customers should also remove all decorations, lights and tinsel. Artificial trees are not accepted at the yard waste sites. Non-County residential solid waste customers can dispose of yard waste by paying a tonnage fee. habitat for birds and other wildlife. To provide food for birds, hang suet or sliced fruit from the branches. trees, shrubs and flower beds. not in a fireplace. Check municipal and County outdoor burning codes, as they can change depending on weather conditions. The tree must be allowed time to age, as burning sap can be smoky and hazardous. Freshly cut wood does not burn as well as aged wood. Of course, curbside pickup of live Christmas trees is available to County solid waste customers by following these steps: Remove all decorations, lights and tinsel, cut the tree into sections no larger than 4 long and 6 in diameter and place curbside on your regular yard waste collection day. For more information regarding recycling live Christmas trees, contact: Lynn Barber, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Agent, UF-IFAS Hillsborough County Extension, barberL@hillsboroughcounty.org, (813) 744-5519 ext. 54105. For more information about Hillsborough County solid waste collec or call (813) 272-5680.

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16 DECEMBER 29, 2011The Warrens are a musical family that has been traveling for over 25 years, as they are today. Hear them in concert at First Baptist Church of Ruskin, January 8, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. They capitalize on old-fashioned Biblical preaching and familystyle southern gospel music, with a slight bluegrass influence. They sing and preach in an average of 150 churches a year across the U.S. The family members are David and Devanie, Rachel, Brent, Ethan and The Warren family will perform at First Baptist Church of Ruskin, January 8.Caleb. They specialize in playing live music with their singing by utilizing the guitar, bass guitar, fiddle, keyboard, banjo, dobro and steel guitar. Pastor Barry Rumsey invites you to attend the free concert at First Baptist Church, located at 820 College Ave. W, Ruskin. There is no charge for the concert, a love offering will be taken to show appreciation. For more information contact the church office at 813-645-6439.The Warrens perform in concert 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 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 Liberty is not permission to withdraw from the worlds battles. H.L. Short 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Interfaith Council accepting grant requestsThe Interfaith Council of Sun City Center will be accepting grant requests until Jan. 31, 2012. Applications must be received by that time. A formal application is required for review and all requests must fit the mission perimeters of the Council. Grant requests should focus on programs that enhance the lives of people in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. All interested parties must be a non-profit 501(c)(3). Grant applications, including additional information regarding the granting process, can be found at their website www.interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com. Applications must include both 501(c)(3) and federal ID numbers. Applications should be mailed to The Nearly New Shop, P.O. Box 5342, Zip 33571. You can also call 633-9118 for additional information. All revenues for the grants are raised through the sale of items at the SCC Nearly New Shop, located behind the SCC Plaza. For the first cycle of their fiscal year 2011/2012, over $60,000 worth of grants were awarded to various organizations.Culinary Angels to serve dinner The Culinary Angels of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be holding a served dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Conesa Center. The dinner will consist of beef tips over noodles, vegetable, salad and dessert. Happy hour will be held at 4 p.m., BYOB, and dinner is served at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 and limited to 100. Tickets will be on sale January 9, 10, 11, in Conesa Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Divine Frolics to present a Variety Show A variety show will be held at the Sun City Center Community Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the show is to raise money for St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and their Community Outreach. The show is called: Divine Frolics Presents: A Variety ShowWinter Review Florida Style. Tickets are $8 each and will be available at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, call Brenda Coman at 642-0110.Sun City Christian Center to host Gospel concertOn Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m and Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. gospel group The Pickerings will perform. The special guest performers will be The Vander Veens during the Friday night show and The Harper Brothers on Saturday. The show is being held at the Sun City Christian Center 17566 U.S. Hwy 301 South, Wimauma. For more information call 407-788-6556. 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.ShadowShadow is a beautiful black domestic short hair with a pretty round face. Unfortunately his owner couldnt keep him and had to give him up for adoption. Shadow is very friendly and will tolerate being held and petted. Shadow is up to date on his shots, neutered and micro chipped. He deserves to be in a loving home; give him a chance to do just that. DOB: June 2, 2007 Huey Huey is a goofy Terrier/Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter with his three siblings. The four were very lucky. If left in the poor living conditions that the puppies came from, it is very likely that they wouldnt be with us today. With all of the TLC Huey has received since his arrival, he has turned into a handsome and healthy pup. He is the biggest of the pack and the most interested in toys. His favorite is a big stuffed lions head. He also loves to play in the pool. Huey appears to like most of the other shelter dogs, even the big guys. He is such a little people lover too. He really would like to finally have a place to call home so he can put his early struggles behind him. Come and meet Huey today. He has been neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: November 3, 2010 Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netLook to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 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DECEMBER 29, 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 CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO 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 U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES 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 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonVery Reverand Fr. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Area Obituaries Concetta V. BeckwithConcetta V. Beckwith, 91, of Sun City Center, passed away on December 20, 2011. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and had previously taught ceramics classes. She served for 17 years in the Ladies Auxillary in Monroeville, NJ. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Beckwith. Concetta is survived by her loving family, daughter, Rebecca Gerdy; and nieces, Patti Drennen, Joan Beckwith and Carol Hudson. There will be a memorial service on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad 101 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL.Joseph M. PerrottaJoseph M. Perrotta, 82, of Sun City Center, FL passed away, December 5, 2011. Joseph was born in White Plains, New York on May 13, 1929. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family, friends and neighbors. If you would like to show support, it is requested that donations be made to Hospice in Sun City Center. Prince of Peace women to host gamesThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or any board game to make up your table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They will also have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 813-633-2460. The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center recently held its Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in SCC. Attending the luncheon were Council Members of the IFC and volunteers who work at the Nearly New Shop. Special guests were 20 out of 50 recipients of the College Scholarships awarded to them for their continuing education. Now attending colleges such as Florida State, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, and other colleges, all are graduates of Lennard High School or East Bay High School. They shared their Scholarship recipients that attended the luncheon: 1st row left to right J. Tatlock, L. Hernandez, K. Eastep, S. Zipperer, L. Rankin, C. Jokisch, B. Davis, B. Rotger, A. Leon, S. Sierra, 2nd row P. Bhakta, E. Blue, R. Bansil, J. Kropac, R. Hall, B. Seifer, K. Leeper, T. Franch, C. Zipperer, M. Mobley. Kelly Leeper, a recent graduate of the University of Tampa, is a 4-year continuing scholarship recipient with a BA in Accounting, sharing her appreciation. stories on how the scholarships have made a difference in their lives. All were grateful for the generosity of the community for supporting the Nearly New Shop that generates the funding for the scholarships through the sale of donated items. The Interfaith Council has awarded 50 new and continuing scholarships this past year, for a total of $100,000. These scholarships are given to graduating seniors and to successful college students on a continuing basis. In addition, many charities and organizations received grants from the council this past year from proceeds generated by the Nearly New Shop. Interfaith Council honors scholarship recipientsMinistry offers a light of hopeThe Lords Lighthouse Ministry, directed by Pastor William Cruz and his wife, Dora, is located in the annex building of the Ruskin Campus of St. John the Divine. In November, the mission provided food, clothing, household items, and services for 1,317 families. A well-attended church service with Sunday School, followed by lunch and fellowship, is held every Sunday (11:15 a.m.). At the annual Christmas Toy Give-away, more than 150 children received toys (or gift cards for the teenagers) donated by St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Achieve Global, Universal Healthcare, South Bay Church (Riverview), and many Friends. Personnel from MacDill Air Force Base adopted and gave gifts to 113 families. St. John the Divines Youth Group and several parishioners helped with this heart-warming event. Particular needs right now include: canned goods, cereal, peanut butter, blankets and warm clothing, diapers, bicycles for the homeless, Walmart/grocery store gift cards. The mission is open from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Monday Wednesday. People wishing to donate or obtain services or information may call 813-641-7100 or 813-641-7114. ...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16.Voice of the Faithful to meetThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years old) will meet on Monday, January 9 from 1:30-3:30, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South US 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Meeting will include a video presentation by noted author and columnist, James Carroll, addressing: Why am I a Catholic?---Reclaiming the Commitment of the People of God. Discussion will follow. All interested people are welcome, bring a friend. For more information 634-9904 or email larry_vaughan@comcast.com Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r

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Mass (Espaol) 5:00 p.m. ...................................................................................... Mass CATHOLICS COME HOME! Riverview Flea Market34,000 sq. ft.Air Conditioned Accepting New Vendors Low Monthly & Daily Rates7415 Hwy. 301 S. Riverview, FL 33578 813-671-9315Hours: Wed. Fri. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. BOOTHS as low as$75 per monthBooth Special1/2 OFFFirst Months Rent FISH TALESNew Years recipe for youAs the year ends, wonderful fishing begins. Spanish mackerel are abundant in our waterways. They are traveling in schools. With average weight only 28 oz. they are a small fish with excellent food value. Legal size is 12 and you may have 15 in your baitwell. As small as they are, 15 will make a good dinner. Ladyfish also are swimming in schools. This small fish with an average weight of two pounds, can give you a workout. It has never been given credit for being one of the smallest game fish in our waterways. It has a strong strike, you will think you have a whopper on your line. It jumps, runs, jerks, and fights before you boat him. Food value is poor; most are released or used for bait for larger fish. We have many low tides this time of the year. If you have never tried to find fish on the oyster bars, which are many, throughout the bay, this might be a new adventure for you. Fish migrate there for food; it seems to be a safe haven from predators. It is very difficult to keep up with grouper rules and legal catches. They seem to be changing often. The last change for the Federal officers was to change catch limits of red grouper which states that anglers can keep an additional two grouper within the four bag limit. Unless they change their minds, these rules are in affect for 2012. Gator trout are telling us hello this week. Those chasing the trout schools have been catching trout more than 20, which they call Gator. This fish is often termed a weak fish, because of its tender, delicate mouth. A heavy-handed angler can easily tear the hook out when they strike. You must use light tackle and caution when setting the hook. Legal, not less than 15 or more than 20 with an exception you may have one over 20. Flounder this time of year are not lazy. They seem to be everywhere and people are catching them by accident. They are out and about; you dont need to dangle your line on the sandy bottoms of the waters. They have been around deeper waters surrounded by grass and sandbars. You will catch them with light tackle; some are using a jig with a plastic tail. They always will go for fresh shrimp. Be sure and land your flounder as quickly as possible as they are known to give a big shake and swim away. Legal is 12 and 10 per harvest. Each week I meet women who By Jonie Maschek request that I put more recipes in my column. Here is a recipe that is sure to please everyone. It might be one that your friends will remember you for. Stuffed Seatrout: 2 to 3 trout Take whole cleaned fish, salt and pepper on each side and in cavity. Repeat this process with butter. Mince 1 cloves of garlic, 2 medium onions, chopped and sauteed in butter with garlic. Add 1 cup chopped cucumbers, 1 cup chopped almonds, 6 cups of dried bread crumbs, 2 tsp. thyme. Mix all with sherry wine, place in cavity, and bake stuffed fish in 425 oven for 30 minutes or until fish is flaky. Baste with melted butter and more wine if fish looks dry while baking. House full of company? Make a quick tartar sauce: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tbs. relish 2 chopped green onions add lemon juice to taste Quick cocktail sauce: 1 cup catsup or chili sauce 3 tbs. lemon juice to 1 tsp. horseradish dash of Worcestershire sauce A healthy, wealthy, lucky New Year from Fish Tales and The Observer News. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way, RuskinMouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Join them for a stellar stargazing party! Astronomy enthusiast Craig MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following on the Harkins Plaza, will be a viewing of the night sky through telescopes as we search for these celestial wonders. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way. Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out and download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. The Ins and Outs of Publishing Local author Fran Orenstein will be leading an informational workshop on the various elements of publishing. Topics discussed will include: agents; changes in publishing in the last 20 years; ebooks; books on demand; traditional vs. small presses; pros and cons of self-publish ing; honing your craft; and presenting your best product. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring chal lenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. We will be using the American Rules. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. 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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19 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 4pmTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CARDS 312 ESTATE SALES 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALEDECEMBER 29, 2011 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 e Observer News & M & M Printing Co. will be closed Monday, January 2, in observance of New Years Deadline for classied line ads will move to Friday, December 30 at 4pm. for the January 5 edition Happy New Year From the Observer News Staff 105 PERSONALPrayer to St. Jude. May the Sacred loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. S acred Heart of Jesus pray for us. S t Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. RGH 260 FRUITS/VEG.Artesian Farms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College Ave., W. Ruskin. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost N ew T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Collectibles, coins, silver dollars, silver eagles & misc. items. Friday 9am-1pm & S aturday 9am-noon. 1614 Del Webb Blvd., W. SCC. No early birds 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Bogey Bills Golf Car Cruise Car, Club Car, E-Z Go. New, rebuilds, restoration, rentals, solar, LSVs SVC, parts, charger repair & batteries. 2202 US 41 S. Ruskin. 813-649-8099 390 MISC. FOR SALES leeper couch $300, like new. Toshiba 20 TV $60. Portable radio $15, 10 lb bowling ball w/ bag $15, walker w/ front wheels $6. 813634-8034 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEL ittle Manatee Outdoor S torage. RV s, boats, trailers. A ll sizes. 2903 39th A ve., SE Ruskin. 813-7878531. www.littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.com REAL ESTATE500 425 SLIP OR STRORAGES outh Bay RV & Boat S torage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 NETTIES ESTATE SALES1102 El Rancho Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Dec. 30-317 a.m. to NoonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents Include:Matching Drexel Sofa and Loveseat, Antiques, Collectibles, Piano, Glass Top Table, Chairs, 2 Dinette Sets on Casters, Pink Side Chairs, Lamp/End/Coffee Tables, Rocking Chair, Mens Clothing, Sofas, Glassware, Kitchenware, Household, Garage Items, & Much More!Please don t miss our other sale on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30 from 7 a.m. to noon at 738 Ojai Ave., SCC PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! Cell: 813-382-7536Home: 813-741-0225 NETTIES ESTATE SALES738 Ojai Ave. Sun City CenterThur. & Fri., Dec. 29-307 a.m. to NoonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents Include: Large Secretary Desk, Office Chair, Rattan/Bamboo Screen Divider, Chairs & End Tables, BALDWIN Organ, Tea Carts, Desks & Rush Bottom Chairs, Bookcases, Drop Leaf Dining Room Set, Server, China Cabinet, Variety Of Side, End & Lamp Tables, HE KENMORE Washer & WHIRLPOOL Dryer, FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerator, & Norge Range/Oven, 2 Bakers Racks, 2 Queen Bed Sets, Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, Detrola Stereo Sys, Inversion Table, Power Tools, Fiskars Cistern/Rain Barrel, Lawn Mower, Edgers, Garden Decor, Household & Garage Items, Patio Furniture & MORE! PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES Don't miss our other sale this weekend Friday & Saturday 7am-noon at (1102 El Rancho Dr.) See You There! Cell: 813-382-7536Home: 813-741-0225 465 RV LOT RENTALRV lot for rent in R uskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813345-6860 511 HOUSES FOR SALESun City Center. 2br/2ba, quiet location on cul-de-sac. All appliance included. May sell furnished. R eady to occupy. Shirley 813-918-1826 Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading The bargain hunters dream Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE50% OFF all Christmas and any holiday items.Also, the secret sale Nice 3BR+Den/1BA, tile floors in living/ kitchen area, large utility room, central air and heat, newer roof, beautiful large lot. Walking distance to school. Perfect for family with children. Perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA furnished mobile-home in gated community with heated pool and clubhouse (only $70/month for all amenities!). Split BR plan, bright great room, cooking island & dinette in kitchen, large enclosed addition/living room, screened porch, carport, utility/workshop. Just move in. Located a block from river, in peaceful area of Ruskin, perfect for your dream home, at only CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 741-0225Cell: 382-7536

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DECEMBER 29, 2011 23 FAMILY FEATURES If you want to lose weight or maintain weight loss this winter, choose smart snacks that will satisfy your taste buds without sabotaging your goals. Low-fat dairy is one great option recommended by the USDA. Its a good source of protein that can help keep you fuller longer while providing calcium and important nutrients. For tasty snack ideas, try these recipes:Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pita ToastsServes: 6 (1/2 cup dip plus 6 pita chips per serving) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 5 per serving Prep time: 18 minutes Cook time: 33 minutes Pita Toasts: 6 4-inch whole wheat pita pockets, cut into sixths Non-stick olive oil cooking spray 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Spinach and Artichoke Dip: 9 Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Wedges, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream 2 ounces Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Spread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 package (10-ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained 1 can (14-ounces) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped into 1/8-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400F. Arrange pita slices on baking sheet 1/4 inch apart. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle tops with kosher salt, pepper. Bake 7-8 minutes until golden. Remove from oven; set aside. Lower oven heat to 350F. Spray 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine Parmesan peppercorn wedges, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer on low until well-blended. Stir in spinach, artichoke hearts with large spoon. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into pan; bake 25 minutes, until bubbling, lightly browned. Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature with pita toasts. Tomato Mozzarella SkewersServes: 4 (1 skewer plus 1 tablespoon pesto) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 3 per serving Prep time: 17 minutes 20 grape tomatoes 4 pieces Weight Watchers Light String Cheese (or Weight Watchers Natural Light Smoked Mozzarella String Cheese), cut into quarters 1 cup fresh basil plus 4 basil leaves, cut into quarters 1/2 clove garlic 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon pine nuts 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 8-inch skewers Thread tomato onto skewer. Follow with 1 piece of mozzarella cheese, 1/4 piece basil. Repeat pattern until skewer is full, ending with a tomato. Once 4 skewers have been prepared, set aside. Chop garlic in food processor until minced, about 15 seconds. Add basil, olive oil, chicken broth, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper. Pulse until all ingredients Serve each skewer with 1 tablespoon pesto.Cheesecake LollipopsServes: 28 (1 lollipop or square, 1/28th of a 9-inch cake) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 5 per serving Prep time: 1 hour plus 3 hours refrigeration time and 2 hours freezing time Cook time: 45 minutes Cheesecake: 24 ounces Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Spread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest Ganache: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup half-and-half Equipment: 28 lollipop or Popsicle sticks Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar until Beat until completely smooth. Pour mixture into 9-inch square baking pan; spread evenly. Bake 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the cheesecake comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool completely, approximately 1 hour. Once cool, cover pan tightly with foil. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Line baking sheet with wax paper. Remove cheesecake from refrigerator. Scoop out 28 balls (roughly 2 tablespoons in size) with measuring spoon or small ice cream scoop. Place balls on baking sheet, each ball. Freeze 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, make ganache. In double boiler or Pyrex bowl placed over pan of steaming, not yet simmering water, heat chocolate chips, half-and-half over low heat, whisking continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Dip lollipops into ganache until 3/4 of each lollipop is covered. Return to baking sheet. Allow to harden. Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve. For more tips and recipes, visit www.WeightWatchers.com. The brand of ingredients used in the nutrition calculation software to calculate the PointsPlus value for these recipes may differ from what is available on the WeightWatchers.com Recipe Builder. This may impact the PointsPlus value.Baked Mozzarella Sticks with Spicy Tomato Dipping SauceServes: 4 (2 mozzarella sticks plus 1/2 cup sauce per serving) Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 3 per serving Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Olive oil cooking spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar 6 tablespoons unseasoned panko or breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 egg whites, lightly scrambled 4 pieces Weight Watchers Light String Cheese (or Weight Watchers Natural Light Smoked Mozzarella String Cheese), cut in half Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat until just warm, about 1 stir well. Heat until sauce begins to bubble. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. On a medium plate, combine panko, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper. sticks in panko mixture. Place sticks on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Spray tops with olive oil cooking spray. Place baking sheet in freezer for 1 hour; refrigerate sauce. Preheat oven to 400F 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Remove baking sheet from freezer; place in oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until sticks are just heated through, not melted. Remove from oven. Remove sauce from refrigerator. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through. Serve with sticks.

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