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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 12, 2012 Volume 55 Number 51 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWSThe Big Top returned to Gibsonton last week amid smiles and squeals from local children. To read more about this charity event, hosted by the International Independent Showmens Association see page 17Cypress Creek Elementary School is proud to announce that one of their teachers, Wayne Stinnard, has been named a finalist for a prestigious award. See page 6 for details. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza ( near SCC Post Office )813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA NEW YEAR, NEW FLOOR!If you plan to buy a new floor were here to help you. We have your styleNEW YEAR,NEW FLOOR! By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netAnd thus it is resolved: 2012 will be the year to get in shape. Well, at least it has been resolved for roughly half of the people out there. And it is a resolution that will stick for a week or three. Of course it all begins with intensity, such as signing up for a health club membership and hitting the gym, but it all too frequently ends with well, making the decision to actually walk into McDonalds for the Egg McMuffin rather than sitting in the car in line for the drive-thru window. Hey, exercise is exercise, right? Well, yes! Yes, it is! A tired swimmer cannot perform a rescue. Staying mentally and physically fit is the key to being productive in your relationships both personal and business. From William Hodges in his syndicated newspaper column Positive Talk.The world has only recently passed from a time when the word work meant physical labor instead of sitting at a desk in front of a computer. As a result, physical inactivity is a growing problem not only in the United States but also around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, just over one-third of Americans are obese and while Florida doesnt top that list, with an obesity rate of 26.6 percent it is certainly a problem that many have come to recognize. As work has changed from meaning physical activity, working out has gained in prominence. More and more, people are realizing that remaining physically active is the key to a better and longer life. Of course, there is no better time than at the beginning of a new year, with the custom of making resolutions, to make some changes that may change your life for the better. According to a 2002 study of the outcome of New Years resolutions published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (Vol. 58, Issue 4), approximately 40 to 45 percent of Americans make one or more New Years resolutions. Of that group, 75 percent of them maintain those resolutions after the first week. After a month, its down to 64 percent, by mid-summer, the number is down to 46 percent. But that remains a significant number of people following through on their resolutions. The study went on to reveal that of people who identified a problem in their lives, only four percent of those who did not make New Years resolutions were successful in resolving it six months later. This suggests that making a resolution towards a goal made those people ten times more likely of achieving that goal. And what is that goal? According to the And thus it is resolved...MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe Sun City Center Fitness Center is an incredible perk for members of the Community Association: free membership to the state of the art, 7,000-square-foot facility is provided. Local attorney, Realtors weigh in on SCC building programBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As residents here continue to debate the upgrading advantages and debt-generated disadvantages of a proposed $3 million building program, other authoritative views are surfacing. Documents obtained by The Observer reveal the findings by a local attorney concerning resident responsibilities if prospective financing of the project is undertaken with a bank loan as well as the details of an agreement that would add about five acres to the building site in exchange for concessions by the community. And, local Realtors are offering their perspectives from the front lines of home sales. These considered viewpoints cast fresh light on critical aspects of the potential capital improvements. In a nutshell, the retirement centers Community Association directors have proposed construction of two new buildings on its Central and originalCampus. They state the new structures would add needed meeting and entertainment space, expand crowded community service business offices, provide a caf with wine and sports bars, plus bring a fresh look to the aging campus. With an estimated construction cost of $3 million in todays dollars, the expansion project is to be financed with a 5 percent, $2.4 million bank loan repaid over 10 years from the transfer fee/ capital improvement fund which collects $1,500 on each home sold to a first time, incoming buyer. CA directors have stated the fund balance now exceeds $1 million of which $600,000 would be applied to the construction project. Using conservative home sales figures, See RESOLVED, page 9 See SCC BUILDING PROGRAM, page 22 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTONine-year-old Braden Cliff poses with paleontologist Frank Garcia with a donation check for $73 to the Paleo Preserve Museum at Ruskins Camp Bayou. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Clad in hiking boots, durable pants ready to stand up to outdoor work, and a t-shirt donning the skeletal image of a dinosaur, Braden Cliff certainly looked as though he fit in comfortably with the artifacts at the Paleo Preserve Museum at Ruskins Camp Bayou. Not only were some of his fossil discoveries on display in the museum, placed near the world famous discoveries of paleontologist Frank Garcia, but Braden had also been hard at work on a fundraiser for the museum: a stand that bore the name, Lemonade for Paleo Aid. Its impressive enough that he has already contributed to paleontology and that he has raised money for the museum, but perhaps most impressive See PALEONTOLOGIST, page 13The Association and its members are legally not the same.Attorney James Hines, Jr. Young paleontologist makes donation to Paleo Preserve

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JANUARY 12, 2012 3 Saturday, Jan. 21 Giveaways BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes LARGE, FLAT SCREEN TVGrand Prize $2,000in 80 FREE $25 gift cards to be rafed! (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows A+ Hearing CenterMonday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Premium Digital ProcessorNew 100% Custom Digital 3-Dimensional Hearing Aid$899 THE BEST PRICE YOULL EVER FIND!! Compare elsewhere for $1,800Any Hearing Loss, Any Size Aid just $899FITS ANY HEARING LOSS!! Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable Get What You See Advertised! $699SPARO 2 OTEPremium Digital Processor HEARING LOSS? Start the new year right by advertising locally.Call THE OBSERVER NEWS to place your display or classifed ads, 813-645-3111. BIGGER POTS Community steps up to help boy shot by celebratory gunfireAt right, a family photo of Diego Duran, at far right, Diego presses his hand against his mother Sandys hand at Tampa General Hospital.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE DURAN FAMILY By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN A community garage sale has been organized as a benefit for the family of Diego Duran, the 12-year-old boy shot in the head by a bullet that was fired into the air just after midnight on New Years Eve. The garage sale will be held on January 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FireHouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, near the Ybor Grill on Shell Point Road. Organizers are hoping people in the South Hillsborough area will donate items to sell at the sale. Items may be dropped off for donation at the Firehouse on Saturdays January 14 and 21 and on Friday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the garage sale, a fundraising dinner will be held at the Southshore Falls Community Center in Apollo Beach on Saturday, January 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entertainment is planned along with a fundraising raffle and / or auction. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door or at The Chakra Center at 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201 in Sun City Center. A Facebook page has been created to provide updates on Deigos condition. Within the page there is also an option for people to donate via credit card to help the family with medical and other expenses that have been incurred since the shooting. The address for that page is: www.facebook. com/friendsofdiegoduran. On Saturday, Diego was moved out of the intensive care unit at Tampa General Hospital and into the pediatric unit. His condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. As of press time, the bullet was still lodged in his head as doctors were waiting for his condition to further improve before undertaking the invasive surgery that would be necessary to remove it.

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X 8 5 JANUARY 12, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Jan. 13 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, Jan. 14 5-7 p.m. Chili Cookoff Bring your best Chili -Judging starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Jan. 20 7-11 p.m. Nickels and Dimes Saturday, Jan. 21 5-7 p.m. Steak dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Jan. 27 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, Jan. 28 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Feb. 3 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Feb. 4 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl Party Friday, Feb. 10 Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Feb. 12 5-11 p.m. Valentine Dinner and Dance with Kim Mullins Friday, Feb. 17 7-11 p.m. Redneck Band Saturday, Feb. 18 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. guests. Leading kids to a healthier lifestyle healthy food choices get along with others in care for living things Nominate a Hillsborough County youth for the YEA! awards Reid.HOLE IN ONEDance your way to a fitter new you Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center Southfork Tract closed for hog huntsThe Southwest Florida Water allowed on the Southfork Tract sold. The Southfork Tract is locat of Lake Parrish. The hunt is one of a series of hog tats. The District only allows hogs to increasing severity. Wild hogs live throughout Flor Wild hogs are not native to Flor 2012 RESOLUTION: Get the face lift I always wanted Register for Youth Court Hockey League Tuesday and Thursday through child for children registered in the Register at the Ruskin Recre

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6 JANUARY 12, 2012 Cypress Creek teacher recognized as being the best of the bestMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOCypress Creek Elementary School teacher Wayne Stinnard poses with the schools manatee mascot after being named one of five finalists for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year award. mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Wayne Stinnard, a teacher at Cypress Creek Elemen tary School has been named one of five finalists by the Hillsborough Education Foundation for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Award. Foundation members made surprise visits to 15 county schools on Friday to recognize not only teachers but also support staff. Stinnard was unaware of his nomination when he was sur prised by the visit from foundation members during his lunch hour. A teacher at the school for the past eight years, he credited the school administration and staff, as well as his students and their parents. This is a great community to work in, he said. Additionally, Elisabeth Denisar Babin from Dowdell Middle School was chosen as a finalist for Teacher of the Year.In all, 15 finalists were selected for three awards, the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year, Instructional Support Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year and were chosen from 681 nominees. According to the foundation, the 15 finalists represent the best of the best from Hillsborough County Public Schools. The winner in each category will be announced at the Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony presented by the Verizon Foundation at Straz Center for the Performing Arts on February 16. In addition to the Verizon Foundation, sponsors of the program include Amscot Financial, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Suncoast for Kids Foundation, the Tampa Bay Rays and Caspers Company McDonalds Restaurants.For more information about the 2012 Excellence in Education Awards, visit www.educationfoun dation.com. Needed prison roof repairs on hold despite available funds mj@observernews.net BALM As Floridas annual legislative session opens this week, badly-needed roofing repairs at the state prison here are up in the air. The reason, though, is not ongoing work, but rather the states looming budget cycle. Monies have been raised through donations to pay for rehabilitation of the failed dormitory roof over 56 inmates and a contractor awaits the go ahead. However, the critical project has been put on hold as concerned eyes focus on Tallahassee and resumption of the inevitable legislative budget battles that last year threatened closure of the model facility known as Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI). HCI, located, on S.R. 672 near Balm, is Floridas first faith-based and character-building prison for women, and has become a model for incarceration facilities in other states. Situated on a 134-acre campus, the prison originally built for youthful first offenders about 35 years ago now houses some 280 female inmates in aging dormitorystyle structures behind chain link fence and rolled razor wire. In the half dozen years since the facility was designated a female inmate rehabilitation center, a volunteer force of about 500 residents in South Hillsborough many of them retired professionals from communities such as Sun City Center and Valencia Lakes has developed to serve as one-on-one mentors or to conduct a wide variety of training programs for the women on their compound. HCI has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the state penal system, with about 86 percent of the inmates rejoining society at the end of their sentences and remaining law-abiding citizens. The $5,000 grant in December from the Hadley and Helen Hill Fund in the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center swelled the reroofing kitty to nearly $11,000, according to Janet Smith, a SCC resident and out-spoken volunteer advocate on behalf of HCI. Close to $6,000 earmarked for the new roof already had been raised through donations from area churches, various organizations and interested individuals as a result of efforts by the numerous South County volunteers who regularly share their time and talents at the prison, Smith added. The foundations matching contribution provided funds sufficient to get the roofing project underway with a local contractor who had agreed to undertake and guarantee the work for just $10,000, she said. Floridas Department of Corrections (DOC), which last year listed HCI for closure, had estimated the roofing work on Dormitory K at $50,000, Smith noted. Despite having both the money and the contractor at hand, however, the new roof remains a goal rather than a reality. In a December 29, 2011, email to Smith, a DOC spokeswoman requested delay. Noting that the prison system now has more than 10,000 empty beds, Ann Howard, DOC Communications Director, said all institutions statewide are in the process of being evaluated to determine which beds will be utilized to operate the Department in the most efficient, cost effective and successful manner. The information will be used to decide the location of state run facilities, she added. It was about a year ago that Janet Smith and fellow SCC resident Nancy Williams, along with two former HCI inmates, began planning a presentation for the Florida Senates Justice Appropriations committee aimed at informing committee members of the facilitys wide community support and unparalleled successes. HCI had been targeted for closing as part of a cost-cutting program. See PRISON ROOF REPAIR, page 22

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If youve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home include a copy of agreement, their contact informa tion and whether youve prepaid or not. Legal Documents Will: Include the original copy of your will and other estate planning documents youve made. Power of attorney: This names Dear Savvy Senior I would like to get my personal and financial information organized so my kids will know whats going on when I die. Any tips would be appreciated. Overwhelmed Senior Dear Overwhelmed, Organizing your important papers and personal information is a smart move and a great gift to your loved ones. Here are some tips to help you get started. Get Organized The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now, and your loved ones later. Then youll need to sit down and create various lists of impor tant information and instructions of how you want certain things handled when you die or if you become incapacitated. Heres a checklist of areas you need to focus on.The Savvy SeniorBy Jim Miller How to Get Your Affairs in Order THE SAVVY SENIORsomeone you trust to handle money matters if youre incapacitated. If you dont have a will or power of attorney, do-it-yourself resources like legalzoom.com can help you create them for a few dollars. Advance directives: These documents a living will and medical power of attorney spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for your self. For free advanced directive forms visit caringinfo.org or call 800-658-8898. Financial Records Income and debt: Make a list of all income sources such as pensions, Social Security, IRAs, 401Ks, interest, investments, etc. And do the same for any debt you may have mortgage, credit cards, medical bills, car payment. Financial accounts: List all bank and brokerage accounts (checking, savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, etc.) and their contact information. And keep current statements from each institution in your files. Company benefits: List any retirement plans, pensions or benefits from your current or former employer including the contact information of the benefits admin istrator. Insurance: List the insurance policies you have (life, long-term care, home, auto, Medicare, Medigap, prescription drug, etc.) including the policy numbers, insur ance agents and phone numbers. Credit cards: List all credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. Property: List real estate, vehicles and other properties you own, rent or lease and include documents such as deeds, titles, and loan or lease agreements. Taxes: Keep copies of tax returns for seven years and the contact information of your tax preparer. Keep all your organized infor mation and files together in one convenient location ideally in a fireproof filing cabinet or safe in your home. Also be sure to review and update it every year, and dont forget to tell your loved ones where they can find it. Savvy tips: To help you get or ganized, Nolo (nolo.com, 800728-3555) offers a great resource book called Get It Together for $18.50. You can also purchase helpful guides at organizemyaf fairs.com. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Annual Home and Outdoor Exposition is scheduled at Valencia LakesThe 3rd annual Valencia Lakes Little Manatee Home and Outdoor Exposition cordially invites everyone to be part of their event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Now is the time to start planning and getting ready for this valuable opportunity. A 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in Valencia Lakes offers an ideal location to show the community who they are and what services they have to offer. Participation by both exhibitors and attendees has continued to grow since their first event. This event introduces you and your business or service to the local residents of the South Shore area thus enhancing the lives of those who live and work in the commu nity. They feel confident that you will want to be part of this great opportunity. The 63+ exhibitors and advertisers will be identified and promoted in their preliminary publications and advertisements as well as through their monthly newsletter. Your participation in this event will positively show your commitment to sustaining business in the South Shore area and Tampa Bay in general. They look forward to working with you and to the continuation of their tradition and commitment to the area. For more information, call Frank Cavalier, Expo Exhibitor Coordinator, at (813) 938-1947. The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is calling for artists to enter a competition for their 20th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts T-shirt. Artists, young and old, amateur or professional, are invited to submit their original designs to the Chamber no later than Monday, Jan. 30. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, resultant publicity and will receive a complimentary booth space at the festival. Winner will be notified by the Chamber on or before Feb. 7. This year they are excited to celebrate the 20th year of the Manatee Festival of the Arts. Judges will select based on artistic merit. There are no guidelines for the subject matter of the image. Calling all artistsImage must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. Winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for March 10 and 11. For more information, call the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645-1366 or (813) 645-3808 or email info@southshorechamberofcommerce.org.

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8 January 12, 2012 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. 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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Walter Moscoso, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. Laws that ban texting while driving and improve traffic safety for children top AAAs legislative agenda in Florida for 2012. As the state legislature deals with another year of severe budget challenges, safety improvements are a low or no cost way legislators can make the Sunshine State a better place to live, work and play. Laws that reduce crashes, injuries and deaths can help reduce governments medical and emergency response costs which translate to taxpayer savings. AAA urges Floridians to get involved by contacting their state legislators and asking them to take action on these issues during the 2012 legislative session, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA chief public affairs officer, The Auto Club Group. AAA continues to work with legislators and other safety advocates to draft and pass legislation in 2012 that will make our roads safer. AAAs legislative priorities in Florida include: Booster seat laws: Florida is one of only three states that lack a booster seat requirement for children. Booster seats are proven to improve safety for young passengers. Current Florida law requires child restraint devices for children through the age of five, but for ages four through five, a safety belt may be used in lieu of a booster seat. The booster seat bill is sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and Reps. Stein-Ken Easton, former director of the Middletown Symphonic Band and Middlesex College Concert Band in Connecticut is the new director of the South Shore Concert Band based in Sun City Center. Mr. Easton replaces Edwin Nawrock, the long-time director of the band, who is retiring after 20 years with the group. In addition to his new post, Mr. Easton is currently Brass Instructor at Land O Lakes Christian School and plays trumpet with The Blue Notes Big Band as well as the Tampa Community Band. He also has played with the Sun Center Swing New South Shore Band Director announcedBand and is a member of the Bar bara St. Denis Variety Band. The South Shore Band has begun their winter concert season, having already played Christmas concerts at two south Hillsborough venues. The band is always looking to recruit new members and Mr. Easton welcomes talented students as well as musicians of all ages to join. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the music room of United Community Church in Sun City Center, corner of North Pebble Beach Blvd. and La Jolla Ave. For more information call 661-5503 or 634-8684.AAA urges Floridians to Get InvolvedFree Boat Safety Inspections Every Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 [Ruskin] provides free, no-obligation Vessel Safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10am until noon at Simmons Park [Ruskin] on the first and third Saturday of the month and at Williams Park [Gibsonton] on the Free boat safety inspections heldsecond and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. 813-6456984. Monthly Meeting The USCG Auxiliary FL75 Ruskin, FL will be holding its monthly meeting Wednesday 01/10/12 at the Ruskin Rec Center 901 6th St. Ruskin. The meeting will start at 7:30 P.M. New or prospective members are always welcome to attend. 813-938-1746. FREE Community Cat SPAY/ NEUTER and Rabies Shotfor South Shore Area by South Shore Felines & ASPCACall 813-393-0844 Email Info@SouthShoreFelines.org Say Hello to Something New and Exciting!Shellac, Gelish, Bio-Gel* Angel Nails by Elena813-295-1936813-634-7022 Shellac or Gelish$28If youre still using acrylic and hard gel, maybe you should use newer and more healthy products. berg (D-Miami Beach) and Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs). The Senate bill (SB196) has already passed two of its three committees. The House bill (HB 151) has more than 50 co-sponsors to date, but has yet to be heard in a committee. Texting while driving bans: In 2009, AAA launched a national campaign to pass laws that ban text messaging while driving in all 50 states. There are now 35 states with laws that prohibit drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) and Rep. Ray Pilon (R-Sarasota) have filed legislation to ban texting while driving in Florida. The Senate bill (SB416) has passed the Transportation committee and will be up in the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee next week. The House bill (HB 299) has not been heard in a committee. Protect the State Transportation Trust Fund: AAA opposes any use of dollars in the State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) for purposes other than transportation. The STTF is funded primarily from state fuel taxes and is designed to pay for safety improvements to current roads and bridges; build additional roads, bridges and highways in order to relieve congestion; and to improve ports, airports and other transportation infrastructure to improve travel safety and help Florida grow and prosper. Floridians looking for an easy way to identify and communicate with their legislators can visit www.AAA.com/GetInvolved.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 9 BUYER BE AWARE--Be careful when looking for leather furniture, some retailers could mislead consumers into paying higher prices for bonded or blended leather by promoting it as leather furniture. Bonded or Blended leather is not even close to being as durable as top grain leather. Once scratched it breaks the top coat of the polyurethane and allows product to peel. StartingFrom$1288 StartingFromStartingFrom$1988$1088 100%Leather100%Leather FLORIDAS BEST LUXURY LEATHER SPECIALIST the investment environment. 2012 OutlookMeeting in the MiddleSecurities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC Join Gary Cotter, CFP for an in-depth appraisal of the economic, capital market, DATE/TIME: Tuesday January 24th, 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Reservation Required: 634-2000 Light Refreshments Will be Served study, the top two resolutions were weight loss and joining an exercise program.Fitness Centers abound in South Hillsborough, ranging from the Apollo Beach Racquet Club to Anytime Fitness Centers to several Curves franchise locations. For some, a fitness program may take the form of that which is offered by any number of martial arts academies in the area. For those living in Sun City Center, certainly one of the perks of being members of the Community Association is free admission to the impressive, fully-equipped, 7,000-square-foot Sun City Center Fitness Center. Also, once the domain of the rich and famous, personal trainers have entered the mainstream most fitness centers offer the services of a personal trainer and there are numerous trainers in private practice at rates that run the spectrum. Affordability, after all, is a personal viewpoint, but the fees charged by trainers and health clubs also work to encourage those who sign up with the intensity of a newly-made resolution to, perhaps, stick with it. They are paying for it, after all.While fitness centers offer programs to speed along and efficiently manage the process of becoming or being healthy, working towards fitness does not require a monthly fee. There are no snow banks to trudge through in Florida. It is a rare day that the weather doesnt cooperate for a simple walk around the neighborhood which, of course, is an exercise program that comes at no cost whatsoever. The Mayo Clinic describes walking as a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It is an exercise program that almost everyone can take part in and it doesnt require practice. The Mayo Clinic recommends walking, citing the benefits as a reduction of bad cholesterol and an increase in good cholesterol, a reduction in blood pressure, a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes, a reduction in weight and an improvement in mood. The clinic also recommends that people forget about the no pain, no gain mentality and just get into the routine of taking a brisk walk. For safety, they recommend spending a few minutes walking slowly (or walking in place) and then stretching your muscles a bit to avoid the possibility of injuries. The clinic also recommends that people start slowly, with five or ten minute walks, that eventually lead to 15 minute walks, that over several weeks time become 30 or 60 minute walks. Diet, of course, also plays a role. Not even McDonalds would recommend a diet exclusively of Egg McMuffins, but few people choose to live on flaxseeds alone. As in walking or any exercise program, moderation is the key, as is the resolve to stick with a plan. Food is an essential part of life and no one says it has to be boring but perhaps cutting back on the cheesecake in favor of some wild salmon or garbanzo beans and broccoli now and again is an achievable goal. And, of course, anyone with health problems or concerns should consult with their doctor before beginning any exercise program. And now, into the second week of the New Year, with most people still healthily resolved to becoming healthy, fitness centers are seeing the upswing. According to Scott Bernath at the Sun City Center Fitness Center, a peak in traffic at the center is expected soon, perhaps as early as this week. As such, there is no better time to get started whether you join a fitness club, hire a personal trainer or just start walking down your street. After all, lots of people will be doing it, and the chances are good youll make a new friend or two in the process. If you stick with it, six months from now youll be healthier and at least half of the people you met along the way will still be there with you.The Mayo Clinic article on walking may be found at www. mayoclinic.com/health/walking/ HQ01612 Chec k out FastT witchFP c o m or call 813 .294.2 836F a s t T w i tc h Can Help Y ou Stick T o Y our Plan:Apollo Beach Fitness C l u b 652 0 Rich ies W a y A p ollo Beach, FL 33572Get T rained to K eep Y o u r Res olutions L T g g f T g W e cu r r e n tly tr ain men and w omen fr om 17 75 And thus it is resolved... MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe peak of resolution makers is expected by fitness center staff members this week. According to a 2002 study on New Years Resolutions, half of those people will have trailed off by mid-summer.

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As a special tribute at this ceremony there will be a Gold Star Mother and Father who will read the name of their son who was killed in Af-Recreational boat owners planning to participate in the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion on Saturday, January 28, 2012 can avoid potential size-able fines for outdated or missing safety equipment aboard their boats by undergoing a Vessel Safety Check offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary prior to the event. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will offer the no-cost, nonpunitive, 15-minute checks at the Williams Park Boat Ramp, (by the Alafia River) on Saturday, Jan. 21. federally-mandated safety equipment required to be aboard most vessels include: Display Document and Hull Registration Decal senger of Type I, II, III or V) Device (generally: a floatable cushion with handles) three flares with an unexpired ser vice life) boats) Control devices (for vessels with inboard engines) Bell (bow and stern) Vessels passing the safety checks are awarded handsome decals; citations are not issued for discrepancies; boat owners can correct noted issues and have the vessel rechecked with no penalty. During vessel safety checks, Auxiliary examiners discuss with boat owners the non-required but nonetheless essential equipment that should be aboard any vessel, hand-held or fixed-mount marine VHF radio, de-watering devices, First Aid kits, mooring lines and extra distress signaling equipment. More information about Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks is available by visiting www.safetyseal.netVessel checks leading up to Gasparilla offeredField of Honor January 14, 2012ghanistan during July of 2011. Hosting this ceremony will be the Auxiliary from Post 6287, Ruskin will provide the color guard. Ma#1226, Riverview will provide a firing squad and play taps and Cody Palmer the Commander of VFW Post 8108, Riverview will sing the National Anthem. This ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For further information contact Walt Raysick the Veterans Council president at 813-653-4924 or by e-mail at wraysick@verizon.net.We will also be showing our Year in Review program, highlighting our small, medium and large successes! From the new logo, to new programs, working to get Pothole Road fixed and gaining 144 new members in one year, we have had one jam-packed 2011 and we want to celebrate how far weve come. We will present the very first Frank King Volunteer of the Year award, named after our beloved Frank who passed away last summer. We thought it only fitting to honor his years of service to the Chamber by naming the award after him. His wife, Mary, has agreed to present it to our first-ever winner. We wouldnt have it any other way. We will also honor our Business of the year, to pay tribute to those who serve this community with integrity, empathy, and a desire to make Sun City Center a better place. The banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person or Guide is sponsoring the Cocktail Hour, and the Tampa Bay Times Solid Gold Sponsors. Our theme for 2012 is Golden Opportunities, and our 18K sponsors are Cohen Florida, The Tampa Tribune, TECO and Pearson Capital. Our 14K sponsors are Encore National Bank, and South Bay Hospital. If you would like to have a great meal, meet some wonderful busi-TECH TALKSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessFor the first time in so many years that no one can remember, the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce is having an Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet. It will be this Friday night at Club Renaissance. This is an impor tant event for a number of reasons, not the least of which is a wonderful, festive, uplifting way to start off the year. But there are other reasons. First and foremost is to thank and acknowledge all the hard work of our many members and volunteers who made 2011 so successful. Whether you coordinated a golf tournament or answered the phones, many of you pitched in and donated time and effort. It will not go unnoticed. The second reason is to officially install our Board Members and Executive Committee. When a business person agrees to step up to the plate and serve a threeyear term as a community leader, they should be acknowledged and dutifully inthe Chamber is not a commitment to be taken lightly, and these new directors will certainly earn their stripes in the next few years. We have outgoing Board Members to acknowledge as well, as they roll off their terms and go back to civilian life. They have given the Chamber guidance and input, time and commitment, years of loyalty and the wisdom of their experience. I cannot thank them enough, but I can at least acknowledge their contribution in front of the membership. ness people, and help us celebrate our successes and ring in a great 2012, call us at (813) 634-5111 and reserve your space today! As always, when youre looking for a lawyer, a tailor or a candlestick maker, a doctor, a plumber or wallpaper hanger, save yourself time, get the right kind, by calling us here at your Chamber! Shopping local makes cents!You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar AAUW seeks new membersAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW) is a wellknown and historic national organization that lobbies in Washington D.C. for womens causes such as equality and fair pay in the work place. It awards fellowships and grants towards research and education as well as furthering science, technology, engineering and math careers for females. It has local, regional chapters in most cities including a very active chapter in Sun City Center. The members of this chapter want all women living in SouthShore communities to know they are welcome to join the SCC chapter. The only requirement to join any chapter is an associate or higher college degree. The local SCC chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings including a speaker from October through May. It raises money for an annual mature woman scholar ship at the local campus of HCC as well as other scholarships. The annual Women of Distinction ceremony in February is the main fundraiser; regional and local women of achievement are honored at this festive event. Meetings are the 2nd Saturday of each month in order to make it easy for women who work to attend; the Women of Distinction ceremony this year is Feb. 7, 2012 at the SCC Community Hall. Attend event to check them out. For more information call Diane Waronka at 813-641-2722 or Sandra Dillmuth at 813-642-0425.

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X 12 JANUARY 12, 2012 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY2012 RESOLUTION: Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Teen Night: Game Zone For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Wee Artists Lets Create! "Wee Artists," children 3-6 years of age, will have a fun morning creating an art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required. Visit the Information Desk or call (813) 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Creative Artists Lets Create! Creative Artists," children 7-10 years, will have a fun morning creat ing an art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 20. Registra tion required, visit the information desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. "Expressive Artists," young adults 11 years and up, will have a creative afternoon with Art Instructor Tim Gibbons. Limit 20. Registration is required. Visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time 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 readiness. Story Time 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 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. Kids Program/Event Highlights January 12-18 Derelict crab trap removal planned On Saturday, January 21, Tampa Bay Watch, along with the Florida Airboat Association and community volunteers will participate in a crab trap removal effort in areas in and surrounding the Alafia River in Riverview. The Florida Airboat Association will provide 10-12 airboats to aid in locating and retrieving derelict traps. The primary objective of this project is to remove derelict traps from the environment and to reduce unnecessary entrapment of marine organisms, such as blue crabs, stone crabs, small commercial and recreationally important fish and brackish water turtles. Manatees, dolphins and sea turtles can also become entangled in the trap line causing injury or death. Other benefits include the removal of marine debris from the environment, reducing boating safety hazards and increasing public awareness on the problems of derelict crab traps. This event is great because it gets organizations like the Florida Air boat Association and community volunteers involved in helping to preserve and protect the bay by removing debris and keeping marine life from needlessly getting caught and killed in abandoned traps, said Serra Herndon, habitat restoration director for Tampa Bay Watch. It is estimated that there are thousands of derelict crab traps that have been accumulating for decades in Tampa Bay. Each year, Tampa Bay Watch performs surveys to identify derelict traps and conducts clean-ups to remove them. Having conducted 15 crab trap removals since May 2004, Tampa Bay Watch has successfully removed 975 traps from the waters of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Watch derelict crab trap program is conducted by trained volunteers that have a clear understanding of what constitutes a derelict trap. A derelict trap is defined as any trap found in the water dur ing closed season for that species or any fishable trap during open season that lacks at least three of the following: buoy, line, current trap tag, cur rent commercial saltwater products license. If derelict traps are found, do NOT remove them. Instead, record location of the trap either on a GPS or chart and any other perti nent information, then call Tampa Bay Watch to report your findings. For more information identifying derelict crab traps, contact Serra Herndon, at Tampa Bay Watch at sherndon@tampabaywatch.org. Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the chari table and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompassing over 400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highlydeveloped watershed. Tampa Bay Watch involves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers each year in hands on habitat restoration projects. For more informa tion, visit www.tampabaywatch. org, or call 727-867-8166.I sure would look good in a new car!! Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Jan. 12 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Live Wire from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Veterans Park, Field of Honor at 9 a.m. Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by Bump in the Road from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 American Legion Riders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. New names for Children's BoardsChildrens Board Family Resource Center South County Events The South County Family Support & Resource Center has a new name: The Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County. It is a place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier and stronger. The address is 3030 E. College Avenue, Ruskin, (813) 641-5600, which is a convenient destination for neighbors from each direction of town. The Center is a warm, inviting place designed for families in the neighborhood to come and participate in programs and activities on a dayto-day basis. All families are welcome. Every event is at no cost to the participant. Join them for an informative session on basic banking. Learn how to open a bank account, transfer, deposit, withdraw, balance checks and more. Snacks will be provided. St Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will offer hearing screenings for children up to 18. There is no charge for the screening, but reservations are required. Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon Events The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center has a new name: The Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon. It is still a place that helps families in the area become happier, healthier and stronger, with lots of community outreach, such as tutoring, car seat safety and parent-child play groups. The Childrens Board Family Resource Center -Brandon offers a warm, homelike environment for individuals from all walks of life that live, work and play in the Brandon community. Strategically located in the Kingsway Plaza, at the intersection of Windhorst and Kingsway, the Brandon Family Support & Resource Center draws individuals and families from a variety of neighborhoods in Southeastern Hillsborough County. For more information, call (813) 740-4634. Every event is at no cost to the participant. Start the New Year with an interactive, jobs skills 2-day training that will focus on what employers are looking for in regards to: Work Skills, Job searches, Resume/Cover Letter, Interviewing Skills, Attire, Getting and Keeping the Job. Registration is required. St. Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will conduct hearing screenings for children up to 18 years old. There is no charge for the screening, but registration is required. Check out the Tiny Tot programThe Tiny Tot programs winter session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 Monday and Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 29. Tiny Tots is a social/recreation program for ages 2-5 that helps prepare children for pre-school. Cost is $40 for the 8-week program. For more information, call Joy Robinson, Ruskin Recreation Center at (813) 672-7881. Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and cama raderie are offered at 1 p.m. the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-mind ed people are welcome. This months speaker will be Dr. Jason W. Wilson, MD, Attending Physician, Associate Research Director, USF, Emergency Medicine Residency, whose interests are emergency department utiliza tion, patient flow, critical medical anthropology and health policy and public service. He will discuss the Affordable Health Care Plan.

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Always FREE LOCAL PICK-UP & DELIVERY All American Line Its time to go SOLAR! SERVICE: Certified techs on all major brands, makes and models:Club Car, EZ-Go, Yamaha2, 4, 6, & 8 Passenger LSVs Street Legal We accept all major credit cards 2011 Golfcart Blowout!Factory Direct pricing Save Thousands! We beat any competitors price. Brand New Demos With Factory Warranties You Buy Direct.Brand New 2012 Gas EZ-GO TXT & RXV Models only $6200. SAVE $$$ of all is that Braden is just nineyears-old. On Saturday, Braden presented a check for $73 to Frank Garcia as donation to the museum. The lemonade stand he ran in Crystal River was for a school project, the cause was for something he loved: fossils and paleontology. It wasnt Bradens first foray into fundraising. Last year he raised money to adopt a crocodile at an Australian zoo in honor of Steve Irwin, the star of the television series The Crocodile Hunter who died after being pierced by a stingray in 2006. According to his parents, Braden has been interested in reptiles and fossils since he was three years old. He looks for them everywhere and is good at finding them. His mother Julie says that her young son taught her everything she knows about dinosaurs and fossils. Even Garcia, who has lectured at the Smithsonian, was taken aback. His knowledge of dinosaurs was better than mine, Garcia exclaimed. Of course we dont find dinosaurs in Florida, but if I were a good paleontologist I would get my act in order and learn as much as that impressive young man. Garcia presented Braden with an autographed copy of his biography, a friendship necklace and a necklace bearing an ancient sharks tooth. He thanked Braden for working to help the museum. Braden, a third-grader, is in a gifted program at his school, Sunset Hills Elementary in Palm Harbor. The lemonade stand Young paleontologist MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSBraden points to his own fossil discoveries on display in the museum.was part of a school project in which he developed a business plan, created a business, and then tallied the profits. Those profits could then be donated to the students organization of choice. It was 50 cents for lemonade, but most people would just give me a dollar, Braden said. He prominently displayed a newspaper article about Garcia on the stand. According to his father Aaron, Braden sometimes gets into a little trouble with snakes, but Julie says hes good at identifying which snakes are poisonous. He can identify snakes a mile away, she said. He seemed to enjoy the tour of the museum and the opportunity to speak professionally with Garcia but had to cut his visit short in addition to fundraising and paleontology, he also plays soccer on Saturday afternoons. I think this could be a phase that a lot of kids go through, Julie said. But he saw [the movie] Jurassic Park when he was three and has since seen every documentary made about dinosaurs. He gets dinosaur videos for Christmas! I dont think this is a phase for Braden. It almost certainly is not. Paleontology is a full-time job, something that nine-year-old Braden already recognizes. I found a fossil of a prehistoric plant in my driveway today, he said. For information about the Paleo Preserve visit www. paleopreserver.org.

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January 12, 2012 19 SALE POLICYO u r assor t m e n t include s dis c o n t inue d m o d e l s f l oor samples, s p e cia l pur c h ases and one-of-a-kind mer c h andise Quantities a r e limited. All mer c h andise i s sold as-is and all sales a r e final. N o e x c h a nges. N o r e f unds N o C O D pur c h ases. N o holds. N o phone o r mail o r ders. Deliver y fees apply All major c r edit car d s accepted. Sorr y w e a r e una ble t o a cce p t M a c y s C r e dit Car d s .*Highland Park Fur nitur e is an authorized Licensee of Mac y s. Not all mer c h andise offer ed for sale is pro vided b y Mac y s. Stoc k A v ailability on First Come First Ser ved. Hurr y for Best Selection STORE HOURS: Mon-Fri. 10-7pm; Sat. 10-6pm; Sun 12-5Furniture & Mattress Clearance Center Brandon StoreSR-60, 1/4 mile W e st of I-75 at F a lkenburg byT WIN BED BLOWOUT! 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Remember, I do not charge any other fees beyond my commission fee WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY MORE FEES? Also, I do not charge a cancellation fee! If you are not happy with me and my services, or you need to withdraw from the listing contract early WHY SHOULD I PENALIZE YOU? REMEMBER...you are my success! If it wasnt for all of you, I would not have been able to stay in the Top Agents here in Sun City Center since 2001. I offer FREE decorating staging skills for my listings!Thank you all so much....Lexie Hagman(813)625-7710 Resolution: 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. DonovanDonovan is a great little guy and very playful too. He has shiny beautiful black fur and a playful personality. After some early health issues little Donovan has been nursed to the peak of health. Come in and see this little cat with the serious big big-cat name. Donovan is current on his shots. And as part of his adoption will be neutered, and micro chipped. DOB: October 2, 2011. Spike Spike is a laid back Lab/Chow mix. He had a loving home and owner for his entire life. Unfor tunately, his owner had to board him at his vets office while he dealt with some health issues this Spring. Spike waited almost four months for his owner to come back and get him. Sadly, the day never came and now it has been determined that there is no possibility of Spikes owner ever returning home. Spike was brought to theshelter with the hope that someone will read his story and give him a loving home for his remaining years on this earth. Spike is devastated over his loss. He cries softly in the kennel at night like a wolf. It is heart breaking! While he waits, he spends his time laying out in the sun in the play yard and mingling with the visitors. Spike is super sweet, and handsome! He seems to like the other dogs too. Sometimes he gets a little spurt of giddiness and will dance around with a big smile on his face. Shelter life is hard on a guy of his maturity. His hips get sore from the cement floors and he would gladly exchange the chaos generated by the younger dogs for a quiet corner on your couch. Wont you please consider making Spike a part of your life so his broken heart can mend? Spike is neutered, current on his shots, and housebroken. DOB: October 2, 2001 Former flight attendants to meetThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive North, Tampa on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 for a luncheon and meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight atten dants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Hillsborough County residents may contact Barbara Reed 813671-3078 or Adrienne Love, 813677-2909.DAR to meetCol. George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Florida Room of the Atrium Complex, 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. They will be having a Tea Party in celebration of the Boston Tea Party. Members, members of other DAR Chapters and anyone interested in joining are welcome. For more informa tion call Regent Beverly Engles at 633-4059. Ruskin Womans Club holds yard saleThere will be a Charity Yard Sale at the Ruskin Womens Club from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 21. There will lots of items from children/adult clothes, furniture, housewares, books, toys, hobby/craft items, collectibles, linens, electronics and lots more. There will also be baked goods for sale. If you have items that you would like to donate for the sale, contact cyndeelee2@yahoo.com with Yard Sale Donation in the subject line.South County Rose Group to meet The South County Rose Group will start the New Year with its January meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the home of Clar ence and Karen Prevatt, 5307 State Road 674, Wimauma for a rose pruning demonstration in their garden. Anyone wanting to try a hand at pruning a rose bush under the supervision of an American Rose Society Consulting Rosaria is welcome to attend. Bring a pair of clippers and gloves to protect your hands from the rose thorns. After all have had a try at pruning a rose bush or two, there will be a meal of stew beef and corn bread prepared by Clarence Prevatt, a Master Rosarian and the chief cook at the Prevatt household. Note that they are meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month rather than meeting on the usual third Sunday of the month. For direc tions call the Prevatts at 813-6341830. Marines Corps League to host chicken dinnerThe Marine Corps League Auxiliary Riverview Unit will hold a chicken dinner from 4 p.m. til 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the American Legion Post #148 located at 7240 US Hwy 301 in Riverview. The meal will consist of Baked or BBQ Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Dessert for $7 and take outs are available. This dinner is open to the public. Proceeds go to various Veterans projects. If you have any questions call Pat Skelding 813-672-1778.

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20 JANUARY 12, 2012 I would not normally expect to be thrown into a fit of pondering by someone with the nickname The Booth Babe. But then again, The Booth Babe, while probably quite attractive, is no normal booth babe (assuming there is such a thing). She is an extremely witty and smart woman who is a car show model and runs a popular, anonymous blog entitled, Do You Come With The Car?, a question she is no doubt slyly asked by men my age and older, all thinking it an original approach to a beautiful woman. Regardless, The Booth Babe did set me thinking when she tweeted:@DYCWTC The Booth Babe If God doesnt give a about children starving and being raped, Im pretty sure he really doesnt give a about football.Im reasonably sure that tweet was in response to the weird attention given to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow being a Christian. My first response was that I highly doubt that God does much care about football. My second response was, who does care enough to get involved in what should be a non-controversy and why is a quarterbacks religion even fodder for discussion? My third response was, embarrassingly enough, why are children starving and being raped? For the entirety of my life, Ive tended towards an optimistic view on things. Ive long thought that people, deep down inside at least, are generally good. Ive always No good deed...Im beginning to think my life is a circus. On the very day a column I had written about how good I thought 2012 would be landed on driveways, everything I took for granted in life was shaken. In the end, things turned out OK but I suddenly find myself in need of a vacation (hello Boss!).MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net believed that doing good things for others has rewards, perhaps not materially but for my own heart and soul. But last week, I started to wonder if indeed no good deed goes unpunished. Both my wife Michelle and I are among those people who tend to roll down their windows and slip a dollar or two into the hands of panhandlers. I try not to judge or assume I know the circumstances that lead to panhandling, I just assume that if they are so far down the ladder of life they need to ask for a handout, then Ill provide it at least in small increments. In other words, if they are desperate enough to ask, who am I to judge them? After all, there but for the grace of God go I. A phrase which, by the way, was uttered 500 years ago by John Bradford as he watched an inmate being led to the gallows while Bradford was imprisoned for being a Protestant. Two months ago, my wife Michelle and I tried to help two young people. While some good did come from it, the result was disastrous. Our help quickly became a handout that was only making the situation worse. By helping, we were not making it easy for our guests to help themselves. We were making it possible for them to be slugs when the reality was they needed to be working their tails off to prepare for some serious responsibility that was rapidly closing in on them. On their last full day as guests in our home, they did something irresponsible. It was seemingly minor, but it ended up as something with the potential to endanger our neighbors and completely devastate our lives. Until that day, I had no idea how fragile our existence really is. I dont care how comfortable you feel or how wealthy you are, security is an illusion and it really doesnt take much to destabilize everything in your life. In the end, we clearly werent doing our guests any favors and we did not have any right to impinge upon our neighbors. As things tumbled down into a seemingly serious mess last week, I was left to wonder, does any good deed go unpunished?I dont believe God helped the Denver Broncos win a football game because Im reasonably certain there were people in Pittsburgh equally as devout as Tebow (including Steelers safety Troy Polamalu) and some may well have been praying for their team to win (OK, that Tebow passed for exactly 316 yards (John 3:16, Tebows favorite Bible verse) may show that God has a sense of humor). I also dont believe that God allows children to starve and be raped. People let it happen; they make it happen. And then, there are people who try to stop it or change it. If God is helping anyone, He is helping those who try to stop or change it. Just as our guests should not have expected a handout from us, I dont think we should expect a handout from God. If we really want to stop children from starving and being raped, there are the means on this earth to make it stop. We just have to decide to do it and appreciate that it wont necessarily be easy. Over the past two months, I have gained some cynicism and it was probably needed. Ill still roll down my window to stuff a dollar or two into someones hand just not so frequently. I have no right to judge, but that doesnt mean I have no right to decide what looks to be the better cause for my dollars. I now know that sometimes the best way to help people is to help them help themselves. Sometimes. Not always.In the end, God didnt save John Bradford. On July 1, 1555, he was burned at the stake. Most importantly, he didnt expect God to save him. Instead he asked for forgiveness from those he had wronged and offered forgiveness to those who wronged him. He then offered words of cheer to the man who was tied to the stake with him. Everyone involved in that event are long dead now, but Bradfords words remain. I now know that nearly any horrific tale I read about could well be mine. Life is indeed fragile and there but for the grace of God go Mitch Traphagen. Upon finishing this column, I am going to donate to the fund that was set up for Diego Duran, the boy from Ruskin who was shot in the head by so-called celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve. It could have been any of us; falling bullets have been known to injure people even inside of homes. That it happened to a smart and happy young man with his entire life ahead of him simply made it all the more tragic. While God may help those who help themselves, I think He does that sometimes by sending people, and not through an elaborate carnival act involving a giant hand reaching from the heavens to stop a bullet. Perhaps its true that no good deed goes unpunished, but Id rather die like Bradford, with my integrity and principles intact, than as the person who ordered him put to death or as the person who fired that gun into the air on New Years Eve. Regardless of any faith or lack thereof, you still have to live with yourself, after all. Yeah, Im a little more cynical, but in the end, where do you want to live? In the land where its every man for himself, or in the place where people rush to the aid of someone legitimately in need? I still choose the latter.

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Enjoying a portion-controlled treat is a good way to indulge without overdoing it. 16 JANUARY 12, 2012 212012 RESOLUTION: Eat More Citrus A healthy lifestyle doesnt have to mean nibbling on bland fare. With strategic substitutions and smart snacking tips, you can still enjoy some favorite foods without compromising your nutritional goals. Eating healthy means enjoying a broad variety of foods and including carbs, protein and fat in your diet, says one of the countrys most recognized sports dietitians, Leslie Bonci, who consults for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Milwaukee Brewers and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With smart food swaps and tricks that add nutrients and flavor, Bonci can help you enjoy eating well without the extra pounds. Stay hydrated. If you are on the go, drink cold water it leaves your stomach and gets to the muscles faster, thus doing a better job of hydrating your body. Also, try swapping some of the foods on your menu for ones with liquid: Foods such as cold soups, many fruits, vegetables and applesauce take up more room in the stomach and can help keep you full longer. Consider making satisfying salads with grains like bulgur or brown rice, which also absorb a lot of liquid. Allow yourself some indulgences. Enjoying foods you love is important to long-term success, and making smart choices doesnt mean sacrificing treats. Just opt for products that provide portion control and good calorie count. A pre-packaged better-for-you options like the ones from Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods is a great choice. All of the Weight Watchers sweet baked treats have 4 to 5 grams of fiber, contributing to your daily fiber requirements; and few people actually get the daily fiber requirement of 20 to 35 grams. Also, the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods have no trans fat and are good on the go. I enjoy them as part of my morning and afternoon snacks or as an easy, sensible dessert. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com/sensiblefoods. Taste the rainbow. Eating a variety of colorful foods increases the nutrient richness of your diet, contributes to your daily fluid requirements and provides carbohydrates for fuel. Heres a quick rundown of the colors you should look for: Dark green: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and romaine are great sources of vitamin K for bone and eye health. Orange: Peaches, nectarines and cantaloupe contain natural carotenoid pigments for lung and skin health. Yellow: This is corn time, folks, and corn is a great source of lutein for eye health. Red: Tomatoes offer vitamin C and lycopene. Deep red or purple: Plums, cherries and berries all boost heart health. Get creative with natures bounty. When you grill, think beyond protein. Grill vegetables and fruit, or add chopped pineapple or mango to salsa to top fish or chicken. Seek balance. Fuel your body on a regular basis and include foods from each macronutrient group every time you sit down to eat. That means carbohydrate-, proteinand fat-containing foods. Try to divide your plate this way: a bit less than half of your plate for fruit and vegetables, one third for lean protein (beef, pork, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy, eggs or soy foods) and the remainder for grains (pasta, rice or bulgur). Dont omit fat just use a little to enhance flavor. Olive oil, nuts or a thin spread of nut butter are all good choices. If you really want that ice cream or that glass of wine, have it instead of the grain, not in addition. Forget bland condiments. If you want to eat better, spice things up. Healthful spices include cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and oregano. You can use spices to add flavor to your dishes or drinks while cutting the amount of calorie-rich ingredients such as oil and sugar. Try mixing spices, citrus and fresh herbs to perk up any vegetarian fare. Be prepared with portable snacks. It can be hard to eat better when you travel, so keep handy a survival kit that includes nonperishable protein and carbohydrate-containing foods. If you are a busy parent on-the-go or work long hours, throw some of these snacks in your bag to avoid fast-food restaurants and vending machines. A few good options: Foods with protein jerky, packs of tuna or salmon requiring no can opener, roasted soy nuts, seeds and small cans of bean dip with a pop-top for easy opening. Carbohydrate-containing foods packs of oatmeal, prepackaged cereal and homemade trail mix. Put your fork down between bites and chew. Feel the texture, notice the flavors, and savor the food. Preparing foods that require chewing harder will give you more time to eat and allow your brain to register you are full. It takes at least 20 minutes after eating for your stomach to tell your brain that it is full, but most of us finish a meal in 10 minutes. Give your stomach time to catch up to your brain by slowing down your eating. It will take longer to finish a meal, leaving less time for a second helping.Nutrition Tips Smart Advice from Sports Dietitian Leslie Bonci

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22 JANUARY 12, 2012 Now Open To The PublicEvery SaturdayTours at 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.13910 Seminole Trail WimaumaAdults: $15and under: $7.50 Seniors (65+): $10 (3 and under FREE)Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Members enter free with newsletter voucherElmirasWildlife.org (941) 776-8975info@elmiraswildlife.org $2 OffAdult tour with this ad the directors have calculated that annual sales would generate a minimum of $360,000 per year or more than enough revenue to handle a debt service of about $306,000 (principal payment and interest) on the loan each year. The total interest amount paid over the decade would be about $650,000. In other words, the renewed campus ultimately would cost the CA a total of $3.65 million. It is on this basis that James P. Hines, Jr., a partner in the Tampa and SCC law firm of Hines Norman Hines, P.L., examined $500 and the $100 estoppel fee adds more than $2,100 to the cost of a home now, exceeding the $1,800 due at closing in 2011, she asserted. Its a situation that especially hurts older residents anxious to sell in order to relocate to assisted living or move closer to family as stamina diminishes and health fails, she added. Von Bargen, who described herself as very conservative, wondered aloud what would happen if calamity struck and there were no sales. The others, though, echoed Nancy Stanton, Realtor associated with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises, who pointed out that in order to attract 50 and 60-year-olds the baby boomers to 50-year-old SCC to purchase homes already well established, some polishing is required. Sun City Center has so much to offer, she said, but its looking a little tired. We need to update in order to compete with others (communities). In the long run, she added, the proposed building program is likely to enhance property values. Cohen agreed that SCC is looking a little dated and that the new buildings will lend an air of modernization to the community. He specifically noted the proposed caf with wine and sports bar on the Atrium plaza and likened it to the very popular facility at Kings Points South Clubhouse. Younger and younger people are buying and they want such amenities, he asserted. Stanton, too, predicted the caf would become a gathering place particularly attractive to baby boomers sizing up the community as their retirement home. These potential homebuyers, she suggested, do not have the interest in golf that the previous generation of retirees did. Connolly, too, called the proposed caf a good idea providing a place to congregate that has been lacking on the north side of the community. She questioned, however, the perception that the new buildings would update or modernize the Central Campus appearance. They dont quite have a 2000 look; more like the s, she said. Kaukonen emphasized the importance of first impressions. This year, 2012, already is promising to be a very good sales year, he said. But, Valencia Lakes, SouthShore Falls, The Villages all have wonderful visitor centers, he asserted, suggesting that to be in the resale game, SCC now needs something of the same caliber. Asked for his view of the payas-you-go approach to eventually acquiring more campus assets and more community use space, Ed Barnes, CA president, said its entirely possible, too possible, that stringing the building program out for 10 years would cost more. As the recession lifts and business is stimulated, construction costs are going to rise, he noted, and then what was saved in interest will be eaten up or exceeded by the price of the delayed construction. The time to undertake this project is now when market conditions favor both low cost construction and low cost lending. Quite possibly, its the only best time well have. Barnes also pointed to another aspect. If the capital improvements are done in a piece meal fashion, different future CA boards will have to contend with the planning, permitting, construction, oversight, payment arrangements, temporary relocations, furnishings and all the other related functions each time a piece of the building program is undertaken, he emphasized. I think its far better to handle the project as a whole now rather than burden future volunteer boards with the not-yet-fulfilled expectations. And if a major catastrophe should occur of Japanese Tsunami proportions and no one moved to Florida and the market collapsed and the capital improvement fund depleted, Barnes concluded, wed have problems much worse and concerns much greater than the bank loan. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Closure in 2011 was staved off when a cap on the facilitys inmate population was raised to allow nearly 500 inmates to be housed there, thereby decreasing the states per-inmate costs. The inmate population increase was the result of cooperative efforts by Sen. Ronda Storms, whose district includes HCI, and the Hillsborough County Commission. However, another budget crunch now confronts the 2012 legislature convening in Tallahassee this week for its annual session. A combination of circumstances including the lingering recession and reduced revenues signal a significant budget shortfall that legislators must address. Historically, lawmakers most frequent response is to slash costs. As a direct result, HCI volunteers, staff and other concerned South County citizens now are watching Prison roof repair PHOTO COURTESY OF JANET SMITHThis check changing hands (above) represents a $5,000 donation from the Hadley and Helen Hill Fund administered under the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center for a roofing project at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution near Balm. Evelyn Lunsford (left), foundation grants chairman, presented the contribu tion to Janet Smith (right), a volunteer and strong advocate for the faith-based, character-building prison for women.and listening carefully for any signs the facility again is at risk of closure, Smith indicated. No appointments have been made yet in the state capital on behalf of HCI, she said, adding that advocates for the prison are poised to spring into action. Meanwhile, the bad roof over Dorm K, which also lacks heat and air conditioning, will continue to leak without any timeline in place for making repairs, Smith acknowledged. Several area lawmakers have stated publicly in recent weeks that because the two legislative bodies will be occupied first with the thorny issues of redistricting, budget matters could be postponed to a special session following the customary annual assembly. That could leave HCIs fate unknown and any action on roof repairs until March or later. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC building program Attorney James Hines, Jr. Real Estate Broker Gary KaukonenAgreement gives CA acreage for building program Sun City Centers Community Association and CLUBLINK Enterprises Limited, current owner of several of the retirement centers golf courses, have executed an agreement giving the community a small slice of an unused course. According to a Letter of Intent signed by representatives of both organizations on December 30, 2011, and obtained by The Observer, the Canada-based resort golf course operator is giving the CA five acres from the 9th hole of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course. The acreage will extend the communitys Central Campus to the north, allowing adjustment of building sites in the capital improvements program now under consideration and therefore leaving untouched a portion of the lawn bowling greens formerly earmarked for construction. In exchange, the CA agreed to waive permanently its rights of first refusal as outlined in the 1984 Agreement in connection with any proposed sale of the North Lakes and Sandpiper courses. The CA also agreed not to stage or fund any objections to development of the North Lakes property by ClubLink and the course owner agreed to abide by community age and membership restrictions, should it develop the property for another use. The association, in addition, agreed to waive any prohibition to public play on the courses as well as agreed to several other lesser considerations for ClubLink. CA President Ed Barnes pointed out that the CA has not exercised its right of refusal although it has had several opportunities to do so over the years and would not be likely to do so in the future. Barnes also noted the CA has no control over how any developer maintains the North Lakes course. Any resident complaints about maintenance of the former golf course must continue to be handled through Hillsborough Countys Code Enforcement just as they have been in the past. The Community Association, he emphasized, has not given away any control because it never had such control.the financing from the residents vantage point. In a letter to the CA, Hines pointed out that The Association and its members are legally not the same. Even though the CA imposes membership dues and can obtain liens if those dues are not paid, it still is and remains a separate legal entity, Hines emphasized. And payment of member dues, required regardless of any building program, does not mean members legally own the association nor does voting input mean members are personally liable for a CA loan. Consequently, the attorney continued, CA members would not be responsible for any loan taken by the association. For a CA member to incur any personal liability for a CA debt such as the building loan, the member would have to agree in writing by signing a promissory note or personal guaranty, he added. A lender involved in an arrangement such as the proposed loan is not going to seek or require any such commitment from members, Hines said. Similarly, the loan would have no legal impact on CA members homes such as clouding their titles if it were not repaid, he noted. Members homes are not pledged as collateral and could not be seized, then sold to satisfy the debt because the lender would have no such authority. Hines also asserted that, under Florida law, CA member homeowners would not be obligated to disclose the CA loan when selling their homes. After all, he said, (A) the seller is not personally responsible for the repayment of the loan and (B) the lender will not hold a mortgage on the sellers home. As an analogy, Hines cited the common situation involving a church and its membership. When a church obtains a loan, its members are not personally liable for the debt, he said. CA members will not be co-signers if the CA obtains a construction loan and, he summed up, Association members will not incur any potential liability to the lender, to the Internal Revenue Service, or to any other entity, as a result of the Association obtaining a loan. Most local Realtors contacted by The Observer also see the proposed financing as more advantageous than not. Jay Sparkman, of Sparkman Marshall Realty Inc., noted its the way things get done, adding the financing plan would not mortgage the future. Richard Cohen, managing broker at Prudential Florida Realty, termed the loan financing the best way. And, Gary Kaukonen, broker in the Keller Williams Realty Sun City Center office, called the financing plan a result of good business sense promising community assets that are needed now. On the other hand, Marge Connolly, broker at A1 Connection Realty, admitted she had concerns about creating the indebtedness and would have preferred a plan that called for building in increments as monies accumulating in the capital improvement fund became available. She allowed, however, that she did not see the $300 added to the first-time buyer transfer fee as any drag on home sales. Its all in how its presented, the veteran Realtor noted. Her business partner, Marion Von Bargen, was the only Realtor contacted who foresees the fee increase potentially driving away buyers. The one-time $1500 fee for the first time buyer, coupled with two CA dues payments topping

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January 12, 2012 23 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com Resolution: Begin a New Hobby FISH TALESNew laws for 2012We have another new law this week. No hammerhead or tiger shark can be fished in Florida waters. If you hook onto one, dont keep it, as it is now illegal. Another report this week of 440 deaths last year of manatees. This was the second largest yearly death. We didnt have that much cold weather, and had many restricted zones. It is believed that many were killed by motor boat blades. South zone trout season started Jan. 1 with a lot of happy anglers fishing for their favorite fish. Anglers can keep four trout per day, with one of your four being more than 20. If you catch one 22 or larger, it is best to release them, as at this size they are more than likely female and are full of roe. I asked several anglers where they caught their trout and found that they were in the shallows and flats on warmer days. Colder days they were in water as deep as 4 feet. Bait for trout varied between anglers. Live shrimp was the most popular. Others were using bright colored lures and jigs. Use your light tackle rigs for trout. Trout is an excellent tablefare, most often fried. A Southern tradition is fried trout and eggs and biscuits for breakfast. Sheepshead have wandered from the docks to deeper waters. Many anglers were chasing schools of sheepshead offshore. This fish can be cooked in various different ways. It is a lean, white meat fish, which is great baked, boiled, fried, or flaked into salads. Schools of cobia are circling around our waterways. A group of anglers spent hours fighting their catches, finding upon landing that none were large enough for legal catches. Cobia must measure 33 for a keeper, and all these anglers caught were from 29 to 30. They had a great time with their catches, but felt a little disappointed upon all releases. I have reports of tripletail catches around the buoys and shady spots. They were caught on live shrimp. Average weight is five pounds. Some refer to them as black perch, or sea perch. I would say that food value is poor. Legal catch is 15 with 2 per person. Gag grouper season is closed. Would you believe that the waterways are full of them? Some are having a great time catching and releasing. If you want a day of action, return to the same rock spot the next day and keep catching and releasing. Not all of the kingfish have left our waters. Reports came in this week about some big kingfish roaming around waiting for some food. Flounder have come alive in the cooler weather, with many catches By Jonie Maschek being made not only around docks and piers, but out in the deeper waterways. This fish is a flat fish with one eye. When first you see it, you wonder if to keep it or throw it back. It is one of the best food value fish for those who like lean, white, boneless fish. This time of the year most bait fish have traveled along to warmer waters, but we have had mild warm weather and many have come back traveling along with the mullet. Some have been using squid and sardines successfully for bait. Amberjack are schooling along with the birds in pursuit. Many boats are zipping across the bay following the schools. Since our waterways now have heavy boat traffic, be careful and watch out for others. Mangrove snapper are still hanging around our waterways waiting for some live shrimp. This is a fun fish to catch. Average weight is seven pounds. Legal size is 10 and 5 per person per day. I will be guest speaking at the Kings Point Fishing Club annual meeting next Wednesday evening. This is one of the most active fishing clubs in the area. They know how to fish and have fun. Have a great fishing week and remember: always fish with a buddy. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.One of the most disappointing statistics in boating is that 70% of all boaters involved in on-water accidents never took a boating class. Ive been boating my whole life. or I go out only during the day is a typical rationale, as if boating accidents happen only at night. Many boaters have one days experience a hundred times over. They have not experienced the one situation yet that they are not prepared for. As in many accidents, it was a situation they had not anticipated. Sudden fog. A boat approaching at high speed. Throttle malfunction. Sudden illness or falling overboard. A Safe Boating class gives a boater the basic tools to handle these unforeseen events by being both educated and prepared. Experienced boaters find that their experience on the water is magnified many times over when it is coupled with formal boating education. About Boating Safely is a beginner boating course that can save boaters money, increase skill confidence and make for relaxing and safe boating excursions. Topics include: types of boats, boating law, boating safety equipment, weather and tides, knots, docking, types of buoys, sound signals, trailering, leaving and returning. The seminars are held in 3 manageable segments of 3 hours each over a 2 week period. The 3 sessions will be held on Jan. 12, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 from 7 10 PM overlooking the water at Tampa Sailing Squadron. The first two sessions are instructional and the third session for reviewing and testing. This boating course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete the class About Boating Safely. More importantly the course will make you a more knowledgeable and more confident boat operator. Cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference manual. Call Guy Mandigo for reservations and information at 641-2488.Sign up for a safe boating classState Fair releases new iPhone appThe Florida State Fair is always looking for ways to help improve a guests experience. They are pleased to announce that available now on the iTunes store, they are offering their Florida State Fair App to anyone with an iPhone or iPad for free. This interactive app will provide users with a multimedia rich experience during their visit to the Florida State Fair. This application features the find my car application that will record where you parked your car with the touch of a button. This will be useful to fair goers that have enjoyed a long day of rides and entertainment, and arent sure where they parked their cars. Other features include an event schedule and integrated map feature that shows where you are, and also where highlighted enter tainment will be at what time. With just the touch of a finger, the app will send you a reminder fifteen minutes before the event gets underway. Plans to release the Android counterpart is in the works, and will be released on the Android Marketplace in the coming weeks. For more information visit http:// www.floridastatefair.com/. They look forward to seeing you at The Best Time of the Year.South Bay Hospital presents Age of ChampionsOn Jan. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, South Bay Hospital will be sponsoring a screening of the documen tary film Age of Champions. The film follows a group of athletes, ranging from ages 60 to 100, that are chasing gold at the National Senior Games. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the movie will begin at noon. Free lunch and free health screenings will be provided. Seating is lim ited, so be sure to call 1-888-6851595 to make your reservation or for more information. Post-Polio Group announces new meeting place and timeThe Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group will now meet the 3rd Thursday of the month, January thru May at Dennys on S.R.. 674 at noon for a luncheon meeting. Pay for lunch on your own and share ideas with fellow Polio sur vivors. The group also meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Sun City Caf just off S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. For more information call Pam Vogelsang at 642-8707.Dance the night awayThe public is invited to dance the night away to the sounds of Thor Stevens from 7 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Freedom Plaza Retirement Community, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. Good fun and entertainment will be had by all. For more information call 813634-1824

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24 January 12, 2012 Pray More 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 A ship is safe in a harbor, but that is not what a ship is for. Ralph Helverson Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study Redeemer Women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 beginning with coffee and cookies at 9:30 a.m. Following a devotion and short business meeting, those women who are interested will car pool to Steppin Stone Farm for a tour. Steppin Stone Farm provides a Christian program for at risk teenage girls and was the presentation for the November meeting. All Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Southside Baptist feeds the hungrySouthside Baptist Church, 4208 US Hwy 41, S, approximately 4 miles south of College Ave. in Ruskin, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry. Hot meals will be served every Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Call 813-645-4085 for more information.Celebrate Valentines DayThe community is invited to the United Community Church for a Valentine Party be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Great Hall of the church at 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Caz and Terry will entertain with their Nashville style and Light Show. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased following the 10 a.m. service on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon. in the Narthex or at the door the night of the event. For more information call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl at 634-7062. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Resolution:Enjoy the cinemaAt last! Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., Sun City Center, re-commences their monthly cinema celebration at 5 p.m. on the last Saturday of this month, Jan. 28. They will be offering the film -a very intriguing one -Courageous. If you have previously been to their presentations, you know what a great evening it will be as the movie is only half the fun. During intermission break, they also present a marvelous buffet of home prepared goodies by their ladies -absolutely delectable -and there is no charge for any of the above (popcorn, too!). In February, they will be looking forward to their Valentine Party. Baked goods enjoyedThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present popular gospel singer James McDuffy in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the church sanctuary. McDuffy will be singing several well-known gospel selections as well as Ole Man River and Unforgettable. This concert is the first of several over the next few months that are part of the churchs Thank God Its Variety concert series. The next concert on Friday, Jan. 27 James McDuffy belts out a gospel song.James McDuffy to perform at United Methodist Churchwill be local favorite Phil Provenzano and the Jazz Xperience which will be the first of a special threeconcert series of jazz events to be held on the fourth Friday of each month, January through March. The TGIV series includes classical, barbershop, choral music and theater in addition to gospel and church music, A donation of just $5 is requested at the door. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539. Ordinary people accomplish extraordinary thingsSouthside Baptist Church will host Kirk and Patti Lytle presenting excerpts from Together again... for the very first time. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Together again... for the very first time, written by Kirk and Patti, is an entertaining, inspirational walk through the Hall of Faith. Historically accurate, the program captures the personalities of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things during the twenty centuries of Christianity. Dramatic scenes, sprinkled with humor, along with music from the era, combine to create touching insights into decisive moments in the lives of some of the best-loved saints. The result is a highly entertaining history of the Church from a very personal vantage point. In this presentation, Kirk and Patti will portray the life of Fanny Crosby, a blind woman who was the most prolific hymn writer in history, and the story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, missionaries to Ecuador. A love offering will be accepted For more information call 813645-4085.Brandon Methodist offers Sunday dinnerMembers of the First United Methodist Church of Brandon are on a mission to help the needy in their community by offering a free meal every Sunday evening. The Community Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Social Hall (the rust-colored building that runs along the large grassy area) at First United Methodist Church of Brandon. The church is located at 120 North Knights Avenue in Brandon, Florida which is one block north of SR60 between Kings and Parsons. For more information about this program, contact Vicki Harrison at 813-689-4161.

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January 12, 2012 25 Southside Baptist Churchwill host Kirk & Patti Lytle presenting excerpts fromSunday, January 15, 2012 at 6 p.m.Together Again... For The Very First Time813-645-40854208 US Hwy 41 S. (4 miles south of 674 ) Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Be thankful for my blessings 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. 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 10:30 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 Area Obituaries Resolution:Beverly Dehnke BrunnerBeverly Brunner, 88, died December 23, 2011 at Pepper Family Hospice and Palliative Care following a short illness from a stroke. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Glenn. Also surviving are children Dr. Robert Rein (Kathleen), Denise Rein Windham (Gene), step children David Brunner (Susan), Robert Brunner (Cindy) and Karen Brunner DiTommaso (Daniel). Beverly also has 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Beverly in death was her father, Willard Dehnke, mother Mildred, step mother Elsie, husband William Rein and step daughter, Linda Brunner Symons. Beverly worked as an RN for various doctors and hospitals in the Detroit and Marquette, MI areas. Her specialty was an operating room nurse, but towards the end of her nursing career Beverly was a Hospice nurse where she helped start a Hospice unit at Sacred Heart hospital in Eau Claire, WI. This is what she liked most about nursing. Beverly was very active in her church serving as prayer chain member, bible study and womens group leader. Beverly had been a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian church for a number of years before moving to Michigan. She was active in square and traditional dancing. Beverly also did tai chi as an exercise for her mind and body. Memorial donations may be made to Pepper Family Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois.E. Louise SchreiberE. Louise Schreiber, 100, of Sun City Center, passed away January 6, 2012 at the LifePath Hospice House in Ruskin. She had been a resident of Sun City Center since 1980. Her husband, R. Paul Schreiber, predeceased her in 1994. She had been a resident of the State of Michigan for her lifetime prior to becoming a Florida resident. She is survived by her beloved family; son, Allen E. Demarest (Rosalie) of Clare, Michigan and Sun City Center, Florida; daughter, Eunice M. Agnello of Sun City Center, Florida; daughter, Jane Bottomley (Douglas) of Kalamazoo, Michigan; daughter, Carolyn Wiliamson (Jack) of Hurst, Texas; and son; Ray Schreiber (Lynn) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. Upcoming womens studies at South Bay ChurchRIVERVIEW The Womens Ministry of South Bay Church invites women of the community to two extensive studies beginning next Tuesday, January 17. The first program, entitled James Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore, will be offered at a morning class Tuesday, January 17, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., and repeated on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. There is a workbook available for $15 to coincide with the study. The second class, also beginning January 17, is Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend. It will begin at 7 p.m. A workbook is available for $11. Both studies are nine weeks long and childcare is available by reservation and a $5 donation per family. To register for either study, and to reserve childcare, call South Bay Church at 677-0721 or register online at www.SouthBay. cc, click on Ministries and scroll to Women. Along with the above study series, join other women for Crop Till You Drop, a scrapbooking class beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 3. Bring your photos and supplies, or purchase supplies onsite. A $10 donation for the class will go toward the churchs youth camp. The church is located at 13498 U.S. Hwy. 301, Riverview, FL 33578 (just south of Big Bend Road).Universalists share paths of discovery SCC Unitarian Universalists Fellowship presents Jeanne Danek. who will address UU Epipha nies. Several local members will discuss their life journeys and how they found their church homes in the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship. This program will help members get to know one another on a different level. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb E., Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 8136332349.God is closer than you think Do you wish you had a closer relationship with God? What would be different in your life? St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will be exploring God is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg for six weeks beginning now through February 15, 2012. The format is based on a DVD that will take the audience through discovering their feelings and where they want to be with God. You may sign up by calling the church at 813634-1252 or by emailing Dotty Guerrera at dguerrera@tampabay. rr.com. There is a participants book available for $10 that can be purchased at the first class. Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood holds their February meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The guest lec turer will be Dr. Cathy Hoffman, Clinical Director of Sensible Medicine, and founder of the Hoffman Clinic. The Clinics goal is to provide the best care possible by offering the very best of Eastern and Western doctrines. Her experience has spanned over 35 years. She is a certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Refreshments served.Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30New classes offered at Community Church CollegeDiscover a great way to begin your New Year. The Community Church College is beginning a new semester with great new classes, exciting tours. The classes are ninety minutes weekly for six weeks running Feb. 20,2012 to March 29. The cost is $25 for the Tampa General Hospital Series. In all, There are 42 classes, five trips and tours plus the hospital series. The classes are held at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. Open registration is Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. You may register early online at www: 4lifelearning.org. Late registration is available Feb. 1 thru the first week of classes in the college office, Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to noon. The College office is closed on Friday. Catalogs are available in the church narthex, college office, Sun City Center Library, South Shore Regional Library and in professional offices. Is it time to train the dog, learn to operate your new camera, IPhone or I-Pad? How about Baseball Then & Now, review Keys To Healthy Aging and Living a Long Healthy Life? For more information, contact the College office at 813-634-8607.

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26 January 12, 2012As 2011 draws to a close, prepare to ring in the new year with skin-saving resolutions suggested by The Skin Cancer Foundation. From seeing a dermatologist, to ending your tanning routine and practicing sun protection as a way of life, here are five ways to adopt healthy skin habits next year: 1. Make Sun Protection Part of Your Daily Routine Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are caused by the suns harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is something to be concerned about on a daily basis. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the following sun safety tips: Seek the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Do not burn. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UVblocking sunglasses. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/ UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. 2. Examine your skin, head-totoe, every month. While self-exams shouldnt replace the important annual skin exam performed by a physician, they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer. If you notice any change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. To find out more about how to perform self-examination and spot a potential skin cancer, visit www. SkinCancer.org. 3. See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. Skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer, is also the most treatable cancer when detected early. The survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99 percent. The survival rate falls to 15 percent for those with advanced disease. An annual full-body skin exam performed by a dermatologist is essential. 4. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. For indoor tanners, no New Years resolution will be as important as a vow to stay away from tanning salons. Tanners may think all they are getting is a bronze glow, but that change in skin tone is a sign of skin damage and may lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. While it is true that melanoma risk can increase by 74 percent for frequent tanners, new research finds that those who make just four visits to a tanning booth per year can increase their risk for melanoma by 11 percent, and their risk for the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, by 15 percent. The more time a person has spent tanning, the higher the risk of skin cancer. 5. Keep Your Skin Glowing and Healthy Glowing skin can be achieved without tanning. Expert dermatologists say that proper cleansing, morning and night, is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, natural glow. In the morning, if you use a vitamin C serum, put it on after cleansing your skin. Then apply a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, followed by makeup. If you exfoliate, do it after cleansing in the evening. For more tips from dermatologists on taking care of your skin, visit the Go With Your Own Glow section of skincancer. org. For more information call Carla Barry-Austin 212-725-5641 or visit cbarryaustin@skincancer.org ; Becky Wiley 646-583-7988; rwiley@skincancer.org)New Years Resolutions From The Skin Cancer Foundation:The Hillsborough County Health Department understands the importance of affordable, accessible diabetes self management education and is pleased to announce the launch of Manage Your Diabetes, a free diabetes self management education program open to adult residents with a diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetes is a growing problem in Hillsborough County. From 2007 to 2010, the proportion of people with diabetes in the county increased from 7% to 11.7%. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications including kidney disease, amputation, blindness, nervous system damage and heart disease. Diabetes self management education programs incorporate education, support and facilitates the development of problem solving and coping skills which can lead to improvements in self-care behaviors. Improved self-care leads to better outcomes, fewer diabetesrelated complications, hospitalizations, deaths and an improved quality of life for the individual with diabetes. Manage Your Diabetes is designed to empower the person with diabetes to better manage their condition. The program is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education and is led by a Certified Diabetes Educator or licensed health care provider. Classes are free and meet one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Classes will be offered in areas of the county with the least amount of affordable opportunities for diabetes self management education and/or offered in areas with higher than average death rates related to diabetes. See below for a listing of class times and locations:Ruskin-Ruskin Branch Library 26 Dickman Dr. S.E. Ruskin, FL 33570 Meets Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17 and runs through Mar. 6. Sun City Center Community Association 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Meets Wednesdays from 3:304:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 18 and runs through Mar. 7. Interested residents should contact the Hillsborough County Health Department at 813-3078071 ext. 7107 for more information or to register.Free diabetes self management classes offeredYou can tell by the smiles on the faces of (left to right): Bonnie Johnson, Anna Tyler, Margaret Janey, Thelma Crosby, Pauline Testerman, Wilma Wells, and Ellouase Forte that they thoroughly enjoy their weekly date at McDonalds. Fellowship offered every TuesdayUnlike the men of the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church who meet only once a month at Dennys, the girls hate to miss their time of extra curricular fellowship on Tuesday every week, and welcome all who care to join them.New Year brings weight loss resolutions Start 2012 in a positive way by joining Weight Watchers. They meet every Thursday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Free registration and huge promotions. For more information email Sandy at samt1995@yahoo.com. The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of gardening classes for January and February, 2012. If you cannot attend one of these fabulous classes, keep reading for information on other ways to obtain gardening information. Registration instructions Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. For workshops that require a fee, please make checks payable to Friends of Extension. Register in advance online via our website at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-722-4524 for all workshops. January, 2012 Extension master gardener plant id tour at Desoto National Memorial/ Riverview Point Preserve: Jan. 14 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through DeSoto National Memorial and Riverview Point Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Extension master gardener plant id tour at Emerson Point Preserve: Jan. 21 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through Emerson Point Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Extension master gardener plant id tour @ robinson preserve: Jan. 22 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through Robinson Preserves salt marshes to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Cooking with herbs: Jan. 25 ( 2-4 p.m.) Presented by Samantha Kennedy, Extension Agent. Throw that salt shaker away! Learn about different kinds of herbs and how to use them to spice up your life! Topics include selecting, drying, storing, and meal preparation. Smart landscape planning and care: Jan. 25 ( 1:30-4:30 p.m.) Presented by Elissa Mirabelli, Horticulture Program Assistant. This class satisfies the landscape portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program. Learn practical design tips, landscape pitfalls, garden chores, hardscape choices, texture combinations and remedies for difficult areas. Should you need identification of a plant, arrive early to class and bring a branch with leaves (and ideally with flower or seed). Manatee countys certified master naturalist habitat tour @ flatford swamp: Jan. 28 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour with Lisa Hickey, Certified Master Naturalist Instructor. Be adventurous and slog through a wetland habitat slough. Wetlands and freshwater habitats are vital natural systems that filter pollutants before it reaches our surface and groundwater supply, support many wildlife species, and are diminishing every year. Located in eastern Manatee County at 39450 Taylor Road, Myakka City. Warm winter annuals: Jan. 31 ( 7-7:30 p.m.) Presented by Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent. A brief introduction will be given showing residents how our childrens educational garden was converted to a sensory garden for impaired children. The introduction will be followed by a showing of wonderful winter annuals to color your landscape beds. Location: Longboat Key Garden Club 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat KeyManatee County offers classes Write your life storyIf youve resolved that this is the year that you will write about your family history but you dont really know how to begin, its time to join Joan Shallecks popular class at Hillsborough Community College/SouthShore in Ruskin called Write Your Life Story. In this eight week course, students write about the important milestones in their lives, describing childhood events, educational and career choices, greatest influences, parents and siblings, romances and proudest achievements. You will learn how to create stories that your heirs will actually read using literary devices so that the stories will be entertaining as well as truthful. This non-credit course attracts people of all ages and writers are pledged to hold all that they hear in class in strict confidence. The course runs 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays from Feb. 3 through March 30. Registration is limited and can be done on-line at HCCContinuingEd.com and click on Lifelong Learning or by calling for more information 813-259-6010. Be good to myself and others Resolution: 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrated Dr. Cameron and Grace Bacon of Kings Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on December 16, 1961 at Dresserville Church in New York. They have three children, Ken, Mary Beth and Becky. They are also the proud grandparents of Karie, Katelyn, Kayla and Dalton. An anniversary party and renewing of vows ceremony was held at the Kings Point Clubhouse with theirfamily and friends. Dr. Cameron and Grace BaconFun Brigade celebrates New YearThe Fun Brigade of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue celebrated the New Year by hosting a pot luck dinner at noon on New Years Day. It was a fun filled and meaningful event to start the New Year by enjoying a meal and fellowship with church family. A great time was had by all. Members of Fun Brigade enjoying pot luck dinner.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 312 ESTATE SALES JANUAR Y 12, 2012 MARINE400 105 PERSONAL We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE THE CHAKRA CENTERWith purchase of 3 or more sessions, 10% discount on select merchandise. Spiritual Books, Gifts & Learning 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Look for signs behind CVS Drugs in Sun City CenterPSYCHIC ARTS FAIRSaturday, January 14, 201210:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.A DAY OF GIFTS TO ENRICH YOUR LIFE!Psychics, Mediums, Intuitives, Astrology Plust Aura Photo, Crystals & Energy Healers 20 minute sessions are $25.00 813-633-9400 Prayer to the Blessed Mother. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmels fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of G od, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me & show me here, in you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary Mother of G od, queen of heaven & earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request) T here are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (say 3 times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times). S ay this prayer for 3 consecutive days, then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. G rateful thanks. bjk 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEThe Sun City Center Lions Club will hold their annual yard sale. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 13 & 14, 8am2pm. at the Gazebo in the Center courtyard, between Peace & Quiet S treets, off R ickenbacker D rive. Good stuff cheap. A 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 Huge garage sale. 2354 E merald Lake Dr., SCC. 8am-noon. Saturday. L ots of baby items, maturity clothes, jogging stroller, large collection of G aither videos, silver, furniture, misc. household. HO A R ummage sale. S aturday, Jan. 14, 8am-noon. Hacienda Heights, 10731 E l Paso D rive, R iverview. S erving breakfast $3, also bake sale. Come one & all. Everything must go. Annual garage sale Jan 14, 9am-2pm R ice Creek RV R esort, 10714 R t 301 Over 40 tables in our Rec Hall, bake sale,donuts, lunch, tools, scooters, furniture,Open to the public, donation F riday noon-7pm Questions Call Kim 330-206-9876 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS PANTS SALE50% OFF all womens pantsPlus, the secret sale 330 FURNITURECherry entertainment center 90x60 $300. S late top dining table w/ 6 chairs $250, tan leather sofa $250 813-634-4021 D ay bed w/ trundle, mattresses included $300. Very good condition 813-419-4216, SCC 331 APPLIANCESKenmore heavy duty washer, 3 speed & Whirlpool heavy duty dryer, 6 cycles. $100 each, excellent condition. 813-645-1428354 MEDICALMerits mobility chair, scratches on base, runs well. Call 813-641-9103 or 813-957-1230, will deliver $175.360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Bogey Bills Golf Cars Cruise Car, Club Car, E-Z Go. New, rebuilds, restoration, rentals, solar, LSVs SVC, parts, charger repair & batteries. 2202 US 41 S. Ruskin. 813-649-8099390 MISC. FOR SALE3 wheel jogging Zipper stroller. L ight under seat storage basket. $50 813843-4309 after 6pm. 8 sliding vinyl bronze windows from lanai plus 1 door. Covers 30x80. $150 for all. 813-645-5609 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 L ennard High S chool yard sale fundraiser. S aturday, 1/14 9am3pm. Huge event at 24th St. SE & Shell Point Rd. Ruskin. Multi family. 1402 1438 Bluewater, SCC. Jan. 13 & 14, Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Few of the great bargains, 2 living room chairs, large entertainment center, grill, tools, many more items. 425 SLIPS OR STORAGES outh Bay RV & Boat S torage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com L ittle Manatee Outdoor S torage. RV s, boats, trailers. A ll sizes. 2903 39th A ve., SE Ruskin. 813-7878531. www.littlemanateeoutdoorstorage.comT urn your unwanted items department to place your ad 813-645-3111 Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 1610 El Rancho Dr., SCCARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-79542003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4-door; Appliances: Side-by-Side Refrigerator, GE Washer & Dryer; Furniture: Sofa Sleeper w/Matching Loveseat, Curio Cabinet, Twin & Full Bedroom Suite, Free Standing Fireplace, Dining Room Suite w/Server, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Sewing Machine w/Cabinet, Wingbacked Chair, Computer Desk, File Cabinet, Dropleaf Table, Large Sofa, Garage Cabinet, Teenager Bedroom Suite, Office Chairs, Pedestal Mirror; Collectables: Vintage Gloves & Purses, Lenox, Hull, Waterford, Madame Alexander Dolls, Jewelry; Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Sofa & Loveseat, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Swivel Rocker, Side Chairs, Pub Table w/Chairs, Bakers Rack, King Bed, Fruitwood Double Bed & Dresser, Long Twin Electric Beds w/TempurPedic Maresses & Wood Headboards, End Tables, Lamps (Verilux FL, Mission Style, Crystal Hurricane and Glass), Jewelry Armoire, Desks, Cheval Mirror, Vintage Japanese Paintings, Russian & Egyptian Collector Plates, Capodimonte, Stackable Washer & Dryer, Chest Freezer, Sony Home Theatre System, TVs. Jewelry, Grill, Kitchenware, Glassware & Garage Items.P P C L S Swww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES2009 Chickory Lane(off N. Pebble Beach Blvd.) Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Jan. 13 & 14 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 Have a nice day &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 SERIOUSLY? You bet! Owner just reduced price AGAIN on nice duplex on small canal that leads to Tampa Bay. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA with extensive recent renovations. Great waterfront views from both units. Now just $129,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT LOT -Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER move in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C. Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER MOVE-IN READY HOUSE: Spacious 2BR/2BA, elegantly furnished, perfectly maintained, with split BR plan, walk-in-closets, tiled BA, large kitchen and Breakfast nook, enclosed lanai, large inside utility rm, garage. $122,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE, KINGS LAKE: Great condition, beautiful hardwood floors in Living area, tiles in kitchen & BA, screened porch overlooking lake, storage closet and more. Close to school & shopping. Not a short-sale! Immediate occupancy if needed. $59,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CHURCH, BUSINESS AND/OR HOME? Look at this Ruskin property: 1 beautiful acre with large oaks, 2600 sq. ft. of house and offices, 2.5BA, 2-car garage + 2-car carports, lots of road frontage, great location, CG Zoning. $259,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy. 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. Fish house with BA. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LISTING IN APOLLO BEACH: Perfect retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq. ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $234,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! and great for winter/retirement: This M-Home in gated community with heated pool and clubhouse has a lot to offer. 2BR/2BA, split plan, open great room, modern kitchen, large enclosed addition/living area, screened porch, utility workshop and carport. Only $70/month, right in Ruskin. With large air-conditioned addition, this 2BR/2BA + Den has bright living room, eat-in space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed, newer CHA and great corner lot. No HOA. on its own lot: Modern kitchen with cooking island, bright dining/living room, walk-in closets in BR, enclosed lanai, utility/ workshop, double roof and carport. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250

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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 12, 2012 Volume 55 Number 51 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWSThe Big Top returned to Gibsonton last week amid smiles and squeals from local children. To read more about this charity event, hosted by the International Independent Showmens Association see page 17Cypress Creek Elementary School is proud to announce that one of their teachers, Wayne Stinnard, has been named a finalist for a prestigious award. See page 6 for details. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza ( near SCC Post Office )813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA NEW YEAR, NEW FLOOR!If you plan to buy a new floor were here to help you. We have your styleNEW YEAR,NEW FLOOR! By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netAnd thus it is resolved: 2012 will be the year to get in shape. Well, at least it has been resolved for roughly half of the people out there. And it is a resolution that will stick for a week or three. Of course it all begins with intensity, such as signing up for a health club membership and hitting the gym, but it all too frequently ends with well, making the decision to actually walk into McDonalds for the Egg McMuffin rather than sitting in the car in line for the drive-thru window. Hey, exercise is exercise, right? Well, yes! Yes, it is! A tired swimmer cannot perform a rescue. Staying mentally and physically fit is the key to being productive in your relationships both personal and business. From William Hodges in his syndicated newspaper column Positive Talk.The world has only recently passed from a time when the word work meant physical labor instead of sitting at a desk in front of a computer. As a result, physical inactivity is a growing problem not only in the United States but also around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, just over one-third of Americans are obese and while Florida doesnt top that list, with an obesity rate of 26.6 percent it is certainly a problem that many have come to recognize. As work has changed from meaning physical activity, working out has gained in prominence. More and more, people are realizing that remaining physically active is the key to a better and longer life. Of course, there is no better time than at the beginning of a new year, with the custom of making resolutions, to make some changes that may change your life for the better. According to a 2002 study of the outcome of New Years resolutions published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (Vol. 58, Issue 4), approximately 40 to 45 percent of Americans make one or more New Years resolutions. Of that group, 75 percent of them maintain those resolutions after the first week. After a month, its down to 64 percent, by mid-summer, the number is down to 46 percent. But that remains a significant number of people following through on their resolutions. The study went on to reveal that of people who identified a problem in their lives, only four percent of those who did not make New Years resolutions were successful in resolving it six months later. This suggests that making a resolution towards a goal made those people ten times more likely of achieving that goal. And what is that goal? According to the And thus it is resolved...MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOThe Sun City Center Fitness Center is an incredible perk for members of the Community Association: free membership to the state of the art, 7,000-square-foot facility is provided. Local attorney, Realtors weigh in on SCC building programBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As residents here continue to debate the upgrading advantages and debt-generated disadvantages of a proposed $3 million building program, other authoritative views are surfacing. Documents obtained by The Observer reveal the findings by a local attorney concerning resident responsibilities if prospective financing of the project is undertaken with a bank loan as well as the details of an agreement that would add about five acres to the building site in exchange for concessions by the community. And, local Realtors are offering their perspectives from the front lines of home sales. These considered viewpoints cast fresh light on critical aspects of the potential capital improvements. In a nutshell, the retirement centers Community Association directors have proposed construction of two new buildings on its Central and originalCampus. They state the new structures would add needed meeting and entertainment space, expand crowded community service business offices, provide a caf with wine and sports bars, plus bring a fresh look to the aging campus. With an estimated construction cost of $3 million in todays dollars, the expansion project is to be financed with a 5 percent, $2.4 million bank loan repaid over 10 years from the transfer fee/ capital improvement fund which collects $1,500 on each home sold to a first time, incoming buyer. CA directors have stated the fund balance now exceeds $1 million of which $600,000 would be applied to the construction project. Using conservative home sales figures, See RESOLVED, page 9 See SCC BUILDING PROGRAM, page 22 MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTONine-year-old Braden Cliff poses with paleontologist Frank Garcia with a donation check for $73 to the Paleo Preserve Museum at Ruskins Camp Bayou. By %  MitchITCH TraphagenRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Clad in hiking boots, durable pants ready to stand up to outdoor work, and a t-shirt donning the skeletal image of a dinosaur, Braden Cliff certainly looked as though he fit in comfortably with the artifacts at the Paleo Preserve Museum at Ruskins Camp Bayou. Not only were some of his fossil discoveries on display in the museum, placed near the world famous discoveries of paleontologist Frank Garcia, but Braden had also been hard at work on a fundraiser for the museum: a stand that bore the name, Lemonade for Paleo Aid. Its impressive enough that he has already contributed to paleontology and that he has raised money for the museum, but perhaps most impressive See PALEONTOLOGIST, page 13The Association and its members are legally not the same.Attorney James Hines, Jr. Young paleontologist makes donation to Paleo Preserve

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JANUARY 12, 2012 3 Saturday, Jan. 21 Giveaways BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes LARGE, FLAT SCREEN TVGrand Prize $2,000in 80 FREE $25 gift cards to be rafed! (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows A+ Hearing CenterMonday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Premium Digital ProcessorNew 100% Custom Digital 3-Dimensional Hearing Aid$899 THE BEST PRICE YOULL EVER FIND!! Compare elsewhere for $1,800Any Hearing Loss, Any Size Aid just $899FITS ANY HEARING LOSS!! Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable Get What You See Advertised! $699SPARO 2 OTEPremium Digital Processor HEARING LOSS? Start the new year right by advertising locally.Call THE OBSERVER NEWS to place your display or classifed ads, 813-645-3111. BIGGER POTS Community steps up to help boy shot by celebratory gunfireAt right, a family photo of Diego Duran, at far right, Diego presses his hand against his mother Sandys hand at Tampa General Hospital.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE DURAN FAMILY By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN A community garage sale has been organized as a benefit for the family of Diego Duran, the 12-year-old boy shot in the head by a bullet that was fired into the air just after midnight on New Years Eve. The garage sale will be held on January 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FireHouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, near the Ybor Grill on Shell Point Road. Organizers are hoping people in the South Hillsborough area will donate items to sell at the sale. Items may be dropped off for donation at the Firehouse on Saturdays January 14 and 21 and on Friday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the garage sale, a fundraising dinner will be held at the Southshore Falls Community Center in Apollo Beach on Saturday, January 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entertainment is planned along with a fundraising raffle and / or auction. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door or at The Chakra Center at 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201 in Sun City Center. A Facebook page has been created to provide updates on Deigos condition. Within the page there is also an option for people to donate via credit card to help the family with medical and other expenses that have been incurred since the shooting. The address for that page is: www.facebook. com/friendsofdiegoduran. On Saturday, Diego was moved out of the intensive care unit at Tampa General Hospital and into the pediatric unit. His condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. As of press time, the bullet was still lodged in his head as doctors were waiting for his condition to further improve before undertaking the invasive surgery that would be necessary to remove it.

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4 JANUARY 12, 2012 By William Hodges You have one shot at a good first impression 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION: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 They say you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Just how important is that first impression anyway? It would be great if we looked for virtue and ignored outward appearance. But since we are human beings, outward appearance does play a part in our interactions with other human beings. What then are the things we first notice about others that either distress or impress us? I asked a group of people that question. Here are some of their answers regarding certain factors. of the respondents mentioned physical beauty. However, they did mention grooming. Is their makeup, if used, applied properly? Is their hair clean and well cut? Do they have good posture? Several of the respondents mentioned they noticed if fingernails and teeth were clean. according to the respondents, is not necessary to make a good impression. However, it is necessary that clothing be appropriate to the occasion, in style without being avant-garde and, most important, fitted well, clean and neatly pressed. One respondent mentioned that since clothing makes up 90 percent of what others see, it goes a long way in making or breaking your first impression. Another aspect of clothing is shoes. Several people mentioned they not only noticed whether shoes are shined but also whether they are rundown at the heels. well a person communicates, both verbally and nonverbally, will have an important effect on first impressions. Most respondents agreed that good eye contact was a very important nonverbal skill. Also mentioned were a firm handshake, a ready smile and an air of confidence. In the verbal area, the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, within the rules of proper grammar, was very highly rated. The volume of the voice should be pleasant and the speech articulate. There were a number of other interesting comments. One of which was that those people who leave us with a good first impression generally are those who make us think they are interested in us. It would behoove us, if we hope to make that good impression, to show a sincere interest in the other person. Another thought I found interesting was that maybe our first impressions of others are reflections of ourselves. A respondent said she remembered the story of Hans, the clever counting horse, who was able to do mathematical computations. This horse would magically be able to add any numbers his trainer gave to him. When ble variables, they found the horse could not add, but could sense the enthusiasm, or lack thereof, of the trainer as he came closer to the right answer. Maybe people are this is true, it could influence our impression of someone. It is therefore important we be careful about the message we send, because it will certainly influence the message that is received. All in all, if you want to make a good first impression, comb your hair, brush your teeth, stand tall, and wear clothing that fits well and is clean, pressed, well-mainon your face and soft words in others say, and offer a firm hand of friendship. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com Specializing in Color Services Welcoming New Guests Book Your Reservation Now813-645-1001 Stylist OpeningCall Salon for Details Free Haircut with any Color Service able online for the 2012 HillsborFame at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/statusofwomen, with submissions due on or before January 15, 2012. Up to three nominees will be selected, and the winners will be announced at a Hillsborough March 2012, followed by an induction at a formal ceremony in May. Women created the Hillsborough recognize women who have made significant contributions to the betterment of life for residents of class of 10 accomplished women Hall of Fame on May 26, 2011, in a memorable ceremony featuring political and community leaders. black registered nurse; sioner and first woman president of USF; of Representatives; woman elected to the Hillsborfirst woman Mayor of Tampa; taurant and Ballet Folklorico of Ybor; African American woman and first sioner; tus of Women is comprised of 13 members and was created by the ministration, the community, and all agencies and persons in Hillsmatters pertaining to the status of women.Manatee RV Park invites public to dance a social dance from 7 10 p.m. on 6302 US 41 South. Music will be provided by Musical Memories. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. Donations of $4 per person are being requested for this public event. For more information call J. Sullivan at 813-649of I-275 or seven miles south of Ruskin. obtained by calling Brandon WagWomen, 813-276-2640.Nominations open for 2012 Hillsborough County Womens Hall Of Fame Need to have a garage sale? Call Beverly to place your ad: 645-3111 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage The best in safety, value and performance for your car.Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635$13163OVERSTOCK TIRE SALE(which INCLUDES mount and balance) GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE P225/60R16 White and Black Wall This is the OE Tire for Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Towncar (plus many other makes). 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X 8 5 JANUARY 12, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Jan. 13 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, Jan. 14 5-7 p.m. Chili Cookoff Bring your best Chili -Judging starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Jan. 20 7-11 p.m. Nickels and Dimes Saturday, Jan. 21 5-7 p.m. Steak dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Jan. 27 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, Jan. 28 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Feb. 3 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, Feb. 4 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl Party Friday, Feb. 10 Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Feb. 12 5-11 p.m. Valentine Dinner and Dance with Kim Mullins Friday, Feb. 17 7-11 p.m. Redneck Band Saturday, Feb. 18 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. guests. Leading kids to a healthier lifestyle healthy food choices get along with others in care for living things Nominate a Hillsborough County youth for the YEA! awards Reid.HOLE IN ONEDance your way to a fitter new you Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center Southfork Tract closed for hog huntsThe Southwest Florida Water allowed on the Southfork Tract sold. The Southfork Tract is locat of Lake Parrish. The hunt is one of a series of hog tats. The District only allows hogs to increasing severity. Wild hogs live throughout Flor Wild hogs are not native to Flor 2012 RESOLUTION: Get the face lift I always wanted Register for Youth Court Hockey League Tuesday and Thursday through child for children registered in the Register at the Ruskin Recre

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6 JANUARY 12, 2012 Cypress Creek teacher recognized as being the best of the bestMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOCypress Creek Elementary School teacher Wayne Stinnard poses with the schools manatee mascot after being named one of five finalists for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year award. %  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Wayne Stinnard, a teacher at Cypress Creek Elementary School has been named one of five finalists by the Hillsborough Education Foundation for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Award. Foundation members made surprise visits to 15 county schools on Friday to recognize not only teachers but also support staff. Stinnard was unaware of his nomination when he was surprised by the visit from foundation members during his lunch hour. A teacher at the school for the past eight years, he credited the school administration and staff, as well as his students and their parents. This is a great community to work in, he said. Additionally, Elisabeth Denisar Babin from Dowdell Middle School was chosen as a finalist for Teacher of the Year.In all, 15 finalists were selected for three awards, the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year, Instructional Support Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year and were chosen from 681 nominees. According to the foundation, the 15 finalists represent the best of the best from Hillsborough County Public Schools. The winner in each category will be announced at the Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony presented by the Verizon Foundation at Straz Center for the Performing Arts on February 16. In addition to the Verizon Foundation, sponsors of the program include Amscot Financial, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Suncoast for Kids Foundation, the Tampa Bay Rays and Caspers Company McDonalds Restaurants.For more information about the 2012 Excellence in Education Awards, visit www.educationfoundation.com. Needed prison roof repairs on hold despite available funds%  mj@observernews.net BALM As Floridas annual legislative session opens this week, badly-needed roofing repairs at the state prison here are up in the air. The reason, though, is not ongoing work, but rather the states looming budget cycle. Monies have been raised through donations to pay for rehabilitation of the failed dormitory roof over 56 inmates and a contractor awaits the go ahead. However, the critical project has been put on hold as concerned eyes focus on Tallahassee and resumption of the inevitable legislative budget battles that last year threatened closure of the model facility known as Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI). HCI, located, on S.R. 672 near Balm, is Floridas first faith-based and character-building prison for women, and has become a model for incarceration facilities in other states. Situated on a 134-acre campus, the prison originally built for youthful first offenders about 35 years ago now houses some 280 female inmates in aging dormitorystyle structures behind chain link fence and rolled razor wire. In the half dozen years since the facility was designated a female inmate rehabilitation center, a volunteer force of about 500 residents in South Hillsborough many of them retired professionals from communities such as Sun City Center and Valencia Lakes has developed to serve as one-on-one mentors or to conduct a wide variety of training programs for the women on their compound. HCI has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the state penal system, with about 86 percent of the inmates rejoining society at the end of their sentences and remaining law-abiding citizens. The $5,000 grant in December from the Hadley and Helen Hill Fund in the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center swelled the reroofing kitty to nearly $11,000, according to Janet Smith, a SCC resident and out-spoken volunteer advocate on behalf of HCI. Close to $6,000 earmarked for the new roof already had been raised through donations from area churches, various organizations and interested individuals as a result of efforts by the numerous South County volunteers who regularly share their time and talents at the prison, Smith added. The foundations matching contribution provided funds sufficient to get the roofing project underway with a local contractor who had agreed to undertake and guarantee the work for just $10,000, she said. Floridas Department of Corrections (DOC), which last year listed HCI for closure, had estimated the roofing work on Dormitory K at $50,000, Smith noted. Despite having both the money and the contractor at hand, however, the new roof remains a goal rather than a reality. In a December 29, 2011, email to Smith, a DOC spokeswoman requested delay. Noting that the prison system now has more than 10,000 empty beds, Ann Howard, DOC Communications Director, said all institutions statewide are in the process of being evaluated to determine which beds will be utilized to operate the Department in the most efficient, cost effective and successful manner. The information will be used to decide the location of state run facilities, she added. It was about a year ago that Janet Smith and fellow SCC resident Nancy Williams, along with two former HCI inmates, began planning a presentation for the Florida Senates Justice Appropriations committee aimed at informing committee members of the facilitys wide community support and unparalleled successes. HCI had been targeted for closing as part of a cost-cutting program. See PRISON ROOF REPAIR, page 22

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Resolution: Make an appointment to color hair Personal Information Contacts: Make a master list of names and phone numbers of close friends, family, clergy, doctors, and professional advisers such as your lawyer, accountant, broker and insurance agent. Personal documents: Include such items as your birth certificate, Social Security card, marriage license, military discharge papers, etc. Secured places: List all the places you keep under lock and key or protected by password, such as safe deposit boxes, safe combination, security alarms, etc. Service providers: Provide contact information of the companies or people who provide you regular services such as utility companies, lawn service, etc. Pets: If you have a pet, give instructions for the care of the animal. End of life: Indicate your wishes for organ, tissue or body donation including documentation (see donatelife.net), and write out your funeral instructions. If youve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home include a copy of agreement, their contact information and whether youve prepaid or not. Legal Documents Will: Include the original copy of your will and other estate planning documents youve made. Power of attorney: This names Dear Savvy Senior I would like to get my personal and financial information organized so my kids will know whats going on when I die. Any tips would be appreciated. Overwhelmed Senior Dear Overwhelmed, Organizing your important papers and personal information is a smart move and a great gift to your loved ones. Here are some tips to help you get started. Get Organized The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now, and your loved ones later. Then youll need to sit down and create various lists of important information and instructions of how you want certain things handled when you die or if you become incapacitated. Heres a checklist of areas you need to focus on.The Savvy SeniorBy Jim Miller How to Get Your Affairs in Order THE SAVVY SENIORsomeone you trust to handle money matters if youre incapacitated. If you dont have a will or power of attorney, do-it-yourself resources like legalzoom.com can help you create them for a few dollars. Advance directives: These documents a living will and medical power of attorney spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. For free advanced directive forms visit caringinfo.org or call 800-658-8898. Financial Records Income and debt: Make a list of all income sources such as pensions, Social Security, IRAs, 401Ks, interest, investments, etc. And do the same for any debt you may have mortgage, credit cards, medical bills, car payment. Financial accounts: List all bank and brokerage accounts (checking, savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, etc.) and their contact information. And keep current statements from each institution in your files. Company benefits: List any retirement plans, pensions or benefits from your current or former employer including the contact information of the benefits administrator. Insurance: List the insurance policies you have (life, long-term care, home, auto, Medicare, Medigap, prescription drug, etc.) including the policy numbers, insurance agents and phone numbers. Credit cards: List all credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. Property: List real estate, vehicles and other properties you own, rent or lease and include documents such as deeds, titles, and loan or lease agreements. Taxes: Keep copies of tax returns for seven years and the contact information of your tax preparer. Keep all your organized information and files together in one convenient location ideally in a fireproof filing cabinet or safe in your home. Also be sure to review and update it every year, and dont forget to tell your loved ones where they can find it. Savvy tips: To help you get organized, Nolo (nolo.com, 800728-3555) offers a great resource book called Get It Together for $18.50. You can also purchase helpful guides at organizemyaffairs.com. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Annual Home and Outdoor Exposition is scheduled at Valencia LakesThe 3rd annual Valencia Lakes Little Manatee Home and Outdoor Exposition cordially invites everyone to be part of their event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Now is the time to start planning and getting ready for this valuable opportunity. A 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in Valencia Lakes offers an ideal location to show the community who they are and what services they have to offer. Participation by both exhibitors and attendees has continued to grow since their first event. This event introduces you and your business or service to the local residents of the South Shore area thus enhancing the lives of those who live and work in the community. They feel confident that you will want to be part of this great opportunity. The 63+ exhibitors and advertisers will be identified and promoted in their preliminary publications and advertisements as well as through their monthly newsletter. Your participation in this event will positively show your commitment to sustaining business in the South Shore area and Tampa Bay in general. They look forward to working with you and to the continuation of their tradition and commitment to the area. For more information, call Frank Cavalier, Expo Exhibitor Coordinator, at (813) 938-1947. The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is calling for artists to enter a competition for their 20th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts T-shirt. Artists, young and old, amateur or professional, are invited to submit their original designs to the Chamber no later than Monday, Jan. 30. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, resultant publicity and will receive a complimentary booth space at the festival. Winner will be notified by the Chamber on or before Feb. 7. This year they are excited to celebrate the 20th year of the Manatee Festival of the Arts. Judges will select based on artistic merit. There are no guidelines for the subject matter of the image. Calling all artistsImage must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. Winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for March 10 and 11. For more information, call the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645-1366 or (813) 645-3808 or email info@southshorechamberofcommerce.org.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Walter Moscoso, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. Laws that ban texting while driving and improve traffic safety for children top AAAs legislative agenda in Florida for 2012. As the state legislature deals with another year of severe budget challenges, safety improvements are a low or no cost way legislators can make the Sunshine State a better place to live, work and play. Laws that reduce crashes, injuries and deaths can help reduce governments medical and emergency response costs which translate to taxpayer savings. AAA urges Floridians to get involved by contacting their state legislators and asking them to take action on these issues during the 2012 legislative session, said Kevin Bakewell, AAA chief public affairs officer, The Auto Club Group. AAA continues to work with legislators and other safety advocates to draft and pass legislation in 2012 that will make our roads safer. AAAs legislative priorities in Florida include: Booster seat laws: Florida is one of only three states that lack a booster seat requirement for children. Booster seats are proven to improve safety for young passengers. Current Florida law requires child restraint devices for children through the age of five, but for ages four through five, a safety belt may be used in lieu of a booster seat. The booster seat bill is sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and Reps. Stein-Ken Easton, former director of the Middletown Symphonic Band and Middlesex College Concert Band in Connecticut is the new director of the South Shore Concert Band based in Sun City Center. Mr. Easton replaces Edwin Nawrock, the long-time director of the band, who is retiring after 20 years with the group. In addition to his new post, Mr. Easton is currently Brass Instructor at Land O Lakes Christian School and plays trumpet with The Blue Notes Big Band as well as the Tampa Community Band. He also has played with the Sun Center Swing New South Shore Band Director announcedBand and is a member of the Barbara St. Denis Variety Band. The South Shore Band has begun their winter concert season, having already played Christmas concerts at two south Hillsborough venues. The band is always looking to recruit new members and Mr. Easton welcomes talented students as well as musicians of all ages to join. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the music room of United Community Church in Sun City Center, corner of North Pebble Beach Blvd. and La Jolla Ave. For more information call 661-5503 or 634-8684.AAA urges Floridians to Get InvolvedFree Boat Safety Inspections Every Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 [Ruskin] provides free, no-obligation Vessel Safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10am until noon at Simmons Park [Ruskin] on the first and third Saturday of the month and at Williams Park [Gibsonton] on the Free boat safety inspections heldsecond and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. 813-6456984. Monthly Meeting The USCG Auxiliary FL75 Ruskin, FL will be holding its monthly meeting Wednesday 01/10/12 at the Ruskin Rec Center 901 6th St. Ruskin. The meeting will start at 7:30 P.M. New or prospective members are always welcome to attend. 813-938-1746. FREE Community Cat SPAY/ NEUTER and Rabies Shotfor South Shore Area by South Shore Felines & ASPCACall 813-393-0844 Email Info@SouthShoreFelines.org Say Hello to Something New and Exciting!Shellac, Gelish, Bio-Gel* Angel Nails by Elena813-295-1936813-634-7022 Shellac or Gelish$28If youre still using acrylic and hard gel, maybe you should use newer and more healthy products. berg (D-Miami Beach) and Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs). The Senate bill (SB196) has already passed two of its three committees. The House bill (HB 151) has more than 50 co-sponsors to date, but has yet to be heard in a committee. Texting while driving bans: In 2009, AAA launched a national campaign to pass laws that ban text messaging while driving in all 50 states. There are now 35 states with laws that prohibit drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) and Rep. Ray Pilon (R-Sarasota) have filed legislation to ban texting while driving in Florida. The Senate bill (SB416) has passed the Transportation committee and will be up in the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee next week. The House bill (HB 299) has not been heard in a committee. Protect the State Transportation Trust Fund: AAA opposes any use of dollars in the State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) for purposes other than transportation. The STTF is funded primarily from state fuel taxes and is designed to pay for safety improvements to current roads and bridges; build additional roads, bridges and highways in order to relieve congestion; and to improve ports, airports and other transportation infrastructure to improve travel safety and help Florida grow and prosper. Floridians looking for an easy way to identify and communicate with their legislators can visit www.AAA.com/GetInvolved.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 9 BUYER BE AWARE--Be careful when looking for leather furniture, some retailers could mislead consumers into paying higher prices for bonded or blended leather by promoting it as leather furniture. Bonded or Blended leather is not even close to being as durable as top grain leather. Once scratched it breaks the top coat of the polyurethane and allows product to peel. StartingFrom$1288 StartingFromStartingFrom$1988$1088 100%Leather100%Leather FLORIDAS BEST LUXURY LEATHER SPECIALIST the investment environment. 2012 OutlookMeeting in the MiddleSecurities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC Join Gary Cotter, CFP for an in-depth appraisal of the economic, capital market, DATE/TIME: Tuesday January 24th, 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Reservation Required: 634-2000 Light Refreshments Will be Served study, the top two resolutions were weight loss and joining an exercise program.Fitness Centers abound in South Hillsborough, ranging from the Apollo Beach Racquet Club to Anytime Fitness Centers to several Curves franchise locations. For some, a fitness program may take the form of that which is offered by any number of martial arts academies in the area. For those living in Sun City Center, certainly one of the perks of being members of the Community Association is free admission to the impressive, fully-equipped, 7,000-square-foot Sun City Center Fitness Center. Also, once the domain of the rich and famous, personal trainers have entered the mainstream most fitness centers offer the services of a personal trainer and there are numerous trainers in private practice at rates that run the spectrum. Affordability, after all, is a personal viewpoint, but the fees charged by trainers and health clubs also work to encourage those who sign up with the intensity of a newly-made resolution to, perhaps, stick with it. They are paying for it, after all.While fitness centers offer programs to speed along and efficiently manage the process of becoming or being healthy, working towards fitness does not require a monthly fee. There are no snow banks to trudge through in Florida. It is a rare day that the weather doesnt cooperate for a simple walk around the neighborhood which, of course, is an exercise program that comes at no cost whatsoever. The Mayo Clinic describes walking as a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It is an exercise program that almost everyone can take part in and it doesnt require practice. The Mayo Clinic recommends walking, citing the benefits as a reduction of bad cholesterol and an increase in good cholesterol, a reduction in blood pressure, a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes, a reduction in weight and an improvement in mood. The clinic also recommends that people forget about the no pain, no gain mentality and just get into the routine of taking a brisk walk. For safety, they recommend spending a few minutes walking slowly (or walking in place) and then stretching your muscles a bit to avoid the possibility of injuries. The clinic also recommends that people start slowly, with five or ten minute walks, that eventually lead to 15 minute walks, that over several weeks time become 30 or 60 minute walks. Diet, of course, also plays a role. Not even McDonalds would recommend a diet exclusively of Egg McMuffins, but few people choose to live on flaxseeds alone. As in walking or any exercise program, moderation is the key, as is the resolve to stick with a plan. Food is an essential part of life and no one says it has to be boring but perhaps cutting back on the cheesecake in favor of some wild salmon or garbanzo beans and broccoli now and again is an achievable goal. And, of course, anyone with health problems or concerns should consult with their doctor before beginning any exercise program. And now, into the second week of the New Year, with most people still healthily resolved to becoming healthy, fitness centers are seeing the upswing. According to Scott Bernath at the Sun City Center Fitness Center, a peak in traffic at the center is expected soon, perhaps as early as this week. As such, there is no better time to get started whether you join a fitness club, hire a personal trainer or just start walking down your street. After all, lots of people will be doing it, and the chances are good youll make a new friend or two in the process. If you stick with it, six months from now youll be healthier and at least half of the people you met along the way will still be there with you.The Mayo Clinic article on walking may be found at www. mayoclinic.com/health/walking/ HQ01612 Chec k out FastT witchFP.com or call 813 .294.2 836Fast Twitch Can Help You Stick To Your Plan:Apollo Beach Fitness Club 652 0 Rich ies Way Ap ollo Beach, FL 33572Get T rained to K eep Your Res olutions L T g g f T g W e curren tly tr ain men and w omen fr om 17 75 And thus it is resolved...%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe peak of resolution makers is expected by fitness center staff members this week. According to a 2002 study on New Years Resolutions, half of those people will have trailed off by mid-summer.

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As a special tribute at this ceremony there will be a Gold Star Mother and Father who will read the name of their son who was killed in Af-Recreational boat owners planning to participate in the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion on Saturday, January 28, 2012 can avoid potential size-able fines for outdated or missing safety equipment aboard their boats by undergoing a Vessel Safety Check offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary prior to the event. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will offer the no-cost, nonpunitive, 15-minute checks at the Williams Park Boat Ramp, (by the Alafia River) on Saturday, Jan. 21. federally-mandated safety equipment required to be aboard most vessels include: Display Document and Hull Registration Decal senger of Type I, II, III or V) Device (generally: a floatable cushion with handles) three flares with an unexpired service life) boats) Control devices (for vessels with inboard engines) Bell (bow and stern) Vessels passing the safety checks are awarded handsome decals; citations are not issued for discrepancies; boat owners can correct noted issues and have the vessel rechecked with no penalty. During vessel safety checks, Auxiliary examiners discuss with boat owners the non-required but nonetheless essential equipment that should be aboard any vessel, hand-held or fixed-mount marine VHF radio, de-watering devices, First Aid kits, mooring lines and extra distress signaling equipment. More information about Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks is available by visiting www.safetyseal.netVessel checks leading up to Gasparilla offeredField of Honor January 14, 2012ghanistan during July of 2011. Hosting this ceremony will be the Auxiliary from Post 6287, Ruskin will provide the color guard. Ma#1226, Riverview will provide a firing squad and play taps and Cody Palmer the Commander of VFW Post 8108, Riverview will sing the National Anthem. This ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For further information contact Walt Raysick the Veterans Council president at 813-653-4924 or by e-mail at wraysick@verizon.net.We will also be showing our Year in Review program, highlighting our small, medium and large successes! From the new logo, to new programs, working to get Pothole Road fixed and gaining 144 new members in one year, we have had one jam-packed 2011 and we want to celebrate how far weve come. We will present the very first Frank King Volunteer of the Year award, named after our beloved Frank who passed away last summer. We thought it only fitting to honor his years of service to the Chamber by naming the award after him. His wife, Mary, has agreed to present it to our first-ever winner. We wouldnt have it any other way. We will also honor our Business of the year, to pay tribute to those who serve this community with integrity, empathy, and a desire to make Sun City Center a better place. The banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person or Guide is sponsoring the Cocktail Hour, and the Tampa Bay Times Solid Gold Sponsors. Our theme for 2012 is Golden Opportunities, and our 18K sponsors are Cohen Florida, The Tampa Tribune, TECO and Pearson Capital. Our 14K sponsors are Encore National Bank, and South Bay Hospital. If you would like to have a great meal, meet some wonderful busi-TECH TALKSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessFor the first time in so many years that no one can remember, the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce is having an Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet. It will be this Friday night at Club Renaissance. This is an important event for a number of reasons, not the least of which is a wonderful, festive, uplifting way to start off the year. But there are other reasons. First and foremost is to thank and acknowledge all the hard work of our many members and volunteers who made 2011 so successful. Whether you coordinated a golf tournament or answered the phones, many of you pitched in and donated time and effort. It will not go unnoticed. The second reason is to officially install our Board Members and Executive Committee. When a business person agrees to step up to the plate and serve a threeyear term as a community leader, they should be acknowledged and dutifully inthe Chamber is not a commitment to be taken lightly, and these new directors will certainly earn their stripes in the next few years. We have outgoing Board Members to acknowledge as well, as they roll off their terms and go back to civilian life. They have given the Chamber guidance and input, time and commitment, years of loyalty and the wisdom of their experience. I cannot thank them enough, but I can at least acknowledge their contribution in front of the membership. ness people, and help us celebrate our successes and ring in a great 2012, call us at (813) 634-5111 and reserve your space today! As always, when youre looking for a lawyer, a tailor or a candlestick maker, a doctor, a plumber or wallpaper hanger, save yourself time, get the right kind, by calling us here at your Chamber! Shopping local makes cents!You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar AAUW seeks new membersAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW) is a wellknown and historic national organization that lobbies in Washington D.C. for womens causes such as equality and fair pay in the work place. It awards fellowships and grants towards research and education as well as furthering science, technology, engineering and math careers for females. It has local, regional chapters in most cities including a very active chapter in Sun City Center. The members of this chapter want all women living in SouthShore communities to know they are welcome to join the SCC chapter. The only requirement to join any chapter is an associate or higher college degree. The local SCC chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings including a speaker from October through May. It raises money for an annual mature woman scholarship at the local campus of HCC as well as other scholarships. The annual Women of Distinction ceremony in February is the main fundraiser; regional and local women of achievement are honored at this festive event. Meetings are the 2nd Saturday of each month in order to make it easy for women who work to attend; the Women of Distinction ceremony this year is Feb. 7, 2012 at the SCC Community Hall. Attend event to check them out. For more information call Diane Waronka at 813-641-2722 or Sandra Dillmuth at 813-642-0425.

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X 12 JANUARY 12, 2012 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY2012 RESOLUTION: Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Teen Night: Game Zone For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Wee Artists Lets Create! "Wee Artists," children 3-6 years of age, will have a fun morning creating an art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required. Visit the Information Desk or call (813) 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Creative Artists Lets Create! Creative Artists," children 7-10 years, will have a fun morning creating an art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 20. Registration required, visit the information desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. "Expressive Artists," young adults 11 years and up, will have a creative afternoon with Art Instructor Tim Gibbons. Limit 20. Registration is required. Visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time 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 readiness. Story Time 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 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. Kids Program/Event Highlights January 12-18 Derelict crab trap removal planned On Saturday, January 21, Tampa Bay Watch, along with the Florida Airboat Association and community volunteers will participate in a crab trap removal effort in areas in and surrounding the Alafia River in Riverview. The Florida Airboat Association will provide 10-12 airboats to aid in locating and retrieving derelict traps. The primary objective of this project is to remove derelict traps from the environment and to reduce unnecessary entrapment of marine organisms, such as blue crabs, stone crabs, small commercial and recreationally important fish and brackish water turtles. Manatees, dolphins and sea turtles can also become entangled in the trap line causing injury or death. Other benefits include the removal of marine debris from the environment, reducing boating safety hazards and increasing public awareness on the problems of derelict crab traps. This event is great because it gets organizations like the Florida Airboat Association and community volunteers involved in helping to preserve and protect the bay by removing debris and keeping marine life from needlessly getting caught and killed in abandoned traps, said Serra Herndon, habitat restoration director for Tampa Bay Watch. It is estimated that there are thousands of derelict crab traps that have been accumulating for decades in Tampa Bay. Each year, Tampa Bay Watch performs surveys to identify derelict traps and conducts clean-ups to remove them. Having conducted 15 crab trap removals since May 2004, Tampa Bay Watch has successfully removed 975 traps from the waters of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Watch derelict crab trap program is conducted by trained volunteers that have a clear understanding of what constitutes a derelict trap. A derelict trap is defined as any trap found in the water during closed season for that species or any fishable trap during open season that lacks at least three of the following: buoy, line, current trap tag, current commercial saltwater products license. If derelict traps are found, do NOT remove them. Instead, record location of the trap either on a GPS or chart and any other pertinent information, then call Tampa Bay Watch to report your findings. For more information identifying derelict crab traps, contact Serra Herndon, at Tampa Bay Watch at sherndon@tampabaywatch.org. Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompassing over 400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highlydeveloped watershed. Tampa Bay Watch involves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers each year in hands on habitat restoration projects. For more information, visit www.tampabaywatch. org, or call 727-867-8166.I sure would look good in a new car!! Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Jan. 12 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Live Wire from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Veterans Park, Field of Honor at 9 a.m. Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by Bump in the Road from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 American Legion Riders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. New names for Children's BoardsChildrens Board Family Resource Center South County Events The South County Family Support & Resource Center has a new name: The Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County. It is a place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier and stronger. The address is 3030 E. College Avenue, Ruskin, (813) 641-5600, which is a convenient destination for neighbors from each direction of town. The Center is a warm, inviting place designed for families in the neighborhood to come and participate in programs and activities on a dayto-day basis. All families are welcome. Every event is at no cost to the participant. Join them for an informative session on basic banking. Learn how to open a bank account, transfer, deposit, withdraw, balance checks and more. Snacks will be provided. St Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will offer hearing screenings for children up to 18. There is no charge for the screening, but reservations are required. Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon Events The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center has a new name: The Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon. It is still a place that helps families in the area become happier, healthier and stronger, with lots of community outreach, such as tutoring, car seat safety and parent-child play groups. The Childrens Board Family Resource Center -Brandon offers a warm, homelike environment for individuals from all walks of life that live, work and play in the Brandon community. Strategically located in the Kingsway Plaza, at the intersection of Windhorst and Kingsway, the Brandon Family Support & Resource Center draws individuals and families from a variety of neighborhoods in Southeastern Hillsborough County. For more information, call (813) 740-4634. Every event is at no cost to the participant. Start the New Year with an interactive, jobs skills 2-day training that will focus on what employers are looking for in regards to: Work Skills, Job searches, Resume/Cover Letter, Interviewing Skills, Attire, Getting and Keeping the Job. Registration is required. St. Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will conduct hearing screenings for children up to 18 years old. There is no charge for the screening, but registration is required. Check out the Tiny Tot programThe Tiny Tot programs winter session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 Monday and Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 29. Tiny Tots is a social/recreation program for ages 2-5 that helps prepare children for pre-school. Cost is $40 for the 8-week program. For more information, call Joy Robinson, Ruskin Recreation Center at (813) 672-7881. Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Coffee, refreshments and camaraderie are offered at 1 p.m. the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. This months speaker will be Dr. Jason W. Wilson, MD, Attending Physician, Associate Research Director, USF, Emergency Medicine Residency, whose interests are emergency department utilization, patient flow, critical medical anthropology and health policy and public service. He will discuss the Affordable Health Care Plan.

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According to his parents, Braden has been interested in reptiles and fossils since he was three years old. He looks for them everywhere and is good at finding them. His mother Julie says that her young son taught her everything she knows about dinosaurs and fossils. Even Garcia, who has lectured at the Smithsonian, was taken aback. His knowledge of dinosaurs was better than mine, Garcia exclaimed. Of course we dont find dinosaurs in Florida, but if I were a good paleontologist I would get my act in order and learn as much as that impressive young man. Garcia presented Braden with an autographed copy of his biography, a friendship necklace and a necklace bearing an ancient sharks tooth. He thanked Braden for working to help the museum. Braden, a third-grader, is in a gifted program at his school, Sunset Hills Elementary in Palm Harbor. The lemonade stand Young paleontologist%  MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSBraden points to his own fossil discoveries on display in the museum.was part of a school project in which he developed a business plan, created a business, and then tallied the profits. Those profits could then be donated to the students organization of choice. It was 50 cents for lemonade, but most people would just give me a dollar, Braden said. He prominently displayed a newspaper article about Garcia on the stand. According to his father Aaron, Braden sometimes gets into a little trouble with snakes, but Julie says hes good at identifying which snakes are poisonous. He can identify snakes a mile away, she said. He seemed to enjoy the tour of the museum and the opportunity to speak professionally with Garcia but had to cut his visit short in addition to fundraising and paleontology, he also plays soccer on Saturday afternoons. I think this could be a phase that a lot of kids go through, Julie said. But he saw [the movie] Jurassic Park when he was three and has since seen every documentary made about dinosaurs. He gets dinosaur videos for Christmas! I dont think this is a phase for Braden. It almost certainly is not. Paleontology is a full-time job, something that nine-year-old Braden already recognizes. I found a fossil of a prehistoric plant in my driveway today, he said. For information about the Paleo Preserve visit www. paleopreserver.org.

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HomeDepot813-626-2297Visit ourwe bsite:Ta mpaFur niture.com Local Stores withInternetSavings TWIN BED BLOWOUT!Complete Twin Bed with Headboard, Footboard, and Wood RailsCompare online now for $699.99!Bradenton StoreI-75 and S.R. 70 next to Lowes941-739-6400by Highland Park Furniture IN FACTORY CARTONS Specializing in Interchangeable Fashion Accessories & Products Interchangeable Bands and Faces Occasions Clothing All Holiday Items Storewide January ClearanceJanuary 12th 14th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring Chef Wendy Ranney of Dinners Ready! Price: $19.99 By January 16Local vendors will be onsite to show and sell products Contact Lynn Happy New Year to all my Sun City Center neighbors!Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Another wonderful year has passed, and so many of you have selected me to help you with one of the most important decisions of your lives in the process of buying or selling your home! I look forward to helping you and your friends in 2012! Remember, I do not charge any other fees beyond my commission fee WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY MORE FEES? Also, I do not charge a cancellation fee! If you are not happy with me and my services, or you need to withdraw from the listing contract early WHY SHOULD I PENALIZE YOU? REMEMBER...you are my success! If it wasnt for all of you, I would not have been able to stay in the Top Agents here in Sun City Center since 2001. I offer FREE decorating staging skills for my listings!Thank you all so much....Lexie Hagman(813)625-7710 Resolution: 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. DonovanDonovan is a great little guy and very playful too. He has shiny beautiful black fur and a playful personality. After some early health issues little Donovan has been nursed to the peak of health. Come in and see this little cat with the serious big big-cat name. Donovan is current on his shots. And as part of his adoption will be neutered, and micro chipped. DOB: October 2, 2011. Spike Spike is a laid back Lab/Chow mix. He had a loving home and owner for his entire life. Unfortunately, his owner had to board him at his vets office while he dealt with some health issues this Spring. Spike waited almost four months for his owner to come back and get him. Sadly, the day never came and now it has been determined that there is no possibility of Spikes owner ever returning home. Spike was brought to theshelter with the hope that someone will read his story and give him a loving home for his remaining years on this earth. Spike is devastated over his loss. He cries softly in the kennel at night like a wolf. It is heart breaking! While he waits, he spends his time laying out in the sun in the play yard and mingling with the visitors. Spike is super sweet, and handsome! He seems to like the other dogs too. Sometimes he gets a little spurt of giddiness and will dance around with a big smile on his face. Shelter life is hard on a guy of his maturity. His hips get sore from the cement floors and he would gladly exchange the chaos generated by the younger dogs for a quiet corner on your couch. Wont you please consider making Spike a part of your life so his broken heart can mend? Spike is neutered, current on his shots, and housebroken. DOB: October 2, 2001 Former flight attendants to meetThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive North, Tampa on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 for a luncheon and meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Hillsborough County residents may contact Barbara Reed 813671-3078 or Adrienne Love, 813677-2909.DAR to meetCol. George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Florida Room of the Atrium Complex, 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. They will be having a Tea Party in celebration of the Boston Tea Party. Members, members of other DAR Chapters and anyone interested in joining are welcome. For more information call Regent Beverly Engles at 633-4059. Ruskin Womans Club holds yard saleThere will be a Charity Yard Sale at the Ruskin Womens Club from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 21. There will lots of items from children/adult clothes, furniture, housewares, books, toys, hobby/craft items, collectibles, linens, electronics and lots more. There will also be baked goods for sale. If you have items that you would like to donate for the sale, contact cyndeelee2@yahoo.com with Yard Sale Donation in the subject line.South County Rose Group to meet The South County Rose Group will start the New Year with its January meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the home of Clarence and Karen Prevatt, 5307 State Road 674, Wimauma for a rose pruning demonstration in their garden. Anyone wanting to try a hand at pruning a rose bush under the supervision of an American Rose Society Consulting Rosaria is welcome to attend. Bring a pair of clippers and gloves to protect your hands from the rose thorns. After all have had a try at pruning a rose bush or two, there will be a meal of stew beef and corn bread prepared by Clarence Prevatt, a Master Rosarian and the chief cook at the Prevatt household. Note that they are meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month rather than meeting on the usual third Sunday of the month. For directions call the Prevatts at 813-6341830. Marines Corps League to host chicken dinnerThe Marine Corps League Auxiliary Riverview Unit will hold a chicken dinner from 4 p.m. til 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the American Legion Post #148 located at 7240 US Hwy 301 in Riverview. The meal will consist of Baked or BBQ Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Dessert for $7 and take outs are available. This dinner is open to the public. Proceeds go to various Veterans projects. If you have any questions call Pat Skelding 813-672-1778.

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20 JANUARY 12, 2012 I would not normally expect to be thrown into a fit of pondering by someone with the nickname The Booth Babe. But then again, The Booth Babe, while probably quite attractive, is no normal booth babe (assuming there is such a thing). She is an extremely witty and smart woman who is a car show model and runs a popular, anonymous blog entitled, Do You Come With The Car?, a question she is no doubt slyly asked by men my age and older, all thinking it an original approach to a beautiful woman. Regardless, The Booth Babe did set me thinking when she tweeted:@DYCWTC The Booth Babe If God doesnt give a about children starving and being raped, Im pretty sure he really doesnt give a about football.Im reasonably sure that tweet was in response to the weird attention given to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow being a Christian. My first response was that I highly doubt that God does much care about football. My second response was, who does care enough to get involved in what should be a non-controversy and why is a quarterbacks religion even fodder for discussion? My third response was, embarrassingly enough, why are children starving and being raped? For the entirety of my life, Ive tended towards an optimistic view on things. Ive long thought that people, deep down inside at least, are generally good. Ive always No good deed...Im beginning to think my life is a circus. On the very day a column I had written about how good I thought 2012 would be landed on driveways, everything I took for granted in life was shaken. In the end, things turned out OK but I suddenly find myself in need of a vacation (hello Boss!).MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net believed that doing good things for others has rewards, perhaps not materially but for my own heart and soul. But last week, I started to wonder if indeed no good deed goes unpunished. Both my wife Michelle and I are among those people who tend to roll down their windows and slip a dollar or two into the hands of panhandlers. I try not to judge or assume I know the circumstances that lead to panhandling, I just assume that if they are so far down the ladder of life they need to ask for a handout, then Ill provide it at least in small increments. In other words, if they are desperate enough to ask, who am I to judge them? After all, there but for the grace of God go I. A phrase which, by the way, was uttered 500 years ago by John Bradford as he watched an inmate being led to the gallows while Bradford was imprisoned for being a Protestant. Two months ago, my wife Michelle and I tried to help two young people. While some good did come from it, the result was disastrous. Our help quickly became a handout that was only making the situation worse. By helping, we were not making it easy for our guests to help themselves. We were making it possible for them to be slugs when the reality was they needed to be working their tails off to prepare for some serious responsibility that was rapidly closing in on them. On their last full day as guests in our home, they did something irresponsible. It was seemingly minor, but it ended up as something with the potential to endanger our neighbors and completely devastate our lives. Until that day, I had no idea how fragile our existence really is. I dont care how comfortable you feel or how wealthy you are, security is an illusion and it really doesnt take much to destabilize everything in your life. In the end, we clearly werent doing our guests any favors and we did not have any right to impinge upon our neighbors. As things tumbled down into a seemingly serious mess last week, I was left to wonder, does any good deed go unpunished?I dont believe God helped the Denver Broncos win a football game because Im reasonably certain there were people in Pittsburgh equally as devout as Tebow (including Steelers safety Troy Polamalu) and some may well have been praying for their team to win (OK, that Tebow passed for exactly 316 yards (John 3:16, Tebows favorite Bible verse) may show that God has a sense of humor). I also dont believe that God allows children to starve and be raped. People let it happen; they make it happen. And then, there are people who try to stop it or change it. If God is helping anyone, He is helping those who try to stop or change it. Just as our guests should not have expected a handout from us, I dont think we should expect a handout from God. If we really want to stop children from starving and being raped, there are the means on this earth to make it stop. We just have to decide to do it and appreciate that it wont necessarily be easy. Over the past two months, I have gained some cynicism and it was probably needed. Ill still roll down my window to stuff a dollar or two into someones hand just not so frequently. I have no right to judge, but that doesnt mean I have no right to decide what looks to be the better cause for my dollars. I now know that sometimes the best way to help people is to help them help themselves. Sometimes. Not always.In the end, God didnt save John Bradford. On July 1, 1555, he was burned at the stake. Most importantly, he didnt expect God to save him. Instead he asked for forgiveness from those he had wronged and offered forgiveness to those who wronged him. He then offered words of cheer to the man who was tied to the stake with him. Everyone involved in that event are long dead now, but Bradfords words remain. I now know that nearly any horrific tale I read about could well be mine. Life is indeed fragile and there but for the grace of God go Mitch Traphagen. Upon finishing this column, I am going to donate to the fund that was set up for Diego Duran, the boy from Ruskin who was shot in the head by so-called celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve. It could have been any of us; falling bullets have been known to injure people even inside of homes. That it happened to a smart and happy young man with his entire life ahead of him simply made it all the more tragic. While God may help those who help themselves, I think He does that sometimes by sending people, and not through an elaborate carnival act involving a giant hand reaching from the heavens to stop a bullet. Perhaps its true that no good deed goes unpunished, but Id rather die like Bradford, with my integrity and principles intact, than as the person who ordered him put to death or as the person who fired that gun into the air on New Years Eve. Regardless of any faith or lack thereof, you still have to live with yourself, after all. Yeah, Im a little more cynical, but in the end, where do you want to live? In the land where its every man for himself, or in the place where people rush to the aid of someone legitimately in need? I still choose the latter.

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Enjoying a portion-controlled treat is a good way to indulge without overdoing it. 16 JANUARY 12, 2012 212012 RESOLUTION: Eat More Citrus A healthy lifestyle doesnt have to mean nibbling on bland fare. With strategic substitutions and smart snacking tips, you can still enjoy some favorite foods without compromising your nutritional goals. Eating healthy means enjoying a broad variety of foods and including carbs, protein and fat in your diet, says one of the countrys most recognized sports dietitians, Leslie Bonci, who consults for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Milwaukee Brewers and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With smart food swaps and tricks that add nutrients and flavor, Bonci can help you enjoy eating well without the extra pounds. Stay hydrated. If you are on the go, drink cold water it leaves your stomach and gets to the muscles faster, thus doing a better job of hydrating your body. Also, try swapping some of the foods on your menu for ones with liquid: Foods such as cold soups, many fruits, vegetables and applesauce take up more room in the stomach and can help keep you full longer. Consider making satisfying salads with grains like bulgur or brown rice, which also absorb a lot of liquid. Allow yourself some indulgences. Enjoying foods you love is important to long-term success, and making smart choices doesnt mean sacrificing treats. Just opt for products that provide portion control and good calorie count. A pre-packaged better-for-you options like the ones from Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods is a great choice. All of the Weight Watchers sweet baked treats have 4 to 5 grams of fiber, contributing to your daily fiber requirements; and few people actually get the daily fiber requirement of 20 to 35 grams. Also, the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods have no trans fat and are good on the go. I enjoy them as part of my morning and afternoon snacks or as an easy, sensible dessert. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com/sensiblefoods. Taste the rainbow. Eating a variety of colorful foods increases the nutrient richness of your diet, contributes to your daily fluid requirements and provides carbohydrates for fuel. Heres a quick rundown of the colors you should look for: Dark green: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and romaine are great sources of vitamin K for bone and eye health. Orange: Peaches, nectarines and cantaloupe contain natural carotenoid pigments for lung and skin health. Yellow: This is corn time, folks, and corn is a great source of lutein for eye health. Red: Tomatoes offer vitamin C and lycopene. Deep red or purple: Plums, cherries and berries all boost heart health. Get creative with natures bounty. When you grill, think beyond protein. Grill vegetables and fruit, or add chopped pineapple or mango to salsa to top fish or chicken. Seek balance. Fuel your body on a regular basis and include foods from each macronutrient group every time you sit down to eat. That means carbohydrate-, proteinand fat-containing foods. Try to divide your plate this way: a bit less than half of your plate for fruit and vegetables, one third for lean protein (beef, pork, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy, eggs or soy foods) and the remainder for grains (pasta, rice or bulgur). Dont omit fat just use a little to enhance flavor. Olive oil, nuts or a thin spread of nut butter are all good choices. If you really want that ice cream or that glass of wine, have it instead of the grain, not in addition. Forget bland condiments. If you want to eat better, spice things up. Healthful spices include cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and oregano. You can use spices to add flavor to your dishes or drinks while cutting the amount of calorie-rich ingredients such as oil and sugar. Try mixing spices, citrus and fresh herbs to perk up any vegetarian fare. Be prepared with portable snacks. It can be hard to eat better when you travel, so keep handy a survival kit that includes nonperishable protein and carbohydrate-containing foods. If you are a busy parent on-the-go or work long hours, throw some of these snacks in your bag to avoid fast-food restaurants and vending machines. A few good options: Foods with protein jerky, packs of tuna or salmon requiring no can opener, roasted soy nuts, seeds and small cans of bean dip with a pop-top for easy opening. Carbohydrate-containing foods packs of oatmeal, prepackaged cereal and homemade trail mix. Put your fork down between bites and chew. Feel the texture, notice the flavors, and savor the food. Preparing foods that require chewing harder will give you more time to eat and allow your brain to register you are full. It takes at least 20 minutes after eating for your stomach to tell your brain that it is full, but most of us finish a meal in 10 minutes. Give your stomach time to catch up to your brain by slowing down your eating. It will take longer to finish a meal, leaving less time for a second helping.Nutrition Tips Smart Advice from Sports Dietitian Leslie Bonci

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22 JANUARY 12, 2012 Now Open To The PublicEvery SaturdayTours at 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.13910 Seminole Trail WimaumaAdults: $15and under: $7.50 Seniors (65+): $10 (3 and under FREE)Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Members enter free with newsletter voucherElmirasWildlife.org (941) 776-8975info@elmiraswildlife.org $2 OffAdult tour with this ad the directors have calculated that annual sales would generate a minimum of $360,000 per year or more than enough revenue to handle a debt service of about $306,000 (principal payment and interest) on the loan each year. The total interest amount paid over the decade would be about $650,000. In other words, the renewed campus ultimately would cost the CA a total of $3.65 million. It is on this basis that James P. Hines, Jr., a partner in the Tampa and SCC law firm of Hines Norman Hines, P.L., examined $500 and the $100 estoppel fee adds more than $2,100 to the cost of a home now, exceeding the $1,800 due at closing in 2011, she asserted. Its a situation that especially hurts older residents anxious to sell in order to relocate to assisted living or move closer to family as stamina diminishes and health fails, she added. Von Bargen, who described herself as very conservative, wondered aloud what would happen if calamity struck and there were no sales. The others, though, echoed Nancy Stanton, Realtor associated with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises, who pointed out that in order to attract 50 and 60-year-olds the baby boomers to 50-year-old SCC to purchase homes already well established, some polishing is required. Sun City Center has so much to offer, she said, but its looking a little tired. We need to update in order to compete with others (communities). In the long run, she added, the proposed building program is likely to enhance property values. Cohen agreed that SCC is looking a little dated and that the new buildings will lend an air of modernization to the community. He specifically noted the proposed caf with wine and sports bar on the Atrium plaza and likened it to the very popular facility at Kings Points South Clubhouse. Younger and younger people are buying and they want such amenities, he asserted. Stanton, too, predicted the caf would become a gathering place particularly attractive to baby boomers sizing up the community as their retirement home. These potential homebuyers, she suggested, do not have the interest in golf that the previous generation of retirees did. Connolly, too, called the proposed caf a good idea providing a place to congregate that has been lacking on the north side of the community. She questioned, however, the perception that the new buildings would update or modernize the Central Campus appearance. They dont quite have a 2000 look; more like the s, she said. Kaukonen emphasized the importance of first impressions. This year, 2012, already is promising to be a very good sales year, he said. But, Valencia Lakes, SouthShore Falls, The Villages all have wonderful visitor centers, he asserted, suggesting that to be in the resale game, SCC now needs something of the same caliber. Asked for his view of the payas-you-go approach to eventually acquiring more campus assets and more community use space, Ed Barnes, CA president, said its entirely possible, too possible, that stringing the building program out for 10 years would cost more. As the recession lifts and business is stimulated, construction costs are going to rise, he noted, and then what was saved in interest will be eaten up or exceeded by the price of the delayed construction. The time to undertake this project is now when market conditions favor both low cost construction and low cost lending. Quite possibly, its the only best time well have. Barnes also pointed to another aspect. If the capital improvements are done in a piece meal fashion, different future CA boards will have to contend with the planning, permitting, construction, oversight, payment arrangements, temporary relocations, furnishings and all the other related functions each time a piece of the building program is undertaken, he emphasized. I think its far better to handle the project as a whole now rather than burden future volunteer boards with the not-yet-fulfilled expectations. And if a major catastrophe should occur of Japanese Tsunami proportions and no one moved to Florida and the market collapsed and the capital improvement fund depleted, Barnes concluded, wed have problems much worse and concerns much greater than the bank loan. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Closure in 2011 was staved off when a cap on the facilitys inmate population was raised to allow nearly 500 inmates to be housed there, thereby decreasing the states per-inmate costs. The inmate population increase was the result of cooperative efforts by Sen. Ronda Storms, whose district includes HCI, and the Hillsborough County Commission. However, another budget crunch now confronts the 2012 legislature convening in Tallahassee this week for its annual session. A combination of circumstances including the lingering recession and reduced revenues signal a significant budget shortfall that legislators must address. Historically, lawmakers most frequent response is to slash costs. As a direct result, HCI volunteers, staff and other concerned South County citizens now are watching Prison roof repair%  PHOTO COURTESY OF JANET SSMITHThis check changing hands (above) represents a $5,000 donation from the Hadley and Helen Hill Fund administered under the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center for a roofing project at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution near Balm. Evelyn Lunsford (left), foundation grants chairman, presented the contribution to Janet Smith (right), a volunteer and strong advocate for the faith-based, character-building prison for women.and listening carefully for any signs the facility again is at risk of closure, Smith indicated. No appointments have been made yet in the state capital on behalf of HCI, she said, adding that advocates for the prison are poised to spring into action. Meanwhile, the bad roof over Dorm K, which also lacks heat and air conditioning, will continue to leak without any timeline in place for making repairs, Smith acknowledged. Several area lawmakers have stated publicly in recent weeks that because the two legislative bodies will be occupied first with the thorny issues of redistricting, budget matters could be postponed to a special session following the customary annual assembly. That could leave HCIs fate unknown and any action on roof repairs until March or later. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC building program%  Attorney James Hines, Jr. Real Estate Broker Gary KaukonenAgreement gives CA acreage for building program Sun City Centers Community Association and CLUBLINK Enterprises Limited, current owner of several of the retirement centers golf courses, have executed an agreement giving the community a small slice of an unused course. According to a Letter of Intent signed by representatives of both organizations on December 30, 2011, and obtained by The Observer, the Canada-based resort golf course operator is giving the CA five acres from the 9th hole of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course. The acreage will extend the communitys Central Campus to the north, allowing adjustment of building sites in the capital improvements program now under consideration and therefore leaving untouched a portion of the lawn bowling greens formerly earmarked for construction. In exchange, the CA agreed to waive permanently its rights of first refusal as outlined in the 1984 Agreement in connection with any proposed sale of the North Lakes and Sandpiper courses. The CA also agreed not to stage or fund any objections to development of the North Lakes property by ClubLink and the course owner agreed to abide by community age and membership restrictions, should it develop the property for another use. The association, in addition, agreed to waive any prohibition to public play on the courses as well as agreed to several other lesser considerations for ClubLink. CA President Ed Barnes pointed out that the CA has not exercised its right of refusal although it has had several opportunities to do so over the years and would not be likely to do so in the future. Barnes also noted the CA has no control over how any developer maintains the North Lakes course. Any resident complaints about maintenance of the former golf course must continue to be handled through Hillsborough Countys Code Enforcement just as they have been in the past. The Community Association, he emphasized, has not given away any control because it never had such control.the financing from the residents vantage point. In a letter to the CA, Hines pointed out that The Association and its members are legally not the same. Even though the CA imposes membership dues and can obtain liens if those dues are not paid, it still is and remains a separate legal entity, Hines emphasized. And payment of member dues, required regardless of any building program, does not mean members legally own the association nor does voting input mean members are personally liable for a CA loan. Consequently, the attorney continued, CA members would not be responsible for any loan taken by the association. For a CA member to incur any personal liability for a CA debt such as the building loan, the member would have to agree in writing by signing a promissory note or personal guaranty, he added. A lender involved in an arrangement such as the proposed loan is not going to seek or require any such commitment from members, Hines said. Similarly, the loan would have no legal impact on CA members homes such as clouding their titles if it were not repaid, he noted. Members homes are not pledged as collateral and could not be seized, then sold to satisfy the debt because the lender would have no such authority. Hines also asserted that, under Florida law, CA member homeowners would not be obligated to disclose the CA loan when selling their homes. After all, he said, (A) the seller is not personally responsible for the repayment of the loan and (B) the lender will not hold a mortgage on the sellers home. As an analogy, Hines cited the common situation involving a church and its membership. When a church obtains a loan, its members are not personally liable for the debt, he said. CA members will not be co-signers if the CA obtains a construction loan and, he summed up, Association members will not incur any potential liability to the lender, to the Internal Revenue Service, or to any other entity, as a result of the Association obtaining a loan. Most local Realtors contacted by The Observer also see the proposed financing as more advantageous than not. Jay Sparkman, of Sparkman Marshall Realty Inc., noted its the way things get done, adding the financing plan would not mortgage the future. Richard Cohen, managing broker at Prudential Florida Realty, termed the loan financing the best way. And, Gary Kaukonen, broker in the Keller Williams Realty Sun City Center office, called the financing plan a result of good business sense promising community assets that are needed now. On the other hand, Marge Connolly, broker at A1 Connection Realty, admitted she had concerns about creating the indebtedness and would have preferred a plan that called for building in increments as monies accumulating in the capital improvement fund became available. She allowed, however, that she did not see the $300 added to the first-time buyer transfer fee as any drag on home sales. Its all in how its presented, the veteran Realtor noted. Her business partner, Marion Von Bargen, was the only Realtor contacted who foresees the fee increase potentially driving away buyers. The one-time $1500 fee for the first time buyer, coupled with two CA dues payments topping

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South zone trout season started Jan. 1 with a lot of happy anglers fishing for their favorite fish. Anglers can keep four trout per day, with one of your four being more than 20. If you catch one 22 or larger, it is best to release them, as at this size they are more than likely female and are full of roe. I asked several anglers where they caught their trout and found that they were in the shallows and flats on warmer days. Colder days they were in water as deep as 4 feet. Bait for trout varied between anglers. Live shrimp was the most popular. Others were using bright colored lures and jigs. Use your light tackle rigs for trout. Trout is an excellent tablefare, most often fried. A Southern tradition is fried trout and eggs and biscuits for breakfast. Sheepshead have wandered from the docks to deeper waters. Many anglers were chasing schools of sheepshead offshore. This fish can be cooked in various different ways. It is a lean, white meat fish, which is great baked, boiled, fried, or flaked into salads. Schools of cobia are circling around our waterways. A group of anglers spent hours fighting their catches, finding upon landing that none were large enough for legal catches. Cobia must measure 33 for a keeper, and all these anglers caught were from 29 to 30. They had a great time with their catches, but felt a little disappointed upon all releases. I have reports of tripletail catches around the buoys and shady spots. They were caught on live shrimp. Average weight is five pounds. Some refer to them as black perch, or sea perch. I would say that food value is poor. Legal catch is 15 with 2 per person. Gag grouper season is closed. Would you believe that the waterways are full of them? Some are having a great time catching and releasing. If you want a day of action, return to the same rock spot the next day and keep catching and releasing. Not all of the kingfish have left our waters. Reports came in this week about some big kingfish roaming around waiting for some food. Flounder have come alive in the cooler weather, with many catches By Jonie Maschek being made not only around docks and piers, but out in the deeper waterways. This fish is a flat fish with one eye. When first you see it, you wonder if to keep it or throw it back. It is one of the best food value fish for those who like lean, white, boneless fish. This time of the year most bait fish have traveled along to warmer waters, but we have had mild warm weather and many have come back traveling along with the mullet. Some have been using squid and sardines successfully for bait. Amberjack are schooling along with the birds in pursuit. Many boats are zipping across the bay following the schools. Since our waterways now have heavy boat traffic, be careful and watch out for others. Mangrove snapper are still hanging around our waterways waiting for some live shrimp. This is a fun fish to catch. Average weight is seven pounds. Legal size is 10 and 5 per person per day. I will be guest speaking at the Kings Point Fishing Club annual meeting next Wednesday evening. This is one of the most active fishing clubs in the area. They know how to fish and have fun. Have a great fishing week and remember: always fish with a buddy. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.One of the most disappointing statistics in boating is that 70% of all boaters involved in on-water accidents never took a boating class. Ive been boating my whole life. or I go out only during the day is a typical rationale, as if boating accidents happen only at night. Many boaters have one days experience a hundred times over. They have not experienced the one situation yet that they are not prepared for. As in many accidents, it was a situation they had not anticipated. Sudden fog. A boat approaching at high speed. Throttle malfunction. Sudden illness or falling overboard. A Safe Boating class gives a boater the basic tools to handle these unforeseen events by being both educated and prepared. Experienced boaters find that their experience on the water is magnified many times over when it is coupled with formal boating education. About Boating Safely is a beginner boating course that can save boaters money, increase skill confidence and make for relaxing and safe boating excursions. Topics include: types of boats, boating law, boating safety equipment, weather and tides, knots, docking, types of buoys, sound signals, trailering, leaving and returning. The seminars are held in 3 manageable segments of 3 hours each over a 2 week period. The 3 sessions will be held on Jan. 12, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 from 7 10 PM overlooking the water at Tampa Sailing Squadron. The first two sessions are instructional and the third session for reviewing and testing. This boating course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete the class About Boating Safely. More importantly the course will make you a more knowledgeable and more confident boat operator. Cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference manual. Call Guy Mandigo for reservations and information at 641-2488.Sign up for a safe boating classState Fair releases new iPhone appThe Florida State Fair is always looking for ways to help improve a guests experience. They are pleased to announce that available now on the iTunes store, they are offering their Florida State Fair App to anyone with an iPhone or iPad for free. This interactive app will provide users with a multimedia rich experience during their visit to the Florida State Fair. This application features the find my car application that will record where you parked your car with the touch of a button. This will be useful to fair goers that have enjoyed a long day of rides and entertainment, and arent sure where they parked their cars. Other features include an event schedule and integrated map feature that shows where you are, and also where highlighted entertainment will be at what time. With just the touch of a finger, the app will send you a reminder fifteen minutes before the event gets underway. Plans to release the Android counterpart is in the works, and will be released on the Android Marketplace in the coming weeks. For more information visit http:// www.floridastatefair.com/. They look forward to seeing you at The Best Time of the Year.South Bay Hospital presents Age of ChampionsOn Jan. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, South Bay Hospital will be sponsoring a screening of the documentary film Age of Champions. The film follows a group of athletes, ranging from ages 60 to 100, that are chasing gold at the National Senior Games. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the movie will begin at noon. Free lunch and free health screenings will be provided. Seating is limited, so be sure to call 1-888-6851595 to make your reservation or for more information. Post-Polio Group announces new meeting place and timeThe Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group will now meet the 3rd Thursday of the month, January thru May at Dennys on S.R.. 674 at noon for a luncheon meeting. Pay for lunch on your own and share ideas with fellow Polio survivors. The group also meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Sun City Caf just off S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. For more information call Pam Vogelsang at 642-8707.Dance the night awayThe public is invited to dance the night away to the sounds of Thor Stevens from 7 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Freedom Plaza Retirement Community, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. Good fun and entertainment will be had by all. For more information call 813634-1824

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24 January 12, 2012 Pray More 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 A ship is safe in a harbor, but that is not what a ship is for. Ralph Helverson Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study Redeemer Women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 beginning with coffee and cookies at 9:30 a.m. Following a devotion and short business meeting, those women who are interested will car pool to Steppin Stone Farm for a tour. Steppin Stone Farm provides a Christian program for at risk teenage girls and was the presentation for the November meeting. All Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Southside Baptist feeds the hungrySouthside Baptist Church, 4208 US Hwy 41, S, approximately 4 miles south of College Ave. in Ruskin, has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to help feed the hungry. Hot meals will be served every Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Call 813-645-4085 for more information.Celebrate Valentines DayThe community is invited to the United Community Church for a Valentine Party be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Great Hall of the church at 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Caz and Terry will entertain with their Nashville style and Light Show. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased following the 10 a.m. service on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon. in the Narthex or at the door the night of the event. For more information call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl at 634-7062. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Resolution:Enjoy the cinemaAt last! Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., Sun City Center, re-commences their monthly cinema celebration at 5 p.m. on the last Saturday of this month, Jan. 28. They will be offering the film -a very intriguing one -Courageous. If you have previously been to their presentations, you know what a great evening it will be as the movie is only half the fun. During intermission break, they also present a marvelous buffet of home prepared goodies by their ladies -absolutely delectable -and there is no charge for any of the above (popcorn, too!). In February, they will be looking forward to their Valentine Party. Baked goods enjoyedThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present popular gospel singer James McDuffy in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the church sanctuary. McDuffy will be singing several well-known gospel selections as well as Ole Man River and Unforgettable. This concert is the first of several over the next few months that are part of the churchs Thank God Its Variety concert series. The next concert on Friday, Jan. 27 James McDuffy belts out a gospel song.James McDuffy to perform at United Methodist Churchwill be local favorite Phil Provenzano and the Jazz Xperience which will be the first of a special threeconcert series of jazz events to be held on the fourth Friday of each month, January through March. The TGIV series includes classical, barbershop, choral music and theater in addition to gospel and church music, A donation of just $5 is requested at the door. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539. Ordinary people accomplish extraordinary thingsSouthside Baptist Church will host Kirk and Patti Lytle presenting excerpts from Together again... for the very first time. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Together again... for the very first time, written by Kirk and Patti, is an entertaining, inspirational walk through the Hall of Faith. Historically accurate, the program captures the personalities of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things during the twenty centuries of Christianity. Dramatic scenes, sprinkled with humor, along with music from the era, combine to create touching insights into decisive moments in the lives of some of the best-loved saints. The result is a highly entertaining history of the Church from a very personal vantage point. In this presentation, Kirk and Patti will portray the life of Fanny Crosby, a blind woman who was the most prolific hymn writer in history, and the story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, missionaries to Ecuador. A love offering will be accepted For more information call 813645-4085.Brandon Methodist offers Sunday dinnerMembers of the First United Methodist Church of Brandon are on a mission to help the needy in their community by offering a free meal every Sunday evening. The Community Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Social Hall (the rust-colored building that runs along the large grassy area) at First United Methodist Church of Brandon. The church is located at 120 North Knights Avenue in Brandon, Florida which is one block north of SR60 between Kings and Parsons. For more information about this program, contact Vicki Harrison at 813-689-4161.

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January 12, 2012 25 Southside Baptist Churchwill host Kirk & Patti Lytle presenting excerpts fromSunday, January 15, 2012 at 6 p.m.Together Again... For The Very First Time813-645-40854208 US Hwy 41 S. (4 miles south of 674 ) Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Be thankful for my blessings 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. 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 10:30 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 Area Obituaries Resolution:Beverly Dehnke BrunnerBeverly Brunner, 88, died December 23, 2011 at Pepper Family Hospice and Palliative Care following a short illness from a stroke. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Glenn. Also surviving are children Dr. Robert Rein (Kathleen), Denise Rein Windham (Gene), step children David Brunner (Susan), Robert Brunner (Cindy) and Karen Brunner DiTommaso (Daniel). Beverly also has 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Beverly in death was her father, Willard Dehnke, mother Mildred, step mother Elsie, husband William Rein and step daughter, Linda Brunner Symons. Beverly worked as an RN for various doctors and hospitals in the Detroit and Marquette, MI areas. Her specialty was an operating room nurse, but towards the end of her nursing career Beverly was a Hospice nurse where she helped start a Hospice unit at Sacred Heart hospital in Eau Claire, WI. This is what she liked most about nursing. Beverly was very active in her church serving as prayer chain member, bible study and womens group leader. Beverly had been a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian church for a number of years before moving to Michigan. She was active in square and traditional dancing. Beverly also did tai chi as an exercise for her mind and body. Memorial donations may be made to Pepper Family Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois.E. Louise SchreiberE. Louise Schreiber, 100, of Sun City Center, passed away January 6, 2012 at the LifePath Hospice House in Ruskin. She had been a resident of Sun City Center since 1980. Her husband, R. Paul Schreiber, predeceased her in 1994. She had been a resident of the State of Michigan for her lifetime prior to becoming a Florida resident. She is survived by her beloved family; son, Allen E. Demarest (Rosalie) of Clare, Michigan and Sun City Center, Florida; daughter, Eunice M. Agnello of Sun City Center, Florida; daughter, Jane Bottomley (Douglas) of Kalamazoo, Michigan; daughter, Carolyn Wiliamson (Jack) of Hurst, Texas; and son; Ray Schreiber (Lynn) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. Upcoming womens studies at South Bay ChurchRIVERVIEW The Womens Ministry of South Bay Church invites women of the community to two extensive studies beginning next Tuesday, January 17. The first program, entitled James Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore, will be offered at a morning class Tuesday, January 17, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., and repeated on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. There is a workbook available for $15 to coincide with the study. The second class, also beginning January 17, is Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend. It will begin at 7 p.m. A workbook is available for $11. Both studies are nine weeks long and childcare is available by reservation and a $5 donation per family. To register for either study, and to reserve childcare, call South Bay Church at 677-0721 or register online at www.SouthBay. cc, click on Ministries and scroll to Women. Along with the above study series, join other women for Crop Till You Drop, a scrapbooking class beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 3. Bring your photos and supplies, or purchase supplies onsite. A $10 donation for the class will go toward the churchs youth camp. The church is located at 13498 U.S. Hwy. 301, Riverview, FL 33578 (just south of Big Bend Road).Universalists share paths of discovery SCC Unitarian Universalists Fellowship presents Jeanne Danek. who will address UU Epiphanies. Several local members will discuss their life journeys and how they found their church homes in the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship. This program will help members get to know one another on a different level. Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb E., Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 8136332349.God is closer than you think Do you wish you had a closer relationship with God? What would be different in your life? St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will be exploring God is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg for six weeks beginning now through February 15, 2012. The format is based on a DVD that will take the audience through discovering their feelings and where they want to be with God. You may sign up by calling the church at 813634-1252 or by emailing Dotty Guerrera at dguerrera@tampabay. rr.com. There is a participants book available for $10 that can be purchased at the first class. Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood holds their February meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The guest lecturer will be Dr. Cathy Hoffman, Clinical Director of Sensible Medicine, and founder of the Hoffman Clinic. The Clinics goal is to provide the best care possible by offering the very best of Eastern and Western doctrines. Her experience has spanned over 35 years. She is a certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Refreshments served.Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30New classes offered at Community Church CollegeDiscover a great way to begin your New Year. The Community Church College is beginning a new semester with great new classes, exciting tours. The classes are ninety minutes weekly for six weeks running Feb. 20,2012 to March 29. The cost is $25 for the Tampa General Hospital Series. In all, There are 42 classes, five trips and tours plus the hospital series. The classes are held at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. Open registration is Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. You may register early online at www: 4lifelearning.org. Late registration is available Feb. 1 thru the first week of classes in the college office, Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to noon. The College office is closed on Friday. Catalogs are available in the church narthex, college office, Sun City Center Library, South Shore Regional Library and in professional offices. Is it time to train the dog, learn to operate your new camera, IPhone or I-Pad? How about Baseball Then & Now, review Keys To Healthy Aging and Living a Long Healthy Life? For more information, contact the College office at 813-634-8607.

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26 January 12, 2012As 2011 draws to a close, prepare to ring in the new year with skin-saving resolutions suggested by The Skin Cancer Foundation. From seeing a dermatologist, to ending your tanning routine and practicing sun protection as a way of life, here are five ways to adopt healthy skin habits next year: 1. Make Sun Protection Part of Your Daily Routine Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are caused by the suns harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is something to be concerned about on a daily basis. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the following sun safety tips: Seek the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Do not burn. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UVblocking sunglasses. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/ UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. 2. Examine your skin, head-totoe, every month. While self-exams shouldnt replace the important annual skin exam performed by a physician, they offer the best chance of detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer. If you notice any change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. To find out more about how to perform self-examination and spot a potential skin cancer, visit www. SkinCancer.org. 3. See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. Skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer, is also the most treatable cancer when detected early. The survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99 percent. The survival rate falls to 15 percent for those with advanced disease. An annual full-body skin exam performed by a dermatologist is essential. 4. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. For indoor tanners, no New Years resolution will be as important as a vow to stay away from tanning salons. Tanners may think all they are getting is a bronze glow, but that change in skin tone is a sign of skin damage and may lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. While it is true that melanoma risk can increase by 74 percent for frequent tanners, new research finds that those who make just four visits to a tanning booth per year can increase their risk for melanoma by 11 percent, and their risk for the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, by 15 percent. The more time a person has spent tanning, the higher the risk of skin cancer. 5. Keep Your Skin Glowing and Healthy Glowing skin can be achieved without tanning. Expert dermatologists say that proper cleansing, morning and night, is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, natural glow. In the morning, if you use a vitamin C serum, put it on after cleansing your skin. Then apply a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, followed by makeup. If you exfoliate, do it after cleansing in the evening. For more tips from dermatologists on taking care of your skin, visit the Go With Your Own Glow section of skincancer. org. For more information call Carla Barry-Austin 212-725-5641 or visit cbarryaustin@skincancer.org ; Becky Wiley 646-583-7988; rwiley@skincancer.org)New Years Resolutions From The Skin Cancer Foundation:The Hillsborough County Health Department understands the importance of affordable, accessible diabetes self management education and is pleased to announce the launch of Manage Your Diabetes, a free diabetes self management education program open to adult residents with a diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetes is a growing problem in Hillsborough County. From 2007 to 2010, the proportion of people with diabetes in the county increased from 7% to 11.7%. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications including kidney disease, amputation, blindness, nervous system damage and heart disease. Diabetes self management education programs incorporate education, support and facilitates the development of problem solving and coping skills which can lead to improvements in self-care behaviors. Improved self-care leads to better outcomes, fewer diabetesrelated complications, hospitalizations, deaths and an improved quality of life for the individual with diabetes. Manage Your Diabetes is designed to empower the person with diabetes to better manage their condition. The program is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education and is led by a Certified Diabetes Educator or licensed health care provider. Classes are free and meet one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Classes will be offered in areas of the county with the least amount of affordable opportunities for diabetes self management education and/or offered in areas with higher than average death rates related to diabetes. See below for a listing of class times and locations:Ruskin-Ruskin Branch Library 26 Dickman Dr. S.E. Ruskin, FL 33570 Meets Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17 and runs through Mar. 6. Sun City Center Community Association 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Meets Wednesdays from 3:304:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 18 and runs through Mar. 7. Interested residents should contact the Hillsborough County Health Department at 813-3078071 ext. 7107 for more information or to register.Free diabetes self management classes offeredYou can tell by the smiles on the faces of (left to right): Bonnie Johnson, Anna Tyler, Margaret Janey, Thelma Crosby, Pauline Testerman, Wilma Wells, and Ellouase Forte that they thoroughly enjoy their weekly date at McDonalds. Fellowship offered every TuesdayUnlike the men of the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church who meet only once a month at Dennys, the girls hate to miss their time of extra curricular fellowship on Tuesday every week, and welcome all who care to join them.New Year brings weight loss resolutions Start 2012 in a positive way by joining Weight Watchers. They meet every Thursday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Free registration and huge promotions. For more information email Sandy at samt1995@yahoo.com. The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of gardening classes for January and February, 2012. If you cannot attend one of these fabulous classes, keep reading for information on other ways to obtain gardening information. Registration instructions Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. For workshops that require a fee, please make checks payable to Friends of Extension. Register in advance online via our website at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-722-4524 for all workshops. January, 2012 Extension master gardener plant id tour at Desoto National Memorial/ Riverview Point Preserve: Jan. 14 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through DeSoto National Memorial and Riverview Point Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Extension master gardener plant id tour at Emerson Point Preserve: Jan. 21 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through Emerson Point Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Extension master gardener plant id tour @ robinson preserve: Jan. 22 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour by Extension Master Gardeners. Stroll through Robinson Preserves salt marshes to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Tour is suitable for all ages. Cooking with herbs: Jan. 25 ( 2-4 p.m.) Presented by Samantha Kennedy, Extension Agent. Throw that salt shaker away! Learn about different kinds of herbs and how to use them to spice up your life! Topics include selecting, drying, storing, and meal preparation. Smart landscape planning and care: Jan. 25 ( 1:30-4:30 p.m.) Presented by Elissa Mirabelli, Horticulture Program Assistant. This class satisfies the landscape portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program. Learn practical design tips, landscape pitfalls, garden chores, hardscape choices, texture combinations and remedies for difficult areas. Should you need identification of a plant, arrive early to class and bring a branch with leaves (and ideally with flower or seed). Manatee countys certified master naturalist habitat tour @ flatford swamp: Jan. 28 ( 9-11 a.m.) Guided tour with Lisa Hickey, Certified Master Naturalist Instructor. Be adventurous and slog through a wetland habitat slough. Wetlands and freshwater habitats are vital natural systems that filter pollutants before it reaches our surface and groundwater supply, support many wildlife species, and are diminishing every year. Located in eastern Manatee County at 39450 Taylor Road, Myakka City. Warm winter annuals: Jan. 31 ( 7-7:30 p.m.) Presented by Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent. A brief introduction will be given showing residents how our childrens educational garden was converted to a sensory garden for impaired children. The introduction will be followed by a showing of wonderful winter annuals to color your landscape beds. Location: Longboat Key Garden Club 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat KeyManatee County offers classes Write your life storyIf youve resolved that this is the year that you will write about your family history but you dont really know how to begin, its time to join Joan Shallecks popular class at Hillsborough Community College/SouthShore in Ruskin called Write Your Life Story. In this eight week course, students write about the important milestones in their lives, describing childhood events, educational and career choices, greatest influences, parents and siblings, romances and proudest achievements. You will learn how to create stories that your heirs will actually read using literary devices so that the stories will be entertaining as well as truthful. This non-credit course attracts people of all ages and writers are pledged to hold all that they hear in class in strict confidence. The course runs 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays from Feb. 3 through March 30. Registration is limited and can be done on-line at HCCContinuingEd.com and click on Lifelong Learning or by calling for more information 813-259-6010. Be good to myself and others Resolution: 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrated Dr. Cameron and Grace Bacon of Kings Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on December 16, 1961 at Dresserville Church in New York. They have three children, Ken, Mary Beth and Becky. They are also the proud grandparents of Karie, Katelyn, Kayla and Dalton. An anniversary party and renewing of vows ceremony was held at the Kings Point Clubhouse with theirfamily and friends. Dr. Cameron and Grace BaconFun Brigade celebrates New YearThe Fun Brigade of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue celebrated the New Year by hosting a pot luck dinner at noon on New Years Day. It was a fun filled and meaningful event to start the New Year by enjoying a meal and fellowship with church family. A great time was had by all. Members of Fun Brigade enjoying pot luck dinner.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 312 estateESTATE saSALesES JanuarANUAR Y 12, 2012 MARINE400 105 PersonaERSONAL 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 THE CHAKRA CENTERWith purchase of 3 or more sessions, 10% discount on select merchandise. Spiritual Books, Gifts & Learning 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Look for signs behind CVS Drugs in Sun City CenterPSYCHIC ARTS FAIRSaturday, January 14, 201210:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.A DAY OF GIFTS TO ENRICH YOUR LIFE!Psychics, Mediums, Intuitives, Astrology Plust Aura Photo, Crystals & Energy Healers 20 minute sessions are $25.00 813-633-9400 Prayer to the Blessed Mother. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmels fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of G G od, I Immaculate V Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me & show me here, in you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary Mother of G G od, queen of heaven & earth, I I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request) T T here are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (say 3 times). Holy Mary, I I place this prayer in your hands (3 times). S S ay this prayer for 3 consecutive days, then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. G G rateful thanks. bjk 310 GarageARAGE/YardYARD SaALeETThe S Sun City Center L Lions Club will hold their annual yard sale. F Friday & S Saturday, Jan. 13 & 14, 8am2pm. at the G Gazebo in the Center courtyard, between Peace & Quiet S S treets, off R R ickenbacker D D rive. G Good stuff cheap. AA 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 Huge garage sale. 2354 E E merald L Lake D Dr., S SCC. 8am-noon. S Saturday. L L ots of baby items, maturity clothes, jogging stroller, large collection of G G aither videos, silver, furniture, misc. household. HOA A R R ummage sale. S S aturday, Jan. 14, 8am-noon. Hacienda Heights, 10731 E E l Paso D D rive, R R iverview. S S erving breakfast $3, also bake sale. Come one & all. E Everything must go.A Annual garage sale Jan 14, 9am-2pm R R ice Creek RV RV R R esort, 10714 R R t 301 Over 40 tables in our R Rec Hall, bake sale,donuts, lunch, tools, scooters, furniture,Open to the public, donation F F riday noon-7pm Questions Call Kim 330-206-9876 310 garageGARAGE/ Yard ARD saSALeE Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS PANTS SALE50% OFF all womens pantsPlus, the secret sale 330 FurnitureURNITURECherry entertainment center 90x60 $300. S S late top dining table w/ 6 chairs $250, tan leather sofa $250 813-634-4021 D D ay bed w/ trundle, mattresses included $300. V Very good condition 813-419-4216, SSCC 331 AppPPLiancesIANCESKenmore heavy duty washer, 3 speed & Whirlpool heavy duty dryer, 6 cycles. $100 each, excellent condition. 813-645-1428354 MedicaEDICALMerits mobility chair, scratches on base, runs well. Call 813-641-9103 or 813-957-1230, will deliver $175.360 GoOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Bogey Bills Golf Cars 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. 813-649-8099390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeE3 wheel jogging Zipper stroller. L L ight under seat storage basket. $50 813843-4309 after 6pm. 8 sliding vinyl bronze windows from lanai plus 1 door. Covers 30x80. $150 for all. 813-645-5609 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 LL ennard High S S chool yard sale fundraiser. S S aturday, 1/14 9am3pm. Huge event at 24th S St. SE SE & S Shell Point RRd. RRuskin. Multi family. 1402 1438 Bluewater, S SCC. Jan. 13 & 14, F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-2pm. F Few of the great bargains, 2 living room chairs, large entertainment center, grill, tools, many more items. 425 SLipsIPS orOR StorageTORAGESS outh Bay RV RV & Boat S S torage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBaySStorage.comL L 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.comTT urn your unwanted items department to place your ad 813-645-3111 Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 1610 El Rancho Dr., SCCARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-79542003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4-door; Appliances: Side-by-Side Refrigerator, GE Washer & Dryer; Furniture: Sofa Sleeper w/Matching Loveseat, Curio Cabinet, Twin & Full Bedroom Suite, Free Standing Fireplace, Dining Room Suite w/Server, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Sewing Machine w/Cabinet, Wingbacked Chair, Computer Desk, File Cabinet, Dropleaf Table, Large Sofa, Garage Cabinet, Teenager Bedroom Suite, Office Chairs, Pedestal Mirror; Collectables: Vintage Gloves & Purses, Lenox, Hull, Waterford, Madame Alexander Dolls, Jewelry; Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Sofa & Loveseat, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Swivel Rocker, Side Chairs, Pub Table w/Chairs, Bakers Rack, King Bed, Fruitwood Double Bed & Dresser, Long Twin Electric Beds w/TempurPedic Maresses & Wood Headboards, End Tables, Lamps (Verilux FL, Mission Style, Crystal Hurricane and Glass), Jewelry Armoire, Desks, Cheval Mirror, Vintage Japanese Paintings, Russian & Egyptian Collector Plates, Capodimonte, Stackable Washer & Dryer, Chest Freezer, Sony Home Theatre System, TVs. Jewelry, Grill, Kitchenware, Glassware & Garage Items.P P C L S Swww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES2009 Chickory Lane(off N. Pebble Beach Blvd.) Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Jan. 13 & 14 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 Have a nice day &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT LOT -Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER move in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C. Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER MOVE-IN READY HOUSE: Spacious 2BR/2BA, elegantly furnished, perfectly maintained, with split BR plan, walk-in-closets, tiled BA, large kitchen and Breakfast nook, enclosed lanai, large inside utility rm, garage. $122,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE, KINGS LAKE: Great condition, beautiful hardwood floors in Living area, tiles in kitchen & BA, screened porch overlooking lake, storage closet and more. Close to school & shopping. Not a short-sale! Immediate occupancy if needed. $59,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CHURCH, BUSINESS AND/OR HOME? Look at this Ruskin property: 1 beautiful acre with large oaks, 2600 sq. ft. of house and offices, 2.5BA, 2-car garage + 2-car carports, lots of road frontage, great location, CG Zoning. $259,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy. 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. 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CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! and great for winter/retirement: This M-Home in gated community with heated pool and clubhouse has a lot to offer. 2BR/2BA, split plan, open great room, modern kitchen, large enclosed addition/living area, screened porch, utility workshop and carport. Only $70/month, right in Ruskin. With large air-conditioned addition, this 2BR/2BA + Den has bright living room, eat-in space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed, newer CHA and great corner lot. No HOA. on its own lot: Modern kitchen with cooking island, bright dining/living room, walk-in closets in BR, enclosed lanai, utility/ workshop, double roof and carport. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250

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