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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 19, 2012 Volume 55 Number 52 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS The Palmetto Historical Museum is hosting a display of Carnival Glass January 25 through midMarch. See page 16 Learn more about Floridas feral hog population from sportsman Tony Young on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Saving HCI, chapter two, now organizing Big blue bus brings dental services to South County youth MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTORear Admiral Larry Chambers at home in Sun City Center. By %  MItchTCH TRAphPHAgGEN mitch@observernews.netHe didnt have to save the family with five small children. He could have let them die; no one would have faulted him for it. Given the chaos that was ensuing all around him, it could have been just another sad footnote crowded into another sad chapter in history, and one quickly forgotten.The heart of command Rear Admiral Larry Chambers is ageless. His eight decades of life are hidden behind eyes that reveal energy, optimism, youth and vigor. His voice and laughter complete his agelessness. Chambers has few peers, not many people have accomplished what he has. And no doubt some of those peers have eyes clouded with the jaundice of seeing too much of an imperfect world but not Chambers. He smiles, he laughs and his eyes twinkle. Larry Chambers is a man who has set his own course. Captain Larry Chambers was just over a month into being the commander of the aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, when he was ordered to make best possible speed to a point 150 miles off the coast of South Vietnam. In a matter of days, his ship would be the focal point of the largest helicopter evacuation in history. Named Operation Frequent Wind, approximately 7,000 people would be evacuated from Saigon as the city was falling to the North Vietnamese. There is no larger, mightier ship than an aircraft carrier. Only two nations have successfully built them and even the Chinese, with their enormous manufacturing power, have yet to build their own. The Chinese aircraft carrier is one refurbished after purchase from the Russians. It is an airport and a floating By MEELODY JAAMEESONN%  mj@observernews.net RUSKIN More than 1,100 youngsters were treated for dental problems in 10 hospital emergency rooms across Hillsborough County during 2010. For every dollar spent on preventative measures, $15 is saved in dental treatments. Dental disease is the number one childhood ailment, five times more common than asthma, yet childhood dental decay is 100 percent preventable. These are the figures that get me up each morning, says Kelli Johnson, dental programs manager with the Suncoast Clinics network. And, theyre the facts that support the passion this widely experienced former dental hygienist brings to the spiffy mobile dental coach she oversees. The mobile dental unit, about the size of a luxury touring bus, has three treatment stations where staff hygienists and assistants work to prevent those expensive hospital emergency room visits for the children of their low-income clientele and to encourage lifetimes of the dental awareness that can avoid serious problems in the mouth. MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTOWelcome to my rolling dental clinic, Kelli Johnson (above) says as she opens the door and the gateway to dental awareness for young people without access to other dental services across South Hillsborough County. A longtime dental hygienist, Johnson now manages dental programs in the Suncoast Community Health Care Centers network. She personally designed the mobile units interior after the coach was obtained with a substantial federal grant in 2010. It is supported by additional grants and donations. See DENTAL BUS, page 18 See THE HEART OF COMMAND, page 26By MEELODY JAAMEESONN%  mj@observernews.netBALM Known for its rehabilitation success rate, lauded for its force of volunteers, the pioneering womens prison here with programs that work again is in the sights of a state administration determined to eliminate it. And once again, its advocates, many of them senior citizens, are preparing for combat in the political trenches. Late last week, Floridas Department of Corrections (DOC) announced a consolidation plan that calls for closing 11 of its facilities around the state. It gives as reasons for the closures a declining prison admissions rate and excess bed space. Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI) on C.R. 672 near Balm with a population of about 280 female inmates is one of those targeted. Closing date is March 1. DOC officially PHotoOTO CourtesOURTESY ofOF JanetANET SmitMITHEntrance signage at HCI, the faith-based, character-building prison for women near Balm, was changed only a few months ago when a new DOC secretary joined the state administration. The sign could change again soon as the unique and successful facility once more has been targeted for closure. However, if the many volunteers for and advocates of its programs such as Janet Smith (above) have any say, that change may be vigorously opposed. See SAVING HCI, page 3

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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r projects savings of a little over $.8.3 million in the 2012-13 timeframe if the 135-acre HCI campus is shuttered. The department is known for its estimates on the high side and its calculations do not take into account the savings that a functioning HCI represents. This is all about money saving taxpayer dollars, Nancy Williams, a charter HCI volunteer, stated in an initial email to the volunteer network following the closure announcement. Its also about the hundreds of thousands of tax dollars inmates save the state with their work in public venues and about the thousands in contributions their prison production amounts to each year that offset the savings projected by closure, her communication emphasized. Williams message, the first of a multi-faceted renewed effort to save the proven successful facility, also provided contact information for various elected officials whose responsibilities include prison funding, from the governors office to legislative leaders. She urged the volunteer force to make contact, passionately and rapidly. Approximately a year ago, DOC made a similar move, aiming for HCIs closure by June, 2011, transferring its inmates to other female prisons and relocating or terminating more than 100 employees. Several volunteers along with a couple of HCIs alumni who had completed sentences and returned to constructive society advanced on Tallahassee to relate the HCI story to legislators unfamiliar with its programs and successes. One of the points focused on was the statutory requirement that Floridas DOC maintain at least one faith-based, character-building prison for women. DOC maintains several such facilities for male inmates around the state, but HCI was the only installation that fulfilled the obligation. Subsequently, DOC reportedly has established a similar female facility in Hernando County. The effort last year brought HCI through the 2011 budget cycle, stalling closure with the help of Senator Ronda Storms, whose district includes eastern Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County commissioners also weighed in, adjusting zoning to raise the population cap for the facility and thereby paving way for reduction of per-inmate costs. With closure staved off for 2011, the prisons volunteer force, numbering in the hundreds and coming from surrounding communities including Sun City Center and Valencia Lakes, dug in to raise thousands of dollars in private funds for a variety of needs on the prison campus. They gathered $5,000 in donations and obtained a $5,000 matching grant for a $10,000 failed roof repair on one prison dormitory, then lined up the contractor to do the job. DOC estimated the repair work at $50,000. The job has been put on hold at the states request. Volunteers also raised $7,000 to fill large gift bags for each inmate prior to Christmas, 2011, and have talked about fund-raising campaigns to underwrite other major infrastructure needs on the prison campus. Similarly, the work performed through the year by inmate crews at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, a massive agricultural experimentation complex affiliated with the University of Florida and located further east at Balm, is valued at about $300,000 annually. Two inmate work details have been donating their services at the complex where food-related research with worldwide impacts is conducted. A third work detail needed at the research center was in the formative stage. Additionally, the sewing, paper and wood products made by the women in various programs on their compound constitute charitable donations with an estimated value of better than $200,000, Williams noted. If the Balm campus is shuttered, most HCI inmates expect to be transferred to the large Lowell Correctional Institution, a female prison with a reputation for inmate abuse and where rehabilitation programs are very limited, noted Janet Smith, another long time HCI advocate and volunteer. At HCI now, their fear level is off the charts because they know what awaits them, she added. The HCI programs, considered a model for the nation, range from training for employment to marketable crafts to athletics to religious instruction to one-on-one mentoring with the hundreds of retired area professionals turned volunteers. The results are demonstrated in renewed self confidence as well as commitment to learning and the value of the programs, produced at no cost to tax payers, shows in the low recidivism rate at HCI. More than 85 percent of HCI inmates return to society and constructive lives after serving sentences there. However, transferring the women who have come so far in their lives back into a general prison population will be equivalent to sending them to emotional and spiritual death, Smith said, adding I thought the goal was to reduce repeat offenders and we have a shining example of how to do that at HCI. Even DOC recognized HCI achievements, designating it the number one volunteer-facilitated Saving HCI...chapter two%  PHOTO BY NANCY WILIAMSThe first and second rows include the Hillsborough C.I. Turnover team who competed against the Sun City Center Vintage Babes softball team, pictured in the back row. %  On a cold January morning, the womens softball action was hot at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Balm. The Sun City Center Vintage Babes traveled to have their 1st game of 2012 on the newly renovated softball field at the womens prison. The SCC Softball Club, which has donated softball equipment in the past, recently provided soil to renovate the the 1970s prison softball field. Each inning the senior players continued to launch big hits that the young inmates would courageously catch. The bleachers were filled with cheering inmates encouraged by the sports teams from SCC that come to compete in softball, volleyball & tennis on Saturday mornings. After an exciting 8 innings of play, the SCC Vintage Babes prevailed 23 15. The 500 volunteers, which includes the sports teams, help to allow this 1st in the Nation womens faith/character prison have the lowest recidivism rate in the State. This facility was just awarded #1 in the State for the highest number of volunteer hours. Consequently, this is why there is another lobbying effort at the State level by the volunteer force to prevent another possible closure of HCI beginning February 1. prison in the state just before it announced the closure. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Everyones a winner Change my hairstyle.

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4 JANUARY 19, 2012 Saturday, Jan. 21 Giveaways LARGE, FLAT SCREEN TVGrand Prize $2,000in 80 FREE $25 gift cards to be rafed! BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes By William Hodges Have fun 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 Someone, somewhere once said, God does not subtract from a mans lifetime those days when he goes fishing. I dont know whether God deducts days for fishing, but I do believe having fun is one of the essential parts of living a long and happy life. Yes, it is important to do those mundane things in life that must be done in order to buy food and keep a roof over our heads. But someone also said, All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. I suspect the same is true for Jill. So, if we want to be happy, healthy and not boring, we must incorporate enjoyable activities into our day. Take out a piece of lined paper. On that paper, draw several vertical lines from top to bottom. In column one, write Things I like to do. In column two write When I did it last. Column three should be headed Time needed to do it. Column four is Cost to do it. Column five is Special needs. Now begin to fill in the information. Start listing all the things you like to do or things you would like to do. At this point, ignore all the other columns. Do not make any judgments as to whether the ideas are practical or not. Your list may contain such mundane things as taking a walk in the park or sunbathing in the backyard. Maybe you would like to hike in the forest. But dont stop there. Think big. You might want to list captaining a sailboat to the British Virgin Islands, taking a ride in a hot-air balloon (both are on my list), or going on a trip around the world. Again, it is very important to not allow any of the other columns enter your thoughts when you make the list. Their time will come. Now look at your list and go to column two. For those things you have done in the past, try to remember the last time you did them. You might find that the only thing preventing you from doing something you like to do is you forgot that you like to do it, or just got out of the habit of doing it. For column three, enter the amount of time it will take to enjoy the endeavor. Be sure to include any preparation time. Now whenever you are able to get some free time, you will have a list of activities from which to choose that will relate to the time you have free. There may be obstacles, however. In this instance, the information you enter in column four may be that obstacle. How much will it cost to enjoy the activity? Obviously, a walk in the park will be a low-cost item, but an around-theworld trip could be a killer. However, I might decide that if I save my entertainment dollars today by walking in the park, ten years from now I may be able to start my world tour. Then again, I may never save enough to go around the world, but I cannot help but be healthier from the walking. The last column is for describing any special requirements the endeavor will require. To safely captain a sailing craft, for instance, I have spent many hours sailing under a competent sailing instructor and have taken the U. S. Coast Guard small boats course. For those who wish to travel extensively, maybe language lessons would help get more out of the trips. If you would like to hike in rough terrain, physical conditioning is a must. English author Samuel Butler said, All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. Now you have your list, you can be as smart as the animals. Get busy. Have fun. 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.comStop smoking.Community leaders recognizedThe Military Family Support Trust (MFST) hosted a luncheon for the community leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The leaders represented Brookdale Senior Living at Freedom Plaza, District 4 of the Sheriffs Department, Interfaith Social Action Council, Knights of Columbus, Leathernecks, MOAA, MOWW, Patriots Club, Retired Officers Corpotation, SCC Chamber of Commerce, SCC Community Association, SCC Emergency Squad, SCC Security Patrol, SAR and the Seabees. MFST is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to military families through scholarships, financial assistance grants, guide dogs, Homeless Women Veterans, JROTC awards and other programs. The organization has been in Sun City Center since 1992. Visit the website at mobconline.org.

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X 8 5 JANUARY 19, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS 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 5-7 p.m. Beef Tips and Noodles 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 Friday, Feb. 24 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, Feb. 25 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 2 7-11 p.m. Southern Tide Saturday, March 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 9 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, March 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 16 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, March 17 4-7 p.m. St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner 7-11 p.m. St. Patricks Day Party with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesDance your way to a fitter new you often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center Amy L. Florkiewicz Air Force tary training at Lackland Air Force training earn four credits toward College of the Air Force. lark Place, Riverview. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. guests. Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Corr Elementary Terrific Kids demonstrate Friendship Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon nity outreach, such as tutoring, car Strategically located in the tion of Windhorst and Kingsway, Resource Center draws individu Check out activities at www. are free. Attend More Events!

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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! 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.PennyPenny is an adorable torti female kitten. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love by playing with every cat toy in the shelter. Penny is never dull and takes a shine to most visitors, volunteers or passersby. She likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning on the lanai. Visit Penny and give her that loving forever home. Penny as part of her adoption will be spayed as well as micro chipped. She has been brought upto-date on her shots DOB: 10/1/2011. TopperTopper is a pretty Chihuahua. This poor gals owner has spent the last year in a nursing home. A neighbor cared for her in the meantime but was unable to continue long term. A kind soul brought her to the shelter. She is sweet and allows you to hold her with no problem. All she wants is some company since she has had very little human interaction! A loving home would be a great way to start the new year. Topper is spayed and up to date on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB. 08/ 2/ 1998 Terrorism is topicThe National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The cost is $12. Their guest speaker is Dr. Charles Turner who will speak on Terrorism. For more information call Joyce 938-5279.Republicans hold annual meetingThe Greater Sun City Center Republican Club will hold their Annual Meeting and installation of officers on Jan. 26 in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room. Social time is at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Art Wood, the new Chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee. Art will also install the officers. Membership dues for 2012 are due and payable at this meeting and memberships are available for those wishing to become a member. The meeting is open to all Republicans and like-minded voters. Required parenting class for divorce offeredA Parenting Class for divorce from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on various dates in Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner, Florida 33584 Hillsborough County Extension Service is offering classes for those who are going through a divorce and have children. The four-hour course is required by the State of Florida when a child is involved in the divorce or custody process, and includes: Shared parenting and permanency of the parental role, child development stages and impacts of a divorce on children, communicating with your children, communicating with the other parent, child abuse /neglect and spouse abuse, legal concepts and community resources, families in transition and helping children understand and cope with divorce The 2012 schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Jan. 12 Feb. 9 or 23 March 8 or 22 April 12 or 26 May 10 or 24 June 7 or 21 July 19 Aug. 9 or 23 Sept. 6 or 20 Oct. 11 or 25 Nov. 8 Dec. 6 Participants need to also understand the following: Couples may only attend the same session with special permission. includes a workbook. the class. identification to class, such as a drivers license. or by email or phone. end of class. Late arrivals may not be admitted To register online with a credit card, click on Divorce Class Registration at http://urlmin.com/ HillsboroughParenting To register by phone, call 813-744-5519 x 54140.Hospital volunteers neededSouth Bay Hospital is recruiting volunteers for its new American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center. Volunteers will provide visitors and caregivers with information about prevention and detection, treatment guidelines and support groups. They will also help visitors find resources that suit their needs such as wigs, prosthetics, camisoles, hats and more. Volunteers are needed on weekdays and hours are flexible. No experience necessary and training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information on the Cancer Resource Center call 813-634-0496.Health Care Advisory Board to meetThe Hillsborough County Health Care Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, located at 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa. For more information Tina Brown, 301-7364.Ashleys return to MoonglowThe father and son team of Bryan and Don Ashley will return for the Moonglow dance from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Lets welcome Bryan and Don with a good turnout to welcome in the new year. BYOB and snacks. Water, ice, napkins and cups will be provided. Dressy attire. Ties are optional for the gentlemen. Members are free; guests are $5 at the door. Singles are welcome. If your 2012 dues are not in, bring your check only to the dance. For more information, call Claire at (813) 642-0171. The South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at The Alpha Pizza House in Apollo Beach for dinner and dancing to Thor Stevens. For more information, or make a reservation, call Patti at (813) 6347171, or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Reservations and cancellations are required for all events.Fun for senior singles Lt Col Brockmeier to speak to MOAAThe February Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, will be held in the Sun City Center Atrium building in the Florida Room at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Reservations can be made by calling 877-332-3016 ($14) no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting.Scholarships begin with wine and cheeseThe Kiwanis Club of South Shore will hold a wine and cheese party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 in the Florida Room. The ticket price of $7 will include wine, cheese, crackers, soda and water. There will also be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. If you want to donate a door prize, bring it with you, wrapped up, to the party. Ticket sales are available from 9 a.m. to noon until Friday, Feb. 17. The Clubs College Scholarships Fund will benefit. High tea and fashion showThe St. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Tea and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Joachim Hall, adjacent to St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. This years theme is International, with each table decorated to represent countries around the world. Fashions will be provided by The Rose Boutique (which supports the Mary and Martha House), located at 100 E. Shell Point Road in Ruskin. The Mary and Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. Seating is limited and tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office and at The Rose Boutique. For more information, call the church office at 645-1714 or the Boutique at 645-7628.Pirates shoot for charityOn Saturday, March 3 invites shooting enthusiasts to participate in their fundraiser, Get on the Good Foot at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays located at 10514 Ehrens Cutoff Road in Land -OLakes. The day begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start then capped off by a catered lunch at noon! Entry fees will be $85 per person or $320 for a team of 4 ($300 if registered by Feb. 15). Cost includes 8 stands/ 50 shot round (shooter provides shells) breakfast, lunch, door prize chances and Sporting Clays gift bag. Sponshorship opportunities are available. One hundred percent of profits will be used in support of amputees and their families. Discounts available for military, law enforcement, and amputees. For more information visit www. peglegpirate.org

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8 JANUARY 19, 2012 . $125 $2,000 1795-1833. $5,000$40,000 BUYINGGold & Silver3 DAYS ONLYThurs., Jan. 19 Fri., Jan. 20 Sat., Jan. 21Come visit us atSun City Center Inn809 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center 813-634-3331 (ask for Coin Buyers) Buying Rare Coins and Jewelry for Over 30 Years! If you cant come to us...and your collection warrants...well come to you!SILVER COINS PAYING TOP DOLLAR $ per dollar Main OfceWe would like to extend a warm Thank You to the many hundreds of residents from the Sun City Center area whose trust and loyalty make our continuing business in Sun City Center a joy and a privilege. Paul and Bill1964 & earlier: . $9.00 . $4.50 . $ 1965 1970: . $3.00 Silver Dollars: . $22.00 . $21.00 . $625 . $Fine plus or better. Huge Premiums For Uncirculated Rolls or Bags. STERLING SILVER URGENTLY NEEDED Get paid to host a gold party!We provide: Call Bill at Party hosts typically earn $300 to $ per event! Buying Proof Gold EaglesPaying $ per ounce WE BUY ALL FORMS OF GOLD & COINS GOLD is at an INSTANT PAYMENT 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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January 19, 2012 9 Program Facilitator/Speaker:DARCIE D. SIMS, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS and Co-Founder of GRIEF, INC.Surviving the Mid-Winter Gloom A Program for the Bereaved at UCC in Sun City Center, FLYou made it through the holiday season, but here in the gloom of winter, how will we survive until the spring thaw? Join Darcie D. Sims, a grief management specialist, as she helps us discover ways to survive the mid-winter gloom of grief. It is time to challenge the old myths about grief and create a language of hope. We will explore helping strategies and learn how to create a healing environment for ourselves and others. and includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, workbook and the Bird House Project. Workshop will be held at: (*NOTE: This workshop is limited to 150 participants) FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. 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 Welcome to...Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General and Cosmetic DentistryOur Own In-House Denture LabOur Lab Tech Has 38+ Years Experience Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A., Practicing Dentistry for 23 YearsChuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience727 Cortaro Drive (Burger King Plaza) Open: Monday Thursday 8:30 5:00 New Patients & Emergencies Are Always WELCOME PATIENT REWARDSRefer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit toward your next visit. Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply. Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com SCC veterans hold sock hop March 3The annual Sun City Center Veterans Dinner/Dance will take place Saturday, March 3 in the Community Associations Florida Room. It is sponsored by the combined Sun City Center Veterans Organizations. All veterans and friends are welcome. A social hour with appetizers will start at 5 p.m. with a buffet at 6 p.m. The program will be a mix of patriotism and entertainment. Music and dancing will be provided by (DJ) DARLENE. There will be a mix of special entertainment. Dress is casual 50s, patriotic, or military. No shorts or flip flops please. BYOB and setups: glasses and ice will be provided. There will be both 50/50 and Happy Hour Basket raffles. Cost is $26 per person. Tickets are available through the American Legion (633-4059); DAV (634-1761); MOWW (6429820); Leathernecks (634-6375); MOAA (634-7777); VFW (6257070); or general sales (634-777).Its that time of year when all of my friends are making their New Year resolutions. Most of them are ridiculous and totally unreasonable, like never falling asleep in church or reading the whole book of Gone With The Wind in under 12 months. As for me, I am more of a realist. I like to choose goals that I am sure I can obtain. Honey, I commented to my wife, as I was listing my new year goals, I think I will not smoke or drink this year. But you dont smoke or drink now, she replied. I know that, I told her. But there is another goal that I have decided I must take on. One that I know will tax my limited abilities. My determination is fixed and my resolve is set. It all started back when my wife and I were asked to co-direct a community theatre production. We went to meet with the other husbandwife team that we would be working with, whom I will call John and Mary. We had finished tryouts and had the regular people show up. Most of the parts were filled, but we still had a lead male adult role we could not find a person for. We decided we would look at the tape from the production the year before and see if there was anyone we could coerce into joining our cast. That production the year before had been my first experience with theatre. I myself had been coerced into making a fool of myself on stage in front of thousands of people, instead of the way I normally do it in life, in front of a few at a time. Anyway, we started watching the tape. As I marched onto stage on the video, making my debut performance, Mary became excited. How about him?! she exclaimed. How about that short, fat guy?! John almost choked. What did you say? I said, how about that short, fat... John cut her off. Yes, I heard what you said. Do you know who that is? She shook her head. John coughed and nodded his head slightly in my direction. Suddenly Mary caught what he was trying to tell her. She looked at me, then back at the video and then at me again. Suddenly her face flamed bright red, outlined by her blond hair, and she took on the appearance of a dim neon light bulb. She spoke hoarsely, Its not that I am saying you are fat or anything. No, its just that you do a good job playing a fat guy. John coughed and choked. What I meant to say is that you cover up well how fat you are when you... John didnt even let her finish this sentence before he started choking and gasping like he needed a ventilator. What I really was inferring was... Mary paused and you could see her mind whirling as the video continued to play. What I really wanted to say was, Would anyone like some cookies? With that she fled from the room before anyone could even answer. Shortly she came back with some warm chocolate chip cookies. She offered them to each of us. I know at that point the proper thing for me to have said was, No thanks, Im on a diet, but what I really wanted to say was, Im not really hungry so Ill just take five or six. Anyway, that steeled my resolve and I finally realized I had to buckle down and make a tough New Years resolution. Im sure youve guessed it. Ive finally decided I need to get more fat friends so it will help me look thinner. (Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist and playwright, is author of Super Cowboy Rides and can be contacted at daris@darishoward.com; or visit his website at http://www.darishoward.com)New Year ResolutionsBy: Daris Howard RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professionallooking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Adding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. FallTech. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Publisher: Introduction is recommendedAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Audubon Society presents adventure film seriesThe Eagle Audubon Society invites the public to attend the first adventure film of the 29th Annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series, Majestic Montana on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borini Theater of the KP Clubhouse. The film, narrated by award-winning film producer, Steve Gonser, will provide a journey throughout the fourth largest state revealing the scenic wonders and special qualities and history that have led to Montana being called the Big Sky Country. Tickets are $7.50 and are available at the Kings Point Box Office Monday thru Friday and just prior to the performance. HAVE MORE FUN! IN

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10 JANUARY 19, 2012 Over the weekend, I read the tragic story of a nine-year-old girl from Michigan who died from a brain disease. Her mother had succumbed to the same disease just two years before. The photo accompanying the story was of the girl, smiling a gap-toothed smile that could melt even the hardest heart. It was a smile that only a child could have. That she had a fatal disease in no way diminished the magic in that smile. What made the story national news was that the death of a child wasnt tragedy enough both the girl and her mother had been the victims of a cyber-bully, in the form of a 30-something neighbor who saw the need for a feud between the families. The neighbor modified a photo of the young girl, placing her face over a skull and crossbones. She also pasted the mothers face into the skeletal arms of the grim reaper. She posted both of the images on her Facebook page. Even in a world that appears to be growing accustomed to insanity, that sort of thing set off a firestorm of response. People sent letters and money to the girl and her mother, a toy store in Ann Arbor arranged for the young girl to have a shopping spree. The neighbors, however, kept pushing, modifying their pickup truck into a makeshift hearse with a coffin where the bed would be. She later told a local television station that the hearse was just a Halloween display, with no explanation as to why they felt the need to drive it back and forth in front of the young girls home. When asked why she made and posted the photos, her response was, Personal satisfaction, spoken in a flat and emotionless voice. Eventually, the neighbor found herself in court and a restraining order was issued against her. The restraining order was of such a distance, that she had to move from her house and must stay away until September of this year. A few months ago, a newspaper ran an interview with the woman stating a half-hearted apology and that she and her husband hoped to sell their house and move. My first thought, after recovering from revulsion about the whole sordid tale was, How much do you want to bet theyll move to Florida? Florida is a stunningly beautiful place and, certainly in winter at least, has weather that is the envy of most of the nation, so it is no surprise that lots of people want to move here. In the years Ive lived here, the population has increased by roughly three million people and, thus, there should also be no surprise that more than a few of those people are nuts. But it seems like its more than just a few. What is it about Florida that seems to attract insane people? When I was in my 20s and still held the belief that the corporate By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net A little weirdness goes a long waysFlorida seems to attract its share of crazy people. Standing at the top of my sailboats mast, looking over Little Harbor Resort towards St. Petersburg, its not hard to see why. Its beautiful here.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO ladder would lead to some wonderful promised land, Florida was the last place I thought Id ever live. My impression of it was mosquito-filled swamp filled with angry old people. And then one day I was asked to make a presentation in one of my companys facilities in south Georgia. In those days, big companies tended to be more human and generous and I was told that after the presentation, I could pick anywhere I wanted to go to spend a weekend on the companys tab. To maximize my time off, I chose Florida due to proximity, and a few hours after my presentation, I landed at the airport in Ft. Myers. I spent the weekend on Sanibel Island. It was February. You can probably guess how motivated I was about returning to Minneapolis. Eight months later, I was on a highway, following a truck carrying my sailboat to the Sunshine State. I then discovered that not all of Florida is Sanibel Island. But that didnt deter me I came to love living here, despite the insanity that occasionally seems omnipresent. The signs advertising 24-hour security in rest areas were the first indication, perhaps, that there were big differences between Florida and Minnesota, but the marina I chose in Ft. Myers Beach was the real kicker. It was filled with some incredibly cool and colorful people and most of them were downright bonkers. One guy had a taste for hallucinogenic drugs and was known to lie down in the middle of the one traffic-choked road through Ft. Myers Beach to watch cars come screaming towards him. Another man didnt have a boat but instead lived in a rundown RV in the marina parking lot. He had a penchant for keeping his underwear in his oven. More than one person, in fits of anger, mentioned blowing up the marina. Why would anyone want to blow up a marina? But for my soon-to-be wife and I, there was something idyllic about it all. Snow was falling in the place we had left, and we were being warmed by tropical breezes through the palm trees just off one of the worlds most beautiful coasts. It was magical and the cast of characters made us feel as though we had stepped into a Carl Hiaasen novel. Im not the only one to have noticed that there are a lot of lunatics in Florida, of course. The Associated Press has an annual compilation of the weirdest of the weird Florida stories no other state is bestowed such an honor. This year, another news network piled on with a few of their own stories, asking how the AP could restrict it to an annual event when there are enough weird things going on here in a single day to fill any number of compilations. Seriously, what is it about Florida? Is it a magnet for insane people or does it just make people go insane? Maybe its all the natives blaming the Yankees and the Yankees blaming the natives? I dont know, but I do know that even in the eye of the maelstrom of insanity, including both the Tampa and Miami airports, Ive had older women call me darlin and thus I knew the real Florida was still here, despite the gunshots and the sounds of cars crashing in the staged-forinsurance-fraud accidents I could hear in the background. I knew that because those women showed me the kindness and gentility that is the real Florida. They are Florida, not the annual weird news compilations.I have no idea if that woman and her husband plan to move to here, but it certainly wouldnt surprise me if they did. It is a beautiful day in January and Im sitting outside typing these words under a perfect blue sky even mean and insane people can see the value of that. Ive now spent more than half of my adult life in this state and I love it here, despite the fact that sometimes it makes me a little crazy. Wait, did I say that out loud? Uh oh.Hug the ones I love...twice.

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January 19, 2012 11 Hanson Services, Inc. Helping to Bridge the Gap!Some of our many services include, but are not limited to... Make Your Life Easier withHanson Services Inc.Call 634-6617Hanson Services has been located in Sun City Center for over 12 years and only a phone call away Lic. #30211040Free Assessment 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 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. 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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYBook Discussion: Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks Thursday, Jan. 19 2 p.m. Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor in 1665, forges a secret friendship with Caleb, the young son of a Indian chieftain. When she is indentured as a housekeeper, she closely observes Calebs crossing of cultures as he studies at Harvard among the colonial elite. No-Fuss Foods: Creative Tacos Friday, Jan. 20 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to be creative with what to put between the tortillas with this fun cooking demonstration. Presenter: Rowena Sjovall. Free samples! Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software Tuesday, Jan. 24 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Teen/Adult Painting Tuesday, Jan. 24 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please join art instructor Cory Wright and learn various techniques and brush up on your painting skills. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, Jan. 25 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the Librarys eBook services. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Jan. 25 1 to 3 p.m. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Jan. 25 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions. The Law Office of Nicole M. Cameron, P.A. is offering free legal seminars for the public. A seminar on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning is scheduled for Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at the law office at 449 Apollo Beach Blvd. Learn why you need a will and what the benefits of having a trust are. You will receive a free packet What My Family Should Know just for attending. This is an invaluable item which helps you organize what your family needs to help administer your estate. The second seminar this month will discuss Bankruptcy and will be held on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the law office. If you want to learn about how this process could help you or someone you know, join the firm for this free seminar covering the basics of how to qualify, what can be discharged and what cant be discharged. If you cannot attend these seminars, please contact the office to receive information regarding upcoming dates. If you would like Mrs. Cameron to present a free seminar for your business or organization, contact Alyssa Beene at 813-645-8787 to schedule a date. Nicole Cameron has been a resident of Apollo Beach since 1996. Prior to graduating from law school and opening her own firm, she worked as a legal assistant for 17 years in the area of bankruptcy, personal injury, medical malpractice and insurance defense. The law firm represents plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate disputes, commercial transactions, business incorporation, will preparation, probate administration, guardianship, contract reviews and serves as corporate counsel to small and medium sized businesses in the Southshore area. The Law Office of Nicole M. Cameron, P.A. is located at 449 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, Florida 33572 Tel: 813-645-8787 or www.law-cameron.com.Free legal seminars offered by local attorneyJin Shin Jyutsu, is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. It brings balance to the bodys energy, which promotes optimal health and well-being and facilitates our own profound healing capacity. It is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods, including relaxation and other ways of reducing the effects of stress. Unity Community of Joy is hosting a one-day Jin Shin Jyutsu workshop in Sun City Center which will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nancy Wolf is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and Self-Help Instructor. She has studied the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu since 1989 and began teaching Self-Help classes in l996. She shares her love of this ancient art with others who are looking to experience a transformation to harmony, balance, and tranquility. For more information or to register call Nancy Wolf @ 813-9857043.The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Workshop

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X 12 JANUARY 19, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights January 19-25 New President of Hillsborough Education Foundation appointedThe Board of the Hillsborough Education Foundation has concluded a national search and announced that Barnie Philip Phil Jones, Jr. has been appointed president of the organization. He took over operations on Jan. 17. This follows a six-month transition period in 2011 led by an interim president, Dr. Rebekah Heppner. Mike Poland, Chairman of the Foundations Board of Directors, chaired a 12-person search committee composed of board members and community leaders. Poland stated, We are excited that Phil is joining the Foundation as our next president. His leadership skills, vision and collaborative nature will be instrumental in our continuing efforts to engage our community to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to achieve academic success, Poland said. While Jones is recognized as the founder of Orlando-based Barnies Coffee & Tea Company, which he grew into a $60 million, 125 store retail chain at its height when he sold the company, he has significant experience with non-profit organizations. The fifth-generation Floridian was a driving force as a board member and president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, which became the largest coffee trade organization in the world. He also chaired the Central Florida YMCA during a time when its annual revenue grew from $9 million to more than $60 million. A long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, Jones participated in a task force to review the advocacy efforts of that organization with local and national governmental bodies around the world. My wife Barbara and I, as well as all of our children, are graduates of public schools in Central Florida. I am a real believer in the importance of public education in helping to create the American democracy and economic prosperity that we know today. It will be an honor to be a part of the Foundations work to enable Hillsborough County Public Schools with its dedicated teachers to educate the next generation of leaders for our community and nation, said Jones. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from seminaries in California. While in California, he was involved in youth work and campus ministry at the high school and college level, and was a college chaplain. He has also taught seminars and college courses in both business management and religion. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization whose mission is to engage business and community partners in the support of Hillsborough County Public Schools and the academic achievement of all its students. Serving the students, teachers and schools in our community, the Foundation has invested more than $80 million towards public education. The Foundation raises more than $5 million annually and fulfills its mission through five core initiatives: Career & Technical Education, Excellence in Education, Scholarships, School Enrichment, and Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools. For more information on the Hillsborough Education Foundation, visit www. educationfoundation.com. Barnie Philip Phil Jones, Jr. Patience is needed after cold damage to palmsTrying to grow tropical palms in sub-tropical and temperate climates, like that of the Tampa Bay region, means cold damage is inevitable. This years cold weather is not uncommon for Florida. During late 1970s and early 1980s a series of hard freezes caused severe damage to the citrus industry and landscape palms. The difference between the two events is that there are many new residents in the area who have not experienced the severe damage to palms that occurs during one of our cold snaps. Tropical palms in containers should be moved into protective structures where heat is partially trapped, such as carports or where heat can be supplied, such as garages. Containerized palms that must be left outdoors should be protected by mulches and pushed together before a freeze to reduce heat loss from container sidewalls. For native perennial plants sensitive to the cold, the root system is all that needs to be protected. These plants can die back to the ground annually and recover following the return of warmer weather. Covering smaller palms provides protection more from frost than from extreme cold. Monica Elliott Ph.D. with the University of Florida IFAS suggests that covers that extend to the ground and are not in contact with plant foliage can lessen cold injury by reducing heat loss from the plant and the ground. Foliage in contact with the cover is often injured because of heat transfer from the foliage to the colder cover. Examples of coverings commonly used include: cloth sheets, quilts or black plastic. If you use plastic covers remember to remove them during the next warm day to provide ventilation of trapped solar radiation. Patience is essential with cold-damaged palms. Avoid the temptation to immediately trim damaged leaves. In most cases, the petiole and reachis will still be green and alive. As long as any part of the leaf still remains green, the leaf should not be removed. Damaged leaves provide some protection during subsequent cold events, and the green part of the leaf continues to provide the palm with energy through photosynthesis. Even a completely dead leaf provides some protection from subsequent freezes. Once a palm has produced substantial new growth (2 to 3 leaves), damaged leaf tissue can be removed. If the trunk has noticeable freeze damage, it is likely that there is substantial internal damage to the trunk tissue. Such palms should be removed as they can pose a structural hazard to the landscape. You may not know if the palm has survived until new growth emerges, which may take 4 to 7 months. Hence, the need for patience. The new growth may be severely malformed or damaged, but the emergence of any living leaf tissue is a sign the palm is alive. Subsequent leaves will gradually improve in quality, but it may take as long as a year before normal leaves emerge.Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County The South County Family Support & Resource Center has a new name, 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 Ave., Ruskin, 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 day-to-day basis. All families are welcome. Every event is at no cost to the participant. For more information, call (813) 641-5600. Hearing Screening Friday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. South Countys hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Childrens Board of Hillsborough County provides funding; The Childrens Home manages the center; and Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. 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. 19 Mens Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. American Legion Riders Chapter. Music by Del & Gary from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 Darts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Open. Register for Youth Court Hockey LeagueCalling all boys and girls ages 7-11. Sign up for a team sport that encourages self-esteem, recreation, and physical activity. The Youth Court Hockey League will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through March 9. Cost is $50 per child and $25 per child for children registered in the Countys Youth Afternoon Recreation Program, or the REC2SIX Program. Each child will receive a shirt and trophy. Register at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th Street SE in Ruskin on Tuesday, Jan. 24. For more information, call Joy Robinson at (813) 672-7881. Join The Friends of Little Manatee River State Park for their Annual Poker Hike-Ride- Paddle Event on Saturday, Jan. 21 and try to collect the best hand of cards along the trail for a chance to win a $100 from ACE Hardware-FeedMarine in Riverview. The event is $15 per hand/entry and starts at 9 a.m. with the last person out at 11 p.m. Cuban sandwich and Spanish bean soap and tea will be available for $5. A free music concert by Friction Farm at Canoe Outpost on Hwy. 301 begins at 5 p.m. For more information, call (813) 677-9291 or Canoe Outpost at (813) 634-2228. For special needs, call (813) 671-5005. Free shuttle for those with own canoe or kayak. Rental available at Canoe Outpost.Poker hike, ride and paddle eventTeen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided 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. Pee Wee Artists Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will have a fun morning creating an art project with an art instructor. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required. Please visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Crafternoon For children, ages 5-12. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Please call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk. Expressive Artists Lets Create! Expressive Artists," 11 years and up, will create a painting with an art instructor. Learn some new techniques. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. 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. Read More!

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But, theres another biggame species thats hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, arent native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Hogs provided a major food source for the early settlers, and those pigs that escaped or were released adapted and prospered readily in Floridas mild climate and varied habitats. Though nonnative, you can hardly tell, because wild hogs are plentiful throughout Florida and can be found in all By Tony Young 67 counties. They live in various habitats but prefer moist forests, swamps and pine flatwoods. Abundant populations of wild hogs occur west of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee and lower St. Johns River basins, and farther north along the Gulf coastal marshes between the Aucilla and Withlacoochee Rivers. Wild hogs are omnivorous and feed by rooting up the ground with their broad snouts, leaving some areas looking like plowed fields. Because of this, they are considered by many agricultural producers to be nuisance animals. Their diet consists of grasses and flowering plants in the spring, fruits in the summer and fall, and they eat roots, tubers and invertebrates throughout the year. As with all animals, its against the law to release wild hogs on public lands. Its also not recommended on private lands either, unless the property is surrounded by adequate fencing. Wild hogs have an annual home range of more than 10 square miles and are prolific reproducers. A healthy female (sow) can breed when only six months old and continue to breed every six months, producing four to 14 piglets per litter. Theyre not listed as game animals by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) but are considered wildlife. And even though wild hogs can have negative impacts on native vegetation and wildlife, theyre an important food source for several native species, including the alligator, bobcat and black bear, as well as the endangered Florida panther and threatened American crocodile. Wild hogs also make for a great hunting opportunity. This especially is true in the southern portion of the state where, in some areas, wild hogs actually have replaced deer as the preferred hunting species. Because of the abundance of hogs there and the fact these regions tend to have smaller-bodied deer with lighter racks, hog hunting has gotten pretty popular in those parts. On private property with the landowners permission, you may hunt or trap wild hogs year-round. Also, there are no size or bag limits. You may harvest either sex, and you dont even need a hunting license to do so. That goes for nonresidents as well. Now I do need to make you aware that when hunting one of the states many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you will need a valid Florida hunting license and a management area permit. On most WMAs, wild hogs may be hunted during all hunting seasons except spring turkey. But if its during archery season, you must use a bow; during muzzleloading gun season, youll have to use a muzzleloader. Also, on some WMAs, daily bag limits do apply, and in some cases, theres a minimum size limit on what you can shoot. During this time of year, many of the WMAs small-game seasons are going on. The great thing about that is you never need a quota permit to hunt during a WMAs small-game season, and on most of them, hogs are legal game. The only thing is, you cant use a centerfire rifle during that season, but you can use a shotgun with buckshot or a slug, or a rimfire rifle like a .22 magnum, or even a pistol if you want. In addition to still hunting for hogs from a stand or blind, there are those hunters who prefer to catch them with traps or by the use of dogs. Special pens with trap doors work well when baited with acorns or slightly fermented corn. Dogs, such as black-mouth curs and pit bulls, make good catch dogs because they can be trained to capture hogs, which they do by biting down on their ears and pinning them to the ground. So whether you think wild hogs are a nuisance or a hunting opportunity, theyre a critter some of us are dealing with one way or another. Heres wishing all you hunters a great season and a wonderful new year! NCWS offers a community serviceJim Butner, Worship Leader for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is pleased to announce the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service offered at Aston Gardens/SCC, is now open to the public. Located off Del Webb Blvd West on Emerald Lake Drive, the 30 minute service is held in the ballroom. NCWS is an all-volunteer outreach ministry that is not affiliated with any particular denomination. Jim said, We are here to bring the Word of the Lord directly to the people in their own communities. Their services are only 30 minutes in length, but, they pack quite a bit in that 30 minute time frame. For many people, an hour service is too long for them to sit through. And, their ministry, although all volunteer, is a full service ministry. If they didnt have a good product they wouldnt be doing so many services in the area. They are thankful that Aston Gardens/SCC is allowing them to open the service to the entire community. There is plenty of guest parking to accommodate additional people. For more information call Jim at 634-3114. Businesses can use countys Small Business Enterprise Program The 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) organizers are looking for Hillsborough County small businesses to supply goods and serv ices needed for next summers GOP convention in nearly 50 categories, from balloons to gift baskets to tour services. Hillsborough County small businesses may register for the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committees Small Business Network by applying and meeting the qualifications of Hillsborough Countys Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise (DM/ DWBE & SBE) Encouragement Programs. In order to help Hillsborough Countys small, minority and women-owned businesses with the application process, the Countys SBIC will offer a workshop to assist with the application process. The following workshop will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the SBIC, 7402 N. 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425 in Tampa. Not every business that submits an application will be eligible for the program. Additionally, acceptance into the Host Committees Small Business Network does not imply a promise of procurement. Not all businesses in the program will be awarded business by the RNC or other groups affiliated with the convention. Log onto the Host Committees Small Business Network Handbook for a list of goods and services outlined for use during the convention. Business owners with questions about the Hillsborough County DM/DWBE & SBE Encouragement Programs should contact Hillsborough Countys Small Business Information Center at (813) 914-4028.

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Continental which is merging with United in a few months has senior discount fares as well on very few flights to passengers 65 and older. To search, visit continental.com and click on Advance Search to access the seniors category, or call 800-523-3273. Delta has senior discounts that vary by age and apply only to flights from three Latin American nations Panama, Honduras and Ecuador. Call 800-241-4141 to inquire. Shopping Tips When shopping for cheap plane tickets, its important to know that many of the airlines regular discount fares or online specials are usually cheaper than the senior discount fares. So, to ensure you get the best price available, you need to compare prices and options from all carriers. To help you do this, your best resources are online travel sites like Dear Savvy Senior, Do airlines still provide discounts to seniors on their airfares? My husband and I are retired and like to travel and are wondering which airlines offer the best discounts to budget conscious seniors. Frugal Travelers Dear Travelers, While senior airfare discounts are not nearly as common as they used to be, there are a handful of carriers that still offer them. Heres a rundown of the different airlines that are currently offering senior airfares, along with some tips to help you find the best deals. Senior-Friendly Skies The only U.S. airlines that are currently offering senior airfare discounts are: Southwest which has discounts on all domestic routes to passengers 65 and older. For details on fares call 800-435-9792 or you can search online at southwest.com. American which offers some senior fares to travelers 65 and older on their American, American Eagle and American Connection domestic flights. Call 800-433By Jim Miller How to Find Senior Airfare Discounts THE SAVVY SENIORorbitz.com, travelocity.com and kayak.com. 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Airlines usually post their lowest domestic fares on Tuesday at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Sales typically last three days so you stand a decent chance of getting bargains on Wednesday and Thursday too. 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.The Hillsborough County Criminal Justice Office is accepting Concept Papers from governmental and non-profit agencies for Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). These JAG funds can be used to provide sustainable, innovative, treatment, prevention, intervention, education, enforcement and prosecution services to residents of Hillsborough County to prevent, reduce or control crime and improve the criminal justice system. Concept Papers are requested for planning the use of available Justice Assistance Grant FY 2013 funds in the amount of $236,992. A mandatory pre-application meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Hillsborough Code Enforcement/Criminal Justice Training Room located at 10119 Windhorst Road in Tampa. Instructions for the concept paper can be found online by clicking this link. Selection criteria will rely on application completeness, community need for the initiative, support of Board of County Commissioners goals, how well developed the initiative is, the agencys capability to implement the initiative, leveraging of additional resources, collaboration and plans for sustainability. Funding shall be available through the Board of County Commissioners from Federal and State Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Justice Assistance Grant Programs. The Concept Paper is designed to provide a summary of the proposed initiative. This package does not attempt to list the federal, state or county laws, ordinances, rules or regulations that may affect the proposal or performance under any resulting contract. Lack of knowledge will not relieve the respondent from complying with applicable laws. Applicants are encouraged to read the enclosed documents carefully and respond to this request on the forms provided. It is important to note that the federal funders guidelines have been narrowed to meet the Countys goals and objectives. The applicant cannot plan to use any funds offered to replace funding shortfalls or supplant existing revenue streams. Selected initiatives, regardless of the funding source, are intended to support new programs, additional capacity, significant expansion or other enhancements that improve outcomes and reduce crime. The submission deadline is 4 p.m., Feb. 10. In fairness to respondents who meet the Feb. 10 deadline, staff will not be able to accept any late submissions. 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It was odd, that because I write Fish Tales, each gave me one excuse after another. Anglers are making catches out there. I saw a lot of silver trout in bait wells. Silver trout seem to love the colder weather. This looks like a weak fish, as they have a very soft mouth and can get rid of your hook in a second, if you dont set it solid. They are often called weak fish. They will jump at fresh shrimp, but some would rather fish for them with artificial lures. The average size is 2 pounds, with the largest on record a 19 pound catch. Food value is good and a legal catch must be 12, and one per harvest per day. Large amberjack are hitting large pinfish or most any plug or artificial bait. The water at some points has been 60 and they seem to like the cool water and are out there in schools looking for food. Legal catch is 30 with one per harvest per day. Average weight is 18 pounds. If you have one on your line struggling in the water, the whole school will follow. As for food value, some will not eat amberjack unless it is smoked. You must bleed them first. Snook are out there, but still illegal to catch. Some are making catches and releasing them. I found a photo in 1924 where some anglers posed with 24 snook caught in a few hours out in Tampa Bay waters. Sheepshead is a good cool weather fish. In fact you can catch them any time of the year. It is a good white, lean meat fish, and a great tablefare. It has boney fins, and plenty of bones inside, but still a great eating fish. Legal catch is 12 and 15 per harvest per day. Many smoke their catches. The most popular is mullet, but others smoked are: redfish, grouper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and snook, when legal. If you are a freshwater angler, we have plenty of fresh water in this area. The upper waters of both the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers are great for freshwater fishing. Many freshwater lakes and streams are close by. We have plenty of freshwater catfish now, and many tables have been graced with the Southern catfish feast with hush puppies. Largemouth bass have been caught by the patient angler who waited for the right time to make a cast without spooking the fish. Freshwater catches have been made with live and artificial worms and some lures. Our waterways are a happy place; look around -everyone has a smile on their face. You are in the land of sunshine; happy fishing. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek As of Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 the Kaufman Eye Institute is Wesley Chapel / New Tampas first ophthalmology practice, offering complete eye care for both adults and children. Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D. is the founder of Kaufman Eye Institute and has been practicing ophthalmology in the Tampa area since 1981. Dr. Kaufman has performed well over 70,000 surgeries and 35,000 cataract surgeries. The Kaufman Eye Institute offers comprehensive eye care from glasses and contact lenses to treating cararacts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, lasik and pediatric eye care. The New Tampa / Wesley Chapel area is a blend of residential Wesley Chapels first Ophthalmology practice openscommunities, apartment complexes, retail and commercial centers, and a regional mall. A number of medical and diagnostic facilities are also in the area with the notable exception until now of an ophthalmology practice. The Kaufman Eye Institute is located on the northwest corner of State Route 56 and Cypress Ridge Blvd. in the Synovus Bank Building. The Kaufman Eye Institute has three other area locations in Zephyrhills, Bushnell and Sun City Center. All Kaufman Eye Institute locations have an optical shop for eyeglasses and contact lenses. To contact the Kaufman Eye Institute, call 1-855-SEE BEST. From left to right: Ken Bollenback Builder, Sharon Kovesdy Interior Architect, Dr. Kaufman, Debby Kaufman, Jessica Styles Administrator and Mike Gorden Architect.Outdoor WorldBIRD LEVELS If you would like to attracta wider variety of birds to your bird feeders you need to create a feeding environment that best imitates the birds natural feeding habitat. Seeds placed on the ground or in feeding trays emulate the natural habitat of meadows and fields for towhees, quail, juncos and sparrows. Forest birds like chickadees, titmice, finches, nuthatches and woodpeckers that are used to clinging to limbs as they forage for food will be attracted to tube and wooden feeders as well as suet feeders hung from trees or mounted on poles. Birds that you can attract to ground, platform and elevated feeders include cardinals, grosbeaks and bluejays who are used to living in marginal habitats and forest edges and feeding both on the ground and in trees. Feed at different levels and you will attract more birds for your winter enjoyment. Larry Whiteley is Host of the award-winning internationally syndicated Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio Show For more tips, log ontobasspro.com

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16 JANUARY 19, 2012 21Two of the most popular New Years resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break or looking for an excuse to cheat. But kick off does not have to be a signal to punt your healthy-eating habits. Registered dietitian Jodie Shield knows it can be a struggle to celebrate and stay healthy. Shes put together some win-win tips and recipes healthy and delicious that are sure to keep fans cheering for more: host), you get to call the plays. Serve entrees that are lean and festive, such as Touchdown Turkey Chili. Or prepare a thin whole wheat crust pizza using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and lots of sliced veggies. serve baked chips with salsa. Pass on the salt and butter and sprinkle a dash of Parmesan cheese over popcorn. Forget the fried chicken wings and serve baked chicken tenders seasoned with Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. with lean deli meats such as turkey breast and ham, low-fat cheese slices and prepped veggies like sliced tomato and shredded lettuce and low-fat toppings. remember you dont have to eat the whole thing. Grab a small plate and load half of it up with fresh veggies and baked chips. head outdoors for a quick game of touch football. You can always record the commercials so you dont miss out.7 Layer Fiesta Ranch DipPrep Time: 10 minutes 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup guacamole 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 green onions, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) Spread each of the ingredients in the order listed over a 9-inch serving platter or pie dish. Chill for an hour and serve. Enjoy a game-day party and keep your resolutions on trackTouchdown Turkey ChiliPrep Time: 15 minutes Low heat cooks for 8 hours 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 can (6 ounces) reduced sodium tomato paste 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low sodium tomato juice 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. 2. Add onions and bell pepper and saut until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove and place in slow cooker. cook until crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. high heat or 8 hours on low heat.Cheesy Ranch PopcornPrep Time: 5 minutes 1 bag (3 ounces) reduced-fat, low sodium 1/4 pack (0.25 ounces) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1. Pop popcorn according to package directions. into a large serving bowl. 2. Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil mister, toss with salad dressing and seasoning mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Play Good Defense and Substitute The best way to tackle those creamy, high-calorie dips is to make smart substitutions. Here are a few options to help you get started: Instead of: Use: Guacamole Salsa Pesto Chopped tomatoes and basil Sour cream Plain fat-free yogurt Cheese Reduced-fat cheese Cream Fat-free evaporated milkHold That Line Hummus DipNo need to pass on fabulous dips to main tain your diet, said Shield. Thanks to the protein heart-healthy enough to satisfy hungry sports fans. Try this easy recipe for happy game day guests. Prep Time: 10 minutes 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash of paprika for garnish garlic, lemon juice, salad dressing and seasoning mix and water until very smooth, about 3 minutes. 2. Add tahini paste and process an additional 2 minutes. 3. Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl. For more recipes and tips, visit www. hiddenvalley.com.Eat Smarter!

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X 22 JANUARY 12, 2012 Start Spring Cleaning Early! The Planning Commission unanimously passed a resolution in December to consolidate the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Procedures Manual for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City. This monumental decision reduces the cost of plan amendments for both the taxpayers and the applicants. The simplified Procedures Manual is far more user-friendly and expedites the length of the overall process. To put it simply, this planning decision reinforces that Hillsborough County is open for business! said Bob Hunter, FAICP, Executive Director. This is something weve worked on for over 20 years to have one procedures manual for all four governments. Planning Commission action maximizes economic opportunitiesEveryones currently talking about economic development, and with this decision, we have sped things up and boosted our opportunities. Out with the old legalese and in with the new ease of use, as the consolidated Procedures Manual focuses on what the applicant needs to know. By combining four manuals into one, those in the economic development business will be able to navigate their way around the procedures anywhere in the county with ease. The taxpayers will enjoy the reduced costs of a streamlined process that requires the applicant to post required signage and mail required notices. Legal advertising requirements have been reduced before Planning Commission public hearings to cut those costs in half. This is a major accomplishment, saving the public dollars and private sector time, said Planning Commissioner Chair Frank Chillura. By simplifying the process, businesses will be able to get things done quickly in Hillsborough County. Planning Commission planners coordinated with their counterparts and attorneys in the county and three cities to build a consensus on how to meet the needs of each jurisdiction while standardizing the format and requirements. The new Plan Amendment Procedures Manual reflects recent state legislative changes, allowing for quarterly application submissions (rather than the just twice per year cycles available previously), small scale amendments submissions anytime, and reduced state agency review times and oversight. The consolidated manual will be presented to each of local governments early in 2012 for their action. The new Procedures Manual can be viewed on the Planning Commission web site at www. theplanningcommission.org or for more information, contact Krista Kelly, AICP, at (813) 273-3774 x328. The Planning Commission is the official Land Planning Agency for the four jurisdictions, the cities of Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Unincorporated Hillsborough County. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Manatee gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club are a way to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat, and also a way to let your loved ones see that your heart is in the right place this Valentines Day. Jennifer Vogel, recently retired from a long career of practicing law, in Texas adopted a manatee for her husband, John, last Valentines Day. We had just decided to spend part of the summer in the Florida Keys so my two daughters could become certified scuba divers, said Jennifer. I have always loved manatees, and the whole family knew how excited I was about the possibility of seeing one on our trip. Adopting a real manatee was the perfect way to make our trip more meaningful. Thirty-three manatees are featured in Save the Manatee Clubs adoption programs, including two new manatees, Bama and Zewie, who spend the summer months in Alabama waters. Jennifer chose Brutus for her husband from the adoption program at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. The choice was easy, Jennifer explained. I loved the very macho name for such a gentle, giant creature. Tax-deductible gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club cost $25 and include a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of the manatee who is chosen. Also included is a fact-filled membership handbook, subscriptions to the Clubs official quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, and the bi-monthly e-newsletter, Paddle Tales, and a years membership in Save the Manatee Club. A personalized Valentines Day gift card comes with each adoption, and shipping is free within the United States. An 8-inch manatee plush toy is included with every gift adoption of $35 or more. Funds from the adoption program help in the protection of manatees and their ecosystems. Save the Manatee Club is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit conservation organization, established in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. This past year the Club assisted with rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts in America and abroad; helped to expand and protect the manatees winter warm-water habitat; obtained improved boat speed zones in areas frequented by manatees; and conducted research on boater compliance in Kings Bay, Crystal River, Florida to obtain improved protection measures there. The Club raises public awareness; educates; advocates; and supports conservation efforts in other countries. Patrick Rose, Aquatic Biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club, said that despite the immense problems facing manatees, there is hope. As long as people continue to support strong manatee and habitat protection measures, manatees have a chance, said Rose. Jennifer Vogel and her family are among the many who advocate for the manatees. The manatee is one of Americas treasures, she remarked. What I love about Save the Manatee Club is that they help you feel personally connected to the manatees through their real live manatee adoption program, and regular updates let you know how the manatees are doing. Care to adopt a manatee this Valentines Day? Visit Save the Manatee Clubs website at www.savethemanatee.org, or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Also, sign up for the Clubs free E-Newsletter.A Valentines Day Worth Remembering... The value of compostingIn the kitchen, I keep a separate bin (with tight lid) to collect vegetable and fruit scraps. Every other day, I take them out for composting. In this way, we have reduced our trash by 75%. We keep trash for curbside pick up to only once a month (which costs $3.25). We save close to $10 per month ($3.25 x 3) by reducing the trash. Also, the compost we make helps our vegetable garden in the spring and summer. The parts of fruits and vegetables that we cannot eat we give back to Mother Earth. A. Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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JANUARY 19, 2012 23 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. Exp. 2/23/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 2/2/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Commissioners seek applications for citizen boards and councilsHillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time. The deadline for applying is Feb 9. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in March or April. An application is available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813272-5826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty. org. Click on the County Commission link on the left-hand side of the page, then the Advisory Boards and Committees sublink. The Application Questionnaire For County Appointments is in the middle of the page. The form can be filled out, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed. If you apply to a Board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form, which also is available on the website. Forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the form. The Boards and Councils that have openings are: Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program, Grant Review Committee newly created committee that will review grant applications submitted in response to two annual grant application periods for the Countys Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. Committee will rank and prioritize the applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. There are nine positions. Terms are for two years. No member shall serve more than two successive terms. At least three members must be residents of the cities of Temple Terrace, Tampa and Plant City, with the reminder of the members residing in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Members should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation; architecture; heritage tourism, destination marketing; marketing and economic development; landscape architecture; and interior design. Meeting schedule: To be determined. Electrical Board Of Adjustment, Appeals And Examiners confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for electrical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Electrical Code. One position is vacant due to resignation. Position is for remainder of term which expires Dec. 31, 2013. Position is specified as an electrical utility company representative. Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. Meeting schedule: Quarterly, third Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Child Care Licensing Hearing Officer conducts hearings and makes findings and recommendations in situations where an applicant for license or a current licensee requests a hearing because a license has been placed on probation, suspended, revoked, or an administrative fine has been imposed by a hearing officer, pursuant to the Hillsborough County Child Care Homes Licensing Ordinance 05-9 and the Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 03-25, as amended by Hillsborough County Ordinance 04-25. One position is vacant due to resignation. Position is for remainder of term which expires Sept. 30, 2014. Hearing Officers must be members in good standing of the Florida Bar and may not be employees of the County Attorneys Office. Appointment as a Hearing Officer is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Meeting schedule: When requested. Code Enforcement Board -. has jurisdiction to hear violations of all codes and ordinances of Hillsborough County with most cases arising out of violations of the Countys housing, building, zoning and sign codes and ordinances to maintain minimum health and safety standards. One position is vacant. Term is for three years. Position is specified as an alternate. Citizens appointed to this Board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. After two consecutive terms, a member shall not be eligible for reappointment until one calendar year has elapsed from date of termination of the second term. Meeting schedule: Monthly, generally second or third Friday, 9 a.m. For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826. Ride a roller coaster.Clean out my closets. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Jan. 14 Elvis is coming to the Lodge for all Elks and their guests, $8, Menu: Baked potato with all the trimmings and salad, This event is a must. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012 Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7 days only $643. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089.Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. January 21 Post Holiday Revival Party. Open-face roast beef sandwiches. Dinner starts at 4:30 and entertainment will be The Tonebenders. Jan. 27 thru Mar. 3 Moose Idol, starting dates Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. February 3 Steak, fish or shrimp dinner from 5 7 p.m. Taylor & Taylor will start at 7:30 p.m. February 4 Dinner & Magic Show by Bones wear your best pirate attire. February 5 Super Bowl Sunday! February 10, 17, 24 Moose Idol. Finals March 3 February 11 Valentines Sweetheart Ball. Elegant dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the Flip Side Band. March 3 Moose Idol, final show. March 10 Moose Charities, dinner and entertainment April 1 Drawing for Weekend Getaway. See bar stewards or Linda Peltier for tickets. Treasure Island room for 2 and $100 gift card Learn a new language.

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24 January 19, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Area Obituaries 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 To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. Cardinal Newman 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 Jane Yearsley CilleyJane Yearsley Cilley, 97, passed on to be with our Lord on January 8, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and her many friends at Palm Garden of Sun City Center. She is survived by a son from Greensboro, NC, a daughter from Sun City Center, FL, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Teacher, wife, mother, traveler, reader, crafter, and friend to so many, her long life was an inspiration for all she touched.Danny DrymonDaniel W. Drymon (Danny) went to his final rest on January 14, 2012. Danny was born in Sarasota, FL. on June 23, 1941 and lived his lifetime in Ruskin, FL., where hes fondly remembered as the mayor of Doodle Hill. Danny (Boone) was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne and is survived by his wife, Kay; his son, Jason, and his brother, Cliff (Lynette) along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Destiny Church, from 10 a.m. noon followed by a sevice from noon 1 p.m. Danny will be laid to rest at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Life Path Hospice or Destiny Church. Development Dept. Lifepath Hospice 12973 N. Telecom Pkwy. Suite 100 Temple Terrace, FL. 33637 Destiny Church 2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570 Arrangements made by Zipperers Funeral Home. Carl HirneisenCarl Hirneisen, 78, went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2012. Carl served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Schick Electric and Yellow Freight Systems in Lancaster, PA. He moved to Sun City Center, FL in 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Verla and children, Carla Texter wife of Bruce, Brad Hirneisen and wife Cindy; step children Judith Krantz wife of Michael, Veryl Ed Geltz and partner Gary Lancaster; grandchildren Karen Ellmaker wife of Ronnie, Leslie McCollough wife of Ken, Holly Reynolds wife of Anthony, Jarred Texter, and 7 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on January 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Sun City Christian Center Church, 17566 Highway 301 South, Wimauma, FL 33598. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72 Sarasota, FL 34241. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Sun City Christian Center Church. Lucille A. JohnsonLucille A. Johnson of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Aurora, Illinois passed away on January 3, 2012. She was born in La Grange, Illinois on February 28, 1926 to William and Manilla (Sayles) Wagoner. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Rita of Cascia Church and an employee of the Valley Industrial Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Johnson. She is survived by her daughters Terry (Charlie) Beck of Seattle, WA and Karen (Craig) Latto of Naperville, son James Reed Johnson of Chicago; grandchildren Katie (Bill) Allan, Ellyn (Mark) Hutchinson, Beth Latto, and Mark Latto; greatgrandchildren Angus and Oskar Allan and Sabina Hutchinson. She is also survived by her brother, William J. Wagoner of Lansing, MI. A memorial service is planned for spring. Memorials may be sent to St. Rita of Cascia Home & School Association, 770 W. Old Indian Trail, Auroa, IL 60506. Resolution: Go visit my familyDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7Charles D. BoylanCharles D. Boylan, 77, of Sun City Center, FL passed away January 15, 2012. He retired from General Motors as Assistant Superintendent of Pressed Metals after 35 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Alice; three daughters, Susan (Elias) Peters, Cynthia (Timothy) Good and Sally Louise Boylan; two sisters, Frances Ellen Magill and Frances Irene (Burt) Plumb; two brothers, Thomas and John Boylan; step granddaughter, Tracey Lynn Peters and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Burial will be Flint Memorial Park, Flint, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to March of Dimes, Attn: DRFR, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, 10605 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Ronald Harding Moore March 14, 1945 -January 8, 2012 Ronald Harding Moore, 66, of Seale, AL passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home. Mr. Moore was born March 14, 1945 in Columbus, OH, son of the late Warren Harding Moore and Mildred Parsons Moore. He worked in the construction industry as a carpet and flooring installer for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Phenix City, AL. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Moore. Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife Lisa Crouch Moore of Seale, AL; two daughters, Heather Potter and husband Tom of Gibsonton, FL and Theresa Miller Goldsmith and husband Scott of Columbus, OH ; one son, Ronnie Moore of Salem, AL; one sister, Nancy Fischer; two brothers, John Moore of Ruskin, FL and Gerald Moore of Savannah, GA; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other loving family members.The Ruskin United Methodist Mens Annual Yard Sale, will be Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.til 1 p.m. at 105 4th Avenue NW, Ruskin. There will be appliances, some furniture, clothes, Christmas decorations, and lots of miscellaneous household items. Biscuits and gravy will be available for breakfast and hot dogs will be available at lunch time. Baked goods will be while supplies last.Annual yard sale returnsAnyone wishing to donate items for the yard sale, call the church office at 645-1241 before 2:30 p.m. any weekday for assistance in transportation of items or you may bring the items to the church yourself. Proceeds will go for church projects. Left over items will be donated to The Salvation Army. 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

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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 January 19, 2012 25 Go to Church more often 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. 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 Resolution: Trusted byPhysicians & Patients Alike. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. 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. The McDonald Family Singers to performThe Fun Brigade has invited the McDonald Family Singers to perform in the churchs sanctuary on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. The United Community Church is located at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in Sun City Center. The McDonald Family will be presenting a free concert with various styles of music by Victor and Laurie and their 7 homeschooled children ages 11-26 from Orange, Massachusetts. Working together in family harmony their musical presentation includes bluegrass gospel, acapella, brass, instrumentals, sacred classical and more! Everyone is welcome and admission is free. There will be members of the Fun Brigade collecting a free will offering for the family. Church doors will open 1 hour prior to the concert. For more information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062 The McDonald Family SingersBargains galore!Lots of bargains and treasures will be found from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. John the Divine Ruskin campus SR 674 and 9th St. Their rummage sale will contain furniture, appliances, glassware, clothes, etc. Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs and cold drinks will be available for purchase.Celtic Irish show to be heldAt 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Prince of Peace Conesa Hall Sun City Center, the men and ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are presenting a Traditional Celtic music show by Marcille Wallis & Friends. There will be traditional Irish, Scottish, Celtic Jigs, Reels, Soft shoe dancing and much more. Tickets are only $10 per person, cabaret style (BYOB). Individual tickets and tables of 8 are available. For more information and tickets call Tom Bennis 813-633-5188.Church to be dedicatedThe First Christian Church of Sun City Center is dedicating their new Church Building at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 1707 33rd Street S.E. Ruskin, FL. Everyone is invited to the dedication.Parkinsons Group to meetThe Parkinsons Disease Support Group will hold their monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Community Church on the corner of LaJolla and Pebble Beach Blvd., North. They will have a speaker, a meeting for Caregivers, and exercises with Bruce Grant.Be a part of an Easter CantataThe Ruskin United Methodist Church will present O, What A Savior, an Easter Cantata on Sunday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The Director of Music, Robert Romanski, is opening the performance to the community and invites any interested singers to join with the RUMC Chancel Choir for the presentation. He states that there will be minimal rehearsal. Anyone with an interest in joining the group for this performance should contact Robert Romanski at 813-789-5354 or at promusic@ tampabay.rr.com. Practices are starting soon.music is available. For more information, you may also call the church office at 813645-1241.Local church offers free programsThe Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship Church located at 7732 Gibsonton Drive, Gibsonton is offering the following services. Sunday, Jan. 21 7 p.m. All men are welcome to join Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship men as they view the film Courageous by Sherwood Baptist Church the producers of Fireproof. Be inspired to become the husband and father you were meant to be. Discussion and refreshments will follow the film. Sunday, Feb. 5 6 p.m. Dont have any Super Bowl plans? Join the Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship men for a Super Bowl Party. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, Feb. 13 noon Strengthen your marriage by attending Love Me the Way I Need You To at the Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 6778600 or visit website at doccf.org. Volunteers prepare for rummage saleDorothy Paulson, Jane Trefren, and Mike Trefren are preparing for the Rummage Sale to be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Many household items, clothing, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and collectibles will be available for the sale. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18Brandon UnityRev. Roxanne Riley and guest musician Jan Littlehawk will be guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 Unity in Brandon, 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Rev. Roxanne Riley, BSN, MPA, MDiv (Ordained Unity Minister) is executive director of LifePath Hospice. She oversees the end-oflife care to approximately 1,200 patients each day in Hillsborough County. For more information call 813263-6155.

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26 JANUARY 19, 2012city with a crew of roughly 5,000 people. Being in command of one is an accomplishment few men can claim. An argument could be made that there is no higher honor or greater responsibility. On the ocean, you are on your own and the captain is responsible for everything from the people to the spare parts.Chambers found a Vietnamese translator to attempt radio contact with the small Cessna that was circling his ship as they arrived off the coast of Vietnam. There was no answer. Through the binoculars, he could see the pilot, another adult and some very small heads peering out the windows of the aircraft. Finally, on the third try, the pilot managed to land a note on the deck of the carrier. The note read verbatim: Can you move the helicopters to the other side, I can land on your runway, I can fly one hour more, we have enough time to mouve, please rescue me. The note was signed, Major Bung wife and 5 child. With one hour of fuel remaining in the Cessna Bird Dog, the coast of Vietnam was an hour and a half away. Helicopters filled the Midways runway and many were out of fuel. As opposed to having to go back to Saigon, running out of fuel on the deck of an aircraft carrier certainly had appeal. There was nothing good going on in Saigon. The guys would always run out of fuel on my deck, Chambers said. I mean, wouldnt you? Short of a miracle, the only option for the South Vietnamese Major, his wife and five children would be to ditch the Cessna into the ocean. The aircraft, however, had fixed struts for the landing gear. Chambers knew that ditching would almost certainly be a death sentence for the children, if not the entire family. The moment those struts hit the water, the plane would likely flip over and sink. There would be no time to evacuate. There would be no rescue.Larry Chambers wanted to fly airplanes and that is just what he did, landing them on aircraft carriers in the middle of the worlds oceans. When you are 20 years old, you dont think anything is going to happen to you, he said with a laugh. You dont think this could be hazardous to your health. I never had any goals, Chambers said in the den of his comfortable home at Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center. I wanted to fly airplanes. But goals have a way of appearing on their own. The goal of any carrier aviator is to sit in that big chair one day, he said, referring to the captains chair on the bridge of the mightiest ship in the world. And then when you are sitting in that big chair, you wonder, Oh my God, what have I done? He had never before heard the order to make best speed. That is no small feat on an aircraft carrier. Cruising at over 30 knots, the ship consumes three-quarters of a million gallons of fuel each day. Theyll run on anything, though, Chambers said of the fuel, Even jet fuel in a pinch. (He laughed when I asked him if he ever reached the point of raiding the galley for the peanut oil.) Its a 24/7 job, he said. I had more hours sleeping in that chair than in my rack [the berth in his quarters]. You cant delegate the responsibility, you cant pass it along.On April 29, 1975, when a Cessna Bird Dog was an hour and a half of flying time from the coast of Vietnam, the note landed on his deck. Chambers knew what needed to be done. He didnt consider what it might cost him or his career, he didnt need to look anything up in a regulation book. He knew what he had to do. Although only little more than a month in command, he had already been tested in a high stakes game of chicken with a Soviet ship. He won that game because he was confident in himself, his ship and his crew. Winning it wasnt a goal as much as it was something he needed to do, not just for himself but for his men. Yet he had no desire to start World War III. He was in the right and that was where he stayed (with only a slight alteration in course to ensure that the other ship would read his intent clearly). As the Cessna circled, big helicopters were all over the deck of the Midway and there were many more to come. In the time it took to retrieve the note and bring it to Chambers on the bridge, two more helicopters landed. With his deck cluttered with helicopters, out of fuel and with nowhere to go, Chambers didnt hesitate. He ordered that helicopters be pushed overboard. On the bridge, he was asked to repeat that order and he did while someone faithfully wrote his words into the ships logbook. Responsibility would not be passed along. An admiral was on board second guessing everything I did but it was Chambers in the big chair. I ordered that helicopters be pushed over the side. Of course, they made me repeat it. I didnt want to know the exact number, I wanted to be able to say, Hey, we pushed a couple of things over the side, he said with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. When he made the call for help, it seemed that everyone on the ship, regardless of station or position, turned out to answer him.Look at the compassion on this mans face, Chambers said while holding a black and white military photo taken as helicopters filled to the brim with people landed on the deck of the Midway. That man was trained to kill and just look at the compassion. The photo was of a bosuns mate in full gear, gently carrying an infant off a helicopter. To say it was a difficult time would be an understatement to the extreme. If there are ideal circumstances under which a war could end, that was not it. Saigon, the capitol city, was falling. On the deck of his ship, a place that under normal circumstances is exacting in precision, hundreds of people, almost all civilians who were terrified, were emptying out of helicopters. The flight deck under normal conditions is controlled chaos, Chambers said. Under these conditions there were people everywhere. There were elderly people and mothers with babies and we were just trying to get them out of harms way. We had no idea who was coming. One Huey landed with nearly 50 people. They were using cargo nets over the people just trying to protect them.Unlike the jets that landed on the flight decks of carriers, the Cessna Bird Dog had no tail hook to catch a wire that would stop the aircraft before it ran out of runway. Also, Major BungLy had never landed on a carrier before.His wife is in the backseat, hes in the front seat, Chambers said. His wife was holding a baby, he was holding a baby. We could see through the binoculars little heads looking around. My thought was that this guy was going to crash on deck. He cant put it into the water and the plane had no tail hook.While the helicopters were being pushed overboard, Chambers ordered the engineer to make way at 25 knots into the wind. In order to do that, literally all of the power on the ship needed to be diverted to making the propellers turn. We had a 15 knot wind so moving at 25 knots would give him a 40 knot headwind. I knew we could stop him. Ive done my part, the deck is clear and Im heading into the wind. Now he just has to land it. He landed. Black and white photos show the jubilation as crew members raced to the Cessna. Today Major Bung-Ly and his wife are American citizens living in Florida. The Bird Dog is on display at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.From Vietnam to Thailand to Guam, Chambers spent most of his time in the big chair on the bridge of the Midway. In Guam, the press flooding his ship, Chambers was on the Today Show. When the press came aboard, I was in my white dress uniform, trying to look like Id had some sleep when I hadnt, he said. My only claim to fame is that I was on the Today Show once. (That is another understatement to the extreme.) Already with few peers in being the captain of an aircraft carrier, Chambers was later promoted to admiral. He would go on to work on systems that would change the way carriers and the pilots who land on them operate, making them safer and more precise. A modest man, he deflected credit to his crew and others. From an outside perspective, he has so many claims to fame that it would be impossible to choose just one. But from the standpoint of history, perhaps his greatest claim is that he had the heart of command. He didnt flinch, he didnt hesitate, he didnt worry what pushing millions of dollars in helicopters overboard could do to his career. He saved the lives of an entire family. No one else on that ship could have done that; perhaps few men would have had the courage. It was in his heart. Theres always something you could get court-martialed for, Chambers said with a chuckle. If youre going to get court-The heart of command US NAVY IMAGE%  martialed for anything. Yes, saving the lives of a young family would be it. Chambers was quoted as saying that Major Bung-Ly was the bravest man he had ever met. He flew his family out of a situation that probably would have meant death or worse for all of them and into the unknown. He didnt know where the Midway was. He didnt know that he could or would be able to land on it. Although Ive never met Major Bung-Ly, Ive met many people Ive considered brave and heroic. Of them all, Larry Chambers is the bravest man Ive ever met. He is a man who put his heart into his command. At a time when all seemed lost, Chambers gave his crew and his country victory. It was a win for the human spirit. Chambers is a man of few peers. It is impossible to put Larry Chambers story into a newspaper article of 2,000 words. It is simply not enough to do justice to him, to his crew and to his accomplishments. On Feb. 3, Rear Admiral Larry Chambers (USN Ret.) will share his story during the monthly meeting of the Silver Osprey Squadron. For information, email silverosprey@ yahoo.com. Although the lunch meeting is sold out, contact Bill Shanks at 813-634-3194, by email at wshanks@tampabay.rr.com or via mail at 1010 American Eagle Blvd. #750, Sun City Center, FL 33573, for information about a standby list or reservations for future meetings. The USS Midway began service as a museum in San Diego in 2004. In her first year, the museum saw double the projected attendance with nearly 900,000 visitors.US NAVY IMAGE Thank a Veteran for his service.

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Mobile home on property brings rental income. $198,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view. Property has M/M, well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 ft. river front. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! Very nice 2BR/1BA single family home with a one-car garage Located on a nice corner lot. 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No HOA, no flood insurance needed. $30,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 APOLLO BEACH AFFORDABLE HOUSE: 2BR/1BA, laminate floors, recently remodeled BA, enclosed addition, inside utility, and large fenced backyard, perfect for privacy, children and pets. $45,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT IN RUSKIN: Ready for your dream house/manufactured home, this lot, with PD-MU zoning, has all utilities on site including sewer, and is fenced and gated. Great fishing, deep water, large newer dock and what a view of water & nature! $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 WANT CRABBY NEIGHBORS? How about fishy waters? These are all good traits of great riverfront house with 3BR/2BA, outstanding, updated kitchen, new windows, porches, lush landscaping. Dock and boat. Do not take my word for it. Look and then offer! $249,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DARLING HOME with 2BR/1BA in retirement community on quiet cul-de-sac with large back yard for extra breathing room. 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JANUARY 19, 2012 THE SHOPPERR PRROF. SERR VICES650 RRENNTA ALS600 TRANRANSPORRTA A TIONN450 RREAAL ESTA A TE500 M.H. HOUUSINNG550 511 hoHOUsesSES foFOR sSAleLE Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading. 425 slipsSLIPS oOR stoSTORAgeGEStorage RRameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469, 456 TRUcCKsS AND VANsS2000 GMC Sierra, extended cab, 4x4, black exterior, black/ gray cloth interior. Runs & look great. $5,200 633-4590 461 TRAvel VEL TRAileILERsSFleetwood 2008 Prowler 28ft, 12ft slide, central air/ heat ,27 HDTV, 2yr warranty, 2 door refrigerator. Clear title SCC. $21,000. 865805-1590 Very nice doublewide home on its own lot, 2BR/2BA, open floor plan, beautiful modern kitchen with bay windows, enclosed lanai off living room, inside utility room, a great workshop (12x24), and carport. No association fees. Greatly furnished and maintained, this 2BR/2BA + enclosed addition (3BR), has bright living room, eat-in space in kitchen, carport, screened porch, large shed and a 3-year-new air conditioner. Large MBR & MBA, beautiful hardwood floors in living area, tiles in kitchen & BA, newer appliances, sliding doors to screened porch and storage closet. Great location close to shopping, schools and I-75. Not a short sale. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 565 M.H. iIN PARKsS(3) mobile homes in 55+ Riverhaven MHP, Ruskin. $5,000 to free. To an approved applicant, contact manager 813-763-5475 Riverbreeze Estate. Ruskin. Resident owned 55+ gated community. lots of activities. Monthly maintenance fee $70. Trailer with carport, enclosed side room, screened porch, attached shed, furnished. $35,000. 419-822-7568 610 WAte TERfFRoONtT ReRENtT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124611 HoOUsesSES foFOR ReENtTRuskin, quaint 3/2 home with front covered porch. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent is $900 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit of $900. and references required. Please call 813-649-1599 3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-637455+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813634-9695 Walking distance to Lennard HS. New 3br/2ba/2cg home. New appliances, paint & carpet. $1100 monthly, security deposit required. Call 813 629-0189612 Apts APTS. foFOR ReRENtTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes wa ter & mowing. 813-645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 613 CoONDosOS foFOR ReRENtT bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. 813-642-0681 or 813-6454145 614 DDUplePLEX foFOR ReRENtT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 615 Tow OWNhomesHOMES foFOR ReENtTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Call 813-677-8701. Available now620 RoomsROOMS foFOR ReRENtT River view. all amenities. $175 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. Call for details. 813-671-2726 630 M.H. ReRENtT AlsLSerty. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 For RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A A/C. 813-677-1086 electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. 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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 19, 2012 Volume 55 Number 52 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS The Palmetto Historical Museum is hosting a display of Carnival Glass January 25 through midMarch. See page 16 Learn more about Floridas feral hog population from sportsman Tony Young on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Saving HCI, chapter two, now organizing Big blue bus brings dental services to South County youth MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORear Admiral Larry Chambers at home in Sun City Center. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netHe didnt have to save the family with five small children. He could have let them die; no one would have faulted him for it. Given the chaos that was ensuing all around him, it could have been just another sad footnote crowded into another sad chapter in history, and one quickly forgotten.The heart of command Rear Admiral Larry Chambers is ageless. His eight decades of life are hidden behind eyes that reveal energy, optimism, youth and vigor. His voice and laughter complete his agelessness. Chambers has few peers, not many people have accomplished what he has. And no doubt some of those peers have eyes clouded with the jaundice of seeing too much of an imperfect world but not Chambers. He smiles, he laughs and his eyes twinkle. Larry Chambers is a man who has set his own course. Captain Larry Chambers was just over a month into being the commander of the aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, when he was ordered to make best possible speed to a point 150 miles off the coast of South Vietnam. In a matter of days, his ship would be the focal point of the largest helicopter evacuation in history. Named Operation Frequent Wind, approximately 7,000 people would be evacuated from Saigon as the city was falling to the North Vietnamese. There is no larger, mightier ship than an aircraft carrier. Only two nations have successfully built them and even the Chinese, with their enormous manufacturing power, have yet to build their own. The Chinese aircraft carrier is one refurbished after purchase from the Russians. It is an airport and a floating By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net RUSKIN More than 1,100 youngsters were treated for dental problems in 10 hospital emergency rooms across Hillsborough County during 2010. For every dollar spent on preventative measures, $15 is saved in dental treatments. Dental disease is the number one childhood ailment, five times more common than asthma, yet childhood dental decay is 100 percent preventable. These are the figures that get me up each morning, says Kelli Johnson, dental programs manager with the Suncoast Clinics network. And, theyre the facts that support the passion this widely experienced former dental hygienist brings to the spiffy mobile dental coach she oversees. The mobile dental unit, about the size of a luxury touring bus, has three treatment stations where staff hygienists and assistants work to prevent those expensive hospital emergency room visits for the children of their low-income clientele and to encourage lifetimes of the dental awareness that can avoid serious problems in the mouth. MELODY JAMESON PHOTOWelcome to my rolling dental clinic, Kelli Johnson (above) says as she opens the door and the gateway to dental awareness for young people without access to other dental services across South Hillsborough County. A longtime dental hygienist, Johnson now manages dental programs in the Suncoast Community Health Care Centers network. She personally designed the mobile units interior after the coach was obtained with a substantial federal grant in 2010. It is supported by additional grants and donations. See DENTAL BUS, page 18 See THE HEART OF COMMAND, page 26By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netBALM Known for its rehabilitation success rate, lauded for its force of volunteers, the pioneering womens prison here with programs that work again is in the sights of a state administration determined to eliminate it. And once again, its advocates, many of them senior citizens, are preparing for combat in the political trenches. Late last week, Floridas Department of Cor rections (DOC) announced a consolidation plan that calls for closing 11 of its facilities around the state. It gives as reasons for the closures a declining prison admissions rate and excess bed space. Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI) on C.R. 672 near Balm with a population of about 280 female inmates is one of those tar geted. Closing date is March 1. DOC officially PHOTO COURTESY OF JANET SMITHEntrance signage at HCI, the faith-based, character-building prison for women near Balm, was changed only a few months ago when a new DOC secretary joined the state administration. The sign could change again soon as the unique and successful facility once more has been targeted for closure. However, if the many volunteers for and advocates of its programs such as Janet Smith (above) have any say, that change may be vigorously opposed. See SAVING HCI, page 3

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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r projects savings of a little over $.8.3 million in the 2012-13 timeframe if the 135-acre HCI campus is shuttered. The department is known for its estimates on the high side and its calculations do not take into account the savings that a functioning HCI represents. This is all about money saving taxpayer dollars, Nancy Williams, a charter HCI volunteer, stated in an initial email to the volunteer network following the closure announcement. Its also about the hundreds of thousands of tax dollars inmates save the state with their work in public venues and about the thousands in contributions their prison production amounts to each year that offset the savings projected by closure, her communication emphasized. Williams message, the first of a multi-faceted renewed effort to save the proven successful facility, also provided contact information for various elected officials whose responsibilities include prison funding, from the governors office to legislative leaders. She urged the volunteer force to make contact, passionately and rapidly. Approximately a year ago, DOC made a similar move, aiming for HCIs closure by June, 2011, transferring its inmates to other female prisons and relocating or terminating more than 100 employees. Several volunteers along with a couple of HCIs alumni who had completed sentences and returned to constructive society advanced on Tallahassee to relate the HCI story to legislators unfamiliar with its programs and successes. One of the points focused on was the statutory requirement that Floridas DOC maintain at least one faith-based, character-building prison for women. DOC maintains several such facilities for male inmates around the state, but HCI was the only installation that fulfilled the obligation. Subsequently, DOC reportedly has established a similar female facility in Hernando County. The effort last year brought HCI through the 2011 budget cycle, stalling closure with the help of Senator Ronda Storms, whose district includes eastern Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County commissioners also weighed in, adjusting zoning to raise the population cap for the facility and thereby paving way for reduction of per-inmate costs. With closure staved off for 2011, the prisons volunteer force, numbering in the hundreds and coming from surrounding communities including Sun City Center and Valencia Lakes, dug in to raise thousands of dollars in private funds for a variety of needs on the prison campus. They gathered $5,000 in donations and obtained a $5,000 matching grant for a $10,000 failed roof repair on one prison dormitory, then lined up the contractor to do the job. DOC estimated the repair work at $50,000. The job has been put on hold at the states request. Volunteers also raised $7,000 to fill large gift bags for each inmate prior to Christmas, 2011, and have talked about fund-raising campaigns to underwrite other major infrastructure needs on the prison campus. Similarly, the work performed through the year by inmate crews at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, a massive agricultural experimentation complex affiliated with the University of Florida and located further east at Balm, is valued at about $300,000 annually. Two inmate work details have been donating their services at the complex where food-related research with worldwide impacts is conducted. A third work detail needed at the research center was in the formative stage. Additionally, the sewing, paper and wood products made by the women in various programs on their compound constitute charitable donations with an estimated value of better than $200,000, Williams noted. If the Balm campus is shuttered, most HCI inmates expect to be transferred to the large Lowell Correctional Institution, a female prison with a reputation for inmate abuse and where rehabilitation programs are very limited, noted Janet Smith, another long time HCI advocate and volunteer. At HCI now, their fear level is off the charts because they know what awaits them, she added. The HCI programs, considered a model for the nation, range from training for employment to marketable crafts to athletics to religious instruction to one-on-one mentor ing with the hundreds of retired area professionals turned volunteers. The results are demonstrated in renewed self confidence as well as commitment to learning and the value of the programs, produced at no cost to tax payers, shows in the low recidivism rate at HCI. More than 85 percent of HCI inmates return to society and constructive lives after serving sentences there. However, transferring the women who have come so far in their lives back into a general prison population will be equivalent to sending them to emotional and spiritual death, Smith said, adding I thought the goal was to reduce repeat offenders and we have a shining example of how to do that at HCI. Even DOC recognized HCI achievements, designating it the number one volunteer-facilitated Saving HCI...chapter two PHOTO BY NANCY WILIAMSThe first and second rows include the Hillsborough C.I. Turnover team who competed against the Sun City Center Vintage Babes softball team, pictured in the back row. On a cold January morning, the womens softball action was hot at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Balm. The Sun City Center Vintage Babes traveled to have their 1st game of 2012 on the newly renovated softball field at the womens prison. The SCC Softball Club, which has donated softball equipment in the past, recently provided soil to renovate the the 1970s prison softball field. Each inning the senior players continued to launch big hits that the young inmates would courageously catch. The bleachers were filled with cheering inmates encouraged by the sports teams from SCC that come to compete in softball, volleyball & tennis on Saturday mornings. After an exciting 8 innings of play, the SCC Vintage Babes prevailed 23 15. The 500 volunteers, which includes the sports teams, help to allow this 1st in the Nation womens faith/character prison have the lowest recidivism rate in the State. This facility was just awarded #1 in the State for the highest number of volunteer hours. Consequently, this is why there is another lobbying effort at the State level by the volunteer force to prevent another possible closure of HCI beginning February 1. prison in the state just before it announced the closure. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Everyones a winner Change my hairstyle.

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4 JANUARY 19, 2012 Saturday, Jan. 21 Giveaways LARGE, FLAT SCREEN TVGrand Prize $2,000in 80 FREE $25 gift cards to be rafed! BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes By William Hodges Have fun 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 Someone, somewhere once said, God does not subtract from a mans lifetime those days when he goes fishing. I dont know whether God deducts days for fishing, but I do believe having fun is one of the essential parts of living a long and happy life. Yes, it is important to do those mundane things in life that must be done in order to buy food and keep a roof over our heads. But someone also said, All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. I suspect the same is true for Jill. So, if we want to be happy, healthy and not boring, we must incorporate enjoyable activities into our day. Take out a piece of lined paper. On that paper, draw several vertical lines from top to bottom. In column one, write Things I like to do. In column two write When I did it last. Column three should be headed Time needed to do it. Column four is Cost to do it. Column five is Special needs. Now begin to fill in the information. Start listing all the things you like to do or things you would like to do. At this point, ignore all the other columns. Do not make any judgments as to whether the ideas are practical or not. Your list may contain such mundane things as taking a walk in the park or sunbathing in the backyard. Maybe you would like to hike in the forest. But dont stop there. Think big. You might want to list captaining a sailboat to the British Virgin Islands, taking a ride in a hot-air balloon (both are on my list), or going on a trip around the world. Again, it is very important to not allow any of the other columns enter your thoughts when you make the list. Their time will come. Now look at your list and go to column two. For those things you have done in the past, try to remember the last time you did them. You might find that the only thing preventing you from doing something you like to do is you forgot that you like to do it, or just got out of the habit of doing it. For column three, enter the amount of time it will take to enjoy the endeavor. Be sure to include any preparation time. Now whenever you are able to get some free time, you will have a list of activities from which to choose that will relate to the time you have free. There may be obstacles, however. In this instance, the information you enter in column four may be that obstacle. How much will it cost to enjoy the activity? Obviously, a walk in the park will be a low-cost item, but an around-theworld trip could be a killer. However, I might decide that if I save my entertainment dollars today by walking in the park, ten years from now I may be able to start my world tour. Then again, I may never save enough to go around the world, but I cannot help but be healthier from the walking. The last column is for describing any special requirements the endeavor will require. To safely captain a sailing craft, for instance, I have spent many hours sailing under a competent sailing instructor and have taken the U. S. Coast Guard small boats course. For those who wish to travel extensively, maybe language lessons would help get more out of the trips. If you would like to hike in rough terrain, physical conditioning is a must. English author Samuel Butler said, All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. Now you have your list, you can be as smart as the animals. Get busy. Have fun. 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.comStop smoking.Community leaders recognizedThe Military Family Support Trust (MFST) hosted a luncheon for the community leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The leaders represented Brookdale Senior Living at Freedom Plaza, District 4 of the Sheriffs Department, Interfaith Social Action Council, Knights of Columbus, Leathernecks, MOAA, MOWW, Patriots Club, Retired Officers Corpotation, SCC Chamber of Commerce, SCC Community Association, SCC Emergency Squad, SCC Security Patrol, SAR and the Seabees. MFST is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to military families through scholarships, financial assistance grants, guide dogs, Homeless Women Veterans, JROTC awards and other programs. The organization has been in Sun City Center since 1992. Visit the website at mobconline.org.

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X 8 5 JANUARY 19, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS 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 5-7 p.m. Beef Tips and Noodles 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 Friday, Feb. 24 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, Feb. 25 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 2 7-11 p.m. Southern Tide Saturday, March 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 9 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, March 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 16 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, March 17 4-7 p.m. St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner 7-11 p.m. St. Patricks Day Party with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesDance your way to a fitter new you often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center Amy L. Florkiewicz Air Force tary training at Lackland Air Force training earn four credits toward College of the Air Force. lark Place, Riverview. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. guests. Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Corr Elementary Terrific Kids demonstrate Friendship Childrens Board Family Resource Center Brandon nity outreach, such as tutoring, car Strategically located in the tion of Windhorst and Kingsway, Resource Center draws individu Check out activities at www. are free. Attend More Events!

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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! 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.PennyPenny is an adorable torti female kitten. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love by playing with every cat toy in the shelter. Penny is never dull and takes a shine to most visitors, volunteers or passersby. She likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning on the lanai. Visit Penny and give her that loving forever home. Penny as part of her adoption will be spayed as well as micro chipped. She has been brought upto-date on her shots DOB: 10/1/2011. TopperTopper is a pretty Chihuahua. This poor gals owner has spent the last year in a nursing home. A neighbor cared for her in the mean time but was unable to continue long term. A kind soul brought her to the shelter. She is sweet and allows you to hold her with no problem. All she wants is some company since she has had very little human interaction! A loving home would be a great way to start the new year. Topper is spayed and up to date on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be micro chipped. DOB. 08/ 2/ 1998 Terrorism is topicThe National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The cost is $12. Their guest speaker is Dr. Charles Turner who will speak on Terrorism. For more information call Joyce 938-5279.Republicans hold annual meetingThe Greater Sun City Center Republican Club will hold their Annual Meeting and installation of officers on Jan. 26 in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room. Social time is at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Art Wood, the new Chairman of the Hillsbor ough County Republican Executive Committee. Art will also install the officers. Membership dues for 2012 are due and payable at this meeting and memberships are available for those wishing to become a member. The meeting is open to all Republicans and like-minded voters. Required parenting class for divorce offeredA Parenting Class for divorce from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on various dates in Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner, Florida 33584 Hillsborough County Extension Service is offering classes for those who are going through a divorce and have children. The four-hour course is required by the State of Florida when a child is involved in the divorce or custody process, and includes: Shared parenting and permanency of the parental role, child development stages and impacts of a divorce on children, communicating with your children, communicating with the other parent, child abuse /neglect and spouse abuse, legal concepts and community resources, families in transition and helping children understand and cope with divorce The 2012 schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Jan. 12 Feb. 9 or 23 March 8 or 22 April 12 or 26 May 10 or 24 June 7 or 21 July 19 Aug. 9 or 23 Sept. 6 or 20 Oct. 11 or 25 Nov. 8 Dec. 6 Participants need to also under stand the following: Couples may only attend the same session with special permission. includes a workbook. the class. identification to class, such as a drivers license. or by email or phone. end of class. Late arrivals may not be admitted To register online with a credit card, click on Divorce Class Registration at http://urlmin.com/ HillsboroughParenting To register by phone, call 813-744-5519 x 54140.Hospital volunteers neededSouth Bay Hospital is recruiting volunteers for its new American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center. Volunteers will provide visitors and caregivers with information about prevention and detection, treatment guidelines and support groups. They will also help visitors find resources that suit their needs such as wigs, prosthetics, camisoles, hats and more. Volunteers are needed on weekdays and hours are flexible. No experience necessary and training will be provided. If you are inter ested in volunteering, or for more information on the Cancer Resource Center call 813-634-0496.Health Care Advisory Board to meetThe Hillsborough County Health Care Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, located at 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa. For more information Tina Brown, 301-7364.Ashleys return to MoonglowThe father and son team of Bryan and Don Ashley will return for the Moonglow dance from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Lets welcome Bryan and Don with a good turnout to welcome in the new year. BYOB and snacks. Water, ice, napkins and cups will be provided. Dressy attire. Ties are optional for the gentlemen. Members are free; guests are $5 at the door. Singles are welcome. If your 2012 dues are not in, bring your check only to the dance. For more information, call Claire at (813) 642-0171. The South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SSUMC), will meet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at The Alpha Pizza House in Apollo Beach for dinner and dancing to Thor Stevens. For more information, or make a reservation, call Patti at (813) 6347171, or Jim at (813) 938-4835. Reservations and cancellations are required for all events.Fun for senior singles Lt Col Brockmeier to speak to MOAAThe February Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, will be held in the Sun City Center Atrium building in the Florida Room at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Reservations can be made by calling 877-332-3016 ($14) no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting.Scholarships begin with wine and cheeseThe Kiwanis Club of South Shore will hold a wine and cheese party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 in the Florida Room. The ticket price of $7 will include wine, cheese, crackers, soda and water. There will also be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. If you want to donate a door prize, bring it with you, wrapped up, to the party. Ticket sales are available from 9 a.m. to noon until Friday, Feb. 17. The Clubs College Scholarships Fund will benefit. High tea and fashion showThe St. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Tea and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Joachim Hall, adjacent to St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. This years theme is International, with each table decorated to represent countries around the world. Fashions will be provided by The Rose Boutique (which supports the Mary and Martha House), located at 100 E. Shell Point Road in Ruskin. The Mary and Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. Seating is limited and tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office and at The Rose Boutique. For more information, call the church office at 645-1714 or the Boutique at 645-7628.Pirates shoot for charityOn Saturday, March 3 invites shooting enthusiasts to participate in their fundraiser, Get on the Good Foot at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays located at 10514 Ehrens Cutoff Road in Land -OLakes. The day begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start then capped off by a catered lunch at noon! Entry fees will be $85 per person or $320 for a team of 4 ($300 if registered by Feb. 15). Cost includes 8 stands/ 50 shot round (shooter provides shells) breakfast, lunch, door prize chances and Sporting Clays gift bag. Sponshorship opportunities are available. One hundred per cent of profits will be used in support of amputees and their families. Discounts available for military, law enforcement, and amputees. For more information visit www. peglegpirate.org

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January 19, 2012 9 Program Facilitator/Speaker:DARCIE D. SIMS, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS and Co-Founder of GRIEF, INC.Surviving the Mid-Winter Gloom A Program for the Bereaved at UCC in Sun City Center, FLYou made it through the holiday season, but here in the gloom of winter, how will we survive until the spring thaw? Join Darcie D. Sims, a grief management specialist, as she helps us discover ways to survive the mid-winter gloom of grief. It is time to challenge the old myths about grief and create a language of hope. We will explore helping strategies and learn how to create a healing environment for ourselves and others. and includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, workbook and the Bird House Project. Workshop will be held at: (*NOTE: This workshop is limited to 150 participants) FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. 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 Welcome to...Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. 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Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com SCC veterans hold sock hop March 3The annual Sun City Center Veterans Dinner/Dance will take place Saturday, March 3 in the Community Associations Flor ida Room. It is sponsored by the combined Sun City Center Veter ans Organizations. All veterans and friends are welcome. A social hour with appetizers will start at 5 p.m. with a buffet at 6 p.m. The program will be a mix of patrio tism and entertainment. Music and dancing will be provided by (DJ) DARLENE. There will be a mix of special entertainment. Dress is casual 50s, patriotic, or mili tary. No shorts or flip flops please. BYOB and setups: glasses and ice will be provided. There will be both 50/50 and Happy Hour Basket raffles. Cost is $26 per per son. Tickets are available through the American Legion (633-4059); DAV (634-1761); MOWW (6429820); Leathernecks (634-6375); MOAA (634-7777); VFW (6257070); or general sales (634-777).Its that time of year when all of my friends are making their New Year resolutions. Most of them are ridiculous and totally unreasonable, like never falling asleep in church or reading the whole book of Gone With The Wind in under 12 months. As for me, I am more of a realist. I like to choose goals that I am sure I can obtain. Honey, I commented to my wife, as I was listing my new year goals, I think I will not smoke or drink this year. But you dont smoke or drink now, she replied. I know that, I told her. But there is another goal that I have decided I must take on. One that I know will tax my limited abilities. My determination is fixed and my resolve is set. It all started back when my wife and I were asked to co-direct a community theatre production. We went to meet with the other husbandwife team that we would be working with, whom I will call John and Mary. We had finished tryouts and had the regular people show up. Most of the parts were filled, but we still had a lead male adult role we could not find a person for. We decided we would look at the tape from the production the year before and see if there was anyone we could coerce into joining our cast. That production the year before had been my first experience with theatre. I myself had been coerced into making a fool of myself on stage in front of thousands of people, instead of the way I nor mally do it in life, in front of a few at a time. Anyway, we started watching the tape. As I marched onto stage on the video, making my debut perfor mance, Mary became excited. How about him?! she exclaimed. How about that short, fat guy?! John almost choked. What did you say? I said, how about that short, fat... John cut her off. Yes, I heard what you said. Do you know who that is? She shook her head. John coughed and nodded his head slightly in my direction. Suddenly Mary caught what he was trying to tell her. She looked at me, then back at the video and then at me again. Suddenly her face flamed bright red, outlined by her blond hair, and she took on the appearance of a dim neon light bulb. She spoke hoarsely, Its not that I am saying you are fat or anything. No, its just that you do a good job playing a fat guy. John coughed and choked. What I meant to say is that you cover up well how fat you are when you... John didnt even let her finish this sentence before he started choking and gasping like he needed a ventilator. What I really was inferring was... Mary paused and you could see her mind whirling as the video continued to play. What I really wanted to say was, Would anyone like some cookies? With that she fled from the room before anyone could even answer. Shortly she came back with some warm chocolate chip cookies. She offered them to each of us. I know at that point the proper thing for me to have said was, No thanks, Im on a diet, but what I really wanted to say was, Im not really hungry so Ill just take five or six. Anyway, that steeled my resolve and I finally realized I had to buckle down and make a tough New Years resolution. Im sure youve guessed it. Ive finally decided I need to get more fat friends so it will help me look thinner. (Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist and playwright, is author of Super Cowboy Rides and can be contacted at daris@darishoward.com; or visit his website at http://www.darishoward.com)New Year ResolutionsBy: Daris Howard RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professionallooking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recom mended. Adding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. FallTech. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Publisher: Introduction is recommendedAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Audubon Society presents adventure film seriesThe Eagle Audubon Society invites the public to attend the first adventure film of the 29th Annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series, Majestic Montana on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borini Theater of the KP Clubhouse. The film, narrated by award-winning film producer, Steve Gonser, will provide a journey throughout the fourth largest state revealing the scenic wonders and special qualities and history that have led to Montana being called the Big Sky Country. Tickets are $7.50 and are available at the Kings Point Box Office Monday thru Friday and just prior to the performance. HAVE MORE FUN! IN

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10 JANUARY 19, 2012 Over the weekend, I read the tragic story of a nine-year-old girl from Michigan who died from a brain disease. Her mother had succumbed to the same disease just two years before. The photo accompanying the story was of the girl, smiling a gap-toothed smile that could melt even the hardest heart. It was a smile that only a child could have. That she had a fatal disease in no way diminished the magic in that smile. What made the story national news was that the death of a child wasnt tragedy enough both the girl and her mother had been the victims of a cyber-bully, in the form of a 30-something neighbor who saw the need for a feud between the families. The neighbor modified a photo of the young girl, placing her face over a skull and crossbones. She also pasted the mothers face into the skeletal arms of the grim reaper. She posted both of the images on her Facebook page. Even in a world that appears to be growing accustomed to insanity, that sort of thing set off a firestorm of response. People sent letters and money to the girl and her mother, a toy store in Ann Arbor arranged for the young girl to have a shopping spree. The neighbors, however, kept pushing, modifying their pickup truck into a makeshift hearse with a coffin where the bed would be. She later told a local television station that the hearse was just a Halloween display, with no explanation as to why they felt the need to drive it back and forth in front of the young girls home. When asked why she made and posted the photos, her response was, Personal satisfaction, spoken in a flat and emotionless voice. Eventually, the neighbor found herself in court and a restraining order was issued against her. The restraining order was of such a distance, that she had to move from her house and must stay away until September of this year. A few months ago, a newspaper ran an interview with the woman stating a half-hearted apology and that she and her husband hoped to sell their house and move. My first thought, after recovering from revulsion about the whole sordid tale was, How much do you want to bet theyll move to Florida? Florida is a stunningly beautiful place and, certainly in winter at least, has weather that is the envy of most of the nation, so it is no surprise that lots of people want to move here. In the years Ive lived here, the population has increased by roughly three million people and, thus, there should also be no surprise that more than a few of those people are nuts. But it seems like its more than just a few. What is it about Florida that seems to attract insane people? When I was in my 20s and still held the belief that the corporate By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net A little weirdness goes a long waysFlorida seems to attract its share of crazy people. Standing at the top of my sailboats mast, looking over Little Harbor Resort towards St. Petersburg, its not hard to see why. Its beautiful here.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO ladder would lead to some wonderful promised land, Florida was the last place I thought Id ever live. My impression of it was mosquito-filled swamp filled with angry old people. And then one day I was asked to make a presentation in one of my companys facilities in south Georgia. In those days, big companies tended to be more human and generous and I was told that after the presentation, I could pick anywhere I wanted to go to spend a weekend on the companys tab. To maximize my time off, I chose Florida due to proximity, and a few hours after my presentation, I landed at the airport in Ft. Myers. I spent the weekend on Sanibel Island. It was February. You can probably guess how motivated I was about returning to Minneapolis. Eight months later, I was on a highway, following a truck carrying my sailboat to the Sunshine State. I then discovered that not all of Florida is Sanibel Island. But that didnt deter me I came to love living here, despite the insanity that occasionally seems omnipresent. The signs advertising 24-hour security in rest areas were the first indication, perhaps, that there were big differences between Florida and Minnesota, but the marina I chose in Ft. Myers Beach was the real kicker. It was filled with some incredibly cool and colorful people and most of them were downright bonkers. One guy had a taste for hallucinogenic drugs and was known to lie down in the middle of the one traffic-choked road through Ft. Myers Beach to watch cars come screaming towards him. Another man didnt have a boat but instead lived in a rundown RV in the marina parking lot. He had a penchant for keeping his underwear in his oven. More than one person, in fits of anger, mentioned blowing up the marina. Why would anyone want to blow up a marina? But for my soon-to-be wife and I, there was something idyllic about it all. Snow was falling in the place we had left, and we were being warmed by tropical breezes through the palm trees just off one of the worlds most beautiful coasts. It was magical and the cast of characters made us feel as though we had stepped into a Carl Hiaasen novel. Im not the only one to have noticed that there are a lot of lunatics in Florida, of course. The Associated Press has an annual compilation of the weirdest of the weird Florida stories no other state is bestowed such an honor. This year, another news network piled on with a few of their own stories, asking how the AP could restrict it to an annual event when there are enough weird things going on here in a single day to fill any number of compilations. Seriously, what is it about Florida? Is it a magnet for insane people or does it just make people go insane? Maybe its all the natives blaming the Yankees and the Yankees blaming the natives? I dont know, but I do know that even in the eye of the maelstrom of insanity, including both the Tampa and Miami airports, Ive had older women call me darlin and thus I knew the real Florida was still here, despite the gunshots and the sounds of cars crashing in the staged-forinsurance-fraud accidents I could hear in the background. I knew that because those women showed me the kindness and gentility that is the real Florida. They are Florida, not the annual weird news compilations.I have no idea if that woman and her husband plan to move to here, but it certainly wouldnt surprise me if they did. It is a beautiful day in January and Im sitting outside typing these words under a perfect blue sky even mean and insane people can see the value of that. Ive now spent more than half of my adult life in this state and I love it here, despite the fact that sometimes it makes me a little crazy. Wait, did I say that out loud? Uh oh.Hug the ones I love...twice.

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January 19, 2012 11 Hanson Services, Inc. Helping to Bridge the Gap!Some of our many services include, but are not limited to... Make Your Life Easier withHanson Services Inc.Call 634-6617Hanson Services has been located in Sun City Center for over 12 years and only a phone call away Lic. #30211040Free Assessment 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 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! 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When she is indentured as a housekeeper, she closely observes Calebs crossing of cultures as he studies at Harvard among the colonial elite. No-Fuss Foods: Creative Tacos Friday, Jan. 20 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to be creative with what to put between the tortillas with this fun cooking demonstration. Presenter: Rowena Sjovall. Free samples! Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software Tuesday, Jan. 24 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Teen/Adult Painting Tuesday, Jan. 24 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please join art instructor Cory Wright and learn various techniques and brush up on your painting skills. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, Jan. 25 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the Librarys eBook services. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Jan. 25 1 to 3 p.m. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free special ized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Jan. 25 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions. The Law Office of Nicole M. Cameron, P.A. is offering free legal seminars for the public. A seminar on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning is scheduled for Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at the law office at 449 Apollo Beach Blvd. Learn why you need a will and what the benefits of having a trust are. You will receive a free packet What My Family Should Know just for attending. This is an invaluable item which helps you organize what your family needs to help administer your estate. The second seminar this month will discuss Bankruptcy and will be held on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the law office. If you want to learn about how this process could help you or someone you know, join the firm for this free seminar covering the basics of how to qualify, what can be discharged and what cant be discharged. If you cannot attend these seminars, please contact the office to receive information regarding upcoming dates. If you would like Mrs. Cameron to present a free seminar for your business or organization, contact Alyssa Beene at 813-645-8787 to schedule a date. Nicole Cameron has been a resident of Apollo Beach since 1996. Prior to graduating from law school and opening her own firm, she worked as a legal assistant for 17 years in the area of bankruptcy, personal injury, medical malprac tice and insurance defense. The law firm represents plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate disputes, commercial transactions, business incorporation, will preparation, probate administration, guardian ship, contract reviews and serves as corporate counsel to small and medium sized businesses in the Southshore area. The Law Office of Nicole M. Cameron, P.A. is located at 449 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, Florida 33572 Tel: 813-645-8787 or www.law-cameron.com.Free legal seminars offered by local attorneyJin Shin Jyutsu, is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. It brings balance to the bodys energy, which promotes optimal health and well-being and facilitates our own profound heal ing capacity. It is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods, including relaxation and other ways of reducing the effects of stress. Unity Community of Joy is hosting a one-day Jin Shin Jyutsu workshop in Sun City Center which will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nancy Wolf is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and Self-Help Instructor. She has studied the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu since 1989 and began teaching Self-Help classes in l996. She shares her love of this ancient art with others who are looking to experience a transfor mation to harmony, balance, and tranquility. For more information or to register call Nancy Wolf @ 813-9857043.The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Workshop

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X 12 JANUARY 19, 2012 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights January 19-25 New President of Hillsborough Education Foundation appointedThe Board of the Hillsborough Education Foundation has concluded a national search and announced that Barnie Philip Phil Jones, Jr. has been appointed president of the organization. He took over operations on Jan. 17. This follows a six-month transition period in 2011 led by an interim president, Dr. Rebekah Heppner. Mike Poland, Chairman of the Foundations Board of Directors, chaired a 12-person search committee composed of board members and community leaders. Poland stated, We are excited that Phil is joining the Foundation as our next president. His leadership skills, vision and collaborative nature will be instrumental in our continuing efforts to engage our community to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to achieve academic success, Poland said. While Jones is recognized as the founder of Orlando-based Barnies Coffee & Tea Company, which he grew into a $60 million, 125 store retail chain at its height when he sold the company, he has significant experience with non-profit organizations. The fifth-generation Floridian was a driving force as a board member and president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, which became the largest coffee trade organization in the world. He also chaired the Central Florida YMCA during a time when its annual revenue grew from $9 million to more than $60 million. A long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity Inter national, Jones participated in a task force to review the advocacy efforts of that organization with local and national governmental bodies around the world. My wife Barbara and I, as well as all of our children, are graduates of public schools in Central Florida. I am a real believer in the importance of public education in helping to create the American democracy and economic prosperity that we know today. It will be an honor to be a part of the Foundations work to enable Hillsborough County Public Schools with its dedicated teachers to educate the next generation of leaders for our community and nation, said Jones. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from seminaries in California. While in California, he was involved in youth work and campus ministry at the high school and college level, and was a college chaplain. He has also taught seminars and college courses in both business management and religion. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable or ganization whose mission is to engage business and community partners in the support of Hillsborough County Public Schools and the academic achievement of all its students. Serving the students, teachers and schools in our community, the Foundation has invested more than $80 million towards public education. The Foundation raises more than $5 million annually and fulfills its mission through five core initiatives: Career & Technical Education, Excellence in Education, Scholarships, School Enrichment, and Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools. For more information on the Hillsborough Education Foundation, visit www. educationfoundation.com. Barnie Philip Phil Jones, Jr. Patience is needed after cold damage to palmsTrying to grow tropical palms in sub-tropical and temperate climates, like that of the Tampa Bay region, means cold damage is inevitable. This years cold weather is not uncommon for Florida. During late 1970s and early 1980s a series of hard freezes caused severe damage to the citrus industry and landscape palms. The difference between the two events is that there are many new residents in the area who have not experienced the severe damage to palms that occurs during one of our cold snaps. Tropical palms in containers should be moved into protective structures where heat is partially trapped, such as carports or where heat can be supplied, such as garages. Containerized palms that must be left outdoors should be protected by mulches and pushed together before a freeze to reduce heat loss from container sidewalls. For native perennial plants sensitive to the cold, the root system is all that needs to be protected. These plants can die back to the ground annually and recover following the return of warmer weather. Covering smaller palms provides protection more from frost than from extreme cold. Monica Elliott Ph.D. with the University of Florida IFAS suggests that covers that extend to the ground and are not in contact with plant foliage can lessen cold injury by reducing heat loss from the plant and the ground. Foliage in contact with the cover is often injured because of heat transfer from the foliage to the colder cover. Examples of coverings commonly used include: cloth sheets, quilts or black plastic. If you use plastic covers remember to remove them during the next warm day to provide ventilation of trapped solar radiation. Patience is essential with cold-damaged palms. Avoid the temptation to immediately trim damaged leaves. In most cases, the petiole and reachis will still be green and alive. As long as any part of the leaf still remains green, the leaf should not be removed. Damaged leaves provide some protection during subsequent cold events, and the green part of the leaf continues to provide the palm with energy through photosynthesis. Even a completely dead leaf provides some protection from subsequent freezes. Once a palm has produced substantial new growth (2 to 3 leaves), damaged leaf tissue can be removed. If the trunk has noticeable freeze damage, it is likely that there is substantial internal damage to the trunk tissue. Such palms should be removed as they can pose a structural hazard to the landscape. You may not know if the palm has survived until new growth emerges, which may take 4 to 7 months. Hence, the need for patience. The new growth may be severely malformed or damaged, but the emergence of any living leaf tissue is a sign the palm is alive. Subsequent leaves will gradually improve in quality, but it may take as long as a year before normal leaves emerge.Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County The South County Family Support & Resource Center has a new name, 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 Ave., Ruskin, 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 partici pate in programs and activities on a day-to-day basis. All families are welcome. Every event is at no cost to the partici pant. For more information, call (813) 641-5600. Hearing Screening Friday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. South Countys hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Childrens Board of Hillsborough County provides funding; The Childrens Home manages the center; and Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. 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. 19 Mens Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. American Legion Riders Chapter. Music by Del & Gary from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 Darts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Open. Register for Youth Court Hockey LeagueCalling all boys and girls ages 7-11. Sign up for a team sport that encourages self-esteem, recreation, and physical activity. The Youth Court Hockey League will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through March 9. Cost is $50 per child and $25 per child for children registered in the Countys Youth Afternoon Recre ation Program, or the REC2SIX Program. Each child will receive a shirt and trophy. Register at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th Street SE in Ruskin on Tuesday, Jan. 24. For more information, call Joy Robinson at (813) 672-7881. Join The Friends of Little Manatee River State Park for their Annual Poker Hike-RidePaddle Event on Saturday, Jan. 21 and try to collect the best hand of cards along the trail for a chance to win a $100 from ACE Hardware-FeedMarine in Riverview. The event is $15 per hand/entry and starts at 9 a.m. with the last person out at 11 p.m. Cuban sandwich and Spanish bean soap and tea will be available for $5. A free music concert by Friction Farm at Canoe Outpost on Hwy. 301 begins at 5 p.m. For more information, call (813) 677-9291 or Canoe Outpost at (813) 634-2228. For special needs, call (813) 671-5005. Free shuttle for those with own canoe or kayak. Rental available at Canoe Outpost.Poker hike, ride and paddle eventTeen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided 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. Pee Wee Artists Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will have a fun morning creating an art project with an art instructor. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registra tion required. Please visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Crafternoon For children, ages 5-12. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Please call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk. Expressive Artists Lets Create! Expressive Artists," 11 years and up, will create a painting with an art instructor. Learn some new techniques. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. 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. Read More!

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But, theres another biggame species thats hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, arent native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Hogs provided a major food source for the early settlers, and those pigs that escaped or were released adapted and prospered readily in Floridas mild climate and varied habitats. Though nonnative, you can hardly tell, because wild hogs are plentiful throughout Florida and can be found in all By Tony Young 67 counties. They live in various habitats but prefer moist forests, swamps and pine flatwoods. Abundant populations of wild hogs occur west of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee and lower St. Johns River basins, and farther north along the Gulf coastal marshes between the Aucilla and Withlacoochee Rivers. Wild hogs are omnivorous and feed by rooting up the ground with their broad snouts, leaving some areas looking like plowed fields. Because of this, they are considered by many agricultural producers to be nuisance animals. Their diet consists of grasses and flowering plants in the spring, fruits in the summer and fall, and they eat roots, tubers and invertebrates throughout the year. As with all animals, its against the law to release wild hogs on public lands. Its also not recommended on private lands either, unless the property is surrounded by adequate fencing. Wild hogs have an annual home range of more than 10 square miles and are prolific reproducers. A healthy female (sow) can breed when only six months old and continue to breed every six months, producing four to 14 piglets per litter. Theyre not listed as game animals by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) but are considered wildlife. And even though wild hogs can have negative impacts on native vegetation and wildlife, theyre an important food source for several native species, including the alligator, bobcat and black bear, as well as the endangered Florida panther and threatened American crocodile. Wild hogs also make for a great hunting opportunity. This especially is true in the southern portion of the state where, in some areas, wild hogs actually have replaced deer as the preferred hunting species. Because of the abundance of hogs there and the fact these regions tend to have smaller-bodied deer with lighter racks, hog hunting has gotten pretty popular in those parts. On private property with the landowners permission, you may hunt or trap wild hogs year-round. Also, there are no size or bag limits. You may harvest either sex, and you dont even need a hunting license to do so. That goes for nonresidents as well. Now I do need to make you aware that when hunting one of the states many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you will need a valid Florida hunting license and a management area permit. On most WMAs, wild hogs may be hunted during all hunting seasons except spring turkey. But if its during archery season, you must use a bow; during muzzleloading gun season, youll have to use a muzzleloader. Also, on some WMAs, daily bag limits do apply, and in some cases, theres a minimum size limit on what you can shoot. During this time of year, many of the WMAs small-game seasons are going on. The great thing about that is you never need a quota permit to hunt during a WMAs small-game season, and on most of them, hogs are legal game. The only thing is, you cant use a centerfire rifle during that season, but you can use a shotgun with buckshot or a slug, or a rimfire rifle like a .22 magnum, or even a pistol if you want. In addition to still hunting for hogs from a stand or blind, there are those hunters who prefer to catch them with traps or by the use of dogs. Special pens with trap doors work well when baited with acorns or slightly fermented corn. Dogs, such as black-mouth curs and pit bulls, make good catch dogs because they can be trained to capture hogs, which they do by biting down on their ears and pinning them to the ground. So whether you think wild hogs are a nuisance or a hunting opportunity, theyre a critter some of us are dealing with one way or another. Heres wishing all you hunters a great season and a wonderful new year! NCWS offers a community serviceJim Butner, Worship Leader for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is pleased to announce the 11 a.m. Sunday wor ship service offered at Aston Gar dens/SCC, is now open to the public. Located off Del Webb Blvd West on Emerald Lake Drive, the 30 minute service is held in the ballroom. NCWS is an all-volunteer outreach ministry that is not affiliated with any particular denomination. Jim said, We are here to bring the Word of the Lord directly to the people in their own communities. Their ser vices are only 30 minutes in length, but, they pack quite a bit in that 30 minute time frame. For many people, an hour service is too long for them to sit through. And, their ministry, although all volunteer, is a full service ministry. If they didnt have a good product they wouldnt be doing so many services in the area. They are thankful that Aston Gar dens/SCC is allowing them to open the service to the entire community. There is plenty of guest parking to accommodate additional people. For more information call Jim at 634-3114. Businesses can use countys Small Business Enterprise Program The 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) organizers are looking for Hillsborough County small businesses to supply goods and serv ices needed for next summers GOP convention in nearly 50 categories, from balloons to gift baskets to tour services. Hillsborough County small businesses may register for the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committees Small Business Network by applying and meeting the qualifications of Hillsborough Countys Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise (DM/ DWBE & SBE) Encouragement Programs. In order to help Hillsborough Countys small, minority and women-owned businesses with the application process, the Countys SBIC will offer a workshop to assist with the application process. The following workshop will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the SBIC, 7402 N. 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425 in Tampa. Not every business that submits an application will be eligible for the program. Additionally, accep tance into the Host Committees Small Business Network does not imply a promise of procurement. Not all businesses in the program will be awarded business by the RNC or other groups affiliated with the convention. Log onto the Host Committees Small Business Network Handbook for a list of goods and services outlined for use during the convention. Business owners with questions about the Hillsborough County DM/DWBE & SBE Encourage ment Programs should contact Hillsborough Countys Small Business Information Center at (813) 914-4028.

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That network includes such sites as the Joyce Ely Clinic on 14th Avenue, now part of the Suncoast family of facilities, and the Wimauma Academy, a charter school serving primarily the Hispanic population, and the Suncoast facility in Brandon and Kids Place, a shelter for children removed from their homes for safety reasons, and the day care center at one of the Good Samaritan missions. She would like to add all 30 South County Title I schools those schools where 85 percent of the student body is in the free lunch program to her network, she adds, but so far Hillsboroughs county school system is unwilling to cooperate in the effort. Given that the objective is encouraging sound dental practices in low-income families, routine coach calls at such schools seems a natural fit, but the school administration does not see it that way, Johnson says, and she has no explanation for that position. Her mobile dental program does, however, partner with Florida WIC, the Women, Infants and Children system fielded by the Florida Department of Health, to provide services aboard the coach to WIC clients in a campaign dubbed WIC Smiles 4 U Johnsons big blue bus was acquired with a $500,000 federal grant and was delivered in October, 2010, after she designed it specifically to serve the dental needs of young people. Her program also is supported by grants and by donations from area churches along with caring area residents and organizations. And, in the 18 months since the coach hit the road, over 1,600 youngsters have cuddled its toys or slipped into its treatment stations or asked questions about its instruments as hygienists and assistants conducted oral screenings, performed cleanings, applied sealants or made referrals to the stationary dental clinic at a Suncoast site. Johnsons goal is to make the mobile dental program selfsustaining, she says with a note of pride, as she envisions every chair filled by a youngster who, but for the big blue coach, would have no other access to dental care. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSComforted by her mother, Synthia Ramirez (left), three-year-old Allizon got her first dental check up recently from Carmen Laguna (right), a dental hygienist on the big blue bus, the Suncoast Health Centers mobile dental clinic. After the oral risk assessment, Ramirez and Allizon talked in Spanish with Laguna about the benefits of frequent brushing, beginning the little girls dental awareness that may protect her teeth for a lifetime.Dental bus The Suncoast Health Centers mobile dental services coach is becoming a familiar sight around South Hillsborough as it travels a network of sites each week. 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Continental which is merging with United in a few months has senior discount fares as well on very few flights to passengers 65 and older. To search, visit continental.com and click on Advance Search to access the seniors category, or call 800-523-3273. Delta has senior discounts that vary by age and apply only to flights from three Latin American nations Panama, Honduras and Ecuador. Call 800-241-4141 to inquire. Shopping Tips When shopping for cheap plane tickets, its important to know that many of the airlines regular discount fares or online specials are usually cheaper than the senior discount fares. So, to ensure you get the best price available, you need to compare prices and options from all carriers. To help you do this, your best resources are online travel sites like Dear Savvy Senior, Do airlines still provide discounts to seniors on their airfares? My husband and I are retired and like to travel and are wondering which airlines offer the best discounts to budget conscious seniors. Frugal Travelers Dear Travelers, While senior airfare discounts are not nearly as common as they used to be, there are a handful of carriers that still offer them. Heres a rundown of the different airlines that are currently offering senior airfares, along with some tips to help you find the best deals. Senior-Friendly Skies The only U.S. airlines that are currently offering senior airfare discounts are: Southwest which has discounts on all domestic routes to passengers 65 and older. For details on fares call 800-435-9792 or you can search online at southwest.com. American which offers some senior fares to travelers 65 and older on their American, American Eagle and American Connection domestic flights. Call 800-433By Jim Miller How to Find Senior Airfare Discounts THE SAVVY SENIORorbitz.com, travelocity.com and kayak.com. These sites will let you search for the lowest priced flights on all the different airlines at the same time. They will not, however, let you search for senior fares. Once you find a flight with the lowest fare that fits your schedule, look up similar flights on the differ ent airlines that offer senior fares (Southwest, American, United, Continental and Delta) and compare. You can do this either online at their respective website (with exception of American and Delta), or by calling their reservation department number. This will ensure youre getting the best deal. Another tip that can help you save is to be flexible when you travel. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are typically the three cheapest days of the week to fly, while Friday and Sunday are the most expensive. And the cheapest time to fly is typically the first flight out in the morning. The day of the week you pur chase your tickets can also affect the price. Airlines usually post their lowest domestic fares on Tuesday at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Sales typically last three days so you stand a decent chance of getting bargains on Wednesday and Thursday too. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.The Hillsborough County Crimi nal Justice Office is accepting Concept Papers from governmental and non-profit agencies for Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). These JAG funds can be used to provide sustainable, innovative, treatment, prevention, intervention, educa tion, enforcement and prosecution services to residents of Hillsbor ough County to prevent, reduce or control crime and improve the criminal justice system. Concept Papers are requested for planning the use of available Justice Assistance Grant FY 2013 funds in the amount of $236,992. A mandatory pre-application meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Hillsborough Code Enforcement/Criminal Justice Training Room located at 10119 Windhorst Road in Tampa. Instructions for the concept paper can be found online by clicking this link. Selection criteria will rely on application completeness, commu nity need for the initiative, support of Board of County Commissioners goals, how well developed the initiative is, the agencys capabil ity to implement the initiative, leveraging of additional resources, collaboration and plans for sustainability. Funding shall be avail able through the Board of County Commissioners from Federal and State Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Justice Assistance Grant Programs. The Concept Paper is designed to provide a summary of the proposed initiative. This package does not attempt to list the federal, state or county laws, ordinances, rules or regulations that may affect the proposal or performance under any resulting contract. Lack of knowledge will not relieve the respondent from complying with applicable laws. Applicants are encouraged to read the enclosed documents carefully and respond to this request on the forms provided. It is important to note that the federal funders guidelines have been narrowed to meet the Countys goals and objectives. The applicant cannot plan to use any funds offered to replace funding shortfalls or supplant existing revenue streams. Selected initiatives, regardless of the funding source, are intended to support new programs, additional capacity, significant expansion or other enhance ments that improve outcomes and reduce crime. The submission deadline is 4 p.m., Feb. 10. In fairness to respondents who meet the Feb. 10 deadline, staff will not be able to accept any late submissions. For more information, or inquiries regarding this proves, contact Rob Parkinson via email parkinsonr@hillsboroughcouonty.org or at 813-276-2888.Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Funding Opportunity Dollar StrecherHomemade TV Dinners I save the containers that cheap TV dinners come in and handwash them. I put leftovers in them for portion sizes, cover with foil, and freeze. After the food is frozen, I put the frozen portions into a FoodSaver(r) freezer bag and vacuum seal it with the date and contents listed. I have a home-cooked meal thats convenient. I can also bring a bag over for my widowed Grandfather to make sure he is eat ing well. Angie Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. Business slow? Advertise in The Observer

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20 January 19, 2012 Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 1/31/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 1/31/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Commercial Quality Outdoor Furniture Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Furniture is perfect for beach, pool deck, sundeck, front porch or around the re pit. 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It was odd, that because I write Fish Tales, each gave me one excuse after another. Anglers are making catches out there. I saw a lot of silver trout in bait wells. Silver trout seem to love the colder weather. This looks like a weak fish, as they have a very soft mouth and can get rid of your hook in a second, if you dont set it solid. They are often called weak fish. They will jump at fresh shrimp, but some would rather fish for them with artificial lures. The average size is 2 pounds, with the largest on record a 19 pound catch. Food value is good and a legal catch must be 12, and one per harvest per day. Large amberjack are hitting large pinfish or most any plug or artificial bait. The water at some points has been 60 and they seem to like the cool water and are out there in schools looking for food. Legal catch is 30 with one per harvest per day. Average weight is 18 pounds. If you have one on your line struggling in the water, the whole school will follow. As for food value, some will not eat amberjack unless it is smoked. You must bleed them first. Snook are out there, but still illegal to catch. Some are making catches and releasing them. I found a photo in 1924 where some anglers posed with 24 snook caught in a few hours out in Tampa Bay waters. Sheepshead is a good cool weather fish. In fact you can catch them any time of the year. It is a good white, lean meat fish, and a great tablefare. It has boney fins, and plenty of bones inside, but still a great eating fish. Legal catch is 12 and 15 per harvest per day. Many smoke their catches. The most popular is mullet, but others smoked are: redfish, grouper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and snook, when legal. If you are a freshwater angler, we have plenty of fresh water in this area. The upper waters of both the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers are great for freshwater fishing. Many freshwater lakes and streams are close by. We have plenty of freshwater catfish now, and many tables have been graced with the Southern catfish feast with hush puppies. Largemouth bass have been caught by the patient angler who waited for the right time to make a cast without spooking the fish. Freshwater catches have been made with live and artificial worms and some lures. Our waterways are a happy place; look around -everyone has a smile on their face. You are in the land of sunshine; happy fishing. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek As of Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 the Kaufman Eye Institute is Wesley Chapel / New Tampas first ophthalmology practice, offering complete eye care for both adults and children. Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D. is the founder of Kaufman Eye Institute and has been practicing ophthalmology in the Tampa area since 1981. Dr. Kaufman has performed well over 70,000 surgeries and 35,000 cataract surgeries. The Kaufman Eye Institute offers comprehensive eye care from glasses and contact lenses to treating cararacts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, lasik and pediatric eye care. The New Tampa / Wesley Chapel area is a blend of residential Wesley Chapels first Ophthalmology practice openscommunities, apartment complexes, retail and commercial centers, and a regional mall. A number of medical and diagnostic facilities are also in the area with the notable exception until now of an ophthalmology practice. The Kaufman Eye Institute is located on the northwest corner of State Route 56 and Cypress Ridge Blvd. in the Synovus Bank Building. The Kaufman Eye Institute has three other area locations in Zephyrhills, Bushnell and Sun City Center. All Kaufman Eye Institute locations have an optical shop for eyeglasses and contact lenses. To contact the Kaufman Eye Institute, call 1-855-SEE BEST. From left to right: Ken Bollenback Builder, Sharon Kovesdy Interior Architect, Dr. Kaufman, Debby Kaufman, Jessica Styles Administrator and Mike Gorden Architect.Outdoor WorldBIRD LEVELS If you would like to attracta wider variety of birds to your bird feeders you need to create a feeding environment that best imitates the birds natural feeding habitat. Seeds placed on the ground or in feeding trays emulate the natural habitat of meadows and fields for towhees, quail, juncos and sparrows. Forest birds like chickadees, titmice, finches, nuthatches and woodpeckers that are used to clinging to limbs as they forage for food will be attracted to tube and wooden feeders as well as suet feeders hung from trees or mounted on poles. Birds that you can attract to ground, platform and elevated feeders include cardinals, grosbeaks and bluejays who are used to living in marginal habitats and forest edges and feeding both on the ground and in trees. Feed at different levels and you will attract more birds for your winter enjoyment. Larry Whiteley is Host of the award-winning internationally syndicated Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio Show For more tips, log ontobasspro.com

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16 JANUARY 19, 2012 21Two of the most popular New Years resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break or looking for an excuse to cheat. But kick off does not have to be a signal to punt your healthy-eating habits. Registered dietitian Jodie Shield knows it can be a struggle to celebrate and stay healthy. Shes put together some win-win tips and recipes healthy and delicious that are sure to keep fans cheering for more: host), you get to call the plays. Serve entrees that are lean and festive, such as Touchdown Turkey Chili. Or prepare a thin whole wheat crust pizza using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and lots of sliced veggies. serve baked chips with salsa. Pass on the salt and butter and sprinkle a dash of Parmesan cheese over popcorn. Forget the fried chicken wings and serve baked chicken tenders seasoned with Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. with lean deli meats such as turkey breast and ham, low-fat cheese slices and prepped veggies like sliced tomato and shredded lettuce and low-fat toppings. remember you dont have to eat the whole thing. Grab a small plate and load half of it up with fresh veggies and baked chips. head outdoors for a quick game of touch football. You can always record the commercials so you dont miss out.7 Layer Fiesta Ranch DipPrep Time: 10 minutes 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup guacamole 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 green onions, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) Spread each of the ingredients in the order listed over a 9-inch serving platter or pie dish. Chill for an hour and serve. Enjoy a game-day party and keep your resolutions on trackTouchdown Turkey ChiliPrep Time: 15 minutes Low heat cooks for 8 hours 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 can (6 ounces) reduced sodium tomato paste 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low sodium tomato juice 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. 2. Add onions and bell pepper and saut until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove and place in slow cooker. cook until crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. high heat or 8 hours on low heat.Cheesy Ranch PopcornPrep Time: 5 minutes 1 bag (3 ounces) reduced-fat, low sodium 1/4 pack (0.25 ounces) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1. Pop popcorn according to package directions. into a large serving bowl. 2. Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil mister, toss with salad dressing and seasoning mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Play Good Defense and Substitute The best way to tackle those creamy, high-calorie dips is to make smart substitutions. Here are a few options to help you get started: Instead of: Use: Guacamole Salsa Pesto Chopped tomatoes and basil Sour cream Plain fat-free yogurt Cheese Reduced-fat cheese Cream Fat-free evaporated milkHold That Line Hummus DipNo need to pass on fabulous dips to main tain your diet, said Shield. Thanks to the protein heart-healthy enough to satisfy hungry sports fans. Try this easy recipe for happy game day guests. Prep Time: 10 minutes 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash of paprika for garnish garlic, lemon juice, salad dressing and seasoning mix and water until very smooth, about 3 minutes. 2. Add tahini paste and process an additional 2 minutes. 3. Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl. For more recipes and tips, visit www. hiddenvalley.com.Eat Smarter!

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X 22 JANUARY 12, 2012 Start Spring Cleaning Early! The Planning Commission unanimously passed a resolution in December to consolidate the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Procedures Manual for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City. This monumental decision reduces the cost of plan amendments for both the taxpayers and the applicants. The simplified Procedures Manual is far more user-friendly and expedites the length of the overall process. To put it simply, this planning decision reinforces that Hillsborough County is open for business! said Bob Hunter, FAICP, Executive Director. This is something weve worked on for over 20 years to have one procedures manual for all four governments. Planning Commission action maximizes economic opportunitiesEveryones currently talking about economic development, and with this decision, we have sped things up and boosted our opportunities. Out with the old legalese and in with the new ease of use, as the consolidated Procedures Manual focuses on what the applicant needs to know. By combining four manuals into one, those in the economic development business will be able to navigate their way around the procedures anywhere in the county with ease. The taxpay ers will enjoy the reduced costs of a streamlined process that requires the applicant to post required signage and mail required notices. Legal advertising requirements have been reduced before Planning Commission public hearings to cut those costs in half. This is a major accomplishment, saving the public dollars and private sector time, said Planning Commissioner Chair Frank Chillura. By simpli fying the process, businesses will be able to get things done quickly in Hillsborough County. Planning Commission planners coordinated with their counter parts and attorneys in the county and three cities to build a consensus on how to meet the needs of each jurisdiction while standardizing the format and require ments. The new Plan Amendment Procedures Manual reflects recent state legislative changes, allowing for quarterly application submissions (rather than the just twice per year cycles available previously), small scale amend ments submissions anytime, and reduced state agency review times and oversight. The consolidated manual will be presented to each of local governments early in 2012 for their action. The new Procedures Manual can be viewed on the Planning Commission web site at www. theplanningcommission.org or for more information, contact Krista Kelly, AICP, at (813) 273-3774 x328. The Planning Commission is the official Land Planning Agency for the four jurisdictions, the cities of Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Unincorporated Hillsborough County. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Manatee gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club are a way to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat, and also a way to let your loved ones see that your heart is in the right place this Valentines Day. Jennifer Vogel, recently retired from a long career of practicing law, in Texas adopted a manatee for her husband, John, last Valentines Day. We had just decided to spend part of the summer in the Florida Keys so my two daughters could become certified scuba divers, said Jennifer. I have always loved manatees, and the whole family knew how excited I was about the possibility of seeing one on our trip. Adopting a real manatee was the perfect way to make our trip more meaningful. Thirty-three manatees are featured in Save the Manatee Clubs adoption programs, including two new manatees, Bama and Zewie, who spend the summer months in Alabama waters. Jennifer chose Brutus for her husband from the adoption program at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. The choice was easy, Jennifer explained. I loved the very macho name for such a gentle, giant creature. Tax-deductible gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club cost $25 and include a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of the manatee who is chosen. Also included is a fact-filled membership handbook, subscriptions to the Clubs official quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, and the bi-monthly e-newsletter, Paddle Tales, and a years membership in Save the Manatee Club. A per sonalized Valentines Day gift card comes with each adoption, and shipping is free within the United States. An 8-inch manatee plush toy is included with every gift adoption of $35 or more. Funds from the adoption program help in the protection of manatees and their ecosystems. Save the Manatee Club is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit conservation organization, established in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. This past year the Club assisted with rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts in America and abroad; helped to expand and protect the mana tees winter warm-water habitat; obtained improved boat speed zones in areas frequented by manatees; and conducted research on boater compli ance in Kings Bay, Crystal River, Florida to obtain improved protection measures there. The Club raises public awareness; educates; advocates; and supports conservation efforts in other countries. Patrick Rose, Aquatic Biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club, said that despite the immense problems facing manatees, there is hope. As long as people continue to support strong manatee and habitat protection measures, manatees have a chance, said Rose. Jennifer Vogel and her family are among the many who advocate for the manatees. The manatee is one of Americas treasures, she remarked. What I love about Save the Manatee Club is that they help you feel personally connected to the manatees through their real live manatee adoption program, and regular updates let you know how the manatees are doing. Care to adopt a manatee this Valentines Day? Visit Save the Manatee Clubs website at www.savethemanatee.org, or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Also, sign up for the Clubs free E-Newsletter.A Valentines Day Worth Remembering... The value of compostingIn the kitchen, I keep a separate bin (with tight lid) to collect vegetable and fruit scraps. Every other day, I take them out for composting. In this way, we have reduced our trash by 75%. We keep trash for curbside pick up to only once a month (which costs $3.25). We save close to $10 per month ($3.25 x 3) by reducing the trash. Also, the compost we make helps our vegetable garden in the spring and summer. The parts of fruits and vegetables that we cannot eat we give back to Mother Earth. A. Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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JANUARY 19, 2012 23 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. Exp. 2/23/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 2/2/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Commissioners seek applications for citizen boards and councilsHillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and mem bers serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time. The deadline for applying is Feb 9. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in March or April. An application is available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813272-5826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty. org. Click on the County Commission link on the left-hand side of the page, then the Advisory Boards and Committees sublink. The Application Questionnaire For County Appointments is in the middle of the page. The form can be filled out, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-deliv ered or mailed. If you apply to a Board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form, which also is available on the website. Forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the form. The Boards and Councils that have openings are: Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program, Grant Review Committee newly created committee that will review grant applications submitted in response to two annual grant application periods for the Countys Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. Committee will rank and prioritize the applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. There are nine positions. Terms are for two years. No member shall serve more than two successive terms. At least three members must be residents of the cities of Temple Terrace, Tampa and Plant City, with the reminder of the members residing in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Members should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation; architecture; heritage tourism, destination mar keting; marketing and economic development; landscape architec ture; and interior design. Meeting schedule: To be determined. Electrical Board Of Adjustment, Appeals And Examiners confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for electri cal certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Electrical Code. One position is vacant due to resignation. Position is for remain der of term which expires Dec. 31, 2013. Position is specified as an electrical utility company representative. Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. Meeting schedule: Quarterly, third Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Child Care Licensing Hearing Officer conducts hearings and makes findings and recom mendations in situations where an applicant for license or a cur rent licensee requests a hearing because a license has been placed on probation, suspended, revoked, or an administrative fine has been imposed by a hearing officer, pur suant to the Hillsborough County Child Care Homes Licensing Or dinance 05-9 and the Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 03-25, as amended by Hillsborough County Ordinance 04-25. One position is vacant due to resignation. Position is for remain der of term which expires Sept. 30, 2014. Hearing Officers must be members in good standing of the Florida Bar and may not be employees of the County Attorneys Office. Appointment as a Hearing Officer is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Meeting schedule: When requested. Code Enforcement Board -. has jurisdiction to hear violations of all codes and ordinances of Hillsborough County with most cases arising out of violations of the Countys housing, building, zoning and sign codes and ordinances to maintain minimum health and safety standards. One position is vacant. Term is for three years. Position is specified as an alternate. Citizens appointed to this Board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. After two consecutive terms, a member shall not be eli gible for reappointment until one calendar year has elapsed from date of termination of the second term. Meeting schedule: Monthly, generally second or third Friday, 9 a.m. For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826. Ride a roller coaster.Clean out my closets. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Jan. 14 Elvis is coming to the Lodge for all Elks and their guests, $8, Menu: Baked potato with all the trimmings and salad, This event is a must. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012 Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valen tines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7 days only $643. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089.Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. January 21 Post Holiday Revival Party. Open-face roast beef sandwiches. Dinner starts at 4:30 and enter tainment will be The Tonebenders. Jan. 27 thru Mar. 3 Moose Idol, starting dates Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. February 3 Steak, fish or shrimp dinner from 5 7 p.m. Taylor & Taylor will start at 7:30 p.m. February 4 Dinner & Magic Show by Bones wear your best pirate attire. February 5 Super Bowl Sunday! February 10, 17, 24 Moose Idol. Finals March 3 February 11 Valentines Sweetheart Ball. El egant dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the Flip Side Band. March 3 Moose Idol, final show. March 10 Moose Charities, dinner and entertainment April 1 Drawing for Weekend Getaway. See bar stewards or Linda Peltier for tickets. Treasure Island room for 2 and $100 gift card Learn a new language.

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24 January 19, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Area Obituaries 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 To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. Cardinal Newman 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 Jane Yearsley CilleyJane Yearsley Cilley, 97, passed on to be with our Lord on January 8, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and her many friends at Palm Garden of Sun City Center. She is survived by a son from Greensboro, NC, a daughter from Sun City Center, FL, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Teacher, wife, mother, traveler, reader, crafter, and friend to so many, her long life was an inspiration for all she touched.Danny DrymonDaniel W. Drymon (Danny) went to his final rest on January 14, 2012. Danny was born in Sarasota, FL. on June 23, 1941 and lived his lifetime in Ruskin, FL., where hes fondly remembered as the mayor of Doodle Hill. Danny (Boone) was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne and is survived by his wife, Kay; his son, Jason, and his brother, Cliff (Lynette) along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Destiny Church, from 10 a.m. noon followed by a sevice from noon 1 p.m. Danny will be laid to rest at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Life Path Hospice or Destiny Church. Development Dept. Lifepath Hospice 12973 N. Telecom Pkwy. Suite 100 Temple Terrace, FL. 33637 Destiny Church 2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570 Arrangements made by Zipperers Funeral Home. Carl HirneisenCarl Hirneisen, 78, went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2012. Carl served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Schick Electric and Yellow Freight Systems in Lancaster, PA. He moved to Sun City Center, FL in 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Verla and children, Carla Texter wife of Bruce, Brad Hirneisen and wife Cindy; step children Judith Krantz wife of Michael, Veryl Ed Geltz and partner Gary Lancaster; grandchildren Karen Ellmaker wife of Ronnie, Leslie McCollough wife of Ken, Holly Reynolds wife of Anthony, Jarred Texter, and 7 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on January 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Sun City Christian Center Church, 17566 Highway 301 South, Wimauma, FL 33598. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72 Sarasota, FL 34241. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Sun City Christian Center Church. Lucille A. JohnsonLucille A. Johnson of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Aurora, Illinois passed away on January 3, 2012. She was born in La Grange, Illinois on February 28, 1926 to William and Manilla (Sayles) Wagoner. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Rita of Cascia Church and an employee of the Valley Industrial Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Johnson. She is survived by her daughters Terry (Charlie) Beck of Seattle, WA and Karen (Craig) Latto of Naperville, son James Reed Johnson of Chicago; grandchildren Katie (Bill) Allan, Ellyn (Mark) Hutchinson, Beth Latto, and Mark Latto; greatgrandchildren Angus and Oskar Allan and Sabina Hutchinson. She is also survived by her brother, William J. Wagoner of Lansing, MI. A memorial service is planned for spring. Memorials may be sent to St. Rita of Cascia Home & School Association, 770 W. Old Indian Trail, Auroa, IL 60506. Resolution: Go visit my familyDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7Charles D. BoylanCharles D. Boylan, 77, of Sun City Center, FL passed away January 15, 2012. He retired from General Motors as Assistant Superintendent of Pressed Metals after 35 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Alice; three daughters, Susan (Elias) Peters, Cynthia (Timothy) Good and Sally Louise Boylan; two sisters, Frances Ellen Magill and Frances Irene (Burt) Plumb; two brothers, Thomas and John Boylan; step granddaughter, Tracey Lynn Peters and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Burial will be Flint Memorial Park, Flint, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to March of Dimes, Attn: DRFR, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, 10605 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Ronald Harding Moore March 14, 1945 -January 8, 2012 Ronald Harding Moore, 66, of Seale, AL passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home. Mr. Moore was born March 14, 1945 in Columbus, OH, son of the late Warren Harding Moore and Mildred Parsons Moore. He worked in the construction industry as a carpet and flooring installer for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Phenix City, AL. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Moore. Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife Lisa Crouch Moore of Seale, AL; two daughters, Heather Potter and husband Tom of Gibsonton, FL and Theresa Miller Goldsmith and husband Scott of Columbus, OH ; one son, Ronnie Moore of Salem, AL; one sister, Nancy Fischer; two brothers, John Moore of Ruskin, FL and Gerald Moore of Savannah, GA; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other loving family members.The Ruskin United Methodist Mens Annual Yard Sale, will be Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.til 1 p.m. at 105 4th Avenue NW, Ruskin. There will be appliances, some furniture, clothes, Christmas decorations, and lots of miscellaneous household items. Biscuits and gravy will be available for breakfast and hot dogs will be available at lunch time. Baked goods will be while supplies last.Annual yard sale returnsAnyone wishing to donate items for the yard sale, call the church office at 645-1241 before 2:30 p.m. any weekday for assistance in transportation of items or you may bring the items to the church yourself. Proceeds will go for church projects. Left over items will be donated to The Salvation Army. 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

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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 January 19, 2012 25 Go to Church more often 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. 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 Resolution: Trusted byPhysicians & Patients Alike. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. 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. The McDonald Family Singers to performThe Fun Brigade has invited the McDonald Family Singers to perform in the churchs sanctuary on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. The United Community Church is located at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in Sun City Center. The McDonald Family will be presenting a free concert with various styles of music by Victor and Laurie and their 7 homeschooled children ages 11-26 from Orange, Massachusetts. Working together in family harmony their musical presentation includes bluegrass gospel, acapella, brass, instrumentals, sacred classical and more! Everyone is welcome and admission is free. There will be members of the Fun Brigade collecting a free will offering for the family. Church doors will open 1 hour prior to the concert. For more information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062 The McDonald Family SingersBargains galore!Lots of bargains and treasures will be found from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. John the Divine Ruskin campus SR 674 and 9th St. Their rummage sale will contain furniture, appli ances, glassware, clothes, etc. Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs and cold drinks will be available for purchase.Celtic Irish show to be heldAt 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Prince of Peace Conesa Hall Sun City Center, the men and ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians are presenting a Traditional Celtic music show by Marcille Wallis & Friends. There will be traditional Irish, Scottish, Celtic Jigs, Reels, Soft shoe dancing and much more. Tickets are only $10 per person, cabaret style (BYOB). Individual tickets and tables of 8 are avail able. For more information and tickets call Tom Bennis 813-633-5188.Church to be dedicatedThe First Christian Church of Sun City Center is dedicating their new Church Building at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 1707 33rd Street S.E. Ruskin, FL. Everyone is invited to the dedication.Parkinsons Group to meetThe Parkinsons Disease Support Group will hold their monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Community Church on the corner of LaJolla and Pebble Beach Blvd., North. They will have a speaker, a meet ing for Caregivers, and exercises with Bruce Grant.Be a part of an Easter CantataThe Ruskin United Methodist Church will present O, What A Savior, an Easter Cantata on Sunday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The Director of Music, Robert Romanski, is opening the perfor mance to the community and invites any interested singers to join with the RUMC Chancel Choir for the presentation. He states that there will be minimal rehearsal. Anyone with an interest in joining the group for this performance should contact Robert Romanski at 813-789-5354 or at promusic@ tampabay.rr.com. Practices are starting soon.music is available. For more information, you may also call the church office at 813645-1241.Local church offers free programsThe Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship Church located at 7732 Gibsonton Drive, Gibsonton is offering the following services. Sunday, Jan. 21 7 p.m. All men are welcome to join Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship men as they view the film Courageous by Sherwood Baptist Church the producers of Fireproof. Be inspired to become the husband and father you were meant to be. Discussion and refreshments will follow the film. Sunday, Feb. 5 6 p.m. Dont have any Super Bowl plans? Join the Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship men for a Super Bowl Party. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, Feb. 13 noon Strengthen your marriage by attending Love Me the Way I Need You To at the Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 6778600 or visit website at doccf.org. Volunteers prepare for rummage saleDorothy Paulson, Jane Trefren, and Mike Trefren are preparing for the Rummage Sale to be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Many household items, clothing, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and collectibles will be available for the sale. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18Brandon UnityRev. Roxanne Riley and guest musician Jan Littlehawk will be guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 Unity in Brandon, 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Rev. Roxanne Riley, BSN, MPA, MDiv (Ordained Unity Minister) is executive director of LifePath Hospice. She oversees the end-oflife care to approximately 1,200 patients each day in Hillsborough County. For more information call 813263-6155.

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26 JANUARY 19, 2012city with a crew of roughly 5,000 people. Being in command of one is an accomplishment few men can claim. An argument could be made that there is no higher honor or greater responsibility. On the ocean, you are on your own and the captain is responsible for everything from the people to the spare parts.Chambers found a Vietnamese translator to attempt radio contact with the small Cessna that was circling his ship as they arrived off the coast of Vietnam. There was no answer. Through the binoculars, he could see the pilot, another adult and some very small heads peering out the windows of the aircraft. Finally, on the third try, the pilot managed to land a note on the deck of the carrier. The note read verbatim: Can you move the helicopters to the other side, I can land on your runway, I can fly one hour more, we have enough time to mouve, please rescue me. The note was signed, Major Bung wife and 5 child. With one hour of fuel remaining in the Cessna Bird Dog, the coast of Vietnam was an hour and a half away. Helicopters filled the Midways runway and many were out of fuel. As opposed to having to go back to Saigon, running out of fuel on the deck of an aircraft carrier certainly had appeal. There was nothing good going on in Saigon. The guys would always run out of fuel on my deck, Chambers said. I mean, wouldnt you? Short of a miracle, the only option for the South Vietnamese Major, his wife and five children would be to ditch the Cessna into the ocean. The aircraft, however, had fixed struts for the landing gear. Chambers knew that ditching would almost certainly be a death sentence for the children, if not the entire family. The moment those struts hit the water, the plane would likely flip over and sink. There would be no time to evacuate. There would be no rescue.Larry Chambers wanted to fly airplanes and that is just what he did, landing them on aircraft carriers in the middle of the worlds oceans. When you are 20 years old, you dont think anything is going to happen to you, he said with a laugh. You dont think this could be hazardous to your health. I never had any goals, Chambers said in the den of his comfortable home at Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center. I wanted to fly airplanes. But goals have a way of appearing on their own. The goal of any carrier aviator is to sit in that big chair one day, he said, referring to the captains chair on the bridge of the mightiest ship in the world. And then when you are sitting in that big chair, you wonder, Oh my God, what have I done? He had never before heard the order to make best speed. That is no small feat on an aircraft carrier. Cruising at over 30 knots, the ship consumes three-quarters of a million gallons of fuel each day. Theyll run on anything, though, Chambers said of the fuel, Even jet fuel in a pinch. (He laughed when I asked him if he ever reached the point of raiding the galley for the peanut oil.) Its a 24/7 job, he said. I had more hours sleeping in that chair than in my rack [the berth in his quarters]. You cant delegate the responsibility, you cant pass it along.On April 29, 1975, when a Cessna Bird Dog was an hour and a half of flying time from the coast of Vietnam, the note landed on his deck. Chambers knew what needed to be done. He didnt consider what it might cost him or his career, he didnt need to look anything up in a regulation book. He knew what he had to do. Although only little more than a month in command, he had already been tested in a high stakes game of chicken with a Soviet ship. He won that game because he was confident in himself, his ship and his crew. Winning it wasnt a goal as much as it was something he needed to do, not just for himself but for his men. Yet he had no desire to start World War III. He was in the right and that was where he stayed (with only a slight alteration in course to ensure that the other ship would read his intent clearly). As the Cessna circled, big helicopters were all over the deck of the Midway and there were many more to come. In the time it took to retrieve the note and bring it to Chambers on the bridge, two more helicopters landed. With his deck cluttered with helicopters, out of fuel and with nowhere to go, Chambers didnt hesitate. He ordered that helicopters be pushed overboard. On the bridge, he was asked to repeat that order and he did while someone faithfully wrote his words into the ships logbook. Responsibility would not be passed along. An admiral was on board second guessing everything I did but it was Chambers in the big chair. I ordered that helicopters be pushed over the side. Of course, they made me repeat it. I didnt want to know the exact number, I wanted to be able to say, Hey, we pushed a couple of things over the side, he said with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. When he made the call for help, it seemed that everyone on the ship, regardless of station or position, turned out to answer him.Look at the compassion on this mans face, Chambers said while holding a black and white military photo taken as helicopters filled to the brim with people landed on the deck of the Midway. That man was trained to kill and just look at the compassion. The photo was of a bosuns mate in full gear, gently carrying an infant off a helicopter. To say it was a difficult time would be an understatement to the extreme. If there are ideal circumstances under which a war could end, that was not it. Saigon, the capitol city, was falling. On the deck of his ship, a place that under normal circumstances is exacting in precision, hundreds of people, almost all civilians who were terrified, were emptying out of helicopters. The flight deck under normal conditions is controlled chaos, Chambers said. Under these conditions there were people everywhere. There were elderly people and mothers with babies and we were just trying to get them out of harms way. We had no idea who was coming. One Huey landed with nearly 50 people. They were using cargo nets over the people just trying to protect them.Unlike the jets that landed on the flight decks of carriers, the Cessna Bird Dog had no tail hook to catch a wire that would stop the aircraft before it ran out of runway. Also, Major BungLy had never landed on a carrier before.His wife is in the backseat, hes in the front seat, Chambers said. His wife was holding a baby, he was holding a baby. We could see through the binoculars little heads looking around. My thought was that this guy was going to crash on deck. He cant put it into the water and the plane had no tail hook.While the helicopters were being pushed overboard, Chambers ordered the engineer to make way at 25 knots into the wind. In order to do that, literally all of the power on the ship needed to be diverted to making the propellers turn. We had a 15 knot wind so moving at 25 knots would give him a 40 knot headwind. I knew we could stop him. Ive done my part, the deck is clear and Im heading into the wind. Now he just has to land it. He landed. Black and white photos show the jubilation as crew members raced to the Cessna. Today Major Bung-Ly and his wife are American citizens living in Florida. The Bird Dog is on display at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.From Vietnam to Thailand to Guam, Chambers spent most of his time in the big chair on the bridge of the Midway. In Guam, the press flooding his ship, Chambers was on the Today Show. When the press came aboard, I was in my white dress uniform, trying to look like Id had some sleep when I hadnt, he said. My only claim to fame is that I was on the Today Show once. (That is another understatement to the extreme.) Already with few peers in being the captain of an aircraft carrier, Chambers was later promoted to admiral. He would go on to work on systems that would change the way carriers and the pilots who land on them operate, making them safer and more precise. A modest man, he deflected credit to his crew and others. From an outside perspective, he has so many claims to fame that it would be impossible to choose just one. But from the standpoint of history, perhaps his greatest claim is that he had the heart of command. He didnt flinch, he didnt hesitate, he didnt worry what pushing millions of dollars in helicopters overboard could do to his career. He saved the lives of an entire family. No one else on that ship could have done that; perhaps few men would have had the courage. It was in his heart. Theres always something you could get court-martialed for, Chambers said with a chuckle. If youre going to get court-The heart of command US NAVY IMAGE martialed for anything. Yes, saving the lives of a young family would be it. Chambers was quoted as saying that Major Bung-Ly was the bravest man he had ever met. He flew his family out of a situation that probably would have meant death or worse for all of them and into the unknown. He didnt know where the Midway was. He didnt know that he could or would be able to land on it. Although Ive never met Major Bung-Ly, Ive met many people Ive considered brave and heroic. Of them all, Larry Chambers is the bravest man Ive ever met. He is a man who put his heart into his command. At a time when all seemed lost, Chambers gave his crew and his country victory. It was a win for the human spirit. Chambers is a man of few peers. It is impossible to put Larry Chambers story into a newspaper article of 2,000 words. It is simply not enough to do justice to him, to his crew and to his accomplishments. On Feb. 3, Rear Admiral Larry Chambers (USN Ret.) will share his story during the monthly meeting of the Silver Osprey Squadron. For information, email silverosprey@ yahoo.com. Although the lunch meeting is sold out, contact Bill Shanks at 813-634-3194, by email at wshanks@tampabay.rr.com or via mail at 1010 American Eagle Blvd. #750, Sun City Center, FL 33573, for information about a standby list or reservations for future meetings. The USS Midway began service as a museum in San Diego in 2004. In her first year, the museum saw double the projected attendance with nearly 900,000 visitors.US NAVY IMAGE Thank a Veteran for his service.

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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 JanuarANUAR Y 19, 2012 MARINE400 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE Have a nice day 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 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. 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Jan. 19, 20 & 21 at 2050 Prestancia LLane, SSCC Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon ANGEL ATTIC7TH ANNIVERSARY SALESpecials throughout the store!Dont miss this one!!! FFriday & S Saturday, 8am-2pm. 2052 Prestancia off E E. D Del Webb, 1 block from Publix. L L oveseat sofa bed, rocker, chandeliers, childrens toys, clothes, bicycle, etc. Community Y Yard Sale Over 60 families participating. R R iverside Club, R R uskin. S S aturday only, Jan. 21, 8am-2pm. N No sales after 2pm. F From USS 41 turn onto Universal D D r, right onto S S tephens R R d, to gate entrance. N N o early birds. Breakfast available. Yard sale. 1812 F F t. D D uquesna, S SCC. Jan. 20 & 21, 8am-3pm. L Lots of Christmas stuff, 7 1/2ft lighted tree, decorations, linens, pillows, misc. items, 7pc comforter set.A A ntiques, vintage items & collect ibles. F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-1pm. 1906 E East V View D Dr., S SCC. 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S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBaySStorage.com 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 COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy. 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income. $198,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view. Property has M/M, well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 ft. river front. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! Very nice 2BR/1BA single family home with a one-car garage Located on a nice corner lot. Special features include a new roof and air conditioner. $62,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 RUSKIN -NEW LISTING! Nicely furnished older mobile-home on its own lot: 3BR/1.5BA, eating space in kitchen, large enclosed Florida Room, carport, utility shed with washer & dryer. Perfect starter/winter home! No HOA, no flood insurance needed. $30,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 APOLLO BEACH AFFORDABLE HOUSE: 2BR/1BA, laminate floors, recently remodeled BA, enclosed addition, inside utility, and large fenced backyard, perfect for privacy, children and pets. $45,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FABULOUS RIVERFRONT IN RUSKIN: Ready for your dream house/manufactured home, this lot, with PD-MU zoning, has all utilities on site including sewer, and is fenced and gated. Great fishing, deep water, large newer dock and what a view of water & nature! $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 WANT CRABBY NEIGHBORS? How about fishy waters? These are all good traits of great riverfront house with 3BR/2BA, outstanding, updated kitchen, new windows, porches, lush landscaping. Dock and boat. Do not take my word for it. Look and then offer! $249,900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DARLING HOME with 2BR/1BA in retirement community on quiet cul-de-sac with large back yard for extra breathing room. Freshly painted, updated kitchen and baths, inside utility room, in super condition. Priced to please at $69,900. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 INEXPENSIVE WATERFRONT HOME with direct access to Tampa Bay via Ruskin Inlet and Little Manatee River. 2BR/2BA with eat-in kitchen, living and family rooms and loads of personality. Call today! Asking $195,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME. Older 2BR/1BA home in good condition in great neighborhood with towering oaks shading front and part of backyard, large fenced backyard with storage sheds, newer roof, newer A/C, more. Asking only $45,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTER GE Spacemaker Stack Washer/ Dryer, Pride Deluxe Scooter and Lift (6 mo. old; cost $4,000), Vintage Rattan Chairs, Coffee & End Tables, 55 Flat Screen Samsung TV, Marble Top Iron Table, 4 Chairs, Leather Recliner, 2 Pink Swivel Rocker Chairs, Computer Armoire, Sofa and Love Seat, Coffee & End Tables, Drexel Pecan Table, 6 Chairs, China Cabinet & Server, Walnut Wall Bar, Trundle Bed, King Tempur-Pedic Mattress, Bedroom Suite, Vintage Ice Cream Table, 3 Chairs, Oriental Storage Cabinet w/Inlay, Curio & Carved Cabinet, Bar Stools, Stack Tables (England), Desk, Computer, Hummel Figurines, Hawkes Crystal, Lamps, Kitchen, Linens, Pictures, Rugs, Mens Clothes, Womens (S), Shoes, Purses, Hats, Jewelry, and Outdoor Pipe Furniture.633-1173 or 508-03071710 Wedge Ct.(Pebble Beach N. to Caloosa)Feb. 20 & 21 7:30am-1pm

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JANUARY 19, 2012 THE SHOPPER PROF. SER VICES650 RENT ALS600 TRANSPORT A TION450 REAL EST A TE500 M.H. HOUSING550 511 HOUSES FOR SALE Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading. 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469, 456 TRUCKS AND VANS2000 GMC Sierra, extended cab, 4x4, black exterior, black/ gray cloth interior. Runs & look great. $5,200 633-4590 461 TRA VEL TRAILERSFleetwood 2008 Prowler 28ft, 12ft slide, central air/ heat ,27 HDTV, 2yr warranty, 2 door refrigerator. Clear title SCC. $21,000. 865805-1590 Very nice doublewide home on its own lot, 2BR/2BA, open floor plan, beautiful modern kitchen with bay windows, enclosed lanai off living room, inside utility room, a great workshop (12x24), and carport. No association fees. Greatly furnished and maintained, this 2BR/2BA + enclosed addition (3BR), has bright living room, eat-in space in kitchen, carport, screened porch, large shed and a 3-year-new air conditioner. Large MBR & MBA, beautiful hardwood floors in living area, tiles in kitchen & BA, newer appliances, sliding doors to screened porch and storage closet. Great location close to shopping, schools and I-75. Not a short sale. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 565 M.H. IN PARKS(3) mobile homes in 55+ Riverhaven MHP, Ruskin. $5,000 to free. To an approved applicant, contact manager 813-763-5475 Riverbreeze Estate. Ruskin. Resident owned 55+ gated community. lots of activities. Monthly maintenance fee $70. Trailer with carport, enclosed side room, screened porch, attached shed, furnished. $35,000. 419-822-7568 610 WA TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124611 HOUSES FOR RENTRuskin, quaint 3/2 home with front covered porch. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent is $900 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit of $900. and references required. Please call 813-649-1599 3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-637455+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813634-9695 Walking distance to Lennard HS. New 3br/2ba/2cg home. New appliances, paint & carpet. $1100 monthly, security deposit required. Call 813 629-0189612 APTS. FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes wa ter & mowing. 813-645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 613 CONDOS FOR RENT bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. 813-642-0681 or 813-6454145 614 DUPLEX FOR RENT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 615 T OWNHOMES FOR RENTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Call 813-677-8701. Available now620 ROOMS FOR RENT River view. all amenities. $175 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. Call for details. 813-671-2726 630 M.H. RENT ALSerty. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home on tree shaded counno pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813-677-4796 Ruskin 2 bedroom, 1 bath, single wide on acre. $650 monthly, one month security. 813-641-7791 or 813-610-3485 644 COMMERCIALCommercial property for rent in eration 8am-6pm. newly remodeled. near major intersection, must pass background & credit check. $1,000 monthly, $1,000 security deposit. Please call 813-210-6540 for viewing & more info. 646 WAREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADULT/CHILD CARENow accepting applications for enrollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school. Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087 680 ADULT/CHILD CAREExperience caregiver/ housekeep er. Dependable. Excellent driving records. References. also house cleaning. Call Donna 813-6452456 Caregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 Caregiver/ companion. Will take care of your love one. Live-out. Monday through Saturday, 16yrs experience. References on request. 813-334-6168 Caregiver/.companion. Will assist all your needs in the comfort of your home. 18yrs experience. Flexible hours. References. $11 per hr. 813-671-2726 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 690 ALTERA TIONS.Providing alternations & custom made clothes for men, women & children, bridal, drapes, costumes, uniforms, cushions, tie dying. Call Norma 240-316-1818 cell. (fast turn around, rush work accepted). email: normabov@gmail.com SER VICES700 704JUNK REMOV ALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813447-6123 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean 705 CLEANINGDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-645-5273, leave message.708 MOVERS whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813447-6123 710 LA WN CAREB&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care provid ing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ com mercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Henrys Lawn Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Li censed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawn maintenance.com715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGPittman Trucking & Tractor dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Load er, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 Myers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 CONCRETEConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Li censed & insured. Call Steve Sim 720 HOME MAINT .Handyman sured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 735 TRANSPORT A TIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813731-9283 for rates740 MISC. SER VICESIn Your Home Pet Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, li censed, bonded, insured. Refer ences available. email: olivertort@ Turn your unwanted items department to place your ad 813-645-3111

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