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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 26, 2012 Volume 56 Number 1 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office) 813-633-7116SCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA The OnlyDestinationforQuality FlooringWell work with you to select the perfect flooring for you and your lifestyle. Faith-based organization expands to South County; Reaching out to expecting mothers in needBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN %  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN For women facing an unplanned pregnancy, life may seem overwhelming particularly for younger and teenaged women. This month, a faith-based organization that has been in Brandon for more than two decades has expanded to South Hillsborough with the opening of an office in Ruskin. LifeCare SouthShore hopes to reach out to help those in need. This is a safe place, it is free and confidential, said LifeCare executive director Karen Brooks. If you are in a situation and you dont know where to go or what to do, come here. We can help you to make decisions that are best for you, your baby and your future. LifeCare is a faith-based, non-denominational organization. As such, their mission is to provide services that can help both single women and couples to not only get through pregnancy, but also through the birth of their baby. They offer classes for expecting mothers and fathers. While abortion is not within their direction, they offer See LIFECARE, page 14 Change of watch for Ruskin USCG Auxiliary FlotillaThose in attendance applaud as the 2012 Flotilla 75 staff officers are sworn in. Officers include Oscar Kramer, Ray Stewart, Guy Mandigo, Robert W. Bettinger, Judy Clapp, Ted Cohen, Margaret D. Engel, Walter F. Wagner and Vince Yedynak.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 from Ruskin held their annual change of watch ceremony on Jan. 21 in Sun City Center. The 2011 Flotilla Commander, Guy Mandigo, stepped down and welcomed Oscar Kramer as the new Flotilla Commander and Ray Stewart as the Vice Flotilla Commander. Several members of the flotilla were recognized with awards. Flotilla members Joseph Parrish, Mary Yedynak, and Vince Yedynak were presented with certificates of appreciation. Parrish and his wife Alma Parrish were presented with the Flotilla Commanders Awards. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 Commander J. Michael Shea was on hand to administer the oath of office to the 2012 flotilla staff officers and to provide the keynote speech for the event. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary works hand in hand with the US Coast Guard to not only promote boater safety but See COAST GUARD, page 14USF, HCC partnership opens door to local four-year degree A joint use agreement involving HCC and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee was executed here during a brief ceremony this week. Dr. Ken Atwater, HCC president, Dr. Arthur Guilford, USFSM regional chancellor, and Dr. Allen Witt, HCC SouthShore campus president, together formally initiated the new endeavor designed to provide a seamless baccalaureate degree experience for South Hillsborough and North Manatee County students. It is a new approach for the Hillsboroughbased community college and is being undertaken on the newest campus in the institutions five-campus network. The first degree track to be offered under the long-term agreement is the course work required for a Bachelor of Science in Business, Witt said. In addition, there has been discussion among the educators concerning potential for degrees in psychology and in education in the foreseeable future, Witt noted. The cooperative effort by the two leading post-secondary public education institutions in the area means measurable savings in both time and money for students. Many students in community colleges today are not fresh high school graduates, but rather are adults with family and occupation responsibilities, the campus president explained, adding that many times theyre also very much interested in more formal education for a variety of reasons. Both tuition and transportation are easier to handle at the more accessible community college where per credit hour costs are lower than in the regional university system and classes often are available during By MELODY JAMESON %  RUSKIN Once again charting new education ground, Hillsborough Community College SouthShore will offer a four-year business degree opportunity when the fall semester begins on its campus here. USF and HCC SouthShore will partner this fall to offer a four-year business degree. See USF, HCC UNITE, page 19 Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, will make a public appearance at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, January 26, from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. Senator McCain is touring key areas of Florida to support presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This event is free and open to the public.

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2 JANUARY 26, 2012 Kings PointHEALTHexpo JOIN US! LARGESTSaturday, Feb. 259 a.m. to 1 p.m. KP Clubhouse Theatre and Banquet RoomNO CHARGE FOR BROWSING Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day Monday, February 27Open to Sun City Center$5 On Sale Now!All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels GARAGE KP Clubhouse, Borini TheatreOPEN TO SUN CITY CENTERFREE Vendor Booths Health Screenings Health ProfessionalsSEMINARS:

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The Creek Sports LoungeLaid Back, Easygoing Sports Lounge The Best Deals Around All-U-Can-Eat Wednesday Shrimp Friday Fish Night Saturday Pasta Night Come and Experience fine dining at its Best More than just a Golf Club... a destination for Great Food! 634-8888 PRO-CRETEDECORATIVE CONCRETE COATINGS Procretehome.com Call for a FREE ESTIMATE 20% Off all new jobs813-601-6801 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Rotary Club seeks volunteers for Meals of HopeWhile members of the Sun City Center Rotary have the spirit to help hungry children, they dont have the numbers they need for one upcoming service project. Members of the Rotary are seeking 300 volunteers to help them package food for the Meals Of Hope, formerly Kids Against Hunger program. This one-day annual event begins at noon on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Borini Theater in Kings Point. However, people may come and go as they please. Just drive into Kings Point and tell the people at the gate that youre going to the Borini Theatre and they will direct you to the parking lot. Carpool, if you can. Volunteers in Sun City Center have packaged over 50,000 meals each year. The goal this year is 60,000 meals. The Community Foundation of Sun City Center, as well as the Rotary Clubs of Sun City Center and Naples are providing part of the funding to underwrite the cost of the food, although other donations are needed and encouraged. Before the packaging event, volunteers will briefly train participants. Activity involves pouring ingredients into plastic bags, sealing and boxing the bags. No heavy lifting is required and there are jobs for people to do sitting down. Jim Wilmouth, chairman of the volunteer project for the Rotary Club, said volunteers will work in teams to package the food. Last year more than 400 people volunteered for the food packaging and packaged more than 60,000 meals. These meals are distributed by the Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Annes Food Pantry, Calvary Lutheran Food Pantry and The Lords Lighthouse Mission. These food pantries are visited by over 1,000 families every week. This year the need is even greater, as Meals of Hope ran out of packaged food the first week of November. This is the fifth year for this event in Sun City Center, and it could not be done without volunteers from the Rotary Club of Sun City Center and Naples, the Mens Club, the Womens Club, the Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Shriners Club, the Emergency Squad, the Security Patrol, the Interfaith Council, Samaritan Services, South Bay Hospital, the Mens and Womens Chorus, the Chamber of Commerce and all the houses of worship and support services and clubs in the area. If you have a vest, shirt, jacket or name tag from your organization, please wear it. Its truly neighbors helping neighbors. Join the fun and participate in an activity where thousands of people will benefit from your time and energy. For more information call Denny Hanson 633-7733.Community turns out for Diego Duran, boy wounded by celebratory gunfireOn Saturday, Jan. 21, hundreds gathered for a barbecue dinner and the chance to bid on dozens of items donated by individuals and local businesses to raise funds for Diego Duran, the 12-year-old boy shot by a bullet fired into the air on New Years Eve. The event was held at the SouthShore Falls Community Center. This weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a community garage sale at the Firehouse Cultural Center at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Shell Point Road and U.S. Highway 41. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted at the cultural center on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After surgery last week, Diego has returned to his home in Ruskin to continue what is expected to be a long recovery. A Facebook page has been set up to provide updates on Diego at www.facebook.com/friendsofdiegoduran. Among the items in the benefit raffle were a football autographed by NFL legend Fran Tarkenton (right) and an award winning poster created by Diego for the 2009 Big Draw. Items were donated by individuals and area businesses.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Advertise more.

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4 JANUARY 26, 2012 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 2/11/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 2/11/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 2/11/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZASome restrictions apply. Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149Expires 2/11/12$99 $ 99with rebate Annettes Beauty SalonCorner Hwy In the Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny) Golf Cart Accessible 634-5422FULL SERVICE SALON for Men and Women 20% Off with Maria only Welcome Miriam to our staff Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. By William Hodges We have to keep meeting like this! 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 Keep my resolutions. According to statistics released by several meeting planning organizations, Americans attend meetings somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 million times throughout the year. If were going to continue meeting at this rate, there are some things all of us need to know in order to make this meeting time more productive. Almost everyone reading this column will have to either plan or attend some type of event sometime in the next year. Here are some ideas to help you be more successful if you are the planner. You will even find some ideas that will be relevant if you are just an attendee. 1. Always have an agenda if you are running a meeting. Take the time to outline the goals of the meeting. Then divide the meeting into its significant parts. The agenda will be the rails that keep your train moving in the right direction. You will find that with an agenda, your meeting will last a shorter time and be less likely to deviate from its original goals. If the agenda is passed out before hand, it will allow your audience, or participants, the opportunity to be prepared for the subjects to be discussed. 2. Review the room set-up. Where will you meet? What is the seating? Lighting? Audiovisual equipment necessary? I watched a fine speaker work very hard to reach an audience of about 60 people. The reason it was so difficult for the speaker was that the person setting up the meeting allowed the attendees to spread over an area that would easily seat 400. The first four rows were empty between the speaker and the first attendee. Speaking as one who faces audiences often, this is a very difficult situation. People are less likely to participate, i.e., laugh, ask questions or raise hands when they are spread out than if they are in a tighter formation closer to the speaker. Look at your meeting facility. If necessary, rope or tape off areas that are not going to be used. If possible, get rid of unnecessary chairs. 3. When beginning a meeting, enthusiasm and attitude are imperative to the success of the meeting. At one organization, I sat in on a board meeting and the president opened the meeting by saying, Its a shame we all have to be stuck in here since it is a very pretty day. I know we dont have much to cover and that which we do have to cover is not of great consequence. Her remarks went downhill from there. Everyone at the meeting thought immediately of other things they could be doing, rather than concentrating on the business at hand. By the way, there was no agenda.4. As the leader of a meeting, you must be in control of the meeting. A variety of people attending may try to wrest that control from you. There is the Hey, look at me person who constantly tries to monopolize the conversation. There is the Negative Nelly who does not like any solution presented and will always find a problem in any proposal. There is Quiet Sam who will sit back and say nothing rather than take the chance of saying something wrong. The meeting leader must take charge of all these people, ensuring that every person gets an adequate opportunity to express their viewseven to the extent that a persons views may have to be sought. Those who monopolize must be controlled but not hushed, because their participation can add much to the meeting. Training in assertive communications is a must if you plan to chair many meetings. These are just some tips. If you do it right, people will say, We have to keep meeting like this. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat 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: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comCarnival glass presentationPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee Agricultural Museum is sponsoring a free presentation, Carnival Glass Beginnings to 2012, on Wednesday, January 25, 10 a.m. in the Carnegie Library, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Presenters Carl Chapman and J.R. Leach, officers of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club, will speak about the history of Carnival Glass, aspects of collecting the glass, and will have lots of time for questions and answers. Examples of the glass will be available for viewing and attendees are encouraged to bring glass to the presentation for identification and valuation. In addition, an exhibit of Carnival Glass is currently on display in the Carnegie Library and Agricultural Museum until mid-March 2012. For more information, call 941-721-2034.

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SouthShore Arts Council to meetThe members of the SouthShore Arts Council will gather to discuss membership at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Big Draw Studio, 613 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Ruskin. All are invited to the next general meeting which will be a potluck and membership kick-off. Bring a dish to share, utensils and drinks will be provided. There will be a sign up for the upcoming production of Thornton Wilders classic play Our Town. Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. X 8 5 JANUARY 26, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Friday, March 23 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, March 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Dance your way to a fitter new youHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers a great way to have fun, get in shape, and gain confidence. Zumba, often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Hillsborough County recreation centers. Apollo Beach Recreation Center Mondays at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Gardenville Recreation Center Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Providence West Park Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Riverview Community Center Tuesdays and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Ruskin Recreation Center Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, cal Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at (813) 635-3500, or one of the above recreation centers. Try Zumba 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. 26 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Bump in the Road from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. American Legion Steak Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Wynn Taylor & Austin from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 Trip to the Horse Races by Mens Auxiliary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $39. Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 Open. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m. Apply for the Eighth Class of the Gubernatorial Fellows ProgramGovernor Rick Scott invites college and university students to apply for the 2012-2013 Gubernatorial Fellows Program. Participation in the program provides Florida college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. Established in 2004, and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, the program gives Florida college and university students the unique opportunity to work alongside state governments top staff for two semesters. This program provides an invaluable opportunity for Floridas college and university students to receive advanced, on-the-job training in key areas of government, said Governor Scott. I invite students interested in public service and leadership to apply to be a part of this unique program and to help make Florida an even better place to live, work and play. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governors agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are paid for their time on the job. Fellows also participate in a weekly lecture series, where they meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also participate in policy study trips throughout Florida and in Washington, D.C. These additional commitments are designed to broaden the Fellows exposure to state government and enhance the experience of all participants. To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Students can visit www.FloridaFellows.com to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as read testimonials from alumni. Interested students must apply online, and the site includes complete information about the recruitment process. Applications are due by Friday, March 2, 2012. The Fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2012 and ending in May 2013. The Governors screening and selection committee will announce the program participants in June 2012. For more information on the Gubernatorial Fellows Program, visit www.FloridaFellows.com.Gather information at Kindergarten Round UpHillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up for the 2012-2013 school year from Feb. 13-24. Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school. Kinder garten Round Up allows parents to learn about the school and become acquainted with the campus, and offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life. Parents are encouraged to bring birth date, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergar ten at this event. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2012. Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school. The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes Feb. 29. Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at http://choice.mysdhc.org. For a detailed list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, parents should visit the district website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us and see the Kindergarten Round Up section.Enter the Patriotic Art ContestStudents in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade are eligible to enter the Young American Patriotic Art Contest. Art must be on paper or canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or all may be used. Digital art may be used but must be on paper or canvas...no discs will be accepted. When submitting computer/ digital art, be aware that all images need to be original, i.e., do not scan in or otherwise use photographs or art created by others; all images incorporated must be the artists own and not lifted from publications or outside sources. Do not frame. Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames. Other entries must be matted on white. Do not use color mats in matting, use heavy paper to reinforce the back. Mounted and floating mats may also be used. The art should be no smaller than 8x10 but no larger than 18x24, not including the mat. If you use the American flag in your entry it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules of the code. Entries must be done during the current school year. Each student may submit only one entry. Students needing an entry form may call Norrine Forrest at (813) 677-9559. A completed entry form must be attached to your entry. The student must also be sponsored by a Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 would be honored to sponsor any student wishing to submit an entry.

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6 January 26, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! ach can cause acid reflux. Also avoid exercising, bending or lying down for two hours after eating. And dont eat at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Monitor your meds: Drugs used to treat arthritis pain, asthma, osteoporosis, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure and more can cause heartburn. Lose weight: Being overweight is a big contributor to heartburn because the excess pounds put pressure on your abdomen, pushing up your stomach and causing acid to back up into your esophagus. Stop smoking: Smoking can increase stomach acid and weaken the valve that prevents stomach acid from entering the esophagus. Loosen up: Clothes that fit tightly around your waist puts pressure on your abdomen and can cause heartburn. Relax: Over 50 percent of heartburn sufferers say stress increases their heartburn. Sleep better: To help keep the acid down in your stomach while you sleep, elevate the head of your bed six to eight inches by placing blocks under the legs or insert a wedge between your mattress and box spring to elevate your body from the waist up. Sleeping on your left side may also help keep the acid down. Treatment Options If the lifestyle adjustments dont solve the problem, or if antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta or Alka-Seltzer) arent doing the trick there are a variety of overthe-counter and prescription medications that can help along with a surgical option. Your doctor can help you determine which one is best for you. Treatment options include: H-2 Blockers: Available as both over-the-counter and prescription strength, these drugs (Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid and Zantac) reduce how much acid your stomach makes but may not be strong enough for serious symptoms. Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI): If you have frequent and severe heartburn symptoms, PPIs are long-acting prescription medications that block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. They include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Dear Savvy Senior Is heartburn considered to be an uncomfortable inconvenience or a symptom of a more serious problem? Ive had mild heartburn for years but it has gotten worse since Ive gotten older. What can you tell me and what should I do? Rolaids Eating Ron Dear Ron, Almost everyone experiences the discomfort of heartburn or acid indigestion from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. Heres what you should know, along with some tips and treatments to help relieve your symptoms. Heartburn Alert Its estimated that more than 40 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a week, with around 25 million folks who suffer from it daily. If youre plagued by heartburn two or more times a week, and its not responding well to over-the-counter antacids, you need to see your doctor. Frequent bouts may mean you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which can severely irritate and damage the lining of the esophagus, putting you at risk of Barretts esophagus and esophageal cancer, if its not treated. Lifestyle Adjustments Depending on the frequency and severity of your heartburn, there are a number of lifestyle adjustments you can make that can help you get relief and avoid a more serious problem down the road. Consider these tips: Adjust your diet: Certain foods can trigger heartburn symptoms like citrus fruits, tomatoes, fatty foods, chocolate, garlic, onions, spicy foods, mints, alcohol, coffee and sodas. Keep a food diary to track which foods cause you the most problems and avoid them. Eat less: Take smaller portions and eat slower. Having a full stomBy Jim Miller Heartburn Relief for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORProtonix, Aciphex and Zegerid. Prevacid, Prilosec and Zegerid are also available over-the-counter. But be aware that long-term use of PPIs can reduce the amount of calcium your body absorbs and increase your risk for osteoporosis. Surgery: An alternative to drug treatments is anti-reflux surgery, a procedure that tightens the leaky valve so gastric fluids cant wash back up into the esophagus. 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.Kiwanians hold fundraiser for scholarsThe 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 at the Atrium kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon until Feb. 17. The Clubs College Scholarships Fund will benefit. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netCheck out this annual yard saleThe Ruskin United Methodist Mens Annual Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 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, hot dogs for lunch and baked goods while supplies last. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may 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. Leftover items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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January 26, 2012 7 Delores A. Berens is serving or has served on numerous clubs and organizations since moving to Sun City Center in 1987, most noteworthy being the current President of the Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary. Others include: President Home Owners Association East Lake Green; President SCC Womans Club (1994-1996); President of American Business Women, Woman of the Year in 1994; Vice President the Brandon Sunburst Chapter of the ABWA; Chairman of the Great Bay Area Council group of 14 chapters She belongs to the Chamber of Commerce of Sun City Center, the Ambassadors Club and an active member of the South County League of Women Voters. Doretha Edgecomb graduated from Talledaga College and began her career teaching English with the Hillsborough County Schools and earned a Master of Arts degree in Reading Education from USF. As a 47-year old educator who held positions as a reading teacher, middle school learning specialist, tutorial teacher, Title I reading supervisor and elementary principal, she retired in 1996. In 2004 she was elected to the District 5 School Board, re-elected in 2008 and elected chairman in 2010. With 7 other members she makes policy decisions and oversees a budget of $3.1 billion for the 8th largest school district in the nation. In 2010, she was named Educator of the Year by the Tampa Bay Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi.Jan Platt lists her professional information beginning with school teacher, Girl Scout Field Director, Tampa City Council (4 years) and County Commissioner (24 years). Her affiliations are many. She has chaired the Tampa Hillsborough Friends of the Library Council, the Hillsborough County Head Start Community Foundation and the Ybor Fresh Market. She has served on numerous boards that include: Tampa Bay Phi Beta Kappa Alumni, Keep Hillsborough County Clean Agency on Bay Management, Tampa Bay FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc., and the Egmont Key Alliance. Additional affiliations are Life Enrichment Center Honorary Board and Gulf Coast Girl Scout Council Alumnae.AAUW to present Women of Distinction 2012 The Sun City Center Branch of The American Association of University Women will present Women of Distinction 2012 at a luncheon to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Sun City Center Community Hall. The program is an annual fund raising event. All proceeds will benefit the Mature Womens Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available for $20 from Judy Voorhees at (813) 624-8125 or at the kiosk in the Atrium. The public is cordially invited to attend the Women of Distinction Awards. Tables will be available for those who wish to play cards or another game after the presentation. 50 years of marriage celebratedIn honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Nancy and Ivan Lucas renewed their wedding vows at Trinity Baptist church with family and friends in attendance. A reception was held after the wedding ceremony to help the couple celebrate this significant event in their lives. Nancy and Ivan were married on Jan. 6, 1962.Serving Guild to meetThe Brandon/Eastbay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Brandon Recreation Center located at 502 East Sadie Street in Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Darlene Youmans at 813-671-8852.Lets danceThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Park Hall 6302 US 41 South. Music will provided by Dave Harris. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. Tickets are $4 per per person donation, and the public is invited. Directions are 4 miles north of I-275 or 7 miles south of Ruskin. For more information call J Sullivan at 813-649-910. From left to right: Cathy Williams-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Uta Kuhn-President Patriots Club of Sun City Center, Camilla D. Thompson-Chief Voluntary Services.Wounded Warriors receives donationPatriots Club President Uta Kuhn presented a check for the Wounded Warriors Fund at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Visit us on the Webwww.ObserverNews.net

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X 8 JANUARY 26, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights January 26-February 1 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. 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. 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. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Tony John at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Darren Impson, owner of Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling in East Tampa, announced his donation of time, services and labor to the Ruskin Womans Club, located at 503 S. Tamiami Trail in Ruskin. Paul Davis Restoration specializes in restoration, remodeling, and catastrophe response related construction. According to Impson, the historic building renovation project began in September 2011. Specifically, Paul Davis donated repairs and painting services in the common kitchen area, as well as painting materials for the exterior of the historic building. The Ruskin Womans Club paid for a separate company to provide labor as painting the exterior was a large project. The donation included approximately 30 gallons of paint, materials and labor along with expenses for staff volunteers totaling approximately $3,000. The seven Paul Davis employees who worked on the community service project participated in the companys annual Paul Davis Restoring America program. The program is a property improvement initiative designed to provide time, labor, and materials to a local beneficiary. Beneficiaries include property owners who cannot afford or who are physically unable to fix up their homes or businesses. In this case, the Ruskin Womans Club is a non-profit organization that operates from donations as well as fund raisers to help the community and to offset the huge costs of upkeep on this historic 100 year old building. Ruskin Womans Club is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2012. With so many years of exposure to the elements, the building was in need of repairs, upgrades, and modifications, said Impson. The Paul Davis Restoration team is extremely honored to donate our services and some materials to help restore the structure. According to Impson, the Swiss Chalet style, gray stucco house was built in 1912 and has three-stories. It is the only one of the Ruskin Colleges original buildings to survive a fire in 1919. It was originally the home of Dr. Mac Miller, president of the College which opened in 1910. In 1940 his wife, Mrs. Adaline Miller and family deeded the present clubhouse to the Club.The Ruskin Womans Club, also known as the 20th Century Club was organized in 1912. The initial goal of the pioneering women was overall improvement of themselves as women and of their community. Throughout the years, the women served their members and their communities by supporting a wide variety of civic and community activities such as The Ruskin Branch Library, the Ruskin Health Clinic and Health Center, Red Cross, beautification of the Ruskin Cemetery and nearby highway, the Ruskin Blood Bank Unit, and Community Drive. The historical and unique significance of the house was recognized when it was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1974, one of 16 sites selected in Hillsborough County out of nearly 200 nominated in the state, and was dedicated as a national historic site in 1976. In the 1980s, local women at the Club continued to support programs such as Crime Prevention, Vaccinations Health Program, Energy Awareness, Cystic Fibrosis and have given several scholarships to students at East Bay High School. Over the years this historic home has endured extensive damage including damage from Hurricane Donna in 1962. The Ruskin Womans Club has served its members and community for the past 75 years with honor and distinction, accomplishing and contributing to many worthwhile projects without seeking recognition. Since 1970, Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of East Tampa has served customers with a full time staff of technicians who are certified by The Clean Trust, formerly known as The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The office is located at 8812 Venture Cove in Tampa. For more information, contact Chelsea LaRue, marketing representative at Paul Davis, (813) 984-2700 or email clarue@pdr-usa.net.Restoration completed at Ruskin Womans Club A Simplistic MeasureHillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia responded to the states release of district rankings on Monday by characterizing the rankings as a simplistic measure that represents a step backwards for a state that has made great strides over the last 10 years in using complex data to shed light on real progress and accountability. Elia said she agreed with State Board of Education Vice Chair Roberto Martinez who was quoted as referring to the rankings as being overly simplistic, unmeritorious, and could be easily misused. The rankings are based solely on results from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. In calculating the rankings, the state used the FCAT points that resulted in district grades in late June. In Hillsborough County Public Schools, we are firm believers in multiple measures, Elia said. You cant look at just one measure to judge a student, a teacher, a school or a district. We believe that when you look at a variety of measures graduation rates, the number of students succeeding in rigorous courses, the number of students receiving industry certification, the number of National Merit Scholars, FCAT scores, and scores on national tests that provides a more balanced, more accurate picture.Elia pointed out that Florida is a data rich state, and has the ability to do sophisticated analysis that can provide meaningful comparisons. This sort of broad-strokes comparison does not shed any light on the amazing work our teachers are doing, Elia said. Our teachers use complex data every day detailed data based on multiple measures to improve their instruction.In terms of multiple measures, Elia pointed to several that might shed additional light on district performance, including:Graduation rate Hillsborough had a 85.1% graduation rate, which is best among Floridas large districts; Dropout rate 0.8% for Hillsborough, best among Floridas large districts; Performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (known as The Nations Report Card) Hillsborough fourth graders had the highest marks among 21 participating urban districts around the nation on the reading test and earned a statistical tie for second in the math test, while Hillsboroughs eighth graders rated a tie for first among the 21 participating districts in reading and statistically tied for second in math. Industry certification In the past four years, the number of Hillsborough students achieving industry certification has increased from 24 in 2008 to 1,628 in 2011. Industry certification ensures that a student has completed a rigorous program and is ready to work in industry. Advanced Placement In the past five years, Hillsborough nearly doubled the number of students earning a 3 or above on AP tests.Riverview High School invites future prospectsRiverview High School invites 8th graders from Barrington, Giunta, McLane, and Rodgers middle schools (feeder schools) to a parent meeting and elective fair at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at Riverview High School auditorium and cafeteria located at 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview. The parent meeting will provide information on choosing classes and academics. Current students will be on-hand to provide information about Advanced Placement, agriculture, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), band, business, drama, family and consumer sciences, technology, JROTC, orchestra, physical education, vocal music, and world languages programs. For more information, call Bob Heilmann at (813) 671-5011.Are you proud of your country?Congratulations to the following students who entered the Patriots Pen Essay Contest sponsored by VFW Post 8108 along with their Mens and Ladies Auxiliaries. The Patriots Pen Essay Contest was open to students in grades 6th-8th. The theme of this years essay was Are You Proud of Your Country? First place went to James Kwak from Bartel Middle School in Tampa. James received a Patriotic Jacket from the President of the Mens Auxiliary, Dave Schenck, along with a check in the amount of $250. Second place went to Michaela Roosen from Seffner Christian Academy. Michaela received a check in the amount of $150. Third place went to Shahla Hassanyar from Bartel Middle School. Shahla received a check in the amount of $100. Patriots Pen essayContest is sponsored each year by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 located in Riverview. Krash Party to celebrateJoin the fun after the Knights of Sant Yago Illuminated Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 8th Annual Knight Parade Krash Party hosted by Krewes Kare. The Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City, will alive with music and festivities from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $40 and is tax deductible. Premium open bar, delicious buffet, and two floors filled with music. Purchase wristbands at www.kreweskare.org or visit The Red Barn or Buccaneer Bears stores. Krewes Kare, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides disaster relief assistance to first responders. Krewes Kare is in partnership with Angel Flight Southeast and Tampa Bayvonne Painton at 244-5549 or Nancy Peterson at 767-4112, or go to www.kreweskare.og.Genealogical Society to meetManatee Genealogical Society will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Use the 2nd Avenue entrance between 13th and 14th Street. Speaking will be Sharon Tate Moody, Certified Genealogist, columnist and former law enforcement officer presenting In the Law Library: Legal Research for Genealogists. Computer special interest group will discuss Applying Google Scholar for Genealogical Research. For more information, call Jean Morris (941) 722-5156 or visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~flmgs/.

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To get the best prices, my flights were often overlapping some had an origin of Tampa, others Minneapolis and it was always confusing. Time was equally confusing. Although there is only an hour difference between Minnesota and the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly moving back and forth meant that I never really knew what time it was. I later learned from veteran long-haul commuters that it is best to use two watches, changing them upon sitting down in the seat of an airliner. I saw almost everything I could imagine on this factory-line form of transportation. Ive experienced aborted take-offs, aborted landings, delays due to my airplane touching another airplane, delays due to a total power failure on the ground in Minneapolis in to missing planes or crews, and delays due to empty water tanks. Ive watched luggage fall off the tarmac loading carts and sit there ignored for hours. Over the course of dozens of flights, I have read and memorized every single emergency exit brochure stuck into the seats backs of every single airplane I flew. The mystique and romance of flying is long gone. For most passengers, flying is roughly equivalent to going Greyhound. Its worse, actually, as Greyhound generally offers bigger seats, more legroom and a boarding process that doesnt include a near-strip search and naked x-rays. In the process of airlines squeezing every last bit of romance out of the industry, they have also, in the eyes of much of the public, demoted their captains to not much more than well-dressed city bus drivers. But, of course, thats not how it works for the captains and crew. They may be taking pay cuts while being barricaded behind armored cockpit doors, but they remain responsible. Flying a large airplane is not like driving a bus, but that is not intended to be a slam on bus drivers. While it is true that driving a large bus is nothing like driving a Prius, it is also true that in an emergency it is not beyond reason that nearly any adult passenger could bring a bus to a stop not so with an aircraft. In the rare cases where the stuff hits the fan, it is the captain who is expected to stand tall, as was the case with Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger, the US Airways captain who successfully threaded the eye of a needle to land his crippled aircraft on the Hudson River just off Manhattan in 2009. Everyone on board survived, and Capt. Sullenberger was the last to leave the sinking aircraft but only after making a final, careful pass down the aisle to ensure that no one had been left behind. Ive met three big ship captains over the past few years. I conversed with two of them on the bridges of their ships. The third I met just a few weeks ago and I told his story in this newspaper last week. He stood as a remarkable contrast to the captain of the Costa Concordia who has made world news headlines of late. Captain Larry Chambers (later Admiral Chambers) just did the right thing without regard for his career or even his life. He did the right thing. Thats what captains are supposed to do. A few years ago, I watched as Capt. Nick Bates conned the enormous Sapphire Princess cruise ship at the time the largest ship Princess owned into her berth in Victoria, British Columbia. While the thousands of passengers on board enjoyed breakfast, without a care in the world, Capt. Bates docked that enormous ship by hand. He did it not a computer, not a junior officer. Most of the passengers hadnt met the captain, but they obviously trusted him, and they had good reason. Captain Bates is a captains captain. Nearly his entire life has been spent in the command of large ships, including both the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Queen Mary 2. I have no doubt that had the unforeseen happened, Capt. 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Sgt. Anthony was recently appointed a member of the Crisis Management Sub Committee with the United States Secret Service for the Republican National Convention to be held in 2012 in Tampa. He has also been a Hillsborough County Security Officer for many of the Raymond James Stadium Outback Bowls; State Tampa Homeland Security Officer featured at MOWW luncheon.Fairs; Strawberry Festivals and Gasparilla Day Parades. In addition, Sgt Anthony has served on the Hostage Negotiations Team of the year for four separate years. He discussed myriad issues, such as the improved communication between the various agencies that must take place in order to maximize the effectiveness of homeland security measures during major national and local events. He also stressed the ongoing extensive training measures Tampa uses to prepare for all types of internal and external security threats.Sgt Todd Anthony, member of Hillsborough County Homeland Security Team Liberty Manor receives handmade flagA handmade American Flag was presented to the veterans of Liberty Manor for Veterans by the talented Tina & Gerry Davis of Riverview. The flag is expected to be proudly displayed in the common area. Liberty for Veterans, Inc, is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the developmental and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our country but fallen victim to homelessness. Contact veteran Jeff Luddeke (813) 352-7856, www.LibertyManor.org or LibertyForVets@aol.comFrom left to right: John Turner, Mike Odell Rolling Thunder, Tim Titus US Navy, Tina Davis the originator, Dan Garza and Connie Blaney with Liberty Manor for Veterans. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 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DOB: February 2, 2011. Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-260-3692.

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12 JANUARY 26, 2012 $695 $200 Riverview Chamber assembles to honor its community achievers By MELODY JAMESON%  With the tropical informality of a luau and in the dressy formality of Club Renaissance, two South County chambers of commerce have recognized their outstanding business leaders, celebrated their communities and passed on gavels for the new year. Members and guests of the Greater Riverview Chamber, sporting leis and brightly colored floral fabrics, filled the vast hall of the Showmans Club on Riverview Drive Friday (January 20) to relish a catered barbecue buffet fingers encouraged before listening intently to their keynoter, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham. The commissioner, who represents East and South Hillsborough and who sustained a crippling permanent injury during a hunting trip years before his election, left his wheelchair behind to balance on crutches at the podium as he encouraged the audience to look ahead, beyond lifes setbacks, to accomplish all that is possible. They gave him a standing ovation. They then went on, with the help of Master of Ceremonies Tony Del Castillo and with trophies, to recognize their achievers during 2011. Erik Butler, who operates Take Out Butler, a delivery service that transports foods from small eating establishments to their at-home customers, was named Business Person of the Year. Four Paws Veterinary Hospital overseen by Dr. Kimberly Tyson, was singled out as the Business of the Year, with the entire staff receiving their trophy with Tyson introducing them as the winners who keep the business functioning. Barbara Jones, a much admired Hillsborough County Sheriffs community resource officer in Riverview, received the Citizen of the Year honor and Gaby Perham, with Mace Multi Media, was accorded the Shining Star Award citing her as an outstanding new chamber member pegged as one of its future leaders. And in a first for the business group, it named Jim Johnson, community affairs representative for Mosaic Fertilizer, a Director Emeritus, giving him a unique, lifetime title recognizing his extensive knowledge of the community as well as unstinting community involvement. Mary Owens, a Black Diamond business coach, walked away with the Ambassador of the Year award and Margy Watkins herself helped present the Volunteer of the Year award named for her to Larry Brooks, with AAA Mortgage. They both were recognized for their consistent willingness to help wherever needed. Riverviews honorary mayor for 2012 is Lisa Kennedy, associated with Alley Cat Pest Control, whose collected votes, in the form of dollars, totaled $4,146. Half of that amount goes to the chamber to help underwrite its programs and half is shared by Kennedys two favorite charities, Faces of Courage, a support group for cancer patients, and Mended Little Hearts, which serves the interests of children with heart ailments. Outgoing President Sherri McLean-Walker, with Crane Tech, LLC, inducted incoming President Ed Boothe, knighting his kneeling form with the chamber gavel before she passed it to him. Boothe, in turn, installed the 17member board of directors for 2012. In one of their last nods to achievers for the evening, chamber members applauded the efforts of Tanya Doran, the groups executive director, who, they acknowledged, never fails to provide service par excellence. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSHillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (right), keynote speaker during the Riverview Chambers annual meeting and luau, shared a light moment with Tanya Doran, (left), the groups executive director, at the event held in the Showmans Club meeting hall. Higginbotham, who sustained permanent crippling injuries during a hunting trip years before his election, urged the group to forge ahead with positive objectives despite lifes obstacles. Most of the luau-appropriate Riverview Chamber of Commerce directors for the coming year were on hand to assemble at the conclusion of their annual meeting last week. They were officially welcomed by incoming President Ed Boothe and charged with service to the business organization and the community it represents during 2012, following a program that included many awards to their colleagues for achievements during 2011. When it came time to formally pass the gavel at the Riverview Chambers annual meeting last week, Sherri McLean-Walker (left), outgoing president, could not resist a bit of high jinks as her last official act. Gavel in hand, she knighted the incoming president, a kneeling Ed Boothe (right), wishing him only gentle jousts and successful campaigns during 2012.

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Grief, Loss or Depression Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health profes United Methodist Church of SCC.Tues., Feb. 14 Veterans Benets for Wartime Veterans and their Spouses! wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses if they need home care, assisted even those with higher net worth may qualify. Suzanne Stuart will explain who qualies and how to apply. You served your country in its time of need. Let your country serve you in your time of need! COPD Support Group experience and will be your facilitators. Available resources are endless! Parkinsons Support Group Marcia A. McCall, M.T.S, retired Coordinator of Research Department of Neurology NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.ON SALE FOR$6.95sq. ft.Installed18 months same as cash, no interest. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. By MELODY JAMESON%  Embarking on the Sun City Center Chambers fiftieth year, members honored its history with a Golden Opportunities banquet in Club Renaissance January 13. It was the first time in 19 years that the business group had paused to recognize its own, taking pleasure in a formal installation of its board accompanied by a certain pomp. The group named Debbie Caneen, community relations director for the Sun Towers retirement center, as its Community Leader of the Year, recognizing her for chamber as well as community service. Caneen, among other activities, is a founding member of the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. The chambers Business of the Year title this year went to the Sun City Center Funeral Home operated by Mike Langjahr, known as a generous and popular host who frequently opens the facility to give non-profit organizations a commodious environment for community events. The generous spirit of Merle Bowman brought him the Frank King Volunteer of the Year award, named for the late Frank King, long a much respected volunteer serving on the chamber staff. Bowman was nominated for the recognition based on his tangible and intangible instances of service. He is credited, for example, with obtaining and setting palm trees in the chamber building landscaping and has been instrumental in developing new policies and procedures. Nominations for the three awards were solicited in November and the finalists were chosen by vote of the membership. Among other highlights of the evening banquet was a ceremonial installation of the 2012 chamber officers and new directors. Each of the officers, also a member of the executive committee, was individually addressed before the banquet audience as the duties of the office were outlined and a verbal pledge to discharge them faithfully was asked. Each solemnly agreed. Banker Jim Wilmouth of Encore National Bank, was installed as the chambers 2012 president, chosen for leadership ability, loyalty to the chamber mission and dedication to operating in concert with the bylaws. Another banker, Charlotte Clark, of American Momentum Bank, became first vice president, to back up and act in place of an absent president when necessary. Caneen, also recognized for her community leadership, was designated second vice president to conduct board meetings in the absence of other officers and ensure decisions made are consistent with the chamber by-laws. Don Schings, executive director of the Military Support Trust Foundation based in Sun City Center, was tapped to serve as chamber board secretary, handling its communications, records and documents. Rick Rios, associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was named treasurer, responsible for monthly financial reports as well as guardian of the organizations finances. The retiring board members, James Corwin Johnson, Photography by James Corwin Johnson; Lee Collis, Sun City Center Travelworld; and Jim Johnson, Mosaic Fertilizer, were presented commemorative plaques in recognition of their service on the chamber board before the 2012 members were installed. Incoming directors include Clark with American Momentum Bank; JR Del Castillo, ClubLink, the Canada-based resort golf club operator; Shawn Gregory, South Bay Hospital; Rick Lanese, Cohen Florida; Mike Langjahr, Sun City Center Funeral Home; Connie Lesko, Freedom Plaza; Robert Newhart, The Resort at Little Harbor; and Robyn Payant, Payant Financial. The evening event also included a video replay of the chambers 2011 highlights as well as a humorous recap by Dana Dittmar, the chambers executive director, reviewing daily life in a chamber office. She recalled the time an emu farmer to the east called the office looking for a male emu to satisfy his needy female emu and the local grandmother who wanted to know the longitude and latitude of Sun City Center for her grandsons homework. Then, there was the time a girl in Wisconsin called, asking for help in finding her great aunt Lucille who was thought to have remarried and moved to a new address with her husband. The girl had no idea what her aunts new name might be. In each case, help was given, Dittmar said. Chamber volunteers even found great aunt Lucille after a diligent search and reunited her with her niece in Wisconsin. Finding those answers did not send a single customer into a nearby store and didnt generate one referral, she allowed, but they did help this Chamber meet its mission to make this community a better place to live. The chamber attracted 144 new members in the last year, she concluded, and We deserve a pat on the back, no doubt, but we now have new places to go. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC Chamber salutes business leaders Named the Sun City Center Chambers Community Leader of the Year, Debbie Caneen (above) is active on the mental health and aging issues front as well as community relations manager for the Sun Towers retirement center. She received the award during the chambers recent annual meeting that included the groups recognitions of outstanding local achievers as well as formal induction of its new officers and directors.PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCCSCC CCHAMBER OF CCOMMERCEAccompanied by abundant wishes for new successes, John Luper (right), immediate past president of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, handed over the organizations gavel to incoming President Jim Wilmouth (left), as part of the business groups recent annual banquet. Wilmouth, an investment banker, will lead a growing chamber embarking on its second half century looking ahead to a menu of both new and established programs and events in 2012. Current and newly inducted members of the SCC Chambers Board of Directors, including its officers for the coming year, gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of their formal annual meeting ceremonies at Club Renaissance on January 13. The 50-year-old business organization grew by 144 members last year.

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And they will talk about adoption and offer options for those who feel they simply cannot keep their baby. We are completely nonjudgmental, Brooks said. We accept everyone. We are a Christian ministry, but we do not push that on our clients. We believe in God and the Bible, and we share that if the client is open to it. We care about you, but it is your responsibility to teach yourself about God. Their clients have ranged in age from 11 years old to the mid40s. Their programs include the TLC (Teaching, Loving, Caring) program in which expectant mothers can earn Mommy Dollars while learning to prepare LifeCare opens in Ruskin%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOLifeCare SouthShore executive director Karen Brooks (center) with staff members Lucinda Hodges and Maryilyn Chassagne.themselves for parenting and the life skills needed for the responsibilities during pregnancy and for up to a year after the baby is born. Expectant mothers can then exchange the Mommy Dollars for everything from maternity clothes to diapers, baby wipes, cribs and other baby furniture. The coaching program is designed to help women set and achieve goals that primarily revolve around their own selfimage and their spiritual and personal growth, but also ranges to things such as financial management issues. The Woman of Worth program expands upon the coaching program to help women achieve a healthy self-image and even to heal from past sexual abuse. Three out of five women have encountered some form of sexual abuse in their lifetimes, Brooks said. The Birth of a Family program is a six-week class to mentor, model and teach healthy family relationships to couples. The For Men program helps men to deal with their own issues surrounding pregnancy and impending fatherhood by helping them realize that both members of a relationship are parents and by preparing them for parenting responsibilities. The Just for Teens program goes beyond merely preaching abstinence, and is designed with the intention of helping young people to value themselves and find support in making life decisions. In addition, LifeCare offers a variety of other training, seminars and programs designed to avoid unplanned pregnancies and other situations in the first place. They are also working to raise the funds for a permanent home solution for pregnant women that may not have a home to call their own. We hope to find our clients a safe place to stay, Brooks said. Some of our clients go from place to place to place, and that is not a healthy environment for them or their baby. We hope to be able to help them with an education and finding a career to improve their future. And then well need support from the community when we find that right house. LifeCare is funded entirely through private donations from individuals, local companies and churches. They also seek out and offer a training program for volunteers. In South Hillsborough, there are surprisingly few resources available to pregnant women. The Mary & Martha House offers homes to homeless women and children, but does not specifically deal with pregnancy. The Alpha House of Tampa offers classes and a comprehensive residential program for up to 23 pregnant women and is currently the only licensed maternity home in Hillsborough County. For those seeking a different tact or for womens health care, Planned Parenthood has offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Sarasota. There is no lost cause to us I can truthfully say that, Brooks said. We can share the truth and love; we can teach and offer classes. We reach out to the moms but also to couples. This is a safe and confidential place and there is no lost cause to us. If you need someone to talk to, were here. LifeCare of SouthShore is located in the non-denominational Journey Church of Ruskin at 310 1st Street NE. The office is currently open Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For those who are interested in their services, or for those looking to help, call 813-6540491 or 813-938-6024, or visit their website at lifecareofbrandon. com for more information. to assist in homeland security functions. The Ruskin flotilla is currently working with new USCG officers-in-training for security during the Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa in August. The auxiliary also provides vessel safety checks. Flotilla 75 supports USCG Station St. Petersburg in safety patrols and in search and rescue MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 75 member Oscar Kramer (at right) was named Flotilla Commander during the flotillas annual change of watch ceremony on Saturday. USCG Auxiliary District 7 Commander Michael Shea swears in Oscar Kramer as Flotilla Commander and Ray Stewart as Vice Flotilla Commander.Coast Guard ceremony%  operations. 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Their dedication to excellence in selecting quality artists each year has resulted in the development of a well-respected juried show. Their show offers outstanding art for display and sale to the public. The chamber members believe their continued commitment to quality will uphold the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts as one of the finest arts shows in the Tampa Bay area. This year they have also substantially increased most award amounts. The Festival is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country. Their exhibitors area offers visitors an opportunity to meet and interact with artists to view their works and purchase art from the individual who created it. Additionally, they encourage exhibitors to demonstrate their work. There is also a Childrens Creativity Center, live musical performances, special environmental exhibits, and a free shuttle to the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center to view the gentle manatee in its winter habitat. This is an excellent venue to display and sell art in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Check out the following information: Artist Application: http://www. ruskinchamber.org/ Deadline to apply: Jan. 30 Festival Dates: March 10 and 11, 2012 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Site Location: TECO South Shore Community Events Center 302 Noonan Branch Road Apollo Beach, FL 33572 For more information call the South Shore Chamber of Commerce: 137 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 645-1366March begins Manatee Arts Festival 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. 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All are invited, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 to the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center as The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center honors Lew Resseguie, former New York actor and director, PAC founder and presidenta visionary dedicated to the preservation of the performing arts in South Shore. Admission is free. Join members of the Performing Arts Club as they celebrate the man and his lifes work through music, pictures and words. Lew ResseguiePerforming Arts Club honors Lew Resseguie

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16 JANUARY 26, 2012 17 Small changes make a big differenceOne of the easiest ways to make betterfor-you recipes is to swap out some ingredients. In these recipes, mayo, high-calorie dressings and heavy sauces get swapped out for creamy guacamole these make it easy to enjoy your favorite recipes even when youre cutting back on fat and calories. All-natural and preservative-free Wholly Guacamole brings a whole new dimension of tastiness to Asian cuts down on the bad fats typically found in these dishes. you like. Here are some other super swaps you can do to make a big difference in how you eat: Breakfast: Instead of high-fat cheese, add a dollop of guacamole to eggs. Lunch: ham or turkey sandwich. Snack: Dip carrots or other veggies in salsa to keep you going until dinner. Dinner: Lose the high-fat dressing and sauces and of course, tacos. eatwholly.com. 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 chicken breasts 1/2 pound fettuccini, uncooked 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, julienned 1/3 cup green onion 1 lemon, juiced 1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced 3/4 cup Wholly Guacamole Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and cumin together. Toss over chicken to coat. Grill chicken for 2 minutes, then turn 45 degrees and cook for another Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice the partially cooked chicken into strips. strips. Add chicken and cook for at least 4 minutes. Add green onion, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and diced tomatoes. After 1 minute, remove pan from heat and fold in guacamole mix and cooked fettuccini. Suggested garnishes: crumbled queso fresco or cojita cheese.Salsa SalmonYield: 4 servings 4 salmon steaks (thawed if frozen, but fresh are best) Salt and pepper to taste 8 oz. Wholly Salsa 2 oz. black olives 5 oz. mozzarella cheese (its better to use a ball of mozzarella cut into chunks) Chopped parsley oven-proof dish. Divide salsa evenly, spoon over salmon steaks and scatter olives on top. Top evenly with cheese. Cook for approximately 20 minutes (or recommended to serve.Asian Chicken SaladYield: 3 servings Juice from half a lime 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 cup Wholly Guacamole 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 5-ounce package spring salad mix 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup tomato, diced 1/2 of a 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped 3 grilled chicken breasts Crispy chow mein noodles, for garnish Add lime juice, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, sesame oil, guacamole, rice wine vinegar, salt, water and soy sauce to blender. Blend until uniform. Place dressing in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes Toss salad mix, onion, tomato, oranges, dressing and 2 tablespoons rough-chopped cilantro in a bowl. Divide salad between 3 plates and top with sliced grilled chicken and chow mein noodles. Whats So Great About Avocados?About 75 percent of an avocados calories come from monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat). Here are some other things you might not know. Avocados: Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Are rich in vitamins B, E and K. Are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. Enjoy Guacamole Any Time You WantIts not always possible to make fresh guacamole, because ripe avocados arent always available. Pre-made guacamole is a great ingredient is avocado. Wholly Guacamole, for example, is 90 percent avocado with all natural spices. hours, or place unopened package in a bowl of cold water.Grilled Chicken FettucciniYield: 4 servings

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Safety on my boat is paramount and that extended beyond the confines of the boats lifelines. I am responsible to ensure that I would not compromise the safety of others around me. For me, that is defined as not only not crashing into another boat but also as avoiding situations that would require me to call for help. I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to avoid risking the lives of those who could potentially be sent out to rescue me. In my heart, I am certain that in a life or death situation, I would ensure the safety of my wife or others before I secured my own salvation. But again, Ive never been in that situation. I cant say for certain how I would react because Ive never had to face it. Oh, Ive faced it hundreds of times in my head, attempting to plan for every possible scenario but, apparently that planning, along with a dose of good fortune, has kept me from staring into that dark void in reality. The captain has no responsibility to go down with his ship. He does have a responsibility to those in his charge and those around him, however. He or she must be the last person standing because without that presence, it becomes every man for himself. Someone has to be in charge, someone has to make the decisions and show both passengers and crew that despite calamity, things are under control. People need to be reassured they wont be left behind. Sadly, that didnt appear to have happened aboard the Costa Concordia. When it seems there is little defense, it is easy enough to cast blame. Perhaps knowing a deathblow had been dealt to a $450 million ship was enough to cause the captain to lose his mind. Perhaps he was frightened and in over his head. Even though the ship didnt sink entirely, being on an enormous cruise ship listing over to that degree had to be terrifying. I have little doubt that everyone on board, including the ships officers, thought they could die that night. And unfortunately, that came to pass for possibly as many as 32 people. But for the captain, there are no excuses. What would you have done? I think I know what Capt. Chambers would have done. I think I know what Capt. Bates would have done. I like to think I know what I might have done. But we dont know for certain, do we? Im flying to Minnesota this week and, although Capt. Sullenberger has retired, I will depend upon the aircrafts captain to do everything in his or her power to ensure the safety of the aircraft and passengers, despite that his or her company seems to be working hard to demote them to bus drivers. But should the unforeseen happen, I can take some comfort in the fact that Ive long since memorized the emergency exit procedures from endlessly reading the seat-back pocket brochures. I would also try to avoid screaming like a little girl. But I guess I dont know, do I?Observations%  evening hours. However, students have been able to earn only an associates or AA degree which then must be transferred to another institution in order to complete the desired baccalaureate or bachelors degree coursework. That physical transfer with its increased course costs and greater transportation demands can be eliminated in August for those SouthShore students now aiming for a bachelors in business. After completing their two-year curriculum the foundation coursework required for any fouryear degree regardless of where obtained the business degree students will continue their more advanced work online or on the SouthShore campus, Witt said. In all likelihood, a student would want to travel to the USF ManateeSarasota campus only to meet with a counselor, he suggested. The business degree track was the first chosen, he indicated, because of the wide applicability of the education in this specialty. The graduate earning a bachelors in business is equipped to begin work in management of an existing commercial enterprise or to build a new company from the ground up, Witt added HCC SouthShore, which was opened just four years ago and thought at the time to be merely a small facility serving a few hundred local students until around 2020, has become a popular hub attracting students of all ages from every community across the region to its range of educational options. Enrollment will top 6,000 students this year, Witt said, adding were using our third parking lot. It is not, however, the areas first institution of higher learning. Ruskin College, opened in 1910 as a centerpiece of the shared-work settlement named for English social critic John Ruskin, survived eight years until destroyed by fire. Similarly popular but without the surrounding area population to supply enrollees, the Ruskin College student body at its fouryear mark numbered 160, Witt noted. That probably was the largest student body as military enlistments for World War I began to put area young men into uniform in 1914, he added. Today, as the fall term inaugurates the four-year degree program, the campus president pointed out, it will be possible for a student to begin his or her high school career and continue study for a baccalaureate degree without getting any further from home than the corner of East Shell Point Road and 24th Street. HCC also partners with the Hillsborough County public school system to conduct Lennard Academy on the Earl Lennard High School campus adjacent to the college, fielding evening classes there. USF Manatee-Sarasota, part of the expanding USF system which includes campuses in Pinellas and Polk Counties, is a comprehensive university for students pursuing bachelor and masters degrees in an extensive range of disciplines conferred by the nationally-ranked research university. The agreement formalized this week between the university and the community college also complements a joint resolution made in December involving Pasco-Hernando Community College and St. Petersburg College, along with USF and HCC, aimed at increasing the number of associate, bachelor and graduate degrees in the region, at reducing the timeframe for earning a degree, at filling specific degree voids and at promoting further study by better preparing students at all levels. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Hillsborough Community College SouthShore, located across from Lennard High School in Ruskin.USF, HCC unite for select degrees% 

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GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. MAKE YOUR SHOPPING LIST NOW!! OVER 40 VENDORS On the corner of Brought to you by Forward Thinking Campaign. For more info call 813-732-5338 Sun., Jan. 2910 a.m.3 p.m.Community & Farmers Market SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING $99Most Cars & Light Trucks$2495OIL CHANGE TUNE-UP SPECIAL$7670$8060$72804 Cyl.6 Cyl.8 Cyl.Fully Insured & BondedSe Habla Espaol Free Towing to shop if major repairs are made Emergency Services 813-645-76532212 E. College Ave.(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.Includes: Labor and Turn Rotors Most Cars & Light TrucksPer Axle + Pads BRAKE SPECIAL Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners 5:30 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/ Burgers 5 7 p.m. Draw Darts 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events. Have to watch the calendar. Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 for $3, 3 6 p.m. Bar Games 3 6 p.m. Free Pool Starting Jan. 27 thru March 3 Moose Idol Starting Dates Friday, Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28 Here is your chance for Fame! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Feb. 3 Steak, fish or shrimp dinner from ABWC members honored for their years of service at the January Apollo Beach Womans Club meeting were: standing, from left Seel Lundy, Shirley Kalkbrenner, Judy Motta, Catherine Goodrich, Sharon Vasquez, 2nd Vice President Seated: Judy Dufault, Janet Waddington, Betty OBrien. Grace McKee, Judy Conn, Jo Lau and Judi Brodgen were also honored but are not pictured.Eleven long-standing members of the Apollo Beach Womans Club were honored in January at the organizations monthly membership meeting. Honored for 25 years of service were Catherine Goodrich and Jo Lau. Judy Conn was honored for 20 years, and Judy Dufault, Shirley Kalkbrenner, Seel Lundy, Judy Motta, Betty OBrien, Janet Waddington, Grace McKee and Judi Brodgen were honored for 10 years of service. ABWC now numbers more than 160 members who actively raise funds for scholarships for collegebound Apollo Beach students demonstrating financial need. The ABWC also engages in the needs of the schools, the community and in assisting needy families. The next meeting of the club will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Little Harbor in Ruskin, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon tickets are $16. Reservations must be made by the Friday prior to the meeting by calling Pam Scott, 260-3963 or emailing her at gpscottfl225@yahoo.com. Chuck Wirick, president of the SouthShore Arts Council and Grace McKee will provide a surprise program for the clubs enjoyment and entertainment. Local artwork will be on display along with musicians and singers. ABWC is open to all women in the Apollo Beach community. In addition to raising money for college scholarships for Apollo Beach high school graduates and participating in many community outreach activities, members enjoy Book, Bridge, Culture and Garden group activities. For more information call Sharon Vasquez at 813-641-7856 or by e-mail: Visitsharonvasquez47@ yahoo.com. or visit the website at apollobeachwomansclub.com.Womans Club members recognized for service5 7 p.m. with entertainment for all ages by Taylor & Taylor starting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 Dinner and magic show by Bones. 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January 26, 2012 21 Sun City Center TravelworldRick Simonson, Regional Sales Director, will provide a program on the new Sun City Center Travelworld(813) 634-3318 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. Reservations always accepted Happy Anniversary 2 for $19.96 Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r FISH TALESEnjoy the spirit of fishingJanuary in Florida has a few cold days. Anyway, that is all we have had this year. I cant believe the chatter going around among the anglers who are complaining about our cold weather. I overheard some: Man, it is tough getting through the winter. In Florida? May I ask you where else can you spend a day fishing in 80 weather in January? One angler harped on the grouper situation, yelling about restriction on that fish. Then there was the snook man who wouldnt shut up on the restriction on that catch. If you wait until the end of August you will be able to catch snook again on this coast in September. One even spoke of the lack of live bait, saying if the weather wasnt so cold the water would be full of bait schools. I couldnt believe what I was hearing, probably all were from up north, where they can only fish in the spring, and that would be from rivers, lakes, and streams. Gag grouper are off limits in state waters through March 31, but that doesnt stop you from catching and releasing. Snook are restricted until September, but that also doesnt stop you from catching and releasing. You still can enjoy the catch. Redfish are larger than legal size catch, so catch them and release. Enjoy the spirit of fishing. I am asked frequently when is the best time to fish? Anytime, really. Some fish prowl all night, while others only in the daytime. Some hide in cold weather; others hide around mangrove roots. High tide brings some out to eat while others feed only on low tide. When the sun rises, there are the anglers who prefer this time of the day to fish. The night people only fish after the sun sets. Regardless of the place or time of day, it is up to you. Fish are out there, just drop a line, you will get some type of fish, every time. The most popular bait would be live shrimp. Watch for tripletail out there. I have seen many coming in on boats at Williams Park. They hang around wrecks and buoys.By Jonie Maschek Sheepshead are always a weekly catch. They have a white meat, and are lean and tasty. Many are caught by land or pier fishing. They are in rivers and in the saltwater of the bay. Trout have invaded our waterways. Many are inshore on warmer days, but travel out in deeper grassy flats on cooler days. Many are out there and now is the time to catch them. I have reports that most of the sharks have left our waterways and gone south. Some anglers are getting their tackle ready for the spring kingfish run. When the days are cooler and you dont go fishing, clean out your tackle box. The Old Salt Fishing Tournament takes place Jan. 29 at Madeira Beach and will benefit The All Childrens Hospital. There are many seminars in the area this time of the year on how to fish from a canoe or kayak. Enjoy the weather and fish together; be kind and helpful. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYBlogging: An Introduction Thursday, Jan. 26 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn what a Blog is and how to create one. Learn to update your blog with articles and pictures. A valid e-mail address is required. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at noon. Teen/Adult Zentangle Postcards Monday, Jan. 30 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Patsy Monk, for this interesting class on repetitionpattern drawing. Students will create postcards to take with them. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, Feb. 1 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Feb. 1 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Feb. 1 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. We will be using the American Rules. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 1 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 Van-Dells are comingOn Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2:304:30 p.m. the Van-Dells will perform at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. They are backed up by a rockin band in a fast-paced show that rocks through the 50s & 60s. Open to public with reserved seats and a Wine-and-cheese reception the $16 ticket is a bargain. For more information call 813642-2001. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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22 JANUARY 26, 2012 Flotilla 74 seeks volunteersU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 74 Brandon and the Polk County detachment is seeking volunteers interested in becoming members. Qualified members can assist in conducting various kinds of patrols on Tampa Bay waterways, assist with Homeland Security duties, teach boating safety programs, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public and assist in public affairs and administration. Members must be at least 17 years old and a U.S. citizen. For information, or to become a member, call 813644-2894 (644-AUX4) or go to www.cgaux74.org.The Crew of the Miss Marla waits for the start of the 2012 annual Frogman Swim. Participants braved five kilometers of chilly water in order to help build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.PHOTO BY GEORgGE PP APABEIS The 2012 Sun City Center FunFest Committee is already hard at work planning for the Golden 50th Anniversary and St. Patricks Day celebration on March 17. This years FunFest, held annually, will be an extraordinary event since it is part of the communitys 50th Anniversary celebration that has been ongoing since last May and ends this April. Since the third Thursday of March falls on St. Patricks Day, the Irish green theme will be prevalent as well. It all takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the buildings and grounds of the Sun City Center Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd.SCC FunFest planning has startedMembers of the 2012 Committee include Jane Keegan (chair), Mike Albanese and Bill Barron (Safety/Parking), John and Linda Bowker (Welcome), Sandi Cassel (Assignments), Kelly Emerson and Lyn Reitz (Operations), Phyllis and Bill Hodges (Publicity), Dave Birkett (Marketing), Fred Kroog and Uta Kuhn (Sponsors), Joanne Sudman (Vendors), John and Sue Lea (Food Vendors) and Judy Schings (Entertainment). FunFest is open to everyone and folks from surrounding communities are encouraged to attend to see the SCC lifestyle at its best. Put it on your calendar!Sun City Center FunFest planning commitee members.PPHOTO BY PPHYLLIS HHODgGES David and Gretchen Meixner celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on December 29 surrounded by family, extended family and friends. The celebratory dinner was held in the Florida Room in Sun City Center. Tributes to the couple were offered by their nine great grandchildren, seven grandchildren and five children in attendance. Tributes were also given to these Ambassadors of Love by four adopted children who traveled from Kaliningrad, Russia; Vienna, Austria; and, Angleholm and Gothenberg, Sweden to participate in the event. Married on January 18, 1942, the couple was immediately separated by World War II. After the war ended they resided in San Antonio, TX until David was discharged. They then returned to their native Pennsylvania to raise their six children. They retired to Sun City Center 24 years ago. David, a surveyor and civil engineer and Gretchen a homemaker put out the international welcome mat by way of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. They hosted more than 20 students in their home over their years of involvement. The success of their outreach was evidenced by the four attendees who traveled from faraway places to celebrate with their American family. As further evidence of the love they brought to the family, grand children and great grandchildren traveled from Montana, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to celebrate the lives of their Dandy and Pops. Many friends of the couple attended the event as well including Davids best friend of more than 65 years and Gretchens lunch bunch. DAVID and GREtcTCHEnN MEiIXnNERCouple celebrates 70 years

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BJANUARy Y 26, 2012SRnt See TRIPS WORTH TAKING, page 7B TRIPS WORTH TAKINGHouston... Were A-Ok By %  WARREN RRESEN NANA TWA A (NNorth AAmerican Travel Journalists AAssociation), JEANNE OCoONNoOR, photo journalist, W630@aol.comWill the last one leaving please turn out the lights, is a saying generally applied to a company going out of business. However this is not the case at the Kennedy Space Center. The manned space program that drew crowds to watch the spectacular sights and feel the vibrations of a rocket thundering off the launch pad with a group of people attached has been ended, for now. It was a thrill to be there for the event, hear the roar of engines and feel the ground shake even miles from the launch site. But even without the spectacular launches, visitors continue to stream through the gates of the KSC. What they came to see and experience in the past is still there, as informative and thrilling as ever. The newest visitor attraction at the KSC is the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) recently reopened for viewing after being closed to the public for 30 years. The VAB is where the final product was assembled before taking that long, slow ride to the launching pad. The VAB, is the fourth largest building in the world (in volume) and is the one visible in most KSC photos. Busses take visitors out to the famous launch pads where history was made when astronauts left earth for space. You can experience for yourself the sights, sounds and excitement of a shuttle launch back at the Visitors Complex. Interactive exhibits help you explore and understand the story of space and explain the Mars Rover now on its way to the Red Planet. The featured showings in the IMAX Theatres are mind boggling and you dont know what big really is until you stand beneath a Saturn rocket. There is so much happening at KSC that a full day is not nearly enough time to experience everything. A partial list of things to do and see would include the Astronaut Training Experience, NASA Rocket Garden and the ever popular Lunch with an Astronaut. Your admission ticket also gives you entry to the Astronaut Hall of Fame a few miles west of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. To visit the Kennedy Space Center on line, go to: www.ksc.nasa.gov/ Have you ever wondered why NASA headquarters is located in Houston, TX, more than 1,000 miles from Cape Canaveral? Keep reading. The area today known as Floridas Space Coast had its beginning long before the first rocket ascended to the heavens. Titusville was founded in 1867 and the citys historic downtown is a charming place to visit with buildings dating back to the late 1800s. There is a lot of history here. Downtown Titusville features the U.S. Spacewalk of Fame, with monuments to most of the launches. Just to the south is the Spacewalk Museum Victory Casino cruise ship at sea.The business end of the Saturn rocket.Gaming area of the Victory Casino ship.

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2B JANUARY 26, 2012 Details subject to change without notice. CGC 505726, CGC 1519880, CGC 019736. 2011 Minto Communities, LLC All Rights Reserved. Minto Communities1st Annual Winter Festival www.mintofla.com For More Information, Please Call:(888) 395-3974 SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th12pm 3pm1225 N. PEBBLE BEACH BLVD., SUN CITY CENTER, FL 33573(Next to the Community Association North Campus Parking Lot) NORTH LAKES GOLF CLUBJoin Minto for a Winter Festival full of fun! Featuring a car show, live music, ready to eat food for purchase and much more! Bring your pet along and enter the pet contest at 1 pm! Dont forget to bring your lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the music.If you are interested in participating as a vendor for this event please contact Channa at 813-314-2190, ext. 1223 or email ccalzone@minto a.com LIVE MUSIC!PET CONTEST! PRIZES FOR: Best in Show Best Pet/Owner Lookalike Best Holiday Costume Best TrainedCAR SHOW! Free Registration Door Prizes for Car Entries Plaques for Car Entry Winners

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JANUARY 26, 2012 3B Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 2/23/12. Coupons 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 pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate Better Business Bureau rates top scams The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year. Its new Scam Source (www. bbb.org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations with tips from BBB, law enforcement and others. Sign up to receive Scam Alerts by email. Scams are divided into nine major categories and the top scam is picked in each. They are listed below: Top Job Scam BBB sees lots of secret shopper schemes, work-from-home scams, and other phony job offers, but the worst job-related scam can dash your hopes and steal your identity. Emails, websites and online applications all look very professional, and the candidate is even interviewed for the job (usually over the phone) and then receives an offer. In order to start the job, however, the candidate has to fill out a credit report or provide bank information for direct deposit of their paychecks. The online forms are nothing more than a way to capture sensitive personal data Social Security number, bank accounts, etc. that can easily be used for identity theft. And, of course, there is no job, either. Top Sweepstakes and Lottery Scam Sweepstakes and lottery scams come in all shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is almost always this: Youve won a whole lot of money, and in order to claim it you have to send them a smaller amount of money. Oh, and keep this confidential until theyre ready to announce your big winnings. This years top sweepstakes scam was undoubtedly the email claiming to be from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing that the recipient was the winner of $1 million from the popular social networking site. These kinds of scams often use celebrities or other famous names to make their offer seem more genuine. If you arent sure, dont click on the link but instead go directly to the homepage of the company mentioned. If they are really giving away $1 million, there will be some kind of announcement on their website. But dont waste too much time looking. Top Social Media/ Online Dating Scam On the Internet, its easy to pretend to be someone you are not. Are you really friends with all of your Friends on Facebook? Do you have a lot of personal information on a dating site? With so much information about us online, a scammer can sound like they know you. There are tons of ways to use social media for scams, but one this year really stands out because it appeals to our natural curiosityand it sounds like its coming from a friend. Viral videos claiming to show everything from grisly footage of Osama bin Ladens death to the latest celebrity hijinks have shown up on social media sites, often looking as if they have been shared by a friend. When you click on the link, you are prompted to upgrade your Flash player, but the file you end up downloading contains a worm that logs into your social media account, sends similar messages to your friends, and searches for your personal data. The next time you see a sensational headline for the latest viral video, resist the urge to peek. Top Home Improvement Scam Always near the top of BBB complaint data are home improvement contractors who often leave your home worse than they found it. They usually knock on your door with a story or a deal the roofer who can spot some missing shingles on your roof, the paver with some leftover asphalt who can give you a great deal on driveway resealing. Itinerant contractors move around, keeping a step ahead of the lawand angry consumers. The worst are those who move in after a natural disaster, taking advantage of desperate homeowners who need immediate help and may not be as suspicious as they would be under normal circumstances. A large percentage of BBBs Accredited Businesses are home contractors who want to make sure you know they are legitimate, trustworthy and dependable. Find one at www.bbb. org/search. Top Check Cashing Scam Two legitimate companies Craigs List and Western Union are used for an inordinate amount of scamming these days, and especially check cashing scams. Heres how it works: Someone contacts you via a Craigs List posting, maybe for a legitimate reason like buying your old couch or perhaps through a scam like hiring you as a secret shopper. Either way, they send you a check for more than the amount they owe you, and they ask you to deposit it into your bank account and then send them the difference via Western Union. A deposited check takes a couple of days to clear, whereas wired money is gone instantly. When the original check bounces, you are out whatever money you wired and youre still stuck with the old couch. Top Phishing Scam Phishing is when you receive a suspicious phone call asking for personal information or an email that puts a virus on your computer to hunt for your data. Its almost impossible to avoid them if you have a telephone or an email account. But the most pernicious phishing scam this year disguised itself as official communication from NACHA the National Automated Clearing House Association which facilitates the secure transfer of billions of electronic transactions every year. The email claims one of your transactions did not go through, and it hopes you react quickly and click on the link before thinking it through. It may take you to a fake banking site verify your account information, or it may download malware to infiltrate your computer. Top Identity Theft ScamThere are a million ways to steal someones identity. This one has gotten so prevalent that many hotels are posting warnings in their lobby. Heres how it works: You get a call in your hotel room in the middle of the night. Its the front desk clerk, very apologetic, saying their computer has crashed and they need to get your credit card number again, or they must have gotten the number wrong because the transaction wont go through, and could you please read the number back so they can fix the problem? Scammers are counting on you being too sleepy to catch on that the call isnt from the hotel at all, but from someone outside who knows the direct-dial numbers for the guest rooms. By the time morning rolls around and you are clearheaded, your credit card has been on a major shopping spree.Top Financial Scam In challenging economic times, many people are looking for help getting out of debt or hanging on to their home, and almost as many scammers appear to take advantage of desperate situations. Because the federal government announced or expanded several mortgage relief programs this year, all kinds of sound-alike websites have popped up to try to fool consumers into parting with their money. Some sound like a government agency, or even part of BBB or other nonprofit consumer organization. Most ask for an upfront fee to help you deal with your mortgage company or the government (services you could easily do yourself for free), and See SCAMS, page 7B

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4B January 26, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 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 Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble. Sir Henry Royce 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 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 History of New Thought is topicSun City Center Unitarian Fellowship has invited Rev. Betty Martin Lewis, pastor of the Unity Community of Joy to speak at the Jan. 27 meeting, Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. The History of New Thought: How Unity and the Church of Religious Science have evolved from the Transcendentalists and other religions will be her subject. The Unity Community of Joy, is a non-creedal church, and is based in current religious scholarship. Unity inspires a spirit of peace, love, comfort and joy among its members. On Feb. 2, Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker will be the speaker. For more information call 813633-2349.Clem Ferris returns to South Bay ChurchSouth Bay Church located at 13498 US 301 North, Riverview will be hosting Clem Ferris, traveling minister, from Chapel Hill, N. C. the weekend of Jan. 27-29. For over 20 years, Clem has traveled nationally and internationally equipping Christian believers through a strong combination of teaching and prophetic ministry. If you have a desire to utilize your spiritual gifts to their full potential, South Bay invites you to attend any or all sessions, for an exciting weekend of impartation. Sessions will be: Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to Noon Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. For more information call 813677-0271 or visit www.southbay.ccChristian Womens Connection to meetChristian Womens Connection will present the February Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Club Renaissance on 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Mary Ellen House. Mary Ellen will explain how to be energetic, full of life, with a warm spirit. Seating begins at 11 a.m., program 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. For more information call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@ gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Feb. 6.Beth Israel Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood holds their February meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m., in the Henry Gibson Social Hall. The guest lecturer will be Dr. Cathy Hoffman, Clinical Director of Sensible Medicine, and founder of the Hoffman Clinic. Her topic and demonstration will be Chinese Medicine and Womens Health. The Clinics goal is to provide the best care possible by offering the very best of Eastern and Western doctrines. Dr. Hoffmans experience has spanned over 35 years. She is a Cerified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. The RoyalairesRoyalaires to performThe Royalaires from Circleville, Ohio, will be singing at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, 9912 Indiana Street, on Jan. 29. They have been privileged to travel to many places all over the country and twice to Fratersburg, Scotland. For over 20 years they have been a feature group on the Singing at Seas Southern Gospel Cruise with Templeton Tours of Boone, N.C. For the past 17 years they have been a feature group at First Baptist, Gibsonton. All are invited. Youre invited to the community sing South Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will facilitate the monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Maranatha Church of God located at 101 6th Avenue, Ruskin. Grace and Truth Fellowship International will be the hosting church. A Worship Prelude to the sing will begin @ at6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call (813) 6345585 for more information or visit www.shmasouthshores.orgCelebrate Valentines Day Knights of Columbus St. Anne Council 7210 invites you to their Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday Feb. 11, 6 9 p.m. at St. Joachim Hill in St. Anne Roman Catholic Church in Ruskin. The menu consists of Prime Rib, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Dessert. A photo keepsake of each couple will be included in the price of $15. Entertainment will be announced. For more information call 813672-3201 or email mikesutko@ verizon.net.Alzheimer Support Group to meetThe Samaritan Services Alzheimer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Carol Miller who will field questions about healthy, simple diets. For more information call the office at 634-9283 or Doris at 634-3489.Youre invited to a card partyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from noon until 3:30 pm in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They will have an assortment of desserts plus table and door prizes. Note that due to Lent they will not hold a card party in March but will resume in April. For more information call 813-2460.Singing ministry featuredSouthside Baptist hosts the Singing Ministry of Tom Smith on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Southside Baptist Church on 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. (4 miles south of College Ave. 674) A love offering will be accepted.

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January 26, 2012 5B 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 Area Places of Worship 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 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 WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. ........................Creason Hall (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. .................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaTurning problems into lessons, lessons into wisdom and wisdom into freedom. Elsie Green celebrates 100th birthday January 28, 2012On Jan. 28, 1912, Elsie Audley was born in Pleasantville, KY, near Jellico Creek, TN to John A. and Stella Sue Bruce. As a young child, Elsie, her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, moved to Knoxville, TN to secure work. At age 11 she secured her first job as a factory worker buttoning shirts, but was quickly released from that position for falling asleep in the restroom. That same year she drove her first Model-T Ford and at age 16 was made designated driver for the entire family. Also, Elsies mother purchased a piano, and 11-year-old Elsie learned to play with one finger. One night at church a pianist was needed and Elsies grandmother loudly proclaimed, Elsie can play. Embarrassed but determined to play, Elsie became a self-taught accomplished pianist. While living in Knoxville, Elsies mother and grandmother purchased large houses and added to the family income by renting rooms. Seeing the wisdom of this, Elsie purchased her first house at age 18 and did the same. The atomic age had come to nearby Oak Ridge, TN and many men needed a place to stay. This set the tone for Elsies real estate ventures. Once while returning to Tennessee from Miami, FL Elsie and her mother noticed a for sale sign on a motel and soon were the proud owners of the Royal Palm Motel on Lake Worth near West Palm Beach. On the property was a stand of coconut palms; in addition to being a hotel proprietor Elsie sold coconuts. During her time in Knoxville, Elsie and a friend began a storefront church that would later become the Oakwood Church of God and is now known as the Northwest Church of God, where Elsie is a charter member. Elsie married W. Ray Parton of Pigeon Forge, TN. (Mr. Partons family had sold their homeplace to President Roosevelt as part of the Smoky Mountain National Park.) Elsie and Ray moved to Etowah, TN, where Mr. Parton worked for L&N Railroad. Elsie participated in the local church as pianist, Sunday School teacher, and choir director. She also sang with the local ladies trio. In the 1960s Elsie moved back to Knoxville and resumed her work as church pianist for the Oakwood church, playing, singing and teaching as she had previously done. After the death of her husband Ray, Elsie married Falvius Green of Chattanooga, TN. Upon retirement they moved to Pigeon Forge, TN, where Elsie taught the Adult Sunday School class and played the piano at the Pigeon Forge Church of God. One of Elsies most memorable experiences was when Dolly Partons grandfather came to church and she accompanied him on the piano as he sang. During the summers, Elsie and Flavius lived in Pigeon Forge and became snow birds by spending winters in Florida. After several ELSIE GREENyears they moved to the Wimauma Church of God Campground. Elsie soon became the church organist. Thirty years later you can still find Elsie playing the organ for church services. She no longer sings, but her love for music remains steadfast. Elsie became a Christian as a young child and testifies today that her relationship with God is what keeps her going strong. She has been an outstanding business woman, providing for herself and family. She often gives good counsel whether spiritual, emotional or financial. She is respected and held in high esteem wherever she goes. It would take a book to tell all the stories of Elsies life and travels. At 100 years of age she is an inspiration to all. Her eldest beloved daughter Anna Jewel has gone to be with the Lord, but Elsie is cherished by her remaining family who lovingly call her Mother, MaMaw, or Great MaMaw. Elsie now resides at Sun Towers in Sun City Center, FL. On Jan. 28, 2012, at the Wimauma Church of God, from 2 to 4 p.m. Elsies friends and family will celebrate and honor a life well-lived and blessed by God. Do not miss Januarys Fantastic Friday! Margaret Davis, a delightful Christian entertainer will fill your hearts with laughter. The event begins at 6 p.m. for dinner followed by the show at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. The catered menu will feature an Italian Feast including salad, Italian Roast Beef, Chicken Parmesan and Pasta Primavera and all the trimmings. Entertainer Margaret Davis and her friends.Ventriloquist to performThe dinner/show tickets featuring celebrity ventriloquist Margaret Davis are $17 per person and the show is only $5. You can purchase the next two shows (March 16 and May 11) for $50. Tickets are available for purchase following the 10 a.m. service, on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon in the Narthex. The January 27 show only tickets are available the night of the performance.Models walk the catwalk The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be holding their annual Spring Fashion Show, Singing into Spring, at noon on Thursday, March 29, at Community Hall. The cost of the ticket is $25. The event will feature a served buffet lunch from Carrabbas Restaurant and fashions from Chicos of Brandon. A portion of the proceeds will go to help benefit the Food Pantry of Lady of Guadalupe Church. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 1 at the CCW meeting and on February 6, 7, 8 14, 15 in Conesa Center from 9 to 11 a.m.Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. Proverbs 10:14

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6B JANUARY 26, 2012 Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.FEBRUARY EVENTS Fitness Challenge Sign up to do for the 50th on SCC Fitness Center equipment by the end of February (started in January). A March award ceremony will celebrate accomplishments. For SCC Community Association members only. Info: Karen Johnson 634-6562. Friday, February 10 The Fabulons offer Motown, s, Doo-Wop, classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles and lots more. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 7 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($19) and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Sunday, February 12 Follies Birthday Bash by The Pelican Players. A special performance for SCCs 50th Anniversary. Comedy, singing and dancing. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to Public. Tickets ($5) at Atrium, SCC Central Campus. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Thursday, February 16 Golf Tournament & Banquet at the Sandpiper Golf Course. $200 team fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, cash prizes, awards and banquet at CA Community Hall. Registration at 11 a.m.; tee time 12:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Chuck/Gerri Roth 642-0679 Sunday, February 19 Simply Streisand Carla DelVillaggio recreates the excitement of Barbra Streisands high-energy vocals and the gossamer beauty of her tender ballads. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($13) and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Loss of 3 Florida panthers in early 2012Florida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, but FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared females giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known number of panther deaths. Today, an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species live in Florida. Panthers almost disappeared from the wild in this state when their numbers fell to fewer than 30 in the 1970s. Since then, their population has been increasing.Collisions with vehicles continues to be the greatest source of human-caused mortality to this long-tailed cat that can weigh up to 160 pounds and grow to 6 feet or longer. Already, in just the first week of 2012, there were two documented deaths of panthers hit by vehicles on highways in Collier County, where the greatest concentration of panthers in the state is found. The third fatality was caused by a fight with another panther. Among the 24 documented panther deaths in 2011, nine deaths, or more than a third, were due to collisions with vehicles.Florida panther deaths are most often the result of one of two things: collisions with vehicles or aggression from other panthers, said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled Species Management Section at the FWC. We cant control panthers fighting when they are defending their territory; that is a part of nature. But we can do something about human-caused panther mortalities. People who slow down and drive carefully in rural areas, especially where panther crossings are identified, can make a difference in conservation of this endangered species. It is especially important to slow down and keep a careful lookout at dawn or dusk, when panthers are most likely to be on the move, Frohlich said. The FWC continues to work with many partners to conserve and increase habitat available to panthers on both public and private lands. This is a critical step to ensuring the survival of panthers, the official state animal of Florida. People are encouraged to report sightings of an injured or dead panther by calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. Another option is texting Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). For more information go to www. floridapanthernet.org.FWC PHOTOSA motion-activated camera captured an adult male Florida panther on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in SW Florida. A kittens blue eyes gradually turn amber within several months.

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JANUARY 26, 2012 7BHouston...Were A-Ok %  The Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA.almost all leave you in more debt than when you started. Top Sales Scam Sales scams are as old as humanity, but the Internet has introduced a whole new way to rip people off. Penny auctions are very popular because it seems like you can get something useful cameras, computers, etc. for way below retail. But you pay a small fee for each bid (usually 50 to $1) and if you arent the winner, you lose that bid money. Winners often are not even the top bidder, just the last bidder when time runs out. Although not all penny auction sites are scams, some are being investigated as online gambling. BBB recommends you treat them the same way you would legal gambling in a casino know exactly how the bidding works, set a limit for yourself, and be prepared to walk away before you go over that limit. Scam of the Year Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people have gotten emails that very much look like an official notice from BBB or other well known organizations with the subject line of something like Complaint Against Your Business. The instructions tell the recipient to either click on a link or open an attachment to get the details. If the recipient does either, a malicious virus is launched on their computer... a virus that can steal banking information, passwords and other critical pieces of information needed for cyber-theft. Anyone who has opened an attachment or clicked on a link should run a complete system scan using reputable anti-virus software. If your computer is networked with others, all machines on the network should be scanned, as well.Scams%  eclectically decorated and a fun place to visit. The food is excellent and the menu offers just about anything a patron would want. Dixie Crossroads has been in the same location for a long time, always a good recommendation. There is something else the Space Coast has that might come as a surprise to anyone not familiar with this area of Florida. While the eyes of the world looked skyward during the launches, those familiar with all the Space Coast has to offer also looked down. Floridas Space Coast bills itself as an area rich in nature, something probably lost on a public focused on rockets. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, is a 140,000 acre tract of natural lands open to the public and home to endangered wildlife. Neighboring Canaveral National Seashore offers 24 miles of undeveloped beach. Indian River Lagoon, the areas rivers, and other natural areas too numerous to list here offer wildlife viewing, paddling, hiking, fishing, biking and any other outdoor activity in which you might be interested. You can enjoy doing something different each day of your visit. Your home base during your visit to the Space Coast should be easy to return to from daily outings. My suggestion would be to stay in the area just west of downtown Titusville at Exit 215 (Rte. 50) and I-95. There are many hotels and motels from which to choose. I stayed at the new Fairfield Inn/Marriott, an attractive, clean, reasonably priced lodging with restaurants within walking distance. This is an excellent location for day trips to the Kennedy Space Center, local trips and even Orlando, just 45 minutes to displaying all sorts of memorabilia from many space programs which were donated by the people of NASA who actually worked on the launches. These are free to visitors. Titusvilles shops and restaurants come as a delightful surprise to those thinking they will just be seeing things relating to the Kennedy Space Center. A major consideration on any trip is where to eat. The national chains are convenient, if boring. My favorite Titusville restaurant is the unique world famous Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant. It is large, the west. There is one more stop you should be aware of while you are in the area, Port Canaveral just to the south of Titusville. This is where the Disney Cruise ships depart. For those of you who like to try your luck at gaming, there is a new ship you can visit for an afternoon or evening cruise, the Victory Casino a U. S. flagged ship, docked at the Port. The ship, launched in August of 2011, offers two 5-hour cruises daily except Sundays. Buffet dining, live entertainment and of course a large selection of table games and slots are available to passengers. Victory Casino Cruises leave from Port Canaverals Cruise Terminal #2. For more information go to Victory Casino Cruises.com. The answer as to why NASA headquarters is located in Houston, TX, and not Florida was because President Lyndon Johnson wanted something for his constituents back in Texas. It had nothing to do with logistics. It was strictly political. THE OBSERVER NEWSWhere your sales projections meet their Target Audience. www.observernews.netNan Kirk 813-925-6106 Vilma Stillwell 813-925-6113

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100JanuarANUAR Y 26, 2012 THE SHOPPER To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer. 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONAL We are wo rth the drive from anywhere! We re -c over or make new cushions Delivery Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 280 petsPETSRead the entire newspaper online to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAA lmost N New T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G G ibsonton D D r.,) Wednesday through S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateF F riday & S S aturday, 1/27 & 1/28, 8am-2pm. 108 Cactus F F lower L Lane, S S CC. V V intage Pyrex, tea cart, dishes, craft supplies, smalls & misc. Big sale. T T ools, fishing tackle, guns, golf clubs/ balls, army boots, uniforms, quilting fabric, books, furniture, clothes, much more. Yard full. 902 E El R Rancho, S SCC. Jan 27 & 28, 8am-2pm. Huge community yard sale. F F riday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. N North L Lake & Middle L L ake, S S CC. F F ollow signs. W. D Del Webb, SSouth Pebble BeachG G arage sale. E Electronics, knickknacks, jewelry, golf clubs, etc. Jan. 27 & 28, 8am-2pm 602 Winterbrooke Way, SSCC. Harriettes moving sale. Manatee RV RV Park, 6301 USS 41 S South, R Ruskin. L Lot 63. S Saturday, 8am-2pm. E Everything must go. Yard sale. Cypress L Landing A Assoc. off D Del Webb West, S SCC. Jan 27 & 28, 8am-1pm. S Something for everyone. Above The Rest S SCC upscaled resale shop. 813633-5013 TThis weeks specials: Old tin toys, 1950s GGirl SScout items, artwork, furniture, R Roseville, Hull, FFenton, purses, jewelry, much more. NNew items daily. 139 S S. Pebble Beach Blvd., between, CVSVS & Winn DDixie Big yard sale. T Tools, clothes, dishes, lawn ornaments. S Saturday, 7am3pm. 2011 Park V V illage D D r., R R uskin. (off 21st AAve., SESE) Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WINTER BLOW OUT SALE50% OFF all coats and jacketsPlus, the secret sale 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINS(will pay as well or more than hotel/ motel buyers, depending on market) Dont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 314 AntiNTIQuesUES/CoOLLectiECTIBLeEDDale E Earnhart model race car collection with model haulers, also collection of 45 model cars & trucks with nice curio case. Pictures of D Dale E Earnhart & R Richard Petty A All for $525 813-633-8840 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 360 GoOLfF cartsCARTSBBogey BBills GGolf Cars Cruise Car, LLoadmaster trailer, Club Car, EE-Z GGo. NNew, custom, restoration, rebuilds, rentals, solar, LSV LSV upgrades, SVSVC, seasonal storage, parts, charger repair & T Trojan batteries. 2202 USS 41 SS. R Ruskin. 813-649-8099 390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeE2 person hot tub, green marble, red wood frame with cover, L Like new, used 7mos.. Cost $2,600 asking $995. 603-848-3243 AApollo BeachT Troy bilt 3550 watt generator mounted on wheels. Briggs engine, 6.75hp OHV V L L ike new condition. A A sking $325 obo. 813-649-1251 Pennsylvania House dining room set, glass top, 4x6 table, 2 pedestal w/ 6 chairs $1,000. Kenmore double microwave w/ oven $200. Maytag dishwasher $100. OBO 850-339-1349 Hillsboro Memorial G Gardens, Brandon. (4) bargain price plots for sale. R R etail $2,395 each, asking $1,600 each. Can trade up. 813641-0205 395 wantedWANTED toTO BuUY I Buy Old Baseball CardsCall Ed for best prices.(813) 361-2493 LLet someone else do that HEAVEAVY work L Look in the Business & T T rade D Directory NETTIES ESTATE SALES1620 Faxton Dr.(off W. Del Webb Blvd.)Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Jan. 26-277 a.m. to NoonContents Include: Like New HAVERTYS Sectional Sleeper/Chaise Lounger Sofa, Loveseat, Dining Room Table, Entertainment Center, La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliner, Swivel Rockers, Office Desk, Roll Top Desk, Kitchen Table w/Chairs on Casters, Hutch, Microwave Carts, Organ, Console Stereo, Drexel King Size Bedroom Set, White Wicker Bedroom Set, Bookcases, Glassware, Kitchenware, Clothing/Bedding, Singer Sewing Machine, Small Deep Chest Freezer, Collectible Coca-Cola Cooler, Patio Set, Tools, Household, Garage, & Misc. Items & more.PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! RUMMAGE SALE

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THE SHOPPER JANUArR Y 26, 2012 PROF. SERVICES650 RENNTA ALS600 TRANANSPORTA A TIONN450 REAAL ESTA A TE500 M.H. HOUUSINNG550 511 hoHOUsesSES forFOR sSAleLE SERVICES700 MAARINNE400 425 SlipsLIPS orOR StorTORAgeGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage 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, 813-690-1836, 813-849-1469, 461 TrRAvel VEL TrRAilersILERSFleetwood 2008 Prowler 28ft, 12ft slide, central air/ heat 27 HDTV, 2yr warranty, 2 door refrigerator. Clear title SCC. $17,500. 865-805-1590 511 HoOUsesSES ForOR SAleLEDont buy your new construction home without calling me 1st. I rebate 50% of my commission to you, which can be thousands. Charles Rutenberg RE, 813-789-2022 leave message. 565 M.H. iIN PArRKsS(3) mobile homes in 55+ Riverhaven MHP, Ruskin. $5,000 to free. To an approved applicant, contact manager 813-763-5475 14x56 Manatee, 2br/1ba, newly remodeled, sunroom, huge shed, screened room. Neptune Village, 2320 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Lot 263. $12,000. 989-928-0800 Waterfront doublewide MH (on Little Manatee mouth) Ruskin. 2br/2ba, lanai, laundry room, furnished. Must sell $30,000 negotiable. 410-6611110 or 443-684-9069 1971 Shultz, MH, 12x48, 1 bedroom, large screened room. Lot 83 in Paradise MHP. $6,500. US 41S. 813-649-1744 or 240-320-3681 Only home located on the peninsula on the Little Manatee River. Chulavista Landings, 55+ park. Recently remodeled, workshop, large laundry, much more. Call Gail 813-645-1411 610 WAterfro TERFRONtT ReENtT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124611 HoOUsesSES forFOR reRENtT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 Apollo Beach 2br/1ba W/D hookup, carport, large storage shed. $825 monthly, $825 security. Very clean. Immediate occupancy. 813-4808237 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. forFOR ReENtTFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin 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 613 CoONDosOS forFOR ReENtT bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. dishwasher. Quiet. 813642-0681 or 813-645-4145 614 DDUplePLEX forFOR ReENtT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 Nice 2br/1ba duplex apt, unfurnished, inside utility. $750 monthly plus security. 813-361-3672 Owner/ realtor. 615 Tow OWNhomesHOMES forFOR reRENtTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Call 813-677-8701. Available now630 M.H. ReENtT AlsLSRV for rent on private lot. 25 miles E. of Ruskin on SR 674. All utilities included in the rent. $100 weekly. 813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481 A A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, unfurnished, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813-677-4796 645 officeOFFICE spSP AceCE 646 WArehoREHOUseSE SpP AceCEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 p 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 A ADUltLT/ChilHILD CAreREHHA/ Caregive/ housekeeping/ companion. Flexible hours. A heart & trained. Call Janice 813-3338405 Now accepting applications for enrollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school. Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087 Caregiver/ companion. Will take care of your love one. Live-out. Monday through Saturday, 16yrs experience. References on request. 813-334-6168 Caregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 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 704JUNK RemovEMOV AlLHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813447-6123 705 CleLEANiINgGAffordable, reliable house cleaning. We provide the cleaning products. Weekly, biweekly, one time. For free estimate call Ellice 813-419-4211Please Recycle This PaperOEENE Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 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 JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFUL CLEARED ACREAGE right in town, close to main Hwy. and new subdivisions. This 4.66 acre lot will make a great little farm, a perfect spot for your dream home, and an investment for future development. $125,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN -GREAT COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Work from home, in this 1-acre beautiful lot with 2,600 sq.ft. of well maintained house and offices, 2-car garage + 2-car carport, huge oaks, circular driveway, lots of road frontage, great location, CG zoning. $259,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 WINTER/RETIREMENT M/HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY: 2BR/2BA, split plan, large enclosed Fla-Room, screened porch, carport, and utility shed, it is furnished and ready to move in. Community has pool & clubhouse. Fees are only $72/month. $42,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 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 NEW PRICE REDUCTION!! $299,900 OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-car garage for the car-lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river -out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 COUNTRY BUT CLOSE! Looking for room to roam? Put your home on this 8+ acres piece with no close neighbors. Priced at $99,000 and septic in place. Property zoned for 5 homes. Have your whole family close. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CAN YOU DIG IT?? Great pieces of dirt in various sizes to meet variety of needs.Waterfront lot in Ruskin is oversized and has very nice view and close distance to bay and river. $99,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 14 ACRES IN CONVENIENT LOCATION suitable for home, farming, development. Bank wants it sold at $155,000. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT HOME with 2BR/2BA, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 1BR/1.5BA, enclosed lanai on golf course, furnished, W/D ... $14,500 2BR/2BA, screened porch, W/D, owner financing.............. $23,500 YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), large A/C, utility room..... $32,800 Very well maintained, hardwood floors in living area, tiles in BA & kitchen, large MBR & MBA, utility closet with washer & dryer, screened porch overlooking lake. Not a short sale!) This Apollo Beach home has laminate floors, enclosed addition, remodeled BA, and inside utility room. Large fenced backyard, perfect for children, pets, and privacy. in Ruskin. Cleared, zoned for home or manufactured home, these 2 adjacent lots offer privacy and elbow room for your family, pets and toys. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250

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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 26, 2012 Volume 56 Number 1 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office) 813-633-7116SCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA The OnlyDestinationforQuality FlooringWell work with you to select the perfect flooring for you and your lifestyle. Faith-based organization expands to South County; Reaching out to expecting mothers in needBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN For women facing an unplanned pregnancy, life may seem overwhelming particularly for younger and teenaged women. This month, a faith-based organization that has been in Brandon for more than two decades has expanded to South Hillsborough with the opening of an office in Ruskin. LifeCare SouthShore hopes to reach out to help those in need. This is a safe place, it is free and confidential, said LifeCare executive director Karen Brooks. If you are in a situation and you dont know where to go or what to do, come here. We can help you to make decisions that are best for you, your baby and your future. LifeCare is a faith-based, non-denominational organization. As such, their mission is to provide services that can help both single women and couples to not only get through pregnancy, but also through the birth of their baby. They offer classes for expecting mothers and fathers. While abortion is not within their direction, they offer See LIFECARE, page 14 Change of watch for Ruskin USCG Auxiliary FlotillaThose in attendance applaud as the 2012 Flotilla 75 staff officers are sworn in. Officers include Oscar Kramer, Ray Stewart, Guy Mandigo, Robert W. Bettinger, Judy Clapp, Ted Cohen, Margaret D. Engel, Walter F. Wagner and Vince Yedynak.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 from Ruskin held their annual change of watch ceremony on Jan. 21 in Sun City Center. The 2011 Flotilla Commander, Guy Mandigo, stepped down and welcomed Oscar Kramer as the new Flotilla Commander and Ray Stewart as the Vice Flotilla Commander. Several members of the flotilla were recognized with awards. Flotilla members Joseph Parrish, Mary Yedynak, and Vince Yedynak were presented with certificates of appreciation. Parrish and his wife Alma Parrish were presented with the Flotilla Commanders Awards. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 Commander J. Michael Shea was on hand to administer the oath of office to the 2012 flotilla staff officers and to provide the keynote speech for the event. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary works hand in hand with the US Coast Guard to not only promote boater safety but See COAST GUARD, page 14USF, HCC partnership opens door to local four-year degree A joint use agreement involving HCC and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee was executed here during a brief ceremony this week. Dr. Ken Atwater, HCC president, Dr. Arthur Guilford, USFSM regional chancellor, and Dr. Allen Witt, HCC SouthShore campus president, together formally initiated the new endeavor designed to provide a seamless baccalaureate degree experience for South Hillsborough and North Manatee County students. It is a new approach for the Hillsboroughbased community college and is being undertaken on the newest campus in the institutions five-campus network. The first degree track to be offered under the long-term agreement is the course work required for a Bachelor of Science in Business, Witt said. In addition, there has been discussion among the educators concerning potential for degrees in psychology and in education in the foreseeable future, Witt noted. The cooperative effort by the two leading post-secondary public education institutions in the area means measurable savings in both time and money for students. Many students in community colleges today are not fresh high school graduates, but rather are adults with family and occupation responsibilities, the campus president explained, adding that many times theyre also very much interested in more formal education for a variety of reasons. Both tuition and transportation are easier to handle at the more accessible community college where per credit hour costs are lower than in the regional university system and classes often are available during By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN Once again charting new education ground, Hillsborough Community College SouthShore will offer a four-year business degree opportunity when the fall semester begins on its campus here. USF and HCC SouthShore will partner this fall to offer a four-year business degree. See USF, HCC UNITE, page 19 Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, will make a public appearance at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, January 26, from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. Senator McCain is touring key areas of Florida to support presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This event is free and open to the public.

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2 JANUARY 26, 2012 Kings PointHEALTHexpo JOIN US! LARGESTSaturday, Feb. 259 a.m. to 1 p.m. KP Clubhouse Theatre and Banquet RoomNO CHARGE FOR BROWSING Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day Monday, February 27Open to Sun City Center$5 On Sale Now!All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels GARAGE KP Clubhouse, Borini TheatreOPEN TO SUN CITY CENTERFREE Vendor Booths Health Screenings Health ProfessionalsSEMINARS:

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JANUARY 26, 2012 3 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635$12663OVERSTOCK TIRE SALE(which INCLUDES mount and balance) P225/60R16 White and Black Wall This is the OE Tire for Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Towncar (plus many other makes). Taxes and Fees not included in price (sale on product codes 85237 & 98499 only).Coupon expires 02/15/2012 or while supplies last.Michelin Symmetry The Golf Club at Cypress Creek Restaurants Open to the PublicBest of Both Worlds! The Creek Sports LoungeLaid Back, Easygoing Sports Lounge The Best Deals Around All-U-Can-Eat Wednesday Shrimp Friday Fish Night Saturday Pasta Night Come and Experience fine dining at its Best More than just a Golf Club... a destination for Great Food! 634-8888 PRO-CRETEDECORATIVE CONCRETE COATINGS Procretehome.com Call for a FREE ESTIMATE 20% Off all new jobs813-601-6801 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Rotary Club seeks volunteers for Meals of HopeWhile members of the Sun City Center Rotary have the spirit to help hungry children, they dont have the numbers they need for one upcoming service project. Members of the Rotary are seeking 300 volunteers to help them package food for the Meals Of Hope, formerly Kids Against Hunger program. This one-day annual event begins at noon on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Borini Theater in Kings Point. However, people may come and go as they please. Just drive into Kings Point and tell the people at the gate that youre going to the Borini Theatre and they will direct you to the parking lot. Carpool, if you can. Volunteers in Sun City Center have packaged over 50,000 meals each year. The goal this year is 60,000 meals. The Community Foundation of Sun City Center, as well as the Rotary Clubs of Sun City Center and Naples are providing part of the funding to underwrite the cost of the food, although other donations are needed and encouraged. Before the packaging event, volunteers will briefly train participants. Activity involves pouring ingredients into plastic bags, sealing and boxing the bags. No heavy lifting is required and there are jobs for people to do sitting down. Jim Wilmouth, chairman of the volunteer project for the Rotary Club, said volunteers will work in teams to package the food. Last year more than 400 people volunteered for the food packaging and packaged more than 60,000 meals. These meals are distributed by the Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Annes Food Pantry, Calvary Lutheran Food Pantry and The Lords Lighthouse Mission. These food pantries are visited by over 1,000 families every week. This year the need is even greater, as Meals of Hope ran out of packaged food the first week of November. This is the fifth year for this event in Sun City Center, and it could not be done without volunteers from the Rotary Club of Sun City Center and Naples, the Mens Club, the Womens Club, the Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Shriners Club, the Emergency Squad, the Security Patrol, the Interfaith Council, Samaritan Services, South Bay Hospital, the Mens and Womens Chorus, the Chamber of Commerce and all the houses of worship and support services and clubs in the area. If you have a vest, shirt, jacket or name tag from your organization, please wear it. Its truly neighbors helping neighbors. Join the fun and participate in an activity where thousands of people will benefit from your time and energy. For more information call Denny Hanson 633-7733.Community turns out for Diego Duran, boy wounded by celebratory gunfireOn Saturday, Jan. 21, hundreds gathered for a barbecue dinner and the chance to bid on dozens of items donated by individuals and local businesses to raise funds for Diego Duran, the 12-year-old boy shot by a bullet fired into the air on New Years Eve. The event was held at the SouthShore Falls Community Center. This weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a community garage sale at the Firehouse Cultural Center at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Shell Point Road and U.S. Highway 41. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted at the cultural center on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After surgery last week, Diego has returned to his home in Ruskin to continue what is expected to be a long recovery. A Facebook page has been set up to provide updates on Diego at www.facebook.com/friendsofdiegoduran. Among the items in the benefit raffle were a football autographed by NFL legend Fran Tarkenton (right) and an award winning poster created by Diego for the 2009 Big Draw. Items were donated by individuals and area businesses.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Advertise more.

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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149Expires 2/11/12$99 $ 99with rebate Annette s Beauty SalonCorner Hwy In the V illage Plaza (next to Copper Penny) Golf Cart Accessible 634-5422FULL SERVICE SALON for Men and Women 20% Off with Maria only Welcome Miriam to our staff T uesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. By William Hodges We have to keep meeting like this! 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 Keep my resolutions. According to statistics released by several meeting planning organizations, Americans attend meetings somewhere in the neighborhood of 11 million times throughout the year. If were going to continue meeting at this rate, there are some things all of us need to know in order to make this meet ing time more productive. Almost everyone reading this column will have to either plan or attend some type of event sometime in the next year. Here are some ideas to help you be more successful if you are the planner. You will even find some ideas that will be relevant if you are just an attendee. 1. Always have an agenda if you are running a meeting. Take the time to outline the goals of the meeting. Then divide the meet ing into its significant parts. The agenda will be the rails that keep your train moving in the right direction. You will find that with an agenda, your meeting will last a shorter time and be less likely to deviate from its original goals. If the agenda is passed out before hand, it will allow your audience, or participants, the opportunity to be prepared for the subjects to be discussed. 2. Review the room set-up. Where will you meet? What is the seating? Lighting? Audiovisual equipment necessary? I watched a fine speaker work very hard to reach an audience of about 60 people. The reason it was so difficult for the speaker was that the person setting up the meeting allowed the attendees to spread over an area that would easily seat 400. The first four rows were empty between the speaker and the first attendee. Speaking as one who faces audiences often, this is a very difficult situation. People are less likely to participate, i.e., laugh, ask questions or raise hands when they are spread out than if they are in a tighter formation closer to the speaker. Look at your meeting facility. If necessary, rope or tape off areas that are not going to be used. If possible, get rid of unnecessary chairs. 3. When beginning a meeting, enthusiasm and attitude are imperative to the success of the meeting. At one organization, I sat in on a board meeting and the president opened the meeting by saying, Its a shame we all have to be stuck in here since it is a very pretty day. I know we dont have much to cover and that which we do have to cover is not of great consequence. Her remarks went downhill from there. Everyone at the meeting thought immedi ately of other things they could be doing, rather than concentrating on the business at hand. By the way, there was no agenda.4. As the leader of a meeting, you must be in control of the meeting. A variety of people attending may try to wrest that control from you. There is the Hey, look at me person who constantly tries to monopolize the conversation. There is the Negative Nelly who does not like any solution presented and will always find a problem in any proposal. There is Quiet Sam who will sit back and say nothing rather than take the chance of saying something wrong. The meeting leader must take charge of all these people, ensuring that every person gets an adequate opportunity to express their viewseven to the extent that a persons views may have to be sought. Those who monopolize must be controlled but not hushed, because their participation can add much to the meeting. Training in assertive communications is a must if you plan to chair many meetings. These are just some tips. If you do it right, people will say, We have to keep meeting like this. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat 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: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comCarnival glass presentationPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee Agricultural Museum is sponsoring a free presentation, Carnival Glass Beginnings to 2012, on Wednesday, January 25, 10 a.m. in the Carnegie Library, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Presenters Carl Chapman and J.R. Leach, officers of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club, will speak about the history of Carnival Glass, aspects of collecting the glass, and will have lots of time for questions and answers. Examples of the glass will be available for viewing and attendees are encouraged to bring glass to the presentation for identification and valuation. In addition, an exhibit of Carnival Glass is currently on display in the Carnegie Library and Agricultural Museum until mid-March 2012. For more information, call 941-721-2034.

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SouthShore Arts Council to meetThe members of the SouthShore Arts Council will gather to discuss membership at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Big Draw Studio, 613 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Ruskin. All are invited to the next gener al meeting which will be a potluck and membership kick-off. Bring a dish to share, utensils and drinks will be provided. There will be a sign up for the upcoming production of Thornton Wilders classic play Our Town. Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. X 8 5 JANUARY 26, 2012 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Friday, March 23 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, March 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Dance your way to a fitter new youHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers a great way to have fun, get in shape, and gain confidence. Zumba, often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Hillsborough County recreation centers. Apollo Beach Recreation Center Mondays at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Gardenville Recreation Center Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Providence West Park Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Riverview Community Center Tuesdays and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Ruskin Recreation Center Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, cal Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at (813) 635-3500, or one of the above recreation centers. Try Zumba 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. 26 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Bump in the Road from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. American Legion Steak Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Wynn Taylor & Austin from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 Trip to the Horse Races by Mens Auxiliary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $39. Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 Open. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m. Apply for the Eighth Class of the Gubernatorial Fellows ProgramGovernor Rick Scott invites college and university students to apply for the 2012-2013 Gubernatorial Fellows Program. Participation in the program provides Florida college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. Established in 2004, and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, the program gives Florida college and university students the unique oppor tunity to work alongside state governments top staff for two semesters. This program provides an invaluable opportunity for Floridas college and university students to receive advanced, on-the-job training in key areas of government, said Governor Scott. I invite students interested in public service and leadership to apply to be a part of this unique program and to help make Florida an even better place to live, work and play. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governors agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are paid for their time on the job. Fellows also participate in a weekly lecture series, where they meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also participate in policy study trips throughout Florida and in Washington, D.C. These additional commitments are designed to broaden the Fellows exposure to state government and enhance the experi ence of all participants. To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Students can visit www.FloridaFellows.com to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as read testimonials from alumni. Interested students must apply online, and the site includes complete information about the recruitment process. Applications are due by Friday, March 2, 2012. The Fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2012 and ending in May 2013. The Governors screening and selection committee will announce the program participants in June 2012. For more information on the Gubernatorial Fellows Program, visit www.FloridaFellows.com.Gather information at Kindergarten Round UpHillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up for the 2012-2013 school year from Feb. 13-24. Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school. Kinder garten Round Up allows parents to learn about the school and become acquainted with the campus, and offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life. Parents are encouraged to bring birth date, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergar ten at this event. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2012. Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school. The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes Feb. 29. Hillsbor ough Choice applications are available online for download at http://choice.mysdhc.org. For a detailed list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, parents should visit the district website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us and see the Kindergarten Round Up section.Enter the Patriotic Art ContestStudents in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade are eligible to enter the Young American Patriotic Art Contest. Art must be on paper or canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or all may be used. Digital art may be used but must be on paper or canvas...no discs will be accepted. When submitting computer/ digital art, be aware that all images need to be original, i.e., do not scan in or otherwise use photographs or art created by others; all images incorporated must be the artists own and not lifted from publications or outside sources. Do not frame. Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames. Other entries must be matted on white. Do not use color mats in matting, use heavy paper to reinforce the back. Mounted and floating mats may also be used. The art should be no smaller than 8x10 but no larger than 18x24, not including the mat. If you use the American flag in your entry it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules of the code. Entries must be done during the current school year. Each student may submit only one entry. Students needing an entry form may call Norrine Forrest at (813) 677-9559. A completed entry form must be attached to your entry. The student must also be sponsored by a Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 would be honored to sponsor any student wishing to submit an entry.

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6 January 26, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! ach can cause acid reflux. Also avoid exercising, bending or lying down for two hours after eating. And dont eat at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Monitor your meds: Drugs used to treat arthritis pain, asthma, osteoporosis, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure and more can cause heartburn. Lose weight: Being overweight is a big contributor to heartburn because the excess pounds put pressure on your abdomen, pushing up your stomach and causing acid to back up into your esophagus. Stop smoking: Smoking can increase stomach acid and weaken the valve that prevents stomach acid from entering the esophagus. Loosen up: Clothes that fit tightly around your waist puts pressure on your abdomen and can cause heartburn. Relax: Over 50 percent of heart burn sufferers say stress increases their heartburn. Sleep better: To help keep the acid down in your stomach while you sleep, elevate the head of your bed six to eight inches by placing blocks under the legs or insert a wedge between your mattress and box spring to elevate your body from the waist up. Sleeping on your left side may also help keep the acid down. Treatment Options If the lifestyle adjustments dont solve the problem, or if antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta or Alka-Seltzer) arent doing the trick there are a variety of overthe-counter and prescription medi cations that can help along with a surgical option. Your doctor can help you determine which one is best for you. Treatment options include: H-2 Blockers: Available as both over-the-counter and prescription strength, these drugs (Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid and Zantac) reduce how much acid your stomach makes but may not be strong enough for serious symptoms. Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI): If you have frequent and severe heartburn symptoms, PPIs are long-acting prescription medi cations that block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. They include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Dear Savvy Senior Is heartburn considered to be an uncomfortable inconvenience or a symptom of a more serious problem? Ive had mild heartburn for years but it has gotten worse since Ive gotten older. What can you tell me and what should I do? Rolaids Eating Ron Dear Ron, Almost everyone experiences the discomfort of heartburn or acid indigestion from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. Heres what you should know, along with some tips and treatments to help relieve your symptoms. Heartburn Alert Its estimated that more than 40 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a week, with around 25 million folks who suffer from it daily. If youre plagued by heartburn two or more times a week, and its not responding well to over-the-counter antacids, you need to see your doctor. Frequent bouts may mean you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which can severely irritate and damage the lining of the esophagus, putting you at risk of Barretts esophagus and esophageal cancer, if its not treated. Lifestyle Adjustments Depending on the frequency and severity of your heartburn, there are a number of lifestyle adjustments you can make that can help you get relief and avoid a more serious problem down the road. Consider these tips: Adjust your diet: Certain foods can trigger heartburn symptoms like citrus fruits, tomatoes, fatty foods, chocolate, garlic, onions, spicy foods, mints, alcohol, coffee and sodas. Keep a food diary to track which foods cause you the most problems and avoid them. Eat less: Take smaller portions and eat slower. Having a full stomBy Jim Miller Heartburn Relief for Seniors in Need THE SAVVY SENIORProtonix, Aciphex and Zegerid. Prevacid, Prilosec and Zegerid are also available over-the-counter. But be aware that long-term use of PPIs can reduce the amount of calcium your body absorbs and increase your risk for osteoporosis. Surgery: An alternative to drug treatments is anti-reflux surgery, a procedure that tightens the leaky valve so gastric fluids cant wash back up into the esophagus. 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.Kiwanians hold fundraiser for scholarsThe 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 at the Atrium kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon until Feb. 17. The Clubs College Scholarships Fund will benefit. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netCheck out this annual yard saleThe Ruskin United Methodist Mens Annual Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur day, Feb. 4 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, hot dogs for lunch and baked goods while supplies last. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call the church office at 645-1241 before 2:30 p.m. any weekday for assistance in transpor tation of items or you may bring the items to the church yourself. Proceeds will go for church projects. Leftover items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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January 26, 2012 7 Delores A. Berens is serving or has served on numerous clubs and organizations since moving to Sun City Center in 1987, most noteworthy being the current President of the Samaritan Alzheimers Auxiliary. Others include: President Home Owners Association East Lake Green; President SCC Womans Club (1994-1996); President of American Business Women, Woman of the Year in 1994; Vice President the Brandon Sunburst Chapter of the ABWA; Chairman of the Great Bay Area Council group of 14 chapters She belongs to the Chamber of Commerce of Sun City Center, the Ambassadors Club and an active member of the South County League of Women Voters. Doretha Edgecomb graduated from Talledaga College and began her career teaching English with the Hillsborough County Schools and earned a Master of Arts degree in Reading Education from USF. As a 47-year old educator who held positions as a reading teacher, middle school learning specialist, tutorial teacher, Title I reading supervisor and elementary principal, she retired in 1996. In 2004 she was elected to the District 5 School Board, re-elected in 2008 and elected chairman in 2010. With 7 other members she makes policy decisions and oversees a budget of $3.1 billion for the 8th largest school district in the nation. In 2010, she was named Educator of the Year by the Tampa Bay Professional Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi.Jan Platt lists her professional information beginning with school teacher, Girl Scout Field Director, Tampa City Council (4 years) and County Commissioner (24 years). Her affiliations are many. She has chaired the Tampa Hillsborough Friends of the Library Council, the Hillsborough County Head Start Community Foundation and the Ybor Fresh Market. She has served on numerous boards that include: Tampa Bay Phi Beta Kappa Alumni, Keep Hillsborough County Clean Agency on Bay Management, Tampa Bay FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc., and the Egmont Key Alliance. Additional affiliations are Life Enrichment Center Honorary Board and Gulf Coast Girl Scout Council Alumnae.AAUW to present Women of Distinction 2012 The Sun City Center Branch of The American Association of University Women will present Women of Distinction 2012 at a luncheon to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Sun City Center Community Hall. The program is an annual fund raising event. All proceeds will benefit the Mature Womens Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available for $20 from Judy Voorhees at (813) 624-8125 or at the kiosk in the Atrium. The public is cordially invited to attend the Women of Distinction Awards. Tables will be available for those who wish to play cards or another game after the presentation. 50 years of marriage celebratedIn honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Nancy and Ivan Lucas renewed their wedding vows at Trinity Baptist church with family and friends in attendance. A reception was held after the wedding ceremony to help the couple celebrate this significant event in their lives. Nancy and Ivan were married on Jan. 6, 1962.Serving Guild to meetThe Brandon/Eastbay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Brandon Recreation Center located at 502 East Sadie Street in Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Darlene Youmans at 813-671-8852.Lets danceThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Park Hall 6302 US 41 South. Music will provided by Dave Harris. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. Tickets are $4 per per person donation, and the public is invited. Directions are 4 miles north of I-275 or 7 miles south of Ruskin. For more information call J Sullivan at 813-649-910. From left to right: Cathy Williams-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Uta Kuhn-President Patriots Club of Sun City Center, Camilla D. Thompson-Chief Voluntary Services.Wounded Warriors receives donationPatriots Club President Uta Kuhn presented a check for the Wounded Warriors Fund at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Visit us on the Webwww.ObserverNews.net

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X 8 JANUARY 26, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights January 26-February 1 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. 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. 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. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Tony John at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Darren Impson, owner of Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling in East Tampa, announced his donation of time, services and labor to the Ruskin Womans Club, located at 503 S. Tamiami Trail in Ruskin. Paul Davis Restoration specializes in restoration, remodeling, and catastrophe response related construction. According to Impson, the historic building renovation project began in September 2011. Specifically, Paul Davis donated repairs and painting services in the common kitchen area, as well as painting materials for the exterior of the historic building. The Ruskin Womans Club paid for a separate company to provide labor as painting the exterior was a large project. The donation included approximately 30 gallons of paint, materials and labor along with expenses for staff volunteers totaling approximately $3,000. The seven Paul Davis employees who worked on the community service project participated in the companys annual Paul Davis Restoring America program. The program is a property improvement initiative designed to provide time, labor, and materials to a local beneficiary. Beneficiaries include property owners who cannot afford or who are physically unable to fix up their homes or businesses. In this case, the Ruskin Womans Club is a non-profit organization that operates from donations as well as fund raisers to help the community and to offset the huge costs of upkeep on this historic 100 year old building. Ruskin Womans Club is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2012. With so many years of exposure to the elements, the building was in need of repairs, upgrades, and modifications, said Impson. The Paul Davis Restoration team is extremely honored to donate our services and some materials to help restore the structure. According to Impson, the Swiss Chalet style, gray stucco house was built in 1912 and has three-stories. It is the only one of the Ruskin Colleges original buildings to survive a fire in 1919. It was originally the home of Dr. Mac Miller, president of the College which opened in 1910. In 1940 his wife, Mrs. Adaline Miller and family deeded the present clubhouse to the Club.The Ruskin Womans Club, also known as the 20th Century Club was organized in 1912. The initial goal of the pioneering women was overall improvement of themselves as women and of their community. Throughout the years, the women served their members and their communities by supporting a wide variety of civic and community activities such as The Ruskin Branch Library, the Ruskin Health Clinic and Health Center, Red Cross, beautification of the Ruskin Cemetery and nearby highway, the Ruskin Blood Bank Unit, and Community Drive. The historical and unique significance of the house was recognized when it was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1974, one of 16 sites selected in Hillsborough County out of nearly 200 nominated in the state, and was dedicated as a national historic site in 1976. In the 1980s, local women at the Club continued to support programs such as Crime Prevention, Vaccinations Health Program, Energy Awareness, Cystic Fibrosis and have given several scholarships to students at East Bay High School. Over the years this historic home has endured extensive damage including damage from Hurricane Donna in 1962. The Ruskin Womans Club has served its members and community for the past 75 years with honor and distinction, accomplishing and contributing to many worthwhile projects without seeking recognition. Since 1970, Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of East Tampa has served customers with a full time staff of technicians who are certified by The Clean Trust, formerly known as The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The office is located at 8812 Venture Cove in Tampa. For more information, contact Chelsea LaRue, marketing representative at Paul Davis, (813) 984-2700 or email clarue@pdr-usa.net.Restoration completed at Ruskin Womans Club A Simplistic MeasureHillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia responded to the states release of district rankings on Monday by characterizing the rankings as a simplistic measure that represents a step backwards for a state that has made great strides over the last 10 years in using complex data to shed light on real progress and accountability. Elia said she agreed with State Board of Education Vice Chair Roberto Martinez who was quoted as referring to the rankings as being overly simplistic, unmeritorious, and could be easily misused. The rankings are based solely on results from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. In calculating the rankings, the state used the FCAT points that resulted in district grades in late June. In Hillsborough County Public Schools, we are firm believers in multiple measures, Elia said. You cant look at just one measure to judge a student, a teacher, a school or a district. We believe that when you look at a variety of measures graduation rates, the number of students succeeding in rigorous courses, the number of students receiving industry certification, the number of National Merit Scholars, FCAT scores, and scores on national tests that provides a more balanced, more accurate picture.Elia pointed out that Florida is a data rich state, and has the ability to do sophisticated analysis that can provide meaningful comparisons. This sort of broad-strokes comparison does not shed any light on the amazing work our teachers are doing, Elia said. Our teachers use complex data every day detailed data based on multiple measures to improve their instruction.In terms of multiple measures, Elia pointed to several that might shed additional light on district performance, including:Graduation rate Hillsborough had a 85.1% graduation rate, which is best among Floridas large districts; Dropout rate 0.8% for Hillsborough, best among Floridas large districts; Performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (known as The Nations Report Card) Hillsborough fourth graders had the highest marks among 21 participating urban districts around the nation on the reading test and earned a statistical tie for second in the math test, while Hillsboroughs eighth graders rated a tie for first among the 21 participating districts in reading and statistically tied for second in math. Industry certification In the past four years, the number of Hillsborough students achieving industry certification has increased from 24 in 2008 to 1,628 in 2011. Industry certification ensures that a student has completed a rigorous program and is ready to work in industry. Advanced Placement In the past five years, Hillsborough nearly doubled the number of students earning a 3 or above on AP tests.Riverview High School invites future prospectsRiverview High School invites 8th graders from Barrington, Giunta, McLane, and Rodgers middle schools (feeder schools) to a parent meeting and elective fair at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at Riverview High School auditorium and cafeteria located at 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview. The parent meeting will provide information on choosing classes and academics. Current students will be on-hand to provide information about Advanced Placement, agriculture, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), band, business, drama, family and consumer sciences, technology, JROTC, orchestra, physical education, vocal music, and world languages programs. For more information, call Bob Heilmann at (813) 671-5011.Are you proud of your country?Congratulations to the following students who entered the Patriots Pen Essay Contest sponsored by VFW Post 8108 along with their Mens and Ladies Auxiliaries. The Patriots Pen Essay Contest was open to students in grades 6th-8th. The theme of this years essay was Are You Proud of Your Country? First place went to James Kwak from Bartel Middle School in Tampa. James received a Patriotic Jacket from the President of the Mens Auxiliary, Dave Schenck, along with a check in the amount of $250. Second place went to Michaela Roosen from Seffner Christian Academy. Michaela received a check in the amount of $150. Third place went to Shahla Hassanyar from Bartel Middle School. Shahla received a check in the amount of $100. Patriots Pen essayContest is sponsored each year by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 located in Riverview. Krash Party to celebrateJoin the fun after the Knights of Sant Yago Illuminated Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 8th Annual Knight Parade Krash Party hosted by Krewes Kare. The Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City, will alive with music and festivities from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $40 and is tax deductible. Premium open bar, delicious buffet, and two floors filled with music. Purchase wristbands at www.kreweskare.org or visit The Red Barn or Buccaneer Bears stores. Krewes Kare, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides disaster relief assistance to first responders. Krewes Kare is in partnership with Angel Flight Southeast and Tampa Bayvonne Painton at 244-5549 or Nancy Peterson at 767-4112, or go to www.kreweskare.og.Genealogical Society to meetManatee Genealogical Society will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Use the 2nd Avenue entrance between 13th and 14th Street. Speaking will be Sharon Tate Moody, Certified Genealogist, columnist and former law enforcement officer presenting In the Law Library: Legal Research for Genealogists. Computer special interest group will discuss Applying Google Scholar for Genealogical Research. For more information, call Jean Morris (941) 722-5156 or visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~flmgs/.

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To get the best prices, my flights were often overlapping some had an origin of Tampa, others Minneapolis and it was always confusing. Time was equally confusing. Although there is only an hour difference between Minnesota and the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly moving back and forth meant that I never really knew what time it was. I later learned from veteran long-haul commuters that it is best to use two watches, changing them upon sitting down in the seat of an airliner. I saw almost everything I could imagine on this factory-line form of transportation. Ive experienced aborted take-offs, aborted landings, delays due to my airplane touching another airplane, delays due to a total power failure on the ground in Minneapolis in to missing planes or crews, and delays due to empty water tanks. Ive watched luggage fall off the tarmac loading carts and sit there ignored for hours. Over the course of dozens of flights, I have read and memorized every single emergency exit brochure stuck into the seats backs of every single airplane I flew. The mystique and romance of flying is long gone. For most passengers, flying is roughly equivalent to going Greyhound. Its worse, actually, as Greyhound generally offers bigger seats, more legroom and a boarding process that doesnt include a near-strip search and naked x-rays. In the process of airlines squeezing every last bit of romance out of the industry, they have also, in the eyes of much of the public, demoted their captains to not much more than well-dressed city bus drivers. But, of course, thats not how it works for the captains and crew. They may be taking pay cuts while being barricaded behind armored cockpit doors, but they remain responsible. Flying a large airplane is not like driving a bus, but that is not intended to be a slam on bus drivers. While it is true that driving a large bus is nothing like driving a Prius, it is also true that in an emergency it is not beyond reason that nearly any adult passenger could bring a bus to a stop not so with an aircraft. In the rare cases where the stuff hits the fan, it is the captain who is expected to stand tall, as was the case with Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger, the US Airways captain who successfully threaded the eye of a needle to land his crippled aircraft on the Hudson River just off Manhattan in 2009. Everyone on board survived, and Capt. Sullenberger was the last to leave the sinking aircraft but only after making a final, careful pass down the aisle to ensure that no one had been left behind. Ive met three big ship captains over the past few years. I conversed with two of them on the bridges of their ships. The third I met just a few weeks ago and I told his story in this newspaper last week. He stood as a remarkable contrast to the captain of the Costa Concordia who has made world news headlines of late. Captain Larry Chambers (later Admiral Chambers) just did the right thing without regard for his career or even his life. He did the right thing. Thats what captains are supposed to do. A few years ago, I watched as Capt. Nick Bates conned the enormous Sapphire Princess cruise ship at the time the largest ship Princess owned into her berth in Victoria, British Columbia. While the thousands of passengers on board enjoyed breakfast, without a care in the world, Capt. Bates docked that enormous ship by hand. He did it not a computer, not a junior officer. Most of the passengers hadnt met the captain, but they obviously trusted him, and they had good reason. Captain Bates is a captains captain. Nearly his entire life has been spent in the command of large ships, including both the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Queen Mary 2. I have no doubt that had the unforeseen happened, Capt. 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Sgt. Anthony was recently appointed a member of the Crisis Management Sub Committee with the United States Secret Service for the Republican National Convention to be held in 2012 in Tampa. He has also been a Hillsborough County Security Officer for many of the Raymond James Stadium Outback Bowls; State Tampa Homeland Security Officer featured at MOWW luncheon.Fairs; Strawberry Festivals and Gasparilla Day Parades. In addition, Sgt Anthony has served on the Hostage Negotiations Team of the year for four separate years. He discussed myriad issues, such as the improved communication between the various agencies that must take place in order to maximize the effectiveness of homeland security measures during major national and local events. He also stressed the ongoing extensive training measures Tampa uses to prepare for all types of internal and external security threats.Sgt Todd Anthony, member of Hillsborough County Homeland Security Team Liberty Manor receives handmade flagA handmade American Flag was presented to the veterans of Liberty Manor for Veterans by the talented Tina & Gerry Davis of Riverview. The flag is expected to be proudly displayed in the common area. Liberty for Veterans, Inc, is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the developmental and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our country but fallen victim to homelessness. Contact veteran Jeff Luddeke (813) 352-7856, www.LibertyManor.org or LibertyForVets@aol.comFrom left to right: John Turner, Mike Odell Rolling Thunder, Tim Titus US Navy, Tina Davis the originator, Dan Garza and Connie Blaney with Liberty Manor for Veterans. 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.PumpkinPumpkin is an beautiful orange female kitten who was being boarded in the adult cat room for a while as her owner dealt with some health issues. Unfortunately, the issues got the best of the owner and they could not return for Pumpkin. New she awaits a loving owner to take her home. Pumpkin has been brought up to date on her shots. And as part of her adoption Pumpkin will be spayed and microchipped. DOB: November 2, 2011. LottiLotti is a real beauty! She is a long-haired Chihuahua whose owner was unable to care for her any longer. Lotti loves attention. She spins around as soon as you come to her kennel. She enjoys being cuddled, too. Lotti lived without any canine companions so she is just now learning to make friends. Lotti would make a great companion, especially for someone who has size restrictions. As part of her adoption, Lotti will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2011. Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-260-3692.

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12 JANUARY 26, 2012 $695 $200 Riverview Chamber assembles to honor its community achievers By MELODY JAMESON With the tropical informality of a luau and in the dressy formality of Club Renaissance, two South County chambers of commerce have recognized their outstanding business leaders, celebrated their communities and passed on gavels for the new year. Members and guests of the Greater Riverview Chamber, sporting leis and brightly colored floral fabrics, filled the vast hall of the Showmans Club on Riverview Drive Friday (January 20) to relish a catered barbecue buffet fingers encouraged before listening intently to their keynoter, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham. The commissioner, who represents East and South Hillsborough and who sustained a crippling permanent injury during a hunting trip years before his election, left his wheelchair behind to balance on crutches at the podium as he encouraged the audience to look ahead, beyond lifes setbacks, to accomplish all that is possible. They gave him a standing ovation. They then went on, with the help of Master of Ceremonies Tony Del Castillo and with trophies, to recognize their achievers during 2011. Erik Butler, who operates Take Out Butler, a delivery service that transports foods from small eating establishments to their at-home customers, was named Business Person of the Year. Four Paws Veterinary Hospital overseen by Dr. Kimberly Tyson, was singled out as the Business of the Year, with the entire staff receiving their trophy with Tyson introducing them as the winners who keep the business functioning. Barbara Jones, a much admired Hillsborough County Sheriffs community resource officer in Riverview, received the Citizen of the Year honor and Gaby Perham, with Mace Multi Media, was accorded the Shining Star Award citing her as an outstanding new chamber member pegged as one of its future leaders. And in a first for the business group, it named Jim Johnson, community affairs representative for Mosaic Fertilizer, a Director Emeritus, giving him a unique, lifetime title recognizing his extensive knowledge of the community as well as unstinting community involvement. Mary Owens, a Black Diamond business coach, walked away with the Ambassador of the Year award and Margy Watkins herself helped present the Volunteer of the Year award named for her to Larry Brooks, with AAA Mortgage. They both were recognized for their consistent willingness to help wherever needed. Riverviews honorary mayor for 2012 is Lisa Kennedy, associated with Alley Cat Pest Control, whose collected votes, in the form of dollars, totaled $4,146. Half of that amount goes to the chamber to help underwrite its programs and half is shared by Kennedys two favorite charities, Faces of Courage, a support group for cancer patients, and Mended Little Hearts, which serves the interests of children with heart ailments. Outgoing President Sherri McLean-Walker, with Crane Tech, LLC, inducted incoming President Ed Boothe, knighting his kneeling form with the chamber gavel before she passed it to him. Boothe, in turn, installed the 17member board of directors for 2012. In one of their last nods to achievers for the evening, chamber members applauded the efforts of Tanya Doran, the groups executive director, who, they acknowledged, never fails to provide service par excellence. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSHillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (right), keynote speaker during the Riverview Chambers annual meeting and luau, shared a light moment with Tanya Doran, (left), the groups executive director, at the event held in the Showmans Club meeting hall. Higginbotham, who sustained permanent crippling injuries during a hunting trip years before his election, urged the group to forge ahead with positive objectives despite lifes obstacles. Most of the luau-appropriate Riverview Chamber of Commerce directors for the coming year were on hand to assemble at the conclusion of their annual meeting last week. They were officially welcomed by incoming President Ed Boothe and charged with service to the business organization and the community it represents during 2012, following a program that included many awards to their colleagues for achievements during 2011. When it came time to formally pass the gavel at the Riverview Chambers annual meeting last week, Sherri McLean-Walker (left), outgoing president, could not resist a bit of high jinks as her last official act. Gavel in hand, she knighted the in coming president, a kneeling Ed Boothe (right), wishing him only gentle jousts and successful campaigns during 2012.

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JANUARY 26, 2012 13 CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 FEBRUARY EVENTSWed., Feb. 1 Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. Thur., Feb. 2 C.O.A.P. (Children of Aging Parents) is an ongoing support group for individuals who are assisting and/or caring for older, adult parents. Facilitated by Laura Burch from Hanson Services, In Tues., Feb. 7 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Support Group. Join our facilitator Shayne Kull, MSR, from Hometown Homecare as she introduces you to cutting edge resources. This group is exclusively for those living with heart failure and their families and caregivers. Grief, Loss or Depression Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health profes United Methodist Church of SCC.Tues., Feb. 14 Veterans Benets for Wartime Veterans and their Spouses! wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses if they need home care, assisted even those with higher net worth may qualify. Suzanne Stuart will explain who qualies and how to apply. You served your country in its time of need. Let your country serve you in your time of need! COPD Support Group experience and will be your facilitators. Available resources are endless! Parkinsons Support Group Marcia A. McCall, M.T.S, retired Coordinator of Research Department of Neurology NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.ON SALE FOR$6.95sq. ft.Installed18 months same as cash, no interest. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. By MELODY JAMESON Embarking on the Sun City Center Chambers fiftieth year, members honored its history with a Golden Opportunities banquet in Club Renaissance January 13. It was the first time in 19 years that the business group had paused to recognize its own, taking pleasure in a formal installation of its board accompanied by a certain pomp. The group named Debbie Caneen, community relations director for the Sun Towers retirement center, as its Community Leader of the Year, recognizing her for chamber as well as community service. Caneen, among other activities, is a founding member of the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. The chambers Business of the Year title this year went to the Sun City Center Funeral Home operated by Mike Langjahr, known as a generous and popular host who frequently opens the facility to give non-profit organizations a commodious environment for community events. The generous spirit of Merle Bowman brought him the Frank King Volunteer of the Year award, named for the late Frank King, long a much respected volunteer serving on the chamber staff. Bowman was nominated for the recognition based on his tangible and intangible instances of service. He is credited, for example, with obtaining and setting palm trees in the chamber building landscaping and has been instrumental in developing new policies and procedures. Nominations for the three awards were solicited in November and the finalists were chosen by vote of the membership. Among other highlights of the evening banquet was a ceremonial installation of the 2012 chamber officers and new directors. Each of the officers, also a member of the executive committee, was individually addressed before the banquet audience as the duties of the office were outlined and a verbal pledge to discharge them faithfully was asked. Each solemnly agreed. Banker Jim Wilmouth of Encore National Bank, was installed as the chambers 2012 president, chosen for leadership ability, loyalty to the chamber mission and dedication to operating in concert with the bylaws. Another banker, Charlotte Clark, of American Momentum Bank, became first vice president, to back up and act in place of an absent president when necessary. Caneen, also recognized for her community leadership, was designated second vice president to conduct board meetings in the absence of other officers and ensure decisions made are consistent with the chamber by-laws. Don Schings, executive director of the Military Support Trust Foundation based in Sun City Center, was tapped to serve as chamber board secretary, handling its communications, records and documents. Rick Rios, associated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was named treasurer, responsible for monthly financial reports as well as guardian of the organizations finances. The retiring board members, James Corwin Johnson, Photography by James Corwin Johnson; Lee Collis, Sun City Center Travelworld; and Jim Johnson, Mosaic Fertilizer, were presented commemorative plaques in recognition of their service on the chamber board before the 2012 members were installed. Incoming directors include Clark with American Momentum Bank; JR Del Castillo, ClubLink, the Canada-based resort golf club operator; Shawn Gregory, South Bay Hospital; Rick Lanese, Cohen Florida; Mike Langjahr, Sun City Center Funeral Home; Connie Lesko, Freedom Plaza; Robert Newhart, The Resort at Little Harbor; and Robyn Payant, Payant Financial. The evening event also included a video replay of the chambers 2011 highlights as well as a humorous recap by Dana Dittmar, the chambers executive director, reviewing daily life in a chamber office. She recalled the time an emu farmer to the east called the office looking for a male emu to satisfy his needy female emu and the local grandmother who wanted to know the longitude and latitude of Sun City Center for her grandsons homework. Then, there was the time a girl in Wisconsin called, asking for help in finding her great aunt Lucille who was thought to have remarried and moved to a new address with her husband. The girl had no idea what her aunts new name might be. In each case, help was given, Dittmar said. Chamber volunteers even found great aunt Lucille after a diligent search and reunited her with her niece in Wisconsin. Finding those answers did not send a single customer into a nearby store and didnt generate one referral, she allowed, but they did help this Chamber meet its mission to make this community a better place to live. The chamber attracted 144 new members in the last year, she concluded, and We deserve a pat on the back, no doubt, but we now have new places to go. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC Chamber salutes business leaders Named the Sun City Center Chambers Community Leader of the Year, Debbie Caneen (above) is active on the mental health and aging issues front as well as community relations manager for the Sun Towers retirement center. She received the award during the chambers recent annual meeting that included the groups recognitions of outstanding local achievers as well as formal induction of its new officers and directors.PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCC CHAMBER OF COMMERCEAccompanied by abundant wishes for new successes, John Luper (right), immediate past president of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, handed over the organizations gavel to incoming President Jim Wilmouth (left), as part of the business groups recent annual banquet. Wilmouth, an investment banker, will lead a growing chamber embarking on its second half century looking ahead to a menu of both new and established programs and events in 2012. Current and newly inducted members of the SCC Chambers Board of Directors, including its officers for the coming year, gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of their formal annual meeting ceremonies at Club Renaissance on January 13. The 50-year-old business organization grew by 144 members last year.

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And they will talk about adoption and offer options for those who feel they simply cannot keep their baby. We are completely nonjudgmental, Brooks said. We accept everyone. We are a Christian ministry, but we do not push that on our clients. We believe in God and the Bible, and we share that if the client is open to it. We care about you, but it is your responsibility to teach yourself about God. Their clients have ranged in age from 11 years old to the mid40s. Their programs include the TLC (Teaching, Loving, Caring) program in which expectant mothers can earn Mommy Dollars while learning to prepare LifeCare opens in Ruskin%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOLifeCare SouthShore executive director Karen Brooks (center) with staff members Lucinda Hodges and Maryilyn Chassagne.themselves for parenting and the life skills needed for the responsibilities during pregnancy and for up to a year after the baby is born. Expectant mothers can then exchange the Mommy Dollars for everything from maternity clothes to diapers, baby wipes, cribs and other baby furniture. The coaching program is designed to help women set and achieve goals that primarily revolve around their own selfimage and their spiritual and personal growth, but also ranges to things such as financial management issues. The Woman of Worth program expands upon the coaching program to help women achieve a healthy self-image and even to heal from past sexual abuse. Three out of five women have encountered some form of sexual abuse in their lifetimes, Brooks said. The Birth of a Family program is a six-week class to mentor, model and teach healthy family relationships to couples. The For Men program helps men to deal with their own issues surrounding pregnancy and impending fatherhood by helping them realize that both members of a relationship are parents and by preparing them for parenting responsibilities. The Just for Teens program goes beyond merely preaching abstinence, and is designed with the intention of helping young people to value themselves and find support in making life decisions. In addition, LifeCare offers a variety of other training, seminars and programs designed to avoid unplanned pregnancies and other situations in the first place. They are also working to raise the funds for a permanent home solution for pregnant women that may not have a home to call their own. We hope to find our clients a safe place to stay, Brooks said. Some of our clients go from place to place to place, and that is not a healthy environment for them or their baby. We hope to be able to help them with an education and finding a career to improve their future. And then well need support from the community when we find that right house. LifeCare is funded entirely through private donations from individuals, local companies and churches. They also seek out and offer a training program for volunteers. In South Hillsborough, there are surprisingly few resources available to pregnant women. The Mary & Martha House offers homes to homeless women and children, but does not specifically deal with pregnancy. The Alpha House of Tampa offers classes and a comprehensive residential program for up to 23 pregnant women and is currently the only licensed maternity home in Hillsborough County. For those seeking a different tact or for womens health care, Planned Parenthood has offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Sarasota. There is no lost cause to us I can truthfully say that, Brooks said. We can share the truth and love; we can teach and offer classes. We reach out to the moms but also to couples. This is a safe and confidential place and there is no lost cause to us. If you need someone to talk to, were here. LifeCare of SouthShore is located in the non-denominational Journey Church of Ruskin at 310 1st Street NE. The office is currently open Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For those who are interested in their services, or for those looking to help, call 813-6540491 or 813-938-6024, or visit their website at lifecareofbrandon. com for more information. to assist in homeland security functions. The Ruskin flotilla is currently working with new USCG officers-in-training for security during the Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa in August. The auxiliary also provides vessel safety checks. Flotilla 75 supports USCG Station St. Petersburg in safety patrols and in search and rescue MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 75 member Oscar Kramer (at right) was named Flotilla Commander during the flotillas annual change of watch ceremony on Saturday. USCG Auxiliary District 7 Commander Michael Shea swears in Oscar Kramer as Flotilla Commander and Ray Stewart as Vice Flotilla Commander.Coast Guard ceremony%  operations. The flotilla meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Ruskin Senior Center at 901 6th Street SE. For more information about the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 75, visit cgaux75.org. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit cgaux.org. To inquire about joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit the Flotilla 75 website or call 877-CGAUX75 (877-242-8975).

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Their dedication to excellence in selecting quality artists each year has resulted in the development of a well-respected juried show. Their show offers outstanding art for display and sale to the public. The chamber members believe their continued commitment to quality will uphold the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts as one of the finest arts shows in the Tampa Bay area. This year they have also substantially increased most award amounts. The Festival is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country. Their exhibi tors area offers visitors an oppor tunity to meet and interact with artists to view their works and pur chase art from the individual who created it. Additionally, they encourage exhibitors to demonstrate their work. There is also a Childrens Creativity Center, live musical per formances, special environmental exhibits, and a free shuttle to the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center to view the gentle manatee in its winter habitat. This is an excellent venue to display and sell art in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Check out the following information: Artist Application: http://www. ruskinchamber.org/ Deadline to apply: Jan. 30 Festival Dates: March 10 and 11, 2012 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Site Location: TECO South Shore Community Events Center 302 Noonan Branch Road Apollo Beach, FL 33572 For more information call the South Shore Chamber of Commerce: 137 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 645-1366March begins Manatee Arts Festival 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. 28 District Fund Raiser with music by Marc Chamberlain, Menu: our famous Best Spaghetti in Town dinner, all for $1 0. Monday, Feb. 6 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Baked Chicken with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Feb. 11 Valentines dance with music by Bryan Ashley from 6 to 9 p.m.. Menu: Hors d oeuvre included for $8. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012 Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valen tines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7 days only $643. Monday, Feb. 20 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Meat Loaf with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. 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. All are invited, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 to the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center as The Per forming Arts Club of Sun City Center honors Lew Resseguie, former New York actor and director, PAC founder and presidenta visionary dedicated to the preservation of the performing arts in South Shore. Admission is free. Join members of the Performing Arts Club as they celebrate the man and his lifes work through music, pictures and words. Lew ResseguiePerforming Arts Club honors Lew Resseguie

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16 JANUARY 26, 2012 17 Small changes make a big differenceOne of the easiest ways to make betterfor-you recipes is to swap out some ingredients. In these recipes, mayo, high-calorie dressings and heavy sauces get swapped out for creamy guacamole these make it easy to enjoy your favorite recipes even when youre cutting back on fat and calories. All-natural and preservative-free Wholly Guacamole brings a whole new dimension of tastiness to Asian cuts down on the bad fats typically found in these dishes. you like. Here are some other super swaps you can do to make a big difference in how you eat: Breakfast: Instead of high-fat cheese, add a dollop of guacamole to eggs. Lunch: ham or turkey sandwich. Snack: Dip carrots or other veggies in salsa to keep you going until dinner. Dinner: Lose the high-fat dressing and sauces and of course, tacos. eatwholly.com. 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 chicken breasts 1/2 pound fettuccini, uncooked 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, julienned 1/3 cup green onion 1 lemon, juiced 1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded, cored and diced 3/4 cup Wholly Guacamole Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and cumin together. Toss over chicken to coat. Grill chicken for 2 minutes, then turn 45 degrees and cook for another Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then slice the partially cooked chicken into strips. strips. Add chicken and cook for at least 4 minutes. Add green onion, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and diced tomatoes. After 1 minute, remove pan from heat and fold in guacamole mix and cooked fettuccini. Suggested garnishes: crumbled queso fresco or cojita cheese.Salsa SalmonYield: 4 servings 4 salmon steaks (thawed if frozen, but fresh are best) Salt and pepper to taste 8 oz. Wholly Salsa 2 oz. black olives 5 oz. mozzarella cheese (its better to use a ball of mozzarella cut into chunks) Chopped parsley oven-proof dish. Divide salsa evenly, spoon over salmon steaks and scatter olives on top. Top evenly with cheese. Cook for approximately 20 minutes (or recommended to serve.Asian Chicken SaladYield: 3 servings Juice from half a lime 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 cup Wholly Guacamole 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 5-ounce package spring salad mix 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup tomato, diced 1/2 of a 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped 3 grilled chicken breasts Crispy chow mein noodles, for garnish Add lime juice, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, sesame oil, guacamole, rice wine vinegar, salt, water and soy sauce to blender. Blend until uniform. Place dressing in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes Toss salad mix, onion, tomato, oranges, dressing and 2 tablespoons rough-chopped cilantro in a bowl. Divide salad between 3 plates and top with sliced grilled chicken and chow mein noodles. Whats So Great About Avocados?About 75 percent of an avocados calories come from monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat). Here are some other things you might not know. Avocados: Contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Are rich in vitamins B, E and K. Are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. Enjoy Guacamole Any Time You WantIts not always possible to make fresh guacamole, because ripe avocados arent always available. Pre-made guacamole is a great ingredient is avocado. Wholly Guacamole, for example, is 90 percent avocado with all natural spices. hours, or place unopened package in a bowl of cold water.Grilled Chicken FettucciniYield: 4 servings

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JANUARY 26, 2012 19 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry(Cosmetic Dentistry Seminar) (Sedation Seminar) Do you fear the dentist, but need dental work?Look more youthful... Feel more condent...You Deserve It!Your smile CAN reect the brighter, more youthful you! Dont miss this free, informative seminar!Cosmetic Dentistry Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information those in his charge. Capt. Bates has since retired but the media have sought out his knowledge in the past few weeks. He had no answers for how the Costa Concordia tragedy could have happened. By virtue of buying a sailboat and maneuvering it on the waterways, I too have been bestowed the title Captain, primarily by bridge and lock tenders. I take it seriously. Safety on my boat is paramount and that extended beyond the confines of the boats lifelines. I am responsible to ensure that I would not compromise the safety of others around me. For me, that is defined as not only not crashing into another boat but also as avoiding situations that would require me to call for help. I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to avoid risking the lives of those who could potentially be sent out to rescue me. In my heart, I am certain that in a life or death situation, I would ensure the safety of my wife or others before I secured my own salvation. But again, Ive never been in that situation. I cant say for certain how I would react because Ive never had to face it. Oh, Ive faced it hundreds of times in my head, attempting to plan for every possible scenario but, apparently that planning, along with a dose of good fortune, has kept me from staring into that dark void in reality. The captain has no responsibility to go down with his ship. He does have a responsibility to those in his charge and those around him, however. He or she must be the last person standing because without that presence, it becomes every man for himself. Someone has to be in charge, someone has to make the decisions and show both passengers and crew that despite calamity, things are under control. People need to be reassured they wont be left behind. Sadly, that didnt appear to have happened aboard the Costa Concordia. When it seems there is little defense, it is easy enough to cast blame. Perhaps knowing a deathblow had been dealt to a $450 million ship was enough to cause the captain to lose his mind. Perhaps he was frightened and in over his head. Even though the ship didnt sink entirely, being on an enormous cruise ship listing over to that degree had to be terrifying. I have little doubt that everyone on board, including the ships officers, thought they could die that night. And unfortunately, that came to pass for possibly as many as 32 people. But for the captain, there are no excuses. What would you have done? I think I know what Capt. Chambers would have done. I think I know what Capt. Bates would have done. I like to think I know what I might have done. But we dont know for certain, do we? Im flying to Minnesota this week and, although Capt. Sullenberger has retired, I will depend upon the aircrafts captain to do everything in his or her power to ensure the safety of the aircraft and passengers, despite that his or her company seems to be working hard to demote them to bus drivers. But should the unforeseen happen, I can take some comfort in the fact that Ive long since memorized the emergency exit procedures from endlessly reading the seat-back pocket brochures. I would also try to avoid screaming like a little girl. But I guess I dont know, do I?Observations%  evening hours. However, students have been able to earn only an associates or AA degree which then must be transferred to another institution in order to complete the desired baccalaureate or bachelors degree coursework. That physical transfer with its increased course costs and greater transportation demands can be eliminated in August for those SouthShore students now aiming for a bachelors in business. After completing their two-year curriculum the foundation coursework required for any fouryear degree regardless of where obtained the business degree students will continue their more advanced work online or on the SouthShore campus, Witt said. In all likelihood, a student would want to travel to the USF ManateeSarasota campus only to meet with a counselor, he suggested. The business degree track was the first chosen, he indicated, because of the wide applicability of the education in this specialty. The graduate earning a bachelors in business is equipped to begin work in management of an existing commercial enterprise or to build a new company from the ground up, Witt added HCC SouthShore, which was opened just four years ago and thought at the time to be merely a small facility serving a few hundred local students until around 2020, has become a popular hub attracting students of all ages from every community across the region to its range of educational options. Enrollment will top 6,000 students this year, Witt said, adding were using our third parking lot. It is not, however, the areas first institution of higher learning. Ruskin College, opened in 1910 as a centerpiece of the shared-work settlement named for English social critic John Ruskin, survived eight years until destroyed by fire. Similarly popular but without the surrounding area population to supply enrollees, the Ruskin College student body at its fouryear mark numbered 160, Witt noted. That probably was the largest student body as military enlistments for World War I began to put area young men into uniform in 1914, he added. Today, as the fall term inaugurates the four-year degree program, the campus president pointed out, it will be possible for a student to begin his or her high school career and continue study for a baccalaureate degree without getting any further from home than the corner of East Shell Point Road and 24th Street. HCC also partners with the Hillsborough County public school system to conduct Lennard Academy on the Earl Lennard High School campus adjacent to the college, fielding evening classes there. USF Manatee-Sarasota, part of the expanding USF system which includes campuses in Pinellas and Polk Counties, is a comprehensive university for students pursuing bachelor and masters degrees in an extensive range of disciplines conferred by the nationally-ranked research university. The agreement formalized this week between the university and the community college also complements a joint resolution made in December involving Pasco-Hernando Community College and St. Petersburg College, along with USF and HCC, aimed at increasing the number of associate, bachelor and graduate degrees in the region, at reducing the timeframe for earning a degree, at filling specific degree voids and at promoting further study by better preparing students at all levels. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Hillsborough Community College SouthShore, located across from Lennard High School in Ruskin.USF, HCC unite for select degrees% 

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Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners 5:30 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/ Burgers 5 7 p.m. Draw Darts 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events. Have to watch the calendar. Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 for $3, 3 6 p.m. Bar Games 3 6 p.m. Free Pool Starting Jan. 27 thru March 3 Moose Idol Starting Dates Friday, Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28 Here is your chance for Fame! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Feb. 3 Steak, fish or shrimp dinner from ABWC members honored for their years of service at the January Apollo Beach Womans Club meeting were: standing, from left Seel Lundy, Shirley Kalkbrenner, Judy Motta, Catherine Goodrich, Sharon Vasquez, 2nd Vice President Seated: Judy Dufault, Janet Waddington, Betty OBrien. Grace McKee, Judy Conn, Jo Lau and Judi Brodgen were also honored but are not pictured.Eleven long-standing members of the Apollo Beach Womans Club were honored in January at the organizations monthly membership meeting. Honored for 25 years of service were Catherine Goodrich and Jo Lau. Judy Conn was honored for 20 years, and Judy Dufault, Shirley Kalkbrenner, Seel Lundy, Judy Motta, Betty OBrien, Janet Waddington, Grace McKee and Judi Brodgen were honored for 10 years of service. ABWC now numbers more than 160 members who actively raise funds for scholarships for collegebound Apollo Beach students demonstrating financial need. The ABWC also engages in the needs of the schools, the community and in assisting needy families. The next meeting of the club will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Little Harbor in Ruskin, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon tickets are $16. 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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r FISH TALESEnjoy the spirit of fishingJanuary in Florida has a few cold days. Anyway, that is all we have had this year. I cant believe the chatter going around among the anglers who are complaining about our cold weather. I overheard some: Man, it is tough getting through the winter. In Florida? May I ask you where else can you spend a day fishing in 80 weather in January? One angler harped on the grouper situation, yelling about restriction on that fish. Then there was the snook man who wouldnt shut up on the restriction on that catch. If you wait until the end of August you will be able to catch snook again on this coast in September. One even spoke of the lack of live bait, saying if the weather wasnt so cold the water would be full of bait schools. I couldnt believe what I was hearing, probably all were from up north, where they can only fish in the spring, and that would be from rivers, lakes, and streams. Gag grouper are off limits in state waters through March 31, but that doesnt stop you from catching and releasing. Snook are restricted until September, but that also doesnt stop you from catching and releasing. You still can enjoy the catch. Redfish are larger than legal size catch, so catch them and release. Enjoy the spirit of fishing. I am asked frequently when is the best time to fish? Anytime, really. Some fish prowl all night, while others only in the daytime. Some hide in cold weather; others hide around mangrove roots. High tide brings some out to eat while others feed only on low tide. When the sun rises, there are the anglers who prefer this time of the day to fish. The night people only fish after the sun sets. Regardless of the place or time of day, it is up to you. Fish are out there, just drop a line, you will get some type of fish, every time. The most popular bait would be live shrimp. Watch for tripletail out there. I have seen many coming in on boats at Williams Park. They hang around wrecks and buoys.By Jonie Maschek Sheepshead are always a weekly catch. They have a white meat, and are lean and tasty. Many are caught by land or pier fishing. They are in rivers and in the saltwater of the bay. Trout have invaded our waterways. Many are inshore on warmer days, but travel out in deeper grassy flats on cooler days. Many are out there and now is the time to catch them. I have reports that most of the sharks have left our waterways and gone south. Some anglers are getting their tackle ready for the spring kingfish run. When the days are cooler and you dont go fishing, clean out your tackle box. The Old Salt Fishing Tournament takes place Jan. 29 at Madeira Beach and will benefit The All Childrens Hospital. There are many seminars in the area this time of the year on how to fish from a canoe or kayak. Enjoy the weather and fish together; be kind and helpful. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYBlogging: An Introduction Thursday, Jan. 26 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn what a Blog is and how to create one. Learn to update your blog with articles and pictures. A valid e-mail address is required. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at noon. Teen/Adult Zentangle Postcards Monday, Jan. 30 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Patsy Monk, for this interesting class on repetitionpattern drawing. Students will create postcards to take with them. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, Feb. 1 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Feb. 1 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conver sational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to par ticipate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Feb. 1 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. We will be using the American Rules. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 1 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 Van-Dells are comingOn Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2:304:30 p.m. the Van-Dells will per form at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. They are backed up by a rockin band in a fast-paced show that rocks through the 50s & 60s. Open to public with reserved seats and a Wine-and-cheese reception the $16 ticket is a bargain. For more information call 813642-2001. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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22 JANUARY 26, 2012 Flotilla 74 seeks volunteersU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 74 Brandon and the Polk County detach ment is seeking volunteers interested in becoming members. Qualified members can assist in conducting various kinds of patrols on Tampa Bay waterways, assist with Homeland Security duties, teach boating safety programs, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public and assist in public affairs and administration. Members must be at least 17 years old and a U.S. citizen. For information, or to become a member, call 813644-2894 (644-AUX4) or go to www.cgaux74.org.The Crew of the Miss Marla waits for the start of the 2012 annual Frogman Swim. Participants braved five kilometers of chilly water in order to help build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.PHOTO BY GEORGE P APABEIS The 2012 Sun City Center FunFest Committee is already hard at work planning for the Golden 50th Anniversary and St. Patricks Day celebration on March 17. This years FunFest, held annually, will be an extraordinary event since it is part of the communitys 50th Anniversary celebration that has been ongoing since last May and ends this April. Since the third Thursday of March falls on St. Patricks Day, the Irish green theme will be prevalent as well. It all takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the buildings and grounds of the Sun City Center Central Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd.SCC FunFest planning has startedMembers of the 2012 Committee include Jane Keegan (chair), Mike Albanese and Bill Barron (Safety/Parking), John and Linda Bowker (Welcome), Sandi Cassel (Assignments), Kelly Emerson and Lyn Reitz (Operations), Phyllis and Bill Hodges (Publicity), Dave Birkett (Marketing), Fred Kroog and Uta Kuhn (Sponsors), Joanne Sudman (Vendors), John and Sue Lea (Food Vendors) and Judy Schings (Entertainment). FunFest is open to everyone and folks from surrounding communities are encouraged to attend to see the SCC lifestyle at its best. Put it on your calendar!Sun City Center FunFest planning commitee members.PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES David and Gretchen Meixner celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on December 29 surrounded by family, extended family and friends. The celebra tory dinner was held in the Florida Room in Sun City Center. Tributes to the couple were offered by their nine great grandchil dren, seven grandchildren and five children in attendance. Tributes were also given to these Ambassadors of Love by four adopted children who traveled from Kaliningrad, Russia; Vienna, Austria; and, Angleholm and Gothenberg, Sweden to participate in the event. Married on January 18, 1942, the couple was immediately separated by World War II. After the war ended they resided in San Antonio, TX until David was discharged. They then returned to their native Pennsylvania to raise their six children. They retired to Sun City Center 24 years ago. David, a surveyor and civil engineer and Gretchen a homemaker put out the interna tional welcome mat by way of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. They hosted more than 20 students in their home over their years of involvement. The success of their outreach was evidenced by the four attendees who traveled from faraway places to celebrate with their American family. As further evidence of the love they brought to the family, grand children and great grandchildren traveled from Montana, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jer sey to celebrate the lives of their Dandy and Pops. Many friends of the couple attended the event as well including Davids best friend of more than 65 years and Gretchens lunch bunch. DAVID and GRETCHEN MEIXNERCouple celebrates 70 years

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACK Y ARDSECTION BJANUAR Y 26, 2012 See TRIPS WORTH TAKING, page 7B TRIPS WORTH TAKINGHouston... Were A-Ok By WARREN RESEN NA TW A (North American Travel Journalists Association), JEANNE OCONNOR, photo journalist, W630@aol.comWill the last one leaving please turn out the lights, is a saying generally applied to a company going out of business. However this is not the case at the Kennedy Space Center. The manned space program that drew crowds to watch the spectacular sights and feel the vibrations of a rocket thundering off the launch pad with a group of people attached has been ended, for now. It was a thrill to be there for the event, hear the roar of engines and feel the ground shake even miles from the launch site. But even without the spectacular launches, visitors continue to stream through the gates of the KSC. What they came to see and experience in the past is still there, as informative and thrilling as ever. The newest visitor attraction at the KSC is the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) recently reopened for viewing after being closed to the public for 30 years. The VAB is where the final product was assembled before taking that long, slow ride to the launching pad. The VAB, is the fourth largest building in the world (in volume) and is the one visible in most KSC photos. Busses take visitors out to the famous launch pads where history was made when astronauts left earth for space. You can experience for yourself the sights, sounds and excitement of a shuttle launch back at the Visitors Complex. Interactive exhibits help you explore and understand the story of space and explain the Mars Rover now on its way to the Red Planet. The featured showings in the IMAX Theatres are mind boggling and you dont know what big really is until you stand beneath a Saturn rocket. There is so much happening at KSC that a full day is not nearly enough time to experience everything. A partial list of things to do and see would include the Astronaut Training Experience, NASA Rocket Garden and the ever popular Lunch with an Astronaut. Your admission ticket also gives you entry to the Astronaut Hall of Fame a few miles west of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. To visit the Kennedy Space Center on line, go to: www.ksc.nasa.gov/ Have you ever wondered why NASA headquarters is located in Houston, TX, more than 1,000 miles from Cape Canaveral? Keep reading. The area today known as Floridas Space Coast had its beginning long before the first rocket ascended to the heavens. Titusville was founded in 1867 and the citys historic downtown is a charming place to visit with buildings dating back to the late 1800s. There is a lot of history here. Downtown Titusville features the U.S. Spacewalk of Fame, with monuments to most of the launches. Just to the south is the Spacewalk Museum Victory Casino cruise ship at sea.The business end of the Saturn rocket.Gaming area of the Victory Casino ship.

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2B \000s "\011-\015,\015, \015-U,\026\015,\026\015\012,,\015 /U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, JANUARY 26, 2012 Details subject to change without notice. CGC 505726, CGC 1519880, CGC 019736. 2011 Minto Communities, LLC All Rights Reserved. Minto Communities 1 st Annual Winter Festival www.mintofla.com For More Information, Please Call: (888) 395-3974 SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 8 th 12 pm – 3 pm 1225 N. PEBBLE BEACH BLVD., SUN CITY CENTER, FL 33573 (Next to the Community Association North Campus Parking Lot) NORTH LAKES GOLF CLUB Join Minto for a Winter Festival full of fun! Featuring a car show, live music, ready to eat food for purchase and much more! Bring your pet along and enter the pet contest at 1 pm! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the music. If you are interested in participating as a vendor for this event please contact Channa at 813-314-2190, ext. 1223 or email ccalzone@minto a.com LIVE MUSIC! PET CONTEST! PRIZES FOR: – Best in Show – Best Pet/Owner Lookalike – Best Holiday Costume – Best Trained CAR SHOW! – Free Registration – Door Prizes for Car Entries – Plaques for Car Entry Winners

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JANUARY 26, 2012 3B Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 2/23/12. Coupons 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 pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate Better Business Bureau rates top scams The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year. Its new Scam Source (www. bbb.org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations with tips from BBB, law enforcement and others. Sign up to receive Scam Alerts by email. Scams are divided into nine major categories and the top scam is picked in each. They are listed below: Top Job Scam BBB sees lots of secret shopper schemes, work-from-home scams, and other phony job offers, but the worst job-related scam can dash your hopes and steal your identity. Emails, websites and online applications all look very professional, and the candidate is even inter viewed for the job (usually over the phone) and then receives an offer. In order to start the job, however, the candidate has to fill out a credit report or provide bank information for direct deposit of their paychecks. The online forms are nothing more than a way to capture sensitive personal data Social Security number, bank accounts, etc. that can easily be used for identity theft. And, of course, there is no job, either. Top Sweepstakes and Lottery Scam Sweepstakes and lottery scams come in all shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is almost always this: Youve won a whole lot of money, and in order to claim it you have to send them a smaller amount of money. Oh, and keep this confidential until theyre ready to announce your big winnings. This years top sweepstakes scam was undoubtedly the email claiming to be from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing that the recipient was the winner of $1 million from the popular social networking site. These kinds of scams often use celebrities or other famous names to make their offer seem more genuine. If you arent sure, dont click on the link but instead go directly to the homepage of the company mentioned. If they are really giving away $1 million, there will be some kind of announcement on their website. But dont waste too much time looking. Top Social Media/ Online Dating Scam On the Internet, its easy to pretend to be someone you are not. Are you really friends with all of your Friends on Facebook? Do you have a lot of personal information on a dating site? With so much information about us online, a scammer can sound like they know you. There are tons of ways to use social media for scams, but one this year really stands out because it appeals to our natural curiosityand it sounds like its coming from a friend. Viral videos claiming to show everything from grisly footage of Osama bin Ladens death to the latest celebrity hijinks have shown up on social media sites, often looking as if they have been shared by a friend. When you click on the link, you are prompted to upgrade your Flash player, but the file you end up downloading contains a worm that logs into your social media account, sends similar messages to your friends, and searches for your personal data. The next time you see a sensational headline for the latest viral video, resist the urge to peek. Top Home Improvement Scam Always near the top of BBB complaint data are home improvement contractors who often leave your home worse than they found it. They usually knock on your door with a story or a deal the roofer who can spot some missing shingles on your roof, the paver with some leftover asphalt who can give you a great deal on driveway resealing. Itinerant contractors move around, keeping a step ahead of the lawand angry consumers. The worst are those who move in after a natural disaster, taking advantage of desperate homeowners who need immediate help and may not be as suspicious as they would be under normal circumstances. A large per centage of BBBs Accredited Businesses are home contractors who want to make sure you know they are legitimate, trustworthy and dependable. Find one at www.bbb. org/search. Top Check Cashing Scam Two legitimate companies Craigs List and Western Union are used for an inor dinate amount of scamming these days, and especially check cashing scams. Heres how it works: Someone contacts you via a Craigs List posting, maybe for a legitimate reason like buying your old couch or perhaps through a scam like hiring you as a secret shopper. Either way, they send you a check for more than the amount they owe you, and they ask you to deposit it into your bank account and then send them the difference via Western Union. A deposited check takes a couple of days to clear, whereas wired money is gone instantly. When the original check bounces, you are out whatever money you wired and youre still stuck with the old couch. Top Phishing Scam Phishing is when you receive a suspicious phone call asking for personal information or an email that puts a virus on your computer to hunt for your data. Its almost impossible to avoid them if you have a telephone or an email account. But the most pernicious phishing scam this year disguised itself as official communication from NACHA the National Automated Clearing House Association which facilitates the secure transfer of billions of electronic transactions every year. The email claims one of your transactions did not go through, and it hopes you react quickly and click on the link before thinking it through. It may take you to a fake banking site verify your account information, or it may download malware to infiltrate your computer. Top Identity Theft ScamThere are a million ways to steal someones identity. This one has gotten so prevalent that many hotels are posting warnings in their lobby. Heres how it works: You get a call in your hotel room in the middle of the night. Its the front desk clerk, very apologetic, saying their computer has crashed and they need to get your credit card number again, or they must have gotten the number wrong because the transaction wont go through, and could you please read the number back so they can fix the problem? Scammers are counting on you being too sleepy to catch on that the call isnt from the hotel at all, but from someone outside who knows the direct-dial numbers for the guest rooms. By the time morning rolls around and you are clearheaded, your credit card has been on a major shopping spree.Top Financial Scam In challenging economic times, many people are looking for help getting out of debt or hanging on to their home, and almost as many scammers appear to take advantage of desperate situations. Because the federal government announced or expanded several mortgage relief programs this year, all kinds of sound-alike websites have popped up to try to fool consumers into parting with their money. 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4B January 26, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study 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 Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble. Sir Henry Royce 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 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 History of New Thought is topicSun City Center Unitarian Fellowship has invited Rev. Betty Martin Lewis, pastor of the Unity Community of Joy to speak at the Jan. 27 meeting, Coffee and conversation starts at 7 p.m., in the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb East, Sun City Center. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. The History of New Thought: How Unity and the Church of Religious Science have evolved from the Transcendentalists and other religions will be her subject. The Unity Community of Joy, is a non-creedal church, and is based in current religious scholarship. Unity inspires a spirit of peace, love, comfort and joy among its members. On Feb. 2, Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker will be the speaker. For more information call 813633-2349.Clem Ferris returns to South Bay ChurchSouth Bay Church located at 13498 US 301 North, Riverview will be hosting Clem Ferris, traveling minister, from Chapel Hill, N. C. the weekend of Jan. 27-29. For over 20 years, Clem has traveled nationally and internationally equipping Christian believers through a strong combination of teaching and prophetic ministry. If you have a desire to utilize your spiritual gifts to their full potential, South Bay invites you to attend any or all sessions, for an exciting weekend of impartation. Sessions will be: Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to Noon Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. For more information call 813677-0271 or visit www.southbay.ccChristian Womens Connection to meetChristian Womens Connection will present the February Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Club Renaissance on 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Mary Ellen House. Mary Ellen will explain how to be energetic, full of life, with a warm spirit. Seating begins at 11 a.m., program 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. For more information call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@ gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Feb. 6.Beth Israel Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood holds their February meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m., in the Henry Gibson Social Hall. The guest lecturer will be Dr. Cathy Hoffman, Clinical Director of Sensible Medicine, and founder of the Hoffman Clinic. Her topic and demonstration will be Chinese Medicine and Womens Health. The Clinics goal is to provide the best care possible by offering the very best of Eastern and Western doctrines. Dr. Hoffmans experience has spanned over 35 years. She is a Cerified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. The RoyalairesRoyalaires to performThe Royalaires from Circleville, Ohio, will be singing at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, 9912 Indiana Street, on Jan. 29. They have been privileged to travel to many places all over the country and twice to Fratersburg, Scotland. For over 20 years they have been a feature group on the Singing at Seas Southern Gospel Cruise with Templeton Tours of Boone, N.C. For the past 17 years they have been a feature group at First Baptist, Gibsonton. All are invited. Youre invited to the community sing South Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will facilitate the monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Maranatha Church of God located at 101 6th Avenue, Ruskin. Grace and Truth Fellowship International will be the hosting church. A Worship Prelude to the sing will begin @ at6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call (813) 6345585 for more information or visit www.shmasouthshores.orgCelebrate Valentines Day Knights of Columbus St. Anne Council 7210 invites you to their Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday Feb. 11, 6 9 p.m. at St. Joachim Hill in St. Anne Roman Catholic Church in Ruskin. The menu consists of Prime Rib, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Dessert. A photo keepsake of each couple will be included in the price of $15. Entertainment will be announced. For more information call 813672-3201 or email mikesutko@ verizon.net.Alzheimer Support Group to meetThe Samaritan Services Alzheimer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Carol Miller who will field questions about healthy, simple diets. For more information call the office at 634-9283 or Doris at 634-3489.Youre invited to a card partyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to their monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from noon until 3:30 pm in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They will have an assortment of desserts plus table and door prizes. Note that due to Lent they will not hold a card party in March but will resume in April. For more information call 813-2460.Singing ministry featuredSouthside Baptist hosts the Singing Ministry of Tom Smith on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Southside Baptist Church on 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. (4 miles south of College Ave. 674) A love offering will be accepted.

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January 26, 2012 5B 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 Area Places of Worship 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 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 WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. ........................Creason Hall (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. .................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaTurning problems into lessons, lessons into wisdom and wisdom into freedom. Elsie Green celebrates 100th birthday January 28, 2012On Jan. 28, 1912, Elsie Audley was born in Pleasantville, KY, near Jellico Creek, TN to John A. and Stella Sue Bruce. As a young child, Elsie, her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, moved to Knoxville, TN to secure work. At age 11 she secured her first job as a factory worker buttoning shirts, but was quickly released from that position for falling asleep in the restroom. That same year she drove her first Model-T Ford and at age 16 was made designated driver for the entire family. Also, Elsies mother purchased a piano, and 11-year-old Elsie learned to play with one finger. One night at church a pianist was needed and Elsies grandmother loudly proclaimed, Elsie can play. Embarrassed but determined to play, Elsie became a self-taught accomplished pianist. While living in Knoxville, Elsies mother and grandmother purchased large houses and added to the family income by renting rooms. Seeing the wisdom of this, Elsie purchased her first house at age 18 and did the same. The atomic age had come to nearby Oak Ridge, TN and many men needed a place to stay. This set the tone for Elsies real estate ventures. Once while returning to Tennessee from Miami, FL Elsie and her mother noticed a for sale sign on a motel and soon were the proud owners of the Royal Palm Motel on Lake Worth near West Palm Beach. On the property was a stand of coconut palms; in addition to being a hotel proprietor Elsie sold coconuts. During her time in Knoxville, Elsie and a friend began a storefront church that would later become the Oakwood Church of God and is now known as the Northwest Church of God, where Elsie is a charter member. Elsie married W. Ray Parton of Pigeon Forge, TN. (Mr. Partons family had sold their homeplace to President Roosevelt as part of the Smoky Mountain National Park.) Elsie and Ray moved to Etowah, TN, where Mr. Parton worked for L&N Railroad. Elsie participated in the local church as pianist, Sunday School teacher, and choir director. She also sang with the local ladies trio. In the 1960s Elsie moved back to Knoxville and resumed her work as church pianist for the Oakwood church, playing, singing and teaching as she had previously done. After the death of her husband Ray, Elsie married Falvius Green of Chattanooga, TN. Upon retirement they moved to Pigeon Forge, TN, where Elsie taught the Adult Sunday School class and played the piano at the Pigeon Forge Church of God. One of Elsies most memorable experiences was when Dolly Partons grandfather came to church and she accompanied him on the piano as he sang. During the summers, Elsie and Flavius lived in Pigeon Forge and became snow birds by spending winters in Florida. After several ELSIE GREENyears they moved to the Wimauma Church of God Campground. Elsie soon became the church organist. Thirty years later you can still find Elsie playing the organ for church services. She no longer sings, but her love for music remains steadfast. Elsie became a Christian as a young child and testifies today that her relationship with God is what keeps her going strong. She has been an outstanding business woman, providing for herself and family. She often gives good counsel whether spiritual, emotional or financial. She is respected and held in high esteem wherever she goes. It would take a book to tell all the stories of Elsies life and travels. At 100 years of age she is an inspiration to all. Her eldest beloved daughter Anna Jewel has gone to be with the Lord, but Elsie is cherished by her remaining family who lovingly call her Mother, MaMaw, or Great MaMaw. Elsie now resides at Sun Towers in Sun City Center, FL. On Jan. 28, 2012, at the Wimauma Church of God, from 2 to 4 p.m. Elsies friends and family will celebrate and honor a life well-lived and blessed by God. Do not miss Januarys Fantastic Friday! Margaret Davis, a delightful Christian entertainer will fill your hearts with laughter. The event begins at 6 p.m. for dinner followed by the show at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. The catered menu will feature an Italian Feast including salad, Italian Roast Beef, Chicken Parmesan and Pasta Primavera and all the trimmings. Entertainer Margaret Davis and her friends.Ventriloquist to performThe dinner/show tickets featuring celebrity ventriloquist Margaret Davis are $17 per person and the show is only $5. You can purchase the next two shows (March 16 and May 11) for $50. Tickets are available for purchase following the 10 a.m. service, on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon in the Narthex. The January 27 show only tickets are available the night of the performance.Models walk the catwalk The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be holding their annual Spring Fashion Show, Singing into Spring, at noon on Thursday, March 29, at Community Hall. The cost of the ticket is $25. The event will feature a served buffet lunch from Carrabbas Restaurant and fashions from Chicos of Brandon. A portion of the proceeds will go to help benefit the Food Pantry of Lady of Guadalupe Church. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 1 at the CCW meeting and on February 6, 7, 8 14, 15 in Conesa Center from 9 to 11 a.m.Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. Proverbs 10:14

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6B JANUARY 26, 2012 Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.FEBRUARY EVENTS Fitness Challenge Sign up to do for the 50th on SCC Fitness Center equipment by the end of February (started in January). A March award ceremony will celebrate accomplishments. For SCC Community Association members only. Info: Karen Johnson 634-6562. Friday, February 10 The Fabulons offer Motown, s, Doo-Wop, classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles and lots more. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 7 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($19) and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Sunday, February 12 Follies Birthday Bash by The Pelican Players. A special performance for SCCs 50th Anniversary. Comedy, singing and dancing. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to Public. Tickets ($5) at Atrium, SCC Central Campus. Info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Thursday, February 16 Golf Tournament & Banquet at the Sandpiper Golf Course. $200 team fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, cash prizes, awards and banquet at CA Community Hall. Registration at 11 a.m.; tee time 12:30 p.m. Open to public. Info: Chuck/Gerri Roth 642-0679 Sunday, February 19 Simply Streisand Carla DelVillaggio recreates the excitement of Barbra Streisands high-energy vocals and the gossamer beauty of her tender ballads. CA Community Hall. 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($13) and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 Loss of 3 Florida panthers in early 2012Florida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, but FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared females giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known number of panther deaths. Today, an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species live in Florida. Panthers almost disappeared from the wild in this state when their numbers fell to fewer than 30 in the 1970s. Since then, their population has been increasing.Collisions with vehicles continues to be the greatest source of human-caused mortality to this long-tailed cat that can weigh up to 160 pounds and grow to 6 feet or longer. Already, in just the first week of 2012, there were two documented deaths of panthers hit by vehicles on highways in Collier County, where the greatest concentration of panthers in the state is found. The third fatality was caused by a fight with another panther. Among the 24 documented panther deaths in 2011, nine deaths, or more than a third, were due to collisions with vehicles.Florida panther deaths are most often the result of one of two things: collisions with vehicles or aggression from other panthers, said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled Species Management Section at the FWC. We cant control panthers fighting when they are defending their territory; that is a part of nature. But we can do something about human-caused panther mortalities. People who slow down and drive carefully in rural areas, especially where panther crossings are identified, can make a difference in conservation of this endangered species. It is especially important to slow down and keep a careful lookout at dawn or dusk, when panthers are most likely to be on the move, Frohlich said. The FWC continues to work with many partners to conserve and increase habitat available to panthers on both public and private lands. This is a critical step to ensuring the survival of panthers, the official state animal of Florida. People are encouraged to report sightings of an injured or dead panther by calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. Another option is texting Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). For more information go to www. floridapanthernet.org.FWC PHOTOSA motion-activated camera captured an adult male Florida panther on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in SW Florida. A kittens blue eyes gradually turn amber within several months.

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JANUARY 26, 2012 7BHouston...Were A-Ok The Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA.almost all leave you in more debt than when you started. Top Sales Scam Sales scams are as old as humanity, but the Internet has introduced a whole new way to rip people off. Penny auctions are very popular because it seems like you can get something useful cameras, computers, etc. for way below retail. But you pay a small fee for each bid (usually 50 to $1) and if you arent the winner, you lose that bid money. Winners often are not even the top bidder, just the last bidder when time runs out. Although not all penny auction sites are scams, some are being investigated as online gambling. BBB recommends you treat them the same way you would legal gambling in a casino know exactly how the bidding works, set a limit for yourself, and be prepared to walk away before you go over that limit. Scam of the Year Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people have gotten emails that very much look like an official notice from BBB or other well known organizations with the subject line of something like Complaint Against Your Business. The instructions tell the recipient to either click on a link or open an attachment to get the details. If the recipient does either, a malicious virus is launched on their computer... a virus that can steal banking information, passwords and other critical pieces of information needed for cyber-theft. Anyone who has opened an attachment or clicked on a link should run a complete system scan using reputable anti-virus software. If your computer is networked with others, all machines on the network should be scanned, as well.Scams eclectically decorated and a fun place to visit. The food is excellent and the menu offers just about anything a patron would want. Dixie Crossroads has been in the same location for a long time, always a good recommendation. There is something else the Space Coast has that might come as a surprise to anyone not familiar with this area of Florida. While the eyes of the world looked skyward during the launches, those familiar with all the Space Coast has to offer also looked down. Floridas Space Coast bills itself as an area rich in nature, something probably lost on a public focused on rockets. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, is a 140,000 acre tract of natural lands open to the public and home to endangered wildlife. Neighboring Canaveral National Seashore offers 24 miles of undeveloped beach. Indian River Lagoon, the areas rivers, and other natural areas too numerous to list here offer wildlife viewing, paddling, hiking, fishing, biking and any other outdoor activity in which you might be interested. You can enjoy doing something different each day of your visit. Your home base during your visit to the Space Coast should be easy to return to from daily outings. My suggestion would be to stay in the area just west of downtown Titusville at Exit 215 (Rte. 50) and I-95. There are many hotels and motels from which to choose. I stayed at the new Fairfield Inn/Marriott, an attractive, clean, reasonably priced lodging with restaurants within walking distance. This is an excellent location for day trips to the Kennedy Space Center, local trips and even Orlando, just 45 minutes to displaying all sorts of memorabilia from many space programs which were donated by the people of NASA who actually worked on the launches. These are free to visitors. Titusvilles shops and restaurants come as a delightful surprise to those thinking they will just be seeing things relating to the Kennedy Space Center. A major consideration on any trip is where to eat. The national chains are convenient, if boring. My favorite Titusville restaurant is the unique world famous Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant. It is large, the west. There is one more stop you should be aware of while you are in the area, Port Canaveral just to the south of Titusville. This is where the Disney Cruise ships depart. For those of you who like to try your luck at gaming, there is a new ship you can visit for an afternoon or evening cruise, the Victory Casino a U. S. flagged ship, docked at the Port. The ship, launched in August of 2011, offers two 5-hour cruises daily except Sundays. Buffet dining, live entertainment and of course a large selection of table games and slots are available to passengers. Victory Casino Cruises leave from Port Canaverals Cruise Terminal #2. For more information go to Victory Casino Cruises.com. The answer as to why NASA headquarters is located in Houston, TX, and not Florida was because President Lyndon Johnson wanted something for his constituents back in Texas. It had nothing to do with logistics. It was strictly political. THE OBSERVER NEWSWhere your sales projections meet their Target Audience. www.observernews.netNan Kirk 813-925-6106 Vilma Stillwell 813-925-6113

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100JANUAR Y 26, 2012 THE SHOPPER To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer. 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONAL We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 280 PETSRead the entire newspaper online to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost New T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate F riday & S aturday, 1/27 & 1/28, 8am-2pm. 108 Cactus F lower L ane, S CC. V intage Pyrex, tea cart, dishes, craft supplies, smalls & misc. Big sale. T ools, fishing tackle, guns, golf clubs/ balls, army boots, uniforms, quilting fabric, books, furniture, clothes, much more. Yard full. 902 El Rancho, SCC. Jan 27 & 28, 8am-2pm. Huge community yard sale. F riday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. North Lake & Middle L ake, S CC. F ollow signs. W. Del Webb, South Pebble Beach G arage sale. Electronics, knickknacks, jewelry, golf clubs, etc. Jan. 27 & 28, 8am-2pm 602 Winterbrooke Way, SCC. Harriettes moving sale. Manatee RV Park, 6301 US 41 South, Ruskin. Lot 63. Saturday, 8am-2pm. Everything must go. Yard sale. Cypress Landing Assoc. off Del Webb West, SCC. Jan 27 & 28, 8am-1pm. Something for everyone. Above The Rest SCC upscaled resale shop. 813633-5013 This weeks specials: Old tin toys, 1950s Girl Scout items, artwork, furniture, Roseville, Hull, Fenton, purses, jewelry, much more. New items daily. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., between, CVS & Winn Dixie Big yard sale. Tools, clothes, dishes, lawn ornaments. Saturday, 7am3pm. 2011 Park V illage D r., R uskin. (off 21st Ave., SE) Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WINTER BLOW OUT SALE50% OFF all coats and jacketsPlus, the secret sale 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINS(will pay as well or more than hotel/ motel buyers, depending on market) Dont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS 312 ESTATE SALES 314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLEDale Earnhart model race car collection with model haulers, also collection of 45 model cars & trucks with nice curio case. Pictures of Dale Earnhart & Richard Petty All for $525 813-633-8840 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 360 GOLF CARTSBogey Bills Golf Cars Cruise Car, Loadmaster trailer, Club Car, E-Z Go. New, custom, restoration, rebuilds, rentals, solar, LSV upgrades, SVC, seasonal storage, parts, charger repair & Trojan batteries. 2202 US 41 S. Ruskin. 813-649-8099 390 MISC. FOR SALE2 person hot tub, green marble, red wood frame with cover, Like new, used 7mos.. Cost $2,600 asking $995. 603-848-3243 Apollo Beach Troy bilt 3550 watt generator mounted on wheels. Briggs engine, 6.75hp OH V L ike new condition. A sking $325 obo. 813-649-1251 Pennsylvania House dining room set, glass top, 4x6 table, 2 pedes tal w/ 6 chairs $1,000. Kenmore double microwave w/ oven $200. Maytag dishwasher $100. OBO 850-339-1349 Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. (4) bargain price plots for sale. R etail $2,395 each, asking $1,600 each. Can trade up. 813641-0205 395 WANTED TO BUY I Buy Old Baseball CardsCall Ed for best prices.(813) 361-2493 Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & T rade Directory NETTIES ESTATE SALES1620 Faxton Dr.(off W. Del Webb Blvd.)Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Jan. 26-277 a.m. to NoonContents Include: Like New HAVERTYS Sectional Sleeper/Chaise Lounger Sofa, Loveseat, Dining Room Table, Entertainment Center, La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliner, Swivel Rockers, Office Desk, Roll Top Desk, Kitchen Table w/Chairs on Casters, Hutch, Microwave Carts, Organ, Console Stereo, Drexel King Size Bedroom Set, White Wicker Bedroom Set, Bookcases, Glassware, Kitchenware, Clothing/Bedding, Singer Sewing Machine, Small Deep Chest Freezer, Collectible Coca-Cola Cooler, Patio Set, Tools, Household, Garage, & Misc. Items & more.PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! RUMMAGE SALE

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THE SHOPPER JANUArR Y 26, 2012 PROF. SERVICES650 RENNTA ALS600 TRANANSPORTA A TIONN450 REAAL ESTA A TE500 M.H. HOUUSINNG550 511 hoHOUsesSES forFOR sSAleLE SERVICES700 MAARINNE400 425 SlipsLIPS orOR StorTORAgeGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage 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, 813-690-1836, 813-849-1469, 461 TrRAvel VEL TrRAilersILERSFleetwood 2008 Prowler 28ft, 12ft slide, central air/ heat 27 HDTV, 2yr warranty, 2 door refrigerator. Clear title SCC. $17,500. 865-805-1590 511 HoOUsesSES ForOR SAleLEDont buy your new construction home without calling me 1st. I rebate 50% of my commission to you, which can be thousands. Charles Rutenberg RE, 813-789-2022 leave message. 565 M.H. iIN PArRKsS(3) mobile homes in 55+ Riverhaven MHP, Ruskin. $5,000 to free. To an approved applicant, contact manager 813-763-5475 14x56 Manatee, 2br/1ba, newly remodeled, sunroom, huge shed, screened room. Neptune Village, 2320 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Lot 263. $12,000. 989-928-0800 Waterfront doublewide MH (on Little Manatee mouth) Ruskin. 2br/2ba, lanai, laundry room, furnished. Must sell $30,000 negotiable. 410-6611110 or 443-684-9069 1971 Shultz, MH, 12x48, 1 bedroom, large screened room. Lot 83 in Paradise MHP. $6,500. US 41S. 813-649-1744 or 240-320-3681 Only home located on the peninsula on the Little Manatee River. Chulavista Landings, 55+ park. Recently remodeled, workshop, large laundry, much more. Call Gail 813-645-1411 610 WAterfro TERFRONtT ReENtT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking / plus deposit. No pets. 813-8505217, 813-863-6123, 813-8636124611 HoOUsesSES forFOR reRENtT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 Apollo Beach 2br/1ba W/D hookup, carport, large storage shed. $825 monthly, $825 security. Very clean. Immediate occupancy. 813-4808237 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. forFOR ReENtTFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin 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 613 CoONDosOS forFOR ReENtT bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. dishwasher. Quiet. 813642-0681 or 813-645-4145 614 DDUplePLEX forFOR ReENtT live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 Nice 2br/1ba duplex apt, unfurnished, inside utility. $750 monthly plus security. 813-361-3672 Owner/ realtor. 615 Tow OWNhomesHOMES forFOR reRENtTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Call 813-677-8701. Available now630 M.H. ReENtT AlsLSRV for rent on private lot. 25 miles E. of Ruskin on SR 674. All utilities included in the rent. $100 weekly. 813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481 A A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, unfurnished, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813-677-4796 645 officeOFFICE spSP AceCE 646 WArehoREHOUseSE SpP AceCEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 p 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 A ADUltLT/ChilHILD CAreREHHA/ Caregive/ housekeeping/ companion. Flexible hours. A heart & trained. Call Janice 813-3338405 Now accepting applications for enrollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school. Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087 Caregiver/ companion. Will take care of your love one. Live-out. Monday through Saturday, 16yrs experience. References on request. 813-334-6168 Caregiver /companion, live-in capable. Loving care for your family member. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 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 704JUNK RemovEMOV AlLHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813447-6123 705 CleLEANiINgGAffordable, reliable house cleaning. We provide the cleaning products. Weekly, biweekly, one time. For free estimate call Ellice 813-419-4211Please Recycle This PaperOEENE Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 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 JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFUL CLEARED ACREAGE right in town, close to main Hwy. and new subdivisions. This 4.66 acre lot will make a great little farm, a perfect spot for your dream home, and an investment for future development. $125,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN -GREAT COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Work from home, in this 1-acre beautiful lot with 2,600 sq.ft. of well maintained house and offices, 2-car garage + 2-car carport, huge oaks, circular driveway, lots of road frontage, great location, CG zoning. $259,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 WINTER/RETIREMENT M/HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY: 2BR/2BA, split plan, large enclosed Fla-Room, screened porch, carport, and utility shed, it is furnished and ready to move in. Community has pool & clubhouse. Fees are only $72/month. $42,000. CALL CAIRE TORT 363-7250 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 NEW PRICE REDUCTION!! $299,900 OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-car garage for the car-lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river -out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 COUNTRY BUT CLOSE! Looking for room to roam? Put your home on this 8+ acres piece with no close neighbors. Priced at $99,000 and septic in place. Property zoned for 5 homes. Have your whole family close. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CAN YOU DIG IT?? Great pieces of dirt in various sizes to meet variety of needs.Waterfront lot in Ruskin is oversized and has very nice view and close distance to bay and river. $99,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 14 ACRES IN CONVENIENT LOCATION suitable for home, farming, development. Bank wants it sold at $155,000. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT HOME with 2BR/2BA, within minutes and no bridges to Tampa Bay, boat lift, quiet neighborhood, lots of personality, and so much more! Asking $199,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 1BR/1.5BA, enclosed lanai on golf course, furnished, W/D ... $14,500 2BR/2BA, screened porch, W/D, owner financing.............. $23,500 YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), large A/C, utility room..... $32,800 Very well maintained, hardwood floors in living area, tiles in BA & kitchen, large MBR & MBA, utility closet with washer & dryer, screened porch overlooking lake. Not a short sale!) This Apollo Beach home has laminate floors, enclosed addition, remodeled BA, and inside utility room. Large fenced backyard, perfect for children, pets, and privacy. in Ruskin. Cleared, zoned for home or manufactured home, these 2 adjacent lots offer privacy and elbow room for your family, pets and toys. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250

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