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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 2, 2012 Volume 56 Number 2 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS A local travel agent realizes her dream of visiting Africa. Read the details and see more photos on page 17 Southshore Market lived up to expectations last weekend. See Mitch Traphagens photos on page 18 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: East Bay Bucs youth football and cheerleading squads kick off25 years of success PHotoOTO CourtesOURTESY ofOF JasonASON HillmanHILLMANThe East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League is celebrating 25 years of success. Registration for 2012 begins Feb. 4. By %  MItTCH TraRAPHaAGEN mitch@observernews.netGIBSONTON What began as a dream from prominent local businessmen 25 years ago has come full circle. This year, the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading organization will kick off a season better than ever and with sights set on a new home. The East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League, Inc. is a Florida non-profit organization that sponsors youth cheerleading and full contact football teams for children ages 6 to 14. The organization is a member of the Gulf Coast Youth Football Conference (GCYFC). All coaches and board members are unpaid volunteers. In 2010, organization president Jason Hillman and other board members began meeting with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) officials and Hillsborough County Parks administrators to secure a permanent home for the organization at Vance Vogel Park in Gibsonton. Practices had been held at the park since 1990, but until now, the games had been held at East Bay High School. On January 26, Hillman received written approval for the proposal. The East Bay Buccaneers organization will A dream comes full circle...fully fund the project and the facilities needed at the park. With the organizations direction firmly in place, open registration for the 2012 season will take place at Vance Vogel Park on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration for returning children will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Up to 360 athletes, 180 enrolled in football and 180 enrolled in the cheerleading squad, will kick off the season as practices begin in July. The football squad is broken into five divisions based on the age and weight of the child. The East Bay Buccaneers are part of a league of 10 organizations, with game days on Saturday beginning in August. At a date yet to be determined during the season, the organization is planning a 25th anniversary celebration to honor founders Howard Corr, Harley Burnett, Dave Sutherland, and Gary Moore; local sponsors; and the thousands of young people who passed through the program, some of whom have gone from participant to volunteer coach over the course of those years. The organization is also seeking donations from the community and See EAST BAY BUCS, page 3The Sun CCity CCenter Woodcarvers made a big splash at the Florida Winter NNational Art E Expo and CCompetition. See page 15Designing retirees may put their marks on new buildings By MEELODY JAMEESONN%  SUN CITY CENTER If youre an inveterate better mouse trap builder, theres a community association committee here that wants to hear from you resident creative thinkers. As design of proposed structures anchoring the central campus capital improvements moves from concept phase to formalized planning, an ad hoc committee is taking shape to serve as conduit between participating residents and professional architect. Their objective is collection of all the sketches, illustrative photographs and ideas in narrative form that Sun City Center Community Association members want to contribute for a review aimed at developing a consensus design that can be implemented architecturally. The short term committee, announced this week by the CA to function through the design process, will be led by Directors Al Alderman and Howie Griffin, according to Ed Barnes, CA president. Noting the considerable amount of talent residing in Sun City Center, Barnes added that he figures several individual CA members with pertinent experience will be interested in joining the directors for the review procedure. The CA leader pointed out the community is home to a wide array of retired professionals, including those coming from the worlds of architecture, engineering, graphic arts, site planning and related fields of endeavor. Many of these folks already have their vision of the renewed campus and have said so at the community meetings we held on the long term plan, Barnes said. Now I hope they will come forward and bring their ideas for the building appearances with them. The same sentiment was expressed by Carlos Molnar, principal architect with SOL Design Studio in Tampa which developed the preliminary campus concepts that initiated community conversations about the project. Molnar emphasized it is very common Architect Carlos MolnarSee SCC ARCHITECTURE, page 11Legislators support HCIUnique, successful correctional institution is gaining support By MEELODY JAMEESONN%  BALM Bolstered by a firsthand look inside the Hillsborough Correctional Institution here last week, local legislators took the campaign to keep the uniquely successful female prison open to Tallahassees top tier this week. Five area lawmakers from both houses of the legislature Senator Ronda Storms as well as Representatives Rich Glorioso, Rachel Burgin, Betty Reed and Darryl Rouson met with Gov. Rick Scotts chief of staff, Steve MacNamara, Monday morning to underscore HCIs importance to its 275 inmates, its 130 staff members, its 400 plus volunteers, its parent agency, the surrounding region, and to society in general. Following the session, Glorioso told The Observer that MacNamara listened carefully and understood the lawmakers positions. Signals pointing to whether Floridas Department of Corrections will or will not back off its stated intention to close the faith-based, character-building facility with an outstandingly low recidivism rate could come as early as weeks end, he added. MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTOState and county leaders had an opportunity to inspect during their tour of HCI the many items inmates create and donate to charity. Peggy Smith, Hillsborough County development services director, was particularly interested in fabric articles made in the prison sewing center. The value of these products donated to charity is estimated at $200,000 per year. See HCI SUPPORT, page 16

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2 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 IntroducingRevolutionary Advancement in Permanent Hair Replacement for Men and Women1st in the Tampa Bay Area ~ As seen on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and Rachael RayFeaturingThe Latest in Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation10:30AM-11:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast 11:00AM-1:30PM PresentationLocation: Club Renaissance2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Reservations Required by December 9th Call: (813) 975-3223 or Email: info@jasinfacial.com www.jasinfacial.com You Are Cordially Invitedto a Cosmetic Surgery SeminarMonday, December 12, 2011 Michael E. Jasin, MD Selected One of America's Top 100 PhysiciansInternational Speaker and Instructor AAAHC Fully Accredited Facility Monday, February 13th Reservations Required by February 10th CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Dream decorating starts here... CARPET$196LAMINATE$309SHUTTERS$1895HUNTER DOUGLAS WINDOW TREATMENTSHARDWOOD$634TILE$309INSTALLED* Many styles and colors INSTALLED* While supply lasts! INSTALLED* Beautifully installed!Rebates now available!INSTALLED* 50 Year Guarantee! INSTALLED* While supply lasts! S.F. S.F. S.F. S.F. S.F. Seated, left to right, are: Hud Richard, Char Treadway, Vivian Hodgkin. Standing, left to right, are: Bruce Arnold, Joanne Sudman, Ellen McGovern, Terry McGovern, and Evelyn Lunsford. All are members of the Relay for Life Steering committee. The steering committee for the Relay for Life of Sun City Center is at the gazebo on the north campus of the SCC Community Association displaying the purple ribbons they hope will paint the town purple February through April 10-11. The effort will highlight the commu nitys commitment to the American Cancer Societys goal of Celebrating More Birthdays. Teams, for a small donation, will provide a purple ribbon to tie on lampposts, golf carts, etc. to emphasize community support for the American Cancer Society's signature event, the Relay for Life. The event is scheduled for April 10-11, at Trinity Baptist Church.Paint the town purpleCarnival Glass exhibited through March 15thPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum are hosting an exhibit of vintage Carnival Glass through March 15th. Carnival Glass is pressed glass that has an iridescent coating, first produced in 1907 and continues to be made today in limited quantities. Carnival Glass received its name because it was used as prizes at carnivals and fairs and manufacturers could make it cheaply enough for this purpose. It was also available for purchase just like any other household goods. This exhibit is available for viewing courtesy of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club. The address of the park and museum is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Admission is free, though donations are encouraged. Operating hours are Tuesday through Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 941-721-2034.

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DeVol, D.D.S., P.A., Practicing Dentistry for 23 YearsChuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience727 Cortaro Drive (Burger King Plaza) Open: Monday Thursday 8:30 5:00 New Patients & Emergencies Are Always WELCOME PATIENT REWARDSRefer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit toward your next visit. Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply. sponsorships from area businesses to help fund their new home field. Donations can be sent to the East Bay Buccaneers, PO Box 599, Gibsonton, FL, 33535. For information on how you can help, email info@eastbaybucs.org. Anytime you have an organization that has been devoted to youth program for that long is a huge accomplishment, organization president Jason Hillman said. Im glad that I can be a part of this first class organization during this special time. It takes a lot of unpaid volunteers to run this organization and I would like to say thank you to everyone that has been or is a part of this organization. For information about the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League, visit their website at www.eastbaybucs. org. For registration on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, Vance Vogel Park is located at 13010 Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton.East Bay Bucs%  Hillsborough Sheriffs resources successfully applied in Kings Point By MELODY JAMESON%  KINGS POINT Multiple aspects of the Hillsborough Sheriffs public safety resources were concentrated here Saturday, responding to an emergency ultimately defused without any injury. The situation began to unfold Saturday afternoon when HCSO personnel were alerted that a KP resident was threatening to do himself harm, J.D. Callaway, the departments communications director, said this week. In such circumstances, identities usually are not made public. Anticipating that one or more weapons could be involved within the condominium community where villas in duplex configurations are clustered in neighborhoods, patrol units began to converge on the Lancaster area at mid-afternoon. Soon, the departments helicopter was overhead and members of the HCSO Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) followed. All told, more than a dozen officers were on the scene for the several hours required to bring it safely to conclusion, Callaway said. Deputies secured the area and remained in place as a dialogue was opened successfully with the resident who spoke with officers from inside his home, Callaway indicated. The negotiation, focused on conditions and needs, was conducted mostly by the departments especially-trained personnel and continued for about three hours, HCSO reports show. Eventually, officers were able to take the resident into protective custody and transport him for medical attention without any further incident, Callaway said. While hundreds of Kings Pointers became aware of the strong police presence and for hours could only speculate on the reasons, no actual damage to persons or property was reported. Callaway acknowledged that the sheriffs office resources applied in the situation combined to become a considerable show of force. However, in such circumstances, when the outcome remains uncertain for a span of time and unfolding events cannot be predicted, he added, the safety of both the public and of officers at the scene are concerns that demand precautions. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Community garage sale for boy wounded on New Years Eve a successA community garage sale held last week to benefit Diego Duran, the boy wounded by celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve was a success. According to organizer Bruce Marsh, people would drop off $30 worth of stuff, buy $20 worth and say keep the change. Event volunteers said that hundreds of people passed through the sale within the first few hours on Saturday, buying up nearly half of the donated goods available for sale. According to the latest updates from the Friends of Diego Duran Facebook page, Diego is continuing his long road to recovery and has successfully completed a major surgery and his doctors are hoping another, more complicated surgery may be avoided. Last week, he was able to walk down a hospital corridor with his father. The family thanks everyone in the community for the support they have received since the incident last month. The garage sale was held at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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4 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 INCOME TAXThe qualied accountants at Condential Accounting offer just what I need for my small business and individual needs! Make an appointment today and receive your FREE Pocket Organizer and Pen!813-641-3603$30 OFF on Services!Limit 1 coupon per clientAre you prepared? www.CondentialAccountingRuskin.com in Service! Cancellation of Debt WE CAN PREPARE YOUR 2011 TAXES(Personal and Corporate) (LLC, S Corp., Corporations) Sun City Center TravelworldRick Simonson, Regional Sales Director, will provide a program on the new Sun City Center Travelworld(813) 634-3318 By William Hodges Make the best of time you are given 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 Have you ever compared your life to a timepiece? If your life were a clock, would you be moving slow and easy in a shadowy world, like a sundial? Maybe youre the Big Ben type, who regularly proclaims the time with great noise and fury. Then there is the shrill alarm clock that shakes us out of our slumber. Maybe youre the type of clock that runs just a little bit fast, or on the other hand, one that loses time every day. They say even a broken clock is right twice a day, so no matter the type of timepiece you liken yourself to, you have a place in the world. I found a poem that I really like. I dont know the author, as Ive seen several versions attributed to different people. The title of the poem is Lifes Clock, and it can do to get started. organized, begin to think organization. If you think yourself sloppy and disorganized, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Begin cleaning up the clutter. A great deal of time can be lost looking for misfiled or misplaced documents night in a quiet place and think about what you must accomplish for the next day. Make a list of the five or ten most important tasks. ruptions to distract you from your stated goals. Dont be the person at whose desk everyone stops to talk. to do. Have a plan in mind for accomplishing the things most important to you. Most of us have a tendency to do the easy tasks first, leaving the hard or distasteful ones until later. Tackle these tasks when you are fresh. truly wasting time, you are wasting life. However, dont forget that time spent for your enjoyment is never wasted time. Once you have decided to take the day off, make a conscious decision not to feel guilty about it. Feeling guilty will not get the time back and will defeat the medicinal benefits of the off-time. quires us to make choices. For instance, rather than running late all day, cancel one appointment. If you have six meetings, you will miss one but be on time for five. There will be fewer people upset with you and you will be in control. The clock of life is wound but once, and once is enough if you have the right attitude toward the use of your time. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com reads like this. The clock of life is wound but once ... And no man has the power ... To tell just when the hands will stop ... At late or early hour. To lose ones wealth is sad indeed ... To lose ones health is more ... To lose ones soul is such a loss ... As no man can restore. The present only is our own. Live, Love, faith in Tomorrow for the clock may then be still. amount of time and we cannot expand upon that time, the only thing we can do is to be sure we get the most out of our allotted time. To do that, we must establish a proper attitude. Here are some things you Funds available for small businessesHillsborough Countys new Small Business Job Creation Program still has more than $250,000 available for small business owners to hire new employees. To qualify, small business owners have to attend a minimum of four hours of business workshops and/or counseling sessions and meet specific requirements, such as having 10 employees or less; jobs created must be full-time (36 hours) and last the required threemonth employment period; businesses must have a Hillsborough County business tax receipt; new employees must be residents of Hillsborough County; businesses must be located in Hillsborough County; and businesses may be reimbursed for up to three created jobs. Additional requirements are listed on the program application. Small business owners can download an application and more information from the Hillsborough County Small, Minority Business Development Sections Web page at:www. jcponline.org. The applications will be accepted on a first-come/ first-serve basis until the program funding runs out. For additional information, contact the Hillsborough County Small, Minority Business Development Section at 813914-4028.

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X 8 5 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 5 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. 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 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 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, Feb. 2 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Ella & JT from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Music by Bert & Sassy from 1 to 5 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Monday, Feb. 6 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Love bingo?The Sons of The American Legion, Post 148, 7240 Hwy. 301, Riverview, welcomes the public for Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday; Steak Bingo at 2 p.m. Saturday; Fish Fry, starting at $7, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. All monies raised are used for charity. Recent donations went to an eleven-year-old raising funds to join a People to People trip to Australia and a donation to Liberty Manor Inc., a home for veterans in transition. The Summerfield Ladies Club has started its year with a new slate of officers, a renewed energy, and plans for a great year. The club meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursdays of each month with a regular business meeting on the first and a fun outing on the third. The club sponsors Cash Bingo on the fourth Thursday of each month with dessert and drinks furnished and open to the public. All meeting times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. For more information, call (813) 677-4610. Final plans are being made for the club sponsored Summerfield Crossings Spring Community Wide Garage Sale. This is a bi-annual project and has great participation by community residents. Visitors and new members are always welcomed by the club members.Summereld Ladies Club starts new year Eastern Silverliners International to meetThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive North, Tampa for a luncheon and meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Hillsborough County residents may call Barbara Reed at (813) 671-3078 or Adrienne Love at (813) 677-2909. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights February 2-8Family 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. Teen Advisory Board Meeting* For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. 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. Valentines Crafts & Gifts* For children ages 5-12. Join children's librarian in creating Valentine's crafts and gifts to take home. Registration is required. Call 273-3652 or stop by the Information Desk. This is school early release Monday. 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. *Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional LibraryAmericanism Coloring Contest heldCongratulations to the following students who entered the Americanism Coloring Contest sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108: Category K-2nd grade: 1st Place -Crystal Espinoza from Gibsonton Elementary School; Catherine Kraack from Coleen Bevis Elementary School; and Sophia Orrego from Alafia Elementary School. Category 3rd-4th grade: 1st Place -Ashlyn Edmonds from Seffner Elementary School; Parker Cote from Fishhawk Creek Elementary School; and Seth Martinez from Gibsonton Elementary School. Students in 5th grade were asked to write an essay on What does the Statue of Liberty stand for? First place winner is Savannah Woodham from Gibsonton Ele mentary School; second place is Katie Warren from Colleen Bevis Elementary School; and third place is Tommy Peraud from Alafia Elementary School. A luncheon was held for the students and their family members and with the support from the Post members and Mens Auxiliary members of VFW Post 8108 each first place student received a certificate and check in the amount of $75; second place students received a certificate and check in the amount of $50; and third place students received a certificate and check in the amount of $25. The Americanism Contest is held and sponsored each year by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108.

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6 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Special Situations You also need to be aware that there are some special financial situations that require you to file a tax return, even if your gross income falls below the IRS filing requirement. For example, if you had net earnings from selfemployment in 2011 of $400 or more, or if you owe any special taxes to the IRS such as alternative minimum tax or IRA tax penalties, youll probably need to file. To figure this out, the IRS offers a page on their website called Do You Need to File a Federal Income Tax Return? that includes a list of financial situations and a series of questions that will help you determine if youre required to file, or if you should file (if youre due a refund). You can access this page at www.doyouneed2file.info, or you can get help over the phone by calling the IRS helpline at 800829-1040. Check Your State Even if youre not required to file a federal tax return this year, it doesnt necessarily mean youre also excused from filing state income taxes. Check on that with your state tax agency before concluding youre entirely in the clear. For links to state and local tax agencies see taxadmin.org click on Links. Tax Help If you do need to file a tax return this year, you can get help through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (or TCE) program. Sponsored by the IRS, TEC provides free tax preparation and counseling to middle and low income taxpayers, age 60 and older. Call 800-906-9887 to locate a service near you. Also check with AARP, a participant in the TCE program that provides free tax preparation at around 6,100 sites nationwide. To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site call 888-227-7669 or visit aarp.org/ findtaxhelp. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Dear Savvy Senior What are the 2011 IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors? I had to file and pay federal income taxes last year, but my income dropped and Im wondering if Im exempt this year. Recently Retired Dear Retired, According to the Tax Policy Center, 56 percent of retirees will not have to file or pay federal income taxes this year mainly because their incomes are under the IRS filing threshold. Heres a breakdown of the 2011 filing requirements along with a few other tax tips to help you determine if you need to file. IRS Requirements If your gross income is below the IRS filing limits, you probably wont have to file a federal tax return this year. Gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not including Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately. You probably dont have to file this year if: gross income was less than $9,500 ($10,950 if youre 65 or older). and your gross income was under $19,000. If you or your spouse is 65 or older, the limit increases to $20,150. And if youre both over 65, your income must be under $21,300 to not file. and your gross income was below $12,200 ($13,650 if age 65 or older). ly and your income was less than $3,700. with a dependent child and your gross income was less than $15,300 ($16,450 if age 65 or older). By Jim Miller 2011 Tax Filing Requirements for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIOR 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.. Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl Party presented by the young men of our Lodge, 3 HD Televisions, Menu: Wings, Pizza, Chips at Half Time and Hors doeurvres from 5 to 7 p.m. 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. 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.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, 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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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 7 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. 2/23/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 2/23/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 2/23/12 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 2/23/12$99 $ 99with rebate visit their website at www.mentalhealthandaging.org. There are many ways you can be involved. To help them in this effort, the Coalition is hosting a FUNdraising Carnival on Thursday, February 2nd at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. They will hold a silent auction of more than 100 pieces of framed artwork donated by Sun Towers. Prices begin at just $5. Magician Teo Leonard will perform his slight of hand tricks and Chris Caito of Impact Wellness will offer free chair massages. The Latino Truck catering service will provide all the food. Want a way to decorate your guest room and support a worthy cause at the same time? This is it! All proceeds will go toward the development of programs and resources for our local residents with mental illness. I was fortunate nothing worse than a fall befell my mother as she walked the south side of Hwy. 674. And once we realized how confused she was, we had to change her living arrangements to keep her safe. Others in our community right now may not be so lucky and its all too possible for something catastrophic to happen to one of our own. Please come Thursday night and help support this very important organization and their mission. There will be fun, friends, and food, along with that perfect picture to go over your entry way table. Or maybe it will look better in the bedroom. Or the dining roomTECH TALKSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessSeveral years ago, when my mother was in the middle of her Alzheimers disease, she was still able to live independently in her apartment at Sun Towers. She had long since given up her car, but WinnDixies proximity to the Towers gave her easy access to groceries and necessities. She loved to walk over to the store, indulge in the warm breezes, and talk to whoever she ran into. But as the disease progressed, Mom would begin her walk across the parking lot, only to be distracted and end up walking down to the other end of town. It was frightening to think of what could happen to her when she became confused and misdirected. Did you know that if someone with a diagnosis of dementia is found wandering the roadway, there is no place for them to go? How do you get a certified clinical social worker to do an evaluation to determine if they need their medication adjusted or they need to be taken to a mental health clinic? What resources are local to help these people on a long-term basis? This is where the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging hopes to make a difference. By setting up partnerships with mental health agencies and other service organizations designed to assist our older population, the Coalition is working to create a safety net of options for our residents who need help. If you are interested in knowing more about this new coalition or even signing up to be a volunteer, You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) recognized Florida Dial-A-Part for making environmental improvements in its Riverview auto salvage operation, designating it a Green Yard. Green Yard is an industry-friendly program that encourages and helps auto salvage facilities to go above and beyond basic compliance with environmental regulations and voluntarily take greater steps to protect the environment. Salvage yards receive the Green Yard designation for meeting six criteria including: improvements in vehicle processing, waste management, training and recordkeeping, and the development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. On behalf of the Environmental Protection Commission, thank you for doing your part by becoming a certified Green Yard said EPC Board Chairman, Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin Beckner, You have gone above and beyond to go the extra mile, and it has made a real difference in our community. Upon receiving a Certificate of Recognition and Green Yard flag at todays EPC Board meeting, Florida Dial-A-Part owner, Mike Ingui said We want to do our part to the community and for the environment, to keep it clean. For more information on the program or to learn how to receive EPCs Green Yard designation, contact Gerry Javier at 813-6272600 ext. 1306, or visit www.epchc.org. To learn what other companies in Hillsborough County have received environmental certifications and awards, visit www. hillsboroughcounty.org/green. Environmental Protection Commission Recognizes Florida Dial-A-PartSection of Dial-A-Parts newly designated green yard.Debbi Tinker Earns Prestigious CDPE Real Estate Designation Team Leader, Gary Kaukonen has announced that Debbi Tinker has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. Although I have been successfully working with short sales for years, the CDPE designation will be invaluable as I continue to work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales, said Debbi. It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure and having the right knowledge can make the difference between being successful in completing a short sale. Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that agents such as Debbi have valuable perspective on the market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure. To learn more, visit www.Tampa. Listingbook.com or contact Debbi at 813-263-0932. Debbi TinkerBUSINESS NEWS

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The weather was actually survivable for January in Minnesota so I sat outside of the arrivals area where travelers were dropped off for flights. I soon became fascinated with how people said goodbye to their spouses or significant others. It was nearly an even split of husbands dropping off wives and vice versa. Perhaps it was the stoicism derived from the Northern European ancestry of most people in that northern state, but I didnt notice a lot of passionate goodbyes. In the days before 9/11, when I would drop off my wife Michelle for a flight, I would walk her to the gate and, more often than not, even wait to watch the plane take off. Unfortunately, with the heightened security at airports these days, thats generally not possible anymore. When I left By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Saying GoodbyesTampa earlier last week, Michelle, as usual, insisted on a long hug and a romantic movie kind of kiss, and then she kept waving and blowing kisses until I was out of sight on the tram to the airside (wait, was all that too much information?). Thats the norm for us, but it certainly wasnt the norm for the Minnesotans I saw last week. For the most part, the couples I saw would give a very brief hug and, perhaps a brief kiss. One young mother with a baby strapped into a car seat, spent several minutes talking to and kissing the baby before she grabbed her luggage from her husband. They took a few steps apart and then apparently realized they forgot to say goodbye to each other. A quick hug and a kiss and she walked into the terminal without looking back while he and baby drove off. Another woman just gave her husband a quick pat on the back as he gathered up his luggage to enter the terminal. Neither of them looked back. Then there was the somewhatpast-middle-age couple with a look that said, Were comfortable, relatively affluent and happy. They met at the trunk of their car as the husband pulled out his luggage. They did the brief hug and kiss thing, and then he whispered something into her ear. My guess was that it was an inside joke between them, or it might have been a simple reminder that he was flying some place warm while she was stuck in Minnesota with the snow flying. Regardless, as they separated, he was chuckling and she mouthed an obscene phrase that ended with the word you! Then they both broke into laughter. They waved at each other as she drove off. So, one couple out of a few dozen showed a trace of romance. Just when I thought romance was nearly dead in Minnesota, I noticed a man about my age sitting in the window seat of my aisle. As the plane pulled back from the gate and the windows of the airport were visible, he turned his light on and waved repeatedly out the window. I have no idea if the person he was waving to saw him, but I thought that was pretty cool. For him, just the chance she saw him was apparently good enough. Is it just me or is romance being challenged in this era? In Minnesota, I was able to talk to my Mom about her courtship with my Dad. They lived in towns about 20 miles apart and sometimes would write each other twice a day. Real letters with pen put to paper and a postage stamp. You just cant send a romantic text message on a cell phone in my opinion. You really cant even send a romantic email. Its just too impersonal there is simply no comparison between cursive handwriting and dots forming words on a computer screen. For dates, my Mom would dress up and board a train that would carry her to my Dads town that was so small it wasnt even on a highway, but like most towns back then, it had a train depot. It is amazing they could do that more than 60 years ago, but we cannot today. The passenger trains are long gone in that part of South Dakota, as they are in much of the nation. I cant speak for anyone else, but it sure seems like romance has taken a back seat along with a lot of other things in this age of technological progress and the economic downturn. Thats kind of surprising, too, because being romantic does not have to be expensive. If nothing else, the web should be feeding us with good ideas. And, in my opinion, you can be a romantic without being sappy. Trains are romantic, you can wave goodbye on the platform, watching the cars pull out of the station. Today, the best you can do is stand in amongst an impatient crowd before a heavily fortified security checkpoint at an airport. That doesnt exactly lend itself towards romance which is partially what, I assume, created and influenced the cursory goodbyes I saw out in front of the Minneapolis airport. In a stack of my Dads paperwork that my sister Pam had undertaken the monumental effort to organize, was a completely filled out application for a leave of absence from his extremely stressful and time-consuming job as the Dean of Students and acting president of a large community college. In his typewritten justification, he stated he wanted to take a few months off to work for a local newspaper. He was a romantic. He not only discussed G-rated romantic things about my Mom when I was a kid, he believed in them. He also must have believed, as he typed his sabbatical request, that he may have found a way out of the rat race that certainly must have been a romance damper for him. The man worked very long hours. Im convinced that in addition to writing stories, what he really wanted was to reclaim his soul and to look at the world in a different way, to remember what the good stuff looked like. The application, now 34 years old, was filled out but remains unsigned. He died shortly after typing it, and he never did get to work for the newspaper. Sometimes I tell myself that Im kind of-sort of fulfilling his dream. It is one of the few ways I can compare myself to him, a man who stood so tall in so many respects. I took a train from downtown Minneapolis to the airport as light snow was falling over the city. The train is a fairly recent investment, and it seems to be a good one. It not only provided a fast way to the airport (avoiding the traffic madness on the citys freeways), but it was inexpensive and nearly packed full with travelers, Mall of America shoppers and office commuters. Using my cell phone, I shot pictures out the window for Michelle to see and relive some of her life growing up in that city. I spent an hour watching the goodbyes and then boarded my plane, bound for home. At midnight, I landed in Tampa and walked past gates and shops that had closed hours before. A crowd of people from my flight filled the tram that took us to the terminal and there stood another crowd of people waiting to greet us. While I cant tell you if the hellos in Tampa were as stoic as the goodbyes in Minneapolis (because I only saw one person in the waiting crowd), I can tell you that hellos are much better than goodbyes. But Im sure you already knew that. Romance may be more challenging today but it isnt entirely gone. Sometimes it just takes looking at things differently to remember what the good stuff looks like.My Dad, Bruce Traphagen, was a romantic guy. I like to think Im a chip off the old block, but that may be giving me too much credit. Im working on it, though.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 9 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th7pm Hoppers, Kingsmen, Dove Brothers Tony Gore & Majesty, DiplomatsTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th10am Chapel Service with Randy Perry 1:30pm Original Couriers, Taylors 7pm Gold City, Ivan Parker, Brian Free & Assurance, LeFevre Quartet, plus Classic Gold City Reunion with Ivan Parker, Brian Free, Mike LeFevre, and Tim RileyWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th10am Chapel Service with Jerry Go & Little Jan 1:30pm Browders, Southern Sound Quartet 7pm Ronnie Milsap, Collingsworth Family, Karen Peck & New River, Wilburn & WilburnTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th10am Chapel Service with Randy Perry 1:30pm Dr. Charles Stanley, Greater Vision 7pm Jubilee Night with the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, and Greater VisionFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th10am Chapel Service with Mike Holcombe and Forgiven Trio 1:30pm Ronnie, Michael, and Jim SOLO 7pm Booth Brothers, Inspirations, Perrys, Tribute Quartet, BrownsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th10am Chapel Service with Mark Trammell 1:30pm Sould Out Quartet and Freedom Trio 7pm Triumphant Quartet, Isaacs, Je & Sheri Easter, Mark Trammell Quartet, Dixie EchoesBill B aileys 2012 W interGOSPEL MUSIC CONV ENTIONMonday through Saturday February 6-11, 2012PALMETTO, FL MANATEE CONVENTION CENTER(One Haben Blvd just o US Hwy 301/41)TICKETS: Adults $16 per night; Six night pass $85; Children ages 3-11 $5 per night; All 10 am chapel services and 1:30 pm matinee concerts No admission charge / Love oering receivedTICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Happy Gospel Church oce, Family Christian Store BRADENTON; Living Word Christian Supply, Yoders Restaurant & Gift Shop SARASOTAFOR MORE INFO, call (941) 756-6942 http://www.billbaileyconcerts.com Booth BrothersRonnie Milsap Dr. Charles Stanley Collingsworth Family Greater VisionLegacy Five HoppersTriumphant Quartet Isaacs Gold City 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.Check 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. TALLAHASSEE Three icons whose unyielding commitment to equality and human dignity helped shape modern Florida have been selected as the inaugural group of inductees into the new Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Governor Rick Scott has chosen pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leader C.K. Steele and advocate for seniors and minorities Claude Pepper as the first individuals to be enshrined in the new Hall, which was established by the Legislature in 2010. The three will be memorialized on plaques displayed on a wall of honor in the state Capitol Building rotunda. The plaques will be unveiled at a formal induction ceremony to be held soon. The Governor selected the three individuals from among 10 finalists submitted to him by the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Each one of these individuals has lived a remarkable life, dedicated to forwarding the cause of civil rights, Governor Scott said. They serve as shining examples in our time as we strive to give everyone a fair chance for economic and educational development that will strengthen our state and nation. Under the law establishing the Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Commission accepts nominations and submits 10 finalists to the Governor, who may select up to three individuals to be inducted. The legislation establishing the Hall was championed in the Legislature by Sen. Tony Hill and Rep. Alan Williams, along with many cosponsors. The legacy of these three trailblazers is all around us, said Michelle Wilson, executive director of the Florida Commission on Human Relations. The lives of all Floridians are enriched through their outstanding contributions, so it is fitting that they be honored for years to come in the seat of Florida government. The Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame honors individuals who were born in Florida or adopted the state as their home. The first ones being honored as inductees are: Mary McLeod Bethune (18751955) Mary McLeod Bethunes work in Florida and the United States opened doors for all African Americans, but particularly women, and enhanced the lives of all people who needed an advocate. The first of her parents children born after the Emancipation Proclamation, she understood from an early age the value of education and a free mind. She worked as a teacher and missionary in South Carolina and Georgia before moving to the Florida community of Palatka, where she established a mission school for black children and taught their parents to read and write. In 1904, she moved her family to Daytona Beach and established the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Colored Girls the institution now known as Bethune-Cookman University. She served as president of the school from its founding until 1942, by which time she was a nationally recognized figure. She served as director for Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration and as a special adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on minority affairs. She was elected president of the NAACP in 1940 and during World War II campaigned for desegregation in the armed forces. Rev. Dr. Charles Kenzie Steele Sr. (1914-1980) For a time, the only statute of a person in Floridas capital city was of the Rev. C.K. Steele, who from his beginnings as a teenage preacher rose to become one of the leading voices of the nations civil rights movement. While serving at Tallahassees Bethel Baptist Church in 1956, Rev. Steele organized a months-long bus boycott that, though less prominent than its Montgomery counterpart, resulted in the end of segregated seating on city buses. He soon presided over the first meeting of what eventually became the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, serving as its first vice president under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rev. Steele served as state and local president of the NAACP and throughout the 1960s remained involved in efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in all public facilities across the South. His efforts to improve conditions in the African American community continued throughout the remainder of his life. Claude Denson Pepper (19001989) As a state legislator, member of Congress and U.S. Senator, Claude Pepper was best known as the nations foremost champion of the elderly. Occasionally overlooked is the fact that, even as a young office holder, Pepper also advocated equal opportunities for women, for minorities and for underpaid laborers. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from Taylor County at age 27, and one of his first legislative successes was a bill that exempted all Floridians older than 65 from having to obtain fishing licenses. He also opposed a resolution that undermined the idea of racial equality. Later as a member of Congress, Pepper authored a Fair Labor Standards Act establishing a minimum wage and maximum hours for laborers, introduced a forerunner of Social Security, sponsored an Equal Pay for Equal Work for Women resolution, supported legislation to eliminate poll taxes and introduced a bill calling for adequate health care for all Americans. In the 1960s, Pepper supported all civil rights legislation in Congress and was influential in the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. In his later years, Pepper focused substantially on the needs of the elderly; one of the last major pieces of his legislative legacy was a 1986 law barring mandatory retirement based on age. He was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1935 and then again in 1982 almost a half-century later. The Commission will soon begin accepting nominations for individuals to become the second group of inductees into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame. For more information, go to http://fchr.state.fl.us/outreach/ florida_civil_rights_hall_of_fame.First Members of Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame announced Call to all, poetsThe Brandon Poets Guild invites all poets to join them the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Poets read their verses to a noncritical and receptive group, in a cozy, safe environment. Poets range from tweens to nonagenarians and everyone is welcome, including those who just come to listen or aspiring poets who want to learn. This is not a critique group. On Monday, Feb. 13 awardwinning poet, Fran Orenstein will present Meditation to Creation, an interactive workshop using guided imagery to create original poems. Call Sue Morris at 813-6891085 for more information, or just come. Carpools are available from Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Riverview. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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10 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEW SHOWROOMCome see our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com Stop in for a FREE cup of coee and cookies! NEED MONEY FAST?Refund Anticipation Loan*AVAILABLE IN 24 HOURS OR LESS!Get your money as soon as the next day. *Upon approval. $NEW CLIENTS ONLY January Terrific Kid Winners are: Cesar Nava-Sanchez, Marilyn Mejia, Daniel Antonio-Gonzalez, Beatriz Santiago, Jose Roman, Jorge Jantes, Ciarra Register, Heather Rocha, Celeste Rodriguez, Homero Alvarado, Jose Guzman, Aaliyah Gomez, Alex Ambrocio Cuevas, Erik Checo, Rojelio Mendoza-Martinez, Aliyah Marquez, Jaime Valdez, Jonathan Castillo, Evelynn Rocha, Laura Bravo, Gabriel Morales, Ethan Villarreal, Denise Obregon, Julian Gomez, Margarita Orenday, Marissa Guevara, Chayann Lopez, Yuleibi Riqueno, Madison Smith, Deangelo Pallares, Amber Miller, Manuel Meza, Tyler Cooper, Yamilet Serrano, Madison Carrillo, Ryan Scott, Edward Quintana, Pablo Centeno, & Hannah KessingerReddick Elementarys Terrific Kids announced South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 presented to Ruskin Christian School, 3-Document Cameras and 3-Document Projectors. The new system will allow educators to enhance their visuals by displaying maps, charts, graphs and photos through the document camera that will project onto a viewing area replacing antiquated overhead projectors. Money was made available through a gratitude grant from the Elks National Foundation. The $2,000 grant was obtained by reaching its per capita of $4.50 donated to the Elks National Foundation. Left to Right: School Principal, Tim Vanderveer, Grace Bibisi, Lodge Chairwoman, students, Brianna Twitty, Jasmine Chavez, Manny Fox, Savannah Durden, Connor Mortus, Jacob LoCicero, and Exalted Ruler Chuck Stieb. Gamble Plantation is festival siteThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, in conjunction with The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, will host the 12th Annual Plantation Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 5 at Gamble Plantation 3708 Patten Avenue Ellenton. Visitors will enjoy an arts and crafts show, a school art competition, free tours of the Gamble Mansion and the Patten House, food and beverage vendors and more. Admission and parking for the event is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, a non-profit Citizens Support Organization dedicated to supporting the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. Gamble Plantation is located on US 301 in Ellenton, approximately one mile west of I-75 (exit 224). For more information, contact the park at (941) 723-4536 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/gam bleplantation/. 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.CloudCloud is a gray-silver female domestic short hair. She tends to be on the shy side but can be pried out of her shell for a pleasurable up front petting experience. Cloud was found as a stray but is making great strides to fit in and she just wants to go to her forever home soon. She has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots, and microchipped. Visit Cloud and make her part of your family. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2010 RexRex is a handsome American Bulldog mix who was abandoned by his owner. He came to the shelter very skinny and suffering from heartworms. The shelter has worked on getting his health back in order and Rex is now working the crowds in hopes that some wonderful person will offer him a forever home. Rex has an awesome personality and a great smile. He showers every person he meets with love. He also seems to like other dogs, especially puppies. Do you have a place in your heart for this goofy guy? If so, come and meet him. As part of Rexs adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped, brought current on his shots, and put through Heartworm treatment. DOB: December 2, 2009 February Art ClassesA three week series of art classes at The Big Draw Studio, Ruskin is being offered for elementary artists, by Margit Redlawsk, art teacher at Apollo Beach Elementary. The goal of these classes will be to create a painting on canvas, from the planning stages to the completed artwork. The cost is $45 per child for a 3 class series from 4 p.m. 5 p.m. on Feb. 6, 13 and 20. The classes are designed for building artists, ages 5-10. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so register early to reserve your childs spot. Pre-register and pre-pay at: http://www.ruskinbigdraw.com For more information email Margit Redlawsk at mmredlawsk@ gmail.com. Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net Elks Lodge 2672 assists educators with donations

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Exp. 2/29/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and Saturday OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com and generally expected in every project process that the preliminary designs are adjusted, revised, polished and refined as clients consider and reconsider elements. Its a natural result of the procedure, he suggested, and the factor that makes the first design merely a preliminary one. The architect said he would encourage the collection of design ideas from throughout the community and indicated he is looking forward to the review results. Chuck Collett, CA director as well as current board vice president, also pointed out the participatory design process being offered association members is the first time in the communitys 50-year history that resident input has been sought about the buildings they will use. And we are listening, he added. Barnes suggested that members with design ideas to contribute and who want to take part contact the CA office, ask to be added to the architectural design committee roster and provide their names along with telephone numbers. Alderman and Griffin will take it from there, he added. The only requirement is that input be positive, he asserted. It wont serve any constructive purpose to simply register a dislike, but for those who have an idea to describe or a sketch to offer, bring it on. The process to refine designs, of course, depends on the outcome of a CA membership vote set for February 13 and 14. With balloting on those dates, members will give up or down support to the proposed campus improvements including two new structures and a caf in Atrium Plaza as well as to a financing plan that could involve a construction loan for $3 million to be repaid over 10 years from fees accruing each time a home is purchased by a community newcomer. If the membership agrees to move ahead on their campus makeover and approves the financing plan underpinning it, Barnes said, well immediately shift into high gear with the community-generated design process. The CA president said hed like to have the final design by the end of June. Groundbreaking is tentatively set for November. The next community meeting is scheduled for 7 PM Wednesday, February 8, in Community Hall. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonArchitecture Honesty pays at Ruskin Elementary Recently SCC Kiwanians presented more than 60 Terrific Kids with certificates. The Ruskin Elementary students were honored for exemplifying the character trait honesty. Pictured are Mariah Estrada, Jillian Gifford, Alexander Rocha, Jr., Liliana Arellano, Merrick Shuman, Yenri Perez, Anika Hartvigson, Breon Triplett, Karely MoralesPerez, Christopher Vazquez, Alejandro Baltazar, Yadira Espindola, Leigh Granger, Pilar Lopez-Perez, Alexander Moreno, Patricia Rodriguez, Diana RojoCatalan, Joselyn Jimenez, Andrea Juarez, William Mucher, Denisse Calixtro, Gloria Flores, Mason Hart, Aubrey Rellias, Carlos Gallegos, Victoria Perez, Bianca Sanchez, Juan Fuentes, David Andres, Lisbeth Ramirez, Janissa Uribes, Rachel Beasley, Matthew Balderas, Justice Wiggins, Raul HernandesSustait, Jasmine Pena, Brian Clavel, Zaida Dominguez, Brizeyda Rodriguez, Tyler Vann, Morgane Rogers, Angelina Rozema, Narda Barrera, Jared Mishler, Olivia Sims, Kroekrit Junyui, Jose Arias, Harley Frietsch, Salvador Galvan, Araceli Perez, Carlos Fuentes, Luis Palma Cruz, Jahzahria Iverson, Carolina Tamez, Laura Martinez, Mark Flores, Lisa Amos -Principal Ruskin Elementary, Kiwanis MembersJoe Nargowala, Charlene Wirick. Those students that received the award, but were not present for the photo are: Richard Harrell, Jacob Davis, Johnny Sanchez, and Damian Lugo. THE OBSERVER NEWSfamily of newspapers is your most reliable source for community news in South Hillsborough County. Visit us online at www.ObserverNews.net

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X 12 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Enjoy MOSIs February Special Events and ProgramsThe Museum of Science and Industry is a not-for-profit, communitybased institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge and understanding of science, industry and technology. Located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa, MOSI features educational and entertaining exhibits, activities and special events, and is home to Floridas only IMAX Dome Theatre and the new Sky Trail Ropes Course. For more information about MOSI and upcoming activities, visit www.mosi.org or call (813) 987-6000. MOSI Presents Establishing a Non-Profit Organization: Creating A 501(C)(3) Cost: $45 per person; $35 per MOSI member It takes more than a fantastic proposal and mission to create and sustain a non-profit organization. It requires knowing the organizations constituency, creating awareness for the organization, demonstrating a strong case for support, and managing and recruiting motivated professionals. It also requires an excellent board of directors, an urgent need within the community, and a top notch application. Attend this program to get started! Teenage Inventor Hunter Morera Visits MOSI Cost: $8 per person; $6 per MOSI Member Hunter Morera, patented cool tool inventor featured on the Discovery Channels show Pitchmen, will present an inspirational story on creating an innovative product while overcoming personal challenges. Meet the remarkable young innovator in this special opportunity to learn how one can beat the odds while making dreams come true. Hip Knitting For Kids Takes Place at MOSI Cost: $20 per person; $15 per MOSI member Kids learn the incredibly useful and creative art of knitting. They will learn to make scarves and follow simple patterns for flat knitting projects, including how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. Participants need to bring two skeins of yarn and matching knitting needles. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. For adults age 21 and up Cost: $25 per person; $20 per MOSI member High fashion meets yarn in this simply satisfying social gathering that is perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike. Knitters will enjoy listening to tunes while learning knitting tricks and trends. They can bring some wine from MOSIs IMAX Bar and munch on yummies while making friends and making gifts for friends, lovers and others. Participants need to bring two skeins of yarn and matching knitting needles. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. New Year Tune-Ups for Body, Mind and Spirit Cost: $8 per person; $6 per MOSI member Thats it! The holidays overeating and fun-festive treating are over! Gear up and head over to MOSI for an ever-rocking, energy-popping, hip-hopping class to bring in the New Year. The science of fitness was never finer than in this class, where isometric techniques for age-appropriate fitness are presented by professionals. LETTER TO THE EEDITOR:Dear Editor: I was delighted to read the new USDA guidelines requiring schools to serve meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast. The guidelines were mandated by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act signed by President Obama in 2010 and will go into effect with the next school year. The new guidelines offer a welcome change from USDAs tradition of using the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for meat and dairy surpluses. Not surprisingly, 90% of American children are consuming excess fat, only 15% eat recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, and one-third have become overweight or obese. These early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In recent years, Hawaii, California, New York, and Florida legislatures asked their schools to offer daily vegetarian options, and most school districts now do. The Baltimore public school system offers its 80,000 students a complete weekly break from meat. Parents should continue to insist on healthful plant-based school meals, snacks, and vending machine items. They can consult www.fns.usda.gov/cnd, www.healthyschoollunches. org, and www.vrg.org/family. Rick Fiskner, RuskinNew School Food Guidelines Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Apollo Beach Certified Public Accounting firm of Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm announced that it passed its recent Accounting and Auditing Quality Control System Peer Review. The AICPAs (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Peer Review Program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of accounting, auditing and attestation services performed by AICPA members in public practice. Of the 5,500 licensed firms in the state of Florida, only 1,450 are in the peer review system; of these 1,450 firms, even fewer perform the more rigorous system review instead of an engagement review. Daniel Hevia, Chair of the AICPA Peer Review Board, performed the System Peer Review of Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm. This review determined that the firm has in place a system of quality controls within its organizational structure. Accounting firms that participate in a System Peer Review are responsible for designing and complying with a system of quality controls that provide a reasonable assurance of performing and reporting that conforms to the professional standards established by the AICPA. Jos A. Alvarez, CPA & Managing Director states, We take quality control very seriously at Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm and were proud of the results from our recent System Peer Review. We strive to continue to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. The controls and procedures we have in place are integral in providing our clients with the Apollo Beach CPA firm completes peer review professional service we deliver. Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm specializes in business and individual tax planning and preparation; audit; review and/or compilation of financial statements; business advisory services; new business setup; and bookkeeping services, training and assistance, including QuickBooks. The firm is a member of the AICPA, the FICPA (Florida Institute of CPAs), the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, PCPS (Private Companies Practice Section) and Mr. Alvarez is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm traces its roots to 1975 and is currently located at 605 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572. The firm believes in creating mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. The accounting firm serves clients in the greater Tampa Bay area including: Riverview, Brandon, Ruskin, Sun City Center, St. Pete, Clearwater, Lakeland, and most of Central Florida. You can reach Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm by calling 813-9382400 or by emailing jalvarez@alvarezcpa.com. Women of the Military Sea to meetTampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. The meeting is held in St. Annes Hall, located at the rear of the church building. Membership in the Unit and in the parent organization, WAVES National, is open to all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call Jeannette Green at (813) 657-9164. 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, Feb. 2 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Beef Stroganoff Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Beauty and the Beast at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 8 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. John Hook, Jr.Cadet John Michael Hook, Jr. of Riverview was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Hook, Jr. earned one of the colleges top academic honors, a Gold Star. Gold Stars are presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher during a semesters course work. In addition, Hook, Jr. also will be placed on the Deans List, a recognition that is given to those cadets and active duty military students whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semesters work. Hook, Jr. is seeking a bachelors degree is Electrical Engineering. Gold Star and Deans List students will be recognized during The Citadels Jan. 27 military dress parade, which begins at 3:45 p.m. on Summerall Field. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C., that offers a classic military education for young men and women seeking a college experience that is intense, meaningful, academically strong and is focused on educating principled leaders for a strong military and a global workforce.Brandon D. BufordAir Force Airman Brandon D. Buford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Buford is the son of Belinda Buford of Trinity Leaf Place, River view, and the brother of Gregory Buford Jr. of Southeast 49th Street, Oklahoma City. He is a 2008 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton, and he earned an associate degree in 2010 from Hillsborough Community College, Brandon, FL.

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They are called by some gator trout, weak fish, specs, and are a popular catch in our Florida waters. Those catching six pounders nicknamed them gator trout. Our harvest is four per day per person with one over 20 inches, with none less than 15 inches. This is a fun fish to catch and may be caught on a variety of gear. Many have mastered lures for great catches. The most popular live bait has been shrimp. They have a soft mouth, and you must take care not to jerk the hook out or your catch will swim away. It takes practice and the right tactic to set a hook in the soft mouth of a trout. Once you have mastered this, you will find that they are your favorite fish to catch. New regulations on redfish are not for our Southern waterways. We still have regulated catches of one per person per day. If you are in NW region, you may catch two per person per day. Legal catch is not more than 27 or less than 18 inches. Gigging, spearing, and snatching are prohibited. Increased protection for the tiger and hammerhead sharks take place also this year. You can no longer catch them legally in our waterways. Of course you still may catch and release these sharks. Caution is a must upon release of sharks. You are urged to keep the shark in the water at all times. If unable to remove the hook, cut the line as close as possible. Circular hooks are recommended. I heard some anglers telling about their hogfish catches this week. Hogfish are from the threadfish family. They will take any bait. They are similar to the flounder, living most of their lives on the bottom. Average weight is two pounds, but these anglers were catching six pounders. They can change their color to match the background they are in. They are a reddish mix with amber and white, have a big mouth and three streamer type dorsals on top. Red and gag grouper are closed for the next two months, so rig up your poles for light tackle fishing. Flounder, trout, and silver trout, are plentiful in our waterways. You can buy chum block, if you dont make your own from the trash fish that you catch. One person told me that he doesnt scatter the chum, but attaches it to his anchor when he throws it out. Sounds like a good idea. Sheepshead are still a good catch. It seems to be the one fish that bites year round. A good tablefare, white meat and lean, for a great diet watcher. Flounder are waking up to feed. You will make your best catch on ingoing and outgoing tides. This is also a lean, white fish. Freshwater anglers are having a good season with largemouth bass catches by fishing private lakes and the upper waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. Freshwater catfish are larger than usual this time of the year. Many are having Sunday family dinners of catfish, cheese grits, and hush puppies. Plenty of pan fish are available in our fresh water. One that I have caught is called the stump knocker. We have lots of blue gill, too. You are in Florida; take advantage of our weather; fish together. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FLOUNDER

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 15 SCC Woodcarvers win bigThe SCC Woodcarvers Club successfully participated in the 2012 Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo and Competition. This Expo and competition was held January 21 and 22 in Fort Myers and is one of the premier wood carving competitions in the country with over 600 carvings entered in the competition. Most of the carvings were from Florida, mention. Show officials indicated this was an unusually high percentage of winners from a single club. The SCC Woodcarving Club is a group of guys and gals who gather regularily to share their passion for The SCC Woodcarvers team pictured here are (front row, seated) Erwin Karl, Bob Smith, Lynda Herst, and Joe White; back row: A.J. Savastano, Don Erickson, Ralph Frenzilli, Bruce Petrie, Patti Grabowski, and Bob Mendrala. Not pictured is Dean Merrill. woodcarving. The Club has an ongoing training programs to to introduce newcomers to the joy of of woodcarving, as well as conducting seminars for members to increase their carving skills. however there were entries from several other states and Canada. Members of the SCC Woodcarving Club entered 30 carvings in the competition and were awarded 20 ribbons, including eight blue ribbons marking first place rankings. In addition there were six second place awards, five third place awards and one honorable

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16 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 A better Florida and a better worldWe donate food to feed thousands and the smiles come free, too.Our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs. And right here in our corner of the world, were engaging with Feeding America Tampa Bay to help end hunger. With more than 200 member food banks operating in 50 states, Feeding America helps feed 37 million low-income people, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. Here in Central Florida, Mosaic is proud to be partnering with Feeding America Tampa Bay through food drives and nancial support to help meet these critical needs. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED AB OUT A SKIN GROWTH, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO EVALUATE IT FOR YOU. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING!NOW ACC EPTING AV-MED INSURANCE Howard A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology Associates4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573(One Block West of the Hospi tal)813-634-1 455 SIGN UP FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCR EENINGBRING THIS COUPON IN TO RE CEIVE A FREE GIFT! The DOC announced last month that HCI would be among the 11 prisons and work release centers around the state that it earmarked examine the departments case for closure. The group, which included Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, Hillsboroughs Development Services Director Peggy Smith and Brandon Wagner, the countys intergovernmental relations manager, along with legislative aides from the offices of Sen. Storms, Rep. Rouson, Rep. Glorioso and Rep. Shawn Harrison, first walked the HCI compound, most of them for the first time. Undergoing the standard search before getting past high chain link fencing and rolled razor wire barriers, they got close up views of the spartan but immaculate inmate cells and dorms, they walked through the inmate dining hall during lunch hour greeted cheerfully by the eating women. They checked out the inmate-staffed prison laundry, the computer lab with 10 stations featuring new equipment donated by volunteers where inmates learn computer skills, practicing for job hunting following release, and they saw the well-stocked library that for some constitutes the only connection with the outside world. They stepped into the quiet, darkened but well-used chapel which is the center of the prisons faithrelated programs and took in the sewing center where inmates create many articles donated to help area children and local teachers. They glimpsed the daily prayer circle forming on the outdoor basketball court, as dozens of inmates clasped hands to unite in prayer and song for a short time at mid-day. And back in Warden Robin Smiths conference room, they expressed surprise over the tidy environment, the hopeful atmosphere, the charitable productivity of the HCI compound where a pair of sand hill cranes share the landscape with inmates. This is not a warehouse, Glorioso summed up emphatically for the group, this is a prison that works. On that note, several began to question the DOC contentions used to justify the planned closure. Audie Canney, Storms legislative aide, wanted to know why recidivism, a reliable measure of HCIs success in helping inmates re-enter society and thereafter lead constructive lives, was not included in the DOC criteria used to rank it the least desirable facility to keep. DOC documents put the HCI inmate rate of return to prison variously at 6 and 11 and 14 percent. Even at 14 percent, HCI recidivism is among lowest in the state and indicates 86 percent of its released inmates do not re-enter the prison system. Amber Smith, legislative aide to Glorioso, pointed to potential discrepancy in the DOC method of computation and suggested that HCI support%  Florida legislators, their aides, Hillsborough County officials and state Department of Corrections leaders spent an hour and a half in focused discussion lead by Rep. Rich Glorioso, (center, at end of table) of the departments plan to close HCI, the successful state prison cherished by inmates, staff and volunteers alike.MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSStrong advocates and long time volunteers who mentor HCI female inmates, Janet Smith (right) and Nancy Williams (center) met Rep Rich Glorioso (left) during a tour of the prison compound which he led last week. The state legislator from Plant City has joined at least three colleagues in the Florida House and as well as Sen. Ronda Storms and Sen. Mike Fasano, calling for keeping the uniquely successful prison open although the state department of corrections wants to close it. Tim Cannon, DOCs assistant secretary of institutions, fielded many questions. for closure in a continuing effort to cut costs. The prison, situated on 120 acres bordering C.R. 672, would be shuttered by March 1, with some 270 inmates transferred most likely back to Lowell Correctional in North Central Florida beginning February 1, the department said. DOC has stated that in the first year after closure, a savings of more than $8 million would be realized. The department cited an excess of unused prison beds and anticipated high maintenance costs at 35-year-old HCI as part of the rationale supporting the consolidation and closure. The agency developed a formula for ranking its facilities and applied the resulting criteria to the 50 plus Florida penal institutions. HCI, it said, ranked at the bottom due in part to a high daily cost for maintaining each inmate there. It cited a per diem of $97.59. This was just one of the figures challenged last week when a group of state and county officials, led by Glorioso, toured HCI and then sat down with DOC administrators to skewed raw figures plugged into a calculation formula are likely to produce skewed, unreliable final data. Hillsborough County personnel asked for justification of the proposed multi-million dollar maintenance costs that DOC says the HCI campus would require if continued in use. The department has estimated the cost of replacing or repairing a failed roof on one dorm at least five times higher than the amount agreed to by a local contractor willing to do the work. Glorioso suggested that the high $97 per diem being used by DOC to demonstrate HCIs high cost to keep actually would be reduced to a more reasonable level on par with other facilities if the medical services provided to inmates not residing at HCI were not added into and therefore inflating the HCI budget. In addition, he suggested that increasing the HCI inmate population to the allowed limit would further reduce per-inmate costs. As the session ended, Canney also asked Tim Cannon, DOCs assistant secretary of institutions, if the department would agree not to transfer inmates out of HCI until after the current legislative session ended sometime in March. He responded he could not make that commitment. Canney later pointed out that newly-installed Department of Corrections Secretary Ken Tucker, did make the commitment during a senate sub-committee hearing on prison budget matters earlier in the week. Glorioso said this week that his Florida House of Representatives prison appropriations committee budget does not eliminate HCI and that an extra $2 million has been added to it, designated for HCI maintenance and repairs. Any challenge to that proposed appropriation could come at mid-week, he indicated, when his portion of the larger House budget goes under review. Reiterating a point that was emphasized in the Monday meeting with MacNamara, the governors chief of staff, Glorioso asserted HCI is a prison that does what we expect and want a prison to do. Closing something that works successfully makes no sense at all. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 17 BRING YOUR FRIENDS! DOOR PRIZES! Register for a COMPLIMENTARY TAX RETURN by a CPA! $695 $200 Sun City Centers very popular travel agent, Sue Diogostine, recently returned from her all-time favorite trip to East Africa, and is bursting to tell others about her experiences. Sue had always wanted to visit Africa and said that this was at the top of her bucket list. The trip proved to be everything shed hoped and more. Before reaching her final destination, though, Sue wisely determined that spending a full 24 hours enroute would be numbing. She booked a two-night stay in Amsterdam in order to split up such long stretches of air time, and thoroughly enjoyed this lovely city, known for the splendid museums, diamonds and tulips. Sue stayed in the center of the city at the Mint Hotel so that she could be within walking distance of all the city offers. She enjoyed the Van Gogh Museum, a trip to learn about diamond-cutting and classifications at Gasser Diamonds, and a memorable, moving visit to the Anne Frank Museum. She was amazed by the fact that there are 750,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, with parking garages solely for bikes! On the next air leg from Amsterdam to Nairobi, Sue had a few apprehensions, wondering nervously if perhaps she hadnt been dreaming of this safari for so long that shed built it up too much in her mind, and mused briefly about whether shed be disappointed in Kenya. She neednt have worried at all, though, because she relays that this trip clearly outshone any other shes ever taken! After a brief one night stay in Nairobi, Sues group headed for Samburu, were she was assigned a travel van for the next week. The group stayed in tented accommodations for the first few nights, where mosquito netting romantically surrounded the beds and the group enjoyed their first wild game drive of the trip. Sue explained that these tents were definitely not roughing it, but outfitted luxuriously. Interesting lectures were provided to explain Samburus unique culture. The group moved on to the famed Mt. Kenya Safari Lodge, formerly owned by actor William Holden, and situated on gorgeous manicured grounds, with its own on-premise animal orphanage, which was a trip highlight. Next on Sues itinerary was a stop at Nyahururu waterfall at the floor of the Great Rift Valley, on the way to Kigio and an all-suite eco-lodge and conservancy. An afternoon walk for close viewing of several bird species and indigenous plants, followed by expert lectures and discussion of the conservation and community, made for a full day. The following morning, Sue thoroughly enjoyed meeting local craft women who make baskets and jewelry from rolled magazines, or weave blankets and shawls to sell in order to raise money for the local schools. An amazing visit to a local school followed, where beautiful children sang to the group, before they continued on to Lake Nakuru for a picnic lunch and the experience of seeing thousands of flamingoes and white pelicans. Another game drive proved to be fruitful when the group spotted zebras, elephants, lions and a majestic leopard lazily sleeping high up in a tree. Sue couldnt pass up the optional night game drive, which offered up giraffes, spotted hyenas, water buffalos and more zebra. She didnt know the trip could get better, but the upcoming Masai Mara Game Reserve (an extension of the Great Serengeti Plain) offered the most magnificent game viewing of all: the birth of a baby impala, a zebra nursing, troops of baboons playing with their young, and adult lions sleeping the day away while their cubs played nearby. Sue loved watching the elephants protect their young in their midst, and a trip to visit the Masai village to see their homes and dance with them capped off the day.Sue couldnt resist the opportunity to take an early morning (6am!) hot air balloon ride 2000 feet over the reserve, which offered breathtaking vistas and views of lions, giraffe and elephant in their own habitat ~ a lifetime wish come true! The last evening in the Masai Mara included a bush dinner and a Masai traditional dance performancethe perfect ending to a perfect trip! As you might have guessed, Sue is willing to share her feelings about her amazing trip, and offer travel advice, to anyone who also has Africa at the top of their own bucket list! Sue can be reached at Sun City Center Travelworld, 906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center, 813-634-3318.Agent takes dream trip to Kenya PHOTOS BY SSUE DIOGOSTINELeopard Lion Bay Area Cardiology Associates has been in practice for the past 21 years. Physicians are on staff at Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and South Bay Hospital for all your Cardiology concerns.Christian Perzanowski, M.D., F.A.C.C. Specializing in Diagnostic and Interventional Electrophsiology and Radiofrequency Ablation. He is a graduate of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and joined our practice a year ago. Dr. Perzanowski is currently accepting patients at our Sun City Center, Brandon, and Tampa Offices.Featuring...Our PhysiciansRavi Khant, M.D. F.A.C.C. Saurabh Chokshi, M.D., F.A.C.C. Hoshedar Tamboli, M.D., F.A.C.C. Stephen Mester, M.D., F.A.C.C. William Bugni, M.D., F.A.C.C. Robert Betzu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Rolando Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.C.C. Tehreen Khan, M.D., F.A.C.C. Robert Dewhurst, M.D., F.A.C.C. Umesh Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.C. Sue Stonerock, M.D. Christian Perzanowski, M.D., F.A.C.C.Bay Area Cardiology Locations:635 Eichenfeld Drive Brandon, FL 33511813-684-60003920 Galen Court Sun City Center, FL 33573813-634-72005 Tampa General Circle, Ste. 850 Tampa, FL 33606 813-684-6000www.bayareacardiology.net

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18 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Officers in the District IV Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in Ruskin have been kept busy over the past week.The HCSO announced last week that they had made arrests after a rash of 16 reported golf cart thefts from mobile home parks in Ruskin during the month of January. Arrested were Ruskin residents Jason Beeche, 35, and Michael Griffiths, 40. Still at large is 40-year-old suspect Nicole Kramer. Beeche and Griffiths are being charged with grand theft, Kramer will be charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, driving without a valid drivers license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also in Ruskin, an argument between two roommates ended badly with the HCSO accusing 31-year-old Augustin Patino-Andrade of stabbing 55-year-old Oracio Campo Ramos. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the HCSO, both men had been drinking and appeared to be highly intoxicated. At some point, an argument escalated into a physical confrontation with Patino-Andrade stabbing Ramos in the chest with a knife. In Wimauma, the HCSO is seeking the publics assistance after Alejandro Rios, 26, was shot in the stomach on Sunday afternoon while standing in the front yard of a home on Vernice Street. According to the HCSO, a vehicle containing three males ranging in age from 15 to 17 stopped in front of Rios, exited the vehicle and fired several shots at him, striking him once. A private vehicle drove Rios to South Bay Hospital where he was transported by medevac to Tampa General Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 247-8200. A cash reward may be available from Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800873-TIPS (8477), reporting online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or by texting CSTB plus your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).Stolen golf carts, gunshots, stabbing keep HCSO busyMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Ruskins SouthShore Market finds another perfect dayShoppers at the monthly SouthShore Market in Ruskin were greeted with blue skies, cool temperatures and a wide selection of vendors with products ranging from photography to farm fresh produce. Hydro Harvest Farms of Ruskin was on hand offering their fresh produce, along with servings of strawberry shortcake, and they were joined by vendors offering fresh seafood and fresh bread (including fresh baguettes from 20 Skekels, which were wonderful). In addition to food were offerings from Pamela Vasquez Photography of Apollo Beach and beautifully hand-painted glass from area teacher and fine artist Margit Redlawsk. The SouthShore Market is open on the last Sunday of every month and is located on the southeast corner of Shell Point Road and U.S. Highway 41. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 19 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH GREAT HALL 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC (813) 634-8607FREE CATALOGwith full details for the courses available at college ofce in the ch urch, SCC Library, and around town. For information, call (813) 634-8607 or email Tri-C@verizon.net. Website: www.4lifelearning.org SPRING SESSIONFebruary 20 through March 29The Spring Session consists of six 90-minute classes: The cost is $25 for a six week session. One day a week: 1-1/2 hour class. Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class.REGISTRATION ONLINE(for unlimited classes ONLY) You may register on the website: www.4lifelearning.org or print out a registration form, mail it in with your check or drop it off at the college Monday-Thursday mornings 8:30 to Noon. We are closed on Fridays and holidays. You may register with PayPal on the Web site: www.4lifelearning.org etc.REGISTRATION Monday through Thursdays only until start of classes.TRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $67 Lunch is included at Pearl in the GroveFRIDAY, MARCH 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.House Tour at Lakewood Ranch sponored by the Sarasota Orchestra Association $48 Lunch will be on your own.FRIDAY, MARCH 4:30 9 p.m. $67 Exact change for cocktails will be collected on the bus.FRIDAY, MARCH 5:45 11:30 p.m.The Opera Carmen at Sarasota Opera House $65 & $85 (depending on seating)FRIDAY, MARCH 10:15 3:15 p.m. $49 Cruise on the Starlite Princess paddle boat around the Bay. Lunch will be prepared to order on the cruise. MONDAYS 8:30 10:00 Qi Gong: Healing & Consciousness 10:30 Noon Islam Then and Now: Mecca to Manhattan 10:30 Noon Beginning Bridge* 10:30 Noon Beginning Sign Language 1:00 2:30 Advanced Sign Language 1:00 2:30 Introduction to Great Poetry 1:00 2:30 Karate (Section 1) 1:00 2:30 Economics and Modern Investing 1:30 2:15 Basic Dog Training* 3:00 4:30 The Torah through a Christian Pespective 3:00 4:30 Transform Your Life Thru Meditation* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 10:30 11:15 Advanced Dog Training* 10:30 Noon Bad Girls of the Bible* 10:30 Noon Exploring Keys to Healthy Aging 10:30 Noon U.S. History 1850-1877 10:30 Noon Digital Point & Shoot Camera* 1:00 2:30 How to Buy and Sell Jewelry 1:00 2:30 Effective Ways to a Long, Healthy Life* 1:00 2:30 Reclaiming Your Territory After Life Transitions 3:00 4:30 Our Father Abraham 3:00 4:30 Dulcimer -Beginning WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Economic Issues 8:30 10:00 Baseball: Then and Now 8:30 10:00 Interior Design I 10:30 Noon Tampa General Hospitals Health Series 10:30 Noon DNA: Our Mysterious Genome 10:30 Noon News and Views 10:30 Noon Introduction to the iPhone and iPad* 1:00 2:30 Sexuality and Aging 1:00 2:30 Asking Questions, Socratic Dialogue/Art of Conversing 1:00 2:30 The Age of Napolean 3:00 4:30 Mark Twain, the Great American Writer THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 Why Study Latin? 10:30 Noon Edgar Cayce: Comprehensive Review of His Life 10:30 Noon Hypnosis: Milton H. Erickson, MD* 10:30 Noon Dreams and You 1:00 2:30 Metaphysical Spirituality 1:00 2:30 Karate: Section II 3:00 4:30 How to Read Music 3:00 4:30 Computer Fundamentals* Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment. You must wait and sign up on Jan. 31 or later. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 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 @ $3 / 3 6 Bar Games 3 6 p.m. Free Pool Feb. 3 Steak, Fish or Shrimp Dinner from 5 7 p.m. with entertainment for all ages by Taylor & Taylor starting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 Dinner & Magic Show by Bones dinner will be Kays Famous Meat Loaf from 5:30 7:30 p.m. with the Magic Show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For just the Show its $5. Wear your best pirate attire, best dressed will be rewarded. Feb. 5 Super Bowl Sunday with a big screen TV and a party. Feb. 10, 17, 24 Moose Idol Have you picked your favorite yet? Finals March 3 Feb. 11 Valentine Sweet Heart Ball Elegant Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment by the Flip Side Band for a most romantic evening.Mah Jongg Tournament to be heldA Mah Jongg Tournament is being sponsored by Freedom Plaza, a prestigious adult community in Sun City Center, for Chai Chapter of Hadassah. It will take place at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 4:00. The cost is $36 to play and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Prizes, drawings, and door prizes will be awarded. You MUST register in advance and space is limited so first come, first served. Call Carol at 813-829-7227 or e-mail her at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com for more information.The Southwest Florida Water Management District this week completed its organizational restructuring which is expected to reduce District expenses by more than $15 million a year. The reorganization increases efficiencies, reduces operational costs and meets the Districts core mission responsibilities in the areas of water supply, flood protection, water quality and natural systems. We are funded with taxpayer dollars, said Executive Director Blake Guillory. Especially during difficult economic times, we must use sound business principles to provide maximum value to the taxpayers of our District. Guillory and his executive leadership team reviewed each division and program to identify opportunities to improve processes and combine programs for efficiency and effectiveness. We were able to accomplish our goals while still retaining all of our major programs, Guillory said. Reorganization Many of the organizational changes were driven by a workload and staff analysis conducted by an independent consulting firm. This report identified the potential to increase the Districts efficiency and reduce costs by restructuring the organization and improving its technology, processes and procedures. Part of the changes includes realigning staff based on the types of work they do to increase efficiency and reduce duplication. For example, the creation of the Operations, Maintenance & Construction Division pulled together all the field operations, maintenance and construction of the District under one Division. Under that Division, the Land Resources and Operations bureaus were combined, and a Data Collection Bureau was created to consolidate all data collection efforts. Regulation Significant savings will also result from the reorganization of the Regulation Division. Permitting review processes will be centralized in the Districts Tampa office to ensure that permit applicants throughout the District are treated consistently. Grouping staff by programs in a central location will increase efficiencies, eliminate duplication of services and reduce costs. The District will continue to maintain a local presence in the existing service offices to maintain quality customer service and to ensure that the public has convenient access to District staff. Also, online permitting services are being enhanced and improved to make it easier and more convenient to submit permit applications and access permit data.District reorganization will save $15 million annually The District is committed to provide quality service in a timely, convenient and consistent manner to our customers while continuing to protect our precious water resources, Guillory said. Reduction in Force As part of the reorganization efforts, the District staff is being reduced by 148 people, most of whom agreed to voluntary separation plans. The remaining reductions include primarily temporary, contractual and student staff. The District will continue to employ 615 by Oct. 1, 2012. Despite the reductions in force, we still have a large, talented pool of employees remaining at the District. I am confident that we can continue to protect the water resources of our region and meet the needs of our citizens. Moving Forward Thanks to its pay-as-you-go philosophy, the District has reserves available to help balance the budget. However, projecting limited growth in our area and slightly declining property values for 2013, the District will continue to look for savings. Just as every business and family has done, we too will be taking a closer look at everything we do, and finding ways to create efficiencies or streamline our operations, said Guillory.Frozen Burgers The plastic sleeves that cover each slice of cheese in an American cheese package are perfect when washed to use as dividers between burgers being stored in the freezer. I just place the stack in a zipper bag. This makes removing one or two patties easy to do when the time comes. Bonnie in Arkansas Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.Dollar Stretcher Tips

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20 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 2/29/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 2/29/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys Richard Rodgers and Friends Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.New Yorks Columbia University is proud of its history, as it should be since it once had Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II as students. Not all three at the same time, but close enough for them to have the common experience of creating varsity musicals, and later being collaborators who would reinvent the Broadway musical and create a treasury of popular American standards known the world over. Some of their greatest songs will be heard in The Music of Richard Rodgers and His Friends, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, presented at Sun City Centers Rollins Theater by the Performing Arts Club of SCC, for three weekends, beginning Thursday, Feb. 23. With book and direction by veteran New York actor, Lew Resseguie, Rodgers and his Friends, features more than two dozen classics, from Rodgers and Harts Blue Room, My Funny Valentine, and The Lady Is A Tramp to Rodgers and Hammersteins Out Of My Dreams, If I Loved You, and Youll Never Walk Alone. In addition to director Resseguie, the cast includes Alex Burns, Chuck Collett, Teri Council, Bob Garrod, Ellen Kleinschmidt, Diane LeFrancois, and Kathy Straub. Dates for the show, produced by Barbara Brtva, are Feb. 23, 24, 25, Mar. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11. Tickets are $10 at the SCC Atrium ticket kiosk, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to noon. Credit card sales: (813) 642-0606. When the dapper Richard Rodgers first met Lorenz Hart in 1920, Hart greeted him, said Rodgers, unshaven, disheveled, wearing frayed carpet slippers, tuxedo trousers and a checked jacket. He was five feet tall. All he needed was a tin cup and some pencils. But in that moment, Rodgers added, I acquired a career, a partner, a friend and a source of constant irritation. In the early 1940s with Hart in failing health and unable to work, Rodgers began his collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II. Their seventeen years together produced 11 musicals, one movie, one teleplay, 35 Tonys, 15 Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzers and two Emmys. Their first hit was Oklahoma, in 1943. When it was still in tryouts in New Haven Connecticut, Broadway producer Mike Todd went to see it, and walked out after the first act, saying, No girls, no legs, no jokes, no chance. Lorenz Hart, just eight months before his death, was in the audience. To Rodgers and Hammerstein, he said, This show of yours will run forever. That was almost 70 years ago and Oklahoma, has been running ever since in Broadway revivals, national and foreign tours, and in regional, community and college theaters from Tulsa to Tokyo. The shows music fills the Rollins Theater beginning Thurs., Feb. 23.Gratitude offered to volunteersThe Knights of Columbus council 7282 and 4th Degree council 2533 of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center would like to thank all who have volunteered at Our Lady of Guadalupe food pantry by giving of their time, items and money to feeding the needy and doing Gods work in the Wimauma area. Tom Bullaro and his wife Anita have been the driving force behind the operations for the past three years and as the faithful navigator of council 2533, Tom oversees the work of approximately 64 volunteers who contribute their time unselfishly to helping their fellow man to the tune of 160 hours per week or 8320 hours per year. The pantry lists over 952 families on its books and feeds an average of 125 families each comprising 4 members for a total of 500 persons per week. This amounts to 6,500 families or 26,000 people per year. Over 71,000 tons (142,000lbs) of food has been distributed during the past year, which is paid for by the generous donations from the surrounding community. Contributions are collected once a month from an ongoing initiative called Project Hunger at both Our Lady of Guadalupe and Prince of Peace churches. Contributions are also received from The Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and The Interfaith Councils Nearly New Shop.

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Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Strawberries and Goat Cheese Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 For the salad 1/2 cup walnuts 4 cups fresh spinach, stems trimmed 8 large strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Heat the oven to 375F. Place walnuts on rimmed baking sheet and bake until fragrant and toasted, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Toss spinach with strawberries in a large bowl. In small bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, vinegar and salt. Sprinkle walnuts on top of spinach and straw berries mix. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese, with remaining dressing on the side. 16 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 21 Year after year, saving money and eating healthier rank high on the list of New Years resolutions, but as many know all too well, busy schedules can make it hard to keep these resolutions up. Pretty Delicious author and Top Chef alum Candice Kumai has partnered with The Glad Products Company to create delicious recipes that help bring healthy food out of the kitchen, and in turn, help to save you both the cost and calories associated with eating lunch out. Chef Kumais recipes are inspired by Glad To Go reusable lunch and snack containers, which feature a detachable 1.5-ounce To Go cup that snaps into the you havent been able to before. Just imagine no more dressing leak disasters when bringing a salad to work. Now theres no excuse for us to break our New Years resolutions, says Kumai. My recipes are not only healthy, delicious, convenient meal time options, save money, time and calories and reduce waste. For additional recipes, lunchtime tips, coupon offerings and more, visit Facebook.com/Glad. Roasted Fig and Blue Cheese Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 in half 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon sea salt For the salad 1/2 cup blue cheese, cut into elegant wedges or thin slices 6 cups mixed salad greens with arugula 1/2 cup candied walnuts Sea salt to taste For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt approxi mately 30 minutes or until a bit golden brown. In small mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons balsamic evenly. Marinate for 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk honey, mustard, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and sea salt together to create dressing. Place greens in large salad bowl; toss in candied with a blue cheese wedge. Inspiring Recipes by Chef Candice Kumai For the dressing 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila 1 tablespoon grated lime zest 1 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Pinch of sea salt to taste For the salad 4 cups dark, leafy mixed greens 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, sliced thin 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1 avocado, sliced thin Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add cumin and red Add shrimp and toss. Carefully add tequila and cook until alcohol burns off. Season with salt, and add dried chipotle powder. Once shrimp are cooked, add chopped cilantro, toss and put aside on a plate. Toss mixed greens in a large salad bowl and add in roasted red peppers and black beans. In medium bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and alter to desired taste by adding additional hot sauce and salt. Top with avocado slices and sauted shrimp. For the shrimp 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila Salt, to taste 1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, choppedSpicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Serves: 4

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Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedSAVE YOUR ROOF w/PROTECTIVE COATINGCoupon worth $1,000Special Roof Coating Discounts SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1895Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 2/29/12Priced with coupon discount SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYExcel: Introduction and Formatting Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Ben Franklin: Bigger than the Legend* Dr. Rich Davis, as Ben Franklin, will entertain and enlighten with history, stories, and fun as he discusses Franklins life and achievements. Learn what famous American fired the first shots of the French and Indian War, which Sports Hall of Fame Franklin was elected to in 1968, and how Franklin managed the difficult, but essential, task of getting France to join the Revolutionary War on the side of the colonists. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Mouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Stargazing Party* Join them for a stellar stargazing party! Astronomy enthusiast Craig MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following on the Harkins Plaza, will be a viewing of the night sky through telescopes as they search for these celestial wonders. Teen/Adult Drawing* Join Art Instructor Bruce Marsh, for an evening of drawing. All levels are welcomed and materials are provided. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Email: Messages Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. A working e-mail address is required. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class 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. 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! This presentation will cover the latest legislation with regard the Florida Homeowners landscape. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough County Extension Service. *Free event is funded by the SouthShore Friends of the Library While more than 150 million numbers have been added to the National Do Not Call Registry, BBB continues to get calls from people who arent aware of this resource. The registry began in 2003 to give consumers a choice on telemarketing calls. Its managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you decide to register your number, telemarketers covered by the registry have 31 days to comply and stop calling you. If they continue to call you, they can be fined thousands of dollars. At first, numbers were to be reregistered every five years. That was changed in 2008. A number will only be removed if its disconnected or reassigned, or the consumer opts to remove it. Calls from some organizations are exempt, including: Political organizations. Charities, although you can ask a third-party telemarketer to stop calling you on a charitys behalf. Telephone surveyors, if the call is really for the sole purpose of conducting a survey. Unfortunately, this is a common area of abuse. If callers shift from taking a survey to selling, theyre violating the registrys rules. Companies with whom you have an established business relationship, which is defined in several ways. They include companies with whom youve had an actual relationship within the past 18 months; or companies youve requested information from, or applied to, in the past three months. You can, however, ask them to stop calling you. Here are other important provisions of the registry: The FTC does not allow private companies or other such third parties to register numbers. Offers to do so -particularly for a fee -are almost certainly a scam.The registry is only for personal phone numbers. Business-tobusiness calls and faxes are not covered. If you want to receive some telemarketing calls, you can give the companies written permission to call you even though your number is on the registry. Even if you dont add your number to the registry, you can prohibit individual telemarketers from calling by asking them to put you on their do-not-call list. To register a number, call 1-888382-1222 or visit donotcall.gov. The website also has information on registering multiple numbers, deleting a number, and filing complaints. You can register cell phone numbers on the same Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketers, however, generally use automated dialers to place their calls, and other laws prohibit using them to make calls to cell phones anyway. If your number is on the registry and you get an unwanted call from a non-exempt organization, thats a red flag of a possible scam. About BBB Serving West Florida -As the leader in advancing marketplace trust, Better Business Bureau is an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Every year, more than 87 million consumers rely on BBB Business Reviews and BBB Wise Giving Reports to help them find trustworthy businesses and charities across North America. Visit www.bbb.org for more information. To contact BBB serving West Florida about this release, call (727) 535-5609 ext. 3317 or jzajac@bbbwestflorida.org.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 23 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 3/8/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 2/16/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons BIG or SMALL... we do em allDirect Farm PricesSpecializing in Re-Sodding Beautiful, Drought-Tolerant Lawns 813-645-6911 Business News You are cordially invited to the American Business Womans Monthly Dinner Meeting on Feb. 27, at Ybor Grille. The speaker will be Tammy Levent, author of the best selling book Women Who Mean Business and the CEO of Elite Travel. She will discuss The Success of Strategic Partnerships in Business Networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow at 6 p.m. Choose one entree and side item with your RSVP. Plantains, Cup of Soup (spanish bean, caldo gallego or vermicelli), Garden Salad, Peas, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spanish Green Beans or Black Beans. Rice will be included. Pollo Rioja (Breaded chicken with Rioja wine and tomato sauce topped with Manchego cheese) or Lechon Asado (Cuban Roast Pork) or Merluza a La Rusa (Lightly breaded spanish whitefish filet sauteed & topped w/ Russian style sauce). The price will be $16 per person and will include dinner, dessert, coffee and beverage. Wine will be available for purchase. RSVP by February 21. Cash or check only, they cannot accept credit or debit Ybor Grille hosts American Business Womans ClubSouth Bay Hospital awarded certification South Bay Hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes South Bay Hospitals dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commissions state-of-the-art standards. South Bay Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2011. The Joint Commission evaluated the hospital for compliance with the standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. In achieving Joint Commission certification, South Bay Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its cards for payment. And, all noshows will be billed. Bring a friend or business associate and plenty of business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. For more information call 813649-0400 patients with hip and knee replacement surgery, says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q, Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. Certification is a voluntary process and I commend South Bay Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves. With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality for our patients, says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer, South Bay Hospital. Joint Commission certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement is a major achievement in maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide. For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz at 813-634-0496.SCC Curves changes ownershipYvonne Sargent and Vivian Hodgkin have taken over the operation of Curves for Women at 761 Cortaro Drive. Both women have been members of CURVES for over eight years. CURVES is a well known and respected wellness program for women which promotes a 30 minute workout three times a week. It also promotes healthy eating habits and weight loss, if needed. New members are always welcome. For more information call 813-633-9771.Upcoming events at Freedom Plaza Chamber event promises funAt 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging will host a fundraiser. There will be framed artwork along with food, drinks, massages, caricature portraits, magic tricks and more. All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds are used exclusively for the provision of their services. For more information visit www.MentalHealthAndAging.org or call 813-419-4902 Thursday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. Free presentation, tour, and luncheon in the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center. Open to the public. Learn about predictable longterm care costs and guaranteed Care for Life concept, tax benefits, homestead exemptions and asset protection. Join us for this special presentation and dine with our residents to learn more. RSVP required 813-634-1824. Thursday, Feb. 16, From 7-9:30 p.m. Freedom Plaza Dance Club will offer free lessons at 6:15 p.m. with dance to follow from 7 9:30 p.m. at Freedom Plaza Retirement Community, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. Open to the public. No RSVP required. Dollar StretcherVeggie Wash For an inexpensive substitute for commercial fruit and vegetable cleaners, use baking soda. Its not a spray, but in my opinion, baking soda does a better job. Just shake some on, rub it around, and rinse. It works great! Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher. com/index.cfm?TipsSyn to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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24 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 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 We have to stumble and fall if we are to walk. Samuel H. Miller 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 Rummage Sale at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchThe fifth annual Rummage Sale will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center on Friday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Many household items, clothing, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and collectibles will be available for the sale. Never too late for educationMany opportunities remain for you to enroll in the United Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Spring session. There are 42 diversified classes, many new this year, and five one day outings. The classes are ninety minutes in length and tuition is $25 for six classes beginning Feb. 20 to March 29. The Tampa General Hospital Health Series is presented at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. There is a $5 walk in fee each week and no registration is required. Late registration is available Feb. 1 through the first week of classes in the College office Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. to noon. The office is closed on Friday. Catalogs listing the classes, schedules and instructors are available in the College office and throughout the community. For your convenience, you may also register online at www.4lifelearning.org. The College phone number is 813-634-8607. The entire community and surrounding area are invited to Come, Learn and Enjoy because it is never too late to educate.Classical trio in concertThe fifth concert in the Fine Arts Series at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. The featured artists will be ETA-3, a classical trio formed at The Juilliard School in 2006. This exciting group includes American flutist Emily Thomas; Japanese pianist Tomoki Nakayama; and Russian clarinetist, Alexey Gorokhotinsky. ETA-3 was named for a sparkling, spectacular nebula in our galaxy and this wonderful trio does sparkle and shine. This is an encore performance for the group who were part of the 2009-2010 Fine Arts Series. Tickets are $9 at the door or at the church office. For more information, call Judy Voorhees at 642-8125 or the church office at 634-1252. The classical trio ETA-3.The Sun City Chamber Players are proud to welcome world class violin soloist Michael Jorgensen from Cincinnati, Ohio to perform 2 Concerts in Florida with the Sun City Chamber Players. On Feb. 17 and 18 Michael will be joining the group of local musicians to perform all four of Vivaldis famous Four Seasons concertos for Solo violin and String Orchestra. Also on the program is Haydns Fifths String Quartet. The Friday evening concert (Feb.17) will be held at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday Feb., 18 held at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Sarasota. Michael holds a bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music, a masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and a doctorate from Florida State University. A member of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, he recently served as concertmaster for the 75th-anniversary national tour of Porgy and Bess. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on the evening or afternoon of the concert. For more information call Shawn Snider 941-323-9434 or visit www. suncitychamberplayers.comWorld class violin soloist to performMichael Jorgensen New members welcomed at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchOn Sunday, January 22, new members were welcomed to Redeemer Lutheran Church. New members were greeted by all at the coffee hour after the 9:30 a.m. service. Redeemer Lutheran Church has services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The first and third Sundays are Holy Communion. For more information call 813-634-1292 or email: sccredeemer@verizon.net web: sccredeemer.orgFrom left to right: Sponsor Paula Simenson and new member Martha Walker; new member Paul Hannesson; sponsors Martha and Al Alderman for new members Wayne and Jennie Flietner and Pastor Stiller in the back.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 25 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. Area Obituaries Elizabeth Clark-Luka (Betty) Betty Clark-Luka, 91, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday January 12, 2012. She was born in Cloquet, MN on November 20, 1920. She spent most of her adult life raising 5 sons in Ames, IA, later working as a part-time realtor on Sanibel Island FL, before retiring to Hayesville, NC, and Sun City Center, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold E. Clark, Jr.; her husband of 9 years, Len Luka; and a son, John R. Clark. She leaves behind sons Bob Clark (Leesa) of Springlake, MI; Jim Clark (Marcie) of Ames, IA; Tom Clark (Lori) of Knoxville, TN, and Mike Clark (Becky) of Palm Harbor, FL, 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, FL. Donations can be made in memory of Betty Clark-Luka to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33760.Barbara H. FontaineBarbara H. Fontaine, age 84, of Mexico, Maine and Sun City Center, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday January 9, 2012 at Oak Grove Center. She was born in Mexico, Maine on March 21, 1927 the youngest of eight children to Stephen and Mary (Casey) McPhee. Barbara was a graduate of Mexico High School class of 1945, excelling in basketball. She also played in the school band and as a young woman she and her friends attended all of the Big Band Swing Dances. She was employed for several years at Oxford Paper and later was a library assistant at Rumford High School for many years. She was married to Leo Fontaine for over 40 years; he passed away in 1992. Barbara was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. She was a member of the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico and the Kings Point Gold Club in Sun City Center, Florida. Barbara enjoyed knitting, baking, reading, and was an avid golfer scoring two holes in one in her golfing career. She loved watching Sunday football. Barbara and her husband Leo enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home and summer camp at Worthley Pond. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Sara Sylvester and the staff at Oak Grove Center. Surviving are her children, Nancy Makin and husband John of Skowhegan, Sally Allard and husband Robert of Carrabassett, Bruce S. Fontaine and companion Rosey Wolfe of Bath, Ann Fontaine-Fisher and husband Gregory of Portland, and Janet F. Crowe and husband Brendan of Brunswick; a sister Rita Wyman and husband John of Rumford; ten grandchildren Sara Eastup, Tina Marie Poulin, Margo Reis, Matthew Allard, Zachary Allard, Jon Fontaine, Danielle Fontaine, MacKenzie Fisher, Alison Crowe, and Emily Crowe; and three great-grandchildren Jake, Maddie and Tillie Rose. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Leo Fontaine in 1992, two brothers Donald McPhee and Stephen McPhee, and three sisters Mary Sciaraffa, Theresa Vatalaro and Geneva Ziko. You are invited to share your, thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Fontaine family by visiting their guestbook at www. SGThibaultFuneralHome.com Robert R. RaffertyRobert R. Rafferty 82, of Sun City Center, Fl passed away January 21, 2012 at home with his family. He is urvived by his loving wife, Loys Reynolds Raffery; sons, Ronald, Timothy and Michael; daughters, Robin Ariola and Dorothy DesBrisay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to LifePath Hospice 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Ste. 100, Temple Terrace Fl 33637 www. lifepath-hospice.org arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.Eugene (Gene) SkummerEugene (Gene) Skummer, 78 of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born in Chicago, IL on February 3, 1933, Gene was a retired General Manager; a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church; German American Club; loved to play golf and had 3 holes in one. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; daughters, Lori Theresa (Steve) Ryan of Bolingbrook, IL and Mary Katherine (Joe) Tooley of Jacksonville, FL; sister LaVerne Serritella of Bartlett, IL and brother, Robert Skummer of Mt. Prospect, IL. Gene is also survived by 3 grandchildren. Inurnment will be a Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center.Unitarians remember Elizabeth BlackwellOn Feb. 2, Sun City Center Unitarian Fellowship hosts Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker who will present Despite All Odds. Because Friday, Feb. 3 will be the 190th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Blackwell, Dr. Robert P Tucker will celebrate her accomplishments as one of the major U.U. pioneers and Americas first woman M.D. Rev. Dr. Tucker is a regular U.U. presenter who speaks in depth, seriously but with humor, on pastoral and spiritual matters. On Feb. 9 In Celebration of St. Valentines Day will be presented by long time Fellowship Member Bill Danek. 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. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 813-633-2349. Mike Holcomb, bass singer with the Inspiration Quartet from Bryson City, NC will be singing and preaching at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, 9912 Indiana St., Gibsonton. Holcomb began to sing in church at the age of 4 when they stood him on a piano bench so he could be seen. He has been with the Inspirations Quartet for 35 years and is still with them. Mike and his wife, Bavaria, have also started Hearts Desire Ministry to air on 13 cable systems in the southeast. There is no charge for the concert; an offering will be taken. For more information, call (813) 6771301 ot (813) 956-6843. Attend a gospel concertMIKE HOLCOMBIts time for fun!The community is invited to the United Community Church for another great Fun Brigade event. The Valentine Party and Entertainment will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the church at 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Caz and Terry will entertain with their Nashville Style and Light Show. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased following the 10 a.m. service on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon in the Narthex or at the door the night of the event. For further information, Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl at 634-7062. Refreshments will be available for purchase.World Day of Prayer 2012Women from several Sun City Center churches are busy planning this years World Day of Prayer, which will be held on Friday, March 2, at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center. Details of the World Day of Prayer 2012 will be announced in the next few weeks. In the back row center is Jo Alice Nieter, Event Chairman for St. Andrew, surrounded by Dorothy Peterson and Irene Brenner, both representing Redeemer Lutheran Church. In the front row (left to right) are Marlene Frederick and Rosemary Riley, both representing Prince of Peace Catholic Church, and Judi Stacey, representing St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Naked a man comes from his mothers womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand. Ecclesiastes 5:15

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26 FEBRUARY 2, 2012The South Shore Symphony Orchestra has successfully made the transition to its new homes, performing at St. Anne Catholic Church and rehearsing at St. John the Divine in Ruskin along with its new Conductor Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson. It has become a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and has joined the Chamber of Commerce in both Sun City Center and South Shore (Ruskin & Apollo Beach). It has also partnered with the Ruskin Community Development Foundation in the Firehouse Cultural Center project and also the South Shore Arts Council. The Orchestra has set new goals to bring music to not only the adults of the South Shore Communities but also to the youth of the area with its new youth programs that will be introduced in the coming year. Dominick Galati, Founder, President, Assoc. Conductor, and Business Manager of the SSSO said, In only its second year this organization has made great strides and the music has never sounded better. We are proud to have also been recognized by many other orchestras around Florida as one of the new, up and coming orchestras to be heard in Florida. He also said, The SSSO hopes with our audiences support to thrive and that they can be part of this orchestras success by continuing this musical journey with us. The orchestra has already started its rehearsals for its February 10, 2012 concert. This will be the first concert of the 2012 New Year but the third Concert in the series. This Concert is called A Celebration of Love, and features pieces like: Peer Gynt, Overture from Romeo and Juliet, Suite #2 from Carmen and Thats All I Ask of You from the Phantom. With this concert the SSSO will also be celebrating its 2nd birthday. Come and Listen to the wonderful music being performed by the South Shore Symphony Orchestra. The Winter Series Concerts remaining are: February 10, A Celebration of Love, March 23, Saint Saen Symphony #3 with organ soloist and on May 4, A Tribute to America. Tickets may be purchased by cash or check made out to the South Shore Symphony Orchestra from the following locations: St. Anne Catholic Church office, in Ruskin, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Ruskin and Apollo Beach) and the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce in Sun City Center. All single tickets are $20 and $21 at the door. Student tickets are $10 (ages 9 to 16 yrs old with ID) Ages 4-8 are admitted free with adult supervision. An extra service charge of $1 per ticket will be added when purchasing by Charge Card (Visa or MC only) on the SSSO Ticket Hot Line at 813-667-7776, but not when purchasing tickets by mail. When ordering by mail, make all checks payable to South Shore Symphony Orchestra. Send to: S.S.S.O. P.O. Box # 5867, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5867. Be sure to include concert dates wanted and telephone number when requesting tickets by mail.KP Chorus says thank youKings Point Chorus would like to thank all the people who attended their first cabaret-style-concert, A Holiday Party in our Town. It was a sell-out crowd that warmed the hearts of all chorus members. They worked very hard to present beautiful holiday music with the audience participating and having a good time. They also want to thank all the businesses that displayed posters, and the newspapers for giving them the press that was so desperately needed. Final thanks have to go to their director, Chuck Wirick, who was able to take a group of people and come up with a chorus capable of giving a performance pleasing to the audience. Their next concert will be in April. 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 Winter Concert Series beginsBrandon Chai Group, formerly a group of the Womens Zionist Organization of America, has now become Chai Chapter of Hadassah. They are the first Hadassah Chapter chartered in this second century of Hadassah. 2012 marks the second 100 years since Hadassah was started in 1912. Today at 100 years old, with 300,000 members, Hadassah is the largest Jewish organization in America, and one of the largest womens volunteer organizations in the world. As a Chapter, Brandon Chai, has changed its name to Chai Chapter of Hadassah. They have branched out into surrounding areas encompassing Sun City Center, Riverview, Wimauma, and Apollo Beach, as well as Brandon and Valrico. Some meetings are now held at Congregation Beth Israel in Sun City Center as well as at Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon, and at members homes. Chapter members are very excited to have their numbers grow and meet with others in the community. As Hadassah is in its centennial year, founder Henrietta Szolds legacy of commitment, caring, and improving the world through practical deeds lives on in the work of the hundreds of thousands of Hadassah women today. They build on the past, but look to the future. Chai Chapter is a vital part of that chain of women looking to do good works and have fun in the process. Chanukah was celebrated at Congregation Beth Israel of Sun City Center with 54 people attending a pot luck lunch with a gift exchange, singing, and an educational talk. Their initial meeting as a Chapter included talks by RBC bankers on matters of consumer interest. Many future events are planned locally and they look forward to more members joining. For more information, call Carol at 829-7227. Members of Brandon Chai Group celebrate Chnukah. Looking for new members High Tea and Fashion Show at St. Annes ChurchThe St. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Tea and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Joachim Hall, adjacent to St. Annes Church in Ruskin. This years theme is International, with each table decorated to represent countries around the world. Fashions will be provided by The Rose Boutique (which supports the Mary & Martha House), located at 100 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin. The Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. Seating is limited and tickets are $15 per person available at the church office and at the Rose Boutique. For more information, call St. Annes Church office at (813) 645-1714 or the Boutique at (813) 645-7628.Weight Watchers extends invitationWeight Watchers meets every Thursday at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Meetings are at 8 and 9:30 a.m. Dont miss out on free registration. Limited time. For more information contact Sandy: samt1995@yahoo.com.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 FeEBuarUAR Y 2, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONALWanted: F Flea market vendors & people to compete in Chili contest. (EE.GG. S Simmons Park) F Feb. 25. Call for info. 813671-7655 120 EntertainmentNTERTAINMENT(S S moking Monkey Productions). R R ico Cortes, S Skyler S Seibeck, A Andrew Brigman & T Tim S Strebbing We are devoted to provide you with the best reviews in the gaming world. S See us at www. smokingmonkeyproductions.net We are wo rth the drive from anywhere! We re -c over or make new cushions Delivery Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S S t., G G ibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Yard sale. 3 family. 21 F F irst S S t., N N W, R Ruskin. S Saturday & S Sunday 8am-4pm. L L ots of misc., clothes, glass, linens, books, CDDs, lounge furniture etc. T Too much to mentionGGarage Sale FFriday & SSaturday, 364 Club Manor D Dr., SSCC. 8am-1pm. SSecretary, dining set, chest of drawer, end tables, desk, antiques & lots of household items.A A sale you cant miss! F F riday & S S aturday, F F eb. 3, & 4, 8am-2pm. 1204 D D esert Hills D Dr., SSCC. SSee you there! 805 Ojai A Ave., S SCC. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. T T elescope. linens, glassware, small appliances, mirrors, pictures, lamps, chair, jewelry armoire, costume jewelry, bar stools, Christmas, TV TV, TV TV stand, collectibles & lots of misc Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon ACCESSORY SALE50% OFF all purses and beltsPlus, the secret sale Hide-a-way RV RV R R esort, annual parkwide yard sale. S Saturday, F Feb. 4, 9am-1pm. L Lunch is served.Rummage Sale RRedeemer LLutheran Church, corner of V Valley FForge & SRSR 674, SSCC. FFriday, F Feb 3, 8am-1pm. SSaturday, FFeb. 4, 8am-11:30am. LLots of donated items, crafts, collectiblesR Red hats & accessories, ladies Blazers & mens sport coats $3, home decor, jewelry. 8am-3pm., 711 Ojai, S S CC. F Feb. 3 & 4 February Fun Jewelry, adult tricycle, VVHSS & DVDDVD movies, musical cassette, clothes, wrought iron bird cage & antiques. 1009 RRickenbacker DDr., SSCC. Close to Wal-GGreens. SSaturday & SSunday, FFeb. 3 & 4, 8am-? .Another Super Saturday A Above T The R Rest. Part 2 of estate sale. F Furniture, storage cabinets, household a bag $5) 10am-2pm. Between CVSVS & Winn D Dixie. 139 S S. Pebble Beach Blvd. 813-633-5013G Garage sale. 2523 L Lightfoot R Rd., S Sundance. F Feb 3 & 4, 8am-2pm. Woman sizes 2x-3x, ladies 10-12, mens 36. T Tools, stroller, jewelry, misc.Multi Family yard sale. SSaturday, FFeb 4, 8am-? Covington Park, RRegents VVillage Way. Clothing furniture, tools, jewelry, stereo equipment toys. tackle, guns, golf clubs & balls, army uniforms, quilt fabrics, books, furniture, clothes & much more. 650 A A llegheny D D r., S SCC. SSaturday, 8am-2pm. Yard sale. T T hursday, 8am-noon. 955 Cherry Hills D D r., S S CC. Wheel chairs, walkers, tools, tool boxes, women clothes 3-5x, glassware, small refrigerator w/ freezer & much more Woodland Estates Park (off Hwy. 41 S., between 4th and 10th St. SW)Mobile Home Park Rec HallSATURDAY, FEB. 4 NO EARLY BIRDS!!Many items. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ruskin United Methodist Church ANNUAL YARD SALEat 105 4th Ave. NW SATURDAY, FEB. 48 a.m. to 1 p.m.Furniture, Appliances, Televisions, Home Accessories... Lots of things! Breakfast & Lunch available 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515BBogey B Bills G Golf Cars Cruise Car, LLoadmaster trailer, Club Car, E E-Z G Go. N New, custom, restoration, rebuilds, rentals, solar, LSVLSV upgrades, SV SVC, seasonal storage, parts, charger repair & TTrojan batteries. 2202 USS 41 S S. RRuskin. 813-649-8099 370 LawnLAWN and AND GardenGARDENSS ears mower, self propelled, 22, 6.5hp, rear bagger $150. S S ears gas trimmer/ edger $75, like new. Call 813634-1483 390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeEHillsboro Memorial G G ardens, 2 premium cemetery lots in G G arden of Cross, lot 146-AA spaces 1 & 2. G G reat buy for both at $3,950 obo. 813-633-1334 Propane Propane Propane! 2 LocationsLone Pine RV Park Carol Motel (813) 645-1325 395 wantedWANTED BuUY I Buy Old Baseball CardsCall Ed for best prices.(813) 361-2493 390 miscMISC. forFOR saSALeE MARINE400 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeEStorage Rameys BBusiness Park D Dollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, S South Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBay-S Storage.com SSay you saw it in the Observer NNews Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 404 Stoneham Dr., SCC(St. Andrews area)ARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sectional Sofa, Entertainment Centers, Dinette Table w/Chairs, King & Twin Bedroom Suite, Credenza, Leather Recliner, Computer Desk, Wingback Chair, File Cabinets, Deacons Bench, Needlepoint Furniture; Tools: Band Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Belt Sander, Jointer Planer, Work Benches, Ladders, Lots of Electric & Manual Tools; Collectables: Roseville, Homer Laughton, Quilts, Stamps, Vintage Books, Post Cards, Artwork, Johnson Bros. China, Limoges, Shriner items, Jewelry (Vintage & Costume); Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 THEE SHOPPERER RERENTA ALS600 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 REAREAL EESTA A TEE500 M.H. HOUUSING550 465 RR V lotLOT REntNT AlsLS RV Sites Availablein adult park Lone Pine RV Park (813) 645-1325 511 HoOUsSEsS FoFOR SAlLECall me 1st. B 4 you buy your new construction home! I legally rebate thousands to my buyers! Charles Rutenberg RE, 813-789-2022 leave message. 3br/2ba/2cg, fenced corner lots. salt Well maintained home, asking price $224,900. 727-215-6911 511 hoHOUsSEsS FoOR sSAlLE 565 M.H. inIN PARKsSRuskin 55+ senior park. Recently remodeled, beautiful 12x65, 4br/2ba MH, roof over, 6x10 shed, large screened porch, 2 car carport. Joins the Little Manatee river. Private dock & ramp. $12,000, lot rent $289 monthly. 813419-4066. Pet friendly 55+ park 2br/1ba, large Florida room, work shop inside a workshop, 2 car carport, minor inside repair needed, but not necessary. Boat dock available. 813-641-3203, $5,600. 14x56 Manatee, 2br/1ba, newly remodeled, sunroom, huge shed, screened room. Neptune Village, 2320 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Lot 263. $12,000. 989928-0800 565 M hH. inIN pP ARtsTSWaterfront doublewide MH (on Little Manatee mouth) Ruskin. 2br/2ba, lanai, laundry room, furnished. Must sell $30,000 negotiable. 410-661-1110 or 443-684-9069 2000 Merit doublewide, 28x48, 3br/2ba, spacious open floor plan, many upgrades, lanai, insulated AC shed. Lot rent $408 includes trash, water & sewer. Riverview. Just reduced to $29,900. 813-470-8763 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit. No pets. 813-863-6123611 HoOUsSEsS FoOR REntNT55+ Community Furnished 2 bedroom. Available now. Includes lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection & recreational card. 813-634-9695 SCC 55+ area, 2br/2ba with den, newly appliances. $1,000 monthly 1,500sf. 813-918-1826Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 Apts APTS. FoOR RREntNTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 612 AptsPTS FoOR REntNT 613 ConONDosOS FoOR RREntNTApollo Beach condo, one floor. One bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. dishwasher. Quiet. 813-642-0681 or 813-645-4145 614 DDUplPLEX FoOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 SCC 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg. Ideal location includes water, lawn & garbage. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Unfurnished. 813634-3350 630 M.H. RREntNT AlsLSRuskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm. 630 M.H. RREntNT AlsLSFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207FFor RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom MH, includes washer/ dryer, CHA, range, refrigerator, microwave, Fios TV. $625 monthly plus deposit, on 2.3 acre, Ruskin. 813-645-5956 646 WAREhoHOUsSE SpP AcCEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PRROFF SERER VICEES650 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPING. Can do attitude: 1099s, W2s, forms, keeping services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your local ing Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 A ADUltLT/ChilHILD CARENow accepting applications for enrollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school. Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087 2BR/2BA furnished Singlewide + encl. addition, screen porch, carport, gated community, pool, clubhouse, clean and well kept. $42,000. 2BR/2BA nicely furnished Singlewide + encl. addition/3BR, on own corner lot, screen porch, carport, large shed + washer/dryer. $49,900. Just listed: 2BR/2BA (1988) Doublewide + glass enclosed addition, carport, utility shed, cement driveway, on own lot. $54,500. Beautifully maintained and furnished (1988) 2BR/2BA Doublewide + large addition, great kitchen, carport, utility shed/workshop on own lot. $59,500. Neat as a pin! 2BR/2BA (1987) Doublewide, bright spacious living area, large enclosed addition, carport, and great 12x24 attached workshop. $61,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 GREAT PROPERTY FOR CHURCH, BUSINESS AND/OR HOME: 2,600 sq.ft. home & office space + garage and carports, on 1 beautiful acre with large oaks, circular driveway, lots of road frontage, right in Ruskin, close to main Hwy! CG zoning. Now $239,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 Acres, close to main Hwy and new subdivision, this property will make a great little farm, a perfect spot for your dream home, and a nice investment for future development. $125,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING: 2BR/2BA doublewide, partially furnished, large MBR & MBA, L shaped Liv/Din-Room, large glassed addition, carport, utility shed, on nice own lot. $54,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FURNISHED MOBILE-HOME ON ITS OWN CORNER LOT: Perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA, with large air-conditioned addition/3rd BR, bright open living room, eat-in-space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed with washer & dryer, newer CHA. $49,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SUN CITY CENTER RENTAL: Very nicely repainted & remodeled 2BR/2BA furnished condo, enclosed lanai overlooking nature preserve, utility-rm, attached carport. Available after March 31st, for long term: $875/mo., or short term please call for quote. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NO DESCRIPTION CAN DO IT JUSTICE. You must come and see house and view for yourself. 3BR/2BA very tastefully updated and decorated home on double lot on Little Manatee River. Water views from most rooms and great floor plan for entertaining. Comes with boat! Reduced to $249,900! Dont be afraid to make offer. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT by starting your business in this well priced, well situated property in Ruskin. Or, if you just need a place to live while you resolve to work for yourself, this 2BR/1BA CB building will also work. Owners very motivated and will consider holding a mortgage. Just reduced to $89,900 and looking for offers. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $234,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION ON LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! Very nice 2BR/1BA single family home with a 1-car garage Located on a nice corner lot. Special features include a new roof and air conditioner. $58,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2.5BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 acre with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 88 Years 1924 2012PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. Fish house with BA. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $110,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 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 READY FOR DEVELOPING! 5 acres (MOL) in a area of tremendous growth with easy access to I-75. 3BR/2BA on property has been gutted, now ready to be remodeled. 30x60 metal barn included. $374,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! REDUCED PRICE ON 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 $195,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. BEAUTIFUL, SPOTLESS & MOVE-IN READY! This 2BR/2BA & 2-car garage Nassau model in Sun City Center has been well taken care of and meticulously maintained. The HVAC system was replaced in 2006 and features state-of-the-art antibacterial system with a UV light that gives added prevention against mold. The roof was replaced in 2007 with 30 year dimensional roof shingles. Call today for a showing and make this home your own! DONT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 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 & no HOA. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! NOW RENTINGAVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCYRIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental Rates Beginning at $520 + Utilities For Rental Information call: (813) 645-7320 (TDD 800-955-8771) 709 Oceanside Circle Ruskin Mon-Fri 9:00 AM 5:00 PMEqual Housing Opportunity 2BR/2BA in Andover, screened porch, W/D, Owner Financing with 20% down ........................... $23,500 YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), 1000 sq. ft. under A/C, skylight, covered parking at front door, enclosed lanai, large utility room......................... $31,200

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Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for Free and programming starting at $19.99/mo. Free HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, Call Now. 1-800-795-7279 SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-903-2647 SWIM SPA LOADED! Brand New with Warranty, 3 Pumps, LED lighting, Ozone Deluxe Cover, maintenance free $8995. Can deliver. 727-851-3217 SERER VIICEES700 704 JUNK RREMovOV ALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123 705 CLEANINgGRRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. FFlat rate $75, full clean708 MovMOVERsSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LLAWN CAREHenrys LLawn MMaintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawnmaintenance.comBB&S LLawn Care, IInc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 715 FFILL DDIRtT/HAULINgGMMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor Service topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 New Systems & Repairs Commercial & Residential Call Rocky (813) 917-2740 Fax ( 813) 641-2775R&D Septic Inc.Lic #SM0890137 & Insured 717 coCONcCREtTE DEsSIgGN 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 680 ADULt T/chCHILD cCARE 718 sSEptPTIcC 720 HoOME MMAINtT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Handyman Custom Carpentry Doors installed, sundecks, framing, screen enclosures, repairs, plumbing, electrical, painting. Senior discount Free estimates. 813-645-1778. C-117507 www.MYIC.com/customcarpentry 735 TRANspoSPORtT At TIoONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813-731-9283 for rates740 MMIscSC. SERv VIcCEsSIIn YYour Home Pet Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed, bonded, insured. References available. email: olivertort@aol.com Oliver & Company Seawall RRepairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306Hate that WWall Paper! I can remove it. Want something painted. Big or small, I can do it. Ill even clean windows. Debby. 813-4346499 820 CLERIcCALAdministrative assistant. Entry level position. Duties include: Dispatching, bookkeeping and what ever else needs to be for the right person. 813-645-0381 810 cCLERIcCAL Clerical AAssistant Must be computer literate (Microsoft Excel), accuracy is critical, working knowledge of basic accounting, with strong organization skills. Position includes ordering materials, tracking job costs, contract oriented and able to work independently. AIA billing experience helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to: Welch Tennis Courts 813-641-7795. 860 SALEsSSales/ Customer Service RRep. If you are an energetic, detail oriented person with excellent communications skills, then we have a great sales/ customer service position for you. Call center experience in sales & customer service required. We offer a friendly, casual environment with experience. Send resume to: 5-T, 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl. 33570870 GENERALPre School Teacher Must love working with children & have some child care experience. Hours 7:30am-3pm. M-F. Pay based on experience & training. CDA preferred but all applicants will be considered. Please apply in person to: Bayside Academy, 1202 E. Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, Fl. AC tech/ installer. Great position for lation & service end of business. Some experience & good attitude necessary. Unlimited growth potential for right person. 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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 2, 2012 Volume 56 Number 2 32 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS A local travel agent realizes her dream of visiting Africa. Read the details and see more photos on page 17 Southshore Market lived up to expectations last weekend. See Mitch Traphagens photos on page 18 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: East Bay Bucs youth football and cheerleading squads kick off25 years of success PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON HILLMANThe East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League is celebrating 25 years of success. Registration for 2012 begins Feb. 4. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netGIBSONTON What began as a dream from prominent local businessmen 25 years ago has come full circle. This year, the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading organization will kick off a season better than ever and with sights set on a new home. The East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League, Inc. is a Florida non-profit organization that sponsors youth cheerleading and full contact football teams for children ages 6 to 14. The organization is a member of the Gulf Coast Youth Football Conference (GCYFC). All coaches and board members are unpaid volunteers. In 2010, organization president Jason Hillman and other board members began meeting with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) officials and Hillsborough County Parks administrators to secure a permanent home for the organization at Vance Vogel Park in Gibsonton. Practices had been held at the park since 1990, but until now, the games had been held at East Bay High School. On January 26, Hillman received written approval for the proposal. The East Bay Buccaneers organization will A dream comes full circle...fully fund the project and the facilities needed at the park. With the organizations direction firmly in place, open registration for the 2012 season will take place at Vance Vogel Park on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration for returning children will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Up to 360 athletes, 180 enrolled in football and 180 enrolled in the cheerleading squad, will kick off the season as practices begin in July. The football squad is broken into five divisions based on the age and weight of the child. The East Bay Buccaneers are part of a league of 10 organizations, with game days on Saturday beginning in August. At a date yet to be determined during the season, the organization is planning a 25th anniversary celebration to honor founders Howard Corr, Harley Burnett, Dave Sutherland, and Gary Moore; local sponsors; and the thousands of young people who passed through the program, some of whom have gone from participant to volunteer coach over the course of those years. The organization is also seeking donations from the community and See EAST BAY BUCS, page 3The Sun City Center Woodcarvers made a big splash at the Florida Winter National Art Expo and Competition. See page 15Designing retirees may put their marks on new buildings By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER If youre an inveterate better mouse trap builder, theres a community association committee here that wants to hear from you resident creative thinkers. As design of proposed structures anchoring the central campus capital improvements moves from concept phase to formalized planning, an ad hoc committee is taking shape to serve as conduit between participating residents and professional architect. Their objective is collection of all the sketches, illustrative photographs and ideas in narrative form that Sun City Center Community Association members want to contribute for a review aimed at developing a consensus design that can be implemented architecturally. The short term committee, announced this week by the CA to function through the design process, will be led by Directors Al Alderman and Howie Griffin, according to Ed Barnes, CA president. Noting the considerable amount of talent residing in Sun City Center, Barnes added that he figures several individual CA members with pertinent experience will be interested in joining the directors for the review procedure. The CA leader pointed out the community is home to a wide array of retired professionals, including those coming from the worlds of architecture, engineering, graphic arts, site planning and related fields of endeavor. Many of these folks already have their vision of the renewed campus and have said so at the community meetings we held on the long term plan, Barnes said. Now I hope they will come forward and bring their ideas for the building appearances with them. The same sentiment was expressed by Carlos Molnar, principal architect with SOL Design Studio in Tampa which developed the preliminary campus concepts that initiated community conversations about the project. Molnar emphasized it is very common Architect Carlos MolnarSee SCC ARCHITECTURE, page 11Legislators support HCIUnique, successful correctional institution is gaining support By MELODY JAMESON BALM Bolstered by a firsthand look inside the Hillsborough Correctional Institution here last week, local legislators took the campaign to keep the uniquely successful female prison open to Tallahassees top tier this week. Five area lawmakers from both houses of the legislature Senator Ronda Storms as well as Representatives Rich Glorioso, Rachel Burgin, Betty Reed and Darryl Rouson met with Gov. Rick Scotts chief of staff, Steve MacNamara, Monday morning to underscore HCIs importance to its 275 inmates, its 130 staff members, its 400 plus volunteers, its parent agency, the surrounding region, and to society in general. Following the session, Glorioso told The Observer that MacNamara listened carefully and understood the lawmakers positions. Signals pointing to whether Floridas Department of Corrections will or will not back off its stated intention to close the faith-based, character-building facility with an outstandingly low recidivism rate could come as early as weeks end, he added. MELODY JAMESON PHOTOState and county leaders had an opportunity to inspect during their tour of HCI the many items inmates create and donate to charity. Peggy Smith, Hillsborough County development services director, was particularly interested in fabric articles made in the prison sewing center. The value of these products donated to charity is estimated at $200,000 per year. 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Donations can be sent to the East Bay Buccaneers, PO Box 599, Gibsonton, FL, 33535. For information on how you can help, email info@eastbaybucs.org. Anytime you have an organization that has been devoted to youth program for that long is a huge accomplishment, organization president Jason Hillman said. Im glad that I can be a part of this first class organization during this special time. It takes a lot of unpaid volunteers to run this organization and I would like to say thank you to everyone that has been or is a part of this organization. For information about the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading League, visit their website at www.eastbaybucs. org. For registration on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, Vance Vogel Park is located at 13010 Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton.East Bay Bucs Hillsborough Sheriffs resources successfully applied in Kings Point By MELODY JAMESON KINGS POINT Multiple aspects of the Hillsborough Sheriffs public safety resources were concentrated here Saturday, responding to an emergency ultimately defused without any injury. The situation began to unfold Saturday afternoon when HCSO personnel were alerted that a KP resident was threatening to do himself harm, J.D. Callaway, the departments communications director, said this week. In such circumstances, identities usually are not made public. Anticipating that one or more weapons could be involved within the condominium community where villas in duplex configurations are clustered in neighborhoods, patrol units began to converge on the Lancaster area at mid-afternoon. Soon, the departments helicopter was overhead and members of the HCSO Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) followed. All told, more than a dozen officers were on the scene for the several hours required to bring it safely to conclusion, Callaway said. Deputies secured the area and remained in place as a dialogue was opened successfully with the resident who spoke with officers from inside his home, Callaway indicated. The negotiation, focused on conditions and needs, was conducted mostly by the departments especially-trained personnel and continued for about three hours, HCSO reports show. Eventually, officers were able to take the resident into protective custody and transport him for medical attention without any further incident, Callaway said. While hundreds of Kings Pointers became aware of the strong police presence and for hours could only speculate on the reasons, no actual damage to persons or property was reported. Callaway acknowledged that the sheriffs office resources applied in the situation combined to become a considerable show of force. However, in such circumstances, when the outcome remains uncertain for a span of time and unfolding events cannot be predicted, he added, the safety of both the public and of officers at the scene are concerns that demand precautions. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Community garage sale for boy wounded on New Years Eve a successA community garage sale held last week to benefit Diego Duran, the boy wounded by celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve was a success. According to organizer Bruce Marsh, people would drop off $30 worth of stuff, buy $20 worth and say keep the change. Event volunteers said that hundreds of people passed through the sale within the first few hours on Saturday, buying up nearly half of the donated goods available for sale. According to the latest updates from the Friends of Diego Duran Facebook page, Diego is continuing his long road to recovery and has successfully completed a major surgery and his doctors are hoping another, more complicated surgery may be avoided. Last week, he was able to walk down a hospital corridor with his father. The family thanks everyone in the community for the support they have received since the incident last month. The garage sale was held at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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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 Have you ever compared your life to a timepiece? If your life were a clock, would you be moving slow and easy in a shadowy world, like a sundial? Maybe youre the Big Ben type, who regularly proclaims the time with great noise and fury. Then there is the shrill alarm clock that shakes us out of our slumber. Maybe youre the type of clock that runs just a little bit fast, or on the other hand, one that loses time every day. They say even a broken clock is right twice a day, so no matter the type of timepiece you liken yourself to, you have a place in the world. I found a poem that I really like. I dont know the author, as Ive seen several versions attributed to different people. The title of the poem is Lifes Clock, and it can do to get started. organized, begin to think organization. If you think yourself sloppy and disorganized, it will become a self-fulfill ing prophecy. Begin cleaning up the clutter. A great deal of time can be lost looking for misfiled or misplaced documents night in a quiet place and think about what you must accomplish for the next day. Make a list of the five or ten most impor tant tasks. ruptions to distract you from your stated goals. Dont be the person at whose desk everyone stops to talk. to do. Have a plan in mind for accomplishing the things most important to you. Most of us have a tendency to do the easy tasks first, leaving the hard or distasteful ones until later. Tackle these tasks when you are fresh. truly wasting time, you are wasting life. However, dont forget that time spent for your enjoyment is never wasted time. Once you have decided to take the day off, make a conscious decision not to feel guilty about it. Feeling guilty will not get the time back and will defeat the medicinal benefits of the off-time. quires us to make choices. For instance, rather than running late all day, cancel one appointment. If you have six meetings, you will miss one but be on time for five. There will be fewer people upset with you and you will be in control. The clock of life is wound but once, and once is enough if you have the right attitude toward the use of your time. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com reads like this. The clock of life is wound but once ... And no man has the power ... To tell just when the hands will stop ... At late or early hour. To lose ones wealth is sad indeed ... To lose ones health is more ... To lose ones soul is such a loss ... As no man can restore. The present only is our own. 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Additional require ments are listed on the program application. Small business owners can download an application and more information from the Hillsborough County Small, Minority Business Development Sections Web page at:www. jcponline.org. The applications will be accepted on a first-come/ first-serve basis until the program funding runs out. For additional informa tion, contact the Hillsborough County Small, Minority Business Development Section at 813914-4028.

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X 8 5 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 5 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. 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 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 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, Feb. 2 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Ella & JT from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Music by Bert & Sassy from 1 to 5 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Monday, Feb. 6 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Love bingo?The Sons of The American Legion, Post 148, 7240 Hwy. 301, Riverview, welcomes the public for Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday; Steak Bingo at 2 p.m. Saturday; Fish Fry, starting at $7, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. All monies raised are used for charity. Recent donations went to an eleven-year-old raising funds to join a People to People trip to Australia and a donation to Liberty Manor Inc., a home for veterans in transition. The Summerfield Ladies Club has started its year with a new slate of officers, a renewed energy, and plans for a great year. The club meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursdays of each month with a regular business meeting on the first and a fun outing on the third. The club sponsors Cash Bingo on the fourth Thursday of each month with dessert and drinks furnished and open to the public. All meeting times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. For more information, call (813) 677-4610. Final plans are being made for the club sponsored Summerfield Crossings Spring Community Wide Garage Sale. This is a bi-annual project and has great participation by community residents. Visitors and new members are always welcomed by the club members.Summereld Ladies Club starts new year Eastern Silverliners International to meetThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive North, Tampa for a luncheon and meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Hillsborough County residents may call Barbara Reed at (813) 671-3078 or Adrienne Love at (813) 677-2909. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights February 2-8Family 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. Teen Advisory Board Meeting* For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. 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. Valentines Crafts & Gifts* For children ages 5-12. Join children's librarian in creating Valentine's crafts and gifts to take home. Registration is required. Call 273-3652 or stop by the Information Desk. This is school early release Monday. 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. *Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional LibraryAmericanism Coloring Contest heldCongratulations to the following students who entered the Americanism Coloring Contest sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108: Category K-2nd grade: 1st Place -Crystal Espinoza from Gibsonton Elementary School; Catherine Kraack from Coleen Bevis Elementary School; and Sophia Orrego from Alafia Elementary School. Category 3rd-4th grade: 1st Place -Ashlyn Edmonds from Seffner Elementary School; Parker Cote from Fishhawk Creek Elementary School; and Seth Martinez from Gibsonton Elementary School. Students in 5th grade were asked to write an essay on What does the Statue of Liberty stand for? First place winner is Savannah Woodham from Gibsonton Ele mentary School; second place is Katie Warren from Colleen Bevis Elementary School; and third place is Tommy Peraud from Alafia Elementary School. A luncheon was held for the students and their family members and with the support from the Post members and Mens Auxiliary members of VFW Post 8108 each first place student received a certificate and check in the amount of $75; second place students received a certificate and check in the amount of $50; and third place students received a certificate and check in the amount of $25. The Americanism Contest is held and sponsored each year by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108.

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6 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Special Situations You also need to be aware that there are some special financial situations that require you to file a tax return, even if your gross income falls below the IRS filing requirement. For example, if you had net earnings from selfemployment in 2011 of $400 or more, or if you owe any special taxes to the IRS such as alternative minimum tax or IRA tax penalties, youll probably need to file. To figure this out, the IRS offers a page on their website called Do You Need to File a Federal Income Tax Return? that includes a list of financial situations and a series of questions that will help you deter mine if youre required to file, or if you should file (if youre due a refund). You can access this page at www.doyouneed2file.info, or you can get help over the phone by calling the IRS helpline at 800829-1040. Check Your State Even if youre not required to file a federal tax return this year, it doesnt necessarily mean youre also excused from filing state income taxes. Check on that with your state tax agency before concluding youre entirely in the clear. For links to state and local tax agencies see taxadmin.org click on Links. Tax Help If you do need to file a tax return this year, you can get help through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (or TCE) program. Sponsored by the IRS, TEC provides free tax preparation and counseling to middle and low income taxpayers, age 60 and older. Call 800-906-9887 to locate a service near you. Also check with AARP, a par ticipant in the TCE program that provides free tax preparation at around 6,100 sites nationwide. To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site call 888-227-7669 or visit aarp.org/ findtaxhelp. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Dear Savvy Senior What are the 2011 IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors? I had to file and pay federal income taxes last year, but my income dropped and Im wondering if Im exempt this year. Recently Retired Dear Retired, According to the Tax Policy Center, 56 percent of retirees will not have to file or pay federal income taxes this year mainly because their incomes are under the IRS filing threshold. Heres a breakdown of the 2011 filing require ments along with a few other tax tips to help you determine if you need to file. IRS Requirements If your gross income is below the IRS filing limits, you probably wont have to file a federal tax return this year. Gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not including Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately. You probably dont have to file this year if: gross income was less than $9,500 ($10,950 if youre 65 or older). and your gross income was under $19,000. If you or your spouse is 65 or older, the limit increases to $20,150. And if youre both over 65, your income must be under $21,300 to not file. and your gross income was below $12,200 ($13,650 if age 65 or older). ly and your income was less than $3,700. with a dependent child and your gross income was less than $15,300 ($16,450 if age 65 or older). By Jim Miller 2011 Tax Filing Requirements for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIOR 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.. Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl Party presented by the young men of our Lodge, 3 HD Televisions, Menu: Wings, Pizza, Chips at Half Time and Hors doeurvres from 5 to 7 p.m. 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. 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.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, 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 Dar rell at 813-260-3692.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 7 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. 2/23/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 2/23/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 2/23/12 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 2/23/12$99 $ 99with rebate visit their website at www.mentalhealthandaging.org. There are many ways you can be involved. To help them in this effort, the Coalition is hosting a FUNdraising Carnival on Thursday, February 2nd at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. They will hold a silent auction of more than 100 pieces of framed artwork donated by Sun Towers. Prices begin at just $5. Magician Teo Leonard will perform his slight of hand tricks and Chris Caito of Impact Wellness will offer free chair massages. The Latino Truck catering service will provide all the food. Want a way to decorate your guest room and support a wor thy cause at the same time? This is it! All proceeds will go toward the development of programs and resources for our local residents with mental illness. I was fortunate nothing worse than a fall befell my mother as she walked the south side of Hwy. 674. And once we realized how confused she was, we had to change her living arrangements to keep her safe. Others in our community right now may not be so lucky and its all too possible for something catastrophic to happen to one of our own. Please come Thursday night and help support this very impor tant organization and their mission. There will be fun, friends, and food, along with that perfect picture to go over your entry way table. Or maybe it will look better in the bedroom. Or the dining roomTECH TALKSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessSeveral years ago, when my mother was in the middle of her Alzheimers disease, she was still able to live independently in her apartment at Sun Towers. She had long since given up her car, but WinnDixies proximity to the Towers gave her easy access to groceries and necessities. She loved to walk over to the store, indulge in the warm breezes, and talk to whoever she ran into. But as the disease progressed, Mom would begin her walk across the parking lot, only to be distracted and end up walking down to the other end of town. It was frightening to think of what could happen to her when she became confused and misdirected. Did you know that if someone with a diagnosis of dementia is found wandering the roadway, there is no place for them to go? How do you get a certified clini cal social worker to do an evalu ation to determine if they need their medication adjusted or they need to be taken to a mental health clinic? What resources are local to help these people on a long-term basis? This is where the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging hopes to make a difference. By setting up partnerships with mental health agencies and other service organizations designed to assist our older population, the Coalition is working to create a safety net of options for our residents who need help. If you are interested in knowing more about this new coalition or even signing up to be a volunteer, You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) recognized Florida Dial-A-Part for making environmental improvements in its Riverview auto salvage operation, designating it a Green Yard. Green Yard is an industry-friendly program that encourages and helps auto salvage facilities to go above and beyond basic compliance with environmental regulations and voluntarily take greater steps to protect the environment. Salvage yards receive the Green Yard designation for meeting six criteria including: improvements in vehicle processing, waste management, training and recordkeeping, and the development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. On behalf of the Environmental Protection Commission, thank you for doing your part by becoming a certified Green Yard said EPC Board Chairman, Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin Beckner, You have gone above and beyond to go the extra mile, and it has made a real difference in our community. Upon receiving a Certificate of Recognition and Green Yard flag at todays EPC Board meeting, Florida Dial-A-Part owner, Mike Ingui said We want to do our part to the community and for the environment, to keep it clean. For more information on the program or to learn how to receive EPCs Green Yard designation, contact Gerry Javier at 813-6272600 ext. 1306, or visit www.epchc.org. To learn what other companies in Hillsborough County have received environmental cer tifications and awards, visit www. hillsboroughcounty.org/green. Environmental Protection Commission Recognizes Florida Dial-A-PartSection of Dial-A-Parts newly designated green yard.Debbi Tinker Earns Prestigious CDPE Real Estate Designation Team Leader, Gary Kaukonen has announced that Debbi Tinker has earned the prestigious Cer tified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. Although I have been successfully working with short sales for years, the CDPE designation will be invaluable as I continue to work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales, said Debbi. It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure and having the right knowledge can make the difference between being successful in completing a short sale. Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that agents such as Debbi have valuable perspective on the market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure. To learn more, visit www.Tampa. Listingbook.com or contact Debbi at 813-263-0932. Debbi TinkerBUSINESS NEWS

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8 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 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. 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! Last week I had an hour to kill while waiting for my flight home at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. The weather was actually survivable for January in Minnesota so I sat outside of the arrivals area where travelers were dropped off for flights. I soon became fascinated with how people said goodbye to their spouses or significant others. It was nearly an even split of husbands dropping off wives and vice versa. Perhaps it was the stoicism derived from the Northern European ancestry of most people in that northern state, but I didnt notice a lot of passionate goodbyes. In the days before 9/11, when I would drop off my wife Michelle for a flight, I would walk her to the gate and, more often than not, even wait to watch the plane take off. Unfortunately, with the heightened security at airports these days, thats generally not possible anymore. When I left By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Saying GoodbyesTampa earlier last week, Michelle, as usual, insisted on a long hug and a romantic movie kind of kiss, and then she kept waving and blowing kisses until I was out of sight on the tram to the airside (wait, was all that too much information?). Thats the norm for us, but it certainly wasnt the norm for the Minnesotans I saw last week. For the most part, the couples I saw would give a very brief hug and, perhaps a brief kiss. One young mother with a baby strapped into a car seat, spent several minutes talking to and kissing the baby before she grabbed her luggage from her husband. They took a few steps apart and then apparently realized they forgot to say goodbye to each other. A quick hug and a kiss and she walked into the terminal without looking back while he and baby drove off. Another woman just gave her husband a quick pat on the back as he gathered up his luggage to enter the terminal. Neither of them looked back. Then there was the somewhatpast-middle-age couple with a look that said, Were comfortable, relatively affluent and happy. They met at the trunk of their car as the husband pulled out his luggage. They did the brief hug and kiss thing, and then he whispered something into her ear. My guess was that it was an inside joke between them, or it might have been a simple reminder that he was flying some place warm while she was stuck in Minnesota with the snow flying. Regardless, as they separated, he was chuckling and she mouthed an obscene phrase that ended with the word you! Then they both broke into laughter. They waved at each other as she drove off. So, one couple out of a few dozen showed a trace of romance. Just when I thought romance was nearly dead in Minnesota, I noticed a man about my age sitting in the window seat of my aisle. As the plane pulled back from the gate and the windows of the airport were visible, he turned his light on and waved repeatedly out the window. I have no idea if the person he was waving to saw him, but I thought that was pretty cool. For him, just the chance she saw him was apparently good enough. Is it just me or is romance being challenged in this era? In Minnesota, I was able to talk to my Mom about her courtship with my Dad. They lived in towns about 20 miles apart and sometimes would write each other twice a day. Real letters with pen put to paper and a postage stamp. You just cant send a romantic text message on a cell phone in my opinion. You really cant even send a romantic email. Its just too impersonal there is simply no comparison between cursive handwriting and dots forming words on a computer screen. For dates, my Mom would dress up and board a train that would carry her to my Dads town that was so small it wasnt even on a highway, but like most towns back then, it had a train depot. It is amazing they could do that more than 60 years ago, but we cannot today. The passenger trains are long gone in that part of South Dakota, as they are in much of the nation. I cant speak for anyone else, but it sure seems like romance has taken a back seat along with a lot of other things in this age of technological progress and the economic downturn. Thats kind of surprising, too, because being romantic does not have to be expensive. If nothing else, the web should be feeding us with good ideas. And, in my opinion, you can be a romantic without being sappy. Trains are romantic, you can wave goodbye on the platform, watching the cars pull out of the station. Today, the best you can do is stand in amongst an impatient crowd before a heavily fortified security checkpoint at an airport. That doesnt exactly lend itself towards romance which is partially what, I assume, created and influenced the cursory goodbyes I saw out in front of the Minneapolis airport. In a stack of my Dads paperwork that my sister Pam had undertaken the monumental effort to organize, was a completely filled out application for a leave of absence from his extremely stressful and time-consuming job as the Dean of Students and acting president of a large community college. In his typewritten justification, he stated he wanted to take a few months off to work for a local newspaper. He was a romantic. He not only discussed G-rated romantic things about my Mom when I was a kid, he believed in them. He also must have believed, as he typed his sabbatical request, that he may have found a way out of the rat race that certainly must have been a romance damper for him. The man worked very long hours. Im convinced that in addition to writing stories, what he really wanted was to reclaim his soul and to look at the world in a different way, to remember what the good stuff looked like. The application, now 34 years old, was filled out but remains unsigned. He died shortly after typing it, and he never did get to work for the newspaper. Sometimes I tell myself that Im kind of-sort of fulfilling his dream. It is one of the few ways I can compare myself to him, a man who stood so tall in so many respects. I took a train from downtown Minneapolis to the airport as light snow was falling over the city. The train is a fairly recent investment, and it seems to be a good one. It not only provided a fast way to the airport (avoiding the traffic madness on the citys freeways), but it was inexpensive and nearly packed full with travelers, Mall of America shoppers and office commuters. Using my cell phone, I shot pictures out the window for Michelle to see and relive some of her life growing up in that city. I spent an hour watching the goodbyes and then boarded my plane, bound for home. At midnight, I landed in Tampa and walked past gates and shops that had closed hours before. A crowd of people from my flight filled the tram that took us to the terminal and there stood another crowd of people waiting to greet us. While I cant tell you if the hellos in Tampa were as stoic as the goodbyes in Minneapolis (because I only saw one person in the waiting crowd), I can tell you that hellos are much better than goodbyes. But Im sure you already knew that. Romance may be more challenging today but it isnt entirely gone. Sometimes it just takes looking at things differently to remember what the good stuff looks like.My Dad, Bruce Traphagen, was a romantic guy. I like to think Im a chip off the old block, but that may be giving me too much credit. Im working on it, though.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 9 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th7pm Hoppers, Kingsmen, Dove Brothers Tony Gore & Majesty, DiplomatsTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th10am Chapel Service with Randy Perry 1:30pm Original Couriers, Taylors 7pm Gold City, Ivan Parker, Brian Free & Assurance, LeFevre Quartet, plus Classic Gold City Reunion with Ivan Parker, Brian Free, Mike LeFevre, and Tim RileyWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th10am Chapel Service with Jerry Go & Little Jan 1:30pm Browders, Southern Sound Quartet 7pm Ronnie Milsap, Collingsworth Family, Karen Peck & New River, Wilburn & WilburnTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th10am Chapel Service with Randy Perry 1:30pm Dr. Charles Stanley, Greater Vision 7pm Jubilee Night with the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, and Greater VisionFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th10am Chapel Service with Mike Holcombe and Forgiven Trio 1:30pm Ronnie, Michael, and Jim SOLO 7pm Booth Brothers, Inspirations, Perrys, Tribute Quartet, BrownsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th10am Chapel Service with Mark Trammell 1:30pm Sould Out Quartet and Freedom Trio 7pm Triumphant Quartet, Isaacs, Je & Sheri Easter, Mark Trammell Quartet, Dixie EchoesBill B aile y s 2012 W interGOSPE L MUSIC CON V EN TIONMonday through Saturday February 6-11, 2012PALMETTO, FL MANATEE CONVENTION CENTER(One Haben Blvd just o US Hwy 301/41)TICKETS: Adults $16 per night; Six night pass $85; Children ages 3-11 $5 per night; All 10 am chapel services and 1:30 pm matinee concerts No admission charge / Love oering receivedTICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Happy Gospel Church oce, Family Christian Store BRADENTON; Living Word Christian Supply, Yoders Restaurant & Gift Shop SARASOTAFOR MORE INFO, call (941) 756-6942 http://www.billbaileyconcerts.com Booth Brothers Ronnie Milsap Dr. Charles Stanley Collingsworth Family Greater Vision Legacy Five Hoppers Triumphant Quartet Isaacs Gold City 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.Check 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. TALLAHASSEE Three icons whose unyielding commitment to equality and human dignity helped shape modern Florida have been selected as the inaugural group of inductees into the new Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Governor Rick Scott has chosen pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leader C.K. Steele and advocate for seniors and minori ties Claude Pepper as the first individuals to be enshrined in the new Hall, which was established by the Legislature in 2010. The three will be memorialized on plaques displayed on a wall of honor in the state Capitol Building rotunda. The plaques will be unveiled at a formal induction cer emony to be held soon. The Governor selected the three individuals from among 10 finalists submitted to him by the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Each one of these individuals has lived a remarkable life, dedicated to forwarding the cause of civil rights, Governor Scott said. They serve as shining examples in our time as we strive to give everyone a fair chance for economic and educational development that will strengthen our state and nation. Under the law establishing the Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Commission accepts nominations and submits 10 finalists to the Governor, who may select up to three individuals to be inducted. The legislation establishing the Hall was championed in the Legislature by Sen. Tony Hill and Rep. Alan Williams, along with many cosponsors. The legacy of these three trail blazers is all around us, said Michelle Wilson, executive director of the Florida Commission on Human Relations. The lives of all Floridians are enriched through their outstanding contributions, so it is fitting that they be honored for years to come in the seat of Florida government. The Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame honors individuals who were born in Florida or adopted the state as their home. The first ones being honored as inductees are: Mary McLeod Bethune (18751955) Mary McLeod Bethunes work in Florida and the United States opened doors for all African Amer icans, but particularly women, and enhanced the lives of all people who needed an advocate. The first of her parents children born after the Emancipation Proclamation, she understood from an early age the value of education and a free mind. She worked as a teacher and missionary in South Carolina and Georgia before moving to the Flor ida community of Palatka, where she established a mission school for black children and taught their parents to read and write. In 1904, she moved her family to Daytona Beach and established the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Colored Girls the institution now known as Bethune-Cookman University. She served as president of the school from its founding until 1942, by which time she was a nationally recognized figure. She served as director for Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration and as a special adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on minority affairs. She was elected president of the NAACP in 1940 and during World War II campaigned for desegregation in the armed forces. Rev. Dr. Charles Kenzie Steele Sr. (1914-1980) For a time, the only statute of a person in Floridas capital city was of the Rev. C.K. Steele, who from his beginnings as a teenage preacher rose to become one of the leading voices of the nations civil rights movement. While serving at Tallahassees Bethel Baptist Church in 1956, Rev. Steele organized a months-long bus boycott that, though less prominent than its Montgomery counterpart, resulted in the end of segregated seating on city buses. He soon presided over the first meeting of what eventually became the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, serving as its first vice president under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rev. Steele served as state and local president of the NAACP and throughout the 1960s remained involved in efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in all public facilities across the South. His efforts to improve conditions in the African American community continued throughout the remainder of his life. Claude Denson Pepper (19001989) As a state legislator, member of Congress and U.S. Senator, Claude Pepper was best known as the nations foremost champion of the elderly. Occasionally over looked is the fact that, even as a young office holder, Pepper also advocated equal opportunities for women, for minorities and for underpaid laborers. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from Taylor County at age 27, and one of his first legislative successes was a bill that exempted all Floridians older than 65 from having to obtain fishing licenses. He also opposed a resolution that undermined the idea of racial equality. Later as a member of Congress, Pepper authored a Fair Labor Standards Act establishing a minimum wage and maximum hours for laborers, introduced a forerunner of Social Security, sponsored an Equal Pay for Equal Work for Women resolution, supported legislation to eliminate poll taxes and introduced a bill calling for adequate health care for all Americans. In the 1960s, Pepper supported all civil rights legisla tion in Congress and was influen tial in the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. In his later years, Pepper focused substantially on the needs of the elderly; one of the last major pieces of his legislative legacy was a 1986 law barring mandatory retirement based on age. He was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1935 and then again in 1982 almost a half-century later. The Commission will soon begin accepting nominations for individ uals to become the second group of inductees into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame. For more information, go to http://fchr.state.fl.us/outreach/ florida_civil_rights_hall_of_fame.First Members of Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame announced Call to all, poetsThe Brandon Poets Guild invites all poets to join them the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Poets read their verses to a noncritical and receptive group, in a cozy, safe environment. Poets range from tweens to nonagenar ians and everyone is welcome, including those who just come to listen or aspiring poets who want to learn. This is not a critique group. On Monday, Feb. 13 awardwinning poet, Fran Orenstein will present Meditation to Creation, an interactive workshop using guided imagery to create original poems. Call Sue Morris at 813-6891085 for more information, or just come. Carpools are available from Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Riverview. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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10 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEW SHOWROOMCome see our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com Stop in for a FREE cup of coee and cookies! NEED MONEY FAST?Refund Anticipation Loan*AVAILABLE IN 24 HOURS OR LESS!Get your money as soon as the next day. *Upon approval. $NEW CLIENTS ONLY January Terrific Kid Winners are: Cesar Nava-Sanchez, Marilyn Mejia, Daniel Antonio-Gonzalez, Beatriz Santiago, Jose Roman, Jorge Jantes, Ciarra Register, Heather Rocha, Celeste Rodriguez, Homero Alvarado, Jose Guzman, Aaliyah Gomez, Alex Ambrocio Cuevas, Erik Checo, Rojelio Mendoza-Martinez, Aliyah Marquez, Jaime Valdez, Jonathan Castillo, Evelynn Rocha, Laura Bravo, Gabriel Morales, Ethan Villarreal, Denise Obregon, Julian Gomez, Margarita Orenday, Marissa Guevara, Chayann Lopez, Yuleibi Riqueno, Madison Smith, Deangelo Pallares, Amber Miller, Manuel Meza, Tyler Cooper, Yamilet Serrano, Madison Carrillo, Ryan Scott, Edward Quintana, Pablo Centeno, & Hannah KessingerReddick Elementarys Terrific Kids announced South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 presented to Ruskin Christian School, 3-Document Cameras and 3-Document Projectors. The new system will allow educators to enhance their visuals by displaying maps, charts, graphs and photos through the document camera that will project onto a viewing area replacing anti quated overhead projectors. Money was made available through a grati tude grant from the Elks National Foundation. The $2,000 grant was obtained by reaching its per capita of $4.50 donated to the Elks National Foundation. Left to Right: School Principal, Tim Vanderveer, Grace Bibisi, Lodge Chairwoman, students, Brianna Twitty, Jasmine Chavez, Manny Fox, Savannah Durden, Connor Mortus, Jacob LoCicero, and Exalted Ruler Chuck Stieb. Gamble Plantation is festival siteThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, in conjunction with The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, will host the 12th Annual Plantation Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 5 at Gamble Plantation 3708 Patten Avenue Ellenton. Visitors will enjoy an arts and crafts show, a school art competition, free tours of the Gamble Mansion and the Patten House, food and beverage vendors and more. Admission and parking for the event is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, a non-profit Citizens Support Or ganization dedicated to supporting the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. Gamble Plantation is located on US 301 in Ellenton, approximately one mile west of I-75 (exit 224). For more information, contact the park at (941) 723-4536 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/gam bleplantation/. 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.CloudCloud is a gray-silver female domestic short hair. She tends to be on the shy side but can be pried out of her shell for a pleasurable up front petting experience. Cloud was found as a stray but is making great strides to fit in and she just wants to go to her forever home soon. She has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots, and microchipped. Visit Cloud and make her part of your family. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2010 RexRex is a handsome American Bulldog mix who was abandoned by his owner. He came to the shelter very skinny and suffering from heartworms. The shelter has worked on getting his health back in order and Rex is now working the crowds in hopes that some wonderful person will offer him a forever home. Rex has an awesome personality and a great smile. He showers every person he meets with love. He also seems to like other dogs, especially puppies. Do you have a place in your heart for this goofy guy? If so, come and meet him. As part of Rexs adoption, he has been neutered, micro chipped, brought current on his shots, and put through Heartworm treatment. DOB: December 2, 2009 February Art ClassesA three week series of art classes at The Big Draw Studio, Ruskin is being offered for elementary artists, by Margit Redlawsk, art teacher at Apollo Beach Elemen tary. The goal of these classes will be to create a painting on canvas, from the planning stages to the completed artwork. The cost is $45 per child for a 3 class series from 4 p.m. 5 p.m. on Feb. 6, 13 and 20. The classes are designed for building artists, ages 5-10. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so register early to reserve your childs spot. Pre-register and pre-pay at: http://www.ruskinbigdraw.com For more information email Mar git Redlawsk at mmredlawsk@ gmail.com. Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net Elks Lodge 2672 assists educators with donations

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Chuck Collett, CA director as well as current board vice president, also pointed out the participatory design process being offered association members is the first time in the communitys 50-year history that resident input has been sought about the buildings they will use. And we are listening, he added. Barnes suggested that members with design ideas to contribute and who want to take part contact the CA office, ask to be added to the architectural design committee roster and provide their names along with telephone numbers. Alderman and Griffin will take it from there, he added. The only requirement is that input be positive, he asserted. It wont serve any constructive purpose to simply register a dislike, but for those who have an idea to describe or a sketch to offer, bring it on. The process to refine designs, of course, depends on the outcome of a CA membership vote set for February 13 and 14. With balloting on those dates, members will give up or down support to the proposed campus improvements including two new structures and a caf in Atrium Plaza as well as to a financing plan that could involve a construction loan for $3 million to be repaid over 10 years from fees accruing each time a home is purchased by a community newcomer. If the membership agrees to move ahead on their campus makeover and approves the financing plan underpinning it, Barnes said, well immediately shift into high gear with the community-generated design process. The CA president said hed like to have the final design by the end of June. Groundbreaking is tentatively set for November. The next community meeting is scheduled for 7 PM Wednesday, February 8, in Community Hall. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonArchitecture Honesty pays at Ruskin Elementary Recently SCC Kiwanians presented more than 60 Terrific Kids with certificates. The Ruskin Elementary students were honored for exemplifying the character trait honesty. Pictured are Mariah Estrada, Jillian Gifford, Alexander Rocha, Jr., Liliana Arellano, Merrick Shuman, Yenri Perez, Anika Hartvigson, Breon Triplett, Karely MoralesPerez, Christopher Vazquez, Alejandro Baltazar, Yadira Espindola, Leigh Granger, Pilar Lopez-Perez, Alexander Moreno, Patricia Rodriguez, Diana RojoCatalan, Joselyn Jimenez, Andrea Juarez, William Mucher, Denisse Calixtro, Gloria Flores, Mason Hart, Aubrey Rellias, Carlos Gallegos, Victoria Perez, Bianca Sanchez, Juan Fuentes, David Andres, Lisbeth Ramirez, Janissa Uribes, Rachel Beasley, Matthew Balderas, Justice Wiggins, Raul HernandesSustait, Jasmine Pena, Brian Clavel, Zaida Dominguez, Brizeyda Rodriguez, Tyler Vann, Morgane Rogers, Angelina Rozema, Narda Barrera, Jared Mishler, Olivia Sims, Kroekrit Junyui, Jose Arias, Harley Frietsch, Salvador Galvan, Araceli Perez, Carlos Fuentes, Luis Palma Cruz, Jahzahria Iverson, Carolina Tamez, Laura Martinez, Mark Flores, Lisa Amos -Principal Ruskin Elementary, Kiwanis MembersJoe Nargowala, Charlene Wirick. Those students that received the award, but were not present for the photo are: Richard Harrell, Jacob Davis, Johnny Sanchez, and Damian Lugo. THE OBSERVER NEWSfamily of newspapers is your most reliable source for community news in South Hillsborough County. Visit us online at www.ObserverNews.net

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X 12 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Enjoy MOSIs February Special Events and ProgramsThe Museum of Science and Industry is a not-for-profit, communitybased institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge and understanding of science, industry and technol ogy. Located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa, MOSI features educational and entertaining exhibits, activities and special events, and is home to Floridas only IMAX Dome Theatre and the new Sky Trail Ropes Course. For more information about MOSI and upcoming activi ties, visit www.mosi.org or call (813) 987-6000. MOSI Presents Establishing a Non-Profit Organization: Creating A 501(C)(3) Cost: $45 per person; $35 per MOSI member It takes more than a fantastic proposal and mission to create and sustain a non-profit organization. It requires knowing the organizations constitu ency, creating awareness for the organization, demonstrating a strong case for support, and managing and recruiting motivated professionals. It also requires an excellent board of directors, an urgent need within the community, and a top notch application. Attend this program to get started! Teenage Inventor Hunter Morera Visits MOSI Cost: $8 per person; $6 per MOSI Member Hunter Morera, patented cool tool inventor featured on the Discovery Channels show Pitchmen, will present an inspirational story on creating an innovative product while overcoming personal challenges. Meet the remarkable young innovator in this special opportunity to learn how one can beat the odds while making dreams come true. Hip Knitting For Kids Takes Place at MOSI Cost: $20 per person; $15 per MOSI member Kids learn the incredibly useful and creative art of knitting. They will learn to make scarves and follow simple patterns for flat knitting projects, including how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. Participants need to bring two skeins of yarn and matching knitting needles. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. For adults age 21 and up Cost: $25 per person; $20 per MOSI member High fashion meets yarn in this simply satisfying social gathering that is perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike. Knitters will enjoy listening to tunes while learning knitting tricks and trends. They can bring some wine from MOSIs IMAX Bar and munch on yummies while making friends and making gifts for friends, lovers and others. Partici pants need to bring two skeins of yarn and matching knitting needles. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. New Year Tune-Ups for Body, Mind and Spirit Cost: $8 per person; $6 per MOSI member Thats it! The holidays overeating and fun-festive treating are over! Gear up and head over to MOSI for an ever-rocking, energy-popping, hip-hopping class to bring in the New Year. The science of fitness was never finer than in this class, where isometric techniques for age-appropriate fitness are presented by professionals. LETTER TO THE EDITOR:Dear Editor: I was delighted to read the new USDA guidelines requiring schools to serve meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast. The guidelines were mandated by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act signed by President Obama in 2010 and will go into effect with the next school year. The new guidelines offer a welcome change from USDAs tradition of using the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for meat and dairy surpluses. Not surprisingly, 90% of American children are consuming excess fat, only 15% eat recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, and one-third have become overweight or obese. These early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In recent years, Hawaii, California, New York, and Florida legislatures asked their schools to offer daily vegetarian options, and most school districts now do. The Baltimore public school system offers its 80,000 students a complete weekly break from meat. Parents should continue to insist on healthful plant-based school meals, snacks, and vending machine items. They can consult www.fns.usda.gov/cnd, www.healthyschoollunches. org, and www.vrg.org/family. Rick Fiskner, RuskinNew School Food Guidelines Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Apollo Beach Certified Public Accounting firm of Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm announced that it passed its recent Accounting and Auditing Quality Control System Peer Review. The AICPAs (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Peer Review Program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of accounting, auditing and attestation services performed by AICPA members in public practice. Of the 5,500 licensed firms in the state of Florida, only 1,450 are in the peer review system; of these 1,450 firms, even fewer perform the more rigorous system review instead of an engagement review. Daniel Hevia, Chair of the AICPA Peer Review Board, performed the System Peer Review of Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm. This review determined that the firm has in place a system of quality controls within its organizational structure. Accounting firms that participate in a System Peer Review are responsible for designing and complying with a system of quality controls that provide a reasonable assurance of performing and reporting that conforms to the professional standards established by the AICPA. Jos A. Alvarez, CPA & Managing Director states, We take quality control very seriously at Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm and were proud of the results from our recent System Peer Review. We strive to continue to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. The controls and procedures we have in place are integral in providing our clients with the Apollo Beach CPA firm completes peer review professional service we deliver. Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm specializes in business and individ ual tax planning and preparation; audit; review and/or compilation of financial statements; business advisory services; new business setup; and bookkeeping services, training and assistance, including QuickBooks. The firm is a member of the AICPA, the FICPA (Florida Institute of CPAs), the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, PCPS (Private Companies Practice Section) and Mr. Alvarez is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm traces its roots to 1975 and is cur rently located at 605 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572. The firm believes in creating mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. The accounting firm serves cli ents in the greater Tampa Bay area including: Riverview, Brandon, Ruskin, Sun City Center, St. Pete, Clearwater, Lakeland, and most of Central Florida. You can reach Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm by calling 813-9382400 or by emailing jalvarez@al varezcpa.com. Women of the Military Sea to meetTampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. The meeting is held in St. Annes Hall, located at the rear of the church building. Membership in the Unit and in the parent organization, WAVES National, is open to all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call Jeannette Green at (813) 657-9164. 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, Feb. 2 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Beef Stroganoff Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Beauty and the Beast at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 8 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. John Hook, Jr.Cadet John Michael Hook, Jr. of Riverview was recently honored for outstanding academic achieve ment at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Hook, Jr. earned one of the colleges top academic honors, a Gold Star. Gold Stars are presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher during a semesters course work. In addition, Hook, Jr. also will be placed on the Deans List, a recogni tion that is given to those cadets and active duty military students whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semesters work. Hook, Jr. is seeking a bachelors degree is Electrical Engineering. Gold Star and Deans List students will be recognized during The Citadels Jan. 27 military dress parade, which begins at 3:45 p.m. on Summerall Field. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C., that offers a classic military education for young men and women seeking a college experience that is intense, meaningful, academically strong and is focused on educat ing principled leaders for a strong military and a global workforce.Brandon D. BufordAir Force Airman Brandon D. Buford graduated from basic mili tary training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Buford is the son of Belinda Buford of Trinity Leaf Place, River view, and the brother of Gregory Buford Jr. of Southeast 49th Street, Oklahoma City. He is a 2008 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton, and he earned an associate degree in 2010 from Hillsborough Community College, Brandon, FL.

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They are called by some gator trout, weak fish, specs, and are a popular catch in our Florida waters. Those catching six pounders nicknamed them gator trout. Our harvest is four per day per person with one over 20 inches, with none less than 15 inches. This is a fun fish to catch and may be caught on a variety of gear. Many have mastered lures for great catches. The most popular live bait has been shrimp. They have a soft mouth, and you must take care not to jerk the hook out or your catch will swim away. It takes practice and the right tactic to set a hook in the soft mouth of a trout. Once you have mastered this, you will find that they are your favorite fish to catch. New regulations on redfish are not for our Southern waterways. We still have regulated catches of one per person per day. If you are in NW region, you may catch two per person per day. Legal catch is not more than 27 or less than 18 inches. Gigging, spearing, and snatching are prohibited. Increased protection for the tiger and hammerhead sharks take place also this year. You can no longer catch them legally in our waterways. Of course you still may catch and release these sharks. Caution is a must upon release of sharks. You are urged to keep the shark in the water at all times. If unable to remove the hook, cut the line as close as possible. Circular hooks are recommended. I heard some anglers telling about their hogfish catches this week. Hogfish are from the threadfish family. They will take any bait. They are similar to the flounder, living most of their lives on the bottom. Average weight is two pounds, but these anglers were catching six pounders. They can change their color to match the background they are in. They are a reddish mix with amber and white, have a big mouth and three streamer type dorsals on top. Red and gag grouper are closed for the next two months, so rig up your poles for light tackle fishing. Flounder, trout, and silver trout, are plentiful in our waterways. You can buy chum block, if you dont make your own from the trash fish that you catch. One person told me that he doesnt scatter the chum, but attaches it to his anchor when he throws it out. Sounds like a good idea. Sheepshead are still a good catch. It seems to be the one fish that bites year round. A good tablefare, white meat and lean, for a great diet watcher. Flounder are waking up to feed. You will make your best catch on ingoing and outgoing tides. This is also a lean, white fish. Freshwater anglers are having a good season with largemouth bass catches by fishing private lakes and the upper waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. Freshwater catfish are larger than usual this time of the year. Many are having Sunday family dinners of catfish, cheese grits, and hush puppies. Plenty of pan fish are available in our fresh water. One that I have caught is called the stump knocker. We have lots of blue gill, too. You are in Florida; take advantage of our weather; fish together. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FLOUNDER

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 15 SCC Woodcarvers win bigThe SCC Woodcarvers Club successfully participated in the 2012 Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo and Competition. This Expo and competition was held January 21 and 22 in Fort Myers and is one of the premier wood carving competitions in the country with over 600 carvings entered in the competition. Most of the carvings were from Florida, mention. Show officials indicated this was an unusually high percentage of winners from a single club. The SCC Woodcarving Club is a group of guys and gals who gather regularily to share their passion for The SCC Woodcarvers team pictured here are (front row, seated) Erwin Karl, Bob Smith, Lynda Herst, and Joe White; back row: A.J. Savastano, Don Erickson, Ralph Frenzilli, Bruce Petrie, Patti Grabowski, and Bob Mendrala. Not pictured is Dean Merrill. woodcarving. The Club has an ongoing training programs to to introduce newcomers to the joy of of woodcarving, as well as conducting seminars for members to increase their carving skills. however there were entries from several other states and Canada. Members of the SCC Woodcarving Club entered 30 carvings in the competition and were awarded 20 ribbons, including eight blue ribbons marking first place rankings. In addition there were six second place awards, five third place awards and one honorable

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16 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 A better Florida and a better worldWe donate food to feed thousands and the smiles come free, too.Our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs. And right here in our corner of the world, were engaging with Feeding America Tampa Bay to help end hunger. With more than 200 member food banks operating in 50 states, Feeding America helps feed 37 million low-income people, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. Here in Central Florida, Mosaic is proud to be partnering with Feeding America Tampa Bay through food drives and nancial support to help meet these critical needs. I F Y O U A R E C O NC E R NE D A B OUT A SK I N GR O W T H W E W O UL D BE H A P P Y T O E V A L U A T E I T F O R Y O U C A L L T O D A Y F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R S C R E E N I N G !N O W A C C EPT I N G A V M E D I N S U R A N C E Ho w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi cha e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .T h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t es4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 S u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal )8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 S I G N U P F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R SCR EEN I N GBR I N G T H I S C O U P ON I N T O R E CEIVE A F R E E G I F T The DOC announced last month that HCI would be among the 11 prisons and work release centers around the state that it earmarked examine the departments case for closure. The group, which included Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, Hillsboroughs Development Services Director Peggy Smith and Brandon Wagner, the countys intergovernmental relations manager, along with legislative aides from the offices of Sen. Storms, Rep. Rouson, Rep. Glorioso and Rep. Shawn Harrison, first walked the HCI compound, most of them for the first time. Undergoing the standard search before getting past high chain link fencing and rolled razor wire barriers, they got close up views of the spartan but immaculate inmate cells and dorms, they walked through the inmate dining hall during lunch hour greeted cheerfully by the eating women. They checked out the inmate-staffed prison laundry, the computer lab with 10 stations featuring new equipment donated by volunteers where inmates learn computer skills, practicing for job hunting following release, and they saw the well-stocked library that for some constitutes the only connection with the outside world. They stepped into the quiet, darkened but well-used chapel which is the center of the prisons faithrelated programs and took in the sewing center where inmates create many articles donated to help area children and local teachers. They glimpsed the daily prayer circle forming on the outdoor basketball court, as dozens of inmates clasped hands to unite in prayer and song for a short time at mid-day. And back in Warden Robin Smiths conference room, they expressed surprise over the tidy environment, the hopeful atmosphere, the charitable productivity of the HCI compound where a pair of sand hill cranes share the landscape with inmates. This is not a warehouse, Glorioso summed up emphatically for the group, this is a prison that works. On that note, several began to question the DOC contentions used to justify the planned closure. Audie Canney, Storms legislative aide, wanted to know why recidivism, a reliable measure of HCIs success in helping inmates re-enter society and thereafter lead constructive lives, was not included in the DOC criteria used to rank it the least desirable facility to keep. DOC documents put the HCI inmate rate of return to prison variously at 6 and 11 and 14 percent. Even at 14 percent, HCI recidivism is among lowest in the state and indicates 86 percent of its released inmates do not re-enter the prison system. Amber Smith, legislative aide to Glorioso, pointed to potential discrepancy in the DOC method of computation and suggested that HCI support Florida legislators, their aides, Hillsborough County officials and state Department of Corrections leaders spent an hour and a half in focused discussion lead by Rep. Rich Glorioso, (center, at end of table) of the departments plan to close HCI, the successful state prison cherished by inmates, staff and volunteers alike.MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSStrong advocates and long time volunteers who mentor HCI female inmates, Janet Smith (right) and Nancy Williams (center) met Rep Rich Glorioso (left) during a tour of the prison compound which he led last week. The state legislator from Plant City has joined at least three colleagues in the Florida House and as well as Sen. Ronda Storms and Sen. Mike Fasano, calling for keeping the uniquely successful prison open although the state department of corrections wants to close it. Tim Cannon, DOCs assistant secretary of institutions, fielded many questions. for closure in a continuing effort to cut costs. The prison, situated on 120 acres bordering C.R. 672, would be shuttered by March 1, with some 270 inmates transferred most likely back to Lowell Cor rectional in North Central Florida beginning February 1, the department said. DOC has stated that in the first year after closure, a savings of more than $8 million would be realized. The department cited an excess of unused prison beds and anticipated high maintenance costs at 35-year-old HCI as part of the rationale supporting the consolidation and closure. The agency developed a formula for ranking its facilities and applied the resulting criteria to the 50 plus Florida penal institutions. HCI, it said, ranked at the bottom due in part to a high daily cost for maintaining each inmate there. It cited a per diem of $97.59. This was just one of the figures challenged last week when a group of state and county officials, led by Glorioso, toured HCI and then sat down with DOC administrators to skewed raw figures plugged into a calculation formula are likely to produce skewed, unreliable final data. Hillsborough County personnel asked for justification of the proposed multi-million dollar maintenance costs that DOC says the HCI campus would require if continued in use. The department has estimated the cost of replacing or repairing a failed roof on one dorm at least five times higher than the amount agreed to by a local contractor willing to do the work. Glorioso suggested that the high $97 per diem being used by DOC to demonstrate HCIs high cost to keep actually would be reduced to a more reasonable level on par with other facilities if the medical services provided to inmates not residing at HCI were not added into and therefore inflating the HCI budget. In addition, he suggested that increasing the HCI inmate population to the allowed limit would further reduce per-inmate costs. As the session ended, Canney also asked Tim Cannon, DOCs assistant secretary of institutions, if the department would agree not to transfer inmates out of HCI until after the current legislative session ended sometime in March. He responded he could not make that commitment. Canney later pointed out that newly-installed Department of Corrections Secretary Ken Tucker, did make the commitment during a senate sub-committee hearing on prison budget matters earlier in the week. Glorioso said this week that his Florida House of Representatives prison appropriations committee budget does not eliminate HCI and that an extra $2 million has been added to it, designated for HCI maintenance and repairs. Any challenge to that proposed appropriation could come at mid-week, he indicated, when his portion of the larger House budget goes under review. Reiterating a point that was emphasized in the Monday meeting with MacNamara, the governors chief of staff, Glorioso asserted HCI is a prison that does what we expect and want a prison to do. Closing something that works successfully makes no sense at all. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 17 BRING YOUR FRIENDS! DOOR PRIZES! Register for a COMPLIMENTARY TAX RETURN by a CPA! $695 $200 Sun City Centers very popular travel agent, Sue Diogostine, recently returned from her all-time favorite trip to East Africa, and is bursting to tell others about her experiences. Sue had always wanted to visit Africa and said that this was at the top of her bucket list. The trip proved to be everything shed hoped and more. Before reaching her final destination, though, Sue wisely determined that spending a full 24 hours enroute would be numbing. She booked a two-night stay in Amsterdam in order to split up such long stretches of air time, and thoroughly enjoyed this lovely city, known for the splendid museums, diamonds and tulips. Sue stayed in the center of the city at the Mint Hotel so that she could be within walking distance of all the city offers. She enjoyed the Van Gogh Museum, a trip to learn about diamond-cutting and classifications at Gasser Diamonds, and a memorable, moving visit to the Anne Frank Museum. She was amazed by the fact that there are 750,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, with parking garages solely for bikes! On the next air leg from Amster dam to Nairobi, Sue had a few apprehensions, wondering nervously if perhaps she hadnt been dreaming of this safari for so long that shed built it up too much in her mind, and mused briefly about whether shed be disappointed in Kenya. She neednt have worried at all, though, because she relays that this trip clearly outshone any other shes ever taken! After a brief one night stay in Nairobi, Sues group headed for Samburu, were she was assigned a travel van for the next week. The group stayed in tented accommodations for the first few nights, where mosquito netting romantically sur rounded the beds and the group enjoyed their first wild game drive of the trip. Sue explained that these tents were definitely not roughing it, but outfitted luxuriously. Inter esting lectures were provided to explain Samburus unique culture. The group moved on to the famed Mt. Kenya Safari Lodge, formerly owned by actor William Holden, and situated on gorgeous manicured grounds, with its own on-premise animal orphanage, which was a trip highlight. Next on Sues itinerary was a stop at Nyahururu waterfall at the floor of the Great Rift Valley, on the way to Kigio and an all-suite eco-lodge and conservancy. An afternoon walk for close viewing of several bird species and indigenous plants, followed by expert lectures and discussion of the conservation and community, made for a full day. The following morning, Sue thoroughly enjoyed meeting local craft women who make baskets and jewelry from rolled magazines, or weave blankets and shawls to sell in order to raise money for the local schools. An amazing visit to a local school followed, where beautiful children sang to the group, before they continued on to Lake Nakuru for a picnic lunch and the experience of seeing thousands of flamingoes and white pelicans. Another game drive proved to be fruitful when the group spotted zebras, elephants, lions and a majestic leopard lazily sleeping high up in a tree. Sue couldnt pass up the optional night game drive, which offered up giraffes, spotted hyenas, water buffalos and more zebra. She didnt know the trip could get better, but the upcoming Masai Mara Game Reserve (an extension of the Great Serengeti Plain) offered the most magnificent game viewing of all: the birth of a baby impala, a zebra nursing, troops of baboons playing with their young, and adult lions sleeping the day away while their cubs played nearby. Sue loved watching the elephants protect their young in their midst, and a trip to visit the Masai village to see their homes and dance with them capped off the day.Sue couldnt resist the oppor tunity to take an early morning (6am!) hot air balloon ride 2000 feet over the reserve, which offered breathtaking vistas and views of lions, giraffe and elephant in their own habitat ~ a lifetime wish come true! The last evening in the Masai Mara included a bush dinner and a Masai traditional dance perfor mancethe perfect ending to a perfect trip! As you might have guessed, Sue is willing to share her feelings about her amazing trip, and offer travel advice, to anyone who also has Africa at the top of their own bucket list! Sue can be reached at Sun City Center Travelworld, 906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center, 813-634-3318.Agent takes dream trip to Kenya PHOTOS BY SUE DIOGOSTINELeopard Lion Bay Area Cardiology Associates has been in practice for the past 21 years. 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18 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST By mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Officers in the District IV Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in Ruskin have been kept busy over the past week.The HCSO announced last week that they had made arrests after a rash of 16 reported golf cart thefts from mobile home parks in Ruskin during the month of January. Arrested were Ruskin residents Jason Beeche, 35, and Michael Griffiths, 40. Still at large is 40-year-old suspect Nicole Kramer. Beeche and Griffiths are being charged with grand theft, Kramer will be charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, driving without a valid drivers license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also in Ruskin, an argument between two roommates ended badly with the HCSO accusing 31-year-old Augustin Patino-Andrade of stabbing 55-year-old Oracio Campo Ramos. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the HCSO, both men had been drinking and appeared to be highly intoxicated. At some point, an argument escalated into a physical confrontation with Patino-Andrade stabbing Ramos in the chest with a knife. In Wimauma, the HCSO is seeking the publics assistance after Alejandro Rios, 26, was shot in the stomach on Sunday afternoon while standing in the front yard of a home on Vernice Street. According to the HCSO, a vehicle containing three males ranging in age from 15 to 17 stopped in front of Rios, exited the vehicle and fired several shots at him, striking him once. A private vehicle drove Rios to South Bay Hospital where he was transported by medevac to Tampa General Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 247-8200. A cash reward may be available from Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800873-TIPS (8477), reporting online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or by texting CSTB plus your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).Stolen golf carts, gunshots, stabbing keep HCSO busyMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Ruskins SouthShore Market finds another perfect dayShoppers at the monthly SouthShore Market in Ruskin were greeted with blue skies, cool temperatures and a wide selection of vendors with prod ucts ranging from photography to farm fresh produce. Hydro Harvest Farms of Ruskin was on hand offering their fresh produce, along with servings of strawberry shortcake, and they were joined by vendors offering fresh sea food and fresh bread (including fresh baguettes from 20 Skekels, which were wonderful). In addition to food were of ferings from Pamela Vasquez Photog raphy of Apollo Beach and beautifully hand-painted glass from area teacher and fine artist Margit Redlawsk. The SouthShore Market is open on the last Sunday of every month and is located on the southeast corner of Shell Point Road and U.S. Highway 41. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 19 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH GREAT HALL 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC (813) 634-8607FREE CATALOGwith full details for the courses available at college ofce in the ch urch, SCC Library, and around town. For information, call (813) 634-8607 or email Tri-C@verizon.net. Website: www.4lifelearning.org SPRING SESSIONFebruary 20 through March 29The Spring Session consists of six 90-minute classes: The cost is $25 for a six week session. One day a week: 1-1/2 hour class. Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class.REGISTRA TION ONLINE(for unlimited classes ONLY) You may register on the website: www.4lifelearning.org or print out a registration form, mail it in with your check or drop it off at the college Monday-Thursday mornings 8:30 to Noon. We are closed on Fridays and holidays. You may register with PayPal on the Web site: www.4lifelearning.org etc.REGISTRA TION Monday through Thursdays only until start of classes.TRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $67 Lunch is included at Pearl in the GroveFRIDAY, MARCH 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.House Tour at Lakewood Ranch sponored by the Sarasota Orchestra Association $48 Lunch will be on your own.FRIDAY, MARCH 4:30 9 p.m. $67 Exact change for cocktails will be collected on the bus.FRIDAY, MARCH 5:45 11:30 p.m.The Opera Carmen at Sarasota Opera House $65 & $85 (depending on seating)FRIDAY, MARCH 10:15 3:15 p.m. $49 Cruise on the Starlite Princess paddle boat around the Bay. Lunch will be prepared to order on the cruise. MONDAYS 8:30 10:00 Qi Gong: Healing & Consciousness 10:30 Noon Islam Then and Now: Mecca to Manhattan 10:30 Noon Beginning Bridge* 10:30 Noon Beginning Sign Language 1:00 2:30 Advanced Sign Language 1:00 2:30 Introduction to Great Poetry 1:00 2:30 Karate (Section 1) 1:00 2:30 Economics and Modern Investing 1:30 2:15 Basic Dog Training* 3:00 4:30 The Torah through a Christian Pespective 3:00 4:30 Transform Your Life Thru Meditation* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 10:30 11:15 Advanced Dog Training* 10:30 Noon Bad Girls of the Bible* 10:30 Noon Exploring Keys to Healthy Aging 10:30 Noon U.S. History 1850-1877 10:30 Noon Digital Point & Shoot Camera* 1:00 2:30 How to Buy and Sell Jewelry 1:00 2:30 Effective Ways to a Long, Healthy Life* 1:00 2:30 Reclaiming Your Territory After Life Transitions 3:00 4:30 Our Father Abraham 3:00 4:30 Dulcimer -Beginning WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Economic Issues 8:30 10:00 Baseball: Then and Now 8:30 10:00 Interior Design I 10:30 Noon Tampa General Hospitals Health Series 10:30 Noon DNA: Our Mysterious Genome 10:30 Noon News and Views 10:30 Noon Introduction to the iPhone and iPad* 1:00 2:30 Sexuality and Aging 1:00 2:30 Asking Questions, Socratic Dialogue/Art of Conversing 1:00 2:30 The Age of Napolean 3:00 4:30 Mark Twain, the Great American Writer THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 Why Study Latin? 10:30 Noon Edgar Cayce: Comprehensive Review of His Life 10:30 Noon Hypnosis: Milton H. Erickson, MD* 10:30 Noon Dreams and You 1:00 2:30 Metaphysical Spirituality 1:00 2:30 Karate: Section II 3:00 4:30 How to Read Music 3:00 4:30 Computer Fundamentals* Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment. You must wait and sign up on Jan. 31 or later. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 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 @ $3 / 3 6 Bar Games 3 6 p.m. Free Pool Feb. 3 Steak, Fish or Shrimp Dinner from 5 7 p.m. with entertainment for all ages by Taylor & Taylor starting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 Dinner & Magic Show by Bones dinner will be Kays Famous Meat Loaf from 5:30 7:30 p.m. with the Magic Show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For just the Show its $5. Wear your best pirate attire, best dressed will be rewarded. Feb. 5 Super Bowl Sunday with a big screen TV and a party. Feb. 10, 17, 24 Moose Idol Have you picked your favorite yet? Finals March 3 Feb. 11 Valentine Sweet Heart Ball Elegant Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment by the Flip Side Band for a most romantic evening.Mah Jongg Tournament to be heldA Mah Jongg Tournament is being sponsored by Freedom Plaza, a prestigious adult community in Sun City Center, for Chai Chapter of Hadassah. It will take place at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 4:00. The cost is $36 to play and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Prizes, drawings, and door prizes will be awarded. You MUST register in advance and space is limited so first come, first served. Call Carol at 813-829-7227 or e-mail her at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com for more information.The Southwest Florida Water Management District this week completed its organizational restructuring which is expected to reduce District expenses by more than $15 million a year. The reorganization increases efficien cies, reduces operational costs and meets the Districts core mission responsibilities in the areas of water supply, flood protection, water quality and natural systems. We are funded with taxpayer dollars, said Executive Director Blake Guillory. Especially dur ing difficult economic times, we must use sound business principles to provide maximum value to the taxpayers of our District. Guillory and his executive lead ership team reviewed each division and program to identify opportunities to improve processes and combine programs for efficiency and effectiveness. We were able to accomplish our goals while still retaining all of our major programs, Guillory said. Reorganization Many of the organizational changes were driven by a workload and staff analysis conducted by an independent consulting firm. This report identified the potential to increase the Districts efficiency and reduce costs by restructuring the organization and improving its technology, processes and procedures. Part of the changes includes realigning staff based on the types of work they do to increase efficiency and reduce duplication. For exam ple, the creation of the Operations, Maintenance & Construction Division pulled together all the field operations, maintenance and construction of the District under one Division. Under that Division, the Land Resources and Operations bureaus were combined, and a Data Collection Bureau was created to consolidate all data collec tion efforts. Regulation Significant savings will also result from the reorganization of the Regulation Division. Permitting review processes will be central ized in the Districts Tampa office to ensure that permit applicants throughout the District are treated consistently. Grouping staff by programs in a central location will increase efficiencies, eliminate duplication of services and reduce costs. The District will continue to maintain a local presence in the existing service offices to maintain quality customer service and to ensure that the public has convenient access to District staff. Also, online permitting services are being enhanced and improved to make it easier and more convenient to submit permit applications and access permit data.District reorganization will save $15 million annually The District is committed to provide quality service in a timely, convenient and consistent manner to our customers while continuing to protect our precious water resources, Guillory said. Reduction in Force As part of the reorganization efforts, the District staff is being reduced by 148 people, most of whom agreed to voluntary separation plans. The remaining reductions include primarily temporary, contractual and student staff. The District will continue to employ 615 by Oct. 1, 2012. Despite the reductions in force, we still have a large, talented pool of employees remaining at the District. I am confident that we can continue to protect the water resources of our region and meet the needs of our citizens. Moving Forward Thanks to its pay-as-you-go philosophy, the District has reserves available to help balance the budget. However, projecting limited growth in our area and slightly declining property values for 2013, the District will continue to look for savings. Just as every business and family has done, we too will be taking a closer look at everything we do, and finding ways to create efficiencies or streamline our operations, said Guillory.Frozen Burgers The plastic sleeves that cover each slice of cheese in an American cheese package are perfect when washed to use as dividers between burgers being stored in the freezer. I just place the stack in a zipper bag. This makes removing one or two patties easy to do when the time comes. Bonnie in Arkansas Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.Dollar Stretcher Tips

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20 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 2/29/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 2/29/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys Richard Rodgers and Friends Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.New Yorks Columbia University is proud of its history, as it should be since it once had Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II as students. Not all three at the same time, but close enough for them to have the common experience of creating var sity musicals, and later being collaborators who would reinvent the Broadway musical and create a treasury of popular American standards known the world over. Some of their greatest songs will be heard in The Music of Richard Rodgers and His Friends, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, presented at Sun City Centers Rollins Theater by the Performing Arts Club of SCC, for three weekends, beginning Thursday, Feb. 23. With book and direction by veter an New York actor, Lew Resseguie, Rodgers and his Friends, features more than two dozen classics, from Rodgers and Harts Blue Room, My Funny Valentine, and The Lady Is A Tramp to Rodgers and Hammersteins Out Of My Dreams, If I Loved You, and Youll Never Walk Alone. In addition to director Resseguie, the cast includes Alex Burns, Chuck Collett, Teri Council, Bob Garrod, Ellen Kleinschmidt, Diane LeFrancois, and Kathy Straub. Dates for the show, produced by Barbara Brtva, are Feb. 23, 24, 25, Mar. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11. Tickets are $10 at the SCC Atrium ticket kiosk, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to noon. Credit card sales: (813) 642-0606. When the dapper Richard Rodgers first met Lorenz Hart in 1920, Hart greeted him, said Rodgers, unshaven, disheveled, wearing frayed carpet slippers, tuxedo trousers and a checked jacket. He was five feet tall. All he needed was a tin cup and some pencils. But in that moment, Rodgers added, I acquired a career, a partner, a friend and a source of constant irritation. In the early 1940s with Hart in failing health and unable to work, Rodgers began his collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II. Their seventeen years together produced 11 musicals, one movie, one teleplay, 35 Tonys, 15 Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzers and two Emmys. Their first hit was Oklahoma, in 1943. When it was still in tryouts in New Haven Connecticut, Broadway producer Mike Todd went to see it, and walked out after the first act, saying, No girls, no legs, no jokes, no chance. Lorenz Hart, just eight months before his death, was in the audience. To Rodgers and Hammerstein, he said, This show of yours will run forever. That was almost 70 years ago and Oklahoma, has been running ever since in Broadway revivals, national and foreign tours, and in regional, community and college theaters from Tulsa to Tokyo. The shows music fills the Rollins Theater beginning Thurs., Feb. 23.Gratitude offered to volunteersThe Knights of Columbus council 7282 and 4th Degree council 2533 of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center would like to thank all who have volunteered at Our Lady of Guadalupe food pantry by giving of their time, items and money to feeding the needy and doing Gods work in the Wimauma area. Tom Bullaro and his wife Anita have been the driving force behind the operations for the past three years and as the faithful navigator of council 2533, Tom oversees the work of approximately 64 volunteers who contribute their time unselfishly to helping their fellow man to the tune of 160 hours per week or 8320 hours per year. The pantry lists over 952 families on its books and feeds an average of 125 families each comprising 4 members for a total of 500 persons per week. This amounts to 6,500 families or 26,000 people per year. Over 71,000 tons (142,000lbs) of food has been distributed during the past year, which is paid for by the generous donations from the sur rounding community. Contributions are collected once a month from an ongoing initiative called Project Hunger at both Our Lady of Guadalupe and Prince of Peace churches. Contributions are also received from The Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and The Interfaith Councils Nearly New Shop.

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Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Strawberries and Goat Cheese Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 For the salad 1/2 cup walnuts 4 cups fresh spinach, stems trimmed 8 large strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Heat the oven to 375F. Place walnuts on rimmed baking sheet and bake until fragrant and toasted, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Toss spinach with strawberries in a large bowl. In small bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, vinegar and salt. Sprinkle walnuts on top of spinach and straw berries mix. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese, with remaining dressing on the side. 16 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 21 Year after year, saving money and eating healthier rank high on the list of New Years resolutions, but as many know all too well, busy schedules can make it hard to keep these resolutions up. Pretty Delicious author and Top Chef alum Candice Kumai has partnered with The Glad Products Company to create delicious recipes that help bring healthy food out of the kitchen, and in turn, help to save you both the cost and calories associated with eating lunch out. Chef Kumais recipes are inspired by Glad To Go reusable lunch and snack containers, which feature a detachable 1.5-ounce To Go cup that snaps into the you havent been able to before. Just imagine no more dressing leak disasters when bringing a salad to work. Now theres no excuse for us to break our New Years resolutions, says Kumai. My recipes are not only healthy, delicious, convenient meal time options, save money, time and calories and reduce waste. For additional recipes, lunchtime tips, coupon offerings and more, visit Facebook.com/Glad. Roasted Fig and Blue Cheese Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 in half 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon sea salt For the salad 1/2 cup blue cheese, cut into elegant wedges or thin slices 6 cups mixed salad greens with arugula 1/2 cup candied walnuts Sea salt to taste For the dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt approxi mately 30 minutes or until a bit golden brown. In small mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons balsamic evenly. Marinate for 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk honey, mustard, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and sea salt together to create dressing. Place greens in large salad bowl; toss in candied with a blue cheese wedge. Inspiring Recipes by Chef Candice Kumai For the dressing 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila 1 tablespoon grated lime zest 1 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Pinch of sea salt to taste For the salad 4 cups dark, leafy mixed greens 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, sliced thin 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1 avocado, sliced thin Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add cumin and red Add shrimp and toss. Carefully add tequila and cook until alcohol burns off. Season with salt, and add dried chipotle powder. Once shrimp are cooked, add chopped cilantro, toss and put aside on a plate. Toss mixed greens in a large salad bowl and add in roasted red peppers and black beans. In medium bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and alter to desired taste by adding additional hot sauce and salt. Top with avocado slices and sauted shrimp. For the shrimp 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined 3 tablespoons high-quality tequila Salt, to taste 1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, choppedSpicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Serves: 4

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X 22 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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 Carolyn(former owner of Carolyns Styling Salon) is back atSalon & Spa at Sun City Center$3 O Haircut or Blow Dry*With coupon only. With Carolyn only. Exp. 3/2/12$5 O any Chemical Service*With coupon only. With Carolyn only. Exp. 3/2/12 $ 3 Off $ 5 Off Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE OR STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-CoatedSAVE YOUR ROOF w/PROTECTIVE COATINGCoupon worth $1,000Special Roof Coating Discounts SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong $1895Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 2/29/12Priced with coupon discount SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYExcel: Introduction and Formatting Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Ben Franklin: Bigger than the Legend* Dr. Rich Davis, as Ben Franklin, will entertain and enlighten with history, stories, and fun as he discusses Franklins life and achieve ments. Learn what famous American fired the first shots of the French and Indian War, which Sports Hall of Fame Franklin was elected to in 1968, and how Franklin managed the difficult, but essential, task of getting France to join the Revolutionary War on the side of the colonists. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Mouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Stargazing Party* Join them for a stellar stargazing party! Astronomy enthusiast Craig MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following on the Harkins Plaza, will be a viewing of the night sky through telescopes as they search for these celestial wonders. Teen/Adult Drawing* Join Art Instructor Bruce Marsh, for an evening of drawing. All levels are welcomed and materials are provided. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Email: Messages Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. A working e-mail address is required. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class 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. 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! This presentation will cover the latest legislation with regard the Florida Homeowners landscape. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough County Extension Service. *Free event is funded by the SouthShore Friends of the Library While more than 150 million numbers have been added to the National Do Not Call Registry, BBB continues to get calls from people who arent aware of this resource. The registry began in 2003 to give consumers a choice on tele marketing calls. Its managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If you decide to register your number, telemarketers covered by the registry have 31 days to comply and stop calling you. If they continue to call you, they can be fined thousands of dollars. At first, numbers were to be reregistered every five years. That was changed in 2008. A number will only be removed if its disconnected or reassigned, or the consumer opts to remove it. Calls from some organizations are exempt, including: Political organizations. Charities, although you can ask a third-party telemarketer to stop calling you on a charitys behalf. Telephone surveyors, if the call is really for the sole purpose of conducting a survey. Unfortunately, this is a common area of abuse. If callers shift from taking a survey to selling, theyre violating the registrys rules. Companies with whom you have an established business relation ship, which is defined in several ways. They include companies with whom youve had an actual relationship within the past 18 months; or companies youve requested information from, or applied to, in the past three months. You can, however, ask them to stop calling you. Here are other important provisions of the registry: The FTC does not allow private companies or other such third par ties to register numbers. Offers to do so -particularly for a fee -are almost certainly a scam.The registry is only for personal phone numbers. Business-tobusiness calls and faxes are not covered. If you want to receive some tele marketing calls, you can give the companies written permission to call you even though your number is on the registry. Even if you dont add your number to the registry, you can prohibit individual telemarketers from calling by asking them to put you on their do-not-call list. To register a number, call 1-888382-1222 or visit donotcall.gov. The website also has information on registering multiple numbers, deleting a number, and filing complaints. You can register cell phone numbers on the same Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketers, however, generally use automated dialers to place their calls, and other laws prohibit using them to make calls to cell phones anyway. If your number is on the registry and you get an unwanted call from a non-exempt organization, thats a red flag of a possible scam. About BBB Serving West Florida -As the leader in advancing mar ketplace trust, Better Business Bureau is an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Every year, more than 87 million consumers rely on BBB Business Reviews and BBB Wise Giving Reports to help them find trustworthy businesses and charities across North America. Visit www.bbb.org for more information. To contact BBB serving West Florida about this release, call (727) 535-5609 ext. 3317 or jzajac@bbbwestflorida.org.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 23 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 3/8/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 2/16/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons BIG or SMALL... we do em allDirect Farm PricesSpecializing in Re-Sodding Beautiful, Drought-Tolerant Lawns 813-645-6911 Business News You are cordially invited to the American Business Womans Monthly Dinner Meeting on Feb. 27, at Ybor Grille. The speaker will be Tammy Levent, author of the best selling book Women Who Mean Business and the CEO of Elite Travel. She will discuss The Success of Strategic Partnerships in Business Networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow at 6 p.m. Choose one entree and side item with your RSVP. Plantains, Cup of Soup (spanish bean, caldo gallego or vermicelli), Garden Salad, Peas, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spanish Green Beans or Black Beans. Rice will be included. Pollo Rioja (Breaded chicken with Rioja wine and tomato sauce topped with Manchego cheese) or Lechon Asado (Cuban Roast Pork) or Merluza a La Rusa (Lightly breaded spanish whitefish filet sauteed & topped w/ Russian style sauce). The price will be $16 per person and will include dinner, dessert, coffee and beverage. Wine will be available for purchase. RSVP by February 21. Cash or check only, they cannot accept credit or debit Ybor Grille hosts American Business Womans ClubSouth Bay Hospital awarded certification South Bay Hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes South Bay Hospitals dedication to continuous compli ance with The Joint Commissions state-of-the-art standards. South Bay Hospital under went a rigorous on-site survey in December 2011. The Joint Commission evaluated the hospital for compliance with the standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, includ ing infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. In achieving Joint Commission certification, South Bay Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its cards for payment. And, all noshows will be billed. Bring a friend or business associate and plenty of business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce them selves and their business. For more information call 813649-0400 patients with hip and knee replace ment surgery, says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q, Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. Certification is a voluntary process and I commend South Bay Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves. With Joint Commission cer tification, we are making a significant investment in quality for our patients, says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer, South Bay Hospital. Joint Commission certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement is a major achievement in maintaining excel lence and continually improving the care we provide. For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz at 813-634-0496.SCC Curves changes ownershipYvonne Sargent and Vivian Hodgkin have taken over the operation of Curves for Women at 761 Cortaro Drive. Both women have been members of CURVES for over eight years. CURVES is a well known and respected wellness program for women which promotes a 30 minute workout three times a week. It also promotes healthy eating habits and weight loss, if needed. New members are always welcome. For more information call 813-633-9771.Upcoming events at Freedom Plaza Chamber event promises funAt 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging will host a fundraiser. There will be framed artwork along with food, drinks, massages, caricature portraits, magic tricks and more. All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds are used exclusively for the provision of their services. For more information visit www.MentalHealthAndAging.org or call 813-419-4902 Thursday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. Free presentation, tour, and luncheon in the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center. Open to the public. Learn about predictable longterm care costs and guaranteed Care for Life concept, tax benefits, homestead exemptions and asset protection. Join us for this special presentation and dine with our residents to learn more. RSVP required 813-634-1824. Thursday, Feb. 16, From 7-9:30 p.m. Freedom Plaza Dance Club will offer free lessons at 6:15 p.m. with dance to follow from 7 9:30 p.m. at Freedom Plaza Retirement Community, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. Open to the public. No RSVP required. Dollar StretcherVeggie Wash For an inexpensive substitute for commercial fruit and vegetable cleaners, use baking soda. Its not a spray, but in my opinion, baking soda does a better job. Just shake some on, rub it around, and rinse. It works great! Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher. com/index.cfm?TipsSyn to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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24 FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 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 We have to stumble and fall if we are to walk. Samuel H. Miller 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 Rummage Sale at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchThe fifth annual Rummage Sale will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center on Friday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Many household items, clothing, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and collectibles will be available for the sale. Never too late for educationMany opportunities remain for you to enroll in the United Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Spring session. There are 42 diversified classes, many new this year, and five one day outings. The classes are ninety minutes in length and tuition is $25 for six classes beginning Feb. 20 to March 29. The Tampa General Hospital Health Series is presented at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. There is a $5 walk in fee each week and no registration is required. Late registration is available Feb. 1 through the first week of classes in the College office Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. to noon. The office is closed on Friday. Catalogs listing the classes, schedules and instructors are available in the College office and throughout the community. For your convenience, you may also register online at www.4lifelearning.org. The College phone number is 813-634-8607. The entire community and surrounding area are invited to Come, Learn and Enjoy because it is never too late to educate.Classical trio in concertThe fifth concert in the Fine Arts Series at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. The featured artists will be ETA-3, a classical trio formed at The Juilliard School in 2006. This exciting group includes American flutist Emily Thomas; Japanese pianist Tomoki Nakayama; and Russian clarinetist, Alexey Gorokhotinsky. ETA-3 was named for a sparkling, spectacular nebula in our galaxy and this wonderful trio does sparkle and shine. This is an encore performance for the group who were part of the 2009-2010 Fine Arts Series. Tickets are $9 at the door or at the church office. For more information, call Judy Voorhees at 642-8125 or the church office at 634-1252. The classical trio ETA-3.The Sun City Chamber Players are proud to welcome world class violin soloist Michael Jorgensen from Cincinnati, Ohio to perform 2 Concerts in Florida with the Sun City Chamber Players. On Feb. 17 and 18 Michael will be joining the group of local musicians to perform all four of Vivaldis famous Four Seasons concertos for Solo violin and String Orchestra. Also on the program is Haydns Fifths String Quartet. The Friday evening concert (Feb.17) will be held at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday Feb., 18 held at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Sarasota. Michael holds a bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music, a masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and a doctorate from Florida State University. A member of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, he recently served as concertmaster for the 75th-anniversary national tour of Porgy and Bess. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on the evening or afternoon of the concert. For more information call Shawn Snider 941-323-9434 or visit www. suncitychamberplayers.comWorld class violin soloist to performMichael Jorgensen New members welcomed at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchOn Sunday, January 22, new members were welcomed to Redeemer Lutheran Church. New members were greeted by all at the coffee hour after the 9:30 a.m. service. Redeemer Lutheran Church has services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The first and third Sundays are Holy Communion. For more information call 813-634-1292 or email: sccredeemer@verizon.net web: sccredeemer.orgFrom left to right: Sponsor Paula Simenson and new member Martha Walker; new member Paul Hannesson; sponsors Martha and Al Alderman for new members Wayne and Jennie Flietner and Pastor Stiller in the back.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 25 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. Area Obituaries Elizabeth Clark-Luka (Betty) Betty Clark-Luka, 91, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday January 12, 2012. She was born in Cloquet, MN on November 20, 1920. She spent most of her adult life raising 5 sons in Ames, IA, later working as a part-time realtor on Sanibel Island FL, before retiring to Hayesville, NC, and Sun City Center, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold E. Clark, Jr.; her husband of 9 years, Len Luka; and a son, John R. Clark. She leaves behind sons Bob Clark (Leesa) of Springlake, MI; Jim Clark (Marcie) of Ames, IA; Tom Clark (Lori) of Knoxville, TN, and Mike Clark (Becky) of Palm Harbor, FL, 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, FL. Donations can be made in memory of Betty Clark-Luka to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33760.Barbara H. FontaineBarbara H. Fontaine, age 84, of Mexico, Maine and Sun City Center, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday January 9, 2012 at Oak Grove Center. She was born in Mexico, Maine on March 21, 1927 the youngest of eight children to Stephen and Mary (Casey) McPhee. Barbara was a graduate of Mexico High School class of 1945, excelling in basketball. She also played in the school band and as a young woman she and her friends attended all of the Big Band Swing Dances. She was employed for several years at Oxford Paper and later was a library assistant at Rumford High School for many years. She was married to Leo Fontaine for over 40 years; he passed away in 1992. Barbara was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. She was a member of the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico and the Kings Point Gold Club in Sun City Center, Florida. Barbara enjoyed knitting, baking, reading, and was an avid golfer scoring two holes in one in her golfing career. She loved watching Sunday football. Barbara and her husband Leo enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home and summer camp at Worthley Pond. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Sara Sylvester and the staff at Oak Grove Center. Surviving are her children, Nancy Makin and husband John of Skowhegan, Sally Allard and husband Robert of Carrabassett, Bruce S. Fontaine and companion Rosey Wolfe of Bath, Ann Fontaine-Fisher and husband Gregory of Portland, and Janet F. Crowe and husband Brendan of Brunswick; a sister Rita Wyman and husband John of Rumford; ten grandchildren Sara Eastup, Tina Marie Poulin, Margo Reis, Matthew Allard, Zachary Allard, Jon Fontaine, Danielle Fontaine, MacKenzie Fisher, Alison Crowe, and Emily Crowe; and three great-grandchildren Jake, Maddie and Tillie Rose. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Leo Fontaine in 1992, two brothers Donald McPhee and Stephen McPhee, and three sisters Mary Sciaraffa, Theresa Vatalaro and Geneva Ziko. You are invited to share your, thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Fontaine family by visiting their guestbook at www. SGThibaultFuneralHome.com Robert R. RaffertyRobert R. Rafferty 82, of Sun City Center, Fl passed away January 21, 2012 at home with his family. He is urvived by his loving wife, Loys Reynolds Raffery; sons, Ronald, Timothy and Michael; daughters, Robin Ariola and Dorothy DesBrisay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to LifePath Hospice 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Ste. 100, Temple Terrace Fl 33637 www. lifepath-hospice.org arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.Eugene (Gene) SkummerEugene (Gene) Skummer, 78 of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born in Chicago, IL on February 3, 1933, Gene was a retired General Manager; a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church; German American Club; loved to play golf and had 3 holes in one. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; daughters, Lori Theresa (Steve) Ryan of Bolingbrook, IL and Mary Katherine (Joe) Tooley of Jacksonville, FL; sister LaVerne Serritella of Bartlett, IL and brother, Robert Skummer of Mt. Prospect, IL. Gene is also survived by 3 grandchildren. Inurnment will be a Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center.Unitarians remember Elizabeth BlackwellOn Feb. 2, Sun City Center Unitarian Fellowship hosts Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker who will present Despite All Odds. Because Friday, Feb. 3 will be the 190th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Blackwell, Dr. Robert P Tucker will celebrate her accomplishments as one of the major U.U. pioneers and Americas first woman M.D. Rev. Dr. Tucker is a regular U.U. presenter who speaks in depth, seriously but with humor, on pastoral and spiritual matters. On Feb. 9 In Celebration of St. Valentines Day will be presented by long time Fellowship Member Bill Danek. 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. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 813-633-2349. Mike Holcomb, bass singer with the Inspiration Quartet from Bryson City, NC will be singing and preaching at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, 9912 Indiana St., Gibsonton. Holcomb began to sing in church at the age of 4 when they stood him on a piano bench so he could be seen. He has been with the Inspirations Quartet for 35 years and is still with them. Mike and his wife, Bavaria, have also started Hearts Desire Ministry to air on 13 cable systems in the southeast. There is no charge for the concert; an offering will be taken. For more information, call (813) 6771301 ot (813) 956-6843. Attend a gospel concertMIKE HOLCOMBIts time for fun!The community is invited to the United Community Church for another great Fun Brigade event. The Valentine Party and Entertainment will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the church at 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Caz and Terry will entertain with their Nashville Style and Light Show. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased following the 10 a.m. service on Sundays or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon in the Narthex or at the door the night of the event. For further information, Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl at 634-7062. Refreshments will be available for purchase.World Day of Prayer 2012Women from several Sun City Center churches are busy planning this years World Day of Prayer, which will be held on Friday, March 2, at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center. Details of the World Day of Prayer 2012 will be announced in the next few weeks. In the back row center is Jo Alice Nieter, Event Chairman for St. Andrew, surrounded by Dorothy Peterson and Irene Brenner, both representing Redeemer Lutheran Church. In the front row (left to right) are Marlene Frederick and Rosemary Riley, both representing Prince of Peace Catholic Church, and Judi Stacey, representing St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Naked a man comes from his mothers womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand. Ecclesiastes 5:15

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26 FEBRUARY 2, 2012The South Shore Symphony Orchestra has successfully made the transition to its new homes, performing at St. Anne Catholic Church and rehearsing at St. John the Divine in Ruskin along with its new Conductor Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson. It has become a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and has joined the Chamber of Commerce in both Sun City Center and South Shore (Ruskin & Apollo Beach). It has also partnered with the Ruskin Community Development Foundation in the Firehouse Cultural Center project and also the South Shore Arts Council. The Orchestra has set new goals to bring music to not only the adults of the South Shore Communities but also to the youth of the area with its new youth programs that will be introduced in the coming year. Dominick Galati, Founder, President, Assoc. Conductor, and Business Manager of the SSSO said, In only its second year this organization has made great strides and the music has never sounded better. We are proud to have also been recognized by many other orchestras around Florida as one of the new, up and coming orchestras to be heard in Florida. He also said, The SSSO hopes with our audiences support to thrive and that they can be part of this orchestras success by continuing this musical journey with us. The orchestra has already started its rehearsals for its February 10, 2012 concert. This will be the first concert of the 2012 New Year but the third Concert in the series. This Concert is called A Celebration of Love, and features pieces like: Peer Gynt, Overture from Romeo and Juliet, Suite #2 from Carmen and Thats All I Ask of You from the Phantom. With this concert the SSSO will also be celebrating its 2nd birthday. Come and Listen to the wonder ful music being performed by the South Shore Symphony Orchestra. The Winter Series Concerts remaining are: February 10, A Celebration of Love, March 23, Saint Saen Symphony #3 with organ soloist and on May 4, A Tribute to America. Tickets may be purchased by cash or check made out to the South Shore Symphony Orchestra from the following locations: St. Anne Catholic Church office, in Ruskin, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Ruskin and Apollo Beach) and the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce in Sun City Center. All single tickets are $20 and $21 at the door. Student tickets are $10 (ages 9 to 16 yrs old with ID) Ages 4-8 are admitted free with adult supervision. An extra service charge of $1 per ticket will be added when purchasing by Charge Card (Visa or MC only) on the SSSO Ticket Hot Line at 813-667-7776, but not when purchasing tickets by mail. When ordering by mail, make all checks payable to South Shore Symphony Orchestra. Send to: S.S.S.O. P.O. Box # 5867, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5867. Be sure to include concert dates wanted and telephone number when requesting tickets by mail.KP Chorus says thank youKings Point Chorus would like to thank all the people who attend ed their first cabaret-style-concert, A Holiday Party in our Town. It was a sell-out crowd that warmed the hearts of all chorus members. They worked very hard to present beautiful holiday music with the audience participating and having a good time. They also want to thank all the businesses that displayed posters, and the newspapers for giving them the press that was so desperately needed. Final thanks have to go to their director, Chuck Wirick, who was able to take a group of people and come up with a chorus capable of giving a performance pleasing to the audience. Their next concert will be in April. 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 Winter Concert Series beginsBrandon Chai Group, formerly a group of the Womens Zionist Organization of America, has now become Chai Chapter of Hadassah. They are the first Hadassah Chapter chartered in this second century of Hadassah. 2012 marks the second 100 years since Hadassah was started in 1912. Today at 100 years old, with 300,000 members, Hadassah is the largest Jewish or ganization in America, and one of the largest womens volunteer or ganizations in the world. As a Chapter, Brandon Chai, has changed its name to Chai Chapter of Hadassah. They have branched out into surrounding areas encom passing Sun City Center, Riverview, Wimauma, and Apollo Beach, as well as Brandon and Valrico. Some meetings are now held at Congregation Beth Israel in Sun City Center as well as at Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon, and at members homes. Chapter members are very excited to have their numbers grow and meet with others in the community. As Hadassah is in its centennial year, founder Henrietta Szolds legacy of commitment, caring, and improving the world through practical deeds lives on in the work of the hundreds of thousands of Hadassah women today. They build on the past, but look to the future. Chai Chapter is a vital part of that chain of women looking to do good works and have fun in the process. Chanukah was celebrated at Congregation Beth Israel of Sun City Center with 54 people attend ing a pot luck lunch with a gift exchange, singing, and an educa tional talk. Their initial meeting as a Chapter included talks by RBC bankers on matters of consumer interest. Many future events are planned locally and they look for ward to more members joining. For more information, call Carol at 829-7227. Members of Brandon Chai Group celebrate Chnukah. Looking for new members High Tea and Fashion Show at St. Annes ChurchThe St. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold their annual Tea and Fashion Show at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the St. Joachim Hall, adjacent to St. Annes Church in Ruskin. This years theme is International, with each table decorated to represent countries around the world. Fashions will be provided by The Rose Boutique (which supports the Mary & Martha House), located at 100 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin. The Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. Seating is limited and tick ets are $15 per person available at the church office and at the Rose Boutique. For more information, call St. Annes Church office at (813) 645-1714 or the Boutique at (813) 645-7628.Weight Watchers extends invitationWeight Watchers meets every Thursday at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Meetings are at 8 and 9:30 a.m. Dont miss out on free registration. Limited time. For more information contact Sandy: samt1995@yahoo.com.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 FEBUAR Y 2, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONALWanted: Flea market vendors & people to compete in Chili contest. (E.G. Simmons Park) Feb. 25. Call for info. 813671-7655 120 ENTERTAINMENT( S moking Monkey Productions). R ico Cortes, Skyler Seibeck, Andrew Brigman & Tim Strebbing We are devoted to provide you with the best reviews in the gaming world. See us at www. smokingmonkeyproductions.net We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Yard sale. 3 family. 21 F irst S t., N W, Ruskin. Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm. L ots of misc., clothes, glass, linens, books, CDs, lounge furniture etc. Too much to mentionGarage Sale Friday & Saturday, 364 Club Manor Dr., SCC. 8am-1pm. Secretary, dining set, chest of drawer, end tables, desk, antiques & lots of household items. A sale you cant miss! F riday & S aturday, F eb. 3, & 4, 8am-2pm. 1204 D esert Hills Dr., SCC. See you there! 805 Ojai Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. T elescope. linens, glassware, small appliances, mirrors, pictures, lamps, chair, jewelry armoire, costume jewelry, bar stools, Christmas, TV, TV stand, collectibles & lots of misc Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon ACCESSORY SALE50% OFF all purses and beltsPlus, the secret sale Hide-a-way RV R esort, annual parkwide yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 4, 9am-1pm. Lunch is served.Rummage Sale Redeemer Lutheran Church, corner of Valley Forge & SR 674, SCC. Friday, Feb 3, 8am-1pm. Saturday, Feb. 4, 8am-11:30am. Lots of donated items, crafts, collectibles Red hats & accessories, ladies Blazers & mens sport coats $3, home decor, jewelry. 8am-3pm., 711 Ojai, S CC. Feb. 3 & 4 February Fun Jewelry, adult tricycle, VHS & DVD movies, musical cassette, clothes, wrought iron bird cage & antiques. 1009 Rickenbacker Dr., SCC. Close to Wal-Greens. Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 3 & 4, 8am-? .Another Super Saturday Above The Rest. Part 2 of estate sale. Furniture, storage cabinets, household a bag $5) 10am-2pm. Between CVS & Winn Dixie. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. 813-633-5013 Garage sale. 2523 Lightfoot Rd., Sundance. Feb 3 & 4, 8am-2pm. Woman sizes 2x-3x, ladies 10-12, mens 36. Tools, stroller, jewelry, misc.Multi Family yard sale. Saturday, Feb 4, 8am-? Covington Park, Regents Village Way. Clothing furniture, tools, jewelry, stereo equipment toys. tackle, guns, golf clubs & balls, army uniforms, quilt fabrics, books, furniture, clothes & much more. 650 A llegheny D r., SCC. Saturday, 8am-2pm. Yard sale. T hursday, 8am-noon. 955 Cherry Hills D r., S CC. Wheel chairs, walkers, tools, tool boxes, women clothes 3-5x, glassware, small refrigerator w/ freezer & much more Woodland Estates Park (off Hwy. 41 S., between 4th and 10th St. SW)Mobile Home Park Rec HallSATURDAY, FEB. 4 NO EARLY BIRDS!!Many items. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ruskin United Methodist Church ANNUAL YARD SALEat 105 4th Ave. NW SATURDAY, FEB. 48 a.m. to 1 p.m.Furniture, Appliances, Televisions, Home Accessories... Lots of things! Breakfast & Lunch available 312 ESTATE SALES 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Bogey 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 370 LAWN AND GARDENS ears mower, self propelled, 22, 6.5hp, rear bagger $150. S ears gas trimmer/ edger $75, like new. Call 813634-1483 390 MISC. FOR SALEHillsboro Memorial G ardens, 2 premium cemetery lots in G arden of Cross, lot 146A spaces 1 & 2. G reat buy for both at $3,950 obo. 813-633-1334 Propane Propane Propane! 2 LocationsLone Pine RV Park Carol Motel (813) 645-1325 395 WANTED BUY I Buy Old Baseball CardsCall Ed for best prices.(813) 361-2493 390 MISC. FOR SALE MARINE400 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay Storage.com Say you saw it in the Observer News Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 404 Stoneham Dr., SCC(St. Andrews area)ARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sectional Sofa, Entertainment Centers, Dinette Table w/Chairs, King & Twin Bedroom Suite, Credenza, Leather Recliner, Computer Desk, Wingback Chair, File Cabinets, Deacons Bench, Needlepoint Furniture; Tools: Band Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Belt Sander, Jointer Planer, Work Benches, Ladders, Lots of Electric & Manual Tools; Collectables: Roseville, Homer Laughton, Quilts, Stamps, Vintage Books, Post Cards, Artwork, Johnson Bros. China, Limoges, Shriner items, Jewelry (Vintage & Costume); Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales

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FEBRUARY 2, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 TRANSPORT A TION450 REAL EST A TE500 M.H. HOUSING550 465 R V LOT RENT ALS RV Sites Availablein adult park Lone Pine RV Park (813) 645-1325 511 HOUSES FOR SALECall me 1st. B 4 you buy your new construction home! I legally rebate thousands to my buyers! Charles Rutenberg RE, 813-789-2022 leave message. 3br/2ba/2cg, fenced corner lots. salt Well maintained home, asking price $224,900. 727-215-6911 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 565 M.H. IN PARKSRuskin 55+ senior park. Recently remodeled, beautiful 12x65, 4br/2ba MH, roof over, 6x10 shed, large screened porch, 2 car carport. Joins the Little Manatee river. Private dock & ramp. $12,000, lot rent $289 monthly. 813419-4066. Pet friendly 55+ park 2br/1ba, large Florida room, work shop inside a workshop, 2 car carport, minor inside repair needed, but not necessary. Boat dock available. 813-641-3203, $5,600. 14x56 Manatee, 2br/1ba, newly remodeled, sunroom, huge shed, screened room. Neptune Village, 2320 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Lot 263. $12,000. 989928-0800 565 M H. IN P ARTSWaterfront doublewide MH (on Little Manatee mouth) Ruskin. 2br/2ba, lanai, laundry room, furnished. Must sell $30,000 negotiable. 410-661-1110 or 443-684-9069 2000 Merit doublewide, 28x48, 3br/2ba, spacious open floor plan, many upgrades, lanai, insulated AC shed. Lot rent $408 includes trash, water & sewer. Riverview. Just reduced to $29,900. 813-470-8763 610 WA TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit. No pets. 813-863-6123611 HOUSES FOR RENT55+ Community Furnished 2 bedroom. Available now. Includes lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection & recreational card. 813-634-9695 SCC 55+ area, 2br/2ba with den, newly appliances. $1,000 monthly 1,500sf. 813-918-1826Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 APTS. FOR RENTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 612 APTS FOR RENT 613 CONDOS FOR RENTApollo Beach condo, one floor. One bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. dishwasher. Quiet. 813-642-0681 or 813-645-4145 614 DUPLEX FOR RENT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 SCC 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg. Ideal location includes water, lawn & garbage. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Unfurnished. 813634-3350 630 M.H. RENT ALSRuskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm. 630 M.H. RENT ALSFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom MH, includes washer/ dryer, CHA, range, refrigerator, microwave, Fios TV. $625 monthly plus deposit, on 2.3 acre, Ruskin. 813-645-5956 646 WAREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PROF SER VICES650 651 BOOKKEEPING. Can do attitude: 1099s, W2s, forms, keeping services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your local ing Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADULT/CHILD CARENow accepting applications for enrollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half or full day. Ruskin United Methodist pre school. Call 813-645-6198. CHC110087 2BR/2BA furnished Singlewide + encl. addition, screen porch, carport, gated community, pool, clubhouse, clean and well kept. $42,000. 2BR/2BA nicely furnished Singlewide + encl. addition/3BR, on own corner lot, screen porch, carport, large shed + washer/dryer. $49,900. Just listed: 2BR/2BA (1988) Doublewide + glass enclosed addition, carport, utility shed, cement driveway, on own lot. $54,500. Beautifully maintained and furnished (1988) 2BR/2BA Doublewide + large addition, great kitchen, carport, utility shed/workshop on own lot. $59,500. Neat as a pin! 2BR/2BA (1987) Doublewide, bright spacious living area, large enclosed addition, carport, and great 12x24 attached workshop. $61,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 GREAT PROPERTY FOR CHURCH, BUSINESS AND/OR HOME: 2,600 sq.ft. home & office space + garage and carports, on 1 beautiful acre with large oaks, circular driveway, lots of road frontage, right in Ruskin, close to main Hwy! CG zoning. Now $239,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 Acres, close to main Hwy and new subdivision, this property will make a great little farm, a perfect spot for your dream home, and a nice investment for future development. $125,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING: 2BR/2BA doublewide, partially furnished, large MBR & MBA, L shaped Liv/Din-Room, large glassed addition, carport, utility shed, on nice own lot. $54,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FURNISHED MOBILE-HOME ON ITS OWN CORNER LOT: Perfectly maintained 2BR/2BA, with large air-conditioned addition/3rd BR, bright open living room, eat-in-space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed with washer & dryer, newer CHA. $49,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SUN CITY CENTER RENTAL: Very nicely repainted & remodeled 2BR/2BA furnished condo, enclosed lanai overlooking nature preserve, utility-rm, attached carport. Available after March 31st, for long term: $875/mo., or short term please call for quote. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NO DESCRIPTION CAN DO IT JUSTICE. You must come and see house and view for yourself. 3BR/2BA very tastefully updated and decorated home on double lot on Little Manatee River. Water views from most rooms and great floor plan for entertaining. Comes with boat! Reduced to $249,900! Dont be afraid to make offer. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT by starting your business in this well priced, well situated property in Ruskin. Or, if you just need a place to live while you resolve to work for yourself, this 2BR/1BA CB building will also work. Owners very motivated and will consider holding a mortgage. Just reduced to $89,900 and looking for offers. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $234,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION ON LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! Very nice 2BR/1BA single family home with a 1-car garage Located on a nice corner lot. Special features include a new roof and air conditioner. $58,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2.5BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $364,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 acre with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 88 Years 1924 2012PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. Fish house with BA. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $110,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. PEACE AND QUIET IN THE COUNTRY! 2.5 acres on 21st Avenue SE. A mobile home on the property will be removed. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER. $85,900. ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 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 READY FOR DEVELOPING! 5 acres (MOL) in a area of tremendous growth with easy access to I-75. 3BR/2BA on property has been gutted, now ready to be remodeled. 30x60 metal barn included. $374,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! REDUCED PRICE ON 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 $195,900. Call to see today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. BEAUTIFUL, SPOTLESS & MOVE-IN READY! This 2BR/2BA & 2-car garage Nassau model in Sun City Center has been well taken care of and meticulously maintained. The HVAC system was replaced in 2006 and features state-of-the-art antibacterial system with a UV light that gives added prevention against mold. The roof was replaced in 2007 with 30 year dimensional roof shingles. Call today for a showing and make this home your own! DONT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SUN CITY CENTER Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 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 & no HOA. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! NOW RENTINGAVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCYRIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental Rates Beginning at $520 + Utilities For Rental Information call: (813) 645-7320 (TDD 800-955-8771) 709 Oceanside Circle Ruskin Mon-Fri 9:00 AM 5:00 PMEqual Housing Opportunity 2BR/2BA in Andover, screened porch, W/D, Owner Financing with 20% down ........................... $23,500 YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), 1000 sq. ft. under A/C, skylight, covered parking at front door, enclosed lanai, large utility room......................... $31,200

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