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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 16, 2012 Volume 56 Number 4THE OBSERVER NEWSIts time for the 2nd Annual Hook n Sink fundraiser and family event! See more details on page 14The Firehouse Cultural Center names its first-ever Artist-in-Residence. See more details on page 3MITCH TRAPHAGEN PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 East Bay Little League opening ceremonyOpening Ceremony for the Spring Season at East Bay Little League begins with a night of fun for the entire family. The ceremony will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. There will be many activities including live music, food, dunk tanks, a youth and coach home run derby and more. There will also be prizes, raffles and a door prize for all in attendance. East Bay Little League is home to 800 youth baseball and softball players. The 2012 season will kickoff the Challenger division for physically and mentally challenged youth. For more information call (941) 350-4545 or email wilderboyz3@verizon.net. The Little League is located inside Vance Vogel Park at 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Accident claims the life of teenaged bicyclist in RuskinA damaged bicycle at the scene of a fatal accident on Monday that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Ruskin girl.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN An accident between a vehicle and a bicycle claimed the life of a teenage girl on Monday. Jessica Wortman, 18, of Ruskin, had left the Ruskin Recreation Center on 6th Avenue on Monday afternoon and was riding a bicycle across U.S. Highway 41 at the intersection of 14th Avenue SE when Exuperancio Paderog Potane, 51, also of Ruskin, struck her while driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Miss Wortman died at the scene. Sgt. Steve Gaskins of the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the young woman was not a student in an area high school. According to the FHP, Mr. Paderog-Potane was heading southbound on U.S. 41 when he struck the young woman at approximately 2:04 p.m. as she was riding west across the highway. He was not injured. Because of the accident, the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 were temporarily closed on Monday afternoon at State Road 674. The accident remains under investigation by the FHP. Projects not too small, or large, for help from local FoundationPart 1 of a 2-Part SeriesBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER When the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center was founded as the local arm of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 1992, it had a dual purpose: to aid South Countys 501(c)(3) organizations lend a hand to their recipients, and to give donors more bang for their buck. The Sun City Center division is affiliated with the Tampa branch in that it runs under that groups 501(c)(3) tax-free status. It also helped to become an affiliate instead of reinventing the wheel because Tampa Bays procedures, bylaws and goals were already set up. But philanthropy and vision run high in South County, especially in the retirement community of Sun City Center, which provides most of the donations. As of Dec. 31, the local branch had $30.7 million in its coffers; had donated $865,000 in grants during the previous 12 months; and had operating expenses of only 0.80 percent of its net assetsless than one percent. Thats because of the countless hours of volunteers, said Evelyn Lunsford, who sits on the Sun City Center divisions 12member Council and has been on the frontline of reading, examining and approving grants for more years than she can count. Grants may not be made to individuals, Lunsford explained. Only to organizations and agencies that have been granted 501(c) (3) tax free status by the Internal Revenue Service. This means they may be faith based; community based, or even places like county schools and libraries, added Beverley McLain who is a member of the Tampa foundation. McLain and Interim Foundation Director Gene Marshall met with representatives of the Sun City Center foundation Feb. 10 to discuss future plans. The Tampa foundation, which is much larger than the local branch, examines grant applications twice a year, in spring and fall, Marshall said. But the Sun City Center foundation accepts and accesses grants from September through June, added Lunsford. Another thing the local branch can do on its own is look around the community for unmet needs and see if there is money in an unrestricted fund to meet them. As explained to me, there are two main types of grants, restricted and unrestricted, with many variations of each. Someone may say, I want to help schools, or more specifically, I want to help with literacy, or in a wider sense, say help education, Lunsford explained. Were helping eight South County schools and the RCMA which meets the same criteria as the public schools.See FOUNDATION, page 13South County documentary film underway By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN Wanted: good storytellers. Not the fictional kind. Not merely book readers, please. And not exactly yarn spinners good at embroidering history, either. But, rather anyone anywhere in South Hillsborough with camera presence and factual knowledge of the regions particular historic aspects or specific takes on its present or cogent thoughts about its future now is in demand for the second ArtReach Community Arts project here. The first ArtReach project is the BLT or Best Little Town mural on the north side of the structure that once housed a barbershop on U.S. 41 in downtown Ruskin, immediately south of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. The film project, kicked off last month, is a video documentary aimed at capturing essences of the various diverse communities that comprise the South County region, according to Michael Parker, muralist and ArtReach program director. And those communities are not only geographic, but also occupational, social as well as cultural, he noted. The video production is being undertaken by Shawn Cheatham, an artist who currently teaches in the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida. Cheatham, a USF graduate who earned a Masters in Fine Art, has exhibited his video work both nationally and internationally, in such venues as the New York Short Film Festival and the Tromanaic Festival, Berlin, Germany, Parker said. The final video product is envisioned as a constellation of individual stories and histories of the people who define the area, See DOCUMENTARY, page 14 Citizens may pioneer a new approach for future development in the Ruskin area. See page 15MELODY JAMESON

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 3 INCOME TAX FREE813-641-3603$30 OFF on Services!Are you prepared? WE CAN PREPARE YOUR 2011 TAXES Firehouse Cultural Center names first-ever Artist-in-ResidenceMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Avenue NE near the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Shell Point Road in Ruskin, has named performance artist Leland Faulkner as the centers first Artist-inResidence. Faulkner has been described as a man of a thousand faces. He earned accolades for directing performances at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, won awards for his work in films and was a consultant on the highly successful film, The Polar Express. Over the course of 20 years, he has captured audiences around the world in live performances. As Artist-in-Residence from February 25 to March 2, Faulkner will bring his unique talent to the Firehouse Cultural Center, all designed with intimacy and close interaction with South Hillsborough residents in mind. During his residency, Faulkner will combine Japanese art forms, mime, shadow theatre, illusion, and improvisation with special effects to create unique and imaginative performances, all up close and personal for everyone in attendance. As the first Artist-in-Residence, he will also herald in a remarkable achievement by the many volunteers who have poured countless hours of effort into making the Firehouse Cultural Center a reality in South Hillsborough. The new center has the potential to open a door to the arts in ways offered by few venues, providing a unique opportunity for more than 170,000 people living in the region to take part in art and performance. Faulkner will open his residency with a performance on Feb. 25. On Feb. 27 through March 1, there will be numerous Residency at the Firehouse workshops with programming for all ages and experience. The first residency will conclude on March 2 with a final performance that will feature participants from the workshops. For more information on the artist and a complete schedule of events, see next weeks Observer News, SCC Observer and Riverview Current or visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.New cultural center and performance artist Leland Faulkner to open door to world-class talent for South Hillsborough residentsThe Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin. Construction on the new facility is still on-going. Manatee Heritage Days spans month of MarchBRADENTON The thirtythird annual Manatee County Heritage Days celebration will be from March 1-31, and will focus on the countys history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout the county will celebrate the communitys heritage by providing opportunities for area residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the months events. For thirty-three years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month long event. The activities are as varied as walking tours and concerts. Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities. Through these events at area historical sites, participants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed. Most events are free, though some require a reservation or admission fee. For general information call 941-741-4070. One of the daily events available now thorugh April 1 is the self guided tours of the Crosley Memorabilia Showcase, Crosley Carriage House, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, across from the Sarasota Bradenton Airport, west of US 41, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations required. Access to the Carriage House only. Admission is $5 at the door. For information call 941-722-3244 during business hours Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.powelcrosleyestate. com. On Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 enjoy the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Main Street in Historic Downtown Bradenton. Free. The Market will be offering fresh food, produce, plants and flowers, live entertainment, gifts and specialty items and lots of fun for the community. Downtown parking is free on the weekend and dogs on leashes are welcome. Contact Kevin Webb at kevin@realizebradenton.com.

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4 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 3/1/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 3/1/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 3/1/12 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 3/1/12$99 $ 99with rebate By William Hodges I was at a Toastmasters District Conference where a friend of mine was one of the competi tors in a speech contest. She had put a lot of time and effort into the speech and had won at three previous levels prior to competing at the district level. I watched as she put her heart and soul into reciting materials which she had so carefully memorized. It was the same speech I had heard her give at the three previous levels. In this particular competition, the speeches can be the same through the district level, but speeches at subsequent levels must be new. Since I had watched her give the speech several times before, I was in an excellent position to determine how well she had done; and I really felt her performance wasnt as good this time as at the previous competitions. She lost the contest, and I listened to the comments of other people who had also seen her give the speech. They congratulated her on her effort, then I noticed the dreaded but. The comments went like this: It was a great effort, but your timing was off this time. I really enjoyed your speech, but it seemed to lack the enthusiasm it had when I heard before. You did your best, but it just wasnt good enough to win. This woman had put her heart and soul into this competition. She had just found that she had lost that someone else was the winner and would represent the district in the regional competition. At that moment, she was in no mood for it to be a learning experience. She didnt need to hear the but. The first part of any of those three comments would have been sufficient. I question that any of these three people were trying to be of assistance to the speaker. I think some of them were trying to show how smart they were by picking at someone else. Over the past week, how many times have you heard the dreaded but? Some comments Ive over heard recently are: That was a pretty good buy, but I know where to get it cheaper. It was great that you got all Bs, but why didnt you get some As? Youre a great basketball player, but just think what you could do if you were six inches taller? I really enjoyed that pie, but you should have tasted my mothers. I really like the fact we spend so much time together, but my ex-wife kept the house so much neater. You get the picture. These statements should have stopped before the dreaded but. In the controlled atmosphere of a Toastmasters conference, the but may be expected since Toastmasters are taught to provide feedback. Even then, we should consider us-Is that but really necessary? 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 WriterAll 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 ing restraint. There is a time for feedback, and we must use our good judgment in determining that time. There is also a time when feedback serves no useful purpose. If Ive already bought a set of tires, to tell me I really got a great deal, but you could have gotten them cheaper serves no immediate pur pose. Ive already bought the tires. Im not in the market for more. So how can it help me to know you can buy them cheaper? If you really can buy them cheaper, tell me about it later at a time that will not cause me to feel bad about my cur rent purchase but can help in the future. If the child has worked hard to get Bs, give him or her your praise and your encouragement to go further. Dont ruin the moment with a but. Finally, watch the buts in situations that cant be changed. To tell someone he is a great basketball player and qualify it with, but think what you could do if you were six inches taller, is silly. The person cannot be six inches taller. The next time you are tempted to make a positive comment and then add a but, think about it. Given the moment, will your but be constructive or destructive? When in doubt, butt out. 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 RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calcula tions. Excel II is recommended. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. AutoFill, freeze titles, sorting, and Excel printing options. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Diagnosing and correcting common problems associated with Windows Operating Systems.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged

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X 8 5 FEBRUARY 16, 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 Friday, Feb. 17 7-11 p.m. Redneck Band Saturday, Feb. 18 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Feb. 24 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, Feb. 25 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 2 7-11 p.m. Southern Tide Saturday, March 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 9 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, March 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 16 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, March 17 4-7 p.m. St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner 7-11 p.m. St. Patricks Day Party with Kim Mullins Friday, March 23 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, March 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS 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. 16 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. VA District 12 Bingo at Hospital at 6:30 p.m. MAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Live Wire Top from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Evening Open Juke Box. Sunday, Feb. 19 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 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. 22 Open. Krash Party to celebrate 9 years of music and festivitiesJoin the fun after the Knights of Sant Yago Illuminated Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Italian Club for the 9th Annual Knight Parade Krash Party. The Italian Club, located at 1731 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City, will be alive with music and festivities from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for the best post-parade party ever hosted by Krewes Kare. Youll be directly on the parade route on 7th Avenue and in the heart of all of the action in Ybor City. The cost is $40 per person and is fully tax deductible. Youll enjoy a premium open bar, deli cious buffet, two floors filled with music and merriment, plus partying with the best crowd ever to cel ebrate the Knight Parade. To purchase wristbands, go the Krewes Kare website at www. krewskare.org or visit The Bead Barn at 3015 W. Barcelona St. in south Tampa or Buccaneer Beads 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. 16 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Horse Races at 2:30 p.m. Meat Loaf Dinner by Becky at 5 p.m. Music by Southern Tied at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 22 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. Teacher recognizedEach year VFW Post 8108 likes to recognize a teacher who promotes patriotism within their daily teaching. Information was sent out to various schools and they are proud and honored to announce that Mrs. Shirley Redcay from Ippolito Elementary School, has won this years Teacher Recogni tion Award at the Post Level. Mrs. Redcays information was sent on to their District for District judging and they are once again proud and honored to announce that Mrs. Shirley Redcay took first place at the District level. Mrs. Redcays information has now been sent on to the State of Florida VFW for judging and will be representing them in the finals at the State Convention in Orlando. 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 Development VRS Fundraising: A Scientific Approach to Success Cost: $45 per person; $35 per MOSI member Participants will learn how to convince their board of directors that they are cultivating an audience and show their staff they are on a mission. They will also learn how to demonstrate to constituents and donors that they are they are able to establish meaningful relationships. Further, participants will learn how to handle the bottom line while establishing a public relations baseline. MOSI Presents Succession Planning: Flash Forward Cost: $50 per person; $38 per MOSI member If the organization loses its top talent today, what happens tomorrow? Is the organization ready for success? This session introduces a practical approach for organizational alignment. Take advantage of this opportunity for sustainability, before a crisis happens. Flying Monsters Come to MOSIs IMAX Dome Theatre Friday, Feb. 17 In Flying Monsters, David Attenborough, the worlds leading natural ist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Attenborough works with scientists to understand the incredible story of the evolution of the pterosaurs, a story that unfolds in such stunning locations as New Mexico, the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis in Britain, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, and a fossil pit in Germany where near perfect pterosaur specimens have been found. Flying Monsters is a groundbreaking film that brings the story of giant flying monsters and their prehistoric world to life. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as they enter the world and experience, as never before, real Flying Monsters. Call for days and times. Create a Superhero at MOSI Workshop Cost: $25 per person; $20 per MOSI Member In this workshop, join other Idea Zone! inventors in the fun and ferocious fantasy of make-believe and make-it-yourself. Then, model awesome costumes and share missions to save the universe. Registration is required. Science Works Theater at MOSI Presents Deafness and Hearing: A USF Reel-To-Real Event Cost: $10 per person; FREE for USF students with valid USF I.D. In Children of a Lesser God, a teacher (played by William Hurt) devel ops a relationship with a student (played by Marlee Matlin) at a school for the deaf. The 1986 R-rated film raises issues about deafness, deaf and hearing cultures, and sign language. These issues will be tackled in a discussion by a panel of experts on deafness and hearing after the movie. Registration is available by calling (813) 987-6000. at 3808 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in east Tampa. Reserved tables are available with a ten ticket purchase. Krewes may purchase a block of wristbands by sending a check to: Krash Party c/0 Krewes Kares, P.O. Box 975, Seffner, FL 33583-975. This party is always a sell-out event, so purchase your wristbands early. Only a small number of wristbands will be sold at the door. Krewes Kare, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization founded in 2005 to provide disaster relief assistance to first responders to affected areas inaccessible to the largest relief agencies. Krewes Kare is in partnership with Angel Flight Southeast and volunteers from the parade krewes in the Tampa Bay area. For more infor mation, contact Yvonne Painton at (813) 244-5549 or Nancy Peterson at (813) 767-4112, or go to www. kreweskare.org.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 atten dants 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.

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6 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 STORE WID E THR U PRE SIDENTS D A Y S ECT IONA L S S O F A S C HAI R S S LEEP E R S R ECLINER S A CCESSO R IES DES I G NER R U G SIN BUSINESS YEARS!W e Have Y o ur Leather! 0% FREE FINANCING chNoInter esttil Mar 2013 ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 941-926-3500Just south of Clark Road Buy 1 Item at our Sale Price and Get 2nd Item 1/2 Off(second item of equal or lesser value) have enough of your personal information to send you an extra refund if you deserved it? Forget the email from the poor man in Nigeria who needs to email you $5 million. Forget the friend, relative or neighbor who visited England, got mugged and needs you to wire him whatever money you can so he can get back home. Todays scammers and frauders are much more sophisticated these days. Fortunately, Sun Towers Retire ment and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office have teamed up with local organizations to bring you a Senior Consumer Fraud Protection and Awareness Expo. Its being held in the Borini Theater in Kings Point, but it is open to anyone who lives in Sun City Center. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 28. The expo runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be representatives from the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Attorney Generals Office. You will hear from (and can ask questions of) representatives of the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Tampa Bay Bureau of Investigations and the Elder Consumer Protection Program. In addition, you can talk to AAA Auto Service, the Carr Law Group, Legal Shield, and the Area Agency on Aging.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessHere is a typical call to the Chamber. What can you tell me about McGillicuttys Driveway Cleaning Service? They came to my house this morning, said they were here on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and they would give me a special deal on pressure washing my driveway. They asked for $50 up front for supplies and would collect the other $50 when the job was done. Are they any good? Here is the answer. Not only is there no McGillicut tys Driveway Cleaning Service, but NO business will legitimately be calling you on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. If you give them the $50 for supplies, you will never see them or your money ever again. This is a very lucrative scam. If they can get 10 of our 12,900 dwellings to fall for it, they can make $500 in a day. Every week another scam emerges in the Sun City Center area, and it gets harder and harder to know what is legit and what isnt. Have you received an e-mail from the IRS telling you they reviewed your last years taxes and you were supposed to get a larger refund? All they need is your personal information and they will have the money wired to your account. The IRS NEVER uses email. And dont you think they already You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar On Tuesday, January 31, StrongLife Chiropractic and Natural Health, P.A., hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new facility located at 5618 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., Lithia. Local businesses came out to tour the new office and meet Dr. Justin Scott and his professional staff. Located in the heart of Fishhawk Ranch, StrongLife Chiropractic and Natural Health is dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives -combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic and natural health spectrum. Dr. Justin Scott, D.C. is committed to bringing you improved health and a better quality of life by teaching and practicing the true principles PHOTO BY HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHYof chiropractic and natural health. Patients seeking treatment are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of StrongLife open for business modern chiropractic equipment and technology. For more infor mation call 813-655-5433 or visit www.stronglifechiropractic.com .Ribbon cutting for Stronglife Chiropractic and Natural Healths Grand Opening.BUSINESS NEWS Over 60% of US goods are transported by truck, but few of us know what it is like to drive a truck for a living. In their just-published book, Two Million Miles: A Couple Goes Trucking, John and Virginia Logan give us a glimpse into the world of long-haul 18-wheeler driving.Logans describe the world of truckingWorking for companies based in West Michigan, and driving crosscountry trips as a team, this couple experienced the joys of seeing the spectacular variety of landscape this country has to offer, the frustrations of finding out-of-the-way destinations, the hazards of unpredictable weather, and the pride in completing their assignments on time, with accident-free driving. The Logans are retired now, wintering in Ruskin and spending their summers in Michigan. Check out their book on: www.amazon.com

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 7 AAA Travel and Tauck invite you to learn about Taucks many land options to discover the world. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:00amSun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Register online at www.AAA.com/SunCity or call 813.633.4880andTuesday, February 21, 2012 6:30pmFish Hawk Trails Community Center 17616 Old Oak Way Lithia, FL 33547 Register online at www.AAA.com/Brandon or call 813.681.5761Refreshments will be served at both presentations. 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.PixiePixie is a sweet little female who was brought to the shelter with three buddies. She has bounced back from her early misadventures to be a real little lover who loves to be held by volunteers and gets her motor going right away. She also has a wonderful orange hue to her fur. Visit C.A.R.E. soon and take Pixie along to her forever home. Pixie has been spayed, micro chipped, and brought up-to-date on her shots. DOB: September 2, 2005. HaleyHaley is an adorable Chihuahua puppy. She and her dad were relinquished to the shelter due to no fault of their own. Haley is super sweet and affectionate. She is a little shy at first but seems to go to anyone who is kind to her. She doesnt think she is a dog but rather an accessory to her humans. Since arriving at the shelter, Haley has been meeting other dogs and playing in the yard. She has a lot to learn about this big world. It is hard not to fall in love with this little girl, though. As part of her adoption, Haley will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: Sept. 2 2011 Moonglow plans valentine theme danceDarlene Meadows will provide the dance music for Moonglow dance club from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. It will be a valentine theme. So put on your dancing shoes and join them. Singles are welcome. BYOB and snacks. Members are free; guests are $5 at the door. The club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins. Dressy and dressy casual attire is requested. Hope to see you there. For more information, call Claire at (813) 642-0171. The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will feature the MOWW National Commander, CAPT Russell R. Vowinkel at 11:30 a.m. at its Feb. 17 luncheon, at the SCC Plaza Club. Capt Vowinkel was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy in 1962 after completing Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. Captain Vowinkel served on active duty from 1962-1967 and served in the Viet Nam War Theater of Operations as a Naval Flight Officer during a portion of this time. He completed 24 years in the Active Naval Reserve, dur ing which time he successfully Play Mah JonggThere will be a Mah Jongg Tour nament presented by the ladies of Chai Chapter of Hadassah on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Play starts at 10 a.m., with sign in and breakfast from 8:30 a.m.. The tournament will be held and sponsored by prestigious Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center in South Hillsborough County. The cost is $36 including Tournament play, breakfast, snacks and lunch. Prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will also be available. You must register in advance to play; seating is limited. For more infor mation call Carol at 829-7227.MOWW National Commander to address local Chapterserved three command tours. In MOWW, Captain Vowinkel served as Chapter commander, Department Commander, Treasurer and Vice Commander of Region XIV in San Diego, Cali fornia. He was elected General Staff Officer and National Infor mation and Publicity Chair. At the 2008 National Convention, he was elected Vice Commander-in-Chief (VCINC) of the Order and in July 2011 assumed his current position as MOWW National Commander. Capt. Vowinkel will provide information pertaining to the state of affairs of MOWW from a national perspective. For more information call 6336513.Email correctionThe correct email address for Task Force on Human Trafficking member and Kings Point resident June Wallace is JuneMWallace@gmail.com The 18th Annual Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, March 17 at Bloomingdale Golfers Club. Enjoy this special St. Patricks Day celebration with an 8 a.m. shotgun start! Included with your admission (team and individuals) is the opportunity to attend a Golf Clinic with the pros from the John E. S. Cochrane Golf Schools at 7 a.m. Become a Hole Sponsor like Century 21 Beggins-Joe Eletto and A+ Hearing Center, Inc. and Greater Riverview Chamber hosts golf tournamentpromote your business on the golf course. You may have a table with your brochures, business cards, and/or product samples located near one of 18 holes all for $150. Have your business represented on the Green like Pivotal Business Services and Blu Marc Printing with a Green Sponsor Sign for $75. For more information call Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (813) 234-5944 or email info@RiverviewChamber.com.

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My vacation was spent in a place thousands of people travel to for their vacations: right here in Ruskin, Florida. Did anyone else notice that it seems as though the place filled up starting last weekend? Traffic was heavier and lines were longer everywhere from the grocery stores to the Fish House to the Dog House on Shell Point Road. I dedicated most of my vacation time to refinishing the woodwork on my boat. I hate painting, and Im lousy at it. I wouldnt go so far as to say that Im a painting failure, but my impatience certainly stands in the way of what I would consider success. Painting is timeconsuming, and I want nothing more than rush right to the end something unfortunately not possible with such a pursuit. The good thing about painting, however, is the copious amount of time available to think; a necessity, it turned out, to keep my brain from imploding as I continuously looked ahead with dread to see how much work I still had left to do. Somewhere along the aft end of the teak cap rail, as my brush applied a second coat of finish, I tried to think of something, anything that resembled an achievement that I could point to in my life. The mental list initially came up woefully short. A few moments and brush strokes later, I realized that the perhaps greatest thing I have ever accomplished ended as a failure. On the surface, thats a little discouraging, but as a failure it was sort of a mixed bag. A few years ago, I started a weekly newspaper in a very small town in Iowa. I was a stranger in a place that few people had ever heard of, let alone would move to. I spent two months preparing and laying the groundwork and then produced my first edition. It was cheaper and faster to mail the newspaper rather than have it delivered to driveways, so I mailed a free copy to the entire town (and a bunch of even smaller towns in the surrounding area). I worked as hard as I could to cover the surprisingly many things that went on in that town, from city council meetings to the nearly endless school sporting events. Each and every week I did what I could to make the people in that town the stars of my new production. Within a month or so, nearly 100 percent of the households in town had subscribed to the paper and people graciously treated me as though I had spent my entire life there. Businesses started to advertise, including more than a few that had no real need to advertise. Three local, excellent writers signed on to write columns at no cost, and I hired a reporter to cover county meetings and help with the growing information load. By almost all accounts, things were going great. But there was a price to pay. Each week on the day I went to press, I would work 30 or more hours straight without the chance to sleep. During football season, I added another overnight to my schedule in getting photo galleries and videos out to the newspaper website. Things looked great on the surface; but the town just wasnt big enough to support what the paper was becoming and I couldnt afford to hire the additional people it needed. I was publisher, editor, reporter, layout artist, and janitor; and I was wearing out. After ten months, I was getting sick every The successful failure The freshly refinished woodwork on the boat isnt perfect but its better. Im going to declare it a success.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOfew weeks until I ended up with pneumonia but my job offered no sick leave. My doctor said she would be surprised if I would live for another three months unless I changed my ways. A week or so after that I found myself looking at a sailboat in the Florida Keys (if I was going to die anyway, I was determined to die with a sailboat). A weekend or two later, I was on Cape Cod handing over the cash for my dream boat a very neglected 32-footer in which I saw the potential to sail to my dreams. Someday. Two months later, after a year in print, I admitted that I did not have the ability to keep things going and so shut down the newspaper. It was successful, but there is no way around the fact that it was also a successful failure. That it ceased production is a pretty strong indicator of that. All of my life Ive had visions of what I would do someday. I always assumed I would have time to achieve the success I had envisioned. But now, Im nearly 50 years old, and I realize that See OBSERVATIONS, page 12By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $38................before noon$30...................after noon$20...................after 3 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. 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Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Dear Savvy Senior, Im worried about my fathers driving. At age 84, his driving skills have diminished significantly, but I know hes bound and determined to keep going as long as hes alive. What tips can you recommend that can help me help my dad stop driving? Nervous Daughter Dear Nervous, For many families, telling an elderly parent its time to give up the car keys is a very sensitive and difficult topic. While theres no one simple way to handle this issue, here are a number of tips and By Jim Miller How to Help Elderly Drivers Limit or Stop Driving THE SAVVY SENIORresources you can try to help ease your dad away from driving. Take a Ride To get a clear picture of your dads driving abilities, the first thing you need to do is take a ride with him watching for problem areas. For example: Does he drive too slow or too fast? Does he tailgate or drift between lanes? Does he have difficulty seeing, backing up or changing lanes? Does he react slowly? Does he get distracted or confused easily? Also, has your dad had any fender benders or tickets lately, or have you noticed any dents or scrapes on his vehicle? These, too, are red flags. Start Talking After your assessment, you need to have a talk with your dad about your concerns, but dont sound alarmed. If you begin with a dramatic outburst like Dad, youre going to kill someone! youre likely to trigger resistance. Start by gently expressing that youre worried about his safety. For tips on how to talk to your dad about this touchy topic, the Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab offers some guides titled Family Conversations with Older Drivers and Family Conversations about Alzheimers Disease, Dementia & Driving that can help, along with a online seminar called We Need to Talk that was produced by AARP. To access these free resources, visit safedrivingforalifetime.com. Like many elderly seniors, your dad may not even realize his driving skills have slipped. If this is the case, consider signing him up for an older driver refresher course through AARP (aarp.org/drive, 888-227-7669), your local AAA or a driving school. By becoming aware of his driving limitations, your dad may be able to make some simple adjustments like driving only in daylight or on familiar routes that can help keep him safe and driving longer. Or, he may decide to hang up the keys on his own. Refuses To Quit If, however, you believe your dad has reached the point that he can no longer drive safely, but he refuses to quit, you have several options. One possible solution is to suggest a visit to his doctor who can give him a medical evaluation, and if warranted, prescribe that he stops driving. Older people will often listen to their doctor before they will listen to their own family. If that doesnt do it, ask him to get a comprehensive driving evaluation done by a driver rehabilitation specialist this can cost several hundred dollars. A driving evaluation will test your dads cognition, vision and motor skills, as well as his on-road driving abilities. To locate a specialist in your area, contact the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (driver-ed.org, 866-672-9466) or the American Occupational Ther apy Association (aota.org/olderdriver). If he still refuses to move to the passenger seat, call your local Department of Motor Vehicles to see if they can help. Or, call in an attorney to discuss with your dad the potential financial and legal consequences of a crash or injury. If all else fails, you may just have to take away his keys. Arrange Transportation Once your dad stops driving hes going to need other ways to get around, so help him create a list of names and phone numbers of family, friends and local transportation services that he can call on. To locate community transportation ser vices call the Area Agency on Aging. Call 800-677-1116 for contact information. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also areneeded to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. 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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. BRANDON PEST CONTROL Phone: (813) 685-7711 Fax: (813) 685-3607 10 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTION ASK ABOUT TERMIDOR Celebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? With cold air approaching us from the north, anglers stayed at home or went to the Florida State Fair, this past weekend. As I stopped in Gibsonton to view the parking lot at Williams Park, it was a great change from the last week when there was not room for another boat trailer. This week I saw only two trailers -two brave anglers were determined to fish, cold or not I did not wait for them to return to shore, but I’m sure they caught some fish. With all of our summer-like weather in the winter we have had a fishing blitz of many fish; some that migrate only in the spring have been in our bay waters. For the two cold days we have had, they didn’t leave, but found a hole to hide in or are laying low in the mangrove roots. Redfish are on the move and one can easily make a legal catch every day, no less than 18 or more than 27 inches with one per person per day. Redfish are often called red drum, seabass, saltwater bass, red horse and channel bass. Average weight is 8 pounds. It always has a spot about the size of a half dollar REDFISH FISH TALES Redfish are on the move at the base of its tail. Some have been known to have numerous spots. Food value is excellent up to ten pounds, but those of 20 pounds or more, are not considered as excellent food value. Largest caught on record that I could find was an eighty-three pounder. Don’t stop fishing because the tide is going out and the water is low, because your larger fish will be entering the shallows and grassy flats. This is the time to make your great catch of the day. These large fish are on the prowl and are hungry. The flats are full of small size bait fish, and these larger fish will take a chance of entering the shallows to eat. While fishing the shallows, silence is a must. Turn off your motor as fish are skittish, and will start moving out of the grassy flats. I suggest you find a pole about 16 to 18 feet long, and make a rack of hooks to put on the inside of your boat. Each time you go into the flats, use your pole. You will catch fish every time. Pole the boat silently, be observant, you have a real technique to learn on how to pole a boat. Always pole on the downwind, down-tide of the boat. Once you have mastered this, you will find that some of your better catches will be in the flats on low tide. For those who like a rod-bending action, try fishing for the cobia. =`j_\027KXc\\000j By Jonie Maschek Now catching this fish isn’t for a couch potato. Many who have large boats and travel miles out in the deep, report that they have seen massive cobia playing around. They are foxy and play hard to catch. Cobia is found all over the world. They will take any kind of bait. Even the largest are good to eat if you cut out the dark meat. Legal is 33 inches -at least one per harvest or 6 per vessel per day, whichever is less. Warmer weather has our bait fish arriving early. Look around the grassy flats, and you will see that many are there. If you have a No. 4 hook in your tackle box, put it on with a ten-pound test line, and fish for mangrove snapper. Tempt them with a live shrimp, a lure or dead bait. Somewhere along the way in my last twenty-some years writing this column I came upon this fisherman’s prayer: Lord, please let us be afishin’ Our last day on earth. And when we make that final cast, you’re bound to see our worth, Just ease us in your landing net, One from which we will never leap, And Lord, We pray you’re gonna find That we are good enough to keep. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. Exhibit Train tours the country Can you hear the sound of a whistle? That’s the free Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to Tampa Union Station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. Amtrak is 40 years old and to commemorate the occasion, the Exhibit Train is touring the country. This special train is a unique traveling display showcasing memorabilia from the national passenger railroad’s 40 year history, like vintage advertising, past menus, dinnerware, and period uniforms. The Exhibit Train event will also include a train-themed kids’ activity area, Chuggington Depot, based on the popular television series on Disney Junior. For more information, visit Amtrak40th.com. Boy Scouts offered opportunity The Florida Academy of Per forming Arts is launching a new program to help The Boy Scouts of America. Several times throughout the year, the academy will be conducting workshops for cub scouts in the area to earn badges involving music and theatre. The first 2-hour workshop will be in March at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. This will help the webelos earn their showman activity badge by par ticipating in activities like making puppets and putting on a puppet show, learning about music termi nology and listening to different types of music, and learning about and putting on a play. For informa tion, they can go to faopa.org or musicshowcaseonline.com for information and registration. Jerry Brockmeier featured speaker at MOAA luncheon. Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, USAF, Ret was the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon,He served 20 plus years in the USAF retiring at Langley AFB, VA in 1986. Jerry provided the members with valuable information on the currently available investment strategies, stressing in particular the importance of establishing trusts. Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, Lt Col Paul Wheat, President of MOAA. A Fundraiser has been arranged for Linda Cardamone owner of the 3-Legged Poodle to help with medical bills from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the SCC Chamber of Commerce. There will be raffle tickets, food and beverages for sale prize donations from: Bogg’s Jewelry, Bark Busters, Canoe Outpost and more. For donation pick up call: 813507-0509 or 299-1844. There is also a trust in place at Cadence Bank for gifting. It is titled: “In Trust for Medical Expenses for Linda Cardamone” Contact Fran at Cadence Bank 813-633-6700. Local pet advocate needs help

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Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable Get What You See Advertised! $799SPARO 2 OTEPremium Digital Processor Fits Any Loss HEARING LOSS? Hearing Aids Available for any Budget time is running out. I am now aware that I will never contribute to science, I wont be a rock star, and I will never become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I am what I am and, perhaps, this will be the best I can do. As the newly brushed finish glistened in the sunshine on to the boats woodwork, I realized that Im OK with that. Ive worked for some incredible companies. Ive encountered amazing people and have made lifelong friends friends who have made me a better person. I have a wonderful, loving family and Im married to a woman who loves and supports me. I have I job I like, working for and with people I like very much. Also, I managed to sail that dream boat, scotchedtaped together as it was, down from Cape Cod without killing myself or anyone else. Maybe someday it will sail Michelle and me off to new dreams. And Im still proud of that little defunct weekly newspaper. To me, it feels like a success despite the fact that it was technically a failure. It provided new experiences and opportunities so varied; it led me to a boat on Cape Cod of all places and to walking the hallowed halls Observations of the House of Representatives. Most importantly, it lead me back to my home in Florida. Im now old enough and mature enough to know that all of that adds up to a success that I couldnt possibly have imagined when I was younger. Perhaps not a success as defined by the world today where thousands of dollars have been eclipsed by millions of dollars which have been eclipsed by billions, but certainly more than enough to realize that Im a lucky man. And Im very grateful for it. Ive met a lot of happy people in this little corner of paradise. Im thinking the happiness they exude comes from the same awareness that the definition of success is relative and it applies to each of us in our own ways. I like to think Im finally following their lead. The woodwork isnt perfect, but it looks a lot better than it did before my vacation. On this beautiful day in February, Im sitting in the cockpit, watching tourists at Little Harbor enjoy their own vacations while I enjoy the Florida sunshine as it gleams in the newly finished teak surrounding me. I think Ill declare it, too, a success. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSouth Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday: Jam Session, 3 to 5 p.m., no charge for 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. Monday, Feb. 20: Blue Plate Special, $7, 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.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. 18 Red Solo Cup Party Pot Luck Dinner at 4 p.m. Entertainment: Double Barrel Band at 6 p.m. Beer Pong at Tiki Bar! Feb. 25 BBQ at the Tiki Bar at 3 p.m. Nascar Weekend Camping Camp Fri. 1/24 Sun. 2/26 March 3 Del & Gary Show Always a Crowd Pleaser!

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 13 Vesta is proud to present2012Wed., March 710 a.m. 2 p.m.Kings Point Clubhouse FRONT LAWN1900 Clubhouse Drive, SCC Free to attend for all Sun City Center residentsBRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR and have a great time at this annual, fun-filled event!featuring:FRESH MARKET Food Vendors Available In case of rain, the event will be held in the Borini Theatre Beer Garden KP Resident & Organization booths Many other exhibitors including community businesses and groups. Love My Pooch Dog Show Entertainment All Day! RCMA is the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. It provides services including child care, tutoring, and many types of classes as well as filling basic needs including food, clothing and locating shelter. This story will deal specifically with donations, while Part Two in this 2-part series will highlight various things on a wide spectrum that the grants have provided. For now, lets simply say cultural events, the arts, schools, libraries, clubs and organizations designated tax-exempt, and even some animal shelters have received funds earmarked for both restricted and unrestricted needs. The Foundation also provides matching grants and top off grants to organizations that do their own fundraising but dont quite make their goal. Recently this was the case at Apollo Beach Elementary School when they had fundraisers and PTA events but couldnt make their goal for computer technol ogy improvements, Lunsford said. So the Foundation gave the school a top off grant that helped it provide projectors and other devices to upgrade the schools room. Some grants are unrestricted, giving the Committee complete control over who gets them. Robert Mohr, also a member of the 12-member Council of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, pointed out that it isnt millionaires that provide most of the grants. Marshall agreed, saying the same thing is true in the Tampa Foundation Our median grant is $68,000 but well take any amount, Mohr said. Ten thousand is the mini mum grant amount to have a fund named after you, Mohr said. And the smallest grant awarded is $250. Aside from that, and the restrict ed and unrestricted regulations, there are few set rules. Because only the interest of the money donated is spent and never the principle, every grant enables more to be given and the fund only grows, Mohr explained. The South Shore grants have more flexibility than Tampa however, because more live donors are in Tampa while the Sun City Center-based organization has benefited from many wills, trusts and annuities. Wills and trusts are a way people can leave legacies in a fieldlike the arts or educationthey have always wanted to help but couldnt during their life time, Mohr said. Annuities, however, can provide income while a person is alive and then be designated for a cause after a person dies. Even giving a little can mean a lot, said Marshall. When several people give a little, it leverages the community impact. Nonprofit organizations bring their donors to the Foundation, Lunsford added. They know they can get more help for their causes that way. Although the intent is to help only residents of South County and organizations that help resi dents who live south of the Alafia River, if a donor specifies he or she wants to leave something to an out-of-state college or possibly and organization that helped them as a youth, that is also possible. Grant money may be divided between several organizations as well, Mohr said. According to McLain, three things that are important are that the Foundation honors the donors PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOEvelyn Lunsford, left, discusses upcoming grants and procedures with officials of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Beverley McClain and Interim Foundation Director, Gene Marshall, seated at right. Although the Foundation has Sun City Center in its name, members want people to know it helps organizations all over South County.Community Foundation intent; the Foundation Council stays aware of community needs and that the gifts are perpetual (since only the interest is used.) People need to know their fund will continue to help people on and on after they are no longer with us. To find out more about the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center call (813) 633-6677; send grant applications to P.O. Box 5914 Sun City Center, FL 33571; or visit www.cftam pabay.org. Next week: A close-up look at how varied the grants can be February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Perform a few random acts of kindness...almost any kind deed will do, as many times as you can on this day....and every day!

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14 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WELLBORN AMERICAS FINEST CABINETS UP TO 60% OFF SALE 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST! NOW WE BEAT ALL SUPERSTORES ON PRICE & SERVICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE IN UNDER 3 WEEKS 1510 South MacDill Ave.14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.1920 W. Brandon Blvd. ( across from Chilis ) intertwined with poetic images of the unique landscape, he added. In order to give viewers an insight into the dynamic and complex atmosphere of the South County, the film is to investigate the lives of its diverse and eclectic inhabitants, Parker explained. The process intended to reach that end result began with an exercise in identifying key aspects of the region with single-word definitions. From the dozens upon dozens of words contributed by area residents during two community meetings to characterize the area from their perspectives, five emerged as the most frequently mentioned, Parker said. These five identifiers tomato, drive-in, community, migrant and history are the first five themes to be pursued as the video documentary begins to take shape, he added. Therefore, anyone in the area comfortable in front of the camera and able to talk freely about the South Countys role in tomato farming, packing, marketing, about the areas connection to its surviving drive-in theater and its former drive-in eateries, about the sense of community that knits together the areas many small, different communities created by occupational, cultural or locational interests, about the arrival and integration of migrants attracted to the area or about the South Countys rich historical record from the native Indians and first Spanish conquistadors through its farming and ranching colonists to its emergence as contemporary suburbia could become the documentarys first story tellers, the ArtReach director indicated. Cheathams style, Parker noted, is to ask on camera a question or two of the interviewee related to his or her area of knowledge and then figuratively step back, letting the speaker carry the discourse to a logical conclusion. Cheatham also sometimes incorporates techniques pioneered by academy award-winning film maker Errol Morris, Parker said. Morris is a well known and widely recognized feature documentary film maker and director whose work often is not confined by conventional standards. Background shots of sites and settings indicative of the South County landscape currently are being collected, Parker noted. No specific date for wrapping up the local documentary has been set, he added, because to some extent the length and direction of the film will be driven by its content. The film project is being organized by the ArtReach Community Arts Program under sponsorship by the SouthShore Arts Council and the USF School of Art and Art History. Anyone interested in participating can contact Parker via email at Ruskincommunityart@gmail. com. Parker described the documentary as a unique opportunity for South County citizens able to tell a good story past, present or future. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MELODY JAMESON PHOTOAs a local documentary film is taking shape becoming the second ArtReach Community Arts project this first project is attracting attention from southbound drivers on U.S. 41. The colorful BLT mural is painted on the north side of the building that formerly housed a barbershop in downtown Ruskin, just south of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. The forthcoming film is expected to feature South County citizens with stories to tell. Documentary Its not too late to sign up for family fun at the 2nd Annual Hook N Sink Golf and Fishing Tournament Grand Slam Weekend to benefit the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the local non-profit which provides emergency shelter and transi tional housing for abused and home less women and their children. Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, are full of activities for the whole family, so choose your sport and get signed up now. The weekend begins with a captains meeting and pretournament party Friday night, Feb. 24, complete with food, mu sic and drinks for those registered in the fishing tournament. The meeting will be held at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, and will unveil the tournament rules. Saturday morning, Feb. 25, the catch and release fishing tourna ment launches at 7:30 a.m. First place adult winner will receive $1,000 cash; second place $750; and third place $250. Winners will be determined by a point system for different varieties of fish, not their size or weight. Registration is $50 per adult and $25 for chil -Fishing, golf tournaments mean family fundren 12 and under which includes a continental breakfast, goodie bag and awards banquet. Virtually every fish in Tampa Bay is included in the points list, even those traditionally considered trash fish. Participants must provide their own digital camera for the scoring. This new points system makes it easy for anyone to win, not just sea soned anglers. On Sunday, Feb. 26, the second leg of the grand slam weekend will tee off at Club Renaissance at 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $65 per person (or $260 per foursome) registration includes green fees, golf cart, heavy hors doeuvres, prizes and awards banquet. The tournament will be a 4-man best ball scramble. All participants will reconvene at Little Harbor for the awards ceremony and banquet Sunday after the golf tournament. The Grand Slam Weekend is sponsored by The Resort and Club at Little Harbor and Ana Banana Fishing Company. For more information and to register, visit the website at www. HookNSink.org. CHARITY GOLF & FISHING TOURNAMENT

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Rebate offers may not be combined. All rebates will be issued in U.S. dollars, in the form of an Ameri can E x p ress Prep aid Rew ard Card 2 011 Hunter D ougl as. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas, Inc. Camp Bayou fishing cabin gets spring sprucingThank you to the staff from Walden Lake Car Wash and Service Center of Plant City, who volunteered to paint the Camp Bayou Fishing Cabin. This brings the restoration on the second cabin a bit closer to completion. This was accomplished, after learning that someone had stolen the three ladders that had been at the cabins, thanks to Joe Cook of Ruskin who loaned his own ladders for the days work. Pictured (LR): Frank Cummings, Will Rainbolt, Maurice Lamar, Joe Stillitano and Josh Rainbolt.Community planners may pioneer a new approach locallyBy MELODY JAMESON Considering application of a still novel approach, citizen commu nity planners in the Little Manatee River area may chart new ground as they move into a second phase aimed at creating guidelines for future development south of Ruskin. If they apply the concepts of SmartCode as part of their commu nity planning, Phase II, the group that hashed out various aspects of their Little Manatee South plan to reach agreement by consensus just two years ago will generate this time a situation unique among the eight South County communi ties which have completed plans designed to guide development of their areas in future decades. About 25 Sun City and Sundance area residents along with representatives of owners holding substantial acreages for future development sat down last week with Pedro Parra, a professional planner on The Planning Commission staff, to discuss pros and cons of SmartCode, one of the latest innovations in the world of plan making, as they embark on a continua tion of their planning process. Of the eight South County plans completed and added to Hillsbor oughs Comprehensive Plan over the last 10 years, two communities Riverview and Ruskin have continued the process to produce, in addition, downtown business district concepts that ultimately became part also of the countys land use code. In so doing, the two communities further defined key geographic locations in their plans and enhanced applicable rezoning restrictions. The Little Manatee South planners now are moving in a similar direction, but with a few twists. A nine-member implementation group composed of mixed Little Manatee South local homeowners and large acreage holders has asked The Planning Commission professionals for help in getting a follow-up process in place that would include use of SmartCode. Unlike the additional phases in the Ruskin and Riverview planning, the second LMS phase would involve engagement of a consultant expert in such finely-tuned planning at an estimated cost of $180,000. Like the Ruskin and Riverview outcomes, the complet ed LMS, Phase II, would be aimed at inclusion in the land develop ment code. SmartCode, originally fashioned by the firm of Andres Duany, an internationally renowned but forcefully aggressive and sometimes disputed community planning professional, is defined as a unified land development template for planning and urban design. Duany, known for designing many award-winning communities, including Seaside, Florida, was engaged as a Hillsborough County consultant several years ago to assist with producing the Apollo Beach community plan which was done by the charette method in a matter of weeks. Some AB residents still complain today that their plan is defective. The SmartCode approach folds zoning, subdivision regulations, urban design and basic architec tural standards into a single compact document. It is a form-based code rather than a use-based code, emphasizing more the control of form, with lesser emphasis on controlling land uses. Urban form features regulated under SmartCode include lot widths, block sizes, building setbacks, building heights, location of parking, place ment of buildings on lots, and the like. While conventional zoning cat egories are based on different land uses, SmartCode zones are based on rural-urban characteristics and designed to create complete human habitats. A Duany principle has been that cities and towns should be composed of series of walkable neighborhoods. Some mixed uses are allowed in all SmartCode categories. SmartCode is designed to be calibrated by professional planners, architects and attorneys. Cities that have adopted SmartCode include Petaluma, Califor nia, for its downtown district in 2003, the City of Miami citywide in 2010, and Montgomery, Alabama, as a parallel option to its conventional zoning code during the same decade. Not all members among the LMS citizen planners have been completely supportive of the Phase II planning process prospect. Ralph Greenlee, a Sundance resident active in its HOA, raised several concerns last week. He questioned whether funds for the consultant could be raised in the present economic conditions and suggested that only consensus agreement would be the satisfactory standard imposed in the second phase of planning. Responses came from Will Redd, the implementation group chairman as well as representative for Deseret Farms, an agricultural arm of the Mormon Church which holds considerable acreage in the area, and from Parra. Redd told the group and Parra that he believes the estimated funding needed in the $180,000 neighborhood could be managed. And Parra said after the session that the funds would be forwarded to the county adminis tration which, in turn, would issue requests for proposals from a list of knowledgeable consultants, eventually engaging the consultant to work with the citizen planners through requested changes to the land use code stemming from the second phase of planning. As for applying consensus as a method for attaining agreement, Parra explained that the objec tive in Phase II planning would be ensuring consistency with the communitys plan as drafted, approved and adopted. Consensus was appropriate for reaching mutual acceptance among the citizens involved in initial planning, he noted, but could not be mandated as a standard when the different objective of ensuring consistency with what already has been agreed to is the desired result. The group is expected to reassemble for continued discussion in mid-March. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPEDRO PARRA

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16 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 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 CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 FEBRUARY EVENTS Low Vision Support Group Diane Lawrence, RN from Vital Care Home Health Care will facilitate. If you are facing the challenges of low vision or caring for a loved one facing this issue, this support group is a must! FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided. Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates. The needed resources are endless! Diabetes Support Group. Please join Rachelle Hatcher, LPN, Comprehensive Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. South Bay Hospital Presents: Shirley Allen, MS RD/RDLD, Registered Dietitian at South Bay Hospital will present Nutrients for Brain Health Cancer Support Group. Dr. Craig Amshell from Absolute Surgical Specialists and Dr. Randy Kahn from Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology along with Gregg Mazza from BrightStar Lifecare will be facilitating this group for you. Attend and learn about the most innovative technologies available to ght and prevent cancer. If you are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or know someone who might be facing this disease, be sure to attend this group that will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.Tues., Feb. 28 Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department and Sun Towers Retirement Community present: Senior Consumer Fraud Protection & Awareness Expo at Kings Point, Borini Theater. All SCC residents welcome! Learn how to protect yourself! Attorney General Pam Bondis of ce with Seniors vs Crime, AARP, AAA, Elder Affairs, Adult Protective Services, BrightStar Lifecare, Attorney Lee Carr II, Lieutenant John Womer from the Florida Dept of Financial Services. Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department and Sun Towers Retirement Community Learn how to protect yourself! Attorney General Pam Bondis of ce with Seniors vs Crime, AARP, AAA, Elder Affairs, Adult Protective Services, BrightStar Lifecare, Attorney Lee Benefit supports Paws for PatriotsRolling Thunder FL Chapter 11 presents $10,000 raised from the 2011 event. From left: Jim Linesberry, President; Fran Harrison, event coordinator; Titus Herman, Chief Executive Officer South eastern Guide Dogs; LtCol Kathy Champion and trusted companion Angel, event chairman.Rolling Thunders 2012 Paws For Patriots Benefit Ride and Rally brings riders from four direc tions north: Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey; south: Manatee River Harley-Davidson, Bradenton; east: Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park, Tampa; west: Jims Harley-Davidson, St. Petersburg to rally at Quaker Steak and Lube, Pinellas Park. Registration at the four starting points begins at 9:30 a.m. and kick stands up (KSU) at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Rally activities include an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. with introduction of honored guests, exhibits, classic car show, guide dog puppies, vendors, raffle prizes and 50/50. Music by Modern Mayhem with special guest appearance of international singer/ songwriter Theresa Sareo.Rolling Thunder is a National organization focused on educating the public about the POW/MIA issue. On a local level they support a variety of veterans charities. Their operating budget is minimal as they are an all-volunteer organization. Their total donations for 2011 amounted to more than $30,000 to the following charities: for families of severely injured patients at James Haley VA Hospital; Foundation providing scholarships and educational assistance to children of our fallen warriors; Veterans Stand-down; ational therapy for long-term VA hospital patients; and former POWs; veterans; honoring local severely injured servicemen or women; mas Party; Memorial Park; veterans interred at Bushnell and Bay Pines National Cemeteries; Jim Linesberry, President of Rolling Thunder FL Chapter 11 said, Our 2011 event raised $10,000 through the generosity and support of riders and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. This donation provided two visually impaired veterans with a 26-day on-campus training session. Our goal for 2012 is to match that and hopefully raise enough funds to sponsor a third veteran.February 20 is Cherry Pie Day. Cherry pie is Americas 2nd most popular pie, eclipsed only by apple pie. Staged auto accidents decreased by 62 percentCrackdown on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) fraud or staged auto accidents yields dramatic results in just the first six months in Hillsborough County, Florida. Today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Countys Consumer Protection Agency are releasing numbers spotlighting a 62 percent decrease in staged auto accidents and questionable insurance claims. This is the first report since passage of the Hillsborough County PIP Medical Providers Ordinance last September. The Ordinance regulates questionable clinics by requiring them to register with the County and maintain consistent business practices. The affects of the PIP Ordinance are undeniable. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, staged auto accidents have decreased from 2010 to 2011 in the County by 62 percent, much of this occurring since the passage of the Ordinance. The Hillsborough Consumer Protection Agency reports that nearly half of the disputed clinics have closed; 79 within one month of the Ordinances passage, while 32 more closed soon after. Another 22 percent have applied for exemptions or licenses. The NICB also reports a dramatic decrease in questionable insurance claims. In 2010, there was an average of forty questionable claims per month; in 2011, that number dropped to nearly zero. County Commissioner Kevin Beckner spearheaded efforts to pass the PIP Medical Providers Ordinance, pulling together experts from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, NICB, and the Fraud Alert Team, a national insur ance fraud advocacy group. These results speak volumes about the success of this Ordinance and the positive impact it is having on our community, Commissioner Beckner said. It is my hope that this will serve as a model for other counties and communi ties across the state to combat the financially devastating impact of PIP Insurance Fraud. The Hillsborough County PIP Medical Providers Ordinance is the first of its kind passed in the state of Florida to tackle the problem of PIP fraud. The problem of staged accidents has plagued Florida and the Tampa Bay area in particular. Hillsbor ough County had become ground zero for staged auto accidents in Florida, directly contributing to higher car insurance premiums for Hillsborough County drivers and causing significant public safety issues. The goal is lower car insurance rates for Hillsborough County residents. By cracking down on these corrupt individuals we can reduce insurance fraud and hopefully make Hillsborough County a more affordable place to live. Commissioner Beckner concluded. Square dancers honor their SweetheartsThe Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club will honor their sweethearts at a Sweetheart Mainstream/Plus Square Dance Friday, Feb. 17. Members will provide their favorite sweets and appropriate beverages will also be served. Special dances, along with the clubs regular Friday dances are held in the SCC Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. There will not be a dance on Friday, Feb. 24, and Friday, March 2. For more information call Geri at 633-9742 or Leah 633-3986.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 17Letter to the Editor before af terJohn V Dunne, MD, F A C S In Office Procedure 813.634.9260Insurance Accepted SUN CITY CENTER Sunhill Medical Arts Bldg. Why Go Anywhere Else?Let a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein SpecialistEliminate Your Ugly Veins! 50 QUALITY DEALERS GLASS/ CRYSTAL REPAIR, JEWELRY REPAIR & GOLD BUYER ON SITE Antique Appraisal Fair Sat. Feb. 18th 10am til 3pm47th Annual Service Club Manatee Convention & Civic Center, Palmetto, FloridaPreview Gala Friday, February 17Saturday, February 18Admission: Friday Preview Gala Advance: at the door Gala Tickets good for the entire weekend. Saturday or Sunday $6 at the door Ticket good for both days. William Duece Hulett Denise Looney ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! ATTENTION Contractors: 42 Round Table Set Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock Check out our selection of tools & supplies www.TampaCrossties.com 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Steps NEWwww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 02/25/12 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 Savings should help save HCIDear Editor: Once again the Florida Department of Corrections is taking steps to close the Hillsborough Correctional Institution, the only faith-based/character prison for females in the state. The projected savings in moving the women to other prisons overlook important considerations. Work squads have saved the county upwards of $300,000 and another squad has been requested. Also, cost analysis totally ignores the remarkable low recidi vism rate, the lowest in the state. Were more inmates to revert to crime in a different environment, the cost to society in dollars and human suffering, could easily outweigh any supposed benefits. Jessie Bush Sun City Center An Interfaith Council $2500 grant was used to purchase school logo t-shirts for Reddick Elementary students to help promote a sense of caring, identity, and school spir it. Reddick Principal J. Thomas Roth and teacher Lucy Sharpe told stories about the tremendous effect the shirts have had on the students, the teaching staff, and parents in promoting school pride in their community. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Reddick Elementary School (Wimauma) Principal, J. Thomas Roth (left) and English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Lucy Sharpe (right) thank members of the SCC Interfaith Council for a $2500 grant. Interfaith Council helps Reddick Elementary promote school prideNearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard working volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza (behind the Bon Worth Store) and is open Wednesdays and Satur days from 8 a.m. noon. Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open or they be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling 813-6429099. For more information www. interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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18 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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! AT HOME AUTO CARE Distributor Master Certied Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsVW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635 $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars.+ tax & S.S.We service and repair all makes and models including: Kiwanis Spaghetti DinnerThe Kiwanis Club of SouthShore will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser on Thursday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The $10 ticket price includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, roll, dessert and drink (BYOB) plus entertainment by the fantastic Dueling Pianos. Tickets are available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.noon, at the Atrium Kiosk. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis Youth Programs. For more information, call Helen Halm 633-9065. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYPowerPoint: Introduction, ClipArt and AutoShapes Thursday, Feb. 16 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professionallooking presentation. Adding text boxes, ClipArt and AutoShapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Registra tion in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Book Discussion: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Thursday, Feb. 16 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our par ents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, Feb. 21 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is avail able one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Newspaper Resources: Following the Lead Tuesday, Feb. 21 1 to 2 p.m. Learn how to sift through newspaper sources for those all important, but often overlooked, clues to your familys heritage with Genealogy Detective, Debra Fleming. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogy Society. eBooks and eReaders Tuesday, Feb. 21 6 to 7 p.m. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium Digital Cameras, MP3s and More! Wednesday, Feb. 22 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn to transfer media from CDs and digital cameras to your PC. Learn about creating MP3s and MP3 players. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at 10 a.m. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Feb. 22 1 to 3 p.m. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) will provide free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Feb. 22 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is requited to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more informa tion, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 22 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Join the whos who of Tampa Bays elite chefs and sign up to participate in the Child Abuse Councils 3rd Annual Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay event, to be held at the A La Carte Pavilion on March 26. Do you know a wonderful chef? The Child Abuse Council (CAC) is currently seeking applicants to participate in this one-of-a-kind annual event. Up to twenty five of Tampa Bays premier chefs will participate in this culinary adventure, competing side by side to take home the coveted Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay trophy. Many will try and only one will win are you the next Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay? This event gives chefs complete freedom to create a dining experi ence like no other. With no prior restraints or requirements, Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay encourages chefs to channel their inner creativity to design everything from menu to dcor. Each chef prepares tableside a five course meal with accompanying Are you Tampa Bays Top Chef?wines (or other libations) for a table of 12 or 15 people. Chefs also provide their own linens, china, centerpieces and more to create a world within the venue specific to each chefs unique vision. Participating chefs provide an auction item to help raise much needed funds for the Child Abuse Council. The chef that raises the most money for the CAC will be named Top Philanthropic Chef of the Year Tampa Bay and recognized the evening of the event. Returning this year as Master of Ceremonies is media personality Jack Harris from AM Tampa Bay. If you think your culinary skills are a cut-above the rest, visit the Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay website at www.topcheftampabay. org to learn more about the event, print a copy of the chef application and see an up-to-date list of par ticipating chefs and restaurants. Perspective chefs may also contact Development Director, Maria Lewis, at (813) 673-4646 x224 for any other questions or event infor mation. Since 1977, the Child Abuse Council has worked to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through prevention and family education programs. We envision a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence. For more informa tion on the CAC, please visit www. childabusecouncil.com. Childrens Festival to be held at USFLearning is WonderBull! is the theme of the University of South Florida College of Educations annual Childrens Festival, slated for Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages can interact with small, tame animals at the Busch Gardens Live booth and enjoy a variety of other fun-filled learning activities. The Childrens Festival is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the unreserved spaces surrounding the College of Education (Lot 1). The Childrens Festival at the USF College of Education was launched 33 years ago, in 1979, held annually through 1996 and attended by thousands of Tampa Bay area children and their families, who participated in approximately 100 learning activities sponsored by classes, clubs and organiza tions. The festival was revived in 2006.

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16 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 19 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights February 16-22Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, and learn some new tech niques with watercolor crayons. All abilities are welcome. Limit 20. For children in grades 1-5 is a special crime-fighting program. Use the clues, fingerprints, secret codes and CSI techniques to see if you can solve this Library mystery. 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. For grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screen plays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create an art project with our art instructor. Come for an afternoon of creativity and fun. Limit 20. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers with stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute pro gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. These afternoon art classes will explore painting, drawing or printing. Limit 20. Teens and adults will have an interesting art lesson creating a painting with acrylic paint. Join art educator Phyllis Alexandroff. All levels of abilities welcome. Limit 20. *Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Event funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.Scholarship funds available for Apollo Beach graduatesThe Scholarship Committee of the Apollo Beach Womans Club is accepting applications for college scholarships made possible through the clubs yearly fundraising. To be eligible, the graduating high school senior must live in Apollo Beach (zip code 33572). Recipients must attend a Florida accredited twoor a four-year college or university and meet the criteria set up by the committee. The application and the criteria will be available at East Bay and Lennard High Schools Career and College Guidance Counselors offices by mid-February. It is available now on the clubs website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com. Awards to each recipient will be $500 for a student attending a two-year Florida College and $1000 if attending a four-year Florida college/university. Current recipients may apply for a renewal $500 scholarship. The scholarship awards will be selected in April and presented to the recipient at the clubs May Membership Luncheon. The scholarship application must be completed and mailed to be received no later than Friday, March 16, to be considered. Contact infor mation is listed on the criteria sheet. For more information, email apollobeach5@gmail.com. The ABWC Scholarship Committee is chaired by Jeanette Doyle and her committee members are Judy Peck, ABWC Club President, Sharon Vasquez, 2d VP of Membership, Marcia Ward, Judy Motta, Sylvia Gordon and Beverly Fletchall.Scholarship applications availableThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will again award a $500 scholarship to a senior high school girl who has volunteered in the community. The scholarship application can be found at www.thebjwc. com. Print the application, supply a 500-word essay on your most rewarding volunteer experience, list your community service, college goals, and provide two letters of recommendation. Applications have to be postmarked on or before Sunday, April 1. If you have any questions, contact Donna at (813) 244-4758 or email donna.johnsongriffin@gmail. com.Buzbee-McGriff reunion plannedThe Buzbee-McGriff reunion will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St., Ruskin. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to come and share food, fun and fellowship. You are asked to bring your favorite covered dish along with recipes and memorabilia to share. The playground is available for the youngsters to play. The inside game room is not available. For more information or questions, call Tracey Buzbee at 6450354 or Terri Buzbee at 645-3896.55+ basketball league forming Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for adults 50+ years old to compete in a 5-on-5 Full Court Adult Basketball League at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. The games will be played from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from MarchMay. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 6. A $10 registration fee includes trophies for the winning team. For more information, call Joe Soletti, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at (813) 744-5871.

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20 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The depth of mans questioning is more important than his answers. Andr Malraux 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. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor Area Obituaries h Are you ready to listen?God is speaking in your own spiritual language a language you can hearCome to a FREE talk:God is Speaking Are We Listening? by Jill Grimes, practitioner of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of LectureshipFlorida Room, SCC CA Building N. Pebble Beach at Cherry Hills Drive(945-D North Course Lane) Sun City Center Harry E. HoopesHarry E. Hoopes, age 97, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2012. Born in Ventnor City, NJ to the late William Eldredge Hoopes and Mary Royal Hoopes, he moved to Pennsville, NJ in 1942 and resided there until 1996 before moving to Florida. He retired from DuPont Chambers Works, Deepwater, NJ, in 1975. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie Carr Hoopes in 1996, and brothers, Richard R. Hoopes and Thomas C. Hoopes. He is survived by a son, Richard C. Hoopes and wife Barbara of Pennsville, NJ, a daughter, Eileen M. Disbrow and husband Russell with whom he resided in Sun City Center. He is also survived by grandchildren, Christine Ayares (Mark), Theresa Neiling (Ron) of Pennsville, NJ; Robert Robinson (Marie) of Aldan, PA; Randall Robinson of Hamilton, NJ; and David Robinson (Heidi) of Pennsville, NJ and many great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by extended family, Stephanie (Richard) Atkinson of Cape Coral, FL and Tracey (Glenn) Gralley of Carneys Point, NJ and their children. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. 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.lifepathhospice.org (Sun City Center Hospice House) or the Sun City Center Library.Robert M. EkkerRobert M. Ekker, 89, passed away January 25, 2012 at his home in Inverness, Florida. Bob was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Gardenville, Florida. Bob served in WWII at Ledo, India where he worked on the railroad. He was the owner of Ekk-Will Tropical Fish Farm in Gibsonton, Florida. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rita, and survived by his son, Chuck (Joann), Elijay, Georgia, daughter, Donna Allmond, Sun City Center, Florida, and son, Ray, Floral City, Florida, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bob enjoyed fishing in the local lakes and continues to hold the 1984 worlds record for a 12 lb 9 oz bass caught on a fly rod in Lake Tsala Apopka. At his request no services will be held. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, FL 34667. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God reigns!Isaiah 52:7Unitarian Universalists announce upcoming eventsFeb. 16 The Unitarian Universalists of Sun City Center are pleased to be led down The Yellow Brick Road this week, by the Rev. Don Beaudreault. His poetic and prose writings have appeared in newspapers, journals, and books. Known as a jazz pianist, he has performed numerous concerts for charitable causes. Don is an openly gay par ent of two adult daughters. Don describes his theological perspective as mystical humanist and says of his concept of ministry: I serve a church. I do not work for it. Ministry for me is a calling, not a job. Feb. 23 Melody Jameson The League of Women Voters, what it is and what it has accomplished. A warm welcome awaits you and will temp your interest. Join them for coffee and conversation 7 p.m., in the Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information call 813-633-2349.Friendship Baptist to host movie nightFriendship Baptist Church is staying busy as usual. Saturday, February 11 they enjoyed their annual Valentines Dinner complete with a spaghetti dinner, a dessert buffet and games with prizes. Coming up at 5 p.m. on Satur day, Feb. 25 at 1511 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center Movie Night will be hosted by FBC and everyone is invited. The movie of the month is Wildfire. Refreshments will be served during the intermission.Trinity Baptist Church to host concertTrinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center will host the South Shore Concert Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The band, under the direction of Ken Easton, brings a breath of fresh air with a variety of music from Bach to Hoagy Carmichael. Admission is free, all are welcome and a love offering will be taken. For more information call 634-4228.Simmons Loop Baptist Church to host runSimmons Loop Baptist Church is sponsoring a 5k family fun run for missions, Whatever it Takes starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, FL Registration is $5 per participant and no more than $25 per family. Donations will be accepted to support Southern Baptist North Amer ican Missionaries. For more infor mation call run coordinator Wanda Carlton at 813-735-7529.Jerrell Pete JohnsonJerrell Pete Johnson, 77, of Ruskin passed away peacefully on January 24, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorene, several stepdaughters and grandchildren. He retired from Gardinier, was an avid hunter and a member of the NRA. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Clarence and Alena Skeet Johnson and his son, Jerrell Johnson. He was a kind man and will be sadly missed.Shirley Ann McCormick Peterson GingeryShirley Ann McCormick Peterson Gingery of Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center, FL, died Feb. 4 2012. Shirley was born March 16, 1921 in Fairmount, IN, and graduated from Fairmount High School and Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She married John William Peterson in 1956 in Ann Arbor, MI. He now lives in Salem OR. John and Shirley have two children Susan Arbor and William. Divorced in 1976, Shirley married Joseph William Gingery in 2003. She and Joe took a four-month cruise around the world and trips to Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia, a cruise down the Danube River to the Black Sea, and a cruise to Alaska to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of sister Phyllis and her husband Jack. Shirley worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Pasadena, CA; at the School of Social Work and other departments of the University of Michigan; for the Unitarian Church in Orlando, FL, and Florida State University and the State of Florida in Tallahassee, FL, before retiring to Sun City Center. At Freedom Plaza, she was a member of the Writers Group and the Artists League. Shirley was a member of the Friends Church in Fairmount, Richmond, and Pasadena and a Unitarian in Ann Arbor, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Sun City Center Shirley is predeceased by her parents Wyatt and Edna (nee McKelleb) McCormick, three sisters: Mary Marjorie, who died shortly after birth, Ruth Sappenfield, and Marjorie Shaffer, two sisters-in-law: Beverly (first wife of Paul) and Charris McCormick (wife of Edward), three brothers-in-law: Bud Little (Patricia), Bill Sappenfield (Ruth), and Donald Shaffer (Marjorie), and one step-son, Nelson Gingery. continued at top of page Shirley Ann McCormick Peterson Gingery continuedSurvivors include husband, Joseph William; three brothers: Edward, James (Lois), and Paul (Linda); two sisters: Patricia Little (Don Peck) and Phyllis Banther (Jack); and two other brothers-in-law: Robert (Betty) Gingery, and Richard (June) Gingery; two children: Susan Annette Arbor of Salem, OR, and William (Bill) Theodore Peterson (Barbara Hollonquest) of Marietta, GA, and two grandchildren: Zenaida Elena Peterson of Simmons College, Boston, MA, and Zephaniah William Johnson Peterson of Marietta, GA, five step-sons: Walter, of Seattle, WA; Joel, of Plymouth, MN; Robben (Sandy) of Rio Rancho, NM; Lars (Sherry Rasmussen), of Chicago, IL, and Andrew (Wei Liu), of Brookline, MA, and several nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza at 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 21 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 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. ............................. Sanctuary (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. U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass ..................................................................... Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday .................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday .................................................................. 12 noon Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession ......................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 RUMC sponsors chicken dinnerThe Ruskin United Methodist Church from 4 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 105 4th Ave. NW will be serving a chicken dinner. The dinner will feature mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, salad, dessert, and a drink for $6.Immersive Ash Wednesday service plannedThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will be celebrating their annual Ash Wednesday ser vice at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Creason Hall. This special ser vice that ushers in the Christian 40day season of Lent will celebrate the day with song, prayer and video as well as a time of hands on reflection. Entitled A Service of Creed, Confession and Cleansing, those assembled will first focus on the Apostles Creed in both English and Latin, move into a time of personal and corporate confession, and conclude with a cleansing ritual from which each parishioner will be given a glass stone to remind them of their Lenten journey ahead. The service is open to all and ashes will be imposed on those wishing to receive them at the end of the service. Special music will be provided by Amanda and Jeff Jordan, worship leaders at the church. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com.Sun City Chamber Players to perform Music of the MastersThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present the Sun City Chamber Players performing Music of the Masters at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 in the church sanctuary. The Sun City Chamber Players are proud to welcome world class violin soloist Michael Jorgensen from Cincinnati, Ohio to perform two concerts in Florida with the Sun City Chamber Players. As a member of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, he recently served as concertmaster for the 75th-anni versary national tour of Porgy and Bess. Tickets are just $5/person and can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert. For more information about this concert, call Shawn Snider at 941-323-9434 or visit the Sun City Chamber Players Webpage: www.suncitycham berplayers.com For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com.Suncoast Trio to give concert at Prince of PeaceThe Suncoast Trio will give a 90 minute concert at the Prince of Peace, beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18. The talented trio consists of Kathryn Master, flute, Christopher Schnell, cello and Joyce Valentine, piano. If you enjoy chamber music you will not want to miss this event. The concert is open to the public and a suggested donation of $10 can be made at the door. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information contact the parish office at 813-634-2328.Girls of Steppin Stone to performSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center will host an entertaining program presented by Girls From Steppin Stone Farm at 6 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 26. The program is free and the public is invited. Steppin Stone Farm is a Christian residential home for at-risk or troubled teenage girls that offers help for parents with problem teenage girls. The Farm is registered with the state of Florida and located on a beautiful 85 acre tract of land with the Alafia River cutting through the middle of the property. They participate as a full member of the Florida Association of Christian Child Car ing Agencies. Their program offers counseling within a Christian environment and includes activities such as year round academics, 4-H with plants and animals, homemaking projects, chorus, interpretive dance, and art projects. More information on Steppin Stone Farm is available on their website, steppinstonefarm. org. For more information call the church office at 813-634-1252.60 years seated L to R: Helen Schuster, Marilyn Bristol, Kitty Talcott and Blanche Jensen; standing L to R:Don Schuster, Charles Bristol, Charles Talcott, and Jerry Jensen. 63 and 64 years seated L to R: Joyce Roeding, Carolyn Schultes, Rosabelle Timm and Muriel Rackliff; standing L to R: Howard Roeding, Louis Schultes, Richard Timm and Roger RackliffWedding Anniversary SundayAnniversary Sunday is a very special day at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Forty two couples celebrating their 50th, 60th, or 60 plus wedding anniversaries this year were recognized and honored during the service. The women were adorn with corsages and the men boutonnires and group pictures were taken. Following the service, delicious wedding cupcakes were served, and the congregation congratulated and visited with the couples. The Deacons visited the couples unable to attend surprising them with cupcakes and flowers. A joyous day!

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22 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 $695 $200 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! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy 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 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Missing?We offer technologically advanced lens implants for cataract surgery patients, including Crystalens, ReSTOR and Toric which can improve vision near, far and in between!Call 813-633-3065 for a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Davis to nd out which lens implant is right for YOU!Ask us how Lifestyle Lens Implants are helping many people enjoy clearer vision.Dont let cataracts hinder your lifestyle.Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist, Lasik and Cataract SurgeonYourEyeDoctors.com What are youMissing? Tips for avoiding cruise scamsAs the winter months set in, nothing sounds better than relaxing under a tropical sun. Winter and spring are prime cruising months, but Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to read all of the fine print before signing up for a special cruise deal. In 2011, BBB received more than 1,300 complaints nationally against cruises. While many cruise deals are legitimate, there are always those sneaky few that end up sucking thousands of dollars from victims. BBB is urging consumers to be cautious of unsolicited mail with offers of free or discounted cruises. Many times, the scheme begins with numerous e-mails, postcards, and other mailings trying to get you to call in order to claim your free cruise, said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. Gather as much informa tion as you can about the business, and ask a lot of questions before signing on the dotted line. BBB and CruiseCritic.com recommend the following tips to consumers who are looking to book a cruise getaway: Dont be a victim. Oftentimes, vacation scammers will use highpressure sales tactics and make you feel coerced to buy the limit ed-time deal on the spot. A reputable business or travel agent will provide any information that you request, and give you time to decide before booking a vacation. Always check the business first. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Before giving a business any personal information, check out their BBB Business Review at www.bbb.org/search. Consumers can also contact the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for information on finding a reputable travel agent. Pay with a credit card. For your best protection against a dishonest seller of travel, always pay for your cruise fare -both the initial deposit and the final payment -with a major credit card such as Mastercard, Visa or American Express. If problems arise, you may be able to dispute the charges with your credit card company. Impor tant note: This protection may not apply to those using debit or check cards; its important to confirm policies with your issuing bank before you charge. Ensure your money is in the right hands. After youve made a payment, review your credit card or bank statement and make sure that any applicable charges originate directly with the cruise line, not with the travel agency. That way, youll know that the cruise line has definitely received your money. If you must pay by check or money order, it should be made payable to the cruise line -not to the agency or to an individual. Get proper confirmation of your booking. Insist on getting the actual cruise lines confirmation numbers, not just a confirmation number from your agency. Not only will you then know that your information and money is in the right hands, but youll also be able to pre-reserve shore excursions, restaurant reservations and spa appointments (where available) on the cruise lines website. Dont be afraid to ask lots of questions. Before signing on the dotted line make sure all of the details have been clearly outlined and the pricing has been thor oughly explained. Double check whether there are hidden cancel lation fees, port charges, or insur ance processing fees that havent been covered. Consider investing in travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide protection in the event of an accident, an illness, lost luggage, or a canceled or interrupted trip, among other things. Follow the same steps outlined here when buying travel insurance. For more consumer tips you can trust, visit www.bbb.org/us/bbbnews. About BBB Serving West FloridaAs 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 infor mation. To contact BBB serving West Florida about this release, call (727) 535-5609 ext. 3317 or jzajac@bbbwestflorida.org.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 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 16, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 115 LOST & FOUNDA set of dentures were found on Apollo Beach Golf Course on Jan. 28. Please claim them at the Pro Shop or call 813645-6212 Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices Quality Wicker & Rattan Furniture HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEHuge yard sale. T hursday 2/16 8:am4pm F riday 2/17 8am-3pm. D estiny Church, 2322 11th Ave SE, Ruskin Moving sale. Feb. 18 & 19, 9am-? 304 4th Ave.., SW, Ruskin. Fenton glass & other collectibles. Almost 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 donateNeptune Village Penny Sale 2525 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Saturday, Feb. 18, 9am-1pm. Coffee, lunch. donations, baked goods, treasures. Drawings starts at 1pm. Everyone welcome! Saturday, Feb. 18, 8am-noon. 2332 W. D el Webb Blvd., S CC. Couch, TV stand, lamps, pictures, baskets & misc. items. RUSKIN WOMANS CLUBAnnual Bazaar & Rummage Sale503 S. Tamiami Trail Ruskin Friday & Saturday Feb. 24 & 25 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Homemade Assorted Bake Sale Come and enjoy some home cookingBlack Beans and Yellow Rice Collard Green Soup (Fri. only) Spanish Bean Soup Cuban Sandwiches L ittle Manatee S prings A nnual Park wide (50+) yard sale. 3 1/2 miles south of SCC on 301. Saturday 2/18, 8am1pm. Watch for balloons/ signs.. Please No large trucks or trailer until after sale. Beverages, donuts, hotdogs available.Estate/ Garage Sale Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. 1702 Wedge Court, SCC. Metal porch furni ture, large picnic table w/ 4 benches, Bakers rack, Thomasville dining set, hutch, LR chairs, exercise equip ment, Spinet piano, wicker bedroom set, Mahogany side tables, lamps, refrigerator, pressure washer, tools, air conditioner, 8,000 watt generator, vin tage chairs, braided rugs, glassware, pictures, linens, clothing & collectibles. Park on La olla near El Rancho. Holiday Palms RV Parks annual parkwide sale. 424 19th Ave., NE, Ruskin. Bake sale & lunch available. 8am-? Thursday, 2/16, 8am-1pm. Entire street of yard sales. Oakmont D r., S CC. T ools, for everyone. 1226 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. Friday & S aturday, 9am-1pm. Kitchen, pet, household misc. A little of everything. G reenbriar E ntire neighborhood sale. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 24 & 25, 8am2pm. SR 674 to S. Pebble Beach Blvd., 1 mile down & take a right. Parking on one side of the street only. Yard sale. F riday & S aturday, 8am-1pm. Washer, dryer, TV s, furniture, tapes, DVD s, store pictures. 105 L a Jolla Ave., SCC R iver Oak Park sale. S omething for everyone. 201 S tephens R d., R uskin. Past D ooley G roves. S aturday, F eb. 18, 8am-2pm. 311 AUCTIONSAuction. Elks Lodge, 1630 Hwy 41 S. Ruskin. Thursday, Feb. 16. Preview at 6pm. Auction starts 6:30pm. 813-4030069 AB1230AU3055312 ESTATE SALESLast of the estate sales Above The Rest Come see what a $1 will buy. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 813-6335013 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLEWanted: Vintage carnival glass 19071920. F enton, D ugan, N orthwood, Millersberg, Imperial. Call Carl 813-8991993 or 813-625-0927330 FURNITUREG reen microfiber couch & love seat in good condition $400 for both. 813633-7628 331 APPLIANCESGE Profile side by side refrigerator, Bisque, 36x69.5 $300. Maytag dishwasher, Bisque $100 Both in excellent shape. 813-260-3660. Delivery $25. 354 MEDICALWheelchair, remote, Jazzy 1143, used very little. No room to keep. $450 obo, new $3,500 .813-260-3669 Hover round chair, new battery, runs perfectly $750 as is. G o G o S cooter $400. E xcellent manual wheel chair $50. Please call between 9am-3pm. 813-633-0050 360 GOLF CARTSBogey Bills Golf Cars Cruise Car, Loadmaster trailer, Club Car, E-Z Go. New, custom, restoration, rebuilds, rentals, solar, LSV upgrades, SVC, seasonal storage, parts, charger repair & Trojan batteries. 2202 US 41 S. Ruskin. 813-649-8099 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINS(will pay as well or more than hotel/ motel buyers, depending on market) Dont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS TOPS Sale2 for 1 on allwomens topsPlus, the secret sale FRIDAY, FEB. 179 a.m. to 2 p.m. 403 LaJolla Ave., SCCSofas, occasional chairs, lamps, tables, dining table, China cabinet, double bed set, twin beds, TV, chests, Singer Featherweight sewing machine, refrigerator, washer and dryer, computer, ladies clothing, linens, kitchenware, China and glass, dinette with castered chairs. EVERYTHING IN NICE, CLEAN CONDITION. Also, Club Car Golf Cart 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 PARK ON S OF S O B2002 Acura 3.2 TL, 4-Door; Furniture: Dining Room and Dinette Tables w/Chairs, Sleep-by-Number Queen Bed (3 mos. old), Sofas, Loveseats, Desks w/Chairs, Yamaha Electric Organ, Patio Furniture, Mobility Chair, Entry Table, Black Lacquer Bedroom Furniture, Server; Collectables: Hager Clocks, Barrett Shaw Art; Miscellaneous: Lots of Manual & Electric Tools, Golf Equipment & Books, Fishing Equipment; Vintage Jewelry (Gold & Sterling); Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News NETTIES ESTATE SALES1806 Allegheny Dr., SCC(off West Del Webb)Fri. & Sat., Feb. 17 & 187 a.m. to noonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMES. Contents include: High Top Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Lexington Office Desk, Computer & Computer Desk, Bookcases, Office Chairs, Loveseat Sleeper Sofa, Matching Sofa, Loveseat & Chair w/Ottoman, Large Painting, Vintage Barrel Table, Glass & Brass Coffee, and Lamp Tables, Large Screen Toshiba TV & Cabinet, Liquor Cabinet, 2 Twin Bedroom Sets, Household & Garage Items, Tools, Fishing Gear, Generator, and Much More. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. See you there!

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 THEE SHOPPERER RERENTA ALS600 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 REAREAL EESTA A TEE500 M.H. HOUUSING550 PRROFF SERER VICEES650 511 hoHOUsSEsS FoOR sSAlLE 360 golGOLF cCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MiscISC. FoFOR SAlLELennox 3.5 ton AC condenser & air handler/ gas furnace. 7yrs old $600 Call Chris in Riverview, 813-604-2316 MARARINEE400 425 SlipsLIPS oOR StoTORAgGEStorage RRameys BBusiness 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. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 462 MotoOTOR HomOMEsS/RR VsS1996 21ft Born Free F-350, 460 engine, self contained, generator, excellent condition $11,500 obo. 813-677-5143 565 M.H. inIN PARKsS access. Completely furnished, move-in ready, screened room & carport. Riverview $6,000 obo. 813-234-3667 Holiday Palms RV Park. Trailer with Florida room lot 11. $5,500 includes everything. 989-255-6244 3br/2ba, approx 1700sf. Fleetwood in Hacienda MH Park. 10811 Los Olas Dr., Riverview, 10x16 shed, large carport. 813-671-4090 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......................... $31,200 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit. No pets. 813-863-6123 1br/1ba condo $695 monthly. Excellent covered carport. Pool & tennis. Boat lift available. Call 813-634-0609 611 HoOUsSEsS FoOR REntNT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly, plus $950 security deposit. 813-482-6374 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 4br/2ba, fully furnished, w/ appliances. no pets/ smoking. Lithia area. $2000 monthly (excludes utilities). One month security deposit required. 401-3692991 Kings Lake, Apollo Beach. 3br/2ba, unfurnished, no pets. $1095 monthly plus deposit. 405-234-1204 or 813468-1264 612 Apts APTS. FoOR RREntNTApollo Beach. Large 1br/1ba. Remodlaundry/ storage room, carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-645-6985 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 613 ConONDosOS FoOR RREntNTSuper, furnished, 1br/1.5ba in gated Kings Point, SCC. Includes washer/ dry er, cable, water, bus to door, clubhouse, more! $650 monthly 813-633-8083 614 DDUplPLEX FoOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 615 Townhom OWNHOMEsS FoOR REntNTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. No dogs. Call 813677-8701. Available now630 M.H. RREntNT AlsLSOne bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 FFor RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Ruskin, 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. 646 WAREhoHOUsSE SpP AcCEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 A ADUltLT/ChilHILD CAREExperience caregiver/ housekeeper. Dependable. Excellent driving records. References. also house cleaning. Call Donna 813-645-2456 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 704 JUnNK RREmovMOV AlLHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123 705 ClLEAningNINGRRons 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. 813-846-7629 FFlat rate $75, full clean708 MovOVERsSAffordable 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 LAwn WN CAREHenrys Lawn Maintenance Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawnmaintenance.comBB&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 715 FillFILL DiDIRtT/HAUlingLINGMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 717 concCONCREtTE DEsignSIGN SERER VICEES700 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. 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 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? Your neighborhood printer &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 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 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 CAREFREE LIVING IN SUN CITY CENTER! This beautiful, spotless, move-in ready 2BR/2BA 2-car garage Nassau model has been well taken care of and meticulously maintained with a newer roof and state of the art HVAC system. Call today for a showing and make this home your own! DONT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY. $135,000 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 INVEST NOW AND DEVELOP now or later. Bank owned property priced right for future profit from subdivision. 14 plus acres has easy access to I-75,and now seller is asking almost $100,000 less than last sale. Make offer to find out how ridiculous an offer might be accepted. $155,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVER FRONT. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $299,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 ALMOST ONE & ONE HALF ACRES to build that dream home and have room to spare. Partially cleared and level with county water and sewer available. Dead-end street with little traffic. Much potential. Asking $60,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 JUST LISTED! Such a nice clean and greatly updated mobile-home on a large fenced lot in Ruskin. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area with large windows, air conditioned sun room, inside utility, double carport, roof over and 2 sheds for tools and storage. No HOA, no monthly fees. Offered at $41,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE ACREAGE: 2.5 Acres with fish ponds (not in operation anymore) in a secluded area in Ruskin. $29,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 Acres, in Ruskin, close to main Hwy. and shopping,in area of new subdivisions. Great spot for your dream home, or investment for future development. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 16, 2012 Volume 56 Number 4THE OBSERVER NEWSIts time for the 2nd Annual Hook n Sink fundraiser and family event! See more details on page 14The Firehouse Cultural Center names its first-ever Artist-in-Residence. See more details on page 3MITCH TRAPHAGEN PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 East Bay Little League opening ceremonyOpening Ceremony for the Spring Season at East Bay Little League begins with a night of fun for the entire family. The ceremony will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. There will be many activities including live music, food, dunk tanks, a youth and coach home run derby and more. There will also be prizes, raffles and a door prize for all in attendance. East Bay Little League is home to 800 youth baseball and softball players. The 2012 season will kickoff the Challenger division for physically and mentally challenged youth. For more information call (941) 350-4545 or email wilderboyz3@verizon.net. The Little League is located inside Vance Vogel Park at 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Accident claims the life of teenaged bicyclist in RuskinA damaged bicycle at the scene of a fatal accident on Monday that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Ruskin girl.MitcITCH TrapRAPHagenAGEN PHotoOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN An accident between a vehicle and a bicycle claimed the life of a teenage girl on Monday. Jessica Wortman, 18, of Ruskin, had left the Ruskin Recreation Center on 6th Avenue on Monday afternoon and was riding a bicycle across U.S. Highway 41 at the intersection of 14th Avenue SE when Exuperancio Paderog Potane, 51, also of Ruskin, struck her while driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Miss Wortman died at the scene. Sgt. Steve Gaskins of the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the young woman was not a student in an area high school. According to the FHP, Mr. Paderog-Potane was heading southbound on U.S. 41 when he struck the young woman at approximately 2:04 p.m. as she was riding west across the highway. He was not injured. Because of the accident, the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 were temporarily closed on Monday afternoon at State Road 674. The accident remains under investigation by the FHP. Projects not too small, or large, for help from local FoundationPart 1 of a 2-Part SeriesBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER When the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center was founded as the local arm of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 1992, it had a dual purpose: to aid South Countys 501(c)(3) organizations lend a hand to their recipients, and to give donors more bang for their buck. The Sun City Center division is affiliated with the Tampa branch in that it runs under that groups 501(c)(3) tax-free status. It also helped to become an affiliate instead of reinventing the wheel because Tampa Bays procedures, bylaws and goals were already set up. But philanthropy and vision run high in South County, especially in the retirement community of Sun City Center, which provides most of the donations. As of Dec. 31, the local branch had $30.7 million in its coffers; had donated $865,000 in grants during the previous 12 months; and had operating expenses of only 0.80 percent of its net assetsless than one percent. Thats because of the countless hours of volunteers, said Evelyn Lunsford, who sits on the Sun City Center divisions 12member Council and has been on the frontline of reading, examining and approving grants for more years than she can count. Grants may not be made to individuals, Lunsford explained. Only to organizations and agencies that have been granted 501(c) (3) tax free status by the Internal Revenue Service. This means they may be faith based; community based, or even places like county schools and libraries, added Beverley McLain who is a member of the Tampa foundation. McLain and Interim Foundation Director Gene Marshall met with representatives of the Sun City Center foundation Feb. 10 to discuss future plans. The Tampa foundation, which is much larger than the local branch, examines grant applications twice a year, in spring and fall, Marshall said. But the Sun City Center foundation accepts and accesses grants from September through June, added Lunsford. Another thing the local branch can do on its own is look around the community for unmet needs and see if there is money in an unrestricted fund to meet them. As explained to me, there are two main types of grants, restricted and unrestricted, with many variations of each. Someone may say, I want to help schools, or more specifically, I want to help with literacy, or in a wider sense, say help education, Lunsford explained. Were helping eight South County schools and the RCMA which meets the same criteria as the public schools.See FOUNDATION, page 13South County documentary film underway By MELODY JAMESON%  RUSKIN Wanted: good storytellers. Not the fictional kind. Not merely book readers, please. And not exactly yarn spinners good at embroidering history, either. But, rather anyone anywhere in South Hillsborough with camera presence and factual knowledge of the regions particular historic aspects or specific takes on its present or cogent thoughts about its future now is in demand for the second ArtReach Community Arts project here. The first ArtReach project is the BLT or Best Little Town mural on the north side of the structure that once housed a barbershop on U.S. 41 in downtown Ruskin, immediately south of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. The film project, kicked off last month, is a video documentary aimed at capturing essences of the various diverse communities that comprise the South County region, according to Michael Parker, muralist and ArtReach program director. And those communities are not only geographic, but also occupational, social as well as cultural, he noted. The video production is being undertaken by Shawn Cheatham, an artist who currently teaches in the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida. Cheatham, a USF graduate who earned a Masters in Fine Art, has exhibited his video work both nationally and internationally, in such venues as the New York Short Film Festival and the Tromanaic Festival, Berlin, Germany, Parker said. The final video product is envisioned as a constellation of individual stories and histories of the people who define the area, See DOCUMENTARY, page 14 Citizens may pioneer a new approach for future development in the Ruskin area. 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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 3 INCOME TAX FREE813-641-3603$30 OFF on Services!Are you prepared? WE CAN PREPARE YOUR 2011 TAXES Firehouse Cultural Center names first-ever Artist-in-ResidenceMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO%  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Avenue NE near the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Shell Point Road in Ruskin, has named performance artist Leland Faulkner as the centers first Artist-inResidence. Faulkner has been described as a man of a thousand faces. He earned accolades for directing performances at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, won awards for his work in films and was a consultant on the highly successful film, The Polar Express. Over the course of 20 years, he has captured audiences around the world in live performances. As Artist-in-Residence from February 25 to March 2, Faulkner will bring his unique talent to the Firehouse Cultural Center, all designed with intimacy and close interaction with South Hillsborough residents in mind. During his residency, Faulkner will combine Japanese art forms, mime, shadow theatre, illusion, and improvisation with special effects to create unique and imaginative performances, all up close and personal for everyone in attendance. As the first Artist-in-Residence, he will also herald in a remarkable achievement by the many volunteers who have poured countless hours of effort into making the Firehouse Cultural Center a reality in South Hillsborough. The new center has the potential to open a door to the arts in ways offered by few venues, providing a unique opportunity for more than 170,000 people living in the region to take part in art and performance. Faulkner will open his residency with a performance on Feb. 25. On Feb. 27 through March 1, there will be numerous Residency at the Firehouse workshops with programming for all ages and experience. The first residency will conclude on March 2 with a final performance that will feature participants from the workshops. For more information on the artist and a complete schedule of events, see next weeks Observer News, SCC Observer and Riverview Current or visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.New cultural center and performance artist Leland Faulkner to open door to world-class talent for South Hillsborough residentsThe Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin. Construction on the new facility is still on-going. Manatee Heritage Days spans month of MarchBRADENTON The thirtythird annual Manatee County Heritage Days celebration will be from March 1-31, and will focus on the countys history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout the county will celebrate the communitys heritage by providing opportunities for area residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the months events. For thirty-three years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month long event. The activities are as varied as walking tours and concerts. Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities. Through these events at area historical sites, participants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed. Most events are free, though some require a reservation or admission fee. For general information call 941-741-4070. One of the daily events available now thorugh April 1 is the self guided tours of the Crosley Memorabilia Showcase, Crosley Carriage House, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, across from the Sarasota Bradenton Airport, west of US 41, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations required. Access to the Carriage House only. Admission is $5 at the door. For information call 941-722-3244 during business hours Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.powelcrosleyestate. com. On Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 enjoy the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Main Street in Historic Downtown Bradenton. Free. The Market will be offering fresh food, produce, plants and flowers, live entertainment, gifts and specialty items  and lots of fun for the community. Downtown parking is free on the weekend and dogs on leashes are welcome.  Contact Kevin Webb at kevin@realizebradenton.com.

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She had put a lot of time and effort into the speech and had won at three previous levels prior to competing at the district level. I watched as she put her heart and soul into reciting materials which she had so carefully memorized. It was the same speech I had heard her give at the three previous levels. In this particular competition, the speeches can be the same through the district level, but speeches at subsequent levels must be new. Since I had watched her give the speech several times before, I was in an excellent position to determine how well she had done; and I really felt her performance wasnt as good this time as at the previous competitions. She lost the contest, and I listened to the comments of other people who had also seen her give the speech. They congratulated her on her effort, then I noticed the dreaded but. The comments went like this: It was a great effort, but your timing was off this time. I really enjoyed your speech, but it seemed to lack the enthusiasm it had when I heard before. You did your best, but it just wasnt good enough to win. This woman had put her heart and soul into this competition. She had just found that she had lost that someone else was the winner and would represent the district in the regional competition. At that moment, she was in no mood for it to be a learning experience. She didnt need to hear the but. The first part of any of those three comments would have been sufficient. I question that any of these three people were trying to be of assistance to the speaker. I think some of them were trying to show how smart they were by picking at someone else. Over the past week, how many times have you heard the dreaded but? Some comments Ive overheard recently are: That was a pretty good buy, but I know where to get it cheaper. It was great that you got all Bs, but why didnt you get some As? Youre a great basketball player, but just think what you could do if you were six inches taller? I really enjoyed that pie, but you should have tasted my mothers. I really like the fact we spend so much time together, but my ex-wife kept the house so much neater. You get the picture. These statements should have stopped before the dreaded but. In the controlled atmosphere of a Toastmasters conference, the but may be expected since Toastmasters are taught to provide feedback. Even then, we should consider us-Is that but really necessary? 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 WriterAll 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 ing restraint. There is a time for feedback, and we must use our good judgment in determining that time. There is also a time when feedback serves no useful purpose. If Ive already bought a set of tires, to tell me I really got a great deal, but you could have gotten them cheaper serves no immediate purpose. Ive already bought the tires. Im not in the market for more. So how can it help me to know you can buy them cheaper? If you really can buy them cheaper, tell me about it later at a time that will not cause me to feel bad about my current purchase but can help in the future. If the child has worked hard to get Bs, give him or her your praise and your encouragement to go further. Dont ruin the moment with a but. Finally, watch the buts in situations that cant be changed. To tell someone he is a great basketball player and qualify it with, but think what you could do if you were six inches taller, is silly. The person cannot be six inches taller. The next time you are tempted to make a positive comment and then add a but, think about it. Given the moment, will your but be constructive or destructive? When in doubt, butt out. 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 RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. AutoFill, freeze titles, sorting, and Excel printing options. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. 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X 8 5 FEBRUARY 16, 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 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. 16 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. VA District 12 Bingo at Hospital at 6:30 p.m. MAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Live Wire Top from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Evening Open Juke Box. Sunday, Feb. 19 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 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. 22 Open. Krash Party to celebrate 9 years of music and festivitiesJoin the fun after the Knights of Sant Yago Illuminated Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Italian Club for the 9th Annual Knight Parade Krash Party. The Italian Club, located at 1731 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City, will be alive with music and festivities from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for the best post-parade party ever hosted by Krewes Kare. Youll be directly on the parade route on 7th Avenue and in the heart of all of the action in Ybor City. The cost is $40 per person and is fully tax deductible. Youll enjoy a premium open bar, delicious buffet, two floors filled with music and merriment, plus partying with the best crowd ever to celebrate the Knight Parade. To purchase wristbands, go the Krewes Kare website at www. krewskare.org or visit The Bead Barn at 3015 W. Barcelona St. in south Tampa or Buccaneer Beads 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. 16 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Horse Races at 2:30 p.m. Meat Loaf Dinner by Becky at 5 p.m. Music by Southern Tied at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Feb. 22 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. Teacher recognizedEach year VFW Post 8108 likes to recognize a teacher who promotes patriotism within their daily teaching. Information was sent out to various schools and they are proud and honored to announce that Mrs. Shirley Redcay from Ippolito Elementary School, has won this years Teacher Recognition Award at the Post Level. Mrs. Redcays information was sent on to their District for District judging and they are once again proud and honored to announce that Mrs. Shirley Redcay took first place at the District level. Mrs. Redcays information has now been sent on to the State of Florida VFW for judging and will be representing them in the finals at the State Convention in Orlando. 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 Development VRS Fundraising: A Scientific Approach to Success Cost: $45 per person; $35 per MOSI member Participants will learn how to convince their board of directors that they are cultivating an audience and show their staff they are on a mission. They will also learn how to demonstrate to constituents and donors that they are they are able to establish meaningful relationships. Further, participants will learn how to handle the bottom line while establishing a public relations baseline. MOSI Presents Succession Planning: Flash Forward Cost: $50 per person; $38 per MOSI member If the organization loses its top talent today, what happens tomorrow? Is the organization ready for success? This session introduces a practical approach for organizational alignment. Take advantage of this opportunity for sustainability, before a crisis happens. Flying Monsters Come to MOSIs IMAX Dome Theatre Friday, Feb. 17 In Flying Monsters, David Attenborough, the worlds leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Attenborough works with scientists to understand the incredible story of the evolution of the pterosaurs, a story that unfolds in such stunning locations as New Mexico, the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis in Britain, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, and a fossil pit in Germany where near perfect pterosaur specimens have been found. Flying Monsters is a groundbreaking film that brings the story of giant flying monsters and their prehistoric world to life. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as they enter the world and experience, as never before, real Flying Monsters. Call for days and times. Create a Superhero at MOSI Workshop Cost: $25 per person; $20 per MOSI Member In this workshop, join other Idea Zone! inventors in the fun and ferocious fantasy of make-believe and make-it-yourself. Then, model awesome costumes and share missions to save the universe. Registration is required. Science Works Theater at MOSI Presents Deafness and Hearing: A USF Reel-To-Real Event Cost: $10 per person; FREE for USF students with valid USF I.D. In Children of a Lesser God, a teacher (played by William Hurt) develops a relationship with a student (played by Marlee Matlin) at a school for the deaf. The 1986 R-rated film raises issues about deafness, deaf and hearing cultures, and sign language. These issues will be tackled in a discussion by a panel of experts on deafness and hearing after the movie. Registration is available by calling (813) 987-6000. at 3808 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in east Tampa. Reserved tables are available with a ten ticket purchase. Krewes may purchase a block of wristbands by sending a check to: Krash Party c/0 Krewes Kares, P.O. Box 975, Seffner, FL 33583-975. This party is always a sell-out event, so purchase your wristbands early. Only a small number of wristbands will be sold at the door. Krewes Kare, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization founded in 2005 to provide disaster relief assistance to first responders to affected areas inaccessible to the largest relief agencies. Krewes Kare is in partnership with Angel Flight Southeast and volunteers from the parade krewes in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, contact Yvonne Painton at (813) 244-5549 or Nancy Peterson at (813) 767-4112, or go to www. kreweskare.org.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.

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6 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 STORE WIDE THRU PRE SIDENTSDAY S ECT IONALS SOFAS C HAIRS S LEEPERS R ECLINERS A CCESSOR IES DESIG NERRUGSIN BUSINESS YEARS!WeHave YourLeather! 0%FREE FINANCING chNoInteresttilMar2013 ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 941-926-3500Just south of Clark Road Buy 1 Item at our Sale Price and Get 2nd Item 1/2 Off(second item of equal or lesser value) have enough of your personal information to send you an extra refund if you deserved it? Forget the email from the poor man in Nigeria who needs to email you $5 million. Forget the friend, relative or neighbor who visited England, got mugged and needs you to wire him whatever money you can so he can get back home. Todays scammers and frauders are much more sophisticated these days. Fortunately, Sun Towers Retirement and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office have teamed up with local organizations to bring you a Senior Consumer Fraud Protection and Awareness Expo. Its being held in the Borini Theater in Kings Point, but it is open to anyone who lives in Sun City Center. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 28. The expo runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be representatives from the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Attorney Generals Office. You will hear from (and can ask questions of) representatives of the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Tampa Bay Bureau of Investigations and the Elder Consumer Protection Program. In addition, you can talk to AAA Auto Service, the Carr Law Group, Legal Shield, and the Area Agency on Aging.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessHere is a typical call to the Chamber. What can you tell me about McGillicuttys Driveway Cleaning Service? They came to my house this morning, said they were here on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and they would give me a special deal on pressure washing my driveway. They asked for $50 up front for supplies and would collect the other $50 when the job was done. Are they any good? Here is the answer. Not only is there no McGillicuttys Driveway Cleaning Service, but NO business will legitimately be calling you on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. If you give them the $50 for supplies, you will never see them or your money ever again. This is a very lucrative scam. If they can get 10 of our 12,900 dwellings to fall for it, they can make $500 in a day. Every week another scam emerges in the Sun City Center area, and it gets harder and harder to know what is legit and what isnt. Have you received an e-mail from the IRS telling you they reviewed your last years taxes and you were supposed to get a larger refund? All they need is your personal information and they will have the money wired to your account. The IRS NEVER uses email. And dont you think they already You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar On Tuesday, January 31, StrongLife Chiropractic and Natural Health, P.A., hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new facility located at 5618 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., Lithia. Local businesses came out to tour the new office and meet Dr. Justin Scott and his professional staff. Located in the heart of Fishhawk Ranch, StrongLife Chiropractic and Natural Health is dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives -combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic and natural health spectrum. Dr. Justin Scott, D.C. is committed to bringing you improved health and a better quality of life by teaching and practicing the true principles PHOTO BY HHUTH & BBOOTH PHOTOGRApPHYof chiropractic and natural health. Patients seeking treatment are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of StrongLife open for business modern chiropractic equipment and technology. For more information call 813-655-5433 or visit www.stronglifechiropractic.com .Ribbon cutting for Stronglife Chiropractic and Natural Healths Grand Opening.BUSINESS NEWS Over 60% of US goods are transported by truck, but few of us know what it is like to drive a truck for a living. In their just-published book, Two Million Miles: A Couple Goes Trucking, John and Virginia Logan give us a glimpse into the world of long-haul 18-wheeler driving.Logans describe the world of truckingWorking for companies based in West Michigan, and driving crosscountry trips as a team, this couple experienced the joys of seeing the spectacular variety of landscape this country has to offer, the frustrations of finding out-of-the-way destinations, the hazards of unpredictable weather, and the pride in completing their assignments on time, with accident-free driving. The Logans are retired now, wintering in Ruskin and spending their summers in Michigan. Check out their book on: www.amazon.com

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 7 AAA Travel and Tauck invite you to learn about Taucks many land options to discover the world. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:00amSun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Register online at www.AAA.com/SunCity or call 813.633.4880andTuesday, February 21, 2012 6:30pmFish Hawk Trails Community Center 17616 Old Oak Way Lithia, FL 33547 Register online at www.AAA.com/Brandon or call 813.681.5761Refreshments will be served at both presentations. 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.PixiePixie is a sweet little female who was brought to the shelter with three buddies. She has bounced back from her early misadventures to be a real little lover who loves to be held by volunteers and gets her motor going right away. She also has a wonderful orange hue to her fur. Visit C.A.R.E. soon and take Pixie along to her forever home. Pixie has been spayed, microchipped, and brought up-to-date on her shots. DOB: September 2, 2005. HaleyHaley is an adorable Chihuahua puppy. She and her dad were relinquished to the shelter due to no fault of their own. Haley is super sweet and affectionate. She is a little shy at first but seems to go to anyone who is kind to her. She doesnt think she is a dog but rather an accessory to her humans. Since arriving at the shelter, Haley has been meeting other dogs and playing in the yard. She has a lot to learn about this big world. It is hard not to fall in love with this little girl, though. As part of her adoption, Haley will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: Sept. 2 2011 Moonglow plans valentine theme danceDarlene Meadows will provide the dance music for Moonglow dance club from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. It will be a valentine theme. So put on your dancing shoes and join them. Singles are welcome. BYOB and snacks. Members are free; guests are $5 at the door. The club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins. Dressy and dressy casual attire is requested. Hope to see you there. For more information, call Claire at (813) 642-0171. The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will feature the MOWW National Commander, CAPT Russell R. Vowinkel at 11:30 a.m. at its Feb. 17 luncheon, at the SCC Plaza Club. Capt Vowinkel was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy in 1962 after completing Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. Captain Vowinkel served on active duty from 1962-1967 and served in the Viet Nam War Theater of Operations as a Naval Flight Officer during a portion of this time. He completed 24 years in the Active Naval Reserve, during which time he successfully Play Mah JonggThere will be a Mah Jongg Tournament presented by the ladies of Chai Chapter of Hadassah on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Play starts at 10 a.m., with sign in and breakfast from 8:30 a.m.. The tournament will be held and sponsored by prestigious Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center in South Hillsborough County. The cost is $36 including Tournament play, breakfast, snacks and lunch. Prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will also be available. You must register in advance to play; seating is limited. For more information call Carol at 829-7227.MOWW National Commander to address local Chapterserved three command tours. In MOWW, Captain Vowinkel served as Chapter commander, Department Commander, Treasurer and Vice Commander of Region XIV in San Diego, California. He was elected General Staff Officer and National Information and Publicity Chair. At the 2008 National Convention, he was elected Vice Commander-in-Chief (VCINC) of the Order and in July 2011 assumed his current position as MOWW National Commander. Capt. Vowinkel will provide information pertaining to the state of affairs of MOWW from a national perspective. For more information call 6336513.Email correctionThe correct email address for Task Force on Human Trafficking member and Kings Point resident June Wallace is JuneMWallace@gmail.com The 18th Annual Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, March 17 at Bloomingdale Golfers Club. Enjoy this special St. Patricks Day celebration with an 8 a.m. shotgun start! Included with your admission (team and individuals) is the opportunity to attend a Golf Clinic with the pros from the John E. S. Cochrane Golf Schools at 7 a.m. Become a Hole Sponsor like Century 21 Beggins-Joe Eletto and A+ Hearing Center, Inc. and Greater Riverview Chamber hosts golf tournamentpromote your business on the golf course. You may have a table with your brochures, business cards, and/or product samples located near one of 18 holes all for $150. Have your business represented on the Green like Pivotal Business Services and Blu Marc Printing with a Green Sponsor Sign for $75. For more information call Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (813) 234-5944 or email info@RiverviewChamber.com.

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My vacation was spent in a place thousands of people travel to for their vacations: right here in Ruskin, Florida. Did anyone else notice that it seems as though the place filled up starting last weekend? Traffic was heavier and lines were longer everywhere from the grocery stores to the Fish House to the Dog House on Shell Point Road. I dedicated most of my vacation time to refinishing the woodwork on my boat. I hate painting, and Im lousy at it. I wouldnt go so far as to say that Im a painting failure, but my impatience certainly stands in the way of what I would consider success. Painting is timeconsuming, and I want nothing more than rush right to the end something unfortunately not possible with such a pursuit. The good thing about painting, however, is the copious amount of time available to think; a necessity, it turned out, to keep my brain from imploding as I continuously looked ahead with dread to see how much work I still had left to do. Somewhere along the aft end of the teak cap rail, as my brush applied a second coat of finish, I tried to think of something, anything that resembled an achievement that I could point to in my life. The mental list initially came up woefully short. A few moments and brush strokes later, I realized that the perhaps greatest thing I have ever accomplished ended as a failure. On the surface, thats a little discouraging, but as a failure it was sort of a mixed bag. A few years ago, I started a weekly newspaper in a very small town in Iowa. I was a stranger in a place that few people had ever heard of, let alone would move to. I spent two months preparing and laying the groundwork and then produced my first edition. It was cheaper and faster to mail the newspaper rather than have it delivered to driveways, so I mailed a free copy to the entire town (and a bunch of even smaller towns in the surrounding area). I worked as hard as I could to cover the surprisingly many things that went on in that town, from city council meetings to the nearly endless school sporting events. Each and every week I did what I could to make the people in that town the stars of my new production. Within a month or so, nearly 100 percent of the households in town had subscribed to the paper and people graciously treated me as though I had spent my entire life there. Businesses started to advertise, including more than a few that had no real need to advertise. Three local, excellent writers signed on to write columns at no cost, and I hired a reporter to cover county meetings and help with the growing information load. By almost all accounts, things were going great. But there was a price to pay. Each week on the day I went to press, I would work 30 or more hours straight without the chance to sleep. During football season, I added another overnight to my schedule in getting photo galleries and videos out to the newspaper website. Things looked great on the surface; but the town just wasnt big enough to support what the paper was becoming and I couldnt afford to hire the additional people it needed. I was publisher, editor, reporter, layout artist, and janitor; and I was wearing out. After ten months, I was getting sick every The successful failure The freshly refinished woodwork on the boat isnt perfect but its better. Im going to declare it a success.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOfew weeks until I ended up with pneumonia but my job offered no sick leave. My doctor said she would be surprised if I would live for another three months unless I changed my ways. A week or so after that I found myself looking at a sailboat in the Florida Keys (if I was going to die anyway, I was determined to die with a sailboat). A weekend or two later, I was on Cape Cod handing over the cash for my dream boat a very neglected 32-footer in which I saw the potential to sail to my dreams. Someday. Two months later, after a year in print, I admitted that I did not have the ability to keep things going and so shut down the newspaper. It was successful, but there is no way around the fact that it was also a successful failure. That it ceased production is a pretty strong indicator of that. All of my life Ive had visions of what I would do someday. I always assumed I would have time to achieve the success I had envisioned. But now, Im nearly 50 years old, and I realize that See OBSERVATIONS, page 12By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $38................before noon$30...................after noon$20...................after 3 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. 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Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Dear Savvy Senior, Im worried about my fathers driving. At age 84, his driving skills have diminished significantly, but I know hes bound and determined to keep going as long as hes alive. What tips can you recommend that can help me help my dad stop driving? Nervous Daughter Dear Nervous, For many families, telling an elderly parent its time to give up the car keys is a very sensitive and difficult topic. While theres no one simple way to handle this issue, here are a number of tips and By Jim Miller How to Help Elderly Drivers Limit or Stop Driving THE SAVVY SENIORresources you can try to help ease your dad away from driving. Take a Ride To get a clear picture of your dads driving abilities, the first thing you need to do is take a ride with him watching for problem areas. For example: Does he drive too slow or too fast? Does he tailgate or drift between lanes? Does he have difficulty seeing, backing up or changing lanes? Does he react slowly? Does he get distracted or confused easily? Also, has your dad had any fender benders or tickets lately, or have you noticed any dents or scrapes on his vehicle? These, too, are red flags. Start Talking After your assessment, you need to have a talk with your dad about your concerns, but dont sound alarmed. If you begin with a dramatic outburst like Dad, youre going to kill someone! youre likely to trigger resistance. Start by gently expressing that youre worried about his safety. For tips on how to talk to your dad about this touchy topic, the Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab offers some guides titled Family Conversations with Older Drivers and Family Conversations about Alzheimers Disease, Dementia & Driving that can help, along with a online seminar called We Need to Talk that was produced by AARP. To access these free resources, visit safedrivingforalifetime.com. Like many elderly seniors, your dad may not even realize his driving skills have slipped. If this is the case, consider signing him up for an older driver refresher course through AARP (aarp.org/drive, 888-227-7669), your local AAA or a driving school. By becoming aware of his driving limitations, your dad may be able to make some simple adjustments like driving only in daylight or on familiar routes that can help keep him safe and driving longer. Or, he may decide to hang up the keys on his own. Refuses To Quit If, however, you believe your dad has reached the point that he can no longer drive safely, but he refuses to quit, you have several options. One possible solution is to suggest a visit to his doctor who can give him a medical evaluation, and if warranted, prescribe that he stops driving. Older people will often listen to their doctor before they will listen to their own family. If that doesnt do it, ask him to get a comprehensive driving evaluation done by a driver rehabilitation specialist this can cost several hundred dollars. A driving evaluation will test your dads cognition, vision and motor skills, as well as his on-road driving abilities. To locate a specialist in your area, contact the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (driver-ed.org, 866-672-9466) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (aota.org/olderdriver). If he still refuses to move to the passenger seat, call your local Department of Motor Vehicles to see if they can help. Or, call in an attorney to discuss with your dad the potential financial and legal consequences of a crash or injury. If all else fails, you may just have to take away his keys. Arrange Transportation Once your dad stops driving hes going to need other ways to get around, so help him create a list of names and phone numbers of family, friends and local transportation services that he can call on. To locate community transportation services call the Area Agency on Aging. Call 800-677-1116 for contact information. 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.Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also areneeded 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. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverCall 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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Organize RecordsThe IRS recommends keeping all tax-related documents for three years, in case of an audit. Keeping track of income-related documents can help you take full advantage of deductions available to you. If you dont have the information, you might be losing out on money. returns? Records such as: children X 10 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Who isnt looking to save a little money these days? Here are some easy ways you can save money on preparing your taxes, as well as ways you might be able to pay out a little less.IRS Free File: More Savings, Less Taxing enter a little information about yourself and the matches will appear. Some also offer state returns for free or for a fee. software program. paper forms. Its more basic and is probably best for people comfortable preparing their own paper tax returns. It does not support state tax returns. Tips for Saving Money on TaxesFind out if you are eligible for the EITCN of the economy, even more people may be eligible if they have had changes in their earned income. Here are a few things to keep in mind: may be eligible for a smaller credit amount. rural workers and their families; non-traditional families, such as grandparents or married, or claiming children who have not lived with you for more than half the year. Tax professionals must sign returns they prepare and use their Preparer Tax your tax professional. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance EITC Rules: Are You Eligible?Rules for Everyone Did You Know? FAMILY FEATURES

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 11 The Seas are CallingPlease join us for an exciting look at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 2012 Cruises Hosted by Debbie Meyers, Regional Sales Director 906 N. PEBBLE BEACH BLVD. Welcome to...Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General and Cosmetic DentistryOur Own In-House Denture LabOur Lab Tech Has 38+ Years Experience Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A., Practicing Dentistry for 23 YearsChuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience727 Cortaro Drive (Burger King Plaza) Open: Monday Thursday 8:30 5:00 New Patients & Emergencies Are Always WELCOME PATIENT REWARDSRefer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit toward your next visit. Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply. BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? With cold air approaching us from the north, anglers stayed at home or went to the Florida State Fair, this past weekend. As I stopped in Gibsonton to view the parking lot at Williams Park, it was a great change from the last week when there was not room for another boat trailer. This week I saw only two trailers -two brave anglers were determined to fish, cold or not I did not wait for them to return to shore, but Im sure they caught some fish. With all of our summer-like weather in the winter we have had a fishing blitz of many fish; some that migrate only in the spring have been in our bay waters. For the two cold days we have had, they didnt leave, but found a hole to hide in or are laying low in the mangrove roots. Redfish are on the move and one can easily make a legal catch every day, no less than 18 or more than 27 inches with one per person per day. Redfish are often called red drum, seabass, saltwater bass, red horse and channel bass. Average weight is 8 pounds. It always has a spot about the size of a half dollar REDFISH FISH TALESRedfish are on the moveat the base of its tail. Some have been known to have numerous spots. Food value is excellent up to ten pounds, but those of 20 pounds or more, are not considered as excellent food value. Largest caught on record that I could find was an eighty-three pounder. Dont stop fishing because the tide is going out and the water is low, because your larger fish will be entering the shallows and grassy flats. This is the time to make your great catch of the day. These large fish are on the prowl and are hungry. The flats are full of small size bait fish, and these larger fish will take a chance of entering the shallows to eat. While fishing the shallows, silence is a must. Turn off your motor as fish are skittish, and will start moving out of the grassy flats. I suggest you find a pole about 16 to 18 feet long, and make a rack of hooks to put on the inside of your boat. Each time you go into the flats, use your pole. You will catch fish every time. Pole the boat silently, be observant, you have a real technique to learn on how to pole a boat. Always pole on the downwind, down-tide of the boat. Once you have mastered this, you will find that some of your better catches will be in the flats on low tide. For those who like a rod-bending action, try fishing for the cobia. By Jonie Maschek Now catching this fish isnt for a couch potato. Many who have large boats and travel miles out in the deep, report that they have seen massive cobia playing around. They are foxy and play hard to catch. Cobia is found all over the world. They will take any kind of bait. Even the largest are good to eat if you cut out the dark meat. Legal is 33 inches -at least one per harvest or 6 per vessel per day, whichever is less. Warmer weather has our bait fish arriving early. Look around the grassy flats, and you will see that many are there. If you have a No. 4 hook in your tackle box, put it on with a ten-pound test line, and fish for mangrove snapper. Tempt them with a live shrimp, a lure or dead bait. Somewhere along the way in my last twenty-some years writing this column I came upon this fishermans prayer:Lord, please let us be afishin Our last day on earth. And when we make that final cast, youre bound to see our worth, Just ease us in your landing net, One from which we will never leap, And Lord, We pray youre gonna find That we are good enough to keep.Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Exhibit Train tours the countryCan you hear the sound of a whistle? Thats the free Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to Tampa Union Station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. Amtrak is 40 years old and to commemorate the occasion, the Exhibit Train is touring the country. This special train is a unique traveling display showcasing memorabilia from the national passenger railroads 40 year history, like vintage advertising, past menus, dinnerware, and period uniforms. The Exhibit Train event will also include a train-themed kids activity area, Chuggington Depot, based on the popular television series on Disney Junior. For more information, visit Amtrak40th.com.Boy Scouts offered opportunityThe Florida Academy of Performing Arts is launching a new program to help The Boy Scouts of America. Several times throughout the year, the academy will be conducting workshops for cub scouts in the area to earn badges involving music and theatre. The first 2-hour workshop will be in March at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. This will help the webelos earn their showman activity badge by participating in activities like making puppets and putting on a puppet show, learning about music terminology and listening to different types of music, and learning about and putting on a play. For information, they can go to faopa.org or musicshowcaseonline.com for information and registration.Jerry Brockmeier featured speaker at MOAA luncheon. Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, USAF, Ret was the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon,He served 20 plus years in the USAF retiring at Langley AFB, VA in 1986. Jerry provided the members with valuable information on the currently available investment strategies, stressing in particular the importance of establishing trusts. Lt Col Jerry Brockmeier, Lt Col Paul Wheat, President of MOAA.A Fundraiser has been arranged for Linda Cardamone owner of the 3-Legged Poodle to help with medical bills from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the SCC Chamber of Commerce. There will be raffle tickets, food and beverages for sale prize donations from: Boggs Jewelry, Bark Busters, Canoe Outpost and more. For donation pick up call: 813507-0509 or 299-1844. There is also a trust in place at Cadence Bank for gifting. It is titled: In Trust for Medical Expenses for Linda Cardamone Contact Fran at Cadence Bank 813-633-6700.Local pet advocate needs help

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Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable Get What You See Advertised! $799SPARO 2 OTEPremium Digital Processor Fits Any Loss HEARING LOSS? Hearing Aids Available for any Budget time is running out. I am now aware that I will never contribute to science, I wont be a rock star, and I will never become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I am what I am and, perhaps, this will be the best I can do. As the newly brushed finish glistened in the sunshine on to the boats woodwork, I realized that Im OK with that. Ive worked for some incredible companies. Ive encountered amazing people and have made lifelong friends friends who have made me a better person. I have a wonderful, loving family and Im married to a woman who loves and supports me. I have I job I like, working for and with people I like very much. Also, I managed to sail that dream boat, scotchedtaped together as it was, down from Cape Cod without killing myself or anyone else. Maybe someday it will sail Michelle and me off to new dreams. And Im still proud of that little defunct weekly newspaper. To me, it feels like a success despite the fact that it was technically a failure. It provided new experiences and opportunities so varied; it led me to a boat on Cape Cod of all places and to walking the hallowed halls Observations%  of the House of Representatives. Most importantly, it lead me back to my home in Florida. Im now old enough and mature enough to know that all of that adds up to a success that I couldnt possibly have imagined when I was younger. Perhaps not a success as defined by the world today where thousands of dollars have been eclipsed by millions of dollars which have been eclipsed by billions, but certainly more than enough to realize that Im a lucky man. And Im very grateful for it. Ive met a lot of happy people in this little corner of paradise. Im thinking the happiness they exude comes from the same awareness that the definition of success is relative and it applies to each of us in our own ways. I like to think Im finally following their lead. The woodwork isnt perfect, but it looks a lot better than it did before my vacation. On this beautiful day in February, Im sitting in the cockpit, watching tourists at Little Harbor enjoy their own vacations while I enjoy the Florida sunshine as it gleams in the newly finished teak surrounding me. I think Ill declare it, too, a success. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSouth Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday: Jam Session, 3 to 5 p.m., no charge for 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. Monday, Feb. 20: Blue Plate Special, $7, 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.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. 18 Red Solo Cup Party Pot Luck Dinner at 4 p.m. Entertainment: Double Barrel Band at 6 p.m. Beer Pong at Tiki Bar! Feb. 25 BBQ at the Tiki Bar at 3 p.m. Nascar Weekend Camping Camp Fri. 1/24 Sun. 2/26 March 3 Del & Gary Show Always a Crowd Pleaser!

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 13 Vesta is proud to present2012Wed., March 710 a.m. 2 p.m.Kings Point Clubhouse FRONT LAWN1900 Clubhouse Drive, SCC Free to attend for all Sun City Center residentsBRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR and have a great time at this annual, fun-filled event!featuring:FRESH MARKET Food Vendors Available In case of rain, the event will be held in the Borini Theatre Beer Garden KP Resident & Organization booths Many other exhibitors including community businesses and groups. Love My Pooch Dog Show Entertainment All Day! RCMA is the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. It provides services including child care, tutoring, and many types of classes as well as filling basic needs including food, clothing and locating shelter. This story will deal specifically with donations, while Part Two in this 2-part series will highlight various things on a wide spectrum that the grants have provided. For now, lets simply say cultural events, the arts, schools, libraries, clubs and organizations designated tax-exempt, and even some animal shelters have received funds earmarked for both restricted and unrestricted needs. The Foundation also provides matching grants and top off grants to organizations that do their own fundraising but dont quite make their goal. Recently this was the case at Apollo Beach Elementary School when they had fundraisers and PTA events but couldnt make their goal for computer technology improvements, Lunsford said. So the Foundation gave the school a top off grant that helped it provide projectors and other devices to upgrade the schools room. Some grants are unrestricted, giving the Committee complete control over who gets them. Robert Mohr, also a member of the 12-member Council of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, pointed out that it isnt millionaires that provide most of the grants. Marshall agreed, saying the same thing is true in the Tampa Foundation Our median grant is $68,000 but well take any amount, Mohr said. Ten thousand is the minimum grant amount to have a fund named after you, Mohr said. And the smallest grant awarded is $250. Aside from that, and the restricted and unrestricted regulations, there are few set rules. Because only the interest of the money donated is spent and never the principle, every grant enables more to be given and the fund only grows, Mohr explained. The South Shore grants have more flexibility than Tampa however, because more live donors are in Tampa while the Sun City Center-based organization has benefited from many wills, trusts and annuities. Wills and trusts are a way people can leave legacies in a fieldlike the arts or educationthey have always wanted to help but couldnt during their lifetime, Mohr said. Annuities, however, can provide income while a person is alive and then be designated for a cause after a person dies. Even giving a little can mean a lot, said Marshall. When several people give a little, it leverages the community impact. Nonprofit organizations bring their donors to the Foundation, Lunsford added. They know they can get more help for their causes that way. Although the intent is to help only residents of South County and organizations that help residents who live south of the Alafia River, if a donor specifies he or she wants to leave something to an out-of-state college or possibly and organization that helped them as a youth, that is also possible. Grant money may be divided between several organizations as well, Mohr said. According to McLain, three things that are important are that the Foundation honors the donors PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOEvelyn Lunsford, left, discusses upcoming grants and procedures with officials of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Beverley McClain and Interim Foundation Director, Gene Marshall, seated at right. Although the Foundation has Sun City Center in its name, members want people to know it helps organizations all over South County.Community Foundation%  intent; the Foundation Council stays aware of community needs and that the gifts are perpetual (since only the interest is used.) People need to know their fund will continue to help people on and on after they are no longer with us. To find out more about the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center call (813) 633-6677; send grant applications to P.O. Box 5914 Sun City Center, FL 33571; or visit www.cftampabay.org. Next week: A close-up look at how varied the grants can be February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Perform a few random acts of kindness...almost any kind deed will do, as many times as you can on this day....and every day!

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14 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WELLBORN AMERICAS FINEST CABINETS UP TO 60% OFF SALE 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST! NOW WE BEAT ALL SUPERSTORES ON PRICE & SERVICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE IN UNDER 3 WEEKS 1510 South MacDill Ave.14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.1920 W. Brandon Blvd. ( across from Chilis ) intertwined with poetic images of the unique landscape, he added. In order to give viewers an insight into the dynamic and complex atmosphere of the South County, the film is to investigate the lives of its diverse and eclectic inhabitants, Parker explained. The process intended to reach that end result began with an exercise in identifying key aspects of the region with single-word definitions. From the dozens upon dozens of words contributed by area residents during two community meetings to characterize the area from their perspectives, five emerged as the most frequently mentioned, Parker said. These five identifiers tomato, drive-in, community, migrant and history are the first five themes to be pursued as the video documentary begins to take shape, he added. Therefore, anyone in the area comfortable in front of the camera and able to talk freely about the South Countys role in tomato farming, packing, marketing, about the areas connection to its surviving drive-in theater and its former drive-in eateries, about the sense of community that knits together the areas many small, different communities created by occupational, cultural or locational interests, about the arrival and integration of migrants attracted to the area or about the South Countys rich historical record from the native Indians and first Spanish conquistadors through its farming and ranching colonists to its emergence as contemporary suburbia could become the documentarys first story tellers, the ArtReach director indicated. Cheathams style, Parker noted, is to ask on camera a question or two of the interviewee related to his or her area of knowledge and then figuratively step back, letting the speaker carry the discourse to a logical conclusion. Cheatham also sometimes incorporates techniques pioneered by academy award-winning film maker Errol Morris, Parker said. Morris is a well known and widely recognized feature documentary film maker and director whose work often is not confined by conventional standards. Background shots of sites and settings indicative of the South County landscape currently are being collected, Parker noted. No specific date for wrapping up the local documentary has been set, he added, because to some extent the length and direction of the film will be driven by its content. The film project is being organized by the ArtReach Community Arts Program under sponsorship by the SouthShore Arts Council and the USF School of Art and Art History. Anyone interested in participating can contact Parker via email at Ruskincommunityart@gmail. com. Parker described the documentary as a unique opportunity for South County citizens able to tell a good story past, present or future. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOAs a local documentary film is taking shape becoming the second ArtReach Community Arts project this first project is attracting attention from southbound drivers on U.S. 41. The colorful BLT mural is painted on the north side of the building that formerly housed a barbershop in downtown Ruskin, just south of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. The forthcoming film is expected to feature South County citizens with stories to tell. Documentary%  Its not too late to sign up for family fun at the 2nd Annual Hook N Sink Golf and Fishing Tournament Grand Slam Weekend to benefit the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the local non-profit which provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for abused and homeless women and their children. Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, are full of activities for the whole family, so choose your sport and get signed up now. The weekend begins with a captains meeting and pretournament party Friday night, Feb. 24, complete with food, music and drinks for those registered in the fishing tournament. The meeting will be held at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, and will unveil the tournament rules. Saturday morning, Feb. 25, the catch and release fishing tournament launches at 7:30 a.m. First place adult winner will receive $1,000 cash; second place $750; and third place $250. Winners will be determined by a point system for different varieties of fish, not their size or weight. Registration is $50 per adult and $25 for chil-Fishing, golf tournaments mean family fundren 12 and under which includes a continental breakfast, goodie bag and awards banquet. Virtually every fish in Tampa Bay is included in the points list, even those traditionally considered trash fish. Participants must provide their own digital camera for the scoring. This new points system makes it easy for anyone to win, not just seasoned anglers. On Sunday, Feb. 26, the second leg of the grand slam weekend will tee off at Club Renaissance at 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $65 per person (or $260 per foursome) registration includes green fees, golf cart, heavy hors doeuvres, prizes and awards banquet. The tournament will be a 4-man best ball scramble. All participants will reconvene at Little Harbor for the awards ceremony and banquet Sunday after the golf tournament. The Grand Slam Weekend is sponsored by The Resort and Club at Little Harbor and Ana Banana Fishing Company. For more information and to register, visit the website at www. HookNSink.org. CHARITY GOLF & FISHING TOURNAMENT

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All rebates will be issued in U.S. dollars, in the form of an Ameri can Exp ress Prep aid Rew ard Card. 2 011 Hunter D ougl as. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas, Inc. Camp Bayou fishing cabin gets spring sprucingThank you to the staff from Walden Lake Car Wash and Service Center of Plant City, who volunteered to paint the Camp Bayou Fishing Cabin. This brings the restoration on the second cabin a bit closer to completion. This was accomplished, after learning that someone had stolen the three ladders that had been at the cabins, thanks to Joe Cook of Ruskin who loaned his own ladders for the days work. Pictured (LR): Frank Cummings, Will Rainbolt, Maurice Lamar, Joe Stillitano and Josh Rainbolt.Community planners may pioneer a new approach locallyBy MELODY JAMESON%  Considering application of a still novel approach, citizen community planners in the Little Manatee River area may chart new ground as they move into a second phase aimed at creating guidelines for future development south of Ruskin. If they apply the concepts of SmartCode as part of their community planning, Phase II, the group that hashed out various aspects of their Little Manatee South plan to reach agreement by consensus just two years ago will generate this time a situation unique among the eight South County communities which have completed plans designed to guide development of their areas in future decades. About 25 Sun City and Sundance area residents along with representatives of owners holding substantial acreages for future development sat down last week with Pedro Parra, a professional planner on The Planning Commission staff, to discuss pros and cons of SmartCode, one of the latest innovations in the world of plan making, as they embark on a continuation of their planning process. Of the eight South County plans completed and added to Hillsboroughs Comprehensive Plan over the last 10 years, two communities Riverview and Ruskin have continued the process to produce, in addition, downtown business district concepts that ultimately became part also of the countys land use code. In so doing, the two communities further defined key geographic locations in their plans and enhanced applicable rezoning restrictions. The Little Manatee South planners now are moving in a similar direction, but with a few twists. A nine-member implementation group composed of mixed Little Manatee South local homeowners and large acreage holders has asked The Planning Commission professionals for help in getting a follow-up process in place that would include use of SmartCode. Unlike the additional phases in the Ruskin and Riverview planning, the second LMS phase would involve engagement of a consultant expert in such finely-tuned planning at an estimated cost of $180,000. Like the Ruskin and Riverview outcomes, the completed LMS, Phase II, would be aimed at inclusion in the land development code. SmartCode, originally fashioned by the firm of Andres Duany, an internationally renowned but forcefully aggressive and sometimes disputed community planning professional, is defined as a unified land development template for planning and urban design. Duany, known for designing many award-winning communities, including Seaside, Florida, was engaged as a Hillsborough County consultant several years ago to assist with producing the Apollo Beach community plan which was done by the charette method in a matter of weeks. Some AB residents still complain today that their plan is defective. The SmartCode approach folds zoning, subdivision regulations, urban design and basic architectural standards into a single compact document. It is a form-based code rather than a use-based code, emphasizing more the control of form, with lesser emphasis on controlling land uses. Urban form features regulated under SmartCode include lot widths, block sizes, building setbacks, building heights, location of parking, placement of buildings on lots, and the like. While conventional zoning categories are based on different land uses, SmartCode zones are based on rural-urban characteristics and designed to create complete human habitats. A Duany principle has been that cities and towns should be composed of series of walkable neighborhoods. Some mixed uses are allowed in all SmartCode categories. SmartCode is designed to be calibrated by professional planners, architects and attorneys. Cities that have adopted SmartCode include Petaluma, California, for its downtown district in 2003, the City of Miami citywide in 2010, and Montgomery, Alabama, as a parallel option to its conventional zoning code during the same decade. Not all members among the LMS citizen planners have been completely supportive of the Phase II planning process prospect. Ralph Greenlee, a Sundance resident active in its HOA, raised several concerns last week. He questioned whether funds for the consultant could be raised in the present economic conditions and suggested that only consensus agreement would be the satisfactory standard imposed in the second phase of planning. Responses came from Will Redd, the implementation group chairman as well as representative for Deseret Farms, an agricultural arm of the Mormon Church which holds considerable acreage in the area, and from Parra. Redd told the group and Parra that he believes the estimated funding needed in the $180,000 neighborhood could be managed. And Parra said after the session that the funds would be forwarded to the county administration which, in turn, would issue requests for proposals from a list of knowledgeable consultants, eventually engaging the consultant to work with the citizen planners through requested changes to the land use code stemming from the second phase of planning. As for applying consensus as a method for attaining agreement, Parra explained that the objective in Phase II planning would be ensuring consistency with the communitys plan as drafted, approved and adopted. Consensus was appropriate for reaching mutual acceptance among the citizens involved in initial planning, he noted, but could not be mandated as a standard when the different objective of ensuring consistency with what already has been agreed to is the desired result. The group is expected to reassemble for continued discussion in mid-March. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPEDRO PARRA

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Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates. The needed resources are endless! Diabetes Support Group. Please join Rachelle Hatcher, LPN, Comprehensive Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. South Bay Hospital Presents: Shirley Allen, MS RD/RDLD, Registered Dietitian at South Bay Hospital will present Nutrients for Brain Health Cancer Support Group. Dr. Craig Amshell from Absolute Surgical Specialists and Dr. Randy Kahn from Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology along with Gregg Mazza from BrightStar Lifecare will be facilitating this group for you. Attend and learn about the most innovative technologies available to ght and prevent cancer. If you are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or know someone who might be facing this disease, be sure to attend this group that will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month.Tues., Feb. 28 Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department and Sun Towers Retirement Community present: Senior Consumer Fraud Protection & Awareness Expo at Kings Point, Borini Theater. All SCC residents welcome! Learn how to protect yourself! Attorney General Pam Bondis of ce with Seniors vs Crime, AARP, AAA, Elder Affairs, Adult Protective Services, BrightStar Lifecare, Attorney Lee Carr II, Lieutenant John Womer from the Florida Dept of Financial Services. Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department and Sun Towers Retirement Community Learn how to protect yourself! Attorney General Pam Bondis of ce with Seniors vs Crime, AARP, AAA, Elder Affairs, Adult Protective Services, BrightStar Lifecare, Attorney Lee Benefit supports Paws for PatriotsRolling Thunder FL Chapter 11 presents $10,000 raised from the 2011 event. From left: Jim Linesberry, President; Fran Harrison, event coordinator; Titus Herman, Chief Executive Officer Southeastern Guide Dogs; LtCol Kathy Champion and trusted companion Angel, event chairman.Rolling Thunders 2012 Paws For Patriots Benefit Ride and Rally brings riders from four directions north: Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey; south: Manatee River Harley-Davidson, Bradenton; east: Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park, Tampa; west: Jims Harley-Davidson, St. Petersburg to rally at Quaker Steak and Lube, Pinellas Park. Registration at the four starting points begins at 9:30 a.m. and kick stands up (KSU) at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Rally activities include an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. with introduction of honored guests, exhibits, classic car show, guide dog puppies, vendors, raffle prizes and 50/50. Music by Modern Mayhem with special guest appearance of international singer/ songwriter Theresa Sareo.Rolling Thunder is a National organization focused on educating the public about the POW/MIA issue. On a local level they support a variety of veterans charities. Their operating budget is minimal as they are an all-volunteer organization. Their total donations for 2011 amounted to more than $30,000 to the following charities: for families of severely injured patients at James Haley VA Hospital; Foundation providing scholarships and educational assistance to children of our fallen warriors; Veterans Stand-down; ational therapy for long-term VA hospital patients; and former POWs; veterans; honoring local severely injured servicemen or women; mas Party; Memorial Park; veterans interred at Bushnell and Bay Pines National Cemeteries; Jim Linesberry, President of Rolling Thunder FL Chapter 11 said, Our 2011 event raised $10,000 through the generosity and support of riders and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. This donation provided two visually impaired veterans with a 26-day on-campus training session. Our goal for 2012 is to match that and hopefully raise enough funds to sponsor a third veteran.February 20 is Cherry Pie Day. Cherry pie is Americas 2nd most popular pie, eclipsed only by apple pie. Staged auto accidents decreased by 62 percentCrackdown on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) fraud or staged auto accidents yields dramatic results in just the first six months in Hillsborough County, Florida. Today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Countys Consumer Protection Agency are releasing numbers spotlighting a 62 percent decrease in staged auto accidents and questionable insurance claims. This is the first report since passage of the Hillsborough County PIP Medical Providers Ordinance last September. The Ordinance regulates questionable clinics by requiring them to register with the County and maintain consistent business practices. The affects of the PIP Ordinance are undeniable. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, staged auto accidents have decreased from 2010 to 2011 in the County by 62 percent, much of this occurring since the passage of the Ordinance. The Hillsborough Consumer Protection Agency reports that nearly half of the disputed clinics have closed; 79 within one month of the Ordinances passage, while 32 more closed soon after. Another 22 percent have applied for exemptions or licenses. The NICB also reports a dramatic decrease in questionable insurance claims. In 2010, there was an average of forty questionable claims per month; in 2011, that number dropped to nearly zero. County Commissioner Kevin Beckner spearheaded efforts to pass the PIP Medical Providers Ordinance, pulling together experts from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, NICB, and the Fraud Alert Team, a national insurance fraud advocacy group. These results speak volumes about the success of this Ordinance and the positive impact it is having on our community, Commissioner Beckner said. It is my hope that this will serve as a model for other counties and communities across the state to combat the financially devastating impact of PIP Insurance Fraud. The Hillsborough County PIP Medical Providers Ordinance is the first of its kind passed in the state of Florida to tackle the problem of PIP fraud. The problem of staged accidents has plagued Florida and the Tampa Bay area in particular. Hillsborough County had become ground zero for staged auto accidents in Florida, directly contributing to higher car insurance premiums for Hillsborough County drivers and causing significant public safety issues. The goal is lower car insurance rates for Hillsborough County residents. By cracking down on these corrupt individuals we can reduce insurance fraud and hopefully make Hillsborough County a more affordable place to live. Commissioner Beckner concluded. Square dancers honor their SweetheartsThe Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club will honor their sweethearts at a Sweetheart Mainstream/Plus Square Dance Friday, Feb. 17. Members will provide their favorite sweets and appropriate beverages will also be served. Special dances, along with the clubs regular Friday dances are held in the SCC Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. There will not be a dance on Friday, Feb. 24, and Friday, March 2. For more information call Geri at 633-9742 or Leah 633-3986.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 17Letter to the Editor before afterJohn V Dunne, MD, FACS In Office Procedure 813.634.9260Insurance Accepted SUN CITY CENTER Sunhill Medical Arts Bldg. Why Go Anywhere Else?Let a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein SpecialistEliminate Your Ugly Veins! 50 QUALITY DEALERS GLASS/ CRYSTAL REPAIR, JEWELRY REPAIR & GOLD BUYER ON SITE Antique Appraisal Fair Sat. Feb. 18th 10am til 3pm47th Annual Service Club Manatee Convention & Civic Center, Palmetto, FloridaPreview Gala Friday, February 17Saturday, February 18Admission: Friday Preview Gala Advance: at the door Gala Tickets good for the entire weekend. Saturday or Sunday $6 at the door Ticket good for both days. William Duece Hulett Denise Looney ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! ATTENTION Contractors: 42 Round Table Set Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock Check out our selection of tools & supplies www.TampaCrossties.com 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Steps NEWwww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 02/25/12 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 Savings should help save HCIDear Editor: Once again the Florida Department of Corrections is taking steps to close the Hillsborough Correctional Institution, the only faith-based/character prison for females in the state. The projected savings in moving the women to other prisons overlook important considerations. Work squads have saved the county upwards of $300,000 and another squad has been requested. Also, cost analysis totally ignores the remarkable low recidivism rate, the lowest in the state. Were more inmates to revert to crime in a different environment, the cost to society in dollars and human suffering, could easily outweigh any supposed benefits. Jessie Bush Sun City Center An Interfaith Council $2500 grant was used to purchase school logo t-shirts for Reddick Elementary students to help promote a sense of caring, identity, and school spirit. Reddick Principal J. Thomas Roth and teacher Lucy Sharpe told stories about the tremendous effect the shirts have had on the students, the teaching staff, and parents in promoting school pride in their community. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Reddick Elementary School (Wimauma) Principal, J. Thomas Roth (left) and English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Lucy Sharpe (right) thank members of the SCC Interfaith Council for a $2500 grant. Interfaith Council helps Reddick Elementary promote school prideNearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard working volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza (behind the Bon Worth Store) and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. noon. Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open or they be left in the drop box. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling 813-6429099. For more information www. interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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18 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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! AT HOME AUTO CARE Distributor Master Certied Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsVW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635 $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars.+ tax & S.S.We service and repair all makes and models including: Kiwanis Spaghetti DinnerThe Kiwanis Club of SouthShore will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser on Thursday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The $10 ticket price includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, roll, dessert and drink (BYOB) plus entertainment by the fantastic Dueling Pianos. Tickets are available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.noon, at the Atrium Kiosk. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis Youth Programs. For more information, call Helen Halm 633-9065. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYPowerPoint: Introduction, ClipArt and AutoShapes Thursday, Feb. 16 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professionallooking presentation. Adding text boxes, ClipArt and AutoShapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Book Discussion: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Thursday, Feb. 16 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, Feb. 21 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Newspaper Resources: Following the Lead Tuesday, Feb. 21 1 to 2 p.m. Learn how to sift through newspaper sources for those all important, but often overlooked, clues to your familys heritage with Genealogy Detective, Debra Fleming. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogy Society. eBooks and eReaders Tuesday, Feb. 21 6 to 7 p.m. Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium Digital Cameras, MP3s and More! Wednesday, Feb. 22 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn to transfer media from CDs and digital cameras to your PC. Learn about creating MP3s and MP3 players. Registration for this program is available when the Library opens at 10 a.m. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Feb. 22 1 to 3 p.m. Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) will provide free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Feb. 22 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is requited 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. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 22 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Join the whos who of Tampa Bays elite chefs and sign up to participate in the Child Abuse Councils 3rd Annual Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay event, to be held at the A La Carte Pavilion on March 26. Do you know a wonderful chef? The Child Abuse Council (CAC) is currently seeking applicants to participate in this one-of-a-kind annual event. Up to twenty five of Tampa Bays premier chefs will participate in this culinary adventure, competing side by side to take home the coveted Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay trophy. Many will try and only one will win are you the next Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay? This event gives chefs complete freedom to create a dining experience like no other. With no prior restraints or requirements, Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay encourages chefs to channel their inner creativity to design everything from menu to dcor. Each chef prepares tableside a five course meal with accompanying Are you Tampa Bays Top Chef?wines (or other libations) for a table of 12 or 15 people. Chefs also provide their own linens, china, centerpieces and more to create a world within the venue specific to each chefs unique vision. Participating chefs provide an auction item to help raise much needed funds for the Child Abuse Council. The chef that raises the most money for the CAC will be named Top Philanthropic Chef of the Year Tampa Bay and recognized the evening of the event. Returning this year as Master of Ceremonies is media personality Jack Harris from AM Tampa Bay. If you think your culinary skills are a cut-above the rest, visit the Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay website at www.topcheftampabay. org to learn more about the event, print a copy of the chef application and see an up-to-date list of participating chefs and restaurants. Perspective chefs may also contact Development Director, Maria Lewis, at (813) 673-4646 x224 for any other questions or event information. Since 1977, the Child Abuse Council has worked to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through prevention and family education programs. We envision a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence. For more information on the CAC, please visit www. childabusecouncil.com. Childrens Festival to be held at USFLearning is WonderBull! is the theme of the University of South Florida College of Educations annual Childrens Festival, slated for Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages can interact with small, tame animals at the Busch Gardens Live booth and enjoy a variety of other fun-filled learning activities. The Childrens Festival is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the unreserved spaces surrounding the College of Education (Lot 1). The Childrens Festival at the USF College of Education was launched 33 years ago, in 1979, held annually through 1996 and attended by thousands of Tampa Bay area children and their families, who participated in approximately 100 learning activities sponsored by classes, clubs and organizations. The festival was revived in 2006.

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16 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 19 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights February 16-22Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, and learn some new techniques with watercolor crayons. All abilities are welcome. Limit 20. For children in grades 1-5 is a special crime-fighting program. Use the clues, fingerprints, secret codes and CSI techniques to see if you can solve this Library mystery. 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. For grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screenplays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create an art project with our art instructor. Come for an afternoon of creativity and fun. Limit 20. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers with stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. 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. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. These afternoon art classes will explore painting, drawing or printing. Limit 20. Teens and adults will have an interesting art lesson creating a painting with acrylic paint. Join art educator Phyllis Alexandroff. All levels of abilities welcome. Limit 20. *Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Event funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.Scholarship funds available for Apollo Beach graduatesThe Scholarship Committee of the Apollo Beach Womans Club is accepting applications for college scholarships made possible through the clubs yearly fundraising. To be eligible, the graduating high school senior must live in Apollo Beach (zip code 33572). Recipients must attend a Florida accredited twoor a four-year college or university and meet the criteria set up by the committee. The application and the criteria will be available at East Bay and Lennard High Schools Career and College Guidance Counselors offices by mid-February. It is available now on the clubs website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com. Awards to each recipient will be $500 for a student attending a two-year Florida College and $1000 if attending a four-year Florida college/university. Current recipients may apply for a renewal $500 scholarship. The scholarship awards will be selected in April and presented to the recipient at the clubs May Membership Luncheon. The scholarship application must be completed and mailed to be received no later than Friday, March 16, to be considered. Contact information is listed on the criteria sheet. For more information, email apollobeach5@gmail.com. The ABWC Scholarship Committee is chaired by Jeanette Doyle and her committee members are Judy Peck, ABWC Club President, Sharon Vasquez, 2d VP of Membership, Marcia Ward, Judy Motta, Sylvia Gordon and Beverly Fletchall.Scholarship applications availableThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will again award a $500 scholarship to a senior high school girl who has volunteered in the community. The scholarship application can be found at www.thebjwc. com. Print the application, supply a 500-word essay on your most rewarding volunteer experience, list your community service, college goals, and provide two letters of recommendation. Applications have to be postmarked on or before Sunday, April 1. If you have any questions, contact Donna at (813) 244-4758 or email donna.johnsongriffin@gmail. com.Buzbee-McGriff reunion plannedThe Buzbee-McGriff reunion will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St., Ruskin. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to come and share food, fun and fellowship. You are asked to bring your favorite covered dish along with recipes and memorabilia to share. The playground is available for the youngsters to play. The inside game room is not available. For more information or questions, call Tracey Buzbee at 6450354 or Terri Buzbee at 645-3896.55+ basketball league forming Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for adults 50+ years old to compete in a 5-on-5 Full Court Adult Basketball League at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. The games will be played from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from MarchMay. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 6. A $10 registration fee includes trophies for the winning team. For more information, call Joe Soletti, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at (813) 744-5871.

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20 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The depth of mans questioning is more important than his answers. Andr Malraux 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. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor Area Obituaries h Are you ready to listen?God is speaking in your own spiritual language a language you can hearCome to a FREE talk:God is Speaking Are We Listening? by Jill Grimes, practitioner of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of LectureshipFlorida Room, SCC CA Building N. Pebble Beach at Cherry Hills Drive(945-D North Course Lane) Sun City Center Harry E. HoopesHarry E. Hoopes, age 97, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2012. Born in Ventnor City, NJ to the late William Eldredge Hoopes and Mary Royal Hoopes, he moved to Pennsville, NJ in 1942 and resided there until 1996 before moving to Florida. He retired from DuPont Chambers Works, Deepwater, NJ, in 1975. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie Carr Hoopes in 1996, and brothers, Richard R. Hoopes and Thomas C. Hoopes. He is survived by a son, Richard C. Hoopes and wife Barbara of Pennsville, NJ, a daughter, Eileen M. Disbrow and husband Russell with whom he resided in Sun City Center. He is also survived by grandchildren, Christine Ayares (Mark), Theresa Neiling (Ron) of Pennsville, NJ; Robert Robinson (Marie) of Aldan, PA; Randall Robinson of Hamilton, NJ; and David Robinson (Heidi) of Pennsville, NJ and many great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by extended family, Stephanie (Richard) Atkinson of Cape Coral, FL and Tracey (Glenn) Gralley of Carneys Point, NJ and their children. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. 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.lifepathhospice.org (Sun City Center Hospice House) or the Sun City Center Library.Robert M. EkkerRobert M. Ekker, 89, passed away January 25, 2012 at his home in Inverness, Florida. Bob was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Gardenville, Florida. Bob served in WWII at Ledo, India where he worked on the railroad. He was the owner of Ekk-Will Tropical Fish Farm in Gibsonton, Florida. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rita, and survived by his son, Chuck (Joann), Elijay, Georgia, daughter, Donna Allmond, Sun City Center, Florida, and son, Ray, Floral City, Florida, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bob enjoyed fishing in the local lakes and continues to hold the 1984 worlds record for a 12 lb 9 oz bass caught on a fly rod in Lake Tsala Apopka. At his request no services will be held. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, FL 34667. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God reigns!Isaiah 52:7Unitarian Universalists announce upcoming eventsFeb. 16 The Unitarian Universalists of Sun City Center are pleased to be led down The Yellow Brick Road this week, by the Rev. Don Beaudreault. His poetic and prose writings have appeared in newspapers, journals, and books. Known as a jazz pianist, he has performed numerous concerts for charitable causes. Don is an openly gay parent of two adult daughters. Don describes his theological perspective as mystical humanist and says of his concept of ministry: I serve a church. I do not work for it. Ministry for me is a calling, not a job. Feb. 23 Melody Jameson The League of Women Voters, what it is and what it has accomplished. A warm welcome awaits you and will temp your interest. Join them for coffee and conversation 7 p.m., in the Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information call 813-633-2349.Friendship Baptist to host movie nightFriendship Baptist Church is staying busy as usual. Saturday, February 11 they enjoyed their annual Valentines Dinner complete with a spaghetti dinner, a dessert buffet and games with prizes. Coming up at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1511 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center Movie Night will be hosted by FBC and everyone is invited. The movie of the month is Wildfire. Refreshments will be served during the intermission.Trinity Baptist Church to host concertTrinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center will host the South Shore Concert Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The band, under the direction of Ken Easton, brings a breath of fresh air with a variety of music from Bach to Hoagy Carmichael. Admission is free, all are welcome and a love offering will be taken. For more information call 634-4228.Simmons Loop Baptist Church to host runSimmons Loop Baptist Church is sponsoring a 5k family fun run for missions, Whatever it Takes starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, FL Registration is $5 per participant and no more than $25 per family. Donations will be accepted to support Southern Baptist North American Missionaries. For more information call run coordinator Wanda Carlton at 813-735-7529.Jerrell Pete JohnsonJerrell Pete Johnson, 77, of Ruskin passed away peacefully on January 24, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorene, several stepdaughters and grandchildren. He retired from Gardinier, was an avid hunter and a member of the NRA. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Clarence and Alena Skeet Johnson and his son, Jerrell Johnson. He was a kind man and will be sadly missed.Shirley Ann McCormick Peterson GingeryShirley Ann McCormick Peterson Gingery of Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center, FL, died Feb. 4 2012. Shirley was born March 16, 1921 in Fairmount, IN, and graduated from Fairmount High School and Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She married John William Peterson in 1956 in Ann Arbor, MI. He now lives in Salem OR. John and Shirley have two children Susan Arbor and William. Divorced in 1976, Shirley married Joseph William Gingery in 2003. She and Joe took a four-month cruise around the world and trips to Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia, a cruise down the Danube River to the Black Sea, and a cruise to Alaska to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of sister Phyllis and her husband Jack. Shirley worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Pasadena, CA; at the School of Social Work and other departments of the University of Michigan; for the Unitarian Church in Orlando, FL, and Florida State University and the State of Florida in Tallahassee, FL, before retiring to Sun City Center. At Freedom Plaza, she was a member of the Writers Group and the Artists League. Shirley was a member of the Friends Church in Fairmount, Richmond, and Pasadena and a Unitarian in Ann Arbor, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Sun City Center Shirley is predeceased by her parents Wyatt and Edna (nee McKelleb) McCormick, three sisters: Mary Marjorie, who died shortly after birth, Ruth Sappenfield, and Marjorie Shaffer, two sisters-in-law: Beverly (first wife of Paul) and Charris McCormick (wife of Edward), three brothers-in-law: Bud Little (Patricia), Bill Sappenfield (Ruth), and Donald Shaffer (Marjorie), and one step-son, Nelson Gingery. continued at top of page Shirley Ann McCormick Peterson Gingery continuedSurvivors include husband, Joseph William; three brothers: Edward, James (Lois), and Paul (Linda); two sisters: Patricia Little (Don Peck) and Phyllis Banther (Jack); and two other brothers-in-law: Robert (Betty) Gingery, and Richard (June) Gingery; two children: Susan Annette Arbor of Salem, OR, and William (Bill) Theodore Peterson (Barbara Hollonquest) of Marietta, GA, and two grandchildren: Zenaida Elena Peterson of Simmons College, Boston, MA, and Zephaniah William Johnson Peterson of Marietta, GA, five step-sons: Walter, of Seattle, WA; Joel, of Plymouth, MN; Robben (Sandy) of Rio Rancho, NM; Lars (Sherry Rasmussen), of Chicago, IL, and Andrew (Wei Liu), of Brookline, MA, and several nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza at 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 21 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 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. .............................Sanctuary (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. U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday ..................................................................12 noon Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 RUMC sponsors chicken dinnerThe Ruskin United Methodist Church from 4 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 105 4th Ave. NW will be serving a chicken dinner. The dinner will feature mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, salad, dessert, and a drink for $6.Immersive Ash Wednesday service plannedThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will be celebrating their annual Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Creason Hall. This special service that ushers in the Christian 40day season of Lent will celebrate the day with song, prayer and video as well as a time of hands on reflection. Entitled A Service of Creed, Confession and Cleansing, those assembled will first focus on the Apostles Creed in both English and Latin, move into a time of personal and corporate confession, and conclude with a cleansing ritual from which each parishioner will be given a glass stone to remind them of their Lenten journey ahead. The service is open to all and ashes will be imposed on those wishing to receive them at the end of the service. Special music will be provided by Amanda and Jeff Jordan, worship leaders at the church. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com.Sun City Chamber Players to perform Music of the MastersThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present the Sun City Chamber Players performing Music of the Masters at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 in the church sanctuary. The Sun City Chamber Players are proud to welcome world class violin soloist Michael Jorgensen from Cincinnati, Ohio to perform two concerts in Florida with the Sun City Chamber Players. As 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 just $5/person and can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert. For more information about this concert, call Shawn Snider at 941-323-9434 or visit the Sun City Chamber Players Webpage: www.suncitychamberplayers.com For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com.Suncoast Trio to give concert at Prince of PeaceThe Suncoast Trio will give a 90 minute concert at the Prince of Peace, beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18. The talented trio consists of Kathryn Master, flute, Christopher Schnell, cello and Joyce Valentine, piano. If you enjoy chamber music you will not want to miss this event. The concert is open to the public and a suggested donation of $10 can be made at the door. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information contact the parish office at 813-634-2328.Girls of Steppin Stone to performSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center will host an entertaining program presented by Girls From Steppin Stone Farm at 6 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 26. The program is free and the public is invited. Steppin Stone Farm is a Christian residential home for at-risk or troubled teenage girls that offers help for parents with problem teenage girls. The Farm is registered with the state of Florida and located on a beautiful 85 acre tract of land with the Alafia River cutting through the middle of the property. They participate as a full member of the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies. Their program offers counseling within a Christian environment and includes activities such as year round academics, 4-H with plants and animals, homemaking projects, chorus, interpretive dance, and art projects. More information on Steppin Stone Farm is available on their website, steppinstonefarm. org. For more information call the church office at 813-634-1252.60 years seated L to R: Helen Schuster, Marilyn Bristol, Kitty Talcott and Blanche Jensen; standing L to R:Don Schuster, Charles Bristol, Charles Talcott, and Jerry Jensen. 63 and 64 years seated L to R: Joyce Roeding, Carolyn Schultes, Rosabelle Timm and Muriel Rackliff; standing L to R: Howard Roeding, Louis Schultes, Richard Timm and Roger RackliffWedding Anniversary SundayAnniversary Sunday is a very special day at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Forty two couples celebrating their 50th, 60th, or 60 plus wedding anniversaries this year were recognized and honored during the service. The women were adorn with corsages and the men boutonnires and group pictures were taken. Following the service, delicious wedding cupcakes were served, and the congregation congratulated and visited with the couples. The Deacons visited the couples unable to attend surprising them with cupcakes and flowers. A joyous day!

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Winter and spring are prime cruising months, but Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to read all of the fine print before signing up for a special cruise deal. In 2011, BBB received more than 1,300 complaints nationally against cruises. While many cruise deals are legitimate, there are always those sneaky few that end up sucking thousands of dollars from victims. BBB is urging consumers to be cautious of unsolicited mail with offers of free or discounted cruises. Many times, the scheme begins with numerous e-mails, postcards, and other mailings trying to get you to call in order to claim your free cruise, said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. Gather as much information as you can about the business, and ask a lot of questions before signing on the dotted line. BBB and CruiseCritic.com recommend the following tips to consumers who are looking to book a cruise getaway: Dont be a victim. Oftentimes, vacation scammers will use highpressure sales tactics and make you feel coerced to buy the limited-time deal on the spot. A reputable business or travel agent will provide any information that you request, and give you time to decide before booking a vacation. Always check the business first. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Before giving a business any personal information, check out their BBB Business Review at www.bbb.org/search. Consumers can also contact the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for information on finding a reputable travel agent. Pay with a credit card. For your best protection against a dishonest seller of travel, always pay for your cruise fare -both the initial deposit and the final payment -with a major credit card such as Mastercard, Visa or American Express. If problems arise, you may be able to dispute the charges with your credit card company. Important note: This protection may not apply to those using debit or check cards; its important to confirm policies with your issuing bank before you charge. Ensure your money is in the right hands. After youve made a payment, review your credit card or bank statement and make sure that any applicable charges originate directly with the cruise line, not with the travel agency. That way, youll know that the cruise line has definitely received your money. If you must pay by check or money order, it should be made payable to the cruise line -not to the agency or to an individual. Get proper confirmation of your booking. Insist on getting the actual cruise lines confirmation numbers, not just a confirmation number from your agency. Not only will you then know that your information and money is in the right hands, but youll also be able to pre-reserve shore excursions, restaurant reservations and spa appointments (where available) on the cruise lines website. Dont be afraid to ask lots of questions. Before signing on the dotted line make sure all of the details have been clearly outlined and the pricing has been thoroughly explained. Double check whether there are hidden cancellation fees, port charges, or insurance processing fees that havent been covered. Consider investing in travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide protection in the event of an accident, an illness, lost luggage, or a canceled or interrupted trip, among other things. Follow the same steps outlined here when buying travel insurance. For more consumer tips you can trust, visit www.bbb.org/us/bbbnews. About BBB Serving West FloridaAs 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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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 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 16, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 115 LostLOST & FoundOUNDAA set of dentures were found on A Apollo Beach G Golf Course on Jan. 28. Please claim them at the Pro S Shop or call 813645-6212 Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices Quality Wicker & Rattan Furniture HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEHuge yard sale. T T hursday 2/16 8:am4pm F F riday 2/17 8am-3pm. D D estiny Church, 2322 11th AAve SESE, RRuskin Moving sale. F Feb. 18 & 19, 9am-? 304 4th A Ave.., S SW, R Ruskin. F Fenton glass & other collectibles.A Almost 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 donateNeptune Village Penny Sale 2525 GGulf City RRd., RRuskin. SSaturday, F Feb. 18, 9am-1pm. Coffee, lunch. donations, baked goods, treasures. D Drawings starts at 1pm. EEveryone welcome!S Saturday, F Feb. 18, 8am-noon. 2332 W. D D el Webb Blvd., S S CC. Couch, TV TV stand, lamps, pictures, baskets & misc. items. RUSKIN WOMANS CLUBAnnual Bazaar & Rummage Sale503 S. Tamiami Trail Ruskin Friday & Saturday Feb. 24 & 25 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Homemade Assorted Bake Sale Come and enjoy some home cookingBlack Beans and Yellow Rice Collard Green Soup (Fri. only) Spanish Bean Soup Cuban Sandwiches LL ittle Manatee S S prings A A nnual Park wide (50+) yard sale. 3 1/2 miles south of S SCC on 301. S Saturday 2/18, 8am1pm. Watch for balloons/ signs.. Please N No large trucks or trailer until after sale. Beverages, donuts, hotdogs available.Estate/ GGarage Sale F Friday & SSaturday, 8am-1pm. 1702 Wedge Court, SSCC. Metal porch furniture, large picnic table w/ 4 benches, Bakers rack, TThomasville dining set, hutch, LRLR chairs, exercise equipment, SSpinet piano, wicker bedroom set, Mahogany side tables, lamps, refrigerator, pressure washer, tools, air conditioner, 8,000 watt generator, vintage chairs, braided rugs, glassware, pictures, linens, clothing & collectibles. Park on LLa olla near EEl RRancho. Holiday Palms RV RV Parks annual parkwide sale. 424 19th A Ave., NE NE, R Ruskin. Bake sale & lunch available. 8am-?T Thursday, 2/16, 8am-1pm. E Entire street of yard sales. Oakmont D D r., S S CC. T T ools, for everyone. 1226 V Valley F Forge Blvd., S SCC. F Friday & S S aturday, 9am-1pm. Kitchen, pet, household misc. AA little of everything.G G reenbriar E E ntire neighborhood sale. F Friday & S Saturday, F Feb. 24 & 25, 8am2pm. SR SR 674 to S S. Pebble Beach Blvd., 1 mile down & take a right. Parking on one side of the street only. Yard sale. F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-1pm. Washer, dryer, TV TV s, furniture, tapes, DVD DVD s, store pictures. 105 L L a Jolla A Ave., SSCCR R iver Oak Park sale. S S omething for everyone. 201 S S tephens R R d., R R uskin. Past D D ooley G G roves. S S aturday, F F eb. 18, 8am-2pm. 311 AuctionsUCTIONSAAuction. E Elks L Lodge, 1630 Hwy 41 S S. R Ruskin. T Thursday, F Feb. 16. Preview at 6pm. A Auction starts 6:30pm. 813-4030069 AAB1230AAU3055312 EstateSTATE SaALesESLLast of the estate sales Above The Rest Come see what a $1 will buy. 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. 813-6335013 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 314 AntiNTIQuesUES/CoOLLectiECTIBLeEWanted: V Vintage carnival glass 19071920. F F enton, D D ugan, N N orthwood, Millersberg, I Imperial. Call Carl 813-8991993 or 813-625-0927330 FurnitureURNITUREGG reen microfiber couch & love seat in good condition $400 for both. 813633-7628 331 AppPPLiancesIANCESGEGE Profile side by side refrigerator, Bisque, 36x69.5 $300. Maytag dishwasher, Bisque $100 Both in excellent shape. 813-260-3660. DDelivery $25. 354 MedicaEDICALWheelchair, remote, Jazzy 1143, used very little. N No room to keep. $450 obo, new $3,500 .813-260-3669 Hover round chair, new battery, runs perfectly $750 as is. G G o G G o S S cooter $400. E E xcellent manual wheel chair $50. Please call between 9am-3pm. 813-633-0050 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSBBogey BBills GGolf 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 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINS(will pay as well or more than hotel/ motel buyers, depending on market) Dont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS TOPS Sale2 for 1 on allwomens topsPlus, the secret sale FRIDAY, FEB. 179 a.m. to 2 p.m. 403 LaJolla Ave., SCCSofas, occasional chairs, lamps, tables, dining table, China cabinet, double bed set, twin beds, TV, chests, Singer Featherweight sewing machine, refrigerator, washer and dryer, computer, ladies clothing, linens, kitchenware, China and glass, dinette with castered chairs. EVERYTHING IN NICE, CLEAN CONDITION. Also, Club Car Golf Cart 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 PARK ON S OF S O B2002 Acura 3.2 TL, 4-Door; Furniture: Dining Room and Dinette Tables w/Chairs, Sleep-by-Number Queen Bed (3 mos. old), Sofas, Loveseats, Desks w/Chairs, Yamaha Electric Organ, Patio Furniture, Mobility Chair, Entry Table, Black Lacquer Bedroom Furniture, Server; Collectables: Hager Clocks, Barrett Shaw Art; Miscellaneous: Lots of Manual & Electric Tools, Golf Equipment & Books, Fishing Equipment; Vintage Jewelry (Gold & Sterling); Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales Your best A Advertising Buy!T The Observer NNews NETTIES ESTATE SALES1806 Allegheny Dr., SCC(off West Del Webb)Fri. & Sat., Feb. 17 & 187 a.m. to noonPLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMES. Contents include: High Top Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Lexington Office Desk, Computer & Computer Desk, Bookcases, Office Chairs, Loveseat Sleeper Sofa, Matching Sofa, Loveseat & Chair w/Ottoman, Large Painting, Vintage Barrel Table, Glass & Brass Coffee, and Lamp Tables, Large Screen Toshiba TV & Cabinet, Liquor Cabinet, 2 Twin Bedroom Sets, Household & Garage Items, Tools, Fishing Gear, Generator, and Much More. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. See you there!

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FEBRUARY 16, 2012 THEE SHOPPERER RERENTA ALS600 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 REAREAL EESTA A TEE500 M.H. HOUUSING550 PRROFF SERER VICEES650 511 hoHOUsSEsS FoOR sSAlLE 360 golGOLF cCARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MiscISC. FoFOR SAlLELennox 3.5 ton AC condenser & air handler/ gas furnace. 7yrs old $600 Call Chris in Riverview, 813-604-2316 MARARINEE400 425 SlipsLIPS oOR StoTORAgGEStorage RRameys BBusiness 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. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 462 MotoOTOR HomOMEsS/RR VsS1996 21ft Born Free F-350, 460 engine, self contained, generator, excellent condition $11,500 obo. 813-677-5143 565 M.H. inIN PARKsS access. Completely furnished, move-in ready, screened room & carport. Riverview $6,000 obo. 813-234-3667 Holiday Palms RV Park. Trailer with Florida room lot 11. $5,500 includes everything. 989-255-6244 3br/2ba, approx 1700sf. Fleetwood in Hacienda MH Park. 10811 Los Olas Dr., Riverview, 10x16 shed, large carport. 813-671-4090 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......................... $31,200 610 WAt TERFRontONT RREntNT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit. No pets. 813-863-6123 1br/1ba condo $695 monthly. Excellent covered carport. Pool & tennis. Boat lift available. Call 813-634-0609 611 HoOUsSEsS FoOR REntNT3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly, plus $950 security deposit. 813-482-6374 One bedroom plus loft. 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Includes washer/ dry er, cable, water, bus to door, clubhouse, more! $650 monthly 813-633-8083 614 DDUplPLEX FoOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 615 Townhom OWNHOMEsS FoOR REntNTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. No dogs. Call 813677-8701. Available now630 M.H. RREntNT AlsLSOne bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 FFor RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Ruskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. 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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 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? Your neighborhood printer &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 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 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 CAREFREE LIVING IN SUN CITY CENTER! This beautiful, spotless, move-in ready 2BR/2BA 2-car garage Nassau model has been well taken care of and meticulously maintained with a newer roof and state of the art HVAC system. Call today for a showing and make this home your own! DONT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY. $135,000 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 INVEST NOW AND DEVELOP now or later. Bank owned property priced right for future profit from subdivision. 14 plus acres has easy access to I-75,and now seller is asking almost $100,000 less than last sale. Make offer to find out how ridiculous an offer might be accepted. $155,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVER FRONT. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $299,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 ALMOST ONE & ONE HALF ACRES to build that dream home and have room to spare. Partially cleared and level with county water and sewer available. Dead-end street with little traffic. Much potential. Asking $60,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 JUST LISTED! Such a nice clean and greatly updated mobile-home on a large fenced lot in Ruskin. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area with large windows, air conditioned sun room, inside utility, double carport, roof over and 2 sheds for tools and storage. No HOA, no monthly fees. Offered at $41,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE ACREAGE: 2.5 Acres with fish ponds (not in operation anymore) in a secluded area in Ruskin. $29,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 Acres, in Ruskin, close to main Hwy. and shopping,in area of new subdivisions. Great spot for your dream home, or investment for future development. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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