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By MELODY JAMESON BALM Tearfully, their laughter leavened with sadness, the hopeful ness tinged with regret, bonds forged over years between inmates and volunteers loosened here last week. Striving for a positive spin on a long-dreaded event closure of the Hillsborough Correctional Institution the facilitys female prisoners served their mentors and teachers for the last time Thursday with large cookies, rich chocolate bars and decorated sheet cake made in their culinary classes. And, then, filling their prison chapel to capacity, together they rocked the rafters with song, shared appreciations, cried and counseled through their tears. Florida Representative Rich Glo rioso, a member of the Hillsborough legislative delegation who worked at the state level to keep HCI open, had to pause to regain composure as he asked assembled inmates to hang on to their HCI experience now that theyre moving to another facility. We all want you to be successful, he asserted seriously, then added Im a good Republican, I want you to go forth in the world, work and pay taxes as laughter rippled through the crowd. Long time volunteer Janet Smith, struggling to hold back tears, quoted the Biblical advice given by St. Paul, learn to be content in whatever state you are. And veteran corrections officer Sgt. David Schaffer, noting that hes been on the job for decades, asserted Ive never seen a program like this one. Take the program with you and dont quit. Just do not quit! Dr. Ken Barringer, retired psychologist and a prison volunteer for nearly 10 years, spoke of the drastic changes in your lives that he has witnessed, adding I thank you for that. May God bless you all of your lives. For their part, inmates lined up at a microphone to express their grati tude and their regrets. One referred emphatically to her six wonderful years at HCI, learning to love. Today, she added, I am somebody. Thank you. www.ObserverNews.netMarch 29, 2012 Volume 56 Number 10THE OBSERVER NEWS Local bank robber arrestedA Ruskin man is being held on charges of robbing two Sun City Center banks recently. See more details on page 11 Florida black bears are making a comeback thanks to research and conservation efforts. Take a look at the latest set of cubs collared by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: $50 million project ahead of schedule; may save time and money By PENNY FLETCHER penny@pennyetcher.comRIVERVIEW A three-phase project that began in 2005 and was scheduled to be completed in February 2014 may just end ahead of schedule. We arent sure yet just how much time weve saved, but weve changed a few things that are really going to make a difference, said county spokesman Steve Valdez. This difference will be in both time and money. Right now, were on schedule, but weve had the bridges redesigned so we can do the work faster and more efficiently and still get the same result, he continued. In essence, we found that we could build the two spans by bringing in pre-cast structures and drilling instead of pounding them down. Its just a matter of using different techniques than were originally planned. Phase III of the project is widening the portion of Boyette Road in Riverview from McMullen Road to Bell Shoals. The project, which is being done by Prince Contracting, based in Tampa, was engineered by and is being inspected by HW Lochner Inc. of Winter Garden and managed by Dana Mackey of Hillsborough County Roads and Streets. Entirely a county project, the three-mile phase will widen the road from two to four lanes and have various sizes and styles of landscaped medians. There will also be bicycle paths and sidewalks on both sides of the road, Valdez said. According to information provided on the countys website by Mackey, the project is funded by the Community Investment Tax, which is a one-cent sales tax payable only in Hillsborough County. The first two phases of the project also went well, but ran PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe $50 million widening project on Boyette Road in Riverview may finish earlier than expected and cost less than originally projected.See BOYETTE ROAD, page 4Kites paint the sky over Apollo BeachMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netLaughter from children could be heard on the ground while kites painted the sky in Apollo Beach for the fourth annual Kite Fest, sponsored by the Apollo Beach Beautification Committee (ABBC). Dozens of children were provided with free kites and everything they needed to color and customize them, along with free beverages and hot dogs, before sending their creations into the sky. Four-year-old Joshua Burdette, on his first outing with a kite, flew it like a pro while his mother Danielle watched with a smile on her face. As much as the children enjoyed See KITES, page 18 Breaking bonds painful for prison inmates, volunteers See BREAKING BONDS, page 3MELODY JAMESON PHOTO

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2 MARCH 29, 2012 F r ee meal and giv e a w a y s pr o v ided t o all a t t endees T o r egist er f or th e semin ars c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Treatments for Knee ArthritisPresented by Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic SurgeonIf you are suering from knee pain, come learn if knee arthritis is the cause and nd out what you can do about it.April 17th, 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital)The Latest in Joint ReplacementPresented by Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic SurgeonAs we age, it is common to suer from joint pain. Learn about the latest in surgical interventions and treatment options.April 27th, 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital) Chefs Carving Station Entrees & Accompaniments Desserts Adults: $24.95 Children:$14.95 Sunset Grill at Little Harbor SoupGarde Manger Displays Endless Salad Bar Chilled Seafood Display

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I have learned to give back, she allowed and then added impishly, about $200,000 worth of giving back, referring to the value of the programs charitable donations. One of the women with sub stantial prison experience called attention to the vast difference between the HCI compound and other facilities. We know every day we are loved, she said, refer ring to the courtesy extended HCI inmates by staff and volunteers alike. As a result, she added, my children will have a good mother when I get out and my mother wont be getting phone calls in the middle of the night. The reason, she reiterated, is my prison fam ily and Gods help. Still others voiced their amaze ment that anyone would fight for a prison and talked of the value as well as values of the prison family and noted regretfully that they will not be able to pursue courses of study or complete classes for certification as the HCI programs ended this week even though the instructional time frames did not. The same subjects are not expected to be duplicated where they are going. HCIs inmate population is to be transferred to a new two-dormito ry addition to the Lowell womens prison complex near Ocala in Marion County. The facility is known as the Lowell Reception Center and anticipated to ac commodate about 1,300 women prisoners. Many of the HCI staff also are to be shifted to parts of the Lowell complex, includ ing HCI Warden Robin Smith, Deputy Warden Angel Velez, and R. Maria Tarrant, known fondly as Chef T, director of the culinary arts program at HCI, plus some of the corrections officers. Neither Smith nor Jo Ellyn Rackleff, spokesperson for Floridas Department of Corrections in Tallahassee, could provide exact relocation dates. Smith said she expects to begin work at Lowell next week. Asked about any plans for use of the 120-acre HCI campus with substantial road frontage and containing several staff residences as well as other functional build ings, Rackleff said she had heard nothing about final disposition of the property. Its ownership, she added, reverts to Floridas Department of Management Services for sale or leasing. And when pressed about possible sale of any of the larger Florida prisons where prisoners now are being consolidated to one or more of the for-profit com mercial prison corporations in the market to buy, the DOC spokeswoman replied that to the best of her knowledge state administra tors are not considering any such idea. Smith also told The Observer this week that she had heard noth ing about any future uses of the HCI campus. She noted, too, that she foresees HCI inmates may find the new Lowell Reception Center and its programs as reha bilitative and encouraging as their experiences locally have been. A pending legal action filed by an inmate on behalf of the HCI population disputes that percep tion, though, claiming that the new faith-based dormitory facil ity at Lowell does not meet the statutory standard mandated for women prisoners. In addition, not all HCI person nel and supporters are sold on reasoning advanced for the facil ity shuttering and relocation of inmates. Staff members comment privately they believe the closure is a mistake being implemented without concern for inmate wel fare, but for politically influenced financial reasons. Several area legislators also have suggested the DOC justification for the closure is based on faulty calculations as well as misrepresentations. And one volunteer leader declared emphatically he will not vote to Breaking bonds retain Scott as governor because of his indifference and unrespon siveness in the face of inmate, volunteer and community pleas for consideration. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonMELODY JAMESON PHOTOSBoxes of tissue were popular choices last week when inmates at Hillsborough Correctional Institution and some 100 of the prisons volun teers bravely but sadly bid their farewells as the facility prepares for permanent closure. The female prisoners are being relocated to a new section of the Lowell correctional complex for women near Ocala as part of a consolidation which the Florida Department of Corrections says will save money. HCI inmates opened their last presentation for their mentors and teachers with several rousing musical numbers which brought many of the volun teers to their feet. Keeping time with the rhythm are Dr. Ken Barringer (right) and his wife, Jean (to his left), as Helen Campbell, (seated), a former volunteer chaplain, joins in the vocal. Janet`Smith, (background), another long time volunteer at the prison, also got into the spirit of the number without any coaxing. As part of a program presented by HCI inmates for a large contingent of their teachers and mentors probably for the last time at the prison on C.R. 672 near Balm one group performed an athletic dance routine. Both inmates and volunteers, along with some legislators, registered vigorous objections to closing the 36-year-old facility rather than refurbishing it and increasing its population to bring down per diem costs, but state administrators have remained adamant about shuttering it and several other facilities around the state.

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4 MARCH 29, 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. 4/5/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 4/5/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. 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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 By William Hodges You can choose your attitudeThere are times when a good cry is the best medicine. When you hit yourself on the finger with a hammer or you lose a loved one, go ahead and bawl your eyes out. You can even raise your head and scream, Why me, God? Do it because you want to, do it because you need to, do it because it is the right thing to do; but once you do it, take control of your emotions and put the hurt behind you. Short of death, it is not the trouble that befalls you, but how you react to it that will determine the outcome. I like this Hindu saying: It is not the bite of the snake that kills you, but rather the energy you expend trying to track it down and destroy it that drives the poison to your heart. Have you been snake bit and are still using up energy to track that rascal down with murder in your heart? Maybe you are doing it and you are not even conscious of it. My friend Jane lost her husband of almost 30 years. She became sullen and not much fun to be around. The couples she and her husband had as friends slowly deserted her one by one because she found fault with them. Her snake bite was losing her husband. The snake was seeing her friends happy relationships and feeling the pain of being alone. Her actions were ensuring that would end up being alone. Another snake chaser I knew was Tom. Tom was the shortest kid in his class all the way through high school. Over the years he took a lot of kidding about being the runt of the litter. When he turned 19, Tom grew several inches and considered average heightthat is, by everyone but Tom. Toms snake was still thinking of himself as short and being continually on guard lest someone make a short joke about him. This attitude manifested itself in ways such as this. When paying a bill at a restaurant, he miscounted the amount he gave the cashier. Noting that the amount was not enough, the cashier said, Youre a little short, arent you? Tom came apart at the seams. He told the poor cashier to mind her own business and that he thought her very rude. It wasnt until I calmed Tom down that he realized his mistake and apologized. Even though we was physically tall enough, he had reduced himself in personal stature. The Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung said, Emotions are contagious. If that is trueand I believe it to bewe have to make some choices about how we are going to feel. First is whether we are going to be a font of negativity. Are we going to be the dark cloud that invades the lives of others? More importantly, will we perpetuate in our own mind the emotional darkness of hate, regret, fear and loss? The second is whether we are going to avoid those who are bent under the burden of a negative attitude. These people are as dangerous to our continued wellbeing as a plague carrier. If we are not careful, they will have us chasing their snakes. What can we do to achieve the right attitude or maintain it? Start by surrounding yourself with upbeat people and events. The results of a study in Australia indicated that the simple act of going to a movie can change your outlook on life. People who attend a comedy movie see their lives in much more positive terms than those who have just seen a depressing movie. If something as simple as a movie can affect the way you see your life, think about all the other things that you are exposed to every day. Newspapers, television, radio and social networksjust to name a fewcan have a very profound impact on your life and especially how you see it. If youve been bit, dont chase down the snake; just get on with your life.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. comon schedule and did not finish early. Phase I started at U.S. 301 and went east to Balm-Riverview Road in 2005. It was a one-anda-half year project, Valdez said. Phase II lasted from 2007 to early 2010, and was soon followed by the current phase. The cost of the current phase is $22,373,614.00, with the total for the entire three-phase project at approximately $50 million, stated Valdez. The project was designed by Orth-Rodgers engineering.Boyette Road It was started as a result of backed-up traffic all along Boyette Road especially at crucial times of day, Valdez said. I know its really inconvenient now and people are tired of seeing the work go on, but when its completed it will be well worth it. Traveling through the worksite, county workers often must reduce traffic to one-lane by holding up Stop and Slow signs to allow for the safety and movement of heavy equipment and workers. Deadline Reminder ................. ....................... ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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X 8 5 MARCH 29, 2012 5 Driver safety program now in Apollo BeachAARP is proud to welcome Century 21, Beggins Enterprises, 6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach as their newest sponsor of the Driver Safety Program. Thanks to Century 21, Apollo Beach residents will now be able to take the AARP Driver Safety Program in this beautiful, close to home facility! Have you ever wondered why good, experienced drivers would take this course? Participants learn defensive driving techniques and updates on new traffic laws. It covers strategies to help adapt to changes in cars, roads, and ourselves. Best of all, Florida participants over 50 qualify for a discount in their auto insurance rate! That equals a win/win program. For just $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members, you can update your driving skills and save money, too. The first class will be from 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Class is limited to 25 participants. To register or for more information, call (813) 645-8481. 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, March 29 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Wet Burrito Dinner by Casey for the Ryan Dixon Fund at 5 p.m. Music by Calvin O from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8 Easter Ham Dinner will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. Come on down and join us. Monday, April 2 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, April 4 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. Help available for small, minority and women businesses Local business owners have the opportunity to help shape Hillsborough Countys Small, Minority Business Development Program, while finding out how to boost their businesses. Hillsborough County will hold a workshop to receive input from the public regarding the Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Woman Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise (DM/DWBE & SBE) Encouragement programs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Room 139, in Tampa. The purpose of the DM/DWBE & SBE Encouragement programs is to provide incentives for the participation of DM/DWBE & SBEs in Hillsborough County's procurement and contracting activities. The County aims to ensure these businesses are well represented in County purchases and contracts. This is accomplished through outreach efforts, such as workshops, and other forms of assistance and referral. Hillsborough County contractors and minority/women and small businesses are invited to learn about upcoming Hillsborough County projects, new good-faith efforts documentation, and a chance to build sustainable business relationships from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. The networking session will be at Hillsborough Countys Small Business Information Center, 7402 N. 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, in Tampa. For more information on the workshop and networking session, call Hillsborough Countys Small, Minority Business Development Office at (813) 914-4028.East Bay Watch Schedule JV/Varsity March 26. ...................Riverview (D). ..............................6:15/7:30 p.m. March 29. ...................At Spoto (D). .................................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 2. .......................Durant. ..........................................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 6. .......................Lincoln-Tallahassee. .....................9 a.m. April 6. .......................TBD-Tallahasseee. ........................TBD April 9. .......................Bloomingdale (D). ........................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 12. .....................At Lennard (D). .............................7 p.m. April 16. .....................Freedom. .......................................7 p.m. April 19. .....................at Osceola-Kissimmee. .................7 p.m. The 2012 season is upon us. Last year the team finished 11-3 and district runner-up and looks to contend for the district again this year. Key players returning are senior QB Stephanie and Wide Receivers Nicole Lock and Madeline Hornacek. For team information, visit www. ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.East Bay Girls Flag Football Season to begin South County has it all: lovable characters, family events and health screenings Its a big month for Childrens Board Family Resource Centers all over the Tampa Bay area in South County, Brandon, North Tampa, Central Tampa, and Town n Country. The adorable Berenstain Bears will greet children and take part in various family activities, such as coloring, arts and crafts and story time. Our services, classes and events, along with our dedicated staff and volunteers, enhance the quality of life for all families in the area, says Maria Negron, program director. The Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County is a place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier and stronger. The address is 3030 E. College Ave., Ruskin, (813) 641-5600, which is a convenient destination for neighbors from each direction of town. April brings awareness of Child Abuse Prevention. The pinwheel represents efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention with positive messages and family events. Join them for a variety of activities such as Arts & Crafts, Story Time, and visits from the Berenstain Bears. Registration is required by calling (813) 641-5600. St. Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will be conducting hearing and vision screenings for children ages birth to 18. There is no charge for the screenings and no appointments necessary. Join them for a friendly supportive workshop. Learn how to keep your baby safe from the top three preventable causes of infant death. Parents, family, friends and caregivers are invited. For more information, call (813) 641-5600. Have your childs teeth checked with an oral exam provided by Suncoast Community Health Centers. For an appointment call (813) 641-5600. All programs and activities are at no cost to participants. They also have centers in Town n Country, North Tampa, Central Tampa and Brandon. Check out program and event times on the website www. family supporthc.org and to find more information. Check out the FSRC activities on out their website www.familysupporthc.org for more information. Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Childrens Board of Hillsborough County provides funding; The Childrens Home manages the center; and Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. Its never too early to get your band pre-qualified to be part of the Teenage Battle of the Bands held annually mid-October during the Hillsborough County Fair. Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department is looking for bands to participate in this competition that provides free studio time to the top two winners. Band members must be between 13 and 20 years of age, and only one band member can be age 20. The bands are judged on guitars, drums, vocals, showmanship and 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, March 29 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Blinky & Fritz from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Open. Monday, April 2 Open. Tuesday, April 3 Games in Lounge from 1 to 4 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Open. Calling all teen bandsoriginality. The entry fee is $50. Culprit was last years Teenage Battle of the Bands winner. Previous winners include Styx of Fire in 2010, Rising Down in 2009 and Envy in 2008. Only a limited number of bands are accepted. Those wishing to compete in the Teenage Battle of the Bands must pre-qualify by providing a link to an online video of the band. For more information, call Joe Soletti, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 744-5871.

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6 MARCH 29, 2012 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?Learn about the amazing new MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEMThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The U.S. Capitol Rotunda, with the Apotheosis of Washington at the top and the Frieze of American History providing a stunning outline is something I cant imagine anyone could tire of seeing. I have to believe that somehow the weight of this history seeps into the consciousness of our congressional representatives. How could it not? But then again, our democracy is messy by design.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Is it more perfect yet?We the People of the United States of America have appeared to be a lot less united over the past many years. More and more it seems that we can agree on almost nothing. We apparently cant even agree as to whether or not the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man carrying Skittles and a can of iced tea, is a tragedy, regardless of the circumstances that lead up to it. What has become of us? Actually, the more frightening question is What are we becoming? Last week I stood before the incomparable original manuscript of the United States Constitution and read the words in the preamble that began this column. I thought of the men who wrote it how they bickered and fought, and occasionally resorted to violence in the creation of this more perfect union. Now I honestly wonder what they would think of us today. Despite the bickering, they were almost exclusively rich men acting outside of their own best interests. Rather than working to protect what was theirs, they worked to create a nation. It seems fewer among us are willing to do that today. While in Washington, DC, Michelle and I took a public tour of the Capitol. The tour was restricted to a relatively small area within the expansive building, but it was fascinating. I cant imagine how anyone would ever tire of looking up into the rotunda. During the tour, two things struck me. First, the people who planned that building had absolutely no doubt this was going to be a great nation with better days yet to come. Second, the somewhat cynical humor of our tour guide was not only entertaining; it was also demonstrative that this is still a free country. In more than a few other countries, he probably would have been shot for his dark humor involving Members of Congress, some of whom were in offices just yards away. When we left for DC, a good friend sent an email asking, mostly in jest, if I could let Congress know that they are doing everything wrong by the Constitution. On Monday night, Michelle and I walked with one Member of Congress across Independence Avenue from the House office buildings to the Capitol to watch the last vote of the evening from the House chambers gallery. On the way, we encountered what appeared to be a homeless man standing with a sign protesting something Congress was doing. The Congressman stopped, touched the mans hand and asked, How are you this evening, sir? As we walked on, the Congressman told me the man is out there nearly every day and, little by little, hes learning the mans story. To me, it was a remarkable moment. The Congressman actually cared about that man a person who was no doubt invisible to the thousands of tourists who had passed him that day. I am ashamed to say that I noticed him when we went on our tour earlier that day, but I didnt stop to greet him. I didnt touch his hand. We watched the last vote of the evening at 7 p.m. from the House gallery. From my vantage point, I saw that all of the members of Congress Independent, Republican and Democrat did exactly what they should have done according to the Constitution. They represented, to the best of their ability as they saw it, the people who voted for them. The problem, of course, is the subjective phrase the best of their ability as they saw it. Given the approval rating of Congress, we the people are not seeing eye-to-eye with our congressional representatives. But then again, why should we expect that when we arent seeing eye-to-eye on much of anything with anyone outside of increasingly narrowly defined groups? Im not going to defend Congress, except to say that there is no way to make everyone happy and I sure as heck wouldnt want to do that job. In the 10 years that Ive been writing for this newspaper, Ive noticed that communication has become more of a challenge. More and more, I have to be careful about what I say to avoid accidentally offending someone, but it is increasingly a losing game. There is almost nothing I can write that wont involve a subject that some people will cheer and others will jeer. Our experiment in democracy is messy by design. The United States was built on disagreement and occasional rancor. We are still working to form a more perfect Union, to establish Justice, to ensure domestic Tranquility, to provide for the common defence, to promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. Washington, DC is a beautiful city that was built on dreams and ideals that we sometimes forget about today. If you get a chance to go, please do. See the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Visit the memorials to great presidents and to those who gave their last full measure of devotion to all of us. Feel pride in our nation again a nation created by people (both men and women) who acted against their own self-interest to help form a more perfect union. Disagreement is part of the package, but lets not forget that when push comes to shove we are still a union. And perhaps, we could try adding a little compassion while remembering to promote the general Welfare. Last week, I watched a Member of Congress do just that outside of the Capitol.

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These vaccinations are covered under Medicare Part B. Meningitis: Adults 55 and younger who have never been vaccinated, have had their spleen removed, have certain blood deficiencies or plan to travel to parts of the world where meningitis is common, should receive the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Adults 56 and older should receive the polysaccharide vaccine. Covered by most health and Medicare Part D plans, this shot will cost around $100 to $150 if you have to pay out-of-pocket. To help you get a handle on which vaccines are appropriate for you, take the CDC What Vaccines Do You Need? quiz at www2.cdc.gov/ nip/adultimmsched. Also, talk to your doctor during your next visit about what vaccinations you should get. 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. Dear Savvy Senior, What types of vaccinations are recommended for seniors? 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Tdap (tetanus-diphtheriapertussis): A one-time dose of the Tdap vaccine which covers tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) is now recommended to all By Jim Miller Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORUpdating dementia careJoin Senior Helpers and the Alzheimers Foundation of America as they welcome nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow to the area. Teepa will be presenting two special Alzheimers and dementia seminars, one for families caring for loved ones with dementia and one for health care professionals. Each event will help attendees gain a better understanding of how to reduce conflict, improve interactions, and work together with loved ones and patients. This free seminar will provide essential information for care providers and family members on how to have a positive and meaningful relation ship with loved ones with Alzheimers and dementia throughout their journey. 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Downsizing Advisory will be on hand to do appraisals on your antiques, collectables paintings, and more. They dont buy but they do assist you with finding a buyer should you wish to sell. Sun City Collectables will be there to assess your coins and antique items as well. Want to plan a fantastic getaway vacation? Several travel agencies will show you exotic places and daycations to fit every budget. The Treasure Hunters will be there to purchase your gold, silver, or precious gems. And you can enjoy all of this to the music of the South Shore Symphony Orchestras string ensemble and to the organ sounds of Fletcher Music. United Community Church, Rotary, and All Paths to God Church will be outside selling food to raise money for their local programs. This only happens twice a year, so dont wait until November to see all we have to offer! You just might win that $10,000!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIts coming up on That Time of Year again! Yes, you guessed it its time for the SCC Chamber of Commerces Spring Trade Show. And let me tell you, we have some great vendors and attractions for you this year. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 70 vendors from all over Hillsborough County will be at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. to demonstrate their products and services to you. If I inspired you last week to do some spring fixing-up, there will be all types of lawn, air conditioning, roofing, handyman, carpet cleaning, painting, paving and powerwashing companies there. You can also learn about skin cancer screenings, cosmetics, security systems, stained glass window decorations, photography and fitness. Want to save money on your prescriptions, get a free hearing check, eye exam, blood pressure check or learn the local bus schedule? Theyll all be there. The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on hand to talk discount tickets and season packages. You will have a chance to win a weekend for two to Treasure Island, with hotel accommodations at the Thunderbird Resort and gift cards to local restaurants, courtesy of the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce.You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Keller Williams Paints the Town RedOn March 10 and 11 Keller Williams South Shore Realty held an Open House all over Sun City and Kings Point. They helped the residents and visitors see the many fine properties and floor plans they have to offer in Sun City Center..Bev Dexter,right, was the winner of the gas card. Carole Wettach, Keller Williams agent, presented the card to Dexter after the Open House on March 10 and 11. Surgeons to discuss joint pain optionsSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from joint pain. At noon on Tuesday, April 17 Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis. Dr. Maddalon will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of knee arthritis. At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27 Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled The Latest in Joint Replacement. Dr. Okun will discuss the causes of joint pain and the latest technology and surgical interventions available to treat it. For more information or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 Join Hillsborough County Animal Services and local rescue partners for The HOP (Help Our Pets) adopta-thon and egg hunt happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. Dozens of local pet rescue groups, vendors and animal professionals will transform the county animal shelter into a festival of fun, adoption, and awareness. Children can line up for ageappropriate Easter egg hunts and other activities starting at 11 a.m., and pet adoptions at the shelter will remain open until 3:30 p.m. The HOP Eggstravaganza will feature a huge variety of hundreds of adoptable pets --from beagles to bulldogs, poodles to pinschers, cats, kittens, and more. Prospective adopters should bring valid photo ID, proof of address, and cash or local check, with some rescue groups accepting major credit cards. Many pets will be offered at special prices, and adoptions from Animal Services will include spaying/neutering, vaccination, microchip, county tag, and health check. Special guests at this years event include Raymond, official MLB mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Easter Bunny! Attendees to The HOP can also Ask-the-Vet, explore volunteer opportunities, tour the shelter, take a scavenger hunt, and win prizes in contests, such as The Bunny Hop. Food concessions will be available, plus music by DJ Pat George.Animal Services promotes Adoption EggstravaganzaAdditionally, professional pet pedicures for dogs and cats will be available on-site with all proceeds going to the medical needs of abused and neglected pets in the care of Animal Services. Owned pets on leashes or in carriers are welcome to attend The HOP, but may not enter the shelters kennel area. Admission to the event is free, and donations to participating rescue groups are encouraged. 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Starting at 9:30 a.m. play bingo for cash prizes. Bingo cards cost $1. Tickets for the event are available at the door. All are welcome. The Hope Fund, an all volunteer, 501(C)3 organization, is made up of people who care about kids and is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with RCMA to lease the Bethune Park buildings in Wimauma from Hillsborough County so that the after-school and summer programs can continue. Most of the children who attend Bethune Park are from low income homes and do not have the advantages of children who come from more affluent families. Attending the after-school and summer programs gives the children the self esteem they need to get a good start in life and become caring, productive citizens. At Bethune Park, the children are in a safe, nurturing environment with responsible, caring adults while their parents are at work. Many of the children would otherwise be home alone after school, without super vision. Volunteers work with the kids as tutors, mentors, and readers. Funds raised from the Breakfast and Bingo event will help fund the computer lab, the after-school snack program, the Kids Marathon running program, the new art class, field trips, drug education classes for the older children, and, most importantly, full or partial scholar ships for those who cannot afford the cost to attend. Because The Hope Fund has no administrative costs, all funds raised go directly to helping the children. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Call Robi Jackson at 634-3980 or Carla Miles at 634-4268 if you like working with wonderful chil dren. Also, check out the Funds website at www.The-Hope-Fund. org.Enjoy breakfast and bingo Beverly Engles reading to a child. Mary Houston, helping a student with reading. 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.CallieCallie is an adorable calico young cat that is just waiting to be brought to a forever home. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love of racing after cat toys, especially balls with bells, and slamming on the brake pads before coming to a screeching halt across the room. Whew! What fun. Come in and see this little racer and give her a loving forever home. Callie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-634-068 DOB: 06/02/2011. HueyHuey is a goofy Terrier/Shep herd mix who was brought to the shelter with his three siblings. The four were very lucky. If left in the poor living conditions that the puppies came from, it is very likely that they wouldnt be with us today. With all of the TLC Huey has received since his arrival, he has turned into a handsome and healthy pup. He is the biggest of the pack and the most interested in toys. His favorite is a big stuffed lions head. He also loves to play in the pool. Huey appears to like most of the other shelter dogs, even the big guys. He is such a little people lover too. He really would like to finally have a place to call home so he can put his early struggles behind him. Stop byand meet Huey today! He has been neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: November 3, 2010 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-denomina tional, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813260-3692. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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The next market will take place on April 29.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Banker assists deputies in catching suspected SCC bank robberBy MELODY JAMESON %  A Ruskin man with a long local arrest history has added two charges of strong arm bank robbery to it. Jay Francis Larson, 49, is being held in a Hillsborough County jail this week, accused of robbing two Sun City Center banks earlier this month. He also is the subject of investigation in connection with a third similar heist. Larsons official address is listed as 1002 Calle Rosa Place, Ruskin, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff Office records. He was picked up in Manatee County last week as the result of cooperative efforts by Hillsborough and Manatee County law enforcement officers, and with the help of a sharp-eyed South County bank officer. Larsons most recent last day of freedom began to unravel Thursday (March 22) afternoon when he was spotted looking through windows of a Trustco Bank branch by a manager who recalled information on a Crime Stoppers poster. The poster was distributed after three bank robberies at two financial institutions on Sun City Center Boulevard in a two-week timeframe. The banker notified Hillsborough County officers that the suspect was observed leaving the area in a specifically-described vehicle, according to sheriffs office reports. In less than an hour, reports indicate, Hillsborough deputies had the vehicle and its driver under surveillance in Hillsborough as victims and witnesses made positive identifications from photo line-ups. Subsequently, two arrest warrants were obtained, according to Hillsborough S.O. Det. Jason Himmel. And, as Larson made his way into Manatee County late that day, he was arrested without incident by Manatee deputies. He was returned to Hillsborough County on Monday. Current charges allege Larson held up the Sun City Center branch of SunTrust Bank on March 9 and the retirement communitys Trustco Bank branch on March 16. Investigation of a robbery at the same SunTrust branch on March 5 is continuing, Det. Larry McKinnon said this week. Larson, who has used the names James Parker and Randy A. Larson as aliases, also is charged with violation of probation. His arrest record in Hillsborough County spans at least 16 years, dating back to 1995. Charges over the years have included several that are drug-related such as possession of cocaine and cannabis, a number in connection with petty theft, grand theft, robbery, forgery and worthless checks as well as aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, plus traffic accident infractions. He has been incarcerated in a state prison at least twice. Larsons arraignment on the current charges was expected this week. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Jay Francis LarsonRootn tootn good time plannedPut on yer boots and hats and mosey on down to the Wild Wild West celebration at Lumsden Executive Park located at the southeast corner of Kings and Lumsden from 5:30-7 p.m. today, March 29. There will be lots of fun, food, drinks, line dancing, music, games and contests. Visit with cowboys and cowgirls from these participating businesses: Accessable Home Health Care, All American Title, Bay Area TMJ, ClikMeQuik, Costco, DPMG, Lovchuk Insurance Agency, Hagan Mortgage, Judith Lambert, DK, LLM, Jutes Box, K&K Glass, M. Goodarzi, DMD, PA, Magruder Insurance, Maranda State Farm, Rory Weiner PA, ServiceMaster, Tampa Bay DJ, Total Health Consulting, UIT and Uncle Mikes.With a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon on Friday, April 6, at the Plaza Club, Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, CAPT Silah will tell how he came to find Operation Helping Hand over seven years ago in Tampa, while a member of the Tampa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Operation Helping Hand is a humanitarian effort dedicated to providing support for United States military active duty personnel who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who are currently being cared for in Tampa at the James A. Haley VA hospital. Since it began, Operation Helping Hand has helped over 700 wounded soldiers and more than 1000 of their family members. Welcome Kits are handed out to the wounded and their families when they arrive at the hospital. Regular events are the monthly dinners and gift baskets for these families. Lightning and Rays games are often on the schedule. At a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game, CAPT Silah was awarded the top prize for the Lightning Foundation Community Heroes program of $50,000. CAPT Silah contributed it to the charity of his choice, Operation Helping Hand. This meeting is open to members and non-member who will pay the same meal price of $14 for the April 6 meeting only. The menu for the day will be roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, mashed Robert Silah, Captain USN Ret., to speakpotatoes with gravy, green beans, German chocolate cake, and coffee/iced tea. In honor of our military service men and women, the Silver Osprey Squadron #64 of the Association of Naval Aviation will match any individual donation made during our luncheon up to $25. Please send your checks (payable to Silver Osprey Squadron) to Bill Shanks, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., #750, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Informal attire. Deadline for reservations is April 3, 2012. All checks must be received no later than April 4. You may also contact Bill Shanks by phone, or e-mail. Phone is 813-634-3194, e-mail is WSHANKS@tampabay. rr.com.

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X 12 MARCH 29, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights March 29-April 4Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students, 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. Like to sing, dance, do stand-up comedy or have a unique talent? Want to perform in front of people for a chance to win cash? Sign up for the Teen Talent Show! Register solo or as a group for a chance at stardom. Registration forms are available at the Information Desk. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children in grades K through 5. Join them for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as they turn the Library into a science lab! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is a school early release Monday. Join Art Instructor, Diane Simon, and brush up on your watercolor skills. Various techniques will be explored. Materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. 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. What propels some people to fight and others to flee in the face of conflict? Is there an easier, more secure and lasting way to resolve issues rather than going to war or to court? If you would like to explore the answer to these questions and alternatives to endless arguing, filing suit in court and going to war, attend the mediation training offered at the SouthShore Regional Service Center in Ruskin. The SouthShore Community Justice Center is sponsoring Community Mediation Training sessions on two Saturdays, April 14 and 21 at the SouthShore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street, SE, Ruskin ( behind the Sun Point Shopping Center). Mediation can be an answer to conflicts for three good reasons. First, it works! Once parties agree to participate, over 70 percent resolve their differences. Second, discussions in mediation are confidential. Third, a neutral third person, the mediator, oversees the process and keeps it moving in a positive direction. If you like to be a problem solver and a voice of calm assurance in the midst of conflict and a force for peace in your community, then you will not want to miss this opportunity to attend a free seminar on community mediation. This training is designed for citizens of south Hillsborough County who are interested in exploring volunteering as mediators or who would like to learn the basics of empowering others to resolve their disputes. The twelve-hour training is offered at no charge. Class size New flag proudly displayedMembers of Boy Scouts of America Troop 2140, sponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, proudly display their new troop flag. 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. Application period open for military children to attend summer campThe National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its popular Operation Purple Summer Camps. The Association developed this free summer camp program to support military children, ages 7-17, dealing with the stress of war. Each camp is purple and open to children of active duty, National Guard, or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Services and NOAA. In this ninth summer of the program, 1400 children will attend an Operation Purple camp at one of the 16 locations in 14 states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia. Camps are again free to military families. Funds from the Association, contributions from each host camp, and foundation support make up for the lack of a national corporate sponsor. Families with children who meet deployment criteria and have never attended an Operation Purple camp have priority for acceptance because of the reduced number of openings. Submit your application online by midnight EDT April 19. Information about the camp program, specific camp locations, ages, and dates is available on the website at www. militaryfamily.org./op.Workshops offered on financial wellnessCredAbility is one of the nations leading, nonprofit counseling agencies. It provides free, bilingual counseling services 24/7. Services include foreclosure prevention, confidential budget and bankruptcy counseling, and debt management programs. FiIRstST -TimeIME HOmeME BUYeERsS WORKshSHOpsPS CredAbility, 5421 Beaumont Center Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa 33634 RSVP: (800) 251-2227 Learn the ins and outs and helpful tips for buying your first home. Have important questions answered about securing a loan, available tax credits and more. FinancialINANCIAL EDUcatiCATIOnN WORKshSHOpsPS Metropolitan Ministries, 2001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 33602 Reservations are not required.Camp Bayou announces April events Join others for a walk through the woods in the moonlight -no flashlights permitted! Look for signs of night life; owls and bats and fireflies, oh my! The walk is a kick-off to the Walk to the Moon Challenge and ends at the campfire with smores and star gazing. Requested donation of $5/person helps cover supplies. Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants at campbayou@gmail.com. Include your name and number of people attending with you. Join the Camp Bayou volunteers in a group session to make additional pieces that will go to the Coral Reef display at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in June. Dont know how to crochet? Come out and theyll teach you! American Cleanup. Help Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful! Sign up for the cleanup at http://www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org. Save the Frogs Day. For more information, check out the event website at http://conserveitforward.org. This event is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, visit www.campbayou.org or call 641-8545. Do you flee or fight when facing conflict? is limited to 24, so register early. For more information, contact the Justice Center and to register for the training at (813) 672-7442 or email southshore justicecen@ fljud13.org. The Justice Center is located in the SouthShore Regional Service Center and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The Justice Center is an outreach program of the Thirteen Judicial Circuit Court, Mediation & Diversion Program.

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MARCH 29, 2012 13 Sun City Dental CenterThe 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 payment 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 free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceOur Own In-House Denture Lab URABECHHASEARSF EXPERIENCESAMEA REINESANREPAIRSNEWENURESANPAR IASFIINGSCR WNSANBRIGESFCUSENECNMICAREA MEN CHICESURUPPERAN WERFU ENURESMAEINUS NEWEEK **New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. 0140. Limit one per patient. Exp. 4/30/12 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. Exp. 4/30/12 0210 0110 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? We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339OPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.www.athomeauto.netLic# MVS51635461044-34980 Florida black bear cubs examined for conservation programThe cub is very docile while Elina Garrison holds him.FWC PHOTOS Their official names are and . But the words used most frequently to describe them were too cute. They are two 6-pound, male black bear cubs born about eight weeks ago. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists examined the cubs Sunday at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Clay County. Biologists Walt McCown and Brian Scheick, along with FWC Chairman Kathy Barco, went to the den to retrieve the cubs. According to McCown, who has been studying bears for 15 years, the female will generally leave the cubs temporarily when humans approach. During the time the females are nursing their cubs, they are usually very lethargic and not aware of their surroundings, McCown said. However, each bear is an individual, and we have to be ready for anything once we get to the den. And being prepared this time was a good idea. This time, Mama Bear didnt want to cooperate. We came up on the den, and she refused to leave, Scheick said. We made noise and got extremely close to her before she left her cubs. McCown and Barco carried the cubs out to where they could be examined and fitted with their own radio collars. The cubs were also measured, weighed and injected with a microchip. The collars are designed to grow with the cubs and will eventually fall off in six to eight months, McCown said. During this timeframe, we will be able to gather quite a bit of information about their movements with their mother. McCown follows a very strict time schedule when dealing with bear cubs, and the animals were returned to their mother within 45 minutes. Mom was waiting. She went back to the cubs, McCown said. The cubs and their 180-pound mother, , are part of a bear project on the Florida National Guard base, according to McCown. In January, No. 154 gave birth to the two males, the first documented bears born on the base. The project is gathering data about the bears on Camp Blanding, the 72,000-acre training center between two large bear populations in the Ocala National Forest and the Osceola National Forest. Seven bears have been caught and fitted with radio collars since June 2011. We want to see how the bears are using Camp Blanding as a part of the corridor between the two national forests, McCown said.Gen. Richard J. Gallant, Commander, Land Component Commander, Florida Army National Guard, with Chairman Kathy Barco. Chairman Kathy Barco brings out one of the cubs.

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14 MARCH 29, 2012 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 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 4/14/12 ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant May all who enter as guests, leave as friends. Monday SpecialTuesdayThursday Every Day Special Wednesday Early Bird Special$10$51/2 OFFAll You Can Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs LUNCH SPECIAL6 Subs, Chips and Drink Buy 1 Entree, Get 2nd Entree of equal or lesser value.... LIVE ENTERTANMENT withCyndi Burgercall us about entertainment on other nightsFREEComplimentary Glass of Wine$795ALL PASTA ENTREESWITH COUPON WITH COUPON Aaron Tippin departed on March 18 from KSRB to KLAL for the Sun n Fun fly-in. The last time Tippin attended Sun n Fun he flew his 1959 Helio Curior. This time he is flying another one of his cool birds, the SNJ-4 also known as the T-6 or the J-bird. The Commemorative Air Force is proud to bring the Red, White & Loud Tour starring Aaron Tippin and the Worlds Only Flying B-29 Superfortress to Sun n Fun 2012. This musical tribute to Americas heroes is a one-of-a-kind performance honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. The concert is scheduled during the SUN n FUN International Fly-In & Expo on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. on the SUN n FUN Florida Air Museums AOPA sponsored Pavilion stage. Aarons airplane is named after his beautiful wife Thea. It is called the Greek Freak. Thea is Greek and Aaron is a freak for her. Stop by to see his historic WWII trainer. Over the past two decades, platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin has become one of the most recognizable and influential voices in country music. With 13 recorded CDs to his name and more than 30 charted singles, he performs nearly 100 dates each year. Aaron also has another loveaviation. A highly experienced airman, Aaron soloed on his sixteenth birthday. He became a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot by the age of 18. This week Tippin will get to combine two of his loves aviation and music. To find out more about the Sun n Fun fly-in visit www.sun-nfun.org Aaron Tippins ride to the 2012 Sun N Fun the SNJ-4 also known as the T-6 or the J-bird.Sun n Fun airshow soars to new heights RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech! Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Cost of gasoline limits tournament competition By Jonie Maschek Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALESCypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids selectedSponsored by Sun City Kiwanis the Cypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids for March 2012 are: Samuel Alcantara, Willie Humphrey, Kyler Bowling, Dalton Worthington, William Chu-Crider, Serenity Burns, Alma Castillo, Adriana Orta, Diosmary Barreiro Alpizar, Jaiden Clinkscales, Ayelen Penayo, Vellenia Pea, Orlando Campos, Maycon DeLeon-Diaz, Abel Ayala, Neviah Black, Ian Garcia, Chloe Nguyen, Jocelyn Reducindo, Landen Walker, Jaylen Bocanegra, Fernando Perez, Brandon Dillon, Alara Rimes, Julieta Rodriguez, Marleni PerezVasquez, Jacquelinn Arellano-Castro, Katie ODell, Keyanna Joseph, Rosaura Diaz-Hower, Jovaughn Quirino, Anthony Rampersad, Ashley Agustin, Shamiya Humphrey, Kylie McCumber, Payton Stefero, Kristen Elliott, Angel Lopez, Jose Guzman, Elizabeth Cormey, Jennifer Pazanski, Alicia Vasquez, Valerie Flores, Fatima Guia, Anna Solis, Allen Chen, Breanna Zager, Nicole Zamarripa-Teran, Larissa Sanchez, Krystal Elizarraras, Jerimiah Marlow, Jacob Spradlin, Aislynn Newell, Melanye Magana, Monique Crummer, Kelany Cruz, Joshua Vega, Aaron Pea, Giana Graham, Allison Hudson, Abigail Witte, Bryan Timothee, Leenna Shannon, Corbin Smith.

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MARCH 29, 2012 17 The Shoppes of Apollo BeachSupporting our CommunitySHOPPING LOCALLY KEEPS JOBS FOR LOCALS! 6402 US Hwy. 41 & Apollo Beach Blvd. For more information and leasing questions call JOIN THIS GROUP OF ESTABLISHMENTS TODAY! CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 APRIL EVENTS 2:30 4:00 p.m.Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group Facilitator is Linda Parsons, BSW, from Hometown Homecare. This group is exclusively for those living with heart failure and their families and caregivers. 4 5:30 p.m.CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS C.O.A.P. is a support group for individuals who are assisting and/or caring for older, adult parents. Facilitated by Laura Burch from Hanson Services, In Home Care. For more information visit: www. caps4caregivers.org. Guest speaker Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE from OT Rehab Solutions will provide information for folks facing low vision issues. 2:30-4:00 p.m. COPD Support Group Facilitators Joy Barlaan, ARNP and Jan Whitaker, LPN from Ace Homecare have over 50 combined years of experience. 10 11 a.m. New Advances in Hearing Technology! Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, Au.D. from Hillsborough Audiology & Hearing Aid Center discusses recent breakthroughs in hearing technology. There will be time for Q&A. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Grief, Loss or Depression Support Grp facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. Parkinsons Support Group with USF! Eden Feldman, MSW, Department of Neurology, USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center, a NPF Center of Excellence, facilitates this free support group. Alzheimers Prevention through Nutrition. Learn how nutrition can be used to provide resistance against Alzheimers Disease. Presented by Annah Murphy, Area General Manager from AllianceCare Tampa 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates. 2:30 3:30 p.m. Low Vision Support Group: Diane Lawrence, RN from Vital Care Home Health Care facilitates this group. A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided. 10 11 a.m. Attorney Amanda Wolf Presents: Legal Issues for Caregivers of Dementia Patients. Amanda M. Wolf, Attorney at Law educates us about our responsibilities under the law when caring for a loved one with Dementia. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack!We will not be undersold on products! Nobody else sells this quality at this price. PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Compare our quality against competitors before you buy! Proceeds to benefit Project CorregidorCheck out the 1st Annual Classic Cars & County Fair Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at Manatee RV Park, 6302 U.S. Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. There will be a Rod Run with three trophy winners -Peoples Choice Winner, DJs Choice Winner, and Project Corregidor Winner. Entry fee is $5. There will be a baking contest in three categories: Pie, Cake and Cookies. To enter, bring a homebaked pie, cake or 1 dozen cookies. All entries must be brought to the judging table by 1:30 p.m. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize ribbons will be awarded. No entry fee. Other contests include horseshoes, shuffleboard, and putt putt. There will be vendor booths, DJ music, great food and raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit Project Corregidor, a local non-profit or ganizations that supports soldiers and veterans. For more informa tion, contact Roamin Oldies, Manatee RV Park, Keller Williams (Sun City Center or Apollo Beach) or go to www.favebe.com.

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MARCH 29, 2012 19 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Golf Club at Cypress Creek1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin 813-634-8888 ext. 2Bring the whole family to The Preserve Easter Sunday BrunchReservations preferred 11 am 3 pmAll you can eat Dine in only $19.95 plus tax and GratuityIncludes One Complimentary Mimosa Per Person Dinner will be served after 5 p.m. Regular Menu TAX PREP Affordable Prices $ SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYeBooks and eReaders Learn how to check out and download eBooks to your PC, tablet, or eReader. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dr. Fran Orenstein will lead this free workshop on poetry to help participants recognize and understand free verse poetry through lecture, demonstration, poetry reading, and hands-on exercises. Seating limit: 18. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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!Adult Program/Event Highlights March 29-April 4 Surgeons to discuss joint pain optionsSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from joint pain. At noon on Tuesday, April 17 Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an infor mation session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis. Dr. Maddalon will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of knee arthritis. At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27 Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled The Latest in Joint Replacement. Dr. Okun will discuss the causes of joint pain and the lat est technology and surgical inter ventions available to treat it. For more information or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595.The Military Family Support Trust recognized their major donors at a luncheon on March 14 at the Sun City Plaza Club. The photograph shows some of the contributors who reached new levels of support. PHOTO BY FRANK KEPLEY Military Family Support Trust recognized Ruskin Petfest plannedC.A.R.E. will host the 7th Annual Ruskin PetFest, Tampa Bays only Off-leash Dog event, from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Dr. Otts Off-Leash Dog Park in Ruskin. This paw friendly, full off-leash event is one the entire family can enjoy. Look forward to a day filled with fun and activities that include a pet fashion contest, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. There will also be various pet related vendors, as well as great food and musical entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds from the event support C.A.R.E., a non-profit, no-kill, animal shelter in Ruskin. For more information visit www. careshelter.org or call C.A.R.E. at (813) 645-2273.South Bay Genealogical Society to meetPeter Summers will speak on the subject of Immigration and Passenger Lists; what immigration records tell us about our ancestors; and strate gies to help find them. at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the SouthShore Regional Library. The discussion is preceded by a noon luncheon. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by April 11 by calling Beth Clarke at 6429329. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meet ings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in Genealogy. Irish Connection to host movie nightThe Irish Connection movie night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Rollins Theater. The featured film In America directed by Jim Sheridan is a delight ful tale of a young Irish Immigrant family that makes its way to New York City and struggles to make a life in the USA. It was nominated for 3 academy awards. All are welcome.

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20 MARCH 29, 2012 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Right on time to add to your homes curb appeal, refresh or rethink your garden, accent a room or two, put in that long-awaited window box or herb garden the University of South Floridas Botanical Gardens annual Spring Plant Festival is coming in April for the 23rd year. This popular event will offer a profusion of colorful greenery April 14 and 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with workshops at 11 a.m. and noon and music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Children under 12 and USF Botanical Garden members are admitted free of charge to this and a years worth of events and reduced-rate workshops. Parking is free. Have questions about drought and cold weather resistance or which plants thrive in shade or full sun? Equally abundant will be the expert advice that comes with the plants. There will be more than 70 vendors selling plants and plantrelated items. Attendees also will have access to the gardens growers and members of local plant and garden clubs and societies. In addition to plants, there will be a tool sharpener on the premises. Inspiration will be in full bloom from the various gardens on site as well. Weve created beautiful settings here and we invite everyone to take pictures and use our ideas USF Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Festival blossomsat home, said Botanical Gardens Director Laurie Walker. You can shop, take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and shop some more. This is also a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and plantlovers. The list of plants includes or chids, begonias, bonsais, lots of varieties of cactus, crotons, butterfly plants, camellias, bamboo, tropical fruit, citrus, gingers, plumeria, palms, bromeliads, car nivorous plants, African violets, ferns, herbs and more. For those who havent been to the Botanical Gardens in a while or ever, along with more than 3000 varieties of plants, a butterfly gar den and as many as 60 bird species passing through, there are new features. The gardens staff put in a new childrens craft area built by two USF alumni, Lance Hans and Pauhl Gazlay of GardenCarpenty. com and a Poetry Garden, a winding path with nature-inspired poems. Gardening is therapeutic, relaxing and helps make the world a more beautiful place, Walker said. And were quite proud of the fact that the USF Botanical Gardens was voted one of the top 10 most romantic spots to propose marriage in Tampa. This event supports the USF Botanical Gardens, a nonprofit facili ty. For more information call (813) 974-2329 or gardens.usf.edu.Apollo Beach Elementary Students of the MonthHunter Anderson, Lindsey Anderson, Karley Brigman, Peytan Caskey, Haili Chinique, Becky Council, Audrey Cyr, Myles Diana, Tyler Fields, Mikayla Friday, Valerie Grochan, Harry Hanlon, Emily Heath, Kate Ise, Samantha Law, Evan Martinez, Jackson McCormick, Nicholas Mercer, Drew Mihok, Gardenia NavarroSantiago, April Profit, Jonathan Pyram, Sam Renfroe, Yami Ryes, Grace Ryan, Morgan Steel, Livy Lu Waller, Franyzah Waton, Landon Wilder, Landon Wycoff, Ashleigh Wykes, Mikele Younger, Patrol: Sydney Baksa. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netFrugal Composting A frugal tumbler can be made from a large, inexpensive, clean garbage can with a lid. Simply drill small holes all over the can. Put a layer of potting soil on the bottom and then add your items to compost. Every so often get someone to help you roll it back and forth on its side a few times, making sure the lid is completely closed. Judi Free Movies I love to watch movies, but rental can be pricey. And my local library doesnt have much to offer. So I download movies that are already in the public domain since the copyright on them already expired. Its legal to download them. Use Google to find a list of such movies. Some great classics like Metropolis are available, and all kinds of genres can be found! The time period ranges from 1912-1989. Lena G. Extra Egg Yolks? My husband likes egg whites for breakfast but not the egg yolks. As I dont want the extra yokes, I wondered what to do with them besides throwing them out. They make a great hair conditioner. They can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about two days. Mix with a little oil just before use. Rinse well. C. Find these tricks and many more at www.TheDollarStretcher.com.Dollar Stretcher Tips Weight Watchers extends inviteWeight Watchers meets at 8 and 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. For more information, contact Sandy at samt6717@gmail.com.Outdoor WorldEarly Bass In early spring, catchable bass can be scattered almost anywhere in a lake, but you can up your odds by fishing northern shorelines where the sun warms the water the most each day. Your odds get even higher in isolated backwaters along the northern shoreline where water warms faster even yet. Always remember, the warmer the water the more active the fish. Even in these areas though, the bass arent going to be active all the time. If an early season lure like a ounce white single spin doesnt produce try small jigs and in line spinners. The single most productive presentation in early, early spring is to stop retrieving your lure and let it sit. Small tube type baits, grubs, jig and pig, and 4 long natural colored bait fish shaped lures all work well on early bass. Rick Clunn is a 4-Time Bassmaster Classic Champion For more tips, log onto basspro.com

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16 MARCH 29, 2012 21 Chicken Nugget Tacos Prep Time: 30 minutes Start to Finish: 30 minutes 6 servings (2 tacos each) 24 frozen breaded cooked chicken nuggets 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix (from 1-ounce package) 1 to 2 tablespoons milk 1 box (7.4 ounces) Old El Paso hard and soft taco shells (6 hard corn shells and 6 soft 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces) 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1/2 cup Old El Paso Thick n Chunky salsa Bake chicken nuggets as directed on package. Cover to keep warm. Reduce oven temperature to 325F. Heat taco shells and tortillas as directed on box. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream, taco seasoning mix and enough milk for desired consistency. Set aside. Fill each taco shell and tortilla with 2 chicken nuggets, cheese, lettuce and salsa. Drizzle each with sour cream mixture. Cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thor oughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco season ing mix and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pasta sauce; cook over medium heat until hot. Stir in cooked spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat taco shells as directed on box. Spoon about 1/2 cup spaghetti mixture into each taco shell; top with tomato and Parmesan cheese. Variation: If you like corn, add 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn with the pasta sauce. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot. Amazing Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos Prep Time: 25 minutes Start to Finish: 25 minutes 6 servings (2 tacos each) 1 pound lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped| (1/2 cup) 1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix 2/3 cup water 1/2 cup Old El Paso Cheese n Salsa dip (from 15-oz. jar) 1 box (7.4 oz.) Old El Paso hard and soft taco shells (6 hard corn shells and 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped (1 cup) 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 min utes, stirring frequently, until thor oughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco season ing mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in dip until well mixed. Heat taco shells and tortillas as directed on box. Fill heated taco shells and tortillas with warm beef mixture, lettuce, tomato and bacon. Substitution: Salsa dip? Try 4 ounces Mexican prepared cheese product, cubed, or another soft cheese that melts easily. If you prefer less spice, use regular prepared cheese product. FAMILY FEATURES Nothing brings the family together quite like taco night. So why not make it extra special by putting a taco twist on some other family favorites to make an easy, fun meal the whole family will love? Whether its the crunch that brings them to the table, the crave able taste of tacos or the ability to make their taco, their way, its the one dinner the whole family loves. Do the kids love cheeseburgers? Try the Old E l Paso A BC Taco ( A mazing Bacon Cheeseburger Taco) recipe to change things up. Need something to spice up spaghetti? Make Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos, which serve up spaghetti and meat sauce in toppings such as lettuce, sour cream and salsa and serving in hard and soft taco shells. Visit www.Old E lPaso.com for coupons and more ways to put Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos 5 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half 1 pound lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef 1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix 1/2 cup water 1-1/4 cups tomato pasta sauce (any variety) 1 box (4.7 ounces) Old El Paso Stand N Stuff taco shells (10 shells) 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup), if desired 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese Kids love participating in meal time, so gather the whole family to pitch in and make taco night right FAMILYTACO NIGHTwith a TWIST

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22 MARCH 29, 2012 Many of the non profit organiza tions serving the children in our community have seen their budgets cut dramatically as a result of the economy and the reduction in government funding. At the same time the demand for the services they provide has not gone down. In response to this situation a group of local residents has come together to organize the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament. The tournament will take place Thursday May 10 and Saturday May 12, 2012 at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin. The Honorary Event Chair is Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. Murman was elected as County Commissioner in 2010. Prior to joining the Commission, Murman completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004. Representative Murman was the first Republican Woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore in the Florida House of Representatives On Thursday May 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Darren Dannelly, Director of the Ys Camp Cristina in Riverview will be overseeing a Chil drens Tournament. This event is designed to be a hands on, funfilled learning experience for chil dren aged 6 12, and their favorite adults. With assistance from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Dannelly will be leading children through a variety of activ ities including the opportunity to fish off of the pier at Little Harbor. Advance registration is required. Teams of one adult and one child can register for $10. A family registration for one adult and up to three children is $15. Registra tion forms can be down loaded at www.southshoreprofish.com. Following the Childrens Tour nament, the Captains Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 10:00 pm. Thursday evening in the Royal Palm Ball Room at Little Harbor. In addition to a sumptuous dinner and entertainment, businesses throughout Tampa Bay have donated items for the silent auction and door prizes. The Professional Fishing Tour nament is scheduled for Saturday May 12 beginning with breakfast and registration. This tournament is different than most in the area in that when a team registers to participate in the tournament a local professionally licensed Char ter Captain is hired. The Charter Captain is responsible for bringing all the gear and everything required for the fishing excursion. Capt. Danny Guarino of Ruskin is organizing the Captains. All the particulars and the registration forms are on the web site, www. southshoreprofish.com. Slots for single anglers are available for $500. Teams of three can be registered to $1250 and a team of four is $1500. The volunteers will be present at the Tiki Bar area at Little Har bor at 7:30 am to begin checking in teams and making sure that everyone gets all their goodies for the day. All boats will be under way at 9 a.m. and must return by 3 p.m. This is a catch and release tournament. Anglers will gather, and results will be tabulated for an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Captains Quarters at Little Har bor. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit three charities serving the children of the SouthShore Communities. The first of is the Foundation of the Rotary Club of South Shore Ruskin. They have established a mentoring program designed to assist local high school students in preparing for college. Teaming with local business people to provide more than tutoring, this program helps prepare teens for college entrance exams and interviews.The Rural Social Services Partnership has been in existance for over fifteen years. This orgaization was originally formed to provide a way for ser vice providers to share resources and information. It has been bringing resources to the community and providing funding for out of school programs. This summers project is a program at Bethune Park in Wimauma. To learn more about the RSSP, visit their web site at www.rssphillsborough.org The Ys Camp Cristina in Riverview is the third charity. Cristina is a 65 acre facility located in Riverview. It serves an average of 300 children per week throughout the year in a variety of programs. Last year they awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to campers. Tournament details and registration forms are available at www.southshoreprofish.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on how you can participate check out the web site or leave a message at 813-645-3732.SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31 Installation of new officers Installation will take place at 4 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bryan from 6-8 p.m. and the cost is $15. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.Meet the SouthShore Arts Council BoardThe SouthShore Arts Council will have a General Membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Big Draw Studio in Ruskin. They have a new board of directors to introduce along with some exciting plans for the coming year. They would like to encourage members to attend the meeting, enjoy some refreshments and share their interests and ideas. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net 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 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, April 6 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, April 7 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Friday, April 13 7-11 p.m. Southern Tied All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS

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MARCH 29, 2012 23 Learn the signs of diabetesSigns and Symptoms of Diabetes will be discussed at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. Holly Wetz, R.N., C.D.E. Clinical Educator for St. Joseph Hospital/Healthways Diabetes Center will give a PowerPoint presentation on Type 2 Diabetes including possible signs and symptoms. Everyone is welcome. Reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 6341252 if you plan to attend. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship Hall.Beachgoers can help biologists monitor spawning horseshoe crabs Mating horseshoe crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. These crabs are burying themselves in the sand.As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public for help pinpointing the sites where these horseshoe crabs spawn. Beachgoers are likely to have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a full or new moon. The conditions around the new moon on March 22 and the full moon on April 6 will create ideal opportunities to view the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs. The FWC asks people to report sightings through one of several convenient options. Go to MyFWC.com/Contact and click on the Submit a Horseshoe Crab Survey link, then Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey. You can also email findings to horseshoe@MyFWC. com or call the FWC at 866-2529326. Observers should note the number of horseshoe crabs they see and whether those horseshoe crabs are mating. Mating crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. Other male crabs may be present around the couple. If possible, the observer should specify roughly how many horseshoe crabs are mating adults and how many are juveniles (4 inches wide or smaller). Biologists also want to know the date, time, location, habitat type and environmental conditions such as tides and moon phase when a sighting occurs. Through December 2011, the FWC has received 2,350 reports since the survey program began in April 2002. Horseshoe crabs, often called living fossils, have been around for approximately 450 million years and are an important part of a marine ecosystem. Their eggs are a vital food source for animals and birds, such as the red knot. Horseshoe crabs are important to humans as well. In the biomedical industry, horseshoe crab blood helps save human lives. Pharmaceutical companies use horseshoe crab blood to make sure that intravenous drugs and vaccine injections are bacteria-free. Also, research into horseshoe crab eyes has given scientists a greater knowledge of the functioning of human eyes. We asked for itWe got it Now, what are we doing with it! Get out the new welcome mat about 50,000 guests are coming to visit in hot, hot August. Theyll be in Tampa and its environs for the 2012 Republican National Convention, considered one of the two largest media events in the world. Theyll be interested, of course, in what just may be a hot, hot convention trying to settle on a candidate for U.S. president in the middle of Floridas potentially combustible hurricane season. On top of the thousands of news folks, there will be delegates coming from coast to coast as well as offshore, some 8,000 volunteers, tourists by the plane loads, Secret Service and FBI, cops from Are we ready for 50,000 guests?around the country and maybe a few thousand demonstrators ready to raisewell, the roof, if nothing else. Whatever their agendas, theyll all be on the lookout for a hot time of one sort or another. Theyll be spending an estimated $300 million. It could be one fire cracker of a party! How near are we to ready? What have we done to get there? Have we covered all the bases, anticipated all the contingencies, prepared for the best and the worst of times? Are we following another manual or writing our own? Hillsborough County citizens are invited to join the League of Women Voters in chewing over these and other questions with Tampas Chief of Police Jane Castor and Preston Cook, Hillsborough Countys Director of Emergency Operations, Saturday, March 31, at The Regent community center near Brandon. This Box Lunch Hot Topic is one of the FYI series which is presented by the Hillsborough County League throughout the year. Reservations are required. Cost is $15, including lunch. What: Box Lunch Hot Topic Are We Going to be Ready for 50,000 Guests? When: 11 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31 Where: The Regent, 6437 Watson Road (between Brandon and Riverview). RSVP by noon today, Thursday, March 29, to 813-649-4309 or RSVP@hclwv.org PHOTO COURTESY THE REGENTThe Regent (above), latest site for public meetings most convenient to South and East County residents, will host the League of Women Voters when they sponsor a box lunch discussion Saturday with Hillsborough County and Tampa officials about managing 50,000 guests expected here in August. The function is open to the public with RSVPs required.

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24 MARCH 29, 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 In all churches, individuals are better than their creeds. William Ellery Channing 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 EASTER SERVICES: 6 a.m. Sunrise | 8:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Mens Bible Study Every Tuesday 7 p.m.Every Mans BattleWomens Bible Study Every Tuesday 7 p.m.Experiencing GodRegister online at www.SouthBay.cc. Childcare available by reservation.Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreRegular Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. EASTER EGG HUNT FOR THE KIDS! Sunday, April 1stPalm SundayHoly Communion 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 5thMaundy Thursday Friday, April 6thGood Friday Sunday, April 8thEaster Sunday All Welcome Open Communion TableRev. Dr. Peter Stiller Barbara G KrichBarbara G Krich (giertz) 85, passed away on February, 18, 2012. Barbara was born and raised in Elgin, IL. She resided there until 1960 when she and her family moved to Southern California. She was active in her community and was an activist for many causes. In 2000 Barbara made another move to Florida. She fought Alzheimers courageously for 7 years. She is survived by her companion Phillip Weiss. She is survived by her sister, Helen Claghorn (Florida); her three sons, David Krich (Del Mar, Ca), Jeff Krich (Boca Raton, Fl) and Jay Krich (Los Angeles, Ca). She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Troy, Courtney, Sophia and Gable. A memorial service will be held in Oceanside California in September. Donations in her honor would be to a charity of your choice.Margaret Farnsworth Margaret Farnsworths life journey ended Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the age of 88. She and her husband, Lt. Joseph Holley Farnsworth, lived in Joplin for 40 years until retiring to Sun City Center, Florida in 1986. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the directions of Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, MOErnest GlaisterErnest Glaister, 82, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully on March 5, 2012. Ernie was born in Syracuse, NY and was an avid sportsman who hunted and fished the waters of upstate New York and nearby Canada for most of his life. In his youth he enjoyed many outdoor activities including snow and water skiing, as well as being an excellent golfer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked for most of his life as a parts manager for White Trucks in Buffalo, NY. In his later years he became involved with Alcoholics Anonymous and dedicated much of his time working with inmates at the prison in Deland, FL while residing in that area. Ernie moved to Sun City in 2007 and continued his affiliation with AA. His experience in Sun City was enjoyable, making many new friends and playing his beloved golf. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, William and Evelyn Glaister, and his sisters, Evelyn Gavin and Margaret Abram, and brother William. He is survived by his sister Ethel Thomas of Orlando and brother Thomas of Riverview, as well as the many nieces and nephews for whom Ernie cared the most. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 10 at Hospice of Sun City Center. The family would like to extend its appreciation to Ernies many Sun City friends whose concern and caring made his years in that community a part of his life he truly cherished. Donations in his name can be made to Alcoholics Anonymous of Sun City or Hospice of Sun City.Michael M. LuskinMichael M. Luskin, 98, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away March 9, 2012. He retired from DuPont as a chemical engineer. We lost a caring, loving man who spent much of his life helping others. He always looked for the good in people. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Pauline and two brothers, Nat, Milt and two sisters, Dottie and Rose. Survivors include three children, Jon (Susan) Luskin, Dona (Bill) Beaston, Eric (Christine) Luskin, a sister, Frances Rakow, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. A private memorial service was held for the family on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Donations in Michaels memory may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, or on-line at www. alzinfo.org/donate. Condolences and donation acknowledgements may be sent to the Luskin family, c/o Sun City Center Funeral Home 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL. continued at top of page Michael M. Luskin obituary continuedFlorence ScoppettuoloFlorence Scoppettuolo, of Sun City Center, FL passed away peacefully March 16, 2012. Florence was born in Hartford, Maine in 1920 and lived most of her life in Malden, MA with her late husband Arthur who predeceased her in 1986. She later moved to Sun City Center, FL and is survived by her son Eugene Scoppettuolo and his wife Lois of Sun City Center, FL; her grandchildren Joseph Scoppettuolo of Margate, FL; Linda and Brian Grehoski, and their children Jason and Jocelyn of Chandler, AZ; and Neal and Danielle Scoppettuolo and their children Mark & Alexis of Wesley Chapel, FL; plus her many friends in Florida and Massachusetts. A private memorial and interment will be held in MA at a later date and her family asks that any remembrances you wish to make be made in her memory to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.Jack TernentJack Ternent, 84, of Sun City Center, FL., passed away March 25, 2012. Jack retired from American Bridge US Steel and served in WWII in the US Army. He was such an honorable, loving, generous soul. He loved to take things apart and reconstruct it, cruise all over town in his Baby Cadillac and bake delicious brownies. Jacks heart was beautiful and full of love. He is survived by his family, including his son Mark Terrent and his sister, Peggy McClure. Jack is also survived by his dear friends who loved him so much, including Erika Levcsik, Sabrina Levicsik, Shane Goldman, many nieces and nephews and all his other amazing friends. There will be a memorial service for Jack at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. 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MARCH 29, 2012 25 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................. 9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .......................................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 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. Prince of Peace Catholic Church LENT and EASTER SCHEDULESHoly Week Confession Schedule Sunday, April 1 Monday, April 2 thru Wednesday, April 4 Holy Thursday, April 5 Good Friday, April 6 Holy Saturday, April 7The Easter Triduum Good Friday, April 6 Holy Saturday, April 7 Easter Sunday, April 8 Tucker to speakThe Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D. (minister emeritus of Lakeland UU Congregation) will provide the main discourse at the Thursday, April 5 service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, located at 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. His topic is titled: Does Your Essence Precede Your Existence? -twisting the famous statement of Sartre regarding existentialism. Coffee and conversation begin at 7 p.m. with the program commencing at 7:30 p.m. It runs about one hour. All are welcome.Pop Concert features show tunesThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host the Sun City Chamber Players Chamber Goes Pop Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in the church sanctuary. This special concert features soprano, Johanna Fincher performing some of her favorite show tunes. The ensemble will also be performing arrangements from Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera, James Bond and music by the Beatles. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com. Trinity Baptist church choir raises its voice in songThe Trinity Baptist church choir will present O What A Savior, created by Russell Mauldin and Sue Smith, narrated by Larry Jessup and directed by Rev. James Feist at 6 p.m on Sunday, April 1. The Cantata will be sung by the renowned Trinity Baptist Choir. The choir has received much attention in the area for its performances at the Sun City Center Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies as well as for singing the National Anthem at Spring Training baseball games. Admission is free and all are welcome. The church is located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West. For more information call 634-4228.The Trinity Baptist church choir. Joint choral concert plannedPrince of Peace Catholic Church and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center are proud to present a joint choral concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in the sanctuary of the Methodist church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Conducted by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at SCCUMC, and accompanied by Keith Rasmussen, Coordinator of Music and Organist at POPCC, the concert will feature Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ, perhaps the most well-known and oft-performed Holy week choral masterwork. The chorus of approximately 80 will be joined by local soloists, Patrice Rasmussen (soprano), Dan Dunn (tenor) and Paul Barrientos (baritone). This concert is the first of several planned joint presentations by the two churches. They are anticipating a large turnout for this event, so concert-goers are encouraged to come early for the best seats. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at 813-6342539. New members enjoy welcome receptionThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, conducted a reception for five new members on Sunday. Following the Sunday Ser vice, refreshments were served in the Great Hall as the congregation greeted and visited with the new members. It was a very special and joyful morning.New members seated left to right: Joan Ekstrom, Mary Williams, Phyllis Van Linder, Ronald J. Forth Sr., Maggie Forth; standing left to right: Moderator Anne Ginevan, Associate Pastor Rev. Ruth Richardson, Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans, Vice Moderator Bruce Grabert Chai Chapter of Hadassah to host accessory swapChai Chapter of Hadassah has organized an Accessory Swap for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at Beth Israel, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. Hadassah is an organization that saves lives, educates and fulfulls the dreams of youth. Stop in, meet the members and go home with a new accessory. You must R.S.V.P. to attend. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call Carol at 813-829-7227 or email monkeyandwife@yahoo.com.

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26 MARCH 29, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 9/30/12 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. Exp. 4/15/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and SaturdayOPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.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! Council of Catholic Women to meetThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. An assortment of desserts plus table and door prizes will add to the festivities. For more info call 633-2460.Church sponsors health seminarsYour Joint Replacement is the topic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. Dr. Robert Maddalon, MD, MS will be speaking on arthroscopic and computer-assisted surgeries in par tial and total joint replacements. Everyone is welcome. Reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 634-1252. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship HallDramas highlight Holy WeekThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, announces its Holy Week 2012 Dramas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 5-7. Three original dramas written and directed by Carol Stewart will be presented depicting the last days of Jesus and will be based upon the words of Christ to his Disciples and the world. The first of these on Maundy Thursday entitled Christs Words of Covenant and Commandment dramatically depicts Jesus last words to his Disciples following the Last Supper. Thursdays drama will also have a time of Holy Communion commemorat ing that event. On Good Friday, the Drama Team will present a Tenebrae Service entitled The Seven Last Words of Christ. This service of darkness will present dramatic meditations on each of the seven last phrases that Jesus spoke on the cross. Holy Saturdays drama entitled The Vigil: Remembering Christs Words brings first-century and modern characters together as they reflect upon some of the most memorable words of Jesus. This drama includes actors of all ages. Services of the Resurrection will follow on Easter Sunday at 6:45 (Sonrise), 9 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. (Easter Cantata with Chancel Choir, Sanctuary Handbells, soloists, and instrumentalists) and 11 a.m. (Bilingual Celebration Ser vice). Dates and times for these events are as follows: Maundy Thursday drama, April 5, 7 p.m. Christs Words of Covenant and Commandment Good Friday drama, April 6, 7 p.m., The Seven Last Words of Christ Holy Saturday drama, April 7, 4 p.m. The Vigil: Remembering Christs Words Easter Services of the Resurrection, April 8, at 6:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 11 a.m. (Bilingual) Easter Sunday breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall and is open to all who attend services that day. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com.Christian Womens Connection offers luncheon programChristian Womens Connection will present the April luncheon and program at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Speaker Janet Peavyhouse will share bits and pieces of entertaining. Inspirational speaker Carolyn Ersig will tell her story of being an orphan and becoming a member of a beautiful family. Seating begins at 11 a.m. followed by the program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu choices are tuna salad stuffed tomato or tossed salad with grilled chicken. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations or cancelations are required before noon, April 9. For more informa tion or to make reservations call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540. Enjoy a musical for EasterSouthside Baptist Church presents O What A Savior! at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at 4208 U.S. Hwy 41 S., Sun City, four miles south of College Ave. Everyone is invited. For more information call 813-645-4085. Matthew 28:5-6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Friday night at the moviesThe United Methodist Church of SCC on 1210 Del Webb Blvd West will feature its monthly Friday Night at the Movies April 13. The movie, Soul Surfer, is a true story about a teenaged girl, train ing to be a world surfer. While practicing, her arm was bitten off by a shark. After many days in the hospital and thinking her dreams were lostshe re-entered the world of surfing. Will all her dreams be in vain or will she succeed? Doors of Creason Hall open at 6 p.m. with popcorn and fresh brewed coffee. The movie starts at 6:30 with an introduction by Dr. Ken Barringer. Church sponsors Ethnic Pot Luck The Fun Brigade of the United Community Church will enjoy an Ethnic Pot Luck at 4 p.m., April 19 in the Great Hall of the church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Do you have a special recipe/meal that you remember from your youth, perhaps a favorite casserole, salad or dessert from your family background? Prepare that dish, bring it to the church complete with a label, your name, nationality, and ethnic background of your dish. This will really be great fun to hear stories of the Sunday Dinner, history of Grandmas birthday treat and the holiday traditions. Everyone is welcome--there is no charge---just you and your special treat for a Fun Pot Luck. Oh, an added surprise will be a Silent Auction with wonderful items to bid on. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Presbyterian Women honor Rachel GibsonAt St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Rachel Gibson was awarded a Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women in recognition of her time and talents given to the church and community. Matthew 26:3-4 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. Matthew 26:1-2 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, As you know, the Passover is two days away and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified. Queens Luncheon goes HawaiianDarlene Walters troupe of hula dancers, the Hula Honeys, performed on March 14 at the Queens Luncheon in the Kings Point Borini Theatre. The meal was consistent with the tropical theme and included sweet and sour chicken with Hawaiian vegetable fried rice. A capacity crowd was treated to a variety of hula dances, from traditional to modern. Pearl, the latest addition to the troupe, dances from her wheelchair and is an inspiration to any handicapped person who thinks they cant join in because of a disability. The host for the show was John Cortese and vocal entertainment was provided by Ron Leombruno. The troupe extends their warm thanks to Eva Hooley for her invaluable assistance as Stage Manager. Anyone interested in Darlenes class, held in Kings Point, may contact her at 633-6839.On stage before the show in some of the colorful costumes worn are left to right: Valerie Kelly, Linda Hawken, Sylvia Eddens, Darlene Walters, Eva Reisniger, Joan Leombruno, and Pearl Rubinsky.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 MARCH 29, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONALShe that has gets. A husband, Jack 88, low vision retired R evered needs wife. Eating, sleep, drive, plan manage recognition if good writer. Money half safety families. Counseling if wanted. 813-642-0189 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 SALEClosing Designer Showroom March 31, 9am-3pm. or M-F 9am4pm 139 S. Pebble; Beach Blvd., SCC. between CVS & Winn Dixie Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate VENDORS NEEDEDFree SpacesAPOLLO BEACHFlea Market5819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572(next to Shenaniganz)Saturday & Sunday7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.For information, please call813-482-3747 10TH ANNUA L COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE (S.R. 674 and Cypress Village Blvd. area) Ventana and LaPaloma Villages are located off Cypress Village Blvd. Villa dEste Village is located off 19th Avenue. Look for directional signage on Cypress Village Blvd. and 19th Ave. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31. 8am-3pm. L iving room furniture, tables, lamps, wall decor, TV Betty Boop collectibles, exercise equipment & lots of misc. 1301 R iver D r., S W, Ruskin 706 Huxley Place, SCC. Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 8am-noon. TV, couch, bed, lots of misc. R uskin. T hursday, F riday & S aturday. 3/29, 3/30 & 3/31, 8am-1pm. Industrial drill press, band saw, Shopmaster cut off saw, router, large air compressor, tool boxes, sockets, wrenches, sanders. Too many tools to list. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am2pm. 1208 Wild Feather, SCC. Bedroom furniture, entertainment center, tables, kitchen utilities, bakers rack, TV s, accent pieces, glassware, wall decorations, computer desk w/ chairs,. copier, etc.Above The Rest We have the best prices in Sun City Center on quality used furniture, household items, jewelry & much more. We also do estate sales. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Between CVS & Moving sale. T homasville, Bose, wicker, designer purses, men & womens clothing, 36 TV w/ stand, Futon w/ 2 pillows & covers, bric-a-brac etc. 2322 D el Webb Blvd East. SCC. Saturday 3/31, Moving sale. 3 days, Friday, March 30, Saturday March 31, & Sunday April 1. Beach. Furniture, bedrooms, misc. mowers, tools, household goods & gas grill. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS TOP Sale50% offall TopsPlus, the secret sale Huge Garage Sale Everything for everyone. Clothes, furniture, toys, small appliance & more. S aturday, March 31,. 8am-2pm. 8208 Carriage Point Dr., Gibsonton. (off Symmes Rd) E state /yard sale. 1740 A trium D r, S CC. 8am-2am. F riday & S aturday. Household items, furniture, clothing. No early birds. G arage sale. E verything has to go. Ruskin. 9am-2pmEntire Content of Home Furniture, small appliances, washer/ dryer, etc. 6713 Simmons Loop, Riv erview. Friday, Saturday & Sunday F riday & S aturday, March 30 & 31, 8am-noon. S pinning rods & reels, shrimp jack, aluminum 16ft extension ladder, 20gal air compressor with 100ft of hose, power nailers, drills, sanders, routers, 100ft extension cords, power plane, popcorn sprayer & much more. Cash only, no checks. 1112 El Rancho Dr., SCC. G arage sale. F riday 3/30 & S aturday 3/31, 8am-? 1023 Spindle Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Tools, artwork, household, marine, etc. L arge tag sale. Household, tools, etc. 8am-4pm. S aturday & S unday, March 31 & April 1. 1217 Primrose Lane., Lot 86. Little Manatee Isle MHP. Ruskin Yard /moving sale. E verything must go. Friday & Saturday. March 30 & 31, 8am-? R easonable prices. 1612 Council Dr., SCC. Yard sale. 1602 V entana D r., 8am-2pm. Friday & Saturday (off Cypress Village Blvd., Lots of stuff cheap. 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 312 ESTATE SALE 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right! 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Red, Club Car, tail lights, turn signals & mirror. Just like new, must see, $3,000 obo. 813-642-8217 E-Z Go Freedom. Turn signals, brake lights, horn, side curtain package, batteries 18mo old, low hrs. D rives like new Check out your observernews.net BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTERGolf Cart (E-Z-GO) Leather Recliner & Ottoman, White Wicker Sleep Sofa, Entertainment Center, 2 Flowered Barrel Chairs, Loveseat, 2 Arm Chairs, Drop Leaf Table (Light), Bookcase with Storage, Small Desk & Chair, Chest and Twin Headboard (Green), Ethan Allen 5-Pc. Desk, Office Suite (Maple), Small Blue Kitchen Table, 4 Chairs, Misc. Tables, Chairs, Lamps, Pictures, Dishes, Linens, Kitchen Items, and Womens Clothes.633-1173 or 508-03071920 Del Webb Blvd. WestMarch 30 & 31 7:30am-1pm St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.)Welcome Back to St. Vinnies... DONATIONS NEEDED VENDORS WANTEDfor Craft Fair to be held atSaturday, April 1411 a.m. 4 p.m.204 W. Shell Point Road, Ruskin(corner of 2nd St.)Call 813-645-0929to reserve your FREE space now!

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MARCH 29, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 REAL EST A TE500 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SER VICES650 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 458 P ARTS & SER VICE MARINE400 TRANSPORT A TION450 390 MISC. FOR SALELots of cheap 2x womens clothing. Suits, cruise wear, some new, misc., collectibles, Christmas lighting, shoes. 813-633-6968 410 BOA TSAluminum boat 14 semi V with Johnson 15hp man/ elec start outboard & galvanized trailer $1,250. Motor runs great 813-382-9101 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, 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 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED SINGLE FAMILY HOME in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. The new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This DW54 floor plan offers 1803 sq. ft. and lots of closets and great living space with tile and carpet throughout. Call today to make an appointment to see this lovely home and make it yours!! $104,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 RUSKIN WATERFRONT!! Large & spacious 3BR/2BA home located just off the Ruskin Inlet with no bridges to Tampa Bay. Over 100 ft. of seawall give you plenty of room for a large boat or sailboat. Short sale offered at $199,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy. 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income. $198,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE REDUCTION !! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $219,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. A HOUSE AND A WORK PLACE ON 1 ACRE IN RUSKIN: This property, zoned CG, in great residential area offers 2,600 sq. ft. of home and office space, 2-car detached garage and double carport. Beautiful cleared acre lot with few oaks, circular driveway & large road frontage. $239,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE HOUSE, RUSKIN: Nice 3BR+den/1BA, tile floors in living/kitchen area, large utility-rm, CHA, newer roof, beautiful large lot. Walking distance to school, perfect for families with children. $45,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! Cute and inexpensive furnished mobile-home on its own lot. 2BR/1BA, large concrete block addition, screened porch, carport, cement driveway and 2 nice sheds. Washer, dryer, central air and heat, roof over, fenced backyard, no HOA. $36,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.4 ACRES with county water and sewer available. Ideal for your estate home or build up to 4 homes on this property. Mostly cleared corner lot within minutes to Schools, Churches, Restaurants and Recreation. Asking $60,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 CUSTOM HOME IN DESIRABLE HOOD. Newly listed 3BR/2BA is on oversized lot with NO HOA, NO CDD, NO GATE, NO FLOOD INSURANCE. Upgraded kitchen with maple cabinets, corian countertops and backsplash, plentiful storage. 2 stories with cathedral ceiling, built-in entertainment center, newer carpet, flooring. Extensive exterior improvement, deck, 2-car garage. $159,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 463 CAMPERS(2) clean 30 travel trailers, full kitchens & baths. 2005 Gulf Stream $5,500: 2005 Trail-lite with slideout $7,500. Call Bob at 608-617-6310 611 HOUSES FOR SALE Dont wait to establish your business and home! This commercial property in great residential area offers 2,600 sq. ft. of home and office space, detached 2-car garage and double carport, and a beautiful cleared acre lot with large oaks and circular driveway. Lots of road frontage and parking space, right in town, very close to main highways. CG zoning. $239,000. in desirable secluded neighborhood, high and dry, close to river and boat ramp. 2BR+Den/2BA, large kitchen and family room overlooking screened pool, tile floors in living areas, garage with washer & dryer, gazebo and shed in fenced backyard. Well and county water. $125,000. Cute and inexpensive furnished mobile home on its own lot. 2BR/1BA, large concrete block addition, screened porch, carport, cement driveway and 2 nice sheds. Washer, dryer, central air and heat, roofover, fenced backyard, no HOA. $36,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 512 CONDOS FOR SALE2br/2ba, King Point condo. 55+ community. New carpet & tile. Partially $23,500. Call Bill 813-633-8083 2BR/2BA in Andover, KP, new carpeting. Owner will finance, 5% interest with $3000 down..... $22,500 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated..$62,500 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, furnished or unfurnished........... $700 per month 565 M.H. 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By MELODY JAMESON%  BALM Tearfully, their laughter leavened with sadness, the hopefulness tinged with regret, bonds forged over years between inmates and volunteers loosened here last week. Striving for a positive spin on a long-dreaded event closure of the Hillsborough Correctional Institution the facilitys female prisoners served their mentors and teachers for the last time Thursday with large cookies, rich chocolate bars and decorated sheet cake made in their culinary classes. And, then, filling their prison chapel to capacity, together they rocked the rafters with song, shared appreciations, cried and counseled through their tears. Florida Representative Rich Glorioso, a member of the Hillsborough legislative delegation who worked at the state level to keep HCI open, had to pause to regain composure as he asked assembled inmates to hang on to their HCI experience now that theyre moving to another facility. We all want you to be successful, he asserted seriously, then added Im a good Republican, I want you to go forth in the world, work and pay taxes as laughter rippled through the crowd. Long time volunteer Janet Smith, struggling to hold back tears, quoted the Biblical advice given by St. Paul, learn to be content in whatever state you are. And veteran corrections officer Sgt. David Schaffer, noting that hes been on the job for decades, asserted Ive never seen a program like this one. Take the program with you and dont quit. Just do not quit! Dr. Ken Barringer, retired psychologist and a prison volunteer for nearly 10 years, spoke of the drastic changes in your lives that he has witnessed, adding I thank you for that. May God bless you all of your lives. For their part, inmates lined up at a microphone to express their gratitude and their regrets. One referred emphatically to her six wonderful years at HCI, learning to love. Today, she added, I am somebody. Thank you. www.ObserverNews.netMarch 29, 2012 Volume 56 Number 10THE OBSERVER NEWS Local bank robber arrestedA Ruskin man is being held on charges of robbing two Sun City Center banks recently. See more details on page 11 Florida black bears are making a comeback thanks to research and conservation efforts. Take a look at the latest set of cubs collared by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: $50 million project ahead of schedule; may save time and money By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@pennyetcher.comRIVERVIEW A three-phase project that began in 2005 and was scheduled to be completed in February 2014 may just end ahead of schedule. We arent sure yet just how much time weve saved, but weve changed a few things that are really going to make a difference, said county spokesman Steve Valdez. This difference will be in both time and money. Right now, were on schedule, but weve had the bridges redesigned so we can do the work faster and more efficiently and still get the same result, he continued. In essence, we found that we could build the two spans by bringing in pre-cast structures and drilling instead of pounding them down. Its just a matter of using different techniques than were originally planned. Phase III of the project is widening the portion of Boyette Road in Riverview from McMullen Road to Bell Shoals. The project, which is being done by Prince Contracting, based in Tampa, was engineered by and is being inspected by HW Lochner Inc. of Winter Garden and managed by Dana Mackey of Hillsborough County Roads and Streets. Entirely a county project, the three-mile phase will widen the road from two to four lanes and have various sizes and styles of landscaped medians. There will also be bicycle paths and sidewalks on both sides of the road, Valdez said. According to information provided on the countys website by Mackey, the project is funded by the Community Investment Tax, which is a one-cent sales tax payable only in Hillsborough County. The first two phases of the project also went well, but ran PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe $50 million widening project on Boyette Road in Riverview may finish earlier than expected and cost less than originally projected.See BOYETTE ROAD, page 4Kites paint the sky over Apollo BeachMItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTOS By %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netLaughter from children could be heard on the ground while kites painted the sky in Apollo Beach for the fourth annual Kite Fest, sponsored by the Apollo Beach Beautification Committee (ABBC). Dozens of children were provided with free kites and everything they needed to color and customize them, along with free beverages and hot dogs, before sending their creations into the sky. Four-year-old Joshua Burdette, on his first outing with a kite, flew it like a pro while his mother Danielle watched with a smile on her face. As much as the children enjoyed See KITES, page 18 Breaking bonds painful for prison inmates, volunteers See BREAKING BONDS, page 3meloMELODyY JAmeMESonON photoPHOTO

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I have learned to give back, she allowed and then added impishly, about $200,000 worth of giving back, referring to the value of the programs charitable donations. One of the women with substantial prison experience called attention to the vast difference between the HCI compound and other facilities. We know every day we are loved, she said, referring to the courtesy extended HCI inmates by staff and volunteers alike. As a result, she added, my children will have a good mother when I get out and my mother wont be getting phone calls in the middle of the night. The reason, she reiterated, is my prison family and Gods help. Still others voiced their amazement that anyone would fight for a prison and talked of the value as well as values of the prison family and noted regretfully that they will not be able to pursue courses of study or complete classes for certification as the HCI programs ended this week even though the instructional timeframes did not. The same subjects are not expected to be duplicated where they are going. HCIs inmate population is to be transferred to a new two-dormitory addition to the Lowell womens prison complex near Ocala in Marion County. The facility is known as the Lowell Reception Center and anticipated to accommodate about 1,300 women prisoners. Many of the HCI staff also are to be shifted to parts of the Lowell complex, including HCI Warden Robin Smith, Deputy Warden Angel Velez, and R. Maria Tarrant, known fondly as Chef T, director of the culinary arts program at HCI, plus some of the corrections officers. Neither Smith nor Jo Ellyn Rackleff, spokesperson for Floridas Department of Corrections in Tallahassee, could provide exact relocation dates. Smith said she expects to begin work at Lowell next week. Asked about any plans for use of the 120-acre HCI campus with substantial road frontage and containing several staff residences as well as other functional buildings, Rackleff said she had heard nothing about final disposition of the property. Its ownership, she added, reverts to Floridas Department of Management Services for sale or leasing. And when pressed about possible sale of any of the larger Florida prisons where prisoners now are being consolidated to one or more of the for-profit commercial prison corporations in the market to buy, the DOC spokeswoman replied that to the best of her knowledge state administrators are not considering any such idea. Smith also told The Observer this week that she had heard nothing about any future uses of the HCI campus. She noted, too, that she foresees HCI inmates may find the new Lowell Reception Center and its programs as rehabilitative and encouraging as their experiences locally have been. A pending legal action filed by an inmate on behalf of the HCI population disputes that perception, though, claiming that the new faith-based dormitory facility at Lowell does not meet the statutory standard mandated for women prisoners. In addition, not all HCI personnel and supporters are sold on reasoning advanced for the facility shuttering and relocation of inmates. Staff members comment privately they believe the closure is a mistake being implemented without concern for inmate welfare, but for politically influenced financial reasons. Several area legislators also have suggested the DOC justification for the closure is based on faulty calculations as well as misrepresentations. And one volunteer leader declared emphatically he will not vote to Breaking bonds%  retain Scott as governor because of his indifference and unresponsiveness in the face of inmate, volunteer and community pleas for consideration. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonMELODY JAMESON PHOTOSBoxes of tissue were popular choices last week when inmates at Hillsborough Correctional Institution and some 100 of the prisons volunteers bravely but sadly bid their farewells as the facility prepares for permanent closure. The female prisoners are being relocated to a new section of the Lowell correctional complex for women near Ocala as part of a consolidation which the Florida Department of Corrections says will save money. HCI inmates opened their last presentation for their mentors and teachers with several rousing musical numbers which brought many of the volunteers to their feet. Keeping time with the rhythm are Dr. Ken Barringer (right) and his wife, Jean (to his left), as Helen Campbell, (seated), a former volunteer chaplain, joins in the vocal. Janet`Smith, (background), another long time volunteer at the prison, also got into the spirit of the number without any coaxing. As part of a program presented by HCI inmates for a large contingent of their teachers and mentors probably for the last time at the prison on C.R. 672 near Balm one group performed an athletic dance routine. Both inmates and volunteers, along with some legislators, registered vigorous objections to closing the 36-year-old facility rather than refurbishing it and increasing its population to bring down per diem costs, but state administrators have remained adamant about shuttering it and several other facilities around the state.

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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 By William Hodges You can choose your attitudeThere are times when a good cry is the best medicine. When you hit yourself on the finger with a hammer or you lose a loved one, go ahead and bawl your eyes out. You can even raise your head and scream, Why me, God? Do it because you want to, do it because you need to, do it because it is the right thing to do; but once you do it, take control of your emotions and put the hurt behind you. Short of death, it is not the trouble that befalls you, but how you react to it that will determine the outcome. I like this Hindu saying: It is not the bite of the snake that kills you, but rather the energy you expend trying to track it down and destroy it that drives the poison to your heart. Have you been snake bit and are still using up energy to track that rascal down with murder in your heart? Maybe you are doing it and you are not even conscious of it. My friend Jane lost her husband of almost 30 years. She became sullen and not much fun to be around. The couples she and her husband had as friends slowly deserted her one by one because she found fault with them. Her snake bite was losing her husband. The snake was seeing her friends happy relationships and feeling the pain of being alone. Her actions were ensuring that would end up being alone. Another snake chaser I knew was Tom. Tom was the shortest kid in his class all the way through high school. Over the years he took a lot of kidding about being the runt of the litter. When he turned 19, Tom grew several inches and considered average heightthat is, by everyone but Tom. Toms snake was still thinking of himself as short and being continually on guard lest someone make a short joke about him. This attitude manifested itself in ways such as this. When paying a bill at a restaurant, he miscounted the amount he gave the cashier. Noting that the amount was not enough, the cashier said, Youre a little short, arent you? Tom came apart at the seams. He told the poor cashier to mind her own business and that he thought her very rude. It wasnt until I calmed Tom down that he realized his mistake and apologized. Even though we was physically tall enough, he had reduced himself in personal stature. The Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung said, Emotions are contagious. If that is trueand I believe it to bewe have to make some choices about how we are going to feel. First is whether we are going to be a font of negativity. Are we going to be the dark cloud that invades the lives of others? More importantly, will we perpetuate in our own mind the emotional darkness of hate, regret, fear and loss? The second is whether we are going to avoid those who are bent under the burden of a negative attitude. These people are as dangerous to our continued wellbeing as a plague carrier. If we are not careful, they will have us chasing their snakes. What can we do to achieve the right attitude or maintain it? Start by surrounding yourself with upbeat people and events. The results of a study in Australia indicated that the simple act of going to a movie can change your outlook on life. People who attend a comedy movie see their lives in much more positive terms than those who have just seen a depressing movie. If something as simple as a movie can affect the way you see your life, think about all the other things that you are exposed to every day. Newspapers, television, radio and social networksjust to name a fewcan have a very profound impact on your life and especially how you see it. If youve been bit, dont chase down the snake; just get on with your life.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. comon schedule and did not finish early. Phase I started at U.S. 301 and went east to Balm-Riverview Road in 2005. It was a one-anda-half year project, Valdez said. Phase II lasted from 2007 to early 2010, and was soon followed by the current phase. The cost of the current phase is $22,373,614.00, with the total for the entire three-phase project at approximately $50 million, stated Valdez. The project was designed by Orth-Rodgers engineering.Boyette Road%  It was started as a result of backed-up traffic all along Boyette Road especially at crucial times of day, Valdez said. I know its really inconvenient now and people are tired of seeing the work go on, but when its completed it will be well worth it. Traveling through the worksite, county workers often must reduce traffic to one-lane by holding up Stop and Slow signs to allow for the safety and movement of heavy equipment and workers. Deadline Reminder . ................. . ....................... . ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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X 8 5 MARCH 29, 2012 5 Driver safety program now in Apollo BeachAARP is proud to welcome Century 21, Beggins Enterprises, 6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach as their newest sponsor of the Driver Safety Program. Thanks to Century 21, Apollo Beach residents will now be able to take the AARP Driver Safety Program in this beautiful, close to home facility! Have you ever wondered why good, experienced drivers would take this course? Participants learn defensive driving techniques and updates on new traffic laws. It covers strategies to help adapt to changes in cars, roads, and ourselves. Best of all, Florida participants over 50 qualify for a discount in their auto insurance rate! That equals a win/win program. For just $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members, you can update your driving skills and save money, too. The first class will be from 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Class is limited to 25 participants. To register or for more information, call (813) 645-8481. 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, March 29 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Wet Burrito Dinner by Casey for the Ryan Dixon Fund at 5 p.m. Music by Calvin O from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8 Easter Ham Dinner will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. Come on down and join us. Monday, April 2 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, April 4 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. Help available for small, minority and women businesses Local business owners have the opportunity to help shape Hillsborough Countys Small, Minority Business Development Program, while finding out how to boost their businesses. Hillsborough County will hold a workshop to receive input from the public regarding the Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Woman Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise (DM/DWBE & SBE) Encouragement programs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Room 139, in Tampa. The purpose of the DM/DWBE & SBE Encouragement programs is to provide incentives for the participation of DM/DWBE & SBEs in Hillsborough County's procurement and contracting activities. The County aims to ensure these businesses are well represented in County purchases and contracts. This is accomplished through outreach efforts, such as workshops, and other forms of assistance and referral. Hillsborough County contractors and minority/women and small businesses are invited to learn about upcoming Hillsborough County projects, new good-faith efforts documentation, and a chance to build sustainable business relationships from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. The networking session will be at Hillsborough Countys Small Business Information Center, 7402 N. 56th St., Building 400, Suite 425, in Tampa. For more information on the workshop and networking session, call Hillsborough Countys Small, Minority Business Development Office at (813) 914-4028.East Bay Watch Schedule JV/Varsity March 26. ...................Riverview (D). ..............................6:15/7:30 p.m. March 29. ...................At Spoto (D). .................................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 2. .......................Durant. ..........................................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 6. .......................Lincoln-Tallahassee. .....................9 a.m. April 6. .......................TBD-Tallahasseee. ........................TBD April 9. .......................Bloomingdale (D). ........................6:15/7:30 p.m. April 12. .....................At Lennard (D). .............................7 p.m. April 16. .....................Freedom. .......................................7 p.m. April 19. .....................at Osceola-Kissimmee. .................7 p.m. The 2012 season is upon us. Last year the team finished 11-3 and district runner-up and looks to contend for the district again this year. Key players returning are senior QB Stephanie and Wide Receivers Nicole Lock and Madeline Hornacek. For team information, visit www. ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.East Bay Girls Flag Football Season to begin South County has it all: lovable characters, family events and health screenings Its a big month for Childrens Board Family Resource Centers all over the Tampa Bay area in South County, Brandon, North Tampa, Central Tampa, and Town n Country. The adorable Berenstain Bears will greet children and take part in various family activities, such as coloring, arts and crafts and story time. Our services, classes and events, along with our dedicated staff and volunteers, enhance the quality of life for all families in the area, says Maria Negron, program director. The Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County is a place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier and stronger. The address is 3030 E. College Ave., Ruskin, (813) 641-5600, which is a convenient destination for neighbors from each direction of town. April brings awareness of Child Abuse Prevention. The pinwheel represents efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention with positive messages and family events. Join them for a variety of activities such as Arts & Crafts, Story Time, and visits from the Berenstain Bears. Registration is required by calling (813) 641-5600. St. Josephs Childrens Advocacy Center will be conducting hearing and vision screenings for children ages birth to 18. There is no charge for the screenings and no appointments necessary. Join them for a friendly supportive workshop. Learn how to keep your baby safe from the top three preventable causes of infant death. Parents, family, friends and caregivers are invited. For more information, call (813) 641-5600. Have your childs teeth checked with an oral exam provided by Suncoast Community Health Centers. For an appointment call (813) 641-5600. All programs and activities are at no cost to participants. They also have centers in Town n Country, North Tampa, Central Tampa and Brandon. Check out program and event times on the website www. family supporthc.org and to find more information. Check out the FSRC activities on out their website www.familysupporthc.org for more information. Childrens Board Family Resource Center South County hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Childrens Board of Hillsborough County provides funding; The Childrens Home manages the center; and Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. Its never too early to get your band pre-qualified to be part of the Teenage Battle of the Bands held annually mid-October during the Hillsborough County Fair. Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department is looking for bands to participate in this competition that provides free studio time to the top two winners. Band members must be between 13 and 20 years of age, and only one band member can be age 20. The bands are judged on guitars, drums, vocals, showmanship and 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, March 29 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Blinky & Fritz from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Open. Monday, April 2 Open. Tuesday, April 3 Games in Lounge from 1 to 4 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Open. Calling all teen bandsoriginality. The entry fee is $50. Culprit was last years Teenage Battle of the Bands winner. Previous winners include Styx of Fire in 2010, Rising Down in 2009 and Envy in 2008. Only a limited number of bands are accepted. Those wishing to compete in the Teenage Battle of the Bands must pre-qualify by providing a link to an online video of the band. For more information, call Joe Soletti, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 744-5871.

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6 MARCH 29, 2012 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?Learn about the amazing new MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEMThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The U.S. Capitol Rotunda, with the Apotheosis of Washington at the top and the Frieze of American History providing a stunning outline is something I cant imagine anyone could tire of seeing. I have to believe that somehow the weight of this history seeps into the consciousness of our congressional representatives. How could it not? But then again, our democracy is messy by design.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Is it more perfect yet?We the People of the United States of America have appeared to be a lot less united over the past many years. More and more it seems that we can agree on almost nothing. We apparently cant even agree as to whether or not the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man carrying Skittles and a can of iced tea, is a tragedy, regardless of the circumstances that lead up to it. What has become of us? Actually, the more frightening question is What are we becoming? Last week I stood before the incomparable original manuscript of the United States Constitution and read the words in the preamble that began this column. I thought of the men who wrote it how they bickered and fought, and occasionally resorted to violence in the creation of this more perfect union. Now I honestly wonder what they would think of us today. Despite the bickering, they were almost exclusively rich men acting outside of their own best interests. Rather than working to protect what was theirs, they worked to create a nation. It seems fewer among us are willing to do that today. While in Washington, DC, Michelle and I took a public tour of the Capitol. The tour was restricted to a relatively small area within the expansive building, but it was fascinating. I cant imagine how anyone would ever tire of looking up into the rotunda. During the tour, two things struck me. First, the people who planned that building had absolutely no doubt this was going to be a great nation with better days yet to come. Second, the somewhat cynical humor of our tour guide was not only entertaining; it was also demonstrative that this is still a free country. In more than a few other countries, he probably would have been shot for his dark humor involving Members of Congress, some of whom were in offices just yards away. When we left for DC, a good friend sent an email asking, mostly in jest, if I could let Congress know that they are doing everything wrong by the Constitution. On Monday night, Michelle and I walked with one Member of Congress across Independence Avenue from the House office buildings to the Capitol to watch the last vote of the evening from the House chambers gallery. On the way, we encountered what appeared to be a homeless man standing with a sign protesting something Congress was doing. The Congressman stopped, touched the mans hand and asked, How are you this evening, sir? As we walked on, the Congressman told me the man is out there nearly every day and, little by little, hes learning the mans story. To me, it was a remarkable moment. The Congressman actually cared about that man a person who was no doubt invisible to the thousands of tourists who had passed him that day. I am ashamed to say that I noticed him when we went on our tour earlier that day, but I didnt stop to greet him. I didnt touch his hand. We watched the last vote of the evening at 7 p.m. from the House gallery. From my vantage point, I saw that all of the members of Congress Independent, Republican and Democrat did exactly what they should have done according to the Constitution. They represented, to the best of their ability as they saw it, the people who voted for them. The problem, of course, is the subjective phrase the best of their ability as they saw it. Given the approval rating of Congress, we the people are not seeing eye-to-eye with our congressional representatives. But then again, why should we expect that when we arent seeing eye-to-eye on much of anything with anyone outside of increasingly narrowly defined groups? Im not going to defend Congress, except to say that there is no way to make everyone happy and I sure as heck wouldnt want to do that job. In the 10 years that Ive been writing for this newspaper, Ive noticed that communication has become more of a challenge. More and more, I have to be careful about what I say to avoid accidentally offending someone, but it is increasingly a losing game. There is almost nothing I can write that wont involve a subject that some people will cheer and others will jeer. Our experiment in democracy is messy by design. The United States was built on disagreement and occasional rancor. We are still working to form a more perfect Union, to establish Justice, to ensure domestic Tranquility, to provide for the common defence, to promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. Washington, DC is a beautiful city that was built on dreams and ideals that we sometimes forget about today. If you get a chance to go, please do. See the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Visit the memorials to great presidents and to those who gave their last full measure of devotion to all of us. Feel pride in our nation again a nation created by people (both men and women) who acted against their own self-interest to help form a more perfect union. Disagreement is part of the package, but lets not forget that when push comes to shove we are still a union. And perhaps, we could try adding a little compassion while remembering to promote the general Welfare. Last week, I watched a Member of Congress do just that outside of the Capitol.

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MARCH 29, 2012 7 Now Open To The PublicEvery SaturdayTours at 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m.13910 Seminole Trail WimaumaAdults: $15and under: $7.50 Seniors (65+): $10 (3 and under FREE)Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Members enter free with newsletter voucherElmirasWildlife.org (941) 776-8975info@elmiraswildlife.org $2 OffAdult tour with this ad Monday, April 9, 2012 Sun City Center Bridge Club Presents aONE DAY WORKSHOPwithVAL COVALCIUCNational Champion, Author, Teacher Trainer 9:00 a.m. .......... Balancing when and how to do it 12:00 p.m. ....... Club will provide free lunch 1:00 p.m. ......... Communicating more effectively Building your defensive arsenalWhere: Sun City Center Atriums Florida Room 945 North Course Lane Tickets: Reserve: MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. NEW Website: Check it out!! riverviewmooselodge2158.0rg Wednesday Chefs Choice 5 7 p.m. Wed. Mar. 28 is Lindas Famous Liver -nOnions Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday Taco / Burger Nite 5 7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday Fabulous Fish / Steak / Shrimp Dinners Includes Burgers and sides 5 7 p.m. Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Riverview Moose Comedy Show 7:30 p.m. Pork Chop Dinner from 5:30 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per person with several Door Prizes Sunday, April 1 Sports Sunday Bar Games begin at 3 pm Wings from 3 6 pm 6 for $3 BBQ, Hot or Mild and there is always Naked Wings! Friday April 6 Drawing for the Cozy Weekend for 2 The Bilmar Resort, Treasure Island Only a few Tickets left at $5 each and much more to come...Political analyst to address MOAAThe April Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting featuring Dr. Susan MacManus will be held in the Sun City Center Atrium building in the Florida Room at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 4. Reservations can be made by calling 642-0497 ($14) no later than the Sunday before the Wednesday meeting. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor of Public Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. Dr. MacManus is a Fulbright research scholar and has written numerous books; her latest is entitled Florida Politics: Ten Media Markets, One Powerful State, and was published in 2004South Shore Senior Singles plan April activitiesThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SCCUMC), will meet at the Alpha House in Apollo Beach on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, April 7 and April 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. for dining and dancing. Thor Stevens will provide the music. They have tentatively planned a free Port of Tampa educational cruise lasting approximately 1 hours for Wednesday, April 25. They must be ready to board the vessel at 9 a.m. They will carpool from Sun City Center, and have lunch at the new Sand Piper Restaurant in Sun City Center. Reservations must be made immediately, as they need 20 reservations for them to qualify for the trip. They have events for each weekend: 1st and 3rd Saturday -Alpha House in Apollo Beach from 5 to 8 p.m. for dining and dancing. 2nd Tuesday of the month -Potluck and entertainment in Creason Hall at SCCUMC. Must purchase a ticket at church office as space is limited. 2nd Friday of the month -Friday Night at the Movies, held in Creason Hall at the SCCUMC. Last Sunday -Bowling at The Alley at 3:30 p.m. in Riverview, then to Gibsonton to eat at Ruby Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. This has been cancelled for April because of cookout in the park on April 29. Must have reservations and cancellations for all activities. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Patti at (813) 634-7171, or Mary Jo at (813) 383-7535. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those who are 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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Learn all about Switzerland, Edelweiss Air and AAA Member Choice Vacations. Great rates on Edelweiss Air beginning on May 25, 2012 with rates from $794 per person round-trip. Enjoy exclusive AAA rates and added bene ts. Light refreshments and door prizesPayant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Register online AAA.com/SunCityCenter or contact a Travel Professional at (813) 633-4880ANDAAA Travel Brandon415 W. Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511 Register online AAA.com/Brandon or contact a Travel Professional at (813) 681-5761 AAA members and nonmembers welcome! adults. If youve already had a Tdap shot, you should return to getting a tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster shot every 10 years. Most private health and Medicare Part D plans cover these vaccinations, but if you have to pay, they cost between $20 and $100. MMR (measles, mumps and rubella): Anyone born during or after 1957 that is unsure about their immunization history should receive the MMR shot. A blood test can tell whether someone has had any of these diseases or has received the MMR vaccine, but a test costs approximately $100. If youre unsure about your immunity, getting a booster shot is more cost-effective (around $50 and is usually covered by insurance) and isnt harmful, even if youre already immune. Hepatitis A: This is a two-dose series of shots recommended to adults age 50 and older that have chronic liver disease, a clottingfactor disorder, have same-sex male partners, illicit injectable drug use, or who have close contact with a hepatitis A-infected individual or who travel to areas with a high incidence of hepatitis A. These shots cost anywhere from $60 to $300, but are covered by most health and Medicare prescription drug plans. Hepatitis B: This three-dose series is recommended to adults 50 and older who are on dialysis, have renal disease or liver disease, are sexually active with more than one partner, have a sexually transmitted disease or HIV. These vaccinations are covered under Medicare Part B. Meningitis: Adults 55 and younger who have never been vaccinated, have had their spleen removed, have certain blood deficiencies or plan to travel to parts of the world where meningitis is common, should receive the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Adults 56 and older should receive the polysaccharide vaccine. Covered by most health and Medicare Part D plans, this shot will cost around $100 to $150 if you have to pay out-of-pocket. To help you get a handle on which vaccines are appropriate for you, take the CDC What Vaccines Do You Need? quiz at www2.cdc.gov/ nip/adultimmsched. Also, talk to your doctor during your next visit about what vaccinations you should get. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Dear Savvy Senior, What types of vaccinations are recommended for seniors? I know about flu shots, but what else is recommended and whats covered by Medicare? Cheap Shot Sally Dear Sally, Most people think that vaccinations are just for kids, but adults, especially seniors, need their shots too. Heres a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for adults age 50 and older, and how theyre covered by Medicare. Influenza (flu): While you already know that seasonal flu shots are recommended to everyone age 50 and older, you may not know that seniors over 65 now have the option of getting a new high-potency flu vaccine instead of a regular flu shot. This vaccine known as the Fluzone HighDose creates a stronger immune response for better protection. All annual flu shots are covered under Medicare Part B. Pneumococcal: Pneumonia causes more than 40,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, many of which could be prevented by the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. Everyone age 65 or older needs to get this one-time vaccination, as well as those under 65 who smoke or have chronic health conditions like asthma, lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. This vaccination is also covered under Medicare Part B. Zoster (shingles): Recommended for everyone age 60 and older, shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash that affects more than 1 million Americans each year. All Medicare Part D prescription drug plans cover this one-time vaccination, but coverage amounts and reimbursement rules vary depending on where the shot is given. Be sure you check your plan. If you arent covered you can expect to pay between $150 and $250. Tdap (tetanus-diphtheriapertussis): A one-time dose of the Tdap vaccine which covers tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) is now recommended to all By Jim Miller Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORUpdating dementia careJoin Senior Helpers and the Alzheimers Foundation of America as they welcome nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow to the area. Teepa will be presenting two special Alzheimers and dementia seminars, one for families caring for loved ones with dementia and one for health care professionals. Each event will help attendees gain a better understanding of how to reduce conflict, improve interactions, and work together with loved ones and patients. This free seminar will provide essential information for care providers and family members on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimers and dementia throughout their journey. Successful Interaction Strategies for Health Care Providers This interactive session is designed to provide health care professionals with knowledge, skills, and strategies for providing help to people with dementia. The methods presented recognize losses and use retained abilities to promote optimal care and positive outcomes in interactions. Attendees can earn up to three continuing education contact hours. $35 per CE Attendee; $20 per non-CE Attendee. For more information and to register for this event, call (813) 644-9598 or visit the websites above.

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MARCH 29, 2012 9 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 5/4/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 4/12/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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? You will also have a chance to register for a $10,000 grand prize, courtesy of Air Rescue AC. If you would like to register to vote or need to make any changes to your voter registration, we will have a representative of the Supervisor of Elections to take care of you and answer any questions you might have. Downsizing Advisory will be on hand to do appraisals on your antiques, collectables paintings, and more. They dont buy but they do assist you with finding a buyer should you wish to sell. Sun City Collectables will be there to assess your coins and antique items as well. Want to plan a fantastic getaway vacation? Several travel agencies will show you exotic places and daycations to fit every budget. The Treasure Hunters will be there to purchase your gold, silver, or precious gems. And you can enjoy all of this to the music of the South Shore Symphony Orchestras string ensemble and to the organ sounds of Fletcher Music. United Community Church, Rotary, and All Paths to God Church will be outside selling food to raise money for their local programs. This only happens twice a year, so dont wait until November to see all we have to offer! You just might win that $10,000!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIts coming up on That Time of Year again! Yes, you guessed it its time for the SCC Chamber of Commerces Spring Trade Show. And let me tell you, we have some great vendors and attractions for you this year. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 70 vendors from all over Hillsborough County will be at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. to demonstrate their products and services to you. If I inspired you last week to do some spring fixing-up, there will be all types of lawn, air conditioning, roofing, handyman, carpet cleaning, painting, paving and powerwashing companies there. You can also learn about skin cancer screenings, cosmetics, security systems, stained glass window decorations, photography and fitness. Want to save money on your prescriptions, get a free hearing check, eye exam, blood pressure check or learn the local bus schedule? Theyll all be there. The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on hand to talk discount tickets and season packages. You will have a chance to win a weekend for two to Treasure Island, with hotel accommodations at the Thunderbird Resort and gift cards to local restaurants, courtesy of the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce.You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Keller Williams Paints the Town RedOn March 10 and 11 Keller Williams South Shore Realty held an Open House all over Sun City and Kings Point. They helped the residents and visitors see the many fine properties and floor plans they have to offer in Sun City Center..Bev Dexter,right, was the winner of the gas card. Carole Wettach, Keller Williams agent, presented the card to Dexter after the Open House on March 10 and 11. Surgeons to discuss joint pain optionsSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from joint pain. At noon on Tuesday, April 17 Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis. Dr. Maddalon will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of knee arthritis. At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27 Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled The Latest in Joint Replacement. Dr. Okun will discuss the causes of joint pain and the latest technology and surgical interventions available to treat it. For more information or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 Join Hillsborough County Animal Services and local rescue partners for The HOP (Help Our Pets) adopta-thon and egg hunt happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. Dozens of local pet rescue groups, vendors and animal professionals will transform the county animal shelter into a festival of fun, adoption, and awareness. Children can line up for ageappropriate Easter egg hunts and other activities starting at 11 a.m., and pet adoptions at the shelter will remain open until 3:30 p.m. The HOP Eggstravaganza will feature a huge variety of hundreds of adoptable pets --from beagles to bulldogs, poodles to pinschers, cats, kittens, and more. Prospective adopters should bring valid photo ID, proof of address, and cash or local check, with some rescue groups accepting major credit cards. Many pets will be offered at special prices, and adoptions from Animal Services will include spaying/neutering, vaccination, microchip, county tag, and health check. Special guests at this years event include Raymond, official MLB mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Easter Bunny! Attendees to The HOP can also Ask-the-Vet, explore volunteer opportunities, tour the shelter, take a scavenger hunt, and win prizes in contests, such as The Bunny Hop. Food concessions will be available, plus music by DJ Pat George.Animal Services promotes Adoption EggstravaganzaAdditionally, professional pet pedicures for dogs and cats will be available on-site with all proceeds going to the medical needs of abused and neglected pets in the care of Animal Services. Owned pets on leashes or in carriers are welcome to attend The HOP, but may not enter the shelters kennel area. Admission to the event is free, and donations to participating rescue groups are encouraged. For vendor opportunities or more information on The HOP, call Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660 or email info@hillsboroughcounty.org

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10 MARCH 29, 2012 Awesome 813-419-4325Traditional New England Seafood Annettes Beauty SalonCorner Hwy in the Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny) 634-5422FULL SERVICE SALON for Men and Women Welcome Maria & Miriam to our staff T 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center BRAKE SPECIALOIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. FREE TOWING to shop if we do repairs$2495Most cars & light trucksSummertimeAC Check$2995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS$130+ tax PER AXLE Includes Labor, New Rotor and pads. Most Cars and Light Trucks Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 3/31/12 Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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 RoadExcludes floor models and prior sales. THE INNOVATORS OF COMFORTFree your mind, Ease your backStressless is proudly endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Fine Leather Furniture www.LeatherExpressFurniture.com FREE DELIVERY in for$200 Offany Stressless Chair Selection, Guaranteed FREE Care Kit with ad $40 Value(No purchase required) The next Breakfast and Bingo fundraiser sponsored by the Hope Fund will benefit the children who attend the after-school and summer programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The breakfast, which costs only $6 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 in the Community Hall at 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The breakfast consists of a large omelet of your choice, a bagel and cream cheese or a danish, orange juice, and coffee or tea. For the April 7 Breakfast and Bingo the number of chefs flipping omelets will be doubled to get you through the line quickly. Starting at 9:30 a.m. play bingo for cash prizes. Bingo cards cost $1. Tickets for the event are available at the door. All are welcome. The Hope Fund, an all volunteer, 501(C)3 organization, is made up of people who care about kids and is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with RCMA to lease the Bethune Park buildings in Wimauma from Hillsborough County so that the after-school and summer programs can continue. Most of the children who attend Bethune Park are from low income homes and do not have the advantages of children who come from more affluent families. Attending the after-school and summer programs gives the children the self esteem they need to get a good start in life and become caring, productive citizens. At Bethune Park, the children are in a safe, nurturing environment with responsible, caring adults while their parents are at work. Many of the children would otherwise be home alone after school, without supervision. Volunteers work with the kids as tutors, mentors, and readers. Funds raised from the Breakfast and Bingo event will help fund the computer lab, the after-school snack program, the Kids Marathon running program, the new art class, field trips, drug education classes for the older children, and, most importantly, full or partial scholarships for those who cannot afford the cost to attend. Because The Hope Fund has no administrative costs, all funds raised go directly to helping the children. Donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Call Robi Jackson at 634-3980 or Carla Miles at 634-4268 if you like working with wonderful children. Also, check out the Funds website at www.The-Hope-Fund. org.Enjoy breakfast and bingo Beverly Engles reading to a child. Mary Houston, helping a student with reading. 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.CallieCallie is an adorable calico young cat that is just waiting to be brought to a forever home. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love of racing after cat toys, especially balls with bells, and slamming on the brake pads before coming to a screeching halt across the room. Whew! What fun. Come in and see this little racer and give her a loving forever home. Callie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-634-068 DOB: 06/02/2011. HueyHuey is a goofy Terrier/Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter with his three siblings. The four were very lucky. If left in the poor living conditions that the puppies came from, it is very likely that they wouldnt be with us today. With all of the TLC Huey has received since his arrival, he has turned into a handsome and healthy pup. He is the biggest of the pack and the most interested in toys. His favorite is a big stuffed lions head. He also loves to play in the pool. Huey appears to like most of the other shelter dogs, even the big guys. He is such a little people lover too. He really would like to finally have a place to call home so he can put his early struggles behind him. Stop byand meet Huey today! He has been neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: November 3, 2010 Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813260-3692. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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MARCH 29, 2012 11 Complete Roong Services $100 OFF Re-Roofs only Since 1991 Roong813-986-8009 CCC057203 has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617We accept most long-term care insurance policies.References upon request. You DO have choices. How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. 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! Southshore Sunday Market celebrates six months in RuskinThe South Shore Market in Ruskin celebrated six months in operation on Sunday. The market, held the last Sunday of each month at the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and Shell Point Road, has been particularly popular for a wide variety of local foods and art. The next market will take place on April 29.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Banker assists deputies in catching suspected SCC bank robberBy MELODY JAMESON %  A Ruskin man with a long local arrest history has added two charges of strong arm bank robbery to it. Jay Francis Larson, 49, is being held in a Hillsborough County jail this week, accused of robbing two Sun City Center banks earlier this month. He also is the subject of investigation in connection with a third similar heist. Larsons official address is listed as 1002 Calle Rosa Place, Ruskin, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff Office records. He was picked up in Manatee County last week as the result of cooperative efforts by Hillsborough and Manatee County law enforcement officers, and with the help of a sharp-eyed South County bank officer. Larsons most recent last day of freedom began to unravel Thursday (March 22) afternoon when he was spotted looking through windows of a Trustco Bank branch by a manager who recalled information on a Crime Stoppers poster. The poster was distributed after three bank robberies at two financial institutions on Sun City Center Boulevard in a two-week timeframe. The banker notified Hillsborough County officers that the suspect was observed leaving the area in a specifically-described vehicle, according to sheriffs office reports. In less than an hour, reports indicate, Hillsborough deputies had the vehicle and its driver under surveillance in Hillsborough as victims and witnesses made positive identifications from photo line-ups. Subsequently, two arrest warrants were obtained, according to Hillsborough S.O. Det. Jason Himmel. And, as Larson made his way into Manatee County late that day, he was arrested without incident by Manatee deputies. He was returned to Hillsborough County on Monday. Current charges allege Larson held up the Sun City Center branch of SunTrust Bank on March 9 and the retirement communitys Trustco Bank branch on March 16. Investigation of a robbery at the same SunTrust branch on March 5 is continuing, Det. Larry McKinnon said this week. Larson, who has used the names James Parker and Randy A. Larson as aliases, also is charged with violation of probation. His arrest record in Hillsborough County spans at least 16 years, dating back to 1995. Charges over the years have included several that are drug-related such as possession of cocaine and cannabis, a number in connection with petty theft, grand theft, robbery, forgery and worthless checks as well as aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, plus traffic accident infractions. He has been incarcerated in a state prison at least twice. Larsons arraignment on the current charges was expected this week. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Jay Francis LarsonRootn tootn good time plannedPut on yer boots and hats and mosey on down to the Wild Wild West celebration at Lumsden Executive Park located at the southeast corner of Kings and Lumsden from 5:30-7 p.m. today, March 29. There will be lots of fun, food, drinks, line dancing, music, games and contests. Visit with cowboys and cowgirls from these participating businesses: Accessable Home Health Care, All American Title, Bay Area TMJ, ClikMeQuik, Costco, DPMG, Lovchuk Insurance Agency, Hagan Mortgage, Judith Lambert, DK, LLM, Jutes Box, K&K Glass, M. Goodarzi, DMD, PA, Magruder Insurance, Maranda State Farm, Rory Weiner PA, ServiceMaster, Tampa Bay DJ, Total Health Consulting, UIT and Uncle Mikes.With a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon on Friday, April 6, at the Plaza Club, Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, CAPT Silah will tell how he came to find Operation Helping Hand over seven years ago in Tampa, while a member of the Tampa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Operation Helping Hand is a humanitarian effort dedicated to providing support for United States military active duty personnel who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who are currently being cared for in Tampa at the James A. Haley VA hospital. Since it began, Operation Helping Hand has helped over 700 wounded soldiers and more than 1000 of their family members. Welcome Kits are handed out to the wounded and their families when they arrive at the hospital. Regular events are the monthly dinners and gift baskets for these families. Lightning and Rays games are often on the schedule. At a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game, CAPT Silah was awarded the top prize for the Lightning Foundation Community Heroes program of $50,000. CAPT Silah contributed it to the charity of his choice, Operation Helping Hand. This meeting is open to members and non-member who will pay the same meal price of $14 for the April 6 meeting only. The menu for the day will be roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, mashed Robert Silah, Captain USN Ret., to speakpotatoes with gravy, green beans, German chocolate cake, and coffee/iced tea. In honor of our military service men and women, the Silver Osprey Squadron #64 of the Association of Naval Aviation will match any individual donation made during our luncheon up to $25. Please send your checks (payable to Silver Osprey Squadron) to Bill Shanks, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., #750, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Informal attire. Deadline for reservations is April 3, 2012. All checks must be received no later than April 4. You may also contact Bill Shanks by phone, or e-mail. Phone is 813-634-3194, e-mail is WSHANKS@tampabay. rr.com.

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X 12 MARCH 29, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights March 29-April 4Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students, 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. Like to sing, dance, do stand-up comedy or have a unique talent? Want to perform in front of people for a chance to win cash? Sign up for the Teen Talent Show! Register solo or as a group for a chance at stardom. Registration forms are available at the Information Desk. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children in grades K through 5. Join them for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as they turn the Library into a science lab! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is a school early release Monday. Join Art Instructor, Diane Simon, and brush up on your watercolor skills. Various techniques will be explored. Materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. 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. What propels some people to fight and others to flee in the face of conflict? Is there an easier, more secure and lasting way to resolve issues rather than going to war or to court? If you would like to explore the answer to these questions and alternatives to endless arguing, filing suit in court and going to war, attend the mediation training offered at the SouthShore Regional Service Center in Ruskin. The SouthShore Community Justice Center is sponsoring Community Mediation Training sessions on two Saturdays, April 14 and 21 at the SouthShore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street, SE, Ruskin ( behind the Sun Point Shopping Center). Mediation can be an answer to conflicts for three good reasons. First, it works! Once parties agree to participate, over 70 percent resolve their differences. Second, discussions in mediation are confidential. Third, a neutral third person, the mediator, oversees the process and keeps it moving in a positive direction. If you like to be a problem solver and a voice of calm assurance in the midst of conflict and a force for peace in your community, then you will not want to miss this opportunity to attend a free seminar on community mediation. This training is designed for citizens of south Hillsborough County who are interested in exploring volunteering as mediators or who would like to learn the basics of empowering others to resolve their disputes. The twelve-hour training is offered at no charge. Class size New flag proudly displayedMembers of Boy Scouts of America Troop 2140, sponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, proudly display their new troop flag. 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. Application period open for military children to attend summer campThe National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its popular Operation Purple Summer Camps. The Association developed this free summer camp program to support military children, ages 7-17, dealing with the stress of war. Each camp is purple and open to children of active duty, National Guard, or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Services and NOAA. In this ninth summer of the program, 1400 children will attend an Operation Purple camp at one of the 16 locations in 14 states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia. Camps are again free to military families. Funds from the Association, contributions from each host camp, and foundation support make up for the lack of a national corporate sponsor. Families with children who meet deployment criteria and have never attended an Operation Purple camp have priority for acceptance because of the reduced number of openings. Submit your application online by midnight EDT April 19. Information about the camp program, specific camp locations, ages, and dates is available on the website at www. militaryfamily.org./op.Workshops offered on financial wellnessCredAbility is one of the nations leading, nonprofit counseling agencies. It provides free, bilingual counseling services 24/7. Services include foreclosure prevention, confidential budget and bankruptcy counseling, and debt management programs. FiIRstST -TimeIME HOmeME BUYeERsS WORKshSHOpsPS CredAbility, 5421 Beaumont Center Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa 33634 RSVP: (800) 251-2227 Learn the ins and outs and helpful tips for buying your first home. Have important questions answered about securing a loan, available tax credits and more. FinancialINANCIAL EDUcatiCATIOnN WORKshSHOpsPS Metropolitan Ministries, 2001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 33602 Reservations are not required.Camp Bayou announces April events Join others for a walk through the woods in the moonlight -no flashlights permitted! Look for signs of night life; owls and bats and fireflies, oh my! The walk is a kick-off to the Walk to the Moon Challenge and ends at the campfire with smores and star gazing. Requested donation of $5/person helps cover supplies. Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants at campbayou@gmail.com. Include your name and number of people attending with you. Join the Camp Bayou volunteers in a group session to make additional pieces that will go to the Coral Reef display at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in June. Dont know how to crochet? Come out and theyll teach you! American Cleanup. Help Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful! Sign up for the cleanup at http://www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org. Save the Frogs Day. For more information, check out the event website at http://conserveitforward.org. This event is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, visit www.campbayou.org or call 641-8545. Do you flee or fight when facing conflict? is limited to 24, so register early. For more information, contact the Justice Center and to register for the training at (813) 672-7442 or email southshore justicecen@ fljud13.org. The Justice Center is located in the SouthShore Regional Service Center and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The Justice Center is an outreach program of the Thirteen Judicial Circuit Court, Mediation & Diversion Program.

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MARCH 29, 2012 13 Sun City Dental CenterThe 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 payment 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 free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceOur Own In-House Denture Lab URABECHHASEARSF EXPERIENCESAMEA REINESANREPAIRSNEWENURESANPAR IASFIINGSCR WNSANBRIGESFCUSENECNMICAREA MEN CHICESURUPPERAN WERFU ENURESMAEINUS NEWEEK **New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. 0140. Limit one per patient. Exp. 4/30/12 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. Exp. 4/30/12 0210 0110 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? We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339OPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.www.athomeauto.netLic# MVS51635461044-34980 Florida black bear cubs examined for conservation programThe cub is very docile while Elina Garrison holds him.FWC PHOTOS Their official names are and . But the words used most frequently to describe them were too cute. They are two 6-pound, male black bear cubs born about eight weeks ago. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists examined the cubs Sunday at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Clay County. Biologists Walt McCown and Brian Scheick, along with FWC Chairman Kathy Barco, went to the den to retrieve the cubs. According to McCown, who has been studying bears for 15 years, the female will generally leave the cubs temporarily when humans approach. During the time the females are nursing their cubs, they are usually very lethargic and not aware of their surroundings, McCown said. However, each bear is an individual, and we have to be ready for anything once we get to the den. And being prepared this time was a good idea. This time, Mama Bear didnt want to cooperate. We came up on the den, and she refused to leave, Scheick said. We made noise and got extremely close to her before she left her cubs. McCown and Barco carried the cubs out to where they could be examined and fitted with their own radio collars. The cubs were also measured, weighed and injected with a microchip. The collars are designed to grow with the cubs and will eventually fall off in six to eight months, McCown said. During this timeframe, we will be able to gather quite a bit of information about their movements with their mother. McCown follows a very strict time schedule when dealing with bear cubs, and the animals were returned to their mother within 45 minutes. Mom was waiting. She went back to the cubs, McCown said. The cubs and their 180-pound mother, , are part of a bear project on the Florida National Guard base, according to McCown. In January, No. 154 gave birth to the two males, the first documented bears born on the base. The project is gathering data about the bears on Camp Blanding, the 72,000-acre training center between two large bear populations in the Ocala National Forest and the Osceola National Forest. Seven bears have been caught and fitted with radio collars since June 2011. We want to see how the bears are using Camp Blanding as a part of the corridor between the two national forests, McCown said.Gen. Richard J. Gallant, Commander, Land Component Commander, Florida Army National Guard, with Chairman Kathy Barco. Chairman Kathy Barco brings out one of the cubs.

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14 MARCH 29, 2012 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 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 4/14/12 ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant May all who enter as guests, leave as friends. Monday SpecialTuesdayThursday Every Day Special Wednesday Early Bird Special$10$51/2 OFFAll You Can Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs LUNCH SPECIAL6 Subs, Chips and Drink Buy 1 Entree, Get 2nd Entree of equal or lesser value.... LIVE ENTERTANMENT withCyndi Burgercall us about entertainment on other nightsFREEComplimentary Glass of Wine$795ALL PASTA ENTREESWITH COUPON WITH COUPON Aaron Tippin departed on March 18 from KSRB to KLAL for the Sun n Fun fly-in. The last time Tippin attended Sun n Fun he flew his 1959 Helio Curior. This time he is flying another one of his cool birds, the SNJ-4 also known as the T-6 or the J-bird. The Commemorative Air Force is proud to bring the Red, White & Loud Tour starring Aaron Tippin and the Worlds Only Flying B-29 Superfortress to Sun n Fun 2012. This musical tribute to Americas heroes is a one-of-a-kind performance honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. The concert is scheduled during the SUN n FUN International Fly-In & Expo on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. on the SUN n FUN Florida Air Museums AOPA sponsored Pavilion stage. Aarons airplane is named after his beautiful wife Thea. It is called the Greek Freak. Thea is Greek and Aaron is a freak for her. Stop by to see his historic WWII trainer. Over the past two decades, platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin has become one of the most recognizable and influential voices in country music. With 13 recorded CDs to his name and more than 30 charted singles, he performs nearly 100 dates each year. Aaron also has another loveaviation. A highly experienced airman, Aaron soloed on his sixteenth birthday. He became a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot by the age of 18. This week Tippin will get to combine two of his loves aviation and music. To find out more about the Sun n Fun fly-in visit www.sun-nfun.org Aaron Tippins ride to the 2012 Sun N Fun the SNJ-4 also known as the T-6 or the J-bird.Sun n Fun airshow soars to new heights RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn what hardware and software is required to download eBooks from our library. FallTech! Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Cost of gasoline limits tournament competition By Jonie Maschek Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALESCypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids selectedSponsored by Sun City Kiwanis the Cypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids for March 2012 are: Samuel Alcantara, Willie Humphrey, Kyler Bowling, Dalton Worthington, William Chu-Crider, Serenity Burns, Alma Castillo, Adriana Orta, Diosmary Barreiro Alpizar, Jaiden Clinkscales, Ayelen Penayo, Vellenia Pea, Orlando Campos, Maycon DeLeon-Diaz, Abel Ayala, Neviah Black, Ian Garcia, Chloe Nguyen, Jocelyn Reducindo, Landen Walker, Jaylen Bocanegra, Fernando Perez, Brandon Dillon, Alara Rimes, Julieta Rodriguez, Marleni PerezVasquez, Jacquelinn Arellano-Castro, Katie ODell, Keyanna Joseph, Rosaura Diaz-Hower, Jovaughn Quirino, Anthony Rampersad, Ashley Agustin, Shamiya Humphrey, Kylie McCumber, Payton Stefero, Kristen Elliott, Angel Lopez, Jose Guzman, Elizabeth Cormey, Jennifer Pazanski, Alicia Vasquez, Valerie Flores, Fatima Guia, Anna Solis, Allen Chen, Breanna Zager, Nicole Zamarripa-Teran, Larissa Sanchez, Krystal Elizarraras, Jerimiah Marlow, Jacob Spradlin, Aislynn Newell, Melanye Magana, Monique Crummer, Kelany Cruz, Joshua Vega, Aaron Pea, Giana Graham, Allison Hudson, Abigail Witte, Bryan Timothee, Leenna Shannon, Corbin Smith.

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MARCH 29, 2012 17 The Shoppes of Apollo BeachSupporting our CommunitySHOPPING LOCALLY KEEPS JOBS FOR LOCALS! 6402 US Hwy. 41 & Apollo Beach Blvd. For more information and leasing questions call JOIN THIS GROUP OF ESTABLISHMENTS TODAY! CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 APRIL EVENTS 2:30 4:00 p.m.Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group Facilitator is Linda Parsons, BSW, from Hometown Homecare. This group is exclusively for those living with heart failure and their families and caregivers. 4 5:30 p.m.CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS C.O.A.P. is a support group for individuals who are assisting and/or caring for older, adult parents. Facilitated by Laura Burch from Hanson Services, In Home Care. For more information visit: www. caps4caregivers.org. Guest speaker Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE from OT Rehab Solutions will provide information for folks facing low vision issues. 2:30-4:00 p.m. COPD Support Group Facilitators Joy Barlaan, ARNP and Jan Whitaker, LPN from Ace Homecare have over 50 combined years of experience. 10 11 a.m. New Advances in Hearing Technology! Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, Au.D. from Hillsborough Audiology & Hearing Aid Center discusses recent breakthroughs in hearing technology. There will be time for Q&A. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Grief, Loss or Depression Support Grp facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. Parkinsons Support Group with USF! Eden Feldman, MSW, Department of Neurology, USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center, a NPF Center of Excellence, facilitates this free support group. Alzheimers Prevention through Nutrition. Learn how nutrition can be used to provide resistance against Alzheimers Disease. Presented by Annah Murphy, Area General Manager from AllianceCare Tampa 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates. 2:30 3:30 p.m. Low Vision Support Group: Diane Lawrence, RN from Vital Care Home Health Care facilitates this group. A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided. 10 11 a.m. Attorney Amanda Wolf Presents: Legal Issues for Caregivers of Dementia Patients. Amanda M. Wolf, Attorney at Law educates us about our responsibilities under the law when caring for a loved one with Dementia. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack!We will not be undersold on products! Nobody else sells this quality at this price. PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Compare our quality against competitors before you buy! Proceeds to benefit Project CorregidorCheck out the 1st Annual Classic Cars & County Fair Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at Manatee RV Park, 6302 U.S. Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. There will be a Rod Run with three trophy winners -Peoples Choice Winner, DJs Choice Winner, and Project Corregidor Winner. Entry fee is $5. There will be a baking contest in three categories: Pie, Cake and Cookies. To enter, bring a homebaked pie, cake or 1 dozen cookies. All entries must be brought to the judging table by 1:30 p.m. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize ribbons will be awarded. No entry fee. Other contests include horseshoes, shuffleboard, and putt putt. There will be vendor booths, DJ music, great food and raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit Project Corregidor, a local non-profit organizations that supports soldiers and veterans. For more information, contact Roamin Oldies, Manatee RV Park, Keller Williams (Sun City Center or Apollo Beach) or go to www.favebe.com.

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MARCH 29, 2012 19 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Golf Club at Cypress Creek1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin 813-634-8888 ext. 2Bring the whole family to The Preserve Easter Sunday BrunchReservations preferred 11 am 3 pmAll you can eat Dine in only $19.95 plus tax and GratuityIncludes One Complimentary Mimosa Per Person Dinner will be served after 5 p.m. Regular Menu TAX PREP Affordable Prices $ SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYeBooks and eReaders Learn how to check out and download eBooks to your PC, tablet, or eReader. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dr. Fran Orenstein will lead this free workshop on poetry to help participants recognize and understand free verse poetry through lecture, demonstration, poetry reading, and hands-on exercises. Seating limit: 18. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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!Adult Program/Event Highlights March 29-April 4 Surgeons to discuss joint pain optionsSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from joint pain. At noon on Tuesday, April 17 Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis. Dr. Maddalon will discuss the causes, prevention and treatment of knee arthritis. At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27 Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled The Latest in Joint Replacement. Dr. Okun will discuss the causes of joint pain and the latest technology and surgical interventions available to treat it. For more information or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595.The Military Family Support Trust recognized their major donors at a luncheon on March 14 at the Sun City Plaza Club. The photograph shows some of the contributors who reached new levels of support. PHOTO BY FRANK KKEpPLEY Military Family Support Trust recognized Ruskin Petfest plannedC.A.R.E. will host the 7th Annual Ruskin PetFest, Tampa Bays only Off-leash Dog event, from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Dr. Otts Off-Leash Dog Park in Ruskin. This paw friendly, full off-leash event is one the entire family can enjoy. Look forward to a day filled with fun and activities that include a pet fashion contest, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. There will also be various pet related vendors, as well as great food and musical entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds from the event support C.A.R.E., a non-profit, no-kill, animal shelter in Ruskin. For more information visit www. careshelter.org or call C.A.R.E. at (813) 645-2273.South Bay Genealogical Society to meetPeter Summers will speak on the subject of Immigration and Passenger Lists; what immigration records tell us about our ancestors; and strategies to help find them. at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the SouthShore Regional Library. The discussion is preceded by a noon luncheon. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by April 11 by calling Beth Clarke at 6429329. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in Genealogy. Irish Connection to host movie nightThe Irish Connection movie night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Rollins Theater. The featured film In America directed by Jim Sheridan is a delightful tale of a young Irish Immigrant family that makes its way to New York City and struggles to make a life in the USA. It was nominated for 3 academy awards. All are welcome.

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20 MARCH 29, 2012 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Right on time to add to your homes curb appeal, refresh or rethink your garden, accent a room or two, put in that long-awaited window box or herb garden the University of South Floridas Botanical Gardens annual Spring Plant Festival is coming in April for the 23rd year. This popular event will offer a profusion of colorful greenery April 14 and 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with workshops at 11 a.m. and noon and music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Children under 12 and USF Botanical Garden members are admitted free of charge to this and a years worth of events and reduced-rate workshops. Parking is free. Have questions about drought and cold weather resistance or which plants thrive in shade or full sun? Equally abundant will be the expert advice that comes with the plants. There will be more than 70 vendors selling plants and plantrelated items. Attendees also will have access to the gardens growers and members of local plant and garden clubs and societies. In addition to plants, there will be a tool sharpener on the premises. Inspiration will be in full bloom from the various gardens on site as well. Weve created beautiful settings here and we invite everyone to take pictures and use our ideas USF Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Festival blossomsat home, said Botanical Gardens Director Laurie Walker. You can shop, take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and shop some more. This is also a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and plantlovers. The list of plants includes orchids, begonias, bonsais, lots of varieties of cactus, crotons, butterfly plants, camellias, bamboo, tropical fruit, citrus, gingers, plumeria, palms, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, African violets, ferns, herbs and more. For those who havent been to the Botanical Gardens in a while or ever, along with more than 3000 varieties of plants, a butterfly garden and as many as 60 bird species passing through, there are new features. The gardens staff put in a new childrens craft area built by two USF alumni, Lance Hans and Pauhl Gazlay of GardenCarpenty. com and a Poetry Garden, a winding path with nature-inspired poems. Gardening is therapeutic, relaxing and helps make the world a more beautiful place, Walker said. And were quite proud of the fact that the USF Botanical Gardens was voted one of the top 10 most romantic spots to propose marriage in Tampa. This event supports the USF Botanical Gardens, a nonprofit facility. For more information call (813) 974-2329 or gardens.usf.edu.Apollo Beach Elementary Students of the MonthHunter Anderson, Lindsey Anderson, Karley Brigman, Peytan Caskey, Haili Chinique, Becky Council, Audrey Cyr, Myles Diana, Tyler Fields, Mikayla Friday, Valerie Grochan, Harry Hanlon, Emily Heath, Kate Ise, Samantha Law, Evan Martinez, Jackson McCormick, Nicholas Mercer, Drew Mihok, Gardenia NavarroSantiago, April Profit, Jonathan Pyram, Sam Renfroe, Yami Ryes, Grace Ryan, Morgan Steel, Livy Lu Waller, Franyzah Waton, Landon Wilder, Landon Wycoff, Ashleigh Wykes, Mikele Younger, Patrol: Sydney Baksa. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netFrugal Composting A frugal tumbler can be made from a large, inexpensive, clean garbage can with a lid. Simply drill small holes all over the can. Put a layer of potting soil on the bottom and then add your items to compost. Every so often get someone to help you roll it back and forth on its side a few times, making sure the lid is completely closed. Judi Free Movies I love to watch movies, but rental can be pricey. And my local library doesnt have much to offer. So I download movies that are already in the public domain since the copyright on them already expired. Its legal to download them. Use Google to find a list of such movies. Some great classics like Metropolis are available, and all kinds of genres can be found! The time period ranges from 1912-1989. Lena G. Extra Egg Yolks? My husband likes egg whites for breakfast but not the egg yolks. As I dont want the extra yokes, I wondered what to do with them besides throwing them out. They make a great hair conditioner. They can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about two days. Mix with a little oil just before use. Rinse well. C. Find these tricks and many more at www.TheDollarStretcher.com.Dollar Stretcher Tips Weight Watchers extends inviteWeight Watchers meets at 8 and 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. For more information, contact Sandy at samt6717@gmail.com.Outdoor WorldEarly Bass In early spring, catchable bass can be scattered almost anywhere in a lake, but you can up your odds by fishing northern shorelines where the sun warms the water the most each day. Your odds get even higher in isolated backwaters along the northern shoreline where water warms faster even yet. Always remember, the warmer the water the more active the fish. Even in these areas though, the bass arent going to be active all the time. If an early season lure like a ounce white single spin doesnt produce try small jigs and in line spinners. The single most productive presentation in early, early spring is to stop retrieving your lure and let it sit. Small tube type baits, grubs, jig and pig, and 4 long natural colored bait fish shaped lures all work well on early bass. Rick Clunn is a 4-Time Bassmaster Classic Champion For more tips, log onto basspro.com

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16 MARCH 29, 2012 21 Chicken Nugget Tacos Prep Time: 30 minutes Start to Finish: 30 minutes 6 servings (2 tacos each) 24 frozen breaded cooked chicken nuggets 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix (from 1-ounce package) 1 to 2 tablespoons milk 1 box (7.4 ounces) Old El Paso hard and soft taco shells (6 hard corn shells and 6 soft 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces) 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1/2 cup Old El Paso Thick n Chunky salsa Bake chicken nuggets as directed on package. Cover to keep warm. Reduce oven temperature to 325F. Heat taco shells and tortillas as directed on box. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream, taco seasoning mix and enough milk for desired consistency. Set aside. Fill each taco shell and tortilla with 2 chicken nuggets, cheese, lettuce and salsa. Drizzle each with sour cream mixture. Cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thor oughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco season ing mix and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pasta sauce; cook over medium heat until hot. Stir in cooked spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat taco shells as directed on box. Spoon about 1/2 cup spaghetti mixture into each taco shell; top with tomato and Parmesan cheese. Variation: If you like corn, add 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn with the pasta sauce. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot. Amazing Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos Prep Time: 25 minutes Start to Finish: 25 minutes 6 servings (2 tacos each) 1 pound lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped| (1/2 cup) 1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix 2/3 cup water 1/2 cup Old El Paso Cheese n Salsa dip (from 15-oz. jar) 1 box (7.4 oz.) Old El Paso hard and soft taco shells (6 hard corn shells and 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped (1 cup) 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 min utes, stirring frequently, until thor oughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco season ing mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in dip until well mixed. Heat taco shells and tortillas as directed on box. Fill heated taco shells and tortillas with warm beef mixture, lettuce, tomato and bacon. Substitution: Salsa dip? Try 4 ounces Mexican prepared cheese product, cubed, or another soft cheese that melts easily. If you prefer less spice, use regular prepared cheese product. FAmiMILY FEAtTUrREsS Nothing brings the family together quite like taco night. So why not make it extra special by putting a taco twist on some other family favorites to make an easy, fun meal the whole family will love? Whether its the crunch that brings them to the table, the crave able taste of tacos or the ability to make their taco, their way, its the one dinner the whole family loves. Do the kids love cheeseburgers? Try the Old E E l Paso A A BC Taco (A A mazing Bacon Cheeseburger Taco) recipe to change things up. Need something to spice up spaghetti? Make Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos, which serve up spaghetti and meat sauce in toppings such as lettuce, sour cream and salsa and serving in hard and soft taco shells. Visit www.OldE E lPaso.com for coupons and more ways to put Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos 5 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half 1 pound lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef 1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix 1/2 cup water 1-1/4 cups tomato pasta sauce (any variety) 1 box (4.7 ounces) Old El Paso Stand N Stuff taco shells (10 shells) 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup), if desired 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese Kids love participating in meal time, so gather the whole family to pitch in and make taco night right FAMILYTACO NIGHTwith a TWIST

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22 MARCH 29, 2012 Many of the non profit organizations serving the children in our community have seen their budgets cut dramatically as a result of the economy and the reduction in government funding. At the same time the demand for the services they provide has not gone down. In response to this situation a group of local residents has come together to organize the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament. The tournament will take place Thursday May 10 and Saturday May 12, 2012 at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin. The Honorary Event Chair is Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. Murman was elected as County Commissioner in 2010. Prior to joining the Commission, Murman completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004. Representative Murman was the first Republican Woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore in the Florida House of Representatives On Thursday May 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Darren Dannelly, Director of the Ys Camp Cristina in Riverview will be overseeing a Childrens Tournament. This event is designed to be a hands on, funfilled learning experience for children aged 6 12, and their favorite adults. With assistance from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Dannelly will be leading children through a variety of activities including the opportunity to fish off of the pier at Little Harbor. Advance registration is required. Teams of one adult and one child can register for $10. A family registration for one adult and up to three children is $15. Registration forms can be down loaded at www.southshoreprofish.com. Following the Childrens Tournament, the Captains Dinner is scheduled for 7:00 10:00 pm. Thursday evening in the Royal Palm Ball Room at Little Harbor. In addition to a sumptuous dinner and entertainment, businesses throughout Tampa Bay have donated items for the silent auction and door prizes. The Professional Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday May 12 beginning with breakfast and registration. This tournament is different than most in the area in that when a team registers to participate in the tournament a local professionally licensed Charter Captain is hired. The Charter Captain is responsible for bringing all the gear and everything required for the fishing excursion. Capt. Danny Guarino of Ruskin is organizing the Captains. All the particulars and the registration forms are on the web site, www. southshoreprofish.com. Slots for single anglers are available for $500. Teams of three can be registered to $1250 and a team of four is $1500. The volunteers will be present at the Tiki Bar area at Little Harbor at 7:30 am to begin checking in teams and making sure that everyone gets all their goodies for the day. All boats will be underway at 9 a.m. and must return by 3 p.m. This is a catch and release tournament. Anglers will gather, and results will be tabulated for an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Captains Quarters at Little Harbor. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit three charities serving the children of the SouthShore Communities. The first of is the Foundation of the Rotary Club of South Shore Ruskin. They have established a mentoring program designed to assist local high school students in preparing for college. Teaming with local business people to provide more than tutoring, this program helps prepare teens for college entrance exams and interviews.The Rural Social Services Partnership has been in existance for over fifteen years. This orgaization was originally formed to provide a way for service providers to share resources and information. It has been bringing resources to the community and providing funding for out of school programs. This summers project is a program at Bethune Park in Wimauma. To learn more about the RSSP, visit their web site at www.rssphillsborough.org The Ys Camp Cristina in Riverview is the third charity. Cristina is a 65 acre facility located in Riverview. It serves an average of 300 children per week throughout the year in a variety of programs. Last year they awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to campers. Tournament details and registration forms are available at www.southshoreprofish.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on how you can participate check out the web site or leave a message at 813-645-3732.SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31 Installation of new officers Installation will take place at 4 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bryan from 6-8 p.m. and the cost is $15. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.Meet the SouthShore Arts Council BoardThe SouthShore Arts Council will have a General Membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Big Draw Studio in Ruskin. They have a new board of directors to introduce along with some exciting plans for the coming year. They would like to encourage members to attend the meeting, enjoy some refreshments and share their interests and ideas. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net 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 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, April 6 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassie Saturday, April 7 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Friday, April 13 7-11 p.m. Southern Tied All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS

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MARCH 29, 2012 23 Learn the signs of diabetesSigns and Symptoms of Diabetes will be discussed at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. Holly Wetz, R.N., C.D.E. Clinical Educator for St. Joseph Hospital/Healthways Diabetes Center will give a PowerPoint presentation on Type 2 Diabetes including possible signs and symptoms. Everyone is welcome. Reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 6341252 if you plan to attend. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship Hall.Beachgoers can help biologists monitor spawning horseshoe crabs Mating horseshoe crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. These crabs are burying themselves in the sand.As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public for help pinpointing the sites where these horseshoe crabs spawn. Beachgoers are likely to have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a full or new moon. The conditions around the new moon on March 22 and the full moon on April 6 will create ideal opportunities to view the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs. The FWC asks people to report sightings through one of several convenient options. Go to MyFWC.com/Contact and click on the Submit a Horseshoe Crab Survey link, then Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey. You can also email findings to horseshoe@MyFWC. com or call the FWC at 866-2529326. Observers should note the number of horseshoe crabs they see and whether those horseshoe crabs are mating. Mating crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. Other male crabs may be present around the couple. If possible, the observer should specify roughly how many horseshoe crabs are mating adults and how many are juveniles (4 inches wide or smaller). Biologists also want to know the date, time, location, habitat type and environmental conditions such as tides and moon phase when a sighting occurs. Through December 2011, the FWC has received 2,350 reports since the survey program began in April 2002. Horseshoe crabs, often called living fossils, have been around for approximately 450 million years and are an important part of a marine ecosystem. Their eggs are a vital food source for animals and birds, such as the red knot. Horseshoe crabs are important to humans as well. In the biomedical industry, horseshoe crab blood helps save human lives. Pharmaceutical companies use horseshoe crab blood to make sure that intravenous drugs and vaccine injections are bacteria-free. Also, research into horseshoe crab eyes has given scientists a greater knowledge of the functioning of human eyes. We asked for itWe got it Now, what are we doing with it! Get out the new welcome mat about 50,000 guests are coming to visit in hot, hot August. Theyll be in Tampa and its environs for the 2012 Republican National Convention, considered one of the two largest media events in the world. Theyll be interested, of course, in what just may be a hot, hot convention trying to settle on a candidate for U.S. president in the middle of Floridas potentially combustible hurricane season. On top of the thousands of news folks, there will be delegates coming from coast to coast as well as offshore, some 8,000 volunteers, tourists by the plane loads, Secret Service and FBI, cops from Are we ready for 50,000 guests?around the country and maybe a few thousand demonstrators ready to raisewell, the roof, if nothing else. Whatever their agendas, theyll all be on the lookout for a hot time of one sort or another. Theyll be spending an estimated $300 million. It could be one fire cracker of a party! How near are we to ready? What have we done to get there? Have we covered all the bases, anticipated all the contingencies, prepared for the best and the worst of times? Are we following another manual or writing our own? Hillsborough County citizens are invited to join the League of Women Voters in chewing over these and other questions with Tampas Chief of Police Jane Castor and Preston Cook, Hillsborough Countys Director of Emergency Operations, Saturday, March 31, at The Regent community center near Brandon. This Box Lunch Hot Topic is one of the FYI series which is presented by the Hillsborough County League throughout the year. Reservations are required. Cost is $15, including lunch. What: Box Lunch Hot Topic Are We Going to be Ready for 50,000 Guests? When: 11 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31 Where: The Regent, 6437 Watson Road (between Brandon and Riverview). RSVP by noon today, Thursday, March 29, to 813-649-4309 or RSVP@hclwv.org PHOTO COURTESY T THE RREGENTThe Regent (above), latest site for public meetings most convenient to South and East County residents, will host the League of Women Voters when they sponsor a box lunch discussion Saturday with Hillsborough County and Tampa officials about managing 50,000 guests expected here in August. The function is open to the public with RSVPs required.

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24 MARCH 29, 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 In all churches, individuals are better than their creeds. William Ellery Channing 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 EASTER SERVICES: 6 a.m. Sunrise | 8:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Mens Bible Study Every Tuesday 7 p.m.Every Mans BattleWomens Bible Study Every Tuesday 7 p.m.Experiencing GodRegister online at www.SouthBay.cc. Childcare available by reservation.Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreRegular Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. EASTER EGG HUNT FOR THE KIDS! Sunday, April 1stPalm SundayHoly Communion 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 5thMaundy Thursday Friday, April 6thGood Friday Sunday, April 8thEaster Sunday All Welcome Open Communion TableRev. Dr. Peter Stiller Barbara G KrichBarbara G Krich (giertz) 85, passed away on February, 18, 2012. Barbara was born and raised in Elgin, IL. She resided there until 1960 when she and her family moved to Southern California. She was active in her community and was an activist for many causes. In 2000 Barbara made another move to Florida. She fought Alzheimers courageously for 7 years. She is survived by her companion Phillip Weiss. She is survived by her sister, Helen Claghorn (Florida); her three sons, David Krich (Del Mar, Ca), Jeff Krich (Boca Raton, Fl) and Jay Krich (Los Angeles, Ca). She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Troy, Courtney, Sophia and Gable. A memorial service will be held in Oceanside California in September. Donations in her honor would be to a charity of your choice.Margaret Farnsworth Margaret Farnsworths life journey ended Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the age of 88. She and her husband, Lt. Joseph Holley Farnsworth, lived in Joplin for 40 years until retiring to Sun City Center, Florida in 1986. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the directions of Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, MOErnest GlaisterErnest Glaister, 82, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully on March 5, 2012. Ernie was born in Syracuse, NY and was an avid sportsman who hunted and fished the waters of upstate New York and nearby Canada for most of his life. In his youth he enjoyed many outdoor activities including snow and water skiing, as well as being an excellent golfer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He worked for most of his life as a parts manager for White Trucks in Buffalo, NY. In his later years he became involved with Alcoholics Anonymous and dedicated much of his time working with inmates at the prison in Deland, FL while residing in that area. Ernie moved to Sun City in 2007 and continued his affiliation with AA. His experience in Sun City was enjoyable, making many new friends and playing his beloved golf. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, William and Evelyn Glaister, and his sisters, Evelyn Gavin and Margaret Abram, and brother William. He is survived by his sister Ethel Thomas of Orlando and brother Thomas of Riverview, as well as the many nieces and nephews for whom Ernie cared the most. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 10 at Hospice of Sun City Center. The family would like to extend its appreciation to Ernies many Sun City friends whose concern and caring made his years in that community a part of his life he truly cherished. Donations in his name can be made to Alcoholics Anonymous of Sun City or Hospice of Sun City.Michael M. LuskinMichael M. Luskin, 98, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away March 9, 2012. He retired from DuPont as a chemical engineer. We lost a caring, loving man who spent much of his life helping others. He always looked for the good in people. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Pauline and two brothers, Nat, Milt and two sisters, Dottie and Rose. Survivors include three children, Jon (Susan) Luskin, Dona (Bill) Beaston, Eric (Christine) Luskin, a sister, Frances Rakow, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. A private memorial service was held for the family on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Donations in Michaels memory may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, or on-line at www. alzinfo.org/donate. Condolences and donation acknowledgements may be sent to the Luskin family, c/o Sun City Center Funeral Home 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL. continued at top of page Michael M. Luskin obituary continuedFlorence ScoppettuoloFlorence Scoppettuolo, of Sun City Center, FL passed away peacefully March 16, 2012. Florence was born in Hartford, Maine in 1920 and lived most of her life in Malden, MA with her late husband Arthur who predeceased her in 1986. She later moved to Sun City Center, FL and is survived by her son Eugene Scoppettuolo and his wife Lois of Sun City Center, FL; her grandchildren Joseph Scoppettuolo of Margate, FL; Linda and Brian Grehoski, and their children Jason and Jocelyn of Chandler, AZ; and Neal and Danielle Scoppettuolo and their children Mark & Alexis of Wesley Chapel, FL; plus her many friends in Florida and Massachusetts. A private memorial and interment will be held in MA at a later date and her family asks that any remembrances you wish to make be made in her memory to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.Jack TernentJack Ternent, 84, of Sun City Center, FL., passed away March 25, 2012. Jack retired from American Bridge US Steel and served in WWII in the US Army. He was such an honorable, loving, generous soul. He loved to take things apart and reconstruct it, cruise all over town in his Baby Cadillac and bake delicious brownies. Jacks heart was beautiful and full of love. He is survived by his family, including his son Mark Terrent and his sister, Peggy McClure. Jack is also survived by his dear friends who loved him so much, including Erika Levcsik, Sabrina Levicsik, Shane Goldman, many nieces and nephews and all his other amazing friends. There will be a memorial service for Jack at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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MARCH 29, 2012 25 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 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. Prince of Peace Catholic Church LENT and EASTER SCHEDULESHoly Week Confession Schedule Sunday, April 1 Monday, April 2 thru Wednesday, April 4 Holy Thursday, April 5 Good Friday, April 6 Holy Saturday, April 7The Easter Triduum Good Friday, April 6 Holy Saturday, April 7 Easter Sunday, April 8 Tucker to speakThe Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D. (minister emeritus of Lakeland UU Congregation) will provide the main discourse at the Thursday, April 5 service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, located at 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. His topic is titled: Does Your Essence Precede Your Existence? -twisting the famous statement of Sartre regarding existentialism. Coffee and conversation begin at 7 p.m. with the program commencing at 7:30 p.m. It runs about one hour. All are welcome.Pop Concert features show tunesThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host the Sun City Chamber Players Chamber Goes Pop Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in the church sanctuary. This special concert features soprano, Johanna Fincher performing some of her favorite show tunes. The ensemble will also be performing arrangements from Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera, James Bond and music by the Beatles. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com. Trinity Baptist church choir raises its voice in songThe Trinity Baptist church choir will present O What A Savior, created by Russell Mauldin and Sue Smith, narrated by Larry Jessup and directed by Rev. James Feist at 6 p.m on Sunday, April 1. The Cantata will be sung by the renowned Trinity Baptist Choir. The choir has received much attention in the area for its performances at the Sun City Center Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies as well as for singing the National Anthem at Spring Training baseball games. Admission is free and all are welcome. The church is located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West. For more information call 634-4228.The Trinity Baptist church choir. Joint choral concert plannedPrince of Peace Catholic Church and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center are proud to present a joint choral concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in the sanctuary of the Methodist church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Conducted by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at SCCUMC, and accompanied by Keith Rasmussen, Coordinator of Music and Organist at POPCC, the concert will feature Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ, perhaps the most well-known and oft-performed Holy week choral masterwork. The chorus of approximately 80 will be joined by local soloists, Patrice Rasmussen (soprano), Dan Dunn (tenor) and Paul Barrientos (baritone). This concert is the first of several planned joint presentations by the two churches. They are anticipating a large turnout for this event, so concert-goers are encouraged to come early for the best seats. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at 813-6342539. New members enjoy welcome receptionThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, conducted a reception for five new members on Sunday. Following the Sunday Service, refreshments were served in the Great Hall as the congregation greeted and visited with the new members. It was a very special and joyful morning.New members seated left to right: Joan Ekstrom, Mary Williams, Phyllis Van Linder, Ronald J. Forth Sr., Maggie Forth; standing left to right: Moderator Anne Ginevan, Associate Pastor Rev. Ruth Richardson, Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans, Vice Moderator Bruce Grabert Chai Chapter of Hadassah to host accessory swapChai Chapter of Hadassah has organized an Accessory Swap for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at Beth Israel, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. Hadassah is an organization that saves lives, educates and fulfulls the dreams of youth. Stop in, meet the members and go home with a new accessory. You must R.S.V.P. to attend. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call Carol at 813-829-7227 or email monkeyandwife@yahoo.com.

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26 MARCH 29, 2012 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 9/30/12 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. Exp. 4/15/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and SaturdayOPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.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! Council of Catholic Women to meetThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. An assortment of desserts plus table and door prizes will add to the festivities. For more info call 633-2460.Church sponsors health seminarsYour Joint Replacement is the topic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd West. Dr. Robert Maddalon, MD, MS will be speaking on arthroscopic and computer-assisted surgeries in partial and total joint replacements. Everyone is welcome. Reserve your seat by calling the church office at (813) 634-1252. The seminar will be held in the Fellowship HallDramas highlight Holy WeekThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, announces its Holy Week 2012 Dramas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 5-7. Three original dramas written and directed by Carol Stewart will be presented depicting the last days of Jesus and will be based upon the words of Christ to his Disciples and the world. The first of these on Maundy Thursday entitled Christs Words of Covenant and Commandment dramatically depicts Jesus last words to his Disciples following the Last Supper. Thursdays drama will also have a time of Holy Communion commemorating that event. On Good Friday, the Drama Team will present a Tenebrae Service entitled The Seven Last Words of Christ. This service of darkness will present dramatic meditations on each of the seven last phrases that Jesus spoke on the cross. Holy Saturdays drama entitled The Vigil: Remembering Christs Words brings first-century and modern characters together as they reflect upon some of the most memorable words of Jesus. This drama includes actors of all ages. Services of the Resurrection will follow on Easter Sunday at 6:45 (Sonrise), 9 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. (Easter Cantata with Chancel Choir, Sanctuary Handbells, soloists, and instrumentalists) and 11 a.m. (Bilingual Celebration Service). Dates and times for these events are as follows: Maundy Thursday drama, April 5, 7 p.m. Christs Words of Covenant and Commandment Good Friday drama, April 6, 7 p.m., The Seven Last Words of Christ Holy Saturday drama, April 7, 4 p.m. The Vigil: Remembering Christs Words Easter Services of the Resurrection, April 8, at 6:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 11 a.m. (Bilingual) Easter Sunday breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall and is open to all who attend services that day. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com.Christian Womens Connection offers luncheon programChristian Womens Connection will present the April luncheon and program at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Speaker Janet Peavyhouse will share bits and pieces of entertaining. Inspirational speaker Carolyn Ersig will tell her story of being an orphan and becoming a member of a beautiful family. Seating begins at 11 a.m. followed by the program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu choices are tuna salad stuffed tomato or tossed salad with grilled chicken. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations or cancelations are required before noon, April 9. For more information or to make reservations call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540. Enjoy a musical for EasterSouthside Baptist Church presents O What A Savior! at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at 4208 U.S. Hwy 41 S., Sun City, four miles south of College Ave. Everyone is invited. For more information call 813-645-4085. Matthew 28:5-6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Friday night at the moviesThe United Methodist Church of SCC on 1210 Del Webb Blvd West will feature its monthly Friday Night at the Movies April 13. The movie, Soul Surfer, is a true story about a teenaged girl, training to be a world surfer. While practicing, her arm was bitten off by a shark. After many days in the hospital and thinking her dreams were lostshe re-entered the world of surfing. Will all her dreams be in vain or will she succeed? Doors of Creason Hall open at 6 p.m. with popcorn and fresh brewed coffee. The movie starts at 6:30 with an introduction by Dr. Ken Barringer. Church sponsors Ethnic Pot Luck The Fun Brigade of the United Community Church will enjoy an Ethnic Pot Luck at 4 p.m., April 19 in the Great Hall of the church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. Do you have a special recipe/meal that you remember from your youth, perhaps a favorite casserole, salad or dessert from your family background? Prepare that dish, bring it to the church complete with a label, your name, nationality, and ethnic background of your dish. This will really be great fun to hear stories of the Sunday Dinner, history of Grandmas birthday treat and the holiday traditions. Everyone is welcome--there is no charge---just you and your special treat for a Fun Pot Luck. Oh, an added surprise will be a Silent Auction with wonderful items to bid on. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Presbyterian Women honor Rachel GibsonAt St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Rachel Gibson was awarded a Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women in recognition of her time and talents given to the church and community. Matthew 26:3-4 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. Matthew 26:1-2 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, As you know, the Passover is two days away and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified. Queens Luncheon goes HawaiianDarlene Walters troupe of hula dancers, the Hula Honeys, performed on March 14 at the Queens Luncheon in the Kings Point Borini Theatre. The meal was consistent with the tropical theme and included sweet and sour chicken with Hawaiian vegetable fried rice. A capacity crowd was treated to a variety of hula dances, from traditional to modern. Pearl, the latest addition to the troupe, dances from her wheelchair and is an inspiration to any handicapped person who thinks they cant join in because of a disability. The host for the show was John Cortese and vocal entertainment was provided by Ron Leombruno. The troupe extends their warm thanks to Eva Hooley for her invaluable assistance as Stage Manager. Anyone interested in Darlenes class, held in Kings Point, may contact her at 633-6839.On stage before the show in some of the colorful costumes worn are left to right: Valerie Kelly, Linda Hawken, Sylvia Eddens, Darlene Walters, Eva Reisniger, Joan Leombruno, and Pearl Rubinsky.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 MarchARCH 29, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONALSShe that has gets. A A husband, Jack 88, low vision retired R R evered needs wife. E Eating, sleep, drive, plan manage recognition if good writer. Money half safety families. Counseling if wanted. 813-642-0189 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 SaALeEClosing Designer Showroom March 31, 9am-3pm. or M-FF 9am4pm 139 SS. Pebble; Beach Blvd., SSCC. between CVSVS & Winn DDixieA Almost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate VENDORS NEEDEDFree SpacesAPOLLO BEACHFlea Market5819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572(next to Shenaniganz)Saturday & Sunday7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.For information, please call813-482-3747 10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE (S.R. 674 and Cypress Village Blvd. area) Ventana and LaPaloma Villages are located off Cypress Village Blvd. Villa dEste Village is located off 19th Avenue. Look for directional signage on Cypress Village Blvd. and 19th Ave. Moving sale. F Friday & S Saturday, March 30 & 31. 8am-3pm. L L iving room furniture, tables, lamps, wall decor, TV TV Betty Boop collectibles, exercise equipment & lots of misc. 1301 R R iver D D r., S S W, R Ruskin 706 Huxley Place, S SCC. T Thursday, F Friday & S Saturday. 8am-noon. TV TV, couch, bed, lots of misc. R R uskin. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday. 3/29, 3/30 & 3/31, 8am-1pm. I Industrial drill press, band saw, S Shopmaster cut off saw, router, large air compressor, tool boxes, sockets, wrenches, sanders. T Too many tools to list. Moving sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am2pm. 1208 Wild F Feather, S SCC. Bedroom furniture, entertainment center, tables, kitchen utilities, bakers rack, TV TV s, accent pieces, glassware, wall decorations, computer desk w/ chairs,. copier, etc.Above The Rest We have the best prices in SSun City Center on quality used furniture, household items, jewelry & much more. We also do estate sales. 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd. Between CVSVS & Moving sale. T T homasville, Bose, wicker, designer purses, men & womens clothing, 36 TV TV w/ stand, F Futon w/ 2 pillows & covers, bric-a-brac etc. 2322 D D el Webb Blvd E East. S SCC. S Saturday 3/31, Moving sale. 3 days, F Friday, March 30, S Saturday March 31, & S Sunday A April 1. Beach. F Furniture, bedrooms, misc. mowers, tools, household goods & gas grill. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon WOMENS TOP Sale50% offall TopsPlus, the secret sale Huge G Garage S Sale E Everything for everyone. Clothes, furniture, toys, small appliance & more. S S aturday, March 31,. 8am-2pm. 8208 Carriage Point D Dr., G Gibsonton. (off SSymmes RRd)E E state /yard sale. 1740 A A trium D D r, S S CC. 8am-2am. F F riday & S S aturday. Household items, furniture, clothing. N No early birds.G G arage sale. E E verything has to go. R Ruskin. 9am-2pmEntire Content of Home F Furniture, small appliances, washer/ dryer, etc. 6713 SSimmons LLoop, RRiverview. FFriday, SSaturday & SSundayF F riday & S S aturday, March 30 & 31, 8am-noon. S S pinning rods & reels, shrimp jack, aluminum 16ft extension ladder, 20gal air compressor with 100ft of hose, power nailers, drills, sanders, routers, 100ft extension cords, power plane, popcorn sprayer & much more. Cash only, no checks. 1112 E El R Rancho D Dr., SSCC.G G arage sale. F F riday 3/30 & S S aturday 3/31, 8am-? 1023 S Spindle Palm Way, A Apollo Beach. T Tools, artwork, household, marine, etc.L L arge tag sale. Household, tools, etc. 8am-4pm. S S aturday & S S unday, March 31 & A April 1. 1217 Primrose L Lane., L Lot 86. L Little Manatee IIsle MHP. RRuskin Yard /moving sale. E E verything must go. F Friday & S Saturday. March 30 & 31, 8am-? R R easonable prices. 1612 Council D Dr., SSCC. Yard sale. 1602 V V entana D D r., 8am-2pm. F Friday & S Saturday (off Cypress V Village Blvd., LLots of stuff cheap. 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 312 estateESTATE saSALeE 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right! 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & R Red, Club Car, tail lights, turn signals & mirror. Just like new, must see, $3,000 obo. 813-642-8217 E E-Z G Go F Freedom. T Turn signals, brake lights, horn, side curtain package, batteries 18mo old, low hrs. D D rives like new Check out your observernews.net BEVERLY's ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTERGolf Cart (E-Z-GO) Leather Recliner & Ottoman, White Wicker Sleep Sofa, Entertainment Center, 2 Flowered Barrel Chairs, Loveseat, 2 Arm Chairs, Drop Leaf Table (Light), Bookcase with Storage, Small Desk & Chair, Chest and Twin Headboard (Green), Ethan Allen 5-Pc. Desk, Office Suite (Maple), Small Blue Kitchen Table, 4 Chairs, Misc. Tables, Chairs, Lamps, Pictures, Dishes, Linens, Kitchen Items, and Womens Clothes.633-1173 or 508-03071920 Del Webb Blvd. WestMarch 30 & 31 7:30am-1pm St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.)Welcome Back to St. Vinnies... DONATIONS NEEDED VENDORS WANTEDfor Craft Fair to be held atSaturday, April 1411 a.m. 4 p.m.204 W. Shell Point Road, Ruskin(corner of 2nd St.)Call 813-645-0929to reserve your FREE space now!

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MARCH 29, 2012 THHE SHHOPPERR RRENTA ALS600 RREAAL ESTA A TE500 M.HH. HHOUSING550 PRROF. SERR VICCES650 511 HousesOUSES foFOR sSAleLE 458 pP ARtsTS & SeERvi VICeE MARARINE400 TRARANSPORRTA A TION450 390 MisISC. FoOR SAleLELots of cheap 2x womens clothing. Suits, cruise wear, some new, misc., collectibles, Christmas lighting, shoes. 813-633-6968 410 BoOAts TSAluminum boat 14 semi V with Johnson 15hp man/ elec start outboard & galvanized trailer $1,250. Motor runs great 813-382-9101 425 SlipsLIPS oOR StoTORAgeGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage RRameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, 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 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED SINGLE FAMILY HOME in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. The new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This DW54 floor plan offers 1803 sq. ft. and lots of closets and great living space with tile and carpet throughout. Call today to make an appointment to see this lovely home and make it yours!! $104,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 RUSKIN WATERFRONT!! Large & spacious 3BR/2BA home located just off the Ruskin Inlet with no bridges to Tampa Bay. Over 100 ft. of seawall give you plenty of room for a large boat or sailboat. Short sale offered at $199,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy. 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income. $198,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE REDUCTION !! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $219,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. A HOUSE AND A WORK PLACE ON 1 ACRE IN RUSKIN: This property, zoned CG, in great residential area offers 2,600 sq. ft. of home and office space, 2-car detached garage and double carport. Beautiful cleared acre lot with few oaks, circular driveway & large road frontage. $239,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE HOUSE, RUSKIN: Nice 3BR+den/1BA, tile floors in living/kitchen area, large utility-rm, CHA, newer roof, beautiful large lot. Walking distance to school, perfect for families with children. $45,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! Cute and inexpensive furnished mobile-home on its own lot. 2BR/1BA, large concrete block addition, screened porch, carport, cement driveway and 2 nice sheds. Washer, dryer, central air and heat, roof over, fenced backyard, no HOA. $36,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.4 ACRES with county water and sewer available. Ideal for your estate home or build up to 4 homes on this property. Mostly cleared corner lot within minutes to Schools, Churches, Restaurants and Recreation. Asking $60,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 CUSTOM HOME IN DESIRABLE HOOD. Newly listed 3BR/2BA is on oversized lot with NO HOA, NO CDD, NO GATE, NO FLOOD INSURANCE. Upgraded kitchen with maple cabinets, corian countertops and backsplash, plentiful storage. 2 stories with cathedral ceiling, built-in entertainment center, newer carpet, flooring. Extensive exterior improvement, deck, 2-car garage. $159,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 463 CCAmpeMPERsS(2) clean 30 travel trailers, full kitchens & baths. 2005 Gulf Stream $5,500: 2005 Trail-lite with slideout $7,500. Call Bob at 608-617-6310 611 HousesOUSES foFOR sSAleLE Dont wait to establish your business and home! This commercial property in great residential area offers 2,600 sq. ft. of home and office space, detached 2-car garage and double carport, and a beautiful cleared acre lot with large oaks and circular driveway. Lots of road frontage and parking space, right in town, very close to main highways. CG zoning. $239,000. in desirable secluded neighborhood, high and dry, close to river and boat ramp. 2BR+Den/2BA, large kitchen and family room overlooking screened pool, tile floors in living areas, garage with washer & dryer, gazebo and shed in fenced backyard. Well and county water. $125,000. Cute and inexpensive furnished mobile home on its own lot. 2BR/1BA, large concrete block addition, screened porch, carport, cement driveway and 2 nice sheds. Washer, dryer, central air and heat, roofover, fenced backyard, no HOA. $36,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 512 ConCONDosOS FoOR SAleLE2br/2ba, King Point condo. 55+ community. New carpet & tile. Partially $23,500. Call Bill 813-633-8083 2BR/2BA in Andover, KP, new carpeting. Owner will finance, 5% interest with $3000 down..... $22,500 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated..$62,500 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, furnished or unfurnished........... $700 per month 565 M.HH. inIN PARKsS2br/1ba mobile home in park, washer/ dryer hookup, close to shopping, Riverview, $4,200 obo. 813-315-8769 610 WAte TERfFRontONT RentRENT AlsLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813850-5217, 813-863-6123611 HousesHOUSES foFOR RentENTClean one bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior, cathedral ceiling. In country near Sun City Center. Quiet, secure. $140 weekly plus deposit includes electric, water & garbage, A/C extra. 813-335-2877Sun CCity CCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 SCC 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg home, living room, kitchen, lanai, utility room. Very nice. Also 1br/1ba house, with lovely large lanai, patio & carport. Too cute to miss. Call Linda 419-296-9795 612 Apts APTS. foFOR RentRENT rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 2br/1ba apt for rent. Bahia Beach area. Utilities included $900 monthly. Call Kent 813-352-0510 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 8:00 AM 4:00 PMEqual Housing Opportunity 613 ConCONDosOS foFOR RentRENTSuper, furnished, 1br/1.5ba in gated 55+ Kings Point, SCC. Washer/ dryer, cable, water, bus, clubhouse, activities. $650 monthly year lease 813-633-8083 614 DupleDUPLEX foFOR RentRENTSun City Center. 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg. Ideal location includes water, lawn & garbage. All appliances Unfurnished. $675 monthly, annual.13-634-3350 630 M.HH. RentRENT AlsLSRuskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm. Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 2br/2ba doublewide. Ruskin area. $175 weekly plus utilities & deposit. 813363-6001 For RRent: CClean Mobile HHomes With A A/CC. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896631 M.HH. LotOT RentRENT AlsLSMH & RV lots for rent. Ruskin. $250 monthly plus deposit, includes water & sewer. 941-737-1944646 WAReEHouseOUSE SpP ACeEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooOOKKeepingEEPINGQuickBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. 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