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www.ObserverNews.netApril 12, 2012 Volume 56 Number 12 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By MELODY JAMESON%  RUSKIN We are not thinking as much New Thought as we think we are. It is all old. People have thought it before. Again. And again. And again. These are the words of Harriet E. Orcutt, journalist, novelist, teacher, campaigner for womens and workers rights, pioneer, organization officer, land owner, Ruskins first librarian and, clearly, something of a philosopher. She never married; her passions were words, truth, books. She cared deeply about the fledgling community on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay and gave freely of her many talents. And shes one of the many women who contributed through the years to build the community of today. Theyre all being recognized this month, in the spotlight, at three different venues. That spotlight began shining first this week at the Tampa Bay History Center in Channelside, as the three-panel exhibit of artifacts went up, tracing Ruskins very early years forward to the present. Produced by The Ruskin History Project, Inc., this display on the centers second floor tells the Ruskin story through photographs, narratives and rare objects, from the days pre-historic peoples and strange magnificent animals roamed its forests to its turn of the century roots as a cooperative organized on the principles of John Ruskin and centered with the first Ruskin College through the mid century when farming and agricultural ingenuity flourished, when The Coffee Cup restaurant drew visitors from great distances to its present prized for easy living without metropolitan congestion. The hand-operated meat grinder patented in 1803 that was used regularly in The Coffee Cup to produce fresh hamburger and the antique Aleta Jonie MaschekFrom a tragic incident in Florida, a peaceful rally in Minnesota Victrola which provided music for young students to dance by on the third floor of the college presidents house and the books handled by pioneering forefathers theyre all here enticing visitors back a century or more. The historical exhibit is bookended by two of the communitys groundbreaking journalists Orcutt at its recorded beginnings and Aleta Jonie Maschek who has recorded much of its history known today. Orcutt covered the Chicago Worlds Fair, was published in scores of periodicals and wrote at least three novels before arriving in Ruskin before the first decade of the 20th century had ended. By 1911, she had joined Ruskins Commongood Society, subsequently would serve as its secretary and then president, and would be a charter member of the 20th Century Club from which the Ruskin Womans Club would grow. Maschek began her career in 1949 when female journalists were not particularly welcome in newsrooms. She worked in early television in Seattle and then in Chicago and ultimately in New York before making her way to Tampa where she was a producer for WFLA, the NBC affiliate. She recalls interviewing both Presidents Carter and Reagan, as well as Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and actor Vincent Price. She arrived in Ruskin with her husband, Matthew, in the late 1970s See RUSKIN WOMEN, page 11 By %  MITCH TTRaAPHaAGenEN mitch@observernews.netWORTHINGTON, MINN A Florida woman who recently moved to a rural community in Minnesota felt compelled to speak out against what she saw as an injustice that had taken place in her hometown. Patricia Lawrence, formerly of Sanford, Florida, organized a peaceful rally in her adopted community of Worthington, Minnesota, a town nearly 1,600 miles away, to increase awareness for what she saw as an injustice in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Sanford in February. A multi-racial crowd of several dozen people carried signs and demonstrated their support for the Trayvon Martin family that few, if any, in attendance had ever met. Many wore hoodies that served not only as protection from the brisk wind, but also to highlight that people should not be judged simply by what garments they choose to wear. Some people believe that Martin was targeted for both being black and for wearing a hoodie on the night that he was shot to death.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOA former resident of Sanford, Florida, brought together several dozen people in a rural town in Minnesota for a peaceful rally in support of the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy shot and killed on February 26.See RALLY IN MINNESOTA, page 9USF Honors College students give their impressions of London tripBY PPENNY FLETCHTCHERR%  penny@pennyetcher.comHILLSBOROGH COUNTY Twenty University of South Florida students in the schools Honors College recently spent seven days in London. Its something anyone in the Honors College is eligible to apply for, but it takes hard work and dedication to achieve it. Last year (2010) another advisor and I took some students to work on the devastation still remaining from Hurricane Katrina, said USF Honors College Academic Advisor Amanda Cutchens. It was so rewarding I said I would do it again in a minute. She did, and this year, her husband Josh was also able to go along and chaperone. It was hard eliminating the students who applied who didnt get to go, Cutchens said. But we were limited to twenty. While some of the fees are self-paid, trips taken by Honors College students that are See LONDON TRIP, page 12

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APRIL 12, 2012 3 Jeannie Casnellie, Inc. Advertising Lawson Financial Tax-Free Muni Bond & Seminar Ad SUN CITY OBSERVER NEWS (FL) email: nan@observernews.net Wednesday, April 25th 10:25 AM Tax-Free Municipal Bonds727-572-6864 or 1-800-888-4082 Muni Bonds as an investment. Explore the potential at our next seminar: 7.80% SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, April 159 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door) South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. mazing HandymanDo it right the first time.25 years Experience Clean & Professional Excellent Service References Available Work Guaranteed Licensed & InsuredRobert Maurello owner www.amazinghandyman.net lic. # 223392.0000 TAX PREP Affordable Prices $ Splintered citizen planners moving on along different tracksBy MELODY JAMESON%  UZITA SHORES With a new local name added to the mix and a new county planning executive anticipated on the scene, splintered South County citizen planners are moving ahead but on separate tracks. What was to have been the Little Manatee South Phase II Implementation Group, expected to undertake more precise planning of undeveloped acreage between U.S. 41 and U.S 301 adjacent to the rural residential community of Sundance, was split apart last month when a majority of the members voted to eliminate the Sundance representation which did not agree with their planning approach. The two factions one with interests predominately in large acreage holdings, the other primarily residential lot homeowners had emphatically disagreed about basic planning objectives, each side accusing the other of trying to overwhelm its opposition. Subsequently, both a new name has been adopted and a new leader of the planning agency that had been guiding the group has surfaced. The core citizen planning group now consists of six members, according to Will Redd, its chairman and land manager for the Mormon Church which holds large tracts of land in the area. Bill Casey and Peg Knowles represent residential property interests related to the area west of U.S. 41, plus the area between U.S. 41 and I-75, Redd noted. Gus Muench, a commercial fisherman who lives in the Cockroach Bay area, represents environmental interests. Mike Houghtaling, son of the late Dooley Houghtaling and with an interest in the family citrus fruit enterprises, is the business representative. Mike Peterson, a land use attorney based in Apollo Beach who numbers large land owners among his clients, is the agricultural representative along with Redd. This planning committee as now constituted does not include the seventh member that was envisioned when guidelines for the second planning phase implementation were drafted: a representative of residents in Sundance. It is essentially the sixmember group that has agreed to rename the planning area Uzita Shores. Muench, explaining the name change to members of Hillsboroughs Planning Commission this week, said that Sundance as a community is effectively built out and added that the remaining acreage now subject to more precise planning has been unnamed, hence the new moniker. The term incorporates the name of a pre-Columbian Indian tribe known to have lived in the area and variously recorded also as Ucita or Uceta, along with the second locational word Shores, reflecting proximity of Tampa Bays eastern shore and adopted, as well, by some organizations in the Ruskin area. Muench has championed variations of that name for the area during the last several years and early this week encouraged planning commissioners to view the Little Manatee South Plan area now as a district of different communities. The Planning Commission also is bringing something new to the scene as its long-time executive director, Bob Hunter, retires this month from active leadership of the organization that has guided professional planning efforts at multiple levels around the county for decades. He is to be succeeded on May 12 by Ray Chiaramonte, a seasoned planning veteran with experience in several Hillsborough County agencies. Chiaramonte has been involved in local planning for more than 35 years and has been leading the Metropolitan Planning Organization, engaged in long range transportation planning, since 2008. Meanwhile, former members of the citizen planning ensemble who were voted off the first implementation committee in March residents in the rurallyoriented Sundance community and representatives of its homeowners association are no less concerned, no less vocal and no less determined to be heard. Sundance representatives will continue to state their case regarding the ongoing planning process, focusing on county commissioners, Ralph Greenlee, an HOA officer and former citizen planner, said this week. Greenlee also has questioned how a legitimate planning process can continue without including representation for a substantial number of residents living adjacent to and potentially affected by whatever is newly implemented for the planning area. While still members of the citizen planning group, Sundance representatives such as Greenlee and Bob Iocca expressed the communitys fears that large scale residential development of the surrounding acreage could very negatively impact their rural lifestyles. They also had argued that as the second planning process moved ahead agreements among the various factions represented should be reached by general consensus among the membership based on mutually accepted compromise. Other members and professional planners had called instead for consistency with the community plan already hammered out and approved by various authorities. Since leaving the citizen planning group, Greenlee said the Sundance contingent also has answered, refuting and rebutting point by point, the reasons cited by Peterson as rationale for eliminating the Sundance representation. In addition, they have met with Hunter to discuss the situation. However, even though Hunter has recommended returning Sundance representation to the planning committee, Greenlee indicated he does not now foresee that transpiring. We worked with the planning group for three years (producing the now-approved community plan) and they got everything they wanted. Why the sudden lack of trust now?, he asked rhetorically. Redd said the next meeting of the citizen planners considering implementation of additional planning techniques for Uzita Shores is scheduled tentatively for April 17. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonLWV meeting Members of the League of Women Voters, South County Unit, will meet at 2 P.M. Saturday (April 14), in the computer room of the SouthShore Regional Library. The session is open to all members as well as visitors interested in public education efforts related to local and state governments.Unit President Melody Jameson also is available to present League programs for any interested organization in South Hillsborough County. 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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 It seems almost impossible in this modern day and age for us to avoid conflicts with other people. As the planet becomes more populated, there seems to be less space for each of us. Because of this compression, we tend to rub each other wrong sometimes. Most of the conflicts we face each day are not because someone is out to get us. To the contrary, most of the time the conflict is caused just because the other person hasnt considered our desires.. If there must be conflict, then it behooves us to learn how to handle itboth what to do and what not to do. Here are some of the behaviors we should avoid if we hope to bring a conflict to a peaceful and quick resolution. sand and refuse to acknowledge a conflict exists. There are few times this technique will work. More often than not, the conflict will only get worse. By ignoring it, you will be unprepared when it finally flares up. when you know you are in the right. If you allow others to take advantage of you, you can bet they will make a practice of it. problem with those who are a part of it. There are many times when a frank and honest discussion will lead to resolution of the conflict. something it is not. As says, Simplify. or allow a disturbance to be created that draws attention from the conflict and prevents its resolution. yell or lose emotional control. One of the first rules of conflict management is to never allow your emotions to do the negotiating. to your way of thinking. Somebody once asked the question, Where does a 500-pound gorilla sleep? The answer is, Anywhere he wants. But keep in mind, if hes not a good house guest, he wont be invited back. quest for a solution to the conflict. Any solution that leaves any party to the conflict injured is not truly a solution, but rather a temporary fix. The injured party will continue the conflict when he or she feels strong enough to penetrate your defenses. Knowing what not to do many times gives us some idea of what we should do. Whenever there is a Dont allow conflict to fester and growconflict, we should recognize it as soon as possible and not allow it but also dont be unreasonable. We should bring it up as quickly as possible to the person we see as our adversary. In many cases, even the most complex situation can have a simple solution. Look for that solution, rather than concentrate on the problem. Be sure you remain cool, calm and collected. Use your intellect rather than your emotions to look for an answer. Use force only as a final optionthen only when every other option has been exhausted. Force may clear up the situation for now but it will definitely muddy the water for the future. Conflicts are inevitable but they can be resolved by working toward a win-win solution that allows all parties to achieve their goals. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPolitical analyst, addresses MOAAThe April Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting, incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics. noted that Florida is now tied for 3rd as one of the most important swing states in the country. She also noted that people no longer trust NBC, CBS and ABC as a source for their news, but rather depend more on Smart Phones, mobile APS and local newspapers. She provided statistics demonstrating how little respect the general population now has for politicians. Paul Wheat, right, LTC USA (Ret) presents Dr. Susan MacManus with an MOAA shirt. 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X 8 5 APRIL 12, 2012 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Marriott Waterside Hotel noted for hospitalityFlotilla 75 Ruskin of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary recently awarded a certificate of appreciation to the Marriott Waterside Hotel (Tampa). Occasionally, while on safety or security missions the rains come or temperatures rise and the Marriott Waterside is gracious enough to provide a safe harbor and safe haven for the boat crews on patrol. For several years, the cafeteria staff at the Marriott has supported the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by sheltering boat crews in bad weather, providing hot coffee and allowing volunteer boat crews to enjoy the benefits of hot food in the employee cafeteria. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts security patrols of Tampas ports under orders from the Coast Guard and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Flotilla 75 (Ruskin), one of the oldest flotillas in the nation, also provides safety patrols during the day as well as the night for the benefit of the recreational boater. If you would like to become part of Team Coast Guard, call Flotilla Staff Officer Judy Clapp at (813) 633-5416. Hillsborough County celebrates April as water conservation monthApril is designated as Water Conservation Month as it is typically the driest month of the year in Florida. With the start of the rainy season still two months away, water demand is often at its highest this time of year as residents put in new plantings for spring and water their lawns to make the grass green. This is the 14th consecutive year that Hillsborough County Commissioners have observed Water Conservation Month. Hillsborough County promotes smart water use through a wide variety of initiatives. These include educational efforts, community outreach, enforcement of year-round water use restrictions, partnerships with other agencies, and rebate programs. For example, since its inception in 1994, the Countys toilet rebate program has seen 81,000 toilets replaced with more water-efficient models, saving an estimated 444 million gallons of water a year. And, the Countys residential reclaimed water system is among the largest in the United States. Hillsborough County water customers have done their part, too. In 1989, when the County began a formal water conservation program, the average water use per person was 146 gallons a day. Today, that number stands at 95 gallons per person, per day. That savings of 26 million gallons of water a day adds up to approximately 10 billion gallons a year. Making wise use of water is easy and can be done at little or no cost: a day, to several hundred. waste up to 200 gallons a day. der five minutes. of time when no water has been used, there may be a leak. pair or replace sprinkler heads. Install a rain sensor that overrides the system puts down so that youre not overwatering. much as it needs -not just because the calendar says its your watering day. For more ideas, as well as complete information on current water restrictions, go to www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water, and click on the Conservation link.USF offers preview of college lifeThe University of South Floridas University College is kicking off a Pre-College initiative for motivated high school and homeschool students. Thirteen diverse programs comprise Pre-College with commuter and residential options. In addition to the college learning experience, the program offers the guidance and oversight provided by traditional summer programs. Only 45 percent of American students who enroll in college will ultimately earn a bachelors degree. USF Pre-College 2012 helps college-bound students prepare for this next big step by building college success skills. We believe that the more familiar you are with university life, the better prepared you will be when you enter college in the near future, affirms Stuart Silverman, dean of the University of South Floridas Honors College. High school students will pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and engage with college professors all while taking in the excitement of university life. Students may enroll in one or more of the summer-run programs, selecting from a broad range of academic disciplines: Research Sciences Program registration, full schedules, and detailed descriptions are available on the web: http://usf.edu/precollege. Application deadline is Friday, June 1. Space is restricted and a special pricing incentive is available through April. There is also an additional 10 percent discount off the program price for USF alumni, faculty and staff. Tampa Bay parents are encouraged to register their teens for an exciting summer experience at the University of South Florida as soon as possible. For more information, call (888) 873-4968 or email precollege@usf.edu.Fishhawk Wolves take second at UTRIP TournamentThe 9u Fishhawk Wolves baseball team placed 2nd in the Florida UTRIP Baseball tournament that was held on March 17-18 in Plant City. Coach Garateix, Coach Morgan and Coach Stallings were pleased with the turnout and were very happy with the level the boys played the whole weekend. The team members were Joey Blair, Levi Buzbee, Andrew Garateix, Gabe Garrett, Chase Morgan, Ryan Skelly, Cole Stallings, Joseph Veri, and Nicholas Villanti.East Bay WatchThe varsity flag football team improved to 4-1 with two victories trict rival Spoto 40-6 and Durant 28-0. Against Spoto QB Stephanie Williams ran for a TD and threw 4 TDs against both Spoto and Durant. Williams has 18 TD passes feated in district games, 3-0, with two district games remaining. Player of the Game against ran a punt back 38 yards for a TD, the first TD punt return in school history. Player of the Game against Durant was Nicole Lock with 3 TD receptions. Lock has 12 TDs on the season. For more team information, visit www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.Girls' Flag Football Season Update hadiahcray icoeLock Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. are supported by the members and members guests. Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bro 2 Bro at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, April 18 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. The GFWC Ruskin Womans Club will host a Centennial Celebration and Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the clubhouse 503 S. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin. Festivities will include an antique car display, historical records and GFWC Ruskin Womans Club hosts Centennial Celebration and Open Housedisplays from the many years of Service of the Ruskin Womans Club and also historical records and photos of Ruskin. Light refreshments and fun childrens activities will also be available.

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Top products to check out in this category include the new 5Star Urgent Response sold by GreatCall (greatcall.com, 800-733-6632) for $50 plus a $35 activation fee and $15 monthly service fees, Dear Savvy Senior, Im interested in getting my mother, who lives alone, a medical alert device with a wearable SOS button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. What kinds of devices can you recommend and how much do they cost? Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Theres a wide variety of medical alert systems on the market today that can help keep elderly seniors safe, while living in their own home. Heres a breakdown of some different styles and prices to help you choose. Monitored Alerts The most popular medical alert systems available today are the ones that will connect your mom to a 24-hour emergency monitoring service when she needs help. These units come with waterproof SOS buttons typically in the form of a necklace pendent or bracelet and a base station that connects to her home phone line. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the systems base station receiver which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator will find out whats wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If youre interested in this type of alert, there are literally dozens of services to choose from. One of the most widely used is the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service (lifelinesys.com, 800-380-3111) which costs $35 per month, plus an $82 start-up fee. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. Some other major players in the industry that are a little less expensive (under $30 per month) include: LifeFone (lifefone.com, 877-849-8942), LifeStation (lifestation.com, 877-478-3390), Bay The Savvy SeniorBy Jim Miller Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe THE SAVVY SENIORand MobileHelp (mobilehelpnow. com, 800-800-1710) which runs between $37 and $42 per month. You also need to know that Medicare and most other insurance plans dont cover medical alert systems, although in some states Medicaid will if your mom receives Medicaid-funded homecare services. 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.VFW seeks supportThe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a non-profit organization and was founded to ensure that those who have protected our country are protected upon return. This comes in the form of patriotic programs, being an advocate for veterans entitlements in the State of Florida and in Washington, D.C. The VFW provides financial assistance to families of deployed troops, assists veterans with benefits claims, and provides free phone calls for soldiers overseas. The local VFW Post 6287 has made a considerable impact on the local community by contributing to very important community events and programs. Here are a few contributions made the last fiscal year: Patriots Pen Program and to local Law Enforcement/Fireman/Emergency Medical Technicians of the Year With the war in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down and more veterans returning home, they need your valuable donations to continue to support local veterans, families, and programs while maintaining a facility that is over 70 years old. Send your donations to: VFW Post 6278, 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 33572. For more information, call Chris Young, VFW Post 6287 Commander at (813) 508-0792.Hit Comedy Social Security coming to the Borini TheaterThe Pelican Players will present the hit broadway comedy, Social Security at 7 p.m. on April 20 and 21 with an additional matinee on April 21. This funny show focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara (Linda Halperin) and David Kahn (Jack Parry), whose lives are upended when Barbaras Mineola housewife sister Trudy (Wendy Smith) deposits their eccentric mother Sophie (Delyse Axinn) on the couples doorstep while she and her husband Martin (Jim Klamer) head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from a menage a trois with two men. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave nonagenarian artist Maurice Koenig (Bill Turcotte), who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years. Directed by Carlyn Postle, Social Security promises to be a great addition to the Pelican Players recent line-up of hits, which include Nunsense, The Follies, Odd Couple, and Hallelujah Girls. Cabaret seating will add to the fun.Tickets are $12 and are available at the Kings Point Box Office. For more information, call (813) 387-3443 or visit Pelicanplayers.org.

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13 7 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights April 12-18eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on an Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Peter Summers, from the Pinellas Genealogy Society, will be discussing what immigration records can reveal about ones ancestors and strategies for finding them. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogical Society. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and VA programs will be discussed. Register in advance at the Wednesday, April 18 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. Wednesday, April 18 Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber. Wednesday, April 18 Join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, for this popular art class. Colored pencil techniques will be explored. Materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. wiped out the oops! Every business has a huge oops moment. Its not the mistake that really matters -its how the mistake is handled. Handled defensively and with a too bad attitude, its an oops with an oh no added to it. Handled with a sense of humor and a I want to make this right attitude, the oops rises to the level of darn it. A church down in Port Charlotte was proud of its new newsletter. The graphics were snazzy and they had recently purchased a color printer, making the publication look highly professional. But no amount of slick paper or modern logo could overcome the misprint that read Dog is always within you. 600 copies were printed before the mistake was noticed. So the following month, the editor slyly created a letter thanking the church for recognizing and supporting all of the dyslexic members of the congregation. It was so popular the churchs youth group made up t-shirts with Dog is always within you to wear whenever they were out doing community service work. Ive often been accused of having a warped sense of humor, and I own up to that. The older I get the more warped I get. But it comes in handy when youre working with 431 businesses and thousands of residents. Its like herding cats. Having a sense of humor helps. I may not be passing a graveyard, but Im whistling just the same!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director You, Me, and BusinessBill Cosby once said Through humor you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. Thats been my mantra all my life. I was 11 years old when my older sister died in an automobile accident. My family got through it by remembering all the zany antics she was known for and laughing harder with each retelling of the stories. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to sit for hours attached to an IV full of chemotherapy, we patients would crank up the radio and dance around the treatment room floor with our poles, hooting and hollering until the nurses got agitated. My mother used to refer to this as whistling past the graveyard. A few years back, at a sports bar in North Carolina, the light over a table for two snapped its cord and fell to the table top. It shattered into little pieces and spilled glasses of draft beer into the couples laps. All conversation in the room stopped as other patrons stared in shock. Without missing a beat, the bartender came over and said OH! Im sorry. You wanted a BUD light. (If you dont remember the ad campaign from the late 80s, this wont mean a thing to you.) But immediately, the whole bar was in stitches and there was a round for all on the house. No angry exchanges or mentioning of lawsuits. 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X 8 APRIL 12, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights April 12-18Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as they shake some sillies out. Celebrate Earth Day! For school aged children ages 5-12 interested in earth-friendly activities and craftmaking with recyclables. Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program. Teen Writing Workshop Grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screenplays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Expressive Artists: Lets Create! Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create an art project to take home. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Toddler Time 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. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This engaging 30-minute program highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Teen Volunteer Orientation Teen topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. *Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library 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, April 12 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Double Barrell Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by Pepper & Salt from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 16 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 for appointment 634-1761. American Legion Auxiliary Nominations at 7 p.m. Justin Arruda, a sophomore at East Bay High School, passed his Eagle Board of Review to become the 36th scout attaining the highest award in Boy Scouting in Ruskin Troop 661 on March 6. His award will be presented to him on Saturday, April 14 in an Eagle Court of Honor held at Calvary Lutheran Church. Justin joined Cub Scout Pack 93 as a first grader in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award for Cub Scouts and then bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 661 of Ruskin in 2005. Since that time, he has had many leadership roles within the troop, including Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Hes attended summer camp since his induction into Troop 661 and has had the opportunity to participate in those trips to Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. He is currently planning to attend one of the National High Adventure Camps based, Northern Tier, in MN. Justin has earned the required 21 merit badges and an additional 11 badges and is currently working on his Bronze Palm to supplement his Eagle Rank. To attain Eagle, a scout must envision, plan and execute a community service project as a way to demonstrate the leadership skills and abilities learned throughout his scouting years. Justin worked with Dr. Hal Ott, notably of C.A.R.E and Ruskin Animal Hospital, to construct an outdoor dog bath at Dr. Otts Off the Leach Dog Sanctuary in Ruskin. That project took place December 10 and 11, with 18 members from Troop 661 assisting in the construction. Justin plans to continue on with Troop 661 as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and put his leadership skills to work guiding new members of the troop and assisting adult members. After his graduation from East Bay HS, where he is a member of JROTC, he plans on attending college and then entering the U.S. Army. ustinrruda36th Eagle Rank Awarded to Troop 661 ScoutHillsborough County invites the community to drop-in to the new Brandon Skate Park for a Grand Opening Ceremony to be held at noon. on Saturday, April 21 at 5720 Providence Road in Riverview. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with County Commissioners followed by skateboarding demonstrations. The Brandon Skate Park is Hillsborough County governments first skate park. Local skateboarders supported and worked with Hillsborough County during the planning process to provide input on the design. Entrance to the Brandon Skate Park will be free through April. Beginning in May, skate fees will be $4 per day, and annual skate parks passes are available at $150. Hillsborough County has a reciprocal agreement with the City of Tampa, and annual passes will be honored at all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks. All skaters must wear helmets and complete a waiver. Brandon Skate Park Features An intermediate/professional bowl with all rounded walls, two hips and two general depths. The shallow end is 6 feet deep and just under-vert, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep with 1 feet of vert. The entire bowl has pool coping and tile. The Obstacle Street Section has two main levels that split the park in two sections. The lower section has a few street plaza elements including a granite bench set at an angle, curved ledges, a cone pole jam, a manual pad, a small but long set of 4 stairs, a brick-stamped bank with a flat bar on top, as well as a handrail and flat rail. This area also has a very wide quarter pipe with steel coping, including a 12 foot pool coping extension, a smaller pyramid with a bull-nose granite flat rail, and a steep bank and hip. The lower section is connected to the upper section with a series of banks, including a step up that connects to an escalating-transition hip. The Brandon Skate Park also features a series of transition elements: a 6 foot corner quarter pipe leads to a long and low A-shaped quarter pipe, and ends at a series of moguls that are located throughout. A third level takes skaters to the bowl, and this area is also connected with quarter pipes and more moguls that range in heights from 2 feet to 5 feet. This $499,501 CIP project was funded from Impact Fees and General Revenue. For more information, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500.New Brandon Skate Park is just a kick-flip away from opening Reading is fundamentalThis April the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library will give new books to some of Hillsborough Countys school children through the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. On April 9, the first gift of books went to the children at Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School, where each child will received two books to take home. Later this month, kindergarteners and first-graders at Booker T. Washington Elementary School will each receive one new book to keep. The library system bought new childrens books for this effort with a Pine-Sol literacy grant of $1,411, through RIF. This is part of $50,000 that Pine-Sol donated to RIF in 2011 to help children gain access to books. Were thrilled to take this opportunity to extend the joy of reading and love of books beyond our libraries walls in partnership with local schools, said Joe Stines, Hillsborough Countys Library Director. Our goal here is to promote literacy, encourage reading, and reach out to children who dont have as much opportunity to select and own high-quality books. For information about the Countys distribution of RIF books, call Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Administration at (813) 273-3663.Girls Camp begins July 30The GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will again be hosting the annual Teen Forum from July 30-Aug. 3 at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The week-long, half-day camp is for girls entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades. Speakers will be provided on topics ranging from self-esteem and fitness to service as well as crafts, team activities, snacks and prizes. Reserve your spot now by going to www.thebjwc.com to print the form and send it with payment of $70 to Brandon Junior Womans Club, P.O. Box 66, Brandon, FL 33509. For more information, call Donna Griffin at (813) 244-4758.Yard sale to benefit historic clubhouse renovations 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.

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When I was a kid during a time when air travel was still exotic and romantic, and air travelers were known as the jet set, I loved everything about flying. I loved seeing the contrails of airliners paint the sky over my small hometown on the prairie. In those days, many small towns had scheduled air service, including mine with Northwest Orient Airlines flying in and out via DC-3s that were old, even then. Air travel has changed a lot since those days. There is no romance and the only adventure to speak of is wondering how badly you might be inappropriately groped trying to get through security and then wondering further how badly youll be smashed into a seat, with space that seems to shrink with each passing flight. Last weekend, my wife and I flew on a small airline out of St. Petersburg to spend Easter with my family in Minnesota. I had flown the airline before and it wassuitable. They offer nothing but direct flights, which is a big perk, and the seats dont recline, which at six-feet tall, I also consider a perk because it saves my knees. The planes arent all that new, but they are clean. The big problem with this airline, however, is that literally everything you can imagine costs extra. Like most airlines, they charge a healthy fee to have luggage. If you want an assigned seat, pull out your credit card. If you want a glass of water or a soda in-flight, pull out your wallet. If you want to board in time to use the overhead storage racks, put down the cash for it. Snacks, of course, also cost extra and beginning last week they even started charging up to $35 for carry-ons. In other words, for a round-trip flight with a single suitcase and a carryon bag, you could potentially pay $120 just for the stuff most people need while traveling. You could probably FedEx it to yourself for less and let the delivery guy carry your luggage. Worse still, the airline had just made the local news for stranding a group of 80 and 90-year-old World War II veterans at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. Apparently, a luggage truck scratched their plane and the veterans had to wait for another one. They were finally hauled off to a hotel during the late night hours for an unexpected extra night in the nations capitol. You just dont do that to war heroes, in my opinion especially not elderly war heroes. But these days, everything is so tight with airlines both big and small, that finding a replacement airplane was no small feat. A Florida Congressman understood that and began working to arrange for an Air Force jet as well as doctors and medication, if needed. It wasnt, but kudos to Congressman C.W. Bill Young. APRIL 12, 2012 9 Carefree bathing is just a step away813-448-3711 CARDS CARDS The Safer Bathing SolutionIf you have arthritis, a general loss of mobility or just getting in and out of your bath is too dicult, Lifestyle Remodeling has a selection of walk-in tubs especially for you! As a preferred provider of quality walk-in tubs in West Central Florida, Lifestyle Remodeling oers a complete line of walk-in tubs, superior to the tubs you see on TV...all at prices that t your lifestyle and budget. Just open the door, step in, and enjoy a nice hot bath! License #CGC1518164TAKE THE SAFE STEP TO YOUR INDEPENDENCE Lifestyle Remodeling FREE Your Installed Walk-In Tub We are the oldest family-owned window treatment/ooring store in SouthShore 1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B We are the only in Hillsborough County. Compare the quality of the shutter... DONT be fooled by lower prices! We are with you before, during and after the sale!Dress up your windows for Summer with Shutters Largest showroom in SouthShore area Your hometown ooring and window treatment specialist! Just say Moo!By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net The February shooting death of Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer has ignited a firestorm of interest, controversy and criticism, both nationally and globally. The incident has also appeared to open new racial and even political rifts. The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Martin in the chest with a 9mm pistol has not yet been charged with a crime and, at present, it is uncertain if charges will be filed. On Monday, special prosecutor Angela Corey, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, announced she would not convene a grand jury as part of the investigation into the shooting. Corey cautioned that the determination should not be considered a factor in the ongoing case. Martin was returning to a home at which he was a guest from a trip to a nearby convenience store and was carrying only his cell phone, a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea when he was shot on February 26. The incident has also sparked a national debate over Floridas Stand Your Ground law, with lawmakers in Tallahassee closely watching the case to determine if changes need to be made to the law. Far away from Sanford, the 30 to 50 people in attendance at the rally in Minnesota chanted, Know justice, know peace. Many in attendance were young people and several carried signs in honor of Martin. One young Caucasian man walked with a sign asking if he was safer because he was white and if so, why? The rally served to illustrate the farreaching nature of the incident. Despite being a small, rural community, Worthington is a highly integrated community with residents from several nationalities. It is estimated that 18 languages are spoken by students in the area schools.Rally in Minnesota%  See OBSERVATIONS, page 20

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10 APRIL 12, 2012 Bothersome Leg Veins and Available Treatments By John V. Dunne, MD, FACSAlmost 50% of men and women in the US suffer from some type of vein problem thats approximately 80 million Americans! Leg veins are the most common and include the larger, sometimes bulging varicose veins and the thinner web-like spider veins. Some people have leg pain or aching which prevents them from doing things they love and most dont like the way varicose and spider veins look. And some leg veins are a sign of a more serious health problem. Thanks to advancements in technology and phlebology (the study of veins), vein specialists can treat leg veins successfully in-office, with little discomfort and essentially no down time. Therapies beyond exercise and compression stockings that work include: Sclerotherapy (for spider and varicose veins) The doctor injects a chemical into the vein with a small needle to force it to seal shut, reabsorb and disappear Endovenous Laser Ablation (for varicose veins) The doctor inserts a laser fiber into the vein, heating it and causing it to collapse, shrink and disappear. Important things to consider if you are seeking treatment: technician in an accredited vascular laboratory and most plans cover some vein procedures. post-treatment adviceJohn V. Dunne of The Vein Center at Erasers is a board-certified vein specialist and vascular/thoracic surgeon in Lakewood Ranch and Sun City Center (established in 1976) 813.634.92604020 State Road 674, Suite 2, www.ErasersInc.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! Childrens author entertains with interactive story tellingChildrens author, Jan DiRuzzo, will be on site at the new Oopsie Daisy Upscale Boutique, Summerfield Shoppes Plaza, 11345 Big Bend Road, Riverview, reading The Lost Mermaid -A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree. There will be a guest appearance by the books character, Lily the Mermaid, and her pirate friend will join in an interactive musical reading. This is a free event so an RSVP is required and seating is limited. This book is appropriate for ages 1-12. She will be signing books so bring your copy. This event will take place from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This mythical tale will enrich your childs imagination, immerse them in a coastal landscape and marine life, and provide a valuable lesson about the danger of judging others by appearance or language--a lesson in cultural diversity that your child can apply throughout lifes journey. In February, Lily and her pirate friend had a guest appearance at Summerfield Elementary School and read to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes in the media center. Lily the mermaid and her pirate sidekick are available for school readings, presentations, and signings. For more information visit their website at www.LilyTheLostMermaid.com to order copies of her book and check out past and upcoming events. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Ham Dinner with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, April 30 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Meat Loaf with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin 33570 and has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn what can be done through the Control Panel, how to install and remove software, and run a disk cleanup. Diagnosing and correcting common problems associated with Windows Operating Systems.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Art Gallery to host show openingVisit the Crawford Gallery for the Opening Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 to welcome artists Arthur Dillard and Janice James. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Arthur Dillard is a nationally known watercolorist who specializes in painting famous people and scenes. Janice James is well known in the area for her paintings of local historic places. She was recently selected as one of the artists to have her prints and note cards for sale in the Dali Museum gift shop in St. Petersburg. The show runs from May 3 through June 24. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at (813) 273-3652. PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks and soon began to chronicle the areas history through the eyes of settlers descendants, first in the pages of The Shopper Observer News and then by compiling those reports in book form. At last count, she had created nine volumes opening windows on the past. Through her years in Ruskin, she has been involved in many community endeavors, has operated two clothing boutiques, and been crowned Tomato Festival Queen. Now nearing her 90th birthday, Maschek still writes a fishing column each week for The Observers. The Tampa Bay History Center exhibit will remain in place through the month of April, according to Mac Miller, an organizer of the Ruskin History Project. A second venue earmarked for spotlighting Ruskins outstanding women will be the local library on Sunday (April 15). From 1 to 4 p.m. that day, the Tampa -Hillsborough County Public Library System will be staging one of its road shows commemorating the facility, its keepers and its founders as it looks ahead to a milestone. Come 2014, the library network will celebrate its centennial, with the Ruskin Branch Library in the vanguard as one of the oldest in the system, according to Jennifer Dietz, a senior librarian managing the systems historical observances. In preparation, specialists will be on hand Sunday afternoon to video or audio tape all libraryrelated recollections of local residents, Dietz said. If someone remembers a story hour as a child or discovered a book at the library that impacted a life or met someone special at the library, wed like to hear the story, she added. County library personnel also will be scanning any documents related to the librarys history which local citizens may have in their possession for saving in its archives, the librarian noted. The scanning process does not harm the documents which are returned immediately to owners. In addition, a selection of about 20 Burgert Brothers photographs will be on display in the library during the afternoon. Burgert photos, taken by the Tampa professional photographers around the city and its environs through the early 20th century have graced calendars, exhibits and edifices across the region. And portions of the Ruskin Womans Club exhibit which was hung in the Tampa Bay History Center last month are to be displayed at the library on Sunday, The RWC panels presented at TBHC in March also traced the clubs 100 year history with photos, narratives and artifacts. The current Ruskin library building, dedicated in 1966, is a direct outgrowth of the first library cobbled together in Ruskin by Orcutt a century ago. Light refreshments will be available, courtesy of Friends of the Library. A third commemoration of Ruskins women and their achievements is slated for Saturday, April 21, inside and around the historic structure that now is the RWC clubhouse as the organization celebrates its 100th anniversary. The three-story home with architectural touches reminiscent of a Swiss Chalet and located on the west side of U.S. 41 just south of the Ruskin Inlet is the only original building that survived the 1918 fire that destroyed the first Ruskin College campus. It was the home of Dr. George McA. Miller and his wife, Adaline Dickman Miller, as they worked to build the commongood society membership and college student body. At the same time, the genesis of the contemporary womans group the 20th Century Club was developing, becoming a backbone of the community through the first world war and the subsequent depression. In 1940, Mrs. Millers family deeded the home to the Ruskin Womans Club that had evolved from the former organization. From its initial formation by Orcutt, through the years, Ruskin women sheltered and guided and grew their local library. Books were housed variously in the home of Aurora Edwards, an early pioneer, in the Miller house and in a little chamber of commerce office, before the first permanent library was established in the mid1920s. And, on April 21, members of the RWC, many in period dress, will celebrate it all during a public reception between 10 AM and 4 PM. Portions of the elaborate RWC centennial exhibit designed and coordinated by Dr. Tina Trent leading a team of five members will be displayed inside their clubhouse. And activities for children as well as their parents are being planned on the grounds, according to Betty Jo Council, an RWC officer. Light refreshments also are planned. Orcutt well might be astounded if she could see the results of her labors today. It might even trigger her wry sense of humor which was unleashed at one point as she lamented the loss of a barrel full of books in the inlet. Surely, it was for the instruction of the fish, she suggested, adding meaningfully that is why they are so hard to catch!Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Ruskin women%  It was not exactly a boom box, much less an MP3 with ear buds, but this Victrola (center, left) was the source of music that entertained students enrolled in Ruskins first college one hundred years ago. They danced on the third floor of their college presidents house, the structure near U.S. 41 just south of Ruskin Inlet with the Swiss Chalet touches that now hosts the Ruskin Womans Club. The old machine is just one of many now on display in a Tampa Bay History Center exhibit during April. Whats more, the exhibit is just one of three highlighting local history this month. PHOTO COURTESY DR. ARTHUR MaAC MILLER

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Friday, April 27 | Grande Clubhouse Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.Mimosas | Rafe Prizes | Model Home Tours FREE | Open to the Public | Tickets Required for BreakfastCall 813.642.8950 by April 24 to RSVP for Breakfast Sale Items and Financial Donations Accepted tied to a course are partially paid through Honors College program money. The London trip cost each student $1,200 plus their ticket, Cutchens said. But they each got a $600 scholarship toward that and if they lived in the dorm, they got an additional $200. Many had to work either full time or part time jobs to make up their portion of the fees. Some work all year to put themselves through school. Both the youngest and oldest students who took the trip work more than one job year round. Brandi Hollis, who recently moved to this area from Fort Lauderdale, has two jobs as well as her work as a student. At 27, she was the oldest student to go on the trip. Hollis has had to work hard to get her education, and eventually wants to be a magazine journalist. People say print news is a thing of the past, but I still believe in it and want to be in the field, Hollis said in a telephone interview April 5. To work for a magazine like Time would be my dream job. While in Fort Lauderdale, Hollis began working with A Child is Missing, a group that gets the word out in the early stages when a child or elderly adult is missing. She got a transfer to the Tampa branch, and now takes calls for the 24-hour service nights and weekends from law enforcement agencies across the country. Then she passes those descriptions and leads on in mass telephone call and text blasts. She also helps organize and present events for families that participate or work with the group. Besides this, Hollis works three days a week in the Student Center at USF making travel arrangements for individual students and groups. Lets say a team has to play in another state, Ill do the travel arrangements, hotelseverything, she said in a telephone interview April 5. The youngest student to take the trip was 20-year-old Sacia Mullins of Ruskin. Mullins works hard to stay in the Honors College yet she holds a full time job in the office of M & M Printing Company (owner of The Observer News) and besides this is doing an apprenticeship with Siggybunk Productions as a production assistant and camera woman. The artsy Liberal Arts major says she hopes working at small, independent film companies will give her the experience she needs to go after an acting career. Along with her school and jobs, she has studied music, plays the violin, harp, piano and sings; dances and does gymnastics. Cutchens says all her Honor College students are serious about making something of themselves. Fortunately, some others were also available for interviews. I definitely enjoyed this trip, said Alexandra Parrish. I think one of the things that I liked the most was that this was the first time that I was able to go on a trip without my parents, and it was fun to make my own decisions. I also learned a lot about budgeting my money. My favorite part of the trip was going to see Phantom of the Opera, followed by the visit to Westminster Abbey. I also enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people and getting to experience a different culture. Even though English is spoken, road signs looked very different because everything is measured in meters, Cutchens reminded me. And also that people drive on the left side of the road! Traveling to London was the most enriching experience of my life, said Allison Chalifoux. I feel that it not only strengthened my independence, it enabled me to cultivate my knowledge and better develop my self-sufficiency. I enjoyed getting to immerse myself in another culture and experience what they experience every day. And the food was delicious! The trip helped me gain a deeper appreciation for people different from me. Everything about London was beautiful. The antique buildings gave me the feeling of being hundreds of years in the past. There was so much history surrounding me that it made me feel that I was part of something special. The city reminds me of New York but there is one differencewhile the area is constantly bustling with activity, I never once felt rushed or frantic, as a big city often makes me feel. I felt more relaxed and able to take my time and enjoy the things around me. There is no sense of urgency, no sense of time being rushed that I didnt have an opportunity to enjoy myself. And the people there were so friendly. One week was not enough to see everything and do everything, Allison continued. There was so much I wish I could have done. It gave me a passion to travel back there one day and continue the journey I started. The group stayed at the Imi Hotel in London, near the famous Kensington Park, from March 11 through the 17th. During that time, they saw the Phantom of the Opera, went to Stonehenge, the Roman baths in Cambridge, Windsor Castle, and the site where the British Royal Air Force (RAF) worked with the Americans during World War II. Amanda Cutchens had been to England three times prior to chaperoning the students, having studied at Cambridge and then going twice on vacation. This whole thing is about the students learning to experience and appreciate other cultures and people, Cutchens said. I am just so glad to have had the opportunity to be with these students as they experienced London for the first time. It was an amazing trip, but it was the students that made it such a pleasure.London trip%  PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSacia Mullins of Ruskin works at one of her two jobs and a full time student at the USF Honors College. Part of a group that got to go to London in March, Mullins said it is one of the most exciting experiences she has had to date.The group of USF students from the Honors College visited Stonehenge while on a 7-day trip to London in March. Some made the Bulls sign deliberately in the group photo, said chaperone Amanda Cutchens, an academic advisor at the Honors College. From the left in the front row are Sacia Mullins, Melissa Mallory, Kathleen Sheridan, Marina Saad, Allie Parrish, Neala Kelly, Brandi Hollis. Second row: Sarah Zajd, Charmaine Oliver, Bjorn Nabergall, Jennifer Tejiram, Vince McCoige, Amanda Koslow, Terrence Alleyne, Allison Chalifoux, Kat Rachal, Breezy Paulus, and Rachel Brown. JOSH CUTCHENS PHOTO

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16 APRIL 12, 2012 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? Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a bagel brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeSunday, April 2211 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP to: Arlene 633-3340 Shelly 634-8092 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 SPRING Personal shred day plannedPayant Tax Services is holding its annual Personal Shred Day to celebrate the end of tax season. The Cintas Shred Truck will be in the parking lot of the Payant Financial Plaza located from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza. Join them for an around the world wine tasting to celebrate. Any questions, call Robyn Payant 813-633-7333.Travel EuropeLearn about the best of Europe with AAA travel prefered partners Brendan Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC For more information call 813633-4880. A second opportunity will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at 415 W. Robertson St., Brandon. For more information call 813681-5761.Field of Honor plannedThe quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony sponsored by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Park located at 3602 US Highway 301, Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This ceremony will honor all the casualities of the last three months who have died while participating in operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn by the reading of their names and the planting of an American Flag in their memory next to the thousands of flags already in the Field of Honor. Hosting this ceremony will be VFW Post 8108 from Riverview. The Riverview High School JROTC will provide the color guard. Marine Corps League Detachment #1226, Riverview will provide a firing squad and play taps and Chip Shields from Hillsborough County Fire/Rescue will sing the National Anthem. There will also be a special tribute given to an Iraqi Freedom war veteran who is the son of a Gold Star Mom, of the Gold Star Mothers of America, Inc. This ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For further information contact Walt Raysick the Veterans Council president at 813-653-4924 or by e-mail at wraysick@verizon. net. The Russians are coming...LYRA, a professional group of a cappella singers will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Prince of Peace Church. Trained by the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, this quintet is on a goodwill tour of America, singing selections of sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as Russian folk and love songs. The Knights of Columbus are proud to bring you this concert. All seating is reserved and the $10 tickets are available at Conesa Center from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For more information call Joe Frank at 633-1623. To hear a sample visit www.lyra-online.org. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netArt classes offered for elementary school age childrenClasses will be offered once again for elementary-age children at the Big Draw Studio. The first series of three classes will focus on drawing skills using different medias. The second series will focus on creating three-dimensional artworks. The cost for each series is $45 and includes all supplies. Series 1: Monday, April 30, May 7 and 14 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6-8 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 9-11 Series 2 Monday, May 21, June 4 and 11 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6-8 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 9-11 Each class size is limited to 12 children. To register and reserve your spot, email Margit Redlawsk at mmredlawsk@gmail.com. Pre-pay at www.ruskinbigdraw.com. Fishing has been mans pasttime for thousand of years. The first book I found on fishing was published in 1849 and was titled Fish and Fishing. I also found one on salmon fishing written in 1865. Today you can find thousands of books on how to catch most any species of fish. Even many celebrities have written books on fishing. This week I saw that Henry Winkler has a new publication entitled, I Never Met an Idiot on the River. You can read all of these books, and then go fishing, forget what you read and become a great angler. By going fishing by trial and error, you will become a great angler. Go fishing, dont sit home wishing. It takes practice, patience, and your own skills. Listen to the old timer who has fished all of his life; he could show you how to fish with a line, a hook, and a bambo pole. He can fish without any high priced fishing gear. He is the guy that is on a bike, with his basketful of fried chicken for lunch, and a cane pole in one hand. He doesnt own a boat, or if he does, he isnt buying the gas at the high price that it is today. He knows where the fishing are and when to catch them. He knows all about the tides, the water flow and when a full moon shows. He will tell you if the cows are laying down, you might as well stay home because the fish are not biting. He knows when to fish and when to stay home. Catching sheepshead can be tricky, as it is difficult to set a hook in their boney mouths.When first you feel a nudge, count to three, then jerk to set the hook. Many of the old timers call this fish the convict fish because of the pattern of black stripes on their bodies resembles that of a prison uniform.Dont sit home wishing -go fishingThey also have a mouth full of teeth very human-like including molars. With all of these teeth they still have a small mouth, so use a #1 hook or smaller to make a catch. This fish will swim close by to your bait and watches. By the time your three count is done he is ready to grab your bait, a live shrimp, crab, oyster, or sea worm. Some anglers break their shrimps in pieces, as they are using a small hook. Sheepshead is a great tablefare fish with lean white meat. Legal is l2 and 15 per harvest. Those in deeper waters are much larger. A 683-pound swordfish was caught offshore of Miami this week by using an electric reel. It cannot be recognized as a record catch because of the electric reel used. To make the record book you must use your own strength to bring in your catch. With so many fish its difficult for you to focus on just one species, so just fish and take home what you catch, or release carefully those you dont want. Grouper season is open again and there are many happy anglers out there. Charter boats are all aglow with the season open as their business is great. It seems that the high price of gasoline was more popular this By Jonie Maschek week, than fishing. Many were fishing from docks and land. The bridges were also full of anglers. Boats were left home. One angler told me that it took over $500 dollars to fill his boat. It would be dry-docked until the gas prices go down. Another told me that the cost of one fish was unbelievable if you count the price of gasoline. Trout are waiting for your catch, swimming happily in the grassy flats. Redfish are on the prowl in large schools. This fish is still a restricted catch. One per person per day not under l8 or more than 27. Freshwater has yielded a lot of pan fish with this great summer weather. I saw many catches of largemouth bass and freshwater catfish. Mullet are jumping in the rivers and canals and in the saltwater of the bay. The redfish and mullet are running together. Dont overcrowd your boat. There was 10 on board a boat in Miami, adults and children -the boat tipped over with all in the water. All were saved by some very brave people and the children did have life jackets on, which is the law. Take along plenty of sunscreen -please dont come back with a red-sheen. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALES

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Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. SCC ladies walk the walkTwo of the oldest ladies in Sun City Center, Thelma Crosby and Libby Hawbaker, 90 and 91, respectively, had fun proving they are also the fittest. They are shown displaying the shirts presented to them after walking 50 miles in eight weeks. The Friendship Baptist Church fitness club sponsored the event, and the machines (i.e. treadmills and rowing machines)contributed to the aid as well. Both women are members of the Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., SCC. Many townspeople also were feted. All of their ladies are looking foward to hosting a Tea on Saturday, April 14 at the church. Reservations are necessary. SCC Library receives donationThe Sun City Center Library, a community library funded and primarily staffed by Sun City Center residents, recently received an unexpected donation of $885.65 from a fundraiser cruise, hosted by residents Sally Dittman and Mike Deeb. Sally has been a volunteer at the SCC Library for over 4 years, and decided to designate the library as the recipient of proceeds realized by a fundraiser cruise. Sally and Mike, along with 8 other couples, took a cruise aboard Holland-America Lines Eurodam, and worked with Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, to reward the library with a portion of the groups earned cruise credits. Elaine Birkinshaw, the vivacious new professional library administrator, was delighted to accept the donation and conveyed that it would be used to purchase additional travel DVDs and new fiction for the busy library. Birkinshaw said that over 72,228 items were circulated from this community library, and donations are welcome. This type of donation, in particular, helps to augment the popular facility for SCC residents. For more information on sponsoring a fundraiser cruise or tour to help benefit your organization or charity, call Jayne Kirse at SCC Travelworld at (813) 634-3318. Diners coupon booklet availableThe Sun City Center Kiwanis Club is offering their 2012/2013 Diners Coupon booklet for sale starting Monday, April 16 at the Kiosk in the Atrium Community Association. Kiwanis members will be there from 9 a.m to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during April and May 2012. Tickets will also be available from SCC Chamber of Commerce. This year they have ten excellent restaurants offering discounts. They include: Apollos Bistro, Beanies, Beef OBradys, Bella Cucina, Copper Penny, The Docks, Ozzies Buffet & Grill, Seafood Dive, Shenaniganz, and Sunshine Cafe (who just opened). Donate $10 and save up to $50. The Warrens to performThe Warrens, a musical family that has been traveling and performing for over 25 years will appear on Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist in Gibsonton. They capitalize on old-fashioned biblical preaching and family style southern gospel music, with a slight bluegrass influence. They sing and preach in an average of 150 churches a year across the U.S. The family members are: David and Devanie, Rachel, Brent, Ethan, and Caleb. They specialize in playing live music on the guitar, bass guitar, fiddle, keyboard, banjo, dobro, and steel guitar, along with their singing.Gas pumping assistance now availableDisabled drivers officially get some assistance at the pump in Hillsborough County, as the County Gas Ordinance goes live on April 1. While County Ordinance 11-23, Gas Pumping Assistance For Persons With Disabilities, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, enforcement was delayed 90 days to allow gas station owners the time necessary to comply as appropriate. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires gas stations, including those offering self-service, to provide equal access for their customers with disabilities. For self-service gas stations, the ADA requires gas stations to provide refueling assistance upon the request of a customer with a disability if there is more than one attendant on duty at the station. At many gas stations, assistance can be received by calling the number on the decal at the pump. Violations of this Ordinance may subject the violator to civil penalties or criminal prosecution as a misdemeanor, with a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 60 days, or by both. (We will need to be able to answer how we will check for and enforce violations.). A copy of County Ordinance 11-23 can be found online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/liaisons/ada/ and click Gas Pumping Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Ordinance.Caregivers offered support Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at Homewood ResidencePersonalized Assisted Living and Memory Care, 3910 Galen Ct. (just off Upper Creek Drive). They will provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, and confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will guide the group and answer questions and concerns. Light refreshments will be served. 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18 APRIL 12, 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 Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 Nelladele Henke AldrichNelladele Henke Aldrich opened her eyes in Heaven on the morning of April 6, 2012. She was born in Michigan City, Indiana on February 22, 1929, to Harvey and Pearl Henke. Nell married Cleo Todd Aldrich, Jr. on August 12, 1949. During their 62 years of marriage, Nell and Cleo served as missionaries in Bolivia, SA and worked at Gull Lake Bible Conference in Michigan. Nell earned her degree in Christian Education at what is now Cornerstone University and then worked as a Preschool director and teacher. After retiring, Nell also had the privilege of teaching English in China for eight weeks. Nell was also instrumental in getting the SCC Observer delivered to the Community in Kings Point. An active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed being involved in Bible studies and sharing her faith with whomever and wherever she could. Nell is survived by her husband, Cleo; sons, Gary (Judy), Geoff (Debra) and daughter, Gwen; Adopted children, Frank and Edith Blaszczak, seven grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Rev. Wilbur Henke (June) and preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Henke Johnson. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideons Intl, Sun City Camp, PO Box 5462, Sun City Center, FL 33573 or LifePath Hospice, 12973 N Telecom Pkwy, Ste 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL on Friday, April 13 at 1:00 PM. Paul H. DauerheimPaul H. Dauerheim, 80, of Sun City Center passed away on April 1, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 19 at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. Services are under the direction of Brewer & Sons South Tampa.Marion Mariece HoefgenMarion Mariece Hoefgen, Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Springfield, Missouri, with a deep religious conviction, passed away on March 22, 2012. She was born on February 11, 1918 in Osage, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by Nelson G. Hoefgen, her husband of 54 years, her mother and father, Edna and Clyde Stanley, as well as her twin brother, Charles M. Stanley. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca S. Bodden of Ruskin, Florida; a son, Samuel R. Hoefgen of Eureka, Missouri; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at National Cremation and Burial Society ( the former Lewer Funeral Home) in Ruskin, Florida on Monday, March 26. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Missouri.Bruno A. RamellaBruno A. Ramella, 90, of Ruskin, Fla passed away April 6, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a cement mason and was a 50 year member of the Cement Masons Local # 526 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and V.F.W. Post # 7505 in Mars, PA. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Katherine; a daughter, Pamela Bowen; three sons, E. Gregory (Sarah) Ramella, Gary (Suzanne) Ramella and Stephen (Sunok) Ramella; a brother, Frank (Pari) Ramella,12 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren and 3 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at St Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, Fla. Memorials may be made in Brunos name to St Anne Catholic Church Building Fund, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, Fla 33570. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla. Thomas D. WilliamsonThomas D. Williamson, 80, of Sun City Center passed away April 2, 2012. He was born in Niles, Ohio to George and Laura Williamson; graduated from McKinley High School and retired from Republic Steel in Warren, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rae Jean.Thomas had 9 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, many nieces, nephews and his dog, Truman. A celebration of his life took place Saturday, April 7, 2012.James T. BortellJames T. Bortell, 70, of Ruskin FL, passed away on March 23, 2012. He was born on July 2, 1941 in Knox, IN to Thornton J. and Lois G. (Teufert) Bortell, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Betty S. Bortell; son Jacob T. Bortell of Lithia, FL; and stepdaughter, Gina Gonzalez of Baytown, TX; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Stepson Harry L. Humphrey. He was buried with his hunting dog Gus in Crownhill Cemetery, Knox, IN, on March 29, 2012.InN MEmMOriRIUmMIn memory of our beloved son and grandson Edward L. Hoskins Jr. July 3, 1980April 20, 2010.Ruskin Aglow to meetRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 21 at Palm Gardens 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Roberta King from the area board. Come early and enjoy coffee and fellowship. For more information call Gloria at 813633-9613.Dueling pianos recital at United Methodist Church The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to present the Spring 2012 edition of Dueling Pianos: a Four and Eight-Hand Piano Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This program features eighthand (two players at two pianos) arrangements of the Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar by Edvard Grieg, works by Bach, Mozart, Clementi, and others plus popular tunes such as April in Paris and Tea for Two. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit website at www.sccumc.com.Holocaust Memorial Service plannedA community wide Yom Hashoa service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 to remember the victims of the Holocaust will take place at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East. The service will include prayers, memorial candle lighting, and survivors stories of the Holocaust. Songs representing the faith at the time of the Holocaust will be sung by a community choir led by Chuck Wirick. As a community participants will come together to remember what happened to the victims of Hitler, and to remember the heroes who did not live to tell their stories. The community is encouraged to attend.

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APRIL 12, 2012 19 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. Sound the Shofar to meetSound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m. on April 15 in the South Shore Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will continue speaking on the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith specifically Shavuot and Pentecost. For more information, call Pastor David at 477-1517. Everyone is welcome to attend.Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 beginning with refreshments, followed by a presentation on limited vision and aids that are available. A salad luncheon will follow the meeting. All Redeemer women guests are invited to attend. Redeemer Lutheran is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call 813634-1292.Beth Shalom Sisterhood to meetBeth Shalom Sisterhood of Sun City Center announces their closing luncheon and installation of officers for 2012-2013, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The catering will be provided by the Sandpiper Grille. Carol Ogle will entertain with her musical talent. The luncheon will be $12 per person. You can call in your reservation, or send your check to Carol Balent at 11449 Crestlake Village Drive, Riverview,33569. Payment must be in by April 23. The phone number is 813-8209-7227. This is Sisterhoods last hurrah for the season, a great reason to thank present and future Officers, and enjoy good music and a delicious lunch.Garage sale plannedRiver of Life Christian Center is sponsoring a garage sale from 7 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at 6605 Krycul Ave. Riverview, just off Hwy. 301 and Duncan Rd. Proceeds of the sale will go to sponsor youth events. For more information call 813645-5681.Womans Seder held at Beth ShalomWhat a wonderful time the women and children had at the Womans Seder held at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday, April 1. The seder was led by Rabbi Torop. The special Haggadahs which were written for womans seders were unique. They read the prayers, sang the songs, danced, honored the famous Jewish women, and most importantly, had a fantastic time. Ladies of the Congregation Beth Shalom enjoying their 2nd annual Womans Seder.Brandon Repertoire Chorale to performThe Brandon Repertoire Chorale will be presenting a program of choral music at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. This is at the East Campus, located at 1015 Del Webb E. There will be a free will offering with all the proceeds to go to the Youth Group at the church so that its members may attend such events as new beginnings and happyendings, a retreat established for the youth of the diocese. There will be a buffet dessert after the concert. The Brandon Repertoire Chorale consists of approximately 2 dozen men and women from the ages of young adults to 70+. They sing a wide range of music. The director is Debbie Woodfin, a retired chorus director at Burns Middle School. She is a past member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the principal chorus of the Florida Orchestra. The pianist is Debby Mann. This is an opportunity for Sun City Center residents and surrounding community residents to hear an accomplished choral group.Ethnic pot luck dinner plannedThe Fun Brigade of the United Community Church is planning an ethnic pot luck at 4 p.m. on April 19 in the Great Hall at 1501 La Jolla Ave. What does that mean? Do you have a special or favorite recipe from your youth or family tradition? Prepare that dish and bring it to share with everyone and some of the family history and background. Be sure to label your dish with your name, nationality, and ethnic background of the dish. Perhaps this was Sunday dinner at Grandmas or a favorite July 4th side dish or Christmas dessert. Lets have fun sharing food, background and stories. There will also be a Silent Auction sponsored by the college. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Prince of Peace held fashion show On Thursday March 29 the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) of Prince of Peace Catholic Church held their annual Spring Fashion Show. The show Singing Into Spring was held at the Community Hall. CCW President, Marlene Frederick, presented a check for $1000 to Annette Bullock to help benefit the Food Pantry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at the event. The show featured a catered buffet lunch with Barbara Carlini providing music. After lunch a style show with fashions was presented. Kimberly Yasin narrated the event. Models were Fran Fallon, Prue Minton, Rosemary Reilly, Fran Rieves, Sharon Nathan, Aine Paik, Pat Bennis and Karen Jean Renzi. Over fifty gifts from local merchants were presented at the show. Karen Sochon and Aine Paik were co-chairpersons of the event.Because He Lives held at United Methodist ChurchAs a prelude to the annual Easter Sunday Cantata at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, twenty-five children carrying candlelit crosses processed to join the 60-voice Chancel Choir, Bellissima Bell Choir, chamber orchestra and organ for a rousing rendition of Gaithers popular resurrection song, Because He Lives. The Easter Cantata was the culmination of a full 8 days of Holy Week activities that started with a Palm Sunday concert featuring a joint presentation of The Seven Last Words of Christ by the choirs of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the UMC Chancel Choir. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Drama Team at the church presented three original dramas written and directed by parishioner Carol Stewart. Easter Sunday began with a Sunrise service followed by two presentations of the Easter Cantata each of which ended with a live butterfly release. Almost three thousand people attended the various presentations and services this past week. For more information call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6

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20 APRIL 12, 2012 He certainly understands the perils of flying commercial these days and he appreciates the value of our veterans. Our lives have been hectic of late, so for our Easter flight we decided to spring for the extra fees to secure assigned seats. For us it was a little bit of certainty in an increasingly uncertain world. We arrived at the St. PetersburgClearwater International Airport an hour early for our 6 a.m. flight, which is normally not a problem since that airport is generally not a busy place, especially at 5 a.m. Well, except for that day, anyway. On that day, it was extremely busy. There were problems with some of the passengers getting through security and we were still in a long line just to have our ID checked when we heard the announcement that they would soon be closing the doors to our flight. We heard a collective moan (and a few muttered threats) from our fellow travelers when a TSA agent ushered us to the front of the line for the ID check. I put our shoes, belts, phones, computer and small bags through the X-Ray while Michelle ran ahead to the gate to see if we would make it and we did, just barely, despite that the groping I had to endure took a few extra minutes. I hadnt had a chance to put my shoes back on by the time we reached the gate and I noticed that, among other things, I was still carrying Michelles purse and belt, along with a handful of cell phones. Im reasonably certain things were a lot more glamorous in the era of the jet set. We made it onto the plane, followed by a few other passengers who had also been delayed, only to find that our seats the seats we had purchased weeks ago had already been taken. It didnt matter in the least that we had already checked in for the flight at the ticket desk an hour ago. A very nice flight attendant took pity on us and started asking other single passengers if they would consider moving so Michelle and I could sit together. Every passenger she asked said No, every single one. In the hundreds of thousands of miles that Ive flown since the Observations%  naive dreams of my childhood, I have been asked to move to allow family members to sit together on a handful of occasions. Ive always agreed to do it, despite that it has always meant losing my aisle seat and being stuffed into a middle seat usually next to a cougher or a sneezer (somehow things always just work that way). Still, in our case, all the flight attendant was asking was for someone in one aisle seat to move to another aisle seat, yet she was refused. Its getting to be a cold world. Despite sitting a few rows apart while people who definitely did not pay for them occupied our reserved seats, Michelle and I were still able to communicate enough to swear off ever flying that airline again. Whats next? A shoe fee? A fee to wear a jacket? A restroom fee? The fees are insidious and the rules are strict and unyielding. Break one, or even bend one just a little, and pay big seems to be the philosophy. Later, when they were offering beverages and snacks for sale, I sincerely thanked the flight attendant for unsuccessfully trying to make arrangements so Michelle and I could sit together. She smiled and gave me a beverage at no charge. What it boils down to is that the highly paid CEO of this airline has done everything imaginable to ensure that I will never, ever spend a single red cent to fly on this airline again, but an underpaid flight attendant managed to appease my increasingly dim view of the airline with an act of kindness and understanding. It does make me wonder just who is more valuable for that company: the CEO or the flight attendant. I know what the answer is its too bad the CEO doesnt. Im thinking its not very likely hell share some of his salary or bonuses with her. Thats too bad, too, because she had earned it. Flying today isnt anything like the dreams of my childhood, unfortunately. I wish that somehow a modicum of romance and adventure could be returned to it, but Im fairly certain a CEO would manage to find a way to charge a fee for that, too. The romance long gone, packed into a cattle car is a good way to describe todays flying experience. Remarkably, a simple act of kindness from a nice flight attendant can really have a positive impact. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Hillsborough County Commissioners heard the results of an audit of the Countys Health Care Plan at their regularly-scheduled Board meeting Wednesday and an action plan from staff to streamline and improve the Plans client eligibility review. Commissioner Sandra Murman called for the audit last year. The evaluation of the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan (Plan) showed some current members no longer qualify, and by moving these members to other programs where they do qualify, new eligible individuals could be added. A random sampling of 380 Health Care Plan members found that 18% were no longer eligible and another 18% need better documentation to demonstrate their eligibility. The County is implementing a number of changes in response to the findings. The new approach features a restructuring of duties to form a health care team dedicated solely to conducting reviews of applicants eligibility. This new team recently received advanced training on eligibility screening, enrollment practices, and the new data-gathering technology, as it has the potential to verify a persons eligibility for other social service programs and county-wide services. Though Plan participants are reviewed every six months, past enrollment practices included using an older applicant verification system. In addition, social workers were multi-tasking with each applicant to test their eligibility for many different types of social serv ices, each with different County to improve its health care planeligibility requirements. Hillsborough County will begin an immediate eligibility review of the approximate 14,000 Plan members using the new data-gathering technology. Should any Plan member be determined to no longer meet the Plans eligibility criteria, they will be notified and transitioned to other community resources in a responsible manner and timeframe.The Hillsborough County Health Care Plan is funded by a sales tax. To be eligible, applicants must be a legal U.S. and Hillsborough County resident; have income at or below 100% of the federal poverty level; have assets within established guidelines; not be eligible for other health care coverage; and not be in violation of the three strikes policy.

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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. 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Florida is unique in that it experiences a year-round wildfire season, with heightened wildfire activity during the spring months, said Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Although we may receive sporadic rain, extended drought conditions are forecasted to persist throughout spring and into summer. Over the coming weeks and months, it is likely that Florida will experience very high to extreme wildfire danger due to these dry conditions. It is critical for Floridians to take steps to ensure their own safety. The departments Florida Forest Service manages more than one million acres of public forest land and protects over 26 million acres of homes, forestland and natural re-Protecting your home during wildfire seasonsources from the devastating effects of wildfire. Since January 1, more than 1,100 wildfires have burned nearly 20,000 acres in Florida. Most of these fires were caused by human carelessness. To prevent wildfires, follow these five simple steps: 1. Check with local authorities for any temporary restrictions on burning yard waste 2. Contain fires to an eight-foot diameter pile or non-combustible barrel at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from homes, 50 feet from paved public roads and 150 feet from other occupied buildings 3. Do not burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 30 percent 4. Never leave a fire unattended and make sure it is completely out before leaving 5. Keep a shovel and water hose handy in case a small fire escapes containment In addition to the tips listed above, Floridians should also report any suspicious fires or fire activity to 911 or their local Florida Forest Service office. In 2011, the Florida Forest Service responded to more than 4,700 wildfires that burned over 220,000 acres, a 32 percent increase from the previous year. Firefighters saved more than 1,100 homes and business in Florida. For statewide wildfire updates and additional wildfire information, visit www.floridaforestservice.com or follow the departments Florida Forest Service on Facebook or Twitter. For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit. www. FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook or Twitter.Florida Blueberry CobblerFilling 1 stick butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drain 1 cup sugar Topping 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1/2 cup milk Filling: Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the butter in an 8x8-inch square glass baking dish (no substitutes), and melt the butter in the microwave. In a mixing bowl, combine lemon juice and blueberries. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the blueberry mixture to the baking dish with the melted butter. Do not stir. Topping: Combine all of the topping ingredients in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the blueberries and bake 45 minutes, or until brown. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Blueberry-Lemon Corn Muffinspaper muffin cup liners 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 375 F and line six 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners. Melt butter and cool. Into a large bowl sift together flour and baking powder and whisk in cornmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest, and a generous pinch salt. In a bowl whisk together melted butter, milk, and yolks and add to flour mixture with half of blueberries, gently stirring until just combined. Divide batter evenly among cups (batter will fill cups) and press remaining blueberries into tops of muffins. Sprinkle tops of muffins evenly with remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake muffins in middle of oven about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden and a tester comes out clean. Remove muffins from cups and cool on a rack.FLORIDA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BAAPRi I L 12, 2012SRnt Andis Big DayMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAndi with Michelle after her graduation from obedience school. And with her graduation present. It lasted all of three days before it was destroyed -a new record, perhaps.Stray animals are a heartbreaking and unnecessary problem in South Hillsborough.By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netShe arrived at our house as a frighteningly skinny puppy, but certainly not all that frightened. She had (and still has) an annoying habit of greeting people by jumping up to smash noses with whatever unlucky individual happens to even slightly bend over in her presence. Even with all of her bones clearly visible through her thin coat of fur, she bounded about as a happy puppy without a care in the world. I guess she had reason to be from her perspective, she had found a home. Within a week or so of her arrival, my wife found her a real home real meaning not our home already overflowing with three dogs. Michelle dropped her off with the adoptive mother and drove home thinking all worked out well. But the next morning, the adoptive mother called asking us to take the dog back. She cried all night and is still crying, the woman said. Ruskins CARE animal shelter was full so Michelle brought her back home and we named her Andi. She didnt cry again, unless we made the mistake of trying to take her somewhere in the car without the other dogs. She learned her lesson from the first time. When she showed up back in 2006, we lived in a part of town we later found out was considered an animal dumping ground. We had been told that some snowbirds enjoyed having a pet for the winter but would not take them back to their homes in the north. Thus, when it was time to head for home in the spring, they would drive down to the country road near our house and let the winter pets go. If there really are people who do such things, I have a feeling theyll find out that hell is a completely dog-less place. But whatever her circumstances were prior to meeting us, Andi was determined that our home would be hers. Andi is insane. Of course, there are numerous definitions of insanity and hers would surely be a fringe definition. She has boundless energy, seems eternally happy, and cant stand to see another dog get some attention without barging in and forcing some attention on herself. It doesnt matter that shes the smallest dog in our house, in her mind shes the biggest of them all. When treats are passed out, weve learned to give Andi two while the rest of the dogs get one. Having two will sometimes dissuade Andi from cheerfully, yet earnestly, taking the treats away from the other dogs. It seems the other dogs have resigned themselves to it, too. Sammy, the biggest dog, will at most let out a whiny little yelp when she takes his treat away. But he knows that attempting to keep it is futile. Andi is cheerfully relentless. Im certain her biggest wish is that she had pockets so she could safely stuff away and keep all of the dog treats. We researched her breed on the web and one person with experience with her type of dog strongly recommended that she be given a job within the household. Having a job would help her to deal with her energy level and obnoxious assertiveness. Unfortunately, I am reasonably certain the only job Andi would want would involve a badge and, quite possibly, a gun. I have a feeling that Andi would love nothing more than to arrest people and dogs at will sometimes for thinking they should have a treat all to themselves, sometimes just for the fun of it. After nearly six years of unbounded energy and seemingly endless happiness (that sometimes directly corresponded with the unhappiness of our other dogs), Michelle decided that it was time for Andi to go to school. She signed up for an obedience course in Brandon and painfully loaded Andi up into the car without the other dogs. Andi, of course, cried and shivered convulsively for the entire trip but magically transformed herself into a perfect angel dog once inside the canine classroom. The instructor commented on how well behaved she was and the human parents of the other dogs in the class applauded her good work during the lessons. Week after week, the same scenario played out, with Andi celebrating her joy at actually being allowed to return to our home by attempting to leap six feet into the air to nose-smash me once back inside the house. And then the day came for her final tests and possible graduation from obedience school. Andi was nearly flawless on the tests that included everything from leaping through a hoop to walking past a treat purposely left on the floor (she was tempted, but she resisted). Im sure that she was the best dog in the class. Of course, most of the class was made up of impetuous puppies that cared far more about treats and adventure than they did about a diploma. Andi cared about the diploma. She posed courteously with the little mortarboard on her head as the instructor took her photo. Later in the pet store, she picked out a toy a stuffed pink gorilla as a graduation present and was so careful with it that it lasted for nearly three days before it was completely destroyed. In those three days, she was never seen without it if she was awake, it was in her mouth while her tail wagged happily; if she was napping, she would be curled up with it. There are more advanced obedience classes available and I think Andi would like to take them. Who knows, maybe after the next one shell get a badge. Stray dogs and cats are an unnecessary problem in South Hillsborough and almost all of them would, like Andi, prefer to nap on a couch than on the street. Shelters such as CARE are often filled to capacity. For pet owners, the responsibility begins with spaying or neutering your animals. In the Tampa Bay area, there are several no or low cost programs to help. For more information, visit www.aspca.org. For those looking for the best and most sincere form of companionship, visit CARE at www.careshelter.org or call 813645-CARE (2273). You wont find Andi there but certainly a dog or cat is waiting to fill your heart. Treats (and diplomas and badges) are always good, but a formerly stray dog or cat will be happy to just be in the same room as you. Andi listens intently before class begins. A stray that just wandered into our lives as a skinny puppy, she has certainly made things more interesting for us.

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2B APRIL 12, 2012East Bay athlete signs full-ride scholarship to HCCEast Bay High School baseball star Emmanuel Rodriguez signed a fullride scholarship with Hillsborough Community College on March 29. Rodriguez is the only East Bay athlete to sign a scholarship this year. I wanted to go there, it is a good opportunity for me, he said after signing the scholarship papers with a room full of family, friends, coaches (both current and future) and teachers looking on. With the exception of playing baseball, Rodriguez is still open on his plans for his course of collegiate study.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Made in America concert plannedThe community is invited to a spring concert presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The band will perform music by American composers and arrangers during the concert, titled Made in America. The event is $5 at the door and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information call (813) 569-1771 or email info@ehcb or visit www.ehcb.org. Fr ee meal and giveaway s prov ided t o all att endees. T o r egist er f or the 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) News Releases. ............ . ................... . .................. Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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APRIL 12, 2012 3B 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. Cypress 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. Area poet featured at Southshore LibraryAward-winning poet John Foster of Sun City Center has been invited by the Southshore Regional Library to celebrate National Poetry Month with a presentation at 2 p.m. on April 12 in the Community Room. Through the medium of PowerPoint, the poet will share his work in a program entitled Patterns in Poetry. The audio-visual presentation will feature examples of more than a dozen popular forms of poetry. Unlike most readings, this event will allow listeners to view Fosters poems and hear them simultaneously. Admission is free. Known for his instructive and entertaining programs, John Foster has given workshops and readings throughout west central Florida. His poetry, which has been featured in newspapers, magazines and professional journals, has won awards at both state and national levels. He is currently at work on a fourth collection of poems. Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The featured speaker is Barbara Zdravecky, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Her topic will be Women are Watching: An Update on Womens Health Care. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.Pancake BrunchThe Sun City Shrine Club are hosting a pancake brunch benefit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. The payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions.Celebrate lifeLifeLink of Florida invites the community to Link Hands for Life on Saturday, April 14 in Centro Ybor. Free food, crafts for children and adults, face painting and more will be available from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., and the main event, where transplants recipients, family members of organ donors and the community will be encouraged to link hands in celebration of organ and tissue donation, will occur between noon and 12:30 p.m. Free tshirts will be given out on a first come first served basis until they are gone. Also, The Casey Connection, a short documentary detailing the unexpected connection between two families after organ donation and transplantation, will show at Centro Ybor Muvico at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and admission will be free. For more information call LifeLink at 813-253-2640. LifeLink of Florida is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. Performer announces gigsLocal musician Randy McNeeley and his band invite the public to Mango Jos, 2626 College Ave., Ruskin, at 9 p.m. any Wednesday during April. For more information call 813-516-3424 or email randymcneely20@yahoo.com.Spring Fest showcases the best of Riverview!The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th Annual Community Festival. This years event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview. This years Spring Fest will include a High Rollers car show, a kids play area with inflatables, games, face painting, pony rides and much more! There will be a variety of food vendors, live music, martial arts and dance performances, singing by local high school performers as well as merchandise vendors. Spirit FM 90.5 will also be onsite. There will be something for everyone! There is no charge for parking and admission is free. Make a difference by attending and showing your support of your community! For more information, call the Riverview Chamber office (813) 234-5944 or visit www.RiverviewChamber.com.

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4B APRIL 12, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy Weichert, Realtors Southshore changes locationsWeichert, Realtors SouthShore has announced that the companys new address at 6160 North U.S. Highway 41 in Apollo Beach is easily accessible. The new location makes the office more geographically convenient for realtors and clients alike, plus additional amenities include expanded parking. Everything about our new location says welcome to our up-to-date, client-friendly office, said Broker/Owner Colin Howgill. The company became a Weichert franchise in July, 2004, and has established itself firmly as a reliable source for buyers and sellers in the marketplace. Its agents consistently win recognition for outstanding achievement, both locally and from the Weichert franchise networks national office. The agency itself earned a Weichert Silver Scoop award for outstanding public relations efforts in the community. Weichert, Realtors SouthShores telephone number remains the same, 813-6491002 and the Web address is www.wrsouthshore.com. Copper Bell celebrates second locationOn Thursday, March 15 the Copper Bell Cafe hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their 2nd location located at 11228 Boyette Road, Riverview, Florida. This award winning restaurant offers a great, casual dining atmosphere with quality homemade food for breakfast, lunch and catering. A private party room is also available for special occasions or business meetings. For more information, visit the Copper Bell Cafs website www.copperbellcafe.com or call (813) 671-1100 or email copperbellcafe@ verizon.net. Chamber members turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Copper Bells 2nd location.Riverview Plumbing, LLC. opensOn Monday, March 19 Riverview Plumbing, LLC. hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their grand opening. A fully licensed and bonded plumbing company, Riverview Plumbing, LLC, services all of Hillsborough County. Owner, Randy Ramos, holds one guiding principle which is to treat the customer with honesty and respect while providing the absolute best service possible. To see a listing of services provided, visit www.riverviewplumbingllc.com or call (813) 671-0557 or email randy@ riverviewplumbingllc.com.Ribbon cutting ceremony for Riverview Plumbing, LLC. BUSINESS NEWS Does your business have news to share?Let customers know when you have something to brag about or a positive change in your way of doing business. The Observer News wants to help local business owners by delivering your information to a captive audience in South County. For information on advertising or sharing your news, contact us at 813-645-3111.

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6B APRIL 12, 2012An angler takes a DNA scrape from the outer jaw of a tarpon.Study reveals new information about tarpon movement Gopher tortoises move slowly through spring training of grazing, burrow-digging Like a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow. Look for gopher tortoises distinctive domed brown shells and stumpy legs, as these landdwellers make their way through Floridas open canopy forests and sandy areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to remember that gopher tortoises are good neighbors, so leave them and their burrows alone. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works with, and is grateful to, the homeowners, landowners, businesses and public agencies willing to share their lands with gopher tortoises and their burrows, said Deborah Burr, the FWCs gopher tortoise plan coordinator. This state has made progress in reversing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing direction to developers, including re-locating tortoises if necessary, and help to people interested in making room for tortoises. Floridas first Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was adopted by the FWC in 2007 and is being updated this year as scheduled. More than 50 individuals and stakeholders already have made suggestions on improving the 2007 plan, and proposed draft revisions to the plan are available online at the GTTAG SharePoint site for review and public comment. To comment, go to MyFWC.com/ GopherTortoise and click on the Management Plan link. Since the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan took effect in 2007, an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored and managed; protected tortoise habitat expanded by more than 6,500 acres; and more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were humanely relocated from development sites. In addition to changes in Floridas economy, the needs of the gopher tortoise have changed since the plan was first approved in 2007, Burr said. The proposed revisions to the plan include new actions that the FWC and our partners can implement together to improve the status of the species, and help secure viable populations well into the future. She added, We accepted written comments on the first draft of the revisions until April 10. There will be additional public-comment opportunities through July on each improved draft of the plan. In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their extensive burrows, which provide shelter to more than 350 other native species. Generally, the only time people should pick up and move a gopher tortoise is to help it get across a road. Remember, though, not to put the tortoise in your car. Do point the tortoise in the same direction it was going when you picked it up, but never put it in the water because it is a land animal. The best long-term protection for this state-threatened species is the people who are aware of gopher tortoises needs and happy to share their lawns and lands with the tortoise that can live to 40 to 60 years in the wild. For more information, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise. Seven years into the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory are gaining new insights into tarpon movement and seasonal habitat preferences. With the help of anglers participating in the study, researchers have confirmed that some tarpon move long distances, and others stay close to home. Biologists have also found evidence of a connection between tarpon habitats in southwest Florida and those of the Florida Keys. Anglers sampled two tarpon in Charlotte Harbor during August 2010. Both fish were caught the following spring in the Florida Keys more than 150 miles away. These tarpon were initially sampled inshore at the end of a spawning season, in close proximity to offshore areas in the Gulf where spawning is presumed to occur. Sampling of another tarpon showed the fish can travel a similar distance in a shorter time. That tarpon was caught near Islamorada in July 2011, about one month after an angler reeled it in during peak spawning season near Sarasota. Researchers can track these tarpon thanks to volunteer anglers who submit tarpon DNA samples to the FWC. When an angler catches and samples a tarpon that was previously sampled, a recapture occurs. Through recaptures, biologists can compare catch times and locations to determine movement. In the study, the farthest distance recorded between an initial catch and a recapture is approximately 280 miles. That tarpon was reeled in near Apalachicola in July 2007 before it was recaptured near Captiva in May 2009. Anglers have submitted over 13,000 tarpon DNA samples to the FWC, including more than 4,000 in 2011. Among the samples, researchers have documented about 100 recaptured tarpon. Anglers who would like to assist the study can obtain a free, easyto-use tarpon DNA sampling kit by emailing TarponGenetics@ MyFWC.com or by calling 800367-4461. A new video provides a step-bystep look at how an angler takes a tarpon DNA sample for the study. The video, produced by Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Communications, can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/ user/MyFWCsocial. For more information on the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Saltwater, and select Tarpon Genetics under Tarpon. FWC PHOTOSA tarpon jumps out of the water after it is hooked by an angler. Placing a sponge with the silver tarpon skin sample into a vial.FWC PHOTOS

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DVD DVD & CDD racks, Winnie T T he Pooh teapot, palm tree candlestick, Beanie Babies, typewriter. G G ood odds & ends. King size covers. A Apollo Beach Blvd to F Fairway to 545 F Frandor Place. F Friday 8am-5pm. SSaturday 9am-2pm. Home decor & accessories, Christmas decorations, candle holders, F Fiesta ware & more 4/14, 8am2pm. 809 Chipaway D D r., A A pollo Beach. Yard sale. S S aturday & S S unday 7am-3pm. S S omething for everyone. CD D s, furniture & more. 1618 Wagon Wheel RRd., SSundance 501 F F lamingo D D r., A A pollo Beach. S S aturday, 8:30am-noon. F F urniture, microwave, misc kitchen & housearea rugs, misc.A Apollo Beach. 6310 Wisteria L Lane. F F riday & S S aturday, 4/13 & 4/14. F F uji 26 folding bike, G G riswald cast irons, old tube radios, antique outboards, wine making, fishing marine & the list goes on. Other sales on Block. Collectibles, lamps, ceramic molds, paints, brushes, magazines, Kiln, CD D s, etc. 1813 A A llegheny D D r., S SCC. SSaturday only. 9am-2pmN Neighborhood sale. A Apollo Beach. ing gear, boating supplies, ham mock, wine making, Kirby vacuum. F Friday & S Saturday, A April 13 & 14, 8am-1pm. Wisteria LLane 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Mens Wear Sale50% offall Mens ClothesPlus, the secret sale 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeENNeighborhood. sale F Friday & S Saturday, 4/13 & 4/14, 8am-2pm. E Emerald L Lake, Caloosa Creek, Caloosa L Lake. DDont miss this one! 831 Kings L Leon, S SCC. E Everything must go including kitchenware, small appliances, TV TV s, furniture, other items.. A April 12 -14. 941755-5706 Yard sale. A April 14, S Saturday, 9am2pm. 3623 Petrova Circle, R Ruskin (off Universal DDr) E Everything must go. Baby stuff, TVTVs & more.D Down sizing. E Everything must go. 1701 F F lamingo L L ane, S S CC. A A pril 12, 13 & 14. G Golf cart, tools, patio set, lamps, etc.T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-3pm. T Too much to mention. Jewelry, antiques pedal sewing machine. 110 4th S S t., N N W, R R uskin. L Lots of treasures. 312 estateESTATE saSALesES BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTERFour-Piece Office Suite w/Trundle Bed, Two Queen Bedroom Suites, One King Mattress, Six-Drawer Maple Dresser and Mirror, Queen Size Like-New Sleep Sofa, Dining Table, China Cabinet and 6 Chairs, Formal Green Tone Couch & Chair, Large Den Sofa & Loveseat, Leather Recliner w/Ottoman, Half Moon Parlor Desk, Wooden Kitchen Table, 4 Chairs, Dark Expandable Entertainment Center, Small Desk, Pull-Down Desk, 4 Bar Stools, Server, Coffee Table, Old Sewing Machine, Rattan Tea Cart, Grill, TV, Linens, Clocks, Lamps, Small Appliances, Pictures, Hangings, Outdoor Furniture, Designer Mens Clothes, Vacuum Cleaner Collection, Large Collection of Longaberger Baskets and Very Large Collection of Christmas Decor. Everything for sale, including house -4BR/3BA/3CG.633-1173 or 508-03073723 Gaviota(Cypress Creek Blvd. to Upper Creek Dr., Upper Creek to La Paloma, left on Gaviota)April 13 & 14 7:30am-1pmVillage of Cypress Creek (La Paloma) Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 2229 New Bedford Dr., SCC(off S. Pebble Beach)2006 Yamaha Golf Cart, No Boundaries Mobility Chair; Furniture: Dining Room Suite w/Server, Lift Chairs, Sofa & Loveseat, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Queen Bedroom Suite w/Craftmatic Bed, Computer Desk, Patio Furniture, Twin Beds, Tea Cart, Bookcases, Entertainment Centers, Swivel Rockers, TVs; Exercise Equipment: ProForm Treadmill, Rebok Step Exerciser; Misc.: Artificial Plants, Garage Cabinets, Trunk, Stereo w/Speakers, Lots of Craft Items; Collectibles: Waterford, Hummels, Royal Doulton, Sterling, Jewelry (Vintage & Costume); Clothing: Ladies Large Sizes & Childrens Clothing; Household, Kitchen and Misc Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales NETTIES ESTATE SALES6308 WISTERIA Lane(Apollo Beach Blvd., left on Lake Sunrise Dr., left on Bal Harbour, left on Wisteria Lane)APOLLO BEACH 33572Fri & Sat., April 13-147 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225This Sale Is Worth The Drive!Contents include: Adorable Palm Tree Wrought Iron Entrance Table w/Matching Mirror, Tropical Home Decor and Art, Beautiful Tiffany Style Lamps, Matching Sofa, Loveseat & Side Chair, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, China Cabinet, Sectional Sofa, Coffee & End Tables, Computer Desk, Office Chair, Beautiful Vintage Roll Top Desk, Patio Set, Recliner, Bar Stools, Side Chairs, Gorgeous Tropical King Sleigh Bedroom Set, Collectibles, Egyptian Samovar, Brass Collectibles & Wall Ornaments, Antique Vesta Sewing Machine, Glassware, Home Decor, Household & Garage Items, Tools and MORE! Please Park on Side of Sale Due to Emergency Vehicles. (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE AT 312 CALOOSA WOODS LANE IN SUN CITY CENTER) NETTIES ESTATE SALES312 Caloosa Woods Lane(off E. Del Webb)Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., April 13-147 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225Contents Include: La-Z-Boy Reclining Sofa, Cream Leather Chair w/Ottoman, Large Ocean/Beach Paintings, Desk, Office Chairs, White Wicker (2) Twin Bedroom Set, White Wicker Floral Sofas, Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Queen Bedroom Set, Queen Anne Style Occasional Table, Beautiful Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Hutch & Dry Sink, Coffee & End Tables, Foot Locker, Thomas Kinkade Collectibles, Red Rooster China, Area Rugs, Kitchenware, Home Decor, Household, Garage Items, Treadmill, Health Rider, Tools, and Many More Treasures, TOO Much To List! Please Park on Side of Sale Due to Emergency Vehicles. (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE AT 6308 WISTERIA LANE IN APOLLO BEACH!!) 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Dining Room Table w/Cane Back Chairs, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Sofa, Rockers, Sleeper Sofa, Whitewash Double Bedroom Suite, Twin Beds, Chests of Drawers, End Tables, Lamps, Philips TV, Computer Desk, Dinee Set w/2 Chairs, China, Antiques & collectibles (Silver Coins, $2 1899 Silver Certicate, Belt of British Coins), Jewelry, Kitchenware & Garage Items. P P S S Swww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1524 Chevy Chase, SCC Fri. & Sat., April 13-14 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! SSay you saw it in the Observer NNewsE-MAILL St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.)Welcome Back to St. Vinnies... DONATIONS NEEDED

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APRIL 12, 2012 THE SHOPPPPERR RRENTALLS600 M.H. HOUSIING550 PRPROF. SERR VIICES650 565 mM. hH. InN Pa ARKsS SERR VIICES700 Ruskin 55+ senior park. Recent ly remodeled, beautiful 12x65, 4br/2ba MH, new 3/4 ply-board 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 COUNTRY BUT CLOSE! Looking for room to roam? Put your home on this 8+ acres piece with no close neighbors. Priced at $99,000 and septic in place. Property zoned for 5 homes. Have your whole family close. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. SUN CITY CENTER SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO MONTHLY HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION FEES!! Beautifully maintained home in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. A new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This popular floor plan offers 1803 sq. ft. of living space with lots of closets and 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 WATERFRONT LOT Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with seawall and no bridges to the bay. Enough room for a large motor or sailboat. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available & no HOA. $90,000 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 START A WISH LIST of all the activities of which you want to take advantage in Sun City Center because original owner has maintained home in excellent condition leaving lots of leisure time for you. Outstanding 2BR/2BA plus den, large kitchen, breakfast room, living/dining combo, master bedroom with sitting area and 2 walk-in closets. Must see at $199,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING LIKE SO MANY OTHERS TO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Nows your chance to buy an immaculate, move-in ready home quickly. 3BR/2BA 2-story, downstairs master BR, updated kitchen and bath, newer upgraded carpet, deck, 2-car garage. Lots of custom features. Just $159,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 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. BEAUTIFUL SUMMERFIELD HOUSE with 3BR/2BA, split plan, huge MBR & walk-in-closet, and 2-car garage, this house is on conservation lot and pond. Ceramic tiles in living areas, large kitchen with dining area, lots of cabinets and pantry closet, vaulted ceilings, large screened lanai facing water and much more! Great location close to Hwy. & shopping, still peaceful. $121,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 acres in Ruskin, close to main Hwy. and shopping, in area of new subdivisions. Great spot for your dream home, or investment for future development. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 72 ACRES FARMLAND IN RUSKIN: Presently farmed, this property has several wells, and is located in a warm area, close to town and major Hwys. $779,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 330 FuURnNItuTUReE 331 APPLIancesANCES 4515 360 GoOLfF CaARtsTS 390 mMIscSC. foFOR saSALeE MARIRINE400 RREALL ESTATE500 425 SLIPsS oOR StoTORageAGE Storage RRameys Business PPark 456 TRucUCKsS an AND Vans ANS 458 Pa ARtsTS & seSERv VIceCE TRRANSPPORRTATIION450 ADDITIONALCASH Bonus 511 housesHOUSES foFOR saSALeE SUN CITY CENTER RENTAL: Very nicely updated and furnished 2BR/2BA, freshly painted, with enclosed lanai overlooking nature preserve, utility-room and attached carport. Available after May 10th (and before October) $800/mo. RUSKIN NICE AND CLEAN OLDER MOBILE-HOME, on large fenced corner lot. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area, air conditioned sun room, inside utility, double carport, roofover and 2 sheds. No HOA. $41,000. REDUCED! 2BR/2BA (1988) DOUBLEWIDE HOME with L shaped living/dining room and built-in china cabinets, large enclosed addition, inside utility-room, attached shed and carport. Nice lot, no HOA. $49,900. Claire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 2BR/2BA in Andover, KP, new carpeting. Owner will finance, 5% interest with $3000 down..... $22,000 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated..$59,900 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, furnished or unfurnished........... $700 per month 512 ConONDosOS FoOR SaALeE 565 M.H. InN PaPARKsS55+ park 2br/1.5ba, sun room, repair needed, but not necessary. 570 M.H. onON AcCReageEAGE 610 Wate ATERfFRontONT RentaRENTALsS611 HousesOUSES foFOR RentENTRuskin 2br/1ba, fenced yard, nice 612 APtsTS. foFOR RentRENT 613 ConONDosOS foFOR RentRENT 614 DuDUPLeEX foFOR RentRENT 621 PPLacesACES toTO ShaHAReE 630 M.H. RentaRENTALsS2br/2ba doublewide. Ruskin area. 630 mM hH RentaENTALsS For RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 646 Wa ARehouseEHOUSE SPace ACE 651 BooOOKKeeEEPIngNGQuickBooks 680 a ADuULt T/chCHILD caCAReE Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 704 JunUNK RemovaREMOVALBuyers Marketplace &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 in Hillsborough Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Section 12 FOR SALE2 Adjoining Burial PlotsCurrent value $7190 Will sell for $6000 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINSPaying 20x or more depending on the marketPaying Higher than Hotel/ Motel Buyers & Buyers Set up in Chamber of Commerce!Watch out for Counterfeit Coinsnow being sold & circulated in this area.Call for private consultation or appointment. 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www.ObserverNews.netApril 12, 2012 Volume 56 Number 12 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN We are not thinking as much New Thought as we think we are. It is all old. People have thought it before. Again. And again. And again. These are the words of Harriet E. Orcutt, journalist, novelist, teacher, campaigner for womens and workers rights, pioneer, organization officer, land owner, Ruskins first librarian and, clearly, something of a philosopher. She never married; her passions were words, truth, books. She cared deeply about the fledgling community on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay and gave freely of her many talents. And shes one of the many women who contributed through the years to build the community of today. Theyre all being recognized this month, in the spotlight, at three different venues. That spotlight began shining first this week at the Tampa Bay History Center in Channelside, as the three-panel exhibit of artifacts went up, tracing Ruskins very early years forward to the present. Produced by The Ruskin History Project, Inc., this display on the centers second floor tells the Ruskin story through photographs, narratives and rare objects, from the days pre-historic peoples and strange magnificent animals roamed its forests to its turn of the century roots as a cooperative organized on the principles of John Ruskin and centered with the first Ruskin College through the mid century when farming and agricultural ingenuity flourished, when The Coffee Cup restaurant drew visitors from great distances to its present prized for easy living without metropolitan congestion. The hand-operated meat grinder patented in 1803 that was used regularly in The Coffee Cup to produce fresh hamburger and the antique Aleta Jonie MaschekFrom a tragic incident in Florida, a peaceful rally in Minnesota Victrola which provided music for young students to dance by on the third floor of the college presidents house and the books handled by pioneering forefathers theyre all here enticing visitors back a century or more. The historical exhibit is bookended by two of the communitys groundbreaking journalists Orcutt at its recorded beginnings and Aleta Jonie Maschek who has recorded much of its history known today. Orcutt covered the Chicago Worlds Fair, was published in scores of periodicals and wrote at least three novels before arriving in Ruskin before the first decade of the 20th century had ended. By 1911, she had joined Ruskins Commongood Society, subsequently would serve as its secretary and then president, and would be a charter member of the 20th Century Club from which the Ruskin Womans Club would grow. Maschek began her career in 1949 when female journalists were not particularly welcome in newsrooms. She worked in early television in Seattle and then in Chicago and ultimately in New York before making her way to Tampa where she was a producer for WFLA, the NBC affiliate. She recalls interviewing both Presidents Carter and Reagan, as well as Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and actor Vincent Price. She arrived in Ruskin with her husband, Matthew, in the late 1970s See RUSKIN WOMEN, page 11 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWORTHINGTON, MINN A Florida woman who recently moved to a rural community in Minnesota felt compelled to speak out against what she saw as an injustice that had taken place in her hometown. Patricia Lawrence, formerly of Sanford, Florida, organized a peaceful rally in her adopted community of Worthington, Minnesota, a town nearly 1,600 miles away, to increase awareness for what she saw as an injustice in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Sanford in February. A multi-racial crowd of several dozen people carried signs and demonstrated their support for the Trayvon Martin family that few, if any, in attendance had ever met. Many wore hoodies that served not only as protection from the brisk wind, but also to highlight that people should not be judged simply by what garments they choose to wear. Some people believe that Martin was targeted for both being black and for wearing a hoodie on the night that he was shot to death.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOA former resident of Sanford, Florida, brought together several dozen people in a rural town in Minnesota for a peaceful rally in support of the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy shot and killed on February 26.See RALLY IN MINNESOTA, page 9USF Honors College students give their impressions of London tripBY PENNY FLETCHER penny@pennyetcher.comHILLSBOROGH COUNTY Twenty University of South Florida students in the schools Honors College recently spent seven days in London. Its something anyone in the Honors College is eligible to apply for, but it takes hard work and dedication to achieve it. Last year (2010) another advisor and I took some students to work on the devastation still remaining from Hurricane Katrina, said USF Honors College Academic Advisor Amanda Cutchens. It was so rewarding I said I would do it again in a minute. She did, and this year, her husband Josh was also able to go along and chaperone. It was hard eliminating the students who applied who didnt get to go, Cutchens said. But we were limited to twenty. While some of the fees are self-paid, trips taken by Honors College students that are See LONDON TRIP, page 12

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The two factions one with interests predominately in large acreage holdings, the other primarily residential lot homeowners had emphatically disagreed about basic planning objectives, each side accusing the other of trying to overwhelm its opposition. Subsequently, both a new name has been adopted and a new leader of the planning agency that had been guiding the group has surfaced. The core citizen planning group now consists of six members, according to Will Redd, its chairman and land manager for the Mormon Church which holds large tracts of land in the area. Bill Casey and Peg Knowles represent residential property interests related to the area west of U.S. 41, plus the area between U.S. 41 and I-75, Redd noted. Gus Muench, a commercial fisherman who lives in the Cockroach Bay area, represents environmental interests. Mike Houghtaling, son of the late Dooley Houghtaling and with an interest in the family citrus fruit enterprises, is the business representative. Mike Peterson, a land use attorney based in Apollo Beach who numbers large land owners among his clients, is the agricultural representative along with Redd. This planning committee as now constituted does not include the seventh member that was envisioned when guidelines for the second planning phase implementation were drafted: a representative of residents in Sundance. It is essentially the sixmember group that has agreed to rename the planning area Uzita Shores. Muench, explaining the name change to members of Hillsboroughs Planning Commission this week, said that Sundance as a community is effectively built out and added that the remaining acreage now subject to more precise planning has been unnamed, hence the new moniker. The term incorporates the name of a pre-Columbian Indian tribe known to have lived in the area and variously recorded also as Ucita or Uceta, along with the second locational word Shores, reflecting proximity of Tampa Bays eastern shore and adopted, as well, by some organizations in the Ruskin area. Muench has championed variations of that name for the area during the last several years and early this week encouraged planning commissioners to view the Little Manatee South Plan area now as a district of different communities. The Planning Commission also is bringing something new to the scene as its long-time executive director, Bob Hunter, retires this month from active leadership of the organization that has guided professional planning efforts at multiple levels around the county for decades. He is to be succeeded on May 12 by Ray Chiaramonte, a seasoned planning veteran with experience in several Hillsborough County agencies. Chiaramonte has been involved in local planning for more than 35 years and has been leading the Metropolitan Planning Organization, engaged in long range transportation planning, since 2008. Meanwhile, former members of the citizen planning ensemble who were voted off the first implementation committee in March residents in the rurallyoriented Sundance community and representatives of its homeowners association are no less concerned, no less vocal and no less determined to be heard. Sundance representatives will continue to state their case regarding the ongoing planning process, focusing on county commissioners, Ralph Greenlee, an HOA officer and former citizen planner, said this week. Greenlee also has questioned how a legitimate planning process can continue without including representation for a substantial number of residents living adjacent to and potentially affected by whatever is newly implemented for the planning area. While still members of the citizen planning group, Sundance representatives such as Greenlee and Bob Iocca expressed the communitys fears that large scale residential development of the surrounding acreage could very negatively impact their rural lifestyles. They also had argued that as the second planning process moved ahead agreements among the various factions represented should be reached by general consensus among the membership based on mutually accepted compromise. Other members and professional planners had called instead for consistency with the community plan already hammered out and approved by various authorities. Since leaving the citizen planning group, Greenlee said the Sundance contingent also has answered, refuting and rebutting point by point, the reasons cited by Peterson as rationale for eliminating the Sundance representation. In addition, they have met with Hunter to discuss the situation. However, even though Hunter has recommended returning Sundance representation to the planning committee, Greenlee indicated he does not now foresee that transpiring. We worked with the planning group for three years (producing the now-approved community plan) and they got everything they wanted. Why the sudden lack of trust now?, he asked rhetorically. Redd said the next meeting of the citizen planners considering implementation of additional planning techniques for Uzita Shores is scheduled tentatively for April 17. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonLWV meeting Members of the League of Women Voters, South County Unit, will meet at 2 P.M. Saturday (April 14), in the computer room of the SouthShore Regional Library. The session is open to all members as well as visitors interested in public education efforts related to local and state governments.Unit President Melody Jameson also is available to present League programs for any interested organization in South Hillsborough County. She can be contacted at Mchinnae@aol.com.Hillsborough Parks seek ideas for improvementHillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department needs your opinions and ideas for improving their services. The public is invited to complete this online survey that has only 8 questions, and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The survey asks people questions such as how often they use County Parks and their services, which parks activities they are aware of, and their preferred method of making payments. The survey is available at svy. mk/PRCSurvey, through the Parks, Recreation and Conservation department website at www. hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/. Paper versions of the survey are available at the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, 10119 Windhorst Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Those wishing to participate should complete the survey by Friday, May 4. For more info, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation department at 813-635-3500.

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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 It seems almost impossible in this modern day and age for us to avoid conflicts with other people. As the planet becomes more populated, there seems to be less space for each of us. Because of this compression, we tend to rub each other wrong sometimes. Most of the conflicts we face each day are not because someone is out to get us. To the contrary, most of the time the conflict is caused just because the other person hasnt considered our desires.. If there must be conflict, then it behooves us to learn how to handle itboth what to do and what not to do. Here are some of the behaviors we should avoid if we hope to bring a conflict to a peaceful and quick resolution. sand and refuse to acknowledge a conflict exists. There are few times this technique will work. More often than not, the conflict will only get worse. By ignoring it, you will be unprepared when it finally flares up. when you know you are in the right. If you allow others to take advantage of you, you can bet they will make a practice of it. problem with those who are a part of it. There are many times when a frank and honest discussion will lead to resolution of the conflict. something it is not. As says, Simplify. or allow a disturbance to be created that draws attention from the conflict and prevents its resolution. yell or lose emotional control. One of the first rules of conflict management is to never allow your emotions to do the negotiating. to your way of thinking. Somebody once asked the question, Where does a 500-pound gorilla sleep? The answer is, Anywhere he wants. But keep in mind, if hes not a good house guest, he wont be invited back. quest for a solution to the conflict. Any solution that leaves any party to the conflict injured is not truly a solution, but rather a temporary fix. The injured party will continue the conflict when he or she feels strong enough to penetrate your defenses. Knowing what not to do many times gives us some idea of what we should do. Whenever there is a Dont allow conflict to fester and growconflict, we should recognize it as soon as possible and not allow it but also dont be unreasonable. We should bring it up as quickly as possible to the person we see as our adversary. In many cases, even the most complex situation can have a simple solution. Look for that solution, rather than concentrate on the problem. Be sure you remain cool, calm and collected. Use your intellect rather than your emotions to look for an answer. Use force only as a final optionthen only when every other option has been exhausted. Force may clear up the situation for now but it will definitely muddy the water for the future. Conflicts are inevitable but they can be resolved by working toward a win-win solution that allows all parties to achieve their goals. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPolitical analyst, addresses MOAAThe April Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting, incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics. noted that Florida is now tied for 3rd as one of the most important swing states in the country. She also noted that people no longer trust NBC, CBS and ABC as a source for their news, but rather depend more on Smart Phones, mobile APS and local newspapers. 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X 8 5 APRIL 12, 2012 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Marriott Waterside Hotel noted for hospitalityFlotilla 75 Ruskin of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary recently awarded a certificate of appreciation to the Marriott Waterside Hotel (Tampa). Occasionally, while on safety or security missions the rains come or temperatures rise and the Marriott Waterside is gracious enough to provide a safe harbor and safe haven for the boat crews on patrol. For several years, the cafeteria staff at the Marriott has supported the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by sheltering boat crews in bad weather, providing hot coffee and allowing volunteer boat crews to enjoy the benefits of hot food in the employee cafeteria. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts security patrols of Tampas ports under orders from the Coast Guard and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Flotilla 75 (Ruskin), one of the oldest flotillas in the nation, also provides safety patrols during the day as well as the night for the benefit of the recreational boater. If you would like to become part of Team Coast Guard, call Flotilla Staff Officer Judy Clapp at (813) 633-5416. Hillsborough County celebrates April as water conservation monthApril is designated as Water Conservation Month as it is typically the driest month of the year in Florida. With the start of the rainy season still two months away, water demand is often at its highest this time of year as residents put in new plantings for spring and water their lawns to make the grass green. This is the 14th consecutive year that Hillsborough County Commissioners have observed Water Conservation Month. Hillsborough County promotes smart water use through a wide variety of initiatives. These include educational efforts, community outreach, enforcement of year-round water use restrictions, partnerships with other agencies, and rebate programs. For example, since its inception in 1994, the Countys toilet rebate program has seen 81,000 toilets replaced with more water-efficient models, saving an estimated 444 million gallons of water a year. And, the Countys residential reclaimed water system is among the largest in the United States. Hillsborough County water customers have done their part, too. In 1989, when the County began a formal water conservation program, the average water use per person was 146 gallons a day. Today, that number stands at 95 gallons per person, per day. That savings of 26 million gallons of water a day adds up to approximately 10 billion gallons a year. Making wise use of water is easy and can be done at little or no cost: a day, to several hundred. waste up to 200 gallons a day. der five minutes. of time when no water has been used, there may be a leak. pair or replace sprinkler heads. Install a rain sensor that overrides the system puts down so that youre not overwatering. much as it needs -not just because the calendar says its your watering day. For more ideas, as well as complete information on current water restrictions, go to www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water, and click on the Conservation link.USF offers preview of college lifeThe University of South Floridas University College is kicking off a Pre-College initiative for motivated high school and homeschool students. Thirteen diverse programs comprise Pre-College with commuter and residential options. In addition to the college learning experience, the program offers the guidance and oversight provided by traditional summer programs. Only 45 percent of American students who enroll in college will ultimately earn a bachelors degree. USF Pre-College 2012 helps college-bound students prepare for this next big step by building college success skills. We believe that the more familiar you are with university life, the better prepared you will be when you enter college in the near future, affirms Stuart Silverman, dean of the University of South Floridas Honors College. High school students will pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and engage with college professors all while taking in the excitement of university life. Students may enroll in one or more of the summer-run programs, selecting from a broad range of academic disciplines: Research Sciences Program registration, full schedules, and detailed descriptions are available on the web: http://usf.edu/precollege. Application deadline is Friday, June 1. Space is restricted and a special pricing incentive is available through April. There is also an additional 10 percent discount off the program price for USF alumni, faculty and staff. Tampa Bay parents are encouraged to register their teens for an exciting summer experience at the University of South Florida as soon as possible. For more information, call (888) 873-4968 or email precollege@usf.edu.Fishhawk Wolves take second at UTRIP TournamentThe 9u Fishhawk Wolves baseball team placed 2nd in the Florida UTRIP Baseball tournament that was held on March 17-18 in Plant City. Coach Garateix, Coach Morgan and Coach Stallings were pleased with the turnout and were very happy with the level the boys played the whole weekend. The team members were Joey Blair, Levi Buzbee, Andrew Garateix, Gabe Garrett, Chase Morgan, Ryan Skelly, Cole Stallings, Joseph Veri, and Nicholas Villanti.East Bay WatchThe varsity flag football team improved to 4-1 with two victories trict rival Spoto 40-6 and Durant 28-0. Against Spoto QB Stephanie Williams ran for a TD and threw 4 TDs against both Spoto and Durant. Williams has 18 TD passes feated in district games, 3-0, with two district games remaining. Player of the Game against ran a punt back 38 yards for a TD, the first TD punt return in school history. Player of the Game against Durant was Nicole Lock with 3 TD receptions. Lock has 12 TDs on the season. For more team information, visit www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.Girls' Flag Football Season Update hadiahcray icoeLock Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. are supported by the members and members guests. Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bro 2 Bro at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, April 18 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. The GFWC Ruskin Womans Club will host a Centennial Celebration and Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the clubhouse 503 S. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin. Festivities will include an antique car display, historical records and GFWC Ruskin Womans Club hosts Centennial Celebration and Open Housedisplays from the many years of Service of the Ruskin Womans Club and also historical records and photos of Ruskin. Light refreshments and fun childrens activities will also be available.

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If you like this style, the Freedom Alert made by LogicMark (logicmark.com, 800-519-2419) is a good product that allows you to speak through the pendent. The purchase price: $300, with no ongoing monthly fees. Also check out Telemergency (telemergencysystems.com, 888-558-7420), which offers a variety on no-fee medical alert devices that cost under $190. Mobile Alerts If your mom is interested in a device that works outside the home too, there are several mobile products that will let her call for help anywhere. These pendentstyle devices, which fit in the palm of your hand, work like little cell phones with GPS tracking capabilities. To call for help, your mom would simply push one button, and an operator from the devices emergency monitoring service would be on the line to assist her. And because of the GPS technol ogy they would know her exact location, which is critical in emer gency situations. Top products to check out in this category include the new 5Star Urgent Response sold by GreatCall (greatcall.com, 800-733-6632) for $50 plus a $35 activation fee and $15 monthly service fees, Dear Savvy Senior, Im interested in getting my mother, who lives alone, a medical alert device with a wearable SOS button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. What kinds of devices can you recommend and how much do they cost? Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Theres a wide variety of medi cal alert systems on the market today that can help keep elderly seniors safe, while living in their own home. Heres a breakdown of some different styles and prices to help you choose. Monitored Alerts The most popular medical alert systems available today are the ones that will connect your mom to a 24-hour emergency monitor ing service when she needs help. These units come with waterproof SOS buttons typically in the form of a necklace pendent or bracelet and a base station that connects to her home phone line. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the systems base station receiver which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator will find out whats wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If youre interested in this type of alert, there are literally dozens of services to choose from. One of the most widely used is the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service (lifelinesys.com, 800-380-3111) which costs $35 per month, plus an $82 start-up fee. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall detec tion sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. Some other major players in the industry that are a little less expensive (under $30 per month) include: LifeFone (lifefone.com, 877-849-8942), LifeStation (lifestation.com, 877-478-3390), Bay The Savvy SeniorBy Jim Miller Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe THE SAVVY SENIORand MobileHelp (mobilehelpnow. com, 800-800-1710) which runs between $37 and $42 per month. You also need to know that Medicare and most other insur ance plans dont cover medical alert systems, although in some states Medicaid will if your mom receives Medicaid-funded homecare services. 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.VFW seeks supportThe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a non-profit organization and was founded to ensure that those who have protected our country are protected upon return. This comes in the form of patriotic programs, being an advocate for veterans entitlements in the State of Florida and in Washington, D.C. The VFW provides financial assistance to families of deployed troops, assists veterans with benefits claims, and provides free phone calls for soldiers overseas. The local VFW Post 6287 has made a considerable impact on the local community by contributing to very important community events and programs. Here are a few contributions made the last fiscal year: Patriots Pen Program and to local Law Enforcement/Fireman/Emergency Medical Technicians of the Year With the war in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down and more veterans returning home, they need your valuable donations to continue to support local veterans, families, and programs while maintaining a facility that is over 70 years old. Send your donations to: VFW Post 6278, 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 33572. For more information, call Chris Young, VFW Post 6287 Commander at (813) 508-0792.Hit Comedy Social Security coming to the Borini TheaterThe Pelican Players will present the hit broadway comedy, Social Security at 7 p.m. on April 20 and 21 with an additional matinee on April 21. This funny show focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara (Linda Halperin) and David Kahn (Jack Parry), whose lives are upended when Barbaras Mineola housewife sister Trudy (Wendy Smith) deposits their eccentric mother Sophie (Delyse Axinn) on the couples doorstep while she and her husband Martin (Jim Klamer) head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from a menage a trois with two men. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave nonagenarian artist Maurice Koenig (Bill Turcotte), who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years. Directed by Carlyn Postle, Social Security promises to be a great addition to the Pelican Players recent line-up of hits, which include Nunsense, The Follies, Odd Couple, and Hallelujah Girls. Cabaret seating will add to the fun.Tickets are $12 and are available at the Kings Point Box Office. For more information, call (813) 387-3443 or visit Pelicanplayers.org.

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13 7 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights April 12-18eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on an Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Peter Summers, from the Pinellas Genealogy Society, will be discussing what immigration records can reveal about ones ancestors and strategies for finding them. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogical Society. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and VA programs will be discussed. Register in advance at the Wednesday, April 18 Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring chal lenging 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. Wednesday, April 18 Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber. Wednesday, April 18 Join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, for this popular art class. Colored pencil techniques will be explored. Materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. wiped out the oops! Every business has a huge oops moment. Its not the mistake that really matters -its how the mistake is handled. Handled defensively and with a too bad attitude, its an oops with an oh no added to it. Handled with a sense of humor and a I want to make this right attitude, the oops rises to the level of darn it. A church down in Port Charlotte was proud of its new newsletter. The graphics were snazzy and they had recently pur chased a color printer, making the publication look highly professional. But no amount of slick paper or modern logo could over come the misprint that read Dog is always within you. 600 copies were printed before the mistake was noticed. So the following month, the editor slyly created a letter thanking the church for recognizing and supporting all of the dyslexic members of the congregation. It was so popular the churchs youth group made up t-shirts with Dog is always within you to wear whenever they were out doing community service work. Ive often been accused of having a warped sense of humor, and I own up to that. The older I get the more warped I get. But it comes in handy when youre working with 431 businesses and thousands of residents. Its like herding cats. Having a sense of humor helps. I may not be passing a graveyard, but Im whistling just the same!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director You, Me, and BusinessBill Cosby once said Through humor you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. Thats been my mantra all my life. I was 11 years old when my older sister died in an automobile accident. My family got through it by remembering all the zany antics she was known for and laughing harder with each retelling of the stories. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to sit for hours attached to an IV full of chemotherapy, we patients would crank up the radio and dance around the treatment room floor with our poles, hooting and holler ing until the nurses got agitated. My mother used to refer to this as whistling past the graveyard. A few years back, at a sports bar in North Carolina, the light over a table for two snapped its cord and fell to the table top. It shattered into little pieces and spilled glasses of draft beer into the couples laps. All conversation in the room stopped as other patrons stared in shock. Without missing a beat, the bartender came over and said OH! Im sorry. You wanted a BUD light. (If you dont remem ber the ad campaign from the late 80s, this wont mean a thing to you.) But immediately, the whole bar was in stitches and there was a round for all on the house. No angry exchanges or mentioning of lawsuits. 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X 8 APRIL 12, 2012 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights April 12-18Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as they shake some sillies out. Celebrate Earth Day! For school aged children ages 5-12 interested in earth-friendly activities and craftmaking with recyclables. Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program. Teen Writing Workshop Grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screenplays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Expressive Artists: Lets Create! Expressive Artists, 11 years and up, will create an art project to take home. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Toddler Time 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. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This engaging 30-minute program highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Teen Volunteer Orientation Teen topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. *Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library 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, April 12 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Double Barrell Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by Pepper & Salt from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 16 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 for appointment 634-1761. American Legion Auxiliary Nominations at 7 p.m. Justin Arruda, a sophomore at East Bay High School, passed his Eagle Board of Review to become the 36th scout attaining the highest award in Boy Scouting in Ruskin Troop 661 on March 6. His award will be presented to him on Saturday, April 14 in an Eagle Court of Honor held at Calvary Lutheran Church. Justin joined Cub Scout Pack 93 as a first grader in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award for Cub Scouts and then bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 661 of Ruskin in 2005. Since that time, he has had many leadership roles within the troop, including Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Hes attended summer camp since his induction into Troop 661 and has had the oppor tunity to participate in those trips to Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. He is currently planning to attend one of the National High Adventure Camps based, Northern Tier, in MN. Justin has earned the required 21 merit badges and an additional 11 badges and is currently working on his Bronze Palm to supplement his Eagle Rank. To attain Eagle, a scout must envision, plan and execute a community service project as a way to demonstrate the leadership skills and abilities learned throughout his scouting years. Justin worked with Dr. Hal Ott, notably of C.A.R.E and Ruskin Animal Hospital, to construct an outdoor dog bath at Dr. Otts Off the Leach Dog Sanctuary in Ruskin. That project took place December 10 and 11, with 18 members from Troop 661 assisting in the construction. Justin plans to continue on with Troop 661 as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and put his leadership skills to work guiding new members of the troop and assisting adult members. After his graduation from East Bay HS, where he is a member of JROTC, he plans on attending college and then entering the U.S. Army. 36th Eagle Rank Awarded to Troop 661 ScoutHillsborough County invites the community to drop-in to the new Brandon Skate Park for a Grand Opening Ceremony to be held at noon. on Saturday, April 21 at 5720 Providence Road in Riverview. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with County Commissioners followed by skateboarding demonstrations. The Brandon Skate Park is Hillsborough County governments first skate park. Local skateboard ers supported and worked with Hillsborough County during the planning process to provide input on the design. Entrance to the Brandon Skate Park will be free through April. Beginning in May, skate fees will be $4 per day, and annual skate parks passes are available at $150. Hillsborough County has a recip rocal agreement with the City of Tampa, and annual passes will be honored at all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks. All skaters must wear helmets and complete a waiver. Brandon Skate Park Features An intermediate/professional bowl with all rounded walls, two hips and two general depths. The shallow end is 6 feet deep and just under-vert, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep with 1 feet of vert. The entire bowl has pool coping and tile. The Obstacle Street Section has two main levels that split the park in two sections. The lower section has a few street plaza elements including a granite bench set at an angle, curved ledges, a cone pole jam, a manual pad, a small but long set of 4 stairs, a brick-stamped bank with a flat bar on top, as well as a handrail and flat rail. This area also has a very wide quarter pipe with steel coping, including a 12 foot pool coping extension, a smaller pyramid with a bull-nose granite flat rail, and a steep bank and hip. The lower section is connected to the upper section with a series of banks, including a step up that connects to an escalating-transi tion hip. The Brandon Skate Park also features a series of transition ele ments: a 6 foot corner quarter pipe leads to a long and low A-shaped quarter pipe, and ends at a series of moguls that are located throughout. A third level takes skaters to the bowl, and this area is also connected with quarter pipes and more moguls that range in heights from 2 feet to 5 feet. This $499,501 CIP project was funded from Impact Fees and General Revenue. For more informa tion, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500.New Brandon Skate Park is just a kick-flip away from opening Reading is fundamentalThis April the Tampa-Hillsbor ough County Public Library will give new books to some of Hillsborough Countys school children through the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. On April 9, the first gift of books went to the chil dren at Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School, where each child will received two books to take home. Later this month, kindergarteners and first-graders at Booker T. Washington Elementary School will each receive one new book to keep. The library system bought new childrens books for this effort with a Pine-Sol literacy grant of $1,411, through RIF. This is part of $50,000 that Pine-Sol donated to RIF in 2011 to help children gain access to books. Were thrilled to take this opportunity to extend the joy of reading and love of books beyond our libraries walls in partnership with local schools, said Joe Stines, Hillsborough Countys Library Director. Our goal here is to promote literacy, encourage reading, and reach out to children who dont have as much opportunity to select and own high-quality books. For information about the Countys distribution of RIF books, call Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Administration at (813) 273-3663.Girls Camp begins July 30The GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will again be hosting the annual Teen Forum from July 30-Aug. 3 at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The week-long, half-day camp is for girls entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades. Speakers will be provided on topics ranging from self-esteem and fitness to service as well as crafts, team activities, snacks and prizes. Reserve your spot now by going to www.thebjwc.com to print the form and send it with payment of $70 to Brandon Junior Womans Club, P.O. Box 66, Brandon, FL 33509. For more information, call Donna Griffin at (813) 244-4758.Yard sale to benefit historic clubhouse renovations 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 informa tion, call (813) 645-8481.

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When I was a kid during a time when air travel was still exotic and romantic, and air travelers were known as the jet set, I loved everything about flying. I loved seeing the contrails of airliners paint the sky over my small hometown on the prairie. In those days, many small towns had scheduled air service, including mine with Northwest Orient Airlines flying in and out via DC-3s that were old, even then. Air travel has changed a lot since those days. There is no romance and the only adventure to speak of is wondering how badly you might be inap propriately groped trying to get through security and then wonder ing further how badly youll be smashed into a seat, with space that seems to shrink with each passing flight. Last weekend, my wife and I flew on a small airline out of St. Petersburg to spend Easter with my family in Minnesota. I had flown the airline before and it wassuitable. They offer nothing but direct flights, which is a big perk, and the seats dont recline, which at six-feet tall, I also con sider a perk because it saves my knees. The planes arent all that new, but they are clean. The big problem with this airline, however, is that liter ally everything you can imagine costs extra. Like most airlines, they charge a healthy fee to have luggage. If you want an assigned seat, pull out your credit card. If you want a glass of water or a soda in-flight, pull out your wallet. If you want to board in time to use the overhead storage racks, put down the cash for it. Snacks, of course, also cost extra and beginning last week they even started charging up to $35 for carry-ons. In other words, for a round-trip flight with a single suitcase and a carryon bag, you could potentially pay $120 just for the stuff most people need while traveling. You could probably FedEx it to yourself for less and let the delivery guy carry your luggage. Worse still, the airline had just made the local news for strand ing a group of 80 and 90-year-old World War II veterans at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. Apparently, a luggage truck scratched their plane and the veterans had to wait for another one. They were finally hauled off to a hotel during the late night hours for an unexpected extra night in the nations capitol. You just dont do that to war heroes, in my opinion especially not el derly war heroes. But these days, everything is so tight with airlines both big and small, that finding a replacement airplane was no small feat. A Florida Congressman un derstood that and began working to arrange for an Air Force jet as well as doctors and medication, if needed. It wasnt, but kudos to Congressman C.W. Bill Young. 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We are with you before, during and after the sale!Dress up your windows for Summer with Shutters Largest showroom in SouthShore area Your hometown ooring and window treatment specialist! Just say Moo!By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net The February shooting death of Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer has ignited a firestorm of interest, controversy and criticism, both nationally and globally. The incident has also appeared to open new racial and even political rifts. The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Martin in the chest with a 9mm pistol has not yet been charged with a crime and, at present, it is uncertain if charges will be filed. On Monday, special prosecutor Angela Corey, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, announced she would not convene a grand jury as part of the investigation into the shooting. Corey cautioned that the determination should not be considered a factor in the ongoing case. Martin was returning to a home at which he was a guest from a trip to a nearby convenience store and was carrying only his cell phone, a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea when he was shot on February 26. The incident has also sparked a national debate over Floridas Stand Your Ground law, with lawmakers in Tallahassee closely watching the case to determine if changes need to be made to the law. Far away from Sanford, the 30 to 50 people in attendance at the rally in Minnesota chanted, Know justice, know peace. Many in attendance were young people and several carried signs in honor of Martin. One young Caucasian man walked with a sign asking if he was safer because he was white and if so, why? The rally served to illustrate the farreaching nature of the incident. Despite being a small, rural community, Worthington is a highly integrated community with residents from several nationalities. It is estimated that 18 languages are spoken by students in the area schools.Rally in Minnesota See OBSERVATIONS, page 20

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10 APRIL 12, 2012 Bothersome Leg Veins and Available Treatments By John V. Dunne, MD, FACSAlmost 50% of men and women in the US suffer from some type of vein problem thats approximately 80 million Americans! Leg veins are the most common and include the larger, sometimes bulging varicose veins and the thinner web-like spider veins. Some people have leg pain or aching which prevents them from doing things they love and most dont like the way varicose and spider veins look. And some leg veins are a sign of a more serious health problem. Thanks to advancements in technology and phlebology (the study of veins), vein specialists can treat leg veins successfully in-office, with little discomfort and essentially no down time. Therapies beyond exercise and compression stockings that work include: Sclerotherapy (for spider and varicose veins) The doctor injects a chemical into the vein with a small needle to force it to seal shut, reabsorb and disappear Endovenous Laser Ablation (for varicose veins) The doctor inserts a laser fiber into the vein, heating it and causing it to collapse, shrink and disappear. Important things to consider if you are seeking treatment: technician in an accredited vascular laboratory and most plans cover some vein procedures. post-treatment adviceJohn V. Dunne of The Vein Center at Erasers is a board-certified vein specialist and vascular/thoracic surgeon in Lakewood Ranch and Sun City Center (established in 1976) 813.634.92604020 State Road 674, Suite 2, www.ErasersInc.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! Childrens author entertains with interactive story tellingChildrens author, Jan DiRuzzo, will be on site at the new Oopsie Daisy Upscale Boutique, Summerfield Shoppes Plaza, 11345 Big Bend Road, Riverview, reading The Lost Mermaid -A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree. There will be a guest appearance by the books character, Lily the Mermaid, and her pirate friend will join in an interactive musical reading. This is a free event so an RSVP is required and seating is limited. This book is appropriate for ages 1-12. She will be signing books so bring your copy. This event will take place from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This mythical tale will enrich your childs imagination, immerse them in a coastal landscape and marine life, and provide a valuable lesson about the danger of judging others by appearance or language--a lesson in cultural diversity that your child can apply throughout lifes journey. In February, Lily and her pirate friend had a guest appearance at Summerfield Elementary School and read to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes in the media center. Lily the mermaid and her pirate sidekick are available for school readings, presentations, and signings. For more information visit their website at www.LilyTheLostMermaid.com to order copies of her book and check out past and upcoming events. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Ham Dinner with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, April 30 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Meat Loaf with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets will be sold. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin 33570 and has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn what can be done through the Control Panel, how to install and remove software, and run a disk cleanup. Diagnosing and correcting common problems associated with Windows Operating Systems.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Art Gallery to host show openingVisit the Crawford Gallery for the Opening Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 to welcome artists Arthur Dillard and Janice James. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Arthur Dillard is a nationally known watercolorist who specializes in painting famous people and scenes. Janice James is well known in the area for her paintings of local historic places. She was recently selected as one of the artists to have her prints and note cards for sale in the Dali Museum gift shop in St. Petersburg. The show runs from May 3 through June 24. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at (813) 273-3652. PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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APRIL 12, 2012 11 GOT S C R E E N E D ?I F Y O U A R E C O NC E R NE D A B OUT A SK I N GR O W T H W E W O UL D BE H A P P Y T O E V A L U A T E I T F O R Y O U C A L L T O D A Y F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R S C R E E N I N G !N O W A C C EPT I N G A V M E D I N S U R A N C E Ho w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi cha e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .T h e S k in C a n cer C ent er s / D er m at ol o g y A s soc i a t es4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 S u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal )8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 S I G N U P F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R SCR EEN I N GBR I N G T H I S C O U P ON I N T O R E CEIVE A F R E E G I F T Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks and soon began to chronicle the areas history through the eyes of settlers descendants, first in the pages of The Shopper Observer News and then by compiling those reports in book form. At last count, she had created nine volumes opening windows on the past. Through her years in Ruskin, she has been involved in many community endeavors, has operated two clothing boutiques, and been crowned Tomato Festival Queen. Now nearing her 90th birthday, Maschek still writes a fishing column each week for The Observers. The Tampa Bay History Center exhibit will remain in place through the month of April, according to Mac Miller, an organizer of the Ruskin History Project. A second venue earmarked for spotlighting Ruskins outstanding women will be the local library on Sunday (April 15). From 1 to 4 p.m. that day, the Tampa -Hillsborough County Public Library System will be staging one of its road shows commemorating the facility, its keepers and its founders as it looks ahead to a milestone. Come 2014, the library network will celebrate its centennial, with the Ruskin Branch Library in the vanguard as one of the oldest in the system, according to Jennifer Dietz, a senior librarian managing the systems historical observances. In preparation, specialists will be on hand Sunday afternoon to video or audio tape all libraryrelated recollections of local residents, Dietz said. If someone remembers a story hour as a child or discovered a book at the library that impacted a life or met someone special at the library, wed like to hear the story, she added. County library personnel also will be scanning any documents related to the librarys history which local citizens may have in their possession for saving in its archives, the librarian noted. The scanning process does not harm the documents which are returned immediately to owners. In addition, a selection of about 20 Burgert Brothers photographs will be on display in the library during the afternoon. Burgert photos, taken by the Tampa professional photographers around the city and its environs through the early 20th century have graced calendars, exhibits and edifices across the region. And portions of the Ruskin Womans Club exhibit which was hung in the Tampa Bay History Center last month are to be displayed at the library on Sunday, The RWC panels presented at TBHC in March also traced the clubs 100 year history with photos, narratives and artifacts. The current Ruskin library building, dedicated in 1966, is a direct outgrowth of the first library cobbled together in Ruskin by Orcutt a century ago. Light refreshments will be available, courtesy of Friends of the Library. A third commemoration of Ruskins women and their achievements is slated for Saturday, April 21, inside and around the historic structure that now is the RWC clubhouse as the organization celebrates its 100th anniversary. The three-story home with architectural touches reminiscent of a Swiss Chalet and located on the west side of U.S. 41 just south of the Ruskin Inlet is the only original building that survived the 1918 fire that destroyed the first Ruskin College campus. It was the home of Dr. George McA. Miller and his wife, Adaline Dickman Miller, as they worked to build the commongood society membership and college student body. At the same time, the genesis of the contemporary womans group the 20th Century Club was developing, becoming a backbone of the community through the first world war and the subsequent depression. In 1940, Mrs. Millers family deeded the home to the Ruskin Womans Club that had evolved from the former organization. From its initial formation by Orcutt, through the years, Ruskin women sheltered and guided and grew their local library. Books were housed variously in the home of Aurora Edwards, an early pioneer, in the Miller house and in a little chamber of commerce office, before the first permanent library was established in the mid1920s. And, on April 21, members of the RWC, many in period dress, will celebrate it all during a public reception between 10 AM and 4 PM. Portions of the elaborate RWC centennial exhibit designed and coordinated by Dr. Tina Trent leading a team of five members will be displayed inside their clubhouse. And activities for children as well as their parents are being planned on the grounds, according to Betty Jo Council, an RWC officer. Light refreshments also are planned. Orcutt well might be astounded if she could see the results of her labors today. It might even trigger her wry sense of humor which was unleashed at one point as she lamented the loss of a barrel full of books in the inlet. Surely, it was for the instruction of the fish, she suggested, adding meaningfully that is why they are so hard to catch!Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Ruskin women It was not exactly a boom box, much less an MP3 with ear buds, but this Victrola (center, left) was the source of music that entertained students enrolled in Ruskins first college one hundred years ago. They danced on the third floor of their college presidents house, the structure near U.S. 41 just south of Ruskin Inlet with the Swiss Chalet touches that now hosts the Ruskin Womans Club. The old machine is just one of many now on display in a Tampa Bay History Center exhibit during April. Whats more, the exhibit is just one of three highlighting local history this month. PHOTO COURTESY DR. ARTHUR MAC MILLER

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12 APRIL 12, 2012 1311 Aston Gardens Ct. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Independent Living 813.642.8950 AstonGardens.com At S un Ci ty Ce nterAt S un Ci ty Ce nter At S un Ci ty Ce nterAt S un Ci ty Ce nter At S un Ci ty Ce nter At S un Ci ty Ce nter At S un Ci ty Ce nter At S un Ci ty Ce nter GARAGE SALE! DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT GROUP | MANAGED AND OPERATED BY LENDEREQUAL HOUSING LENDEREQUAL HOUSING Find some steals and deals at Americas awardwinning senior-living communitys Garage Sale Event. Residents have donated items to sell, with proceeds being donated to LifePath Hospice. Also come enjoy a hearty breakfast with us! Get your breakfast tickets in advance or pick them up at the door. Have fun! Friday, April 27 | Grande Clubhouse Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.Mimosas | Rafe Prizes | Model Home Tours FREE | Open to the Public | Tickets Required for BreakfastCall 813.642.8950 by April 24 to RSVP for Breakfast Sale Items and Financial Donations Accepted tied to a course are partially paid through Honors College program money. The London trip cost each student $1,200 plus their ticket, Cutchens said. But they each got a $600 scholarship toward that and if they lived in the dorm, they got an additional $200. Many had to work either full time or part time jobs to make up their portion of the fees. Some work all year to put themselves through school. Both the youngest and oldest students who took the trip work more than one job year round. Brandi Hollis, who recently moved to this area from Fort Lauderdale, has two jobs as well as her work as a student. At 27, she was the oldest student to go on the trip. Hollis has had to work hard to get her education, and eventually wants to be a magazine journalist. People say print news is a thing of the past, but I still believe in it and want to be in the field, Hollis said in a telephone interview April 5. To work for a magazine like Time would be my dream job. While in Fort Lauderdale, Hollis began working with A Child is Missing, a group that gets the word out in the early stages when a child or elderly adult is missing. She got a transfer to the Tampa branch, and now takes calls for the 24-hour service nights and weekends from law enforcement agencies across the country. Then she passes those descriptions and leads on in mass telephone call and text blasts. She also helps organize and present events for families that participate or work with the group. Besides this, Hollis works three days a week in the Student Center at USF making travel arrangements for individual students and groups. Lets say a team has to play in another state, Ill do the travel arrangements, hotelseverything, she said in a telephone interview April 5. The youngest student to take the trip was 20-year-old Sacia Mullins of Ruskin. Mullins works hard to stay in the Honors College yet she holds a full time job in the office of M & M Printing Company (owner of The Observer News) and besides this is doing an apprenticeship with Siggybunk Productions as a production assistant and camera woman. The artsy Liberal Arts major says she hopes working at small, independent film companies will give her the experience she needs to go after an acting career. Along with her school and jobs, she has studied music, plays the violin, harp, piano and sings; dances and does gymnastics. Cutchens says all her Honor College students are serious about making something of themselves. Fortunately, some others were also available for interviews. I definitely enjoyed this trip, said Alexandra Parrish. I think one of the things that I liked the most was that this was the first time that I was able to go on a trip without my parents, and it was fun to make my own decisions. I also learned a lot about budgeting my money. My favorite part of the trip was going to see Phantom of the Opera, followed by the visit to Westminster Abbey. I also enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people and getting to experience a different culture. Even though English is spoken, road signs looked very different because everything is measured in meters, Cutchens reminded me. And also that people drive on the left side of the road! Traveling to London was the most enriching experience of my life, said Allison Chalifoux. I feel that it not only strengthened my independence, it enabled me to cultivate my knowledge and better develop my self-sufficiency. I enjoyed getting to immerse myself in another culture and experience what they experience every day. And the food was delicious! The trip helped me gain a deeper appreciation for people different from me. Everything about London was beautiful. The antique buildings gave me the feeling of being hundreds of years in the past. There was so much history surrounding me that it made me feel that I was part of something special. The city reminds me of New York but there is one differencewhile the area is constantly bustling with activity, I never once felt rushed or frantic, as a big city often makes me feel. I felt more relaxed and able to take my time and enjoy the things around me. There is no sense of urgency, no sense of time being rushed that I didnt have an opportunity to enjoy myself. And the people there were so friendly. One week was not enough to see everything and do everything, Allison continued. There was so much I wish I could have done. It gave me a passion to travel back there one day and continue the journey I started. The group stayed at the Imi Hotel in London, near the famous Kensington Park, from March 11 through the 17th. During that time, they saw the Phantom of the Opera, went to Stonehenge, the Roman baths in Cambridge, Windsor Castle, and the site where the British Royal Air Force (RAF) worked with the Americans during World War II. Amanda Cutchens had been to England three times prior to chaperoning the students, having studied at Cambridge and then going twice on vacation. This whole thing is about the students learning to experience and appreciate other cultures and people, Cutchens said. I am just so glad to have had the opportunity to be with these students as they experienced London for the first time. It was an amazing trip, but it was the students that made it such a pleasure.London trip PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSacia Mullins of Ruskin works at one of her two jobs and a full time student at the USF Honors College. Part of a group that got to go to London in March, Mullins said it is one of the most exciting experiences she has had to date.The group of USF students from the Honors College visited Stonehenge while on a 7-day trip to London in March. Some made the Bulls sign deliberately in the group photo, said chaperone Amanda Cutchens, an academic advisor at the Honors College. From the left in the front row are Sacia Mullins, Melissa Mallory, Kathleen Sheridan, Marina Saad, Allie Parrish, Neala Kelly, Brandi Hollis. Second row: Sarah Zajd, Charmaine Oliver, Bjorn Nabergall, Jennifer Tejiram, Vince McCoige, Amanda Koslow, Terrence Alleyne, Allison Chalifoux, Kat Rachal, Breezy Paulus, and Rachel Brown. JOSH CUTCHENS PHOTO

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16 APRIL 12, 2012 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? Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a bagel brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeSunday, April 2211 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP to: Arlene 633-3340 Shelly 634-8092 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 SPRING Personal shred day plannedPayant Tax Services is holding its annual Personal Shred Day to celebrate the end of tax season. The Cintas Shred Truck will be in the parking lot of the Payant Financial Plaza located from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza. Join them for an around the world wine tasting to celebrate. Any questions, call Robyn Payant 813-633-7333.Travel EuropeLearn about the best of Europe with AAA travel prefered partners Brendan Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC For more information call 813633-4880. A second opportunity will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at 415 W. Robertson St., Brandon. For more information call 813681-5761.Field of Honor plannedThe quarterly Field of Honor Cer emony sponsored by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will be held at 10 a.m. on Satur day, April 14, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Park located at 3602 US Highway 301, Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This ceremony will honor all the casualities of the last three months who have died while participating in operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn by the reading of their names and the planting of an American Flag in their memory next to the thousands of flags already in the Field of Honor. Hosting this ceremony will be VFW Post 8108 from Riverview. The Riverview High School JROTC will provide the color guard. Marine Corps League Detachment #1226, Riverview will provide a firing squad and play taps and Chip Shields from Hillsborough County Fire/Rescue will sing the National Anthem. There will also be a special tribute given to an Iraqi Freedom war veteran who is the son of a Gold Star Mom, of the Gold Star Mothers of Amer ica, Inc. This ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For further information contact Walt Raysick the Veterans Council president at 813-653-4924 or by e-mail at wraysick@verizon. net. The Russians are coming...LYRA, a professional group of a cappella singers will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Prince of Peace Church. Trained by the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, this quintet is on a goodwill tour of America, singing selections of sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as Russian folk and love songs. The Knights of Columbus are proud to bring you this concert. All seating is reserved and the $10 tickets are available at Conesa Center from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For more information call Joe Frank at 633-1623. To hear a sample visit www.lyra-online.org. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netArt classes offered for elementary school age childrenClasses will be offered once again for elementary-age children at the Big Draw Studio. The first series of three classes will focus on drawing skills using different medias. The second series will focus on creating three-dimensional artworks. The cost for each series is $45 and includes all supplies. Series 1: Monday, April 30, May 7 and 14 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6-8 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 9-11 Series 2 Monday, May 21, June 4 and 11 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6-8 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 9-11 Each class size is limited to 12 children. To register and reserve your spot, email Margit Redlawsk at mmredlawsk@gmail.com. Pre-pay at www.ruskinbigdraw.com. Fishing has been mans pasttime for thousand of years. The first book I found on fishing was published in 1849 and was titled Fish and Fishing. I also found one on salmon fishing written in 1865. Today you can find thousands of books on how to catch most any species of fish. Even many celebrities have written books on fishing. This week I saw that Henry Winkler has a new publication entitled, I Never Met an Idiot on the River. You can read all of these books, and then go fishing, forget what you read and become a great angler. By going fishing by trial and error, you will become a great angler. Go fishing, dont sit home wishing. It takes practice, patience, and your own skills. Listen to the old timer who has fished all of his life; he could show you how to fish with a line, a hook, and a bambo pole. He can fish without any high priced fishing gear. He is the guy that is on a bike, with his basketful of fried chicken for lunch, and a cane pole in one hand. He doesnt own a boat, or if he does, he isnt buying the gas at the high price that it is today. He knows where the fishing are and when to catch them. He knows all about the tides, the water flow and when a full moon shows. He will tell you if the cows are laying down, you might as well stay home because the fish are not biting. He knows when to fish and when to stay home. Catching sheepshead can be tricky, as it is difficult to set a hook in their boney mouths.When first you feel a nudge, count to three, then jerk to set the hook. Many of the old timers call this fish the convict fish because of the pattern of black stripes on their bodies resembles that of a prison uniform.Dont sit home wishing -go fishingThey also have a mouth full of teeth very human-like including molars. With all of these teeth they still have a small mouth, so use a #1 hook or smaller to make a catch. This fish will swim close by to your bait and watches. By the time your three count is done he is ready to grab your bait, a live shrimp, crab, oyster, or sea worm. Some anglers break their shrimps in pieces, as they are using a small hook. Sheepshead is a great tablefare fish with lean white meat. Legal is l2 and 15 per harvest. Those in deeper waters are much larger. A 683-pound swordfish was caught offshore of Miami this week by using an electric reel. It cannot be recognized as a record catch because of the electric reel used. To make the record book you must use your own strength to bring in your catch. With so many fish its difficult for you to focus on just one species, so just fish and take home what you catch, or release carefully those you dont want. Grouper season is open again and there are many happy anglers out there. Charter boats are all aglow with the season open as their business is great. It seems that the high price of gasoline was more popular this By Jonie Maschek week, than fishing. Many were fishing from docks and land. The bridges were also full of anglers. Boats were left home. One angler told me that it took over $500 dollars to fill his boat. It would be dry-docked until the gas prices go down. Another told me that the cost of one fish was unbelievable if you count the price of gasoline. Trout are waiting for your catch, swimming happily in the grassy flats. Redfish are on the prowl in large schools. This fish is still a restricted catch. One per person per day not under l8 or more than 27. Freshwater has yielded a lot of pan fish with this great summer weather. I saw many catches of largemouth bass and freshwater catfish. Mullet are jumping in the rivers and canals and in the saltwater of the bay. The redfish and mullet are running together. Dont overcrowd your boat. There was 10 on board a boat in Miami, adults and children -the boat tipped over with all in the water. All were saved by some very brave people and the children did have life jackets on, which is the law. Take along plenty of sunscreen -please dont come back with a red-sheen. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALES

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Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. SCC ladies walk the walkTwo of the oldest ladies in Sun City Center, Thelma Crosby and Libby Hawbaker, 90 and 91, respectively, had fun proving they are also the fittest. They are shown displaying the shirts presented to them after walking 50 miles in eight weeks. The Friendship Baptist Church fitness club sponsored the event, and the machines (i.e. treadmills and rowing machines)contributed to the aid as well. Both women are members of the Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., SCC. Many townspeople also were feted. All of their ladies are looking foward to hosting a Tea on Saturday, April 14 at the church. Reservations are necessary. SCC Library receives donationThe Sun City Center Library, a community library funded and primar ily staffed by Sun City Center residents, recently received an unexpected donation of $885.65 from a fundraiser cruise, hosted by residents Sally Dittman and Mike Deeb. Sally has been a volunteer at the SCC Library for over 4 years, and decided to designate the library as the recipient of proceeds realized by a fundraiser cruise. Sally and Mike, along with 8 other couples, took a cruise aboard Holland-America Lines Eurodam, and worked with Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, to reward the library with a portion of the groups earned cruise credits. Elaine Birkinshaw, the vivacious new professional library administrator, was delighted to accept the donation and conveyed that it would be used to purchase additional travel DVDs and new fiction for the busy library. Birkinshaw said that over 72,228 items were circulated from this community library, and donations are welcome. This type of donation, in particular, helps to augment the popular facility for SCC residents. For more information on sponsoring a fundraiser cruise or tour to help benefit your organization or charity, call Jayne Kirse at SCC Travelworld at (813) 634-3318. Diners coupon booklet availableThe Sun City Center Kiwanis Club is offering their 2012/2013 Diners Coupon booklet for sale starting Monday, April 16 at the Kiosk in the Atrium Community Association. Kiwanis members will be there from 9 a.m to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during April and May 2012. Tickets will also be available from SCC Chamber of Commerce. This year they have ten excellent restaurants offering discounts. They include: Apollos Bistro, Beanies, Beef OBradys, Bella Cucina, Copper Penny, The Docks, Ozzies Buffet & Grill, Seafood Dive, Shenaniganz, and Sunshine Cafe (who just opened). Donate $10 and save up to $50. The Warrens to performThe Warrens, a musical family that has been traveling and per forming for over 25 years will appear on Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist in Gibsonton. They capitalize on old-fashioned biblical preaching and family style southern gospel music, with a slight bluegrass influence. They sing and preach in an average of 150 churches a year across the U.S. The family members are: David and Devanie, Rachel, Brent, Ethan, and Caleb. They specialize in playing live music on the guitar, bass guitar, fiddle, keyboard, banjo, dobro, and steel guitar, along with their singing.Gas pumping assistance now availableDisabled drivers officially get some assistance at the pump in Hillsborough County, as the County Gas Ordinance goes live on April 1. While County Ordinance 11-23, Gas Pumping Assistance For Persons With Disabilities, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, enforcement was delayed 90 days to allow gas station owners the time necessary to comply as appropriate. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires gas stations, including those offering self-service, to provide equal access for their customers with disabilities. For self-service gas stations, the ADA requires gas stations to provide refueling assistance upon the request of a customer with a disability if there is more than one attendant on duty at the station. At many gas stations, assistance can be received by calling the number on the decal at the pump. Violations of this Ordinance may subject the violator to civil penal ties or criminal prosecution as a misdemeanor, with a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 60 days, or by both. (We will need to be able to answer how we will check for and enforce violations.). A copy of County Ordinance 11-23 can be found online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/liaisons/ada/ and click Gas Pumping Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Ordinance.Caregivers offered support Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at Homewood ResidencePersonalized Assisted Living and Memory Care, 3910 Galen Ct. (just off Upper Creek Drive). They will provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, and confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will guide the group and answer questions and concerns. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Bev Hurley at (813) 633-4340 or email burley@brookdaleliving.com.1000 mile trek comes to an endCelebrate Earth Day with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition at 11:30 a.m on Sunday, April 22 at Stephen C. Foster State Park, 17515 Highway 177 Fargo, GA. For more information visit http:// www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/ events/earth-day-celebrationclosing-event/. NEW SHOWROOMCome visit our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com

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18 APRIL 12, 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 Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 Nelladele Henke AldrichNelladele Henke Aldrich opened her eyes in Heaven on the morning of April 6, 2012. She was born in Michigan City, Indiana on February 22, 1929, to Harvey and Pearl Henke. Nell married Cleo Todd Aldrich, Jr. on August 12, 1949. During their 62 years of marriage, Nell and Cleo served as missionaries in Bolivia, SA and worked at Gull Lake Bible Conference in Michigan. Nell earned her degree in Christian Education at what is now Cornerstone University and then worked as a Preschool director and teacher. After retiring, Nell also had the privilege of teaching English in China for eight weeks. Nell was also instrumental in getting the SCC Observer delivered to the Community in Kings Point. An active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed being involved in Bible studies and sharing her faith with whomever and wherever she could. Nell is survived by her husband, Cleo; sons, Gary (Judy), Geoff (Debra) and daughter, Gwen; Adopted children, Frank and Edith Blaszczak, seven grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Rev. Wilbur Henke (June) and preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Henke Johnson. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideons Intl, Sun City Camp, PO Box 5462, Sun City Center, FL 33573 or LifePath Hospice, 12973 N Telecom Pkwy, Ste 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL on Friday, April 13 at 1:00 PM. Paul H. DauerheimPaul H. Dauerheim, 80, of Sun City Center passed away on April 1, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 19 at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. Services are under the direction of Brewer & Sons South Tampa.Marion Mariece HoefgenMarion Mariece Hoefgen, Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Springfield, Missouri, with a deep religious conviction, passed away on March 22, 2012. She was born on February 11, 1918 in Osage, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by Nelson G. Hoefgen, her husband of 54 years, her mother and father, Edna and Clyde Stanley, as well as her twin brother, Charles M. Stanley. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca S. Bodden of Ruskin, Florida; a son, Samuel R. Hoefgen of Eureka, Missouri; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at National Cremation and Burial Society ( the former Lewer Funeral Home) in Ruskin, Florida on Monday, March 26. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Missouri.Bruno A. RamellaBruno A. Ramella, 90, of Ruskin, Fla passed away April 6, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a cement mason and was a 50 year member of the Cement Masons Local # 526 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and V.F.W. Post # 7505 in Mars, PA. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Katherine; a daughter, Pamela Bowen; three sons, E. Gregory (Sarah) Ramella, Gary (Suzanne) Ramella and Stephen (Sunok) Ramella; a brother, Frank (Pari) Ramella,12 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren and 3 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at St Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, Fla. Memorials may be made in Brunos name to St Anne Catholic Church Building Fund, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, Fla 33570. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla. Thomas D. WilliamsonThomas D. Williamson, 80, of Sun City Center passed away April 2, 2012. He was born in Niles, Ohio to George and Laura Williamson; graduated from McKinley High School and retired from Republic Steel in Warren, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rae Jean.Thomas had 9 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, many nieces, nephews and his dog, Truman. A celebration of his life took place Saturday, April 7, 2012.James T. BortellJames T. Bortell, 70, of Ruskin FL, passed away on March 23, 2012. He was born on July 2, 1941 in Knox, IN to Thornton J. and Lois G. (Teufert) Bortell, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Betty S. Bortell; son Jacob T. Bortell of Lithia, FL; and stepdaughter, Gina Gonzalez of Baytown, TX; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Stepson Harry L. Humphrey. He was buried with his hunting dog Gus in Crownhill Cemetery, Knox, IN, on March 29, 2012.InN MEmMOriRIUmMIn memory of our beloved son and grandson Edward L. Hoskins Jr. July 3, 1980April 20, 2010.Ruskin Aglow to meetRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 21 at Palm Gardens 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Roberta King from the area board. Come early and enjoy coffee and fellowship. For more information call Gloria at 813633-9613.Dueling pianos recital at United Methodist Church The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to present the Spring 2012 edition of Dueling Pianos: a Four and Eight-Hand Piano Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This program features eighthand (two players at two pianos) arrangements of the Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar by Edvard Grieg, works by Bach, Mozart, Clementi, and others plus popular tunes such as April in Paris and Tea for Two. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit website at www.sccumc.com.Holocaust Memorial Service plannedA community wide Yom Hashoa service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 to remember the victims of the Holocaust will take place at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East. The service will include prayers, memorial candle lighting, and survivors stories of the Holocaust. Songs representing the faith at the time of the Holocaust will be sung by a community choir led by Chuck Wirick. As a community participants will come together to remember what happened to the victims of Hitler, and to remember the heroes who did not live to tell their stories. The community is encouraged to attend.

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APRIL 12, 2012 19 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. Sound the Shofar to meetSound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m. on April 15 in the South Shore Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will continue speaking on the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith specifically Shavuot and Pentecost. For more information, call Pastor David at 477-1517. Everyone is welcome to attend.Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 beginning with refreshments, followed by a presentation on limited vision and aids that are available. A salad luncheon will follow the meeting. All Redeemer women guests are invited to attend. Redeemer Lutheran is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call 813634-1292.Beth Shalom Sisterhood to meetBeth Shalom Sisterhood of Sun City Center announces their closing luncheon and installation of officers for 2012-2013, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The catering will be provided by the Sandpiper Grille. Carol Ogle will entertain with her musical talent. The luncheon will be $12 per person. You can call in your reservation, or send your check to Carol Balent at 11449 Crestlake Village Drive, Riverview,33569. Payment must be in by April 23. The phone number is 813-8209-7227. This is Sisterhoods last hurrah for the season, a great reason to thank present and future Officers, and enjoy good music and a delicious lunch.Garage sale plannedRiver of Life Christian Center is sponsoring a garage sale from 7 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at 6605 Krycul Ave. Riverview, just off Hwy. 301 and Duncan Rd. Proceeds of the sale will go to sponsor youth events. For more information call 813645-5681.Womans Seder held at Beth ShalomWhat a wonderful time the women and children had at the Womans Seder held at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday, April 1. The seder was led by Rabbi Torop. The special Haggadahs which were written for womans seders were unique. They read the prayers, sang the songs, danced, honored the famous Jewish women, and most importantly, had a fantastic time. Ladies of the Congregation Beth Shalom enjoying their 2nd annual Womans Seder.Brandon Repertoire Chorale to performThe Brandon Repertoire Chorale will be presenting a program of choral music at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. This is at the East Campus, located at 1015 Del Webb E. There will be a free will offering with all the proceeds to go to the Youth Group at the church so that its members may attend such events as new beginnings and happyendings, a retreat established for the youth of the diocese. There will be a buffet dessert after the concert. The Brandon Repertoire Chorale consists of approximately 2 dozen men and women from the ages of young adults to 70+. They sing a wide range of music. The director is Debbie Woodfin, a retired chorus director at Burns Middle School. She is a past member of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the principal chorus of the Florida Orchestra. The pianist is Debby Mann. This is an opportunity for Sun City Center residents and surrounding community residents to hear an accomplished choral group.Ethnic pot luck dinner plannedThe Fun Brigade of the United Community Church is planning an ethnic pot luck at 4 p.m. on April 19 in the Great Hall at 1501 La Jolla Ave. What does that mean? Do you have a special or favorite recipe from your youth or family tradition? Prepare that dish and bring it to share with everyone and some of the family history and background. Be sure to label your dish with your name, nationality, and ethnic background of the dish. Perhaps this was Sunday dinner at Grandmas or a favorite July 4th side dish or Christmas dessert. Lets have fun sharing food, background and stories. There will also be a Silent Auction sponsored by the college. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Prince of Peace held fashion show On Thursday March 29 the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) of Prince of Peace Catholic Church held their annual Spring Fashion Show. The show Singing Into Spring was held at the Community Hall. CCW President, Marlene Frederick, presented a check for $1000 to Annette Bullock to help benefit the Food Pantry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at the event. The show featured a catered buffet lunch with Barbara Carlini providing music. After lunch a style show with fashions was presented. Kimberly Yasin narrated the event. Models were Fran Fallon, Prue Minton, Rosemary Reilly, Fran Rieves, Sharon Nathan, Aine Paik, Pat Bennis and Karen Jean Renzi. Over fifty gifts from local merchants were presented at the show. Karen Sochon and Aine Paik were co-chairpersons of the event.Because He Lives held at United Methodist ChurchAs a prelude to the annual Easter Sunday Cantata at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, twenty-five children carrying candlelit crosses processed to join the 60-voice Chancel Choir, Bellissima Bell Choir, chamber orchestra and organ for a rousing rendition of Gaithers popular resurrection song, Because He Lives. The Easter Cantata was the culmination of a full 8 days of Holy Week activities that started with a Palm Sunday concert featuring a joint presentation of The Seven Last Words of Christ by the choirs of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the UMC Chancel Choir. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Drama Team at the church presented three original dramas written and directed by parishioner Carol Stewart. Easter Sunday began with a Sunrise service followed by two presentations of the Easter Cantata each of which ended with a live butterfly release. Almost three thousand people attended the various presentations and services this past week. For more information call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6

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20 APRIL 12, 2012 He certainly understands the perils of flying commercial these days and he appreciates the value of our veterans. Our lives have been hectic of late, so for our Easter flight we decided to spring for the extra fees to secure assigned seats. For us it was a little bit of certainty in an increasingly uncertain world. We arrived at the St. PetersburgClearwater International Airport an hour early for our 6 a.m. flight, which is normally not a problem since that airport is generally not a busy place, especially at 5 a.m. Well, except for that day, anyway. On that day, it was extremely busy. There were problems with some of the passengers getting through security and we were still in a long line just to have our ID checked when we heard the announcement that they would soon be closing the doors to our flight. We heard a collective moan (and a few muttered threats) from our fellow travelers when a TSA agent ushered us to the front of the line for the ID check. I put our shoes, belts, phones, computer and small bags through the X-Ray while Michelle ran ahead to the gate to see if we would make it and we did, just barely, despite that the groping I had to endure took a few extra minutes. I hadnt had a chance to put my shoes back on by the time we reached the gate and I noticed that, among other things, I was still carrying Michelles purse and belt, along with a handful of cell phones. Im reasonably certain things were a lot more glamorous in the era of the jet set. We made it onto the plane, followed by a few other passengers who had also been delayed, only to find that our seats the seats we had purchased weeks ago had already been taken. It didnt matter in the least that we had already checked in for the flight at the ticket desk an hour ago. A very nice flight attendant took pity on us and started asking other single passengers if they would consider moving so Michelle and I could sit together. Every passenger she asked said No, every single one. In the hundreds of thousands of miles that Ive flown since the Observations%  naive dreams of my childhood, I have been asked to move to allow family members to sit together on a handful of occasions. Ive always agreed to do it, despite that it has always meant losing my aisle seat and being stuffed into a middle seat usually next to a cougher or a sneezer (somehow things always just work that way). Still, in our case, all the flight attendant was asking was for someone in one aisle seat to move to another aisle seat, yet she was refused. Its getting to be a cold world. Despite sitting a few rows apart while people who definitely did not pay for them occupied our reserved seats, Michelle and I were still able to communicate enough to swear off ever flying that airline again. Whats next? A shoe fee? A fee to wear a jacket? A restroom fee? The fees are insidious and the rules are strict and unyielding. Break one, or even bend one just a little, and pay big seems to be the philosophy. Later, when they were offering beverages and snacks for sale, I sincerely thanked the flight attendant for unsuccessfully trying to make arrangements so Michelle and I could sit together. She smiled and gave me a beverage at no charge. What it boils down to is that the highly paid CEO of this airline has done everything imaginable to ensure that I will never, ever spend a single red cent to fly on this airline again, but an underpaid flight attendant managed to appease my increasingly dim view of the airline with an act of kindness and understanding. It does make me wonder just who is more valuable for that company: the CEO or the flight attendant. I know what the answer is its too bad the CEO doesnt. Im thinking its not very likely hell share some of his salary or bonuses with her. Thats too bad, too, because she had earned it. Flying today isnt anything like the dreams of my childhood, unfortunately. I wish that somehow a modicum of romance and adventure could be returned to it, but Im fairly certain a CEO would manage to find a way to charge a fee for that, too. The romance long gone, packed into a cattle car is a good way to describe todays flying experience. Remarkably, a simple act of kindness from a nice flight attendant can really have a positive impact. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Hillsborough County Commissioners heard the results of an audit of the Countys Health Care Plan at their regularly-scheduled Board meeting Wednesday and an action plan from staff to streamline and improve the Plans client eligibility review. Commissioner Sandra Murman called for the audit last year. The evaluation of the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan (Plan) showed some current members no longer qualify, and by moving these members to other programs where they do qualify, new eligible individuals could be added. A random sampling of 380 Health Care Plan members found that 18% were no longer eligible and another 18% need better documentation to demonstrate their eligibility. The County is implementing a number of changes in response to the findings. The new approach features a restructuring of duties to form a health care team dedicated solely to conducting reviews of applicants eligibility. This new team recently received advanced training on eligibility screening, enrollment practices, and the new data-gathering technology, as it has the potential to verify a persons eligibility for other social service programs and county-wide services. Though Plan participants are reviewed every six months, past enrollment practices included using an older applicant verification system. In addition, social workers were multi-tasking with each applicant to test their eligibility for many different types of social serv ices, each with different County to improve its health care planeligibility requirements. Hillsborough County will begin an immediate eligibility review of the approximate 14,000 Plan members using the new data-gathering technology. Should any Plan member be determined to no longer meet the Plans eligibility criteria, they will be notified and transitioned to other community resources in a responsible manner and timeframe.The Hillsborough County Health Care Plan is funded by a sales tax. To be eligible, applicants must be a legal U.S. and Hillsborough County resident; have income at or below 100% of the federal poverty level; have assets within established guidelines; not be eligible for other health care coverage; and not be in violation of the three strikes policy.

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For statewide wildfire updates and additional wildfire information, visit www.floridaforestservice.com or follow the departments Florida Forest Service on Facebook or Twitter. For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit. www. FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook or Twitter.Florida Blueberry CobblerFilling 1 stick butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drain 1 cup sugar Topping 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1/2 cup milk Filling: Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the butter in an 8x8-inch square glass baking dish (no substitutes), and melt the butter in the microwave. In a mixing bowl, combine lemon juice and blueberries. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the blueberry mixture to the baking dish with the melted butter. Do not stir. Topping: Combine all of the topping ingredients in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the blueberries and bake 45 minutes, or until brown. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Blueberry-Lemon Corn Muffinspaper muffin cup liners 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 375 F and line six 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners. Melt butter and cool. Into a large bowl sift together flour and baking powder and whisk in cornmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest, and a generous pinch salt. In a bowl whisk together melted butter, milk, and yolks and add to flour mixture with half of blueberries, gently stirring until just combined. Divide batter evenly among cups (batter will fill cups) and press remaining blueberries into tops of muffins. Sprinkle tops of muffins evenly with remaining tablespoon sugar. 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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BAAPRi I L 12, 2012SRnt Andis Big DayMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAndi with Michelle after her graduation from obedience school. And with her graduation present. It lasted all of three days before it was destroyed -a new record, perhaps.Stray animals are a heartbreaking and unnecessary problem in South Hillsborough.By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netShe arrived at our house as a frighteningly skinny puppy, but certainly not all that frightened. She had (and still has) an annoying habit of greeting people by jumping up to smash noses with whatever unlucky individual happens to even slightly bend over in her presence. Even with all of her bones clearly visible through her thin coat of fur, she bounded about as a happy puppy without a care in the world. I guess she had reason to be from her perspective, she had found a home. Within a week or so of her arrival, my wife found her a real home real meaning not our home already overflowing with three dogs. Michelle dropped her off with the adoptive mother and drove home thinking all worked out well. But the next morning, the adoptive mother called asking us to take the dog back. She cried all night and is still crying, the woman said. Ruskins CARE animal shelter was full so Michelle brought her back home and we named her Andi. She didnt cry again, unless we made the mistake of trying to take her somewhere in the car without the other dogs. She learned her lesson from the first time. When she showed up back in 2006, we lived in a part of town we later found out was considered an animal dumping ground. We had been told that some snowbirds enjoyed having a pet for the winter but would not take them back to their homes in the north. Thus, when it was time to head for home in the spring, they would drive down to the country road near our house and let the winter pets go. If there really are people who do such things, I have a feeling theyll find out that hell is a completely dog-less place. But whatever her circumstances were prior to meeting us, Andi was determined that our home would be hers. Andi is insane. Of course, there are numerous definitions of insanity and hers would surely be a fringe definition. She has boundless energy, seems eternally happy, and cant stand to see another dog get some attention without barging in and forcing some attention on herself. It doesnt matter that shes the smallest dog in our house, in her mind shes the biggest of them all. When treats are passed out, weve learned to give Andi two while the rest of the dogs get one. Having two will sometimes dissuade Andi from cheerfully, yet earnestly, taking the treats away from the other dogs. It seems the other dogs have resigned themselves to it, too. Sammy, the biggest dog, will at most let out a whiny little yelp when she takes his treat away. But he knows that attempting to keep it is futile. Andi is cheerfully relentless. Im certain her biggest wish is that she had pockets so she could safely stuff away and keep all of the dog treats. We researched her breed on the web and one person with experience with her type of dog strongly recommended that she be given a job within the household. Having a job would help her to deal with her energy level and obnoxious assertiveness. Unfortunately, I am reasonably certain the only job Andi would want would involve a badge and, quite possibly, a gun. I have a feeling that Andi would love nothing more than to arrest people and dogs at will sometimes for thinking they should have a treat all to themselves, sometimes just for the fun of it. After nearly six years of unbounded energy and seemingly endless happiness (that sometimes directly corresponded with the unhappiness of our other dogs), Michelle decided that it was time for Andi to go to school. She signed up for an obedience course in Brandon and painfully loaded Andi up into the car without the other dogs. Andi, of course, cried and shivered convulsively for the entire trip but magically transformed herself into a perfect angel dog once inside the canine classroom. The instructor commented on how well behaved she was and the human parents of the other dogs in the class applauded her good work during the lessons. Week after week, the same scenario played out, with Andi celebrating her joy at actually being allowed to return to our home by attempting to leap six feet into the air to nose-smash me once back inside the house. And then the day came for her final tests and possible graduation from obedience school. Andi was nearly flawless on the tests that included everything from leaping through a hoop to walking past a treat purposely left on the floor (she was tempted, but she resisted). Im sure that she was the best dog in the class. Of course, most of the class was made up of impetuous puppies that cared far more about treats and adventure than they did about a diploma. Andi cared about the diploma. She posed courteously with the little mortarboard on her head as the instructor took her photo. Later in the pet store, she picked out a toy a stuffed pink gorilla as a graduation present and was so careful with it that it lasted for nearly three days before it was completely destroyed. In those three days, she was never seen without it if she was awake, it was in her mouth while her tail wagged happily; if she was napping, she would be curled up with it. There are more advanced obedience classes available and I think Andi would like to take them. Who knows, maybe after the next one shell get a badge. Stray dogs and cats are an unnecessary problem in South Hillsborough and almost all of them would, like Andi, prefer to nap on a couch than on the street. Shelters such as CARE are often filled to capacity. For pet owners, the responsibility begins with spaying or neutering your animals. In the Tampa Bay area, there are several no or low cost programs to help. For more information, visit www.aspca.org. For those looking for the best and most sincere form of companionship, visit CARE at www.careshelter.org or call 813645-CARE (2273). You wont find Andi there but certainly a dog or cat is waiting to fill your heart. Treats (and diplomas and badges) are always good, but a formerly stray dog or cat will be happy to just be in the same room as you. Andi listens intently before class begins. A stray that just wandered into our lives as a skinny puppy, she has certainly made things more interesting for us.

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2B APRIL 12, 2012East Bay athlete signs full-ride scholarship to HCCEast Bay High School baseball star Emmanuel Rodriguez signed a fullride scholarship with Hillsborough Community College on March 29. Rodriguez is the only East Bay athlete to sign a scholarship this year. I wanted to go there, it is a good opportunity for me, he said after signing the scholarship papers with a room full of family, friends, coaches (both current and future) and teachers looking on. With the exception of playing baseball, Rodriguez is still open on his plans for his course of collegiate study.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Made in America concert plannedThe community is invited to a spring concert presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The band will perform music by American composers and arrangers during the concert, titled Made in America. The event is $5 at the door and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information call (813) 569-1771 or email info@ehcb or visit www.ehcb.org. Fr ee meal and giveaway s prov ided t o all att endees. T o r egist er f or the 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) News Releases. ............ . ................... . .................. Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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APRIL 12, 2012 3B 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. Cypress 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. Area poet featured at Southshore LibraryAward-winning poet John Foster of Sun City Center has been invited by the Southshore Regional Library to celebrate National Poetry Month with a presentation at 2 p.m. on April 12 in the Community Room. Through the medium of PowerPoint, the poet will share his work in a program entitled Patterns in Poetry. The audio-visual presentation will feature examples of more than a dozen popular forms of poetry. Unlike most readings, this event will allow listeners to view Fosters poems and hear them simultaneously. Admission is free. Known for his instructive and entertaining programs, John Foster has given workshops and readings throughout west central Florida. His poetry, which has been featured in newspapers, magazines and professional journals, has won awards at both state and national levels. He is currently at work on a fourth collection of poems. Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The featured speaker is Barbara Zdravecky, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Her topic will be Women are Watching: An Update on Womens Health Care. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.Pancake BrunchThe Sun City Shrine Club are hosting a pancake brunch benefit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. The payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions.Celebrate lifeLifeLink of Florida invites the community to Link Hands for Life on Saturday, April 14 in Centro Ybor. Free food, crafts for children and adults, face painting and more will be available from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., and the main event, where transplants recipients, family members of organ donors and the community will be encouraged to link hands in celebration of organ and tissue donation, will occur between noon and 12:30 p.m. Free tshirts will be given out on a first come first served basis until they are gone. Also, The Casey Connection, a short documentary detailing the unexpected connection between two families after organ donation and transplantation, will show at Centro Ybor Muvico at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and admission will be free. For more information call LifeLink at 813-253-2640. LifeLink of Florida is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. Performer announces gigsLocal musician Randy McNeeley and his band invite the public to Mango Jos, 2626 College Ave., Ruskin, at 9 p.m. any Wednesday during April. For more information call 813-516-3424 or email randymcneely20@yahoo.com.Spring Fest showcases the best of Riverview!The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th Annual Community Festival. This years event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview. This years Spring Fest will include a High Rollers car show, a kids play area with inflatables, games, face painting, pony rides and much more! There will be a variety of food vendors, live music, martial arts and dance performances, singing by local high school performers as well as merchandise vendors. Spirit FM 90.5 will also be onsite. There will be something for everyone! There is no charge for parking and admission is free. Make a difference by attending and showing your support of your community! For more information, call the Riverview Chamber office (813) 234-5944 or visit www.RiverviewChamber.com.

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4B APRIL 12, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy Weichert, Realtors Southshore changes locationsWeichert, Realtors SouthShore has announced that the companys new address at 6160 North U.S. Highway 41 in Apollo Beach is easily accessible. The new location makes the office more geographically convenient for realtors and clients alike, plus additional amenities include expanded parking. Everything about our new location says welcome to our up-to-date, client-friendly office, said Broker/Owner Colin Howgill. The company became a Weichert franchise in July, 2004, and has established itself firmly as a reliable source for buyers and sellers in the marketplace. Its agents consistently win recognition for outstanding achievement, both locally and from the Weichert franchise networks national office. The agency itself earned a Weichert Silver Scoop award for outstanding public relations efforts in the community. Weichert, Realtors SouthShores telephone number remains the same, 813-6491002 and the Web address is www.wrsouthshore.com. Copper Bell celebrates second locationOn Thursday, March 15 the Copper Bell Cafe hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their 2nd location located at 11228 Boyette Road, Riverview, Florida. This award winning restaurant offers a great, casual dining atmosphere with quality homemade food for breakfast, lunch and catering. A private party room is also available for special occasions or business meetings. For more information, visit the Copper Bell Cafs website www.copperbellcafe.com or call (813) 671-1100 or email copperbellcafe@ verizon.net. Chamber members turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Copper Bells 2nd location.Riverview Plumbing, LLC. opensOn Monday, March 19 Riverview Plumbing, LLC. hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their grand opening. A fully licensed and bonded plumbing company, Riverview Plumbing, LLC, services all of Hillsborough County. Owner, Randy Ramos, holds one guiding principle which is to treat the customer with honesty and respect while providing the absolute best service possible. To see a listing of services provided, visit www.riverviewplumbingllc.com or call (813) 671-0557 or email randy@ riverviewplumbingllc.com.Ribbon cutting ceremony for Riverview Plumbing, LLC. BUSINESS NEWS Does your business have news to share?Let customers know when you have something to brag about or a positive change in your way of doing business. The Observer News wants to help local business owners by delivering your information to a captive audience in South County. For information on advertising or sharing your news, contact us at 813-645-3111.

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6B APRIL 12, 2012An angler takes a DNA scrape from the outer jaw of a tarpon.Study reveals new information about tarpon movement Gopher tortoises move slowly through spring training of grazing, burrow-digging Like a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow. Look for gopher tortoises distinctive domed brown shells and stumpy legs, as these landdwellers make their way through Floridas open canopy forests and sandy areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to remember that gopher tortoises are good neighbors, so leave them and their burrows alone. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works with, and is grateful to, the homeowners, landowners, businesses and public agencies willing to share their lands with gopher tortoises and their burrows, said Deborah Burr, the FWCs gopher tortoise plan coordinator. This state has made progress in reversing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing direction to developers, including re-locating tortoises if necessary, and help to people interested in making room for tortoises. Floridas first Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was adopted by the FWC in 2007 and is being updated this year as scheduled. More than 50 individuals and stakeholders already have made suggestions on improving the 2007 plan, and proposed draft revisions to the plan are available online at the GTTAG SharePoint site for review and public comment. To comment, go to MyFWC.com/ GopherTortoise and click on the Management Plan link. Since the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan took effect in 2007, an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored and managed; protected tortoise habitat expanded by more than 6,500 acres; and more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were humanely relocated from development sites. In addition to changes in Floridas economy, the needs of the gopher tortoise have changed since the plan was first approved in 2007, Burr said. The proposed revisions to the plan include new actions that the FWC and our partners can implement together to improve the status of the species, and help secure viable populations well into the future. She added, We accepted written comments on the first draft of the revisions until April 10. There will be additional public-comment opportunities through July on each improved draft of the plan. In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their extensive burrows, which provide shelter to more than 350 other native species. Generally, the only time people should pick up and move a gopher tortoise is to help it get across a road. Remember, though, not to put the tortoise in your car. Do point the tortoise in the same direction it was going when you picked it up, but never put it in the water because it is a land animal. The best long-term protection for this state-threatened species is the people who are aware of gopher tortoises needs and happy to share their lawns and lands with the tortoise that can live to 40 to 60 years in the wild. For more information, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise. Seven years into the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory are gaining new insights into tarpon movement and seasonal habitat preferences. With the help of anglers participating in the study, researchers have confirmed that some tarpon move long distances, and others stay close to home. Biologists have also found evidence of a connection between tarpon habitats in southwest Florida and those of the Florida Keys. Anglers sampled two tarpon in Charlotte Harbor during August 2010. Both fish were caught the following spring in the Florida Keys more than 150 miles away. These tarpon were initially sampled inshore at the end of a spawning season, in close proximity to offshore areas in the Gulf where spawning is presumed to occur. Sampling of another tarpon showed the fish can travel a similar distance in a shorter time. That tarpon was caught near Islamorada in July 2011, about one month after an angler reeled it in during peak spawning season near Sarasota. Researchers can track these tarpon thanks to volunteer anglers who submit tarpon DNA samples to the FWC. When an angler catches and samples a tarpon that was previously sampled, a recapture occurs. Through recaptures, biologists can compare catch times and locations to determine movement. In the study, the farthest distance recorded between an initial catch and a recapture is approximately 280 miles. That tarpon was reeled in near Apalachicola in July 2007 before it was recaptured near Captiva in May 2009. Anglers have submitted over 13,000 tarpon DNA samples to the FWC, including more than 4,000 in 2011. Among the samples, researchers have documented about 100 recaptured tarpon. Anglers who would like to assist the study can obtain a free, easyto-use tarpon DNA sampling kit by emailing TarponGenetics@ MyFWC.com or by calling 800367-4461. A new video provides a step-bystep look at how an angler takes a tarpon DNA sample for the study. The video, produced by Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Communications, can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/ user/MyFWCsocial. For more information on the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Saltwater, and select Tarpon Genetics under Tarpon. FWC PHOTOSA tarpon jumps out of the water after it is hooked by an angler. Placing a sponge with the silver tarpon skin sample into a vial.FWC PHOTOS

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7B 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 A ve., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 APRIL 12, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 260 FRUITS/VEG.U-pick Tomatoes Artesian Farms SR 674 at 27th St. SE, Ruskin. Behind the Circle K. 8am-5pm. 7 days a week. 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! 105 PERSONALThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. BK 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost New T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateDesigner Showroom Closing Extra 20% off already discounted 50%-70% Cash or check. M-F 9am4pm 139 S. Pebble; Beach Blvd., SCC.813633-8855 between CVS & Winn Dixie SCC garage sale. 2027 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Friday, April 13, 8amnoon. Lots of good cheap stuff. L adies, mens & young adult clothes, low prices. DVD & CD racks, Winnie T he Pooh teapot, palm tree candlestick, Beanie Babies, typewriter. G ood odds & ends. King size covers. Apollo Beach Blvd to Fairway to 545 Frandor Place. Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday 9am-2pm. Home decor & accessories, Christmas decorations, candle holders, Fiesta ware & more 4/14, 8am2pm. 809 Chipaway D r., A pollo Beach. Yard sale. S aturday & S unday 7am-3pm. S omething for everyone. C D s, furniture & more. 1618 Wagon Wheel Rd., Sundance 501 F lamingo D r., A pollo Beach. S aturday, 8:30am-noon. F urniture, microwave, misc kitchen & house area rugs, misc. Apollo Beach. 6310 Wisteria Lane. F riday & S aturday, 4/13 & 4/14. F uji 26 folding bike, G riswald cast irons, old tube radios, antique outboards, wine making, fishing marine & the list goes on. Other sales on Block. Collectibles, lamps, ceramic molds, paints, brushes, magazines, Kiln, C D s, etc. 1813 A llegheny D r., SCC. Saturday only. 9am-2pm Neighborhood sale. Apollo Beach. ing gear, boating supplies, ham mock, wine making, Kirby vacuum. Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 8am-1pm. Wisteria Lane 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Mens Wear Sale50% offall Mens ClothesPlus, the secret sale 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALENeighborhood. sale Friday & Saturday, 4/13 & 4/14, 8am-2pm. Emerald Lake, Caloosa Creek, Caloosa Lake. Dont miss this one! 831 Kings Leon, SCC. Everything must go including kitchenware, small appliances, TV s, furniture, other items.. April 12 -14. 941755-5706 Yard sale. April 14, Saturday, 9am2pm. 3623 Petrova Circle, Ruskin (off Universal Dr) Everything must go. Baby stuff, TVs & more. Down sizing. Everything must go. 1701 F lamingo L ane, S CC. A pril 12, 13 & 14. Golf cart, tools, patio set, lamps, etc. T hursday, F riday & S aturday, 8am-3pm. Too much to mention. Jewelry, antiques pedal sewing machine. 110 4th S t., N W, R uskin. Lots of treasures. 312 ESTATE SALES BEVERLY' s ESTATE SALESSUN CITY CENTERFour-Piece Office Suite w/Trundle Bed, Two Queen Bedroom Suites, One King Mattress, Six-Drawer Maple Dresser and Mirror, Queen Size Like-New Sleep Sofa, Dining Table, China Cabinet and 6 Chairs, Formal Green Tone Couch & Chair, Large Den Sofa & Loveseat, Leather Recliner w/Ottoman, Half Moon Parlor Desk, Wooden Kitchen Table, 4 Chairs, Dark Expandable Entertainment Center, Small Desk, Pull-Down Desk, 4 Bar Stools, Server, Coffee Table, Old Sewing Machine, Rattan Tea Cart, Grill, TV, Linens, Clocks, Lamps, Small Appliances, Pictures, Hangings, Outdoor Furniture, Designer Mens Clothes, Vacuum Cleaner Collection, Large Collection of Longaberger Baskets and Very Large Collection of Christmas Decor. Everything for sale, including house -4BR/3BA/3CG.633-1173 or 508-03073723 Gaviota(Cypress Creek Blvd. to Upper Creek Dr., Upper Creek to La Paloma, left on Gaviota)April 13 & 14 7:30am-1pmVillage of Cypress Creek (La Paloma) Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 2229 New Bedford Dr., SCC(off S. Pebble Beach)2006 Yamaha Golf Cart, No Boundaries Mobility Chair; Furniture: Dining Room Suite w/Server, Lift Chairs, Sofa & Loveseat, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Queen Bedroom Suite w/Craftmatic Bed, Computer Desk, Patio Furniture, Twin Beds, Tea Cart, Bookcases, Entertainment Centers, Swivel Rockers, TVs; Exercise Equipment: ProForm Treadmill, Rebok Step Exerciser; Misc.: Artificial Plants, Garage Cabinets, Trunk, Stereo w/Speakers, Lots of Craft Items; Collectibles: Waterford, Hummels, Royal Doulton, Sterling, Jewelry (Vintage & Costume); Clothing: Ladies Large Sizes & Childrens Clothing; Household, Kitchen and Misc Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales NETTIES ESTATE SALES6308 WISTERIA Lane(Apollo Beach Blvd., left on Lake Sunrise Dr., left on Bal Harbour, left on Wisteria Lane)APOLLO BEACH 33572Fri & Sat., April 13-147 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225This Sale Is Worth The Drive!Contents include: Adorable Palm Tree Wrought Iron Entrance Table w/Matching Mirror, Tropical Home Decor and Art, Beautiful Tiffany Style Lamps, Matching Sofa, Loveseat & Side Chair, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, China Cabinet, Sectional Sofa, Coffee & End Tables, Computer Desk, Office Chair, Beautiful Vintage Roll Top Desk, Patio Set, Recliner, Bar Stools, Side Chairs, Gorgeous Tropical King Sleigh Bedroom Set, Collectibles, Egyptian Samovar, Brass Collectibles & Wall Ornaments, Antique Vesta Sewing Machine, Glassware, Home Decor, Household & Garage Items, Tools and MORE! Please Park on Side of Sale Due to Emergency Vehicles. (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE AT 312 CALOOSA WOODS LANE IN SUN CITY CENTER) NETTIES ESTATE SALES312 Caloosa Woods Lane(off E. Del Webb)Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., April 13-147 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225Contents Include: La-Z-Boy Reclining Sofa, Cream Leather Chair w/Ottoman, Large Ocean/Beach Paintings, Desk, Office Chairs, White Wicker (2) Twin Bedroom Set, White Wicker Floral Sofas, Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Queen Bedroom Set, Queen Anne Style Occasional Table, Beautiful Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Hutch & Dry Sink, Coffee & End Tables, Foot Locker, Thomas Kinkade Collectibles, Red Rooster China, Area Rugs, Kitchenware, Home Decor, Household, Garage Items, Treadmill, Health Rider, Tools, and Many More Treasures, TOO Much To List! Please Park on Side of Sale Due to Emergency Vehicles. (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE AT 6308 WISTERIA LANE IN APOLLO BEACH!!) 312 ESTATE SALES Dining Room Table w/Cane Back Chairs, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Sofa, Rockers, Sleeper Sofa, Whitewash Double Bedroom Suite, Twin Beds, Chests of Drawers, End Tables, Lamps, Philips TV, Computer Desk, Dinee Set w/2 Chairs, China, Antiques & collectibles (Silver Coins, $2 1899 Silver Certicate, Belt of British Coins), Jewelry, Kitchenware & Garage Items. P P S S Swww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1524 Chevy Chase, SCC Fri. & Sat., April 13-14 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! Say you saw it in the Observer NewsE-MAIL St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.)Welcome Back to St. Vinnies... DONATIONS NEEDED

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APRIL 12, 2012 THE SHOPPPPERR RRENTALLS600 M.H. HOUSIING550 PRPROF. SERR VIICES650 565 mM. hH. InN Pa ARKsS SERR VIICES700 Ruskin 55+ senior park. Recent ly remodeled, beautiful 12x65, 4br/2ba MH, new 3/4 ply-board 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 COUNTRY BUT CLOSE! Looking for room to roam? Put your home on this 8+ acres piece with no close neighbors. Priced at $99,000 and septic in place. Property zoned for 5 homes. Have your whole family close. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. SUN CITY CENTER SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO MONTHLY HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION FEES!! Beautifully maintained home in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. A new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This popular floor plan offers 1803 sq. ft. of living space with lots of closets and 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 WATERFRONT LOT Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with seawall and no bridges to the bay. Enough room for a large motor or sailboat. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available & no HOA. $90,000 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 START A WISH LIST of all the activities of which you want to take advantage in Sun City Center because original owner has maintained home in excellent condition leaving lots of leisure time for you. Outstanding 2BR/2BA plus den, large kitchen, breakfast room, living/dining combo, master bedroom with sitting area and 2 walk-in closets. Must see at $199,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING LIKE SO MANY OTHERS TO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Nows your chance to buy an immaculate, move-in ready home quickly. 3BR/2BA 2-story, downstairs master BR, updated kitchen and bath, newer upgraded carpet, deck, 2-car garage. Lots of custom features. Just $159,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 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. BEAUTIFUL SUMMERFIELD HOUSE with 3BR/2BA, split plan, huge MBR & walk-in-closet, and 2-car garage, this house is on conservation lot and pond. Ceramic tiles in living areas, large kitchen with dining area, lots of cabinets and pantry closet, vaulted ceilings, large screened lanai facing water and much more! Great location close to Hwy. & shopping, still peaceful. $121,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CLEARED ACREAGE IN TOWN: 4.66 acres in Ruskin, close to main Hwy. and shopping, in area of new subdivisions. Great spot for your dream home, or investment for future development. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 72 ACRES FARMLAND IN RUSKIN: Presently farmed, this property has several wells, and is located in a warm area, close to town and major Hwys. $779,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 330 FuURnNItuTUReE 331 APPLIancesANCES 4515 360 GoOLfF CaARtsTS 390 mMIscSC. foFOR saSALeE MARIRINE400 RREALL ESTATE500 425 SLIPsS oOR StoTORageAGE Storage RRameys Business PPark 456 TRucUCKsS an AND Vans ANS 458 Pa ARtsTS & seSERv VIceCE TRRANSPPORRTATIION450 ADDITIONALCASH Bonus 511 housesHOUSES foFOR saSALeE SUN CITY CENTER RENTAL: Very nicely updated and furnished 2BR/2BA, freshly painted, with enclosed lanai overlooking nature preserve, utility-room and attached carport. Available after May 10th (and before October) $800/mo. RUSKIN NICE AND CLEAN OLDER MOBILE-HOME, on large fenced corner lot. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area, air conditioned sun room, inside utility, double carport, roofover and 2 sheds. No HOA. $41,000. REDUCED! 2BR/2BA (1988) DOUBLEWIDE HOME with L shaped living/dining room and built-in china cabinets, large enclosed addition, inside utility-room, attached shed and carport. Nice lot, no HOA. $49,900. Claire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 2BR/2BA in Andover, KP, new carpeting. Owner will finance, 5% interest with $3000 down..... $22,000 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated..$59,900 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, furnished or unfurnished........... $700 per month 512 ConONDosOS FoOR SaALeE 565 M.H. InN PaPARKsS55+ park 2br/1.5ba, sun room, repair needed, but not necessary. 570 M.H. onON AcCReageEAGE 610 Wate ATERfFRontONT RentaRENTALsS611 HousesOUSES foFOR RentENTRuskin 2br/1ba, fenced yard, nice 612 APtsTS. foFOR RentRENT 613 ConONDosOS foFOR RentRENT 614 DuDUPLeEX foFOR RentRENT 621 PPLacesACES toTO ShaHAReE 630 M.H. RentaRENTALsS2br/2ba doublewide. Ruskin area. 630 mM hH RentaENTALsS For RRent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 646 Wa ARehouseEHOUSE SPace ACE 651 BooOOKKeeEEPIngNGQuickBooks 680 a ADuULt T/chCHILD caCAReE Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 704 JunUNK RemovaREMOVALBuyers Marketplace &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 in Hillsborough Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Section 12 FOR SALE2 Adjoining Burial PlotsCurrent value $7190 Will sell for $6000 Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINSPaying 20x or more depending on the marketPaying Higher than Hotel/ Motel Buyers & Buyers Set up in Chamber of Commerce!Watch out for Counterfeit Coinsnow being sold & circulated in this area.Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS

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