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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORESCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer Family Owned & Operated813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com YOUR PURCHASE OF $1,999 OR MORECannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon must be presented at time of sale. Not valid on previous orders, sale items, area rugs or cash and carry orders. Expires 5/31/12 April 19, 2012 Volume 56 Number 13 2 Sections PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOOaks, pines and palmetto scrub are intermingled with wildflowers in various areas under consideration for release from the ELAPP program. This photograph was taken at the northeastern tip of the area. YMCA proposal prompts questions about changing uses of ELAPP landsThree public meetings scheduled before Commissioners voteBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netA group of residents and business people are questioning the possibility of changing land previously designated for protection under the ELAPP program to a use that permits operation of a business even a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like the YMCA. The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program was begun in 1987 after a referendum of voters approved a .25 mil tax for the purpose of buying, preserving and restoring sensitive lands at a time when South County development had begun to boom. Since then many lands have been purchased or donated, such as the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve and the Wolf Branch Creek Preserve, and are periodically aided by groups of volunteers who clean them up in an attempt to preserve habitat and Taking big breaths of lifeWith a simple goal, two lives are changed for the betterMItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTOFred and Thelma Davis set out to change the quality of their lives. With help from the pulmonary / physical therapy program at Sun Towers, they did just that. By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Fred Davis, along with his wife Thelma, stepped off the cruise ship in Aruba and took a deep breath. It was an accomplishment that only six months earlier had seemed impossible. The air in Aruba is clean from the ocean, heavy and fragrant. Not long ago, the couple would not have known that. Not long ago, Fred would have been short of breath by simply trying to leave his cabin on the ship. Last year, The Observer News featured an article about a thennew program at Sun Towers in Sun City Center known as the Better Breathers Support Group. wild space. Now the YMCA has performed a needs study that involves building a facility that could be as large as 30,000-square-feet on a portion of land currently in the ELAPP program. Some residents fear granting permission for this may set a precedent that could affect other ELAPP lands. The Planning See ELAPP, page 8The article featured the first three graduates from the program, including Robert Cramer, who very nearly gave himself up for dead before dramatically turning his life around thanks to the program. Now a year later, it has continued, and, like Cramer, it is stronger and better than ever. On Tuesday in the dining room at Sun Towers, Robin Mason, a registered nurse and licensed health care risk manager at South Bay Hospital, was giving a presentation to a large group of people enrolled in the Better Breathers program. Mason was speaking about the effects of high and low blood pressure on people suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For people like Mason, her titles are not just elements of a job and are far more than a paycheck. She has dedicated her life to making the lives of others better. She is the Heart Failure Coordinator at South Bay and sponsors a monthly support group free of charge for the entire community. She then talked to the group about atrial fibrillation and COPD and gave them all materials to take home. Like Mason, Lorrie Quinstad, the director of the Sun Towers pulmonary rehabilitation program, is more than just an employee; hers is more than just a job. To her it is a miracle. Those in the program who have told her See BREATH OF FRESH AIR, page 37th Annual Ruskin PetfestIIt was a dog day of spring at the seventh annual Ruskin Petfest on Saturday. See more on page 12.MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTO New approach to standing improvement issues underway in SCCBy MELODY JAAMESON%  SUN CITY CENTER Residents here are on track to revisit a community modernization plan this time one entirely of their own making. Community Association directors last week agreed to contract with Dr. Erika Matulich, a University of Tampa marketing professor and business consultant, for an independent assessment of residents preferences regarding an updating plan. Their timetable, including conduct of focus groups, community-wide survey and tabulations of results, points toward an association membership action plan by years end. The CA board move follows a community vote in February which soundly rejected their proposal to expand the Central Campus with two new architectdesigned structures, a caf and other enhancements financed with a 10-year bank loan taking advantage of current low interest rates and recession-reduced construction costs. That substantial balloting turn-out nearly 4400 votes or about 40 percent of the membership defeated the package project by 500 nays amid complaints about incurring debt, depending on fees accruing from home sales to incoming first-time buyers for repayment as well as lack of community input and dislike for proposed building design. The proposal was based on a communitywide survey conducted in early 2011 and presented in numerous community meetings over a span of months late in the year. In the course of board discussion last week, President Ed Barnes noted that many people in SCC want to move forward with a plan to modernize our facilities on a pay-as-yougo basis. In order to do so effectively, he added, we need to obtain the consensus of the See SCC IMPROVEMENTS, page 18

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APRIL 19, 2012 3 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 The Borini Theatre at Kings PointTickets: $12 For Will-Call & Reservations call 813-634-0724 or visit www.pelicanplayers.orgProduced with permission of Samuel French CABARET SEATING Wow!BYOB Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Lorrie Quinstad, director of the Sun Towers pulmonary / physical therapy program is seeing miracles every day. Breath of fresh air%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOas much and more reinforce that notion. Fred Davis had one remaining goal and that was to be able to keep up with his attractive, smiling, bubbly and fastwalking wife, Thelma. That was the quantifiable goal the real objective was to regain their quality of life. His focus, however, remained on just being able to keep up with her, to be able to walk fast enough to catch up to Thelma. We spent too much time in hospitals, Fred said. Our life needed changing. Fred and Thelma joined the Sun Towers program on August 25. One of the tests performed for joining the program was a six-minute walk during which Fred experienced shortness of breath and a tightening in his chest. Quinstad recommended he see a cardiologist who actually called 911 upon seeing him. After several days in the hospital, the cardiologist recommended that Fred resume the Better Breathers program. His life began to change. You can change your future, he said. We want quality of life. Lots of people retire and sit around to watch TV and complain. But thats not us, it doesnt have to be that way. Why wouldnt people want a good quality of life? Its not easy going over there and pushing those machines [referring to the pulmonary / physical therapy workout room at Sun Towers] and your body might be saying you dont want to work out, but thats unacceptable. So then you push even harder. Lorrie Quinstad is now seeing miracles every day. Fred and Thelma have reclaimed their lives in ways they could not have imagined only months prior. Just like Robert Cramer has reclaimed his life. Struggling to breath is certainly one of lifes greatest struggles for some. It is easy to give up hope; it is easy to think the end is near. Breathing is taken for granted and when it becomes a problem, it can sap the energy and spirit out of the most energetic and hopeful people. Up to 15 million people in the United States suffer from chronic lung diseases, with likely millions more suffering undiagnosed, falsely assuming there is nothing to help them and silently giving up on life itself. This is such a wonderful service to the community, Quinstad said. I feel that awareness and education are important components to a healthy lifestyle. Quinstad feels so strongly about it because she knows there are people needlessly suffering and she knows there is help for them. She knows, as Fred and Thelma know, that lives can be changed. Quality of life shouldnt decline with age, it should get better. In just six months, Fred and Thelma have changed their lives for the better. In just six months, Fred has gone from losing his breath on a short walk to walking seven flights of stairs at Sun Towers. (He wanted to do 10 flights, but his therapist was unsure of her ability to do it.) During those six months, they passed on a long-planned cruise feeling their therapy was more important. They purchased another cruise for when they completed the program. A few weeks ago, they stepped off the ship and breathed in the fragrant air of Aruba, knowing what they were experiencing and how they felt would have been impossible only six months earlier. The program is now a part of their lifestyle. Fred and Thelma continue to work out; they continue to improve their quality of life. And the focus is on life its theirs, together, and it is only getting better. Fred and Thelma are happy, gracious people who are quick to smile and to share a warm touch on the shoulder while talking or joking with a candid laugh. They take deep breaths of life and are grateful for it. Their lives have changed. Thelma is walking past me right now, Fred said during a recent telephone call. She is carrying a big box. 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The following five traits are the ones most frequently mentioned. You may ask, Are there more than five traits good employee share? Sure, there are. Be that as it may, if you are looking for a job or just wish to protect the one you have, here are the top five items as told to me by several By William Hodges inherited his department from a fellow who had been fired for incompetence. He feared he would be next because the department was continuing to produce poorly. He told me his people had a bad work ethic. They were coming in late and leaving earlynot to mention the excessive amount of time they were taking for breaks. I asked him if he had ever voiced his expectations to the group and he said he had not, because he felt that everyone should know being on time is important. I suggested he call a staff meeting and outline his desires to the group. After the meeting, several employees mentioned coming in on time had not been a priority with the previous supervisor but if it was important now, they would improve, and they did. For the past few weeks, there have been no late arrivals except a woman who was two weeks late in delivering her baby, but that doesnt count. Give it your best, whatever you are paid. 3. Be trustworthy: If you say you are going to do something, do it. The larger the organization, the less time a supervisor has for each individual. As you become known as an independent worker, you will become more valuable. 4. Learn to listen: I think we all are looking for people who are good listeners. Nothing can make any of us feel so important as someone who pays attention to what we say. But you must be an active listener in order to get maximum results. An active listener gives the speaker feedback by asking questions and showing understanding by either voice or body gestures. 5. Have mature judgment: This entails being able to make rational and balanced decisions from the facts presented. Someone once said a person who is able to keep his head when all about them are losing theirs just doesnt understand the situation. Well, that may be true. But if you can do it, you will be in demand. As I said in the beginning, there are a number of traits supervisors would like to see in the people reporting to them. The more of these that we possess, the more likely we are to keep the job we have or get the job we want. These skills are not learned overnight, but they are easily lost through nonuse. You can be sure if you are a hard-working and optimistic person who can be trusted to listen carefully prior to making solid judgments, you will be a person in demand. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comFive traits supervisors value 210 Woodland Estates S.W. 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Be optimistic: It is not hard to find negative people. Just look around you. What supervisors want are not people who say it cannot be done, but rather those who will look for answers. 2. Possess a good work ethic: I spoke with a supervisor recently who was almost in tears. He told me he had just The Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose, is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit their new website at RiverviewMooseLodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and their guests. April is the time of Spring and New Beginnings! Wednesday Dinners are Chefs Choice will be Liver-n-Onions or Chicken Quarters are Tacos and Burgers from 5-7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. at 3 p.m.with beer specials, wings, and free pool and bar games Installation is right around the Corner Installation ceremonies for WOTM at 1 p.m. and LOOM at 3 p.m. Dinner follows the ceremonies and the entertainment will be Taylor and Taylor.Riverview Moose eventsThank youDear Editor: I had an incident on April 4. I went to Home Depot for some plants. I left the store and went to Big Lots. Getting out of my car, I did not have my purse. I was so upset. I went back to Home Depot and someone had returned my purse intact. I just want to say there are still honest people in the area. I want to thank the person very much for returning my purse to the store. Thank you. Thank you. Marilyn Petruzzelli, SCCLetter to the Editor:

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X The Flate and HCC summer camps are designed to introduce middle school students to the world of robotics and automation so they can then explore the applications in both the industrial and personal use fields. The camp facilitators are from SDHC, HCC and local industry, all selected based on their experience and training. The programs are held in conjunction with the National Science Foundation funded Florida Advanced Technological Education Center located at the Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus. During this exciting program, students will learn how to reconfigure Lego Mindstorms Robots and program them to follow specific commands, be part of robotic team challenges, learn design techniques utilizing software programs and the operation of a 3D printer to produce prototype parts. The summer camp captures the interest of middle and high school students by following the current trend of robotic applications used throughout the entertainment media. The curriculum is a mixture of Lego educational materials, STEM subjects and modern manufacturing information conducted in an environment of competitive problem solving. The campers develop a knowledge base of modern manufacturing, robotics design and programming while adding to team building experiences. The website for the Flate camps has all of the 2012 camp information. Visit:http://fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html for flyers and registration forms for all weeks of camp. The middle school camp consists of incoming 6th graders to 8th graders The high school camp consists of incoming freshmen to 12th grade. In particular, Flate and HCC are reaching out to girls to build their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. There is a week of camp in which Flate is registering 20 girls for the girls only June 18-22. All camps are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillsborough Community ColStudents are to bring their own lunch and snacks. For more information, email camps@fl-ate.org or call 444-CAMP.Engineering and Robotics Summer Camps offered at HCC Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS 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 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. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Southern Tied at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Come on down and socialize. 5TRAE P. ARMSTRONG Air Force Airman Trae P. Armstrong graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Armstrong is the son of Dawn and Paul Armstrong of Andy Drive, Riverview. He is a 2011 graduate of River view High School. ALEXANDRIA N. SCOTT Air Force Airman Alexandria N. Scott graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Scott earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Joy Scott of Northeast 12th Avenue, Homestead, and granddaughter of Carol Brown of Boyette Road, Riverview. The airman is a 2011 graduate of Robert Morgan Educational Center, Miami.HCC honors outstanding students at SouthShore CampusHillsborough Community College (HCC) SouthShore Campus will host their 4th Annual Student Excellence Awards at 6 p.m. on Friday, Beach, to recognize outstanding students. Faculty and staff from HCCSouthShore, as well as students receiving awards and their families will be in attendance. Our student excellence awards celebrate the best and brightest on our campus, said SouthShore Campus President Dr. Allen Witt. This year we will give 63 awards for a variety of accomplishments. Faculty members nominate their highest achieving students for the awards and a special committee makes the final choices. Honors will include Whos Who, Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Club, Deans List and Outstanding Student Awards. Some of the most prestigious awards include the Presidential Achievement Award for the student who has overcome the most obstacles to succeed, along with two new awards for high school students who are dual enrolled: the Presidential Scholar Award and the Deans Scholar Award. English Professor Janet Willman will emcee the event, and speakers will include Dr. Witt and Dean of Student Services Steven Stancil. Approximately 200 to 240 people are expected to attend the awards event, which will feature a buffet-style, seated dinner catered by students in training from the South County Career Center. Its a win-win for HCC-SouthShores faculty and staff to partner with another community educational institution for our awards dinner, Dr. Witt said. Hillsborough Community College serves more than 48,000 students annually on five campuses and three centers throughout Hillsborough County. More than 6,000 of those students attend the SouthShore Campus. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Recent fundraising efforts by the Apollo Beach Womans Club have scholarship fund which awards scholarships to qualified graduating Apollo Beach high school students attending a Florida state college or university in Fall 2012. The club also awards scholarships to renewing scholarship recipients who have been supported from their freshman year in college. The clubs annual fashion show was attended by over 200 and was coordinated by Lee Lathbury, Mina Frank, Betty Prager and Kay Cosgrove. It was held on March 31 at the Bradenton Yacht Club silent auction was coordinated by ter headed ticket sales. ABWC members modeled fashions from Coldwater Creek. In addition to the fashion show the guests were treated to entertainment by Ellen Kleinschmidt, Brian Klenschmidt, Teri Council and Kathy Straube. The event included a silent auction gift baskets, two sets of Disney World tickets for two, two sets of Sea World tickets for two, museum and performing arts center tickets, dinner certificates, and a champagne bunch and overnight stay at Little Harbor in Ruskin. Recipients for this years scholarships will be announced at the Photo by JMDoyle i Worms to go be presented at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the Hillsborough Vermi-composting is the process of breaking down organic matter into nutrient-rich compost through the use of worms. The workshop will include a presentation on Vermi-composting and a hands-on create your own worm bin session. Participants will learn how to care for their worms so they will provide the most compost and castings. Instructions will be included on how to harvest worm castings and the best uses for castings in your garden. This is one more way to The cost to attend this workshop is $22 per household for one bin. Each household will be provided with all the materials they need to build a worm bin including worms. Bring newspapers and/or paper bags. Pre-registration is required. Register at: http://hillsborough. ing/event-calendar.html.Apollo Beach Womans Club announces results of fashion show ABWC awarded $11,000 in scholarships to 7 college-bound Apollo Beach high school seniors and renewed 8 scholarships for our previous scholarship recipients. ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. In addition to raising money for college scholarships for Apollo Beach students and participating in community service projects, club members participate in a variety of enrichment groups including the bridge, book, culture and garden clubs. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the ABWC, visit their website at www.apollobeachwomansclub.com to become familiar with all the philanthropic work members do and to view their activities. The next membership meeting will be held on bor, Ruskin. The ABWC cordially invites anyone interested in the ABWC to make a reservation for the luncheon by contacting Pam cost of the luncheon is $16 and the monies must be received by Pam by May 4. Dues for the 2012-2013 year are $20 and are now payable. They may be sent to Sharon April events at Camp BayouGreat American Cleanup American Cleanup. Help Keep for the cleanup at http://www. keeptampabaybeautiful.org. Save the Frogs Day Save the Frogs Day. For more information, go to http://conserveitforward.org. This event is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. For more information, visit www.campbayou.org

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X 10 7 6B 7 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? Sun Point Dollar3052 E. College Ave. (Next to Goodwill)813-641-7700 Dollar $$$ PowerAll Items$1 or lessNew Items Weekly Welcome Marie, Nail Tech, to our staff Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in the Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny)634-5422 Mani/Pedi Combo $30 Special $10 $7Exp. 6/30/12 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights April 19-25Excel: Basic Formatting and Calculations Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn to create and execute basic calculations. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel-an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. An unforgettable journey into one mans remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others. The Funny Bone in Poetry Award-winning Poet, John F. Foster, will be probing for the humerus using selections from his three books in a PowerPoint presentation. Noted for his entertaining and instructive audio-visual programs, the Poet will discuss elements of humor in the many forms of light verse. eBooks 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. eBook for Tablets and SmartPhones Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a 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. On-Line Genealogy Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) will provide free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! PENNY LUCILLE The Waltons DOB: 2/2/2007. 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. Cruise with the Senior SinglesThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SCCUMC), has set a dinner/ dance paddleboat cruise from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in St. Petersburg, with boarding at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 4. Cost is $32.75, and does not include tax or gratuity. For more information on reservations and carpooling, call Mary Jo at (813) 383-7535, or Patti at (813) 634-7171. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun.Tall tales told in Tampa areaTravel to the Tampa-Hillsborough County 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, April 21 at Hillsborough High School, 5000 Central Ave. in Tampa. This free festival provides fun for the whole family with various storytelling tents, an open mic, roving storybook characters, a book fair, arts and crafts, and food trucks. There will even be classroom sessions where kids get the chance to tell stories! Featured guest storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will share her talents at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Elizabeth Ellis was selected as the Listeners Choice at the 30th Anniversary National Storytelling Festival, and is a storyteller-inresidence at the International Storytelling Center. She is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. For full event details, visit www. tampastory.org. GOT NEWS??Send us your news at news@observernews.net

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8 APRIL 19, 2012 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 4/30/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer exp. 4/30/12 CR39 Not valid with any other offer. Clear. exp. 4/30/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZASome restrictions apply. Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 4/30/12$99 $ 99with rebate OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongExp. 4/30/12Special Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT YOUR HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME AGAIN & TAKE AN EXTRA $500 OFF Coupon worth$500 Low Summer Prices Commission has questions too.What if this leads to other protected land designations being changed? asked Logan Sultenfuss, co-owner of the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club and Apollos Bistro. A meeting attended by local residents was held at the Bistro recently and many questions were asked, prompting Sultenfuss and others to gather county records to see if any of the countys ELAPP lands had ever been reassigned to other land uses. Kurt Gremley, ELAPP Acquisition Manager for the Hillsborough County Real Estate Services Department, explained the clause in the ELAPP documents that allows for such a transaction. It is called the Acquisition of Convenience clause and refers to land purchased under ELAPP that is not deemed preservation land at the time of purchase but must be purchased in order to acquire some preservation land. Usually this is demanded by the landowner. If an ELAPP land has a designation of acquisition of convenience at the time it is purchased, prior to its conveyance to the county, then later it can be considered for uses other than natural preservation lands, Gremley stated. But if the land is deemed preservation land when purchased, it can never be changed to acquisition of convenience. We have always maintained the integrity of the program. The Acquisition of Convenience clause is included in the Sept. 21, 1994 resolution made by the Commissioners to approve the 177-acre purchase of which 58 acres were separated from the rest of the lands by the building of Interstate 75. Of these 58 acres, only a portion is being considered for lease to the YMCA. This is a textbook case for acquisition of convenience, Gremley said. The owner refused to sell the preserve unless the county also purchased this land, which was not a part of the original approved ELAPP preservation site. The ELAPP General Committee, comprised of volunteers, had no objection to the request that this land be redesignated, provided that ELAPP was reimbursed for the cost of that portion of the land. According to the Feb. 22, 2012 County Commission agenda, the Commission authorized the director of real estate services to sign the land use amendment application made by the YMCA. For this ELAPP would be reimbursed $97,560. Gremley says it is a lease. Some residents say if the county is reimbursed, it is a sale. The Planning Commission has so many questions about this transaction, two meetings have been scheduled. According to Melissa Zornitta, planning group leader, Gremley will make a presentation and answer questions at the regular Planning Commission Board Meeting May 14 at 2 p.m. Residents may attend. Then, that same day at 5:30 p.m, there will be a public hearing on the matter at which time the Planning Commission will vote upon whether to approve this measure to be drafted and presented to the County Commission. If the Planning Commission approves on May 14, the Commissioners will vote June 7 at 6 p.m. This meeting is also open to the public for comment. Land use maps show that the county once considered a portion of this property to be used as a county park because it is adjacent to the Vance Vogel Park on Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton. County maps show it is just west of Interstate 75 and also borders Big Bend Road. Resident Bruce Davis, owner of Flip Flops and Fitness in Apollo Beach is concerned with traffic flow in that area. There is so much scheduled to be built on the Big Bend corridor, Davis said. Between the mall, the hospital, and all the other things going in if there is any buildable land at that point I should think the county would be planning for DOT to put a cloverleaf there to minimize congestion at the entrance and exits of I-75. People talk about not wanting to drive to Brandon but it looks like Brandon traffic is being brought to us. I would suggest if any residents are concerned that they contact the Planning Commission and our County Commissioners before they vote, Sultenfuss said. Sultenfuss said that although in the beginning small business owners of fitness, childcare facilities and special activities were concerned with the building of a YMCA right on the interstate because it would get so much exposure and perhaps drown out existing businessesplus get county help for free due to their nonprofit status that private businesses have to pay foronce they began to investigate county paperwork their concerns became much deeper. Is this even permitted? Sultenfuss asked. Or is it a way of getting more money for the county? After all, if the land was used for a county park, I would use it with my kids (in the after school program at his business). But if ELAPP has to be reimbursedthen the county would be paying the county. Obviously they dont want to have to do that.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOChanging uses of ELAPP lands% 

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APRIL 19, 2012 9 Mothers Day Buffet Soup Seafood Chowder Salads Arugula Salad, Simple Green Salad with Assorted Dressings and Condiments, Mediterranean Salad, Pasta Salad, Tomato Mozzarella Julienne Basil Displays Anti-Pasta Display with Assorted Cured Meats and Imported Cheeses, Fruit Display, Cheese Display, Smoked Salmon with Appropriate Condiments Assorted Seafood Display, Oysters, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws Carving Station Roasted Steamship Round with Horseradish Sauce, and Herb Au Jus Honey Glazed Ham with a Cranberry Pineapple Chutney and Creole Mustard Sauce Entre Selection BBQ Rubbed Salmon with Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce Topped with Mandarin Orange Salsa Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Wilted Spinach Diced Tomato and Supreme Sauce Seafood Mac & Cheese Scallops, Lobster and Shrimp with Sherry Cream Cheese Sauce Baked Cod with Lobster Cream Sauce Accompaniments Roasted Vegetable Medley Fresh Sesame Seared Green Beans Honey Glazed Carrots Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Tossed in Tomato Herb Butter Saffron Rice Desserts Decadent Chocolate Fountain with Appropriate Dipping Items, Assorted Cakes, Cheesecakes, Tarts And Mousse Shooters with Fresh Berries Adults $24.95Children 10 and under $14.95 Reservations: Hours: 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Exotic bird extravaganzaThe Florida West Coast Avian Society will hold its annual exotic bird expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. There will be educational tables, vendors, and a show by Vickie Howle and her amazing flock. Admission is $4 and children under 10 are free. For more information, call Pat Burke at (941) 475-7103 or visit www.fwcas.org. Relay for Life of Sun City Center gives hope The Relay for Life of Sun City Center, held April 10-11 at Trinity Baptist Church, brought several generations of families together on the track. Participants walked, ran, rode in strollers, and propelled scooters to raise funds for cancer research. The survivors lap at noon highlighted the successes of modern medicine in conquering the disease. Though more work needs to be done and more funding obtained, the survivors participating in the lap were evidence that the American Cancer Society is living up to its motto of Celebrating More Birthdays. Following the first lap, survivors and their caregivers were treated to a luncheon provided by South Bay Hospital. Throughout the day, members of the 18 registered teams walked laps, participated in games, and sold food and wares to raise money to support Relay. Additional monies were raised in donations made for the luminaria service held later in the evening. The participants filling the church sanctuary learned from cancer survivors Rev. Betty Beach-Connell and Dale Revell how their successful struggles against the disease strengthened their families and their faith. Exiting the sanctuary, members of the group again walked the track, which was now fully surrounded by luminary bags displaying the names of loved ones lost to the disease and of those who, like Betty and Dale, have fought and are now cancer free. The event wound down on the morning of the 11th with a pancake and sausage breakfast, with ticket sales again benefiting the American Cancer Society. Committee Chair Vivian Hodgkin announced that, to date, the event has raised $33,500 toward its goal of $40,000. The books will remain open until August to allow for later contributions and fundraising events.Looking for appraisers and attorneys to serve as special magistratesOpportunities now exist for appraisers and attorneys to serve as special magistrates for the 2012 value adjustment board. An Appraiser Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding valuation of real estate must be a state certified or licensed Florida Real Estate Appraiser pursuant to Chapter 475, Florida Statutes, and have not less than five years experience in real property valuation. An Appraiser Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of tangible personal property must be a designated member of a nationally recognized appraisers organization and have not less than five years experience in tangible personal property valuation. An Attorney Special Magistrate must be a member of The Florida Bar with no less than five years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation. Prior to conducting hearings, Magistrates must complete Department of Revenue training. Magistrates will conduct hearings and write findings and conclusions of law. Qualified individuals wishing to serve must file an application on or before Thursday, May 31, 2012. Applications and additional criteria are available at the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 12th Floor, Tampa, FL, 33602, phone 813-276-8100, ext. 4354.

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10 APRIL 19, 2012 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 NEW SHOWROOMCome visit our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com 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 It was a big deal when the Holiday Inn came to Worthington, Minnesota in the 1970s. The small town on a big road between Chicago and nowhere had only recently opened a McDonalds fast-food restaurant. Good things were happening in Worthington, and those who had long believed that someday Worthington would be something and somewhere probably felt somewhat vindicated. The Holiday Inn was special. It was the first modern hotel in town, the first that wasnt a marginally restored strip motel from the 1950s. It had a restaurant and bar and an indoor pool. It just looked like luxury in the eyes of a person from a small town in the 1970s. The definition of luxury, of course, has changed a lot since then. In 1980, during a moment of adolescent optimism and bravado, I agreed to meet a girl who was two years older than me (she was a senior!) in room 123 of that hotel on July 1, 1999. We agreed that we would meet regardless of where we were or what we were doing. It was a pact, and an exciting one that brimmed with adventure and romance for an adolescent, idiotic teenager. Besides, standing in 1980, 1999 absolutely sounded exotic. I had little doubt that by then we would have flying cars, cities built in the sky and commercial flights to the moon. I never imagined that the Holiday Inn would be anything less than what it was while I was in high school in 1980. Things changed of course and A full moon rises over Lake Okabena in Worthington, Minnesota. Perhaps it was the moonlight that made me look back to see just how good things are now.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Looking ahead from behindover the years the Holiday Inn changed, too. After a decade or so, it wasnt even a Holiday Inn anymore. A succession of owners tried to make a go of it, but people, habits and preferences were changing, too. Before long, it was just a big, somewhat shabby hotel that was built for a different time. The Holiday Inn is now a Travel Lodge and though it is showing its age, it is again a nice enough place to stay. The indoor pool is still open and there is still a bar and restaurant. I missed the date with the girl from high school. On July 1, 1999, my wife, Michelle, and I were busy preparing to sail off into the Caribbean for six months. Michelle is very understanding, but telling her, Honey, I have to fly to Minnesota to meet a woman in a hotel and, oh yeah, she was very cute in high school, might have crossed a line or two. Besides, if the truth be told, I forgot all about it. Over the Easter weekend, Michelle and I checked into the former-Holiday-Inn-turnedTravel-Lodge. On the first night, I walked by room 123 and remembered. I felt certain Sue never did show up in 1999; Im sure she had forgotten all about it as well. The next day my time travel was more vivid. Michelle took my Mom shopping in the sad, nearly empty little mall in town. It wasnt always sad. About the same time See OBSERVATIONS, page 19

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APRIL 19, 2012 11 South Bay Hospital is pleased to offer you a comprehensive Spring Wellness Check to make sure your health is in full form before you head north.Thursday, April 26th8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106 Sun City Center, FL(Behind South Bay Hospital)Call Consult-A-Nurse at 1-888-685-1595 today to schedule your Spring Wellness Check. Wellness Check Includes 4016 Sun City Center Boulevard | Sun City Center, FL 33573 Telephone: (813) 634-3301 www.SouthBayHospital.com 2012 Earth Day Celebrations Around FloridaThere are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day, here are a few suggestions of events happening around the state.Celebrate Earth Day Tampa Bay Go Native at the USF Botanical Gardens. This years theme of Go Native promotes the importance of using native plants in urban landscape Tousands of people from the Tampa Bay area attend this event filled with vendors, food, music and more. Visit www.usf. edu/earthday.The Great American Cleanup event gives community groups the opportunity to show pride and encourages volunteerism by cleaning and beautifying parks, neighborhoods and shorelines. Notify the staff at the Ranger Station that youre supporting the day. Meet at parking lot #4, at the state park Blazing Star pavilion.Limited to 50 participants.Free entry into the park for supporting this event. Contact: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for event sign-up 813960-5121Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Kissimmee State Park with a Ranger lead hike on the gobbler ridge trail at 9:00 am. After the guided hike join in on the fun of a recycle relay race at 11:00 am.23rd annual Earth Day Celebration at the park. Activities will include arts and crafts vendors, living history demonstrations, environmental and cultural booths, live entertainment, nature programs, live animals, games of chance, and a large childrens environmental activity center. A variety of food and drink will also be sold by vendors and local organizations. $10 per vehicle/up to 8 people. Exhibits will be set up by many environmental and educational groups in the Garden of the Springs and throughout the Park. Volunteers will have educational interpretive carts out along the Wildlife Walk. Regular park admission. For information, call 352628-5343.A day of exploration and enviromental awarness with displays and activities like reptile interpretation, wildflower walks, native animal exhibit and interpretive hikes on native flora and fauna. An array of activities for the whole family in the beautiful natural setting of Florida Caverns State Park. Free with paid park entrance fees. 850573-0390.Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful rallies volunteers to make a visible difference in the environment through initiatives such as litter removal, litter prevention, recycling, beautification and improvement programs. Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, the Great American Cleanup inspires people to take pride in their communities by encouraging volunteerism, personal action and responsibility. To sign up for the Great American Cleanup or for additional information visit www.khcbonline. org Space is limited. Park admission is waived for volunteers. www.khcbonline.orgIts the largest Earth Day event in Central Florida. They have all vegan food! Find artists, entertainers, a kids zone and its pet friendly. Held at Lake Eola Park, 101 North Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Free. www.cfearthday.orgMore than 40 vendors will be on hand, and there will be a childrens carnival with face-painting, educational presentations, entertainers and more. Free Earth Day T-shirts are offered to the first 50 guests! Bring in clean plastic shopping bags for recycling and get a free pass to a Florida State Park one pass for every 20 plastic shopping bags. While supplies last. www.conservancy.org Youll find more than 100 plant and garden vendors, and theyll have free pine seedlings, 1,500 trees for sale, childrens educational activities, a flower show, tool sharpening booth, childrens plant fair and more. Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710, www.stpeteparksrec.org

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13 13TECH TALK 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 SPRING businesses expand and conduct business more efficiently. When our businesses grow, others find out our area is a great place to bring their business. Our Chamber members have been integral in bringing new businesses here. Just recently, Realtor David Richie lured the owner of the new Sunshine Caf and we now have a new restaurant. Currently, the Chamber is working to bring a chair manufacturing company to this part of the county. What a boon to our economy if we could bring their manufacturing plant here. Thats a lot of jobs! We also work closely with our county and state government officials on many levels. Whether its distributing quarterly reports from our county commissioners or getting Pot Hole Road fixed, its important we have established relationships with the powers that be. We dont serve the community separate from the business community. Oh sure, we notarize and fax things and field complaints on code violations and requests for travel information. But by helping to keep local businesses strong and bringing in new ones, we are helping to provide more products and services to our residents. This, in turn, helps to bring new residents, and the cycle of economic growth spirals up, not down. Im fortunate the ABWA asked me to be a part of their program. It made me sit back and see the big picture that is often obscured by the minutia of the day-today job. Im sure Melanie feels equally fortunate after all, we have the same mission and vision. This exercise just made that vision easier to see.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessLast month I was asked to be a co-speaker to the American Business Womens Association. The other speaker was Melanie Morrison, Executive Director of the Southshore Chamber of Commerce and the topic was how the Chambers impact local businesses and the community. My first reaction was is this dinner five hours long, because thats how long it could take to discuss this in detail? I spent the last two weeks thinking about this topic and preparing my remarks, which I gave at their dinner this past Monday. It was, indeed, difficult to pare down our duties and responsibilities as they relate to the community. Do we mention all of the chairs, tables and room space we loan out to various non-profits so they can meet their missions? How about the educational programs we put on for local residents on hurricane preparedness and care for the caregiver? Surely these things impact the community. Sure, we help the community every day on the micro level. We help track down long-lost great aunts and provide the longitude and latitude of local towns for the grandkids geography projects. We give directions to Busch Gardens and look up a lot of phone numbers. So, what about the impact we have on local businesses? I am proud of the support we offer companies through business education programs, networking oppor tunities and referrals. But Im even prouder of the associations and partnerships we have made with other agencies such as the Small Business Information Center and the Economic Development Council. These relationships help us provide much more assistance and resources to help local You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Two chiefs meetThe League of Women Voters held an informational meeting at The Regent Convention Center on March 31. The primary topic concerned the various measures the TPD will be taking with regard to the Republican National Convention. Chief Castor indicated that 50,000 people plus the media and protestors will be coming to Tampa in August. Not only will they be contending with tremendous numbers, but August heat and daily showers are an important concern. Without a doubt, there will be many cases of heat exhaustion and or stroke in the city. Chief Noreen Schramm questioned EMS availability as well as direct routes and open roads to the local hospitals should transport become necessary. 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 Saturday, April 21 in the Community Room. Through the medium of PowerPoint, the poet will share his work in a program entitled Patterns in Poetry. The audiovisual 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. Buy more, save more with these elegant lightdiffusing window fashions, now through June 17. Plus, get a free LiteRise cordless lifting system upgrade with your purchase of Silhouette window Shadings.*Manufacturers rebate and upgrade offers valid for qualifying purchases made 4/30/12 -6/17/12. A qualifying purchase is dened as a purchase of any of the product models set forth above in the quantities set forth above. 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14 APRIL 19, 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 Beliefs are really rules for action. Charles S. Peirce 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 Dolores Greene McCordDolores Greene McCord, 92, of Sun City Center, Florida formerly of Seymour, IN, passed away at the Lifepath Hospice on April 9, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. Dolores was born on February 2, 1920 in Seymour, the daughter of Howard S. and Gladys E. (Goodpasture) Greene. She worked as an Executive Secretary for Cummins Engine Co. for 17 years and then for the Arizona State Highway Dept. for 12 years, retiring in 1982. She attended St. Pauls Lutheran Church Borchers and was a former member of the Jackson County Democratic Womens Club She is survived by 2 daughters: Monica Pixie (Jerry) Otte and Ann Smith Guiles; 4 grandchildren: Catherine Shea (Richard) Fulton, Monica Ann Otte, Patrick Shawn Otte and Julie Lynn (Greg) Rieker; 7 great grandchildren and cousins, Joan (Basil) Robertson, Mary J. (Dennis) Fishburn and Pam Buford. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 husbands: William Thomas Smith, Everett Donica and Robert Hugh McCord, a sister, Betty Greene Hoffman and a grandson, Jeremy Nathaniel Otte. Cremation Rites have been accorded and a Memorial/graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery Borchers. Memorials can be made to Jackson County Humane Society through Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274 You can light a virtual candle for Dolores at: www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com Arrangements by Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour IN 47274. Leora (Lee) M. TrevinoLeora (Lee) M. Trevino RN, 90, died at her home April 7, 2012. She was a surgical nurse for 30+ years and enjoyed active retirement for 40 years in Sun City Center. She was a caring, loving person who lived life to the fullest and loved her family with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Trevino. She is survived by a son, Gary Speight (Terri); a daughter, Marsha Anderson (Bruce); four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. R. David WoodR. David Wood passed away peacefully April 3, 2012 in his home in Sun City Center. He was born on January 21, 1933 in Groveland, Massachusetts, son of Ralph and Marian (Worthen) Wood. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married his love Marion Holder on April 18, 1963. He began working at Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1959 and retired as Treasurer 35 years later. He is survived by his wife Marion; his sons, Alan Angus (wife LuAnn) and Mark Wood (wife Therese); his daughters, Marilyn Gushard (husband Keith) and Brenda Karp (husband Jeff) and sisters, Dorothy Janvrin and Elizabeth Platine. He has four grandsons Scott, Christopher, Michael and Adam and 3 granddaughters Nicole, Danielle and Rachel and 3 great granddaughters Kaitlyn, Kimberly and Clara. David and Marion moved to Sun City Center 16 years ago from Foxborough, Massachusetts. David volunteered on the Sun City Center Emergency Squad for 10 years. He enjoyed lawn bowling, but his greatest enjoyment was being with his friends. He was most appreciated for his sense of humor and quick wit which he combined with quiet dignity. He and Marion also enjoyed traveling around the world and exploring new places. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends. There will be a memorial service for him in Foxborough, Massachusetts this summer. Daniel Big D Strunk8/14/88 8/22/08 Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Dad, Mom, family and friends. This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. Deuteronomy 30:19h hIN MEmMOrR Y Help is a phone call awayHow can Good Samaritan Services help you? Doris Ragland, Good Samaritan Services, will answer that question at 1:30 p.m. on May 3 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd, West. If you plan to attend this seminar, call the church office at (813 634-1252) to reserve your seat. 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. For more information call Beth Israel Congregation at 633-3106.New Beginnings Fellowship hosts gospel singersThe gospel group Homeward Bound of Chiefland, Florida will be ministering at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 22 at New Beginnings Fellowship. The founder of this Southern Gospel group is Sam Rife whose parents founded the Ruskin Pentecostal Church of God many years ago. The church is located at 1120 27th St. S.E. Ruskin. For more information call Rev. R. Lewis Brady, D.D. at 654-1018.South Bay Church to host Beth Moores Loving Well RetreatThe Womens Ministry of South Bay Church will be hosting a twoday Beth Moore video retreat at the church Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. The Friday session will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Loving Well Retreat features four heart-to-heart messages designed to help women embrace the biblical mandate to love and to develop skills for loving others. Beth discusses how some people are a joy to love, others are difficult, and some are humanly impossible to love. In all of those relationships one truth endures: We will never be able to love others well until we have been loved well. And only God can ultimately give us the complete love we so desperately need. Join other women at South Bay Church for fellowship, have a few laughs, shed a few tears, eat, and make some new friends. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 S., Riverview, just south of Big Bend Road. Register through April 22 at the church welcome center or online at www.southbay.cc. The cost is $25 per person and can also be paid online. Click on Ministries and navigate to Women. For more information email info@southbay. cc or call 677-0721.

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APRIL 19, 2012 15 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. Womens Retreat May 4th & 5thJoin us for a fun-lled weekend as we learn how to love well! The Womens Ministry of South Bay Church will be hosting a two-day BETH MOORE video retreatFri., May 4, 5:30 to 9 p.m. & Sat., May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Register and pay online through April 22 at www.SouthBay.cc. $25 per person. Email info@southbay.cc for more information. SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much more Celebrate Israels Independence DayThe Tampa Jewish Community Center will sponsor a Communitywide Yom Haatzmaut Celebration on Sunday, May 6 at the Straz performing Arts Center Outdoor Pavilion. This years activities are free and will include a performing arts themed event beginning at noon. Israeli vendors, a carnival for children, Israeli food concessions and musical and dance entertainment, both local and Israeli will be highlighted. For more information call Jack Ross 813-769-4727.Roz Cruthis honored as churchs Woman of the YearThe Womens Fellowship of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. has selected Roselyn Cruthis as their Woman of the Year. Roz and her husband Jim retired to Sun City Center in 1999. Actually the word retire never entered her mind and many appreciative adults and children have benefited from her loving care and attention. Roz is Vice-President of The Hope Fund that cares for, supports, and sponsors neighboring low income families. She does the photography, web page, childrens projects and the famous Breakfast and Bingo to raise funds for the children. She is the publicity chair for the Federated Womens Club----a huge task. The new area local library has Roz on the Friends of the Library Board. Experiencing phenomenal growth is the South Shore Hillsborough Community College. She lends her expertise to their Citizens Advisory Council. The church is fortunate for her leadership and involvement. She served as Chair for the Mission Board, is a member of the Pastoral Relations Board and she is now focusing on the Interim Pastor Search, the Board Grants Committee of the local Interfaith Council and most recently the Mary Petro Fund. This is a new responsibility for the church. These are funds restricted to clients in dire need of assistance with the cost of food and/or medicine. Caring Hearts and Helping Hands certainly a description of Roz. She is active in the church singles group-----joyful and fun. How does Roz maintain her energy and spirit? She cycles over a thousand miles a year on her bike----five miles a day five days a week. Water aerobics and Tai Chi are on the agenda---confesses to being a big reader and the outdoor garden is a mutual love. Forever the Christian woman that has inspired and led others in her life, community and service by generous examples of care, love and a smile that lights up the life of everyone. Roz Cruthis Pictured from left to right are Cephus Stokes, Tex and Jean Texiere, Ardyth Bennett, Pastor Ron Churchill, Carole and Dick Mess, and Sandra and Ron Hudson. New members welcomedRecently Trinity Baptist Church welcomed 8 new members to their church family. For information on Trinity Baptist call 634-4228. Beth Israel Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center, announces their closing Luncheon and Installation of Officers for 2012-13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The luncheon will be $12 per person. Carol Ogle will entertain with her musical talent. You may call in your reservation at 813829-7227, or send in your check to Carol Balent, 11449 Crestlake Village Drive, Riverview,33569. Payment must be in by April 23. This is Sisterhoods last hurrah for the season, a great reason to attend and thank present and future officers, enjoy good music, and eat a delicious lunch.United Methodist to host Africa University ChoirThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host a chamber group comprised of fifteen members of the Africa University Choir on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Choir will be in the Tampa area from April 24 to May 1 to give a series of performances at area churches and at the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. In addition to performing in Sun City Center, the groups engagements include evening performances at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bradenton and the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland. Over the course of the United Methodist General Conference, the Africa University Chamber Choir will perform at the Africana Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel followed by a performance during the Special Plenary at the Tampa Convention Center later that evening. A performance is also scheduled for the choir during Higher Education Night, organized by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The choir features students from various academic disciplines and from seven African countries, all with a passion for music ministry. Its repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe); Zulu (South Africa); and Lingala (Democratic Republic of Congo). The Choir is under the direction of Mr. TendekaiKuture, a Zimbabwean and distinguished choral conductor. He is head of the Department of Music in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Africa University. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com. Community Sing plannedSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will facilitate the monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at the Maranatha Church of God located at 101 6th Avenue, Ruskin. Grace and Truth Fellowship International will be the hosting church. A Worship Prelude to the sing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information call (813) 634-5585. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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X 16 APRIL 19, 2012 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights April 19-25 Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids are Focused The following students were outstanding examples of what it means to be focused: Adeleni Abrams, Sarah-Jane Sullivan, Damian Freeman, Nakya Granlee, Antonio McPherson, Eric Thomas, Emy Cantu, Quentin Bennett, Nikki Nguyen, Jacqueline Sapon-Gonzalez, Jose Hernandez-Yanez, Octavio Reyes, Yasmin Ortiz-Sanchez, Kaedyn Love, Leah Aguilar, Brooke Waldo, Mariah Pardo, Brianna Jaramillo, Heidi Cantu, Savannah Cummings, Cutter Humphreys, Shyane Purcell, Hailey Smith, Sergio Delgadillo, Kailey Miller, Carmelo Vargas, Austin Hancock, Brianna Potter, Jespere Fievre, and Zyon McClary. Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join our Art Instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children in grades K-5. Join the Childrens Librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is school early-release Monday. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction.EBHS Alumni Association to meetThe annual meeting for the East Bay High School Alumni Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Media Center at East Bay High School. All alumni are invited to attend. It has been brought to our attention that many of you have been contacted by Alumni Archive, AlumniClass.com, or some other organization to join their group or website. These groups or websites have no affiliation with the East Bay High School Alumni Association, Inc. They are the genuine and original local alumni association founded and operated by fellow East Bay High School alumni and students. East Bay High School Alumni Association, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. All proceeds are funded directly back to and for the benefit of East Bay High School. They are currently in the process of creating a dedicated website that will allow fellow alumni to post news, pictures, contact friends, and announce reunions and other items of interest. If there are any fellow alumni who are web designers and could help with this process call (813) 374-4863. Watch the local papers for more information. A contact person or persons are needed to represent each graduating class from East Bay High School. It is difficult to notify everyone as they do not have current contact information for many of the alumni. If you would be interested in representing your class, call (813) 374-4863.Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Ruskin 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 19 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Mens Auxiliary Meeting Nomination and Election Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Sweetwater Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21 District #12 Auxiliaries Appreciation Post 10140, Tampa at noon. Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Bus Trip to Tampa Bay Downs. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 23 Fire in the Hole at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 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 25 Open. 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.

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APRIL 19, 2012 17 Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $33................before noon$28...................after noon$20...................after 3 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 5/1/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and SaturdayOPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Jeannie Casnellie, Inc. Advertising Lawson Financial Tax-Free Muni Bond & Seminar Ad SUN CITY OBSERVER NEWS (FL) email: 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: 7.65% The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSIn a recent poll I read, Florida is indeed the Fishing Capital of the World. California comes in second. I also learned that our fresh water fishing alone generates for the state over a billion dollars in revenue a year. We also are known for our largemouth bass. Many do not realize that they can be caught in the upper fresh waters of the Little Manatee and the Alafia Rivers. When you boat the upper rivers, you will need a freshwater fishing license to catch these largemouth bass. You do not need to roam for this fish, stay at home, just change your fishing pole from a saltwater pole to a lighter weight pole. Just drop a bait of live worms. Some use plastic or rubber, but why not use a live worm, dig your own or buy a bag from your local bait shop. Best time to catch freshwater catfish is at dusk. They are most active this time of the evening because of our hot sun, they emerge at night to feed and have fun. Our area is known for hush puppies and freshwater catfish. Saltwater catfish may be edible, but most Ive spoken to release them when caught. Those pier fishing this week are saving on gasoline by dry-docking their boat. They report that whiting Freshwater fishing is a moneymakerhave been plentiful. They resemble a trout, and if fried, some wouldnt be able to tell the difference. The usual sheepshead have been a big pier and bridge catch this week. This is a lean white meat fish and great for any diet. In 1996 spotted seatrout had season closures. This was a batch of regulations to control seatrout, but today our seatrout population is healthy and stable. Many are in our grassy flats. Some huge ones have been nicknamed Gator Trout. Legal catch is not more than 20 or less than 15. The blacktip shark can be eaten. If you talk to many of the native anglers who have fished the bay waters all their lives, they will tell you to first soak the meat in milk, then batter it as you would trout or mullet and deep fry. I hear much about sharks, but I know that they eat around dusk, so get out of the water while they are schooling looking for food. Watercraft people are on our waterways. Please dont let a child take a boat out by themselves. One accident this week involved a l0yearold at the wheel and those things will travel up to 70 miles per hour. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FISH TALES 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. Friday, April 27 Monday, April 30 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.Fitness Club welcome Silversneakers members Insurance and/or SilverSneakers New Dollar Store in Ruskin opens Fundraiser organizedA fundraiser is scheduled for Lila Ruiz, a local three-year-old suffering from Megacystis-Micorcolon-Intetinal-Hypoperistalsis syndrome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Winthrop Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. This life threatening genetic disorder is very rare. It is estimated that only 15 to 25 people in the US are currently living with this disease. During her short life Lila has endured 29 surgeries, monthly hospital stays and visits to specialists in four states. This event will feature music, monster trucks, car shows, bounce houses, baloons, face painting, giveaways, a silent auction, food and fun. To find out more about the fundraiser, go to www.staystronglila.com or call Sandy Martinez at 813-3092395.Attention all Veterans Center. Drivers also are needed to as See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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Board members agreed that the go forward plan should stem from an effort independent of both the board and undue membership influence but using a focus group approach to collect residents opinions, ideas and thoughts. To accomplish that objective, the board turned to Matulich, who earned a doctorate in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, SCC improvement issues%  Madison, with a major in marketing along with a minor in social psychology and research methods. She now is a full Professor of Marketing at UT, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses involving behavior, research, planning, and strategy within that discipline. She also earned bachelor and master degrees, in management, journalism, marketing and statistics, from Texas Christian University. In addition, she is a certified focus group moderator, team facilitator and leadership coach. Matulichs list of clients as a consultant include small businesses, major corporations and non-profits from Pets.com and the American Paint Horse Association to Bell Helicopter Textron, Kelloggs, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Peterbilt, and Proctor and Gamble to Girl Scouts and the YWCA. She has been an expert witness in state and federal courts, providing expertise on focus group and best marketing research practices. The professor is widely published, as well, according to her professional resume. The consultant currently is performing survey and assessment services for the Kings Point Federation in connection with possible uses of the two-story building where the WCIPrudential Real Estate brokerage was housed. Kings Point acquired the structure as part of its amenities package when the community borrowed about $53 million a few years ago to purchase many of its recreational facilities from the developer. Matulichs KP survey produced a significant 40 % return rate, Eileen Peco, federation president, said this week. Her contract with the CA is capped at $15,000. Emphasizing the diversity of the Sun City Center population in terms of ages, interests, backgrounds, club participations and the like, Director David Floyd said this week that among the consultants first tasks will be forming and leading focus groups of volunteering residents. Such groups might be built around characteristics like under 65 years of age or over 75 years old, around location of home in the community, around large or small club membership, around community service involvement or any number of other definitions representing segments of the community, he suggested. About 40 focus group volunteers have stepped forward already, Barnes said, adding that more are welcome. Anyone interested in being part of a focus group can contact the CA office by telephone or email, at 813/633-3500 or sccboard@suncitycenter.org.Floyd said that building priorities the various focus groups might consider range from new clubrooms to a new welcome/ information center to a new combined security patrol and Samaritan facility, from expanded parking near the Atrium to a revitalized Plaza to an upgraded library and Rollins Theater, from improved campus landscaping to a caf/social meeting area. Output from the focus groups then is to be used for design and development of a survey form which will be distributed to every CA member, Barnes said. Whether the completed forms are returned to a locked box in the CA offices or mailed directly to the consultant, the collection will be maintained by her to preserve anonymity of the respondents, he added. Matulich will be responsible for tabulating the survey information, creating a data base and analyzing the data using statistical tools. The end result is expected to be summary of the data and recommendations of researchers reported to the CA membership in a Town Hall session this fall, Barnes noted. Ultimately, the process will produce a long term plan of action for membership consideration, he added. In this way, an independent, unbiased and objective assessment of community needs as members see them will take shape, Barnes concluded, and every member will have an opportunity to have a say in what we want to do in the future. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Manatee Genealogical Society to meetManatee Genealogical Society will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday May 1 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. A panel of genealogy professionals and experienced researchers will offer Ask the Experts fielding attendees questions and concerns about individual research projects. Submit questions in advance to mgs.society@gmail.com or ask at the meeting. For more information: Jean Morris 941-722-5156. Next meeting October. Web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/Good Goverment award presented to USF PresidentHillsborough County Board of County Commissioners presented their 2012 Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award to University of South Florida President Dr. Judy Genshaft. The presentation was made yesterday, April 18, during a 9 a.m. ceremony in the 2nd Floor County Commission Chambers, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. Dr. Genshaft has served as president and chief executive officer of the University of South Florida for 12 years. During her tenure, USF has become the 9th largest public research university in the nation, providing more than $3.7 billion annually to the economic impact of Hillsborough County. USF is one of the top employers in the Tampa Bay region. Dr. Genshaft is a leading voice for economic development and has specifically championed partnerships in high-technology and bio-science. County Commissioners created the Award in 1996 to annually honor an individual or group who has played a significant role in improving government through leadership and vision. Simmons was a respected government and civic leader who served seven years on the School Board and 21 years on the County Commission. His involvement in such initiatives as the creation of the University of South Florida, Tampa International Airport and University Community Hospital helped transform Hillsborough County from a rural county into a major urban center.Past recipients of the Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award include Dottie Berger MacKinnon, last years winner; Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court; the late Nettie M. Draughon, Plant Citys longtime city manager; Sam M. Gibbons, who served as a member of the U.S Congress for 34 years; former City of Tampa Mayor Dick Greco; former Hillsborough County Sheriff Cal Henderson; former State Senator Tom Lee; H. Lee Moffitt, former State Legislator; and Dr. Earl J. Lennard, Supervisor of Elections. Easier Biscuits Instead of rolling your dough out into a circle and cutting with a cup or a biscuit cutter, pat your dough into a large square and cut into 12 or 16 small squares. This saves time and effort, and there will be no wasted dough. My family and friends think that these square biscuits are neat.Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BAAPRi I L 19, 2012SRnt Women farmers share family recipes and what its like growing Americas foodAmerican Lamb Arugula Salad with Blackberry VinaigretteKristin Reese Carrie DivineFaAMILY FEaATURES When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably dont picture a woman. But women operate more than 30 percent of the more than 3 million farms in Americamaking them a large part of raising your food. Kristin R Reese and Carrie Divine are two women whose farming roots run deep. Kristin grew up on a farm in Ohio and now has a farm of her own with her husband and kids. Carrie is an eighth-generation farmer on her familys land in Kentucky. Kristin and Carrie say the hardest part of being a farmer is not the hard work, its that todays farming is often mis understood. S Some consumers often think their food comes from large, impersonal corporations. T The fact is, 98 percent of farms and ranches in the U United S States are family owned and operated. T Thats why Kristin and Carrie joined CommonGround, a movement that fosters conversations among farm women and women in cities and suburbs around the country who want to know more about their food. T Through local events and the website www. FindOurCommonGround.com, women farmers share facts about todays agriculture and dispel misconceptions about modern farming. By Kristin Reese%  1 to 2 pounds sliced roasted lamb leg 2 bunches of arugula, washed and dried 10 ounces soft, mild goat cheese Blackberries 1/2 cup toasted pecans Salt and pepper to taste Blackberry Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup blackberry preserves 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, such as basil and thyme Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450F. Place lamb leg into a roasting pan and roast uncovered for 20 minutes, or until a crust forms that will seal in the juices. L Lower heat to 300F. Finish cooking (bone-in roast requires additional 20 minutes per pound; boneless roast requires additional 25 minutes per pound). I Internal temperature should reach 130 to 135F for a medium rare roast. R Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving. Carve against the grain about 1/2 inch thick per slice. Whisk all Blackberry Vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Arrange arugula in mounds on 4 plates with equal parts goat cheese in center of each mound. Arrange lamb slices around goat cheese and drizzle with vinaigrette. Garnish with blackberries and toasted pecans.S Serve with crusty French bread and a crisp S Sauvignon Blanc.Buying from local farms helps support area farmers, but most of the U United S States relies on food choices from around the country. I In fact, only 20 percent of farm land is near large metropolitan areas. As the population grows and competes for land, energy and water, U U.SS. farmers are becoming Stenger Family Not-Secret Pork MignonBy Carrie Divine%  2 1/2 pounds lean ground pork (I usually ask the local grocery store meat department to double-grind a pork loin or trimmed Boston butt for me.) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons salt 8 bacon slices For sauce: 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon steak sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon season salt M Mix the spices with pork. Dont think of doing this with a spoon get your hands in there. Form into patties 1 inch thick. Wrap bacon slices around outside and secure with toothpicks. Begin basting immediately with sauce mixture. TT urn patties over every 10 minutes and repeat basting. I If sauce begins to brown too quickly, place patties on aluminum Stuffed Jalapeo PeppersBy Linda Schwartz%  33 large jalapeo peppers 1 pound spicy sausage 1 bunch green onions 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or Worcestershire sauce 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound thin-sliced bacon Prepare jalapeos by cutting off tops and removing seeds and membrane from insides using an apple corer. Be careful not to poke holes in sides of peppers. Drain on paper towels. (II recommend wearing gloves for this spicy project.) in a food processor. Add browned sausage and process Add cream cheese, balsamic vinegar and garlic powder. Process until combined.S Stuff peppers with sausage mixture using a jerky shooter, pastry bag or small spoon. Cover top of pepper with one-half slice of bacon, using a toothpick to secure. Place in jalapeo pepper cooker or custard cups, making sure peppers remain upright. Bake in a 350F oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. T The longer they bake, the milder they are. STUFFED JALAPEO PEPPERS STENGER FAMILY NOT-SECRET PORK MIGNON AMERICAN LLAMB ARUGULA SALAD TT o learn more about family more recipes, or pose your own question to a farmer, visit www. FindOurCommonGround.com.

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4B APRIL 19, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Seven recognized three of its longest-serving members on April 7 during its Annual Awards Luncheon at Division Seven headquarters at the Gandy Boat Ramp. Joe and Betty Hagan, of Magdalene Shores and Cliff Martin, of South Tampa, were recognized for their combined 59 years and 15,708 hours of service to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the civilian volunteer arm of the active-duty U.S. Coast Guard. The Hagans, both in their 80s, joined the Auxiliary together in 1991 and over 21 years, have amassed more than 10,300 hours of volunteer service, including 4,000 hours on the water during safety and security patrols. Throughout their Auxiliary careers, Joe and Betty both served in elected command positions and jointly, have earned 56 awards for meritorious service and efforts in a range of Auxiliary specialty areas, including underway operations, public affairs and public education. A retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major, Cliff Martin, 81, has donated 5,320 hours to the Auxiliary during 17 years of service, including 1,700 hours in performing a range of administrative support and port operations management efforts to the Coast Guard. During his Auxiliary career, Martin has served in elected command positions and earned 26 awards for meritorious service and worked in several Auxiliary specialty areas, including underway operations, member training, public education and security. Over their combined 59 years of service to the nation, the Coast Cliff Martin, of South Tampa (left) and Betty and Joe Hagan, of Magdalene Shores with their lifetime achievement awards, presented Saturday, April 7 during the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Seven Awards Luncheon. Collectively, Martin and the Hagans have volunteered more than 15,000 hours over 21 years to provide Auxiliary boating safety education, member training and support to the active duty Coast Guard. Coast Guard Auxiliary recognizes three members with lifetime achievement awardsGuard and the Department of Homeland Security, the contributions of Joe and Betty Hagan and Cliff Martin would equate to more than $549,000, applying the pay scale for a lieutenant (O-3) with 12 years of military service. By any standard of measure, the governments financial support of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is a sound investment. Annually, Auxiliary members nationwide volunteer upwards of 4.5 million hours to support a variety of active-duty Coast Guard mission areas, including boating safety education, vessel safety checks and underway safety/ security patrols. For example, over a recent three-year period and including a range of factors, the return on the Coast Guards investment in the Auxiliary ranged between 920 and 1,270 percent (%). The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the nations most active boating safety educator -more than 100,000 boaters participate in Auxiliary safe boating programs annually. Founded in 1939, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian, all-volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, providing boating education and Coast Guard mission support.Dollar Stretchers...Pesky Fruit FliesAnother way to get rid of fruit flies is to put a little apple cider vinegar in a small container and add a few drops of dish soap. This can be left out on the counter, and you will soon have a number of dead fruit flies in the container.Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORESCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer Family Owned & Operated813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com YOUR PURCHASE OF $1,999 OR MORECannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon must be presented at time of sale. Not valid on previous orders, sale items, area rugs or cash and carry orders. Expires 5/31/12 April 19, 2012 Volume 56 Number 13 2 Sections PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOOaks, pines and palmetto scrub are intermingled with wildflowers in various areas under consideration for release from the ELAPP program. This photograph was taken at the northeastern tip of the area. YMCA proposal prompts questions about changing uses of ELAPP landsThree public meetings scheduled before Commissioners voteBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netA group of residents and business people are questioning the possibility of changing land previously designated for protection under the ELAPP program to a use that permits operation of a business even a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like the YMCA. The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program was begun in 1987 after a referendum of voters approved a .25 mil tax for the purpose of buying, preserving and restoring sensitive lands at a time when South County development had begun to boom. Since then many lands have been purchased or donated, such as the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve and the Wolf Branch Creek Preserve, and are periodically aided by groups of volunteers who clean them up in an attempt to preserve habitat and Taking big breaths of lifeWith a simple goal, two lives are changed for the betterMItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTOFred and Thelma Davis set out to change the quality of their lives. With help from the pulmonary / physical therapy program at Sun Towers, they did just that. By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Fred Davis, along with his wife Thelma, stepped off the cruise ship in Aruba and took a deep breath. It was an accomplishment that only six months earlier had seemed impossible. The air in Aruba is clean from the ocean, heavy and fragrant. Not long ago, the couple would not have known that. Not long ago, Fred would have been short of breath by simply trying to leave his cabin on the ship. Last year, The Observer News featured an article about a thennew program at Sun Towers in Sun City Center known as the Better Breathers Support Group. wild space. Now the YMCA has performed a needs study that involves building a facility that could be as large as 30,000-square-feet on a portion of land currently in the ELAPP program. Some residents fear granting permission for this may set a precedent that could affect other ELAPP lands. The Planning See ELAPP, page 8The article featured the first three graduates from the program, including Robert Cramer, who very nearly gave himself up for dead before dramatically turning his life around thanks to the program. Now a year later, it has continued, and, like Cramer, it is stronger and better than ever. On Tuesday in the dining room at Sun Towers, Robin Mason, a registered nurse and licensed health care risk manager at South Bay Hospital, was giving a presentation to a large group of people enrolled in the Better Breathers program. Mason was speaking about the effects of high and low blood pressure on people suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For people like Mason, her titles are not just elements of a job and are far more than a paycheck. She has dedicated her life to making the lives of others better. She is the Heart Failure Coordinator at South Bay and sponsors a monthly support group free of charge for the entire community. She then talked to the group about atrial fibrillation and COPD and gave them all materials to take home. Like Mason, Lorrie Quinstad, the director of the Sun Towers pulmonary rehabilitation program, is more than just an employee; hers is more than just a job. To her it is a miracle. Those in the program who have told her See BREATH OF FRESH AIR, page 37th Annual Ruskin PetfestIIt was a dog day of spring at the seventh annual Ruskin Petfest on Saturday. See more on page 12.MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTO New approach to standing improvement issues underway in SCCBy MELODY JAAMESON%  SUN CITY CENTER Residents here are on track to revisit a community modernization plan this time one entirely of their own making. Community Association directors last week agreed to contract with Dr. Erika Matulich, a University of Tampa marketing professor and business consultant, for an independent assessment of residents preferences regarding an updating plan. Their timetable, including conduct of focus groups, community-wide survey and tabulations of results, points toward an association membership action plan by years end. The CA board move follows a community vote in February which soundly rejected their proposal to expand the Central Campus with two new architectdesigned structures, a caf and other enhancements financed with a 10-year bank loan taking advantage of current low interest rates and recession-reduced construction costs. That substantial balloting turn-out nearly 4400 votes or about 40 percent of the membership defeated the package project by 500 nays amid complaints about incurring debt, depending on fees accruing from home sales to incoming first-time buyers for repayment as well as lack of community input and dislike for proposed building design. The proposal was based on a communitywide survey conducted in early 2011 and presented in numerous community meetings over a span of months late in the year. In the course of board discussion last week, President Ed Barnes noted that many people in SCC want to move forward with a plan to modernize our facilities on a pay-as-yougo basis. In order to do so effectively, he added, we need to obtain the consensus of the See SCC IMPROVEMENTS, page 18

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APRIL 19, 2012 3 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 The Borini Theatre at Kings PointTickets: $12 For Will-Call & Reservations call 813-634-0724 or visit www.pelicanplayers.orgProduced with permission of Samuel French CABARET SEATING Wow!BYOB Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Lorrie Quinstad, director of the Sun Towers pulmonary / physical therapy program is seeing miracles every day. Breath of fresh air%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOas much and more reinforce that notion. Fred Davis had one remaining goal and that was to be able to keep up with his attractive, smiling, bubbly and fastwalking wife, Thelma. That was the quantifiable goal the real objective was to regain their quality of life. His focus, however, remained on just being able to keep up with her, to be able to walk fast enough to catch up to Thelma. We spent too much time in hospitals, Fred said. Our life needed changing. Fred and Thelma joined the Sun Towers program on August 25. One of the tests performed for joining the program was a six-minute walk during which Fred experienced shortness of breath and a tightening in his chest. Quinstad recommended he see a cardiologist who actually called 911 upon seeing him. After several days in the hospital, the cardiologist recommended that Fred resume the Better Breathers program. His life began to change. You can change your future, he said. We want quality of life. Lots of people retire and sit around to watch TV and complain. But thats not us, it doesnt have to be that way. Why wouldnt people want a good quality of life? Its not easy going over there and pushing those machines [referring to the pulmonary / physical therapy workout room at Sun Towers] and your body might be saying you dont want to work out, but thats unacceptable. So then you push even harder. Lorrie Quinstad is now seeing miracles every day. Fred and Thelma have reclaimed their lives in ways they could not have imagined only months prior. Just like Robert Cramer has reclaimed his life. Struggling to breath is certainly one of lifes greatest struggles for some. It is easy to give up hope; it is easy to think the end is near. Breathing is taken for granted and when it becomes a problem, it can sap the energy and spirit out of the most energetic and hopeful people. Up to 15 million people in the United States suffer from chronic lung diseases, with likely millions more suffering undiagnosed, falsely assuming there is nothing to help them and silently giving up on life itself. This is such a wonderful service to the community, Quinstad said. I feel that awareness and education are important components to a healthy lifestyle. Quinstad feels so strongly about it because she knows there are people needlessly suffering and she knows there is help for them. She knows, as Fred and Thelma know, that lives can be changed. Quality of life shouldnt decline with age, it should get better. In just six months, Fred and Thelma have changed their lives for the better. In just six months, Fred has gone from losing his breath on a short walk to walking seven flights of stairs at Sun Towers. (He wanted to do 10 flights, but his therapist was unsure of her ability to do it.) During those six months, they passed on a long-planned cruise feeling their therapy was more important. They purchased another cruise for when they completed the program. A few weeks ago, they stepped off the ship and breathed in the fragrant air of Aruba, knowing what they were experiencing and how they felt would have been impossible only six months earlier. The program is now a part of their lifestyle. Fred and Thelma continue to work out; they continue to improve their quality of life. And the focus is on life its theirs, together, and it is only getting better. Fred and Thelma are happy, gracious people who are quick to smile and to share a warm touch on the shoulder while talking or joking with a candid laugh. They take deep breaths of life and are grateful for it. Their lives have changed. Thelma is walking past me right now, Fred said during a recent telephone call. She is carrying a big box. 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After the meeting, several employees mentioned coming in on time had not been a prior ity with the previous supervisor but if it was important now, they would improve, and they did. For the past few weeks, there have been no late arrivals except a woman who was two weeks late in delivering her baby, but that doesnt count. Give it your best, whatever you are paid. 3. Be trustworthy: If you say you are going to do something, do it. The larger the organization, the less time a supervisor has for each individual. As you become known as an independent worker, you will become more valuable. 4. Learn to listen: I think we all are looking for people who are good listeners. Nothing can make any of us feel so important as someone who pays attention to what we say. But you must be an active listener in order to get maximum results. An active listener gives the speaker feedback by asking questions and showing understanding by either voice or body gestures. 5. Have mature judgment: This entails being able to make rational and balanced decisions from the facts presented. Someone once said a person who is able to keep his head when all about them are losing theirs just doesnt understand the situation. Well, that may be true. But if you can do it, you will be in demand. As I said in the beginning, there are a number of traits supervisors would like to see in the people reporting to them. The more of these that we possess, the more likely we are to keep the job we have or get the job we want. These skills are not learned overnight, but they are easily lost through nonuse. You can be sure if you are a hard-working and optimistic person who can be trusted to listen carefully prior to making solid judgments, you will be a person in demand. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comFive traits supervisors value 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... Contributing WriterAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons .... Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan ............. Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers hundred supervisors. 1. Be optimistic: It is not hard to find negative people. Just look around you. What supervisors want are not people who say it cannot be done, but rather those who will look for answers. 2. Possess a good work ethic: I spoke with a supervisor recently who was almost in tears. He told me he had just The Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose, is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit their new website at RiverviewMooseLodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and their guests. April is the time of Spring and New Beginnings! Wednesday Dinners are Chefs Choice will be Liver-n-Onions or Chicken Quarters are Tacos and Burgers from 5-7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. at 3 p.m.with beer specials, wings, and free pool and bar games Installation is right around the Corner Installation ceremonies for WOTM at 1 p.m. and LOOM at 3 p.m. Dinner follows the ceremonies and the entertain ment will be Taylor and Taylor.Riverview Moose eventsThank youDear Editor: I had an incident on April 4. I went to Home Depot for some plants. I left the store and went to Big Lots. Getting out of my car, I did not have my purse. I was so upset. I went back to Home Depot and someone had returned my purse intact. I just want to say there are still honest people in the area. I want to thank the person very much for returning my purse to the store. Thank you. Thank you. Marilyn Petruzzelli, SCCLetter to the Editor:

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X The Flate and HCC summer camps are designed to introduce middle school students to the world of robotics and automation so they can then explore the applications in both the industrial and personal use fields. The camp facilitators are from SDHC, HCC and local industry, all selected based on their experience and training. The programs are held in conjunction with the National Science Foundation funded Florida Advanced Technological Education Center located at the Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus. During this exciting program, students will learn how to reconfigure Lego Mindstorms Robots and program them to follow specific commands, be part of robotic team challenges, learn design techniques utilizing software programs and the operation of a 3D printer to produce prototype parts. The summer camp captures the interest of middle and high school students by following the current trend of robotic applications used throughout the entertainment media. The curriculum is a mixture of Lego educational materials, STEM subjects and modern manufacturing information conducted in an environment of competitive problem solving. The campers develop a knowledge base of modern manufacturing, robotics design and programming while adding to team building experiences. The website for the Flate camps has all of the 2012 camp information. Visit:http://fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html for flyers and registration forms for all weeks of camp. The middle school camp consists of incoming 6th graders to 8th graders The high school camp consists of incoming freshmen to 12th grade. In particular, Flate and HCC are reaching out to girls to build their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. There is a week of camp in which Flate is registering 20 girls for the girls only June 18-22. All camps are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillsborough Community ColStudents are to bring their own lunch and snacks. For more information, email camps@fl-ate.org or call 444-CAMP.Engineering and Robotics Summer Camps offered at HCC Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS 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 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. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Southern Tied at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Come on down and socialize. 5TRAE P. ARMSTRONG Air Force Airman Trae P. Armstrong graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Armstrong is the son of Dawn and Paul Armstrong of Andy Drive, Riverview. He is a 2011 graduate of River view High School. ALEXANDRIA N. SCOTT Air Force Airman Alexandria N. Scott graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Scott earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Joy Scott of Northeast 12th Avenue, Homestead, and granddaughter of Carol Brown of Boyette Road, Riverview. The airman is a 2011 graduate of Robert Morgan Educational Center, Miami.HCC honors outstanding students at SouthShore CampusHillsborough Community College (HCC) SouthShore Campus will host their 4th Annual Student Excellence Awards at 6 p.m. on Friday, Beach, to recognize outstanding students. Faculty and staff from HCCSouthShore, as well as students receiving awards and their families will be in attendance. Our student excellence awards celebrate the best and brightest on our campus, said SouthShore Campus President Dr. Allen Witt. This year we will give 63 awards for a variety of accomplishments. Faculty members nominate their highest achieving students for the awards and a special committee makes the final choices. Honors will include Whos Who, Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Club, Deans List and Outstanding Student Awards. Some of the most prestigious awards include the Presidential Achievement Award for the student who has overcome the most obstacles to succeed, along with two new awards for high school students who are dual enrolled: the Presidential Scholar Award and the Deans Scholar Award. English Professor Janet Willman will emcee the event, and speakers will include Dr. Witt and Dean of Student Services Steven Stancil. Approximately 200 to 240 people are expected to attend the awards event, which will feature a buffet-style, seated dinner catered by students in training from the South County Career Center. Its a win-win for HCC-SouthShores faculty and staff to partner with another community educational institution for our awards dinner, Dr. Witt said. Hillsborough Community College serves more than 48,000 students annually on five campuses and three centers throughout Hillsborough County. More than 6,000 of those students attend the SouthShore Campus. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Recent fundraising efforts by the Apollo Beach Womans Club have scholarship fund which awards scholarships to qualified graduating Apollo Beach high school students attending a Florida state college or university in Fall 2012. The club also awards scholarships to renewing scholarship recipients who have been supported from their freshman year in college. The clubs annual fashion show was attended by over 200 and was coordinated by Lee Lathbury, Mina Frank, Betty Prager and Kay Cosgrove. It was held on March 31 at the Bradenton Yacht Club silent auction was coordinated by ter headed ticket sales. ABWC members modeled fashions from Coldwater Creek. In addition to the fashion show the guests were treated to entertainment by Ellen Kleinschmidt, Brian Klenschmidt, Teri Council and Kathy Straube. The event included a silent auction gift baskets, two sets of Disney World tickets for two, two sets of Sea World tickets for two, museum and performing arts center tickets, dinner certificates, and a champagne bunch and overnight stay at Little Harbor in Ruskin. Recipients for this years scholarships will be announced at the Photo by JMDoyle i Worms to go be presented at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the Hillsborough Vermi-composting is the process of breaking down organic matter into nutrient-rich compost through the use of worms. The workshop will include a presentation on Vermi-composting and a hands-on create your own worm bin session. Participants will learn how to care for their worms so they will provide the most compost and castings. Instructions will be included on how to harvest worm castings and the best uses for castings in your garden. This is one more way to The cost to attend this workshop is $22 per household for one bin. Each household will be provided with all the materials they need to build a worm bin including worms. Bring newspapers and/or paper bags. Pre-registration is required. Register at: http://hillsborough. ing/event-calendar.html.Apollo Beach Womans Club announces results of fashion show ABWC awarded $11,000 in scholarships to 7 college-bound Apollo Beach high school seniors and renewed 8 scholarships for our previous scholarship recipients. ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. In addition to raising money for college scholarships for Apollo Beach students and participating in community service projects, club members participate in a variety of enrichment groups including the bridge, book, culture and garden clubs. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the ABWC, visit their website at www.apollobeachwomansclub.com to become familiar with all the philanthropic work members do and to view their activities. The next membership meeting will be held on bor, Ruskin. The ABWC cordially invites anyone interested in the ABWC to make a reservation for the luncheon by contacting Pam cost of the luncheon is $16 and the monies must be received by Pam by May 4. Dues for the 2012-2013 year are $20 and are now payable. They may be sent to Sharon April events at Camp BayouGreat American Cleanup American Cleanup. Help Keep for the cleanup at http://www. keeptampabaybeautiful.org. Save the Frogs Day Save the Frogs Day. For more information, go to http://conserveitforward.org. This event is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. For more information, visit www.campbayou.org

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X 10 7 6B 7 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? Sun Point Dollar3052 E. College Ave. (Next to Goodwill)813-641-7700 Dollar $$$ PowerAll Items$1 or lessNew Items Weekly Welcome Marie, Nail Tech, to our staff T uesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnette s Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in the V illage Plaza (next to Copper Penny)634-5422 Mani/Pedi Combo $30 Special $10 $7Exp. 6/30/12 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights April 19-25Excel: Basic Formatting and Calculations Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other tech niques. Learn to create and execute basic calculations. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel-an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. An unfor gettable journey into one mans remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others. The Funny Bone in Poetry Award-winning Poet, John F. Foster, will be probing for the humerus using selections from his three books in a PowerPoint presentation. Noted for his entertaining and instructive audio-visual programs, the Poet will discuss elements of humor in the many forms of light verse. eBooks 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. eBook for Tablets and SmartPhones Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a 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. On-Line Genealogy Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) will provide free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! PENNY LUCILLE The Waltons DOB: 2/2/2007. 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. Cruise with the Senior SinglesThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SCCUMC), has set a dinner/ dance paddleboat cruise from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in St. Petersburg, with boarding at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 4. Cost is $32.75, and does not include tax or gratuity. For more information on reser vations and carpooling, call Mary Jo at (813) 383-7535, or Patti at (813) 634-7171. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun.Tall tales told in Tampa areaTravel to the Tampa-Hillsborough County 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, April 21 at Hillsborough High School, 5000 Central Ave. in Tampa. This free festival provides fun for the whole family with various storytelling tents, an open mic, roving storybook characters, a book fair, arts and crafts, and food trucks. There will even be classroom sessions where kids get the chance to tell stories! Featured guest storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will share her talents at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Elizabeth Ellis was selected as the Listeners Choice at the 30th Anniversary National Storytelling Festival, and is a storyteller-inresidence at the International Storytelling Center. She is a recip ient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. For full event details, visit www. tampastory.org. GOT NEWS??Send us your news at news@observernews.net

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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 4/30/12$99 $ 99with rebate OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongExp. 4/30/12Special Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT YOUR HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME AGAIN & T AKE AN EXTRA $500 OFF Coupon worth$500 Low Summer Prices Commission has questions too.What if this leads to other protected land designations being changed? asked Logan Sultenfuss, co-owner of the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club and Apollos Bistro. A meeting attended by local residents was held at the Bistro recently and many questions were asked, prompting Sultenfuss and others to gather county records to see if any of the countys ELAPP lands had ever been reassigned to other land uses. Kurt Gremley, ELAPP Acquisition Manager for the Hillsborough County Real Estate Services Department, explained the clause in the ELAPP documents that allows for such a transaction. It is called the Acquisition of Convenience clause and refers to land purchased under ELAPP that is not deemed preservation land at the time of purchase but must be purchased in order to acquire some preservation land. Usually this is demanded by the landowner. If an ELAPP land has a designation of acquisition of convenience at the time it is purchased, prior to its conveyance to the county, then later it can be considered for uses other than natural preservation lands, Gremley stated. But if the land is deemed preservation land when purchased, it can never be changed to acquisition of convenience. We have always maintained the integrity of the program. The Acquisition of Convenience clause is included in the Sept. 21, 1994 resolution made by the Commissioners to approve the 177-acre purchase of which 58 acres were separated from the rest of the lands by the building of Interstate 75. Of these 58 acres, only a portion is being considered for lease to the YMCA. This is a textbook case for acquisition of convenience, Gremley said. The owner refused to sell the preserve unless the county also purchased this land, which was not a part of the original approved ELAPP preservation site. The ELAPP General Committee, comprised of volunteers, had no objection to the request that this land be redesignated, provided that ELAPP was reimbursed for the cost of that portion of the land. According to the Feb. 22, 2012 County Commission agenda, the Commission authorized the director of real estate services to sign the land use amendment application made by the YMCA. For this ELAPP would be reimbursed $97,560. Gremley says it is a lease. Some residents say if the county is reimbursed, it is a sale. The Planning Commission has so many questions about this transaction, two meetings have been scheduled. According to Melissa Zornitta, planning group leader, Gremley will make a presentation and answer questions at the regular Planning Commission Board Meeting May 14 at 2 p.m. Residents may attend. Then, that same day at 5:30 p.m, there will be a public hearing on the matter at which time the Planning Commission will vote upon whether to approve this measure to be drafted and presented to the County Commission. If the Planning Commission approves on May 14, the Commissioners will vote June 7 at 6 p.m. This meeting is also open to the public for comment. Land use maps show that the county once considered a portion of this property to be used as a county park because it is adjacent to the Vance Vogel Park on Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton. County maps show it is just west of Interstate 75 and also borders Big Bend Road. Resident Bruce Davis, owner of Flip Flops and Fitness in Apollo Beach is concerned with traffic flow in that area. There is so much scheduled to be built on the Big Bend corridor, Davis said. Between the mall, the hospital, and all the other things going in if there is any buildable land at that point I should think the county would be planning for DOT to put a cloverleaf there to minimize congestion at the entrance and exits of I-75. People talk about not wanting to drive to Brandon but it looks like Brandon traffic is being brought to us. I would suggest if any residents are concerned that they contact the Planning Commission and our County Commissioners before they vote, Sultenfuss said. Sultenfuss said that although in the beginning small business owners of fitness, childcare facilities and special activities were concerned with the building of a YMCA right on the interstate because it would get so much exposure and perhaps drown out existing businessesplus get county help for free due to their nonprofit status that private businesses have to pay foronce they began to investigate county paperwork their concerns became much deeper. Is this even permitted? Sultenfuss asked. Or is it a way of getting more money for the county? After all, if the land was used for a county park, I would use it with my kids (in the after school program at his business). But if ELAPP has to be reimbursedthen the county would be paying the county. Obviously they dont want to have to do that.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOChanging uses of ELAPP lands

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APRIL 19, 2012 9 Mothers Day Buffet Soup Seafood Chowder Salads Arugula Salad, Simple Green Salad with Assorted Dressings and Condiments, Mediterranean Salad, Pasta Salad, Tomato Mozzarella Julienne Basil Displays Anti-Pasta Display with Assorted Cured Meats and Imported Cheeses, Fruit Display, Cheese Display, Smoked Salmon with Appropriate Condiments Assorted Seafood Display, Oysters, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws Carving Station Roasted Steamship Round with Horseradish Sauce, and Herb Au Jus Honey Glazed Ham with a Cranberry Pineapple Chutney and Creole Mustard Sauce Entre Selection BBQ Rubbed Salmon with Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce Topped with Mandarin Orange Salsa Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Wilted Spinach Diced Tomato and Supreme Sauce Seafood Mac & Cheese Scallops, Lobster and Shrimp with Sherry Cream Cheese Sauce Baked Cod with Lobster Cream Sauce Accompaniments Roasted Vegetable Medley Fresh Sesame Seared Green Beans Honey Glazed Carrots Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Tossed in Tomato Herb Butter Saffron Rice Desserts Decadent Chocolate Fountain with Appropriate Dipping Items, Assorted Cakes, Cheesecakes, Tarts And Mousse Shooters with Fresh Berries Adults $24.95Children 10 and under $14.95 Reservations: Hours: 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Exotic bird extravaganzaThe Florida West Coast Avian Society will hold its annual exotic bird expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. There will be educational tables, vendors, and a show by Vickie Howle and her amazing flock. Admission is $4 and children under 10 are free. For more information, call Pat Burke at (941) 475-7103 or visit www.fwcas.org. Relay for Life of Sun City Center gives hope The Relay for Life of Sun City Center, held April 10-11 at Trinity Baptist Church, brought several generations of families together on the track. Participants walked, ran, rode in strollers, and propelled scooters to raise funds for cancer research. The survivors lap at noon highlighted the successes of modern medicine in conquering the disease. Though more work needs to be done and more funding obtained, the survivors participating in the lap were evidence that the American Cancer Society is living up to its motto of Celebrating More Birthdays. Following the first lap, survi vors and their caregivers were treated to a luncheon provided by South Bay Hospital. Throughout the day, members of the 18 registered teams walked laps, participated in games, and sold food and wares to raise money to support Relay. Additional monies were raised in donations made for the luminaria service held later in the evening. The participants filling the church sanctuary learned from cancer survivors Rev. Betty Beach-Con nell and Dale Revell how their successful struggles against the disease strengthened their fami lies and their faith. Exiting the sanctuary, members of the group again walked the track, which was now fully surrounded by luminary bags displaying the names of loved ones lost to the disease and of those who, like Betty and Dale, have fought and are now cancer free. The event wound down on the morning of the 11th with a pancake and sausage breakfast, with ticket sales again benefiting the American Cancer Society. Committee Chair Vivian Hodgkin announced that, to date, the event has raised $33,500 toward its goal of $40,000. The books will remain open until August to allow for later contributions and fundraising events.Looking for appraisers and attorneys to serve as special magistratesOpportunities now exist for appraisers and attorneys to serve as special magistrates for the 2012 value adjustment board. An Appraiser Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding valuation of real estate must be a state certified or licensed Florida Real Estate Appraiser pursuant to Chapter 475, Florida Statutes, and have not less than five years experience in real property valuation. An Appraiser Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of tangible personal property must be a designated member of a nationally recognized appraisers organization and have not less than five years experience in tangible personal property valuation. An Attorney Special Magistrate must be a member of The Florida Bar with no less than five years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation. Prior to conducting hearings, Magistrates must complete Department of Revenue training. Magistrates will conduct hearings and write findings and conclusions of law. Qualified individuals wishing to serve must file an application on or before Thursday, May 31, 2012. Applications and additional criteria are available at the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 12th Floor, Tampa, FL, 33602, phone 813-276-8100, ext. 4354.

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APRIL 19, 2012 11 South Bay Hospital is pleased to offer you a comprehensive Spring Wellness Check to make sure your health is in full form before you head north.Thursday, April 26th8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106 Sun City Center, FL(Behind South Bay Hospital)Call Consult-A-Nurse at 1-888-685-1595 today to schedule your Spring Wellness Check. Wellness Check Includes 4016 Sun City Center Boulevard | Sun City Center, FL 33573 Telephone: (813) 634-3301 www.SouthBayHospital.com 2012 Earth Day Celebrations Around FloridaThere are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day, here are a few suggestions of events happening around the state.Celebrate Earth Day Tampa Bay Go Native at the USF Botanical Gardens. This years theme of Go Native promotes the importance of using native plants in urban landscape Tousands of people from the Tampa Bay area attend this event filled with vendors, food, music and more. Visit www.usf. edu/earthday.The Great American Cleanup event gives community groups the opportunity to show pride and encourages volunteerism by cleaning and beautifying parks, neighborhoods and shorelines. Notify the staff at the Ranger Station that youre supporting the day. Meet at parking lot #4, at the state park Blazing Star pavilion.Limited to 50 participants.Free entry into the park for supporting this event. Contact: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for event sign-up 813960-5121Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Kissimmee State Park with a Ranger lead hike on the gobbler ridge trail at 9:00 am. After the guided hike join in on the fun of a recycle relay race at 11:00 am.23rd annual Earth Day Celebration at the park. Activities will include arts and crafts vendors, living history demonstrations, environmental and cultural booths, live entertainment, nature programs, live animals, games of chance, and a large childrens environmental activity center. A variety of food and drink will also be sold by vendors and local organizations. $10 per vehicle/up to 8 people. Exhibits will be set up by many environmental and educational groups in the Garden of the Springs and throughout the Park. Volunteers will have educational interpretive carts out along the Wildlife Walk. Regular park admission. For information, call 352628-5343.A day of exploration and enviromental awarness with displays and activities like reptile interpretation, wildflower walks, native animal exhibit and interpretive hikes on native flora and fauna. An array of activities for the whole family in the beautiful natural setting of Florida Caverns State Park. Free with paid park entrance fees. 850573-0390.Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful rallies volunteers to make a visible difference in the environment through initiatives such as litter removal, litter prevention, recycling, beautification and improvement programs. Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, the Great American Cleanup inspires people to take pride in their communities by encouraging volunteerism, personal action and responsibility. To sign up for the Great American Cleanup or for additional information visit www.khcbonline. org Space is limited. Park admission is waived for volunteers. www.khcbonline.orgIts the largest Earth Day event in Central Florida. They have all vegan food! Find artists, entertainers, a kids zone and its pet friendly. Held at Lake Eola Park, 101 North Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Free. www.cfearthday.orgMore than 40 vendors will be on hand, and there will be a childrens carnival with face-painting, educational presentations, entertainers and more. Free Earth Day T-shirts are offered to the first 50 guests! Bring in clean plastic shopping bags for recycling and get a free pass to a Florida State Park one pass for every 20 plastic shopping bags. While supplies last. www.conservancy.org Youll find more than 100 plant and garden vendors, and theyll have free pine seedlings, 1,500 trees for sale, childrens educational activities, a flower show, tool sharpening booth, childrens plant fair and more. Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710, www.stpeteparksrec.org

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13 13TECH TALK 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 SPRING businesses expand and conduct business more efficiently. When our businesses grow, others find out our area is a great place to bring their business. Our Chamber members have been integral in bringing new businesses here. Just recently, Realtor David Richie lured the owner of the new Sunshine Caf and we now have a new restaurant. Currently, the Chamber is working to bring a chair manufac turing company to this part of the county. What a boon to our economy if we could bring their manufacturing plant here. Thats a lot of jobs! We also work closely with our county and state government officials on many levels. Whether its distributing quarterly reports from our county commissioners or getting Pot Hole Road fixed, its important we have established relationships with the powers that be. We dont serve the community separate from the business community. Oh sure, we notarize and fax things and field complaints on code violations and requests for travel information. But by helping to keep local businesses strong and bringing in new ones, we are helping to provide more products and services to our residents. This, in turn, helps to bring new residents, and the cycle of economic growth spirals up, not down. Im fortunate the ABWA asked me to be a part of their program. It made me sit back and see the big picture that is often obscured by the minutia of the day-today job. Im sure Melanie feels equally fortunate after all, we have the same mission and vision. This exercise just made that vision easier to see.TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessLast month I was asked to be a co-speaker to the American Business Womens Association. The other speaker was Melanie Morrison, Executive Director of the Southshore Chamber of Commerce and the topic was how the Chambers impact local businesses and the community. My first reaction was is this dinner five hours long, because thats how long it could take to discuss this in detail? I spent the last two weeks thinking about this topic and preparing my remarks, which I gave at their dinner this past Monday. It was, indeed, difficult to pare down our duties and responsibilities as they relate to the community. Do we mention all of the chairs, tables and room space we loan out to various non-profits so they can meet their missions? How about the educational programs we put on for local residents on hur ricane preparedness and care for the caregiver? Surely these things impact the community. Sure, we help the community every day on the micro level. We help track down long-lost great aunts and provide the longitude and latitude of local towns for the grandkids geography projects. We give directions to Busch Gardens and look up a lot of phone numbers. So, what about the impact we have on local businesses? I am proud of the support we offer companies through business education programs, networking oppor tunities and referrals. But Im even prouder of the associations and partnerships we have made with other agencies such as the Small Business Information Center and the Economic Development Council. These relationships help us provide much more assistance and resources to help local You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Two chiefs meetThe League of Women Voters held an informational meeting at The Regent Convention Center on March 31. The primary topic concerned the various measures the TPD will be taking with regard to the Republican National Convention. Chief Castor indicated that 50,000 people plus the media and protestors will be coming to Tampa in August. Not only will they be contending with tremendous numbers, but August heat and daily showers are an important concern. Without a doubt, there will be many cases of heat exhaustion and or stroke in the city. Chief Noreen Schramm questioned EMS availability as well as direct routes and open roads to the local hospitals should transport become necessary. 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 Saturday, April 21 in the Community Room. Through the medium of PowerPoint, the poet will share his work in a program entitled Patterns in Poetry. The audiovisual 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 simultane ously. 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. Buy more, save more with these elegant lightdiffusing window fashions, now through June 17. Plus, get a free LiteRise cordless lifting system upgrade with your purchase of Silhouette window Shadings.*Manufacturers rebate and upgrade offers valid for qualifying purchases made 4/30/12 -6/17/12. A qualifying purchase is dened as a purchase of any of the product models set forth above in the quantities set forth above. 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14 APRIL 19, 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 Beliefs are really rules for action. Charles S. Peirce 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 Dolores Greene McCordDolores Greene McCord, 92, of Sun City Center, Florida formerly of Seymour, IN, passed away at the Lifepath Hospice on April 9, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. Dolores was born on February 2, 1920 in Seymour, the daughter of Howard S. and Gladys E. (Goodpasture) Greene. She worked as an Executive Secretary for Cummins Engine Co. for 17 years and then for the Arizona State Highway Dept. for 12 years, retiring in 1982. She attended St. Pauls Lutheran Church Borchers and was a former member of the Jackson County Democratic Womens Club She is survived by 2 daughters: Monica Pixie (Jerry) Otte and Ann Smith Guiles; 4 grandchildren: Catherine Shea (Richard) Fulton, Monica Ann Otte, Patrick Shawn Otte and Julie Lynn (Greg) Rieker; 7 great grandchildren and cousins, Joan (Basil) Robertson, Mary J. (Dennis) Fishburn and Pam Buford. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 husbands: William Thomas Smith, Everett Donica and Robert Hugh McCord, a sister, Betty Greene Hoffman and a grandson, Jeremy Nathaniel Otte. Cremation Rites have been accorded and a Memorial/graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery Borchers. Memorials can be made to Jackson County Humane Society through Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274 You can light a virtual candle for Dolores at: www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com Arrangements by Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour IN 47274. Leora (Lee) M. TrevinoLeora (Lee) M. Trevino RN, 90, died at her home April 7, 2012. She was a surgical nurse for 30+ years and enjoyed active retirement for 40 years in Sun City Center. She was a caring, loving person who lived life to the fullest and loved her family with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Trevino. She is survived by a son, Gary Speight (Terri); a daughter, Marsha Anderson (Bruce); four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. R. David WoodR. David Wood passed away peacefully April 3, 2012 in his home in Sun City Center. He was born on January 21, 1933 in Groveland, Massachusetts, son of Ralph and Marian (Worthen) Wood. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married his love Marion Holder on April 18, 1963. He began working at Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1959 and retired as Treasurer 35 years later. He is survived by his wife Marion; his sons, Alan Angus (wife LuAnn) and Mark Wood (wife Therese); his daughters, Marilyn Gushard (husband Keith) and Brenda Karp (husband Jeff) and sisters, Dorothy Janvrin and Elizabeth Platine. He has four grandsons Scott, Christopher, Michael and Adam and 3 granddaughters Nicole, Danielle and Rachel and 3 great granddaughters Kaitlyn, Kimberly and Clara. David and Marion moved to Sun City Center 16 years ago from Foxborough, Massachusetts. David volunteered on the Sun City Center Emergency Squad for 10 years. He enjoyed lawn bowling, but his greatest enjoyment was being with his friends. He was most appreciated for his sense of humor and quick wit which he combined with quiet dignity. He and Marion also enjoyed traveling around the world and exploring new places. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends. There will be a memorial service for him in Foxborough, Massachusetts this summer. Daniel Big D Strunk8/14/88 8/22/08 Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Dad, Mom, family and friends. This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. Deuteronomy 30:19h hIN MEMOR Y Help is a phone call awayHow can Good Samaritan Ser vices help you? Doris Ragland, Good Samaritan Services, will answer that question at 1:30 p.m. on May 3 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd, West. If you plan to attend this seminar, call the church office at (813 634-1252) to reserve your seat. 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. For more information call Beth Israel Congregation at 633-3106.New Beginnings Fellowship hosts gospel singersThe gospel group Homeward Bound of Chiefland, Florida will be ministering at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 22 at New Beginnings Fellowship. The founder of this Southern Gospel group is Sam Rife whose parents founded the Ruskin Pentecostal Church of God many years ago. The church is located at 1120 27th St. S.E. Ruskin. For more infor mation call Rev. R. Lewis Brady, D.D. at 654-1018.South Bay Church to host Beth Moores Loving Well RetreatThe Womens Ministry of South Bay Church will be hosting a twoday Beth Moore video retreat at the church Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. The Friday session will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Loving Well Retreat features four heart-to-heart messages designed to help women embrace the biblical mandate to love and to develop skills for loving others. Beth discusses how some people are a joy to love, others are difficult, and some are humanly impossible to love. In all of those relationships one truth endures: We will never be able to love others well until we have been loved well. And only God can ultimately give us the complete love we so desperately need. Join other women at South Bay Church for fellowship, have a few laughs, shed a few tears, eat, and make some new friends. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 S., Riverview, just south of Big Bend Road. Register through April 22 at the church welcome center or online at www.southbay.cc. The cost is $25 per person and can also be paid online. Click on Ministries and navigate to Women. For more information email info@southbay. cc or call 677-0721.

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APRIL 19, 2012 15 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. Womens Retreat May 4th & 5thJoin us for a fun-lled weekend as we learn how to love well! The Womens Ministry of South Bay Church will be hosting a two-day BETH MOORE video retreatFri., May 4, 5:30 to 9 p.m. & Sat., May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Register and pay online through April 22 at www.SouthBay.cc. $25 per person. Email info@southbay.cc for more information. SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much more Celebrate Israels Independence DayThe Tampa Jewish Community Center will sponsor a Communitywide Yom Haatzmaut Celebra tion on Sunday, May 6 at the Straz performing Arts Center Outdoor Pavilion. This years activities are free and will include a performing arts themed event beginning at noon. Israeli vendors, a carnival for chil dren, Israeli food concessions and musical and dance entertainment, both local and Israeli will be highlighted. For more information call Jack Ross 813-769-4727.Roz Cruthis honored as churchs Woman of the YearThe Womens Fellowship of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. has selected Roselyn Cruthis as their Woman of the Year. Roz and her husband Jim retired to Sun City Center in 1999. Actually the word retire never entered her mind and many appreciative adults and children have benefited from her loving care and attention. Roz is Vice-President of The Hope Fund that cares for, supports, and sponsors neighboring low income families. She does the photography, web page, childrens projects and the famous Breakfast and Bingo to raise funds for the children. She is the publicity chair for the Federated Womens Club----a huge task. The new area local library has Roz on the Friends of the Library Board. Experiencing phenomenal growth is the South Shore Hillsborough Community College. She lends her expertise to their Citizens Advisory Council. The church is fortunate for her leadership and involvement. She served as Chair for the Mission Board, is a member of the Pastoral Relations Board and she is now focusing on the Interim Pastor Search, the Board Grants Committee of the local Interfaith Council and most recently the Mary Petro Fund. This is a new responsibility for the church. These are funds restricted to clients in dire need of assistance with the cost of food and/or medicine. Caring Hearts and Helping Hands certainly a description of Roz. She is active in the church singles group-----joyful and fun. How does Roz maintain her energy and spirit? She cycles over a thousand miles a year on her bike----five miles a day five days a week. Water aerobics and Tai Chi are on the agenda---confesses to being a big reader and the outdoor garden is a mutual love. Forever the Christian woman that has inspired and led others in her life, community and service by generous examples of care, love and a smile that lights up the life of everyone. Roz Cruthis Pictured from left to right are Cephus Stokes, Tex and Jean Texiere, Ardyth Bennett, Pastor Ron Churchill, Carole and Dick Mess, and Sandra and Ron Hudson. New members welcomedRecently Trinity Baptist Church welcomed 8 new members to their church family. For information on Trinity Baptist call 634-4228. Beth Israel Sisterhood to meetBeth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center, announces their closing Luncheon and Installation of Officers for 2012-13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. The luncheon will be $12 per person. Carol Ogle will entertain with her musical talent. You may call in your reservation at 813829-7227, or send in your check to Carol Balent, 11449 Crestlake Village Drive, Riverview,33569. Payment must be in by April 23. This is Sisterhoods last hurrah for the season, a great reason to attend and thank present and future officers, enjoy good music, and eat a delicious lunch.United Methodist to host Africa University ChoirThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host a chamber group comprised of fifteen members of the Africa University Choir on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Choir will be in the Tampa area from April 24 to May 1 to give a series of performances at area churches and at the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. In addition to performing in Sun City Center, the groups engagements include evening performances at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bradenton and the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland. Over the course of the United Methodist General Conference, the Africa University Chamber Choir will perform at the Africana Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel followed by a performance during the Special Plenary at the Tampa Convention Center later that evening. A performance is also scheduled for the choir during Higher Education Night, organized by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The choir features students from various academic disciplines and from seven African countries, all with a passion for music ministry. Its repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe); Zulu (South Africa); and Lingala (Democratic Republic of Congo). The Choir is under the direction of Mr. TendekaiKuture, a Zimbabwean and distinguished choral conductor. He is head of the Department of Music in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Africa University. For more information call 813634-2539 or visit www.sccumc. com. Community Sing plannedSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association [SHMA], an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County, will facilitate the monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30 at the Maranatha Church of God located at 101 6th Avenue, Ruskin. Grace and Truth Fellowship International will be the hosting church. A Worship Prelude to the sing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information call (813) 634-5585. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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X 16 APRIL 19, 2012 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights April 19-25 Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids are Focused The following students were outstanding examples of what it means to be focused: Adeleni Abrams, Sarah-Jane Sullivan, Damian Freeman, Nakya Granlee, Antonio McPherson, Eric Thomas, Emy Cantu, Quentin Bennett, Nikki Nguyen, Jacqueline Sapon-Gonzalez, Jose Hernandez-Yanez, Octavio Reyes, Yasmin Ortiz-Sanchez, Kaedyn Love, Leah Aguilar, Brooke Waldo, Mariah Pardo, Brianna Jaramillo, Heidi Cantu, Savannah Cummings, Cutter Humphreys, Shyane Purcell, Hailey Smith, Sergio Delgadillo, Kailey Miller, Carmelo Vargas, Austin Hancock, Brianna Potter, Jespere Fievre, and Zyon McClary. Teen Night: Anime Club For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join our Art Instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children in grades K-5. Join the Childrens Librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is school early-release Monday. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction.EBHS Alumni Association to meetThe annual meeting for the East Bay High School Alumni Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. Satur day, April 28 in the Media Center at East Bay High School. All alumni are invited to attend. It has been brought to our atten tion that many of you have been contacted by Alumni Archive, AlumniClass.com, or some other organization to join their group or website. These groups or websites have no affiliation with the East Bay High School Alumni Association, Inc. They are the genuine and original local alumni association founded and operated by fellow East Bay High School alumni and students. East Bay High School Alumni Association, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. All proceeds are funded directly back to and for the benefit of East Bay High School. They are currently in the process of creating a dedicated website that will allow fellow alumni to post news, pictures, contact friends, and announce reunions and other items of interest. If there are any fellow alumni who are web designers and could help with this process call (813) 374-4863. Watch the local papers for more information. A contact person or persons are needed to represent each graduating class from East Bay High School. It is difficult to notify everyone as they do not have current contact information for many of the alumni. If you would be interested in representing your class, call (813) 374-4863.Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Ruskin 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 19 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Mens Auxiliary Meeting Nomination and Election Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Sweetwater Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21 District #12 Auxiliaries Appreciation Post 10140, Tampa at noon. Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Bus Trip to Tampa Bay Downs. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 23 Fire in the Hole at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 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 25 Open. 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.

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APRIL 19, 2012 17 Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $33................before noon$28...................after noon$20...................after 3 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 5/1/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and SaturdayOPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Jeannie Casnellie, Inc. Advertising Lawson Financial Tax-Free Muni Bond & Seminar Ad SUN CITY OBSERVER NEWS (FL) email: 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: 7.6 5% The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSIn a recent poll I read, Florida is indeed the Fishing Capital of the World. California comes in second. I also learned that our fresh water fishing alone generates for the state over a billion dollars in revenue a year. We also are known for our largemouth bass. Many do not realize that they can be caught in the upper fresh waters of the Little Manatee and the Alafia Rivers. When you boat the upper rivers, you will need a freshwater fishing license to catch these largemouth bass. You do not need to roam for this fish, stay at home, just change your fishing pole from a saltwater pole to a lighter weight pole. Just drop a bait of live worms. Some use plastic or rubber, but why not use a live worm, dig your own or buy a bag from your local bait shop. Best time to catch freshwater catfish is at dusk. They are most active this time of the evening because of our hot sun, they emerge at night to feed and have fun. Our area is known for hush puppies and freshwater catfish. Saltwater catfish may be edible, but most Ive spoken to release them when caught. Those pier fishing this week are saving on gasoline by dry-docking their boat. They report that whiting Freshwater fishing is a moneymakerhave been plentiful. They resemble a trout, and if fried, some wouldnt be able to tell the difference. The usual sheepshead have been a big pier and bridge catch this week. This is a lean white meat fish and great for any diet. In 1996 spotted seatrout had season closures. This was a batch of regulations to control seatrout, but today our seatrout population is healthy and stable. Many are in our grassy flats. Some huge ones have been nicknamed Gator Trout. Legal catch is not more than 20 or less than 15. The blacktip shark can be eaten. If you talk to many of the native anglers who have fished the bay waters all their lives, they will tell you to first soak the meat in milk, then batter it as you would trout or mullet and deep fry. I hear much about sharks, but I know that they eat around dusk, so get out of the water while they are schooling looking for food. Watercraft people are on our waterways. Please dont let a child take a boat out by themselves. One accident this week involved a l0yearold at the wheel and those things will travel up to 70 miles per hour. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FISH TALES 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. Friday, April 27 Monday, April 30 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment.Fitness Club welcome Silversneakers members Insurance and/or SilverSneakers New Dollar Store in Ruskin opens Fundraiser organizedA fundraiser is scheduled for Lila Ruiz, a local three-year-old suffering from Megacystis-Micor colon-Intetinal-Hypoperistalsis syndrome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Winthrop Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. This life threatening genetic disorder is very rare. It is estimated that only 15 to 25 people in the US are currently living with this disease. During her short life Lila has endured 29 surgeries, monthly hospital stays and visits to specialists in four states. This event will feature music, monster trucks, car shows, bounce houses, baloons, face painting, giveaways, a silent auction, food and fun. To find out more about the fundraiser, go to www.staystronglila.com or call Sandy Martinez at 813-3092395.Attention all Veterans Center. Drivers also are needed to as See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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Board members agreed that the go forward plan should stem from an effort independent of both the board and undue membership influence but using a focus group approach to collect residents opinions, ideas and thoughts. To accomplish that objective, the board turned to Matulich, who earned a doctorate in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, SCC improvement issues Madison, with a major in marketing along with a minor in social psychology and research methods. She now is a full Professor of Marketing at UT, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses involving behavior, research, planning, and strategy within that discipline. She also earned bachelor and master degrees, in management, journalism, marketing and statistics, from Texas Christian University. In addition, she is a certified focus group moderator, team facilitator and leadership coach. Matulichs list of clients as a consultant include small businesses, major corporations and non-profits from Pets.com and the American Paint Horse Association to Bell Helicopter Textron, Kelloggs, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Peterbilt, and Proctor and Gamble to Girl Scouts and the YWCA. She has been an expert witness in state and federal courts, providing expertise on focus group and best marketing research practices. The professor is widely published, as well, according to her professional resume. The consultant currently is performing survey and assessment services for the Kings Point Federation in connection with possible uses of the two-story building where the WCIPrudential Real Estate brokerage was housed. Kings Point acquired the structure as part of its amenities package when the community borrowed about $53 million a few years ago to purchase many of its recreational facilities from the developer. Matulichs KP survey produced a significant 40 % return rate, Eileen Peco, federation president, said this week. Her contract with the CA is capped at $15,000. Emphasizing the diversity of the Sun City Center population in terms of ages, interests, backgrounds, club participations and the like, Director David Floyd said this week that among the consultants first tasks will be forming and leading focus groups of volunteering residents. Such groups might be built around characteristics like under 65 years of age or over 75 years old, around location of home in the community, around large or small club membership, around community service involvement or any number of other definitions representing segments of the community, he suggested. About 40 focus group volunteers have stepped forward already, Barnes said, adding that more are welcome. Anyone interested in being part of a focus group can contact the CA office by telephone or email, at 813/633-3500 or sccboard@suncitycenter.org.Floyd said that building priorities the various focus groups might consider range from new clubrooms to a new welcome/ information center to a new combined security patrol and Samaritan facility, from expanded parking near the Atrium to a revitalized Plaza to an upgraded library and Rollins Theater, from improved campus landscaping to a caf/social meeting area. Output from the focus groups then is to be used for design and development of a survey form which will be distributed to every CA member, Barnes said. Whether the completed forms are returned to a locked box in the CA offices or mailed directly to the consultant, the collection will be maintained by her to preserve anonymity of the respondents, he added. Matulich will be responsible for tabulating the survey information, creating a data base and analyzing the data using statistical tools. The end result is expected to be summary of the data and recommendations of researchers reported to the CA membership in a Town Hall session this fall, Barnes noted. Ultimately, the process will produce a long term plan of action for membership consideration, he added. In this way, an independent, unbiased and objective assessment of community needs as members see them will take shape, Barnes concluded, and every member will have an opportunity to have a say in what we want to do in the future. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Manatee Genealogical Society to meetManatee Genealogical Society will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday May 1 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcar rota Blvd. W., Bradenton. A panel of genealogy professionals and experienced researchers will offer Ask the Experts fielding attendees questions and concerns about individual research projects. Submit questions in advance to mgs.society@gmail.com or ask at the meet ing. For more information: Jean Morris 941-722-5156. Next meeting October. Web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/Good Goverment award presented to USF PresidentHillsborough County Board of County Commissioners presented their 2012 Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award to University of South Florida President Dr. Judy Genshaft. The presentation was made yesterday, April 18, during a 9 a.m. ceremony in the 2nd Floor County Commission Chambers, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. Dr. Genshaft has served as president and chief executive officer of the University of South Florida for 12 years. During her tenure, USF has become the 9th largest public research university in the nation, providing more than $3.7 billion annually to the economic impact of Hillsborough County. USF is one of the top employers in the Tampa Bay region. Dr. Genshaft is a leading voice for economic development and has specifically championed partnerships in high-technology and bio-science. County Commissioners created the Award in 1996 to annually honor an individual or group who has played a significant role in improving government through leadership and vision. Simmons was a respected government and civic leader who served seven years on the School Board and 21 years on the County Commission. His involvement in such initiatives as the creation of the University of South Florida, Tampa International Airport and University Community Hospital helped transform Hillsbor ough County from a rural county into a major urban center.Past recipients of the Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award include Dottie Berger MacKinnon, last years winner; Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court; the late Nettie M. Draughon, Plant Citys longtime city manager; Sam M. Gibbons, who served as a member of the U.S Congress for 34 years; former City of Tampa Mayor Dick Greco; former Hillsborough County Sheriff Cal Henderson; for mer State Senator Tom Lee; H. Lee Moffitt, former State Legislator; and Dr. Earl J. Lennard, Supervisor of Elections. Easier Biscuits Instead of rolling your dough out into a circle and cutting with a cup or a biscuit cutter, pat your dough into a large square and cut into 12 or 16 small squares. This saves time and effort, and there will be no wasted dough. My family and friends think that these square biscuits are neat.Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDSECTION BAAPRi I L 19, 2012SRnt Women farmers share family recipes and what its like growing Americas foodAmerican Lamb Arugula Salad with Blackberry VinaigretteKristin Reese Carrie DivineFaAMILY FEaATURES When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably dont picture a woman. But women operate more than 30 percent of the more than 3 million farms in Americamaking them a large part of raising your food. Kristin R Reese and Carrie Divine are two women whose farming roots run deep. Kristin grew up on a farm in Ohio and now has a farm of her own with her husband and kids. Carrie is an eighth-generation farmer on her familys land in Kentucky. Kristin and Carrie say the hardest part of being a farmer is not the hard work, its that todays farming is often mis understood. S Some consumers often think their food comes from large, impersonal corporations. T The fact is, 98 percent of farms and ranches in the U United S States are family owned and operated. T Thats why Kristin and Carrie joined CommonGround, a movement that fosters conversations among farm women and women in cities and suburbs around the country who want to know more about their food. T Through local events and the website www. FindOurCommonGround.com, women farmers share facts about todays agriculture and dispel misconceptions about modern farming. By Kristin Reese%  1 to 2 pounds sliced roasted lamb leg 2 bunches of arugula, washed and dried 10 ounces soft, mild goat cheese Blackberries 1/2 cup toasted pecans Salt and pepper to taste Blackberry Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup blackberry preserves 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, such as basil and thyme Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450F. Place lamb leg into a roasting pan and roast uncovered for 20 minutes, or until a crust forms that will seal in the juices. L Lower heat to 300F. Finish cooking (bone-in roast requires additional 20 minutes per pound; boneless roast requires additional 25 minutes per pound). I Internal temperature should reach 130 to 135F for a medium rare roast. R Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving. Carve against the grain about 1/2 inch thick per slice. Whisk all Blackberry Vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Arrange arugula in mounds on 4 plates with equal parts goat cheese in center of each mound. Arrange lamb slices around goat cheese and drizzle with vinaigrette. Garnish with blackberries and toasted pecans.S Serve with crusty French bread and a crisp S Sauvignon Blanc.Buying from local farms helps support area farmers, but most of the U United S States relies on food choices from around the country. I In fact, only 20 percent of farm land is near large metropolitan areas. As the population grows and competes for land, energy and water, U U.SS. farmers are becoming Stenger Family Not-Secret Pork MignonBy Carrie Divine%  2 1/2 pounds lean ground pork (I usually ask the local grocery store meat department to double-grind a pork loin or trimmed Boston butt for me.) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons salt 8 bacon slices For sauce: 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon steak sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon season salt M Mix the spices with pork. Dont think of doing this with a spoon get your hands in there. Form into patties 1 inch thick. Wrap bacon slices around outside and secure with toothpicks. Begin basting immediately with sauce mixture. TT urn patties over every 10 minutes and repeat basting. I If sauce begins to brown too quickly, place patties on aluminum Stuffed Jalapeo PeppersBy Linda Schwartz%  33 large jalapeo peppers 1 pound spicy sausage 1 bunch green onions 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or Worcestershire sauce 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound thin-sliced bacon Prepare jalapeos by cutting off tops and removing seeds and membrane from insides using an apple corer. Be careful not to poke holes in sides of peppers. Drain on paper towels. (II recommend wearing gloves for this spicy project.) in a food processor. Add browned sausage and process Add cream cheese, balsamic vinegar and garlic powder. Process until combined.S Stuff peppers with sausage mixture using a jerky shooter, pastry bag or small spoon. Cover top of pepper with one-half slice of bacon, using a toothpick to secure. Place in jalapeo pepper cooker or custard cups, making sure peppers remain upright. Bake in a 350F oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. T The longer they bake, the milder they are. STUFFED JALAPEO PEPPERS STENGER FAMILY NOT-SECRET PORK MIGNON AMERICAN LLAMB ARUGULA SALAD TT o learn more about family more recipes, or pose your own question to a farmer, visit www. FindOurCommonGround.com.

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APRIL 19, 2012 3B CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 5/24/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Governor Scott applauds Florida Spring Training BaseballTallahassee, Fla. Florida Spring Training Baseball continues to be a hot spot for Baseball fans as more than 1.6 million fans attended the 233 games of the 2012 season, setting a new per game attendance record, with an average of 6,965 fans attending games during the month of March. In the 233 games played in 14 Florida locations, over the course of 33 days, a total of 1,622,957 fans passed through stadium turnstiles. Only three games were rained out in the 2012 Florida Grapefruit League season, with all three coming on Sunday, March 11. Floridas great weather and sporting events like spring train ing continue to draw people to our state, Governor Rick Scott said, We are grateful to all of the visitors and businesses that made Spring Training a success and look forward to another exciting season of baseball. The total attendance figure was compiled, by the Florida Sports, a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., from daily box scores and confirmed by each of the 15 teams in the Florida Grapefruit League. Only games played in Florida between Major League teams were included in the total. The record-setting 2012 season reflected the all-time highest per game average attendance of 6,965 fans per game, topping the previous mark of 6,640 per game in 2010. Among the highlights of the 2012 season was the opening of the new home of the Boston Red Sox, JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. With a larger seating capacity than the Red Sox previous spring train ing home, City of Palms Park, total attendance increased by more than 30,000 fans and added nearly 2,000 fans per game. The Red Sox totaled 151,417 fans in 16 games for an average of 9,464 per game. The Detroit Tigers, playing their 76th spring training season in Lakeland, increased their total attendance for the fourth consecutive year with 134,899 attending 17 games at Joker Marchant Stadium for an average of 7,935 per game. The Tigers total attendance increased by more than 15,000 and the per game attendance increased by more than 900 per game. The Tigers and the City of Lakeland have the longest-standing rela tionship of any team playing in a spring training city than any other team in Major League Baseball. By showing off their new home, Marlins Park in downtown Miami, for two games against the New York Yankees, the Miami Marlins saw a significant jump in attendance as nearly 60,000 fans watched the Marlins and Yankees on April 1 and 2. The Yankees then traveled north to meet the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, on April 3, and the two teams played before an record crowd of 7,644 in Digital Domain Park. It was the first game between the Yankees and Mets during the Florida Spring Training season since 1996. A total of eight Florida Spring Training teams surpassed the 100,000 total attendance mark as the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies reached six figures. Three teams, the Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies, each topped 150,000 total attendance. Floridas spring training tradition began in 1888 when the Washington Statesmen traveled to Jacksonville to work out in the off season. Since that time, the off season workouts have become an economic benefit to the state as Florida Spring Training Baseball provides the State of Florida a $753 million economic impact each year. The total was determined by an economic impact survey, compiled during the 2009 season, by Bonn Marketing Research Group of Tallahassee. For more information about the Florida Grapefruit League and spring training baseball in the Sunshine State, please visit www. floridagrapefruitleague.com. GOV. RICK SCOTT

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4B APRIL 19, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Seven recognized three of its longest-serving members on April 7 during its Annual Awards Luncheon at Division Seven headquar ters at the Gandy Boat Ramp. Joe and Betty Hagan, of Magdalene Shores and Cliff Mar tin, of South Tampa, were recognized for their combined 59 years and 15,708 hours of service to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the civilian volunteer arm of the active-duty U.S. Coast Guard. The Hagans, both in their 80s, joined the Auxiliary together in 1991 and over 21 years, have amassed more than 10,300 hours of volunteer service, including 4,000 hours on the water during safety and security patrols. Throughout their Auxiliary careers, Joe and Betty both served in elected command positions and jointly, have earned 56 awards for meritorious service and efforts in a range of Auxiliary specialty areas, including underway operations, public affairs and public education. A retired U.S. Marine Corps Ser geant Major, Cliff Martin, 81, has donated 5,320 hours to the Auxiliary during 17 years of service, including 1,700 hours in performing a range of administrative support and port operations management efforts to the Coast Guard. Dur ing his Auxiliary career, Martin has served in elected command positions and earned 26 awards for meritorious service and worked in several Auxiliary specialty areas, including underway operations, member training, public education and security. Over their combined 59 years of service to the nation, the Coast Cliff Martin, of South Tampa (left) and Betty and Joe Hagan, of Magdalene Shores with their lifetime achievement awards, presented Saturday, April 7 during the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Seven Awards Luncheon. Collectively, Martin and the Hagans have volunteered more than 15,000 hours over 21 years to provide Auxiliary boating safety education, member training and support to the active duty Coast Guard. Coast Guard Auxiliary recognizes three members with lifetime achievement awardsGuard and the Department of Homeland Security, the contributions of Joe and Betty Hagan and Cliff Martin would equate to more than $549,000, applying the pay scale for a lieutenant (O-3) with 12 years of military service. By any standard of measure, the governments financial support of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is a sound investment. Annually, Auxiliary members nationwide volunteer upwards of 4.5 million hours to support a variety of active-duty Coast Guard mission areas, including boating safety education, vessel safety checks and underway safety/ security patrols. For example, over a recent three-year period and including a range of factors, the return on the Coast Guards investment in the Auxiliary ranged between 920 and 1,270 percent (%). The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the nations most active boating safety educator -more than 100,000 boaters participate in Auxiliary safe boating programs annually. Founded in 1939, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian, all-volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, providing boating education and Coast Guard mission support.Dollar Stretchers...Pesky Fruit FliesAnother way to get rid of fruit flies is to put a little apple cider vinegar in a small container and add a few drops of dish soap. This can be left out on the counter, and you will soon have a number of dead fruit flies in the container.Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! 2011 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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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 19, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONALSingle gentlemen looking for a companion. White lady any age. Call Rick between 9am-7pm, daily 312-852-2816 115 LOST & FOUNDFound on North Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. a GPS. 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