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www.ObserverNews.netMay 3, 2012 Volume 56 Number 15THE OBSERVER NEWS Watch next weeks paper for special advertising just for Mom...and remember to SHOP LOCALLY! New Riverview Womans Club offers membership to all ages. Read Penny Fletchers story on page 3. In Observations Mitch Traphagen declares never judge a person by the dog collar he wears page 10 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 20 0 8BEST O F SOUTH SHORE813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer Family Owned & Operated By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netT his year, some people will find that tax season carries with it a very unpleasant surprise. Across Florida and the nation, a growing number of people are falling victim to tax refund fraud. According to the IRS, nearly a quarter of all Americans wait until the last week to file their taxes and this year, the unpleasant surprise for some will be that someone else didnt wait and has already filed their taxes and collected a refund on their behalf. It is a problem that lacks a clear resolution, although in the end, the U.S. Treasury will carry most of the losses, which actually means the U.S. taxpayers. For the victim, there is no easy road to take to resolve the problem. Largely because the crime crosses multiple jurisdictions, local law enforcement is nearly powerless to stop or fix it. Privacy laws even tie the hands of the Internal Revenue Service, making a resolution a long-term prospect. For the victim, that means long-term problems that are associated with the theft of their identity. For those expecting a tax refund, it could also mean a very long wait for the refund check. The scam is relatively simple: a thief steals your personal information and files a phony tax return on your behalf, with a refund via check or debit card sent to a false address. Due to the sheer volume of returns sent to the IRS, the agency does not always have the resources to match up reported income with the W2 payroll forms from employers, or to perform For some, this tax season is more unpleasant than everother possible verifications before issuing a refund. Thus, the crime often goes undetected until the victim files a legitimate return. In addition to the shield of privacy laws, the crime has grown through what were good intentions on the part of the IRS to provide taxpayers with speedy refunds. That goal, however, does not allow time to fully verify returns before refunds are sent. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, representing Tampa and parts of Hillsborough including the south county area, has been leading a charge towards finding a solution to make it easier for the IRS to participate in fraud investigations, thus decreasing the amount of time it takes to resolve the problem for the victim. Last year, Ms. Castor wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner after a series of such crimes were exposed in the Tampa Bay area. Personal information is being stolen and used to file phony tax returns in order to secure refund checks and debit cards from the federal government, she wrote. Local authorities estimate that the tax fraud racket has cost the federal government millions of dollars in my community and billions nationwide. At a time when Congress is scrutinizing every tax dollar, we must improve federal operations and law relating to such investigations and prosecutions. The crime has few limits on victims, they include everyone from young people filing their first returns to the elderly. The victims have even been police Community Association soon to take possession of small acreageBy MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER While some criticisms remain, aggressive opposition here to proposed acquisition of a few acres sliced from a closed golf course apparently has ended. The opponents have pointed to the accomplishments of their resistance and proponents have executed an agreement finalizing the deal. A small group of SCC residents, coming together as the Sun City Center Awareness Committee, twice circulated signature petitions in the community calling for a membership vote on the SCC Community Association board proposal to acquire between five and six acres of the inactive North Lake Course at the north edge of the Central Campus. The deal with ClubLink, the Canada-based company which owns the communitys golf courses, was outlined in a Letter of Intent (LOI) initially drafted in December, 2011. No purchase money was involved, but the exchange did involve CA concessions on several points contained in the 1984 Agreement which has guided and controlled CA-developer actions for nearly 30 years. CA board directors have said the additional land is needed for any expansion undertaken as part of a community enhancement effort. The committee questioned the potential transaction based on possible but not yet known costs related to the concessions. In an especially-called CA board meeting last week, directors voted to reject the committees second petition, citing Article XV of the Articles of Incorporation which allows the board to turn aside an effort deemed not to be in the communitys best interests. The first petition also was rejected, in part because it was not adequately conformed. In addition, CA directors have pointed to sections of various governing documents which authorize their actions, underscoring that the board had not exceeded its authority on behalf of the community. At the same meeting, Ed Barnes, board president, announced that the LOI had been revised to delete a clause of particular concern to the committee. The deleted point See SCC ACREAGE ACQUIRED, page 7 See TAX REFUND FRAUD, page 16INSIDE:Guest pass policy changes are slated for discussion at the boards May 9 meeting. CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSTea timeSpring is in full bloom and with it comes opportunities. Its the perfect time for a tea or one of the many functions happening around South County. See pages 22-23 for events happening at local churches and temples. Above, Mary and Mackensay Machin enjoy a cup of tea at the Ladies Spring Tea fundraiser, held Saturday at South Bay Church. The event put their youth one step closer to summer camp.

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2 MAY 3, 2012 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. F r ee lunch and giv e a w a y s pr o v ided t o all a t t endees T o r egist er f or th e semin ars c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Stroke Prevention and Vascular HealthPresented by Dr. Mark Alkire, Board Certied Vascular Surgeon at South Bay HospitalMay is Stroke Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning about the importance of vascular health, stroke prevention and screenings. May 16th, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital)

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MAY 3, 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 SPRING Small personalized group. 1st class hotels $3299pp, land only, all breakfasts, 8 dinners, luxury coach, tour guide, all excursions included. Julie Wise 361-442-9377 hosted by SCC residents Dee & Mark Salmon 361-985-9901 www.amazingirishtours.com New Riverview Womans Club offers membership to all ages penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW From 18 to 80 or even beyond, women from all over South County and Brandon are invited to join the new Riverview Womans Club incorporated in April. Anyone who is interested in Riverview may join, although our main focus is to get our membership from women who live or work in Riverview, said President Jeanne Burkeson, in an interview Sunday, April 29 at Beef OBradys on Big Bend Road, where the group currently meets. The officers have filed for a tax-exempt 501 (3) status, but it has not yet been granted. When asked if the club was going to join the national organization, the General Federation of Womans Clubs, like Ruskin, Brandon, Apollo Beach and Sun City Centers clubs, Burkeson said they eventually hoped to. Right now, we dont want to put any undue hardship on new members, she explained. Belonging to the national organization requires higher dues, and also expenses for other events, and while this group is starting up, Burkeson and Vice president Donna Fore say they hope that will not be necessary. First and foremost, they want to build membership, execute community betterment projects, raise money for scholarships for students living in Riverview, and form close relationships on a social level. One of their first moves after incorporation was to join the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. I cant speak highly enough of what theyre trying to accomplish, said Tanya Doran, executive director of the Riverview chamber. The chamber did a membership drive in March and got 167 new members. Some of these ladies talked about the club then. They were so enthusiastic and excited that I got excited too. In todays time, a positive attitude like theirs can make all the difference to a community. Fore said she investigated Riverviews history before forming the club and found that a Riverview Womans Club had existed in 1977 but had not been active. She even tried to find the original members, but located only one name, a person who now lives in Tampa, and was unable to contact her. The first meeting brought out 21 new members strictly by word of mouth, said Burkeson. Immediately they planned events: one for scholarships and others for luncheons. Being in business themselves, the two understand that both daytime and evening events must be planned in order to include all types of women. Everyone will be treated equally. If a woman wants to say she has a business, thats fine. If she wants to tell what she does during a day at home, thats fine too. We want everyone who wants to be included to be included, Fore said. From flower growing and arranging to running flower shops everyone is welcome to talk about what they do, enjoy, make or sell. The membership drive luncheon is planned for May 16 at noon, after 30 minutes of meet and greet talk that begins at 11:30 a.m. It is scheduled to be held at Beef OBradys on Big Bend Road, between the plazas where Walgreens and Ace Hardware are the anchors. The objective of the upcoming meeting is to promote friendships among members first, said Fore. Business, scholarships and community outreach will also play a big part. The groups Mission Statement reads: To enrich the quality of life in our community by creating an atmosphere of friendship to share life and cultural experiences, to take pride in our city by learning about the environment, its history, its needs, our flourishing business growth, and by purposefully doing something to improve the education of our children. Already by-laws have been written, a not-for-profit status applied for, and the core formation group has met four times. We are looking forward to seeing who will show up at the May meeting, Fore said. The bylaws say 18 and older. One girl we have is from college. And there is no upper age. People in their 80s or more are welcome. They hope to promote friendships among different generations by operating this way. Each meeting will have a speaker. The first two will be County Commissioner Sandra Murman on June 20 and Earl Lennard, Supervisor of Elections on Sept. 19. The May meeting basically will be to let members meet, talk and offer suggestions. The clubs officers have asked the Art Class at Riverview High School to design a logo. The club gave the students some guidance, but left the design to them. There is a contest with iTunes gift certificates and publicity for the winner. The logo will also be used for business cards, letterheads, name badges and T-shirts. Its visibility will be widespread, said Burkeson. Besides the luncheons, a fundraiser for scholarships has already been planned as well. Its called Party Yourself Into Shape Zumba Fundraiser and will take place Saturday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Riverview High School gymnasium, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview. The cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with a student ID. Certified Zumba instructor Lolita and several others will lead the group. The core group has also been working with Dave Rameriz of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department to find suitable walking trails and native or pristine environmental spots to highlight in Riverview. For information about the fundraiser, or to offer assistance with it, call Daisy Vega at (813) 546-2329 or Doreen Ernandez (631) 806-5963. For more information about the club, contact either Burkeson or Fore. Burkeson may be reached at (813) 334-3196 or by email at Jeanne@square-oneinspection. com. Fore may be reached at (813) 528-0902 or emailed at donna52253@aol.com.Interested women may just show up without calling ahead if they like. Jeanne Burkeson, President Donna Fore, Vice PresidentPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS

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Contributing Writer Penny Fletcher .......... 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.net CLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION: Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.net PRODUCTION: Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons .... Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan ............. Composition / Layout sue@observernews.netThe views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. Failures can become stepping stonesand there is probably a story of how he or she overcame great odds to achieve the goals they have obtained. From the story of Edison working through over 4,000 materials to finally get a workable lamp filament, to the tales of how former President Bill Clinton survived a very deprived childhood to achieve the American dream, the stories abound. If the stories of others failures prior to their successes are inspirational, maybe we should write down the failures that come our way and then, after we have surmounted them, play them back when we need a pep talk. I have a friend who does just that, only he records his feelings. At one point, through no fault of his own, Jim was out of work three times over a period of five years. When he was first let go from his job, he made a tape of how he was feeling. He highlighted all that had gone wrong. As things started to get better, he went back and recorded what he learned from the misfortune. He credited this practice of documenting troubles with helping him get through two subsequent periods of unemployment and going on to win a job that gave him great satisfaction. J.M. Barrie, British playwright, said, God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. But if we remember only the flowers, we will be ill-prepared I once watched a Julie Andrews interview on 60 Minutes and was struck by the insecurities she exhibited. Here was a woman of vast achievements including just about every award a show business personality can receive. Her movies, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music are classics. Yet, at her height of popularity, she seemed fraught with fear. During the interview, she talked about a current stage play and concentrated on the things that were going wrong or could go wrong rather than having the confidence that things would turn out all right as they had on her past projects. Julie Andrews continued to sing beautifully into her 60s, but when her voice would not respond as she wished, she worried that it was because she was older rather than remembering those earlier times when her voice cracked for no reason at all. It wasnt until I ran across this quote from U.S. philosopher Eric Hoffer that I began to understand: Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay. Overcoming troubles are some of the greatest motivators ever created. They are the stock in trade of many motivational speakers. You name the successful person, to pick them again next summer. Thorns are a fact of life with roses, and the price we pay for their spectacular beauty is to get stuck once in a while. The price we pay for achievement is problems. It is only when we let the problems be so allconsuming that we begin to doubt our capability to achieve, that we get in trouble. The next time you are involved in a project and you become ravaged by selfdoubt, take a close look at those doubts. First, are they real or manufactured, e.g., is being 60 really a factor in a singing voice? If you deem the problems real, have you experienced them before and did you overcome them? If they are new problems to you, they may be old problems to someone else and they may have advice for you. In any case, confront your problems. In most cases, rather than stumbling blocks, they are stepping stones.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.comSouth Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Pot Luck Sign up at the Lodge. Monday, May 14 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with stuffing, Only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday 28 Build your own Nathans Hot Dogs, Details to follow. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin. and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information call 813645-2089 Dont forget....Mothers Day is just around the corner. 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X Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 NO DINNER. Music by Eddie Shannon & Company from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, May 7 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, May 9 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 3 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Salt & Pepper from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5 District Convention at Ruskin Post 6287. Lunch at noon with meeting to follow. Music by Rick Bourbon from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 7 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights May 3-9Teen Volunteer Orientation Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Crafternoon 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 Reference 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 pro gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screenplays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, Brandon. For more information. visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org. DANIEL J. YOUNG Daniel J. Young, son of Joette E. Young of Riverview and James P. Young, of Riverview, recently completed U.S. Navy basic train ing at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. During the eight-week program, Young completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefight ing, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is 'Battle Stations.' This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. 'Battle Stations' is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedica tion, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly 'Navy' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Young is a 2006 graduate of Riverview High School in Riverview. Membership drive by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 gathers steamDid you ever wonder what Ladies Auxiliary members do? They crochet and knit lap robes for veterans in the hospital. Members are savers of many things. General Mills Box Tops for Education -Campbell Soup Labels -both help schools earn extra materials for their classrooms. They help families of our active military. They collect items to be sent to the troops. They sponsor childrens after-school activities. They raise money by sponsoring bake sales, yard sales and dinners. They socialize with their sisters at monthly meetings planning and making Christmas stockings for veterans and nursing homes. They inform the organization with information on candidates and bills for the good of the veterans. They assist the VFW in the Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholar ship contest which is also offered to 9th through 12th grade high school students. They also offer 6th through 8th grade students the opportunity to enter the Patriots Pen Essay Contest. They are the wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen (16) and for whom the duties of parents were performed), sisters, half-sisters, foster and stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen (16) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than sixteen (16) years old. Now that you know what they do and who they are...why not become a Ladies Auxiliary member? Any new member that joins before June 9 ($30) and any annual mem ber that comes in and pays their annual dues of $20 before June 9 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Life Membership to the Ladies Auxiliary. Names will be placed in a container and at the first meeting for incoming President, Debbie Smith, a name will be drawn and that person will receive a free Life Membershp effective 2013-2014. Join them as they strive to work for the community, schools, and our veterans in the VA Hospital and Nursing Home. For more information, or if you have any questions, call Norrine Forrest, Membership Chairman, at (813) 677-9559. The VFW Post 8108 is located at 7504 Riverview Dr. in Riverview.Buy mom a plantThe East Bay FFA Alumni will be having their Mothers Day plant sale from Wednesday, May 9 through Friday, May 11 at East Bay High Schools Agriculture Department, located between East Bay High School and Eisenhower Middle School at 7710 Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton. The sale is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The alumni will be selling outdoor landscape plants, hanging baskets, indoor foliage plants and great Mothers Day gifts. The sale is open to the public. All the proceeds from the sale will assist FFA members by paying for expenses to contests, leadership conferences, and projects. For more information, email Kimberly.willis@sdhc.k12.fl.us or Belin da.gran@sdhc.k12.fl.us. Save the Manatee Club recommends manatee gift adoptions as a thoughtful way to please moms this Mother Day, while also helping Floridas endangered marine mammals. Last year, Ken Krautheim from New Jersey adopted a real live manatee for his wife, Lesley, as a Mothers Day gift from their two young daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth. That was all she wanted! exclaimed Ken. I chose Ilya from the Clubs adoption program because hes been spotted the closest to New Jersey, our home state. A tax-deductible gift adoption from Save the Manatee Club, which also includes membership in the Club, costs $25 and includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of a real Florida manatee. Photos of each of the manatees up for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at http://www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees.htm. Also included with the gift adoption is a membership handbook filled with photos, facts, and information, plus subscriptions to the Clubs official quarterly newsletter. Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprofit organization, began its conservation work back in 1981 when it was established by singer/ songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to help educate the public about the manatees plight. Many manatees are injured or killed each year by boat strikes. Their habitat has disappeared at a rapid rate from shoreline development, and natural springs used as warm-water refuges for wintering manatees have experienced a reduction in both water quality and spring flow due to overdevelopment within spring sheds. Warm-water sources are necessary for the manatees survival in cold weather. Many manatees succumb to cold stress every year. Before this last mild Florida winter, prolonged cold weather during the last two winters killed hundreds of manatees. Currently, only about 5,000 manatees remain, concentrated year-round in Florida. Funds from the adoption program help with manatee research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; education and public awareness projects; conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and programs in the United States, Central and South America, West Africa, and the Caribbean. For more information about manatees and gift adoptions for Mothers Day can be found at www.savethemanatee.org, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Adopt-A-Manatee for Mothers Day

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Naturalization Assistance Workshop and Citizenship Class Enrollment Naturalization Specialist, Marija Hannen, will answer questions about the requirements and process of becoming a U.S. citizen. She will also help individuals who need assistance preparing for the exam and interview. After the workshop there will be an opportunity to enroll in a citizenship class. Co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. eBooks and eReaders: An Introduction Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the Librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats. Limit: 20 Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Publisher: Introduction Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Limit: 20. English Conversation Class Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. 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 Master Gardener: Rain Barrels Learn how Rain Barrels are useful for collecting rainwater for irrigation while reducing erosion and stormwater runoff and how to make your own barrel using a 55-gallon plastic food-grade drum. Hillsborough County residents may receive 1 free rain barrel* (per household and the represen tative of the household must be an adult) when they attend a workshop. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service.MOAA presents Eagle Scout AwardA Boy Scout Troop 109 Eagle Court of Honor was held on April 21 at the Holy Innocence Episcopal Church in Valrico in honor of Jacob R. Parker. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) President Paul Wheat, LCOL USA (Ret), presented him a MOAA Certificate of Merit In recognition of his advancement to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Meeting for Senior Living Industry members planned Are you in the Senior Living Industry? If so, the members of Senior Living Options (SLO) invite you to join them at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community in the private dining room. The speaker for the luncheon meeting will be David ODell from the Mary Petro Fund which is administered by the United Community Church in Sun City Center. This fund has been established to assist senior citizens who may be in dire need of medication or food. ODell will explain the criteria for seniors in the area to qualify. R.S.V.P. to Sun Towers at (813) 634-3347. The mission of SLO is to work together to ensure that all seniors have the resources available to assist them in finding a residence and/or service that provides the right level of care for their individual need, have the freedom of choice to meet those needs and an environment that is safe.The Russians are comingThe Knights of Columbus proudly present LYRA a Russian vocal ensemble of professional a cappella singers. Performance will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Prince of Peace Church. Call Joe Frank at (813) 633-1623 for reserved seating and tickets priced at $10. To hear a sample of LYRAs music visit the groups website at www.lyra-online.orgPlanning Commission to hold workshops Hillsborough County Planning Commission will hold a workshop on Multi-Jurisdictional Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Annual Review at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14 in the 18th Floor Boardroom of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. For more information, call Willie Puz, Communications Department at (813) 272-5314.Womans Club to host trunk saleA Trunk Show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Ruskin Womans Club on 503 S. Tamiani Trail, Ruskin. A $10 donation at the door gets you access to the Trunk sale show by Accessories and More. Enjoy a look at all the beautiful womens clothes and accessories. There will be food, fun and shopping. Also bring in your gold for cash. A gold jeweler will be on the premise. 0% FREE FINANCING $500 Min. ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. 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Great Dinner Specials LWV Meeting Noticecontained in Paragraph One of the Other Considerations section was interpreted by some as limiting the CA boards ability to object on behalf of the community to any plans for the closed course by ClubLink that the community considered onerous or damaging. It was this revision, coupled with recent changes in connection with guest passes, that prompted the committee to drop its opposition, Lynn Mooney, committee member, said this week. Earlier this month, CA directors agreed to suspend requirements that both the resident and the guest must be present to acquire a guest pass for the visitor giving access to community amenities and that guest passes cannot be obtained in advance. Guest pass policy changes are slated for discussion at the boards May 9 meeting, We feel we got two really good things accomplished as the result of the petition drives which served to emphasize the dissatisfactions of some residents with some board actions, Mooney noted. Asked if the committee is shaping any new resistance on other fronts or in connection with other community subjects, she said we want to get back out and talk with residents; find out what they want and what they will support. As part of the signature gathering process for the second petition, committee members staffed a table for five consecutive days in the Atrium, explaining their opposition to the LOI for passing residents. Mooney said afterwards that the experience was SCC acreage acquired both rewarding and enlightening. Ed Jacobs, retired attorney and committee member, was not quite as sanguine about the situation, however. Jacobs expressed the concern that board directors could be, even unknowingly, sowing seeds of future destructiveness for the community by not examining and questioning more intensely their proposed actions. While the LOI does not involve a purchase price for the north course acreage, there is a cost, Jacobs asserted. The concessions made can be valued monetarily, he added, and by giving away those rights, a price therefore is paid. And dont you think ClubLink wanted what it got for a reason? he asked rhetorically. Jacobs also pointed to the boards recent engagement of a University of Tampa marketing professor under a $15,000 contract to conduct opinion surveys in the community, analyze the results, produce a database and report findings. Why are we paying someone to ask people who already live here what they want? We need to find out what the people we want to come here in the future want, he said. Meanwhile, the LOI that transfers the small acreage to the CA from ClubLink in exchange for concessions related to golf course use by outsiders and rights of first refusal in connection with a golf course sale was executed last week by representatives of both organizations. Formal closing on the transaction, Barnes said this week, is to be accomplished on or before May 30. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonMembers of the South County Unit of the League of Women Voters will meet at 2 PM on Saturday (May 5) in the SouthShore Regional Library Computer Room. The unit, still in the formative stages, welcomes new members sharing an interest in promoting good government and informed voters. Unit President Melody Jameson currently is presenting programs about the non-partisan League of Women Voters, its 90-year history and its mission for South County clubs and organizations. To schedule a program, contact mchinnae@aol.com or telephone 813-634-7775. Ruskin Branch LibraryLocated at 1 Dickman Drive SE, Ruskin 33573 (on U.S. 41). Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended. Create professional looking tables for form and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Alligator bites Winter Haven golferWhen Albert Miller attempted to use a ball retriever to remove his golf ball from a water hazard at the 15th green at Lake Ashton Golf Club in Winter Haven, a 9-foot alligator bit him on the left knee. Millers three golfing partners went to his aid and pulled him out of water, away from the alligator. Miller, 75, of 4035 Ashton Club Drive, Winter Haven, was transported to Winter Haven Hospital with serious, but not lifethreatening, injuries to his left knee. The incident happened at about 4 p.m. April 25. FWC trappers quickly located and caught the alligator. Reptiles like alligators tend to be more active during warmer parts of the year. For more information, consult the Living with Alligators brochure at MyFWC.com/Alligator or call the nearest FWC regional office.

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X 10 7 8 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?Learn about the amazing new MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEMThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. To help identify benefits that could help your mother-in-law, youll need to fill out an online questionnaire that asks things like her date of birth, zip code, expenses, income, assets, veteran status and a few other factors. It takes about 15 minutes to complete. Once completed, youll get a report detailing all programs and services she may be eligible for. You can also apply for many of the programs online, or you can print an application form, fill it out and mail it in. Phone Assistance If, however, you dont have Internet access you can also get help over the phone by calling the Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116), which will assign you a counselor to review your mother-in-laws situation, and provide you with a list of possible programs she may be eligible for, and who to contact to get the ball rolling. Types of Benefits Depending on her income level and where she lives, different benefits may be available to your mother-in-law, including: Food Assistance: Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help pay for her groceries. The average monthly SNAP benefit is currently $119 for seniors living alone. Other programs that may help include the Emergency Food Assistance Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Health Assistance: Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs can help or completely pay for outDear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we cant afford to do it any longer. Tapped Out Dear Tapped, Locating government benefits and financial assistance programs for seniors is actually pretty easy to do thanks to two key resources created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Heres where you can turn to for help. Online Search If you have access to the Internet, the easiest and most convenient way to search for benefits for seniors is at benefitscheckup.org. Created by the NCOA 10 years ago, BenefitsCheckUp is a free, confidential web-based service that helps low-income seniors and their families identify federal, state and private benefits programs that can help with prescription drug costs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. This site contains more than 2,000 programs across the country. By Jim Miller How to Track Down Financial Assistance Programs for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORof-pocket health care costs. And, there are special Medicaid waiver programs that provide in-home care and assistance. Prescription Assistance: There are hundreds of programs offered through pharmaceutical compa nies, government agencies and charitable organizations that help lower or eliminate prescription drug costs, including the federal Low Income Subsidy known as Extra Help that pays premi ums, deductibles and prescription copayments for Medicare Part D beneficiaries. Heating and Cooling Assistance: Theres the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as local utility companies and charitable organizations that provide assistance in lowering home heating and cooling costs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Administered by the Social Security Administration, SSI provides monthly payments to very low income seniors, age 65 and older, as well as to those who are blind and disabled. The average SSI payment is around $500 per month. In addition to these programs, there are numerous other benefits such as HUD housing options, home weatherization assistance, tax relief, various veterans benefits, transportation, respite care and free legal assistance. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Dr. John Armstrong appointed State Surgeon GeneralGovernor Rick Scott appointed Dr. John H. Armstrong M.D. to serve as State Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. He will assume this role on May 23, 2012. Dr. Armstrong is recognized as a national expert in medical team training and public health preparedness for disasters, and his leadership will be a great asset to the citizens of Florida, said Governor Rick Scott. As an outstanding trauma surgeon, public health professional, educator and military veteran, he will be a great addition to my executive leader ship team. Get through the spring fishing and boating season safelyIn many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin? Anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Heres three easy safety tips from www.BoatUS.com/ foundation that will help you get safely through the spring fishing and boating season. 1. Dont allow the warm weather to let your guard down: The air temperatures may be downright balmy, but deceptively cold waters increase the risk of hypothermia even on a T-shirt day. Also remember there are fewer boats out on the water that could come to your aid. Bring extra layers or change of clothes and rain gear this time of year. 2. Plan on how to get back in the boat: If you accidentally went overboard, do you have a way to get back aboard? You may be surprised how hard this can be -especially if you are alone or havent prepared for it. It could be as simple as having a rope with looped foot holds affixed to a cleat that can easily be grabbed from the water. The BoatUS Foundation also tested after-market boarding ladders for small jonboats, RIBs and larger center console boats. 3. Refresh your memory: Take a boating safety course now from the comfort of your own home. The no-cost BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety course, which is designed so that you can stop and then continue at any time, includes videos that demonstrate important safety devices such as flares, shows the rules of the road, how to get help in an emergency, and the best way to fit a life jacket to a child so they will not slip out. Go to www.BoatUS.org/onlinecourse. It may also help you save money on boat insurance and meet your states requirements for boating safety education.

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10 MAY 3, 2012 HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSBRAKE SPECIALOIL CHANGE$130$30For both$1995+ tax PER AXLEIncludes Labor, New Rotor and pads. Most Cars & Light TrucksW/ FREE TIRE ROTATION Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price.Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 5/9/12 Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 5/9/12 Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 5/9/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM MAKE EM LOOK NEW Exp. 5/9/12A/C CHECK + freon$1995 CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.We Will Beat Any Written Estimate Tear out the old ...install newWe do it all!CALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454 Licensed & Insured Lic. #138502 Called to a good lifeJon, Mitch and Al in a sports bar in South Dakota on April 27, 2012.By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Al had a rough start. I met him in high school and he joined our teenage rock band as a guitarist. He was a smart kid with lots of energy and a sunny disposition. Until now, 30 years later, I would never have considered the words sunny disposition to describe him, but thats what it was. Despite his struggles in life, he always had an underlying optimism about him. He had a lot of things about him. When our band played shows, he would often appear on stage wearing lots of chains and, sometimes, a big dog collar. Yes, I know that sounds somewhat frightening but Al wasnt frightening in the least. He was a good kid. His home life wasnt great. In fact, he really didnt have a home. He spent a lot of time in my moms basement where we had commandeered several rooms for our drums, guitars and amplifiers. Before he graduated from high school, he somehow managed to find his own apartment. They were not generally the nicest places, but they served their purpose. He barely graduated from high school not because he struggled in classes, but because he struggled in life. It could not have been easy to be on his own at the age of 17. Along with the other members of the band, I eventually went off to college and put down the guitar. Al, being two years younger, knew he needed to do something; he knew that his course as it was would not lead to good things. After he graduated, he joined the Army he was a smart kid. It had been at least 28 years since I had seen Al. The last time, a friend and former bandmate and I met him in a fast food restaurant. Al was wearing chains and may well have been wearing a dog collar. As a joke, he caused a bit of a scene in the restaurant. We later kidded around that he got us kicked out of a fast food joint but, in all honesty, I cant remember if that was truly the case. Twenty-eight years later, I jumped into my friend and former bandmates car and we drove to the same city where we may have gotten kicked out of a fast food joint to once again meet up with Al. We initially made plans to meet at the same restaurant but in the end, settled on a nice sports bar with a better menu. The adult Al is an amazing man. He left the army after his enlistment was up and moved on to other things, no doubt finding both success and failure along the way. He has a wife he loves, a job that provides him with a living, and two daughters, both now adults themselves. Al managed to put both of them through college. I decided a few years ago that its better to be poor and happy than to kill yourself for money, he said. Its not about money. The it he was referring to is life. Such a simple statement, one that has been said a million times before, but Al personified it. Al is poor only from the eyes of the wealthy. Im sure that he has never made a ton of money, but in addition to the major feat of successfully putting his daughters through college, he has a home and a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a payment book. He is playing the guitar again and is now with a popular regional band. They have been booked to play at a big club during the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally in August thats a pretty big deal. He is happy and he knows his priorities (I would drop anything if one of my kids needed me, he said and that included the music he loves so much). The chains and dog collar are gone, but the youthful optimism is still in his eyes. I had so many advantages in life, yet Al has attained a level of success that I sometimes feel I can only dream of. Perhaps it is true that life itself is the best and hardest lesson of all or, perhaps, Al is just someone special. I think its both. Last week I wrote about whether or not everyone has a calling in life. Thank you to those who wrote; I am grateful. The wisdom that landed in my inbox was truly remarkable. Most everyone wrote to say that all people do indeed have a calling in life and I now agree I was just wrong on my See OBSERVATIONS page 14

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I went into the seminar expecting a magic phrase or ancient Chinese secret that would eliminate unexpected phone calls, sync my work calendar with my home life, and reduce all bureaucratic red tape. Instead, I got a day planner and some rah-rah tips for telling me to learn to say no. This is different. Sure, we still have to have a day planning system, but Tina will take it several steps further and work with us to set realistic expectations, prioritize commitments, and learn to sidestep those obstacles to a smooth day: drop-in vendor visits, e-mails, do you have a minute? and the biggest obstacle of all ourselves! I admit, I am the biggest obstacle to things going smoothly. Its still hard for me to delegate (although with partners like Office Manager Kristy and Events Coordinator Jennifer McCafferty, its so much easier now!) I allow myself to get distracted by visitors and social media. And some days I just dont want to tackle a certain chore. If Tina can help me with just those things, my life will change forever! If you are interested in attending this seminar, please RSVP to 634-5111 or email us at info@ sccchamber.com. Seats are limited so we can keep the program interactive. I know you can invest one hour on Friday if Tina can give you back 10 more per week!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessWhen people find out Im involved in several charity benefits, that Im president of my condo association, that I sit on the recreational facilities executive committee for Kings Point, and that I actually do have a social life while running the Chamber, they wonder how I find time to do it all. The truth of the matter is, I DONT find time to do it ALL. Sometimes I just cant make a planning meeting. I try not to miss a deadline (such as getting this column in on time), but it does happen. And periodically I have to decline a social invitation because theres a Business After Hours that night. What I wouldnt give to have a couple of extra hours in every day! I would sleep longer, actually read the entire paper, and pull weeds in my flower bed. The dishes wouldnt sit in the sink so long and Id pet the cats longer. There would be fresh flowers on the coffee table and the checkbook would be balanced. At the Chamber, all calls would be returned the same day, the stack on my desk would be shorter, and Id be out in the community talking to more businesses. Fortunately, Tina Praino, managing partner of Engaging Retail, will be here Friday to teach us how to get those couple of extra hours a day! At 1 p.m., following The Exchange (our weekly free networking luncheon), Tina will give an interactive, fun, and effective seminar on getting our life TIME back. Tina has proven no-fail techniques to help us get more control over our day, to accomplish more high quality work, and to do so with a more professional image. You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Operation R.E.D. Day plannedRED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realtys year-round commitment to improving their local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve. RED Day initiatives run the gamut: From rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, giving to local food shelters to hosting blood drives and beautifying beaches. Each market center chooses their own project based on a need they see within its community. Recognizing her leadership in guiding the culture of our company, RED Day is held in honor of Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board, Keller Williams Realty. This years RED Day by Keller Williams in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at 101 22nd Street NW in Ruskin. The project will be to help the nonprofit organization of FAVE Boating Expeditions dba Eyes on the Skys Project Corregidor to clean and spruce up their new property which will include renovating the house and 5 trailers to make them habitable for the soldiers and veterans who will utilize them when going through the programs provided by the non-profit. Besides the volunteers to do the labor, they are in need of the following items and supplies: 1. Fencing 2. Landscaping Items (flowers, pots, dirt, mulch, etc) 3. Flooring (Carpeting, tile, wood or laminate) 4. Paint (interior and exterior) 5. Laminate for countertops, cabinets, etc 6. 2 Storage buildings (8x8 or larger) 7. Lumber, nails, plaster, drywall, putty, etc 8. Windows, blinds, screens, etc 9. Furniture (inside and outside) 10. Appliances 11. Pest Control 12.Help hauling items to the dump FAVE Boating Expeditions and their dba Eyes on the Skys Project Corregidor are a sanctioned non-profit organization and 100% of all donations are tax deductable. Wont you consider helping them to make a difference this year? Volunteer your time, your skills and/or donation items to renovate this property. For more information call Ashley Young or Debbie Tinker with Keller Williams in Apollo Beach at (813) 641-8300 or Kelly Kowall with FAVE Boating Expeditions/Project Corregidor at (727) 207-5844.Home business support group formingThe work scene is rapidly changing in America today. One out of every 5 working Americans has a direct sale or home business that is providing income on a partor fulltime basis. A direct sales or home business has different challenges, needs, etc. than a brick and mortar business. A new support and advocacy group for direct sales and home business people is being formed in south Hillsborough County. The new support group will be meeting on the first and third Mondays of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber Office beginning Monday, May 7. The new group has four objectives: those who have home or direct sale businesses involved to grow and be more successful in their businesses in the home business field about entering the direct sales/ home business industry. All those involved in the industry or thinking about it are invited. If you have any questions call Rev. Warren Langer or (813) 3638958 or DeeLores Everett at (813) 493-7845. There is no charge to attend.Wimauma Elementary says thank youStaff at Wimauma Elementary are planning an Open House celebration at their school to thank the benefactors that made their dreams come true during this school year. It will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the media center at 5709 Hickman Street in Wimauma. All members of the following organizations are invited to attend: The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, The Desoto Lodge Scholarship/Frank Lowe Childrens Charity, Florida State Fair Authority, The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, the Social Ministry Committee of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kiwanis of Sun City Center and Leadership Hillsborough. Staffers would also like to invite individuals from the neighboring community to join in the commemoration. There will be light refreshments and student entertainment. The South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, May 10 at the South Shore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. This months meeting will feature an Open Forum. Conversation of current topics should provide lively discussion for all participants. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. Open forum at Democratic Club

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X 12 MAY 3, 2012 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 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more 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 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 The Indians honored their seniors during the last home game of their careers. Priscilla Aviles, manager, let tered 3 years and will attend Hillsborough Community College. Nereida Diaz has played all 4 years, lettered 1 year and was selected JV Defensive Player of East Bay Watch Flag Football Senior Nightthe Year two consecutive years. She will attend HCC. Mashijyah Martin played for 3 years, lettered 1 year and will join the U.S. Army after high school. Jennifer Sickles played and let tered for 2 years. She will attend Mt. Olive College in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship. Stephanie Williams lettered all 4 years. She holds all QB records for the school and numerous accolades and awards in swimming, basketball and flag football. She will attend the University of Central Florida in the fall. On senior night the team defeated Freedom 38-6. At press time East Bay is 11-2 and will play Newsome for the District Championship. Hillsborough County invites the community to drop-in to the new Brandon Skate Park for a Grand Opening Ceremony at noon. on Saturday, May 12 at 5720 Providence Road in Riverview. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with County Commissioners followed by skateboarding demonstrations. The Brandon Skate Park is Hillsborough County governments first skate park. Local skateboarders supported and worked with Hillsborough County during the planning process to provide input on the design. Skate fees will be $4 per day, and annual skate parks passes are avail able at $150. Hillsborough County has a reciprocal agreement with the City of Tampa, and annual passes will be honored at all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks. All skaters must wear helmets and complete a waiver. Brandon Skate Park Features An intermediate/professional bowl with all rounded walls, two hips and two general depths. The shallow end is 6 feet deep and just under vert, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep with 1 and a half feet of vert. The entire bowl has pool coping and tile. The Obstacle Street Section has two main levels that split the park in two sections. The lower section has a few street plaza elements including a granite bench set at an angle, curved ledges, a cone pole jam, a manual pad, a small but long set of 4 stairs, a brick-stamped bank with a flat bar on top, as well as a handrail and flat rail. This area also has a very wide quarter pipe with steel coping, including a 12 foot pool coping extension, a smaller pyramid with a bull-nose granite flat rail, and a steep bank and hip. The lower section is connected to the upper section with a series of banks, including a step up that connects to an escalating-transition hip. The Brandon Skate Park also features a series of transition elements: a 6 foot corner quarter pipe leads to a long and low A-shaped quarter pipe, and ends at a series of moguls that are located throughout. A third level takes skaters to the bowl, and this area is also connected with quarter pipes and more moguls that range in heights from 2 to 5 feet. This $499,501 CIP project was funded from Impact Fees and General Revenue. Team Pain and Charlotte Engineering and Surveying worked under Hennessy Construction Services Corp. as part of the design, per mitting and construction team. For more information call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500.Brandon Skate Park is just a kick-flip away 2012 Graduation information Brandon High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Carl Green Anticipated # of Graduates: 506 Valedictorian: Alicia Dillow Salutatorian: Danielle McCutchen Class President: Marlee Taylor East Bay High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Maria L. Gsell Anticipated # of Graduates: 455 Valedictorian: Kendall MacDonald Salutatorian: Juan Monsalve Class President: Sophia Sobrito Lennard High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Craig S. 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All rights reserved. www.doveinteriorsdwfg.com BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books Golf Club at Cypress Creek1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin 813-634-8888 Ext. 2Presents:Wild Wednesday Early Birds10% off All Early Bird SpecialsWednesdays 4-7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.All You Can Eat $1995 Sunday Brunch10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $17.95BRUNCHRegular dinner menu begins serving at 5 p.m. Hillsborough County will cel ebrate and honor our communitys senior citizens during Older Amer icans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month to recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to society. This years theme is Never Too Old To Play, and encourages our seniors to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Studies show lifelong participation in social, creative and physical activities has proven health benefits, including retaining mobility, muscle mass, and cognitive abilities. Celebrate our senior citizens and enjoy these events that Hillsborough Countys Aging Services has planned for Older Americans Month: Annual Elderly Affairs Day Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Oaks at Riverview Community and Senior Centers 101 E. Kirby St. in Tampa Hillsborough County Aging Ser vices and Tampa Housing Author ity co-sponsor a day of fun for seniors, including door prizes, food, music and live entertainment. Seniors Prom Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon This years theme is Star Struck Hillsborough County celebrates Older Americans Monthand seniors will dine and dance to the music of their era the 40s, 50s and 60s with a guitarist providing the entertainment. A King and Queen will also be crowned. National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30, all day Hillsborough County Aging Ser vices will host a variety of exer cise programs at the following local Senior Centers: Parsons Ave. in Brandon, St. SE in Ruskin North St. in Wimauma For more information on any of these events, residents should call Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea because of the diversity found in their created habitats. Join them for an artistic look at inspiration (the real thing, a coral reef) and the art that results burg. Guest speakers Erinn Muller, Ph.D., postdoctural fellow, Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory and Diane Shelly, executive direc tor, Florida Craftsmen, will converse and merge science + art in this free evening. Youll hear that thousands of species and millions of people depend on reefs for food and protection. More than 6,000 species of coral are known to live in warm, shallow tropical seas or in the cold, dark depths of the ocean. They are severely threatened. Scientists estimate that 19% of the worlds coral reefs have been lost and another 35% will be lost over the next 20-40 years. Diane Shelly will bring samples of Florida Craftsmens summer exhibition, a satellite of The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project (HCCR). The St. Petersburg satellite has been (is being) created by more than 200 local volunteers and artists. The HCCCR is one of the worlds largest participatory science and art projects. Meant to engage the public about scientific and environmental issues through creative new methods, the project has brought together marine scientists and fiber artists who, through yarn, visually portray the decline of coral reefs in the world. The worldwide crocheted reef has been seen by more than three million people and exhibited in art and science museums including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Hayward in London, the Science Gallery in Dublin and the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC. Where: The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg RSVP required to reserve seating: www.pieraquarium.org/event/ coralreefcafe Table seating starts at 5:45pm. by The Pier Aquarium and sponsored by David E. Ramsey, CFP and Raymond James, the American Chemical Society, FMSEA (Florida Marine Science Educators Association), COSEE Florida and food partner, The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge. To make a donation to support SciCafe programs, go to: www. pieraquarium.org/scicafesupport.Coral Reefs: the Real Thing (Inspiration) and the Art The Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: ............................ 4 p.m., Fri., May 25 Display ads ............................. 11 a.m., Fri., May 25 News Releases ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net

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16 MAY 3, 2012 Mosaic is about more than providing nutrients to help grow the worlds crops. Its also about environmental leadership. As an engineer for Mosaic, I help convert the steam from our fertilizer manufacturing process into power enough to run our Florida plants, and then some. The process, called cogeneration, requires no fossil fuels and releases zero carbon dioxide emissions. Which means it is easy being green. And Im proud to be doing just that.www.mosaicfla.com Latin MAY 2012 Enjoy a delicious brunch served up with beautiful music by Latin Guitarist, David Munoz. Dress up pretty and get a complimentary professional 4x6 photo taken.* 10 A.M.Reservations required. RSVP to Bev Hurley at (866) 947-9193 or bhurley@brookdaleliving.com by May 7.Latin American music is dened by the heat and the beat of its people. The music typically incorporates a large number of instruments native to the country that denes the style. Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers & Dementia Care3910 Galen Court Sun City Center, Florida 33573 www.brookdaleliving.com Assisted Living Facility # AL9634 Your story continues here... Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Office. 52130-ROP01-0512-LB *Limit 3 people per picture. Register for special door prizes while youre here! www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. officers, including the widow of one Tampa officer killed in the line of duty in 2010. The Observer News has recently received anonymous reports of victims residing in assisted living facilities in Sun City Center. From the standpoint of an organization the size of the IRS, it is difficult to justify devoting investigative resources to a single fraudulent tax return because most fraudulent refunds tend to be thousands of dollars rather than tens or hundreds of thousands. But many small individual returns add up to big dollars, and that has caught the attention of both law enforcement nationwide and Congress. The Tampa Police Department advised me that their investigation was complicated at every turn by laws that prohibit the IRS from sharing information, Castor continued. While we all value personal privacy safeguards, there must be a way for the IRS and local and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate fraud together. Castor went on to describe how in some cases, suspects were found with multiple, fraudulent tax refunds in their possession but current laws prevented the IRS from connecting those refunds to the legitimate taxpayer. As a result, local law enforcement could only charge them with identity theft rather than the often more serious crime of tax fraud. And the problem has grown so large, it is taxing the resources of local authorities. Of course, prosecution is an afterthought for the victims of tax refund fraud. But as all agencies, including the IRS, become increasingly sensitive to the growing problem with tax return fraud, prosecutions should increase in number and visibility, making what is now a fairly simple crime into one that carries big consequences. Typical jail sentences for those convicted of tax fraud run three to five years. Ironically, just as hardto-investigate fraudulent single returns add up to big dollars in sum, so could the jail sentences for those eventually convicted, and those three-to-five-year jail sentences add up to big numbers for a con artist caught with 20, 30 or even hundreds of fraudulent refunds. Victims of tax refund fraud should call the IRS at 800908-4490. Those living in Congressional District 11, which is generally west of U.S. Highway 41 through South Hillsborough, may call Congresswoman Kathy Castors office in Tampa at 813-871-2817. Those living in Congressional District 12, generally east of U.S. 41, may call the Lakeland office of Congressman Dennis Ross at 863644-8215. Tax refund fraud MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOU.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor has lead a charge to fight tax refund fraud. HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer Newsclosed Monday, May 28 Memorial Day. ............................ ............................. ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.netDOLLAR $TRETCHEREliminating mildew smellsThere is a difference between removing mildew odors and cleaning an item. If the item has been washed and still has a mildew odor, then it is not exactly dirty. I was given some almost brand new coats that my friend had washed. She had them hanging at the top of her basement stairs. The basement smelled of mildew, and when I brought the coats home, I placed them in my basement to sort through the next day and found my basement smelled like mildew. I poured straight vinegar in a bowl. Then I took a thin hand towel, dipped it in the vinegar, wrung it out lightly, and swung the towel in the air throughout the basement. I repeated the process many times, and at the end, I left the remainder of the vinegar in the bowl with the hand towel to evaporate in the next couple days. The following day there was no mildew smell in my basement! The coats smelled normal again, too. 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!

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18 MAY 3, 2012 231 Courtyards Blvd. | Sun City Center, FL 33573 Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care 813.642.8950 | AstonGardens.com Join us! Our Taste of Aston event is an excellent way to spend an afternoon sampling gourmet food created by Executive Chef Jake, sipping ne wines, and viewing some beautiful artwork created by residents and displayed throughout the recently remodeled clubhouse. Come for some fun, white-glove service and great times at Americas awardwinning senior living community! SPRING FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL Wednesday, May 16 | 4 p.m. Grande Clubhouse Gourmet Food | Open Bar | Rafe Prizes | GiveawaysArtwork Show Throughout the Clubhouse $5 Donation Per Person Benets Easter SealsSPRING FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL Feel g ood about g iving Thirty-five years ago, a British wine merchant named Steven Spurrier organized a wine competition in Paris, where he pitted Californias best Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons against the best wines that France had to offer. Everyone assumed that France would win. After all, the nation had been making wine for thousands of years and was widely regarded as the worlds top wine region. But with both the whites and the reds, California won. The only journalist who attended George Taber from TIME magazine swiftly shared the results with the world. Ever since, no one has doubted the ability of Americas West Coast to produce worldclass wine. And today, one can find California Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon Pinot Noir, and Washington State Merlot at restaurants across the world. Last month, George Taber traveled to Colorado to attend the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference, which spotlights wine made in the other 47 states and Canada. He was very impressed with the wines. I also attended the conference, and was equally impressed. DrinkLocalWine is the brainchild of Jeff Siegel, a Dallasbased wine writer who blogs at WineCurmudgeon.com, and Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre, who blogs at DMWineLine.com. Launched in 2008, it was originally a website where Siegel and McIntyre could highlight bloggers who wrote about regional wines. The rationale was easy to understand. The United States and Canada had witnessed a dramatic increase in wineries and quality was steadily improving. Yet local wines were routinely shrugged off by major wine publications, retail stores, restaurants, and even consumers. The two men wanted a portal where they could link to writers who respected regional wine. The movement quickly took off. Just months after the launch of DrinkLocalWine, the Texas Department of Agriculture offered to sponsor a conference in 2009. The event was an unqualified success, bringing about 80 wine fanatics and 20 journalists to Dallas. The following year, the DrinkLocalWine crew held a conference in Virginia, and in 2011, the group headed to Missouri. This years event attracted more than 200 wine enthusiasts and nearly 40 journalists from across the country. Its safe to say that the local wine movement has officially arrived. As Jeff Siegel explained after this years conference, Regional wine is . very close to becoming just another part of the U.S. wine business, and not the novelty it has mostly been for more than a decade.Drink local wine! We shouldnt be surprised that critics and consumers are taking regional wine seriously. For one thing, good wine can be made virtually everywhere. Almost every week, Im surprised by a wine from somewhere obscure whether its a nation, like Slovenia, or a region, like the Jura in France. Colorado and Virginia certainly seem less bizarre than these locales! Plus, todays wine drinkers are adventurous. Whereas the consumers of yesteryear turned to well-known critics for advice, todays consumers are comfortable dismissing traditional gatekeepers and instead turning to local voices, like wine shop staffers and bloggers. Typically, these influencers are willing to drink with an open mind and an open palate -and so are happy to recommend local wine as long as its tasty.Local wine does face some challenges. Too many North American vintners are growing the wrong grapes in the wrong soil, sticking to varieties like Merlot and Chardonnay simply because theyre popular. In Europe, thanks to thousands of years of trial and error, most vintners know where each grape excels. Thats why Riesling is grown in Germany and Tempranillo is grown in Spain. Fortunately, this is changing. On my recent trip to Colorado, I met with winemakers who were experimenting with all sorts of different grapes. One of the best wines I tasted was a Gewurztraminer, which is typically associated with Alsace in France. Last year, DrinkLocalWine cofounder Dave McIntyre explained why regional wine matters. Its easy to think of local wineries as novelties instead of neighbors. But as we increasingly support local farmers and ranchers, why not vintners as well? Viticulture is agriculture. Locavore should be locapour. Hes right.In 1976, Californias wines bested Frances at a wine tasting that became known as the Judgment of Paris. Thanks to DrinkLocalWine, all of North America will soon have a reputation for producing some of the worlds finest wines. Until then, support your local winemaker! David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns are housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet. D no?There are 16 independently owned Certified Florida Farm Wineries and 17 other wineries throughout Florida? Each one is unique in size, appearance and volume output, many producing native grown and indigenous Muscadine vines, hybrid bunch grapes or exotic and citrus fruit wines. Visit www.florida-agriculture. com/consumers/wineries.htm. The closest wineries to South County are in Bradenton, St. Pete, and Duette.

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DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case The t-shirts become a thing at Sunday Southshore MarketSunday Southshore Market co-founder Melanie Morrison gets her t-shirt customized by vendor Ruth Foss of Cakes, Pops & Cupcakes during the April 29 market. Morrison and co-founder Michael Parker have become known for the t-shirts they wear each month during the market. This time, it was the vendors turn to make themMICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOT OSMelanie Morrison and Michael Parker, founders of the Sunday Southshore Market that is held monthly on Shell Point Road and U.S. 41 in Ruskin have made a name for themselves not just for the popular market but also for the t-shirts they wear each month. The t-shirts have become an item at the market. Previously Morrison and Parker would think up a theme for the t-shirts they would wear each month. "Some of the other t-shirts, we've kind of made fun of some of the vendors you know? And now is their chance to get back at us, Michael said. So we have the marker necklace and we cant look at them until the end of the day, Morrison interjected. Thats right the necklace contains a Sharpie permanent black marker. The t-shirts for the April market, worn by both of the organizers, would begin as a blank slate and end aswell, nobody knew how it would end. The vendors at the market had all day to write on the t-shirts that both Morrison and Parker wore during the market. Every month, expectation rose based on the t-shirts from the previous market, Parker said. Every market has a themed t-shirt and this one is all vendor In good companyPh.D. candidate Holly Sweat (seated, left) has been named second recipient of the SOBAC scholarship, benefitting from efforts of the former Apollo Beach-based organization active in the last decade. Save Our Bays, Air and Canals endowed a $25,000 fund at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, when it disbanded to help support students committed to environmental careers. Jayden Roberts, (seated, right), first scholarship awardee, and Dr. George Maul (standing), head of FITs Marine and Environmental Systems College of Engineering, joined Sweat last week in AB for the SOBAC announcement. Sweat, who obtained her bachelors degree from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, expects to earn her doctorate in Oceanography in May, 2015. The SOBAC endowment is expected to provide at least $1,250 annually to deserving students for many years in the future.MELODY JAMESON PHOT O Summer camp registration to be held May 5Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation reminds all parents that summer camp registration will be held on Saturday, May 5, at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 East Sligh Ave. in Tampa. Parking opens at 7 a.m., doors will open at 8 a.m., and registration begins at 10 a.m. Entrance and parking is at the back of the building. Required forms, a sample notarized parent consent, and information on all County camps are available online at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/summercamps. Needed Documents Registration Form one per child per camp County Check Acceptance Form Notarized Parent Consent only if you need to have another adult register a child on your behalf Birth Certificate only for children ages 5 and 6 who are registering for the first time Payment full payment must be made on registration day by check, credit card or money order Proof of Income for those requesting discounts Hillsborough County Public Schools at 813-840-7066, or More than 15 different summer day camps will be offered from June 18 Aug. 10. On registration day, May 5, parents have the summer, or they can design their own camp by mixing and matching For additional information, contact Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at 813-635-3500. driven. So yeah, we just have fun with them but this time we decided it was their turn, Morrison added. The Sunday Southshore Market is held the last Sunday of each month. The next market will be

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20 MAY 3, 2012Gene Zvolenski of Apollo Beach has always had a hankering for a Pontiac GTO. Hes not alone. This is, after all, the first big-engine, small-body factory hot rod of the 1960s. The Goat was a muscle car before the term was invented. Genes first car was a 1964 Catalina. It was a very nice Pontiac, but he had to wait 44 years to get the one he really wanted. In 2008, he got ita superbly restored red 1965 tri-power GTO that was selected as the April cruiser of the month for the Sun City Center Roamin Oldies. The car really didnt need anything when I bought it, Gene said. The only thing Ive done is install a rally gauge package. This 1965 Pontiac GTO owned by Gene Zvolenski of Apollo Beach is the April Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies Car Club.Pontiac GTO: The Original Muscle Car Its his first collector car, and hes having a good time driving it and participating in the car show scene throughout the area. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach WinnDixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and specta tors, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: ............................ 4 p.m., Fri., May 25 Display ads ............................. 11 a.m., Fri., May 25 News Releases ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692. Working dogs, such as K-9 officers, war dogs serving during military conflict, or rescue dogs who help with search and rescue efforts after natural disasters, often find themselves in life-threatening situations. But something seemingly more benign is often responsible for taking the lives of these animals heat-related illness. In working dogs, overheating can lead to dehydration, exhaustion, impaired ability to work or even death. But there are no evidencebased guidelines for preventing such heat-related issues. Now University of Florida researchers have conducted preliminary studies that may help fill that void and guide the prevention of heat-related ill ness in working dogs. These are real concerns, especially in the South in the summer as well as for working dogs deployed to the Middle East, said lead researcher Sheilah Robertson, Ph.D. Based on their studies, the researchers recommend that, as much as possible, dogs work for short periods in morning and evening hours when the temperature is lower, and are kept in shady, well-ventilated areas. They also recommend that dogs wear protective Kevlar vests in dangerous situations, because despite concerns, there isnt evidence that the vests contribute to overheating. In addition, specially designed cooling vests can help dogs cool down faster after strenuous work. Acquiring and maintaining working animals is expensive. Each fully trained dog represents at least a $30,000 investment and countless hours of training. The true value of working dogs, however, cant be measured in dollars, Robertson said. Although most seasoned handlers try to minimize the risks to their dogs in hot and humid conditions, recommendations are based on best guesses or those used for humans. But big differences in physiology mean there is a limit to the usefulness of such efforts. For example, whereas humans use sweating to cool the body, dogs rely more on panting.UF study looks at working dogs heatrelated illness ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Steps NEWwww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 5/5/12

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

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22 MAY 3, 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 Let us listen to our own prayers. It is we who will make them real. Deng Ming Dao 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 Janet E. GoncalvesJanet E. Goncalves, 89, resident of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, died April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Frederick and Rose (Laeng) Rettinger, and was born and raised in Norwalk, Ohio with her identical twin sister Joyce, and younger brother, Fred. After graduating from St. Pauls High School () and Sandusky Business College, she worked at Defense plants in California. In 1945 she met and wed two weeks later the love of her life Charles Goncalves, a Marine stationed in San Diego. They were married 53 years until his death in 1999. Residents of Western MA they lived in Springfield, Westfield and Feeding Hills, and wintered in Sarasota for many years before moving to Sun City Center in 1997. During their marriage they enjoyed traveling, especially with their camping friends in the Fun Addicts, and toured the country with Joyce and her husband after Charles retirement. Janet enjoyed oil painting, cooking, decorating and dancing, and was a devout member of the Prince of Peace Church. Janet is survived by her sister Joyce; daughter, Jerelyn and husband Richard Hamel of Blandford, MA; daughter, Candis Rose, also of MA; grandchildren Thomas and Justin Hamel, Genevieve Rose and Jeffrey Hugabonne, and two great grandchildren. There was a Memorial Mass on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Church, Sun City Center, FL Mary Pauline Polly NolandSun City Center, FL Memorial service for Mary Pauline Polly Noland, 90, will be, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, FL. Mrs. Noland died on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Sylacauga Health and Rehab Services in Sylacauga, AL. Mrs. Noland was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Edward Noland. She was a member of the Sun City Center Womens Club and the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert Burris Noland, wife Linda; daughter, Kathleen Noland Vought, husband David; grandsons, Robert Burris Noland II, wife Tiffany, Robert David Vought, wife Jennifer and Matthew Noland Vought, wife Leigh; greatgrandson, Robert Edward Vought; great-granddaughters, Reilly ONeal Vought, Caroline Cleary Vought and Mary Lacy Vought. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.Aaron R. Long Jr.Aaron R. Long Jr., 79, of Ruskin passed away April 25, 2012. He was born on March 17, 1933 to one of the original founding families of Ruskin, The Sweeneys. He was an excavating contractor for 50 years and a cattleman for 40. He retired in 2005 to grow orchids and his garden. Aaron was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila. He is survived by his wife, Cora (Betty); 4 daughters, Donna, Ashley (David), Nicki and Patti; 2 sisters, Irene Springer, South Carolina and Joyce (Ken) Davis, Ruskin; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and multiple nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to All Childrens Cancer Fund in memory of Sheila K. Long. A celebration of memories will be held from 3-6 p.m. May 5, 2012 at Longs Angus Ranch, McGrady Rd. Balm. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13Congregations to attend annual One-Day ConferenceThe Sun City, Ruskin and Riverview congregations of Jehovahs Witnesses will attend a special assembly day for 2012. It will be held Sunday, May 6 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Plant City. The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break of an hour at noon. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken and the public is invited. A special feature of the program will be the ordination of new ministers. Among the many others, there will be 5 ministers from the Sun City congregation who will be ordained. This ceremony will be conducted by Sun City minister, Clayton Peace, a minister since his ordination August 6, 1949.Saint Anne welcomes new deaconSaint Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, recently celebrated the ordination of long-time parishioner Justin Paskert as a Transitional Deacon of the Catholic Church. Deacon Paskert was ordained on April 21 at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He celebrated his first Mass as Deacon in his home parish of Saint Anne on Sunday, April 22. One additional year of preparation is necessary before he will be ordained a priest for the diocese of St. Petersburg in June of 2013. Justin Paskert was born and raised in Ruskin, Florida. He is the youngest of four boys. A graduate of East Bay High School in 1999, Justin had been working as a plumber in the family business. He also briefly attended Hillsborough Community College. At the age of eighteen Justin became a Hillsborough County volunteer firefighter and was later promoted to the rank of driver engineer. Justin also assisted in the Fire Explorer program. In his spare time he likes to horseback ride. He is an active member of Saint Annes Parish. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John Vianney College Seminary in May 2008 and went on to Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. Having completed his pastoral year assignment, Justin now enters into third theology as he continues his studies The Paskert family from left to right Brian,Chris Jr., Sherri, Justin, Chris Sr., and Clint.Israels Independence day celebration plannedTrinity Baptist Church has set aside Sunday, May 20 to recognize Israels 64th Anniversary of Independence and the Jewish people for their tremendous contribution to society and the foundation of their faith and church. A service will be held to honor those Jewish people who reside in the Sun City Center area. Without the Jewish people, we would not have the Holy Scriptures, the historical record, or the foundation of the church itself. Trinity Baptist holds a Thank God For Israel Day to build bridges between the local Jewish community and the local church. God has said, in Genesis 12, there is a blessing that comes from those who bless the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Baptists believe that and wish to honor the sacrifices and contributions of those who have given so much to our civilization and faith. There will be a traditional Jewish style luncheon served after the program. For more information and to sign up for the lunch, contact Trinity Baptist Church at 634-4228, or Jim Shumway at 633-8581.Christian Womens Connection to meetChristian Womens Connection will present the May Luncheon and Program at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, with guest speaker Senator Rhonda Storms. Senator Storms has been supportive of Sun City Centers activities and organizations. Inspirational speaker Jill Jackson will tell her story, finding true love a recipe for a happy life. Menu, lido chicken salad, beverage and dessert. Alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, May 7.

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MAY 3, 2012 23 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 PlazaNew Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM 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. Congregation of Beth Shaloms Mitzvah day a great successOn Sunday, April 22, as the promised rain did not materialize with the exception of a slight drizzle for a very short time, about 110 enthusiastic members of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon gathered to do good deeds for the community. Board member in charge of social action Phyllis Newman and her team served a breakfast at the temple, followed by volunteers going along to their chosen assignments which ranged from walking with dogs to get money for Greyhound Rescue, singing at Emeritus Assisted Living Facility, pantry stocking at Hillsborough County Foster Family Association, playing Bingo at the Delaney Creek lodge, playing games with the children at A Kids Place, participating in the Blood Drive, making scarves for the homeless, and participating in Earth Day activities by sprucing up the outside of the Temple.Chairperson Phyllis Newman, Sheila Fishman, Gerald Pliner, Jerilyn Dimant, Murray Dimant, David Richter, Dale Teitelbaum, Anita Hoffman, Judy Jacobson at breakfast. Movie night plannedNorthside Baptist Church will offer a free special showing of the movie, Courageous at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at 1301 US Hwy. 41 N, Ruskin. Enjoy this exciting film that focuses on building families that last. For more information, call the church office at 645-1121.Unitarian Universalists announce eventsThursday, May 3 Unitarian Universalists of Sun City Center present The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker Ways of Knowing: Science vs. Religion. There are at least 14 differences between Religion and Science when it comes to answering the question, How do we know? Dr. Tucker will outline these differences, with biblical and scientific examples, as he leads a tour of epistemology. The meeting begins 7 p.m. at the Beth Israel Jewish Congregation Synagogue Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East for coffee and conversation. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Bill Danek one of the founding members of Sun City Center U.U. Fellowship, leads in Flower Communion. This traditional celebration of the beauty of Fellowship as exemplified by the bouquet they create together with each others flowers and thoughts. Everyone bring a flower. This will also be the occasion to welcome new members and formally install the Fellowships newly elected officers. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.St. John Divine installs new officersThe Women of St. John Divine Episcopal Church had installation of new officers April 12 plus a decision was reached on the Spring Outreach distribution. They had a wonderful lunch and were entertained by a special performance of the Sun City Center Mens Chorus directed by Chuck Wirick. Ice cream sundaes followed.Officers from left to right: Judi Stacey, Cher Cerebe, outgoing copresidents; incoming Vice President Mary Ann Jackson, incoming Secretary-Phemie Webb, incoming co-presidents Charlene Wirick and Jackie Winder, incoming treasurer-Cher Cerebe. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more!www.ObserverNews.netSeeds from the SowerSamuel Morse, an American painter, went to Europe to study art. As soon as he settled down, he realized that it would be months before a letter from his mother would reach him. In his distress he wrote her, Three thousand miles arent passed over in an instant. Then he asked, Why must this be? Immediately he began experimenting with long distance communication. With Gods help, he invented the telegraph and Morse code. It was the love that he had for his mother that led him to action. It was Gods love for us that led Him to send His Son to redeem us. And it is our love for Him that leads us to communicate with Him. When we truly love God, we communicate with Him constantly through our prayers. The more we love Him, the more we communicate with Him and seek His guidance in our lives. For more stories like this visit www.SowerMinistries.orgWho shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35,38-39

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24 MAY 3, 2012 Our state has the nations only resident population of manatees or so-called sea cows. The state is very concerned about protecting the animals. Manatees graze on vegetation and are often in shallow water. When you see small circles in the water, you probably have a manatee cruising near you. You find many manatees around the water flow from the electric plant in Apollo Beach. We have lost many manatees throughout the years. Some by freaks of nature and others by man. It seems that many of the deaths have been attributed to boaters. Florida has a Manatee Protection Act, that says, It is unlawful for any person at any time, any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass or disturb a manatee. I once wrote about the shellcracker fish which is in the upper fresh waters of our rivers. It is often called the red ear fish, it is a member of the sunfish family. This fishs name is derived from the fact that he cracks snails and other shellfish before he eats them. This fish could be compared to the bluegill. They are both a good pan fish. It is the channel catfish that is a prize tablefare. In Florida there are four types of catfish: the channel, the speckled, white and yellow. The channel cat is the most sought after by both commercial and recreational anglers. We have more saltwater shoreline than any state in the Union, and because of this our freshwater fishing is overlooked. It is often reported that you can It is unlawful to harass manateesgo any direction in Florida and find a spot to go freshwater fishing. Dont forget that you can stay at home and not roam all the way south to catch freshwater largemouth bass. In the upper waters of our rivers, there are bass galore this time of the year. If you do fish our upper fresh water rivers, a freshwater license is required by law. Although the pompano is a small fish, weighing a pound or more, it is sought after by most all anglers. This fish is found along inlets, and lagoons around our bay waters. Many of them are still out there waiting to be caught. If you are rigged with light tackle, this fish proves to be a challenge. It flips its wide flat body against the current to make the boating more difficult. It is known to house excellent food value. Redfish is a all-year resident, but a restricted fish with only one per day per person of not less than 18 in. or more than 27 in. This fish is found at roots of mangroves, often tailing in grassy flats as it searches for food. I have heard Fish Tales this week about barracuda jumping into some boats. This fish is the Tiger of the Sea. Believe it or not a barracuda is considered great tablefare. Dont fish alone, have enough gas to get home. Remember 1/3 gas to go out, 1/3 to go home and 1/3 for emergency. Many anglers have stayed at home and fished from the shoreline with great catches of whiting, trout, flounder and sheepshead. All good tablefare. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FISH TALES Young Anglers Inshore Fishing Tournament plannedFrom 7 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at Hubbards Marina, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach youngsters will fish for prizes. The cost will be $15 for 5 years old and under or $25 for age 6-15 years old. There will be three divisions and 4-5 categories for prizes. Registration: by mail, in person or on-line. For more information call Hubbards Marina, (727) 393-1947 or visit www. hubbardsmarina.com. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111The Captains Dinner for the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin. Cost of the event is $50 per person, $75 per couple or $300 for a table of 8. The honorary event chair is BOCC Comm. Sandra Murman. The program MC is Mr. Steve Overton. There is a silent auction with items and door prizes provided by: Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center; Dinosaur World; At Home Auto Care; American Victory Ship and Mariners Memorial; Bok Tower Gardens; Ayersworth Bait and Tackle; Harley-Davidson/Buell of Brandon; Tampa Dermatology; Sweetbay Supermarket, Ruskin; Ruskin Eye Clinic; The Florida Orchestra; Mid-State Plastics; Bellas Italian Cafe, Poppis Place, Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning, Hungry Howies, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Publix, Costco, Sams Club, the Tampa Bay Rays, Edwin Watts, Freedom Plaza, Bealls, Little Harbor, Hangovers Boutique, and many more . Money raised during this event goes to support charities serving the children of SouthShore: Camp Cristina, The Rotary Club of SouthShore, and the Rural Social Service Partnership Tournament information can be found at www.southshoreprofish. com Deadline for reservations Saturday May 5, 2012 call 813417-0978 to reserve your seats.Fishing for support in the SouthShore Boating safety course offeredThe Brandon U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will host a oneday boating safety program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at its building in J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S. Kings Ave. Seating is limited and preregistration is recommended, but walkins are welcome. For information and or to make reservations call 813644 2894 or visit www.cgaux74.org.

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NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com 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? year included Amanda L. Carl of Lakeland who is headed to Liberty University and a career in teaching. She soon will be a Lakeland Christian School graduate. Audrey M. Currier, from Winter Haven and the Summerlin Academy there, plans to be on the University of Vermont campus in the fall, starting her education in linguistics and a career in the U.S. Army where she hopes to make a contribution by facilitating communications in foreign countries. The sixth scholarship winner present for the awards was Jay M. Turner, a 14-yer-old high school graduate from Ashby, Minnesota, who already has begun his college work at the University of Minnesota. His ambition is to become a doctor specializing in genetics. One of a family of 10, who lost his father when he was three years old, Jays record includes work on his Eagle Scout designation with Boy Scouts of America, Howgill told the assembly, and service as a tutor for his peers when, at the age of 12, he began high school and needed a means of fitting in with older students. Among the other scholarship winners were three from western states. Matthew David Thompson, a graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in Encinitas, California, who also lost his father at an early age, is aiming for a career in film production. He already has a completed a film he produced with $3,500 he raised for the project to tell a father and son story, Howgill added. And, Madilynn Marie Timm, being graduated from Okanogan High School, Okanogan, Washington, plans a career in engineering. She has her eye on an internship at Boeing Aircraft, one of her home states leading manufacturers. Katrina Anne Bennett from Leonardtown, Maryland, expects to use her scholarship funds at Colgate University where she begins training to become a neurologist while Ayana M. Crawford from Lexington, S.C., is aiming for degrees in music and psychology and Tyler G. Elrod, Fort Bragg, N.C., is off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeking advanced degrees in history and philosophy in order to teach on the college level. Melissa Hardman from Mundelein, Illinois, will be working toward a degree in linguistics, Kaitlyn McCombs of Bessemer, Alabama, plans to become an equine veterinarian, and Renee Marie Pritchard, Huntsville, Texas, is going to teach mathematics after she completes her college education. Another film maker, Bailie Hale Richards, is from Lawrence, Kansas, where she also has produced an award-winning short film and is off to the University of Kansas to continue her studies, while Kaitlin E. Young from Zanesville, Ohio, is planning to become qualified in speech pathology in order to provide services to special needs patients. The MFST, supported by donations, was founded in 1991 by Col. Luke Lloyd, (U.S. Army ret.) with less than $250 in seed Military Trust Scholarships money. Today, the trust with assets in the seven figures bracket funnels financial assistance in multiple directions to aid and support military families. It is overseen on a day-to-day basis by CEO and President Don Schings, a former U.S. Marine and a Sun City Center resident. The trusts 2012 scholarship recipients were chosen from among 46 applicants, based on academic and public service oriented backgrounds. Their awards range from $2,000 provided in $500 increments over four years to $12,000, or $3.000 per year for four years. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson By Extra Special Breakfast Treat Perfect for MomThis Mothers Day, treat mom to something special with these spectacular red velvet waffles! Home cook Nicole LucianaEpperson came up with this creative concoction for her mom and it truly dazzled! The waffles come together fast using a mix, and the super scrumptious cream cheese glaze is easy enough for the kids (or even a husband!) to help with. See step-by-step photos of Nicoles recipe and thousands more from other home cooks at: www.justapinch.com/ redvelvetwaffles Youll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use just a pinch.Janet What You Need 3 cup waffle mix 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 tbsp. powdered sugar 1/4 tsp. vanilla 3 tbsp. milk 1/2 bottle red food coloring (approx. 25 drops) 1/2 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted mix and eggs, water, and oil according to pkg instructions. mix and blend. you get the red velvet color you want. This will make 5-6 Belgian waffles or 10 regular waffles. cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. warm on med-low. Stir frequently. warm cream cheese glaze and toasted pecans on top. Delicious with a side of fruit or bacon.

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www.ObserverNews.netMay 3, 2012 Volume 56 Number 15THE OBSERVER NEWS Watch next weeks paper for special advertising just for Mom...and remember to SHOP LOCALLY! New Riverview Womans Club offers membership to all ages. Read Penny Fletchers story on page 3. In Observations Mitch Traphagen declares never judge a person by the dog collar he wears page 10 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORE813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer Family Owned & Operated By %  MitcITCH TrRApPHAGEnN mitch@observernews.netT his year, some people will find that tax season carries with it a very unpleasant surprise. Across Florida and the nation, a growing number of people are falling victim to tax refund fraud. According to the IRS, nearly a quarter of all Americans wait until the last week to file their taxes and this year, the unpleasant surprise for some will be that someone else didnt wait and has already filed their taxes and collected a refund on their behalf. It is a problem that lacks a clear resolution, although in the end, the U.S. Treasury will carry most of the losses, which actually means the U.S. taxpayers. For the victim, there is no easy road to take to resolve the problem. Largely because the crime crosses multiple jurisdictions, local law enforcement is nearly powerless to stop or fix it. Privacy laws even tie the hands of the Internal Revenue Service, making a resolution a long-term prospect. For the victim, that means long-term problems that are associated with the theft of their identity. For those expecting a tax refund, it could also mean a very long wait for the refund check. The scam is relatively simple: a thief steals your personal information and files a phony tax return on your behalf, with a refund via check or debit card sent to a false address. Due to the sheer volume of returns sent to the IRS, the agency does not always have the resources to match up reported income with the W2 payroll forms from employers, or to perform For some, this tax season is more unpleasant than everother possible verifications before issuing a refund. Thus, the crime often goes undetected until the victim files a legitimate return. In addition to the shield of privacy laws, the crime has grown through what were good intentions on the part of the IRS to provide taxpayers with speedy refunds. That goal, however, does not allow time to fully verify returns before refunds are sent. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, representing Tampa and parts of Hillsborough including the south county area, has been leading a charge towards finding a solution to make it easier for the IRS to participate in fraud investigations, thus decreasing the amount of time it takes to resolve the problem for the victim. Last year, Ms. Castor wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner after a series of such crimes were exposed in the Tampa Bay area. Personal information is being stolen and used to file phony tax returns in order to secure refund checks and debit cards from the federal government, she wrote. Local authorities estimate that the tax fraud racket has cost the federal government millions of dollars in my community and billions nationwide. At a time when Congress is scrutinizing every tax dollar, we must improve federal operations and law relating to such investigations and prosecutions. The crime has few limits on victims, they include everyone from young people filing their first returns to the elderly. The victims have even been police Community Association soon to take possession of small acreageBy MEELODY JAAMEESON%  SUN CITY CENTER While some criticisms remain, aggressive opposition here to proposed acquisition of a few acres sliced from a closed golf course apparently has ended. The opponents have pointed to the accomplishments of their resistance and proponents have executed an agreement finalizing the deal. A small group of SCC residents, coming together as the Sun City Center Awareness Committee, twice circulated signature petitions in the community calling for a membership vote on the SCC Community Association board proposal to acquire between five and six acres of the inactive North Lake Course at the north edge of the Central Campus. The deal with ClubLink, the Canada-based company which owns the communitys golf courses, was outlined in a Letter of Intent (LOI) initially drafted in December, 2011. No purchase money was involved, but the exchange did involve CA concessions on several points contained in the 1984 Agreement which has guided and controlled CA-developer actions for nearly 30 years. CA board directors have said the additional land is needed for any expansion undertaken as part of a community enhancement effort. The committee questioned the potential transaction based on possible but not yet known costs related to the concessions. In an especially-called CA board meeting last week, directors voted to reject the committees second petition, citing Article XV of the Articles of Incorporation which allows the board to turn aside an effort deemed not to be in the communitys best interests. The first petition also was rejected, in part because it was not adequately conformed. In addition, CA directors have pointed to sections of various governing documents which authorize their actions, underscoring that the board had not exceeded its authority on behalf of the community. At the same meeting, Ed Barnes, board president, announced that the LOI had been revised to delete a clause of particular concern to the committee. The deleted point See SCC ACREAGE ACQUIRED, page 7 See TAX REFUND FRAUD, page 16INSIDE:GGuest pass policy changes are slated for discussion at the boards May 9 meeting. CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSTea timeSpring is in full bloom and with it comes opportunities. Its the perfect time for a tea or one of the many functions happening around South County. See pages 22-23 for events happening at local churches and temples. Above, Mary and Mackensay Machin enjoy a cup of tea at the Ladies Spring Tea fundraiser, held Saturday at South Bay Church. The event put their youth one step closer to summer camp.

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2 MAY 3, 2012 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. Fr ee lunch and giveaway s prov ided t o all att endees. T o r egist er f or the semin ars, c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Stroke Prevention and Vascular HealthPresented by Dr. Mark Alkire, Board Certied Vascular Surgeon at South Bay HospitalMay is Stroke Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning about the importance of vascular health, stroke prevention and screenings. May 16th, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital)

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MAY 3, 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 SPRING Small personalized group. 1st class hotels $3299pp, land only, all breakfasts, 8 dinners, luxury coach, tour guide, all excursions included. Julie Wise 361-442-9377 hosted by SCC residents Dee & Mark Salmon 361-985-9901 www.amazingirishtours.com New Riverview Womans Club offers membership to all ages%  penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW From 18 to 80 or even beyond, women from all over South County and Brandon are invited to join the new Riverview Womans Club incorporated in April. Anyone who is interested in Riverview may join, although our main focus is to get our membership from women who live or work in Riverview, said President Jeanne Burkeson, in an interview Sunday, April 29 at Beef OBradys on Big Bend Road, where the group currently meets. The officers have filed for a tax-exempt 501 (3) status, but it has not yet been granted. When asked if the club was going to join the national organization, the General Federation of Womans Clubs, like Ruskin, Brandon, Apollo Beach and Sun City Centers clubs, Burkeson said they eventually hoped to. Right now, we dont want to put any undue hardship on new members, she explained. Belonging to the national organization requires higher dues, and also expenses for other events, and while this group is starting up, Burkeson and Vice president Donna Fore say they hope that will not be necessary. First and foremost, they want to build membership, execute community betterment projects, raise money for scholarships for students living in Riverview, and form close relationships on a social level. One of their first moves after incorporation was to join the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. I cant speak highly enough of what theyre trying to accomplish, said Tanya Doran, executive director of the Riverview chamber. The chamber did a membership drive in March and got 167 new members. Some of these ladies talked about the club then. They were so enthusiastic and excited that I got excited too. In todays time, a positive attitude like theirs can make all the difference to a community. Fore said she investigated Riverviews history before forming the club and found that a Riverview Womans Club had existed in 1977 but had not been active. She even tried to find the original members, but located only one name, a person who now lives in Tampa, and was unable to contact her. The first meeting brought out 21 new members strictly by word of mouth, said Burkeson. Immediately they planned events: one for scholarships and others for luncheons. Being in business themselves, the two understand that both daytime and evening events must be planned in order to include all types of women. Everyone will be treated equally. If a woman wants to say she has a business, thats fine. If she wants to tell what she does during a day at home, thats fine too. We want everyone who wants to be included to be included, Fore said. From flower growing and arranging to running flower shops everyone is welcome to talk about what they do, enjoy, make or sell. The membership drive luncheon is planned for May 16 at noon, after 30 minutes of meet and greet talk that begins at 11:30 a.m. It is scheduled to be held at Beef OBradys on Big Bend Road, between the plazas where Walgreens and Ace Hardware are the anchors. The objective of the upcoming meeting is to promote friendships among members first, said Fore. Business, scholarships and community outreach will also play a big part. The groups Mission Statement reads: To enrich the quality of life in our community by creating an atmosphere of friendship to share life and cultural experiences, to take pride in our city by learning about the environment, its history, its needs, our flourishing business growth, and by purposefully doing something to improve the education of our children. Already by-laws have been written, a not-for-profit status applied for, and the core formation group has met four times. We are looking forward to seeing who will show up at the May meeting, Fore said. The bylaws say 18 and older. One girl we have is from college. And there is no upper age. People in their 80s or more are welcome. They hope to promote friendships among different generations by operating this way. Each meeting will have a speaker. The first two will be County Commissioner Sandra Murman on June 20 and Earl Lennard, Supervisor of Elections on Sept. 19. The May meeting basically will be to let members meet, talk and offer suggestions. The clubs officers have asked the Art Class at Riverview High School to design a logo. The club gave the students some guidance, but left the design to them. There is a contest with iTunes gift certificates and publicity for the winner. The logo will also be used for business cards, letterheads, name badges and T-shirts. Its visibility will be widespread, said Burkeson. Besides the luncheons, a fundraiser for scholarships has already been planned as well. Its called Party Yourself Into Shape Zumba Fundraiser and will take place Saturday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Riverview High School gymnasium, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview. The cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with a student ID. Certified Zumba instructor Lolita and several others will lead the group. The core group has also been working with Dave Rameriz of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department to find suitable walking trails and native or pristine environmental spots to highlight in Riverview. For information about the fundraiser, or to offer assistance with it, call Daisy Vega at (813) 546-2329 or Doreen Ernandez (631) 806-5963. For more information about the club, contact either Burkeson or Fore. Burkeson may be reached at (813) 334-3196 or by email at Jeanne@square-oneinspection. com. Fore may be reached at (813) 528-0902 or emailed at donna52253@aol.com.Interested women may just show up without calling ahead if they like. Jeanne Burkeson, PresidentDonna Fore, Vice PresidentPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS

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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL: Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer Penny Fletcher..........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.net CLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION: Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.net PRODUCTION: Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.netThe views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. Failures can become stepping stonesand there is probably a story of how he or she overcame great odds to achieve the goals they have obtained. From the story of Edison working through over 4,000 materials to finally get a workable lamp filament, to the tales of how former President Bill Clinton survived a very deprived childhood to achieve the American dream, the stories abound. If the stories of others failures prior to their successes are inspirational, maybe we should write down the failures that come our way and then, after we have surmounted them, play them back when we need a pep talk. I have a friend who does just that, only he records his feelings. At one point, through no fault of his own, Jim was out of work three times over a period of five years. When he was first let go from his job, he made a tape of how he was feeling. He highlighted all that had gone wrong. As things started to get better, he went back and recorded what he learned from the misfortune. He credited this practice of documenting troubles with helping him get through two subsequent periods of unemployment and going on to win a job that gave him great satisfaction. J.M. Barrie, British playwright, said, God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. But if we remember only the flowers, we will be ill-prepared I once watched a Julie Andrews interview on 60 Minutes and was struck by the insecurities she exhibited. Here was a woman of vast achievements including just about every award a show business personality can receive. Her movies, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music are classics. Yet, at her height of popularity, she seemed fraught with fear. During the interview, she talked about a current stage play and concentrated on the things that were going wrong or could go wrong rather than having the confidence that things would turn out all right as they had on her past projects. Julie Andrews continued to sing beautifully into her 60s, but when her voice would not respond as she wished, she worried that it was because she was older rather than remembering those earlier times when her voice cracked for no reason at all. It wasnt until I ran across this quote from U.S. philosopher Eric Hoffer that I began to understand: Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay. Overcoming troubles are some of the greatest motivators ever created. They are the stock in trade of many motivational speakers. You name the successful person, to pick them again next summer. Thorns are a fact of life with roses, and the price we pay for their spectacular beauty is to get stuck once in a while. The price we pay for achievement is problems. It is only when we let the problems be so allconsuming that we begin to doubt our capability to achieve, that we get in trouble. The next time you are involved in a project and you become ravaged by selfdoubt, take a close look at those doubts. First, are they real or manufactured, e.g., is being 60 really a factor in a singing voice? If you deem the problems real, have you experienced them before and did you overcome them? If they are new problems to you, they may be old problems to someone else and they may have advice for you. In any case, confront your problems. In most cases, rather than stumbling blocks, they are stepping stones.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.comSouth Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Pot Luck Sign up at the Lodge. Monday, May 14 Blue Plate Special, $7, Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with stuffing, Only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday 28 Build your own Nathans Hot Dogs, Details to follow. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin. and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information call 813645-2089 Dont forget....Mothers Day is just around the corner. 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X Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities 5 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 NO DINNER. Music by Eddie Shannon & Company from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, May 7 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, May 9 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 3 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Salt & Pepper from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5 District Convention at Ruskin Post 6287. Lunch at noon with meeting to follow. Music by Rick Bourbon from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 7 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights May 3-9Teen Volunteer Orientation Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Crafternoon 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 Reference 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. Grades 9-12. Do you like to write stories, poetry, comics, screenplays, or song lyrics? Connect with other teen writers to discuss the writing process, share your work, and receive constructive feedback and encouragement. All levels of writers are welcome. Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, Brandon. For more information. visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org. DANIEL J. YOUNG Daniel J. Young, son of Joette E. Young of Riverview and James P. Young, of Riverview, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. During the eight-week program, Young completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is 'Battle Stations.' This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. 'Battle Stations' is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly 'Navy' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Young is a 2006 graduate of Riverview High School in Riverview. Membership drive by Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8108 gathers steamDid you ever wonder what Ladies Auxiliary members do? They crochet and knit lap robes for veterans in the hospital. Members are savers of many things. General Mills Box Tops for Education -Campbell Soup Labels -both help schools earn extra materials for their classrooms. They help families of our active military. They collect items to be sent to the troops. They sponsor childrens after-school activities. They raise money by sponsoring bake sales, yard sales and dinners. They socialize with their sisters at monthly meetings planning and making Christmas stockings for veterans and nursing homes. They inform the organization with information on candidates and bills for the good of the veterans. They assist the VFW in the Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholar ship contest which is also offered to 9th through 12th grade high school students. They also offer 6th through 8th grade students the opportunity to enter the Patriots Pen Essay Contest. They are the wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen (16) and for whom the duties of parents were performed), sisters, half-sisters, foster and stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen (16) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than sixteen (16) years old. Now that you know what they do and who they are...why not become a Ladies Auxiliary member? Any new member that joins before June 9 ($30) and any annual member that comes in and pays their annual dues of $20 before June 9 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Life Membership to the Ladies Auxiliary. Names will be placed in a container and at the first meeting for incoming President, Debbie Smith, a name will be drawn and that person will receive a free Life Membershp effective 2013-2014. Join them as they strive to work for the community, schools, and our veterans in the VA Hospital and Nursing Home. For more information, or if you have any questions, call Norrine Forrest, Membership Chairman, at (813) 677-9559. The VFW Post 8108 is located at 7504 Riverview Dr. in Riverview.Buy mom a plantThe East Bay FFA Alumni will be having their Mothers Day plant sale from Wednesday, May 9 through Friday, May 11 at East Bay High Schools Agriculture Department, located between East Bay High School and Eisenhower Middle School at 7710 Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton. The sale is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The alumni will be selling outdoor landscape plants, hanging baskets, indoor foliage plants and great Mothers Day gifts. The sale is open to the public. All the proceeds from the sale will assist FFA members by paying for expenses to contests, leadership conferences, and projects. For more information, email Kimberly.willis@sdhc.k12.fl.us or Belinda.gran@sdhc.k12.fl.us. Save the Manatee Club recommends manatee gift adoptions as a thoughtful way to please moms this Mother Day, while also helping Floridas endangered marine mammals. Last year, Ken Krautheim from New Jersey adopted a real live manatee for his wife, Lesley, as a Mothers Day gift from their two young daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth. That was all she wanted! exclaimed Ken. I chose Ilya from the Clubs adoption program because hes been spotted the closest to New Jersey, our home state. A tax-deductible gift adoption from Save the Manatee Club, which also includes membership in the Club, costs $25 and includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of a real Florida manatee. Photos of each of the manatees up for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at http://www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees.htm. Also included with the gift adoption is a membership handbook filled with photos, facts, and information, plus subscriptions to the Clubs official quarterly newsletter. Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprofit organization, began its conservation work back in 1981 when it was established by singer/ songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to help educate the public about the manatees plight. Many manatees are injured or killed each year by boat strikes. Their habitat has disappeared at a rapid rate from shoreline development, and natural springs used as warm-water refuges for wintering manatees have experienced a reduction in both water quality and spring flow due to overdevelopment within spring sheds. Warm-water sources are necessary for the manatees survival in cold weather. Many manatees succumb to cold stress every year. Before this last mild Florida winter, prolonged cold weather during the last two winters killed hundreds of manatees. Currently, only about 5,000 manatees remain, concentrated year-round in Florida. Funds from the adoption program help with manatee research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; education and public awareness projects; conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and programs in the United States, Central and South America, West Africa, and the Caribbean. For more information about manatees and gift adoptions for Mothers Day can be found at www.savethemanatee.org, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Adopt-A-Manatee for Mothers Day

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Naturalization Assistance Workshop and Citizenship Class Enrollment Naturalization Specialist, Marija Hannen, will answer questions about the requirements and process of becoming a U.S. citizen. She will also help individuals who need assistance preparing for the exam and interview. After the workshop there will be an opportunity to enroll in a citizenship class. Co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. eBooks and eReaders: An Introduction Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the Librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats. Limit: 20 Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Publisher: Introduction Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Limit: 20. English Conversation Class Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. 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 Master Gardener: Rain Barrels Learn how Rain Barrels are useful for collecting rainwater for irrigation while reducing erosion and stormwater runoff and how to make your own barrel using a 55-gallon plastic food-grade drum. Hillsborough County residents may receive 1 free rain barrel* (per household and the representative of the household must be an adult) when they attend a workshop. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service.MOAA presents Eagle Scout AwardA Boy Scout Troop 109 Eagle Court of Honor was held on April 21 at the Holy Innocence Episcopal Church in Valrico in honor of Jacob R. Parker. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) President Paul Wheat, LCOL USA (Ret), presented him a MOAA Certificate of Merit In recognition of his advancement to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Meeting for Senior Living Industry members planned Are you in the Senior Living Industry? If so, the members of Senior Living Options (SLO) invite you to join them at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community in the private dining room. The speaker for the luncheon meeting will be David ODell from the Mary Petro Fund which is administered by the United Community Church in Sun City Center. This fund has been established to assist senior citizens who may be in dire need of medication or food. ODell will explain the criteria for seniors in the area to qualify. R.S.V.P. to Sun Towers at (813) 634-3347. The mission of SLO is to work together to ensure that all seniors have the resources available to assist them in finding a residence and/or service that provides the right level of care for their individual need, have the freedom of choice to meet those needs and an environment that is safe.The Russians are comingThe Knights of Columbus proudly present LYRA a Russian vocal ensemble of professional a cappella singers. Performance will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Prince of Peace Church. Call Joe Frank at (813) 633-1623 for reserved seating and tickets priced at $10. To hear a sample of LYRAs music visit the groups website at www.lyra-online.orgPlanning Commission to hold workshops Hillsborough County Planning Commission will hold a workshop on Multi-Jurisdictional Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Annual Review at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14 in the 18th Floor Boardroom of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. For more information, call Willie Puz, Communications Department at (813) 272-5314.Womans Club to host trunk saleA Trunk Show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Ruskin Womans Club on 503 S. Tamiani Trail, Ruskin. A $10 donation at the door gets you access to the Trunk sale show by Accessories and More. Enjoy a look at all the beautiful womens clothes and accessories. There will be food, fun and shopping. Also bring in your gold for cash. A gold jeweler will be on the premise. 0% FREE FINANCING $500 Min. ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. 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Great Dinner Specials LWV Meeting Noticecontained in Paragraph One of the Other Considerations section was interpreted by some as limiting the CA boards ability to object on behalf of the community to any plans for the closed course by ClubLink that the community considered onerous or damaging. It was this revision, coupled with recent changes in connection with guest passes, that prompted the committee to drop its opposition, Lynn Mooney, committee member, said this week. Earlier this month, CA directors agreed to suspend requirements that both the resident and the guest must be present to acquire a guest pass for the visitor giving access to community amenities and that guest passes cannot be obtained in advance. Guest pass policy changes are slated for discussion at the boards May 9 meeting, We feel we got two really good things accomplished as the result of the petition drives which served to emphasize the dissatisfactions of some residents with some board actions, Mooney noted. Asked if the committee is shaping any new resistance on other fronts or in connection with other community subjects, she said we want to get back out and talk with residents; find out what they want and what they will support. As part of the signature gathering process for the second petition, committee members staffed a table for five consecutive days in the Atrium, explaining their opposition to the LOI for passing residents. Mooney said afterwards that the experience was SCC acreage acquired%  both rewarding and enlightening. Ed Jacobs, retired attorney and committee member, was not quite as sanguine about the situation, however. Jacobs expressed the concern that board directors could be, even unknowingly, sowing seeds of future destructiveness for the community by not examining and questioning more intensely their proposed actions. While the LOI does not involve a purchase price for the north course acreage, there is a cost, Jacobs asserted. The concessions made can be valued monetarily, he added, and by giving away those rights, a price therefore is paid. And dont you think ClubLink wanted what it got for a reason? he asked rhetorically. Jacobs also pointed to the boards recent engagement of a University of Tampa marketing professor under a $15,000 contract to conduct opinion surveys in the community, analyze the results, produce a database and report findings. Why are we paying someone to ask people who already live here what they want? We need to find out what the people we want to come here in the future want, he said. Meanwhile, the LOI that transfers the small acreage to the CA from ClubLink in exchange for concessions related to golf course use by outsiders and rights of first refusal in connection with a golf course sale was executed last week by representatives of both organizations. Formal closing on the transaction, Barnes said this week, is to be accomplished on or before May 30. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonMembers of the South County Unit of the League of Women Voters will meet at 2 PM on Saturday (May 5) in the SouthShore Regional Library Computer Room. The unit, still in the formative stages, welcomes new members sharing an interest in promoting good government and informed voters. Unit President Melody Jameson currently is presenting programs about the non-partisan League of Women Voters, its 90-year history and its mission for South County clubs and organizations. To schedule a program, contact mchinnae@aol.com or telephone 813-634-7775. Ruskin Branch LibraryLocated at 1 Dickman Drive SE, Ruskin 33573 (on U.S. 41). Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended. Create professional looking tables for form and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Alligator bites Winter Haven golferWhen Albert Miller attempted to use a ball retriever to remove his golf ball from a water hazard at the 15th green at Lake Ashton Golf Club in Winter Haven, a 9-foot alligator bit him on the left knee. Millers three golfing partners went to his aid and pulled him out of water, away from the alligator. Miller, 75, of 4035 Ashton Club Drive, Winter Haven, was transported to Winter Haven Hospital with serious, but not lifethreatening, injuries to his left knee. The incident happened at about 4 p.m. April 25. FWC trappers quickly located and caught the alligator. Reptiles like alligators tend to be more active during warmer parts of the year. 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You can also apply for many of the programs online, or you can print an application form, fill it out and mail it in. Phone Assistance If, however, you dont have Internet access you can also get help over the phone by calling the Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116), which will assign you a counselor to review your mother-in-laws situation, and provide you with a list of possible programs she may be eligible for, and who to contact to get the ball rolling. Types of Benefits Depending on her income level and where she lives, different benefits may be available to your mother-in-law, including: Food Assistance: Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help pay for her groceries. The average monthly SNAP benefit is currently $119 for seniors living alone. Other programs that may help include the Emergency Food Assistance Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Health Assistance: Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs can help or completely pay for outDear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we cant afford to do it any longer. Tapped Out Dear Tapped, Locating government benefits and financial assistance programs for seniors is actually pretty easy to do thanks to two key resources created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Heres where you can turn to for help. Online Search If you have access to the Internet, the easiest and most convenient way to search for benefits for seniors is at benefitscheckup.org. Created by the NCOA 10 years ago, BenefitsCheckUp is a free, confidential web-based service that helps low-income seniors and their families identify federal, state and private benefits programs that can help with prescription drug costs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. This site contains more than 2,000 programs across the country. By Jim Miller How to Track Down Financial Assistance Programs for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORof-pocket health care costs. And, there are special Medicaid waiver programs that provide in-home care and assistance. Prescription Assistance: There are hundreds of programs offered through pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and charitable organizations that help lower or eliminate prescription drug costs, including the federal Low Income Subsidy known as Extra Help that pays premiums, deductibles and prescription copayments for Medicare Part D beneficiaries. Heating and Cooling Assistance: Theres the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as local utility companies and charitable organizations that provide assistance in lowering home heating and cooling costs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Administered by the Social Security Administration, SSI provides monthly payments to very low income seniors, age 65 and older, as well as to those who are blind and disabled. The average SSI payment is around $500 per month. In addition to these programs, there are numerous other benefits such as HUD housing options, home weatherization assistance, tax relief, various veterans benefits, transportation, respite care and free legal assistance. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Dr. John Armstrong appointed State Surgeon GeneralGovernor Rick Scott appointed Dr. John H. Armstrong M.D. to serve as State Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. He will assume this role on May 23, 2012. Dr. Armstrong is recognized as a national expert in medical team training and public health preparedness for disasters, and his leadership will be a great asset to the citizens of Florida, said Governor Rick Scott. As an outstanding trauma surgeon, public health professional, educator and military veteran, he will be a great addition to my executive leadership team. Get through the spring fishing and boating season safelyIn many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin? Anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Heres three easy safety tips from www.BoatUS.com/ foundation that will help you get safely through the spring fishing and boating season. 1. Dont allow the warm weather to let your guard down: The air temperatures may be downright balmy, but deceptively cold waters increase the risk of hypothermia even on a T-shirt day. Also remember there are fewer boats out on the water that could come to your aid. Bring extra layers or change of clothes and rain gear this time of year. 2. Plan on how to get back in the boat: If you accidentally went overboard, do you have a way to get back aboard? You may be surprised how hard this can be -especially if you are alone or havent prepared for it. It could be as simple as having a rope with looped foot holds affixed to a cleat that can easily be grabbed from the water. The BoatUS Foundation also tested after-market boarding ladders for small jonboats, RIBs and larger center console boats. 3. Refresh your memory: Take a boating safety course now from the comfort of your own home. The no-cost BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety course, which is designed so that you can stop and then continue at any time, includes videos that demonstrate important safety devices such as flares, shows the rules of the road, how to get help in an emergency, and the best way to fit a life jacket to a child so they will not slip out. Go to www.BoatUS.org/onlinecourse. It may also help you save money on boat insurance and meet your states requirements for boating safety education.

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I went into the seminar expecting a magic phrase or ancient Chinese secret that would eliminate unexpected phone calls, sync my work calendar with my home life, and reduce all bureaucratic red tape. Instead, I got a day planner and some rah-rah tips for telling me to learn to say no. This is different. Sure, we still have to have a day planning system, but Tina will take it several steps further and work with us to set realistic expectations, prioritize commitments, and learn to sidestep those obstacles to a smooth day: drop-in vendor visits, e-mails, do you have a minute? and the biggest obstacle of all ourselves! I admit, I am the biggest obstacle to things going smoothly. Its still hard for me to delegate (although with partners like Office Manager Kristy and Events Coordinator Jennifer McCafferty, its so much easier now!) I allow myself to get distracted by visitors and social media. And some days I just dont want to tackle a certain chore. If Tina can help me with just those things, my life will change forever! If you are interested in attending this seminar, please RSVP to 634-5111 or email us at info@ sccchamber.com. Seats are limited so we can keep the program interactive. I know you can invest one hour on Friday if Tina can give you back 10 more per week!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessWhen people find out Im involved in several charity benefits, that Im president of my condo association, that I sit on the recreational facilities executive committee for Kings Point, and that I actually do have a social life while running the Chamber, they wonder how I find time to do it all. The truth of the matter is, I DONT find time to do it ALL. Sometimes I just cant make a planning meeting. I try not to miss a deadline (such as getting this column in on time), but it does happen. And periodically I have to decline a social invitation because theres a Business After Hours that night. What I wouldnt give to have a couple of extra hours in every day! I would sleep longer, actually read the entire paper, and pull weeds in my flower bed. The dishes wouldnt sit in the sink so long and Id pet the cats longer. There would be fresh flowers on the coffee table and the checkbook would be balanced. At the Chamber, all calls would be returned the same day, the stack on my desk would be shorter, and Id be out in the community talking to more businesses. Fortunately, Tina Praino, managing partner of Engaging Retail, will be here Friday to teach us how to get those couple of extra hours a day! At 1 p.m., following The Exchange (our weekly free networking luncheon), Tina will give an interactive, fun, and effective seminar on getting our life TIME back. Tina has proven no-fail techniques to help us get more control over our day, to accomplish more high quality work, and to do so with a more professional image. You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Operation R.E.D. Day plannedRED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realtys year-round commitment to improving their local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve. RED Day initiatives run the gamut: From rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, giving to local food shelters to hosting blood drives and beautifying beaches. Each market center chooses their own project based on a need they see within its community. Recognizing her leadership in guiding the culture of our company, RED Day is held in honor of Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board, Keller Williams Realty. This years RED Day by Keller Williams in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at 101 22nd Street NW in Ruskin. The project will be to help the nonprofit organization of FAVE Boating Expeditions dba Eyes on the Skys Project Corregidor to clean and spruce up their new property which will include renovating the house and 5 trailers to make them habitable for the soldiers and veterans who will utilize them when going through the programs provided by the non-profit. Besides the volunteers to do the labor, they are in need of the following items and supplies: 1. Fencing 2. Landscaping Items (flowers, pots, dirt, mulch, etc) 3. Flooring (Carpeting, tile, wood or laminate) 4. Paint (interior and exterior) 5. Laminate for countertops, cabinets, etc 6. 2 Storage buildings (8x8 or larger) 7. Lumber, nails, plaster, drywall, putty, etc 8. Windows, blinds, screens, etc 9. Furniture (inside and outside) 10. Appliances 11. Pest Control 12.Help hauling items to the dump FAVE Boating Expeditions and their dba Eyes on the Skys Project Corregidor are a sanctioned non-profit organization and 100% of all donations are tax deductable. Wont you consider helping them to make a difference this year? Volunteer your time, your skills and/or donation items to renovate this property. For more information call Ashley Young or Debbie Tinker with Keller Williams in Apollo Beach at (813) 641-8300 or Kelly Kowall with FAVE Boating Expeditions/Project Corregidor at (727) 207-5844.Home business support group formingThe work scene is rapidly changing in America today. One out of every 5 working Americans has a direct sale or home business that is providing income on a partor fulltime basis. A direct sales or home business has different challenges, needs, etc. than a brick and mortar business. A new support and advocacy group for direct sales and home business people is being formed in south Hillsborough County. The new support group will be meeting on the first and third Mondays of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber Office beginning Monday, May 7. The new group has four objectives: those who have home or direct sale businesses involved to grow and be more successful in their businesses in the home business field about entering the direct sales/ home business industry. All those involved in the industry or thinking about it are invited. If you have any questions call Rev. Warren Langer or (813) 3638958 or DeeLores Everett at (813) 493-7845. There is no charge to attend.Wimauma Elementary says thank youStaff at Wimauma Elementary are planning an Open House celebration at their school to thank the benefactors that made their dreams come true during this school year. It will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the media center at 5709 Hickman Street in Wimauma. All members of the following organizations are invited to attend: The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, The Desoto Lodge Scholarship/Frank Lowe Childrens Charity, Florida State Fair Authority, The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, the Social Ministry Committee of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kiwanis of Sun City Center and Leadership Hillsborough. Staffers would also like to invite individuals from the neighboring community to join in the commemoration. There will be light refreshments and student entertainment. The South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, May 10 at the South Shore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. This months meeting will feature an Open Forum. Conversation of current topics should provide lively discussion for all participants. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and like-minded people are welcome. Open forum at Democratic Club

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B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 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 The Indians honored their seniors during the last home game of their careers. Priscilla Aviles, manager, lettered 3 years and will attend Hillsborough Community College. Nereida Diaz has played all 4 years, lettered 1 year and was selected JV Defensive Player of East Bay Watch Flag Football Senior Nightthe Year two consecutive years. She will attend HCC. Mashijyah Martin played for 3 years, lettered 1 year and will join the U.S. Army after high school. Jennifer Sickles played and lettered for 2 years. She will attend Mt. Olive College in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship. Stephanie Williams lettered all 4 years. She holds all QB records for the school and numerous accolades and awards in swimming, basketball and flag football. She will attend the University of Central Florida in the fall. On senior night the team defeated Freedom 38--6. At press time East Bay is 11--2 and will play Newsome for the District Championship. Hillsborough County invites the community to drop--in to the new Brandon Skate Park for a Grand Opening Ceremony at noon. on Saturday, May 12 at 5720 Providence Road in Riverview. The event will feature a ribbon--cutting ceremony with County Commissioners followed by skateboarding demonstrations. The Brandon Skate Park is Hillsborough County governments first skate park. Local skateboarders supported and worked with Hillsborough County during the planning process to provide input on the design. Skate fees will be $4 per day, and annual skate parks passes are available at $150. Hillsborough County has a reciprocal agreement with the City of Tampa, and annual passes will be honored at all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks. All skaters must wear helmets and complete a waiver. Brandon Skate Park Features An intermediate/professional bowl with all rounded walls, two hips and two general depths. The shallow end is 6 feet deep and just undervert, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep with 1 and a half feet of vert. The entire bowl has pool coping and tile. The Obstacle Street Section has two main levels that split the park in two sections. The lower section has a few street plaza elements including a granite bench set at an angle, curved ledges, a cone pole jam, a manual pad, a small but long set of 4 stairs, a brick--stamped bank with a flat bar on top, as well as a handrail and flat rail. This area also has a very wide quarter pipe with steel coping, including a 12 foot pool coping extension, a smaller pyramid with a bull--nose granite flat rail, and a steep bank and hip. The lower section is connected to the upper section with a series of banks, including a step up that connects to an escalating--transition hip. The Brandon Skate Park also features a series of transition elements: a 6 foot corner quarter pipe leads to a long and low A--shaped quarter pipe, and ends at a series of moguls that are located throughout. A third level takes skaters to the bowl, and this area is also connected with quarter pipes and more moguls that range in heights from 2 to 5 feet. This $499,501 CIP project was funded from Impact Fees and General Revenue. Team Pain and Charlotte Engineering and Surveying worked under Hennessy Construction Services Corp. as part of the design, permitting and construction team. For more information call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635--3500.Brandon Skate Park is just a kick-flip away 2012 Graduation information Brandon High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Carl Green Anticipated # of Graduates: 506 Valedictorian: Alicia Dillow Salutatorian: Danielle McCutchen Class President: Marlee Taylor East Bay High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Maria L. Gsell Anticipated # of Graduates: 455 Valedictorian: Kendall MacDonald Salutatorian: Juan Monsalve Class President: Sophia Sobrito Lennard High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Craig S. Horstman Anticipated # of Graduates: 309 Valedictorian: Xiaodong Lu Salutatorian: Julian Couture Class President: Melina Santos Riverview High School Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall) Principal: Robert Heilmann Anticipated # of Graduates: 540 Valedictorian: Ashley Nichole Brown Salutatorian: Emily Anne Kettenburg Class President: Jasmin Folks South County Career Center South County Center Pavilion Principal: Sandra Bailey Anticipated # of Graduates: 70 Valedictorian: Kendal MacDonald Salutatorian: Juan Monsalve Class President: Sophia Sobrito 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 WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT YOUR HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME AGAIN & TAKE AN EXTRA $500 OFF Coupon worth$500 Low Summer PricesExp. 5/31/12

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All rights reserved. www.doveinteriorsdwfg.com BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books Golf Club at Cypress Creek1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin 813-634-8888 Ext. 2Presents:Wild Wednesday Early Birds10% off All Early Bird SpecialsWednesdays 4-7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.All You Can Eat $1995 Sunday Brunch10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $17.95BRUNCHRegular dinner menu begins serving at 5 p.m. Hillsborough County will celebrate and honor our communitys senior citizens during Older Americans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month to recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to society. This years theme is Never Too Old To Play, and encourages our seniors to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Studies show lifelong participation in social, creative and physical activities has proven health benefits, including retaining mobility, muscle mass, and cognitive abilities. Celebrate our senior citizens and enjoy these events that Hillsborough Countys Aging Services has planned for Older Americans Month: Annual Elderly Affairs Day Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Oaks at Riverview Community and Senior Centers 101 E. Kirby St. in Tampa Hillsborough County Aging Services and Tampa Housing Authority co-sponsor a day of fun for seniors, including door prizes, food, music and live entertainment. Seniors Prom Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon This years theme is Star Struck Hillsborough County celebrates Older Americans Monthand seniors will dine and dance to the music of their era the 40s, 50s and 60s with a guitarist providing the entertainment. A King and Queen will also be crowned. National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30, all day Hillsborough County Aging Services will host a variety of exercise programs at the following local Senior Centers: Parsons Ave. in Brandon, St. SE in Ruskin North St. in Wimauma For more information on any of these events, residents should call Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea because of the diversity found in their created habitats. Join them for an artistic look at inspiration (the real thing, a coral reef) and the art that results burg. Guest speakers Erinn Muller, Ph.D., postdoctural fellow, Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory and Diane Shelly, executive director, Florida Craftsmen, will converse and merge science + art in this free evening. Youll hear that thousands of species and millions of people depend on reefs for food and protection. More than 6,000 species of coral are known to live in warm, shallow tropical seas or in the cold, dark depths of the ocean. They are severely threatened. Scientists estimate that 19% of the worlds coral reefs have been lost and another 35% will be lost over the next 20-40 years. Diane Shelly will bring samples of Florida Craftsmens summer exhibition, a satellite of The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project (HCCR). The St. Petersburg satellite has been (is being) created by more than 200 local volunteers and artists. The HCCCR is one of the worlds largest participatory science and art projects. Meant to engage the public about scientific and environmental issues through creative new methods, the project has brought together marine scientists and fiber artists who, through yarn, visually portray the decline of coral reefs in the world. The worldwide crocheted reef has been seen by more than three million people and exhibited in art and science museums including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Hayward in London, the Science Gallery in Dublin and the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC. Where: The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg RSVP required to reserve seating: www.pieraquarium.org/event/ coralreefcafe Table seating starts at 5:45pm. by The Pier Aquarium and sponsored by David E. Ramsey, CFP and Raymond James, the American Chemical Society, FMSEA (Florida Marine Science Educators Association), COSEE Florida and food partner, The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge. To make a donation to support SciCafe programs, go to: www. pieraquarium.org/scicafesupport.Coral Reefs: the Real Thing (Inspiration) and the Art The Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows:. ............................4 p.m., Fri., May 25 Display ads. .............................11 a.m., Fri., May 25 News Releases. ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net

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But many small individual returns add up to big dollars, and that has caught the attention of both law enforcement nationwide and Congress. The Tampa Police Department advised me that their investigation was complicated at every turn by laws that prohibit the IRS from sharing information, Castor continued. While we all value personal privacy safeguards, there must be a way for the IRS and local and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate fraud together. Castor went on to describe how in some cases, suspects were found with multiple, fraudulent tax refunds in their possession but current laws prevented the IRS from connecting those refunds to the legitimate taxpayer. As a result, local law enforcement could only charge them with identity theft rather than the often more serious crime of tax fraud. And the problem has grown so large, it is taxing the resources of local authorities. Of course, prosecution is an afterthought for the victims of tax refund fraud. But as all agencies, including the IRS, become increasingly sensitive to the growing problem with tax return fraud, prosecutions should increase in number and visibility, making what is now a fairly simple crime into one that carries big consequences. Typical jail sentences for those convicted of tax fraud run three to five years. Ironically, just as hardto-investigate fraudulent single returns add up to big dollars in sum, so could the jail sentences for those eventually convicted, and those three-to-five-year jail sentences add up to big numbers for a con artist caught with 20, 30 or even hundreds of fraudulent refunds. Victims of tax refund fraud should call the IRS at 800908-4490. Those living in Congressional District 11, which is generally west of U.S. Highway 41 through South Hillsborough, may call Congresswoman Kathy Castors office in Tampa at 813-871-2817. Those living in Congressional District 12, generally east of U.S. 41, may call the Lakeland office of Congressman Dennis Ross at 863644-8215. Tax refund fraud%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOU.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor has lead a charge to fight tax refund fraud. HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer Newsclosed Monday, May 28 Memorial Day. . ............................ . ............................. . ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.netDOLLAR $TRETCHEREliminating mildew smellsThere is a difference between removing mildew odors and cleaning an item. If the item has been washed and still has a mildew odor, then it is not exactly dirty. I was given some almost brand new coats that my friend had washed. She had them hanging at the top of her basement stairs. The basement smelled of mildew, and when I brought the coats home, I placed them in my basement to sort through the next day and found my basement smelled like mildew. I poured straight vinegar in a bowl. Then I took a thin hand towel, dipped it in the vinegar, wrung it out lightly, and swung the towel in the air throughout the basement. I repeated the process many times, and at the end, I left the remainder of the vinegar in the bowl with the hand towel to evaporate in the next couple days. The following day there was no mildew smell in my basement! The coats smelled normal again, too. 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!

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18 MAY 3, 2012 231 Courtyards Blvd. | Sun City Center, FL 33573 Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care 813.642.8950 | AstonGardens.com Join us! Our Taste of Aston event is an excellent way to spend an afternoon sampling gourmet food created by Executive Chef Jake, sipping ne wines, and viewing some beautiful artwork created by residents and displayed throughout the recently remodeled clubhouse. Come for some fun, white-glove service and great times at Americas awardwinning senior living community! SPRING FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL Wednesday, May 16 | 4 p.m. Grande Clubhouse Gourmet Food | Open Bar | Rafe Prizes | GiveawaysArtwork Show Throughout the Clubhouse $5 Donation Per Person Benets Easter SealsSPRING FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL Feel g ood about g iving. Thirty-five years ago, a British wine merchant named Steven Spurrier organized a wine competition in Paris, where he pitted Californias best Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons against the best wines that France had to offer. Everyone assumed that France would win. After all, the nation had been making wine for thousands of years and was widely regarded as the worlds top wine region. But with both the whites and the reds, California won. The only journalist who attended George Taber from TIME magazine swiftly shared the results with the world. Ever since, no one has doubted the ability of Americas West Coast to produce worldclass wine. And today, one can find California Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon Pinot Noir, and Washington State Merlot at restaurants across the world. Last month, George Taber traveled to Colorado to attend the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference, which spotlights wine made in the other 47 states and Canada. He was very impressed with the wines. I also attended the conference, and was equally impressed. DrinkLocalWine is the brainchild of Jeff Siegel, a Dallasbased wine writer who blogs at WineCurmudgeon.com, and Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre, who blogs at DMWineLine.com. Launched in 2008, it was originally a website where Siegel and McIntyre could highlight bloggers who wrote about regional wines. The rationale was easy to understand. The United States and Canada had witnessed a dramatic increase in wineries and quality was steadily improving. Yet local wines were routinely shrugged off by major wine publications, retail stores, restaurants, and even consumers. The two men wanted a portal where they could link to writers who respected regional wine. The movement quickly took off. Just months after the launch of DrinkLocalWine, the Texas Department of Agriculture offered to sponsor a conference in 2009. The event was an unqualified success, bringing about 80 wine fanatics and 20 journalists to Dallas. The following year, the DrinkLocalWine crew held a conference in Virginia, and in 2011, the group headed to Missouri. This years event attracted more than 200 wine enthusiasts and nearly 40 journalists from across the country. Its safe to say that the local wine movement has officially arrived. As Jeff Siegel explained after this years conference, Regional wine is . very close to becoming just another part of the U.S. wine business, and not the novelty it has mostly been for more than a decade.Drink local wine!%  We shouldnt be surprised that critics and consumers are taking regional wine seriously. For one thing, good wine can be made virtually everywhere. Almost every week, Im surprised by a wine from somewhere obscure whether its a nation, like Slovenia, or a region, like the Jura in France. Colorado and Virginia certainly seem less bizarre than these locales! Plus, todays wine drinkers are adventurous. Whereas the consumers of yesteryear turned to well-known critics for advice, todays consumers are comfortable dismissing traditional gatekeepers and instead turning to local voices, like wine shop staffers and bloggers. Typically, these influencers are willing to drink with an open mind and an open palate -and so are happy to recommend local wine as long as its tasty.Local wine does face some challenges. Too many North American vintners are growing the wrong grapes in the wrong soil, sticking to varieties like Merlot and Chardonnay simply because theyre popular. In Europe, thanks to thousands of years of trial and error, most vintners know where each grape excels. Thats why Riesling is grown in Germany and Tempranillo is grown in Spain. Fortunately, this is changing. On my recent trip to Colorado, I met with winemakers who were experimenting with all sorts of different grapes. One of the best wines I tasted was a Gewurztraminer, which is typically associated with Alsace in France. Last year, DrinkLocalWine cofounder Dave McIntyre explained why regional wine matters. Its easy to think of local wineries as novelties instead of neighbors. But as we increasingly support local farmers and ranchers, why not vintners as well? Viticulture is agriculture. Locavore should be locapour. Hes right.In 1976, Californias wines bested Frances at a wine tasting that became known as the Judgment of Paris. Thanks to DrinkLocalWine, all of North America will soon have a reputation for producing some of the worlds finest wines. Until then, support your local winemaker! David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns are housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet. D no?There are 16 independently owned Certified Florida Farm Wineries and 17 other wineries throughout Florida? Each one is unique in size, appearance and volume output, many producing native grown and indigenous Muscadine vines, hybrid bunch grapes or exotic and citrus fruit wines. Visit www.florida-agriculture. com/consumers/wineries.htm. The closest wineries to South County are in Bradenton, St. Pete, and Duette.

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MAY 3, 2012 19 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. If you purchase less than the specied quantity, you will not be entitled to a rebate. Rebate offers may not be combined. All rebates will be issued in US. dollars, in the form of an American Express Prepaid Reward Card. Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. 1 Luminette Privacy Sheer or Modern Drapery 2 Pirouette Window Shadings 2 Silhouette Window Shadings$100*$100*$100*$100 off each additional unit $50 off each additional unit $50 off each additional unit BUY SAVE PLUS 1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B 813-645-8660 CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS TM ideas booklet with this ad Call KIM for details Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case The t-shirts become a thing at Sunday Southshore MarketSunday Southshore Market co-founder Melanie Morrison gets her t-shirt customized by vendor Ruth Foss of Cakes, Pops & Cupcakes during the April 29 market. Morrison and co-founder Michael Parker have become known for the t-shirts they wear each month during the market. This time, it was the vendors turn to make themMICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PPHOtT OSMelanie Morrison and Michael Parker, founders of the Sunday Southshore Market that is held monthly on Shell Point Road and U.S. 41 in Ruskin have made a name for themselves not just for the popular market but also for the t-shirts they wear each month. The t-shirts have become an item at the market. Previously Morrison and Parker would think up a theme for the t-shirts they would wear each month. "Some of the other t-shirts, we've kind of made fun of some of the vendors you know? And now is their chance to get back at us, Michael said. So we have the marker necklace and we cant look at them until the end of the day, Morrison interjected. Thats right the necklace contains a Sharpie permanent black marker. The t-shirts for the April market, worn by both of the organizers, would begin as a blank slate and end aswell, nobody knew how it would end. The vendors at the market had all day to write on the t-shirts that both Morrison and Parker wore during the market. Every month, expectation rose based on the t-shirts from the previous market, Parker said. Every market has a themed t-shirt and this one is all vendor In good companyPh.D. candidate Holly Sweat (seated, left) has been named second recipient of the SOBAC scholarship, benefitting from efforts of the former Apollo Beach-based organization active in the last decade. Save Our Bays, Air and Canals endowed a $25,000 fund at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, when it disbanded to help support students committed to environmental careers. Jayden Roberts, (seated, right), first scholarship awardee, and Dr. George Maul (standing), head of FITs Marine and Environmental Systems College of Engineering, joined Sweat last week in AB for the SOBAC announcement. Sweat, who obtained her bachelors degree from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, expects to earn her doctorate in Oceanography in May, 2015. The SOBAC endowment is expected to provide at least $1,250 annually to deserving students for many years in the future.MELODY JAmMESON PHOtT O Summer camp registration to be held May 5Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation reminds all parents that summer camp registration will be held on Saturday, May 5, at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 East Sligh Ave. in Tampa. Parking opens at 7 a.m., doors will open at 8 a.m., and registration begins at 10 a.m. Entrance and parking is at the back of the building. Required forms, a sample notarized parent consent, and information on all County camps are available online at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/summercamps. Needed Documents Registration Form one per child per camp County Check Acceptance Form Notarized Parent Consent only if you need to have another adult register a child on your behalf Birth Certificate only for children ages 5 and 6 who are registering for the first time Payment full payment must be made on registration day by check, credit card or money order Proof of Income for those requesting discounts Hillsborough County Public Schools at 813-840-7066, or More than 15 different summer day camps will be offered from June 18 Aug. 10. On registration day, May 5, parents have the summer, or they can design their own camp by mixing and matching For additional information, contact Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation at 813-635-3500. driven. So yeah, we just have fun with them but this time we decided it was their turn, Morrison added. The Sunday Southshore Market is held the last Sunday of each month. The next market will be

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20 MAY 3, 2012Gene Zvolenski of Apollo Beach has always had a hankering for a Pontiac GTO. Hes not alone. This is, after all, the first big-engine, small-body factory hot rod of the 1960s. The Goat was a muscle car before the term was invented. Genes first car was a 1964 Catalina. It was a very nice Pontiac, but he had to wait 44 years to get the one he really wanted. In 2008, he got ita superbly restored red 1965 tri-power GTO that was selected as the April cruiser of the month for the Sun City Center Roamin Oldies. The car really didnt need anything when I bought it, Gene said. The only thing Ive done is install a rally gauge package. This 1965 Pontiac GTO owned by Gene Zvolenski of Apollo Beach is the April Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies Car Club.Pontiac GTO: The Original Muscle Car Its his first collector car, and hes having a good time driving it and participating in the car show scene throughout the area. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach WinnDixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows:. ............................4 p.m., Fri., May 25 Display ads. .............................11 a.m., Fri., May 25 News Releases. ....................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692. Working dogs, such as K-9 officers, war dogs serving during military conflict, or rescue dogs who help with search and rescue efforts after natural disasters, often find themselves in life-threatening situations. But something seemingly more benign is often responsible for taking the lives of these animals heat-related illness. In working dogs, overheating can lead to dehydration, exhaustion, impaired ability to work or even death. But there are no evidencebased guidelines for preventing such heat-related issues. Now University of Florida researchers have conducted preliminary studies that may help fill that void and guide the prevention of heat-related illness in working dogs. These are real concerns, especially in the South in the summer as well as for working dogs deployed to the Middle East, said lead researcher Sheilah Robertson, Ph.D. Based on their studies, the researchers recommend that, as much as possible, dogs work for short periods in morning and evening hours when the temperature is lower, and are kept in shady, well-ventilated areas. They also recommend that dogs wear protective Kevlar vests in dangerous situations, because despite concerns, there isnt evidence that the vests contribute to overheating. In addition, specially designed cooling vests can help dogs cool down faster after strenuous work. Acquiring and maintaining working animals is expensive. Each fully trained dog represents at least a $30,000 investment and countless hours of training. The true value of working dogs, however, cant be measured in dollars, Robertson said. Although most seasoned handlers try to minimize the risks to their dogs in hot and humid conditions, recommendations are based on best guesses or those used for humans. But big differences in physiology mean there is a limit to the usefulness of such efforts. For example, whereas humans use sweating to cool the body, dogs rely more on panting.UF study looks at working dogs heatrelated illness ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Steps NEWwww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 5/5/12

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

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22 MAY 3, 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 Let us listen to our own prayers. It is we who will make them real. Deng Ming Dao 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 Janet E. GoncalvesJanet E. Goncalves, 89, resident of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, died April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Frederick and Rose (Laeng) Rettinger, and was born and raised in Norwalk, Ohio with her identical twin sister Joyce, and younger brother, Fred. After graduating from St. Pauls High School () and Sandusky Business College, she worked at Defense plants in California. In 1945 she met and wed two weeks later the love of her life Charles Goncalves, a Marine stationed in San Diego. They were married 53 years until his death in 1999. Residents of Western MA they lived in Springfield, Westfield and Feeding Hills, and wintered in Sarasota for many years before moving to Sun City Center in 1997. During their marriage they enjoyed traveling, especially with their camping friends in the Fun Addicts, and toured the country with Joyce and her husband after Charles retirement. Janet enjoyed oil painting, cooking, decorating and dancing, and was a devout member of the Prince of Peace Church. Janet is survived by her sister Joyce; daughter, Jerelyn and husband Richard Hamel of Blandford, MA; daughter, Candis Rose, also of MA; grandchildren Thomas and Justin Hamel, Genevieve Rose and Jeffrey Hugabonne, and two great grandchildren. There was a Memorial Mass on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Church, Sun City Center, FL Mary Pauline Polly NolandSun City Center, FL Memorial service for Mary Pauline Polly Noland, 90, will be, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, FL. Mrs. Noland died on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Sylacauga Health and Rehab Services in Sylacauga, AL. Mrs. Noland was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Edward Noland. She was a member of the Sun City Center Womens Club and the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert Burris Noland, wife Linda; daughter, Kathleen Noland Vought, husband David; grandsons, Robert Burris Noland II, wife Tiffany, Robert David Vought, wife Jennifer and Matthew Noland Vought, wife Leigh; greatgrandson, Robert Edward Vought; great-granddaughters, Reilly ONeal Vought, Caroline Cleary Vought and Mary Lacy Vought. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.Aaron R. Long Jr.Aaron R. Long Jr., 79, of Ruskin passed away April 25, 2012. He was born on March 17, 1933 to one of the original founding families of Ruskin, The Sweeneys. He was an excavating contractor for 50 years and a cattleman for 40. He retired in 2005 to grow orchids and his garden. Aaron was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila. He is survived by his wife, Cora (Betty); 4 daughters, Donna, Ashley (David), Nicki and Patti; 2 sisters, Irene Springer, South Carolina and Joyce (Ken) Davis, Ruskin; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and multiple nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to All Childrens Cancer Fund in memory of Sheila K. Long. A celebration of memories will be held from 3-6 p.m. May 5, 2012 at Longs Angus Ranch, McGrady Rd. Balm. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13Congregations to attend annual One-Day ConferenceThe Sun City, Ruskin and Riverview congregations of Jehovahs Witnesses will attend a special assembly day for 2012. It will be held Sunday, May 6 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Plant City. The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break of an hour at noon. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken and the public is invited. A special feature of the program will be the ordination of new ministers. Among the many others, there will be 5 ministers from the Sun City congregation who will be ordained. This ceremony will be conducted by Sun City minister, Clayton Peace, a minister since his ordination August 6, 1949.Saint Anne welcomes new deaconSaint Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, recently celebrated the ordination of long-time parishioner Justin Paskert as a Transitional Deacon of the Catholic Church. Deacon Paskert was ordained on April 21 at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He celebrated his first Mass as Deacon in his home parish of Saint Anne on Sunday, April 22. One additional year of preparation is necessary before he will be ordained a priest for the diocese of St. Petersburg in June of 2013. Justin Paskert was born and raised in Ruskin, Florida. He is the youngest of four boys. A graduate of East Bay High School in 1999, Justin had been working as a plumber in the family business. He also briefly attended Hillsborough Community College. At the age of eighteen Justin became a Hillsborough County volunteer firefighter and was later promoted to the rank of driver engineer. Justin also assisted in the Fire Explorer program. In his spare time he likes to horseback ride. He is an active member of Saint Annes Parish. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John Vianney College Seminary in May 2008 and went on to Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. Having completed his pastoral year assignment, Justin now enters into third theology as he continues his studies The Paskert family from left to right Brian,Chris Jr., Sherri, Justin, Chris Sr., and Clint.Israels Independence day celebration plannedTrinity Baptist Church has set aside Sunday, May 20 to recognize Israels 64th Anniversary of Independence and the Jewish people for their tremendous contribution to society and the foundation of their faith and church. A service will be held to honor those Jewish people who reside in the Sun City Center area. Without the Jewish people, we would not have the Holy Scriptures, the historical record, or the foundation of the church itself. Trinity Baptist holds a Thank God For Israel Day to build bridges between the local Jewish community and the local church. God has said, in Genesis 12, there is a blessing that comes from those who bless the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Baptists believe that and wish to honor the sacrifices and contributions of those who have given so much to our civilization and faith. There will be a traditional Jewish style luncheon served after the program. For more information and to sign up for the lunch, contact Trinity Baptist Church at 634-4228, or Jim Shumway at 633-8581.Christian Womens Connection to meetChristian Womens Connection will present the May Luncheon and Program at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, with guest speaker Senator Rhonda Storms. Senator Storms has been supportive of Sun City Centers activities and organizations. Inspirational speaker Jill Jackson will tell her story, finding true love a recipe for a happy life. Menu, lido chicken salad, beverage and dessert. Alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, May 7.

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MAY 3, 2012 23 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 PlazaNew Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM 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. Congregation of Beth Shaloms Mitzvah day a great successOn Sunday, April 22, as the promised rain did not materialize with the exception of a slight drizzle for a very short time, about 110 enthusiastic members of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon gathered to do good deeds for the community. Board member in charge of social action Phyllis Newman and her team served a breakfast at the temple, followed by volunteers going along to their chosen assignments which ranged from walking with dogs to get money for Greyhound Rescue, singing at Emeritus Assisted Living Facility, pantry stocking at Hillsborough County Foster Family Association, playing Bingo at the Delaney Creek lodge, playing games with the children at A Kids Place, participating in the Blood Drive, making scarves for the homeless, and participating in Earth Day activities by sprucing up the outside of the Temple.Chairperson Phyllis Newman, Sheila Fishman, Gerald Pliner, Jerilyn Dimant, Murray Dimant, David Richter, Dale Teitelbaum, Anita Hoffman, Judy Jacobson at breakfast. Movie night plannedNorthside Baptist Church will offer a free special showing of the movie, Courageous at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at 1301 US Hwy. 41 N, Ruskin. Enjoy this exciting film that focuses on building families that last. For more information, call the church office at 645-1121.Unitarian Universalists announce eventsThursday, May 3 Unitarian Universalists of Sun City Center present The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker Ways of Knowing: Science vs. Religion. There are at least 14 differences between Religion and Science when it comes to answering the question, How do we know? Dr. Tucker will outline these differences, with biblical and scientific examples, as he leads a tour of epistemology. The meeting begins 7 p.m. at the Beth Israel Jewish Congregation Synagogue Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East for coffee and conversation. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Bill Danek one of the founding members of Sun City Center U.U. Fellowship, leads in Flower Communion. This traditional celebration of the beauty of Fellowship as exemplified by the bouquet they create together with each others flowers and thoughts. Everyone bring a flower. This will also be the occasion to welcome new members and formally install the Fellowships newly elected officers. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.St. John Divine installs new officersThe Women of St. John Divine Episcopal Church had installation of new officers April 12 plus a decision was reached on the Spring Outreach distribution. They had a wonderful lunch and were entertained by a special performance of the Sun City Center Mens Chorus directed by Chuck Wirick. Ice cream sundaes followed.Officers from left to right: Judi Stacey, Cher Cerebe, outgoing copresidents; incoming Vice President Mary Ann Jackson, incoming Secretary-Phemie Webb, incoming co-presidents Charlene Wirick and Jackie Winder, incoming treasurer-Cher Cerebe. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more!www.ObserverNews.netSeeds from the SowerSamuel Morse, an American painter, went to Europe to study art. As soon as he settled down, he realized that it would be months before a letter from his mother would reach him. In his distress he wrote her, Three thousand miles arent passed over in an instant. Then he asked, Why must this be? Immediately he began experimenting with long distance communication. With Gods help, he invented the telegraph and Morse code. It was the love that he had for his mother that led him to action. It was Gods love for us that led Him to send His Son to redeem us. And it is our love for Him that leads us to communicate with Him. When we truly love God, we communicate with Him constantly through our prayers. The more we love Him, the more we communicate with Him and seek His guidance in our lives. For more stories like this visit www.SowerMinistries.orgWho shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35,38-39

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24 MAY 3, 2012 Our state has the nations only resident population of manatees or so-called sea cows. The state is very concerned about protecting the animals. Manatees graze on vegetation and are often in shallow water. When you see small circles in the water, you probably have a manatee cruising near you. You find many manatees around the water flow from the electric plant in Apollo Beach. We have lost many manatees throughout the years. Some by freaks of nature and others by man. It seems that many of the deaths have been attributed to boaters. Florida has a Manatee Protection Act, that says, It is unlawful for any person at any time, any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass or disturb a manatee. I once wrote about the shellcracker fish which is in the upper fresh waters of our rivers. It is often called the red ear fish, it is a member of the sunfish family. This fishs name is derived from the fact that he cracks snails and other shellfish before he eats them. This fish could be compared to the bluegill. They are both a good pan fish. It is the channel catfish that is a prize tablefare. In Florida there are four types of catfish: the channel, the speckled, white and yellow. The channel cat is the most sought after by both commercial and recreational anglers. We have more saltwater shoreline than any state in the Union, and because of this our freshwater fishing is overlooked. It is often reported that you can It is unlawful to harass manateesgo any direction in Florida and find a spot to go freshwater fishing. Dont forget that you can stay at home and not roam all the way south to catch freshwater largemouth bass. In the upper waters of our rivers, there are bass galore this time of the year. If you do fish our upper fresh water rivers, a freshwater license is required by law. Although the pompano is a small fish, weighing a pound or more, it is sought after by most all anglers. This fish is found along inlets, and lagoons around our bay waters. Many of them are still out there waiting to be caught. If you are rigged with light tackle, this fish proves to be a challenge. It flips its wide flat body against the current to make the boating more difficult. It is known to house excellent food value. Redfish is a all-year resident, but a restricted fish with only one per day per person of not less than 18 in. or more than 27 in. This fish is found at roots of mangroves, often tailing in grassy flats as it searches for food. I have heard Fish Tales this week about barracuda jumping into some boats. This fish is the Tiger of the Sea. Believe it or not a barracuda is considered great tablefare. Dont fish alone, have enough gas to get home. Remember 1/3 gas to go out, 1/3 to go home and 1/3 for emergency. Many anglers have stayed at home and fished from the shoreline with great catches of whiting, trout, flounder and sheepshead. All good tablefare. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek FISH TALES Young Anglers Inshore Fishing Tournament plannedFrom 7 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at Hubbards Marina, Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach youngsters will fish for prizes. The cost will be $15 for 5 years old and under or $25 for age 6-15 years old. There will be three divisions and 4-5 categories for prizes. Registration: by mail, in person or on-line. For more information call Hubbards Marina, (727) 393-1947 or visit www. hubbardsmarina.com. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111The Captains Dinner for the SouthShore Professional Fishing Tournament will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at The Resort and Club at Little Harbor 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin. Cost of the event is $50 per person, $75 per couple or $300 for a table of 8. The honorary event chair is BOCC Comm. Sandra Murman. The program MC is Mr. Steve Overton. There is a silent auction with items and door prizes provided by: Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center; Dinosaur World; At Home Auto Care; American Victory Ship and Mariners Memorial; Bok Tower Gardens; Ayersworth Bait and Tackle; Harley-Davidson/Buell of Brandon; Tampa Dermatology; Sweetbay Supermarket, Ruskin; Ruskin Eye Clinic; The Florida Orchestra; Mid-State Plastics; Bellas Italian Cafe, Poppis Place, Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning, Hungry Howies, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Publix, Costco, Sams Club, the Tampa Bay Rays, Edwin Watts, Freedom Plaza, Bealls, Little Harbor, Hangovers Boutique, and many more . Money raised during this event goes to support charities serving the children of SouthShore: Camp Cristina, The Rotary Club of SouthShore, and the Rural Social Service Partnership Tournament information can be found at www.southshoreprofish. com Deadline for reservations Saturday May 5, 2012 call 813417-0978 to reserve your seats.Fishing for support in the SouthShore Boating safety course offeredThe Brandon U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will host a oneday boating safety program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at its building in J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S. Kings Ave. Seating is limited and preregistration is recommended, but walkins are welcome. For information and or to make reservations call 813644 2894 or visit www.cgaux74.org.

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One of a family of 10, who lost his father when he was three years old, Jays record includes work on his Eagle Scout designation with Boy Scouts of America, Howgill told the assembly, and service as a tutor for his peers when, at the age of 12, he began high school and needed a means of fitting in with older students. Among the other scholarship winners were three from western states. Matthew David Thompson, a graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School in Encinitas, California, who also lost his father at an early age, is aiming for a career in film production. He already has a completed a film he produced with $3,500 he raised for the project to tell a father and son story, Howgill added. And, Madilynn Marie Timm, being graduated from Okanogan High School, Okanogan, Washington, plans a career in engineering. She has her eye on an internship at Boeing Aircraft, one of her home states leading manufacturers. Katrina Anne Bennett from Leonardtown, Maryland, expects to use her scholarship funds at Colgate University where she begins training to become a neurologist while Ayana M. Crawford from Lexington, S.C., is aiming for degrees in music and psychology and Tyler G. Elrod, Fort Bragg, N.C., is off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeking advanced degrees in history and philosophy in order to teach on the college level. Melissa Hardman from Mundelein, Illinois, will be working toward a degree in linguistics, Kaitlyn McCombs of Bessemer, Alabama, plans to become an equine veterinarian, and Renee Marie Pritchard, Huntsville, Texas, is going to teach mathematics after she completes her college education. Another film maker, Bailie Hale Richards, is from Lawrence, Kansas, where she also has produced an award-winning short film and is off to the University of Kansas to continue her studies, while Kaitlin E. Young from Zanesville, Ohio, is planning to become qualified in speech pathology in order to provide services to special needs patients. The MFST, supported by donations, was founded in 1991 by Col. Luke Lloyd, (U.S. Army ret.) with less than $250 in seed Military Trust Scholarships%  money. Today, the trust with assets in the seven figures bracket funnels financial assistance in multiple directions to aid and support military families. It is overseen on a day-to-day basis by CEO and President Don Schings, a former U.S. Marine and a Sun City Center resident. The trusts 2012 scholarship recipients were chosen from among 46 applicants, based on academic and public service oriented backgrounds. Their awards range from $2,000 provided in $500 increments over four years to $12,000, or $3.000 per year for four years. 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