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www.ObserverNews.netMay 10, 2012 Volume 56 Number 16 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS Great local deals on thoughtful gift ideas for Mothers Day. See pages 12-13 Say goodbye to a friend in this weeks heartfelt Observations by Mitch Traphagen story on page 6 New networking group for home business operators takes form. Read Melody Jamesons report on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Caring for fading memoriesBy Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As the enormous population bubble known as the Baby Boom enters its autumnal years, memories will begin to fade in great numbers. Dementia is one of the worlds fastest growing diseases in 2011, an estimated 24 million people suffered from it worldwide. By 2040, during the last years of the Baby Boom, that number is expected to leap to 84 million people. It is a disease that few people want to talk about but before long, there may be no choice. Caring for people with Alzheimers and other diseases with dementia will simply be a problem too big to ignore. Sun Towers in Sun City Center has chosen not to ignore it. On April 26, Eileen Poiley, Educational Coordinator at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimers Institute, began training Sun Towers staff members on issues involved in working with people with dementia. On May 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Sun Towers will hold an open house for the new memory care unit that will soon open at the assisted living facility. Our goal is to have the most cutting edge memory care available in Sun City which is why we have teamed up with USF, said Debbie Caneen of Sun Towers. Memory care is more than simply warehousing old people who may appear to be losing their minds. The staff learned how to understand their patients better, and even learned about emerging methods for prepopulation, elderly victims of dementia are arguably among the most vulnerable. Glorias long hair is mostly gray but shines blonde in the light like it must have been at one time. She smiles and says hello or words dont come out like she thinks she is saying them, but the look in her eyes says hello. That is enough. Gloria has no idea what day or year it is. She probably has no idea where she even is but frequently, she wants out. Not because its a horrible place on the contrary, the memory care unit in which she lives is a beautiful place and the staff is caring and attentive. Every possible effort has been taken to avoid the appearance of a hospital or nursing home. Every possible effort has been made to make it into a home. But the doors are locked from the outside. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOKids are kept busy playing kickball at the Ruskin Recreation Center. On the field with them are Kevin Clethen, pitching, and volunteer Robin Prince who has worked for both county parks and the county prison system. The recreation center is one of the places in South County that will have summer programs for children between the ages of 5 and 15.see Kids Summer camps page 21 see Proposed overlay page 7 see Fading Memories page 3 Summer camps for kids are filling up fast! By Penny FletcherSOUTH COUNTYStudents looking forward to summer vacation June 8 have wide options for how they spend their time, although just about everything comes with a price. The most economical bang for your buck may be the countys parks system but spots in those areas are filling up fast after a huge registration Saturday May 5. indoor and outdoor activities, sports, games and learning about fitness, animals and nature. South Countys chief specialty camp is the E.G. Simmons Fishing Camp, held at the park, 2401 19th Avenue N.W., Ruskin. It will offer boys and girls from 9 to 15 canoeing, camping, fishing and swimming and end the season with a deep sea fishing trip. For example, for the first time, Gardenville and Ruskin recreation centers are offering both traditional day camps and specialty nature camps this year for children from 5-15, said regional recreation supervisor Dave Ramirez. Daily and weekly activities in the traditional program will include field trips, arts and crafts, educational programs, RIVERVIEW As professional planners strive for balance with a show business light land use overlay here, the opposing forces theyre trying to accommodate point to discriminatory profiling and stacking the deck. In fact, few of either the amusement business operators or the affected area homeowners involved are taken with a proposal by The Planning Commission to amend Hillsboroughs Comprehensive Plan with a new category allowing limited amusement show business uses in Tropical Acres and to create supporting land use code as a means of dealing with an unsettled rezoning petition. And, with very firmly stated convictions, they made it clear in a recent standingroom-only community meeting at the Riverview Civic Center, hosted by the planning commission. As a result, a couple of public hearings have been postponed and a series of Light use show business overlay proposed for Tropical Acres Her memories are a patchwork quilt of reality and hallucination Residents from Gibsonton to Tropical Acres filled the Riverview Civic Center to capacity on April 23 and expressed strong opinions when The Planning Commission hosted an informational session on the proposed TA show business light overlay, trying to balance the interests of different factions. MeloELODyY JAmeMESonON photoPHOTO By Melody Jameson

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2 MAY 10, 2012 Treatment Options for Back PainPresented by Dr. Larry Fishman, NeurosurgeonMany Americans suer daily with back pain. Learn what the causes are and what you can do to treat back pain.June 6th, 12:00 1:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 1210 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573 (Next to South Bay Hospital) F r ee lunc h 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. D i ne wi t h the Doctor 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. Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. On that day, they received a new commercial-sized washer and dryer for their emergency shelter for women and children as the result of Girl Scout Troop 894s Bronze Award project. The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout (grades 4-5) can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. The twelve 5th grade girls from the Fish Hawk area who comprise Troop 894 started working on their project last year. As part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, they completed a journey in which they learned how to discover their interests and talents, connect with the community for a common cause, and take action to make the world a better place. This year, they decided that they wanted to help displaced children. They heard about The Mary & Martha House in Ruskin, whose mission is to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and support serv ices to homeless and/ or abused women and their children so they will gain employment and transition successfully into permanent housing. The troop visited the emergency shelter in January to learn more about their program and services, and to find out what they needed. Historically, the agency has relied upon donations of used furniture and appliances to furnish the shelter. With the downturn in the economy, many more families headed by single mothers find themselves homeless and in need of services. In 2009, the organization served 96 women and children. In 2010, it provided housing and services to 121 women and children, which represents an increase of 27 percent over the prior year. Of those 121 served, 63 percent were children under the age of 13. The increase in client population and turnover at the emergency shelter has significantly accelerated the amount of wear and tear on the already aging washer and dryer. While visiting the shelter, the girls shot a fundraising video explaining their Bronze Award project and the mission, services and need of Mary & Martha House. Troop parents took the video to organizations and contacts in the community, which resulted in 2 major donors stepping forward. Paul Schaller of Rent King of Tampa volunteered to provide the washer and dryer at his cost. Then, Rich Strehl, Executive Director of the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, arranged funding for them. I have personally toured this facility before and was blown away at what they are achieving with these women and children. When I heard they needed help, I immediately went to our trustees for support. The Brandon Foundation is very honored to contribute to this wonderful cause, said Strehl. With this community support and the partnership with the Agency, the troop was able to complete their Bronze Award project. The girls examined the underlying root cause of the issue, developed a sustainable project plan, and will measure the impact of their project on their community, the target audience and themselves. The girls learned a lot about themselves and how to do a major community service project. And they really had fun with the video, said Mary Helenius, Troop 894 Co-Leader. This type of project really helps us as frontline volunteers to fulfill the Girl Scout mission: to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, see www.gswcf.org. For the Mary and Martha House, see www.marymarthahouse.org. The donor websites are www.brandonfoundation. com and www.myrentking.com.A lucky day for Mary & Martha House and Girl Scout troop Troop 894 displaying the fruit of their hard work.

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MAY 10, 2012 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U,\026\015,\026\015\012,,\015 /U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 3 Fading memories Gloria isn’t a prisoner; she is a victim of a disease that has wreaked havoc on her mind. Her memories are a patchwork quilt of reality and hallucination. The doors are locked for her safety because the outside world isn’t accommodat ing for those who struggle with diseases of the mind. She can walk out through the locked doors at anytime in the company of her family, friends or a staff member. Just past the doors and down the hall is a hair salon and her beautiful hair suggests she is a regular customer. For the most part, however, it is up to her family to determine how often she can leave. Sometimes she doesn’t want to leave and other times she sneaks over to try the door by herself, not even noticing the electronic keypad on the wall. The residents of this out-of-state continued from page 1 PHPRU\\000FDUH\003XQLW\003DUH\003GHQLWHO\\000 not prisoners, nor are they seen as such by the staff. Seeing Gloria try WR\003QG\003D\003ZD\\000RXW\003LV\003QR\003GRXEW\003KHDUW breaking for them. Being cursed at and accused of anything and everything from the dementiafueled paranoia PXVW\003FHUWDLQO\\000EH\003GLIFXOW\021\003%XW\003 they don’t take it personally. Gloria and her fellow residents aren’t trying to escape their care so much DV\003WKH\\000DUH\003WU\\000LQJ\003WR\003QG\003D\003ZD\\000RXW\003 of the prison that Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases have built in their minds. No matter what has happened to her memories, Gloria knows what life used to be. She hopes in vain that it is just outside of the locked door. It takes a special person to care for those with fading, patchwork quilt memories. USF’s Poiley faced those who would soon become those special people at Sun Towers. She explained to them how to communicate and how to appreciate that the patients’ reality may be far different from the reality of the staff member, but it is their reality nonetheless. She covered assumptions and behaviors, including minor things such as the time of day. “An Alzheimer’s patient will have absolutely no concept of time,” she said. That matters because day after day, staff members will have to remind the residents that it is time to get dressed or to have lunch. Residents may be able to recall an event from 1975 with crystal clarity but they won’t remember what time dinner is served. Even the most minor things can have a big impact. Poiley talked DERXW\003WKH\003KXJH\003GLIFXOWLHV\003HQ countered after one facility simply changed the style of doorknobs used on the residents’ rooms. Such a simple change, so easily taken for granted, can cause confusion and even fear from those suffering from dementia. And through it all, there can be no frustration on the part of the staff because, as Poiley went on to say, “If they can’t store the memory, you can’t expect them to retrieve the memory.” And then there is the matter of family. For the resident of a memory care unit, the staff sees them most and it is the staff that is left to deal with the fallout of family visits at times. No matter how well intentioned they are, family members are sometimes misinformed about the disease that has claimed their parent or relative. Sometimes there is simply sadness from the resident when a family visit ends. In the end, though, it is the staff that will be there to help make things right again — as right as possible, at least. Poiley discussed everything from reminding residents of staff member names and offering reminders of where they are to being constantly vigilant of the environment around them. Those suffering from dementia will often assume the emotions of the environment around them. Thus, a television playing in the background or a distraught visitor both carry risks of which the staff must be continually cognizant. She talked about hallucinations, paranoia and even aggression on the part of the future residents. The staff has to be prepared for it all, and all the while to handle it with a gentle and understanding heart. The next day, Gloria is trying to turn the doorknob that leads into a utility closet; perhaps the life she once knew is in there. It isn’t, of course, but that life is still in her eyes and the care she receives still shows in her glimmering hair. She has the now, and that is important. She is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s mother. She deserves the best even if she doesn’t understand it all. She turns, smiles, and says hello — or something — and then walks down the hall. Farther down the same hallway, an elderly couple walks hand in hand towards their room. More likely, it is the room for one and the other is just a visitor. But in that moment, Gloria smiled, and that couple was hand in hand. In that moment, there was happiness. Those are the moments where memories are made. In a memory care unit, such as the one that will soon open at Sun Towers, memories are still being made and then made again because they may quickly fade. It is a place that allows for such things; it’s a place where moments matter. It is a place where Gloria still smiles. For more information about the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, visit alz.health.usf.edu. Sean Nelson of Sun Towers introduces Eileen Poiley of USF’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute for a staff training session in Sun City Center. Dementia is a problem that few want to talk about but is growing too large to ignore. Sun Towers in Sun City Center will open a Memory Care Unit in the coming weeks to care for people with dementia — and for their fading memories. HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 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X 5 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights May 10-16East Bay WatchThe Girls Flag Football team defeated Newsome 25-6 and won its 4th district title in 5 years. The Indians avenged last years 7-0 defeat by Newsome in the championship game. Quarterback Stephanie Williams completed 69% of her passes, 29/42, for 271 yards and two TDs. She also ran for a TD. Nicole Lock caught 10 passes for 148 yards and a TD and Jada Lester also caught a TD pass. Defensively, it was a team effort allowing only one Newsome TD. Lock had 4 interceptions, a team single-game record, while Tyler McFarlane and Madeline Hornacek each had one INT. East Bay is the only team out of 27 in the county to play in every district championship game (six) with four titles and 2 runner-ups. Only East Bay and Plant City have four district titles in the county. The Indians finished the season 12-3, it's best finish ever! For more information visit www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com. District Champions Again! Teen Night: Game Zone For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will have a fun morning creating an art project to take home with our art instructor. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652 Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will have a fun afternoon creating an art project to take home. Join our art instructor for this popular art class. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Toddler Time For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 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. Teen/Adult Drawing Join art instructor Minnette Webster and learn the technique of pointillism (drawing with dots). You will work on an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273.3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Teen 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.Your Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, contact Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or www.southshorefriends.com.Joint installation completedRiverview Detachment #1226 of the Marine Corps League and the Riverview Unit of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary held a joint installation of officers on April 29 at the Alafia American Legion Post home. The installing officer for the Detachment was National Commandant Vic Vlotaggio. The Department Commandant Bill Backes and many of his staff were present for the ceremony. The installing officer for the Auxiliary was Department President Pat Skelding who attended, along with many of her staff. Forty plus East Bay High School theatre students will step back into the 50s at 7 p.m. May 17-19 in the highly acclaimed musical West Side Story. This story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Adult tickets for the play can be purchased at East Bay's Kathryn Hill Auditorium located at 7710 ELIOT W. SHOFFNEREliot W. Shoffner, son of Lynn Hall of Riverview and Wayne Shoffner, of Orlando, was recently selected as Distinguished Military Graduate from the Basic Electricians Mate Course. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the operation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems. During the course at Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, students receive instruction in electrical theory and operating principles of the batteries, generators, motors and transformers used aboard ships and at shore installations. The Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes exemplary performance in military orderliness, appearance, respect for authority and leadership in your peer group, in addition to your outstanding academic record. Shoffner is a 2008 graduate of Riverview Senior High School of Riverview and joined the Navy in May 2011. Snap your fingers to the music in West Side StoryBig Bend Rd., Gibsonton for $6. Student tickets are $4. Both tickets include dessert and coffee at intermission. Seats can be reserved over the phone by calling (813) 671-5134 ext. 271 or make a reservation and pay for the tickets at the door. Tickets will also be available at the door. Groups of 10 or more that make an advanced reservation will receive the student price for the entire group.

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6 MAY 10, 2012 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSObservations: Losing a friendMaybe its just futility. Ive spent the past few weeks searching for and ing, but I never really understood the parameters of what I was asking and looking for. For the millennia, philosophers and guys in bars have been searching for the meaning of life. Is the question What is the meaning of life? wrong because it assumes there is some meaning to begin with? What if there isnt a meaning? What if life is all just an exercise in futility? I came home from being with my Mom on her birthday in Minnesota Sadie, is dying of cancer. She may still be here by the time you read these words. She may still be here next week but probably not next up north, but I thought I was coming home with some answers. I was wrong. If I could put my hand on Sadie and take the cancer out of her body and put it into mine, I sometimes think I would. At least I can understand cancer to the extent that anyone can. I worry that Sadie doesnt know what is happening to her. I know there are people out there who will think that is ridiculous, some may even think it blasphemous, but Ive known Sadie for nine years and I know whats in her heart and in her soul. She is more human than some people Ive met. She is true, honest and sincere in a way that most people strive to be their entire lives. She doesnt have to strive; its just her nature. On absorbing the bad news, I realized that my life is out of balance. There are concerns at work, concerns about the future, and concerns about an aging parent and now my friend will soon die and will be increasingly uncomfortable until that happens. Where are the moments of jubilation? I see Sadie and I take joy in the fact that she took her pain pill hidden in a chunk of cheese (she usually just spits it out, somehow knowing Ive hidden a pill in there). Hell, I am still able to respond to natures call and that nature is still calling at all. Yes, that means Im happy when she goes out to pee. That means stuff is still working. Im happy that she still waits for me by the door and that she still wags her tail. Those are my moments of jubilation and they are very real, good moments, too from a dark void. My moments of jubilation come when I can tell that Sadie has fallen asleep next to me while I stroke her head. I read somewhere that it is impossible to feel pain and pleasure at the same time so in stroking her head, Im hoping to do what I can to keep her pain at bay. I dont care if its not true; it cant hurt. At some point soon, a veterinarian will come to our home and Sadie will leave with her, and leave me with memories. If I had known nine years ago that this would happen, what would I have done differently? Nothing, except to ask for x-rays of her abdomen. Thats not a normal part of a pet physical and, until just recently, she had no symptoms of the cancer that is now ravaging her. Sadie is a very smart girl and Im convinced that she understands almost every word I say. I wouldnt give up a single moment of the past nine years because of the pain Im feeling now. She bounded up the street on a September afternoon; a puppy happy to have found a human companion in Erin, a 10-year-old neighbor girl. She wore a dirty collar that was too tight around her neck and was missing a lot of fur and where it was missing there were dozens of bug bites and scratches. Erin could not keep her so we took her to a 24hour emergency vet clinic in Brandon and then she came home with us for a much-needed bath in the front yard. On the way home, she decided the back seat of the car was a pretty good place to live in comparison to the mangroves in which she had been living we had to coax her out. After her bath, we made up a little bed for her in the garage. A favorite photo of mine is of Sadie, tucked in to her chin surrounded by dog toys. She looks content and it was probperhaps in her whole life, that she felt safe. She had decided that the garage was a pretty good place to live, so the vet that she posed no danger health-wise to our cat and dog, we had to really coax her to come inside the house. She gingerly crawled up on a love seat, all the while watching us to make sure that it was OK. She held a lot of disbelief in those days. Now that I think about it, it was more like astonishment. years-old when Sadie came into the house. He had lots of trouble get-By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSFor nine years, Sadie has been my friend. With her gentle heart and soul, she is more human than some people Ive met. Im about to lose her. ting around but he was a happy dog and still wanted to play with the new puppy. Sadie seemed to grasp immediately that he was struggling was gentle and would always let him win. She was only six months old but she immediately became a returned home from the Ruskin Animal Hospital and just dropped to the house, very carefully crawled up to us and gently licked our faces. Watching Sadie struggle to breathe is heartbreaking, but seeing her whole rear-end wiggle when I come home, or feeling her let out a big sigh when I stroke her head as she falls asleep, Im now seeing that life isnt merely an exercise in futility. Sadies life has mattered greatly to me there was nothing futile about it. Im just lucky she found me on that day in September nine years ago. I usually wake up in the morning in the hopes that something good will happen that day. My expectaSadie on her first night with us back in 2003. I wonder if it was ever felt safe. I know that I am a lucky guy because she found me.tions arent high; I am just hoping for something positive. Now I wake up hoping that nothing bad will happen. Sadie is such a good girl. She is my friend. Nothing bad will happen to her today and hopefully not tomor row. But when the time does come, Michelle and I will stroke her head and tell her we love her. And then Ill hope that someday Im worthy of seeing her again.By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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College Ave. oity Cente U.S. 1 Celebrate Mothers Day with us!Mothers Day Specials including: Seafood LasagnaLemon Chicken Picata Lamb Shank Osso Bucco Enjoy our Homemade Sangria, Wine & Beer differently-structured community meetings soon could be scheduled. The situation dates back to 2008 when an RSB residential show business rezoning was sought by representatives of the Arnold family which operates Arnold Amusements and owns several parcels in Tropical Acres. The RSB designation, allowing various activities related to show business functions on residential property, long has existed in Gibsonton, and in other communities. The 2008 rezoning petition ultimately was rejected. However, those acceptable show business functions performed in residential areas of Gibsonton were not legal on the Arnold parcels in TA or on some 30 other sites in the 40year-old mobile home development. And, in 2011, efforts to establish the RSB zoning classification was renewed, this time on 39 scattered TA parcels. Opposition formed in the surrounding and much newer residential subdivisions such as Shadow Run, Summer Springs, Creek view and Moss Landings. The newcomers, some of them heavily invested in their site-built homes during the housing boom, objected to legitimizing what they considered to be unsightly storage of heavy amusement industry equipment and temporary substandard housing for itinerant carnival workers on neighboring acreage. They complained about crime in TA and whispered about potential harassment. Late last year, the planners made separate tours of the area with both proponents and opponents. Subsequently, they produced the proposed lighter use show business overlay for TA, reserving the heavy use overlay for Gibsonton, in comp plan amendment form, along with prospective code language that is supposed to enforce amendment provisions. Show business overlay light in TA would permit limited storage of amusement industry equipment on a residential site and provide for screening to minimize impacts on surrounding properties, but exclude the more intense uses such as equipment repair and accessory dwelling units allowed in Gibsonton and consistent with its approved community plan. The objective is a balance, said Melissa Zornitta, professional planner and group leader on The Planning Commission staff. And, the approach taken by the commission staff planners succeeds in limiting the show business uses to the two areas, TA and Gibsonton, she added. So far, however, its missing the mark from the show business operators perspective, indicated Lee Stephens, a traveling amusement industry concessionaire, Showmans Association leader and past president of Concerned Citizens of Gibsonton. The showmen want to retain the option of seeking the RSB zoning designation on property anywhere in the county; to have the same options and same freedoms available to every other citizen, rather than be fenced in, in two specific locales, he asserted. In Shadow Run, an upscale residential development which borders the northeast edge of TA, the same degree of resistance is being expressed, but for different reasons. Stan Klos, former contractor who puts the dollar investment in his familys home there in the high six figures, said the TA overlay would mean that the 1,000-plus parcels in the development all could be zoned RSB, effectively making the entire community into amusement truck, trailer, van, RV, ride and concession equipment storage central. Larry Habeck, active Showmans Association member and another amusement operator whose Riverview headquarters north of TA was zoned RSB more than 30 years ago, suggests that the proposed overlay light serves mostly to dilute RSB, watering down the uses allowed under RSB there. Its troublesome, he said, that theres not going to be much left in RSB in terms of uses important to amusement business operators. Activist Terry Flott, president of the advocacy group United Citizens Action Network (UCAN), takes issue with the entire overlay concept in connection with TA. While numerous overlays have been established for various purposes around the county Sun City Center as a retirement enclave, for example, is covered with an agerestriction overlay the TA proposal is getting the cart before the horse, Flott noted. Trying to create a comp plan amendment and adding the code language amounts to making policy and rule in advance of a coming rezoning petition in order to ensure the rezoning is consistent with the countys comp plan and land use code when it is heard. Planning Commission staff, though, respond on that point by asserting Policy decisions about generally where these unique land uses should be located need to be made prior to such rezoning moving forward. Flott counters that, in fairness, rezoning requests should stand or fall on their own merits. Stacking the deck in favor of the rezoning clearly is not fair, she added. And, these are not the only concerns being voiced by the various factions. Stephens emphasized the numerous charitable events and activities that the Showmans Association conducts and underwrites each year which directly benefit the South County the annual circus, the new museum, Christmas gifts for children, and more. In addition, theres the property and sales taxes the 2,000 or so showmen who call South Hillsborough home pay regularly, he said. Yet, Stephens asserted, the showmen ask for very little from their government even as their industry is being choked with regulations and restrictions, fees and forms. The amusement business often is a family business, both in terms of its entertainments and products as well as in terms of its operators, he added, but showmen also are the victims of a profiling that is undeserved. Klos raised the issue of enforcing the show business overlay code at a time when the countys code enforcement department is underfunded and short staffed. The department cannot keep up with current demands, he said, asking rhetorically how it would maintain compliance with the new overlay light restrictions if hundreds of TA properties were designated RSB as allowed under the proposed amendment and code when owners successfully petition for the rezoning. 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X 8 MAY 10, 2012Apollo Beach Elementarys students of the monthApollo Beach Elementarys students of the month for April are: Esteban Alfaro-Martinez, Skylar Anderson, Jaden Boyd, Koen Byrnes, Jaycie Collier, Kayla Combs, Brennan Cyhaniuk, Nick Davis, Jeremy Dickens, Xavier Gonzalez, Henry Hanlon, Isabella Hellman, Samuel Hernandez, Jackson Hospodor, Korrey Howdy shell, Sawyer Irwin, Hunter Lefevre, Maya Martinez, Landon Mathews, Katie Matson, Sydni McLin, Courtney Meckley, Jean Ortega-Solano, Diego Ramirez, Jimmy Rose, Isabella Salvador, Hailey Simmons, Katrina Tuberosa, Kaitlyn Tyler, Riley Violette, Frank Watson, Brianna Weaver, and Jason Yarmuth. Patrol: Deuce Waller. Corr Elementarys Terrific Kids receive certificates for doing what's rightThe following Terrific Kids, shown above and below, were recognized for Doing Whats Right: Pre-K Chiara Torson, Tristen Nguyen, Olga Benitez, Lesley Molina, Jiovanni Herrera; Kindergarten Brianna Hudgins, Angelise Rosello, Bailey Risner, Juan Garcia-Carrillo, Shane Shepard, Makayla Vinson, Noah Speller, Angela Perry, Allison Green; 1st Grade Lexy Palmer, Laylah Posey, Emily Benoit, Joselin Machado, Ryder Piersanti, Anthony Gonzalez, Makenzie Bowie, Ayanna Fawlk, Makaila Bowie; 2nd Grade Charles Scott, Mia Laboy, Matthew Galeano, Faythe Thorton, Benson Jean-Francois, Isael Inturriaga; 3rd Grade Olivia Dejesus, Leonardo Gamboa, Kaitlyn Skinner, Elijah Watts, Torria Clark, Jorge Torres, Keiasia Gordon; 4th Grade Diego Torres, Tyler Hindman, Griffen Hummel, Michelle Hand, Adrian Santiago; 5th Grade Eugene Plasir, Derrick Martin, Logan Ferman, Brad Moisa, Alexis Bradley, and Nathan Brown. 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 10 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, May 11 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shot from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, May 16 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 10 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Color Guard Flag Raising/Opening Ceremony at Boca Ciega at 11 a.m. Poker Run Ruskin VFW Post 6287. Open Juke Box from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mothers Day Drink Special. Monday, May 14 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 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 16 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 Eagles Set Their 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. Local college goes internationalNational Science Foundation (NSF) Center of excellence in advanced technological education at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon is taking a delegation of eight students, five faculty members and two administrators from Floridas community and state colleges on a 21-day international technician training program to Spain. The three-week program, from May 12 to June 2 is poised to provide outstanding technical and cultural learning experience. Students enrolled in the engineering technology A.S. degree program, as well as faculty members at Hillsborough Community College, Polk State College, State College of Florida, and Brevard Community College will participate in a structured technical education and training experience at IEFPS Usurbil GLBHIa technical college in the Basque region of Spain. For more information about the Iberian Partnership for Technical Excellence, call Dr. Marilyn Barger at (813) 259-6578 or email barger@fl-ate.org. You can also get more information about the trip/initiative on FLATEs blog at http://flate-mif.blogspot.com, and visit www.madeinflorida.or/engineering-technology-degree.

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X 10 7 10 Tennessee/Florida connectionTennessee resident Barry Profitt couldn't wait to share this photo of his prize catch with his mom, Nan Kirk, a sales rep here at The Observer News. Barry said, This is the largest bass I ever caught. We took pictures and measurements so I could get a replica made and then released the fish. Barrys bass was caught on April 21, 2012 in Kentucky Lake in the New Johnsonville area in Tennessee. It weighed in at 10-3/4 pounds and was 25.5 long. Barry and his team won first place for their total weight of just over 24 pounds and also won for Big fish. Winnings for this tournament totaled out at $2,264. Congratulations to this Tennessee boy and his Florida mom.Prekindergarten is voluntaryHillsborough County Public Schools provides voluntary prekindergarten Summer VPK, a free educational program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2012. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between Sept. 2, 2006 and Sept. 1, 2007; must be a resident of Florida; and may not have participated in a VPK Program. The program dates are from June 18-Aug. 8 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (813) 272-4840. Student cooks to compete in Recipe ChallengeHillsborough County Public Schools students and Student Nutrition Services compete in Cook It Up! K-12 Student Recipe Challenge through Friday, May 18. All Hillsborough County Public School students are encouraged to show off their cooking skills and submit a healthy dessert recipe they dont feel guilty about eating! Participants must submit a healthy and creative dessert recipe, along with a short essay explaining what makes their recipe nutritious and why its important to establish healthful eating habits. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose one winner in each category of Elementary, Middle, and High School. The purpose of the contest is to connect with students and promote the importance of establishing healthy eating habits. Entries can be submitted instantly on the SNS website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/sns. All entries are due by Friday, May 18. Winners will be notified by May 31. Prizes include: park (family of 4) Show (aired on the radio) to discuss their recipe and the importance of developing healthy eating habits For more information, call Stephen P. Hegarty or Linda E. Cobbe, Office of Communication, at (813) 272-4060 or (813) 272-4602. 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 Join the ScoutsAlexander Ventura, Troop 675 of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is the first member of the Troop to earn the rank of Tenderfoot. The award was presented on April 30 by Troop Committee with Alexanders mother, Yolanda, looking on. Other members of the Troop and members of Cub Scout Pack 675 were present for the award ceremony. Troop 675 and Cub Scout Pack 675 meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church. the Cub Scouts, and boys 11-18 are For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. Laureate Zeta Pi chooses Scholarship recipientLaureate Zeta Pi would like to 2011-2012 scholarship recepient. High School with plans on going to Hillsborough Community College to take classes in the Medical field, majoring in Nursing. As a student, Justin volunteered his time at the Ruskin Animal shelter as well as participating in various activities at school: wrestling, football (JV and Varsity), and debate club. future career is helping people feel better, love the idea of learning about new medicines and procedures for helping to saves lives. As a local sorority they are proud to fund his expenses as he pursues his career.Diners coupon booklet availableThe Sun City Center Kiwanis Club is offering their 2012/2013 sale at the Kiosk in the Atrium Community Association. Kiwanis members will be there from 9 a.m to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during May, 2012. Tickets will also be available from SCC Chamber of Commerce. This year they have ten excellent restaurants offering discounts. $10 and save up to $50. ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant May all who enter as guests, leave as friends. Open Mothers Day, noon till 7 p.m.Treat Mom to a delicious meal... Well do the Cooking!Entrees start at $10.95includes salad & bread (Every Mother receives a ower)Call ahead for Reservations 813-634-7521 Every Day FREEComplimentary Glass of Wine Daily SpecialsMon-Sunday Beginning June 3rdWell be open every Sunday from noon-7 p.m. AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635 $4550AC Check*GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 10% OffLabor charges for AC Repairs

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MAY 10, 2012 11 To schedule your FREE hearing screening, call 813-658-5076 or visit www.beltone.com Bene ts of he aring a ids vary by type a nd degree of h earin g loss, n oise e nviron ment, a ccuracy of hearing evaluat ion and pr oper t. Belto ne Hea ring Care Centers ar e i nde pende ntly owned and operate d. Participation ma y va ry. Beltone 2012.FRE E IN-OFFICE T RIALAward-Winning Beltone True(Offer Includes Free Hearing Screening)Expires 5/31/2012 SPECIAL FINANCING12 Months Same-As-CashInquire for details. Limited time only.www.beltone.com During May, receive a FREE hearing test, plus a FREE gift.A shoulder to lean on, a heart lled with love, arms made for hugging and ears to listen. Moms do so much for so many. This Mothers Day, let Beltone do something for you. Should you need hearing help, Beltones advanced hearing technology delivers beautiful sound when youre on the phone, watching TV, at restaurants, or outdoors. And, Beltone hearing aids are so tiny, no one will know youre wearing them. Be there for loved ones againvisit a If youre missing words or having trouble hearing when its noisy, Beltone will check your hearing at no charge. May is for Moms at Be lt one!104 Pebble Beach Blvd. South(across from Walgreens)Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 658-5076Reservation Code: 120509

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12 13 $10$10 The Perfect PieceQuality Used Furniture & Accessories Stop by...youll be pleasantly surprised! WE BUY & SELL Present this ad for$10 Offany purchase of $50 or more! Model Home & Consigned Furniture & Accessories Apollo Beach Shopping CenterNext to Westshore Pizza645-9200CASH & CREDIT CARDS Accepted10 a.m. 4 p.m.Extreme Discounts on all Remaining Stock 813-634-7899 4845 Sun City Center Blvd. (corner of SCC Blvd. & Hwy. 301) GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE www.boggsjewelry.com FREE Jewelry Cleaning and Inspection (While you wait)BOGGSJewelrySince 1923Family Owned & Operated Large selection of Howard Miller Clocks AND Rhythm Animated Clocks Inspector on Antique and for Insurance Purposes Annettes Beauty Salonwishes all mothers a Very Happy Mothers Day and thanks to all of our customers for their loyalty and support! of our customers for their loyalty and We specialize in: 634-5422 671-9535Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Men, Women, Childrenin the Village PlazaSuite #106Corner of Hwy. 301 and S.R. 674 SUN CITY CENTER FREE Hair & Color Consultation with Annette AVAILABLE South Bay Gold Buyers www.southbaygoldbuyers.com WE BUY GOLD, STERLING SILVER, STERLING FLATWARE, JEWELRY (broken or unbroken) GIFT CARDS Proverbs 22:9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Through June South Bay Gold Buyers is donating 5% of its prots to RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview. Anyone who makes donations or sells gold, silver, etc. will be automatically entered in the diamond ring giveaway. Proceeds go to RVR Horse Rescue. This is a wonderful organization. Please take a look at their hard work and dedication in caring for neglected and abused horses www.rvrhorserescue.com 813-645-1723 (Next to Amscot) Stop by to enter our DIAMOND RING GIVEAWAY $9999$6999BRAKE SERVICEPer axle. Replace pads or shoes, turn rotors, top uids, test drive.ALIGNMENTIncludes tire rotation and tire 813-645-4632 Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N FREEGALLON OF COOLANT with radiator replacement.Expires 5/31/12$1999 $9999OIL CHANGEUp to 5 quarts OilTRANSMISSION FLUSH Exp. 5/31/12WHOLESALE PRICESSee store for details on size and price. 634-5422 634-5422 671-9535 671-9535 Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shell Point Rd. SR 674 Expires 5/31/12 Up to 5 quarts Oil We Buy & Sell Gold & Silver & Coins Wide Variety of Gold & Silver Coins For Investing Mon. Fri. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and by appt.www.coinsandgold.net abccoin@live.com Indulge in the Riches of Gold & Silver!Perfect Gift forMothers Day! All SalesFINALAll purchased merchandise must be removed from store. FINAL CLOSEOUTEverything Must Go! (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) Indulge in the 3808 Sun City Center Blvd.(former Danny Boys location) Sun City Center TO GO ORDERS: (813) 633-3344Hours: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Jack Daniels Ribeye 12 oz. ........ $14.99 Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon .... $15.99 Chicken in Love ......................... $9.99 Prime Rib 10 oz. ...................... $13.99 Turkey & Dressing ................... $11.99 Florentine Fish Filet ................ $11.99 Shrimp & Scallop Alfredo ........ $13.99 Leg of Lamb ............................. $13.99 More Chef Specials on boardBREAKFAST ALL DAY Jack Daniels Ribeye 12 oz. $14.99 Closed on Memorial Day

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MAY 10, 2012 15 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 5/31/12$99 $ 99with rebateSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39 SUN CITY CENTER A quilt artist and a health coach, a childrens book distributor and a skin care consultant, a fashion jewelry specialist and an insurance sales whiz what could they possibly have in common? In a word, they all are entrepreneurial. They are enterprising men and women whose markets may be global or national or regional, but they do business from home offices in South Hillsborough County. And, they are among the estimated one in every five working Americans creating their own profitable employment. An even dozen of them got together Monday morning in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce meeting room here to explore the possibility of creating a support group focused solely on the potentials for accomplishment and issues requiring resolution peculiar to the home office-based entrepreneur. After about 90 minutes of sharing the range of expertise and spectrum of problems they represent, they emphatically agreed it should be a go. They also learned that their motivations for tackling the entrepreneurial life are as varied as their products and services. The personalized childrens book distributor takes satisfaction from promoting literacy, another who assists with booking travel accommodations wants to work for himself after years in the corporate world, yet another aims to replace boredom with something enjoyable. And one mature wife sent the group into gales of laughter as she likened her enterprising efforts to an unplanned pregnancy when she took a spontaneous stab at marketing her husbands clever inventions. The group was pulled together initially by Dr. Warren Langer, pastor of United Methodist Church in SCC when he is not counseling as an independent health coach, and DeeLores Everett, who describes herself as an independent beauty consultant Enriching Womens Lives with Mary Kay Cosmetics. So what is the biggest problem confronted by the enterprising small business operator, often a single individual serving as Chief of Every Operation in a corner of SCC Church, chamber initiate networking group for home business operators Equipped with plenty of business cards, a dozen local entrepreneurs assembled this week at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce to discuss formation of a support group focused on the enterprising home-based business operator. The group agreed to meet on the first and third Monday mornings of each month.MELODY JAMESON PHOTOhome Langer asked the group before supplying the answer: visibility. And, he quickly followed up, what is the most important product each member sells, regardless of what the business card says? Yourself chorused the group in response. If you dont come across as knowledgeable and passionate about your products or services, you are not going to be able experience the highest level of success possible, he affirmed. And, it begins with developing self confidence, he added. To emphasize the point, Langer related a personal anecdote. As a youngster, he said, he had a severe speech impediment. Given the condition, it was generally assumed whatever lifes work he chose would not involve public speaking. Whats more, he was a shy child, he noted. Yet, that shy youngster with an obvious speech impairment became a minister and counselor, delivering sermons, leading church administrations, guiding parishioners, and many have no inkling of his early years. Members of the group distributed their business cards and, as their first exercise, decided to investigate the websites of their new colleagues before the next session. In addition, they agreed one of their activities would be inviting from time to time speakers to provide information especially useful to home business operators. The yet-unnamed core group with differing passions but common complaints and shared needs is to meet at 10 AM on the first and third Mondays of each month at the chamber. No charge is involved. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonChampions For Children starts new auxiliaryChampions for Children (formerly Child Abuse Council) is kicking off its new auxiliary group with a Martinis & More event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The current auxiliary committee wants this event to be an opportunity to increase membership within the auxiliary, as well as inform the community about Champions for Children, its mission and the valuable programs they offer. Anyone that is interested in attending this event and learning more about the auxiliary is welcomed. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Complimentary hors doeuvres will be provided for all guests. If you would like to RSVP for this event, please contact Jessica DuChene at (813) 6734646 or jduchene@cfctb.org. The Child Abuse Council is now Champions for Children. This new name better reflects who they are, what their agency does and the programs/resources they provide. Since 1977, this agency has worked to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through prevention and family education programs. They envision a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence. For more information on the Champions for Children, visit their website at www.championsforchildrentampabay.org. Dr. Warren Langer speaking during the group meeting.

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Women, get healthyCurves of Ruskin will give a free 30-day membership to any nonmember who visits the club during regular operating hours throughout National Womens Health Week, May 13-19. The theme for the 13th annual National Womens Health Week is Its Your Time. National Womens Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases: preventive screenings. managing stress. belt or bicycle helmet. For more information about Curves of Ruskin, located at 761 Cortaro Drive, National Curves Day and the Curves one million free 30-day memberships offer, contact a Curves of Ruskin staff member at (813) 633-9771 or curvesscc@verizon.net. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com. 10 16 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Missing?We offer technologically advanced lens implants for cataract surgery patients, including Crystalens, ReSTOR and Toric which can improve vision near, far and in between!Call 813-633-3065 for a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Davis to nd out which lens implant is right for YOU!Ask us how Lifestyle Lens Implants are helping many people enjoy clearer vision.Dont let cataracts hinder your lifestyle.Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist, Lasik and Cataract SurgeonYourEyeDoctors.com What are youMissing? web-based tool called My Family tory.hhs.gov) that can help you put one together. questions: Make a written list of the top three or four issues you want to discuss with your doctor. Since most appointments last between 10 and 15 minutes, this can help you stay on track and ensure you address your most pressing concerns first. If youre in for a diagnostic visit, you should prepare a detailed description of your symptoms. During Your Appointment The best advice when you meet with your doctor is to speak up. Dont wait to be asked. Be direct, honest and as specific as possible when recounting your symptoms or expressing your concerns. Many patients are reluctant or embarrassed to talk about their symptoms, which makes the doctors job a lot harder to do. Its also a good idea to bring along a family member or friend to your appoint ment. They can help you ask questions, listen to what the doctor is telling you and give you support. or ask the doctor if you can record the session for later review. If you dont understand what the doctor is telling you, ask him or her to explain it in simple terms so you of time and dont get your questions answered, ask if you can follow up by phone or email, make another appointment, or seek help from the doctors nurse. Savvy tip: The National Institute vides great information including a variety of questions to ask that can help you be a more informed patient. To get a free copy mailed to you, call 800-222-2225 or visit www.nia.nih.gov. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column educat ing patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients especially seniors that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Thanks for your help. Patient Educator Youre right. Studies have shown that patients who help their doctors by providing important health information and preparing them selves for appointments tend to get better care than patients who dont. Here are some simple things we can all do to help maximize our next visit to the doctor. Before Your Appointment tion and getting organized before your appointment are the key steps to ensuring a productive meeting with your doctor. This is especially important if youre seeing multiple doctors or are meeting with a new physician for the first time. Specifically, you need to: the doctor youre seeing has copies of your latest X-ray, MRI or any other test or lab results, including reports from other doctors that youve seen. In most cases, youll need to do the leg work yourself which may only require a phone call to your previous doctor asking them to send it, or you may need to go pick it up and take it yourself. List your medications: Make a list of all the medications youre taking (prescription drugs, overthe-counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements) along with the dosages and take it just gather up all your pill bottles and put them in a bag and bring them with you. doctor also needs to know about any previous hospitalizations, as well as any current or past medi cal problems, even if they are not the reason you are going to the ter too, so having your familys health history can be helpful. The By Jim Miller How to Make the Most of Your Doctors Visit THE SAVVY SENIOR C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.BOBBIBobbi is a unique-looking Corgi mix. She wandered into a strangers yard looking for food. Four days later, she gave birth to four beautiful puppies. Bobbi is silly and sweet. She has a bright personality and is quite curious. She has been a good mommy to her pups but will soon be ready to start a new life of her own. As part of her adoption, Bobbi will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. Est. DOB: April 2, 2010 CHICOChico is an very friendly boy who is partially black with a lot of white who would like to find a forever home. We believe he is the brother of bro, Chico is a very sweet dispositioned cat. Wouldnt it be great if some loving person would take home this band of brothers? Chico has been neutered and is up-to-date on his shots and as part of his adoption will be microchipped. Take the time to visit Chico and take him to his forever

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18 MAY 10, 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 Telephone: Website: 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 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 9/30/12 Robert Thomas Rocky CarverRobert Thomas Rocky Carver, 57, of Riverview passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Born in Tampa, Rocky was a life-long resident. He was a member of Sun City Center Christian Center, F.R.G.A. and Hoot N Holler Hunting Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was a renowned Treasure Trader. In 1983, Rocky established Carvers Land Clearing. Built from the ground up, Rocky strived to make his business the success it has been for the last 29 years. Demolition (his passion), along with land clearing, was the work he loved. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Susan; son, Chad Carver; daughters, Nikki (Kevin) Tomberlin and Ashlee Carver; parents, Robert and Dorothy Carver; sisters, Sandy Boyd and Lynn (Anthony) Tubbs; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Also surviving are his many nephews and nieces and many, many friends. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Sun City Center Christian Center. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to service time at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL. 33637. Area Obituaries Leon A. JetteLeon A Jette, 78, of Sun City Center, died peacefully on May 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, their three children and six grandchildren. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, a former Grand Knight, a Teamster from local 25 in Boston and a 14 year member of the National Guard of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister and his granddaughter Megan.Sunday of 1,000 Roses revealedThe month of May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God/Mary Queen of Heaven. This year Saint Anne Catholic Church Ruskin is starting a new Annual Mothers Day tradition to honor (or memorialize) those special women in your lives, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, nieces or friends. One thousand roses will be placed around the altar and for a donation to help offset the cost, your loved one will be remembered. A list of those honored or memorialized by these donations will be included in the church bulletin after Mothers Day. Anyone wishing to partici pate will find the brochure in the Narthex or at the parish office during normal office hours. The members of Saint Anne Parish hope to grow this new tradition each year and increase the number of roses each year. This special display will begin at the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday, May 12 through Sunday, May 27.UMC expands their visionAs the United Methodist Church grows toward 1,000 in weekly attendance, the Administrative Team seeks vision for the future. The Life Enrichment Center, a 16,000 square feet building serving the needs of the congregation and the community, is under construction; ministry programs are growing and SKY, a community VBS is now open for enrollment. Leading the AET are Rod Peterson, Pastor Warren Langer, Tony Petree, Linda Whitt, Bob Stoughton, Vicki Breaugh, Marlene Bodden, Mike Whitt, Stormy Hodel, Doris Graham, Judy Vallely, Jim Sumner, Don Quast, Terry Webster, and Joan Barringer. Greater things are happening every day at the United Methodist Church of SCC. The AET team of the United Methodist Church.Local charity receives checkThe Mission Board of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue visited The Mary and Martha House in Ruskin to present a check for $1700 to Housing Service Manager, Jean Gaylord. The group toured the emergency shelter where women and their children who are homeless or victims of abuse can stay. They are given the opportunity to stay in the shelter for a short period of time and then they move on to other housing. Fortunately, the families can move to The Mary and Martha Transitional Housing where they are given help with education and job training in order to become self-sufficient and gain the ability to afford housing and support themselves and their children.From left to right: Alice Tolley; Gina Saxton; Mary Houston; Housing Service Manager of Mary and Martha House, Jean Gaylord; Mission Board Chair, Beverly Bassett; Beverly Majewski; Audrey Vietzke;and Paula Lickfeldt.

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MAY 10, 2012 19 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................. 9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .......................................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Reading Room ......................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. ............................. Sanctuary (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................ Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ...................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. ................. Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........ Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center 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. Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy New Beginnings Fellowship to hold revival Barbara Johnston of Stuart, FL will be hosting a Revival at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at New Beginnings Fellowship. The church is located at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. Johnston has enjoyed a career in teaching and also has been involved with many community and civic organizations. Bring a friend and be blessed as she brings a special message. There will also be a singles meeting this month at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. For more information, call Rev. Lewis Brady, D.D. at 654-1018.Verizon Foundation AwardThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla offers congratula tions and a special thank you to Larry Piechoski, their Information Technology Manager, who works for Verizon. The Verizon Foundation supports all Verizon employees who volunteer for a non-profit organiza tion. He recently received their Verizon Foundation Award for giving over 100 hours this year to assist in the churchs operation. This award includes a monetary award that Piechoski has given to the church to support the hearing impaired. Left to right: Moderator Anne Ginevan, Larry Piechoski, and Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans. PHOTO BY HAZEL MARTINMoms to be honored at The United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will honor all women who love children at the 9:15 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. services on Mothers Day, May 13. The special tribute will feature J.A.M., the childrens performance choir, with an interpretive dance performed by Amanda Jordan with her daughters, Julia and Isabelle. This performance is led by the Theater/ Arts component of Kidz Klub, a weekly Wednesday gathering for the children of South Hillsborough County. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. Its movie timeFriday Nights at the Movies at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will continue through the summer. The next movie at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 will be The Ultimate Gift. As usual, the doors of Creason Hall will open at 6 p.m. with the smell of popcorn, coffee and cookies.South Shore United offers knowledge to youthThe South Shore United Methodist Church on Big Bend Road will deliver four presenta tions from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying), Learning to Fail Forward to Success, Developing a Positive Self-Image and Developing Strong Personal Character will be presented. They are developed and taught by John C. Maxwell, a motivational speaker.Sweet celebrationsSpring has sprung, and summer is well on the way. Its that time to plan vacations and summer events, but when you are relaxing in your lounge chair in the back yard, think ahead to the Fall season and all that it brings. It may seem very early to think about autumn holidays, but Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center wants to remind you about their Rosh Hashanah Gift Package that was so successful last year. Each gift pack contains an 8-oz. jar of kosher honey, with a signed gift card included. It is $10 each with proceeds going to Sisterhood. What a sweet way to celebrate with family and friends. To place an order, call Rochelle Lafer at (813) 938-3824 or mail request to 2247 Oakley Green Dr., Sun City Center, 33573. The deadline for orders is Wednesday, July 25, so that the honey arrives in time for the holiday.Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3Seeds from the SowerA balloon salesman took a white one, filled it and let it go. He took a black one, filled it and released it. Then he floated a red balloon. A little Korean looked at the balloons and asked, Could you fly a yellow balloon? Yes, son, he answered. Its not the color of the balloon. Its whats inside that counts. Whats inside of you, or who is inside of you determines whether youll overcome or be overcome. The Bible says, You have overcome; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. For more Seeds from the Sower visit the TheSower.com Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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16 19 20 Martha Olson is Queen for a Day Martha Olson of Sun City Center recently celebrated her 93rd birthday at Bethune Park in Wimauma where she also marked her 8th year as a mentor for deserving children as part of the Hope Funds after-school and summer programs at the Park. As a mentor she looks forward to providing a nurturing environment for a child one hour per week. She wants to go on mentoring as long as she can and helps her student with homework and other projects and encourages her child to have self-esteem and become a good citizen of tomorrow. As an artist herself, Martha especially enjoys working with a child who is interested in art. Art has interested Martha since she was a child growing up in Cincinnati, OH. She worked as an illustrator during WWII, and she was employed by the Gibson Greeting Card Company for many years. She has done artwork for the Hope Fund flyer and the Hope Fund website, www.the-hope-fund.org. Check out the Funds website and you will see wonderful, colorful drawings of children and balloons by Martha, along with other information about the Hope Funds programs. Call Carla Miles at (813) 634-4268 if you too would like to make a difference in a childs life by tutoring, mentoring, or reading to the children, or by making a tax-deductible contribution. Daniel Lafayette Strunk was a senior at Ruskin Christian School and lived a rewarding 19 years, before his life was cut short in a car accident in April of 2008. On Saturday, May 26 a car wash will be held at the Sherwin Williams Paint Store located on the corner of U.S. 41 and 7th Ave. NW in Ruskin, to raise money for the Daniel Big D Strunk Scholarship Fund at Ruskin Christian School. Daniel filled his time on earth with meaningful moments, while making hundreds of friends along the way. He was affectionately known by his closest friends as Big Da name he gained not because of his big stature, but because of his big heart. He laughed often, and loved his family much. Memory of Daniel Big D Strunk lives onHe became a Christian when he was 16, and his primary goal was to become more like Jesus Christ. Big D made some of his favorite memories at his church and Christian school. There, he was outspoken and popular. Most people would describe him as a country boy at heart, because of his love for trucks and country music. Daniel was awarded the privilege of attending Ruskin Christian School through a scholarship he was offered from the church. Its because of that scholarship he was provided with the opportunity for academic achievement, spiritual growth and social development, which all led him to becoming the Christian man he was. So, as a tribute to his memory the Daniel Big D Strunk Scholarship Fund was created, and is used to help give another local youth the privilege and opportunities Daniel had that helped to change his path in life. Daniels life motto can be found in 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. Everyone is encouraged to support his family and friends to raise money for the scholarship fund, from 10 a.m. to ? on Saturday, May 26 at Sherwin Williams Paint Store, located at the corner of U.S. 41 and 7th Ave. NW in Ruskin. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf Dinner (starting May 9)Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, May 11 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, May 12 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, May 18 7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns Saturday, May 19 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, May 25 7-11 p.m. Double Barrel Saturday, May 26 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, will attend a picnic at the Al Lopez Park in Tampa at noon on Saturday, May 12. Four other Hillsborough County senior single clubs have also been invited. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share. Beverages South Shore Senior Singles announces May activitieswill be provided. Carpooling is available, and reservations must be called in to Mary Jo at (813) 3837535, or Patti at (813) 634-7171. Reservations and cancellations are required for all events. There will be a dinner/dance paddleboat StarLite cruise in St. Petersburg from 7 to 10 p.m., with boarding at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 19. Reservations are due now. Carpooling will be from Sun City Center. The Senior Singles are back at the Alpha House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, with Thor Stevens entertaining. Bowling and dining at Ruby Tuesdays has been cancelled for Sunday, May 27. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all in the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun.

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MAY 10, 2012 21The real good news is that even after hundreds attended the registration held at All Childrens Life Center in Tampa May 5, there are still many spaces open for kids in South County. Gardenville Recreation Center in Gibsonton has 110 spaces still open. Ruskin has 127; Brandon has 35 spaces left for the first session and many for later sessions, while the nature camps at E.G., Simmons Park still had 40 spaces left as of May 7, said Robin Robbins, who is in charge of the registration count. Another special opportunity will be held at the Bakas Equestrian Center, 11510 Whisper Lake Trail in Tampa. Children 5 to 17 can learn to ride and care for horses and enjoy other activities such as swimming as well. These programs cost from $76 a week for traditional parks day camps to $250 a week at the Bakas center, but there are income-based discounts available. To find out more about these county programs, download registration forms for slots still open or check on costs, visit http:// www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ summercamps. Other special opportunities are open to those willing to drive to Brandon or Tampa, including a robotics camp that was held last year at the South Shore campus of Hillsborough Community College. According to Brian England, lifelong learning coordinator for HCCs outreach programs, this year that camp will be held at several locations (not South Shore) including Brandon. More can be found out about these by calling England at (813) 259-6528 or emailing him at bengland@ hccfl.edu. Kids College at HCC is a summer program for girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 12, England said. Its goal is to develop and expand students interests, stimulate creativity and provide life skills for success in a unique learning opportunity while having fun. The HCC camps will be held Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesday, July Fourth, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between June 11 and July 30. Meanwhile, if cultural studies intrigue you, there are special photography programs at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive. Information about these programs is available by calling (813) 2212222 or emailing info@fmopa. org. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts offers children and youth an opportunity to explore life through the lens of a camera, said spokeswoman Joyce Zezola. The museums childrens outreach program, Literacy through Photography, is dedicated to the value that childrens education through photography is important and can influence them in a positive way. We feel it is necessary that every child has access to creative outlets and also believe that these creative outlets can enhance their character, develop their academic and sensory skills and offer them a greater potential to succeed. The museum has some programs that are sponsored so that costs do not keep low-income children from attending. The Florida Aquarium also has a summer camp for kids interested in marine life. Check out AquaCamps for grades Pre-K-8 and a special SCUBA Camp for children ages 12-15. AquaTots, 3and 4-yearolds, have two aquarium summer camp sessions per week with a parent or guardian, and AquaKids have three half-day sessions of aquarium summer camp on their own. Both age groups play games, make crafts, study animals and visit Explore a Shore, the aquariums outdoor water fun zone. Children who have completed grades K-3 may participate in full-day week-long programs that include science explorations, aquarium tours, arts and crafts, a live animal encounter, splash time at Explore a Shore and a field trip. For those children who have completed grades 4-8, camps are full-day week-long travel camps focusing on marine science adventures. Travel groups are split into two age groups; fourth and fifth graders and sixth to eighth graders. Some of the summer activities include kayaking, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, cave diving and more. Each AquaCamp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has free morning care before, beginning at 7:30 and after care until 5:30 p.m. For information about these camps, call (813) 273-4015 or visit http:// www.flaquarium.org/educationcamps/camps/aquacamps.aspx. Some other ideas for out-ofschool children include: A Tampa Bay Performing Arts program at Ruth Eckerd Hall. (727) 712-2706. Explore Acting with the American Stage. (727) 823-1600, Ext. 201. Performing arts classes at the David Straz arts center (813) 2221002. Summer weight loss and fitness camps designed for kids. (866) 364-0808. Weekly skating camps at both the Tampa Bay Skating Academy and the Clearwater Ice Arena call (727) 723-7785. Or just skate at Ellenton Ice & Sports Arena (941) 723-3663. Boys and girls ages 6-18 can develop hockey skills and learn power skating at the Tampa Bay Lightning Summer Hockey Camp, starting July 9 at the Brandon Ice Forum for 5 days starting at 8:30 a.m. To find out more or to register, visit http://lightning.nhl. com/club/page.htm?id=77476. Many private businesses, including the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club, all three local martial arts studios and several dance schools are also offering summer camps that focus on very specific interests and/or training. In South County, theres certainly no shortage of things to do. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Kids Summer campscontinued from page 1 Dave Ramirez, recreation program supervisor, and helper Marlin Alfonso from the county parks department, sign up children for the Fishing Camps to be held at E.G. Simmons Park on 19th Avenue in Ruskin. There will be four two-week camps between June 18 and Aug. 10. The sign-up event for the parks programs was held May 5 at All Childrens Life Center in Tampa. 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-denomination al, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813260-3692.

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6 DECEMBER 22, 2011 7 RUSKIN SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights May 10-16Word: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available at branch opening. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, learn about the culture and history of Taiko Japanese drumming. This high energy, interactive musical event will feature a live drumming demonstration and step-by-step instruction in Taiko drumming technique. The audience will be given an opportunity to play the taiko drums in a group drumming session. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Publisher: Formatting Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. 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. Elder Law Seminar This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jongg Club Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!Your Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, contact Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or www.southshorefriends.com. HOLIDAY DEADLINESIn observance of Memorial Day, The Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads ............................................. Display ads ............................................... News Releases .....................................

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MAY 10, 2012 23 Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink Countertop 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks The classics will come to Dog House once more before summerThe popular Cool Car Cruise In at the Dog House and More on Shell Point Road is drawing to a close for summer the Saturday, June 2 Cruise In will be the last until October. Since last fall dozens of classic and performance cars have been on display during the monthly event at the Ruskin outdoor eatery. Above, Dog House and More owners Lisa Csiki and Scott Curtis pose next to a 1941 Willys, a Studebaker and a Corvette during Cruise In on May 5. The Willys is owned by Jim Newberry. Also pictured is a 1957 Chevy Bel Aire owned by and gleaming hubcap of a classic Mercury owned by Helen Ferrante. The June 2 Cruise In will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dog House at 204 W. Shell Point Road.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS information from department files be considered in evaluating the overlay. Code issues of the past in TA well might multiply under the proposed overlay, he has indicated. And Klos hit on a factor that concerns Flott as well who, exactly, defines vague or ambiguous terms. Klos questioned whether the words light and heavy as they apply to show business uses in TA and Gibsonton would be fully enough defined to prevent abuses. Flott scoffed at use of the word etc in the code or amendment language, indicating it could become a loophole inviting abuses. After the contentious community meeting in Riverview on April 23, there was another sign of common ground, too, even if from differing perspectives. Klos, a new member of the Shadow Run HOA board, said without equivocation Were not concerned about the show business folks who live in TA now. We do not have negative feelings toward the show business folks there now. If only the original 39 parcels were zoned RSB, there would be no problem, he added. And, for his part in a separate interview, Stephens declared we should just give the 39 properties the freedom of a non-conforming use and be done with it. After all, he added, what we want most is to be left alone. Habeck echoed the sentiment, saying all we want to do is live here and be good neighbors. In another development, Zornitta said this week that public hearings originally slated for May and June would be postponed, probably until November or December, and possibly into early 2013. The delay, she noted, would allow all interested parties to consider the draft proposals and allow for return of the show business operators from their summer and fall carnival and festival circuits through northern states. In the meantime, the planner added, a series of individual community meetings with each the factions may be scheduled in late summer or early fall. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Stan Klos a Shadow Run resident voicing his concerns.The Rotary Club of Brandon and Brandon Crossroads Bowl have teamed together for the First Annual Spring Fundraiser Bowl in One from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on June 2 at 609 Crater Lane, Tampa 813-621-6323. Randy Kizer and Renato Martinez co-chairs stated this is a unique bowling event that will be featured as a golfing tournament where each lane represents 1 hole on a golf course and scoring will be the same as a golf stroke. Contestants will bowl in 18 different lanes and will receive a scoring handicap. Top teams will receive Awards. Entry fee is $40 per person, includes food, soft drinks and bowling equipment. For Sponsorship information call Mary Boor at 813-484-6886. To reserve your spot call Jake Mathers at 813-313-6366.Bowl in One Proposed overlaycontinued from page 7

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24 MAY 10, 2012 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) Its time for a party! Join Sun Towers as we celebrate the opening of our new Memory Care Suites. Our newest addition in care for your loved one will begin to accept residents the last week of May. The Private Suites will be staffed by caring professionals trained by Educational Coordinator Eileen Poiley from the USF Byrd Alzheimers Institute. Valet parking available at entrance Enjoy libations, door prizes and enter a drawing to win a at screen TV!

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDMAy Y 10, 2012SRnt Celebrating Cinco de Mayo... a day earlyNearly 300 children, almost all of Mexican descent, celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day early at the Bethel Child Development Center in Wimauma on Friday. The event included a parade with 67 preschoolers from Bethel, plus 235 children from the next door charter school, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association Wimauma Academy. Both Many of the children are from farmworker families. Parents were encouraged to dress their children in traditional Mexican clothing and the children made hats and other clothing by hand. In addition to the parade, the day included face painting, story time and games. This year marked the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a day celebrated to mark the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men defeated 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. For more information about RCMA, visit www.rcma.org.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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www.ObserverNews.netMay 10, 2012 Volume 56 Number 16 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS Great local deals on thoughtful gift ideas for Mothers Day. See pages 12-13 Say goodbye to a friend in this weeks heartfelt Observations by Mitch Traphagen story on page 6 New networking group for home business operators takes form. Read Melody Jamesons report on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Caring for fading memoriesBy Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER As the enormous population bubble known as the Baby Boom enters its autumnal years, memories will begin to fade in great numbers. Dementia is one of the worlds fastest growing diseases in 2011, an estimated 24 million people suffered from it worldwide. By 2040, during the last years of the Baby Boom, that number is expected to leap to 84 million people. It is a disease that few people want to talk about but before long, there may be no choice. Caring for people with Alzheimers and other diseases with dementia will simply be a problem too big to ignore. Sun Towers in Sun City Center has chosen not to ignore it. On April 26, Eileen Poiley, Educational Coordinator at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimers Institute, began training Sun Towers staff members on issues involved in working with people with dementia. On May 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Sun Towers will hold an open house for the new memory care unit that will soon open at the assisted living facility. Our goal is to have the most cutting edge memory care available in Sun City which is why we have teamed up with USF, said Debbie Caneen of Sun Towers. Memory care is more than simply warehousing old people who may appear to be losing their minds. The staff learned how to understand their patients better, and even learned about emerging methods for prepopulation, elderly victims of dementia are arguably among the most vulnerable. Glorias long hair is mostly gray but shines blonde in the light like it must have been at one time. She smiles and says hello or words dont come out like she thinks she is saying them, but the look in her eyes says hello. That is enough. Gloria has no idea what day or year it is. She probably has no idea where she even is but frequently, she wants out. Not because its a horrible place on the contrary, the memory care unit in which she lives is a beautiful place and the staff is caring and attentive. Every possible effort has been taken to avoid the appearance of a hospital or nursing home. Every possible effort has been made to make it into a home. But the doors are locked from the outside. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOKids are kept busy playing kickball at the Ruskin Recreation Center. On the field with them are Kevin Clethen, pitching, and volunteer Robin Prince who has worked for both county parks and the county prison system. The recreation center is one of the places in South County that will have summer programs for children between the ages of 5 and 15.see Kids Summer camps page 21 see Proposed overlay page 7 see Fading Memories page 3 Summer camps for kids are filling up fast! By Penny FletcherSOUTH COUNTYStudents looking forward to summer vacation June 8 have wide options for how they spend their time, although just about everything comes with a price. The most economical bang for your buck may be the countys parks system but spots in those areas are filling up fast after a huge registration Saturday May 5. indoor and outdoor activities, sports, games and learning about fitness, animals and nature. South Countys chief specialty camp is the E.G. Simmons Fishing Camp, held at the park, 2401 19th Avenue N.W., Ruskin. It will offer boys and girls from 9 to 15 canoeing, camping, fishing and swimming and end the season with a deep sea fishing trip. For example, for the first time, Gardenville and Ruskin recreation centers are offering both traditional day camps and specialty nature camps this year for children from 5-15, said regional recreation supervisor Dave Ramirez. Daily and weekly activities in the traditional program will include field trips, arts and crafts, educational programs, RIVERVIEW As professional planners strive for balance with a show business light land use overlay here, the opposing forces theyre trying to accommodate point to discriminatory profiling and stacking the deck. In fact, few of either the amusement business operators or the affected area homeowners involved are taken with a proposal by The Planning Commission to amend Hillsboroughs Comprehensive Plan with a new category allowing limited amusement show business uses in Tropical Acres and to create supporting land use code as a means of dealing with an unsettled rezoning petition. And, with very firmly stated convictions, they made it clear in a recent standingroom-only community meeting at the Riverview Civic Center, hosted by the planning commission. As a result, a couple of public hearings have been postponed and a series of Light use show business overlay proposed for Tropical Acres Her memories are a patchwork quilt of reality and hallucination Residents from Gibsonton to Tropical Acres filled the Riverview Civic Center to capacity on April 23 and expressed strong opinions when The Planning Commission hosted an informational session on the proposed TA show business light overlay, trying to balance the interests of different factions. MeloELODyY JAmeMESonON photoPHOTO By Melody Jameson

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2 MAY 10, 2012 Treatment Options for Back PainPresented by Dr. Larry Fishman, NeurosurgeonMany Americans suer daily with back pain. Learn what the causes are and what you can do to treat back pain.June 6th, 12:00 1:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 1210 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573 (Next to South Bay Hospital) Fr ee lunc h 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. Di ne with the Doctor 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. Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. On that day, they received a new commercial-sized washer and dryer for their emergency shelter for women and children as the result of Girl Scout Troop 894s Bronze Award project. The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout (grades 4-5) can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. The twelve 5th grade girls from the Fish Hawk area who comprise Troop 894 started working on their project last year. As part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, they completed a journey in which they learned how to discover their interests and talents, connect with the community for a common cause, and take action to make the world a better place. This year, they decided that they wanted to help displaced children. They heard about The Mary & Martha House in Ruskin, whose mission is to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and support serv ices to homeless and/ or abused women and their children so they will gain employment and transition successfully into permanent housing. The troop visited the emergency shelter in January to learn more about their program and services, and to find out what they needed. Historically, the agency has relied upon donations of used furniture and appliances to furnish the shelter. With the downturn in the economy, many more families headed by single mothers find themselves homeless and in need of services. In 2009, the organization served 96 women and children. In 2010, it provided housing and services to 121 women and children, which represents an increase of 27 percent over the prior year. Of those 121 served, 63 percent were children under the age of 13. The increase in client population and turnover at the emergency shelter has significantly accelerated the amount of wear and tear on the already aging washer and dryer. While visiting the shelter, the girls shot a fundraising video explaining their Bronze Award project and the mission, services and need of Mary & Martha House. Troop parents took the video to organizations and contacts in the community, which resulted in 2 major donors stepping forward. Paul Schaller of Rent King of Tampa volunteered to provide the washer and dryer at his cost. Then, Rich Strehl, Executive Director of the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, arranged funding for them. I have personally toured this facility before and was blown away at what they are achieving with these women and children. When I heard they needed help, I immediately went to our trustees for support. The Brandon Foundation is very honored to contribute to this wonderful cause, said Strehl. With this community support and the partnership with the Agency, the troop was able to complete their Bronze Award project. The girls examined the underlying root cause of the issue, developed a sustainable project plan, and will measure the impact of their project on their community, the target audience and themselves. The girls learned a lot about themselves and how to do a major community service project. And they really had fun with the video, said Mary Helenius, Troop 894 Co-Leader. This type of project really helps us as frontline volunteers to fulfill the Girl Scout mission: to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, see www.gswcf.org. For the Mary and Martha House, see www.marymarthahouse.org. The donor websites are www.brandonfoundation. com and www.myrentking.com.A lucky day for Mary & Martha House and Girl Scout troop Troop 894 displaying the fruit of their hard work.

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MAY 10, 2012 3 Fading memoriesGloria isnt a prisoner; she is a victim of a disease that has wreaked havoc on her mind. Her memories are a patchwork quilt of reality and hallucination. The doors are locked for her safety because the outside world isnt accommodat ing for those who struggle with diseases of the mind. She can walk out through the locked doors at anytime in the company of her family, friends or a staff member. Just past the doors and down the hall is a hair salon and her beautiful hair suggests she is a regular customer. For the most part, however, it is up to her family to determine how often she can leave. Sometimes she doesnt want to leave and other times she sneaks over to try the door by herself, not even noticing the electronic keypad on the wall. The residents of this out-of-state continued from page 1 not prisoners, nor are they seen as such by the staff. Seeing Gloria try breaking for them. Being cursed at and accused of anything and everything from the dementiafueled paranoia they dont take it personally. Gloria and her fellow residents arent trying to escape their care so much of the prison that Alzheimers and other dementia diseases have built in their minds. No matter what has happened to her memories, Gloria knows what life used to be. She hopes in vain that it is just outside of the locked door. It takes a special person to care for those with fading, patchwork quilt memories. USFs Poiley faced those who would soon become those special people at Sun Towers. She explained to them how to communicate and how to appreciate that the patients reality may be far different from the reality of the staff member, but it is their reality nonetheless. She covered assumptions and behaviors, including minor things such as the time of day. An Alzheimers patient will have absolutely no concept of time, she said. That matters because day after day, staff members will have to remind the residents that it is time to get dressed or to have lunch. Residents may be able to recall an event from 1975 with crystal clarity but they wont remember what time dinner is served. Even the most minor things can have a big impact. Poiley talked countered after one facility simply changed the style of doorknobs used on the residents rooms. Such a simple change, so easily taken for granted, can cause confusion and even fear from those suffering from dementia. And through it all, there can be no frustration on the part of the staff because, as Poiley went on to say, If they cant store the memory, you cant expect them to retrieve the memory. And then there is the matter of family. For the resident of a memory care unit, the staff sees them most and it is the staff that is left to deal with the fallout of family visits at times. No matter how well intentioned they are, family members are sometimes misinformed about the disease that has claimed their parent or relative. Sometimes there is simply sadness from the resident when a family visit ends. In the end, though, it is the staff that will be there to help make things right again as right as possible, at least. Poiley discussed everything from reminding residents of staff member names and offering reminders of where they are to being constantly vigilant of the environment around them. Those suffering from dementia will often assume the emotions of the environment around them. Thus, a television playing in the background or a distraught visitor both carry risks of which the staff must be continually cognizant. She talked about hallucinations, paranoia and even aggression on the part of the future residents. The staff has to be prepared for it all, and all the while to handle it with a gentle and understanding heart. The next day, Gloria is trying to turn the doorknob that leads into a utility closet; perhaps the life she once knew is in there. It isnt, of course, but that life is still in her eyes and the care she receives still shows in her glimmering hair. She has the now, and that is important. She is someones daughter, someones sister, someones mother. She deserves the best even if she doesnt understand it all. She turns, smiles, and says hello or something and then walks down the hall. Farther down the same hallway, an elderly couple walks hand in hand towards their room. More likely, it is the room for one and the other is just a visitor. But in that moment, Gloria smiled, and that couple was hand in hand. In that moment, there was happiness. Those are the moments where memories are made. In a memory care unit, such as the one that will soon open at Sun Towers, memories are still being made and then made again because they may quickly fade. It is a place that allows for such things; its a place where moments matter. It is a place where Gloria still smiles. For more information about the USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, visit alz.health.usf.edu.Sean Nelson of Sun Towers introduces Eileen Poiley of USFs Byrd Alzheimers Institute for a staff training session in Sun City Center. Dementia is a problem that few want to talk about but is growing too large to ignore. Sun Towers in Sun City Center will open a Memory Care Unit in the coming weeks to care for people with dementia and for their fading memories. HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. For Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net 2012 Hunter Douglas. Registered trademark of Hunter Douglas. Trademark of Hunter Douglas. 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X 5 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights May 10-16East Bay WatchThe Girls Flag Football team defeated Newsome 25-6 and won its 4th district title in 5 years. The Indians avenged last years 7-0 defeat by Newsome in the championship game. Quarterback Stephanie Williams completed 69% of her passes, 29/42, for 271 yards and two TDs. She also ran for a TD. Nicole Lock caught 10 passes for 148 yards and a TD and Jada Lester also caught a TD pass. Defensively, it was a team effort allowing only one Newsome TD. Lock had 4 interceptions, a team single-game record, while Tyler McFarlane and Madeline Hornacek each had one INT. East Bay is the only team out of 27 in the county to play in every district championship game (six) with four titles and 2 runner-ups. Only East Bay and Plant City have four district titles in the county. The Indians finished the season 12-3, it's best finish ever! For more information visit www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com. District Champions Again! Teen Night: Game Zone For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will have a fun morning creating an art project to take home with our art instructor. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652 Baby Time For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will have a fun afternoon creating an art project to take home. Join our art instructor for this popular art class. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Toddler Time For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 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. Teen/Adult Drawing Join art instructor Minnette Webster and learn the technique of pointillism (drawing with dots). You will work on an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273.3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Teen 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.Your Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, contact Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or www.southshorefriends.com.Joint installation completedRiverview Detachment #1226 of the Marine Corps League and the Riverview Unit of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary held a joint installation of officers on April 29 at the Alafia American Legion Post home. The installing officer for the Detachment was National Commandant Vic Vlotaggio. The Department Commandant Bill Backes and many of his staff were present for the ceremony. The installing officer for the Auxiliary was Department President Pat Skelding who attended, along with many of her staff. Forty plus East Bay High School theatre students will step back into the 50s at 7 p.m. May 17-19 in the highly acclaimed musical West Side Story. This story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Adult tickets for the play can be purchased at East Bay's Kathryn Hill Auditorium located at 7710 ELIOT W. SHOFFNEREliot W. Shoffner, son of Lynn Hall of Riverview and Wayne Shoffner, of Orlando, was recently selected as Distinguished Military Graduate from the Basic Electricians Mate Course. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the operation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems. During the course at Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, students receive instruction in electrical theory and operating principles of the batteries, generators, motors and transformers used aboard ships and at shore installations. The Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes exemplary performance in military orderliness, appearance, respect for authority and leadership in your peer group, in addition to your outstanding academic record. Shoffner is a 2008 graduate of Riverview Senior High School of Riverview and joined the Navy in May 2011. Snap your fingers to the music in West Side StoryBig Bend Rd., Gibsonton for $6. Student tickets are $4. Both tickets include dessert and coffee at intermission. Seats can be reserved over the phone by calling (813) 671-5134 ext. 271 or make a reservation and pay for the tickets at the door. Tickets will also be available at the door. Groups of 10 or more that make an advanced reservation will receive the student price for the entire group.

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6 MAY 10, 2012 MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSObservations: Losing a friendMaybe its just futility. I Ive spent the past few weeks searching for and ing, but I I never really understood the parameters of what I I was asking and looking for. For the millennia, philosophers and guys in bars have been searching for the meaning of life. I Is the question What is the meaning of life? wrong because it assumes there is some meaning to begin with? What if there isnt a meaning? What if life is all just an exercise in futility?I I came home from being with my Mom on her birthday in Minnesota S Sadie, is dying of cancer. S She may still be here by the time you read these words. S She may still be here next week but probably not next up north, but I I thought I I was coming home with some answers. I I was wrong.I If I I could put my hand on S Sadie and take the cancer out of her body and put it into mine, I I sometimes think I I would. A At least I I can understand cancer to the extent that anyone can. I I worry that S Sadie doesnt know what is happening to her. I I know there are people out there who will think that is ridiculous, some may even think it blasphemous, but I Ive known S Sadie for nine years and I I know whats in her heart and in her soul. S She is more human than some people I Ive met. S She is true, honest and sincere in a way that most people strive to be their entire lives. S She doesnt have to strive; its just her nature.O On absorbing the bad news, I I realized that my life is out of balance. T There are concerns at work, concerns about the future, and concerns about an aging parent and now my friend will soon die and will be increasingly uncomfortable until that happens. Where are the moments of jubilation? I I see S Sadie and I I take joy in the fact that she took her pain pill hidden in a chunk of cheese (she usually just spits it out, somehow knowing I Ive hidden a pill in there). H Hell, I I am still able to respond to natures call and that nature is still calling at all. Yes, that means I Im happy when she goes out to pee. T That means stuff is still working. I Im happy that she still waits for me by the door and that she still wags her tail. T Those are my moments of jubilation and they are very real, good moments, too from a dark void. My moments of jubilation come when I I can tell that S Sadie has fallen asleep next to me while I I stroke her head. I I read somewhere that it is impossible to feel pain and pleasure at the same time so in stroking her head, I Im hoping to do what I I can to keep her pain at bay. I I dont care if its not true; it cant hurt.A At some point soon, a veterinarian will come to our home and S Sadie will leave with her, and leave me with memories. I If I I had known nine years ago that this would happen, what would I I have done differently? N Nothing, except to ask for x-rays of her abdomen. T Thats not a normal part of a pet physical and, until just recently, she had no symptoms of the cancer that is now ravaging her. S Sadie is a very smart girl and I Im convinced that she understands almost every word I I say. I I wouldnt give up a single moment of the past nine years because of the pain I Im feeling now.S She bounded up the street on a S September afternoon; a puppy happy to have found a human companion in E Erin, a 10-year-old neighbor girl. S She wore a dirty collar that was too tight around her neck and was missing a lot of fur and where it was missing there were dozens of bug bites and scratches. E Erin could not keep her so we took her to a 24hour emergency vet clinic in Brandon and then she came home with us for a much-needed bath in the front yard. O On the way home, she decided the back seat of the car was a pretty good place to live in comparison to the mangroves in which she had been living we had to coax her out.A After her bath, we made up a little bed for her in the garage. A A favorite photo of mine is of S Sadie, tucked in to her chin surrounded by dog toys. S She looks content and it was probperhaps in her whole life, that she felt safe.S She had decided that the garage was a pretty good place to live, so the vet that she posed no danger health-wise to our cat and dog, we had to really coax her to come inside the house. S She gingerly crawled up on a love seat, all the while watching us to make sure that it was O OK. S She held a lot of disbelief in those days. N Now that I I think about it, it was more like astonishment. years-old when S Sadie came into the house. H He had lots of trouble get-By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSFor nine years, Sadie has been my friend. With her gentle heart and soul, she is more human than some people Ive met. Im about to lose her. ting around but he was a happy dog and still wanted to play with the new puppy. S Sadie seemed to grasp immediately that he was struggling was gentle and would always let him win. S She was only six months old but she immediately became a returned home from the R Ruskin A Animal H Hospital and just dropped to the house, very carefully crawled up to us and gently licked our faces. Watching S Sadie struggle to breathe is heartbreaking, but seeing her whole rear-end wiggle when I I come home, or feeling her let out a big sigh when I I stroke her head as she falls asleep, I Im now seeing that life isnt merely an exercise in futility. S Sadies life has mattered greatly to me there was nothing futile about it. I Im just lucky she found me on that day in S September nine years ago.I I usually wake up in the morning in the hopes that something good will happen that day. My expectaSadie on her first night with us back in 2003. I wonder if it was ever felt safe. I know that I am a lucky guy because she found me.tions arent high; I I am just hoping for something positive. N Now I I wake up hoping that nothing bad will happen.S Sadie is such a good girl. S She is my friend. N Nothing bad will happen to her today and hopefully not tomorrow. But when the time does come, Michelle and I I will stroke her head and tell her we love her. A And then I Ill hope that someday I Im worthy of seeing her again.By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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College Ave. oity Cente U.S. 1 Celebrate Mothers Day with us!Mothers Day Specials including: Seafood LasagnaLemon Chicken Picata Lamb Shank Osso Bucco Enjoy our Homemade Sangria, Wine & Beer differently-structured community meetings soon could be scheduled. The situation dates back to 2008 when an RSB residential show business rezoning was sought by representatives of the Arnold family which operates Arnold Amusements and owns several parcels in Tropical Acres. The RSB designation, allowing various activities related to show business functions on residential property, long has existed in Gibsonton, and in other communities. The 2008 rezoning petition ultimately was rejected. However, those acceptable show business functions performed in residential areas of Gibsonton were not legal on the Arnold parcels in TA or on some 30 other sites in the 40year-old mobile home development. And, in 2011, efforts to establish the RSB zoning classification was renewed, this time on 39 scattered TA parcels. Opposition formed in the surrounding and much newer residential subdivisions such as Shadow Run, Summer Springs, Creek view and Moss Landings. The newcomers, some of them heavily invested in their site-built homes during the housing boom, objected to legitimizing what they considered to be unsightly storage of heavy amusement industry equipment and temporary substandard housing for itinerant carnival workers on neighboring acreage. They complained about crime in TA and whispered about potential harassment. Late last year, the planners made separate tours of the area with both proponents and opponents. Subsequently, they produced the proposed lighter use show business overlay for TA, reserving the heavy use overlay for Gibsonton, in comp plan amendment form, along with prospective code language that is supposed to enforce amendment provisions. Show business overlay light in TA would permit limited storage of amusement industry equipment on a residential site and provide for screening to minimize impacts on surrounding properties, but exclude the more intense uses such as equipment repair and accessory dwelling units allowed in Gibsonton and consistent with its approved community plan. The objective is a balance, said Melissa Zornitta, professional planner and group leader on The Planning Commission staff. And, the approach taken by the commission staff planners succeeds in limiting the show business uses to the two areas, TA and Gibsonton, she added. So far, however, its missing the mark from the show business operators perspective, indicated Lee Stephens, a traveling amusement industry concessionaire, Showmans Association leader and past president of Concerned Citizens of Gibsonton. The showmen want to retain the option of seeking the RSB zoning designation on property anywhere in the county; to have the same options and same freedoms available to every other citizen, rather than be fenced in, in two specific locales, he asserted. In Shadow Run, an upscale residential development which borders the northeast edge of TA, the same degree of resistance is being expressed, but for different reasons. Stan Klos, former contractor who puts the dollar investment in his familys home there in the high six figures, said the TA overlay would mean that the 1,000-plus parcels in the development all could be zoned RSB, effectively making the entire community into amusement truck, trailer, van, RV, ride and concession equipment storage central. Larry Habeck, active Showmans Association member and another amusement operator whose Riverview headquarters north of TA was zoned RSB more than 30 years ago, suggests that the proposed overlay light serves mostly to dilute RSB, watering down the uses allowed under RSB there. Its troublesome, he said, that theres not going to be much left in RSB in terms of uses important to amusement business operators. Activist Terry Flott, president of the advocacy group United Citizens Action Network (UCAN), takes issue with the entire overlay concept in connection with TA. While numerous overlays have been established for various purposes around the county Sun City Center as a retirement enclave, for example, is covered with an agerestriction overlay the TA proposal is getting the cart before the horse, Flott noted. Trying to create a comp plan amendment and adding the code language amounts to making policy and rule in advance of a coming rezoning petition in order to ensure the rezoning is consistent with the countys comp plan and land use code when it is heard. Planning Commission staff, though, respond on that point by asserting Policy decisions about generally where these unique land uses should be located need to be made prior to such rezoning moving forward. Flott counters that, in fairness, rezoning requests should stand or fall on their own merits. Stacking the deck in favor of the rezoning clearly is not fair, she added. And, these are not the only concerns being voiced by the various factions. Stephens emphasized the numerous charitable events and activities that the Showmans Association conducts and underwrites each year which directly benefit the South County the annual circus, the new museum, Christmas gifts for children, and more. In addition, theres the property and sales taxes the 2,000 or so showmen who call South Hillsborough home pay regularly, he said. Yet, Stephens asserted, the showmen ask for very little from their government even as their industry is being choked with regulations and restrictions, fees and forms. The amusement business often is a family business, both in terms of its entertainments and products as well as in terms of its operators, he added, but showmen also are the victims of a profiling that is undeserved. Klos raised the issue of enforcing the show business overlay code at a time when the countys code enforcement department is underfunded and short staffed. The department cannot keep up with current demands, he said, asking rhetorically how it would maintain compliance with the new overlay light restrictions if hundreds of TA properties were designated RSB as allowed under the proposed amendment and code when owners successfully petition for the rezoning. 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X 8 MAY 10, 2012Apollo Beach Elementarys students of the monthApollo Beach Elementarys students of the month for April are: Esteban Alfaro-Martinez, Skylar Anderson, Jaden Boyd, Koen Byrnes, Jaycie Collier, Kayla Combs, Brennan Cyhaniuk, Nick Davis, Jeremy Dickens, Xavier Gonzalez, Henry Hanlon, Isabella Hellman, Samuel Hernandez, Jackson Hospodor, Korrey Howdy shell, Sawyer Irwin, Hunter Lefevre, Maya Martinez, Landon Mathews, Katie Matson, Sydni McLin, Courtney Meckley, Jean Ortega-Solano, Diego Ramirez, Jimmy Rose, Isabella Salvador, Hailey Simmons, Katrina Tuberosa, Kaitlyn Tyler, Riley Violette, Frank Watson, Brianna Weaver, and Jason Yarmuth. Patrol: Deuce Waller. Corr Elementarys Terrific Kids receive certificates for doing what's rightThe following Terrific Kids, shown above and below, were recognized for Doing Whats Right: Pre-K Chiara Torson, Tristen Nguyen, Olga Benitez, Lesley Molina, Jiovanni Herrera; Kindergarten Brianna Hudgins, Angelise Rosello, Bailey Risner, Juan Garcia-Carrillo, Shane Shepard, Makayla Vinson, Noah Speller, Angela Perry, Allison Green; 1st Grade Lexy Palmer, Laylah Posey, Emily Benoit, Joselin Machado, Ryder Piersanti, Anthony Gonzalez, Makenzie Bowie, Ayanna Fawlk, Makaila Bowie; 2nd Grade Charles Scott, Mia Laboy, Matthew Galeano, Faythe Thorton, Benson Jean-Francois, Isael Inturriaga; 3rd Grade Olivia Dejesus, Leonardo Gamboa, Kaitlyn Skinner, Elijah Watts, Torria Clark, Jorge Torres, Keiasia Gordon; 4th Grade Diego Torres, Tyler Hindman, Griffen Hummel, Michelle Hand, Adrian Santiago; 5th Grade Eugene Plasir, Derrick Martin, Logan Ferman, Brad Moisa, Alexis Bradley, and Nathan Brown. 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 10 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, May 11 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Meat Raffle at 1 p.m. Steak Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Double Shot from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, May 16 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 10 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 12 Color Guard Flag Raising/Opening Ceremony at Boca Ciega at 11 a.m. Poker Run Ruskin VFW Post 6287. Open Juke Box from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 13 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mothers Day Drink Special. Monday, May 14 American Legion Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 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 16 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 Eagles Set Their 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. Local college goes internationalNational Science Foundation (NSF) Center of excellence in advanced technological education at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon is taking a delegation of eight students, five faculty members and two administrators from Floridas community and state colleges on a 21-day international technician training program to Spain. The three-week program, from May 12 to June 2 is poised to provide outstanding technical and cultural learning experience. Students enrolled in the engineering technology A.S. degree program, as well as faculty members at Hillsborough Community College, Polk State College, State College of Florida, and Brevard Community College will participate in a structured technical education and training experience at IEFPS Usurbil GLBHIa technical college in the Basque region of Spain. For more information about the Iberian Partnership for Technical Excellence, call Dr. Marilyn Barger at (813) 259-6578 or email barger@fl-ate.org. You can also get more information about the trip/initiative on FLATEs blog at http://flate-mif.blogspot.com, and visit www.madeinflorida.or/engineering-technology-degree.

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X 10 7 10 Tennessee/Florida connectionTennessee resident Barry Profitt couldn't wait to share this photo of his prize catch with his mom, Nan Kirk, a sales rep here at The Observer News. Barry said, This is the largest bass I ever caught. We took pictures and measurements so I could get a replica made and then released the fish. Barrys bass was caught on April 21, 2012 in Kentucky Lake in the New Johnsonville area in Tennessee. It weighed in at 10-3/4 pounds and was 25.5 long. Barry and his team won first place for their total weight of just over 24 pounds and also won for Big fish. Winnings for this tournament totaled out at $2,264. Congratulations to this Tennessee boy and his Florida mom.Prekindergarten is voluntaryHillsborough County Public Schools provides voluntary prekindergarten Summer VPK, a free educational program for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2012. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between Sept. 2, 2006 and Sept. 1, 2007; must be a resident of Florida; and may not have participated in a VPK Program. The program dates are from June 18-Aug. 8 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (813) 272-4840. Student cooks to compete in Recipe ChallengeHillsborough County Public Schools students and Student Nutrition Services compete in Cook It Up! K-12 Student Recipe Challenge through Friday, May 18. All Hillsborough County Public School students are encouraged to show off their cooking skills and submit a healthy dessert recipe they dont feel guilty about eating! Participants must submit a healthy and creative dessert recipe, along with a short essay explaining what makes their recipe nutritious and why its important to establish healthful eating habits. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose one winner in each category of Elementary, Middle, and High School. The purpose of the contest is to connect with students and promote the importance of establishing healthy eating habits. Entries can be submitted instantly on the SNS website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/sns. All entries are due by Friday, May 18. Winners will be notified by May 31. Prizes include: park (family of 4) Show (aired on the radio) to discuss their recipe and the importance of developing healthy eating habits For more information, call Stephen P. Hegarty or Linda E. Cobbe, Office of Communication, at (813) 272-4060 or (813) 272-4602. 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 Join the ScoutsAlexander Ventura, Troop 675 of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is the first member of the Troop to earn the rank of Tenderfoot. The award was presented on April 30 by Troop Committee with Alexanders mother, Yolanda, looking on. Other members of the Troop and members of Cub Scout Pack 675 were present for the award ceremony. Troop 675 and Cub Scout Pack 675 meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church. the Cub Scouts, and boys 11-18 are For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. Laureate Zeta Pi chooses Scholarship recipientLaureate Zeta Pi would like to 2011-2012 scholarship recepient. High School with plans on going to Hillsborough Community College to take classes in the Medical field, majoring in Nursing. As a student, Justin volunteered his time at the Ruskin Animal shelter as well as participating in various activities at school: wrestling, football (JV and Varsity), and debate club. future career is helping people feel better, love the idea of learning about new medicines and procedures for helping to saves lives. As a local sorority they are proud to fund his expenses as he pursues his career.Diners coupon booklet availableThe Sun City Center Kiwanis Club is offering their 2012/2013 sale at the Kiosk in the Atrium Community Association. Kiwanis members will be there from 9 a.m to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during May, 2012. Tickets will also be available from SCC Chamber of Commerce. This year they have ten excellent restaurants offering discounts. $10 and save up to $50. ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant May all who enter as guests, leave as friends. Open Mothers Day, noon till 7 p.m.Treat Mom to a delicious meal... Well do the Cooking!Entrees start at $10.95includes salad & bread (Every Mother receives a ower)Call ahead for Reservations 813-634-7521 Every Day FREEComplimentary Glass of Wine Daily SpecialsMon-Sunday Beginning June 3rdWell be open every Sunday from noon-7 p.m. AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635 $4550AC Check*GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 10% OffLabor charges for AC Repairs

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MAY 10, 2012 11 To schedule your FREE hearing screening, call 813-658-5076 or visit www.beltone.com Bene ts of he aring a ids vary by type a nd degree of hearing loss, noise environment, a ccuracy of hearing evaluation and pr oper t. Beltone Hea ring Care Centers ar e i nde pende ntly owned and operate d. Participation may vary. Beltone 2012.FRE E IN-OFFICE T RIALAward-Winning Beltone True(Offer Includes Free Hearing Screening)Expires 5/31/2012 SPECIAL FINANCING12 Months Same-As-CashInquire for details. Limited time only.www.beltone.com During May, receive a FREE hearing test, plus a FREE gift.A shoulder to lean on, a heart lled with love, arms made for hugging and ears to listen. Moms do so much for so many. This Mothers Day, let Beltone do something for you. Should you need hearing help, Beltones advanced hearing technology delivers beautiful sound when youre on the phone, watching TV, at restaurants, or outdoors. And, Beltone hearing aids are so tiny, no one will know youre wearing them. Be there for loved ones againvisit a If youre missing words or having trouble hearing when its noisy, Beltone will check your hearing at no charge. May is for Moms at Be ltone!104 Pebble Beach Blvd. South(across from Walgreens)Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 658-5076Reservation Code: 120509

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12 13 $10$10 The Perfect PieceQuality Used Furniture & Accessories Stop by...youll be pleasantly surprised! WE BUY & SELL Present this ad for$10 Offany purchase of $50 or more! Model Home & Consigned Furniture & Accessories Apollo Beach Shopping CenterNext to Westshore Pizza645-9200CASH & CREDIT CARDS Accepted10 a.m. 4 p.m.Extreme Discounts on all Remaining Stock 813-634-7899 4845 Sun City Center Blvd. (corner of SCC Blvd. & Hwy. 301) GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE www.boggsjewelry.com FREE Jewelry Cleaning and Inspection (While you wait)BOGGSJewelrySince 1923Family Owned & Operated Large selection of Howard Miller Clocks AND Rhythm Animated Clocks Inspector on Antique and for Insurance Purposes Annettes Beauty Salonwishes all mothers a Very Happy Mothers Day and thanks to all of our customers for their loyalty and support! of our customers for their loyalty and We specialize in: 634-5422 671-9535Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Men, Women, Childrenin the Village PlazaSuite #106Corner of Hwy. 301 and S.R. 674 SUN CITY CENTER FREE Hair & Color Consultation with Annette AVAILABLE South Bay Gold Buyers www.southbaygoldbuyers.com WE BUY GOLD, STERLING SILVER, STERLING FLATWARE, JEWELRY (broken or unbroken) GIFT CARDS Proverbs 22:9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Through June South Bay Gold Buyers is donating 5% of its prots to RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview. Anyone who makes donations or sells gold, silver, etc. will be automatically entered in the diamond ring giveaway. Proceeds go to RVR Horse Rescue. This is a wonderful organization. Please take a look at their hard work and dedication in caring for neglected and abused horses www.rvrhorserescue.com 813-645-1723 (Next to Amscot) Stop by to enter our DIAMOND RING GIVEAWAY $9999$6999BRAKE SERVICEPer axle. Replace pads or shoes, turn rotors, top uids, test drive.ALIGNMENTIncludes tire rotation and tire 813-645-4632 Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N FREEGALLON OF COOLANT with radiator replacement.Expires 5/31/12$1999 $9999OIL CHANGEUp to 5 quarts OilTRANSMISSION FLUSH Exp. 5/31/12WHOLESALE PRICESSee store for details on size and price. 634-5422 634-5422 671-9535 671-9535 Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shell Point Rd. SR 674 Expires 5/31/12 Up to 5 quarts Oil We Buy & Sell Gold & Silver & Coins Wide Variety of Gold & Silver Coins For Investing Mon. Fri. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and by appt.www.coinsandgold.net abccoin@live.com Indulge in the Riches of Gold & Silver!Perfect Gift forMothers Day! All SalesFINALAll purchased merchandise must be removed from store. FINAL CLOSEOUTEverything Must Go! (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) (Next to Amscot) Indulge in the 3808 Sun City Center Blvd.(former Danny Boys location) Sun City Center TO GO ORDERS: (813) 633-3344Hours: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Jack Daniels Ribeye 12 oz. ........ $14.99 Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon .... $15.99 Chicken in Love ......................... $9.99 Prime Rib 10 oz. ...................... $13.99 Turkey & Dressing ................... $11.99 Florentine Fish Filet ................ $11.99 Shrimp & Scallop Alfredo ........ $13.99 Leg of Lamb ............................. $13.99 More Chef Specials on boardBREAKFAST ALL DAY Jack Daniels Ribeye 12 oz. $14.99 Closed on Memorial Day

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MAY 10, 2012 15 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General SavALot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 5/31/12$99 $ 99with rebateSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/12 CR39 SUN CITY CENTER A quilt artist and a health coach, a childrens book distributor and a skin care consultant, a fashion jewelry specialist and an insurance sales whiz what could they possibly have in common? In a word, they all are entrepreneurial. They are enterprising men and women whose markets may be global or national or regional, but they do business from home offices in South Hillsborough County. And, they are among the estimated one in every five working Americans creating their own profitable employment. An even dozen of them got together Monday morning in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce meeting room here to explore the possibility of creating a support group focused solely on the potentials for accomplishment and issues requiring resolution peculiar to the home office-based entrepreneur. After about 90 minutes of sharing the range of expertise and spectrum of problems they represent, they emphatically agreed it should be a go. They also learned that their motivations for tackling the entrepreneurial life are as varied as their products and services. The personalized childrens book distributor takes satisfaction from promoting literacy, another who assists with booking travel accommodations wants to work for himself after years in the corporate world, yet another aims to replace boredom with something enjoyable. And one mature wife sent the group into gales of laughter as she likened her enterprising efforts to an unplanned pregnancy when she took a spontaneous stab at marketing her husbands clever inventions. The group was pulled together initially by Dr. Warren Langer, pastor of United Methodist Church in SCC when he is not counseling as an independent health coach, and DeeLores Everett, who describes herself as an independent beauty consultant Enriching Womens Lives with Mary Kay Cosmetics. So what is the biggest problem confronted by the enterprising small business operator, often a single individual serving as Chief of Every Operation in a corner of SCC Church, chamber initiate networking group for home business operators Equipped with plenty of business cards, a dozen local entrepreneurs assembled this week at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce to discuss formation of a support group focused on the enterprising home-based business operator. The group agreed to meet on the first and third Monday mornings of each month.MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOhome Langer asked the group before supplying the answer: visibility. And, he quickly followed up, what is the most important product each member sells, regardless of what the business card says? Yourself chorused the group in response. If you dont come across as knowledgeable and passionate about your products or services, you are not going to be able experience the highest level of success possible, he affirmed. And, it begins with developing self confidence, he added. To emphasize the point, Langer related a personal anecdote. As a youngster, he said, he had a severe speech impediment. Given the condition, it was generally assumed whatever lifes work he chose would not involve public speaking. Whats more, he was a shy child, he noted. Yet, that shy youngster with an obvious speech impairment became a minister and counselor, delivering sermons, leading church administrations, guiding parishioners, and many have no inkling of his early years. Members of the group distributed their business cards and, as their first exercise, decided to investigate the websites of their new colleagues before the next session. In addition, they agreed one of their activities would be inviting from time to time speakers to provide information especially useful to home business operators. The yet-unnamed core group with differing passions but common complaints and shared needs is to meet at 10 AM on the first and third Mondays of each month at the chamber. No charge is involved. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonChampions For Children starts new auxiliaryChampions for Children (formerly Child Abuse Council) is kicking off its new auxiliary group with a Martinis & More event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The current auxiliary committee wants this event to be an opportunity to increase membership within the auxiliary, as well as inform the community about Champions for Children, its mission and the valuable programs they offer. Anyone that is interested in attending this event and learning more about the auxiliary is welcomed. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Complimentary hors doeuvres will be provided for all guests. If you would like to RSVP for this event, please contact Jessica DuChene at (813) 6734646 or jduchene@cfctb.org. The Child Abuse Council is now Champions for Children. This new name better reflects who they are, what their agency does and the programs/resources they provide. Since 1977, this agency has worked to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through prevention and family education programs. They envision a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence. For more information on the Champions for Children, visit their website at www.championsforchildrentampabay.org. Dr. Warren Langer speaking during the group meeting.

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Women, get healthyCurves of Ruskin will give a free 30-day membership to any nonmember who visits the club during regular operating hours throughout National Womens Health Week, May 13-19. The theme for the 13th annual National Womens Health Week is Its Your Time. National Womens Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases: preventive screenings. managing stress. belt or bicycle helmet. For more information about Curves of Ruskin, located at 761 Cortaro Drive, National Curves Day and the Curves one million free 30-day memberships offer, contact a Curves of Ruskin staff member at (813) 633-9771 or curvesscc@verizon.net. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com. 10 16 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Missing?We offer technologically advanced lens implants for cataract surgery patients, including Crystalens, ReSTOR and Toric which can improve vision near, far and in between!Call 813-633-3065 for a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Davis to nd out which lens implant is right for YOU!Ask us how Lifestyle Lens Implants are helping many people enjoy clearer vision.Dont let cataracts hinder your lifestyle.Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist, Lasik and Cataract SurgeonYourEyeDoctors.com What are youMissing? web-based tool called My Family tory.hhs.gov) that can help you put one together. questions: Make a written list of the top three or four issues you want to discuss with your doctor. Since most appointments last between 10 and 15 minutes, this can help you stay on track and ensure you address your most pressing concerns first. If youre in for a diagnostic visit, you should prepare a detailed description of your symptoms. During Your Appointment The best advice when you meet with your doctor is to speak up. Dont wait to be asked. Be direct, honest and as specific as possible when recounting your symptoms or expressing your concerns. Many patients are reluctant or embarrassed to talk about their symptoms, which makes the doctors job a lot harder to do. Its also a good idea to bring along a family member or friend to your appointment. They can help you ask questions, listen to what the doctor is telling you and give you support. or ask the doctor if you can record the session for later review. If you dont understand what the doctor is telling you, ask him or her to explain it in simple terms so you of time and dont get your questions answered, ask if you can follow up by phone or email, make another appointment, or seek help from the doctors nurse. Savvy tip: The National Institute vides great information including a variety of questions to ask that can help you be a more informed patient. To get a free copy mailed to you, call 800-222-2225 or visit www.nia.nih.gov. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients especially seniors that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Thanks for your help. Patient Educator Youre right. Studies have shown that patients who help their doctors by providing important health information and preparing themselves for appointments tend to get better care than patients who dont. Here are some simple things we can all do to help maximize our next visit to the doctor. Before Your Appointment tion and getting organized before your appointment are the key steps to ensuring a productive meeting with your doctor. This is especially important if youre seeing multiple doctors or are meeting with a new physician for the first time. Specifically, you need to: the doctor youre seeing has copies of your latest X-ray, MRI or any other test or lab results, including reports from other doctors that youve seen. In most cases, youll need to do the leg work yourself which may only require a phone call to your previous doctor asking them to send it, or you may need to go pick it up and take it yourself. List your medications: Make a list of all the medications youre taking (prescription drugs, overthe-counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements) along with the dosages and take it just gather up all your pill bottles and put them in a bag and bring them with you. doctor also needs to know about any previous hospitalizations, as well as any current or past medical problems, even if they are not the reason you are going to the ter too, so having your familys health history can be helpful. The By Jim Miller How to Make the Most of Your Doctors Visit THE SAVVY SENIOR C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.BOBBIBobbi is a unique-looking Corgi mix. She wandered into a strangers yard looking for food. Four days later, she gave birth to four beautiful puppies. Bobbi is silly and sweet. She has a bright personality and is quite curious. She has been a good mommy to her pups but will soon be ready to start a new life of her own. As part of her adoption, Bobbi will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. Est. DOB: April 2, 2010 CHICOChico is an very friendly boy who is partially black with a lot of white who would like to find a forever home. We believe he is the brother of bro, Chico is a very sweet dispositioned cat. Wouldnt it be great if some loving person would take home this band of brothers? Chico has been neutered and is up-to-date on his shots and as part of his adoption will be microchipped. Take the time to visit Chico and take him to his forever

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18 MAY 10, 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 Telephone: Website: 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 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 9/30/12 Robert Thomas Rocky CarverRobert Thomas Rocky Carver, 57, of Riverview passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Born in Tampa, Rocky was a life-long resident. He was a member of Sun City Center Christian Center, F.R.G.A. and Hoot N Holler Hunting Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was a renowned Treasure Trader. In 1983, Rocky established Carvers Land Clearing. Built from the ground up, Rocky strived to make his business the success it has been for the last 29 years. Demolition (his passion), along with land clearing, was the work he loved. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Susan; son, Chad Carver; daughters, Nikki (Kevin) Tomberlin and Ashlee Carver; parents, Robert and Dorothy Carver; sisters, Sandy Boyd and Lynn (Anthony) Tubbs; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Also surviving are his many nephews and nieces and many, many friends. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Sun City Center Christian Center. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to service time at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL. 33637. Area Obituaries Leon A. JetteLeon A Jette, 78, of Sun City Center, died peacefully on May 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, their three children and six grandchildren. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, a former Grand Knight, a Teamster from local 25 in Boston and a 14 year member of the National Guard of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister and his granddaughter Megan.Sunday of 1,000 Roses revealedThe month of May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of God/Mary Queen of Heaven. This year Saint Anne Catholic Church Ruskin is starting a new Annual Mothers Day tradition to honor (or memorialize) those special women in your lives, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, nieces or friends. One thousand roses will be placed around the altar and for a donation to help offset the cost, your loved one will be remembered. A list of those honored or memorialized by these donations will be included in the church bulletin after Mothers Day. Anyone wishing to participate will find the brochure in the Narthex or at the parish office during normal office hours. The members of Saint Anne Parish hope to grow this new tradition each year and increase the number of roses each year. This special display will begin at the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday, May 12 through Sunday, May 27.UMC expands their visionAs the United Methodist Church grows toward 1,000 in weekly attendance, the Administrative Team seeks vision for the future. The Life Enrichment Center, a 16,000 square feet building serving the needs of the congregation and the community, is under construction; ministry programs are growing and SKY, a community VBS is now open for enrollment. Leading the AET are Rod Peterson, Pastor Warren Langer, Tony Petree, Linda Whitt, Bob Stoughton, Vicki Breaugh, Marlene Bodden, Mike Whitt, Stormy Hodel, Doris Graham, Judy Vallely, Jim Sumner, Don Quast, Terry Webster, and Joan Barringer. Greater things are happening every day at the United Methodist Church of SCC. The AET team of the United Methodist Church.Local charity receives checkThe Mission Board of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue visited The Mary and Martha House in Ruskin to present a check for $1700 to Housing Service Manager, Jean Gaylord. The group toured the emergency shelter where women and their children who are homeless or victims of abuse can stay. They are given the opportunity to stay in the shelter for a short period of time and then they move on to other housing. Fortunately, the families can move to The Mary and Martha Transitional Housing where they are given help with education and job training in order to become self-sufficient and gain the ability to afford housing and support themselves and their children.From left to right: Alice Tolley; Gina Saxton; Mary Houston; Housing Service Manager of Mary and Martha House, Jean Gaylord; Mission Board Chair, Beverly Bassett; Beverly Majewski; Audrey Vietzke;and Paula Lickfeldt.

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MAY 10, 2012 19 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service ..................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School ..................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service .............................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room .........................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. .............................Sanctuary (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. .................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center 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. Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy New Beginnings Fellowship to hold revival Barbara Johnston of Stuart, FL will be hosting a Revival at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at New Beginnings Fellowship. The church is located at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. Johnston has enjoyed a career in teaching and also has been involved with many community and civic organizations. Bring a friend and be blessed as she brings a special message. There will also be a singles meeting this month at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. For more information, call Rev. Lewis Brady, D.D. at 654-1018.Verizon Foundation AwardThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla offers congratulations and a special thank you to Larry Piechoski, their Information Technology Manager, who works for Verizon. The Verizon Foundation supports all Verizon employees who volunteer for a non-profit organization. He recently received their Verizon Foundation Award for giving over 100 hours this year to assist in the churchs operation. This award includes a monetary award that Piechoski has given to the church to support the hearing impaired. Left to right: Moderator Anne Ginevan, Larry Piechoski, and Senior Minister Dr. Michael Evans. PhHOtTO bBY HaAZelEL MartinARTINMoms to be honored at The United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will honor all women who love children at the 9:15 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. services on Mothers Day, May 13. The special tribute will feature J.A.M., the childrens performance choir, with an interpretive dance performed by Amanda Jordan with her daughters, Julia and Isabelle. This performance is led by the Theater/ Arts component of Kidz Klub, a weekly Wednesday gathering for the children of South Hillsborough County. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. Its movie timeFriday Nights at the Movies at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will continue through the summer. The next movie at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 will be The Ultimate Gift. As usual, the doors of Creason Hall will open at 6 p.m. with the smell of popcorn, coffee and cookies.South Shore United offers knowledge to youthThe South Shore United Methodist Church on Big Bend Road will deliver four presentations from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying), Learning to Fail Forward to Success, Developing a Positive Self-Image and Developing Strong Personal Character will be presented. They are developed and taught by John C. Maxwell, a motivational speaker.Sweet celebrationsSpring has sprung, and summer is well on the way. Its that time to plan vacations and summer events, but when you are relaxing in your lounge chair in the back yard, think ahead to the Fall season and all that it brings. It may seem very early to think about autumn holidays, but Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center wants to remind you about their Rosh Hashanah Gift Package that was so successful last year. Each gift pack contains an 8-oz. jar of kosher honey, with a signed gift card included. It is $10 each with proceeds going to Sisterhood. What a sweet way to celebrate with family and friends. To place an order, call Rochelle Lafer at (813) 938-3824 or mail request to 2247 O Oakley Green Dr., Sun City Center, 33573. The deadline for orders is Wednesday, July 25, so that the honey arrives in time for the holiday.Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3Seeds from the SowerA balloon salesman took a white one, filled it and let it go. He took a black one, filled it and released it. Then he floated a red balloon. A little Korean looked at the balloons and asked, Could you fly a yellow balloon? Yes, son, he answered. Its not the color of the balloon. Its whats inside that counts. Whats inside of you, or who is inside of you determines whether youll overcome or be overcome. The Bible says, You have overcome; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. For more Seeds from the Sower visit the TheSower.com Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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16 19 20 Martha Olson is Queen for a Day Martha Olson of Sun City Center recently celebrated her 93rd birthday at Bethune Park in Wimauma where she also marked her 8th year as a mentor for deserving children as part of the Hope Funds after-school and summer programs at the Park. As a mentor she looks forward to providing a nurturing environment for a child one hour per week. She wants to go on mentoring as long as she can and helps her student with homework and other projects and encourages her child to have self-esteem and become a good citizen of tomorrow. As an artist herself, Martha especially enjoys working with a child who is interested in art. Art has interested Martha since she was a child growing up in Cincinnati, OH. She worked as an illustrator during WWII, and she was employed by the Gibson Greeting Card Company for many years. She has done artwork for the Hope Fund flyer and the Hope Fund website, www.the-hope-fund.org. Check out the Funds website and you will see wonderful, colorful drawings of children and balloons by Martha, along with other information about the Hope Funds programs. Call Carla Miles at (813) 634-4268 if you too would like to make a difference in a childs life by tutoring, mentoring, or reading to the children, or by making a tax-deductible contribution. Daniel Lafayette Strunk was a senior at Ruskin Christian School and lived a rewarding 19 years, before his life was cut short in a car accident in April of 2008. On Saturday, May 26 a car wash will be held at the Sherwin Williams Paint Store located on the corner of U.S. 41 and 7th Ave. NW in Ruskin, to raise money for the Daniel Big D Strunk Scholarship Fund at Ruskin Christian School. Daniel filled his time on earth with meaningful moments, while making hundreds of friends along the way. He was affectionately known by his closest friends as Big Da name he gained not because of his big stature, but because of his big heart. He laughed often, and loved his family much. Memory of Daniel Big D Strunk lives onHe became a Christian when he was 16, and his primary goal was to become more like Jesus Christ. Big D made some of his favorite memories at his church and Christian school. There, he was outspoken and popular. Most people would describe him as a country boy at heart, because of his love for trucks and country music. Daniel was awarded the privilege of attending Ruskin Christian School through a scholarship he was offered from the church. Its because of that scholarship he was provided with the opportunity for academic achievement, spiritual growth and social development, which all led him to becoming the Christian man he was. So, as a tribute to his memory the Daniel Big D Strunk Scholarship Fund was created, and is used to help give another local youth the privilege and opportunities Daniel had that helped to change his path in life. Daniels life motto can be found in 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. Everyone is encouraged to support his family and friends to raise money for the scholarship fund, from 10 a.m. to ? on Saturday, May 26 at Sherwin Williams Paint Store, located at the corner of U.S. 41 and 7th Ave. NW in Ruskin. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf Dinner (starting May 9)Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, May 11 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, May 12 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, May 18 7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns Saturday, May 19 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, May 25 7-11 p.m. Double Barrel Saturday, May 26 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, will attend a picnic at the Al Lopez Park in Tampa at noon on Saturday, May 12. Four other Hillsborough County senior single clubs have also been invited. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share. Beverages South Shore Senior Singles announces May activitieswill be provided. Carpooling is available, and reservations must be called in to Mary Jo at (813) 3837535, or Patti at (813) 634-7171. Reservations and cancellations are required for all events. There will be a dinner/dance paddleboat StarLite cruise in St. Petersburg from 7 to 10 p.m., with boarding at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 19. Reservations are due now. Carpooling will be from Sun City Center. The Senior Singles are back at the Alpha House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, with Thor Stevens entertaining. Bowling and dining at Ruby Tuesdays has been cancelled for Sunday, May 27. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all in the South Shore area, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun.

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MAY 10, 2012 21The real good news is that even after hundreds attended the registration held at All Childrens Life Center in Tampa May 5, there are still many spaces open for kids in South County. Gardenville Recreation Center in Gibsonton has 110 spaces still open. Ruskin has 127; Brandon has 35 spaces left for the first session and many for later sessions, while the nature camps at E.G., Simmons Park still had 40 spaces left as of May 7, said Robin Robbins, who is in charge of the registration count. Another special opportunity will be held at the Bakas Equestrian Center, 11510 Whisper Lake Trail in Tampa. Children 5 to 17 can learn to ride and care for horses and enjoy other activities such as swimming as well. These programs cost from $76 a week for traditional parks day camps to $250 a week at the Bakas center, but there are income-based discounts available. To find out more about these county programs, download registration forms for slots still open or check on costs, visit http:// www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ summercamps. Other special opportunities are open to those willing to drive to Brandon or Tampa, including a robotics camp that was held last year at the South Shore campus of Hillsborough Community College. According to Brian England, lifelong learning coordinator for HCCs outreach programs, this year that camp will be held at several locations (not South Shore) including Brandon. More can be found out about these by calling England at (813) 259-6528 or emailing him at bengland@ hccfl.edu. Kids College at HCC is a summer program for girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 12, England said. Its goal is to develop and expand students interests, stimulate creativity and provide life skills for success in a unique learning opportunity while having fun. The HCC camps will be held Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesday, July Fourth, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between June 11 and July 30. Meanwhile, if cultural studies intrigue you, there are special photography programs at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive. Information about these programs is available by calling (813) 2212222 or emailing info@fmopa. org. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts offers children and youth an opportunity to explore life through the lens of a camera, said spokeswoman Joyce Zezola. The museums childrens outreach program, Literacy through Photography, is dedicated to the value that childrens education through photography is important and can influence them in a positive way. We feel it is necessary that every child has access to creative outlets and also believe that these creative outlets can enhance their character, develop their academic and sensory skills and offer them a greater potential to succeed. The museum has some programs that are sponsored so that costs do not keep low-income children from attending. The Florida Aquarium also has a summer camp for kids interested in marine life. Check out AquaCamps for grades Pre-K-8 and a special SCUBA Camp for children ages 12-15. AquaTots, 3and 4-yearolds, have two aquarium summer camp sessions per week with a parent or guardian, and AquaKids have three half-day sessions of aquarium summer camp on their own. Both age groups play games, make crafts, study animals and visit Explore a Shore, the aquariums outdoor water fun zone. Children who have completed grades K-3 may participate in full-day week-long programs that include science explorations, aquarium tours, arts and crafts, a live animal encounter, splash time at Explore a Shore and a field trip. For those children who have completed grades 4-8, camps are full-day week-long travel camps focusing on marine science adventures. Travel groups are split into two age groups; fourth and fifth graders and sixth to eighth graders. Some of the summer activities include kayaking, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, cave diving and more. Each AquaCamp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has free morning care before, beginning at 7:30 and after care until 5:30 p.m. For information about these camps, call (813) 273-4015 or visit http:// www.flaquarium.org/educationcamps/camps/aquacamps.aspx. Some other ideas for out-ofschool children include: A Tampa Bay Performing Arts program at Ruth Eckerd Hall. (727) 712-2706. Explore Acting with the American Stage. (727) 823-1600, Ext. 201. Performing arts classes at the David Straz arts center (813) 2221002. Summer weight loss and fitness camps designed for kids. (866) 364-0808. Weekly skating camps at both the Tampa Bay Skating Academy and the Clearwater Ice Arena call (727) 723-7785. Or just skate at Ellenton Ice & Sports Arena (941) 723-3663. Boys and girls ages 6-18 can develop hockey skills and learn power skating at the Tampa Bay Lightning Summer Hockey Camp, starting July 9 at the Brandon Ice Forum for 5 days starting at 8:30 a.m. To find out more or to register, visit http://lightning.nhl. com/club/page.htm?id=77476. Many private businesses, including the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club, all three local martial arts studios and several dance schools are also offering summer camps that focus on very specific interests and/or training. In South County, theres certainly no shortage of things to do. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Robyn PayantPresidentTom PayantChairman & CEOWe offer retirement planning and services tailored to your individual needs since 1979 Visit our website at www.PayantFinancial.com Thomas A. Payant oers securities and insurance products through SagePoint Financial, Inc. and its aliates, member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Kids Summer campscontinued from page 1 Dave Ramirez, recreation program supervisor, and helper Marlin Alfonso from the county parks department, sign up children for the Fishing Camps to be held at E.G. Simmons Park on 19th Avenue in Ruskin. There will be four two-week camps between June 18 and Aug. 10. The sign-up event for the parks programs was held May 5 at All Childrens Life Center in Tampa. Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813260-3692.

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6 DECEMBER 22, 2011 7 RUSKIN SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights May 10-16Word: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available at branch opening. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, learn about the culture and history of Taiko Japanese drumming. This high energy, interactive musical event will feature a live drumming demonstration and step-by-step instruction in Taiko drumming technique. The audience will be given an opportunity to play the taiko drums in a group drumming session. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Publisher: Formatting Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. 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. Elder Law Seminar This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jongg Club Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!Your Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, contact Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or www.southshorefriends.com. HOLIDAY DEADLINESIn observance of Memorial Day, The Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 28 Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads............................................. Display ads. ............................................... News Releases. .....................................

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MAY 10, 2012 23 Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink Countertop 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks The classics will come to Dog House once more before summerThe popular Cool Car Cruise In at the Dog House and More on Shell Point Road is drawing to a close for summer the Saturday, June 2 Cruise In will be the last until October. Since last fall dozens of classic and performance cars have been on display during the monthly event at the Ruskin outdoor eatery. Above, Dog House and More owners Lisa Csiki and Scott Curtis pose next to a 1941 Willys, a Studebaker and a Corvette during Cruise In on May 5. The Willys is owned by Jim Newberry. Also pictured is a 1957 Chevy Bel Aire owned by and gleaming hubcap of a classic Mercury owned by Helen Ferrante. The June 2 Cruise In will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dog House at 204 W. Shell Point Road.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS information from department files be considered in evaluating the overlay. Code issues of the past in TA well might multiply under the proposed overlay, he has indicated. And Klos hit on a factor that concerns Flott as well who, exactly, defines vague or ambiguous terms. Klos questioned whether the words light and heavy as they apply to show business uses in TA and Gibsonton would be fully enough defined to prevent abuses. Flott scoffed at use of the word etc in the code or amendment language, indicating it could become a loophole inviting abuses. After the contentious community meeting in Riverview on April 23, there was another sign of common ground, too, even if from differing perspectives. Klos, a new member of the Shadow Run HOA board, said without equivocation Were not concerned about the show business folks who live in TA now. We do not have negative feelings toward the show business folks there now. If only the original 39 parcels were zoned RSB, there would be no problem, he added. And, for his part in a separate interview, Stephens declared we should just give the 39 properties the freedom of a non-conforming use and be done with it. After all, he added, what we want most is to be left alone. Habeck echoed the sentiment, saying all we want to do is live here and be good neighbors. In another development, Zornitta said this week that public hearings originally slated for May and June would be postponed, probably until November or December, and possibly into early 2013. The delay, she noted, would allow all interested parties to consider the draft proposals and allow for return of the show business operators from their summer and fall carnival and festival circuits through northern states. In the meantime, the planner added, a series of individual community meetings with each the factions may be scheduled in late summer or early fall. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Stan Klos a Shadow Run resident voicing his concerns.The Rotary Club of Brandon and Brandon Crossroads Bowl have teamed together for the First Annual Spring Fundraiser Bowl in One from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on June 2 at 609 Crater Lane, Tampa 813-621-6323. Randy Kizer and Renato Martinez co-chairs stated this is a unique bowling event that will be featured as a golfing tournament where each lane represents 1 hole on a golf course and scoring will be the same as a golf stroke. Contestants will bowl in 18 different lanes and will receive a scoring handicap. Top teams will receive Awards. Entry fee is $40 per person, includes food, soft drinks and bowling equipment. For Sponsorship information call Mary Boor at 813-484-6886. To reserve your spot call Jake Mathers at 813-313-6366.Bowl in One Proposed overlaycontinued from page 7

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24 MAY 10, 2012 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) Its time for a party! Join Sun Towers as we celebrate the opening of our new Memory Care Suites. Our newest addition in care for your loved one will begin to accept residents the last week of May. The Private Suites will be staffed by caring professionals trained by Educational Coordinator Eileen Poiley from the USF Byrd Alzheimers Institute. Valet parking available at entrance Enjoy libations, door prizes and enter a drawing to win a at screen TV!

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACKy Y ARDMAy Y 10, 2012SRnt Celebrating Cinco de Mayo... a day earlyNearly 300 children, almost all of Mexican descent, celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day early at the Bethel Child Development Center in Wimauma on Friday. The event included a parade with 67 preschoolers from Bethel, plus 235 children from the next door charter school, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association Wimauma Academy. Both Many of the children are from farmworker families. Parents were encouraged to dress their children in traditional Mexican clothing and the children made hats and other clothing by hand. In addition to the parade, the day included face painting, story time and games. This year marked the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a day celebrated to mark the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men defeated 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. For more information about RCMA, visit www.rcma.org.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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MAY 10, 2012 7B on 36 months/12,000 miles per year, with 20 per mile thereafter with approved credit and $2995 down (Sonata $3495, Santa Fe $2999, Veloster $2699) dealer fee, and dealer & factory installed options plus destination. Must qualify for Hyundai Loyalty to qualify for pricing. All images may not depict actual model. Express Service in 60 minutes or less is applicable only for the following services and only on a per service basis: Lube, oil & lter service, air lter and cabin lter replacement, tire rotation and balance, tire repairs, battery service and replacement, wiper blade replacement, brake adjustments, multipoint inspection and headlight & tail light bulb replacement.**Interest accrues from date of purchase. Offers expire at month end. OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON 2503 1st Street | Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-9262 www.HyundaiOfBradenton.comHOURS: Monday-Saturday 9AM 8PM Sunday Noon-5PM NO PAYMEN TSUNTIL LABOR DAY 2012** T HE SU MMERS FIRST BLOCKBU STER EVEN T... IN DEALERSHIPS NOW! THE R ACE TO S ELL 1,000 VEHICLES I S GOING ON N OW! HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI HYUNDAI DEALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! EALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ DEALER!!! DEALER!!! D DEALER!!! VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME # # # # # # # # # # # # # 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 # 1 # # # 1 # 1 # 1 # # # 1 # 1 1 1 1 # 1 # 1 # 1 # 1 1 1 INTRODUCING EXPRESS SERV ICEIN 1 HOUR OR LESS! Brand New 2012 Hyundai ACCENTS $ 99 PER MONTH !!! LEASE FOR Brand New 2012 Hyundai VELOSTERS LEASE FOR $ 159 PER MONTH !!! Brand New 2012 Hyundai SANTA FES LEASE FOR $ 269 PER MONTH !!! Brand New 2012 Hyundai ELANTRAS LEASE FOR $ 129 PER MONTH !!! Brand New 2012 Hyundai SONATAS LEASE FOR $ 149 PER MONTH !!! 40MPG SALES & SERV ICE OPEN 7 DAYSA WEEK!!! 40MPG 35MPG 2012 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR! IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

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8B MAY 10, 2012 Come Visit The Brand New Toyota Of Lakewood Today! Introducing EXPRESS SERVICEIN 1 HOUROR LESS!!!* BRAND NEW 2012 TOYOTAPRIUSCVT, Two, Mdl#1223Or Buy For$219Per Month Lease For 48 MPGBased on EPA Estimates $ 22 991 BRAND NEW 2012 TOYOTACAMRY SEAuto, 4 Dr, Mdl#2546Or Buy For$21,491$189Per Month Lease For 35 MPGBased on EPA Estimates Auto, 4 Dr, Mdl#2546 BRAND NEW 2012 TOYOTACOROLLAAuto, 4 Dr, Mdl#1832Or Buy For$15,991$149Per Month Lease For 34 MPGBased on EPA Estimates Auto, 4 Dr, Mdl#1832 BradentonOn SR64 Just Seconds West of I75, Exit 220 Only Minutes South of Ellenton Mall877-268-1901Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-8PM The new toyota vehicle cannot be part of a rental or commercial eet or a livery or taxi vehicle. Covers normal factory scheduled service for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever occurs rst. See participating dealer for coverage details. When you purchase or lease a new Toyota, get MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES PROVIDED BY TOYOTAIncludes Oil Changes & Major Services ToyotaOfLakewood.com TOYOTA OF LAKEWOOD 275 301 41 Ellenton Mall Tampa Bay All Leases are for 39 months with $3000 due at signing and $0 security deposit. Prices and payments exclude tax,tag, title, registration and include dealer fees. 12,000 miles per year, 18 per mile thereafter. With approved credit. *Express Service in 60 minutes or less is applicable only for the following services and only on a per service basis: Lube, oil & lter service, air lter and cabin lter replacement, tire rotation and balance, tire repairs, battery service and replacement, wiper blade replacement, brake adjustments, multipoint inspection, and headlight & tail light bulb replacement. For a limited term on select models with approved credit. ^Interest accrues from date of purchase. All offers exclude tax,tag, title, registration and include dealer fees. See dealer for details. Offers expire at month end. SALES, SERVICE AND PART S OPEN 7 DAY S A WEEK $0 + 0% APR+ 0 = 0DownFinancingPayments Til the 4th of July^Reasons Not To Come In Today! Tampa FREE SHUTTLE TO ELLENTON MALL WHILE YOU WAIT!Bigger & BetterThan Ever Before!Non-synthetic oil only, up to 5 qts max plus tax and disposal fee. ALL MAKES AND MODELS!OIL & FILTER CHANGE$14.95