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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWS County officials joined SouthShore library advocates and friends to formally recognize efforts and ingenuity that created the James J. Harkins IV Plaza See page 14 The heat turns up in the summer for organizations that help the needy. Jobs diminish and so do the donations.See page 5 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE:Seniors all over South County prepare for graduations which will take place between June 1 and 5. This is a photograph of the East Bay High School Steering Club submitted by the schools Yearbook Staff. CLASS 2012 CLASS2012 May 31 2012 Volume 56 Number 19 Valedictorians, salutatorians at local high schools talk about their plans By PENNY FLETCHER% firstname.lastname@example.orgSOUTH COUNTY Its hard to believe another year has rolled around to graduation time. Interviewing the valedictorians and salutatorians at East Bay, Lennard and Riverview high schools is always fun because these students have interesting stories to tell and important plans for their futures. As always, it wasnt hard to see why these particular students stood out from their peers. Starting May 15 with interviews at East Bay, home of the Indians and the oldest of the three South County high schools, Principal Maria Gsell was preparing for her first East Bay graduation, this being her first year at the school. With 437 students graduating, she said its been a busy year. Class valedictorian Kendall MacDonald of Apollo Beach, daughter of Troy and Paula MacDonald, has a weighted grade-pointaverage of 7.02. Captain of both the golf and soccer teams, she also served as president of student government; is a member of the National Honor Society; and has participated on the Steering Committee of each class during all four years at the school. When I met with her she was organizing a 5K run to benefit the young woman who was assaulted outside the Bloomingdale Branch Library three years ago. Now 17, Kendall plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall because she says it has the nations Number 1 nursing program. At this point in life, Kendall says she hopes to become a nurse specializing in anesthesia, but because the school has a good graduate program that allows her to check out other specialties, she will get to experience other nursing specialties while there and make her choice later. East Bay salutatorian Juan Claudio Monsalve of Riverview, son of Leonardo and Margarita Monsalve, has a weighted grade-point-average of 6.33. Having only been in the United States six years, he is originally from the Republic of Colombia and spent several years in the ESOL (English as a Second Language) program as he knew no English when he arrived. Now 18, Juan not only speaks fluent English and Spanish, but is learning See GRADUATES TALK ABOUT PLANS, page 10 East Bay Valedictorian Kendall MacDonald East Bay Salutatorian Juan Claudio Monsalve NOINTERESTFinancing Available Terms to suit your needs PROBLEM SOLVED! MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring DealerFamily Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Well show you how to find the right floor at a price that will make you wonder why you waited so long!
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Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified Minimally Invasive Solution For Your Vein Problems No Incisions Safe, Effective, Affordable Insurance Accepted Accredited Ultrasound Lab In-Office ProcedureFeel Free To Show Your Legs! www.ErasersInc.com 4020 State Road 674, Suite 2, Sun City Center South County chambers use technology to benefit many By MELODY JAMESON email@example.comBy harnessing advances in technology and combining interactive software, South Hillsboroughs chambers of commerce are harvesting new benefits for both their members and area consumers. All three of the regions primary business oriented organizations the Greater Riverview, SouthShore and Sun City Center chambers now are using software programs that provide their members with greater visibility throughout their markets and consumers with more detailed information on which to base their buying decisions. Two of them have purchased and installed identical software known as ChamberMaster. The third has installed and used a similar program called Chamber Nation, but now is considering a switch. All three, though, consider the softwares concepts assets for their members and beneficial for the public. Basically, the programs work in conjunction with each chambers website. Access to the extensive amount of useful information is gained through each chambers homepage. The program, owned by its producer, essentially is rented to the chambers, which then pay for it on a monthly basis in differing amounts related to the number of its members. Generally offered to chamber members as part of their dues package, the programs from the member perspective provide several layers of exposure within a directory as close to consumers as their computers. These layers include a directory homepage for the business entity, customized with details pertinent to its operation, and possibly including news of specials or even downloadable coupons. A member business also can be listed among all of the business entities in that chamber in the same category. In addition, for those members paying a nominal fee, a top-ofthe-list ranking with eye-catching graphics like logos or photos also may be available. For consumers, the programs generate not only the vital statistics of member business contact options, locations and hours of operation, but also descriptions of the enterprises functions, lines of goods, types of services. The buying public also can access the chambers programs to determine how many business members are engaged in the same area of commerce, whether there are a number of competitors or a very limited number. The chamber programs have other components, too, that support the organizations internal management. Communications modules give the staffs options for member newsletters and event calendars and special occasion promotions. The individual managements can use their program to produce reports for their board of directors, such as how many visits to the chamber website have been made in a given span of time. Yet another management tool is the financial records component where a chambers fiscal picture can be easily maintained. Members even can signal their intent to participate in a program or attend an event through the programs. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in the Boardwalk of Riverview office park on Gibsonton Drive, was the first of the three South County chambers to try out ChamberMaster, according to Tanya Doran, its executive director. And in the three-plus years her members have been using it, satisfaction has reigned, she said. One of its best features, Doran pointed out, is that once equipped with their passwords, members are able to participate hands on by logging into the chamber website, www. riverviewchamber.com. Their customized place in the GRCCs ChamberMaster directory is provided to each of the 547 members in the organization with their annual dues payment, beginning at $160 for a business employing one to five persons, Doran said. An upgraded role in the directory including logos or photos and more text options are available to members for another $100 annually or for $30 per quarter, she added. The GRCC executive also noted she has been particularly pleased with the ChamberMaster customer service, willingness to listen to suggestions and quick, competent response to questions. She and her staff have taken advantage of both CM webinars and one-on-one problem walkthroughs on the telephone, she said. All in all, Doran added, the program has helped her organization function more efficiently, centralizing information, saving time, fostering a one-stop shop. If a computer program can be warm and fuzzy, she added, this one is a tool that helps people connect and connects with people. The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, which now serves both the Apollo Beach and Ruskin business communities following a merger last year, has been introducing the ChamberMaster functions to its 370 members this month, according to Joel Meek, president. Meek and Ron Simpson, president elect, have been conducting workshops for a few members at time, demonstrating various facets of the program, underscoring how members can use it to their advantages. SouthShore, too, furnishes its members with access to all of the individual business pages, including the customizable directory home page, as part of the annual membership fee which begins at $200 on the fewest employees level. SouthShore members interested in the enhanced upgrade, giving them such additions as logo/ photo capacity, extra keywords and priority placement atop the business category listing, may buy in for $150 per year or $15 per month after their first three months, Meek noted. While SouthShore members See CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, page 22
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Graphic Arts / Layout email@example.com Chere Simmons .... Graphic Arts / Layout firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Sloan ............. Composition / Layout email@example.com The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, a Russian psychologist, is best known for his work in the area of conditioned response. He utilized dogs in some of his experiments and, over a period of time, he found if he rang a bell each time he fed them, they would salivate at the sound of a bell. At first, the food had to be readily present and later, saliva tion occurred whether there was food present or not. Thats as much as most of us have learned about Pavlovs exper iments. Later research has shown people can be conditioned in much the same way. No, I dont mean they will salivate if you ring a bell; but if you create a certain stimuli on a regular basis and connect that stimuli with some sort of reward, they will begin doing whatever you want them to do, even in the absence of the rewardas long as the stimuli is present. In Pavlovs experiments, he found the conditioned salivary response did continue even in the absence of food, but only for a short period of time. In other words, the conditioned response was only temporary if the reward was not present. Additional research has shown the same is true of people. If we condition them to a response that is dependent upon a reward, they will continue to respond even without the reward, but only for a short time. We have to be careful of the bell we ring, because if we cannot produce the expected reward, we will soon see a decrease in the condiBy William Hodges tioned response. For example, a new manager of a fast food restaurant told everyone in his store they were getting a wage increase of 10 cents per hour; but, in return, the crew had to hit a specified productivity increase. In this instance, the promise was the bell, the wage increase was the reward, and the conditioned response was that the crew worked harder. He did this two more times. Each time he promised the wage increase, got the productivity, and then provided the wage increase. When the manager saw the crew would work harder on the basis of a promise, he made a promise he could not keep. There was no more money for a wage increase. Initially, the crew worked harder. But even when additional promises were made, their productivity began to fall off. At this point, was Pavlovs theory of conditioned response working? Yes it was. The bell he rang was a promise he could not keep. There was no money, hence no reward; therefore the crew did not respond. Even when money became available and the manager could dole out a certain amount of raises, the promise of future raises never had the same effect. He had rung a false bell, and the conditioned response of the crew was to disbelieve him. I think it becomes easy to see that it is a simple matter to condition people in a particular wayif we can produce the rewards we promise. We must be very careful what we promise and be sure to follow through with the rewards. Look around you over the next week and see how many times you can see examples of conditioned responses in yourself your family, coworkers and friends. It might be as simple as a ringing phone. That stimulates me to answer it because I like to find out who is on the other end. I know that if the phone was dead very often when I answered it, I would soon quit answering it. The reward would be gone. Look also at the conditioned responses you have created in others. What bells are you ringing, and are you giving out enough rewards to keep the desired responses coming? Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.billhodges.comBe careful with promises -have the rewards when you ring bell John Hook Jr. Named to Deans List at The CitadelJohn Michael Hook Jr. of Riverview, FL, has been named to the Deans List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Hook Jr. is a cadet seeking a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Deans List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semesters work. Hook Jr. and other Deans List students will be recognized during a military dress parade in the fall. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C., that offers a classic military education for young men and women seeking a college experience that is mean ingful, academically strong and is focused on educating and develop ing principled leaders for a strong military and a global workforce. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net
MAY 31, 2012 5 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. F INANCIAL S ERVICES I NC 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. Cool Car Cruise In this Saturday, June 2Cruise on down toThe DOG HOUSEand experience our 204 W. Shell Point Rd.813-419-4325LOOK FOR THE BLACK TRAILER! Welcome Marie, Nail Tech, to our staff Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in the Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny)634-5422 Mani/Pedi Combo $30 Special $10 $7Exp. 6/30/12 Summer HeatDonors leave but needs get more desperate email@example.comThe heat turns up in the summer for organizations that help the needy. Heat as in pressure that is. Its the saddest time of the year for so many, said Pastor Dora Cruz from the Lords Lighthouse in Ruskin. Speaking from her hospital bed in Tampa General Hospital just days after having PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSWhen manpower and money are short, people at organizations that help the needy have to come up with all kinds of new ideas. Here Alecia Pacheco, manager of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Ruskin, shows how she uses plastic shower curtain hooks instead of hangers to save money and also manpower because people do not have to remove clothes to see waist sizes so no manpower is needed to hang them back up. Lacking money, supplies and help, staff at St. Vincent de Paul removed unused shelving strips from walls and used them to make shelves over the hanging racks to put items like shoes, toys, pillows and books. The shelves are not solid across but are made of two metal strips each with cloth over them so the items are reachable by customers and wont fall through. Solid shelving would have cost about $300 apiece over each rack. surgery, Cruz was still anxious to be interviewed. Anything that will help those who cannot help themselves, she told me. The farm workers have no work and the snowbirds go back up North. There are always unmet needs in the summer. But its not just farm workers who need help. Alecia Pacheco, manager of Ruskins St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store which is run by the St. Anne Catholic Conference, has come up with several new ways to help the needy without embarrassing them. First of all, she and her volunteers have completely rearranged the inside of the store to look like a department store. But she had to use some unconventional techniques to get by with too little money and manpower to serve growing local needs. Lacking shelving but unable to pay the $300 (each) for metal store-type shelving to go on top of hanging racks, she took old inch-wide shelving strips from the walls and spread them about six-to-eight inches apart and covered them with cloth. Bolted on top of the hanging racks, these can hold lightweight items such as shoes, toys and pillows, and are at a height that can be reached by customers. Putting bins and baskets of underwear and socks in the back of aisles of clothes racks enables the homeless and other poor who need them to look through the things they can get for free without being watched by other customers, Pacheco said. Here they dont have to feel threatened by anything. Another new trick she has developed is to use plastic shower rings that come 12 to a pack in the Dollar stores instead of hangers. Not only is it much cheaper for hanging clothing on racks, but people do not have to remove them to hold out the waist and judge the size. We dont have the people to go around picking things up and putting them back on the shelves and hangers all day, she explained. This way, people have a pretty good idea whether it will fit or not before they take the pants or whatever off the rack. While there is always clothing for adults, especially women, there is a consistent lack of mens shoes and childrens clothing and other kids items. We cant forget the children, Pacheco said. The older generation knows about reuse and donating, but they dont. And if they dont learn as children, there wont be donations when theyre the adults. Back-to-school is an especially hard time for families, she said. The store is about to get more involved with that. Right now, there are events that give away back-to-school items like notebooks and pencils, back packs and new clothing to farm workers at several local farm worker agencies, but everybody who needs these things isnt in the farm worker population. Staff and officers at St. Vincent de Paul hope to change that soon. School is hard enough on the kids, especially the poorer kids, Pacheco said. If they dont have the clothes and back packs and things like the others, they get laughed at. Theres enough pressure for them without that. Middle and high school clothing and items are especially needed, she said. We have a generation gap in our donations. It is easy to see that on the shelves. Since the store was organized to resemble a department store, clothing is divided by size and style, with boutiqueoffice wearin one place and outside work and play clothes in another. The children and teens sections need things now. Dishes and pots and pans are often displayed in a setting to appear like a dining room or kitchen counter. Its these small touches that take the time but they matter, Pacheco said. Volunteers have put plants outside and done other landscaping. Soon other volunteers said they will paint the interior of the store, which is located by turning east on 11th Ave. N.E. just south of St. Anne Catholic Church off U.S. 41, then turning left at the dead end and going one block. Meanwhile across town, Doreen Rivera, office manager at the Lords Lighthouse on the corner of State Road 674 and Ninth Street SE on the property of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin, says they are mostly lacking in items that cannot be purchased by food stamps. While clothing and non perishable foods are always needed for the Community Cupboard there and the one operated at St. Anne Catholic Church and others around the area, mostly people ask for things like toiletries, shampoo, laundry detergent, and soap.When people donate time and money this summer, they can be sure they are giving to worthwhile causes in South County no matter which recipient they choose. We even see people come in who have to go to a funeral who havent got proper clothing so we have given them suits, Pacheco said, showing a rack of ties. Its bad enough to have to bury a loved one. But think of not having any clothes to wear to their funeral. Coming away from talking with several people who work with South Countys poorest residents every day can give you a feeling of independence and joy just to be able to drive to a place where you have a roof over your head in a car thats fit to run on the road. Wild Wednesdays GOLF CLUB AT CYPRESS CREEK1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin 813-634-8888 Ext. 2 Sunday A la Carte Brunch10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Fish Fry Fridays$9.95+ tax & gratuity 4 8 p.m. 10% OffAll EntreesWednesdays 4 7 p.m.
6 MAY 31, 2012James Kimbrough receives appointmentGovernor Rick Scott announced the appointment of James H. Kimbrough to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. Kimbrough, 72, of Crystal River, has been the vice chairman of the Tampa region for SunTrust Bank since 1967. He has served on the Tampa Bay Partnership Transportation Committee since 2002 and is a former member of the Florida Transportation Commission, serving from 1991 to 1999. Since 1992, he has served on the Pasco Economic Development Council and on the Citrus Economic Development Council. He served on the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board from 1980 to 1986, as well as four years on the Pasco Hernando Community College Board of Trustees. Kimbrough received a bachelors degree from the University of Florida and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking. He is appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Shawn E. Harrison for a term beginning May 18, 2012, and ending September 20, 2013.RCMA School Board to meetThe RCMA School Board meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4 at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 C.R. 672, Wimauma. Open to the public. For more information, call Maria Jimenez at (239) 289-7995.Brandon Regional announces new programBrandon Regional Hospital announces the establishment of its Heart Murmur & Valve Program located on the campus of Brandon Regional Hospital, 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon. The Heart Murmur & Valve Program is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart murmur and valve conditions. Many times, valve conditions will be noticed through a heart murmur discovered by the primary care physician. Together, with primary care physicians, a cardiologist and a cardiac valve surgeon evaluates, diagnoses and develops a treatment plan for valve conditions. The Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital offers valve conferences where all interested physicians can collaboratively review the patients case and decide on the best plan for treatment or ongoing followup. The program offers access to, and evaluates the patient for eligibility for the latest minimally invasive procedures. If surgery is necessary, patients can take heart they are being cared for at a nationally ranked cardiothoracic surgery program with specific recognition by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals. For more information, for a free assessment or to schedule an appointment, call 855-MURMUR1 or 855-687-6871. BUSINESS NEWS New chef in townScott Mullen is the new Executive Chef at Cypress Creek Golf & Country Club. Mullen was educated at the Philadelphia Restaurant School during the time frame the school was the second largest restaurant school in America. Soon after graduation Mullen was identified as one of the top 25 upcoming chefs by The Philadelphia Magazine. He also hosted a weekly live cooking show in the Philly area. Within the next 10 years, Mullen had won numerous awards and became the Executive Chef for two historic restaurants in the Philadelphia area, the Duling Kurtz and the Cedar Hollow Inn. Both restaurants date back to the 1700s and boast a clientele of celebrities, athletes, and politicians, including the President of the United States. Mullens family was living in Florida so he moved here in 2001. Before joining Cypress Creek, he was the Executive Chef at River Wilderness Country Club in Parrish.Local golf cart shop moves to the frontThe Golf Cart Shop of Sun City, also known as Alumacar of Sun City Center is getting a new location. The popular golf cart business is stepping to the front by moving to the A-1 Connection building located at 1509 Rickenbacker Dr. in Sun City Center. With the move comes frontage on S.R. 674, a gorgeous showroom that quadruples the square footage of their service department and complements their customer service. The golf cart business will remain one of the only dealers in Hillsborough County that converts and sells new low speed vehicles and services all makes and models. They sell, service and rent HDK, Club Car, EZ Go, Yamaha, Alumacar, Gem Car, Columbia Par Car, TruRyde, Melex, and Fairplay. Amenities offered are free battery maintainance with the cheapest labor rate in the industry, free pick up and delivery for SCC residents, PGA accreditization plus it remains family owned and operated. Look for their Grand-reopening later this month. For more information call Matt at (813) 634-2278.DJ offers Sensational Lights and Dance ExperienceDaniel Meunier, DJ Slade, offers residents and local organizations the opportunity to enjoy state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection screens for viewing and dancing to music videos/visualizations. He can provide a personal picture montage for weddings, christenings, Eagle ceremonies, special events or corporate functions. Over the last 10 years DJ Slade has enjoyed an extensive radio and mobile DJ career. He has had the distinct pleasure to entertain thousands of customers and listeners with professional, reliable and personal service. Daniel received a BA in Communication and is a Wimauma resident. You might have seen him riding his horse, Slade, whose name is an acronym for his business name, Sensational Lights and Dance Experience. To check out highlights and gather more information, search for DJ Slade Productions on Facebook or call (813) 297-4623. ERICA LINDSAYAir Force Airman 1st Class Erica Lindsay graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Erica is the daughter of Larry Lindsay of Amherst Street, Corona, CA, and granddaughter of Adele Darling of Oak Forest Drive, Riverview. She is a 2009 graduate of West Valley High School, Hemet, CA.IAN D. MILLSMarine Corps Pvt. Ian D. Mills, son of Joanie Mills of Ruskin, and Darrell B. Mills, of Sarasota, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Mills and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Mills spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Mills and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps core values -honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Mills and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as Marines for the first time in their careers. JEFFREY BRESCHNavy Seaman Recruit Jeffrey Bresch, a 2011 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL with honors. During the eight-week program, Bresch completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.A walk for hope Julie Weintraubs Hands Across the Bay presents A Walk for Hope and Help on Saturday, June 9. This 1.5 mile walk/fundraiser is intended to help make a change in the Tampa Bay area by increasing awareness for suicide prevention. Check-in will be at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will take place at the beautiful Fort De Soto Park East Beach and will feature the walk, a balloon memorial release and a chance to win great prizes including a diamond ring donated by The Gold & Diamond Source. Lunch will be provided by Carrabbas. It will be an opportunity to unite the surrounding communities in the fight against suicide, substance abuse, domestic violence and 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 31 -Bar Games at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 Auxiliary Bake Sale from noon til gone. NO DINNER. Music by Sister Act from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, June 6 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. American Sewing Guild to meetThe Brandon/Eastbay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at the Brandon Recreation Center located at 502 East Sadie St. in Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. The program this month will be their completed items from the ugly fabric challenge and a visit from Donna of Quilts on Plum Lane. This will be the last meeting until September. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, call Darlene Youmans at (813) 671-8852. The Military Family Support Trust (MFST) participated in an Award Ceremony on May 9 at Riverview High School in River view, to honor outstanding JROTC students. The Cadets receiving medals, certificates and monetary awards were Freshman Cadet Matthew Tolbert, Sophomore Cadet Taren Harris, Junior Cadet Yliana Nieves, and Senior Cadet Austin Hintze. These awards are presented annually by the MFST to a Cadet in each class who has demon strated outstanding military and scholastic achievements and leadership (Jr. and Sr.) as well as specific GPA and rankings within their class. MFSTs website is mobc-online. org. Left to right: Sophomore Cadet Taren Harris; Freshman Cadet Matthew Tolbert; MFST President/CEO Don Schings; Senior Cadet Austin Hintze; and Junior Cadet Yliana Nieves.JROTC students recognized Guest speaker is Sandy MurmanThe Riverview Womans Clubs monthly meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on 13050 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. Guest speaker will be County Commissioner Sandy Murman. The cost is $12 at the door. For reservations or more information call Donna Lee Fore 813528-0902 or contact@pfautoglass. com. bullying. To show your support, to pre-register and for more information, visit www.handsacrossthebay.org, scroll down to Walk for Hope and Help and click on the yellow ribbon. Last date to preregister is Wednesday, June 6.
MAY 31, 2012 7 Join Dr. Michelle Halcomb for aFREE SEMINARPlease call 813-634-3396 for reservations. Seating is limited.Learn what can be done to alleviate the symptoms of Dry Mouth! Do you suffer from dry mouth? www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Superior Auto Sports Inc. revs up for businessRecently Superior Auto Sports, Inc. hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their grand opening. The new business is located at 2210 Hwy 301 S, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida, and will be featuring auto sales as well as an extensive supply of auto accessories. For more information, call 813-363-2798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Triangle Resolutions relocates In mid-May Triangle Resolutions hosted a joint ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of their new location at 6322 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview. Triangle Resolutions, LLC provides licensed and board certified mental health counseling, education, resource development, and assessment in the Tampa Bay area to rapidly reduce and effectively eliminate problematic responses of the mind. For additional information, contact (813) 413-7575 or healing@ triangleresolutions.com.PHOTO BY HHUTH & BBOOTH PHOTOGRApPHY PHOTO BY HHUTH & BBOOTH PHOTOGRApPHY BUSINESS NEWS A new treatment regimen can help some patients who have blood cancer to live disease-free longer, University of Florida researchers and colleagues have found. Low doses of a drug called lenalidomide can help hold off the return of multiple myeloma after bone marrow transplantation. Patients who took the drug to maintain health also lived longer than those who did not take the drug. In choosing maintenance therapy we look at a few things, said study co-author Jan S. Moreb, M.D., clinical director of hematologic malignancies in the UF College of Medicines division of hematology/oncology and a member of the UF Shands Cancer Center. One is quality of life, the other is, does it prolong remission? And the bottom line is, do patients have longer survival? this drug fits the bill. The findings were published May 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Two other international trials in the same issue of the journal also support lenalidomide use for maximizing the duration of cancer remission. Multiple myeloma occurs when an overproduction of blood cells leads to tumors in the bone marrow. People 67 years and older are at greatest risk, and men are more likely than women to develop the disease. More than 16,500 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with multiple myeloma and almost 11,000 people died from it in 2007, the latest year for which there is comprehensive data, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bone marrow transplantation followed by drug treatment has emerged as an effective therapy, but the drugs in current use are too toxic to be used long term. One such drug is thalidomide, known for causing a rash of birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s. Lenalidomide, a much less toxic relative, is FDA-approved for use when myeloma resurfaces after a period of remission. The researchers wanted to see whether it could also be used off-label to provide a new, safer option to keep disease away after stem cell transplantation has removed the cancer. The drug, a tablet that patients can take at home, exerts its anti-cancer effect in various ways, including preventing the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. In the study, which ran from 2005 to 2009, 460 patients younger than 71 who had had a blood stem cell transplant were randomly assigned to receive low doses of either lenalidomide or a formulation that did not contain the drug. Patients on the test drug were disease-free longer than others. They went three years and three months before disease progressed, on average, whereas those not on the drug got sick again after only a year and nine months. Not only did the drug slow disease progression, it also prolonged life. At the time of analysis, 85 percent of those who took the drug had survived, compared with 77 percent of those who had not taken it. Thats a pretty important landmark to see, because ultimately thats our goal to improve overall survival, said Sagar Lonial, M.D., a professor and vice chairman of clinical affairs at Emory University School of Medicine department of hematology and medical oncology. Lonial was not involved in the current study. The drug did have some negative effects, namely a small increase in the rate of other types of cancer such as breast cancer and leukemia. Eighteen patients who took the drug developed other cancers, compared with six who had not taken the drug. Even so, the rate of survival without disease progression remained higher among patients who had taken the drug. I would say it is worth it, said the studys lead author Philip McCarthy, M.D., a professor of oncology and director of the blood and marrow transplant program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. Obviously patients need to discuss this with their physicians, but we think the benefit outweighs the risk. The researchers say a list of criteria that make patients good candidates for the treatment must be developed. And more studies have to be done to learn whether patients benefit equally or whether different patients require different treatment strategies. The current objective is to define which patients gain the greatest benefit, and which need more intensive or less intensive approaches, Lonial said. Recent UF&Shands news releases are available at www.news. health.ufl.edu/ or www.shands. org/news/archive/ A guide to UF health and medical experts is available at http:// www.experts.ufl.edu/UF physician, colleagues identify successful blood cancer therapy
8 MAY 31, 2012 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031RIVERVIEWMOOSELODGE2158.ORGUPCOMING EVENTSAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. NEW Website: Check it out!! Wednesday Dinners are Chefs Choice Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday Dinners are Tacos and Burgers from 5-7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Steak / Fish / Shrimp Dinner includes burgers and sides from 5 7 p.m., Karaoke Kat at 7:30 p.m. Texas Hole em with all proceeds for Asha Taylor and her trip to Alaska. at 3 p.m.with beer specials, wings and free pool and bar gamesPrepare to sail Join the Ruskin Elks on the Ruby Princess as they set sail for Princess Cay Bahamas, St. Maarten and other ports. The Ruby Princess is a beautiful cruise ship with a variety of staterooms, balconies and mini suites. The group will depart from the Ruskin Elks Lodge on a bus on January 13, 2013 and travel to the Fort Lauderdale pier before setting sail to Princess Cay, St Maarten, St Thomas, Grand Turk and Caicos Islands. Staterooms start at $943 all inclusive. To reserve your place call Howard Elkin of Discover Travels at 941-916-9825 or 941-628-3630. Mention that you are traveling with the South Hillsborough Elks. Tickets donated to Veterans hospitalIn honor of Memorial Day and in recognition of our troops, Mummies of the World Touring Company, LLC, producer of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, and MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) made a charitable donation of more than $10,000 in family four-packs of tickets to the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital during a special presentation at MOSI on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Since 1972, the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. This hospital is the busiest of four polytrauma facilities in the nation, making services available to more than 116,000 veterans living in a four-county area of Florida. The $10,000 in family four-packs donated by Mummies of the World and MOSI will provide James A. Haley Veterans patient families the opportunity to escape for an afternoon and experience the exhibition at their leisure. Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, Ralph Bosek, COO of MOSI, was joined by Stacy Sidman, general manager for Mummies of the World Touring Company, in presenting the tickets to Roy L. Hawkins, Jr., deputy director of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Two patients were also onsite to share in the occasion. featuring an astounding collec tion of 150 specimens including real human and animal mummies, and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Ancient Egypt. The exhibition is currently on display at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) in Tampa, FL through Sept. 9, 2012. More information is avail able online at www.mummiesoft heworld.com. Visit us on the Webwww.ObserverNews.net
MAY 31, 2012 9East Bay Watchby Michael CooperSince 1931 Larmon Furniture has served the community. For the last six years which is the young history of flag football in the county, Larmon Furniture has recognized the Outstanding Flag Football Player of the Year. This trophy is awarded to the best senior from one of 27 high schools in Hillsborough County. After nominations are received, the head coaches of all the high schools vote on the best player. This year, East Bays Stephanie Williams received the Larmon Furnitures Outstanding Flag Football Player Left to right: Scot Tipton, East Bay Athletic Director; Michael Cooper, Head Coach; Stephanie Williams; and Jimmy Kalamaras, Larmon Furniture.honors. With over 11,000 career pass yards and 153 passing TDs, coaches recognized that Williams is an elite player and one of the best ever to play the sport of high school girls flag football. Mr. Jimmy Kalamaras of Larmon Furniture presented the trophy to Ms. Williams at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administration Center in Tampa in the presence of school superintendent Ms. MaryEllen Elia and other school board members. Ms. Williams received one award with a second trophy that will be forever displayed in the East Bay trophy case. This award is one of the highest a girls flag football player may receive. East Bay High School, faculty and students, coaches, players and Stephanie Williams are grateful to Larmon Furniture and the Larmon and Kalamaras families for this award and recognition of excellence! Visit larmonfurniture.com and ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com for more information. 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. 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 31 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 2 Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 3 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 4 Open. Tuesday, June 5 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights May 31June 6Family 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. For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons, for a creative afternoon. Children will go home with an art project. Registration required at either 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. Wee Artists. 3-6 years, will join Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons, for a creative afternoon. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years, join the Art Instructor for a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Adult must be present. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. 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. 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. H-2-Ohhhh! Aquatic Reflections will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. information that may include hints to all the answers. You can also sign up for blog updates in the box Canoeing the Little Manatee River.Enjoy free family-friendly funThere will be several aquatic activity tables set up on the Big Lawn. Plus, since it is National Trails Day, there will be hikes that highlight water-related facts. For instance, did you know that our native prickly pear cactus is a great survival plant for people as well as animals? The flowers produce edible fruit and the prickly pads can be peeled away to provide a moist snack when water is scarce. Cant make the event? You can still enter the prize drawing by filling out the survey on the registration webpage. Since only entries with all correct answers are eligible for the drawing, it will help to attend the event where all the questions will be answered during the morning course. Still cant make the event? During May, the event blog at http://bit.ly/602media will post on the left side of the webpage. Deadline for entries is June 16. Participants are asked to pre-register for H2Ohhh! at www.campbayou.org. H-2-Ohhhh! is sponsored by grant from the Southwest Water Management District. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, Camp Bayou offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families! Its open from ThursdaySaturday from 9 a.m. p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. S.E. in Ruskin. For more information, visit the website at www.campbayou.org or call (813) 641-8545.
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He plans to go to French Polynesia in Tahiti to immerse himself in the French culture, to learn fluent French (and do some surfing on the side!) before starting pre-pharmacy at the University of Tampa in the spring of 2013. He wants to learn French because he says there are not enough French-speaking people in the Jehovahs Witness congregations, of which he is a member. I transferred to the French congregation in Tampa (his parents go to a Spanishspeaking congregation locally) deliberately, he told me. He plans to become a pharmacist but says he wants to spend more time in volunteer ministry than anything else. While at East Bay, he started a chapter of the National Science Honor Society; he plays the violin in the East Bay Orchestra; and is captain of the Swim Team. The schools College and Career Specialist, Kazie Weaver, says this years graduating class does Graduates talk about their plans% not seem as cautious about the economy as last years. Things seem to be looking up. Last year, most graduates opted for community colleges and career training that would take them right into the job market. This year though, Weaver said she didnt see that nearly as much. While each class has its own personality, and economic issues are always important, this years students seemed more willing to take on achieving their highest goals. The economic issues didnt seem to factor in nearly as much as they did last year, she said. Meanwhile, at Lennard, Assistant Principal for Administration John Guarisco has 287 graduates. His valedictorian and salutatorian were also extremely dedicated. Valedictorian Xiaodong Lu, 18, has a weighted GPA of 8.28. She spent her first 11 years in China, while her mother came earlier to the States and got her visa and paperwork ready. Her first five years stateside were near Tacoma, Washington, but her mother and stepfather, Lisa and George Stokes of Ruskin, moved to Florida for the warmer weather. Not only did Xiaodong have to learn English quicklyas she spoke only Mandarin Chineseto catch-up and then surpass her classmates, she also had to deal with a mild hearing loss. I can hear most things, she explained, but I cant hear the difference between like a B and a D and the ticking of a clock. Those kinds of things. Because of this, she was once told she could never play music. While at Lennard, she plays cello in the orchestra and has also taught herself to play flute and piano. She also took one year of lessons on the Chinese harp. She is president of Lennards chapter of the National Honor Society; volunteers at the South Shore Regional Library; is vice president of the librarys Teen Advisory Board that sets up program routines and suggests things to do; is a National Merit Finalist which means she is in the top one-percent of the nations scores on the PSAT; is a member of Lennards Collegiate Academy; and already has earned 80 college credits at Hillsborough Community College through a program of joint learning between HCC and Lennard. Xiaodong says the main difference she sees in Chinese and American education is that in China, students are given all facts to memorize, while in America they are taught conceptual thinking. Her future plans are to study electrical engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa and go into researching alternative energy. The Germans already have a laptop that runs off body heat, she told me. There are so many ways we could use heat that is currently being wasted. Lennards salutatorian Julian Coutoure, 18, has a weighted GPA of 6.2. An artist and musician since the 4th Grade, he plays violin in the schools orchestra, and is self-taught at the piano. I just started playing when I was about five, he told me. He picked most of it up by ear, and then learned to read music while at Cypress Creek Elementary School. He has worked on Ruskins Big Draw, and organized many cultural and artistic events. Julian plans to hold down a doublemajor while at Duke University; both engineering and music. He lives with his grandmother, Carol Coutoure in Ruskin and plans a career in science and research, mostly in computer engineering, he said. Julian is currently the captain of the tennis team and Chess Club champion. Riverviews Principal Bob Heilmann told me he had 505 graduates this year. The valedictorian there is Ashley Bowen, daughter of Major James Bowen. Ashley lives with her grandparents General Thomas Bowen and his wife Margaret in Apollo Beach because her father was recently deployed overseas. At 17, Ashleys weighted GPA is 7.17. She holds an executive position in the schools branch of the National Honor Society; has spent four years in the Science Honor Society and was its vice president in her sophomore year; is an executive member of the Psychology Honor Society; secretary of the Math Club; a member of the Nu Alpha Theta sorority; was a member of the class Steering Committee in both her freshman and sophomore years; and has been in the Spanish Honor Society since 11th Grade. Ashley worked at C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) in Ruskin for her volunteer hours; participates every year in the Relay for Life; and tutors other students in math. She plans to go to the University of South Florida and major in biology and then hopes to go into pre-med to become a dermatologist. I was accepted by some Ivy League schools but decided not to get into a lot of debt for my undergraduate degree, she said. She plans to reapply to Harvard after attending USF. Riverviews salutatorian Emily Kettenburg, 18, is the daughter of Lori and Gary Kettenburg, and does secretarial and clerical work for the company they run out of their home, Kettenburg Construction. A member of the National Honor Society; the vice president of the schools chapter of Nu Alpha Theta; she is a member of the Science, Psychology and Spanish honor societies and worked on the Steering Committee for her first two years of high school and Student Government in the 11th Grade. Emily tutors students in math and volunteers for the Relay for Life each year. She plans to go to the University of Florida as a zoology major, to go into marine biology and already has attained her certificate as a trained Scuba Diver. She especially wants to study sharks and go into some kind of work that will involve both her diving and marine biology skills. * Meanwhile, the South County Career Center located just south of Ruskin anticipates 65 graduates, said Program Advisor Vickie Thomas. Students at the career center earn performance-based diplomas and/or workplace standards skills certificates in careers ranging from construction technology and culinary arts to nursing assistants, emergency medical responders and many areas of business.Graduations are as follows:with East Bay, Lennard and Riverview all being held at Expo Hall Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa Lennard Friday June 1, 8 p.m. Riverview Monday June 4, 8 p.m. East Bay Tuesday June 5, 8 p.m. South County Career Center graduation will be held Friday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the school, 2810 John Sherman Way, just off U.S. 41 south of Ruskin.Lennard Valedictorian Xiaodong Lu Lennard Salutatorian Julian Coutoure Riverview Valedictorian Ashley Bowen Riverview Salutatorian Emily Kettenburg
MAY 31, 2012 11 CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case 482565-36460 MOWW sponsors students for YLC Outstanding Graduate awardCameron Clark (2nd from right) was selected by a panel of judges. Students from six Hillsborough county high schools, several Clearwater high schools, and several schools in the Florida panhandle attended the YLC. All of the finalists were sponsored by the Sun City Center Chapter of The Military Order of World Wars. Generous grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center and the Retired Officer Corporation helped fund this project.Left to right: Jessica Langrud (Lennard HS), Ayrianna Woody ( Lennard HS), Aaron Phillips (Lennard HS), Cameron Clark (Bloomingdale HS), and Brandy Gonzales (Riverview HS). Local graduations are as follows:with East Bay, Lennard and Riverview all being held at Expo Hall Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa Lennard Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. Riverview Monday, June 4, 8 p.m. East Bay Tuesday, June 5, 8 p.m. South County Career Center graduation will be held Friday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the school, 2810 John Sherman Way, just off U.S. 41 south of Ruskin.
12 MAY 31, 2012 As Boy Scout Troop 661 of Ruskin made final preparations for their annual Summer Camp, this past Saturday, they received a donation from Long Tire of Brandon. Every year the troop packs its trailer with camping equipment and boy scouting gear, however; this year prior to making the 500-mile trek to Camp Woodruff in Blairsville, GA, it was a clear decision that the trailer tires would need to be replaced. In light of hard economic times, the troops funds were also lower than normal, so there was no choice but to increase the price of camp in order to make the much needed tire purchase. The troop is traveling this year with 23 scouts and 12 chaperones. This year was particularly tough because one of the troops main fundraisers had to be cancelled. The troop is known for its Pumpkin Bread Sales in November and their Banana Bread sales in April, but due to a health issue of their Camp Cook, the fund raiser needed to be cancelled. When customers were Left to right (back row): Shannon Long, Owner; Denise St. Sauveur, Director of Operations; Jared Duckstein; Alex Cearley; Bill Cusic, Scoutmaster. Front Row: Colton Lewis and Elijah Council.On the road to summer campreached about cancelling their orders, many were understanding and told the scouts to keep their bread money as a donation. Long Tire went a step farther. When Denise St. Sauveur was approached and told of the cancellation of the fundraisers, she brought the problem to her boss, Shannon Long of Long Tires. Long generously offered to replace the troops trailer tires as his donation to the troop. The Troop works hard throughout the year to make summer camp available to all their scout families. They often have a small scholarship fund available to help out scouts who would otherwise not be able to attend due to family financial issues. Troop 661 is very visible within their community and assists with a multitude of service projects and works closely with the Ruskin VFW, the SCC VFW, the Ruskin Elks Lodge, the committee for the Manatee Arts Festival If you would like to contribute to the Scout fund and help a boy go to camp, call Denise St. Sauveur at denise@ longtire.com or at (813) 299-5478. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights May 31June 6Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Mouse and Keyboard In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Teen/Adult Zentangle Notecards Join Artist, Patsy Monk, and learn step-by-step instruction creating different Zentangle patterns with pen and ink. Create notecards celebrating the fourth of July. 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. eBooks and eReaders: An Introduction Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!State Senator Ronda Storms to run for Hillsborugh County Property Appraiser ZOEY OTISOtis is a grey and white male domestic medium hair cat. There isnt a volunteer who can pass by his bed without some cuddle time. He is a very expressive and attractive young cat. Otis says he is looking for a real forever home wont you come and meet him. Otis has been neutered, microchipped, and is current on his shots. Chip # 050127-339. DOB: Jan. 2009
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14 MAY 31, 2012 Try our new8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. p.p. Public service, public art draw kudos at dedication of new library plazaBy MELODY JAMESON email@example.comPublic service and public art shared top billing last week when a unique and long-awaited feature of the SouthShore Regional Library was dedicated. County officials present and past joined library advocates and friends Tuesday to formally recognize the efforts and the ingenuity that created the James J. Harkins IV Plaza, home of Sandpiper Pavilions. The outdoor facility with its artistic accents is the only one of its kind in the entire Hillsborough County library system. County Commissioner Sandy Murman delivered opening remarks calling attention to the plazas unique qualities before presenting a large plaque detailing the tireless efforts of its namesake, Jim Harkins. Harkins, a Sun City Center resident, pushed campaigns to create the regional facility and its multiple aspects on 19th Avenue, beginning early in the last decade. The plaque, Murman told the audience seated in the dappled shade of the pavilions, expresses the appreciation of Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners for Harkins devotion both to the library and to other South County organizations focused on public service. Pointing specifically to Harkins long time involvement with the Hillsborough County Library Board, the SouthShore Friends of the Library support group and the SouthShore Round Table composed of community representatives from throughout the region, commissioners concluded with proud to have you as a resident of Hillsborough County. Similar sentiments were expressed during the dedication by Jan Platt, former county commissioner whose long public career has encompassed strong, consistent advocacy for the library system, and by Jim Johnson, a representative of fertilizer producer, Mosaic, as well as a fellow member of the county library board. Following the formalities, Harkins noted that when the 40,000-square-foot regional library was completed in 2006, space immediately north of the structure was simply a flat, bare concrete surface tucked between the perpendicular walls of the main library and the childrens section. But rather than have just a helicopter pad out there, he said, we were looking for a venue that could be used for public functions by the library and for organization meetings called by the many groups existing in the South County and for community events staged by the numerous sponsors present in the region. This was the genesis of the plaza concept that began to take shape, Harkins indicated. Today, finally completed, the space of about 7,000 square feet is electrically equipped for any number of programs from musical to public address, includes both permanent and moveable seating, much of it shaded for daytime use, and is designed so that full food catering can be accomplished without entering the library building itself. Harkins Plaza also presents a public art display inspired by the variety of salt and freshwater shore birds native to this region See LIBRARY PLAZA, page 22MELODY JAMESON PHOTOVeteran library supporters happily honored one of their own last week during a formal dedication on the James J. Harkins IV Plaza adjoining SouthShore Regional Library. Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman (right) presented Harkins (second from right) a large framed Certificate of Appreciation from commissioners in gratitude for his many public service endeavors on behalf of Hillsboroughs library system. Joining the celebration of public service and public art were Jan Platt (left), long time county commissioner now retired and another library namesake, as well as Jim Johnson (second from left), a fellow county library board member.
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16 MAY 31, 2012 5th Annual Triangular Tournament% The Sandpiper-Renaissance womens golf team won the fifth annual Triangular Tournament, which was played this spring at the Sandpiper course. Sandpiper-Renaissances 18 two-player teams racked up a total net score of 1,122 in the best-ball format, beating out the Scepter contingent, which scored 1,169, and Caloosa Country Clubs entry, with 1,171. The winning club took home a trophy that it will keep until next years tournament. Individual prizes of chits and cash went to six teams from each club: SANDPIPER-RENAISSANCE (white): Beverly Heil and Deloris Durm, first place; Jeanne Doherty and Gene Perry, second; Kathy Norton and Kathy Leesman, third; Betty Rollins and Nancy Birkett, fourth; Kitty Matzkin and Kiyoko Ashendorf, fifth; and Bette Mannon and Louise Caulfield, sixth. SCEPTER (green): Judie Schafers and Connie Toussaint, first; Judy Fenwick and Liz Lewis, second; Jean Jackson and Donna Johns, third; Judy Frank and Dolores Stieper, fourth; Jan Thumberg and Sally Mathews, fifth; and Shirley Stammen and Betty Lou Rosborough, sixth. CALOOSA (red): Joyce Stafford and Mary Lou Underwood, first place; Sue Daveler and Joan Macholl, second; Janice Davis and Sandy Nordruff, third; Joan La Mar and Dolores Phelps, fourth; Donna Gardnerr and Phyllis Taylor, fifth; and Janet Hobbs and Kathi Nicolay, sixth.
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Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919 www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf Dinner 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, June 1, 7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor Saturday, June 2nd, 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, June 8, 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, June 9, 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS SCC Emergency Squad begins major recruiting campaignChief Noreen Schramm welcomes the Tiger Cub Scouts and their parents during a recent show and tell at the Squad. The group was shown through an ambulance and had a complete tour of the building and some of the training facilities. At the first sounds of the siren and bright flashing lights, they had 6 young scouts lining up for future driver training. Parents too were enthused about volunteering opportunities. The Squad welcomes recruits as young as 18 years old. All training and uniforms are provided at no charge. When training is successfully completed, volunteers are State certified as Emergency Medical Responders. Futher training enables a person to become a certified ambulance driver as well. In addition to the ambulance and wheelchair van crews, they also have openings for cooks, dispatchers, and front office personnel. The SCC Emergency Squad is the largest BLS (Basic Life Support) organization in the State of Florida. In 2011, they responded to over 6000 emergency calls. If you are interested in joining this prestigious organization, visit www.scc-ems.us or call 813-633-1411. Girls from local Troop 508 hosted a Girl Scout 100th Anniversary tea party on May 19 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting was attended by over 100 guests; current members of the local Girl Scouting community and alumnae members from Sun City Center. The Sun City Center Womens Club had a very strong and supportive showing at the tea and made it very special by bringing some of their own Girl Scouting items for display. They also shared some of their scouting memories with the audience. The tea served as a fundraiser for the troops upcoming trip in July to Europe, which has been officially planned since 2009 when they enrolled in a 15-day European Tour (Girl Scout Journey) led by EF Tours out of Boston, Mass. The tour company is a leader in International educational travel for students and has adapted those programs to fit Girl Scouting interests. While on tour, the girls will be visiting international Girl Guiding properties in London (Pax Lodge) and Switzerland (Our Chalet). The troop began planning Some of the Girl Scout Alumnae at the 100th Anniversary Tea.The time may have come to scrub the idea that brain plaque deposits of protein that clog passages between brain cells might not be all that bad. University of Florida researchers have discovered that people with no signs of dementia during their lives, even though their brains contained the debris typical of Alzheimers disease, probably would have experienced health problems had they lived longer, according to a study to appear this week in the open access journal Alzheimers Research & Therapy. Scientists suspect patients who experience relatively few cognitive problems even with a substance called amyloid beta protein accumulating in their brains the hallmark of Alzheimers disease might collect a less toxic form of the so-called brain plaque. But UF College of Medicine scientists with colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville found few differences when they compared the postmortem brain tissue of Alzheimers patients with that from people who accumulated plaque without symptoms, a condi-New research dashes notions of benign brain plaquetion known as pathological aging. Pathological aging may be early Alzheimers disease rather than a benign form of amyloid protein deposition, or it may be patients with PA are resistant to the toxic effects of the amyloid plaques, said Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UFs Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. It will be important to understand the differences between these two neurodegenerative pathologies in treatment and prevention efforts. Alzheimers disease is characterized by severe loss of neurons in brain regions important for learning and memory because of overproduction of amyloid beta protein. In a healthy brain, these protein fragments are broken down and eliminated. But when they accumulate, scientists believe amyloid plaque interferes with the brains ability to generate new cells and contributes to tangles twisted masses of protein fibers within the brain cell. The researchers found similar amounts of insoluble amyloid in Alzheimers and pathologically aged brain tissue, with elevated levels in both types of abnormal tissue compared with healthy brain tissue. Researchers also found a great deal of similarity and overlap in the subtypes of amyloid protein, according to Golde, who is also affiliated with UFs McKnight Brain Institute. Experimental models suggest that therapies that target these proteins may be effective in preventing or delaying disease development. Without treatment or prevention breakthroughs, a projected 7.7 million patients in the U.S. will have Alzheimers by 2030, according to the Alzheimers Association. That number will grow to between 11 million and 16 million by 2050. this trip almost 7 years ago with thoughts focusing on Our Chalet in Switzerland but once they found EF Tours and realized they could see additional properties and be part of a planned tour group, they kicked into high gear to raise the funds needed for the trip$3200 per girl! At this time the girls have raised ALL of the money except for a total of $1200 a very small percentage. If you would like any information or details about their trip, email Cyndee Arruda at firstname.lastname@example.org.Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Tea deemed a success Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net
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Sunday, June 10 Flag Day 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 Summer Dance $5, dance to the music of Marc Chamberlain. For more information call 813-645-2089 Jack Lyons, a mentor, enjoys a moment with his student.The Hope Fund receives grantThe Hope Fund has received a onetime grant of $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center to be used to help fund summer programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. Evelyn Lunsford has also made a $500 donation from her Community Foundation fund. The summer programs, which are administered by RCMA in conjunction with The Hope Fund, emphasize tutoring, mentoring, reading, math and science, crafts and recreation plus the Kids Marathon running program, a Kids Cafe that serves healthy snacks, and field trips to broaden the experiences of the children. fifty thousand dollars has been budgeted for the summer activities. Along with the Foundations $20,000 and Ms. Lundsfords $500.00, The Hope Fund will contribute $15,000, and the remainder will come from the parents tuition costs. The Community Foundation serves South Hillsborough County and was formed in 1992 as an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Community Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to make lives better through grants to the arts, human services, technology, education, and community development. It has relationships with over 100 non-profit organizations in the local area, for which they administer endowments. The grant to The Hope Fund came from the Hadley and Helen Hill and the DagnyBrady Funds. The Foundation administers these funds according to the legally binding wishes of the donors. The Hope Funds main goal is to raise funds through grants, donations, and fundraisers (mainly Breakfast and Bingo), so that scholarships can be offered for the after-school and summer programs to families that cannot afford the full tuition, which is $38 per week per child, or $1368 per school year. Most families qualify for reduced tuition, which is $30 per week or $20 per week, depending on whether they qualify for the reduced or free lunch programs at their regular school. The summer tuition is $40 per week for 10 weeks for all children and includes lunch and snacks. The Hope Fund is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and is dedicated to enriching the lives of at-risk children. Volunteers come mainly from Sun City Center and Kings Point, and Valencia Lakes. The volunteers find that their lives are greatly enriched by working with these special children. Call Carla Miles at 634-4268 if you want information about The Fund, if you want to volunteer, or if you wish to make a tax-deductible donation. View their website at www.the-hope-fund.org to learn more. Dear EarthTalk: Ive seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really back to normal? -Paul Shea, Dublin, OH The Gulf of Mexico may be open for business and eager to attract tourists, but its still unclear whether or not marine and coastal ecosystems there are healthy two years after BPs offshore drilling rig exploded 40 miles off the Louisiana coast, eventually releasing 205.8 million gallons of oil into the water column. Five months after the April 2010 disaster the Obama administration released a detailed recovery plan, calling for spending up to $21 billionmost which would come from BPs civil penalties on clean-up and long-term ecosystem restoration. With much of this workdesigned to complement the restorative powers of Mother Naturewell underway, some observers are pleased with the results so far. The natural recovery is far greater than what anybody hoped when it happened, says James Morris, a University of South Carolina biologist and a member of the National Research Council committee tasked by Congress to assess the effects of the spill on the Gulfs ecosystem. The fears of most peoplethat there would be a catastrophic collapse of the ecosystem in the Gulfnever materialized. The fisheries have come back like gangbusters, Morris reports. One of the interesting findings was that after the oil spill, bait fish populations collapsed, and predator populations boomed. The reason was that there was no fishing pressure on the top predators because people stopped fishing after the spill. So the predator fish populations rebounded, and they grazed down their prey. Not everyone shares such a rosy view. The international environmental group Greenpeace reports: Throughout the food chain, warning signs are accumulating. Dolphins are sick and dying. Important forage fish are plagued with gill and developmental damage. Deepwater species like snapper have been stricken with lesions and their reefs are losing biodiversity. Coastal communities are struggling with changes to the fisheries they rely upon. Hard-hit oyster reefs arent coming back and sport fish like speckled trout have disappeared from some of their traditional haunts. Still other observers argue that two years is not enough time to tell whether the regions ecosystems will be severely damaged long term. We really dont know the effects the Deepwater Horizon spill had in the deep sea because we know little about the ecosystem processes there, reports Gary Cherr, director of UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory and a lead author on a recently released paper published in the journal Bioscience. Cherr and his fellow researchers, including leading oceanographers, ecotoxicologists, and ecologists, conclude that scientists need more time to study how to contain damage from such accidents, especially given the trend to seek new sources of oil in off-shore regions around the U.S. and beyond. The deep sea is not a dead zone. Its not a desert. Theres a lot of life down there, adds Cherr. Unfortunately its not until a disaster happens that we try to piece together the impacts. Thats difficult to do when you dont have a complete or even partialunderstanding of the ecosystem. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine Send questions to: earthtalk@ emagazine.com. CREDIT: U.S. COAsST GuUARDBP offshore drilling station during disasterous spill in April of 2010.Earthtalk
20 MAY 31, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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 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. 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 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityALL ARE WELCOME! WORSHIP SERVICES: 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)11:00 a.m. .....................................................Bilingual 4:00 p.m. .........................................................Casual Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Bookstore 633-8595 Expanding Services?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111Area Obituaries Viola D. BaumannViola D. Baumann, 85, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully at home May 20, 2012. Viola was born in Library, Pa. on November 20, 1926 to Rudolph and Stefanie Dolence. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and The John Robert Powers School of Modeling; married in Las Vegas, Nevada to Glenn Baumann on April 30, 1960; was employed by Duquesne Light Company for over 45 years and worked at Shippingport Atomic Power Station during its entire existence. Among her many interests were dancing, traveling, fishing, flying, sewing and lawn bowling. She was predeceased in death by her brother, Robert Dolence in May, 1990. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, a sister, Alycia Martin of Las Vegas, NV and an aunt, Anne Katusin of Largo, FL. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Lifepath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. No memorial services are planned at this time. Herman Lester JohnsHerman Lester Johns of Ruskin was born to proud parents Nov 3, 1933. He was united with the lord May 12, 2012. He is survived by 4 daughters, Ellyn Spieler, Denise Fillmon, Sandra Fundora, Marilyn Buss; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. June 2, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Ruskin 820 College Ave. West, Ruskin Fl. Florence Paul SharkeyFlorence Paul Sharkey, 89, passed from this life to one of eternity on May 4, 2012 at Sun Terrace Health Care Center, Sun City Center, Florida. Mrs. Sharkey was born in Montague, MA. She attended St. Anns Parochial School in Turners Fall, MA and was a graduate of St. Anns Academy in Marlborough, MA. She was employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation in Greenfield, MA from 1941 to 1943. She served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946 and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. From 1946 to 1947 she worked for the Civilian Production administration in Washington, DC. When that Agency was disestablished, she was employed by the National Bureau of Standards. She received a Superior Accomplishment Award in 1972 and the US Department of commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service in 1975. She retired in 1977 with over 32 years of Federal Service. She was a daily Communicant and Eucharistic Minister at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, FL, where she taught classes for the making of Countless rosary beads for missionaries all over the world. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, James F. Sharkey and a nephew, Richard Laurie, formally of Greenfield, MA. Survivors include her nieces, Patricia A. Rogers of Cape Cod, MA, Anne Conti of South Hadley, MA, Yvette Bissell of Turners Falls, MA, and Mary Ann Casey of Scranton, PA; nephews George Sharkey of W. Wyoming, PA, Joseph Sharkey of Lasfin, PA, John Sharkey of Glen Garden, NJ and Thomas Sharkey of Moosic, PA. Mrs. Sharkey also leaves several great and great, great nieces and nephews and a great, great, great nephew. She was particularly close to her faithful caregiver, Mary Lou Bascunan of Sun City Center, FL. A memorial mass will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Fl. Burial will take place alongside her husband James and family at Saint Anns Cemetery, Turner Falls, MA. at a later date. Donations in Mrs. Sharkeys name may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa FL. 33609 If anyone says, I love God, yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20Seeds of the SowerA middle-aged couple was awakened one night when the smoke detector sounded. Grabbing his wife by the arm, he led her down the hallway and out of the house into the front yard safely. He looked at his wife expecting a word of thanks, but noticed that she was smiling. Troubled, he asked, Why are you smiling? Tonight, she answered, is the first time that weve gone out together in five years. Unfortunately, there are too many times in life when we are brought together by tragedy rather than tenderness, hopelessness rather than helpfulness, pain rather than pleasure. Success in marriage is more than finding the right person; it is being the right person. Success in family living is more than being together, it is loving together. Success in relationships is more than doing, it is being the person God would have you to be. It is living as Jesus lived and loving as He loved. For more seeds of the sower visit www.SowerMinistries.orgSingers welcomeStarting June 3 and continuing every Sunday through September 2, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church members enjoy a hymn sing starting promptly at 9:15 a.m. before the churchs traditional service. They would love for members of the community to join them. You dont need to be able to read music; the words will be projected on the front walls, but for those who wish to enjoy adding harmony, hymnals are close at hand in front of every congregational chair. The church is located at 1239 West Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City Center.See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netSeminar to be held A condition that many, if not most, seniors suffer from, but are reluctant to talk about is urinary incontinence. However, the truth is that there are some very inexpensive, non-time-consuming, inhome solutions to the problem. A presentation at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 26, at 1:30 pm will address this problem and discuss solutions. The different types of incontinence and how they vary between men and women will be explained. The presentation will be given by Betty Rybczynski, from Gentiva Home Health. Betty, herself a Sun City Center resident, has successfully treated many Sun City Center residents with this problem. She says she has helped patients gain control in as little as three weeks. This is a free seminar, open to the public. A Power Point presentation will be given, followed by a question and answer session. If youre too embarrassed to come for your own information, come to get the information for a friend. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. For more information call the church office at 634-1252 and leave message for Carol Liedberg, Parish Nurse.
MAY 31, 2012 21 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 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 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. Contemporary 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 between Services. 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 Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813email@example.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. CCW Card Party plannedThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up a table in advance and come to the monthly Dessert Card Party from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 in the Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies and have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 813633-2460.Kings Point Quilters make kids dreams come true Kings Point Quilters love children, as Pat Hill, Director of Ministries of the United Methodist Church, learned at their recent meeting. The Quilters presented Kidz Klub with 50 individually designed pillow cases as a special gift. Sandy Nunn, president of the Quilters and Shirley Walker, project leader, challenged their group to make Kidz Dreams Come True. When Doris Graham and Bev Maginn heard of the project, Pages of Life Bookstore donated 35 pillows! What an exciting time for children and families in the life of The United Methodist Church! Russian virtuoso to performEleonora Lvov will be performing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church at 1015 Del Webb Blvd in Sun City Center Tickets are $10 and will be available at the church office and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the church mortgage fund. Eleonora Lvov, world acclaimed Russian virtuoso, plays the entire spectrum of music history with the artists own personal impressions and historical remarks. Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist eras include the Greats of the Piano: Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Albeniz, Ravel and Gershwin. Experience romance and poetry with this luminous, boldly emotive musician with staggering technique who emanates ardent passion and spirituality through music. On May 3 St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin celebrated the Rite of Confirmation for over eighty confirmandi (candidates for confirmation). The celebration was presided over by the Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, and included candidates from Saint Anne, Prince of Peace of Sun City Center, and Resurrection Parish of Riverview. St. Anne bustled with excitement as the young men and women processed in with their sponsors. This celebration was the culmination of two full years of religious education and is a major milestone in their Catholic lives. The confirmandi were anointed by Bishop Lynch with chrism (an aromatic oil that has been consecrated by a bishop), accompanied by the words Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit, representing the safeguarding by the Holy Spirit of the graces conferred on the Christian at Baptism. The joy that Bishop Lynch had for each of the young men and women on this day of celebration was evident as he addressed the recipients. He quoted a line from the civil rights movie The Help spoken by mother to daughter: Courage sometimes skips a generation, thank you for bringing it back to our family. Bishop Lynch encouraged the young confirmandi to not be the generation that lets courage pass them by. He challenged the young men and women to find courage in themselves when the opportunity arises to make things right.Bishop Lynch anoints Confirmand Michael Hubert. Local children dressed in their finest for their special day.Week of Sacraments of Initiation Christian Womens Connection to meetChristian Womens Connection will present their luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday June 14 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, The guest speaker will be Ginny Sexton. Ginny will share a story that began in a Minnesota cabin The little girl with the curls. The program will be Rose Grahams Antique Bridal Fashion Show. The menu will be Greek Salad with chicken or an alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Call Pat Butler 938-4320 or Tara Flood 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@ gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, June 11.This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11
22 MAY 31, 2012have not yet weighed in with their perspectives, Meek said that in time he expects the program will prove a useful tool all around, enhancing exposure of member businesses, centralizing chamber information and functions for greater efficiency and giving the public more knowledge of their local professionals, tradesmen, retailers and service providers by accessing the organizations website at www. southshorechamberofcommerce. org. Meek also indicated the program poses particular usefulness to SouthShore because of its unique position: two business organizations merged into one as it continues to operate two offices, one in Ruskin, one in Apollo Beach. And, the president added, at the end of the day its important to give members more visibility and greater value for their membership dollar. The Sun City Center chamber membership has been using Chamber Nation for about 18 months, said its executive director, Dana Dittmar, but not with a high degree of satisfaction. While their program functions and offers components much like ChamberMaster directory home pages, links, business category listing, etc. the program has not been as user friendly as members and staff would like, she added. However, members still receive access to its advantages as part of the membership dues package, starting at $200 per year. But the SCC chamber board now is seriously considering on behalf of its 432 members a different approach to this type of automation serving the interests of members, consumers and chamber managements alike. It is evaluating the option of creating Chambers of Commerce use technology% and owning a targeted program, one designed and written expressly for SCC chamber use, Dittmar said. That evaluation to date has included discussions with at least three designing webmasters, she added. In her chamber offices, Dittmar and her staff are responsible for tasks much like those in the other chamber headquarters: accurate membership rolls and informative membership newsletters, dues records and financial balance sheets, event calendars along with events planning and coordination, meeting records and reports, correspondence, promotion and all the other aspects of a healthy, growing business organization. And if the tasks are to be managed in a computer-based system, it could be made intuitive and logically functional, including the features most needed, the executive director indicated. Then, too, if the management program were written solely for and owned by her chamber, routine payments for use of another system would no longer be necessary. However, the costs of creating that unique program must be weighed against the costs of routine rental over a span of time, Dittmar noted. She described the chamber management programs available as offering some phenomenal tools and suggested that every chamber of commerce will go to these eventually. Plus, a customized management system, easy to use and owned by the organization, has a lot of appeal, she added. Dittmar said she expects a decision either to switch to ChamberMaster or to proceed with a newly designed program by the end of June. Meanwhile, SCC chamber members and area consumers can access information in the existing program through the chamber website, www. suncitycenterchamber.org. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson with its rivers, lakes and Tampa Bay shoreline. Bill Iverson, Hillsboroughs public art projects manager when the plaza was underway, described the two pavilions installed on the plaza as recalling the long-legged herons, cranes and flamingos that are iconic symbols of West Central Florida. Designed by the Koryn Rolstad Studios in Seattle, each pavilion is composed of eight and 10foot diameter disks, elevated on curved, powdered aluminum posts standing eight to 10 feet in height. The weather-resistant disks feature cut-outs in leaf shapes, casting sun-lighted designs on the flooring below which has been sand-blasted to produce a water drop pattern circulating through much of the seating area. The plaza also is equipped with umbrella-covered tables which include wi-fi connections, enabling library patrons to relax in an outdoor environment to read or use personal electronics during daylight hours. The venue is expected to be lighted, including with decorative bulbs strung along the building eaves. Bill Hand, who was the projects manager in Hillsboroughs real estate section, estimated that seating for at least 100 individuals could be placed theater-style under the pavilions and that upwards of 300 could be comfortably accommodated on the plaza as a whole. Harkins Plaza, with its public art sandpiper pavilions, etched walking surface, builtin functions and inviting spaciousness, is yet another sign of the evolving concept of the public library. Lorri Robinson, SouthShore principal librarian, refers to the plaza as a demonstration of the wide ranging changes underway as libraries continue to become hubs of activity in their communities, offering not only books, tapes, CDs and the information they contain but also classes, technological equipment, exhibits and community gathering venues. Echoing the thought, Jim Duffy, founder of the SouthShore Friends of the Library, has summed up the evolution by saying its not just for books anymore. And, Harkins, with a note of pride, added that others advocating for new libraries in the county now speak of trying to duplicate the plaza at their facilities. Use of the various library features generally is without charge. Arrangements to use the plaza for either daylight or evening functions can be made through library staff. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonLibrary plaza dedicated% MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOJames J. Harkins, IV The Observer News office and M&M Printing Inc. will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day
FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 MAY 31, 2012 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 105 PERSONALThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. BK115 LOST & FOUND1943 class ring, Merchant Marine College, N ew York,. N ame engraved R obert G Wood. 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Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 CANT FIND SUITABLE WATERFRONT HOME? Then build your own on this acreage short distance to bay and river. Provides for privacy, space, and convenience. A real bargain with very motivated seller. Thats why its priced at just $249,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NO NEED TO DOWNSIZE. Plenty of room to bring all your favorite possessions to this large home in Sun City Center. 3BR/2BA so room for guests who can share Florida hospitality and climate and be close to other attractions. Lots of local activities of which to take advantage. Stay as busy or quiet as you choose. Quick closing and occupancy. $169,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 or LARAE REGIS 633-8318 QUIET COUNTRY-LIKE ATMOSPHERE is where this almost an acre and a half is located. Within walking distance or a short bike ride to public conveniences yet not in the hubbub of a city. Residential single family zoned with utilities available, located on a corner lot and a dead-end street with little traffic. Check it out today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645 1540 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRICE REDUCED!! PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Great location for many business uses close to 1 acre 200x200 with easy access to Hwy. 41 and lots of room for parking. Fenced, 2 roll-up doors & loading dock, this building would make a great office/showroom with room for either storage or workshop. $440,000!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 WATERFRONT LOT BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!! Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay, sailboat water. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available & no homeowner association so no extra fees. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $199,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $219,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. NEW LAKEFRONT LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! 3BR/2BA spacious house, with lanai and screened porch overlooking lake and dock, on dead-end street. All good size BRs, nice kitchen with updated cabinets & countertops, newer windows, air-condition unit and roof, plumbing done in 2001. 2-car garage and beautiful pie-shaped lot are other nice features of this home. $130,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RENTAL IN APOLLO BEACH: 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, screened porch, just repainted inside, new central air and heat, long term rent. $950/month + deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 JUST REDUCED! RUSKIN COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in nice residential area, with house and offices on 1 acre lot, with long road frontage and quick access to main Hwy. Home has remodeled kitchen, inside utility, screened porch, fireplace, wood floors and more. 2-car detached garage, carport, circular driveway, shady oaks. NOW $219,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME ON CORNER ACRE LOT: 1,986 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, split plan, huge MBR & MBA, walk-in closet, and a fabulous large kitchen with lots of cabinets, island, and pantry. Fireplace in Living room, inside utility, 2-car carport, shed, and detached boat/RV port. Priced under assessed value at $86,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon The Kids Sale50% offall Kids ClothingPlus, the secret sale Contents include: Desoto Classic MOTORIZED Bike! Living Room Furniture, Sofa, Tropical Print Side Chairs, Coffee & End Tables, Large TV, Antique Chest & Occasional Table, (2) Twin Bedroom Sets, Plaid Sofa, Leather Recliner, Rocking Chair, Round Wood Kitchen Set, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, China Cabinet, Glassware & Collectibles, Kitchenware, Rattan Patio Set, Queen Bed & Dresser w/Mirror, Weber Gas BBQ Grill, Kenmore Mini Refrigerator, Craftsman Work Bench, Tools, Household Misc. and Garage Items. Too Much To List! (PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE THURSDAYFRIDAY MAY 31-JUNE 1 AT 2050 PRESTANCIA LANE) See You There! Please Park on Side of Sale Due To Emergency Vehicles. NETTIES ESTATE SALES1701 Cloister Dr., SCC(off N. Pebble Beach)Fri. & Sat., June 1 & 27 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Beautiful House with Beautiful Treasures! Contents include: Awesome Contour Comfort Chaise Lounger w/Heat and Massage, Pink/Mauve Rocker Recliner, Beautiful Light Oak Dining Room Table w/Matching China Cabinet, Kitchen Set, Rattan Sofa, Coffee Table & Matching Side Chair w/Ottoman, Green Leather Reclining Sofa, Patio Set, Wicker Furniture, King Bedroom Set, Clothing, Beach & Ocean Paintings, Florida Decor, Seasonal Decor, Glassware, Collectibles, Kitchenware, Household, BBQ Grill, Garage Items, and Tools.(PLEASE DON'T MISS OUR OTHER SALE THIS WEEKEND AT 1701 CLOISTER DR. ON FRI. AND SAT., JUNE 1-2) See You There! Please Park on Side of Sale Due To Emergency Vehicles. NETTIES ESTATE SALES2050 Prestancia Ln., SCC(off E. Del Webb)Thurs. & Fri., May 31 & June 17 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 La-Z-Boy Recliners, Catnapper Recliner, Leather Sofa, Foyer Mirror & Hall Tree, Coee Tables and End Tables, Computer Desk, Broyhill Dining Room Table w/6 Chairs, Whitewash Queen Bedroom Suite, Double Bed & Chest of Drawers, Belleek Vase, Welso Cardio Glider, E-Z-GO Golf Cart, Glass & Kitchenware.P L R E Vwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1204 Caloosa Creek Ct. Sun City Center(from E. Del Webb Dr., turn north onto Emerald Lake Dr., turn onto Caloosa Creek Ct.)Fri. & Sat., June 1 & 2 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right!
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