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www.ObserverNews.netJuly 5, 2012 Volume 56 Number 24THE OBSERVER NEWS The Crossing church is coming to South County, initially at Lennard High School in Ruskin. See the full story on page 2 Last weeks ooding was a reality for many, including Observer News writer Mitch Traphagen who lives on a canal off the Little Manatee River. See his Observations on page 7 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Get your legs back on course by visiting us for a FREE Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or FREE Educational Consultation Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Call us for an appointment today! 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In SCC, such firms handle day-today management of the various amenities located on the multiple community campuses. Contract fees paid The Continental Group in 2013 and 2014 will be less than paid in 2012, said Chuck Collett, board vice president. In 2015, the fee will be the same as in 2012, he added. Collett was one of five members on a committee composed of directors and residents who evaluated potential management contracts. Ten community management firms took part in an industry day giving them an overview of the community and two subsequently responded in full to a Request for Proposals (RFP) Continental and Vesta, Collett said. Vesta currently manages Kings Point amenities and under another name participated in the condominium communitys purchase of its amenities several years ago with a bank loan of about $53 million. The new contract is effective January 1. Collett also noted that Lyn Reitz, Continentals current on-site manager in SCC, is expected to continue in that position. !Ruskins Firehouse Cultural CenterCounty Commissioner Sandy Murman is to join the board of directors overseeing development of the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskins former fire station. Murman, who represents district one which includes Ruskin as well as South Tampa, is expected to join the boards Through dementias eyesThe number of people suffering from dementia is forecast to explode in the coming decades.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe Virtual Dementia Tour includes a set of goggles that simulate the loss of central and peripheral vision, much like a victim of dementia would suffer. A set of gloves with plastic liners work to simulate the loss of sensory nerves and fine motor skills. Setting a table or hanging clothes suddenly became an exercise in frustration. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netAnything new or different can be a challenge of extreme proportions. It doesnt matter what it is: a telephone, clothing or personal care products. The smallest changes, the most minor things can cause confusion, anxiety and even fear. Having dementia doesnt necessarily mean a person has lost their mind, many victims are aware of their struggles and that awareness makes life even more difficult. They can remember what life was like before. Perhaps only in flashes of memory, but they can remember that life was never this frustrating or so hard. On June 19, Sun City Center Senior Living, a senior living and residential memory care facility, offered the family members of dementia victims a look through their loved ones eyes. The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to provide very personal and hands-on insight into the challenges, fears and frustrations experienced by those who suffer from dementia. Second Wind Dreams of Marietta, Georgia, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of elderly people, created VDT. It has gained worldwide recognition as a proven training method for people caring for those with dementia. The tour includes a unique set of goggles, headphones, gloves and shoe inserts, all designed to simulate the loss of central and peripheral vision, the loss of hearing and increased confusion and the loss of sensory nerves and fine motor skills. It is a way for caregivers and family members to be in the shoes and to see through the eyes of patients and loved ones who suffer from dementia. According to the Alzheimers Association, in the United States someone is diagnosed with that disease every 69 seconds. While Alzheimers victims make up the largest category, dementia comes in many forms. Currently 24 million people suffer from dementia. In the next few decades, the number suffering from some form of dementia is expected to reach 84 million See THROUGH DEMENTIAS EYES, page 12 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODogs at the C.A.R.E. animal shelter in Ruskin have several neat ways to keep cool in the play yard.See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 18 See DOG DAZE, page 4Dog Daze Take extra precautions to keep pets healthy in the heatBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net !SOUTH COUNTY No, the headline isnt misspelled. This story isnt about what they call the Dog Days of Summer, the 40day period between July 1 and early September when Sirius (the Dog Star) rises and sets with the sun. Its about the shockor dazethat pets (especially dogs) can suffer if not cared for properly during this period of long, hot sultry days. In fact, many die from heat stroke and related conditions each year simply because pet owners do not know the dangersor warning signsof trouble. Sadly Ruskin Animal Hospital continues to see dogs suffering from heat stroke every year, said Dr. Hal Ott, founder and owner of Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic. Most of the cases are from people leaving their pets in a car, even with the windows cracked, and then getting distracted while shopping. But we also see dogs tied out in a yard without water or shade in 107-110 degree temperatures. Both situations are illegal yet people continue to do it, he said. James Judge, media coordinator for BluePearl Veterinary Partnersthe emergency service that takes calls and recommends where to go for treatment for veterinary clinics after hours and on weekends and holidayssaid the first choice is always to keep pets in an air conditioned environment during the heat of the day. But he knows that isnt always possible. If your pet does become overheated, spray the animal down with room temperature or cool water, but never ice water, he said. Ice cold water causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin and heat cant escape the body, which makes heat exhaustion symptoms worse. And dont give your pets sports drinks or electrolyte supplements. Dogs cool off by panting and do not sweat like people. Supplements like sports drinks can actually harm animals and make pets sick.

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2 JULY 5, 2012 SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST Church captures attention through real life events; offers free movie July 15 penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Two native boys one growing up in Tampa and the other in Ruskin didnt know how their futures would be woven together until recently. Now though, theyre working in unison to open a new campus of The Crossing Church. It will be the third campus and will temporarily hold services in the gymnasium at Lennard High School in Ruskin. The pastors say they hope to have a deal closed soon at the old Bealls building in Sun Point Plaza on State Road 674. The story of The Crossing Church and its mixed intergenerational congregation is quite unique. I was pastor of The Pointe Church in Riverview when the Crosstown Community Church in Tampa asked me to come be its new pastor, said Lead Pastor Greg Dumas. It was an honor to be asked, but I didnt want to leave my congregation, and suggested instead that we merge. They did, forming The Crossing Church in the building formerly used by Crosstown Community, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Drive, Tampa (east off Causeway Boulevard between U.S. 301 and Interstate 75.) They also have a Celebration campusand yes, Celebration is not a church term in this sense but a town near Orlando and are about to open one in South County. They also hold separate Spanish services at the Tampa location at 1:30 on Sundays. The interdenominational church has grown by leaps and bounds. Any given Sunday we have about 5,000 worshippers and about 9,000 people call our church home, Dumas said. Dumas was born in Tampa in 1969 but moved with his mother when he was seven years old to Oklahoma. After playing some football in college he attended the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and received his masters degree in theology there. I got recruited to Brandon in 1998 and felt like I was coming home, Dumas told me in an interview June 28. His decision to start The Pointe was because he saw that there were many people in the area who did not belong to any denomination and he felt they would need a church. He was right, almost immediately drawing about 500 people, and working up to 1,000 in just a couple of years. When he was asked to preach at Crosstown, the merge brought two 1,000-person congregations together and all kinds of ministries were born both in the local communities and in poor countries. One secret of the Crosstowns success, as described by some of the teenagers that packed the separate building behind the main Tampa church, is that the pastors give sermons relevant to their lives and they then separate into small groups to discuss them, talk about their troubles and concerns and pray for each other. The children and teens have lively rock-type music with lighting like they would find familiar from a rock concert or on line. The key is reaching them where they are, said Joey Adkins, who will be the campus pastor at the new church opening in South County. Instead of ignoring new technology, they are embracing it, using the Internet for live podcast services, Twitter and Facebook for notices and followers, and various forms of media to get the word out. Adkins, 31, and his wife April, gave away tickets at AMC Regency Theaters in Brandon June 28 to introduce people to their At the Movies series. The sermons will be based around the themes of the movies, relating them to everyday life, Adkins said. Its like Hollywood meets God. Were doing things like The Book of Eli and Brave. We talk about it, give the sermon, and then we show the movie. After that, there will be a meal. This is a good way to keep people involved in the summer when attendance usually goes down, he added. The idea for At the Movies was born at Life Church in Oklahoma, where Pastor Dumas spent some time in his youth. Although regular services will not begin at the South County location until Sept. 16, there will be several pre-opening events at Lennard, including the movie Soul Surfer, following an 11 a.m. service on July 15. Then on Aug. 12 there will be another 11 a.m. service at Lennard and Aug. 18 there will be a Back to School Bash where backpacks will be given away there. The Big Launch will be Sept. 16, with weekly services and local ministries continuing on a regular basis after that. Adkins is excited to be back in his hometown of Ruskin. I grew up here and moved away to New Hampshire and Georgia and came back for family responsibilities about four years ago, he said. Since then, there has been one opportunity after another in ministry and he says he knows he was meant to return at this time. To find out more about The Crossing Church and its locations and events, visit crossingonline. org or call (813) 626-0783.The Crossing Church, which has a campus in Tampa and one near Orlando, is about to open a new campus in South County. Starting with a core group of 450 they hope to have about 1,000 members by the time they launch their services and programs in September. Meanwhile, beginning July 15, some things will start taking place that residents can attend. Pastor Joey Adkins, born and raised in Ruskin, will be the campus pastor at the new location of The Crossing Church at South Shore, soon to be held at Lennard High School until a deal currently in the works will hopefully, Adkins says allow them to open a church in the Sun Point Plaza.

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NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com SUMMER Sun City Center seniors tackle survey to define their future community Volunteers gather to build a really big sandbox in RuskinMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMore than a dozen members of the Oak Grove Church of God gathered at the Grove Point community in Ruskin on Friday and Saturday to help build a mega-sandbox for children in an RCMA child care center in the community. Church members also planned arts and crafts activities during construction for the 60 children at the center. Grove Point is among 18 child care centers and programs operated in Hillsborough County by the non-profit RCMA, and is among 75 RCMA centers statewide. All RCMA facilities serve low-income families, primarily in farming communities. For information about RCMA, visit www.rcma.org. By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Residents here all 10,300 or so of them soon will have opportunity to put pencil to paper and help redesign parts of their community. A professionally prepared, comprehensive survey, evolving solely from opinions expressed by residents themselves, is being mailed with first class postage to each of them this month, whether they are still in town or summering in another state. Their confidential responses, tabulated by a team of impartial university researchers, are expected to become their directions to the communitys elected leadership regarding future capital improvements. And those directions are foreseen as the focal point of a community town hall later in the year, leading possibly to a referendum vote on long range plans by the Community Association membership as the year ends. The six to eight month study is being conducted by Erika Matulich, PhD, a marketing research professor at the University of Tampa and a business consultant with some 20 years of experience, including with other active retirement communities. She recently wrapped up an assignment in Kings Point. The SCC study was set in motion by CA board directors after residents in February emphatically turned down a leadership proposal to refresh the communitys central campus some of it dating back 40-plus years with a pair of new structures to expand meeting/entertainment space and to relieve business office overcrowding, along with adding a caf and a few other updating features. The $3 million plan was to have involved a low-interest bank loan repaid over 10 years with revenues accruing from re-sales of SCC homes to incoming first-time buyers and locals buying multiple homes as investment properties. CA members readily agreed to increasing the one-time resale fee from $1,200 to $1,500, but balked at using a bank loan as an immediate financing mechanism in order to capitalize on lower loan rates and falling construction costs triggered by a national recession. While CA directors engaged Matulich and her team to solicit, tabulate and report resident visions of the future community, they have not been privy to results, they told The Observer last week. Directors have not participated in any of the consultants discussions with residents, have not seen the survey questions, much less had a hand in framing them, and will have no access to any of the responses, Chuck Collett, the boards vice president said. Pressed for their understanding of what the process is uncovering as it progresses, Ed Barnes, board president, said they were aware that 11 focus groups involving 130 or so resident volunteers had been pulled together by the consultant for extensive conversations about community needs and desires. Beyond that, he added, its been strictly hands off and details have been managed only by Matulich. Directors have been advised they eventually could see the finalized survey questions, said David Floyd, board secretary, but only to ensure that they are SCCcentric and do not, for example, relate to Kings Point. The approach emphasizing confidentiality will continue in connection with collection of survey responses, Matulich has asserted. Each residents survey mailing will include a pre-addressed envelope which will return the answered questions directly to her offices at UT. Residents also can seal their responses in the envelopes and deposit them in a locked box designated for the purpose in the CA central campus office. The consultant said she periodically will pick up responses from the box accessible only to the professional team. Following tabulation, all responses will be stored in a secure facility and destroyed after a year, Matulich added. CA directors may have no specific or factual knowledge of how resident concerns and objectives now are shaping up, but community buzz indicates most, if not all, of the focus groups devoted considerable time to talking money; the CA income streams, how capital improvements should be underwritten, and best approaches to covering operating expenses. Casual conversations around town also point to community communications particularly between the CA board and residents as another top topic in the focus groups. Residents at random suggest that ideas like their library modeled on a Barnes & Noble bookstore, complete with coffee bar and comfortable seating, books and magazines, has much appeal, as does a residents clubhouse, a sort of senior hang-out with light food and beverage service. And a pool designated for children would please both grandparents with visiting family and swimming residents sans youngsters in tow, they say. Then, the technologically attuned call for making buildings WIFI friendly. They talk, too, about insufficient parking in the community, sometimes acknowledging they understand everyone always wants to park close to public doors, putting those parking spaces in short supply. Lacking concrete solutions for that problem, residents have wondered aloud if a punch card system, or perhaps cards with dollar amounts pre-loaded, might be answers to complaints about guest fees. And when it comes to generating monies, theyve even suggested that selling naming rights to community buildings trump borrowing funds. What, if any, of this turns up in survey questions, responses or, ultimately, in the consultants report is not yet known. Matulich said the survey is structured to pin down which amenities are most valued by SCC homeowners, how residents see those features being paid for, and how plans should be communicated to the community. Both the consultant and CA directors have indicated they anticipate tabulation of survey results in August and early September. Matulich emphasized the importance of answering every question, including personal ones related to demographic data, in order to produce an accurate picture of community preferences. Residents who do not use the survey as a voting tool, she noted, should not expect the right to complain later about what is happening in the community. What directors want, Barnes said, is a totally independent, unbiased and objective assessment of community needs as CA members see them in order to look ahead.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson

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(813) 645-6491 Graduates ready to enter business worldThe following graduates were among the 540 students who graduated from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL) on May 20, 2012: Kimerly Christie, a Business Management major and resident of Riverview; Charles Christmas, a Business Management major with Distinction and resident of Riverview; Johna Perez, a Business Management major with Honors and resident of Riverview. Eckerd College invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Eckerd is a pioneer of innovationdeveloping programs that have been adopted nationwide and earning the College an international reputation for academic excellence. A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Eckerd College has a diverse student body with 1,800 students from 48 states and 32 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Popes Colleges that Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Eckerd also serves more than 1,000 students annually through its Program for Experienced Learners. The Leadership Development Institute, Academy of Senior Professionals, and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar program identify the College as a national leader in continuing education. Eckerds first priority is to teach students how to learn -at any age. And the best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside. Elks Lodge #2672 recently held their annual Flag Day Ceremony with the scouts of the B.S.A. Troop #661 presenting the flags. Bill Baker gave the history of Flag Day. BHS-JROTC Mathew Knippel performed the thirteen folds of the flag. Knippel was chosen Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and for the Cadet Command Award which he was awarded a plaque and ribbon. Nora Baker was chairman of the event.Standing L to R, front row: John Prinz, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader and James Davis, Asst. Scoutmaster; back row: Ryan Davis, Kippy Woodin, Colton Lewis, David Amshel, Cody Mofield, Cameron Mofield, and Christopher Mofield. July events at Hillsborough Countys Parks and Recreation Centers Join Hillsborough Countys Parks Recreation and Conservation Department in July for fun and exciting programs. The 2012 Band Jam/Skate Jam will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. The event, to be held annually, features five to six participants competing at a time in a skate jam by doing skateboarding tricks one after the other. Local bands will play live music during the event. This is a free event. For details on the 2012 Band Jam/Skate Jam, call the Brandon Skate Park at (813) 477-0196. Sign up for Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs at 10 a.m. and at noon on July 7, 8, 21, and 28 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center) These programs provide a variety of fun and informative guided activities for children ages 9-15. The fees are: $5 per child accompanied by an adult; free for adults with children; $5 per adults without children. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle up to eight people. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Only cash payments are accepted at this time. July 7, 8 Lets Make Homemade Ice Cream and Eat it! July 21 Lets Make Homemade Butter and Eat it! July 28 Venomous Florida Snakes And Water Color Art For more information or to register, call Carol A. Legan, Lettuce Lake Park, at (813) 987-6204. Check out the Lettuce Lake Parks free guided nature tours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center), which takes participants through the boardwalk and along the scenic Hillsborough River. Park rangers will highlight many native plants, a variety of birds, and usually even an alligator or two. Those bold enough to climb the threestory observation tower can enjoy a scenic overlook from the skies. Florida has a rich history, and these tours include a look into traces of what happened 200 and 300 hundred years ago. After the tour, participants can enjoy the cool air-conditioned exhibits in the interpretive center located inside the Visitor Center. It is suggested participants wear walking shoes and cool clothing, and carry water. Binoculars and a camera are welcome, and will definitely make this a memorable trip. Pets are not permitted on the boardwalk. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle up to eight people. For more information or to register, call Carol A. Legan, Lettuce Lake Park, at (813) 987-6204.South Hillsborough Elks honor Flag Day MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner 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.Charles OConnor of Riverview earns highest honorsCharles OConnor of Riverview has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire. Students named to the Deans List at the University of New Hamsphire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.2 through 3.49 are awarded honors.

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6 JULY 5, 2012 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@observernews.netfaxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... 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You do not have to start the projects but if you use this down time to plan your start, it will give you a boost when you put your plans into action. You will hit the ground running so to speak. Here are some ideas to help you get organized. Some of them are so basic you will wonder why Im talking about them. If so, you probably are already organized, so pat yourself on the back and smugly watch the rest of us race around. First, look at your desk or work area. Can you see the top of it? I happen to believe that I was born with the lifetime task of covering flat surfaces and adding interest to them through the liberal use of clutter. I had a friend, a fire marshal, once declare my desk a class-three fire hazard. Clutter may be interesting but it can also be defeating. Most times my desk gets that way because I cannot decide what to do with a particular piece of paper. My solution is to just leave it there although I know thats not the right thing to dobe ruthless in throwing things away and keep only those things you will be working on in the very near future on your desk or work area. By the way, just in case you are wondering, near future is defined for this purpose as less than three days. Second, I recommend you use some kind of calendar method that is easy for you to maintain. I have struggled with the more formal planning systems, not because they are so hard to use, but because they require that I put some order into this creative chaos I call life. Using a calendar, look into the future and plan when you will have free time to do any work you need to get done. This job will be easier next year because you will be able to go back over your records and see when those blank spots occurred. It will also allow you to pencil in all the meetings that you are committed to that occur on a regular basis. Third, sit down and make a wish list of all the things you would like to get done in the next year. Dont try to do it all at one time. Take a piece of paper and title it THINGS TO DO NEXT YEAR. Put that paper on the corner of your newly cleaned desk and look at it often. Add to it as the week goes by and at the end of the week, try to prioritize the tasks. What do you need to do first? As a guide to what to do first, I like the WIN (Whats Important Now?) principle. Apply that principle whenever you get stuck and need direction. Fourth, start another list for the equipment, people and other resources necessary to get started on the priorities you have set in step three. You may find that you are lacking some resource to attain a particular goal. Acknowledging that fact, you may have to change the priority. I have a friend who does very little planning and his excuse is that he does not have enough control over life for his plans to have any hope of success. Dwight D. Eisenhower didnt have much faith in plans either and here is what he said, In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. He believed that even if the plan did not succeed, he was better able to cope with what did happen than if he had not gone through the planning process. I believe that is true for all of us. I think now Ive talked myself into cleaning off my desk; that will take care of today. 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: 813641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges. com By William Hodges Lets prepare now for the coming year An old firehouse rests on the banks of picturesque Marsh Creek in Ruskin. More than half a century past, Ruskins Commongood Society, as one of its last official acts, donated the Marsh Creek land to Hillsborough County for the building. The 1950s-era structure housed Hillsborough Countys firefighters, rescue crews, trucks, and emergency medical services. Until just a short time ago, firemen functioned in their cramped, obsolete facility just off Shell Point Road and Highway 41. Despite significant challenges, they dispatched superboften heroic services to an ever-growing and increasingly diverse population. The firemen are now in new digs on College Avenue. Their old building, with its intriguing provenance, remains. Repurposing is now the name of the game on Marsh Creek. A host of local volunteers and support organizations are collaborating to breathe new life into the old firehouse. Its new incarnation: The Firehouse Firehouse converting to Cultural Centerbeginning in the fall of 2012. Fire truck bays are undergoing renovations. Cultural Center. The tired old building is undergoing tweaking. Where fire trucks once drove in and out of large open bays, a compact performing arts venue is taking shape. Where firemen tried to squeeze naps in between a huge volume of calls, a multi-purpose arts classroom/ studio is already seeing action. Tiny shower stalls are morphing into ADA restrooms. A sprinkler system and emergency exits will meet safety codes. A new HVAC system will ensure the comfort of audiences, performers and other artists. The project scope is ambitious and work is in progress. Demolition, construction and cultural activities go on concurrently. Construction workers, volunteers and artists mingle betwixt, between, andit seemsalmost symbiotically among each other. The goal: Complete major construction by September 1. The vision: Firehouse Cultural Center is fully operational in time to host a full season of events and activities Heart healthy nutrition classes offeredBrandon Regional Hospital is offering a community education class called Heart Healthy Nutrition. The next class will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Palm Room of Brandon Regional Hospitals cafeteria, 119 Oakfield Dr., in Brandon. Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register, call (813) 653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!

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I think we are all just in pursuit of happierness.The woman sat in front of an empty storefront on 7th Street in Ybor City working hard on turning palm fronds she had gathered fronds that would otherwise had been swept into the trash into beautiful flowers and crosses. Next to her, in a small, beat up rolling suitcase contained her entire life. All she had in the world was right there with her. She worked hard on the palm fronds and laid the results out on the sidewalk for the tourists to look at and hopefully purchase. I picked up one that she had made into a rose and asked her how much she wanted for it. She said whatever I felt like paying, she was on the streets so she knows times are tough. I asked her how much people typically give her and she said $3 to $5. In looking at the rose, I figured there was probably an hours worth of work involved in it, perhaps more. It was beautiful and she had taken great care in making it so. I gave her $10 for which she expressed her sincere gratitude. She may have been homeless, but she wasnt a victim. She was doing what she needed to do to get by in life. She wasnt asking for handouts, she was working to provide something of value in exchange for much needed cash, just like most of us do. And to me, particularly given the beauty of her work, her time and skill was worth at least $10 per hour. It matters not that shes homeless; her time on earth is no less valuable than mine. Thinking about it now, I should have paid her more. I asked her if I could take her photograph and she agreed. I took it with a camera that cost $2,000 when new more than 600 roses at the going the rate. I sometimes think that I work hard, but I have to think some more about that. In my opinion, the homeless woman had me beat in that regard. Was the woman happy? I dont know, I cant imagine its easy to be living on the streets. Florida is a rough place to be poor and nothing can be done about that. The weather draws both the wealthy and impoverished alike. While Florida is not known for its social safety net, the reality is that it cant be everyones safety net. If you are going to be homeless, particularly during the winter months, Tampa trumps Chicago or Minneapolis. There isnt a social safety net big enough for the number of people that would need to take advantage of it. But, again, this woman wasnt seeking a handout. With her By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net beautiful work laid out on the sidewalk in front of her, she was a businesswoman doing the best she could. While she may not have been happy about living on the streets, she wasnt complaining about it either. She wasnt asking for something for nothing. She was offering her skill and time and a product of her own making in exchange for money. She was making her own way in the world. I sincerely hope that it eventually leads to a better life for her, perhaps with a home to call her own. I think the phrase, the pursuit of happiness makes it sound like some elusive place that we struggle our entire lives to find. I think that is mistaken. A more apt phrase, perhaps, would be the pursuit of happier-ness. Whether one is a homeless person making roses or a wealthy hedge fund manager, we are all looking for better days. But we need to keep in mind that today is pretty good, too. Two weeks ago, I wrote about how Mens Health Magazine listed the Tampa Bay area as among the saddest places in America. Now it turns out that Mens Health has just listed Tampa as being the vainest city in America. Excuse me? Im trying to picture the scene here: Well, I think Ill go out and refill my anti-depressants and then stop off for a few Botox injections or a workout at the gym. I dont think so. Im starting to think that Mens Health just has it in for Tampa. Michelle and I live in a house on a canal off the Little Manatee River. During Tropical Storm Debby, we had flooding in a big way. In fact, the day after the worst of the storm came the worst of the flooding. The house was literally an island with water on all sides at least that water which wasnt making its way inside. It wasnt the most pleasant experience of our lives. But as the storm started and the water began rising, Bev, our next-door neighbor, called to ask if we were OK. Thats just like something people in our collective vision of a great America would do, you know, in Small Town America and places that arent sad, depressed, and totally engrossed in themselves. Glenn and Norma Jean, our neighbors on the other side, offered to let us stay in their house, which was high and dry. That offer was even extended to See OBSERVATIONS, page 14 Need to Advertise?

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8 JULY 5, 2012 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin 33573 Kids Program/Event Highlights July 5-11Teen Volunteer Orientation Thursday, July 5 6 to 7 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Family Story Time Thursday, July 5 7 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, July 5 7 to 8 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time Monday, July 9 1:35 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. 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. Super Science Monday: Gravity Monday, July 9 3 to 4 p.m. For kids ages 5-12. Join them for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! Registration is required. Call 273-3652 or ask at the Information Desk at the Library. This is a school early-release Monday. Teen/Adult Drawing Monday, July 9 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join art instructor Tim Gibbons for this interesting class exploring drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal and pastel. Limit 20. Registration required. Visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, July 10 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. 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 Tuesday, July 10 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 11 to 11:30 a.m. 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. Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Tuesday, July 10 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, July 11 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn about the librarys eBook services. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerces monthly membership luncheon took place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. The luncheon was hosted by the GRCC networking group, Taking Care of Business and featured food from 16 member restaurants. More than 200 chamber members and guests took advantage of the chance to sample food from Barnacles, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chickfil-A at Lake Brandon Village, Costco Wholesale, Freds Southern Kitchen, Hawthorne Village Retirement Community, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, Luptons Restaurant & Catering, Copper Bell Caf, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Riverview Sandwich Shop, S&S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff, Saladworks, Sweet Bay Supermarkets, Thai X-Press, Uncle Mikes Smokehouse, and The Original Leenas Chocolates. The Greater Riverview Chamber also welcomed new members First Baptist Church of Riverview, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, Professional Enhancement & Development, LLC, Rossi Construction, Inc., Streams Datalight Technologies LLC, and Welcome Wagon Following the recognition of new members and renewing members, members of Taking Care of Business spoke on their satisfaction and the advantages they have received by joining the networking group. For more information, contact the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce office (813) 234-5944 or visit us online www.RiverviewChamber.com. PHOTO BY HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHY.Riverview Chamber hosts membership luncheon 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, July 5 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Fun Day from noon to 6 p.m. Games for all kids. Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Bouncy House, Dunk Tank. Music by JP Price Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 8 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 9 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Chamber Meeting and After Hours Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Energy Camp organizedFLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center), the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence for high-tech manufacturing, in conjunction with Hillsborough Community CollegeSouth Shore campusis organizing its second, annual summer energy camp. The camp will be held July 9-12 at HCC-South Shore Campus in Ruskin. During the camp 25 students from Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin, currently enrolled in Hillsborough Countys AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, will learn about different facets of renewable energy technologies. Students will engage in hands-on activities that will introduce them to fossil fuels and their impact on the environment, and learn about the science of electricity generation. They will also learn about solar cells, solar thermal energy, wind energy, environmental care, fuel-cells, home efficiency and ocean energy. For more information on the energy camp call Nina Stokes at (813) 259-6587, email stokes@fl-ate.org, or visit www.fl-ate.org/projects/ fesc.html.RVHS band to hold fundraiserRiverview High School Shark Attack band comprised of approximately ninety members is holding car washes this summer to raise $22,000 to participate in USBands National Marching Band Championships at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD the weekend of Nov 9-12. The car washes will be held on Saturday July 14 and Saturday August 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Burger King 9660 US 301 S., Riverview. Donations are appreciated. Hillsborough Community College is the countrys 9th leading producer of associate degrees according to a new report published in the June edition of Community College Week. Using data assembled by the U.S. Department of Educations National Center for Education Statistics which compared over 1,200 community colleges in the United States, HCC awarded a total of 2,951 associate degrees during the 2010-11 academic year among two-year colleges, a 13% increase over the prior year. Additionally, HCC saw an overall increase of 20% in the number of degrees awarded to minority students, making the college the 11th largest producer of degrees HCC ranked 9th nationally in Associate Degree productionfor minority students in the country. Specifically, HCC ranked 19th in awarding associate degrees to African American students and 14th in awarding two-year degrees to Hispanic students. In discipline-specific rankings, HCC ranked 5th overall in the production of liberal arts and sciences associate degrees, 25th in the production of all health professions and clinical sciences degrees, and 20th in the production of all associate degrees in nursing. According to HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater, Ensuring the successful completion of our students is of paramount importance to us at HCC. These rankings are a testament to the efforts of our faculty, staff, and, most importantly, our students. HCC is a comprehensive community college with five campuses located throughout Hillsborough County. HCC offers three degrees: the associate in arts (AA), the associate in science (AS), and the associate in applied science (AAS) degree. The AA degree parallels the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year bachelors degree. In Florida, the 2+2 system guarantees graduates with an AA degree acceptance as juniors into the state university system. HCC also offers more than 64 AS, AAS degree programs, as well as over 85 certificate and PSAV programs, which lead to immediate entry into the workforce.

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Must present coupon for discount at time of service. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers.15%*OffLabor charges on all AC Repairs WITH 27 POINT INSPECTION*Up to 5 qts 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft oil and filter. Most cars.+ tax & S.S. Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids? Cant Afford To Hear Dear Cant, Its unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss dont get hearing aids because they simply cant afford them. Hearing aids are expensive, typically costing between $1,000 and $3,500 per ear, and most insurance companies including traditional Medicare dont cover them. While theres no one simple solution to finding affordable hearing aids, there are a variety of options you can look into that can help. Check Insurance Your first step is to check with your health insurance provider to see if it provides any hearing aid coverage. If youre a Medicare beneficiary, you need to know that while original Medicare (Part A and B) and Medicare supplemental policies do not cover hearing aids, some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans do. If you have an Advantage plan, youll need to check with your plan administrator. Medicaid also covers hearing aids in some states to people with very limited means. Your county How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid By Jim Miller social service office can give you more information. Or, if youre a federal employee or retiree, hearing aid coverage may be available through some insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Or if youre a veteran, the VA provides free hearing aids if you meet certain conditions such as being compensated for any service-connected disability or if your hearing loss is connected to military service. See va.gov or call 877-222-8387 to check your eligibility. Financial Assistance Depending on your income level, there are various programs and foundations that provide financial assistance for hearing aids to people in need. Start by calling your state rehabilitation department (see www.parac.org/svrp.html for contact information), or the nearest chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (hearingloss.org) to find out if there are any city, county or state programs, or local civic organizations that could help. There are also a number of nonprofits that offer hearing aids at deeply discounted prices, or for free. Some good ones to check out include: HEAR Now: Sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation (starkeyhearingfoundation.org, 800328-8602), this program provides hearing aids for people with net incomes below $19,058 for a single or $25,743 for couples. Your only costs are a hearing test and an application fee of $125 per hearing aid request. Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project: Offered through some Lions clubs throughout the U.S., this program provides the opportunity to purchase new, digital hearing aids manufactured by Rexton for $200 per aid, plus shipping. To be eligible, most clubs will require your income to be somewhere below 200 percent of the federal poverty level which is $22,340 for singles, or $30,260 for couples. Contact your local Lions club (see lionsclubs.org for contact information) to see if they participate in this project. Sertoma: A civic service organization that runs a hearing aid recycling program through its 500 clubs nationwide, refurbishes them, and distributes them to local people in need. Call 800-593-5646 or visit sertoma.org to locate a club in your area. Audient: This program (audientalliance.org, 866-956-5400) helps people purchase new, digital hearing aids at reduced prices ranging from $495 to $975 for one hearing aid, or $990 to $1,575 for a pair. To be eligible, your income must be below $27,075 for a single or $36,425 for couples. For a list of more programs, visit the Better Hearing Institute website at betterhearing.org, and click on Hearing Loss Resources, then on Financial Assistance. Or, call the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at 800-241-1044 and ask them to mail you their list of financial resources for hearing aids. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.STORMYStormy is a beautiful little girl who was rescued from a storm drain just in the nick of time. Luckily she missed all the rain that has fallen this week because she had enough rain in her life. But she is high and dry on the cat tower or playing with the other kittens of C.A.R.E. now. Take home Stormy to her forever home. As part of her adoption she will be brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. DOB: March 5, 2012. JACKIEJackie is a gorgeous Lab/ Hound mix with unique colors that make her look like an otter. This little girl has a big personality and lots of puppy energy to go with it. She is working her way through obedience training and is a star student. She is happy to show her newly learned sit, down, and puppy push-ups for a tasty treat. Jackie is looking for an active forever home (no apartments). She still has a few more puppy stages to go through. She is a super sweet gal who would make someone very happy. As part of her adoption, Jackie will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: 4/10/2012. Quilting programs offeredBetween the Covers: Quilting Basics For adults from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday July 7 at the Ruskin Library in Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room. Learn the basics of quilting from local fiber artist Nina Tatlock. Bring a project you are working on, a finished accomplishment to share, or simply an eager attitude to learn something new. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ruskin Library. Book to Film Screening: How To Make An American Quilt For adults from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Ruskin Library in the Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room. Enjoy a film screening featuring a popular movie, followed by a discussion on the book as part of the adult summer reading program. A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide in her the stories about their loves that have shaped their lives. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ruskin Library.

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Both women wandered, a classic behavior of dementia in which the person is trying to find a familiar place or something they think they need to find. Neither were able to fully complete all of the simple tasks, tasks that would not warrant a second thought for someone who does not suffer from dementia. The women walked away with new insight into what it means to be impaired with dementia. Everything changes, from what you see and think about things to not being able to perform even the simplest task. Even something that might have been imperceptible previously can cause a sensory overload, making the person wander in the hopes of finding a refuge. We have to stimulate the minds of our residents, said John Perkins, executive director of Sun City Center Senior Living, but theres a very fine line between not enough stimulation and too much. We have an activities program that is designed for those with dementia. Our staff is trained for this for difficult situations or even difficult residents. We tailor the care and services to the needs of the residents. Sun City Center Senior Living currently has 130 residents, primarily in assisted living, with 46 residents in their memory care unit. One major difference between the two sides of the facility is in the level of care. Assisted living is largely independent while memory care is much more staff-intensive. Many more services are offered to those in need of memory care. If the projection for the increase in people suffering from dementia proves true, those services will be ever more in need. The situation is serious enough to warrant federal action. On May 15, President Obama presented the National Plan to Fight Alzheimers Disease. The plan, which includes $100 million in the 2013 federal budget, is designed to optimize the quality of care, to expand support for people with Alzheimers and their families, to enhance public awareness and engagement, and to track ongoing progress and drive improvements in the plan and in treatment. The signature piece of the plan calls for preventing and effectively treating Alzheimers disease by 2025. If that comes to pass, a monumental health care crisis may well be averted. At Sun City Center Senior Living, residents enter the memory care unit through a variety of means. In some cases, family members seek out solutions such as that offered by residential facilities. Family members care for the majority of people with dementia at home, but while that may seem to be the ideal solution to the growing problem, family members frequently do not have the time or the ability to provide the level of care needed by those who suffer from dementia. In other cases, residents transfer over from assisted living, perhaps alone, perhaps the husband or wife in a couple needs more care than a spouse can provide, even in an assisted living environment. In assisted living, residents are living independently, we help them with meals and so on, Perkins said. We provide them with services for things they cant do for themselves. A difference between our assisted living side and the memory care side is the ratio of staff to residents. Much more care can be provided in memory care. A certain percentage of our residents will transition between assisted living and memory care. That transition can be abrupt or more gradual. On the current course, virtually no one will be untouched by the growing problem of dementia and the care required by the victims. Your spouse, your parents, and even you may only be looking at a matter of time before it comes to your doorstep. Planning and preparation is something almost everyone should consider. With the Virtual Dementia Tour, people can gain new insight and a great deal of empathy for what their loved ones experience day by day, minute by minute. And hopefully with each passing day, the resources to help those impacted by dementia will improve and increase. Because dementia affects so many people, we believe its important to do our part to promote a greater understanding of what it is like to live with this devastating and widely misunderstood disease, Perkins continued. For families with loved ones who have dementia, a lot of people tell us they wished they had known about this place sooner. It takes a special person to be a caregiver for dementia. Through dementias eyes !It takes a very strong person. For family members who are caregivers, reach out for help. There are a lot of resources out there. Perhaps the first step involves walking in the shoes and seeing through the eyes of a person with dementia. On June 19 in Sun City Center, a group of people in the prime of their lives did just that. For information about the Virtual Dementia Tour, visit Second Wind Dreams at www. secondwind.org/vdt. For information about the National Alzheimers Project Act, visit aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa. For information about Sun City Center Senior Living, visit www. pacificasuncity.comThe number of people suffering from dementia is forecast to explode in the coming decades. Memory care units in residential facilities are playing an increasingly important role in caring for victims of Alzheimer!s and other cognitive diseases.

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14 JULY 5, 2012 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Chamber welcomes Tuscan AlleyMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe SouthShore Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member and Ruskin welcomed Tuscan Alley as a new business during a barbecue lunch and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 28. The distinctive yet reasonably-priced home furnishings retailer is located at 301 U.S. Highway 41, formerly the Southern Grace gift store. Tuscan Alley is owned by Terry Trekas. For more information, visit www.tuscanalley.com. our big, spoiled dogs. I couldnt believe anyone would be so generous. They were going to be gone for the evening so they just gave us the keys. When the flooding finally started to recede, we went over to check on their house. On the kitchen counter, they had left out two drink glasses with a bottle of Irish cream in the refrigerator, assuming wed need it if we had to evacuate. Had that happened, they certainly would have been correct. The generosity and compassion shown to us by our neighbors is anything but sad. These are good people that I know arent found everywhere but, by and large, have reminded me that people really do care for their neighbors. People really do care for things beyond themselves. Maybe were not so sad in the Tampa Bay area. And I cant begin to figure out the vanity thing. Last week we were thwacked by a storm, but people picked up, carried on and helped their neighbors do the same. Sure, as I watched the water reach the threshold of our front door, I felt the inclination to be sad about it and play the victim. Why does bad stuff always happen to me? How could I be so unlucky? Why do people say stupid and mean things on the Internet? OK, so I wasnt necessarily thinking about the last one during the flooding, but I frequently do wonder that. Regardless, what a load of hooey for which I am ashamed of myself. Even if water had inundated the house, how could I be sad? I was worried about a bunch of stuff; stuff that can be replaced. I realized after the storm that my pursuit of happierness is on a pretty clear and easy path. I should be counting my blessings rather than wondering why an entire metropolitan area in paradise could be sad, and worse yet, inadvertently counting myself into that lot.Me, sad? Sheesh. Although I forget it far too often, I have no reason to be sad. If I need a reminder of that, all I need to do is start counting. Ill start with my friends Steph and Jerry and continue on to my neighbors, Bev, Glenn and Norma Jean, my wife, my home, my job and much more. And in that list, which I know would be embarrassingly long, would be a rose made from a palm frond by a homeless business woman. Like life itself, that rose is beautiful. Seeing it makes me happy.Observations

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JULY 5, 2012 15 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Same Day Relines and Repairs Fillings, Crowns and Bridges Focused on Economical Treatment Choices Full Upper and Lower Dentures Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. Exp. 7/31/12 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. Exp. 7/31/12 0210 0150 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? 2011 Allstate Insurance Company The past week was full of torrential rains from tropical storm Debby, who was sitting out there in the gulf. Do you think it meant no fishing took place? Not really, there were those who did fish in this weather. Some who fished in the flooded streets caught fish. Those fishing from private piers also made catches. It was unsafe for boating; even the owners of the bigger boats stayed home. I scanned computer news and saw that a dead whale washed ashore in northwest Australia with a hundred or more sharks feeding off it. In Tampa, a shark jumped over the Bayshore railing in the high flood waters. Water was so deep, that several people were paddling kayaks on Bayshore Boulevard. This was not a hurricane, only a tropical storm. It closed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge for three days Often I am asked: Where are the fish? This week, to tell you the truth, I hope they come back after this storm. I do know that before the storm the tarpon were still soaring around Tampa Bay. Anglers were enjoying catching and releasing this giant game fish. This trophy fish has been a challenge to many anglers. Prior to the tropical storm this week, great catches of largemouth bass were caught in our fresh water flows of both the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers. I had no information from freshwater anglers, if the storm affected their fishing. Gag grouper season will soon open. I hope that the storm hasnt pushed them into smoother waters. Before the tropical storm, the red snapper bite was on. Also there were reports of yellowtails schooling around. Regardless of the weather, sheeps head are always waiting to be caught. I talked to some private pier anglers who said that is all they caught this week. I will tell you, these anglers probably were the only ones fishing this week. When you are weathered in, it is a good time to clean out your tackle box. How many lures do you have that you havent used in the past year? How are your hooks? Do they need sharpened? Check your line on your poles... are they frayed? Is your line old? Does your reel need some oil, or attention?Tropical storm Debby came and wentIf your boat is dry-docked, check it out, if your trailer needs repair take care of it. Remember during the summer boats galore are on the waterways, so drive carefully, obey the rules, watch the weather, only sail together and never alone. I want you to make a safe trip home. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.By Jonie Maschek Big Draw turns 5October marks the fifth year anniversary of The Big Draw. The Big Draw Studio is going strong and the SouthShore Arts Council is happy to announce the anonymous donation of $500 to be used for Big Draw classes this year. They would like to challenge their members to donate too in the hopes of doubling or even tripling this amount. There are more than 150 members in the SAC and if each were to make a small donation of $10 they could triple the $500. The money will go towards funding the drawing and painting classes for this years Big Draw. To find out more about past Big Draw events and artists go to www. southshoreartscouncil.org and click on The Big Draw link. Anyone wanting to make a contribution can send it to the SAC. Their mailing address is: SouthShore Arts Council, PO Box 1613, Ruskin, Fl 33575. Another fundraising project they hope to get started this summer is the Best of SouthShore photo calendar. They invite everyone to submit a photo of their favorite thing or place in the SouthShore area. Send your photos via email to info@southshoreartscouncil.org The SouthShore Regional Library has invited members of the SAC to display their art at the library this August. The show will run for the entire month. In addition to wall space for paintings and 2-D art there will be a glass display case with three shelves for smaller pieces such as glass, ceramics, jewelry and puppets. If you are interested in participating email a description of your work and the approx. size to info@southshoreartscouncil.org or call 610 -8326 and leave a message. There is a July 12 deadline for submitting art work.

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16 JULY 5, 2012 WE NOW OFFER 3 SERVICES:Saturday Night Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreSaturday Night Service 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 Richard RobenhorstRichard Robenhorst, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Fred and Helen Robenhorst, where he spent his childhood. He graduated from Hammond High School and joined the United States Navy in 1945. Upon his return he enrolled in Tri State College in Angola, IN., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering HVAC. He was a partner in Air Products Equipment Co. of Elk Grove Village, IL. Upon his retirement he started his own firm of R.A. Robenhorst Co., Inc. Building Maintenance Contractors, in Munster, Indiana. He sold his company in 1994 when he finally retired to Sun City Center, FL. for a life in the sun. He is survived by his wife Angeline; 2 children, Pamela (Dan) Klawinski of Seminole, FL, Fred (Lisa); grandchildren Veronika and Julia of Northbrook, IL; a sister Mary Coleman of Valparaiso, IN. and several nieces and nephews. A brother Daniel and sister Joan preceded him in death. He was an avid golfer and led a neighborhood golf group for many years. He loved every minute of it. Golf was his passion for 50 years and he excelled in the game with many awards and trophies to his talent. The cremation was performed by Zipperers Funeral Home. Please go to www.zipperersfuneralhome.com Jerry W. Foppe, Major USAF (Ret.)Jerry Foppe was a native of Illinois who moved to Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Jane, in October 2003. He was a retired Air Force Officer, Senior Engineer, and Financial Consultant. He held a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from Saint Louis University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Utah. As an Air Force Officer, he was honored as an Outstanding Young Man of America and a TOP Gun in Radar. Among his military awards and decorations he was the recipient of the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service during the Vietnam War while serving as the Chief Controller of a Radar Site in Kao Kai, Thailand. While serving as the Director of Operations of the 601st Tactical Air Control Wing in Germany, he also served Gloria V. PugaGloria V. Puga, 63, born on August 4, 1948 went behind the veil on June 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 40 years Juan J. Puga; two sons, Jesus E. Cortez, Demetrio M. Cortez and three daughters, Janie Rangel (Jose Rangel), Jennifer Ojeda (Ricky Ojeda), Ana P. Vasques (Juan C. Vasquez); two brothers, Alfredo Cortez, Roberto Cortez; two sisters, Juanita Puga, Maria A. Cortez; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.James R. Buck LeavineJames R. Buck Leavine, 89, of Ruskin, Fla passed July 2, 2012. He was born in Mulberry, Fl on December 16, 1922 to Roy and Laura (Rogers) Leavine. He served as a Marine in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and worked in farming and later at Leisey Shell and Caloosa Shell. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling and later in his life, he discovered how much he enjoyed traveling with his grandsons, Kyle and Kevin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie. Survivors include his daughter, Pamela (Bob) Johns, a son, Gordon (Robin) Leavine, and three grandsons, Kyle Johns, Kevin Johns, and Jamie Leavine. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the funeral Virginia Ginny CarterVirginia Ginny Carter of Sun City Center passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Vitas Hospice in Pembroke Pines, FL. She spent the last few months living with her son Gary Carter & family. She is survived by her 4 children: Linda Seales (John); David Carter; Cathy Flick (Bruce) and Gary Carter (Tammy); 3 granddaughters: Heather Harris, Meredith Guzman and Jordan Seales; 2 grandsons: Kristopher Carter and Dylan Carter; 3 great grandsons; Brandon Harris, Luke Guzman, Cruz Guzman and 2 great granddaughters: Grace Harris and Lourdes Guzman and a brother Emory Jackson. She was born and raised in Miami, Fl, graduated from Miami Edison Sr. High School and was a member of the concert and marching band & orchestra. She attended Walsh Business School and was a member of Phi Rho Zeta Sorority. She was employed at the Blood Bank of Dade County in the Serum Lab which was founded by Dr. John Elliott who was a Blood Researcher & Scientist. It was discovered she had a rare type of blood which he used in research for over a year. She was employed over 20 years by the University of Miami Medical School at Jackson Memorial Hospital in the House Staff/ Residency Program where she handled the doctors payroll. She was a member of the Mayan Society at the Museum of Science Miami. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for 5 years with her 2 sons. She was a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Miami and served on the Altar Committee. Upon retirement she relocated to Sun City Center where she became interested in Genealogy and joined the South Bay Genealogy Society. In October, 1999 she became a Charter Member of the German American Club of SCC. She was also a member of DAR. She is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in SCC. She was an avid traveler until her health got in the way. Her love was her family, home and ancient history & cultures. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Sun City Center or Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 5430 N.W. 33 Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. There will be a gathering of friends & family on Saturday, July 7, between 1-4 p.m. at her residence, 2052 Heathfield Circle, Sun City Center, Fl. as the United States Representative to the Air Defense Software Committee in NATO Headquarters in Belgium. After retiring from the Air Force, and a 10 year career as a Senior Engineer and Program Manager with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Jerry became a Financial Advisor with American Express Financial Advisors in 1993 when he relocated from Maryland to Bonita Springs, FL. In 1998, he became a Financial Consultant with Calton & Associates. He is the Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Sun City Center Chapter. He also is the Past Vice Commander and member of the Board of Directors of the Military Order of World Wars. Jerry and his wife, Jane, who is a retired Special Education Teacher of autistic students with Hillsborough County Schools, have 2 children: Dr. Mark Foppe, an Emergency Medicine Physician who lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, and Jennifer Louis, a CPA and President of Emergent Solutions Group who resides in Vienna, Virginia. They have wonderful grandchildren that loved him dearly. Internment will be held Monday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery. Celebration of Life Gathering will follow at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. Jerry W. Foppe obituary continued at top of page Jerry W. Foppe obituary continued home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Burial with military honors will be in Ruskin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifeCare of Brandon, 122 North Moon Avenue, Brandon, Fla 33510 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home (813) 634-9900 James R. Buck Leavine obituary continued at top of page James R. Buck Leavine obituary continued

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18 JULY 5, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Tooth Pain Dentures Dental Implants Sedation Dentistry Tooth WhiteningMichelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396www.suncitycenterdental.com703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573Lic.#6193 Lic.#9109 Lic.#11099 Lic.#15756 Lic.#D1713809 Our ofce is open:Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon Crowns Bridges Partials Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9 Blue Plate Special, 5p.m., Menu: Pot Roast with all the Trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. Sunday, July 15 Ice Cream Social, Make your own Sundaes 4 to 5 p.m., only $5 per person. Monday, July 23 Blue Plate Special, 5 p.m., Menu: Baked Ham with all the trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. next meeting this month, her office said this week. The district commissioner recommended a $100,000 county expenditure which currently is being applied to necessary upgrades of the firehouse structure. The firehouse board, working through its sponsoring non-profit entity, the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF), presently is trying to finalize a building lease agreement with the county. !St. Josephs Hospital SouthLand clearing on the newest South County hospital site is proceeding with vigor as plans for a formal groundbreaking in October are taking shape, Lisa Patterson, spokesperson for the locally-based network of acute care facilities, said this week. St. Josephs South, a 110-bed, multi-specialty hospital, is to be built on the south aide of Big Bend Road at Simmons Loop, with opening foreseen in 2015. Timeframes outlined in the new hospitals Certificate of Need, an approval mechanism of the regulatory Florida Agency on Health Care Administration (AHCA), call for getting underway this fall, Patterson noted, and the October beginning has been pinpointed. A specific date within that month has not yet been set aside for the formal ceremonies, she added. The first building to be constructed is a free-standing medical arts or medical offices structure in the northeastern corner of the 70-acre site, according to site plans. The new medical services center itself is positioned on the western portion of the site, with entry from Simmons Loop. The several St. Josephs Hospitals are part of a growing network now called simply Baycare, St. Joes South is expected to bring to South County residents a range of similar services in a facility much like St. Joes North opened by Baycare last year and serving the northern reaches of Hillsborough County. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonWhatever happened about... !The Southeasts largest hunting and fishing expo is back at The Lakeland Center for a huge weekend of family fun Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-15. This show features many great outdoor activities, hunting and fishing seminars and more than 200 vendors with amazing equipment, information and special deals. R.J. & Jay Paul Molinere from History Channels hit show Swamp People will be meeting fans on Friday and Saturday. Advance Tickets for the event include admission all three days and are $12 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and Under and kids under 6 are free! All military personnel (Active & Retired) and First Responders receive free admission compliments of Regal Motors of Lakeland. Tickets are available day of show at The Lakeland Center or advance tickets may be purchased online at www.southerntrophyhunters.Big Buck Expo plannedcom. The Big Buck Expo is open Friday, 3-8:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hunting and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy several exciting expo changes including an unbelievably large fishing tackle liquidations area offering deals on name brand items up to 70% off! The Big Buck Expo will also host the National Wild Turkey Federation State Calling Championship inviting the states best callers to compete for huge cash and hunting gear prizes! Fun for the whole family, kids will enjoy the National Wild Turkey Federation Daisy Jakes trailer where they will be able test air rifles with a special shooting range. The Muzzy 200 Club will be on display showcasing more than a dozen bucks who scored over 200. World renowned hunting expert Hank Parker will also be making appearances on Saturday and Savage Outdoor Televisions Mike Stroff and Spook Spann will be providing seminars all weekend. For a full listing of expo features and events visit www.southerntrophyhunters.com or call 334-699-3976. For ticket information or purchase, call the Box Office at 863834-8111 or visit their website at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the 24-hour toll free phone line at 888-397-0100.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19 JULY 5, 2012 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE 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 MARINE400 312 ESTATE SALES TRANSPORTATION450 105 PERSONALPrayer to St. Jude. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. bk 280 PETS 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost N ew Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving sale July 6 & 7, 8am-2pm. 308 Manatee Dr., Ruskin. Antiques, tools, etc. Too much to list. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK! Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin 312 ESTATE SALES DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793 Licensed www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 330 FURNITURELa-Z-Boy recliners. Rose color. (1) $250 or (2) for $400, like new. 813633-2084 SCC.360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469, 455 AUTOMOBILES1999 Lincoln Town Car, 82,000 miles, great condition. All extras including moon roof. Blue book $5,750 813-938-5086 458 PARTS & SERVICELet someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Summer Entertainment Sale50% offall Books and MoviesPlus, the secret sale CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600Exp. 7/31/12 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon-Fri. 9 to 5 Saturday 9 to 41311 3rd St. NE Ruskin(Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.)DISCOUNT COUPON VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org. Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDED Movies CDs VHS Tapes DVDsBUY 1 GET 1(equal value)Must bring this Coupon for discount Expires 7/19/2012MATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes GREAT SALE NOT TO BE MISSED!Contents Include: Large Area Rug, Glass Top Sofa Table, Glass Top End & Coffee Tables, Craftmaster Sofa & Matching Side Chair w/Ottoman, Wall Unit, Green Recliner, Cream/ White Sofa & Loveseat, Beautiful Rattan Glass Top Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Broyhill King Bedroom Set, Light Oak Dining Room Table w/Chairs & Matching Buffet, Loveseat Sleeper Sofas, King Brass Bed, Barrel Side Chairs, Ornate Room Divider, Marble Top Parlor Table, Curio Cabinet, Grandfather Clock, Mahogany Drop Leaf Table, China Cabinet & Side Board, Drum Table, Step End/Lamp Tables, Gilt Framed Mirror, Bookcases, Clothing, Shoes etc., Beautiful Oil Paintings & Prints, Home Decor, Glassware, Collectibles, and Garage Items. Too Much To List!PLEASE PAR K ON SIDE OF SALEDUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.See You There! NETTIES ESTATE SALES2207 Platinum Dr., SCCFri. & Sat., July 6-77 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536Please Note Date & Times Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & Foreign Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly con!dential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189 Your local dealer for over 20 yearsWatch out for Counterfeit Coinsnow being sold & circulated in this areaPaying depending on the market at time of purchase 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience

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JULY 5, 2012 20 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 511 HOUSES FOR SALE REAL ESTATE500 540 COMMERCIAL SALES 565 M.H. IN PARKSWaterfront Community Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in adult mobile home park in Apollo Beach; amenities include boat ramp, pool, clubhouse; double lot with gazebo, volume ceilings, large kitchen with nice appliances, inside laundry, outside storage and so much more. Easy to view. $97,000, Sharon Van Loan, Keller Williams Realty Southshore., 813-765-0845, direct. 610 WATERFRONT RENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efciency apartments on water. Boat docking /shing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENTRuskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent $925 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813-649-1599 SCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 3br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 Apollo Beach. 3br/2ba/2cg. fresh paint, CHA, screened lanai, W/D hookup, garbage included. No pets. First, last & deposit. $995 monthly. 813-731-0348, 813-416-7590, please leave message.612 APTS. FOR RENTFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 CONDOS FOR RENTAvailable 3 months only. Apollo Beach, 2 bedroom condo. Quiet, great neighbors. Completely furnished. 2 car parking. Just bring your clothes. 813-645-4145 or 642-0681614 DUPLEX FOR RENTLarge 3br/1ba, with ofce, all appliances, fireplace, large fenced yard. Ruskin area. Pet negotiable. $850 monthly plus deposit. Call 813-641-9511 644 COMMERCIAL 645 OFFICE SPACE 646 WAREHOUSE SPA CEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 621 PLACES TO SHAREHouse to share. Apollo Beach, on water, fully furnished, all utilities included. Internet, no pets, no drugs. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 630 M.H. RENTALSRuskin, Mobile home, 2br/2ba on one acre. $675 monthly plus deposit. 813-641-7791 or 813610-3485 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $150 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086Move in special (1 week free). Newly renovated MHP. $600 moves you in. $165 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813245-7425 2br/2ba, age restricted community. Little Manatee rive. Criminal/ credit background check required. $600 deposit. & monthly. Water & sewer included. 813-645-1411 We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc.. Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? To Place A Classied line Ad Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line $3. All Classied ads are pre paid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Great location for many business uses close to 1 acre 200x200 with easy access to 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 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA manufactured home built in 1994 on large lot located convenient to the Wildcat Creek boat ramp. Inside laundry and all appliances are included hvac system is only 3 years old!! 2 storage sheds located on the property and one even has a workbench. The large 12x24 screened lanai affords additional space for dining & relaxing and enjoying the beautiful oak trees that grace the property. Dont delay call for your own private showing today. $56,900 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BETTER CUT DOWN ON WORK SCHEDULE. Too many opportunities for fun and leisure when you move into lovely 3BR/2BA spacious house in Sun City Center. Over 2000 sq. ft. of living space for great entertaining, and countless community amenities. Priced right at $169,900 CALL LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 PRICE REDUCED NEARLY 23% AND yearning for bargain hunter to see potential. 3BR/2BA on over a third acre in convenient Ruskin location. Are you up for a creative challenge?? Now only $50,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY 674. Existing home is older, but would make great office. Over 300 ft. of hwy frontage and 2 acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/ Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 l ot on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT POOL HOME FOR RENT IN RUSKIN! Very well maintained and updated single family 2BR/2BA home. Pool service and yard maintenance are included in the rent. Gorgeous views of the Little Manatee River with direct access to Tampa Bay. $1300 per month with a one-year lease CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ......... 645-3211Celebrating 88 Years 1924 2012NICE PRICE REDUCTION FOR COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2.5BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHERIN-LAW QUARTERS on over acre lot. 3,040 sq. ft. 2BR/3.5BA, plus a den that could easily convert to third bedroom. Built in 2007 and is in excellent condition. Special features include: vaulted ceilings, crown molding, tray ceilings, gorgeous kitchen with center-island and a sink, custom cabinets, master bath with garden tub & separate shower & a nice size sitting room & much more! This is a short sale but worth the wait. $215,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 2 HOMES ON 1.39 ACRES ON THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq. ft.) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq. ft.. and a boathouse $299,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 PRICED TO PLEASE! Tastefully decorated 3BR/2BA/2CG pool home in desirable community with deed restrictions to protect property values but no CDD fees! Needs a little TLC but mostly cosmetic. Just under 2000 sq. ft. of living area but feels larger. Take advantage of this great buy! Only $159,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This 1.42 acres is close but not too close to shopping, churches, schools, restaurants, and more! With residential single family zoning, a corner lot on a dead-end street and public utilities available, the possibilities are endless. Four single lots make up this acreage so you could possibly build four homes instead of just one! Asking $60,000. Call today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 A HOUSE AND A WORKING PLACE IN RUSKIN: zoned CG, property offers 1 acre lot in residential area, close to major Hwy, 2BR+Den (3rd BR), 2.5BA and 4 large attached offices, 2,600 sq.ft. total. Inside utility rm, screened porch, remodeled kitchen, beautiful wood floors, fireplace, and detached 2-car garage and carport are other great features of property. $219,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 RUSKIN ACREAGE AND 2 MOBILE-HOMES: 2.30 acre lot, representing 2 parcels and 2 folio numbers, cleared with few shady trees and a very nice pond full of fish! First M/Home is 2BR/2BA, second M/H is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with large screened porch, peaceful secluded area, not in flood zone, no HOA. $89,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LAND IN RUSKIN: 4.66 Acres right in town, close to main Hwy., in area of new subdivisions, property can be great spot for your dream house, or little farm and/or nice investment for future development. Electric and well on site. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! FOR SALE Nancy or Elizabeth Smart(813) 220-6799ElizabethSmart@C21Be.com $275,000. FOR LEASE Nancy or Elizabeth Smart(813) 220-6799ElizabethSmart@C21Be.com4000 sq. ft. Commercial rental space, updated & renovated. Ample parki ng, sewer in place, high trafc area, Ruskin town center. GREAT VALUE!!! BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LAND IN RUSKIN. 4.66 ACRES, zoned AS-1. Close to highway and new subdivisions. Ideal estate for your dream home or small farm! great investment for future development. Offered at $125,000. 1 ACRE LOTS IN RUSKIN! Great location facing a nature preserve. Cleared and zoned for a single family home or mobile home. Two lots offer privacy and elbow room for your family. $44,900. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN A NICE RESIDENTIAL AREA with a house and offices on a 1 acre lot. Special features include: remodeled kitchen, inside utility, screened porch, fireplace, wood floors and more! NOW $219,000. Claire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 SIERRA (1550 sq. ft.) 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, oak floors, in Greenbriar.............................................. $129,000 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai, close to Clubhouse...................................................... $20,000 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated.................................... $59,900 RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA furn., large lanai..... $650 per month 2BR/2BA furnished..................... $700 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage on GC, furnished..................................... $1000 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage HOME in SCC, unfurnished................................... $975 per month APOLLO BEACH (813) 641-3339

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www.ObserverNews.net July 5, 2012 Volume 56 Number 24 T HE O BSERVER N EWS The Crossing church is coming to South County, initially at Lennard High School in Ruskin. See the full story on page 2 Last week's ooding was a reality for many, including Observer News writer Mitch Traphagen who lives on a canal off the Little Manatee River. See his Observations on page 7 PRST STD PAID RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Get your legs back on course by visiting us for a FREE Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or FREE Educational Consultation Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Mini-Ultrasound Leg Screening or Call us for an appointment today! 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By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net SCC community management A new three-year, dollarsavings contract with the retirement center's management firm is to get formal approval by directors on the Sun City Center Community Association board during a regularlyscheduled meeting July 11. In SCC, such firms handle day-today management of the various amenities located on the multiple community campuses. Contract fees paid The Continental Group in 2013 and 2014 will be less than paid in 2012, said Chuck Collett, board vice president. In 2015, the fee will be the same as in 2012, he added. Collett was one of five members on a committee composed of directors and residents who evaluated potential management contracts. Ten community management firms took part in an "industry day" giving them an overview of the community and two subsequently responded in full to a Request for Proposals (RFP) Continental and Vesta, Collett said. Vesta currently manages Kings Point amenities and under another name participated in the condominium community's purchase of its amenities several years ago with a bank loan of about $53 million. The new contract is effective January 1. Collett also noted that Lyn Reitz, Continental's current on-site manager in SCC, is expected to continue in that position. Ruskin's Firehouse Cultural Center County Commissioner Sandy Murman is to join the board of directors overseeing development of the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin's former fire station. Murman, who represents district one which includes Ruskin as well as South Tampa, is expected to join the board's Through dementia's eyes The number of people suffering from dementia is forecast to explode in the coming decades. MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTOS The Virtual Dementia Tour includes a set of goggles that simulate the loss of central and peripheral vision, much like a victim of de mentia would suffer. A set of gloves with plastic lin ers work to simulate the loss of sensory nerves and fine motor skills. Setting a table or hang ing clothes suddenly became an exercise in frustration. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net A nything new or different can be a challenge of extreme proportions. It doesn't matter what it is: a telephone, clothing or personal care products. The smallest changes, the most minor things can cause confusion, anxiety and even fear. Having dementia doesn't necessarily mean a person has lost their mind, many victims are aware of their struggles and that awareness makes life even more difficult. They can remember what life was like before. Perhaps only in flashes of memory, but they can remember that life was never this frustrating or so hard. On June 19, Sun City Center Senior Living, a senior living and residential memory care facility, offered the family members of dementia victims a look through their loved one's eyes. The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to provide very personal and hands-on insight into the challenges, fears and frustrations experienced by those who suffer from dementia. Second Wind Dreams of Marietta, Georgia, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of elderly people, created VDT. It has gained worldwide recognition as a proven training method for people caring for those with dementia. The tour includes a unique set of goggles, headphones, gloves and shoe inserts, all designed to simulate the loss of central and peripheral vision, the loss of hearing and increased confusion and the loss of sensory nerves and fine motor skills. It is a way for caregivers and family members to be in the shoes and to see through the eyes of patients and loved ones who suffer from dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, in the United States someone is diagnosed with that disease every 69 seconds. While Alzheimer's victims make up the largest category, dementia comes in many forms. Currently 24 million people suffer from dementia. In the next few decades, the number suffering from some form of dementia is expected to reach 84 million See THROUGH DEMENTIA'S EYES, page 12 PENN Y FL ETCHER PHOTO Dogs at the C.A.R.E. animal shelter in Ruskin have several neat ways to keep cool in the play yard. See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 18 See DOG DAZE, page 4 Dog Daze Take extra precautions to keep pets healthy in the heat By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net SOUTH COUNTY No, the headline isn't misspelled. This story isn't about what they call the "Dog Days of Summer," the 40day period between July 1 and early September when Sirius (the Dog Star) rises and sets with the sun. It's about the shockor dazethat pets (especially dogs) can suffer if not cared for properly during this period of long, hot sultry days. In fact, many die from heat stroke and related conditions each year simply because pet owners do not know the dangersor warning signsof trouble. "Sadly Ruskin Animal Hospital continues to see dogs suffering from heat stroke every year," said Dr. Hal Ott, founder and owner of Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic. "Most of the cases are from people leaving their pets in a car, even with the windows cracked, and then getting distracted while shopping. But we also see dogs tied out in a yard without water or shade in 107-110 degree temperatures." Both situations are illegal yet people continue to do it, he said. James Judge, media coordinator for BluePearl Veterinary Partnersthe emergency service that takes calls and recommends where to go for treat ment for veterinary clinics after hours and on weekends and holidayssaid the first choice is always to keep pets in an air conditioned environment during the heat of the day. But he knows that isn't always possible. "If your pet does become overheated, spray the animal down with room temperature or cool water, but never ice water," he said. "Ice cold water causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin and heat can't escape the body, which makes heat exhaustion symptoms worse. And don't give your pets sports drinks or electrolyte supplements. Dogs cool off by panting and do not sweat like people. Supplements like sports drinks can actually harm animals and make pets sick."

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2 JULY 5, 2012 SAVE UP TO 40% $ 39 INSTALLATION on Karastan carpet, America's Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value) ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST Church captures attention through real life events; offers free movie July 15 penny@observernews.net RUSKIN Two native boys one growing up in Tampa and the other in Ruskin didn't know how their futures would be woven together until recently. Now though, they're working in unison to open a new campus of The Crossing Church. It will be the third campus and will temporarily hold services in the gymnasium at Lennard High School in Ruskin. The pastors say they hope to have a deal closed soon at the old Beall's building in Sun Point Plaza on State Road 674. The story of The Crossing Church and its mixed intergenerational congregation is quite unique. "I was pastor of The Pointe Church in Riverview when the Crosstown Community Church in Tampa asked me to come be its new pastor," said Lead Pastor Greg Dumas. "It was an honor to be asked, but I didn't want to leave my congregation, and suggested instead that we merge." They did, forming The Crossing Church in the building formerly used by Crosstown Community, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Drive, Tampa (east off Causeway Boulevard between U.S. 301 and Interstate 75.) They also have a Celebration campusand yes, Celebration is not a church term in this sense but a town near Orlando and are about to open one in South County. They also hold separate Spanish services at the Tampa location at 1:30 on Sundays. The interdenominational church has grown by leaps and bounds. "Any given Sunday we have about 5,000 worshippers and about 9,000 people call our church home," Dumas said. Dumas was born in Tampa in 1969 but moved with his mother when he was seven years old to Oklahoma. After playing some football in college he attended the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and received his master's degree in theology there. "I got recruited to Brandon in 1998 and felt like I was coming home," Dumas told me in an interview June 28. His decision to start The Pointe was because he saw that there were many people in the area who did not belong to any denomination and he felt they would need a church. He was right, almost immediately drawing about 500 people, and working up to 1,000 in just a couple of years. When he was asked to preach at Crosstown, the merge brought two 1,000-person congregations together and all kinds of ministries were born both in the local communities and in poor countries. One secret of the Crosstown's success, as described by some of the teenagers that packed the separate building behind the main Tampa church, is that the pastors give sermons relevant to their lives and they then separate into small groups to discuss them, talk about their troubles and concerns and pray for each other. The children and teens have lively "rock-type" music with lighting like they would find familiar from a rock concert or on line. "The key is reaching them where they are," said Joey Adkins, who will be the campus pastor at the new church opening in South County. Instead of ignoring new technology, they are embracing it, using the Internet for live podcast services, Twitter and Facebook for notices and followers, and various forms of media to get the word out. Adkins, 31, and his wife April, gave away tickets at AMC Regency Theaters in Brandon June 28 to introduce people to their "At the Movies" series. "The sermons will be based around the themes of the movies, relating them to everyday life," Adkins said. "It's like Hollywood meets God. We're doing things like The Book of Eli and Brave We talk about it, give the sermon, and then we show the movie. After that, there will be a meal." This is a good way to keep people involved in the summer when attendance usually goes down, he added. The idea for "At the Movies" was born at Life Church in Oklahoma, where Pastor Dumas spent some time in his youth. Although regular services will not begin at the South County location until Sept. 16, there will be several pre-opening events at Lennard, including the movie "Soul Surfer," following an 11 a.m. service on July 15. Then on Aug. 12 there will be another 11 a.m. service at Lennard and Aug. 18 there will be a Back to School Bash where backpacks will be given away there. The Big Launch will be Sept. 16, with weekly services and local ministries continuing on a regular basis after that. Adkins is excited to be back in his hometown of Ruskin. "I grew up here and moved away to New Hampshire and Georgia and came back for family responsibilities about four years ago," he said. Since then, there has been one opportunity after another in ministry and he says he knows he was meant to return at this time. To find out more about The Crossing Church and its locations and events, visit crossingonline. org or call (813) 626-0783. The Crossing Church, which has a campus in Tampa and one near Orlando, is about to open a new campus in South County. Starting with a core group of 450 they hope to have about 1,000 members by the time they launch their services and programs in September. Meanwhile, beginning July 15, some things will start taking place that residents can attend. Pastor Joey Adkins, born and raised in Ruskin, will be the campus pastor at the new loca tion of The Crossing Church at South Shore, soon to be held at Lennard High School until a deal currently in the works will hopefully, Adkins says allow them to open a church in the Sun Point Plaza.

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NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529 www.KnoxAluminum.com SUMMER Sun City Center seniors tackle survey to define their future community Volunteers gather to build a really big sandbox in Ruskin MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO More than a dozen members of the Oak Grove Church of God gathered at the Grove Point com munity in Ruskin on Friday and Saturday to help build a mega-sandbox for children in an RCMA child care center in the community. Church members also planned arts and crafts activities during construction for the 60 children at the center. Grove Point is among 18 child care centers and pro grams operated in Hillsborough County by the non-profit RCMA, and is among 75 RCMA centers statewide. All RCMA facilities serve low-income families, primarily in farming communities. For information about RCMA, visit www.rcma.org. By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER Resi dents here all 10,300 or so of them soon will have opportunity to put pencil to paper and help redesign parts of their community. A professionally prepared, comprehensive survey, evolving solely from opinions expressed by residents themselves, is being mailed with first class postage to each of them this month, whether they are still in town or summer ing in another state. Their confidential responses, tabulated by a team of impar tial university researchers, are expected to become their direc tions to the community's elected leadership regarding future capital improvements. And those directions are fore seen as the focal point of a com munity town hall later in the year, leading possibly to a referendum vote on long range plans by the Community Association member ship as the year ends. The six to eight month study is being conducted by Erika Matu lich, PhD, a marketing research professor at the University of Tampa and a business consultant with some 20 years of experience, including with other active retire ment communities. She recently wrapped up an assignment in Kings Point. The SCC study was set in mo tion by CA board directors after residents in February emphatical ly turned down a leadership pro posal to refresh the community's central campus some of it dating back 40-plus years with a pair of new structures to expand meet ing/entertainment space and to relieve business office overcrowd ing, along with adding a cafŽ and a few other updating features. The $3 million plan was to have involved a low-interest bank loan repaid over 10 years with rev enues accruing from re-sales of SCC homes to incoming first-time buyers and locals buying multiple homes as investment properties. CA members readily agreed to increasing the one-time resale fee from $1,200 to $1,500, but balked at using a bank loan as an immediate financing mechanism in order to capitalize on lower loan rates and falling construc tion costs triggered by a national recession. While CA directors engaged Matulich and her team to so licit, tabulate and report resident visions of the future commu nity, they have not been privy to results, they told The Observer last week. Directors have not par ticipated in any of the consultant's discussions with residents, have not seen the survey questions, much less had a hand in framing them, and will have no access to any of the responses, Chuck Collett, the board's vice president said. Pressed for their understanding of what the process is uncovering as it progresses, Ed Barnes, board president, said they were aware that 11 focus groups involving 130 or so resident volunteers had been pulled together by the consultant for extensive conversa tions about community needs and desires. Beyond that, he added, "it's been strictly hands off" and details have been managed only by Matulich. Directors have been advised they eventually could see the finalized survey questions, said David Floyd, board secretary, but only to ensure that they are SCCcentric and do not, for example, relate to Kings Point. The approach emphasizing con fidentiality will continue in con nection with collection of survey responses, Matulich has asserted. Each resident's survey mail ing will include a pre-addressed envelope which will return the answered questions directly to her offices at UT. Residents also can seal their responses in the envelopes and deposit them in a locked box designated for the purpose in the CA central campus office. The consultant said she periodically will pick up respons es from the box accessible only to the professional team. Follow ing tabulation, all responses will be stored in a secure facility and destroyed after a year, Matulich added. CA directors may have no specific or factual knowledge of how resident concerns and objec tives now are shaping up, but community buzz indicates most, if not all, of the focus groups de voted considerable time to talking money; the CA income streams, how capital improvements should be underwritten, and best ap proaches to covering operating expenses. Casual conversations around town also point to community communications particularly be tween the CA board and residents as another top topic in the focus groups. Residents at random suggest that ideas like their library mod eled on a Barnes & Noble book store, complete with coffee bar and comfortable seating, books and magazines, has much appeal, as does a residents' "clubhouse," a sort of senior hang-out with light food and beverage service. And a pool designated for chil dren would please both grand parents with visiting family and swimming residents sans young sters in tow, they say. Then, the technologically attuned call for m aking buildings WIFI friendly. They talk, too, about insuffi cient parking in the community, sometimes acknowledging they understand everyone always wants to park close to public doors, put ting those parking spaces in short supply. Lacking concrete solu tions for that problem, residents have wondered aloud if a punch card system, or perhaps cards with dollar amounts pre-loaded, might be answers to complaints about guest fees. And when it comes to generating monies, they've even suggested that selling naming rights to community buildings trump borrowing funds. What, if any, of this turns up in survey questions, responses or, ultimately, in the consultant's report is not yet known. Matulich said the survey is structured to pin down which amenities are most valued by SCC homeowners, how residents see those features being paid for, and how plans should be communicated to the community. Both the consultant and CA directors have indicated they an ticipate tabulation of survey results in August and early September. Matulich emphasized the impor tance of answering every question, including personal ones related to demographic data, in order to produce an accurate picture of community preferences. Residents who do not use the survey as a voting tool," she noted, should not expect the right to complain later about what is happening in the community. What directors want, Barnes said, is a "totally independent, unbiased and objective" assessment of com munity needs as CA members see them in order to look ahead. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson

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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 Graduates ready to enter business world The following graduates were among the 540 students who graduated from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL) on May 20, 2012: Kimerly Christie, a Business Management major and resident of Riverview; Charles Christmas, a Business Management major with Dis tinction and resident of Riverview; Johna Perez, a Business Management major with Honors and resident of Riverview. Eckerd College invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Eckerd is a pioneer of innovationdeveloping programs that have been adopted nationwide and earning the College an international reputation for academic excellence. A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Eckerd College has a diverse student body with 1,800 students from 48 states and 32 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope's Colleges that Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Eckerd also serves more than 1,000 students annually through its Program for Experienced Learners. The Leadership Develop ment Institute, Academy of Senior Professionals, and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar program iden tify the College as a national leader in continuing education. Eckerd's first priority is to teach students how to learn -at any age. And the best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside. Elks Lodge #2672 recently held their annual Flag Day Ceremony with the scouts of the B.S.A. Troop #661 presenting the flags. Bill Baker gave the history of Flag Day. BHS-JROTC Mathew Knippel performed the thirteen folds of the flag. Knippel was chosen Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and for the Cadet Command Award which he was awarded a plaque and ribbon. Nora Baker was chairman of the event. Standing L to R, front row: John Prinz, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader and James Davis, Asst. Scoutmaster; back row: Ryan Davis, Kippy Woodin, Colton Lewis, David Amshel, Cody Mofield, Cameron Mofield, and Christopher Mofield. July events at Hillsborough County's Parks and Recreation Centers Join Hillsborough County's Parks Recreation and Conservation Department in July for fun and exciting programs. The 2012 Band Jam/Skate Jam will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Satur day, July 14 at the Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. The event, to be held annually, features five to six participants competing at a time in a skate jam by doing skateboarding tricks one after the other. Local bands will play live music during the event. This is a free event. For details on the 2012 Band Jam/Skate Jam, call the Brandon Skate Park at (813) 477-0196. Sign up for Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs at 10 a.m. and at noon on July 7, 8, 21, and 28 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center) These programs provide a variety of fun and informative guided activi ties for children ages 9-15. The fees are: $5 per child accompanied by an adult; free for adults with children; $5 per adults without children. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle up to eight people. Children must be accompa nied by an adult. Only cash payments are accepted at this time. July 7, 8 Let's Make Homemade Ice Cream and Eat it! July 21 Let's Make Homemade Butter and Eat it! July 28 Venomous Florida Snakes And Water Color Art For more information or to register, call Carol A. Legan, Lettuce Lake Park, at (813) 987-6204. Check out the Lettuce Lake Park's free guided nature tours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center), which takes partici pants through the boardwalk and along the scenic Hillsborough River. Park rangers will highlight many native plants, a variety of birds, and usually even an alligator or two. Those bold enough to climb the threestory observation tower can enjoy a scenic overlook from the skies. Florida has a rich history, and these tours include a look into trac es of what happened 200 and 300 hundred years ago. After the tour, participants can enjoy the cool air-conditioned exhibits in the interpre tive center located inside the Visitor Center. It is suggested participants wear walking shoes and cool clothing, and carry water. Binoculars and a camera are welcome, and will definitely make this a memorable trip. Pets are not permitted on the boardwalk. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle up to eight people. For more information or to register, call Carol A. Legan, Lettuce Lake Park, at (813) 987-6204. South Hillsborough Elks honor Flag Day MEETINGS Men's 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. Charles O'Connor of Riverview earns highest honors Charles O'Connor of Riverview has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire. Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hamsphire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point aver age is 3.2 through 3.49 are awarded honors.

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6 JULY 5, 2012 ¨ The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3111 Fax: 813-645-4118 www.ObserverNews.net Published Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048 EDITORIAL: Brenda Kn owles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher ......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... Contributing Writer mj@observernews.net All press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@observernews.net faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570 SALES: Vilma Stillw ell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.net For current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.net CLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION: Beverly Ka y ......... 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There seems to be a natural tendency in most offices and homes to put off starting anything new until after January 1. You do not have to start the projects but if you use this down time to plan your start, it will give you a boost when you put your plans into action. You will hit the ground running so to speak. Here are some ideas to help you get organized. Some of them are so basic you will wonder why I'm talking about them. If so, you probably are al ready organized, so pat yourself on the back and smugly watch the rest of us race around. First, look at your desk or work area. Can you see the top of it? I happen to believe that I was born with the lifetime task of covering flat surfaces and adding interest to them through the liberal use of clutter. I had a friend, a fire marshal, once declare my desk a class-three fire hazard. Clutter may be interesting but it can also be defeating. Most times my desk gets that way because I cannot decide what to do with a particu lar piece of paper. My solution is to just leave it there although I know that's not the right thing to dobe ruthless in throwing things away and keep only those things you will be working on in the very near future on your desk or work area. By the way, just in case you are wondering, near future is defined for this purpose as less than three days. Second, I recommend you use some kind of calendar method that is easy for you to maintain. I have struggled with the more formal planning systems, not because they are so hard to use, but because they require that I put some order into this creative chaos I call life. Using a calendar, look into the future and plan when you will have free time to do any work you need to get done. This job will be easier next year because you will be able to go back over your records and see when those blank spots occurred. It will also allow you to pencil in all the meetings that you are committed to that occur on a regular basis. Third, sit down and make a wish list of all the things you would like to get done in the next year. Don't try to do it all at one time. Take a piece of paper and title it "THINGS TO DO NEXT YEAR." Put that paper on the corner of your newly cleaned desk and look at it often. Add to it as the week goes by and at the end of the week, try to prioritize the tasks. What do you need to do first? As a guide to what to do first, I like the WIN (What's Important Now?) principle. Apply that principle whenever you get stuck and need direction. Fourth, start another list for the equipment, people and other resources necessary to get started on the priorities you have set in step three. You may find that you are lacking some resource to attain a particular goal. Acknowledging that fact, you may have to change the priority. I have a friend who does very little planning and his excuse is that he does not have enough control over life for his plans to have any hope of success. Dwight D. Eisenhower didn't have much faith in plans either and here is what he said, "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." He believed that even if the plan did not succeed, he was better able to cope with what did happen than if he had not gone through the planning process. I believe that is true for all of us. I think now I've talked myself into cleaning off my desk; that will take care of today. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated col umnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mon days 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: 813641-0816. Email: bill@billhodg es.com Website: www.billhodges. com" By William Hodges Let's prepare now for the coming year An old firehouse rests on the banks of picturesque Marsh Creek in Ruskin. More than half a cen tury past, Ruskin's Commongood Society, as one of its last official acts, donated the Marsh Creek land to Hillsborough County for the building. The 1950s-era structure housed Hillsborough County's firefight ers, rescue crews, trucks, and emergency medical services. Until just a short time ago, fire men functioned in their cramped, obsolete facility just off Shell Point Road and Highway 41. Despite significant challenges, they dis patched superboften heroic services to an ever-growing and increasingly diverse population. The firemen are now in new digs on College Avenue. Their old building, with its intriguing provenance, remains. "Repurpos ing" is now the name of the game on Marsh Creek. A host of local volunteers and support organiza tions are collaborating to breathe new life into the old firehouse. Its new incarnation: The Firehouse Firehouse converting to Cultural Center beginning in the fall of 2012. Fire truck bays are undergoing renovations. Cultural Center. The tired old building is under going tweaking. Where fire trucks once drove in and out of large open bays, a compact performing arts venue is taking shape. Where firemen tried to squeeze naps in between a huge volume of calls, a multi-purpose arts classroom/ studio is already seeing action. Tiny shower stalls are morphing into ADA restrooms. A sprinkler system and emergency exits will meet safety codes. A new HVAC system will ensure the comfort of audiences, performers and other artists. The project scope is ambitious and work is in progress. Demo lition, construction and cultural activities go on concurrently. Con struction workers, volunteers and artists mingle betwixt, between, andit seemsalmost symbioti cally among each other. The goal: Complete major con struction by September 1. The vi sion: Firehouse Cultural Center is fully operational in time to host a full season of events and activities Heart healthy nutrition classes offered Brandon Regional Hospital is offering a community education class called Heart Healthy Nutrition. The next class will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Palm Room of Brandon Regional Hos pital's cafeteria, 119 Oakfield Dr., in Brandon. Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register, call (813) 653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!

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I think we are all just in pursuit of happierness. T he woman sat in front of an empty storefront on 7th Street in Ybor City working hard on turning palm fronds she had gathered fronds that would otherwise had been swept into the trash into beautiful flowers and crosses. Next to her, in a small, beat up rolling suitcase contained her entire life. All she had in the world was right there with her. She worked hard on the palm fronds and laid the results out on the sidewalk for the tourists to look at and hopefully purchase. I picked up one that she had made into a rose and asked her how much she wanted for it. She said whatever I felt like paying, she was on the streets so she knows times are tough. I asked her how much people typically give her and she said $3 to $5. In looking at the rose, I figured there was probably an hour's worth of work involved in it, perhaps more. It was beautiful and she had taken great care in making it so. I gave her $10 for which she expressed her sincere gratitude. She may have been homeless, but she wasn't a victim. She was doing what she needed to do to get by in life. She wasn't asking for handouts, she was working to provide something of value in exchange for much needed cash, just like most of us do. And to me, particularly given the beauty of her work, her time and skill was worth at least $10 per hour. It matters not that she's homeless; her time on earth is no less valuable than mine. Thinking about it now, I should have paid her more. I asked her if I could take her photograph and she agreed. I took it with a camera that cost $2,000 when new more than 600 roses at the going the rate. I sometimes think that I work hard, but I have to think some more about that. In my opinion, the homeless woman had me beat in that regard. Was the woman happy? I don't know, I can't imagine it's easy to be living on the streets. Florida is a rough place to be poor and nothing can be done about that. The weather draws both the wealthy and impoverished alike. While Florida is not known for its social safety net, the reality is that it can't be everyone's safety net. If you are going to be homeless, particularly during the winter months, Tampa trumps Chicago or Minneapolis. There isn't a social safety net big enough for the number of people that would need to take advantage of it. But, again, this woman wasn't seeking a handout. With her By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net beautiful work laid out on the sidewalk in front of her, she was a businesswoman doing the best she could. While she may not have been happy about living on the streets, she wasn't complaining about it either. She wasn't asking for something for nothing. She was offering her skill and time and a product of her own making in exchange for money. She was making her own way in the world. I sincerely hope that it eventually leads to a better life for her, perhaps with a home to call her own. I think the phrase, "the pursuit of happiness" makes it sound like some elusive place that we struggle our entire lives to find. I think that is mistaken. A more apt phrase, perhaps, would be "the pursuit of happier-ness". Whether one is a homeless person making roses or a wealthy hedge fund manager, we are all looking for better days. But we need to keep in mind that today is pretty good, too. Two weeks ago, I wrote about how Men's Health Magazine listed the Tampa Bay area as among the saddest places in America. Now it turns out that Men's Health has just listed Tampa as being the vainest city in America. Excuse me? I'm trying to picture the scene here: "Well, I think I'll go out and refill my anti-depressants and then stop off for a few Botox injections or a workout at the gym." I don't think so. I'm starting to think that Men's Health just has it in for Tampa. Michelle and I live in a house on a canal off the Little Manatee River. During Tropical Storm Debby, we had flooding in a big way. In fact, the day after the worst of the storm came the worst of the flooding. The house was literally an island with water on all sides at least that water which wasn't making its way inside. It wasn't the most pleasant experience of our lives. But as the storm started and the water began rising, Bev, our next-door neighbor, called to ask if we were OK. That's just like something people in our collective vision of a great America would do, you know, in Small Town America and places that aren't sad, depressed, and totally engrossed in themselves. Glenn and Norma Jean, our neighbors on the other side, offered to let us stay in their house, which was high and dry. That offer was even extended to See OBSERVATIONS, page 14 Need to Advertise?

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8 JULY 5, 2012 S OUTH S HORE R EGIONAL L IBRARY 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin 33573 Kids' Program/Event Highlights July 5-11 Teen Volunteer Orientation Thursday, July 5 6 to 7 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Family Story Time Thursday, July 5 7 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, July 5 7 to 8 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the library's teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time Monday, July 9 1:35 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. 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. Super Science Monday: Gravity Monday, July 9 3 to 4 p.m. For kids ages 5-12. Join them for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! Registration is required. Call 273-3652 or ask at the Information Desk at the Library. This is a school early-release Monday. Teen/Adult Drawing Monday, July 9 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join art instructor Tim Gibbons for this interesting class exploring drawing techniques with pencil, charcoal and pastel. Limit 20. Registration required. Visit the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, July 10 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. 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 Tuesday, July 10 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 11 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute pro gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Tuesday, July 10 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. eBooks and eReaders Wednesday, July 11 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn about the library's eBook services. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership luncheon took place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. The luncheon was hosted by the GRCC network ing group, Taking Care of Business and featured food from 16 member restaurants. More than 200 chamber members and guests took advantage of the chance to sample food from Barnacles, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chickfil-A at Lake Brandon Village, Costco Wholesale, Fred's Southern Kitchen, Hawthorne Village Retirement Community, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, Lupton's Restaurant & Catering, Copper Bell CafŽ, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Riverview Sandwich Shop, S&S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff, Saladworks, Sweet Bay Supermarkets, Thai X-Press, Uncle Mikes Smokehouse, and The Original Leena's Chocolates. The Greater Riverview Chamber also welcomed new members First Baptist Church of Riverview, North western Mutual Investment Services, Professional Enhancement & Development, LLC, Rossi Construction, Inc., Streams Datalight Technologies LLC, and Welcome Wagon Following the recognition of new members and renewing members, members of Taking Care of Business spoke on their satisfaction and the advantages they have received by joining the networking group. For more information, contact the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce office (813) 234-5944 or visit us online www.RiverviewChamber.com. PHOTO BY H UTH & B OOTH PHOTOGRA P HY. Riverview Chamber hosts membership luncheon Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, July 5 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Fun Day from noon to 6 p.m. Games for all kids. Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Bouncy House, Dunk Tank. Music by JP Price Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 8 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 9 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Chamber Meeting and After Hours Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Energy Camp organized FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center), the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence for high-tech manu facturing, in conjunction with Hillsborough Community CollegeSouth Shore campusis organizing its second, annual summer energy camp. The camp will be held July 9-12 at HCC-South Shore Campus in Ruskin. During the camp 25 students from Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin, currently enrolled in Hillsborough County's AVID (Advance ment Via Individual Determination) program, will learn about different facets of renewable energy technologies. Students will engage in hands-on activities that will introduce them to fossil fuels and their impact on the environment, and learn about the science of electricity generation. They will also learn about solar cells, solar thermal energy, wind energy, environmental care, fuel-cells, home efficiency and ocean energy. For more information on the energy camp call Nina Stokes at (813) 259-6587, email stokes@fl-ate.org, or visit www.fl-ate.org/projects/ fesc.html. RVHS band to hold fundraiser Riverview High School Shark Attack band comprised of approxi mately ninety members is holding car washes this summer to raise $22,000 to participate in USBands National Marching Band Champi onships at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD the weekend of Nov 9-12. The car washes will be held on Saturday July 14 and Saturday August 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Burger King 9660 US 301 S., Riverview. Donations are appreciated. Hillsborough Community Col lege is the country's 9th leading producer of associate degrees according to a new report pub lished in the June edition of Com munity College Week. Using data assembled by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Sta tistics which compared over 1,200 community colleges in the United States, HCC awarded a total of 2,951 associate degrees during the 2010-11 academic year among two-year colleges, a 13% increase over the prior year. Additionally, HCC saw an over all increase of 20% in the number of degrees awarded to minority students, making the college the 11th largest producer of degrees HCC ranked 9th nationally in Associate Degree production for minority students in the coun try. Specifically, HCC ranked 19th in awarding associate degrees to African American students and 14th in awarding two-year degrees to Hispanic students. In discipline-specific rankings, HCC ranked 5th overall in the pro duction of liberal arts and sciences associate degrees, 25th in the pro duction of all health professions and clinical sciences degrees, and 20th in the production of all asso ciate degrees in nursing. According to HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater, "Ensuring the suc cessful completion of our students is of paramount importance to us at HCC. These rankings are a tes tament to the efforts of our faculty, staff, and, most importantly, our students." HCC is a comprehensive com munity college with five campuses located throughout Hillsborough County. HCC offers three degrees: the associate in arts (AA), the as sociate in science (AS), and the associate in applied science (AAS) degree. The AA degree parallels the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year bachelor's degree. In Florida, the 2+2 system guar antees graduates with an AA de gree acceptance as juniors into the state university system. HCC also offers more than 64 AS, AAS degree programs, as well as over 85 certificate and PSAV programs, which lead to immediate entry into the workforce.

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AT HOME AUTO CARE ¨ Master Certified Technicians Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating Vendors We service and repair all makes and models including: VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW & All other European lines and Diesel Repair Courtesy Shuttle Service Available Towing Upon Request (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) (813) 645-0339 OPEN Monday through Friday www.athomeauto.net AAA Approved Auto Repair Center Lic# MVS51635 $ 27 95* Oil Change GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Expires 7/15/12 *Some exceptions apply. Must present coupon for discount at time of service. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers. 15 %* Off Labor charges on all AC Repairs WITH 27 POINT INSPECTION *Up to 5 qts 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft oil and filter. Most cars. + tax & S.S. Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids? Can't Afford To Hear Dear Can't, It's unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don't get hearing aids because they simply can't afford them. Hearing aids are expensive, typically costing between $1,000 and $3,500 per ear, and most insurance companies including traditional Medicare don't cover them. While there's no one simple solution to finding affordable hearing aids, there are a variety of options you can look into that can help. Check Insurance Your first step is to check with your health insurance provider to see if it provides any hearing aid coverage. If you're a Medicare beneficiary, you need to know that while original Medicare (Part A and B) and Medicare supplemental policies do not cover hearing aids, some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans do. If you have an Advantage plan, you'll need to check with your plan administrator. Medicaid also covers hearing aids in some states to people with very limited means. Your county How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid By Jim Miller social service office can give you more information. Or, if you're a federal employee or retiree, hearing aid coverage may be available through some insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Or if you're a veteran, the VA provides free hearing aids if you meet certain conditions such as being compensated for any service-connected disability or if your hearing loss is connected to military service. See va.gov or call 877-222-8387 to check your eligibility. Financial Assistance Depending on your income level, there are various programs and foundations that provide financial assistance for hearing aids to people in need. Start by calling your state rehabilitation department (see www.parac.org/svrp.html for contact information), or the near est chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (hearin gloss.org) to find out if there are any city, county or state programs, or local civic organizations that could help. There are also a number of nonprofits that offer hearing aids at deeply discounted prices, or for free. Some good ones to check out include: HEAR Now: Sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation (star keyhearingfoundation.org, 800328-8602), this program provides hearing aids for people with net incomes below $19,058 for a single or $25,743 for couples. Your only costs are a hearing test and an application fee of $125 per hearing aid request. Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project: Offered through some Lions clubs throughout the U.S., this program provides the opportunity to purchase new, digital hear ing aids manufactured by Rexton for $200 per aid, plus shipping. To be eligible, most clubs will require your income to be somewhere below 200 percent of the federal poverty level which is $22,340 for singles, or $30,260 for couples. Contact your local Lions club (see lionsclubs.org for contact infor mation) to see if they participate in this project. Sertoma: A civic service organization that runs a hearing aid recycling program through its 500 clubs nationwide, refurbishes them, and distributes them to local people in need. Call 800-593-5646 or visit sertoma.org to locate a club in your area. Audient: This program (audien talliance.org, 866-956-5400) helps people purchase new, digital hear ing aids at reduced prices ranging from $495 to $975 for one hearing aid, or $990 to $1,575 for a pair. To be eligible, your income must be below $27,075 for a single or $36,425 for couples. For a list of more programs, visit the Better Hearing Institute website at betterhearing.org, and click on "Hearing Loss Resources," then on "Financial Assistance." Or, call the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disor ders at 800-241-1044 and ask them to mail you their list of financial resources for hearing aids. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. STORMY Stormy is a beautiful little girl who was rescued from a storm drain just in the nick of time. Luckily she missed all the rain that has fallen this week because she had enough rain in her life. But she is high and dry on the cat tower or playing with the other kittens of C.A.R.E. now. Take home Stormy to her forever home. As part of her adoption she will be brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. DOB: March 5, 2012. JACKIE Jackie is a gorgeous Lab/ Hound mix with unique colors that make her look like an otter. This little girl has a big personality and lots of puppy energy to go with it. She is working her way through obedience training and is a star student. She is happy to show her newly learned sit, down, and puppy push-ups for a tasty treat. Jackie is looking for an active forever home (no apartments). She still has a few more puppy stages to go through. She is a super sweet gal who would make someone very happy. As part of her adoption, Jackie will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: 4/10/2012. Quilting programs offered Between the Covers: Quilting Basics For adults from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday July 7 at the Ruskin Library in Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room. Learn the basics of quilting from local fiber artist Nina Tatlock. Bring a project you are working on, a finished accomplishment to share, or simply an eager attitude to learn something new. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ruskin Library. Book to Film Screening: How To Make An American Quilt For adults from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Ruskin Library in the Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room. Enjoy a film screening featuring a popular movie, followed by a discussion on the book as part of the adult summer reading program. A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide in her the stories about their loves that have shaped their lives. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ruskin Library.

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12 JULY 5, 2012 Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday 611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-3291 Bud & Bud Light Longnecks $ 2.00 or higher, which could create the largest crisis in the history of health care. Now is the time to learn more about dementia and according to Second Wind Dreams, "Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes." At Sun City Center Senior Living, family members did just that. On a bright June day, two women in the prime of their lives, wearing goggles, headphones and gloves, had to be walked hand-inhand with a staff member down a hallway to a darkened apartment at the residential facility. They were instructed to perform simple tasks such as folding up and putting away towels, setting a table, filling a water glass and hanging up clothes. One of the women uttered negative statements, talked to herself and ultimately had to ask for help. Both women wandered, a classic behavior of dementia in which the person is trying to find a familiar place or something they think they need to find. Neither were able to fully complete all of the simple tasks, tasks that would not warrant a second thought for someone who does not suffer from dementia. The women walked away with new insight into what it means to be impaired with dementia. Everything changes, from what you see and think about things to not being able to perform even the simplest task. Even something that might have been imperceptible previously can cause a sensory overload, making the person wander in the hopes of finding a refuge. "We have to stimulate the minds of our residents," said John Perkins, executive director of Sun City Center Senior Living, "but there's a very fine line between not enough stimulation and too much. We have an activities program that is designed for those with dementia. Our staff is trained for this for difficult situations or even difficult residents. We tailor the care and services to the needs of the residents." Sun City Center Senior Living currently has 130 residents, primarily in assisted living, with 46 residents in their memory care unit. One major difference between the two sides of the facility is in the level of care. Assisted living is largely independent while memory care is much more staff-intensive. Many more services are offered to those in need of memory care. If the projection for the increase in people suffering from dementia proves true, those services will be ever more in need. The situation is serious enough to warrant federal action. On May 15, President Obama presented the National Plan to Fight Alzheimer's Disease. The plan, which includes $100 million in the 2013 federal budget, is designed to optimize the quality of care, to expand support for people with Alzheimer's and their families, to enhance public awareness and engagement, and to track ongoing progress and drive improvements in the plan and in treatment. The signature piece of the plan calls for preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's disease by 2025. If that comes to pass, a monumental health care crisis may well be averted. At Sun City Center Senior Living, residents enter the memory care unit through a variety of means. In some cases, family members seek out solutions such as that offered by residential facilities. Family members care for the majority of people with dementia at home, but while that may seem to be the ideal solution to the growing problem, family members frequently do not have the time or the ability to provide the level of care needed by those who suffer from dementia. In other cases, residents transfer over from assisted living, perhaps alone, perhaps the husband or wife in a couple needs more care than a spouse can provide, even in an assisted living environment. "In assisted living, residents are living independently, we help them with meals and so on," Perkins said. "We provide them with services for things they can't do for themselves. A difference between our assisted living side and the memory care side is the ratio of staff to residents. Much more care can be provided in memory care. A certain percentage of our residents will transition between assisted living and memory care. That transition can be abrupt or more gradual." On the current course, virtually no one will be untouched by the growing problem of dementia and the care required by the victims. Your spouse, your parents, and even you may only be looking at a matter of time before it comes to your doorstep. Planning and preparation is something almost everyone should consider. With the Virtual Dementia Tour, people can gain new insight and a great deal of empathy for what their loved ones experience day by day, minute by minute. And hopefully with each passing day, the resources to help those impacted by dementia will improve and increase. "Because dementia affects so many people, we believe it's important to do our part to promote a greater understanding of what it is like to live with this devastating and widely misunderstood disease, Perkins continued. "For families with loved ones who have dementia, a lot of people tell us they wished they had known about this place sooner. It takes a special person to be a caregiver for dementia. Through dementia's eyes It takes a very strong person. For family members who are caregivers, reach out for help. There are a lot of resources out there." Perhaps the first step involves walking in the shoes and seeing through the eyes of a person with dementia. On June 19 in Sun City Center, a group of people in the prime of their lives did just that. For information about the Virtual Dementia Tour, visit Second Wind Dreams at www. secondwind.org/vdt. For information about the National Alzheimer's Project Act, visit aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa. For information about Sun City Center Senior Living, visit www. pacificasuncity.com The number of people suffering from dementia is forecast to ex plode in the coming decades. Memory care units in residential facili ties are playing an increasingly important role in caring for victims of Alzheimer! s and other cognitive diseases.

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14 JULY 5, 2012 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chef's Special Sunday Brunch Don't want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chef's Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your EntrŽe Purchase Chamber welcomes Tuscan Alley MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member and Ruskin welcomed Tuscan Alley as a new business during a barbecue lunch and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 28. The dis tinctive yet reasonably-priced home furnishings retailer is located at 301 U.S. Highway 41, formerly the Southern Grace gift store. Tuscan Alley is owned by Terry Trekas. For more information, visit www.tuscanalley.com. our big, spoiled dogs. I couldn't believe anyone would be so generous. They were going to be gone for the evening so they just gave us the keys. When the flooding finally started to recede, we went over to check on their house. On the kitchen counter, they had left out two drink glasses with a bottle of Irish cream in the refrigerator, assuming we'd need it if we had to evacuate. Had that happened, they certainly would have been correct. The generosity and compassion shown to us by our neighbors is anything but sad. These are good people that I know aren't found everywhere but, by and large, have reminded me that people really do care for their neighbors. People really do care for things beyond themselves. Maybe we're not so sad in the Tampa Bay area. And I can't begin to figure out the vanity thing. Last week we were thwacked by a storm, but people picked up, carried on and helped their neighbors do the same. Sure, as I watched the water reach the threshold of our front door, I felt the inclination to be sad about it and play the victim. Why does bad stuff always happen to me? How could I be so unlucky? Why do people say stupid and mean things on the Internet? OK, so I wasn't necessarily thinking about the last one during the flooding, but I frequently do wonder that. Regardless, what a load of hooey for which I am ashamed of myself. Even if water had inundated the house, how could I be sad? I was worried about a bunch of stuff; stuff that can be replaced. I realized after the storm that my pursuit of happierness is on a pretty clear and easy path. I should be counting my blessings rather than wondering why an entire metropolitan area in paradise could be sad, and worse yet, inadvertently counting myself into that lot. Me, sad? Sheesh. Although I forget it far too often, I have no reason to be sad. If I need a reminder of that, all I need to do is start counting. I'll start with my friends Steph and Jerry and continue on to my neighbors, Bev, Glenn and Norma Jean, my wife, my home, my job and much more. And in that list, which I know would be embarrassingly long, would be a rose made from a palm frond by a homeless business woman. Like life itself, that rose is beautiful. Seeing it makes me happy. Observations

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Exp. 7/31/12 0210 0150 ¨ | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Bookworm Used Paperbacks, Hardbacks Children's & Specialty Books! 7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578 Bookworms4U@gmail.com (1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.) (813) 443-0968 Used Books BRANDON PEST CONTROL Phone: (813) 685-7711 Fax: (813) 685-3607 10 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTION ASK ABOUT TERMIDOR Celebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? 2011 Allstate Insurance Company The past week was full of torrential rains from tropical storm Debby, who was sitting out there in the gulf. Do you think it meant no fishing took place? Not really, there were those who did fish in this weather. Some who fished in the flooded streets caught fish. Those fishing from private piers also made catches. It was unsafe for boating; even the owners of the bigger boats stayed home. I scanned computer news and saw that a dead whale washed ashore in northwest Australia with a hundred or more sharks feeding off it. In Tampa, a shark jumped over the Bayshore railing in the high flood waters. Water was so deep, that several people were paddling kayaks on Bayshore Boulevard. This was not a hurricane, only a tropical storm. It closed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge for three days Often I am asked: "Where are the fish? This week, to tell you the truth, I hope they come back after this storm. I do know that before the storm the tarpon were still soaring around Tampa Bay. Anglers were enjoying catching and releasing this giant game fish. This trophy fish has been a challenge to many anglers. Prior to the tropical storm this week, great catches of largemouth bass were caught in our fresh water flows of both the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers. I had no information from freshwater anglers, if the storm affected their fishing. Gag grouper season will soon open. I hope that the storm hasn't pushed them into smoother waters. Before the tropical storm, the red snapper bite was on. Also there were reports of yellowtails schooling around. Regardless of the weather, sheeps head are always waiting to be caught. I talked to some private pier anglers who said that is all they caught this week. I will tell you, these anglers probably were the only ones fishing this week. When you are weathered in, it is a good time to clean out your tackle box. How many lures do you have that you haven't used in the past year? How are your hooks? Do they need sharpened? Check your line on your poles... are they frayed? Is your line old? Does your reel need some oil, or attention? Tropical storm Debby came and went If your boat is dry-docked, check it out, if your trailer needs repair take care of it. Remember during the summer boats galore are on the waterways, so drive carefully, obey the rules, watch the weather, only sail together and never alone. I want you to make a safe trip home. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. By Jonie Maschek Big Draw turns 5 October marks the fifth year anniversary of The Big Draw. The Big Draw Studio is going strong and the SouthShore Arts Council is happy to announce the anonymous donation of $500 to be used for Big Draw classes this year. They would like to challenge their members to donate too in the hopes of doubling or even tripling this amount. There are more than 150 members in the SAC and if each were to make a small donation of $10 they could triple the $500. The money will go towards funding the drawing and painting classes for this year's Big Draw. To find out more about past Big Draw events and artists go to www. southshoreartscouncil.org and click on The Big Draw link. Anyone wanting to make a contribution can send it to the SAC. Their mailing address is: SouthShore Arts Council, PO Box 1613, Ruskin, Fl 33575. Another fundraising project they hope to get started this summer is the "Best of SouthShore" photo calendar. They invite everyone to submit a photo of their favorite thing or place in the SouthShore area. Send your photos via email to info@southshoreartscouncil.org The SouthShore Regional Library has invited members of the SAC to display their art at the library this August. The show will run for the entire month. In addition to wall space for paintings and 2-D art there will be a glass display case with three shelves for smaller pieces such as glass, ceramics, jewelry and puppets. If you are interested in participating email a description of your work and the approx. size to info@southshoreartscouncil.org or call 610 -8326 and leave a message. There is a July 12 deadline for submitting art work.

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16 JULY 5, 2012 WE NOW OFFER 3 SERVICES: Saturday Night Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much more Saturday Night Service 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 CHURCH Sunday 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 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 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 Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. 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 Church Building Community Thru God's Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558 Pastor 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.org Masses: 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 "Religion" Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.org "Loving 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 Christ 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Our Community ALL 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: D r. Warren Langer Pastor: D r. D aniel White Bookstore 633-8595 Expanding Services? Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 Area Obituaries Richard Robenhorst Richard Robenhorst, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Fred and Helen Robenhorst, where he spent his childhood. He graduated from Hammond High School and joined the United States Navy in 1945. Upon his return he enrolled in Tri State College in Angola, IN., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering HVAC. He was a partner in Air Products Equipment Co. of Elk Grove Village, IL. Upon his retirement he started his own firm of R.A. Robenhorst Co., Inc. Building Maintenance Contractors, in Munster, Indiana. He sold his company in 1994 when he finally retired to Sun City Center, FL. for a life in the sun. He is survived by his wife Angeline; 2 children, Pamela (Dan) Klawinski of Seminole, FL, Fred (Lisa); grandchildren Veronika and Julia of Northbrook, IL; a sister Mary Coleman of Valparaiso, IN. and several nieces and nephews. A brother Daniel and sister Joan preceded him in death. He was an avid golfer and led a neighborhood golf group for many years. He loved every minute of it. Golf was his passion for 50 years and he excelled in the game with many awards and trophies to his talent. The cremation was performed by Zipperer's Funeral Home. Please go to www.zipperersfuneralhome.com Jerry W. Foppe, Major USAF (Ret.) Jerry Foppe was a native of Illinois who moved to Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Jane, in October 2003. He was a retired Air Force Officer, Senior Engineer, and Financial Consultant. He held a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from Saint Louis University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Utah. As an Air Force Officer, he was honored as an Outstanding Young Man of America and a TOP Gun in Radar. Among his military awards and decorations he was the recipient of the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service during the Vietnam War while serving as the Chief Controller of a Radar Site in Kao Kai, Thailand. While serving as the Director of Operations of the 601st Tactical Air Control Wing in Germany, he also served Gloria V. Puga Gloria V. Puga, 63, born on August 4, 1948 went behind the veil on June 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 40 years Juan J. Puga; two sons, Jesus E. Cortez, Demetrio M. Cortez and three daughters, Janie Rangel (Jose Rangel), Jennifer Ojeda (Ricky Ojeda), Ana P. Vasques (Juan C. Vasquez); two brothers, Alfredo Cortez, Roberto Cortez; two sisters, Juanita Puga, Maria A. Cortez; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. James R. "Buck" Leavine James R. "Buck" Leavine, 89, of Ruskin, Fla passed July 2, 2012. He was born in Mulberry, Fl on December 16, 1922 to Roy and Laura (Rogers) Leavine. He served as a Marine in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and worked in farming and later at Leisey Shell and Caloosa Shell. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling and later in his life, he discovered how much he enjoyed traveling with his grandsons, Kyle and Kevin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie. Survivors include his daughter, Pamela (Bob) Johns, a son, Gordon (Robin) Leavine, and three grandsons, Kyle Johns, Kevin Johns, and Jamie Leavine. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the funeral Virginia "Ginny" Carter Virginia "Ginny" Carter of Sun City Center passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Vitas Hospice in Pembroke Pines, FL. She spent the last few months living with her son Gary Carter & family. She is survived by her 4 children: Linda Seales (John); David Carter; Cathy Flick (Bruce) and Gary Carter (Tammy); 3 granddaughters: Heather Harris, Meredith Guzman and Jordan Seales; 2 grandsons: Kristopher Carter and Dylan Carter; 3 great grandsons; Brandon Harris, Luke Guzman, Cruz Guzman and 2 great granddaughters: Grace Harris and Lourdes Guzman and a brother Emory Jackson. She was born and raised in Miami, Fl, graduated from Miami Edison Sr. High School and was a member of the concert and marching band & orchestra. She attended Walsh Business School and was a member of Phi Rho Zeta Sorority. She was employed at the Blood Bank of Dade County in the Serum Lab which was founded by Dr. John Elliott who was a Blood Researcher & Scientist. It was discovered she had a rare type of blood which he used in research for over a year. She was employed over 20 years by the University of Miami Medical School at Jackson Memorial Hospital in the House Staff/ Residency Program where she handled the doctors' payroll. She was a member of the Mayan Society at the Museum of Science Miami. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for 5 years with her 2 sons. She was a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Miami and served on the Altar Committee. Upon retirement she relocated to Sun City Center where she became interested in Genealogy and joined the South Bay Genealogy Society. In October, 1999 she became a Charter Member of the German American Club of SCC. She was also a member of DAR. She is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in SCC. She was an avid traveler until her health got in the way. Her love was her family, home and ancient history & cultures. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Sun City Center or Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 5430 N.W. 33 Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. There will be a gathering of friends & family on Saturday, July 7, between 1-4 p.m. at her residence, 2052 Heathfield Circle, Sun City Center, Fl. as the United States Representative to the Air Defense Software Committee in NATO Headquarters in Belgium. After retiring from the Air Force, and a 10 year career as a Senior Engineer and Program Manager with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Jerry became a Financial Advisor with American Express Financial Advisors in 1993 when he relocated from Maryland to Bonita Springs, FL. In 1998, he became a Financial Consultant with Calton & Associates. He is the Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Sun City Center Chapter. He also is the Past Vice Commander and member of the Board of Directors of the Military Order of World Wars. Jerry and his wife, Jane, who is a retired Special Education Teacher of autistic students with Hillsborough County Schools, have 2 children: Dr. Mark Foppe, an Emergency Medicine Physician who lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, and Jennifer Louis, a CPA and President of Emergent Solutions Group who resides in Vienna, Virginia. They have wonderful grandchildren that loved him dearly. Internment will be held Monday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery. Celebration of Life Gathering will follow at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. Jerry W. Foppe obituary continued at top of page Jerry W. Foppe obituary continued home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. Burial with military honors will be in Ruskin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifeCare of Brandon, 122 North Moon Avenue, Brandon, Fla 33510 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home (813) 634-9900 James R. "Buck" Leavine obituary continued at top of page James R. "Buck" Leavine obituary continued

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18 JULY 5, 2012 We're Here For You! We Welcome New Patients "Our practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Tooth Pain Dentures Dental Implants Sedation Dentistry Tooth Whitening Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S. 813-634-3396 www.suncitycenterdental.com 703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 Lic.#6193 Lic.#9109 Lic.#11099 Lic.#15756 Lic.#D1713809 Our ofce is open: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon Crowns Bridges Partials Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9 Blue Plate Special, 5p.m., Menu: Pot Roast with all the Trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. Sunday, July 15 Ice Cream Social, Make your own Sundaes 4 to 5 p.m., only $5 per person. Monday, July 23 Blue Plate Special, 5 p.m., Menu: Baked Ham with all the trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. next meeting this month, her office said this week. The district commissioner recommended a $100,000 county expenditure which currently is being applied to necessary upgrades of the firehouse structure. The firehouse board, working through its sponsoring non-profit entity, the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF), presently is trying to finalize a building lease agreement with the county. St. Joseph's Hospital South Land clearing on the newest South County hospital site is proceeding with vigor as plans for a formal groundbreaking in October are taking shape, Lisa Patterson, spokesperson for the locally-based network of acute care facilities, said this week. St. Joseph's South, a 110-bed, multi-specialty hospital, is to be built on the south aide of Big Bend Road at Simmons Loop, with opening foreseen in 2015. Timeframes outlined in the new hospital's Certificate of Need, an approval mechanism of the regulatory Florida Agency on Health Care Administration (AHCA), call for getting underway this fall, Patterson noted, and the October beginning has been pinpointed. A specific date within that month has not yet been set aside for the formal ceremonies, she added. The first building to be constructed is a free-standing medical arts or medical offices structure in the northeastern corner of the 70-acre site, according to site plans. The new medical services center itself is positioned on the western portion of the site, with entry from Simmons Loop. The several St. Joseph's Hospitals are part of a growing network now called simply Baycare, St. Joe's South is expected to bring to South County residents a range of similar services in a facility much like St. Joe's North opened by Baycare last year and serving the northern reaches of Hillsborough County. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Whatever happened about... The Southeast's largest hunting and fishing expo is back at The Lakeland Center for a huge week end of family fun Friday, Satur day and Sunday, July 13-15. This show features many great outdoor activities, hunting and fishing seminars and more than 200 vendors with amazing equipment, information and special deals. R.J. & Jay Paul Molinere from History Channel's hit show Swamp Peo ple will be meeting fans on Friday and Saturday. Advance Tickets for the event include admission all three days and are $12 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and Under and kids under 6 are free! All military personnel (Active & Retired) and First Responders receive free admission compliments of Regal Motors of Lakeland. Tickets are available day of show at The Lakeland Center or advance tickets may be purchased online at www.southerntrophyhunters. Big Buck Expo planned com. The Big Buck Expo is open Friday, 3-8:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hunting and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy several exciting expo changes including an unbeliev ably large fishing tackle liquida tions area offering deals on name brand items up to 70% off! The Big Buck Expo will also host the National Wild Turkey Federa tion State Calling Championship inviting the state's best callers to compete for huge cash and hunt ing gear prizes! Fun for the whole family, kids will enjoy the Nation al Wild Turkey Federation Daisy Jakes trailer where they will be able test air rifles with a special shooting range. The Muzzy 200 Club will be on display showcas ing more than a dozen bucks who scored over 200". World renowned hunting expert Hank Parker will also be making appear ances on Saturday and Savage Outdoor Television's Mike Stroff and Spook Spann will be providing seminars all weekend. For a full listing of expo features and events visit www.southerntrophyhunt ers.com or call 334-699-3976. For ticket information or pur chase, call the Box Office at 863834-8111 or visit their website at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the 24-hour toll free phone line at 888-397-0100.

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FARMER'S MKT 200 MERCHANDISE 300 ANNOUNCEMENTS 100 THE SHOPPER 19 J U LY 5, 2012 310 G ARA G E /Y ARD SA L E T o 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 4pm 100 Announcements 200 Farmer's Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 Employment THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING T he Observer N ews, T he S CC Observer and T he R iverview Current M & M Printing Co., I nc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland E states A ve., S W R uskin, F lorida 33570 MARINE 400 312 ESTATE SA L ES TRANSPORTATION 450 105 P ERSONA L Prayer to S t. Jude. May the S acred Heart of Jesus be adored, glori ed, loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. S acred Heart of Jesus pray for us. S t. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. S t Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. S ay this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. I t has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. bk 280 PETS 310 GARA G E / YARD S A L E A lmost N ew T hrift S tore. 10008 I ndiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist G ibson ton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving sale July 6 & 7, 8am-2pm. 308 Manatee D r., R uskin. A ntiques, tools, etc. T oo much to list. 310 G ARA G E /Y ARD SA L E Rus ki n United Methodist Church THRIFT HOUS E SPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m 1 09 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin 312 ESTATE SA L ES D ENNEY S E STATE S ALES (813) 477-17 93 Licensed www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!' Se Habla Espa–ol 330 F URNITURE L a-Z-Boy recliners. R ose color. (1) $250 or (2) for $400, like new. 813633-2084 S CC. 360 GO L F C ARTS G olf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onny's Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SL IPS OR S TORA G E S outh Bay RV & Boat S torage. S pecializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www. S outhBay S torage.com Storage Ramey's Business Park D ollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. A lso RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469, 455 A UTOMOBI L ES 1999 L incoln T own Car, 82,000 miles, great condition. A ll extras including moon roof. Blue book $5,750 813-938-5086 458 PARTS & SER V ICE L et someone else do that H EAV Y work L ook in the Business & T rade D irectory 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 & Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc. SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Thrift Store 813-641-7790 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Summer Entertainment Sale 50% off all Books and Movies Plus, the secret sale CASH Paid on Cars! $ 250$ 600 Exp. 7/31/12 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Hours: Mon-Fri. 9 to 5 Saturday 9 to 4 1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin (Behind St. Anne Church & Next to Kennco Mfg.) DISCOUNT COUPON VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org. Please call (813) 645-5255 DONATIONS NEEDED Movies CDs VHS Tapes DVDs BUY 1 GET 1 (equal value) Must bring this Coupon for discount Expires 7/19/2012 MATTRESS SALE Quality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes G REAT S ALE N OT T O B E M ISSED Contents Include: Large Area Rug, Glass Top Sofa Table, Glass Top End & Coffee Tables, Craftmaster Sofa & Matching Side Chair w/Ottoman, Wall Unit, Green Recliner, Cream/ White Sofa & Loveseat, Beautiful Rattan Glass Top Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Broyhill King Bedroom Set, Light Oak Dining Room Table w/Chairs & Matching Buffet, Loveseat Sleeper Sofas, King Brass Bed, Barrel Side Chairs, Ornate Room Divider, Marble Top Parlor Table, Curio Cabinet, Grandfather Clock, Mahogany Drop Leaf Table, China Cabinet & Side Board, Drum Table, Step End/Lamp Tables, Gilt Framed Mirror, Bookcases, Clothing, Shoes etc., Beautiful Oil Paintings & Prints, Home Decor, Glassware, Collectibles, and Garage Items. Too Much To List! P LEASE P AR K ON S IDE OF S ALE D UE T O E MERGENCY V EHICLES See Yo u There! N ETTIE S E STATE S ALES 2207 Platinum Dr., SCC Fri. & Sat., July 6-7 7 a.m. to Noon Cell: (813) 382-7536 Please Note Date & Times Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & Foreign Sun City Center COINS U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large) Foreign Currency WANTED APPRAISALS GIVEN Call for privat e consultation or appointment All transactions are strictly con! dential. (813) 634-3816 Cell (813) 503-4189 "Your local dealer for over 20 years" Watch out for Counterfeit Coins now being sold & circulated in this area Paying depending on t he market at time of purchase 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin (813) 641-9155 All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience

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JULY 5, 2012 20 THE SHOPPER RENTA L S 600 M.H. HO U SING 550 511 HO U SES F OR SA L E REA L ESTATE 500 540 C OMMER C IA L SA L ES 565 M.H. IN P AR K S Waterfront C ommunity Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in adult mobile home park in Apollo Beach; amenities include boat ramp, pool, clubhouse; double lot with gazebo, volume ceilings, large kitchen with nice appliances, inside laundry, outside storage and so much more. Easy to view. $97,000, Sharon Van Loan, Keller Williams Realty Southshore., 813-765-0845, di rect. 610 W ATER F RONT R ENTA L S The Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kay men Way, Apollo Beach, efciency apartments on water. Boat docking /shing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 611 H O U SES F OR RENT Ruskin, 3br/2ba home with cov ered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent $925 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813-649-1599 SCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security de posit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 3br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 Apollo Beach. 3br/2ba/2cg. fresh paint, CHA, screened lanai, W/D hookup, garbage included. No pets. First, last & deposit. $995 monthly. 813-731-0348, 813-416-7590, please leave message. 612 A PTS F OR R ENT For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 CON D OS F OR R ENT Available 3 months only. Apollo Beach, 2 bedroom condo. Quiet, great neighbors. Completely fur nished. 2 car parking. Just bring your clothes. 813-645-4145 or 642-0681 614 D U P L E X F OR R ENT Large 3br/1ba, with ofce, all ap pliances, fireplace, large fenced yard. Ruskin area. Pet negotiable. $850 monthly plus deposit. Call 813-641-9511 644 C OMMER C IA L 645 O FF I C E SPA C E 646 W AREHO U SE S PA C E Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 621 PL A C ES TO S HARE House to share. Apollo Beach, on water, fully furnished, all utilities in cluded. Internet, no pets, no drugs. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 630 M.H. R ENTA L S Ruskin, Mobile home, 2br/2ba on one acre. $675 monthly plus deposit. 813-641-7791 or 813610-3485 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom RV on private prop erty. References. $150 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 F or Rent: C lean Mobile Homes With A/ C 813-677-1086 Move in special (1 week free). Newly renovated MHP. $600 moves you in. $165 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813245-7425 2br/2ba, age restricted community. Little Manatee rive. Criminal/ credit background check required. $600 deposit. & monthly. Water & sewer included. 813-645-1411 We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc.. Your neighborhood printer. 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 & Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc. SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? To Place A Classied line Ad Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30¢ for each additional word. Bold line $3. All Classied ads are pre paid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discov er COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! Great location for many business uses close to 1 acre 200x200 with easy access to 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 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA manufactured home built in 1994 on large lot located convenient to the Wildcat Creek boat ramp. Inside laundry and all appliances are included hvac system is only 3 years old!! 2 storage sheds located on the property and one even has a workbench. The large 12x24 screened lanai affords additional space for dining & relaxing and enjoying the beautiful oak trees that grace the property. Don't delay call for your own private showing today. $56,900 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BETTER CUT DOWN ON WORK SCHEDULE. Too many opportunities for fun and leisure when you move into lovely 3BR/2BA spacious house in Sun City Center. Over 2000 sq. ft. of living space for great entertaining, and countless community amenities. Priced right at $169,900 CALL LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 PRICE REDUCED NEARLY 23% AND yearning for bargain hunter to see potential. 3BR/2BA on over a third acre in convenient Ruskin location. Are you up for a creative challenge?? Now only $50,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY 674. Existing home is older, but would make great office. Over 300 ft. of hwy frontage and 2 acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 5 ACRES with easy access to I-75. Perfect for Landscape/ Nursery business. Property complete with irrigation & commercial grade well. 2000 sq. ft. metal building & an 1800 sq. ft. gutted home & shop. Reduced $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 l ot on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT POOL HOME FOR RENT IN RUSKIN! Very well maintained and updated single family 2BR/2BA home. Pool service and yard maintenance are included in the rent. Gorgeous views of the Little Manatee River with direct access to Tampa Bay. $1300 per month with a one-year lease CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211 Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924 www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.com CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ......... 645-3211 Celebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 NICE PRICE REDUCTION FOR COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR/2.5BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHERIN-LAW QUARTERS on over acre lot. 3,040 sq. ft. 2BR/3.5BA, plus a den that could easily convert to third bedroom. Built in 2007 and is in excellent condition. Special features include: vaulted ceilings, crown molding, tray ceilings, gorgeous kitchen with center-island and a sink, custom cabinets, master bath with garden tub & separate shower & a nice size sitting room & much more! This is a short sale but worth the wait. $215,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 2 HOMES ON 1.39 ACRES ON THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq. ft.) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq. ft.. and a boathouse $299,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 PRICED TO PLEASE! Tastefully decorated 3BR/2BA/2CG pool home in desirable community with deed restrictions to protect property values but no CDD fees! Needs a little TLC but mostly cosmetic. Just under 2000 sq. ft. of living area but feels larger. Take advantage of this great buy! Only $159,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This 1.42 acres is close but not too close to shopping, churches, schools, restaurants, and more! With residential single family zoning, a corner lot on a dead-end street and public utilities available, the possibilities are endless. Four single lots make up this acreage so you could possibly build four homes instead of just one! Asking $60,000. Call today! CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 A HOUSE AND A WORKING PLACE IN RUSKIN: zoned CG, property offers 1 acre lot in residential area, close to major Hwy, 2BR+Den (3rd BR), 2.5BA and 4 large attached offices, 2,600 sq.ft. total. Inside utility rm, screened porch, remodeled kitchen, beautiful wood floors, fireplace, and detached 2-car garage and carport are other great features of property. $219,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 RUSKIN ACREAGE AND 2 MOBILE-HOMES: 2.30 acre lot, representing 2 parcels and 2 folio numbers, cleared with few shady trees and a very nice pond full of fish! First M/Home is 2BR/2BA, second M/H is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with large screened porch, peaceful secluded area, not in flood zone, no HOA. $89,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LAND IN RUSKIN: 4.66 Acres right in town, close to main Hwy., in area of new subdivisions, property can be great spot for your dream house, or little farm and/or nice investment for future development. Electric and well on site. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! FOR SALE Nancy or Elizabeth Smart (813) 220-6799 ElizabethSmart@C21Be.com $275,000. FOR LEASE Nancy or Elizabeth Smart (813) 220-6799 ElizabethSmart@C21Be.com 4000 sq. ft. Commercial rental space, updated & renovated. Ample parki ng, sewer in place, high trafc area, Ruskin town center. GREAT VALUE!!! BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LAND IN RUSKIN. 4.66 ACRES, zoned AS-1. Close to highway and new subdivisions. Ideal estate for your dream home or small farm! great investment for future development. Offered at $125,000. 1 ACRE LOTS IN RUSKIN! Great location facing a nature preserve. Cleared and zoned for a single family home or mobile home. Two lots offer privacy and elbow room for your family. $44,900. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN A NICE RESIDENTIAL AREA with a house and offices on a 1 acre lot. Special features include: remodeled kitchen, inside utility, screened porch, fireplace, wood floors and more! NOW $219,000. Claire Tort CELL: (813) 363-7250 SIERRA (1550 sq. ft.) 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, oak floors, in Greenbriar.............................................. $129,000 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai, close to Clubhouse...................................................... $20,000 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated.................................... $59,900 RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA furn., large lanai..... $650 per month 2BR/2BA furnished..................... $700 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage on GC, furnished..................................... $1000 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage HOME in SCC, unfurnished................................... $975 per month APOLLO BEACH (813) 641-3339

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