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July 19, 2012
Volume 56
Number 26


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* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernewsnet
APOLLO BEACH Dan
Wood has "It". No one really
knows what "It" is, no one can
define it, but people either have
it or they don't. Wood has it. At
22 years of age, his confidence
and sense of direction are that of
a much older man, someone with
many more years of the sort of
hard knocks that breed wisdom.
He isn't afraid to put himself
out there and isn't afraid to fail. A
quick learner, he doesn't seem to
even see failure a setback is a
learning experience to him. This
week he left for New Orleans to
try out for the fourth time to be a
contestant on the Fox Television
show, American Idol. By the
time you read these words, he
may know if his next trip will
be to Hollywood. But if not, he
won't return to Florida with his
head down, he'll be back with
knowledge on how he will do
better next time. For Wood, it's
all about confidence and, in this
case, "It" means everything from
trying out for a national television
program to life itself.
Last year, during a tryout in
Charleston, he made it into the
top 50 with the top 20 getting
an invitation to appear on the
show in California. For his finals
tryout, he missed a single note.
With more than 8,000 people
trying out, a single note was
enough to send him home. He
plans to take what he learned
in Charleston with him to New


Orleans.
"I don't feel fear," Wood said.
"I won't lie though; the very last
round was when I was actually
on the American Idol set. That
was the only time I got a little bit
nervous. You learn so much in
a year, though. All I could think
about was the next tryout and
trying to get over my fear of the
camera. I got over my fear of
singing to people. I'm definitely
going to be a lot more interactive
with the camera, a lot more
involved."


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Dan Wood, 22, is on his
way to stardom, perhaps
on the stage, perhaps in
an office but no matter
what, he has "It." On
Sunday, Wood left for
New Orleans to try out
Sfor American Idol.


Wood has only been singing
publicly for about five years,
although he has been singing to
himself since childhood. One
day he was talking to a friend
on the telephone and was put
on hold. He started singing to
himself, as he frequently did. His
friend heard him and asked if it
was coming from a radio. From
there he began to sing in his
church, getting past nervousness
and building his confidence.
Today, Dan Wood is all about
See LOCAL IDOL, page 7


County committee of and for

developers under scrutiny
* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
From its name to its function to its objectives, a governmental
committee heavy with real estate development interests and strong
South County connections is drawing fire from community advocates.
Those questioning a group dubbed the Economic Prosperity
Stakeholders Committee including one of its members refer to it in
terms like "sham," suggest in so many words it is "out of control" and
characterize it as mostly a ticket to prosperity for developers.
Hold on there, respond two others of its members, including its
chairwoman. They defend the five-month-old committee as doing
precisely what it was intended to do and a creation of Hillsborough's
county commissioners, established and functioning as they envisioned.
The EPSC came into being in March, composed of 21 members
appointed by commissioners and with the express purpose of
"making recommendations for a comprehensive revision of the Land
Development Regulations with a focus on promoting economic
prosperity."
An outline of the group on the county's website notes that in view
of the current "severe economic downturn" and the governmental
See COMMITTEE UNDER SCRUTINY, page 12


South County's Cancer

Resource Center


Hosts open

house today
* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
RUSKIN You don't have to
be a patient of a local doctor or
be using local medical facilities
to take advantage of the things
that are offered free at the
new Cancer Resource Center
sponsored by the American
Cancer Society.
In fact, you don't even have
to have cancer to go in, look
around, and receive help,
support or even take out items.
"Concerned friends and family
of cancer patients are welcome
to come in and pick up things
for others," said Tricia Gerbino,
a volunteer at the new resource
center that's holding its Grand
Opening today. "I am just so
blessed to get to work here.
When my dad- who is a cancer
survivor- saw the notice about
this place opening come out in
the paper, he held it up just like
this and said 'Tricia, this is for
you,' "she said, holding up a
stack of brochures in front of
her face.
Anne Corriea, a charge nurse
at South Bay Hospital, which
has donated a room and has
staff and volunteers manning
the project, coordinates the
people working on it while
RN Lyn Meyers and several
other specially-certified
chemotherapy nurse work with
the patients medically.
Together the team encourages
patients and their families as
they go through their treatments


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as she gets the new American
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pital, ready for its Grand Open-
ing July 19.
and for as long afterward as
needed, Meyers said.
"South Bay Hospital is
excited to partner with the
American Cancer Society on
our new Cancer Resource
Center," said Sharon Roush,
Chief Executive Officer at
South Bay Hospital. "We
look forward to serving our
community by offering free
resources to those in treatment
for cancer."
Recently a photographic
event was planned by local
photographers Huth and Booth
to photograph breast cancer
survivors in beautiful gowns and
at all kinds of events and the
photographs hang on the walls
of the cheery room where people
may go to get information and
See CANCER RESOURCES, page 5


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Apollo Beach Air Force pilot represents U.S. at prestigious air show


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews. net
APOLLO BEACH An Air
Force pilot from South County
represented the United States last
week at one of the world's largest
and most prestigious air shows,
held in Farnborough England. Lt.
William Graeff of Apollo Beach
was to be among an elite squad
chosen as the face of America and
the American military during the
Farnborough Air Show from July
9 -15. The air and trade show is
held once every two years. With
the scream of an F-18 jet in the
background, Lt. Graeff spoke
with The Observer News over the
telephone about the show and his
appreciation for those back home.
"It's pretty awesome," he said
of the air show. "It's my first time
here and it's a very humbling
experience. I'm happy to be able
to show people what we do, what
I do."
Graeff's family moved to Apollo
Beach about nine years ago, he
joined the Air Force in 2009.


He has been interested in flying,
however, since seeing a small
plane owned by his uncle when
he was 12-years-old. Today, that
small plane has been eclipsed by
his current aircraft, an F-15e Strike
Eagle, a hypersonic, long-range
fighter jet frequently used for deep
strike missions and interdiction
without the need for escort. The
aircraft has been deployed in
every conflict since Operation
Desert Storm in 1990, providing
. .I i liiig from deep strikes
against high value targets to air
support for coalition troops.
"The first time is pretty
intimidating," Graeff said of his
experience in the cockpit of the
fighter jet. "It's a lot bigger and
faster than .ii) ,ii;F I've ever flown
before. It's great flying; I wouldn't
trade the experience for .,) ii, i ,i."
Farnborough, located about
halfway between London and
the south coast of England,
offers thousands of visitors the
opportunity to not only get an
up close look at the latest in


commercial and military aviation
tkil 1. _.;y, but also offers the
chance to actually speak with the
pilots, such as Lt. Graeff, who fly
the aircraft. Organizers claim it to
be the largest air show of its kind
with this year being particularly
important as it marks the 60th
anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's
accession to the throne.
For the U.S. military, the
event provides an opportunity
to showcase its military and
technological prowess and, perhaps
more importantly, to put a human
face on a strategic and critical
alliance with the United Kingdom
and European nations. Lt. William
Graeff of Apollo Beach was
honored to be among those faces
that scores of families who visited
the show were able to see and
speak with.
Before being stationed overseas,
Graeff typically returned to Apollo
Beach four or five times a year and
with the honor of being included in
the air show, his thoughts are never
far from home.


"I would like to thank everyone
in the .mnrli.u.iiii he said. "I
know there is a strong appreciation
for the military in that community


and it means a lot to us, especially
when we're overseas. I'd like to
thank everyone for all of their
support."


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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Graeff, 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot talks with
Charles Bolden National Aeronautics and Space Administration administra-
tor July 10, 2012, during the Farnborough International Air Show in Farnbor-
ough, England. Approximately 90 aircrew and support personnel from bases
in Europe and the United States are participating in the air show. Participa-
tion in this premier event demonstrates that U.S. defense industry offers
state-of-the-art capabilities vital for the support and protection of our allies'
and partners' national-security interests.


Accident kills man,

injures woman in Ruskin


RUSKIN According to the
Hillsborough County Sheriff's
Office, a car accident on July
13 claimed the life of one man
in Ruskin. From the HCSO
report, Fred Violette was driving
southbound on 33rd Street SE
at 16th Avenue in Ruskin at a
high rate of speed and failed
to negotiate a left curve in the
roadway.
Violette's vehicle drove off the
west road edge and as he over
corrected his steering; his vehicle
began to rotate through the grass
sliding sideways into a shallow
ditch. He then struck a concrete
drainage pipe and continued
over a driveway. He then struck


another concrete drainage pipe,
became airborne and struck a
wooden TECO pole causing his
vehicle to roll over and land on
its roof.
Violette was unrestrained and
was found severely injured inside
his vehicle. He was transported
to South Bay Hospital and then
flown to Tampa General Hospital
where he passed away from his
injuries on July 15.
The passenger in the vehicle,
Carrie Ann Parker, was
restrained and suffered only
minor injuries. She was treated at
South Bay Hospital and released.
The investigation into the crash
is ongoing.


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Apollo Beach man accused of theft from employer, possession


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
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APOLLO BEACH An
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John G. Costa, 31, removed the
scrap metal without permission
and sold it for $8,355 to an
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Costa was charged with grand
theft, dealing in stolen property,
defrauding a metal recycler and
for the possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription,
which the HCSO report describes
as oxycodone. The pill was found
in his pocket.
Costa was arrested in Riverview
and booked into the Hillsborough
County Jail. He is currently
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Make yourself happy be selfish


I talked today with one of the
very happiest people I know and I
said to her, "Sally, how do you stay
so happy?" I never see you with a
frown on your face, and you al-
ways seem to have a good word for
everyone you meet. Sally replied
that her happiness was the result
of selfishness on her part,
because she did things for
the sole purpose of mak-
ing herself happy. Selfish
or not, I thought I ought
to pursue the subject with
her and find out just what
some of these activities Posil
were. Here is what she rlii.


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told me.
She works in her yard ByWil
and grows a large garden
of flowers and vegetables. Sally
says she loves the compliments
she receives from those she gives
the flowers to, and those who have
the opportunity to sample her
vegetables always say such kind
things to her. She said her motive
was obviously selfish-to get the
kind words.
Sally spends one day per week
volunteering at the hospital. Most
of the time, she distributes reading
material to patients from a small
cart. The doctors and nurses at the
hospital say Sally is better than the
best medicine they could prescribe
or administer. Her sunny smile and
cheerful disposition cause the hos-
pital rooms to light up whenever
she appears. Sally says that she
does it not for the patients' benefit
but because it makes her happy-
obviously, a selfish reason.
As a Hospice volunteer, she is
known for being one of the best
readers in town. She can sit at
bedside and read for hours. I have
heard her read and when she be-
gins to speak, the characters come
alive and you feel that if you closed
your eyes, you could put yourself
right into the novel. A mother of


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one child stricken with cancer said
that when Sally read to her child, it
was the first time in a month that
he smiled. Sally said although she
appreciated the mother's compli-
ments, she didn't think she de-
served them because all she did
was selfishly do something she en-
joyed doing-read.
A young couple
who live next to Sally
thinks she is a saint.
They are on a very
tight budget and have
two small children.
ve There is no money
for babysitters. Sally
comes to the rescue
Hods once or twice a month
by taking care of the
children while the young parents
spend some quality time with each
other beyond the odor of diapers.
Only those who have been in their
position can know how welcome
a break can be and how much we
appreciate the person who makes
it possible. But, again, Sally says
she appreciates the praise but she
babysits because she selfishly
wants to play with the children
without having to share them with
the parents.
Wherever people gather, you
will find Sally working on some
board or committee. She claims
that she does all this work because
she selfishly does not want to sit
home all alone. Again, she enjoys
the praise but really does not feel
she deserves it because her mo-
tives are so blatantly selfish.
Well, there you have it-the tale
of selfish Sally, the happiest self-
ish person in town. Wouldn't it be
nice if more people were selfish
like Sally? What could you do that
would make you happy and others
would be happy to have you do it?
The most selfish act of all is to have
talents and fail to use them. In this
world, there is a crying need for


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ine and that includes yours.
Hodges is a nationally recog-
nized speaker, trainer and syndi-
cated columnist. He also hosts an
interview-format television pro-
gram, Spotlight on Government,
on the Tampa Bay Community
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Buck-a-Bag Book
Sale in Ruskin
The Ruskin Branch Library, 1
Dickman Dr. SE, Ruskin, will
host a book sale from 10:15 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Bag Book Sale"
provides bar-
gains an abun-
dance at the
library's Com-
munity Room
and the Friends' Book Store.


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Local cancer resources
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cosmetic items like wigs, scarves,
caps, specially-made brassieres
and even some prosthetic breast
cups.
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Meyers explained the American
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Model Train Event at Historical Park
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Model Train Event at Historical Park


PALMETTO Palmetto
Historical Park and Manatee
County Agricultural Museum's
summer social will be a "Model
Train Social." Held over two
days on Friday, August 3,
from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday,
August 4, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., this family event is sure to
please any train enthusiast.
The Gulfcoast Garden
Railroaders and Real Rail
will be visiting and bringing
their model trains. There will
be trains set up in different
locations in the park as well
as two Speeders. A hands-on
train play area, train crafts,


train activities, and train movies
are all part of the event. There
will even be several contests to
participate in and a swap session
that will be open to the public.
A raffle will be taking place of
a "Percy" G-Scale starter set.
Come visit the park and have a
great time! Snack It To Me will
be selling food on both days and
Alex's Lemonade Stand will
be raising funds for childhood
cancer research.
This family event is FREE!
The park is located at 515 10th
Ave. West, Palmetto. For more
information, call 941-721-2034 or
941-723-4991.


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are found including the hospital,
to look for trends and apply for
research grants.
Everything offered in the new
cancer resource office is free.
The volunteers say there are
many things people can do to help.
Women who knit can make
caps. Baby shampoo, Woolite
and wig shampoo are always
in demand as wigs cannot be
washed in regular store-bought
shampoo. Money can be donated
to the American Cancer Society
and scarves of all types can be
collected, washed and donated.
But most of all, word of mouth
can be spread about the annual
local Relay for Life which is a big
way people can donate money to
help fight cancer, said hospital
spokeswoman Natalia Diaz.
The cancer resource office is
open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and more volunteers are needed
to man it. Although four of the
current volunteers are cancer
survivors, you do not have to have
a personal connection with the
disease to help.
Tricia said her grandmother
died of cancer, and her dad
is a survivor. She also had a
priest who has gone through
chemotherapy treatments.
"I think every family has had
some connection with cancer and
knows to a certain extent what
patients go through," Gerbino said.
Gerbino personally writes a
thank-you card to everyone who
comes in looking for help or
support.
"Thank you so much for visiting
with us. If there is anything else
we can do to help you please do
not hesitate to call or come back
by," one example said.


The Open House will be held
today- Thursday, July 19 from
10 a.m. to noon in the main lobby
of South Bay Hospital, 4016
Sun City Center Blvd., Sun City
Center.
There will be a free skin cancer
screening offered, as well as much
information, brochures and other
giveaways.
Some of the brochures to be
given away include information
on "Cleaning for a Reason," a free
housecleaning service provided
once a month for four months
while a person is in treatment.
All that is needed is to have a
doctor fax a note confirming the
treatment.
There is also a booklet put out
by the American Cancer Society
called TLC listing wigs and other
head coverings and cleaners for
them that can be ordered from


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PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Ann Correia, second from left, is the nurse navigator for cancer pa-
tients at South Bay Hospital. With her are three of the specially cer-
tified chemo-therapy nurses that work with her, Lyn Meyers, Julie
Flippen and Mandy Johnson.


them at great reduction over store
prices and dozens of telephone
numbers that could be useful
at certain times, like support
group information and temporary
financial assistance numbers.
Information on Reach to
Recovery a woman-to-woman
group where survivors help
current patients and Relay for
Life to collect money for research
and patient care will also be
readily available.
For more information about
the American Cancer Society,
contact Area Patient Services
representative Nancy Nethery
at 12810 USF Magnolia Drive,
Tampa; 813-319-5919 or email
her at nancy.nethery@cancer.org.
For information about the new
Cancer Resource Center at South
Bay Hospital, call 813-634-0396
or stop by during business hours.


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Kids' Program/Event Highlights

July 19-25
Teen Night: Anime Club
Thursday, July 19 5 to 8 p.m.
For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of
Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read
Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments
provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

Family Story Time
Thursday, July 19 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.

Puppet Show: Sinabouda Lily
Friday, July 20 10:30 to 11 a.m.
For children ages 4 and up. Be transported to the south sea island of
Papua New Guinea in this tropical puppet show. Meet Sinabouda Lily,
who loves to swing and eat bananas. Find out what happens
when she forgets to heed her father's warning and puts herself
in danger of becoming lunch for the wicked Sinawakelakela!
Relax and let the music, masks and dance provide a tropical
island getaway. Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the
City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department.

The Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 21 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For grades K-5. As summer winds down, enjoy a cool and refreshing
treat. Share in stories, crafts, and games all about ice cream!
Everyone will also get to create their very own ice cream sundae.
Registration is required. Ask at the information desk or call 273-3652.
Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

Baby Time
Monday, July 23 1:35 to 1:55 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24 11:35 to 11:55 a.m.
Wednesday, July 25 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.

Teen/Adult Printing Without a Press
Monday, July 23 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join art instructor Tim Gibbons and learn several printing
techniques during this fun class. Explore cartooning and anime or
create a drawing to print. Materials provided. Limit 20.
Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling
273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from
the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.

Toddler Time
Tuesday, July 24 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 am.
Wednesday, July 25 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 24 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 25 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.

"Creative Artists:" Let's Create Sandpaper Art!
Wednesday, July 25 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
"Creative Artists," 7-10 years, will have an interesting afternoon
with our art instructor creating a project out of sandpaper. Watch the
transformation of your drawing. Limit 20. Registration required at
either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652.

"Pee Wee Artists:" Let's Create a Painting!
Wednesday, July 25 3 to 3:45 p.m.
"Pee Wee Artists," 3-6 years, will have a creative afternoon with
our art instructor creating a painting to take home. Limit 15.
Adult must be present. Registration required at either
the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652.


Youth Soccer registration begins
Register online at fbcray.org or eayso.org for
Ruskin Area Youth Sports. The early registra-
tion fee is $65 with family discounts available.
The eligible ages are 41/2 through 19 years old.
iA ministry of First Baptist Church Region
1487 of AYSO (American Youth Soccer Orga-
nization) will host an on-campus registration
from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 28 at 820
College Avenue W., Ruskin.
^ For more information, call (813) 645-6441
ext 233.


Juvenile Justice
Task Force
improves outcomes
for at-risk youth
The Hillsborough County
Juvenile Justice Task Force, led
by Hillsborough County Commis-
sioner Kevin Beckner, District 6
Countywide, continues to make
strides in improving outcomes
for youth involved in the juvenile
justice system.
More than $21,000 is being
awarded by the Federal Depart-
ment of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, to help up to 80 at-risk
youth obtain a General Educa-
tional Development (GED) high
school equivalency certificate.
This award to the Juvenile Reentry
Education Program (JREP) will
provide necessary support, tuition
and testing fees for these young
people.
The Juvenile Justice Task Force
asked the Hillsborough County
Public Schools' Juvenile Justice
Transition Department and the
Hillsborough County Criminal
Justice Office to work together to
identify youth whose schooling has
been interrupted by involvement
with the juvenile justice system.
The Juvenile Reentry Education
Program sprang from this coop-
erative effort to address poor edu-
cational performance, low educa-
tional attainment and high dropout
rates.
These factors often predict fail-
ure in achieving a high school di-
ploma or its equivalent, which is
required for most entry-level posi-
tions in our society.
"It's the right thing to do to in-
vest in the lives of these young
people," said Commissioner Beck-
ner. "Increased education reduces
the recidivism rate for juvenile
offenders and saves society up to
$2.3 million per youth, while vast-
ly improving public safety. Every-
one benefits in the long run."
JREP will be administered
by Hillsborough County Public
Schools' Juvenile Justice Transi-
tion Department.



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Bob Burkhahn from Cargill presents a donation check for Camp
Bayou to George Shambaugh, Camp Bayou volunteer and Bayou
Outdoor Leaning and Discovery board member. Some of these funds
will go toward the annual Back to School/Back to Nature event.
Are you ready for Back to School/
Back to Nature?
In preparation for the Back to School/Back to Nature event, Camp
Bayou is collecting school supply items such as loose-leaf paper, bind-
ers, rulers, lunch boxes, backpacks and other typical school supply items.
Also acceptable are pens and pencils with company logos so show your
corporate pride and support! All donations will be acknowledged during
the event and in social media coverage before and after the event.
Volunteers will be making tie-dyed table covers to be used during the
Back to School event from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. If
you are interested in tie-dye, stop in and learn how to make your own.
If you bring a clean white t-shirt, you can try making your own creation
after the table covers are complete. There is no charge for this activity.
Camp Bayou's Annual Back to School/Back to Nature event will be
held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. Registered families will
visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs,
fossils, forests or one of several nature topics. This year there will also
be a station with information about NASA's Curiosity rover and its
expected landing on Mars on Sunday, Aug. 5. As in past years, registra-
tion is requested but free, online at www.campbayou.org.
Some of the organizations that will be participating in this year's event
include: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Florida Division of Forestry, Con-
serveItForward.org., and League of Environmental Educators in Florida.
There is still room for more stations. If your organization would like to
participate, contact Dolly at campbayou@gmail.com.
Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an
RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land, but it
is now open for day use only, and open to the general public. Through
volunteers, donations, membership and grants, it offers programs to
pre-registered schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Camp
Bayou is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday for pas-
sive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography
and trail walks. General admission is still free.
The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public/private partner-
ship between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD).,
Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hills-
borough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is
located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin.
For more information, visit http \ \i\ allplb.lyou.org or call (813)
641-8545.


Thien-An Phan Le named to Dean's List
Dr. David S. Wood, senior vice Wofford College, established
president of academic affairs and in 1854, is an independent liberal
' dean of Wofford College, has an- arts college of 1,550 students ii
nounced the Dean's List students Spartanburg, SC. Wofford rank:
for the Spring 2012 Semester, 2nd nationally in the percentage o


ATALA Z. ISSA
Navy Seaman Recruit Atala Z.
Issa, a 2011 graduate of Riverview
High School, Riverview, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, IL.
During the eight-week program,
Issa completed a variety of train-
ing which included classroom
study and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefight-
ing, water safety and survival,
and shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp
is 'Battle Stations.' This exercise
gives recruits the skills and con-
fidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. 'Battle Stations' is de-
signed to galvanize the basic war-
rior attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
tion, teamwork and endurance in
each recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly 'Navy' flavor was designed
to take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.


including Thien-An Phan Le of
Wimauma.
To be named to the Dean's List,
a student must be enrolled for at
least 12 semester hours of graded
courses and attain a semester grade
point average of 3.6 or higher.


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undergraduates receiving credit for
study abroad. Home to one of the
nation's 280 Phi Beta Kappa chap-
ters, Wofford's historic 170-acre
campus is recognized as a national
arboretum. Wofford is affiliated
with the United Methodist Church.


Ruskin VFW Post #6287
Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1 st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.


Thursday, July 19 Bar Bingo
at 6 p.m. Men's Auxiliary Meeting
at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 20 Fish Fry from
4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Del & Gary
from 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 Music by You
2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 22- Fire in the Hole
from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert &
Sassy from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monday, July 23 Open.


Tuesday, July 24 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen
open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m.


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JULY 19, 2012

History exhibit soon to be housed in Ruskin lib


* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
RUSKIN After a two-part run
in Tampa, important pieces of this
historic community are returning
to their origins-- and just before
hordes of visitors take over the
city.
Ruskin's artifacts in various
forms have been exhibited twice
this year, first in the Tampa Bay
History Center at Channelside as
part of the Ruskin Woman's Club
centennial celebration and most
recently in the John Germany
Library in the downtown district.
The history center's display on
the second floor encompassed
three enclosed wall-mounted and
locked exhibit cases containing
photographs and documents as


well as tools and implements
highlighting the community's
most recent century and touching
on its pre-historic era prior to
arrival of the massive 1539
Hernando de Soto expedition.
The downtown library exhibit is a
two-dimensional version mounted
on three freestanding panels
measuring 15 feet in width which
currently are on display in the
second floor genealogy section.
But in mid-August, prior to
opening of the Republican National
Convention expected to attract
both demonstrating protesters
and crowds of conventioneers
by August 27, the exhibit and
all materials will be transported
back to Ruskin, according to Dr.
Arthur "Mac" Miller, a director
of the Ruskin Community


Development Foundation which
oversees the Ruskin History
Project. The Germany library, like
many facilities and structures in
downtown Tampa, will be closed
during the convention.
Back in Ruskin, the display is to
be established in what may be its
most appropriate home, the Ruskin
Branch Library on the Ruskin
Inlet, east of U.S. 41, Miller said.
Although the current library
building was built in the mid-20th
century, its predecessor originated
with the first Ruskin College and
was created by Harriet Orcutt,
novelist and teacher. Orcutt's
role in the community as college
instructor, librarian and writer
of stories with strong spiritual
overtones is part of the exhibit.


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Local idol
* Continued from page 1
confidence.
"I can still be very shy," he
continued. "I didn't start getting
my confidence until a year or two
ago. I sang with my church for
about four years. I just remember
the first couple of songs I was so
nervous, I would have a horrible
shake in my leg. My whole upper
body would shake. It would be
hard to sing songs. I just told
myself I have to fight this. It's
all in my head and I have to
overcome this."
A psychology major and a full-
time student at the University of
South Florida, Wood turned to his
education for support.
"I learned in psychology that it's
all mental. I told myself I would
never say no. If anyone asked
me to sing, I would never turn
it down or wimp out at the last
minute."
These days he is frequently
asked to sing most often
"Happy Birthday" while
working as a waiter at Circles
Restaurant in Apollo Beach.
"I pushed myself," he said. "I
went to karaoke bars and I would
sing happy birthday to people
there. I sing almost every shift that
I'm here. I try to make it really
special. Everyone is watching you,
you get that quiet feeling at first,
and then it's time to go and I give
it everything I've got."
The restaurant patrons have
certainly recognized his talent and
confidence. It was a customer of
his who notified The Observer
News about his tryout this week.
She was clearly excited for him
and proud of his achievements.
New Orleans will be as
challenging as was Charleston.
An estimated 8,000 people are
expected to show up for the
tryouts, and that number will be
quickly whittled down to 200
and then to 50, and then to the
top 20. Any mistake, any sign
of nervousness, even a single
missed note will send most of
those people home again. Wood is
confident he can make it.
'The last round is basically just
you, the producer, the camera," he
related. "You see people coming
out that didn't make it. You see a
lot of emotion coming out in that
last round. It's about 40 percent
singing and 60 percent how you
are with the camera and your life
story. The story part is important.
Some of the people have
amazing stories. I think they'll be
interested in my story."
His story involves that of a
young man with confidence
and wisdom beyond his years.
It involves significant ups
and downs in life with family
members having health problems.
It involves the support of his
family, including a grandmother
who chose raising her children
over a shot at being an opera
singer with the Metropolitan
Opera. It includes the staff and


customers from Circles, some
of who have helped him to
raise money for his trip to New
Orleans. Wood has taken all of
the ups and downs, all of the life
lessons, and has forged ahead, a
better man for it a man who is
equally eager to learn, as he is to
win.
'I take criticism well," he said.
"You know, most people would
be offended if someone said you
didn't hit that note. I love that
kind of feedback. I've always
been my toughest critic. I always
push myself that way."
In his heart he knows he
can win, but he is focused on
cherishing the entire experience,
not just winning.
"When I was up there waiting in
that line and seeing 8,000 people
sharing the same kind of dream
that I do was great," he said.
"Being in that line and seeing
thousands of people who can
sing any song and realizing they
could probably harmonize with
me on the spot. Most people think
waiting in line is a horrible thing.
I was having a lot of fun there."
When asked if he was prepared
to win and prepared for the fame
that could come with it, Wood
didn't hesitate.
"Yes. I think I am," he stated. "I
never used to be the most popular
kid or anything like that, but I feel
different. I can't explain it."
But he's also prepared for the
opposite.
'I'll just go on," he responded.
'I'll learn." He will take what the
judges have to say and work to
be better next time. Giving up did
not come up; it doesn't seem to be
a part of Dan Wood. His degree
in psychology, about a year away,
is his backup plan, along with
ideas for graduate school. By
the time this story goes to press,
Wood may well be planning a
trip to Hollywood, or he may be
coming home with plans to work
harder next time, to incorporate
what he learned to be even more
successful. There is little doubt
that success is waiting for him.
It is certainly possible that at
some point in the not too distant
future, you'll hear him singing
over your television or radio.
Or perhaps he'll someday help
or even save a child's life as a
psychologist. Regardless, one
way or another, Wood is going
to make a difference. Given his
confidence, coupled with his
humility in learning from life's
stumbles, success on American
Idol or success as a counselor, or
even as something else, will likely
just be the beginning. Besides,
although he wouldn't think in
such terms, to many customers at
Circles, he's already an idol, and
for good reason there's much
to admire in this young man who
is continually moving forward
and always improving. Dan Wood
has "It".






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How to pick an assisted living residence


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.




NOEL
Bigger is better! Noel is a long-haired beautiful Grey cat with pretty
white markings. Noel is adjusting to people thanks to our volunteers. She
allows people to pet her and seems to enjoy it. She will also allow you to
pick her up on special occasions. But, the screened-in lanai is her favor-
ite place to be. Give her a forever home. Noel is spayed and up-to-date
on her shots. DOB: March 2005.





SPROCKET
Sprocket is a charming Collie mix. He was found wandering in a neigh-
borhood with no owner in sight. Sprocket is not only handsome, but also
a delight to be around. He is a happy boy with lots and lots of love to
give. He is excellent with other dogs and has become the dog we turn to
when we have a timid or unsocialized dog as he makes them feel at ease.
Sprocket loves the doggy pool and playing ball. He also knows his basic
commands. He is very enthusiastic and will try to jump and kiss anyone,
so a home without small children is best. This is an all-around fantastic
dog! Sprocket is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. DOB:
May 2, 2011.


Dear Savvy Senior
Can you give me some tips on
picking a good assisted living
facility for my mother? Her health
has declined to the point that she
can 't live alone anymore, but isn 't
ready for a nursing home either.
NeedAssistance


The Savvy
Senior
By Jim Miller

Dear Need,
If your mother needs some as-
sistance with daily living activities
like bathing or getting dressed,
managing her medications, prepar-
ing meals, housekeeping, laundry
or just getting around, an assisted
living facility is definitely a good
option to consider.
Assisted living facilities are resi-
dential communities that offer dif-
ferent levels of health or personal
care services for seniors who want
or need help with daily living.
While there's no standard blue-
print for how they're constructed,
an assisted living facility may be
part of a retirement community or
nursing home, or they may stand
alone. Most communities have
between 25 and 125 suites, vary-
ing in size from a single room to a
full apartment. And some even of-
fer special memory care units for
residents with dementia. Here are
some simple steps you can take to
help you find a good facility.
Make a list: Start by calling your
Area Agency on Aging (call 800-
677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.
gov for contact information) for a
list of assisted living facilities in
the area. You can also do a search
online at senior housing locater
sites like snapforseniors.com, or
check your local yellow pages un-
der "senior housing" or "assisted
living."
Call your ombudsman: This is a
government official who investi-
gates long-term care facility com-
plaints and advocates for residents
and their families. This person can
help you find the latest health in-
spection reports on specific assist-
ed living facilities, and can tell you
which ones have had complaints or
other problems. To find your local


ombudsman, call your area aging
agency or see Itcombudsman.org.
Call the facilities: Once you've
narrowed your search, call the
facilities you're interested in to
find out if they have any vacan-
cies, what they charge and if they
provide the types of services your
mother needs.
Tour your top choices: Dur-
ing your visit, notice the clean-
ness and smell of the facility. Is it
homey and inviting? Does the staff
seem responsive and kind to its
residents? Also be sure to taste the
food, and talk to the residents and
their family members, if available.
It's also a good idea to visit several
times at different times of the day
and different days of the week to
get a broader perspective.
Also, find out about staff screen-
ing (do they do background
checks) and training procedures,
and what percentage of their staff
leaves each year. Less than 30 per-
cent annually is considered good.
More than 50 percent is a red flag.
To help you rate your visit, the As-
sisted Living Federation of Ameri-
ca offers a handy checklist at alfa.
org/checklist.
Assisted Living Costs
Since Medicare does not cover
assisted living, paying for this
type of housing is another area you
may have questions about or need
assistance with. Monthly costs for
assisted living ranges anywhere
from $2,000 to $5,000 or more,
depending on where you live, the
facility you choose and the ser-
vices provided. Most residents pay
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eye a sailboat grabs your attention. Perhaps you wonder, "what would
that be like?" Then you think, "I'd like to do that."
Well, you can learn what it's like, you can do it, and it won't cost you
a dime.
Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach is hosting a Sailing Expo in
fact two of them from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 28 and Aug. 11. The Expo
will begin with an introduction to what the club is all about and will
continue with discussions at various locations on TSS property about
sailboat cruising, sailboat racing, sailing programs for kids and adults,
social sails, Sea Scout program and other social events.
There will be a break for a cookout hot dogs and hamburgers for $3
- at noon, followed by sailing at 1 p.m. A handicapped-accessible boat
will be available.
You don't own a sailboat, but want to sail?
In addition to the Expo events, you are invited to crew during sailboat
races on Wednesday evenings or Saturdays. Or perhaps you might like to
attend a quarterly sailboat brunch followed by a sail on Tampa Bay.
TSS has small club-owned sailboats
available for use by members.
Stop by the squadron and learn
about the affordable opportunity at
TSS to enjoy one of our most valuable
resources, Tampa Bay. Whether you
are interested in only the free events
or becoming a member, TSS wants
you to get out on the water and have
some fun.
For more information visit sail-tss.
org, or for sailing programs, call Julie
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at the Ruskin V.F.W. Post 6287
5120 Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin

Saturday, July 28, 2012
3:00 6:00 p.m.
BQ Pork Dinner (prepared by John Bastion,
an and crew) Includes: Corn-on-the-Cob, Baked
Beans, Cole Slaw, Dessert
$10 per person (includes 2 drinks)
Entertainment: Sweetwater Band

Endorsed by:
Attorney General Pam Bondi
F.O.P. District #3
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State Attorney Mark Ober
Tampa Fire Fighters Local 574

Hosted by South County Political Fairness Group
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Ladies'Auxiliary -- Second
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Post -- Second Thursday at
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Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Sharks are big
news this week
Sharks and great white sharks
have been the hot topic this week
among local anglers.


Fish Tales
By Jonie Maschek

In the Tampa Bay area, a 400-
pound bull shark was caught. It
seems no one knew the names of
the three anglers who caught this
giant, but all were telling the story.
It was true, because I saw it on
TV news a few hours later. It took
three men over 3 hours to land the
shark which measured 10 ft. long.
Doing some research on the bull
shark, I found that the average size
is between 200 and 500 lbs. and
7 to 12 ft. long. Many conflicting
stories have been told about sharks,
but it is also said 95 percent of
these tales are not true.


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The great white shark has been
the news topic this week, in various
parts of the world. In Cape Cod,
three white sharks were swimming
close to shore, near a beach party.
Off the coast of Australia,
divers were circled with great
white sharks, and after stabbing
them, they finally got back to
their boat. Some anglers in Maine
were spending a quiet day in
their kayak paddling along with a
great white shark following close
behind them. All persons involved
with the great white shark were
unharmed, but have stories to tell
their grandchildren.
Great white sharks are in the
category of 'man eating shark,' as
well as the tiger, greenland, lemon,
and mako.
Large sharks, mostly harmless,
are: Basking, Whale, Porbeagle,
Thresher, and Blue Shark.
Shallow Water Sharks: Dusky,
Bull, Sandbar, Sand and Blacktip.
Dangerous Sharks: Bramble,
Sixgrill, Nicaraguan, Goblin,
Finetooth, and Severgill
Deep Water Sharks: Sharpnose,
Portugese, Sickle, Chain Dogfish,
Bignose,Whitetip, and False Cat.
Unusual Sharks: Izak, Carpet,
Atlantic Angel, Silver, Smalltooth
Sawtooth, and Zebra.
Small Sharks: Spiny Dogfish,
Mottled, Skaamoog, Swell, School,
Shark Eglantina, and Milkshark.
Medium Sharks: Nurse, River,
Hound, Blacknose, Jackson, and
Zebra.
This week has been a week of
rain, so I thought you might like to
know how many sharks there are
out in the deep.
I did see some sheepshead
catches by those fishing from piers
and landside.
Those thatfished this week fished
mostly in the early morning and
had their boats back by afternoon.
I noticed that some bait shops
were closed during the rain
storms.
Watch the weather, don't go by
yourself, check your gas, and be
sure to let someone ashore know
where you plan to fish.
Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member
ofFlorida Outdoor Press.


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JULY MEETINGS
Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m.
Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m.
S.A.L. (Sons of the American Legion) 2nd Thursday 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m.
MEALS
Fish Fry Friday 5 to 7 p.m.
Music by Rick Bourbon on Friday, July 20 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m.
DINNER
$7 Legion Riders Dinner on Saturday, July 28 2 to 5 p.m.
Pork or chicken
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Bingo and Food Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Steak Shoot every Saturday 2 p.m.


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Rowdies announce
upcoming games
Saturday, July 21 7:30 p.m.
Rowdies vs. Puerto Rico Islanders
Al Lang Stadium, downtown
St. Petersburg.
The first 500 fans will receive
an official Rowdies tote bag,
courtesy of Emetrol.
Saturday, July 28 7:30 p.m.
Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton
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JULY 19, 2012

Hillsborough County to host 2012
Disability Expo
Hillsborough County Board of County
Commissioners and the Hillsborough Coun-
ty Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities
will celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the i s
signing of the landmark Americans with Hillsborough County
Disabilities Act with a Disability Expo and Florida
Public Forum. The event will take place
from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at County Center, 601
E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.
A Public Forum involving County Commissioners, the Mayor of
Temple Terrace, and State Legislators will kick off the event's activities
at 10 a.m. on the 26th Floor of County Center. The Forum panelists
will address information on current issues, programs and questions
facing people living with disabilities. These include possible incentives
for companies to hire and retain workers with disabilities, improving
transportation opportunities for people with disabilities, and stronger
enforcement of disabled parking laws.
This year's theme is ADA: Innovations and Access. Dozens of exhibits
and demonstrations will include a look at the latest modes of transporta-
tion featuring wheelchair accessible pick-up trucks and motorcycles, and
the newest low-vision and hearing-impaired technologies.
The County and the Alliance sponsor the event annually to help the
public become more aware of disability-related programs and services,
and to highlight the unique abilities and contributions of people with
disabilities in the Tampa Bay area.
For more information, call Sandra Sroka, Americans with Disabilities
Act Liaison, at (813) 276-2742.


Overtures end summer concerts
An ending filled with beginnings is how the South Shore Symphony
Orchestra will conclude its summer series of concerts Saturday, Aug. 4
in Sun City Center, and Sunday, Aug. 5 in Riverview. 'A Collection of
Overtures' is drawn mostly from scores for operas, operettas and other
stage works, ranging from Richard Wagner's Overture to Tannhauser in
1845 to Aaron Copland's 'Outdoor Overture,' composed for use in a high
school music program in 1938.
Conducted by Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, the SSSO will present, in
addition to the Wagner and Copland works, the overture to Giuseppe
Verdi's opera 'Nabucco,' the 'Poet and Peasant' overture by Franz von
Supp6, Johann Strauss II's overture to 'Die Fledermaus,' and the over-
ture to 'Egmont' by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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The Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., in SCC, and


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You, Me, and Business


The other day, I was shopping
in a store (NOT in our area, and
NOT a Chamber member) and had
a customer service experience so
wretched, I left without purchas-
ing a thing. What's more, I've told
everyone about it and warned them
not to shop there. Is that a typical
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You, Me &
Business
By Dana Dittmar

At the other end of the spectrum
is my relationship with Dee Ever-
ett, my Mary Kay representative.
I could purchase quality cosmetics
and skin care products for similar
prices elsewhere, but I don't. I look
forward to sitting with Dee, asking
questions, trying out products and
waiting with great anticipation for
her to deliver my little pink bag of
goodies.
So,what are the elements of a
successful relationship with a
loyal customer? Four things: trust,
communication, shared interest,
and time/togetherness.
Now, if you'll humor me, let's
just get very basic here. A rela-
tionship is a relationship is a rela-
tionship. Creating loyal customer
relationships starts with creating a
strong relationship.
To do that, be trustworthy. Say
what you'll do, then do what you
say. This is called having integrity
and is a cornerstone for lasting
business. Nothing ruins a relation-


By: Dana

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ship more than over-promising
and under-delivering. When a con-
tractor says your new bathroom
will be completed in two weeks, it
should be completed in two weeks
or less. Appointments need to be
kept on time. Phone calls should
be returned promptly and price
guarantees should be honored.
Next, make sure you communi-
cate clearly and sincerely. Be clear
about the purpose of your business.
Let people know who you are. LIS-
TEN to your customers. Find out
who they are and what they care
about. This is not a monologue. Let
your customer know they've been
heard. As my mother used to say,
you have two ears and one mouth
- use them accordingly.
It's also vital to establish com-
mon ground. Where is the common
point between the mission of your
business and the needs/demands
of your customers? Communicate
that and you will attract the people
who will be your best customers.
Dee's business is selling cosmetics
and skin care products. I happen
to be a middle-aged business
woman who needs (and wants) to
look good. Her mission meets my
needs. Common ground.
But, out of sight, out of mind.
You need to stay front-of-mind.
This is the business version of time
and togetherness. Stay in touch.
Make customer outreach part of
your regular schedule. Don't just
sit there and expect your custom-
ers to think of you on a rainy day.
You bear the burden of reminding
your customers that you exist. I
once had a jeweler who would call
me when he got something in the
store he knew I would love. He'd
invite me in to try it on, knowing I
would not be purchasing it. Then
he would call my boyfriend and


SDittmar, Executive Director

C Chamber News
tell him I had just stopped by and
fell in love with the necklace (or
ring, or bracelet.) He didn't wait
for my birthday, either. He was
proactive in creating the opportu-
nity for a sale. It always worked.
Will I ever go back to that store
with the bad customer service?
Nope. But I'll continue to buy
from Dee as long as she's bring-
ing me my pink bags with goodies
in them! That's the value of great
customer service.

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Meet your next Hillsborough County Judge Frances M. Perrone from
3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the
Ruskin VFW Post 6287, 5120 Hwy. 41 N.
in Ruskin.
The Bar-B-Q Pork Dinner will be pre-
pared by John Bastion, Logan & Crew.
There will also be corn on the cob, baked
beans, cole slaw, and dessert. Price of $10
per person includes two drinks. Entertain-
ment provided by Sweetwater Band.
Endorsed by Attorney General Pam
Bondi, F.O.P., District #3; Hillsborough
County Firefighters, Local 2294; and State
Attorney Mark Ober, Tampa Firefighters, Local 574.
Hosted by South County Political Fairness Group, Ron Budd,
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scarcity of jobs being used as
"red herrings beneath which
a lot of skullduggery can be
accomplished," says Marcella
O'Steen, community activist and
immediate past president of the
Balm Civic Association. The
group, she adds, "has big potential
to do harm and to undo 'good" ,
even beyond wetlands issues that
so frequently have been battle
grounds between citizens and
developers in the past.
In even stronger terms, Terry
Flott, president of the advocacy
group UCAN, says the committee
already has gotten "way out of
control," expanding its oversight
to include issues and items not
part of its scope of work. she
asserts the committee now is
focused on "attacking protective
wetlands rules, getting rid of
community planning and plans,
creating a moratorium on impact
fees and eliminating the practice
of concurrency" which requires
developers to contribute to the
infrastructure necessary for their
profit-making ventures rather than
putting citizens on the hook for it.
What was intended originally
to be a review of the land use
code has become an "everything
under the sun" takedown, Flott
adds, with the objective being a
freer ride for developers relieved
of impact fees, concurrency
obligations, wetlands protections
and the community plan visions
expressed by citizens.
What's more, average citizens
and community advocates are
being completely left out of the
process, limited to just three
minutes of comment only at
the end of meetings, Flott says.
Moreover, she adds, no meeting
minutes are being made public on


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obligation "to protect health, life
and property," local government
has a role in fostering a skilled
workforce as well as in the
creation of private capital and
innovation. "In other words,
promoting economic prosperity."
To that end, commissioners
appointed and approved the
committee membership consisting
overwhelmingly of builders
and contractors, large scale
developers, land use and real
estate attorneys, with a title
company associate representing
the African-American community,
a Hispanic representative
affiliated with a development
investment company and an
architect added in. The group
also includes two environmental
activists. It is co-chaired by
commissioners Sandy Murman,
whose district one includes
Southshore communities,
and Les Miller, district three
commissioner.
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meetings are being videotaped at
her request. The average citizen,
though, might have difficulty
understanding what is transpiring
with only videotape information
and without the supporting
documentation used by the
committee, Flott says.
And when it's over, the
advocate notes, committee
recommendations will go to the
seven county commissioners
from a group led by two of them,
meaning that half of the four votes
needed for majority commission
approval will be in place even
before a vote is taken. Just two
more votes from among the
remaining five and the county's
land use code may be jeopardized
at the expense of its citizens for
the benefit of the development
industry, she suggests.
Concerned about a possible
failure by officials to maintain a
mandated separation of powers
between the executive and
legislative branches
of county government
tyS O bwn y constructing the
nonstrate committee as it has,
f putting Flott has formally
pment asked for the legal
t opinion that supports
ahead of the committee
r every $1 structure as it exists.
ax revenue If the separation of
powers is shown not
idential to be maintained,
nt, it costs a violation of the
y $1.50 county's charter could
S be alleged.
ures or George Neimann,
;es." another citizen
watchdog long on
the advocacy scene, calls the
committee efforts "a complete
sham" and the entire endeavor
a "whitewash" of the realities
understood by most citizens.
The approach being taken is the
reverse of a tactic that actually
might meet stated objectives, he
asserts. If county officials really
wanted to enhance prosperity
and encourage job generation,
they would be talking with and
listening to other industries
such as biotech and medical
research and education, fostering
their relocation to Hillsborough
where they would generate
local employment opportunities
and then create demand for
development to support the
contractors and land use lawyers
and real estate specialists,
Neimann posits.
The county's own figures
demonstrate the folly of putting
the development industry ahead
of others, he adds. "For every
$1 realized in tax revenue from
residential development, it costs
the county $1.50 in expenditures
for services." Neimann suggests
that catering to development
interests and not properly
enforcing concurrency over
the years is one of the reasons
Hillsborough is in the hole today.
Economic development
is a "great subject" worthy
of consideration and easing
permitting policies may be useful,
he emphasizes. But, Neimann
asks rhetorically are citizens
picketing outside County Center
demanding changes to the land
use code?"
Mariella Smith, Ruskin
resident, activist in community
planning and the appointed EPSC
See COMMITTEE, page 19






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New community to unveil models in August


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
RIVERVIEW A different
kind of new community is under
way at 11521 Scarlett Ibis Place
in Riverview on the west side of
Balm-Riverview Road.
M/I Homes of Tampa hopes
to unveil the first models in The
Estuary in August, according to
Marshall Gray, M/I Homes area
president.
Cost efficiency to buyers was the
first consideration, mainly due to
the economy.
There will be no clubhouse,
community pool or parks in the
development.
Gray says this will allow
people to purchase larger and
better homes because the costs of
building and maintenance will be
lower.
Where many developers
apply for CDDs (Community
Development District) from the
county which allows them to
obtain low-cost financing by
issuing tax exempt bonds, CDD's
are not being used at The Estuary.
When a developer has a CDD,
he is required to have certain kinds


of amenities, including parks and
many other things not required if
no CDD is involved.
Costs of building these things are
passed on to homeowners in the
initial price of homes and later in
homeowner's association fees.
"Because The Estuary has no
CDD fees, it allows for low HOA
fees and customers can qualify for
and purchase more home for the
money," Gray said.
"Homes will start around
$179,990 and go up to about
$354,990," said Gray. "The square
footage will be anywhere from
1,610 to 5,263."
All the homes will be single-
family, he added.
When asked about beginning
a new development at this stage
of the slack economy, Gray said
families are still seeking to buy.
"They're still getting married,
having children, and seeing other
big changes in their lives. I'm
confident there's still a demand for
new homes of quality," he said.
Many floor plans are available
and several different models
should be finished by mid-August,
said on-site Office Manager


PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
If all goes according to plan, The Estuary, a new community on
Balm-Riverview Road in Riverview, will hold a Grand Opening of its
model center in mid-August.


Kimberly Jackson.
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block, yet on two-story homes, the
second story is always wood, Gray
pointed out.
"We're part of both the 3-Star
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July 19-25
Internet: Introduction and Google
Thursday, July 19 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use
Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find.
Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is
available at branch opening the day of the program.

Book Discussion: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Thursday, July 19 2 p.m.
Participate in a discussion about a popular book as part of the library's
adult summer reading program. The inventive, exuberant, and totally
original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with
Fforde's magnificent new adventure, the second installment in
what is sure to become a classic series of literary fantasy.

Flower Arrangement Workshop
Monday, July 23 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements. State accredited
instructor Joan Lawhead will lecture on the basic elements of flower
arranging. Then participants will be given the opportunity to create
their own floral arrangement to take home. Flowers and containers
will be provided. Participants are asked to bring scissors and
garden clippers if possible. Seating Limit: 20. Register in advance
at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics
Tuesday, July 24 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 at branch opening the day of the program.

eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones
Wednesday, July 25 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on
a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a
free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check
out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20.
Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium

Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution
Wednesday, July 25 1 to 3 p.m.
Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI
provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida
residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The
equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls.

Mah Jongg Club
Wednesday, July 25 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring
challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners.
The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants
are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16
players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652.
Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

SouthShore Needle People
Wednesday, July 25 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences
about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners
are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!



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Dinners Available
Tuesday Hot Dogs with fixin' 5 to 7 p.m.
Chili, Cheese, Onions, Relish, etc.
Wednesday Chef's Choice 5 to 7 p.m.
4th Wednesday of the month Linda's Famous Liver 'n Onions
Bar Games begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday Tacos/Burgers Night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m.
Friday Fabulous Fish/Steak/Shrimp Dinner 5 to 7:30 p.m. In-
cludes burgers and sides
Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 Hawaiian Pig Roast 5 p.m.
Also Grilled Hulh Huli Chicken, Hawaiian Cole Slaw and more sides
$6 for Adults and $3 for Children. Live Band following dinner.
Hoola Hoop Contest and Best Dress Contest
Sunday Sport Sunday
Bar Games begin at 3 p.m.
Wings from 3 to 6 p.m. 6 for $3 BBQ, Hot or Mild
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Republican Club plans political picnic


The South Shore Republican
Club's annual old-fashioned polit-
ical picnic will be held at Ruskin's
Simmons Park from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. on Saturday, July 28.
A large contingent of election
hopefuls and current office hold-
ers are expected to attend. Among
those that responded that they
would be on hand are incumbent
Rob Turner and challenger Ronda
Storms in the property appraiser
race.
Congressional candidates from
both District 17 and 14 which cov-
er the South Shore area will be on
hand.
Former Senator Tom Lee and
Rachel Burgin who are vying for
the seat vacated by Storms will
be on hand to talk about why they


would be the best fit for Florida
Senate seat 24. Other local office
candidates will also be on hand.


For more information, call South
Shore GOP vice president Kirk
Faryniasz at (813) 677-2606.


Attempts made to delay bridge
demolition
Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner recently led the
effort to delay demolition of the Friendship Trail Bridge. The Board of
County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Beckner's mo-
tion. A referendum to fund the needed improvements to the Friendship
Trail Bridge could be on the November ballot.
"We don't have all of the information we need to move forward today"
said Commissioner Beckner, of the Bridge "and delaying the demoli-
tion gives our citizens the opportunity to tell us unequivocally what they
want. This process will be good for the community in the long run, re-
gardless of the outcome."
The Commission had been set to select a company to demolish the
bridge, but that decision has now been delayed. Commissioners' offices
received hundreds of calls and emails from citizens wanting to save the
Bridge.


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RADM Larry Chambers

to address MOAA meeting
RADM Larry C. Chambers will be the featured speaker at the Mili-
tary Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting / luncheon on
Wednesday August 1 at the Sun City Center
Atrium. The event will take place at 11 a.m.
in the Florida Room at a cost of $14.
ADM Chambers received scholarship
offers from top universities, including
Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, but opted for the U.S. Naval
Academy, earning his naval aviator's gold
wings in 1954. He flew just about every-
thing the Navy used as fighters or fighter-
bombers during his career. He started fly-
ing in the WWII vintage Corsair and did his
last flights in the F-18.
ADM Chambers was given command of
the USS Midway (CV-41) in March 1975 and the ship was subsequently
ordered out of Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines to take posi-
tion off the coast of the Southern tip of South Vietnam. The Midway
took over 3,000 Vietnamese onboard before sailing to Thailand to of-
fload them and the Air Force helicopters.
Chambers was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1976. He assumed command
of Carrier Group Three in 1979-80. He retired from the Navy in 1985.


FREE child care program


The Hillsborough County Head
Start Program is now enrolling ap-
plicants into their child care pro-
gram with Individualized Educa-
tion Plans (IEPs) and Early Head
Start is accepting children with In-
dividualized Family Support Plans
(IFSPs).
You may be eligible for this pro-
gram if you:
Have a child who has been diag-
nosed with autism, hearing impair-
ment, mental retardation, orthope-
dic impairment, developmentally
delayed, speech/languuage, or any
other impairment affecting the
child's ability to learn.
Are a parent of a child with an
Individualized Education Plan
Are a parent of a child with spe-
cial needs and receiving therapy
Are employed at least 25 hours


per week or enrolled in school/job
training full time
Are homeless
Are a military family
Meet the Federal Poverty
Guidelines for income
Have a child who will turn
three before Sept. 1 of the current
school year
Additionally for Early Head
Start:
Are the parent of a child with
an Individualized Family Support
Plan
Are the parent of a child with
special needs and receiving thera-
py
Have a child between the ages
of 6 weeks and 23 months
For more information about this
FREE child care program, call
(813) 272-5140.


Education


JULY 19, 2012

UF Small Animal Hospital offers free


Commissioner dental exams to service animals


sends phone

message
On the eve of the release of
school grades, parents of Hillsbor-
ough County Public Schools stu-
dents received a recorded phone
call from Education Commis-
sioner Gerard Robinson, who put
the state's new grading procedures
into perspective.
After a conversation with Hills-
borough Superintendent MaryEl-
len Elia, Commissioner Robin-
son agreed to record the message
specifically for parents of Hills-
borough County Public Schools
students. It was sent out via Paren-
tLink, the district's parent noti-
fication system. In the message,
the Commissioner reiterated many
of the things he wrote in a recent
open letter to parents. He said that
due to raised standards this year,
some school grades are expected to
be lower. But he added, "that does
not necessarily mean the schools,
teachers, or students are not doing
as well as they were before."
The Commissioner's entire letter
to parents is posted on the Florida
Department of Education website
and also is posted on the school
district homepage at www.sdhc.
kl2.fl.us.


The University of Florida's
Small Animal Hospital will offer
free dental screening examinations
to service animals Aug. 23 as a part
of the American Veterinary Dental
College's new national oral health
care examination program.
Service animals typically include
guide dogs, disability-assistance
dogs, detection dogs, police dogs,
search-and-rescue dogs and for-
mally trained and certified therapy
dogs.
Only active working animals that
have been certified by a formal
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County committee under scrutiny
* Continued from page 12
representative of the Sierra Club, and I'll vote for yours" is the as within the committee's purview.
echoes many of the advocates' accepted method of operation, she As for the committee title,
complaints, beginning with the observes. But the county, governed considered by many to be
committee name. It's supposed to by its charter, is supposed to misleading by implying an effort
be a county-wide committee and operate openly, in the sunshine, at broadened prosperity rather
if the county's prosperity were she adds. "We should be more than a focus on one industry's
the real objective, a variety of straightforward." interests, Peterson acknowledges
business interests in addition to the Murman, responding to questions that other terms could have been
development industry also would with a voice mail message, used. It could have been named,
be involved, she notes. "We should referred to descriptions of the for instance, "Regulatory Review
be asking a number of industries committee mission and objectives Committee," but such titling
what would attract them to this outlined on the county website, would not have much "cache," he
county to establish their operations www.Hillsboroughcounty.org, suggests.
rather than talking with only one within the departments listing. Peterson also points out that he
industry, the developers," she adds. The committee, she affirms, is sees the EPSC as one of several
The term "streamlining" as in proceeding with its mission, similar efforts, emerging from in-
streamlining procedures, Smith including streamlining regulations depth discussions about economic
says, is only code for what and reducing fees for the prosperity which took place on
amounts to deregulation. And development industry, the county level a couple of years
that deregulation in the form of Each of the committee members, ago. The current focus on the
expanding the urban services area while mostly related to the development industry is simply
in the South County and placing industry on which the group is one of a number of such endeavors
a moratorium on transportation concentrating, were "thoroughly to be undertaken over time, he
impact fees and eliminating vetted" by commissioners, she suggests.
concurrency obligations only adds. The attorney also asserts that
makes it cheaper and easier for Apollo Beach attorney Mike "streamlining" in the committee's
developers while the citizens pay Peterson, appointed to the context means making it quicker
their bills, she notes. "We staved committee to represent the Tampa to deal with certain provisions
off those threats with the Ruskin Bay Realtors Association, points of the LDC; making it easier
Community Plan and we learned out the group is "specifically to understand what is required
that leaving impact fees in place designed to look at the Land and how to accomplish those
did not stop development." Development Code and to requirements.
It is being estimated that conduct a regulatory review." The In addition, he agrees that
Hillsborough's needed but committee's clearly stated charge environmental issues such as
unfunded road improvements is to examine and recommend wetlands have been thorny subjects
now total as much as $16 billion, ways to ease the regulatory burden, within committee meetings,
the activist says, "and we do not thought to encourage development but stands by the position he
need to build any more housing activity, which in turn should has taken previously. There is a
developments now." create jobs, leading ultimately distinct difference between "low
Smith also questions the way to greater economic prosperity, quality wetlands" in specifically
business currently is being he emphasizes. It is what the targeted areas and "high quality
conducted. Both Murman and committee is doing, he asserts. interconnected significant
Miller, the committee co-chairmen Peterson also notes that the wildlife wetlands" he argues. "If
as well as county commissioners, committee's shelf life initially was we say we're going to pursue
along with Commissioner to have been five to six months and infill development in targeted
Victor Crist, all are former that timeframe already has been areas, should we not look at" and
state legislators, she notes. In extended. It is not possible to "take consider those differences, he
the legislature, back room deal on all things for all people," he continues.
making "you vote for my project adds, even if they had been viewed An attorney who frequently


has represented builders and
developers, Peterson says
that wetland rules have been
vague when it comes to actual
application, indicating he believes
that clarification, with additional
preciseness, is needed. However,
he asserts, there is no reason
to believe that such an effort is
aimed at eliminating wetland rules
altogether.
Looking ahead to a committee
meeting scheduled Friday, he says
that while he has not received
an agenda for the session, he
foresees the results of a recent
survey being discussed as the


committee works toward framing
its recommendations. The survey
of 20 some questions, distributed
to committee members and
other interested parties including
community advocates attending
the meetings, is the beginning of
a winnowing process necessary
to pare down what the committee
should handle.
The meeting is set for 1:30 PM at
the Tampa Port Authority offices.
A second session this month of the
Economic Prosperity Stakeholders
Committee has been scheduled for
July 30.
Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson


Ruskin history


* Continued from page 7
the library exhibit, many examples
of Garcia discoveries also are
maintained in a small paleo
museum within the Camp Bayou
preserve, another RCDF project.
The De Soto expedition, sailing
from stopover in Cuba, offloaded
from six ships the horses,
conquistadors, hogs, servants and
other retinue that would see the
Spaniards eventually on a long trek
up the Florida peninsula. Before
the large force set forth, however,
it encamped in what would become
the Ruskin area, interacting with
native Indians. The expedition's
records indicate that its resting
and preparing for the next stage
in this region was the easiest in its
experience. De Soto himself would
not survive the expedition, dying
in the wilderness of the eventual
American South, and only a few of
his exhausted, bedraggled troops
would return to Spain.
It would be some years before
white men again would venture


into the wilderness here. There are
records of scattered appearances
across what today is South
Hillsborough County dating
from the mid-19th century, but
Ruskin as a community didn't
begin to take shape until very
early in the 20th century when
the last of several communal
settlements named for English
social critic John Ruskin was
established by the Miller family
and then the Dickman family. Out
of their dedication to education
and agriculture, respectively,
grew a community that would
become noted for, among other
things, tomato production, unique
produce packaging and processing
plants that ultimately would keep
northern states in fresh fruits and
vegetables.
Highlights of the illustrious
Ruskin history are expected to
remain on display in the Ruskin
branch library indefinitely.
Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson


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Virginia V. Engelhardt
Virginia V. Engelhardt, 95, of Sun City
Center passed away at the LifePath
Hospice House in Sun City Center on
Tuesday, July 10.
She is survived by her husband of
77 years, Robert A. Engelhardt; son
Robert E. Engelhardt of Henderson,
NV and daughter, Linda Conrad of
Sun City Center as well as numerous
nieces, nephews, grandchildren and
great grandchildren.
Virginia was born in Pittsburgh, PA,
moved to New Port Richey, FL in 1971
and to Sun City Center in 1986. She
loved her family and her Lord Jesus
Christ, and her life reflected that.

William F. Haines
William F. Haines, 82, of Sun City
Center went to be with the Lord July
13, 2012 at Sun City Center Hospice
House.
He was born in New Philadelphia, OH
on March 22, 1930 to the late Arthur
and Mabel Haines. Mr. Haines served
in the Naval Reserves and U.S. Army
during the Korean War. Following his
military service he worked for Ohio Bell
Telephone Company where he retired
as a Test Center Manager. His hobbies
included camping, hiking, wood carving
and deep study of the Bible. He was
heavily involved with the Boy Scouts
of America and even obtained the
prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He
often told of his trip to Philmont Boy
Scout Ranch. Mr. Haines was also a
Chaplain involved in prison ministry. He
served at Lakeland Work Release as
well as death row in Starke, FL.
Mr. Haines was preceded in death
by his parents, and first wife, Shirley
Owens Haines. He is survived by his
wife, Rose Haines; son, Donald B. (Jeri)
Haines; daughter, Susan H.(Lawen)
Lombard-Griffith; son, David J. (Timna)
Haines; 4 step children; brother, James
R. Haines; grandchildren, Ben, Greg,
Sam, Alexandra, Sophia, Dylan and
Ariel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be
made in Mr. Haines honor to American
Parkinson's Disease Association,
Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave.,
Staten Island, NY 10305-1425.
He will always be remembered for
his sincerity and wonderful sense of
humor.


Francis M. Hales, Jr.
Francis M. Hales, Jr., 65, of Ruskin,
died suddenly on July 8, 2012. Born in
Liberty TX, he is the beloved husband of
Kathy; son of the late Jewel and Francis
Sr.; brother of Phyllis and Linda; father
ofAngela Matherne (Gary), Derrick, and
Kathleen Vilches (George); grandfather
of Karlie Heckendorn, Emilie Parsiola,
Trevor Matherne, Conner, Michael
and Alex Hales, George and Michael
Vilches and Melissa Dos Anjos; "Popi"
to Nicolas, Sofia, Diego, Anna, Jackson
and Isabella. He honorably served his
country in the Vietnam War. An active
member of the Lions Club, he received
the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. An avid
gardener and reader, he will be greatly
missed by his large extended family
and many friends. A celebration of his
life was held on Saturday, July 14 at
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Lanny Michael Schaub
Lanny Schaub, 64, passed away in
Parsons, TN on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
after losing his valiant fight against ALS
(Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Born September 24, 1947, Lanny
was a long-time resident of Ruskin, FL
having moved from northern Michigan
in 1971 to help his parents, Harold and
Lucille, build Schaub's Highland Island
Mobile Home Park. He later became
a self-employed electrician and started
the company Schaub Electric. Always
on-call, always wanting to help, Lanny
would go out on electrical calls at any
hour and would accept any form of
payment, once even, to the delight of
his children, was an old and hungry
pony in need of rescue.
Later in life, Lanny became a
Jehovah's Witness and was a member
of Kingdom Hall of Wimauma. When
he moved to Tennessee in 2006, he
became a member of the Kingdom Hall
of Lexington.
Lanny was preceded in death by both
parents and his siblings Hal, Carol,
Susie and Larry. He is survived by his
wife, Chris of Lexington; his children
Mike Schaub of Ruskin, Lori Steifman
of NY, and Nadia Schaub of OH; his
siblings Karon GardnerofTampa, Chuck
Schaub of Ruskin, LuEllen Hastings of
IL; his grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua,
Kate, Burke and Lazarus and his dear
friends and dedicated caregivers until
the end, Fred, Vito and Ken.
Service to celebrate Lanny's life was
held at the Kingdom Hall in Lexington
on July 11. The family requests any
donations in Lanny's name be directed
to the ALS Association. http://www.
alsa.org/donate/




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the sinful mind is hostile to
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Those controlled by the sinful
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All are welcome. Each lady that
comes will be given a gift.

Center for
Restoration throws
Block Party
The Center for Restoration is
throwing a Block Party from 9
a.m.-l p.m. on July 28 at 310 1st
St. NE in Ruskin. There will be
food, drinks, games, inflatables,
live entertainments, face painting ,
local vendors and a yard sale. Stop
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The Pastors Freddie Roberts Sr.
and Teresa Roberts will be there to
greet and welcome you and your
family. They preach "the family
that prays together stays together."
For more information on Fam-
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Block party or the Center for Res-
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Seeds from the
Sower
A group of first grade students
was touring our Gardens. One of
them tripped, fell and skinned his
knee. We carefully cleaned it and
bandaged it. Glad that he didn't
cry, I complimented him by saying,
"You are a brave boy. You didn't
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answered. "I'm gonna sue." He
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701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim Pastor
Telephone: 813-634-1292 Website: sccredeemer.org
Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.



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Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
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First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loed us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunda School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns 'Morning worship 10:30A.M. 1
NurseryAvailable Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
*Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Aenue Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301

Prince of Peace Masses:
Sunday ..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

-- Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R HSIDE Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:45 a.m.
SBARPTIST CD H Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
"Loving God Lr Wednesday (all ages) ............. 6:30 p.m.
"Loving God, Loving Others,
Serving Beyond Borders" Dr Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor
1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645-1121 www.nbcor.org

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!
Rev. Dr. Louis D. Leone Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
(813) 634-1304 www.uccinscc.org

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South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
S Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Nur Proded Contemporary 9:40 a.m. flii"- A
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Pastor Jack R. Palzer Traditional 11:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(acrossromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305


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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


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Sunday Evening Service............................................. 6:00 p.m. learn about God's
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Wednesday Service...........................................5:00 p.m.
Reading Room....................... wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m.

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Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
V v Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness
during worship the second Sunday of every month.
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Bob and Lil Connine (left in photo) being served by (left to right) Ca
lie Henicke, granddaughter Tara Cole, and Barbra Anderson.
Connines celebrate 60 years of
marriage
The children of Robert (Bob) and Lillian (Lil) Connine wanted to hav
a party to celebrate their parents' 60-year union. Due to the large num
ber of friends the Connines have at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church i
Sun City Center, they asked the children to hold the celebration between
church services. And that's what the children did recently luncheon
food and a beautiful wedding cake were enjoyed by the entire congrega
tion. Present were their three children Callie Henicke, Barbra Andei
son, and Dr. Tad R. Connine, plus six grandchildren.
Lil smiled as she told of their marriage in a Norwich, New York church
after a somewhat hush-hush romance owing to the sensitivity of their
respective jobs. Lil worked as the private secretary to the top executive
at a telephone company, which much later would become Verizon. Bac
from military service, Bob worked for the same company and was union
president.


Meet at Denny's for breakfast
Don't you admire these smiles? They belong to the wonderful men o
Friendship Baptist Church. On the second Wednesday of each month
they meet at Denny's for a friendly breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at which tim
they discuss church business, as well as any and all other social subject
pertinent to the day.
They invite the public to all FBC's offerings of a no-charge family
film, with refreshments during intermission, at 5 p.m. on the last Satur


day of each month at the church.


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Pictured from left to right: Worship Leader, Eileen Eletto; Liturgist,
Francie Froman; NCWS Founder, Jim Butner; Pianist, Leah Mick-
latcher; & Worship Leader-Liturgist, MaryAnn Innis.

NCWS makes it an even dozen
NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is honored
and thankful to announce the beginning of their 12th weekly worship
service. NCWS is an all-volunteer Christian outreach ministry that
began in 2007 with one service in Kings Point. NCWS has donated over
$75,000 to 8 local non-profit organizations. The organization is current-
ly sponsoring two Adopt-A-Highway Programs, one Adopt-A-Family
Program, & a Role Model Program at Reddick Elementary School. The
outreach ministry also has two individuals on Pastoral Care at South Bay
Hospital. Jim Butner said, "we are so blessed and are actually having
a hard time keeping up with the demand for our free services. We can
always use more volunteers to meet the growing need." For more infor-
mation regarding NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114.


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Jillian Blackwell
recognized
* for academic


achievements
Jillian Blackwell of Riverview
received a President's Recognition
at Clearwater Christian College
for scholastic achievement during
the 2012 spring semester. In order
to be recognized for this award,
honorees must have been enrolled
full-time and earn a minimum
grade point average of 3.90 on a
4.00 scale.
Blackwell is a Junior Music Ed-
ucation major at CCC. Blackwell
is a graduate of Providence Chris-
tian School in Riverview, FL and
daughter of James and Joan Black-
well of Riverview.
Located on a 138-acre property
on Tampa Bay, C lki.l\.i Chris-
tian College is home to over 500
undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents pursuing a distinct Chris-
tian education in a traditional lib-
eral arts environment. ( Ic.,ilici
Christian College is recognized by
the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools (SACS).

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3's Company
to debut at SCC
United Methodist
3's Company, an all-new musi-
cal celebration of women featuring
the writers and co-stars of last sea-
son's hit musical "Aged to Perfec-
tion," Ellen Kleinschmidt, Kathy
Straub and Teri Council, will pre-
miere at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Au-
gust 3 at Sun City Center's United
Methodist Church. The church is
located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd.
Tickets are $10 and are available
at the church office or by calling
634-2539. You'll laugh. You'll cry.
You may even want to sing along
as this talented trio takes you on a
merry romp through some of the
I- finest songs ever written for wom-
en!! Men....you'll like it, too!
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n City Center reminds gifters that
I- time is running out for ordering
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age of honey with gift card. The
h deadline is July 25. Send in your
ir $10 check to Rochelle Lafer at
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k City Center, 33573. Each order is
n $10. They realize it might seem
early for ordering but if you want
the gift package to arrive on the
holiday, the orders must be in ear-
ly enough for that to happen. For
more information call Rochelle at
(813) 938-3824. Proceeds go to
Sisterhood.






Prepare for flight
The Northside Baptist Church
will be holding Vacation Bible
School "Amazing Wonders
Aviation" from 6-8:30 p.m. July
30-August 3 at Northside Baptist
Church 1301 US Hwy 41N in
)f Ruskin. They would like to invite
1, children and families to take part
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What about the kittens?


There was no way the kitten country," are
was going to get out alive. The urgent today
parking lot at Riverview High uttered them
School for the Sharks and East address on Ja
Bay Indians football game was Our govern
packed with cars. The kitten, only can't do ever
a few months old, would
have been pulverized by the
stream of traffic leaving the
game. She was a friendly
little furball and looking for
someone to talk to, someone Lj
to scratch her head, someone
to listen to her complaints Observations
and that would have been her By Mitch Traphagen
end. At half-time, she looked mitch@observernews.net
up at a Hillsborough County
Sheriff's deputy; he reached
down to give her a scratch on her and nature tra
back. their time to
She ran over to Michelle and people care a
I at the first, "Here kitty, kitty, it to people w
kitty!" I stroked her fur while possibly expe
Michelle ran to the convenience those things e
store across the street for a can in so many su
of cat food. She was hungry, but a society we 1
her brilliant green eyes were full granted, somi
of life. We made up a bed for her mocking and
from a few towels in our car and
I photographed the rest of the
game. Afterwards, she curled up
in my lap and slept on the drive
home to Ruskin. She didn't seem
at all worried to be picked up by
some strangers and loaded into a
car.
Her two favorite words quickly
became apparent: 'Emma" and
"Kitty". We picked her up at
the football game on October 3,
2003, and by the next day, she
would come running towards
us whenever those words were
uttered together. Today, nearly
nine years later, she still does.
She knows she's Emma Kitty, and --
everyone loves Emma Kitty.
It seems there is nothing we can A Hisborou
S, A Hillsborou
do that doesn't have an impact on feral kitten ii
something else. No one in those football gam
hundreds of cars at a football
game would have noticed much
more than a bump in running over S j
that kitten. Had it not been for SU
us noticing the sheriff's deputy A L
petting her in that crowded
parking lot, there would be no
Emma Kitty today. No one would *Tune Ups
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have been to blame, no one would
ever have known about it. The IBig "Super
same thing happens every day; a I FREE BATI
new hospital is built or a shopping I Lowest F
center, all good things that are
needed in South Hillsborough, but
in doing stuff like that, there is an
impact. Critters that once called r - -
some vacant land home become I NEVE
homeless. They don't understand OUR
the need for a hospital or a strip
mall. They don't understand $ o 0
anything about property rights,
they just know they have lost
their home, that some really big I*l
and scary machinery drove them
from it.
Too bad, so sad, right? People Seca
are jobless, homeless and Ca Ds
struggling to get by. Who cares 941
about a bunch of cats or other - -
critters? I think we should at
least some of us. And others
should care about other things. I
think we all need to do something
to help, but that concept seems
to be increasingly diminished in .r
our national collective mind. I am
very worried that as a society, as
an era, ours will be hallmarked U
by selfishness and utilitarianism. '
'We can't afford that!" is the
cry for everything from human
services to parks. In some cases
that is correct our government
can't. But as a society, we can't
afford to not have them. I
President John F. Kennedy's
words, "Ask not what your
country can do for you ask
what you can do for your ra


more true and
than when he
during his inaugural
nuary 20, 1961.
ent very clearly
thing to make our
nation better. It
is up to us, the
citizens, to make
things happen.
Some people
do care about
feral cats and are
volunteering their
time and effort
to help them.
Some people
care about parks
lils and volunteer
build them. Some
bout art and bringing
vho could never
erience it. All of
enhance our lives
ibtle ways that as
tend to take it for
times to the point of
criticism.


'What about the children?" is
a question asked cynically in this
politically and socially divisive
era. It is uttered dripping with
sarcasm, an ad hominem attack
upon anyone who suggests
a problem or a need to do
something that doesn't fit within
the confines of austerity and
utilitarianism. Because, after all,
everyone should know that we
just can't afford to give a damn.
But we must. At least some
of us must and the rest need to
stop with the sarcasm. In my
opinion it is the height of irony
that those screaming the loudest
with the complaints of 'we can't
afford it" consider themselves
the patriots when, in truth, they
are advocating for the exact same
utilitarianism that is a defining
quality of communism. I've been
in communist countries and I can
assure you that we don't want that
kind of society we don't want
that utilitarianism. It leads to a


MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
gh County Sheriff's Deputy reaches down to scratch a
n a crowded parking lot during a Riverview East Bay
e in 2003. Today she goes by Emma Kitty.

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would suck the very life out of
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Nature trails, art, even getting
out of the house to feed (and
trap, neuter and release) feral
cats is important to our society.
Without that stuff, we would lose
something that is indefinable and
all be left at home with nothing
more growing inside of us than
anger as the talking heads on
radio and television try to tell us
how to think. Yes, what about the
children? What about all of the
warm and fuzzy stuff with value
that can't easily be calculated
in a spreadsheet? For things
that lack hard numbers, they
definitely add up.
A new hospital is a good thing.
A new strip mall brings much
needed jobs. But let's not forget
that there is always an impact on
something else. Let's not forget
that the incalculable warm and
fuzzy stuff adds up, too. Or rather
the loss of it leads to a place
where Americans really won' t
want to be, at least not if we hope
to continue leading the world. Our
government obviously can't do it
all, so what can you do for your
country? Can you help out some
homeless cats? Can you help to
keep our souls alive in supporting
public access to the arts? Can
you help to replant some sea
grass? Can you help your elderly
neighbor with her groceries or
taking out her trash? The list is
endless and it is entirely up to
you and your heart's desire. Your
effort (and your heart) is needed
today more than ever.
If you feel you can't, if
your anger and cynicism have
displaced compassion and the


After nine years of sleeping on
beds, couches, chairs and laps,
there is not much that's feral
about Emma Kitty. I'm not sure
there ever was. Emma has made
my life better.

willingness to gamble on America
and your fellow Americans by
pitching in to help, then at least
get out of the way. Get out of the
way of those doing the impossible
to make this a better place. Fight
all you want about how your tax
dollars are spent that is, after
all, a privilege and the American
Way. But so is coming together
with your neighbors to raise a
barn at least it used to be. The
American Way is people working
together for something greater
than themselves, even if it doesn't
clearly and obviously add to their
personal bottom line.
So maybe not everyone loves
Emma Kitty, but I do. I'm glad
we did something about it. She
certainly didn't add anything to a
spreadsheet of my finances, but
she has added much to my life.
Sometimes, it just doesn't get
any better than that. Do what you
can do for your country even
the smallest things matter and
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Claire Tort........................... 363-7250
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Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653


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Roxanne Westbrook............... 748-2201
Jo Ellen Mobley................... 645-1540
LaRae Regis...................... ... 633-8318
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330 FURNITURE

Sofa & chair, plaid, light green &
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360 GOLF CARTS

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390 MISC. FOR SALE

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Billy Cook roping saddle, custom
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welded wire dog and rabbit cages,
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE





SIERRA (1550 sq, ft.) 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, oak
floors, in Greenbriar $............... 129,000
2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai, close to Clubhouse,
2 to choose from..from $17,500 to $20,000
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FURNISHED, updated............................ $57,900
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2BR/2BA furnished,
enclosed lanai........................ $700 per month
2BR/2BA, double garage
HOME in SCC ........................ $975 per month


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511 HOUSES FOR SALE

MODERN SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA
MANUFACTURED HOME on 2 acre
corner lot. Split BR plan, huge MBR
& MBA, fabulous kitchen with island,
pantry and lots of cabinets, fireplace in
living/dining room, large inside utility,
attached 2-car carport, detached
boat/RV port and nice shed. Peaceful
area close to golf course, minutes
from town and shopping. $86,900.
CLEARED ACREAGE IN RUSKIN:
4.66 acres close to highway and new
subdivisions, zoned AS-1. Ideal estate
for your dream home or small farm!
Great investment for future
development. $125,000.

Claire DICKMAN
Tort REALT
CELL:
(813) 363-7250


POOL HOME with great golf
course view. Totally updated
3BR/2BA 2-car home in Fairway
Estates, Summerfield. Brand new
wood kitchen, granite, stainless.
Italian porcelain tiles in living
areas, updated bathrooms with
vessel sinks, high ceilings,
freshly painted inside and out,
brand new a/c, roof 2 years.
Priced to sell at $124,900.
SANDALUCIA -- gated community
in Apollo Beach. Drastic price
reduction, 3,327 sq. ft. 5BR +
Den, nicely appointed, lowest
price in community. Other homes
from $409,000 to $4.1 million.
Zillow estimate $416,400, priced
at only $385,00 (NOT a short sale,
can close in days, not months).


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565 M.H. IN PARKS

One bedroom mobile home in wa-
terfront park with dock. Corner lot
with view of river. No pets $5,000.
Call for info. 813-645-2446

Riverhaven MHP
55+ park. Waterfront access,
minutes from beach. Several
available, also vacant lots. $350
monthly lot rent. Ruskin. 813-523-
8854






610 WATERFRONT RENTALS

The Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kay-
men Way, Apollo Beach, efficiency
apartments on water. Boat docking/
fishing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus
$300 deposit, utilities included. No
pets. 813-863-6123

611 HOUSES FOR RENT

3br/2ba house. Apollo Beach, com-
pletely remodeled, fenced yard, no
pets. $1,200 monthly plus deposit.
813-849-1469

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 813-649-
1599 for details


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611 HOUSES FOR RENT

4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large
privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus
deposit. 813-482-6374

4br/2ba/2cg, screened pool. Apollo
Beach. $1,400 monthly. First, last
& security, freshly painted/ new
carpet & tile 219-218-4189 or 219-
670-4310

Sun City Center 55+
2br/2ba or 1br/lba. Includes:
yard care, water, sewer, trash
collection. No smoking no pets
813-634-9695

612 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Apollo Beach large one bedroom.
Refrigerator, range, carport, yard,
washer/ dryer hookup. 813-645-
4145 or 813-642-0681

For rent: Efficiency apartments.
Weekly rates, utilities furnished
813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or
813-516-0896

Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA,
water, maintenance included. Tile
floors. $600 monthly $600 security.
813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193

Ruskin area. 2br/lba, very clean,
washer/dryer hookup. $675 monthly
plus deposit, lawn service included.
813-244-1676

613 CONDOS FOR RENT

55+ 2br/2ba/1.5cg. Enjoy the ame-
nities of Kings Point. Completely
furnished. lyr lease. $850 monthly
plus electric. Free yard mainte-
nance, cable, water. Call Vickie
813-633-3328, 941-932-6027

630 M.H. RENTALS

For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
A/C. 813-677-1086

One bedroom RV on private prop-
erty. References. $175 weekly
plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-
363-6001

One bedroom mobile home on riv-
erfront. Lease for $550 monthly in-
cludes water & electric up to $75. No
pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446

Ruskin 1 br/1 ba mobile home on qui-
et street. Waterfront, fish off dock.
Utilities included. No smoking, no
pets. Best suited for single person
or couple. References needed. Rent
$175 weekly plus $400 deposit.
813-363-6001

For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home
near shopping center in Gibsonton.
813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or
813-516-0896

Ruskin, Mobile home, 2br/2ba
on one acre. $675 monthly plus
deposit. 813-641-7791 or 813-
610-3485


630 M.H. RENTALS

1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home.
$550 monthly plus $350 deposit.
Close to boat ramp. Call 813-645-
8885, Ruskin

645 OFFICE SPACE


APOLLO BEACH
3000 sq. ft. with 2 offices
(1 large and 1 small), full
kitchen, hallway, restroom.
Next to Post Office.
$2,000 per month.

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646 WAREHOUSE SPACE

Garage & mini storage, RV lots
& mobile home lots for rent. Call
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
813-677-1137







651 BOOKKEEPING

QuickBooks
Certified Pro-Advisor. Can do atti-
tude: 1099's, W2's, forms, cleanup
& review financial, full bookkeep-
ing services, tutoring, software &
issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your
local office or mine. Thea's Quick
Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-
1089 email: theahp@verizon.net
www.theasquickbookkeeping.com

680 ADULT/CHILD CARE

Experienced caregiver/ house-
keeper. Dependable. Excellent
driving records. References. also
house cleaning. Call Donna 813-
645-2456

Daily living assistants 24/7. Hourly
rates. Everything & anything non
medical. Call for info. 941-592-4249
Ruskin/ Apollo Beach/ SCC area


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Shopping Running Errands
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or Care Facility Flexible Schedules
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691 HELPING HANDS

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a local mature woman. Reliable,
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705 CLEANING

Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integ-
rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a
week. Move-in, move-out, rentals.
Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, Sun City Center.
813-846-7629
Flat rate $75, full clean

710 LAWN CARE

Mike's mowing. Mow, trim, edge.
Free estimates. Call 813-677-7955
or 813-394-9167


Henry's Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch,
tree service. Pressure washing.
Monthly lawn maintenance. Li-
censed & insured. Free estimates.
813-477-3054 www.henryslawn-
maintenance.com


Bill's Lawn Service
Licensed & insured. No contract.
Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low
as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840

M & C Mower Repair
Parts & service. Authorized Briggs
& Statton dealer. Commercial &
residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-
6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma.
813-938-3226, 813-690-4375.
Pickup & delivery


B&S Lawn Care, Inc
Professional lawn care provid-
ing all of your turf, landscaping &
irrigation needs. Residential/ com-
mercial. www.bandslawncare.com
813-645-7266

S & L Lawn Mower Repair
1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tune-
up special. $49 push mower $69
riding mowers. Free pickup &
delivery. Same day service. 813-
305-6666


Terry's Lawn Service
Free estimates. Mowing, trimming,
edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell
813-317-7679

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Pittman Trucking & Tractor
Service. Bank run, wash shell, fill
dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock &
asphalt, driveway culverts. Load-
er, backhoe, grading, bushhog,
discing. Install Septic System &
drain fills. CFC#1427021. 813-
645-1883


Myers Trucking
Backhoe & Tractor Service.
Culvert sets, driveways, shell,
crushed asphalt, concrete, fill dirt,
excavating, mowing etc. Tony
(813) 363-7963 Free estimates.

720 HOME MAINTENANCE

Handyman
Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. In-
sured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun
City Center & Kings Point.
Call 813-649-1418


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720 HOME MAINTENANCE

Handyman Custom Carpentry
Doors installed, decks, framing,
screen enclosures, repairs,
plumbing, electrical, painting.
Senior discount Free estimates.
813-645-1778. C-117507 www.
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740 MISC. SERVICES

Seawall Repairs
also new construction of docks,
boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspec-
tion. Hecker Construction Co. 813-
236-9306

Hate that Wallpaper?
I can remove it. Want something
painted. Big or small, I can do it.
I'll even clean windows. Debby.
813-434-6499


In Your Home Pet Care
813-767-7225. Affordable, li-
censed, bonded, insured. Refer-
ences available, email: olivertort@
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Local publication's expansion
requires 2 sales reps and an
editor. Hillsborough County
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have reliable transportation, be
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Tropical Fish Farm seeks help for
outside field work. Individual must
be willing to work weekends, speak
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Stop the rumors!!! 30yrs in busi-
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Hairstylist/ nail tech needed at
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Drivers: Local, great pay & benefits.
Home everyday. Paid holidays/
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LICENSED BONDED INSURED
813-727-1013
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(813) 633-8923

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(813) 641-1387
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641-8400
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STATE FEDERAL
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2100 Orient Road Tampa, FL. 33619
Fax: (813) 628-8739


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