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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 9, 2012 Volume 56 Number 29THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyLOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring Company Floor Covering & CabinetsWhy not make your dream a reality?SCCs Finest Flooring Store is now offering SCCs FINEST CABINETRYWe offer 30 colors and finishes to choose from ...at prices you can afford. & Cabinets Floor Covering & Cabinets A career well remembered: Friends gather to bestow honor on educatorPeople behind petition to name school after Vince Thompson say hes earned it By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSUNDANCE Vince Thompson, now 72, didnt have his education served to him on a silver platter. Maybe thats one of the reasons hes done so much to help others get theirs. Before talking about the numerous positions in education in Hillsborough County and the many other things hes done, a little background is warranted. The events surrounding his past were given to me by Vince himself, and his wife of 52 years, Judy, in an interview in their home in the Sundance woodlands (near Wimauma) Aug. 1, during which he was modest, but more than willing to talk. Born and raised in Tarpon Springs where his dad was the fire chief and his mom ran the mercantile store, Vince was the third generation of his family to live in Hillsborough County, his grandfather having moved to Tarpon Springs from Wimauma which at that time, had a bustling timber industry, complete with a large sawmill that employed many people in the South County area. Vince earned a football scholarship to Florida State University but after the first semester said that neither his grades nor his football skills were good enough to renew it. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netThe brown grass crunches underfoot. Grass that would normally be green in August, growing from fertile and normally wet soil has long since died. Almost anything can grow in the heavy black soil of the state, but rain is a required element. Very little rain has fallen since planting season began months ago. It was supposed to be a record year in the Corn Belt. Last year, Iowa alone produced nearly 2.4 billion bushels of corn from 92,000 farms and the number of cattle nearly equaled the human population of the state. The number of hogs outnumbered people nearly five to one. All of those figures are facing threats this year due to the impact of blistering heat and enduring drought conditions. Most of the corn grown in Iowa does not end up on your table, at least not directly. The vast majority of it is used for animal feed and for ethanol production. With the crop under stress this year, consumers can expect higher prices for everything from steaks to gasoline. Farmers not able to afford feed have already begun liquidating their herds and corn futures pricing has surged this summer. A drought-created shortage turns a necessary, breadand-butter commodity into a hot commodity for investors and a potentially expensive one for consumers. An August 2 article by William Pesek in the Bloomberg News declared that the surge in corn prices is more of a hazard to the global economy than the European debt crisis. Not only is demand for food surging, uncertain weather is creating an unstable and uncertain supply. Pesek went on to suggest that investment in infrastructure and a change in government policies, including towards ethanol, could help to resolve the situation. When corn spiked in price in 2010, due at least somewhat to greater consumption in ethanol production, farmers in Iowa and elsewhere simply planted more to increase production, bringing stability to the commodity and, ultimately, to food prices. The increase in prices this year, however, reveals possible cracks Climate change or not, weather is about to hit your walletMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAt first glance, this cornfield in Iowa would appear to be part of a bumper crop. But a significant lack of rain in the Corn Belt has had a toll on the crop. That is visible by looking a little deeper, or perhaps down the road, to see brown stalks coming from cracked soil. This photograph, taken in the early 1990s, hangs in the front office at East Bay High School. See A CAREER REMEMBERED, page 20 See DROUGHT, page 14 See TOXIC DRYWALL, page 6Rebuilding homes with toxic drywall underway in retirement center Stripped of its walls, ceiling and floor covering in order to rid the structure of its toxic Chinese drywall, this luxury Rimini Vista home on Sun City Centers south side gradually will be restored to its former beauty in a drywall remediation project by Sierra Residential Construction. Homeowners must move and store furnishings, then relocate to temporary housing for the several months the home recovery requires. MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER After the years of uncertainty, the burden of repeatedly repairing the same new appliances, the anxiety of stubborn unexplained illnesses, the agony of slow-moving litigation, the toxic drywall at the root of it all is being pulled by truckloads from homes here. Four large single family houses on Rimini Vista Way among the last luxury dwellings built under former developer WCI Communities before the corporation went into bankruptcy are now or soon will be gutted, to be essentially rebuilt from scratch within their imposing exterior shells. The four are among about 70 residential properties on Sun City Centers south side and in its neighboring condominium community, Kings Point, built during the construction boom in the last decade with contaminated drywall manufactured in China. Of those 70 or so homes containing substantial amounts of the toxic building material imported by distributors for contractors when competition for materials was high and U.S. supplies ran low, about 20 in the community currently are on track for remediation, Dee Giordano estimated this week. Giordano, an accountant, was actively involved with a local committee organized by former Community Association Director Woody Nelson to systematically identify and inspect the contaminated homes, as well as funnel pertinent information to their owners. Nearly all of the 20 houses were built with Chinese drywall

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Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Wed., Aug. 22, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy County providing virtual suggestion box for citizens By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netFrom your perspective, what would improve life in South Hillsborough County? No, it is not a frivolous question. And yes, it is your legal, moral, ethical suggestions that count. Your county government is asking. Think of it as your virtual suggestion box. Borrowing a page from the world of social media, Hillsboroughs section on strategic planning has established an interactive website to collect its constituents ideas about what would enhance living here. You can make suggestions one at a time to be added to the ongoing discussion or simply comment/ vote on one or more notions that others have contributed. The website address is www. idealhillsborough.ideascale.com. All you will need to join is an email address and a password. The website went up less than two weeks ago, according to Eric Johnson, former budget director and now in charge of strategic planning. And by early this week, 57 citizens had joined the conversation, he added. Theyre recommending a wide range of subjects, from need to focus on support for small business to building a world class public education system to ensuring sufficient potable water supplies in the years ahead. The objective, Johnson said, is to determine and list what Hillsborough residents are thinking about, concerned about, willing to explore in order to develop a county strategic plan and to prioritize its goals. Leaning on a communication concept known as crowdsourcing and utilizing computer-based technology, the same interactive approach to connecting government and the citizenry it serves has been used with outstanding results in other areas of the country, Johnson noted. In Seattle, for example, a similar website drew some 5,000 residents into ongoing conversations which produced nearly 600 ideas that local government conceivably could plan for and implement. More than 44,000 votes were cast by Seattle citizens in connection with the hundreds of ideas proposed, leading to widely embraced and agreed upon priorities for government to work on, he added. Hillsboroughs last strategic plan was drafted in 2008 and now is outdated, Johnson asserted. However, he said, anyone interested in reviewing the countys formerly-established strategies can read them on page 10 of the adopted 20122013 budget found on the www. hillsboroughcounty.org website. Looking ahead to Hillsboroughs 2013 strategic plan, Johnson said hed like to see 2,000 or more individuals who live, work or play within the countys borders join the discussion before the open forum rating period closes on Friday, September 14. The input provided on the website will be passed to county commissioners for their consideration during the annual strategic planning retreat scheduled in early December. The ideas, suggestions, recommendations, notions or concepts proposed by Hillsborough and South Hillsborough citizens become more than the basis for commissioners discussions as they consider the next strategic plan, Johnson pointed out. The priorities that evolve as residents go to the website to add ideas and vote in favor or disfavoring the growing list also help the seven commissioners achieve consistency as each serves on very different and unrelated boards. The efforts of a commissioner on the Tampa Sports Authority and one on the Port Authority board and another on the Childrens Board can only be enhanced when all three are working with the same set of priorities hammered out from constituent suggestions, the director said. Citizens signing onto the new website can take part in the brainstorming anonymously, if they prefer, after registering. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson ERIC JOHNSON Ruskin VFW #6287Weekly activities Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Aug. 9 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Time Machine from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.Elena, of Angel Nails, has recently returned from the Orlando Beauty Show, one of the largest cosmetology conventions in the country with thousands of attendees from various countries. In addition to interacting with many vendors, the training classes, which Elena attended, were very exciting. The changes in nail technology are coming fast and furious and are absolutely amazing. Old fashioned techniques of the past, such as acrylic nails, which could be harmful to some people, are a disappearing art. New techniques such as Bio-Gel, Gelish and Shellac are the wave BUSINESS NEWSNew, exciting nail techniquesof the future. These products are healthier and not harmful to those that may have allergies or who may be on chemotherapy. Nail art used for weddings, anniversaries and other special and important events is also becoming very en vogue. These products and techniques are extremely natural looking without the heavy look of old-fashioned acrylic. Elena is an award winning nail professional and proficient in these new techniques. She is located at Sues Salon, Sun City Center Plaza. Call 813-295-1936 for an appointment.The newly formed Champions for Children Auxiliary group is building momentum fast and its committee members are hard at work planning the next upcoming event, a High Tea, scheduled at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 at First Housing, located at 107 S. Willow Ave, Tampa. All the proceeds from this event will benefit Champions for Children, formerly the Child Abuse Council. Tickets are $30 per person and Child Abuse Council is now named Champions for Childrenreservations are required. Space is very limited, so guests are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible. For reservations, call Jessica DuChene at (813) 673-4646 x.225 or email jduchene@cfctb.org. Champions for Children envisions a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nurturing families free from violence. For more information visit www.championsforchildrentam pabay.org.

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Have you seen our cat Knick Knack?Please call (813) 649-4575 or (813) 416-5311As of July 24 missing 2 days and she needs a special diet! By William Hodges Self-esteem: a defense against drugs 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers The front line of the War on Drugs must be with our children. Over the years Ive read with interest about our governments efforts to tamp down illegal drug use, and Ive read the arguments presented by the loyal opposition. Both sides care deeply about the future of America. However, I believe that the War on Drugs will not be won by what the government does, but rather by what we as citizens do. It is my contention, and that of most psychologists, that the people who take drugs are generally afflicted by a disease called Low Self-Esteem. We, as parents, have the opportunity every day to build or destroy the self-esteem levels of play less than if he stayed with his own grade. As a result, he would have fewer opportunities to gain experience and to excel. The father gave up some great bragging material for the sake of his son. By the way, the son ultimately ended up as a scholastic All-American. 2. Many parents have a tendency to hit the roof when children receive a failing grade. It is important that we put even greater effort and time into praising them when they get a good grade. Showing them that they get more attention from doing something right than doing something wrong is very important. 3. Most people, and especially children, who have low self-esteem have difficulty separating criticism they receive for an act from criticism of themselves. Always make it clear that you disapprove of the action, not the person. There is a difference when you say, That was a stupid thing to do, and You are stupid. One is criticizing the act; the second is criticizing the individual. 4. I watched a man scold his son for throwing a temper tantrum. He called the child a baby and several other names. It was interesting to me, since this man was known for his outbursts of temper. The child had watched his father throw these tantrums and was now receiving a mixed signal, which resulted in his feeling insecure and unsure. His father was one of the most important figures in this childs life, and yet when he tried to emulate him, he received disapproval. It is unreasonable for us, as adults, to expect a child to exercise more self-control than we do. When we see traits in our children that we do not like, we should look at ourselves to see if they are simply mirroring what we are doing. If that is the case, we can impact upon their actions by correcting ours. A sense of high self-esteem is the greatest weapon we can give our children in their battle against becoming chemically dependent upon drugs and alcohol. Let them develop at a rate that allows them the best atmosphere for growth. Make sure they understand you love them even if you dont like what they are doing. Give more emphasis to approval than disapproval. Finally, and maybe most importantly, teach by example. You are your childs first line of defense. Its up to you to make their armor as strong as possible. our children. Some of the ways in which we can build self-esteem not only in children, but in others with whom we have contactare as follows: 1. Look for ways to help others have success experiences. As an example, I watched as a father did not allow his son to move up a section in a sports league. It would have been an honor for his son to be playing up a grade, and I could not understand why he would not let him go. The father saw the questioning look on my face and chose to give me his reasons. He said his son would have a temporary high by moving up, but that he would most likely VFW Post 8108 offers two essay contestsVFW Post 8108 is offering essay contests in two categories for local students. Following are the details for both.Grades 6, 7 & 8The VFW believes in good citizenship and fostering patriotism. This is why they encourage youthful minds to examine our nations history and their own experiences in modern American society through the Patriots Pen youth essay writing contest. Patriots Pen is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in the U.S. Students compete by writing their own essay, 300-400 typewritten words in length. All essays should be typed in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 300 words or greater than 400 words in length. The essay title (theme) or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count. This years theme is What I Would Tell Americas Founding Fathers. Writers will be judged on how well they understand, develop and present the theme. Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points. Writers must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in their own work. Theme development is worth 35 points. You must answer all relevant facts about the theme such as who, what, where, when and why. Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Essay must be written in an easy to understand format leaving the reader with a clear understanding of the explanation of the theme. If interested in entering the Patriots Pen Essay Contest you can go online to the VFW website for an entry form; or call 813-677-9559. The completed essay and entry form must be turned in to Norrine Forrest, 6931 Cohasset Circle, Riverview, FL 33578, no later than November 1, 2012 there will be no exceptions!Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12Ninth through twelfth graders are welcome to enter the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This contest is open to ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in the U.S. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This years theme is Is Our Constitution Still Relevant? Students wishing to enter must do a three to five minutes essay on a standard cassette tape or CD. Preferred form for CDs is the audio CD format. When burning your CD, make sure that Create Audio CD option (or similar) is selected so the program can properly convert your sound file and burn it to CD. After it has finished, be sure to play back your audio CD on a system other than your computer, such as a standard radio or CD player, to verify that the conversation/ burning process was successful. All recordings must be in the students own voice without music or special effects of background sounds. Songs and poetry are not accepted. Students may not provide anything in the recording that will identify them in any way. Make sure your CD is labeled and that you have included a neatly typed copy of the essay along with your completed entry form. Entry forms may be obtained by visiting www.vfw.org (scholarships) or by contacting Bill Forrest at 677-9559. All entries competing at the Post level must be turned in no later than November 1, 2012 no exceptions. Entries may be mailed, along with the completed entry form, to Bill Forrest, 6931 Cohasset Circle, Riverview, FL 33578, or drop it off in a sealed envelope at the VFW Post 8108, located at 7504 Riverview Drive, Riverview. Do not mail to this Post address.Both contestsThere will be a panel of three judges, not affiliated with the VFW Post, that will be judging at the Post level. A special dinner will be held at a later date for all students that enter at which time the first, second and third place winners will receive a monetary award from Post Commander Andrew Davis. A patriotic jacket will also be presented to the first place winner by the Mens Auxiliary President, Max Smith. The VFW Post, Ladies and Mens Auxiliary work for the good of the community, schools and veterans.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 5Phi Sigma Theta has new memberPhi Sigma Theta is proud to announce that Sarah Renee Barr, the daughter of John and Cissy Barr of Apollo Beach has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Florida State University. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.Care to bowl?The Outback Ladies League at Oakfield Lanes in Brandon has openings for it fall league beginning Tuesday, Au-gust 28 at 9:30 a.m. Regardless of your skill level, all south shore bowlers are welcome as this is a handicapped league. For more information call Oakfield Lanes at 813-681-4783 and ask for Cindy, or Beatrice Dupee at 813-633-6208Aunt-Niece share graduationJessica Andrea Hartley and her niece Madison Miliani Rios, shared their 2012 graduation day dinner at the Olive Garden in Brandon, Jessica graduated from East Bay High School in Gibsonton and Madison graduated from Kindercare, in Plant City following the dinner on June 5. Madisons graduation was an hour earlier and with a shorter ceremony, she was able to make it to the Florida State Fairgrounds to see her Aunt Jessica graduate. They continued to share their Grad Night, which made the girls happy and the night complete. In attendance at this special graduation dinner were, Wanda Anderson,Jantzen Onstott, Stephanie and D.J.Thomas, Brooke Thomas, John R. Rice,Sr., Ryan Steele, Ron and Todd Steele. A wonderful time was had by all. Jessica Andrea Hartley and her niece Madison Miliani RiosAMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 2nd Thursday 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. DINNER American Legion Riders Sunday, August 26 5 to 7 p.m. Texas Hold em Saturday, August 18 6 to 10 p.m. Marine Corps League Car Wash Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prom Night Saturday, August 25 7 p.m. $12 or 2/$20 Airman Air Force Airman Calvin J. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sanders is the son of Susanne Sanders of Monarch Park Drive, Apollo Beach. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Soldier Army Pfc. Andrew J. Barba has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements. The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents. In addition, students assist in initiating requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial delivered munitions, and emplace, maintain, and assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices. Barba is the grandson of Gennaro Barba of Glenellen Place, Sun City Center. His wife, Jessica, is the daughter of Carolyn JacobsHoneycutt and Bill Honeycutt of Banyan Wood Way, Riverview. He is a 2006 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 9 15 Monday, August 13 1:35 to 1:55 p.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. Monday, August 13 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, and brush up on your watercolor skills. The Instructor will review different watercolor techniques. 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 Tuesday, August 14 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Tuesday, August 14 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Tuesday, August 14 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Riverview Toddler in need of life-saving transplantWith the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. In Riverview, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler, Evan Ranieri. Evan is the son of Paul and Melissa Ranieri. Born on March 10, 2011, Evan was diagnosed with Hypoplasia. The doctors at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $45,000 is being raised by Riverview volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Diane Ranieri at 727-644-9595 or ranieri1@tampabay.rr.com. Donations may be mailed to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with In Honor of Evan R written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforEvanR.com. Evans family has asked for assistance from the Childrens Organ Transplant Association. The organizations priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients transplant-related expenses.Angel Ruiz graduates from Lawrence Technological UniversityAngel Ruiz from Riverview, FL graduated May 12 at Lawrence Technological Universitys 80th Commencement Exercises. Ceremonies were held at Ultimate Soccer Arenas at 1 p.m. Lawrence Techs class of 2012 included some 900 graduates. About 5,000 students, their families and guests attended the event. Ruiz was awarded a Master of Architecture 3+. Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, was founded in 1932. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nations upper third of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, theory and practice education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Techs 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.Hillsborough Head Start/Early Head Start recognized for Achievement Award The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start during their Annual Conference on July 15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the 2012 Achievement Award for its innovative program, Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza. Hillsborough Countys Head Start/Early Head Start created this program to strengthen its focus on math and science development for children attending their program by creating this sustainable garden project. Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza (Calabaza is Spanish for pumpkin) incorporates beginning math and science ideas that children naturally learn as they explore and play. These ideas include measurement, counting, observing and describing. To further higher quality learning, the program extends learning math and science beyond the confines of the classroom by encouraging young children to consider their world in non-traditional ways, including building on childrens natural curiosity; providing opportunities to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the environment; and incorporating gardening in a school setting. Through this program, the children also have plenty of opportunities to build language and literacy skills, as well as learning where food comes from. Hands-on activities in Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza program includes planting seeds, digging, watering, and harvesting the crops. The results showed that sustainable gardens project activities significantly increased the childrens math and science scores, and had the additional benefit of increasing language skills. For more information about Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start, call 813-272-5140, or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/headstart.

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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330CABINET REFACING Door and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or Replacement COUNTERTOPS Granite Cultured Marble marketed by the German building materials firm, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., and now are being remediated with monies from a multi-million dollar settlement Knauf made following successful litigation heard in a federal district court seated in New Orleans. That Knauf settlement is covering work underway this week in two of the Rimini Vista houses, according to onsite contractor personnel. As construction crews, protective masks covering their noses and mouths, were tearing, pulling and knocking down slabs of drywall from inside the 3,200 square foot Sisk house a few doors down the street fresh, U.S.made replacement drywall was being nailed in place throughout the three-bedroom, two-bath pool home of Terry and Sandy McCarty. Both owners are living in temporary quarters, waiting through the projected 90 days required to recover the homes of their retirement dreams. The Sisk place was expected to be stripped down to bare studs, ready for an air borne decontamination process, within 48 hours, said Leviticus Mercer, working with a Gallo Building Services crew on its internal demolition. Building inspectors probably would be able to check the interior readied for the rebuild by weeks end, he added. Meanwhile, over in the McCarty house, the long process of returning a high-end home to a reliably functional and consistently comfortable condition was underway in earnest. It involved not only removal of the poisoning drywall from throughout the house of about 2,000 square feet and the decontamination procedure, but also new electrical wiring, along with a new heating and air conditioning system, including duct work. The home also will have to be equipped eventually with new appliances, replacing range and microwave and refrigerator, for example, rendered inoperable by the high sulfur content in the bad drywall. Todd Fries, a project manager with Sierra Construction, another building contractor engaged in the drywall rehabilitations, estimated that the recoveries will run $45 to $50 per square foot. In some homes contaminated by the Chinese drywall, he added, even the plumbing must be replaced. For the McCartys, the journey from beautiful but defective house began with the strangely non-functional or mal-functioning appliances, including the AC, they said this week. The most careful of repairs, no matter how often made, could not keep the machinery running. Then, they learned about the drywall problems affecting homes and their owners all over the community. We were lucky, Sandy McCarty observed, we werent made sick by the drywall as some have been. But their sick appliances, affected by drywall building material used without their knowledge and beyond their control, were a continuing headache, not to mention a damaged dwelling. Complaints to WCI brought only the response that the developer could not help as it slid into bankruptcy, she added. McCartys credit attorney Michael Ryan, associated with a Ft. Lauderdale law firm, engaged to represent WCI and its homeowners, with pressing the litigation as months turned into years that eventually forced the foreign building materials firms into a U.S. court where dozens of drywall damage cases from across the southeast had been consolidated. Inspection of their lovely retirement haven disclosed Knauf drywall from front to back, more than enough to qualify for a claim on the Knauf settlement estimated between $800 million and $1 billion. The couple expects to be able to return to their rebuilt Rimini Vista house in September and then hopefully, put this all behind us, they said. They no longer will have their 10-year WCI home warranty, but they will have certification that the home is Chinese drywall free. And, were grateful it has turned out as well as it has, Sandy McCarty asserted. The Minnesotans were not in Sun City Center when the home was being built originally and they missed the pleasure of watching their retirement nest grow from the ground up, they pointed out. However, because of the rebuilding project this summer, they have captured at least some of that enjoyment this time around, they noted. On the other hand, Terry McCarty added with a laugh, this way wasnt exactly on my bucket list. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonToxic drywall%  Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCServing the Southeast Hillsborough areaDr. Craig AmshelDr. Craig Amshel ofAbsolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCNEW LOCATION Thurs., August 23for a Community-Wide Open House 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Meet and greet Dr. Amshel and his staff. Discuss your abdominal, breast and GI concerns with your local Fellowship Trained Colorectal and General Surgeon. MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOOverflowing with chunks of toxic Chinese drywall removed from a Sun City Center home on Rimini Vista Way, these dumpster loads will require special disposal when trucked from the properties. The building material installed in thousands of homes across the southeast U.S. during construction boom years when supplies were low and demand high is considered responsible for a variety of illnesses, destroying household appliances including air conditioning systems and discoloring fine jewelry.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 7 Sweet Summer Savings Thank You!I am now into my fourth year with Century 21 Beggins as a licensed real estate professional and last year, with your help, I had a very productive year with more than 30 home sales. The 2012 real estate market continues to be very active with a large number of buyers still looking for a place to escape the harsh winter weather up north. Our inventory of homes for sale has been greatly reduced and good homes are selling quickly. If you are thinking about selling your home or know of anyone that may be planning to sell their home I would appreciate the opportunity to assist you or your friends. I have always worked hard for my clients and I will commit to provide to you your best real estate experience. I can be reached any time on my cell phone at 813-417-1554 or by email at: JackStevens@c21be.com. Again Thank You for all your support and have a great summer. Have you made your pre-need funeral arrangements?Stop by for a full pre-need consultation$200 off *Your Pre-Need Arrangement*with purchaseONE OFFER PER FAMILY813-677-94946919 Providence Road Riverview, FL 33578 TH E 2 0 11BES T OF BRANDON OBS 8/25/12 *Some restrictions apply Serenity Meadows Locally Owned & Operated Mike's Adult Family Care HomeLocated in South Hillsborough County is where you will find our intimate, family-style retirement home.All the conveniences of home. All the care and services you need. Provider, Michael Gray813-672-3376 or 813-766-99098827 Cobb Road Riverview, FL 33578license # 6906514 Annettes Beauty Salon Refer a friend, both of you will get 634-5422In The Village Plaza(next to Copper Penny) Corner Hwy. 301 & SR 674Suite #108Open: Tues. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FULL SERVICE SALON 1ST TIME CUSTOMERS20% Off 20% offAnnette Maria Miriam Luisa COMING SOON! Family Owned & Operated Since 1923BOGGS Worlds LARGEST and most recognized Grandfather clock makerCome in now for the best selection of gifts!Corner of SCC Blvd. & US 301 Sun City Center634-7899Golf Cart AccessibleAppraisals for Insurance Purposes FREE JEWELRY CLEANING & INSPECTIONWHILE YOU WAIT! Located in the heart of SCC139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Suite 202(813) 633-89237 days 24 hour Emergency call#CFC1425759 Prompt & ProfessionalCOMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICES: Golf Club at Cypress Creek 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it!+ tax + tax Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $3999Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $3999 Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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AUGUST 9, 2012 9 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe South Shore Symphony Orchestra brought a collection of overtures to The Regent in Riverview on Aug. 4 and 5. The symphony, under Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Susan Robinson, was founded in 2010 and had their first performance at The Regent last month. They also perform at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. The SSSO sound was outstanding, bright and crisp in the very large room at the community center, playing to nearly a full house with one 15-minute intermission. The symphony beautifully performed Beethovens Egmont Overtures, Overture to Nabucco by Verdi and Overture to Die Fledermaus by Strauss. The next concert performance, a Tribute to Mendelssohn, will be held Sept. 15 and 16. The orchestra is composed of professional, classically-trained musicians who are compensated directly from the modest ticket fees for performances. Ticket sales plus the support of individual and business sponsors allow the orchestra to continue bringing high quality music and performances to South Hillsborough. For more information visit the South Shore Symphony Orchestra website at www.thessso.org.South Shore Symphony Orchestra plays the Regent

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10 AUGUST 9, 2012 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?Learn about the amazing new MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEMThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The backbone of America in a place youve never heard ofBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSmall towns are the backbone of America yet I fear they may end up much like this Edsel found near a body shop in Marengo, Iowa (population 2,500, give or take).I once stood on the geographical center of the United States and looked out upon nothing but fields and gravel roads. At the time I took solace in the thought that the center of the nation the very heart was at peace and was a quiet, tranquil place. That place is located in rural Kansas, a state that with a handful of other states makes up the Heartland of America. Almost every good thing youve ever read about the Heartland is true the people are good, hardworking folks in small towns where you dont have to lock up the doors, chain down the lawn furniture or leash the children. There are still places in America that are, more or less, a good bit like Mayberry. The problem is that fewer and fewer people seem to know that, and fewer than ever are choosing the Mayberrys over the Gothams. I am in a small Iowa town of roughly 2,000 souls. Im certain youve never heard of it, let alone have ever been there. Judging by the For Sale signs around town, a lot of people seem to want to leave. The adults complain about the weather, something usually reserved for winter but this summers relentless heat has made it a year-around event. Some do leave, flocking with the snowbirds to Arizona and Texas, mostly, but they almost always come back. And then, once they reach a certain age, they never leave again. They die near where they were born and are often buried somewhere near their parents. Listening to the kids talk, a lot of them cant wait to get out of town. That is not because it is a bad town, its because the kids simply dont yet know that it can be a bad world. No, its not a bad town at all, it is a very nice place with families and small businesses and people who work hard. A lot of them end their days with dirt or grease under their fingernails because they earn money by actually producing stuff. But it is in Iowa and somehow people have been led to believe that nothing happens in Iowa. Or Kansas. Or Nebraska. Take your pick from the Heartland. Now, from my half-century perspective on life, nothing happening can be a plus. But when I was young, I felt the same way about my hometown on the prairie. Somehow, I became convinced that nothing happened in Worthington, Minnesota, and I needed to leave to find the stuff that was happening. I have no idea what I thought that would be. Was it a quest for a high paying job in a large corporation? Did I hope to find a place in which I could become a regular patron of the opera? Was I looking for nightlife and 24-hour parties? The hell if I know. Looking back, I was just a stupid kid. I got a job with a large corporation and it turned out I didnt want that. To date, Ive never seen an opera and I rarely go to bars. Ive done my share of all-nighters, but those have been for work, no high spirits and high life involved in that. The only 24hour party Ive ever attended was in college, in Minnesota, and it involved tents and sleeping bags. So, what was I expecting from somewhere else that life in a small town couldnt provide? It turns out there was really nothing. I told myself I was going to leave, and I did. Perhaps coming back would have felt as if I had failed to find something better out there, even if it turned out there was nothing better. I am now leaving the small town in Iowa that I briefly called home, although Im not sure that I really want to. There is something peaceful and tranquil about this place, but Im concerned that the tranquility is masking a horribly slow death. On my way back to the airport, I pass through an even smaller town and notice the swings are up on a swing set at one of the handful of homes along the highway. I was happy to see the swings because in the fall, during hunting season, the homeowner removes the swings and hangs bloody deer carcasses from the top bar. I know many hunters in Iowa and they take their responsibilities as seriously as they take the responsibility of providing for their families. For many people, hunting is less sport than sustenance, and there is certainly no shortage of deer in that state. There are so many deer that evidence of collisions between them and cars is sadly and frighteningly commonplace along the freeways. Regardless, I lived there for two years and this was the first time I noticed the swings in place. I also wondered what that sort of thing could do to a kid. The kid spends all summer having fun on the swing set and then one nice, crisp fall day, BAM! Suddenly dead Bambi is hanging there. I have to think that is something that could well come up during some future therapy session, probably in Des Moines, Minneapolis or Chicago. The patient begins by saying, I grew up in a small town and couldnt wait to leave. Let me tell you about the swing set Of course, that scene would take place in a city because the small towns lack the psychiatrist or psychologist needed to make note of the story. But I believe most kids growing up in Mayberrylike places will never need that. Maybe not even that kid. Part of our national psyche is rooted in Main Street USA and in the Heartland filled with sturdy Americans instinctively charged with resolve to not only survive but to thrive. That still exists, but increasingly people are finding the surviving and thriving is easier in the cities and are leaving the small towns of America with a lot of For Sale signs in front yards. Perhaps some of the kids will need to flee to the cities for fame, fortunate or psychoanalysis, but I hope some of them stay. There is magic in small towns; our collective hearts remain in them, the places where our parents or grandparents were born. Being out in the country is representative of our country in so many ways, and a lot of what is good about America can only be found there. As a nation, big cities give us power, but small towns give us backbone. I hope that backbone survives.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 11 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes gripping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help? Helpful Son Dear Helpful, There are actually a number of golfing gadgets and accessories on the market today that can help older golfers who struggle with arthritis, injuries or loss of mobility. Here are some possible solutions that can help keep your dad on the golf course. Gripping Helpers Gripping a golf club is a very common problem for seniors with arthritis or those who have hand or elbow injuries, or any condition that affects their hand strength. To help alleviate this problem there are specially designed golf gloves and grips that can make a big difference. Depending on the severity of your dads problem, an inexpensive option to check out is the Bionic Golf Gloves (bionicgloves. com, 877-524-6642) which are ergonomically designed to improve grip with less effort. Or the Power Glove (powerglove.com, 800-836-Golf gadgets that can help older golfers3760) that uses a Velcro strap to secure the club to your hand. These gloves run between $20 and $30. Another option to consider is to get oversized grips installed on your dads clubs. These can make gripping the club easier and more comfortable, and are also very good at absorbing shock. Oversized grips are usually either onesixteenth-inch or one-eighth-inch larger in diameter than a standard grip, and cost around $5 to $10 per grip. Your local golf pro can help with this. Or, for a grip-and-glove combination fix, check out the new Quantum Grip (quantumgrip.com, 855-692-3784) that incorporates hook Velcro golf grips and companion golf gloves that have loop Velcro material in the palm. This insures gripping power and prevents the club from slipping in your hand. The price: $30 per grip or $189 for a set of seven, plus $40 per glove. Bending Solutions If back, hip or knee problems or lack of flexibility are also hampering your dad on the golf course, there are a number of innovative gadgets that can eliminate the bending and stooping that comes with teeing up the ball, repairing divots, marking the ball on the green, retrieving a ball or tee on the ground, and picking a club, sand rake or flag stick up off the ground. These stoop-proof devices run anywhere from a few dollars up to $70 and can be found at sites like Kool Tee (kool-tee.com, 800-3246205), Tee Pal (teepalpro.com), and the Upright Golf company (uprightgolf.com, 319-268-0939). Ergonomic Golf Carts There are also a number of great ergonomic golf carts that can help older golfers who still like to walk the course. These are three or fourwheeled, light-weight push carts that provide great stability, can be adjusted to fit your body size, and fold into a compact size in a matter of seconds for easy transport. Sun Mountain Sports (sunmountain.com), Bag Boy (bagboycompany. com) and Caddytek (caddytek.com) are three companies that make these type of carts at prices ranging anywhere from $130 to around $200. Or, for seniors with severe mobility loss or who are disabled, theres the SoloRider golf cart (solorider.com, 800-898-3353) that provides the ability to play from a seated position. Retailing for $9,450, this cart is lightweight and precisely balanced so it can be driven on tee boxes and greens without causing any damage. And federal ADA laws require that all publically owned golf courses allow them. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. By Jim Miller Governor Scott: Cheer Florida athletes competing in OlympicsIn London, 26 athletes and three coaches who call Florida home are competing at the Games of the 30th Olympiad. Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott call on Floridians to join them in watching and supporting Floridas members of Team USA as they represent the Sunshine State and the United States. Whether you watch from London or from the comfort of your home, I encourage Floridians to support Floridas athletes as they compete, said Governor Scott. Floridas Olympians have dedicated many hours to prepare for competition and made many sacrifices to get to London, and we wish them the very best success. The Olympic Games began, Friday, July 27 and competitions continue until Sunday, August 12. Brandon Chris Colwill, Diving, 3 Meter, Brandon (competed in 2008 Games) Clearwater Jared Frayer, Wrestling, Freestyle 66kg, Clearwater (first Olympic Games) Paige Railey, Sailing, Laser Radial, Clearwater (first Olympic Games) Zach Railey, Sailing, Finn, Clearwater (silver medalist in 2008)

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12 AUGUST 9, 2012Free BackTo-School immunizations, physicals availableFree back-to-school physicals and immunizations will be available for any school-aged (kindergarten-12th grade) child entering Florida schools for the first time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinics will be held through Aug. 18 at a variety of locations around the County, including three Hillsborough County Community Service Centers. The clinics are hosted by the Back-to-School Coalition of Hillsborough County, which includes Hillsborough Countys Family & Aging Services Department, Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Hillsborough County Health Department, local hospitals, social service organizations, and local health care organizations. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children at all times and immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. No sports, Head Start, or day care physicals will be available. Appointments are required. Saturday, August 11 SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin, (appointment required). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 813443-3048.Back to School / Skate Park Safety Day Give-A-Way plannedParents all over the county are shopping and preparing for their childrens return to school. However, the economy is making it tough on families everywhere to find money in budgets already stretched thin to purchase important items like school supplies. Parents are really scampering while looking for bargains. Well, look no further than the Apollo Beach Recreation Center on August 18 to take advantage of a huge give-a-way. In celebration of the opening of the Apollo Beach skate park, The Gleaners Life Insurance Societys Bay Area Arbor wants to help families with back to school expenses while promoting skating safety. The Bay Area Arbor is inviting parents and children to attend a free community event where back packs, school supplies, skateboard helmets and lunch (hamburger, hot dogs and a drink) will be provided to attendees free of charge. Children up to the age of 18 may obtain a free skate board helmet and a back pack filled with school supplies between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. on August 18. Due to the limited supply of items only one helmet and one backpack will be granted to each child. Lunch will be provided to anyone regardless of age. Stop by the Apollo Beach Recreation Center located at 664 Golf and Sea Boulevard to partake in this incredible give-a-way. Supplies are limited and will be dispensed on a first come, first serve basis. Gleaners Life Insurance Societys Bay Area Arbor works continuously to make a positive difference in our communities. Individuals interested in participating in events may contact Bev Hiller via email at Hillerbev@aol.com. Help available for East Hillsborough residents who want to quit smokingGulfcoast North Area Health Education Center Inc. in collaboration with TGM Brandon Family Care is offering a tobacco/smoking cessation class on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for anyone who is ready to quit now. Among other tools, participants receive professional help to develop a personalized quit plan, learn about nicotine addiction, health effects of tobacco use, benefits of quitting, withdrawal symptoms, medications, ways to cope with triggers and overcome cravings. Participants who attend the two program meetings (a total of 3 hours) are eligible to receive four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) while supplies last. Seating is limited and an appointment is necessary to attend. No walk-ins permitted. For more information or to register for the program, call Claudia Quinones at (813) 929-1000 or send an e-mail to cquinones@gnahec.org. You can also visit. http://www. ahectobacco.com/calendar/ for additional locations and dates. Waterset, a new master-planned community by Newland Communities, has chosen four renowned builders to complete the more than 200 homes slated for phase one. Ashton Woods Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes and Homes by WestBay will create open, light and livable homes for the community, which is opening fall 2012. With this team of sought-after homebuilders, Waterset is already a greatly anticipated Bay area community, said Pam Parisi, director of marketing at Newland Communities. Watersets diverse architectural styles, amenities and interconnectivity will make it the ideal place to live and enjoy an active lifestyle. And the Waterset Club will be open on Day One. Ashton Woods Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Homes by WestBay are highly valuable additions to this community. These builders focus on balancing livability with architectural appeal and offer a variety of flexible floorplans for every lifestyle. The home prices at Waterset are expected to be from $170,000 to the low $300,000s. Home sizes will range from 1,634 square feet to 3,800 square feet. Many of the home sites offer extended back yards lined by conservation and Four award-winning builders chosen for Waterset ponds, and others will front on to community parks. Waterset will offer highly connected phase one amenities and features, including an information center with caf, a 12-foot-wide greenway and community trails, community pool, fitness center, a shade pavilion and pier overlooking the lake, playgrounds, neighborhood parks and a dog park. The Waterset Montessori preschool will open on-site this winter. Upon completion, Watersets 1,319-acre community will have more than 3,500 homes. Later phases of the project plan to include schools, multi-family homes and retail space. About Waterset The residential community of Waterset is located 15 miles south of Tampa in Apollo Beach. Developed by Newland Communities, Waterset will have approximately 3,500 homes. Encompassing more than 1,300 acres, Waterset is planned to include a 6-mile long greenway and trailhead, on-site schools, recreation center, pool, neighborhood parks, lake, dog park, and miles of walking trails. Newland has partnered with some of the areas best-known builders to offer homes in a variety of price ranges and styles. For more information, visit www.watersetfl.com. The Brandon Junior Womans Club District 8 announces Santas Crop for the Kids! (Formerly Santa in September). They are very excited to be hosting a wonderful Croportunity to support the Childrens Holiday Party. The crop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2913 John Moore Rd. in Brandon. The cost is $35 which includes 9 hours of crop time, breakfast, lunch, snacks, raffle/ door prizes, silent auction, vendors, goodie bag, and make-ntakes. Registrations received by Saturday, Sept. 1 will earn 5 extra raffle Attention all scrapbookers -crop to enhance holidays for kidstickets. They have some wonderful vendors lined up as well as raffles and silent auctions. The Brandon Junior Womans Clubs holiday project is a program for underprivileged school children chosen by guidance counselors at 21 of the elementary schools in the Brandon area. The guidance counselors work with the parents to fill out a form with sizes and wants of each child. The BJWC provides these children with clothing (shirt, pants or shorts, jacket or sweats, shoes, socks, underwear, and pajamas), books, three or four toys of their choice, combs, crayons & other art supplies, toiletries, and other goodies. The guidance counselors bring these children where a magician/ clown entertains them, pizza and dessert are served and Santa gives them their gifts. Many of these children would have no holiday at all without this program. If a child selected has siblings of any age up to 18, the BJWC also provides the siblings with the same items. This event Santas Crop for the Kids is one of their major fundraisers to make the Childrens Holiday Party possible. For more information and to get your registration form, visit www. santas cropforthekids.weebly.com. Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692.

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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) 6452273.PixiePixie is a sweet little female who was brought to the shelter with three buddies. She has bounced back from her early misadventures to be a real little lover who loves to be held by volunteers and gets her motor going right away. She also has a wonderful orange hue to her fur. Please come into C.A.R.E. soon and take Pixie along to her forever home. Pixie has been spayed, microchipped, and brought up-todate on her shots. DOB: September 2, 2005.ToniToni is a super charming gal with the cutest ears. She has a Shepherd face and a long-legged hound body. Toni was dumped in Wimauma. Poor puppy! Fortunately, an angel came along and scooped her up. This is a real diamond in the rough. Toni makes fast friends and is a joy to be with. She is currently spending her time goofing off in the play yard with her pals and learning obedience commands. She is a good student who is eager to please. As part of her adoption, Toni will be spayed, microchipped. She is current on her shots. DOB: December 02, 2011 AUGUST 9, 2012 13 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com We are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS THE 2010 THE 2011 THE 2012 Visit us on Facebook *See store for details 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit riverviewmooselodge2158.org or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. Tuesday Wednesday 7 p.m. 4th Wednesday of the month Lindas Famous Liver n Onions; Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday includes burgers and sides; Kara-Riverview Moose events Ruskin Moose happeningsoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 School Bingo, lunch at noon, $3 bingo to follow. There is a donation box located in the lobby. Saturday Aug. 11 up Time! Taylor & Taylor will be performing. $6 BBQ Chicken Quarter Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a fabulous night of Music and Fun. Saturday, Aug. 25 Police Department Appreciation. $6 Beef Tips Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Sunday Games begin at 3 p.m., Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 wings for $3 BBQ, Hot or Mild, and there are South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672Upcoming activitiesEvery Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11 Official Visitation of DD Lu Smith and DVP Pat Gallagher to the Lodge. Cocktails and hors doeuvres from 5-6 p.m. and dinner-1/2 Baked Chicken at 6p.m. for $5 per person. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin. Call (813) 645-5919 or visit www.lodge813.moosepages.org for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday. .........5-7 p.m.. ......Meatloaf Dinner Every Thursday. ............5-7 p.m.. ......Wings Every Friday. .................5-7 p.m.. ......Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) Every Friday. .................7-11 p.m.. ....Live Music Every Saturday. .............2 p.m.. .........Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, August 10. .........7-11 p.m.. ....Double Barrel Saturday, August 11. .....5-7 p.m.. ...... Saturday, August 11. .....7-11 p.m.. ....Karoake with Kim Mullins Friday, August 17. .........7-11 p.m.. ....Myakka Band Saturday, August 18. .....5-7 p.m.. ......Moose Legion Dinner Saturday, August 18. .....7-11 p.m.. ....Karoake with Kim MullinsC.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekMonday, August 20 Blue Plate Special, 5 p.m., Meatloaf with all the trimmings for $7, only 50 tickets will be sold The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089. To see your club, church, organization or business news in The Observer News, send to news@observernews.net

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(Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Thru August 31, 2012 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Midwest drought will eventually hit our wallets%  in the system. If the weather doesnt cooperate, the impact of additional production is muted, thus placing additional stress on a growing and increasingly hungry world. Almost certainly, the drought of 2012 will place additional stress on your wallet to some degree, perhaps not tomorrow but certainly by next year. As for prices, while consumers may see little change in the price of products such as cereal, milk prices will likely be headed upwards as the corn used to feed the dairy cows increases in cost. Ironically, the price of beef, chicken and pork could actually see a temporary decline in the latter part of this year as a surplus could grow if farmers thin their herds due to high feed prices. That decrease, if any, would be short-lived and prices could quickly and dramatically increase as supply then decreases. And it is not just the United States, nor only American products that are headed towards higher prices. Sugar futures are also surging due to a drought in India. Some estimates have indicated that up to 50 percent of India is in a drought, reducing a normal surplus of the commodity by nearly a third. India and Brazil are the two primary exporters of sugar. Droughts in India have historically been closely correlated with El Nio, a cyclical condition in the Pacific Ocean with a wide-ranging impact on global and regional weather. El Nio conditions are expected to arrive in the coming months. A quick glance at Iowas cornfields shows tall and mature stalks well ahead of last year in terms of growth. A deeper look, however, reveals the damage to the crop, amidst the green is an abundance of brown coming from the dry cracked soil. More than a week ago, a half-inch of rain fell across much of the Corn Belt. Some farmers considered it a blessing for the soybean crop, but too little, too late for corn. The rain received last week was very welcomed, but much more is needed to stop the further deterioration of both the corn and soybean crops, said Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. The hot and dry weather continue to present challenges for livestock farmers as they move animals off pasture and use hay and other feed they had anticipated using over the winter months. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor from the University of Nebraska, much of the nations midsection is experiencing a severe to exceptional drought. Under such conditions in the nations prime agricultural states, an increase in food prices would seem inevitable, although the degree of which remains to be seen. What also remains to be seen is if the weather conditions this year are a harbinger of things to come. Last week Dr. James Hansen of Columbia University and NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies told the Associated Press that the weather phenomena of recent years are so rare, yet now so frequent that they cant be anything but man-made global warming. Hansen is a long-time scientist and an activist on climate issues. In 1988, the testimony he gave to Congress is considered the beginning of public awareness of global warming. He went on to say what is happening now is neither random nor normal, but is simple and accelerating climate change. What is nearly certain is that Hansens latest study will not quell the highly politicized debate on the causes or even the existence of climate change. What is uncertain is how agriculture around the world can adapt to possible future fluctuations in regional weather patterns. As 2012 is revealing, planting more acres of corn is of lesser value if there is no rain to make it grow. Indeed, if change is here to stay, agriculture will find ways to adapt, but that could take time. What is also nearly certain is that the weather this year will have some impact on food prices and on your pocketbook. For farmers looking out at brown stalks of corn, the impact has already been felt. Come winter, the rest of the world will know just how expensive this years drought will be.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Shop, Dine, Play, Repair LOCALLY!!Look for local vendors and service businesses first. Its good for our neighbors and our communities. You can count on The Observer News to bring these advertisers to you! BOOK REVIEWRealities behind combat life unfolds in new bookWhat does one do in times of war? Author Jerry Webster answers this question in a powerful new book titled What Brings a Soldier to His Knees The author invites readers to ease the pressure of combat and family life as well as Christian life as this book unravels the parallels of these two different lives. In these pages, he presents how God looks upon combat vets while they face their demons from eliminating enemy combatants, so that everyone will better understand the belief of the just-war theory against the conflicts of combat in the past as well as the present. This book helps people see that wherever the battle is, they can take up a battle position and get ready for the enemy with God sitting right there beside them. God will not judge against one being in battle and taking a life due to combat. There are really times that war takes place and people have got to live out whatever needs to be done without guilt of God the Father casting all care from them. He is not against war when there is no choice in the matter, but He wants everyone to be listening to His commands of how to handle conflict, and then He will bless all and will have favor for them. What Brings a Soldier to His Knees shows the difference between a just war and an unjust war and whether those wars in the past were just or unjust. Readers will find out how politics play a role in the decisions made in times of war. This book is available online for purchase at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 15 David Cashen, MD, Coastal Orthopedics, and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch, will discuss direct anterior hip replacement surgery a surgical option for hip replacement that is one of the least invasive procedures available and why it can help reduce pain and speed recovery. The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Seminars include a question-and-answer period. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call Direct DoctorsSM Plus at 941.708.8100 to reserve your spot. Light refreshments will be served. Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room 1651 Sun City Center PlazaPhysicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Healthcare System, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Healthcare System. The hospitals shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Do you suffer from gastroesophageal reux disease (GERD) or heartburn? Gary Bunch, MD, of Bradenton Surgical Group will discuss EsophyX Incisionless Surgery a new surgical procedure that is alleviating reux and heartburn for many people. Come and learn about this leading-edge procedure that could help to ease your pain and discomfort. SURGICAL SERVICES AT MANATEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Informative Lecture SeriesCall 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHowar d A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal) THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Everything you wanted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to ask.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThurs., Aug. 304:00 p.m. Sun City Center Recent vets take part in kids fishing camp at E.G. Simmons Park %  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN The intermittent rain cleared up just in time for kayak fishermen (and women) to enjoy their boating time and then for everyone in the group to have lunch together on the beach Aug. 1 at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. It was a big day for the kids in the summer Fishing Camp. The camp, part of Gardenville Recreation Centers summer program, has been held at the park all week and on this day, veterans of foreign wars, including both Gulf wars and some wounded PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODave Ramirez, recreation program supervisor for the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department was able to coordinate a visit from 19 veterans who belong to the Florida Suncoast Chapter of Heroes on the Water to kayak with kids at the Recs Fishing Camp Aug. 1 at Simmons Park. veterans from Vietnam, joined in on the fun. Some were aided from wheelchairs into the kayaks by staff from the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and conservation program, led by recreation program coordinator, Dave Rameriz, who got the plan together. This is a really big deal to these kids, Rameriz said, never stopping his work during the interview. Meeting the people who served our country in such a big wayand the Bucs cheerleaders (some of whom were on hand to help) on the same day is just amazing. Hutch Hutchens, coordinator of the Florida Suncoast Chapter of Heroes on the Water was able to arrange for 19 veterans to attend. We just held a similar event in Tampa, he said. The fairly new chapter of the national organization has just started gearing up. It helps the vets to take part in activities like this, Hutchens said. And the kids need to see what sacrifices some have made for our country. Most had just returned from Iraq and Afghanistan although a few were in Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s. Heroes on the Waters main purpose is to help injured military personnel relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate with society through fishing and the outdoors. There is a 10-week program to teach the vets how to kayak and fish on local waters. Neil Taylor, owner of Strike Three Fishing in Pinellas County, provided the kayaks and helped with the techniques. He can be found at www.strikethreefishing .com. Meanwhile, the food was provided by Craig Engel, president of Get Smoked, who also owns South Shore Apparel in Gibsonton. Meat was donated by Kevin Crofton of Uncle Johns Sausage. Mostly we work with TBI (traumatic brain injuries) or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients) when we go into hospitals, Hutchens said. Thats how he gets his kayakers. He says he spends a lot of volunteer time talking to veterans like himself in hospitals and clinics and pushing the idea of getting back to things they have enjoyed in the past or new things they have never had time to learn. To find out how you can help this worthy organization, log onto its website, www.heroesonthewater. org, or call 214-295-4541.

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16 AUGUST 9, 2012 P ain Fr ee Liv ing Ser ies at S outh Ba y H ospital Join us at thi s semina r series a nd lea rn how you ca n exerci se and eat yo ur wa y to joint pa in r elief. L unch w ill be provided a nd r egistr ati on is required for ea ch lectur e b y calli ng 1 -888-685-1595. EXER CISE FOR JOINT P AIN RE LIEFPr esented by P aul M elancon, Director of R ehab Ser vices W edn esday, A ugust 22nd Noon 1pm 1901 Haverford Pl aza, Suite 106 (B ehind th e Ho spital) P lease RSVP b y ca lli ng 1-888-685-1595FOODS TO RELIEVE J OINT P AINPr esented by Car ole M iller, R DLD, Man ager of C linic al Nutr ition Ser vices Th ursday, A ugust 30th Noon 1pm 1901 Haverford Pl aza, Suite 106 (B ehind th e Ho spital) P lease RSVP b y ca lli ng 1-888-685-1595 NASA lands Curiosity rover on MarsNASA/JPL-CalAL TEcCH PHOTOThis is one of the first images taken by NASAs Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a fisheye wide-angle lens on the left eye of a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance cameras on the left-rear side of the rover. The image is one-half of full resolution. The cameras are looking directly into the sun, so the top of the image is saturated. As planned, the rovers early engineering images are lower resolution. Larger color images from other cameras are expected later in the week when the rovers mast, carrying high-resolution cameras, is deployed. Curiosity was launched from NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011. The seemingly flawless 36-week space mission has thus far culminated in the successful landing of the one-ton rover on Mars.MITcCH T TRapAPHaAGEnN PHOTO / OOBsSERVER NEWsS By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netNASA After a 36-week flight through space, NASA has successfully landed its carsized rover, named Curiosity, on Mars. From all appearances, the mission thus far has been flawless. Curiosity will now begin a two-year mission to study the red planet, Earths second-closest planetary neighbor. Curiosity lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011. Curiosity is by far NASAs most ambitious mission to study Mars to date. The one-ton rover was lowered to its targeted landing spot near a mountain by a rocket-powered sky crane. Although gravity on Mars is only 38 percent of that on Earth, the complexity of the landing system, coupled with a 14-minute signal lag due to the 154 million mile distance in sending and receiving commands, made the landing an exquisite technological ballet and the successful result a triumph. The seven-minute descent had been dubbed the Seven-minutes of terror by NASA staff. From a logistics standpoint, the Curiosity mission is one of the largest NASA projects since the Apollo program that successfully landed men on the Moon. Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover ever built, is now on the surface of the Red Planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether life ever existed on Mars or if the planet can sustain life in the future, said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is an amazing achievement, made possible by a team of scientists and engineers from around the world and led by the extraordinary men and women of NASA and our Jet Propulsion Laboratory. President Obama has laid out a bold vision for sending humans to Mars in the mid-2030s, and todays landing marks a significant step toward achieving this goal. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. The first successful flyby of the planet occurred with NASAs Mariner 4 probe in 1965. Reaching the planet has proven to be a difficult task, with roughly two-thirds of the missions launched by both NASA and the Russian space agency ending in failure. Although Russia was the first to land a craft on the planet, the first failed during descent and the second failed moments after landing. The first successful landing was NASAs 1975 Viking mission, utilizing two landers. One remained operational for six years, the other for three. Curiosity landed at 1:32 a.m. on Aug. 6 near the foot of a mountain three miles tall and 96 miles in diameter inside Gale Crater. During a nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether the region ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life. Curiosity carries 10 science instruments, 15 times the mass of the science payloads on the earlier Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance. The rover will use a drill and scoop at the end of its robotic arm to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into analytical laboratory instruments inside the rover. To handle this science toolkit, Curiosity is twice as long and five times as heavy as Spirit or Opportunity. The Gale Crater landing site places the rover within driving distance of layers of the craters interior mountain. Observations from orbit have identified clay and sulfate minerals in the lower layers, indicating a wet history. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) manages the mission for NASAs Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. For live updates, follow NASAs Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/ marscuriosity or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/marscuriosity. The mission website is located at www.nasa.gov/mars.

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18 AUGUST 9, 2012 Bay Area Cardiology Associatesannounces the opening of their Riverview office located at: 13029 Summerfield Square Dr. For appointments call813-443-0880Our PhysiciansRavi Khant, M.D. F.A.C.C. Saurabh Chokshi, M.D., F.A.C.C. Hoshedar Tamboli, M.D., F.A.C.C. Stephen Mester, M.D., F.A.C.C. William Bugni, M.D., F.A.C.C. Robert Betzu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Rolando Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.C.C. Tehreen Khan, M.D., F.A.C.C. Sue Stonerock, M.D. Robert Dewhurst, M.D., F.A.C.C. Umesh Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.C. Christian Perzanowski, M.D., F.A.C.C.Other Bay Area Cardiology Locations:635 Eichenfeld Drive Brandon, FL 33511813-684-60003920 Galen Court Sun City Center, FL 33573813-634-72005 Tampa General Circle, Ste. 850 Tampa, FL 33606 813-684-6000www.bayareacardiology.net Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks Summer beach safari: Whats in that brown, dried seaweed on the beach?Backyard Safari By %  essicsWhat is that dark green or brown stuff all over the beach? The material, usually in a line where the waves roll in, is known as beach wrack. When first setting eyes on wrack, you may think it is only dried, dying seaweed. But it is very much alive and filled with sea organisms that are essential to beach life and the creatures that live there. Marine organisms that wash up with this wrack are an important part of a beach ecosystem. Tiny crabs, sea cucumbers, seeds and pods are only a few of the things you can find in wrack. Once, while walking the shore at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys, I found a brown hamburger bean. Thats right, a hamburger bean! It is circular in shape, like a marble, with a thick brown or black line that goes around its center. On each side of the thick line the color is a lighter brown, making it look like a hamburger bun. These little beans are from tropical rain forests and are native to the West Indies and western Africa. Can you believe the things we find on Florida beaches travel that far? Another neat little treasure I found in beach wrack was on St. Augustine Beach just a few weeks ago. While pushing my toes through the wrack I spotted a purse crab. These crabs get their name because female purse crabs have a purse-like chamber for holding their eggs. The little crabs live in shallow, sandy environments like beaches and are often found washed ashore in wrack. Beach wrack eventually gets pushed high on shore because of the tides. When the tides go out, the grasses start to dry and die. Dying grasses bring all sorts of life to the beach. As the grasses die, fungi and other organisms attract tiny species like beetles, beach hoppers, ghost crabs and more. These small insects and crabs become food for shorebirds. Dunlin sandpipers and other shorebirds migrate thousands of miles a year and depend on wrack during their journey for food. Without wrack and the organisms that live in it, the birds can die.Not only can you find neat sea critters, shells, seeds and birds near beach wrack, but wrack is also the first stage in forming sand dunes. Sand dunes are natural barriers against wind and water, and prevent erosion. They form when wrack starts to collect blowing sand. As sand and other plant material collect in the wrack, the plant material can start to sprout and root. This continual process is how dunes form. So now you know that beach wrack isnt just icky seaweed that sits on the shore; it is a beautiful ecosystem important to the beach and beach life, as well as a place for unique finds and hours of curiosity. Have fun searching the wrack!As the grasses die, fungi and other organisms attract tiny insects like beetles, beach hoppers, ghost crabs and more. These small insects and crabs become food for shorebirds. FWC PHOTOS Not only can you find neat sea critters, shells, seeds and birds near beach wrack, but wrack is also the first stage in forming sand dunes. By %  essicsAdult Programs for August 9 15Southshore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Adult Writing Workshop Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics 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 required at either eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive. Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Elder Law Seminar This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners welcome.Southshore Regional Library

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AUGUST 9, 2012 19 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery American Legion, Riverview MEETINGS Legion Riders. . Legion General. . . . . MEALS . . Breakfast. . DINNER . . EVENTS . . . . . . . UMC advocates wellness for childrenThe Mobile Medical Clinic Mission of St. Josephs Hospital recently visited the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center to provide free well child care and immunizations for children. The MMC project began in 2004, with the goal of addressing the community-wide challenge of reduced immunization compliance among young children. The Health Ministry Team of the United Methodist Church focuses on providing health/wellness information and services for residents of South Hillsborough County. Calling all artists! Deadline approaches for neighborhood mini-grants South Bay Hospital honors employees

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GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. I had to face it. I just wasnt as good as Id thought I was, he said with a smile. So he went home and made a deal with his parents. He could stay at home but he had to put $15 a week on his mothers dresser to live there. Immediately, he got a job at the local aluminum foundry owned by Ed Hunike. I didnt know they held you a week behind, Vince said. At the end of the first week when I didnt get paid, I told him (Mr. Hunike) But you just dont know my Mama. I have to give her $15 today. I promised her I would. Vince said Hunike loaned him the $15 but never would take it back out of his pay. That was a really good man, Vince said. He never forgot what it meant to get a helping hand when he needed it, and said that throughout his life There were always people who reached down and pulled me up. Unwilling to resign himself to a life at the foundry, Vince applied forand got two jobs. He also registered for school. His parents wondered how he could keep up a schedule that would only permit him to be off from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. but somehow, he managed it. Id get up at 5 and deliver papers before going to school for six hours, he said. That was back when there were two daily editions, so after school, I would load up my route and deliver the afternoon edition before reporting to my second job, which was at the Tampa Shipyards. The shipyard shift ended around 1 a.m. Judys dad, Buster Allen, ran the shipyards. The two met and married youngin 1960 -and have since had three children, one son and two daughters, two of whom live in Florida and the other in Las Vegas. They also have two grandchildren. Finally, Vince had enough education from University of Tampa where he also got his Bachelors of Science); the University of South Florida, where he completed his requirements to teach; and Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. (where he obtained his Masters in Education). Then he had to save up enough money to get him through his internship as a full time teacher and coach at Robinson High School in Tampa. Internships are not paid jobs and are taken for experience only. He worked his way through teaching; coaching; three vice principal jobs; and then as principal of East Bay High School which has since named its stadium after him. Then, when Riverview High School was built, he was asked by the Board of Education to be the first principal. In that way, he could help shape its future goals. During all these years he has had way too many awards and honors to list in a news story. Some of the highlights are: being named Principal of the Year by the Hillsborough County Classroom Teachers Association for two consecutive years; being inducted into the Riverview and East Bay Hall(s) of Fame; developing and adapting a physical education program curriculum guide for the Florida Department of Education; and nowsince retirement from being an on-site principal, he works in a position training other principals and helping schools with parent/ teacher issues. He has hired and personally groomed nine teachers into the administration side of education, said Sharon Morris, who followed Vince as principal at EBHS. He knew how to hire the right people. Mr.(Bob) Heilman (principal at Riverview) was another of his picks. Stacy White, now a member of Hillsborough Countys School Vince Thompson earned a football scholarship to Florida State University in his senior year of high school (shown here) but says he didnt have the grades or football skills to continue past the first semester. Because of how hard he had to work after that, often working two jobs, while continuing his education through to a Masters degree seven years later, Vince has been quick to help both students and teachers attain their goals in any way he can. A career remembered: Vince Thompson%  Board, studied under Vince at EBHS. He was my high school principal, and what I remember best was how he walked up and down the halls and talked with the students. He kept them excited and proud of their school. This attitude extended across the Continued on next page New Chief at Reservation is the name of the story in the East Bay High School yearbook from 1985 when Vince took over as principal. Reference to the reservation is because East Bay has always been known as the Home of the Indians, a name carried by all its classes and teams.

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! board from principal to teacher to students. He was knowledgeable about everything. His reputation always precedes him. Judy agrees, recalling how his students loved him. He was always there for them but he held them to a high standard, she said. All through Vinces years of education, Judy worked, beginning her career as a radiological technologist in 1960. She then worked for an orthopedic surgeon and since her retirement has gotten involved in many volunteer services in the community.Without her support I could not have gone back to school, Vince said. In 1998, Vince stopped working as a principal at Riverview. Riverview held a grand party for him, and everyone assumed he would then retire. Jennifer (Jankowski) Connolly, who graduated in 1984 from EBHS and now works in the office there, said My Thompson is very caring and knowledgeable. He is very special to me. I am not surprised he is not retired. Both Vince and Sharon Morris work with other principals in the PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSVince and his wife Judy have been married for 52 years, have three grown children, one in Valrico, one in Miami, and the third in Las Vegas. They also have two grandchildren. Lifelong Ruskin residents Scott Buzbee and Mike Council are spearheading a petition drive to have a new school named after Vince Thompson. Looking through the yearbooks at Riverview High School, a story of The Grand X-It tells about how Vince influenced the beginnings of the school, students, teachers and many in administration. It was written as when retired from the school. Thompson%  Tampa School Board offices. Vince works part-time. But he was not only known in the community for his workrelated positions. Vince is also active in his church, St. John the Divine, has served on various boards and committees and helped with students at Vacation Bible School. Two boys whose fathers were good friends of Vince, Scott Buzbee, who graduated in 1993, and Mike Council, from the Class of 1990, talked about the fun the group would have when they went hunting. They also remember him as a family friend. He was always fun. It was good to know him as more than just the principal, Scott said. One of Vinces best friends, Ron Budd of Ruskin, got the two boys interested in a petition drive to get a new school named after Vince. I cant think of anybody who deserves it (to have a school named after him) more, Ron Budd said in a telephone interview Aug. 2. Vince is the real deal. 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22 AUGUST 9, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 Area Places of Worship Ruskin Foursquare Church106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 email: ruskin4sq@yahoo.com N. Blanton (813) 309-3558 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 2 p.m. Sunday En Espaol A place where you are... EXPERIENCE JESUS THIS WEEKEND 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityALL ARE WELCOME! WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. .................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells)11:00 a.m. .....................................................Bilingual 4:00 p.m. .........................................................Casual Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Bookstore 633-8595 Expanding Services?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. d d d d d dArea Obituaries Roberta (Robbie) Andrews HendersonRoberta (Robbie) Andrews Henderson passed away Friday, July 27, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Andrew H. (Flash) Henderson. Born in 1919 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, to Robert Crawford and Bertha McClendon Andrews, she was graduated from Timmonsville High School and from Columbia College in Columbia, SC. Robbie met Flash in St. Simons Island, GA, where she was an elementary school teacher. He was stationed at the Brunswick, GA, Naval Air Station. Flashs naval air career allowed them to live in many places, including three very enjoyable years in Hawaii. After Flashs retirement, they built their island house on the golf course at St. Simons Island and spent very happy years there enjoying golfing with and entertaining their many wonderful friends. Survivors include a cousin, Georgia Mae Allen of Kinston, NC; nieces and nephews Arden Andrews McKenzie of Tallahassee, Fl; J. Thomas Donohoe (Judy) of Isle of Palms, SC; David M. Andrews (Sandy) and Cary M. Andrews (Liz) of Florence, SC; James H. Andrews, Jr, Richard D. Andrews (Sue), David H. Andrews, Jr (Stacie), and Davonne Andrews Polk (Dennis) of Lamar, SC; and Robbie Andrews DeLoach (Lauren) of Beaufort, SC. She is also survived by Flashs nieces and nephews Jane Edwards Pirani (Mark) of Marion, AR, Shelby Edwards, Jr. of Forest Hill, LA, Martha Lindsay Denninger (Bob) of Highland Village, TX, and Dan Ashford Lindsay (Charlotte) of Scaly Mountain, NC. There are many great nieces and nephews and several great-greats. She was preceded in death by a sister Dene Andrews Donohoe Munn, brothers: Robert Crawford Andrews, Jr, David Henry Andrews, James Harold Andrews, and by sister-in-law Martha Henderson Lindsay Edwards, as well as a niece Dorinda Dene Donohoe and two nephews: Robert Crawford Andrews, III and George Allen Andrews. A service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Fl, 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Joseph KingJoseph King, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away July 19, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired as owner of Florida Azalea Specialist in Wimauma. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael King and two brothers, Milton and Larry King. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Donna King; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Hercules; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Eleanor King and Jeff and Debra King; two continued at top of page Joseph King obituary continued sisters-in-law, Lillian King and Maxine King; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Carl A. LaMarCarl A. LaMar, 81, a 17 year resident of Sun City Center, FL passed away August 1, 2012. Carl was born on February 14, 1931 to Rose Fijal LaMar and Anthony LaMar. Carl was a long time resident of Danbury, CT from 1953 to 1994. He graduated from Bethel, CT High School in 1949. He received his BS and MA Degrees in 1953 and 1963 from Western Connecticut State University. He obtained his 6th year degree from Fairfield University of Connecticut in 1965 and took advanced administration classes at Fordham University, New York. Carls career in education started as a math teacher in Bethel, CT school system. He continued on as Director of state and federally funded programs and assistant superintendent of business in the Danbury public school system for 20 years. He served as assistant superintendent in the Wyandanch, NY schools from 1982 to 1987 and assistant superintendent in Windham, CT schools from 1987 to 1994 when he and his wife, Joan retired to Sun City Center, Fla. Some of Carls accomplishments include president of the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials and member of Phi Delta Kappa. Carl was a member of Caloosa Country Club and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Paul and Maybelle Weeks and his sister-in-law, Shirley McCarty. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joan Weeks LaMar; two daughters, Carol LaMar Dallas and her husband, Art Fisher and Deborah LaMar Gsell; four grandchildren, Matthew Dallas and his wife, Mary Beth, Stacey Dallas Zinn and her husband, Russell, Casey Gsell, and Greyson Gsell; four great grandchildren, Connor, Emma, and Taylor Dallas and Russell Zinn. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Fla. Inurnment will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carls name to the donors favorite charity. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.William Eugene McConnaugheyWilliam Eugene McConnaughey, 91, died peacefully at Sun City Center, Florida, on July 21, 2012. He was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, but spent most of his career in the Washington, D. C. area. As a Navy research chemical engineer, he was a pioneer in developing breathing systems for use on nuclear submarines and later on the Apollo spacecrafts. Bill also played a vital role in developing international standards for safe shipment of seagoing hazardous materials for the Coast Guard. He achieved the rank of Captain in the Naval Reserve. After retiring, he and his wife Eunice enjoyed life in Arizona for 14 years. He had a passion for the outdoors and hiking, and participated in many photography exhibitions with photos of his hikes in the mountains of Arizona. In 1992, he and Eunice moved to Sun City Center, Florida. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He was well-known for his ability to spread joy and build friendships everywhere he went. Bill was a loving and adored husband, a wonderful father, and a beloved grandfather and uncle. He is survived by Eunice his wife of 68 years, and by three sons and their spouses, Thomas, James (Rosemarie), Robert (Ashley), by grandchildren Richard, Hannah, and Haley, and nieces Pam, Gracie, Janie, and Pat. He will be greatly missed. A funeral service at Arlington Cemetery is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in his name to the Alzheimers Foundation of America. William Edward Weber Sr.William Edward Weber Sr.,75 of Sun City Center, went to be with the Lord July 27, 2012 at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Margaret Marge (Taber); son Wm Edward Jr. (Renee) and daughter, Desna V. Weber Oates (Tom); grandchildren, Alexandra Allie and Chase Weber; a brother, B.B. Weber Jr., all of Harford county Maryland. Ed was born in Baltimore, MD, October 13, 1936. He served in the US Army from 1955 1958. Following his military service, he attended University of Maryland and received his degree in 1963. He retired from Baltimore County Board of Education in Maryland. Ed and Marge moved to Sun City Center in October 2007. He was an avid golfer and loved a good round of golf and since coming to SCC, enjoyed playing softball. Ed will be missed by his many friends and relatives. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15

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AUGUST 9, 2012 23 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall between Services. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service ..................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School ..................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service .............................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room .........................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaNew Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. WE NOW OFFER 3 SERVICES:Saturday Night Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreSaturday Night Service Friday night at the moviesThe Sun City Center United Methodist church will again feature a great movie, The Pacifier at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. This is a movie that will make you laugh and make you want to cry. With all of the rain that we have been having, this movie is sure to lift your spirits, make you forget your troubles, and give you a good laugh. The Pacifier features Vin Diesel as Shane Wolfe; a tough Navy Seal that has controlled military missions throughout the whole world. However, Shanes next mission will be a little wilder than his usual missions as he attempts to control five, out of control, children whose father has been killed and whose mother has to finish the mission that her husband started for the government. Will the mother end up as the dad did or will there be a happy ending? The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the smell of coffee and popcorn whiffing through the air. Homemade cookies and other beverages will also be offered. To help with the cost of the cookies and drinks, a donation will be greatly appreciated.St. Anne Catholic Church Faith Formation 20122013 schedule announcedRegistration will be held on Sunday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St. Joachim Hall or visit the Parish Office Monday through Thursday to register your family for the 2012-2013 year 106 11th Ave NE Ruskin. Classes Commence on Sunday, September 23 and all classes are held on Sundays. Elementary Faith Formation 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Middle School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. High School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. RCIA Adults, Children and Teens 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information call 813865-8222.Reverend Lee Miller named Assistant Rector at St. John the DivineSaint John the Divine Episcopal Church, with campuses in Sun City Center and Ruskin, has announced the selection of the Reverend Lee Miller as Assistant Rector to the Church. Miller, an Episcopal priest for over 30 years, started his journey in broadcasting; serving major market television stations as a news and sports director, later anchoring his own syndicated program. He authored a bestselling book and recorded several programs in the field of motivation. Prior to seminary and entering the Episcopal priesthood, Miller worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In later years, he joined with the National Episcopal Church in developing and voicing radio/TV public service announcements. He has also served on the National board of directors for LOGOS, a ministry that equips hundreds of churches in more than 20 denominations, with training and educational materials for youth. Previous congregations include parishes in Kentucky, Ohio and Florida. Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, Reverend Tracy Wilder, Rector, has two locations and serves residents of Ruskin, Sun City Center and the surrounding areas. All are welcome including those who are simply looking for a place to worship, and those who would like to become more involved in church programs and ministries. Sunday services in Ruskin 705 9th Street SW are as follows: 9 a.m.: Contemporary Service oriented to families with children, 9:45 a.m: Sunday school, 11:15 a.m: Spanish Language Service. Sunday services in Sun City Center 1015 Del Webb Blvd are as follows: 8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist: Rite I, 11 a.m.: Holy Eucharist: Rite II. For more information, call 813-633-3970 or visit www. StJohnDivine.com. Reverend Lee Miller.Balm Baptist celebrates new school yearBalm Baptist Church will be hosting a back to school time celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday August 18 at 15109 Balm-Wimauma Road. There will be waterslides and games for the children as well as a school supply give away. The event is free for children in grades K-12. The church would like to provide free pizza and ice cream for children attending so call Teresa at 813-6413836, if you can. Let her know how many children you will be bringing so the church does not run out of food. Donations of school supplies and cash will be accepted from area residents and businesses in support of this event. To make a donation call Teresa or you may contact the office of David J. Brate Aluminum and Construction at 813-649-1599 for information on how you can help.Seminarian shares his story of religious persecution in VietnamDeacon Viet Vu Nguyen, currently a seminarian at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Boynton Beach, gave a talk on July 25 to members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church; where he spoke on the religious persecution his family has suffered at the hands of the Vietnamese government. In 2001, Deacon Viet, his brother and sister were imprisoned because they were relatives of Father Nguyen Van, an uncle who was already in prison and remains there still today. Released from prison in 2004, Deacon Viet and his siblings were able to come to the United States in 2005; thanks to intervention on their behalf by the U. S. Congress and the Department of State. Ordained to the deaconate in April of this year, Deacon Viet just completed his summer internship at Prince of Peace and returns to Seminary this fall, looking forward to his ordination to the priesthood in the summer of 2013.Deacon Viet and parishioners Jim Sullivan and Susan Torre. Share your churchs news. Submit press releasess and photos to News@Observernews.net

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24 AUGUST 9, 2012 O F F I C I A L P R I M A R Y B A L L O T / B O L E T A P R I M A R I A O F I C I A L D E M O C R A T I C P A R T Y / P A R T I D O D E M C R A T A H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. Glenn A. Burkett DEM Bill Nelson DEM U N I T E D S T A T E S S E N A T O R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R D E L O S E S T A D O S U N I D O S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 3 Mark Danish DEM Z. J. Hafeez DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Craig Latimer DEM Thomas Scott DEM S U P E R V I S O R O F E L E C T I O N S ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S U P E R V I S O R D E E L E C C I O N E S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) P A R T Y O F F I C E S O F I C I N A D E L O S P A R T I D O S F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 2 0 9 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 2 0 9 Howard F. Harris, Jr. DEM Jesse Meadow DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E M A N P R E C I N C T 2 0 9 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 2 0 9 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 6 3 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 6 3 3 Wesley Kent Bailey DEM William H. McBride, Jr. DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E M A N P R E C I N C T 6 3 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 6 3 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 3 2 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 3 2 5 Brenda Mobley DEM Molbert Scrivens DEM Jacquelyn Walker DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E W O M A N P R E C I N C T 3 2 5 ( V o t e F o r N o M o r e T h a n T w o ) M I E M B R A D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 3 2 5 ( V o t e P o r N o M s D e D o s ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 6 5 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 6 5 1 Melissa Cochran DEM Julie Ford DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E W O M A N P R E C I N C T 6 5 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R A D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 6 5 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 3 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:15 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES O F F I C I A L N O N P A R T I S A N B A L L O T / B O L E T A O F I C I A L N O P A R T I D I S T A H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 1 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:10 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES O F F I C I A L P R I M A R Y B A L L O T / B O L E T A P R I M A R I A O F I C I A L R E P U B L I C A N P A R T Y / P A R T I D O R E P U B L I C A N O H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. V O T E B O T H S I D E S O F B A L L O T V O T E A M B O S L A D O S D E L A B O L E T A George LeMieux REP Connie Mack REP Mike McCalister REP Marielena Stuart REP Dave Weldon REP U N I T E D S T A T E S S E N A T O R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R D E L O S E S T A D O S U N I D O S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 4 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 4 Eddie Adams, Jr. REP Evelio "EJ" Otero REP R E P R E S E N T A T I V E I N C O N G R E S S D I S T R I C T 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E N C O N G R E S O D I S T R I T O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 7 Joe Arnold REP Tom Rooney REP R E P R E S E N T A T I V E I N C O N G R E S S D I S T R I C T 1 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E N C O N G R E S O D I S T R I T O 1 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 7 John Korsak REP John Legg REP Rob Wallace REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 1 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 1 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 2 Jeff Brandes REP James C. "Jim" Frishe REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 2 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 2 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 4 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 4 Rachel V. Burgin REP Tom Lee REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 2 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 2 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 7 Brian Hollands REP Jake Raburn REP S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 5 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 5 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 9 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 9 Michael "Mike" Floyd REP Ross Spano REP Betty Jo Tompkins REP Joe Wicker REP S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 5 9 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 5 9 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Ronda Storms REP Rob Turner REP P R O P E R T Y A P P R A I S E R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) T A S A D O R D E B I E N E S R A I C E S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Margaret Iuculano REP Don Kruse REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 6 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 6 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 2 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:12 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES Sample ballots for August 14 electionFlorida is a Closed Primary state, meaning only voters who are registered with a political party can vote for their partys candidate, but all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote for Judicial Candidates, School Board Candidates, and races where the only candidates have the same party affiliation (Hillsborough County Commissioner, District 2 and House District 61). There is a video at www.VoteHillsborough.org that explains more.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27AuUGustUST 9, 2012 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and T The RRiverview Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES NName: -_ ____________________________________________________A Address: _ ___________________________________________________ City: _ ____________________________S State: _ ______ Zip:_ __________D Daytime Phone: _ _____________________________________________SRnt THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIEDLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper Up to 20 words$17.0030 for each additional word DEADLLINE:A Ad and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday for publication in that weeks edition. : _ ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ 280 petsPETS 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONALHave YYou Fallen by the outdoor CAA pool in SSun City Center? IIf so, please call DDoug. at 813-634-3907 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateS S old house, everything must go. 503 L Lively D Dr., S SCC (off Pebble Beach S S outh/ Chipper D D r.) 9am-1pm. A A ug 10 & 11 sale. 1913 E E ast V V iew, D D rive., S S CC. A A ug. 10 & 11, 7:30am-2pm.Above The Rest 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. 813633-5013. LLike new queen TTempur Pedic bedroom set, sofas, end tables, wicker furniture, dinette sets & lamps. Yard sale. 4 families. L Lots of clothes, & misc. A Aug. 3, 4, 5 & 11, 12. E Everything must go. 8am-5pm. 6126 Cliff A A ve., G GibsontonF Friday, 8am-1pm. T Toys, clothes, adult diapers/ pull ups, movies, etc. 1501 N North LLake DDr., SSCC. NNo early birdsG G arage sale. 2206 N N ew Bedford D D r., S S CC. F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-2pm. F F urniture, rugs, deco accents, art, lamps & misc.312 estateESTATE saSALesESFFor a good buy THE CHAKRA CENTER Sun City Center, FL 33573 Psychic FairSaturday, August 1110 a.m.-3 p.m. E-Z-Go Golf Cart; Westinghouse Refrigerator; Furniture: Day Bed; Dining Room Table w/Chairs; King Bedroom Suite; Dinette Table W/chairs; Entertainment Center; Corner Curio Cabinets; Sofa w/Matching Love Seat; Wing Backed Chairs; Desks; Recliner; Liquor Cabinet w/Shelves; China and Hutch; Antique Marble Topped Table; Patio Furniture; Collectibles; Ladies Designer Clothing; Household; Kitchen & Misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 2132 Del Webb W., SCC Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Aug. 8, 10, 11 Mix & Match SaleBuy a pair of shorts get a top FREE BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterAugust 10 & 117:30 a.m.-2 p.m.1926 East View Dr. (Caloosa)Narrow street, please park on sale side only Western golf cart (new batteries); Paragon kiln; Yamaha baby grand; Roland digital piano; Lenox; Swarovski; Gardian cookware; records; sheet music and decorating decor; arts and craft supplies (stained glass, China painting, yarn, embroidery, greenware, doll kits); Christmas: (large trees, Santas, wreaths, hundreds of balls and decorations); all sizes dolls; cat decor; large copper tree of life; shells; orchids; patio decor; pipe furniture; large glass-top dining table, 6 chairs; small curio; sofa and love seat; 2 pink barrel chairs; 2 pink swivel rocker chairs; wicker couch; coffee and end tables; white couch and love seat; glass-top coffee and end tables; large oor size vases; queen bedroom suite; desk; Franklin Mint and Lena Lin ceramic butteries; grill.We have extended our hours because of the volume of this sale!508-0307 or 633-1173 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Drexel Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Drexel Buffet & Server, Drexel Queen Size Bedroom Set, Full Sz Bedroom Set, a Variety Of Coffee & End Tables, White Leather Loveseat & Sofa, Home Decor, Kitchenware, Small Drop Leaf Kitchen Table w/2 Chairs, Lamps, Silk Plants & Trees, Paintings, Sectional Sofa, Patio Set, Tools, And MORE!Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There! 1712 W. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 9 & 10 7a.m. noon 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience SOUTH BAY GOLD BUYERS & ESTATE SALES (813) 645-1723 Moving, divorce and death are said to be three of the most stressful occurrences that one experiences in life. These are the times that our services are truly needed. Moving and dealing with the accumulations of a lifetime can be a very daunting task. Our sta is trained to take care of each step of the process in a timely and ecient manner. Let us help you throughout the process. Let us be your shoulder to lean on.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 TTHE SSHOPPER RENTATALSS600 M.H. HOUSUSINGG550 458 pP ArRTS & SerER ViICeE REAAL ESTATSTATE500 TTRAANSSPORTATTATION450 511 hoHOUSeES ForOR SAleLE PROFF SSERV VICCESS650 SSERV VICCESS700 MAARINE400 312 eESTATeE SAleLES CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson .............................468-0288 Claire Tort .................................363-7250 Kay Pye ....................................361-3672 Cathy Griggs .............................391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers .......................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ...................748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley .........................645-1540 LaRae Regis ...............................633-8318 Joanie Cooper ...........................480-2428 MEETS MANY NEEDS. Besides providing a very comfortable 3BR home, this property allows for extended family member(s) with an in-law suite, allows for storage of big toys in 25x30 metal outbuilding, allows for workshop. Nice deck, large trees, oversized lot, 2-car garage. All for just $135,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 INVEST, INHABIT OR BOTH. Can coordinate rental with part time residence when you buy this lovely 2BR/2BA Fairway Palms condo. Many upgrades and extras including replace, built in vacuum, built in storage, tiled kitchen and baths, full cabinetry in 1.5 car garage. Just steps to pool and clubhouse. $105,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M, well and septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVERFRONT. $229,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! Very well maintained 3BR/2BA MH in gated waterfront community. Special features include: nice open oor plan with split bedrooms, extra large kitchen with tons of cabinets, wet bar, new insulated windows, new ooring and carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $82,000 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be too near your neighbors. 123 acres of Lake and 900 acres of wetlands to enjoy everyday. $94,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Waterview, boat ramp and dock for your use. Close to stores, interstate, churches. Cleared and ready to build! Duplex zoning! $42,500. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN WATERFRONT New on the market!!! Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3 bedroom pool home on the Ruskin Inlet. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac the property is complete with a concrete seawall and boat lift. Deep water and no bridges to Tampa Bay! $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NEW LISTING : Great (2006) 3BR/2BA mobile home on 1.12 ACRE LOT: This Ruskin property offers BR split plan, bright living area, open kitchen, and the lot is cleared. No HOA, not in a ood zone! $65,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 OTHER NEW RUSKIN LISTING : 2BR+ Den/2BA, doublewide home on acre lot : Large MBR and BA, walkin-closet, spacious L shaped dining/living-room leading to insulated Sun Room, inside utility-room, screened porch, carport and sheds. Roof is newer. $68,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT : Greatly kept, walk-in-closets in both BRs, bright open living-room, modern kitchen, large inside utility, enclosed lanai/den, and a large fabulous attached workshop at end of carport. Close to golf course. No HOA. $59,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1BA home on oversized lot. Ideal rst home or winter retreat. Clean, neat and cozy. Approximately 1300 square feet of living area. Asking $68,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. GREAT FAMILY HOME in desireable community within minutes to shopping, schools, churches, and restaurants. Almost 2,000 square feet of living area with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 car attached garage and a great screened pool and patio. Reasonably priced at only $159,900. Call Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540 360 GolGOLF CCArRTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SlipSLIPS orOR SSTor ORAGeESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comSStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469435 PArRTS/SerSER ViICeESSummer SSpecial 10% off all parts & service now Lewis Ave., Gibsonton. 813-671BOAT (2628) 461 TrRAVelEL TrRAilerILERS CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600Exp. 8/31/12 565 M.H. inIN PArRKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 HAMPTON expanded in KP on golf course, extra screened lanai, carport........... $57,500 2BR/2BA in the KNOLLS (private pool), Furnished......................................... $57,500 SIERRA in Greenbriar, SCC........ $130,000 RENTALS 2BR/2BA, furnished, close to the clubhouse.................. from $650 per month CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN RUSKIN, including a beautiful acre lot with few oaks and nice house that could be a 5BR/2.5BA, or a 2BR+Den/2BA with 3 large attached ofces, 1/2BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, wood oors, replace, screen porch, 2-car-garage + carport, circular driveway, and desirable neighborhood close to major hwy. and shopping. $199,000. VERY NICE 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: Large MBR and MBA, L shaped living-dining room, built-in-China cabinet, great enclosed glass addition, carport, utility shed. $49,900. NEWLY LISTED! Great newer 3BR/2BA Mobile-Home on 1.12 acre lot. Split BR plan, bright living/kitchen area, cathedral ceilings, inside utilityroom, laminate oors. No HOA, not in ood zone, close to shopping and hospital. $65,900. 611 HoOUSeES ForOR renRENTRuskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813649-1599 3br/2ba house. Apollo Beach, completely remodeled, fenced yard, no pets. 813-849-1469 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374612 Ap AP ArRTmenMENTS ForOR RenENTVery clean 2br/1ba apt. with washer/ dryer hookup. Includes water & mowing. $625 monthly plus deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896613 ConCONDoOS ForOR RenENT1br/1.5ba. Kings Point, 55+, no pets. Includes water, cable, clubhouse activities. Unfurnished. $650 monthly plus deposit plus electric. (1yr lease) 813802-8663 or 813-817-0706 613 ConONDoOS ForOR renRENT 614 DDUplePLEX ForOR RenENTDuplex for rent. 2br/1ba in Gulf City. Yards from Tampa Bay. Free use of boat ramp across the street. Backyard patio. Just $635 monthly 330-466-8136620 RoomOOMS ForOR RenENTRoommate wanted: 2br/2ba. $250 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Ruskin area. 813-732-2086 630 M.H. RenENTAlLSRuskin 1br/1ba mobile home on quiet included. No smoking, no pets. Best suited for single person or couple. References needed. Rent $175 weekly plus $400 deposit. 813-363-6001FFor Rent: CClean Mobile Homes With A A/CC. 813-677-1086One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus secuin Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. $550 monthly plus $350 deposit. Close to boat ramp. Call 813-645-8885, Ruskin645 oOFFiICeE SpP ACeE 646 WArehoREHOUSeE SpSP ACeEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooOOKKeepinEEPINGQuickBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADUlL T/ ChilHILD CAreRE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 685 mMUSiIC InNSTrRUCTionION Call for information 813-230-9400 or 813-340-1115 Wimauma, Sun City Center, Riverview & Ruskin. 704 JUnNK RemoEMOVAlLHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123 705 CleCLEAninNINGRons CCleaning SService Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 F Flat rate $75, full cleanDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-6455273, leave message.708 MoOVerERS house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LAwn WN CCAreREB&SS Lawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 www.observernews.net Find what you need KINGS POINT CONDOFOR RENT Two bedrooms, two full baths, washer/dryer, all appliances, fully furnished or use your furniture. Located in Cambridge. Walking distance to Clubhouse. All amenities included, cable TV, water, trash collection. Annual rental $850 per month.Call for appointment (813) 625-9642 Motivated Seller 5th Wheel camper Fifth Avenue by Thor, 2002, 31 ft., center kitchen, rear living room, 2 recliners, picture window, queen sized bed, large front bedroom, closet. Great condition. Must see to appreciate.813-333-8986 or 813-967-7288 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING

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30 AUGUST 9, 2012 813-642-6182 Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022P. MEMBER WEST FL ORI DA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing No job too big or too small!SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SPAS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST. N.W. R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling Fans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL Lic. #RC29027076 F F E (813) 419-4165787-9047Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) 787-9047 $10 OFF $10 OFF COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! RONALD BUDDFlorida State Certied General ContractorLicense #CBC1251144call (813) 478-3629fax (813) 645-1999EmailRBudd36@yahoo.com Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. LOOKING FOR STORAGE?Big Bend Storage AC REPAIR/SALESA COMMERCIAL PRINTINGC HANDYMAN*H PLUMBINGP STORAGES ATTORNEYA BAIL BONDSB FLOORINGF PLUMBINGP PAINTINGP ELECTRICIANE KENNELSK ROOFINGR WINDOW FILMW WINDOW CLEANINGW CONTRACTORC How do I get my ad in the ?Its easy... Just call The Observer News ofce at813-645-3111and ask for a sales representative. Ads are sold by the column inch and must publish for a 4 week minimum. CALL TODAY!

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32 AUGUST 9, 2012New school opens in RiverviewOn August 1 Kids Community College hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the schools new location at 10030 Mathog Road in Riverview. Kids Community College Riverview Charter School is a tuition-free, non-profit organization. The new, 50,000 square foot, 4.5 acre campus offers oversized classrooms with smart boards, a 3,600 s.f. cafetorium and performing arts (including music, drama, dance and voice), science and technology labs, the new campus remains true to the Kids Community College mission of individualized attention by relegating its total campus student population to only 636 students in grades pre-K through 8. For more information visit the website at www.kidscc.org.PHOTOS COURTESY OF HHUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRApPHY The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure By Dana Dittmar Often in this column I discuss how businesses can offer unsurpassable customer service. But as we all know, there are two sides to every situation. The business may be responsible for treating the customer as well as possible, but customers have a responsibility to be good customers as well. Here are a few of my pet peeves of awful customership. We have all seen these scenarios play out somewhere in the South Shore area. The number one peeve on my list are folks who run a food server ragged with multiple requests, complaints, or questions, and then leave a 50 cent tip on a $15 tab. Decent service deserves a twenty percent tip. When you leave less, you are telling the server they didnt do a good job. When you are in the grocery store (or any store) and change your mind about purchasing an item, please put it back where you found it. Frozen entrees do not belong next to the peanut butter! If you have trouble getting around and it truly is a difficulty for you to walk back to the other end of the store, give the unwanted item to the clerk at the counter so she can have someone return it to the refrigerated section. Likewise, if you knock a blouse off of its hanger or a can off the shelf, return it to where it belongs. When you see something advertised in the paper, its a good idea to bring the printed ad with you (or at least write down the item number) to speed things up and avoid confusion about the price. Please dont take a full shopping cart into the Items or Less lane. These lanes are designed to be express lanes for those shoppers who have just a few items. (If you do this, be prepared to be redirected.) The other day, I was behind a man who not only had a full cart, but had a handful of coupons to boot. As if this wasnt inconsiderate enough, he argued about the price of everything as it rang up. If you happen to be in line behind someone who broke this rule, be patient. Stomping feet, groaning, and foul language wont make the line move any faster. I know the economy is rough and we all need every dollar we can get. But having the cashier call for a price check on an item for only a 5 cent difference wont make or break you. But it might just tick-off the cashier and the people behind you. Please be kind to the cashiers and people who wait on you. Even if you think they are complete imbeciles, smile and be polite. Getting angry at them only frustrates them more and embarrasses them in front of other customers. No one deserves that. Chances are, they are very good at their jobs and are just having an off day. If you treat them with respect, they will go out of their way to be good to you. And finally, dont take things that dont belong to you. You may think the store can afford a little shoplifting, but at the end of the day, the cost of that loss is passed down to your fellow shoppers. So wear comfortable shoes, put a smile on your face, and enjoy being the best customer the store has all day. Happy shopping!Customers have a responsibility too



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Maybe thats one of the reasons hes done so much to help others get theirs. Before talking about the numerous positions in education in Hillsborough County and the many other things hes done, a little background is warranted. The events surrounding his past were given to me by Vince himself, and his wife of 52 years, Judy, in an interview in their home in the Sundance woodlands (near Wimauma) Aug. 1, during which he was modest, but more than willing to talk. Born and raised in Tarpon Springs where his dad was the fire chief and his mom ran the mercantile store, Vince was the third generation of his family to live in Hillsborough County, his grandfather having moved to Tarpon Springs from Wimauma which at that time, had a bustling timber industry, complete with a large sawmill that employed many people in the South County area. Vince earned a football scholarship to Florida State University but after the first semester said that neither his grades nor his football skills were good enough to renew it. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netThe brown grass crunches underfoot. Grass that would normally be green in August, growing from fertile and normally wet soil has long since died. Almost anything can grow in the heavy black soil of the state, but rain is a required element. Very little rain has fallen since planting season began months ago. It was supposed to be a record year in the Corn Belt. Last year, Iowa alone produced nearly 2.4 billion bushels of corn from 92,000 farms and the number of cattle nearly equaled the human population of the state. The number of hogs outnumbered people nearly five to one. All of those figures are facing threats this year due to the impact of blistering heat and enduring drought conditions. Most of the corn grown in Iowa does not end up on your table, at least not directly. The vast majority of it is used for animal feed and for ethanol production. With the crop under stress this year, consumers can expect higher prices for everything from steaks to gasoline. Farmers not able to afford feed have already begun liquidating their herds and corn futures pricing has surged this summer. A drought-created shortage turns a necessary, breadand-butter commodity into a hot commodity for investors and a potentially expensive one for consumers. An August 2 article by William Pesek in the Bloomberg News declared that the surge in corn prices is more of a hazard to the global economy than the European debt crisis. Not only is demand for food surging, uncertain weather is creating an unstable and uncertain supply. Pesek went on to suggest that investment in infrastructure and a change in government policies, including towards ethanol, could help to resolve the situation. When corn spiked in price in 2010, due at least somewhat to greater consumption in ethanol production, farmers in Iowa and elsewhere simply planted more to increase production, bringing stability to the commodity and, ultimately, to food prices. The increase in prices this year, however, reveals possible cracks Climate change or not, weather is about to hit your walletMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAt first glance, this cornfield in Iowa would appear to be part of a bumper crop. But a significant lack of rain in the Corn Belt has had a toll on the crop. That is visible by looking a little deeper, or perhaps down the road, to see brown stalks coming from cracked soil. This photograph, taken in the early 1990s, hangs in the front office at East Bay High School. See A CAREER REMEMBERED, page 20 See DROUGHT, page 14 See TOXIC DRYWALL, page 6Rebuilding homes with toxic drywall underway in retirement center Stripped of its walls, ceiling and floor covering in order to rid the structure of its toxic Chinese drywall, this luxury Rimini Vista home on Sun City Centers south side gradually will be restored to its former beauty in a drywall remediation project by Sierra Residential Construction. Homeowners must move and store furnishings, then relocate to temporary housing for the several months the home recovery requires. MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER After the years of uncertainty, the burden of repeatedly repairing the same new appliances, the anxiety of stubborn unexplained illnesses, the agony of slow-moving litigation, the toxic drywall at the root of it all is being pulled by truckloads from homes here. Four large single family houses on Rimini Vista Way among the last luxury dwellings built under former developer WCI Communities before the corporation went into bankruptcy are now or soon will be gutted, to be essentially rebuilt from scratch within their imposing exterior shells. The four are among about 70 residential properties on Sun City Centers south side and in its neighboring condominium community, Kings Point, built during the construction boom in the last decade with contaminated drywall manufactured in China. Of those 70 or so homes containing substantial amounts of the toxic building material imported by distributors for contractors when competition for materials was high and U.S. supplies ran low, about 20 in the community currently are on track for remediation, Dee Giordano estimated this week. Giordano, an accountant, was actively involved with a local committee organized by former Community Association Director Woody Nelson to systematically identify and inspect the contaminated homes, as well as funnel pertinent information to their owners. Nearly all of the 20 houses were built with Chinese drywall

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Your county government is asking. Think of it as your virtual suggestion box. Borrowing a page from the world of social media, Hillsboroughs section on strategic planning has established an interactive website to collect its constituents ideas about what would enhance living here. You can make suggestions one at a time to be added to the ongoing discussion or simply comment/ vote on one or more notions that others have contributed. The website address is www. idealhillsborough.ideascale.com. All you will need to join is an email address and a password. The website went up less than two weeks ago, according to Eric Johnson, former budget director and now in charge of strategic planning. And by early this week, 57 citizens had joined the conversation, he added. Theyre recommending a wide range of subjects, from need to focus on support for small business to building a world class public education system to ensuring sufficient potable water supplies in the years ahead. The objective, Johnson said, is to determine and list what Hillsborough residents are thinking about, concerned about, willing to explore in order to develop a county strategic plan and to prioritize its goals. Leaning on a communication concept known as crowdsourcing and utilizing computer-based technology, the same interactive approach to connecting government and the citizenry it serves has been used with outstanding results in other areas of the country, Johnson noted. In Seattle, for example, a similar website drew some 5,000 residents into ongoing conversations which produced nearly 600 ideas that local government conceivably could plan for and implement. More than 44,000 votes were cast by Seattle citizens in connection with the hundreds of ideas proposed, leading to widely embraced and agreed upon priorities for government to work on, he added. Hillsboroughs last strategic plan was drafted in 2008 and now is outdated, Johnson asserted. However, he said, anyone interested in reviewing the countys formerly-established strategies can read them on page 10 of the adopted 20122013 budget found on the www. hillsboroughcounty.org website. Looking ahead to Hillsboroughs 2013 strategic plan, Johnson said hed like to see 2,000 or more individuals who live, work or play within the countys borders join the discussion before the open forum rating period closes on Friday, September 14. The input provided on the website will be passed to county commissioners for their consideration during the annual strategic planning retreat scheduled in early December. The ideas, suggestions, recommendations, notions or concepts proposed by Hillsborough and South Hillsborough citizens become more than the basis for commissioners discussions as they consider the next strategic plan, Johnson pointed out. The priorities that evolve as residents go to the website to add ideas and vote in favor or disfavoring the growing list also help the seven commissioners achieve consistency as each serves on very different and unrelated boards. The efforts of a commissioner on the Tampa Sports Authority and one on the Port Authority board and another on the Childrens Board can only be enhanced when all three are working with the same set of priorities hammered out from constituent suggestions, the director said. Citizens signing onto the new website can take part in the brainstorming anonymously, if they prefer, after registering. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson ERIC JOHNSON Ruskin VFW #6287Weekly activities Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Aug. 9 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Time Machine from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.Elena, of Angel Nails, has recently returned from the Orlando Beauty Show, one of the largest cosmetology conventions in the country with thousands of attendees from various countries. In addition to interacting with many vendors, the training classes, which Elena attended, were very exciting. The changes in nail technology are coming fast and furious and are absolutely amazing. Old fashioned techniques of the past, such as acrylic nails, which could be harmful to some people, are a disappearing art. New techniques such as Bio-Gel, Gelish and Shellac are the wave BUSINESS NEWSNew, exciting nail techniquesof the future. These products are healthier and not harmful to those that may have allergies or who may be on chemotherapy. Nail art used for weddings, anniversaries and other special and important events is also becoming very en vogue. These products and techniques are extremely natural looking without the heavy look of old-fashioned acrylic. Elena is an award winning nail professional and proficient in these new techniques. She is located at Sues Salon, Sun City Center Plaza. Call 813-295-1936 for an appointment.The newly formed Champions for Children Auxiliary group is building momentum fast and its committee members are hard at work planning the next upcoming event, a High Tea, scheduled at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 at First Housing, located at 107 S. Willow Ave, Tampa. All the proceeds from this event will benefit Champions for Children, formerly the Child Abuse Council. Tickets are $30 per person and Child Abuse Council is now named Champions for Childrenreservations are required. Space is very limited, so guests are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible. For reservations, call Jessica DuChene at (813) 673-4646 x.225 or email jduchene@cfctb.org. Champions for Children envisions a world without child abuse, where children grow up in nur turing families free from violence. For more information visit www.championsforchildrentam pabay.org.

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Have you seen our cat Knick Knack?Please call (813) 649-4575 or (813) 416-5311As of July 24 missing 2 days and she needs a special diet! By William Hodges Self-esteem: a defense against drugs 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons .... Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers The front line of the War on Drugs must be with our children. Over the years Ive read with interest about our governments efforts to tamp down illegal drug use, and Ive read the arguments presented by the loyal opposition. Both sides care deeply about the future of America. However, I believe that the War on Drugs will not be won by what the government does, but rather by what we as citizens do. It is my contention, and that of most psychologists, that the people who take drugs are generally afflicted by a disease called Low Self-Esteem. We, as parents, have the opportunity every day to build or destroy the self-esteem levels of play less than if he stayed with his own grade. As a result, he would have fewer opportunities to gain experience and to excel. The father gave up some great bragging material for the sake of his son. By the way, the son ultimately ended up as a scholastic All-American. 2. Many parents have a tendency to hit the roof when children receive a failing grade. It is impor tant that we put even greater effort and time into praising them when they get a good grade. Showing them that they get more attention from doing something right than doing something wrong is very important. 3. Most people, and especially children, who have low self-esteem have difficulty separating criticism they receive for an act from criticism of themselves. Always make it clear that you disapprove of the action, not the person. There is a difference when you say, That was a stupid thing to do, and You are stupid. One is criticizing the act; the second is criticizing the individual. 4. I watched a man scold his son for throwing a temper tantrum. He called the child a baby and several other names. It was interesting to me, since this man was known for his outbursts of temper. The child had watched his father throw these tantrums and was now receiving a mixed signal, which resulted in his feeling insecure and unsure. His father was one of the most important figures in this childs life, and yet when he tried to emulate him, he received disapproval. It is unreasonable for us, as adults, to expect a child to exercise more self-control than we do. When we see traits in our children that we do not like, we should look at ourselves to see if they are simply mirroring what we are doing. If that is the case, we can impact upon their actions by correcting ours. A sense of high self-esteem is the greatest weapon we can give our children in their battle against becoming chemically dependent upon drugs and alcohol. Let them develop at a rate that allows them the best atmosphere for growth. Make sure they understand you love them even if you dont like what they are doing. Give more emphasis to approval than disapproval. Finally, and maybe most importantly, teach by example. You are your childs first line of defense. Its up to you to make their armor as strong as possible. our children. Some of the ways in which we can build self-esteem not only in children, but in others with whom we have contactare as follows: 1. Look for ways to help others have success experiences. As an example, I watched as a father did not allow his son to move up a section in a sports league. It would have been an honor for his son to be playing up a grade, and I could not understand why he would not let him go. The father saw the questioning look on my face and chose to give me his reasons. He said his son would have a temporary high by moving up, but that he would most likely VFW Post 8108 offers two essay contestsVFW Post 8108 is offering essay contests in two categories for local students. Following are the details for both.Grades 6, 7 & 8The VFW believes in good citizenship and fostering patriotism. This is why they encourage youthful minds to examine our nations history and their own experiences in modern American society through the Patriots Pen youth essay writing contest. Patriots Pen is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in the U.S. Students compete by writing their own essay, 300-400 typewritten words in length. All essays should be typed in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 300 words or greater than 400 words in length. The essay title (theme) or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count. This years theme is What I Would Tell Americas Founding Fathers. Writers will be judged on how well they understand, develop and present the theme. Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points. Writers must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in their own work. Theme development is worth 35 points. You must answer all relevant facts about the theme such as who, what, where, when and why. Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Essay must be written in an easy to understand format leaving the reader with a clear understanding of the explanation of the theme. If interested in entering the Patriots Pen Essay Contest you can go online to the VFW website for an entry form; or call 813-677-9559. The completed essay and entry form must be turned in to Norrine Forrest, 6931 Cohasset Circle, Riverview, FL 33578, no later than November 1, 2012 there will be no exceptions!Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12Ninth through twelfth graders are welcome to enter the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This contest is open to ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in the U.S. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This years theme is Is Our Constitution Still Relevant? Students wishing to enter must do a three to five minutes essay on a standard cassette tape or CD. Preferred form for CDs is the audio CD format. When burning your CD, make sure that Create Audio CD option (or similar) is selected so the program can proper ly convert your sound file and burn it to CD. After it has finished, be sure to play back your audio CD on a system other than your computer, such as a standard radio or CD player, to verify that the conversation/ burning process was successful. All recordings must be in the students own voice without music or special effects of background sounds. Songs and poetry are not accepted. Students may not provide anything in the recording that will identify them in any way. Make sure your CD is labeled and that you have included a neatly typed copy of the essay along with your completed entry form. Entry forms may be obtained by visiting www.vfw.org (scholarships) or by contacting Bill Forrest at 677-9559. All entries competing at the Post level must be turned in no later than November 1, 2012 no exceptions. Entries may be mailed, along with the completed entry form, to Bill Forrest, 6931 Cohasset Circle, Riverview, FL 33578, or drop it off in a sealed envelope at the VFW Post 8108, located at 7504 Riverview Drive, Riverview. Do not mail to this Post address.Both contestsThere will be a panel of three judges, not affiliated with the VFW Post, that will be judging at the Post level. A special dinner will be held at a later date for all students that enter at which time the first, second and third place winners will receive a monetary award from Post Commander Andrew Davis. A patriotic jacket will also be presented to the first place winner by the Mens Auxiliary President, Max Smith. The VFW Post, Ladies and Mens Auxiliary work for the good of the community, schools and veterans.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 5Phi Sigma Theta has new memberPhi Sigma Theta is proud to announce that Sarah Renee Barr, the daughter of John and Cissy Barr of Apollo Beach has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Florida State University. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.Care to bowl?The Outback Ladies League at Oakfield Lanes in Brandon has openings for it fall league beginning Tuesday, Au-gust 28 at 9:30 a.m. Regardless of your skill level, all south shore bowlers are welcome as this is a handicapped league. For more information call Oakfield Lanes at 813-681-4783 and ask for Cindy, or Beatrice Dupee at 813-633-6208Aunt-Niece share graduationJessica Andrea Hartley and her niece Madison Miliani Rios, shared their 2012 graduation day dinner at the Olive Garden in Brandon, Jessica graduated from East Bay High School in Gibsonton and Madison graduated from Kindercare, in Plant City following the dinner on June 5. Madisons graduation was an hour earlier and with a shorter ceremony, she was able to make it to the Florida State Fairgrounds to see her Aunt Jessica graduate. They continued to share their Grad Night, which made the girls happy and the night complete. In attendance at this special graduation dinner were, Wanda Anderson,Jantzen Onstott, Stephanie and D.J.Thomas, Brooke Thomas, John R. Rice,Sr., Ryan Steele, Ron and Todd Steele. A wonderful time was had by all. Jessica Andrea Hartley and her niece Madison Miliani RiosAMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 2nd Thursday 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. DINNER American Legion Riders Sunday, August 26 5 to 7 p.m. Texas Hold em Saturday, August 18 6 to 10 p.m. Marine Corps League Car Wash Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prom Night Saturday, August 25 7 p.m. $12 or 2/$20 Airman Air Force Airman Calvin J. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sanders is the son of Susanne Sanders of Monarch Park Drive, Apollo Beach. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Soldier Army Pfc. Andrew J. Barba has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements. The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents. In addition, students assist in initiating requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial delivered munitions, and emplace, maintain, and assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices. Barba is the grandson of Gennaro Barba of Glenellen Place, Sun City Center. His wife, Jessica, is the daughter of Carolyn JacobsHoneycutt and Bill Honeycutt of Banyan Wood Way, Riverview. He is a 2006 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 9 15 Monday, August 13 1:35 to 1:55 p.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. Monday, August 13 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, and brush up on your watercolor skills. The Instructor will review different watercolor techniques. 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 Tuesday, August 14 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Tuesday, August 14 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Tuesday, August 14 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 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. Riverview Toddler in need of life-saving transplantWith the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. In Riverview, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler, Evan Ranieri. Evan is the son of Paul and Melissa Ranieri. Born on March 10, 2011, Evan was diagnosed with Hypoplasia. The doctors at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $45,000 is being raised by Riverview volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Diane Ranieri at 727-644-9595 or ranieri1@tampabay.rr.com. Donations may be mailed to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with In Honor of Evan R written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforEvanR.com. Evans family has asked for assistance from the Childrens Organ Transplant Association. The organizations priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients transplant-related expenses.Angel Ruiz graduates from Lawrence Technological UniversityAngel Ruiz from Riverview, FL graduated May 12 at Lawrence Technological Universitys 80th Commencement Exercises. Ceremonies were held at Ultimate Soccer Arenas at 1 p.m. Lawrence Techs class of 2012 included some 900 graduates. About 5,000 students, their families and guests attended the event. Ruiz was awarded a Master of Architecture 3+. Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, was founded in 1932. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nations upper third of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, theory and practice education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Techs 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.Hillsborough Head Start/Early Head Start recognized for Achievement Award The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start during their Annual Conference on July 15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the 2012 Achievement Award for its innovative program, Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza. Hillsborough Countys Head Start/Early Head Start created this program to strengthen its focus on math and science development for children attending their program by creating this sustainable garden project. Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza (Calabaza is Spanish for pumpkin) incorporates beginning math and science ideas that children naturally learn as they explore and play. These ideas include measurement, counting, observing and describing. To further higher quality learning, the program extends learning math and science beyond the confines of the classroom by encouraging young children to consider their world in non-traditional ways, including building on childrens natural curiosity; providing opportunities to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the environment; and incorporating gardening in a school setting. Through this program, the children also have plenty of opportunities to build language and literacy skills, as well as learning where food comes from. Hands-on activities in Theres a Caterpillar on Our Calabaza program includes planting seeds, digging, watering, and harvesting the crops. The results showed that sustainable gardens project activities significantly increased the childrens math and science scores, and had the additional benefit of increasing language skills. For more information about Hillsborough County Head Start/Early Head Start, call 813-272-5140, or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/headstart.

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Ltd., and now are being remediated with monies from a multi-million dollar settlement Knauf made following successful litigation heard in a federal district court seated in New Orleans. That Knauf settlement is covering work underway this week in two of the Rimini Vista houses, according to onsite contractor personnel. As construction crews, protective masks covering their noses and mouths, were tearing, pulling and knocking down slabs of drywall from inside the 3,200 square foot Sisk house a few doors down the street fresh, U.S.made replacement drywall was being nailed in place throughout the three-bedroom, two-bath pool home of Terry and Sandy McCarty. Both owners are living in temporary quarters, waiting through the projected 90 days required to recover the homes of their retirement dreams. The Sisk place was expected to be stripped down to bare studs, ready for an air borne decontamination process, within 48 hours, said Leviticus Mercer, working with a Gallo Building Services crew on its internal demolition. Building inspectors probably would be able to check the interior readied for the rebuild by weeks end, he added. Meanwhile, over in the McCarty house, the long process of returning a high-end home to a reliably functional and consistently comfortable condition was underway in earnest. It involved not only removal of the poisoning drywall from throughout the house of about 2,000 square feet and the decontamination procedure, but also new electrical wiring, along with a new heating and air conditioning system, including duct work. The home also will have to be equipped eventually with new appliances, replacing range and microwave and refrigerator, for example, rendered inoperable by the high sulfur content in the bad drywall. Todd Fries, a project manager with Sierra Construction, another building contractor engaged in the drywall rehabilitations, estimated that the recoveries will run $45 to $50 per square foot. In some homes contaminated by the Chinese drywall, he added, even the plumbing must be replaced. For the McCartys, the journey from beautiful but defective house began with the strangely non-functional or mal-functioning appliances, including the AC, they said this week. The most careful of repairs, no matter how often made, could not keep the machinery running. Then, they learned about the drywall problems affecting homes and their owners all over the community. We were lucky, Sandy McCarty observed, we werent made sick by the drywall as some have been. But their sick appliances, affected by drywall building material used without their knowledge and beyond their control, were a continuing headache, not to mention a damaged dwelling. Complaints to WCI brought only the response that the developer could not help as it slid into bankruptcy, she added. McCartys credit attorney Michael Ryan, associated with a Ft. Lauderdale law firm, engaged to represent WCI and its homeowners, with pressing the litigation as months turned into years that eventually forced the foreign building materials firms into a U.S. court where dozens of drywall damage cases from across the southeast had been consolidated. Inspection of their lovely retirement haven disclosed Knauf drywall from front to back, more than enough to qualify for a claim on the Knauf settlement estimated between $800 million and $1 billion. The couple expects to be able to return to their rebuilt Rimini Vista house in September and then hopefully, put this all behind us, they said. They no longer will have their 10-year WCI home warranty, but they will have certification that the home is Chinese drywall free. And, were grateful it has turned out as well as it has, Sandy McCarty asserted. The Minnesotans were not in Sun City Center when the home was being built originally and they missed the pleasure of watching their retirement nest grow from the ground up, they pointed out. However, because of the rebuilding project this summer, they have captured at least some of that enjoyment this time around, they noted. On the other hand, Terry McCarty added with a laugh, this way wasnt exactly on my bucket list. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonToxic drywall Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCServing the Southeast Hillsborough areaDr. Craig AmshelDr. Craig Amshel ofAbsolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCNEW LOCATION Thurs., August 23for a Community-Wide Open House 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Meet and greet Dr. Amshel and his staff. Discuss your abdominal, breast and GI concerns with your local Fellowship Trained Colorectal and General Surgeon. MELODY JAMESON PHOTOOverflowing with chunks of toxic Chinese drywall removed from a Sun City Center home on Rimini Vista Way, these dumpster loads will require special disposal when trucked from the properties. The building material installed in thousands of homes across the southeast U.S. during construction boom years when supplies were low and demand high is considered responsible for a variety of illnesses, destroying household appliances including air conditioning systems and discoloring fine jewelry.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 9 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe South Shore Symphony Orchestra brought a collection of overtures to The Regent in Riverview on Aug. 4 and 5. The symphony, under Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Susan Robinson, was founded in 2010 and had their first performance at The Regent last month. They also perform at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center. The SSSO sound was outstanding, bright and crisp in the very large room at the community center, playing to nearly a full house with one 15-minute intermission. The symphony beautifully performed Beethovens Egmont Overtures, Overture to Nabucco by Verdi and Overture to Die Fledermaus by Strauss. The next concert performance, a Tribute to Mendelssohn, will be held Sept. 15 and 16. The orchestra is composed of professional, classically-trained musicians who are compensated directly from the modest ticket fees for performances. Ticket sales plus the support of individual and business sponsors allow the orchestra to continue bringing high quality music and performances to South Hillsborough. For more information visit the South Shore Symphony Orchestra website at www.thessso.org.South Shore Symphony Orchestra plays the Regent

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10 AUGUST 9, 2012 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?Learn about the amazing new MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEMThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The backbone of America in a place youve never heard ofBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSmall towns are the backbone of America yet I fear they may end up much like this Edsel found near a body shop in Marengo, Iowa (population 2,500, give or take).I once stood on the geographical center of the United States and looked out upon nothing but fields and gravel roads. At the time I took solace in the thought that the center of the nation the very heart was at peace and was a quiet, tranquil place. That place is located in rural Kansas, a state that with a handful of other states makes up the Heartland of America. Almost every good thing youve ever read about the Heartland is true the people are good, hardworking folks in small towns where you dont have to lock up the doors, chain down the lawn furniture or leash the children. There are still places in America that are, more or less, a good bit like Mayberry. The problem is that fewer and fewer people seem to know that, and fewer than ever are choosing the Mayberrys over the Gothams. I am in a small Iowa town of roughly 2,000 souls. Im certain youve never heard of it, let alone have ever been there. Judging by the For Sale signs around town, a lot of people seem to want to leave. The adults complain about the weather, something usually reserved for winter but this summers relentless heat has made it a year-around event. Some do leave, flocking with the snowbirds to Arizona and Texas, mostly, but they almost always come back. And then, once they reach a certain age, they never leave again. They die near where they were born and are often buried somewhere near their parents. Listening to the kids talk, a lot of them cant wait to get out of town. That is not because it is a bad town, its because the kids simply dont yet know that it can be a bad world. No, its not a bad town at all, it is a very nice place with families and small businesses and people who work hard. A lot of them end their days with dirt or grease under their fingernails because they earn money by actually producing stuff. But it is in Iowa and somehow people have been led to believe that nothing happens in Iowa. Or Kansas. Or Nebraska. Take your pick from the Heartland. Now, from my half-century perspective on life, nothing happening can be a plus. But when I was young, I felt the same way about my hometown on the prairie. Somehow, I became convinced that nothing happened in Worthington, Minnesota, and I needed to leave to find the stuff that was happening. I have no idea what I thought that would be. Was it a quest for a high paying job in a large corporation? Did I hope to find a place in which I could become a regular patron of the opera? Was I looking for nightlife and 24-hour parties? The hell if I know. Looking back, I was just a stupid kid. I got a job with a large corporation and it turned out I didnt want that. To date, Ive never seen an opera and I rarely go to bars. Ive done my share of all-nighters, but those have been for work, no high spirits and high life involved in that. The only 24hour party Ive ever attended was in college, in Minnesota, and it involved tents and sleeping bags. So, what was I expecting from somewhere else that life in a small town couldnt provide? It turns out there was really nothing. I told myself I was going to leave, and I did. Perhaps coming back would have felt as if I had failed to find something better out there, even if it turned out there was nothing better. I am now leaving the small town in Iowa that I briefly called home, although Im not sure that I really want to. There is something peaceful and tranquil about this place, but Im concerned that the tranquility is masking a horribly slow death. On my way back to the airport, I pass through an even smaller town and notice the swings are up on a swing set at one of the handful of homes along the highway. I was happy to see the swings because in the fall, during hunting season, the homeowner removes the swings and hangs bloody deer carcasses from the top bar. I know many hunters in Iowa and they take their responsibilities as seriously as they take the responsibility of providing for their families. For many people, hunting is less sport than sustenance, and there is certainly no shortage of deer in that state. There are so many deer that evidence of collisions between them and cars is sadly and frighteningly commonplace along the freeways. Regardless, I lived there for two years and this was the first time I noticed the swings in place. I also wondered what that sort of thing could do to a kid. The kid spends all summer having fun on the swing set and then one nice, crisp fall day, BAM! Suddenly dead Bambi is hanging there. I have to think that is something that could well come up during some future therapy session, probably in Des Moines, Minneapolis or Chicago. The patient begins by saying, I grew up in a small town and couldnt wait to leave. Let me tell you about the swing set Of course, that scene would take place in a city because the small towns lack the psychiatrist or psychologist needed to make note of the story. But I believe most kids growing up in Mayberrylike places will never need that. Maybe not even that kid. Part of our national psyche is rooted in Main Street USA and in the Heartland filled with sturdy Americans instinctively charged with resolve to not only survive but to thrive. That still exists, but increasingly people are finding the surviving and thriving is easier in the cities and are leaving the small towns of America with a lot of For Sale signs in front yards. Perhaps some of the kids will need to flee to the cities for fame, fortunate or psychoanalysis, but I hope some of them stay. There is magic in small towns; our collective hearts remain in them, the places where our parents or grandparents were born. Being out in the country is representative of our country in so many ways, and a lot of what is good about America can only be found there. As a nation, big cities give us power, but small towns give us backbone. I hope that backbone survives.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 11 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST O F SOUTH SHORE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes gripping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help? Helpful Son Dear Helpful, There are actually a number of golfing gadgets and accessories on the market today that can help older golfers who struggle with ar thritis, injuries or loss of mobility. Here are some possible solutions that can help keep your dad on the golf course. Gripping Helpers Gripping a golf club is a very common problem for seniors with arthritis or those who have hand or elbow injuries, or any condition that affects their hand strength. To help alleviate this problem there are specially designed golf gloves and grips that can make a big difference. Depending on the severity of your dads problem, an inexpen sive option to check out is the Bionic Golf Gloves (bionicgloves. com, 877-524-6642) which are er gonomically designed to improve grip with less effort. Or the Power Glove (powerglove.com, 800-836-Golf gadgets that can help older golfers3760) that uses a Velcro strap to secure the club to your hand. These gloves run between $20 and $30. Another option to consider is to get oversized grips installed on your dads clubs. These can make gripping the club easier and more comfortable, and are also very good at absorbing shock. Over sized grips are usually either onesixteenth-inch or one-eighth-inch larger in diameter than a standard grip, and cost around $5 to $10 per grip. Your local golf pro can help with this. Or, for a grip-and-glove combination fix, check out the new Quantum Grip (quantumgrip.com, 855-692-3784) that incorporates hook Velcro golf grips and companion golf gloves that have loop Velcro material in the palm. This insures gripping power and prevents the club from slipping in your hand. The price: $30 per grip or $189 for a set of seven, plus $40 per glove. Bending Solutions If back, hip or knee problems or lack of flexibility are also hamper ing your dad on the golf course, there are a number of innovative gadgets that can eliminate the bending and stooping that comes with teeing up the ball, repairing divots, marking the ball on the green, retrieving a ball or tee on the ground, and picking a club, sand rake or flag stick up off the ground. These stoop-proof devices run anywhere from a few dollars up to $70 and can be found at sites like Kool Tee (kool-tee.com, 800-3246205), Tee Pal (teepalpro.com), and the Upright Golf company (uprightgolf.com, 319-268-0939). Ergonomic Golf Carts There are also a number of great ergonomic golf carts that can help older golfers who still like to walk the course. These are three or fourwheeled, light-weight push carts that provide great stability, can be adjusted to fit your body size, and fold into a compact size in a mat ter of seconds for easy transport. Sun Mountain Sports (sunmountain.com), Bag Boy (bagboycompany. com) and Caddytek (caddytek.com) are three companies that make these type of carts at prices ranging anywhere from $130 to around $200. Or, for seniors with severe mobility loss or who are disabled, theres the SoloRider golf cart (solorider.com, 800-898-3353) that provides the ability to play from a seated position. Retailing for $9,450, this cart is lightweight and precisely balanced so it can be driven on tee boxes and greens without causing any damage. And federal ADA laws require that all publically owned golf courses allow them. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. By Jim Miller Governor Scott: Cheer Florida athletes competing in OlympicsIn London, 26 athletes and three coaches who call Florida home are competing at the Games of the 30th Olympiad. Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott call on Floridians to join them in watching and supporting Floridas members of Team USA as they represent the Sunshine State and the United States. Whether you watch from London or from the comfort of your home, I encourage Floridians to support Floridas athletes as they compete, said Governor Scott. Floridas Olympians have dedicated many hours to prepare for competition and made many sacrifices to get to London, and we wish them the very best success. The Olympic Games began, Friday, July 27 and competitions continue until Sunday, August 12. Brandon Chris Colwill, Diving, 3 Meter, Brandon (competed in 2008 Games) Clearwater Jared Frayer, Wrestling, Freestyle 66kg, Clearwater (first Olympic Games) Paige Railey, Sailing, Laser Radial, Clearwater (first Olympic Games) Zach Railey, Sailing, Finn, Clearwater (silver medalist in 2008)

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12 AUGUST 9, 2012Free BackTo-School immunizations, physicals availableFree back-to-school physicals and immunizations will be avail able for any school-aged (kinder garten-12th grade) child entering Florida schools for the first time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinics will be held through Aug. 18 at a variety of locations around the County, including three Hillsbor ough County Community Service Centers. The clinics are hosted by the Back-to-School Coalition of Hillsborough County, which includes Hillsborough Countys Family & Aging Services Department, Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Hillsborough County Health Department, local hospitals, social service organizations, and local health care organizations. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children at all times and immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. No sports, Head Start, or day care physicals will be available. Appointments are required. Saturday, August 11 SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin, (appointment required). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 813443-3048.Back to School / Skate Park Safety Day Give-A-Way plannedParents all over the county are shopping and preparing for their childrens return to school. However, the economy is making it tough on families everywhere to find money in budgets already stretched thin to purchase important items like school supplies. Parents are really scampering while looking for bargains. Well, look no further than the Apollo Beach Recreation Center on August 18 to take advantage of a huge give-a-way. In celebration of the opening of the Apollo Beach skate park, The Gleaners Life Insurance Societys Bay Area Arbor wants to help families with back to school expenses while promoting skating safety. The Bay Area Arbor is inviting parents and children to attend a free community event where back packs, school supplies, skateboard helmets and lunch (hamburger, hot dogs and a drink) will be provided to attendees free of charge. Children up to the age of 18 may obtain a free skate board helmet and a back pack filled with school supplies between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. on August 18. Due to the limited supply of items only one helmet and one backpack will be granted to each child. Lunch will be provided to anyone regardless of age. Stop by the Apollo Beach Recreation Center located at 664 Golf and Sea Boulevard to partake in this incred ible give-a-way. Supplies are limited and will be dispensed on a first come, first serve basis. Gleaners Life Insurance Societys Bay Area Arbor works continuously to make a positive difference in our communities. Individuals interested in participating in events may contact Bev Hiller via email at Hillerbev@aol.com. Help available for East Hillsborough residents who want to quit smokingGulfcoast North Area Health Education Center Inc. in collabo ration with TGM Brandon Family Care is offering a tobacco/smok ing cessation class on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for anyone who is ready to quit now. Among other tools, partici pants receive professional help to develop a personalized quit plan, learn about nicotine addiction, health effects of tobacco use, benefits of quitting, withdrawal symptoms, medications, ways to cope with triggers and overcome cravings. Participants who attend the two program meetings (a total of 3 hours) are eligible to receive four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) while supplies last. Seating is limited and an appointment is necessary to attend. No walk-ins permitted. For more information or to register for the program, call Claudia Quinones at (813) 929-1000 or send an e-mail to cquinones@gna hec.org. You can also visit. http://www. ahectobacco.com/calendar/ for additional locations and dates. Waterset, a new master-planned community by Newland Communities, has chosen four renowned builders to complete the more than 200 homes slated for phase one. Ashton Woods Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes and Homes by WestBay will create open, light and livable homes for the community, which is opening fall 2012. With this team of sought-after homebuilders, Waterset is already a greatly anticipated Bay area community, said Pam Parisi, director of marketing at Newland Communities. Watersets diverse architectural styles, amenities and interconnectivity will make it the ideal place to live and enjoy an active lifestyle. And the Waterset Club will be open on Day One. Ashton Woods Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Homes by WestBay are highly valuable additions to this commu nity. These builders focus on balancing livability with architectural appeal and offer a variety of flexible floorplans for every lifestyle. The home prices at Waterset are expected to be from $170,000 to the low $300,000s. Home sizes will range from 1,634 square feet to 3,800 square feet. Many of the home sites offer extended back yards lined by conservation and Four award-winning builders chosen for Waterset ponds, and others will front on to community parks. Waterset will offer highly connected phase one amenities and features, including an information center with caf, a 12-foot-wide greenway and community trails, community pool, fitness center, a shade pavilion and pier overlooking the lake, playgrounds, neighborhood parks and a dog park. The Waterset Montessori preschool will open on-site this winter. Upon completion, Watersets 1,319-acre community will have more than 3,500 homes. Later phases of the project plan to include schools, multi-family homes and retail space. About Waterset The residential community of Waterset is located 15 miles south of Tampa in Apollo Beach. Developed by Newland Communities, Waterset will have approximate ly 3,500 homes. Encompassing more than 1,300 acres, Waterset is planned to include a 6-mile long greenway and trailhead, on-site schools, recreation center, pool, neighborhood parks, lake, dog park, and miles of walking trails. Newland has partnered with some of the areas best-known builders to offer homes in a variety of price ranges and styles. For more infor mation, visit www.watersetfl.com. The Brandon Junior Womans Club District 8 announces Santas Crop for the Kids! (Formerly Santa in September). They are very excited to be hosting a wonderful Croportunity to support the Childrens Holiday Party. The crop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2913 John Moore Rd. in Brandon. The cost is $35 which includes 9 hours of crop time, breakfast, lunch, snacks, raffle/ door prizes, silent auction, vendors, goodie bag, and make-ntakes. Registrations received by Satur day, Sept. 1 will earn 5 extra raffle Attention all scrapbookers -crop to enhance holidays for kidstickets. They have some wonderful vendors lined up as well as raffles and silent auctions. The Brandon Junior Womans Clubs holiday project is a program for underprivileged school chil dren chosen by guidance counselors at 21 of the elementary schools in the Brandon area. The guidance counselors work with the parents to fill out a form with sizes and wants of each child. The BJWC provides these children with cloth ing (shirt, pants or shorts, jacket or sweats, shoes, socks, underwear, and pajamas), books, three or four toys of their choice, combs, crayons & other art supplies, toiletries, and other goodies. The guidance counselors bring these children where a magician/ clown entertains them, pizza and dessert are served and Santa gives them their gifts. Many of these children would have no holiday at all without this program. If a child selected has siblings of any age up to 18, the BJWC also provides the siblings with the same items. This event Santas Crop for the Kids is one of their major fundraisers to make the Childrens Holiday Party possible. For more information and to get your registration form, visit www. santas cropforthekids.weebly.com. Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692.

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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) 6452273. Pixie Pixie is a sweet little female who was brought to the shelter with three buddies. She has bounced back from her early misadven tures to be a real little lover who loves to be held by volunteers and gets her motor going right away. She also has a wonderful orange hue to her fur. Please come into C.A.R.E. soon and take Pixie along to her for ever home. Pixie has been spayed, microchipped, and brought up-todate on her shots. DOB: September 2, 2005. Toni Toni is a super charming gal with the cutest ears. She has a Shepherd face and a long-legged hound body. Toni was dumped in Wimauma. Poor puppy! Fortunately, an angel came along and scooped her up. This is a real diamond in the rough. Toni makes fast friends and is a joy to be with. She is currently spending her time goofing off in the play yard with her pals and learn ing obedience commands. She is a good student who is eager to please. As part of her adoption, Toni will be spayed, microchipped. She is current on her shots. DOB: December 02, 2011 AUGUST 9, 2012 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U,\026\015,\026\015\012,,\015 /U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 13 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE \022\023\020\025\000#OLLEGE\000!VE\016\000%\000s\000USKIN\014\000&, (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com /<:!\003VU\025\024-YP\025\003 \003H\025T\025\003\024\003\034\003W\025T\025\003‹\003:H[\025\003\030\027\003H\025T\025\003\024\003\031\003W\025T\025 *SVZLK\003:\\000UKH`\003‹\003,]LUPUNZ\003I`\003HWWVPU[TLU[ We are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS $OVE\000\ J
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(Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Thru August 31, 2012 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Midwest drought will eventually hit our wallets in the system. If the weather doesnt cooperate, the impact of additional production is muted, thus placing additional stress on a growing and increasingly hungry world. Almost certainly, the drought of 2012 will place additional stress on your wallet to some degree, perhaps not tomorrow but certainly by next year. As for prices, while consumers may see little change in the price of products such as cereal, milk prices will likely be headed upwards as the corn used to feed the dairy cows increases in cost. Ironically, the price of beef, chicken and pork could actually see a temporary decline in the latter part of this year as a surplus could grow if farmers thin their herds due to high feed prices. That decrease, if any, would be short-lived and prices could quickly and dramatically increase as supply then decreases. And it is not just the United States, nor only American products that are headed towards higher prices. Sugar futures are also surging due to a drought in India. Some estimates have indicated that up to 50 percent of India is in a drought, reducing a normal surplus of the commodity by nearly a third. India and Brazil are the two primary exporters of sugar. Droughts in India have historically been closely correlated with El Nio, a cyclical condition in the Pacific Ocean with a wide-ranging impact on global and regional weather. El Nio conditions are expected to arrive in the coming months. A quick glance at Iowas cornfields shows tall and mature stalks well ahead of last year in terms of growth. A deeper look, however, reveals the damage to the crop, amidst the green is an abundance of brown coming from the dry cracked soil. More than a week ago, a half-inch of rain fell across much of the Corn Belt. Some farmers considered it a blessing for the soybean crop, but too little, too late for corn. The rain received last week was very welcomed, but much more is needed to stop the further deterioration of both the corn and soybean crops, said Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. The hot and dry weather continue to present challenges for livestock farmers as they move animals off pasture and use hay and other feed they had anticipated using over the winter months. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor from the University of Nebraska, much of the nations midsection is experiencing a severe to exceptional drought. Under such conditions in the nations prime agricultural states, an increase in food prices would seem inevitable, although the degree of which remains to be seen. What also remains to be seen is if the weather conditions this year are a harbinger of things to come. Last week Dr. James Hansen of Columbia University and NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies told the Associated Press that the weather phenomena of recent years are so rare, yet now so frequent that they cant be anything but man-made global warming. Hansen is a long-time scientist and an activist on climate issues. In 1988, the testimony he gave to Congress is considered the beginning of public awareness of global warming. He went on to say what is happening now is neither random nor normal, but is simple and accelerating climate change. What is nearly certain is that Hansens latest study will not quell the highly politicized debate on the causes or even the existence of climate change. What is uncertain is how agriculture around the world can adapt to possible future fluctuations in regional weather patterns. As 2012 is revealing, planting more acres of corn is of lesser value if there is no rain to make it grow. Indeed, if change is here to stay, agriculture will find ways to adapt, but that could take time. What is also nearly certain is that the weather this year will have some impact on food prices and on your pocketbook. For farmers looking out at brown stalks of corn, the impact has already been felt. Come winter, the rest of the world will know just how expensive this years drought will be.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Shop, Dine, Play, Repair LOCALLY!!Look for local vendors and service businesses first. Its good for our neighbors and our communities. You can count on The Observer News to bring these advertisers to you! BOOK REVIEWRealities behind combat life unfolds in new bookWhat does one do in times of war? Author Jerry Webster answers this question in a powerful new book titled What Brings a Soldier to His Knees The author invites readers to ease the pressure of combat and family life as well as Christian life as this book unravels the parallels of these two different lives. In these pages, he presents how God looks upon combat vets while they face their demons from eliminating enemy combatants, so that everyone will better understand the belief of the just-war theory against the conflicts of combat in the past as well as the present. This book helps people see that wherever the battle is, they can take up a battle position and get ready for the enemy with God sitting right there beside them. God will not judge against one being in battle and taking a life due to combat. There are really times that war takes place and people have got to live out whatever needs to be done without guilt of God the Father casting all care from them. He is not against war when there is no choice in the matter, but He wants everyone to be listening to His commands of how to handle conflict, and then He will bless all and will have favor for them. What Brings a Soldier to His Knees shows the difference between a just war and an unjust war and whether those wars in the past were just or unjust. Readers will find out how politics play a role in the decisions made in times of war. This book is available online for purchase at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 15 David Cashen, MD, Coastal Orthopedics, and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch, will discuss direct anterior hip replacement surgery a surgical option for hip replacement that is one of the least invasive procedures available and why it can help reduce pain and speed recovery. The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Seminars include a question-and-answer period. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call Direct DoctorsSM Plus at 941.708.8100 to reserve your spot. Light refreshments will be served. Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room 1651 Sun City Center PlazaPhysicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Healthcare System, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Healthcare System. The hospitals shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Do you suffer from gastroesophageal reux disease (GERD) or heartburn? Gary Bunch, MD, of Bradenton Surgical Group will discuss EsophyX Incisionless Surgery a new surgical procedure that is alleviating reux and heartburn for many people. Come and learn about this leading-edge procedure that could help to ease your pain and discomfort. SURGICAL SERVICES AT MANATEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Informative Lecture SeriesCall 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHowar d A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal) THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Everything you wanted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to ask.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThurs., Aug. 304:00 p.m. Sun City Center Recent vets take part in kids fishing camp at E.G. Simmons Park %  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN The intermittent rain cleared up just in time for kayak fishermen (and women) to enjoy their boating time and then for everyone in the group to have lunch together on the beach Aug. 1 at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. It was a big day for the kids in the summer Fishing Camp. The camp, part of Gardenville Recreation Centers summer program, has been held at the park all week and on this day, veterans of foreign wars, including both Gulf wars and some wounded PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODave Ramirez, recreation program supervisor for the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department was able to coordinate a visit from 19 veterans who belong to the Florida Suncoast Chapter of Heroes on the Water to kayak with kids at the Recs Fishing Camp Aug. 1 at Simmons Park. veterans from Vietnam, joined in on the fun. Some were aided from wheelchairs into the kayaks by staff from the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and conservation program, led by recreation program coordinator, Dave Rameriz, who got the plan together. This is a really big deal to these kids, Rameriz said, never stopping his work during the interview. Meeting the people who served our country in such a big wayand the Bucs cheerleaders (some of whom were on hand to help) on the same day is just amazing. Hutch Hutchens, coordinator of the Florida Suncoast Chapter of Heroes on the Water was able to arrange for 19 veterans to attend. We just held a similar event in Tampa, he said. The fairly new chapter of the national organization has just started gearing up. It helps the vets to take part in activities like this, Hutchens said. And the kids need to see what sacrifices some have made for our country. Most had just returned from Iraq and Afghanistan although a few were in Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s. Heroes on the Waters main purpose is to help injured military personnel relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate with society through fishing and the outdoors. There is a 10-week program to teach the vets how to kayak and fish on local waters. Neil Taylor, owner of Strike Three Fishing in Pinellas County, provided the kayaks and helped with the techniques. He can be found at www.strikethreefishing .com. Meanwhile, the food was provided by Craig Engel, president of Get Smoked, who also owns South Shore Apparel in Gibsonton. Meat was donated by Kevin Crofton of Uncle Johns Sausage. Mostly we work with TBI (traumatic brain injuries) or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients) when we go into hospitals, Hutchens said. Thats how he gets his kayakers. He says he spends a lot of volunteer time talking to veterans like himself in hospitals and clinics and pushing the idea of getting back to things they have enjoyed in the past or new things they have never had time to learn. To find out how you can help this worthy organization, log onto its website, www.heroesonthewater. org, or call 214-295-4541.

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16 AUGUST 9, 2012 P ain Fr ee Liv ing Ser ies at S outh Ba y H ospital Join us at thi s semina r series a nd lea rn how you ca n exerci se and eat yo ur wa y to joint pa in r elief. L unch w ill be provided a nd r egistr ati on is required for ea ch lectur e b y calli ng 1 -888-685-1595. EXER CISE FOR JOINT P AIN RE LIEFPr esented by P aul M elancon, Director of R ehab Ser vices W edn esday, A ugust 22nd Noon 1pm 1901 Haverford Pl aza, Suite 106 (B ehind th e Ho spital) P lease RSVP b y ca lli ng 1-888-685-1595FOODS TO RELIEVE J OINT P AINPr esented by Car ole M iller, R DLD, Man ager of C linic al Nutr ition Ser vices Th ursday, A ugust 30th Noon 1pm 1901 Haverford Pl aza, Suite 106 (B ehind th e Ho spital) P lease RSVP b y ca lli ng 1-888-685-1595 NASA lands Curiosity rover on MarsNASA/JPL-CalAL TEcCH PHOTOThis is one of the first images taken by NASAs Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a fisheye wide-angle lens on the left eye of a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance cameras on the left-rear side of the rover. The image is one-half of full resolution. The cameras are looking directly into the sun, so the top of the image is saturated. As planned, the rovers early engineering images are lower resolution. Larger color images from other cameras are expected later in the week when the rovers mast, carrying high-resolution cameras, is deployed. Curiosity was launched from NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011. The seemingly flawless 36-week space mission has thus far culminated in the successful landing of the one-ton rover on Mars.MITcCH T TRapAPHaAGEnN PHOTO / OOBsSERVER NEWsS By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netNASA After a 36-week flight through space, NASA has successfully landed its carsized rover, named Curiosity, on Mars. From all appearances, the mission thus far has been flawless. Curiosity will now begin a two-year mission to study the red planet, Earths second-closest planetary neighbor. Curiosity lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2011. Curiosity is by far NASAs most ambitious mission to study Mars to date. The one-ton rover was lowered to its targeted landing spot near a mountain by a rocket-powered sky crane. Although gravity on Mars is only 38 percent of that on Earth, the complexity of the landing system, coupled with a 14-minute signal lag due to the 154 million mile distance in sending and receiving commands, made the landing an exquisite technological ballet and the successful result a triumph. The seven-minute descent had been dubbed the Seven-minutes of terror by NASA staff. From a logistics standpoint, the Curiosity mission is one of the largest NASA projects since the Apollo program that successfully landed men on the Moon. Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover ever built, is now on the surface of the Red Planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether life ever existed on Mars or if the planet can sustain life in the future, said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is an amazing achievement, made possible by a team of scientists and engineers from around the world and led by the extraordinary men and women of NASA and our Jet Propulsion Laboratory. President Obama has laid out a bold vision for sending humans to Mars in the mid-2030s, and todays landing marks a significant step toward achieving this goal. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. The first successful flyby of the planet occurred with NASAs Mariner 4 probe in 1965. Reaching the planet has proven to be a difficult task, with roughly two-thirds of the missions launched by both NASA and the Russian space agency ending in failure. Although Russia was the first to land a craft on the planet, the first failed during descent and the second failed moments after landing. The first successful landing was NASAs 1975 Viking mission, utilizing two landers. One remained operational for six years, the other for three. Curiosity landed at 1:32 a.m. on Aug. 6 near the foot of a mountain three miles tall and 96 miles in diameter inside Gale Crater. During a nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether the region ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life. Curiosity carries 10 science instruments, 15 times the mass of the science payloads on the earlier Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance. The rover will use a drill and scoop at the end of its robotic arm to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into analytical laboratory instruments inside the rover. To handle this science toolkit, Curiosity is twice as long and five times as heavy as Spirit or Opportunity. The Gale Crater landing site places the rover within driving distance of layers of the craters interior mountain. Observations from orbit have identified clay and sulfate minerals in the lower layers, indicating a wet history. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) manages the mission for NASAs Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. For live updates, follow NASAs Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/ marscuriosity or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/marscuriosity. The mission website is located at www.nasa.gov/mars.

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18 AUGUST 9, 2012 Bay Area Cardiology Associatesannounces the opening of their Riverview office located at: 13029 Summerfield Square Dr. For appointments call813-443-0880Our PhysiciansRavi Khant, M.D. F.A.C.C. Saurabh Chokshi, M.D., F.A.C.C. Hoshedar Tamboli, M.D., F.A.C.C. Stephen Mester, M.D., F.A.C.C. William Bugni, M.D., F.A.C.C. Robert Betzu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Rolando Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.C.C. Tehreen Khan, M.D., F.A.C.C. Sue Stonerock, M.D. Robert Dewhurst, M.D., F.A.C.C. Umesh Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.C. Christian Perzanowski, M.D., F.A.C.C.Other Bay Area Cardiology Locations:635 Eichenfeld Drive Brandon, FL 33511813-684-60003920 Galen Court Sun City Center, FL 33573813-634-72005 Tampa General Circle, Ste. 850 Tampa, FL 33606 813-684-6000www.bayareacardiology.net Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks Summer beach safari: Whats in that brown, dried seaweed on the beach?Backyard Safari By %  essicsWhat is that dark green or brown stuff all over the beach? The material, usually in a line where the waves roll in, is known as beach wrack. When first setting eyes on wrack, you may think it is only dried, dying seaweed. But it is very much alive and filled with sea organisms that are essential to beach life and the creatures that live there. Marine organisms that wash up with this wrack are an important part of a beach ecosystem. Tiny crabs, sea cucumbers, seeds and pods are only a few of the things you can find in wrack. Once, while walking the shore at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys, I found a brown hamburger bean. Thats right, a hamburger bean! It is circular in shape, like a marble, with a thick brown or black line that goes around its center. On each side of the thick line the color is a lighter brown, making it look like a hamburger bun. These little beans are from tropical rain forests and are native to the West Indies and western Africa. Can you believe the things we find on Florida beaches travel that far? Another neat little treasure I found in beach wrack was on St. Augustine Beach just a few weeks ago. While pushing my toes through the wrack I spotted a purse crab. These crabs get their name because female purse crabs have a purse-like chamber for holding their eggs. The little crabs live in shallow, sandy environments like beaches and are often found washed ashore in wrack. Beach wrack eventually gets pushed high on shore because of the tides. When the tides go out, the grasses start to dry and die. Dying grasses bring all sorts of life to the beach. As the grasses die, fungi and other organisms attract tiny species like beetles, beach hoppers, ghost crabs and more. These small insects and crabs become food for shorebirds. Dunlin sandpipers and other shorebirds migrate thousands of miles a year and depend on wrack during their journey for food. Without wrack and the organisms that live in it, the birds can die.Not only can you find neat sea critters, shells, seeds and birds near beach wrack, but wrack is also the first stage in forming sand dunes. Sand dunes are natural barriers against wind and water, and prevent erosion. They form when wrack starts to collect blowing sand. As sand and other plant material collect in the wrack, the plant material can start to sprout and root. This continual process is how dunes form. So now you know that beach wrack isnt just icky seaweed that sits on the shore; it is a beautiful ecosystem important to the beach and beach life, as well as a place for unique finds and hours of curiosity. Have fun searching the wrack!As the grasses die, fungi and other organisms attract tiny insects like beetles, beach hoppers, ghost crabs and more. These small insects and crabs become food for shorebirds. FWC PHOTOS Not only can you find neat sea critters, shells, seeds and birds near beach wrack, but wrack is also the first stage in forming sand dunes. By %  essicsAdult Programs for August 9 15Southshore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Adult Writing Workshop Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics 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 required at either eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive. Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Elder Law Seminar This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. SouthShore Needle People Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners welcome.Southshore Regional Library

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AUGUST 9, 2012 19 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery American Legion, Riverview MEETINGS Legion Riders Legion General MEALS Breakfast DINNER EVENTS UMC advocates wellness for childrenThe Mobile Medical Clinic Mission of St. Josephs Hospital recently visited the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center to provide free well child care and immunizations for children. The MMC project began in 2004, with the goal of addressing the community-wide challenge of reduced immunization compliance among young children. The Health Ministry Team of the United Methodist Church focuses on providing health/wellness information and services for residents of South Hillsborough County. Calling all artists! Deadline approaches for neighborhood mini-grants South Bay Hospital honors employees

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GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. I had to face it. I just wasnt as good as Id thought I was, he said with a smile. So he went home and made a deal with his parents. He could stay at home but he had to put $15 a week on his mothers dresser to live there. Immediately, he got a job at the local aluminum foundry owned by Ed Hunike. I didnt know they held you a week behind, Vince said. At the end of the first week when I didnt get paid, I told him (Mr. Hunike) But you just dont know my Mama. I have to give her $15 today. I promised her I would. Vince said Hunike loaned him the $15 but never would take it back out of his pay. That was a really good man, Vince said. He never forgot what it meant to get a helping hand when he needed it, and said that throughout his life There were always people who reached down and pulled me up. Unwilling to resign himself to a life at the foundry, Vince applied forand got two jobs. He also registered for school. His parents wondered how he could keep up a schedule that would only permit him to be off from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. but somehow, he managed it. Id get up at 5 and deliver papers before going to school for six hours, he said. That was back when there were two daily editions, so after school, I would load up my route and deliver the afternoon edition before reporting to my second job, which was at the Tampa Shipyards. The shipyard shift ended around 1 a.m. Judys dad, Buster Allen, ran the shipyards. The two met and married youngin 1960 -and have since had three children, one son and two daughters, two of whom live in Florida and the other in Las Vegas. They also have two grandchildren. Finally, Vince had enough education from University of Tampa where he also got his Bachelors of Science); the University of South Florida, where he completed his requirements to teach; and Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. (where he obtained his Masters in Education). Then he had to save up enough money to get him through his internship as a full time teacher and coach at Robinson High School in Tampa. Internships are not paid jobs and are taken for experience only. He worked his way through teaching; coaching; three vice principal jobs; and then as principal of East Bay High School which has since named its stadium after him. Then, when Riverview High School was built, he was asked by the Board of Education to be the first principal. In that way, he could help shape its future goals. During all these years he has had way too many awards and honors to list in a news story. Some of the highlights are: being named Principal of the Year by the Hillsborough County Classroom Teachers Association for two consecutive years; being inducted into the Riverview and East Bay Hall(s) of Fame; developing and adapting a physical education program curriculum guide for the Florida Department of Education; and nowsince retirement from being an on-site principal, he works in a position training other principals and helping schools with parent/ teacher issues. He has hired and personally groomed nine teachers into the administration side of education, said Sharon Morris, who followed Vince as principal at EBHS. He knew how to hire the right people. Mr.(Bob) Heilman (principal at Riverview) was another of his picks. Stacy White, now a member of Hillsborough Countys School Vince Thompson earned a football scholarship to Florida State University in his senior year of high school (shown here) but says he didnt have the grades or football skills to continue past the first semester. Because of how hard he had to work after that, often working two jobs, while continuing his education through to a Masters degree seven years later, Vince has been quick to help both students and teachers attain their goals in any way he can. A career remembered: Vince Thompson%  Board, studied under Vince at EBHS. He was my high school principal, and what I remember best was how he walked up and down the halls and talked with the students. He kept them excited and proud of their school. This attitude extended across the Continued on next page New Chief at Reservation is the name of the story in the East Bay High School yearbook from 1985 when Vince took over as principal. Reference to the reservation is because East Bay has always been known as the Home of the Indians, a name carried by all its classes and teams.

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! board from principal to teacher to students. He was knowledgeable about everything. His reputation always precedes him. Judy agrees, recalling how his students loved him. He was always there for them but he held them to a high standard, she said. All through Vinces years of education, Judy worked, beginning her career as a radiological technologist in 1960. She then worked for an orthopedic surgeon and since her retirement has gotten involved in many volunteer services in the community.Without her support I could not have gone back to school, Vince said. In 1998, Vince stopped working as a principal at Riverview. Riverview held a grand party for him, and everyone assumed he would then retire. Jennifer (Jankowski) Connolly, who graduated in 1984 from EBHS and now works in the office there, said My Thompson is very caring and knowledgeable. He is very special to me. I am not surprised he is not retired. Both Vince and Sharon Morris work with other principals in the PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSVince and his wife Judy have been married for 52 years, have three grown children, one in Valrico, one in Miami, and the third in Las Vegas. They also have two grandchildren. Lifelong Ruskin residents Scott Buzbee and Mike Council are spearheading a petition drive to have a new school named after Vince Thompson. Looking through the yearbooks at Riverview High School, a story of The Grand X-It tells about how Vince influenced the beginnings of the school, students, teachers and many in administration. It was written as when retired from the school. Thompson Tampa School Board offices. Vince works part-time. But he was not only known in the community for his workrelated positions. Vince is also active in his church, St. John the Divine, has served on various boards and committees and helped with students at Vacation Bible School. Two boys whose fathers were good friends of Vince, Scott Buzbee, who graduated in 1993, and Mike Council, from the Class of 1990, talked about the fun the group would have when they went hunting. They also remember him as a family friend. He was always fun. It was good to know him as more than just the principal, Scott said. One of Vinces best friends, Ron Budd of Ruskin, got the two boys interested in a petition drive to get a new school named after Vince. I cant think of anybody who deserves it (to have a school named after him) more, Ron Budd said in a telephone interview Aug. 2. Vince is the real deal. To become involved or find out how to sign the petition, email Marita Johnson, administrative assistant to Hillsborough County Schools Area Director Chris Farkas, at marita.johnson@sdhc. k12.fl.us or call Farkas office at (813) 658-1970, Council said. SHOP, DINE & PLAY LOCALLY!!Look for local vendors and service businesses first. Its good for our neighbors and our communities. You can count on The Observer News to bring these advertisers to you!

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22 AUGUST 9, 2012 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 Area Places of Worship Ruskin Foursquare Church106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 email: ruskin4sq@yahoo.com N. Blanton (813) 309-3558 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 2 p.m. Sunday En Espaol A place where you are... EXPERIENCE JESUS THIS WEEKEND 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityALL ARE WELCOME! WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ...................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. ................. Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........ Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells)11:00 a.m. ..................................................... Bilingual 4:00 p.m. ......................................................... Casual Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Bookstore 633-8595 Expanding Services?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. d d d d d dArea Obituaries Roberta (Robbie) Andrews HendersonRoberta (Robbie) Andrews Henderson passed away Friday, July 27, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Andrew H. (Flash) Henderson. Born in 1919 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, to Robert Crawford and Bertha McClendon Andrews, she was graduated from Timmonsville High School and from Columbia College in Columbia, SC. Robbie met Flash in St. Simons Island, GA, where she was an elementary school teacher. He was stationed at the Brunswick, GA, Naval Air Station. Flashs naval air career allowed them to live in many places, including three very enjoyable years in Hawaii. After Flashs retirement, they built their island house on the golf course at St. Simons Island and spent very happy years there enjoying golfing with and entertaining their many wonderful friends. Survivors include a cousin, Georgia Mae Allen of Kinston, NC; nieces and nephews Arden Andrews McKenzie of Tallahassee, Fl; J. Thomas Donohoe (Judy) of Isle of Palms, SC; David M. Andrews (Sandy) and Cary M. Andrews (Liz) of Florence, SC; James H. Andrews, Jr, Richard D. Andrews (Sue), David H. Andrews, Jr (Stacie), and Davonne Andrews Polk (Dennis) of Lamar, SC; and Robbie Andrews DeLoach (Lauren) of Beaufort, SC. She is also survived by Flashs nieces and nephews Jane Edwards Pirani (Mark) of Marion, AR, Shelby Edwards, Jr. of Forest Hill, LA, Martha Lindsay Denninger (Bob) of Highland Village, TX, and Dan Ashford Lindsay (Charlotte) of Scaly Mountain, NC. There are many great nieces and nephews and several great-greats. She was preceded in death by a sister Dene Andrews Donohoe Munn, brothers: Robert Crawford Andrews, Jr, David Henry Andrews, James Harold Andrews, and by sister-in-law Martha Henderson Lindsay Edwards, as well as a niece Dorinda Dene Donohoe and two nephews: Robert Crawford Andrews, III and George Allen Andrews. A service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Fl, 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Joseph KingJoseph King, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away July 19, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired as owner of Florida Azalea Specialist in Wimauma. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael King and two brothers, Milton and Larry King. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Donna King; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Hercules; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Eleanor King and Jeff and Debra King; two continued at top of page Joseph King obituary continued sisters-in-law, Lillian King and Maxine King; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Carl A. LaMarCarl A. LaMar, 81, a 17 year resident of Sun City Center, FL passed away August 1, 2012. Carl was born on February 14, 1931 to Rose Fijal LaMar and Anthony LaMar. Carl was a long time resident of Danbury, CT from 1953 to 1994. He graduated from Bethel, CT High School in 1949. He received his BS and MA Degrees in 1953 and 1963 from Western Connecticut State University. He obtained his 6th year degree from Fairfield University of Connecticut in 1965 and took advanced administration classes at Fordham University, New York. Carls career in education started as a math teacher in Bethel, CT school system. He continued on as Director of state and federally funded programs and assistant superintendent of business in the Danbury public school system for 20 years. He served as assistant superintendent in the Wyandanch, NY schools from 1982 to 1987 and assistant superintendent in Windham, CT schools from 1987 to 1994 when he and his wife, Joan retired to Sun City Center, Fla. Some of Carls accomplishments include president of the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials and member of Phi Delta Kappa. Carl was a member of Caloosa Country Club and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Paul and Maybelle Weeks and his sister-in-law, Shirley McCarty. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joan Weeks LaMar; two daughters, Carol LaMar Dallas and her husband, Art Fisher and Deborah LaMar Gsell; four grandchildren, Matthew Dallas and his wife, Mary Beth, Stacey Dallas Zinn and her husband, Russell, Casey Gsell, and Greyson Gsell; four great grandchildren, Connor, Emma, and Taylor Dallas and Russell Zinn. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Fla. Inurnment will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carls name to the donors favorite charity. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.William Eugene McConnaugheyWilliam Eugene McConnaughey, 91, died peacefully at Sun City Center, Florida, on July 21, 2012. He was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, but spent most of his career in the Washington, D. C. area. As a Navy research chemical engineer, he was a pioneer in developing breathing systems for use on nuclear submarines and later on the Apollo spacecrafts. Bill also played a vital role in developing international standards for safe shipment of seagoing hazardous materials for the Coast Guard. He achieved the rank of Captain in the Naval Reserve. After retiring, he and his wife Eunice enjoyed life in Arizona for 14 years. He had a passion for the outdoors and hiking, and participated in many photography exhibitions with photos of his hikes in the mountains of Arizona. In 1992, he and Eunice moved to Sun City Center, Florida. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He was well-known for his ability to spread joy and build friendships everywhere he went. Bill was a loving and adored husband, a wonderful father, and a beloved grandfather and uncle. He is survived by Eunice his wife of 68 years, and by three sons and their spouses, Thomas, James (Rosemarie), Robert (Ashley), by grandchildren Richard, Hannah, and Haley, and nieces Pam, Gracie, Janie, and Pat. He will be greatly missed. A funeral service at Arlington Cemetery is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in his name to the Alzheimers Foundation of America. William Edward Weber Sr.William Edward Weber Sr.,75 of Sun City Center, went to be with the Lord July 27, 2012 at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Margaret Marge (Taber); son Wm Edward Jr. (Renee) and daughter, Desna V. Weber Oates (Tom); grandchildren, Alexandra Allie and Chase Weber; a brother, B.B. Weber Jr., all of Harford county Maryland. Ed was born in Baltimore, MD, October 13, 1936. He served in the US Army from 1955 1958. Following his military service, he attended University of Maryland and received his degree in 1963. He retired from Baltimore County Board of Education in Maryland. Ed and Marge moved to Sun City Center in October 2007. He was an avid golfer and loved a good round of golf and since coming to SCC, enjoyed playing softball. Ed will be missed by his many friends and relatives. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15

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AUGUST 9, 2012 23 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................. 9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .......................................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall between Services. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Reading Room ......................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaNew Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass ..................................................................... Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday .................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession ......................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. WE NOW OFFER 3 SERVICES:Saturday Night Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreSaturday Night Service Friday night at the moviesThe Sun City Center United Methodist church will again feature a great movie, The Pacifier at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. This is a movie that will make you laugh and make you want to cry. With all of the rain that we have been having, this movie is sure to lift your spirits, make you forget your troubles, and give you a good laugh. The Pacifier features Vin Diesel as Shane Wolfe; a tough Navy Seal that has controlled military missions throughout the whole world. However, Shanes next mission will be a little wilder than his usual missions as he attempts to control five, out of control, children whose father has been killed and whose mother has to finish the mission that her husband started for the government. Will the mother end up as the dad did or will there be a happy ending? The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the smell of coffee and popcorn whiffing through the air. Homemade cookies and other beverages will also be offered. To help with the cost of the cookies and drinks, a donation will be greatly appreciated.St. Anne Catholic Church Faith Formation 20122013 schedule announcedRegistration will be held on Sunday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St. Joachim Hall or visit the Par ish Office Monday through Thursday to register your family for the 2012-2013 year 106 11th Ave NE Ruskin. Classes Commence on Sunday, September 23 and all classes are held on Sundays. Elementary Faith Formation 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Middle School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. High School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. RCIA Adults, Children and Teens 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information call 813865-8222.Reverend Lee Miller named Assistant Rector at St. John the DivineSaint John the Divine Episcopal Church, with campuses in Sun City Center and Ruskin, has announced the selection of the Reverend Lee Miller as Assistant Rector to the Church. Miller, an Episcopal priest for over 30 years, started his journey in broadcasting; serving major mar ket television stations as a news and sports director, later anchoring his own syndicated program. He authored a bestselling book and recorded several programs in the field of motivation. Prior to seminary and entering the Episcopal priesthood, Miller worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In later years, he joined with the National Episcopal Church in developing and voicing radio/TV public ser vice announcements. He has also served on the National board of directors for LOGOS, a ministry that equips hundreds of churches in more than 20 denominations, with training and educational materials for youth. Previous congregations include parishes in Kentucky, Ohio and Florida. Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, Reverend Tracy Wilder, Rector, has two locations and serves residents of Ruskin, Sun City Center and the surrounding areas. All are welcome includ ing those who are simply looking for a place to worship, and those who would like to become more involved in church programs and ministries. Sunday services in Ruskin 705 9th Street SW are as follows: 9 a.m.: Contemporary Service oriented to families with children, 9:45 a.m: Sunday school, 11:15 a.m: Spanish Language Ser vice. Sunday services in Sun City Center 1015 Del Webb Blvd are as follows: 8 a.m.: Holy Eucha rist: Rite I, 11 a.m.: Holy Eucha rist: Rite II. For more information, call 813-633-3970 or visit www. StJohnDivine.com. Reverend Lee Miller.Balm Baptist celebrates new school yearBalm Baptist Church will be hosting a back to school time cel ebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday August 18 at 15109 Balm-Wimauma Road. There will be waterslides and games for the children as well as a school supply give away. The event is free for children in grades K-12. The church would like to provide free pizza and ice cream for children attending so call Teresa at 813-6413836, if you can. Let her know how many children you will be bringing so the church does not run out of food. Donations of school supplies and cash will be accepted from area residents and businesses in support of this event. To make a donation call Teresa or you may contact the office of David J. Brate Aluminum and Construction at 813-649-1599 for information on how you can help.Seminarian shares his story of religious persecution in VietnamDeacon Viet Vu Nguyen, currently a seminarian at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Boynton Beach, gave a talk on July 25 to members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church; where he spoke on the religious persecution his family has suffered at the hands of the Vietnamese government. In 2001, Deacon Viet, his brother and sister were imprisoned because they were relatives of Father Nguyen Van, an uncle who was already in prison and remains there still today. Released from prison in 2004, Deacon Viet and his siblings were able to come to the United States in 2005; thanks to intervention on their behalf by the U. S. Congress and the Department of State. Ordained to the deaconate in April of this year, Deacon Viet just completed his summer internship at Prince of Peace and returns to Seminary this fall, looking forward to his ordination to the priesthood in the summer of 2013.Deacon Viet and parishioners Jim Sullivan and Susan Torre. Share your churchs news. Submit press releasess and photos to News@Observernews.net

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24 AUGUST 9, 2012 O F F I C I A L P R I M A R Y B A L L O T / B O L E T A P R I M A R I A O F I C I A L D E M O C R A T I C P A R T Y / P A R T I D O D E M C R A T A H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. Glenn A. Burkett DEM Bill Nelson DEM U N I T E D S T A T E S S E N A T O R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R D E L O S E S T A D O S U N I D O S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 3 Mark Danish DEM Z. J. Hafeez DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Craig Latimer DEM Thomas Scott DEM S U P E R V I S O R O F E L E C T I O N S ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S U P E R V I S O R D E E L E C C I O N E S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) P A R T Y O F F I C E S O F I C I N A D E L O S P A R T I D O S F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 2 0 9 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 2 0 9 Howard F. Harris, Jr. DEM Jesse Meadow DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E M A N P R E C I N C T 2 0 9 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 2 0 9 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 6 3 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 6 3 3 Wesley Kent Bailey DEM William H. McBride, Jr. DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E M A N P R E C I N C T 6 3 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 6 3 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 3 2 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 3 2 5 Brenda Mobley DEM Molbert Scrivens DEM Jacquelyn Walker DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E W O M A N P R E C I N C T 3 2 5 ( V o t e F o r N o M o r e T h a n T w o ) M I E M B R A D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 3 2 5 ( V o t e P o r N o M s D e D o s ) F O R V O T E R S I N P R E C I N C T 6 5 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N P R E C I N T O 6 5 1 Melissa Cochran DEM Julie Ford DEM P R E C I N C T C O M M I T T E E W O M A N P R E C I N C T 6 5 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R A D E L C O M I T E D E L P R E C I N T O 6 5 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 3 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:15 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES O F F I C I A L N O N P A R T I S A N B A L L O T / B O L E T A O F I C I A L N O P A R T I D I S T A H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 1 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:10 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES O F F I C I A L P R I M A R Y B A L L O T / B O L E T A P R I M A R I A O F I C I A L R E P U B L I C A N P A R T Y / P A R T I D O R E P U B L I C A N O H I L L S B O R O U G H C O U N T Y F L O R I D A / C O N D A D O D E H I L L S B O R O U G H F L O R I D A A U G U S T 1 4 2 0 1 2 / 1 4 D E A G O S T O D E 2 0 1 2 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. -Use only a black pen. -If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. -If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. PARA VOTAR RELLENE TOTALMENTE EL VALO PRXIMO A SU SELECCIN. -Use solamente un bolgrafo negro. -Si usted comete un error, no dude en pedir una nueva boleta. -Si usted borra o realiza otras marcas, su voto puede no ser computado. V O T E B O T H S I D E S O F B A L L O T V O T E A M B O S L A D O S D E L A B O L E T A George LeMieux REP Connie Mack REP Mike McCalister REP Marielena Stuart REP Dave Weldon REP U N I T E D S T A T E S S E N A T O R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R D E L O S E S T A D O S U N I D O S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 4 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 4 Eddie Adams, Jr. REP Evelio "EJ" Otero REP R E P R E S E N T A T I V E I N C O N G R E S S D I S T R I C T 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E N C O N G R E S O D I S T R I T O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 7 Joe Arnold REP Tom Rooney REP R E P R E S E N T A T I V E I N C O N G R E S S D I S T R I C T 1 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E N C O N G R E S O D I S T R I T O 1 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 7 John Korsak REP John Legg REP Rob Wallace REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 1 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 1 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 2 Jeff Brandes REP James C. "Jim" Frishe REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 2 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 2 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 4 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 4 Rachel V. Burgin REP Tom Lee REP S T A T E S E N A T O R D I S T R I C T 2 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) S E N A D O R E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 2 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 7 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 7 Brian Hollands REP Jake Raburn REP S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 5 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 5 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 9 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 9 Michael "Mike" Floyd REP Ross Spano REP Betty Jo Tompkins REP Joe Wicker REP S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 5 9 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 5 9 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 6 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 6 1 Tatiana M. Denson DEM Betty Reed DEM S T A T E R E P R E S E N T A T I V E D I S T R I C T 6 1 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) R E P R E S E N T A N T E E S T A T A L D I S T R I T O 6 1 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Ronda Storms REP Rob Turner REP P R O P E R T Y A P P R A I S E R ( V o t e f o r O n e ) T A S A D O R D E B I E N E S R A I C E S ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 2 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 2 Sharon Calvert REP Victor Crist REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 2 U N I V E R S A L P R I M A R Y C O N T E S T ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 2 E L E C C I O N E S P R I M A R I A S U N I V E R S A L ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Margaret Iuculano REP Don Kruse REP B O A R D O F C O U N T Y C O M M I S S I O N E R S D I S T R I C T 6 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) C O M I S I O N A D O D E L C O N D A D O D I S T R I T O 6 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr. Mark R. Wolfe C I R C U I T J U D G E 1 3 T H C I R C U I T G R O U P 1 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L A C O R T E C I R C U I T O 1 3 G R U P O 1 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) John Grant Ann Ober C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Frances Maria Perrone Barbara Jean Twine Lanell Williams-Yulee C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 4 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 4 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) Nancy Jacobs Matt Lucas C O U N T Y C O U R T J U D G E G R O U P 1 2 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) J U E Z D E L C O N D A D O G R U P O 1 2 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 1 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 1 Eduardo "Eddy" Calcines Susan L. Valdes S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 1 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 1 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 3 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 3 Jack Lamb Cindy Stuart S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 3 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 3 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) F O R V O T E R S I N D I S T R I C T 5 P A R A V O T A N T E S E N D I S T R I T O 5 "Henry" J. Ballard, Jr. Doretha Wynn Edgecomb S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 5 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 5 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) "Joe" Jordan-Robinson Terry Kemple Carl Francis "Captain Carl" Kosierowski Carol W. Kurdell Robert McElheny Michael Weston S C H O O L B O A R D M E M B E R D I S T R I C T 7 ( V o t e f o r O n e ) M I E M B R O J U N T A D E E D U C A C I O N D I S T R I T O 7 ( V o t e p o r U n o ) FRONT Card 2 R p tPct 101-1010 "1010" Default FOR PROOF ONLY 07/06/12 11:55:12 SAMPLE BALLOT WITH ALL RACES Sample ballots for August 14 electionFlorida is a Closed Primary state, meaning only voters who are registered with a political party can vote for their partys candidate, but all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote for Judicial Candidates, School Board Candidates, and races where the only candidates have the same party affiliation (Hillsborough County Commissioner, District 2 and House District 61). There is a video at www.VoteHillsborough.org that explains more.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27AUGUST 9, 2012 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates A ve., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALES 312 ESTATE SALES Name: ____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper Up to 20 words$17.0030 for each additional word DEADLINE: Ad and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday for publication in that weeks edition. : ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 280 PETS 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONALHave You Fallen by the outdoor CA pool in Sun City Center? If so, please call Doug. at 813-634-3907 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate S old house, everything must go. 503 Lively Dr., SCC (off Pebble Beach S outh/ Chipper D r.) 9am-1pm. A ug 10 & 11 sale. 1913 E ast V iew, D rive., S CC. A ug. 10 & 11, 7:30am-2pm.Above The Rest 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 813633-5013. Like new queen Tempur Pedic bedroom set, sofas, end tables, wicker furniture, dinette sets & lamps. Yard sale. 4 families. Lots of clothes, & misc. Aug. 3, 4, 5 & 11, 12. Everything must go. 8am-5pm. 6126 Cliff A ve., Gibsonton Friday, 8am-1pm. Toys, clothes, adult diapers/ pull ups, movies, etc. 1501 North Lake Dr., SCC. No early birds G arage sale. 2206 N ew Bedford D r., S CC. F riday & S aturday, 8am-2pm. F urniture, rugs, deco accents, art, lamps & misc.312 ESTATE SALESFor a good buy THE CHAKRA CENTER Sun City Center, FL 33573 Psychic FairSaturday, August 1110 a.m.-3 p.m. E-Z-Go Golf Cart; Westinghouse Refrigerator; Furniture: Day Bed; Dining Room Table w/Chairs; King Bedroom Suite; Dinette Table W/chairs; Entertainment Center; Corner Curio Cabinets; Sofa w/Matching Love Seat; Wing Backed Chairs; Desks; Recliner; Liquor Cabinet w/Shelves; China and Hutch; Antique Marble Topped Table; Patio Furniture; Collectibles; Ladies Designer Clothing; Household; Kitchen & Misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 2132 Del Webb W., SCC Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Aug. 8, 10, 11 Mix & Match SaleBuy a pair of shorts get a top FREE BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterAugust 10 & 117:30 a.m.-2 p.m.1926 East View Dr. (Caloosa)Narrow street, please park on sale side only Western golf cart (new batteries); Paragon kiln; Yamaha baby grand; Roland digital piano; Lenox; Swarovski; Gardian cookware; records; sheet music and decorating decor; arts and craft supplies (stained glass, China painting, yarn, embroidery, greenware, doll kits); Christmas: (large trees, Santas, wreaths, hundreds of balls and decorations); all sizes dolls; cat decor; large copper tree of life; shells; orchids; patio decor; pipe furniture; large glass-top dining table, 6 chairs; small curio; sofa and love seat; 2 pink barrel chairs; 2 pink swivel rocker chairs; wicker couch; coffee and end tables; white couch and love seat; glass-top coffee and end tables; large oor size vases; queen bedroom suite; desk; Franklin Mint and Lena Lin ceramic butteries; grill.We have extended our hours because of the volume of this sale!508-0307 or 633-1173 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Drexel Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Drexel Buffet & Server, Drexel Queen Size Bedroom Set, Full Sz Bedroom Set, a Variety Of Coffee & End Tables, White Leather Loveseat & Sofa, Home Decor, Kitchenware, Small Drop Leaf Kitchen Table w/2 Chairs, Lamps, Silk Plants & Trees, Paintings, Sectional Sofa, Patio Set, Tools, And MORE!Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There! 1712 W. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 9 & 10 7a.m. noon 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience SOUTH BAY GOLD BUYERS & ESTATE SALES (813) 645-1723 Moving, divorce and death are said to be three of the most stressful occurrences that one experiences in life. These are the times that our services are truly needed. Moving and dealing with the accumulations of a lifetime can be a very daunting task. Our sta is trained to take care of each step of the process in a timely and ecient manner. Let us help you throughout the process. Let us be your shoulder to lean on.

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AUGUST 9, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 458 P ARTS & SER VICE REAL ESTATE500 TRANSPORTATION450 511 HOUSES FOR SALE PROF SER VICES650 SER VICES700 MARINE400 312 ESTATE SALES CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson ............................. 468-0288 Claire Tort ................................. 363-7250 Kay Pye .................................... 361-3672 Cathy Griggs ............................. 391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers ....................... 260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ................... 748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley ......................... 645-1540 LaRae Regis ............................... 633-8318 Joanie Cooper ........................... 480-2428 MEETS MANY NEEDS. Besides providing a very comfortable 3BR home, this property allows for extended family member(s) with an in-law suite, allows for storage of big toys in 25x30 metal outbuilding, allows for workshop. Nice deck, large trees, oversized lot, 2-car garage. All for just $135,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 INVEST, INHABIT OR BOTH. Can coordinate rental with part time residence when you buy this lovely 2BR/2BA Fairway Palms condo. Many upgrades and extras including replace, built in vacuum, built in storage, tiled kitchen and baths, full cabinetry in 1.5 car garage. Just steps to pool and clubhouse. $105,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M, well and septic. Two folio numbers. 165 FT. RIVERFRONT. $229,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! Very well maintained 3BR/2BA MH in gated waterfront community. Special features include: nice open oor plan with split bedrooms, extra large kitchen with tons of cabinets, wet bar, new insulated windows, new ooring and carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $82,000 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be too near your neighbors. 123 acres of Lake and 900 acres of wetlands to enjoy everyday. $94,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Waterview, boat ramp and dock for your use. Close to stores, interstate, churches. Cleared and ready to build! Duplex zoning! $42,500. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN WATERFRONT New on the market!!! Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3 bedroom pool home on the Ruskin Inlet. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac the property is complete with a concrete seawall and boat lift. Deep water and no bridges to Tampa Bay! $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NEW LISTING : Great (2006) 3BR/2BA mobile home on 1.12 ACRE LOT: This Ruskin property offers BR split plan, bright living area, open kitchen, and the lot is cleared. No HOA, not in a ood zone! $65,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 OTHER NEW RUSKIN LISTING : 2BR+ Den/2BA, doublewide home on acre lot : Large MBR and BA, walkin-closet, spacious L shaped dining/living-room leading to insulated Sun Room, inside utility-room, screened porch, carport and sheds. Roof is newer. $68,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT : Greatly kept, walk-in-closets in both BRs, bright open living-room, modern kitchen, large inside utility, enclosed lanai/den, and a large fabulous attached workshop at end of carport. Close to golf course. No HOA. $59,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1BA home on oversized lot. Ideal rst home or winter retreat. Clean, neat and cozy. Approximately 1300 square feet of living area. Asking $68,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. GREAT FAMILY HOME in desireable community within minutes to shopping, schools, churches, and restaurants. Almost 2,000 square feet of living area with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 car attached garage and a great screened pool and patio. Reasonably priced at only $159,900. Call Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469435 PARTS/SER VICESummer Special 10% off all parts & service now Lewis Ave., Gibsonton. 813-671BOAT (2628) 461 TRAVEL TRAILERS CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600Exp. 8/31/12 565 M.H. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 HAMPTON expanded in KP on golf course, extra screened lanai, carport........... $57,500 2BR/2BA in the KNOLLS (private pool), Furnished......................................... $57,500 SIERRA in Greenbriar, SCC........ $130,000 RENTALS 2BR/2BA, furnished, close to the clubhouse.................. from $650 per month CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN RUSKIN, including a beautiful acre lot with few oaks and nice house that could be a 5BR/2.5BA, or a 2BR+Den/2BA with 3 large attached ofces, 1/2BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, wood oors, replace, screen porch, 2-car-garage + carport, circular driveway, and desirable neighbor hood close to major hwy. and shopping. $199,000. VERY NICE 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: Large MBR and MBA, L shaped living-dining room, built-in-China cabinet, great enclosed glass addition, carport, utility shed. $49,900. NEWLY LISTED! Great newer 3BR/2BA Mobile-Home on 1.12 acre lot. Split BR plan, bright living/kitchen area, cathedral ceilings, inside utilityroom, laminate oors. No HOA, not in ood zone, close to shopping and hospital. $65,900. 611 HOUSES FOR RENTRuskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813649-1599 3br/2ba house. Apollo Beach, completely remodeled, fenced yard, no pets. 813-849-1469 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374612 AP ARTMENTS FOR RENTVery clean 2br/1ba apt. with washer/ dryer hookup. Includes water & mowing. $625 monthly plus deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896613 CONDOS FOR RENT1br/1.5ba. Kings Point, 55+, no pets. Includes water, cable, clubhouse activities. Unfurnished. $650 monthly plus deposit plus electric. (1yr lease) 813802-8663 or 813-817-0706 613 CONDOS FOR RENT 614 DUPLEX FOR RENTDuplex for rent. 2br/1ba in Gulf City. Yards from Tampa Bay. Free use of boat ramp across the street. Backyard patio. Just $635 monthly 330-466-8136620 ROOMS FOR RENTRoommate wanted: 2br/2ba. $250 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Ruskin area. 813-732-2086 630 M.H. RENTALSRuskin 1br/1ba mobile home on quiet included. No smoking, no pets. Best suited for single person or couple. References needed. Rent $175 weekly plus $400 deposit. 813-363-6001For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus secuin Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. $550 monthly plus $350 deposit. Close to boat ramp. Call 813-645-8885, Ruskin645 OFFICE SP ACE 646 WAREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADUL T/ CHILD CARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 685 MUSIC INSTRUCTION Call for information 813-230-9400 or 813-340-1115 Wimauma, Sun City Center, Riverview & Ruskin. 704 JUNK REMOVALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full cleanDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-6455273, leave message.708 MOVERS house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LA WN CAREB&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 www.observernews.net Find what you need KINGS POINT CONDOFOR RENT Two bedrooms, two full baths, washer/dryer, all appliances, fully furnished or use your furniture. Located in Cambridge. Walking distance to Clubhouse. All amenities included, cable TV, water, trash collection. Annual rental $850 per month.Call for appointment (813) 625-9642 Motivated Seller 5th Wheel camper Fifth Avenue by Thor, 2002, 31 ft., center kitchen, rear living room, 2 recliners, picture window, queen sized bed, large front bedroom, closet. Great condition. Must see to appreciate.813-333-8986 or 813-967-7288 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING

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AUGUST 9, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY PAPERS OF FLORIDA (CPF STATEWIDES) CPF STATEWIDES CPF STATEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEES! Become a Microsoft ADOPTION ADOPTION CASH FOR CARS! SURROGATE MOMS NEEDED! SURROGATE NEEDED #1 MALE ENHANCEMENT! ADOPTI O N 888-812-3678 All Expenses Paid. Choose a L oving, F inancially S ecure family for your dential. Attorney Amy Hickman. (FL Lic. #832340) & Associates ROOF REPAIRS ROOF OVERS Mobile Home Roof Specialist & Flat Roof. F ree I nsurance I nspections. L ic/ I ns CCC1327406. A ll F lorida W eatherproofing & Construction. 1-877-572-1019 com 710 LAWN CAREBills Lawn Service S & L Lawn Mower Repair Terrys Lawn Service 715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGPittman Trucking & Tractor Myers Trucking 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Call 813-649-1418 New Guy On the Block Expert Handyman Handyman Custom Carpentry 740 MISC. SERVICESIn Your Home Pet Care Seawall Repairs Hate that Wallpaper? 820 CLERICALReceptionist Needed m870 GENERAL Experienced 880 PART-TIME 890 JOBS W ANTED TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper Clear out the clutter with an Observer News garage sale.Place your ad in the Observer News classified section and we'll list it free on our Web site AND give you two free garage sale signs to display. Call Beverly today 645-3111.Call 813-645-3111 to place your ad today. Visit us at ObserverNews.com

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30 AUGUST 9, 2012 813-642-6182 Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022P. MEMBER WEST F L ORI DA Ruskin & Sun City Cente r Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFIN G and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofin g No job too big or too small!SER VING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMA TES (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevar d Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SP AS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST N.W R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & C ommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling F ans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimat e(813) 671-7870Rober t GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL Lic. #RC29027076 F F E (813) 419-4165787-9047Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) 787-9047 $10 OFF $10 OFF COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! RONALD BUDDFlorida State Certied General ContractorLicense #CBC1251144call (813) 478-3629fax (813) 645-1999EmailRBudd36@yahoo.com Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. LOOKING FOR STORAGE?Big Bend Storage AC REPAIR/SALESA COMMERCIAL PRINTINGC HANDYMAN*H PLUMBINGP STORAGES ATTORNEYA BAIL BONDSB FLOORINGF PLUMBINGP PAINTINGP ELECTRICIANE KENNELSK ROOFINGR WINDOW FILMW WINDOW CLEANINGW CONTRACTORC How do I get my ad in the ?Its easy... Just call The Observer News ofce at813-645-3111and ask for a sales representative. Ads are sold by the column inch and must publish for a 4 week minimum. CALL TODAY!

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32 AUGUST 9, 2012New school opens in RiverviewOn August 1 Kids Community College hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the schools new location at 10030 Mathog Road in Riverview. Kids Community College Riverview Charter School is a tuition-free, non-profit organization. The new, 50,000 square foot, 4.5 acre campus offers oversized classrooms with smart boards, a 3,600 s.f. cafetorium and performing arts (including music, drama, dance and voice), science and technology labs, the new campus remains true to the Kids Community College mission of individualized attention by relegating its total campus student population to only 636 students in grades pre-K through 8. For more information visit the website at www.kidscc.org.PHOTOS COURTESY OF HHUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRApPHY The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure By Dana Dittmar Often in this column I discuss how businesses can offer unsurpassable customer service. But as we all know, there are two sides to every situation. The business may be responsible for treating the customer as well as possible, but customers have a responsibility to be good customers as well. Here are a few of my pet peeves of awful customership. We have all seen these scenarios play out somewhere in the South Shore area. The number one peeve on my list are folks who run a food server ragged with multiple requests, complaints, or questions, and then leave a 50 cent tip on a $15 tab. Decent service deserves a twenty percent tip. When you leave less, you are telling the server they didnt do a good job. When you are in the grocery store (or any store) and change your mind about purchasing an item, please put it back where you found it. Frozen entrees do not belong next to the peanut butter! If you have trouble getting around and it truly is a difficulty for you to walk back to the other end of the store, give the unwanted item to the clerk at the counter so she can have someone return it to the refrigerated section. Likewise, if you knock a blouse off of its hanger or a can off the shelf, return it to where it belongs. When you see something advertised in the paper, its a good idea to bring the printed ad with you (or at least write down the item number) to speed things up and avoid confusion about the price. Please dont take a full shopping cart into the Items or Less lane. These lanes are designed to be express lanes for those shoppers who have just a few items. (If you do this, be prepared to be redirected.) The other day, I was behind a man who not only had a full cart, but had a handful of coupons to boot. As if this wasnt inconsiderate enough, he argued about the price of everything as it rang up. If you happen to be in line behind someone who broke this rule, be patient. Stomping feet, groaning, and foul language wont make the line move any faster. I know the economy is rough and we all need every dollar we can get. But having the cashier call for a price check on an item for only a 5 cent difference wont make or break you. But it might just tick-off the cashier and the people behind you. Please be kind to the cashiers and people who wait on you. Even if you think they are complete imbeciles, smile and be polite. Getting angry at them only frustrates them more and embarrasses them in front of other customers. No one deserves that. Chances are, they are very good at their jobs and are just having an off day. If you treat them with respect, they will go out of their way to be good to you. And finally, dont take things that dont belong to you. You may think the store can afford a little shoplifting, but at the end of the day, the cost of that loss is passed down to your fellow shoppers. So wear comfortable shoes, put a smile on your face, and enjoy being the best customer the store has all day. Happy shopping!Customers have a responsibility too