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The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of LABOR DAY www.ObserverNews.netAugust 30, 2012 Volume 56 Number 32OBSERVER NEWSTHE PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Prep football kicks off seasonMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOPrep football kicked off in Hillsborough County with pre-season games held on August 24. Above, Riverview High School Sharks running back Lasander Washington takes to the air to beat a tackle. See more photos of the matchup between Riverview and Wharton on page 2 along with other local scores. Dreams come true in Dry CreekBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe actor was ready, the lights and camera were in place and all that was left was for the ambient daylight to reach the directors desired level of darkness. Les McDowell crouched over and said, Lets say a quick prayer. McDowell does not claim to be an overly religious man, but hes learning. Little by little, in a place that he built, good things are happening and dreams are coming true. He doesnt claim the credit for that to McDowell something else is in play, something bigger. Im not going to preach or anything, he said. In todays crazy world, the only time we make eye contact with each other is when were driving 60 miles per hour down the road. People dont take the time anymore. He would like to do a little something to change that. gig on a country radio station in Tampa. For some people in middle age that could begin a downward spiral. McDowell dove into cowboy poetry, a passion of his, and soon began sharing it via Facebook. Before long, he was uploading videos to YouTube, the videos needed backdrops and soon enough, a 1880s town was taking shape on his property near Parrish. Dry Creek was born.See DRY CREEK, page 11mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSound recordist Mike Barnitt holds a boom only inches out of the cameras view during filming. The lights simulated lightning. AB channel dredging delayed, but on courseBy MEELODY JAAMEESONN%  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Most magnificent efforts are challenged by multiple setbacks. Its the stuff of which good fiction is made. Probably because its also a reality of life. A good case in point is the current channel dredging endeavor here. Finally, after years of presentations, communications, planning and piecing together, a major obstacle has been overcome. The big bucks needed to undertake the community benefit project have been accumulated. The campaign that began with a $50,000 donation from Tampa Electric Company topped out last week with a $50,000 contribution from Mosaic, bringing the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Groups underwriting kitty to $175,000. Cleaning years of settling silt from the channels that all AB boaters must use motoring or sailing to and from Tampa Bay surely was so close the clatter of the dredge working its way up the South Channel could be, well, heard clearly in imagination. Just one small problem, though; well, maybe three vexing little but still surmountable challenges. Call it a matter of timing or, put another way, chalk it up to manatees, permits and bathymetric study results. No matter how its parsed, the bottom line is the same. Given the hurdles, it would be just insane to try to push ahead with actual dredging this fall, Len Berkstresser said this week. Berkstresser, a business development director in the University of South Floridas huge Health education division, See AB DREDGING, page 13New plaza to feature variety of restaurantsBy PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER%  penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Vic Abouli doesnt want to have any sitdown restaurant in his new gas station and convenience store being built at 6411 and 6413 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview, just south of Bloomingdale. Thats because he intends for his new plaza called Victory Lane to host a plethora of choices of foods. The owner of the land and plaza, Abuoli has already locked in a Zekos Mediterranean Grill which specializes in Greek foods of all kinds, especially various kinds of kabobs, Gyros, Greek salads and wings. Now the closest Zekos are in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Abouli says bringing Mediterranean flavor to Riverview makes sense because of the changing demographics. This has become a real place for families, instead of somewhere to pass through to go to Tampa and Brandon, he said. This came on the heels of an announcement that Riverview had made No. 65 on the CNN Money Magazines list of 100 best places to live in the U.S. but Abouli said he already knew Riverview was on its way up and his plans were well in place before that announcement was made. He is now seeking to add an ice cream shop and a pizzeria to his list of prospective tenants. I dont want to offer restaurant type food (in his convenience store like some other convenience stores) because that would compete with my tenants, he explained. His convenience store will, however, have coolers stocked with drinks, sandwiches and other things normally found in such stores. Also in the works are negotiations with a pharmacy, a tanning parlor and a nail salon, he said. He hopes to also attract a See NEW PLAZA, page 2 MELODY JAmMESON PHOTO A large replica of the large Mosaic donation to the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Groups channel dredging project was excitedly displayed by representatives of both organizations during a recent presentation at Circles Restaurant. Sharing the moment were, left to right, Aixa Moore, ABWIG board member; Ron Kobosky, Mosaic plant operations manager in Gibsonton; Earlene Reid, ABWIG board member; Len Berkstresser, ABWIG president; Larry Simpson, plant manager for Mosaic in Gibsonton; Steven Alvarez, ABWIG board member, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, who has assisted the group as a liaison with county departments. Berkstresser credited the Mosaic contribution with putting the fund raising campaign over the top.

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2 AUGUST 30, 2012 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW lifes best. one place. Kings Point Renaissance cell phone store. His plaza has a total of 11,000 square feet and spaces are divided into 1,200-square-foot sections so that tenants can rent one, two or three spaces to get the amount they require. Im looking to finish up in November and have the first move-ins then, he said, showing me around the inside of his nearly-completed convenience store. He said he can put up inside walls in places needed by specific tenants if they rent more than one space. Victory Lane is a multi-million dollar project, he said, and it is not his first. The South County resident of 21 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOVictory Lane is a new plaza being built at 6411 and 6413 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview, just south of Bloomingdale. The owner is building a gas station and convenience store and plans to have several choices of restaurants as well as other businesses as tenants.years, originally from California, has deep roots in the community. He and his wife and four children live in Gibsonton and he already owns and operates seven Mobil and BP gas stations in Brandon and has his main offices for Victory Oil in Tampa where he owns another three gas stations as well. He admits the name Victory was chosen because of his nameVictor, although he is locally known only as Vic. To find out more about this plaza or to lease space prior to opening, contact leasing agents Raquel or Jane at Levin Investments in Tampa at (813) 832-5500.New plaza in Riverview%  The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAYDeadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads. ..............................4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 31 Display ads. ................................11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 31 News Releases. ........................4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 30 Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 Prep football kicked off with pre-season August 24. In local action, Riverview fell to Wharton 35-9, Brandon beat Blake 20-6, Spoto lost to Alonso 31-6, East Bay pounded Chamberlain 55-20, Bloomingdale fell to Durant 34-17, and Lennard tackled Leto 33-13. At right, a Sharks cheerleader takes to the air; below, Sharks quarterback Chase Freeman sets up to pass.MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTOS

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AUGUST 30, 2012 3 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 9/13/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39FREE* FREE* %  penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW All this week, through Friday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., officials from the local Freds Southern Kitchen chain will be interviewing for 80 full and part-time jobs that will be needed to operate its new Riverview location. Well be hiring about 80 people for a mix of full and part-time jobs, said Fred Johnson, one of the family that founded and still operates the 50-year-old chain. They arent just taking applications. Theyre personally interviewing those who show up at the River of Life Christian Center, 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, said spokeswoman Lauren Elmhorst. Elmhorst is spokeswoman for all four of the existing Freds Southern Kitchens, which currently operate in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven and Plant City. The chain plans to open on the southwest corner of Krycul Avenue and U.S. 301 in mid-September, she said. John Turner, a Riverview resident born in Tampa who has lived in this area all his life, is the owner of the property, which has been home to bars since 1960. The last bar to operate there was called Fubars. I was approached by at least 30 businesses that wanted the location after Fubars closed, Turner said. But I said no. And since then, I have been thanked at least 500 times for bringing in something that will be good for the quality of life in Riverview. Turner is so committed to the project that he is paying for a million-dollar renovation of the property, inside and out. Freds Southern Kitchen has a different take on Southern cooking, which usually means a lot of frying, fatback and grease, Fred Johnson said. I like to say our kind of cooking killed my daddy, Johnson joked. You see, Daddy died at 95. He ate healthy and worked hard and lived life to the fullest. His eating habits were a good part of the reason for his long life. The dishes at Freds are cooked in healthy ways, he continued. Our motto is Eat Better, Love Life, Live Longer, and thats what my daddy did. Freds dad Elton and his mom, Evelyn, started the chain with a gas station and selling sandwiches on the side in Plant City in 1954. Before long, their business became a restaurant known for down-home cooking in a healthy way. In 1998, Eltons son Fred and his wife Tammy continued the family tradition when they opened Freds Market. This gave them access to the State Farmers Market and therefore year-round access to the best fresh fruits and vegetables. Then, in 2003, the pair decided to bring back Eltons old favorite barbeque. Now a third generation of Johnsons is managing the barbecue portion of the business. Freds oldest son Owen took over that challenge. Another of Freds sons, also named Fred, will be the on-site assistant manager at the new Riverview restaurant. Its general manager will be Vicki Sharer. Some of these family recipes are more than 50 years old, Fred Sr. said. Besides barbecue, one of the best family specialties is sweet potato souffl. The restaurant will seat 100 people at a time and have dinner specials for children as low as $1.99. The website, www. fredssouthernkitchen.com names many other specialties, and prices as well. Were looking forward to bringing traditional southern dining to Riverview and will be looking to better the community in any way we can, Fred Sr. said. It is an amazing place to live. He said he has always known that. It is just now that Riverview has been named 65th in Best Places to Live in the U.S. that others are finding it out. Fred Sr. was referring to the recent article in CNNs Money Magazine. Staff asks that to find out more visit the website or show up at the mass hiring instead of trying to call.Huge renovation converts former tavern into family restaurantPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe corner of Krycul Avenue and U.S. 301 in Riverview has been home to bars since 1960 and its owner, John Turner, felt it was time for a change. Turner is doing a million-dollar renovation that will allow a Freds Southern Kitchen to open there in mid-September. Freds Southern Kitchen is a local chain that currently has four other restaurants, and is based in Plant City. Interviewing for 80 jobs going on now South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 3 5p.m. Blue Plate Special, Menu: Build your own hamburger, baked beans, homemade potato chips, and dessert for $7, only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, September 17 5p.m. Blue Plate Special, Menu: Kielbasa w/kraut, potatoes, and dessert 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.

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4 AUGUST 30, 2012 STORE WIDE THROUGH MONDAY 9/3 S ECT IONALS SOFAS C HAIRS S LEEPERS R ECLINERS A CCESSOR IES DESIG NERRUGSIN BUSINESS YEARS! NoInterestuntil APRIL 2013 ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 941-926-3500Just south of Clark Road Buy 1 Item at our Sale Price and Get 2nd Item 1/2 Off(second item of equal or lesser value) 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows By William Hodges 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 Positive Talk: Learning to networkRuskin Branch LibraryAdult program/event highlightsAccording to most recent statistics, 25 percent of Americans are continually moving from one place to another, leaving old friends, neighborhoods and jobs. Another large part of our population is aging and finding names in their address books in the newspapers obituary section. In both instances, it is important for future well-being that time be dedicated to making new friends through networking. Networking is a process through which we expand our circle of acquaintances and develop within that circle a core group we call friends. Here are some important steps to help you become a good networker. 1. Take stock of yourself. Who are you and what do you like to do? Look in the mirror. Are you someone you would like to get to know? Will your appearance attract the kind of people you would like to be able to call friend? What are your interests and hobbies? What places can you visit where you will find like-minded people? For instance, many people enjoy Bingo, but if you dont, thats probably not the place for you to meet new friends. 2. Be proud and enthusiastic about yourself. Like draws like. If you think poorly of yourself, you will draw people who think poorly of you. Be proud of who you are and do not sell yourself short. This does not mean you should be a braggart, but rather that you should speak kindly of yourself and showcase your talents in their best light. Remember, you are a pearl of great price. 3. Become a seeker. Expand your interests. Look for new and exciting things to do that you enjoy. Read and increase your knowledge so you can become a good conversationalist. The broader your information base, the more interesting you will be to others. Try to read one best-selling book each month. It is amazing how much fun it is to learn both history and technology when you are spoon-fed by authors like Michael Creighton and Tom Clancy. 4. Give of yourself. Every community has a variety of volunteer positions that must be filled. If you enjoy being outdoors, volunteer your time to work with a garden club to beautify our parks. All of our hospitals need volunteers, as do schools and other community organizations. The wonderful thing about networking in volunteer groups is that the quality of friends you make in this type of environment will be high. You can count on people who give of themselves. 5. Set goals for contacts. Its amazing how the days go by, turning into weeks, and then into months and years. It is so easy to say, No need to hurry. Challenge yourself to take the first step. Set a date on which you will join or take part in some activity. Most clubs meet either weekly, biweekly or monthly. Find something that interests you and mark your calendar to attend one of their functions. 6. Build on your relationships. Be willing to write letters, make phone calls, and anything else necessary to maintain contact with the people you meet. Its sad to lose a friend because they die, but even sadder to lose a friend because we failed to walk across the street. Relationships are like a gardenthey must be tended and cared for if you expect them to blossom. It will always be your choice whether you are surrounded by friends or sitting alone. The difference will be directly proportional to the amount of effort you are willing to invest in the fine art of networking. Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged p.m. If you have used Office 2002 or 2003, you will notice differences in the layout of the Office 2010 screens. p.m. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit the website at riverviewmooselodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests.UPCOMING EVENTSdDinners available: fixins 5 to 7 p.m. Chili, cheese, onions, relish, etc. to 7 p.m. Lindas famous liver n onions. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Th night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m. shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them.Riverview Moose activitiesThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAYDeadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads. ...........4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 31 Display ads. .............11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 31 News Releases. ....4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 30Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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AUGUST 30, 2012 5 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 30 September 5Family Story Time Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 3 All Libraries will be closed Toddler Time Story Time Baby Time Rec2Six offers fun, fitness and adventure for children K-5Summer break is over, but dont let the excitement end there! Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers afternoons full of fun, fitness and adventure for children K-5 through its Rec2Six program. Rec2Six is open Monday Friday from 26 p.m. at 10 recreation centers throughout Hillsborough County. The weekly rate is $38, and reduced rates of $30 and $20 per week are available with a current school reduced or free lunch letter. Rec2Six joins Americas movement to raise a healthier generation of kids by encouraging healthy lifestylechoices through physical activity and nutrition education. The program also provides seasonal sports, fitness activities, art programs, and special activities. Registration for a local Rec2Six program is now open weekdays from 2 6 p.m. at these centers: For more information, contact one of the above centers, or visit www.rec2six.org.Free Programs offered at your local libraryDisco Magic at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 10 at the Riverview Get down and funky for free with magician Greg Gaulden as he combines disco music with illusions and magic. For children ages 5 to 12 years. Funded by the Friends of the RivScrapbooking Create awesome scrapbook page layouts for free using fast and fun techniques with the latest Stampin Up! products. All materials will be provided. For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Ask Me The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of not endorse the presenter(s). For more information about this and other free programs @ your liBrandon Sports & Aquatic Center offers prenatal water aerobicsDue to the fact that exercise during pregnancy is extremely important not only for staying toned and in shape but for a much more efsponsoring free prenatal water ter aerobics program is under the and is available every Tuesday and The prenatal water aerobics program is focused on using the resistance of the water without the impact of regular aerobics. There is a decreased risk of overexertion, overheating, and loss of balance. The feeling of weightlessness that the water brings helps increase flexibility to move in ways momsto-be are unable to on land. Also reduced is the stress on joints, muscles, and the infant. A new pool ramp is now available for the ease and convenience of entering and exiting the pool. For more information and to register for the classes call Theresa Hickie, Aquatics Director, at 813Family Resource Center announces events place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier event is at no cost to the participant. Grandparents Day Celebrations: Friday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. FRC) will be hosting a Grandparents Day Celebration this September. how much they mean to children and the families in the community. Healthy Eating and Cooking Class (ages 16+): Monday, Sept. 20, Childrens Advocacy Center, this class aims to educate participants on how to eat healthy on a budget. There is no charge for this event, however, registration is required. I Can Eat A Rainbow (ages 3-5): Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. drens Advocacy Center, this is a fun, hands-on activity for parents and their pre-school aged children. Come ready to learn how healthy foods, nutrition, and eating habits can be a family affair. CPR/First Aid Certification Class to 4:30 p.m. These certification classes are taught by professional instrucparticipants learn how to handle many emergencies such as bleeding, class participants learn to perform CPR and choking rescue techniques on infants, children and adults. There is no charge to attend, however, Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. For more information call 813-641-5600.Danielle Proctor graduates from SCADDanielle Proctor of Riverview recently graduated from the Savannah sign.Rebecca Crabb graduates from Berklee College of Music with bachelor of music degrees or professional diplomas. Female graduates numbered 280, representing 31 percent of the total class-the largup 34 percent of the class. Guitar, voice and piano were the three most common means of musical expression among students of the graduating class.Letter to the Editor Back to school food With the new school year just around the corner, parents attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches. ingly, its own surveys indicate that children consume excessive amounts of animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Gradually, the tide is turning. The new USDA school lunch guidelines, mandated by President Obamas Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, require doubling the servings of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast. Still, food lobbyists have prevailed on Congress to count pizza and French fries as vegetables, and fatty mystery meats and sugary dairy drinks abound. Parents and students should consider healthy school lunch as a work in progress and insist on healthful plant-based school meals, snacks, and vending machine items. Guidance is available at www.fns.usda.gov/ cnd, www.healthyschoollunches.org, and www.vrg.org/family. Rex Cover RuskinACT Test Date and LocationsOctober 27 (registration deadline September 21) $50.50 or $35 without writing exam, late registration is an additional $22.SAT Test Date and LocationsOctober 6 (registration deadline September 7) Find us on the Webwww.ObserverNews.net

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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 Fitness One America visits local elementary schools Members of the Fitness One America team visiting the students at Summerfield Crossing.The goal of Fitness One America is to help support and aid in publicizing Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign in the effort to eliminate the Obesity problem which now confronts our nation. Childhood Obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 61 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period. According to the CDC, obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a populationbased sample of 5 to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Military leaders tell us that a high percent of rejections is because of obesity. The Fitness One America Team has previously appeared at 18 elementary schools in Hillsborough county and addressed more than 1000 children. The program is initiated with a 15 minute fitness talk by Fitness One American Chairman Sol Fried, age 91, who urges the children to take home a copy of his remarks so that the adults may cooperate in helping to avoid obesity. He is then followed by vicechairman, Dr. Jim Miller, age 84. Dr. Miller is a skilled raconteur and spends about 10 minutes telling a pertinent story to the children. Steven Attles or Kelly Emerson spend about 10 minutes leading the children in a few exercises to demonstrate how they can help prevent obesity. A short video is presented showing Sun City Centers seniors engaging in various athletic activities. After the video, the program is completed with Sol Frieds swing dancing with senior ladies Jan Cline or Dorothy Zander to emphasize that dancing can be an important part of any exercise program. For more information call Sol Fried, Chairman, 813-634-7692 or email sfried25@tampabay.rr.com.Vintage wedding gowns highlight meetThe Brandon/East Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet Wed., Sept. 5 at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 East Sadie Street, Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. Leigh Anne Brown will present a walk through history and fashion with a display of vintage wedding gowns. Newcomers always welcome. For information call Darlene Youmans at 671-8852.Letter to the EditorI urge you to support H.R. 5977Dear Editor: I highly urge all my fellow numismatists to support H.R. 5977 which amends the Hobby Protection Act of 1973 to include the sale of counterfeit coins. It is my understanding that this legislation would provide needed teeth to the Hobby Protection Act by adding language clearly and specifically targeting manufacturers, importers, or sellers of counterfeit items. I believe the influx of replica coins manufactured in China have brought the issue back in the spotlight. Basically, HR 5977 expands the 1973 Act beyond distribution to sales and marketing. I believe this will help stop the sales of counterfeit coins and slabs we quite often see on the internet and other places. Please ask your Congressman to support H.R. 5977 which was introduced on June 20 by Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas. H.R. 5977 has been referred to committee. In order to become law, it must be passed by the House of Representatives, the Senate and signed by the President. JR Rose Sun City Center The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAY

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AUGUST 30, 2012 7 New land uses in SCC engage residents By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Two substantial parcels of open land and their potential uses today top the list of key interests for both Community Association leaders and members here. One is 5.23 acres sliced from the former driving range of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course and formally donated to the association last week by ClubLink Corporation, owner of the communitys courses. A new use of the small acreage has not yet been specified. The second is about 37 acres of raw land in a natural state on the communitys western edge, long a legal but unused part of it and now envisioned as a low impact recreational area for residents. Months in the making, the golf course donation was formalized August 21 with execution of an agreement by both CA and ClubLink managers that turned over about five and a quarter acres immediately north of the Atrium and fitness center complex on the Central Campus. ClubLink valued the five-acre parcel at about $100,000, noted Ed Barnes, SCC CA President, as he discussed the transaction following the closing. The sprawling former golf course, first of seven that eventually would be constructed in the retirement center as it grew to encompass the north and south sides of Sun City Center as well as Kings Point, was closed by former developer WCI Communities several years ago. Acquired as fallow land by ClubLink from WCI as part of a package deal when the former developer was sinking into bankruptcy, the old North Course has remained closed as a recreational facility under ClubLink ownership, its contoured, grassy acreage not yet put to any other uses. More than 400 homes surround the former course. In exchange for the five-plus acres, CA directors agreed to a few adjustments to the 1984 Agreement, a governing document drafted more than 25 years ago that bound both then and succeeding developers as well as then and subsequent CA leaderships. The contractual arrangement, which has been modified by mutual assent of the parties over the years, provided earlier CA boards with funds through periodic Letters of Credit as well as certain considerations while protecting some developer interests. Among the recent modifications is relinquishing by the CA of a right of first refusal in connection with any proposed sale of the North Course acreage. Since first proposed months ago, this concession in particular has been opposed by some CA members who have asserted it could place the community especially the surrounding North Course homeowners at risk of loss and that the right of refusal has calculable monetary value. Barnes, however, has pointed out repeatedly that CA members have not been willing to exercise the right in the past and he has consistently maintained that forfeiture of the right in no way precludes a CA purchase offer for the course acreage if it were to be put up for sale by ClubLink. As for use of the five-plus acres, CA directors are emphasizing this is a question to be answered by the membership. It is hoped that an impartial but extensive survey of CA members currently underway will clarify their priorities, Director Martin Hurwitz said this week, including their recommendations for use of that land. The CA board turned to a business consultant and University of Tampa marketing research professor last spring to conduct focus groups in the community and then survey the entire membership this summer in order to determine residents concepts for the community as its second half century opens. Dr. Erika Matulichs report based on information obtained entirely outside the purview of the CA leadership is to be presented October 4 during a 7 PM town hall session in Community Hall. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing in conjunction with the 37-acre parcel west of Del Webb Boulevard West, Hurwitz said. The land, part of the original community master plan and located due west of North Lake, has not been utilized and has not been accessible, partially because of a 20-foot right-of-way strip owned by Hillsborough County, he added. Another consideration is two building lots also in the way of ingress or egress and known as Tract D. Legal ownership of the two lots was clouded when Pulte Homes acquired the Del Webb development interests, after Del Webb, Sun City Centers first developer, sold remaining portions of the undeveloped community to its second developer, the director noted. Both obstacles to access, however, are being addressed by attorneys, Hurwitz said, with the county agreeing to provide an easement across the strip it holds and the ownership issue close to being successfully unraveled. Once verifying documentation is in hand, Hurwitz said construction can begin on a driveway west from Del Webb West into the acreage, opposite a point between Seton Hall and Vincennes Drives. The CA board foresees the site kept in a somewhat natural state but with added walking paths, perhaps designated picnic areas and maybe even an archery range, he added. However the site is utilized, Hurwitz emphasized the uses would be low impact. The intent, he indicated, is creating a residents retreat complementary to the West Campus a short distance to the south where the Tillers and Toilers maintain agricultural plots and access is available for the Nature Trail that leads to the Audubon birders shelter. Barring unforeseen complications, he suggested the project could be well underway before end of the year, about the same time residents are making clear their choices for best use of five acres of former golf course. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPHOTO COURTESY OF SCCSCC CCATo symbolize turnover of about five acres from the dormant North Lakes Golf Course owned by ClubLink Corporation to the Sun City Center Community Association, representatives of both groups ceremoniously cut a ribbon on the property last week. Taking part, left to right, were: Howie Griffin, CA director; Sam Sudman, CA director; Robert Visentin, ClubLink president; Ed Barnes, CA president; John Finlayson, ClubLink director of Florida golf operations; Al Alderman, CA director, and Martin Hurwitz, CA director.

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Soldier Army Pfc. Donshow D. Inmon has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Inmon is the son of Diane Inmon of Carriage Pointe Drive, Gibsonton. He is a 2008 graduate of Richard C. Spoto High School, Riverview. Soldier Army National Guard Pvt. James T. Mitchell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Mitchell is the son of Leeanne Martin of Keene Road, Wimauma. He is a 2010 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin. Marine Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle G. Swartz, son of Robert Swartz, of Sun City Center, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Swartz stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entrylevel military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Swartz endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Swartz is a 2009 graduate of Newsome High School of Lithia, Fla. 8 AUGUST 30, 2012AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. 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. Bake Sale Sunday, September 9 9 to noon Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon Hearts and Heroes Sat. September 29 noon to 4 p.m. Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and entertainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand.Learn legal process of uncontested divorcesAn Uncontested Divorces in Florida class will be given at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4 in the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon. Participants in this free, for adult presentation will learn about the legal process involved in obtaining an uncontested divorce in Florida, and whether this relatively simple and inexpensive way to end a marriage is right for them. A question and answer session will follow the presentation by the Brandon Bar Association. The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s). For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.Womans Club to host International Food FestivalThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will be hosting its 3rd Annual International Food Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at their Historic Clubhouse located at 129 N. Moon Avenue in Brandon. Sample foods from England, India, the Carribean, Spain and the Hawaiian Islands and enjoy an intimate evening in the Brandon Junior Womans Clubs Historic Clubhouse. The clubhouse is noted as part of Brandons history by the National Historic Registry. This fundraiser will benefit their International Affairs department providing support to many organizations such as Save The Children, Heifer Foundation, Smile Train, Everyday Blessings and many others. They will also have several great raffle prizes that will be given out Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. To help stamp out world hunger they will be collecting non-perishable food items for their World Food Day Event. Bring your food items to the Food Festival on October 13 and receive a raffle ticket for a special raffle. Get your tickets now for $15 per person or $25 per couple. There is a limited number of tickets available so get your ticket today. To buy tickets you can Email Leslie Garcia, International Affairs Chairman at lhgarcia1@verizon.net or visit www.thebjwc.com.Pictured are members from the BJWC who hosted food from Ireland at last years Food Festival. Brandon Regional Hospital posts community events scheduleBrandon Regional Hospital has announced the following community events that will be held during the month of September. All events will be held in the Oakfield Medical Plaza on the campus of Brandon Regional Hospital, 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon unless otherwise noted. Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 262 pital Cafeteria Medical Plaza, Suite 258 Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Brandon Regional Hospital, Womens Center Lobby Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 262 Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 262 field Medical Plaza, Suite 262 Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com.Local Attorney assumes State Bar Leadership RoleApollo Beach attorney, Damon Glisson became the Chair of the Council of Sections of the Florida Bar in a ceremony at the Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 23. Mr. Glisson has been a delegate to the Council for eight years and has been the Secretary/Treasurer and Chair-Elect of the Council. The purpose of the Council of Sections is to foster communication among the various sections and divisions, improve communication between the Board of Governors and the sections and to advise the Board on matters pertaining to Policies and procedures that affect sections. The Council of Sections consists of the chairs of all of the 21 specialty secChair of Board of Legal Specialization and Education, the body that governs board certified attorneys. Sections represent over 31,000 attorney members and are primarily responsible for providing continuing legal education for the 93,000 members of the Florida Bar. To be a licensed attorney in Florida membership in the Florida Bar is mandatory. Mr. Glisson is also the Chair of the Leadership Conference of the Florida Bar to be held this month and is serving on the Board of Governors Long Range Planning Committee for the Florida Bar and the Executive Council of the General Practice, Small and Solo Firm Section. During the last 21 years Mr. Glisson has served on many committees and boards for the Florida Bar including the board of the Law Office Management and Assistance Service, the Committee on Technology, the Practice Management Section and the General Practice, Small and Solo Firm Section. He is the past chair of the Committee on Technology, the Practice Management Section and the first ever internet seminar for the Bar in 1996.Damon Glisson (L) and Eugene Pettit (R), President Elect of the Florida Bar, taken at the Leadership Conference, Tallahassee, July 13, 2012. Looking for good gas mileage?Angies List recommends the following tips for boosting gas mileage. Kick the tires: Make sure your tires are inflated properly. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure increases your mileage up to 3 percent. Look on the drivers side door jamb or in your owners manual for your vehicles recommended tire pressure. Sleep all day, drive all night: Consider driving to your destination during non-peak hours. Nearly half the energy needed to power your vehicle goes in acceleration. Unnecessary braking wastes that energy. Save the limbo for the beach: Dont get below one-eighth of a tank of gas. Your fuel pump is located at the bottom of the gas tank where sediment from gasoline can collect. The fuel pump can pick up the sediment, reducing your fuel efficiency. Slow down: Its tempting to race to your destination but speeding and rapid acceleration/deceleration decreases your gas mileage its bad for your transmission too. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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AUGUST 30, 2012 9 Alpha Idol 2012 So, you think you can sing? Would you like to help a pregnant teen or teen mother succeed in life? Were you a teen mother? Are you Vibrant and Energetic? Please contact Maria at 813-558-1370 ext.304 or email malfaro@gcjfcs.org for further informationWoman to Woman, a noprot program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, is seeking loving women who would like to serve as mentors to teenage moms. We have teens waiting to be matched with someone who will care, listen, and provide encouragement. Our goal is to offer a support system to help them complete high school.no criminal background794549-01 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/4/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Help needed for Riverview cemetery cleanup There will be a Sanford Cemetery volunteer cleanup day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 1, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Riverview cemetery is located on Cone Grove Road. Volunteers are needed to help restore the cemetery back to its glory days. If you would like to help with the cleanup, bring your helping hands, rakes, weedeaters, small mowers, gloves, bottled water and tree clippers. The physical activity will be good for your heart and the mental commitment will be good for your soul. For more information, email candymcbride@ msn.com A few of the headstones at the Sanford Cemetery in desperate need of some landscaping. Calling all Women of the Military Sea ServicesThe Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 begins its 25th year of service on September 8, 2012. This group functions as a local unit of the national organization known as WAVES National, which was formed in 1987. Currently there are over 100 such units throughout the United States. Their purpose is to support the parent organization and to locate and communicate with former and retired female members of the seas services and to provide assistance and support to local women veterans in need as well as other veterans organizations whenever possible. Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview. Meetings are held in St. Annes Hall located at the rear of the church building. All women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U. S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components, are eligible for membership. Stop by and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For more information call Jeannette Green, 813-657-9164.County Social Services now offers Self-Sufficiency Programs Hillsborough Countys Social Services Division has a new focus on long-term self-sufficiency for residents, and has funded several back-to-work programs through its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to help residents in that goal. The four programs are: Adult Education Financial Assistance County will pay for eligible residents to take the TABE testing used at the beginning of the GED process, attend GED prep classes, take the GED test, and attend English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes. The residents case manager will determine which of these services are required to complete a GED, based upon the residents TABE score. Hospitality Training County will pay for residents interested in a career in hotel guest services to attend a nine-week training program provided by Hillsborough Community College. Residents must be able to attend the entire day-time training program. Following the completion of the program, students will receive followup assistance in gaining a job. Employment Training Financial Assistance County will provide financial assistance, as deemed necessary, to residents for employment-related training that will lead to employment upon completion. The residents case manager will determine the type of training, length of term and costs that are eligible for assistance. After-School Care Financial Assistance County will pay for after-school care for the schoolage children of limited number of eligible residents to allow them to maintain their work schedule. Child-care must be provided by a licensed childcare provider, and resident must provide proof and cost of child care services provided. These programs have a limited number of openings and are firstcome, first served. Funding is currently only available through September 30. Depending on the success of these programs, they may be re-funded next fiscal year. To be eligible, residents must have a household income that is 125% below the federal poverty guidelines. For example, this means less than $13,962.50 for a single person or less than $28,812.50 for a family of four. The complete chart that shows the income limits for all household sizes is on the Social Services webpage. Proof of income must be provided for all household members for the past 12 months. Residents that participate in these programs also must be willing to meet with a County Social Services case manager at their local Neighborhood Service Center to create a plan for obtaining selfsufficiency and to discuss their progress. In addition when applying for these programs, residents must provide picture identification, Social Service cards for all members of the household, documentation of U.S. citizenship or proof of legal resident status, and two proofs of Hillsborough County residency. For more information and to find if they are eligible for these programs, residents should visit or contact their nearest County Neighborhood Service Center and speak with a case manager. Spanish-speaking case managers are available at the Centers. SouthShore Center 201 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570 Phone: 813-671-7648Community Foundation looking to shareThe Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center would welcome the opportunity to speak at your next meeting or luncheon. They have put together a presentation (about 30 minutes) which might be called Community Foundation 101, a simple explanation of who they are and what they do. Theyll keep it light and are certain you will find this very interesting. For more information call Barbara VanEycken 633-3363.

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10 AUGUST 30, 2012 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com Evening Hours Available for Your ConvenienceOfce of: ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.(Ages 5 and up) MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED Prepaid Card af ter rebate.AND GET AGET A MICHELIN TIRE THATSTOPS SHORTER1 529804-37880At Home Auto Care, Inc.2003 S US Highway 41 Ruskin, Fl. 33570 (813) 645-0339We Are a AAA Approved Auto Repair Centerwww.athomeauto.net Buy any set of four ne E brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a $70 Pr epaid Card aft er r eba te.Offer valid August 9 through September 3, 20121 See MichelinMan.com for more details on the shorter stopping benefits of specific MICHELIN brand passenger and light truck tires. 2 See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 09/03/12. Void where prohibited. Copyright 2012 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. The Michelin Man is a registered trademark owned by Michelin North America, Inc. It wasnt until Monday morning that I made the decision to open the Chamber that day. The news was reporting that tropical storm Isaac was going way west, but you never know with these storms. It could have done a Charlie and turned at the last minute. The storm had more than the usual media attention due to the RNC bringing tens of thousands of convention attendees to the area. Imagine what a direct hit or even a close pass by would have meant with that going on. Once again we were spared. In a way, that is worrisome to me. So many times over the weekend I heard people comment that this area never gets hit. They hadnt bought the first battery or a single gallon of water. Instead, it was an occasion to party. To be fair, I did a little bit of that myself. But only after I bought enough dry goods to last a couple of days in case the power went out. I also made sure I had cash on hand. In addition to thinking about what Husband would want to eat, I also had to think about the Chamber. Even if Isaac skirted by, it was predicted to be a full hurricane, not the tropical storm Debby was when she dumped days of rain and hurled wind at us in May. On Friday, I took the precaution of shutting down and unplugging all computers, the copier and the TV. Church groups were scheduled to use the banquet room on Saturday and Sunday and face it, there isnt much you can do to protect a 3,800 square foot space. The offices, on the other hand, are the beating heart and joyful soul of our business. All the files are backed up in this cloud thingy my IT guy assures me is up there somewhere (there were a LOT of clouds up there, so I guess one of them had our data!) I worry that many of our smaller businesses dont have a plan for recovering from a disaster. I worry they have become complacent and leave things like this up to providence. What would happen if this By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and businessarea lost power for several weeks? How could these businesses continue to function? And here Im talking more than just a need for sandbags and bottled water. Im talking computerized cash registers that wont work. Deposits that cant be deposited. Phone calls that cant be made because towers are down. Medical equipment that doesnt operate. Most businesses dont have a plan because they dont know where to begin. Here is a clue: Google business disaster recovery plans and there are literally more than 4 million responses. Narrow the search to the type of business and find one that closely matches yours. Then tweak as necessary and its done! Maybe there really is some kind of atmospheric anomaly that creates a dome of protection over the Tampa Bay area. Maybe we are just incredibly lucky. But I still support the theory of being prepared. (The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and we all know where it resides now.) Me? Im keeping the food and the batteries on hand for a few more months. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ Labor Day Holiday, Mon., Sept. 3. All Libraries will be closed Mouse and Keyboard, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Limit: 20 eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps, Wed., Sept. 5, 10:15 to 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. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Classes, Wed., Sept. 5, 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Cosponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Paper Crafting for Adults, Wed., Sept. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of paper crafting using the latest Stampin Up. products. Create beautiful cards using stamps, ribbons, embellishments and more, design scrapbook page layouts using fast and fun techniques, and make unique 3D creations. No photographs required. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 20 Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jongg Club, Wed., Sept. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library SouthShore Needle People Wed., Sept. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project and ask questions.

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AUGUST 30, 2012 11I didnt know why I was doing it, McDowell said. We started having people show up out here just to see Dry Creek. My wife asked what she should tell people it was like a Kevin Costner thing. I told her to tell people I was building backdrops for cowboy poetry. But McDowell expanded upon the Kevin Costner thing in the movie Field of Dreams. It wasnt enough to say, If you build it, they will come. McDowell reinforced it with, If you build it and believe in it, they will come. And they did come. Armed with a $100 camera and some volunteers, dreams of a television show soon began to take shape. Word got around and cowboys and actors showed up in support. Then professional director Christian Moriarty volunteered, along with a soundman and other crewmembers. Like the others, Moriarty came because he saw McDowells passion. He believed it; he believed in McDowell and his show. Things are a lot different than they used to be, McDowell said on August 17. Takes and retakes were shot, with the director shouting, Camera rolling! and hours of work. The upcoming fall season of the series will be better than ever. Dry Creek is the kind of show that you can watch with your children and not be embarrassed. After rocketing to fame from YouTube to national exposure via BlueHighways TV, it is a television show that harkens back to a more simple time, not only on the set itself but also in spirit. It recalls a time when, according to McDowell, your word was your bond. Across the country, millions of people have access to Dry Creek on BlueHighways TV. In the Tampa Bay area, subscribNAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! Dreams come true in Dry Creek%  ers to Verizon FIOS can watch it on channel 246 at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. BlueHighways TV has approached local cable company Bright House about carrying the channel and they indicated that would be possible if their subscribers request it. McDowell is passionate about family-friendly TV. In conversation, he refers to such iconic shows as Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, and The Waltons, all shows that would be more costly to produce in todays environment of low-cost reality TV. During his years in radio, he was the voice and the star that hundreds of thousands of people heard, but in Dry Creek, he is restrained. Yes, he created the show. Yes, he writes the scripts and appears in the episodes. But he is increasingly aware it isnt about him anymore. It is something that he hopes could change the landscape of television again. It is something that he hopes can change some lives. He says he doesnt want to go back in time (I like my iPhone too much.), but he does want to bring some of what was good back then into today. Tropical Storm Isaac passed the Gulf Coast of Florida with not so much as a glancing blow. McDowells town of Dry Creek came through OK, with the exception of as it would have been back in the 1880s. In 1880, the population of Tampa was just 720 people; it was an isolated village in an unforgiving environment. Back then, you often had no choice but to count on your neighbors. That is just what happens in Dry Creek and that is what McDowell is trying to show. Its OK to help your neighbors. Its OK to slow down a little in this fast-paced world. A generation or two ago, some kids built model airplanes or built train sets. When Les McDowell was a kid, he helped his father build a stagecoach. As an adult, he worked on the fringes of Hollywood and in the show business of big market radio. Today he is a struggling producer of a family television series and he sees it as a big step up. Everything Ive ever done in my life has led to this, he said. It is a dream. We are working with no budget. It has been a whirlwind and Im not giving up on it. I wish I could take credit for it, but there is something more going on here. I never would have gotten this far on my own. Recently, executives at Bluethat Dry Creek had been nominated for a CableFAX award for Best Family Friendly Show or Series. The nomination puts the show into the league of programming from much larger networks, including Lifetime, HBO, ABC Family, Showtime and others. Upon learning of the nomination, McDowell updated the Dry Creek Facebook page with an image of the Little Engine That Could climbing a hill repeating the words, I think I can. I think I can. Dry Creek with virtually no budget but with a cast and crew of talented people who believe in McDowell and in the idea that American families will again embrace family programming, has become the Little Town That Could. With no television professionals to guide them and only a $100 camera, the producers of Dry Creek set out in May of 2010 at the foot of the proverbial mountain with a goal of reaching the peak, BlueHighways TV said in a press release. As word spread about Dry Creek people wanted to be involved. Professionals with state-of-the-art cameras and sound equipment volunteered their time, and the cast and crew spent weekends gathering donations of lumber and props to help the little town of Dry Creek grow. Along the way, BlueHighways TV saw Dry Creek come together with a passion to provide quality family programming that matched its own. In two years, Dry Creek has gone from posted YouTube clips to nationwide distribution, with 12 HD episodes on BlueHighways TV. For BlueHighways TV, it is more than just a feather in their cap. They believe in the show, too. Competition for the CableFAX consider that Dry Creek / BlueHighways TV making it into the of the quality programming that Les McDowell and his cast and crew put in every episode, said Denise Hitchcock, BlueHighways TV executive vice president of marketing and public relations. We are very excited about Dry Creek even before it was nominated for an award. Now we want everybody to know about it. Something is happening in a little town from the past built on a dream. There is something magical about the place. There is something magical in how the actors and crew come together to produce something bigger than themselves, a program that is gaining national attention, despite petitors. It might be called faith perhaps in God or perhaps in the hope that American families will embrace them and even help them. Whatever it is, dreams are coming true in Dry Creek. Just before dusk on a Friday night outside of Parrish, a quick prayer is spoken, thanks are uttered and the director shouts, Camera rolling! as the digital clapper sounds a loud clap! And with that, dreams in Dry Creek are still being made. You can help Dry Creek by calling Bright House to request that BlueHighways TV and Dry Creek be added to their programming lineup. The tollfree number is 888-289-8988 or locally at 813-316-2626. Although millions of people have access to Dry Creek across the country, Bright House serves hundreds of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area and across Central Florida, many of whom may enjoy family programming from a local production. For more information about Dry Creek, click Like on their new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DryCreekTV. For information about BlueHighways TV, visit www. bluehighwaysTV.com. The CableFAX award winners will be announced during a ceremony on Oct. 30 at the W Hotel in New York City. Dry Creek creator Les McDowell works with actor Roger James as assistant director Melvia Kingen looks on during filming at the set near Parrish. Actor Roger Power of Four Mountains James in a scene for the episode, You Reap What You Sow. The episode will appear this fall on BlueHighways TV.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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AUGUST 30, 2012 13 CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 SEPTEMBER EVENTS2:30-4 p.m. Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group Aging Gracefully Support Group. COPD Support Group Diabetes Support Group. Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. Can Hearing Loss Contribute to Dementia? Grief, Loss or Depression Support Grouphas been leading the channel dredging endeavor since shortly after ABWIG was re-instituted some four years ago to reprise its channel cleaning efforts of the mid-1990s. With sufficient monies now committed, dredging the South Channel is scheduled to get underway early in April, 2013, Berkstresser said. It is anticipated that clearing the waterway bottom in a 60-foot wide swath to a seven-foot depth of some 5,000 cubic yards of silt will begin at the No. 2 Marker and proceed into the Bal Harbor section, then turn the corner into the access to Symphony Isles and Mira Bay a distance of about a nautical mile or approximately 6,000 feet. The dredged material is to be deposited on undeveloped Sunset Isle. Berkstresser can be this precise about the South Channel because he now has in hand results of the commissioned bathymetric study. He received it, he noted this week, in July about three months before the protected and slowmoving West Indian Manatees begin their annual trek up Tampa Bay to bask in their winter waters warmed by Tampa Electrics Big Bend plant outflow, charming visitors to the manatee viewing station. We simply cannot dredge between November and April, he asserted. And much work remains to be done before the first scoops full can be lifted out. Then, theres the matter of permits. At least one of the several required by various agencies expires on September 30, and yet another new one may become necessary, he said. All of it considered, the Apollo Beach channel dredging delayed, but on courseAutumn, 2012, timeline has become a potentially crippling time crunch, demanding a longer perspective, Berkstresser said, a tough decision, but good management. Consequently, a new timetable is in place. He said the ABWIG board would choose by the end of September from proposals submitted by local engineering firms to take on the project management in terms of obtaining all of the required permits. Requests for Proposals from dredging firms should go out in October and November is earmarked for evaluation of the responses, he added. Berkstresser said he foresees award of the South Channel dredging contract in early December, with a start date early in April. The job itself probably would require six to eight weeks for completion, he estimated. In the meantime, the manager noted with appreciation the numerous sources of contributions that will make the Phase I project possible. In addition to the two largest donations by Tampa Electric and Mosaic, he said Symphony Isles put in $35,000, the Mira Bay Mariners through their door-to-door efforts around Mira Bay as well as from their own treasury gave a total of $15,000, and Lance Ringhavers Caterpillar dealership made an in-kind contribution valued at $10,000, he said. The residents of AB added in another $4,500 during that door-to-door solicitation, the Mystery Dinner event at The Boulevard netted another $4,500, then Lands End Marina kicked in $2,500 and so did Circles Restaurant, Berkstresser said. Another $2,500 came from Craig Beggins at Century 21 Real Estate and Andalucia dug into its pockets for $3,000. When it comes to challenges, Berkstresser indicated, such supporters of the endeavor have shown the way. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson %  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSABWIG organizer Len Berkstresser answers questions during a meeting at the Tampa Sailing Squadron on August 21. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ruskin Aerie 4351 meets at 1205 1st St. S.W., Ruskin. For more information call (813) 645-2922 or visit the official Eagles website at foe.com.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ................Bingo Tuesday Night. .........Bar Cards Friday Night. ....................FYN (Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night. .............5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing Saturday Night. .............6 p.m. Live Entertainment 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, Sept. 6 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon & Co., from 7 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Music by TJ and Ella 7 11 p.m. Every Sunday Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast from 7:30 10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert & Sassy from 5:30 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 Planning meeting at 6 p.m. followed by House meeting at 7 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1 5 p.m., kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m., Bingo at 6 p.m.

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14 AUGUST 30, 2012 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., Sept. 134:00 p.m. Sun City Center Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts 1 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL for 2 2 for $3999+ tax Golf Club at Cypress Creek 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Isaac crashes the party as a no-showBy %  itcren mitch@observernews.netTAMPA A troop of National Guard soldiers emerged from two white passenger vans and stood in formation at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin on Saturday. Little Harbor had to be among the safest places on the planet over the weekend when it became the quarters for National Guardsmen and law enforcement officers from around the state. A large rigid hull inflatable was docked with four 300-horsepower outboards on the stern, along with several other law enforcement vessels. In the cockpit, officers inspected their automatic weapons. The law enforcement personnel, along with 50,000 expected visitors and 15,000 members of the media, are here for the Republican National Convention. At Little Harbor, the large contingent of officers mingled with the tourists during the evening hours, leaving the resort largely quiet during the day. Shifts, however, varied and security for a possible president and tens of thousands of participants in the political process is a 24-hour business. Downtown Tampa has become a fortress with fences and barricaded streets. On every street corner, there are law enforcement officers. On nearly every street are messages to the masses. Near Lykes Gaslight Park downtown, a truck bearing an advertisement from the Obama campaign passed a group of cars with stuffed dogs tied to the roof, a dig at an old story about Mitt Romney. At Channelside, supporters of A. Zombie gathered around their candidate. No, hes not on the ballot; it is a public relations ploy to encourage programming from AMC Network to be returned to the DISH network. That A. Zombie and his attractive, utterly generic and quite human firstlady-like wife were giving away free drinks at Stumps Supper Club suggests that more than a few write-in votes will be likely come November. Assuming hes still alive.er, deadthen. His wife Patty was quoted as saying, Hell stay in this even if it kills him again. Delegates, convention guests and other supporters of the soonto-be nominee Mitt Romney were scattered throughout, taking in their host city and hoping to become a part of history. Signs were stacked up in the protest zones, but few protestors attended. Tropical Storm Isaac suddenly crashed the party, and then just as suddenly became a no-show. On Monday, 5,000 protestors were expected for a march to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, but only an estimated 500 turned out. Rainsqualls kept most people inside, and regardless, the convention wasnt set to begin until the next day. But the political process, ever more a showy production by both parties, will continue with protestors protesting and delegates voting, and then life in America will move on. Soon, very soon, Tampa will be off the worlds stage and everything will return to normal here once again. Assuming, of course, A. Zombie will choose to move on as well. A. Zombie and wife Patty stumble towards Stumps Supper Club at Channelside during a campaign appearance at the Republican National Convention.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO / OOBSERVER NNEWSSigns welcome visitors to Tampa for the Republican National Convention. Also in clear evidence are thousands of law enforcement personnel, barricades and closed roads near the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the main convention events will be held. Delegates and guests to the RNC dress the part in a show of patriotism and support. On Sunday, hundreds of buses used to shuttle delegates from Tampa Bay area hotels to the convention downtown stood at ready at the Port of Tampa.

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AUGUST 30, 2012 15 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening .....................M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Goodwill Donors enjoy free admission to the Florida AquariumSamaritan Services to meetThe Samaritan Services Alzheimers Monthly meeting will be held on September 5 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Gail Gause, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. For more information call Doris at 634-3489 or the office at 634-9283.League offers valuable nonpartisan information to Florida votersPost-Polio Support Group to meet Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group of Southern Hillsborough County will meet at noon on Thursday, September 20 at Dennys on S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. The meeting is a pay on your own luncheon, with numerous topics to be discussed. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of the every month September through May, with no meeting the month of December. The Post-Polio group also meets the first Friday of every month, year long, at 10 a.m. at Sunshine Cafe, S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. For more information call, Pam Vogelsang (813) 642-8707 or email her at flgrammypam@yahoo. com, put PPS in the subject box. With eleven complex constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot, many Floridians are already looking for information about what they mean and their potential impact, if passed. Fortunately, the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund has trained educators who are willing to speak to groups throughout the state at no charge. League speakers are well-informed about the issues and amendments that will appear on the ballot, and they are standing by to help voters gain the knowledge they need to cast an informed vote this elections season. These are some of the most complicated and confusing amendments we can remember seeing, says League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab. Our speakers are well-trained and ready to share their knowledge with the voting public. The League receives thousands of calls, emails and letters each elections season from voters who are looking for nonpartisan information about the candidates and issues that will appear on their ballot. In addition to the Leagues Voter Guide, which will be published in September, League speakers are an excellent resource for Florida voters. Organizations interested in scheduling a League speaker should contact LWVFEF Speakers Bureau Coordinator Katie Pospyhalla at (850) 224-2545 or LWVFintern@gmail. com.Audit of machines used in Primary Election completedThe Hillsborough County Canvassing Board successfully completed the post-election manual audit of the voting systems used in the August 14 Primary Election. In accordance with Florida Election Laws, the purpose of the audit is to ensure the proper tabulation of all voting equipment used in the Primary Election. Completion of the manual audit concludes the 2012 Primary Election where election-night results were reported in an accurate and timely manner. Audit results will be posted at www.VoteHillsborough.org. Back by popular demand, The Florida Aquarium is offering free admission to Goodwill donors again this fall. During September, each person who drops off clothing or household items at any Goodwill IndustriesSuncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for up to three free tickets to The Florida Aquarium, one for each paid adult ticket. Thats a BOGO savings of up to $65.85, just for getting rid of items you no longer need! The coupons are redeemable at The Florida Aquarium until Nov. 30. The incentive is intended to boost donations to Goodwill during a period when they typically drop off, following the back-to-school season. The partnership between the two nonprofit organizations is a natural, since Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium are linked by their mutual commitment to the environment. Items donated to Goodwill are repurposed rather than being relegated to landfills. Donations support Goodwills services for people who are disabled, elderly or unemployed. For the location of the nearest Goodwill donation site, visit www. goodwill-suncoast.org.MOAA luncheon to highlight Operation WarmheartMaster Sergeant Carlos Chavez will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting / luncheon on Wednesday, September 5, at the Sun City Center Atrium. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Florida Room ($14). Master Sergeant Chavez is the First Sergeant, 6th Maintenance Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is directly responsible to the Commander for health, morale, welfare, and disciplinary matters for 215 military and civilian personnel. The 6th Maintenance Squadron performs 24/7 operations for the 6th Air Mobility Wing and Air Mobility Command (AMC). He will discuss Operation Warmheart, which is among the several organizations ready to support Airmen and their families in times of need. One of its missions is to provide emergency grants to MacDill AFB members.MSgt. Carlos Chavez

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16 AUGUST 30, 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 ........................................Hispanic Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided 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. Area Obituaries Dorothy Railey BishopDorothy Railey Bishop, 99, of Wimauma, Florida was born December 22, 1912 in Adrian Georgia. She was educated in Georgia at Womens College of Georgia, receiving her degree in Elementary Education from Valdosta State College. After 25 years she retired from teaching in Georgia and Florida. Mrs. Bishop first married Johnny F. Railey, a senior railroad conductor, and had two children together. She then married James F. Bishop in 1972 following Mr. Raileys death in 1944. After moving to Wimauma with Mr. Bishop she was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wimauma. Mrs. Bishop was a gracious and loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was strongly devoted to her family and is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Johnson; son, Johnnie F. Railey; grandchildren, Janet, Judy, Bradley, Johnny and Todd; great grandchildren, Lauren, Elizabeth, Myles, Sydney, Megan, Kayla, and Nicholas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and members of the Bishop family. Mrs. Bishop will also be missed by her devoted caregiver Ms. Janet Sauls. Flowers accepted, or donations may be made in memory of Dorothy Railey Bishop to Lifepath Hospice or American Heart Association. Viewing services were held on Monday, August 27 and burial services were held on August 28 at National Cremation 308 E College Ave. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery. Jane CheeversJane Cheevers of Sun City Center and Marshfield, Massachusetts died on August 13. She is survived by her daughter Patti and son-in-law Gary Nugent, four grandchildren Jason, Nicole, Elizabeth and Christian Nugent, by her neice Marjorie Kassinger and her husband Mike and their children Lisa and Brian, and by her great great nieces Kailey, Brianni and her namesake Nylah Jane. The life of Jane Cheevers, legendary director of Sun City Centers annual Follies show, will be celebrated at a memorial service on Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe church south of SR 674 on Route 301. As a professional dancer and choreographer, she brought her talent to Sun City Center in 1991 and for nearly two decades was the guiding force behind the communitys largest entertainment event. Under her direction, the Follies gained a reputation as the premier showcase for song, dance and comedy. Income from the Pelican Players productions, particularly the annual Follies, has allowed the organization to contribute more than $300,000 in scholarship funds to area students. An award has been established in Jane Cheevers name for the outstanding performer in each years Follies show. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pelican Players Scholarship Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 5142, Sun City Center, Fl 33571.Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Christopher Lee EtheridgeChristopher Lee Etheridge of Ruskin, Florida was born on December 8, 1958 and passed away on August 23, 2012. He was a loving father survived by two sons, Eric Etheridge of North Ft. Myers, Kyle Etheridge of Ruskin, and one daughter, Jillian Etheridge of Ruskin; his mother, Eva Etheridge of St. Cloud, FL. and five siblings. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 at the Sun City Center Christian Center, 17566 U.S. HWY 301 S. He will always be loved and missed!Mirriam Gene GriggsMirriam Gene Griggs, 87, passed away Aug. 21, 2012 at Sun City Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruth Harris, and her husband, Clark Griggs. She was born on November 26, 1924 in Iowa, but spent the majority of her life in Brooklyn, MI. She was co-founder of Griggs Real Estate and was active in the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, and St Andrew Presbyterian Church in SCC. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Moore of Redford, MI, Patricia (Hank) Wesch of San Diego, CA; sons, David (Deb) of Rapid River, MI and Bronson (Cathy) of Ruskin, FL.; a sister, Ellen Bowser of Michigan Center, MI; a brother, Lorene (Elizabeth) Harris of Vandercook Lake, MI and several nieces and nephews. She had 37 grandchildren, including great and great-great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date in Michigan. Genie made friends wherever she went and was loved my many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice.Jeanne S. HiteJuly 31, 1916 August 24, 2012 A thirty-eight year resident of Sun City Center, FL, Jeanne Hite, passed away on August 24 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, McIntosh (1915-1999), and is survived by their two sons, Stephen of Durham, NC and Donald of St. George, UT along with 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A 1934 graduate of Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD, Jeanne worked many years in Maryland in the real estate business. She was also a past Maryland State President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. A graveside service is being arranged by Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. A memorial service at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Durham, NC is planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeannes memory to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Dr., UTC/FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612 (Phone: 800-456-3434 X 1403) would be appreciated by the family.Frank T. HoffmanFrank T. Hoffman, 90, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on Aug 19, 2012. A native of Louisville, KY. he retired from ASRC in 1981 and was a WWII Army veteran. Marjorie S. LairdMarjorie S. Laird, 85 of Sun City Center died Thursday, August 16, 2012, at LifePath Hospice House. Marje, a loving wife and mother, is survived by her daughter, Ann E. Laird, of Sun City Center; son, Richard H. Laird, III and his wife, Mary C. Rowe, of Ashland, Virginia; three grandchildren, Rich and his wife Jessica, Chris and his wife Brittany, and Jessica; a greatgrandchild, Rorie; a sister, Mary S. Humrich of Evans, Georgia; a brotherin-law Robert H. Laird and his wife Jane of Marco Island, Florida. She graduated from the University of Michigan and was a high school teacher in both Texas and Delaware before moving to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware with her late husband, Richard H. Laird, Jr., in 1987. Marje enjoyed her retirement years in Sun City Center and made many good friends. She was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, where the memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to LifePath Hospice or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Payne); 4 sons, Tom, Steve, Dan and Bob; a daughter, Theresa; a sister, Louise; a brother George; 10 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, an avid golfer and Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan. Interment is at the Florida National Cemetary. It is requested that memorial donations be sent to LifePath Hospice at Sun City Center. continued at top of page Frank T. Hoffman obituary continuedKenneth Dale MullinsKenneth Dale Mullins, 53 of Wimauma, Fla passed away August 26, 2012. He was a lawn and landscape artist. He was preceded in death by two sons, Nathan Paul Mullins and Jason Aaron Luddington, a brother, Mark Randal Mullins and his grandparents, Hatler and Maggie Mullins and Melvern and Eunice Smith. Survivors include his parents, Paul K. and Carolyn D. Mullins, two daughters, LaDonna Victoria (Chris) Odom, and Lisa Michella (Augusto) Velazquez, two sons, Kenneth Dale Mullins II and Ryan Morris (Candy) Luddington, two sisters, Tina Lynn (Ron) Ruth and Saundra Beth (Dale) Jones, a brother, Robert Wayne Spitler, three grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews and a grand niece, Ashton Michaela Spitler. Funeral service were held on Tuesday, August 28 at River of Life Christian Center, 6819 Krycul Avenue, Riverview, FLa. Burial Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Friendship Baptist Church is busyCheck out the free movie The Wood Carver at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Friendship Baptist Church located at 1511 El Rancho in Sun City Center. Their movie night is always the last Saturday of the month. The church also has a very active Missionary Group that consistently fills a barrel with items for children in Liberia. Also Pastor Goad is back behind the pulpit after some medical issues and all are delighted with his recovery. For more information about Friendship Baptist Church call 813-642-0911.No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11d d

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AUGUST 30, 2012 17 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. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net 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; Mens & Womens Bible Studies; & much moreSaturday Night Service Northside adopts Word of Life ProgramIn preparation for launching the Word of Life program, Word of Life missionary, Andy Anderson, held several meetings with youth, their leaders and parents. A special Youth Kick-off service was held during the worship service at Northside Baptist Church of Ruskin on Sunday, August 12. Word of Lifes purpose is to reach todays youth through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training as well as to help local churches develop vibrant youth ministries. Pastor Sam Roach, the leadership team and the youth are dedicated to growing in the faith.Care for a game of cards?The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your own table in advance and come to their monthly, Dessert Card Party from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 813633-2460.Singers perform at Florida Gospel Music Association conventionOn Friday, August 31 thru Sunday, September 1 the Florida Gospel Music Association will hold its convention presenting a series of Gospel performers at the Wimauma Convention Center. A $5 donation is requested at the door along with a love offering received at each of the 6 p.m. evening concerts. For more information call 407788-6556 or visit www.fgma.org. Three-day Heart examination at Witnesses conventionPeople may often hear the expression Follow your heart but rarely hear Safeguard your heart. This latter phrase will be heard many times during the 2012 district conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses. The three-day conventions are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31 thru September 2 in Spanish also September 7-9 and the 14-16 in English at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. The witnesses are handing out personal invitations to everyone interested in improving their knowledge of the Bible. Its free, no contribution plates passed, no admission fee. The convention theme is Safeguard your heart. The program will include a series of talks, demonstrations and live-action drama instructing how protecting the figurative heart, according to the Bible standards, will enhance spiritual well-being, family life and overall happiness. For more information call 813928-4181 or visit www.jw.org.Calvary Lutheran youth attend 2012 ELCA Youth GatheringThe energy of more than 34,000 Christian high school students filled the streets of New Orleans for the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, and 31 youth and adult members from Apollo Beachs Calvary Lutheran Church were thrilled to be among them. With the biblical theme of Citizens with the Saints, the Gathering focused on the core practices of Justice, Peacemaking, and Discipleship. Calvary youth joined thousands of others in inspiring educational and worship experiences, as well as actively participated in localized servant-based projects benefitting New Orleans residents directly. Each night, the youth took over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for worship among their peers, music celebrations with groups like Rhema Soul and Switchfoot, and guest speakers such as the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee from Liberia. John Hagleberg, a 14-year-old Calvary member attending for the first time, found the Youth Gathering incredible. I had heard it being described all these years since my mom and sister went, but nothing they said lived up to what I experienced, said Hagleberg. It was truly an indescribable event! The ELCA Youth Gathering is a four-day national event for high school Christians held every three years by the Evangelical Lutheran Church. This years Gathering took place July 18-22 in New Orleans, LA, and was the seventh time Calvary Lutheran Church has had the privilege to participate. The next ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in 2015 in Detroit, MI and Calvary youth are already excited to send new attendees to this life and faith changing event. 31 members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA. UCC Singles GroupIt might be a holiday, it may be 8:30 a.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Bob Evans or a trip to a local feature, the Singles Group of United Community Church has planned. You never know where you will find the singles. It was a pot luck dinner and swim time for the group this month.PHOTO BY HHAZEL MARTINSeated left to right, Bev Majewski, Sandra Glenner ,Roz Cruthis, and Lois Stone; Standing left to right, Jane Kutsch, Nancy Wyrick, Marne Zieg and Phyllis Arentson.

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18 AUGUST 30, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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 Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever!OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy 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 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? MANUFACTURERS REBATESave up to$20 per window$100 per dooron selected productsExpires 9/30/12 Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any computer software thats designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I dont want to spend a lot of money. Searching Grandson Dear Searching, There are actually a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software thats designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience. These software packages can transform most Microsoft Windows personal computers (PCs) some work with Macs and tablets too into a much simpler computer experience that provides seniors easy access to most functions like sending and receiving email, browsing the Internet, making video calls, looking at photos, playing games and more. Here are some top options to check out.Free SoftwareSince its completely free, a good place to start is at Eldy, an Italian nonprofit organization that provides simplified computer software Simplified computer software that can help seniors get onlineBy Jim Miller in 25 different languages including English. Available to download at www.eldy.eu, this software works on PCs that use Windows and Linux systems, Macs and Android tablets. Once installed, Eldy converts the computers desktop into a simple six-button menu that has large text, color contrasts and simplified instructions (no confusing icons) that makes it easy to see, understand and operate. The six-button menu puts seniors literally one-click-of-the-mouse away from simplified versions of email, the Web, Skype for video calls, chat groups, a simple word processing program and more. Its also worth noting that Eldy software works on touch-screen computers too, and they also offer online tech-support.Fee-Based ServicesIf, however, you dont mind spending a little money, there are also a number of companies that offer software similar to Eldy, but provide a few extra enticing features. One of the best deals is offered through SeeYouLink (seeyoulink.com) which has a three-month free trial and charges only $4.95 per month after that. SeeYouLinks web-based software will transform any mouseoperated or touch-screen Windows-based PC, into a simplified big-button operating system with large fonts and color contrasts. This will give your grandmother easy access to a host of functions that she can select from like email, Web browsing, video calling, brain-fitness games, movies, Facebook, a calendar that sends reminders and much more. In addition, this service also provides a remote access feature that will give you and other family members the ability to access your grandmothers computer system from literally any computer anywhere in the world, so you can help her set things up, show her websites, schedule appointments, or guide her through any other questions or problems she might have. And, when you or your grandmother needs help, SeeYouLink offers free tech-support both online and over the phone. In addition to SeeYouLink, some other companies worth a look that offer similar services include InTouchLink (intouchlink. com), which can be used on a PC, Mac or iPad and costs $13.75 per month or $150 per year. Pointer Ware (pointerware.com), which works on Windows PCs and costs a one-time fee of $149, or you can subscribe monthly for $8 per month. And BigScreenLive (bigscreenlive.com), that operates on Windows PCs and runs $9.95 per month for an annual membership.Senior-Friendly ComputersIf you find that you would rather purchase your grandmother a new computer thats designed for seniors and is ready to go right out of the box, you have options here too. Two of the most popular are the Telikin (telikin.com, 800-2303881) which costs between $699 and $999 this same computer is also sold as the WOW computer through firstSTREET. And MyGait (mygait.com, 866-469-4248), which runs $799 or $899 plus a $20 monthly service fee. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, The Savvy SeniorNorman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekC.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.FaithFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a loving C.A.R.E. volunteer. She is a loving and friendly young cat. Faith iis now looking for a forever home with a loving FAITH RUSS The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin. For more information call (813) 645-5919, or visit www. lodge813.moosepages.org. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday. ..............5-7 p.m. ......Chefs Special by Moose Legion Every Thursday. .................5-7 p.m. ......Wings Every Friday. ......................5-7 p.m. ......Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. ....Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, August 31. ..............7-11 p.m. ....Nickel and Dime Saturday, September 1. ......7-11 p.m. ....Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, September 7. ..........7-11 p.m. ....Bert and Sassy Saturday, September 8. ......7-11 p.m. ....Karaoke with Kim Mullins Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 upcoming eventsowner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and micro chipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of keeping the Faith in your family? DOB: February, 2, 2010.RussRuss is a Terrier mix with the most heart melting eyes. With an invite, he will lie upside down in your lap and take a nap. Russ enjoys running in the play yard with his furry friends, playing in the doggy pool, and getting kisses. He is such a great dog! Russ would do best in a dog savvy home with a patient and loving owner. Russ is neutered, current on his shots, and microchipped. DOB: July 02, 2009. CARE is a non-profit, nokill animal shelter for abused and abandoned cats and dogs located in Ruskin. In addition to a shelter, CARE also offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the hopes of deterring the homeless pet population in the Ruskin Community.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19AuUGustUST 30, 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 4pmTHE 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 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES The Observer News will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. Deadline for move to Friday, August 31 at 4pm. for the Sept. 6th editionNName: -_ ____________________________________________________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. : _ ___________________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ 105 PersonaERSONALTThank you S St. Jude & S St A Anthony for prayers answered. BK 310 GaraGARAGeE/Yard ARD SaALeEAA lmost N New T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G G ibsonton D D r.,) Wednesday through S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateAbove The Rest Come celebrate our 2yr anniversary. Meet our new staff, see our new changes. NNew inventory, new discounts.. F Free refreshments & gifts. SSaturday only, SSept. 1. 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Aug. 29 & 31Closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekendSummer Entertainment Sale 2 for 1 on all DVDs, CDs and Books 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Cell: 382-7536 335 MusicUSICPiano. S Steinway, model A A, grand. Built 1894, rebuilt 1964.. Bring your tuner & will negotiate price. 813633-0396 354 MedicaEDICALFF or sale. 3 wheel walker with basket $100. Bedside rail $15. Bedside commode $10. 813-634-1681360 GoGOLF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515370 LaLA WnN and AND GardenGARDENRR emodeling: S S elling Ken===more white refrigerator, great condition & working order $150 obo. Queen sofa sleeper, like new $120, obo. 813-833-3870 390 MiscISC. ForFOR SaALeEBall cards, records, military books, knifes. AAll 4 collections one price $2,000 or trade. Call 813-6450481 MARINE400 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeESS outh Bay RV RV & Boat S S torage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBaySStorage.comStorage DDollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813690-1836, 813-849-1469 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents include: Recliners; side chairs; sleeper sofa; Henredon dining room table w/chairs; China cabinet; glass-top kitchen table w/2 chairs; coffee, end and lamp tables; queen and king BR sets; Magnisight Explorer Kenmore freezer; large Tiki-style Ethan Allen cabinets; glassware; kitchenware; collectibles; garage items; home decor.Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-noon at 1420 Bluewater Dr. 663 Fort Duquesna Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Aug. 31 & Sept. 17a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Nice 2006 Club Car golf cart; beautiful round wicker glass-top table w/ chairs; wicker settee and rocking chair; rattan side chair and coffee table; entertainment center; beautiful living room set including decorative sofa and matching wing-back chairs; lovely dining room table w/chairs; hutch; chairs; white full size BR set; sleeper sofa; kitchenware; home decor; tool boxes; garage items; nice Charbroil gas grill; & more!Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-noon at 663 Ft. Duquesna Dr. 1420 Bluewater Drive Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Aug. 31 & Sept. 17a.m. noon Glass-top tables w/4 chairs; sectional sofa; mirrored coffee and end table; retro 5-globe oor lamp; corner curio cabinet; 50 Samsung TV; 2 queen BR suites; computer desk; printer; bakers rack; Floridastyle dinette set; futon; wicker chair; PVC patio set; gas grill; trunk; doctors bathroom scales; collectables (Anchor Hocking, Fenton, Imperial, JKW, Lenox-LIDO, Limoges, Missen, Manmouth Western Crocks, Royal Doulton, Royal Stratford, S.C.K., Wedgewood and Westmoreland); milkglass and teapot collections; ladies clothing and jewelry; vintage and retro items; kitchenware and garage items.Please park on the sale side of the streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES2210 Del Webb W. Sun City CenterFriday & Saturday Aug. 31 & Sept.17 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right!

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AUGUST 30, 2012 TTHE SSHOPPER RENTATALSS600 M.H. HOUSUSINGG550 TTRAANSSPORTATTATION450 PROF. SSERVICESS650 SSERVICESS700 REAAL ESTATSTATE500 511 hoHOUSeES forFOR SAleLE 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 WANNA HEAR THE LATEST DIRT? This cheap dirt is denitely dirt cheap. And the owner is willing to take a loss so you can plant your future. Great acreage for private dwelling or great potential for range of uses. 14+ acres REDUCED to $125,000, JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HEADS UP! Perfect opportunity for putting your FEET UP and relaxing while someone else takes care of business. Excellent 2BR 2BA condo with den/ofce/library, replace, screen porch is in Fairway Palms near pool and clubhouse. Close to shopping and access to main roads while providing peaceful surroundings. Just $109,900 JUDY ERICKSON, 468-0288. AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3BR/2B pool home that has been beautifully maintained and updated. A few of the many features of this custom home include wood oors, plantation shutters, and kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. 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! Call today for your private showing. $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NEW L ISTING You will feel welcomed from the moment you walk into this beautiful home built in 2009. Inviting dcor and upgrades throughout this 3BR/2B, 2-car garage home make it a perfect family home or a great place for retirement. The community offers a new pool, playgrounds and lots of extras. Short sale and priced to sell at $84,900 dont let this one get away! Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach with water and cable included. $900 per month with a one year lease. 2BR/1BA HOUSE in Ruskin $800. per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION AT 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 & carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees, much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT 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 every day. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. $94,900. COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 2-1/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN PROPERTY WITH WATER VIEW, 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 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME for only $259,900. This home has so much to offer including three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge bonus room for many uses. Ninety feet of sea walled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay, fenced backyard, great home for entertaining, formal and family rooms, eat-in kitchen, wood burning replace, laminate and tile oors, and so much more! Call now! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. RETIREMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST! 2BR/2BA one level condominium. Feel safe and secure in this 24 hour manned gated 55 plus community with too many amenities to list. Maintenance includes lawn maintenance, water, basic cable, roof, exterior painting and so much more included! Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it! Very affordable at only $67,000! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. 2BR/1BA HOUSE, A BLOCK FROM RIVER : Nice, well maintained, with attached utility-room, metal roof, and shed with electric in backyard. Peaceful area, close to everything. $59,900. Adjacent lot for sale separately. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, WITH NEW WELL, SEPTIC & ELECTRIC : Just listed, this property consists of 5 lots, on a bayou, across from Little Manatee River. Secluded and peaceful area, few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, a block from boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 A HOME AND WORKING PLACE, RUSKIN : This 1 acre property has a nice spacious house, that could be 5BR+den/2.5BA OR 2BR+Den/2BA, 3 large attached ofces, BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, huge newer BA, wood oors, replace, inside utility, screened porch, 2-car-garage and carport, and circular driveway under shady trees. CG Zoning. Close to major Hwy and shopping. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250. Well, it depends on whether youre buying or selling. If youre buying, youll find the item in the SHOPPER Classified section. And if youre selling, youll find a buyer whos anxious to take the item off your hands. See? Either way you get results when you advertise in The OBSERVER NEWS Call 813-645-3111 to place your ad today. 20 Words $17.00 435 PArRTS/ServiceSERVICESSummer SSpecial 10% off all parts & service now 461 TrTRAvel VEL TrTRAilerILERS 5072 511 hoHOUSeES forFOR SAleLE CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 3/2 LIKE-NEW MOBILE HOME ON 1.12 ACRES: This 2006 MH offers split BR plan, cathedral ceilings, inside utility room with washer/dryer, nice laminate oors throughout. No HOA, not in ood zone, located close to hospital and shopping. $65,900. BEAUTIFUL 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: Greatly kept, modern kitchen, L shaped living-dining room, large inside utility, enclosed lanai and great attached workshop at end of carport. 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The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of LABOR DAY www.ObserverNews.netAugust 30, 2012 Volume 56 Number 32OBSERVER NEWSTHE PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Prep football kicks off seasonMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOPrep football kicked off in Hillsborough County with pre-season games held on August 24. Above, Riverview High School Sharks running back Lasander Washington takes to the air to beat a tackle. See more photos of the matchup between Riverview and Wharton on page 2 along with other local scores. Dreams come true in Dry CreekBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe actor was ready, the lights and camera were in place and all that was left was for the ambient daylight to reach the directors desired level of dark ness. Les McDowell crouched over and said, Lets say a quick prayer. McDowell does not claim to be an overly religious man, but hes learning. Little by little, in a place that he built, good things are hap pening and dreams are coming true. He doesnt claim the credit for that to McDowell some thing else is in play, something bigger. Im not going to preach or anything, he said. In todays crazy world, the only time we make eye contact with each other is when were driving 60 miles per hour down the road. People dont take the time anymore. He would like to do a little some thing to change that. gig on a country radio station in Tampa. For some people in middle age that could begin a downward spiral. McDowell dove into cowboy poetry, a passion of his, and soon began sharing it via Facebook. Before long, he was uploading videos to YouTube, the videos needed backdrops and soon enough, a 1880s town was taking shape on his property near Parrish. Dry Creek was born.See DRY CREEK, page 11MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSound recordist Mike Barnitt holds a boom only inches out of the cameras view during filming. The lights simulated lightning. AB channel dredging delayed, but on courseBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Most magnificent efforts are challenged by multiple setbacks. Its the stuff of which good fiction is made. Probably because its also a reality of life. A good case in point is the current channel dredging endeavor here. Finally, after years of presentations, communications, planning and piecing together, a major obstacle has been overcome. The big bucks needed to undertake the community benefit project have been accumulated. The campaign that began with a $50,000 donation from Tampa Electric Company topped out last week with a $50,000 contribution from Mosaic, bringing the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Groups underwriting kitty to $175,000. Cleaning years of settling silt from the channels that all AB boaters must use motoring or sailing to and from Tampa Bay surely was so close the clatter of the dredge working its way up the South Channel could be, well, heard clearly in imagination. Just one small problem, though; well, maybe three vexing little but still surmountable challenges. Call it a matter of timing or, put another way, chalk it up to manatees, permits and bathymetric study results. No matter how its parsed, the bottom line is the same. Given the hurdles, it would be just insane to try to push ahead with actual dredging this fall, Len Berkstresser said this week. Berkstresser, a business development director in the University of South Floridas huge Health education division, See AB DREDGING, page 13New plaza to feature variety of restaurantsBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Vic Abouli doesnt want to have any sitdown restaurant in his new gas station and convenience store being built at 6411 and 6413 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview, just south of Bloomingdale. Thats because he intends for his new plaza called Victory Lane to host a plethora of choices of foods. The owner of the land and plaza, Abuoli has already locked in a Zekos Mediterranean Grill which specializes in Greek foods of all kinds, especially various kinds of kabobs, Gyros, Greek salads and wings. Now the closest Zekos are in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Abouli says bringing Mediterranean flavor to Riverview makes sense because of the changing demographics. This has become a real place for families, instead of somewhere to pass through to go to Tampa and Brandon, he said. This came on the heels of an announcement that Riverview had made No. 65 on the CNN Money Magazines list of 100 best places to live in the U.S. but Abouli said he already knew Riverview was on its way up and his plans were well in place before that announcement was made. He is now seeking to add an ice cream shop and a pizzeria to his list of prospective tenants. I dont want to offer restaurant type food (in his convenience store like some other convenience stores) because that would compete with my tenants, he explained. His convenience store will, however, have coolers stocked with drinks, sandwiches and other things normally found in such stores. Also in the works are negotiations with a pharmacy, a tanning parlor and a nail salon, he said. He hopes to also attract a See NEW PLAZA, page 2 MELODY JAMESON PHOTO A large replica of the large Mosaic donation to the Apollo Beach Water Improvement Groups channel dredging project was excitedly displayed by representatives of both organizations during a recent presentation at Circles Restaurant. Sharing the moment were, left to right, Aixa Moore, ABWIG board member; Ron Kobosky, Mosaic plant operations manager in Gibsonton; Earlene Reid, ABWIG board member; Len Berkstresser, ABWIG president; Larry Simpson, plant manager for Mosaic in Gibsonton; Steven Alvarez, ABWIG board member, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, who has assisted the group as a liaison with county departments. Berkstresser credited the Mosaic contribution with putting the fund raising campaign over the top.

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2 AUGUST 30, 2012 T AMP A S ARASO TA FL ORID A S NEW lifes best. one place. Kings Point Renaissance cell phone store. His plaza has a total of 11,000 square feet and spaces are divided into 1,200-square-foot sections so that tenants can rent one, two or three spaces to get the amount they require. Im looking to finish up in November and have the first move-ins then, he said, showing me around the inside of his nearly-completed convenience store. He said he can put up inside walls in places needed by specific tenants if they rent more than one space. Victory Lane is a multi-million dollar project, he said, and it is not his first. The South County resident of 21 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOVictory Lane is a new plaza being built at 6411 and 6413 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview, just south of Bloomingdale. The owner is building a gas station and convenience store and plans to have several choices of restaurants as well as other businesses as tenants.years, originally from California, has deep roots in the community. He and his wife and four children live in Gibsonton and he already owns and operates seven Mobil and BP gas stations in Brandon and has his main offices for Victory Oil in Tampa where he owns another three gas stations as well. He admits the name Victory was chosen because of his nameVictor, although he is locally known only as Vic. To find out more about this plaza or to lease space prior to opening, contact leasing agents Raquel or Jane at Levin Investments in Tampa at (813) 832-5500.New plaza in Riverview The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAYDeadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads .............................. 4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 31 Display ads ................................ 11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 31 News Releases ........................ 4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 30 Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 Prep football kicked off with pre-season August 24. In local action, Riverview fell to Wharton 35-9, Brandon beat Blake 20-6, Spoto lost to Alonso 31-6, East Bay pounded Chamberlain 55-20, Bloomingdale fell to Durant 34-17, and Lennard tackled Leto 33-13. At right, a Sharks cheerleader takes to the air; below, Sharks quarterback Chase Freeman sets up to pass.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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AUGUST 30, 2012 3 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 9/13/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 9/13/12 CR39FREE* FREE* penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW All this week, through Friday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., officials from the local Freds Southern Kitchen chain will be interviewing for 80 full and part-time jobs that will be needed to operate its new Riverview location. Well be hiring about 80 people for a mix of full and part-time jobs, said Fred Johnson, one of the family that founded and still operates the 50-year-old chain. They arent just taking applications. Theyre personally interviewing those who show up at the River of Life Christian Center, 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, said spokeswoman Lauren Elmhorst. Elmhorst is spokeswoman for all four of the existing Freds Southern Kitchens, which currently operate in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven and Plant City. The chain plans to open on the southwest corner of Krycul Avenue and U.S. 301 in mid-September, she said. John Turner, a Riverview resident born in Tampa who has lived in this area all his life, is the owner of the property, which has been home to bars since 1960. The last bar to operate there was called Fubars. I was approached by at least 30 businesses that wanted the location after Fubars closed, Turner said. But I said no. And since then, I have been thanked at least 500 times for bringing in something that will be good for the quality of life in Riverview. Turner is so committed to the project that he is paying for a million-dollar renovation of the property, inside and out. Freds Southern Kitchen has a different take on Southern cooking, which usually means a lot of frying, fatback and grease, Fred Johnson said. I like to say our kind of cooking killed my daddy, Johnson joked. You see, Daddy died at 95. He ate healthy and worked hard and lived life to the fullest. His eating habits were a good part of the reason for his long life. The dishes at Freds are cooked in healthy ways, he continued. Our motto is Eat Better, Love Life, Live Longer, and thats what my daddy did. Freds dad Elton and his mom, Evelyn, started the chain with a gas station and selling sandwiches on the side in Plant City in 1954. Before long, their business became a restaurant known for down-home cooking in a healthy way. In 1998, Eltons son Fred and his wife Tammy continued the family tradition when they opened Freds Market. This gave them access to the State Farmers Market and therefore year-round access to the best fresh fruits and vegetables. Then, in 2003, the pair decided to bring back Eltons old favorite barbeque. Now a third generation of Johnsons is managing the barbecue portion of the business. Freds oldest son Owen took over that challenge. Another of Freds sons, also named Fred, will be the on-site assistant manager at the new Riverview restaurant. Its general manager will be Vicki Sharer. Some of these family recipes are more than 50 years old, Fred Sr. said. Besides barbecue, one of the best family specialties is sweet potato souffl. The restaurant will seat 100 people at a time and have dinner specials for children as low as $1.99. The website, www. fredssouthernkitchen.com names many other specialties, and prices as well. Were looking forward to bringing traditional southern dining to Riverview and will be looking to better the community in any way we can, Fred Sr. said. It is an amazing place to live. He said he has always known that. It is just now that Riverview has been named 65th in Best Places to Live in the U.S. that others are finding it out. Fred Sr. was referring to the recent article in CNNs Money Magazine. Staff asks that to find out more visit the website or show up at the mass hiring instead of trying to call.Huge renovation converts former tavern into family restaurantPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe corner of Krycul Avenue and U.S. 301 in Riverview has been home to bars since 1960 and its owner, John Turner, felt it was time for a change. Turner is doing a million-dollar renovation that will allow a Freds Southern Kitchen to open there in mid-September. Freds Southern Kitchen is a local chain that currently has four other restaurants, and is based in Plant City. Interviewing for 80 jobs going on now South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 3 5p.m. Blue Plate Special, Menu: Build your own hamburger, baked beans, homemade potato chips, and dessert for $7, only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, September 17 5p.m. Blue Plate Special, Menu: Kielbasa w/kraut, potatoes, and dessert 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.

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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 Positive Talk: Learning to networkRuskin Branch LibraryAdult program/event highlightsAccording to most recent statistics, 25 percent of Americans are continually moving from one place to another, leaving old friends, neighborhoods and jobs. Another large part of our population is aging and finding names in their address books in the newspapers obituary section. In both instances, it is important for future well-being that time be dedicated to making new friends through networking. Networking is a process through which we expand our circle of acquaintances and develop within that circle a core group we call friends. Here are some important steps to help you become a good networker. 1. Take stock of yourself. Who are you and what do you like to do? Look in the mirror. Are you someone you would like to get to know? Will your appearance attract the kind of people you would like to be able to call friend? What are your interests and hobbies? What places can you visit where you will find like-minded people? For instance, many people enjoy Bingo, but if you dont, thats probably not the place for you to meet new friends. 2. Be proud and enthusiastic about yourself. Like draws like. If you think poorly of yourself, you will draw people who think poorly of you. Be proud of who you are and do not sell yourself short. This does not mean you should be a braggart, but rather that you should speak kindly of yourself and showcase your talents in their best light. Remember, you are a pearl of great price. 3. Become a seeker. Expand your interests. Look for new and excit ing things to do that you enjoy. Read and increase your knowledge so you can become a good conver sationalist. The broader your infor mation base, the more interesting you will be to others. Try to read one best-selling book each month. It is amazing how much fun it is to learn both history and technology when you are spoon-fed by authors like Michael Creighton and Tom Clancy. 4. Give of yourself. Every community has a variety of volunteer positions that must be filled. If you enjoy being outdoors, volunteer your time to work with a garden club to beautify our parks. All of our hospitals need volunteers, as do schools and other community organizations. The wonderful thing about networking in volunteer groups is that the quality of friends you make in this type of environment will be high. You can count on people who give of themselves. 5. Set goals for contacts. Its amazing how the days go by, turning into weeks, and then into months and years. It is so easy to say, No need to hurry. Challenge yourself to take the first step. Set a date on which you will join or take part in some activity. Most clubs meet either weekly, biweekly or monthly. Find something that interests you and mark your calendar to attend one of their functions. 6. Build on your relationships. Be willing to write letters, make phone calls, and anything else necessary to maintain contact with the people you meet. Its sad to lose a friend because they die, but even sadder to lose a friend because we failed to walk across the street. Relationships are like a gardenthey must be tended and cared for if you expect them to blossom. It will always be your choice whether you are surrounded by friends or sitting alone. The differ ence will be directly proportional to the amount of effort you are willing to invest in the fine art of networking. Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged p.m. If you have used Office 2002 or 2003, you will notice differences in the layout of the Office 2010 screens. p.m. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit the website at riverviewmooselodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests.UPCOMING EVENTSDinners available: fixins 5 to 7 p.m. Chili, cheese, onions, relish, etc. to 7 p.m. Lindas famous liver n onions. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Th night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m. shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them.Riverview Moose activitiesThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAYDeadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads ........... 4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 31 Display ads ............. 11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 31 News Releases .... 4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 30Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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AUGUST 30, 2012 5 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 30 September 5Family Story Time Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 3 All Libraries will be closed Toddler Time Story Time Baby Time Rec2Six offers fun, fitness and adventure for children K-5Summer break is over, but dont let the excitement end there! Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers afternoons full of fun, fitness and adventure for children K-5 through its Rec2Six program. Rec2Six is open Monday Friday from 26 p.m. at 10 recreation centers throughout Hillsborough County. The weekly rate is $38, and reduced rates of $30 and $20 per week are available with a current school reduced or free lunch letter. Rec2Six joins Americas movement to raise a healthier generation of kids by encouraging healthy lifestylechoices through physical activity and nutrition education. The program also provides seasonal sports, fitness activities, art programs, and special activities. Registration for a local Rec2Six program is now open weekdays from 2 6 p.m. at these centers: For more information, contact one of the above centers, or visit www.rec2six.org.Free Programs offered at your local libraryDisco Magic at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 10 at the Riverview Get down and funky for free with magician Greg Gaulden as he combines disco music with illusions and magic. For children ages 5 to 12 years. Funded by the Friends of the RivScrapbooking Create awesome scrapbook page layouts for free using fast and fun techniques with the latest Stampin Up! products. All materials will be provided. For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Ask Me The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of not endorse the presenter(s). For more information about this and other free programs @ your liBrandon Sports & Aquatic Center offers prenatal water aerobicsDue to the fact that exercise dur ing pregnancy is extremely impor tant not only for staying toned and in shape but for a much more efsponsoring free prenatal water ter aerobics program is under the and is available every Tuesday and The prenatal water aerobics program is focused on using the resistance of the water without the impact of regular aerobics. There is a decreased risk of overexertion, overheating, and loss of balance. The feeling of weightlessness that the water brings helps increase flexibility to move in ways momsto-be are unable to on land. Also reduced is the stress on joints, muscles, and the infant. A new pool ramp is now avail able for the ease and convenience of entering and exiting the pool. For more information and to register for the classes call Theresa Hickie, Aquatics Director, at 813Family Resource Center announces events place that helps families in the Ruskin area become happier, healthier event is at no cost to the participant. Grandparents Day Celebrations: Friday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. FRC) will be hosting a Grandparents Day Celebration this September. how much they mean to children and the families in the community. Healthy Eating and Cooking Class (ages 16+): Monday, Sept. 20, Childrens Advocacy Center, this class aims to educate participants on how to eat healthy on a budget. There is no charge for this event, however, registration is required. I Can Eat A Rainbow (ages 3-5): Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. drens Advocacy Center, this is a fun, hands-on activity for parents and their pre-school aged children. Come ready to learn how healthy foods, nutrition, and eating habits can be a family affair. CPR/First Aid Certification Class to 4:30 p.m. These certification classes are taught by professional instrucparticipants learn how to handle many emergencies such as bleeding, class participants learn to perform CPR and choking rescue techniques on infants, children and adults. There is no charge to attend, however, Hillsborough County provides fiscal and program management. For more information call 813-641-5600.Danielle Proctor graduates from SCADDanielle Proctor of Riverview recently graduated from the Savannah sign.Rebecca Crabb graduates from Berklee College of Music with bachelor of music degrees or professional diplomas. Female graduates numbered 280, representing 31 percent of the total class-the largup 34 percent of the class. Guitar, voice and piano were the three most common means of musical expression among students of the graduating class.Letter to the Editor Back to school food With the new school year just around the corner, parents attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches. ingly, its own surveys indicate that children consume excessive amounts of animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Gradually, the tide is turning. The new USDA school lunch guidelines, mandated by President Obamas Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, require doubling the servings of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast. Still, food lobbyists have prevailed on Congress to count pizza and French fries as vegetables, and fatty mystery meats and sugary dairy drinks abound. Parents and students should consider healthy school lunch as a work in progress and insist on healthful plant-based school meals, snacks, and vending machine items. Guidance is available at www.fns.usda.gov/ cnd, www.healthyschoollunches.org, and www.vrg.org/family. Rex Cover RuskinACT Test Date and LocationsOctober 27 (registration deadline September 21) $50.50 or $35 without writing exam, late registration is an additional $22.SAT Test Date and LocationsOctober 6 (registration deadline September 7) Find us on the Webwww.ObserverNews.net

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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 Fitness One America visits local elementary schools Members of the Fitness One America team visiting the students at Summerfield Crossing.The goal of Fitness One Amer ica is to help support and aid in publicizing Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign in the effort to eliminate the Obesity problem which now confronts our nation. Childhood Obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 61 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period. According to the CDC, obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a populationbased sample of 5 to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Military leaders tell us that a high percent of rejections is because of obesity. The Fitness One America Team has previously appeared at 18 elementary schools in Hillsborough county and addressed more than 1000 children. The program is initiated with a 15 minute fitness talk by Fitness One American Chair man Sol Fried, age 91, who urges the children to take home a copy of his remarks so that the adults may cooperate in helping to avoid obesity. He is then followed by vicechairman, Dr. Jim Miller, age 84. Dr. Miller is a skilled raconteur and spends about 10 minutes telling a pertinent story to the children. Steven Attles or Kelly Emerson spend about 10 minutes leading the children in a few exercises to demonstrate how they can help prevent obesity. A short video is presented showing Sun City Centers seniors engaging in various athletic activities. After the video, the program is completed with Sol Frieds swing dancing with senior ladies Jan Cline or Dorothy Zander to emphasize that dancing can be an impor tant part of any exercise program. For more information call Sol Fried, Chairman, 813-634-7692 or email sfried25@tampabay.rr.com.Vintage wedding gowns highlight meetThe Brandon/East Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet Wed., Sept. 5 at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 East Sadie Street, Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. Leigh Anne Brown will present a walk through history and fashion with a display of vintage wedding gowns. Newcomers always welcome. For information call Dar lene Youmans at 671-8852.Letter to the EditorI urge you to support H.R. 5977Dear Editor: I highly urge all my fellow numismatists to support H.R. 5977 which amends the Hobby Protection Act of 1973 to include the sale of counterfeit coins. It is my under standing that this legislation would provide needed teeth to the Hobby Protection Act by adding language clearly and specifically targeting manufacturers, importers, or sellers of counterfeit items. I believe the influx of replica coins manufactured in China have brought the issue back in the spotlight. Basically, HR 5977 expands the 1973 Act beyond distribution to sales and marketing. I believe this will help stop the sales of counterfeit coins and slabs we quite often see on the internet and other places. Please ask your Congressman to support H.R. 5977 which was introduced on June 20 by Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas. H.R. 5977 has been referred to commit tee. In order to become law, it must be passed by the House of Representatives, the Senate and signed by the President. JR Rose Sun City Center The Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAY

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AUGUST 30, 2012 7 New land uses in SCC engage residents By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Two substantial parcels of open land and their potential uses today top the list of key interests for both Community Association leaders and members here. One is 5.23 acres sliced from the former driving range of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course and formally donated to the association last week by ClubLink Corporation, owner of the communitys courses. A new use of the small acreage has not yet been specified. The second is about 37 acres of raw land in a natural state on the communitys western edge, long a legal but unused part of it and now envisioned as a low impact recreational area for residents. Months in the making, the golf course donation was formalized August 21 with execution of an agreement by both CA and ClubLink managers that turned over about five and a quarter acres immediately north of the Atrium and fitness center complex on the Central Campus. ClubLink valued the five-acre parcel at about $100,000, noted Ed Barnes, SCC CA President, as he discussed the transaction following the closing. The sprawling former golf course, first of seven that eventually would be constructed in the retirement center as it grew to encompass the north and south sides of Sun City Center as well as Kings Point, was closed by former developer WCI Communities several years ago. Acquired as fallow land by ClubLink from WCI as part of a package deal when the former developer was sinking into bankruptcy, the old North Course has remained closed as a recreational facility under ClubLink ownership, its contoured, grassy acreage not yet put to any other uses. More than 400 homes surround the former course. In exchange for the five-plus acres, CA directors agreed to a few adjustments to the 1984 Agreement, a governing document drafted more than 25 years ago that bound both then and succeeding developers as well as then and subsequent CA leaderships. The contractual arrangement, which has been modified by mutual assent of the parties over the years, provided earlier CA boards with funds through periodic Letters of Credit as well as certain considerations while protecting some developer interests. Among the recent modifications is relinquishing by the CA of a right of first refusal in connection with any proposed sale of the North Course acreage. Since first proposed months ago, this concession in particular has been opposed by some CA members who have asserted it could place the community especially the surrounding North Course homeowners at risk of loss and that the right of refusal has calculable monetary value. Barnes, however, has pointed out repeatedly that CA members have not been willing to exercise the right in the past and he has consistently maintained that forfeiture of the right in no way precludes a CA purchase offer for the course acreage if it were to be put up for sale by ClubLink. As for use of the five-plus acres, CA directors are emphasizing this is a question to be answered by the membership. It is hoped that an impartial but extensive survey of CA members currently underway will clarify their priorities, Director Martin Hurwitz said this week, including their recommendations for use of that land. The CA board turned to a business consultant and University of Tampa marketing research professor last spring to conduct focus groups in the community and then survey the entire membership this summer in order to determine residents concepts for the community as its second half century opens. Dr. Erika Matulichs report based on information obtained entirely outside the purview of the CA leadership is to be presented October 4 during a 7 PM town hall session in Community Hall. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing in conjunction with the 37-acre parcel west of Del Webb Boulevard West, Hurwitz said. The land, part of the original community master plan and located due west of North Lake, has not been utilized and has not been accessible, partially because of a 20-foot right-of-way strip owned by Hillsborough County, he added. Another consideration is two building lots also in the way of ingress or egress and known as Tract D. Legal ownership of the two lots was clouded when Pulte Homes acquired the Del Webb development interests, after Del Webb, Sun City Centers first developer, sold remaining portions of the undeveloped community to its second developer, the director noted. Both obstacles to access, however, are being addressed by attorneys, Hurwitz said, with the county agreeing to provide an easement across the strip it holds and the ownership issue close to being successfully unraveled. Once verifying documentation is in hand, Hurwitz said construction can begin on a driveway west from Del Webb West into the acreage, opposite a point between Seton Hall and Vincennes Drives. The CA board foresees the site kept in a somewhat natural state but with added walking paths, perhaps designated picnic areas and maybe even an archery range, he added. However the site is utilized, Hurwitz emphasized the uses would be low impact. The intent, he indicated, is creating a residents retreat complementary to the West Campus a short distance to the south where the Tillers and Toilers maintain agricultural plots and access is available for the Nature Trail that leads to the Audubon birders shelter. Barring unforeseen complications, he suggested the project could be well underway before end of the year, about the same time residents are making clear their choices for best use of five acres of former golf course. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPHOTO COURTESY OF SCC CATo symbolize turnover of about five acres from the dormant North Lakes Golf Course owned by ClubLink Corporation to the Sun City Center Community Association, representatives of both groups ceremoniously cut a ribbon on the property last week. Taking part, left to right, were: Howie Griffin, CA director; Sam Sudman, CA director; Robert Visentin, ClubLink president; Ed Barnes, CA president; John Finlayson, ClubLink director of Florida golf operations; Al Alderman, CA director, and Martin Hurwitz, CA director.

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Soldier Army Pfc. Donshow D. Inmon has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police special ist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Inmon is the son of Diane Inmon of Carriage Pointe Drive, Gibsonton. He is a 2008 graduate of Richard C. Spoto High School, Riverview. Soldier Army National Guard Pvt. James T. Mitchell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of train ing, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and cer emony, marching, rifle marksman ship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Mitchell is the son of Leeanne Martin of Keene Road, Wimauma. He is a 2010 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin. Marine Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle G. Swartz, son of Robert Swartz, of Sun City Center, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Par ris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Swartz stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entrylevel military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Swartz endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon comple tion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Swartz is a 2009 graduate of Newsome High School of Lithia, Fla. 8 AUGUST 30, 2012AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. 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. Bake Sale Sunday, September 9 9 to noon Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon Hearts and Heroes Sat. September 29 noon to 4 p.m. Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and enter tainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand.Learn legal process of uncontested divorcesAn Uncontested Divorces in Florida class will be given at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4 in the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon. Participants in this free, for adult presentation will learn about the legal process involved in obtaining an uncontested divorce in Florida, and whether this relatively simple and inexpensive way to end a marriage is right for them. A question and answer session will follow the presentation by the Brandon Bar Association. The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s). For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call 813-273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.Womans Club to host International Food FestivalThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will be hosting its 3rd Annual International Food Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at their Historic Clubhouse located at 129 N. Moon Avenue in Brandon. Sample foods from England, India, the Carribean, Spain and the Hawaiian Islands and enjoy an intimate evening in the Brandon Junior Womans Clubs Historic Clubhouse. The clubhouse is noted as part of Brandons history by the National Historic Registry. This fundraiser will benefit their International Affairs department providing support to many organizations such as Save The Children, Heifer Foundation, Smile Train, Everyday Blessings and many others. They will also have several great raffle prizes that will be given out Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. To help stamp out world hunger they will be collecting non-perishable food items for their World Food Day Event. Bring your food items to the Food Festival on October 13 and receive a raffle ticket for a special raffle. Get your tickets now for $15 per person or $25 per couple. There is a limited number of tickets available so get your ticket today. To buy tickets you can Email Leslie Garcia, International Affairs Chairman at lhgarcia1@verizon.net or visit www.thebjwc.com.Pictured are members from the BJWC who hosted food from Ireland at last years Food Festival. Brandon Regional Hospital posts community events scheduleBrandon Regional Hospital has announced the following community events that will be held during the month of September. All events will be held in the Oakfield Medical Plaza on the campus of Brandon Regional Hospital, 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon unless otherwise noted. Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 262 pital Cafeteria Medical Plaza, Suite 258 Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Brandon Regional Hospital, Womens Center Lobby Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 262 Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 260 Oakfield Medical Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 260 field Medical Plaza, Suite 262 field Medical Plaza, Suite 262 Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com.Local Attorney assumes State Bar Leadership RoleApollo Beach attorney, Damon Glisson became the Chair of the Council of Sections of the Florida Bar in a ceremony at the Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 23. Mr. Glisson has been a delegate to the Council for eight years and has been the Secretary/Treasurer and Chair-Elect of the Council. The purpose of the Council of Sections is to foster communica tion among the various sections and divisions, improve communication between the Board of Governors and the sections and to advise the Board on matters pertaining to Policies and procedures that affect sections. The Council of Sections consists of the chairs of all of the 21 specialty secChair of Board of Legal Specialization and Education, the body that governs board certified attorneys. Sections represent over 31,000 attorney members and are primarily responsible for providing continuing legal education for the 93,000 members of the Florida Bar. To be a licensed attorney in Florida membership in the Florida Bar is mandatory. Mr. Glisson is also the Chair of the Leadership Conference of the Flor ida Bar to be held this month and is serving on the Board of Governors Long Range Planning Committee for the Florida Bar and the Executive Council of the General Practice, Small and Solo Firm Section. During the last 21 years Mr. Glisson has served on many committees and boards for the Florida Bar including the board of the Law Office Management and Assistance Service, the Committee on Technology, the Practice Management Section and the General Practice, Small and Solo Firm Section. He is the past chair of the Committee on Technology, the Practice Management Section and the first ever internet seminar for the Bar in 1996.Damon Glisson (L) and Eugene Pettit (R), President Elect of the Florida Bar, taken at the Leadership Conference, Tallahassee, July 13, 2012. Looking for good gas mileage?Angies List recommends the following tips for boosting gas mileage. Kick the tires: Make sure your tires are inflated properly. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure increases your mileage up to 3 per cent. Look on the drivers side door jamb or in your owners manual for your vehicles recommended tire pressure. Sleep all day, drive all night: Consider driving to your destination dur ing non-peak hours. Nearly half the energy needed to power your vehicle goes in acceleration. Unnecessary braking wastes that energy. Save the limbo for the beach: Dont get below one-eighth of a tank of gas. Your fuel pump is located at the bottom of the gas tank where sediment from gasoline can collect. The fuel pump can pick up the sediment, reducing your fuel efficiency. Slow down: Its tempting to race to your destination but speeding and rapid acceleration/deceleration decreases your gas mileage its bad for your transmission too. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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AUGUST 30, 2012 9 Alpha Idol 2012 So, you think you can sing? Would you like to help a pregnant teen or teen mother succeed in life? Were you a teen mother? Are you Vibrant and Energetic? Please contact Maria at 813-558-1370 ext.304 or email malfaro@gcjfcs.org for further informationWoman to Woman, a noprot program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, is seeking loving women who would like to serve as mentors to teenage moms. We have teens waiting to be matched with someone who will care, listen, and provide encouragement. Our goal is to offer a support system to help them complete high school.no criminal background794549-01 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/4/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Help needed for Riverview cemetery cleanup There will be a Sanford Cemetery volunteer cleanup day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 1, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Riverview cemetery is located on Cone Grove Road. Volunteers are needed to help restore the cemetery back to its glory days. If you would like to help with the cleanup, bring your helping hands, rakes, weedeaters, small mowers, gloves, bottled water and tree clippers. The physical activity will be good for your heart and the mental commitment will be good for your soul. For more information, email candymcbride@ msn.com A few of the headstones at the Sanford Cemetery in desperate need of some landscaping. Calling all Women of the Military Sea ServicesThe Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 begins its 25th year of service on September 8, 2012. This group functions as a local unit of the national or ganization known as WAVES National, which was formed in 1987. Currently there are over 100 such units throughout the United States. Their purpose is to support the par ent organization and to locate and communicate with former and retired female members of the seas services and to provide assistance and support to local women veterans in need as well as other veterans organizations whenever possible. Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview. Meetings are held in St. Annes Hall located at the rear of the church building. All women who served honor ably (including those current ly serving) in the U. S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Mar itime Service, or related reserve components, are eligible for membership. Stop by and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For more information call Jeannette Green, 813-657-9164.County Social Services now offers Self-Sufficiency Programs Hillsborough Countys Social Services Division has a new focus on long-term self-sufficiency for residents, and has funded several back-to-work programs through its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to help residents in that goal. The four programs are: Adult Education Financial Assistance County will pay for eligible residents to take the TABE testing used at the beginning of the GED process, attend GED prep classes, take the GED test, and attend English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes. The residents case manager will determine which of these services are required to complete a GED, based upon the residents TABE score. Hospitality Training County will pay for residents interested in a career in hotel guest services to attend a nine-week training program provided by Hillsborough Community College. Residents must be able to attend the entire day-time training program. Following the completion of the program, students will receive followup assistance in gaining a job. Employment Training Financial Assistance County will provide financial assistance, as deemed necessary, to residents for employment-related training that will lead to employment upon completion. The residents case manager will determine the type of training, length of term and costs that are eligible for assistance. After-School Care Financial Assistance County will pay for after-school care for the schoolage children of limited number of eligible residents to allow them to maintain their work schedule. Child-care must be provided by a licensed childcare provider, and resident must provide proof and cost of child care services provided. These programs have a limited number of openings and are firstcome, first served. Funding is currently only available through September 30. Depending on the success of these programs, they may be re-funded next fiscal year. To be eligible, residents must have a household income that is 125% below the federal poverty guidelines. For example, this means less than $13,962.50 for a single person or less than $28,812.50 for a family of four. The complete chart that shows the income limits for all household sizes is on the Social Services webpage. Proof of income must be provided for all household mem bers for the past 12 months. Residents that participate in these programs also must be willing to meet with a County Social Services case manager at their local Neighborhood Service Center to create a plan for obtaining selfsufficiency and to discuss their progress. In addition when applying for these programs, residents must provide picture identification, Social Service cards for all members of the household, documentation of U.S. citizenship or proof of legal resident status, and two proofs of Hillsborough County residency. For more information and to find if they are eligible for these programs, residents should visit or contact their nearest County Neighborhood Service Center and speak with a case manager. Spanish-speaking case managers are available at the Centers. SouthShore Center 201 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570 Phone: 813-671-7648Community Foundation looking to shareThe Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center would welcome the opportunity to speak at your next meeting or luncheon. They have put together a presentation (about 30 minutes) which might be called Community Foundation 101, a simple explanation of who they are and what they do. Theyll keep it light and are certain you will find this very interesting. For more information call Barbara VanEycken 633-3363.

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10 AUGUST 30, 2012 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com Evening Hours Available for Your ConvenienceOfce of: ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.(Ages 5 and up) MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. 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The news was reporting that tropical storm Isaac was going way west, but you never know with these storms. It could have done a Charlie and turned at the last minute. The storm had more than the usual media attention due to the RNC bringing tens of thousands of convention attendees to the area. Imagine what a direct hit or even a close pass by would have meant with that going on. Once again we were spared. In a way, that is worrisome to me. So many times over the weekend I heard people comment that this area never gets hit. They hadnt bought the first battery or a single gallon of water. Instead, it was an occasion to party. To be fair, I did a little bit of that myself. But only after I bought enough dry goods to last a couple of days in case the power went out. I also made sure I had cash on hand. In addition to thinking about what Husband would want to eat, I also had to think about the Chamber. Even if Isaac skirted by, it was predicted to be a full hurricane, not the tropical storm Debby was when she dumped days of rain and hurled wind at us in May. On Friday, I took the precaution of shutting down and unplugging all computers, the copier and the TV. Church groups were scheduled to use the banquet room on Saturday and Sunday and face it, there isnt much you can do to protect a 3,800 square foot space. The offices, on the other hand, are the beating heart and joyful soul of our business. All the files are backed up in this cloud thingy my IT guy assures me is up there somewhere (there were a LOT of clouds up there, so I guess one of them had our data!) I worry that many of our smaller businesses dont have a plan for recovering from a disaster. I worry they have become complacent and leave things like this up to providence. What would happen if this By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and businessarea lost power for several weeks? How could these businesses continue to function? And here Im talking more than just a need for sandbags and bottled water. Im talking computerized cash registers that wont work. Deposits that cant be deposited. Phone calls that cant be made because towers are down. Medical equipment that doesnt operate. Most businesses dont have a plan because they dont know where to begin. Here is a clue: Google business disaster recovery plans and there are literally more than 4 million responses. Narrow the search to the type of business and find one that closely matches yours. Then tweak as necessary and its done! Maybe there really is some kind of atmospheric anomaly that creates a dome of protection over the Tampa Bay area. Maybe we are just incredibly lucky. But I still support the theory of being prepared. (The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and we all know where it resides now.) Me? Im keeping the food and the batteries on hand for a few more months. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ Labor Day Holiday, Mon., Sept. 3. All Libraries will be closed Mouse and Keyboard, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Limit: 20 eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps, Wed., Sept. 5, 10:15 to 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. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Classes, Wed., Sept. 5, 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Cosponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hills borough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Paper Crafting for Adults, Wed., Sept. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of paper crafting using the latest Stampin Up. products. Create beautiful cards using stamps, ribbons, embellishments and more, design scrapbook page layouts using fast and fun techniques, and make unique 3D creations. No photographs required. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 20 Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jongg Club, Wed., Sept. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library SouthShore Needle People Wed., Sept. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project and ask questions.

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AUGUST 30, 2012 11I didnt know why I was doing it, McDowell said. We started having people show up out here just to see Dry Creek. My wife asked what she should tell people it was like a Kevin Costner thing. I told her to tell people I was building backdrops for cowboy poetry. But McDowell expanded upon the Kevin Costner thing in the movie Field of Dreams. It wasnt enough to say, If you build it, they will come. Mc Dowell reinforced it with, If you build it and believe in it, they will come. And they did come. Armed with a $100 camera and some volunteers, dreams of a tele vision show soon began to take shape. Word got around and cowboys and actors showed up in support. Then professional director Christian Moriarty volunteered, along with a soundman and other crewmembers. Like the others, Moriarty came because he saw McDowells passion. He believed it; he believed in McDowell and his show. Things are a lot different than they used to be, McDowell said on August 17. Takes and retakes were shot, with the director shouting, Camera rolling! and hours of work. The upcoming fall season of the series will be better than ever. Dry Creek is the kind of show that you can watch with your children and not be embarrassed. After rocketing to fame from YouTube to national exposure via BlueHighways TV, it is a televi sion show that harkens back to a more simple time, not only on the set itself but also in spirit. It recalls a time when, according to McDowell, your word was your bond. Across the country, millions of people have access to Dry Creek on BlueHighways TV. In the Tampa Bay area, subscrib NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! Dreams come true in Dry Creek ers to Verizon FIOS can watch it on channel 246 at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. BlueHighways TV has approached local cable company Bright House about carrying the channel and they indicated that would be possible if their sub scribers request it. McDowell is passionate about family-friendly TV. In conver sation, he refers to such iconic shows as Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, and The Waltons, all shows that would be more costly to produce in todays environment of low-cost reality TV. During his years in radio, he was the voice and the star that hundreds of thousands of people heard, but in Dry Creek, he is restrained. Yes, he created the show. Yes, he writes the scripts and appears in the episodes. But he is increasingly aware it isnt about him anymore. It is some thing that he hopes could change the landscape of television again. It is something that he hopes can change some lives. He says he doesnt want to go back in time (I like my iPhone too much.), but he does want to bring some of what was good back then into today. Tropical Storm Isaac passed the Gulf Coast of Florida with not so much as a glancing blow. McDowells town of Dry Creek came through OK, with the exception of as it would have been back in the 1880s. In 1880, the population of Tampa was just 720 people; it was an isolated village in an unforgiving environment. Back then, you often had no choice but to count on your neighbors. That is just what happens in Dry Creek and that is what McDowell is trying to show. Its OK to help your neighbors. Its OK to slow down a little in this fast-paced world. A generation or two ago, some kids built model airplanes or built train sets. When Les McDowell was a kid, he helped his father build a stagecoach. As an adult, he worked on the fringes of Hol lywood and in the show business of big market radio. Today he is a struggling producer of a family television series and he sees it as a big step up. Everything Ive ever done in my life has led to this, he said. It is a dream. We are working with no budget. It has been a whirlwind and Im not giving up on it. I wish I could take credit for it, but there is something more going on here. I never would have gotten this far on my own. Recently, executives at Blue that Dry Creek had been nomi nated for a CableFAX award for Best Family Friendly Show or Series. The nomination puts the show into the league of program ming from much larger networks, including Lifetime, HBO, ABC Family, Showtime and others. Upon learning of the nomina tion, McDowell updated the Dry Creek Facebook page with an image of the Little Engine That Could climbing a hill repeating the words, I think I can. I think I can. Dry Creek with virtu ally no budget but with a cast and crew of talented people who believe in McDowell and in the idea that American families will again embrace family program ming, has become the Little Town That Could. With no television profession als to guide them and only a $100 camera, the producers of Dry Creek set out in May of 2010 at the foot of the proverbial moun tain with a goal of reaching the peak, BlueHighways TV said in a press release. As word spread about Dry Creek people wanted to be involved. Professionals with state-of-the-art cameras and sound equipment volunteered their time, and the cast and crew spent weekends gathering donations of lumber and props to help the little town of Dry Creek grow. Along the way, BlueHighways TV saw Dry Creek come together with a passion to provide quality family programming that matched its own. In two years, Dry Creek has gone from posted YouTube clips to nationwide distribution, with 12 HD episodes on BlueHighways TV. For BlueHighways TV, it is more than just a feather in their cap. They believe in the show, too. Competition for the CableFAX consider that Dry Creek / Blue Highways TV making it into the of the quality programming that Les McDowell and his cast and crew put in every episode, said Denise Hitchcock, BlueHighways TV executive vice president of marketing and public relations. We are very excited about Dry Creek even before it was nomi nated for an award. Now we want everybody to know about it. Something is happening in a little town from the past built on a dream. There is something magical about the place. There is something magical in how the actors and crew come together to produce something bigger than themselves, a program that is gaining national attention, despite petitors. It might be called faith perhaps in God or perhaps in the hope that American families will embrace them and even help them. Whatever it is, dreams are coming true in Dry Creek. Just before dusk on a Friday night outside of Parrish, a quick prayer is spoken, thanks are uttered and the director shouts, Camera rolling! as the digital clapper sounds a loud clap! And with that, dreams in Dry Creek are still being made. You can help Dry Creek by calling Bright House to request that BlueHighways TV and Dry Creek be added to their programming lineup. The tollfree number is 888-289-8988 or locally at 813-316-2626. Although millions of people have access to Dry Creek across the country, Bright House serves hundreds of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area and across Central Florida, many of whom may enjoy family programming from a local production. For more information about Dry Creek, click Like on their new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Dry CreekTV. For information about BlueHighways TV, visit www. bluehighwaysTV.com. The CableFAX award winners will be announced during a ceremony on Oct. 30 at the W Hotel in New York City. Dry Creek creator Les McDowell works with actor Roger James as assistant director Melvia Kingen looks on during filming at the set near Parrish. Actor Roger Power of Four Mountains James in a scene for the episode, You Reap What You Sow. The episode will appear this fall on BlueHighways TV.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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AUGUST 30, 2012 13 CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 SEPTEMBER EVENTS2:30-4 p.m. Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group Aging Gracefully Support Group. COPD Support Group Diabetes Support Group. Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. Can Hearing Loss Contribute to Dementia? Grief, Loss or Depression Support Grouphas been leading the channel dredging endeavor since shortly after ABWIG was re-instituted some four years ago to reprise its channel cleaning efforts of the mid-1990s. With sufficient monies now committed, dredging the South Channel is scheduled to get underway early in April, 2013, Berkstresser said. It is anticipated that clearing the waterway bottom in a 60-foot wide swath to a seven-foot depth of some 5,000 cubic yards of silt will begin at the No. 2 Marker and proceed into the Bal Harbor section, then turn the corner into the access to Symphony Isles and Mira Bay a distance of about a nautical mile or approximately 6,000 feet. The dredged material is to be deposited on undeveloped Sunset Isle. Berkstresser can be this precise about the South Channel because he now has in hand results of the commissioned bathymetric study. He received it, he noted this week, in July about three months before the protected and slowmoving West Indian Manatees begin their annual trek up Tampa Bay to bask in their winter waters warmed by Tampa Electrics Big Bend plant outflow, charming visitors to the manatee viewing station. We simply cannot dredge between November and April, he asserted. And much work remains to be done before the first scoops full can be lifted out. Then, theres the matter of permits. At least one of the several required by various agencies expires on September 30, and yet another new one may become necessary, he said. All of it considered, the Apollo Beach channel dredging delayed, but on courseAutumn, 2012, timeline has become a potentially crippling time crunch, demanding a longer perspective, Berkstresser said, a tough decision, but good management. Consequently, a new timetable is in place. He said the ABWIG board would choose by the end of September from proposals submitted by local engineering firms to take on the project management in terms of obtaining all of the required permits. Requests for Proposals from dredging firms should go out in October and November is earmarked for evaluation of the responses, he added. Berkstresser said he foresees award of the South Channel dredging contract in early December, with a start date early in April. The job itself probably would require six to eight weeks for completion, he estimated. In the meantime, the manager noted with appreciation the numerous sources of contributions that will make the Phase I project possible. In addition to the two largest donations by Tampa Electric and Mosaic, he said Symphony Isles put in $35,000, the Mira Bay Mariners through their door-to-door efforts around Mira Bay as well as from their own treasury gave a total of $15,000, and Lance Ringhavers Caterpillar dealership made an in-kind contribution valued at $10,000, he said. The residents of AB added in another $4,500 during that door-to-door solicitation, the Mystery Dinner event at The Boulevard netted another $4,500, then Lands End Marina kicked in $2,500 and so did Circles Restaurant, Berkstresser said. Another $2,500 came from Craig Beggins at Century 21 Real Estate and Andalucia dug into its pockets for $3,000. When it comes to challenges, Berkstresser indicated, such supporters of the endeavor have shown the way. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSABWIG organizer Len Berkstresser answers questions during a meeting at the Tampa Sailing Squadron on August 21. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ruskin Aerie 4351 meets at 1205 1st St. S.W., Ruskin. For more information call (813) 645-2922 or visit the official Eagles website at foe.com.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ................ Bingo Tuesday Night ......... Bar Cards Friday Night .................... FYN (Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night ............. 5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing Saturday Night ............. 6 p.m. Live Entertainment 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, Sept. 6 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon & Co., from 7 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Music by TJ and Ella 7 11 p.m. Every Sunday Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast from 7:30 10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert & Sassy from 5:30 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 Planning meeting at 6 p.m. followed by House meeting at 7 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1 5 p.m., kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m., Bingo at 6 p.m.

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14 AUGUST 30, 2012 Informative Lecture SeriesCall 8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 to reserve your spotT h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t esHo w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi ch a e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3 ( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i 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., Sept. 134:00 p.m. Sun City Center Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts 1 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL for 2 2 for $3999+ tax Golf Club at Cypress Creek 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Isaac crashes the party as a no-showBy mitch@observernews.netTAMPA A troop of National Guard soldiers emerged from two white passenger vans and stood in formation at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin on Saturday. Little Harbor had to be among the safest places on the planet over the weekend when it became the quarters for National Guardsmen and law enforcement officers from around the state. A large rigid hull inflatable was docked with four 300-horsepower outboards on the stern, along with several other law enforcement vessels. In the cockpit, officers inspected their automatic weapons. The law enforcement personnel, along with 50,000 expected visitors and 15,000 members of the media, are here for the Republican National Convention. At Little Harbor, the large contingent of officers mingled with the tourists during the evening hours, leaving the resort largely quiet during the day. Shifts, however, varied and security for a possible president and tens of thousands of participants in the political process is a 24-hour business. Downtown Tampa has become a fortress with fences and barricaded streets. On every street corner, there are law enforcement officers. On nearly every street are messages to the masses. Near Lykes Gaslight Park downtown, a truck bearing an advertisement from the Obama campaign passed a group of cars with stuffed dogs tied to the roof, a dig at an old story about Mitt Romney. At Channelside, supporters of A. Zombie gathered around their candidate. No, hes not on the ballot; it is a public relations ploy to encourage programming from AMC Network to be returned to the DISH network. That A. Zombie and his attractive, utterly generic and quite human firstlady-like wife were giving away free drinks at Stumps Supper Club suggests that more than a few write-in votes will be likely come November. Assuming hes still alive.er, deadthen. His wife Patty was quoted as saying, Hell stay in this even if it kills him again. Delegates, convention guests and other supporters of the soonto-be nominee Mitt Romney were scattered throughout, taking in their host city and hoping to become a part of history. Signs were stacked up in the protest zones, but few protestors attended. Tropical Storm Isaac suddenly crashed the party, and then just as suddenly became a no-show. On Monday, 5,000 protestors were expected for a march to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, but only an estimated 500 turned out. Rainsqualls kept most people inside, and regardless, the convention wasnt set to begin until the next day. But the political process, ever more a showy production by both parties, will continue with protestors protesting and delegates voting, and then life in America will move on. Soon, very soon, Tampa will be off the worlds stage and everything will return to normal here once again. Assuming, of course, A. Zombie will choose to move on as well. A. Zombie and wife Patty stumble towards Stumps Supper Club at Channelside during a campaign appearance at the Republican National Convention.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO / OBSERVER NEWSSigns welcome visitors to Tampa for the Republican National Convention. Also in clear evidence are thousands of law enforcement personnel, barricades and closed roads near the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the main convention events will be held. Delegates and guests to the RNC dress the part in a show of patriotism and support. On Sunday, hundreds of buses used to shuttle delegates from Tampa Bay area hotels to the convention downtown stood at ready at the Port of Tampa.

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AUGUST 30, 2012 15 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Goodwill Donors enjoy free admission to the Florida AquariumSamaritan Services to meetThe Samaritan Services Alzheimers Monthly meeting will be held on September 5 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Gail Gause, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. For more information call Doris at 634-3489 or the office at 634-9283.League offers valuable nonpartisan information to Florida votersPost-Polio Support Group to meet Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group of Southern Hillsborough County will meet at noon on Thursday, September 20 at Dennys on S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. The meeting is a pay on your own luncheon, with numerous topics to be discussed. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of the every month September through May, with no meeting the month of December. The Post-Polio group also meets the first Friday of every month, year long, at 10 a.m. at Sunshine Cafe, S.R. 674 in Sun City Center. For more information call, Pam Vogelsang (813) 642-8707 or email her at flgrammypam@yahoo. com, put PPS in the subject box. With eleven complex constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot, many Floridians are already looking for information about what they mean and their potential impact, if passed. Fortunately, the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund has trained educators who are willing to speak to groups throughout the state at no charge. League speakers are well-informed about the issues and amendments that will appear on the ballot, and they are standing by to help voters gain the knowledge they need to cast an informed vote this elections season. These are some of the most complicated and confusing amendments we can remember seeing, says League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab. Our speakers are well-trained and ready to share their knowledge with the voting public. The League receives thousands of calls, emails and letters each elections season from voters who are looking for nonpartisan information about the candidates and issues that will appear on their ballot. In addition to the Leagues Voter Guide, which will be published in September, League speakers are an excellent resource for Florida voters. Organizations interested in scheduling a League speaker should contact LWVFEF Speakers Bureau Coordinator Katie Pospyhalla at (850) 224-2545 or LWVFintern@gmail. com.Audit of machines used in Primary Election completedThe Hillsborough County Canvassing Board successfully completed the post-election manual audit of the voting systems used in the August 14 Primary Election. In accordance with Florida Election Laws, the purpose of the audit is to ensure the proper tabulation of all voting equipment used in the Primary Election. Completion of the manual audit concludes the 2012 Primary Elec tion where election-night results were reported in an accurate and timely manner. Audit results will be posted at www.VoteHillsborough.org. Back by popular demand, The Florida Aquarium is offering free admission to Goodwill donors again this fall. During September, each person who drops off clothing or household items at any Goodwill IndustriesSuncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for up to three free tickets to The Florida Aquarium, one for each paid adult ticket. Thats a BOGO savings of up to $65.85, just for getting rid of items you no longer need! The coupons are redeemable at The Florida Aquarium until Nov. 30. The incentive is intended to boost donations to Goodwill during a period when they typically drop off, following the back-to-school season. The partnership between the two nonprofit organizations is a natural, since Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium are linked by their mutual commitment to the environment. Items donated to Goodwill are repurposed rather than being relegated to landfills. Donations support Goodwills services for people who are disabled, elderly or unemployed. For the location of the nearest Goodwill donation site, visit www. goodwill-suncoast.org.MOAA luncheon to highlight Operation WarmheartMaster Sergeant Car los Chavez will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meeting / luncheon on Wednesday, September 5, at the Sun City Center Atrium. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Florida Room ($14). Master Sergeant Chavez is the First Sergeant, 6th Maintenance Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is directly responsible to the Commander for health, morale, welfare, and disciplinary matters for 215 military and civilian personnel. The 6th Maintenance Squadron performs 24/7 operations for the 6th Air Mobility Wing and Air Mobility Command (AMC). He will discuss Operation Warmheart, which is among the several organizations ready to support Airmen and their families in times of need. One of its missions is to provide emergency grants to MacDill AFB members.MSgt. Carlos Chavez

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16 AUGUST 30, 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 ........................................ Hispanic Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................ Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided 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. Area Obituaries Dorothy Railey BishopDorothy Railey Bishop, 99, of Wimauma, Florida was born December 22, 1912 in Adrian Georgia. She was educated in Georgia at Womens College of Georgia, receiving her degree in Elementary Education from Valdosta State College. After 25 years she retired from teaching in Georgia and Florida. Mrs. Bishop first married Johnny F. Railey, a senior railroad conductor, and had two children together. She then married James F. Bishop in 1972 following Mr. Raileys death in 1944. After moving to Wimauma with Mr. Bishop she was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wimauma. Mrs. Bishop was a gracious and loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was strongly devoted to her family and is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Johnson; son, Johnnie F. Railey; grandchildren, Janet, Judy, Bradley, Johnny and Todd; great grandchildren, Lauren, Elizabeth, Myles, Sydney, Megan, Kayla, and Nicholas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and members of the Bishop family. Mrs. Bishop will also be missed by her devoted caregiver Ms. Janet Sauls. Flowers accepted, or donations may be made in memory of Dorothy Railey Bishop to Lifepath Hospice or American Heart Association. Viewing services were held on Monday, August 27 and burial services were held on August 28 at National Cremation 308 E College Ave. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery. Jane CheeversJane Cheevers of Sun City Center and Marshfield, Massachusetts died on August 13. She is survived by her daughter Patti and son-in-law Gary Nugent, four grandchildren Jason, Nicole, Elizabeth and Christian Nugent, by her neice Marjorie Kassinger and her husband Mike and their children Lisa and Brian, and by her great great nieces Kailey, Brianni and her namesake Nylah Jane. The life of Jane Cheevers, legendary director of Sun City Centers annual Follies show, will be celebrated at a memorial service on Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe church south of SR 674 on Route 301. As a professional dancer and choreographer, she brought her talent to Sun City Center in 1991 and for nearly two decades was the guiding force behind the communitys largest entertainment event. Under her direction, the Follies gained a reputation as the premier showcase for song, dance and comedy. Income from the Pelican Players productions, particularly the annual Follies, has allowed the organization to contribute more than $300,000 in scholarship funds to area students. An award has been established in Jane Cheevers name for the outstanding performer in each years Follies show. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pelican Players Scholarship Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 5142, Sun City Center, Fl 33571.Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Christopher Lee EtheridgeChristopher Lee Etheridge of Ruskin, Florida was born on December 8, 1958 and passed away on August 23, 2012. He was a loving father survived by two sons, Eric Etheridge of North Ft. Myers, Kyle Etheridge of Ruskin, and one daughter, Jillian Etheridge of Ruskin; his mother, Eva Etheridge of St. Cloud, FL. and five siblings. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 at the Sun City Center Christian Center, 17566 U.S. HWY 301 S. He will always be loved and missed!Mirriam Gene GriggsMirriam Gene Griggs, 87, passed away Aug. 21, 2012 at Sun City Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruth Harris, and her husband, Clark Griggs. She was born on November 26, 1924 in Iowa, but spent the majority of her life in Brooklyn, MI. She was co-founder of Griggs Real Estate and was active in the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, and St Andrew Presbyterian Church in SCC. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Moore of Redford, MI, Patricia (Hank) Wesch of San Diego, CA; sons, David (Deb) of Rapid River, MI and Bronson (Cathy) of Ruskin, FL.; a sister, Ellen Bowser of Michigan Center, MI; a brother, Lorene (Elizabeth) Harris of Vandercook Lake, MI and several nieces and nephews. She had 37 grandchildren, including great and great-great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date in Michigan. Genie made friends wherever she went and was loved my many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice.Jeanne S. HiteJuly 31, 1916 August 24, 2012 A thirty-eight year resident of Sun City Center, FL, Jeanne Hite, passed away on August 24 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, McIntosh (1915-1999), and is survived by their two sons, Stephen of Durham, NC and Donald of St. George, UT along with 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A 1934 graduate of Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD, Jeanne worked many years in Maryland in the real estate business. She was also a past Maryland State President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. A graveside service is being arranged by Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. A memorial service at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Durham, NC is planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeannes memory to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Dr., UTC/FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612 (Phone: 800-456-3434 X 1403) would be appreciated by the family.Frank T. HoffmanFrank T. Hoffman, 90, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on Aug 19, 2012. A native of Louisville, KY. he retired from ASRC in 1981 and was a WWII Army veteran. Marjorie S. LairdMarjorie S. Laird, 85 of Sun City Center died Thursday, August 16, 2012, at LifePath Hospice House. Marje, a loving wife and mother, is survived by her daughter, Ann E. Laird, of Sun City Center; son, Richard H. Laird, III and his wife, Mary C. Rowe, of Ashland, Virginia; three grandchildren, Rich and his wife Jessica, Chris and his wife Brittany, and Jessica; a greatgrandchild, Rorie; a sister, Mary S. Humrich of Evans, Georgia; a brotherin-law Robert H. Laird and his wife Jane of Marco Island, Florida. She graduated from the University of Michigan and was a high school teacher in both Texas and Delaware before moving to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware with her late husband, Richard H. Laird, Jr., in 1987. Marje enjoyed her retirement years in Sun City Center and made many good friends. She was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, where the memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to LifePath Hospice or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Payne); 4 sons, Tom, Steve, Dan and Bob; a daughter, Theresa; a sister, Louise; a brother George; 10 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, an avid golfer and Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan. Interment is at the Florida National Cemetary. It is requested that memorial donations be sent to LifePath Hospice at Sun City Center. continued at top of page Frank T. Hoffman obituary continuedKenneth Dale MullinsKenneth Dale Mullins, 53 of Wimauma, Fla passed away August 26, 2012. He was a lawn and landscape artist. He was preceded in death by two sons, Nathan Paul Mullins and Jason Aaron Luddington, a brother, Mark Randal Mullins and his grandparents, Hatler and Maggie Mullins and Melvern and Eunice Smith. Survivors include his parents, Paul K. and Carolyn D. Mullins, two daughters, LaDonna Victoria (Chris) Odom, and Lisa Michella (Augusto) Velazquez, two sons, Kenneth Dale Mullins II and Ryan Morris (Candy) Luddington, two sisters, Tina Lynn (Ron) Ruth and Saundra Beth (Dale) Jones, a brother, Robert Wayne Spitler, three grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews and a grand niece, Ashton Michaela Spitler. Funeral service were held on Tuesday, August 28 at River of Life Christian Center, 6819 Krycul Avenue, Riverview, FLa. Burial Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Friendship Baptist Church is busyCheck out the free movie The Wood Carver at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Friendship Baptist Church located at 1511 El Rancho in Sun City Center. Their movie night is always the last Saturday of the month. The church also has a very active Missionary Group that consistently fills a barrel with items for children in Liberia. Also Pastor Goad is back behind the pulpit after some medical issues and all are delighted with his recovery. For more information about Friendship Baptist Church call 813-642-0911.No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11d d

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AUGUST 30, 2012 17 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. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net 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; Mens & Womens Bible Studies; & much moreSaturday Night Service Northside adopts Word of Life ProgramIn preparation for launching the Word of Life program, Word of Life missionary, Andy Anderson, held several meetings with youth, their leaders and parents. A special Youth Kick-off service was held during the worship service at Northside Baptist Church of Ruskin on Sunday, August 12. Word of Lifes purpose is to reach todays youth through evangelism, discipleship, and leader ship training as well as to help local churches develop vibrant youth ministries. Pastor Sam Roach, the leadership team and the youth are dedicated to growing in the faith.Care for a game of cards?The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your own table in advance and come to their monthly, Dessert Card Party from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call 813633-2460.Singers perform at Florida Gospel Music Association conventionOn Friday, August 31 thru Sunday, September 1 the Florida Gospel Music Association will hold its convention presenting a series of Gospel performers at the Wimau ma Convention Center. A $5 donation is requested at the door along with a love offer ing received at each of the 6 p.m. evening concerts. For more information call 407788-6556 or visit www.fgma.org. Three-day Heart examination at Witnesses conventionPeople may often hear the expression Follow your heart but rarely hear Safeguard your heart. This latter phrase will be heard many times during the 2012 district conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses. The three-day conventions are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31 thru September 2 in Spanish also September 7-9 and the 14-16 in English at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. The witnesses are handing out personal invitations to everyone interested in improving their knowledge of the Bible. Its free, no contribution plates passed, no admission fee. The convention theme is Safeguard your heart. The program will include a series of talks, demonstrations and live-action drama instructing how protecting the figurative heart, according to the Bible standards, will enhance spir itual well-being, family life and overall happiness. For more information call 813928-4181 or visit www.jw.org.Calvary Lutheran youth attend 2012 ELCA Youth GatheringThe energy of more than 34,000 Christian high school students filled the streets of New Orleans for the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, and 31 youth and adult members from Apollo Beachs Calvary Lutheran Church were thrilled to be among them. With the biblical theme of Citizens with the Saints, the Gathering focused on the core practices of Justice, Peacemaking, and Disciple ship. Calvary youth joined thousands of others in inspiring educational and worship experiences, as well as actively participated in localized servant-based projects benefitting New Orleans residents directly. Each night, the youth took over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for worship among their peers, music celebrations with groups like Rhema Soul and Switchfoot, and guest speakers such as the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee from Liberia. John Hagleberg, a 14-year-old Calvary member attending for the first time, found the Youth Gathering incredible. I had heard it being described all these years since my mom and sister went, but nothing they said lived up to what I experienced, said Hagleberg. It was truly an indescribable event! The ELCA Youth Gathering is a four-day national event for high school Christians held every three years by the Evangelical Lutheran Church. This years Gathering took place July 18-22 in New Orleans, LA, and was the seventh time Calvary Lutheran Church has had the privilege to participate. The next ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in 2015 in Detroit, MI and Calvary youth are already excited to send new attendees to this life and faith changing event. 31 members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA. UCC Singles GroupIt might be a holiday, it may be 8:30 a.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Bob Evans or a trip to a local feature, the Singles Group of United Community Church has planned. You never know where you will find the singles. It was a pot luck dinner and swim time for the group this month.PHOTO BY HAZEL MARTINSeated left to right, Bev Majewski, Sandra Glenner ,Roz Cruthis, and Lois Stone; Standing left to right, Jane Kutsch, Nancy Wyrick, Marne Zieg and Phyllis Arentson.

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18 AUGUST 30, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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 Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever!OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy 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 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? MANUFACTURERS REBATESave up to$20 per window$100 per dooron selected productsExpires 9/30/12 Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any computer software thats designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I dont want to spend a lot of money. Searching Grandson Dear Searching, There are actually a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software thats designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience. These software packages can transform most Microsoft Windows personal computers (PCs) some work with Macs and tablets too into a much simpler computer experience that provides seniors easy access to most functions like sending and receiving email, browsing the Internet, making video calls, looking at photos, playing games and more. Here are some top options to check out.Free SoftwareSince its completely free, a good place to start is at Eldy, an Italian nonprofit organization that provides simplified computer software Simplified computer software that can help seniors get onlineBy Jim Miller in 25 different languages including English. Available to download at www.eldy.eu, this software works on PCs that use Windows and Linux systems, Macs and Android tablets. Once installed, Eldy converts the computers desktop into a simple six-button menu that has large text, color contrasts and simplified instructions (no confusing icons) that makes it easy to see, understand and operate. The six-button menu puts seniors literally one-click-of-the-mouse away from simplified versions of email, the Web, Skype for video calls, chat groups, a simple word processing program and more. Its also worth noting that Eldy software works on touch-screen computers too, and they also offer online tech-support.Fee-Based ServicesIf, however, you dont mind spending a little money, there are also a number of companies that offer software similar to Eldy, but provide a few extra enticing features. One of the best deals is offered through SeeYouLink (seeyoulink.com) which has a three-month free trial and charges only $4.95 per month after that. SeeYouLinks web-based software will transform any mouseoperated or touch-screen Windows-based PC, into a simplified big-button operating system with large fonts and color contrasts. This will give your grandmother easy access to a host of functions that she can select from like email, Web browsing, video call ing, brain-fitness games, movies, Facebook, a calendar that sends reminders and much more. In addition, this service also provides a remote access feature that will give you and other family members the ability to access your grandmothers computer system from literally any computer anywhere in the world, so you can help her set things up, show her websites, schedule appointments, or guide her through any other questions or problems she might have. And, when you or your grandmother needs help, SeeY ouLink offers free tech-support both online and over the phone. In addition to SeeYouLink, some other companies worth a look that offer similar services include InTouchLink (intouchlink. com), which can be used on a PC, Mac or iPad and costs $13.75 per month or $150 per year. Pointer Ware (pointerware.com), which works on Windows PCs and costs a one-time fee of $149, or you can subscribe monthly for $8 per month. And BigScreenLive (bigscreenlive.com), that operates on Windows PCs and runs $9.95 per month for an annual membership.Senior-Friendly ComputersIf you find that you would rather purchase your grandmother a new computer thats designed for seniors and is ready to go right out of the box, you have options here too. Two of the most popular are the Telikin (telikin.com, 800-2303881) which costs between $699 and $999 this same computer is also sold as the WOW computer through firstSTREET. And MyGait (mygait.com, 866-469-4248), which runs $799 or $899 plus a $20 monthly service fee. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, The Savvy SeniorNorman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekC.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.FaithFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a loving C.A.R.E. volun teer. She is a loving and friendly young cat. Faith iis now looking for a forever home with a loving FAITH RUSS The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin. For more information call (813) 645-5919, or visit www. lodge813.moosepages.org. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday .............. 5-7 p.m ......Chefs Special by Moose Legion Every Thursday ................. 5-7 p.m ......Wings Every Friday ...................... 5-7 p.m ......Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m ....Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, August 31 .............. 7-11 p.m ....Nickel and Dime Saturday, September 1 ...... 7-11 p.m ....Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, September 7 .......... 7-11 p.m ....Bert and Sassy Saturday, September 8 ...... 7-11 p.m ....Karaoke with Kim Mullins Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 upcoming eventsowner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and micro chipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of keeping the Faith in your fam ily? DOB: February, 2, 2010.RussRuss is a Terrier mix with the most heart melting eyes. With an invite, he will lie upside down in your lap and take a nap. Russ enjoys running in the play yard with his furry friends, playing in the doggy pool, and getting kisses. He is such a great dog! Russ would do best in a dog savvy home with a patient and loving owner. Russ is neutered, current on his shots, and microchipped. DOB: July 02, 2009. CARE is a non-profit, nokill animal shelter for abused and abandoned cats and dogs located in Ruskin. In addition to a shelter, CARE also offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the hopes of deterring the homeless pet population in the Ruskin Community.

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19AUGUST 30, 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 4pmTHE 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 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES The Observer News will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. Deadline for move to Friday, August 31 at 4pm. for the Sept. 6th editionName: ____________________________________________________ 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. : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 105 PERSONALThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. BK 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALEA lmost New T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateAbove The Rest Come celebrate our 2yr anniver sary. Meet our new staff, see our new changes. New inventory, new discounts.. Free refreshments & gifts. Saturday only, Sept. 1. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Aug. 29 & 31Closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekendSummer Entertainment Sale 2 for 1 on all DVDs, CDs and Books 312 ESTATE SALES Cell: 382-7536 335 MUSICPiano. Steinway, model A, grand. Built 1894, rebuilt 1964.. Bring your tuner & will negotiate price. 813633-0396 354 MEDICALF or sale. 3 wheel walker with basket $100. Bedside rail $15. Bedside commode $10. 813-634-1681360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515370 LA WN AND GARDENR emodeling: S elling Ken===more white refrigerator, great condition & working order $150 obo. Queen sofa sleeper, like new $120, obo. 813-833-3870 390 MISC. FOR SALEBall cards, records, military books, knifes. All 4 collections one price $2,000 or trade. Call 813-6450481 MARINE400 425 SLIPS OR STORAGES outh Bay RV & Boat S torage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage 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, 813690-1836, 813-849-1469 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIMESContents include: Recliners; side chairs; sleeper sofa; Henredon dining room table w/chairs; China cabinet; glass-top kitchen table w/2 chairs; coffee, end and lamp tables; queen and king BR sets; Magnisight Explorer Kenmore freezer; large Tiki-style Ethan Allen cabinets; glassware; kitchenware; collectibles; garage items; home decor.Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-noon at 1420 Bluewater Dr. 663 Fort Duquesna Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Aug. 31 & Sept. 17a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Nice 2006 Club Car golf cart; beautiful round wicker glass-top table w/ chairs; wicker settee and rocking chair; rattan side chair and coffee table; entertainment center; beautiful living room set including decorative sofa and matching wing-back chairs; lovely dining room table w/chairs; hutch; chairs; white full size BR set; sleeper sofa; kitchenware; home decor; tool boxes; garage items; nice Charbroil gas grill; & more!Please Park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-noon at 663 Ft. Duquesna Dr. 1420 Bluewater Drive Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Aug. 31 & Sept. 17a.m. noon Glass-top tables w/4 chairs; sectional sofa; mirrored coffee and end table; retro 5-globe oor lamp; corner curio cabinet; 50 Samsung TV; 2 queen BR suites; computer desk; printer; bakers rack; Floridastyle dinette set; futon; wicker chair; PVC patio set; gas grill; trunk; doctors bathroom scales; collectables (Anchor Hocking, Fenton, Imperial, JKW, Lenox-LIDO, Limoges, Missen, Manmouth Western Crocks, Royal Doulton, Royal Stratford, S.C.K., Wedgewood and Westmoreland); milkglass and teapot collections; ladies clothing and jewelry; vintage and retro items; kitchenware and garage items.Please park on the sale side of the streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES2210 Del Webb W. Sun City CenterFriday & Saturday Aug. 31 & Sept.17 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right!

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AUGUST 30, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 REAL ESTATE500 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 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 WANNA HEAR THE LATEST DIRT? This cheap dirt is denitely dirt cheap. And the owner is willing to take a loss so you can plant your future. Great acreage for private dwelling or great potential for range of uses. 14+ acres REDUCED to $125,000, JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HEADS UP! Perfect opportunity for putting your FEET UP and relaxing while someone else takes care of business. Excellent 2BR 2BA condo with den/ofce/library, replace, screen porch is in Fairway Palms near pool and clubhouse. Close to shopping and access to main roads while providing peaceful surroundings. Just $109,900 JUDY ERICKSON, 468-0288. AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3BR/2B pool home that has been beautifully maintained and updated. A few of the many features of this custom home include wood oors, plantation shutters, and kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. 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! Call today for your private showing. $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NEW L ISTING You will feel welcomed from the moment you walk into this beautiful home built in 2009. Inviting dcor and upgrades throughout this 3BR/2B, 2-car garage home make it a perfect family home or a great place for retirement. The community offers a new pool, playgrounds and lots of extras. Short sale and priced to sell at $84,900 dont let this one get away! Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach with water and cable included. $900 per month with a one year lease. 2BR/1BA HOUSE in Ruskin $800. per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION AT 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 & carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees, much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT 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 every day. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. $94,900. COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 2-1/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN PROPERTY WITH W ATER VIEW 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 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME for only $259,900. This home has so much to offer including three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge bonus room for many uses. Ninety feet of sea walled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay, fenced backyard, great home for entertaining, formal and family rooms, eat-in kitchen, wood burning replace, laminate and tile oors, and so much more! Call now! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. RETIREMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST! 2BR/2BA one level condominium. Feel safe and secure in this 24 hour manned gated 55 plus community with too many amenities to list. Maintenance includes lawn maintenance, water, basic cable, roof, exterior painting and so much more included! Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it! Very affordable at only $67,000! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. 2BR/1BA HOUSE, A BLOCK FROM RIVER : Nice, well maintained, with attached utility-room, metal roof, and shed with electric in backyard. Peaceful area, close to everything. $59,900. Adjacent lot for sale separately. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, WITH NEW WELL, SEPTIC & ELECTRIC : Just listed, this property consists of 5 lots, on a bayou, across from Little Manatee River. Secluded and peaceful area, few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, a block from boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 A HOME AND WORKING PLACE, RUSKIN : This 1 acre property has a nice spacious house, that could be 5BR+den/2.5BA OR 2BR+Den/2BA, 3 large attached ofces, BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, huge newer BA, wood oors, replace, inside utility, screened porch, 2-car-garage and carport, and circular driveway under shady trees. CG Zoning. Close to major Hwy and shopping. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250. Well, it depends on whether youre buying or selling. If youre buying, youll find the item in the SHOPPER Classified section. And if youre selling, youll find a buyer whos anxious to take the item off your hands. See? Either way you get results when you advertise in The OBSERVER NEWS Call 813-645-3111 to place your ad today. 20 Words $17.00 435 PARTS/SERVICESummer Special 10% off all parts & service now 461 TRA VEL TRAILERS 5072 511 HOUSES FOR SALE CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 3/2 LIKE-NEW MOBILE HOME ON 1.12 ACRES: This 2006 MH offers split BR plan, cathedral ceilings, inside utility room with washer/dryer, nice laminate oors throughout. No HOA, not in ood zone, located close to hospital and shopping. $65,900. BEAUTIFUL 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: Greatly kept, modern kitchen, L shaped living-dining room, large inside utility, enclosed lanai and great attached workshop at end of carport. New 2nd driveway for more parking space. 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