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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 6, 2012 Volume 56 Number 33THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyFamily Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Update the look of your kitchen with new cabinets.Theres plenty of time before the holidays!SCCs Finest Flooring Store is now offering SCCs FINEST CABINETRY30 colors and finishes to choose from... at prices you can afford. firehouse cultural center FCC announces school eld trip programs Winter Holiday Stories Katie Adams Make-Believe Theatre Journey to Africa Kuumba Dancers and Drummers Steel Drum Magic! Hammerhead Steel DrumsSee page 2 for more information and dates Welcome to Tampa Bay!Yes, the prison fences are gone Organizers plan for CareFest SouthShoreBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Norman Blanton means it when he says he cares. Blanton, who has been the pastor of the Ruskin Foursquare Church since May, worked to bring Somebody Cares Tampa Bay to Plant City (as Somebody Cares Plant City) when he pastored a church there. Now hes doing the same for residents of South County. We held the event there for six years, Blanton said. It was a real joy, not just for the people who received help, but for the volunteers as well. A native of Plant City, Blanton lives in Dover and now that hes working in Ruskin, hes organizing CareFest 2012 under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for this area on Saturday, September 29. As the self-appointed area coordinator of the event, Blanton has gathered a core group of volunteers to identify people who need some sort of assistance with home repairs or cleanup; keep track of Volunteers at a recent day of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay helped paint, yard cleanup and home repairs according to their particular skills.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe Tampa skyline, still fully intact after the RNC. While it might have been the butt of more than a few jokes, it turns out the Tampa Bay area is a pretty cool place after all. By Mitch Traphagen%  mitch@observernews.netThe normally quiet and relatively happy lives of Minnesotans were altered with tear gas canisters and mass arrests during the first week of September in 2008. Well over 10,000 protestors turned out for the Republican National Convention, held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and things got ugly. In addition to tear gas, law enforcement resorted to mass arrests, rounding up protestors and the journalists working to cover them alike. Area volunteers report on changes for inmates moved from HCIBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY While they were at Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview, women inmates had access to many programs started and maintained by approximately 400 South County mentors and volunteers. When the local prison was closed March 29, the inmates were transferred to Lowell Reception Center in Ocala. Since then, many South County volunteers have visited and received letters from those they formerly visited and mentored, while others who cant drive the distance call each other and ask about these inmates new lives. The reports are varied, depending on the experience of each particular inmate. The Riverview facility was Faith and Character Based, which was a new premise at a womens facility under the Florida Department of Corrections. It has been reported by both inmates and visitors that although staff at Lowell is trying to make adjustments to allow for dorms of Faith and Character Based inmates, many of them say their lives are just not the same. The general opinion of everyone interviewed, and also from the letters sent by inmates and one former inmate, now living in Tampa who spoke anonymously, Few people from the Republican Party, to news organizations, the city, and law enforcement itself were happy with the results. Four years later, many were expecting the worst as the RNC came to Tampa. If normally peaceful and successful St. Paul could be so rocked, just think of what could happen in normally insane Florida? In the end, perhaps the insanity was part of the success. Last week as candidates, party officials, thousands of delegates, guests, members of the media, and protestors left the city after the RNC drew to a close, nearly everyone had something complimentary to say about Tampa. Even the protestors were happy, perhaps even stunned, at how they were treated during the convention. As the Tampa Bay Times reported last week, upon hearing that some protestors were low on funds as well as on food, law enforcement officers visited their camp, dubbed Romneyville, with sandwiches and ice-cold bottles of water. One man told the newspaper that he had never experienced anything like that in 28 years of protesting political conventions. In the end, there were no garbage dumpsters-turned-to-flaming-tanks (all the wheels were locked down), no obscene vandalism of city statues (they were boarded up), no defacing of buildings (most were fenced off with prison-quality fencing) and not a single tear gas canister Riverview Chamber reaching out to businesses2013 honorary mayor candidate Elijah Heath of Edward Jones poses with chamber director Tanya Doran and Deb Peters of DP Fitness & Wellness. More on page 12.See CAREFEST, page 3 See TAMPA BAY IS INTACT, page 14 See RELOCATED HCI INMATES, page 7mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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2 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 Alpha Idol 2012 So, you think you can sing? Public schools, private schools and home schools in south Hillsborough County have some great field trips in store for them this school year at the Firehouse Cultural Center. In cooperation with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Firehouse presents top-tier singers, dancers, drummers and storytellers in two shows per day all with solid curriculum connections to what the kids learn at school. In December, just in time for the season, Katie Adams, presents Winter Holiday Stories. A mesmerizing storyteller, Adams engages active audience participation and imparts a sense of being right in the middle of things. Her costumes, puppets, and colorful props are fascinating. In this show, Adams unwraps gifts to segue into three stories. The Little Snow Girl is a Russian version of Frosty the Snowman. The Magic Pomegranate is a Jewish adventure story about the true meaning of giving. The Shoemaker and the Elves, from old England, finds elves helping a poor shoemaker and his wife. Adamss material includes character development as well as language arts,social studies and music. Well known throughout Florida for their exciting performances, Kuumba Dancers and Drummers and a master storyteller take students on a fully participatory Journey To Africa in February. Some of the best African drumming around complements gorgeous costumes and highly accomplished dancers in this program of music, dance and storytelling from the four corners of Africa. Dance leader Natalie Jackson, lead drummer Myron Jackson, and storyteller Uwezo Sudan connect to language arts and social studies curricula, as well as music and dance.Firehouse Cultural Center hosts school field trip programs Hammerhead Steel Drums The Hammerhead Steel Drums are popular regulars at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Hammerhead will bring Steel Drum Magic to the Firehouse in May. Great timing, Hammerhead! Testing is over; teachers are winding up the school year, and kids are looking forward to summer! Hammerheads leader Mark Jenkins loads his narrative with social studies and history. Hammerhead drummers are polished professionals with lots of pizzazz and contagious enthusiasm. Students and teachers alike respond with a thousand percent involvement. The Firehouse Cultural Center, in its second year of operation, is a renovated facility with new restrooms and air-conditioned theater. With the comforts in place, the Center is ready to go for the school year 2012-13. Firehouse Cultural Center School Field Trip Programs Winter Holiday Stories Katie Adams Make-Believe Theatre Thursday, December 13, 2012. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., grades K-5. Journey to Africa Kuumba Dancers and Drummers Uwezo Sudan, Storyteller. Thursday, February 7, 2013. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., grades K-5. Steel Drum Magic! Hammerhead Steel Drums Thursday, May 2, 2013. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., grades K. Admission for all shows is $5.50 per person. Reservations for Public Schools is at http://www.artsinedu. com (click on Search Field Trip Performances, click the drop down menu next to Venue and scroll to Firehouse Cultural Center. Reservations for private and home schools contact the Firehouse Cultural Center directly at rehousecultural@gmail.com or call 813-645-7651 Firehouse Cultural Center 101 1st Ave. NE, Ruskin (1 block east of Hwy. 41 and 1 block south of Shell Point Road)MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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SAVE 33% people with specific skills like carpentry, plumbing and other aspects of construction and home maintenance; and to ask for donations of materials including paint, building supplies and bottled water. The first thing Blanton did was to contact other area pastors and enlist help from the churches. He has also approached several businesses and is in the process of making the groups needs known to area chambers of commerce. Pastor Jerry Lubrano of Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave. S.E. in Ruskin (south off State Road 674 between Ruskin and Sun City Center) has donated the use of his church for the event because he has the facilities to accommodate it. Groups and individuals will gather there the day of the event (Sept. 29) at 7 a.m. for a kickoff and registration. The organizers hope to have advance notice of all who plan to volunteer but extra people may show up at the site if they find they can help at the last minute. Volunteers from all religious denominations, businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups will work side-by-side doing simple home repairs and yard work for homeowners in the community who are legitimately unable to do the work themselves. This years theme is Bee Caretagious! (and uses the symbol of a bumblebee), said Dana Perrotto of Apollo Beach, who has taken on the job as public relations coordinator for the event. Single moms, the elderly, the disabled, and low income families often have difficulty maintaining and repairing their homes. Needs such as exterior and interior painting, simple carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, yard cleanup, landscaping, and more may be submitted for consideration by anyone. The need will be evaluated and if approved, adopted as a CareFest project, she explained. Danas husband Trent has taken on the job of project evaluator and will work closely with Howard Roshaven, who will be acting as volunteer coordinator. People with ideas and names for projects may call Trent Perrotto at (813) 454-9244 and prospective volunteersor those with questions about volunteeringmay call Roshaven at (813) 642-9645. Both say if a machine answers to leave names and numbers and they will call back. Meanwhile Blanton is available for general questions about the event at (813) 309-3558. Volunteers in groups headed by these persons will check out suggested projects and evaluate the time and materials necessary to perform them. Volunteers with special construction or maintenance skills will be matched with projects, and all others will be assigned where they are needed. The earlier projects are identified and volunteers enlisted, the smoother the event will be. We have to know the project is doable within a 4-to-5 hour time period, said Blanton. Every volunteer is asked to show up dressed in work clothes and bring tools of their trade; or for yard work or whatever they think they may need. After the registration, volunteers will spend until 1 p.m. and then return to Destiny Church where they will be treated to lunch, music and a celebration of the days events. Both volunteers and recipients will be served and asked if they would like to speak about their specific experience. The only specific qualification (besides being really in need of help) is that they own the property and sign owner releases of liability so that no lawsuits can be filed against any helper organization or volunteer. This is a great way for kids to earn community service hours, Dana Perrotto said. These hours can be ordered by the court for juvenile probation or voluntarily done to be used toward Bright Futures Scholarships. As reported earlier this year in The Observer News and Riverview Current, the amount of volunteer hours now required for these scholarships has been substantially raised for the graduating class of 2013. Preteens as young as 12 may work alongside adults with signed parental permission, and Blanton said the events he held in Plant City were well-attended by youth groups. Anyone 18 or older may work as an adult once he or she is matched with a project. There is no upper age limit, although Blanton reminds volunteers that a lot of the necessary work will be Organizers plan for CareFest SouthShore%  PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe core group of volunteers plan CareFest South Shore, under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay. From left are Pastor Norman Blanton, Howard Roshaven, and Trent and Dana Perrotto. done outdoors. Its mostly things like plumbing leaks, painting and yard cleanup, he said, which led into a story about an elderly couple in Plant City when the husband had cancer. Hed been a junkman, and had a lot of things in his yard. When he fell ill, the city cited him with $100 a day fine. We went in and cleaned it up spotless, front and back. View a CareFest promo video at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=qebpOLDsqtk or log onto www.carefestusa.com. Both these websites will give people the opportunity to view what happens at these events, but remember they give telephone numbers for Somebody Cares Tampa Bay (at 727 exchanges) so South County residents are asked to call the local numbers given in this story instead. This is a way to honor the commands in the Bible to love God by loving your neighbor, Blanton said, citing several passages of Scripture.

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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 Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. 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How healthy are you? you are doing that will add years and energy to the things I try to be more conscientious about is eating more fruits and vegetables and a little less ice change will pay dividends in the future. I find it easier now because fruits and vegetables readily availwhich are causing you to be more productive. How can you build on more successful in the future? For about 30 minutes and I feel powday. tive by nature and spend as much By William Hodges time with them as possible. I just attended a meeting of Toastmasters International in Orlando and returned tremendously energized. of positive attitude and motivationalmost 2,000 people dedicated to personal betterment in the art of interpersonal communications. A number of past international speech champions were among those attending, all of whom have great stories to tell and lifechanging to find positive people and to cultivate them as friends. come during the last year. There is a funny thing about fear. 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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 5Tired of the same old fish fry?Enjoy shrimp, chicken tenders, fish and shrimp combo, all-you-can-eat fish for $9 or the works for $12 every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post #148 off U.S. 301 and Hannaway Dr. Riverview. All monies raised are used for charity.Riverview Cyclones spin in CooperstownThe Riverview Cyclones, a local 12U travel baseball team, just returned from the Cooperstown Dreamspark Tournament in Cooperstown, NY. The team won the first place trophy in the around the horn skills competition at 23.56 seconds out of 104 teams that were at the tournament. The Cyclones were 6-2 overall in the tournament with 15 home runs including a grand slam! The team placed 22nd out of 104 teams for the week. The Cyclones play at East Bay Little League and are managed by Rick Nipper and Scott Rutherford.Players are from back row left: Bryce Shinault, Nelson Vega, Jacob Eldridge, Zack Saumell, Logan Kitts, Keith Hardin, Miccah Pocopanni; From front row left: William Swantek, Danny Izquierdo, Tate Nipper, Tito Caballero, Brett Rutherford, Wyatt Buzbee, Manny Martinez. Cantorum selected to sing at RNC rallyOn Sunday, August 26, the Cantorum, a highly competitive singing group from Clearwater Christian College, was invited to participate in the Faith & Freedom Coalitions rally at the Tampa Theatre starting off the opening weekend of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Jillian Blackwell from Riverview, was selected to participate in the event. She is the daughter of James and Joan Blackwell of Riverview. I was thrilled with the experience, said Dr. Pattye Casarow, director of the Cantorum. It went very well. The audience roared with applause and appreciation. Im so thankful to the Lord that our students can enjoy these very special types of opportunities that will be lifetime memories. The Cantorum, consisting of students and alumni, sang a trio of patriotic songs that included I Hear America Singing by Andre Thomas, Who Are the Brave by Joseph Martin, and Patriots Honor by Matt McMorris. Special guests at the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally included former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas among others.Dog Fest 2012 announcedAliquity, a 501c3 Corporation is hosting their annual Dog Fest from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at Circa Fishhawk, 5925 Village Center Drive in Lithia. The event site is the future home of the Fishhawk Dog Park and is located just east of Barrington Middle School, south of the Mosaic office building on Fishhawk Blvd. The Dog Fest is a yearly event which brings local businesses and dog lovers together. Admission is free! The Dog Fest features several great contests: Cutest Puppy, Best Costume, Owner-Dog Look-a-like ($5.00 entry fee per contest). There will be many vendor booths, training demonstrations, pet adoptions, a flea market, and a pet blessing. Proceeds from Dog Fest 2012 will benefit local dog rescue organizations and other dog related charities. For more information about Dog Fest 2012, Aliquity, or other events visit www.Aliquity.com. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights September 6 September 12Teen Volunteer Orientation Family Story Time Teen Advisory Board Meeting Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create* Creative Artists: Lets Create* Baby Time Amazing Animal Adventures Toddler Time Story Time 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 pm.. 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 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. Tuesday Night. Friday Night. Saturday Night. . EBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces their 30 year Reunion plans from October 26 -28. Multiple events some to include family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center. RSVP is required by October 5. For more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@verizon.net or aa_albritton@ yahoo.com

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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 BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books As I was setting out for work one day last week I met one of the new neighbors who just bought a condo in our association. I introduced myself and welcomed him to the area. His car battery had died and it seemed that had set the tone for his day. I sensed his frustration and asked if there was any way I could help him. He expressed he didnt know anything about where things were, what was what or how to get started living here. After telling him I was president of the association and would be happy to answer any questions for him, I also told him to come by the Chamber and we would be happy to assist him with his larger questions. Moving into a new community is way high on the list of things that stress us out the most (after the death of a loved one and the end of a relationship.) We think of scenarios where folks up North reach the age when they can retire, they pack up their things and they look forward to moving to sunny Florida. Carefree life. No problems. But often that isnt the reality of it. What if the house up North hasnt closed yet? What of their old things do they move here? Which bank should they move their assets to? What about transferring all of their medical data how do they go about selecting a new physician/dentist/ optometrist? What if theres a problem in their new home? How do they find the best plumber/electrician/AC company? This is where the Chamber of Commerce comes in. In the next weeks and months, many of our friends from Up North will make their annual pilgrimage to our fair community to ride out the winter. More than a few will be coming here for the first time. Not only can we refer them to vetted service providers, tradespeople and specialty businesses, we can also give them our free By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, Me & Business:Welcoming the newcomersGolf Cart Handbook and Community Guide. We can give them directions to Busch Gardens when the grandkids come to visit and tell them when to put the recycling bins out to the end of the driveway. We have bus schedules and Bucs schedules. We have hurricane info and Lightning info. We have restaurant guides and fishing guides. Sun City Center has plenty of resources for local information we are just one of them. Both the Community Association and the Kings Point Federation do a wonderful job of orienting new residents, and the Information Center has brochures on everything, including the history of our area and all of the clubs, organizations, charities and associations that make Sun City Center what it is. So if you see someone new here, introduce yourself. Welcome them to the area. And tell them to visit one of the various places around town designed to help them get acclimated. You might speed up the process to them having that carefree life. With no problems.Casting callPALMETTO The Manatee Village Historical Park and the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground will host the outdoor drama Spirit Voices from Old Manatee which will be held October 12-14 and 19-20. Auditions for parts will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For character types, ages, etc., call Christine Brown at 941-741-4075. 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. Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult program/event highlightsRuskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-looking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. SummerTech! PowerPoint: Text Boxes, CliAdding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. PowerPoint: Effects and TranLearn about adding effects and transitions to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn how to create a listing, and sell items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Calling all Wimauma residentsAre you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school, plan to attend the Hispanic Services Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Hillsborough County Senior Center, 5714 North St. Wimauma. For more information call Lydia Reyes at (813) 9367700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil.org

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 7 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM Area volunteers report on changes for inmates moved from HCI%  is that the volunteers in South County who regularly visited HCI made a huge difference in these womens lives and their efforts even if separated will never be forgotten. But its all different now, said Myrna Persinger on August 31. My husband used to teach a Bible study while I volunteered doing other things, but now he drives me up there and sits in the car while I see the women I mentor. This is because the male-female visitor rules there are different, she explained. I used to go out there several times a week, Myrna said. But Ocala is a long way. Sharon Whiddon, head of the prison ministry for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, held chaplain status at HCI so the chapel could remain open when the prison chaplain was not with them. A retired psychiatric nurse, she also supervised a mentoring program. There has been a lot of confusion, with rules changing and not all the staff understanding the difference in philosophy with a faith-based program, Whiddon said. She explained that not only does the faith-based status mean inmates are treated more as individuals and not talked to in derogatory terms, but they also had a lot of betterment programs to choose from at HCI that had been created and were being kept up by volunteers. The inmates were greeted (at Lowell) with mass confusion and chaos and items that had been PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOMyrna Persinger and Sharon Whiddon read portions of letters Whiddon has received from women who were transferred out of Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview when it was closed in March. Persinger said she has almost that many letters and others who volunteered are also getting mail. Most of the ones they read aloud said the inmates wished they were back home and want the volunteers in South County to know how much they miss them. provided at HCI by volunteers as simple as footies were taken away from us, said a former inmate who spoke anonymously in a telephone interview Sept. 1. Many of the inmates who were already there treated us as though we thought we were better than they were and said wed been spoiled. This sentiment was echoed in many of the letters received by Whiddon and Persinger. The friend I visit there says she cant relate to the staff-appointed peers who sit as leaders in programs that replace volunteers, said Kathleen Danco. Lets say youre in an anger management group. Are you going to say the same thing knowing it could get out to everyone in the place that you would have said privately to a volunteer youve grown to trust? Despite the reported confusion and loss, some inmates want their long-time South County volunteers to know there have been some changes for the better recently. Sun City Center resident Nancy Williams has visited the women several times and is working with Warden Robin Smith and Katherine Van Zant (wife of Florida House of Representatives Charles Van Zant) to begin hosting programs there. Williams visited Lowell as recently as Aug. 28 and said what she found was very encouraging. Theyve brought in a beekeeping program and many books. Crafts classes have been started and the women have made tote bags for Joshua House and quilts for the VA. I plan to have a Tennis Fun Day some time this month. I had one in the spring, but then I went up North for the summer, Williams said. When HCI was open, Williams was very active in volunteering, starting with inspirational programs in her Fruit of the Spirit classes that covered things like anger management, music, creative writing and Bible study. She later developed sports programs there with the help of many volunteers. Ive been asked by the warden (at Lowell) if I can coordinate a sports program there, Williams said. Things like this just take time. Meanwhile, one way the volunteers and inmates can keep in touch is by letters and cards. Nobody knows just how much it means to the women to know their volunteers still care and have not forgotten them, said Danco, who has also been to Lowell as a visitor recently. This means the world to them. Many lives were changed as inmates began to look at themselves and others in a whole new way under the faithbased program at HCI. The volunteers interviewed said they had bonded with those they mentored just like family. I miss the women at HCI very much and am writing letters to 12 of them who were in the Crafts and Convictions program, said Sun City Center resident Barbara Gingrich. They seem to love getting the letters and tell me how much they miss the volunteers that kept them focused. At first in May and June most of the letters were cries for help, Gingrich said. They did not like the new facility and missed the glimpses of freedom offered to them at HCI. But now she said, some report how they are adjusting. There are new rules. The crafts room is much smaller and only accommodates half of the ladies who previously worked there. But just last week I was told they have crocheted more than 50 caps for women who are undergoing chemotherapy, made quilts for wounded veterans and journals and cards for school children. Gingrich collects (blank) cards and stamps to send the women she visits so they will be able to send them to their friends and families. And I continue to mentor the young lady I have grown to love and cherish, only now I do it by letter, she continued. I have visited her twice since she moved and it means so much to her and to me. I miss my volunteering at the prison and wish I could do more. This continues to be the sentiment of all the volunteers interviewed for this story. To find out more about the Lowell Reception Center and its visitation and gifting rules, visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/ region3/368.html. Information about contacting inmates and/or staff is available at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ contact.html.

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National POWMIA Recognition Day celebratedThe Hillsborough County Veterans Council will be conducting a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum located at 3602 U.S. 301 N Tampa, one half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize the sacrifice of those service members who remain as Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. The motto: You Are Not Forgotten still stands today. The Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), MacDill AFB will present the colors and the Alonso High School JROTC Color Guard and Cadets will participate in the ceremony. The master of ceremonies for this event is Maj Dick Arens USAF (RET). Former Prisoners of War will be featured as guest speakers. Also participating in this event is the Mens Auxiliary, VFW Post 8108 and Marine Corps League Detachment 1226 from Riverview. In addition a solemn POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony will be conducted by the host organization, Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11. This ceremony is open to the public. For more information call Council President Walt Raysick at 813-653-4924 or email wraysick@verizon.net 8 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012Busy on the BayouThe next couple of months will be busy at Camp Bayou Saturdays in September are filled with the Coastal Module of the Florida Master Naturalist Program. Field trips include Emerson Point, Wolf Branch Creek and Cockroach Bay Preserves. Registration requiredroom is still available for just a few more students. Register at www.masternaturalist.org. On Saturday, September 22 there will be a Night Hike, starting at 7:30 p.m. The hike is about 1 mile in length with no flashlights! The hike ends at the campfire, with smores and stories about the moon from around the world. This event is part of International Observe the Moon Night, Under the Same Moon. Register at www.campbayou.org, maximum 20 participants. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of supplies. The Camp Bayou Photo contest will be accepting entries until October 20. Photos will be judged by artist Bruce Marsh. Contest rules are available at the Nature Notes bloghttp://campbayou.blogspot.comor at the Visitors Center. The winning photos will be on display at the Fall Open House on Saturday, October 27 from 9am-1pm. Details for the Fall Open House are still being finalized. The theme is Out of the Dark, with activities to highlight some of Floridas less cuddly creatures, Hands-on activities include Going Buggy with Dr. George, Snake Spotlight with Bettina and Xerxes, and a favorite downunder, Cockroach Races! Critter mask making will be ongoing throughout the morning and children are encouraged to wear their creations, or give their Halloween costume an early debut, during the Species Walk. More family friendly activities are in the works including some healthy treat alternatives at the Snack Station. Watch for updates on the blog or on the Camp Bayou Facebook page. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from ThursdaySaturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still free. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a publicprivate partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD)., Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813641-8545.Charity event blasts cancerIn its first annual charity golf tournament, Rockets Hit Back Against Cancer, the Rockets Organization donated a total of $4,000 out of the proceeds raised in the golf tournament to benefit the 1 Voice Foundation, a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to support children with cancer and their families by connecting them with financial, emotional, and educational care while funding research for tomorrows cure. The Rockets Organization deserves special recognition and congratulations for all of its hard work and dedication to this very special community service project. AMERICAN 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.Attention citizens 60 years or older ends meet? your grocery bill? Manatee, Polk, Highlands or Hardee County? If so, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help you pay for some of your groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center has a team of specialists who can help you complete your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. If you would like assistance in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), call 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337.Volunteers NeededThe local C.A.R.E. no-kill Animal Shelter is in need of several volunteers to help answer office phones and do light office work. Volunteer schedules are Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. They also are looking for volunteers to help open the kennels and cat facility each morning, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. C.A.R.E. is a non-profit, all volunteer dog and cat rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center, located at 1528 27th Street S.E. in Ruskin, just off Highway 674, west of Interstate 75. If you love animals and may be interested in volunteering, visit and see for yourself what volunteering at their nontraditional shelter is like.For more information email volunteercare@aol.com or call 813-645-2273.Anglers gear up for HCC Fishing Tournament Avid anglers from the Tampa Bay area will team up with renowned captains to fish for a cause at the second annual Hillsborough Community Collge (HCC) Hawks, Line, & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament, Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa. The catch and release tournament benefits HCC scholarship recipients and features three species categoriessnook, trout and red fishwith prizes for the longest three fish of each species and the Grand Slam, largest total of the three fish by any one angler. The event kicks off with a Captains Dinner featuring a silent auction on Thursday, September 13 at the Westshore Yacht Club. All sponsors, anglers and their guests are invited to attend. All net proceeds from the HCC Hawks, Line & Sinker Fishing Tournament fund HCC Foundation scholarships for students who need extra help getting through college. During 2011-2012, the HCC Foundation awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,400 deserving HCC students. For more information, visit hccfl.edu and click on the Fishing Tournament icon.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 9 Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We Accept Most Insurances Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. PRIME CARE OF TAMPA BAYWhere You ALWAYS See a DoctorCaring for you at our Sun City Center location since 2005 We care for you in our ofces, hospitals & nursing facilitiesACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Looking Ahead Dear Looking, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary according to the state you live in. With that said, heres a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify, along with some resources you can turn to for help. Medicaid Rules Medicaid, the federal and state joint program that covers health care for the poor, is also the largest single payer of Americas nursing home bills for seniors who dont have the resources to pay for their own care. Most people who enter nursing homes dont qualify for Medicaid at first, but pay for care either through long-term care insurance or out-of-pocket until they deplete their savings and become eligible for Medicaid. To qualify for Medicaid, your income and assets will need to be under a certain level thats determined by your state. Most states require that a person have no more than about $2,000 in countable assets that includes cash, savings, investments or other financial resources that can be turned into cash. Assets that arent counted for eligibility include your home if its valued under $525,000 (this limit is higher up to $786,000 in some states), your personal possessions and household goods, one vehicle, prepaid funeral plans and a small amount of life insurance. But be aware that while your home is not considered a countable asset to determine your eligibility, if you cant return to your home, Medicaid can go after the proceeds of your house to help reimburse your nursing home costs, unless your spouse or other dependent relative lives there. (There are some other exceptions to this rule.) After qualifying, all sources of your income such as Social Security and pension checks must be turned over to Medicaid to pay for your care, except for a small personal needs allowance usually between $30 and $90. You also need to be aware that you cant give away your assets to qualify for Medicaid faster. Medicaid officials will look at your financial records going back five years to root out suspicious asset transfers. If they find one, your Medicaid coverage will be delayed a certain length of time, according to a formula that divides the transfer amount by the average monthly cost of nursing home care in your state. So if, for example, you live in a state where the average monthly nursing home cost is $5,000 and you gave away cash or other assets worth $100,000, you would be ineligible for benefits for 20 months ($100,000 divided by $5,000 = 20). Spousal Protection Medicaid also has special rules for married couples when one spouse enters a nursing home and the other spouse remains at home. In these cases, the healthy spouse can keep one half of the couples assets up to $113,640 (this amount varies by state), the family home, all the furniture and household goods and one automobile. The healthy spouse is also entitled to keep a portion of the couples monthly income between $1,838 and $2,841. Any income above that goes toward the cost of the nursing home recipients care. What about Medicare? Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors 65 and older and some younger people with disabilities, does not pay for long-term care. It only helps pay up to 100 days of rehabilitative nursing home care, which must occur after a hospital stay. Get Help Again, Medicaid rules are complicated and vary by state, so contact the local Medicaid office (call 800-633-4227 for contact information) for eligibility details. You can also get help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free counseling on all Medicare and Medicaid issues. To find a local SHIP counselor visit shiptalk. org, or call 800-677-1116. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Paying for Nursing Home Care with Medicaid THE SAVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony plannedThe Hillsborough County Veterans Council will be conducting a Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum located at 3602 US Highway 301 N Tampa, one half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The purpose of this ceremony is to honor the courage and heroism of the victims of 9/11, the first responders and emergency personnel at the World Trade Center, the military and civilians at the Pentagon, the passengers tragically lost on United Airlines Flight 93, and the members of our Armed Forces who are still fighting the Global War on Terrorism around the world. Keynote speakers will feature Thernell (Chip) Shields, a Fireman, serving as a member of the Hillsborough Fire Rescue, Yngrid Garcia, whose sister Marilyn del Carmen Garcia died in the Twin Towers on that fateful day and Ronda Storms Florida State Senator, Military Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee. The Tampa Bay Firemans Piper Band will perform and Rabbi Debrah Shenefelt will do the invocation and the benediction. The Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) Honor Guard will conduct Colors and the Buffalo Soldiers of the Woods & Wanton Chapter, Inc. will cross swords for designated people to pass under on their way to the Table of Honor for the people who passed away on 9/11. Marine Corps League, Detachment 1226 from Riverview will conduct the Rifle Salute and TAPS. This ceremony is open and the public is invited to attend. For more information call Mary Ellen Harlan at 813-245-5261.

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Most cars.+ tax & S.S. MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Excuse me? I hope this isnt radioactive...A few weeks ago, for the first time in my life, I felt disabled. On a Friday night, I was covering an outdoor event and it was humid, I was sweating, and there was occasional light rain. One of my hearing aids died. At the time, I wasnt too worried about it. My hearing aids have been in two hemispheres, two oceans, back roads and alleyways, thunderstorms, tropical storms, and I once accidentally jumped into the shower while wearing them. For such tiny and fragile-appearing electronics, they have taken a beating and have kept on working. But this time, it didnt come back to life and I began losing contact with the outside world. My hearing loss is significant. On my audiogram, the graphical results of my hearing test, there is a line that shows where normal hearing should be along a scale of sound frequencies. I dont have a single point that reaches the line, much of it is far, far below it. In 2006, when I got my first set of hearing aids I was suddenly hearing things that I hadnt heard since I was a child. Im not quite sure how they managed to do this but most insurance companies have separated hearing from health. Very few people have coverage for hearing disorders and hearing aids arent cheap. Six years ago, HearX in Sun City Center, my hearing care provider, found a federal/state program that helped pay for hearing aids for people who needed to hear to work. As a reporter, I easily fit into that category. I was grateful for the financial assistance my hearing aids cost $5,800 back then. When my hearing aid died, however, I found out just how closely hearing is indeed related to health. My hearing aids are so powerful that wearing just the one working aid was a nightmarish experience with sound blasting into one ear and next to nothing coming into the other. I literally felt as though I had lost my balance. Even sleeping was impacted as I began to have recurring nightmares of being old and disabled. I would then wake up feeling tired, old and disabled because, at least for the latter, I was. The simple act of going to a grocery store presented a challenge that seemed insurmountable. People would invariably say things to me that I would not understand. There is very little patience for a hearing disorder in this world because it is an invisible disability. Generally, Ive found there is a three strikes rule I can say Excuse me, I didnt hear that, three times before the person talking will give up. I can only hope they arent trying to tell me Im on fire or holding something radioactive. The program I used to buy my hearing aids in 2006 is gone in the more austere era of 2012 and when my hearing aid died, I wasnt in a position to immediately spend thousands of dollars on a new pair. Fortunately, Michelle found a very nice family in Riverview selling a five-year-old set that had been owned by a hearingimpaired relative. Since they were programmable, I simply needed to go to a hearing center to have them programmed for my hearing loss. But that turned out to be not so simple. For six years, HearX has been wonderful. After my initial purchase, I never paid for anything again including new hearing tests and the resultant adjustments to my hearing aids. They would have been more than happy to have helped with the new used hearing aids, even though I didnt buy them there, but they didnt have an account with that manufacturer, nor the software to program them. That didnt seem to be a problem, though, as the manufacturers website listed an authorized hearing care center right here in South Hillsborough. But it turned out to be not so simple. That hearing care center refused to program them because I didnt buy the hearing aids from them. In other words, I was a patient in need of help; they had the means to help, but refused to do so since I hadnt dropped $6,000 on them. Everyone, including hearing centers, has to pay the rent so I fully expected to pay for their service but they werent interested in little money, they wanted big money. And they werent interested in helping me. No, I wont mention the name of the place suffice to say, MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTODr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center in Sun City Center. Dr. Sims made it possible for me to hear the world again.youll never encounter me in their waiting room. HearX recommended I contact Dr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center in Sun City Center. As a backup, Michelle called other area hearing centers, most said they could program the hearing aids, all were surprised to learn that any hearing center would refuse to do so. A few hours later, I was in Dr. Sims office while he downloaded old software to program my somewhat elderly hearing aids. Programming them wasnt easy technology had moved on but he didnt give up. He knows how important hearing is and that hearing and health are one and the same. He missed lunch to do it, but an hour or so later I left his office hearing most of what the world had to say. A few days later, I was back to get them adjusted and to turn on the option that allows them to work with a telephone. Again, he had to suffer through using older, glitchy software, and again he didnt give up. Hearing aids arent just for old people. In the U.S., 36 million adults report some form of hearing loss. According to a 2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association one in five adolescents in the U.S. had some evidence of hearing loss. Personal music players with ear buds blasting in the latest tunes are at least partially to blame. Regardless of the reasons, the problem is significant and growing. For everyone, but particularly for young people, hearing loss could well affect everything from their employment opportunities, to their social life. The full impact of this silent but growing health crisis may not be felt for years to See OBSERVATIONS, page 11

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 11 SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST come and in that time, it may still not be well heard. The time to do something about it, however, is now. Parents, please get your childrens hearing tested. Dont wait, do it now. Dr. Sims said his sister is a speech pathologist and he, too, wanted to work at something that would help people. I want to make a difference, he said. Speech therapy is a godsend for those who need it, but the results can take months or years to see. As an audiologist, Dr. Sims can enjoy the benefit of helping someone almost immediately. As I now know all too well, hearing aids can mean the difference between enjoying the world and being isolated from it. Hearing is very definitely a health issue. It took him an hour and a half to adjust the old hearing aids but when he was done, I was hearing better than ever. I pulled out my credit card to pay for the second adjustment but Dr. Sims waved it away. I paid once, and for that, he wanted to make things right. Im more interested in building longterm relationships, he said. I started my car to drive home and became aware that the brake pedal made a click when I released it. I had never heard that before. I had never realized that my car stereo beeped when I changed songs. Suddenly, I was hearing life with all of its beeps, clicks and whooshes. I was amazed at just how much sound I was suddenly hearing. Dr. Sims did exactly what he set out to do he not only gave me back my hearing, a gift of infinite value to me, but I was able to watch him fulfill his own life goal. Dr. Sims made a difference.Observations%  Week 1 prep football scoresMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOPrep football resultsEast Bay (1-0) defeated Lennard (0-1) 43-9 Riverview (1-0) defeated Spoto (0-1) 24-17 Bloomingdale (0-1) fell to Chamberlain (1-0) 13-27 Brandon (0-1) fell to Armwood (1-0) 0-55 Games this week (Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.): Lennard at Gibbs High School East Bay hosts Steinbrenner High School Bloomingdale at Strawberry Crest High School Riverview Bye week Spoto Bye week The green anole is no chameleonBy %  essicsGreen anoles, a type of American lizard, are often called American chameleons because they can change color, but they are not chameleons at all. These anoles are the only native lizard in the southeastern United States that changes color, but it is only from bright green to brown or gray. Usually their change in color is due to stress but also to temperature and mating. Males extend a bright pink dewlap (a piece of skin that unfolds from its throat) when looking for a mate or when warning other males to back off. Their head-bobs are like pushups and show the female and other males that they are strong. Mating season starts in the beginning of April and continues throughout the summer months. In South Florida, the mating season is a little longer. If you see a green anole bobbing up and down and showing his dewlap, look around; there may be a female nearby. A female lays one or sometimes two eggs every two weeks, usually in dirt or debris at the base of a plant. The green anole is the only native anole in the Southeast and is found from North Carolina west to Texas and throughout Florida. True chameleons, however, live in Africa, Madagascar, Portugal, Spain and parts of Asia. At least two species have been introduced into Florida. They can change to every color of the rainbow because of mood, temperature, habitat, stress, anger and defense. They often blend easily into their surroundings by changing color. Chameleons hold on to branches with their feet and coiled tails. Their long, curled tongues shoot out like arrows to catch prey. Anoles are small, long and slender. Like the chameleon, they have the ability to cling to objects but only because of a sticky pad on the underside of their toes. Their tails are not coiled but long and thin and can break easily. This is so they can escape predators. When caught by the tail, the lizard squirms until its tail breaks and it can escape to freedom. The confused predator is left with only the tail and wondering where its lunch has gone. Lizard tails will grow back a little. In southwestern Florida, the dewlap may be gray, white or light green. These populations are a different subspecies or race of green anole. Watching green anoles is easy. Around homes, they hang from walls, scurry across sidewalks and driveways and climb shrubs, branches and trees. A little anole visits me daily. He perches on a railing outside my office window and bobs his head up and down, showing off his bright pink dewlap. Anoles generally have a territory, so chances are youll see one in the same place, day after day. The one I see is missing his tail. Another anole in Florida that is not native is the brown anole from Cuba. Many times they are confused with the native green anole when the green anole has turned brown. But brown anoles have obvious patterns on their backs and sides. Green anoles typically have no pattern, although a female may have a slightly wavy whitish stripe down her back. For more information, you can visit http://animaldiversity. ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/ information/Anolis_carolinensis. html. Backyard Safariis geared to the reading abilities and interests of 8to 10-year-olds. Each column entices youngsters to explore and learn about the world around them.A male green anole shows off his bright dewlap in an effort to attract a female. Males will also do head bobs or push-ups to show how strong and robust they are. PPHOTO BY KEVIN EENGE

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12 SEPTEMBER 6, 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. 204:00 p.m. Sun City Center 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 HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$30 For both$1995Exp. 9/30/12 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 9/30/12 Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 9/30/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM MAKE EM LOOK NEW A/C CHECK + freon$1995Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever! At the Sandpiper Golf CourseOPEN TO THE PUBLICOpen Daily 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Lunch and Dinner, or tryLunch at Bunkers10 a.m. to 4 p.m.For GOLF SPECIALS go to www.golfnow.com for daily specialsPro Shop September Special: All Ladies and Mens Shirts 50% off CARDS Sun City Centers Best Kept Secret! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.We Will Beat Any Written Estimate Tear out the old ...install newWe do it all!CALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454 Licensed & Insured Lic. #138502 MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSHundreds of business owners and representatives from Tampa Bay area businesses turned out for the monthly membership meeting and luncheon for the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce on August 28. The meeting was held at the Regent community center near the Winthrop Town Center. The event was sponsored by the Law Office of George Hunter, P.A. and featured Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince as the keynote speaker. Also during the meeting, Molly Blanton representing the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council, Mary Boyd of C1 Bank and Elijah Heath representing the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club were introduced as candidates for the 2013 Honorary Mayor of Riverview. In addition, nearly a dozen new members were also welcomed to the chamber. The September meeting will be held on Sept. 25. For information about sponsoring that meeting, contact the chamber at 813-234-5944 or via email at info@riverviewchamber.com. Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce executive director Tanya Doran smiles as she greets chamber members in attendance at the monthly membership meeting luncheon. Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince was the keynote speaker for the event.

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Coupon expires 9/20/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE, STUCCO or VINYL YOUR HOUSE AGAIN $1,000 Limited Discount Coupon worth$1,000$1895 $1,000 = $895Exp. 9/30/12with coupon1,500 SQ. FT. Tampa Bay is still intact after the RNC had been fired. When protestors moved the show to Apollo Beach with three people chaining themselves to fixtures at TECOs Big Bend power plant, officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office simply cut the chains and told the protestors that if they choose to stay and keep doing this stuff, someone was going to jail. They decided against jail. It was something Andy Griffith might have done in Mayberry, and it was in stark contrast to mass arrests at many previous conventions. There are, no doubt, many explanations for how the Tampa Bay area so well handled the RNC and for the peace that was kept during the week. It may have been the threat of a hurricane, it may have been the heat and humidity that kept people from getting too wild, it may have been that downtown Tampa looked like a modern day equivalent of Berlin preparing to be stormed by the Soviets. The real reason for the peace, however, may have simply been that law enforcement in Florida is used to dealing with crazy people, from the button-downed arrogant (not that the Republicans were) to the outright lunatics (not that the protestors were). Fifty thousand people coming to the convention is what law enforcement calls Spring Break around here. It was nothing new, and nothing they couldnt handle. They know that treating people with decency and respect beats arresting them whenever possible. It worked. Everyone, law enforcement in particular, should be happy the week ended without the city going up in flames. Except for the whole hurricane thing, it was August in Florida after all, things could not have been better. Yet while praise is deserved, not everyone is happy. Many restaurants and merchants across the Bay area reported their sales actually declined during the RNC. It seems the delegates had delegate-stuff to do rather than time for shopping and eating out. And, of course, there were %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSTouted as the only free Cuban land in the world, visiting Cuba is as easy as driving to Jose Marti Park in Ybor City.complaints about the weather and other things that make Florida well, Florida. Jon Stewart brought his Daily Show to Tampas Straz Center during the RNC and, when one audience member asked him to say something nice about Florida; he responded by saying how insecure people are in this city. He also mentioned that Florida could use a hug. His first correspondent was set in front of a (fake) abandoned and foreclosed home for his live report, his second was shown in the clutches of a gigantic flying cockroach (which, according to the correspondent, locals referred to as a juvenile Palmetto bug). Gail Collins from the New York Times, in an article on Sunday with fellow columnist David Brooks said, Lovely people in Tampa, but all I could think was: this is what happens when you put the city of Des Moines in an asparagus steamer. Really? Des Moines is a nice and beautiful little city but its no Tampa (and vice versa for which both are probably grateful). In fact, there are more people in the Greater Tampa Bay area than in all of Iowa. Besides, Iowa has its share of humidity in August the only difference is the asparagus is a lot fresher since it comes from a farm field just down the road from downtown. Here are just a few things delegates could have done in Tampa but not Des Moines (besides, of course, patronizing the overly publicized strip clubs): They could have visited another country without leaving the city. According to the Hillsborough County Property Appraisers Office, Cubano Estado (the Cuban State) owns Jose Marti Park in Ybor City. Yes, the small park is owned by Cuba and is referred to as the only free Cuban land in the world. Except it really isnt all that free because it is only open during certain hours and is otherwise locked up tight with heavy fencing and a big padlock. Speaking of things Cuban, by just strolling a few blocks outside of the RNC security perimeter, and for mere pocket change, they could have visited Cafe Perara and resolved the war of words between Tampa and Miami about which city owns the Cuban sandwich. Or better yet, they could have come to Ruskin to visit the Ybor Grill (either way, Tampa wins). Had they been so inclined, our guests could have visited one of the best beaches in the nation at Ft. Desoto, a county park, and they could have met mermaids in Weeki Wachee. They could have visited the original Hooters restaurant, along with a handful of other restaurants that began here as Mom and Pop places only to go national. They could have called up some of the best distorted lead guitar Christmas music from the Trans Siberian Orchestra on their iPods and hit the bars of Ybor where the group got their start. They could have strolled along Bayshore Boulevard, one of the most beautiful roads that any city could lay claim to, in peace. The weird sewage smell from the bay was resolved decades ago, the egg-throwing teenagers had been busted by the Tampa Police months ago, and the new palm trees that fell over during Tropical Storm Debbie had been righted weeks ago. They could have canoed alongside alligators, swam with dolphins and manatees and gone to Pinellas in search of the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay. They could have taken in a concert at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater because, well, really, who else has one? They could have hung with some very cool showmen in Gibsonton or any number of professional wrestlers who call Tampa Bay home. They could have visited the beautifully distinct Sacred Heart Church, tucked in next to a skyscraper or the former St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (now renovated as an apartment complex) where both Dr. Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton have spoken from the pulpit. They could have visited any number of synagogues, mosques (hopefully not getting confused with the spires at the University of Tampa) and yes, even a Tibetan Buddhist temple or two. It turns out that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hillsborough County is a much closer representation of American demographics than even the heartland city of Des Moines. Who knew? Des Moines is a great place, but Im not sure either city deserved Collins (admittedly humorous) quip. So yes, visit that city, have some fresh asparagus and see what a happy and prosperous burg it is. For that matter, visit St. Paul it, too, is a great city. But then come on back to Tampa Bay. If you give us a hug, we just might get a mermaid to serve up one of the worlds best Cuban sandwiches while alligators, dolphins and manatees frolic in the water to the strains of heavy metal disguised as Christmas music. Yeah, it could happen nowhere else but here. You can try to keep up with the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay via his Facebook page at www. facebook.com/MysteryMonkeyOf TampaBay. The Trans Siberian Orchestra is scheduled to play two shows at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Dec. 15. Tickets are now on sale for fans registered on the website trans-siberian.com.The beautiful Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa is one of the citys oldest churches, constructed in 1905. You wont find mermaids in Des Moines, but you will find them just up the road in Weeki Wachee.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 15 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED Welcome Marie, Nail Tech, to our staff Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny)634-5422 1st Time Customers20% OffMust present ad. Not to be combined with other offers. Exp. 9/30/12REFER A FRIEND Both of you will get 20% OffMust mention ad. Expires 8/31/12. 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) ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant Every Day Special Early Bird Special$5LUNCH SPECIAL6 Subs, Chips and DrinkNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 a.m.-7 p.m.Monday Special Tuesday Special Wednesday Special Every DayFREEComplimentary Glass of Wine with Entree Purchase.$795ALL PASTA ENTREES1/2 OFF 1/2 OFF 1/2 OFFWITH COUPON WITH COUPONBuy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value.... Buy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value.... Buy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value....WITH COUPONMust have Coupon for special price. Limit one Coupon per visit Precious BabyLuke Stanley Stillwell was born on August 7, 2012, weighing in at 9 lbs. 2 oz. at a length of 19.5 inches. He is the baby boy of proud parents Adam and Kristen Stillwell of Valrico. He also happens to be part of the Observer News extended family, as the grandson of sales representative Vilma Stillwell. Luke Stanley Stillwell.Are you a collector?Questers International invites collectors to an informative open house at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Southshore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in the computer room. They have a range of activities geared towards collectors to include field trips, local treasure spots, restoration and preservation of historic sites and monthly programs. For more information call 6339171. Sharon Pyche will be celebrating her 70th birthday today, Sept. 6, 2012, with her family and friends. Sharons mother Grace Grant was born on April 26, 1922, while Sharon was born in 1942, her daughter, Lynn Johnson on May 21, 1962 and her granddaughter, Sheri Carty on March 19, 1982. All four generations were born 20 years apart. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org 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 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, September 7 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassy Saturday, September 8 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 All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Happy 70th BirthdayTell your storyTheres still time to register for the Write Your Life Story! course which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at Hillsborough Community College/SouthShore, 551 24th St. N.E. on Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Create an important legacy for your heirs in eight sessions as you learn to write interesting stories about your life and times. Class size is limited and you must register in advance. For more information check it out on the HCC/SouthShore Lifelong Learning catalog on line at http:// tinyurl.com/27b4bxg.org or call 813-259-6010.Beta Sigma Phi to meetLaureate Zeta Kappa will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. There will be no program; instead Welcome back... and what did you do this summer? For more information call 813-634-9774.Crafters and vendors wanted Craft vendors are needed for the Eagles Auxilary Craft and Yard sale to be held on November 3. The price is a $10 donation for each table. For more information or to reserve a table call Barbara at 813-767-4189.

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16 SEPTEMBER 6, 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 Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven 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 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5d Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Edgar Hadfield HannumEdgar Hadfield Hannum passed away peacefully Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the age of 90 in Sun City Center, Florida, with his wife and daughter at his side. Born in 1921 in Berwyn, IL, to Ralph and Libbie Hannum, he was preceded in death by his sister Jeanne Hannum Hansen. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille Havlik Hannum; daughter, Diane Hannum; sons, Scott (Debi), Ralph, and Doug (Nancy); grandchildren Jeremy, James, Kristen, Nicki, Ford and Mackenzie Hannum; and greatgranddaughter Marlee. Edward worked for international Harvester, and Hercules Engines of Canton, OH, where he retired as Vice President of OEM Sales. He was a Dive Bomber Pilot as a Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Edgar was an avid sailor who loved the water, making sure all his children were proficient swimmers. He was a devoted husband and father and will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to LifePath Hospice at Sun City Center or International Essential Tremor Foundation. Ethel B. WhitmoreEthel B. Whitmore, 94, formerly of Jacksonville and Coral Gables, FL passed away peacefully in Ruskin, Florida on August 17, 2012. When she was 9 years old, a family tragedy occurred in Jacksonville; her mother, Florence, and brothers Charles and Stafford were killed when their car was hit by a train. Her father had died a few years earlier. Ethel and her sisters (Hilda and Lillian) were raised by loving family members. She graduated from Landon High School in 1934 and married her high school sweetheart, the late Warren B. Whitmore. At Landon, Ethel was the first leader of the Landon Lionettes precision marching team and Warren was captain of the football team. They were married for 65 years. In Jacksonville, Ethel was an officer in the South Jacksonville Womans Club, the Southside Garden Club as well as a PTA president and a Girl Scout leader. They relocated with National Airlines to Coral Gables in 1963 where she became an officer in the Coco Plum Womans Club and the Hammock Garden Club and also a Cub Scout leader. She received an AA degree from Miami Dade Community College, wrote poetry and became a published author. An avid world traveler, for her 88th birthday, she crossed Canada on the Trans-Canadian train. Ethel is survived by two children Sherry Gagnon (Gerry), Ruskin, FL and Brad Whitmore (Bobbi), Rockledge, FL. Grandchildren Dietrick Lamade, Chesapeake, VA; Lynn Maready, Richmond, VA and Warren Whitmore III New York. Her great-grandchildren include Amanda and Leah Maready, and Daytona and Steele Lamade. She leaves many nieces and nephews. Known to all as a proper lady in the truest sense, she was a loving and steadfast matriarch, who touched many lives in immeasurable ways. Private services will be held in Jacksonville. Memorials can be made in her name to the Wounded Warrior project, 4899 Bellfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl. In MemoriumBrent BennettJune 8, 1989 September 8, 2007 From the first time we held you, To the last time we said goodbye, To each time you come into our thoughts You remain our Precious Angel. Forever in our Hearts, Dad, Mom and Ryan even those tedious little things that annoy us to death sometimes, those things as well, should be praised and remembered as a small part of this intricate puzzle we call life. From Brent ~ August 30, 2006 We cant believe it has been 5 years since that terrible day that you were taken away from us so quickly.The days fly by so fast, but we think of you everyday and miss you terribly, but we know that our family will be complete again one day. Love, Poppy, Uncle Ron, Aunt Kimmy and Krisi Kenneth L. KetchamKenneth L. Ketcham of Sun City Center, formerly of Kansas City, MO, and Shenandoah, IA, died peacefully at LifePath Hospice House on August 26, 2012. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, his mother, his two brothers, his two sisters, his two sons, his stepson and stepdaughter and all their respective families. Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Ken Ketcham Sound Equipment Fund c/o St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, Greater Sun Center, FL 33573.Barbara (Bobbi) StopyraBarbara (Bobbi) Stopyra, a 26year resident of Sun City Center, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Bobbi was an avid bridge player, serving for many years as a director of the SCC Duplicate Bridge Club. She also enjoyed traveling and nearly covered the globe, beginning with an educational trip to Greece and Italy in 1965 to enhance her lessons as a history teacher. She was predeceased by John, her husband of 55 years, and a grandson, Mark Wormser. Left with fond memories of Bobbi are son, Jack Stopyra and his wife, Mariann, daughter, Dottie Wormser, grandson, Kevin Wormser and great granddaughter Destiny. 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 Healing the Heart Sam Rorer, retired Air Force chaplain and respected leader at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, will facilitate a new GriefShare Group beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the church. GriefShare is designed to lead those suffering pain from hurt or loss on their road to recovery. Each of the thirteen sessions includes a video featuring personal stories of those grieving a loss with expert insights to promote healing. The video is followed by a time of group sharing. Each participant will receive the workbook From Mourning to Joy filled with prayers, reflections and Scripture verses reflecting strength. Those who have previously attended GriefShare have praised this course as a meaningful life experience. For more information or to register, call Pat Hill, Director of Ministries (813) 634-2539 or email pathill@sccumc.com.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 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. Sunday School classes offeredA new series of Sunday School classes at Trinity Baptist Church are being offered in September and are open to all. Some of these classes will focus on Living through tough times and The Church: transforming lives in a changing culture, while other classes will study various books of the Bible. All the classes are offered from 9-10 a.m. on Sunday mornings prior to the worship service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 634-4228.PHOTO pPROVIDED BY VVERN EELARTHTrinity Baptist Church member Gerald Yentes teaches his Sunday School class. Adult Bible Studies presentedNorthside Baptist Church of Ruskin is beginning a new series of studies aimed at adults on Wednesday, Sept. 12. They will be offering three very different breakout sessions. Fundamentals of the Faith is a study by John MacArthur which is designed to help us discover why we believe as we do. This study will be led by Dustin and Mary DeVos. Dustin says that this study is really an exploration of the foundations of faith. A second option is entitled, Obsessed, Making Jesus the Desire of Your Heart according to teacher, Dr. Richard Dominguez, will challenge and confront obsessions through scripture. Finally, Honor Begins at Home, led by Brian and Trish Hutchinson, this is a study based on the resolutions from the movie, Courageous. The main goal of both the movie and this course is aiding parents in building families that last. Anyone interested in exploring any of these subjects in depth, is invited on Wednesday evenings beginning with dinner and fellowship at 5:30 p.m. If you cant make it for dinner, the study sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1301 US 41 N, in Ruskin. For more information, call the church office (813) 645-1121: during office hours Monday to Thursday, 9-5 p.m and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.New member welcomedSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes a new member to the congregation, Apollo Beach resident Robert Joseph Joey Davis, Jr. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. The church offers two services each Sunday, a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 634-1252. Robert Joseph Joey Davis, Jr.Remove the dont from I dont knowThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center youth group, Under the Cross, is introducing a new study hall program: Taking the Dont Out of I Dont Know. It is free to area youth, grades 6-12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The program is designed to help students gain academic success and confidence. Volunteer tutors are available to help the youngsters with homework questions in all subjects. The United Methodist Churchs Under The Cross youth group meets Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free meal, fun activities, youth based Bible study and real talk about what is going on in the lives of our younger citizens. Under the Cross is open to all youth grades 6 through high school. For more information about the youth group, call Tiffani Martinez at (813)-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.sccumc.com. First United Methodist Church of Brandon offers bible studies for womenMondays, at 6:45 p.m., beginning September 10 Daniel: Life of Integrity, Words of Prophecy, by Beth Moore Join Beth Moore in a faith-building 12-week study of prophecy, and learn how to live with integrity in todays self-absorbed society. Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and confront temptations and threats, todays believers face many of the same trials. Wednesdays, at 9:30 a.m., beginning September 12 Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break, by Kelly Minter Nehemiah had to have a heart that could break so he could restore a wall that was broken. In this seven-session Bible study, Nehemiahs heart for the oppressed, suffering and poor is a beacon whose light shines on the current call of the church to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In addition, this study addresses teamwork, integrity, generosity, truth in culture, Gods compassion, and much more. Free on-site child care is available for the Wednesday morning study with advance notification. To register, or for more information, call 689-4161. Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., beginning September 25 Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesnt Make Sense, by Jennifer Rothschild Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they dont always feel right. Explore these and other questions in this realistic, seven-week, look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. Gods ways dont always make sense, but He is trustworthy. For more about any of these studies, email info@fumcbrandon.org or call 689-4161.Affordable Care Act disectedThe Chai Chapter of Hadassah will host a New Member Tea from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at Beth Israel of Sun City Center, 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. They are honored to have Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, a local authority on the Affordable Care Act speak at their tea. Dr. Prabhakaran is the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and Deputy State Director of Doctors for America (a national organization). Dr. Prabhakaran will speak about and explain what the Affordable Care Act does and does not do, without referring to any political party or agenda. This event is free to the public. You must R.S.V.P. by September 30 to attend. 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18 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! St. Anne Catholic Church Faith FormationRegistration for St. Anne Catholic Church Faith Formation will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the church narthex and St. Joachim Hall or visit the Parish Office Monday through Thursday. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave NE Ruskin. Classes commence on Sunday, Sept. 23. All classes are held on Sundays Elementary Faith Formation 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Middle School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. High School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.RCIA Adults, Children and Teens11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information call 813865-8222.Phil Provenzano & The Jazz Xperience to perform The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back Phil Provenzano and The Jazz Xperience on Friday Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Phils ensemble is a main-stream, straight-ahead jazz combo that was originally formed to perpetuate the West Coast jazz sounds of musicians like Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat as the group is gaining a larger and larger fan base in this area. A donation of $5 is requested at the door. For more information call 813-634-2539or visit www.sccumc.com. Friday night at the moviesThe SCC United Methodist Church is showing The Mighty Macs at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. in Creason Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the popcorn machine popping, coffee pot brewing, and the cookies and other beverages waiting. Enjoy this true story about Cathy Rush, who wanted to make a difference by taking a job as a girls basketball coach. Follow her struggles to teach at a school that is barely able to keep its doors open. Can she persevere? Christian Womens Connection will present their luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Guest speaker Betty Smith, will share some of her experiences living on a Caribbean Island. The program will be Hangovers Boutique. Seating begins at 11 a.m. The menu is shaved roast beef sandwich, beverage and dessert or alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 9384320 or Tara Flood at 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Sept. 10.Christian Womens Connection to meet Have You Heard the News?Unity in Brandon joyfully announces the arrival of its long-awaited Spiritual Leader, Toby Isaacson. Toby comes from St. Petersburg, Fl where she has lived for more than twenty years. She spent her adolescent years in the Great Lakes part of the country, beginning her life in Toledo, Ohio, playing in the lakes and parks of Michigan and Ohio. In the early 1990s, Toby became aware of Unity. She began attending regularly and taking classes at First Unity. Unitys recognition of the Divine inherent in everyone and its acceptance of faith traditions around the world and across time aligned with the inner understanding Toby had come to know within herself for all of us: We are All One, from One. Toby completed her course of studies through Unity Worldwide Ministries Spiritual Education and Enrichment Programwhich recognizes her as a Spiritual Leader as well as a Licensed Unity Teacher. She has been visiting with Unity in Brandon and delivering her uplifting spiritual messages of Unity on occasional Sundays over the past several months, consistently with high praise.Toby accepted the invitation to the Unity in Brandon spiritual family in August, 2012.St. Anne celebrates Native American HeritageFather John McEvoy celebrated a Native American Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, on August 25. The liturgy of this Mass highlighted the many prayers, symbols and traditions associated with the Native American culture. Representatives of the Mohawk, Blackfoot, Choctaw, Cherokee, Pawnee, Iroquois, Mik-mag, Dakota, Mayan and Carib nations were in attendance. This year is very exciting for the Native American community, said Maureen Biebrich, a member of the Many Nations Kateri Circle. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk, will be canonized on October 21, 2012 in Rome, becoming the first Native American Saint. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Avenue N.E. in Ruskin. Cross bearer Bob Browning during Offertory Procession of the special Native American Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19septemSEPTEMBerER 6, 2012 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and T The RRiverview Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 280 petsPETS 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE MARINE400 115 LostLOST & FoundOUNDFF ound white & brown dog, near corner of Owens R R d & SR SR 674, Wimauma. Call 813-777-2971 to identify 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAA lmost N N ew T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off US S 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 donate Big sale. 1918 N N Pebble Beach, S S CC. S S ept. 6, 7, 8. 7am-? R R eel mower, furniture, appliances, dish& much more.S Sept. 7, 8am-2pm. G G olf cart, household items, desk, collectibles, clothes. 2318 E E D D el Webb Blvd., S SCC.R Ruskin: E Electric Bike S Shop. Clearance S Sale. 25 miles top speed, 40 mile on a charge. Buy, sell, trade. Come & browse. 2112 USS 41 S S. or call 813-649-0213 Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin LLarge yard sale. A Almost everything must go. F F urniture, stereo equipment, etc. T Too much to list. S Sept 7 ings, 11217 FFiddlewood DDr Moving sale. T Too much to mention. L Low prices on everything. 1401 R River D Dr., S SW, R Ruskin. F Friday & S Saturday, S Sept 7 & 8, 8:30am4:30pm. 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Cell: 382-7536 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 5, 7 & 8BOGO Kids Sale Buy 1, Get 1 FREEon all kids clothes 331 AppPPLiancesIANCESRR emodeling: S S elling Kenmore white refrigerator, great condition & working order $150 obo. Queen sofa sleeper, like new $120, obo. 813-833-3870 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 sSLipsIPS orOR storaSTORAGeESS outh Bay RV RV & Boat S S torage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBaySStorage.com 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeEStorage Rameys BBusiness Park 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 511 housesHOUSES forFOR saSALeE REALL ESTATE500 515 ViILLasAS ForOR SaALeE55+ 2br/2ba plus den, 1393 sf V V illa in D Del Webbs S S outhSS hore F F alls, A A pollo Beach. $135,000 or $145,000 furnished. Call 813-6418150 HAMPTON expanded, KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport. Owner financing available .......................... $57,500 2BR/2BA Knolls (private pool), furnished... $57,5002BR/2BA Bedford, W/D, encl. lanai, carport..... $29,900RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up, new tile flooring ................................................................... $550 month 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D, close to clubhouse ................................................................... $700 month 1BR furnished, in SCC, carport................ $700 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! is the BBuyers Marketplace 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. Close to golf course and town. $58,500. BRING US AN OFFER! Ruskin 2BR/2BA doublewide on nice own lot, large MBR and MBA, spacious living/dining room, inside utility, enclosed glass addition, carport and utility shed. $49,900. CONTRACT PENDING Furniture: Broyhill dining suite; king bedroom suite; leather sleeper sofa; Norwalk loveseats; La-Z-Boy dual leather recliners; dinette table w/chairs; curio cabinets; king bed; computer desk; drop-leaf table w/chairs; Thomasville serving cart; patio furniture; server; jewelry chest; Henry Link white wicker chest. Miscellaneous: Tri-Star cleaning system; Hoover steam vac; garage cabinets; Ping Zing 2 golf clubs; gas grill; lots of kitchen items; Collectibles: Capodimonte; Lenox; Moalaks Siabinis art; old books; Noritake China; vintage and costume jewelry.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 2303 Emerald Lake Dr., SCC

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 TTHEE SSHOPPERPPER RERENTT ALSS600 MM.H. HOUSSING550 PRPROF. SERSER VICESES650 SERSER VICESES700 565 MM.H. inIN PaPARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 Wa A TERfFRonONT RREnNTal ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach on water. Furnished 1 bedroom, all utilities, including internet, TV, washer, dryer. No smoking, no pets. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished wa terfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813-645-4991 611 HouOUSES foFOR REnNTSCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813610-7515 611 houHOUSES foFOR REnNTFor rent. House, Simmons Loop, Riverview. 2br/2ba, large covered area. New paint & carpet. Country setting on 5 acres. 813-508-0307 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 For rent. Ruskin home. 2,000 sf 4br/2ba/2cg. Ceramic tile & wood floors, new paint, large kitchen, stainless steel appliances, lots of closets, fence backyard. $1,250 monthly plus deposit. 813-6796387 Ruskin. 4br/2ba/2cg, fenced yard in College Chase. Available now. $1,200 monthly plus deposit. 813641-1288 4br/2ba/2cg, screened pool. Apollo Beach. $1,300 monthly. First, last & security. Freshly painted/ new carpet & tile 219-218-4189 or 219670-4310612 APa ARTMEnNTS foFOR RREnNTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896614 DuUPlLEX foFOR REnNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813641-8400 630 MM.H. RREnNTal ALSFor RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207 For rent; 1br/1ba mobile home in quiet park. Totally refurbished, nice bright & clean. No pets, no smokers, close to SCC. $700 monthly. Call 813-695-5515 One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 645 officOFFICE SPac ACE 646 Wa AREhouHOUSE SSPac ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEPingINGQuickBBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 adul ADUL T & childCHILD caCARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 705 ClLEaningANINGRRons Cleaning SService rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean 705 clCLEaningANINGBBeckys At Your SService Cleaning. Licensed & dependable cleaning service, for all your cleaning needs. Free estimates. Call today 813-395-4701710 LawnAWN CaAREMM & C MMower RRepair. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery BB&SS Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 BBills Lawn SService Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840TTerrys Lawn SService Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 SS & L Lawn MMower RRepair 1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tuneup special. $49 push mower $69 riding mowers. Free pickup & delivery. Same day service. 813305-6666 715 FillILL DiIRT/HaulingAULINGMMyers TTrucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. ***** TThe OBSERBSER VERER NEEWSS has it all! ***** Informative Now is the TIME TO BUY!CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 645-3211 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924Celebrating 88 Years1924 to 2012 AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath 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 WATERFRONT LOTS IN RUSKIN BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!! Both are beautiful building lots ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay. Both have county water and sewer available, no homeowner association so no extra fees. Priced at $88,000 and $90,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3/2 manufactured home built in 1994 on large lot located convenient to the Wildcat Creek boat ramp. Inside laundry and all appliances are included HVAC system is only 3 years old!! 2 storage sheds located on the property and one even has a workbench. The large 12 x 24 screened lanai affords additional space for dining and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful oak trees that grace the property. Dont delay Call for your own private showing today. $56,900 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 PLENTY OF HAPPY TO SPREAD. Excellent space with 3BR 3BA well kept home for indoor person, outstanding huge outbuilding on slab for outdoor hobbyist or toy collector, great private space with its own entrance for adult family member (or even trusted teenager), treed yard, deck, gazebo, 2 car garage. And all for $135,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NEW LISTING! 4BR/1BA INVESTOR SPECIAL Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 $55,000. WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. 2 HOMES ON 1.39 ACRES on the LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq. ft) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq. ft. and a boathouse. $299,900. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private ofces, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $ 199,000. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 7482201 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq. ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 U-SNOOZE U-LOSE U-NIQUE 3BR 2BA two story home in very desirable non-ood area of Ruskin. Custom house recently renovated inside and out. Quick closing and occupancy. No work necessary. $139,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 VERY NICE 70x108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO H WY 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath and small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey and trafc study completed. Reduced to $999,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach with water and cable included. $850 per month with a one year lease. 2BR/1BA HOUSE in Ruskin $800 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. 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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 6, 2012 Volume 56 Number 33THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyFamily Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Update the look of your kitchen with new cabinets.Theres plenty of time before the holidays!SCCs Finest Flooring Store is now offering SCCs FINEST CABINETRY30 colors and finishes to choose from... at prices you can afford. firehouse cultural center FCC announces school eld trip programs Winter Holiday Stories Katie Adams Make-Believe Theatre Journey to Africa Kuumba Dancers and Drummers Steel Drum Magic! Hammerhead Steel DrumsSee page 2 for more information and dates Welcome to Tampa Bay!Yes, the prison fences are gone Organizers plan for CareFest SouthShoreBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Norman Blanton means it when he says he cares. Blanton, who has been the pastor of the Ruskin Foursquare Church since May, worked to bring Somebody Cares Tampa Bay to Plant City (as Somebody Cares Plant City) when he pastored a church there. Now hes doing the same for residents of South County. We held the event there for six years, Blanton said. It was a real joy, not just for the people who received help, but for the volunteers as well. A native of Plant City, Blanton lives in Dover and now that hes working in Ruskin, hes organizing CareFest 2012 under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for this area on Saturday, September 29. As the self-appointed area coordinator of the event, Blanton has gathered a core group of volunteers to identify people who need some sort of assistance with home repairs or cleanup; keep track of Volunteers at a recent day of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay helped paint, yard cleanup and home repairs according to their particular skills.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe Tampa skyline, still fully intact after the RNC. While it might have been the butt of more than a few jokes, it turns out the Tampa Bay area is a pretty cool place after all. By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netThe normally quiet and relatively happy lives of Minnesotans were altered with tear gas canisters and mass arrests during the first week of September in 2008. Well over 10,000 protestors turned out for the Republican National Convention, held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and things got ugly. In addition to tear gas, law enforcement resorted to mass arrests, rounding up protestors and the journalists working to cover them alike. Area volunteers report on changes for inmates moved from HCIBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY While they were at Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview, women inmates had access to many programs started and maintained by approximately 400 South County mentors and volunteers. When the local prison was closed March 29, the inmates were transferred to Lowell Reception Center in Ocala. Since then, many South County volunteers have visited and received letters from those they formerly visited and mentored, while others who cant drive the distance call each other and ask about these inmates new lives. The reports are varied, depending on the experience of each particular inmate. The Riverview facility was Faith and Character Based, which was a new premise at a womens facility under the Florida Department of Corrections. It has been reported by both inmates and visitors that although staff at Lowell is trying to make adjustments to allow for dorms of Faith and Character Based inmates, many of them say their lives are just not the same. The general opinion of everyone interviewed, and also from the letters sent by inmates and one former inmate, now living in Tampa who spoke anonymously, Few people from the Republican Party, to news organizations, the city, and law enforcement itself were happy with the results. Four years later, many were expecting the worst as the RNC came to Tampa. If normally peaceful and successful St. Paul could be so rocked, just think of what could happen in normally insane Florida? In the end, perhaps the insanity was part of the success. Last week as candidates, party officials, thousands of delegates, guests, members of the media, and protestors left the city after the RNC drew to a close, nearly everyone had something complimentary to say about Tampa. Even the protestors were happy, perhaps even stunned, at how they were treated during the convention. As the Tampa Bay Times reported last week, upon hearing that some protestors were low on funds as well as on food, law enforcement officers visited their camp, dubbed Romneyville, with sandwiches and ice-cold bottles of water. One man told the newspaper that he had never experienced anything like that in 28 years of protesting political conventions. In the end, there were no garbage dumpsters-turned-to-flaming-tanks (all the wheels were locked down), no obscene vandalism of city statues (they were boarded up), no defacing of buildings (most were fenced off with prison-quality fencing) and not a single tear gas canister Riverview Chamber reaching out to businesses2013 honorary mayor candidate Elijah Heath of Edward Jones poses with chamber director Tanya Doran and Deb Peters of DP Fitness & Wellness. More on page 12.See CAREFEST, page 3 See TAMPA BAY IS INTACT, page 14 See RELOCATED HCI INMATES, page 7MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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2 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 Alpha Idol 2012 So, you think you can sing? Public schools, private schools and home schools in south Hillsborough County have some great field trips in store for them this school year at the Firehouse Cultural Center. In cooperation with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Firehouse presents top-tier singers, dancers, drummers and storytellers in two shows per day all with solid curriculum connections to what the kids learn at school. In December, just in time for the season, Katie Adams, presents Winter Holiday Stories. A mesmerizing storyteller, Adams engages active audience participation and imparts a sense of being right in the middle of things. Her costumes, puppets, and colorful props are fascinating. In this show, Adams unwraps gifts to segue into three stories. The Little Snow Girl is a Russian version of Frosty the Snowman. The Magic Pomegranate is a Jewish adventure story about the true meaning of giving. The Shoemaker and the Elves, from old England, finds elves helping a poor shoemaker and his wife. Adamss material includes character development as well as language arts,social studies and music. Well known throughout Florida for their exciting performances, Kuumba Dancers and Drummers and a master storyteller take students on a fully participatory Journey To Africa in February. Some of the best African drumming around complements gorgeous costumes and highly accomplished dancers in this program of music, dance and storytelling from the four corners of Africa. Dance leader Natalie Jackson, lead drummer Myron Jackson, and storyteller Uwezo Sudan connect to language arts and social studies curricula, as well as music and dance.Firehouse Cultural Center hosts school field trip programs Hammerhead Steel Drums The Hammerhead Steel Drums are popular regulars at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Hammerhead will bring Steel Drum Magic to the Firehouse in May. Great timing, Hammerhead! Testing is over; teachers are winding up the school year, and kids are looking forward to summer! Hammerheads leader Mark Jenkins loads his narrative with social studies and history. Hammerhead drummers are polished professionals with lots of pizzazz and contagious enthusiasm. Students and teachers alike respond with a thousand percent involvement. The Firehouse Cultural Center, in its second year of operation, is a renovated facility with new restrooms and air-conditioned theater. With the comforts in place, the Center is ready to go for the school year 2012-13. Firehouse Cultural Center School Field Trip Programs Winter Holiday Stories Katie Adams Make-Believe Theatre Thursday, December 13, 2012. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., grades K-5. Journey to Africa Kuumba Dancers and Drummers Uwezo Sudan, Storyteller. Thursday, February 7, 2013. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., grades K-5. Steel Drum Magic! Hammerhead Steel Drums Thursday, May 2, 2013. Show times 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., grades K. Admission for all shows is $5.50 per person. Reservations for Public Schools is at http://www.artsinedu. com (click on Search Field Trip Performances, click the drop down menu next to Venue and scroll to Firehouse Cultural Center. Reservations for private and home schools contact the Firehouse Cultural Center directly at rehousecultural@gmail.com or call 813-645-7651 Firehouse Cultural Center 101 1st Ave. NE, Ruskin (1 block east of Hwy. 41 and 1 block south of Shell Point Road)MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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SAVE 33% people with specific skills like carpentry, plumbing and other aspects of construction and home maintenance; and to ask for donations of materials including paint, building supplies and bottled water. The first thing Blanton did was to contact other area pastors and enlist help from the churches. He has also approached several businesses and is in the process of making the groups needs known to area chambers of commerce. Pastor Jerry Lubrano of Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave. S.E. in Ruskin (south off State Road 674 between Ruskin and Sun City Center) has donated the use of his church for the event because he has the facilities to accommodate it. Groups and individuals will gather there the day of the event (Sept. 29) at 7 a.m. for a kickoff and registration. The organizers hope to have advance notice of all who plan to volunteer but extra people may show up at the site if they find they can help at the last minute. Volunteers from all religious denominations, businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups will work side-by-side doing simple home repairs and yard work for homeowners in the community who are legitimately unable to do the work themselves. This years theme is Bee Caretagious! (and uses the symbol of a bumblebee), said Dana Perrotto of Apollo Beach, who has taken on the job as public relations coordinator for the event. Single moms, the elderly, the disabled, and low income families often have difficulty maintaining and repairing their homes. Needs such as exterior and interior painting, simple carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, yard cleanup, landscaping, and more may be submitted for consideration by anyone. The need will be evaluated and if approved, adopted as a CareFest project, she explained. Danas husband Trent has taken on the job of project evaluator and will work closely with Howard Roshaven, who will be acting as volunteer coordinator. People with ideas and names for projects may call Trent Perrotto at (813) 454-9244 and prospective volunteersor those with questions about volunteeringmay call Roshaven at (813) 642-9645. Both say if a machine answers to leave names and numbers and they will call back. Meanwhile Blanton is available for general questions about the event at (813) 309-3558. Volunteers in groups headed by these persons will check out suggested projects and evaluate the time and materials necessary to perform them. Volunteers with special construction or maintenance skills will be matched with projects, and all others will be assigned where they are needed. The earlier projects are identified and volunteers enlisted, the smoother the event will be. We have to know the project is doable within a 4-to-5 hour time period, said Blanton. Every volunteer is asked to show up dressed in work clothes and bring tools of their trade; or for yard work or whatever they think they may need. After the registration, volunteers will spend until 1 p.m. and then return to Destiny Church where they will be treated to lunch, music and a celebration of the days events. Both volunteers and recipients will be served and asked if they would like to speak about their specific experience. The only specific qualification (besides being really in need of help) is that they own the property and sign owner releases of liability so that no lawsuits can be filed against any helper organization or volunteer. This is a great way for kids to earn community service hours, Dana Perrotto said. These hours can be ordered by the court for juvenile probation or voluntarily done to be used toward Bright Futures Scholarships. As reported earlier this year in The Observer News and Riverview Current, the amount of volunteer hours now required for these scholarships has been substantially raised for the graduating class of 2013. Preteens as young as 12 may work alongside adults with signed parental permission, and Blanton said the events he held in Plant City were well-attended by youth groups. Anyone 18 or older may work as an adult once he or she is matched with a project. There is no upper age limit, although Blanton reminds volunteers that a lot of the necessary work will be Organizers plan for CareFest SouthShore PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe core group of volunteers plan CareFest South Shore, under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay. From left are Pastor Norman Blanton, Howard Roshaven, and Trent and Dana Perrotto. done outdoors. Its mostly things like plumbing leaks, painting and yard cleanup, he said, which led into a story about an elderly couple in Plant City when the husband had cancer. Hed been a junkman, and had a lot of things in his yard. When he fell ill, the city cited him with $100 a day fine. We went in and cleaned it up spotless, front and back. View a CareFest promo video at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=qebpOLDsqtk or log onto www.carefestusa.com. Both these websites will give people the opportunity to view what happens at these events, but remember they give telephone numbers for Somebody Cares Tampa Bay (at 727 exchanges) so South County residents are asked to call the local numbers given in this story instead. This is a way to honor the commands in the Bible to love God by loving your neighbor, Blanton said, citing several passages of Scripture.

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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 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 EVENTS Tuesday fixins 5 to 7 p.m. Chili, cheese, onions, relish, etc. Wednesday to 7 p.m. 4th Wednesday of the month, Lindas famous liver n onions. 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Remember, graveyards are full of people who God is finished with on this earth; the rest of us are his Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Thinking right

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 5Tired of the same old fish fry?Enjoy shrimp, chicken tenders, fish and shrimp combo, all-you-can-eat fish for $9 or the works for $12 every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post #148 off U.S. 301 and Hannaway Dr. Riverview. All monies raised are used for charity.Riverview Cyclones spin in CooperstownThe Riverview Cyclones, a local 12U travel baseball team, just returned from the Cooperstown Dreamspark Tournament in Cooperstown, NY. The team won the first place trophy in the around the horn skills competition at 23.56 seconds out of 104 teams that were at the tournament. The Cyclones were 6-2 overall in the tournament with 15 home runs including a grand slam! The team placed 22nd out of 104 teams for the week. The Cyclones play at East Bay Little League and are managed by Rick Nipper and Scott Rutherford.Players are from back row left: Bryce Shinault, Nelson Vega, Jacob Eldridge, Zack Saumell, Logan Kitts, Keith Hardin, Miccah Pocopanni; From front row left: William Swantek, Danny Izquierdo, Tate Nipper, Tito Caballero, Brett Rutherford, Wyatt Buzbee, Manny Martinez. Cantorum selected to sing at RNC rallyOn Sunday, August 26, the Cantorum, a highly competitive singing group from Clearwater Christian College, was invited to participate in the Faith & Freedom Coalitions rally at the Tampa Theatre starting off the opening weekend of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Jillian Blackwell from Riverview, was selected to participate in the event. She is the daughter of James and Joan Blackwell of Riverview. I was thrilled with the experi ence, said Dr. Pattye Casarow, director of the Cantorum. It went very well. The audience roared with applause and appreciation. Im so thankful to the Lord that our students can enjoy these very special types of opportunities that will be lifetime memories. The Cantorum, consisting of students and alumni, sang a trio of patriotic songs that included I Hear America Singing by Andre Thomas, Who Are the Brave by Joseph Martin, and Patriots Honor by Matt McMorris. Special guests at the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally included former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas among others.Dog Fest 2012 announcedAliquity, a 501c3 Corporation is hosting their annual Dog Fest from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at Circa Fishhawk, 5925 Village Center Drive in Lithia. The event site is the future home of the Fishhawk Dog Park and is located just east of Barrington Middle School, south of the Mosaic office building on Fishhawk Blvd. The Dog Fest is a yearly event which brings local businesses and dog lovers together. Admission is free! The Dog Fest features several great contests: Cutest Puppy, Best Costume, Owner-Dog Look-a-like ($5.00 entry fee per contest). There will be many vendor booths, training demonstrations, pet adoptions, a flea market, and a pet blessing. Proceeds from Dog Fest 2012 will benefit local dog rescue organiza tions and other dog related charities. For more information about Dog Fest 2012, Aliquity, or other events visit www.Aliquity.com. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights September 6 September 12Teen Volunteer Orientation Family Story Time Teen Advisory Board Meeting Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create* Creative Artists: Lets Create* Baby Time Amazing Animal Adventures Toddler Time Story Time 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 pm.. 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 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night Tuesday Night Friday Night Saturday Night EBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces their 30 year Reunion plans from October 26 -28. Multiple events some to include family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center. RSVP is required by October 5. For more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@verizon.net or aa_albritton@ yahoo.com

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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 BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books As I was setting out for work one day last week I met one of the new neighbors who just bought a condo in our association. I introduced myself and welcomed him to the area. His car battery had died and it seemed that had set the tone for his day. I sensed his frustration and asked if there was any way I could help him. He expressed he didnt know anything about where things were, what was what or how to get started living here. After telling him I was president of the association and would be happy to answer any questions for him, I also told him to come by the Chamber and we would be happy to assist him with his larger questions. Moving into a new community is way high on the list of things that stress us out the most (after the death of a loved one and the end of a relationship.) We think of scenarios where folks up North reach the age when they can retire, they pack up their things and they look forward to moving to sunny Florida. Carefree life. No problems. But often that isnt the reality of it. What if the house up North hasnt closed yet? What of their old things do they move here? Which bank should they move their assets to? What about transferring all of their medical data how do they go about selecting a new physician/dentist/ optometrist? What if theres a problem in their new home? How do they find the best plumber/electri cian/AC company? This is where the Chamber of Commerce comes in. In the next weeks and months, many of our friends from Up North will make their annual pilgrimage to our fair community to ride out the winter. More than a few will be coming here for the first time. Not only can we refer them to vetted service providers, tradespeople and specialty businesses, we can also give them our free By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, Me & Business:Welcoming the newcomersGolf Cart Handbook and Community Guide. We can give them directions to Busch Gardens when the grandkids come to visit and tell them when to put the recycling bins out to the end of the driveway. We have bus schedules and Bucs schedules. We have hurricane info and Lightning info. We have restaurant guides and fishing guides. Sun City Center has plenty of resources for local information we are just one of them. Both the Community Association and the Kings Point Federation do a wonderful job of orienting new residents, and the Information Center has brochures on everything, including the history of our area and all of the clubs, organizations, charities and associations that make Sun City Center what it is. So if you see someone new here, introduce yourself. Welcome them to the area. And tell them to visit one of the various places around town designed to help them get acclimated. You might speed up the process to them having that carefree life. With no problems.Casting callPALMETTO The Manatee Village Historical Park and the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground will host the outdoor drama Spirit Voices from Old Manatee which will be held October 12-14 and 19-20. Auditions for parts will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For character types, ages, etc., call Christine Brown at 941-741-4075. 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. Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult program/event highlightsRuskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-looking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. SummerTech! PowerPoint: Text Boxes, CliAdding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. PowerPoint: Effects and TranLearn about adding effects and transitions to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn how to create a listing, and sell items on Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recom mended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Calling all Wimauma residentsAre you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school, plan to attend the Hispanic Services Council meet ing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Hillsborough County Senior Center, 5714 North St. Wimauma. For more information call Lydia Reyes at (813) 9367700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil.org

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 7 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information LOOSE DENTURES?MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM Area volunteers report on changes for inmates moved from HCI is that the volunteers in South County who regularly visited HCI made a huge difference in these womens lives and their efforts even if separated will never be forgotten. But its all different now, said Myrna Persinger on August 31. My husband used to teach a Bible study while I volunteered doing other things, but now he drives me up there and sits in the car while I see the women I mentor. This is because the male-female visitor rules there are different, she explained. I used to go out there several times a week, Myrna said. But Ocala is a long way. Sharon Whiddon, head of the prison ministry for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, held chaplain status at HCI so the chapel could remain open when the prison chaplain was not with them. A retired psychiatric nurse, she also supervised a mentoring program. There has been a lot of confusion, with rules changing and not all the staff understanding the difference in philosophy with a faith-based program, Whiddon said. She explained that not only does the faith-based status mean inmates are treated more as individuals and not talked to in derogatory terms, but they also had a lot of betterment programs to choose from at HCI that had been created and were being kept up by volunteers. The inmates were greeted (at Lowell) with mass confusion and chaos and items that had been PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOMyrna Persinger and Sharon Whiddon read portions of letters Whid don has received from women who were transferred out of Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview when it was closed in March. Persinger said she has almost that many letters and others who volunteered are also getting mail. Most of the ones they read aloud said the inmates wished they were back home and want the volunteers in South County to know how much they miss them. provided at HCI by volunteers as simple as footies were taken away from us, said a former inmate who spoke anonymously in a telephone interview Sept. 1. Many of the inmates who were already there treated us as though we thought we were better than they were and said wed been spoiled. This sentiment was echoed in many of the letters received by Whiddon and Persinger. The friend I visit there says she cant relate to the staff-appointed peers who sit as leaders in programs that replace volunteers, said Kathleen Danco. Lets say youre in an anger management group. Are you going to say the same thing knowing it could get out to everyone in the place that you would have said privately to a volunteer youve grown to trust? Despite the reported confusion and loss, some inmates want their long-time South County volunteers to know there have been some changes for the better recently. Sun City Center resident Nancy Williams has visited the women several times and is working with Warden Robin Smith and Katherine Van Zant (wife of Florida House of Representatives Charles Van Zant) to begin hosting programs there. Williams visited Lowell as recently as Aug. 28 and said what she found was very encouraging. Theyve brought in a beekeeping program and many books. Crafts classes have been started and the women have made tote bags for Joshua House and quilts for the VA. I plan to have a Tennis Fun Day some time this month. I had one in the spring, but then I went up North for the summer, Williams said. When HCI was open, Williams was very active in volunteering, starting with inspirational programs in her Fruit of the Spirit classes that covered things like anger management, music, creative writing and Bible study. She later developed sports programs there with the help of many volunteers. Ive been asked by the warden (at Lowell) if I can coordinate a sports program there, Williams said. Things like this just take time. Meanwhile, one way the volunteers and inmates can keep in touch is by letters and cards. Nobody knows just how much it means to the women to know their volunteers still care and have not forgotten them, said Danco, who has also been to Lowell as a visitor recently. This means the world to them. Many lives were changed as inmates began to look at themselves and others in a whole new way under the faithbased program at HCI. The volunteers interviewed said they had bonded with those they mentored just like family. I miss the women at HCI very much and am writing letters to 12 of them who were in the Crafts and Convictions program, said Sun City Center resident Barbara Gingrich. They seem to love getting the letters and tell me how much they miss the volunteers that kept them focused. At first in May and June most of the letters were cries for help, Gingrich said. They did not like the new facility and missed the glimpses of freedom offered to them at HCI. But now she said, some report how they are adjusting. There are new rules. The crafts room is much smaller and only accommodates half of the ladies who previously worked there. But just last week I was told they have crocheted more than 50 caps for women who are undergoing chemotherapy, made quilts for wounded veterans and journals and cards for school children. Gingrich collects (blank) cards and stamps to send the women she visits so they will be able to send them to their friends and families. And I continue to mentor the young lady I have grown to love and cherish, only now I do it by letter, she continued. I have visited her twice since she moved and it means so much to her and to me. I miss my volunteering at the prison and wish I could do more. This continues to be the sentiment of all the volunteers interviewed for this story. To find out more about the Lowell Reception Center and its visitation and gifting rules, visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/ region3/368.html. Information about contacting inmates and/or staff is available at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ contact.html.

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National POWMIA Recognition Day celebratedThe Hillsborough County Veterans Council will be conducting a POW-MIA Recogni tion Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum located at 3602 U.S. 301 N Tampa, one half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize the sacrifice of those service members who remain as Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. The motto: You Are Not Forgotten still stands today. The Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), MacDill AFB will present the colors and the Alonso High School JROTC Color Guard and Cadets will participate in the ceremony. The master of ceremonies for this event is Maj Dick Arens USAF (RET). Former Prisoners of War will be featured as guest speakers. Also partici pating in this event is the Mens Auxiliary, VFW Post 8108 and Marine Corps League Detachment 1226 from Riverview. In addition a solemn POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony will be conducted by the host organization, Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11. This ceremony is open to the public. For more information call Council President Walt Raysick at 813-653-4924 or email wraysick@verizon.net 8 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012Busy on the BayouThe next couple of months will be busy at Camp Bayou Saturdays in September are filled with the Coastal Module of the Florida Master Naturalist Program. Field trips include Emerson Point, Wolf Branch Creek and Cockroach Bay Preserves. Registration requiredroom is still avail able for just a few more students. Register at www.masternaturalist.org. On Saturday, September 22 there will be a Night Hike, starting at 7:30 p.m. The hike is about 1 mile in length with no flashlights! The hike ends at the campfire, with smores and stories about the moon from around the world. This event is part of International Observe the Moon Night, Under the Same Moon. Register at www.campbayou.org, maximum 20 participants. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of supplies. The Camp Bayou Photo contest will be accepting entries until October 20. Photos will be judged by artist Bruce Marsh. Contest rules are avail able at the Nature Notes bloghttp://campbayou.blogspot.comor at the Visitors Center. The winning photos will be on display at the Fall Open House on Saturday, October 27 from 9am-1pm. Details for the Fall Open House are still being finalized. The theme is Out of the Dark, with activities to highlight some of Floridas less cuddly creatures, Hands-on activities include Going Buggy with Dr. George, Snake Spotlight with Bettina and Xerxes, and a favorite downunder, Cockroach Races! Critter mask making will be ongoing throughout the morning and children are encouraged to wear their creations, or give their Halloween costume an early debut, during the Species Walk. More family friendly activities are in the works including some healthy treat alternatives at the Snack Station. Watch for updates on the blog or on the Camp Bayou Facebook page. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from ThursdaySaturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still free. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a publicprivate partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD)., Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813641-8545.Charity event blasts cancerIn its first annual charity golf tournament, Rockets Hit Back Against Cancer, the Rockets Organization donated a total of $4,000 out of the proceeds raised in the golf tournament to benefit the 1 Voice Foundation, a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to support children with cancer and their families by connecting them with financial, emotional, and educational care while funding research for tomorrows cure. The Rockets Organization deserves special recognition and congratulations for all of its hard work and dedication to this very special community service project. AMERICAN 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.Attention citizens 60 years or older ends meet? your grocery bill? Manatee, Polk, Highlands or Hardee County? If so, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help you pay for some of your groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center has a team of specialists who can help you complete your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. If you would like assistance in applying for the Supplemen tal Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), call 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337.Volunteers NeededThe local C.A.R.E. no-kill Animal Shelter is in need of several volunteers to help answer office phones and do light office work. Volunteer schedules are Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. They also are looking for volunteers to help open the kennels and cat facility each morning, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. C.A.R.E. is a non-profit, all volunteer dog and cat rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center, located at 1528 27th Street S.E. in Ruskin, just off Highway 674, west of Interstate 75. If you love animals and may be interested in volunteering, visit and see for yourself what volunteering at their nontraditional shelter is like.For more infor mation email volunteercare@aol.com or call 813-645-2273.Anglers gear up for HCC Fishing Tournament Avid anglers from the Tampa Bay area will team up with renowned captains to fish for a cause at the second annual Hillsborough Community Collge (HCC) Hawks, Line, & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament, Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa. The catch and release tournament benefits HCC scholarship recipients and features three species catego riessnook, trout and red fishwith prizes for the longest three fish of each species and the Grand Slam, largest total of the three fish by any one angler. The event kicks off with a Captains Dinner featuring a silent auction on Thursday, September 13 at the Westshore Yacht Club. All sponsors, anglers and their guests are invited to attend. All net proceeds from the HCC Hawks, Line & Sinker Fishing Tournament fund HCC Foundation scholarships for students who need extra help getting through college. During 2011-2012, the HCC Foundation awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,400 deserving HCC students. For more information, visit hccfl.edu and click on the Fishing Tournament icon.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 9 Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We Accept Most Insurances Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. PRIME CARE OF TAMP A BAYWhere You ALWAYS See a DoctorCaring for you at our Sun City Center location since 2005 We care for you in our ofces, hospitals & nursing facilitiesACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Looking Ahead Dear Looking, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary according to the state you live in. With that said, heres a gener al, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify, along with some resources you can turn to for help. Medicaid Rules Medicaid, the federal and state joint program that covers health care for the poor, is also the largest single payer of Americas nursing home bills for seniors who dont have the resources to pay for their own care. Most people who enter nursing homes dont qualify for Medicaid at first, but pay for care either through long-term care insurance or out-of-pocket until they deplete their savings and become eligible for Medicaid. To qualify for Medicaid, your income and assets will need to be under a certain level thats determined by your state. Most states require that a person have no more than about $2,000 in countable assets that includes cash, savings, investments or other financial resources that can be turned into cash. Assets that arent counted for eligibility include your home if its valued under $525,000 (this limit is higher up to $786,000 in some states), your personal possessions and household goods, one vehicle, prepaid funeral plans and a small amount of life insurance. But be aware that while your home is not considered a countable asset to determine your eligibility, if you cant return to your home, Medicaid can go after the proceeds of your house to help reimburse your nursing home costs, unless your spouse or other dependent relative lives there. (There are some other exceptions to this rule.) After qualifying, all sources of your income such as Social Security and pension checks must be turned over to Medicaid to pay for your care, except for a small per sonal needs allowance usually between $30 and $90. You also need to be aware that you cant give away your assets to qualify for Medicaid faster. Medicaid officials will look at your financial records going back five years to root out suspicious asset transfers. If they find one, your Medicaid coverage will be delayed a certain length of time, according to a formula that divides the transfer amount by the average monthly cost of nursing home care in your state. So if, for example, you live in a state where the average monthly nursing home cost is $5,000 and you gave away cash or other assets worth $100,000, you would be ineligible for benefits for 20 months ($100,000 divided by $5,000 = 20). Spousal Protection Medicaid also has special rules for married couples when one spouse enters a nursing home and the other spouse remains at home. In these cases, the healthy spouse can keep one half of the couples assets up to $113,640 (this amount varies by state), the family home, all the furniture and household goods and one automobile. The healthy spouse is also entitled to keep a portion of the couples monthly income between $1,838 and $2,841. Any income above that goes toward the cost of the nursing home recipients care. What about Medicare? Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors 65 and older and some younger people with disabilities, does not pay for long-term care. It only helps pay up to 100 days of rehabilitative nursing home care, which must occur after a hospital stay. Get Help Again, Medicaid rules are complicated and vary by state, so contact the local Medicaid office (call 800-633-4227 for contact information) for eligibility details. You can also get help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free counseling on all Medicare and Medicaid issues. To find a local SHIP counselor visit shiptalk. org, or call 800-677-1116. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Paying for Nursing Home Care with Medicaid THE SAVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony plannedThe Hillsborough County Veterans Council will be conducting a Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum located at 3602 US Highway 301 N Tampa, one half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The purpose of this ceremony is to honor the courage and heroism of the victims of 9/11, the first responders and emergency personnel at the World Trade Center, the military and civilians at the Pentagon, the passengers tragically lost on United Airlines Flight 93, and the members of our Armed Forces who are still fighting the Global War on Terrorism around the world. Keynote speakers will feature Thernell (Chip) Shields, a Fireman, serving as a member of the Hillsborough Fire Rescue, Yngrid Garcia, whose sister Marilyn del Carmen Garcia died in the Twin Towers on that fateful day and Ronda Storms Florida State Senator, Military Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee. The Tampa Bay Firemans Piper Band will perform and Rabbi Debrah Shenefelt will do the invocation and the benediction. The Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) Honor Guard will conduct Colors and the Buffalo Soldiers of the Woods & Wanton Chapter, Inc. will cross swords for designated people to pass under on their way to the Table of Honor for the people who passed away on 9/11. Marine Corps League, Detachment 1226 from Riverview will conduct the Rifle Salute and TAPS. This ceremony is open and the public is invited to attend. For more information call Mary Ellen Harlan at 813-245-5261.

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Most cars.+ tax & S.S. MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Excuse me? I hope this isnt radioactive...A few weeks ago, for the first time in my life, I felt disabled. On a Friday night, I was covering an outdoor event and it was humid, I was sweating, and there was occasional light rain. One of my hearing aids died. At the time, I wasnt too worried about it. My hearing aids have been in two hemispheres, two oceans, back roads and alleyways, thunderstorms, tropical storms, and I once accidentally jumped into the shower while wearing them. For such tiny and fragile-appearing electronics, they have taken a beating and have kept on working. But this time, it didnt come back to life and I began losing contact with the outside world. My hearing loss is significant. On my audiogram, the graphical results of my hearing test, there is a line that shows where normal hearing should be along a scale of sound frequencies. I dont have a single point that reaches the line, much of it is far, far below it. In 2006, when I got my first set of hearing aids I was suddenly hearing things that I hadnt heard since I was a child. Im not quite sure how they managed to do this but most insurance companies have separated hearing from health. Very few people have coverage for hearing disorders and hearing aids arent cheap. Six years ago, HearX in Sun City Center, my hearing care provider, found a federal/state program that helped pay for hearing aids for people who needed to hear to work. As a reporter, I easily fit into that category. I was grateful for the financial assistance my hearing aids cost $5,800 back then. When my hearing aid died, however, I found out just how closely hearing is indeed related to health. My hearing aids are so powerful that wearing just the one working aid was a nightmarish experience with sound blasting into one ear and next to nothing coming into the other. I literally felt as though I had lost my balance. Even sleeping was impacted as I began to have recurring nightmares of being old and disabled. I would then wake up feeling tired, old and disabled because, at least for the latter, I was. The simple act of going to a grocery store presented a challenge that seemed insurmountable. People would invariably say things to me that I would not understand. There is very little patience for a hearing disorder in this world because it is an invisible disability. Generally, Ive found there is a three strikes rule I can say Excuse me, I didnt hear that, three times before the person talking will give up. I can only hope they arent trying to tell me Im on fire or holding something radioactive. The program I used to buy my hearing aids in 2006 is gone in the more austere era of 2012 and when my hearing aid died, I wasnt in a position to immediately spend thousands of dollars on a new pair. Fortunately, Michelle found a very nice family in Riverview selling a five-year-old set that had been owned by a hearingimpaired relative. Since they were programmable, I simply needed to go to a hearing center to have them programmed for my hearing loss. But that turned out to be not so simple. For six years, HearX has been wonderful. After my initial purchase, I never paid for anything again including new hearing tests and the resultant adjustments to my hearing aids. They would have been more than happy to have helped with the new used hearing aids, even though I didnt buy them there, but they didnt have an account with that manufacturer, nor the software to program them. That didnt seem to be a problem, though, as the manufacturers website listed an authorized hearing care center right here in South Hillsborough. But it turned out to be not so simple. That hearing care center refused to program them because I didnt buy the hearing aids from them. In other words, I was a patient in need of help; they had the means to help, but refused to do so since I hadnt dropped $6,000 on them. Everyone, including hearing centers, has to pay the rent so I fully expected to pay for their service but they werent interested in little money, they wanted big money. And they werent interested in helping me. No, I wont mention the name of the place suffice to say, MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTODr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center in Sun City Center. Dr. Sims made it possible for me to hear the world again.youll never encounter me in their waiting room. HearX recommended I contact Dr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center in Sun City Center. As a backup, Michelle called other area hearing centers, most said they could program the hearing aids, all were surprised to learn that any hearing center would refuse to do so. A few hours later, I was in Dr. Sims office while he downloaded old software to program my somewhat elderly hearing aids. Programming them wasnt easy technology had moved on but he didnt give up. He knows how important hearing is and that hearing and health are one and the same. He missed lunch to do it, but an hour or so later I left his office hearing most of what the world had to say. A few days later, I was back to get them adjusted and to turn on the option that allows them to work with a telephone. Again, he had to suffer through using older, glitchy software, and again he didnt give up. Hearing aids arent just for old people. In the U.S., 36 million adults report some form of hearing loss. According to a 2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association one in five adolescents in the U.S. had some evidence of hearing loss. Personal music players with ear buds blasting in the latest tunes are at least partially to blame. Regardless of the reasons, the problem is significant and growing. For everyone, but particularly for young people, hearing loss could well affect everything from their employment opportunities, to their social life. The full impact of this silent but growing health crisis may not be felt for years to See OBSERVATIONS, page 11

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Hearing is very definitely a health issue. It took him an hour and a half to adjust the old hearing aids but when he was done, I was hearing better than ever. I pulled out my credit card to pay for the second adjustment but Dr. Sims waved it away. I paid once, and for that, he wanted to make things right. Im more interested in building longterm relationships, he said. I started my car to drive home and became aware that the brake pedal made a click when I released it. I had never heard that before. I had never realized that my car stereo beeped when I changed songs. Suddenly, I was hearing life with all of its beeps, clicks and whooshes. I was amazed at just how much sound I was suddenly hearing. Dr. Sims did exactly what he set out to do he not only gave me back my hearing, a gift of infinite value to me, but I was able to watch him fulfill his own life goal. Dr. Sims made a difference.Observations Week 1 prep football scoresMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOPrep football resultsEast Bay (1-0) defeated Lennard (0-1) 43-9 Riverview (1-0) defeated Spoto (0-1) 24-17 Bloomingdale (0-1) fell to Chamberlain (1-0) 13-27 Brandon (0-1) fell to Armwood (1-0) 0-55 Games this week (Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.): Lennard at Gibbs High School East Bay hosts Steinbrenner High School Bloomingdale at Strawberry Crest High School Riverview Bye week Spoto Bye week The green anole is no chameleonBy Green anoles, a type of American lizard, are often called American chameleons because they can change color, but they are not chameleons at all. These anoles are the only native lizard in the southeastern United States that changes color, but it is only from bright green to brown or gray. Usually their change in color is due to stress but also to temperature and mating. Males extend a bright pink dewlap (a piece of skin that unfolds from its throat) when looking for a mate or when warning other males to back off. Their head-bobs are like pushups and show the female and other males that they are strong. Mating season starts in the beginning of April and continues throughout the summer months. In South Florida, the mating season is a little longer. If you see a green anole bobbing up and down and showing his dewlap, look around; there may be a female nearby. A female lays one or sometimes two eggs every two weeks, usually in dirt or debris at the base of a plant. The green anole is the only native anole in the Southeast and is found from North Carolina west to Texas and throughout Florida. True chameleons, however, live in Africa, Madagascar, Portugal, Spain and parts of Asia. At least two species have been introduced into Florida. They can change to every color of the rainbow because of mood, temperature, habitat, stress, anger and defense. They often blend easily into their surroundings by changing color. Chameleons hold on to branches with their feet and coiled tails. Their long, curled tongues shoot out like arrows to catch prey. Anoles are small, long and slender. Like the chameleon, they have the ability to cling to objects but only because of a sticky pad on the underside of their toes. Their tails are not coiled but long and thin and can break easily. This is so they can escape predators. When caught by the tail, the lizard squirms until its tail breaks and it can escape to freedom. The confused predator is left with only the tail and wondering where its lunch has gone. Lizard tails will grow back a little. In southwestern Florida, the dewlap may be gray, white or light green. These populations are a different subspecies or race of green anole. Watching green anoles is easy. Around homes, they hang from walls, scurry across sidewalks and driveways and climb shrubs, branches and trees. A little anole visits me daily. He perches on a railing outside my office window and bobs his head up and down, showing off his bright pink dewlap. Anoles generally have a territory, so chances are youll see one in the same place, day after day. The one I see is missing his tail. Another anole in Florida that is not native is the brown anole from Cuba. Many times they are confused with the native green anole when the green anole has turned brown. But brown anoles have obvious patterns on their backs and sides. Green anoles typically have no pattern, although a female may have a slightly wavy whitish stripe down her back. For more information, you can visit http://animaldiversity. ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/ information/Anolis_carolinensis. html. Backyard Safariis geared to the reading abilities and interests of 8to 10-year-olds. Each column entices youngsters to explore and learn about the world around them.A male green anole shows off his bright dewlap in an effort to attract a female. Males will also do head bobs or push-ups to show how strong and robust they are. PHOTO BY KEVIN ENGE

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It was something Andy Griffith might have done in Mayberry, and it was in stark contrast to mass arrests at many previous conventions. There are, no doubt, many explanations for how the Tampa Bay area so well handled the RNC and for the peace that was kept during the week. It may have been the threat of a hurricane, it may have been the heat and humidity that kept people from getting too wild, it may have been that downtown Tampa looked like a modern day equivalent of Berlin preparing to be stormed by the Soviets. The real reason for the peace, however, may have simply been that law enforcement in Florida is used to dealing with crazy people, from the button-downed arrogant (not that the Republicans were) to the outright lunatics (not that the protestors were). Fifty thousand people coming to the convention is what law enforcement calls Spring Break around here. It was nothing new, and nothing they couldnt handle. They know that treating people with decency and respect beats arresting them whenever possible. It worked. Everyone, law enforcement in particular, should be happy the week ended without the city going up in flames. Except for the whole hurricane thing, it was August in Florida after all, things could not have been better. Yet while praise is deserved, not everyone is happy. Many restaurants and merchants across the Bay area reported their sales actually declined during the RNC. It seems the delegates had delegate-stuff to do rather than time for shopping and eating out. And, of course, there were MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSTouted as the only free Cuban land in the world, visiting Cuba is as easy as driving to Jose Marti Park in Ybor City.complaints about the weather and other things that make Florida well, Florida. Jon Stewart brought his Daily Show to Tampas Straz Center during the RNC and, when one audience member asked him to say something nice about Florida; he responded by saying how insecure people are in this city. He also mentioned that Florida could use a hug. His first correspondent was set in front of a (fake) abandoned and foreclosed home for his live report, his second was shown in the clutches of a gigantic flying cockroach (which, according to the correspondent, locals referred to as a juvenile Palmetto bug). Gail Collins from the New York Times, in an article on Sunday with fellow columnist David Brooks said, Lovely people in Tampa, but all I could think was: this is what happens when you put the city of Des Moines in an asparagus steamer. Really? Des Moines is a nice and beautiful little city but its no Tampa (and vice versa for which both are probably grateful). In fact, there are more people in the Greater Tampa Bay area than in all of Iowa. Besides, Iowa has its share of humidity in August the only difference is the asparagus is a lot fresher since it comes from a farm field just down the road from downtown. Here are just a few things delegates could have done in Tampa but not Des Moines (besides, of course, patronizing the overly publicized strip clubs): They could have visited another country without leaving the city. According to the Hillsborough County Property Appraisers Office, Cubano Estado (the Cuban State) owns Jose Marti Park in Ybor City. Yes, the small park is owned by Cuba and is referred to as the only free Cuban land in the world. Except it really isnt all that free because it is only open during certain hours and is otherwise locked up tight with heavy fencing and a big padlock. Speaking of things Cuban, by just strolling a few blocks outside of the RNC security perimeter, and for mere pocket change, they could have visited Cafe Perara and resolved the war of words between Tampa and Miami about which city owns the Cuban sandwich. Or better yet, they could have come to Ruskin to visit the Ybor Grill (either way, Tampa wins). Had they been so inclined, our guests could have visited one of the best beaches in the nation at Ft. Desoto, a county park, and they could have met mermaids in Weeki Wachee. They could have visited the original Hooters restaurant, along with a handful of other restaurants that began here as Mom and Pop places only to go national. They could have called up some of the best distorted lead guitar Christmas music from the Trans Siberian Orchestra on their iPods and hit the bars of Ybor where the group got their start. They could have strolled along Bayshore Boulevard, one of the most beautiful roads that any city could lay claim to, in peace. The weird sewage smell from the bay was resolved decades ago, the egg-throwing teenagers had been busted by the Tampa Police months ago, and the new palm trees that fell over during Tropical Storm Debbie had been righted weeks ago. They could have canoed alongside alligators, swam with dolphins and manatees and gone to Pinellas in search of the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay. They could have taken in a concert at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater because, well, really, who else has one? They could have hung with some very cool showmen in Gibsonton or any number of professional wrestlers who call Tampa Bay home. They could have visited the beautifully distinct Sacred Heart Church, tucked in next to a skyscraper or the former St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (now renovated as an apartment complex) where both Dr. Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton have spoken from the pulpit. They could have visited any number of synagogues, mosques (hopefully not getting confused with the spires at the University of Tampa) and yes, even a Tibetan Buddhist temple or two. It turns out that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hillsborough County is a much closer representation of American demographics than even the heartland city of Des Moines. Who knew? Des Moines is a great place, but Im not sure either city deserved Collins (admittedly humorous) quip. So yes, visit that city, have some fresh asparagus and see what a happy and prosperous burg it is. For that matter, visit St. Paul it, too, is a great city. But then come on back to Tampa Bay. If you give us a hug, we just might get a mermaid to serve up one of the worlds best Cuban sandwiches while alligators, dolphins and manatees frolic in the water to the strains of heavy metal disguised as Christmas music. Yeah, it could happen nowhere else but here. You can try to keep up with the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay via his Facebook page at www. facebook.com/MysteryMonkeyOf TampaBay. The Trans Siberian Orchestra is scheduled to play two shows at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Dec. 15. Tickets are now on sale for fans registered on the website trans-siberian.com.The beautiful Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa is one of the citys oldest churches, constructed in 1905. You wont find mermaids in Des Moines, but you will find them just up the road in Weeki Wachee.

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16 SEPTEMBER 6, 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 Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven 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 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5d Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Edgar Hadfield HannumEdgar Hadfield Hannum passed away peacefully Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the age of 90 in Sun City Center, Florida, with his wife and daughter at his side. Born in 1921 in Berwyn, IL, to Ralph and Libbie Hannum, he was preceded in death by his sister Jeanne Hannum Hansen. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille Havlik Hannum; daughter, Diane Hannum; sons, Scott (Debi), Ralph, and Doug (Nancy); grandchildren Jeremy, James, Kristen, Nicki, Ford and Mackenzie Hannum; and greatgranddaughter Marlee. Edward worked for international Harvester, and Hercules Engines of Canton, OH, where he retired as Vice President of OEM Sales. He was a Dive Bomber Pilot as a Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Edgar was an avid sailor who loved the water, making sure all his children were proficient swimmers. He was a devoted husband and father and will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to LifePath Hospice at Sun City Center or International Essential Tremor Foundation. Ethel B. WhitmoreEthel B. Whitmore, 94, formerly of Jacksonville and Coral Gables, FL passed away peacefully in Ruskin, Florida on August 17, 2012. When she was 9 years old, a family tragedy occurred in Jacksonville; her mother, Florence, and brothers Charles and Stafford were killed when their car was hit by a train. Her father had died a few years earlier. Ethel and her sisters (Hilda and Lillian) were raised by loving family members. She graduated from Landon High School in 1934 and married her high school sweetheart, the late Warren B. Whitmore. At Landon, Ethel was the first leader of the Landon Lionettes precision marching team and Warren was captain of the football team. They were married for 65 years. In Jacksonville, Ethel was an officer in the South Jacksonville Womans Club, the Southside Garden Club as well as a PTA president and a Girl Scout leader. They relocated with National Airlines to Coral Gables in 1963 where she became an officer in the Coco Plum Womans Club and the Hammock Garden Club and also a Cub Scout leader. She received an AA degree from Miami Dade Community College, wrote poetry and became a published author. An avid world traveler, for her 88th birthday, she crossed Canada on the Trans-Canadian train. Ethel is survived by two children Sherry Gagnon (Gerry), Ruskin, FL and Brad Whitmore (Bobbi), Rockledge, FL. Grandchildren Dietrick Lamade, Chesapeake, VA; Lynn Maready, Richmond, VA and Warren Whitmore III New York. Her great-grandchildren include Amanda and Leah Maready, and Daytona and Steele Lamade. She leaves many nieces and nephews. Known to all as a proper lady in the truest sense, she was a loving and steadfast matriarch, who touched many lives in immeasurable ways. Private services will be held in Jacksonville. Memorials can be made in her name to the Wounded Warrior project, 4899 Bellfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl. In MemoriumBrent BennettJune 8, 1989 September 8, 2007 From the first time we held you, To the last time we said goodbye, To each time you come into our thoughts You remain our Precious Angel. Forever in our Hearts, Dad, Mom and Ryan even those tedious little things that annoy us to death sometimes, those things as well, should be praised and remembered as a small part of this intricate puzzle we call life. From Brent ~ August 30, 2006 We cant believe it has been 5 years since that terrible day that you were taken away from us so quickly.The days fly by so fast, but we think of you everyday and miss you terribly, but we know that our family will be complete again one day. Love, Poppy, Uncle Ron, Aunt Kimmy and Krisi Kenneth L. KetchamKenneth L. Ketcham of Sun City Center, formerly of Kansas City, MO, and Shenandoah, IA, died peacefully at LifePath Hospice House on August 26, 2012. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, his mother, his two brothers, his two sisters, his two sons, his stepson and stepdaughter and all their respective families. Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Ken Ketcham Sound Equipment Fund c/o St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, Greater Sun Center, FL 33573.Barbara (Bobbi) StopyraBarbara (Bobbi) Stopyra, a 26year resident of Sun City Center, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Bobbi was an avid bridge player, serving for many years as a director of the SCC Duplicate Bridge Club. She also enjoyed traveling and nearly covered the globe, beginning with an educational trip to Greece and Italy in 1965 to enhance her lessons as a history teacher. She was predeceased by John, her husband of 55 years, and a grandson, Mark Wormser. Left with fond memories of Bobbi are son, Jack Stopyra and his wife, Mariann, daughter, Dottie Wormser, grandson, Kevin Wormser and great granddaughter Destiny. 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 Healing the Heart Sam Rorer, retired Air Force chaplain and respected leader at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, will facilitate a new GriefShare Group beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the church. GriefShare is designed to lead those suffering pain from hurt or loss on their road to recovery. Each of the thirteen sessions includes a video featuring personal stories of those grieving a loss with expert insights to promote healing. The video is followed by a time of group sharing. Each participant will receive the workbook From Mourning to Joy filled with prayers, reflections and Scripture verses reflecting strength. Those who have previously attended GriefShare have praised this course as a meaningful life experience. For more information or to register, call Pat Hill, Director of Ministries (813) 634-2539 or email pathill@sccumc.com.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 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. Sunday School classes offeredA new series of Sunday School classes at Trinity Baptist Church are being offered in September and are open to all. Some of these classes will focus on Living through tough times and The Church: transforming lives in a changing culture, while other classes will study various books of the Bible. All the classes are offered from 9-10 a.m. on Sunday mornings prior to the worship service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 634-4228.PHOTO PROVIDED BY VERN ELARTHTrinity Baptist Church member Gerald Yentes teaches his Sunday School class. Adult Bible Studies presentedNorthside Baptist Church of Ruskin is beginning a new series of studies aimed at adults on Wednesday, Sept. 12. They will be offering three very different breakout sessions. Fundamentals of the Faith is a study by John MacArthur which is designed to help us discover why we believe as we do. This study will be led by Dustin and Mary DeVos. Dustin says that this study is really an exploration of the foundations of faith. A second option is entitled, Obsessed, Making Jesus the Desire of Your Heart according to teacher, Dr. Richard Dominguez, will challenge and confront obsessions through scripture. Finally, Honor Begins at Home, led by Brian and Trish Hutchinson, this is a study based on the resolutions from the movie, Courageous. The main goal of both the movie and this course is aiding parents in building families that last. Anyone interested in exploring any of these subjects in depth, is invited on Wednesday evenings beginning with dinner and fellowship at 5:30 p.m. If you cant make it for dinner, the study sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1301 US 41 N, in Ruskin. For more informa tion, call the church office (813) 645-1121: during office hours Monday to Thursday, 9-5 p.m and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.New member welcomedSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes a new member to the congregation, Apollo Beach resident Robert Joseph Joey Davis, Jr. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. The church offers two services each Sunday, a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a contem porary service at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 634-1252. Robert Joseph Joey Davis, Jr.Remove the dont from I dont knowThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center youth group, Under the Cross, is introducing a new study hall program: Taking the Dont Out of I Dont Know. It is free to area youth, grades 6-12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The program is designed to help students gain academic success and confidence. Volunteer tutors are available to help the youngsters with homework questions in all subjects. The United Methodist Churchs Under The Cross youth group meets Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free meal, fun activities, youth based Bible study and real talk about what is going on in the lives of our younger citizens. Under the Cross is open to all youth grades 6 through high school. For more information about the youth group, call Tiffani Martinez at (813)-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.sccumc.com. First United Methodist Church of Brandon offers bible studies for womenMondays, at 6:45 p.m., beginning September 10 Daniel: Life of Integrity, Words of Prophecy, by Beth Moore Join Beth Moore in a faith-building 12-week study of prophecy, and learn how to live with integrity in todays self-absorbed society. Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and confront temptations and threats, todays believers face many of the same trials. Wednesdays, at 9:30 a.m., beginning September 12 Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break, by Kelly Minter Nehemiah had to have a heart that could break so he could restore a wall that was broken. In this seven-session Bible study, Nehemiahs heart for the oppressed, suffering and poor is a beacon whose light shines on the current call of the church to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In addition, this study addresses teamwork, integrity, generosity, truth in culture, Gods compassion, and much more. Free on-site child care is available for the Wednesday morning study with advance notification. To register, or for more information, call 689-4161. Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., beginning September 25 Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesnt Make Sense, by Jennifer Rothschild Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they dont always feel right. Explore these and other questions in this realistic, seven-week, look at the messy, mysteri ous uncertainties of faith. Gods ways dont always make sense, but He is trustworthy. For more about any of these studies, email info@fumcbrandon.org or call 689-4161.Affordable Care Act disectedThe Chai Chapter of Hadassah will host a New Member Tea from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at Beth Israel of Sun City Center, 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. They are honored to have Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, a local authority on the Affordable Care Act speak at their tea. Dr. Prabhakaran is the Medical Director of Planned Par enthood of Southwest and Central Florida and Deputy State Director of Doctors for America (a national organization). Dr. Prabhakaran will speak about and explain what the Affordable Care Act does and does not do, without referring to any political party or agenda. This event is free to the public. You must R.S.V.P. by September 30 to attend. 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18 SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! St. Anne Catholic Church Faith FormationRegistration for St. Anne Catholic Church Faith Formation will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the church narthex and St. Joachim Hall or visit the Parish Office Monday through Thursday. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave NE Ruskin. Classes commence on Sunday, Sept. 23. All classes are held on Sundays Elementary Faith Formation 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Middle School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. High School Faith Formation 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.RCIA Adults, Children and Teens11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information call 813865-8222.Phil Provenzano & The Jazz Xperience to perform The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back Phil Provenzano and The Jazz Xperience on Friday Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Phils ensemble is a main-stream, straight-ahead jazz combo that was originally formed to perpetuate the West Coast jazz sounds of musicians like Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat as the group is gaining a larger and larger fan base in this area. A donation of $5 is requested at the door. For more information call 813-634-2539or visit www.sccumc.com. Friday night at the moviesThe SCC United Methodist Church is showing The Mighty Macs at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. in Creason Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the popcorn machine popping, coffee pot brewing, and the cookies and other beverages waiting. Enjoy this true story about Cathy Rush, who wanted to make a difference by taking a job as a girls basketball coach. Follow her struggles to teach at a school that is barely able to keep its doors open. Can she persevere? Christian Womens Connection will present their luncheon and program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Guest speaker Betty Smith, will share some of her experiences living on a Caribbean Island. The program will be Hangovers Boutique. Seating begins at 11 a.m. The menu is shaved roast beef sandwich, beverage and dessert or alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. Cost is $17 inclusive. Reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 9384320 or Tara Flood at 383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon Monday, Sept. 10.Christian Womens Connection to meet Have You Heard the News?Unity in Brandon joyfully announces the arrival of its long-awaited Spiritual Leader, Toby Isaacson. Toby comes from St. Petersburg, Fl where she has lived for more than twenty years. She spent her adolescent years in the Great Lakes part of the country, beginning her life in Toledo, Ohio, playing in the lakes and parks of Michigan and Ohio. In the early 1990s, Toby became aware of Unity. She began attending regularly and taking classes at First Unity. Unitys recognition of the Divine inherent in everyone and its acceptance of faith traditions around the world and across time aligned with the inner understanding Toby had come to know within herself for all of us: We are All One, from One. Toby completed her course of studies through Unity Worldwide Ministries Spiritual Education and Enrichment Programwhich recognizes her as a Spiritual Leader as well as a Licensed Unity Teacher. She has been visiting with Unity in Brandon and delivering her uplift ing spiritual messages of Unity on occasional Sundays over the past several months, consistently with high praise.Toby accepted the invitation to the Unity in Brandon spiritual family in August, 2012.St. Anne celebrates Native American HeritageFather John McEvoy celebrated a Native American Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, on August 25. The liturgy of this Mass highlighted the many prayers, symbols and traditions associated with the Native American culture. Representatives of the Mohawk, Blackfoot, Choctaw, Cherokee, Pawnee, Iroquois, Mik-mag, Dakota, Mayan and Carib nations were in attendance. This year is very exciting for the Native American community, said Maureen Biebrich, a member of the Many Nations Kateri Circle. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk, will be canonized on October 21, 2012 in Rome, becoming the first Native American Saint. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Avenue N.E. in Ruskin. Cross bearer Bob Browning during Offertory Procession of the special Native American Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 19SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates A ve., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 312 ESTATE SALES 280 PETS 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE MARINE400 115 LOST & FOUNDF ound white & brown dog, near corner of Owens R d & SR 674, Wimauma. Call 813-777-2971 to identify 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost N ew T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off U S 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 donate Big sale. 1918 N Pebble Beach, S CC. S ept. 6, 7, 8. 7am-? R eel mower, furniture, appliances, dish& much more. Sept. 7, 8am-2pm. G olf cart, household items, desk, collectibles, clothes. 2318 E D el Webb Blvd., SCC. Ruskin: Electric Bike Shop. Clear ance Sale. 25 miles top speed, 40 mile on a charge. Buy, sell, trade. Come & browse. 2112 US 41 S. or call 813-649-0213 Ruski n United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m 1 09 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Large yard sale. Almost everything must go. F urniture, stereo equipment, etc. Too much to list. Sept 7 ings, 11217 Fiddlewood Dr Moving sale. Too much to mention. Low prices on everything. 1401 River Dr., SW, Ruskin. Friday & Saturday, Sept 7 & 8, 8:30am4:30pm. 312 ESTATE SALES Cell: 382-7536 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 5, 7 & 8BOGO Kids Sale Buy 1, Get 1 FREEon all kids clothes 331 APPLIANCESR emodeling: S elling Kenmore white refrigerator, great condition & working order $150 obo. Queen sofa sleeper, like new $120, obo. 813-833-3870 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SLIPS OR STORAGES outh Bay RV & Boat S torage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813690-1836, 813-849-1469 511 HOUSES FOR SALE REAL ESTATE500 515 VILLAS FOR SALE55+ 2br/2ba plus den, 1393 sf V illa in Del Webbs S outhS hore F alls, A pollo Beach. $135,000 or $145,000 furnished. Call 813-6418150 HAMPTON expanded, KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport. Owner financing available .......................... $57,500 2BR/2BA Knolls (private pool), furnished... $57,5002BR/2BA Bedford, W/D, encl. lanai, carport..... $29,900RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up, new tile flooring ................................................................... $550 month 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D, close to clubhouse ................................................................... $700 month 1BR furnished, in SCC, carport................ $700 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! is the Buyers Marketplace 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. Close to golf course and town. $58,500. BRING US AN OFFER! Ruskin 2BR/2BA doublewide on nice own lot, large MBR and MBA, spacious living/dining room, inside utility, enclosed glass addition, carport and utility shed. $49,900. CONTRACT PENDING Furniture: Broyhill dining suite; king bedroom suite; leather sleeper sofa; Norwalk loveseats; La-Z-Boy dual leather recliners; dinette table w/chairs; curio cabinets; king bed; computer desk; drop-leaf table w/chairs; Thomasville serving cart; patio furniture; server; jewelry chest; Henry Link white wicker chest. Miscellaneous: Tri-Star cleaning system; Hoover steam vac; garage cabinets; Ping Zing 2 golf clubs; gas grill; lots of kitchen items; Collectibles: Capodimonte; Lenox; Moalaks Siabinis art; old books; Noritake China; vintage and costume jewelry.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 2303 Emerald Lake Dr., SCC

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SER VICES650 SER VICES700 565 M.H. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 W A TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach on water. Furnished 1 bedroom, all utilities, including internet, TV, washer, dryer. No smoking, no pets. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished wa terfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813-645-4991 611 HOUSES FOR RENTSCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813610-7515 611 HOUSES FOR RENTFor rent. House, Simmons Loop, Riverview. 2br/2ba, large covered area. New paint & carpet. Country setting on 5 acres. 813-508-0307 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 For rent. Ruskin home. 2,000 sf 4br/2ba/2cg. Ceramic tile & wood floors, new paint, large kitchen, stainless steel appliances, lots of closets, fence backyard. $1,250 monthly plus deposit. 813-6796387 Ruskin. 4br/2ba/2cg, fenced yard in College Chase. Available now. $1,200 monthly plus deposit. 813641-1288 4br/2ba/2cg, screened pool. Apollo Beach. $1,300 monthly. First, last & security. Freshly painted/ new carpet & tile 219-218-4189 or 219670-4310612 AP ARTMENTS FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813641-8400 630 M.H. RENT ALSFor Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207 For rent; 1br/1ba mobile home in quiet park. Totally refurbished, nice bright & clean. No pets, no smokers, close to SCC. $700 monthly. Call 813-695-5515 One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 645 OFFICE SP ACE 646 W AREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 ADUL T & CHILD CARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean 705 CLEANINGBeckys At Your Service Cleaning. Licensed & depend able cleaning service, for all your cleaning needs. Free estimates. Call today 813-395-4701710 LAWN CAREM & C Mower Repair. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery B&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care provid ing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ com mercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Bills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840Terrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 S & L Lawn Mower Repair 1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tuneup special. $49 push mower $69 riding mowers. Free pickup & delivery. Same day service. 813305-6666 715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. ***** The OBSER VER NEWS has it all! ***** Informative Now is the TIME TO BUY!CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 645-3211 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924Celebrating 88 Years1924 to 2012 AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath 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 WATERFRONT LOTS IN RUSKIN BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!! Both are beautiful building lots ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay. Both have county water and sewer available, no homeowner association so no extra fees. Priced at $88,000 and $90,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3/2 manufactured home built in 1994 on large lot located convenient to the Wildcat Creek boat ramp. Inside laundry and all appliances are included HVAC system is only 3 years old!! 2 storage sheds located on the property and one even has a workbench. The large 12 x 24 screened lanai affords additional space for dining and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful oak trees that grace the property. Dont delay Call for your own private showing today. $56,900 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 PLENTY OF HAPPY TO SPREAD. Excellent space with 3BR 3BA well kept home for indoor person, outstanding huge outbuilding on slab for outdoor hobbyist or toy collector, great private space with its own entrance for adult family member (or even trusted teenager), treed yard, deck, gazebo, 2 car garage. And all for $135,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NEW LISTING! 4BR/1BA INVESTOR SPECIAL Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 $55,000. WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. 2 HOMES ON 1.39 ACRES on the LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq. ft) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq. ft. and a boathouse. $299,900. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private ofces, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres (mol) $ 199,000. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 7482201 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq. ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 U-SNOOZE U-LOSE U-NIQUE 3BR 2BA two story home in very desirable non-ood area of Ruskin. Custom house recently renovated inside and out. Quick closing and occupancy. No work necessary. $139,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 VERY NICE 70x108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO H WY 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath and small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey and trafc study completed. Reduced to $999,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach with water and cable included. $850 per month with a one year lease. 2BR/1BA HOUSE in Ruskin $800 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. Split oor plan, formal and family rooms, eating space in kitchen, screened porch, large yard, quiet canal setting, 2600 sq. ft. of living area and more. Asking $259,900. 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. RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, RUSKIN, Includes beautiful acre lot with few oaks, and nice spacious house, that could be 5BR/2.5BA or 2BR+Den/2ba, with 3 large attached ofces, 1/2BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, huge newer BA, wood oors, replace, screen porch, 2-car-garage and carport, circular driveway, and desirable neighborhood close to everything. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN 2 MOBILE-HOMES ON 2.3 ACRES: cleared lot with shady trees and nice pond. One M/H is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with large screened porches. Peaceful secluded area close to shopping and major Hwy. No HOA. $86,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CONDO IN KINGS POINT : 1BR/1.5BA, nice enclosed lanai with Washer/Dryer, and remodeled BA with a year-old walk-inpremier tub. Close to club house, gated community with lots of amenities. $21,900. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING IN RUSKIN! Nice, well maintained concrete block house, a stone throw from the river. 2BR/1BA, attached utility room, good metal roof, shed with electric in backyard. BA has tub and shower, eat-in-space in kitchen, peaceful area close to everything. $59,900. Adjacent lot for sale separately. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250.

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