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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 13, 2012 Volume 56 Number 34THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netDuring the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, more than 1,800 people were arrested, including a 15year-old diabetic girl on her way to see a movie and a vice president with Morgan Stanley out riding her bicycle. In St. Paul, Minnesota, during the Republican National Convention in 2008, there were 800 arrests. Four years later, the RNC came to downtown Tampa. According to Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Major Ron Hartley, on a normal day there could be as many as 15 or 20 arrests. During the entire run of the RNC in the city, there were two arrests. It is possible that a new standard for law enforcement involving large-scale events emerged during the 2012 RNC. If so, the HCSO has a great deal to do with that. And that is simply how theyve always done business. Maj. Hartley, the commander of the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin, was a sector commander downtown during the RNC. Approximately 600 law enforcement officers with disparate backgrounds reported to him, including officers from the HCSO, Sarasota County and the Sarasota Police Department, Clearwater, Collier County, the Florida Highway Patrol and other agencies. The chain of command was strict and discipline was tight. But most of all, the law enforcement officers went into the event with an overwhelming presence and a specific attitude. They wanted to avoid the problems of past conventions. They succeeded. People have a First Amendment right to protest peacefully and within the lines of A new standard for law enforcement: Its just how things are done hereMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOWith the 2004 RNC setting a new standard for arresting 1,800 people, the Tampa Bay area set a new standard with only two arrests. Major Ron Hartley, commander of the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin played a role in that success. the law, Hartley said. We are well aware of that and we are going to give them every opportunity they want to champion whatever cause it is they believe in. It worked. Some demonstrators even left Skateboard Park named for Diego DuranBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH On Saturday, the public was invited to the official opening of the Diego Duran Skateboard Plaza in Apollo Beach. Last week, the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve naming the skate park in honor of Diego, the 13-yearold boy from Ruskin who was hit by celebratory gunfire on New Years Day. Seriously injured, Diego endured multiple medical and surgical procedures since the incident. He has only recently returned to school full-time, while still recovering from his injury. Hillsborough County Commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandra Murman and Mark Thornton of Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation were on hand to join Diego and his family for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Commissioner Hagan also presented Diego with a skateboarding helmet. See SKATEBOARD PARK, page 9 See HCSO SETS STANDARD, page 2mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOAfter months of medical procedures and surgeries, Diego Duran is back in school full time. His recovery is still ongoing after a bullet from celebratory fire pierced his head New Years day while standing in his own yard with family in Ruskin.Beginners mix with accomplished musicians in new orchestraBy PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER%  penny@observernews.netBoyce and Marceil Sweat never expected to join an orchestra while at a car wash. But while they were waiting for their car, they were overheard discussing an article theyd recently read about the spread of bands for people over 50. PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOJimmy Moreland, an accomplished musician, helps mentor those who play string instruments. That led to a conversation with a friendly stranger, and the rest came naturally. I was remembering how I enjoyed playing drums in high school and college, Boyce Sweat said. And I was talking about the singing groups I used to belong to, Marceil added. Little did they know they were standing next to E. Douglas Deck of Riverview, founder, president, director and conductor of the New Directions Orchestra, Inc. Deck had begun holding informational meetings in January, and on Feb. 2, founded the orchestra and filed for 501(c) (3) nonprofit tax status, which has since been granted. The orchestra began as a part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which can be read about at www.newhorizonsmusic.org, but Deck said he wanted to get his own 501(c)(3) so the local orchestra could eventually apply for grants and perform for charity event fundraisers (which it has already begun to do). He also envisions having ensembles, where smaller groups specialize in various styles of music including jazz, blues, worship, Dixieland and others. Another reason for making the group its own boss was so that its bylaws could be changed, opening up the group to anyone over 21 instead of just over 50. Seniors, however, currently make up the majority of the group, which numbers about 25. Practices are more like social gatherings and are set up to have breaks and snacks and lots of camaraderie. Ive been with the group since it started, said Geraldine Breen of Wimauma. I really enjoy meeting new friends and doing things together as a group. Breen, who has taken on the job of orchestra secretary, played violin with the North Shore Symphony in Long Island, N.Y. before moving to Florida. My daughter also plays. I was a violin mom like some mothers are soccer moms, she said. Breen said Deck treats the group to a special event every three months. One time he paid for a catered lunch; another month they went to the Cracker Barrel. We celebrate our progress together. Remember, some have never even played any instrument before. This is a place where we can mentor and help each other. And Doug makes it fun for us. He asks about us and cares how we feel.See ORCHESTRA, page 9

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2 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012Tampa after the RNC with praise for the law enforcement officers. Sheriff Gee let us know we are not there for confrontation unless they start breaking the law, hurting people or things like that, Harley continued. We needed law and order, but we didnt go in there looking for a fight. No doubt wed win, but why do it if you dont have to? In the end, they never had to. I guess some departments draw a line in the sand, Hartley said. The question then becomes where are you going to draw the line? We could have decided that no demonstrators were going to go south of Kennedy Boulevard. The question then becomes Why? That diffuses the thing right there. Go ahead and protest all you want, just dont break any windows. In the end, they got what they wanted. They were given a stage, they were given a platform, but we werent going to let them overturn cars or break HCSO sets a new standard for law enforcement%  The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMajor Hartley is a 38-year veteran of the HCSO. He has been in law enforcement through two Super Bowls and now the RNC. windows. I dont care who you are, we arent going to let you do that. Law enforcement officers took it a step further, however. Barring any hint of violence, they gave demonstrators the same respect they gave to the visitors and delegates. When one man in a large costume overheated during a protest march, officers took him to a cooling station. When word got out that food was running short at the main camp for demonstrators, officers brought sandwiches and cold water. At TECO, one guy climbed up on a phosphate truck, Hartley related. We told him that he had made his point, now it was time to leave. We told him, the truck driver is just a guy trying to make a living. He decided that his cause wasnt so great that he was willing to hurt innocent people, and the only person he was hurting was the poor guy with the truck. The assembled protestors, however, had to walk back to their bus. Rather than having them march down the middle of the road, officers reasoned with them. They told them that people were leaving work, they were tired and just wanted to get home. So rather than marching down the middle of the road, it would be best if they carried their signs and banners along the side of the road. According to Hartley, the demonstrators were agreeable with that. They said, OK, thats cool. What Major Hartley and other officers were not worried so much about people coming to the city to exercise their First Amendment rights, they were worried about those with an agenda to cause serious problems. The anarchy groups, he said. Some of them are domestic terrorists. But they work much better in big groups, three, four, five thousand people. They didnt have that here. The HCSO is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation, but it operates with one of the lowest officer to citizen ratios in the state of Florida. Despite that, the agency has not only successfully kept a lid on crime, but it also reduced crime in a down economy with budget challenges and a rapidly growing population. The agency has long held a community-centered focus and has worked to ensure that officers respect all of the people they are chartered to protect and serve. I have been blessed because I have worked for four different sheriffs and every one of them has been exceptional in their own way, Hartley said. Sheriff Gee is a great man. He is a true gentleman. He has compassion for people and he is going to do the right thing. Even if it is not the popular thing, he will do the right thing. In the case of the 2012 RNC, that meant creating an enormous police presence without becoming a police state. Demonstrators were free to exercise their rights within the bounds of the law, and law enforcement officers were there to protect the protesters as along with everyone else. My thing was to let them protest, and if there is a minimal inconvenience to the other citizens, when they decided they wanted to block traffic, we simply re-routed traffic, Hartley said. The Sheriff [made clear] that there would not be lawlessness, but we werent going to go after people like that. We werent going to arrest people for causing a few minutes of inconvenience on a street corner. The Sheriff was looking out for all of the citizens. Despite the lack of problems, Hartley is glad the RNC is over.The whole thing was really anti-climactic, and that is exactly what we wanted, he concluded. The hardcore demonstrators had no infrastructure, theres no radical underground movement here. Most people have to work here. And it rained, and it was hot, and there was an overwhelming police presence. Not only that, but the police officers were nice to them.The 2004 RNC in New York set a record for the most arrests. Tampa in 2012 has set a new standard with a mere two arrests. After almost everyone was expecting the worst, a little kindness and a lot of professionalism from law enforcement went a long way. That was no surprise to Major Hartley. Its just how he does business. Week 2 prep football scoresMMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Its not over til its over.Take time to prepare your boat for hurricane season.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBruce Hoskins, store manager of the West Marine in Apollo Beach stands in front of a stock of line. When it appeared Isaac was headed towards the Tampa Bay area, boat owners rushed to buy supplies. By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netIt was a beautiful weekend afternoon and the West Marine store in Apollo Beach was busy. The customers werent there to buy things for a weekend on the water, however. They were responding to the seemingly imminent threat of Hurricane Isaac. Dock lines, fenders and other such things were flying off the shelves. Fortunately, Bruce Hoskins manages the West Marine store. Hoskins is a boat-owner who knows all too well the perils and responsibilities of owning a boat in Florida during hurricane season. Even the employees in the store are boat owners and they kept up with last-minute demands for whatever their customers needed to keep their boats safe. Fortunately, Isaac steered well offshore from the Tampa Bay area, but that doesnt mean the threat is over before the season ends on Nov. 30. For the Gulf Coast, the peak of the season begins right now and continues into November. If you havent already done so, the time to prepare your boat is right now. When the winds begin to blow and the rain falls in buckets, it might then be too late. We can always get what you need, but it really is best to get started before something is coming this way, Hoskins said. Hoskins pointed out a special page for hurricane preparedness on West Marines website. The page includes a video from Boat US on how to prepare your boat for a hurricane, as well as a live hurricane resources page that helps you track all current storms. Three storms swirling in the Atlantic right now reveal an active and somewhat unpredictable hurricane season, even though none of those storms pose a threat to the Tampa Bay area. The resource website also includes links to everything from anchors and fenders to dock lines, along with information on chafe gear, an often forgotten but incredibly important component to keeping your boat safe. Even heavy lines can chafe through and break with surprising speed when thousands of pounds of boat rocks and rolls in heavy and gusty winds. With the pressure of strong wind on a heavy boat, a breaking line is a recipe for disaster, one that is difficult if not impossible to resolve when things are at their worst. Not to mention, attempting to restrain a loose boat during a storm can be extremely dangerous for anyone involved. As hurricane season reaches its peak in the coming days and weeks, Hoskins will do what he can to ensure that his store has what you need to protect your boat. But given the long lines of people when Isaac was bearing down on the area, why wait? With the season only cranking up along the Gulf Coast, it would be much better for your boat and your peace of mind to be ready before a storm takes aim on the area. West Marine is located at 268 Apollo Beach Boulevard. The West Marine hurricane resources page is located via a link on the companys homepage at www. westmarine.com. South Bay Genealogy Society to meet The meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Donna Moughty, presenting Putting the pieces together at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the SouthShore Library This lecture will show how to take that pile of pieces that dont seem to fit and turn them into a finished product. The presentation will help both new and experienced researchers. A noon luncheon at a cost of $13 will be held before the meeting, reservations for the luncheon are required by Sept. 12 by calling Terri Carozo at 633-5172. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in Genealogy.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.comSouth Shore Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to MendelssohnHelp the militaryEncore! a celebration of Broadway tunes and beyond, starring Lew Resseguie and Ellen Kleinschmit, is booked from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Community Hall. Admission is $10. Tickets will be available starting September 17, and can be purchased from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Atrium-Kiosk or at the MFST office, 4th Floor, Freedom Plaza. Encore! is the Military Family Support Trusts annual fundraiser, benefiting various military causes. For more information call 634-4675. The South Shore Symphony Orchestra begins its Fall/Winter season Sept. 15 and 16 with a tribute to Felix Mendelssohn, widely understood to be the greatest of the 19th century Romantic Era composers. Conducted by Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, the SSSO will present Mendelssohns Symphony No. 4 Italian, and his Violin Concerto in E minor. Also on the program: Gioachino Rossinis Overtures to Litaliana in Algeri and La Cenerentola. Performances are Sat., Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. and at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., SCC; and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at The Regent, 6437 Watson Dr., Riverview. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available online at www.thessso.org; at the St. John the Divine church office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon. thru Fri., and during business hours at: SCC Chamber of Commerce, SCC Plaza; SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Sweetbay/Mira Bay Plaza; Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview.

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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 necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers I read in an article that only a small portion of people in the world have a written plan for where they hope to go in life. I wasnt surprised to see that less than one percent of those in the unindustrialized nations had such a plan, but I was surprised to learn that less than five percent of the people in industrialized nations had any kind of written plan as to where they were going in life. Are you one of the five percent? If you are, statistically, you have a much better chance of succeeding in life than those who do not. Can you now, in 50 words or less, state your shortand long-term goals? If you cannot, its time to think about them. Then commit them to paper. No matter what direction or activity you choose, there should be a good reason for going in that direction. Believe it or not, money is rarely a good reason for going in a particular direction, especially if that direction is in conflict with what you enjoy doing or what you feel to be appropriate and right. Many of the unhappy people I know are those who are trading bits of their lives for money and the things that money can buy, but they find no enjoyment in their workday. Therefore, it is important in choosing your direction that you are not in conflict with those things you deem important, i.e., spending time with your child, spending time with your spouse, fulfilling your commitment to your church, etc. Once you have a tentative goal statement in writing, share it with those close to you, especially your immediate family. A family, not unlike a team, cannot function properly if there is more than one game plan. By sharing your goals with the other members of your By William Hodges family, you can then integrate them into the overall family plan so that you can all work together for a common purpose. You may even wish to write a goals and direction statement for the family that takes into consideration the desires of each of the family members. There is one proviso that should be taken into consideration when sharing your dreams with others. If they react negatively, dont let them destroy your dreams by undermining your confidence. Sometimes a family member will try to protect us from failure by suggesting that we not try something difficult. They dont do this from malice, but rather from love. However, failure is a part of life, and many of our greatest heroes have failed miserably before they finally learned through their failures what they needed to do to succeed. Once you have a plan written down and agreed upon, understand it is not chiseled in stone. It is important that you review the plan on a regular basis, making changes as necessary. In our changing world, new technologies, occupations and opportunities are always presenting themselves. If we make a plan for 2015, we may find that by 2014 conditions have changed and our plan must be completely overhauled. The fact that the plan must be altered does not mean that the plan was bad. If we had not written the plan, we might not have noticed that conditions were changing and been caught totally unprepared. The beauty of a written set of goals is that it will help us to live a life of choice, not chance. It will ally us with others who are traveling in the same direction and allow us to go much farther than we could if we traveled alone. It is up to you. You are just 50 words away from starting on the most exciting journey of your life.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Positive Talk: Where are you going and why?Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House 950, Verizon 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH 949, Verizon 36). They can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com, 824-641-0816, bill@billhodges. com, www.billhodges.com.

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Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. The Village of the Arts, the Gulf Coasts largest art community, celebrates the opening of Bradentons new Riverwalk with A River of Art in Blue Art Walk from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Galleries and restaurants throughout the Village will display an array of blue and blues themed art, music and food for the event. Galleries have designed exhibits around the Blue and Blues theme, including Dancing Crane Gallery presenting The Crane Sings the Blues. The Village of the Arts is located 4 blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th Street West and 14th Street West. For more information, see www.villageofthearts.com, call 941-746-4556, or email villageoftheartspr@gmail.com. Walk Bradentons new RiverwalkPrenatal water aerobics tone moms-to-beExercise during pregnancy is extremely important not only for staying toned and in shape but also for a much more efficient delivery. The Baby Suites at Brandon Regional Hospital is sponsoring free prenatal water aerobics at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Boulevard, Brandon. The prenatal water aerobics program is under the direction of Shellie Bergo, RN, and is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 9:45 am. The prenatal water aerobics program is focused on using the resistance of the water without the impact of regular aerobics. There is a decreased risk of overexertion, overheating, and loss of balance. The feeling of weightlessness that the water brings helps increase flexibility to move in ways moms-to-be are unable to on land. Also reduced is the stress on joints, muscles, and the infant. A new pool ramp is now available for the ease and convenience of entering and exiting the pool. For more information and to register for the classes call Theresa Hickie, Aquatics Director, at 813-689-0908.History Roadshow stopping in BrandonFrom 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 the Library History Roadshow will feature the Brandon Regional Library 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon. Library patrons are encouraged to bring their Brandon Regional Library memories, photographs and memorabilia to share. The Brandon Womans Club started library service for the community in 1960, housing 1,000 books in a corner of its club on N. Moon Street. The Brandon Branch Library opened at 135 W. Robertson St. in 1968, and expanded in 1975. The community continued to grow, welcoming the 25,000 square-foot Brandon Regional Library at its present location on March 10, 1991. Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will begin celebrating their 100th Anniversaries in 2014. To prepare, the libraries have partnered with the Tampa Bay History Center, the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, and other community partners to present the Library History Roadshow. The Library History Roadshow will make stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County through 2013 to gather and document the communities library memories, photographs and memorabilia. On this journey, the Library History Roadshow will feature four libraries that closed many years ago and each of the libraries in Hillsborough County, including the main library; 24 branch libraries; the Bookmobile; the Spanish language Cybermobile; the Talking Book Library; and two city-operated libraries. Staff and volunteers work onsite at each Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and immediately return the originals to their owners. Attendees delight in recording video and audio stories that share their historical knowledge of and experiences at the libraries. The Library History Roadshow has already made stops to collect memories and historic treasures from the West Tampa Branch Library (April 16 and June 4, 2011); the Tampa Free Public Library, aka the Carnegie Library on 7th Avenue (Sept. 24, 2011); the Hyde Park Branch Library (Nov. 19, 2011); the Port Tampa City Library (Jan. 14, 2012); the Charles J. Fendig Public Library (March 25, 2012); the Temple Terrace Public Library (April 13, 2012); the Ruskin Branch Library (April 15, 2012); the Seminole Heights Branch Library (May 6, 2012); the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library (June 23, 2012); and the Lutz Branch Library (July 28, 2012). For more information about the Library History Roadshow, and to see photos and videos of library memories and treasures, visit http://thplhistoryroadshow.blogspot.com. Or, contact the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System at 813-273-3652 for details.

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Sailor Navy Seaman Recruit Sasha T. Robinson, a 2011 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Robinson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Airman Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Franky Prezil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Prezil is the son of Francoise Prezil of Vine Cliff Street, Ruskin. He is a 2010 graduate of Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School, Ruskin. 34 More Safe BoatersIn one of the largest classes to date 34 recreational boaters graduated last months 3 week basic boating classes. Husbands and wives, sons and daughters and savvy fishermen signed up and learned valuable information about boat handling and boating safety. Starting on Sept. 20, Flotilla 75 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering advanced Boating classes, Boating Skills and Seamanship at the new offices of the Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce in Apollo Beach. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys nationally-recognized Boating Skills & Seamanship Program is one of the most comprehensive available to Gulf and bay boaters. Practical and full of local waters information, it is presented in 12 easily-digested increments. Topics include: Boating Skills & Seamanship Program Fast Facts: Call Ray Stewart @ 813-645-2130 for reservations and information. Art Center Sarasota and The Closet Presents: Chrch!!!*Art Center Sarasota and The Closet Presents: Chrch!!!* a four band concert on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Art Center Sarasota. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m.. Cost is $10 suggested doBeer will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome, IDs checked and children 12 and under are free. This ongoing concert event, produced by The Closet, showcases the talents of several bands on the third Sunday of each month. Septembers showcase features one out-of-town band and three local bands. Featured bands include: Roadkill Ghost Choir from Deand Kyle Kern from Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota | 707 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota 34236 sota.org Facebook link to event: *this is a conceptual title, though pronounced church, no religious doctrine or affiliation will be discussed or distributedRF Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed VFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Sept. 13 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. JP Price Band from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 -. Every Sunday -10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert & Sassy from Monday, Sept. 17 Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m. Business slow? 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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 7By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: An American dreamIs it just me or is the world going insane? When I first thought about this column, I thought I had someone to blame for our woes: my own generation, the Baby Boomers. After all, we were the first generation with the luxury to mostly ignore any reality that we didnt like. Most of us could literally and figuratively stick our fingers in our ears and say, Nah, nah, nah, nah, I cant hear you! In theory, previous generations could have done that as well, but they probably would have starved to death, back then you lived in reality or you would die. I think of Ed Socha, a retired Navy Commander and Pearl Harbor survivor who, when he first struck out as a very young man to find work, found it in the employ of a farmer for mere pennies per day. The deal, however, included lodging he slept on the farmers porch. I cant imagine anyone of my generation being willing to do that. I think of Congressman Leonard Boswell. As a young man, he took any job he could find, from working in an oil field to driving a truck, before making a career for himself in the Army. Im certain there are crooks in Congress, but Congressman Boswell serves as an example to me that not all are crooked. During the time I worked for him (and I spent more time with him than I did with my wife), I never saw an under-the-table deal, I never saw him sell out America for some conspiracy-laden United Nations agenda, I never even heard him MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOCongressman Leonard Boswell (IA-03) isnt among those who are in the pockets of big business. He is pictured here listening to the thoughts of one of his younger constituents.See OBSERVATIONS, page 17utter a lie. On the contrary, he put his life on the line for America as an attack helicopter pilot during two tours in Vietnam and he isnt about to change course now. He is still all for America, and that fact does not change whether people or other politicians agree with him or not. But, of course, he also doesnt claim to have a magic wand, or know all of the answers. With a big election bearing down on us, it seems a lot of people, Boomers included, are still doing the stick the fingers in their ears thing and ignoring pretty much everything that doesnt fit their paradigm. Reality be damned. From my perspective, that attitude, which is displayed by people on both sides of the political aisle, will not make for a happy election. No matter who wins, the winner will be hated by half the country. Neither side has all of the answers, but you certainly wouldnt know that by listening to the campaign ads or a good number of their supporters, who cant seem to say nice things about their guy because they are too busy spewing hatred with a religious fervor about the other guy. Major Ron Hartley of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office set me straight on the blame thing. Its not just the Boomers that are the problem. No, Baby Boomers have to work, he said. They get jobs, go to work, and go home again. In other words, Boomers have to live in reality. Ron Hartley is one of the smartest people Ive ever known. I think he tries to hide what I am certain is a stratospheric IQ speaking plainly with a soft, unassuming Southern tone. But he misses nothing, and in this case, Im certain he is right. I took my first job at 13 and, with the exception of a few months here and there for sailing excursions, I have worked ever since. I dont expect something for nothing. I know, and all of my Boomer friends know, that if you want something, you have to work for it. No doubt, I had it far easier than Ed Socha and Leonard Boswell, but the responsibility to myself was the same. Most of us grew up well fed but poor in comparison to todays expected level of wealth. There werent tons of rich people back in the 1950s and 1960s, few families had multiple cars, and I didnt know anyone with more than one television set. We were comfortably poor and if we wanted something, we had to earn it. Growing up, our sense of entitlement was restricted to regular meals and a roof over our heads. Today, a growing number of people truly seem to believe they are entitled to that, plus an iPhone and a bunch of other stuff. I believe the government has to achieve a difficult balance today. It must provide a safety net for the relatively small percentage of people who are temporarily down on their luck, it must not get in the way of business, and it has a responsibility to protect its citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic. It would be very difficult for any individual to stand up to an enormous corporation that has done them wrong. I dont buy into the blame corporations game, their mission is to make money by any legal means possible. But that means corporations also need to abide by some rules so that in carrying out that

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8 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 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 Most people hate Mondays. I, on the other hand, love them! I love to come into the Chamber, look at my calendar, and see a brand new week, full of possibilities. Even those weeks that are chock-full of luncheons, appointments, meetings and deadlines are challenges just ready to be taken on. But invariably, by midWednesday morning, I am usually behind in some area and having to scramble to fit it all in. Time management is the one area of business that is universally hard to do effectively. Distractions are too plentiful and unexpected snags are sure to arise. If you are a business owner (or the general manager, or the person who is ultimately responsible for the profitability of the company, you should be spending your time doing the following: work that will generate short-term revenue; work that will generate mid-term revenue; work that will generate long-term revenue; and administrative or non-revenuegenerating work. But if you are like most business owners, you spend 70% of your time devoted to projects that are geared towards building your personal brand (long-term revenue) or to administrative work (no revenue). One major reason why companies go out of business. Yes, you need future work in your pipeline. And its very easy to waste an entire day moving paper around your desk, only to find out you havent really accomplished much. How to solve the problem? First, spend a week tracking your time to get an accurate reading of how you are spending it. Stuck in endless meetings? Writing numerous estimates and not having time to follow up? Write down everything you do in 15-minute segments. Then, every morning, grab an 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper and block it off into four columns one column for shortterm, one for mid-term, one for long-term and one for administrative. If you are at all organized, you come into work with a pretty good idea of whats on your agenda for the day and what you have to accomplish. We all have days that totally get away from us due to unforeseen issues that pop up and computer glitches that eat our homework. Jot down your upcoming tasks by putting them into one of the four columns. Your short-term By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce revenue generating column should include follow-up calls and sales closing meetings. Middle-term revenue generating chores, such as cold calling, networking and referral generation should follow. Your long-term revenue generating items (increasing training, expanding territories and product lines) is third. The fourth block gets your administrative duties that, unfortunately, dont generate any revenue at all. Then, as you are working through your day, make sure that only 25% of your time is spent on each column.  By taking this 4x25 approach, you will re-allocate your priorities so that theyre more focused on revenue-generation rather than brand-building.  Its not a highlysophisticated system, but its a great way to see if the time youre spending at the office is really generating revenue or not.You, me and business: Better use of your timeA Taste of the Caribbean at Plaza BellaThe Businesses of Plaza Bella and Sandals Resorts are joining together to Support A Kids Place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14 at the NE corner of Bloomingdale Ave and Bell Shoals. Enjoy Caribbean Style Foods while listening to the sounds of Island music and sipping Island Drinks provided by El Dorado Rum. Make a donation to A Kids Place for a chance to roll dice and win a Sandals or Beaches Vacation or specials from the businesses of Plaza Bella, The Cheddar Biscuit Joels Pizza Palace, The Green Boutique, Salon Essence, Tassles Interiors, RobeksOrange Home Accessories, Leenas Chocolates, Sweeties Delights For additional event information call Debbie at Orange 813-681-8686 or Anthony at Leenas Chocolates 813-643-8500.Art demo presented at Keetons Art supplyTom Haverfield will give a 2 hour demo at Keetons Art supply at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. Last years demonstration drew over 100 people to see Toms mastery of watercolors. He will also offer another class from 9 to noon on Saturday, October 13 with a class limit of 25. The cost is $35. Toms humor and speed painting make him a delight to watch Originally from Ohio he now resides in SCC. Already an accomplished and recognized artist in Ohio he has rapidly moved up the ranks among the the water color painters of Florida. He will have over 100 of his works for sale at Keetons Art supply. Tom Haverfield displaying a 1 minute speed painting called Fisher, done during a demonstration.Local contractor completes OSHA courseDavid J. Brate, owner of Brates Aluminum and Construction, of Ruskin recently completed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety certification course. This course included awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Also attending was Team Leader Jim Brate. David Brate, his brother Jim, and sister Nancy Parrish work together at Brates Aluminum and Construction. Completion of this course certifies the family commitment to providing the highest standards of safety and quality in serving their clients and employees. The Brate family has been meeting the construction and remodeling needs of the communities of SouthShore for three generations. To schedule your free project estimate call 813-649-1599. BUSINESS NEWS Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts 1 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL for 2 2 for $3999+ tax Golf Club at Cypress Creek 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Skateboard Park named for Diego DuranBeginners mix with accomplished musicians in new orchestraThe focus of the event was to symbolize Hillsborough Countys commitment to always have safe areas for children to play outside. During the event, Commissioners Hagan and Murman spoke, along with Southshore Chamber of Commerce executive director Melanie Morrison who said she was very proud to know Diego is in the community and the naming of the park in his honor reflects the admiration and support of him and his family in Hillsborough County. Diegos mother, Sandy Duran, also spoke and expressed her gratitude to the community. Duran, along with her son, is the organizer of the Bullet Free Sky campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire. The threat of celebratory gunfire remains omnipresent as long as those who commit such crimes continue to do so, often with the thought that there are no victims. Firing a weapon in such a manner is a crime in most populated areas within the county. At least two people were injured by such gunfire in the Tampa Bay area over the Fourth of July holiday and, nationally, people have been killed and even injured while in their own homes. A bullet fired into the air can travel for up to three miles before crashing back down to earth. The 11,000 square-foot Diego Duran Skateboard Plaza is located at 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. in Apollo Beach. It is shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center. Each of the three points has a structure that allows skaters to turn around and keep a constant flow. Its unique shape and landscape allows for endless lines throughout. Any skater can skate around the entire park or simply skate one element at a time. There is also space set aside for young people to gather. According to the county, the park contains various textures, providing for a real street experience.Continued from page 1%  E. Douglas Deck, founder, president, director and conductor of the New Directions Orchestra that formed earlier this year, leads about half his members in a stirring performance of America the Beautiful at their weekly practice. Members say they look at their time together on Tuesdays and Thursdays more as social events than work.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSDouglas Deck shows Cheryl Walkover the specific fingering necessary to do a new piece on the clarinet.April Bradway also enjoys the sessions for many reasons. Right now though, she is recovering from arm and shoulder problems and has not been able to play for several weeks. I hope I can get back to it soon, she said in a telephone interview Sept. 6. I had always wanted to fiddle. My husband bought me a violin in a pawnshop for Christmas seven years ago. She said she knew she had to learn to play the violin before she could fiddle. I learned about it from a poster at a local recreation center. Because the informational meeting was being held at the music shop, we figured it was a sales pitch. But when I got there, the man who spoke to us about the association really got my interest. The music shop was sponsoring us, but it wasnt a sales pitch. Bradway is just now learning to read music. Its more than just learning to read music, or play an instrument. This orchestra makes it nice to belong to a group. Its a wonderful experience, she said. Deck holds one practice a week during the day and the other in the evening so everyone who wants to may attend. We always say, just come out and listen first. Dont make yourself make a commitment to join. Just drop by and see what we have to offer. About two-thirds of the people who attend have never played an instrument before, yet Deck creates learning materials with diagrams for each instrument and gives lots of one-on-one attention. Recently Jimmy Moreland, an accomplished musician who used to play with the South Shore Symphony, joined the group and gives special help to people learning string instruments. The orchestra has joined the Riverview and Sun City Center chambers of commerce and has already played for residents of Savannah Court and Feather Rock Village in Brandon. It is seeking opportunities to play for luncheons and senior living facilities. We are also available for charity fundraisers, Deck said. The orchestra members plan to host an information booth at Brandons Lifestyles Family Fitness centers Life After 50 FunFest at 623 Oakfield Drive in Brandon Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where players will give out brochures and flyers telling about the orchestra. Deck has several degrees in both business and music, including a Masters in Music from Wright State in Ohio and he won awards teaching Music Theory 101 to youth orchestras at the Ohio Conservatory of Music in Akron. But until his automobile accident in 2006, he had never started or run an orchestra. I was in a terrible accident where my (Ford) F-150 was T-boned and I actually flew out of my vehicle into the truck (that hit him) and broke ribs, lacerated my liver and lung and had so many other injuries doctors told me I was never to pick up even as much as 25 pounds again, Deck said. I almost died. For months I was depressed. My business required lots of hard physical work I could no longer do. Then a year ago last August I saw a little ad about New Horizons and started attending their concerts in Tampa. I didnt want to live the rest of my life depressed. Finally, I thought, why, with my music degrees I could do this! and I used it as a way to work out of my depression. Its never too late for anyone to learn music, he said. Since we opened up to people over 21, anyone can learn to play an instrument that has one or wants to rent one. He doesnt recommend people buying an instrument until they have tried to play it. Our sponsor, The Music Showcase (on Oakfield Drive in Brandon) gives discounts to our members. They have been a wonderful source of help to us. It was at the Music Showcase that Deck held the informational meetings. Even though the local orchestra is a separate 501(c)(3) it is partners with and is linked to the national New Horizons website (by clicking Florida groups), and will soon have its own site as well. That site is currently under construction at www.ndomusic. org. Both sites will link to each other and to the business sponsor as well. Deck can be reached at (813) 671-4278 or ed996d@gmail.com. The best way, however, to find out about the orchestra is just to show up at a practice session located on the second floor of the First Presbyterian Church, 121 Carver Ave., Brandon. That is a left turn off S.R. 60 going East one block east of Parsons Avenue. They are there Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotosHOTOSHillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan shakes hands with Diego Duran of Ruskin when the sign for the Apollo Beach skateboard park was unveiled. Looking on from left are Diegos mother, Sandy, Commissioner Sandra Murman, Mark Thornton of Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and Diego Duran, Sr. Diego with his mother and father at the skateboard park that was officially named in his honor. Within minutes of the conclusion of the grand opening ceremony, young people began using the park. Continued from page 1%  All skaters must wear helmets and complete a notarized waiver. The park is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ parks or call 813-635-3500. For information about Bullet Free Sky, visit www.bulletfreesky.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 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights September 13-19Talk Like a Pirate Day* Baby Time Crafternoon* Toddler Time Story Time Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Teen Volunteer Orientation AMERICAN LEGION MEETINGS EVENTS Hearts and Heroes Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and entertainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand.East Hillsborough County Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, Brandon. Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, will be the speaker. She will discuss ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and the 11 Amendments on the November ballot. For more information visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org, Club President Mike Angel can be reached at demsinbrandon@aol.com.Keller Williams Realty of Brandon expandsKeller Williams Realty of Brandon has opened up their new KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot. In celebration, they plan to host a Grand Opening on Sept. 28 and 29, featuring an Agent to Agent social event on Friday evening followed by a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 1500 square foot KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot provides FishHawk residents with expert service, agents available and on-hand to answer questions, new home tours and assistance throughout the process of purchasing or selling a home in FishHawk Ranch. The Hot Spot provides a welcoming environment for agents and their clients to meet. In keeping with the FishHawk lifestyle, the setting is casual and warm. The classroom will provide excellent opportunities for agents to conduct investment seminars, social club meetings, and community service group planning space. Keller Williams Realty of Brandon is experiencing steady growth and many agents are residents of FishHawk Ranch. Currently Keller Williams of Brandon sells more residential housing units than any other company in Hillsborough County and sells 19% of the homes in FishHawk Ranch, and the convenience of this location is intended to improve that presence. We are a recognized real estate resource for Brandon and surrounding communities, stated Lisa Spencer, Broker and Team Leader of the Keller Williams Realty of Brandon Market Center. Our agents work hard to serve their local communities and expanding to the FishHawk Ranch location is an example of our commitment to both the community and the agents who serve that community. For more information on the KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot, please contact Lisa Spencer at 813-684-9500. Tampa Bay Rowdies end in draw with Atlanta SilverbacksThe Tampa Bay Rowdies tied 1-1 against the Atlanta Silverbacks Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. The Rowdies played a man down for over 20 minutes as defender Eddy Ababio received his second yellow card of the match and was ejected from the match. Atlanta scored in the 30th minute after forward Matt Horth trickled the ball past Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, scoring his ninth of the season. In the 42nd minute the Rowdies scored the tying goal after defender Takuya Yamada picked up a rebound and was able to get a shot off. Atlanta goalkeeper Eric Ati got a hand on the shot but was unable to make the save. The goal was Yamadas third goal of the season. In the 8th minute, the Rowdies had their first chance on goal. Midfielder/forward Evans Frimpong picked up a rebound but his shot went over the bar from six yards out. The Rowdies continued to pressure the Silverbacks and in the 12th minute forward Mike Ambersley made a great individual run. His powerful strike went just wide of the left post. In the 30th minute, Horth took advantage of the Rowdies defensive mistake. On the break away, Horth slipped it past Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Atinella putting the Silverbacks up 1-0. The Rowdies kept their concentration looking for the tying goal and in the 40th minute, midfielder Stuart Campbell shot from 19 yards out after he received a great pass from Frimpong. His strike was sent out for a corner kick by Ati. Tampa Bay scored the tying goal in the 42nd minute, when defender Takuya Yamada picked up a rebound in Atlantas box, and shot it past Ati. The Silverbacks goalkeeper was unable to prevent the tying goal, as Yamada picked up his third goal of the season. The momentum carried on in the second half, as the Rowdies looked for the goal that would put them ahead. Midfielder/forward Luke Mulholland had back to back chances in the 50th and 57th minute as both his shots from 19 yards out were saved by Ati. The last chance of the match for the Rowdies came in the 84th minute, when Mulholland curled a great free kick towards the top left corner but Ati made a great diving save to his right, sending the ball out for a corner kick. Atlanta had a great chance in injury time, when midfielder Danny Barrera took a shot from just outside the 18-yard box, but Attinella dove to his right and was able to deflect the ball out for a corner kick. Tampa Bay remains unbeaten in their last nine at home, including five wins and have lost just two games of their last 14 regular season matches. The Rowdies will visit FC Edmonton on Sunday, September 16 at Clarke Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 4:10 p.m. (ET). The Tampa Bay Rowdies will host the Carolina RailHawks in the final regular season home game at Al Lang Stadium on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear retro Rowdies apparel and tickets will be available at the 1975 inaugural Rowdies price of $7.50 in General Admission or Lower Goal Reserved seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the front office at 813-287-1539.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 11 Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening .....................M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 2011 Allstate Insurance Company SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED Did you know that Florida is the only state with two rivers, both with the same name. There is the Withlacoochee in north central Florida and a Withlacoochee river in Central Florida and they have nothing in common, except the names. Do you know where the Divers Capital of the world is? It is in our state of Florida, at Key Largo. What is the largest sailboat race, in the world called? It is the Annual Mug Race, which runs 42 miles, in Florida, from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. Fishing this past week, has been good for some and not so great for others. With the rainy weather passing through our area, along with winds, many have experienced muddy or murky waters. Dont try to fish in these waters but try to find a spot where the waters have cleared. Some reported slow fishing in these conditions. A few anglers told us that it takes a week or two for the waters to clear up after the storm. This is the time that they check out their boat and clean out their tackle boxes. For those who are out there looking for a spot to fish, it has been a challenge, but they dont give up until they find fish. Fish were out there, looking for food. I have reports of snapper catches from the Skyway bridge. The last day of scallop season is September 24. I found a family fishing this week and while talking to them, discovered that they were enjoying our area and that they were here on a Playcation. As Plato said: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation. As anglers were bringing their boats ashore at Williams Park, before the rains, I asked if they caught any fish. The answer was: We didnt catch any fish, because we ran out of time. An excuse I have never heard. Sheepshead were caught from piers and bridges. They are a fish that doesnt mind the water conditions. A sure catch for those who have mastered their way of taking your live shrimp. They will swim up to it and nudge, then come back again and take it before you know what is happening. There is a way of catching sheepshead, count to three after the nudge and set your hook. Those who tell you that they fished all day and fed the fish, dont know the one, two, three count. You live in the greatest place in the world to go fishing, so dont be a couch potato, enjoy our waterways.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Florida facts Community Church College welcomes new staff memberA great new addition to the Community Church College staff is Cori Fochesato. The Colleges open registration is September 18. Cori will be in the College office as Administrative Assistant and available to help you with details and answer your questions. Cori lives in Valencia Lakes, is originally from New Jersey, enjoys reading, football and cooking. Visit Cori in the College office at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in SCC Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon, closed on Friday. She will be an excellent resource for you. Cori FochesatoPHOTO BY HHAZEL MARTIN 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.Riverview Moose activitiesUPCOMING 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. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. Sept. 14-16 Get-away, to the sounds of South Shore 4. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 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 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.Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of T The OObserver NNews first! LLocal businesses are waiting for your call. Theyre your neighbors!

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12 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows 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 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! C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekC.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.CorkyCorky is a very cute little gray kitten with the cork-screw tail. It looks like she is signaling for a right turn with her tail; but, all she wants is a forever home with a loving owner. She was found as a stray; wont you stop in to give Corky that forever home. She is current on her shots. And as part of her adoption, she will be microchipped and spayed. DOB: April 2, 2012. LadyLady is a sweet Pomeranian whose owner became too ill to care for her any longer. She misses her home and would love to be scooped up and given another chance at happiness. She loves people and seems fine with other dogs. She has even taken a special liking to a Pit Bull named Russell. She tries to play with him through the fence. Lady enjoys lap time and turns into a cuddle muffin when you give her a massage. This is a really wonderful gal! Lady is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: April 2, 2009 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...........................Bingo Tuesday Night. ...........................Bar Cards Friday Night. ..............................FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night. .........................5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing. ....................................................6 p.m. Live Entertainment Thursday Sept. 13 . ...................Ladies Auxillary to hold 3rd reading and vote on new By-Laws. Sorority newsThe Laureate Zeta Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is having their monthly meeting at 7 p.m today, September 13, at the home of Peggy Boa. If you would like more information about this social sorority, call Peggy at 813-641-1880.American Business Woman dinner meeting announcedOn Monday, Sept. 17 a representative from the Mountcastle Vein Centers will share information about the importance of making sure to keep our physical bodies in good shape so we can perform well in the business arena. Networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program starting at 6 p.m. at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. Sun City Center, 813-634-7900 There will be a choice of two entrees served (and a vegetarian choice) along with side items, iced tea and coffee courtesy of Mountcastle Vein Centers. You will make your choice of entree at the dinner. Wine, beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase with cash or credit only. RSVP as soon as possible so the restaurant can prepare accordingly and space may be limited depending on the number of reservations received. Bring a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. For more information or make reservations email deb.adams@ micorp.com.Boating safety program offeredU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will host a one-day boating safety program at its building from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S. Kings Ave., Brandon. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-704-4216 or go to www.cgaux74.org for information and reservations.Donation drive to support local schoolsThe Southshore Chamber of Commerce Education Committee has selected three projects to work on during the month of September. Shorts drive for Ruskin Elementary Many children have accidents while at school and because most of their parents are unable to leave work during the day to bring them a change of clothes, they have to sit in the office until school is over. Before the school year, there were organizations that donated socks and underwear for this purpose but they desperately need shorts. New shorts and used shorts are appreciated! Boys/Girls sizes 4-10. (Mostly 6-8 but can use others as well) Flash drives for Beth Shields Middle School They are looking for 75-100 flash drives (any size) for groups of students to be able to work on computers during the day and save it to the flash drive and work on it at home. There are not enough computers for all of the kids in the class but this way they could save their work and access from home what they dont complete at school.Used/New books for Pre-K to grade 3 for Wimauma ElementaryThey would like to continue support for creating classroom libraries for teachers at Wimauma Elementary. Any new or used books that are age appropriate (Pre-K to grade 3) are needed. If you would like to contribute any of these items or are interested in donating towards the purchase of these items, let them know. You may drop off items at the Ruskin office or the Apollo Beach office. Collections are ongoing throughout the month of September at either chamber office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ruskin office315 S. Tamiami Trail Ruskin, Fl 33570 813-645-3808 Apollo Beach office 137 Harbor Village Ln. Apollo Beach, Fl 33572 813-645-1366

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 13 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase The Big Easy, was an eagerly awaited stop on our road trip. It was a city we had never before visited and were looking forward to the sights and sounds of this storied place. Up to this point we had slept in a tent, a KOA cabin with no facilities, questionable motels and some decent but unremarkable cookie cutter chains. In New Orleans we would be staying for three nights at the Hotel Monteleone on Rue Royal in the heart of the French Quarter. This 126 year old grand dame of hotels boasts 5 generations of family ownership, truly a remarkable achievement in todays corporate climate. There are employees working at the hotel with 50 years of service and it is not uncommon for the hotel to host families who have been returning as guests for three generations. As a guest, you know you are not in a cookie cutter chain hotel when an attentive staff member addresses you by name. The Hotel Monteleone is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. The original 64 room building, called the Commercial Hotel, had been occupied by Union Troops during and after the Civil War. It was purchased in 1886 by Antonio Monteleone who had arrived not long before from Italy where he ran a successful shoe manufacturing business. It wasnt long before the Monteleone name appeared on the hotels marquee. Over the years the hotel grew to 600 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites, making it the Quarters largest full-service hotel. During its long history, many amenities have been added and not being satisfied with perfection, the Monteleone family continues making improvements. In the late 1940s, Hotel One of a series of USA travel articlesBy WARREN RESEN %  Monteleones world-famous Carousel Bar opened and has been a highlight for guests and tourists ever since. Unlike rotating bars of later years, usually located on top of buildings, Hotel Monteleones revolving Carousel Bar is at street level giving patrons easy access from the lobby, a great relief to anyone having an aversion to heights. On the other hand the Hotels roof top pool is located on the 16th floor, very unusual in the middle of the French Quarter. The pool and adjoining bar give guests a feeling of being on a tropical island in the sky. Staying at the Hotel Monteleone afforded us the opportunity of stepping out the front door and into the heart of the action. No matter in which direction we turned, there was something to see and do. Driving and parking in the French Quarter can be difficult so we opted to leave our car parked in the Monteleones garage since many of the citys attractions are available by foot and trolleys are a convenient mode of transportation. They are frequent and inexpensive; one way fare is $1.25 per person but only 40 if you admit to being over 65. The famous Bourbon Street is just one block away from the hotels front door. Car traffic on Bourbon Street is banned at night and crowds out for a good time fill the street. Highly amplified rock music blares from bars nestled cheek to jowl as hawkers do their best to lure customers inside. One nights visit to Bourbon Street is sufficient to get its flavor. Bourbon Street is for those who like neon lights, bar hopping, noise and bragging rights to say theyve been there. Locals shun it, except for the restaurants. The real music, and where the locals go, is one block north of the Quarter to Frenchmen and Decatur Streets. There each bar, tavern and restaurant offers a different type of music. Not only is the music authentic and not highly amplified, but prices are generally cheaper than on Bourbon Street. Daylight brings a different feel to Bourbon, Royal and surrounding streets. The PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOTEL MONTELEONEHotel Monteleone entrance from Rue Royal in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.See NEW ORLEANS, page 16WARREN RESEN PHOTOJeanne OConnor posing outside an Irish bar on Bourbon Street.

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14 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Specializing in: Cataract NEW LOCATION THE 20 11BEST OF BRANDONGold Winner

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 15 Cooler temps makes Emerson Point Preserve a must-visit this fallPALMETTO Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in Palmetto (5801 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221). At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Floridas wildlife and native plant communities while exploring prehistoric and historic sites. Historical resources include the Portavant Temple Mound, southwest Floridas largest Native American Temple Mound, and the surrounding midden complex. A Welcome/Ranger Station is open Friday and Saturday for visitors to the preserve. Multi-use trails and boardwalks are aligned so that the natural habitat and cultural resources will be protected. There are two small picnic shelters available for small gatherings. There is also a large ten table picnic shelter available for rental/reservation. A canoe/ kayak launch allows access to the tidal canals and Terra Ceia Bay. The Emerson Point Preserve recreation plan includes the following elements: Hiking: Available on all trails. There is one paved trail that begins at the entrance of Emerson Point Preserve, traverses the entire preserve ending at the Point. The North and South Restoration Trails are packed shell. Be aware: Any area not on a designated trail may have a very soft surface. Kayak/Canoeing: There are two places to launch within the preserve. The first is located approximately 6/10 of a mile from the entrance. This launch has a wooden dock and the Blueway Trail meanders through mangrove tunnels until you reach Terra Ceia Bay. The second launch site is the beach located at the western end of the preserve. The launch at this site provides access to the mouth of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. Bicycling : Available on all trails except the Terra Ceia Trail and the Portavant Mound Trail. Rollerblading: Available only on the paved trail. Fishing: Available from the shoreline along the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. Be kind to the vegetation when fishing from shore within the preserve. NOTE: Fishing is only permitted along the perimeter of the preserve and subject to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations. Picnicking : Available at the various sites throughout the preserve on a first-come-first-serve basis. Picnic Pavilion: Two locations are available by reservation or on a first-come-first-serve basis. For reservation, call 941-721-6885. Wildlife Viewing: A variety of birds and wildlife can be seen throughout the preserve in the restored native ecosystems. Open daily, hours vary by season. Entrance into Emerson Point Preserve is free to the public. Call (941) 721-6885 for more information, or visit www.mymanatee.org and navigate to Emerson Point via the search engine. Shown here are several of the numerous trails, paths and boardwalks at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto.

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16 SEPTEMBER 13, 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. 274:00 p.m. Sun City Center CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 SEPTEMBER EVENTSParkinsons Support Group facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW who is Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. If you have Parkinsons or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group where needed assistance is readily available!Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break and attend our Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. Receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. RSVP no later than Sept. 14th to 813-246-4120. The needed resources are endless!Low Vision Support Group: Jennifer Petit from Hometown Homecare will facilitate this group. If you are facing the challenges of low vision or caring for a loved one facing this issue, this support group is a must! A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided.Amputee Support Group: Facilitated by Ty Wilson, Patient Care Advocate with Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers. The group is open to amputees, their family member, friends and involved medical personnel. It is our goal to enrich the lives of amputees and help them reach their full potential. Tools used are peer support, education and activism.Do you know Dr. Oz? Geraldine Novy, Holistic RN & Integrative Health Coach from Pinwheel, The Art of Wellness Lifestyle does and will be here to present: Playing to Rene and Maintain Your Thinking. Discover how your thought process functions and how to enlighten your mind with healthy eating and playing to prevent mental decline such as Alzheimers Disease or Dementia by this dynamic speaker who has worked with Dr. Oz!Grief, Loss or Depression Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. architecture in the French Quarter is truly amazing. Street after street is filled with historic buildings dating back to a time when the French and Spanish controlled the city. A Kodak/iPhone moment waits around every corner. Iron grilled balconies festooned with flags and plants are everywhere as are restaurants offering a selection of gastronomic treats. When New Orleans was the Capital of the Spanish province of Lusiana from 1762 1803, that was the way it was spelled then, Bourbon Street was called Calle De Borbon. From the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone you can easily walk to the Mississippi River and Riverfront Park, the IMAX Theatre, the Aquarium and the NATCHEZ, an authentic Mississippi River paddle wheel steam boat. Its a big tourist attraction and fees for adults are $25 per person and up for a bland, narrated 2 hour cruise. If you just want to experience being on the Mississippi then thats okay. What you get to see, coming and going for two hours, is the commerce of the river: tugs, freighters, boat yards, a gas refinery and rusting factories including one belonging to a major sugar manufacturer with buildings so old and rusted it seems the only thing keeping the walls standing is the rust. There was supposed to be live Dixieland Music during the cruise. Apparently the band took %  the day off when we were there. There are more interesting and less expensive ways to spend your time in New Orleans. In New Orleans, face almost any direction, you will find historic sites and museums, especially museums. A short trolley ride will drop you almost at the foot of the Contemporary Arts Center featuring local artists. Next door, and not to be missed, is the Confederate Museum and across the street from that is the world class National WW II Museum displaying the most comprehensive collection of memorabilia of the war in the European and Pacific theatres during that time Ive ever seen. These attractions are in the aptly named Warehouse/Arts District. Live theatre is everywhere but for this visitors will need easily obtained current information. New Orleans is of course famous for its fabulous food. But that is a subject for a specialized article. One fun place that I can recommend is a little vest pocket piece of space grandly named the New Orleans Musical Legends Park on Bourbon Street. Its an open air venue with bronze lifesize statues of famous musicians of the past. On the bandstand, performers entertain from early morning to late at night in old New Orleans style and its free. Caf Beignet is located in the park offering reasonably priced local foods and of course you must try one, or more, of the locally famous beignets. The park is only one block from the front door of the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleanss French Quarter.Left, the Hotel Monteleones rooftop sign at night is a familiar sight around New Orleans. Also on the rooftop is the hotels pool, pictured below.PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOTEL MONTELEONEThe world famous carousel bar is accessible from the street at Hotel Monteleone.

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18 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339 $2795*Oil ChangeGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEWITH 27 POINT INSPECTION*Up to 5 qts 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft oil and filter. Most cars.+ tax & S.S. Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 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) South Shore Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. This months meeting offers attendees an opportunity to meet and listen to several candidates for local political office. The featured speakers are William Broson U.S. House of Representatives, District 17 Paula House Fl. State Senate, District 26 Bruce Barnet Fl. House of Representatives, District 57 Mark Nash Hillsborough County Commissioner, District 4 Gail Gottlieb Fl. House of Representatives, District 59 Join them for this interesting and informative meeting. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and Independents are welcome. 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, Sept. 14 7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Sept. 15 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Sept. 21 7-11 p.m Redneck Joe Saturday, Sept. 22 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Crafters and vendors wanted The Summerfield Community will be hosting their 4th annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The event will be held at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. Registration for Summerfield residents in good standing will begin on September 1. The general public may register beginning September 22. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents per table. If you would like to participate, call the Community Center at 813-671-2005 or email summerfieldsocial@gmail.com.Hot Doggn itAt 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle club ( http://www.smbc.us/) will be conducting its annual Hot Dog Ride,leaving from the NW side of the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Sun City Center traveling round-trip to EG Simmons Park on Tampa Bay, ending with a free lunch of hot dogs, drinks, and trimmings in Kings Point. Membership is not required and all bicyclists are welcome, but all must wear cycling helmets. There will be 3 ride levels and distances, 1013 mph 28 miles, 13-16 mph 28 miles, and 16-18 mph 34 miles. The club conducts 14-16 mph bicycle rides from SCC to Simmons park on one or two Saturdays per month. To participate, just show up ready to ride at 8:30 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie parking lot. The next ride will be held on September 22. For more information or to register (no charge), call Jim Wheeler at 813-774-9940. Members of the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle club.HC Commissioners review garbage collection contractsHillsborough County Commissioners have scheduled a workshop on Thursday, Sept. 13 to review the proposed bid documents for new residential solid waste collection contracts. The workshop is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the County Commission boardroom, 2nd floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. At this time, public comment is not scheduled to be taken because the meeting is in a workshop format and is not a public hearing. Public input will be sought on various service options and pricing after the bids are opened and before new contracts are awarded. The Countys current contracts with private companies to collect residential garbage and recyclables expire Sept. 30, 2013. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 19 How to Recognize and Get Help for DepressionTHE SAVVY SENIORDear Savvy Senior, Where can I find help for depression? My husband, whos 68, has become lethargic and very irritable over the past year, and Im concerned that hes depressed. Worried Wife Dear Worried, Depression is unfortunately a widespread problem among U.S. seniors, affecting approximately 15 percent of the 65-and-older population. Heres what you should know, along with some tips and resources for screening and treatments. Recognizing Depression Everyone feels sad or gets the blues now and then, but when these feelings linger more than a few weeks, it may be depression. Depression is a real illness that affects mood, feelings, behavior and physical health, and contrary to what many people believe, its not a normal part of aging or a personal weakness, but it is very treatable. Its also important to know that depression is not just sadness. In many seniors it can manifest as apathy, irritability, or problems with memory or concentration without the depressed mood. To help you get some insight on the seriousness of your husbands problem, heres a rundown of the warning signs to be vigilant of. ness. activities that were previously enjoyed. ness or hopelessness. bering or making decisions. ritable. too much. cide. ing depression is Mental Health ganization that offers a free online depression screening test at depression-screening.org. This test takes just a few minutes to take and can help determine the severity of your husbands problem. sion Screening Day which is coming up on Oct. 11. Sponsored by Screening for Mental Health, this is a completely free service that provides depression screenings by mental health professionals at hundreds of locations across the country. The test takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and is available to people of all ages. To find a site near you visit helpyourselfhelpothers.org. now covers annual depression screenings as part of their free Welcome to Medicare visit for new beneficiaries, and free annual wellness visits thereafter. Get Help If your husband is suffering from depressive symptoms, he needs to see his doctor for a medical evaluation to rule out possible medical causes. Some medications, for example, can produce side effects that mimic depressive symptoms pain and sleeping meds are common culprits. Its also important to distinguish between depression and dementia which can share some of the same symptoms. If hes diagnosed with depression, there are a variety of treatment options including talk therapy, antidepressant medications or a combination of both. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a particularly effective type of talk therapy which helps patients recognize and change destructive thinking patterns that help finding a therapist whos trained in CBT, ask your doctor for a referral, check your local yellow pages under counseling or psychologists, or check with and Cognitive Therapies (abct. Therapy (academyofct.org). tioning is a relatively new procedure called transcranial magnetic approved treatment uses a small electromagnet placed on the scalp right behind the left forehead, and delivers a tiny electric current to the part of the brain linked to depression. TMS is currently available in about 420 psychiatrist offices around the country (see neurostartms.com) and is very effective for older patients. of Mental Health offers a variety of free publications on depression that you can order at infocenter. nimh.nih.gov, or call 866-6156464. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.By Jim Miller Silverliners International to meet Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attenalso invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry, 813-837-4312.Administrative professionals to meet als, City Center Chapter monthly business meeting will be held from 12:05-1:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 20 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd., 42nd for lunch is required. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking with validation. The program will be a visit from jcnewman.com www.iaap-citycenter.org.Weight Watchers to hold food driveWeight Watchers will be hosting event from 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 15 at 10629 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. Everyone is invited to attend this very special one-day-only offer, with prizes, refreshments, recipes and more! The Open House will host Riverview, so remember to bring a non-perishable item to donate. If you have ever wanted to find out more about Weight Watchers there has never been a better time to come in.The South County Rose Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church at 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center. Please note that due to construction of a new building on the church grounds their meeting room has been moved from Creason Hall to the meeting room in the main sanctuary. Enter through the main doors of the church and go to the hallway on the right. They will meet in this room until further notice. The program this month will demonstrate how to improve garden soil will explain the benefits of using worm castings as organic fertilizer in the rose gardens. Harriet is also a Master Gardner with the Hillsborough ity in Wimauma. She is President of the Riverview Garden Club and is quite knowledgeable in all areas of gardening. Harriet will discuss the anatomy of an earthworm and how it produces worm castings. She will explain how to encourage earthworms to live happy and healthy lives in our gardens and in turn make us happy gardeners.Worm Tea is South County Rose Group meeting topic Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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20 SEPTEMBER 13, 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 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18d d Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Ellen Lucille DeMerittEllen Lucille DeMeritt Sun City Center, Fl. passed away September, 4, 2012. Ellen was born in Lyons, Ohio, on January 13, 1916. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Jones; mother, Alice Adelade Wheeler-Jones; her husband, Elwood; son, Robert and son-in-law, Bernard Teeters. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Nancy Teeters of Howell, Mi.; daughterin-law, Sandra DeMeritt of Sun City Center, Fl.; grandchildren: Robert and Janice DeMeritt of Cocoa Beach, Fl.; Kathryn and Richard DonLevy of Sun City Center, Fl.; Kent and Laurie Teeters of Canton, Mi. and Linda and Dan Irwin of Berkley, Michigan. Ellen had 7 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Ellen is also survived by her dearest friend, MaryLou Leaders of Sun City Center. Ellen lived in Florida for more than 30 years after retiring from the restaurant business. She was OMA to all who knew her and loved her. A private memorial service will be held in Morenci, Michigan.Joseph C. EppichJoseph C. Eppich, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away September 4, 2012 at Life Path Hospice House. He was born July 10, 1918 in Cleveland, OH and lived there all of his life until he and his wife, Mary moved to Sun City Center in 1980. Joe worked at Danly Machine Company all of his adult life. He served in World War II for three years in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the European and South Pacific Theatres. In Sun City Center, he volunteered for the Security Patrol, the Emergency Squad as a Captain and driver; Sun City Ride as driver and volunteered with LifePath Hospice with his wife, visiting patients in their homes and at Hospice House. Joe was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, serving as a Bereavement Minister and a greeter at the church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe enjoyed playing golf, bridge, pinochle and dancing. He loved life, family and enjoyed making people smile. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and his two older sisters. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth PetterssonEppich; his daughter, Beverly (Dennis) Hughes of St Petersburg, Fla.; his son, Joseph (Connie) Eppich of Shelby Township, MI and his grandson, Christopher Joseph Hughes. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept 8, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 16650 US 301 South, Wimauma, Fla. Burial with Military Honors was at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl. Dorothy F. GaringDorothy F. Garing, 87, was born in Baldwin, Long Island, New York and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Calvin C. Garing on September 11, 2001 and her daughter, Kim E. Ennis on January 15, 1984. Surviving children are Eileen (Joe) Eletto of Apollo Beach, Fl, Larry (Linda) Garing of Kingsland, GA, Ronald (Wilma) Garing of Garden City, GA, and 10 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Dorothy lived in many places as Calvin served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. They lived in Guam, California, Kansas, New York, Florida, South Carolina, and finally settling in Savannah, Georgia. Dorothy spent 20 years as a Sears Associate, retiring in 1984 to travel in their RV. They moved to Sun City Center in 1995. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ruskin, FL. Absent from the body... present with the LORD! In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Life Path Hospice; 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Wilma Blanche Sweeney JohnsonWilma Blanche Sweeney Johnson a lifelong Christian, went to be with her Lord on September 4, 2012. She was born on September 26, 1916 in Little Cooley, Pennsylvania to the late Mortimer and Augusta (Zimmerman) Sweeney. Wilma and her family moved to Adamsville, Florida to the old Adams Homestead in 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Stanley A. Johnson. Wilma is survived by two daughters, Brenda Lee Zimbrick and Ann Johnson Vincent; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Wilma was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. A graveside service and burial will take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Erie, Pennsylvania. Art LucchesiArt Lucchesi, 79, passed away on Monday, August 27. Formally named Arsete, Art was born in Bagni di Lucca on August 1, 1933, to the late Francesco Lucchesi and late Ormeda Cinquini. At a very young age he moved with his family to Manhattan and later settled in Queens. Having a love for science and math, Art attended Queens College and New York University earning bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics. Following this passion, he became a mathematics professor at Cooper Union in Manhattan, retiring 38 years later in 1996 as the Associate Dean of Engineering and remaining a professor emeritus. Throughout his life, Art donated his time and teaching skills to help others. Thomas F. TuffyThomas F. Tuffy of Sun City Center, passed away on August 27, 2012. Thomas retired from the N.Y.C. Transit Authority, as a train conductor. Thomas served in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Thomas leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Eleanor; three children, Karen, Kathleen and Thomas; sons-in-law, Bill and Ray and five grandchildren, William, Kayla, Amber, Thomas and Brian. A considerable amount of his extracurricular effort went in to teaching math to inner city, underprivileged high school students to give them the tools needed to get in to college. In 1974, Art moved to North Plainfield, New Jersey along with his wife and two kids. He became active in the community, joined the local Lions Club and later was elected councilman. Most of his long term friendships were forged from his life in North Plainfield. Being in New Jersey also got him closer to the ocean which he loved since his childhood, though it should be pointed out that his freestyle swimming made more than one person inquire to see if he needed help, including the family dog. Not given the opportunity to keep pets as a child did not daunt Art in the least, as he would still rescue the neighborhood strays. As an adult he was allowed to keep his pets and he truly cherished his dogs and his cats. Other than math and his family (including the family pets), he was passionate about baseball and opera. Never being able to like the Yankees after his Brooklyn Dodgers left for LA, Art was an avid Mets fan and a baseball lover in general. Having briefly entertained becoming an opera singer prior to choosing mathematics, Art was proud of his tenor voice and his ability to hit the high C, and he was even a member of the New Jersey Lyric Opera and Chorus. His love for singing remained with him until the end. Upon his retirement, Art and his wife began the snowbird migration of living in the north during the summer (Wall Township, NJ) and the south in the winter (Apollo Beach, FL). Eventually, they moved permanently to Florida, resettling in Sun City Center. With his tenor voice still strong, he would sing at Prince of Peace Catholic Church every Sunday. He also continued his lifetime of service by teaching math to inmates at a local prison. Art is survived by Sandy, his wife of 50 years; his son Arthur (Stephanie) Lucchesi, daughter Lisa (Kelly) Lucchesi, his brother, Pete (Marlene) Lucchesi, three grandchildren, Dante, Zoe and Ian; and his dog, Holly. Per the familys request, in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimers Association: http://www. alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp. or Good Samaritan Services, 916 North Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Art Lucchesi obituary continued at top Art Lucchesi obituary continued

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 21 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. 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 High Holiday scheduled for Beth IsraelBeth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center will celebrate Rosh Hashanah at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. Services will continue on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, September 25, Yom Kippur will start with Kol Nidre services at 7:45 p.m. and services will continue on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m., continuing at 3 p.m., and Yiskor services at 4:30 p.m. Rabbi Phil Aronson and Cantor Sam Isaak will lead the services. For more information, call Joanne Sudman at 813-633-3106.Northgate Baptist to host concertThe Northgate Baptist Church will be hosting a Three Plus One anniversary concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1301 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. This a free concert but donations will be accepted. For more information call 988-6923 or 9336741.Meet the CandidatesCongregation Beth Shaloms Adult Education Committee is planning a Meet the Candidate forum at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 706 Bryan Road, Brandon. The public is invited to attend this forum free of charge. Those invited to speak at this panel will include candidates for County Commissioner, Supervisor of Elections, State Senator, and State Representative for Districts 57 and 59. Time will also be reserved for a question and answer period. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the temple. A ramp is available for handicapped access. Take advantage of this opportunity to know your candidates better. For more information, call Janice Perelman, chairperson of the Adult Education Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom at (813) 7488042. Ruskin Aglow to meetRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Palm Garden 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Start the Fall season with them and come closer to the Lord and learn of Him. Gloria Crossman will speak on Spiritual Connections. Bring a friend with you. For more information call Gloria 813-633-9613.Fun Brigade promises a pot luck picnicThe Fun Brigade is planning a special event focusing on food, fun, and entertainment at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. There will be a Hoe Down Picnic Pot Luck Dinner. Just bring your favorite dish and the Front Porch Pickers will provide music and entertainment and maybe some square dancing. The Mens Famous Bake-Off is also on board for the evening. Read that again! Yes, Gentlemen, put on your apron and bring your dessert creation for all to enjoy. There is no admission, just your covered dish and smiles. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Fun Brigade Chair Karl Buffington and Paula Lickfeldt. Bless the animalsA community pet blessing will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 6. The 6th annual blessing of the pets will occur to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Bring your pets caged or on a leash to the corner of SR 674 and US 301. This is an inter-faith community event sponsor by Unity Community of Joy and The Three Legged Poodle. Other years spiritual leaders from the Episcopal and Catholic communities also helped bless the pets. Pastors from any area churches are welcome to take part. There will be a master of ceremonies, live music, free food from local businesses, C.A.R.E. and other pet rescue groups. In the past there have been close to 200 pets blessed and many more people walking around enjoying the sights, sounds and refreshments. To join in as a blessor or for more information call Bette Erikson at 813-642-0881.Grief recovery program offeredA 10-session grief recovery group program will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at St. Anne Catholic Church. The program is offered by Anne McGuire, MS, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, who has been coordinating this type of activity for the past 12 years. The sessions are designed to help those currently grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will gain fresh insights into valuable coping techniques through group interaction. Meetings are centered on Christian beliefs, science, and psychology, all of which support the healing effects of group sharing. This program is open to all and there is no charge. Dates are Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27; Nov. 3, 10, and 17; Dec. 1, 8 and 15; Jan. 5 and 12. Call the St. Anne Parish Office at 813-645-1714 to express your interest in participating.

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22 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 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! SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ Self-Defense Class for Women Saturday, September 15 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn self defense tactics and techniques to avoid and escape violence. These classes will cover awareness, prevention, risk reduction strategies and conclude with hands-on self defense. This program is for adults and teens. Females only. Participants are asked to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and tennis shoes. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, September 18 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Putting the Pieces Together Tuesday, September 18 1 to 2 p.m. This genealogy program, presented by Donna M. Moughty, will describe how fragments of information can be assembled like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to provide a family portrait. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogical Society.Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged eBooks for Kindle and Apps Wednesday, September 19 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Classes Wednesday, September 19 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Get Frank With Your Money Wednesday, September 19 2 to 3 p.m. This financial seminar, presented by Wade Watson, will explore the 5 concepts to help individuals protect and grow their money. The 5 concepts discussed will include: foundation, rebalance, asset allocation, nervous decisions, and knowing the rules. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or Mah Jongg Club* Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Teen/Adult Pastels* Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens/Adults will join Art Instructor, Phyllis Alexandroff, and learn some techniques with pastels. All levels welcomed. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. *Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.GAINESVILLE Feral hogs wreak havoc on Floridas natural areas but a new University of Florida study shows that control measures often fail; now, researchers are investigating how the animals outwit removal efforts. Feral hogs are definitely one of our more noticeable invasive animal issues on the Treasure Coast, said Ken Gioeli, a St. Lucie County extension agent. People have been struggling to deal with the populations and we want to offer them better options. The study appears in the summer issue of the journal Aquatics, a publication of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society. Florida has the nations secondhighest population of feral hogs, after Texas. The animals are especially common north and west of Lake Okeechobee, and in the coastal Big Bend area, Gioeli said. They roam in groups and damage forest ecosystems by rooting in the soil and wallowing in shallow water. Its believed that feral hog damage costs landowners and agricultural producers millions of dollars nationwide. In the study, researchers surveyed almost 90 land managers who dealt with feral hogs, most of them working on large tracts of public land. Forty-seven percent said that their hog control efforts were marginally effective. Another 25 percent said control efforts had no effect. Some of the most popular removal methods include hunting, with or without dogs, and trapping, using either small single-hog traps or larger traps capable of holding an entire group. A second study, now under way, surveys hunters and trappers who remove feral hogs and seeks to pinpoint reasons their efforts succeed or fail. The survey is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/ s/2M7X3C3 Previous research suggests that large corral-style traps are the most effective way to remove groups of hogs but few land managers use them due to their size, Gioeli said. Constructed from a heavy wood or metal frame, corral traps must be baited and left open for several days to attract hogs. Once the animals are accustomed to visiting the corral for food, the user can activate the trap so that hogs are free to enter but unable to escape. The traps are very large and it can be difficult to transport them to the site, Gioeli said. There are also some types of terrain where you cant use a corral trap. Ultimately, each hog removal effort must be tailored to the site and the situation, he said. The concept is called adaptive management and it means taking whatever steps are necessary, within the boundaries of the law, to remove hogs. Researcher Joanna Huffman, a hunter and a graduate of the UF/ IFAS Master Naturalist program, said the study results underscore a fundamental rule about feral hog management: Feral hogs are smart. If theyve seen a trap, they remember it, said Huffman, whos gone on hog hunts and also assisted in maintaining traps to remove feral hogs from her neighborhood. Gioeli explained that hogs can communicate with each other, so if one hog associates an area with danger, it can warn others to stay away. Thats why its important to try to do it right the first time, he said. To give landowners and residents a better chance at success, Gioeli and several colleagues have been presenting management workshops. They plan to incorporate new information as its obtained. One other piece of advice: Check state and local regulations before attempting to remove feral hogs from any property. Though the animals are generally considered a nuisance, different jurisdictions have different policies regarding the use of firearms, dogs, motor vehicles, and other items used to remove the animals.UF/IFAS experts find feral hog control efforts often failPHOTO BY WILLIAM GIULIANO, UUF/IIFA ASFeral hogs lounge in a field while piglets root nearby, in this UF/IFAS file photo. Florida has more feral hogs than any U.S. state besides Texas, and UF/IFAS facilty have determined that many efforts to remove the animals from property are unsuccessful.

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Call 813-391-0236 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 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 1/2 Price BBook Sale Call 813-633-1097, for appointment. 3 pc oak entertainment center, recliners, 32 HD D TV TV area rugs, complete stereo system including turn tables & more. E Excellent 813641-2356 N N eighborhood sale. Kids & adult Cobia Cay, A A pollo Beach. S S aturday, 7am-noon 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeEMoving, yard sale. S Saturday, S Sept. 15, 8am-2pm. Household, tools, furniture, standup freezer, misc. & much more. 1419 Murillo L Loop, R Ruskin312 estateESTATE saSALesESWanda Said DDont miiss this one. Moving / estate sale. EEverything must go! Kitchen appliances, furniture, household items, collectibles, central air unit, bathroom vanity, beautiful womens clothing, shoes & handbags, shed & all contents, 102 SSt Johns Way W. Caribbean I Isles, AApollo Beach. SSigns. FFriday & SSaturday, 8am-2pm. BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterSeptember 14 & 157:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1808 Pineapple Palm Ct.Pebble Beach South to Flamingo to 2nd Coco Palm to Pineapple Palm Court Western golf cart; dining table, 4 chairs (light); 2 matching beige leather sofas, sold separately; king suite; queen suite, Lane, light; 2 leather recliners; glass-top kitchen table, 4 caster chairs; marble top coffee table and 2 end tables; wooden desk; le cabinet and bookcase; computer table; leather desk chair; wooden bar and entertainment center; small kitchen table; server and 3 chairs, white; 3-piece storage and bookcase; large expandable entertainment center; velvet couch; 2 chairs (50s); Hampton Bay; 2 lounge, 1 chair, 2 tables with cushions, brown wicker; trundle bed; occasional tables; antique settee; outdoor table, 4 chairs and umbrella; pipe furniture; small roll-top desk; ladders; grill; pictures; linens; lamps; misc. kitchen.508-0307 or 633-1173 Furniture: sofa and matching loveseat; queen and twin beds; armoire; credenza; dining room table w/6 chairs; entertainment center; recliners; oriental chest; roll-top desk w/chair; white wicker patio set; rocking chair; trunk; bookcases; sewing cabinet; sofa table. Appliances: Refrigerator; upright freezer; large flat screen TV; microwave w/cabinet. Misc: Garage cabinets; stereo w/speakers; jewelry; household kitchen and tools.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales RUSKINTake S.R. 674 W. (College Ave.) to sale 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesESEstate Sale SSCC 1804 Wolf LLaurel DDr., FFriday & SSaturday, 8am-noon. LLots of kitchenware, decorative items, Christmas, linens. Please park on side of sale. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Weekly DiscountsJeans, Pants, Shoes, Shirts, Belts, Books and More!St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org. DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Plaid Sofa, Cherry End Table and Media Center, Curio Cabinet, Rattan Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Sectional Sofa, Leather Recliner, Lift Chair, Barrel Chairs, Swivel/ Rocker, Glider Chair, Rocker/ Recliner, Queen Bed, Drop-Leaf Table w/Chairs, Lots of Glassware and Collectibles, Paintings/Art, Amana Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer, and More! Dont miss our other two sales this weekend at:1804 FT. DUQUESNA DR. Thurs., & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14th and 1603 DOWER WAY Sat., & Sun., Sept. 15th & 16thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 710 Fox Hills Drive Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Sept. 13 & 147 a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Vintage Oak Pedestal Table W/Chairs, Oak Sideboard, Rocking Chair, Oak Shelf, China Cabinet, Side Tables, Parlor Chair, Gilt Mirrors, Antiques & Collectibles, Glassware, Kitchenware, Cuckoo Clock, Art, Loveseat Recliner, Patio Set, Garage Items, And More! Dont miss our other two sales this weekend at:1804 FT. DUQUESNA DR. and 710 FOX HILLS DR. Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1603 Dower Way (off LaJolla)Sun City CenterSat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 167 a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Beautiful Provincial China Cabinet, Glass Top Dining Table w/Chairs, Glass Top End and Coffee Tables, Tropical Decor, Large Palm Tree Lamp, Broyhill Sofa, Cream Sofa and Matching Chair w/Ottoman, Sleeper Sofa, Lay-Z-Boy, Queen Bedroom Set, Wood Table w/Chairs, Glassware, Kitchenware, Household and Misc. Items, OVERFLOWING Garage of Hand Tools, Power Tools, And Hardware, Char-Broil Grill, Workbench, and more! Dont miss our other 2 sales this weekend at:710 FOX HILLS DR. Thurs., & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14th and 1603 DOWER WAY Sat., & Sun., Sept. 15th & 16thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1804 Ft. Duquesna Dr. Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Sept. 13 & 147 a.m. noon for your business Your local dealer for over 23 years Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 12, 14 & 15Mens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 Shirt or Pants, get 1 Shirt or Pants FREE

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 TTHEE SSHOPPERPPER RERENTT ALSS600 MM.H. HOUSSING550 PRPROF. SERSER VICESES650 SERSER VICESES700 MMARRINEE400 REREAL ESTEST ATE TE500 312 ESTa A TE SalALES Cell: 382-7536 360 GolfOLF CaARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 1957 Chevy golf cart, red, seat belts, new tires, new batteries, new battery charger. $5,400, excellent condition 813-633-9192, SCC 425 SliSLIPS oOR SSTo ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comSStorage RRameys BBusiness PPark Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469 511 houHOUSES foFOR SalALE 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 565 MM. H. inIN Pa ARKS2br/1ba mobile home in 55+ park. Fully furnished, appliances, AC, roof over, shed, washer, dryer. Ruskin area. Make offer. 813-777-3438 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 3 bedrooms, fully furnished. Internet, all utilities included. $1,400 monthly, $600 deposit. No pets. Call Bob 813645-4117611 HouOUSES foFOR REnNT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 SCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 Ruskin. 4br/2ba/2cg, fenced yard in College Chase. Available now. $1,200 monthly plus deposit. 813641-1288 Kings Point 2 bedrooms, 2 walk-in showers, furnished, carport, storm shutters, golf car garage, water & preservation view. Annual rental $975, monthly. 813-633-5934 SSun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 APa ARTMEnNTS foFOR RREnNTRuskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896614 DuUPlLEX foFOR RREnNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813641-8400621 PlacLACES To O ShaHAREHouse to share. Apollo Beach, on water, fully furnished, all utilities included. Internet, no pets, no drugs. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117630 MM.H. RREnNTal ALS acre lot, hugh porch, CHA, new laminate, carpet & interior paint. 813-645-4708 or 813-892-5802For RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 630 M.hH. REnNTal ALSFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin 1br/1ba mobile home on qui Utilities included. No smoking, no pets. Best suited for single person or couple. References needed. Rent $175 weekly plus $400 deposit. 813-363-6001 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 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.com 680 AdulDUL T/ChildHILD CaAREExperienced caregiver/ CNA. Will do errands, doctor apt., etc. Dependable, excellent driving record. References, 16yrs experience. Available 24/7 Call 813-313-7998 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 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 704 JunUNK RREMovalOVALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813447-6123 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 cleanDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-645-5273, leave message.708 MovMOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813447-6123 710 LawnAWN CaAREBBills Lawn SService Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840BB&SS Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 MM & 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 TTerrys Lawn SService Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 715 FillILL DiIRT/HaulingAULINGMMyers TTrucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. PPittman TTrucking & TTractor dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 720 HoOME MainMAINTEnancNANCEHandyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE home on 1/2 acre lot! Huge MBR and MBA, walk-in closet, dinette off kitchen, spacious L shaped living/dining room leading to insulated sun room, inside utility room, screened porch, 2-car carport and sheds. No HOA. $65,000. KINGS POINT CONDO 1BR/1.5BA, remodeled BA with walk-in tub, nice enclosed lanai with washer/dryer, carpet recently cleaned, detached carport. Close to clubhouse. $21,900. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN This 2BR/1BA concrete block house is just a block from the river in a peaceful area close to everything. Attached utility room, good metal roof, shed in back yard. Well maintained by renters. $59,900. CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson ..........................468-0288 Claire Tort ..............................363-7250 Kay Pye .................................361-3672 Cathy Griggs ..........................391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers ....................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ................748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley ......................645-1540 LaRae Regis ............................633-8318 Joanie Cooper ........................480-2428 WE ARE DELIGHTED to inform you that KAY PYE is alive and working. Please continue to call her for your real estate needs.....361-3672 YOU CANT BE SERIOUS! Reduced to what??? You heard right: this outstanding 3BR 2BA house with 25x30 metal building on a slab could never be replaced for asking price of $125,000. Great for extended family and for people who like to collect or have large toys. Must see to appreciate. Call for details and viewing. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 ANXIOUS OWNERS ready to scale down and move on with their lives are willing to entertain any reasonable offer on super, spacious home in Sun City Center. 2BR 2BA plus den, split plan, vaulted ceilings. Lots of room for family or visitors, and lots of opportunities for learning and growth, hobbies. Be as busy or relaxed as you like. $169,900 LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 21/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for ofce buildings. This property has a great location, on corner of 10th St SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 $775. per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, with new well, septic and electric, ready for your new home! Secluded and peaceful, with few shady trees, this property (5 lots total) is very close to boat ramp and Park. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT 5BR HOUSE + DEN ON ONE ACRE CLEARED LOT, RIGHT IN TOWN! or 2BR+Den/2BA, and 3 large ofces, 1/2BA and a separate entrance, if you wish to conduct a business from home. General commercial zoning allows lots of opportunities. Home has remodeled kitchen, huge MBA, wood oors, replace, inside utility, large screened porch, 2-car-garage & circular driveway. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 3BR/2BA NEWER MOBILE-HOME ON OVER 1 ACRE LOT: Split BR plan, laminate oors throughout, cathedral ceilings, inside utility with washer & dryer, and convenient location close to shopping and hospital. No HOA, not in ood zone. $65,900. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RETIREMENT READY! This 2BR/2BA/1CPT condo in gated community is ready for immediate occupancy. Fully furnished including linens & dishes for $69,000. Quiet area in 55+ community and lovingly cared for. Call to see today! $69,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. WELCOMING WATERFRONT! This lovely 3 or 4BR/2BA waterfront home is within minutes to Tampa Bay via the Ruskin Inlet. 89 ft. MOL of seawalled waterfront, large fenced backyard, spacious 2800+ sq. ft. of living area, tile/laminate/carpeted oors, light & bright interior and more! Reduced to $254,900. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. Find what you need Have a nice day

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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 13, 2012 Volume 56 Number 34THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netDuring the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, more than 1,800 people were arrested, including a 15year-old diabetic girl on her way to see a movie and a vice president with Morgan Stanley out riding her bicycle. In St. Paul, Minnesota, during the Republican National Convention in 2008, there were 800 arrests. Four years later, the RNC came to downtown Tampa. According to Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Major Ron Hartley, on a normal day there could be as many as 15 or 20 arrests. During the entire run of the RNC in the city, there were two arrests. It is possible that a new standard for law enforcement involving large-scale events emerged during the 2012 RNC. If so, the HCSO has a great deal to do with that. And that is simply how theyve always done business. Maj. Hartley, the commander of the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin, was a sector commander downtown during the RNC. Approximately 600 law enforcement officers with disparate backgrounds reported to him, including officers from the HCSO, Sarasota County and the Sarasota Police Department, Clearwater, Collier County, the Florida Highway Patrol and other agencies. The chain of command was strict and discipline was tight. But most of all, the law enforcement officers went into the event with an overwhelming presence and a specific attitude. They wanted to avoid the problems of past conventions. They succeeded. People have a First Amendment right to protest peacefully and within the lines of A new standard for law enforcement: Its just how things are done hereMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOWith the 2004 RNC setting a new standard for arresting 1,800 people, the Tampa Bay area set a new standard with only two arrests. Major Ron Hartley, commander of the HCSO District IV office in Ruskin played a role in that success. the law, Hartley said. We are well aware of that and we are going to give them every opportunity they want to champion whatever cause it is they believe in. It worked. Some demonstrators even left Skateboard Park named for Diego DuranBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH On Saturday, the public was invited to the official opening of the Diego Duran Skateboard Plaza in Apollo Beach. Last week, the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve naming the skate park in honor of Diego, the 13-yearold boy from Ruskin who was hit by celebratory gunfire on New Years Day. Seriously injured, Diego endured multiple medical and surgical procedures since the incident. He has only recently returned to school full-time, while still recovering from his injury. Hillsborough County Commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandra Murman and Mark Thornton of Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation were on hand to join Diego and his family for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Commissioner Hagan also presented Diego with a skateboarding helmet. See SKATEBOARD PARK, page 9 See HCSO SETS STANDARD, page 2MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOAfter months of medical procedures and surgeries, Diego Duran is back in school full time. His recovery is still ongoing after a bullet from celebratory fire pierced his head New Years day while standing in his own yard with family in Ruskin.Beginners mix with accomplished musicians in new orchestraBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netBoyce and Marceil Sweat never expected to join an orchestra while at a car wash. But while they were waiting for their car, they were overheard discussing an article theyd recently read about the spread of bands for people over 50. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOJimmy Moreland, an accomplished musician, helps mentor those who play string instruments. That led to a conversation with a friendly stranger, and the rest came naturally. I was remembering how I enjoyed playing drums in high school and college, Boyce Sweat said. And I was talking about the singing groups I used to belong to, Marceil added. Little did they know they were standing next to E. Douglas Deck of Riverview, founder, president, director and conductor of the New Directions Orchestra, Inc. Deck had begun holding informational meetings in January, and on Feb. 2, founded the orchestra and filed for 501(c) (3) nonprofit tax status, which has since been granted. The orchestra began as a part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which can be read about at www.newhorizonsmusic.org, but Deck said he wanted to get his own 501(c)(3) so the local orchestra could eventually apply for grants and perform for charity event fundraisers (which it has already begun to do). He also envisions having ensembles, where smaller groups specialize in various styles of music including jazz, blues, worship, Dixieland and others. Another reason for making the group its own boss was so that its bylaws could be changed, opening up the group to anyone over 21 instead of just over 50. Seniors, however, currently make up the majority of the group, which numbers about 25. Practices are more like social gatherings and are set up to have breaks and snacks and lots of camaraderie. Ive been with the group since it started, said Geraldine Breen of Wimauma. I really enjoy meeting new friends and doing things together as a group. Breen, who has taken on the job of orchestra secretary, played violin with the North Shore Symphony in Long Island, N.Y. before moving to Florida. My daughter also plays. I was a violin mom like some mothers are soccer moms, she said. Breen said Deck treats the group to a special event every three months. One time he paid for a catered lunch; another month they went to the Cracker Barrel. We celebrate our progress together. Remember, some have never even played any instrument before. This is a place where we can mentor and help each other. And Doug makes it fun for us. He asks about us and cares how we feel.See ORCHESTRA, page 9

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2 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012Tampa after the RNC with praise for the law enforcement officers. Sheriff Gee let us know we are not there for confrontation unless they start breaking the law, hurting people or things like that, Harley continued. We needed law and order, but we didnt go in there looking for a fight. No doubt wed win, but why do it if you dont have to? In the end, they never had to. I guess some departments draw a line in the sand, Hartley said. The question then becomes where are you going to draw the line? We could have decided that no demonstrators were going to go south of Kennedy Boulevard. The question then becomes Why? That diffuses the thing right there. Go ahead and protest all you want, just dont break any windows. In the end, they got what they wanted. They were given a stage, they were given a platform, but we werent going to let them overturn cars or break HCSO sets a new standard for law enforcement The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMajor Hartley is a 38-year veteran of the HCSO. He has been in law enforcement through two Super Bowls and now the RNC. windows. I dont care who you are, we arent going to let you do that. Law enforcement officers took it a step further, however. Barring any hint of violence, they gave demonstrators the same respect they gave to the visitors and delegates. When one man in a large costume overheated during a protest march, officers took him to a cooling station. When word got out that food was running short at the main camp for demonstrators, officers brought sandwiches and cold water. At TECO, one guy climbed up on a phosphate truck, Hartley related. We told him that he had made his point, now it was time to leave. We told him, the truck driver is just a guy trying to make a living. He decided that his cause wasnt so great that he was willing to hurt innocent people, and the only person he was hurting was the poor guy with the truck. The assembled protestors, however, had to walk back to their bus. Rather than having them march down the middle of the road, officers reasoned with them. They told them that people were leaving work, they were tired and just wanted to get home. So rather than marching down the middle of the road, it would be best if they carried their signs and banners along the side of the road. According to Hartley, the demonstrators were agreeable with that. They said, OK, thats cool. What Major Hartley and other officers were not worried so much about people coming to the city to exercise their First Amendment rights, they were worried about those with an agenda to cause serious problems. The anarchy groups, he said. Some of them are domestic terrorists. But they work much better in big groups, three, four, five thousand people. They didnt have that here. The HCSO is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation, but it operates with one of the lowest officer to citizen ratios in the state of Florida. Despite that, the agency has not only successfully kept a lid on crime, but it also reduced crime in a down economy with budget challenges and a rapidly growing population. The agency has long held a community-centered focus and has worked to ensure that officers respect all of the people they are chartered to protect and serve. I have been blessed because I have worked for four different sheriffs and every one of them has been exceptional in their own way, Hartley said. Sheriff Gee is a great man. He is a true gentleman. He has compassion for people and he is going to do the right thing. Even if it is not the popular thing, he will do the right thing. In the case of the 2012 RNC, that meant creating an enormous police presence without becoming a police state. Demonstrators were free to exercise their rights within the bounds of the law, and law enforcement officers were there to protect the protesters as along with everyone else. My thing was to let them protest, and if there is a minimal inconvenience to the other citizens, when they decided they wanted to block traffic, we simply re-routed traffic, Hartley said. The Sheriff [made clear] that there would not be lawlessness, but we werent going to go after people like that. We werent going to arrest people for causing a few minutes of inconvenience on a street corner. The Sheriff was looking out for all of the citizens. Despite the lack of problems, Hartley is glad the RNC is over.The whole thing was really anti-climactic, and that is exactly what we wanted, he concluded. The hardcore demonstrators had no infrastructure, theres no radical underground movement here. Most people have to work here. And it rained, and it was hot, and there was an overwhelming police presence. Not only that, but the police officers were nice to them.The 2004 RNC in New York set a record for the most arrests. Tampa in 2012 has set a new standard with a mere two arrests. After almost everyone was expecting the worst, a little kindness and a lot of professionalism from law enforcement went a long way. That was no surprise to Major Hartley. Its just how he does business. Week 2 prep football scoresMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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Hoskins is a boat-owner who knows all too well the perils and responsibilities of owning a boat in Florida during hurricane season. Even the employees in the store are boat owners and they kept up with last-minute demands for whatever their customers needed to keep their boats safe. Fortunately, Isaac steered well offshore from the Tampa Bay area, but that doesnt mean the threat is over before the season ends on Nov. 30. For the Gulf Coast, the peak of the season begins right now and continues into November. If you havent already done so, the time to prepare your boat is right now. When the winds begin to blow and the rain falls in buckets, it might then be too late. We can always get what you need, but it really is best to get started before something is coming this way, Hoskins said. Hoskins pointed out a special page for hurricane preparedness on West Marines website. The page includes a video from Boat US on how to prepare your boat for a hurricane, as well as a live hurricane resources page that helps you track all current storms. Three storms swirling in the Atlantic right now reveal an active and somewhat unpredictable hurricane season, even though none of those storms pose a threat to the Tampa Bay area. The resource website also includes links to everything from anchors and fenders to dock lines, along with information on chafe gear, an often forgotten but incredibly important component to keeping your boat safe. Even heavy lines can chafe through and break with surprising speed when thousands of pounds of boat rocks and rolls in heavy and gusty winds. With the pressure of strong wind on a heavy boat, a breaking line is a recipe for disaster, one that is difficult if not impossible to resolve when things are at their worst. Not to mention, attempting to restrain a loose boat during a storm can be extremely dangerous for anyone involved. As hurricane season reaches its peak in the coming days and weeks, Hoskins will do what he can to ensure that his store has what you need to protect your boat. But given the long lines of people when Isaac was bearing down on the area, why wait? With the season only cranking up along the Gulf Coast, it would be much better for your boat and your peace of mind to be ready before a storm takes aim on the area. West Marine is located at 268 Apollo Beach Boulevard. The West Marine hurricane resources page is located via a link on the companys homepage at www. westmarine.com. South Bay Genealogy Society to meet The meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Donna Moughty, presenting Putting the pieces together at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the SouthShore Library This lecture will show how to take that pile of piec es that dont seem to fit and turn them into a finished product. The presentation will help both new and experienced researchers. A noon luncheon at a cost of $13 will be held before the meet ing, reservations for the luncheon are required by Sept. 12 by calling Terri Carozo at 633-5172. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those trac ing their family history. Member ship is open to all South County residents who have an interest in Genealogy.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@ya hoo.comSouth Shore Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to MendelssohnHelp the militaryEncore! a celebration of Broadway tunes and beyond, starring Lew Resseguie and Ellen Kleinschmit, is booked from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Communi ty Hall. Admission is $10. Tickets will be available starting Septem ber 17, and can be purchased from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Atrium-Kiosk or at the MFST office, 4th Floor, Freedom Plaza. Encore! is the Military Family Support Trusts annual fundraiser, benefiting various military causes. For more information call 634-4675. The South Shore Symphony Or chestra begins its Fall/Winter season Sept. 15 and 16 with a tribute to Felix Mendelssohn, widely understood to be the greatest of the 19th century Romantic Era composers. Conducted by Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, the SSSO will present Mendelssohns Symphony No. 4 Italian, and his Violin Concerto in E minor. Also on the program: Gioachino Rossinis Overtures to Litaliana in Algeri and La Cenerentola. Performances are Sat., Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. and at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., SCC; and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at The Regent, 6437 Watson Dr., Riverview. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available online at www.thessso.org; at the St. John the Divine church office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon. thru Fri., and during business hours at: SCC Chamber of Commerce, SCC Plaza; SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Sweetbay/Mira Bay Plaza; Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview.

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Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers I read in an article that only a small portion of people in the world have a written plan for where they hope to go in life. I wasnt surprised to see that less than one percent of those in the unindustrialized nations had such a plan, but I was surprised to learn that less than five percent of the people in industrialized nations had any kind of written plan as to where they were going in life. Are you one of the five percent? If you are, statistically, you have a much better chance of succeeding in life than those who do not. Can you now, in 50 words or less, state your shortand long-term goals? If you cannot, its time to think about them. Then commit them to paper. No matter what direction or activity you choose, there should be a good reason for going in that direction. Believe it or not, money is rarely a good reason for going in a particular direction, especially if that direction is in conflict with what you enjoy doing or what you feel to be appropriate and right. Many of the unhappy people I know are those who are trading bits of their lives for money and the things that money can buy, but they find no enjoyment in their workday. Therefore, it is important in choosing your direction that you are not in conflict with those things you deem important, i.e., spending time with your child, spending time with your spouse, fulfilling your commitment to your church, etc. Once you have a tentative goal statement in writing, share it with those close to you, especially your immediate family. A family, not unlike a team, cannot function properly if there is more than one game plan. By sharing your goals with the other members of your By William Hodges family, you can then integrate them into the overall family plan so that you can all work together for a common purpose. You may even wish to write a goals and direction statement for the family that takes into consideration the desires of each of the family members. There is one proviso that should be taken into consideration when sharing your dreams with others. If they react negatively, dont let them destroy your dreams by undermining your confidence. Sometimes a family member will try to protect us from failure by suggesting that we not try something difficult. They dont do this from malice, but rather from love. However, failure is a part of life, and many of our greatest heroes have failed miserably before they finally learned through their failures what they needed to do to succeed. Once you have a plan written down and agreed upon, understand it is not chiseled in stone. It is important that you review the plan on a regular basis, making changes as necessary. In our changing world, new technologies, occupations and opportunities are always presenting themselves. If we make a plan for 2015, we may find that by 2014 conditions have changed and our plan must be completely overhauled. The fact that the plan must be altered does not mean that the plan was bad. If we had not written the plan, we might not have noticed that conditions were changing and been caught totally unprepared. The beauty of a written set of goals is that it will help us to live a life of choice, not chance. It will ally us with others who are traveling in the same direction and allow us to go much farther than we could if we traveled alone. It is up to you. You are just 50 words away from starting on the most exciting journey of your life.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Positive Talk: Where are you going and why?Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House 950, Verizon 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH 949, Verizon 36). They can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com, 824-641-0816, bill@billhodges. com, www.billhodges.com.

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Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. The Village of the Arts, the Gulf Coasts largest art community, celebrates the opening of Bradentons new Riverwalk with A River of Art in Blue Art Walk from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Galleries and restaurants throughout the Village will display an array of blue and blues themed art, music and food for the event. Galleries have designed exhibits around the Blue and Blues theme, including Dancing Crane Gallery presenting The Crane Sings the Blues. The Village of the Arts is located 4 blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th Street West and 14th Street West. For more infor mation, see www.villageofthearts.com, call 941-746-4556, or email villageoftheartspr@gmail.com. Walk Bradentons new RiverwalkPrenatal water aerobics tone moms-to-beExercise during pregnancy is extremely important not only for staying toned and in shape but also for a much more efficient delivery. The Baby Suites at Brandon Regional Hospital is sponsoring free prenatal water aerobics at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Boulevard, Brandon. The prenatal water aerobics program is under the direction of Shellie Bergo, RN, and is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 9:45 am. The prenatal water aerobics program is focused on using the resistance of the water without the impact of regular aerobics. There is a decreased risk of overexertion, overheating, and loss of balance. The feeling of weightlessness that the water brings helps increase flexibility to move in ways moms-to-be are unable to on land. Also reduced is the stress on joints, muscles, and the infant. A new pool ramp is now available for the ease and convenience of entering and exiting the pool. For more information and to register for the classes call Theresa Hickie, Aquatics Director, at 813-689-0908.History Roadshow stopping in BrandonFrom 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 the Library History Roadshow will feature the Brandon Regional Library 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon. Library patrons are encouraged to bring their Brandon Regional Library memories, photographs and memorabilia to share. The Brandon Womans Club started library service for the community in 1960, housing 1,000 books in a corner of its club on N. Moon Street. The Brandon Branch Library opened at 135 W. Robertson St. in 1968, and expanded in 1975. The community continued to grow, welcoming the 25,000 square-foot Brandon Regional Library at its present location on March 10, 1991. Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will begin celebrating their 100th Anniversaries in 2014. To prepare, the libraries have partnered with the Tampa Bay History Center, the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, and other community partners to present the Library History Roadshow. The Library History Roadshow will make stops at library branches throughout Hillsborough County through 2013 to gather and document the communities library memories, photographs and memorabilia. On this journey, the Library History Roadshow will feature four libraries that closed many years ago and each of the libraries in Hillsborough County, including the main library; 24 branch libraries; the Bookmobile; the Spanish language Cybermobile; the Talking Book Library; and two city-operated libraries. Staff and volunteers work onsite at each Library History Roadshow to digitally scan photos and other printed items that residents bring, and immediately return the originals to their owners. Attendees delight in recording video and audio stories that share their historical knowledge of and experiences at the libraries. The Library History Roadshow has already made stops to collect memories and historic treasures from the West Tampa Branch Library (April 16 and June 4, 2011); the Tampa Free Public Library, aka the Carnegie Library on 7th Avenue (Sept. 24, 2011); the Hyde Park Branch Library (Nov. 19, 2011); the Port Tampa City Library (Jan. 14, 2012); the Charles J. Fendig Public Library (March 25, 2012); the Temple Terrace Public Library (April 13, 2012); the Ruskin Branch Library (April 15, 2012); the Seminole Heights Branch Library (May 6, 2012); the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library (June 23, 2012); and the Lutz Branch Library (July 28, 2012). For more information about the Library History Roadshow, and to see photos and videos of library memories and treasures, visit http://thplhis toryroadshow.blogspot.com. Or, contact the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System at 813-273-3652 for details.

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Sailor Navy Seaman Recruit Sasha T. Robinson, a 2011 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Robinson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Airman Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Franky Prezil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Prezil is the son of Francoise Pr ezil of Vine Cliff Street, Ruskin. He is a 2010 graduate of Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School, Ruskin. 34 More Safe BoatersIn one of the largest classes to date 34 recreational boaters graduated last months 3 week basic boating classes. Husbands and wives, sons and daughters and savvy fishermen signed up and learned valuable informa tion about boat handling and boating safety. Starting on Sept. 20, Flotilla 75 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering advanced Boating classes, Boating Skills and Seamanship at the new offices of the Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce in Apollo Beach. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys nationally-recognized Boating Skills & Seamanship Program is one of the most comprehensive available to Gulf and bay boaters. Practical and full of local waters information, it is presented in 12 easily-digested increments. Topics include: Boating Skills & Seamanship Program Fast Facts: Call Ray Stewart @ 813-645-2130 for reservations and information. Art Center Sarasota and The Closet Presents: Chrch!!!*Art Center Sarasota and The Closet Presents: Chrch!!!* a four band concert on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Art Center Sarasota. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m.. Cost is $10 suggested doBeer will be available for pur chase. All ages are welcome, IDs checked and children 12 and under are free. This ongoing concert event, produced by The Closet, showcases the talents of several bands on the third Sunday of each month. Septembers showcase features one out-of-town band and three local bands. Featured bands include: Roadkill Ghost Choir from Deand Kyle Kern from Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota | 707 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota 34236 sota.org Facebook link to event: *this is a conceptual title, though pronounced church, no religious doctrine or affiliation will be discussed or distributed Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed VFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Sept. 13 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. JP Price Band from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 -. Every Sunday -10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert & Sassy from Monday, Sept. 17 Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m. Business slow? 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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 7By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: An American dreamIs it just me or is the world going insane? When I first thought about this column, I thought I had someone to blame for our woes: my own generation, the Baby Boomers. After all, we were the first generation with the luxury to mostly ignore any reality that we didnt like. Most of us could literally and figuratively stick our fingers in our ears and say, Nah, nah, nah, nah, I cant hear you! In theory, previous generations could have done that as well, but they probably would have starved to death, back then you lived in reality or you would die. I think of Ed Socha, a retired Navy Commander and Pearl Harbor survivor who, when he first struck out as a very young man to find work, found it in the employ of a farmer for mere pennies per day. The deal, however, included lodging he slept on the farmers porch. I cant imagine anyone of my generation being willing to do that. I think of Congressman Leonard Boswell. As a young man, he took any job he could find, from working in an oil field to driving a truck, before making a career for himself in the Army. Im certain there are crooks in Congress, but Congressman Boswell serves as an example to me that not all are crooked. During the time I worked for him (and I spent more time with him than I did with my wife), I never saw an under-the-table deal, I never saw him sell out America for some conspiracy-laden United Nations agenda, I never even heard him MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOCongressman Leonard Boswell (IA-03) isnt among those who are in the pockets of big business. He is pictured here listening to the thoughts of one of his younger constituents.See OBSERVATIONS, page 17utter a lie. On the contrary, he put his life on the line for America as an attack helicopter pilot during two tours in Vietnam and he isnt about to change course now. He is still all for America, and that fact does not change whether people or other politicians agree with him or not. But, of course, he also doesnt claim to have a magic wand, or know all of the answers. With a big election bearing down on us, it seems a lot of people, Boomers included, are still doing the stick the fingers in their ears thing and ignoring pretty much everything that doesnt fit their paradigm. Reality be damned. From my perspective, that attitude, which is displayed by people on both sides of the political aisle, will not make for a happy election. No matter who wins, the winner will be hated by half the country. Neither side has all of the answers, but you certainly wouldnt know that by listening to the campaign ads or a good number of their supporters, who cant seem to say nice things about their guy because they are too busy spewing hatred with a religious fervor about the other guy. Major Ron Hartley of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office set me straight on the blame thing. Its not just the Boomers that are the problem. No, Baby Boomers have to work, he said. They get jobs, go to work, and go home again. In other words, Boomers have to live in reality. Ron Hartley is one of the smartest people Ive ever known. I think he tries to hide what I am certain is a stratospheric IQ speaking plainly with a soft, unassuming Southern tone. But he misses nothing, and in this case, Im certain he is right. I took my first job at 13 and, with the exception of a few months here and there for sailing excursions, I have worked ever since. I dont expect something for nothing. I know, and all of my Boomer friends know, that if you want something, you have to work for it. No doubt, I had it far easier than Ed Socha and Leonard Boswell, but the responsibility to myself was the same. Most of us grew up well fed but poor in comparison to todays expected level of wealth. There werent tons of rich people back in the 1950s and 1960s, few families had multiple cars, and I didnt know anyone with more than one television set. We were comfortably poor and if we wanted something, we had to earn it. Growing up, our sense of entitlement was restricted to regular meals and a roof over our heads. Today, a growing number of people truly seem to believe they are entitled to that, plus an iPhone and a bunch of other stuff. I believe the government has to achieve a difficult balance today. It must provide a safety net for the relatively small percentage of people who are temporarily down on their luck, it must not get in the way of business, and it has a responsibility to protect its citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic. It would be very difficult for any individual to stand up to an enormous corporation that has done them wrong. I dont buy into the blame corporations game, their mission is to make money by any legal means possible. But that means corporations also need to abide by some rules so that in carrying out that

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8 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 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 Most people hate Mondays. I, on the other hand, love them! I love to come into the Chamber, look at my calendar, and see a brand new week, full of possibilities. Even those weeks that are chock-full of luncheons, appointments, meetings and deadlines are challenges just ready to be taken on. But invariably, by midWednesday morning, I am usually behind in some area and having to scramble to fit it all in. Time management is the one area of business that is universally hard to do effectively. Distractions are too plentiful and unexpected snags are sure to arise. If you are a business owner (or the general manager, or the person who is ultimately responsible for the profitability of the company, you should be spending your time doing the following: work that will generate short-term revenue; work that will generate mid-term revenue; work that will generate long-term revenue; and administrative or non-revenuegenerating work. But if you are like most business owners, you spend 70% of your time devoted to projects that are geared towards building your personal brand (long-term revenue) or to administrative work (no revenue). One major reason why companies go out of business. Yes, you need future work in your pipeline. And its very easy to waste an entire day moving paper around your desk, only to find out you havent really accomplished much. How to solve the problem? First, spend a week tracking your time to get an accurate reading of how you are spending it. Stuck in endless meetings? Writing numerous estimates and not having time to follow up? Write down everything you do in 15-minute segments. Then, every morning, grab an 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper and block it off into four columns one column for shortterm, one for mid-term, one for long-term and one for administrative. If you are at all organized, you come into work with a pretty good idea of whats on your agenda for the day and what you have to accomplish. We all have days that totally get away from us due to unforeseen issues that pop up and computer glitches that eat our homework. Jot down your upcoming tasks by putting them into one of the four columns. Your short-term By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce revenue generating column should include follow-up calls and sales closing meetings. Middle-term revenue generating chores, such as cold calling, networking and referral generation should follow. Your long-term revenue generating items (increasing training, expanding territories and product lines) is third. The fourth block gets your administrative duties that, unfortunately, dont generate any revenue at all. Then, as you are working through your day, make sure that only 25% of your time is spent on each column. By taking this 4x25 approach, you will re-allocate your priorities so that theyre more focused on revenue-generation rather than brand-building. Its not a highlysophisticated system, but its a great way to see if the time youre spending at the office is really generating revenue or not.You, me and business: Better use of your timeA Taste of the Caribbean at Plaza BellaThe Businesses of Plaza Bella and Sandals Resorts are joining together to Support A Kids Place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14 at the NE corner of Bloomingdale Ave and Bell Shoals. Enjoy Caribbean Style Foods while listening to the sounds of Island music and sipping Island Drinks provided by El Dorado Rum. Make a donation to A Kids Place for a chance to roll dice and win a Sandals or Beaches Vacation or specials from the businesses of Plaza Bella, The Cheddar Biscuit Joels Pizza Palace, The Green Boutique, Salon Essence, Tassles Interiors, RobeksOrange Home Accessories, Leenas Chocolates, Sweeties Delights For additional event information call Debbie at Orange 813-681-8686 or Anthony at Leenas Chocolates 813-643-8500.Art demo presented at Keetons Art supplyTom Haverfield will give a 2 hour demo at Keetons Art supply at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. Last years demonstration drew over 100 people to see Toms mastery of watercolors. He will also offer another class from 9 to noon on Saturday, October 13 with a class limit of 25. The cost is $35. Toms humor and speed painting make him a delight to watch Originally from Ohio he now resides in SCC. Already an accomplished and recognized artist in Ohio he has rapidly moved up the ranks among the the water color painters of Florida. He will have over 100 of his works for sale at Keetons Art supply. Tom Haverfield displaying a 1 minute speed painting called Fisher, done during a demonstration.Local contractor completes OSHA courseDavid J. Brate, owner of Brates Aluminum and Construction, of Ruskin recently completed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety certifica tion course. This course included awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Also attending was Team Leader Jim Brate. David Brate, his brother Jim, and sister Nancy Parrish work together at Brates Aluminum and Construction. Completion of this course certifies the family commit ment to providing the highest standards of safety and quality in serving their clients and employees. The Brate family has been meet ing the construction and remodel ing needs of the communities of SouthShore for three generations. To schedule your free project estimate call 813-649-1599. BUSINESS NEWS Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees: 2 Desserts 1 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL for 2 2 for $3999+ tax Golf Club at Cypress Creek 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Skateboard Park named for Diego DuranBeginners mix with accomplished musicians in new orchestraThe focus of the event was to symbolize Hillsborough Countys commitment to always have safe areas for children to play outside. During the event, Commissioners Hagan and Murman spoke, along with Southshore Chamber of Commerce executive director Melanie Morrison who said she was very proud to know Diego is in the community and the naming of the park in his honor reflects the admiration and support of him and his family in Hillsborough County. Diegos mother, Sandy Duran, also spoke and expressed her gratitude to the community. Duran, along with her son, is the organizer of the Bullet Free Sky campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire. The threat of celebratory gunfire remains omnipresent as long as those who commit such crimes continue to do so, often with the thought that there are no victims. Firing a weapon in such a manner is a crime in most populated areas within the county. At least two people were injured by such gunfire in the Tampa Bay area over the Fourth of July holiday and, nationally, people have been killed and even injured while in their own homes. A bullet fired into the air can travel for up to three miles before crashing back down to earth. The 11,000 square-foot Diego Duran Skateboard Plaza is located at 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. in Apollo Beach. It is shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center. Each of the three points has a structure that allows skaters to turn around and keep a constant flow. Its unique shape and landscape allows for endless lines throughout. Any skater can skate around the entire park or simply skate one element at a time. There is also space set aside for young people to gather. According to the county, the park contains various textures, providing for a real street experience.Continued from page 1 E. Douglas Deck, founder, president, director and conductor of the New Directions Orchestra that formed earlier this year, leads about half his members in a stirring performance of America the Beautiful at their weekly practice. Members say they look at their time together on Tuesdays and Thursdays more as social events than work.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSDouglas Deck shows Cheryl Walkover the specific fingering necessary to do a new piece on the clarinet.April Bradway also enjoys the sessions for many reasons. Right now though, she is recovering from arm and shoulder problems and has not been able to play for several weeks. I hope I can get back to it soon, she said in a telephone interview Sept. 6. I had always wanted to fiddle. My husband bought me a violin in a pawnshop for Christmas seven years ago. She said she knew she had to learn to play the violin before she could fiddle. I learned about it from a poster at a local recreation center. Because the informational meeting was being held at the music shop, we figured it was a sales pitch. But when I got there, the man who spoke to us about the association really got my interest. The music shop was sponsoring us, but it wasnt a sales pitch. Bradway is just now learning to read music. Its more than just learning to read music, or play an instrument. This orchestra makes it nice to belong to a group. Its a wonderful experience, she said. Deck holds one practice a week during the day and the other in the evening so everyone who wants to may attend. We always say, just come out and listen first. Dont make yourself make a commitment to join. Just drop by and see what we have to offer. About two-thirds of the people who attend have never played an instrument before, yet Deck creates learning materials with diagrams for each instrument and gives lots of one-on-one attention. Recently Jimmy Moreland, an accomplished musician who used to play with the South Shore Symphony, joined the group and gives special help to people learning string instruments. The orchestra has joined the Riverview and Sun City Center chambers of commerce and has already played for residents of Savannah Court and Feather Rock Village in Brandon. It is seeking opportunities to play for luncheons and senior living facilities. We are also available for charity fundraisers, Deck said. The orchestra members plan to host an information booth at Brandons Lifestyles Family Fitness centers Life After 50 FunFest at 623 Oakfield Drive in Brandon Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where players will give out brochures and flyers telling about the orchestra. Deck has several degrees in both business and music, including a Masters in Music from Wright State in Ohio and he won awards teaching Music Theory 101 to youth orchestras at the Ohio Conservatory of Music in Akron. But until his automobile accident in 2006, he had never started or run an orchestra. I was in a terrible accident where my (Ford) F-150 was T-boned and I actually flew out of my vehicle into the truck (that hit him) and broke ribs, lacerated my liver and lung and had so many other injuries doctors told me I was never to pick up even as much as 25 pounds again, Deck said. I almost died. For months I was depressed. My business required lots of hard physical work I could no longer do. Then a year ago last August I saw a little ad about New Horizons and started attending their concerts in Tampa. I didnt want to live the rest of my life depressed. Finally, I thought, why, with my music degrees I could do this! and I used it as a way to work out of my depression. Its never too late for anyone to learn music, he said. Since we opened up to people over 21, anyone can learn to play an instrument that has one or wants to rent one. He doesnt recommend people buying an instrument until they have tried to play it. Our sponsor, The Music Showcase (on Oakfield Drive in Brandon) gives discounts to our members. They have been a wonderful source of help to us. It was at the Music Showcase that Deck held the informational meetings. Even though the local orchestra is a separate 501(c)(3) it is partners with and is linked to the national New Horizons website (by clicking Florida groups), and will soon have its own site as well. That site is currently under construction at www.ndomusic. org. Both sites will link to each other and to the business sponsor as well. Deck can be reached at (813) 671-4278 or ed996d@gmail.com. The best way, however, to find out about the orchestra is just to show up at a practice session located on the second floor of the First Presbyterian Church, 121 Carver Ave., Brandon. That is a left turn off S.R. 60 going East one block east of Parsons Avenue. They are there Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSHillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan shakes hands with Diego Duran of Ruskin when the sign for the Apollo Beach skate board park was unveiled. Looking on from left are Diegos mother, Sandy, Commissioner Sandra Murman, Mark Thornton of Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and Diego Duran, Sr. Diego with his mother and father at the skateboard park that was officially named in his honor. Within min utes of the conclusion of the grand opening ceremony, young people began using the park. Continued from page 1 All skaters must wear helmets and complete a notarized waiver. The park is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ parks or call 813-635-3500. For information about Bullet Free Sky, visit www.bulletfreesky.com.

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10 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Coming soon...relocating to Suite 201, same plaza T uesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnette s Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in V illage 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. 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 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 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights September 13-19Talk Like a Pirate Day* Baby Time Crafternoon* Toddler Time Story Time Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Teen Volunteer Orientation AMERICAN LEGION MEETINGS EVENTS Hearts and Heroes Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and entertainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand.East Hillsborough County Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, Brandon. Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, will be the speaker. She will discuss ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and the 11 Amendments on the November ballot. For more information visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org, Club President Mike Angel can be reached at demsinbrandon@aol.com.Keller Williams Realty of Brandon expandsKeller Williams Realty of Brandon has opened up their new KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot. In celebration, they plan to host a Grand Opening on Sept. 28 and 29, featuring an Agent to Agent social event on Friday evening followed by a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 1500 square foot KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot provides FishHawk residents with expert service, agents available and on-hand to answer questions, new home tours and assistance throughout the process of purchasing or selling a home in FishHawk Ranch. The Hot Spot provides a welcoming environment for agents and their clients to meet. In keeping with the FishHawk lifestyle, the setting is casual and warm. The classroom will provide excellent opportunities for agents to conduct investment seminars, social club meetings, and community service group planning space. Keller Williams Realty of Brandon is experiencing steady growth and many agents are residents of FishHawk Ranch. Currently Keller Williams of Brandon sells more residential housing units than any other company in Hillsborough County and sells 19% of the homes in FishHawk Ranch, and the convenience of this location is intended to improve that presence. We are a recognized real estate resource for Brandon and surrounding communities, stated Lisa Spencer, Broker and Team Leader of the Keller Williams Realty of Brandon Market Center. Our agents work hard to serve their local communities and expanding to the FishHawk Ranch location is an example of our commitment to both the community and the agents who serve that community. For more information on the KW FishHawk Real Estate Hot Spot, please contact Lisa Spencer at 813-684-9500. Tampa Bay Rowdies end in draw with Atlanta SilverbacksThe Tampa Bay Rowdies tied 1-1 against the Atlanta Silverbacks Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. The Rowdies played a man down for over 20 minutes as defender Eddy Ababio received his second yellow card of the match and was ejected from the match. Atlanta scored in the 30th minute after forward Matt Horth trickled the ball past Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, scoring his ninth of the season. In the 42nd minute the Rowdies scored the tying goal after defender Takuya Yamada picked up a rebound and was able to get a shot off. Atlanta goalkeeper Eric Ati got a hand on the shot but was unable to make the save. The goal was Yamadas third goal of the season. In the 8th minute, the Rowdies had their first chance on goal. Midfielder/forward Evans Frimpong picked up a rebound but his shot went over the bar from six yards out. The Rowdies continued to pressure the Silverbacks and in the 12th minute forward Mike Amber sley made a great individual run. His powerful strike went just wide of the left post. In the 30th minute, Horth took advantage of the Rowdies defensive mistake. On the break away, Horth slipped it past Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Atinella putting the Silverbacks up 1-0. The Rowdies kept their concentration looking for the tying goal and in the 40th minute, midfielder Stuart Campbell shot from 19 yards out after he received a great pass from Frimpong. His strike was sent out for a corner kick by Ati. Tampa Bay scored the tying goal in the 42nd minute, when defender Takuya Yamada picked up a rebound in Atlantas box, and shot it past Ati. The Silverbacks goalkeeper was unable to prevent the tying goal, as Yamada picked up his third goal of the season. The momentum carried on in the second half, as the Rowdies looked for the goal that would put them ahead. Midfielder/forward Luke Mulholland had back to back chances in the 50th and 57th minute as both his shots from 19 yards out were saved by Ati. The last chance of the match for the Rowdies came in the 84th minute, when Mulholland curled a great free kick towards the top left corner but Ati made a great diving save to his right, sending the ball out for a corner kick. Atlanta had a great chance in injury time, when midfielder Danny Barrera took a shot from just outside the 18-yard box, but Attinella dove to his right and was able to deflect the ball out for a corner kick. Tampa Bay remains unbeaten in their last nine at home, including five wins and have lost just two games of their last 14 regular season matches. The Rowdies will visit FC Edmonton on Sunday, September 16 at Clarke Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 4:10 p.m. (ET). The Tampa Bay Rowdies will host the Carolina RailHawks in the final regular season home game at Al Lang Stadium on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear retro Rowdies apparel and tickets will be available at the 1975 inaugural Rowdies price of $7.50 in General Admission or Lower Goal Reserved seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the front office at 813-287-1539.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 11 Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening ..................... M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 2011 Allstate Insurance Company SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED Did you know that Florida is the only state with two rivers, both with the same name. There is the Withlacoochee in north central Florida and a Withlacoochee river in Central Florida and they have nothing in common, except the names. Do you know where the Divers Capital of the world is? It is in our state of Florida, at Key Largo. What is the largest sailboat race, in the world called? It is the Annual Mug Race, which runs 42 miles, in Florida, from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. Fishing this past week, has been good for some and not so great for others. With the rainy weather passing through our area, along with winds, many have experienced muddy or murky waters. Dont try to fish in these waters but try to find a spot where the waters have cleared. Some reported slow fishing in these conditions. A few anglers told us that it takes a week or two for the waters to clear up after the storm. This is the time that they check out their boat and clean out their tackle boxes. For those who are out there looking for a spot to fish, it has been a challenge, but they dont give up until they find fish. Fish were out there, looking for food. I have reports of snapper catches from the Skyway bridge. The last day of scallop season is September 24. I found a family fishing this week and while talking to them, discovered that they were enjoying our area and that they were here on a Playcation. As Plato said: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation. As anglers were bringing their boats ashore at Williams Park, before the rains, I asked if they caught any fish. The answer was: We didnt catch any fish, because we ran out of time. An excuse I have never heard. Sheepshead were caught from piers and bridges. They are a fish that doesnt mind the water conditions. A sure catch for those who have mastered their way of taking your live shrimp. They will swim up to it and nudge, then come back again and take it before you know what is happening. There is a way of catching sheepshead, count to three after the nudge and set your hook. Those who tell you that they fished all day and fed the fish, dont know the one, two, three count. You live in the greatest place in the world to go fishing, so dont be a couch potato, enjoy our waterways.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Florida facts Community Church College welcomes new staff memberA great new addition to the Community Church College staff is Cori Fochesato. The Colleges open registration is September 18. Cori will be in the College office as Administrative Assistant and available to help you with details and answer your questions. Cori lives in Valen cia Lakes, is originally from New Jersey, enjoys reading, football and cooking. Visit Cori in the College office at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in SCC Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon, closed on Friday. She will be an excellent resource for you. Cori FochesatoPHOTO BY HAZEL MARTIN 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.Riverview Moose activitiesUPCOMING 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. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. Sept. 14-16 Get-away, to the sounds of South Shore 4. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 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 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.Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Theyre your neighbors!

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekC.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.CorkyCorky is a very cute little gray kitten with the cork-screw tail. It looks like she is signaling for a right turn with her tail; but, all she wants is a forever home with a loving owner. She was found as a stray; wont you stop in to give Corky that forever home. She is current on her shots. And as part of her adoption, she will be micro chipped and spayed. DOB: April 2, 2012. LadyLady is a sweet Pomeranian whose owner became too ill to care for her any longer. She misses her home and would love to be scooped up and given another chance at happiness. She loves people and seems fine with other dogs. She has even taken a special liking to a Pit Bull named Russell. She tries to play with him through the fence. Lady enjoys lap time and turns into a cuddle muffin when you give her a massage. This is a really wonderful gal! Lady is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: April 2, 2009 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ........................... Bingo Tuesday Night ........................... Bar Cards Friday Night .............................. FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night ......................... 5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing .................................................... 6 p.m. Live Entertainment Thursday Sept. 13 ................... Ladies Auxillary to hold 3rd reading and vote on new By-Laws. Sorority newsThe Laureate Zeta Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is having their monthly meeting at 7 p.m today, September 13, at the home of Peggy Boa. If you would like more information about this social soror ity, call Peggy at 813-641-1880.American Business Woman dinner meeting announcedOn Monday, Sept. 17 a representative from the Mountcastle Vein Centers will share information about the importance of making sure to keep our physical bodies in good shape so we can perform well in the business arena. Networking and sign-in at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program starting at 6 p.m. at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. Sun City Center, 813-634-7900 There will be a choice of two entrees served (and a vegetarian choice) along with side items, iced tea and coffee courtesy of Mountcastle Vein Centers. You will make your choice of entree at the dinner. Wine, beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase with cash or credit only. RSVP as soon as possible so the restaurant can prepare accordingly and space may be limited depending on the number of reservations received. Bring a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce them selves and their business. For more information or make reservations email deb.adams@ micorp.com.Boating safety program offeredU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will host a one-day boating safety program at its building from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S. Kings Ave., Brandon. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-704-4216 or go to www.cgaux74.org for information and reservations.Donation drive to support local schoolsThe Southshore Chamber of Commerce Education Committee has selected three projects to work on during the month of September. Shorts drive for Ruskin Elementary Many children have accidents while at school and because most of their parents are unable to leave work during the day to bring them a change of clothes, they have to sit in the office until school is over. Before the school year, there were organizations that donated socks and underwear for this purpose but they desperately need shorts. New shorts and used shorts are appreciated! Boys/Girls sizes 4-10. (Mostly 6-8 but can use others as well) Flash drives for Beth Shields Middle School They are looking for 75-100 flash drives (any size) for groups of students to be able to work on computers during the day and save it to the flash drive and work on it at home. There are not enough computers for all of the kids in the class but this way they could save their work and access from home what they dont complete at school.Used/New books for Pre-K to grade 3 for Wimauma ElementaryThey would like to continue support for creating classroom libraries for teachers at Wimauma Elementary. Any new or used books that are age appropriate (Pre-K to grade 3) are needed. If you would like to contribute any of these items or are interested in donating towards the purchase of these items, let them know. You may drop off items at the Ruskin office or the Apollo Beach office. Collections are ongoing throughout the month of September at either chamber office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ruskin office315 S. Tamiami Trail Ruskin, Fl 33570 813-645-3808 Apollo Beach office 137 Harbor Village Ln. Apollo Beach, Fl 33572 813-645-1366

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 13 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase The Big Easy, was an eagerly awaited stop on our road trip. It was a city we had never before visited and were looking forward to the sights and sounds of this storied place. Up to this point we had slept in a tent, a KOA cabin with no facilities, questionable motels and some decent but unremarkable cookie cutter chains. In New Orleans we would be staying for three nights at the Hotel Monteleone on Rue Royal in the heart of the French Quarter. This 126 year old grand dame of hotels boasts 5 generations of family ownership, truly a remarkable achievement in todays corporate climate. There are employees working at the hotel with 50 years of service and it is not uncommon for the hotel to host families who have been returning as guests for three generations. As a guest, you know you are not in a cookie cutter chain hotel when an attentive staff member addresses you by name. The Hotel Monteleone is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. The original 64 room building, called the Commercial Hotel, had been occupied by Union Troops during and after the Civil War. It was purchased in 1886 by Antonio Monteleone who had arrived not long before from Italy where he ran a successful shoe manufacturing business. It wasnt long before the Monteleone name appeared on the hotels marquee. Over the years the hotel grew to 600 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites, making it the Quarters largest full-service hotel. During its long history, many amenities have been added and not being satisfied with perfection, the Monteleone family continues making improvements. In the late 1940s, Hotel One of a series of USA travel articlesBy WARREN RESEN Monteleones world-famous Carousel Bar opened and has been a highlight for guests and tourists ever since. Unlike rotating bars of later years, usually located on top of buildings, Hotel Monteleones revolving Carousel Bar is at street level giving patrons easy access from the lobby, a great relief to anyone having an aversion to heights. On the other hand the Hotels roof top pool is located on the 16th floor, very unusual in the middle of the French Quarter. The pool and adjoining bar give guests a feeling of being on a tropical island in the sky. Staying at the Hotel Monteleone afforded us the opportunity of stepping out the front door and into the heart of the action. No matter in which direction we turned, there was something to see and do. Driving and parking in the French Quarter can be difficult so we opted to leave our car parked in the Monteleones garage since many of the citys attractions are available by foot and trolleys are a convenient mode of transportation. They are frequent and inexpensive; one way fare is $1.25 per person but only 40 if you admit to being over 65. The famous Bourbon Street is just one block away from the hotels front door. Car traffic on Bourbon Street is banned at night and crowds out for a good time fill the street. Highly amplified rock music blares from bars nestled cheek to jowl as hawkers do their best to lure customers inside. One nights visit to Bourbon Street is sufficient to get its flavor. Bourbon Street is for those who like neon lights, bar hopping, noise and bragging rights to say theyve been there. Locals shun it, except for the restaurants. The real music, and where the locals go, is one block north of the Quarter to Frenchmen and Decatur Streets. There each bar, tavern and restaurant offers a different type of music. Not only is the music authentic and not highly amplified, but prices are generally cheaper than on Bourbon Street. Daylight brings a different feel to Bourbon, Royal and surrounding streets. The PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOTEL MONTELEONEHotel Monteleone entrance from Rue Royal in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.See NEW ORLEANS, page 16WARREN RESEN PHOTOJeanne OConnor posing outside an Irish bar on Bourbon Street.

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14 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Specializing in: Cataract NEW LOCATION THE 20 11BEST OF BRANDONGold Winner

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 15 Cooler temps makes Emerson Point Preserve a must-visit this fallPALMETTO Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in Palmetto (5801 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221). At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Floridas wildlife and native plant communities while exploring prehistoric and historic sites. Historical resources include the Portavant Temple Mound, southwest Floridas largest Native American Temple Mound, and the surrounding midden complex. A Welcome/Ranger Station is open Friday and Saturday for visitors to the preserve. Multi-use trails and boardwalks are aligned so that the natural habitat and cultural resources will be protected. There are two small picnic shelters available for small gatherings. There is also a large ten table picnic shelter available for rental/reservation. A canoe/ kayak launch allows access to the tidal canals and Terra Ceia Bay. The Emerson Point Preserve recreation plan includes the fol lowing elements: Hiking: Available on all trails. There is one paved trail that begins at the entrance of Emerson Point Preserve, traverses the en tire preserve ending at the Point. The North and South Restoration Trails are packed shell. Be aware: Any area not on a designated trail may have a very soft surface. Kayak/Canoeing: There are two places to launch within the preserve. The first is located ap proximately 6/10 of a mile from the entrance. This launch has a wooden dock and the Blueway Trail meanders through mangrove tunnels until you reach Terra Ceia Bay. The second launch site is the beach located at the western end of the preserve. The launch at this site provides access to the mouth of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. Bicycling : Available on all trails except the Terra Ceia Trail and the Portavant Mound Trail. Rollerblading: Available only on the paved trail. Fishing: Available from the shoreline along the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. Be kind to the vegetation when fishing from shore within the preserve. NOTE: Fishing is only permitted along the perimeter of the preserve and subject to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion regulations. Picnicking : Available at the var ious sites throughout the preserve on a first-come-first-serve basis. Picnic Pavilion: Two locations are available by reservation or on a first-come-first-serve basis. For reservation, call 941-721-6885. Wildlife Viewing: A variety of birds and wildlife can be seen throughout the preserve in the restored native ecosystems. Open daily, hours vary by season. Entrance into Emerson Point Preserve is free to the public. Call (941) 721-6885 for more informa tion, or visit www.mymanatee.org and navigate to Emerson Point via the search engine. Shown here are several of the numerous trails, paths and boardwalks at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto.

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16 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Informative Lecture SeriesCall 8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 to reserve your spotT h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t esHo w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi ch a e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3 ( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal ) THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Everything you wanted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to ask.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThurs., Sept. 274:00 p.m. Sun City Center CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 SEPTEMBER EVENTSParkinsons Support Group facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW who is Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. If you have Parkinsons or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group where needed assistance is readily available!Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break and attend our Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. Receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. RSVP no later than Sept. 14th to 813-246-4120. The needed resources are endless!Low Vision Support Group: Jennifer Petit from Hometown Homecare will facilitate this group. If you are facing the challenges of low vision or caring for a loved one facing this issue, this support group is a must! A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided.Amputee Support Group: Facilitated by Ty Wilson, Patient Care Advocate with Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers. The group is open to amputees, their family member, friends and involved medical personnel. It is our goal to enrich the lives of amputees and help them reach their full potential. Tools used are peer support, education and activism.Do you know Dr. Oz? Geraldine Novy, Holistic RN & Integrative Health Coach from Pinwheel, The Art of Wellness Lifestyle does and will be here to present: Playing to Rene and Maintain Your Thinking. Discover how your thought process functions and how to enlighten your mind with healthy eating and playing to prevent mental decline such as Alzheimers Disease or Dementia by this dynamic speaker who has worked with Dr. Oz!Grief, Loss or Depression Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. architecture in the French Quarter is truly amazing. Street after street is filled with historic buildings dating back to a time when the French and Spanish controlled the city. A Kodak/iPhone moment waits around every corner. Iron grilled balconies festooned with flags and plants are everywhere as are restaurants offering a selection of gastronomic treats. When New Orleans was the Capital of the Spanish province of Lusiana from 1762 1803, that was the way it was spelled then, Bourbon Street was called Calle De Borbon. From the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone you can easily walk to the Mississippi River and Riverfront Park, the IMAX Theatre, the Aquarium and the NATCHEZ, an authentic Mississippi River paddle wheel steam boat. Its a big tourist attraction and fees for adults are $25 per person and up for a bland, narrated 2 hour cruise. If you just want to experience being on the Mississippi then thats okay. What you get to see, coming and going for two hours, is the commerce of the river: tugs, freighters, boat yards, a gas refinery and rusting factories including one belonging to a major sugar manufacturer with buildings so old and rusted it seems the only thing keeping the walls standing is the rust. There was supposed to be live Dixieland Music during the cruise. Apparently the band took the day off when we were there. There are more interesting and less expensive ways to spend your time in New Orleans. In New Orleans, face almost any direction, you will find historic sites and museums, especially museums. A short trolley ride will drop you almost at the foot of the Contemporary Arts Center featuring local artists. Next door, and not to be missed, is the Confederate Museum and across the street from that is the world class National WW II Museum displaying the most comprehensive collection of memorabilia of the war in the European and Pacific theatres during that time Ive ever seen. These attractions are in the aptly named Warehouse/Arts District. Live theatre is everywhere but for this visitors will need easily obtained current information. New Orleans is of course famous for its fabulous food. But that is a subject for a specialized article. One fun place that I can recommend is a little vest pocket piece of space grandly named the New Orleans Musical Legends Park on Bourbon Street. Its an open air venue with bronze lifesize statues of famous musicians of the past. On the bandstand, performers entertain from early morning to late at night in old New Orleans style and its free. Caf Beignet is located in the park offering reasonably priced local foods and of course you must try one, or more, of the locally famous beignets. The park is only one block from the front door of the Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleanss French Quarter.Left, the Hotel Monteleones rooftop sign at night is a familiar sight around New Orleans. Also on the rooftop is the hotels pool, pictured below.PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOTEL MONTELEONEThe world famous carousel bar is accessible from the street at Hotel Monteleone.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 17Observations:An American dream 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! Come join the National Cremation Society for aFREE SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Thurs., Sept. 27, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS mission, they do not become a domestic enemy. I believe that for both Americans and American corporations, America should always be first. For citizens, that concept is in our hearts and souls. Corporations, however, dont have human qualities and, thus, they need some incentive to operate humanely. Government can provide both the rules and the incentives. It seems fewer people are putting America first these days. Candidates state that they have solutions to problems ranging from the price of gas to health care. But when they lose the horse race, they disappear and take their solutions with them. If they were really putting America first, why wouldnt they share their answers for the benefit of all? Maybe the answers are simply too difficult for any one person to have. Im afraid this election is going to be ugly, and Im also afraid the ugliness wont end after Nov. 6. My dream would be that President and Michelle Obama would invite Mitt and Ann Romney to the White House, perhaps for a sleepover. They would hang out, talk late into the night and try to figure out what they can do together to help America live up to her enormous potential. And then they would agree that all further campaigning will be uplifting, based on their own ideas and on what they can do for America rather than spewing often deceptive negativity about what the other guy has done, or will do. Yeah, I know. But I can dream. America was built on dreamers. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSI am following in the wake of great men and women. Their commitment and sacrifices have made my life easier. But I still have to earn my own way. Commander Ed Socha (USN-Ret) of Sun City Center salutes the U.S. Flag during a Memorial Day ceremony. Ive had it easy compared to Ed but my responsibilities to myself, to my community, and to my country are the same.

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18 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through Participating VendorsWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& All other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339 $2795*Oil ChangeGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEWITH 27 POINT INSPECTION*Up to 5 qts 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft oil and filter. Most cars.+ tax & S.S. Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 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) South Shore Democratic Club to meetThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. This months meeting offers attendees an opportunity to meet and listen to several candi dates for local political office. The featured speakers are William Broson U.S. House of Representatives, District 17 Paula House Fl. State Senate, District 26 Bruce Barnet Fl. House of Representatives, District 57 Mark Nash Hillsborough County Commissioner, District 4 Gail Gottlieb Fl. House of Representatives, District 59 Join them for this interesting and informative meeting. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. All Democrats and Independents are welcome. 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, Sept. 14 7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Sept. 15 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Sept. 21 7-11 p.m Redneck Joe Saturday, Sept. 22 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Crafters and vendors wanted The Summerfield Community will be hosting their 4th annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The event will be held at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. Registration for Summerfield residents in good standing will begin on September 1. The general public may register beginning September 22. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents per table. If you would like to participate, call the Community Center at 813-671-2005 or email summerfieldsocial@gmail.com.Hot Doggn itAt 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle club ( http://www.smbc.us/) will be conducting its annual Hot Dog Ride,leaving from the NW side of the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Sun City Center traveling round-trip to EG Simmons Park on Tampa Bay, ending with a free lunch of hot dogs, drinks, and trimmings in Kings Point. Membership is not required and all bicyclists are welcome, but all must wear cycling helmets. There will be 3 ride levels and distances, 1013 mph 28 miles, 13-16 mph 28 miles, and 16-18 mph 34 miles. The club conducts 14-16 mph bicycle rides from SCC to Simmons park on one or two Saturdays per month. To participate, just show up ready to ride at 8:30 a.m. from the Winn-Dixie parking lot. The next ride will be held on September 22. For more information or to register (no charge), call Jim Wheeler at 813-774-9940. Members of the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle club.HC Commissioners review garbage collection contractsHillsborough County Commissioners have scheduled a workshop on Thursday, Sept. 13 to review the proposed bid documents for new residential solid waste collection contracts. The workshop is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in the County Commission boardroom, 2nd floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. At this time, public comment is not scheduled to be taken because the meeting is in a workshop format and is not a public hearing. Public input will be sought on various service options and pricing after the bids are opened and before new contracts are awarded. The Countys current contracts with private companies to collect residential garbage and recyclables expire Sept. 30, 2013. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 19 How to Recognize and Get Help for DepressionTHE SAVVY SENIORDear Savvy Senior, Where can I find help for depression? My husband, whos 68, has become lethargic and very ir ritable over the past year, and Im concerned that hes depressed. Worried Wife Dear Wor ried, Depression is unfortunately a widespread problem among U.S. seniors, affecting approximately 15 percent of the 65-and-older population. Heres what you should know, along with some tips and resources for screening and treatments. Recognizing Depression Everyone feels sad or gets the blues now and then, but when these feelings linger more than a few weeks, it may be depression. Depression is a real illness that affects mood, feelings, behavior and physical health, and contrary to what many people believe, its not a normal part of aging or a personal weakness, but it is very treatable. Its also important to know that depression is not just sadness. In many seniors it can manifest as apathy, irritability, or problems with memory or concentration without the depressed mood. To help you get some insight on the seriousness of your husbands problem, heres a rundown of the warning signs to be vigilant of. ness. activities that were previously enjoyed. ness or hopelessness. bering or making decisions. ritable. too much. cide. ing depression is Mental Health ganization that offers a free online depression screening test at depression-screening.org. This test takes just a few minutes to take and can help determine the sever ity of your husbands problem. sion Screening Day which is coming up on Oct. 11. Sponsored by Screening for Mental Health, this is a completely free service that provides depression screenings by mental health professionals at hundreds of locations across the country. The test takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and is available to people of all ages. To find a site near you visit helpyour selfhelpothers.org. now covers annual depression screenings as part of their free Welcome to Medicare visit for new beneficiaries, and free annual wellness visits thereafter. Get Help If your husband is suffering from depressive symptoms, he needs to see his doctor for a medical evaluation to rule out possible medical causes. Some medications, for example, can produce side effects that mimic depressive symptoms pain and sleeping meds are common culprits. Its also important to distinguish between depression and dementia which can share some of the same symptoms. If hes diagnosed with depression, there are a variety of treatment options including talk therapy, antidepressant medications or a combination of both. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a particularly effective type of talk therapy which helps patients recognize and change destructive thinking patterns that help finding a therapist whos trained in CBT, ask your doctor for a referral, check your local yellow pages under counseling or psychologists, or check with and Cognitive Therapies (abct. Therapy (academyofct.org). tioning is a relatively new procedure called transcranial magnetic approved treatment uses a small electromagnet placed on the scalp right behind the left forehead, and delivers a tiny electric current to the part of the brain linked to depression. TMS is currently available in about 420 psychiatrist offices around the country (see neurostartms.com) and is very effective for older patients. of Mental Health offers a variety of free publications on depression that you can order at infocenter. nimh.nih.gov, or call 866-6156464. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.By Jim Miller Silverliners International to meet Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attenalso invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry, 813-837-4312.Administrative professionals to meet als, City Center Chapter monthly business meeting will be held from 12:05-1:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 20 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd., 42nd for lunch is required. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking with validation. The program will be a visit from jcnewman.com www.iaap-citycenter.org.Weight Watchers to hold food driveWeight Watchers will be hosting event from 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 15 at 10629 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. Everyone is invited to attend this very special one-day-only offer, with prizes, refreshments, recipes and more! The Open House will host Riverview, so remember to bring a non-perishable item to donate. If you have ever wanted to find out more about Weight Watchers there has never been a better time to come in.The South County Rose Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church at 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center. Please note that due to construction of a new building on the church grounds their meeting room has been moved from Creason Hall to the meeting room in the main sanctuary. Enter through the main doors of the church and go to the hallway on the right. They will meet in this room until further notice. The program this month will demonstrate how to improve garden soil will explain the benefits of using worm castings as organic fertilizer in the rose gardens. Harriet is also a Master Gardner with the Hillsborough ity in Wimauma. She is President of the Riverview Garden Club and is quite knowledgeable in all areas of gardening. Harriet will discuss the anatomy of an earthworm and how it produces worm castings. She will explain how to encourage earthworms to live happy and healthy lives in our gardens and in turn make us happy gardeners.Worm Tea is South County Rose Group meeting topic Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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20 SEPTEMBER 13, 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 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18d d Find the stories that matter to you online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET Ellen Lucille DeMerittEllen Lucille DeMeritt Sun City Center, Fl. passed away September, 4, 2012. Ellen was born in Lyons, Ohio, on January 13, 1916. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Jones; mother, Alice Adelade Wheeler-Jones; her husband, Elwood; son, Robert and son-in-law, Bernard Teeters. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Nancy Teeters of Howell, Mi.; daughterin-law, Sandra DeMeritt of Sun City Center, Fl.; grandchildren: Robert and Janice DeMeritt of Cocoa Beach, Fl.; Kathryn and Richard DonLevy of Sun City Center, Fl.; Kent and Laurie Teeters of Canton, Mi. and Linda and Dan Irwin of Berkley, Michigan. Ellen had 7 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Ellen is also survived by her dearest friend, MaryLou Leaders of Sun City Center. Ellen lived in Florida for more than 30 years after retiring from the restaurant business. She was OMA to all who knew her and loved her. A private memorial service will be held in Morenci, Michigan.Joseph C. EppichJoseph C. Eppich, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away September 4, 2012 at Life Path Hospice House. He was born July 10, 1918 in Cleveland, OH and lived there all of his life until he and his wife, Mary moved to Sun City Center in 1980. Joe worked at Danly Machine Company all of his adult life. He served in World War II for three years in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the European and South Pacific Theatres. In Sun City Center, he volunteered for the Security Patrol, the Emergency Squad as a Captain and driver; Sun City Ride as driver and volunteered with LifePath Hospice with his wife, visiting patients in their homes and at Hospice House. Joe was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, serving as a Bereavement Minister and a greeter at the church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe enjoyed playing golf, bridge, pinochle and dancing. He loved life, family and enjoyed making people smile. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and his two older sisters. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth PetterssonEppich; his daughter, Beverly (Dennis) Hughes of St Petersburg, Fla.; his son, Joseph (Connie) Eppich of Shelby Township, MI and his grandson, Christopher Joseph Hughes. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept 8, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 16650 US 301 South, Wimauma, Fla. Burial with Military Honors was at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fl. Dorothy F. GaringDorothy F. Garing, 87, was born in Baldwin, Long Island, New York and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Calvin C. Garing on September 11, 2001 and her daughter, Kim E. Ennis on January 15, 1984. Surviving children are Eileen (Joe) Eletto of Apollo Beach, Fl, Larry (Linda) Garing of Kingsland, GA, Ronald (Wilma) Garing of Garden City, GA, and 10 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Dorothy lived in many places as Calvin served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. They lived in Guam, California, Kansas, New York, Florida, South Carolina, and finally settling in Savannah, Georgia. Dorothy spent 20 years as a Sears Associate, retiring in 1984 to travel in their RV. They moved to Sun City Center in 1995. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ruskin, FL. Absent from the body... present with the LORD! In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Life Path Hospice; 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Wilma Blanche Sweeney JohnsonWilma Blanche Sweeney Johnson a lifelong Christian, went to be with her Lord on September 4, 2012. She was born on September 26, 1916 in Little Cooley, Pennsylvania to the late Mortimer and Augusta (Zimmerman) Sweeney. Wilma and her family moved to Adamsville, Florida to the old Adams Homestead in 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Stanley A. Johnson. Wilma is survived by two daughters, Brenda Lee Zimbrick and Ann Johnson Vincent; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Wilma was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. A graveside service and burial will take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Erie, Pennsylvania. Art LucchesiArt Lucchesi, 79, passed away on Monday, August 27. Formally named Arsete, Art was born in Bagni di Lucca on August 1, 1933, to the late Francesco Lucchesi and late Ormeda Cinquini. At a very young age he moved with his family to Manhattan and later settled in Queens. Having a love for science and math, Art attended Queens College and New York University earning bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics. Following this passion, he became a mathematics professor at Cooper Union in Manhattan, retiring 38 years later in 1996 as the Associate Dean of Engineering and remaining a professor emeritus. Throughout his life, Art donated his time and teaching skills to help others. Thomas F. TuffyThomas F. Tuffy of Sun City Center, passed away on August 27, 2012. Thomas retired from the N.Y.C. Transit Authority, as a train conductor. Thomas served in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Thomas leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Eleanor; three children, Karen, Kathleen and Thomas; sons-in-law, Bill and Ray and five grandchildren, William, Kayla, Amber, Thomas and Brian. A considerable amount of his extracurricular effort went in to teaching math to inner city, underprivileged high school students to give them the tools needed to get in to college. In 1974, Art moved to North Plainfield, New Jersey along with his wife and two kids. He became active in the community, joined the local Lions Club and later was elected councilman. Most of his long term friendships were forged from his life in North Plainfield. Being in New Jersey also got him closer to the ocean which he loved since his childhood, though it should be pointed out that his freestyle swimming made more than one person inquire to see if he needed help, including the family dog. Not given the opportunity to keep pets as a child did not daunt Art in the least, as he would still rescue the neighborhood strays. As an adult he was allowed to keep his pets and he truly cherished his dogs and his cats. Other than math and his family (including the family pets), he was passionate about baseball and opera. Never being able to like the Yankees after his Brooklyn Dodgers left for LA, Art was an avid Mets fan and a baseball lover in general. Having briefly entertained becoming an opera singer prior to choosing mathematics, Art was proud of his tenor voice and his ability to hit the high C, and he was even a member of the New Jersey Lyric Opera and Chorus. His love for singing remained with him until the end. Upon his retirement, Art and his wife began the snowbird migration of living in the north during the summer (Wall Township, NJ) and the south in the winter (Apollo Beach, FL). Eventually, they moved permanently to Florida, resettling in Sun City Center. With his tenor voice still strong, he would sing at Prince of Peace Catholic Church every Sunday. He also continued his lifetime of service by teaching math to inmates at a local prison. Art is survived by Sandy, his wife of 50 years; his son Arthur (Stephanie) Lucchesi, daughter Lisa (Kelly) Lucchesi, his brother, Pete (Marlene) Lucchesi, three grandchildren, Dante, Zoe and Ian; and his dog, Holly. Per the familys request, in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimers Association: http://www. alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp. or Good Samaritan Services, 916 North Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Art Lucchesi obituary continued at top Art Lucchesi obituary continued

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 21 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. 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 High Holiday scheduled for Beth IsraelBeth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center will celebrate Rosh Hashanah at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. Services will continue on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, September 25, Yom Kippur will start with Kol Nidre services at 7:45 p.m. and services will continue on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m., continuing at 3 p.m., and Yiskor services at 4:30 p.m. Rabbi Phil Aronson and Cantor Sam Isaak will lead the services. For more information, call Joanne Sudman at 813-633-3106.Northgate Baptist to host concertThe Northgate Baptist Church will be hosting a Three Plus One anniversary concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1301 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. This a free concert but donations will be accepted. For more information call 988-6923 or 9336741.Meet the CandidatesCongregation Beth Shaloms Adult Education Committee is planning a Meet the Candidate forum at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 706 Bryan Road, Brandon. The public is invited to attend this forum free of charge. Those invited to speak at this panel will include candidates for County Commissioner, Super visor of Elections, State Senator, and State Representative for Districts 57 and 59. Time will also be reserved for a question and answer period. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the temple. A ramp is available for handicapped access. Take advantage of this opportunity to know your candidates better. For more information, call Janice Perelman, chairperson of the Adult Education Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom at (813) 7488042. Ruskin Aglow to meetRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Palm Garden 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Start the Fall season with them and come closer to the Lord and learn of Him. Gloria Crossman will speak on Spiritual Connections. Bring a friend with you. For more information call Gloria 813-633-9613.Fun Brigade promises a pot luck picnicThe Fun Brigade is planning a special event focusing on food, fun, and entertainment at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. There will be a Hoe Down Picnic Pot Luck Dinner. Just bring your favorite dish and the Front Porch Pickers will provide music and entertainment and maybe some square dancing. The Mens Famous Bake-Off is also on board for the evening. Read that again! Yes, Gentlemen, put on your apron and bring your dessert creation for all to enjoy. There is no admission, just your covered dish and smiles. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.Fun Brigade Chair Karl Buffington and Paula Lickfeldt. Bless the animalsA community pet blessing will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 6. The 6th annual blessing of the pets will occur to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Bring your pets caged or on a leash to the cor ner of SR 674 and US 301. This is an inter-faith community event sponsor by Unity Community of Joy and The Three Legged Poodle. Other years spiritual leaders from the Episcopal and Catholic communities also helped bless the pets. Pastors from any area churches are welcome to take part. There will be a master of ceremonies, live music, free food from local businesses, C.A.R.E. and other pet rescue groups. In the past there have been close to 200 pets blessed and many more people walking around enjoying the sights, sounds and refreshments. To join in as a blessor or for more information call Bette Erikson at 813-642-0881.Grief recovery program offeredA 10-session grief recovery group program will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at St. Anne Catholic Church. The program is offered by Anne McGuire, MS, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, who has been coordinating this type of activity for the past 12 years. The sessions are designed to help those currently grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will gain fresh insights into valuable coping techniques through group interaction. Meetings are centered on Christian beliefs, science, and psychology, all of which support the healing effects of group sharing. This program is open to all and there is no charge. Dates are Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27; Nov. 3, 10, and 17; Dec. 1, 8 and 15; Jan. 5 and 12. Call the St. Anne Parish Office at 813-645-1714 to express your interest in participating.

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22 SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 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! SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ Self-Defense Class for Women Saturday, September 15 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn self defense tac tics and techniques to avoid and escape violence. These classes will cover awareness, prevention, risk reduction strategies and conclude with hands-on self defense. This program is for adults and teens. Females only. Participants are asked to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and tennis shoes. Register in advance at the Infor mation Desk or call 273-3652. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, September 18 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminol ogy. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for eval uating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Putting the Pieces Together Tuesday, September 18 1 to 2 p.m. This genealogy program, presented by Donna M. Moughty, will describe how fragments of infor mation can be assembled like piec es of a jigsaw puzzle to provide a family portrait. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogical Society.Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged eBooks for Kindle and Apps Wednesday, September 19 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Classes Wednesday, September 19 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Litera cy Council and the Tampa-Hills borough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. Get Frank With Your Money Wednesday, September 19 2 to 3 p.m. This financial seminar, presented by Wade Watson, will explore the 5 concepts to help individuals protect and grow their money. The 5 concepts discussed will include: foundation, rebal ance, asset allocation, nervous decisions, and knowing the rules. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or Mah Jongg Club* Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Teen/Adult Pastels* Wednesday, September 19 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens/Adults will join Art Instructor, Phyllis Alexandroff, and learn some techniques with pastels. All levels welcomed. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. *Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.GAINESVILLE Feral hogs wreak havoc on Floridas natural ar eas but a new University of Florida study shows that control measures often fail; now, researchers are investigating how the animals outwit removal efforts. Feral hogs are definitely one of our more noticeable invasive animal issues on the Treasure Coast, said Ken Gioeli, a St. Lucie County extension agent. People have been struggling to deal with the populations and we want to offer them better options. The study appears in the summer issue of the journal Aquatics, a publication of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society. Florida has the nations secondhighest population of feral hogs, after Texas. The animals are especially common north and west of Lake Okeechobee, and in the coastal Big Bend area, Gioeli said. They roam in groups and damage forest ecosystems by rooting in the soil and wallowing in shallow water. Its believed that feral hog damage costs landowners and agricultural producers millions of dollars nationwide. In the study, researchers surveyed almost 90 land managers who dealt with feral hogs, most of them working on large tracts of public land. Forty-seven percent said that their hog control efforts were marginally effective. Another 25 percent said control efforts had no effect. Some of the most popular removal methods include hunting, with or without dogs, and trapping, using either small single-hog traps or larger traps capable of holding an entire group. A second study, now under way, surveys hunters and trappers who remove feral hogs and seeks to pinpoint reasons their efforts succeed or fail. The survey is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/ s/2M7X3C3 Previous research suggests that large corral-style traps are the most effective way to remove groups of hogs but few land managers use them due to their size, Gioeli said. Constructed from a heavy wood or metal frame, corral traps must be baited and left open for several days to attract hogs. Once the animals are accustomed to visiting the corral for food, the user can activate the trap so that hogs are free to enter but unable to escape. The traps are very large and it can be difficult to transport them to the site, Gioeli said. There are also some types of terrain where you cant use a corral trap. Ultimately, each hog removal effort must be tailored to the site and the situation, he said. The concept is called adaptive management and it means taking whatever steps are necessary, within the boundaries of the law, to remove hogs. Researcher Joanna Huffman, a hunter and a graduate of the UF/ IFAS Master Naturalist program, said the study results underscore a fundamental rule about feral hog management: Feral hogs are smart. If theyve seen a trap, they remember it, said Huffman, whos gone on hog hunts and also assisted in maintaining traps to remove feral hogs from her neighborhood. Gioeli explained that hogs can communicate with each other, so if one hog associates an area with danger, it can warn others to stay away. Thats why its important to try to do it right the first time, he said. To give landowners and residents a better chance at success, Gioeli and several colleagues have been presenting management workshops. They plan to incorporate new infor mation as its obtained. One other piece of advice: Check state and local regulations before attempting to remove feral hogs from any property. Though the animals are generally considered a nuisance, different jurisdictions have different policies regarding the use of firearms, dogs, motor vehicles, and other items used to remove the animals.UF/IFAS experts find feral hog control efforts often failPHOTO BY WILLIAM GIULIANO, UF/IF ASFeral hogs lounge in a field while piglets root nearby, in this UF/IFAS file photo. Florida has more feral hogs than any U.S. state besides Texas, and UF/IFAS facilty have determined that many efforts to remove the animals from property are unsuccessful.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23SEPTEMBER 13, 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 280 PETS 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 105 PERSONALE arn one, two, even four units of principle & less interest per month. R isk free. S erious inquires only. Call 813-391-0236 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 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 1/2 Price Book Sale Call 813-633-1097, for appoint ment. 3 pc oak entertainment center, recliners, 32 H D TV area rugs, complete stereo system including turn tables & more. Excellent 813641-2356 N eighborhood sale. Kids & adult Cobia Cay, A pollo Beach. S aturday, 7am-noon 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALEMoving, yard sale. Saturday, Sept. 15, 8am-2pm. Household, tools, furniture, standup freezer, misc. & much more. 1419 Murillo Loop, Ruskin312 ESTATE SALESWanda Said Dont miiss this one. Moving / estate sale. Everything must go! Kitchen appliances, furniture, household items, collectibles, central air unit, bathroom vanity, beautiful womens clothing, shoes & handbags, shed & all contents, 102 St Johns Way W. Caribbean Isles, Apollo Beach. Signs. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterSeptember 14 & 157:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1808 Pineapple Palm Ct.Pebble Beach South to Flamingo to 2nd Coco Palm to Pineapple Palm Court Western golf cart; dining table, 4 chairs (light); 2 matching beige leather sofas, sold separately; king suite; queen suite, Lane, light; 2 leather recliners; glass-top kitchen table, 4 caster chairs; marble top coffee table and 2 end tables; wooden desk; le cabinet and bookcase; computer table; leather desk chair; wooden bar and entertainment center; small kitchen table; server and 3 chairs, white; 3-piece storage and bookcase; large expandable entertainment center; velvet couch; 2 chairs (50s); Hampton Bay; 2 lounge, 1 chair, 2 tables with cushions, brown wicker; trundle bed; occasional tables; antique settee; outdoor table, 4 chairs and umbrella; pipe furniture; small roll-top desk; ladders; grill; pictures; linens; lamps; misc. kitchen.508-0307 or 633-1173 Furniture: sofa and matching loveseat; queen and twin beds; armoire; credenza; dining room table w/6 chairs; entertainment center; recliners; oriental chest; roll-top desk w/chair; white wicker patio set; rocking chair; trunk; bookcases; sewing cabinet; sofa table. Appliances: Refrigerator; upright freezer; large flat screen TV; microwave w/cabinet. Misc: Garage cabinets; stereo w/speakers; jewelry; household kitchen and tools.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales RUSKINTake S.R. 674 W. (College Ave.) to sale 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALESEstate Sale SCC 1804 Wolf Laurel Dr., Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. Lots of kitchenware, decorative items, Christmas, linens. Please park on side of sale. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Weekly DiscountsJeans, Pants, Shoes, Shirts, Belts, Books and More!St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org. DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Plaid Sofa, Cherry End Table and Media Center, Curio Cabinet, Rattan Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Sectional Sofa, Leather Recliner, Lift Chair, Barrel Chairs, Swivel/ Rocker, Glider Chair, Rocker/ Recliner, Queen Bed, Drop-Leaf Table w/Chairs, Lots of Glassware and Collectibles, Paintings/Art, Amana Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer, and More! Dont miss our other two sales this weekend at:1804 FT. DUQUESNA DR. Thurs., & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14th and 1603 DOWER WAY Sat., & Sun., Sept. 15th & 16thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 710 Fox Hills Drive Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Sept. 13 & 147 a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Vintage Oak Pedestal Table W/Chairs, Oak Sideboard, Rocking Chair, Oak Shelf, China Cabinet, Side Tables, Parlor Chair, Gilt Mirrors, Antiques & Collectibles, Glassware, Kitchenware, Cuckoo Clock, Art, Loveseat Recliner, Patio Set, Garage Items, And More! Dont miss our other two sales this weekend at:1804 FT. DUQUESNA DR. and 710 FOX HILLS DR. Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1603 Dower Way (off LaJolla)Sun City CenterSat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 167 a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont miss Netties Triple Estate Sale Weekend. Please note dates and times.Contents include: Beautiful Provincial China Cabinet, Glass Top Dining Table w/Chairs, Glass Top End and Coffee Tables, Tropical Decor, Large Palm Tree Lamp, Broyhill Sofa, Cream Sofa and Matching Chair w/Ottoman, Sleeper Sofa, Lay-Z-Boy, Queen Bedroom Set, Wood Table w/Chairs, Glassware, Kitchenware, Household and Misc. Items, OVERFLOWING Garage of Hand Tools, Power Tools, And Hardware, Char-Broil Grill, Workbench, and more! Dont miss our other 2 sales this weekend at:710 FOX HILLS DR. Thurs., & Fri., Sept. 13th & 14th and 1603 DOWER WAY Sat., & Sun., Sept. 15th & 16thPlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1804 Ft. Duquesna Dr. Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Sept. 13 & 147 a.m. noon for your business Your local dealer for over 23 years Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for privat e consultation or appointment All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 12, 14 & 15Mens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 Shirt or Pants, get 1 Shirt or Pants FREE

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SER VICES650 SER VICES700 MARINE400 REAL EST A TE500 312 EST A TE SALES Cell: 382-7536 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 1957 Chevy golf cart, red, seat belts, new tires, new batteries, new battery charger. $5,400, excellent condition 813-633-9192, SCC 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 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 565 M. H. IN P ARKS2br/1ba mobile home in 55+ park. Fully furnished, appliances, AC, roof over, shed, washer, dryer. Ruskin area. Make offer. 813-777-3438 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 3 bedrooms, fully furnished. Internet, all utilities included. $1,400 monthly, $600 deposit. No pets. Call Bob 813645-4117611 HOUSES FOR RENT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 SCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 Ruskin. 4br/2ba/2cg, fenced yard in College Chase. Available now. $1,200 monthly plus deposit. 813641-1288 Kings Point 2 bedrooms, 2 walk-in showers, furnished, carport, storm shutters, golf car garage, water & preservation view. Annual rental $975, monthly. 813-633-5934 Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 AP ARTMENTS FOR RENTRuskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 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 813641-8400621 PLACES T O SHAREHouse to share. Apollo Beach, on water, fully furnished, all utilities included. Internet, no pets, no drugs. $600 monthly, $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117630 M.H. RENT ALS acre lot, hugh porch, CHA, new laminate, carpet & interior paint. 813-645-4708 or 813-892-5802For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 630 M.H. RENT ALSFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin 1br/1ba mobile home on qui Utilities included. No smoking, no pets. Best suited for single person or couple. References needed. Rent $175 weekly plus $400 deposit. 813-363-6001 Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 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.com 680 ADUL T/CHILD CAREExperienced caregiver/ CNA. Will do errands, doctor apt., etc. Dependable, excellent driving record. References, 16yrs experience. Available 24/7 Call 813-313-7998 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 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 704 JUNK REMOVALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813447-6123 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 cleanDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-645-5273, leave message.708 MOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813447-6123 710 LAWN CAREBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840B&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 M & 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 Terrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Load er, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. In sured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE home on 1/2 acre lot! Huge MBR and MBA, walk-in closet, dinette off kitchen, spacious L shaped living/dining room leading to insulated sun room, inside utility room, screened porch, 2-car carport and sheds. No HOA. $65,000. KINGS POINT CONDO 1BR/1.5BA, remodeled BA with walk-in tub, nice enclosed lanai with washer/dryer, carpet recently cleaned, detached carport. Close to clubhouse. $21,900. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN This 2BR/1BA concrete block house is just a block from the river in a peaceful area close to everything. Attached utility room, good metal roof, shed in back yard. Well maintained by renters. $59,900. CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson .......................... 468-0288 Claire Tort .............................. 363-7250 Kay Pye ................................. 361-3672 Cathy Griggs .......................... 391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers .................... 260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ................ 748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley ...................... 645-1540 LaRae Regis ............................ 633-8318 Joanie Cooper ........................ 480-2428 WE ARE DELIGHTED to inform you that KAY PYE is alive and working. Please continue to call her for your real estate needs.....361-3672 YOU CANT BE SERIOUS! Reduced to what??? You heard right: this outstanding 3BR 2BA house with 25x30 metal building on a slab could never be replaced for asking price of $125,000. Great for extended family and for people who like to collect or have large toys. Must see to appreciate. Call for details and viewing. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 ANXIOUS OWNERS ready to scale down and move on with their lives are willing to entertain any reasonable offer on super, spacious home in Sun City Center. 2BR 2BA plus den, split plan, vaulted ceilings. Lots of room for family or visitors, and lots of opportunities for learning and growth, hobbies. Be as busy or relaxed as you like. $169,900 LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COUNTRY CHARM KEY WEST FLAVOR. 3BR, 21/2BA, Mexican tile throughout, wet bar with icemaker & sink, glass doors on kitchen cabinets, French doors to patio. Plantation shutters in front bedroom, vaulted ceilings. Koi pond with waterfall, wrap-around porch & private screened cat porch. Loads of storage & closet space. 1.59 acres with fruit trees & oak trees & lots of parking space, garage with workshop. Truly one of a kind. Priced at $349,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for ofce buildings. This property has a great location, on corner of 10th St SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 $775. per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, with new well, septic and electric, ready for your new home! Secluded and peaceful, with few shady trees, this property (5 lots total) is very close to boat ramp and Park. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT 5BR HOUSE + DEN ON ONE ACRE CLEARED LOT, RIGHT IN TOWN! or 2BR+Den/2BA, and 3 large ofces, 1/2BA and a separate entrance, if you wish to conduct a business from home. General commercial zoning allows lots of opportunities. Home has remodeled kitchen, huge MBA, wood oors, replace, inside utility, large screened porch, 2-car-garage & circular driveway. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 3BR/2BA NEWER MOBILE-HOME ON OVER 1 ACRE LOT: Split BR plan, laminate oors throughout, cathedral ceilings, inside utility with washer & dryer, and convenient location close to shopping and hospital. No HOA, not in ood zone. $65,900. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RETIREMENT READY! This 2BR/2BA/1CPT condo in gated community is ready for immediate occupancy. Fully furnished including linens & dishes for $69,000. Quiet area in 55+ community and lovingly cared for. Call to see today! $69,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. WELCOMING WATERFRONT! This lovely 3 or 4BR/2BA waterfront home is within minutes to Tampa Bay via the Ruskin Inlet. 89 ft. MOL of seawalled waterfront, large fenced backyard, spacious 2800+ sq. ft. of living area, tile/laminate/carpeted oors, light & bright interior and more! Reduced to $254,900. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. Find what you need Have a nice day

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY P APERS OF FLORIDA (CPF STATEWIDES) CPF STATEWIDES CPF STATEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 ADOPTION Give your baby a loving, ADOPTION CASH FOR CARS! LAWSUIT CASH SURROGATE NEEDED VIAGRA/ CIALIS! 720 HOME MAINT.Handyman Custom Carpentry 740 MISC. SER VICESHate that Wallpaper? Seawall Repairs 860 JOBS W ANTEDSales Position Wanted is seeking aPT Funeral AttendantApply in person308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL ADOPT Active young TV producer & A ttorney, home-cooking, beaches, sports await precious baby. Expenses paid. FLADOPTION 866-633-0397 Unplanned Pregnancy? Provide your baby with a loving, financially secure family. L iving/ M edical/ Counseling expenses paid. Social worker on staff. Call compassionate attorney Lauren Feingold (FL ADOPTION 888-812-3678 All Expenses Paid. Choose a Loving, Financially Secure family for your child 24 Hrs 7 Days Caring & Con(FL Lic. #832340) MOBILE HOME ROOF SPECIALIST Free Inspections Lic/Ins CCC1327406. All F lorida W eath The Shopper 210 W oodland Estates A ve. AD COPY AS YOU WISH IT T O APPEAR: $17.00 CLASSIFICATION 870 GENERALHand Bell Director Position Part-time Hair Stylists 880 PART-TIME 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer.

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