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www.ObserverNews.net September 20, 2012 Volume 56 Number 35THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STD PAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: MEMBER WEST FLORIDA LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyFamily Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com An island of respiteAn Observer News Florida featureMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSanibel Island is not inexpensive but for the few extra dollars required, there is great value to be found in the beauty and solitude.By MITCH TRAPHAGEN %  en mitch@observernews.netAlthough I dont know from experience, one of the big advantages to wealth must be the ability to escape the teeming hordes, the unwashed masses from which I myself hail, those crowding the Five Guys, amusement parks, and Times Squares of the world in the hopes of finding a moments respite from an otherwise seemingly drab existence of worrying about making the mortgage payment and saving for the kids college education. There is a place in Florida, a wrinkle, perhaps, in the growing stratification of our society, where you can find the true respite afforded to the wealthy while making only a relatively small ding to the college fund. It is safe to say that if you are reading this newspaper, you cant afford to live on Sanibel Island. It is an expensive place to live where a small cottage costs hundreds of thousands and the prices quickly ramp up to a beachfront estate for $8.9 million. It is an enclave for the one-percent, a respite from the hordes and masses and, through some twist of fate, it still has a welcome sign figuratively hanging out front. While not inexpensive, it is a place to escape the world for a while, with the handful of extra dollars required easily justified in the first few moments of realization that, for all intents and purposes and with a little planning, you can virtually have the island to yourself. Sanibel Island is Floridas paradise, somehow remaining hidden from those who choose to accept snuggling up next to sunburned, tanning-oil-smeared tourists on the big beaches. There is no stoplight on the island. With the exception of a long-standing Dairy Queen and a Subway hidden in a convenience store, you wont find signs for fast food restaurants clamoring for See ISLAND OF RESPITE, page 28 By PENNY FLETCHER %  en penny@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH How could more jobs in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia have a positive effect on the budgets of residents in South County? Less importing of the natural gas it takes to fuel electric plants, including Tampa Electric Companys large Apollo Beach facility, means the costs to the customer can be lowered. New domestic reserves in a portion of whats called the Marcellus Shale, an area of Appalachia encompassing portions of the four states mentioned above, have increased 80 percent production this year, according to online reports gleaned by Googling the Marcellus Shale Drilling Project. TECO officials filed projected costs with Floridas Public Service Commission Aug. 31, said TECO spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs. The Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue after a hearing November 5. Jacobs said TECO has been able to make a lower fuel price adjustment annually for four years straight, and one year was able to lower costs twice because fuel is costing them less. We dont make any profit on our fuel, Jacobs said. We just charge the customer for producing electricity. Our fuel costs are included in our production costs, and they have gone down five times consecutively, each time we evaluated.This will be good news for 2013, she said.If the Commission approves the request New natural gas reserves could mean lower electric billsas filed, a residential customers monthly bill would drop $4.32 to $102.58 for 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh), a 4 percent drop from the current $106.90 a month. Commercial customers would see bills drop by nearly five percent and industrial customers would remain the same (would see no increase). This means TECOs residential customers bills would fall to about 14 percent below the national average (which is $119 per month based on a 12 month average) according to May 2012 data obtained by TECO from the Energy Information Administration, Jacobs said. Because of lower projected fuel costs, TECO estimates that by the end of 2012 it will spend $69 million less on fuel than originally projected for that period. The decrease in the fuel portion of the bill is based on lower costs for natural gas during the first six months of 2012, projections for the remainder of 2012 and expected fuel prices in 2013. The Aug. 31 filing figures also include projections for other costs, including environmental expenses, which rose slightly, but were more than offset by the reduction in natural gas prices, Jacobs added. In an effort to cover all sides of this story, the following link is provided describing data provided by both sides of the economic independence through drilling vs. environmental factors: www.srsi.buffalo.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2012/05/UBSRSI-EnvironmentalImpacts-Single-Page.pdf.History being made as contenders vie for security patrol manager BOB POWERS MIKE ALBANESEBy MELODY JAMESON %  en mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER For the first time in its known history, theres competition for the volunteer slot atop this communitys security patrol management. And, while its not as slicing as Dem donkeys warring with GOP pachyderms on the battlefield of Americas TV screens nor as dicey as the gun-totin Hatfields and McCoys, the friction may generate heat enough to extend summer into early December here. Bob Powers, a deputy chief, a member of the SCC Security Patrol board of directors and that boards treasurer, is challenging current Chief of Patrol Mike Albanese for the title conferred by election every two years. The security patrol chief is elected for a two-year term by a vote of the 30 odd team captains, each charged with overseeing a days shift of volunteer drivers and dispatchers, according to the organizations by-laws. The SCC Security Patrol, Inc., now about 30 years old and almost entirely composed of volunteers, also is a not-for-profit corporation under Floridas incorporation laws and a tax exempt organization designated as a 501(c)3 under the federal IRS code which also imposes certain responsibilities in exchange for the tax status. Its financial reports put its assets at more than $1 million, most of them in liquid accounts and much of it from individual donations. Powers, with an estimated 1,600 volunteer hours in multiple positions at the patrol to his credit, describes himself as a problem solver interested in working with the board to maximize patrol assets while reducing and eliminating its liabilities wherever possible. The planks in the platform, he said, involve specifically acknowledging, encouraging and rewarding the volunteers, restoring public confidence in and enhancing the image of the patrol, rebuilding the integrity of the office of the patrol chief and, as chief, being more visible in the community. Powers, who spent more than 40 years building and maintaining high power lines See SCC SECURITY PATROL, page 2Riverview High School student Emily Hart opened the game between Riverview and Leto last Friday with the National Anthem. See page 15. The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce building has a new, distinct Florida dcor thanks to local businesses. See page 13 for more.

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2 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Whatever your A/C or Heating needs, let the experienced sta and technicians at AirTime provide you with timely 24 Hr Emergency Response, professional service and quality service that is second to no one.www.AirTimeAirConditioning.net Weight Watchers Riverview helps feed the hungry Weight Watchers Riverview not only safely and effectively helps customers lose weight, they also re cently held a food drive for the RESTORE Food Pantry at Riverview United Methodist Church. The one day event was an open house along with the Lose for Good food drive, and included prizes, refresh ments, recipes and more. The timing could not have been better according to the organizers at RE STORE, with the end of the federal government fiscal year approaching on Sept. 30, USDA food shelves are running low, forcing area food pantries to increasingly look to local generosity in their mission of lending a helping hand to those struggling to feed themselves and their families. For more information about restore, visit www.riverviewflumc.org. Weight Watchers Riverview is open daily and holds meetings Tuesday through Sunday and is located at 10629 Bend Road in the Shoppes at Southbay. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Weight Watchers Riverview staff Janet Write, Bobbi Coil, Jenny Stinson and Robin Arnold. for electric utilities much of it in supervisory capacities said he thinks his experience as a manager and as a rental property owner can only benefit the patrol. Good people skills are essential for a healthy, growing patrol. Albanese may have attracted opposition in his first re-election race because of a series of events and occurrences dating back more than a year for which he has been considered responsible or to which he has been linked. At various times, members of the patrols nine-person board of directors of which Albanese is one have complained that he has violated the organizations own governing regulations with such actions as engaging a paid accountant without the boards knowledge and by making substantial purchases with patrol funds ranging from a $600 office coffee pot to five new vehicles totaling nearly $100,000 without the boards agreement. Late last year, Albanese became embroiled in a lingering spat with a once-active volunteer, Uta Kuhn, over her performance as the appointed nominations committee chairman charged with establishing qualifications for elected directors. Ultimately Albanese fired Kuhn as a volunteer, accusing her of miss-use of a patrol credit card a charge that never was proved. In a February, 2012, letter to Albanese, six directors went on record, castigating the chief for his extremely damaging personnel management of both volunteers and staff, advising him of legal provisions that could result in his removal from office. Earlier this summer, Albanese, along with others, was questioned as part of an internal investigation of patrol transactions undertaken by detectives in the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. No charges were leveled at the time. When questioned, both by board members and outside parties including a reporter, the patrol chief long has declined to provide records or verifications supporting his actions. This week, however, he told The Observer that he is running for re-election and that he believes he has the support of about 20 of the current 31 captains. I have nothing to hide, he emphasized, adding that he has not answered questions in the past because they struck him as raking him over the coals. But there are and have been substantiating records, he said, verifying, for example, his transactions involving patrol vehicles. He said he sold five former patrol cars four Hyandais and one Chevrolet Malibu to a Brandon wholesale dealer for a total of about $53,000 and five new vehicles four Ford Escape SUVs and a Chrysler 200 were purchased from two inland dealerships for about $98,000. The entire set of transactions produced five new patrol vehicles for about $45,000, he added. Albanese said he does not plan to campaign for re-election, suggesting there are no reasons to do so. Ive done a good job, he asserted, I dont need to campaign. And, when first asked, the chief said he does not have any specific new ideas taking shape for a second term as the patrols day-today manager. He soon modified that remark, saying he does have some ideas about improvements but is not willing to publicize them yet. Im tired of getting beat up, he added. Meanwhile, Powers told The Observer he does plan to mount a communications campaign to make it clear what he wants to do for the patrol and how he believes those enhancements can be undertaken within a harmonious organization.Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC Security Patrol %  en

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 3 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/11/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 10/11/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/11/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/11/12 CR39FREE* FREE* By MELODY JAMESON %  en mj@observernews.netIt wasnt high on my bucket list, but a recent Saturday afternoon at the library certainly turned into an adventure. Or, perhaps miss-adventure is more accurate. As my editor here, Brenda Knowles, observed with an inarguable clarity, there you were, be boppin your way through life and life just reached out and bopped you. It broke four ribs and punctured the lung they are supposed to protect, but, hey, lets not get too specific here... Its really painful trust me on that and theres really more to this story. In a perfect life, of course, I would not have been trying to inch onto 19th Avenue N.E. from Beth Shields Way, just as two young men were speeding toward me along a long blind curve. In a perfect world, the brand spanking new ambulance rig from Hillsborough Fire Rescue Station 28 would not have suddenly shut down with me in it. No AC. No lights. No working equipment. No going anywhere until a replacement ambulance could be pulled from another station. In a more perfect place, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Traffic Investigator Ivey would not have reported my 11-year-old, longout-of-production Oldsmobile as a 2013 model. But, thats not the story, either. The story is our world is operated by imperfect humans and, consequently, cannot be perfect. Or, more simply put, to change the outcome, change the input. The detour into new experience actually began in Brandon Regional Hospital with an insect. What treats excruciating pain? Pain killers, of course. And, high powered drugs have different effects on different people. I, Ive learned, hallucinate. I awoke one night in ICU to read ARACHNID on the bed sheet over my feet. I then engaged in a very civil conversation with a rather large, furry lady spider who was both knowledgeable and articulate. Being a rather competitive writer by nature, I did not rush to share this astounding discovery with anyone. Which is really fortunate. In the light of day, I had to acknowledge my block buster scoop was all in my mind. I didnt imagine a couple of outstanding night nurses in the Intensive Care Unit, though. Both are angels in drab garb. The ICU nurse rep is that theyre a cut above. Debby and Lesley exceed even that standard. As a male nurse tried to yank my broken body well, it sure felt that way! across the bed and I blistered him with the saltiest words Ive ever heard, it was Debby instantly at the bedside. No well intentioned but brawny man was going to hurt her patient, she informed. Her ministrations to ease the pain did not cease. Similarly, with Lesley, patient care is all there is. Every move she made, every task she performed, every effort she undertook, she did completely and comprehensively. No undue hurry, no cutting corners, no wasted motion, no imprecision allowed. She operated with absolute confidence and that, in itself, was healing. Finally, I asked about her personal five year plan. She missed not a half beat before explaining shed begun her career as a CNA in Arizona, had returned to school for an R.N. degree and hoped to earn a Masters in order to teach young nurses how to do it right the first time. Actually, of course, she could do that right now. Two nights with Lesley, the risks of a chest tube eliminated and I was cleared for landing on a regular nursing floor. A couple more days and I was by-passing rehab, enroute homewith a promise to heed home nurses. And that first night, I kid you not, was hell on earth. Unable to tolerate flat surfaces, I was driven to take up residence in the embracing arms of my La-Z-Boy. With the dawn, though, came a new day, telephone calls and friends bearing food, treats, entertainments, advise, cards, shared experiences, a few dire warnings and not a little gallows humor. Mac Miller, Ruskin pioneer, former military officer and retired college professor, showed up with his family, Poet Melanie Hubbard, daughter Kylie, and food. You know what the guys in Nam used to say? he queried with a chuckle. And, with the timing of a Vegas comic, came the punch line: an open sucking chest wound tells you to slow down. Damn! It hurts to laugh that hard. Wes and Karina Mullins, who help hold things together at M&M Printing, parent company of The Observers community newspaper group, were among first on the home scene, shopping for groceries, setting up a more convenient television set, bringing freshly prepared food from their kitchen, loaning daughter Sacia for an emergency errand. It was Ron Boyett, who cherishes wife Kim, daughter Krisi, hunting and talking conservative politics in that order who first noticed the accumulating clutter on the floors of my house as things that belonged there were dropped helter skelter and things that didnt belong there were lost, even from my one good hand. I figured Id never bend over again. Id just be an ole bag lady, living in clutter to the ceiling, tunneling through the house like some misshapen rat. Nope, not yet, Ron said, producing a long-handled, manually operated grabber that picks stuff up from the floor and even, somewhat incredibly, puts stuff down there. Clearly, my shuffling, tunneling ole rat days are going to be delayed. Kim Boyett, as sensitive as her observant hubby, shows up regularly with packages of high quality, smooth, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate and the admonition at times like these, you need CHOCOLATE. She and Krisi also are big on creating imagined scenes designed to toggle my regret switch. Like the time I asked them to pick up a certain brand of pet food at the supermarket. They materialized hours later to confess they could not find that brand in Publix; they had complained to the manager, had turned the store nearly upside down, even had people in the aisles looking for it, they said. All to no avail. It was only after minutes of this elaborate description of a failed mission that had put dozens of people out looking for my pet food, that they fessed up to the entire hoax. By the way, they added chortling, producing the cans, you had the brand wrong, but you had the flavor right. These people and others have kept me in delicious take-out from favorite eateries, have kept the wolf from the door, have kept my spirits up. Theyve run interference, returned phone calls, gathered mail and newspapers, stood by for any request. Theyve given me strength to face the upcoming challenges getting mobile again, acquiring another car, settling with insurance companies. The unexpected turn of events may have been missadventure, but such exhibitions of human kindness always are valuable adventures. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonIf life is a journey, an automobile accident can lead to adventureIf the car could talk, it might grumble that the broken ribs I sustained are not as painful as its obliterated front end. Unlike me, it has been determined a total loss. Fortunately, Im still being rehabilitated, with the help of modern medicine and the gracious ministrations of many.

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Dont miss this jewel with the pretty view. Sharon Van Loan, Keller Williams Realty South Shore. (813) 765-0845. 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? (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles . ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen . ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson . ...... Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell . ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk . ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.net Karen Worley . ... Display Advertising Rep. karen@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Carol MacAlister . ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net 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: Award-Winning Newspapers Whether you are managing a household, a small business, or a large company, your actions will govern how creative and open the atmosphere will be. It is not hard to tell which children at school come from homes where there is only one right way to do some thing. Barring any out side influence, these children grow up to be very set in their ways. For the most part, this one-answer person can be a very good employeeif you expect no more from them than for them to parrot your directions back to you and follow your rules to the letter. However, the minute this type of person is put into a strange or unique situation, they do not have the tools to handle it. Here are some ideas that can be useful, both in the home and in the workplace, to encourage personal growth. 1. Encourage experimenta tion by providing an environment as free of punishment as possible. Honest mistakes do happen, and a mistake is simply proof someone tried to do something. 2. Listen carefully to the ideas of others and implement them whenever prudent and pos sible. Your way may be the best way, but others may get the job done by doing it another way. By allowing them to implement their plan, you are helping them grow in confidence. 3. Look for and compli ment the unique abilities you find in others. Everyone is blessed with at least one skill that makes them special. Make it your mission to find that skill in another person and praise it. 4. Keep in mind there is no such thing as constructive criticism. Criticism is always destructive. As I said in a previous column, any By William Hodges donkey can kick a barn down but it takes a craftsman to build one. 5. Learn to work with both order and disorder. There are many people who are not orderly, yet they are productive. Try to be supportive of the atmosphere required by those around you. 6. Give other peo ple choices, but be sure they are real choices. Nothing is more defeat ing than to have some one offer us a choice and then learn that if we choose wrong, the decision is reversed. 7. Some individuals do not find creativity an easy job. When dealing with that type of individual, be sure to give them plenty of time to respond with ideas or plans. If you put too much pressure on them for immediate answers, they will revert to their prior safe way of doing things. 8. Encourage involvement. The more hands-on experience individuals have, the more likely they are to remember the lesson or, more importantly, to apply it to a new situation. 9. Share the leadership of your organization. On specific projects, encourage those who work on your team to assume leadership positions. In the home, it may be as simple as allowing a child to plan a picnic. In the office, it can be as complicated as head ing a creative team for the devel opment of a new product. In either case, the individual given this new responsibility will tend to grow in confidence. Albert Einstein said, It is the su preme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowl-edge. We can practice that same art by creating a supportive and open atmosphere for those around us. Establishing a growth atmosphere is one of the most important things we can do, not only in our homes but in our companies. By doing so, we will encourage the very best from all those around us. Hodges is a nationally recog nized speaker, trainer and syndi cated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television pro gram, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednes days at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com, 1-824-6410816, bill@billhodges.com, www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: Creating a growth atmosphere Highwaymen print winner Angela Skinner of Venice, FL, was the lucky winner of the Florida Highwaymen Robert Butler print drawing at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park September 4. Mon ies raised through the print project benefited the museum and parks family programming. For more information about these programs call 941-721-2034.Community yard sale, appraisals in Palmetto Historical ParkThe Palmetto Historical Commission is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Palmetto Historical Park. More than thirty tables will be set up selling treasures and bargains of all kinds. Word of Mouth BBQ will be on site selling BBQ sandwiches and hotdogs. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds to help fight childhood cancer. The park buildings including the Agricultural Museum will be open for free self-guided tours. During the yard sale, Ina Baden of Palma Sola Appraisals & Sales will be offering appraisals for just $5 per item. There is a limit of three items per person, no jewelry please. Proceeds from the appraisals will benefit the parks family programming fund. The Park is located at 515-10th Avenue West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-723-4991.South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Every Wednesday Best Spa ghetti 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, Oct. 1 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Salis bury Steak with all the trimmings incl., dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089.

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Redman Parkway. The open house will feature tours of the emergency rooms, childrens activities and an opportunity to speak with healthcare professionals who will be caring for patients at the Center. When the facility opens for patient care at the end of September, the Emergency Center at Plant City will offer residents the experience of a facility that treats 100,000 patients per year, close to their home. This new Emergency Center will allow a high level of quality care, providing the community with: es tal The Brandon Regional Hospital Emergency Center at Plant City will allow residents of Plant City to have access to the services of the facility with the following accreditations: highest award by given The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Pain Centers bolic and Bariatric Surgeries, and Emergency Center posted wait times. Simply text ER to 23000 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com. With Brandons innovative initiative of posting emergency department wait times and now with the development of a free-standing Emergency Department, Brandon Regional Hospital is continually making a concerted effort to repeatedly improve its Emergency Department wait times for its patients.Riverview High School Theatre Department presents DeathtrapRiverview High School Theatre Department will present Deathtrap Levins classic mystery thriller, September 28, 29, 30 and October 11, 12, 13, 2012 at its theater at Riverview High School. Seating is limited. Deathtrap is known as one of the biggest hits on Broadway with its unique blend of mystery, thrills and humor. Directed by Daron Hawkins, Deathtrap features a cast that includes Corey Farrell, Camden Christenson, Hunter Priest, Rachel Knowles, Erin Stoeffler, Jared Robbins and Grant Parker. Hanna Rush is production stage manager ceiving multiple Thespian Awards and working at Riverview High School. He was the founder and artistic director of Riverview Little Theatre, now called Daron Hawkins & Co., which was honored for its productions of Chicago and Urinetown. He is also the State Director for Florida State Thespians. This will be Darons 98th production. Deathtrap, Levin has taken the basic components of thrillers and horror stories murder, deceit, innocent dialogue with hidden sinister meanings, plot reversals, unexpected turns of events, etc. and twisted and rearranged the pieces again and again. The original production of Deathtrap was a hit on Broadway in 1978, running for almost 1,800 performances and receiving Tony nominations When it opened in New York, critics were unanimous in their praise of Deathtrap. New York Post. The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy The Hollywood Reporter. Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedySusCue DeathtrapTime Performances are at 7:30 p.m on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Riverview High School Theatre Department encourages patrons to make reservations early, as performances sell out quickly because of the intimate staging of the play onstage. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, seniors and active military, and this play is not recommended for children 12 and under. For reservations, call the Riverview High School Theatre Department at able at the door, pending availability. All performances are held in the Riverview High School Theatre on the campus of Riverview High School on Boyette Road approximately 2 miles Now in its 15th year, Riverview High School Theatre consistently produces high quality and entertaining theater. RVHS Theatre has earned a reputation as one of the finest high school theaters in theTampa Bay Area. ing & Volunteer Sign-Up from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at the county shelter at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa. The 2012 storm season remains active. Attendance at the above event is vital for anyone interested in servshelter assistance during evacuation, release of animals back to owners, and ultimately the breakdown and clearing of Hillsborough Countys pet-friendly shelter evacuation facilities. Should volunteers be called upon to assist Animal Services and their community, there will be a role for minded to review those personal disaster plans now. Attendees of the September 29 event should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes, and ablebodied volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older. Professional animal experience is not required for this event. 5660 or email info@hillsboroughcounty.org MOSI hosts photo exhibit from the Max Planck Institute Images of Science a photists from their 80 institutes and research facilities to provide images of their research that are then juried by a panel of architects, photographers, and journalists. Their selections form the basis of a traveling exhibit Images of Science So far, there have been three rounds of competition and the exhibit, which is currently composed of 40 images, has traveled to a variety of bring this show to the Tampa Bay area. try, 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit www.mosi.org.Hillsborough County Animal Services recruits pet-friendly shelter volunteersEast 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 on the November ballot. For more information visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org, reached at demsinbrandon@aol. com.

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6 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 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, Ends September 30th COMING IN OCTOBER Wednesday Night Prime Rib Buffet $17.95 All you can eatPrime Rib, Tender Pork Loin and Pasta du jourThursday Night Homestyle Bacon wrapped Meatloaf $10.95 3 piece fried chicken dinner $8.95 Tender Yankee Pot-Roast $10.95 Fried Fish with Hush Puppies $9.95 Liver and Onions $9.95 Add our all you can eat salad bar to your entre for only $2.50All pricing does not include sales tax C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekCocoaCocoa is a very cute little dark brown kitten. She is about the color of a rich sweet cup of hot chocolate that you drink in the morning. Bring her home to your breakfast table for a less stressful life. Unfortunately this little girl had to have one eye removed. She seems to be doing just fine but she really needs the care of a loving new owner. Give Cocoa that forever home. As part of her adoption, Cocoa has been made current on her shots, micro chipped and spayed. DOB: April 2, 2012. SkipSkip is a pretty cool pup. He is an Italian Greyhounds mix. Skip doesnt seem to know what a stranger is. He meets and greets everyone with delight. His rescuer said that he was exposed to small children and cats at her house for several days without issue. She also said that he enjoyed snuggling. Dont miss your chance to have Skip bring some love into your life. As part of his adoption, Skip will be neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: Sept 2, 2004 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www. CareShelter.org or call (813) 6452273. 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 (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 21 7-11 p.m Redneck Joe Saturday, Sept. 22 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Sept. 28 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT All events are open to qualified Moose members and guestsRuskin Moose Lodge #813 Avoid electoral dysfunction: Be ready to voteHigh interest in this years election may well be a mismatch with sweeping changes in election law that have tightened voter address rules and reduced early voting days. Changing precinct lines and a ballot of unprecedented length worsen the situation, and the League of Women Voters of Florida sees potential problems ahead on Election Day. To make sure that every vote counts, the League is urging voters to take action now to ensure that they are eligible and prepared to vote. A new website, www.BeReadyToVote.org, makes the process easy. The site is a one-stop shop that allows Floridians to check and update their voter status, register to vote, find their precinct, request an absentee ballot, check on important election dates and deadlines, and be informed about the candidates and issues on the November 6 ballot. Voters can prevent Election Day delays and frustration--what we call electoral dysfunction-by being prepared, says League President Deirdre Macnab. With the high level of enthusiasm and interest were seeing in this years election, sharp reductions in early voting days, and a very lengthy ballot, we want to ensure a successful experience for every Florida voter. Even if youre registered, you still should contact your local Supervisor of Elections to check your voter status and update your record if necessary. Local Supervisors offices throughout Florida are ready to help citizens prepare to vote. Macnab adds, Being confronted by this years pages-long ballot filled with dense legal amendment language and often-misleading titles can also cause problems for unprepared voters and the voters behind them in line. People really need to know the issues and be ready. Also available through www.BeReadyToVote.org is the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Funds 2012 Florida Election & Voter Guide, which contains nonpartisan information on the presidential and statewide candidates, constitutional amendments, and Supreme Court justices that will appear on the November 6 ballot.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 7 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH GREAT HALL 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC (813) 634-8607FREE CATALOGwith full details for the courses and trips available at college ofce in the ch urch, SCC Library, and around town. For information, call (813) 634-8607 or email Tri-C@verizon.net.Website: www.4lifelearning.org FALL REGISTRATIONOctober 8 thru November 15The Session consists of six 90-minute classes: The cost is $25 for a six week session. Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class.REGISTRATION on October 8th. You may register Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Noon. We are closed Fridays. Online registration is only for Unlimited Classes. You may print out the registration form available on our website: www.4lifelearning.org. You may mail in your check with the form or drop it off at the college. The other option is to pay online with PayPal. It will register only the name that is on your credit card. If you are registering for more than one person, call us and give us the other names.TRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, OCT 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.$48 The Innkeepers will host an elegant Tea Party.FRIDAY, OCT 9:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Raymond James Art Collection $38 Catered lunch includedSUNDAY, OCT Noon 5:30 p.m.The Opera Rigoletto at the Sarasota Opera House Cost: $65SATURDAY, NOV 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. $25 Responsible for your own lunchFRIDAY, NOV 9:00 2:00 p.m.$26 You will need your ID, lunch on your own.SUNDAY, NOV 1:00 5:30 p.m.$67 Patriotic Musical. MONDAYS 10:30 Noon ....The Words We Use 10:30 Noon ....Reading Music the Fun Way 10:30 Noon ....Beginning Sign Language Starts Oct. 15 10:00 12:30 ....Bridge Basics 1: Introduction* 10:30 Noon ....Beginning Calligraphy and Then Some* 1:00 2:30 ....Advanced Sign Language Starts Oct. 15 1:00 2:30 ....Antiques and Collectibles 1:00 2:30 ....Karate Section 1 1:00 2:30 ....Accupuncture & Oriental Medicine 1:30 2:15 ....Basic Dog Training* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Herbs & Oils Gifts from Nature 8:30 10:00 ....Intriguing Home Computer Applications* 10:30 Noon ....U.S. Civil War 10:30 Noon ....What Choices Do I Make? Issues in Todays World 10:30 Noon .... Rational, Crazy or just Amoral? 10:30 Noon ....Economics, Investing, Tax Planning & Estate Planning 1:00 2:30 ....How to Buy and Sell Jewelry* 1:00 2:30 ....Parapsychology 1:00 2:30 ....Introduction to Spanish 3:00 4:30 ....Dulcimer -Continuing Beginner 3:00 4:30 ...Seminar Oct. 16 only in Great Hall by Rudy Fernandez. Passport to Cuba $5.00 fee WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Intro to Public Speaking 8:30 10:00 ....Baseball: Then and Now 8:30 10:00 ....Interior Design* 10:30 Noon ....Your Brain on Fiction 10:30 Noon ....Tampa General Hospitals Health Series 10:30 Noon ....Bads Girls of the Bible* (5wks) 10:30 Noon ....News and Views 10:30 Noon ....Economic Issues 1:00 2:30 ....Astronomy for Beginners* 1:00 2:30 ....Conquistadors, Cowboys & Comanches 1:00 2:30 ....China 3:00 4:30 ....The Persian Empire 3:00 4:30 ....Torah from A Christians Perspective THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Charles Lindberg: Hero & Enigma 8:30 10:00 ....Hypnosis: M.H. Erickson* 10:30 Noon ....Dreams and You 10:30 Noon ....Give yourself A Raise! Enjoy Plentiful Retirement Income 10:30 -12:30 ....Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding* 10:30 Noon ....Politics & Elections 1:00 2:30 ....Digital Point & Shoot Camera* 1:00 2:30 ....Karate: Section 2 3:00 4:30 ....Some of My Best Friends Are...* 3:00 4:30 ....Meditation & Buddhism* Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment. C an you feel it? Little by little, the oppressive, seemingly relentless sweaty grip of summer is giving way to autumn. Oh sure, it still gets hot during the day, but the air is starting to feel different. It feels better, much better. I know there are people in Florida who love the summers here, just as there are people in my former home state of Minnesota who love the long, horrific winters. Im not among them in either camp. When I was young and working in a skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, I would make jokes about people who had retirement goals of moving south for the winter and north for the summer. I simply could not understand why people would spend the best years of their life working towards something they might not even live long enough to see. Ive admitted this before in this column but I was an idiot when I was younger. Now, after a few more decades of life, Im seeing the appeal of doing just that. Starting in May, I begin to look forward to one thing: September. After a long, hot and humid summer, the first overnight low in the 60s usually happens sometime in September usually, but not always. It didnt happen last year; it was early October before the mercury dipped below the 70degree mark. And now with the 10-day forecast taking us to the end of the month, there are, as of press time, no 60s in sight. But at least the air somehow feels better. I know that summer is losing its grip, and I remain hopeful, ever By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Autumn, education and chilling out MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO The leaves dont change much on a palm tree in autumn in Florida, but the color of the sunsets more than make up for that.optimistic that the crisp air and blue skies of winter are indeed just round the bend. When I was in my 20s, I apparently thought I had all of the answers I needed and the future would take care of itself. Well, now its the future and answers seem to be in short supply. I find myself increasingly uncomfortable with coasting on the unknown. I want a plan, I want to know that next week, next month and even next year will work out OK. However, more and more, there are no guarantees in life. Well, it turns out there are some guarantees, but most arent the good kind. With the arrival of autumn (theres one good guarantee!), kids across America return to school and suddenly the problems of our educational system are making headlines. Now that Im an old guy, Im going to sound like one. When I was a kid things were different. Both the students and the communities generally respected their teachers. For a kid back then, disrespecting a teacher carried a guaranteed price: being sent to the principals office, detention, or being smacked across the face perhaps all three. The community was not motivated to disrespect teachers so that wasnt much of a problem. Im not advocating a return to corporal punishment, but I can think of a few places where it could be selectively applied primarily to parents who consider teachers to be daytime babysitters and have zero involvement in their childs education and to legislators who make their marks by demonizing teachers. OK, violence is never the answer, but maybe just a few selective whacks wouldnt hurt all that much. I have no doubt there are some bad teachers out there, but I know that no one in their right mind goes into education for the money, especially in Florida where teacher salaries are among the lowest in the nation (Yay! Were 47th!). There are so many better ways to earn a living and to make use of an increasingly expensive college degree than having to deal with unruly children and that is just the administrators and elected officials with ever-new and changing plans for gutting saving education. The students can be a challenge, too. It is hard to make an argument that the US is still a world leader in education. Yes, just like everything in adult life, teachers need to be held accountable for their performance, but that needs to be applied appropriately. A school is not a business or a corporation that can set benchmarks on a particular product because there are so many variables in play human children are not widgets. Besides, Id love to see some of those legislators in Tallahassee have a few hard benchmarks applied to their performance. After all whats good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Education for a child is not limited to a classroom, sometimes the TV and computer must be shut off in favor of a book. Yeah, I know, Im just a complaining old guy. Next thing you know, Ill be screaming at the neighborhood children to get off my lawn. As a nation, we seem to be perfecting the unattractive tendency towards picking on the easy target over the real culprit. Its easy to point the finger of blame at an underwater homeowner facing foreclosure, but its hard to figure out exactly what person is the big bank that remains highly profitable after knowingly making bad loans. In that same vein, it is easy to blame teachers for our own failures as a society. Im not fond of the warm and fuzzy it takes a village phrase, but I do know that it takes more than a beleaguered teacher to educate a child. Most parents know they have a lot of responsibility, too. Legislators need to bring forward realistic solutions for the common good without driving their own personal agendas. And, in my opinion, it cant hurt to afford a little respect to the people who have to deal with our precious little Johnnies and Suzies day in and day out. I think within the classroom and as a society we could support more and vilify less. And, oh yes, the mentality that every kid deserves a trophy was probably not the idea of a teacher. Perhaps, with cooler temperatures on the way, I just need to chill out. Im not in my 20s anymore and Im not so willing to let the future just take care of itself. But autumn is on the horizon, the kids are back in school, and Florida weather changes from oppressive to glorious. I wish I still had all of the answers, but many of the answers in my life turned out to be wrong, leaving me with more questions than ever. Lacking answers, all I can do is to try to be a decent human being and get involved in finding solutions rather than setting straw men aflame. In other words, ignore all that I wrote about thwacking a few people. Im older now than I was a few paragraphs ago, Im still learning from my mistakes.

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Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE, STUCCO or VINYL YOUR HOUSE AGAIN $1,000 Limited Discount Coupon worth$1,000$1895 $1,000 = $895Exp. 9/30/12with coupon1,500 SQ. FT. Email: Messages and Attachments Thursday, Sept. 20 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and key boarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and key boarding skills are recommended. Registration is available at branch opening at 12noon. Book Discussion: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Thursday, Sept. 20 2 to 3:30 p.m. Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways. Internet: Viruses, Spyware, Phishing Scams and More! Tuesday, Sept. 25 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding com mon scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of mali cious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Intro to Genealogy Tuesday, Sept. 25 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the types of records that are available for genealogical research and where to find them using the Librarys resources in this beginners class. eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and Other eReaders Wednesday, Sept. 26 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a li brary eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consor tium Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Sept. 26 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecom munications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to quali fied Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Classes Wednesday, Sept. 26 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is re quired to participate. Cosponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Sept. 26 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and ex periences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners welcome! Bring a project and ask questions.Addison Michelle Morales was born on August 29 at 9:09 a.m. at Brandon Regional Hospital, measuring 6 lbs 5 ounces and 18. She is the baby girl of proud parents Homero Morales Jr. and Ashley Yeager of Wimauma. Her excited grandparents are Home ro and Enraiqueata Morales of Wimauma and Troy Yeager and Denise Dillard. Addison Michelle Morales New early voting schedule announced The Department of Justice has approved the Early Voting portion of House Bill 1355 that reduces the number of days for Early Voting from 14 to eight. Early Voting in Hillsborough County will now start on Saturday, October 27, and end on Saturday, November 3. Early Voting will occur for eight straight days and the hours each day will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be 15 Early Vote sites around the county. For a complete list, visit www.votehillsborough.org. Residents who have questions can contact the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office at (813) 744-5900, or visit www. VoteHillsborough.org for more information. The last day to register to vote for the 2012 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 9 The Walk to End Alzheimers is in three weeks, and we at the Chamber are on a mission to raise as much money as we can to battle this devastating disease. There are very few of us who have not been touched by Alzheimers in some way. Its easy to call up my family and friends and ask them to donate in honor of my mother, who died of Alzheimers last year. Most, if not all, are glad to give. But its more fun to have huge wonderful gifts and gift baskets to raffle off! The businesses in this community have been more than generous in giving us items anyone would love to have! We have decadent baskets of various kinds of liquors and wines. We have golf baskets. We have Diva baskets. We have a Manly Man basket and a Gourmet Yummies basket! We have exquisite orchids and fun jewelry, including a sapphire and diamond necklace. The Chamber would like to thank all of the following businesses for being so supportive: Boggs Jewelers, Brighthouse, Freedom Plaza, Gold and Diamond Source, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Mary Kay, Southbay Automotive, Sun Towers, Tampa Bay Times, and Walgreens. The best part is, the raffle tickets are only $5! If you are interested, By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Purchase a raffle ticket today!The Cruiser of the Month is a 1933 Dodge CoupeA striking and finely crafted 1933 Dodge street rod built by Bob Bronson Jr. of Wimauma is the September Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies Car Club. Construction began with fabrication of the frame from two-by-four rectangular steel, continued over the course of four years, and was completed with application of an eye-catching tangerine and black finish. Power is by a Chrysler 318 CID engine coupled to a Torqueflite over/ underdrive transmission. Other features include power brakes with slotted discs, independent suspension, power steering and air conditioning. Bob is an enthusiastic participant in collector car and street rod events, and his eye-catching coupe is a frequent award-winner at area shows. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511. Bob Bronson Jr. of Wimauma with his 1933 Dodge street rod. Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended. Create professional looking tables for form and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. SummerTech! Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedRUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R YLearn history from a veteranStudents in Citrus and surrounding counties can learn history from a veteran when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Mural Memorial, and Korean War Memorial are on display from Sunday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. Escorted tours are free to class groups from public and private schools or home schooled students. Military displays will also highlight the reunion. The war memorials will be open to the public 24 hours a day at the reunion site on the Holcim property on U.S. 19, seven miles north of Crystal River as part of the Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 225 Floral City, and sponsored by Holcim Corporation, the Citrus County Chronicle and Military Order of the Purple Heart. A veteran reunion and celebration will be held from Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be booths with representatives from nonprofit veteran groups, food drinks, crafts vendors and live music. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call Richard Hunt at (407) 579-6190, Tom Gallagher at (352) 860-1629, Lee Helscel at (352) 238-5692 or visit www. NatureCoastAllVeteransReunion.org. you can purchase tickets at the Chamber, knowing the money is going to an excellent cause. Please help us find a cure for Alzheimers and purchase your raffle ticket today! On another note, the Chamber would also like to thank Sun City Center Howies Plumbing for donating and installing new sinks in our bathrooms. The old ones were rusting around the drain and the porcelain was cracked. Our new ones are shiny and white and give a real facelift to the restrooms! We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who donate their time to help us take care of our members and our residents. Our volunteers answer phones, help make copies and fax documents and greet visitors. We need about five more volunteers to round out our weekly schedule. Volunteers given a Chamber polo shirt and nametag. They are also invited free to our monthly membership luncheon. If you are interested in becoming a Chamber volunteer, stop by and visit! Wed love to have you! Our Goodwill box is back! Vandals destroyed the last one, but Goodwill has decided to give us another chance. If you make a donation during Chamber business hours, we will be happy to give you a receipt for your taxes. Our consistently been over flowing, so we hope you will continue to donate your old clothing items to such worthy causes.

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10 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N TOTAL AUTOMOTIVESERVICE Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo Beach Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.www.TotalAutomotiveServices.comWe offer MILITARY DISCOUNTSOIL CHANGE$19.9514 point check-up with every oil change. Peace of mind is priceless! Riverview Branch Library10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights September 20 26Toddler Time Thursday, Sept. 20 10 to 10:20 a.m. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time Thursday, Sept. 20 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Game Zone Thursday, Sept. 20 2:30 to 4 p.m. For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Write Your Life One Bite at a Time with Patricia Charpentier Saturday, Sept. 22 3 to 4:30 p.m. For adults. Patricia Charpentiers recently published book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time, offers 200 bite-sized tips for writing and polishing your life stories. She will discuss some of these during this interactive workshop. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Computer Tutor Monday, Sept. 24 12 to 1 p.m. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Programs September 20-26Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. Tuesday Night. Friday Night. Saturday Night. . Dentist buys back candyHess Orthodontics hosts an annual halloween candy buy back on Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. at their office located at 11970 Boyette Road, Riverview. $1 will be paid for each pound of candy donated. All candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The Hess Orthodontics Candy Buy Back event is open to the public. For more information, call Samantha McGuire, Marketing Coordinator at Hess Orthodontics 813-645-4377 or email Sam@hessorthodontics. com.The Hess staff during last years buy back event. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Sept. 20 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Suncoast Band from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 District Meeting in Dade City at noon. Music by You 2 Can from 7-11 p.m. Every Sunday Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast from 7:30 -10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert and Sassy from 5:30-9 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Thomas Parris, II graduates from Grantham UniversityThomas Parris, II of Riverview, FL graduated from Grantham University on August 14, 2012. Parris, II earned a Associate of Arts in Business Administration Grantham is an online university headquartered in Kansas City, MO.School Board meeting for Immokalee Community School announcedThe RCMA School Board Meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma. The School Board meeting is open to the public. For more information call Maria Jimenez at (239) 289-7995.Aaron Nettles earns degree from University of MemphisAaron Darmarcus Nettles of Riverview, earned a Master of Science degree in Health and Sport Sciences from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies Aug. 12, 2012.Sun City Center favorite performs at MoonglowBernice DuBro and her husband Thomas Giannina are the featured performers at the next monthly Moonglow dance, from 7:30 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the SCC Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. The band for the evening will be Mario Deleon; the dance exhibition, featuring the Rhumba/Bolero and the ChaCha, will take place place at intermission. A Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, Bernice DuBro moved in 2006 to Sun City Center from Dayton, OH, where she owned and operated her own dance studio. The winner of numerous dancing awards, DuBro and her husband teach classes on Tuesday evenings and during the day on Wednesdays at the dance studio in the SCC Atrium. Admission to the Moonglow dance is free to members, and guests pay $5 at the door. Ice, water and napkins are provided, with dancers encouraged to B.Y.O.B. and snacks. Attire is dressy casual. Both couples and singles are welcome. For more information, call Clair at (813) 642-0171.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 11 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!No Appointment Necessary No Limit on ItemsNOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine 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 UPCOMING EVENTSRiverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031RIVERVIEWMOOSELODGE2158.ORGAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. DINNERS AVa AILaABLE Chili, Cheese, Onions, Relish, etc. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Bar Games begin at 3 p.m. And there is always Naked Wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them. writing Fish Tales I guess its no wonder that Im stopped often the fish today? Or Im tapped on the shoulder while standing in line and a person tells me how much they enjoy my column. This week, Tampa on how to make crab cakes. One of my bass anglers, Jason Eppenstein, hasnt time to fish now, as he is head chef at the new Sandpiper Restaurant in Deputy Sheriff. Doug Cockerham for years and fished from boyto fish some and sell smoked fish and now own Beanies restaurant contests, but it seems that is a thing of the past around here now. At one In fact, many of the anglers who touch with Fish Tales. lately, flowing in on the storm Spanish mackerel seem to be the catch of the week. We saw more limits of Spanish mackerel caught Some anglers caught slot-size one per person per legal catch. We asked where and their reply: In Ill bet someone else will find because the water out there doesnt belong to you and you alone. Those fishing at nighttime, mostly from the Skyway Bridge, with tarpon. It is a sight to see, a tarpon jumping in the air, with the moon casting a golden Those with larger boats are reporting that sailfish and black tuna The only time it was difficult to find fish after the rains was where the wind had stirred up the waters caught as soon as the waters cleared. We saw plenty of sheepshead this summer on the sandy bottoms of the waterways and are now coming out to eat. This flat, one-eyed fish isnt good to look at, but is a great table food of lean white meat. The rains brought many black catching record numbers of this fish. Dont eat the large ones, as them. With shorter days and some cooler temperatures, Okeechobee is reporting record large-mouth catches. But why go there? Id go to the upper fresh waters of both mouth bass up there. If you dont care for bass, plenty of freshwater Southern way, fresh catfish and hush puppies. Sportsman Show is at the this weekend. It will feature exhibits, clinics, lessons and demonstrations.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Late summer musings Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 9/30/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 9/30/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys Families Abilities Information Rally offers fun, food and education Hillsborough County Commissioners will join the Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens With Disabilities and YES! of American United from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 5th Annual Families Abilities Information Rally (F.A.I.R.) at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. The F.A.I.R. is a family-friendly community event for everyone and offers numerous educational opportunities for those with and without disabilities. Admission and parking for the event are both free. Food will be available for a donation along with raffle tickets and a silent auction. To find out more about the F.A.I.R., go to the Countys website at http://bit.ly/ADAFAIR, or call Sandra Sroka, Hillsborough County ADA Liaison, at (813) 276-2742.

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12 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com doveinteriorshdwfg.com THE 2010 THE 2011 THE 2012 Comfo rt and Joy, Now a t a Sav ings.Save September 15 December 15 on select Hunter Douglas window fashions.* What a wonderful way to fill your home with the beauty and warmth of the season.SAVE $100*or MOREwith qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions*Manufacturers rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/15/12-12/15/12. See store for details. 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) Love of horses spurs Folts-Wiggins nuptials Melissa Folts and Jake Wiggins were married in Texas by a Justice of the Peace on Aug. 23, 2012. A 2006 graduate of East Bay High School, Folts moved to Blairsville, GA, in 2007 where she attended North Georgia Technical College, studying cosmetology. While in Georgia she purchased her first horse and became interested in barrel racing. A native of Leonard, TX, Wiggins is a former Professional Barrel Racing rider and owner of a horse-training clinic. Early this summer, he drove to Georgia to haul Folts horses back to Texas and, while there, he surprised her with a wedding proposal. Rather than plan an elaborate wedding, the couple opted for a small ceremony attended by a few family members.Auditions for Cactus Flower next weekThe Pelican Players group has announced open casting for Cactus Flower, a comedy by Abe Burrows. Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew Church on Del Webb Blvd. The play will be directed by Bill Turcotte, and the production will be staged at Kings Points Borini Theater on Feb. 8 and 9, 2013. Cactus Flower is the story of a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his wife. She blossoms, and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely cactus flower right under his nose. This Broadway hit later became a successful film starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Berg man, and Goldie Hawn. Although the Pelican Players is a Kings Point club, its productions draw cast members from throughout South Hillsborough County. Au ditions are open to all.Citizen input determines countys futureFor many weeks now, the County has been using a special ly designed website called Ideal Hillsborough to capture residents opinions and inspirations for developing Hillsborough Countys Strategic Plan. There, people could share their voice on the matters that affect us all, from the comfort of their homes or offices, and without having to travel to County Cen ter in downtown Tampa. It only took a minute to register at www. idealhillsborough.ideascale.com and then people could leave their thoughts, view all the ideas and comments made by others, give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on each comment, and connect in a dialogue about the topics most important to them. Up for discussion were sub jects such as Jobs, Livability and Health, to name a few. Ideas changed along with viewpoints as citizens moved through the open forum rating period. After the brainstorming session came to a close, residents ideas, votes and comments became a part of the input used by County Commissioners to set a course for the future of Hillsborough County. The Board has a strategic planning retreat scheduled the first week of December.Elections Office opens call center ahead of general electionThe Hillsborough County Super visor of Elections Office opened a call center on Sept. 17 at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Ser vice Center in anticipation of an increase in calls from voters who have election-related questions. The call center handles questions concerning voter eligibility, loca tion of polling sites, and updating of information for voters. The cen ter also assists with Vote By Mail requests and information concern ing Early Vote and Election Day voting. Citizens are also encouraged to visit www.votehillsborough.org for election information and fre quently asked questions. The last day to register to vote for the 2012 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. The phone number for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections call center is (813) 7445900. 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 20, 2012 13Businesses donate thousands to upgrade chamber %  en penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER It couldnt have been done without the generosity of area businesses and volunteers. Dana Dittmar, executive director of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, says it would have cost more than $50,000 if the chamber had had to pay for whats been done to renovate it. Instead, the entire project cost less than $4,000. Our members are so proud of their chamber, Dittmar said in an interview Sept. 14. Absolutely everything has been redone. Volunteers spent hours, and donated just about everything. All we had to pay for was the painting of the outside of the building and some handyman work and even that was done at a really good deal from Johns Handyman Services. The inside of the building was done first, one room at a time, Dittmar said. First, volunteers and staff opened up the lobby by moving the brochure racks from the center of the room to the far end and removed anything else that divided up the room. There wasnt really any place people could sit and look at the materials, she said. That problem was solved when she found a wood and glass table with four chairs at a yard sale for $40. It fit the idea for the Floridian dcor perfectly, she said. Modern office furniture was donated by Northrup Grumman Corporation, and gradually photographs depicting Floridian themes went on freshly-painted walls. 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 It went from what I called a s Ramada Inn look to this beautiful new modern place we can all be proud of, Dittmar said. Office Manager Kristy Mahoney was signing up a new member when I arrived but soon was checking the names of area businesses that had donated. Membership has gone up from 259 to 460 in the last two years, she said. The offices and lobby were painted by volunteers on a day when Payant Financial Services Inc. next door was having its annual customer appreciation day, and Payant donated food and drinks to the chambers volunteers. During the renovation, Gabi Jones of the BNI group (Business Networking International) that meets at the chamber told Dittmar shed like to try making a small, living-room-like area in the back of the large conference room where people could meet with clients, or with each other, informally. It just so happened that Aston Gardens was renovating at the time, and several large doors were given to the chamber and placed decoratively across the back of the room. This makes a space between the doors and the back wall to store things like extra tables and equipment. The doors line almost the entire back of the conference room, from one side wall to the area Jones decorated like a living room with donated furniture. This space is now used for small groups and one-on-one talks. You dont have to be a chamber member to use that area, Dittmar said. Its for the community. ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance Inc. donated landscaping when the outside work began and Little Harbor Resort donated paint for the outside of the building. Merle Bowman, a resident volunteer, pulled up the indooroutdoor carpet that had been on the porch outside the front door and resurfaced the faux flagstone that was found underneath. He also paid for two palm trees, Dittmar said. South Shore Signs and Solar Designs has installed solar film to the windows and doors which is both an energy saver and adds to the beauty of the Florida dcor. Toucans, palm trees, waterscapes and more have replaced the plain glass windows and look more like paintings than windows. To add further appeal, wicker porch furniture is placed just outside the front door and is sometimes used to talk with residents and guests as well as for business people to relax. Our next big project is to resurface the parking lot, Dittmar said. Were taking bids for that now. The chamber is at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center (in the plaza with the Post Office). Its telephone number is (813) 634-5111. Information about the chamber and its activities can be found by visiting www.suncitycenterchamber.org. The same area is shown in both the old and new photo graphs of the lobby and brochure area at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. The complete renovation inside and out was made possible due to the generosity of members. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS Right, the large conference room where chamber luncheons are held now has an informal seating arrangement where business people and clients can meet in a close, home-like setting.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 15 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack!We will not be undersold on products! Nobody else sells this quality at this price. PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Compare our quality against competitors before you buy! 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 The fading light of a late summer Friday night kicked off football in South Hillsborough last week. Riverview High School student Emily Hart opens the game with the National Anthem.Sharks on top in South County MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS By %  en itcren mitch@observernews.netThe Riverview Sharks have a great game plan: Give the ball to Lasander Washington and let him run. Washington excels at that and not only running but also evading, leaping, jumping over, and sometimes simply plowing through the defense to set up points on the board. That he only scored one touchdown in the Sharks win over Leto on Friday night doesnt tell the whole story. He either made or closed the end zone a few times during the game, once losing the ball in fumble near the goal line, once on a play called back on a penalty. Washington is not alone, of course. He is rounded out by a tight offensive line and teammates such as Chase McCoy and quarterback Chase Freeman Brandon (0-2) lost to Freedom (1-2) 14-20 Bloomingdale (2-1) tackled East Bay (1-2) 21-14 Lennard (0-3) lost to Middleton (1-2) 12-17 Friday night match-ups: Brandon hosts Durant East Bay hosts Newsome Lennard visits Robinson Spoto visits Middleton Riverview visits Plant City Riverview Sharks Lasander Washington excelling at simply taking the ball and running towards the endzone during Friday nights 21-6 win over Leto. That would be a touchdown: quarterback Chase Freeman powers through the Leto line to put six on the board. that can also take the ball and run as well as a defense that seems increasingly adept at hammering their opponents behind the line of scrimmage. With Friday nights win, the Sharks are now 2-0 in the regular season. Last weeks results: Riverview (2-0) defeated Leto (0-3) 21-6 Spoto (0-2) fell to Gibbs (2-1) 13-53Crate label swap meet in PalmettoOn Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, a Florida Produce Crate Label Swap Meet will take place in the Carnegie Library Basement in the Palmetto Historical Park. Many Florida labels will be on display and available for trading and sale by some of the major collectors in the state. If you have labels or citrus related items, bring them to the swap as collectors will be purchasing as well as giving estimates. Come out and learn about this part of Florida history and enjoy the art and beauty the labels offer. Perhaps take some home! The address of the Carnegie Library is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call Jim Thielen at 941-776-9444. Some samples of the types of labels which will be available for sale or swap, or just to view.

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16 SEPTEMBER 20, 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 Ribbons cut at Weichert Realtors, AB Family Medical Center MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS An existing south county business with a new location shared the spotlight with a new business on Friday as the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbons at Weichert Realtors SouthShore and the new Apollo Beach Family Medical Center in the Apollo Beach Plaza on U.S. Highway 41, just south of the Winn Dixie. Colin Howgill of Weichert Realtors cut the ribbon at his new location and Dr. Sasha Noe cut the ribbon at Apollo Beach Family Medical Center as chamber members gathered to celebrate both businesses. For more information about Weichert Realtors, visit www.wrsouthshore.com. For information about Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, visit www.apollobeachfamilymed.com. Colin Howgill of Weichert Realtors SouthShore wel comes guests before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Sasha Noe greets SouthShore Chamber executive director Melanie Morrison during the open house at Apollo Beach Family Medical Center. Cat food drive The Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive begins Saturday, Oct. 13 and runs until Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Harriets Flowers, 226 W. College Ave., Ruskin. South Shore Felines is sponsoring the drive. Food will benefit lowincome cat owners and community cat colonies. Each person making a donation will receive an entry to win a $50 gift certificate to Har riets. For more information, email info@SouthShoreFelines.org.NARFE to meetThe National Active & Retired Federal Employees monthly lun cheon meeting will be at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Information Center at Freedom Plaza. The entertainment will be the Kings Point Dancers. Reservations must be in by Thursday, Sept. 20. The luncheon is $12. For more information call Joyce at (813) 938-5279. Postcards painted by HighwaymenOriginal Florida Highwaymen artists James Gibson and Robert L. Lewis have painted their own interpretations of vintage Palmetto postcards. The paintings are for sale and will benefit the museum and Palmetto Historical Park. They are on display at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St. W., Palmetto. For more informa tion call 941-721-2034.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 17 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. 34 More safe boaters on the waterways In 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 Boat ing 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: safety items; First Aid; substance abuse. handling; hitches; launching; float plans. handling; docking; man overboard retrieval. systems; chart reading; electronic navigation. GPS technology; speed-timedistance calculations. wind, waves, currents, other fac tors affecting boats. Boating Skills & Seamanship Program Fast Facts: Sept. 20 and ending on Dec. 13 Apollo Beach Cost: $60; includes textbook, members half-price when text @ 813-645-2130 for reservations and information. Historic marker in Bealsville community approved Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, District 4, and the Board of County Commissioners voted September 6 to direct the Hillsborough County Historic Advisory Council to create a historical marker in Bealsville community, recognizing the original twelve founders. Bealsville, which is seven miles south of Plant City near the intersec trace their ancestry back to the founding families. The Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is tasked with managing a uniform marker program for historical sites. At their next meeting on Sep tember 17, they will discuss the language and locations for the Bealsville markers, which can range from $2,475 to $3,000. The original inhabitants of the Bealsville community were freed slaves from Hopewell, Knights, Springhead, and other surrounding communities. The earliest settlers included Steven Allen, Isaac Berry, Peter slaves moved to their new property in 1865, homesteading 40 to 160 acres through the 1866 Southern Homestead Act. The community fought overwhelming odds and created roads, establishing their heritage of pride and ownership.

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18 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! 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 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/25/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Coming soon...relocating to Suite 201, same plaza Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Miriam Luisa Maria AnnetteAnnettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men and WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #108in Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny)634-5422 1st Time Customers20% OffMust present ad. Not to be combined with other offers. Exp. 9/30/12REFER A FRIEND Both of you will get 20% OffMust mention ad. Expires 8/31/12. Variety of fun classes at local recreation centersHillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation department offers Cheerleading, Dance, Self Defense and many other classes at various neighbor hood parks. Classes are offered in partner ship with private instructors from all around Hillsborough County. Class cost varies from $0-$10, pay-as-you-go. Classes will be held at the fol lowing locations, days and times: Apollo Beach Recreation Center, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., $6 and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., $6 free Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., $6 9:30 a.m., $6 Brandon Recreation Center 502 E Sadie St. in Brandon days at 3:30 p.m., $6 9 a.m., free days at 10 a.m., free Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., free free Wednesdays of the month at 9 a.m., free free Providence West Recreation Center, 5417 Providence Road in Riverview days at 6 p.m., $6 6 p.m., $6 Wednesdays at 6 p.m., $6 Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin Instructors Needed teach new classes such as photography, dog obedience, movie makwishing to become instructors ber to call for more information. Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25 economic hardships caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. will help increase business opportunities during a time of the year when other fisheries are closed and tourism has decreased. end Sept. 11. Surveys will be conducted after the season closes to assess the scallop population. County. pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or a half-gallon of meat. waters. completing an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallops, indicating where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it distribute postage-paid survey cards that collect similar data. Participants Achieve your financial goalssion Service, in partnership with series to help people achieve will include a pro-bono session a non-commercial, educational program. No products or servic es will be sold. Class Series will be given from household for the entire series. No-shows and/or late cancella tions will not receive a registration refund. Register at http:// Seating is limited. situation with a financial planner ing special accommodations should also days prior to the program so proper con Permanent Hair Removal ~FACIALS~ ElecLECTROlL YsisSIS $40 per -hourLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 CNA, Home Care, looking to watch loved one. Reasonable rates. Call Laurie 813-244-0341.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 19Airman Air Force Airman 1st Class David G. Parker III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. 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. Parker is the son of Sarah VanSant of Sunnyoak Drive, Riverview, Fla., and son-in-law of Jodi Walsh of Oxford Street, Auburn, MA. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School, FL. Soldier Army Pvt. Jean C. Indarie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Indarie is the son of Maria Smith of Carlington Lane, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Spoto High School, Riverview. i AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon Hearts and Heroes Sat. September 29 noon to 4 p.m. Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and entertainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand. The Tampa Bay Rowdies have announced that the club signed a four-year agreement keeping the Rowdies as the primary tenant at Al Lang Stadium in Downtown St. Petersburg, starting with the 2013 season. Al Lang Stadium has been the home of the Rowdies for the 2011 and 2012 NASL seasons in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission. The Rowdies are an important part of the Tampa Bay community and are proud to be an integral part of St. Petes growing downtown landscape, said Rowdies owner and president Andrew Nestor. St. Pete has embraced the club, and we will continue to build on the amazing stadium atmosphere at Al Lang. The Rowdies have seen a steady increase in season ticket sales and paid attendance since moving to Al Lang Stadium. Not only did the modern-day Rowdies have the highest total number of paid single game tickets sold in the 2012 season, but season tickets increased by 65% over the 2011 season. Also, on the field the Rowdies continue to climb the NASL standings, finishing 3rd place in the 2011 regular season and currently holding onto 2nd place in 2012 standings. The Rowdies have arguably the best home field advantage, having lost only once this season in league play at Al Lang Stadium. The club has been fully embraced by the St. Petersburg community and is proud to be a part of the vibrant, burgeoning downtown arts and entertainment district. The team is truly a Tampa Bay club with 42% of current season ticket holders from Hillsborough County, and 53% of current season ticket holders from Pinellas County. Heading into the 2013 season, more improvements will be made to a soccer-specific Al Lang Stadium to create a better fan experience. The most evident change will be a new field configuration with the pitch running North to South. The Field Level Club will replace the East-side Beer Garden and will become a new club fan area for all games featuring exclusive ingame VIP hospitality, and the stadium will feature field-side seats right next to the player benches. Sidelines will also be closer to the first row of seats, creating better sight lines and enhancing the fan experience. Im delighted with the news that the Rowdies will be still based at Al Lang, said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. The atmosphere the fans have generated at Al Lang is unique and there is no other venue in this league that makes more noise than what Al Lang generates when fans get behind the players, and Im sure it gives the players an adrenaline boost that they need during matches. The players and our staff are excited to continue to play at Al Lang Stadium, as they have always been open to helping the Rowdies grow as a club. The Rowdies are Tampa Bays first-ever professional sports franchise and provide a one-of-a-kind gameday experience featuring toplevel professional play. Since 2010, the Rowdies have featured players from over 10 different countries, and hosted a match against an English Premier League club. The Rowdies always look to give back to the Tampa Bay community and have key sponsors throughout the Tampa Bay area, including legacy partners like Mainsail Suites and Town & Country Hospital / Westchase Orthopedic from Hillsborough County; Great Bay Distributing, United World Soccer, and Buick / GMC from Pinellas County; and Wellspring Pharmaceutical, based in Sarasota County. The club has constantly worked with many local St Petersburg establishments. including Courigans Irish Pub, Crowleys, Jonny Renos, and Midtown Sundries. The Rowdies are excited to continue partnering with busi-Rowdies agree to stadium deal at Al Lang Stadium in Downtown St. Petenesses in the St. Petersburg area, helping to foster further development of community programs and the citys waterfront. St. Petersburg is excited to provide a home for the Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium for years to come, said St. Petersburgs Mayor Bill Foster. The city and the team are already working on improvements to make Al Lang a great stadium for both the players and the fans. And, with the support of the city and the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance, we are committed to join with the Rowdies to ensure the teams success in St. Petersburg, both on and off the field. The exciting developments for the Rowdies comes hand-in-hand with the continued growth of the North American Soccer League. In July 2012 the NASL announced that the league will welcome the New York Cosmos back to the NASL in 2013 and NASL will also debut a new competition format featuring two distinct annual tournaments and an annual Soccer Bowl championship game. A new Ottawa franchise will also join the NASL in 2014. With a win at Fort Lauderdale against the Strikers on September 1, the Rowdies clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season, and look forward to welcoming fans to Al Lang Stadium for the clubs postseason run. The Rowdies last regular season home game was on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., as they face the Carolina RailHawks. Nightime shot of Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg. TOPS Apollo Beach has new locationThe Apollo Beach TOPS Club #345 has a new meeting place in the Faith Worx church at 202 Flamingo Drive in Apollo Beach. Meetings are at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. For more information, call (813) 641-1540.FWC seeks alligator trappers for Hillsborough County The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers for Hillsborough County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no fish or wildlife law violations, a valid working email address and must reside in Hillsborough County. Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 21. To learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance alligator trapper or to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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20 SEPTEMBER 20, 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 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 Find the stories that matter to you online atOBSERVERNEWS.NET ALBANYRichard J. Bell, 88, died on September 2, 2012 at St. Peters Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. He was the son of Alderman John T. Bell and Bertha Amy Norris Bell. He was born in Corning, NY on November 23, 1923. He lived in Corning until retirement, when he, his wife, and daughter moved to Sun City Center, Florida in 1988. They lived there for 23 years until brought to Albany for better health care. He was pre-deceased by his wife Ruth Panyard Bell, daughter Kathleen R. Bell and brother John Rodney Bell. He is survived by his son Gregory Bell and wife Nancy H. Goody of Albany, NY; his brothers David Bell of Elmira, NY and Alan Bell of Cocoa Beach, Florida. He is also survived by his closest niece Brandy Bell Lewis and her daughter Morgan Lewis of Brunswick, Georgia, his closest nephew John Jeffrey Bell and wife Debbie of Manchester, Connecticut, and long-time family friend James Beckett of Corning. Serving in the Signal Corps of the US Army during World War II, he was stationed on remote Pacific islands constructing radio towers to enable the US air invasion of Japan. Mr. Bell was the Tax Commissioner for the City of Corning, followed by being the Director of Real Property Tax Services for Schuyler County. With his excellent people skills and humor, he always explained property taxes to citizens in a way that they would leave his office with a smile, even as they also got a tax increase. Richard lived a spirited life. He had a wry sense of humor and great story telling abilities. He also had unique skills as a psychic. These included the ability to visualize criminals, find lost people, identify playing cards by touch, and to identify wrapped objects. Richards ancestors moved to beautiful Schuyler County in the Finger Lakes in 1826. With these roots, with his background as a tax assessor, and his love of the region, he was appalled by proposals to allow high volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas there. He knew that such failure-prone industrial activity would immediately reduce property values and tourism. As a result, any memorial gifts are requested to be sent to Food & Water Watch, 68 Jay St., Suite 713, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (for New Yorkers Against Hydrofracking). Funeral services are private. Online condolences may be offered at www. danielkeenanfuneralhome.com. Richard J. Bell Joseph F. Savage, 86, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Joe was born in Watertown, NY to Francis H. and Mary E. (Simons) Savage. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Richard, John and Fred. He is survived by his wife, Marcella A. Savage (who just recently passed), daughter Kelly Jo Savage, sister Mary Bell, five step-children, nine grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren. Joe enjoyed boating and being on the water, his family and friends, and took great pride in serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice., 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 336379975. A celebration of his life will be held at the Riverview Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Marcella Ann Savage, 82, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Marcie was born in Peterson, Iowa to Minnie Puhrmann. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Savage, sisters Norma and Carolyn, and brothers Donald and Jerry. She is survived by her children Terry, Dawn, David, Tim, Joe, and Kelly Jo, sister Pauline, nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Marcie enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and time with friends. She is best known for her love for her family, her pets, her passion for cooking, and the Culinary Arts. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice., 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-9975. A celebration of her life will be held at the Riverview Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Ralph E. Willett, 78, passed away on Friday, Sept.7, 2012, at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center, FL, of complications from brain cancer following a successful kidney transplant. He was a research metallurgist and marketing manager for over 40 years, serving the copper & brass industry. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy, his daughters Kathy Willett, Kristin (Al) Gagne, and Kelly (Mike) Heffernan, and grandchildren Melissa, Dan, Sarah, Drew, Rebecca & Jack Fenway. There will be a private family gathering to honor his memory in South Portland, ME. His charity is the National Kidney Foundation. Martha Ruth Sumner passed away on Sept. 10, 2012. A long-time resident of Ruskin, she was a short-time resident of Bartow. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Sumner and is survived by her eight children and their spouses: Richard and Catherine Davis, Ed and Ellen Pintze, Jimmy Sumner, Donald and Annette Kierce, Denise Robinson, Dan and Joan Sumner, William and Melissa Sumner, Alan and Rita Payne. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Martha was very loved. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Prayers to the family. Joseph F. Savage Marcella Ann Savage Martha Ruth Sumner Ralph E. Willett 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 813-6451714 to express your interest in participating.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 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. Beth Israel The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East (634-2590) Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Tuesday -September 25 7:45 PM Wednesday-September 26 -10:00 AM Wednesday-Afternoon Service 3:00PM, Yiskor Service 4:30PM No charge for immediate family. Extended family members$50 Non -Members$100. Military and college students are welcome at no charge. Rabbi Philip Aronson Cantor Sam Isaak Judaica Gift shop restockedBeth Israel Sisterhoods Judaica Gift Shop is filled with brand new items for the coming Jewish Holidays this Autumn. There is a beautiful array of items, from cups with matching plates, artistic menorahs, childrens books, and a marvelous display of sculpture, metal and ceramic pieces by the renowned artist, Gary Rosenthal. The shop is open every third Monday morning of every month, from 10 a.m. till noon. If those hours are not convenient, you can call Elayne Grossman who is manager and buyer of the shop, at 813-6349993. She will be happy to assist you. The shop is located in the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center.Gospel Singer to Appear at UMCSCCAs part of the churchs Thank God Its Variety Concert Series, gospel singer Debbie Domer will be performing at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West in Sun City Center, on Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Originally from Ohio, Debbie started singing when she was nine years old in church. She started singing with a quartet, The Crusaders out of Columbus, Ohio and sang with them for three years. Then in 1981, Ms. Domer started traveling and singing as a soloist. She travels with her parents. Her father drives the bus and runs the sound equipment and her mother writes all the songs. Debbie has 13 CDs recorded including a Christmas offering on their own label, Wayhome Records. The family travels about 300 days a year singing and ministering. She also has a puppet ministry that she uses for family revivals, youth camps and vacation Bible schools. For Debbies concert here in Sun City Center, a donation of $5 is requested at the door. For more information call 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com.Card party invite extendedThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards of any board game to make up your own table in advance and come to our monthly Dessert Card Party from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They have an assortment of desserts, table and door prizes. For more information call 813-633-2460.Simmons Loop Baptist Church expands servicesSimmons Loop Baptist Church is making room for you. In order to meet the needs of a growing community beginning Sunday, October 7, they will be providing two morning opportunities for Worship and Bible Study. They are excited about what God is doing in our fellowship. Come and join them for Worship and Bible Study at one of their new times. They are located south of Big Bend Road and just off of SR. 301 on Simmons Loop Road 6610 Simmons Loop Riverview, 33578. For more information call the church office 813-677-9310, Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Beginning October 7: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Fonations were the love offerings of the Nondenominational Christian Worship Service for August were presented by Lois Fare. Doris. Ragland said, How great it is to have friends like Nondenominational Christian Worship Services. Because of their gifts, we are able to provide the services we do to reach out to our neighbors who turn to us for help. Many thanks to all of the NCWS attendees for their kind donations. They are truly appreciated. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114.Lois Farr,(L), newest Liturgist for NCWS, is shown presenting checks totaling $1946 to Doris Ragland, President of Samaritan Services. Popular minister returnsSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome Jim Cummings back into the pulpit for one Sunday, Oct. 7. Jim was a popular interim minister in 2004 at St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. Folks who knew him then are welcome to greet him during and after the 9:30 a.m. service on October 7. Now retired, Jim has concentrated on helping schools of the Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) in Pakistan, where he has deep connections. His grandparents went to what was then part of India in 1889. His father was born in Gujranwala, and in the early s Jim taught for two years in Rawalpindi. In 2006 and 2007, he went to Lahore, Pakistan, to teach high school teachers of Christian schools. Jim Cummings.Community Sing set for Maranatha Church of GodSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association, an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations in South Hillsborough County, will host the monthly Community Sing starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 6th Avenue S.E., Ruskin, FL. The Prelude to the sing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, call (813) 6345585, or go to www.shmasouthshores.org.Welcome one and allTwo Trinity Baptist Church ushers wait to greet people at the entrance to the Sanctuary for the Sunday morning worship service. The ushers greet people, provide bulletins and assist with seating. On the left is Jose Perez and on the right is Ben Caudill. For more information on the church, call 634.4228. NCWS Liturgist presents donation

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22 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 9/30/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Summer Savings Hey, kids! Lets go fishing! CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL Netting bugs and critters from Lake Eaton is one of the favorite ac tivities at the derby. Volunteers help kids fish with cane poles. Biologists identify a critter netted up during the bugs and critters portion of the derby.Its time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest. The derby is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Advance registration is required, and space is limited to 90 children. To sign up, call the FWCs Ocala office at 352732-1225 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays. The Ocala Conservation Center is 8.5 miles north of State Road 40 off County Road 314 in the Ocala National Forest. Everything the kids need to fish, including cane poles, bait, instruction and help, will be provided, said Eric Thomas, freshwater fisheries biologist for the FWCs Northeast Region. Well be stocking channel catfish so theres a pretty good chance the fish will be biting. The kids will fish from the pier. For safety and to avoid tangled lines, please leave rods and reels home, he added. In addition to fishing, there will be a casting contest, an arts and crafts activity and an all-time favorite of derby-goers called Bugs and Critters. In this creepy-crawly activity, the kids get to wade into the lake with dip nets and scoop up fish, bugs and other aquatic critters. AnFWCbiologist uses the experience to teach kids about the aquatic ecosystem. The kids will get wet, so they should bring a change of clothes. Each registered child who participates will receive the famous Lake Eaton Kids Fishing Derby T-shirt and a brand new rod and reel to take home absolutely free. The rods and reels are courtesy of Fish Florida!, a nonprofit organization that supports activities to teach children about fishing and aquatic habitats. Fish Florida! funding comes from the Fish Florida! specialty license tag, featuring Floridas official saltwater fish, the sailfish. Purchasing one of these tags helps ensure that children will have an opportunity to participate in the wonderful world of fishing. To buy one, go to BuyaPlate.com and click on Fish Florida! under the list of plates. Fishing is truly a family pursuit, and these derbies provide a great opportunity to introduce kids to this fun and wholesome activity, Thomas said. And who knows? After the adults see what fun it is, they too may decide to start fishing again. This is the 22nd year the FWC and its partners have offered this derby for children. Without the support of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, the U.S. Forest Service and other local sponsors, these derbies would not be possible. Volunteers needed on National Public Lands DayIn celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ridge Rangers Program is looking for volunteers to help clear invasive plants from five spots along the Lake Wales Ridge. Those volunteering will receive a free pass to any state park and a free pass to Bok Tower Gardens (exceptions apply as noted on the passes). Removal of invasive plants on Saturday, Sept. 29 is from 9 a.m. to noon at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, The Nature Conservancys Tiger Creek Preserve near Babson Park, Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring and Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid. At Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Clermont, volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. Invasive plants tend to crowd out native plants that provide high quality food and cover for wildlife, said Bill Parken, FWC Ridge Rangers coordinator. Your aid in removing these harmful plants helps ensure the health of the unique ecosystem, which exists nowhere else on Earth except the Lake Wales Ridge. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient sand ridge that runs from north of Clermont, south beyond Lake Placid and was once the only part of peninsular Florida not covered by oceans. Due to this ancient islands isolation, the ridge developed a unique ecosystem of plants and wildlife that survives to this day. Ridge Rangers are FWC volunteers who work with a number of conservation agencies and nongovernment organizations on and near the Lake Wales Ridge to help restore wildlife habitat. To sign up for National Public Lands Day events on the Lake Wales Ridge, or for more information about Ridge Rangers, go to MyFWC. com/RidgeRangers or contact Bill Parken at Bill.Parken@MyFWC. com or at 863-699-3742.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23septemSEPTEMBerER 20, 2012 280 petsPETS 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and T The RRiverview Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 105 PersonaERSONALEE arn one, two, even four units of principle & less interest per month. R R isk free. S S erious inquiries 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 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAA lmost N New T T hrift S S tore. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G G ibsonton D D r.,) Wednesday through S S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving Sale/ Open House 513 FFlamingo DDr., AApollo Beach. F Friday & SSaturday, SSept. 21 & 22, 8am-2pm. Multi family church yard sale. F F riday & S S aturday, S S ept. 21 & 22, 7amnoon. Corner of Mathog R Rd., & G G ibsonton D D r., R R iverview. F F urniture, crystal & misc.. Cell: 382-7536 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 19, 21 & 22Womens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 Top or Pants, get 1 Top or Pants FREE 312 EstateSTATE SaALesESEstate Sale S Sept. 21, 22, 23, 9am-? 1252 DDel Webb Blvd. W, SSCC. EEntire content of home. EEverything must goWandas Estate Sale D Dont miss this one! FFriday & SSaturday, SSeptember 21 & 22, 8am1pm. 374 Club Manor DDr, SSCC. Jazzy SSelect motorized scooter. Jim Beam train set, collectibles, Mikasa dinnerware, glassware, kitchenware, art, furniture, bedding, rugs, tools, garage items, 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany is the BBuyers Marketplace &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 2004 Toyota Avalon XLS, with all the bells and whistles. Taking bids till noon on Saturday. Furniture: Cherry queen BR suite w/poster bed; dining room table w/chairs; sofas; loveseats; sofa sleepers; wing back chairs; entertainment centers; new full mattress and box springs; recliners; patio furniture; bookcases; bedroom chests; TVs w/stand; card table w/chairs; garage shelving; Collectables: Jewelry; misc. smalls; artwork; Misc.: dining room chairs (4); artificial and live plants; microwave with cart; designer womens clothing size large to 3X; mens clothing size 34-38; household; kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 1502 Pebble Beach Blvd. N.SUN CITY CENTER Your neighborhood printer. M & M Printing Co., Inc 210 Woodland Estates Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-55-4048 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterSeptember 21 & 227:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1614 New Bedford Dr.Pebble Beach South to New Bedford Dr. 1957 Chevrolet style golf cart; Hard rock maple full bedroom suite, twin bedroom suite, round table and chairs, hutch, Maple coffee, 3 end tables, (Ethan Allen.) Organ, counsole radio & record player, 2 maple drop leaf side tables, couch & love seat, sm. kitchen table, 2 chairs, 2 recliners, berglass table, 4 chairs, lounge, 2 chairs w/ ottomans, glider, love seat & tea cart. Outdoor loveseat glider, table & 4 chairs. Lg. handmade picnic table, kitchen, linen, lamps, & pictures. JEWELRY CLEARANCE: EARRINGS, NECKLACES, BRACELETS, CUFF LINKS & CHAINS. All $1 each. 508-0307 or 633-1173 AUCTION Fri., Sept. 28431 19th Ave. NE, RuskinJ&P Auction FeverJim and Pete 813-601-0983 or 813-625-4240jandpauctionfever.comFred Vandergraff, Life Member A.N.A., F.U.N. Lic.#AU448 AB269 RD TackleLowest prices anywhere! (813) 641-7911 A House for All Seasons including Blue Ribbon Awarded Ceramics; Unique Decorations, Figurines, Silks, House and Yard Decor, Craft Supplies (yarns, embroidery needs, material, paints & more), Sofa w/ Matching Love Seat, Berkline Recliner, Chair w/ Ottoman, End Tables & Coffee Table, Hutch, Curio Cabinet, Sm. Roll Top Desk, White Iron Full Bed, Wicker Bedroom Furniture, Stanley Bedroom Furniture, Wicker Patio Set, Glass Top Table w/Chairs, Kenmore Sewing Machine, Collectables (Cobalt Blue Lena Liu, Boyd Bears, Fenton, Indiana Glass, Kinkade Dolls, Murano, Precious Moments, Waterford Clock), TV Series Collections (Highlander, Sliders, Stargate, Twilight Zone), Ladies & Mens Clothing including Formal Wear, Kitchenware, Garage Items and an E-Z-Go Golf Cart.Please park on the sale side of the streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1905 N. Pebble Beach Sun City CenterFriday & Saturday Sept. 21 & 227 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Drop leaf kitchen table w/chairs; swivel rocker; southwest print chair w/ottoman; matching sofa and loveseat; full size BR set; 2 twin beds; chairs; art and paintings; nice patio set; glassware; kitchenware; wicker furniture; home decor; garage items; Diamondback and Trek bikes; and more! Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., Sept. 21 & 22 at 1810 New Bedford Dr.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 711 Sahara Drive Sun City CenterThur. & Fri., Sept. 20 & 217a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536ATTENTION, COLLECTORS AND DEALERS: Dont Miss This Sale! Antiques and Collectibles Galore!! Queen Anne-style cherry coffee and lamp huge collection of antique and marble pedestals and busts; sofa chair; leather loveseat; futon; glass-top coffee and end tables; antique mirrored armoire; vanity; leather top antique drum table; miners lanterns; collector plates; items; and more! Dont miss our other sale Thur. & Fri., Sept. 20 & 21 at 711 Sahara DrivePlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1810 New Bedford Drive Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Sept. 21 & 227a.m. noon

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 TTHEE SSHOPPERPPER RERENTT ALSS600 MM.H. HOUSSING550 PRPROF. SERSER VICESES650 SERSER VICESES700 MMARRINEE400 TRTRANSPSPORTRT AT TION450 REREAL ESTEST ATE TE500 331 APPliancLIANCESWhirlpool washer, dryer, 1yr old $450 for both. Whirlpool refrigerator, 1yr old $350. Frigdaire stove, ceramic top $250. 813-419-4737, 772-380-8574 360 GolfOLF CaARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515370 LaA WnN an AND GaARDEnNLawn mower. Rotary, self propelled, variable speed, 22 cut, rear bag, Bruite, 1 yr old, extras. $150. 813634-7235 312 ESTa A TE SalALES 425 SliSLIPS oOR SSTo ORagAGESStorage 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 425 SliLIPS oOR STo ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com TT 455 AuUTo OMoOBilILES2007 Ford Mustang convertible, V-6, auto transmission, 19,000 miles Alloy, garaged, new condition. $13,900. 813-938-3826 511 HouOUSES FoOR SalSALELake house w / beautiful view of lake, SCC. 2br/2ba w/ many extras. Asking reasonable price, etc. Winwin situation. Call 813-634-7082 by owner. 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 511 houHOUSES foFOR SalALE 610 WaWA TERfFRonONT RREnNTal ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 611 HouOUSES foFOR REnNT2br/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 4br/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 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 SSun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 APTS 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 813-516-0896 Apollo Beach, fully furnished, 1br/1ba, utilities & cable included. $700 monthly /deposit. Small pet OK. Dottie 813-641-3153. Snowbirds welcome. 613 ConONDoOS foFOR RREnNTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Kings Point, 2br/2ba, all appliances, fully furnished. Annual $850 monthly, seasonal (4 mo. minimum) $1,300. Walking distantance to clubhouse. All amenities. 813625-9642 614 DuDUPlLEX foFOR RREnNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813641-8400620 RooROOMS foFOR RREnNTRoom for rent $100 weekly. Utilities inclusive. Southeast Riverview, pool, private bath. 813-965-4085 Brenda630 MM.H. RREnNTal ALS3br/2ba on one acre, with 2 porches, 892-5802 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 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-2369207 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896For RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes WWith A/C. 813-677-1086645 officOFFICE SPac ACE 646 WaWAREhouHOUSE 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 ADulUL T/ChilHILD CaAREHHA/ Caregiver/ housekeeping/ companion. High moral standards. Devoted hard worker. Well trained call Janice 813-304-3006 Experienced caregiver/ CNA. Will do errands, doctor apt., etc. Dependable, excellent driving record. References, 16yrs experience. Available 24/7 Call 813-313-7998 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 Quality housecleaning with integrity. 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 cleanRebeccas Housecleaning. Need a little help around the house? I would love to help. Reference available. Call 813-245-2221You can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net fax to 813-645-1792 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 VERY NICE 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE on 1/2 acre lot! Huge MBR & MBA, walk-in closet, good size 2nd BR; small den; dinette off kitchen, spacious L shaped living/dining area leading to insulated sun room, screened porch, utility shed, attached and detached carport, sheds. No HOA. Close to golf course. $65,000. 2 MOBILE HOMES ON 2.3 ACRES, RUSKIN One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with CHA and large screened porches. Cleared lot with few shady trees and pond full of sh, secluded and peaceful, close to shopping, restaurant, hospital and major highway. No HOA. $86,500. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN 2BR/1BA block house is just a block from the river in peaceful area close to everything. Attached utility room, central air/heat, good metal roof, shed in backyard. Very well maintained by renters. $59,900. Have a nice day CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 NO WAY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS HOUSE IF: 1) You think you have to spend over $200,000 to get a waterfront house 2) You cant stand peace and quiet, and you like to be amidst a urry of busyness and activity 3) You dont appreciate quality building and maintenance 4) You want a xer-upper 5) You think the market has not bottomed out and begun to recover. This outstanding 2BR 2BA with den/library/ofce/ FL room is elevated, is move-in ready, has dock, and is close to river. $189,900. Call JUDY ERICKSON, 468-0288 HEADS UP! Perfect opportunity for putting your FEET UP and relaxing while someone else takes care of business. Excellent 2BR 2BA condo with den/ofce/library, replace, screen porch is in Fairway Palms near pool and clubhouse. Close to shopping and access to main roads while providing peaceful surroundings. Just $109,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 RUSKIN PROPETY WITH Waterview, boat ramp & dock for your use. Close to stores, interstate, churches. Cleared and ready to build! Duplex zoning! $42,500. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be too near your neighbors. 123 acres of Lake and 900 acres of wetlands to enjoy everyday. $94,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. NEW LISTING! Very well maintained 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor, POOL Home with 3+ drivethrough garage! Special features include: nice open oor plan, wood burning replace, large kitchen with center island, inside utility room, water softener, security system, gorgeous landscaping and much more! Situated on 1.3 Acres (MOL) with 4 extra lots. $169,000 3BR/2BA Palm Harbor next door is also for sale for $72,500. Buy both properties and have your own private family compound! Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 RUSKIN RENTAL! 2BR/1BA Single family home with a nice large yard! Well maintained home with nice open oor plan. Washer & dryer included $800 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 RETIREMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST! 2BR/2BA one level condominium. Feel safe and secure in this 24 hour manned gated 55 plus community with too many amenities to list. Maintenance includes lawn maintenance, water, basic cable, roof, exterior painting and so much more included! Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it! Very affordable at only $67,000! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME for only $259,900. This home has so much to offer including three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge bonus room for many uses. Ninety feet of sea walled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay, fenced backyard, great home for entertaining, formal and family rooms, eat-in kitchen, wood burning replace, laminate and tile oors, and so much more! Call now! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. JUST SOLD! 72 Acres farmland, along US 41, minutes from town. Deep wells, irrigation in place, storage building, warm location, ready to farm. $779,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 JUST REDUCED! Ruskin house and working place including one acre lot zoned CG, in residential area, close to shopping and main Hwy, 2,600 sq.ft. home with attached ofces and separate entrance, 2.5BA, (or 5BR house). Remodeled kitchen, beautiful wood oors, replace, large screened porch, and detached garage + carport are other nice features of this property. Now $175,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 JUST LISTED! 1.92 acres lot (5 lots total) across from river, with new well, septic and electric, cleared with few trees, secluded and peaceful, ready for your dream home Boat ramp and park at end of street. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program. HAMPTON exp., KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport............................ $57,500 1BR/1.5BA Andover, WD, furn...................... $16,000 2BR/2BA Knolls (private pool), furnished... $57,500 RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up....................... $550 month 1BR furnished, in SCC, carport................ $700 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 T THEE SSHOPPERPPER CoOMMUNITY PP APERS o OF FFLoORIDA (CPFPF STATEWIDES) CPFPF STATEWIDES CPFPF STATEWIDES EMPLEMPLOYMENTYMENT800 ADADOPTIPTIONN ADADOPTIPTIONN CASASH FFORR CARSARS! SURRSURROGATEATE NEEDNEED VIAIAGRARA/ CIALISIALIS! Cleaning by BBrenda 708 MovMOVERS 710 LLAWN CAREBB&SS LLawn Care, IInc MM & C MMower RRepair BBills LLawn SService MMyers TTrucking PPittman TTrucking & TTractor 720 HoOME MMAINTENANcCEHandyman Call 813-649-1418 740 MMIScC. SSERv VIcCESSSeawall RRepairs Hate that WWallpaper? 820 CLERIcCALAAdministrative AAssistant 830 RESTAURANT 860 SSALES 870 GENERAL Help WWanted Hair SStylists Hand BBell DDirector PPosition PPart-time 4 890 JoOBS WW ANTEDWWanted: SSales PPosition AD ADOPTPT A Active young T TV producer & A Attorney, home-cooking, beaches, sports await precious baby. E Expenses paid. FLB FLBar42311 1-800AD ADOPTIPTIONN 888-812-3678 A All E Expenses P Paid. Choose a L Loving, F Financially S Secure family for your child 24 Hrs 7 C C A A Amy Hickman. (FLFL LLic. #832340) R ROOFF REPAIRS REPAIRS R ROOFF OVERSERS M Mobile Home R R oof S Specialist & F Flat R R oof. F Free I Insurance I Inspections. L Lic/IIns CCC1327406. A All F Florida W WeatherC 1019 Experienced Servers and BartendersMust apply in person1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin Travel Agent Growing sales force! Exciting opportunities! Pursue sales, build relationships. Marketing materials and programs available. Sell exclusive AAA branded products. 2 yrs. retail travel experience preferred and strong sales skills required. Competitive base + comm. mariakramer@aaasouth.com

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26 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 813-642-6182 Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022P. MEMBER WEST FL ORI DA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing No job too big or too small!SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SPAS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST. N.W. R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling Fans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. AC REPAIR/SALESA HANDYMAN*H PLUMBINGP STORAGES ATTORNEYA BAIL BONDSB FLOORINGF PAINTINGP ELECTRICIANE CLEANINGC KENNELSK ROOFINGR WINDOW FILMW WINDOW CLEANINGW ROOFINGR PRINTINGP PUBLISHERSP Did you know M&M Printing prints books? Thats right. Have your stories, memoirs, history put in book form with professional binding. Call for a quote 813-645-4048. ARG O TT AIR INC.CAC1817004 813-759-3488THE AIR CONDITIONIST Lic. #RC29027076 FPOLLO (813) 419-4165787-9047Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) 787-9047 Call 645-3111Shall I pencil you in?

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28 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 All You Can Eat Snow Crab All You Can Eat Fried Fish All You Can Eat ComboSnow Crab & Fried Fish$1995 $1395 $1995Served with Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit. Served with Tartar Sauce, Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.First order, 1 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound snow crab and 1/2 pound sh. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound snow crab and 1/4 pound sh OR 1/4 pound one or the otherPeel and Eat Shrimp Special$750 $1195Old Bay Steamed and Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Served With Lemon and Cocktail Sauce.Half Order Full Order This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. your attention on Periwinkle Way, the islands two-lane main street. On a day in September, before the circus of snowbirds come back to Florida (and generally even after), it is an experience in utter peace, tranquility and solitude. The woman at a souvenir shop smiles warmly and greets you, the cashier in the liquor store shares a joke and laughs at your offering in return, and the employees of Jerrys Supermarket seemed unperturbed, downright pleasant even, when you lock up the self-service check-out lane by combining multiple varieties of multiple-priced delicious baked goods into a single box. Down past Periwinkle Way, a few miles down Sanibel-Captiva Road, lay a throwback to a more simple time. There are numerous such places on the island, with wonderful names like the Kona Kai, the Anchor Inn, and so on. The Tropical Winds Motel, however, is special. Located on the beach, the soft white sand ends only at the doorstep of the small, screened lanais outside of each of the handful of rooms in the 1950s style building. For me it is special as one of the first places my wife and I ever slept under the Florida sky. Today, the rates are higher than they were 17 years ago, but the charm of the place remains and is well worth the increased price of admission. It is a rare place in the ever-changing Florida landscape that has stood the test of time and has remained standing. Indeed, in a life sorely lacking in guarantees, it is a place to go where peace, indescribable beauty and tranquility are guaranteed. Besides, the motel simply isnt big enough to accommodate a horde or even a single teeming mass. The blazing sunset sputtered out behind a low-lying bank of clouds, but the magic of the nightly island show was still omnipresent. The water, kicked into whitecaps from a strong west wind, changed from blue-green to a deep aqua, a color that my mind could almost feel, but could not articulate. Only a handful of people were on the beach, few enough to feel as though the expansive beach was ours, the trails from the Tropical Winds still visible in the diminishing light. There is no neon, no lights painting the sky both are as unthinkable as a velvet Elvis in the Louvre. As darkness settles in on the beach and the island, it is possible to get a true sense of scope in the universe. With the water of the Gulf of Mexico cascading from infinite ocean waves in the darkness, the lack of lighting, mandated by law to avoid confusing nesting sea turtles, opens the sky for an incredible show of stars that light the way along the short trail back to the darkened motel. When looking up at the sky and hearing the slap of the waves, it is possible to be aware of your true size in the immensity of the universe that is unveiled before you. Yes, I may be small but so, too, are my problems. My joy, however, is as boundless as the sky above and the sea crashing beside me. She must indeed sell seashells. For as long as Ive been coming to the island, the She Sells Sea Shells store has remained a comforting landmark located just past the toll bridge to the island. I miss the little take-out place, Any Fish You Wish, now forgotten in a stream of new restaurants and shops that characterize the places where tourists and climatic refugees congregate in the Sunshine State. But the turnover on Sanibel is much lower than in most places. She Sells Sea Shells is proof of that, along with Jerrys Supermarket and the souvenir shop that is an unnecessary but compulsory stop whenever we are fortunate enough to visit the island. It feels good seeing familiar things, and despite that the employees An island of respite %  en MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS The Tropical Winds Motel, isolated on a quiet street off the main (and only) road across the island is a throwback to a simpler time. dont know us, it is much like visiting an old friend. It was with old friends that we enjoyed a quiet Saturday night on Floridas hidden paradise. Gathered on a wicker sofa and chairs in our two-bedroom motel room decorated with tropical accents, our dreams were articulated, our laughter sustained long into the night. Outside the infinite waves crashed onto the otherwise quiet beach, the stars of an immense universe twinkled brightly above. We may be small, we may not be wealthy, but for that night, we were at home in a place we could never afford to live. The respite was ours and it felt good. Below, a woman practices Tai Chi before windswept waves while her husband soaks up rays. Ive never seen this beach crowded.



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www.ObserverNews.net September 20, 2012 Volume 56 Number 35THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STD PAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: MEMBER WEST FLORIDA LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyFamily Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com An island of respiteAn Observer News Florida featureMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSanibel Island is not inexpensive but for the few extra dollars required, there is great value to be found in the beauty and solitude.By MITCH TRAPHAGEN %  en mitch@observernews.netAlthough I dont know from experience, one of the big advantages to wealth must be the ability to escape the teeming hordes, the unwashed masses from which I myself hail, those crowding the Five Guys, amusement parks, and Times Squares of the world in the hopes of finding a moments respite from an otherwise seemingly drab existence of worrying about making the mortgage payment and saving for the kids college education. There is a place in Florida, a wrinkle, perhaps, in the growing stratification of our society, where you can find the true respite afforded to the wealthy while making only a relatively small ding to the college fund. It is safe to say that if you are reading this newspaper, you cant afford to live on Sanibel Island. It is an expensive place to live where a small cottage costs hundreds of thousands and the prices quickly ramp up to a beachfront estate for $8.9 million. It is an enclave for the one-percent, a respite from the hordes and masses and, through some twist of fate, it still has a welcome sign figuratively hanging out front. While not inexpensive, it is a place to escape the world for a while, with the handful of extra dollars required easily justified in the first few moments of realization that, for all intents and purposes and with a little planning, you can virtually have the island to yourself. Sanibel Island is Floridas paradise, somehow remaining hidden from those who choose to accept snuggling up next to sunburned, tanning-oil-smeared tourists on the big beaches. There is no stoplight on the island. With the exception of a long-standing Dairy Queen and a Subway hidden in a convenience store, you wont find signs for fast food restaurants clamoring for See ISLAND OF RESPITE, page 28 By PENNY FLETCHER %  en penny@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH How could more jobs in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia have a positive effect on the budgets of residents in South County? Less importing of the natural gas it takes to fuel electric plants, including Tampa Electric Companys large Apollo Beach facility, means the costs to the customer can be lowered. New domestic reserves in a portion of whats called the Marcellus Shale, an area of Appalachia encompassing portions of the four states mentioned above, have increased 80 percent production this year, according to online reports gleaned by Googling the Marcellus Shale Drilling Project. TECO officials filed projected costs with Floridas Public Service Commission Aug. 31, said TECO spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs. The Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue after a hearing November 5. Jacobs said TECO has been able to make a lower fuel price adjustment annually for four years straight, and one year was able to lower costs twice because fuel is costing them less. We dont make any profit on our fuel, Jacobs said. We just charge the customer for producing electricity. Our fuel costs are included in our production costs, and they have gone down five times consecutively, each time we evaluated.This will be good news for 2013, she said.If the Commission approves the request New natural gas reserves could mean lower electric billsas filed, a residential customers monthly bill would drop $4.32 to $102.58 for 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh), a 4 percent drop from the current $106.90 a month. Commercial customers would see bills drop by nearly five percent and industrial customers would remain the same (would see no increase). This means TECOs residential customers bills would fall to about 14 percent below the national average (which is $119 per month based on a 12 month average) according to May 2012 data obtained by TECO from the Energy Information Administration, Jacobs said. Because of lower projected fuel costs, TECO estimates that by the end of 2012 it will spend $69 million less on fuel than originally projected for that period. The decrease in the fuel portion of the bill is based on lower costs for natural gas during the first six months of 2012, projections for the remainder of 2012 and expected fuel prices in 2013. The Aug. 31 filing figures also include projections for other costs, including environmental expenses, which rose slightly, but were more than offset by the reduction in natural gas prices, Jacobs added. In an effort to cover all sides of this story, the following link is provided describing data provided by both sides of the economic independence through drilling vs. environmental factors: www.srsi.buffalo.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2012/05/UBSRSI-EnvironmentalImpacts-Single-Page.pdf.History being made as contenders vie for security patrol manager BOB POWERS MIKE ALBANESEBy MELODY JAMESON %  en mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER For the first time in its known history, theres competition for the volunteer slot atop this communitys security patrol management. And, while its not as slicing as Dem donkeys warring with GOP pachyderms on the battlefield of Americas TV screens nor as dicey as the gun-totin Hatfields and McCoys, the friction may generate heat enough to extend summer into early December here. Bob Powers, a deputy chief, a member of the SCC Security Patrol board of directors and that boards treasurer, is challenging current Chief of Patrol Mike Albanese for the title conferred by election every two years. The security patrol chief is elected for a two-year term by a vote of the 30 odd team captains, each charged with overseeing a days shift of volunteer drivers and dispatchers, according to the organizations by-laws. The SCC Security Patrol, Inc., now about 30 years old and almost entirely composed of volunteers, also is a not-for-profit corporation under Floridas incorporation laws and a tax exempt organization designated as a 501(c)3 under the federal IRS code which also imposes certain responsibilities in exchange for the tax status. Its financial reports put its assets at more than $1 million, most of them in liquid accounts and much of it from individual donations. Powers, with an estimated 1,600 volunteer hours in multiple positions at the patrol to his credit, describes himself as a problem solver interested in working with the board to maximize patrol assets while reducing and eliminating its liabilities wherever possible. The planks in the platform, he said, involve specifically acknowledging, encouraging and rewarding the volunteers, restoring public confidence in and enhancing the image of the patrol, rebuilding the integrity of the office of the patrol chief and, as chief, being more visible in the community. Powers, who spent more than 40 years building and maintaining high power lines See SCC SECURITY PATROL, page 2Riverview High School student Emily Hart opened the game between Riverview and Leto last Friday with the National Anthem. See page 15. The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce building has a new, distinct Florida dcor thanks to local businesses. See page 13 for more.

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2 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Whatever your A/C or Heating needs, let the experienced sta and technicians at AirTime provide you with timely 24 Hr Emergency Response, professional service and quality service that is second to no one.www.AirTimeAirConditioning.net Weight Watchers Riverview helps feed the hungry Weight Watchers Riverview not only safely and effectively helps customers lose weight, they also re cently held a food drive for the RESTORE Food Pantry at Riverview United Methodist Church. The one day event was an open house along with the Lose for Good food drive, and included prizes, refresh ments, recipes and more. The timing could not have been better according to the organizers at RE STORE, with the end of the federal government fiscal year approaching on Sept. 30, USDA food shelves are running low, forcing area food pantries to increasingly look to local generosity in their mission of lending a helping hand to those struggling to feed themselves and their families. For more information about restore, visit www.riverviewflumc.org. Weight Watchers Riverview is open daily and holds meetings Tuesday through Sunday and is located at 10629 Bend Road in the Shoppes at Southbay. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Weight Watchers Riverview staff Janet Write, Bobbi Coil, Jenny Stinson and Robin Arnold. for electric utilities much of it in supervisory capacities said he thinks his experience as a manager and as a rental property owner can only benefit the patrol. Good people skills are essential for a healthy, growing patrol. Albanese may have attracted opposition in his first re-election race because of a series of events and occurrences dating back more than a year for which he has been considered responsible or to which he has been linked. At various times, members of the patrols nine-person board of directors of which Albanese is one have complained that he has violated the organizations own governing regulations with such actions as engaging a paid accountant without the boards knowledge and by making substantial purchases with patrol funds ranging from a $600 office coffee pot to five new vehicles totaling nearly $100,000 without the boards agreement. Late last year, Albanese became embroiled in a lingering spat with a once-active volunteer, Uta Kuhn, over her performance as the appointed nominations committee chairman charged with establishing qualifications for elected directors. Ultimately Albanese fired Kuhn as a volunteer, accusing her of miss-use of a patrol credit card a charge that never was proved. In a February, 2012, letter to Albanese, six directors went on record, castigating the chief for his extremely damaging personnel management of both volunteers and staff, advising him of legal provisions that could result in his removal from office. Earlier this summer, Albanese, along with others, was questioned as part of an internal investigation of patrol transactions undertaken by detectives in the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. No charges were leveled at the time. When questioned, both by board members and outside parties including a reporter, the patrol chief long has declined to provide records or verifications supporting his actions. This week, however, he told The Observer that he is running for re-election and that he believes he has the support of about 20 of the current 31 captains. I have nothing to hide, he emphasized, adding that he has not answered questions in the past because they struck him as raking him over the coals. But there are and have been substantiating records, he said, verifying, for example, his transactions involving patrol vehicles. He said he sold five former patrol cars four Hyandais and one Chevrolet Malibu to a Brandon wholesale dealer for a total of about $53,000 and five new vehicles four Ford Escape SUVs and a Chrysler 200 were purchased from two inland dealerships for about $98,000. The entire set of transactions produced five new patrol vehicles for about $45,000, he added. Albanese said he does not plan to campaign for re-election, suggesting there are no reasons to do so. Ive done a good job, he asserted, I dont need to campaign. And, when first asked, the chief said he does not have any specific new ideas taking shape for a second term as the patrols day-today manager. He soon modified that remark, saying he does have some ideas about improvements but is not willing to publicize them yet. Im tired of getting beat up, he added. Meanwhile, Powers told The Observer he does plan to mount a communications campaign to make it clear what he wants to do for the patrol and how he believes those enhancements can be undertaken within a harmonious organization.Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSCC Security Patrol %  en

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 3 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. 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Exp. 10/11/12 CR39FREE* FREE* By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net It wasnt high on my bucket list, but a recent Saturday afternoon at the library certainly turned into an adventure. Or, perhaps miss-adventure is more accurate. As my editor here, Brenda Knowles, observed with an inarguable clarity, there you were, be boppin your way through life and life just reached out and bopped you. It broke four ribs and punctured the lung they are supposed to protect, but, hey, lets not get too specific here... Its really painful trust me on that and theres really more to this story. In a perfect life, of course, I would not have been trying to inch onto 19th Avenue N.E. from Beth Shields Way, just as two young men were speeding toward me along a long blind curve. In a perfect world, the brand spanking new ambulance rig from Hillsborough Fire Rescue Station 28 would not have suddenly shut down with me in it. No AC. No lights. No working equipment. No going anywhere until a replacement ambulance could be pulled from another station. In a more perfect place, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Traffic Investigator Ivey would not have reported my 11-year-old, longout-of-production Oldsmobile as a 2013 model. But, thats not the story, either. The story is our world is operated by imperfect humans and, consequently, cannot be perfect. Or, more simply put, to change the outcome, change the input. The detour into new experience actually began in Brandon Regional Hospital with an insect. What treats excruciating pain? Pain killers, of course. And, high powered drugs have different effects on different people. I, Ive learned, hallucinate. I awoke one night in ICU to read ARACHNID on the bed sheet over my feet. I then engaged in a very civil conversation with a rather large, furry lady spider who was both knowledgeable and articulate. Being a rather competitive writer by nature, I did not rush to share this astounding discovery with anyone. Which is really fortunate. In the light of day, I had to acknowledge my block buster scoop was all in my mind. I didnt imagine a couple of outstanding night nurses in the Intensive Care Unit, though. Both are angels in drab garb. The ICU nurse rep is that theyre a cut above. Debby and Lesley exceed even that standard. As a male nurse tried to yank my broken body well, it sure felt that way! across the bed and I blistered him with the saltiest words Ive ever heard, it was Debby instantly at the bedside. No well intentioned but brawny man was going to hurt her patient, she informed. Her ministrations to ease the pain did not cease. Similarly, with Lesley, patient care is all there is. Every move she made, every task she performed, every effort she undertook, she did completely and comprehensively. No undue hurry, no cutting corners, no wasted motion, no imprecision allowed. She operated with absolute confidence and that, in itself, was healing. Finally, I asked about her personal five year plan. She missed not a half beat before explaining shed begun her career as a CNA in Arizona, had returned to school for an R.N. degree and hoped to earn a Masters in order to teach young nurses how to do it right the first time. Actually, of course, she could do that right now. Two nights with Lesley, the risks of a chest tube eliminated and I was cleared for landing on a regular nursing floor. A couple more days and I was by-passing rehab, enroute homewith a promise to heed home nurses. And that first night, I kid you not, was hell on earth. Unable to tolerate flat surfaces, I was driven to take up residence in the embracing arms of my La-Z-Boy. With the dawn, though, came a new day, telephone calls and friends bearing food, treats, entertainments, advise, cards, shared experiences, a few dire warnings and not a little gallows humor. Mac Miller, Ruskin pioneer, former military officer and retired college professor, showed up with his family, Poet Melanie Hubbard, daughter Kylie, and food. You know what the guys in Nam used to say? he queried with a chuckle. And, with the timing of a Vegas comic, came the punch line: an open sucking chest wound tells you to slow down. Damn! It hurts to laugh that hard. Wes and Karina Mullins, who help hold things together at M&M Printing, parent company of The Observers community newspaper group, were among first on the home scene, shopping for groceries, setting up a more convenient television set, bringing freshly prepared food from their kitchen, loaning daughter Sacia for an emergency errand. It was Ron Boyett, who cherishes wife Kim, daughter Krisi, hunting and talking conservative politics in that order who first noticed the accumulating clutter on the floors of my house as things that belonged there were dropped helter skelter and things that didnt belong there were lost, even from my one good hand. I figured Id never bend over again. Id just be an ole bag lady, living in clutter to the ceiling, tunneling through the house like some misshapen rat. Nope, not yet, Ron said, producing a long-handled, manually operated grabber that picks stuff up from the floor and even, somewhat incredibly, puts stuff down there. Clearly, my shuffling, tunneling ole rat days are going to be delayed. Kim Boyett, as sensitive as her observant hubby, shows up regularly with packages of high quality, smooth, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate and the admonition at times like these, you need CHOCOLATE. She and Krisi also are big on creating imagined scenes designed to toggle my regret switch. Like the time I asked them to pick up a certain brand of pet food at the supermarket. They materialized hours later to confess they could not find that brand in Publix; they had complained to the manager, had turned the store nearly upside down, even had people in the aisles looking for it, they said. All to no avail. It was only after minutes of this elaborate description of a failed mission that had put dozens of people out looking for my pet food, that they fessed up to the entire hoax. By the way, they added chortling, producing the cans, you had the brand wrong, but you had the flavor right. These people and others have kept me in delicious take-out from favorite eateries, have kept the wolf from the door, have kept my spirits up. Theyve run interference, returned phone calls, gathered mail and newspapers, stood by for any request. Theyve given me strength to face the upcoming challenges getting mobile again, acquiring another car, settling with insurance companies. The unexpected turn of events may have been missadventure, but such exhibitions of human kindness always are valuable adventures. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson If life is a journey, an automobile accident can lead to adventure If the car could talk, it might grumble that the broken ribs I sustained are not as painful as its obliterated front end. Unlike me, it has been determined a total loss. Fortunately, Im still being rehabilitated, with the help of modern medicine and the gracious ministrations of many.

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We Accept: Award-Winning Newspapers Whether you are managing a household, a small business, or a large company, your actions will govern how creative and open the atmosphere will be. It is not hard to tell which children at school come from homes where there is only one “right way” to do some thing. Barring any out side influence, these children grow up to be very set in their ways. For the most part, this one-answer person can be a very good employee—if you expect no more from them than for them to parrot your directions back to you and follow your rules to the letter. However, the minute this type of person is put into a strange or unique situation, they do not have the tools to handle it. Here are some ideas that can be useful, both in the home and in the workplace, to encourage personal growth. 1. Encourage experimenta tion by providing an environment as free of punishment as possible. Honest mistakes do happen, and a mistake is simply proof someone tried to do something. 2. Listen carefully to the ideas of others and implement them whenever prudent and pos sible. Your way may be the best way, but others may get the job done by doing it another way. By allowing them to implement their plan, you are helping them grow in confidence. 3. Look for and compli ment the unique abilities you find in others. Everyone is blessed with at least one skill that makes them special. Make it your mission to find that skill in another person and praise it. 4. Keep in mind there is no such thing as constructive criticism. Criticism is always destructive. As I said in a previous column, any By William Hodges donkey can kick a barn down but it takes a craftsman to build one. 5. Learn to work with both order and disorder. There are many people who are not orderly, yet they are productive. Try to be supportive of the atmosphere required by those around you. 6. Give other peo ple choices, but be sure they are real choices. Nothing is more defeat ing than to have some one offer us a choice and then learn that if we choose wrong, the decision is reversed. 7. Some individuals do not find creativity an easy job. When dealing with that type of individual, be sure to give them plenty of time to respond with ideas or plans. If you put too much pressure on them for immediate answers, they will revert to their prior safe way of do ing things. 8. Encourage involvement. The more hands-on experience individuals have, the more likely they are to remember the lesson or, more importantly, to apply it to a new situation. 9. Share the leadership of your organization. On specific projects, encourage those who work on your team to assume leadership positions. In the home, it may be as simple as allowing a child to plan a picnic. In the office, it can be as complicated as head ing a creative team for the devel opment of a new product. In either case, the individual given this new responsibility will tend to grow in confidence. Albert Einstein said, “It is the su preme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowl-edge.” We can practice that same art by creating a supportive and open atmosphere for those around us. Establishing a growth atmosphere is one of the most important things we can do, not only in our homes but in our companies. By doing so, we will encourage the very best from all those around us. Hodges is a nationally recog nized speaker, trainer and syndi cated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television pro gram, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednes days at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com, 1-824-6410816, bill@billhodges.com, www. billhodges.com Positive Talk: Creating a growth atmosphere Highwaymen print winner Angela Skinner of Venice, FL, was the lucky winner of the Florida Highwaymen Robert Butler print drawing at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park September 4. Mon ies raised through the print project benefited the museum and park’s family programming. For more in formation about these programs call 941-721-2034. Community yard sale, appraisals in Palmetto Historical Park The Palmetto Historical Commission is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Palmetto Historical Park. More than thirty tables will be set up selling treasures and bargains of all kinds. Word of Mouth BBQ will be on site selling BBQ sandwiches and hotdogs. Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be raising funds to help fight childhood cancer. The park buildings including the Agricultural Museum will be open for free self-guided tours. During the yard sale, Ina Baden of Palma Sola Appraisals & Sales will be offering appraisals for just $5 per item. There is a limit of three items per person, no jewelry please. Proceeds from the appraisals will benefit the park’s family programming fund. The Park is located at 515-10th Avenue West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-723-4991. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Every Wednesday – Best Spa ghetti 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, Sandwich es, and a Chef’s Spe cial for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Kara oke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Salis bury Steak with all the trimmings incl., dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. The South Hillsborough Elk’s Lodge is a clean, smoke free envi ronment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089.

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6 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 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, Ends September 30th COMING IN OCTOBER Wednesday Night Prime Rib Buffet $17.95 All you can eatPrime Rib, Tender Pork Loin and Pasta du jourThursday Night Homestyle Bacon wrapped Meatloaf $10.95 3 piece fried chicken dinner $8.95 Tender Yankee Pot-Roast $10.95 Fried Fish with Hush Puppies $9.95 Liver and Onions $9.95 Add our all you can eat salad bar to your entre for only $2.50All pricing does not include sales tax C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekCocoaCocoa is a very cute little dark brown kitten. She is about the color of a rich sweet cup of hot chocolate that you drink in the morning. Bring her home to your breakfast table for a less stressful life. Unfortunately this little girl had to have one eye removed. She seems to be doing just fine but she really needs the care of a loving new owner. Give Cocoa that for ever home. As part of her adoption, Cocoa has been made cur rent on her shots, micro chipped and spayed. DOB: April 2, 2012. SkipSkip is a pretty cool pup. He is an Italian Greyhounds mix. Skip doesnt seem to know what a stranger is. He meets and greets everyone with delight. His rescuer said that he was exposed to small children and cats at her house for several days without issue. She also said that he enjoyed snuggling. Dont miss your chance to have Skip bring some love into your life. As part of his adoption, Skip will be neutered, micro chipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: Sept 2, 2004 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www. CareShelter.org or call (813) 6452273. 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 (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 21 7-11 p.m Redneck Joe Saturday, Sept. 22 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Sept. 28 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guestsRuskin Moose Lodge #813 Avoid electoral dysfunction: Be ready to voteHigh interest in this years election may well be a mismatch with sweeping changes in election law that have tightened voter address rules and reduced early voting days. Changing precinct lines and a ballot of unprecedented length worsen the situation, and the League of Women Voters of Florida sees potential problems ahead on Election Day. To make sure that every vote counts, the League is urging voters to take action now to ensure that they are eligible and prepared to vote. A new website, www.BeReadyToVote.org, makes the process easy. The site is a one-stop shop that allows Floridians to check and update their voter status, register to vote, find their precinct, request an absentee ballot, check on important election dates and deadlines, and be informed about the candidates and issues on the November 6 ballot. Voters can prevent Election Day delays and frustration--what we call electoral dysfunction-by being prepared, says League President Deirdre Macnab. With the high level of enthusiasm and interest were seeing in this years election, sharp reductions in early voting days, and a very lengthy ballot, we want to ensure a successful experience for every Florida voter. Even if youre registered, you still should contact your local Supervisor of Elections to check your voter status and update your record if necessary. Local Supervisors offices throughout Florida are ready to help citizens prepare to vote. Macnab adds, Being confronted by this years pages-long ballot filled with dense legal amendment language and often-misleading titles can also cause problems for unprepared voters and the voters behind them in line. People really need to know the issues and be ready. Also available through www.BeReadyToVote.org is the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Funds 2012 Florida Election & Voter Guide, which contains nonpartisan information on the presidential and statewide candidates, constitutional amendments, and Supreme Court justices that will appear on the November 6 ballot.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 7 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH GREAT HALL 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC (813) 634-8607FREE CATALOGwith full details for the courses and trips available at college ofce in the ch urch, SCC Library, and around town. For information, call (813) 634-8607 or email Tri-C@verizon.net.Website: www.4lifelearning.org FALL REGISTRA TIONOctober 8 thru November 15The Session consists of six 90-minute classes: The cost is $25 for a six week session. Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class.REGISTRA TION on October 8th. You may register Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Noon. We are closed Fridays. Online registration is only for Unlimited Classes. You may print out the registration form available on our website: www.4lifelearning.org. You may mail in your check with the form or drop it off at the college. The other option is to pay online with PayPal. It will register only the name that is on your credit card. If you are registering for more than one person, call us and give us the other names.TRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, OCT 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.$48 The Innkeepers will host an elegant Tea Party.FRIDAY, OCT 9:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Raymond James Art Collection $38 Catered lunch includedSUNDAY, OCT Noon 5:30 p.m.The Opera Rigoletto at the Sarasota Opera House Cost: $65SATURDAY, NOV 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. $25 Responsible for your own lunchFRIDAY, NOV 9:00 2:00 p.m.$26 You will need your ID, lunch on your own.SUNDAY, NOV 1:00 5:30 p.m. $67 Patriotic Musical. MONDAYS 10:30 Noon ....The Words We Use 10:30 Noon ....Reading Music the Fun Way 10:30 Noon ....Beginning Sign Language Starts Oct. 15 10:00 12:30 ....Bridge Basics 1: Introduction* 10:30 Noon ....Beginning Calligraphy and Then Some* 1:00 2:30 ....Advanced Sign Language Starts Oct. 15 1:00 2:30 ....Antiques and Collectibles 1:00 2:30 ....Karate Section 1 1:00 2:30 ....Accupuncture & Oriental Medicine 1:30 2:15 ....Basic Dog Training* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Herbs & Oils Gifts from Nature 8:30 10:00 ....Intriguing Home Computer Applications* 10:30 Noon ....U.S. Civil War 10:30 Noon ....What Choices Do I Make? Issues in Todays World 10:30 Noon .... Rational, Crazy or just Amoral? 10:30 Noon ....Economics, Investing, Tax Planning & Estate Planning 1:00 2:30 ....How to Buy and Sell Jewelry* 1:00 2:30 ....Parapsychology 1:00 2:30 ....Introduction to Spanish 3:00 4:30 ....Dulcimer -Continuing Beginner 3:00 4:30 ...Seminar Oct. 16 only in Great Hall by Rudy Fernandez. Passport to Cuba $5.00 fee WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Intro to Public Speaking 8:30 10:00 ....Baseball: Then and Now 8:30 10:00 ....Interior Design* 10:30 Noon ....Your Brain on Fiction 10:30 Noon ....Tampa General Hospitals Health Series 10:30 Noon ....Bads Girls of the Bible* (5wks) 10:30 Noon ....News and Views 10:30 Noon ....Economic Issues 1:00 2:30 ....Astronomy for Beginners* 1:00 2:30 ....Conquistadors, Cowboys & Comanches 1:00 2:30 ....China 3:00 4:30 ....The Persian Empire 3:00 4:30 ....Torah from A Christians Perspective THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 ....Charles Lindberg: Hero & Enigma 8:30 10:00 ....Hypnosis: M.H. Erickson* 10:30 Noon ....Dreams and You 10:30 Noon ....Give yourself A Raise! Enjoy Plentiful Retirement Income 10:30 -12:30 ....Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding* 10:30 Noon ....Politics & Elections 1:00 2:30 ....Digital Point & Shoot Camera* 1:00 2:30 ....Karate: Section 2 3:00 4:30 ....Some of My Best Friends Are...* 3:00 4:30 ....Meditation & Buddhism* Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment. C an you feel it? Little by little, the oppressive, seemingly relentless sweaty grip of summer is giving way to autumn. Oh sure, it still gets hot during the day, but the air is starting to feel different. It feels better, much better. I know there are people in Florida who love the summers here, just as there are people in my former home state of Minnesota who love the long, horrific winters. Im not among them in either camp. When I was young and working in a skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, I would make jokes about people who had retirement goals of moving south for the winter and north for the summer. I simply could not understand why people would spend the best years of their life working towards something they might not even live long enough to see. Ive admitted this before in this column but I was an idiot when I was younger. Now, after a few more decades of life, Im seeing the appeal of doing just that. Starting in May, I begin to look forward to one thing: September. After a long, hot and humid summer, the first overnight low in the 60s usually happens sometime in September usually, but not always. It didnt happen last year; it was early October before the mercury dipped below the 70degree mark. And now with the 10-day forecast taking us to the end of the month, there are, as of press time, no 60s in sight. But at least the air somehow feels better. I know that summer is losing its grip, and I remain hopeful, ever By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net Observations: Autumn, education and chilling out MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO The leaves dont change much on a palm tree in autumn in Florida, but the color of the sunsets more than make up for that. optimistic that the crisp air and blue skies of winter are indeed just round the bend. When I was in my 20s, I apparently thought I had all of the answers I needed and the future would take care of itself. Well, now its the future and answers seem to be in short supply. I find myself increasingly uncomfortable with coasting on the unknown. I want a plan, I want to know that next week, next month and even next year will work out OK. However, more and more, there are no guarantees in life. Well, it turns out there are some guarantees, but most arent the good kind. With the arrival of autumn (theres one good guarantee!), kids across America return to school and suddenly the problems of our educational system are making headlines. Now that Im an old guy, Im going to sound like one. When I was a kid things were different. Both the students and the communities generally respected their teachers. For a kid back then, disrespecting a teacher carried a guaranteed price: being sent to the principals office, detention, or being smacked across the face perhaps all three. The community was not motivated to disrespect teachers so that wasnt much of a problem. Im not advocating a return to corporal punishment, but I can think of a few places where it could be selectively applied primarily to parents who consider teachers to be daytime babysitters and have zero involvement in their childs education and to legislators who make their marks by demonizing teachers. OK, violence is never the answer, but maybe just a few selective whacks wouldnt hurt all that much. I have no doubt there are some bad teachers out there, but I know that no one in their right mind goes into education for the money, especially in Florida where teacher salaries are among the lowest in the nation (Yay! Were 47th!). There are so many better ways to earn a living and to make use of an increasingly expensive college degree than having to deal with unruly children and that is just the administrators and elected officials with ever-new and changing plans for gutting saving education. The students can be a challenge, too. It is hard to make an argument that the US is still a world leader in education. Yes, just like everything in adult life, teachers need to be held accountable for their performance, but that needs to be applied appropriately. A school is not a business or a corporation that can set benchmarks on a particular product because there are so many variables in play human children are not widgets. Besides, Id love to see some of those legislators in Tallahassee have a few hard benchmarks applied to their performance. After all whats good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Education for a child is not limited to a classroom, sometimes the TV and computer must be shut off in favor of a book. Yeah, I know, Im just a complaining old guy. Next thing you know, Ill be screaming at the neighborhood children to get off my lawn. As a nation, we seem to be perfecting the unattractive tendency towards picking on the easy target over the real culprit. Its easy to point the finger of blame at an underwater homeowner facing foreclosure, but its hard to figure out exactly what person is the big bank that remains highly profitable after knowingly making bad loans. In that same vein, it is easy to blame teachers for our own failures as a society. Im not fond of the warm and fuzzy it takes a village phrase, but I do know that it takes more than a beleaguered teacher to educate a child. Most parents know they have a lot of responsibility, too. Legislators need to bring forward realistic solutions for the common good without driving their own personal agendas. And, in my opinion, it cant hurt to afford a little respect to the people who have to deal with our precious little Johnnies and Suzies day in and day out. I think within the classroom and as a society we could support more and vilify less. And, oh yes, the mentality that every kid deserves a trophy was probably not the idea of a teacher. Perhaps, with cooler temperatures on the way, I just need to chill out. Im not in my 20s anymore and Im not so willing to let the future just take care of itself. But autumn is on the horizon, the kids are back in school, and Florida weather changes from oppressive to glorious. I wish I still had all of the answers, but many of the answers in my life turned out to be wrong, leaving me with more questions than ever. Lacking answers, all I can do is to try to be a decent human being and get involved in finding solutions rather than setting straw men aflame. In other words, ignore all that I wrote about thwacking a few people. Im older now than I was a few paragraphs ago, Im still learning from my mistakes.

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8 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$30 For both$1995Exp. 8/31/12 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 8/31/12 Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 8/31/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM MAKE EM LOOK NEW A/C CHECK + freon$1995Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever! CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.We Will Beat Any Written Estimate Tear out the old ...install newWe do it all!CALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454 Licensed & Insured Lic. #138502 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE, STUCCO or VINYL YOUR HOUSE AGAIN $1,000 Limited Discount Coupon worth$1,000$1895 $1,000 = $895Exp. 9/30/12with coupon1,500 SQ. FT. Email: Messages and Attach ments Thursday, Sept. 20 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and key boarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and key boarding skills are recommended. Registration is available at branch opening at 12noon. Book Discussion: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Thursday, Sept. 20 2 to 3:30 p.m. Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways. Internet: Viruses, Spyware, Phishing Scams and More! Tuesday, Sept. 25 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding com mon scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of mali cious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Intro to Genealogy Tuesday, Sept. 25 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the types of records that are available for genealogical research and where to find them using the Librarys resources in this beginners class. eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and Other eReaders Wednesday, Sept. 26 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and SouthShore Regional Library Adult program/event highlights SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573, www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/sho/ download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a li brary eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consor tium Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Sept. 26 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecom munications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to quali fied Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Classes Wednesday, Sept. 26 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is re quired to participate. Cosponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hills borough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Sept. 26 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and ex periences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners welcome! Bring a project and ask questions. Addison Michelle Morales was born on August 29 at 9:09 a.m. at Brandon Regional Hospital, measuring 6 lbs 5 ounces and 18. She is the baby girl of proud parents Homero Morales Jr. and Ashley Yeager of Wimauma. Her excited grandparents are Home ro and Enraiqueata Morales of Wimauma and Troy Yeager and Denise Dillard. Addison Michelle Morales New early voting schedule announced The Department of Justice has approved the Early Voting portion of House Bill 1355 that reduces the number of days for Early Voting from 14 to eight. Early Voting in Hillsborough County will now start on Saturday, October 27, and end on Saturday, November 3. Early Voting will occur for eight straight days and the hours each day will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be 15 Early Vote sites around the county. For a complete list, visit www.votehillsborough.org. Residents who have questions can contact the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office at (813) 744-5900, or visit www. VoteHillsborough.org for more information. The last day to register to vote for the 2012 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 9 The Walk to End Alzheimers is in three weeks, and we at the Chamber are on a mission to raise as much money as we can to battle this devastating disease. There are very few of us who have not been touched by Alzheimers in some way. Its easy to call up my family and friends and ask them to donate in honor of my mother, who died of Alzheimers last year. Most, if not all, are glad to give. But its more fun to have huge wonderful gifts and gift baskets to raffle off! The businesses in this community have been more than generous in giving us items anyone would love to have! We have decadent baskets of various kinds of liquors and wines. We have golf baskets. We have Diva baskets. We have a Manly Man basket and a Gourmet Yummies basket! We have exquisite orchids and fun jewelry, including a sapphire and diamond necklace. The Chamber would like to thank all of the following businesses for being so supportive: Boggs Jewelers, Brighthouse, Freedom Plaza, Gold and Diamond Source, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Mary Kay, Southbay Automotive, Sun Towers, Tampa Bay Times, and Walgreens. The best part is, the raffle tickets are only $5! If you are interested, By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Purchase a raffle ticket today!The Cruiser of the Month is a 1933 Dodge CoupeA striking and finely crafted 1933 Dodge street rod built by Bob Bronson Jr. of Wimauma is the September Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies Car Club. Construction began with fabrication of the frame from two-by-four rectangular steel, continued over the course of four years, and was completed with application of an eye-catching tangerine and black finish. Power is by a Chrysler 318 CID engine coupled to a Torqueflite over/ underdrive transmission. Other features include power brakes with slotted discs, independent suspension, power steering and air conditioning. Bob is an enthusiastic participant in collector car and street rod events, and his eye-catching coupe is a frequent award-winner at area shows. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511. Bob Bronson Jr. of Wimauma with his 1933 Dodge street rod. Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended. Create professional looking tables for form and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. SummerTech! Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experi ence with Microsoft Word is recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedRUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R YLearn history from a veteranStudents in Citrus and surrounding counties can learn history from a veteran when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Mural Memorial, and Korean War Memorial are on display from Sunday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 21. Escorted tours are free to class groups from public and private schools or home schooled students. Military displays will also highlight the reunion. The war memorials will be open to the public 24 hours a day at the reunion site on the Holcim property on U.S. 19, seven miles north of Crystal River as part of the Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 225 Floral City, and sponsored by Holcim Corporation, the Citrus County Chronicle and Military Order of the Purple Heart. A veteran reunion and celebration will be held from Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be booths with representatives from nonprofit veteran groups, food drinks, crafts vendors and live music. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call Richard Hunt at (407) 579-6190, Tom Gallagher at (352) 860-1629, Lee Helscel at (352) 238-5692 or visit www. NatureCoastAllVeteransReunion.org. you can purchase tickets at the Chamber, knowing the money is going to an excellent cause. Please help us find a cure for Alzheimers and purchase your raffle ticket today! On another note, the Chamber would also like to thank Sun City Center Howies Plumbing for donating and installing new sinks in our bathrooms. The old ones were rusting around the drain and the porcelain was cracked. Our new ones are shiny and white and give a real facelift to the restrooms! We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who donate their time to help us take care of our members and our residents. Our volunteers answer phones, help make copies and fax documents and greet visitors. We need about five more volunteers to round out our weekly schedule. Volunteers given a Chamber polo shirt and nametag. They are also invited free to our monthly membership luncheon. If you are interested in becoming a Chamber volunteer, stop by and visit! Wed love to have you! Our Goodwill box is back! Vandals destroyed the last one, but Goodwill has decided to give us another chance. If you make a donation during Chamber business hours, we will be happy to give you a receipt for your taxes. Our consistently been over flowing, so we hope you will continue to donate your old clothing items to such worthy causes.

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10 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N TOTAL AUTOMOTIVESERVICE Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo Beach Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.www.TotalAutomotiveServices.comWe offer MILITARY DISCOUNTSOIL CHANGE$19.9514 point check-up with every oil change. Peace of mind is priceless! Riverview Branch Library10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights September 20 26Toddler Time Thursday, Sept. 20 10 to 10:20 a.m. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time Thursday, Sept. 20 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Game Zone Thursday, Sept. 20 2:30 to 4 p.m. For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Write Your Life One Bite at a Time with Patricia Charpentier Saturday, Sept. 22 3 to 4:30 p.m. For adults. Patricia Charpentiers recently published book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time, offers 200 bite-sized tips for writing and polishing your life stories. She will discuss some of these during this interactive workshop. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Computer Tutor Monday, Sept. 24 12 to 1 p.m. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Programs September 20-26Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. Tuesday Night. Friday Night. Saturday Night. . Dentist buys back candyHess Orthodontics hosts an annual halloween candy buy back on Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. at their office located at 11970 Boyette Road, Riverview. $1 will be paid for each pound of candy donated. All candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The Hess Orthodontics Candy Buy Back event is open to the public. For more information, call Samantha McGuire, Marketing Coordinator at Hess Orthodontics 813-645-4377 or email Sam@hessorthodontics. com.The Hess staff during last years buy back event. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Sept. 20 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Suncoast Band from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 District Meeting in Dade City at noon. Music by You 2 Can from 7-11 p.m. Every Sunday Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast from 7:30 -10:30 a.m. Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. and Bert and Sassy from 5:30-9 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Thomas Parris, II graduates from Grantham UniversityThomas Parris, II of Riverview, FL graduated from Grantham University on August 14, 2012. Parris, II earned a Associate of Arts in Business Administration Grantham is an online university headquartered in Kansas City, MO.School Board meeting for Immokalee Community School announcedThe RCMA School Board Meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma. The School Board meeting is open to the public. For more information call Maria Jimenez at (239) 289-7995.Aaron Nettles earns degree from University of MemphisAaron Darmarcus Nettles of Riverview, earned a Master of Science degree in Health and Sport Sciences from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies Aug. 12, 2012.Sun City Center favorite performs at MoonglowBernice DuBro and her husband Thomas Giannina are the featured performers at the next monthly Moonglow dance, from 7:30 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the SCC Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. The band for the evening will be Mario Deleon; the dance exhibition, featuring the Rhumba/Bolero and the ChaCha, will take place place at intermission. A Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, Bernice DuBro moved in 2006 to Sun City Center from Dayton, OH, where she owned and operated her own dance studio. The winner of numerous dancing awards, DuBro and her husband teach classes on Tuesday evenings and during the day on Wednesdays at the dance studio in the SCC Atrium. Admission to the Moonglow dance is free to members, and guests pay $5 at the door. Ice, water and napkins are provided, with dancers encouraged to B.Y.O.B. and snacks. Attire is dressy casual. Both couples and singles are welcome. For more information, call Clair at (813) 642-0171.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 11 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!No Appointment Necessary No Limit on ItemsNOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine 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 UPCOMING EVENTSRiverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031RIVERVIEWMOOSELODGE2158.ORGAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. DINNERS AV AILABLE Chili, Cheese, Onions, Relish, etc. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Bar Games begin at 3 p.m. And there is always Naked Wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them. writing Fish Tales I guess its no wonder that Im stopped often the fish today? Or Im tapped on the shoulder while standing in line and a person tells me how much they enjoy my column. This week, Tampa on how to make crab cakes. One of my bass anglers, Jason Eppenstein, hasnt time to fish now, as he is head chef at the new Sandpiper Restaurant in Deputy Sheriff. Doug Cockerham for years and fished from boyto fish some and sell smoked fish and now own Beanies restaurant contests, but it seems that is a thing of the past around here now. At one In fact, many of the anglers who touch with Fish Tales. lately, flowing in on the storm Spanish mackerel seem to be the catch of the week. We saw more limits of Spanish mackerel caught Some anglers caught slot-size one per person per legal catch. We asked where and their reply: In Ill bet someone else will find because the water out there doesnt belong to you and you alone. Those fishing at nighttime, mostly from the Skyway Bridge, with tarpon. It is a sight to see, a tarpon jumping in the air, with the moon casting a golden Those with larger boats are reporting that sailfish and black tuna The only time it was difficult to find fish after the rains was where the wind had stirred up the waters caught as soon as the waters cleared. We saw plenty of sheepshead this summer on the sandy bottoms of the waterways and are now coming out to eat. This flat, one-eyed fish isnt good to look at, but is a great table food of lean white meat. The rains brought many black catching record numbers of this fish. Dont eat the large ones, as them. With shorter days and some cooler temperatures, Okeechobee is reporting record large-mouth catches. But why go there? Id go to the upper fresh waters of both mouth bass up there. If you dont care for bass, plenty of freshwater Southern way, fresh catfish and hush puppies. Sportsman Show is at the this weekend. It will feature exhibits, clinics, lessons and demonstrations.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Late summer musings Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 9/30/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 9/30/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys Families Abilities Information Rally offers fun, food and education Hillsborough County Commissioners will join the Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens With Disabilities and YES! of American United from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 5th Annual Families Abilities Information Rally (F.A.I.R.) at All Peoples Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. The F.A.I.R. is a family-friendly community event for everyone and offers numerous educational opportunities for those with and without disabilities. Admission and parking for the event are both free. Food will be available for a donation along with raffle tickets and a silent auction. To find out more about the F.A.I.R., go to the Countys website at http://bit.ly/ADAFAIR, or call Sandra Sroka, Hillsborough County ADA Liaison, at (813) 276-2742.

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12 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com doveinteriorshdwfg.com THE 2010 THE 2011 THE 2012 Comfo rt and Joy, Now a t a Sav ings.Save September 15 December 15 on select Hunter Douglas window fashions.* What a wonderful way to fill your home with the beauty and warmth of the season.SAVE $100*or MOREwith qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions*Manufacturers rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/15/12-12/15/12. See store for details. 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) Love of horses spurs Folts-Wiggins nuptials Melissa Folts and Jake Wiggins were married in Texas by a Justice of the Peace on Aug. 23, 2012. A 2006 graduate of East Bay High School, Folts moved to Blairsville, GA, in 2007 where she attended North Georgia Technical College, studying cosmetology. While in Georgia she purchased her first horse and became interested in barrel racing. A native of Leonard, TX, Wiggins is a former Professional Barrel Racing rider and owner of a horse-training clinic. Early this summer, he drove to Georgia to haul Folts horses back to Texas and, while there, he surprised her with a wedding proposal. Rather than plan an elaborate wedding, the couple opted for a small ceremony attended by a few family members.Auditions for Cactus Flower next weekThe Pelican Players group has announced open casting for Cactus Flower, a comedy by Abe Burrows. Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew Church on Del Webb Blvd. The play will be directed by Bill Turcotte, and the production will be staged at Kings Points Borini Theater on Feb. 8 and 9, 2013. Cactus Flower is the story of a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his wife. She blossoms, and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely cactus flower right under his nose. This Broadway hit later became a successful film starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Berg man, and Goldie Hawn. Although the Pelican Players is a Kings Point club, its productions draw cast members from throughout South Hillsborough County. Au ditions are open to all.Citizen input determines countys futureFor many weeks now, the County has been using a special ly designed website called Ideal Hillsborough to capture residents opinions and inspirations for developing Hillsborough Countys Strategic Plan. There, people could share their voice on the matters that affect us all, from the comfort of their homes or offices, and without having to travel to County Cen ter in downtown Tampa. It only took a minute to register at www. idealhillsborough.ideascale.com and then people could leave their thoughts, view all the ideas and comments made by others, give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on each comment, and connect in a dialogue about the topics most important to them. Up for discussion were sub jects such as Jobs, Livability and Health, to name a few. Ideas changed along with viewpoints as citizens moved through the open forum rating period. After the brainstorming session came to a close, residents ideas, votes and comments became a part of the input used by County Commissioners to set a course for the future of Hillsborough County. The Board has a strategic planning retreat scheduled the first week of December.Elections Office opens call center ahead of general electionThe Hillsborough County Super visor of Elections Office opened a call center on Sept. 17 at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Ser vice Center in anticipation of an increase in calls from voters who have election-related questions. The call center handles questions concerning voter eligibility, loca tion of polling sites, and updating of information for voters. The cen ter also assists with Vote By Mail requests and information concern ing Early Vote and Election Day voting. Citizens are also encouraged to visit www.votehillsborough.org for election information and fre quently asked questions. The last day to register to vote for the 2012 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. The phone number for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections call center is (813) 7445900. 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 20, 2012 13Businesses donate thousands to upgrade chamber %  en penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER It couldnt have been done without the generosity of area businesses and volunteers. Dana Dittmar, executive director of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, says it would have cost more than $50,000 if the chamber had had to pay for whats been done to renovate it. Instead, the entire project cost less than $4,000. Our members are so proud of their chamber, Dittmar said in an interview Sept. 14. Absolutely everything has been redone. Volunteers spent hours, and donated just about everything. All we had to pay for was the painting of the outside of the building and some handyman work and even that was done at a really good deal from Johns Handyman Services. The inside of the building was done first, one room at a time, Dittmar said. First, volunteers and staff opened up the lobby by moving the brochure racks from the center of the room to the far end and removed anything else that divided up the room. There wasnt really any place people could sit and look at the materials, she said. That problem was solved when she found a wood and glass table with four chairs at a yard sale for $40. It fit the idea for the Floridian dcor perfectly, she said. Modern office furniture was donated by Northrup Grumman Corporation, and gradually photographs depicting Floridian themes went on freshly-painted walls. 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 It went from what I called a s Ramada Inn look to this beautiful new modern place we can all be proud of, Dittmar said. Office Manager Kristy Mahoney was signing up a new member when I arrived but soon was checking the names of area businesses that had donated. Membership has gone up from 259 to 460 in the last two years, she said. The offices and lobby were painted by volunteers on a day when Payant Financial Services Inc. next door was having its annual customer appreciation day, and Payant donated food and drinks to the chambers volunteers. During the renovation, Gabi Jones of the BNI group (Business Networking International) that meets at the chamber told Dittmar shed like to try making a small, living-room-like area in the back of the large conference room where people could meet with clients, or with each other, informally. It just so happened that Aston Gardens was renovating at the time, and several large doors were given to the chamber and placed decoratively across the back of the room. This makes a space between the doors and the back wall to store things like extra tables and equipment. The doors line almost the entire back of the conference room, from one side wall to the area Jones decorated like a living room with donated furniture. This space is now used for small groups and one-on-one talks. You dont have to be a chamber member to use that area, Dittmar said. Its for the community. ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance Inc. donated landscaping when the outside work began and Little Harbor Resort donated paint for the outside of the building. Merle Bowman, a resident volunteer, pulled up the indooroutdoor carpet that had been on the porch outside the front door and resurfaced the faux flagstone that was found underneath. He also paid for two palm trees, Dittmar said. South Shore Signs and Solar Designs has installed solar film to the windows and doors which is both an energy saver and adds to the beauty of the Florida dcor. Toucans, palm trees, waterscapes and more have replaced the plain glass windows and look more like paintings than windows. To add further appeal, wicker porch furniture is placed just outside the front door and is sometimes used to talk with residents and guests as well as for business people to relax. Our next big project is to resurface the parking lot, Dittmar said. Were taking bids for that now. The chamber is at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center (in the plaza with the Post Office). Its telephone number is (813) 634-5111. Information about the chamber and its activities can be found by visiting www.suncitycenterchamber.org. The same area is shown in both the old and new photo graphs of the lobby and brochure area at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. The complete renovation inside and out was made possible due to the generosity of members. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS Right, the large conference room where chamber luncheons are held now has an informal seating arrangement where business people and clients can meet in a close, home-like setting.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 15 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack!We will not be undersold on products! Nobody else sells this quality at this price. PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Compare our quality against competitors before you buy! 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 The fading light of a late summer Friday night kicked off football in South Hillsborough last week. Riverview High School student Emily Hart opens the game with the National Anthem.Sharks on top in South County MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS By %  en itcren mitch@observernews.netThe Riverview Sharks have a great game plan: Give the ball to Lasander Washington and let him run. Washington excels at that and not only running but also evading, leaping, jumping over, and sometimes simply plowing through the defense to set up points on the board. That he only scored one touchdown in the Sharks win over Leto on Friday night doesnt tell the whole story. He either made or closed the end zone a few times during the game, once losing the ball in fumble near the goal line, once on a play called back on a penalty. Washington is not alone, of course. He is rounded out by a tight offensive line and teammates such as Chase McCoy and quarterback Chase Freeman Brandon (0-2) lost to Freedom (1-2) 14-20 Bloomingdale (2-1) tackled East Bay (1-2) 21-14 Lennard (0-3) lost to Middleton (1-2) 12-17 Friday night match-ups: Brandon hosts Durant East Bay hosts Newsome Lennard visits Robinson Spoto visits Middleton Riverview visits Plant City Riverview Sharks Lasander Washington excelling at simply taking the ball and running towards the endzone during Friday nights 21-6 win over Leto. That would be a touchdown: quarterback Chase Freeman powers through the Leto line to put six on the board. that can also take the ball and run as well as a defense that seems increasingly adept at hammering their opponents behind the line of scrimmage. With Friday nights win, the Sharks are now 2-0 in the regular season. Last weeks results: Riverview (2-0) defeated Leto (0-3) 21-6 Spoto (0-2) fell to Gibbs (2-1) 13-53Crate label swap meet in PalmettoOn Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, a Florida Produce Crate Label Swap Meet will take place in the Carnegie Library Basement in the Palmetto Historical Park. Many Florida labels will be on display and available for trading and sale by some of the major collectors in the state. If you have labels or citrus related items, bring them to the swap as collectors will be purchasing as well as giving estimates. Come out and learn about this part of Florida history and enjoy the art and beauty the labels offer. Perhaps take some home! The address of the Carnegie Library is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call Jim Thielen at 941-776-9444. Some samples of the types of labels which will be available for sale or swap, or just to view.

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16 SEPTEMBER 20, 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 Ribbons cut at Weichert Realtors, AB Family Medical Center MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS An existing south county business with a new location shared the spotlight with a new business on Friday as the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbons at Weichert Realtors SouthShore and the new Apollo Beach Family Medical Center in the Apollo Beach Plaza on U.S. Highway 41, just south of the Winn Dixie. Colin Howgill of Weichert Realtors cut the ribbon at his new location and Dr. Sasha Noe cut the ribbon at Apollo Beach Family Medical Center as chamber members gathered to celebrate both businesses. For more information about Weichert Realtors, visit www.wrsouthshore.com. For information about Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, visit www.apollobeachfamilymed.com. Colin Howgill of Weichert Realtors SouthShore wel comes guests before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Sasha Noe greets SouthShore Chamber executive director Melanie Morrison during the open house at Apollo Beach Family Medical Center. Cat food drive The Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive begins Saturday, Oct. 13 and runs until Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Harriets Flowers, 226 W. College Ave., Ruskin. South Shore Felines is sponsoring the drive. Food will benefit lowincome cat owners and community cat colonies. Each person making a donation will receive an entry to win a $50 gift certificate to Har riets. For more information, email info@SouthShoreFelines.org.NARFE to meetThe National Active & Retired Federal Employees monthly lun cheon meeting will be at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Information Center at Freedom Plaza. The entertainment will be the Kings Point Dancers. Reservations must be in by Thursday, Sept. 20. The luncheon is $12. For more information call Joyce at (813) 938-5279. Postcards painted by HighwaymenOriginal Florida Highwaymen artists James Gibson and Robert L. Lewis have painted their own interpretations of vintage Palmetto postcards. The paintings are for sale and will benefit the museum and Palmetto Historical Park. They are on display at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St. W., Palmetto. For more informa tion call 941-721-2034.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 17 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. 34 More safe boaters on the waterways In 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 Boat ing 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: safety items; First Aid; substance abuse. handling; hitches; launching; float plans. handling; docking; man overboard retrieval. systems; chart reading; electronic navigation. GPS technology; speed-timedistance calculations. wind, waves, currents, other fac tors affecting boats. Boating Skills & Seamanship Program Fast Facts: Sept. 20 and ending on Dec. 13 Apollo Beach Cost: $60; includes textbook, members half-price when text @ 813-645-2130 for reservations and information. Historic marker in Bealsville community approved Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, District 4, and the Board of County Commissioners voted September 6 to direct the Hills borough County Historic Advisory Council to create a historical marker in Bealsville community, recognizing the original twelve founders. Bealsville, which is seven miles south of Plant City near the intersec trace their ancestry back to the founding families. The Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is tasked with managing a uni form marker program for historical sites. At their next meeting on Sep tember 17, they will discuss the language and locations for the Bealsville markers, which can range from $2,475 to $3,000. The original inhabitants of the Bealsville community were freed slaves from Hopewell, Knights, Springhead, and other surrounding commu nities. The earliest settlers included Steven Allen, Isaac Berry, Peter slaves moved to their new property in 1865, homesteading 40 to 160 acres through the 1866 Southern Homestead Act. The community fought overwhelming odds and created roads, establishing their heritage of pride and ownership.

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18 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! 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 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 10/25/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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. Variety of fun classes at local recreation centers Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation de partment offers Cheerleading, Dance, Self Defense and many other classes at various neighbor hood parks. Classes are offered in partner ship with private instructors from all around Hillsborough County. Class cost varies from $0-$10, pay-as-you-go. Classes will be held at the fol lowing locations, days and times: Apollo Beach Recreation Cen ter, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., $6 and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., $6 free Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., $6 9:30 a.m., $6 Brandon Recreation Center 502 E Sadie St. in Brandon days at 3:30 p.m., $6 9 a.m., free days at 10 a.m., free Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., free free Wednesdays of the month at 9 a.m., free free Providence West Recreation Center, 5417 Providence Road in Riverview days at 6 p.m., $6 6 p.m., $6 Wednesdays at 6 p.m., $6 Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin Instructors Needed teach new classes such as photog raphy, dog obedience, movie mak wishing to become instructors ber to call for more information. Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25 economic hardships caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. will help increase business opportunities during a time of the year when other fisheries are closed and tourism has decreased. end Sept. 11. Surveys will be conducted after the season closes to assess the scallop population. County. pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or a half-gallon of meat. waters. completing an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallops, indicating where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it distribute postage-paid survey cards that collect similar data. Participants Achieve your financial goals sion Service, in partnership with series to help people achieve will include a pro-bono session a non-commercial, educational program. No products or servic es will be sold. Class Series will be given from household for the entire series. No-shows and/or late cancella tions will not receive a registra tion refund. Register at http:// Seating is limited. situation with a financial planner ing special accommodations should also days prior to the program so proper con Permanent Hair Removal ~FACIALS~ ELECTROL YSIS $ 40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE 101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & E Corner of US 41 & Flamingo Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 CNA, Home Care, looking to watch loved one. Reasonable rates. Call Laurie 813-244-0341.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 19Airman Air Force Airman 1st Class David G. Parker III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. 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. Parker is the son of Sarah VanSant of Sunnyoak Drive, Riverview, Fla., and son-in-law of Jodi Walsh of Oxford Street, Auburn, MA. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School, FL. Soldier Army Pvt. Jean C. Indarie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Indarie is the son of Maria Smith of Carlington Lane, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Spoto High School, Riverview. i AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon Hearts and Heroes Sat. September 29 noon to 4 p.m. Presentation of 911 Flag to wounded Veteran with Pig Roast and entertainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand. The Tampa Bay Rowdies have announced that the club signed a four-year agreement keeping the Rowdies as the primary tenant at Al Lang Stadium in Downtown St. Petersburg, starting with the 2013 season. Al Lang Stadium has been the home of the Rowdies for the 2011 and 2012 NASL seasons in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission. The Rowdies are an important part of the Tampa Bay community and are proud to be an integral part of St. Petes growing downtown landscape, said Rowdies owner and president Andrew Nestor. St. Pete has embraced the club, and we will continue to build on the amazing stadium atmosphere at Al Lang. The Rowdies have seen a steady increase in season ticket sales and paid attendance since moving to Al Lang Stadium. Not only did the modern-day Rowdies have the highest total number of paid single game tickets sold in the 2012 season, but season tickets increased by 65% over the 2011 season. Also, on the field the Rowdies continue to climb the NASL standings, finishing 3rd place in the 2011 regular season and currently holding onto 2nd place in 2012 standings. The Rowdies have arguably the best home field advantage, having lost only once this season in league play at Al Lang Stadium. The club has been fully embraced by the St. Petersburg community and is proud to be a part of the vibrant, burgeoning downtown arts and entertainment district. The team is truly a Tampa Bay club with 42% of current season ticket holders from Hillsborough County, and 53% of current season ticket holders from Pinellas County. Heading into the 2013 season, more improvements will be made to a soccer-specific Al Lang Stadium to create a better fan experience. The most evident change will be a new field configuration with the pitch running North to South. The Field Level Club will replace the East-side Beer Garden and will become a new club fan area for all games featuring exclusive ingame VIP hospitality, and the stadium will feature field-side seats right next to the player benches. Sidelines will also be closer to the first row of seats, creating better sight lines and enhancing the fan experience. Im delighted with the news that the Rowdies will be still based at Al Lang, said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. The atmosphere the fans have generated at Al Lang is unique and there is no other venue in this league that makes more noise than what Al Lang generates when fans get behind the players, and Im sure it gives the players an adrenaline boost that they need during matches. The players and our staff are excited to continue to play at Al Lang Stadium, as they have always been open to helping the Rowdies grow as a club. The Rowdies are Tampa Bays first-ever professional sports franchise and provide a one-of-a-kind gameday experience featuring toplevel professional play. Since 2010, the Rowdies have featured players from over 10 different countries, and hosted a match against an English Premier League club. The Rowdies always look to give back to the Tampa Bay community and have key sponsors throughout the Tampa Bay area, including legacy partners like Mainsail Suites and Town & Country Hospital / Westchase Orthopedic from Hillsborough County; Great Bay Distributing, United World Soccer, and Buick / GMC from Pinellas County; and Wellspring Pharmaceutical, based in Sarasota County. The club has constantly worked with many local St Petersburg establishments. including Courigans Irish Pub, Crowleys, Jonny Renos, and Midtown Sundries. The Rowdies are excited to continue partnering with busi-Rowdies agree to stadium deal at Al Lang Stadium in Downtown St. Petenesses in the St. Petersburg area, helping to foster further development of community programs and the citys waterfront. St. Petersburg is excited to provide a home for the Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium for years to come, said St. Petersburgs Mayor Bill Foster. The city and the team are already working on improvements to make Al Lang a great stadium for both the players and the fans. And, with the support of the city and the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance, we are committed to join with the Rowdies to ensure the teams success in St. Petersburg, both on and off the field. The exciting developments for the Rowdies comes hand-in-hand with the continued growth of the North American Soccer League. In July 2012 the NASL announced that the league will welcome the New York Cosmos back to the NASL in 2013 and NASL will also debut a new competition format featuring two distinct annual tournaments and an annual Soccer Bowl championship game. A new Ottawa franchise will also join the NASL in 2014. With a win at Fort Lauderdale against the Strikers on September 1, the Rowdies clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season, and look forward to welcoming fans to Al Lang Stadium for the clubs postseason run. The Rowdies last regular season home game was on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., as they face the Carolina RailHawks. Nightime shot of Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg. TOPS Apollo Beach has new locationThe Apollo Beach TOPS Club #345 has a new meeting place in the Faith Worx church at 202 Flamingo Drive in Apollo Beach. Meetings are at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. For more information, call (813) 641-1540.FWC seeks alligator trappers for Hillsborough County The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers for Hillsborough County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no fish or wildlife law violations, a valid working email address and must reside in Hillsborough County. Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 21. To learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance alligator trapper or to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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20 SEPTEMBER 20, 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 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 Find the stories that matter to you online atOBSERVERNEWS.NET ALBANYRichard J. Bell, 88, died on September 2, 2012 at St. Peters Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. He was the son of Alderman John T. Bell and Bertha Amy Norris Bell. He was born in Corning, NY on November 23, 1923. He lived in Corning until retirement, when he, his wife, and daughter moved to Sun City Center, Florida in 1988. They lived there for 23 years until brought to Albany for better health care. He was pre-deceased by his wife Ruth Panyard Bell, daughter Kathleen R. Bell and brother John Rodney Bell. He is survived by his son Gregory Bell and wife Nancy H. Goody of Albany, NY; his brothers David Bell of Elmira, NY and Alan Bell of Cocoa Beach, Florida. He is also survived by his closest niece Brandy Bell Lewis and her daughter Morgan Lewis of Brunswick, Georgia, his closest nephew John Jeffrey Bell and wife Debbie of Manchester, Connecticut, and long-time family friend James Beckett of Corning. Serving in the Signal Corps of the US Army during World War II, he was stationed on remote Pacific islands constructing radio towers to enable the US air invasion of Japan. Mr. Bell was the Tax Commissioner for the City of Corning, followed by being the Director of Real Property Tax Services for Schuyler County. With his excellent people skills and humor, he always explained property taxes to citizens in a way that they would leave his office with a smile, even as they also got a tax increase. Richard lived a spirited life. He had a wry sense of humor and great story telling abilities. He also had unique skills as a psychic. These included the ability to visualize criminals, find lost people, identify playing cards by touch, and to identify wrapped objects. Richards ancestors moved to beautiful Schuyler County in the Finger Lakes in 1826. With these roots, with his background as a tax assessor, and his love of the region, he was appalled by proposals to allow high volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas there. He knew that such failure-prone industrial activity would immediately reduce property values and tourism. As a result, any memorial gifts are requested to be sent to Food & Water Watch, 68 Jay St., Suite 713, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (for New Yorkers Against Hydrofracking). Funeral services are private. Online condolences may be offered at www. danielkeenanfuneralhome.com. Richard J. Bell Joseph F. Savage, 86, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Joe was born in Watertown, NY to Francis H. and Mary E. (Simons) Savage. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Richard, John and Fred. He is survived by his wife, Marcella A. Savage (who just recently passed), daughter Kelly Jo Savage, sister Mary Bell, five step-children, nine grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren. Joe enjoyed boating and being on the water, his family and friends, and took great pride in serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice., 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 336379975. A celebration of his life will be held at the Riverview Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Marcella Ann Savage, 82, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Marcie was born in Peterson, Iowa to Minnie Puhrmann. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Savage, sisters Norma and Carolyn, and brothers Donald and Jerry. She is survived by her children Terry, Dawn, David, Tim, Joe, and Kelly Jo, sister Pauline, nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Marcie enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and time with friends. She is best known for her love for her family, her pets, her passion for cooking, and the Culinary Arts. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice., 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-9975. A celebration of her life will be held at the Riverview Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Ralph E. Willett, 78, passed away on Friday, Sept.7, 2012, at Life Path Hospice in Sun City Center, FL, of complications from brain cancer following a successful kidney transplant. He was a research metallurgist and marketing manager for over 40 years, serving the copper & brass industry. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy, his daughters Kathy Willett, Kristin (Al) Gagne, and Kelly (Mike) Heffernan, and grandchildren Melissa, Dan, Sarah, Drew, Rebecca & Jack Fenway. There will be a private family gathering to honor his memory in South Portland, ME. His charity is the National Kidney Foundation. Martha Ruth Sumner passed away on Sept. 10, 2012. A long-time resident of Ruskin, she was a short-time resident of Bartow. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Sumner and is survived by her eight children and their spouses: Richard and Catherine Davis, Ed and Ellen Pintze, Jimmy Sumner, Donald and Annette Kierce, Denise Robinson, Dan and Joan Sumner, William and Melissa Sumner, Alan and Rita Payne. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Martha was very loved. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Prayers to the family. Joseph F. Savage Marcella Ann Savage Martha Ruth Sumner Ralph E. Willett 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 813-6451714 to express your interest in participating.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 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. Beth Israel The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East (634 2590) Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Tuesday September 25 7:45 PM Wednesday September 26 10:00 AM Wednesday Afternoon Service 3:00PM, Yiskor Service 4:30PM No charge for immediate family. Extended family members $50 Non Members$100. Military and college students are welcome at no charge. Rabbi Philip Aronson Cantor Sam Isaak Judaica Gift shop restockedBeth Israel Sisterhoods Judaica Gift Shop is filled with brand new items for the coming Jewish Holidays this Autumn. There is a beautiful array of items, from cups with matching plates, artistic menorahs, childrens books, and a marvelous display of sculpture, metal and ceramic pieces by the renowned artist, Gary Rosenthal. The shop is open every third Monday morning of every month, from 10 a.m. till noon. If those hours are not convenient, you can call Elayne Grossman who is manager and buyer of the shop, at 813-6349993. She will be happy to assist you. The shop is located in the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center.Gospel Singer to Appear at UMCSCCAs part of the churchs Thank God Its Variety Concert Series, gospel singer Debbie Domer will be performing at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West in Sun City Center, on Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Originally from Ohio, Debbie started singing when she was nine years old in church. She started singing with a quartet, The Crusaders out of Columbus, Ohio and sang with them for three years. Then in 1981, Ms. Domer started traveling and singing as a soloist. She travels with her par ents. Her father drives the bus and runs the sound equipment and her mother writes all the songs. Debbie has 13 CDs recorded includ ing a Christmas offering on their own label, Wayhome Records. The family travels about 300 days a year singing and ministering. She also has a puppet ministry that she uses for family revivals, youth camps and vacation Bible schools. For Debbies concert here in Sun City Center, a donation of $5 is requested at the door. For more information call 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com.Card party invite extendedThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards of any board game to make up your own table in advance and come to our monthly Dessert Card Party from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They have an assortment of desserts, table and door prizes. For more information call 813-633-2460.Simmons Loop Baptist Church expands servicesSimmons Loop Baptist Church is making room for you. In order to meet the needs of a growing community beginning Sunday, October 7, they will be providing two morning opportunities for Worship and Bible Study. They are excited about what God is doing in our fellowship. Come and join them for Worship and Bible Study at one of their new times. They are located south of Big Bend Road and just off of SR. 301 on Simmons Loop Road 6610 Simmons Loop Riverview, 33578. For more information call the church office 813-677-9310, Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Beginning October 7: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Fonations were the love offerings of the Nondenominational Christian Worship Service for August were presented by Lois Fare. Doris. Ragland said, How great it is to have friends like Nondenominational Christian Worship Services. Because of their gifts, we are able to provide the ser vices we do to reach out to our neighbors who turn to us for help. Many thanks to all of the NCWS attendees for their kind donations. They are truly appreciated. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114.Lois Farr,(L), newest Liturgist for NCWS, is shown presenting checks totaling $1946 to Doris Ragland, President of Samaritan Services. Popular minister returnsSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome Jim Cummings back into the pulpit for one Sunday, Oct. 7. Jim was a popular interim minister in 2004 at St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. Folks who knew him then are welcome to greet him during and after the 9:30 a.m. service on October 7. Now retired, Jim has concentrated on helping schools of the Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) in Pakistan, where he has deep connections. His grandparents went to what was then part of India in 1889. His father was born in Gujranwala, and in the early s Jim taught for two years in Rawalpindi. In 2006 and 2007, he went to Lahore, Pakistan, to teach high school teachers of Christian schools. Jim Cummings.Community Sing set for Maranatha Church of GodSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association, an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations in South Hillsborough County, will host the monthly Community Sing starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 6th Avenue S.E., Ruskin, FL. The Prelude to the sing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, call (813) 6345585, or go to www.shmasouthshores.org.Welcome one and allTwo Trinity Baptist Church ushers wait to greet people at the entrance to the Sanctuary for the Sunday morning worship service. The ushers greet people, provide bulletins and assist with seating. On the left is Jose Perez and on the right is Ben Caudill. For more information on the church, call 634.4228. NCWS Liturgist presents donation

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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 Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 9/30/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Summer Savings Hey, kids! Lets go fishing! CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL Netting bugs and critters from Lake Eaton is one of the favorite ac tivities at the derby. Volunteers help kids fish with cane poles. Biologists identify a critter netted up during the bugs and critters portion of the derby. Its time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest. The derby is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Advance registration is required, and space is limited to 90 children. To sign up, call the FWCs Ocala office at 352732-1225 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays. The Ocala Conservation Center is 8.5 miles north of State Road 40 off County Road 314 in the Ocala National Forest. Everything the kids need to fish, including cane poles, bait, instruction and help, will be provided, said Eric Thomas, freshwater fisheries biologist for the FWCs Northeast Region. Well be stocking channel catfish so theres a pretty good chance the fish will be biting. The kids will fish from the pier. For safety and to avoid tangled lines, please leave rods and reels home, he added. In addition to fishing, there will be a casting contest, an arts and crafts activity and an all-time favorite of derby-goers called Bugs and Critters. In this creepy-crawly activity, the kids get to wade into the lake with dip nets and scoop up fish, bugs and other aquatic critters. AnFWCbiologist uses the experience to teach kids about the aquatic ecosystem. The kids will get wet, so they should bring a change of clothes. Each registered child who participates will receive the famous Lake Eaton Kids Fishing Derby T-shirt and a brand new rod and reel to take home absolutely free. The rods and reels are courtesy of Fish Florida!, a nonprofit organization that supports activities to teach children about fishing and aquatic habitats. Fish Florida! funding comes from the Fish Florida! specialty license tag, featuring Floridas official saltwater fish, the sailfish. Purchasing one of these tags helps ensure that children will have an opportunity to participate in the wonderful world of fishing. To buy one, go to BuyaPlate.com and click on Fish Florida! under the list of plates. Fishing is truly a family pursuit, and these derbies provide a great opportunity to introduce kids to this fun and wholesome activity, Thomas said. And who knows? After the adults see what fun it is, they too may decide to start fishing again. This is the 22nd year the FWC and its partners have offered this derby for children. Without the support of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, the U.S. Forest Service and other local sponsors, these derbies would not be possible. Volunteers needed on National Public Lands Day In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ridge Rangers Program is looking for volunteers to help clear invasive plants from five spots along the Lake Wales Ridge. Those volunteering will receive a free pass to any state park and a free pass to Bok Tower Gardens (exceptions apply as noted on the passes). Removal of invasive plants on Saturday, Sept. 29 is from 9 a.m. to noon at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, The Nature Conservancys Tiger Creek Preserve near Babson Park, Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring and Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid. At Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Clermont, volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. Invasive plants tend to crowd out native plants that provide high quality food and cover for wildlife, said Bill Parken, FWC Ridge Rangers coordinator. Your aid in removing these harmful plants helps ensure the health of the unique ecosystem, which exists nowhere else on Earth except the Lake Wales Ridge. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient sand ridge that runs from north of Clermont, south beyond Lake Placid and was once the only part of peninsular Florida not covered by oceans. Due to this ancient islands isolation, the ridge developed a unique ecosystem of plants and wildlife that survives to this day. Ridge Rangers are FWC volunteers who work with a number of conservation agencies and nongovernment organizations on and near the Lake Wales Ridge to help restore wildlife habitat. To sign up for National Public Lands Day events on the Lake Wales Ridge, or for more information about Ridge Rangers, go to MyFWC. com/RidgeRangers or contact Bill Parken at Bill.Parken@MyFWC. com or at 863-699-3742.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 280 PETS 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 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 105 PERSONALE arn one, two, even four units of principle & less interest per month. R isk free. S erious inquiries 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 New T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving Sale/ Open House 513 Flamingo Dr., Apollo Beach. Friday & Saturday, Sept. 21 & 22, 8am-2pm. Multi family church yard sale. F riday & S aturday, S ept. 21 & 22, 7amnoon. Corner of Mathog Rd., & G ibsonton D r., R iverview. F urniture, crystal & misc.. Cell: 382-7536 Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 19, 21 & 22Womens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 Top or Pants, get 1 Top or Pants FREE 312 ESTATE SALESEstate Sale Sept. 21, 22, 23, 9am-? 1252 Del Webb Blvd. W, SCC. Entire content of home. Everything must goWandas Estate Sale Dont miss this one! Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22, 8am1pm. 374 Club Manor Dr, SCC. Jazzy Select motorized scooter. Jim Beam train set, collectibles, Mikasa dinnerware, glassware, kitchenware, art, furniture, bed ding, rugs, tools, garage items, 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany is the Buyers Marketplace &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 2004 Toyota Avalon XLS, with all the bells and whistles. Taking bids till noon on Saturday. Furniture: Cherry queen BR suite w/poster bed; dining room table w/chairs; sofas; loveseats; sofa sleepers; wing back chairs; entertainment centers; new full mattress and box springs; recliners; patio furniture; bookcases; bedroom chests; TVs w/stand; card table w/chairs; garage shelving; Collectables: Jewelry; misc. smalls; artwork; Misc.: dining room chairs (4); artificial and live plants; microwave with cart; designer womens clothing size large to 3X; mens clothing size 34-38; household; kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales 1502 Pebble Beach Blvd. N.SUN CITY CENTER Your neighborhood printer. M & M Printing Co., Inc 210 Woodland Estates Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-55-4048 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterSeptember 21 & 227:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1614 New Bedford Dr.Pebble Beach South to New Bedford Dr. 1957 Chevrolet style golf cart; Hard rock maple full bedroom suite, twin bedroom suite, round table and chairs, hutch, Maple coffee, 3 end tables, (Ethan Allen.) Organ, counsole radio & record player, 2 maple drop leaf side tables, couch & love seat, sm. kitchen table, 2 chairs, 2 recliners, berglass table, 4 chairs, lounge, 2 chairs w/ ottomans, glider, love seat & tea cart. Outdoor loveseat glider, table & 4 chairs. Lg. handmade picnic table, kitchen, linen, lamps, & pictures. JEWELRY CLEARANCE: EARRINGS, NECKLACES, BRACELETS, CUFF LINKS & CHAINS. All $1 each. 508-0307 or 633-1173 AUCTION Fri., Sept. 28431 19th Ave. NE, RuskinJ&P Auction FeverJim and Pete 813-601-0983 or 813-625-4240jandpauctionfever.comFred Vandergraff, Life Member A.N.A., F.U.N. Lic.#AU448 AB269 RD TackleLowest prices anywhere! (813) 641-7911 A House for All Seasons including Blue Ribbon Awarded Ceramics; Unique Decorations, Figurines, Silks, House and Yard Decor, Craft Supplies (yarns, embroidery needs, material, paints & more), Sofa w/ Matching Love Seat, Berkline Recliner, Chair w/ Ottoman, End Tables & Coffee Table, Hutch, Curio Cabinet, Sm. Roll Top Desk, White Iron Full Bed, Wicker Bedroom Furniture, Stanley Bedroom Furniture, Wicker Patio Set, Glass Top Table w/Chairs, Kenmore Sewing Machine, Collectables (Cobalt Blue Lena Liu, Boyd Bears, Fenton, Indiana Glass, Kinkade Dolls, Murano, Precious Moments, Waterford Clock), TV Series Collections (Highlander, Sliders, Stargate, Twilight Zone), Ladies & Mens Clothing including Formal Wear, Kitchenware, Garage Items and an E-Z-Go Golf Cart.Please park on the sale side of the streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1905 N. Pebble Beach Sun City CenterFriday & Saturday Sept. 21 & 227 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Drop leaf kitchen table w/chairs; swivel rocker; southwest print chair w/ottoman; matching sofa and loveseat; full size BR set; 2 twin beds; chairs; art and paintings; nice patio set; glassware; kitchenware; wicker furniture; home decor; garage items; Diamondback and Trek bikes; and more! Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., Sept. 21 & 22 at 1810 New Bedford Dr.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 711 Sahara Drive Sun City CenterThur. & Fri., Sept. 20 & 217a.m. noon NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536ATTENTION, COLLECTORS AND DEALERS: Dont Miss This Sale! Antiques and Collectibles Galore!! Queen Anne-style cherry coffee and lamp huge collection of antique and marble pedestals and busts; sofa chair; leather loveseat; futon; glass-top coffee and end tables; antique mirrored armoire; vanity; leather top antique drum table; miners lanterns; collector plates; items; and more! Dont miss our other sale Thur. & Fri., Sept. 20 & 21 at 711 Sahara DrivePlease park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 1810 New Bedford Drive Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Sept. 21 & 227a.m. noon

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SER VICES650 SER VICES700 MARINE400 TRANSPORT A TION450 REAL EST A TE500 331 APPLIANCESWhirlpool washer, dryer, 1yr old $450 for both. Whirlpool refrigerator, 1yr old $350. Frigdaire stove, ceramic top $250. 813-419-4737, 772-380-8574 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515370 LA WN AND GARDENLawn mower. Rotary, self propelled, variable speed, 22 cut, rear bag, Bruite, 1 yr old, extras. $150. 813634-7235 312 EST A TE SALES 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGEStorage 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 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com T 455 AUT OMOBILES2007 Ford Mustang convertible, V-6, auto transmission, 19,000 miles Alloy, garaged, new condition. $13,900. 813-938-3826 511 HOUSES FOR SALELake house w / beautiful view of lake, SCC. 2br/2ba w/ many extras. Asking reasonable price, etc. Winwin situation. Call 813-634-7082 by owner. 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 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 610 WA TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 611 HOUSES FOR RENT2br/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 4br/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 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 APTS 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 813-516-0896 Apollo Beach, fully furnished, 1br/1ba, utilities & cable included. $700 monthly /deposit. Small pet OK. Dottie 813-641-3153. Snowbirds welcome. 613 CONDOS FOR RENTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Kings Point, 2br/2ba, all appliances, fully furnished. Annual $850 monthly, seasonal (4 mo. minimum) $1,300. Walking distantance to clubhouse. All amenities. 813625-9642 614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813641-8400620 ROOMS FOR RENTRoom for rent $100 weekly. Utilities inclusive. Southeast Riverview, pool, private bath. 813-965-4085 Brenda630 M.H. RENT ALS3br/2ba on one acre, with 2 porches, 892-5802 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 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-2369207 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086645 OFFICE SP ACE 646 WAREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks 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 CAREHHA/ Caregiver/ housekeeping/ companion. High moral standards. Devoted hard worker. Well trained call Janice 813-304-3006 Experienced caregiver/ CNA. Will do errands, doctor apt., etc. Dependable, excellent driving record. References, 16yrs experience. Available 24/7 Call 813-313-7998 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 Quality housecleaning with integ rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full cleanRebeccas Housecleaning. Need a little help around the house? I would love to help. Reference available. Call 813-245-2221You can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net fax to 813-645-1792 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 VERY NICE 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE on 1/2 acre lot! Huge MBR & MBA, walk-in closet, good size 2nd BR; small den; dinette off kitchen, spacious L shaped living/dining area leading to insulated sun room, screened porch, utility shed, attached and detached carport, sheds. No HOA. Close to golf course. $65,000. 2 MOBILE HOMES ON 2.3 ACRES, RUSKIN One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with CHA and large screened porches. Cleared lot with few shady trees and pond full of sh, secluded and peaceful, close to shopping, restaurant, hospital and major highway. No HOA. $86,500. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN 2BR/1BA block house is just a block from the river in peaceful area close to everything. Attached utility room, central air/heat, good metal roof, shed in backyard. Very well maintained by renters. $59,900. Have a nice day CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 NO WAY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS HOUSE IF: 1) You think you have to spend over $200,000 to get a waterfront house 2) You cant stand peace and quiet, and you like to be amidst a urry of busyness and activity 3) You dont appreciate quality building and maintenance 4) You want a xer-upper 5) You think the market has not bottomed out and begun to recover. This outstanding 2BR 2BA with den/library/ofce/ FL room is elevated, is move-in ready, has dock, and is close to river. $189,900. Call JUDY ERICKSON, 468-0288 HEADS UP! Perfect opportunity for putting your FEET UP and relaxing while someone else takes care of business. Excellent 2BR 2BA condo with den/ofce/library, replace, screen porch is in Fairway Palms near pool and clubhouse. Close to shopping and access to main roads while providing peaceful surroundings. Just $109,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 RUSKIN PROPETY WITH Waterview, boat ramp & dock for your use. Close to stores, interstate, churches. Cleared and ready to build! Duplex zoning! $42,500. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WEST BROOK 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be too near your neighbors. 123 acres of Lake and 900 acres of wetlands to enjoy everyday. $94,900. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. NEW LISTING! Very well maintained 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor, POOL Home with 3+ drivethrough garage! Special features include: nice open oor plan, wood burning replace, large kitchen with center island, inside utility room, water softener, security system, gorgeous landscaping and much more! Situated on 1.3 Acres (MOL) with 4 extra lots. $169,000 3BR/2BA Palm Harbor next door is also for sale for $72,500. Buy both properties and have your own private family compound! Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 RUSKIN RENTAL! 2BR/1BA Single family home with a nice large yard! Well maintained home with nice open oor plan. Washer & dryer included $800 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 RETIREMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST! 2BR/2BA one level condominium. Feel safe and secure in this 24 hour manned gated 55 plus community with too many amenities to list. Maintenance includes lawn maintenance, water, basic cable, roof, exterior painting and so much more included! Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it! Very affordable at only $67,000! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME for only $259,900. This home has so much to offer including three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge bonus room for many uses. Ninety feet of sea walled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay, fenced backyard, great home for entertaining, formal and family rooms, eat-in kitchen, wood burn ing replace, laminate and tile oors, and so much more! Call now! Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. JUST SOLD! 72 Acres farmland, along US 41, minutes from town. Deep wells, irrigation in place, storage building, warm location, ready to farm. $779,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 JUST REDUCED! Ruskin house and working place including one acre lot zoned CG, in residential area, close to shopping and main Hwy, 2,600 sq.ft. home with attached ofces and separate entrance, 2.5BA, (or 5BR house). Remodeled kitchen, beautiful wood oors, replace, large screened porch, and detached garage + carport are other nice features of this property. Now $175,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 JUST LISTED! 1.92 acres lot (5 lots total) across from river, with new well, septic and electric, cleared with few trees, secluded and peaceful, ready for your dream home Boat ramp and park at end of street. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program. HAMPTON exp., KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport............................ $57,500 1BR/1.5BA Andover, WD, furn...................... $16,000 2BR/2BA Knolls (private pool), furnished... $57,500 RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up....................... $550 month 1BR furnished, in SCC, carport................ $700 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY P APERS OF FLORIDA (CPF STATEWIDES) CPF STATEWIDES CPF STATEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 ADOPTION ADOPTION CASH FOR CARS! SURROGATE NEED VIAGRA/ CIALIS! Cleaning by Brenda 708 MOVERS 710 LAWN CAREB&S Lawn Care, Inc M & C Mower Repair Bills Lawn Service Myers Trucking Pittman Trucking & Tractor 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Call 813-649-1418 740 MISC. SER VICESSeawall Repairs Hate that Wallpaper? 820 CLERICALAdministrative Assistant 830 RESTAURANT 860 SALES 870 GENERAL Help Wanted Hair Stylists Hand Bell Director Position Part-time 4 890 JOBS W ANTEDWanted: Sales Position ADOPT Active young TV producer & Attorney, home-cooking, beaches, sports await precious baby. Expenses paid. FLBar42311 1-800ADOPTION 888-812-3678 All Expenses Paid. Choose a Loving, Financially Secure family for your child 24 Hrs 7 Amy Hickman. (FL Lic. #832340) ROOF REPAIRS ROOF OVERS Mobile Home R oof Specialist & Flat R oof. Free Insurance Inspections. Lic/Ins CCC1327406. All Florida Weather1019 Experienced Servers and BartendersMust apply in person1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin Travel Agent Growing sales force! Exciting opportunities! Pursue sales, build relationships. Marketing materials and programs available. Sell exclusive AAA branded products. 2 yrs. retail travel experience preferred and strong sales skills required. Competitive base + comm. mariakramer@aaasouth.com

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26 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 813-642-6182 Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022P. MEMBER WEST F L ORI DA Ruskin & Sun City Cente r Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFIN G and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofin g No job too big or too small!SER VING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMA TES (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevar d Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SP AS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST N.W R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & C ommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling F ans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimat e(813) 671-7870Rober t GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. AC REPAIR/SALES A HANDYMAN H PLUMBING P STORAGE S ATTORNEY A BAIL BONDS B FLOORING F PAINTING P ELECTRICIAN E CLEANING C KENNELS K ROOFING R WINDOW FILM W WINDOW CLEANING W ROOFING R PRINTING P PUBLISHERS P Did you know M&M Printing prints books? Thats right. Have your stories, memoirs, history put in book form with professional binding. Call for a quote 813-645-4048. ARG O TT AIR INC. CAC1817004 813-759-3488 THE AIR CONDITIONIST Lic. #RC29027076 FPOLLO (813) 419-4165787-9047Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) 787-9047 Call 645-3111 Shall I pencil you in?

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28 SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 All You Can Eat Snow Crab All You Can Eat Fried Fish All You Can Eat ComboSnow Crab & Fried Fish$1995 $1395 $1995Served with Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit. Served with Tartar Sauce, Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.First order, 1 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound snow crab and 1/2 pound sh. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound snow crab and 1/4 pound sh OR 1/4 pound one or the otherPeel and Eat Shrimp Special$750 $1195Old Bay Steamed and Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Served With Lemon and Cocktail Sauce.Half Order Full Order This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. your attention on Periwinkle Way, the islands two-lane main street. On a day in September, before the circus of snowbirds come back to Florida (and generally even after), it is an experience in utter peace, tranquility and solitude. The woman at a souvenir shop smiles warmly and greets you, the cashier in the liquor store shares a joke and laughs at your offering in return, and the employees of Jerrys Supermarket seemed unperturbed, downright pleasant even, when you lock up the self-service check-out lane by combining multiple varieties of multiple-priced delicious baked goods into a single box. Down past Periwinkle Way, a few miles down Sanibel-Captiva Road, lay a throwback to a more simple time. There are numerous such places on the island, with wonderful names like the Kona Kai, the Anchor Inn, and so on. The Tropical Winds Motel, however, is special. Located on the beach, the soft white sand ends only at the doorstep of the small, screened lanais outside of each of the handful of rooms in the 1950s style building. For me it is special as one of the first places my wife and I ever slept under the Florida sky. Today, the rates are higher than they were 17 years ago, but the charm of the place remains and is well worth the increased price of admission. It is a rare place in the ever-changing Florida landscape that has stood the test of time and has remained standing. Indeed, in a life sorely lacking in guarantees, it is a place to go where peace, indescribable beauty and tranquility are guaranteed. Besides, the motel simply isnt big enough to accommodate a horde or even a single teeming mass. The blazing sunset sputtered out behind a low-lying bank of clouds, but the magic of the nightly island show was still omnipresent. The water, kicked into whitecaps from a strong west wind, changed from blue-green to a deep aqua, a color that my mind could almost feel, but could not articulate. Only a handful of people were on the beach, few enough to feel as though the expansive beach was ours, the trails from the Tropical Winds still visible in the diminishing light. There is no neon, no lights painting the sky both are as unthinkable as a velvet Elvis in the Louvre. As darkness settles in on the beach and the island, it is possible to get a true sense of scope in the universe. With the water of the Gulf of Mexico cascading from infinite ocean waves in the darkness, the lack of lighting, mandated by law to avoid confusing nesting sea turtles, opens the sky for an incredible show of stars that light the way along the short trail back to the darkened motel. When looking up at the sky and hearing the slap of the waves, it is possible to be aware of your true size in the immensity of the universe that is unveiled before you. Yes, I may be small but so, too, are my problems. My joy, however, is as boundless as the sky above and the sea crashing beside me. She must indeed sell seashells. For as long as Ive been coming to the island, the She Sells Sea Shells store has remained a comforting landmark located just past the toll bridge to the island. I miss the little take-out place, Any Fish You Wish, now forgotten in a stream of new restaurants and shops that characterize the places where tourists and climatic refugees congregate in the Sunshine State. But the turnover on Sanibel is much lower than in most places. She Sells Sea Shells is proof of that, along with Jerrys Supermarket and the souvenir shop that is an unnecessary but compulsory stop whenever we are fortunate enough to visit the island. It feels good seeing familiar things, and despite that the employees An island of respite %  en MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS The Tropical Winds Motel, isolated on a quiet street off the main (and only) road across the island is a throwback to a simpler time. dont know us, it is much like visiting an old friend. It was with old friends that we enjoyed a quiet Saturday night on Floridas hidden paradise. Gathered on a wicker sofa and chairs in our two-bedroom motel room decorated with tropical accents, our dreams were articulated, our laughter sustained long into the night. Outside the infinite waves crashed onto the otherwise quiet beach, the stars of an immense universe twinkled brightly above. We may be small, we may not be wealthy, but for that night, we were at home in a place we could never afford to live. The respite was ours and it felt good. Below, a woman practices Tai Chi before windswept waves while her husband soaks up rays. Ive never seen this beach crowded.