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www.ObserverNews.net September 27, 2012 Volume 56 Number 36THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STD PAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8INSIDE: Coin club teaches history with each piece, by Penny Fletcher, page 7 Symmes Elementary welcomes new principal, by Mitch Traphagen, page 15 County seeks Diversity, by Melody Jameson, page 3 A Florida Son on the High Plains: A Love Story Volunteers enlist Senators help with questions about prison closingsBy PENNY FLETCHER %  %  penny@observernews.netfr-CHRIVERVIEW Questions from former fr-CH volunteers at the Hillsborough Correctional fr-CH Institution following the publication of a news fr-CH story in the Sept. 6 edition of fr-CH The Observer News fr-CH led to reports of relatively-recent closings of fr-CH many other prisons, including the East Tampa fr-CH Juvenile Detention Center that housed South fr-CH Countys detained youth. fr-CH (The Sept. 6 story is still fr-CH available to read at www.observernews.net by fr-CH typing in the publication date.)fr-CH The 400-plus former volunteers at HCI are fr-CH currently engaged in trying to find out whether fr-CH the women they visited and mentored are still fr-CH being given the faith and character-based fr-CH programs they received at HCI, and where each fr-CH one they communicate with will go if and when fr-CH they leave the Lowell Reception Center in Ocala.fr-CH Many of the local volunteers drive to Ocala to fr-CH see these women, who some have worked with fr-CH for years, and are concerned about lack of faith fr-CH and character-based programs, and problems PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOHillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview is just one of the states many prisons that have recently closed. Though the Department of Corrections cites a decreased in mate population around the state, local prison volunteers and at least one State Senator question the figures and the system used to decide which prisons will stay open and which ones will close. See PRISON CLOSINGS, page 22Daycare has gone to the dogsSize doesnt matter on this team. From tea cup size to behemoth everyone gets to play at Canine Cabana. This unusual doggie daycare help a homecoming themed party for its clients. There were even rufferees and cheerleaders. See more on page 13 photoPHOTO ByY MItchTCH tr TRAphPHAGenEN Women take the lead in honorary mayors raceBy MELODY JAMESON %  %  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH SouthShores very first honorary mayor is sure to be Her Honor. Two local women now are competing for the 2013 title that will be formally conferred in January when the recently-formed SouthShore Chamber of Commerce holds its annual banquet. Area annual mayoral competitions, which generate funding for the candidates favorite charities as well as for their chambers, have been conducted in years past by both the Apollo Beach and the Ruskin business groups. However, with merger of the two organizations in the last year to constitute the SouthShore Chamber, a new mayoral title effectively was created and it opened the door for the historic first, noted Melanie Morrison, executive director. Both Penny Smith and Lindsey Hicks want it. And each is planning a unique and elaborate event in October in order to raise the monies that will bring one of them the honorary title. The declared winner will have raised the greatest amount of money, with each dollar counted as one vote. Smith said this week she will bring the SouthShore version of Fifty Shades of Grey and a variety of entertaining activities to the VFW headquarters on U.S. 41 between Apollo Beach and Ruskin on Saturday, October 20. The event opens at 7 PM. While capitalizing on notoriety the racy fictional trilogy has generated, Smith promised there will be nothing offensive on the docket. But, she added, that doesnt rule out, for example, a masked couples contest mimicking to a degree a masked ball portrayed in one of the novels. All types of masks, from Penny Smith Lindsey Hicks See MAYORS RACE, page 9 See HIGH PLAINS LOVE STORY, page 8By %  %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netFrank Garcia wears many hats but he is never not a paleontologist. My interview with Garcia was scheduled a few hours before he was to have lunch with former Tampa Mayor Bill Poe. That meeting was to discuss Poes support of Garcias song, Corazon de Tampa, as the official song of the city. During my interview, however, Garcia never once looked at his watch; he never said, I have to get ready to go. I needed a bit more of his time for a second photo session and as we walked down to a dock in a Ruskin neighborhood, Garcia pointed at a small hill of dirt and shells, seemingly ubiquitous in South Hillsborough, stating, That is a former Indian mound. Ive found pottery shards in it. I picked up a shiny, almost diaphanous oyster shell embedded with an indescribable color, a shell utterly common, and asked him, How old do you think this is? Probably 500 years, he replied. A half millennium of Florida history fit neatly into my hand. Ive seen and handled countless such shells over the years but the idea of holding history really struck me. That oyster may have been cracked open about the time Columbus was sailing into the Bahamas. For some reason, I made a point of returning it to the exact place in the dirt where I had grabbed it. In 1983, shortly after returning from a fossil hunting trip to Nebraska, Garcia made world headlines for finding what Dr. Clayton Ray of the Smithsonian Institution described as a new chapter in the history of life. It was one of the worlds richest and earliest Ice Age fossil sites at the MMItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTO Ruskins Frank Garcia wears a lot of hats but he is never not a paleontologist. Colleagues describe him as one of the best fossil finders they have ever known.

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2 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 OCTOBER EVENTSWhat is Alzheimers? Join Dr. Richard Wacksman for an informal Q&A as he discusses the newest treatments and how LifePath Hospice partners with patients, families and caregivers of those affected by this disease.Thurs., Oct. 43-4 p.m. Aging Gracefully Support Group This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Laura Slater from Hanson Services, In Home Care.Diabetes Support Group. Please join Patricia Stephens, LPN from Comprehensive Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.OBAMACARE! Diane Daniels, Benet Consultant with FMO, certied with The Department of Children and Families Access Partner and State Certied in Health and Life Insurance with the State of Florida will discuss how Obamacare will affect you!Mental Wellness Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC.Cochlear Implant Support Group. Are you having difculty with your hearing aid, have a cochlear implant or have severe hearing loss? A Doctor of Audiology from Advanced Bionics will be present to address your questions and concerns. Our CART recorder will provide real-time captioning. Sponsored by the Bionic Ear Association for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Please RSVP to Sheila ph# 386-848-5769 or email sheila_ci777@yahoo.comParkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC with Eden Feldman, MSW who is the Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. If you have Parkinsons, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group where needed assistance is readily available!OKTOBERFEST! Its that time of year again! Enjoy Beer, Sauerbraten with Caramelized Onions, German Potato Salad, Braised Red Cabbage and Black Forest Cake while being entertained by Rudy Rosa as he takes your requests! RSVP no later than 10/12/12 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Crab and Fried Fish ALL YOU CAN EAT Remember to SHOP LOCALLY whenever possible!

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 3 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com DURING NA TIONAL KAR AST AN MONTHS ave Now is the time to save on Gorgeous Karastan Carpet!0% Financing Available 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. By MELODY JAMESON %  en mj@observernews.net Recognizing the wide diversities represented by Hillsboroughs varied populations, county officials now are seeking area residents to serve as their first Diversity Advisory Council.At least 11 categories, reflecting the ethnically and culturally different segments of the county, including South Hillsborough, are to be included in the initial council that county leaders want to begin forming next week. The deadline for application is Monday, October 1. Formation of the Diversity Advisory Council or DAC has been led by At-large County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who represents the interests of the South County as well as all other portions of the 1,000-square-mile jurisdiction. It is imperative, Beckner told The Observer this week, that we as a county recognize and listen to all points of view in order to become a stronger and more economically competitive county. Based on that conviction, Beckner encouraged his six fellow commissioners to adopt a formal resolution which outlines the purpose, structure and authority of the DAC. Establishing that commissioners want to recognize diversity and varying viewpoints in Hillsborough County without expanding County government, the resolution defines the DAC purpose as ensuring that the diverse needs and ideas of county residents are identified and communicated the Economic Development Department. This plan would be anticipated by the BOCC within six months. The DAC also would be charged with developing programs and activities to promote a better understanding of diverse populations and issues in Hillsborough County plus be authorized to discharge other responsibilities as directed by the commission. The council also would have staff support in performing some of its obligations, the resolution states. In short, Beckner noted, the Councils goals would be advising commissioners on diversity issues affecting county government, devising programs and activities to enhance understanding on diversity issues and serving as ambassadors to facilitate communication between county government and its diverse constituent populations. My purpose here is to strengthen the relationships and ensure communications between the diverse groups and their government, he added. South Hillsborough residents interested in serving on this first DAC can download an application from www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ documentcenter/view/4635, make a telephone request at 813-276-8401, or obtain additional information from Albert Coleman in the Office of Community Affairs by addressing him through his email: Colemana@hillsboroughcounty.org. Completed applications can be forwarded no later than Monday by email, by facsimile or by mail. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonFirst Diversity Advisory Council seeks South County volunteers in a timely manner so that their interests can be addressed And to that end, commissioners are moving toward appointing two representatives from each of 11 categories, plus a 12th unrestricted classification. The first 11 ethnic and cultural groups to be reflected on the DAC are: AfricanAmerican; Caribbean; Far East Asian; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender; Hispanic or Latino; Indian Asian; Middle Eastern; Native American; Northern European; People with Disabilities, and Southern European. The last category is dubbed at large without the requirement of identification with any cultural or ethnic segment. Representatives of each of these groups would create a council of 24 and their terms of office would be for two years, according to the resolution. Once constituted, the resolution directs, the council would meet several objectives, including development of a strategic plan drafted with input from county citizens, from the Office of Community Affairs and from Shop Locally whenever possible, for your goods and services. And watch The Observer News for great deals through our advertisers!

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. We live in a fast-paced world and it is easy to get shunted aside and feel lost even when we are in the middle of a crowd. That is, its easy if we do not speak up. Speaking up can be a very difficult task for some people. When we speak up, we take the risk that others will not like what we have to say, or worse, they will think it stupid or dumb. I remember an old adage that said, Better to remain silent and let people think you are dumb than to open your mouth and confirm it. I dont think so. Remaining silent for fear of laughter from others is a poor reason not to participate in life. First, what we fear about others may not be true at all. They may be just as afraid of you as you are of them. They may not be ignoring you on purpose but could just be wrapped up in their own problems. A kind word from you and a smile may be just what is needed to break the ice. A story told to me by a friend, Margie Seyfer of Impact Presentations in Denver, Colorado, who is also a professional trainer, makes most of the above points. She said that a young woman in one of her programs shared that she previously worked for a very large accounting firm here in Denver, and the accountants with the most prestigious accounts were housed in the penthouse suite. The other employees in the firm often referred By William Hodges to these penthouse accountants as stiff shirts. Fannie, a young lady in the firm, was promoted to be an administrative assistant to the stiff shirts. The Monday morning she was starting her new position, she arrived at the penthouse express elevator full of five of the stiff shirts. She enthusiastically greeted these five men with a Good Morning! None of them responded to her, but they parted so she could enter the elevator and stand at the back of the elevator. Thinking to herself this was going to be a difficult assignment, all of a sudden, she couldnt help herself and started to sing, Good morning to me. Good morning to me. Good morning, good morning, good morning to me. All five men turned to stare at her, quickly apologized, and said, Good Morning. From that day forward, whenever Fannie met one of these five men, they went out of their way to greet her. I am willing to bet that lots of people go out of their way to greet Fannie. She sounds like the kind of person we all want to have aroundsomeone who will not let preconceptions cause them not to make new friends. It would have been easy for her to just retreat to the back of the elevator and confirm to herself that these people were not friendly. She could have allowed her fear of these mens positions to weld her mouth shut. She could have spent a long time working in an atmosphere of loneliness. But she didnt. She spoke up and made some new friends. For every Fannie, there are hundreds of people who get up every morning to a personal exilean exile that has been decreed by their own actions. If you are lonely, why not try what Fannie did? No, you do not have to sing Good Morning to Me, but you should make it a point to speak to everyone you meet. Offer them a hearty greeting served up with a great big smile. You will be amazed at the response you will get. In a short time, people will be speaking to you first. Now take it one step further. Try to find something nice to say to each person you meet. Maybe this morning they have on a dress or suit you particularly like or its a good hair day for them. Mental compliments do no good; say them out loud. It wont be long before you will be in demand and people will seek you out to start their day. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: You Can Be Noticed 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 South County Job Fair going to workHillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be hosting a special South County Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 28 at the SouthShore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street, S.E. in Ruskin. The event is being held in association with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and Hillsborough County. More than 20 potential employers have been invited to participate. With the challenges that we are all facing with the downturn in the economy, the most important thing that we can do in County Government is to help our unemployed or under employed citizens to find jobs. When more people are working, more people are saving and spending money at local businesses, and the economy improves, said Commissioner Murman. There is no area that has been hit harder in Commissioner Murmans district than South County. Its critical that we get people back to work, Murman added.The South County Job Fair is free and open to the public. For more information call 813-272-5470.EBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces 30 year reunion plans from October 26 to the 28. Multiple events some to include family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center. RSVP is required by October 5 for more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@ verizon.net or aa_albritton@yahoo.comCrafters and vendors wanted Craft vendors are needed for the Eagles Auxilary Craft and Yard sale to be held on November 3. The price is a $10 donation for each table. For more information or to reserve a table call Barbara at 813767-4189 Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 5 Create Loveable BooksPersonalized Childrens Books A Lifetime Keepsake! You are the STAR of the story. Full-color illustrations. Present this ad at one of our shows & receive $2 OFF your purchaseEvery Fri., Sat., Sun. Red Barn Sept.-April Bradenton, FL Sat., Oct. 20 Tampa Bay Times May also order these online! Festival of Reading Thurs., Nov. 8 SCC Chamber Expo Sat., Nov. 10 Lake Ashton Craft Fair Linda and Chuck Boulanger Sun City Center 614-404-2945 www.createloveablebooks.com Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this flu season? Health Conscious Carol Dear Carol, There are actually several different types of flu shots available to seniors this year, along with a new FDAapproved shot for pneumonia. Here are your options. Flu Shots Just as they do every year, the CDC strongly recommends a seasonal flu shot to almost everyone, but its especially important for seniors who are more vulnerable. The flu puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills around 24,000 90 percent of whom are seniors. This year, all seniors 65 and older have two flu vaccine options from which to choose. A traditional flu shot, or a shot of Fluzone High-Dose. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) as a regular flu shot does, which creates a stronger immune response for better protection. And if youre under age 65, your two options are a regular flu shot, or a shot of Fluzone Intradermal. The intradermal vaccine uses a shorter, thinner needle to inject the vaccine just under the skin, rather than deeper in the muscle like standard flu shots. If youre squeamish about needles, this is a nice option. You also need to be aware that if youre allergic to chicken eggs or if you have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine in the past you should not get vaccinated without consulting your doctor first. To locate a vaccination site that offers regular, high-dose and intradermal flu shots, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or check the online flu-shot locator at flu.gov. Most chains like CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, Kmart, Walmart, Rite Aid and Kroger offer all types of shots. Youll also be happy to know that if youre a Medicare beneficiary, Part B will cover 100 percent of the costs of any flu shot. But if youre not covered, you can expect to pay around $25 to $35 for a regular or intradermal flu shot, or $50 to $60 for a shot of the high-dose. Pneumonia Vaccine The other important vaccination the CDC recommends to seniors especially this time of year is the pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia and meningitis. Pneumococcal diseases hospitalize around 300,000 U.S. seniors each year, and kills around 5,000. The CDC currently recommends all seniors 65 or older get a onetime only shot of the vaccine Pneumovax, as well as those under 65 who smoke or have chronic health conditions like asthma, lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Pneumovax, which protects against 23 strains of the pneumococcal disease, is also covered 100 percent under Medicare Part B, and you can get it on the same day you get your flu shot. If youre not covered by insurance, this vaccine costs around $45 to $85 at retail clinics. You also need to know that this year, theres an alternative pneumococcal vaccine available to people age 50 and older called Prevnar 13. This vaccine, which has been available to children for several years, may provide seniors longer lasting and better protection against pneumonia than Pneumovax. Talk to your doctor to determine which pneumonia vaccine is best for you. Prevnar 13 is also covered by most insurers including Medicare Part B, but if you arent covered the shot runs between $100 and $150. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Vaccination Options for Seniors This Flu SeasonTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...........................Bingo Tuesday Night. ...........................Bar Cards Friday Night. ..............................FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night. .........................5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing. ....................................................6 p.m. Live Entertainment On Tuesday, October 16, the Riverview High School Chorus will be hosting a concert event celebrating the music of pop culture from the 1940s until 1994. The event is appropriately titled Before We Were Born. The concert will take place inside Riverview High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission charge is $3 per person. For information, contact Liz Stewart, Riverview HS Choral Director, at (813) 671-5011, ext. 282.Riverview H.S. Chorus celebrates pop music Soldier Army Spec. Eric M. Roberts has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Roberts is the son of Bobby and Barbara Roberts of Nightengale Drive, Riverview. He is a 2006 graduate of Riverview High School. He earned a bachelors degree in 2011 from the University of South Florida, Tampa. i Find the stories that matter to you online atOBSERVERNEWS.NET South Bay Hospital Recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresSouth Bay Hospital was named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. South Bay Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. South Bay Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the 2011 calendar year. This years list of Top Performers represents the top 18% of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data. This is the second year in a row that South Bay Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer. South Bay Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row, and last year South Bay Hospital was the only hospital in Hillsborough County recognized as a Top Performer. We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for a second year in a row, says Sharon Roush, CEO of South Bay Hospital. By implementing evidence based practices, we are able to provide high quality, effective care to our patients and improve outcomes. Each of the hospitals named a Top Performer met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single composite score that includes all the accountability measures reported to The Joint Commission, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. This means that 95 times out of 100, the hospital completed the evidence based practice. This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced, said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.H.P., President of The Joint Commission, and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commissions Improving Americas Hospitals annual report, South Bay Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commissions Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz (813) 634-0496. Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (TBWA) will be providing no-cost business seminars each month, beginning in October, offering excellent training and resource tools for HR professionals and business owners. Designed to address current issues concerning employers in todays workplace, these dynamic seminars are based on substantial business and industry input presented by highly-experienced guest speakers. Attendees will learn best practices and techniques to help their business. Guest speaker at the October business seminar is Alexander Rodriguez, Director of Visual & Interactive with Mindclay Creative. Alexander will talk about how your business can expand and improve the way you use technology and media in the workplace. Tampa-based Mindclay Creative has received numerous awards for web and social media projects under Alexanders direction. Among these are two consecutive awards for Best Use of Social Media in 2011 and 2012 from the Tampa Bay Business Journals BizTech Awards. Alexander Rodriguez is a Creative Technologist with over 15 years of experience in motion graphics, 3D animation, broadcast design, and video compositing fields, as well as web design and development, Flash design and animation, social media technology and strategies, among other capabilities in the advertising and Octobers business seminar will be held 3 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliances administrative office, 5100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300. Seats are limited so RSVP early by contacting Julie Rathwell at rathwellj@workforcetampa.com or (813) 397-2040. 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Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net Observations: Through your eyesChristopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011. Almost certainly, somewhere a self-proclaimed Christian celebrated. Hitchens, you see, was an unrepentant atheist. On a somewhat uncomfortably regular basis, I hear from people who write to tell me they are praying for my soul. While I deeply appreciate it, I fear that how I write leads people to make assumptions about my own religion, or perceived lack thereof. I use the word karma and people write in telling me about Christianity. I write about feeling astray in the world and people write in telling me about Christianity. I write with questions about what this whole thing called life really is and people write in telling me about Christianity. Dont get me wrong I do very much appreciate the input and the prayers, but Im afraid I wasnt very good about making my points. I am a Christian. I have read the Bible, but I do not bang anyone over the head with the Bible. I believe what Observer News Positive Talk columnist Bill Hodges wrote: Preaching your religion is not nearly as powerful as living it in a manner that others will want to emulate. That is true, at least for me. I also firmly believe that Christopher Hitchens is not in hell. Now that may get some emails fired off, but hear me out. Its not that I think no one goes to Hell; I think some people just might and more than a few deserve their own special place in it. But thats not for me to decide, of course. There are bevies of complex, intelligent-sounding and beautiful words that can be used to describe Christopher Hitchens and they have been used by writers who are far better than I am. He was a literary mans man, a bon vivant at home in a war zone or at a black tie party. Hitchens was an incredibly gifted and talented writer, an exceptional, natural orator, a remarkably passionate advocate for a mixed bag of things that he believed in and a prosecutor for things that he did not. God was among the latter group. I found myself reading his work, often in disagreement but almost always in admiration of his intellect, style and prose. From my perspective, God has endowed each of us with unique talents. We all have gifts; whether or not we take the time to use them or even choose to recognize them. I dont believe God wants to be worshipped by a flock of sheep. I dont think He needs or wants blind followers. In my view, I think He may have created Hitchens just as he was, with Hitchens incredible talent providing us the opportunity to think, to consider and reconsider, and thus reaffirming our faith by allowing us to question His existence. Hitchens final book, entitled Mortality was about living dyingly. He had stage 4 cancer of the esophagus and very suddenly came face-to-face with his own mortality. At 104 pages, it is a short book for Hitchens, but the end was known in advance. He died and the book trailed off with incomplete thoughts and loose notes. Despite his prognosis, no one was expecting him to die when he did not his wife of two decades, not Hitchens himself. Cancer or no, the same thing could be said for any of us. We dont know what any day might bring. In the book, he discussed converting to Christianity or any other religion and the reasons why he simply could not. Like it or not, some of his reasons made sense. To me, it seemed as though Hitchens had a conversation with God and God understood. In my opinion, God created him and his talent, after all. He opened the doors for Hitchens. Last night, my wife and I watched a movie entitled The Answer Man about a famous but reclusive author and his relationship with God. The tone was set early on, with the camera panning around a man praying and the scene punctuated with him bursting into a string of profanities when the doorbell rang. Today, even the F-bomb has become a mere firecracker, with both children and the elderly spewing it with abandon. I honestly dont think God cares much about how we throw consonants and vowels together to form words in just one of the worlds many languages. I honestly dont think God cares much about any of the sounds we make the intent of those sounds, now thats a different story. In the Miami area last week, a 24-year-old man murdered a 49year-old loss prevention worker at a Walmart over a $16 package of undershirts. He then killed himself. Here in the Bay area, a 34-year-old mother, unemployed with an unemployed husband, facing charges of welfare fraud, living in a trash-filled home without electricity and about to be foreclosed, murdered her children, ages nine and five, and then hung herself from a ceiling fan. These are the stories of life that garner the headlines. Where is God in all of this? I dont know, but I feel certain He was looking on in horror. The Answer Man was not a terribly great movie, but there was some inspiration in it. The protagonist told his love interest that each and every day God cant wait for her to wake up to see the world through her eyes. He literally cant wait. I like the idea of thinking that God cant wait for my wife Michelle to wake up and see the world through her eyes. It gives me a reason to try to make her happy, thus to make God happy. That is really fairly simple, isnt it? Now I just need to apply that to everyone else. Perhaps some of us are meant to be Mother Teresa and others are meant to simply be decent people, raising families and struggling to get by. I dont know why bad things happen to good people and vice versa. Some people wrote to Hitchens suggesting that his cancer was Gods punishment, also sometimes mentioning they would pray for him. In such a case, wouldnt praying away the cancer be subverting Gods will? It would seem so, just as praying for a change in direction of an oncoming hurricane only puts other potential innocent victims into danger. We have the gift (sometimes the curse) known as free will and, thus, God isnt placing neon signs for us in the sky. Nothing would subvert free will like some celestial neon sign, in my opinion. From Gods perspective, every door is open to all of us; nobody and nothing can make us do anything we dont want to do. Everything is a choice and our choices ultimately dictate how we live. I believe it is rare for God to push anyone through an opened door the choice is ours. We can choose to help or hurt, create or destroy, love or hate, praise or criticize. We can choose to let God see life through our eyes. I like the thought of trying to make Him happy that way. Just think about how easy that is. Just think about how much happier we all would be. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO I dont think God wants or needs blind followers, I think He wants people of true faith. To me, my religion is the center of everything and is everywhere, just as a church centers this street view in faraway Bogata, Colombia. The doors are open for all of us anywhere we may go. 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 en UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 28 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT Saturday, Sept. 29 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Oct. 5 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, Oct. 6 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 Upcoming events www.lodge813.moosepages.org

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 7 Bobs Jewelry RepairWATCH BAERIESInstalled $500+ tax645-0929 US 41Shell Point Road SR 674 / College Ave.To SCC/KP Welcoming Back Our Customers For The Winter Season!Highest Price Paid For Gold In The Area Custom Bead Work by Donna One-ofa-kind CreationsBUY & SELL U.S. COINS Coin club members teach history with each piece %  en penny@observernews.netHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY When Sun City Center resident Richard Fee was 13 years old his mother was afraid he would spend the money people paid him for their newspapers to buy coins. Fee, who then earned $3 a week on his newspaper route, has now been a coin collector for more than 50 years, after receiving a tip from a delivery in coins he didnt recognize. I thought it was foreign money, Fee said in an interview Sept. 22. But it was a flying eagle cent, dated 1857. I kept it 30 years before I sold it for $3.50. That coin piqued his interest and he began to study money; the history of the Federal Reserve; and how Andrew Jackson had made sure there was always enough silver and gold in the First National Bank of the United States to keep the country out of debt. Fees interest in coins, like many other members of the Brandon Coin Club, is not about investment. He still collects because of a love of history. Now an expert, he speaks to groups and is a registered counselor for the Gulf Ridge Council of Boy Scouts of America. In this capacity he teaches classes on coins so the scouts can earn merit badges. I like to give them a coin or two to start their collections, he said. Coins have sentimental value as well as monetary value. One coin he has in his possession was given only to survivors of the Battle of Verdun in France in World War I. There were over a million casualties and the few survivors of that historic battle were issued this particular coin. I would never sell it, he said. Most of the members have a passion for the history behind the coins as well as searching for coins of value, said club founder, Bloomingdale resident Mark Palermo. I started mugging my dad for coins when I was 8 or 9 years old, Palermo said. I had my first show at 16. I later got into it for investment but in April 1980 when the government cracked down (because of some who were not practicing ethically) I lost more than a hundred thousand dollars. Silver suddenly went from $50 an ounce to $8. So in 1982 Palermo came to Florida from New York City and became a contractor. Eventually, his love of coins surfaced and he opened a small store in Seffner that bought and sold. It was while he had that store that he found out from regular customers there had been an active Brandon coin club since the 1950s that had disbanded sometime earlier. He checked and found out that there were coin clubs in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pasco County but nothing active nearby. There was a Tampa Coin Club in South Tampa that were just now trying to help revitalize, he said. Were helping them get their 501(c)7 and bylaws. The demographics in South Tampa changed and the older members just moved away. A 501(c)7 club is tax-exempt but people who donate to it cannot take those donations off their income tax like with a 501(c)3, he explained. Now the group from the Brandon club has got the Tampa Bay Coin Club up and running, meeting the first Wednesday of every month at the Land of Lakes Community Center. That area proved to be a better venue (than South Tampa) with all the demographic changes in the county, he explained. The Brandon club, however, has grown to 100 members and now outgrown two meeting places; the American Legion on the corner of Hannaway Drive and U.S. 301 in Riverview and the Brandon Community Center. They were both just great to us but we got too big for them, Palermo said. Now the group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Brandon Elks Club, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive, Brandon, with an informal talk-time beginning about 6:15 and a short business meeting about a half hour later. The club is currently under the supervision of President Sid Dyson who has been in Florida since 1970, having come from South Carolina. Sid started his love affair with coins in the seventh grade when his teacher brought in a book to class. At that age, our attention span is about 15 minutes, Dyson said. But this held my interest for days. He still remembers the first coins he learned about were the wheat penny and the buffalo nickel. Past President Bill Hatfield and his wife Mary say it is something the two can enjoy together. Mary is in charge of setting up coin shows, keeping track of members, greeting everyone. Wed have a really hard time operating without her, Hatfield said. Mary Hatfields interest is as much in the members as in the coins. President Sid Dyson watches the table at a recent show. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO Mark Palermo, a Bloomingdale resident and founder of the Brandon Coin Club, has been collecting coins since he was 8 years old. Open to all area residents who enjoy collecting coins and learning their history, the club has outgrown its original Riverview location, and now its second location in Brandon and has started to hold its meet ings and events at the Brandon Elks Club.We have members from 13 into their 90s, Mary Hatfield said. Were intergenerational. And the older members never refer to the young ones as children. Some times, when the older members See COIN CLUB, page 14

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8 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Leisey Shell Pit near Cockroach Bay in Ruskin. In the end, more than 140 prehistoric animals were found at the site, including 10 that were previously unknown to science. Garcia has found over 30 previously undiscovered prehistoric animals, some that now bear his name in the annals of science. Frank Garcias energy level could no doubt be measured in megawatts. His mother thought that it was possible that he was too joyful as a baby. By 18 months, he loved to sing and dance. In the past six and a half decades, not much has changed for him in that regard. He seems to approach everything that catches his eye with the energy of a teenager finding a first love and the smarts of a wizened old college professor. He gets so excited talking about the many things he loves that he has to stop occasionally to catch his breath his words come out too fast to allow for breathing. When asked for one word to describe him, he took a rare pause to think. He first said the word, natural but didnt want to use it, he didnt like how it sounded, despite that he has been able to accomplish almost everything he has set out to do. ADHD, I guess, he said laughing. And with that synonym, Garcia effectively managed to cram four words into his answer. My life has gone like a supersonic jet, he continued. I looked back at yesterday and I was just a little kid and now Im 66. That means Im coming to the end of the flight and looking back. I realize, wow, its been fast and I had a great time. Life really is about the journey. The discovery at the shell pit changed his life, but his love of paleontology has not changed. Today he takes clients to a ranch he has leased in Nebraska for fossil hunting missions. Those clients have included CEOs, scientists, politicians, celebrities, spies and everyday Joes. He also works at the Paleo Preserve at Camp Bayou in Ruskin, gives presentations and lectures everywhere from elementary schools to exclusive clubs at Yale and can belt out some mean tunes with close friends in the ultimate man-cave he calls The Rex Room. Despite that he made his mark in Florida, Nebraska is special, very special. He has written a book about Nebraska and his time there, entitled I Left My Heart on the Arner Ranch. It is just a very spiritual experience, he said of being on his ranch. Its rare for people to not find fossils up there, but even if you dont you can find something far more valuable. You can find out what life is all about. Apparently, hes not the only one to think that. Not only have some of his clients made dozens of repeated trips, eight or nine of them have bought homes up there. Inside of Frank Garcias brain is a ground-penetrating radar for fossils. Colleagues at some of the most prestigious scientific institutes in the nation have described him as one of the best fossil finders they have ever known. But more than that, he knows the fossils with a seemingly infinite string of names, and he knows how they lived. Nebraska was like an experimentation in evolution and it was incredible, he said. Ive read the Bible, I love the Bible, but I believe in evolution because Ive had my hands in it all of my life. Life is exhilarating. It is amazing everywhere you go, but its more amazing up there. There were rhinos and camels. There were oreodonts [sheep with fangs]. It was an amazing dichotomy of life. Garcia, too, is a dichotomy of sorts. It would seem to be a long road from the hot streets of Tampa to the high plains of rural Nebraska and there are few similarities between the two places he loves. It is amazing that both are contained in the same nation. But it turns out that, historically and comparatively, Florida and Nebraska may not be all that different for him. In the Nebraska panhandle, there is a boulder of some mystery, possibly a marker or a gravestone dating back to the late 1700s or early 1800s. A name is engraved on the boulder: Celedonio Garcia. Perhaps it is more than the fossils preserved on the arid prairie that has been calling him for all these years. The people up there have such a graceful way of living, he said. The Arner Ranch is like being way back in the 1920s; they are still in the same mindset. They have something special up there and they share it. His lunch with a former mayor to line up support for his song celebrating Tampa with a Cuban beat was fast approaching. His bags are packed for Nebraska and the sun is gleaming off the shells of a former Indian mound containing a history that few will ever see. Who is Frank Garcia? The list is long a Navy vet, a songwriter, a lecturer, an author, a promoter, a scientist, a father, a paleontologist and he still likes to sing and dance. He isnt finished yet and in everything he does, he pours megawatts of energy and remains true to himself. He says that his grammar is horrible, but he knows that he can paint pictures. He hopes that readers of his new book will like what he paints. This is a love story, he said referring to the book. It is a love story between people, people who really go up there and find themselves. Up there is real life, it presents itself to you in such a natural and beautiful way that you cant help but get drawn into it. You are out there not only finding this stuff, but you are actually living in it. He takes a breath. Attitude is everything, he said. Its OK to be yourself. Thats important. He hasnt checked his watch yet, but its time for lunch. Frank Garcia will appear at Ybor Grille at 105 East Shell Point Road in Ruskin for a book signing tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone who buys a book will get a free fossil from the Arner Ranch, he said. While supplies last, of course.A Florida Son on the High Plains: A Love Story %  en Garcia with his beloved dog and best friend, Webster in the Rex Room.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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Another is a $1 bid blind auction, she noted. Of course, tasty finger foods and beverages are on the menu, too, with the help of culinary author Lynn Kessel, Smith said. Individual cost of admission to the local take on a Fifty Shades of Grey evening is $10, with a price break given any club or organized group of 10 or more arriving together, she added. Smiths designated charity to receive half of all monies raised during her mayoral race is CARE, the South Ruskin no-kill animal shelter which, she asserted, needs help for the many animals it cares for and shelters. The other half of her contributed votes will help support chamber activities in the coming year. On the following day, Sunday, October 21, Hicks is planning a day-long event sure to appeal to both young and young-atheart admirers of big bikes and competitive poker. When not arranging such activities, shes a member of the staff at Victorias Fifth Avenue Salon, a full-service facility in Apollo Beach. Her Poker Run and Poker Tourney will open with kick stands up at 9 AM that day at the Harley Davidson showroom in downtown Brandon, she said this week. The 60-mile plus run will take the hawg biking convoy from Brandon to a stop at Bobbys Bistro in AB, then on to Peggys Corral in Sarasota, then back to The Rack in Brandon before winding up at The Bad Monkey in Ybor City. she added. Costs to participate in the run have been set at $25 for each biker and $10 for his or her passenger, Hicks said. The cards will be broken out at the Ybor City bar, with multiple tables available for all players anteing up the $25 buy-in and with dealers overseeing the action. The best at playing the decks and keeping poker faces are to get prizes. Hicks chosen charity to receive half of her electioneering funds is the Autism and Disability Research facility at the University of South Florida. She is particularly familiar with the condition and ongoing research to understand it, she said, because a family member is autistic. The remaining half of funds raised from her combined run and tournament also will benefit the SouthShore chamber. The chambers mayoral contest will end October 31, Morrison said, and the first SouthShore Honorary Mayor is to be announced from the main stage during the annual Seafood Festival on November 3. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonWomen take the lead in honorary mayors race %  en South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities n Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. n Monday, Oct. 1 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Salisbury Steak with all the trimmings incl., dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. n Saturday, Oct. 13 Mystery Dinner Theatre put on by the students of East Bay High School, Menu: BBQ Chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato, dessert, 5p.m., only $12 with proceeds to benefit Elks National Foundation. n Monday, Oct. 15 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guest, $7 a person, Menu: Baked Chicken with all the trimmings incl. dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. n Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013, con tact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089.Dollar stretcherWant to live better on the money you already make? Visit www. stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar!Inexpensive gift containersI found an inexpensive way to collect creative gift containers. I keep the glass jars that spaghetti sauce, relish, pickles, salsa, etc. come in. Some of these jars are plain, but some have designs on them that look quite country. They can be used for co-workers, teachers, and mail carriers and hold everything from cookie mixes to candy. Lisa B. in Hopewell, VACopyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.

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10 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012Collins Elementary Terrific Kids announcedThe August Terrific Kids at Collins Elementary which is sponsored by the S.C.C. Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, and SweetBay are: Emma Aberin, Monique Alicea, Anthony Baker, Bricelyn Bedenbaugh, Savanna Bennett, Ianna Borrero, Lleydon Brush, Ryan Bulner, Cameryn Calderon, Gianna Caligiure, Miranda Crocker, Dominic Dottellis, Kenneth Dula, Kayla Duran, Rebecca Fernandes, Mikayla Gordon, Asia Harrison, Antaniyah Henderson, Nylah Hill Mya Hippard, Marcus Holquin, Olivia Igunbor, Elias Jeffries, Victoria Joseforsky, Sophia Kotopka, Nevaeh Lim, Delano Madariaga, Michael McCord, Brianna Miller, Jackson Mueller, Aiden Murphy, Kaden Nguyen, Angela Pero, Kyle Plante, Aleksandar Pusac, Julianna Robinson, Madison Robitialle, Arian Sawyer, Naomi Serrano, Logan Shoop, Sierra Shumake, Aiden Simmons, Annika Sinha, Amari Smith, Lindsey Smith, Ashlee Spaulding, Benigno Czar Torres III, Jayleen Torres, Keaton Varnidoe, Sarah Westcott, Josiah White, Jakeb Williams, Nick Zavatchii. Students demonstrate respectful character traitsRespectful Character Education winners for Collins Elementary which is sponsored by Mimis Caf, Sweetbay, Ruby Tuesdays, Caspers McDonalds are: Rachel Ackey, Joshua Alex, Lola Atkinson, Tristan Bassette, Max Bergman, Brandon Bodon, Olivia Brown, John (Anthony) Bunn, Maria Cerda, Elijah Cooper, Andrew Crone, Savannah Crone, Cody Cundiff, Lauren Dixon, Allaynz Esquilin, Jager Garry, Joshua Greene, Brian Hamilton, Piero Irlanda, Evan Arias-Johnson, Dominic Jones, Michael Jones, Vanessa Joyner, Alyssa King, Jason Mangrum, Tyler Mangrum, Triston McNamee, Lazaro Meza Rodriquez, Aaliyah Miller, Jessmyn Nguyen, Sasha Novikov, CJ Okon, Brianna Omosa, Jacob Pacheco Orengo, Ashlyn Orvik, Ryan Paredes, Emma Pierce, Desiree Rivera, Peter Salmon, Zander Savage, Tyler Skelton, Ilya Smith, Vianne Sotto Megan Talley, Victoria Thurman, Alexa Truscello, Gavin Wakeman, Alicia Watson, Julia Weisberg, Lindsey Westcott, Jenai Whittaker, Amya Willmore. Vets honored by Elks Lodge 2672On Sept. 14, twenty-two veterans from James Haley Hospital were treated to dinner and entertainment at the South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672, located in Ruskin. Each vet was also presented with a $10 gift certificate from Wal-Mart, thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation. Veterans are guests of the Lodge on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Enjoying their outing at the Elks Lodge are: James B. Dormany, Charlie Trott, Antionio Diravo, Bill Dozier, William Moccio, Lee Harvey, Kim Silas, Chris Burnell, Iriel Ramierz, Richard Simmons, Victor Mullens, Tyler Smith, Mark Cribbs, Brenda Plantt, Steven Harbison, Brian Ophus, John Woodard, Wilbur Gebherd, and Christine Hannon. 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. 27 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 First Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m., Steak Dinner from 5 6:30 p.m. $11 pre-paid, $12 at the door Every Sunday Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Grace Thomas named to Clearwater Christian College Womens Soccer TeamGrace Thomas of Wimauma was named to the Clearwater Christian College womens soccer team as a midfielder for the 2012 season. Grace is a freshman Exercise and Sport Science major at Clearwater Christian. A homeschool graduate, she is the daughter of Scott and Amy Thomas of Wimauma. Located on a 138-acre property on Tampa Bay, Clearwater Christian College is home to approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a distinct Christian education in a traditional liberal arts environment. 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. Riverview Branch Library10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights Sept. 27 Oct. 3Toddler Time Thursday, Sept. 27 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. 27 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. 27 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 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. Monday, October 1 4 to 5 p.m. For children. Gino Sassani presents live snakes and reptiles in this educational program about slithery creatures. Computer Tutor Monday, Oct. 1 12 to 1 p.m. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Tuesday, October 2 6:30 to 8 p.m. For adults. Virgina Overstreet introduces plants that grow naturally in Florida. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Story Time Wednesday, October 310:30 to 11 a.m. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. *Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library. The Brandon Ballet will present Tchaikovskys classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Performances will be at Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Dr., Riverview. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for those age 18 and under; and $20 for seniors 55+.For information or to order tickets over the phone, call (813) 684-4282. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.netNutcracker tickets on sale now

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 11 Saturday, Oct. 610 a.m. to 5 p.m. BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories S.R. 674, 1/2 mile west of I-75 813-641-0090 $ 9 90 each Your Hometown FavoriteFROM Resurface your deck at a fraction of the price of replacement Furniture Stops www.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps$12 We Deliver 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 It wasnt until I joined my first Chamber of Commerce years ago that I understood the importance of networking. Im not talking about attending the company reception. Im talking about true networking. Many new jobs have been landed due to being in the right place at the perfect time. Many new accounts have been opened for the same reason. Its how most companies do most of their business. Its human nature to do business only with someone you know and trust. You build a relationship with them. With your hairstylist. With your attorney. Even with your air conditioning repairman. (Especially with your air conditioning repairman!) To get to know these people, you have to be introduced to them and let them get to know you. A business mentor once said Its not called net-sitting. Its not called net-eating. Its called networking. You have to work it to make it work. After all, you want that home health worker who is in a patients home every week to call YOU when they notice something awry thats a service you provide. Or you want that attorney to refer their client to YOU when they discover a need not being met. Our Chamber has a variety of business industries represented; some are business to consumer (lawyers, physicians, retail outlets, restaurants) and some are business to business (specialty advertising, office supplies, printers and consultants.) Often, a business is both. We offer our members plenty of opportunities to network. There are monthly coffees and business after hours events, not to mention our monthly membership luncheon and our weekly Exchange networking on Fridays. This Thursday, Sept. 27, we will hold our largest business after hours event, Schmoozapalooza! Its open to all local chamber members and their guests and will be held waterside at Little Harbor Resort, Ruskin. While we will still be networking, we can enjoy the cool bay breezes and glorious sunset overlooking the water and the skyline of St. Pete. The resort always puts out a veritable feast of scrumptious goodies, as well. They have partnered with Gettel Automotive Group who will have several new cars for all of us to drool over. There will be scores of people there you have never met. In other words, there will be plenty of potential new customers and plenty of fellow business people who can refer customers to you. All you have to do is attend and hold out your hand. Say hello to all of your friends, but make sure to strike up a conversation with the complete strangers. It may feel a little odd at first, but remember they are there to meet you too! Bring plenty of business cards you want all of these new contacts and friends to know how to get in touch with you. So slap on some comfortable shoes (it will be outside, after all) and come down to the Resort at Little Harbor this Thursday evening after work. And get your networking game on! Itll be the easiest work youve done all day.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Dont miss Schmoozapalooza!Volunteer and explore Cockroach Bay Aquatic PreserveHillsborough County is celebrating National Public Lands Day by offering a unique opportunity to volunteer and explore Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, 3709 Gulf City Rd. in Ruskin. The event will be held 9 a.m. noon on Satuday, Sept. 29. Volunteer work during this clean up and beautification project includes trimming, removing vegetation, and picking up litter throughout the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve. Once clean-up is complete, volunteers will have nature and bird-watching opportunities as they explore the trails and numerous bodies of water throughout the preserve. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen, gloves, a hat and insect repellent. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve is part of Hillsborough Countys Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP), which was established to conserve and protect lands that have environmentally unique, irreplaceable and valued ecological resources. Parks, Recreation and Conservation manages more than 60,000 acres of environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and corridors acquired through ELAPP. Those wishing to participate can register by contacting Sherri Wilson, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, at (813) 671-7754, ext. 207.

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12 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening .....................M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 BIG BENDSTORAGE 301 75 N 813-741-9220 813-741-9220 CARDS Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTERLOOKING FOR STORAGE? SouthShore Regional Library Adult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Attention Clubs.. Send your news and events to new@observernews.net. Deadline for press releases is 4 p.m. every Thursday prior to publication. Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Elder Law Seminar tion and education regarding legal Mouse and Keyboard Chair Yoga* eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps on the Kindle or any device using the English Conversation Class Paper Crafting for Adults Mah Jongg Club* Register in advance* SouthShore Needle People *Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 273-3652.South Bay Church to host Family Fall Fest Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests.UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday Wednesday 4th Wednesday of the month, Thursday Friday Includes burgers and sides Riverview Moose activities Sunday Sept. 29 Sept. 29

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 13 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., Oct. 44:00 p.m. Sun City Center At Canine Cabana, dogs get their (homecoming) day MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS It was a big week of events for the dogs at Canine Cabana in Riverview, ending with a football-themed Doggy Homecoming Day on Friday. No mere kennel, Canine Cabana is a place where dogs can go to have fun and also to learn. Teaching proper behavior is a part of the mission of the four-year-old business. It is a school, an occa sional refuge and a doggy daycare filled with loving and caring staff for animals that are today considered part of our families. We typi cally have 40 to 50 here for daycare, said co-owner Kendal Duncan. We have more still for lodging. The dogs know us, when they come into the door they rush right in! We dont yell, we teach and we never leave a group unattended. When asked if teaching dogs is harder than children, Duncan, a mother, responded with a laugh, Well, you cant crate children! But like all parents she added, You cant do this for the money, you do this because you love animals. Canine Cabana is an award-winning, locally-owned and operated business that is located off Bloomingdale Blvd, at 9708 Carr Road. For information, visit their website at www.caninecabana.biz or call Duncan or co-owner Angie Frazier at (813) 672-WOOF.

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14 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! 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 dont show up, I send a card. If I get no response, I call. If I still dont get a response, I go and check on them to be sure theyre OK. Bill Hatfield is especially interested in collecting the special state quarters that began coming out in 1999. They all have something special on them about their state, like the Statue of Liberty for New York, astronaut John Glenn for Ohio. He says he has a Sacagawea golden dollar which is only gold in color, not precious metalof which he is proud. Sacagawea was the Indian guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition, he explained. The local clubs are part of FUNthe Florida United Numismatistswhich is the proper name for coin collector. FUN is a member of the ANA, or American Numismatist Association.Coin club teaches history %  en The show, held at the American Legion on the corner of Hannaway Drive and U.S. 301 in Riverview, attracted so many the club had to search for a larger venue. The ANA is the only private club chartered by Congress, according to Palermo. You can find out all about the ANA by visiting www.money.org. Any money the club makes is used for education. In the summer, a 16-year old member was sent to the annual ANA convention in Colorado Springs. This year, were having an essay contest to decide which member gets to go, Palermo said. Many things are learned at the national seminars that can be brought back and shared with the club, and at school and library teach-ins, he added. The Brandon club accepts members from all over the county and wants to obtain more members from South County. It is currently getting ready for a coin show at the Brandon Elks Lodge Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To find out more about the club, call Palermo at (813) 361-0740. Week 4 prep footballPrep football results Spoto (1-2) defeated Middleton (1-3) 8-0 Lennard (0-4) fell to Robinson (4-0) 6-63 Bloomingdale (2-2) fell to Tampa Catholic (4-0) 7-12 Riverview (2-1) fell to Plant City (3-1) 14-34 East Bay (1-3) fell to Newsome (1-3) 22-30 Brandon (0-3) fell to Durant (3-0) 0-36 Games this week (Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.): Riverview visits Bloomingdale Brandon hosts Sickles; Spoto hosts Jesuit Lennard visits Berkely Prep East Bay has the week off MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 15 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 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. Symmes Elementary welcomes new principal MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO %  en mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Symmes Elementary School in Riverview has welcomed a new principal. Dr. Julie Hasson filled the top post, beginning just last week. Dr. Hasson moved to Hillsborough County in 2000 and began her career here teaching at Lithia Springs Elementary, rising to become assistant principal in 2006. In 2009, she opened Stowers Elementary in Lithia as the assistant principal. Last Symmes Elementary School principal Dr. Julie Hassonyear she earned her doctorate in educational leadership at Rollins College in Winter Park. I feel that it is important to share my personal leadership vision as a part of my entry plan, she wrote in a web biography that included the detailed plan. I believe that more than curriculum or resources, the greatest impact on students emanates from the people in a school. Therefore, relationships are at the heart of a schools success. Hiring the best people and then empowering them to make decisions and feel ownership are keys to leading a high performing school. I believe in shared leadership, but also in holding people accountable for the success of our students. Dr. Hasson has set goals to reach success as part of a plan that would be the envy of some corporations. Amidst the actionable and accountable items in her plan, and the acknowledgement that the teachers and staff in the school are the resources for success, is the very real awareness that she is working with the greatest resource of all the children in her school. She and the teachers will be helping to shape a successful future for the children, something that may not be fully measurable for years to come. It makes a difference to go into this with a plan, Dr. Hasson said. For a school administrator there is the management aspect, managing the school environment. We have to have the management piece. And there is the educational aspect that we have to balance, with our teachers focused on that. We are focusing on educational leadership. Were looking at the business methods to make that efficient and effective. Together, those aspects are to come together to fill the schools vision: Lillian Symmes Elementary students will develop skills necessary to become productive members of society as lifelong learners and decision makers. After just five days at the helm of the school, Dr. Hasson opened the doors to the media center on Friday, inviting parents and members of the community in for a meet-and-greet session. What did she think after hitting the ground running with school already in session? Its been a really great week, she said with a cheerful smile. Information about Symmes Elementary can be found on the web at symmes.mysdhc.org. Pork dinner offered South Bay Church is offering a pork loin dinner complete with yellow rice and black beans Sunday, Oct. 7. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. after the first worship service, and continue until 1 p.m. or until all dinners are sold. Take outs available, $6 per meal. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 South, just south of Big Bend Road, in Riverview. Visit the website at www.SouthBay.cc or call 813-677-0721 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 17 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) 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* It seems that the baitfish in the bay, love the rain. Since the week of now and then heavy showers, the waterways are teeming with baitfish. Baitfish is the common term given to a multitude of small, schooling fish whose main claim to fame is that they are a food souce to the larger fish. With fifty or more species of baitfish, Florida has six which are more prevalent in our waterways. The Spanish Sardine is a popular baitfish with local anglers. It is from the herring family with a torpedo shaped silvery body. Its back is dark blue and it has a round belly. Some Spanish Sardines may reach the length of 9 inches. Often you hear a fish was caught with Greenbacks. This is an Atlantic thread herring. Its body is round, with a pointed head and thread streamers, which trail from the back of a lone dorsal with a greenishblack color. Ballyhoo and balao are most often found in our South Florida waterways. They are slim, sharpbeaked and silver with a greenish back. They grow up to l6 inches and are used for bait when catching sailfish,wahoo, or dolphin. Goggle eyes is a big-eyed scad, so called because its eye is larger than its snout length. This fish is most often used by commercial anglers. One baitfish called Fatback is used for blue crab catches. It has a pudgy body, is big eyed and has enlarged scales and flesh which is oily. Cigar baitfish is used in our By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Fishing is all about the baitbay waters. Its spine is sharp, and should be handled cautiously. Baitfish schools appear tighter and more compact during daytime hours. Baitfish are fast-growing fish with a life span of almost four years. They are the middlemen of the marine realm. No complaints this week on the redfish bite. Many anglers have arrived ashore with their one legal catch of redfish this week. If you hit the right Honey Hole, you can catch and release them for hours. Kingfish most often arrive with the cooler weather but dont visit us long. Most often they arrive around the second week of October. There is an artificial reef off the shores of Little Harbor and for those who stay close to shore, try fishing around this artificial reef. It produces a variety of catches. Another in-shore spot is The Kitchen, south of the mouth of the Alafia River in the waters of Bullfrog Creek, where a variety of catches take place daily. Some fish there the entire day, and come home with enough fish for their dinner and give the rest to their neighbors. Spanish mackerel are around the ships channel, Piney Point, mouth of both rivers, the Alafia and the Little Manatee. It is a small, tasty pan fish. You may catch l5 per day l2 in. fork. Cobia are still roaming and not only in the TECO water flow in Apollo Beach. Several have been boated in the bay waters this week. This is a game fish and will give you a good fight before you boat it. Sheepshead are King of pier catching this week, along with a few flounder. Fresh water catfish are hungry and many have been on dinner tables this week. Our lakes, and freshwaters of upper Little Manatee and Alafia rivers yield fresh-water catches. Most people know that our mangroves are protected by law. I overheard a conversation this week about a person living on the bay who cut down his mangroves because they shut off his view. A good-hearted neighbor reported him, and he was fined thousands of dollars. Slight trimming is ok, but dont cut them down and maybe you also should know your neighbors Floridians often take our fishing for granted, but people all over the world light up like city lights when someone speaks of fishing in Florida. Football season is here and the Rays are winding down, dont get so involved that you dont have time to fish. Tabletop angels focus of next Sewing Guild eventThe Brandon/Eastbay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 East Sadie St. in Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. The program will be given by Carol Schindler, who will show attendees how to make her holiday tabletop angel, as requested by members. Carol will also share some of her beautiful garments and accessories. As always, newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Darlene Youmans at (813) 671-8852.

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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! Returns to Ruskin This Weekend!On the corner of (site of the old Coffee Cup) | For more info call 813-732-5338 Come out and get your.... and SO much more!This Sunday,Sept. 3010 a.m.3 p.m. Community & Farmers Market St. Anne BingoCome celebrate the 2nd AnniversaryTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 BIGGER JACKPOTS DOOR PRIZES FREE GAME STRIP FREE CAKE Mystery Guest CallerSt. Anne Catholic Church Order your evergreen wreath Oct. 1 Beginning October 1, you will be able to order a 22 live noble fir evergreen wreath from any Sun Center Lions member. Cost is $21 and must be paid at time of order. The wreaths will arrive with a red velvet waterproof bow and some trimmings. All orders and money must be in no later than Friday, November 2, for delivery the week after Thanksgiving. You may also order a wreath to send to a loved one or a friend -prices vary on these and your local SCC Lion will have all the infor mation for you. There will be a sample avail able the middle of October, plus the Lions will have pictures. The Lions will be present at the Trash and Treasures function on October 13 and Hi Neighbor on November 1. You will be able to place an or der then. Wouldnt you just love to have one of these beautiful wreaths hanging on your door or wall for the holidays? If you dont know a SCC Lions Club member, call Gloria and Gene Deiss at 634-1978, Rich Cohen at 597-5368, or Ellen and Terry McGovern at 633-4202.The SCC Lions meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grill, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard in Sun City Center. Lunch is at 11:00 a.m. and meeting starts promptly at noon. For more information, call 633-4202.All Veterans Reunion in Crystal RiverAmerican Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday Oct.14 to Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute open all week. Live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a WW2 and Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our na tion free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. For vendor applications email Richard Mass at richardmass@ tampabay.rr.com. For all other information visit www. NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org. Veterans organizations, military, commercial and other vendors still needed. Deadline is Sept. 30. Vendor spaces: 10ft. X 10ft. is $175 a 15ft. X 15ft. is $250. Larger spaces are $1.25 per sq. ft. Limited power sites $35 extra plus 6% sales tax. Application deadline is Sept. 30. Vendors may set up after 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Tent campsites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. Location is seven miles north of Crystal River, FL, at Holcim Corp. Properties at Red Level, FL. Look for signs. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday, Oct. 14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-5796190, Tom Gallagher 352-8601629. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s build ing fund. 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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 19 SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Programs Sept. 27Oct. 3Teen Night: Game Zone* Family Story Time Family Artists Baby Time Mad Hatter Tea Party* Toddler Time Story Time Teen/Adult Drawing* The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Sun City Kiwanis.Terrific Kids for September at Cypress Creek Elementary School Riverview VFW offers rockin, boppin Sock Hop A rockin, boppin Sock Hop will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at VFW Post 8108. The idea is to dance the night away to the sounds of the 50s and 60s. Roast-beef sandwiches and French fries will be served for $6 until 6 p.m., as well as banana splits for $2. Music starts after dinner. A dance contest and costume contest will be part of the evening, although costumes are optional. Proceeds from the Sock Hop will supply telephone calling cards for troops overseas. VFW Post 8108 is at 7504 Riverview Dr., Riverview. For more information, contact Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Smith at (813) 671-1564. Ruskin Seafood Festival seeks sponsorsThe 24th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival, scheduled for Nov. 3 & 4 in the towns E.G. Simmons Park, is seeking official sponsors. Called The Largest Annual Event in South Hillsborough County by the Tampa Business Journal, the festival features seafood, an arts and crafts showcase, nonprofit and environmental exhibits, a boating and fishing expo, an interactive kids Fun Land area, local business vendors and live music. According to the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, average attendance each year is approximately 20,000. We want to give official sponsors the most bang for their buck, says Melanie Morrison, executive director of the chamber. Leading up to this event, during the event, and after the event, we want to give sponsors the opportunity to put their business name and image directly into the hands of thousands of potential customers. Depending on the level of commitment, sponsors may be mentioned/seen in promotional materials, local and regional newspapers, on the official festival website and social media, in press releases, and in printed material, including on-site banners, booth space, daily PA announcements and possible television coverage. For more information, call (813) 645-3808 or visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org. C.A.R.E.Pets of the week 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) 645-2273.Midnight IggyIggy is a handsome Boxer who lost his home when his owner was in a serious car crash. He is a big boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Iggy enjoys a game of tag out in the yard. He is super sweet too! Iggy is neutered, house broken, and ok around kids. As part of his adoption he will be micro chipped and brought up to date on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2007

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20 SEPTEMBER 27, 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. Joseph Jack McDonaldJoseph Jack McDonald, 91, of Tampa, passed away on September 13, 2012. Born and raised near the shores of Tampa Bay, he was a true Florida Cracker and Southern maverick who built his own fishing cabins and blue crab traps, and who could smoke a mullet so moist the neighbors would line up for a stack. To those in the criminal justice system, he was known as a savvy Tampa Police Detective who helped bust some of the citys biggest mafia rackets. Jacks exuberance for life and investigation moved him to join the U.S. Air Corps in 1942 and, as a radar instructor, he taught pilots how to navigate over precarious international waters. Returning home in 1946, he earned a badge at the Tampa Police Department and started walking a beat on downtown streets, including then-infamous Skid Row. As he swiftly climbed ranks to Patrolman and ultimately Sergeant-Detective, he met and married beautiful Tampa native Marguerite Olivia. Like Jack, Marguerite loved to fish and hunt, and in 1970 they Area Obituaries Bettylou LewersMrs. Bettylou Quilhot Lewers, 79, of Lake Wales, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lake Wales Medical Center, of heart failure. She was born October 20, 1932 in Highland Park, Michigan, and moved to Lake Wales 13 years ago from Ruskin. Alongside her husband Phillip she was the retired owner of the Lewers Funeral Home. She was a graduate of Manatee High School. Even with her busy career, she maintained a life of service and charity. She served in many offices for the Cancer Board, March of Dimes, American Foreign Student Exchange, PTA, Ruskin Junior Womans Club, the South Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, Ruskin Fire Department and Civil Defense, the Order of the Eastern Star DeSoto Chapter #201, and the Ruskin United Methodist Church. She was honored in 1966 as the Ruskin Woman of the Year and the Outstanding Young Woman of America. Bettylou is survived by her high school sweetheart and beloved husband of 62 years Phillip, daughters Terry Sollazzo of Valrico and Tracy Penaloza of Ruskin, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, her twin brother Arthur Quilhot of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and her sister Roberta Hurdle of Fullerton, California. She was preceded in death by her daughter Toni Sumner, a sister Janet Potter, and her parents G.R. Quilhot and Josephine Jones. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Ruskin Memorial Park. Fall Crafts Festival is Oct. 19-20The Second Annual Prince of Peace Fall Festival of Crafts will be held Oct. 19 and 20, and will provide the opportunity to start holiday shopping early. Forty-five crafters and artists will be at the festival, displaying quilted items, jewelry, original artwork, floral items, ceramics, hand knits, toys, holiday decor and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available for sale both days as well as a bake sale, all sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. Doors will be open 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19; on Saturday, the hours are 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Lynn at (941)723-8431.SCC Chamber Players begin 3rd season at Methodist ChurchThe Sun City Chamber Players will kick off their concert season at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at the United Methodist Church on West Del Webb Blvd., which is once again hosting the groups season. The opening concert features the Gypsy Piano Trio by Joseph Haydn, the little-heard String Quartet in F Major by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, and Felix Mendelssohns String Quintet in B Major, Op 87. The Sun City Chamber Players is a group of professional musicians from the west coast of Florida who gather together to provide performances selected from the best of the chamber music repertoire. Each performance features a different number of players, from two up to full chamber orchestra. The ensemble will be performing two more concerts at the United Methodist Church on Friday, Jan. 4 and Apr. 19, both at 7 p.m. A donation of just $10 is requestd at the door on the evening of the concert. For additioznal information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (8130 634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodzist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. joined a deer-hunting expedition in Colorado. There in deep snow banks, Marguerite the lone woman on the hunt bagged two hefty 8-point bucks. Jack couldnt have been happier. Ultimately, Jack was drawn to the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. In tiny, backwoods Aripeka, 50 miles north of Tampa, he and his brother, James, built a two-story Cracker cabin at lands end that became an enchanting retreat for generations of family and friends. At low tide, they could wade to a piece of land Jack named Arrowhead Island for the perfectly-preserved arrowheads left by 19th-century American Indians. His children and grandchildren thrilled to join Jack on arrowhead hunts while chasing fiddler crabs down their muddy holes. At night, Jack led floundergigging trips in his aluminum skiff, then everyone would play poker beside star-lit waters. Players had to return any winnings at the end of the game because, after all, that was the law. In 1997, he and Marguerite moved to Sun City Center and began what Jack called the high life. He loved sunset dinners with the neighbors, who swear his sweetheart disposition gave no clue of a man who once hunted hardened criminals for a living. No, in Sun City Center, every day is Saturday and Sunday, Jack would say. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marguerite; and his brother James McDonald. He is survived by two daughters, Duane Landers of Tampa, and Tommie (Larry) Thompson of Tennessee; sister-in-law Lois McDonald of Tampa and her two daughters, Ann (Raymond) of Tampa, and Aline of Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be in October on the bridge at Norfleet Fish Camp in Aripeka.Glenn Jeannette SpisakGlenn Jean Spisak of Ruskin passed away at Tampa Bay Hospital under the care of LifePath Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Jean was born in Knoxville, TN, Jan. 13, 1930, and lived in Redford and Southfield Michigan until moving to Florida in 1970. She is survived by her children Diana Lynn (Mike) Lovchuk of Apollo Beach, Cathy Lee (Art) Hoffmeyer of Wolverine Lake, MI, and Douglas Edward McNear of Ruskin. She is also survived by grandchildren Scotty W. Walker and greatgrandchildren Brianna, Becky and Tyler of Sullivan, MO; Todd Coughlin and great-grandchildren Devan and Madison of Wixon, MI; Trace Coughlin of Indianapollis; Danny Coughlin of Redford, MI; and Kimberly Coughlin and great-grandchildren Elxis & Calista of Wixon, MI. Nieces are Laura Edge, Ellen WittBett, Ruth Webber, Stormy McGuire, Cindy Moss and Jennifer Gonterman, all of Michigan. Nephew is George Korby. Extended family includes Michael Lovchuk and his children Kendall & Alex of Panama City; Katie Nehls and her children Mikey and Matthew of Palm Harbor; and Sherry Lail and her children Brandon, Dena, Kate, Diana and Edgar of West Palm Beach. Jean was a longtime member of Ruskin Women of the Moose Lodge #813, holding all chairs possible up to Senior Regent. She was in several Christmas shows portraying Brenda Lee or playing the piano. She fostered several German Shepherds for the Southeastern Guide Dog School in Ellenton, FL. She later adopted two greyhounds, Sherry and Beth. Jean worked at the Shopper Observer News, starting in 1978 as a typesetter until her retirement Oct. 12, 2007. She loved her job and the family that she worked with. Jean was clever, quickwittted and comical and always worked hard. The Shopper Observer News was her life. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Cremation & Burial Society of Ruskin. Funeral will be Friday, Sept. 28, at 11:00 a.m. at National Cremation & Burial Society of Ruskin. Internment will be at Ruskin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Southeastern Guide Dog School or LifePath Hospice.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 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. Southern gospel Dominion Quartet to perform at United Methodist Church The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes the southern gospel Dominion Quartet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. The group was formed several years ago with a calling to share the word of God and message of salvation through their close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals. The Quartet performs all over the eastern part of the United States. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about the group and to hear samples of their music, visit www.thedominionquartet.com. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the SCC United Methodist Church, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539 or visit the website at www. sccumc.com. NOSHFest planners are (standing, from left): Monica Frost, Randi Lannak, Gayle Borgen, Carolyn Miller, Judy Jacobson, Judith Pliner, Hank Mart, Sheryl Finke and Gerald Pliner. Seated, from left: Jill Oppolo, Lauren Shaw, Sandra Roberts and Toby Koch.On Sunday, Nov. 4, Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will host its first Jewish Food Festival called NOSHFest Brandon, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Donations of food items to support local food banks will be gratefully accepted. NOSHFest Brandon will provide traditional, tasty Jewish cuisine such as potato latkes, kugel, corned beef sandwiches, brisket, challah, bagels and cream cheese, rugelach, mandelbrot and, of course, chicken soup. Food is so central to Jewish holidays and observances and NOSH Fest is a fun and meaningful way to share our traditions with others, says Rabbi Betsy Torop. Entertainment will include the music of the Mike Eisenstadt Band, dancing, dramatization of a Jewish wedding, games, Torah Tots with the Rabbi, a shofar-NOSHFest promises yummy tastes of Jewish cuisine on Nov. 4blowing contest, a hot-dog-eating contest, crafts for kids, tours of the synagogue, and more. NOSHFest Brandon is made possible with a grant from Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation. Tampa Jewish Family Services provides 5,000 full bags of food to families of all faiths in Hillsborough County each year through its Community Food Bank program in Brandon and Citrus Park. Tampa Jewish Family Services is pleased to participate in NOSHFest Brandon and appreciates being a beneficiary of the event. The donation of canned food items will help our agency serve hundreds of families in need each month in Brandon and all of Hillsborough County, says Michael Barnett, CEO of Tampa Jewish Family Services. For more information about the festival, visit www.noshfestbrandon.com or call (813) 681-6547.Alafia to host Thanksgiving Service Nov. 21The Alafia Ministerial Association will host its 27th Annual Alafia Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Ave., Riverview. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable food, new or likenew blankets, socks, shoes and toys for distribution to the neediest. This years recipient ministry is Full Gospel Revival Ministries. For more information, contact Rev. Don Faling, Gateway of the Nazarene, (813) 677-2519.Womens Bible study group The Womens Interdenominational Bible study group meets each Monday 9:30 11:00 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church on West Del Webb Blvd., for in-depth study, music and great fellowship. For more information, call (813) 633-9083. Sisterhood of Beth Israel to meetSummer has faded into Autumn, and that means a new season of events and programming for Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center. Their first Sisterhood meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Debbie Brown, Investigator for Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, will discuss Scams, Schemes and Scoundrels. Information on identity theft, consumer fraud, and fraudulent tax returns are among the subjects she will discuss. Numerous take-home materials will also be provided.Cedarkirk Camp sponsors senior adult retreatA day retreat at Cedarkirk Camp at nearby Lithia will be held 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and is designed specifically for adults 55 and older. Highlights of the event include a delicious home-cooked lunch, a music program, and the leadership of an inspirational speaker. There will also be time to enjoy the beauty of Gods creation with options for hiking, games, or relaxing in rocking chairs on the back porch. The price is $12, which includes lunch and all activities. Space is limited, so register early. People may register as individuals or as a group by contacting the camp office at (813) 685-4224 or emailing karin@cedarkirk.org.Trinity Baptist Church begins expansion projectTrinity Baptist Church held a ground-breaking ceremony in August to kick off its expansion plans. The church has outgrown its present facility and has a threephase expansion plan. The church has just raised $407,000 for phase I, which will be an expansion of the parking lot, with 103 additional spaces. Phase II will be a new drive-through to allow traffic to flow both ways, and phase III will be a 10,000-squarefoot threestory building addition. The building addition will consist of Sunday School classrooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a new choir room. 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22 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 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 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 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 Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton such as over-crowding there. fr-CHMyrna Persinger and others are fr-CH also worried because the women fr-CH they see and write to are not fr-CH eligible for parole, even though fr-CH they have as many as 15-to-30 fr-CH years left to serve and have been fr-CH (or were being) rehabilitated fr-CH under the faith and character-fr-CH based system operated by staff fr-CH and volunteer cooperation at HCI.fr-CH The local group took their cause fr-CH to State Sen. Ronda Storms, who, fr-CH in a Sept. 24 interview, stated that fr-CH The faith-based prison, along fr-CH with its 400-plus volunteers, truly fr-CH influenced and helped change fr-CH lives. I think it is a true shame it fr-CH has been dismantled. I am a pretty fr-CH tough law and order legislator, fr-CH but I am a strong supporter fr-CH of restorative justice. Society fr-CH has a keen interest in returning fr-CH women prisoners to the general fr-CH population who will be less likely fr-CH to return to a life of crime, and fr-CH HCI offered that rare attribute to fr-CH our state. What a shame.fr-CH She also questions the rating fr-CH system used by the Florida fr-CH Department of Corrections at fr-CH least in the case of HCI in a fr-CH phased closing of many prisons fr-CH and youth detention centers in fr-CH cost-cutting measures between fr-CH March 2011 and Aug. 2012.fr-CH The rating the DOC used to fr-CH reflect the cost of maintaining fr-CH the prison per inmate inflated the fr-CH true cost because HCI provided fr-CH medical care to inmates from fr-CH surrounding facilities, Storms fr-CH said. In my view, inmates fr-CH transported from other facilities fr-CH should be calculated against the fr-CH sending facility if that is where fr-CH the inmate satisfies her prison fr-CH sentence. Yet, the DOC used those fr-CH skewed numbers to inflate the fr-CH cost of providing care to inmates fr-CH and justify closing the prison.fr-CH Storms went on to say she fr-CH felt it was a priority for the fr-CH DOC to close the Hillsborough fr-CH Correctional Institute and the fr-CH rating system was merely a fr-CH way for them to validate that fr-CH argument.fr-CH The volunteers say the arbitrary fr-CH rating system could have been fr-CH used at other facilities as well. fr-CH In telephone interviews fr-CH performed between Sept. 19 and fr-CH Sept. 24, the Florida Department fr-CH of Corrections in Tallahassee fr-CH reported that the closings around fr-CH the state will save taxpayers fr-CH approximately $25 million in fr-CH costs and $30 million to the State fr-CH budget. fr-CH Besides HCI, other adult prisons fr-CH that were closed include the fr-CH Brevard Correctional Institution fr-CH in Cocoa Beach; Hendry CI fr-CH in Immokalee; Tallahassee fr-CH Road Prison; Lowell CI Boot fr-CH Camp; and Sumter Boot Camp. fr-CH Additionally, some youth fr-CH detention facilities were closed fr-CH and adult inmates that required fr-CH close management were moved fr-CH out of Charlotte CI in Punta fr-CH Gorda to other institutions making fr-CH room for transferred inmates that fr-CH did not require as tight a facility. fr-CH In the 1990s, the Manatee fr-CH County Jail was moved from fr-CH downtown Bradenton to the fr-CH Manatee Correctional Facility at fr-CH Port Manatee and still remains fr-CH there although a youth boot camp fr-CH operated at that site has been fr-CH closed, according to Manatee fr-CH sheriffs spokesman Dave fr-CH Bristow.fr-CH The DOC maintains that even fr-CH though they will save millions, fr-CH the closings were not budgetary-fr-CH based. fr-CH There are fewer inmates, said fr-CH DOC spokeswoman Jo Ellyn fr-CH Rackleff in Tallahassee. As of fr-CH 2010, many other states have also fr-CH closed or are now closing both fr-CH adult and juvenile facilities amid a fr-CH climate of fewer arrests.fr-CH Persinger and fr-CH Sharon Whiddon fr-CH of Sun City fr-CH Center, both who fr-CH volunteered at HCI, fr-CH are two who say fr-CH they wonder how fr-CH there can be fewer fr-CH people in prison fr-CH now that there is no fr-CH system of parole.fr-CH Some of the women we knew fr-CH (at HCI) had long terms to serve fr-CH and the system no longer allows fr-CH them to go before a parole board fr-CH and request early release, fr-CH she said. In fact, there was a fr-CH petition effort that needed 50,000 fr-CH signatures to go to Gov. (Rick) fr-CH Scott but the leaders of that drive fr-CH met with him in August and did fr-CH not have the required number of fr-CH signatures, Persinger said. (The fr-CH petition and background, contact fr-CH names and all other information fr-CH about the lack of parole may fr-CH be found at http://www.fr-CH forgottenmajority.com/.)fr-CH According to the DOC web fr-CHsite, http://www.dc.state.fl.us/fr-CH pub/timeserv/doing/index.html, fr-CH as of 1994 legislative action fr-CH eliminated parole except for those fr-CH serving life sentences who may fr-CH request a hearing after serving fr-CH 25 years. Some people who were fr-CH incarcerated before 1984 when fr-CH new policies first started have also fr-CH been grandfathered in so that they fr-CH may request parole.fr-CH Local volunteers who work fr-CH with the women transferred from Volunteers enlist Senators help with questions about prison closings %  enfr-CHfr-CH fr-CH fr-CH fr-CH fr-CH fr-CH fr-CHHCI have not given up on trying fr-CH to help them though, including fr-CH working with Storms office fr-CH to see what can be done about fr-CH reinitiating parole.fr-CH The Department of Juvenile fr-CH Justice, however, when fr-CH questioned by telephone last fr-CH week, said its decisions to close fr-CH youth facilities was made chiefly fr-CH to accommodate a fr-CH shrinking budget. fr-CH C. J. Drake, the fr-CH spokesman named fr-CH many newly-closed fr-CH facilities around the fr-CH state besides Tampa fr-CH East Detention fr-CH Center and said fr-CH that the 2011/2012 fr-CH budget had been fr-CH reduced by $67 million, and had fr-CH eliminated 600 positions, almost fr-CH 500 of which had been vacated by fr-CH attrition when cut. fr-CH An email followed, quoting fr-CH statements made by Gov. Rick fr-CH Scott when signing the legislation fr-CH into law, where Scott said The fr-CH State of Florida is embarking in a fr-CH new strategic direction for treating fr-CH youth in juvenile facilities this fr-CH is a profound shift in how the fr-CH agency has historically handled fr-CH juvenile offenders and we fr-CH will be reforming our residential fr-CH practices and community systems fr-CH to comply with the new systems. fr-CH Juvenile offenders from South fr-CH County will now join those fr-CH from other areas of the county fr-CH in the West Detention Center fr-CH near Raymond James Stadium in fr-CH Tampa.fr-CH The real estate and buildings fr-CH vacated did not belong to the fr-CH DOC or DJJ, and have been fr-CH returned to the State of Florida. fr-CH There is no word yet from fr-CH Tallahassee as to how they will fr-CH be used (or if they will be sold) in fr-CH the future. Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. n Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which de vices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! n Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. n Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Crate 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.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23septemSEPTEMBerER 27, 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 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONALTThank you S St. Jude & S St A Anthony for prayers answered. BK 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! 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 SaALeEMoving S S ale/ Open House 513 F Flamingo D Dr., A Apollo Beach. F Friday & S S aturday, S S ept. 28 & 29, 8am-2pm. 2033 Prestancia L Lane S SCC. T Thursday & F Friday (27& 28) 9am-1pm. S S aturday (29) 9am-11am. L L ots of goodies. A 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 donateS S ept. 28 & 29,7:30am-1pm. 320 Club Manor D Dr., S SCC. L Lots of good stuff!! Moving sale. 9/28 & 9/29, 8am-2pm. 5220 Clover Mist D D r., A A pollo Beach, Braemar subdivision. GGates open Moving sale. 1634 Bonita Bluff Ct. R Ruskin, Mira L Lago. F Friday 5:30pm. 7:30pm. S S aturday 8am-10am. N Name brand clothing (adult, children, baby boy) lots of A A bercrombie & Justice, jewelry, table/ chairs set, furniture, toys, cribs, crib bedding, video games, movies, home decor, lots of misc. Yard sale. F Friday N Noon-? S Saturday & S S unday, 8am-? Misc. items. 1403 R R iver D D r., S S W, R R uskin. Clothes, furniture, kitchenware, etc.G G arage sale. 402 10th S S t., S S W, R Ruskin. S Saturday & S Sunday, S Sept 29 & 30, 8am-3pm. I I tems mostly new, clothing, household, shoes, purses, toys, sports, books, exer cise bike, water cooler. S Something for everyone. Moving sale. S Sept 28 & 29. 121 Wintersong L Lane, S SCC. 8am-2pm. L Lots of furniture & more 1728 Coco Palm Circle, S SCC. 8am3pm. S S ept. 28 & 29. Collectibles, glassware, tools, furniture, Christ mas. GGreat deals, great prices. We have cleaned out the house, attic, closets & shed, you would not believe what we uncovered. T Tools to home decor and a lot in between. S Something for everyone. F Friday 28 & S Saturday 29, 520 F Florida Circle N North, A Apollo Beach. 7:30am-3pm. N No early birds. Halloween is Coming!Great ideas and materials for costumesAlways Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Cell: 382-7536 Your local dealer for over 23 years Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins 314 AntiNTIQuesUES/CoOLLectiECTIBLeE4.5k diamond, gold ring. $2,500 value for $1,100. Call 813-6453851 330 FurnitureURNITUREMid century white & chrome credenza & buffet, $850 obo. 4 pc black cast iron patio set, excellent condition. $500. 813-362-3751 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 MARINE400 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeEStorage Rameys BBusiness Park DDollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813-849-1469S South Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.S SouthBaySStorage.com210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? Your neighborhood printer. Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 26, 28 & 29Purse and Shoe SaleBuy a purse or shoes, get a purse or shoes Free NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Beautiful house with beautiful treasures! Dont miss out!Contents Include LIKE NEW Furniture: Flowered Broyhill sofa & matching loveseat; Broyhill cream swivel rockers; drop-leaf table; side chairs; wrought iron sofa, coffee and end tables; beautiful glass-top dinette wood lift-up coffee table & matching lamp tables; cream queen bedroom set; cherry bedroom furniture; gorgeous wicker patio set; 3-pc patio set with swivel rockers; art; glassware; home decor; collection of hat pins and MORE.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 303 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 27 & 28 7a.m. NOON Y ou can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net for your business Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 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

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 TTHEE SSHOPPERPPER RERENTT ALSS600 MM.H. HOUSSING550 PRPROF. SERSER VICESES650 SERSER VICESES700 REREAL ESTEST ATE TE500 705 clCLEaningANINGHave a nice day 565 MM.H. inIN PaPARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 Wa A TERfFRonONT RREnNTal ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 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 REnNT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 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 55+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813-633-5537 612 APTS foFOR RREnNTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 2br/1ba apt for rent. Bahia Beach area. Utilities included $900 monthly. Call Kent 813-701-4194613 ConONDoOS foFOR RREnNTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Sun City Center, 55+ 2br/2ba, furnished, washer, dryer, no smoking, no pets. $1,500 monthly 402-4205444 Kings Point, 2br/2ba, all appliances, fully furnished. Annual $850 monthly, seasonal (4 mo. minimum) $1,300. Walking distance 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 ALSFor rent; 1br/1ba mobile home in quiet park. Totally refurbished, nice bright & clean. No pets, no smokers, close to SCC. $700 monthly. Call 813-695-5515 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-2369207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 For RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gib Ruskin 813-919-0375. Se habla espanol646 Wa AREhouHOUSE SSPac ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEPingINGQuickBBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADulUL T/ChilHILD CaARECaregiver/ companion. Care for your loved one! Years of experience with disabilities & Alzheimers, CPR, blood pressure, EKG, exercise. 813-938-3664 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 ClLEaningANINGCleaning by BBrenda Caring personal care. Hourly rates, mornings available. Brenda Tatham 813-965-4085 RRons 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 cleanstruction/ clean up. Free estimate & consultation. Reference available. 813-650-4637 100% client satisfaction. Mow lawns 708 MovMOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813447-6123 710 LawnAWN CaAREMM & C MMower RRepair. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery BB&SS Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 BBills Lawn SService Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840SS & L Lawn MMower RRepair 1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tuneup special. $49 push mower $69 riding mowers. Free pickup & delivery. Same day service. 813305-6666 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 DIG IT, HAUL IT, THROW IT, DEVELOP IT. Dont be a STICK-IN-THE MUD--just make an offer on it, because bank/owner does not want to HOLD IT. This 14 acres+ piece was taken back at a loss and being offered at a loss. Started on market at appraised value but now down to $125,000 (under $9000 an acre!). JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. YOURE MISSING OUT ON LOTS OF FUN if youre not checking out moving into this happening area. Enjoy your home time in this outstanding 3BR 2BA home with over 2100 square feet, vaulted ceilings, split plan on quiet street. Get rested up for all the activities and opportunities afforded to you and your Sun City Center neighbors.$169,600 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely redone including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCTION AT CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! Very well maintained 3BR/2BA MH in gated waterfront community. Special features include: nice open oor plan with split bedrooms, extra large kitchen with tons of cabinets, wet bar, new insulated windows, new ooring & carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 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. SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. Split oorplan, formal and family rooms, eating space in kitchen, screened porch, large yard, quiet canal setting, 2600 sq. feet of living area and more. Asking $259,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. DELIGHTFUL 2BR/2BA KINGS POINT CONDO in shady Highgate area. Attached covered carport with separate golf cart garage that doubles as an inside utility room. Great for year round living or second home. Plush carpet & ceramic tile. Clean & move in ready. $67,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. RUSKIN GREEN HOUSES FOR LEASE: 3 large greenhouses with propane heaters and irrigation, and a 50x50enclosed seed house, well and electric, on 5 acres. This parcel is part of a large fenced area. $2,000/month. Adjacent property with ofces, workshop, warehouses and fuel storage on 5 acres, for lease separately: $3,000/mo. Call for details. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250. 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN : with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consisting of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CAIRE TORT 363-7250. GREAT WINTER/RETIREMENT CONDO: This Kings Point unit, 1BR/1.5BA, has nice enclosed lanai with Washer / Dryer, remodeled BA with new walk-in-tub. Carpet just cleaned. Close to Club house, and all amenities offered by this gated community. $21,900. Call CAIRE TORT 363-7250.Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our ofce for the Victims Assistance Program. 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer.Check out our web site observernews.net Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 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. 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 27, 2012 T THEE SSHOPPERPPER CoOMMUNITY PP APERS o OF FFLoORIDA (CPFPF STATEWIDES) CPFPF STATEWIDES CPFPF STATEWIDES EMPLEMPLOYMENTYMENT800 ADADOPTIPTIONN ADADOPTIPTIONN CASASH FFORR CARSARS! SSURRURROGATEATE MMOTTHERER NEEDEDNEEDED VIAIAGRARA/ CIALISIALIS! PPittman TTrucking & TTractor MMyers TTrucking 716 CoONcCRETECement FFloors 720 HoOME MMAINTENANcCEHandyman Call 813-649-1418 TThe SShopper :210 WW oodland EEstates A A ve.R AD AD COPYPY AS AS Y YOUU WISWISH ITIT TT O APPEAR APPEAR: $17.00 CLASSIFICATION 740 MMIScC. SSERv VIcCESSSeawall RRepairs Hate that WWallpaper? 860 SSALES 870 GENERAL 870 gGENERAL AD ADOPTPT California T TV & A AdvertisL LALSIN SING ESESQ AD AD OPTI PTI ON N 866-633-0397 U U nplanned L paid. S S ocial worker on staff. Call compassionate attorney L Lauren F FeinLA TI N A penses P P aid. Choose a L L oving, F F inancially S S ecure family for your dential. A Attorney A Amy Hickman. (FLFL L Lic. #832340) M M OBILE BILE HOME ME R R OOF F SPE SPE CIALIST IALIST F F ree I I nspections L L ic/I I ns CCC1327406. A Maintenance/Custodian Position Available Immediately! Full-time position in Ruskin with flexible hours. Must be mechanically inclined and available on weekends & holidays. For detailed job description, please go to www.BayouPass.com (under Classifieds section) or call Christine Trimmer at:813-645-1569EOE 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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www.ObserverNews.net September 27, 2012 Volume 56 Number 36THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STD PAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8INSIDE: Coin club teaches history with each piece, by Penny Fletcher, page 7 Symmes Elementary welcomes new principal, by Mitch Traphagen, page 15 County seeks Diversity, by Melody Jameson, page 3 A Florida Son on the High Plains: A Love Story Volunteers enlist Senators help with questions about prison closingsBy PENNY FLETCHER %  %  penny@observernews.netfr-CHRIVERVIEW Questions from former fr-CH volunteers at the Hillsborough Correctional fr-CH Institution following the publication of a news fr-CH story in the Sept. 6 edition of fr-CH The Observer News fr-CH led to reports of relatively-recent closings of fr-CH many other prisons, including the East Tampa fr-CH Juvenile Detention Center that housed South fr-CH Countys detained youth. fr-CH (The Sept. 6 story is still fr-CH available to read at www.observernews.net by fr-CH typing in the publication date.)fr-CH The 400-plus former volunteers at HCI are fr-CH currently engaged in trying to find out whether fr-CH the women they visited and mentored are still fr-CH being given the faith and character-based fr-CH programs they received at HCI, and where each fr-CH one they communicate with will go if and when fr-CH they leave the Lowell Reception Center in Ocala.fr-CH Many of the local volunteers drive to Ocala to fr-CH see these women, who some have worked with fr-CH for years, and are concerned about lack of faith fr-CH and character-based programs, and problems PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOHillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview is just one of the states many prisons that have recently closed. Though the Department of Corrections cites a decreased in mate population around the state, local prison volunteers and at least one State Senator question the figures and the system used to decide which prisons will stay open and which ones will close. See PRISON CLOSINGS, page 22Daycare has gone to the dogsSize doesnt matter on this team. From tea cup size to behemoth everyone gets to play at Canine Cabana. This unusual doggie daycare help a homecoming themed party for its clients. There were even rufferees and cheerleaders. See more on page 13 photoPHOTO ByY MItchTCH tr TRAphPHAGenEN Women take the lead in honorary mayors raceBy MELODY JAMESON %  %  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH SouthShores very first honorary mayor is sure to be Her Honor. Two local women now are competing for the 2013 title that will be formally conferred in January when the recently-formed SouthShore Chamber of Commerce holds its annual banquet. Area annual mayoral competitions, which generate funding for the candidates favorite charities as well as for their chambers, have been conducted in years past by both the Apollo Beach and the Ruskin business groups. However, with merger of the two organizations in the last year to constitute the SouthShore Chamber, a new mayoral title effectively was created and it opened the door for the historic first, noted Melanie Morrison, executive director. Both Penny Smith and Lindsey Hicks want it. And each is planning a unique and elaborate event in October in order to raise the monies that will bring one of them the honorary title. The declared winner will have raised the greatest amount of money, with each dollar counted as one vote. Smith said this week she will bring the SouthShore version of Fifty Shades of Grey and a variety of entertaining activities to the VFW headquarters on U.S. 41 between Apollo Beach and Ruskin on Saturday, October 20. The event opens at 7 PM. While capitalizing on notoriety the racy fictional trilogy has generated, Smith promised there will be nothing offensive on the docket. But, she added, that doesnt rule out, for example, a masked couples contest mimicking to a degree a masked ball portrayed in one of the novels. All types of masks, from Penny Smith Lindsey Hicks See MAYORS RACE, page 9 See HIGH PLAINS LOVE STORY, page 8By %  %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netFrank Garcia wears many hats but he is never not a paleontologist. My interview with Garcia was scheduled a few hours before he was to have lunch with former Tampa Mayor Bill Poe. That meeting was to discuss Poes support of Garcias song, Corazon de Tampa, as the official song of the city. During my interview, however, Garcia never once looked at his watch; he never said, I have to get ready to go. I needed a bit more of his time for a second photo session and as we walked down to a dock in a Ruskin neighborhood, Garcia pointed at a small hill of dirt and shells, seemingly ubiquitous in South Hillsborough, stating, That is a former Indian mound. Ive found pottery shards in it. I picked up a shiny, almost diaphanous oyster shell embedded with an indescribable color, a shell utterly common, and asked him, How old do you think this is? Probably 500 years, he replied. A half millennium of Florida history fit neatly into my hand. Ive seen and handled countless such shells over the years but the idea of holding history really struck me. That oyster may have been cracked open about the time Columbus was sailing into the Bahamas. For some reason, I made a point of returning it to the exact place in the dirt where I had grabbed it. In 1983, shortly after returning from a fossil hunting trip to Nebraska, Garcia made world headlines for finding what Dr. Clayton Ray of the Smithsonian Institution described as a new chapter in the history of life. It was one of the worlds richest and earliest Ice Age fossil sites at the MMItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN PhotoHOTO Ruskins Frank Garcia wears a lot of hats but he is never not a paleontologist. Colleagues describe him as one of the best fossil finders they have ever known.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. We live in a fast-paced world and it is easy to get shunted aside and feel lost even when we are in the middle of a crowd. That is, its easy if we do not speak up. Speaking up can be a very difficult task for some people. When we speak up, we take the risk that others will not like what we have to say, or worse, they will think it stupid or dumb. I remember an old adage that said, Better to remain silent and let people think you are dumb than to open your mouth and confirm it. I dont think so. Remaining silent for fear of laughter from others is a poor reason not to participate in life. First, what we fear about others may not be true at all. They may be just as afraid of you as you are of them. They may not be ignoring you on purpose but could just be wrapped up in their own problems. A kind word from you and a smile may be just what is needed to break the ice. A story told to me by a friend, Margie Seyfer of Impact Presentations in Denver, Colorado, who is also a professional trainer, makes most of the above points. She said that a young woman in one of her programs shared that she previously worked for a very large accounting firm here in Denver, and the accountants with the most prestigious accounts were housed in the penthouse suite. The other employees in the firm often referred By William Hodges to these penthouse accountants as stiff shirts. Fannie, a young lady in the firm, was promoted to be an administrative assistant to the stiff shirts. The Monday morning she was starting her new position, she arrived at the penthouse express elevator full of five of the stiff shirts. She enthusiastically greeted these five men with a Good Morning! None of them responded to her, but they parted so she could enter the elevator and stand at the back of the elevator. Thinking to herself this was going to be a difficult assignment, all of a sudden, she couldnt help herself and started to sing, Good morning to me. Good morning to me. Good morning, good morning, good morning to me. All five men turned to stare at her, quickly apologized, and said, Good Morning. From that day forward, whenever Fannie met one of these five men, they went out of their way to greet her. I am willing to bet that lots of people go out of their way to greet Fannie. She sounds like the kind of person we all want to have aroundsomeone who will not let preconceptions cause them not to make new friends. It would have been easy for her to just retreat to the back of the elevator and confirm to herself that these people were not friendly. She could have allowed her fear of these mens positions to weld her mouth shut. She could have spent a long time working in an atmosphere of loneliness. But she didnt. She spoke up and made some new friends. For every Fannie, there are hundreds of people who get up every morning to a personal exilean exile that has been decreed by their own actions. If you are lonely, why not try what Fannie did? No, you do not have to sing Good Morning to Me, but you should make it a point to speak to everyone you meet. Offer them a hearty greeting served up with a great big smile. You will be amazed at the response you will get. In a short time, people will be speaking to you first. Now take it one step further. Try to find something nice to say to each person you meet. Maybe this morning they have on a dress or suit you particularly like or its a good hair day for them. Mental compliments do no good; say them out loud. It wont be long before you will be in demand and people will seek you out to start their day. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: You Can Be Noticed 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 ...... 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There is no area that has been hit harder in Commissioner Murmans district than South County. Its critical that we get people back to work, Murman added.The South County Job Fair is free and open to the public. For more information call 813-272-5470.EBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces 30 year reunion plans from October 26 to the 28. Multiple events some to include family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center. RSVP is required by October 5 for more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@ verizon.net or aa_albritton@yahoo.comCrafters and vendors wanted Craft vendors are needed for the Eagles Auxilary Craft and Yard sale to be held on November 3. The price is a $10 donation for each table. For more information or to reserve a table call Barbara at 813767-4189 Business slow? 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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 5 Create Loveable BooksPersonalized Childrens Books A Lifetime Keepsake! You are the STAR of the story. Full-color illustrations. Present this ad at one of our shows & receive $2 OFF your purchaseEvery Fri., Sat., Sun. Red Barn Sept.-April Bradenton, FL Sat., Oct. 20 Tampa Bay Times May also order these online! Festival of Reading Thurs., Nov. 8 SCC Chamber Expo Sat., Nov. 10 Lake Ashton Craft Fair Linda and Chuck Boulanger Sun City Center 614-404-2945 www.createloveablebooks.com Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this flu season? Health Conscious Carol Dear Carol, There are actually several different types of flu shots available to seniors this year, along with a new FDAapproved shot for pneumonia. Here are your options. Flu Shots Just as they do every year, the CDC strongly recommends a seasonal flu shot to almost everyone, but its especially important for seniors who are more vulnerable. The flu puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills around 24,000 90 per cent of whom are seniors. This year, all seniors 65 and older have two flu vaccine options from which to choose. A tradi tional flu shot, or a shot of Fluzone High-Dose. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) as a regular flu shot does, which creates a stronger immune response for better protection. And if youre under age 65, your two options are a regular flu shot, or a shot of Fluzone Intradermal. The intradermal vaccine uses a shorter, thinner needle to inject the vaccine just under the skin, rather than deeper in the muscle like standard flu shots. If youre squeamish about needles, this is a nice option. You also need to be aware that if youre allergic to chicken eggs or if you have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine in the past you should not get vaccinated without consulting your doctor first. To locate a vaccination site that offers regular, high-dose and intra dermal flu shots, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or check the online flu-shot locator at flu.gov. Most chains like CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, Kmart, Walmart, Rite Aid and Kroger offer all types of shots. Youll also be happy to know that if youre a Medicare beneficiary, Part B will cover 100 percent of the costs of any flu shot. But if youre not covered, you can expect to pay around $25 to $35 for a regular or intradermal flu shot, or $50 to $60 for a shot of the high-dose. Pneumonia Vaccine The other important vaccination the CDC recommends to seniors especially this time of year is the pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia and meningitis. Pneumococcal diseases hospitalize around 300,000 U.S. seniors each year, and kills around 5,000. The CDC currently recommends all seniors 65 or older get a onetime only shot of the vaccine Pneumovax, as well as those under 65 who smoke or have chronic health conditions like asthma, lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Pneumovax, which protects against 23 strains of the pneumococcal disease, is also covered 100 percent under Medicare Part B, and you can get it on the same day you get your flu shot. If youre not covered by insurance, this vaccine costs around $45 to $85 at retail clinics. You also need to know that this year, theres an alternative pneumococcal vaccine available to people age 50 and older called Prevnar 13. This vaccine, which has been available to children for several years, may provide seniors longer lasting and better protec tion against pneumonia than Pneumovax. Talk to your doctor to determine which pneumonia vaccine is best for you. Prevnar 13 is also covered by most insurers including Medicare Part B, but if you arent covered the shot runs between $100 and $150. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Vaccination Options for Seniors This Flu SeasonTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ........................... Bingo Tuesday Night ........................... Bar Cards Friday Night .............................. FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night ......................... 5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing .................................................... 6 p.m. Live Entertainment On Tuesday, October 16, the Riverview High School Chorus will be hosting a concert event celebrating the music of pop culture from the 1940s until 1994. The event is appropriately titled Before We Were Born. The concert will take place inside Riverview High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission charge is $3 per person. For information, contact Liz Stewart, Riverview HS Choral Director, at (813) 671-5011, ext. 282.Riverview H.S. Chorus celebrates pop music Soldier Army Spec. Eric M. Roberts has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of train ing, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included develop ment of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Roberts is the son of Bobby and Barbara Roberts of Nightengale Drive, Riverview. He is a 2006 graduate of Riverview High School. He earned a bachelors degree in 2011 from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Find the stories that matter to you online atOBSERVERNEWS.NET South Bay Hospital Recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresSouth Bay Hospital was named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. South Bay Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. South Bay Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the 2011 calendar year. This years list of Top Performers represents the top 18% of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data. This is the second year in a row that South Bay Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer. South Bay Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row, and last year South Bay Hospital was the only hospital in Hillsborough County recognized as a Top Performer. We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for a second year in a row, says Sharon Roush, CEO of South Bay Hospital. By implementing evidence based practices, we are able to provide high quality, effective care to our patients and improve outcomes. Each of the hospitals named a Top Performer met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single composite score that includes all the accountability measures reported to The Joint Commission, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. This means that 95 times out of 100, the hospital completed the evidence based practice. This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced, said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.H.P., President of The Joint Commission, and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commissions Improving Americas Hospitals annual report, South Bay Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commissions Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz (813) 634-0496. Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (TBWA) will be providing no-cost business seminars each month, beginning in October, offering excellent training and resource tools for HR professionals and business owners. Designed to address current issues concerning employers in todays workplace, these dynamic seminars are based on substantial business and industry input presented by highly-experienced guest speakers. Attendees will learn best practices and techniques to help their business. Guest speaker at the October business seminar is Alexander Rodriguez, Director of Visual & Interactive with Mindclay Creative. Alexander will talk about how your business can expand and improve the way you use technology and media in the workplace. Tampa-based Mindclay Creative has received numerous awards for web and social media projects under Alexanders direction. Among these are two consecutive awards for Best Use of Social Media in 2011 and 2012 from the Tampa Bay Business Journals BizTech Awards. Alexander Rodriguez is a Creative Technologist with over 15 years of experience in motion graphics, 3D animation, broadcast design, and video compositing fields, as well as web design and development, Flash design and animation, social media technology and strategies, among other capabilities in the advertising and Octobers business seminar will be held 3 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliances administrative office, 5100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300. Seats are limited so RSVP early by contacting Julie Rathwell at rathwellj@workforc etampa.com or (813) 397-2040. 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Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net Observations: Through your eyes C hristopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011. Almost certainly, somewhere a self-proclaimed Christian celebrated. Hitchens, you see, was an unrepentant atheist. On a somewhat uncomfortably regular basis, I hear from people who write to tell me they are praying for my soul. While I deeply appreciate it, I fear that how I write leads people to make assumptions about my own religion, or perceived lack thereof. I use the word karma and people write in telling me about Christianity. I write about feeling astray in the world and people write in telling me about Christianity. I write with questions about what this whole thing called life really is and people write in telling me about Christianity. Dont get me wrong I do very much appreciate the input and the prayers, but Im afraid I wasnt very good about making my points. I am a Christian. I have read the Bible, but I do not bang anyone over the head with the Bible. I believe what Observer News Positive Talk columnist Bill Hodges wrote: Preaching your religion is not nearly as powerful as living it in a manner that others will want to emulate. That is true, at least for me. I also firmly believe that Christopher Hitchens is not in hell. Now that may get some emails fired off, but hear me out. Its not that I think no one goes to Hell; I think some people just might and more than a few deserve their own special place in it. But thats not for me to decide, of course. There are bevies of complex, intelligent-sounding and beautiful words that can be used to describe Christopher Hitchens and they have been used by writers who are far better than I am. He was a literary mans man, a bon vivant at home in a war zone or at a black tie party. Hitchens was an incredibly gifted and talented writer, an exceptional, natural orator, a remarkably passionate advocate for a mixed bag of things that he believed in and a prosecutor for things that he did not. God was among the latter group. I found myself reading his work, often in disagreement but almost always in admiration of his intellect, style and prose. From my perspective, God has endowed each of us with unique talents. We all have gifts; whether or not we take the time to use them or even choose to recognize them. I dont believe God wants to be worshipped by a flock of sheep. I dont think He needs or wants blind followers. In my view, I think He may have created Hitchens just as he was, with Hitchens incredible talent providing us the opportunity to think, to consider and reconsider, and thus reaffirming our faith by allowing us to question His existence. Hitchens final book, entitled Mortality was about living dyingly. He had stage 4 cancer of the esophagus and very suddenly came face-to-face with his own mortality. At 104 pages, it is a short book for Hitchens, but the end was known in advance. He died and the book trailed off with incomplete thoughts and loose notes. Despite his prognosis, no one was expecting him to die when he did not his wife of two decades, not Hitchens himself. Cancer or no, the same thing could be said for any of us. We dont know what any day might bring. In the book, he discussed converting to Christianity or any other religion and the reasons why he simply could not. Like it or not, some of his reasons made sense. To me, it seemed as though Hitchens had a conversation with God and God understood. In my opinion, God created him and his talent, after all. He opened the doors for Hitchens. Last night, my wife and I watched a movie entitled The Answer Man about a famous but reclusive author and his relationship with God. The tone was set early on, with the camera panning around a man praying and the scene punctuated with him bursting into a string of profanities when the doorbell rang. Today, even the F-bomb has become a mere firecracker, with both children and the elderly spewing it with abandon. I honestly dont think God cares much about how we throw consonants and vowels together to form words in just one of the worlds many languages. I honestly dont think God cares much about any of the sounds we make the intent of those sounds, now thats a different story. In the Miami area last week, a 24-year-old man murdered a 49year-old loss prevention worker at a Walmart over a $16 package of undershirts. He then killed himself. Here in the Bay area, a 34-year-old mother, unemployed with an unemployed husband, facing charges of welfare fraud, living in a trash-filled home without electricity and about to be foreclosed, murdered her children, ages nine and five, and then hung herself from a ceiling fan. These are the stories of life that garner the headlines. Where is God in all of this? I dont know, but I feel certain He was looking on in horror. The Answer Man was not a terribly great movie, but there was some inspiration in it. The protagonist told his love interest that each and every day God cant wait for her to wake up to see the world through her eyes. He literally cant wait. I like the idea of thinking that God cant wait for my wife Michelle to wake up and see the world through her eyes. It gives me a reason to try to make her happy, thus to make God happy. That is really fairly simple, isnt it? Now I just need to apply that to everyone else. Perhaps some of us are meant to be Mother Teresa and others are meant to simply be decent people, raising families and struggling to get by. I dont know why bad things happen to good people and vice versa. Some people wrote to Hitchens suggesting that his cancer was Gods punishment, also sometimes mentioning they would pray for him. In such a case, wouldnt praying away the cancer be subverting Gods will? It would seem so, just as praying for a change in direction of an oncoming hurricane only puts other potential innocent victims into danger. We have the gift (sometimes the curse) known as free will and, thus, God isnt placing neon signs for us in the sky. Nothing would subvert free will like some celestial neon sign, in my opinion. From Gods perspective, every door is open to all of us; nobody and nothing can make us do anything we dont want to do. Everything is a choice and our choices ultimately dictate how we live. I believe it is rare for God to push anyone through an opened door the choice is ours. We can choose to help or hurt, create or destroy, love or hate, praise or criticize. We can choose to let God see life through our eyes. I like the thought of trying to make Him happy that way. Just think about how easy that is. Just think about how much happier we all would be. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO I dont think God wants or needs blind followers, I think He wants people of true faith. To me, my religion is the center of everything and is everywhere, just as a church centers this street view in faraway Bogata, Colombia. The doors are open for all of us anywhere we may go. 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. 28 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT Saturday, Sept. 29 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Oct. 5 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, Oct. 6 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 Upcoming events www.lodge813.moosepages.org

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 7 Bobs Jewelry RepairWATCH BAERIESInstalled $500+ tax645-0929 US 41Shell Point Road SR 674 / College Ave.To SCC/KP Welcoming Back Our Customers For The Winter Season!Highest Price Paid For Gold In The Area Custom Bead Work by Donna One-ofa-kind CreationsBUY & SELL U.S. COINS Coin club members teach history with each piece penny@observernews.net HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY When Sun City Center resident Richard Fee was 13 years old his mother was afraid he would spend the money people paid him for their newspapers to buy coins. Fee, who then earned $3 a week on his newspaper route, has now been a coin collector for more than 50 years, after receiving a tip from a delivery in coins he didnt recognize. I thought it was foreign money, Fee said in an interview Sept. 22. But it was a flying eagle cent, dated 1857. I kept it 30 years before I sold it for $3.50. That coin piqued his interest and he began to study money; the history of the Federal Reserve; and how Andrew Jackson had made sure there was always enough silver and gold in the First National Bank of the United States to keep the country out of debt. Fees interest in coins, like many other members of the Brandon Coin Club, is not about investment. He still collects because of a love of history. Now an expert, he speaks to groups and is a registered counselor for the Gulf Ridge Council of Boy Scouts of America. In this capacity he teaches classes on coins so the scouts can earn merit badges. I like to give them a coin or two to start their collections, he said. Coins have sentimental value as well as monetary value. One coin he has in his possession was given only to survivors of the Battle of Verdun in France in World War I. There were over a million casualties and the few survivors of that historic battle were issued this particular coin. I would never sell it, he said. Most of the members have a passion for the history behind the coins as well as searching for coins of value, said club founder, Bloomingdale resident Mark Palermo. I started mugging my dad for coins when I was 8 or 9 years old, Palermo said. I had my first show at 16. I later got into it for investment but in April 1980 when the government cracked down (because of some who were not practicing ethically) I lost more than a hundred thousand dollars. Silver suddenly went from $50 an ounce to $8. So in 1982 Palermo came to Florida from New York City and became a contractor. Eventually, his love of coins surfaced and he opened a small store in Seffner that bought and sold. It was while he had that store that he found out from regular customers there had been an active Brandon coin club since the 1950s that had disbanded sometime earlier. He checked and found out that there were coin clubs in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pasco County but nothing active nearby. There was a Tampa Coin Club in South Tampa that were just now trying to help revitalize, he said. Were helping them get their 501(c)7 and bylaws. The demographics in South Tampa changed and the older members just moved away. A 501(c)7 club is tax-exempt but people who donate to it cannot take those donations off their income tax like with a 501(c)3, he explained. Now the group from the Brandon club has got the Tampa Bay Coin Club up and running, meeting the first Wednesday of every month at the Land of Lakes Community Center. That area proved to be a better venue (than South Tampa) with all the demographic changes in the county, he explained. The Brandon club, however, has grown to 100 members and now outgrown two meeting places; the American Legion on the corner of Hannaway Drive and U.S. 301 in Riverview and the Brandon Community Center. They were both just great to us but we got too big for them, Palermo said. Now the group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Brandon Elks Club, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive, Brandon, with an informal talk-time beginning about 6:15 and a short business meeting about a half hour later. The club is currently under the supervision of President Sid Dyson who has been in Florida since 1970, having come from South Carolina. Sid started his love affair with coins in the seventh grade when his teacher brought in a book to class. At that age, our attention span is about 15 minutes, Dyson said. But this held my interest for days. He still remembers the first coins he learned about were the wheat penny and the buffalo nickel. Past President Bill Hatfield and his wife Mary say it is something the two can enjoy together. Mary is in charge of setting up coin shows, keeping track of members, greeting everyone. Wed have a really hard time operating without her, Hatfield said. Mary Hatfields interest is as much in the members as in the coins. President Sid Dyson watches the table at a recent show. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO Mark Palermo, a Bloomingdale resident and founder of the Brandon Coin Club, has been collecting coins since he was 8 years old. Open to all area residents who enjoy collecting coins and learning their history, the club has outgrown its original Riverview location, and now its second location in Brandon and has started to hold its meet ings and events at the Brandon Elks Club. We have members from 13 into their 90s, Mary Hatfield said. Were intergenerational. And the older members never refer to the young ones as children. Some times, when the older members See COIN CLUB, page 14

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8 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Leisey Shell Pit near Cockroach Bay in Ruskin. In the end, more than 140 prehistoric animals were found at the site, including 10 that were previously unknown to science. Garcia has found over 30 previously undiscovered prehistoric animals, some that now bear his name in the annals of science. Frank Garcias energy level could no doubt be measured in megawatts. His mother thought that it was possible that he was too joyful as a baby. By 18 months, he loved to sing and dance. In the past six and a half decades, not much has changed for him in that regard. He seems to approach everything that catches his eye with the energy of a teenager finding a first love and the smarts of a wizened old college professor. He gets so excited talking about the many things he loves that he has to stop occasionally to catch his breath his words come out too fast to allow for breathing. When asked for one word to describe him, he took a rare pause to think. He first said the word, natural but didnt want to use it, he didnt like how it sounded, despite that he has been able to accomplish almost everything he has set out to do. ADHD, I guess, he said laughing. And with that synonym, Garcia effectively managed to cram four words into his answer. My life has gone like a supersonic jet, he continued. I looked back at yesterday and I was just a little kid and now Im 66. That means Im coming to the end of the flight and looking back. I realize, wow, its been fast and I had a great time. Life really is about the journey. The discovery at the shell pit changed his life, but his love of paleontology has not changed. Today he takes clients to a ranch he has leased in Nebraska for fossil hunting missions. Those clients have included CEOs, scientists, politicians, celebrities, spies and everyday Joes. He also works at the Paleo Preserve at Camp Bayou in Ruskin, gives presentations and lectures everywhere from elementary schools to exclusive clubs at Yale and can belt out some mean tunes with close friends in the ultimate man-cave he calls The Rex Room. Despite that he made his mark in Florida, Nebraska is special, very special. He has written a book about Nebraska and his time there, entitled I Left My Heart on the Arner Ranch. It is just a very spiritual experience, he said of being on his ranch. Its rare for people to not find fossils up there, but even if you dont you can find something far more valuable. You can find out what life is all about. Apparently, hes not the only one to think that. Not only have some of his clients made dozens of repeated trips, eight or nine of them have bought homes up there. Inside of Frank Garcias brain is a ground-penetrating radar for fossils. Colleagues at some of the most prestigious scientific institutes in the nation have described him as one of the best fossil finders they have ever known. But more than that, he knows the fossils with a seemingly infinite string of names, and he knows how they lived. Nebraska was like an experimentation in evolution and it was incredible, he said. Ive read the Bible, I love the Bible, but I believe in evolution because Ive had my hands in it all of my life. Life is exhilarating. It is amazing everywhere you go, but its more amazing up there. There were rhinos and camels. There were oreodonts [sheep with fangs]. It was an amazing dichotomy of life. Garcia, too, is a dichotomy of sorts. It would seem to be a long road from the hot streets of Tampa to the high plains of rural Nebraska and there are few similarities between the two places he loves. It is amazing that both are contained in the same nation. But it turns out that, historically and comparatively, Florida and Nebraska may not be all that different for him. In the Nebraska panhandle, there is a boulder of some mystery, possibly a marker or a gravestone dating back to the late 1700s or early 1800s. A name is engraved on the boulder: Celedonio Garcia. Perhaps it is more than the fossils preserved on the arid prairie that has been calling him for all these years. The people up there have such a graceful way of living, he said. The Arner Ranch is like being way back in the 1920s; they are still in the same mindset. They have something special up there and they share it. His lunch with a former mayor to line up support for his song celebrating Tampa with a Cuban beat was fast approaching. His bags are packed for Nebraska and the sun is gleaming off the shells of a former Indian mound containing a history that few will ever see. Who is Frank Garcia? The list is long a Navy vet, a songwriter, a lecturer, an author, a promoter, a scientist, a father, a paleontologist and he still likes to sing and dance. He isnt finished yet and in everything he does, he pours megawatts of energy and remains true to himself. He says that his grammar is horrible, but he knows that he can paint pictures. He hopes that readers of his new book will like what he paints. This is a love story, he said referring to the book. It is a love story between people, people who really go up there and find themselves. Up there is real life, it presents itself to you in such a natural and beautiful way that you cant help but get drawn into it. You are out there not only finding this stuff, but you are actually living in it. He takes a breath. Attitude is everything, he said. Its OK to be yourself. Thats important. He hasnt checked his watch yet, but its time for lunch. Frank Garcia will appear at Ybor Grille at 105 East Shell Point Road in Ruskin for a book signing tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone who buys a book will get a free fossil from the Arner Ranch, he said. While supplies last, of course.A Florida Son on the High Plains: A Love Story %  en Garcia with his beloved dog and best friend, Webster in the Rex Room.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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ADM FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request. Lic #30211040We accept most long-term care insurance policies. MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 traditional Mardi Gras styles to cont emporary Halloween creations will be judged about mid-way through the evening, she said. Another competition will revolve around best use of a grey tie, such as might have been shown off by one of the chief characters, the very sartorially conscious and sybaritic Christian Grey, Smith added. The accountant, who, with her husband, John, operates the H&R Block franchises in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center, also noted shes working on presentation of an array of items that Christian would like his lady to own. And, if it can be pulled together in time, a wine tasting with touches of Fifty Shades elegance is a possibility. Another is a $1 bid blind auction, she noted. Of course, tasty finger foods and beverages are on the menu, too, with the help of culinary author Lynn Kessel, Smith said. Individual cost of admission to the local take on a Fifty Shades of Grey evening is $10, with a price break given any club or organized group of 10 or more arriving together, she added. Smiths designated charity to receive half of all monies raised during her mayoral race is CARE, the South Ruskin no-kill animal shelter which, she asserted, needs help for the many animals it cares for and shelters. The other half of her contributed votes will help support chamber activities in the coming year. On the following day, Sunday, October 21, Hicks is planning a day-long event sure to appeal to both young and young-atheart admirers of big bikes and competitive poker. When not arranging such activities, shes a member of the staff at Victorias Fifth Avenue Salon, a full-service facility in Apollo Beach. Her Poker Run and Poker Tourney will open with kick stands up at 9 AM that day at the Harley Davidson showroom in downtown Brandon, she said this week. The 60-mile plus run will take the hawg biking convoy from Brandon to a stop at Bobbys Bistro in AB, then on to Peggys Corral in Sarasota, then back to The Rack in Brandon before winding up at The Bad Monkey in Ybor City. she added. Costs to participate in the run have been set at $25 for each biker and $10 for his or her passenger, Hicks said. The cards will be broken out at the Ybor City bar, with multiple tables available for all players anteing up the $25 buy-in and with dealers overseeing the action. The best at playing the decks and keeping poker faces are to get prizes. Hicks chosen charity to receive half of her electioneering funds is the Autism and Disability Research facility at the University of South Florida. She is particularly familiar with the condition and ongoing research to understand it, she said, because a family member is autistic. The remaining half of funds raised from her combined run and tournament also will benefit the SouthShore chamber. The chambers mayoral contest will end October 31, Morrison said, and the first SouthShore Honorary Mayor is to be announced from the main stage during the annual Seafood Festival on November 3. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Women take the lead in honorary mayors race South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Salisbury Steak with all the trimmings incl., dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Saturday, Oct. 13 Mystery Dinner Theatre put on by the students of East Bay High School, Menu: BBQ Chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato, dessert, 5p.m., only $12 with proceeds to benefit Elks National Foundation. Monday, Oct. 15 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guest, $7 a person, Menu: Baked Chicken with all the trimmings incl. dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013, con tact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089. Dollar stretcher Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www. stretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Inexpensive gift containers I found an inexpensive way to col lect creative gift containers. I keep the glass jars that spaghetti sauce, relish, pickles, salsa, etc. come in. 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10 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012Collins Elementary Terrific Kids announcedThe August Terrific Kids at Collins Elementary which is sponsored by the S.C.C. Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, and SweetBay are: Emma Aberin, Monique Alicea, Anthony Baker, Bricelyn Bedenbaugh, Savanna Bennett, Ianna Borrero, Lleydon Brush, Ryan Bulner, Cameryn Calderon, Gianna Caligiure, Miranda Crocker, Dominic Dottellis, Kenneth Dula, Kayla Duran, Rebecca Fernandes, Mikayla Gordon, Asia Harrison, Antaniyah Henderson, Nylah Hill Mya Hippard, Marcus Holquin, Olivia Igunbor, Elias Jeffries, Victoria Joseforsky, Sophia Kotopka, Nevaeh Lim, Delano Madariaga, Michael McCord, Brianna Miller, Jackson Mueller, Aiden Murphy, Kaden Nguyen, Angela Pero, Kyle Plante, Aleksandar Pusac, Julianna Robinson, Madison Robitialle, Arian Sawyer, Naomi Serrano, Logan Shoop, Sierra Shumake, Aiden Simmons, Annika Sinha, Amari Smith, Lindsey Smith, Ashlee Spaulding, Benigno Czar Torres III, Jayleen Torres, Keaton Varnidoe, Sarah Westcott, Josiah White, Jakeb Williams, Nick Zavatchii. Students demonstrate respectful character traitsRespectful Character Education winners for Collins Elementary which is sponsored by Mimis Caf, Sweetbay, Ruby Tuesdays, Caspers McDonalds are: Rachel Ackey, Joshua Alex, Lola Atkinson, Tristan Bassette, Max Bergman, Brandon Bodon, Olivia Brown, John (Anthony) Bunn, Maria Cerda, Elijah Cooper, Andrew Crone, Savannah Crone, Cody Cundiff, Lauren Dixon, Allaynz Esquilin, Jager Garry, Joshua Greene, Brian Hamilton, Piero Irlanda, Evan Arias-Johnson, Dominic Jones, Michael Jones, Vanessa Joyner, Alyssa King, Jason Mangrum, Tyler Mangrum, Triston McNamee, Lazaro Meza Rodriquez, Aaliyah Miller, Jessmyn Nguyen, Sasha Novikov, CJ Okon, Brianna Omosa, Jacob Pacheco Orengo, Ashlyn Orvik, Ryan Paredes, Emma Pierce, Desiree Rivera, Peter Salmon, Zander Savage, Tyler Skelton, Ilya Smith, Vianne Sotto Megan Talley, Victoria Thurman, Alexa Truscello, Gavin Wakeman, Alicia Watson, Julia Weisberg, Lindsey Westcott, Jenai Whittaker, Amya Willmore. Vets honored by Elks Lodge 2672On Sept. 14, twenty-two veterans from James Haley Hospital were treated to dinner and entertainment at the South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672, located in Ruskin. Each vet was also presented with a $10 gift certificate from Wal-Mart, thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation. Veterans are guests of the Lodge on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Enjoying their outing at the Elks Lodge are: James B. Dormany, Charlie Trott, Antionio Diravo, Bill Dozier, William Moccio, Lee Harvey, Kim Silas, Chris Burnell, Iriel Ramierz, Richard Simmons, Victor Mullens, Tyler Smith, Mark Cribbs, Brenda Plantt, Steven Harbison, Brian Ophus, John Woodard, Wilbur Gebherd, and Christine Hannon. 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. 27 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 First Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m., Steak Dinner from 5 6:30 p.m. $11 pre-paid, $12 at the door Every Sunday Chapel Duty District 12 at 8:30 a.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Grace Thomas named to Clearwater Christian College Womens Soccer TeamGrace Thomas of Wimauma was named to the Clearwater Christian College womens soccer team as a midfielder for the 2012 season. Grace is a freshman Exercise and Sport Science major at Clearwater Christian. A homeschool graduate, she is the daughter of Scott and Amy Thomas of Wimauma. Located on a 138-acre property on Tampa Bay, Clearwater Christian College is home to approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a distinct Christian education in a traditional liberal arts environment. 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 enter tainment. Cost is $15 and includes poker hand. Riverview Branch Library10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights Sept. 27 Oct. 3Toddler Time Thursday, Sept. 27 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. 27 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. 27 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 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. Monday, October 1 4 to 5 p.m. For children. Gino Sassani presents live snakes and reptiles in this educational program about slithery creatures. Computer Tutor Monday, Oct. 1 12 to 1 p.m. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Tuesday, October 2 6:30 to 8 p.m. For adults. Virgina Overstreet introduces plants that grow naturally in Florida. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Story Time Wednesday, October 310:30 to 11 a.m. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. *Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library. The Brandon Ballet will present Tchaikovskys classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Performances will be at Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Dr., Riverview. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for those age 18 and under; and $20 for seniors 55+.For information or to order tickets over the phone, call (813) 684-4282. Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.netNutcracker tickets on sale now

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 11 Saturday, Oct. 610 a.m. to 5 p.m. BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories S.R. 674, 1/2 mile west of I-75 813-641-0090 $ 9 90 each Your Hometown FavoriteFROM Resurface your deck at a fraction of the price of replacement Furniture Stops www.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps$12 We Deliver 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 It wasnt until I joined my first Chamber of Commerce years ago that I understood the importance of networking. Im not talking about attending the company reception. Im talking about true networking. Many new jobs have been landed due to being in the right place at the perfect time. Many new accounts have been opened for the same reason. Its how most companies do most of their business. Its human nature to do business only with someone you know and trust. You build a relationship with them. With your hairstylist. With your attorney. Even with your air conditioning repairman. (Especially with your air conditioning repairman!) To get to know these people, you have to be introduced to them and let them get to know you. A business mentor once said Its not called net-sitting. Its not called net-eating. Its called networking. You have to work it to make it work. After all, you want that home health worker who is in a patients home every week to call YOU when they notice something awry thats a service you provide. Or you want that attorney to refer their client to YOU when they discover a need not being met. Our Chamber has a variety of business industries represented; some are business to consumer (lawyers, physicians, retail outlets, restaurants) and some are business to business (specialty advertising, office supplies, printers and consultants.) Often, a business is both. We offer our members plenty of opportunities to network. There are monthly coffees and business after hours events, not to mention our monthly membership luncheon and our weekly Exchange networking on Fridays. This Thursday, Sept. 27, we will hold our largest business after hours event, Schmoozapalooza! Its open to all local chamber members and their guests and will be held waterside at Little Harbor Resort, Ruskin. While we will still be networking, we can enjoy the cool bay breezes and glorious sunset overlooking the water and the skyline of St. Pete. The resort always puts out a veritable feast of scrumptious goodies, as well. They have partnered with Gettel Automotive Group who will have several new cars for all of us to drool over. There will be scores of people there you have never met. In other words, there will be plenty of potential new customers and plenty of fellow business people who can refer customers to you. All you have to do is attend and hold out your hand. Say hello to all of your friends, but make sure to strike up a conversation with the complete strangers. It may feel a little odd at first, but remember they are there to meet you too! Bring plenty of business cards you want all of these new contacts and friends to know how to get in touch with you. So slap on some comfortable shoes (it will be outside, after all) and come down to the Resort at Little Harbor this Thursday evening after work. And get your networking game on! Itll be the easiest work youve done all day.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Dont miss Schmoozapalooza!Volunteer and explore Cockroach Bay Aquatic PreserveHillsborough County is celebrating National Public Lands Day by of fering a unique opportunity to volunteer and explore Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, 3709 Gulf City Rd. in Ruskin. The event will be held 9 a.m. noon on Satuday, Sept. 29. Volunteer work during this clean up and beautification project in cludes trimming, removing vegetation, and picking up litter throughout the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve. Once clean-up is complete, volun teers will have nature and bird-watching opportunities as they explore the trails and numerous bodies of water throughout the preserve. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen, gloves, a hat and insect repellent. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve is part of Hillsborough Countys Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP), which was established to conserve and protect lands that have environ mentally unique, irreplaceable and valued ecological resources. Parks, Recreation and Conservation manages more than 60,000 acres of envi ronmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and corridors acquired through ELAPP. Those wishing to participate can register by contacting Sherri Wil son, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, at (813) 671-7754, ext. 207.

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12 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening ..................... M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 BIG BENDSTORAGE 301 75 N 813-741-9220 813-741-9220 CARDS Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTER Serving: RIVERVIEW APOLLO BEACH SUN CITY CENTERLOOKING FOR STORAGE? SouthShore Regional Library Adult program/event highlights SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Attention Clubs.. Send your news and events to new@observernews.net. Deadline for press releases is 4 p.m. every Thursday prior to publication. Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Elder Law Seminar tion and education regarding legal Mouse and Keyboard Chair Yoga* eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps on the Kindle or any device using the English Conversation Class Paper Crafting for Adults Mah Jongg Club* Register in advance* SouthShore Needle People *Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 273-3652. South Bay Church to host Family Fall Fest Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday Wednesday 4th Wednesday of the month, Th ursday Friday Includes burgers and sides Riverview Moose activities Sunday Sept. 29 Sept. 29

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 13 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., Oct. 44:00 p.m. Sun City Center At Canine Cabana, dogs get their (homecoming) day MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS It was a big week of events for the dogs at Canine Cabana in Riverview, ending with a football-themed Doggy Homecoming Day on Friday. No mere kennel, Canine Cabana is a place where dogs can go to have fun and also to learn. Teaching proper behavior is a part of the mission of the four-year-old business. It is a school, an occa sional refuge and a doggy daycare filled with loving and caring staff for animals that are today considered part of our families. We typi cally have 40 to 50 here for daycare, said co-owner Kendal Duncan. We have more still for lodging. The dogs know us, when they come into the door they rush right in! We dont yell, we teach and we never leave a group unattended. When asked if teaching dogs is harder than children, Duncan, a mother, responded with a laugh, Well, you cant crate children! But like all parents she added, You cant do this for the money, you do this because you love animals. Canine Cabana is an award-winning, locally-owned and operated business that is located off Bloomingdale Blvd, at 9708 Carr Road. For information, visit their website at www.caninecabana.biz or call Duncan or co-owner Angie Frazier at (813) 672-WOOF.

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14 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! 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 dont show up, I send a card. If I get no response, I call. If I still dont get a response, I go and check on them to be sure theyre OK. Bill Hatfield is especially interested in collecting the special state quarters that began coming out in 1999. They all have something special on them about their state, like the Statue of Liberty for New York, astronaut John Glenn for Ohio. He says he has a Sacagawea golden dollar which is only gold in color, not precious metalof which he is proud. Sacagawea was the Indian guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition, he explained. The local clubs are part of FUNthe Florida United Numismatistswhich is the proper name for coin collector. FUN is a member of the ANA, or American Numismatist Association. Coin club teaches history The show, held at the American Legion on the corner of Hannaway Drive and U.S. 301 in Riverview, attracted so many the club had to search for a larger venue. The ANA is the only private club chartered by Congress, according to Palermo. You can find out all about the ANA by visiting www.money.org. Any money the club makes is used for education. In the summer, a 16-year old member was sent to the annual ANA convention in Colorado Springs. This year, were having an essay contest to decide which member gets to go, Palermo said. Many things are learned at the national seminars that can be brought back and shared with the club, and at school and library teach-ins, he added. The Brandon club accepts members from all over the county and wants to obtain more members from South County. It is currently getting ready for a coin show at the Brandon Elks Lodge Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To find out more about the club, call Palermo at (813) 361-0740. Week 4 prep football Prep football results Spoto (1-2) defeated Middleton (1-3) 8-0 Lennard (0-4) fell to Robinson (4-0) 6-63 Bloomingdale (2-2) fell to Tampa Catholic (4-0) 7-12 Riverview (2-1) fell to Plant City (3-1) 14-34 East Bay (1-3) fell to Newsome (1-3) 22-30 Brandon (0-3) fell to Durant (3-0) 0-36 Games this week (Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.): Riverview visits Bloomingdale Brandon hosts Sickles; Spoto hosts Jesuit Lennard visits Berkely Prep East Bay has the week off MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 15 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 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. Symmes Elementary welcomes new principal MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO %  en mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Symmes Elementary School in Riverview has welcomed a new principal. Dr. Julie Hasson filled the top post, beginning just last week. Dr. Hasson moved to Hillsborough County in 2000 and began her career here teaching at Lithia Springs Elementary, rising to become assistant principal in 2006. In 2009, she opened Stowers Elementary in Lithia as the assistant principal. Last Symmes Elementary School principal Dr. Julie Hassonyear she earned her doctorate in educational leadership at Rollins College in Winter Park. I feel that it is important to share my personal leadership vision as a part of my entry plan, she wrote in a web biography that included the detailed plan. I believe that more than curriculum or resources, the greatest impact on students emanates from the people in a school. Therefore, relationships are at the heart of a schools success. Hiring the best people and then empowering them to make decisions and feel ownership are keys to leading a high performing school. I believe in shared leadership, but also in holding people accountable for the success of our students. Dr. Hasson has set goals to reach success as part of a plan that would be the envy of some corporations. Amidst the actionable and accountable items in her plan, and the acknowledgement that the teachers and staff in the school are the resources for success, is the very real awareness that she is working with the greatest resource of all the children in her school. She and the teachers will be helping to shape a successful future for the children, something that may not be fully measurable for years to come. It makes a difference to go into this with a plan, Dr. Hasson said. For a school administrator there is the management aspect, managing the school environment. We have to have the management piece. And there is the educational aspect that we have to balance, with our teachers focused on that. We are focusing on educational leadership. Were looking at the business methods to make that efficient and effective. Together, those aspects are to come together to fill the schools vision: Lillian Symmes Elementary students will develop skills necessary to become productive members of society as lifelong learners and decision makers. After just five days at the helm of the school, Dr. Hasson opened the doors to the media center on Friday, inviting parents and members of the community in for a meet-and-greet session. What did she think after hitting the ground running with school already in session? Its been a really great week, she said with a cheerful smile. Information about Symmes Elementary can be found on the web at symmes.mysdhc.org. Pork dinner offered South Bay Church is offering a pork loin dinner complete with yellow rice and black beans Sunday, Oct. 7. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. after the first worship service, and continue until 1 p.m. or until all dinners are sold. Take outs available, $6 per meal. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 South, just south of Big Bend Road, in Riverview. Visit the website at www.SouthBay.cc or call 813-677-0721 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 17 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) 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* It seems that the baitfish in the bay, love the rain. Since the week of now and then heavy showers, the waterways are teeming with baitfish. Baitfish is the common term given to a multitude of small, schooling fish whose main claim to fame is that they are a food souce to the larger fish. With fifty or more species of baitfish, Florida has six which are more prevalent in our waterways. The Spanish Sardine is a popular baitfish with local anglers. It is from the herring family with a torpedo shaped silvery body. Its back is dark blue and it has a round belly. Some Spanish Sardines may reach the length of 9 inches. Often you hear a fish was caught with Greenbacks. This is an Atlantic thread herring. Its body is round, with a pointed head and thread streamers, which trail from the back of a lone dorsal with a greenishblack color. Ballyhoo and balao are most often found in our South Florida waterways. They are slim, sharpbeaked and silver with a greenish back. They grow up to l6 inches and are used for bait when catching sailfish,wahoo, or dolphin. Goggle eyes is a big-eyed scad, so called because its eye is larger than its snout length. This fish is most often used by commercial anglers. One baitfish called Fatback is used for blue crab catches. It has a pudgy body, is big eyed and has enlarged scales and flesh which is oily. Cigar baitfish is used in our By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Fishing is all about the baitbay waters. Its spine is sharp, and should be handled cautiously. Baitfish schools appear tighter and more compact during daytime hours. Baitfish are fast-growing fish with a life span of almost four years. They are the middlemen of the marine realm. No complaints this week on the redfish bite. Many anglers have arrived ashore with their one legal catch of redfish this week. If you hit the right Honey Hole, you can catch and release them for hours. Kingfish most often arrive with the cooler weather but dont visit us long. Most often they arrive around the second week of October. There is an artificial reef off the shores of Little Harbor and for those who stay close to shore, try fishing around this artificial reef. It produces a variety of catches. Another in-shore spot is The Kitchen, south of the mouth of the Alafia River in the waters of Bullfrog Creek, where a variety of catches take place daily. Some fish there the entire day, and come home with enough fish for their dinner and give the rest to their neighbors. Spanish mackerel are around the ships channel, Piney Point, mouth of both rivers, the Alafia and the Little Manatee. It is a small, tasty pan fish. You may catch l5 per day l2 in. fork. Cobia are still roaming and not only in the TECO water flow in Apollo Beach. Several have been boated in the bay waters this week. This is a game fish and will give you a good fight before you boat it. Sheepshead are King of pier catching this week, along with a few flounder. Fresh water catfish are hungry and many have been on dinner tables this week. Our lakes, and freshwaters of upper Little Manatee and Alafia rivers yield fresh-water catches. Most people know that our mangroves are protected by law. I overheard a conversation this week about a person living on the bay who cut down his mangroves because they shut off his view. A good-hearted neighbor reported him, and he was fined thousands of dollars. Slight trimming is ok, but dont cut them down and maybe you also should know your neighbors Floridians often take our fishing for granted, but people all over the world light up like city lights when someone speaks of fishing in Florida. Football season is here and the Rays are winding down, dont get so involved that you dont have time to fish. Tabletop angels focus of next Sewing Guild eventThe Brandon/Eastbay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 East Sadie St. in Brandon. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. The program will be given by Carol Schindler, who will show attendees how to make her holiday tabletop angel, as requested by members. Carol will also share some of her beautiful garments and accessories. As always, newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Darlene Youmans at (813) 671-8852.

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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! Returns to Ruskin This Weekend!On the corner of (site of the old Coffee Cup) | For more info call 813-732-5338 Come out and get your.... and SO much more!This Sunday,Sept. 3010 a.m.3 p.m. Community & Farmers Market St. Anne BingoCome celebrate the 2nd AnniversaryTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 BIGGER JACKPOTS DOOR PRIZES FREE GAME STRIP FREE CAKE Mystery Guest CallerSt. Anne Catholic Church Order your evergreen wreath Oct. 1 Beginning October 1, you will be able to order a 22 live noble fir evergreen wreath from any Sun Center Lions member. Cost is $21 and must be paid at time of order. The wreaths will arrive with a red velvet waterproof bow and some trimmings. All orders and money must be in no later than Friday, November 2, for delivery the week after Thanksgiving. You may also order a wreath to send to a loved one or a friend -prices vary on these and your local SCC Lion will have all the infor mation for you. There will be a sample avail able the middle of October, plus the Lions will have pictures. The Lions will be present at the Trash and Treasures function on October 13 and Hi Neighbor on November 1. You will be able to place an or der then. Wouldnt you just love to have one of these beautiful wreaths hanging on your door or wall for the holidays? If you dont know a SCC Lions Club member, call Gloria and Gene Deiss at 634-1978, Rich Cohen at 597-5368, or Ellen and Terry McGovern at 633-4202. The SCC Lions meet the sec ond and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grill, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard in Sun City Center. Lunch is at 11:00 a.m. and meeting starts promptly at noon. For more information, call 633-4202. All Veterans Reunion in Crystal River American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 Floral City will host its second annual Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday Oct.14 to Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute open all week. Live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands, and Paul and Jackie Stevio) and others Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Additionally there will be a WW2 and Windtalkers display plus a Native American Sacred Smoke Ceremony. Its a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our na tion free. The public is welcome. Public and private school children groups encouraged to arrange for free guided tours. For vendor applications email Richard Mass at richardmass@ tampabay.rr.com. For all other information visit www. NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org. Veterans organizations, military, commercial and other vendors still needed. Deadline is Sept. 30. Vendor spaces: 10ft. X 10ft. is $175 a 15ft. X 15ft. is $250. Larger spaces are $1.25 per sq. ft. Limited power sites $35 extra plus 6% sales tax. Application deadline is Sept. 30. Vendors may set up af ter 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Tent campsites, 40x40 are $10 per night. Vendors can inquire about site space. Location is seven miles north of Crystal River, FL, at Holcim Corp. Properties at Red Level, FL. Look for signs. Vietnam Wall and other Memorials will be escorted from Citrus County Fairgrounds to Veterans Reunion site Sunday, Oct. 14. Motorcycles and all other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-5796190, Tom Gallagher 352-8601629. The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225s build ing fund. Sponsorships, donations and new members are welcome.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 19 SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Programs Sept. 27Oct. 3Teen Night: Game Zone* Family Story Time Family Artists Baby Time Mad Hatter Tea Party* Toddler Time Story Time Teen/Adult Drawing* The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Sun City Kiwanis.Terrific Kids for September at Cypress Creek Elementary School Riverview VFW offers rockin, boppin Sock Hop A rockin, boppin Sock Hop will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at VFW Post 8108. The idea is to dance the night away to the sounds of the 50s and 60s. Roast-beef sandwiches and French fries will be served for $6 until 6 p.m., as well as banana splits for $2. Music starts after dinner. A dance contest and costume contest will be part of the evening, although costumes are optional. Proceeds from the Sock Hop will supply telephone calling cards for troops overseas. VFW Post 8108 is at 7504 Riverview Dr., Riverview. For more information, contact Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Smith at (813) 671-1564. Ruskin Seafood Festival seeks sponsorsThe 24th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival, scheduled for Nov. 3 & 4 in the towns E.G. Simmons Park, is seeking official sponsors. Called The Largest Annual Event in South Hillsborough County by the Tampa Business Journal, the festival features seafood, an arts and crafts showcase, nonprofit and environmental exhibits, a boating and fishing expo, an interac tive kids Fun Land area, local business vendors and live music. According to the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, average attendance each year is approximately 20,000. We want to give official sponsors the most bang for their buck, says Melanie Morrison, executive director of the chamber. Leading up to this event, during the event, and after the event, we want to give sponsors the opportunity to put their business name and image directly into the hands of thousands of potential customers. Depending on the level of commitment, sponsors may be mentioned/seen in promotional materials, local and regional newspapers, on the official festival website and social media, in press releases, and in printed material, including on-site banners, booth space, daily PA announcements and possible television coverage. For more information, call (813) 645-3808 or visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org. C.A.R.E.Pets of the week 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) 645-2273.Midnight IggyIggy is a handsome Boxer who lost his home when his owner was in a serious car crash. He is a big boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Iggy enjoys a game of tag out in the yard. He is super sweet too! Iggy is neutered, house broken, and ok around kids. As part of his adoption he will be micro chipped and brought up to date on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2007

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20 SEPTEMBER 27, 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. Joseph Jack McDonaldJoseph Jack McDonald, 91, of Tampa, passed away on September 13, 2012. Born and raised near the shores of Tampa Bay, he was a true Florida Cracker and Southern maverick who built his own fishing cabins and blue crab traps, and who could smoke a mullet so moist the neighbors would line up for a stack. To those in the criminal justice system, he was known as a savvy Tampa Police Detective who helped bust some of the citys biggest mafia rackets. Jacks exuberance for life and investigation moved him to join the U.S. Air Corps in 1942 and, as a radar instructor, he taught pilots how to navigate over precarious international waters. Returning home in 1946, he earned a badge at the Tampa Police Department and started walking a beat on downtown streets, including then-infamous Skid Row. As he swiftly climbed ranks to Patrolman and ultimately Sergeant-Detective, he met and married beautiful Tampa native Marguerite Olivia. Like Jack, Marguerite loved to fish and hunt, and in 1970 they Area Obituaries Bettylou LewersMrs. Bettylou Quilhot Lewers, 79, of Lake Wales, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lake Wales Medical Center, of heart failure. She was born October 20, 1932 in Highland Park, Michigan, and moved to Lake Wales 13 years ago from Ruskin. Alongside her husband Phillip she was the retired owner of the Lewers Funeral Home. She was a graduate of Manatee High School. Even with her busy career, she maintained a life of service and charity. She served in many offices for the Cancer Board, March of Dimes, American Foreign Student Exchange, PTA, Ruskin Junior Womans Club, the South Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, Ruskin Fire Department and Civil Defense, the Order of the Eastern Star DeSoto Chapter #201, and the Ruskin United Methodist Church. She was honored in 1966 as the Ruskin Woman of the Year and the Outstanding Young Woman of America. Bettylou is survived by her high school sweetheart and beloved husband of 62 years Phillip, daughters Terry Sollazzo of Valrico and Tracy Penaloza of Ruskin, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, her twin brother Arthur Quilhot of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and her sister Roberta Hurdle of Fullerton, California. She was preceded in death by her daughter Toni Sumner, a sister Janet Potter, and her parents G.R. Quilhot and Josephine Jones. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Ruskin Memorial Park. Fall Crafts Festival is Oct. 19-20The Second Annual Prince of Peace Fall Festival of Crafts will be held Oct. 19 and 20, and will provide the opportunity to start holiday shopping early. Forty-five crafters and artists will be at the festival, displaying quilted items, jewelry, original artwork, floral items, ceramics, hand knits, toys, holiday decor and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available for sale both days as well as a bake sale, all sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. Doors will be open 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19; on Saturday, the hours are 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Lynn at (941)723-8431.SCC Chamber Players begin 3rd season at Methodist ChurchThe Sun City Chamber Players will kick off their concert season at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at the United Methodist Church on West Del Webb Blvd., which is once again hosting the groups season. The opening concert features the Gypsy Piano Trio by Joseph Haydn, the little-heard String Quartet in F Major by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, and Felix Mendelssohns String Quintet in B Major, Op 87. The Sun City Chamber Players is a group of professional musicians from the west coast of Florida who gather together to provide performances selected from the best of the chamber music reper toire. Each performance features a different number of players, from two up to full chamber orchestra. The ensemble will be performing two more concerts at the United Methodist Church on Friday, Jan. 4 and Apr. 19, both at 7 p.m. A donation of just $10 is requestd at the door on the evening of the concert. For additioznal information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (8130 634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodzist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. joined a deer-hunting expedition in Colorado. There in deep snow banks, Marguerite the lone woman on the hunt bagged two hefty 8-point bucks. Jack couldnt have been happier. Ultimately, Jack was drawn to the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. In tiny, backwoods Aripeka, 50 miles north of Tampa, he and his brother, James, built a two-story Cracker cabin at lands end that became an enchanting retreat for generations of family and friends. At low tide, they could wade to a piece of land Jack named Arrowhead Island for the perfectly-preserved arrowheads left by 19th-century American Indians. His children and grandchildren thrilled to join Jack on arrowhead hunts while chasing fiddler crabs down their muddy holes. At night, Jack led floundergigging trips in his aluminum skiff, then everyone would play poker beside star-lit waters. Players had to return any winnings at the end of the game because, after all, that was the law. In 1997, he and Marguerite moved to Sun City Center and began what Jack called the high life. He loved sunset dinners with the neighbors, who swear his sweetheart disposition gave no clue of a man who once hunted hardened criminals for a living. No, in Sun City Center, every day is Saturday and Sunday, Jack would say. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marguerite; and his brother James McDonald. He is survived by two daughters, Duane Landers of Tampa, and Tommie (Larry) Thompson of Tennessee; sister-in-law Lois McDonald of Tampa and her two daughters, Ann (Raymond) of Tampa, and Aline of Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be in October on the bridge at Norfleet Fish Camp in Aripeka.Glenn Jeannette SpisakGlenn Jean Spisak of Ruskin passed away at Tampa Bay Hospital under the care of LifePath Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Jean was born in Knoxville, TN, Jan. 13, 1930, and lived in Redford and Southfield Michigan until moving to Florida in 1970. She is survived by her children Diana Lynn (Mike) Lovchuk of Apollo Beach, Cathy Lee (Art) Hoffmeyer of Wolverine Lake, MI, and Douglas Edward McNear of Ruskin. She is also survived by grandchildren Scotty W. Walker and greatgrandchildren Brianna, Becky and Tyler of Sullivan, MO; Todd Coughlin and great-grandchildren Devan and Madison of Wixon, MI; Trace Coughlin of Indianapollis; Danny Coughlin of Redford, MI; and Kimberly Coughlin and great-grandchildren Elxis & Calista of Wixon, MI. Nieces are Laura Edge, Ellen WittBett, Ruth Webber, Stormy McGuire, Cindy Moss and Jennifer Gonterman, all of Michigan. Nephew is George Korby. Extended family includes Michael Lovchuk and his children Kendall & Alex of Panama City; Katie Nehls and her children Mikey and Matthew of Palm Harbor; and Sherry Lail and her children Brandon, Dena, Kate, Diana and Edgar of West Palm Beach. Jean was a longtime member of Ruskin Women of the Moose Lodge #813, holding all chairs possible up to Senior Regent. She was in several Christmas shows portraying Brenda Lee or playing the piano. She fostered several German Shepherds for the Southeastern Guide Dog School in Ellenton, FL. She later adopted two greyhounds, Sherry and Beth. Jean worked at the Shopper Observer News, starting in 1978 as a typesetter until her retirement Oct. 12, 2007. She loved her job and the family that she worked with. Jean was clever, quickwittted and comical and always worked hard. The Shopper Observer News was her life. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at National Cremation & Burial Society of Ruskin. Funeral will be Friday, Sept. 28, at 11:00 a.m. at National Cremation & Burial Society of Ruskin. Internment will be at Ruskin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Southeastern Guide Dog School or LifePath Hospice.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 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. Southern gospel Dominion Quartet to perform at United Methodist Church The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes the southern gospel Dominion Quartet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. The group was formed several years ago with a calling to share the word of God and message of salvation through their close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals. The Quartet performs all over the eastern part of the United States. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about the group and to hear samples of their music, visit www.thedominionquartet.com. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the SCC United Methodist Church, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539 or visit the website at www. sccumc.com. NOSHFest planners are (standing, from left): Monica Frost, Randi Lannak, Gayle Borgen, Carolyn Miller, Judy Jacobson, Judith Pliner, Hank Mart, Sheryl Finke and Gerald Pliner. Seated, from left: Jill Oppolo, Lauren Shaw, Sandra Roberts and Toby Koch.On Sunday, Nov. 4, Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will host its first Jewish Food Festival called NOSHFest Brandon, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Donations of food items to support local food banks will be gratefully accepted. NOSHFest Brandon will provide traditional, tasty Jewish cuisine such as potato latkes, kugel, corned beef sandwiches, brisket, challah, bagels and cream cheese, rugelach, mandelbrot and, of course, chicken soup. Food is so central to Jewish holidays and observances and NOSH Fest is a fun and meaningful way to share our traditions with others, says Rabbi Betsy Torop. Entertainment will include the music of the Mike Eisenstadt Band, dancing, dramatization of a Jewish wedding, games, Torah Tots with the Rabbi, a shofar-NOSHFest promises yummy tastes of Jewish cuisine on Nov. 4blowing contest, a hot-dog-eating contest, crafts for kids, tours of the synagogue, and more. NOSHFest Brandon is made possible with a grant from Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation. Tampa Jewish Family Services provides 5,000 full bags of food to families of all faiths in Hillsborough County each year through its Community Food Bank program in Brandon and Citrus Park. Tampa Jewish Family Services is pleased to participate in NOSHFest Brandon and appreciates being a beneficiary of the event. The donation of canned food items will help our agency serve hundreds of families in need each month in Brandon and all of Hillsborough County, says Michael Barnett, CEO of Tampa Jewish Family Services. For more information about the festival, visit www.noshfestbrandon.com or call (813) 681-6547.Alafia to host Thanksgiving Service Nov. 21The Alafia Ministerial Association will host its 27th Annual Alafia Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Ave., Riverview. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable food, new or likenew blankets, socks, shoes and toys for distribution to the neediest. This years recipient ministry is Full Gospel Revival Ministries. For more information, contact Rev. Don Faling, Gateway of the Nazarene, (813) 677-2519.Womens Bible study group The Womens Interdenominational Bible study group meets each Monday 9:30 11:00 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church on West Del Webb Blvd., for in-depth study, music and great fellowship. For more information, call (813) 633-9083. Sisterhood of Beth Israel to meetSummer has faded into Autumn, and that means a new season of events and programming for Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center. Their first Sisterhood meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Debbie Brown, Investigator for Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, will discuss Scams, Schemes and Scoundrels. Information on identity theft, consumer fraud, and fraudulent tax returns are among the subjects she will discuss. Numerous take-home materials will also be provided.Cedarkirk Camp sponsors senior adult retreatA day retreat at Cedarkirk Camp at nearby Lithia will be held 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and is designed specifically for adults 55 and older. Highlights of the event include a delicious home-cooked lunch, a music program, and the leadership of an inspirational speaker. There will also be time to enjoy the beauty of Gods creation with options for hiking, games, or relaxing in rocking chairs on the back porch. The price is $12, which includes lunch and all activities. Space is limited, so register early. People may register as individuals or as a group by contacting the camp office at (813) 685-4224 or emailing karin@cedarkirk.org.Trinity Baptist Church begins expansion projectTrinity Baptist Church held a ground-breaking ceremony in August to kick off its expansion plans. The church has outgrown its present facility and has a threephase expansion plan. The church has just raised $407,000 for phase I, which will be an expansion of the parking lot, with 103 additional spaces. Phase II will be a new drive-through to allow traffic to flow both ways, and phase III will be a 10,000-squarefoot threestory building addition. The building addition will consist of Sunday School classrooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a new choir room. For more information on the church, call 634-4228.

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22 SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 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 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 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 Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton such as over-crowding there. Myrna Persinger and others are also worried because the women they see and write to are not eligible for parole, even though they have as many as 15-to-30 years left to serve and have been (or were being) rehabilitated under the faith and characterbased system operated by staff and volunteer cooperation at HCI. The local group took their cause to State Sen. Ronda Storms, who, in a Sept. 24 interview, stated that The faith-based prison, along with its 400-plus volunteers, truly influenced and helped change lives. I think it is a true shame it has been dismantled. I am a pretty tough law and order legislator, but I am a strong supporter of restorative justice. Society has a keen interest in returning women prisoners to the general population who will be less likely to return to a life of crime, and HCI offered that rare attribute to our state. What a shame. She also questions the rating system used by the Florida Department of Corrections at least in the case of HCI in a phased closing of many prisons and youth detention centers in cost-cutting measures between March 2011 and Aug. 2012. The rating the DOC used to reflect the cost of maintaining the prison per inmate inflated the true cost because HCI provided medical care to inmates from surrounding facilities, Storms said. In my view, inmates transported from other facilities should be calculated against the sending facility if that is where the inmate satisfies her prison sentence. Yet, the DOC used those skewed numbers to inflate the cost of providing care to inmates and justify closing the prison. Storms went on to say she felt it was a priority for the DOC to close the Hillsborough Correctional Institute and the rating system was merely a way for them to validate that argument. The volunteers say the arbitrary rating system could have been used at other facilities as well. In telephone interviews performed between Sept. 19 and Sept. 24, the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee reported that the closings around the state will save taxpayers approximately $25 million in costs and $30 million to the State budget. Besides HCI, other adult prisons that were closed include the Brevard Correctional Institution in Cocoa Beach; Hendry CI in Immokalee; Tallahassee Road Prison; Lowell CI Boot Camp; and Sumter Boot Camp. Additionally, some youth detention facilities were closed and adult inmates that required close management were moved out of Charlotte CI in Punta Gorda to other institutions making room for transferred inmates that did not require as tight a facility. In the 1990s, the Manatee County Jail was moved from downtown Bradenton to the Manatee Correctional Facility at Port Manatee and still remains there although a youth boot camp operated at that site has been closed, according to Manatee sheriffs spokesman Dave Bristow. The DOC maintains that even though they will save millions, the closings were not budgetarybased. There are fewer inmates, said DOC spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff in Tallahassee. As of 2010, many other states have also closed or are now closing both adult and juvenile facilities amid a climate of fewer arrests. Persinger and Sharon Whiddon of Sun City Center, both who volunteered at HCI, are two who say they wonder how there can be fewer people in prison now that there is no system of parole. Some of the women we knew (at HCI) had long terms to serve and the system no longer allows them to go before a parole board and request early release, she said. In fact, there was a petition effort that needed 50,000 signatures to go to Gov. (Rick) Scott but the leaders of that drive met with him in August and did not have the required number of signatures, Persinger said. (The petition and background, contact names and all other information about the lack of parole may be found at http://www. forgottenmajority.com/.) According to the DOC web site, http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ pub/timeserv/doing/index.html, as of 1994 legislative action eliminated parole except for those serving life sentences who may request a hearing after serving 25 years. Some people who were incarcerated before 1984 when new policies first started have also been grandfathered in so that they may request parole. Local volunteers who work with the women transferred from Volunteers enlist Senators help with questions about prison closings HCI have not given up on trying to help them though, including working with Storms office to see what can be done about reinitiating parole. The Department of Juvenile Justice, however, when questioned by telephone last week, said its decisions to close youth facilities was made chiefly to accommodate a shrinking budget. C. J. Drake, the spokesman named many newly-closed facilities around the state besides Tampa East Detention Center and said that the 2011/2012 budget had been reduced by $67 million, and had eliminated 600 positions, almost 500 of which had been vacated by attrition when cut. An email followed, quoting statements made by Gov. Rick Scott when signing the legislation into law, where Scott said The State of Florida is embarking in a new strategic direction for treating youth in juvenile facilities this is a profound shift in how the agency has historically handled juvenile offenders and we will be reforming our residential practices and community systems to comply with the new systems. Juvenile offenders from South County will now join those from other areas of the county in the West Detention Center near Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The real estate and buildings vacated did not belong to the DOC or DJJ, and have been returned to the State of Florida. There is no word yet from Tallahassee as to how they will be used (or if they will be sold) in the future. Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which de vices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Ruskin Branch Library Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Crate label swap meet in Palmetto On 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.

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Thrift Store \021\024\022\024\000%\016\000#OLLEGE\000!VE\016\000s\000USKIN 813-641-7790 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church ED\016\014\000&RI\016\000\006\000ATURDAY 9 a.m. Noon Sept. 26, 28 & 29 Purse and Shoe Sale Buy a purse or shoes, get a purse or shoes Free S\\000Z\003\024\003[OL\003:LJYL[\003:HSL N ETTIE ’ S E STATE S ALES Cell: (813) 382-7536 Beautiful house with beautiful treasures! Don’t miss out! Contents Include LIKE NEW Furniture: Flowered Broyhill sofa & matching loveseat; Broyhill cream swivel rockers; drop-leaf table; side chairs; wrought iron sofa, coffee and end tables; beautiful glass-top dinette VHW\036\003PLFUREHU\003ORYHVHDW\003\011\003VOHHSHU\003VRID\036\003 wood lift-up coffee table & matching lamp tables; cream queen bedroom set; cherry bedroom furniture; gorgeous wicker patio set; 3-pc patio set with swivel rockers; art; glassware; home decor; collection of hat pins and MORE. Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 303 S. 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SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SER VICES650 SER VICES700 REAL EST A TE500 705 CLEANINGHave a nice day 565 M.H. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 W A TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 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 RENT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 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 55+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smok ing, no pets. 813-634-9695 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813-633-5537 612 APTS FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 2br/1ba apt for rent. Bahia Beach area. Utilities included $900 monthly. Call Kent 813-701-4194613 CONDOS FOR RENTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Sun City Center, 55+ 2br/2ba, furnished, washer, dryer, no smoking, no pets. $1,500 monthly 402-4205444 Kings Point, 2br/2ba, all appliances, fully furnished. Annual $850 monthly, seasonal (4 mo. minimum) $1,300. Walking distance 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 ALSFor rent; 1br/1ba mobile home in quiet park. Totally refurbished, nice bright & clean. No pets, no smokers, close to SCC. $700 monthly. Call 813-695-5515 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-2369207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-6452446 For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gib Ruskin 813-919-0375. Se habla espanol646 W AREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADUL T/CHILD CARECaregiver/ companion. Care for your loved one! Years of experience with disabilities & Alzheimers, CPR, blood pressure, EKG, exercise. 813-938-3664 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 CLEANINGCleaning by Brenda Caring personal care. Hourly rates, mornings available. Brenda Tatham 813-965-4085 Rons 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 cleanstruction/ clean up. Free estimate & consultation. Reference available. 813-650-4637 100% client satisfaction. Mow lawns 708 MOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813447-6123 710 LAWN CAREM & C Mower Repair. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery B&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care provid ing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ com mercial. www.bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Bills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840S & L Lawn Mower Repair 1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tuneup special. $49 push mower $69 riding mowers. Free pickup & delivery. Same day service. 813305-6666 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 DIG IT, HAUL IT, THROW IT, DEVELOP IT. Dont be a STICK-IN-THE MUD--just make an offer on it, because bank/owner does not want to HOLD IT. This 14 acres+ piece was taken back at a loss and being offered at a loss. Started on market at appraised value but now down to $125,000 (under $9000 an acre!). JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. YOURE MISSING OUT ON LOTS OF FUN if youre not checking out moving into this happening area. Enjoy your home time in this outstanding 3BR 2BA home with over 2100 square feet, vaulted ceilings, split plan on quiet street. Get rested up for all the activities and opportunities afforded to you and your Sun City Center neighbors.$169,600 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely redone including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include : 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, tract lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trip, loads of storage. $224,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. PRICE REDUCTION AT CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! Very well maintained 3BR/2BA MH in gated waterfront community. Special features include: nice open oor plan with split bedrooms, extra large kitchen with tons of cabinets, wet bar, new insulated windows, new ooring & carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 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. SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. Split oorplan, formal and family rooms, eating space in kitchen, screened porch, large yard, quiet canal setting, 2600 sq. feet of living area and more. Asking $259,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. DELIGHTFUL 2BR/2BA KINGS POINT CONDO in shady Highgate area. Attached covered carport with sepa rate golf cart garage that doubles as an inside utility room. Great for year round living or second home. Plush carpet & ceramic tile. Clean & move in ready. $67,000. Jo Ellen Mobley 813-645-1540. RUSKIN GREEN HOUSES FOR LEASE: 3 large greenhouses with propane heaters and irrigation, and a 50x50enclosed seed house, well and electric, on 5 acres. This parcel is part of a large fenced area. $2,000/month. Adjacent property with ofces, workshop, warehouses and fuel storage on 5 acres, for lease separately: $3,000/mo. Call for details. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250. 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN : with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consisting of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CAIRE TORT 363-7250. GREAT WINTER/RETIREMENT CONDO: This Kings Point unit, 1BR/1.5BA, has nice enclosed lanai with Washer / Dryer, remodeled BA with new walk-in-tub. Carpet just cleaned. Close to Club house, and all amenities offered by this gated community. $21,900. Call CAIRE TORT 363-7250.Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our ofce for the Victims Assistance Program. 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer.Check out our web site observernews.net Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 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. 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 27, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY P APERS OF FLORIDA (CPF STATEWIDES) CPF STATEWIDES CPF STATEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 ADOPTION ADOPTION CASH FOR CARS! SURROGATE MOTHER NEEDED VIAGRA/ CIALIS! Pittman Trucking & Tractor Myers Trucking 716 CONCRETECement Floors 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Call 813-649-1418 The Shopper :210 W oodland Estates A ve. AD COPY AS YOU WISH IT T O APPEAR: $17.00 CLASSIFICATION 740 MISC. SER VICESSeawall Repairs Hate that Wallpaper? 860 SALES 870 GENERAL 870 GENERAL ADOPT California TV & AdvertisSING ESQ AD O PTI O N 866-633-0397 U nplanned paid. S ocial worker on staff. Call compassionate attorney Lauren Feinpenses P aid. Choose a L oving, F inancially S ecure family for your dential. Attorney Amy Hickman. (FL Lic. #832340) M O BILE HO ME R OO F SPE C IALIST F ree I nspections L ic/ I ns CCC1327406. Maintenance/Custodian Position Available Immediately! Full-time position in Ruskin with flexible hours. Must be mechanically inclined and available on weekends & holidays. For detailed job description, please go to www.BayouPass.com (under Classifieds section) or call Christine Trimmer at:813-645-1569EOE 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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