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By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netBALM A proposed high voltage electrical power transmission line will mostly skirt this rural community if regulators accept the Tampa Electric Company plan to increase capacity in the years ahead. The utilitys preferred route for a 230 kilovolt transmission line to meet future power demands would run eastward a short distance north of and parallel with C.R. 672 to a point near State Road 39, cross the county roadway and angle through unoccupied acreage owned by Mosaic just west of the state road and then proceed east along the north edge of S.R. 674 into Polk County. Known as the Polk Power to Fishhawk Substation Transmission Line, the 40-mile project also would connect a prospective new substation near Aspen Avenue and Boyette Road in Balm with the existing Fishhawk Substation, plus relocate existing line from Agricola Road south to an expanded Polk power station in western Polk County. The project cost is estimated to be in the $700 million neighborhood, according to Cherie Jacobs, Tampa Electric spokesperson. One of five potential routes presented to residents during community meetings in both the Balm-Wimauma and the Fishhawk-Lithia areas earlier in the year, this preferred arrangement was included with the companys Petition of Need filed with Floridas Public Service Commission on September 12, Jacobs said. And on October 3, the utility submitted a Site Certification Application to Floridas Department of Environmental Protection based on the same routing, she added. The preferred transmission line placement was selected on the basis of several criteria, including customer input, both current and anticipated land uses, environmental considerations, engineering requirements as well as costs, according to a letter from Tampa Electric to about 2,000 property owners in the pertinent areas. That letter was mailed on Friday, October 12, and should be in property owners hands this week, Jacobs noted. The driving forces for the project are expected increases in power demand due to projected population growth and the companys contracts for purchased power which are to expire in 2016. The PSC hearing on Tampa Electrics Petition of Need is scheduled for December 12, Jacobs noted, with a decision from the commission expected in early 2013. www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 inside: Screaming through the Sky This electric radio-controlled helicopter is capable of reaching 140 miles per hour. The Triple Creek RC Club will hold a fly-in for model helicopter enthusiasts Oct. 27-28.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSBy %  MITCH TTRaAPHaAGenEN mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW It wouldnt be accurate to say that the jet rumbled down the taxiway. It was virtually silent as it made the turn onto the runway, pausing momentarily at the end, waiting to take off. The engines could not be heard as they idled, waiting Preferred route of high voltage power line pinpointedfor incoming traffic to clear the runway. With the runway cleared, the engines were only slightly audible, but the moment the wheels left the ground, it screamed and was gone, or nearly so. While the radio control module could easily still communicate with the jet if it flew out of sight, standing on the See SCREAMING THROUGH THE SKY, page 14 Dual PurposeWomans club hopes early shopping day will increase renovation funds By PPENNY FLETCHTCHERR%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Robin Roberts takes her job as chairwoman of the House & Grounds Committee of the Ruskin Womans Club seriously. Lately, shes been pulling up boards and carpet in one of the two apartments on the second floor of the historic Womans Club building with her bare hands and the help of a few tools. Keeping up a 100-year-old building is quite a job, Roberts said Oct. 11 as she showed all the things that need repaired. Built in 1910, the three-story structure was the home of Dr. George Miller and his wife, Adeline Dickman Miller. Dr. Miller founded a Ruskin College in what would soon become Ruskin. The college was based on the philosophy of PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOThe 100-year-old building was once Ruskin College, as founded by John Ruskin. Many newcomers ask why State Road 674 is called College Avenue in Ruskin, and this building and those that once surrounded it are the reason why. MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring Company LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com We offer affordable luxury. We also do cabinets and counter tops.Happy Halloween from See RUSKIN WOMANS CLUB, page 6 See POWERLINE ROUTE, page 3John Ruskin, an Englishman who advocated for education of the middle class by setting up commune-style schools and museums for working people in several areas of the world. Although all the buildings belonging to the Ruskin College burned but two and the college itself ceased to exist, the historic landmark still stands at 503 U.S. 41 in Ruskin and is in much use today. Home to the Ruskin Womans Club, the VP Biden to visit Sun City CenterOn Friday, October 19, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at a grassroots campaign event in Sun City Center at the Sun City Center Community Association Community Hall. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Vice President will be in Florida through Saturday. Tickets for the SCC event may be requested at:SCC Community Association 1910 SS. PPebble Beach Blvd.S Sun CCity CCenter, FL 33573 Riverview Office OFA-FL 11215 Bloomingdale A A ve.R Riverview, FL 33578RRiverviews TT rick or TT reat Street is coming. See page 2 Anti-Bullying program kicks off. See page 3G Get advice on native and invasive plants. See page 18 mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO October is Breast C Cancer Awareness month. See the insert in this issue.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 3 SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, Oct. 289 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door) South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to Silversea all inclusive values and suite deals!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.00Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-3291 Anti-bullying program to kick off at Riverview High SchoolMITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netTAMPA During the regular meeting of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners on Oct. 3, Commissioner Sandra Murman read a proclamation stating that October would be set aside as National Bullying Prevention Month in Hillsborough County. She also provided a status update on the countys anti-bullying project, now in its third year. According to Murman, an anti-bullying advisory committee began with former commissioner Rose Ferlita in January of 2010. The resulting youth program, Bully Busters, has since won five national and multiple state and local awards. The second phase of the project will partner with Hillsborough County Schools, beginning at Riverview High School on Oct. 19. At the beginning of the school year, seven have formed clubs known as SAVE, Students Against Violence Everywhere. Today the number of clubs is up to 14. Our momentum right now for anti-bullying is really picking up, and as other schools learn about SAVE, the word is spreading, Commissioner Murman told the board. This is a real significant achievement in such a short period of time of a little over two and a half years. It was my dream that we would have anti-bullying [efforts] present in all of the middle schools and high schools in Hillsborough County. Dr. Tom Massey of the University of South Florida and the chair of the anti-bullying advisory committee said, Research suggests that as many as 30 percent of children either witness or experience bullying on a regular basis. Since the advent of electronic media, cyber bullying is a rising concern, and so bullying extends beyond the school and into the individual youths homes. [Combating] this is very much a community effort, its beyond the schools and into the community where it needs to be. The Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office are also members of the advisory board. During the meeting, Commissioner Murman pointed out that the award-winning program does not involve the use of tax dollars. For information about the national SAVE program, visit www. nationalsave.orgHillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman issued a proclamation declaring October as National Bullying Prevention Month in Hillsborough County. The DEP process is longer, she added, with the regulatory agency reviewing the utilitys site application within the parameters of Floridas Power Plant Siting Act and then a Siting Board consisting of the governor and cabinet approving or rejecting the agencys recommendations. A Siting Board hearing is anticipated later in 2013 with a decision made by the end of that year. Specific placement of the structures that constitute the project can be determined only after site application approval, the spokeswoman said. Barring regulatory changes, the projects design phase could begin in 2014, she added. And, if construction can begin late in 2014, the new transmission lines could be in service in 2016. The next year 2017 is the utilitys target for completion of the Polk Power Plant expansion. Whether the new line is overhead or underground will be determined in the design and engineering stage, Jacobs noted. The company plans to solicit additional customer input at that time, she added. As for covering the project costs, Jacobs said the estimated expense would not be assessed Tampa Electric customers through prepayment on monthly utility bills. Shared costs, she said, would not be addressed until the project is completed. The company remains committed to communicating with customers as project milestones are achieved, Jacobs added, and additional information about the proposed transmission lines is available by calling 813-630-6295. Information about the Polk Power Plant expansion can be obtained by calling 813-228-1021. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPreferred powerline route%  This illustration details the route preferred by Tampa Electric Company for a proposed 230 KV transmission line in the Balm area. The line would skirt most of the rural community, placed parallel with C.R. 672. (TT ampa EElectric CCompany map)

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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION: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 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the Celebrity Cruises experience!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 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. 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SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 11/1/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/1/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/1/12 CR39FREE* FREE* By William Hodges If you are a long-time reader of this column, you may remember my telling the following story. Alfred Nobel woke up one morning to read in his newspaper that he had died. The article detailed much of his life, and said he would always be remembered as the creator of what was then the most devastating force on earth. He was the inventor of TNT. The article said that his invention had elevated warfare to a new level of barbarism, and that he was personally responsible for the death and destruction that it brought. After notifying the newspaper that he had not died, (or as Mark Twain once said, The reports of my death have been grossly exaggerated.) he found out that, in fact, his brother had died, and a careless editor had switched the prewritten obituaries. Alfred Nobel saw what most of us will never have the opportunity to see. He was given a rare glimpse of how he would be remembered in history. As a result, he made up his mind that by the time he died, the headline would no longer read, Man of death dies, but rather, Man of peace dies. He spent the rest of his life, and much of his fortune, working on a foundation that was, and is, dedicated to the cause of world peace. He established a variety of Nobel prizes in such diverse areas as medicine and literature. The success of his efforts is attested to by the results of a poll. When asked what Alfred Nobel was famous for, 65 percent of those responding said, The Nobel Peace Prize. Less than 5 percent mentioned his invention of TNT. There were also several who thought he played some position Positive Talk: Rewriting the Storyin baseball. I guess you cant win them all. What brought Nobels story back to my mind was the death of a young man named Tom. No, he was not a millionaire inventor nor did he ever make any major contributions to mankind. I have known Tom and his family most of his life and he was a very troubled boy to say the least. His family was very supportive and tried their best to work through Toms moods and bouts of trouble. By 16 years of age, Tom had a lengthy police record and had been expelled from school. By 18, a judge gave him the choice of joining the army or going to jail. He chose the army and landed in the stockade after only six months of service. In less than a year, he received a Bad Conduct Discharge and was again roaming the streets. Toms family begged him to come home and start over but he would not hear of it. Rather he joined a gang and was busted for possessing and selling drugs. Tom got out of jail on his 25th birthday and finally heeded his familys plea to come home. Once there, he took charge of his life and stopped drifting from one problem to another. He has worked steadily for the past five years and has received several promotions at his place of employment. Tom became active in his church and just last year met Millie, who was soon to become his wife. Two months ago he called me and with great excitement in his voice told me that he was to be a father. All that ended the other night when he was riding his motorcycle home from work and another motorist crossed a center line and hit him head on. By this time you are probably wondering what Alfred Nobel and Tom had in common. Both of them, by their own actions, changed the way the world would remember them. I dont try to make sense of the things that happen in this world but rather look for lessons I can learn. The lesson I learned from Toms death is not that it is sad a young man of such potential died, even though it is, but rather it is a blessing that he did not die before his potential was known. Alfred Nobel will not be remembered as a merchant of death, but a man of peace; and Tom will not be remembered as a young punk. Their deaths teach us we need not be remembered for past conduct, but rather for current actions. How will you be remembered? There is still time to rewrite the story.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 : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comLooking for an adventure?Lake Okeechobee hikeThe Big O Hike comes of age November 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the first step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. But its not as difficult as it seems. The hike is actually a series of one day hikes and participants can join or leave the other hikers at any trailhead around Lake Okeechobee. Popular hikes are the first day, a 3.5-mile Wimp Walk around Pahokee or the full day 12 mile walk to Port Mayaca. Hikers are shuttled back to the days starting point. There is no charge for the hike, and anyone is welcome to join the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association in this, what is believed to be the longest running long distance hike in Florida. Campgrounds or motels and meals for those requiring them are at the hikers expense. Of special interest is Thanksgiving Dinner at the historic Clewiston Inn. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att. net or write him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth, Fl 33467.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 5Hillsborough County Animal Services celebrates the month as NewvemberNew hours, new director, new volunteers, and a renewed mission. It all adds up to what Hillsborough County Animal Services has coined its Newvember celebration! On Thursday, Nov. 1, the County animal shelter kicks off Newvember by implementing new opportunities for residents to take advantage of its services and to volunteer to help. Newvember shelter hours will follow a 10 7 7 schedule: shelter hours will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days a week. To kick off the new 10 7 7 schedule, Animal Services staff invites the public to stop by the shelter at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa on Nov. 1 for a festive yappy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet new Animal Services Director Ian Hallett, meet-and-greet with shelter animals, and enjoy some refreshments. Newvember orientation sessions for new volunteers are currently scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and minors must be accompanied to orientation by a parent or legal guardian. Newvember also means Hillsborough County Animal Services will be open on the Veterans Day holiday, while other County government offices are closed. On Monday, Animal Services will offer half-priced pet adoptions to all active or retired military members. However, the shelter will close two hours early on that day only. The new 10 7 7 hours schedule will remain after November, but the public should check the website or call for animal turn-in hours. For more information about pet adoption, volunteering or the Newvember celebration at Hillsborough County Animal Services, call (813) 744-5660. To learn about Hillsborough County Animal Services, visit them online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices. September Terrific Kids at Collins ElementaryMarielle Achey, Aniya Baker, Olivia Barker, Hailey Bartolome, Rylie Birkey, Sedriyona Brown, Sierra Bryant, Mattison Burriss, Mason Burriss, Rikki Champagne, Lauren Cooke, Jossalin Cucalon, Nyanna Davis, Chris Diaz, Kathleen Gomez, Alex Garcia, Kyla Garcia, Alanna Hardin, Ninfa Iturralde, Sherman Johnson, James Keaton, Ryleigh Kenyon, Abbey Koedel, Monica Martinez, Emily Moore, Tyler Morel, Brooklyn Muse, Jocyllynne Patterson, Simone Pierce, Cameron Price, Mason Reid, Aisling Reily, Frida Rodill, Andrea Rodriquez, Chloe Saling, MaKenna Shrader, Avery Smith, Rebecka Smith, Isis Soto, Evelyn Staubitz, Emily Sumner, Michaela Thompson, Dylan Tirpak, Juliequeyn Tran, Rita Viramontes, Jamerya Wallace, Kailey Wilgus, Allie Williams, Christopher Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Matthew Wingo and Naijah Yoder. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by the S.C.C. Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, SweetBay, and Buffalo Wings. Women vendors wanted for holiday shopping eventThe Ruskin Womans Club is seeking women vendors for its first women-owned, home -based business, holiday shopping event called Trinkets, Baubles and Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. This sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. The club is looking for a diverse group of gift-type vendors of the home party type, as well as artists, potters, upscale crafters, woodworkers, stone crafters, lapidary items and more. They have room for 10 to 15 more vendors. This event is a fundraiser for the club. The entry fee will be a donation to its 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The shopping event will be held inside and on the grounds of the three-story building where The Ruskin Womans Club resides. Built in 1912, it was the original home for the President of Ruskin College, Dr. George McA. Miller and his wife Adaline Dickman Miller. In 1940 the Miller House was deeded by the family to the Club. It was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. As of 2012, the Ruskin Womans Club has been in existence for 100 years. Its charitable contributions to the community include college scholarships, local food pantry donations, work with Tampa area Veterans, and preservation of the rich history of the Ruskin area. For more information, contact: Carolyn Jones at (813) 645-3488 or Robin Roberts at (813) 5070509.Riverview VFW holds membership driveVFW Post 8108 will host a membership drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Those wishing to join should bring a copy of their DD-214 Form, or other proof that they served on foreign soil. Breakfast will be offered to all new members and to those who come to renew their dues. For more information, contact Commander Andy Davis at (813) 671-9845, Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Smith at (813) 6711564, or Mens Auxiliary President Max Smith at (813) 671-1564. Riverview Memorial VFW Post 8103 is located at 7504 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Camp Bayou Fall Open House offers a creeping, crawly morningKids who love to examine natures much-maligned critters should enjoy the Camp Bayou Open House on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free, family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp Bayou, a former RV park, is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. The theme, Out of the Dark, highlights a variety of creatures, dispelling myths about some while revealing the need to respect others. Throughout the morning, there will be several activity tables, some with live critters to handle, such as millipedes and ant lions. Games such as the Spider Scavenger Hunt and crafts such as Animal Masks should provide lots of fun and educational things to do. Other non-profits, such as ConserveItForward.org and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will be also be offering naturebased activities. The days events include a cockroach race, a snake stroll, making animal masks, trail tours, and for a small fee, a National Food Day Buffet, offering alternative treats to typical Halloween sweets. Registration is not required but encouraged. Door prizes will be drawn on the half hour from the list of all participants who register online at campbayou.org. Door prizes include Seminole pumpkin seedlings, goody bags and other surprises. The winning entries for the 2012 Camp Bayou Annual Photo Contest will be on display at the Fall Open House. There is still time to submit nature photos taken at Camp Bayou. Deadline is Saturday, Oct 20, to be judged by artist Bruce Marsh. For information contact campbayou@ gmail.com or call 813-641-8545. Nature Nook Books will also be on hand with books for sale for children and adults. Sponsors include th Street Neighbors and Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. These activities are part of a Get Outdoors Florida, Children and Nature, No Child Left Inside, Be Out There!-NWF, Lets Move Outside, National Food Day, Make a Difference Day, inspired initiative. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers prescheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from ThursdaySaturday from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a publicprivate partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Hillsborough County continues to streamline and improve how it does business with the launch of a new electronic submittal and review system for building plans. The system, called ProjectDox, is meant to improve the efficiency and ease of use for customers and County staff during the submission and review of construction projects. ProjectDox is a web-based electronic plan and document workflow system that creates a virtual workspace for customers and County staff to initiate, communicate, review and approve construction plans. This has taken a manual pro cess and turned it into a technol ogy-driven process, said Dave Ford, interim director for The Center for Development Services. Customers are given a special login for their projects that allows them to submit plans and documents and review the status of their projects from their own computers. County staff from various departments and agencies that need to review the plans also can log in from their computers to view documents online and mark them up as needed for everyone else to see and provide further input. The system, which will be integrated into the Departments current online permit application and inspection request service, also will allow users to pay their plan submittal and review fees online. The department is starting first with building plan submittals for this new system and plans to Submitting construction plans to Hillsborough County goes high-techexpand it to site and subdivision plan submittals by the end of the calendar year. County staff tested the system with local builders and contractors for several months before this launch. Additional training will soon be available for contractors and builders on how to use the new system. Development Services already has implemented several other technology improvements before this newest project. The department has allowed residents and contractors to apply for permits, schedule their inspections, and check the status of their permits and inspections online for several years. The departments PGM Store, accessible from the Countys website, also has allowed customers and County staff to check the status of zoning requests and access documents and information. Additionally, in 2009, Development Services started the first phase of electronic plan submittal, when it implemented a system for developers and engineers to submit their plans on flash drives, rather than bringing in bundles of paper plans and documents. For more information and to access the electronic plan submittal service, visit the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty. org/center/ and click on the Online Services link on the page. On that page, click on the Online Permitting and Plan Submittal System link. For additional assistance, users also can call The Center for Development Services at (813) 272-5600. Incognito Lounge, located in the MiraBay Village Shopping Center, is now serving lunch, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The new lunch menu includes fresh daily homemade soups, such as crab bisque and corn chowder, and a large selection of fresh salads. In addition, the restaurants Ruskin Veterans Day Parade honors veterans, welcomes marchersRuskin Memorial VFW Post #6287 will honor all veterans with a parade through downtown Ruskin. The Veterans Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and will travel on U.S. Hwy. 41. The parade is free to the public and all participants. All participants, sponsors and attendees are welcome at the VFW Post following the parade for ongoing family fun, music, food and an awards presentation ceremony. VFW #6287 invites all youth, civic and community organizations, fraternities and businesses to join in the parade. Interested organizations and/or businesses should contact the VFW at (813) 645-2935, or Parade Chairman Bruce Scheller at (813) 645-3410, or email aability1@verizon.net for additional information. Information and entry forms are also available online at www.vfwpost6287.com. The VFW is located at 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. very popular homemade meatballs are now available at lunch as a meatball sub. The new lunch menu can be viewed online at www.incognitolounge.com. All menu items are available for take-out and may be ordered by calling (813) 6459700.Incognito Lounge now open at lunch

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6 OCTOBER 18, 2012 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. 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 Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ELECTROLYSIS $40 per -hourLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572Call for appt. 813-244-0341 CNA, Home Care, looking to watch loved one. Reasonable rates. Call Laurie 813-244-0341. BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton bottom floor is rented out for various functions for money to keep up the grounds and building and the elegant simplicity of the people who built it can be seen in the sturdy hardwood floors, ceilings, and built-in-furniture including nooks and storage boxes as well as functional shelving. The home could not be kept up however without the rent from two apartments on the second floor. They are now in need of much repair, said Roberts. We could use the help of electricians and plumbers and cabinetry men. Because the building was put on the Historic Registry in 1974, it needs restored in the original manner, only with modernized appliances and air conditioning. The unfinished third floor is not in use, but is good-size and solid, made of plaster and wood. Roberts and club President Iris Mixon say they think the attic could be put to use as well and plan to gear money from various fundraisers and donations towards the refurbishing projects. One of the main fundraisers the club has done for many years is making and selling homemade pickles and jelly. This year, theyre also trying something different. Roberts and Carolyn Jones are co-chairwomen of the clubs Trinkets, Baubles & Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides being a fundraiser for the refurbishing, the event will give local residents a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping, Jones said. The shopping day will also be a showcase for local artists and painters, potters and other artisans. Only one product in each category will be permitted so there will be no competition among vendors. There will be items for the home, beauty products, jewelry, pet products and much more. The Womans Club is a 501(c)3 organization so any donations are tax deductible for the donor. It qualifies as tax exempt because of the charitable work it accomplishes, including college scholarships, local food pantry donations, work with Bay Area veterans, history preservation and more. Holiday purchases, of course, Womans Club dual purpose fundraiser%  will not be classed as donations. Having housed the first library in Ruskin with a collection of 5,000 donated books, one of the clubs current projects is to get the storage out of the original library room so that people may view the original wood shelving. Women vendors for the Nov. 17 event are still being sought. To participate, call Jones at (813) 645-3488 or Roberts at (813) 507-0509.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSCarolyn Jones and Robin Roberts, co-chairwomen of the Ruskin Womans Clubs Trinkets, Baubles & Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza say it will be held at the historic Womans Club building, 503 U.S. 41 in Ruskin Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will raise money to refurbish parts of the 100 year-old home and also give local residents a chance to buy some holiday gifts from local vendors. George McA. Miller (1919-1957) and Adaline Dickman Miller (18591936) who built the home and were the first residents in it during the time Ruskin College was in operation. In 1990, Ellsworth Simmons was named Man of the Year by the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce. A County Commissioner and civic-minded resident, he is credited with bringing many good things once only enjoyed by Tampa residents to South County. Upon his death, a garden was named for him at the Ruskin Womans Club.

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By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Four candidates two newcomers and two veterans are aiming for three seats at the Community Association table here come January. Gerald Collings Sr. and Mike Killian are the newcomers to the fray as Chuck Collett and Neil Rothfeld, both of whom currently sit at the board table, seek members nods supporting their return. The three seats to be filled have been occupied by Ann Marie LeBlanc who has served the maximum of two consecutive terms, and by first-term director Martin Hurwitz, who has chosen not to seek re-election. In the third place is Collett, another first-term officer and current board vice president, who wants to be returned for a second three-year term. Collett, trained as a lawyer and a high profile business executive in Maryland before relocating to Sun City Center, was a strong proponent during his first term of community efforts aimed at modernization of the retirement centers recreational facilities, particularly those on the Central Campus. He said this week he wants to help complete the work undertaken by the CA board in 2011 and 2012 pointing in that direction. The recently-completed community wide survey of member opinions disclosed a strong continuing resident interest in a master plan for upgrading and updating the amenities, he noted, adding that during his first term the emphasis was on answering such questions as what are the needs of the community and how can those objectives be accomplished. The extensive survey and its high response rate now has suggested specific answers to those questions, he said. He wants to serve a second term, he indicated, to explore ways and means of implementing the improvement goals cited by residents as their priorities. Asked about persistent, whispered rumors in the community related to his background involving a business failure and a personal bankruptcy, Collett replied that there is nothing secret about this, it is not hidden. Collett said that after practicing law for several years and in a variety of capacities, he had an opportunity to engage in a business venture involving waterfront residential properties and marina facilities. The business grew rapidly, he began devoting more time to it than to law practice, one project was joined by another, partners were taken on and they all were successful initially in the ventures, he said. There also were substantial bank loans capitalizing the projects, he added. Then the recession of the 1980s hit the U.S. East Coast, the market dried up radically and highly leveraged banks were taken over by the Resolution Trust Corporation to prop up the nations banking industry. RTC would not extend his companys multimillion-dollar loan agreements and the business collapsed, he said. Collett said he returned to the practice of law, worked hard to ensure his partners were not financially ruined, avoided a commercial bankruptcy that would have left others holding only empty money bags and then, after the business situation was resolved satisfactorily, sought protections with a personal bankruptcy filing as, most recently, have millions of other Americans stung by the financial collapse of 2007-08. He noted that ultimately he was highly successful in his law practice and suggested that no one understands the vagaries of business better than the individual who has confronted them, wrestled with sudden turns of events and succeeded in working through thorny issues. Collings has been in the area for nearly 50 years, moving to Tampa from the mid-west in 1964 and to SCC six years ago, he told The Observer. He was employed with Tampa Electric Company for more than 30 years dealing with electrical metering issues. He ended his career with Landis & Gyr, a maker of electrical meters, as an applications engineer, he added. This work took him around the world, troubleshooting meters and metering issues in power plants from China to Central America, he said. Since retiring on August 31, he said he has more time to devote to volunteer work and sees service as a director on the CA board as a perfect opportunity to work for my community. Collings noted he might bring a different perspective to the board, adding he is most vitally interested in working on the comprehensive long-term planning underscored by the recent community survey. He also said he believes there are actions that can be taken to make existing campus buildings more energy efficient in much the same way residential structures are upgraded energy-wise. It would have to be approached on a building by building basis to see what could be done, he said. Owner of a home bordering on the former North Lakes Golf Course, Collings also said he is particularly interested in pursuing opportunities to site walking trails and bike paths for residents. And, while he is not a dog owner, he added, hes also interested in investigating any chances to create a dog park on the north side of the community for those residents who are canine devotees. Killian, on the other hand, is one of those canine devotees whose family shares their SCC home with a beloved 18-monthold greyhound, Chloe. She is the Killians fifth rescue and very, very gentle, he said. Before moving to the community three years ago, Killians lived in Grosse Point, Michigan, and he worked in that states mainstay industry, automotive manufacture as an engineer, he added. Describing himself as someone Community master planning appeals to CA board candidates Chuck Collett Mike Killian Gerald Collings, Sr. Neil RothfeldPrep football results Last weeks scores: Riverview (2-4) fell to Steinbrenner (2-4) 14-27 Lennard (0-07) fell to Lakewood (6-0) 0-65 Spoto (2-4) defeated Blake (2-5) 21-6 Brandon (0-6) fell to Plant (5-1) 0-55 Bloomingdale (4-3) defeated Leto (0-7) 38-0 East Bay (2-4) fell to Gaither (5-1) 18-33 This weeks schedule: Riverview visits Brandon Lennard hosts Blake Wharton visits Bloomingdale East Bay visits Plant City Spoto visits RobinsonSee SCC CA CANDIDATES, page 19

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KIDS: Wear a costume and pick up treats from booths at the festival(No scary, bloody or provocative costumes please)Outdoor MovieMadagascar 3Europes Most WantedMovie begins at 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy 13498 U.S. 301 South Riverivew, FL 33578 813-677-0721 SouthBay.cc By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: The faith of fearI think I need a Thundershirt. What is a Thundershirt, you may ask? Im not entirely sure, but my dog Andi wears one whenever theres thunder about. It is supposed to help keep her calm, at least thats what the packaging claimed after Michelle bought it, displaying it triumphantly as a solution to our crazy-wildlyneurotic-terrified-dog-inthunderstorms problem. The funny thing is, though, that it does seem to help Andi. But the question that I have is why thunder bothers her in the first place. Thunder has never reached into the house to grab her. In her entire life, shes never even been left out in the rain. I can only assume in the thunder she hears some freakishly large beast with designs on having her for a snack (which would also explain why she wants to stick so close to us when it thunders were bigger so whatever is out there would eat us first, get full, and then leave before getting to Andi). Im not afraid of death but I have a mortal fear of slowly dying while still living. I was blessed to do so much in my life that now Im afraid it is possible my best days are in my wake, fading off behind me, leaving me moving forward to search only for redemption, perhaps forgiveness, or to search for something that is no longer possible. I know all too well that the phrase Its never too late is wrong. Sometimes it is too late. Apparently some people feel the same way about America. We are endlessly being told of so many things to fear terrorists, an economic meltdown, this guy or the other becoming the President of the United States. It even extends to the food we eat. I sat down for breakfast in front of a bowl of Great Grains, one of my favorite breakfast cereals. Not only do I like it, Ive always thought it was one of the few things that was actually good for me. As is my custom, I had breakfast in front of the computer, reading news websites. I pulled up a story about a scientist trying to get the word out that people should not be eating grains anymore. The grains we have today are not like those that our grandparents had something about genetic modifications and stuff that could kill us and melt our brains. Well, thats nice. Then I read a story about how Iran is four months away from developing a nuclear weapon. I am certain I read the exact same story four months ago. And four years ago. If they have been four months away for years now, that sounds like good news. Ill be long dead by the time they actually get through those four months. Time must move differently over there. And then, of course, there is cancer. When I was a kid, I remember hearing about the occasional person getting cancer and it was always a big deal, in a death sentence sort of way. Now it is more than just the occasional person; it seems a lot of people get cancer today. Fortunately, it appears that it is not necessarily a death sentence anymore, but it certainly is far more common. What kind of life is it to be afraid much of the time? Afraid of being blown up by an extremist in a shopping mall or on an airplane; afraid of what genetically modified grains are doing to our bodies; afraid that with every anomaly or weird pain in our arms or abdomen, cancer is behind it. Life is short enough the way it is, being afraid seems to be a waste of time. Andi has none of those concerns. She knows nothing of terrorism or cancer, yet when thunder booms she is terrified. Fortunately, the Thundershirt seems to help. And now I want one for the thunder that is booming in my life. Apparently, fear sells. Why else would we be bombarded by it? I have enough things to fear as it is without a politician adding to the list. Im not afraid of dying in a plane crash or in an exploding shopping mall; Im afraid of my knees hurting to the point that I stop wandering off on adventures. Im afraid that my energy and motivation levels will drop off so that it will suddenly seem like too much work to go in search of something new. I dont need someone else peddling fear and I refuse to trade liberty for a false facade of security. I need to hear some positive affirmation. Fear sells? What have we become? I dont want to hear that the other guy is going to drive us into the ground, I want to hear about Morning in America again. I want to hear about what we have going for us, not what is working against us. What happened to faith? Faith in ourselves and in our nation? What kind of people have we become if it turns out that fear motivates us more than faith? And no, I dont want to hear someone blowing smoke with puppies and rainbows, but if no one can think of something legitimate and actionable about our future that we can have faith in, then I seriously do fear for our future. Faith trumping fear is what created this nation; it is what made us the worlds superpower. The fear of crossing an ocean to a new land or heading out into space for a new frontier has always been overcome by our faith that we could actually do it, often despite tremendous odds against us. Im tired of fear and Im doubly tired of those who peddle fear. The pet store doesnt have a Thundershirt in my size, so show me some legitimate faith that we can overcome, despite the odds, and you will earn my support and my vote. If you choose fear and whining, save it for those wearing the tinfoil hats. Contrary to what you may spew, I still believe in America. I guess I dont need a Thundershirt after all. Nothing making loud noises is going to reach in and grab me. I would hope partisans and politicians would take note: In fear is weakness; in faith is strength. Stop whining, stop blaming, and start showing the way to a better place. And now, Im going to try to take my own advice. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThunder has never reached into the house to grab my dog Andi, but that doesnt stop her from being terrified whenever afternoon thunderstorms roll through. Recently Michelle bought her a Thundershirt. It seems to help keep her calm. Now I think I need one, too. Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of T The OObserver NNews first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com %  penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW The Riverview Chamber of Commerce wasnt looking for larger space. Executive Director Tanya Doran said it was a great gift and cost them nothing. The owner of Boardwalk and Park Place, two business parks on Gibsonton Drive in Riverview, Dr. Bryan Thatcher, called the chamber when a space across from where it was previously located became available. It offered an extra private office, a longer hall, and larger kitchen facilities. At first I wasnt sure moving would be worth it for an extra 200 square feet, said Doran. But when I looked at the layout, I realized it would enable us to take one of the front desks out of the lobby so that could just be a reception area. That way it would be more conducive to businesses to converse with chamber staff in private. So volunteers moved furniture, file cabinets, computers, shelves and other belongings over the weekend into a new office (still in the Boardwalk plaza) with the mailing and physical address of 10012 Water Works Lane, Riverview, FL 33578. Just east of Interstate 75 and west of U.S. 301 on the south side, the 800-square-foot office has also some upgraded features thanks to helpful volunteers. Chamber President Ed Booth and a host of volunteers brought in their families to lift and carry things so movers would not be necessary, Doran said. Specialties were utilized, like Joe Eletto switching the handle on the refrigerator so it would open correctly in its new space and CTG Commercial Technical Group loaning the chamber a computer screen that continuously delivers a slide show of advertising of all the chambers businesses to put on the front desk in the lobby. Its a whole new look, said Doran. And the longer hallway gives us a good place to display all our awards and old photographs. (A large collection of South County landmarks in black-and-white line one whole side of the hall wall.) Thatcher, a retired medical doctor, said his father set a good example for him when he was a child in Ohio. He always taught me to support my community, Thatcher said in a telephone interview Oct. 10. As it turned out, the difference between 600-square-feet and 800 makes a big difference, Doran said. The chamber is growing fast, having taken in 224 new members so far this year, making a total of 551. (Membership was at 400 when last year ended but some people went out of business so the numbers dont show proper addition.) While there are varying rates for businesses, homeowners associations get a free membership and individual residents may join for $55 a year. We do that because we want to keep in close contact with residents of the community, Doran said. Since there is strength in numbers, if an HOA has a problem that is best approached by a government entityperhaps a County Commissionerbeing a part of a chamber brings in a myriad of people who may be able to help. At this time we only have 15 individual resident members, Doran said. I certainly would like to encourage residents to join and take part. She said many people do not know they can join the chamber if they are not in business and that it helps keep individual residents in the know. It also gives them a chance to meet people who have various services they may need at some time in the future. I would like to see the number of individuals join and take advantage of all the benefits, events and seminars we have, Doran said. Most of the monies earned at chamber events go to things that bring helpful knowledge to businesses, she added. Anyone who would like to find out more about the Riverview Chamber of Commerce may visit http://www.riverviewchamber. com/pages/Home/. Riverview Chamber given larger space as it continues to growPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSAbove, Debbie Kirkland and Sandy Rounds help Tanya Doran, Riverview Chamber of Commerces executive director, center, put away boxes of paperwork and files after their move to the new office at 10012 Water Works Lane. At right, Linda Grafton, administrative director of the Riverview Chamber for three years, sets up the reception area.

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10 OCTOBER 18, 2012 There is nothing more incongruous to me than it being 97 degrees in the shade in September and the stores are putting Christmas merchandise out for sale. Not just red and green things, but snowmen, deer and other up-North decorations that look totally out of place in Florida. It seems to get earlier every year. The pumpkins arent rotting yet and were already gearing up for Veterans Day. A most important and poignant day for all of us. Some of us will be a part of the Ruskin Veterans Parade, while others will attend a program at the Community Hall. As we did last year, the Chamber has offered to create the program for the Sun City Center event with proceeds from the advertisements to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year we raised over $700 and our goal this year is to double that. If you are interested in honoring our service men and women with an ad in the program, call us here at the Chamber and we will be happy to set that up for you. You will be making a world of difference to our wounded veterans arriving home from Iraq and Afghanistan. But Im getting ahead of myself! Before that we have one of the most enjoyable evenings of the whole year the Pall Bearers Ball at the Sun City Center Funeral By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce Home. Mike and Yvonne Langjhar turn the elegant service room and parking canopy into a ghoulish, droolish, haunting, taunting, house of horror! There will be an electric chair with real sparks! How about a torture rack? Of course there will be music, door prizes and awards for best costume, best couple, and more! Two years ago Husband and I won as Cleopatra and Pharaoh. The prize was priceless: a bottle of 7 Deadly Zins wine carefully laid to rest in a miniature solid wood coffin complete with velvet lining. It is proudly displayed on my bar at home and is a true conversation starter.You, me and business: Benefits for charity, vets and breast cancerTickets are $10 and all of it goes to local charity. So dust off that Scarlett OHara outfit and lets go to the ball, Melanie! (If I cant find the right dress, well I guess its just curtains!) I know. Groan. This Thursday, Palm Garden on Upper Creek drive is going pink. Wear your pink and join us for a fun time as we Make Strides Against Breast Cancer! Win something indulgent at the Silent Auction. Enjoy Pink cocktails, hear inspiring stories of survivors, and dine on heavy hors doeuvres. Its free to attend and open to everyone. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. On behalf of all of us survivors, (20 years December 9th!) I thank you for coming! And finally, please come by and welcome the newest member of our Chamber team, Office Man ager Dee Everett. She was se lected to replace Kristy Mahoney who is now sharing her many talents with the SCC United Meth odist Church. Dee has been a vol unteer for us for more than a year, so she is no stranger to how we operate, nor is she an unknown to the membership. Shes been an active member and ambassador for us for quite some time. We are thrilled to have her. (She doesnt like Christmas decorations in September either!)See the skeletons come out to playVillage of the Arts, one of the Gulf Coasts largest art communities, celebrates the 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos, Festival of the Skeletons, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Festival-goers can stroll through the luminaria-lit village of over 35 galleries and five restaurants while listening to the strains of Mexican music, and while viewing life-sized, artist-decorated skeletons and family shrines. Abundant local Mexican food will be on hand for those celebrating the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at the artist-decorated traditional Dia de los Muertos Community Shrine in the village park and Memory Wall to Loved Ones. The Village of the Arts is in Bradenton, four blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th. St. W. and 14th St. W. The festival is presented by the Artists Guild of Manatee, www.villageofthearts.com. For more information, go to villageoftheartspr@gmail.com or call (941) 746.4556. Celebrants at last years Dia de los Muertos cast a suspicious eye on the photographer.Driver Safety Program OfferedAARP offers Driver Safety refresher courses for drivers older than 50. Once the 6-hour course is completed, each participant receives a certificate to turn into their insurance company for a possible rate reduction on their automobile insurance. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Registration information is available at www.aarp.org/ driversafety and 1-888-227-7669. Veterans and family members can participate in the month of November at no cost. Apollo Beach Nov. 10 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Century, 21 6542 N U.S. Hwy 41 Suite 101 Registration: (813) 645-8481 Riverview Nov. 5 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. The Bridges Retirement Community, 11210 Bloomingdale Blvd Registration: (813) 653-7249 Sun City Nov. 2 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Kings Point 1904 Clubhouse Drive Registration: Encore Bank: (813) 634-8001 Nov. 19 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Sun City Center, 1653 N Pebble Beach Blvd. Registration: Encore Bank: (813) 634-8001 Brandon/ Seffner Nov. 1 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 120 Knights Ave. Registration: (813) 716-8180 Nov. 8 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Brandon, 121 Carver Ave. Registration: (813) 655-0990 Nov. 13 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Davis Park Senior Center, 612 Parsons Dr. Registration: (813) 653-7249 Nov. 19 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 4450 County Road 579 ,Seffner Registration: Chuch Office (813) 681-9115

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 THE CURRENT 11 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Dear Savvy Senior, I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now Im told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options? Suspicious Senior Dear Suspicious, If youre over age of 90, or live in a remote area you may still have the option of receiving your Social Security checks in the mail if you want. Otherwise, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch from paper benefit checks to direct deposit. Heres what you should know. Mandatory Direct Deposit The reason the U.S. Department of Treasury is phasing out paper Social Security checks and replacing them with electronic delivery is because its cheaper, safer and more reliable. About 93 percent of federal benefit recipients already receive their payments via direct deposit. Switching most of the remaining 7 percent to paperless payments is expected to save Social Security around $600 million over the next 10 years in postage, paper and printing costs. The switch will also eliminate the potential problem of checks that get lost in the mail or stolen. Therefore, anyone who is currently receiving their Social Security, SSI, veterans, railroad retirement or federal civil servant retirement benefits in the mail, will need to switch to direct deposit either into a bank account or credit union of their choice, or a Direct Express Debit MasterCard by March 1, 2013. The only exceptions are for elderly seniors born before March 1, 1923, mentally impaired people and recipients who live in remote rural areas. They will still have the option of receiving their government benefits via paper check if they wish. Debit Card Option If you dont want your government benefits direct deposited in your bank account, or if you dont have a bank account that your payments can be deposited into, youll need to get a Direct Express Debit MasterCard. This is a prepaid debit card that was introduced by the Treasury Department back in 2008. With a Direct Express Debit MasterCard your Social Security and/or other government benefits will automatically be deposited to your cards account on your payment day each month. Your card can then be used to get cash from ATMs, banks or credit unions tellers, pay bills online and over the phone, make purchases at stores or locations that accept Debit MasterCard and get cash back when you make those purchases, and purchase money orders at the U.S. Post Office. The money you spend or withdraw is automatically deducted from your account. And you can check your balance any time by phone, online or at ATMs. Theres also no cost to sign up for the card, no monthly fees and no overdraft charges. There are, however, a few small fees for optional services you need to be aware of, like multiple ATM withdrawals. Currently, cardholders get one free ATM withdrawal per month, but additional monthly withdrawals cost 90 cents each not including a surcharge if you use a non-network ATM. Another important feature is security. Your card is PIN-protected, the money in your account is FDIC-insured, and if the card gets lost or stolen it will be replaced with consumer protections if its reported promptly. How to Switch To sign up for direct deposit into a bank or credit union, or to sign up for the Direct Express Debit MasterCard, call Go Direct at 800333-1795 or visit godirect.org. You also need to be aware that if you dont sign up for direct bank deposit or get a Direct Express card by the March 1, 2013 deadline, the government will automatically issue you a Direct Express card and mail it to you, and your benefits will be deposited on your cards account thereafter. 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.Direct Deposit Options for Social Security Recipients THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Internationally acclaimed artist to speak at GFWC SCC Womans ClubGFWC SCC Womans Club will host one of Americas most prized living artists, P. Buckley Moss, at the Nov. 15 luncheon meeting. Her art, which emphasizes family values, is shown in more than 200 galleries worldwide. Pat is a person with a learning disability who has achieved great success and who has devoted much of her career to supporting charities that support children with learning disabilities. Anyone who is interested in art and/or teaching academically challenged children is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a member; however, advance reservations are required. Pat Moss is dyslexic. As a child, one of her teachers determined that this little girl who was not proficient in anything was a gifted artist. As a result, her mother enrolled her in a school that nourished her artistic abilities. After graduating from high school, she received a scholarship to New Yorks Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She won her first one-person museum exhibition in 1967. It was a sellout. Her unique style and the warmth generated by her subject matter quickly won her widespread recognition. Like many people with learning challenges, Pat is highly perceptive and sensitive, with an uncanny ability to communicate through her art. In 1989, the P. Buckley Moss Museum opened in Waynesboro, VA. The museum attracts approximately 45,000 visitors a year. As visitors rediscover the traditional meanings of art, the Pat Moss story is told and illustrated over and over in the Museums main gallery. Having achieved success, Pat devotes much of her time to helping others. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Childrens Education is devoted to promoting the use of art in the classroom, especially as a means of teaching children with learning differences. Donations of her art have raised over four million dollars for worthy charities. Pat says, As a dyslexic, my art is paradoxically both my refuge and my means of communication. Very early in life, when I failed at everything else in school, my art became my solace. What talent I lacked academically was more than made up through my art; whereas some people succeed in spite of a disability. I believe I thrive because of mine. Now, with recognition and success, I reach out in my charitable endeavors to help others through my art, especially those with learning differences. The luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for $14. Reservations are required and the deadline is Nov. 9. Call Connie Williams at (813) 633-6395 or email sccconnie@yahoo.com. P. 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12 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 18, 2012Reddick Elementarys Terrific Kids for SeptemberTerrific stands for: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Influential, Friendly, Impeccable & Caring. Reddick Elementarys Terrific Kids for the month of September are: Damian RodriguezAquino, Joselyn Dircio-Estrada, Benjamin Sanchez, Crystal Jose-Gonzalez, Abigail Leon, Nancy Dircio Dorantes, Jesus Barrios, Evelyn Sanjuan, Eriberto Rendon, Jordan Cuello, Erik Checo, Hailey Quesada, Naela Davila-Malagon, Elvis Moreno, Nayeli Ramos, Brianna Florissant, Stephanie Torres, Alexis Garcia, Jonathan Cortes Santiago, William Jose, Layla Williams, Rene Gonzaga-Acosta, Jadalynn Armendariz, Rigo Villalon, Crystal Lopez, Kelniarys Perez Hernandez, Destiny Villanueva, Martin Cruz-Hernandez, Yazmin Angel-Santiago, Heather Rocha, Maria Puebla-Hernandez, Laura Bravo, Evelynn Rocha, Itzel Parada, Michelle Perez, Denise Obregon, Triston Spangler, Stephanie Calixtro, Amber Miller, Abigail Abrego. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 18 24Teen Night: Game Zone Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists: Halloween Art Project Creative Artists: Halloween Art Project Saint Anne Bingo celebrates two yearsSaint Anne Catholic Church recently celebrated its second anniversary of weekly Thursday Bingo. As part of the evenings activities, current Honorary Mayor of Ruskin Mary Ann Wilhelm, owner of Wilhelm Heating & Air Conditioning, acted as Mystery Guest Caller for the Early Bird games. Mary Ann said she had no idea it was so much fun and that so many players attended. Sandy Ottino, co-chair, credits the success of St. Anne Bingo to the members of the community who come back week after week and to the volunteers, most of whom are members of St. Anne Church and those who arent members of the parish say they volunteer just because its fun. The Very Reverend John McEvoy, Pastor of St. Anne Church, thanked the crowd for supporting the parish for the last two years. Father John commented: Give them cake and they will come, which brought the crowd to laughter. Everyone is welcome to play bingo every Thursday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Early Bird games begin at 6:30 p.m.; regular games start at 7 p.m.; refreshments are available. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin. Ruskin Honorary Mayor Mary Ann Wilhelm calls bingo as co-chair Sandy Ottino looks on.School Board approves employee raisesThe Hillsborough County School Board approved pay increases for teachers, administrative support staff, non-represented employees, and administrators. Instructional support employee raises were approved in September. The board vote came a day after teachers approved the negotiated contract and salary with a 98% favorable vote. The Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF) proposal was passed with an even higher approval percentage. Eligible teachers, administrative support staff, and administrators will advance one pay level and all pay levels will increase by 1.5%. Eligible instructional support workers will advance two pay levels. The district will continue to pay the cost of fingerprint monitoring for approximately 20% of employees, and for the employeeonly health insurance premium designated by the board. In addition, committees will be formed to study salaries for nursing positions and bilingual aides, and the district will cover the full cost of uniforms for eligible employees. The negotiated settlement for teachers also includes $1,000 bonuses for National Board-certified teachers with 10 documented hours of mentoring or tutoring. Certain exceptional student education teachers also will be eligible for $500 bonuses. 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, Oct. 18 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 22 Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Veterans Day Parade 5-7 p.m $7 a plate. Every Monday Treasure Hunt at 7 p.m. Dance lesson from 7-9 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Sugar Plum tea party Nov. 4A special Sugar Plum Tea Party, hosted by the Brandon Ballet, will satisfy the young and the young at heart with a spread of delectable desserts, storytime tales, and appearances by characters from the well-beloved ballet. The party is 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Regent, at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Tickets are $20 for adults (13 and older) and $15 for children. For more information, call (813) 684-4282 or go online to www. brandonballet.org.AMERICAN LEGION aleuseeRun IUfrAirman Air Force Airman Omar S. Romelus graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Romelus is the son of Omar Sailor Navy Seaman Logan D. Remus, son of Jacqueline A. and Steve D. Remus of Riverview, Fla., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Remus received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confi dence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior at tributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical appli cation of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into ac count what it means to be a Sailor. Remus is a 2012 graduate of Riverview High School. Airman Air Force Reserve Airman Charles E. Boynton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Boynton is the son of Brenda Bush of Bloomingdale Villas Court, Brandon, and James Boynton of Lindburg Street, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School. Young of Brickside Court, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 13 present Live!BORINI THEATER$12 TICKETS AT THEBOX OFFICE Song-filled Re-creationsof their funniest Movie, Radio & TV routinesFridayNovember 9 at 7 pm Saturday November 10 at 1:30 and 7 pm&They were FUNNY then & theyre FUNNY now! Written & directed by ED BROWN | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 | www.doveinteriorscarpetone.comWe are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore The Universe is Speaking. Public meeting set to discuss Fishhawk Sports Complex ExpansionHillsborough County will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to receive public comment and discuss an alternative plan to expand the FishHawk Sports Complex. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Rd. in Lithia. The budget for Fishhawk Sports Complex Expansion is approximately $2.8 million and is funded through Parks Impact Fees. The proposed project will accommodate expansion of soccer and football programs with up to five additional fields, and it will support infrastructure, such as utilities, parking, storm water retention, and ancillary buildings. For more information on the meeting, contact Steve Valdez, Citizen Services, (813) 6355400.Shell Point Marina presents Fall Festival 2012Shell Point Marina is pleased to announce their family-friendly, action packed Fall Festival and Boat Show 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 27. Admission is free! There will be seminars and entertainers including Larry Malinowski, the Grouper King of Tampa Bay; Taylor Eve, vocalist, winner of the American Idol Dream Ticket; Larry Ludwick, DJ and Karaoke Star and more. Enjoy some BBQ, face painting, popcorn, ice cream social, costume contests or get a free Coast Guard boat safety inspection Exhibitors on site will be West Marine, South Shore Bait and Tackle, U.S. Coast Guard Auxil iary, Sanchez Brothers Showroom Fresh Detailing, M&D Upholstery There is also the opportunity for individuals to sell their boats, on trailer or in the water. All thats needed is a For Sale sign. For more information email newshellpoint@verizon.net or visit ShellPointMarina.com. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Chefs Special by Moose Legion Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, Oct. 20 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Oct. 26 7-11 p.m. Nickel and Dime Saturday, Oct. 27 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Hillsborough County Fair is ready to showcase young and oldHillsborough County Fair opened yesterday and volunteers are gearing up for a fun-filled five days of tail-swishing and wing-flapping fun. With livestock shows each day, there will be sheep-jumping, cow-clipping and rabbit costume contests. Youth compete for showmanship awards as they lead their animals around the ring. For the 4H or FFA students who have raised a pig, it is not always easy to part with the pet at the annual Swine Auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. For all ages there is the traditional Family Living Arts and Crafts tent where entrants vie for blue ribbons in art, photography, baking, needlepoint, quilting and more. Kids enter the Just For Kids department. All entries will be on display in an old-fashioned county-fair kind of way! From Recycled Yard Art Competition to Hay Bale Decorating there will be creative sights to see and to taste. There is a Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Oct. 21, and the Cattlewomen will have a booth offering a beef dish while the 4H Foundation holds a Bar-b-que dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be plenty of traditional fair food along with the Brandon Shriners grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs. The arena bleachers offer plenty of seating for daily shows and demonstrations by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Mounted Posse and the Bay Area Bandits Mounted Shooting Club with a 4H Horse Show on Sunday. The Ranch Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights has ranch hands compete for cash prizes as they team up in events like Wild Cow Milking, Bronc Riding, Mutton Busting and more. Fair gets Blue Ribbon StatusThe Florida Federation of Fairs has announced the Hillsborough County Fair as a Blue Ribbon Fair for 2011-12. The Florida Federation of Fairs recognizes and awards the top fairs in the state that excel after a rigorous evaluation process. This Blue Ribbon Fair Improvement Program is designed to highlight improvements the Fairs have made, award excellence in different programs, and promote the exchange of information and knowledge between Fairs. The fairground is located east of Brandon at Hwy. 60 and SydneyWasher Rd. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and children 5 years and under are free; parking is free. Those who buy a Rodeo Ticket in advance have free gate admission on Friday or Saturday with the ticket. Daily specials and promotions are posted on the fair website at www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com. For more information, call (813) 737-3247. 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)

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14 OCTOBER 18, 2012 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFree Lunch and Informative Seminaron the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. Considering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED (813) 401-1159First time attendees only pleaseMeet representatives:Gene Dyrek & Toni DyrekFree Lunch & Information SeminarThe Sandpiper Grille & Bunkers Sun City Center Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $30................before noon$25...................after noon$20...................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/30/12Visit 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 Fall Savings ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 10/27/12 ground flying a radio-controlled airplane is difficult, at best, if you cant see the plane. And this was no ordinary radio controlled airplane. It has its own on-board telemetry and had just been clocked at over 230 miles per hour not bad for a model airplane with a wingspan of less than six feet built from a kit. The jet, owned by Rob Lynch of House of Power Hobbies near Ft. Lauderdale, did some lazy barrel rolls amongst an assortment of other flying craft, from model Cessnas to vintage World War II bombers, before turning and shooting straight into the heavens, ascending until it was merely a dot in the sky. The jet turned again, this time heading straight towards earth bearing off at the last moment to fly upside down, just a few feet over the 350-foot runway. The engines were still screaming. Lynch and his jet, valued at $6,000, were at the Triple Creek RC Model Aircraft Club in Riverview for WattFest, a gathering of electric powered, radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts. It has only been in the past several years that such feats were even possible. The first model airplanes appeared shortly after the Wright Brothers took flight at Kitty Hawk. Over the decades, the models have been powered by imagination, by rubber bands and by tiny, finicky gas engines with strings attached to a wing to allow the pilot to control the flight. According to Steve Stiuga of the Triple Creek RC Club, it has only been in the past five years that battery and radio technology has allowed for such incredible expansion in the hobby. With space provided by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department on land that was not suitable for reclamation to a nature preserve, Triple Creek RC Club members have invested tens of thousands of dollars to build a world-class radio-controlled airpark, complete with a 350 asphalt foot runway, charging stations, covered sitting and work areas, and even an onsite kitchen. For WattFest and other annual events that primarily serve as fundraisers for the club, they had ample space for visitors to park their RVs and to sell and swap their gear, along with having concessions and dining opportunities during the festival. We fly everything from foam aircraft to crafts that are hand-laid composites, Stuiga said of the more than 100 members of the club. Among those craft are single engine models of private planes, multi-engine models of passenger aircraft, and a number of models of vintage military craft. Even the Starship Enterprise could be seen in the parking area for the model planes. We have a plane we can drop parachutes out of, Stuiga continued. Membership in the American Modeling Association, which provides insurance, is required for club membership. Beyond that and modest club dues, it is an interest in flying in a beautiful and well-maintained setting that is a huge draw for the members of the club. It is the next best thing to actually being in the captains seat. You are looking at $300 to $400 for a nice plane and a nice radio that is worth flying, Stiuga said. Hobby Town in Brandon has a lot of them. But some of these people [here for the festival] have radios and planes that cost thousands. Learning to fly is easy enough. Not only are there computer simulators for training, all club members are able to help train and certify new members. Radio controllers that allow an instructor to take over the control of an airborne plane should a beginning pilot encounter trouble are on hand. On October 27, the club will host the RC Helicopter Fly-In, with the field opening on Oct. 26 Screaming through the sky%  See RC PLANES on next page INK ON PINK

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 15 4016 Sun City C ent er B oule var d | Sun Cit y C enter. FL 33573 | 813-634-3301 | www.So uthBa yHospital.com UPCOMING SEMINARS Each seminar r equir es a separat e R SVP and will be hel d a t the Unit ed Metho dis t Chur ch, 1210 Del W ebb Blvd We st, S un City Center FL ( Nex t to S outh Ba y Hospital)R efr eshments will be served RSVP by cal ling our Co nsultA-Nurse Heal th Information a nd Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595Car e of A ging AthletesPresented by Dr. Steven Page, Orthopedic SurgeonL ear n how agi ng a thletes can prevent injur y and car e for sports r elat ed ailments.W ednesday, Octo ber 24 th 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Trea tmen ts f or Knee Arth ritisPresented b y Dr Ro ber t Maddalo n, Ort hopedic Sur geon I f yo u ar e suer ing fro m kn ee pain co me l earn i f k nee arthri tis is th e cause and nd ou t what y ou c a n do about i t. A light lunch will be served RSVPs ar e r equired. Tu esday Oct obe r 3 0th 1: 00 p .m.2:00 p.m. RC planes%  This radio-controlled model jet, flown upside down over the runway at Triple Creek RC Model Aircraft Club in Riverview, reached speeds of 230 miles per hour. The jet was part of WattFest at the club, a festival of all electric propelled model aircraft.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSfor practice and set up. As if to give a preview of the event, one club member brought his electricpowered helicopter to WattFest. Using his radio controller, the pilot lifted the craft from the taxiway to the runway after waiting for traffic to land. Gently the helicopter rose into the air and then zoomed off into the sky, reaching speeds of 140 miles per hour. That model helicopter, not to mention the jet, could fly faster than some real aircraft. If only the Wright Brothers could see us now. For information about the Triple Creek RC Club, visit www. triplecreekrc.com.This model of a vintage bi-plane has an embedded sound module that will mimic the noise created by the radial engine of its full-sized sibling.

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18 OCTOBER 18, 2012 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 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.-C.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. 184:00 p.m. Sun City Center County Extension Office identifies and advises on native and invasive plants%  penny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY Many Floridians have lost flowers and shrubs because of the unusually cold winters these past few years and have been seeking plants that will come back year after year despite dropping temperatures. The colder winters, plus the state and countys emphasis on using native plants to save water and help the environment, have many seeking to put in what grows wild. With wildflowers flourishing this fall from an unusually wet summer, it is a good time to decide just whats native and whats not and put plants in the ground that will come back up in early spring even if they appear to die for a few months. Remember that it is against the law to remove plants from the roadside, in parks or wetland and conservation areas, said Lynn Barber, an extension agent with Florida Friendly Landscaping at the Hillsborough County Extension Office. But it is not illegal to transplant wildflowers from wooded areas in your yard or other private areas if permitted by the landowners. Usually only a small portion of a native plant will root quickly and grow to a desirable size. Careful thought must go into any planting to be sure you arent creating a problem, Barber said. If you are planting a plant given to you by someone else or have a plant in your landscape you dont know, the first thing to do is identify the plant. It could be invasive or poisonous. If you need help in identifying the plant, you can email a digital photo to the Extension Office staff or bring in a photo or the plant. Use gloves when handling plants you cant identify, Barber said. Some of the things many call weeds actually make a nice addition to yards and gardens and because theyre natural to the environment, grow well and come up every year. Some of the most prevalent are shown in photographs accompanying this news story and explanations of what they are and which ones are dangerous and why Caesar weed Creeping hemp Lantana Primrose willow Perennial peanut grass See NATIVE, INVASIVE PLANTS, page 19

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Killian, whose home is on Cherry Hills Drive, said he also has some concerns about proposed parking expansion around the Atrium complex. If you dont help when you see a need, he summed up, you always may wonder if you could have made a difference. Neil Rothfeld, a corporate financial officer in his former life, was appointed to the CA board several years ago and has been its treasurer, riding herd on the myriad fiscal details that confront a board managing facilities valued in the multiple millions of dollars, ensuring the numerous financial reports of a tax-exempt volunteer organization are competently compiled and timely filed, working cooperatively with the resident community manager and her staff. He has not been, however, a voting director. Now, he wants to be. With me, he pointed out, there is no learning curve; Im current on all the board issues. In addition to his extensive accounting and budgeting knowledge, along with expertise in keeping a not-for-profit organization compliant with state and federal laws, Rothfeld indicated he believes he can bring a forward looking focus to the board. He wants in his first term to see the SCC community prepare for the future, the former Bellmore, N.Y., resident said. Part of that preparation is related to improving some appearances in SCC and part pertains to new enhancements, he indicated. With their recent survey responses, he added, residents have told us what they would like. They also made it clear they are willing to go forward with specific alterations and additions that require capital investment such as an upgraded theater, another library, a campus caf, he suggested. And, it is in meeting the challenges inherent in attaining such objectives, he indicated, that his skills are especially applicable. Each of the four candidates said they would do some campaigning to acquaint CA members with their capabilities and each is expected to take part in a Candidates Night scheduled for November 14 in Community Hall. Balloting is set for December 4 and 5. The top three vote getters will be seated at the CA table in early January, beginning threeyear terms.Copyright 2012 Melody Jamesonpepper. Shown here with tiny greenish-yellow seeds, these seeds will soon become bright red berries. The Brazilian pepper is dangerous because it is not native to the area and soaks up soil nutrients and water from everything around it. Caesar weed is also invasive and very aggressive, especially if found in saturated soil near streams and retention ponds. It invades pastures and crops but is not actively sought for elimination like the Brazilian pepper because it is native to the area. Creeping hemp vines have pretty white-lacey flowers on the tops and are used to make clothing but shouldnt be cultivated or transplanted because they are very aggressive and will take over large areas, especially if theyre near water or in soggy ground. Some wildflowers, however, are seen as weeds even though they can be quite appealing and useful for decoration. Yellow-flowering peanut grass was spotted around the wooded area but is also sold as groundcover in some garden centers. Barber said peanut grass makes a good alternative to many types of grasses that require watering and spreads easily across an area when planted. Birds and wind also spread its seeds and they usually root where they fall, she added. Lantanas short orange flowers are attractive to look at but dangerous to wildlife because their seeds are poisonous. I dont think pets would eat it, but still, you have to be careful around Lantana, Barber said. Another very attractive wildflower is the yellow primrose willow, which looks like a tiny rose growing on some branches of a bush that grows to be five or six feet tall. There are 30 different species of this plant and although they are good for attracting butterflies, they are not recommended for yards because they are invasive. Some kinds of wild flowers which may also be classified as weeds were photographed and identified as both native and useable. Hairy beggar tick looks like miniature daisies and sprouts up everywhere, especially in areas that have been disturbed by development or digging. It is extremely easy to remove by the roots and will flourish in areas where nothing else seems to grow. Match heads are small and purple and form a mat of groundcover that can easily be used in a yard. Tassel flowers (also called Cupids shaving brush) are tiny purple flowers with long clean stems growing on short bushes. These grow well, especially in moist areas, like along a pond or drainage ditch. Peanut grass, hairy beggar ticks, match heads and tassel flowers can all be mowed down and will come right back up again like grass. If unsure of any plant, the countys extension office said its staff is always glad to help. Home gardeners may bring in a sample or a photograph to 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner or call the Master Gardner line at (813) 744-5519 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information about the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program and how it helps reduce environmental impacts from landscaping by properly applying water, fertilizer and pesticides, creating wildlife habitats, preventing erosion, recycling yard waste and employing other practices based on the University of Florida research, visit http:// hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu/ LawnAndGarden.html.Native and invasive plants%  why they were supplied readily by Barber Oct. 5. Walking through a wooded area of Riverview there were many wild flowering plants in vibrant colors that were apparently growing wild along with saw grass, palmetto brush and vines. One that is invasive that community-minded volunteers spend countless hours a year trying to eradicate is the Brazilian Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) Americas Americas ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 10/31/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 10/31/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! 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20 OCTOBER 18, 2012 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Get a MICHELIN Tire that Stops Shorter1and Get a $70 Visa Reward Card via Mail-In Rebate2Master Certified Technicians Oer Valid Oct. 8 31, 2012 FALLVOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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.PeteyPetey is a stunning gray with wide tiger stripes. He is just the friendliest kitten you could ever want. With gray-green eyes and striking markings, a real show cat. When I picked him up he just did not want to leave my arms. Guess he wanted to come home with me. Stop in to C.A.R.E see Petey and give him a forever home. He is current on his shots, and as part of his adoption has been microchipped and neutered. DOB: March 5, 2012. Microchip# 074-848-018. JessieJessie is a super cute Hound mix puppy who was found abandoned near our shelter. He gives big hugs and wiggles when his caregivers socialize with him. He has recently discovered that the doggy pool is great for splashing around in on these hot humid days. Jessie is a lot of fun and has a terrific personality. As part of his adoption Jessie will be neutered, microchipped and brought up to date on his shots. DOB: April 2, 2012. Marine Corps League hosts ConferenceThe Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the Department of Florida 2012 Fall Conference, Oct. 18 thru 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Dr. in Riverview. This three-day event will bring together Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary members from the 53 detachments located throughout the state for a combination of instructional classes, business meetings and social gatherings. The guest speaker for the banquet to be held on Saturday evening will be Marine Colonel Stephen G. Nitschke from USSOCOM MacDill AFB, Tampa .A new look at BrazilThe International Forum will host the first program of 2012-2013 program year in the Florida Room of the Atrium building off North Pebble Beach Blvd. on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. This program is open to all residents and friends of Sun City Center and Kings Point. Dr. Scott Ickes of the University of South Florida will be the featured speaker and will focus on the Emergence of Brazil from Dictatorship to the Present. Forum members Sandy Miller and Mary Prouty will also briefly share some of their recent experiences visiting five different parts of Brazil over a three-week period with the Sarasota chapter of the International Friendship Force.Meet the ArtistsThe opening reception for artists Anne Walker and Cory Wright is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Anne Walker is a painter from Sun City Center working primarily in acrylics. Cory Wright is a painter from Apollo Beach who works in acrylics, oils and pastels. Meet the artists in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Free to the public. For more information, call (813) 273-3652. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday Jam Session p.m. 5ish, No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7 per person, 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. 29 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person, Menu: Sweet & Sour Pork with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013. Contact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin, telephone (813) 645-2089. 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?

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 21 Terrific Kids at Summerfield Crossings have lots to smile aboutTerrific Kids for September 2012 at Summerfield Crossings Elementary School are: Aaliyah Pitts, Alex Mcleod, Amber Cagle, Amber Grande, Arabella Bardash, Arianna Kellam, Ashley Wingate, Brianna Lattimore, Bryan Lora, Cameron Masterson, Daryah Doby, Destynee Brown, Devin Reed, Erika Wilson, Jonathan Flint, Evelyn Saba, Gianna Castellano, Giovanni Talavera, Grace Thielke, Isabella Macchione, Israel Tovar, James Nguyen, Jensella Morris, Jesse Myers, Anita Sriwaree, Jessica Carradero, Jibril Sookoo, Justin Liburd, Konner Wetterstrom, Lissette Mendoza, Madisynn Njegovan, Mariela Hernandez, Michaela Malinowsky, Michelle Williams, Mikayla Begnini, Mikayla Dental, Nia Thomas, Nina Jaramillo, Preston Woehlke, Quaashie Kellam, Reagan Hall, Ryan Dunne, Samatha Lutz, Sebastian Medor, Sophia Mendez, Tamia Whitaker, Tayler Wetterstrom, Trinity McDowell, and Yasmin Gutierrez.Responsible Character Education Winners at Collins Elementary School The following students know the meaning of responsible: Serina Adams, Tatiana Avila, Brianna Beals, Jacob Beams, Kaitlyn Bron, Madalin Bruce, Emily Carter, Tony Cato, Rocio Cordan, Cole Coursen, Jonah Cucalon, Madison Cunningham, Damani Daniels-Istipleler, Julianna Dargie, Austin Dixon, Isabella Duran, Jasmine Elliott, Bradley Galvin, Thalia Gonzalez, Austin Jones, William Leasure, Aleyna Loughran-Pierce, Ethan Lyons, Dominic Meler, Brianna Moore, Ryleigh Murphy, Lauren ODonnell, Robert ODonnell, Ethan Oliva, Cody Oneal, Justin Paulino, JoAnn Pe, Reese Peterson, Jalyn Pierce, Ashley Pink, Serna Pope, Patricio Pucciarelli, Jordan Reed, Mariana Rios, Bianca Rivera, Braxton Cole Rodrique, Daniel Rojas, Greyson Ross, Connar Satterfield, Colby Shrader, Garrett Simmons, Rachel Smith, Madalyn Stevens, Sydnee Tarlton, Bryan Trinidad, Taje Vannostrand, and Jessica Wilson. This program is sponsored by Mimis Caf, Sweetbay, Ruby Tuesdays, and Caspers McDonalds. The longtime executive director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association received the annual Childrens Champion Award Friday from the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. The winner, Barbara Mainster, is in her 25th year leading RCMA, which operates 71 child care centers and three charter schools for Floridas rural low-income families in 21 counties. You have been the voice for many years to the Legislature, asking for quality programs and adequate funding for programs, the statewide association wrote in notifying Mainster of her award. You have been the voice of the English language learners and children with special needs. Through your hard work, both populations Barbara Mainster Ribbon-cutting for The Original Leenas Chocolates in RiverviewOn Monday, Oct. 3, The Original Leenas Chocolates hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their one-year anniversary at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. Anthony and Leena Calguire have been in the chocolate business for 13 years and in Riverview for four of those years. They wish to extend their gratitude to the community; without whose support they would not be here. The Calguires are constantly giving back to their community and for details of their latest give-back, visit www.facebook.com/10000Apples. For more information, contact them at (813) 643-8500 or visit their website www.originalleenaschocolates.com/PHOTO COURTESY OF HHUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRApPHY.have benefitted. In the Tampa Bay area, RCMA operates 20 child care centers, two charter schools and several afterschool programs, serving some 1,800 children. The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest organization for early childhood professionals in Florida, with 3,500 members. Mainster received her award at the groups annual Childrens Rally Luncheon, held for more than 200 members in Orlando.RCMAs Mainster named Childrens ChampionU.S. Tennis Association League adult mixed doubles tennis teams from Sarasota/Manatee (Bradenton), Duval (Jacksonville) and Hillsborough (Tampa) counties advanced to the USTA League Mixed National Championships over the weekend as the USTA Florida Sectionals Adult Mixed 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 Championships were held Oct. 12-14, 2012, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Jacksonville successfully defended their 6.0 division Florida Section title from 2011, advancing to USTA League Nationals for a second consecutive year. In addition to capturing division championships, Jacksonville and another Sarasota/ Manatee counties team (Sarasota, in addition to Bradenton) also finished second in a division. NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) divisions of play over the weekend were 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 teams, with combined player rat ings of no more than a 1.0 differen tial between the partners (example: a 6.0 team could be two 3.0-rated players, or a 2.5 and a 3.5). Team matches over the weekend consist ed of three mixed doubles matches per round. Teams advanced from round robin flight play to qualify for the semifinals to the final, or in smaller divisions round robin play directly to the finals. Local division champions over the weekend were: 8.0 Division Champion: Hills-USTA Adult League Mixed Florida Sectionals held last weekendborough County (Hampton Park, Tampa) Final Result: Hillsborough d. Sarasota/Manatee counties (Longwood Athletic Club, Sarasota) 3-0 Team Roster: Michael Bedosky (captain), Richard Helme, Anne Chasteen, Jeanne Matthews, Maki Smith, Justin Li, Jayne Bedosky, Bridget Bishop, Miriam Haga, Mary Marshall, Tu Phan, Jonathan Collazo, Rogerio Montebelo Bigio, Nicole Mezrah, Bjorn Kerr Semifinal Results: Hillsborough d. Marion County 2-1, Sarasota/ Manatee d. South Miami-Dade 2-1 The 2012 USTA League 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 Mixed National Championships will take place Nov. 16-18, 2012 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz. USTA League provides competitive matches for thousands of tennis players nationwide. It also gives players the opportunity to experience team camaraderie, improve their tennis skills, meet and compete against new players and participate in competition beyond local league play. There were more than 806,000 participants in USTA League in 2011 within the adult, senior and mixed doubles divisions and the section league programs. The program, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year, is the worlds largest recreational tennis league. Back From the Grave CakeMakes about 12 servings 2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cups sweetened applesauce Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare 3D Skeleton Casket pan with vegetable pan spray. baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light 1-1/4 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium apple) 1 can (16 ounces) White Decorator Icing and vanilla; mix well. Alternately to butter mixture. Spread about 1/2 of cake batter so that it reaches the Sprinkle diced apples evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter, smoothing out the top. Bake 58 to 62 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on cooling grid. Decorate cooled cake with tip 5 and decorator icing.

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22 OCTOBER 18, 2012 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS10/23/2012, 10 am 10/24/2012, 10 am 10/30/2012, 10 am 10/31/2012, 10 am 11/6/2012, 10 am 11/7/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 HelloSAVINGSA UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solution *You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party. Over 534,000 physicians and 5,500 hospitals as of June 15, 2012 The benet information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benets. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. If you prefer, you can contact UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions directly for more information or to enroll at 1-800-850-8197, TTY 711, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Or visit our website at www. AARPMedicareComplete.com. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 813532-3137, TTY 711. The AARP MedicareComplete plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its afliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its afliates are not insurers. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll. AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specic product recommendations for individuals. AARP does not employ or endorse agents, producers or brokers.Y0066_120907_122717_FINAL_999FDB90 CMS Accepted SPRJ7992Call me to RSVP for a meeting, schedule a home visit or enroll today. Linda Guerriere 813-532-3137, TTY 711www.MyUHCagent.com/linda.guerriereContracted, independent licensed agent authorized to offer products within the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions portfolio. UnitedHealthcare is here for you. With $0 Medicare Advantage plan premiums*, you dont pay any more than you do for Original Medicare you just get a whole lot more. Join me in your neighborhood to learn more about Medicare Advantage and Part D choices, including AARP MedicareComplete plans, insured through UnitedHealthcare. A hundred miles of red tide algae bloom is lurking on the coast of Sarasota Bay. I hope the winds do not blow it our way. Red tide occurs when a simple ocean algae plant becomes colonies and grows out of control turning the water a red color. It takes up oxygen from the water and kills fish. People often start coughing and have respiratory conditions when red tide occurs. A large eye as big as a ball has washed ashore at Pompano Beach on our East Coast. This story, with todays electronics, has gone viral. One story related the eye was from a giant squid, others a whale, a tuna, or maybe a shark. It was on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission determined the eye was from a swordfish. Electronics play a major part in todays fishing world. Some even watch a Fishing Show on their boat, while they are fishing. Those with all of the new gadgets can keep up with the weather, have a fish finder, a depth chart, and all of the buttons and bows to make a comfortable day. Many are on the market, it only depends on how much money you want to invest to get all of the wonders of the fishing world. I heard from one freshwater angler this week who wanted me to mention that the Suwannee River has over 200 miles of freshwater fishing. Speckled trout are on the run. Anglers are chasing them all over Tampa Bay with catches of 26 inches. Legal not less than 15 in. more than 20 in except one can be over 20 in. per person. We are in the southwest division, with four per day. With our warm weather still beaming in October, we have many species of fish in all waterways. Because of the warm waters, Cobia are still traveling free and have not gone into warmer waters. Those catching a Cobia this week tell me that it took them 45 minutes to land the fish and if you fish for this game fish, you better have muscle, because they do give you a work out. This fish is edible. Flounder catches have been plentiful this week. This is a flat fish with one eye, a fish that has lean white meat. They are a problem to fillet, but are well worth it as they can be cooked in many ways, even stuffed with crab meat. Some anglers put a nail at the tip of this fish to hold him on the cutting board to make filleting easier. I have seen many kayaks in the river, some with space for one and others with two or more spaces. One person told me that he takes his kayak to work each day on his truck and on the way home, weather permitting, he fishes until dark usually catching his dinner. Kayaks dont use gas. Once you buy it, that is the end of the expense. You can launch it by yourself and the upkeep is simple. You can fish in spots that boats cannot go. It is a great way to fish. Try it, and you will never buy a fishing boat again. A group leaving Williams Park for night fishing told me they have a contest going. It is the one who does not catch a fish who buys breakfast, instead of the one who catches the most fish. This is the time of the year that our waterways are teeming with all species of fish. Just go out and drop a line, you will get some type of fish every time. *Always fish together, watch the weather, fish at home and dont roam.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Red tide is active to our southCorr Elementary announces their Terrific Kids Respect was the character trait recognized in the following students: Pre-K Oscar Alvaredo Martino, Madison Carrico; K Valerie Jaimes, Jaicee Cheadle, Zarius Lemons, Dominic Guzman, Layla Whaley, Kendal Gray, Gabriella Blackmon, Kaleb Peyton, Saul Santos-Sanchez ; 1st Genesis Barahona, Aliana Santana, Angelise Rosello, Dominic Maldonado, Jennifer Robinson, Douglas Suzukovich, Nancy Chen, Hayden Jordan; 2nd Kennedy Reed, Jesus Rodriguez, Lucas Duenas, Aaliyah Joiner, Joshua Nesmith, Christopher Wilson, Carlos Guzman, Emmalee Mikulis; 3rd Mariana Rodriguez-Alarcon, Matthew Galeano, Kylie Peyton, Beyonce Plaisir, Katelyn Walden, Tierra Pryor, Yesenia Florez; 4th David Muniz, Julian Rodriguez, Ava Furby, Kimberly Lozano, Giselle Valdez Ramirez, Olivia Dejesus, Jocelyn Medina, Donovan Dubuisson; 5th Morgan Brady, Jayla Murray, Kylah Thomas, Joshua Sanchez, Olga Benitez, Kimberly Lozano. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 43511205 1st St. S.W. Monday Night. .....................Bingo Tuesday Night. .....................Bar Cards Friday Night. .......................FYN (Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night, Oct. 20. .....1 p.m. Meat Raffle 2 p.m. Motorcycle Races 5 p.m. Mexican Dinner 6:30 p.m. Live Entertainment Sunday. .................................2-6 p.m. Free hot dogs during football

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 23 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2 All pricing does not include sales tax Homestyle Early Bird SpecialsTHURS., FRI. & SAT. 4 6 p.m. Ground Sirloin Filet with Mushroom Au Jus........................$11953-Piece Fried Chicken Dinner..........$995Pasta Pomadora with Chicken.....$1295Fried Fish with Hushpuppies...........$995Liver & Onions.................................$995Pork Chop Marsala.......................$1295All served with Rice or Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable. Includes Salad and Dessert. EXCLUSIVE Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs Thursday, Oct. 18 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman Thursday, Oct. 18 2 to 3:30 p.m. Based on a tragic and iconic event, Hoffmans novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in desperate days. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. No Fuss Foods: Hello Veggies! Friday, Oct. 19 11 a.m. to noon; Monday, Oct. 22 6 to 7 p.m. Learn how to cook vegetables to maximize their flavor with Rowena Sjovall in this fun cooking demonstration. Free samples! Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Viruses, Spyware, Phishing Scams and More! Tuesday, Oct. 23 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. SummerTech! Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are Mystery Map Event returns The 15th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is Saturday, Oct.20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.in Wimauma. Hikers & Horseback riders (BYOH) will enjoy the Country Fair themed activities trail. A $25 donation for those entering the event includes lunch. Other attendees are welcome to enjoy the food, music, booths and raffles. There will also be prizes for hikers or riders who match Mystery time. Proceeds benefit the park. For more info, call (813) 677-9291 or (813) 634-8716. Special needs office: (813) 671-5005.SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/so/Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challengedcommon scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20 Star Party* Tuesday, Oct. 23 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of astronomy and stargazing. Astronomy enthuisiast, Craig MacDougal, will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets and moons. Immediately following will be an outside viewing of the night sky through telescopes as we search for these celestial wonders. eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Oct. 24 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a Library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Oct. 24 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Oct. 24 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 24 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! *Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library recommended. FallTech. eBooks And eReaders: An Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Military Ball Nov. 10 in Sun City CenterSaturday, Nov. 10 the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), will host a Formal Military Ball, starting with a social hour at 5 p.m., at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Attendance is open to all (prior military service is not a requirement). The Ball will feature a Patriotic Program, hors deoeuvres before a served dinner, entertainment, and dancing. Dining and dancing configuration and the Community Hall will be limited to 40 tables of eight. Formal dress is encouraged (military, black tie, dark business suit) wearing military decorations is also encouraged. Dinner, featuring combined entre of chicken and filet medallions, will be served by Banquet Masters. Music and dancing provided by Bob Boyd and the 42nd Street Orchestra. This is a BYOB event; however, wine for toasting will be provided. Cost is $50 per person. Check should be made payable to MOWW. To confirm if there is seating available call Frank Zahrobsky at 6429820 or Paul Wheat at 634-7777.

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24 OCTOBER 18, 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 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Faith has nothing to fear from thinking. Albert Schweitzer Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in the Observer News, SCC Observer and the Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to sales representative Area Obituaries In Memoriums Beverly E. HavensBeverly E. Becky Havens, 78, of Sun City Center passed away Oct. 11, 2012. She was born in Lackawanna, NY to Wilmer and Mertie Havens. She retired from Delevan Electronics as a quality control inspector and was a volunteer at South Bay Hospital for 10 years, U2 volunteer, friends of the Hospital, and member of the Red Hatters. Survivors include three brothers, Donald, Wendell and Kenneth Havens, and her sister, Bea Wassel. Donations in her name may be made to Sun City Center Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33570. Private Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL. Susie Dell 4/26/50 10/9/12Susie Dell, a resident of central Florida since 1954, quietly went from the presence of her friends and family into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Susie became a follower of Jesus in her living room, along with her mom, Ms. Edna, in February, 2000. Susie and her mom were faithful members of Southside Baptist Church as long as their health allowed and then, while confined at home or in assisted living, they continued in sweet fellowship with their Savior. She leaves behind a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles.Mary Givens HankinsonMary Givens Hankinson, 95, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Oct. 13, 2012 at Cypress Creek Assisted Living Facility. She was born in Augusta, GA, and was a graduate of Furman University. She was an elementary school teacher for Pinellas County School System for 20 years and later retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 10 years of service. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Wade Hankinson, Sr., and her daughter-in-law Linda Hankinson. Survivors include three sons, Wade Owen Hankinson, Jr. of Bradenton, FL, Lloyd Edgar (Ann) Hankinson of Sarasota, FL, and Barry Stephen (Jamie) Hankinson of Apollo Beach FL; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church, 9608 U.S. Hwy. 301 N, Parrish FL. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. In MemoriamIt is hard to believe that three years ago we lost a young man who brought so much happiness to this world. Jessie aka VITO Driggers ... just thinking about you brings many smiles. You may have left our sight, but you are in our thoughts daily and your light shines bright. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping and we have you in our Hearts!! ... Always and Forever we LOVE and MISS you more than words can ever explain. Thank you for being YOU! Sending you BIG HUGS, Mom, Dad, Courtney, Ninny, Donny, Mandy Daegan & Dawson Donna Medeck GokhaleMay 1, 1930 June 3, 2012 Julian Madhu Gokhale Oct. 11, 1930 Sept. 18, 2012Donna Medeck Gokhale worked as a budget analyst for the United States Navy in the aircraft carrier project management office in the Bureau of Ships from 1948 to 1985. She received a business degree from George Washington University. Julian Madhu Gokhale was a personnel specialist with the Department of Agriculture prior to becoming Chief of Employment in the Office of Economic Opportunity, which encompassed Head Start, the Job Corps and VISTA. He received an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Donna and Julian were fans of jazz, favoring progressive, improvisational styles. They were collectors of old vinyl LPs of the classic swing bands (Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey). While living many years in Washington DC near Dupont Circle, they haunted the book stores of the area to supplement their book and CD collections and ate with friends frequently in the multiple restaurants in the area. Snowbirds for many years, they moved permanently to Sun City Center, FL in 2005 where they took an active role in their condo developments owners association. Donna and Julian were married for 46 years. She died on their anniversary day this year from the effects of a brain tumor; Julian grieved deeply for her and died four months later suffering from multiple myeloma. Julian has one sister, Adrienne G. Cannon of Alexandria, VA. Donna and Julian will be interred together in Mansion Memorial Park cemetery in Ellenton, FL after a memorial service January 13 at the Sun City Center Clubhouse. Contributions may be sent to George Washington University and University of Pennsylvania. Albert K. Hendricks10/12/1938 4/13/2012You left us so suddenly that we never had a chance to say goodbye. We will remember you for all of the wonderful things you did for us, and others. You were modest and a hard worker. Rest in Peace with your mother and father, and sister, and last but not least, have a long talk with your son, Michael. And we have just three months to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Until we meet again, your wife Betty and children Peter, Darlene, Pam and Melissa. Some children were teasing a redheaded classmate. One taunted, Why do you have red hair when your brothers and sisters have brown hair? My parents adopted me, he said proudly. What do you mean adopted? asked another. I grew up in my moms heart instead of her tummy, he explained. Long ago, even before He made the world, the Bible tells us that God chose us to be His very own, and made a place for us in His heart. Ever since we were born, He has kept His eyes upon us, His ears open to us and His arms outstretched for us. And He says to each of us, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Have you accepted His love and been adopted into His family? His arms are open and He is waiting for you. Find more stories like this at: www.SowerMinistries.org.Seeds from the Sowerby: Michael A. Guido, D.D. Metter, GACan you hear me now?United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center has installed the Hearing Induction Loop System in its Sanctuary and Great Hall. This enhancement is an upgrade to the audio system in the church to aid the members and guests who are hard of hearing. The Loop is the only system that sends the voices of the minister (or any speakers), organ, choir and all church activities from microphones directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The system provides the clearest, cleanest sound imaginable and does not require a headset, as it works with the T-Coil or Telecoil that most hearing aids come equipped with. A T-coil is a tiny wireless receiver inside hearing aids and it is accessible via the programming button or switch on your hearing device. Hearing aid wearers who have never used their T-coils, are recommended to consult their audiologist or hearing aid specialist to confirm it has been activated and to learn how to access it. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in Gods likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10h

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 25 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. Southside Baptist pastor retiresThe Reverend Dan Collis will retire as full-time pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Sun City Center, effective Oct. 28. Collis attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and when he retired from the National Weather Service in Ruskin, he was called into full-time ministry at the church. He has been pastor of the church since April 1998. His future plans include serving with Southern Baptist Florida Disaster Relief as a Chaplain Trainer, and working as a volunteer at disaster sites, ministering to those in need. The worship service starts at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, and a reception will be held after the service. Everyone who knows Pastor Dan is invited to attend. Reverend Dan CollisSt. Anne Honors Bill Richards, Sr.St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin recently paid tribute to Bill Richards, Sr. for his more than 20 years of service to the St. Anne Food Pantry. Back in the late 1980s, the pastor at the time, Father Ed Lamp, saw the need for such a facility, and Bill answered the invitation. He took on the responsibility of organizing, coordinating, and supervising the activities necessary to make it a reality. He oversaw its development, food acquisition, funding, stocking, staffing, and distribution of both non-perishable and perishable foods and household staples. Over the years, many members of St. Anne Parish have volunteered in the Food Pantry, some working five days a week. Bill is being recognized for Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Ruskin Community through the St. Anne Food Pantry. He retired from these responsibilities on July 1, 2012. To ensure a smooth transition of leadership, the current pastor, Fr. McEvoy, with his Parish Pastoral Council, appointed a committee comprised of Paul Wiskotoni, Bill Wooley and Dick McCaffery. Bill was also recognized for his help in creating a legacy of faith for the future in helping to renovate the former Parish Center into a facility to instruct the growing parishs children and adults. Bill Richards, Sr. (left) with Fr. John McEvoy.The McDonald Family Singers to returnThe Fun Brigade has invited the McDonald Family Singers back this year for another concert in the churchs sanctuary. This special occasion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. The McDonald Family will be presenting a free concert with various styles of music by Victor and Laurie and their seven homeschooled children ages 11-26, from Orange, Massachusetts. Working together in family harmony, their musical presentation includes bluegrass gospel, acapella, brass, instrumentals, sacred classical and more. You can also visit their website (http://www.macdonaldfamilysingers.com/) for more information about the family and listen to some of their music. Everyone is welcome to attend this concert and admission is free. There will be members of the Fun Brigade collecting a free-will offering for the family. Church doors will open one hour prior to the concert. For further information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 813-6347062.Yummy bake sale plannedA huge bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as a part of their Sidewalk Sale. Carol Anderson and Margie Blair are this years Bake Sale Co-chairmen. Wilma Schafer started the sale eight years ago and served as its chairman for many years. For sale at bargain prices will be pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other goodies. Also, a room will be set aside in the church for coffee and single-serve items from among the baked goods. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Trunk or Treat Halloween partyThe First Apostolic Church in Ruskin is throwing a Trunk or Treat Halloween Alternative Block Party from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Activities include games, prizes, music, bonfire, outside movie and other such family fun. And, of course, there will be candy. The First Apostolic Church is located at 1820 30th St. SE in Ruskin.A safe & fun-filled, onestop alternative to trickor-treatingFrom tots to teens, youngsters throughout the community are invited to join their friends and neighbors for an early evening of free fun and food. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is opening up its courtyard at 121 N. Knights Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. for its annual Fall Festival. Church members will be hosting Trunk-N-Treat, a wholesome Halloween alternative featuring decorated car trunks filled with candy and other treats. Costumes are encouraged, except for those that may be scary, evil or offensive to others. Also on tap for the younger set are crafts and games of all kinds as well as inflatables, music, face painting and hayrides. In addition, children and adults alike are welcome to enjoy complimentary grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. The event, in its fourth year, is meant as an outreach to the community and the fact that 700 800 attendees are expected this year is testimony of its success. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located just north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Parsons. Call the church office at (813) 689-4161 for more details or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. Chicken dinner at Ruskin United Methodist ChurchRuskin United Methodist Men will sponsor a chicken dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The cost is $7 per person, and the location is 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (located one block behind the SunTrust Bank) For more information, call (813) 645-1241, Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. More Church announcements on page 26

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College Ave. (S.R. 674)RUSKIN HAS A RENTAL CAR COMPANY!WOW!SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE Econo Auto Rentals Inc. We Pick You Up and Take You Home!$1999PER DAY 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 OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE, STUCCO or VINYL YOUR HOUSE AGAIN $1,000 Limited Discount Coupon worth$1,000$1895 $1,000 = $895Exp. 10/31/12with coupon1,500 SQ. FT. NCWS supports Reddick Elementary Principal J. Roth (left), Reddick Elementary School, and Shelley Herda, school guidance counselor, receive checks totaling $2,139.00 from Jim Butner, Worship Leader for Nondenominational Christian Worship Services. The check was for the month of September. Herda commented, Mr. Butner has spearheaded a Role Model program here at Reddick that teaches our 5th grade students the importance of giving back to their community and overcoming obstacles. Through these donations from NCWS, we are able to do so much more for our students and families. We are very appreciative of their support, kindness and generosity, and our students are able to be better citizens because of their involvement. For more information regarding Nondenominational Christian Worship Services, contact Jim at (813) 634-3114.Calling all card aficianadosThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites those who like to play cards or board games to make up their own table in advance and attend the organizations monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Council furnishes cards, pencils and tallies, and also offers an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call (813) 633-2460.Simmons Loop Baptist to hold auction for missionsArtisans of all types are asked to warm up their knitting needles and crochet hooks, sharpen their sewing needles and carpenter blades, fire up their kilns and forges, and dust off their canning jars to support an auction for International Missions held by Simmons Loop Baptist Church. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1. Those who have a skill creating homemade goods and who would like to donate to a good cause, may bring donations Nov. 25 to 29 at the church, located at 6610 Simmons Loop Rd. in Riverview. For information, call the church office at (813) 6779310.Bible studies for women at Brandon MethodistTwo new Bible study classes for women started this week at First Unit ed Methodist Church in Brandon.Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesnt Make Sense, by Jennifer Rothschild, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Conversation Peace: The Power of Transformed Speech, by Mary Kassian, is at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for seven sessions. Free on-site childcare for children younger than three is available for the Wednesday morning study with advance notification. To register, or for more information, call (813) 689-4161 or email info@fumcbrandon.org. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located just north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Avenue, between Kings and Parsons.Christmas Bazaar plannedThere will be a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Sun City Center Church at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. Coffee and pastries will be sold until 11 a.m., then lunch will be on sale from 11 to 2 p.m. There will be raffles, crafts, attic treasures, a Chinese auction, gift baskets, baked goods, specialty foods and Christmas items for sale. Browse, eat and look for specials and sign up for great raffles.St. Andrew Presbyterian to hold annual rummage saleShown in the photo is a small portion of the gigantic rummage sale held annually at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. This years sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, rain or shine at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, in Sun City Center. The sale is held inside and outside the church and includes golf carts, indoor and outdoor furniture, organs, jewelry, tools, appliances, Christmas decorations, toys, and many miscellaneous items. The bake sale will have items to take home or enjoy onsite. Its time for the annual picnicFriendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr. in Sun City Center continues to have their Mens breakfasts at 7: 30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Dennys on SR 674. This month church members will convene for the churchs annual picnic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. You do not have to be a member of Friendship Baptist to attend the picnic. For more information call 813-642-0911.Republican Club to discuss futureThe Greater Sun City Center Republican Club will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room. Social time is at 1:30 p.m. They are meeting one week earlier than usual. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Pat Crow. Dr. Crow will speak to some of the things to expect under another Obama administration with respect to health and the economy. He will address issues that are presented as good, which in reality are bad. Memberships are available for those wishing to become a member. The meeting is open to all Republicans and like-minded voters. You can also visit the club at its 2012 Victory Office located at 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201. Hillsborough County Animal Services invites the public to fly in on Saturday, Oct. 20 for the annual Cats, Bats & Bones bash. This day of Halloween fun and pet adoption runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the County shelter located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. Offerings include unconditional love, kid contests, and real, live bat chats! Children attending Cats, Bats & Bones can come dressed for the kids costume parade, enter the meow off contest, and decorate the shelter with artwork from the creative coloring station. In addition to adorable faces and tail-wagging deals, Cats, Bats & Bones celebrates the season with an appearance by Bat Belfrys, Inc. of Merritt Island. The non-profit organization is making a special stop in Hillsborough County as part of its mission to debunk misconceptions and promote conservation of Floridas beneficial bats. Bat Chats begin at 1:30 p.m. with a biologist on hand to answer questions, show the animals, and demonstrate why bat houses make great neighbors. Want to give a dog a bone? Cats, Bats & Bones will give hundreds of bright-eyed dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a chance to go trick-ortreating with the public. Animal lovers are invited to bring and distribute store-bought pet treats to lost and homeless shelter residents. For safety reasons, home-made goodies are not permitted, and owned pets should remain at home during this event. October is national Adopt-a-Dog Month, with all dogs 30 pounds or more offered for just $30 at Hillsborough County Animal Services, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and C.A.R.E. of Ruskin. Additional specials will be offered during the Cats, Bats & Bones bash, and all adoptions include spaying/neutering, vaccination, County registration tag, and micro-chip. Prospective adopters should bring valid photo ID and proof of address to Animal Services. For more information on pet adoption and the Cats, Bats & Bones bash, contact Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660 or log on www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.Cats, Bats and Bones Ink on Pink

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300THE SHOPPER 27OctoCTOBerER 18, 2012 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 280 petsPETS AUCTION Fri., Oct. 19431 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 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEHuge GGarage Sale F Friday, Oct. 19, 9am-2pm. Homewood R Residence, 3910 GGalen Ct. SSCC. FFurniture, clothes, books & much more.A Almost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Multi household garage sale. S Saturday, Oct. 27, 8am-2pm. 301 Cranston Place S SCC. SSt AAndrews EEstatesSuper Duper Extravaganza sale in the parking lot, between CVSVS & & women clothing, jewelry, linens, furniture, knickknacks. GGrab bag $3 (value $25 or more) Brand name purses $8. VVintage purse $8 or less. S Saturday, 9am-3pm. 15505 A A uburn Woods L L ane Cypress Creek, R Ruskin. F Friday, 9am-3pm. S Saturday 9am-1pm. T T oys, boys clothes, tools, golf bag & balls, misc. One day only. Oct. 19, 8am-1pm. Multi family 1029 -1101 Bluewater S S CC. tools, games, scuba, L L owry organ, electronics. TTreasures for all.S SCC 1601 Bentwood D Dr., F Friday & S Saturday, 10/19 & 10/20, 8am-1pm. L L ots of nice items for everyone. Come see for yourself. Huge yard sale. S Saturday 10/20, 8am2pm. 3711 N N azimova A A ve., R R uskin. USS 41 to Universal. F Follow signs. S See Craigslist for pictures.S Saturday, 10/20. Cypress Creek S Subdivision. 8429 Hunters F F ork L L oop, R R uskin. Household, stoves, restaurant equipment & much more. L Large amount of old records, other collectible items & lots of good stuff. Corner 17th A A ve. & 1st S S treet S S W, R R uskin. F Friday & SSaturday. Yard sale. Oct. 19 & 20, 8am-noon. 735 Camellia G G reens D D r., S S CC. F F urniture, crafts, tools & more. EE/W DDel Webb. Kitchen table w/ 4 chairs, love seat, area rug 5x8 & more. One day only S S aturday, 10/20, 9am-3pm. 1640 Bentwood D D r., S SCC.G G arage sale. S S aturday only, Oct. 20, 8:30am-1:30pm. 231 L L inger L L ane, S S CC. Clothes, household items, furniture, misc.Shagos BBay YYard Sale. On AApollo Beach Blvd., Oct. 20, 7am1pm. Multi families. FFurniture, sporting goods, tools, sewing machines, quilting supplies, fabric.R R iverview. Osprey R R un community yard sale. Oct 20, 8am-2pm. (USS 301 & Bloomingdale A Ave.). L Little bit of everything. Come & see! Huge G Garage S Sale E Everything for everyone. Clothes, furniture, toys, small appliance & more. S Saturday, Oct. 20,. 8am-noon. 8208 Carriage Point D D r., G Gibsonton. (off SSymmes RRd) Cell: 382-7536 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALES SUN CITY CENTER Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 330 FUrnitRNITUreRE2 green L L a-Z-Boy swivel rocker recliners $50 each. Cream color sofa $125. N Near perfect condition. Call 813-418-2726 Queen bedroom: triple dresser/ mirror, headboard, nightstand, mattress, box spring. $225. A Also chairs, lamps, end tables & more. Call 813-641-2356360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515395 Wanted ANTED To O BBUY pocketknives, tools, toys, books, cans, tins, S Singer sewing machines & more. Jeff. 813-645-4337 312 EstateSTATE SaALesESEstate Sale LLiving room & bedroom furniture, TV TVs, all household items. Oct. 19 & 20, 8am-2pm. 210 6th AAve., SSW, RRuskin. Furniture: queen bed, white wicker sofa, full bed, rocking chair, sewing cabinet Dyson vac, end & coffee tables, iron garden bench; Collectibles: Toby mugs, custom jewelry, miniature car collection, tea cup collection, lots of artwork; Miscellaneous: Polaris telescope, lots of tools, ladies clothing, household, kitchen & miscellaneous.Park on side of sale only. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales Friday & Saturday Oct. 19th & 20th (7 noon)1812 Del Webb East (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954 First Apostolic Church1820 30th Community Yard Sale!Saturday, Oct. 20Public invited to participate. Free space set-up. Come prepared to make your own change. Its YOUR sale at our location! RSVP your spot by Thursday, 10/18 by calling (813) 376-9398. Come to shop and/or make a little holiday money. Hot dog lunch $3.00 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont Miss This Sale! Big house fully loaded! Contents include: Lowrey Grand Royale Organ (paid over 27k), Italian glass & brass sofa, coffee, and end tables, Thomas Kinkade La-ZBoy rocker/recliners, Lane swivel rocker/recliner, Clayton Marcus sleeper sofa, antique bow-front china cabinet, glass-top kitchen table w/chairs on casters, wall unit, rattan etagere, leather-top desk w/ chair, a variety of lamp tables & desks, twin trundle bed, four-post full bedroom set, cedar chest, armoire, beautiful ladies clothing, glassware and collectibles, art, kitchenware, home decor, tools and garage items. Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19 & 20 at 1119 Villeroy Drive (off Platinum Dr.)Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 2015 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Oct. 18 & 197a.m. NOON NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Beautiful cherry dining room table with chairs, cherry buffet, green swivel matching loveseat, wall unit, glasstop coffee & end table, kitchen table w/ chairs on casters, computer desk, Yamaha piano, king sz (two beds) adjustable bedroom set, side chairs, Whirlpool refrigerator, kitchenware, household & misc. items.Dont miss our other sale Thur. & Fri., Oct. 18 & 19 at 2015 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1119 Villeroy Drive(off Platinum Dr.)Sun City Center FRI D AY & S A TU RD AY Oct. 19th & 20th 7 a.m. NOON Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 17, 19 & 20Womens SaleBuy 1 top, get 2 free!

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OCTo OBER 18, 2012 TTHEE SHOPPERER RERENTT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRTRANSPORTRT AT TION450 REREAL EESTT ATE TE500 PRROF. SERER VICECES650 SERER VICECES700 425 SlipsLIPS oOR STo ORagAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-361-3725. MARRINEE400 455 AuUTomo OMOBilILEsS2002 Lexus GS 300 four door sedan. One owner, 10,500 miles. Always garaged. Leather, fully loaded, perfect condition. $9,900. 813-633-1332 TTRuUCKsS an AND Vans ANS2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, 3.3L, 186K, $1,800. Riverview/ Avelar Creek. Cell 561-281-0289 511 HousOUSEsS FoOR SalALEHouse For Sale Best location in SCC. Situated on beautiful south lake. 2br/2ba, approx 1,500sf. Ready to move-in. If interested call 813-634-7082 511 housHOUSEsS foFOR salSALE 555 M.H. FoOR SalALERent to own. Renovated mobile home 1br/1ba, small down payment, low monthly payments, Ruskin on the river. Reconditioned mobile homes from 8K to 35K also rentals in park. 813-671-1615 6644 US 301 S. Riverview. 565 M.H. inIN Pa ARKsS3br/1ba MH in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Washer/ dryer, (2) large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close to clubhouse & pool. $9,500. Ruskin. Call Dave 813-447-6123 610 Wa A TERfFRonONT RREnNTals ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efficiency apartments on water. Boat docking/ fishing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123611 HousOUSEsS foFOR REnNTOne bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, rec. hall. All $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-4932861 or 813-610-7515 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-637455+ CCommunity SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 4br/2ba, fully furnished, w/ appliances. no pets/ smoking. Lithia area. $2000 monthly (excludes utilities). One month security deposit required. 401-3692991 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813633-5537 612 ApPTsS foFOR RREnNT rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 ConCONDosOS foFOR RREnNTSuper! Gated 1br/1.5ba 55+ Sun City Center. Full furnished, free cable, clubhouse, transportation, much more. $700 monthly. 813-633-8083 614 DuplDUPLEX foFOR RREnNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400630 M.H. RREnNTals ALSOne bedroom mobile home on water. Fish off dock. Utilities included $175 weekly $400 deposit. Ruskin 813363-6001 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For RRent: CClean Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gibsonton. 919-0375. Se habla espanol 645 offiOFFICE spaSPACE 646 Wa AREhousHOUSE SpaPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. mine. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@ verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 a ADulUL T & ChilHILD CaARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 704 JunUNK RREmovalMOVALWe BBuy Junk CCars Call 24/7, Lost title no problem. Free towing 813-770-3452705 ClCLEaningANINGDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-6455273, leave message.RRons CCleaning Service 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 clean 705 ClLEaningANINGLil Mamas Household Service. Cleaning, errands, lots of extras. No job too small. Reasonable, reliable, references available. 813-645-7308 708 MovOVERsSAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123 710 LawnAWN CaCAREM & CC Mower RRepair. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery BBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840BB&S Lawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 715 FillILL DiDIRT/HaulingAULINGPittman TTrucking & TTractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 Myers TTrucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 ConCONCRETECCement Floors driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations. Also Decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. Free estimate. 813-417-0981 720 HomOME MainAINTEnanNANCEHandyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. CCall 813-649-1418 740 MisISC. SERvi VICEsSSeawall RRepairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306Hate that Wallpaper? I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 Place a Garage/ Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201EE-MAILBBeverly@observernews.netThe bargain hunters dream CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 RUSKIN OFFICES & WAREHOUSES FOR RENT 5 acres cleared & fenced with 6-ofce building, workshop, chemical shed, warehouse and fuel storage: $3,000/mo. Adjacent 5 acres with 3 large greenhouses, propane heaters, irrigation and 2,500 s.f. seed house: $2,000/mo. Call for details. GREAT DOUBLEWIDE on 1/2 acre lot: 2BR/2BA + small den, huge MBR & MBA, dinette off kitchen, spacious living-dining room leading to enclosed sun room, screened porch, utility shed, attached and detached carport, sheds. No HOA. Not in ood zone. $65,000. 2.3 ACRES WITH 2 MOBILE-HOMES, RUSKIN: One M/H is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, good condition, with central heat and air, large screened porches and shed. Cleared lot with nice shady trees and a pond full of sh! Secluded, peaceful, close to shopping, hospital and restaurants. No HOA. $86,500. Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 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. WELL INFORMED SELLERS WANT TO KNOW how much their properties are worth, and we want to help by providing a free, no obligation market analysis. Call us to discuss how the market is changing and how it is affecting the value of your real estate. Looking for experienced realtors to join our well established team. Call 813-468-0288dential meeting. RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY including spacious house that could be 5BR/2.5BA or STARTER/RETIREMENT HOME or INCOME PROPERTY with attached utility-room, central heat and air, and shed in backyard, in Ruskin, a block from river, GREAT DOUBLEWIDE ON ACRE LOT, RUSKIN: 2BR/2BA+ small Den, huge MBR and MBA, dinette off kitchen, spacious living-dining room leading to enclosed sunroom, large screened porch, SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME for only $254,900 three bedrooms, two baths plus a huge bonus room for many uses. Ninety feet of sea walled waVACANT LOT perfect for that dream home. Close but not too close to town. Almost an acre and a COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, ma2 HOMES THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER NEW LISTING!RUSKIN RENTAL! PRICE REDUCTION OWNER WILLING TO TAKE ANOTHER LOSS and bank is not wanting to be in business of distant real estate ownership. Help get it off the books HAMPTON exp., KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport............................ $57,500 1BR/1.5BA Andover, WD, furn...................... $16,000 2BR/2BA Bedford, furnished, enclosed lanai, washer/dryer.................................................... $29,000 RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up....................... $550 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127

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30 OCTOBER 18, 2012 813-642-6182 Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022P. MEMBER WEST FL ORI DA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing No job too big or too small!SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENO VA TIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING F ANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SPAS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST. N.W. R USKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin C OMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Y ears Experience Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling Fans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. AC REPAIR/SALESA HANDYMAN*H PLUMBINGP STORAGES ATTORNEYA BAIL BONDSB FLOORINGF PAINTINGP ELECTRICIANE EXOTIC PETSE CLEANINGC KENNELSK ROOFINGR WINDOW FILMW WINDOW CLEANINGW ROOFINGR PRINTINGP POOL SERVICESP Lic. #RC29027076 FPOLLO (813) 419-4165787-9047Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) 787-9047 The Bay Areas Premier Reptile Specialty Shop 10% OffYour Next Purchase(Excludes Cages)Offer expires 12/31/12813-675-44756520 U.S. Hwy. 301 Suite 109 Riverview, FL 33578 TBEXOTICS.COM Calling for repairs or services shouldnt be FRIGHtENING... Patronize these advertisers and get the results you need!

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32 OCTOBER 18, 2012 WORLD GOLF VILLAGE & HALL OF FAMEHISTORY IS ON EVERY STREET CORNER PONCE DE LEON CAME ASHORE HERE IN 1513as 20 exceptional restaurants offer distinctive dining specials throughout October. For details, visit or call HISTORY LUXURY & ROMANCE ATTRACTIONS BEACHES & NATURE ARTS & CULTURE GOLF & SPA SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack!We will not be undersold on products! Nobody else sells this quality at this price. PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Compare our quality against competitors before you buy! MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSixteen candidates for South County offices turned out to speak and take questions from the public at the Hilton Garden Hotel of Riverview / Brandon / Tampa on U.S. Highway 301. The event was sponsored by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, with residents Anne Madden, Charlotte Clark and Mike Peterson making up the committee that organized the forum. Election day is Tuesday, November 6.Candidates face off at public forum Bob Henriquez, candidate for Hillsborough County Property Appraiser, speaks to the crowd while candidates Rob Townsend and James DeMio await their turn. Property Appraiser candidate Rob Townsend gets a green light as a notification that his time to speak is nearing an end. Time runs out at the red light. At right, Candidates Bruce Barnett (State Rep. 57), Gail Gottlieb (State Senate 59) and Rich Glorioso (Supervisor of Elections) await their turn at the podium. Property Appraiser candidate Rob DeMio.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 An analysis by the American Cancer Society shows one out of two women diagnosed with breast cancer turns to the Society for help and support. The Society offers 24/7 support to those diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones, with information, day-today help, and emotional support every step of the way. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, there will be 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,510 deaths from breast cancer among women in the U.S. This October, the Society will be using National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women about the importance of breast health. In 2011, the American Cancer Society provided free information and services to 115,270 of the estimated 230,480 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. Through its local offices, national 24-hour phone line, and referrals from health care professionals, the Society provided these women with help, including information about breast cancer, referrals to programs in their community and to financial assistance, and transportation and lodging assistance. In fact, breast cancer is the top reason for calls to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is the most effective breast cancer-fighting organization in the world and has helped translate knowledge into action to help save lives, said Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. Nearly three million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year thanks in part to early detection and improved treatment. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. The Society recommends women 40 and older to have a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam. Also, the Society recommends that women ages 20 to 39 receive a clinical breast exam at least once every three years. The five-year survival rate is 99% for breast cancer that is diagnosed in the earliest stages. The Society is currently funding more than 240 breast cancer grants totaling $88 million. The Society has spent more on breast cancer research than on any other cancer, and has played an important part in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough in recent history, including demonstrating that mammography is an effective screening test for breast cancer, the development of tamoxifen and herceptin, and knowledge that genetics, lack of exercise, overweight and obesity, and moderate drinking increase a persons breast cancer risk. The Society also offers newly diagnosed women and those living with breast cancer a variety of programs and services to help them in their breast cancer experience. Reach To Recovery program helps newly diagnosed patients cope with their breast cancer experience. Reach To Recovery volunteers offer the unique understanding, support, and hope from the perspective of someone who has survived breast cancer. Look Good Feel Better program helps breast cancer patients manage the physical side effects of treatment. Patients gain beauty techniques to help improve their self-esteem and quality of life, but also a sense of support, confidence, courage and community with other cancer patients in the program. Hope Lodge program offers patients and their caregivers free lodging for those receiving treatment far from home. mation to help make treatment decisions and access to its programs 24/7 through 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org. The American Cancer Societys affiliate advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), continues to fight back against breast cancer by working to increase funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) that provides low-income, uninsured and underinsured women access to mammograms and Pap tests. Current funding only enables the program to serve less than one in five eligible women ages 40 to 64 nationwide. ACS CAN encourages anyone touched by this disease to let Congress know that support for the NBCCEDP is important and that an increase in funding for this program is vital to its continuation. To get involved, or to learn more about this effort, please visit acscan.org/breastcancer.To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 1-800227-2345 or visit cancer.org.American Cancer Society fights to end Breast CancerWomen reach out to AMS for help, support

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us on .Now accepting HUMANA, now oering Vein Gogh for spider vein treatment. He who has ears, let them hear.A+ Hearing CenterMonday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Finding a cure starts with hope! Proud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month HEARING LOSS?We can help you! No Pressure! No Gimmicks! Get what you see advertised!Hearing Aid Not Working? FREE In-ofce Cleaning & Repairs BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER 18, 2012Page 3 One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection coupled with advanced treatment options has cut mortality rates by a third in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Today, a new breakthrough technology is poised to provide a dramatic improvement in breast cancer detection by making mammograms more detailed and accurate. Catching breast cancer early Studies show that when breast cancer is detected early the chance for successful treatment is nearly 100 percent. Mammograms are a critical component of a successful screening program. In fact, mammograms can identify an abnormal breast mass up to two years before it can be detected by touch. Its for this reason that the American Cancer Society recommends every woman, every year, starting at the age of 40, get a mammogram. 3D mammography Changing the face of breast cancer screening A new imaging technology called 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis is changing how doctors screen for breast cancer. This sophisticated technology significantly improves breast cancer screening by identifying small cancers that may have been missed by traditional mammography. If cancers are found when they are small, treatment options are generally less traumatic and the chance for a cure is greater. Another benefit of 3D mammography is its ability to reduce stress-inducing call backs. As many as one out of 10 women who have a routine screening mammogram will be asked to come back for additional tests. The majority of these women up to 80 percent will experience whats called a false-positive which means that an area that looked suspicious on their screening mammogram turned out, upon further testing, to be normal. 3D mammography makes finding breast cancers easier Current mammography relies on a 2D image. However, this technology has its limits because the breast is a 3-dimensional object composed of different structures, such as blood vessels, milk ducts, fat, and ligaments. All of these structures, which are located at different heights within the breast, can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a 2-dimensional, flat image. This confusion of overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary call backs. Many doctors have reported that the introduction of Hologics Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis system improves breast cancer detection by overcoming many of the limitations inherent in conventional 2D mammography. Although patients will notice little difference between a 2D and a 3D mammogram, the 3D technology gives doctors a clearer view through the overlapping structures of breast tissue. Reading a breast tomosynthesis exam is like flipping through the pages of a book to view one page at a time instead of seeing the whole breast reduced to a single frame, as is the case with conventional 2D mammography. The ability to In breast cancer detection, the test matterslook at each layer of breast tissue millimeter by millimeter allows doctors to identify individual structures in the breast free from the confusion of overlying tissue. The bottom line Women should talk to their physician about the best screening program for them, based on their Dr. Susan Curry, founder and medical director of the Womens Center for Radiology in Orlando, says that 3D mammography makes a real difference in the centers ability to diagnosis patients with dense breasts and women with other high-risk factors.age, family history and medical profile. Women need to pay attention to any changes, such as unusual lumps, swelling, irritation, dimpling, or pain in the breast or nipple. Finally, women who are 40 and older should be sure to have a mammogram every year.What resources are available in our community?Information, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week Help and information are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online at cancer.org and by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-2272345. Callers are connected with a Cancer Information Specialist who can help them locate a hospital, understand cancer and treatment options, learn what to expect and how to plan, help address insurance concerns, find financial resources, find a local support group, and more. Day-to-day Help and Emotional SupportSupport during treatment When women are in active cancer treatment, they want to look their best, and Look GoodFeel Better helps them do just that. The free program, helps women learn beauty techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Certified beauty professionals provide tips on makeup, skin care, nail care, and head coverings. Transportation to treatment Cancer patients cite transportation to and from treatment as a critical need, second only to direct financial assistance. The ACS Road To Recovery program matches these patients with specially trained volunteer drivers. Lodging during treatment ACS Hope Lodge facilities provide free, home-like temporary lodging for patients and their caregivers close to treatment centers, thereby easing the emotional and financial burden of finding affordable lodging. Finding hope and inspiration People with cancer and their loved ones can connect with others who have been there through the ACS Survivors Network. The online community is a welcoming and safe place that was created by and for cancer survivors and their families. Hair-loss, mastectomy products TLC Tender Loving Care, is a magazine and catalog in one, offers helpful articles and a line of products to help women battling cancer restore their appearance and dignity at a difficult time. Other sources: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-2324636 cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/ This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program helps low-income women gain access to timely, high-quality screening programs for the detection of breast and cervical cancer. Sisters Network 1-866-781-1808 sistersnetworkinc.org. This national African American breast cancer survivors support group is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center 1-800-221-2141 (English), 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish) y-me. org. YourShoes is a 24-hour hotline staffed by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors.

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Page 4 (Family Features) Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a War on Cancer. Since then, there have been impressive advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and most importantly, improved survival rates for many types of cancer. People facing a cancer diagnosis today have more options than ever. Patients are now encouraged to talk with their physicians to get the facts about their treatment options in order to be true partners in their care. For many, radiotherapy will be an option. In fact, nearly twothirds of all cancer patients will receive radiotherapy as some aspect of their treatment regimen. Thanks to decades of innovation, radiotherapy can now pinpoint a tumor while minimizing exposure of nearby tissues. In fact, when comparing earlier approaches with todays more advanced radiotherapy technologies, studies have shown increased reductions in side effects and improved outcomes for many forms of cancer. I see the positive impact of radiotherapy, but I know that many patients still have outdated perceptions, said John J. Kresl M.D., Ph.D., FACRO, managing partner, Radiation Oncologists of Central Arizona. Todays radiotherapy is an effective treatment for many types of cancer. It was once used only to relieve pain, but is now used more often in the hopes of helping patients become survivors. Knowing the facts about radiotherapy is the first step in understanding whether it is an option for you or a loved one. Use the following information to talk to your doctor about radiotherapy. What is radiotherapy? The most commonly used form of radiotherapy, called external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), utilizes targeted x-rays produced by a machine outside of the body. These high-energy beams are precisely controlled by a medical team guided by advanced imaging technologies. Radiotherapy works by damaging cancer cell DNA. This stops tumors from growing further and can make them smaller. Radiotherapy is sometimes used in combination with a chemotherapy regimen to jointly target cancer cells. Radiotherapy is also sometimes used after surgery to kill remaining cancer cells, which may prevent the disease from returning. Sophisticated technology: Radiotherapy machines are quite large, but the beam they deliver is actually small. Continually advancing hardware and software allows the beam to be precisely shaped to fit the contours of a patients tumor. This results in delivering the treatment where it is needed while minimizing impact on surrounding healthy tissue. Radiotherapy and lifestyle: A radiotherapy treatment course often allows patients to go about their daily routine with limited interruption. A course of treatment can involve anywhere from one to 35 separate treatment sessions, delivered on an outpatient basis, with each session taking from 15 minutes to an hour. Some types of radiotherapy use higher doses of radiation per session, resulting in fewer total appointments. Possible side effects of radiotherapy: Serious side effects can occur and are usually caused by damage to normal cells during the course of treatment. Side effects are typically cumulative, which means they can develop over the course of treatment. They can be minor or severe, and depend on the size and location of the tumor, disease state, general medical condition, and the treatment technique that is used. Two of the most common side effects associated with radiotherapy are irritation or damage to the skin near the treatment site, and fatigue. Skin irritation may include dryness, itching, peeling, or blistering. Fatigue, for some patients, may mean feeling slightly worn out, while other patients experience severe exhaustion. Other side effects are usually specific to the type of cancer being treated, such as hair loss or a sore throat when the head and neck region is treated, or urinary problems when the lower abdomen is treated. For more details about the side effects of radiation therapy, patients should talk to their doctors about what may occur during a Uncovering facts about a leading cancer treatment: Radiotherapy particular treatment. Patients should talk to their doctors to learn the facts about radiotherapy. To learn more, they can also visit www.RTanswers.org. Free cancer resource guides help patients navigate cancer journey When Barbara Georges friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them.We thought, here we are as marketers and were having trouble finding needed resources in our community. What difficulties might others also be having? says George of Kansas City, Mo. We were looking for resources like wig shops, local support groups and even local physicians but finding them was proving to be time-consuming and unsuccessful. It was really frustrating. In 2001, George created Cancer Matters, a grassroots, communitybased initiative, aimed at tackling this information gap that faced individuals living with cancer and their loved ones. She developed the Cancer Matters Resource Guides, free booklets featuring a comprehensive listing of local cancer-related businesses and services. Resources include cancer support groups, hospital services, home health and more. They also provide tips for the newly diagnosed and information on health and wellness. These comprehensive resource guides are available in 35 U.S. cities. The guides are updated and distributed annually to local hospitals, physicians offices, nonprofit organizations and support groups. They are also available online at CancerMatters. com or by calling 913-385-7332. Cancer Matters is supported by Lilly Oncology. Lilly Oncology does not control the content of the resource guides or website.Pretty in Pink CelebrationSouth Bay Hospital will be celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a Pretty in Pink Party from noon 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center. Celebrate with lunch, massages, make-up application and information on the importance of getting mammograms. Seating is limited, so call 1-888-6851595 to reserve a seat. The South Bay Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center is located at 4051 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City Center, just one block west of the hospital. For more information about this event, or Digital Mammography, call Natalia Diaz at (813) 634-0496.



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By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netBALM A proposed high voltage electrical power transmission line will mostly skirt this rural community if regulators accept the Tampa Electric Company plan to increase capacity in the years ahead. The utilitys preferred route for a 230 kilovolt transmission line to meet future power demands would run eastward a short distance north of and parallel with C.R. 672 to a point near State Road 39, cross the county roadway and angle through unoccupied acreage owned by Mosaic just west of the state road and then proceed east along the north edge of S.R. 674 into Polk County. Known as the Polk Power to Fishhawk Substation Transmission Line, the 40-mile project also would connect a prospective new substation near Aspen Avenue and Boyette Road in Balm with the existing Fishhawk Substation, plus relocate existing line from Agricola Road south to an expanded Polk power station in western Polk County. The project cost is estimated to be in the $700 million neighborhood, according to Cherie Jacobs, Tampa Electric spokesperson. One of five potential routes presented to residents during community meetings in both the Balm-Wimauma and the Fishhawk-Lithia areas earlier in the year, this preferred arrangement was included with the companys Petition of Need filed with Floridas Public Service Commission on September 12, Jacobs said. And on October 3, the utility submitted a Site Certification Application to Floridas Department of Environmental Protection based on the same routing, she added. The preferred transmission line placement was selected on the basis of several criteria, including customer input, both current and anticipated land uses, environmental considerations, engineering requirements as well as costs, according to a letter from Tampa Electric to about 2,000 property owners in the pertinent areas. That letter was mailed on Friday, October 12, and should be in property owners hands this week, Jacobs noted. The driving forces for the project are expected increases in power demand due to projected population growth and the companys contracts for purchased power which are to expire in 2016. The PSC hearing on Tampa Electrics Petition of Need is scheduled for December 12, Jacobs noted, with a decision from the commission expected in early 2013. www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 inside: Screaming through the Sky This electric radio-controlled helicopter is capable of reaching 140 miles per hour. The Triple Creek RC Club will hold a fly-in for model helicopter enthusiasts Oct. 27-28.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSBy %  MITCH TTRaAPHaAGenEN mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW It wouldnt be accurate to say that the jet rumbled down the taxiway. It was virtually silent as it made the turn onto the runway, pausing momentarily at the end, waiting to take off. The engines could not be heard as they idled, waiting Preferred route of high voltage power line pinpointedfor incoming traffic to clear the runway. With the runway cleared, the engines were only slightly audible, but the moment the wheels left the ground, it screamed and was gone, or nearly so. While the radio control module could easily still communicate with the jet if it flew out of sight, standing on the See SCREAMING THROUGH THE SKY, page 14 Dual PurposeWomans club hopes early shopping day will increase renovation funds By PPENNY FLETCHTCHERR%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Robin Roberts takes her job as chairwoman of the House & Grounds Committee of the Ruskin Womans Club seriously. Lately, shes been pulling up boards and carpet in one of the two apartments on the second floor of the historic Womans Club building with her bare hands and the help of a few tools. Keeping up a 100-year-old building is quite a job, Roberts said Oct. 11 as she showed all the things that need repaired. Built in 1910, the three-story structure was the home of Dr. George Miller and his wife, Adeline Dickman Miller. Dr. Miller founded a Ruskin College in what would soon become Ruskin. The college was based on the philosophy of PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOThe 100-year-old building was once Ruskin College, as founded by John Ruskin. Many newcomers ask why State Road 674 is called College Avenue in Ruskin, and this building and those that once surrounded it are the reason why. MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring Company LOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com We offer affordable luxury. We also do cabinets and counter tops.Happy Halloween from See RUSKIN WOMANS CLUB, page 6 See POWERLINE ROUTE, page 3John Ruskin, an Englishman who advocated for education of the middle class by setting up commune-style schools and museums for working people in several areas of the world. Although all the buildings belonging to the Ruskin College burned but two and the college itself ceased to exist, the historic landmark still stands at 503 U.S. 41 in Ruskin and is in much use today. Home to the Ruskin Womans Club, the VP Biden to visit Sun City CenterOn Friday, October 19, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at a grassroots campaign event in Sun City Center at the Sun City Center Community Association Community Hall. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Vice President will be in Florida through Saturday. Tickets for the SCC event may be requested at:SCC Community Association 1910 SS. PPebble Beach Blvd.S Sun CCity CCenter, FL 33573 Riverview Office OFA-FL 11215 Bloomingdale A A ve.R Riverview, FL 33578RRiverviews TT rick or TT reat Street is coming. See page 2 Anti-Bullying program kicks off. See page 3G Get advice on native and invasive plants. See page 18 mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO October is Breast C Cancer Awareness month. See the insert in this issue.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 3 SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, Oct. 289 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door) South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to Silversea all inclusive values and suite deals!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.00Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-3291 Anti-bullying program to kick off at Riverview High SchoolMITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netTAMPA During the regular meeting of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners on Oct. 3, Commissioner Sandra Murman read a proclamation stating that October would be set aside as National Bullying Prevention Month in Hillsborough County. She also provided a status update on the countys anti-bullying project, now in its third year. According to Murman, an anti-bullying advisory committee began with former commissioner Rose Ferlita in January of 2010. The resulting youth program, Bully Busters, has since won five national and multiple state and local awards. The second phase of the project will partner with Hillsborough County Schools, beginning at Riverview High School on Oct. 19. At the beginning of the school year, seven have formed clubs known as SAVE, Students Against Violence Everywhere. Today the number of clubs is up to 14. Our momentum right now for anti-bullying is really picking up, and as other schools learn about SAVE, the word is spreading, Commissioner Murman told the board. This is a real significant achievement in such a short period of time of a little over two and a half years. It was my dream that we would have anti-bullying [efforts] present in all of the middle schools and high schools in Hillsborough County. Dr. Tom Massey of the University of South Florida and the chair of the anti-bullying advisory committee said, Research suggests that as many as 30 percent of children either witness or experience bullying on a regular basis. Since the advent of electronic media, cyber bullying is a rising concern, and so bullying extends beyond the school and into the individual youths homes. [Combating] this is very much a community effort, its beyond the schools and into the community where it needs to be. The Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office are also members of the advisory board. During the meeting, Commissioner Murman pointed out that the award-winning program does not involve the use of tax dollars. For information about the national SAVE program, visit www. nationalsave.orgHillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman issued a proclamation declaring October as National Bullying Prevention Month in Hillsborough County. The DEP process is longer, she added, with the regulatory agency reviewing the utilitys site application within the parameters of Floridas Power Plant Siting Act and then a Siting Board consisting of the governor and cabinet approving or rejecting the agencys recommendations. A Siting Board hearing is anticipated later in 2013 with a decision made by the end of that year. Specific placement of the structures that constitute the project can be determined only after site application approval, the spokeswoman said. Barring regulatory changes, the projects design phase could begin in 2014, she added. And, if construction can begin late in 2014, the new transmission lines could be in service in 2016. The next year 2017 is the utilitys target for completion of the Polk Power Plant expansion. Whether the new line is overhead or underground will be determined in the design and engineering stage, Jacobs noted. The company plans to solicit additional customer input at that time, she added. As for covering the project costs, Jacobs said the estimated expense would not be assessed Tampa Electric customers through prepayment on monthly utility bills. Shared costs, she said, would not be addressed until the project is completed. The company remains committed to communicating with customers as project milestones are achieved, Jacobs added, and additional information about the proposed transmission lines is available by calling 813-630-6295. Information about the Polk Power Plant expansion can be obtained by calling 813-228-1021. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonPreferred powerline route%  This illustration details the route preferred by Tampa Electric Company for a proposed 230 KV transmission line in the Balm area. The line would skirt most of the rural community, placed parallel with C.R. 672. (TT ampa EElectric CCompany map)

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Exp. 11/1/12 CR39FREE* FREE* By William Hodges If you are a long-time reader of this column, you may remember my telling the following story. Alfred Nobel woke up one morning to read in his newspaper that he had died. The ar ticle detailed much of his life, and said he would always be remembered as the creator of what was then the most devastating force on earth. He was the inventor of TNT. The article said that his invention had elevated warfare to a new level of barbarism, and that he was personally responsible for the death and destruction that it brought. After notifying the newspaper that he had not died, (or as Mark Twain once said, The reports of my death have been grossly exaggerated.) he found out that, in fact, his brother had died, and a careless editor had switched the prewritten obituaries. Alfred Nobel saw what most of us will never have the opportunity to see. He was given a rare glimpse of how he would be remembered in history. As a result, he made up his mind that by the time he died, the headline would no longer read, Man of death dies, but rather, Man of peace dies. He spent the rest of his life, and much of his fortune, working on a foundation that was, and is, dedicated to the cause of world peace. He established a variety of Nobel prizes in such diverse areas as medicine and literature. The success of his efforts is attested to by the results of a poll. When asked what Alfred Nobel was famous for, 65 percent of those responding said, The Nobel Peace Prize. Less than 5 percent mentioned his invention of TNT. There were also several who thought he played some position Positive Talk: Rewriting the Storyin baseball. I guess you cant win them all. What brought Nobels story back to my mind was the death of a young man named Tom. No, he was not a millionaire inventor nor did he ever make any major contributions to mankind. I have known Tom and his family most of his life and he was a very troubled boy to say the least. His family was very supportive and tried their best to work through Toms moods and bouts of trouble. By 16 years of age, Tom had a lengthy police record and had been expelled from school. By 18, a judge gave him the choice of joining the army or going to jail. He chose the army and landed in the stockade after only six months of service. In less than a year, he received a Bad Conduct Discharge and was again roaming the streets. Toms family begged him to come home and start over but he would not hear of it. Rather he joined a gang and was busted for possessing and selling drugs. Tom got out of jail on his 25th birthday and finally heeded his familys plea to come home. Once there, he took charge of his life and stopped drifting from one problem to another. He has worked steadily for the past five years and has received several promotions at his place of employment. Tom became active in his church and just last year met Millie, who was soon to become his wife. Two months ago he called me and with great excitement in his voice told me that he was to be a father. All that ended the other night when he was riding his motorcycle home from work and another motorist crossed a center line and hit him head on. By this time you are probably wondering what Alfred Nobel and Tom had in common. Both of them, by their own actions, changed the way the world would remember them. I dont try to make sense of the things that happen in this world but rather look for lessons I can learn. The lesson I learned from Toms death is not that it is sad a young man of such potential died, even though it is, but rather it is a blessing that he did not die before his potential was known. Alfred Nobel will not be remem bered as a merchant of death, but a man of peace; and Tom will not be remembered as a young punk. Their deaths teach us we need not be remembered for past conduct, but rather for current actions. How will you be remembered? There is still time to rewrite the story.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 : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comLooking for an adventure?Lake Okeechobee hikeThe Big O Hike comes of age November 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the first step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. But its not as difficult as it seems. The hike is actually a series of one day hikes and participants can join or leave the other hikers at any trailhead around Lake Okeechobee. Popular hikes are the first day, a 3.5-mile Wimp Walk around Pahokee or the full day 12 mile walk to Port Mayaca. Hikers are shuttled back to the days starting point. There is no charge for the hike, and anyone is welcome to join the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association in this, what is believed to be the longest running long distance hike in Florida. Campgrounds or motels and meals for those requiring them are at the hikers expense. Of special interest is Thanksgiving Dinner at the historic Clewiston Inn. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att. net or write him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth, Fl 33467.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 5Hillsborough County Animal Services celebrates the month as NewvemberNew hours, new director, new volunteers, and a renewed mission. It all adds up to what Hillsborough County Animal Services has coined its Newvember celebration! On Thursday, Nov. 1, the County animal shelter kicks off Newvember by implementing new opportunities for residents to take advantage of its services and to volunteer to help. Newvember shelter hours will follow a 10 7 7 schedule: shelter hours will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days a week. To kick off the new 10 7 7 schedule, Animal Services staff invites the public to stop by the shelter at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa on Nov. 1 for a festive yappy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet new Animal Services Director Ian Hallett, meet-and-greet with shelter animals, and enjoy some refreshments. Newvember orientation sessions for new volunteers are currently scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and minors must be accompanied to orientation by a parent or legal guardian. Newvember also means Hillsborough County Animal Services will be open on the Veterans Day holiday, while other County government offices are closed. On Monday, Animal Services will offer half-priced pet adoptions to all active or retired military members. However, the shelter will close two hours early on that day only. The new 10 7 7 hours schedule will remain after November, but the public should check the website or call for animal turn-in hours. For more information about pet adoption, volunteering or the Newvember celebration at Hillsborough County Animal Services, call (813) 744-5660. To learn about Hillsborough County Animal Services, visit them online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices. September Terrific Kids at Collins ElementaryMarielle Achey, Aniya Baker, Olivia Barker, Hailey Bartolome, Rylie Birkey, Sedriyona Brown, Sierra Bryant, Mattison Burriss, Mason Burriss, Rikki Champagne, Lauren Cooke, Jossalin Cucalon, Nyanna Davis, Chris Diaz, Kathleen Gomez, Alex Garcia, Kyla Garcia, Alanna Hardin, Ninfa Iturralde, Sherman Johnson, James Keaton, Ryleigh Kenyon, Abbey Koedel, Monica Martinez, Emily Moore, Tyler Morel, Brooklyn Muse, Jocyllynne Patterson, Simone Pierce, Cameron Price, Mason Reid, Aisling Reily, Frida Rodill, Andrea Rodriquez, Chloe Saling, MaKenna Shrader, Avery Smith, Rebecka Smith, Isis Soto, Evelyn Staubitz, Emily Sumner, Michaela Thompson, Dylan Tirpak, Juliequeyn Tran, Rita Viramontes, Jamerya Wallace, Kailey Wilgus, Allie Williams, Christopher Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Matthew Wingo and Naijah Yoder. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by the S.C.C. Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, SweetBay, and Buffalo Wings. Women vendors wanted for holiday shopping eventThe Ruskin Womans Club is seeking women vendors for its first women-owned, home -based business, holiday shopping event called Trinkets, Baubles and Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. This sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. The club is looking for a diverse group of gift-type vendors of the home party type, as well as artists, potters, upscale crafters, woodworkers, stone crafters, lapidary items and more. They have room for 10 to 15 more vendors. This event is a fundraiser for the club. The entry fee will be a donation to its 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The shopping event will be held inside and on the grounds of the three-story building where The Ruskin Womans Club resides. Built in 1912, it was the original home for the President of Ruskin College, Dr. George McA. Miller and his wife Adaline Dickman Miller. In 1940 the Miller House was deeded by the family to the Club. It was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. As of 2012, the Ruskin Womans Club has been in existence for 100 years. Its charitable contributions to the community include college scholarships, local food pantry donations, work with Tampa area Veterans, and preservation of the rich history of the Ruskin area. For more information, contact: Carolyn Jones at (813) 645-3488 or Robin Roberts at (813) 5070509.Riverview VFW holds membership driveVFW Post 8108 will host a membership drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Those wishing to join should bring a copy of their DD-214 Form, or other proof that they served on foreign soil. Breakfast will be offered to all new members and to those who come to renew their dues. For more information, contact Commander Andy Davis at (813) 671-9845, Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Smith at (813) 6711564, or Mens Auxiliary President Max Smith at (813) 671-1564. Riverview Memorial VFW Post 8103 is located at 7504 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Camp Bayou Fall Open House offers a creeping, crawly morningKids who love to examine natures much-maligned critters should enjoy the Camp Bayou Open House on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free, family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp Bayou, a former RV park, is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. The theme, Out of the Dark, highlights a variety of creatures, dispelling myths about some while revealing the need to respect others. Throughout the morning, there will be several activity tables, some with live critters to handle, such as millipedes and ant lions. Games such as the Spider Scavenger Hunt and crafts such as Animal Masks should provide lots of fun and educational things to do. Other non-profits, such as ConserveItForward.org and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will be also be offering naturebased activities. The days events include a cockroach race, a snake stroll, making animal masks, trail tours, and for a small fee, a National Food Day Buffet, offering alternative treats to typical Halloween sweets. Registration is not required but encouraged. Door prizes will be drawn on the half hour from the list of all participants who register online at campbayou.org. Door prizes include Seminole pumpkin seedlings, goody bags and other surprises. The winning entries for the 2012 Camp Bayou Annual Photo Contest will be on display at the Fall Open House. There is still time to submit nature photos taken at Camp Bayou. Deadline is Saturday, Oct 20, to be judged by artist Bruce Marsh. For information contact campbayou@ gmail.com or call 813-641-8545. Nature Nook Books will also be on hand with books for sale for children and adults. Sponsors include th Street Neighbors and Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. These activities are part of a Get Outdoors Florida, Children and Nature, No Child Left Inside, Be Out There!-NWF, Lets Move Outside, National Food Day, Make a Difference Day, inspired initiative. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers prescheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from ThursdaySaturday from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a publicprivate partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Hillsborough County continues to streamline and improve how it does business with the launch of a new electronic submittal and review system for building plans. The system, called ProjectDox, is meant to improve the efficiency and ease of use for customers and County staff during the submission and review of construction projects. ProjectDox is a web-based electronic plan and document workflow system that creates a virtual workspace for customers and County staff to initiate, communicate, review and approve construction plans. This has taken a manual pro cess and turned it into a technol ogy-driven process, said Dave Ford, interim director for The Center for Development Services. Customers are given a special login for their projects that allows them to submit plans and documents and review the status of their projects from their own computers. County staff from various departments and agencies that need to review the plans also can log in from their computers to view documents online and mark them up as needed for everyone else to see and provide further input. The system, which will be integrated into the Departments current online permit application and inspection request service, also will allow users to pay their plan submittal and review fees online. The department is starting first with building plan submittals for this new system and plans to Submitting construction plans to Hillsborough County goes high-techexpand it to site and subdivision plan submittals by the end of the calendar year. County staff tested the system with local builders and contractors for several months before this launch. Additional training will soon be available for contractors and builders on how to use the new system. Development Services already has implemented several other technology improvements before this newest project. The department has allowed residents and contractors to apply for permits, schedule their inspections, and check the status of their permits and inspections online for several years. The departments PGM Store, accessible from the Countys website, also has allowed customers and County staff to check the status of zoning requests and access documents and information. Additionally, in 2009, Development Services started the first phase of electronic plan submittal, when it implemented a system for developers and engineers to submit their plans on flash drives, rather than bringing in bundles of paper plans and documents. For more information and to access the electronic plan submittal service, visit the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty. org/center/ and click on the Online Services link on the page. On that page, click on the Online Permitting and Plan Submittal System link. For additional assistance, users also can call The Center for Development Services at (813) 272-5600. Incognito Lounge, located in the MiraBay Village Shopping Center, is now serving lunch, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The new lunch menu includes fresh daily homemade soups, such as crab bisque and corn chowder, and a large selection of fresh salads. In addition, the restaurants Ruskin Veterans Day Parade honors veterans, welcomes marchersRuskin Memorial VFW Post #6287 will honor all veterans with a parade through downtown Ruskin. The Veterans Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and will travel on U.S. Hwy. 41. The parade is free to the public and all participants. All participants, sponsors and attendees are welcome at the VFW Post following the parade for ongoing family fun, music, food and an awards presentation ceremony. VFW #6287 invites all youth, civic and community organizations, fraternities and businesses to join in the parade. Interested organizations and/or businesses should contact the VFW at (813) 645-2935, or Parade Chairman Bruce Scheller at (813) 645-3410, or email aability1@verizon.net for additional information. Information and entry forms are also available online at www.vfwpost6287.com. The VFW is located at 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. very popular homemade meatballs are now available at lunch as a meatball sub. The new lunch menu can be viewed online at www.incognitolounge.com. All menu items are available for take-out and may be ordered by calling (813) 6459700.Incognito Lounge now open at lunch

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6 OCTOBER 18, 2012 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. 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 Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ELECTROL YSIS $40 per -hourLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572Call for appt. 813-244-0341 CNA, Home Care, looking to watch loved one. Reasonable rates. Call Laurie 813-244-0341. BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton bottom floor is rented out for various functions for money to keep up the grounds and building and the elegant simplicity of the people who built it can be seen in the sturdy hardwood floors, ceilings, and built-in-furniture including nooks and storage boxes as well as functional shelving. The home could not be kept up however without the rent from two apartments on the second floor. They are now in need of much repair, said Roberts. We could use the help of electricians and plumbers and cabinetry men. Because the building was put on the Historic Registry in 1974, it needs restored in the original manner, only with modernized appliances and air conditioning. The unfinished third floor is not in use, but is good-size and solid, made of plaster and wood. Roberts and club President Iris Mixon say they think the attic could be put to use as well and plan to gear money from various fundraisers and donations towards the refurbishing projects. One of the main fundraisers the club has done for many years is making and selling homemade pickles and jelly. This year, theyre also trying something different. Roberts and Carolyn Jones are co-chairwomen of the clubs Trinkets, Baubles & Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides being a fundraiser for the refurbishing, the event will give local residents a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping, Jones said. The shopping day will also be a showcase for local artists and painters, potters and other artisans. Only one product in each category will be permitted so there will be no competition among vendors. There will be items for the home, beauty products, jewelry, pet products and much more. The Womans Club is a 501(c)3 organization so any donations are tax deductible for the donor. It qualifies as tax exempt because of the charitable work it accomplishes, including college scholarships, local food pantry donations, work with Bay Area veterans, history preservation and more. Holiday purchases, of course, Womans Club dual purpose fundraiser will not be classed as donations. Having housed the first library in Ruskin with a collection of 5,000 donated books, one of the clubs current projects is to get the storage out of the original library room so that people may view the original wood shelving. Women vendors for the Nov. 17 event are still being sought. To participate, call Jones at (813) 645-3488 or Roberts at (813) 507-0509.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSCarolyn Jones and Robin Roberts, co-chairwomen of the Ruskin Womans Clubs Trinkets, Baubles & Bling Holiday Shopping Extravaganza say it will be held at the historic Womans Club build ing, 503 U.S. 41 in Ruskin Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will raise money to refurbish parts of the 100 year-old home and also give local residents a chance to buy some holiday gifts from local vendors. George McA. Miller (1919-1957) and Adaline Dickman Miller (18591936) who built the home and were the first residents in it during the time Ruskin College was in operation. In 1990, Ellsworth Simmons was named Man of the Year by the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce. A County Commissioner and civic-minded resident, he is credited with bringing many good things once only enjoyed by Tampa residents to South County. Upon his death, a garden was named for him at the Ruskin Womans Club.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 7 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. By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Four candidates two newcomers and two veterans are aiming for three seats at the Community Association table here come January. Gerald Collings Sr. and Mike Killian are the newcomers to the fray as Chuck Collett and Neil Rothfeld, both of whom currently sit at the board table, seek members nods supporting their return. The three seats to be filled have been occupied by Ann Marie LeBlanc who has served the maximum of two consecutive terms, and by first-term director Martin Hurwitz, who has chosen not to seek re-election. In the third place is Collett, another first-term officer and current board vice president, who wants to be returned for a second three-year term. Collett, trained as a lawyer and a high profile business executive in Maryland before relocating to Sun City Center, was a strong proponent during his first term of community efforts aimed at modernization of the retirement centers recreational facilities, particularly those on the Central Campus. He said this week he wants to help complete the work undertaken by the CA board in 2011 and 2012 pointing in that direction. The recently-completed community wide survey of member opinions disclosed a strong continuing resident interest in a master plan for upgrading and updating the amenities, he noted, adding that during his first term the emphasis was on answering such questions as what are the needs of the community and how can those objectives be accomplished. The extensive survey and its high response rate now has suggested specific answers to those questions, he said. He wants to serve a second term, he indicated, to explore ways and means of implementing the improvement goals cited by residents as their priorities. Asked about persistent, whispered rumors in the community related to his background involving a business failure and a personal bankruptcy, Collett replied that there is nothing secret about this, it is not hidden. Collett said that after practicing law for several years and in a variety of capacities, he had an opportunity to engage in a business venture involving waterfront residential properties and marina facilities. The business grew rapidly, he began devoting more time to it than to law practice, one project was joined by another, partners were taken on and they all were successful initially in the ventures, he said. There also were substantial bank loans capitalizing the projects, he added. Then the recession of the 1980s hit the U.S. East Coast, the market dried up radically and highly leveraged banks were taken over by the Resolution Trust Corporation to prop up the nations banking industry. RTC would not extend his companys multimillion-dollar loan agreements and the business collapsed, he said. Collett said he returned to the practice of law, worked hard to ensure his partners were not financially ruined, avoided a commercial bankruptcy that would have left others holding only empty money bags and then, after the business situation was resolved satisfactorily, sought protections with a personal bankruptcy filing as, most recently, have millions of other Americans stung by the financial collapse of 2007-08. He noted that ultimately he was highly successful in his law practice and suggested that no one understands the vagaries of business better than the individual who has confronted them, wrestled with sudden turns of events and succeeded in working through thorny issues. Collings has been in the area for nearly 50 years, moving to Tampa from the mid-west in 1964 and to SCC six years ago, he told The Observer. He was employed with Tampa Electric Company for more than 30 years dealing with electrical metering issues. He ended his career with Landis & Gyr, a maker of electrical meters, as an applications engineer, he added. This work took him around the world, troubleshooting meters and metering issues in power plants from China to Central America, he said. Since retiring on August 31, he said he has more time to devote to volunteer work and sees service as a director on the CA board as a perfect opportunity to work for my community. Collings noted he might bring a different perspective to the board, adding he is most vitally interested in working on the comprehensive long-term planning underscored by the recent community survey. He also said he believes there are actions that can be taken to make existing campus buildings more energy efficient in much the same way residential structures are upgraded energy-wise. It would have to be approached on a building by building basis to see what could be done, he said. Owner of a home bordering on the former North Lakes Golf Course, Collings also said he is particularly interested in pursuing opportunities to site walking trails and bike paths for residents. And, while he is not a dog owner, he added, hes also interested in investigating any chances to create a dog park on the north side of the community for those residents who are canine devotees. Killian, on the other hand, is one of those canine devotees whose family shares their SCC home with a beloved 18-monthold greyhound, Chloe. She is the Killians fifth rescue and very, very gentle, he said. Before moving to the community three years ago, Killians lived in Grosse Point, Michigan, and he worked in that states mainstay industry, automotive manufacture as an engineer, he added. Describing himself as someone Community master planning appeals to CA board candidates Chuck Collett Mike Killian Gerald Collings, Sr. Neil RothfeldPrep football results Last weeks scores: Riverview (2-4) fell to Steinbrenner (2-4) 14-27 Lennard (0-07) fell to Lakewood (6-0) 0-65 Spoto (2-4) defeated Blake (2-5) 21-6 Brandon (0-6) fell to Plant (5-1) 0-55 Bloomingdale (4-3) defeated Leto (0-7) 38-0 East Bay (2-4) fell to Gaither (5-1) 18-33 This weeks schedule: Riverview visits Brandon Lennard hosts Blake Wharton visits Bloomingdale East Bay visits Plant City Spoto visits RobinsonSee SCC CA CANDIDATES, page 19

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KIDS: Wear a costume and pick up treats from booths at the festival(No scary, bloody or provocative costumes please)Outdoor MovieMadagascar 3Europes Most WantedMovie begins at 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy 13498 U.S. 301 South Riverivew, FL 33578 813-677-0721 SouthBay.cc By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: The faith of fearI think I need a Thundershirt. What is a Thundershirt, you may ask? Im not entirely sure, but my dog Andi wears one whenever theres thunder about. It is supposed to help keep her calm, at least thats what the packaging claimed after Michelle bought it, displaying it triumphantly as a solution to our crazy-wildlyneurotic-terrified-dog-inthunderstorms problem. The funny thing is, though, that it does seem to help Andi. But the question that I have is why thunder bothers her in the first place. Thunder has never reached into the house to grab her. In her entire life, shes never even been left out in the rain. I can only assume in the thunder she hears some freakishly large beast with designs on having her for a snack (which would also explain why she wants to stick so close to us when it thunders were bigger so whatever is out there would eat us first, get full, and then leave before getting to Andi). Im not afraid of death but I have a mortal fear of slowly dying while still living. I was blessed to do so much in my life that now Im afraid it is possible my best days are in my wake, fading off behind me, leaving me moving forward to search only for redemption, perhaps forgiveness, or to search for something that is no longer possible. I know all too well that the phrase Its never too late is wrong. Sometimes it is too late. Apparently some people feel the same way about America. We are endlessly being told of so many things to fear terrorists, an economic meltdown, this guy or the other becoming the President of the United States. It even extends to the food we eat. I sat down for breakfast in front of a bowl of Great Grains, one of my favorite breakfast cereals. Not only do I like it, Ive always thought it was one of the few things that was actually good for me. As is my custom, I had breakfast in front of the computer, reading news websites. I pulled up a story about a scientist trying to get the word out that people should not be eating grains anymore. The grains we have today are not like those that our grandparents had something about genetic modifications and stuff that could kill us and melt our brains. Well, thats nice. Then I read a story about how Iran is four months away from developing a nuclear weapon. I am certain I read the exact same story four months ago. And four years ago. If they have been four months away for years now, that sounds like good news. Ill be long dead by the time they actually get through those four months. Time must move differently over there. And then, of course, there is cancer. When I was a kid, I remember hearing about the occasional person getting cancer and it was always a big deal, in a death sentence sort of way. Now it is more than just the occasional person; it seems a lot of people get cancer today. Fortunately, it appears that it is not necessarily a death sentence anymore, but it certainly is far more common. What kind of life is it to be afraid much of the time? Afraid of being blown up by an extremist in a shopping mall or on an airplane; afraid of what genetically modified grains are doing to our bodies; afraid that with every anomaly or weird pain in our arms or abdomen, cancer is behind it. Life is short enough the way it is, being afraid seems to be a waste of time. Andi has none of those concerns. She knows nothing of terrorism or cancer, yet when thunder booms she is terrified. Fortunately, the Thundershirt seems to help. And now I want one for the thunder that is booming in my life. Apparently, fear sells. Why else would we be bombarded by it? I have enough things to fear as it is without a politician adding to the list. Im not afraid of dying in a plane crash or in an exploding shopping mall; Im afraid of my knees hurting to the point that I stop wandering off on adventures. Im afraid that my energy and motivation levels will drop off so that it will suddenly seem like too much work to go in search of something new. I dont need someone else peddling fear and I refuse to trade liberty for a false facade of security. I need to hear some positive affirmation. Fear sells? What have we become? I dont want to hear that the other guy is going to drive us into the ground, I want to hear about Morning in America again. I want to hear about what we have going for us, not what is working against us. What happened to faith? Faith in ourselves and in our nation? What kind of people have we become if it turns out that fear motivates us more than faith? And no, I dont want to hear someone blowing smoke with puppies and rainbows, but if no one can think of something legitimate and actionable about our future that we can have faith in, then I seriously do fear for our future. Faith trumping fear is what created this nation; it is what made us the worlds superpower. The fear of crossing an ocean to a new land or heading out into space for a new frontier has always been overcome by our faith that we could actually do it, often despite tremendous odds against us. Im tired of fear and Im doubly tired of those who peddle fear. The pet store doesnt have a Thundershirt in my size, so show me some legitimate faith that we can overcome, despite the odds, and you will earn my support and my vote. If you choose fear and whining, save it for those wearing the tinfoil hats. Contrary to what you may spew, I still believe in America. I guess I dont need a Thundershirt after all. Nothing making loud noises is going to reach in and grab me. I would hope partisans and politicians would take note: In fear is weakness; in faith is strength. Stop whining, stop blaming, and start showing the way to a better place. And now, Im going to try to take my own advice. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThunder has never reached into the house to grab my dog Andi, but that doesnt stop her from being terrified whenever afternoon thun derstorms roll through. Recently Michelle bought her a Thunder shirt. It seems to help keep her calm. Now I think I need one, too. Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 11/1/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com penny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW The Riverview Chamber of Commerce wasnt looking for larger space. Executive Director Tanya Doran said it was a great gift and cost them nothing. The owner of Boardwalk and Park Place, two business parks on Gibsonton Drive in Riverview, Dr. Bryan Thatcher, called the chamber when a space across from where it was previously located became available. It offered an extra private office, a longer hall, and larger kitchen facilities. At first I wasnt sure moving would be worth it for an extra 200 square feet, said Doran. But when I looked at the layout, I realized it would enable us to take one of the front desks out of the lobby so that could just be a reception area. That way it would be more conducive to businesses to converse with chamber staff in private. So volunteers moved furniture, file cabinets, computers, shelves and other belongings over the weekend into a new office (still in the Boardwalk plaza) with the mailing and physical address of 10012 Water Works Lane, Riverview, FL 33578. Just east of Interstate 75 and west of U.S. 301 on the south side, the 800-square-foot office has also some upgraded features thanks to helpful volunteers. Chamber President Ed Booth and a host of volunteers brought in their families to lift and carry things so movers would not be necessary, Doran said. Specialties were utilized, like Joe Eletto switching the handle on the refrigerator so it would open correctly in its new space and CTG Commercial Technical Group loaning the chamber a computer screen that continuously delivers a slide show of advertising of all the chambers businesses to put on the front desk in the lobby. Its a whole new look, said Doran. And the longer hallway gives us a good place to display all our awards and old photographs. (A large collection of South County landmarks in black-and-white line one whole side of the hall wall.) Thatcher, a retired medical doctor, said his father set a good example for him when he was a child in Ohio. He always taught me to support my community, Thatcher said in a telephone interview Oct. 10. As it turned out, the difference between 600-square-feet and 800 makes a big difference, Doran said. The chamber is growing fast, having taken in 224 new members so far this year, making a total of 551. (Membership was at 400 when last year ended but some people went out of business so the numbers dont show proper addition.) While there are varying rates for businesses, homeowners associations get a free membership and individual residents may join for $55 a year. We do that because we want to keep in close contact with residents of the community, Doran said. Since there is strength in numbers, if an HOA has a problem that is best approached by a government entityperhaps a County Commissionerbeing a part of a chamber brings in a myriad of people who may be able to help. At this time we only have 15 individual resident members, Doran said. I certainly would like to encourage residents to join and take part. She said many people do not know they can join the chamber if they are not in business and that it helps keep individual residents in the know. It also gives them a chance to meet people who have various services they may need at some time in the future. I would like to see the number of individuals join and take advantage of all the benefits, events and seminars we have, Doran said. Most of the monies earned at chamber events go to things that bring helpful knowledge to businesses, she added. Anyone who would like to find out more about the Riverview Chamber of Commerce may visit http://www.riverviewchamber. com/pages/Home/. Riverview Chamber given larger space as it continues to growPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSAbove, Debbie Kirkland and Sandy Rounds help Tanya Doran, Riverview Chamber of Commerces executive director, center, put away boxes of paperwork and files after their move to the new office at 10012 Water Works Lane. At right, Linda Grafton, administrative director of the Riverview Chamber for three years, sets up the reception area.

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10 OCTOBER 18, 2012 There is nothing more incongruous to me than it being 97 degrees in the shade in September and the stores are putting Christmas merchandise out for sale. Not just red and green things, but snowmen, deer and other up-North decorations that look totally out of place in Florida. It seems to get earlier every year. The pumpkins arent rotting yet and were already gearing up for Veterans Day. A most important and poignant day for all of us. Some of us will be a part of the Ruskin Veterans Parade, while others will attend a program at the Community Hall. As we did last year, the Chamber has offered to create the program for the Sun City Center event with proceeds from the advertisements to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year we raised over $700 and our goal this year is to double that. If you are interested in honoring our service men and women with an ad in the program, call us here at the Chamber and we will be happy to set that up for you. You will be making a world of difference to our wounded veterans arriving home from Iraq and Afghanistan. But Im getting ahead of myself! Before that we have one of the most enjoyable evenings of the whole year the Pall Bearers Ball at the Sun City Center Funeral By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce Home. Mike and Yvonne Langjhar turn the elegant service room and parking canopy into a ghoulish, droolish, haunting, taunting, house of horror! There will be an electric chair with real sparks! How about a torture rack? Of course there will be music, door prizes and awards for best costume, best couple, and more! Two years ago Husband and I won as Cleopatra and Pharaoh. The prize was priceless: a bottle of 7 Deadly Zins wine carefully laid to rest in a miniature solid wood coffin complete with velvet lining. It is proudly displayed on my bar at home and is a true conversation starter.You, me and business: Benefits for charity, vets and breast cancerTickets are $10 and all of it goes to local charity. So dust off that Scarlett OHara outfit and lets go to the ball, Melanie! (If I cant find the right dress, well I guess its just curtains!) I know. Groan. This Thursday, Palm Garden on Upper Creek drive is going pink. Wear your pink and join us for a fun time as we Make Strides Against Breast Cancer! Win something indulgent at the Silent Auction. Enjoy Pink cocktails, hear inspiring stories of survivors, and dine on heavy hors doeuvres. Its free to attend and open to everyone. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. On behalf of all of us survivors, (20 years December 9th!) I thank you for coming! And finally, please come by and welcome the newest member of our Chamber team, Office Man ager Dee Everett. She was se lected to replace Kristy Mahoney who is now sharing her many talents with the SCC United Meth odist Church. Dee has been a vol unteer for us for more than a year, so she is no stranger to how we operate, nor is she an unknown to the membership. Shes been an active member and ambassador for us for quite some time. We are thrilled to have her. (She doesnt like Christmas decorations in September either!)See the skeletons come out to playVillage of the Arts, one of the Gulf Coasts largest art communities, celebrates the 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos, Festival of the Skeletons, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Festival-goers can stroll through the luminaria-lit village of over 35 galleries and five restaurants while listening to the strains of Mexican music, and while viewing life-sized, artist-decorated skeletons and family shrines. Abundant local Mexican food will be on hand for those celebrating the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at the artist-decorated traditional Dia de los Muertos Community Shrine in the village park and Memory Wall to Loved Ones. The Village of the Arts is in Bradenton, four blocks south of Manatee Ave. between 9th. St. W. and 14th St. W. The festival is presented by the Artists Guild of Manatee, www.villageofthearts.com. For more information, go to villageoftheartspr@gmail.com or call (941) 746.4556. Celebrants at last years Dia de los Muertos cast a suspicious eye on the photographer.Driver Safety Program OfferedAARP offers Driver Safety refresher courses for drivers older than 50. Once the 6-hour course is completed, each participant receives a certificate to turn into their insurance company for a possible rate reduction on their automobile insurance. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Registration information is available at www.aarp.org/ driversafety and 1-888-227-7669. Veterans and family members can participate in the month of November at no cost. Apollo Beach Nov. 10 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Century, 21 6542 N U.S. Hwy 41 Suite 101 Registration: (813) 645-8481 Riverview Nov. 5 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. The Bridges Retirement Community, 11210 Bloomingdale Blvd Registration: (813) 653-7249 Sun City Nov. 2 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Kings Point 1904 Clubhouse Drive Registration: Encore Bank: (813) 634-8001 Nov. 19 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Sun City Center, 1653 N Pebble Beach Blvd. Registration: Encore Bank: (813) 634-8001 Brandon/ Seffner Nov. 1 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 120 Knights Ave. Registration: (813) 716-8180 Nov. 8 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Brandon, 121 Carver Ave. Registration: (813) 655-0990 Nov. 13 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Davis Park Senior Center, 612 Parsons Dr. Registration: (813) 653-7249 Nov. 19 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 4450 County Road 579 ,Seffner Registration: Chuch Office (813) 681-9115

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 THE CURRENT 11 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Dear Savvy Senior, I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now Im told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options? Suspicious Senior Dear Suspicious, If youre over age of 90, or live in a remote area you may still have the option of receiving your Social Security checks in the mail if you want. Otherwise, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch from paper benefit checks to direct deposit. Heres what you should know. Mandatory Direct Deposit The reason the U.S. Department of Treasury is phasing out paper Social Security checks and replac ing them with electronic delivery is because its cheaper, safer and more reliable. About 93 percent of federal benefit recipients already receive their payments via direct deposit. Switching most of the remaining 7 percent to paper less payments is expected to save Social Security around $600 mil lion over the next 10 years in postage, paper and printing costs. The switch will also eliminate the potential problem of checks that get lost in the mail or stolen. Therefore, anyone who is cur rently receiving their Social Security, SSI, veterans, railroad retirement or federal civil servant retirement benefits in the mail, will need to switch to direct deposit either into a bank account or credit union of their choice, or a Direct Express Debit MasterCard by March 1, 2013. The only exceptions are for elderly seniors born before March 1, 1923, mentally impaired people and recipients who live in remote rural areas. They will still have the option of receiving their government benefits via paper check if they wish. Debit Card Option If you dont want your government benefits direct deposited in your bank account, or if you dont have a bank account that your payments can be deposited into, youll need to get a Direct Express Debit MasterCard. This is a prepaid debit card that was introduced by the Treasury Department back in 2008. With a Direct Express Debit MasterCard your Social Security and/or other government benefits will automatically be deposited to your cards account on your payment day each month. Your card can then be used to get cash from ATMs, banks or credit unions tell ers, pay bills online and over the phone, make purchases at stores or locations that accept Debit MasterCard and get cash back when you make those purchases, and purchase money orders at the U.S. Post Office. The money you spend or withdraw is automatically deducted from your account. And you can check your balance any time by phone, online or at ATMs. Theres also no cost to sign up for the card, no monthly fees and no overdraft charges. There are, however, a few small fees for optional services you need to be aware of, like multiple ATM withdrawals. Currently, cardhold ers get one free ATM withdrawal per month, but additional monthly withdrawals cost 90 cents each not including a surcharge if you use a non-network ATM. Another important feature is security. Your card is PIN-protected, the money in your account is FDIC-insured, and if the card gets lost or stolen it will be replaced with consumer protections if its reported promptly. How to Switch To sign up for direct deposit into a bank or credit union, or to sign up for the Direct Express Debit MasterCard, call Go Direct at 800333-1795 or visit godirect.org. You also need to be aware that if you dont sign up for direct bank deposit or get a Direct Express card by the March 1, 2013 deadline, the government will automat ically issue you a Direct Express card and mail it to you, and your benefits will be deposited on your cards account thereafter. 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.Direct Deposit Options for Social Security Recipients THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Internationally acclaimed artist to speak at GFWC SCC Womans ClubGFWC SCC Womans Club will host one of Americas most prized living artists, P. Buckley Moss, at the Nov. 15 luncheon meeting. Her art, which empha sizes family values, is shown in more than 200 galleries worldwide. Pat is a person with a learn ing disability who has achieved great success and who has devoted much of her career to supporting charities that support children with learning disabili ties. Anyone who is interested in art and/or teaching academically challenged children is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a member; however, advance reservations are required. Pat Moss is dyslexic. As a child, one of her teachers determined that this little girl who was not proficient in anything was a gifted artist. As a result, her mother enrolled her in a school that nourished her artistic abilities. After graduat ing from high school, she received a scholarship to New Yorks Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She won her first one-person museum exhibition in 1967. It was a sellout. Her unique style and the warmth generated by her subject matter quickly won her widespread recognition. Like many people with learn ing challenges, Pat is highly perceptive and sensitive, with an uncanny ability to communicate through her art. In 1989, the P. Buckley Moss Museum opened in Waynesboro, VA. The museum attracts approximately 45,000 visitors a year. As visitors rediscover the traditional meanings of art, the Pat Moss story is told and illustrated over and over in the Museums main gallery. Having achieved success, Pat devotes much of her time to helping others. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Childrens Education is devoted to promoting the use of art in the classroom, especially as a means of teaching children with learning differences. Donations of her art have raised over four million dollars for worthy charities. Pat says, As a dyslexic, my art is paradoxically both my refuge and my means of communication. Very early in life, when I failed at everything else in school, my art became my solace. What talent I lacked academically was more than made up through my art; whereas some people succeed in spite of a disability. I believe I thrive because of mine. Now, with recognition and success, I reach out in my charitable endeavors to help others through my art, especially those with learning differences. The luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for $14. Reservations are required and the deadline is Nov. 9. Call Connie Williams at (813) 633-6395 or email sccconnie@yahoo.com. P. Buckley MossFind the stories that matter to you online atRIVERVIEWCURRENT.COM

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12 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 18, 2012Reddick Elementarys Terrific Kids for SeptemberTerrific stands for: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Influential, Friendly, Impeccable & Caring. Reddick Elementarys Terrific Kids for the month of September are: Damian RodriguezAquino, Joselyn Dircio-Estrada, Benjamin Sanchez, Crystal Jose-Gonzalez, Abigail Leon, Nancy Dircio Dorantes, Jesus Barrios, Evelyn Sanjuan, Eriberto Rendon, Jordan Cuello, Erik Checo, Hailey Quesada, Naela Davila-Malagon, Elvis Moreno, Nayeli Ramos, Brianna Florissant, Stephanie Torres, Alexis Garcia, Jonathan Cortes Santiago, William Jose, Layla Williams, Rene Gonzaga-Acosta, Jadalynn Armendariz, Rigo Villalon, Crystal Lopez, Kelniarys Perez Hernandez, Destiny Villanueva, Martin Cruz-Hernandez, Yazmin Angel-Santiago, Heather Rocha, Maria Puebla-Hernandez, Laura Bravo, Evelynn Rocha, Itzel Parada, Michelle Perez, Denise Obregon, Triston Spangler, Stephanie Calixtro, Amber Miller, Abigail Abrego. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 18 24Teen Night: Game Zone Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists: Halloween Art Project Creative Artists: Halloween Art Project Saint Anne Bingo celebrates two yearsSaint Anne Catholic Church recently celebrated its second anniversary of weekly Thursday Bingo. As part of the evenings activities, current Honorary Mayor of Ruskin Mary Ann Wilhelm, owner of Wilhelm Heating & Air Conditioning, acted as Mystery Guest Caller for the Early Bird games. Mary Ann said she had no idea it was so much fun and that so many players attended. Sandy Ottino, co-chair, credits the success of St. Anne Bingo to the members of the community who come back week after week and to the volunteers, most of whom are members of St. Anne Church and those who arent members of the parish say they volunteer just because its fun. The Very Reverend John McEvoy, Pastor of St. Anne Church, thanked the crowd for supporting the parish for the last two years. Father John commented: Give them cake and they will come, which brought the crowd to laughter. Everyone is welcome to play bingo every Thursday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Early Bird games begin at 6:30 p.m.; regular games start at 7 p.m.; refreshments are available. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin. Ruskin Honorary Mayor Mary Ann Wilhelm calls bingo as co-chair Sandy Ottino looks on.School Board approves employee raisesThe Hillsborough County School Board approved pay increases for teachers, administrative support staff, non-represented employees, and administrators. Instructional support employee raises were approved in September. The board vote came a day after teachers approved the negotiated contract and salary with a 98% favorable vote. The Hillsborough School Employees Federation (HSEF) proposal was passed with an even higher approval percent age. Eligible teachers, administra tive support staff, and administra tors will advance one pay level and all pay levels will increase by 1.5%. Eligible instructional support workers will advance two pay levels. The district will continue to pay the cost of fingerprint monitoring for approximately 20% of employees, and for the employeeonly health insurance premium designated by the board. In addition, committees will be formed to study salaries for nursing positions and bilingual aides, and the district will cover the full cost of uniforms for eligible employees. The negotiated settlement for teachers also includes $1,000 bonuses for National Board-certified teachers with 10 documented hours of mentoring or tutoring. Certain exceptional student educa tion teachers also will be eligible for $500 bonuses. 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, Oct. 18 VA Hospital visit 5:30 p.m. everyone welcome to go. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 22 Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Veterans Day Parade 5-7 p.m $7 a plate. Every Monday Treasure Hunt at 7 p.m. Dance lesson from 7-9 p.m. Every Tuesday Games in Lounge 1-5 kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m Bingo at 6 p.m.Sugar Plum tea party Nov. 4A special Sugar Plum Tea Party, hosted by the Brandon Ballet, will satisfy the young and the young at heart with a spread of delec table desserts, storytime tales, and appearances by characters from the well-beloved ballet. The party is 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Regent, at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Tickets are $20 for adults (13 and older) and $15 for children. For more information, call (813) 684-4282 or go online to www. brandonballet.org.AMERICAN LEGION Airman Air Force Airman Omar S. Romelus graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Romelus is the son of Omar Sailor Navy Seaman Logan D. Remus, son of Jacqueline A. and Steve D. Remus of Riverview, Fla., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Remus received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and air craft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confi dence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior at tributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical appli cation of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into ac count what it means to be a Sailor. Remus is a 2012 graduate of Riverview High School. Airman Air Force Reserve Airman Charles E. Boynton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Boynton is the son of Brenda Bush of Bloomingdale Villas Court, Brandon, and James Boynton of Lindburg Street, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School. Young of Brickside Court, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 13 present Live!BORINI THEATER$12 TICKETS AT THEBOX OFFICE Song-filled Re-creationsof their funniest Movie, Radio & TV routinesFridayNovember 9 at 7 pm Saturday November 10 at 1:30 and 7 pm&They were FUNNY then & theyre FUNNY now! Written & directed by ED BROWN | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 | www.doveinteriorscarpetone.comWe are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore The Universe is Speaking. Public meeting set to discuss Fishhawk Sports Complex ExpansionHillsborough County will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to receive public comment and discuss an alterna tive plan to expand the FishHawk Sports Complex. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Rd. in Lithia. The budget for Fishhawk Sports Complex Expansion is approximately $2.8 million and is funded through Parks Impact Fees. The proposed project will accom modate expansion of soccer and football programs with up to five additional fields, and it will support infrastructure, such as utili ties, parking, storm water reten tion, and ancillary buildings. For more information on the meeting, contact Steve Valdez, Citizen Services, (813) 6355400.Shell Point Marina presents Fall Festival 2012Shell Point Marina is pleased to announce their family-friendly, action packed Fall Festival and Boat Show 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 27. Admission is free! There will be seminars and entertainers including Larry Malinowski, the Grouper King of Tampa Bay; Taylor Eve, vocal ist, winner of the American Idol Dream Ticket; Larry Ludwick, DJ and Karaoke Star and more. Enjoy some BBQ, face painting, popcorn, ice cream social, costume contests or get a free Coast Guard boat safety inspection Exhibitors on site will be West Marine, South Shore Bait and Tackle, U.S. Coast Guard Auxil iary, Sanchez Brothers Showroom Fresh Detailing, M&D Upholstery There is also the opportunity for individuals to sell their boats, on trailer or in the water. All thats needed is a For Sale sign. For more information email newshellpoint@verizon.net or visit ShellPointMarina.com. The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Chefs Special by Moose Legion Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, Oct. 20 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Oct. 26 7-11 p.m. Nickel and Dime Saturday, Oct. 27 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Hillsborough County Fair is ready to showcase young and oldHillsborough County Fair opened yesterday and volunteers are gearing up for a fun-filled five days of tail-swishing and wing-flapping fun. With livestock shows each day, there will be sheep-jumping, cow-clipping and rabbit costume contests. Youth compete for showmanship awards as they lead their animals around the ring. For the 4H or FFA students who have raised a pig, it is not always easy to part with the pet at the annual Swine Auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. For all ages there is the traditional Family Living Arts and Crafts tent where entrants vie for blue ribbons in art, photography, baking, needle point, quilting and more. Kids enter the Just For Kids department. All entries will be on display in an old-fashioned county-fair kind of way! From Recycled Yard Art Competition to Hay Bale Decorating there will be creative sights to see and to taste. There is a Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Oct. 21, and the Cattlewomen will have a booth offering a beef dish while the 4H Foundation holds a Bar-b-que dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be plenty of traditional fair food along with the Brandon Shriners grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs. The arena bleachers offer plenty of seating for daily shows and demonstrations by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Mounted Posse and the Bay Area Bandits Mounted Shooting Club with a 4H Horse Show on Sunday. The Ranch Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights has ranch hands compete for cash prizes as they team up in events like Wild Cow Milking, Bronc Riding, Mutton Busting and more. Fair gets Blue Ribbon StatusThe Florida Federation of Fairs has announced the Hillsborough County Fair as a Blue Ribbon Fair for 2011-12. The Florida Federation of Fairs recognizes and awards the top fairs in the state that excel after a rigorous evaluation process. This Blue Ribbon Fair Improvement Program is designed to highlight improvements the Fairs have made, award excellence in different programs, and promote the exchange of information and knowledge between Fairs. The fairground is located east of Brandon at Hwy. 60 and SydneyWasher Rd. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and children 5 years and under are free; parking is free. Those who buy a Rodeo Ticket in advance have free gate admission on Friday or Saturday with the ticket. Daily specials and promotions are posted on the fair website at www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com. For more information, call (813) 737-3247. 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)

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14 OCTOBER 18, 2012 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFree Lunch and Informative Seminaron the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. Considering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED (813) 401-1159First time attendees only pleaseMeet representatives:Gene Dyrek & Toni DyrekFree Lunch & Information SeminarThe Sandpiper Grille & Bunkers Sun City Center Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $30................before noon$25...................after noon$20...................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/30/12Visit 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 Fall Savings ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 10/27/12 ground flying a radio-controlled airplane is difficult, at best, if you cant see the plane. And this was no ordinary radio controlled airplane. It has its own on-board telemetry and had just been clocked at over 230 miles per hour not bad for a model airplane with a wingspan of less than six feet built from a kit. The jet, owned by Rob Lynch of House of Power Hobbies near Ft. Lauderdale, did some lazy barrel rolls amongst an assortment of other flying craft, from model Cessnas to vintage World War II bombers, before turning and shooting straight into the heavens, ascending until it was merely a dot in the sky. The jet turned again, this time heading straight towards earth bearing off at the last moment to fly upside down, just a few feet over the 350-foot runway. The engines were still screaming. Lynch and his jet, valued at $6,000, were at the Triple Creek RC Model Aircraft Club in Riverview for WattFest, a gathering of electric powered, radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts. It has only been in the past several years that such feats were even possible. The first model airplanes appeared shortly after the Wright Brothers took flight at Kitty Hawk. Over the decades, the models have been powered by imagination, by rubber bands and by tiny, finicky gas engines with strings attached to a wing to allow the pilot to control the flight. According to Steve Stiuga of the Triple Creek RC Club, it has only been in the past five years that battery and radio technology has allowed for such incredible expansion in the hobby. With space provided by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department on land that was not suitable for reclamation to a nature preserve, Triple Creek RC Club members have invested tens of thousands of dollars to build a world-class radio-controlled airpark, complete with a 350 asphalt foot runway, charging stations, covered sitting and work areas, and even an onsite kitchen. For WattFest and other annual events that primarily serve as fundraisers for the club, they had ample space for visitors to park their RVs and to sell and swap their gear, along with having concessions and dining opportunities during the festival. We fly everything from foam aircraft to crafts that are hand-laid composites, Stuiga said of the more than 100 members of the club. Among those craft are single engine models of private planes, multi-engine models of passenger aircraft, and a number of models of vintage military craft. Even the Starship Enterprise could be seen in the parking area for the model planes. We have a plane we can drop parachutes out of, Stuiga continued. Membership in the American Modeling Association, which provides insurance, is required for club membership. Beyond that and modest club dues, it is an interest in flying in a beautiful and well-maintained setting that is a huge draw for the members of the club. It is the next best thing to actually being in the captains seat. You are looking at $300 to $400 for a nice plane and a nice radio that is worth flying, Stiuga said. Hobby Town in Brandon has a lot of them. But some of these people [here for the festival] have radios and planes that cost thousands. Learning to fly is easy enough. Not only are there computer simulators for training, all club members are able to help train and certify new members. Radio controllers that allow an instructor to take over the control of an airborne plane should a beginning pilot encounter trouble are on hand. On October 27, the club will host the RC Helicopter Fly-In, with the field opening on Oct. 26 Screaming through the sky See RC PLANES on next page INK ON PINK

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 15 4016 Sun City C ent er B oule var d | Sun Cit y C enter. FL 33573 | 813-634-3301 | www.So uthBa yHospital.com UPCOMING SEMINARS Each seminar r equir es a separat e R SVP and will be hel d a t the Unit ed Metho dis t Chur ch, 1210 Del W ebb Blvd We st, S un City Center FL ( Nex t to S outh Ba y Hospital)R efr eshments will be served RSVP by cal ling our Co nsultA-Nurse Heal th Information a nd Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595Car e of A ging AthletesPresented by Dr. Steven Page, Orthopedic SurgeonL ear n how agi ng a thletes can prevent injur y and car e for sports r elat ed ailments.W ednesday, Octo ber 24 th 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Trea tmen ts f or Knee Arth ritisPresented b y Dr Ro ber t Maddalo n, Ort hopedic Sur geon I f yo u ar e suer ing fro m kn ee pain co me l earn i f k nee arthri tis is th e cause and nd ou t what y ou ca n do about i t. A light lunch will be served RSVPs ar e r equired. Tu esday Oct obe r 3 0th 1: 00 p .m.2:00 p.m. RC planes%  This radio-controlled model jet, flown upside down over the runway at Triple Creek RC Model Aircraft Club in Riverview, reached speeds of 230 miles per hour. The jet was part of WattFest at the club, a festival of all electric propelled model aircraft.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSfor practice and set up. As if to give a preview of the event, one club member brought his electricpowered helicopter to WattFest. Using his radio controller, the pilot lifted the craft from the taxiway to the runway after waiting for traffic to land. Gently the helicopter rose into the air and then zoomed off into the sky, reaching speeds of 140 miles per hour. That model helicopter, not to mention the jet, could fly faster than some real aircraft. If only the Wright Brothers could see us now. For information about the Triple Creek RC Club, visit www. triplecreekrc.com.This model of a vintage bi-plane has an embedded sound module that will mimic the noise created by the radial engine of its full-sized sibling.

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18 OCTOBER 18, 2012 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 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.-C.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. 184:00 p.m. Sun City Center County Extension Office identifies and advises on native and invasive plants%  penny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY Many Floridians have lost flowers and shrubs because of the unusually cold winters these past few years and have been seeking plants that will come back year after year despite dropping temperatures. The colder winters, plus the state and countys emphasis on using native plants to save water and help the environment, have many seeking to put in what grows wild. With wildflowers flourishing this fall from an unusually wet summer, it is a good time to decide just whats native and whats not and put plants in the ground that will come back up in early spring even if they appear to die for a few months. Remember that it is against the law to remove plants from the roadside, in parks or wetland and conservation areas, said Lynn Barber, an extension agent with Florida Friendly Landscaping at the Hillsborough County Extension Office. But it is not illegal to transplant wildflowers from wooded areas in your yard or other private areas if permitted by the landowners. Usually only a small portion of a native plant will root quickly and grow to a desirable size. Careful thought must go into any planting to be sure you arent creating a problem, Barber said. If you are planting a plant given to you by someone else or have a plant in your landscape you dont know, the first thing to do is identify the plant. It could be invasive or poisonous. If you need help in identifying the plant, you can email a digital photo to the Extension Office staff or bring in a photo or the plant. Use gloves when handling plants you cant identify, Barber said. Some of the things many call weeds actually make a nice addition to yards and gardens and because theyre natural to the environment, grow well and come up every year. Some of the most prevalent are shown in photographs accompanying this news story and explanations of what they are and which ones are dangerous and why Caesar weed Creeping hemp Lantana Primrose willow Perennial peanut grass See NATIVE, INVASIVE PLANTS, page 19

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Killian, whose home is on Cherry Hills Drive, said he also has some concerns about proposed parking expansion around the Atrium complex. If you dont help when you see a need, he summed up, you always may wonder if you could have made a difference. Neil Rothfeld, a corporate financial officer in his former life, was appointed to the CA board several years ago and has been its treasurer, riding herd on the myriad fiscal details that confront a board managing facilities valued in the multiple millions of dollars, ensuring the numerous financial reports of a tax-exempt volunteer organization are competently compiled and timely filed, working cooperatively with the resident community manager and her staff. He has not been, however, a voting director. Now, he wants to be. With me, he pointed out, there is no learning curve; Im current on all the board issues. In addition to his extensive accounting and budgeting knowledge, along with expertise in keeping a not-for-profit organization compliant with state and federal laws, Rothfeld indicated he believes he can bring a forward looking focus to the board. He wants in his first term to see the SCC community prepare for the future, the former Bellmore, N.Y., resident said. Part of that preparation is related to improving some appearances in SCC and part pertains to new enhancements, he indicated. With their recent survey responses, he added, residents have told us what they would like. They also made it clear they are willing to go forward with specific alterations and additions that require capital investment such as an upgraded theater, another library, a campus caf, he suggested. And, it is in meeting the challenges inherent in attaining such objectives, he indicated, that his skills are especially applicable. Each of the four candidates said they would do some campaigning to acquaint CA members with their capabilities and each is expected to take part in a Candidates Night scheduled for November 14 in Community Hall. Balloting is set for December 4 and 5. The top three vote getters will be seated at the CA table in early January, beginning threeyear terms.Copyright 2012 Melody Jamesonpepper. Shown here with tiny greenish-yellow seeds, these seeds will soon become bright red berries. The Brazilian pepper is dangerous because it is not native to the area and soaks up soil nutrients and water from everything around it. Caesar weed is also invasive and very aggressive, especially if found in saturated soil near streams and retention ponds. It invades pastures and crops but is not actively sought for elimination like the Brazilian pepper because it is native to the area. Creeping hemp vines have pretty white-lacey flowers on the tops and are used to make clothing but shouldnt be cultivated or transplanted because they are very aggressive and will take over large areas, especially if theyre near water or in soggy ground. Some wildflowers, however, are seen as weeds even though they can be quite appealing and useful for decoration. Yellow-flowering peanut grass was spotted around the wooded area but is also sold as groundcover in some garden centers. Barber said peanut grass makes a good alternative to many types of grasses that require watering and spreads easily across an area when planted. Birds and wind also spread its seeds and they usually root where they fall, she added. Lantanas short orange flowers are attractive to look at but dangerous to wildlife because their seeds are poisonous. I dont think pets would eat it, but still, you have to be careful around Lantana, Barber said. Another very attractive wildflower is the yellow primrose willow, which looks like a tiny rose growing on some branches of a bush that grows to be five or six feet tall. There are 30 different species of this plant and although they are good for attracting butterflies, they are not recommended for yards because they are invasive. Some kinds of wild flowers which may also be classified as weeds were photographed and identified as both native and useable. Hairy beggar tick looks like miniature daisies and sprouts up everywhere, especially in areas that have been disturbed by development or digging. It is extremely easy to remove by the roots and will flourish in areas where nothing else seems to grow. Match heads are small and purple and form a mat of groundcover that can easily be used in a yard. Tassel flowers (also called Cupids shaving brush) are tiny purple flowers with long clean stems growing on short bushes. These grow well, especially in moist areas, like along a pond or drainage ditch. Peanut grass, hairy beggar ticks, match heads and tassel flowers can all be mowed down and will come right back up again like grass. If unsure of any plant, the countys extension office said its staff is always glad to help. Home gardeners may bring in a sample or a photograph to 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner or call the Master Gardner line at (813) 744-5519 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information about the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program and how it helps reduce environmental impacts from landscaping by properly applying water, fertilizer and pesticides, creating wildlife habitats, preventing erosion, recycling yard waste and employing other practices based on the University of Florida research, visit http:// hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu/ LawnAndGarden.html.Native and invasive plants why they were supplied readily by Barber Oct. 5. Walking through a wooded area of Riverview there were many wild flowering plants in vibrant colors that were apparently growing wild along with saw grass, palmetto brush and vines. One that is invasive that community-minded volunteers spend countless hours a year trying to eradicate is the Brazilian Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) Americas Americas ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 10/31/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 10/31/12 $2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! 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20 OCTOBER 18, 2012 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Get a MICHELIN Tire that Stops Shorter1and Get a $70 Visa Reward Card via Mail-In Rebate2Master Certified Technicians Oer Valid Oct. 8 31, 2012 FALLVOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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.PeteyPetey is a stunning gray with wide tiger stripes. He is just the friendliest kitten you could ever want. With gray-green eyes and striking markings, a real show cat. When I picked him up he just did not want to leave my arms. Guess he wanted to come home with me. Stop in to C.A.R.E see Petey and give him a forever home. He is current on his shots, and as part of his adoption has been micro chipped and neutered. DOB: March 5, 2012. Microchip# 074-848-018. JessieJessie is a super cute Hound mix puppy who was found abandoned near our shelter. He gives big hugs and wiggles when his caregivers socialize with him. He has recent ly discovered that the doggy pool is great for splashing around in on these hot humid days. Jessie is a lot of fun and has a terrific per sonality. As part of his adoption Jessie will be neutered, micro chipped and brought up to date on his shots. DOB: April 2, 2012. Marine Corps League hosts ConferenceThe Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the Department of Florida 2012 Fall Conference, Oct. 18 thru 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Dr. in Riverview. This three-day event will bring together Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary members from the 53 detachments located throughout the state for a combination of instructional classes, business meetings and social gatherings. The guest speaker for the banquet to be held on Saturday evening will be Marine Colonel Stephen G. Nitschke from USSOCOM MacDill AFB, Tampa .A new look at BrazilThe International Forum will host the first program of 2012-2013 program year in the Florida Room of the Atrium building off North Pebble Beach Blvd. on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. This program is open to all residents and friends of Sun City Center and Kings Point. Dr. Scott Ickes of the University of South Florida will be the featured speaker and will focus on the Emergence of Brazil from Dictatorship to the Present. Forum members Sandy Miller and Mary Prouty will also briefly share some of their recent experiences visiting five different parts of Brazil over a three-week period with the Sarasota chapter of the International Friendship Force.Meet the ArtistsThe opening reception for artists Anne Walker and Cory Wright is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Anne Walker is a painter from Sun City Center working primarily in acrylics. Cory Wright is a painter from Apollo Beach who works in acrylics, oils and pastels. Meet the artists in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Free to the public. For more information, call (813) 273-3652. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday Jam Session p.m. 5ish, No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spa ghetti in Town $7 per person, 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. 29 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person, Menu: Sweet & Sour Pork with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013. Contact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin, telephone (813) 645-2089. 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?

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 21 Terrific Kids at Summerfield Crossings have lots to smile aboutTerrific Kids for September 2012 at Summerfield Crossings Elementary School are: Aaliyah Pitts, Alex Mcleod, Amber Cagle, Amber Grande, Arabella Bardash, Arianna Kellam, Ashley Wingate, Brianna Lattimore, Bryan Lora, Cameron Masterson, Daryah Doby, Destynee Brown, Devin Reed, Erika Wilson, Jonathan Flint, Evelyn Saba, Gianna Castellano, Giovanni Talavera, Grace Thielke, Isabella Macchione, Israel Tovar, James Nguyen, Jensella Morris, Jesse Myers, Anita Sriwaree, Jessica Carradero, Jibril Sookoo, Justin Liburd, Konner Wetterstrom, Lissette Mendoza, Madisynn Njegovan, Mariela Hernandez, Michaela Malinowsky, Michelle Williams, Mikayla Begnini, Mikayla Dental, Nia Thomas, Nina Jaramillo, Preston Woehlke, Quaashie Kellam, Reagan Hall, Ryan Dunne, Samatha Lutz, Sebastian Medor, Sophia Mendez, Tamia Whitaker, Tayler Wetterstrom, Trinity McDowell, and Yasmin Gutierrez.Responsible Character Education Winners at Collins Elementary School The following students know the meaning of responsible: Serina Adams, Tatiana Avila, Brianna Beals, Jacob Beams, Kaitlyn Bron, Madalin Bruce, Emily Carter, Tony Cato, Rocio Cordan, Cole Coursen, Jonah Cucalon, Madison Cunningham, Damani Daniels-Istipleler, Julianna Dargie, Austin Dixon, Isabella Duran, Jasmine Elliott, Bradley Galvin, Thalia Gonzalez, Austin Jones, William Leasure, Aleyna Loughran-Pierce, Ethan Lyons, Dominic Meler, Brianna Moore, Ryleigh Murphy, Lauren ODonnell, Robert ODonnell, Ethan Oliva, Cody Oneal, Justin Paulino, JoAnn Pe, Reese Peterson, Jalyn Pierce, Ashley Pink, Serna Pope, Patricio Pucciarelli, Jordan Reed, Mariana Rios, Bianca Rivera, Braxton Cole Rodrique, Daniel Rojas, Greyson Ross, Connar Satterfield, Colby Shrader, Garrett Simmons, Rachel Smith, Madalyn Stevens, Sydnee Tarlton, Bryan Trinidad, Taje Vannostrand, and Jessica Wilson. This program is sponsored by Mimis Caf, Sweetbay, Ruby Tuesdays, and Caspers McDonalds. The longtime executive director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association received the annual Childrens Champion Award Friday from the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. The winner, Barbara Mainster, is in her 25th year leading RCMA, which operates 71 child care centers and three charter schools for Floridas rural low-income fami lies in 21 counties. You have been the voice for many years to the Legislature, asking for quality programs and adequate funding for programs, the statewide association wrote in notifying Mainster of her award. You have been the voice of the English language learners and chil dren with special needs. Through your hard work, both populations Barbara Mainster Ribbon-cutting for The Original Leenas Chocolates in RiverviewOn Monday, Oct. 3, The Original Leenas Chocolates hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their one-year anniversary at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. Anthony and Leena Calguire have been in the chocolate business for 13 years and in Riverview for four of those years. They wish to extend their gratitude to the community; without whose support they would not be here. The Calguires are constantly giving back to their community and for details of their latest give-back, visit www.facebook.com/10000Apples. For more information, contact them at (813) 643-8500 or visit their website www.originalleenaschocolates.com/PHOTO COURTESY OF HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHY.have benefitted. In the Tampa Bay area, RCMA operates 20 child care centers, two charter schools and several afterschool programs, serving some 1,800 children. The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest organization for early childhood professionals in Florida, with 3,500 members. Mainster received her award at the groups annual Childrens Rally Luncheon, held for more than 200 members in Orlando.RCMAs Mainster named Childrens ChampionU.S. Tennis Association League adult mixed doubles tennis teams from Sarasota/Manatee (Bradenton), Duval (Jacksonville) and Hillsborough (Tampa) counties advanced to the USTA League Mixed National Championships over the weekend as the USTA Florida Sectionals Adult Mixed 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 Championships were held Oct. 12-14, 2012, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Jacksonville successfully defended their 6.0 division Florida Section title from 2011, advancing to USTA League Nationals for a second consecutive year. In addition to capturing division championships, Jacksonville and another Sarasota/ Manatee counties team (Sarasota, in addition to Bradenton) also finished second in a division. NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) divisions of play over the weekend were 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 teams, with combined player rat ings of no more than a 1.0 differen tial between the partners (example: a 6.0 team could be two 3.0-rated players, or a 2.5 and a 3.5). Team matches over the weekend consist ed of three mixed doubles matches per round. Teams advanced from round robin flight play to qualify for the semifinals to the final, or in smaller divisions round robin play directly to the finals. Local division champions over the weekend were: 8.0 Division Champion: Hills-USTA Adult League Mixed Florida Sectionals held last weekendborough County (Hampton Park, Tampa) Final Result: Hillsborough d. Sarasota/Manatee counties (Longwood Athletic Club, Sarasota) 3-0 Team Roster: Michael Bedosky (captain), Richard Helme, Anne Chasteen, Jeanne Matthews, Maki Smith, Justin Li, Jayne Bedosky, Bridget Bishop, Miriam Haga, Mary Marshall, Tu Phan, Jonathan Collazo, Rogerio Montebelo Bigio, Nicole Mezrah, Bjorn Kerr Semifinal Results: Hillsborough d. Marion County 2-1, Sarasota/ Manatee d. South Miami-Dade 2-1 The 2012 USTA League 6.0, 8.0 & 10.0 Mixed National Championships will take place Nov. 16-18, 2012 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz. USTA League provides competitive matches for thousands of tennis players nationwide. It also gives players the opportunity to experience team camaraderie, improve their tennis skills, meet and compete against new players and participate in competition beyond local league play. There were more than 806,000 participants in USTA League in 2011 within the adult, senior and mixed doubles divisions and the section league programs. The program, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year, is the worlds largest recreational tennis league. Back From the Grave CakeMakes about 12 servings 2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cups sweetened applesauce Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare 3D Skeleton Casket pan with vegetable pan spray. baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light 1-1/4 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium apple) 1 can (16 ounces) White Decorator Icing and vanilla; mix well. Alternately to butter mixture. Spread about 1/2 of cake batter so that it reaches the Sprinkle diced apples evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter, smoothing out the top. Bake 58 to 62 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on cooling grid. Decorate cooled cake with tip 5 and decorator icing.

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22 OCTOBER 18, 2012 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS10/23/2012, 10 am 10/24/2012, 10 am 10/30/2012, 10 am 10/31/2012, 10 am 11/6/2012, 10 am 11/7/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 SCC Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 HelloSAVINGSA UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solution *You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party. Over 534,000 physicians and 5,500 hospitals as of June 15, 2012 The benet information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benets. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. If you prefer, you can contact UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions directly for more information or to enroll at 1-800-850-8197, TTY 711, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Or visit our website at www. AARPMedicareComplete.com. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 813532-3137, TTY 711. The AARP MedicareComplete plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its afliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its afliates are not insurers. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll. AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specic product recommendations for individuals. AARP does not employ or endorse agents, producers or brokers.Y0066_120907_122717_FINAL_999FDB90 CMS Accepted SPRJ7992Call me to RSVP for a meeting, schedule a home visit or enroll today. Linda Guerriere 813-532-3137, TTY 711www.MyUHCagent.com/linda.guerriereContracted, independent licensed agent authorized to offer products within the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions portfolio. UnitedHealthcare is here for you. With $0 Medicare Advantage plan premiums*, you dont pay any more than you do for Original Medicare you just get a whole lot more. Join me in your neighborhood to learn more about Medicare Advantage and Part D choices, including AARP MedicareComplete plans, insured through UnitedHealthcare. A hundred miles of red tide algae bloom is lurking on the coast of Sarasota Bay. I hope the winds do not blow it our way. Red tide occurs when a simple ocean algae plant becomes colonies and grows out of control turning the water a red color. It takes up oxygen from the water and kills fish. People often start coughing and have respiratory conditions when red tide occurs. A large eye as big as a ball has washed ashore at Pompano Beach on our East Coast. This story, with todays electronics, has gone viral. One story related the eye was from a giant squid, others a whale, a tuna, or maybe a shark. It was on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission determined the eye was from a swordfish. Electronics play a major part in todays fishing world. Some even watch a Fishing Show on their boat, while they are fishing. Those with all of the new gadgets can keep up with the weather, have a fish finder, a depth chart, and all of the buttons and bows to make a comfortable day. Many are on the market, it only depends on how much money you want to invest to get all of the wonders of the fishing world. I heard from one freshwater angler this week who wanted me to mention that the Suwannee River has over 200 miles of freshwater fishing. Speckled trout are on the run. Anglers are chasing them all over Tampa Bay with catches of 26 inches. Legal not less than 15 in. more than 20 in except one can be over 20 in. per person. We are in the southwest division, with four per day. With our warm weather still beaming in October, we have many species of fish in all waterways. Because of the warm waters, Cobia are still traveling free and have not gone into warmer waters. Those catching a Cobia this week tell me that it took them 45 minutes to land the fish and if you fish for this game fish, you better have muscle, because they do give you a work out. This fish is edible. Flounder catches have been plentiful this week. This is a flat fish with one eye, a fish that has lean white meat. They are a problem to fillet, but are well worth it as they can be cooked in many ways, even stuffed with crab meat. Some anglers put a nail at the tip of this fish to hold him on the cutting board to make filleting easier. I have seen many kayaks in the river, some with space for one and others with two or more spaces. One person told me that he takes his kayak to work each day on his truck and on the way home, weather permitting, he fishes until dark usually catching his dinner. Kayaks dont use gas. Once you buy it, that is the end of the expense. You can launch it by yourself and the upkeep is simple. You can fish in spots that boats cannot go. It is a great way to fish. Try it, and you will never buy a fishing boat again. A group leaving Williams Park for night fishing told me they have a contest going. It is the one who does not catch a fish who buys breakfast, instead of the one who catches the most fish. This is the time of the year that our waterways are teeming with all species of fish. Just go out and drop a line, you will get some type of fish every time. *Always fish together, watch the weather, fish at home and dont roam.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Red tide is active to our southCorr Elementary announces their Terrific Kids Respect was the character trait recognized in the following students: Pre-K Oscar Alvaredo Martino, Madison Carrico; K Valerie Jaimes, Jaicee Cheadle, Zarius Lemons, Dominic Guzman, Layla Whaley, Kendal Gray, Gabriella Blackmon, Kaleb Peyton, Saul Santos-Sanchez ; 1st Genesis Barahona, Aliana Santana, Angelise Rosello, Dominic Maldonado, Jennifer Robinson, Douglas Suzukovich, Nancy Chen, Hayden Jordan; 2nd Kennedy Reed, Jesus Rodriguez, Lucas Duenas, Aaliyah Joiner, Joshua Nesmith, Christopher Wilson, Carlos Guzman, Emmalee Mikulis; 3rd Mariana Rodriguez-Alarcon, Matthew Galeano, Kylie Peyton, Beyonce Plaisir, Katelyn Walden, Tierra Pryor, Yesenia Florez; 4th David Muniz, Julian Rodriguez, Ava Furby, Kimberly Lozano, Giselle Valdez Ramirez, Olivia Dejesus, Jocelyn Medina, Donovan Dubuisson; 5th Morgan Brady, Jayla Murray, Kylah Thomas, Joshua Sanchez, Olga Benitez, Kimberly Lozano. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 43511205 1st St. S.W. Monday Night ..................... Bingo Tuesday Night ..................... Bar Cards Friday Night ....................... FYN (Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night, Oct. 20 ..... 1 p.m. Meat Raffle 2 p.m. Motorcycle Races 5 p.m. Mexican Dinner 6:30 p.m. Live Entertainment Sunday ................................. 2-6 p.m. Free hot dogs during football

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 23 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2 All pricing does not include sales tax Homestyle Early Bird SpecialsTHURS., FRI. & SAT. 4 6 p.m. Ground Sirloin Filet with Mushroom Au Jus........................$11953-Piece Fried Chicken Dinner..........$995Pasta Pomadora with Chicken.....$1295Fried Fish with Hushpuppies...........$995Liver & Onions.................................$995Pork Chop Marsala.......................$1295All served with Rice or Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable. Includes Salad and Dessert. EXCLUSIVE Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs Thursday, Oct. 18 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman Thursday, Oct. 18 2 to 3:30 p.m. Based on a tragic and iconic event, Hoffmans novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in desperate days. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. No Fuss Foods: Hello Veggies! Friday, Oct. 19 11 a.m. to noon; Monday, Oct. 22 6 to 7 p.m. Learn how to cook vegetables to maximize their flavor with Rowena Sjovall in this fun cooking demonstration. Free samples! Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Internet: Viruses, Spyware, Phishing Scams and More! Tuesday, Oct. 23 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding Ruskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. SummerTech! Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are Mystery Map Event returns The 15th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is Saturday, Oct.20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.in Wimauma. Hikers & Horseback riders (BYOH) will enjoy the Country Fair themed activities trail. A $25 donation for those entering the event includes lunch. Other attendees are welcome to enjoy the food, music, booths and raffles. There will also be prizes for hikers or riders who match Mystery time. Proceeds benefit the park. For more info, call (813) 677-9291 or (813) 634-8716. Special needs office: (813) 671-5005.SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/so/Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challengedcommon scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20 Star Party* Tuesday, Oct. 23 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of astronomy and stargazing. Astronomy enthuisiast, Craig MacDougal, will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets and moons. Immediately following will be an outside viewing of the night sky through telescopes as we search for these celestial wonders. eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Oct. 24 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a Library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Oct. 24 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. English Conversation Class Wednesday, Oct. 24 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 24 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! *Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library recommended. FallTech. eBooks And eReaders: An Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.Military Ball Nov. 10 in Sun City CenterSaturday, Nov. 10 the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), will host a Formal Military Ball, starting with a social hour at 5 p.m., at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Attendance is open to all (prior military service is not a requirement). The Ball will feature a Patriotic Program, hors deoeuvres before a served dinner, entertainment, and dancing. Dining and dancing configuration and the Community Hall will be limited to 40 tables of eight. For mal dress is encouraged (military, black tie, dark business suit) wearing military decorations is also encouraged. Dinner, featuring combined entre of chicken and filet medallions, will be served by Banquet Masters. Music and dancing provided by Bob Boyd and the 42nd Street Orchestra. This is a BYOB event; however, wine for toasting will be provided. Cost is $50 per person. Check should be made payable to MOWW. To confirm if there is seating available call Frank Zahrobsky at 6429820 or Paul Wheat at 634-7777.

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24 OCTOBER 18, 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 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Faith has nothing to fear from thinking. Albert Schweitzer Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in the Observer News, SCC Observer and the Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to sales representative Area Obituaries In Memoriums Beverly E. HavensBeverly E. Becky Havens, 78, of Sun City Center passed away Oct. 11, 2012. She was born in Lackawanna, NY to Wilmer and Mertie Havens. She retired from Delevan Electronics as a quality control inspector and was a volunteer at South Bay Hospital for 10 years, U2 volunteer, friends of the Hospital, and member of the Red Hatters. Survivors include three brothers, Donald, Wendell and Kenneth Havens, and her sister, Bea Wassel. Donations in her name may be made to Sun City Center Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33570. Private Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL. Susie Dell 4/26/50 10/9/12Susie Dell, a resident of central Florida since 1954, quietly went from the presence of her friends and family into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Susie became a follower of Jesus in her living room, along with her mom, Ms. Edna, in February, 2000. Susie and her mom were faithful members of Southside Baptist Church as long as their health allowed and then, while confined at home or in assisted living, they continued in sweet fellowship with their Savior. She leaves behind a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles.Mary Givens HankinsonMary Givens Hankinson, 95, of Apollo Beach, FL, passed away Oct. 13, 2012 at Cypress Creek Assisted Living Facility. She was born in Augusta, GA, and was a graduate of Furman University. She was an elementary school teacher for Pinellas County School System for 20 years and later retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 10 years of service. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Wade Hankinson, Sr., and her daughter-in-law Linda Hankinson. Survivors include three sons, Wade Owen Hankinson, Jr. of Bradenton, FL, Lloyd Edgar (Ann) Hankinson of Sarasota, FL, and Barry Stephen (Jamie) Hankinson of Apollo Beach FL; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church, 9608 U.S. Hwy. 301 N, Parrish FL. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Parrish. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. In MemoriamIt is hard to believe that three years ago we lost a young man who brought so much happiness to this world. Jessie aka VITO Driggers ... just thinking about you brings many smiles. You may have left our sight, but you are in our thoughts daily and your light shines bright. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping and we have you in our Hearts!! ... Always and Forever we LOVE and MISS you more than words can ever explain. Thank you for being YOU! Sending you BIG HUGS, Mom, Dad, Courtney, Ninny, Donny, Mandy Daegan & Dawson Donna Medeck GokhaleMay 1, 1930 June 3, 2012 Julian Madhu Gokhale Oct. 11, 1930 Sept. 18, 2012Donna Medeck Gokhale worked as a budget analyst for the United States Navy in the aircraft carrier project management office in the Bureau of Ships from 1948 to 1985. She received a business degree from George Washington University. Julian Madhu Gokhale was a personnel specialist with the Department of Agriculture prior to becoming Chief of Employment in the Office of Economic Opportunity, which encompassed Head Start, the Job Corps and VISTA. He received an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Donna and Julian were fans of jazz, favoring progressive, improvisational styles. They were collectors of old vinyl LPs of the classic swing bands (Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey). While living many years in Washington DC near Dupont Circle, they haunted the book stores of the area to supplement their book and CD collections and ate with friends frequently in the multiple restaurants in the area. Snowbirds for many years, they moved permanently to Sun City Center, FL in 2005 where they took an active role in their condo developments owners association. Donna and Julian were married for 46 years. She died on their anniversary day this year from the effects of a brain tumor; Julian grieved deeply for her and died four months later suffering from multiple myeloma. Julian has one sister, Adrienne G. Cannon of Alexandria, VA. Donna and Julian will be interred together in Mansion Memorial Park cemetery in Ellenton, FL after a memorial service January 13 at the Sun City Center Clubhouse. Contributions may be sent to George Washington University and University of Pennsylvania. Albert K. Hendricks10/12/1938 4/13/2012You left us so suddenly that we never had a chance to say goodbye. We will remember you for all of the wonderful things you did for us, and others. You were modest and a hard worker. Rest in Peace with your mother and father, and sister, and last but not least, have a long talk with your son, Michael. And we have just three months to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Until we meet again, your wife Betty and children Peter, Darlene, Pam and Melissa. Some children were teasing a redheaded classmate. One taunted, Why do you have red hair when your brothers and sisters have brown hair? My parents adopted me, he said proudly. What do you mean adopted? asked another. I grew up in my moms heart instead of her tummy, he explained. Long ago, even before He made the world, the Bible tells us that God chose us to be His very own, and made a place for us in His heart. Ever since we were born, He has kept His eyes upon us, His ears open to us and His arms outstretched for us. And He says to each of us, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Have you accepted His love and been adopted into His family? His arms are open and He is waiting for you. Find more stories like this at: www.SowerMinistries.org.Seeds from the Sowerby: Michael A. Guido, D.D. Metter, GACan you hear me now?United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center has installed the Hearing Induction Loop System in its Sanctuary and Great Hall. This enhancement is an upgrade to the audio system in the church to aid the members and guests who are hard of hear ing. The Loop is the only system that sends the voices of the minister (or any speakers), organ, choir and all church activities from microphones directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The system provides the clearest, cleanest sound imaginable and does not require a headset, as it works with the T-Coil or Telecoil that most hearing aids come equipped with. A T-coil is a tiny wireless receiver inside hear ing aids and it is accessible via the programming button or switch on your hearing device. Hearing aid wearers who have never used their T-coils, are recommended to consult their audiologist or hearing aid specialist to confirm it has been activated and to learn how to access it. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in Gods likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10h

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OCTOBER 18, 2012 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, U 25 Southside Baptist Church “A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church” Looking 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. \024\022\020\030\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000\000s\000UN\000#ITY\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\030\026\000s\000\030\021\023\015\026\024\025\015\024\020\030\025 “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. $AN\000#OLLIS\014\000)36(ASTOR Come join us to learn about God’s Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th Grade Sunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey ZZZ\021IEFRIUXVNLQ\021RUJ\003‡\003 A Resource for Families \033\025\023\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003:\021\003‡\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \031\027\030\020\031\027\026\034 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION \021\027\020\027\000\023\023RD\000TREET\000%\014\000##\017USKIN\000s\000\030\021\023\015\031\023\030\015\024\031\025\025 10:30 a.m. SUNDAYS NO 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 Church Sunday 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. Salmon Meet friends in Fellowship Hall between Services. Refreshments served. A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist \022\020\024\000\022ND\000T\016\000.\016\016\000s\000USKIN\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\027\020\000s\000\010\030\021\023\011\000\026\024\025\015\026\021\020\022 Christian Science Heals Sunday 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 Leader Rev. Sue Meixner 813-362-0806 sue@alterways.com Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza New Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714 SaintAnneRuskin.org \004 \000 M ASSES \036 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 ....................................... &RQWDFW\003DULVK\003IFH\003IRU\003FKHGXOH 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 Church SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Southside Baptist pastor retires The Reverend Dan Collis will retire as full-time pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Sun City Center, effective Oct. 28. Collis attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and when he retired from the National Weather Service in Ruskin, he was called into full-time ministry at the church. He has been pastor of the church since April 1998. His future plans include serving with Southern Baptist Florida Disaster Relief as a Chaplain Trainer, and working as a volunteer at disaster sites, ministering to those in need. The worship service starts at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, and a reception will be held after the service. Everyone who knows ‘Pastor Dan’ is invited to attend. Reverend Dan Collis St. Anne Honors Bill Richards, Sr. St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin recently paid tribute to Bill Richards, Sr. for his more than 20 years of service to the St. Anne Food Pantry. Back in the late 1980s, the pastor at the time, Father Ed Lamp, saw the need for such a facility, and Bill answered the invitation. He took on the responsibility of organizing, coordinating, and supervising the activities necessary to make it a reality. He oversaw its development, food acquisi tion, funding, stocking, staffing, and distribution of both non-perishable and perishable foods and household staples. Over the years, many mem bers of St. Anne Parish have volunteered in the Food Pantry, some working five days a week. Bill is being recognized for “Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Ruskin Community” through the St. Anne Food Pantry. He retired from these responsibilities on July 1, 2012. To ensure a smooth transition of leadership, the current pastor, Fr. McEvoy, with his Parish Pastoral Council, appointed a committee comprised of Paul Wiskotoni, Bill Wooley and Dick McCaffery. Bill was also recognized for his help in creating a legacy of faith for the future in helping to renovate the former Parish Center into a facility to instruct the growing parish’s children and adults. Bill Richards, Sr. (left) with Fr. John McEvoy. The McDonald Family Singers to return The Fun Brigade has invited the McDonald Family Singers back this year for another concert in the church’s sanctuary. This special occasion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. The McDonald Family will be presenting a free concert with various styles of music by Victor and Laurie and their seven homeschooled children ages 11-26, from Orange, Massachusetts. Working together in family harmony, their musical presentation includes bluegrass gospel, acapella, brass, instrumentals, sacred classical and more. You can also visit their website (http://www.macdonaldfam ilysingers.com/) for more informa tion about the family and listen to some of their music. Everyone is welcome to attend this concert and admission is free. There will be members of the Fun Brigade collecting a free-will offering for the family. Church doors will open one hour prior to the concert. For further information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 813-6347062. Yummy bake sale planned A huge bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as a part of their Sidewalk Sale. Carol Anderson and Margie Blair are this year’s Bake Sale Co-chair men. Wilma Schafer started the sale eight years ago and served as its chairman for many years. For sale at bargain prices will be pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other goodies. Also, a room will be set aside in the church for coffee and single-serve items from among the baked goods. The church is locat ed at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Trunk or Treat Halloween party The First Apostolic Church in Ruskin is throwing a Trunk or Treat Halloween Alternative Block Party from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Activities include games, prizes, music, bonfire, outside movie and other such family fun. And, of course, there will be candy. The First Apostolic Church is located at 1820 30th St. SE in Ruskin. A safe & fun-filled, onestop alternative to trickor-treating From tots to teens, youngsters throughout the community are invited to join their friends and neighbors for an early evening of free fun and food. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is opening up its courtyard at 121 N. Knights Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. for its annual Fall Festival. Church members will be hosting Trunk-N-Treat, a wholesome Halloween alternative featuring decorated car trunks filled with candy and other treats. Costumes are encouraged, except for those that may be scary, evil or offensive to others. Also on tap for the younger set are crafts and games of all kinds as well as inflatables, music, face painting and hayrides. In addition, children and adults alike are welcome to enjoy complimentary grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. The event, in its fourth year, is meant as an outreach to the community and the fact that 700 800 attendees are expected this year is testimony of its success. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located just north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Par sons. Call the church office at (813) 689-4161 for more details or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. Chicken dinner at Ruskin United Methodist Church Ruskin United Methodist Men will sponsor a chicken dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The cost is $7 per person, and the location is 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (located one block behind the SunTrust Bank) For more information, call (813) 645-1241, Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. More Church announcements on page 26

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College Ave. (S.R. 674)RUSKIN HAS A RENTAL CAR COMPANY!WOW!SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE Econo Auto Rentals Inc. We Pick You Up and Take You Home!$1999PER DAY 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 OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960CLIMATE PROOF COATINGSMWhole House Flex-Coated941-739-6699 or 1-800-704-7926SPRAY-COAT EXTERIORS, INC.Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or MetalLifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProongSpecial Roof Coating DiscountsNEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE, STUCCO or VINYL YOUR HOUSE AGAIN $1,000 Limited Discount Coupon worth$1,000$1895 $1,000 = $895Exp. 10/31/12with coupon1,500 SQ. FT. NCWS supports Reddick Elementary Principal J. Roth (left), Reddick Elementary School, and Shelley Herda, school guidance counselor, receive checks totaling $2,139.00 from Jim Butner, Worship Leader for Nondenominational Christian Worship Services. The check was for the month of September. Herda commented, Mr. Butner has spearheaded a Role Model program here at Reddick that teaches our 5th grade students the importance of giving back to their community and overcoming obstacles. Through these donations from NCWS, we are able to do so much more for our students and families. We are very appreciative of their support, kindness and generosity, and our students are able to be better citizens because of their involvement. For more information regarding Nondenominational Christian Worship Services, contact Jim at (813) 634-3114.Calling all card aficianadosThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites those who like to play cards or board games to make up their own table in advance and attend the organizations monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Council furnishes cards, pencils and tallies, and also offers an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information call (813) 633-2460.Simmons Loop Baptist to hold auction for missionsArtisans of all types are asked to warm up their knitting needles and crochet hooks, sharpen their sewing needles and carpenter blades, fire up their kilns and forges, and dust off their canning jars to support an auction for International Missions held by Simmons Loop Baptist Church. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1. Those who have a skill creating homemade goods and who would like to donate to a good cause, may bring donations Nov. 25 to 29 at the church, located at 6610 Simmons Loop Rd. in Riverview. For information, call the church office at (813) 6779310.Bible studies for women at Brandon MethodistTwo new Bible study classes for women started this week at First Unit ed Methodist Church in Brandon.Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesnt Make Sense, by Jennifer Rothschild, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Conversation Peace: The Power of Transformed Speech, by Mary Kassian, is at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for seven sessions. Free on-site childcare for chil dren younger than three is avail able for the Wednesday morning study with advance notification. To register, or for more informa tion, call (813) 689-4161 or email info@fumcbrandon.org. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located just north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Avenue, between Kings and Parsons.Christmas Bazaar plannedThere will be a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Sun City Center Church at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. Coffee and pastries will be sold until 11 a.m., then lunch will be on sale from 11 to 2 p.m. There will be raffles, crafts, attic treasures, a Chinese auction, gift baskets, baked goods, specialty foods and Christmas items for sale. Browse, eat and look for specials and sign up for great raffles.St. Andrew Presbyterian to hold annual rummage saleShown in the photo is a small portion of the gigantic rummage sale held annually at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. This years sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, rain or shine at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, in Sun City Center. The sale is held inside and outside the church and includes golf carts, indoor and outdoor furniture, organs, jewelry, tools, appliances, Christmas decorations, toys, and many miscellaneous items. The bake sale will have items to take home or enjoy onsite. Its time for the annual picnicFriendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr. in Sun City Center continues to have their Mens breakfasts at 7: 30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Dennys on SR 674. This month church members will convene for the churchs annual picnic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. You do not have to be a member of Friendship Baptist to attend the picnic. For more information call 813-642-0911.Republican Club to discuss futureThe Greater Sun City Center Republican Club will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room. Social time is at 1:30 p.m. They are meet ing one week earlier than usual. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Pat Crow. Dr. Crow will speak to some of the things to expect under another Obama administra tion with respect to health and the economy. He will address issues that are presented as good, which in reality are bad. Memberships are available for those wishing to become a member. The meeting is open to all Republicans and like-minded voters. You can also visit the club at its 2012 Victory Office located at 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 201. Hillsborough County Animal Services invites the public to fly in on Saturday, Oct. 20 for the annual Cats, Bats & Bones bash. This day of Halloween fun and pet adoption runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the County shelter located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. Offerings include unconditional love, kid contests, and real, live bat chats! Children attending Cats, Bats & Bones can come dressed for the kids costume parade, enter the meow off contest, and decorate the shelter with artwork from the creative coloring station. In addition to adorable faces and tail-wagging deals, Cats, Bats & Bones celebrates the season with an appearance by Bat Belfrys, Inc. of Merritt Island. The non-profit organization is making a special stop in Hillsborough County as part of its mission to debunk misconceptions and promote conservation of Floridas beneficial bats. Bat Chats begin at 1:30 p.m. with a biologist on hand to answer questions, show the animals, and demonstrate why bat houses make great neighbors. Want to give a dog a bone? Cats, Bats & Bones will give hundreds of bright-eyed dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a chance to go trick-ortreating with the public. Animal lovers are invited to bring and distribute store-bought pet treats to lost and homeless shelter residents. For safety reasons, home-made goodies are not permitted, and owned pets should remain at home during this event. October is national Adopt-a-Dog Month, with all dogs 30 pounds or more offered for just $30 at Hillsborough County Animal Services, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and C.A.R.E. of Ruskin. Additional specials will be offered during the Cats, Bats & Bones bash, and all adoptions include spaying/neutering, vaccination, County registration tag, and micro-chip. Prospective adopters should bring valid photo ID and proof of address to Animal Services. For more information on pet adoption and the Cats, Bats & Bones bash, contact Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660 or log on www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.Cats, Bats and Bones Ink on Pink

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300THE SHOPPER 27OCTOBER 18, 2012 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates A ve., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 280 PETS AUCTION Fri., Oct. 19431 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 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions 209 2nd St. N.W., Ruskin(813) 641-9155All Breed Dog Grooming Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday 38 years experience Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEHuge Garage Sale Friday, Oct. 19, 9am-2pm. Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Ct. SCC. Fur niture, clothes, books & much more. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Multi household garage sale. Saturday, Oct. 27, 8am-2pm. 301 Cranston Place SCC. St Andrews EstatesSuper Duper Extravaganza sale in the parking lot, between CVS & & women clothing, jewelry, linens, furniture, knickknacks. Grab bag $3 (value $25 or more) Brand name purses $8. Vintage purse $8 or less. Saturday, 9am-3pm. 15505 A uburn Woods L ane Cypress Creek, Ruskin. Friday, 9am-3pm. Saturday 9am-1pm. T oys, boys clothes, tools, golf bag & balls, misc. One day only. Oct. 19, 8am-1pm. Multi family 1029 -1101 Bluewater S CC. tools, games, scuba, L owry organ, electronics. Treasures for all. SCC 1601 Bentwood Dr., Friday & Saturday, 10/19 & 10/20, 8am-1pm. L ots of nice items for everyone. Come see for yourself. Huge yard sale. Saturday 10/20, 8am2pm. 3711 N azimova A ve., R uskin. US 41 to Universal. Follow signs. See Craigslist for pictures. Saturday, 10/20. Cypress Creek Subdivision. 8429 Hunters F ork L oop, R uskin. Household, stoves, restaurant equipment & much more. Large amount of old records, other collectible items & lots of good stuff. Corner 17th A ve. & 1st S treet S W, R uskin. Friday & Saturday. Yard sale. Oct. 19 & 20, 8am-noon. 735 Camellia G reens D r., S CC. F urniture, crafts, tools & more. E/W Del Webb. Kitchen table w/ 4 chairs, love seat, area rug 5x8 & more. One day only S aturday, 10/20, 9am-3pm. 1640 Bentwood D r., SCC. G arage sale. S aturday only, Oct. 20, 8:30am-1:30pm. 231 L inger L ane, S CC. Clothes, household items, furniture, misc.Shagos Bay Yard Sale. On Apollo Beach Blvd., Oct. 20, 7am1pm. Multi families. Furniture, sporting goods, tools, sewing machines, quilt ing supplies, fabric. R iverview. Osprey R un community yard sale. Oct 20, 8am-2pm. (US 301 & Bloomingdale A ve.). Little bit of everything. Come & see! Huge Garage Sale Everything for everyone. Clothes, furniture, toys, small appliance & more. Saturday, Oct. 20,. 8am-noon. 8208 Carriage Point D r., Gibsonton. (off Symmes Rd) Cell: 382-7536 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALES SUN CITY CENTER Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 330 FURNITURE2 green L a-Z-Boy swivel rocker recliners $50 each. Cream color sofa $125. Near perfect condition. Call 813-418-2726 Queen bedroom: triple dresser/ mirror, headboard, nightstand, mattress, box spring. $225. Also chairs, lamps, end tables & more. Call 813-641-2356360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515395 W ANTED T O BUY pocketknives, tools, toys, books, cans, tins, Singer sewing machines & more. Jeff. 813-645-4337 312 ESTATE SALESEstate Sale Living room & bedroom furniture, TVs, all household items. Oct. 19 & 20, 8am-2pm. 210 6th Ave., SW, Ruskin. Furniture: queen bed, white wicker sofa, full bed, rocking chair, sewing cabinet Dyson vac, end & coffee tables, iron garden bench; Collectibles: Toby mugs, custom jewelry, miniature car collection, tea cup collection, lots of artwork; Miscellaneous: Polaris telescope, lots of tools, ladies clothing, household, kitchen & miscellaneous.Park on side of sale only. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales Friday & Saturday Oct. 19th & 20th (7 noon)1812 Del Webb East (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954 First Apostolic Church1820 30th Community Yard Sale!Saturday, Oct. 20Public invited to participate. Free space set-up. Come prepared to make your own change. Its YOUR sale at our location! RSVP your spot by Thursday, 10/18 by calling (813) 376-9398. Come to shop and/or make a little holiday money. Hot dog lunch $3.00 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Dont Miss This Sale! Big house fully loaded! Contents include: Lowrey Grand Royale Organ (paid over 27k), Italian glass & brass sofa, coffee, and end tables, Thomas Kinkade La-ZBoy rocker/recliners, Lane swivel rocker/recliner, Clayton Marcus sleeper sofa, antique bow-front china cabinet, glass-top kitchen table w/chairs on casters, wall unit, rattan etagere, leather-top desk w/ chair, a variety of lamp tables & desks, twin trundle bed, four-post full bedroom set, cedar chest, armoire, beautiful ladies clothing, glassware and collectibles, art, kitchenware, home decor, tools and garage items. Dont miss our other sale Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19 & 20 at 1119 Villeroy Drive (off Platinum Dr.)Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. 2015 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City CenterThurs. & Fri., Oct. 18 & 197a.m. NOON NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Beautiful cherry dining room table with chairs, cherry buffet, green swivel matching loveseat, wall unit, glasstop coffee & end table, kitchen table w/ chairs on casters, computer desk, Yamaha piano, king sz (two beds) adjustable bedroom set, side chairs, Whirlpool refrigerator, kitchenware, household & misc. items.Dont miss our other sale Thur. & Fri., Oct. 18 & 19 at 2015 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1119 Villeroy Drive(off Platinum Dr.)Sun City Center FRI D AY & S A TU R D AY Oct. 19th & 20th 7 a.m. NOON Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 17, 19 & 20Womens SaleBuy 1 top, get 2 free!

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OCT OBER 18, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRANSPORT A TION450 REAL EST A TE500 PROF. SER VICES650 SER VICES700 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903 39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-361-3725. MARINE400 455 AUT OMOBILES2002 Lexus GS 300 four door sedan. One owner, 10,500 miles. Always garaged. Leather, fully loaded, perfect condition. $9,900. 813-633-1332 TRUCKS AND V ANS2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, 3.3L, 186K, $1,800. Riverview/ Avelar Creek. Cell 561-281-0289 511 HOUSES FOR SALEHouse For Sale Best location in SCC. Situated on beautiful south lake. 2br/2ba, approx 1,500sf. Ready to move-in. If interested call 813-634-7082 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 555 M.H. FOR SALERent to own. Renovated mobile home 1br/1ba, small down payment, low monthly payments, Ruskin on the river. Reconditioned mobile homes from 8K to 35K also rentals in park. 813-671-1615 6644 US 301 S. Riverview. 565 M.H. IN P ARKS3br/1ba MH in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Washer/ dryer, (2) large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close to clubhouse & pool. $9,500. Ruskin. Call Dave 813-447-6123 610 W A TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efficiency apartments on water. Boat docking/ fishing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123611 HOUSES FOR RENTOne bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, rec. hall. All $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-4932861 or 813-610-7515 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-637455+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 4br/2ba, fully furnished, w/ appliances. no pets/ smoking. Lithia area. $2000 monthly (excludes utilities). One month security deposit required. 401-3692991 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813633-5537 612 APTS FOR RENT rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 613 CONDOS FOR RENTSuper! Gated 1br/1.5ba 55+ Sun City Center. Full furnished, free cable, clubhouse, transportation, much more. $700 monthly. 813-633-8083 614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400630 M.H. RENT ALSOne bedroom mobile home on water. Fish off dock. Utilities included $175 weekly $400 deposit. Ruskin 813363-6001 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gibsonton. 919-0375. Se habla espanol 645 OFFICE SPACE 646 W AREHOUSE SPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. mine. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@ verizon.net www.theasquickbook keeping.com 680 ADUL T & CHILD CARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 704 JUNK REMOVALWe Buy Junk Cars Call 24/7, Lost title no problem. Free towing 813-770-3452705 CLEANINGDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-6455273, leave message.Rons Cleaning Service 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 clean 705 CLEANINGLil Mamas Household Service. Cleaning, errands, lots of extras. No job too small. Reasonable, reliable, references available. 813-645-7308 708 MOVERSAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. 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OCTOBER 18, 2012 An analysis by the American Cancer Society shows one out of two women diagnosed with breast cancer turns to the Society for help and support. The Society offers 24/7 support to those diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones, with information, day-today help, and emotional support every step of the way. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, there will be 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,510 deaths from breast cancer among women in the U.S. This October, the Society will be using National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women about the importance of breast health. In 2011, the American Cancer Society provided free information and services to 115,270 of the estimated 230,480 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. Through its local offices, national 24-hour phone line, and referrals from health care professionals, the Society provided these women with help, including information about breast cancer, referrals to programs in their community and to financial assistance, and transportation and lodging assistance. In fact, breast cancer is the top reason for calls to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is the most effective breast cancer-fighting organization in the world and has helped translate knowledge into action to help save lives, said Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. Nearly three million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year thanks in part to early detection and improved treatment. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. The Society recommends women 40 and older to have a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam. Also, the Society recommends that women ages 20 to 39 receive a clinical breast exam at least once every three years. The five-year survival rate is 99% for breast cancer that is diagnosed in the earliest stages. The Society is currently funding more than 240 breast cancer grants totaling $88 million. The Society has spent more on breast cancer research than on any other cancer, and has played an important part in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough in recent history, including demonstrating that mammography is an effective screening test for breast cancer, the development of tamoxifen and herceptin, and knowledge that genetics, lack of exercise, overweight and obesity, and moderate drinking increase a persons breast cancer risk. The Society also offers newly diagnosed women and those living with breast cancer a variety of programs and services to help them in their breast cancer experience. Reach To Recovery program helps newly diagnosed patients cope with their breast cancer experience. Reach To Recovery volunteers offer the unique understanding, support, and hope from the perspective of someone who has survived breast cancer. Look Good Feel Better program helps breast cancer patients manage the physical side effects of treatment. Patients gain beauty techniques to help improve their self-esteem and quality of life, but also a sense of support, confidence, courage and community with other cancer patients in the program. Hope Lodge program offers patients and their caregivers free lodging for those receiving treatment far from home. mation to help make treatment decisions and access to its programs 24/7 through 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org. The American Cancer Societys affiliate advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), continues to fight back against breast cancer by working to increase funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) that provides low-income, uninsured and underinsured women access to mammograms and Pap tests. Current funding only enables the program to serve less than one in five eligible women ages 40 to 64 nationwide. ACS CAN encourages anyone touched by this disease to let Congress know that support for the NBCCEDP is important and that an increase in funding for this program is vital to its continuation. To get involved, or to learn more about this effort, please visit acscan.org/breastcancer.To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 1-800227-2345 or visit cancer.org.American Cancer Society fights to end Breast CancerWomen reach out to AMS for help, support

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthSouth Shore Auto RepairGreg & Sue KillingsworthFamily Owned & Operated2107 College Ave. E. Ruskin, FL 33570(813) 645-1674southshoreautorepair@yahoo.com HOURS: Mon. Sat. 6:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast Served ALL DAY3808 Sun City Center Blvd. (former Danny Boys location)Sun City Center TO GO ORDERS:(813)633-3344sunshinecafe3808@yahoo.com THEBEST OF SOUTH SHORE We are proud supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthNEW MENU...come check us out!Kids always drink FREE We offer FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.Its like having a personal staff a phone call away.We accept most long-term care insurance policies. applauds allBreast Cancer Survivors & Thrivers (813)634-6617Lic #30211040 Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201Between Boggs Jewelers & 3-Legged Poodle HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.634-5422 Fight the ght... nd the cure! CALL TODAY FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING!NOW ACC EPTING AV-MED INSURANCE Howard A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-CThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology Associates4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573(One Block West of the Hospi tal)813-634-1 455 Sign up for aFREESKIN CANCER SCREENINGBring this coupon to receive a FREE GIFT! If you are concerned abo ut a skin growth, we would be happy to evaluate it for you. GOT SCREENED? Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCwww.absolutesurg.comDr. Craig AmshelAbsolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCProud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Join the ght... one step at a time! (Family Features) Breast cancer affects millions of women, which in turn affects their families and their friends. You dont have to have breast cancer in order to help raise awareness of it and provide comfort. There are things you can do to take on this disease and make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others while providing much-needed comfort and support. Team Up with Friends Multiply your impact on breast cancer awareness by getting a group of friends together to take action: Host a Fundraising Party. Put together a girls night out or a potluck dinner party, and challenge guests to bring donations to support breast cancer research. Get Moving. Sign up as a group to participate in a walk or run event that raises awareness or funds. Volunteer Together. Check out local breast cancer awareness events and find ways your group of friends can serve together. If there isnt a local event, sponsor one of your own. Visit www. NationalBreastCancer.org to find out how. Give Comfort to Others You can personalize and send free virtual Comfort Packages to friends and family via a digital tool on the Hanes Facebook page. For each package sent, Hanes will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (up to $25,000) to promote early cancer detection and provide mammograms for those in need. The Comfort Package is fully customizable with photos, videos, recipes, T-shirt designs, music and messages. Sending a Comfort Package is one of many gestures that can brighten someones day and help provide support and com-Three ways to help provide comfortFor those suffering from Breast Cancerfort to a loved one. As a longtime supporter of breast cancer awareness, Hanes has made cash and in-kind donations totaling $1 million since 2009 and is donating up to $125,000 to NBCF this year. Learn more at www. Facebook.com/Hanes or www. HanesPink.com. Buy and Wear Pink Products The next time you are at the grocery store or the mall, think about purchasing the pink version of your favorite items. Your purchase can help raise money as well as awareness for the cause. In addition, wearing your favorite pink items is a stylish way to show support and demonstrate your commitment. Consider wearing pink once a week in October to feel connected to the cause. Page 2 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570(813) 645-4048 www.MMprintinc.com

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us on .Now accepting HUMANA, now oering Vein Gogh for spider vein treatment. He who has ears, let them hear.A+ Hearing CenterMonday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Finding a cure starts with hope! Proud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month HEARING LOSS?We can help you! No Pressure! No Gimmicks! Get what you see advertised!Hearing Aid Not Working? FREE In-ofce Cleaning & Repairs BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER 18, 2012Page 3 One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection coupled with advanced treatment options has cut mortality rates by a third in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Today, a new breakthrough technology is poised to provide a dramatic improvement in breast cancer detection by making mammograms more detailed and accurate. Catching breast cancer early Studies show that when breast cancer is detected early the chance for successful treatment is nearly 100 percent. Mammograms are a critical component of a suc cessful screening program. In fact, mammograms can identify an abnormal breast mass up to two years before it can be detected by touch. Its for this reason that the American Cancer Society recom mends every woman, every year, starting at the age of 40, get a mammogram. 3D mammography Changing the face of breast cancer screening A new imaging technology called 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis is chang ing how doctors screen for breast cancer. This sophisticated technol ogy significantly improves breast cancer screening by identifying small cancers that may have been missed by traditional mammog raphy. If cancers are found when they are small, treatment options are generally less traumatic and the chance for a cure is greater. Another benefit of 3D mam mography is its ability to reduce stress-inducing call backs. As many as one out of 10 women who have a routine screening mammogram will be asked to come back for additional tests. The majority of these women up to 80 percent will experience whats called a false-positive which means that an area that looked suspicious on their screen ing mammogram turned out, upon further testing, to be normal. 3D mammography makes finding breast cancers easier Current mammography relies on a 2D image. However, this tech nology has its limits because the breast is a 3-dimensional object composed of different structures, such as blood vessels, milk ducts, fat, and ligaments. All of these structures, which are located at different heights within the breast, can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a 2-dimensional, flat image. This confusion of overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary call backs. Many doctors have reported that the introduction of Hologics Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis system improves breast cancer detection by overcoming many of the limi tations inherent in conventional 2D mammography. Although patients will notice little difference between a 2D and a 3D mammogram, the 3D technology gives doctors a clearer view through the overlapping structures of breast tissue. Read ing a breast tomosynthesis exam is like flipping through the pages of a book to view one page at a time instead of seeing the whole breast reduced to a single frame, as is the case with conventional 2D mammography. The ability to In breast cancer detection, the test matterslook at each layer of breast tissue millimeter by millimeter allows doctors to identify individual structures in the breast free from the confusion of overlying tissue. The bottom line Women should talk to their physician about the best screening program for them, based on their Dr. Susan Curry, founder and medical director of the Womens Center for Radiology in Orlando, says that 3D mammography makes a real difference in the centers ability to diagnosis patients with dense breasts and women with other high-risk factors.age, family history and medical profile. Women need to pay atten tion to any changes, such as un usual lumps, swelling, irritation, dimpling, or pain in the breast or nipple. Finally, women who are 40 and older should be sure to have a mammogram every year.What resources are available in our community?Information, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week Help and information are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online at cancer.org and by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-2272345. Callers are connected with a Cancer Information Specialist who can help them locate a hospital, understand cancer and treatment options, learn what to expect and how to plan, help address insurance concerns, find financial resources, find a local support group, and more. Day-to-day Help and Emotional SupportSupport during treatment When women are in active cancer treatment, they want to look their best, and Look GoodFeel Better helps them do just that. The free program, helps women learn beauty techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Certified beauty professionals provide tips on makeup, skin care, nail care, and head coverings. Transportation to treatment Cancer patients cite transportation to and from treatment as a critical need, second only to direct financial assistance. The ACS Road To Recovery program matches these patients with specially trained volunteer drivers. Lodging during treatment ACS Hope Lodge facilities provide free, home-like temporary lodging for patients and their caregivers close to treatment centers, thereby easing the emotional and financial burden of finding affordable lodging. Finding hope and inspiration People with cancer and their loved ones can connect with others who have been there through the ACS Survivors Network. The online community is a welcoming and safe place that was created by and for cancer survivors and their families. Hair-loss, mastectomy products TLC Tender Loving Care, is a magazine and catalog in one, offers helpful articles and a line of products to help women battling cancer restore their appearance and dignity at a difficult time. Other sources: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-2324636 cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/ This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program helps low-income women gain access to timely, high-quality screening programs for the detection of breast and cervical cancer. Sisters Network 1-866-781-1808 sistersnetworkinc.org. This national African American breast cancer survivors support group is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center 1-800-221-2141 (English), 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish) y-me. org. YourShoes is a 24-hour hotline staffed by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors.

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Page 4 (Family Features) Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a War on Cancer. Since then, there have been impressive advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and most importantly, improved survival rates for many types of cancer. People facing a cancer diagnosis today have more options than ever. Patients are now encouraged to talk with their physicians to get the facts about their treatment options in order to be true partners in their care. For many, radiotherapy will be an option. In fact, nearly twothirds of all cancer patients will receive radiotherapy as some aspect of their treatment regimen. Thanks to decades of innovation, radiotherapy can now pinpoint a tumor while minimizing exposure of nearby tissues. In fact, when comparing earlier approaches with todays more advanced radiotherapy technologies, studies have shown increased reductions in side effects and improved outcomes for many forms of cancer. I see the positive impact of radiotherapy, but I know that many patients still have outdated perceptions, said John J. Kresl M.D., Ph.D., FACRO, managing partner, Radiation Oncologists of Central Arizona. Todays radiotherapy is an effective treatment for many types of cancer. It was once used only to relieve pain, but is now used more often in the hopes of helping patients become survivors. Knowing the facts about radiotherapy is the first step in understanding whether it is an option for you or a loved one. Use the following information to talk to your doctor about radiotherapy. What is radiotherapy? The most commonly used form of radiotherapy, called external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), utilizes targeted x-rays produced by a machine outside of the body. These high-energy beams are precisely controlled by a medical team guided by advanced imaging technologies. Radiotherapy works by damaging cancer cell DNA. This stops tumors from growing further and can make them smaller. Radiotherapy is sometimes used in combination with a chemotherapy regimen to jointly target cancer cells. Radiotherapy is also sometimes used after surgery to kill remaining cancer cells, which may prevent the disease from returning. Sophisticated technology: Radiotherapy machines are quite large, but the beam they deliver is actually small. Continually advancing hardware and software allows the beam to be precisely shaped to fit the contours of a patients tumor. This results in delivering the treatment where it is needed while minimizing impact on surrounding healthy tissue. Radiotherapy and lifestyle: A radiotherapy treatment course often allows patients to go about their daily routine with limited interruption. A course of treatment can involve anywhere from one to 35 separate treatment sessions, delivered on an outpatient basis, with each session taking from 15 minutes to an hour. Some types of radiotherapy use higher doses of radiation per session, resulting in fewer total appointments. Possible side effects of radiotherapy: Serious side effects can occur and are usually caused by damage to normal cells during the course of treatment. Side effects are typically cumulative, which means they can develop over the course of treatment. They can be minor or severe, and depend on the size and location of the tumor, disease state, general medical condition, and the treatment technique that is used. Two of the most common side effects associated with radiotherapy are irritation or damage to the skin near the treatment site, and fatigue. Skin irritation may include dryness, itching, peeling, or blistering. Fatigue, for some patients, may mean feeling slightly worn out, while other patients experience severe exhaustion. Other side effects are usually specific to the type of cancer being treated, such as hair loss or a sore throat when the head and neck region is treated, or urinary problems when the lower abdomen is treated. For more details about the side effects of radiation therapy, patients should talk to their doctors about what may occur during a Uncovering facts about a leading cancer treatment: Radiotherapy particular treatment. Patients should talk to their doctors to learn the facts about radiotherapy. To learn more, they can also visit www.RTanswers.org. Free cancer resource guides help patients navigate cancer journey When Barbara Georges friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them.We thought, here we are as marketers and were having trouble finding needed resources in our community. What difficulties might others also be having? says George of Kansas City, Mo. We were looking for resources like wig shops, local support groups and even local physicians but finding them was proving to be time-consuming and unsuccessful. It was really frustrating. In 2001, George created Cancer Matters, a grassroots, communitybased initiative, aimed at tackling this information gap that faced individuals living with cancer and their loved ones. She developed the Cancer Matters Resource Guides, free booklets featuring a comprehensive listing of local cancer-related businesses and services. Resources include cancer support groups, hospital services, home health and more. They also provide tips for the newly diagnosed and information on health and wellness. These comprehensive resource guides are available in 35 U.S. cities. The guides are updated and distributed annually to local hospitals, physicians offices, nonprofit organizations and support groups. They are also available online at CancerMatters. com or by calling 913-385-7332. Cancer Matters is supported by Lilly Oncology. Lilly Oncology does not control the content of the resource guides or website.Pretty in Pink CelebrationSouth Bay Hospital will be celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a Pretty in Pink Party from noon 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center. Celebrate with lunch, massages, make-up application and information on the importance of getting mammograms. Seating is limited, so call 1-888-6851595 to reserve a seat. The South Bay Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center is located at 4051 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City Center, just one block west of the hospital. For more information about this event, or Digital Mammography, call Natalia Diaz at (813) 634-0496.