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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 15, 2012 Volume 56 Number 43THE OBSERVER NEWSProtect your identity and privacy at a community shred-a-thon sponsored by Cotter Financial. See their ad on page 3BMike Huckabee will be at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce at 8:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, promoting his newest book Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlet. This event is open to the public and his book will be available for sale.PHOTO BY ROBERT WILSHIRERuskin honored its veterans with a parade through downtown last Saturday. See photos and more information on page 1B.PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Classified Adsand the BTBTD are in Section B of this issue beginning on page 7B. SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyWe 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 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA MEMBER WEST FLORIDA World-wide reach of The Carter Center touches South HillsboroughBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Individual drinking filters inhibiting water contaminates and bed netting to ward off insects the simple but successful tools employed in The Carter Centers humanitarian health efforts on Saturday helped introduce some 60 South County residents to the strange world of the Guinea worm and limbs that blow up like balloons. They assembled around the pool and piano in the Symphony Isles home of Dr. Hal Ott, Ruskin veterinarian, to hear the first South County presentation by representatives of the world-wide, non-profit charitable organization established by President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter after they left the White House. As the assemblage sampled trays of finger foods and beverages, Delita Marsland, senior associate director affiliated with the centers development arm, explained the multiple endeavors fielded by The Carter Center that implement its mission to Wage Peace, Fight Disease and Build Hope. Now observing its 30th anniversary, the center was founded in 1982 by the Carters in Atlanta where it functions in partnership with Emory University and focuses on three primary but multi-pronged activities encouraging and monitoring foreign attempts at conducting democratic elections as well as controlling or eradicating some of the worlds most debilitating diseases, plus advocating for mental health services. Over the years, these peace and health initiatives have been undertaken in some 70 countries, large and small, across the planet, Marsland said. They include monitoring more than 90 elections in 37 nations and, with access to leaders at high levels, multiple efforts to mediate or resolve armed conflicts. Conducting health education programs and distributing medications produced by major U.S. pharmaceutical firms, the centers disease fighting endeavors have MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSHonor and remembranceIt was a day of remembrance for veterans still among us, a day of gratitude for service, sacrifice and the nation, at the annual Sun City Center Veterans Day celebration. At left, the East Bay High School JROTC color guard. See more on this event on page 10 A step back in time:Crossing the bridge takes visitors back 100 yearsThe school house was built in 1910 in the historical town of Castalia in Desoto County, and served as a school from 1912 until 1937. The building was constructed from local heart-pine on the site of the old log-cabin school house. The building was donated to Cracker Country in 1980, along with some original furnishings. By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netTAMPA Stephanie Sumner is proud to be from a long line of Florida Crackers. Shes found evidence of relatives living in Hillsborough County as far back as the 1850 Census. Dressed as a pioneer woman from 100 years ago, Stephanie tells stories about her dad who raised beef cows on land now covered with blacktop and about how early families of the area used open-fire cooking. Its fun to watch kids eyes open wide when they see this place and hear about life without computers and cell phones, Stephanie said, looking around her at the wooden buildings at Cracker Country on the Florida State Fairgrounds. This is the 18th year Stephanie has served as one of the docents at Cracker Country and she takes the volunteer job to heart. This is a real calling. I love it. I love the feeling it gives me to do it, she said. Its not like working for a wage. Its giving of yourself. You bring your own set of skills and you dont have to be a sixth-generation Cracker like myself to enjoy it. The term Cracker comes from the sound of a whip that was cracked in the air to get the attention of cows roaming in the wild back in the days of early Florida settlers and has come to mean native-born Floridian, she explained. Anne Paige is another of Cracker Countrys 120 volunteers who keeps coming back for more. Originally from Alabama, Anne said a friend recommended the position to her when she moved to Florida. Shes been at it now for 19 years. Anne also tells visitors tales about life as it was years ago. She was trained in Florida history by others and by a variety of historical documents and See CRACKER COUNTRY, page 13X See CARTER CENTER, page 18X

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2 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FLwww.SunsetGrillFL.comHours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Adults$24.95Children (10 and under)$14.95SOUP GA RDE M ANG ER DIS PL AYS ENDLESS S ALA D BA R CHE FS CA RV ING STAT IONS (813) 645-7739 ENT REES & A CCOMPA NIM ENTS DE SSERTS NOVEMBER EVENTSThurs., Nov. 15 What makes us different? Osteopathic Medicine. Fri., Nov. 16 House of Christmas. Mon., Nov. 19 Parkinsons Support Group of SCCsponsored by the Mens Club of SCC Tues., Nov. 20 Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well deserved break. RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. Tues., Nov. 27 Amputee Support Group: Thurs., Nov. 29 South Bay Hospital presents: Eating with Dementia. A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Oliver North draws a crowd at SCC Business ExpoBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netLt. Col. Oliver North (USMC-Ret), political commentator, military historian, Fox News host, one-time senate candidate, and New York Times bestselling author, drew a crowd in Sun City Center on Thursday during a visit to the communitys annual Business Expo to promote and autograph his latest book, Heroes Proved. North has had several best-selling books over the years including Under Fire, One More Mission, War Stories Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mission Compromised, The Jericho Sanction, and The Assassins. More than 100 people lined up to purchase the new book and for autographs. Col. North also specially autographed books for some of the veterans attending the expo. He rose to fame during the Iran-Contra controversy in the late 1980s. Heavily decorated for service in Vietnam, North was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Silver Star Medal and two Purple Hearts. In 1981, he was assigned to the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. as deputy-director of militarypolitical affairs. North spent his final two years of active duty assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington. For more information, visit www.olivernorth.com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAt left, North addresses a book specially for Sgt. Cam, USMC Sgt. Benny Campbell. Above he shakes hands with a fan during the book signing. Above, Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMCRet) looks out over the capacity crowd at the Expo. Right, North autographs a book for fellow Marine Corps veteran and SCC Chamber board director Donald Schings. Shop LocallyShop locally first this holiday season and always. Remember, theyre your neighbors and they aim to please!

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 3 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 Sun City Center Travelworld &Air Today Relax Tomorrow European Cruise Sale Save $1000 off your 2013 Europe Cruise on Celebrity Cruise plus receive a 50% reduced deposit! Space is Limited!Book your Europe Cruise before December 2, 2012 and join us for an exhilarating vacation of luxurious proportions!CALL TODAY for availability 813-634-3318 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? By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Two key areas on South Bay Hospitals first floor are about to get treatments of the expansion kind. Work on enhancing and upgrading the hospitals interventional radiology suite as well as on expanding its physicians dining lounge is to get underway in December and continue on a concurrent basis, according to Natalia Diaz, marketing director. Part of a larger scale, long-term capital improvements program envisioned on the hospitals campus immediately west of the retirement center on S.R. 674, the dual projects are expected to be completed about 90 days after they are begun, she added. For the interventional radiology suite within the radiology lab, plans call for better utilization of the present 750squarefoot area, plus adding new imaging software, enhancing the technological capabilities. Interventional radiology utilizes various imaging techniques to reduce the invasive aspects of certain surgical procedures, Diaz noted. As an example, she cited inserting or replacing a stent as part of cardiac treatment which formerly required major surgical intrusion into the body but now can be accomplished with only small incisions and frequently is done on an outpatient basis. New software providing the latest imaging technology giving better imaging with lower radiation will come on line in February, Diaz said. While the departmental work is underway, the radiology imaging formerly performed in the area will be relocated to a portable room near out-patient surgery, the marketing director said, adding it is anticipated all functions will continue without change or inconvenience. The physicians lounge, now just 485 square feet in area and able to seat only eight, is being enlarged to 1,115 square feet and when completed will be able to provide salad bar, soups, beverages and entres, along with seating for 24 individuals, Diaz said. The total number of physicians on staff at South Bay Hospital and those with staff privileges is close to 500, she added. In recent years, the 30-yearold, 112-bed facility has been enlarged and upgraded with several other projects. A new emergency services department was constructed in 2002, including a more convenient and specifically designated entrance on the hospitals north side. And, in December, 2010, the first floor reception area was enhanced with refinements. At the same time, the specifically designated second-floor joint and spine center was opened, complete with a waiting section for patients family and friends which was enlarged, refurbished and made more comfortable, Diaz said. The current project costs are estimated at $1.2 million, the marketing director noted. South Bay is a unit of Tennesseebased Hospital Corporation of America, the largest for-profit medical services companies in the country. The hospital itself a few years ago was projected by the company to be relocated to HCA property on Big Bend Road. However, area residents, many of them Sun City Center residents, campaigned vigorously to keep the facility in its present location as an asset to, for and of the retirement community. South Bays primary medical focuses are on orthopedics with an on-site center for joint and spine care, on cardiac and vascular treatment, on cancer, stroke and urological patients, as well as on general surgery, plus diagnostic imaging and radiology. The hospital also offers preregistration for in-patient care and mammogram appointment scheduling, plus use of the Consult-a-Nurse feature, through its website. Anyone wishing to send an email to a patient can do so through the website as well as access the monthly support group calendar of events and discussions. The hospitals online home page can be found simply by entering South Bay Hospital, Sun City Center, in a browser window. South Bay is one of 15 HCA facilities on Floridas Central Gulf Coast. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSouth Bay Hospital growingagain MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe Silver Osprey Squadron in Sun City Center held their monthly luncheon on Friday with a special guest: William J. Fox, a former aeronautical engineer involved in the development of the A-12 Blackbird, an aircraft flown by CIA pilots. Mr. Fox was introduced by Dr. Don Vining, a former USAF flight surgeon who had met him at Groom Lake (also known as Area 51). The lunch meeting opened with words from Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, the new commanding officer of the Silver Osprey Squadron. The luncheon was held at Freedom Plaza. For more information about the organization, email Barry Dyer at barry.dyer13@gmail.com.A talk exceeding the speed of sound for Silver Osprey SquadronPalmettos Christmas in the ParkStart your holiday festivities with an old-fashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 59 p.m., this free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy creatively decorated buildings, vintage toy exhibits, kids crafts, entertainment and of course, Santa. Featured activities include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, birdfeeders with FFA, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. Santa will be arriving by fire truck at 6:00. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034.

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4 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Santa, I know exactly what I want for Christmas! DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 Pirouette Window Shadings Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays.Expires December 15, 2012www.doveinteriors.hdwfg.com SAVE $100* OR MOREwith qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions.*See store for details In the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, she writes, In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly or the mindless of those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that mans proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fires go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-atall. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, its yours. What powerful words she has written. I think they should be printed at the end of every negative story in the newspaper or maybe said by newscasters at the end of their broadcast. In a few short lines she tells us that the evil around us can be beaten, that there is hope, that we are the guardians of the values we hold dear and these values will not perish if we are persistent. The fires need not go out. There are sparks everywhere. One such spark is a group in a nearby city that refused to have their neighborhood taken over by drug peddlers and prostitutes. They started openly videotaping all transactions. Guess what? The customer flow dried up and the By William Hodges criminals moved somewhere else. Wouldnt it be great if there was nowhere else for them to go? Be that as it may, because members of a community were willing to stand up for their values, their children can walk to school in peace. Speaking of schools, the fire burns brightly on many of our college campuses where the students have banded together to ensure that all students can travel to and from after-dark activities without fear of rape or robbery. At one school, the football team offers an escort service to those who fear walking alone. Ill bet thats one school that doesnt refer to its athletes as dumb jocks. Residents of one community simply fought back and kept the spark alive by turning on their porch lights. This simple act lowered the crime rate in their area by several percentage points. One resident pointed out that as a side effect of the lights, it seemed to her that the neighborhood as a whole was more cheerful. She also noticed that the people of the neighborhood seemed to take more evening walks. The crime rate drop makes sense. Where would you commit a robberyin a community that sits in the dark, or one that is well lit and people are actively moving about? Whenever you see the headlines saying the world is going to pieces, remember you are the one that has the glue to put it back together again. Look for ways to stand up for your values. If you do not like what you see on television, pick up your pen and write the sponsors. If you are on the Internet, you can quickly dash off an e-mail to many of the sponsors that will get to them before the program is even over. What groups can you join to help amplify your voice and effort? How about churches, Neighborhood Watch, or other such organizations that are proactive? The American dream is more alive than ever before. We are closer to true equality then any time in history. But the battle is not over. For the dream to continue, the spark must stay alive. You are the keeper of the flame.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: The Keeper of the Flame 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.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 Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers TECO group tackles the tough jobsMary & Martha House would like to thank TECO/South Hillsborough Operation Center volunteers for the generous donation of their time and talents on Wednesday, October 10, at one of the transitional homes. The grueling work included laying sod, trimming trees, tree removal, shoveling fill dirt throughout the yard for leveling. In the Florida heat, they removed brick pavers, painted fences, pressure-washed the house, and cleaned its gutters. With a volunteer heart, this group didnt even react when told the pallets of sod had to be transported from the drop off location and all the debris needed to be loaded and disposed of. They came with trucks and trailers and took care of all our needs as part of the Hands-On Suncoast Project sponsored by United Way of Tampa Bay. The Mary & Martha House operates Emergency and Transitional Housing programs serving abused and homeless women and children throughout all of Hillsborough County.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 5 $595$995 Fall Special 2 Dinners For$1995 Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolCorr Elementary School celebrated its Terrific Kids for doing whats right on Nov. 2. PreK: Reinaldo Perez-Gomez and Henry Barahona. Kindergarten: Juliana Alvarez, Rena Malcolm, Shelby Adkins, Kayleyona Dennis, Akilah Allen, Nevaeh Joiner and Destoni Stokes. 1st Grade: Franklin Diaz, David Delgado, Darien Osorio, Evelyn Gallegos, Diego Roblero, Dominic Rodriguez, Brianna Colome, Sarah OSullivan and Elias Cortez-Zuzack. 2nd Grade: Kameron Scott, Sasha Santiago-Casillas, John Alvarez, Emma McHenry, Hailey Orcutt, Lexy Palmer and Gianna Vitelli. 3rd Grade: Iseal Iturriaga, Antonio Rios, Lorena Araujo, Faythe Thorton, SaNiyah Murray, Patrick Pittard, Osvaldo Garcia and Timothy Mills. 4th Grade: Jonathan Perez, Zoey Kennedy, Kayla Grey, Rachelle Difilippo, Abigail Sexton, Nathan Cuevas and Adil Saleem. 5th Grade: Ilee Coleman, Ethan Sisouphone, Michelle Hand, Jessika Tellier, Atayla Garza, Teegan Hernandez and Mackenzie Gutierrez.Join the social at Manatee RV Nov. 17The Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the park hall, 6302 U.S. 41 South. Music will be provided by Dave Harris. The public is invited for this event, which has a $5 per person donation. BYOB. Ice will be provided. The Manatee RV Park is 7 miles south of Ruskin (or 4 miles north of I-275) on U.S. 41. For more information, contact J. Sullivan at (813) 649-9150.Giant yard sale set for Nov. 16-17A two-day yard sale, sponsored by the Laureate Zeta Pi sorority, will take place at 411 W. College Ave. in Ruskin, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 &17. The sorority is a chapter of the international group Beta Sigma Phi, a social and cultural organization that incorporates service as part of its activities. The next meeting of the sorority is Thursday, Dec. 20, and the chapter is seeking new members. Anyone who would like more information on the group should call (813) 641-1880. Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific KidsThe following students were recognized by their peers and teachers as outstanding examples of enthusiastic students: Antonius Brown, Jeanette Gonzales-Vargas, Ciclaly Hidalgo, John Grimshaw, Kinverlin Pena, Ty Jay Brown, Jahira Anayiesze-Morillo, Tristan Perkins, Diangely Sanchez, Hunter Eargood, Estefany Mendoza-Tellez, Teagan Horvath, Hailey Watson, Pedro Lemus, Hailey Sturgeon, Joshua Glover, Octavio Reyes, Kaylee Meyers, Arrianna Lopez, Courtney Sumner, Hailey Ammons, Allyson Catledge, Jacqueline Capilla-Alvarado, Victoria New, Anthony Arroyo, Hailey Aguilar, Amir McNiel, Joseph Steadman, Shianne Chmura, Autumn Hauck, Sergio Merida, Hailey Gillette, Nayeli CanoSanchez and Skylar Humphreys. Holiday in the Park comes to Apollo BeachCelebrate the holidays at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center. This free event features holiday music from 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Santa arrives at 8 p.m., and will give free toys to all children 12 and under. The Apollo Beach Recreation Center is located at 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. This event is hosted in partnership with the Apollo Beach Focus Group and Friends of the County Parks. For more information, contact the Apollo Beach Recreation Center at (813) 671-7635. Southshore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Baby Time Monday, Nov. 19, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Super Science Monday: Static Electricity Monday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-12 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273.3652. This is a school early-release Monday. Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:05 a.m. and at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.21, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or visit www.southshorefriends.com.

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6 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about body donations? With little money to spare, Im looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is free, not to mention it benefits medical research. Old and Poor Dear Old, If youre looking to eliminate your final farewell expense and help advance medical research, donating your body to science is a great option to consider. Heres what you should know. Body Donations Each year, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Americans donate their whole body, after death, to medical facilities throughout the country to be used in medical research projects, anatomy lessons and surgical practice. After using your body, these facilities will then provide free cremation which typically costs $600 to $3,000 and will either bury or scatter your ashes in a local cemetery or return them to your family, usually within a year or two. Here are a few other tidbits you need to know to help you decide on whether whole-body donation is right for you. Most programs require that you donate your whole body in its entirety. So if you want to be an organ donor, you wont qualify to be a whole body donor, too. Youll have to choose. If, for example, your body has been badly damaged in a car accident or if youre morbidly obese, you may not qualify. Most programs will pay to transport your body to their facility unless your body must be moved from out of state. Most programs wont allow you to donate your body for a specific purpose you give them the body and they decide how to use it. Most programs will allow your family to conduct any final services they wish before taking custody of your body, but they wont pay for it. Federal law prohibits buying bodies. What to Do If you do decide you want to donate your body, its best to make arrangements in advance with a body-donation program in your area. Most programs are offered by university-affiliated medical schools. To find one near you, the University of Florida maintains a list of U.S. programs and their contact information at www.med. ufl.edu/anatbd/usprograms.html. In addition to the medical schools, there are also a number of private organizations like Anatomy Gifts Registry (anatomicgift.com), BioGift (biogift.org) and Science Care (sciencecare.com) that accept whole body donations, too. If you dont have internet access, you can get help over the phone by calling the National Family Services Desk, which operates a free body-donation referral service during business hours at (800) 727-0700. Once you locate a program in your area, call and ask them to mail you an information/registration packet that will explain exactly how their program works. To sign up, youll simply need to fill out a couple of forms. But you can always change your mind by revoking your authorization in writing. After you have made arrangements, you then need to tell your family members so they will know what to do and who to contact after your death. Its also a good idea to tell your doctor and put your wishes in writing in your advance directives. These are legal documents that include a medical power of attorney and living will that spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for yourself If you dont have an advance directive, go to caringinfo.org or call (800) 658-8898, where you can get free state-specific forms with instructions to help you make one. 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.How to Save Money by Donating Your Body to ScienceTHE SAVVY SENIORDancing lights return for holiday season in Apollo BeachThose who were thrilled to see last years Christmas display in a private homes Apollo Beach front yard, will be pleased to hear that James and Dottie DeBusk are repeating the spectacular decorations. In fact, they are going even bigger this year, with over 100,000 lights (last year it was 70,000), a 20-foot mega tree with its own 20,000 lights, leaping arches, mini trees, a nativity scene and more. The DeBusk family works for months on their holiday display, programming the lights to Christmas music and straightening out the kinks. This year the Christmas Display will start Thanksgiving evening and will run until Jan. 6, 2013. Also this year the family will accept donations, giving all of the funds to St. Annes Catholic Church. The DeBusk home is at 486 Florida Circle North in Apollo Beach, at the corner of Fairfield Drive. To see part of last years display, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwi_46NDD_E.By Jim Miller Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 7 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2All pricing does not include sales tax EXCLUSIVE CALL NOW Limited Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the World of Princess Cruises.at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce 906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.RSVP requested (813) 634-3318 Flying blind in the voting booth%  penny@observernews.netThe 11 proposed amendments to the Florida State Constitution on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot were almost impossible to understand. As an avid reader and trained journalist with more than 40 years of writing and interviewing under my belt, I can say this with the utmost accuracy. I have written about ballot amendments many times before, and I have had trouble deciphering their meaning before, but never faced anything like the horror I experienced prior to Election 2012. Its a wonder even three of the 11 proposed amendments passed so few people could understand what they meant. Was it by chance that those that passed used more clarity than the rest, and used wording that included disabled veterans, death of military veterans and/or first responders, and low income seniors? After a study of the amendments that took me down a long list of county and state employees refusing to go on record, I can say IN MY OPINION...the three amendments that passed were the only ones I personally was able to finally understand by simply reading them. I decided to tackle the chore of finding out exactly what the amendments meant two weeks prior to Election Day purely on my own. I cant say anyone made me (or even asked me to) do it. When I saw my sample ballot in the mail, I was filled with a combination of anger and fear. Had we finally reached a point in our elections where somebody, somewhere did not want us to know what we were voting for (or against)? Immediately I called the Supervisor of Elections Office. I have known Earl J. Lennard for almost 30 years. I know hes an honest hardworking man. Yet all he could go on the record as saying was to give me an explanation as to why there was no Number 7. Number 7 was rewritten and became No. 8 by judges order, he explained. When I asked if he could help me understand the wording of the amendments, he said he could not, because under the law, his office could not aid anyone except to point them to the sample ballot in advance of the election so they could do their own research. But why? Isnt it the duty of the Elections Office to aid people in voting? As it turns out, its not. The Supervisor of Elections Office can only encourage people to vote. It can supply ballots, aid people in obtaining and filing their ballots, but it cannot explain anything. If we were to explain, then people could say we took a position, Lennard told me. He was able to point me to several places online that summarized the ballot amendments. What I found was, however, either slightly slanted words in the explanations (depending on whether the source encouraged passage or opposed the amendment) or, in the case of two sites, The League of Women Voters and the Collins Center for Public Policy, even the shortened versions used what I call $10 words and even then were not right on target to explain the entirety of what would occur if passed. Next I went to the County Attorneys Office. Surely lawyers retained by Hillsborough County could explain legalese. Debora Cromartie-Mincey, senior assistant county attorney pointed me to of all things: The League of Women Voters. They have an excellent website, she told me in an email after I had spoken to her on the phone and received a promise I would get an email from her that day. But the email was disappointing. When I got it, I quickly hit reply. I have already visited that website before I called your office, I explained. Is there no one in the County Attorneys Office who can help me? A short while later, I was assured there was not. Since several of the issues concerned property taxes, I called the county property tax office to help me gain perspective. After contacting an old source I have dealt with many times over the years, I was sent to the Media Relations Office where a spokeswoman went over the wording of No. 9, which compared to the others, was relatively easy to understand. The problem was however, that No. 9, which did pass, only said it granted surviving spouses of military veterans and first responders homestead property tax relief. The ballot did not mention the words will pay no property tax or must have been a resident of the State of Florida Jan. 1 of the year they died or must remain in the home to be exempted and not remarry. These things were explained to me, however, in detail on the phone prior to the election and included in my story. But that meant the ballot explanation was incomplete. Since this was so hard to believe, I asked the exact terms, and even posed the question, so this means they will pay no property tax? After calling several people to the phone I received a hesitant yes (they would pay no tax) and they also explained the conditions which state that the surviving spouse must stay in the exempted home and not remarry to qualify for the exemption. After the amendment passed, the condition about being a resident Jan. 1 of the year of death appeared in the explanation of what passed in several See FLYING BLIND, page 13X

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8 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Sales Every Day!NOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine FREE ADMISSION Stone Beads Findings Crystal Spheris Jewelry Pearls Cabs Points AURA Phots Show Times Fri., Nov. 23 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun City Center Inn 809 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 FREE ADMISSION Village Shoppes Flea MarketVENDORS WELCOME AIR CONDITIONED US 41 I-75 674McDonalds19th Avenue NEApollo Beach Ruskin SCC VILLAGE SHOPPES (old K-Mart) RD TACKLE LOWESTPrices Anywhere! (813) 641-791110 a.m. 5 p.m. Fri., Sat. & Sun.Designs by ChristinaHandpainted Gifts for Home, Garden and Holiday.Come paint with us!Learn to paint for fun and gift giving. One class will surprise you.CHRISTINA SNELL O.S.C.I. 954-290-2284 Childrens Christening and Pageantry Clothing and Accessoriesfor the month of NovemberLarge Supply of Full Equipped Bead Shop(813) 293-2442Booth open Wed. thru Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RestaurantA little corner of Italy in Ruskin!Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday813-645-5351Lunch Special$6.95FREE Soda with Lunch Special 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Expires 11/28/12 + tax Saved from crusher, now a prize winner When Don Wheeler first saw his 1963 Ford Falcon convertible, it was a rusty hulk settling into the earth behind a barn in New Jersey and destined for the scrap yard. Seven years and a lot of work later, it is a Ruby Red gem and Roamin Oldies cruiser of the month. When Don moved to Myakka City three years ago, the Falcon came along and the restoration work continued. That included much new sheet metal and floors, and a new custom interior. In place of the old inline six, he installed a somewhat enhanced Ford 302 V8, automatic transmission, an upgraded rear end and power front disc brakes. Don got an early exposure to auto mechanics working in his dads independent repair shop, and was helped with the Falcon restoration by his own son and a few friends. The next Roamin Oldies cruise-in will be a special Christmas show, to collect gifts for local children who might otherwise go without. It will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US41. (Rain date is December 13.) Entry for show cars is $5 plus a new unwrapped gift. There is no charge for spectators. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are expected, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.Im almost done packing. But that is the least I have to do to get ready to go on our annual pilgrimage to the Keys for Thanksgiving week. I have to prepare for Thursdays monthly Chamber luncheon and Board meeting, and get a jump on anything that is scheduled for next week while Im gone. On the home front, the babysitter for the feline twins must be secured, laundry done, and prescriptions filled. Oh, and I need to get a haircut Meanwhile, sometime Friday night, Husband will pull out some jeans, shorts and shirts, throw them into a duffle bag and be ready to hit the highway. He will do this confident that everything else is taken care of. We may have skimped on several things this year, but we never skimp on our annual trek to paradise. I was asked the other day why we choose one of the most familyoriented days of the year to escape off by ourselves to dine with locals in Marathon. Its simple. We are thankful for each other and this is our special time together. No big expense for food. No hours spent trying to get all the dishes ready and hot at the same time. No mess to clean up. No worrying about Uncle Max getting tipsy and hitting on Cousin Sams wife. We get to bypass the sibling rivalries and nosy questions from Aunt Bev. No kids will put a permanent stain in the carpet and no one will fight over leftovers. Instead, we stay in a beautiful condo with a fabulous tiki bar, the Sombrero Lounge. We have a whole week to see all of the tourist destinations and sip exotic drinks at the base of the Seven Mile Bridge. Ill have hours to work all of the crossword puzzles in the books I bought from Merle Reagle at the Expo last week and Husband will laze around the lagoon and keep his Facebook page updated. Well take the bus into Key West (only $3 per person!) and do the Duval Crawl. After a beer or three well catch the sunset at Malory Square before catching the return bus back to Marathon. On Thanksgiving Day, Ill watch the Macys Day parade and amble over to the tiki bar to watch football. Well either find a restaurant and have lobster or bring a dish to the local Turkey Day Pot Luck at the marina. Weve done both and always have a great time. The evening will end with karaoke back at the Sombrero and maybe even a midnight swim in the pool. And no Black Friday shopping at 4:00 in the morning. Just sleeping late and buying more shells at the trinket store. So, enjoy your turkey and stuffing and tag football in the backyard. Hug Uncle Max for us and make the kids help with the dishes. Husband and I will hoist a beer to you at sunset and let the busboy take away the dirty dishes. And if youre burned out on turkey, I might bring some leftover lobster home to you.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: The Keys are callingDon Wheeler with his prize winning 1963 Ford Falcon. Business slow? Advertise in one of or all three of our Publications.We cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 9 Informative Lecture SeriesSkin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThursday, Nov. 15 or Nov. 29 | 4:00 p.m. 4002 SCC Blvd. Unit 102 Sun City Center Call (813) 634-1455 to reserve your spot.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. / Michael G. Caruso, M.D. / Leslee Baute, P.A. 4002 S un Cit y C enter B lvd., U nit S un Cit y C enter FL 33573 www.theskincan cercenters.com Eve rything you wanted to kno w about SKIN CANCER, but w ere afraid to ask. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$695sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.50Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-8119 American Victory goes to seaBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netA number of coastal cities have floating museums, ships that once saw military service but have since been mothballed and are now floating reminders of the past. Tampa is included in that roster of cities with SS American Victory, a World War II merchant marine ship, docked in the Channelside District near the Florida Aquarium. American Victory, however, has managed a different course from many of her museum peers: she remains fully operational. On Saturday, hundreds walked up the gangplank to board the ship and prepared to sail aboard for the Relive History Cruise. It was to be a three-hour cruise through Tampa Bay, with a stop to pay final respects for an at-sea burial of ashes. SS American Victory, laden only with passengers and no cargo or munitions, rose far out of the water, exposing the enormous propellers with each revolution. That, however, didnt stop the old ship from exceeding nine knots as it departed Tampa. Cruises aboard American Victory typically depart once or twice a year with the remainder of the year spent as a fascinating and wellmaintained dockside museum. For information about the ship visit www.americanvictory.org.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSS American Victory, a World War II era merchant marine vessel plied the waters of Tampa Bay on Saturday. Although loaded with passengers, lacking munitions and cargo, the ship sat high in the water exposing the props. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSWith the return of the snowbirds comes the return of the monthly Cool Car Cruise-In at the Dog House and More at 204 Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Held the first Saturday of each month, the event attracts some of the coolest cars cruising the streets of South Hillsborough. For more information, search for The Dog House and More on Facebook.Classic cars cruise back into the Dog House

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10 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 ADV A NCED TREA TMENT FOR HEA RT V A LVE DISEA SEHeart valve disease affects your health and keeps you from enjoying activities you love. When you are diagnosed with heart valve disease, turn to The Valve Institute at Manatee Memorial Hospital for individualized, compassionate care from a team that specializes in: Heart Valve Repair Heart Valve Replacement Valve Clinic Hybrid Catheterization LabPhysicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Memorial Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. www.manateememorial.com206 Second Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208For more information, please call 941.745.7572. The Valve Institute at Manatee Memorial Hospital Is Here for You ROBOTIC SUR GERY COMES TO THE RANCH M AKO plasty with R obotic Arm technology eliminates guesswork in hip and knee surgeriesSmaller incisions Reduced blood loss Improved surgical outcomes Less scarring Faster recovery time shorter hospitalization For information please call 941.782.BONE (2663).Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Music, Honor and Remembrance mark Veterans Day in SCCBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netIt began as Armistice Day in the aftermath of World War 1, in which hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954, the day became known as Veterans Day to honor all veterans who have served the nation. Decades later, those who served were honored, celebrated and remembered at Community Hall in Sun City Center. The procession of speakers and honorees was lead by a drummer and included Commander Ed Socha (US Navy-Ret), a veteran from the attack on Pearl Harbor. The East Bay JROTC provided the color guard and music was provided by the Trinity Singers. LTC Paul Wheat (US Army-Ret) provided the introduction and the keynote speaker was Dr. Nicholas J. Steneck, M.A., PhD, assistant professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. TAPs was played by bugler Rev. James Feist, the invocation and benediction were provided by Dr. Ron Churchill of Trinity Baptist Church with the musical postlude provided by Jeff Norman of Fletcher Organ Studios. Officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and State Senator Ronda Storms were in attendance as special guests. The event, A Tribute to Our Communitys Veterans, was sponsored by the combined military veterans organizations in the community. It was a day of remembrance for those veterans still among us, a day of gratitude for service, sacrifice and the nation. On Veterans Day and on every day, thank you veterans for your sacrifice and for keeping this nation free.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSDrummer Robert Lohr (USMC) leads the procession of guests into the ceremony. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThousands of area residents turned out for the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 Fall Business Expo on Nov. 8. The free event featured offerings from area businesses ranging from financial services to fishing charters. This years event featured book signings by Col. Oliver North and Merl Reagle, creator of Sunday Crosswords. For information about the Chamber, visit www.suncitycenterchamber.org.SCC Business Expo a success

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No, I have a sample ballot in front of me. I need someone to explain the wording as I do not understand it. Im sorry maam. All we can do is supply you with a sample ballot, the voice who would not give her name answered. Now wondering what the average voter would do if they werent spending three whole days on a news story so they could understand the ballot, I went back to Mr. Lennard. He was able to shed a little bit more light and I knew if he was not prevented by law, hed have told me more. There were no petition efforts this year, he said. All the amendments came directly from the (Florida) Senate and House. So I went to the websites where the bills first originated in %  Tallahassee and followed their progression in PDF files online that told what words were taken out and what was substituted. I ran these links in my news story, knowing that perhaps one in every 100 readers might have the time to check them out. So I, who crafts words to make a living, set out with my magnifying glass to read each word in every proposed amendment. I poked along, calling this person and that and finally getting some help from an aide in County Commissioner Sandra Murmans office. But this was not the job of a County Commissioners aide. He was only helping me parse out the words and try to figure out why saying yes really meant no as in Amendment No. 1. The most confusing amendment by far was No. 8, which before the Supreme Court justices ruling, had been No. 7. (As if that in itself wasnt confusing enough.) Called the Religious Freedom Act No. 8 had nothing to do with religious freedom. The first five lines of the proposed amendment talked about religious freedom. Why, wouldnt just about everyone want that? that no individual or entity would be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief Sounds like its about religious freedom, right? Well, by the time my magnifying glass and I made it to the bottom line, I realized this amendment was talking about removing the existing ban on vouchers for religious schools. A yes vote meant you were in favor of removing the Constitutional prohibition for state funding of any institution owned or run by a religious denomination. My problem is not with the state paying for or not paying for anything to do with religious denominations. My problem is with yes meaning a prohibition or in other words, no. Using double-negatives is an attempt to confuse. Shame, shame. State legislators, shame. Our government should never aim at confusion and that is just what these legislative-written amendments did. Take No. 5 for instance. Did it ask us outright if we wanted to move judicial powers to the legislative branch of government? Wait a minute, did that ask if we want to give the legislators who wont even write a clear proposed amendment power that now lies in the hands of judges on the bench? Yes voters, it did. And No. 10: the exemption on personal property. That doesnt mean personal? No, this amendment was about businesses. How did I know that? It didnt use the word businesses on the ballot anywhere. But I found out from the property tax office that businesses are the only ones who pay the tax listed in No. 10 the tangible personal property tax. This column could not be written until after the election because it is not the purpose of this newspaper to influence the vote. The story about the amendments was written to aid voters in understanding what lay before them. Many have written and told me it did. But that is not the question now. The voting is over, and there is much to be said about the way legislators wrote the amendments. It would behoove (yes, occasionally I will use a $5 word) us to use our individual and collective voices to tell our legislators what we think of the phrasing they used on our ballots. Just say No! to their legalese. Tell them we deserve better. books available on site for new volunteers.Besides her job as a host, Anne sews aprons, bonnets and period clothing with a group who craft the apparel worn by volunteers and also sell it in the General Store at the Cracker Country museum display. Cracker Country is open for 10 weeks in the fall, 10 weeks in the spring and the 12 days of the annual State Fair, which will be held beginning Feb. 7. Besides this, about 18,000 youth of all ages, but mostly elementary school age from Pinellas, Pasco, Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties, take guided tours throughout the year. While there, the youths experience churning butter and tasting cane syrup. Theyre shown how the syrup is made, hear how children their age lived 100 years ago, experience the type of chores they did to help their family with daily life, and get to see what the typical buildings of the era looked like. All told, its quite an experience. Upon entry into the circular Cracker Country complex, visitors cross over a wooden bridge. When you cross this bridge, you step back in time to 100 years ago, said Anne Paige as she led a group of second graders from the First Baptist Christian Academy of Brandon to the historic Carlton House. As they crossed the bridge, children expressed themselves out loud. I wonder if Laura Ingalls Wilder is around here? one girl asked. Wow! Everythings made out of wood! exclaimed a boy. Its not like our town, one wideeyed boy said as he lingered at the rear of the line just looking around. The docents show visitors the 13 original buildings moved to the exhibit from around the state and explain their heritage. Some days a newspaper is printed on an antique press. Wood carving, blacksmithing and candle-making are all part of the exhibit at various times. One day in early November, Pauline May was demonstrating how string was dipped into wax to make candles that served as a homes only light. Fascinated youths from Brandon watched in awe. You mean that was their only light? one boy asked. Jennifer Becker, museum program supervisor explained the age and history of the buildings. The Carlton House was built in 1885 by Albert and Martha Carlton and donated as a museum by their descendants in 1978. Other buildings were acquired later. The museum has both men and women docents and guides along with people who volunteer to demonstrate a particular skill, like crafting or quilting or gardening. If somebody has an interest in a particular craft or activity, we can find a place for them (to volunteer), Jennifer said. Sabrina Permuth works in human resources for the Fair Authority but was on hand on the museum grounds to encourage new people to volunteer. We could use many more people, she said. Cracker Country is under the (State) Fair Authority but receives no State dollars. We really need dedicated volunteers to help interpret Florida history. Fifteen new people will also be needed to rotate in the Cracker Cow Rodeo Artifact Exhibit being brought from Miami before the opening of the next State Fair. Besides scheduled tour times listed on line, groups of 10 or more persons may set up a private guided tour by calling Jennifer at (813) 627-4225 or emailing her at Jennifer.Becker@freshfromflorida. org. More information is available on line at www.crackercountry.org.Cracker Country% 

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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 Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to a sales representative. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The world knows that the few are more than the many. Rabindranath Tagore Area Obituaries Robert S. Griffith, 82, of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away November 9, 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ethel; a son, Gregg S. (Irene R.) Griffith;two daughters, Donna R. Barbarise and Beverly A. Griffith; a brother, Jim Griffith; five sisters, Nancy Strickland, Rachel (Steven) Stauder, Carolyn (Jim) Breisler, Kaye Nichols and Marion Donley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive. Interment with Military Honors will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Elizabeth RankinElizabeth Bette Rankin, 90 of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sun City Center Hospice House. Born in Irvington, NJ, Bette was a retired Corporate Secretary who spent time in North Carolina and California before she retired to Sun City Center. Bette was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and a member of the bereavement committee, before she became ill. Bette was preceded in death by her husband Russell in 2001 and a brother Henry, October 13, 2012. Survivors include three nephews in Florida, sisterin-law Bernadeen Schaible in Florida and two cousins in Pennsylvania. A Funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Sandra Kay RobertsSandra Kay Roberts, 64, of Wesley Chapel, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. She was born on January 3, 1948, in Carroll, Iowa, to the late Byron and Esther Schlotzhauer. She moved to Hillsborough County in 1977 and spent most of her professional life working within the insurance industry. An icon of her family, she will be remembered for her huge heart, infectious smile, unwavering love of her family, immense appreciation of her friends, and her positive mental attitude. Sandra is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rick Roberts; her sister Patricia (Jim) Hurlbutt; half-brothers Joseph (Barbara) Schlotzhauer, Timothy (Roxanne) Schlotzhauer, and Randy (Theresa) Merchant; sons Michael (Laura) Williams and Cory (Shirleen) Forrester; Niece Tracy (Roger ) Pettee; grandchildren Melissa and Melanie Williams, Jordan and Joshua Forrester; great grandchildren, Alayah Williams and Dean Koeber Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m. at the home of Joe and Barb Schlotzhauer, 218 13th St NW, Ruskin, FL 33570. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. 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 Unity Community Church offers annual Thanksgiving dinnerMembers and friends of United Community Church are invited to share in the holiday at its Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 at noon in the Great Hall. This delicious catered home-style buffet dinner will be prepared by Sun Coast Catering (Laura Schuler) and is open to the public. The menu includes Thanksgiving salad, hand-carved whole roasted turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked ham with mashed sweet potatoes, green beans and jellied cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, coffee and cold drink, and dessert. The cost of the dinner is $14 per person, and tickets are sold in the Church Office Monday through Friday. The last day for reservations is Tuesday, Nov. 20. All are invited to this event and are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors.Chanakah and gifts: Enjoy both at Temple Beth Israel in Sun City CenterThis is the time when calendars only have two more months before the page is turned to next year. Everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming holidays, and that means sharing some good times with families and friends. Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center has many events planned to fill these two remaining months, including its annual Chanakah party, hosted by the Sisterhood and the Mens Club. It will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at the Temple. Yummy House will provide a Chinese dinner with several different dishes to choose from. A highlight of the meal will be the famous Millstein Latkes, served with all the trimmings. Reservations should be in by Dec. 3. Contact Marsha Fader at (813) 633-9736. Holiday-themed gifts The Judaica Shop at the Temple is filled with unusual gifts for the Chanakah holiday. Shoppers will find a variety of menorahs, plates, key chains, and a unique array of metal sculptures and ceramic pieces by the renowned artist, Gary Rosenthal. The shop is located in the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. in SCC. It is open the third Monday morning of every month, 10 a.m. till noon. If those hours are not convenient, call Elayne Grossman at (813) 634-9993, to make an appointment.All jazz fans are invited tomorrowFriday, Nov. 16 is another day for sharing jazz from 2 to 4 p.m. in the South Social Room of Kings Point Main Clubhouse. All jazz lovers in SCC and KP are invited, and there is no charge. For more information, call Bill Ferron at (813) 938-3571 or email him at bferron2@tampabay. rr.com. 14 NOVEMBER 15, 2012

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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. Free Thanksgiving meal for all offered at United Methodist Church The South Shore Big GiveThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, in cooperation with Beanies Restaurant and local businesses, will offer a free Thanksgiving meal to share Gods love with our community. The traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings will be available in Creason Hall on the church campus at noon on Thanksgiving Day. Meals will be available for takeout and delivery upon request. Call the church office, (813) 634-2539, by Friday, Nov. 16 to make Thanksgiving plans with the United Methodist Church.Christian Science Church holds Thanksgiving serviceFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center welcomes all to its annual Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, when we pause to reflect and give gratitude for blessings we have received. Readings of thanksgiving and gratitude will be from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Thanksgiving proclamation by the President of the United States will be read. The service will provide time for expressions of gratitude by individuals in the congregation. No collection will be taken. Readers will be Lynn Knapp and Betty Kuemmerling; soloist, Betty Bishop; and organist, Shirley Bengston, all of Sun City Center. The Church is located at 204 Second St. NW in Ruskin. For further information, call (813) 633-6459. What a surprise! Smack dab in the middle of rehearsing for their Christmas Concert, the Womens Chorus was joined by Santa, his helpers and reindeer.SCC Womens Chorus offers free Christmas concert for the holidayFor anyone who ever went dashing through the snow, heard sleigh bells ringing or watched chestnuts roasting on an open fire: theres no better way to rekindle those memories than attending a Christmas concert. The Womens Chorus of Sun City Center is putting out the welcome mat and inviting all to attend its 49th Annual Christmas Concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb W on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. As always, the chorus presents A Christmas Concert as a free gift to all and no tickets are necessary. Throughout the years, the Womens Chorus has delighted audiences by performing a combination of traditional and eclectic holiday music sprinkled with a few surprises. The chorus wants the audience to be a part of the festivities, too, and will invite them to sing along with several selections. South Shore United Methodist has received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Centers Dr. Charles W. and Iona A. Mathias Fund for Backpacks on a Mission Outreach. Backpacks on a Mission is an outreach ministry of South Shore United Methodist Church that provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children, so that these children have food on Saturday and Sunday when they are not in school. Each weekend the children take home a backpack full of food containing supplies for meals and healthy snacks. On Monday, the children return the empty backpacks to their teachers. SSUMC volunteers then pick up the backpacks, return them to SSUMC, refill the backpacks, and return them to each teacher by the next Friday. Statistics show that nearly one out of three families in the Tampa area are struggling to put enough SCC Community Foundation awards $7,500 grant to Backpacks on a MissionBackpacks on a Mission Program Director Kathy McGartland with a young volunteer.food on their tables. Backpacks on a Mission is intended to help fill the gap for these families. SSUMC started Backpacks on a Mission in January 2012 and is currently serving two local school in the community. They are helping 40 children at this time. Free workshop at UMC: Surviving the holidaysSam Rorer will be leading a workshop, Surviving the Holidays, on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Through video experience and discussion, participants will meet Christian experts and others who have experienced the death of a loved one or another life tragedy. Facing the holiday season after a loss can be more difficult than friends and even family members realize. This Griefshare experience will help participants to not only survive the holidays, but find strength, healing and tools to move forward in the challenges of everyday living. For more information or to register, contact the UMC church office at (813) 634-2539. Fun Brigade welcomes back Homer NoodlemanHomer Noodleman will return to the United Community Church on Friday, Nov. 23 (the day after Thanksgiving) when the Fun Brigade sponsors a fun-filled evening. Starting at 7 p.m., Homer will wow the audience with his comedy, magic, impressions, and instrumental talents. Everyone is invited to this Holiday Show. United Community Church is located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Tickets are $5 each. NOVEMBER 15, 2012 15

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16 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Pictured from left: Nola Theiss, Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., and the Youth Prevention Programs ARTREACH and TIPS; Edmond Dubreuil, Founder and Executive Director of Community Mental Wellness Center, Natasha Nasicmento, Founder of Redefining Refuge, Laura Hamilton, Founder and President of Bridging Freedom, Judge Irene Sullivan, Retired Nationally recognized speaker and author of Raised by the Courtsand June M Wallace, Facilitator of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign against Human Trafficking.Event raises awareness of human trafficking in Tampa Bay regionOn Saturday, Nov. 3, the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking hosted a White Ribbon Against Pornography event to educate the community about the dangers of pornography and its connection to the human trafficking business. The event was held at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and featured speakers from organizations ranging from the non-profit Morality in the Media to the Tampa Bay Area FBI. The presenters spoke about the growing problem of human trafficking and the role that pornography plays in fueling the pandemic of child sex trafficking. Tampa is identified as 5th on the list of U.S. cities with the highest concentration of child sex trafficking. The seminars promoted awareness, advocacy, and action, as well as the community responsibility to respond. The speakers also discussed what could be done to protect the community and teen runaway population from being impacted by this crime. The entire program was also offered in Spanish. We are very encouraged by the success of this event, says June Wallace, Facilitator for the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking. We were able to educate attendees on the negative effects of pornography and the growing human trafficking epidemic in our community. For more information on the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking, call (813) 419-4053. On Nov. 30, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., South Bay Hospital will host a Community Health Fair and Open House to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The event will take place in the hospital cafeteria and will feature free health screenings and cake. Originally named Sun City Regional Medical Center, the facility was initially designed to be a branch of Blake Medical Center. It first opened its doors to the public on Nov. 20, 1982 for a dedication ceremony. The first patient was admitted on Dec.3, 1982. Once the doors were officially opened, the hospital filled up quickly, showing the pent-up demand for a medical facility in the South Shore area. The facility soon evolved into its own state-of-the-art hospital and changed its name to HCA Sun City Hospital in 1986. And in 1989, the hospital began an 11,000-square-foot expansion and renamed itself South Bay Hospital, to better represent the hospitals regional influence. Although we have gone through a few name changes over the years, our mission has always been the same, says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. We are committed to being the best community hospital and providing the highest level of care. We look forward to many more years of caring for our community. For more information about the 30th Anniversary Celebration, or to learn more about South Bay Hospital, call (813) 634-0496. South Bay Hospital celebrates 30 years of caring on the South ShoreSouth Bay Hospital recently participated in a groundbreaking study that concluded that using antimicrobial soap and ointment on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients reduces bloodstream infections, including methicillinresistant staphylococcusaureus (MRSA), by 44 percent. The study, known as Randomized Evaluation of Decolonization Versus Universal Clearance to Eliminate (REDUCE) MRSA, was a collaborative effort between South Bay Hospitals parent company, HCA, the Centers for Disease Control and Nominations still open for 2013 Hillsborough County Womens Hall of FameThe deadline to nominate an outstanding woman for the 2013 Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame is fast approaching. Nominations are due on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women will select up to three exceptional women for the 2013 Class of the Womens Hall of Fame. Inductees may also be honored posthumously. The Commission on the Status of Women created the Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the betterment of life for residents of Hillsborough County in areas such as business, education, philanthropy, military and public service. Thirteen women have now been inducted. Nomination forms are available online at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/WHOF or by calling Brandon Wagner, Commission on the Status of Women at (813) 276-2640. The induction ceremony will be held March 28, 2013, at the Tampa Convention Center.Grant from Interfaith Council helps Cypress Creek Elementary SchoolAt a recent meeting of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council, Roy Moral, Principal of Cypress Creek Elementary School, thanked members for a $6,000 grant received earlier this year that was used to help fund a project called Enrich, Extend, Empower.This project was designed to provide students with engaging activities that stimulate and enrich their lives. Supporting various clubs such as the Chess Club, Robotics Club and a South Shore History Club, the grant was used to purchase equipment, fund activities for the clubs and keep them ongoing. Moral and his staff have provided many opportunities for students to benefit from out-ofschool organized activities. With approximately 84% of his students considered to live below the poverty line, Moral spoke about the impact of those club activities. He also expressed gratitude for the Nearly New Shop and told how the gently used merchandise available at the shop has helped parents of his students as well as workers at the school. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hardworking volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For more information about the Interfaith Council and the grants process, visit its website at: www. interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter. com. SCC Interfaith Council President Jay Sparkman, left, with Cypress Creek Elementary Principal Roy Moral and Pat Pelton, Vice President of the IFC.PHOTO COMPLIMENTS OF PATRICIA MACFARLANEAvoid headaches this holiday seasonAdvice from the Better Business BureauMany retailers rolled out their layaway plans for the holidays a month earlier than last year. Some are even offering additional incentives to use the layaway option, such as cutting fees and increasing the number of items eligible for layaway. But the Better Business Bureau is warning that putting an item on layaway could result in some costly shopping blunders. The layaway concept dates back to the Great Depression, when cashstrapped families found the idea of paying for items on a monthly or weekly basis attractive. The concept lost its luster in the days of easy credit, but it has been revived and proved popular recently. Additionally, third-party businesses have sprung up, offering online layaway plans between customers and retailers. Consumers can create and manage a payment schedule within their budget and make periodic payments to the third-party layaway service provider. Once the item is fully paid for, the business buys the item from the retailer and ships it to the customer. BBB advises: Before signing a layaway contract, make sure you can actually come up with the money to pay for the products. Unlike outstanding credit card debt, which will just accumulate interest, failure to pay your layaway means you dont just lose the product, but also any fees you may have paid. Ask the company for a written contract and read it carefully. Contracts should include when payments must be made and what happens if a payment is late. Some stores only hold items for a specific number of months, and then redistribute them for re-sale. Be sure your items will be placed in a secure area until all payments are made, so they wont be sold to other customers. What happens if you change your mind and decide not to purchase the item? Be sure to check if refunds are available. Boaters: winter manatee zones take effect Nov. 15The Tampa Bay Manatee Awareness Coalition reminds boaters that several slow speed zones go into effect Thursday, Nov. 15 in Tampa Bay to protect manatees that will be gathering near area power plants as water temperatures fall. As many as 350 manatees are expected to spend all or part of the winter months in Tampa Bay and its tributaries. When water temperatures consistently drop below 68 degrees, the majority of the animals will be in or near Tampa Electric Companys Big Bend power plant near Apollo Beach. Through Nov. 2, 12 manatees have already been killed by watercraft in Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas counties. Statewide, 306 manatees have died already this year, 73 as a result of collisions with boats. Manatees are most in danger of being hit by boats when in waters less than 6 feet deep that contain underwater seagrass meadows where the animals feed and rest. These flats, and their deeper edges, are popular with anglers as well as manatees. Several slow-speed zones or combustion-motor exclusion zones will be in effect from Nov. 15 to March 31. In Hillsborough County, the zones are as follows: A No Entry zone is in effect from Nov. 15 March 31 in the waters immediately south of the discharge canal at TECOs Big Bend power plant near Apollo Beach, where the vast majority of manatees in Tampa Bay seek refuge when water temperatures fall below 68 degrees. An Idle Speed Zone is in place from Nov. 15 March 31 for waters south of the Apollo Beach No Entry area, generally east of the Hammerhead portion of Apollo Beach and north of Apollo Beach Blvd. A year round slow speed zone is in effect south of the Courtney Campbell Causeway near Rocky Point from the shore out to the 6-foot depth and extending to Old Port Tampa south of the Gandy Bridge. Marked channels into Culbreath Isles allow speeds of 25 mph. A year round slow-speed zone is in effect from the shore to the 6-foot depth from the mouth of the Alafia River south to the Manatee County line, except for marked channels into Apollo Beach, Bahia Beach and into the Cockroach Bay boat ramp which allow on-plane speeds. Maps of most of the zones can be downloaded at http://myfwc.com/ manatee/data/mapref.htm. To report an injured or dead manatee, or an on-water violation, call 1-888-404FWCC (3922). If you do hit a manatee while boating, please report it! The sooner the animal is located and its condition is assessed, the better its chances for survival. You will not be cited for accidentally hitting a manatee as long as you were not violating any boating laws. Prevention (CDC), Harvard University and several other academic institutions. The study involved 43 HCA hospitals and nearly 75,000 patients located in 74 Adult ICUs. The results of the study were released recently at IDWeek, an annual meeting of infectious disease organizations. The results showed strong evidence that the widely used practice of Screening and Isolation for MRSA are not as effective as Universal Decolonization, or treating all patients in the ICU setting with an ointment and antimicrobial soap. South Bay is part of MRSA prevention study

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 17 EQUAL HOUSING O PPORTUNITY EQUAL HOUSING O PPORTUNITY Riverside Club R.S.V.P Required. Hurry! Call (800) 889-9804. RiversideClubFlorida.com From US 41. East on Universal Dr. to Stephens Rd. Turn right to entrance on left WAS $108,000 NOW $74,900 WAS $149,000 NOW $99,999 WAS $179,900 NOW $122,900 FEA TUR ED M O DELS 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows REWARD$25,000For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglaries in Andalucia, Apollo Beach, on 9/8/12 and 9/21/12.Contact:Hillsborough County Sheriffs Ofce813-247-8200Expires 12/31/2012 Americas Carwash NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 11/30/12EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 11/30/12$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys Photo From Left to Right: William L. Soscia, M.D. David W. Shoemaker, M.D.Joshua W. Kim, M.D. William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENT, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. Laser Cataract Surgery RSVP: 941-925-2020CenterForSight.net/SeminarsAttend a FREE Seminar If cataracts cloud your vision, come learn about the worlds most advanced cataract solution Laser Cataract Surgery. This laser technique is a technological breakthrough that provides unmatched precision and accuracy. And its here for you today at Center For Sight. Southshore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12:15 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20 Collateral Relatives with Donna Murray Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. In this genealogy program, Donna Murray will discuss why its important to track down siblings for family history research. Donna Murray is an expert genealogist with more than 25 years of research experience. Co-sponsored by the South Bay Genealogical Society. eBooks for Tablets & SmartPhones Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download Elder Law Seminar Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors, including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed.Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or visit www.southshorefriends.com.

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18 NOVEMBER 15, 2012zeroed in on the parasitic eye infection known as river blindness spread by a small black fly, on trichiasis which causes eyelashes to turn inward, on schistosomiasis or snail fever spread by a parasite whose eggs tear internal organs, on malaria, the fever spread by mosquitoes, on lymphatic filariasis which can lead to grotesquely swollen limbs and on guinea worm disease, the ancient affliction that can produce worms three feet in length erupting painfully from the body through blisters on the skin. Today, however, Guinea worm disease is poised to become only the second ailment to be eliminated from the earth without vaccines or medications, Marsland asserted. And she demonstrated one of the low-tech methods used by The Carter Center to reduce the disease from 3.5 million cases in 1986 to 1,100 in 2011 a hand held, heavy duty straw with a fine mesh screen in one end and a whistle -like mouthpiece at the other that filters parasitic larvae from contaminated drinking water. Similarly, the center has helped protect untold numbers with distribution of bed nets that bar disease-carrying insects from sleeping families, Marsland noted. Campaigns to stamp out the common ailments also currently are ongoing in such places as Uganda and Niger, Ghana and Ethiopia, she added. The center, which played a prominent role in drafting the United Nations Declaration of Principles for International Observances, most recently also witnessed the 2011-2012 series of Egypts first free elections in the post-Hosni-Mubarak era. Led by Jimmy Carter himself, the delegation ultimately described the process an important step forward for the country and found shortcomings in some of its council election procedures. The center also observed November, 2011, elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, labeling them not credible and then monitored December, 2011, processes in Cote dIvoire, noting a generally peaceful voting environment, encouraging the government to pursue a dialogue of national reconciliation, then suggesting some election reforms. While most of The Carter Centers efforts are focused in poor and emerging nations outside U.S. borders, its mental health services advocacy led by Rosalynn Carter is America-based. The centers initiative tries to identify concrete action steps to improve both access to and quality of mental health care. Ott, the presentation host and a member of The Carter Centers Ambassadors Circle, is no stranger to humanitarian endeavors. The veterinarian founded C.A.R. E., the South Countys only no-kill animal shelter, maintains Ruskins dog park, has made several mission trips to Haiti and currently is an investor in a Haitian microlending cooperative which lends capital to island farmers in $40 increments, enabling them to produce a variety of crops for sale in the village market or in Portau-Prince. The reward, he said, is the joy that comes from giving. I dont expect to be repaid. His guests agreed. Before saying their good-byes, they donated or pledged a total of $7,500 to The Carter Center.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson 1 See MichelinMan.com for more details on the stop shorter benefits of specific MICHELIN brand passenger and light truck tires.2 See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 11/24/12. Void where prohibited. 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There are no guidelines for the imagess subject matter. Image must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. Winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. For more info, contact the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645-1366 or (813) 645-3808 or email apollobeachoffice@southshorechamberofcommerce.org. i Navy Seaman Recruit Edward J. Cochrane, a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Cochrane completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOMicrophone in hand, Dr. Hal Ott, (center) Ruskin veterinarian, fielded questions during The Carter Center presentation in his Apollo Beach home. Delita Marsland, (left) representative of the Atlanta-based humanitarian organization with a world-wide reach, provided an overview of its various programs which prompted Donald Pearson (right) AB businessman, to make a substantial pledge of support.

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TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton A few days of cold weather have dropped our water temperatures to about 60 degrees. This has put our focus on potholes and shallows for finding fish this week. Some fish have taken cover in the protected canals, with others finding the muddy bottoms of rivers to wait for warmer weather. Those with catches this week say they fished on high and low tides when the fish surfaced to eat. Kingfish were seen slowly moving in our waters this week. Most have moved south to warmer waters. As the colder weather and snow hits the northern states, they will again start migrating our way. Cobia are still in our waterways, but seem to have left the rivers and Gulf and are now playing around in the canal from the warm water flow of Tampa Electric near the Manatee Viewing Center. Good news for many is that the mullet are jumping in the canals this week, just in time for the holiday cookouts. One good thing about mullet is that you can feed a multitude of people with just one cast of the net. That is, if you read the water right and make a complete circle over a school. Veterans Day cookouts were outside with dinner on the grill and lots of fried mullet and hush puppies. The best fishing this week is in the shallows, as one might call Fall Shallows, it is Fall here, even though we have 80-degree weather most of the time. This is one waterway where you can fish the year round, Spring, Winter, Summer and Fall. Sheepshead are always waiting for an angler, at piers, bridges, wrecks and artifical reefs, regardless of the weather its a lean white-meated fish, ugly and boney but well worth cleaning and always good tablefare. Freshwater catches in private lakes and the waters of upper rivers gave some anglers great catches of catfish, panfish and a bass or two. Visiting Williams Park in Gibsonton this week, I found the parking lot was about threequarters full of boat trailers now that so many are back fishing. I couldnt help but notice a lot of pickup trucks without trailers and as I stayed around for a while I found that those pickups were driven by people owning kayaks. Talked with some anglers from Plant City, who said, It is very easy to swing off of I-75 to this launching pad. They own boats but the kayak doesnt take gas: You paddle along, forget your work and life is wonderful in a kayak. 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She is recovering fast from her wounds. Her broken jaw will take a bit longer to heal. Fortunately, her loving personality was unharmed by the attack. Luna is equally great with people and other dogs. Luna knows how to sit and goes nuts for a belly rub. As part of her adoption, Luna will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: August 1, 2012. A Parade to RememberX A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he was a rifleman during the Vietnam War, and later on became a rifleman trainer to officers who were heading off to do their tour in Vietnam. He has proudly been a member of close to 50 years of the American Legion in New Knoxville, Ohio, where he had once held the position of National Vice Commander. There is no twisting of his or his wifes arm to get them to come to the annual parade. They come to show their pride, and respect for those who have served in our armed forces throughout the decades, as so many others do as well. Dale and Kay, who have been friends for many years, were also in attendance and thoroughly enjoying themselves with cold drinks in-hand, sitting on their tailgate along with their 3x5 American flag attached to their truck, proudly waving in the light breeze. Dale has been a resident of Ruskin for nearly four decades and is a United States Army veteran himself who served as an engineer with the 3rd Armored Division. Kay has lived in this town for nearly 20 years. Kays favorite part of the parade is watching the ladies auxiliary color guard team. They both come to the parade every year, and dont have any plans of stopping. Watching the many young children in attendance proudly waving their American flags and interacting with the people riding on the fascinating floats is an enjoyment. These children are experiencing first-hand the many people who have fought for this great nation, and are recognizing not only the selfless contribution that these veterans have given, but the contributions of their families as well. Seeing their eyes grow big and watching their jaws drop as the participants in uniform come over to shake their hands and thank them for their support is priceless. There were plenty of candy and bead necklaces soaring through the air towards the attendees along the parade route. One young boy standing next to me was leaning; not to get a better look at what the next float was that was slowly approaching his location, but because of the dozen or more beaded necklaces he had dangling around his neck, yet he was loving every minute of what he was witnessing, and was still receiving more necklaces as I made my way down the parade route. 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6B NOVEMBER 15, 2012 WARREN RESEN,%  International TITUSVILLE, FL Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant & More in Titusville, Florida has a reputation that transcends the boundaries of earth, literally. The business was built on the back of a little crustacean, known as the peanut shrimp, at one time considered practically inedible. Today known as a rock shrimp its taste, according to fans, is similar to lobster (not chicken). It has become a delicacy because of a technique to clean and prepare it that Rodney Thompson and his family perfected one weekend at home in their kitchen. For the Thompsons, it has always been about the ocean and its bounty. Rodney, founder of Dixie Crossroads, built pleasure and commercial fishing boats in the 1950s and 60s in Port Canaveral and is credited with building the first commercial fiberglass shrimp boat. Laurilee Thompson, Rodneys daughter and current owner of Dixie Crossroads, was at one time possibly the only crewman (there was no political correctness back then) in the Atlantic longline fleet. Then when her father gifted her with the last boat from his commercial production line, she gathered a crew and went off on her own, fishing the Gulf and Atlantic. In January 1983 Rodney bought a small orange grove in Titusville, Florida and opened a restaurant using fiberglass coolers made in his ship building facility to keep the shrimp fresh. Customers used plastic forks, spoons and knifes. It was definitely not a white table cloth operation. In the years since its opening as a small 30 seat neighborhood restaurant, Dixie Crossroads has outgrown its humble beginnings and today can accommodate more than 450 people. Fresh caught seafood is the reason for its continued success, and then there are those sinfully delicious baskets of corn fritters, each one shaped like a golf ball. Laurilee estimates more than a million are consumed by patrons yearly. When you try a basket, youll know why. In the beginning Dixie Crossroads was the place to go for rock shrimp. Today it is more than that. Rock shrimp is just one of five species of domestic shrimp that are featured and every one of these five varieties has a different flavor profile. According to Laurilee, Rock shrimp just happens to be the most unusual. The selection of shrimp on our menu also features Royal Reds, Key West Pinks, Canaveral Whites, Florida Browns and Hoppers. ALL of the shrimp we serve at Dixie Crossroads are wild caught not farm raised. Approximately 90% of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. are farm raised, usually in foreign countries where growing conditions are often unregulated. Wild caught shrimp are firm and sweet and have a distinctive taste. They are not soft and tasteless like the farm raised variety that needs hot sauce for flavor, Ms. Thompson said. But then there is even more to the Dixie Crossroads menu then its famous shrimp. Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, and Wild Salmon as well as many varieties of fish are offered. For meat eaters there is organically raised beef and poultry. Dixie Crossroads original reputation was founded on serving Rock shrimp which looks like a miniature rock lobster tail. It was difficult and time consuming to clean. They were considered a by-product of a catch, used for bait or tossed back, except for the few brought home for personal consumption. While hand cleaning a batch of rock shrimp in their family kitchen that Rodney had bought for home consumption, the Thompsons discovered an easier way to clean these delicious little crustaceans, making it economical to serve in a restaurant. The rest is history. The motto of Dixie Crossroads is Buy American. The Thompson family promotes the interests of American fishing fleets, American fishermen and American products. However, they occasionally have to buy products from other sources when a particular variety is not available in local waters. Their horizon has grown beyond the boundaries of Floridas waters and today reaches to all corners of North America. But the seafood they serve is always wild caught. Dixie Crossroads was named, not as many think for the South, but for the nearby roadway with a similar name, Dixie Highway. It was NASA and the Space Shuttle program at nearby Cape Canaveral that helped the restaurant take off and earn an international and out-of-thisworld reputation. In its heyday, NASAs visitors and employees were regular patrons of Dixie Crossroads in nearby Titusville. Engineers, scientists, politicians, foreign dignitaries, reporters, personalities and of course astronauts came to what was undeniably the best place to eat in the area and big enough to accommodate large groups. NASA would literally take over the restaurant, exposing it to a world-wide audience. When Americas astronauts landed on the moon would it be unrealistic to think that they might have carried with them thoughts of the restaurants corn fritters? Was it really a golf ball that was whacked on the Moon or a golf ball sized corn fritter from Dixie Crossroads? The Dixie Crossroads Restaurant in Titusville, Florida, has an out-of-this-world reputation and continues to attract patrons from far and wide. An out-of-this-world restaurant: Dixie Crossroads Cape Canaveral Special: 1 dozen shrimp, 2 dozen rock shrimp, and 1/4 pound of scallops First Steppers and Beginners Wednesdays 11 am to Noon Intermediate and Advanced Wednesdays 12:15 to 1:15 pm*Limited to the rst 30 people for each classJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Proudly WelcomesTEACHING FREE WEEKLY LINE DANCE CLASSESClasses Run Weekly at theJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Classes Every Wednesday! REGISTER NOW* DAR LENE Time to Dust off Yer Dancing Boots!

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7BNoOVemberEMBER 15, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 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 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 310 GaraARAGeE /Yard ARD saSALeE 105 PersonaERSONALWe Moved V Village Plaza Beauty SSalon, 16621 Hwy 301 SS. SSame plaza different suite 109. 813-634-5044, Come see Kim & G Gloria.Have YYou Fallen by the outdoor CAA pool in SSun City Center? IIf so, please call DDoug. at 813-634-3907 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 280 PetsETSWalk The Walk Pet sitting by LLinda. Caring & reasonable. RReferences provided. 813-6774796. SSCC, RRuskin, AApollo Beach & R Riverview Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost 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 donateG Giant yard sale. 411 College A Ave. W R Ruskin.. 11/16, 10am-2pm. 11/17 8am1pm. Holiday items, lots of household, bedding, clothes, etc. L Laureate Zeta Pi S Sorority. G G arage sale. F F riday & S S aturday, 11/16 & 11/17, 8am-2pm. Housewares, clothes, costume jewelry, V V ideos/ V V CR R 1504 V Valley FForge Blvd., SSCC. DDont miss this! I Indoor/ outdoor furniture, clothing, hardware, material, yarn, needles, home decor. 1109 E E merald D Drive, SSCC. 11/16, 8am-1pm.Big YYearly Fall Sale In Sundance AAll name brand clothes, kids, womens, mens all sizes, LLevi, Hollister, A Aeropostale, SSalt LLife, GGuy Harvey, D Dickies, NNike & many more brands. L Ladies & girls SSkinnys. GGreat kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. N New CDDs, DVDDVDs & Blue RRays. LLinens, kitchenware, books, lots of misc. decor. TTons of new Christmas decorations, VVera Bradley, EEnglish saddle, horse supplies & equipment & horse decor. Yamaha keyboard in box. E Entire mechanic shop tool inventory: Craftsman, SS.K., SSnap-On, etc. AAir tools, power tools, tool chests & cabinets TTons & tons of other guys stuff. Yahama youth 50cc dirt bike. 2-10 speakers with sub woofer box-300watt Kenwood amp attached with external fan. SSomething for everyone, dont miss this one. FFriday, SSaturday & S Sunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow RRd (4.5 miles south of SRSR 674 on USS 301 to LLightfoot RRd). FFollow signs & balloons. SSee you there. Moving sale. Bedroom set, large dining room mirror, chairs. A A bit of everything. F Friday N Nov. 16, 9am-1pm. 1813 A Adrian Place., SSCCG Garage sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 9am1pm. 1226 V Valley F Forge D Dr., S SCC. RV RV stuff, books, kitchen & misc. 1502 D Dedham D Dr., S SCC. 7:30am-1pm. N Nov. 16 & 17. S Some furniture, like new sleeper sofa, misc. kitchen & household items. PARK WIDE S aleChula Vista Landing Saturday, November 17th8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food served in clubhouse PARK WIDE YARD SALEHide-A-Way RV Resort2206 Chaney Dr. in RuskinSAT., NOV. 17TH Something for everyone! GGarage sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am1pm. 602 13th S St., S SW, R Ruskin. Baby items, clothes, dressing table, 42 Proj. TV TV, 20 portable TV TV, wicker table & chairs. LLots of misc. A A pollo Beach Caribbean I I sles Park wide carport sale. S S aturday, 11/17, 9am-1pm. Big Bend R Rd & USS 41. T Take 1st right. E Elsberry R Rd. F Follow signs. N North on USS 41 from R R uskin pass A A pollo Beach Blvd., to 1st left EElsberry RRd. & follow signs.F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-2pm. 373 to 379 Club Manor D D r., S S CC. 4 families. Moving & cleaning out sale. Many Christmas items, tools, lawn mower, table saw, household & more. S S aturday, 11/17. 107 S S teven S S t., R R uskin. (off SShell Point)G G arage sale. S S elling my brass collection. 1111 E E l R R ancho D D r., S S CC. S S aturday, 11/17, 8am-? FINE RESALE APPARELGot Chicos?.......................Fifis does!Got Talbots?.......................Fifis does!Got Coach?.......................Fifis does!641-8444Mon-Sat, 10 am 5 pm Closed Sunday6410 Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach(Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) OMG G Best yard sale yet! T T ools, clothes, shoes, kitchen items, Bucs gear, rattan furniture. T Too much to mention. S Saturday & S Sunday, N Nov. 17 & 18, 8am-? 2617 GGulf City RRd., RRuskin. Moving sale. Huge selection of linens, kitchenware, china, serving dishes, silver, small appliances, tools, ladders, storage shelves, grill, work bench, etc. T T hursday 11/15, F F riday 11/16, S S aturday 11/17, 8am-1pm. 2228 W. D D el Webb, S SCC G Great prices! T Tools, truck tool boxes, ladders, household misc.. S S aturday, 11/17, 8am-3pm. 1616 1st S S t. SE SE R Ruskin. Multi family yard sale. F Friday & S Saturday. 8am-2pm. F Furniture, kids clothes, bird perchs & more. 1410 D Deirdre D Dr. R Ruskin Carport sale. 1605 Monmouth D D r., S S CC. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. D Drafting, NAS NASCARAR, tools, kitchen. AAll must go. Converting home movies, slides and photos to DVDVIDEO CON VERSIONS of FloridaDavid Croxton813-758-3181www.vidconFL.com Community Yard Sale Community Yard Salemore than 50 participants!Riverside Golf & Boat Club Gated CommunitySatu rday, Nov. 17 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ONLY No e arly birds!Corner of Universal Dr. & Stephens Rd. (off US 41 S in Ruskin) Multi family garage sale. N Nov. 16 & 17, 8am-1pm. E E merald L L ake D D r., S S CC. S S omething for everyone. A A portion of sale proceeds with be donated to S South S Shore FFelines.Huge Sale TThursday, FFriday, SSaturday. 9am-2pm. A Antiques, Church cookbooks, clothes & furniture. Helping Hands TThrifty S Shop. 2 miles south of SSCC. on Hwy 301, south Moving sale. S Saturday, N November 17, one day 7:30am-noon. L Lots of miscellaneous, vintage quilts, bed, sofa bed, chair, books, teacher supplies.1302 A Apollo Beach Blvd. LLook for balloons! S S CC. Books, rugs, misc. furniture, clothes, bedspreads, table 4/ chairs, Christmas items. F F riday & S S aturday, N Nov. 16 & 17. 8am-1pm.Big YYard Sale F Friday NNov. 16 & SSaturday NNov. 17. Bicycles, men & women clothes, books & movies. nice glassware, Christmas items. lots of nice items. 131 21st SSt. N NW, RRuskin. (off SShell Point RRd)G Garage sale. We still have many items left from previous sale, plus more. F F riday & S Saturday, 11/16 & 11/17. 9am-? 739 T Torrey Pines AAve., SSCC FF riday, S S aturday, N N ov. 16, 17. 8am-1pm. Household, tools, L La-z-boy rocker, golf clubs, crafts & collectibles. 328 Caloosa Woods LLane, SSCC.312 EstateSTATE SaALesESSS uper yard sale! Hundred of books, tools, hardware, crafts: ceramics, sewing, knitting, embroidery, plus. Mexican pottery, Mikasa crystal, jewelry, sets of dishes, kitchen treasures. N N ew/ very old decorative/ utilitarian. Pebble Beach to stop sign, right on Platinum, left on V Villory, left to 2226 Preservation G Greens. S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 14, 16 & 17The Winter Sale50% off all jackets & sweatersPlus the Secret Sale

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 THEE SHOOPPERER RENRENTALS600 MM.H. HOOUSINNG550 REREAL EESTATEE500 MMARRINENE400 PROROF. SERVERVICEES650 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...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well established team. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS bayfront 2BR/2BA condo in the delightful community of Little Harbour. Beautiful views of Tampa Bay, near the community pool, restaurant, tennis courts, marina, and within minutes of Tampa and Sarasota. Well maintained complex with minimal association fees and no CDD fees. Totally updated with wood cabinets and granite countertops. Must see to appreciate! Asking $209,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! 2BR/2BA Single Family home that has been very well maintained and is move-in ready. This home is light and bright with a nice size kitchen and plenty of cabinets. Other features include: a newer roof, water softener, golf cart storage with room for a workshop and more! $84,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 OR KAY PYE 813-361-3672 AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY: Outstanding property in outstanding location features 18 acres with two folio numbers and two houses. 28X 96 greenhouse with end fans and automatic door and 40X100 steel building on slab with attached carport provide great growing potential and storage. All near major truck route. Call for details. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DIG IT, HAUL IT, THROW IT, DEVELOP IT. Dont be a STICK-IN-THE-MUD just make an offer on it, because bank/owner does not want to HOLD IT. This 14 acres plus piece was taken back at a loss and being offered at a loss. Started on market at appraised value but now down to $125,000 (under $9000 an acre!). JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 TOWNHOMES FOR SALE! car garage offers ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Master bath has double sinks, combination tub/shower and a huge walk-in closet. $113,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 New Short Sale Listing! and shopping. $59,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING, RUSKIN: $124,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 OTHER NEW RUSKIN LISTING: Older Waterfront pool home, 2BR/2BA, with enclosed patio, screened-in-pool, dock, davits and boat ramp. Double attached carport, nice lot with weekend get-away. $220,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 LARGE DOUBLEWIDE ON ACRE LOT, Ruskin area: 2BR/2BA+ small den, huge zone: $65,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 Annes Estate Sales 1213 Fordham Dr., SCC(off Valley Forge Dr.) PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLYFurniture : Game table, dining rm. suite, full bed, rattan sofa w/matching chair, recliner, bakers rack, dinette table w/ chairs, bookcases, card table w/ chairs, brass & glass end tables, stack tables, desk w/chair, file cabinets. Appliances : Refrigerator, microwave, vacuum cleaners. Collectables : Jewelry, Depression glass, cut glass. Miscellaneous : Tools, step ladders, office chair, household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterNovember 16 & 177:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1501 Bentwood Drive(corner of N. Pebble Bch & Bentwood)E-Z-Go golf cart, Air Gometer exercise bike, Golden Champion scooter, walker, 4 lg. wheels, kitchen table, 4 chairs, blue La-ZBoy recliner, 2 pink. White metal trundle bed, 2 matching loveseats, dual recliner loveseat, maple hutch, desk & 2 Ethan Allen low cases. Howard Miller grandfather clock, sm. rolltop desk, sm. entertainment center, 2 lg. 3 sm. curio cabinets, 2 King suites, one bookcase headboard. Blush dining table, 6 chairs, corner maple table, loveseat, womens clothes (M), books (Stephen King, Jack Higgins, Dean Koontz, James Patterson). Pictures, Lenox, bell collection, German collectables, & cat plates.508-0307 or 633-1173 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS 360 GOlfLF CaARtsTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MiscMISC. FOR SalALELeft hand clubs. Convex Excaliber 100% graphite. 3 woods, 24 & 28 loft. 9 irons, 56 sand, 60 viper. golf; bag. 813-634-5494. 1146 Jameson Greens, Kings Point. Adult tricycle, 3 wheels, never used, still in box $260. New Reverse Osmosis 941-524-1025 Hillsborough Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Selling 4 plots for less than retail price for 2. Retail $10,000 asking $5,000. 813-641-0205395 Wa ANtTED TO BuBUYWanted paintings, coins, currency silver etc. 813-610-5824 410 BBOatsATSPWC lift, Swinger 1,000 lb capacity, 3/4hp motor. 115 volts. Apollo Beach. $200. 813-645-1740 425 SlipsLIPS OR StT 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. 511 HOusUSEsS FOR SalALEHome in SCC. 2br/2ba/2cg, 1,637 sf. taxes $1,158. Updates, plumbing, a/c, tile roof, newer refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove. Price $134,000. 309750-1925 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 511 hHOusUSEsS fFOR salSALE 530 HOMEsitSITEsS OR LOtsTSLot for sale. In waterfront 55+ co-op community in Apollo Beach. Must sell. Originally $32,000 Now $24,900. Call 813-641-9012 or 813-416-9012 565 MM.H. iIN Pa ARKsSOne bedroom mobile home, completely furnished. $2,000 55+ park, Ruskin. Call 813-400-7042 Mobile home for sale. 2br/2ba mobile home in 55+ community. Fully furnished. Move in ready. Financing available. 813-649-0691 Ruskin 55+ park. 2br/1ba, pet friendly. Roof over, long carport, CHA, (2) Florida rooms. Newer appliances. Completely furnished. 813-695-6060 Make offer $8,000. 3br/1ba MH in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Washer/ dryer, (2) large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close to clubhouse & pool. Ruskin. Call 813-447-6123 611 HOusUSEsS fFOR RENtT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly. First, last & $500 deposit. 727-391-1121Sun City 55+ 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 AptsPTS fFOR RRENtT rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896613 CONDOsS fFOR RRENtTSnow birds. January, February & March. Apollo Beach. totally furnished, 2br/1ba. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681 Beautifully furnished. Gated 1br/1.5ba 55+ Sun City Center. Fully furnished, free cable, clubhouse, transportation, much more. $700 monthly. 813-6338083 614 DuplDUPLEX fFOR RRENtTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400615 TOwWNhHOMEsS fFOR RENtTKings Lake townhomes. Big Bend Rd, close to I-75, US-41 & US-301. Gated community with pool. 1,360 sf, 2br/2.5ba, all appliances, water & basic cable included. Screened patio. No pets. $900 monthly plus security deposit. 813-645-8352 630 MM.H. RRENtalsTALSOne bedroom mobile home on water. Fish off dock. Utilities included $175 weekly $400 deposit. Ruskin 813363-6001 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 For RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For 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 Gibsonton Area 3 bedroom modular home & 2 bedroom MH for rent. Water, sewer, trash included. 813-234-0992 Mobile home, double wide on one acre. Lots of privacy. $675 monthly plus one month security. 813-641-7791 646 Wa AREhHOusUSE SpacPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BBOOKKEEpiPINgG 705 ClLEaANiINgG SERVERVICEES700 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com RRons 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 clean708 MMOVERsSTony Hill MMoving & Storage. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108 U.S. DOT #434469 QuickBBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 a ADultULT & chilCHILD caCARELet someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory fax to 813-645-1792 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN: with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consisting of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/1BA block house in peaceful area of town, a stones throw from river. Good metal roof, attached utility-room, central heat and air, and shed in backyard, this home is very well maintained and will make a great starter or rental home. $59,900. RUSKIN OFFICES & WAREHOUSES FOR RENT: 5 Acres cleared & fenced property with 6-ofce building, work shop, chemical shed, warehouses, propane heaters, irrigation, and 2,500 sq.ft. seed house. $2,000/mo. Call for details. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time.Contents Include: 2000 Club Car Golf Cart w/back rear seating, Leather Reclining Sofa, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Large-Screen TV, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Kitchen Table w/ Chairs on Casters, King Brass Bed, Bedroom Furniture, Bakers Rack & Wine Rack, Side Chairs, Corner Curio Cabinet, Capodimonte, Ladies Clothing, WroughtIron Patio Set, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Wheeled Loungers, Char Broil BBQ Grill, Generator, Tools and Garage Items, Kitchenware, Household items, tons of Holiday/seasonal decor.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.350 Caloosa Palms Ct.(off Del Webb East)Sun City CenterFRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Nov. 16th & 17th7 a.m. NOON TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper

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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 15, 2012 Volume 56 Number 43THE OBSERVER NEWSProtect your identity and privacy at a community shred-a-thon sponsored by Cotter Financial. See their ad on page 3BMike Huckabee will be at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce at 8:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, promoting his newest book Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlet. This event is open to the public and his book will be available for sale.PHOTO BY ROBERT WILSHIRERuskin honored its veterans with a parade through downtown last Saturday. See photos and more information on page 1B.PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Classified Adsand the BTBTD are in Section B of this issue beginning on page 7B. SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyWe 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 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA MEMBER WEST FLORIDA World-wide reach of The Carter Center touches South HillsboroughBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Individual drinking filters inhibiting water contaminates and bed netting to ward off insects the simple but successful tools employed in The Carter Centers humanitarian health efforts on Saturday helped introduce some 60 South County residents to the strange world of the Guinea worm and limbs that blow up like balloons. They assembled around the pool and piano in the Symphony Isles home of Dr. Hal Ott, Ruskin veterinarian, to hear the first South County presentation by representatives of the world-wide, non-profit charitable organization established by President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter after they left the White House. As the assemblage sampled trays of finger foods and beverages, Delita Marsland, senior associate director affiliated with the centers development arm, explained the multiple endeavors fielded by The Carter Center that implement its mission to Wage Peace, Fight Disease and Build Hope. Now observing its 30th anniversary, the center was founded in 1982 by the Carters in Atlanta where it functions in partnership with Emory University and focuses on three primary but multi-pronged activities encouraging and monitoring foreign attempts at conducting democratic elections as well as controlling or eradicating some of the worlds most debilitating diseases, plus advocating for mental health services. Over the years, these peace and health initiatives have been undertaken in some 70 countries, large and small, across the planet, Marsland said. They include monitoring more than 90 elections in 37 nations and, with access to leaders at high levels, multiple efforts to mediate or resolve armed conflicts. Conducting health education programs and distributing medications produced by major U.S. pharmaceutical firms, the centers disease fighting endeavors have MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSHonor and remembranceIt was a day of remembrance for veterans still among us, a day of gratitude for service, sacrifice and the nation, at the annual Sun City Center Veterans Day celebration. At left, the East Bay High School JROTC color guard. See more on this event on page 10 A step back in time:Crossing the bridge takes visitors back 100 yearsThe school house was built in 1910 in the historical town of Castalia in Desoto County, and served as a school from 1912 until 1937. The building was constructed from local heart-pine on the site of the old log-cabin school house. The building was donated to Cracker Country in 1980, along with some original furnishings. By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netTAMPA Stephanie Sumner is proud to be from a long line of Florida Crackers. Shes found evidence of relatives living in Hillsborough County as far back as the 1850 Census. Dressed as a pioneer woman from 100 years ago, Stephanie tells stories about her dad who raised beef cows on land now covered with blacktop and about how early families of the area used open-fire cooking. Its fun to watch kids eyes open wide when they see this place and hear about life without computers and cell phones, Stephanie said, looking around her at the wooden buildings at Cracker Country on the Florida State Fairgrounds. This is the 18th year Stephanie has served as one of the docents at Cracker Country and she takes the volunteer job to heart. This is a real calling. I love it. I love the feeling it gives me to do it, she said. Its not like working for a wage. Its giving of yourself. You bring your own set of skills and you dont have to be a sixth-generation Cracker like myself to enjoy it. The term Cracker comes from the sound of a whip that was cracked in the air to get the attention of cows roaming in the wild back in the days of early Florida settlers and has come to mean native-born Floridian, she explained. Anne Paige is another of Cracker Countrys 120 volunteers who keeps coming back for more. Originally from Alabama, Anne said a friend recommended the position to her when she moved to Florida. Shes been at it now for 19 years. Anne also tells visitors tales about life as it was years ago. She was trained in Florida history by others and by a variety of historical documents and See CRACKER COUNTRY, page 13X See CARTER CENTER, page 18X

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2 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FLwww.SunsetGrillFL.comHours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Adults$24.95Children (10 and under)$14.95SOUP GA RDE M ANG ER DIS PL AYS ENDLESS S ALA D BA R CHE FS CA RV ING STAT IONS (813) 645-7739 ENT REES & A CCOMPA NIM ENTS DE SSERTS NOVEMBER EVENTSThurs., Nov. 15 What makes us different? Osteopathic Medicine. Fri., Nov. 16 House of Christmas. Mon., Nov. 19 Parkinsons Support Group of SCCsponsored by the Mens Club of SCC Tues., Nov. 20 Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well deserved break. RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. Tues., Nov. 27 Amputee Support Group: Thurs., Nov. 29 South Bay Hospital presents: Eating with Dementia. A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Oliver North draws a crowd at SCC Business ExpoBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netLt. Col. Oliver North (USMC-Ret), political commentator, military historian, Fox News host, one-time senate candidate, and New York Times bestselling author, drew a crowd in Sun City Center on Thursday during a visit to the communitys annual Business Expo to promote and autograph his latest book, Heroes Proved. North has had several best-selling books over the years including Under Fire, One More Mission, War Stories Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mission Compromised, The Jericho Sanction, and The Assassins. More than 100 people lined up to purchase the new book and for autographs. Col. North also specially autographed books for some of the veterans attending the expo. He rose to fame during the Iran-Contra controversy in the late 1980s. Heavily decorated for service in Vietnam, North was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Silver Star Medal and two Purple Hearts. In 1981, he was assigned to the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. as deputy-director of militarypolitical affairs. North spent his final two years of active duty assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington. For more information, visit www.olivernorth.com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAt left, North addresses a book specially for Sgt. Cam, USMC Sgt. Benny Campbell. Above he shakes hands with a fan during the book signing. Above, Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMCRet) looks out over the capacity crowd at the Expo. Right, North autographs a book for fellow Marine Corps veteran and SCC Chamber board director Donald Schings. Shop LocallyShop locally first this holiday season and always. Remember, theyre your neighbors and they aim to please!

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 3 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 Sun City Center Travelworld &Air Today Relax Tomorrow European Cruise Sale Save $1000 off your 2013 Europe Cruise on Celebrity Cruise plus receive a 50% reduced deposit! Space is Limited!Book your Europe Cruise before December 2, 2012 and join us for an exhilarating vacation of luxurious proportions!CALL TODAY for availability 813-634-3318 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? By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Two key areas on South Bay Hospitals first floor are about to get treatments of the expansion kind. Work on enhancing and upgrading the hospitals interventional radiology suite as well as on expanding its physicians dining lounge is to get underway in December and continue on a concurrent basis, according to Natalia Diaz, marketing director. Part of a larger scale, long-term capital improvements program envisioned on the hospitals campus immediately west of the retirement center on S.R. 674, the dual projects are expected to be completed about 90 days after they are begun, she added. For the interventional radiology suite within the radiology lab, plans call for better utilization of the present 750squarefoot area, plus adding new imaging software, enhancing the technological capabilities. Interventional radiology utilizes various imaging techniques to reduce the invasive aspects of certain surgical procedures, Diaz noted. As an example, she cited inserting or replacing a stent as part of cardiac treatment which formerly required major surgical intrusion into the body but now can be accomplished with only small incisions and frequently is done on an outpatient basis. New software providing the latest imaging technology giving better imaging with lower radiation will come on line in February, Diaz said. While the departmental work is underway, the radiology imaging formerly performed in the area will be relocated to a portable room near out-patient surgery, the marketing director said, adding it is anticipated all functions will continue without change or inconvenience. The physicians lounge, now just 485 square feet in area and able to seat only eight, is being enlarged to 1,115 square feet and when completed will be able to provide salad bar, soups, beverages and entres, along with seating for 24 individuals, Diaz said. The total number of physicians on staff at South Bay Hospital and those with staff privileges is close to 500, she added. In recent years, the 30-yearold, 112-bed facility has been enlarged and upgraded with several other projects. A new emergency services department was constructed in 2002, including a more convenient and specifically designated entrance on the hospitals north side. And, in December, 2010, the first floor reception area was enhanced with refinements. At the same time, the specifically designated second-floor joint and spine center was opened, complete with a waiting section for patients family and friends which was enlarged, refurbished and made more comfortable, Diaz said. The current project costs are estimated at $1.2 million, the marketing director noted. South Bay is a unit of Tennesseebased Hospital Corporation of America, the largest for-profit medical services companies in the country. The hospital itself a few years ago was projected by the company to be relocated to HCA property on Big Bend Road. However, area residents, many of them Sun City Center residents, campaigned vigorously to keep the facility in its present location as an asset to, for and of the retirement community. South Bays primary medical focuses are on orthopedics with an on-site center for joint and spine care, on cardiac and vascular treatment, on cancer, stroke and urological patients, as well as on general surgery, plus diagnostic imaging and radiology. The hospital also offers preregistration for in-patient care and mammogram appointment scheduling, plus use of the Consult-a-Nurse feature, through its website. Anyone wishing to send an email to a patient can do so through the website as well as access the monthly support group calendar of events and discussions. The hospitals online home page can be found simply by entering South Bay Hospital, Sun City Center, in a browser window. South Bay is one of 15 HCA facilities on Floridas Central Gulf Coast. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSouth Bay Hospital growingagain MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe Silver Osprey Squadron in Sun City Center held their monthly luncheon on Friday with a special guest: William J. Fox, a former aeronautical engineer involved in the development of the A-12 Blackbird, an aircraft flown by CIA pilots. Mr. Fox was introduced by Dr. Don Vining, a former USAF flight surgeon who had met him at Groom Lake (also known as Area 51). The lunch meeting opened with words from Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, the new commanding officer of the Silver Osprey Squadron. The luncheon was held at Freedom Plaza. For more information about the organization, email Barry Dyer at barry.dyer13@gmail.com.A talk exceeding the speed of sound for Silver Osprey SquadronPalmettos Christmas in the ParkStart your holiday festivities with an old-fashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 59 p.m., this free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy creatively decorated buildings, vintage toy exhibits, kids crafts, entertainment and of course, Santa. Featured activi ties include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, birdfeeders with FFA, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. Santa will be ar riving by fire truck at 6:00. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034.

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4 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Santa, I know exactly what I want for Christmas! DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 Pirouette Window Shadings Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays.Expires December 1 5, 2012www.doveinteriors.hdwfg.com SAVE $100* OR MOREwith qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions.*See store for details In the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, she writes, In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly or the mindless of those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that mans proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fires go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-atall. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, its yours. What powerful words she has written. I think they should be printed at the end of every negative story in the newspaper or maybe said by newscasters at the end of their broadcast. In a few short lines she tells us that the evil around us can be beaten, that there is hope, that we are the guardians of the values we hold dear and these values will not perish if we are persistent. The fires need not go out. There are sparks everywhere. One such spark is a group in a nearby city that refused to have their neighborhood taken over by drug peddlers and prostitutes. They started openly videotaping all transactions. Guess what? The customer flow dried up and the By William Hodges criminals moved somewhere else. Wouldnt it be great if there was nowhere else for them to go? Be that as it may, because members of a community were willing to stand up for their values, their children can walk to school in peace. Speaking of schools, the fire burns brightly on many of our college campuses where the students have banded together to ensure that all students can travel to and from after-dark activities without fear of rape or robbery. At one school, the football team offers an escort service to those who fear walking alone. Ill bet thats one school that doesnt refer to its athletes as dumb jocks. Residents of one community simply fought back and kept the spark alive by turning on their porch lights. This simple act lowered the crime rate in their area by several percentage points. One resident pointed out that as a side effect of the lights, it seemed to her that the neighborhood as a whole was more cheerful. She also noticed that the people of the neighborhood seemed to take more evening walks. The crime rate drop makes sense. Where would you commit a robberyin a community that sits in the dark, or one that is well lit and people are actively moving about? Whenever you see the headlines saying the world is going to pieces, remember you are the one that has the glue to put it back together again. Look for ways to stand up for your values. If you do not like what you see on television, pick up your pen and write the sponsors. If you are on the Internet, you can quickly dash off an e-mail to many of the sponsors that will get to them before the program is even over. What groups can you join to help amplify your voice and effort? How about churches, Neighborhood Watch, or other such organizations that are proactive? The American dream is more alive than ever before. We are closer to true equality then any time in history. But the battle is not over. For the dream to continue, the spark must stay alive. You are the keeper of the flame.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: The Keeper of the Flame 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.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 Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers TECO group tackles the tough jobsMary & Martha House would like to thank TECO/South Hillsborough Operation Center volunteers for the generous donation of their time and talents on Wednesday, October 10, at one of the transitional homes. The grueling work included laying sod, trimming trees, tree removal, shoveling fill dirt throughout the yard for leveling. In the Florida heat, they removed brick pavers, painted fences, pressure-washed the house, and cleaned its gutters. With a volunteer heart, this group didnt even react when told the pallets of sod had to be transported from the drop off location and all the debris needed to be loaded and disposed of. They came with trucks and trailers and took care of all our needs as part of the Hands-On Suncoast Project sponsored by United Way of Tampa Bay. The Mary & Martha House operates Emergency and Transitional Housing programs serving abused and homeless women and children throughout all of Hillsborough County.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 5 $595$995 Fall Special 2 Dinners For$1995 Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolCorr Elementary School celebrated its Terrific Kids for doing whats right on Nov. 2. PreK: Reinaldo Perez-Gomez and Henry Barahona. Kindergarten: Juliana Alvarez, Rena Malcolm, Shelby Adkins, Kayleyona Dennis, Akilah Allen, Nevaeh Joiner and Destoni Stokes. 1st Grade: Franklin Diaz, David Delgado, Darien Osorio, Evelyn Gallegos, Diego Roblero, Dominic Rodriguez, Brianna Colome, Sarah OSullivan and Elias Cortez-Zuzack. 2nd Grade: Kameron Scott, Sasha Santiago-Casillas, John Alvarez, Emma McHenry, Hailey Orcutt, Lexy Palmer and Gianna Vitelli. 3rd Grade: Iseal Iturriaga, Antonio Rios, Lorena Araujo, Faythe Thorton, SaNiyah Murray, Patrick Pittard, Osvaldo Garcia and Timothy Mills. 4th Grade: Jonathan Perez, Zoey Kennedy, Kayla Grey, Rachelle Difilippo, Abigail Sexton, Nathan Cuevas and Adil Saleem. 5th Grade: Ilee Coleman, Ethan Sisouphone, Michelle Hand, Jessika Tellier, Atayla Garza, Teegan Hernandez and Mackenzie Gutierrez.Join the social at Manatee RV Nov. 17The Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the park hall, 6302 U.S. 41 South. Music will be provided by Dave Harris. The public is invited for this event, which has a $5 per person donation. BYOB. Ice will be provided. The Manatee RV Park is 7 miles south of Ruskin (or 4 miles north of I-275) on U.S. 41. For more information, contact J. Sullivan at (813) 649-9150.Giant yard sale set for Nov. 16-17A two-day yard sale, sponsored by the Laureate Zeta Pi sorority, will take place at 411 W. College Ave. in Ruskin, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 &17. The sorority is a chapter of the international group Beta Sigma Phi, a social and cultural organization that incorporates service as part of its activities. The next meeting of the sorority is Thursday, Dec. 20, and the chapter is seeking new members. Anyone who would like more information on the group should call (813) 641-1880. Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific KidsThe following students were recognized by their peers and teachers as outstanding examples of enthusiastic students: Antonius Brown, Jeanette Gonzales-Vargas, Ciclaly Hidalgo, John Grimshaw, Kinverlin Pena, Ty Jay Brown, Jahira Anayiesze-Morillo, Tristan Perkins, Diangely Sanchez, Hunter Eargood, Estefany Mendoza-Tellez, Teagan Horvath, Hailey Watson, Pedro Lemus, Hailey Sturgeon, Joshua Glover, Octavio Reyes, Kaylee Meyers, Arrianna Lopez, Courtney Sumner, Hailey Ammons, Allyson Catledge, Jacqueline Capilla-Alvarado, Victoria New, Anthony Arroyo, Hailey Aguilar, Amir McNiel, Joseph Steadman, Shianne Chmura, Autumn Hauck, Sergio Merida, Hailey Gillette, Nayeli CanoSanchez and Skylar Humphreys. Holiday in the Park comes to Apollo BeachCelebrate the holidays at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center. This free event features holiday music from 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Santa arrives at 8 p.m., and will give free toys to all children 12 and under. The Apollo Beach Recreation Center is located at 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. This event is hosted in partnership with the Apollo Beach Focus Group and Friends of the County Parks. For more information, contact the Apollo Beach Recreation Center at (813) 671-7635. Southshore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Baby Time Monday, Nov. 19, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Super Science Monday: Static Electricity Monday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-12 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273.3652. This is a school early-release Monday. Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:05 a.m. and at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.21, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi ness and social interaction. Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or visit www.southshorefriends.com.

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6 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about body donations? With little money to spare, Im looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is free, not to mention it benefits medical research. Old and Poor Dear Old, If youre looking to eliminate your final farewell expense and help advance medical research, donating your body to science is a great option to consider. Heres what you should know. Body Donations Each year, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Americans donate their whole body, after death, to medi cal facilities throughout the country to be used in medical research projects, anatomy lessons and sur gical practice. After using your body, these facilities will then provide free cremation which typically costs $600 to $3,000 and will either bury or scatter your ashes in a local cemetery or return them to your family, usually within a year or two. Here are a few other tidbits you need to know to help you decide on whether whole-body donation is right for you. Most programs require that you donate your whole body in its entirety. So if you want to be an organ donor, you wont qualify to be a whole body donor, too. Youll have to choose. If, for example, your body has been badly damaged in a car acci dent or if youre morbidly obese, you may not qualify. Most programs will pay to transport your body to their facility unless your body must be moved from out of state. Most programs wont allow you to donate your body for a specific purpose you give them the body and they decide how to use it. Most programs will allow your family to conduct any final services they wish before taking custody of your body, but they wont pay for it. Federal law prohibits buying bodies. What to Do If you do decide you want to donate your body, its best to make arrangements in advance with a body-donation program in your area. Most programs are offered by university-affiliated medical schools. To find one near you, the University of Florida maintains a list of U.S. programs and their contact information at www.med. ufl.edu/anatbd/usprograms.html. In addition to the medical schools, there are also a number of private organizations like Anatomy Gifts Registry (anatomicgift.com), BioGift (biogift.org) and Science Care (sciencecare.com) that accept whole body donations, too. If you dont have internet access, you can get help over the phone by calling the National Family Services Desk, which operates a free body-donation referral service during business hours at (800) 727-0700. Once you locate a program in your area, call and ask them to mail you an information/registra tion packet that will explain exactly how their program works. To sign up, youll simply need to fill out a couple of forms. But you can always change your mind by revoking your authorization in writing. After you have made arrangements, you then need to tell your family members so they will know what to do and who to contact after your death. Its also a good idea to tell your doctor and put your wishes in writing in your advance directives. These are legal documents that include a medical power of attorney and living will that spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for yourself If you dont have an advance directive, go to caringinfo.org or call (800) 658-8898, where you can get free state-specific forms with instructions to help you make one. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.How to Save Money by Donating Your Body to ScienceTHE SAVVY SENIORDancing lights return for holiday season in Apollo BeachThose who were thrilled to see last years Christmas display in a private homes Apollo Beach front yard, will be pleased to hear that James and Dottie DeBusk are repeating the spectacular decorations. In fact, they are going even bigger this year, with over 100,000 lights (last year it was 70,000), a 20-foot mega tree with its own 20,000 lights, leaping arches, mini trees, a nativity scene and more. The DeBusk family works for months on their holiday display, programming the lights to Christmas music and straightening out the kinks. This year the Christmas Display will start Thanksgiving evening and will run until Jan. 6, 2013. Also this year the family will accept donations, giving all of the funds to St. Annes Catholic Church. The DeBusk home is at 486 Florida Circle North in Apollo Beach, at the corner of Fairfield Drive. To see part of last years display, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwi_46NDD_E.By Jim Miller Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 7 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2All pricing does not include sales tax EXCLUSIVE CALL NOW Limited Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the World of Princess Cruises.at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce 906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.RSVP requested (813) 634-3318 Flying blind in the voting booth penny@observernews.netThe 11 proposed amendments to the Florida State Constitution on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot were almost impossible to understand. As an avid reader and trained journalist with more than 40 years of writing and interviewing under my belt, I can say this with the utmost accuracy. I have written about ballot amendments many times before, and I have had trouble deciphering their meaning before, but never faced anything like the horror I experienced prior to Election 2012. Its a wonder even three of the 11 proposed amendments passed so few people could understand what they meant. Was it by chance that those that passed used more clarity than the rest, and used wording that included disabled veterans, death of military veterans and/or first responders, and low income seniors? After a study of the amendments that took me down a long list of county and state employees refusing to go on record, I can say IN MY OPINION...the three amendments that passed were the only ones I personally was able to finally understand by simply reading them. I decided to tackle the chore of finding out exactly what the amendments meant two weeks prior to Election Day purely on my own. I cant say anyone made me (or even asked me to) do it. When I saw my sample ballot in the mail, I was filled with a combination of anger and fear. Had we finally reached a point in our elections where somebody, somewhere did not want us to know what we were voting for (or against)? Immediately I called the Supervisor of Elections Office. I have known Earl J. Lennard for almost 30 years. I know hes an honest hardworking man. Yet all he could go on the record as saying was to give me an explanation as to why there was no Number 7. Number 7 was rewritten and became No. 8 by judges order, he explained. When I asked if he could help me understand the wording of the amendments, he said he could not, because under the law, his office could not aid anyone except to point them to the sample ballot in advance of the election so they could do their own research. But why? Isnt it the duty of the Elections Office to aid people in voting? As it turns out, its not. The Supervisor of Elections Office can only encourage people to vote. It can supply ballots, aid people in obtaining and filing their ballots, but it cannot explain anything. If we were to explain, then people could say we took a position, Lennard told me. He was able to point me to several places online that summarized the ballot amendments. What I found was, however, either slightly slanted words in the explanations (depending on whether the source encouraged passage or opposed the amendment) or, in the case of two sites, The League of Women Voters and the Collins Center for Public Policy, even the shortened versions used what I call $10 words and even then were not right on target to explain the entirety of what would occur if passed. Next I went to the County Attorneys Office. Surely lawyers retained by Hillsborough County could explain legalese. Debora Cromartie-Mincey, senior assistant county attorney pointed me to of all things: The League of Women Voters. They have an excellent website, she told me in an email after I had spoken to her on the phone and received a promise I would get an email from her that day. But the email was disappointing. When I got it, I quickly hit reply. I have already visited that website before I called your office, I explained. Is there no one in the County Attorneys Office who can help me? A short while later, I was assured there was not. Since several of the issues concerned property taxes, I called the county property tax office to help me gain perspective. After contacting an old source I have dealt with many times over the years, I was sent to the Media Relations Office where a spokeswoman went over the wording of No. 9, which compared to the others, was relatively easy to understand. The problem was however, that No. 9, which did pass, only said it granted surviving spouses of military veterans and first responders homestead property tax relief. The ballot did not mention the words will pay no property tax or must have been a resident of the State of Florida Jan. 1 of the year they died or must remain in the home to be exempted and not remarry. These things were explained to me, however, in detail on the phone prior to the election and included in my story. But that meant the ballot explanation was incomplete. Since this was so hard to believe, I asked the exact terms, and even posed the question, so this means they will pay no property tax? After calling several people to the phone I received a hesitant yes (they would pay no tax) and they also explained the conditions which state that the surviving spouse must stay in the exempted home and not remarry to qualify for the exemption. After the amendment passed, the condition about being a resident Jan. 1 of the year of death appeared in the explanation of what passed in several See FLYING BLIND, page 13

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8 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Sales Every Day!NOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine FREE ADMISSION Stone Beads Findings Crystal Spheris Jewelry Pearls Cabs Points AURA Phots Show Times Fri., Nov. 23 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun City Center Inn 809 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 FREE ADMISSION Village Shoppes Flea MarketVENDORS WELCOME AIR CONDITIONED US 41 I-75 674McDonalds19th Avenue NEApollo Beach Ruskin SCC VILLAGE SHOPPES (old K-Mart) RD TACKLE LOWESTPrices Anywhere! (813) 641-791110 a.m. 5 p.m. Fri., Sat. & Sun.Designs by ChristinaHandpainted Gifts for Home, Garden and Holiday.Come paint with us!Learn to paint for fun and gift giving. One class will surprise you.CHRISTINA SNELL O.S.C.I. 954-290-2284 Childrens Christening and Pageantry Clothing and Accessoriesfor the month of NovemberLarge Supply of Full Equipped Bead Shop(813) 293-2442Booth open Wed. thru Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RestaurantA little corner of Italy in Ruskin!Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday813-645-5351Lunch Special$6.95FREE Soda with Lunch Special 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Expires 11/28/12 + tax Saved from crusher, now a prize winner When Don Wheeler first saw his 1963 Ford Falcon convertible, it was a rusty hulk settling into the earth behind a barn in New Jersey and destined for the scrap yard. Seven years and a lot of work later, it is a Ruby Red gem and Roamin Oldies cruiser of the month. When Don moved to Myakka City three years ago, the Falcon came along and the restoration work continued. That included much new sheet metal and floors, and a new custom interior. In place of the old inline six, he installed a somewhat enhanced Ford 302 V8, automatic transmission, an upgraded rear end and power front disc brakes. Don got an early exposure to auto mechanics working in his dads independent repair shop, and was helped with the Falcon restoration by his own son and a few friends. The next Roamin Oldies cruise-in will be a special Christmas show, to collect gifts for local children who might otherwise go without. It will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US41. (Rain date is December 13.) Entry for show cars is $5 plus a new unwrapped gift. There is no charge for spectators. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are expected, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For infor mation, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.Im almost done packing. But that is the least I have to do to get ready to go on our annual pilgrimage to the Keys for Thanksgiving week. I have to prepare for Thursdays monthly Chamber luncheon and Board meeting, and get a jump on anything that is scheduled for next week while Im gone. On the home front, the babysitter for the feline twins must be secured, laundry done, and prescriptions filled. Oh, and I need to get a haircut Meanwhile, sometime Friday night, Husband will pull out some jeans, shorts and shirts, throw them into a duffle bag and be ready to hit the highway. He will do this confident that everything else is taken care of. We may have skimped on several things this year, but we never skimp on our annual trek to paradise. I was asked the other day why we choose one of the most familyoriented days of the year to escape off by ourselves to dine with locals in Marathon. Its simple. We are thankful for each other and this is our special time together. No big expense for food. No hours spent trying to get all the dishes ready and hot at the same time. No mess to clean up. No worrying about Uncle Max getting tipsy and hitting on Cousin Sams wife. We get to bypass the sibling rivalries and nosy questions from Aunt Bev. No kids will put a permanent stain in the carpet and no one will fight over leftovers. Instead, we stay in a beautiful condo with a fabulous tiki bar, the Sombrero Lounge. We have a whole week to see all of the tourist destinations and sip exotic drinks at the base of the Seven Mile Bridge. Ill have hours to work all of the crossword puzzles in the books I bought from Merle Reagle at the Expo last week and Husband will laze around the lagoon and keep his Facebook page updated. Well take the bus into Key West (only $3 per person!) and do the Duval Crawl. After a beer or three well catch the sunset at Malory Square before catching the return bus back to Marathon. On Thanksgiving Day, Ill watch the Macys Day parade and amble over to the tiki bar to watch football. Well either find a restaurant and have lobster or bring a dish to the local Turkey Day Pot Luck at the marina. Weve done both and always have a great time. The evening will end with karaoke back at the Sombrero and maybe even a midnight swim in the pool. And no Black Friday shopping at 4:00 in the morning. Just sleeping late and buying more shells at the trinket store. So, enjoy your turkey and stuffing and tag football in the backyard. Hug Uncle Max for us and make the kids help with the dishes. Husband and I will hoist a beer to you at sunset and let the busboy take away the dirty dishes. And if youre burned out on turkey, I might bring some leftover lobster home to you.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: The Keys are callingDon Wheeler with his prize winning 1963 Ford Falcon. Business slow? Advertise in one of or all three of our Publications.We cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 9 Informative Lecture SeriesSkin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThursday, Nov. 15 or Nov. 29 | 4:00 p.m. 4002 SCC Blvd. Unit 102 Sun City Center Call (813) 634-1455 to reserve your spot.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. / Michael G. Caruso, M.D. / Leslee Baute, P.A. 4002 S un Cit y C enter B lvd., U nit S un Cit y C enter FL 33573 www.theskincan cercenters.com Eve rything you wanted to kno w about SKIN CANCER, but w ere afraid to ask. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$695sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.50Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-8119 American Victory goes to seaBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netA number of coastal cities have floating museums, ships that once saw military service but have since been mothballed and are now floating reminders of the past. Tampa is included in that roster of cities with SS American Victory, a World War II merchant marine ship, docked in the Channelside District near the Florida Aquarium. American Victory, however, has managed a different course from many of her museum peers: she remains fully operational. On Saturday, hundreds walked up the gangplank to board the ship and prepared to sail aboard for the Relive History Cruise. It was to be a three-hour cruise through Tampa Bay, with a stop to pay final respects for an at-sea burial of ashes. SS American Victory, laden only with passengers and no cargo or munitions, rose far out of the water, exposing the enormous propellers with each revolution. That, however, didnt stop the old ship from exceeding nine knots as it departed Tampa. Cruises aboard American Victory typically depart once or twice a year with the remainder of the year spent as a fascinating and wellmaintained dockside museum. For information about the ship visit www.americanvictory.org.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSS American Victory, a World War II era merchant marine vessel plied the waters of Tampa Bay on Saturday. Although loaded with passengers, lacking munitions and cargo, the ship sat high in the water exposing the props. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSWith the return of the snowbirds comes the return of the monthly Cool Car Cruise-In at the Dog House and More at 204 Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Held the first Saturday of each month, the event attracts some of the coolest cars cruising the streets of South Hillsborough. For more information, search for The Dog House and More on Facebook.Classic cars cruise back into the Dog House

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10 NOVEMBER 15, 2012 ADV A NCED TREA TMENT FOR HEA RT V A LVE DISEA SEHeart valve disease affects your health and keeps you from enjoying activities you love. When you are diagnosed with heart valve disease, turn to The Valve Institute at Manatee Memorial Hospital for individualized, compassionate care from a team that specializes in: Heart Valve Repair Heart Valve Replacement Valve Clinic Hybrid Catheterization LabPhysicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Memorial Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. www.manateememorial.com206 Second Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208For more information, please call 941.745.7572. The Valve Institute at Manatee Memorial Hospital Is Here for You ROBOTIC SUR GERY COMES TO THE RANCH M AKO plasty with R obotic Arm technology eliminates guesswork in hip and knee surgeriesSmaller incisions Reduced blood loss Improved surgical outcomes Less scarring Faster recovery time shorter hospitalization For information please call 941.782.BONE (2663).Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Music, Honor and Remembrance mark Veterans Day in SCCBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netIt began as Armistice Day in the aftermath of World War 1, in which hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954, the day became known as Veterans Day to honor all veterans who have served the nation. Decades later, those who served were honored, celebrated and remembered at Community Hall in Sun City Center. The procession of speakers and honorees was lead by a drummer and included Commander Ed Socha (US Navy-Ret), a veteran from the attack on Pearl Harbor. The East Bay JROTC provided the color guard and music was provided by the Trinity Singers. LTC Paul Wheat (US Army-Ret) provided the introduction and the keynote speaker was Dr. Nicholas J. Steneck, M.A., PhD, assistant professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. TAPs was played by bugler Rev. James Feist, the invocation and benediction were provided by Dr. Ron Churchill of Trinity Baptist Church with the musical postlude provided by Jeff Norman of Fletcher Organ Studios. Officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and State Senator Ronda Storms were in attendance as special guests. The event, A Tribute to Our Communitys Veterans, was sponsored by the combined military veterans organizations in the community. It was a day of remembrance for those veterans still among us, a day of gratitude for service, sacrifice and the nation. On Veterans Day and on every day, thank you veterans for your sacrifice and for keeping this nation free.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSDrummer Robert Lohr (USMC) leads the procession of guests into the ceremony. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThousands of area residents turned out for the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 Fall Business Expo on Nov. 8. The free event featured offerings from area businesses ranging from financial services to fishing charters. This years event featured book signings by Col. Oliver North and Merl Reagle, creator of Sunday Crosswords. For information about the Chamber, visit www.suncitycenterchamber.org.SCC Business Expo a success

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No, I have a sample ballot in front of me. I need someone to explain the wording as I do not understand it. Im sorry maam. All we can do is supply you with a sample ballot, the voice who would not give her name answered. Now wondering what the average voter would do if they werent spending three whole days on a news story so they could understand the ballot, I went back to Mr. Lennard. He was able to shed a little bit more light and I knew if he was not prevented by law, hed have told me more. There were no petition efforts this year, he said. All the amendments came directly from the (Florida) Senate and House. So I went to the websites where the bills first originated in Tallahassee and followed their progression in PDF files online that told what words were taken out and what was substituted. I ran these links in my news story, knowing that perhaps one in every 100 readers might have the time to check them out. So I, who crafts words to make a living, set out with my magnifying glass to read each word in every proposed amendment. I poked along, calling this person and that and finally getting some help from an aide in County Commissioner Sandra Murmans office. But this was not the job of a County Commissioners aide. He was only helping me parse out the words and try to figure out why saying yes really meant no as in Amendment No. 1. The most confusing amendment by far was No. 8, which before the Supreme Court justices ruling, had been No. 7. (As if that in itself wasnt confusing enough.) Called the Religious Freedom Act No. 8 had nothing to do with religious freedom. The first five lines of the proposed amendment talked about religious freedom. Why, wouldnt just about everyone want that? that no individual or entity would be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief Sounds like its about religious freedom, right? Well, by the time my magnifying glass and I made it to the bottom line, I realized this amendment was talking about removing the existing ban on vouchers for religious schools. A yes vote meant you were in favor of removing the Constitutional prohibition for state funding of any institution owned or run by a religious denomination. My problem is not with the state paying for or not paying for anything to do with religious denominations. My problem is with yes meaning a prohibition or in other words, no. Using double-negatives is an attempt to confuse. Shame, shame. State legislators, shame. Our government should never aim at confusion and that is just what these legislative-written amendments did. Take No. 5 for instance. Did it ask us outright if we wanted to move judicial powers to the legislative branch of government? Wait a minute, did that ask if we want to give the legislators who wont even write a clear proposed amendment power that now lies in the hands of judges on the bench? Yes voters, it did. And No. 10: the exemption on personal property. That doesnt mean personal? No, this amendment was about businesses. How did I know that? It didnt use the word businesses on the ballot anywhere. But I found out from the property tax office that businesses are the only ones who pay the tax listed in No. 10 the tangible personal property tax. This column could not be written until after the election because it is not the purpose of this newspaper to influence the vote. The story about the amendments was written to aid voters in understanding what lay before them. Many have written and told me it did. But that is not the question now. The voting is over, and there is much to be said about the way legislators wrote the amendments. It would behoove (yes, occasionally I will use a $5 word) us to use our individual and collective voices to tell our legislators what we think of the phrasing they used on our ballots. Just say No! to their legalese. Tell them we deserve better. books available on site for new volunteers.Besides her job as a host, Anne sews aprons, bonnets and period clothing with a group who craft the apparel worn by volunteers and also sell it in the General Store at the Cracker Country museum display. Cracker Country is open for 10 weeks in the fall, 10 weeks in the spring and the 12 days of the annual State Fair, which will be held beginning Feb. 7. Besides this, about 18,000 youth of all ages, but mostly elementary school age from Pinellas, Pasco, Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties, take guided tours throughout the year. While there, the youths experience churning butter and tasting cane syrup. Theyre shown how the syrup is made, hear how children their age lived 100 years ago, experience the type of chores they did to help their family with daily life, and get to see what the typical buildings of the era looked like. All told, its quite an experience. Upon entry into the circular Cracker Country complex, visitors cross over a wooden bridge. When you cross this bridge, you step back in time to 100 years ago, said Anne Paige as she led a group of second graders from the First Baptist Christian Academy of Brandon to the historic Carlton House. As they crossed the bridge, children expressed themselves out loud. I wonder if Laura Ingalls Wilder is around here? one girl asked. Wow! Everythings made out of wood! exclaimed a boy. Its not like our town, one wideeyed boy said as he lingered at the rear of the line just looking around. The docents show visitors the 13 original buildings moved to the exhibit from around the state and explain their heritage. Some days a newspaper is printed on an antique press. Wood carving, blacksmithing and candle-making are all part of the exhibit at various times. One day in early November, Pauline May was demonstrating how string was dipped into wax to make candles that served as a homes only light. Fascinated youths from Brandon watched in awe. You mean that was their only light? one boy asked. Jennifer Becker, museum program supervisor explained the age and history of the buildings. The Carlton House was built in 1885 by Albert and Martha Carlton and donated as a museum by their descendants in 1978. Other buildings were acquired later. The museum has both men and women docents and guides along with people who volunteer to demonstrate a particular skill, like crafting or quilting or gardening. If somebody has an interest in a particular craft or activity, we can find a place for them (to volunteer), Jennifer said. Sabrina Permuth works in human resources for the Fair Authority but was on hand on the museum grounds to encourage new people to volunteer. We could use many more people, she said. Cracker Country is under the (State) Fair Authority but receives no State dollars. We really need dedicated volunteers to help interpret Florida history. Fifteen new people will also be needed to rotate in the Cracker Cow Rodeo Artifact Exhibit being brought from Miami before the opening of the next State Fair. Besides scheduled tour times listed on line, groups of 10 or more persons may set up a private guided tour by calling Jennifer at (813) 627-4225 or emailing her at Jennifer.Becker@freshfromflorida. org. More information is available on line at www.crackercountry.org.Cracker Country

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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 Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to a sales representative. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The world knows that the few are more than the many. Rabindranath Tagore Area Obituaries Robert S. Griffith, 82, of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away November 9, 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ethel; a son, Gregg S. (Irene R.) Griffith;two daughters, Donna R. Barbarise and Beverly A. Griffith; a brother, Jim Griffith; five sisters, Nancy Strickland, Rachel (Steven) Stauder, Carolyn (Jim) Breisler, Kaye Nichols and Marion Donley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive. Interment with Military Honors will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Elizabeth RankinElizabeth Bette Rankin, 90 of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sun City Center Hospice House. Born in Irvington, NJ, Bette was a retired Corporate Secretary who spent time in North Carolina and California before she retired to Sun City Center. Bette was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and a member of the bereavement committee, before she became ill. Bette was preceded in death by her husband Russell in 2001 and a brother Henry, October 13, 2012. Survivors include three nephews in Florida, sisterin-law Bernadeen Schaible in Florida and two cousins in Pennsylvania. A Funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Sandra Kay RobertsSandra Kay Roberts, 64, of Wesley Chapel, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. She was born on January 3, 1948, in Carroll, Iowa, to the late Byron and Esther Schlotzhauer. She moved to Hillsborough County in 1977 and spent most of her professional life working within the insurance industry. An icon of her family, she will be remembered for her huge heart, infectious smile, unwavering love of her family, immense appreciation of her friends, and her positive mental attitude. Sandra is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rick Roberts; her sister Patricia (Jim) Hurlbutt; half-brothers Joseph (Barbara) Schlotzhauer, Timothy (Roxanne) Schlotzhauer, and Randy (Theresa) Merchant; sons Michael (Laura) Williams and Cory (Shirleen) Forrester; Niece Tracy (Roger ) Pettee; grandchildren Melissa and Melanie Williams, Jordan and Joshua Forrester; great grandchildren, Alayah Williams and Dean Koeber Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m. at the home of Joe and Barb Schlotzhauer, 218 13th St NW, Ruskin, FL 33570. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. 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 Unity Community Church offers annual Thanksgiving dinnerMembers and friends of United Community Church are invited to share in the holiday at its Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 at noon in the Great Hall. This delicious catered home-style buffet dinner will be prepared by Sun Coast Catering (Laura Schuler) and is open to the public. The menu includes Thanksgiving salad, hand-carved whole roasted turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked ham with mashed sweet potatoes, green beans and jellied cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, coffee and cold drink, and dessert. The cost of the dinner is $14 per person, and tickets are sold in the Church Office Monday through Friday. The last day for reservations is Tuesday, Nov. 20. All are invited to this event and are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors.Chanakah and gifts: Enjoy both at Temple Beth Israel in Sun City CenterThis is the time when calendars only have two more months before the page is turned to next year. Everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming holidays, and that means sharing some good times with families and friends. Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center has many events planned to fill these two remaining months, including its annual Chanakah party, hosted by the Sisterhood and the Mens Club. It will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at the Temple. Yummy House will provide a Chinese dinner with several different dishes to choose from. A highlight of the meal will be the famous Millstein Latkes, served with all the trimmings. Reservations should be in by Dec. 3. Contact Marsha Fader at (813) 633-9736. Holiday-themed gifts The Judaica Shop at the Temple is filled with unusual gifts for the Chanakah holiday. Shoppers will find a variety of menorahs, plates, key chains, and a unique array of metal sculptures and ceramic piec es by the renowned artist, Gary Rosenthal. The shop is located in the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. in SCC. It is open the third Monday morning of every month, 10 a.m. till noon. If those hours are not convenient, call Elayne Grossman at (813) 634-9993, to make an ap pointment.All jazz fans are invited tomorrowFriday, Nov. 16 is another day for sharing jazz from 2 to 4 p.m. in the South Social Room of Kings Point Main Clubhouse. All jazz lovers in SCC and KP are invited, and there is no charge. For more information, call Bill Ferron at (813) 938-3571 or email him at bferron2@tampabay. rr.com. 14 NOVEMBER 15, 2012

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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. Free Thanksgiving meal for all offered at United Methodist Church The South Shore Big GiveThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, in cooperation with Beanies Restaurant and local businesses, will offer a free Thanksgiving meal to share Gods love with our community. The traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings will be available in Creason Hall on the church cam pus at noon on Thanksgiving Day. Meals will be available for takeout and delivery upon request. Call the church office, (813) 634-2539, by Friday, Nov. 16 to make Thanksgiving plans with the United Methodist Church.Christian Science Church holds Thanksgiving serviceFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center welcomes all to its annual Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, when we pause to reflect and give gratitude for blessings we have received. Readings of thanksgiving and gratitude will be from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Thanksgiving proclamation by the President of the United States will be read. The service will provide time for expressions of gratitude by individu als in the congregation. No collec tion will be taken. Readers will be Lynn Knapp and Betty Kuemmerling; soloist, Betty Bishop; and organist, Shirley Bengston, all of Sun City Center. The Church is located at 204 Second St. NW in Ruskin. For further information, call (813) 633-6459. What a surprise! Smack dab in the middle of rehearsing for their Christmas Concert, the Womens Chorus was joined by Santa, his helpers and reindeer.SCC Womens Chorus offers free Christmas concert for the holidayFor anyone who ever went dashing through the snow, heard sleigh bells ringing or watched chestnuts roasting on an open fire: theres no better way to rekindle those memories than attending a Christmas concert. The Womens Chorus of Sun City Center is putting out the welcome mat and inviting all to attend its 49th Annual Christmas Concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb W on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. As always, the chorus presents A Christmas Concert as a free gift to all and no tickets are necessary. Throughout the years, the Womens Chorus has delighted audiences by performing a combination of traditional and eclectic holiday music sprinkled with a few surprises. The chorus wants the audience to be a part of the festivities, too, and will invite them to sing along with several selections. South Shore United Methodist has received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Centers Dr. Charles W. and Iona A. Mathias Fund for Backpacks on a Mission Outreach. Backpacks on a Mission is an outreach ministry of South Shore United Methodist Church that provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children, so that these children have food on Saturday and Sunday when they are not in school. Each weekend the children take home a backpack full of food containing supplies for meals and healthy snacks. On Monday, the children return the empty backpacks to their teachers. SSUMC volunteers then pick up the backpacks, return them to SSUMC, refill the backpacks, and return them to each teacher by the next Friday. Statistics show that nearly one out of three families in the Tampa area are struggling to put enough SCC Community Foundation awards $7,500 grant to Backpacks on a MissionBackpacks on a Mission Program Director Kathy McGartland with a young volunteer.food on their tables. Backpacks on a Mission is intended to help fill the gap for these families. SSUMC started Backpacks on a Mission in January 2012 and is currently serving two local school in the community. They are helping 40 children at this time. Free workshop at UMC: Surviving the holidaysSam Rorer will be leading a workshop, Surviving the Holidays, on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Through video experience and discussion, participants will meet Christian experts and others who have experienced the death of a loved one or another life tragedy. Facing the holiday season after a loss can be more difficult than friends and even family members realize. This Griefshare experience will help participants to not only sur vive the holidays, but find strength, healing and tools to move forward in the challenges of everyday living. For more information or to register, contact the UMC church office at (813) 634-2539. Fun Brigade welcomes back Homer NoodlemanHomer Noodleman will return to the United Community Church on Friday, Nov. 23 (the day after Thanksgiving) when the Fun Brigade sponsors a fun-filled evening. Starting at 7 p.m., Homer will wow the audience with his comedy, magic, impressions, and instrumental talents. Everyone is invited to this Holiday Show. United Community Church is located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Tickets are $5 each. NOVEMBER 15, 2012 15

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16 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Pictured from left: Nola Theiss, Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., and the Youth Prevention Programs ARTREACH and TIPS; Edmond Dubreuil, Founder and Executive Director of Community Mental Wellness Center, Natasha Nasicmento, Founder of Redefining Refuge, Laura Hamilton, Found er and President of Bridging Freedom, Judge Irene Sullivan, Retired Nationally recognized speaker and author of Raised by the Courtsand June M Wallace, Facilitator of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign against Human Trafficking.Event raises awareness of human trafficking in Tampa Bay regionOn Saturday, Nov. 3, the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking hosted a White Ribbon Against Pornography event to educate the community about the dangers of pornography and its connection to the human trafficking business. The event was held at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and featured speakers from organizations ranging from the non-profit Morality in the Media to the Tampa Bay Area FBI. The presenters spoke about the growing problem of human trafficking and the role that por nography plays in fueling the pandemic of child sex trafficking. Tampa is identified as 5th on the list of U.S. cities with the highest concentration of child sex trafficking. The seminars promoted awareness, advocacy, and action, as well as the community responsibility to respond. The speakers also discussed what could be done to protect the community and teen runaway population from being impacted by this crime. The entire program was also offered in Spanish. We are very encouraged by the success of this event, says June Wallace, Facilitator for the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking. We were able to educate attendees on the negative effects of pornography and the growing human trafficking epidemic in our community. For more information on the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking, call (813) 419-4053. On Nov. 30, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., South Bay Hospital will host a Community Health Fair and Open House to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The event will take place in the hospital cafeteria and will feature free health screenings and cake. Originally named Sun City Regional Medical Center, the facility was initially designed to be a branch of Blake Medical Center. It first opened its doors to the public on Nov. 20, 1982 for a dedication ceremony. The first patient was admitted on Dec.3, 1982. Once the doors were officially opened, the hospital filled up quickly, showing the pent-up demand for a medical facility in the South Shore area. The facility soon evolved into its own state-of-the-art hospital and changed its name to HCA Sun City Hospital in 1986. And in 1989, the hospital began an 11,000-square-foot expansion and renamed itself South Bay Hospital, to better represent the hospitals regional influence. Although we have gone through a few name changes over the years, our mission has always been the same, says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. We are committed to being the best community hospital and providing the highest level of care. We look forward to many more years of caring for our community. For more information about the 30th Anniversary Celebration, or to learn more about South Bay Hospital, call (813) 634-0496. South Bay Hospital celebrates 30 years of caring on the South ShoreSouth Bay Hospital recently participated in a groundbreaking study that concluded that using antimicrobial soap and ointment on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients reduces bloodstream infec tions, including methicillinresistant staphylococcusaureus (MRSA), by 44 percent. The study, known as Randomized Evaluation of Decolonization Versus Universal Clearance to Eliminate (REDUCE) MRSA, was a collaborative effort between South Bay Hospitals parent company, HCA, the Centers for Disease Control and Nominations still open for 2013 Hillsborough County Womens Hall of FameThe deadline to nominate an outstanding woman for the 2013 Hillsborough County Womens Hall of Fame is fast approaching. Nominations are due on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women will select up to three exceptional women for the 2013 Class of the Womens Hall of Fame. Inductees may also be honored posthumously. The Commission on the Status of Women created the Hillsbor ough County Womens Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize women who have made significant contri butions to the betterment of life for residents of Hillsborough County in areas such as business, educa tion, philanthropy, military and public service. Thirteen women have now been inducted. Nomination forms are available online at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/WHOF or by calling Brandon Wagner, Commission on the Status of Women at (813) 276-2640. The induction ceremony will be held March 28, 2013, at the Tampa Convention Center.Grant from Interfaith Council helps Cypress Creek Elementary SchoolAt a recent meeting of the Sun City Center Interfaith Council, Roy Moral, Principal of Cypress Creek Elementary School, thanked mem bers for a $6,000 grant received earlier this year that was used to help fund a project called Enrich, Extend, Empower.This project was designed to provide students with engaging activities that stimulate and enrich their lives. Supporting various clubs such as the Chess Club, Robotics Club and a South Shore History Club, the grant was used to purchase equipment, fund activities for the clubs and keep them ongoing. Moral and his staff have provided many opportunities for students to benefit from out-ofschool organized activities. With approximately 84% of his students considered to live below the poverty line, Moral spoke about the impact of those club activities. He also expressed gratitude for the Nearly New Shop and told how the gently used merchandise available at the shop has helped parents of his students as well as workers at the school. Grants from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hardworking volunteers at the shop. The Nearly New Shop is located at 1515 Sun City Center Plaza and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arrangements can be made to pick up larger items by calling (813) 642-9099. For more information about the Interfaith Council and the grants process, visit its website at: www. interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter. com. SCC Interfaith Council President Jay Sparkman, left, with Cypress Creek Elementary Principal Roy Moral and Pat Pelton, Vice President of the IFC.PHOTO COMPLIMENTS OF PATRICIA MACFARLANEAvoid headaches this holiday seasonAdvice from the Better Business BureauMany retailers rolled out their layaway plans for the holidays a month earlier than last year. Some are even offering additional incentives to use the layaway option, such as cutting fees and increasing the number of items eligible for layaway. But the Better Business Bureau is warning that putting an item on layaway could result in some costly shopping blunders. The layaway concept dates back to the Great Depression, when cashstrapped families found the idea of paying for items on a monthly or weekly basis attractive. The concept lost its luster in the days of easy credit, but it has been revived and proved popular recently. Additionally, third-party businesses have sprung up, offering online layaway plans between customers and retailers. Consumers can create and manage a payment schedule within their budget and make periodic payments to the third-party layaway service provider. Once the item is fully paid for, the business buys the item from the retailer and ships it to the customer. BBB advises: Before signing a layaway contract, make sure you can actually come up with the money to pay for the products. Unlike outstanding credit card debt, which will just accumulate interest, failure to pay your layaway means you dont just lose the product, but also any fees you may have paid. Ask the company for a written contract and read it carefully. Contracts should include when payments must be made and what happens if a payment is late. Some stores only hold items for a specific number of months, and then redistribute them for re-sale. Be sure your items will be placed in a secure area until all payments are made, so they wont be sold to other customers. What happens if you change your mind and decide not to pur chase the item? Be sure to check if refunds are available. Boaters: winter manatee zones take effect Nov. 15The Tampa Bay Manatee Awareness Coalition reminds boaters that several slow speed zones go into effect Thursday, Nov. 15 in Tampa Bay to protect manatees that will be gathering near area power plants as water tem peratures fall. As many as 350 manatees are expected to spend all or part of the winter months in Tampa Bay and its tributar ies. When water temperatures consistently drop below 68 degrees, the majority of the animals will be in or near Tampa Electric Companys Big Bend power plant near Apollo Beach. Through Nov. 2, 12 manatees have already been killed by watercraft in Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas counties. Statewide, 306 manatees have died already this year, 73 as a result of collisions with boats. Manatees are most in danger of being hit by boats when in waters less than 6 feet deep that contain underwater seagrass meadows where the animals feed and rest. These flats, and their deeper edges, are popular with anglers as well as manatees. Several slow-speed zones or combustion-motor exclusion zones will be in effect from Nov. 15 to March 31. In Hillsborough County, the zones are as follows: A No Entry zone is in effect from Nov. 15 March 31 in the waters immediately south of the discharge canal at TECOs Big Bend power plant near Apollo Beach, where the vast majority of manatees in Tampa Bay seek refuge when water temperatures fall below 68 degrees. An Idle Speed Zone is in place from Nov. 15 March 31 for waters south of the Apollo Beach No Entry area, generally east of the Hammerhead portion of Apollo Beach and north of Apollo Beach Blvd. A year round slow speed zone is in effect south of the Courtney Campbell Causeway near Rocky Point from the shore out to the 6-foot depth and extending to Old Port Tampa south of the Gandy Bridge. Marked channels into Culbreath Isles allow speeds of 25 mph. A year round slow-speed zone is in effect from the shore to the 6-foot depth from the mouth of the Alafia River south to the Manatee County line, except for marked channels into Apollo Beach, Bahia Beach and into the Cockroach Bay boat ramp which allow on-plane speeds. Maps of most of the zones can be downloaded at http://myfwc.com/ manatee/data/mapref.htm. To report an injured or dead manatee, or an on-water violation, call 1-888-404FWCC (3922). If you do hit a manatee while boating, please report it! The sooner the animal is located and its condition is assessed, the better its chances for survival. You will not be cited for accidentally hitting a manatee as long as you were not violating any boating laws. Prevention (CDC), Harvard University and several other academic institutions. The study involved 43 HCA hospitals and nearly 75,000 patients located in 74 Adult ICUs. The results of the study were released recently at IDWeek, an annual meet ing of infectious disease organizations. The results showed strong evidence that the widely used practice of Screening and Isolation for MRSA are not as effective as Universal Decolonization, or treating all patients in the ICU setting with an ointment and antimicrobial soap. South Bay is part of MRSA prevention study

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18 NOVEMBER 15, 2012zeroed in on the parasitic eye infection known as river blindness spread by a small black fly, on trichiasis which causes eyelashes to turn inward, on schistosomiasis or snail fever spread by a parasite whose eggs tear internal organs, on malaria, the fever spread by mosquitoes, on lymphatic filariasis which can lead to grotesquely swollen limbs and on guinea worm disease, the ancient affliction that can produce worms three feet in length erupting painfully from the body through blisters on the skin. Today, however, Guinea worm disease is poised to become only the second ailment to be eliminated from the earth without vaccines or medications, Marsland asserted. And she demonstrated one of the low-tech methods used by The Carter Center to reduce the disease from 3.5 million cases in 1986 to 1,100 in 2011 a hand held, heavy duty straw with a fine mesh screen in one end and a whistle -like mouthpiece at the other that filters parasitic larvae from contaminated drinking water. Similarly, the center has helped protect untold numbers with distribution of bed nets that bar disease-carrying insects from sleeping families, Marsland noted. Campaigns to stamp out the common ailments also currently are ongoing in such places as Uganda and Niger, Ghana and Ethiopia, she added. The center, which played a prominent role in drafting the United Nations Declaration of Principles for International Observances, most recently also witnessed the 2011-2012 series of Egypts first free elections in the post-Hosni-Mubarak era. Led by Jimmy Carter himself, the delegation ultimately described the process an important step forward for the country and found shortcomings in some of its council election procedures. The center also observed November, 2011, elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, labeling them not credible and then monitored December, 2011, processes in Cote dIvoire, noting a generally peaceful voting environment, encouraging the government to pursue a dialogue of national reconciliation, then suggesting some election reforms. While most of The Carter Centers efforts are focused in poor and emerging nations outside U.S. borders, its mental health services advocacy led by Rosalynn Carter is America-based. The centers initiative tries to identify concrete action steps to improve both access to and quality of mental health care. Ott, the presentation host and a member of The Carter Centers Ambassadors Circle, is no stranger to humanitarian endeavors. The veterinarian founded C.A.R. E., the South Countys only no-kill animal shelter, maintains Ruskins dog park, has made several mission trips to Haiti and currently is an investor in a Haitian microlending cooperative which lends capital to island farmers in $40 increments, enabling them to produce a variety of crops for sale in the village market or in Portau-Prince. The reward, he said, is the joy that comes from giving. I dont expect to be repaid. His guests agreed. Before saying their good-byes, they donated or pledged a total of $7,500 to The Carter Center.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson 1 See MichelinMan.com for more details on the stop shorter benefits of specific MICHELIN brand passenger and light truck tires.2 See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 11/24/12. Void where prohibited. 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There are no guidelines for the imagess subject matter. Image must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. Winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. For more info, contact the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645-1366 or (813) 645-3808 or email apollobeachoffice@southshore chamberofcommerce.org. Navy Seaman Recruit Edward J. Cochrane, a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Cochrane completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. MELODY JAMESON PHOTOMicrophone in hand, Dr. Hal Ott, (center) Ruskin veterinarian, fielded questions during The Carter Center presentation in his Apollo Beach home. Delita Marsland, (left) representative of the Atlanta-based humanitarian organization with a world-wide reach, provided an overview of its various programs which prompted Donald Pearson (right) AB businessman, to make a substantial pledge of support.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 3B Free Community Shred-a-Thon!Local residents, bring your old documents to Cotter Financial where we will have a specially designed commercial shredding truck on site to destroy your documents before your eyes! Each 1,000 pounds of paper shredded saves one mature tree. So protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft and help the environment as well. Paper only, please. You need not remove staples and paper clips. Watch your documents being shredded on closed circuit television! Complimentary refreshments (hot dogs, sodas, bottled water) provided by Cotter Financial, LLC. You may enter to win a great cross-cut shredder for your home. The drawing is free! (Two story building between CVS and Winn Dixie) Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton A few days of cold weather have dropped our water tempera tures to about 60 degrees. This has put our focus on potholes and shallows for finding fish this week. Some fish have taken cover in the protected canals, with others finding the muddy bottoms of riv ers to wait for warmer weather. Those with catches this week say they fished on high and low tides when the fish surfaced to eat. Kingfish were seen slowly moving in our waters this week. Most have moved south to warmer waters. As the colder weather and snow hits the northern states, they will again start migrating our way. Cobia are still in our waterways, but seem to have left the rivers and Gulf and are now playing around in the canal from the warm water flow of Tampa Electric near the Manatee Viewing Center. Good news for many is that the mullet are jumping in the canals this week, just in time for the holiday cook outs. One good thing about mullet is that you can feed a multitude of people with just one cast of the net. That is, if you read the water right and make a complete circle over a school. Veterans Day cookouts were outside with dinner on the grill and lots of fried mullet and hush puppies. The best fishing this week is in the shallows, as one might call Fall Shallows, it is Fall here, even though we have 80-degree weather most of the time. This is one waterway where you can fish the year round, Spring, Winter, Summer and Fall. Sheepshead are always waiting for an angler, at piers, bridges, wrecks and artifical reefs, regard less of the weather its a lean white-meated fish, ugly and boney but well worth cleaning and always good tablefare. Freshwater catches in private lakes and the waters of upper rivers gave some anglers great catches of catfish, panfish and a bass or two. Visiting Williams Park in Gibsonton this week, I found the parking lot was about threequarters full of boat trailers now that so many are back fishing. I couldnt help but notice a lot of pickup trucks without trailers and as I stayed around for a while I found that those pickups were driven by people owning kayaks. Talked with some anglers from Plant City, who said, It is very easy to swing off of I-75 to this launching pad. They own boats but the kayak doesnt take gas: You paddle along, forget your work and life is wonderful in a kayak. In our boats we rush to one spot, hang out awhile, if the fish dont bite we speed across to another spot. It takes a lot of gas, its also harder to launch. We are not pulling a trailer, we can get here faster, and life is beautiful in our kayaks. Another advantage in our kayak is that we can go places that our boat cant go. There are also a few anglers out there in canoes. Both are great gas By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Fish the shallows this week CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. 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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ........................... Bingo. Free hot dogs. Tuesday Night ........................... Bar Gamess. Friday Night .............................. Feather Your Nest. Food available. Saturday, Nov. 17 ..................... 5 p.m. Steak Dinner. .................................................... 6:30 p.m. Music by U 2 Kan. Sunday ....................................... Free hotdogs during games. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session p.m. 5ish, No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Meatloaf with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013, contact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details and reservations. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin, Telephone (813) 645-2089. 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.FaithFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately, she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a C.A.R.E. volunteer. She is a loving and friendly young cat now looking for a forever home with a loving owner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and micro chipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of keep ing the Faith in your family? DOB: February, 2, 2010. Luna Luna, a Shepherd mix, was found in a pool of blood on US 41 after being mauled by another animal. She is recovering fast from her wounds. Her broken jaw will take a bit longer to heal. Fortu nately, her loving personality was unharmed by the attack. Luna is equally great with people and other dogs. Luna knows how to sit and goes nuts for a belly rub. As part of her adoption, Luna will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: August 1, 2012. A Parade to Remember A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he was a rifleman during the Vietnam War, and later on became a rifleman trainer to officers who were heading off to do their tour in Vietnam. He has proudly been a member of close to 50 years of the American Legion in New Knoxville, Ohio, where he had once held the position of National Vice Commander. There is no twisting of his or his wifes arm to get them to come to the annual parade. They come to show their pride, and respect for those who have served in our armed forces throughout the decades, as so many others do as well. Dale and Kay, who have been friends for many years, were also in attendance and thoroughly enjoying themselves with cold drinks in-hand, sitting on their tailgate along with their 3x5 American flag attached to their truck, proudly waving in the light breeze. Dale has been a resident of Ruskin for nearly four decades and is a United States Army veteran himself who served as an engineer with the 3rd Armored Division. Kay has lived in this town for nearly 20 years. Kays favorite part of the parade is watching the ladies auxiliary color guard team. They both come to the parade every year, and dont have any plans of stopping. Watching the many young children in attendance proudly waving their American flags and interacting with the people riding on the fascinating floats is an enjoyment. These children are experiencing first-hand the many people who have fought for this great nation, and are recognizing not only the selfless contribution that these veterans have given, but the contributions of their families as well. Seeing their eyes grow big and watching their jaws drop as the participants in uniform come over to shake their hands and thank them for their support is priceless. There were plenty of candy and bead necklaces soaring through the air towards the attendees along the parade route. One young boy standing next to me was leaning; not to get a better look at what the next float was that was slowly approaching his location, but because of the dozen or more beaded necklaces he had dangling around his neck, yet he was loving every minute of what he was witnessing, and was still receiving more necklaces as I made my way down the parade route. 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6B NOVEMBER 15, 2012 WARREN RESEN,%  International TITUSVILLE, FL Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant & More in Titusville, Florida has a reputation that transcends the boundaries of earth, literally. The business was built on the back of a little crustacean, known as the peanut shrimp, at one time considered practically inedible. Today known as a rock shrimp its taste, according to fans, is similar to lobster (not chicken). It has become a delicacy because of a technique to clean and prepare it that Rodney Thompson and his family perfected one weekend at home in their kitchen. For the Thompsons, it has always been about the ocean and its bounty. Rodney, founder of Dixie Crossroads, built pleasure and commercial fishing boats in the 1950s and 60s in Port Canaveral and is credited with building the first commercial fiberglass shrimp boat. Laurilee Thompson, Rodneys daughter and current owner of Dixie Crossroads, was at one time possibly the only crewman (there was no political correctness back then) in the Atlantic longline fleet. Then when her father gifted her with the last boat from his commercial production line, she gathered a crew and went off on her own, fishing the Gulf and Atlantic. In January 1983 Rodney bought a small orange grove in Titusville, Florida and opened a restaurant using fiberglass coolers made in his ship building facility to keep the shrimp fresh. Customers used plastic forks, spoons and knifes. It was definitely not a white table cloth operation. In the years since its opening as a small 30 seat neighborhood restaurant, Dixie Crossroads has outgrown its humble beginnings and today can accommodate more than 450 people. Fresh caught seafood is the reason for its continued success, and then there are those sinfully delicious baskets of corn fritters, each one shaped like a golf ball. Laurilee estimates more than a million are consumed by patrons yearly. When you try a basket, youll know why. In the beginning Dixie Crossroads was the place to go for rock shrimp. Today it is more than that. Rock shrimp is just one of five species of domestic shrimp that are featured and every one of these five varieties has a different flavor profile. According to Laurilee, Rock shrimp just happens to be the most unusual. The selection of shrimp on our menu also features Royal Reds, Key West Pinks, Canaveral Whites, Florida Browns and Hoppers. ALL of the shrimp we serve at Dixie Crossroads are wild caught not farm raised. Approximately 90% of the shrimp consumed in the U.S. are farm raised, usually in foreign countries where growing conditions are often unregulated. Wild caught shrimp are firm and sweet and have a distinctive taste. They are not soft and tasteless like the farm raised variety that needs hot sauce for flavor, Ms. Thompson said. But then there is even more to the Dixie Crossroads menu then its famous shrimp. Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, and Wild Salmon as well as many varieties of fish are offered. For meat eaters there is organically raised beef and poultry. Dixie Crossroads original reputation was founded on serving Rock shrimp which looks like a miniature rock lobster tail. It was difficult and time consuming to clean. They were considered a by-product of a catch, used for bait or tossed back, except for the few brought home for personal consumption. While hand cleaning a batch of rock shrimp in their family kitchen that Rodney had bought for home consumption, the Thompsons discovered an easier way to clean these delicious little crustaceans, making it economical to serve in a restaurant. The rest is history. The motto of Dixie Crossroads is Buy American. The Thompson family promotes the interests of American fishing fleets, American fishermen and American products. However, they occasionally have to buy products from other sources when a particular variety is not available in local waters. Their horizon has grown beyond the boundaries of Floridas waters and today reaches to all corners of North America. But the seafood they serve is always wild caught. Dixie Crossroads was named, not as many think for the South, but for the nearby roadway with a similar name, Dixie Highway. It was NASA and the Space Shuttle program at nearby Cape Canaveral that helped the restaurant take off and earn an international and out-of-thisworld reputation. In its heyday, NASAs visitors and employees were regular patrons of Dixie Crossroads in nearby Titusville. Engineers, scientists, politicians, foreign dignitaries, reporters, personalities and of course astronauts came to what was undeniably the best place to eat in the area and big enough to accommodate large groups. NASA would literally take over the restaurant, exposing it to a world-wide audience. When Americas astronauts landed on the moon would it be unrealistic to think that they might have carried with them thoughts of the restaurants corn fritters? Was it really a golf ball that was whacked on the Moon or a golf ball sized corn fritter from Dixie Crossroads? The Dixie Crossroads Restaurant in Titusville, Florida, has an out-of-this-world reputation and continues to attract patrons from far and wide. An out-of-this-world restaurant: Dixie Crossroads Cape Canaveral Special: 1 dozen shrimp, 2 dozen rock shrimp, and 1/4 pound of scallops First Steppers and Beginners Wednesdays 11 am to Noon Intermediate and Advanced Wednesdays 12:15 to 1:15 pm*Limited to the rst 30 people for each classJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Proudly WelcomesTEACHING FREE WEEKLY LINE DANCE CLASSESClasses Run Weekly at theJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Classes Every Wednesday! REGISTER NOW* DAR LENE Time to Dust off Yer Dancing Boots!

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7BNoOVemberEMBER 15, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 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 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 310 GaraARAGeE /Yard ARD saSALeE 105 PersonaERSONALWe Moved V Village Plaza Beauty SSalon, 16621 Hwy 301 SS. SSame plaza different suite 109. 813-634-5044, Come see Kim & G Gloria.Have YYou Fallen by the outdoor CAA pool in SSun City Center? IIf so, please call DDoug. at 813-634-3907 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 280 PetsETSWalk The Walk Pet sitting by LLinda. Caring & reasonable. RReferences provided. 813-6774796. SSCC, RRuskin, AApollo Beach & R Riverview Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost 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 donateG Giant yard sale. 411 College A Ave. W R Ruskin.. 11/16, 10am-2pm. 11/17 8am1pm. Holiday items, lots of household, bedding, clothes, etc. L Laureate Zeta Pi S Sorority. G G arage sale. F F riday & S S aturday, 11/16 & 11/17, 8am-2pm. Housewares, clothes, costume jewelry, V V ideos/ V V CR R 1504 V Valley FForge Blvd., SSCC. DDont miss this! I Indoor/ outdoor furniture, clothing, hardware, material, yarn, needles, home decor. 1109 E E merald D Drive, SSCC. 11/16, 8am-1pm.Big YYearly Fall Sale In Sundance AAll name brand clothes, kids, womens, mens all sizes, LLevi, Hollister, A Aeropostale, SSalt LLife, GGuy Harvey, D Dickies, NNike & many more brands. L Ladies & girls SSkinnys. GGreat kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. N New CDDs, DVDDVDs & Blue RRays. LLinens, kitchenware, books, lots of misc. decor. TTons of new Christmas decorations, VVera Bradley, EEnglish saddle, horse supplies & equipment & horse decor. Yamaha keyboard in box. E Entire mechanic shop tool inventory: Craftsman, SS.K., SSnap-On, etc. AAir tools, power tools, tool chests & cabinets TTons & tons of other guys stuff. Yahama youth 50cc dirt bike. 2-10 speakers with sub woofer box-300watt Kenwood amp attached with external fan. SSomething for everyone, dont miss this one. FFriday, SSaturday & S Sunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow RRd (4.5 miles south of SRSR 674 on USS 301 to LLightfoot RRd). FFollow signs & balloons. SSee you there. Moving sale. Bedroom set, large dining room mirror, chairs. A A bit of everything. F Friday N Nov. 16, 9am-1pm. 1813 A Adrian Place., SSCCG Garage sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 9am1pm. 1226 V Valley F Forge D Dr., S SCC. RV RV stuff, books, kitchen & misc. 1502 D Dedham D Dr., S SCC. 7:30am-1pm. N Nov. 16 & 17. S Some furniture, like new sleeper sofa, misc. kitchen & household items. PARK WIDE S aleChula Vista Landing Saturday, November 17th8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food served in clubhouse PARK WIDE YARD SALEHide-A-Way RV Resort2206 Chaney Dr. in RuskinSAT., NOV. 17TH Something for everyone! GGarage sale. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am1pm. 602 13th S St., S SW, R Ruskin. Baby items, clothes, dressing table, 42 Proj. TV TV, 20 portable TV TV, wicker table & chairs. LLots of misc. A A pollo Beach Caribbean I I sles Park wide carport sale. S S aturday, 11/17, 9am-1pm. Big Bend R Rd & USS 41. T Take 1st right. E Elsberry R Rd. F Follow signs. N North on USS 41 from R R uskin pass A A pollo Beach Blvd., to 1st left EElsberry RRd. & follow signs.F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-2pm. 373 to 379 Club Manor D D r., S S CC. 4 families. Moving & cleaning out sale. Many Christmas items, tools, lawn mower, table saw, household & more. S S aturday, 11/17. 107 S S teven S S t., R R uskin. (off SShell Point)G G arage sale. S S elling my brass collection. 1111 E E l R R ancho D D r., S S CC. S S aturday, 11/17, 8am-? FINE RESALE APPARELGot Chicos?.......................Fifis does!Got Talbots?.......................Fifis does!Got Coach?.......................Fifis does!641-8444Mon-Sat, 10 am 5 pm Closed Sunday6410 Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach(Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) OMG G Best yard sale yet! T T ools, clothes, shoes, kitchen items, Bucs gear, rattan furniture. T Too much to mention. S Saturday & S Sunday, N Nov. 17 & 18, 8am-? 2617 GGulf City RRd., RRuskin. Moving sale. Huge selection of linens, kitchenware, china, serving dishes, silver, small appliances, tools, ladders, storage shelves, grill, work bench, etc. T T hursday 11/15, F F riday 11/16, S S aturday 11/17, 8am-1pm. 2228 W. D D el Webb, S SCC G Great prices! T Tools, truck tool boxes, ladders, household misc.. S S aturday, 11/17, 8am-3pm. 1616 1st S S t. SE SE R Ruskin. Multi family yard sale. F Friday & S Saturday. 8am-2pm. F Furniture, kids clothes, bird perchs & more. 1410 D Deirdre D Dr. R Ruskin Carport sale. 1605 Monmouth D D r., S S CC. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-1pm. D Drafting, NAS NASCARAR, tools, kitchen. AAll must go. Converting home movies, slides and photos to DVDVIDEO CON VERSIONS of FloridaDavid Croxton813-758-3181www.vidconFL.com Community Yard Sale Community Yard Salemore than 50 participants!Riverside Golf & Boat Club Gated CommunitySatu rday, Nov. 17 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ONLY No e arly birds!Corner of Universal Dr. & Stephens Rd. (off US 41 S in Ruskin) Multi family garage sale. N Nov. 16 & 17, 8am-1pm. E E merald L L ake D D r., S S CC. S S omething for everyone. A A portion of sale proceeds with be donated to S South S Shore FFelines.Huge Sale TThursday, FFriday, SSaturday. 9am-2pm. A Antiques, Church cookbooks, clothes & furniture. Helping Hands TThrifty S Shop. 2 miles south of SSCC. on Hwy 301, south Moving sale. S Saturday, N November 17, one day 7:30am-noon. L Lots of miscellaneous, vintage quilts, bed, sofa bed, chair, books, teacher supplies.1302 A Apollo Beach Blvd. LLook for balloons! S S CC. Books, rugs, misc. furniture, clothes, bedspreads, table 4/ chairs, Christmas items. F F riday & S S aturday, N Nov. 16 & 17. 8am-1pm.Big YYard Sale F Friday NNov. 16 & SSaturday NNov. 17. Bicycles, men & women clothes, books & movies. nice glassware, Christmas items. lots of nice items. 131 21st SSt. N NW, RRuskin. (off SShell Point RRd)G Garage sale. We still have many items left from previous sale, plus more. F F riday & S Saturday, 11/16 & 11/17. 9am-? 739 T Torrey Pines AAve., SSCC FF riday, S S aturday, N N ov. 16, 17. 8am-1pm. Household, tools, L La-z-boy rocker, golf clubs, crafts & collectibles. 328 Caloosa Woods LLane, SSCC.312 EstateSTATE SaALesESSS uper yard sale! Hundred of books, tools, hardware, crafts: ceramics, sewing, knitting, embroidery, plus. Mexican pottery, Mikasa crystal, jewelry, sets of dishes, kitchen treasures. N N ew/ very old decorative/ utilitarian. Pebble Beach to stop sign, right on Platinum, left on V Villory, left to 2226 Preservation G Greens. S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 14, 16 & 17The Winter Sale50% off all jackets & sweatersPlus the Secret Sale

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 PROF. SERVICES650 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...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well established team. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS bayfront 2BR/2BA condo in the delightful community of Little Harbour. Beautiful views of Tampa Bay, near the community pool, restaurant, tennis courts, marina, and within minutes of Tampa and Sarasota. Well maintained complex with minimal association fees and no CDD fees. Totally updated with wood cabinets and granite countertops. Must see to appreciate! Asking $209,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER! 2BR/2BA Single Family home that has been very well maintained and is move-in ready. This home is light and bright with a nice size kitchen and plenty of cabinets. Other features include: a newer roof, water softener, golf cart storage with room for a workshop and more! $84,000 CALL ROXANNE WEST BROOK 813-748-2201 OR KAY PYE 813-361-3672 AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY: Outstanding property in outstanding location features 18 acres with two folio numbers and two houses. 28X 96 greenhouse with end fans and automatic door and 40X100 steel building on slab with attached carport provide great growing potential and storage. All near major truck route. Call for details. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DIG IT, HAUL IT, THROW IT, DEVELOP IT. Dont be a STICK-IN-THE-MUD just make an offer on it, because bank/owner does not want to HOLD IT. This 14 acres plus piece was taken back at a loss and being offered at a loss. Started on market at appraised value but now down to $125,000 (under $9000 an acre!). JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 TOWNHOMES FOR SALE! car garage offers ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Master bath has double sinks, combination tub/shower and a huge walk-in closet. $113,900 CALL ROXANNE WEST BROOK 813-748-2201 CARIBBEAN ISLES IN APOLLO BEACH! carpet, remodeled bathrooms, workshop, fruit trees and much more! OWNER FINANCING A POSSIBILITY. $79,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 New Short Sale Listing! and shopping. $59,000 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING, RUSKIN: $124,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 OTHER NEW RUSKIN LISTING: Older Waterfront pool home, 2BR/2BA, with enclosed patio, screened-in-pool, dock, davits and boat ramp. Double attached carport, nice lot with weekend get-away. $220,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 LARGE DOUBLEWIDE ON ACRE LOT, Ruskin area: 2BR/2BA+ small den, huge zone: $65,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 Annes Estate Sales 1213 Fordham Dr., SCC(off Valley Forge Dr.) PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLYFurniture : Game table, dining rm. suite, full bed, rattan sofa w/matching chair, recliner, bakers rack, dinette table w/ chairs, bookcases, card table w/ chairs, brass & glass end tables, stack tables, desk w/chair, file cabinets. Appliances : Refrigerator, microwave, vacuum cleaners. Collectables : Jewelry, Depression glass, cut glass. Miscellaneous : Tools, step ladders, office chair, household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterNovember 16 & 177:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1501 Bentwood Drive(corner of N. Pebble Bch & Bentwood)E-Z-Go golf cart, Air Gometer exercise bike, Golden Champion scooter, walker, 4 lg. wheels, kitchen table, 4 chairs, blue La-ZBoy recliner, 2 pink. White metal trundle bed, 2 matching loveseats, dual recliner loveseat, maple hutch, desk & 2 Ethan Allen low cases. Howard Miller grandfather clock, sm. rolltop desk, sm. entertainment center, 2 lg. 3 sm. curio cabinets, 2 King suites, one bookcase headboard. Blush dining table, 6 chairs, corner maple table, loveseat, womens clothes (M), books (Stephen King, Jack Higgins, Dean Koontz, James Patterson). Pictures, Lenox, bell collection, German collectables, & cat plates.508-0307 or 633-1173 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MISC. FOR SALELeft hand clubs. Convex Excaliber 100% graphite. 3 woods, 24 & 28 loft. 9 irons, 56 sand, 60 viper. golf; bag. 813-634-5494. 1146 Jameson Greens, Kings Point. Adult tricycle, 3 wheels, never used, still in box $260. New Reverse Osmosis 941-524-1025 Hillsborough Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Selling 4 plots for less than retail price for 2. Retail $10,000 asking $5,000. 813-641-0205395 W ANTED TO BUYWanted paintings, coins, currency silver etc. 813-610-5824 410 BOATSPWC lift, Swinger 1,000 lb capacity, 3/4hp motor. 115 volts. Apollo Beach. $200. 813-645-1740 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. 511 HOUSES FOR SALEHome in SCC. 2br/2ba/2cg, 1,637 sf. taxes $1,158. Updates, plumbing, a/c, tile roof, newer refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove. Price $134,000. 309750-1925 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 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 530 HOMESITES OR LOTSLot for sale. In waterfront 55+ co-op community in Apollo Beach. Must sell. Originally $32,000 Now $24,900. Call 813-641-9012 or 813-416-9012 565 M.H. IN P ARKSOne bedroom mobile home, completely furnished. $2,000 55+ park, Ruskin. Call 813-400-7042 Mobile home for sale. 2br/2ba mobile home in 55+ community. Fully furnished. Move in ready. Financing available. 813-649-0691 Ruskin 55+ park. 2br/1ba, pet friendly. Roof over, long carport, CHA, (2) Florida rooms. Newer appliances. Completely furnished. 813-695-6060 Make offer $8,000. 3br/1ba MH in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Washer/ dryer, (2) large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close to clubhouse & pool. Ruskin. Call 813-447-6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly. First, last & $500 deposit. 727-391-1121Sun City 55+ 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 APTS FOR RENT rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896613 CONDOS FOR RENTSnow birds. January, February & March. Apollo Beach. totally furnished, 2br/1ba. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681 Beautifully furnished. Gated 1br/1.5ba 55+ Sun City Center. Fully furnished, free cable, clubhouse, transportation, much more. $700 monthly. 813-6338083 614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400615 TOWNHOMES FOR RENTKings Lake townhomes. Big Bend Rd, close to I-75, US-41 & US-301. Gated community with pool. 1,360 sf, 2br/2.5ba, all appliances, water & basic cable included. Screened patio. No pets. $900 monthly plus security deposit. 813-645-8352 630 M.H. RENTALSOne bedroom mobile home on water. Fish off dock. Utilities included $175 weekly $400 deposit. Ruskin 813363-6001 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For 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 Gibsonton Area 3 bedroom modular home & 2 bedroom MH for rent. Water, sewer, trash included. 813-234-0992 Mobile home, double wide on one acre. Lots of privacy. $675 monthly plus one month security. 813-641-7791 646 W AREHOUSE SPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPING 705 CLEANING SERVICES700 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 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 clean708 MOVERSTony Hill Moving & Storage. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108 U.S. DOT #434469 QuickBooks 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 ADULT & CHILD CARELet someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory fax to 813-645-1792 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN: with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consisting of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/1BA block house in peaceful area of town, a stones throw from river. Good metal roof, attached utility-room, central heat and air, and shed in backyard, this home is very well maintained and will make a great starter or rental home. $59,900. RUSKIN OFFICES & WAREHOUSES FOR RENT: 5 Acres cleared & fenced property with 6-ofce building, work shop, chemical shed, warehouses, propane heaters, irrigation, and 2,500 sq.ft. seed house. $2,000/mo. Call for details. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time.Contents Include: 2000 Club Car Golf Cart w/back rear seating, Leather Reclining Sofa, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Large-Screen TV, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Kitchen Table w/ Chairs on Casters, King Brass Bed, Bedroom Furniture, Bakers Rack & Wine Rack, Side Chairs, Corner Curio Cabinet, Capodimonte, Ladies Clothing, WroughtIron Patio Set, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Wheeled Loungers, Char Broil BBQ Grill, Generator, Tools and Garage Items, Kitchenware, Household items, tons of Holiday/seasonal decor.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.350 Caloosa Palms Ct.(off Del Webb East)Sun City CenterFRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Nov. 16th & 17th7 a.m. NOON TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper

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