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The Observer News office and M&M Printing will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance ofMEMORIAL DAYOn Monday, come together to remember, to honorAll of our freedoms and privileges are because there are those among us who will risk all...MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe United States is arguably the most diverse nation on earth. But on one day each year, Americans have the opportunity to come together to honor those who gave all to preserve freedom. The passing of time means little in terms of remembrance, as this decorated grave of a Revolutonary War veteran in Rhinebeck, NY, shows. By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe United States of America is arguably the most diverse nation on earth. Yet, despite their many differences, on some issues all Americans come together. One of great note is the honor and recognition that we bestow upon those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of the nation. For those who have given their last full measure of devotion in laying down their lives in the defense of America, we make little distinction between that of a general or a foot soldier. All American lives are valued, the loss of all are mourned. For the families of those lost, it lasts a lifetime; for the nation, one day is set aside each year to remember and to honor them. Memorial Day as we know it today is a relatively new holiday, but the roots of remembrance go back centuries, finally emerging after the Civil War as Decoration Day to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Although the term Memorial Day has been in use since the late 1800s, the name became official by Federal law in 1967 and in 1971 the holiday was moved to the last Monday in May. Despite some initial unwillingness by some states, the day was recognized as a holiday within a few years by all 50 states. For many Americans the creation of a three-day weekend at the end of May marks the beginning of summer. It is a day that, in the eyes of some, has become almost equally associated with barbecues as with remembrance. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stated in 2002: See MEEMORIARIAL DAA Y, page 14u www.ObserverNews.netMay 23, 2013 Volume 57 Number 18THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: See CARCAR BURGRGLARIEARIES, page 7u Volunteers spruce up at the Mary & Martha HHouse administrative ofce. See page 6 By KEEVININ BRARADY %  A spate of car burglaries in the Brandon/Riverview area has local drivers beating down the doors at businesses that install car alarms. Law enforcement officials recently issued a warning about the spike in vehicle burglaries, which may be the work of an organized gang. There were 55 vehicle burglaries reported in Riverview, Ruskin, Wimauma and Sun City Center between April 21 and May 12, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. District Two, which includes Brandon, Seffner, Dover, Clair Mel and Palm River, reported 47 vehicles hit over the same period. In most cases the thieves entered the vehicles via unlocked doors or by breaking windows, removing all manner of electronics such as cell phones and laptops. Theres been an influx of orders for car alarms lately because people are either hearing that a neighbors car has been broken into or their own car has been burglarized, said Louis Perez, a manager at Riverviews Audio Plus Inc., 10050 Gibsonton Drive. Perez caters to drivers in Riverview, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Brandon. Normally installing one or two car alarms per week, Audio Plus has been working on double that Rash of car burglaries has Sheriffs Office on alertamount in the last two months. Weve done seven in the last two weeks, Perez said. Its a similar story at Car Tunes, 113 Lithia Pinecrest Road, where owner Jason Fields has been installing car alarms for 11 years. We have gone from installing two to three alarms a week to six a week over the last couple of months, Fields said. We usually see a little spike in orders around spring break and at the start of the summer and Christmas, but this recent increase has no rhyme nor reason. Car burglaries come in waves and can often be attributed to a small number of individuals, according to Debbie Carter, a spokesperson for the Sheriffs Office. [They often] target a specific neighborhood and unfortunately the majority of the vehicles are unlocked, Carter said. A surveillance video obtained by the Sheriffs Office captured one burglars modus operandi. Strolling along a darkened street in the Lake Shore Ranch subdivision near Wheeler and Valrico roads, the man is seen inspecting a number of vehicles on the street before coming upon an SUV parked in a driveway. Wearing dark clothes and a ski mask, the thief is undeterred by Key in this VIDEO LINK to watch the above car burglary in action www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FxC4KK_3kPAPHOTO & VIDEO LINK COURTESY HHILLSBOROUGH CCOUNTY SSHERIFFS OOFFICEA car burglar is captured on a surveillance video casing a car in Brandon before breaking in. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a restoration / wave protection project that could bring the beach back to Apollo Beach during their May 15 BOCC meeting. The project, requiring an approximately $800,000 investment will involve tried and proven seawater break methods designed to significantly reduce erosion at the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. Future projects in the area by TECO and the efforts of ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, were cited as part of the presentation to the board. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project. Stay with The Observer News for further updates to this story.BOCC approves project that could bring the beach back to Apollo BeachMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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Same Name, Same Company, Same Stability for over 21 YEARS!BUY SAVE PLUS$100* rebate 4 Duette Ar chitellaH oneycomb Shades2 Pirouette Window Shadings 2 Silhouette Window Shadings 1 Luminette Privacy Sheer$25 rebate each additional unit $50 rebate each additional unit $50 rebate each additional unit $100 rebate each additional unit$100* rebate$100* rebate$100* rebate0% Financing W.A.C. By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netTwo standout Riverview High School athletes signed scholarships on Monday. Senior Shatisha Dukes signed with Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and multifaceted athlete, senior Chase McCoy signed with the University of Central Missouri on a track scholarship. Dukes was unable to attend the signing ceremony. Both RVHS principal Robert Heilmann and track coach Jason MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSRiverview High School senior Chase McCoy during a signing ceremony for his track scholarship to the University of Central Missouri on Monday. After the signing, Chase McCoy with his family: brother Fred IV, mother Rena and father Fred III.Munsch praised Chase McCoy for his numerous accomplishments as both a student and an athlete. According to Munsch, Central Missouri is widely considered a track powerhouse and track scholarships in general are rare, a further testament to McCoys abilities and future promise. Although he wont begin college until next fall, McCoy tentatively plans to follow a course of study towards a business degree. The University of Central Missouri is located in Warrensburg.Star RVHS athletes sign scholarships4 Things parents should know before paying for collegeFrom $20,000 to $65,000 a year thats the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families futures. For the 2012 academic year, the average cost for an instate public college is $22,261. A moderate budget for a private college averaged $43,289, says McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions, www.studemontgroup.com. But for elite schools, were talking about three times the cost of your local state school. Either way, your kids higher education can easily shoot into six figures after four years. Along with worrying about rising tuition prices, parents also fear for their own futures if their retirement savings are drained by childrens college costs, McDonough says. Only 14 percent, for example, are very confident theyll have the money to live comfortably in retirement, he says, citing a 2012 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Families feel theyre faced with conflicting goals, but there are numerous ways to pay for college while investing in your future retirement, says McDonough, who offers insights for parents to keep in mind while planning for their childs education: The ROI of a college education: At a time when so many American families are financially strapped, college is an especially stressful topic because parents know higher learning will help their kids succeed. College graduates earn 84 percent than those with only a high school diploma, according to Georgetowns Center on Education and the Workforce. Here is how earning breaks down over ones lifetime, based on education: a doctoral degree-holder will earn $3.3 million over a lifetime; $2.3 million is estimated for a college graduate; those with only a high school diploma can expect $1.3 million. Move retirement assets to qualify for grants: Most parents know about the 529 savings account, but thats not necessarily the best or only option. Reallocating your retirement assets, such as 401(k)s, can better position a child to qualify for grants and scholarships. This legal and ethical maneuvering may be the single most important factor when considering how to pay for college. Consider independent and objective analysis of your future college student. Assessment might include a personality profile and a detailed search for a future career. Also think about a more nuts-and-bolts approach, including scholarship eligibility, SAT and ACT prep courses, review of admissions essays and an in-depth analysis of chances for enrollment in a students top four choices of colleges. aid forms: In order to maximize a fair price of higher education, remember there is plenty of data to review. McDonough recommends a checklist with a timeline and notable deadlines. Be ready to troubleshoot the alphabet soup of data forms: FAFSA Free Application For Federal Student Aid; CSS profile College Scholarship Service; SAR Student Aid Report; and more. Think about this process as a second job, or find professional help you can trust. John McDonough is the managing member at Studemont Group, which is primarily focused on helping retirees gain peace of mind with unique market rescue and recovery programs. He is also founder, president and CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions. Come enjoy our large selection of candy, chocolate and homemade ice cream!143 Harbor Village LaneMira Bay Shopping Center Apollo Beach813-645-2038 Fax: 813-645-6216 KimisIceCreamAndSweets@yahoo.com Kimis Ice Cream and Sweets Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/13

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If you are a regular reader of this column, you will remember last week I wrote of the fact that all people have potential but it is only when they commit to a definite course of action can they move from the dormancy of potential to the gold mine of PRO-tential. In my seminar of that same name, we share the action steps necessary to achieve success through the achievement of PROtential. They apply for both your business and personal activities. The first four were as follows: 1. Define your objectives, 2. Establish credibility, 3. Enjoy your work, and 4. Practice persistence. Here are the remaining six action steps. 5. Develop patience: An organization is like a huge ship; it cannot be turned around on a dime. Work toward change gradually, showing everyone the need of each change. Remember, only babies enjoy being changed and even then you must be careful doing it because, not unlike many of the people you deal with, they will resist change even though they are all wet. All things come to those who wait, but more things come to those who work while they wait. 6. Know your clients: Take the time to really get to know your clients. Find out their needs, likes, and/or dislikes. Find out the problems they face. Let them know they are not just a sales booking in By William Hodges a ledger. Make your clients feel important. They are! By the way, dont forget that your family, friends, and coworkers are also your customers in this game we call life. 7. Train your mind and body: Take time out of every day to read books or listen to tapes pertinent to your profession, especially those about time management and human relations. Set up a regimen of diet and exercise that will give you a healthy body and also support the efforts of your mind. The race will go to the person who has the capacity to exert greater effort than others in the competition. Simply running hard is not enough. The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland told the truth when she said, Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! Are you in the physical and mental condition to run hard? 8. Expand your sales force: For your companys benefit, make everyone in the company a sales person, for they truly are. Spend time to get to know all your people. Help them understand they can help to secure their jobs when they say to a customer by a smile, a friendly word, or that little bit of extra effort I care. 9. Learn your company: Spend as much time as possible learning how your company operates. Understand the complete process from the time a customer enters an order until the customers needs are met. Then you will be better able to foresee your customers problems with your company. 10. Serve others: We each have an account in the First National Bank of Life and we must never forget to make deposits for fear our account goes dry. Find quality time with your family. Be active in business, professional, and civic organizations. Remember that if you are not getting enough out of life, you may not be giving enough. Well, there you have it some ideas from our PRO-tential seminar that will help you to be a PRO in whatever field you choose to compete.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: PRO-tential (Part 2) Got boat stuff?The 5th Annual Nautical Flea Market, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 75 Ruskin), will be hosted once again by Lands End Marina (Apollo Beach) on Apollo Beach Blvd. on Saturday, June 15. Last years event saw over 600 buyers buying up everything they needed and wanted for outfitting their boats and adding to their fishing tackle. The nautical flea market is a great opportunity to turn surplus boating and fishing equipment no longer being used into cold, hard cash. Inflatable dinghies, anchors, life jackets, fishing rods, fenders, reels, lanterns, small outboards, props, line, luresyou name it and somebody bought it. This years event should prove to be even bigger. Look in the garage, the shed, the dock box and the boat hatches. If theres fishing and boating stuff around, you can sell it on Saturday, June 15. All donations will go to further Boater Safety Classes conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. To arrange for tables or tents, call Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.

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MAY 23, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Get your tickets now for a cool summer of red hot entertainment at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center. The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents a series of seven shows as part of its P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series. The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. The series kicks off on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts in Riverview will present the oneact musical The Toybox, written by Tyler Leavitt with original music by Mark Ellison. This year, this talented ensemble of 6th 8th grade students received a straight supe-Live entertainment all summer long at P.A.C. Literior rating at the District One Act Junior Thespian Festival and were chosen as the Critics Choice out of the other schools in their district. The Toybox is a musical journey about friendship and acceptance, telling the story of two toys who feel they dont belong. They decide to venture off on their own. What they find outside of the toy box is not at all what they expect. The production is a benefit show, with all proceeds going to the Progress Village drama department. Donations will be accepted with a chance to meet and greet the students following the show. Tickets for The Toybox are $5. All other shows in the series are $10 and are available at the SCC Atrium kiosk, open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. ~ noon. Patrons can also order with credit card by calling 813-2207913. Season tickets are available for $60 for seven shows. Season ticket patrons will also receive preferred seating for every show. The Rollins Theater is located at 970 Cherry Hills Dr., Sun City Center. For further information, directions to the theater and details on all shows in the series, call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org. Progress Village students (from left) Nadia Vasquez, Samantha Preston, Charmaine Bondoc, Gillian Sulma, and Allison Kukene, perform a scene from The Toybox, which will be presented on June 1 at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center as part of the PAC Lite Summer Variety Series. The Lennard High School Drama program will present the hilarious musical murder mystery, Murder at Crooked House, written by Tim Kelly, on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. Murder at Crooked House is a two-act murder mystery that spoofs the televised private eye shows of the 1950s and 1960s with zany characters like Anguish Crispie and Colonel Chutney. Tickets for the performance are $5 for children and students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door, which will be open for seating one half hour before the performance.LHS Drama to present Murder at Crooked HouseHelpful workshops offered at The Centre this summerThe Centre, located at 305 South Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa, will offer a number of helpful and educational workshops in June and July. S.T.E.P.S to Healthy Parenting This workshop helps parents understand human behaviors and their effect on the parent-child relationship. Participants learn: new techniques for establishing democratic relationships, how to use encouragement and logical consequences to modify their childs behavior; how to conduct effective family meetings and more. This workshop, presented in a 6-week series, fulfills court requirements. June 17, 24, and July 1, 8, 15, 22 Pathways to Employment This orientation is the first step in The Centres efforts to assist in finding employment. Counselors help participants develop their career plans, address emotional issues which may impact employment, build-problem solving skills to help overcome logistical obstacles, prepare resumes and provide referrals to land the right job. They also provide on-going assistance to help par ticipants make life changes which will promote success. Owner, FRANNET Computer Programs Training 101 Workshop This is a 2-day computer program that will teach the basic knowledge and skills needed in todays job mar ket. Class size is limited to allow focused training. Upon completion of the course, each participant will be awarded a computer. Course content: Introduction to Windows, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Inter net and Email. Space is limited. & 20 and Tuesday and Thursday, June 25 & 27 1-4 p.m. ing 251-8437 x224 Group Navigating Your Way Through Florida Divorce Join Mary Quinn, Tampa attorney specializing in family law, for an invaluable workshop designed to arm you with information on: Separation and Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, and Property Rights. How to Prepare for the GED 2-hour preparatory sessions are offered for each of subjects required on the GED test. Why is it so impor tant to obtain your GED? Because -With your GED you have more choices for college, employment and a successful career; and be in a better position to manage your future. You will also earn more money per year than a high school drop out. All classes meet on Tuesdays. Following is the schedule of classes: and Devona F. Pierre, University of Tampa, Educational Technology; Natalia Belfiore, Ph.D., University of Tampa Biology Department All workshops require reservations. To reserve, call 813-251-8437. Cypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids for May 2013Cypress Creek Elementary School honored the following students in May, in the Terrific Kids programs sponsored by Sun City Center Kiwanis: Yailin Barrientos-Reyes, Valleria Espindola-Reyes, Simon Doan, Xavier Rosado, Samuel Roberts, Conor Pieper, Makayla Sanchez, Alana Lira, Lizania Luna-Colorado, Julio Mejia-Pena, David Garcia, Ayla Alcin, Malayla Soto-Razo, Luna Laureano-Leon, Trinity Carter, Isabella Galvan, Emilio Guia, Joshua Gaskill, Jesus Amador-Beltran, Elaine Margelowsky, Keyla Nelson, Willie Humphrey, Lily Barrett, Alma Castillo, Daniel Malpica, Jake Zager, Camila Romero-Sosa, Rigoberto Chavez, Cailyn Wilson, Reese Pfoff-Otero, Marc Anthony Belmarez, Haley Carrejo, Olivia Christensen, Joseph Rivera-Perez, Andrew Hardwick, Anthony Durden, Breanna Torres, Erika Vargas, Javan Hernandez, Jose Cigarroa, Jeynelise Ramos, Diego Zamora-Sanchez, Liliana Michelena, Alycea Chilcott, Jaime Herrera-Ochoa, Jaeden Brown, Kaitlin Huffman, Lexi Balderas, Marisol Garcia, Selena Rodriguez, Travis Zuetlau, Dominic Stopp, Haleigh Menendez, Heavenly Carrejo, Ezekiel Long, Marina Araujo, Cherokee Ray, Ashanti Peoples, Felix Olivares, Jose Rosario, James Osteen, Tiffany Whitsel, Johnny Vasquez and Cynthia Garcia. The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to discuss the construction of a new sewage pipeline in the area of Interstate 75 and State Road 674. The $8 million project will install approximately 11,000 feet (2.1 miles) of 30-inch sewage force main pipeline from Cortaro Drive and SR 674, to the South County Wastewater Treatment Plant on the western side of I-75. The route will take the line through the Villages of Cypress Creek community. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2013, and last one year. The work is the second phase of a two-part project to build a new sewage pipeline from U.S. 301 to the South County Wastewater Treatment Plant. The first phase, along SR 674 from US 301 to Cortaro Drive, has already been completed. The new line is being built to accommodate growth in the south county area and to increase overall system reliability by providing a second transmission main along Public meeting to discuss sewage pipeline near Cortaro Drivethe SR 674 corridor. The project is being funded through the Water Enterprises Capital Improvement Program. Public Utilities staff and construction company representatives will be at the meeting to talk about the work and answer questions. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15815 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For more information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Services Manager, at 813-272-5275; TTY 301-7173. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, children 3-6 years of age with caregiver ~ join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists Lets Create! Saturday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor Margit Redlawsk and create an art project to take home. All materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. 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, www.southshorefriends.com.

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6 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Children can form strong relationships with their pets, which can lead to stronger relationships with people in adulthood. People who have positive attitudes toward treatment of animals will have more empathy toward humans. Sparkle N Sprinkle Grand OpeningMAY 23-25, 20133016 E.College Ave. Ruskin Next to Tax Collectors Ofce(813) 642-0940 Toll-free 888-901-9173 www.sparklensprinkle.com at noon, Thursday, May 23, 2013 day call in to reserve your seat! prizes! 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? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. 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You can feel condent we will never lose sight of this fact when deciding on a course of treatment. Specializing in: Sedation Dentistry 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 Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.com Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing WriterAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@observernews.net, faxed to 6454118, 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 New president/ COO at Fletcher MusicRick Dorn, a 30-year veteran of Fletcher Music Centers (FMC), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the 19-store retail music chain that operates throughout Florida and Arizona. According to John K. Riley, the companys owner and chief executive officer, Dorn had been FMCs executive vice president since 2011, and will oversee the companys 100 employees and all daily operations. FMC has 13 stores in Florida and six in Arizona. According to Music Trades and Musical Merchandise Review magazines, Clearwater-based Fletcher Music Centers is one of the nations largest retail music chains. It currently operates stores in regional shopping malls and in free-standing locations throughout Florida and Arizona. Fletcher Music also is recognized as the worlds largest retailer of home organs, as well as one of the nations organs-only retailer that markets exclusively to older Americans. Fletcher Music Centers has been inducted into the national Retailing Hall of Fame by Music Inc., another national music-products trade journal. For details on Fletcher Music Centers, call 800-258-1088 or visit Fletchermusic.com. Business News For the Mary & Martha House, South Countys only organization providing a shelter and training opportunities for homeless and abused women and their children, every dollar not spent on administrative expenses is an extremely valuable dollar that can be used towards their goal of protecting and providing opportunities for women in rough circumstances. Enter the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Service group cleans up at Mary & Martha HouseMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOKevin OKeefe and Tom Harding of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, along with volunter Liz DiLacqua during the clean up project on May 16 at the Mary & Martha House offices in Ruskin. Catholic service group from Sun City Center, who volunteered to pressure wash the offices of the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. The group has also committed to performing other activities for the organization throughout the year. The Hiberians will also be adopting a room at one of the shelters, providing what is needed. President Jim Harkins said whatever we need, just let them know, said Jan Falcione of the Mary and Martha House. Pressure washing a building is, perhaps, a seemingly small task but it pays big rewards in allowing funds to be used for a much higher purpose. The Mary & Martha House depends entirely upon community support. For information about how you can help, visit www. marymarthahouse.org. For information about the Ancient Order of Hibernians, visit www. aoh.com.

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MAY 23, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Car burglariesContinued from page 1u passing vehicles, hiding under the SUV. Circling the vehicle several times and using a small flashlight to look inside, the man then smashes the window and removes several items from the car. The thief hit two other cars in the same neighborhood that night, according to the Sheriffs Office. Adding insult to injury, drivers not only have to replace costly radios or phones that may have been swiped in the burglary, they have to pay for damage to the vehicle. Typically, the car burglar will bust the door handle or locks and also do damage inside the car, said Fields, who said the average bill for damage caused by a car burglar runs between $700-800. And thats not even counting the cost of replacing a radio or anything else that may have been stolen. Then theres the cost of a new car alarm. It can get close to $1,000 in the end. Some drivers also believe, erroneously, that a keyless entry system on their car equates to a car alarm, Fields said. People are starting to wise up to this. Its only when they get broken into that they start to look at alarms. Its not until they are violated that they want to know what their options are. Vehicle crimes are a crime of opportunity, said Jeff Service, a sheriffs office deputy. A typical car burglary might see a thief come across an unlocked car with a purse in plain view. Not only will the purse and any other valuables be taken, but the purse may also be a chance for the thief to steal the owners identity if it contains a drivers license or checkbook. Some simple precautions help, Carter said. This is an opportunity to remind people not to leave valuables in their car that can be seen from the outside and always lock the door, Carter said. Even if you are just leaving the car for a few minutes, always lock the doors. Dont make yourself an easy target. Anyone with any information on the suspect in the Lake Shore Ranch car burglary, or any recent break-in, can call the Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200.Soiree showcases sumptuous smorgasbord Marketing never tasted this good.By KEVIN BRADY %  Businesses from Riverview and Brandon turned out for a savory shindig at the Florida State Fairgrounds last week at what has become one of the largest business to business gatherings outside of Tampa. Chefs and CEOs rubbed shoulders at the event, which saw more than 150 local firms showcase their wares for an audience of more than 1,500. Its a great chance to get out and network and get to know people, said Joe Nichols, branch manager of Riverviews Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union. The company, founded in 1936, has been a fixture at the Expo for more than a decade, time and money well spent said Nichols. We really see a return throughout the year when customers who have met us here come in and open an account, said Nichols as he manned a booth at the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon where hundreds of business people dropped their pens for plastic forks to sample treats from area restaurants. The May 16 event was sponsored by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. It allows people to see what we are all about and is also a great cross-marketing opportunity with all the other businesses here, said Emily Cole-Gifford of Riverviews Anytime Fitness. Companies have opened cash management accounts and applied for business loans as a result of meeting Marie Pszonek at the Expo. Its definitely a worthwhile event, said Pszonek, vice president and business manager at the Riverview branch of Regions Bank. Its a great way to not only meet new people but also an opportunity to have a rapport with other local businesses, said Bonnie DiBella of Womens Health & Wellness which has offices in Riverview and Brandon. While networking was the order of the day, the main event was the Taste of Brandon contest which challenged local restaurants, caterers and food vendors to come up with the tastiest dishes. We have been in the area for 13 years and it still amazes me how many people have not tried our product so this is a chance to let them know about us, said Rhonda Duke, a manager at Cheddars Casual Cafe in between handing out free samples of ribs and spinach dip. The samples paid off: Cheddars took home the Expos Best Taste award. Best Booth winner went to the Tampa Bay Times with Bahama Breeze winning Best Dessert. Celebrating its silver jubilee this year, the Expo is much more than an excuse to sample some savory treats, according to chamber leaders. Great food and a chance to let more than 1,000 potential customers know about their products and services is the recipe that has kept the Expo going for 25 years, said Laura Simpson, the chambers Vice President of Engagement and Programming. We received a lot of great feedback from attendees, sponsors and exhibitors this year, said Simpson who reported a run on ticket sales on the day of the event. Its been successful for 25 years because guests know that theyre going to get a first look at some great products and services, she said. With three booths this year, Candice Alford, co-owner of Brandons Traventours, was hard to miss at the Expo. At $275 a pop for the each space her high visibility doesnt come cheap but its a good investment said Alford whose firm specializes in group trips for schools and youth groups and individual luxury travel. We have a whole bunch of people who have never seen us who come through the Expo. People come to eat the food but they also get to see the local businesses. Its another set of eyes, said Alford who has been a regular at the event since she opened Traventours three years ago. Alfords minivan, a mobile marketing device featuring an ad for the Sandals resort that wraps around the entire vehicle, took up two spots at the Expo. People will come up to us and remember seeing the van around town and are then able to put a face with the business. We have come to realize that people need to see you a couple of times before they decide to do business with you. Contacts made at this years Expo may lead to a booking for at least one school trip, Alford said. We pick up leads every year here, she added. Joe Nichols, branch manager of Riverviews Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union, said the Expo was well worth the effort.KEVIN BRADY PHOTO

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8 MAY 23, 2013 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 6/27/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 6/6/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon4884 SCC Blvd., SCC(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointments www.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterJUNE 17-219 a.m. to noonFREE! FREE!Call to reserve your space(813) 634-2539We Love Kids! 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. RoccoRocco is a super charming Pointer/Boxer mix who lost his home due to a family crisis. He is a happy pup who loves to run and chase balls. He is very affectionate, too. He will flip on his back for a belly rub and just wiggle away. Rocco acts as if he has never met a stranger. He knows basic commands and walks fine on leash. Sadly, Rocco is realizing his family is not coming back for him. Can you help him get back to a comfy couch and a life of love? Rocco is neutered, current on his shots and 4 yrs. old. DOB: March 2, 2009PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SilverSilver is a really sweet female kitten whose favorite thing is to cuddle with a loving volunteer. This beautiful baby also loves to show off her playing skills with cat toys. Her mom is Mona, and she is a beautiful gray kitten like her brother Rascal. Can you find it in your heart to take Silver home forever. As part of her adoption she will be micro chipped and spayed. She is current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2013.Community invited to patriotic band concert The community is invited to the Fourth Annual Patriotic Concert presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at First United Methodist Church of Brandon. The Patriotic Times concert will be in the chapel (Logan Hall), First UMC at 115 N. Knights Ave., Brandon. The event costs a $5 donation at the door. Reservations are not required. For more information about the band, call (813) 569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.Sparkle N Sprinkle at new Ruskin locationThe Grand Opening celebration for the larger location of Sparkle N Sprinkle kicks off today, Thursday, May 23 and continues through Saturday, May 25. The new location is at 3016 E. College Ave. in Ruskin (next to the Tax Collectors office). The official SouthShore Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting is at noon, but those in attendance over the three-day festivities will enjoy free demos, refreshments, photo ops and raffle tickets. Sparkle N Sprinkle is the source of materials for card-making, scrapbooking, rubber stamps, embossing powders, glitters and classes for how to use it all. During the grand opening weekend there will be many Make & Takes at $1 each; space is limited so interested parties are encouraged to call or visit to check the schedule and make reservations in advance. Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business since 1997. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 23 and 24; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 25. For more information, call 813-642-0940. New VP named to Education FoundationThe Hillsborough Education Foundation has named Dr. Adrienne Garcia as Vice President, Development. Garcia brings 25 years of development experience, most recently with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation. The Education Foundations current goal is to double fundraising over the next five to seven years and continue to give 90 cents out of every dollar directly toward meeting its mission. To help reach this goal, the Foundation has just welcomed, Dr. Adrienne Garcia to the position of Vice President, Development. Garcia served as the executive director of the Hillsborough Community College Foundation from 2002 until joining HEF. While there, she directed philanthropy efforts that increased gifts from $250,000 to $4 million annually, for a total of $26 million during her tenure with the HCC Foundation. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to invest community resources to help students achieve academic success. Serving the students, teachers and schools in the community, the Foundation has invested more than $88 million towards public education. The Foundation raises more than $5 million annually and fulfills its mission through five core initiatives: Career & Technical education, Excellence in Education, Scholarships, School Enrichment, and Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 23 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, May 24 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 LAVFW Steak Dinner 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Can 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 10 p.m. Monday, May 27 Memorial service noon. Covered dish dinner 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Doors open 3 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m.

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MAY 23, 2013 9 New location: Suite 201, same plaza Miriam Maria AnnetteAnnette s Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201V illage Plaza (on the Corner Next to Boggs)Golf Cart AccessibleT uesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-54221st Time Customers OR Refer a FriendGet 20% OffMust present ad. Not to be combined with other offers. Exp. 6/30/13 HIRINGNOW carrying Dermalogica Skin Care Products Come in for a FREE Face Mapping 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! Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSPurchase 4 Tires Get FREE Mount & Balance To the WANNABE CA TTLE RUSTLERS...Youre not very good at another profession before you really get in trouble. I dont know about you but my calendar is filling up with all kinds of fundraisers and other special events sponsored by businesses and civic groups in our communi ty. Here at the Chamber, we just finished our 3rd Annual Chamber Cup Classic golf tournament and are planning a Family Fun Fest for June 8 to raise money for one of our members who was involved in a horrific accident that mangled his left leg. Sun City Center Howies Plumbing just hosted a huge Community Thank You barbeque cookout that was open to anyone in the SouthShore area. And there are more and more events being added to my must-attend list every day! So how do you make sure YOUR event is a success? Not that I havent coordinated a multitude of events myself, but I wanted another expert opinion. So I consulted with special events maven Jennifer McCafferty of Jens Market to brainstorm the most important things to keep in mind if youre planning something. Before you begin to plan any event, sit down and think what you hope to accomplish. Is your goal to showcase your home or business? Is it to raise money for your cause? Is it to show gratitude to your customers? Think through your goal as that will need to stay first and foremost in your mind. Just like any Realtor will tell you, its location, location, loca tion. Make sure your venue is big enough to hold all the tables, serving areas, chairs and decorations in addition to all of your guests. If youre having an open house, you may want to have someone objec tive take a look at your place and give you some pointers on what to stow away temporarily or what to bring out of hiding. Another clich that is true is timing is everything! Pick a date that has no other competing events and is convenient for your guests. Saturdays are not always the best time, as many people consider that a family day. If its a drop-in drop-out kind of thing, give yourself enough of a time span to ease the flow of traffic. A one hour open house will feel more cramped and rushed than one spanning three hours. Besides, you want to have some real one-on-one time with each of your visitors. Dont try to fly by the seat of your pants write down a game plan with your action items, who is responsible for getting them done, and the timeframe for which each action needs to be completed. Believe me when I tell you things will flow like a charm if you plan ahead. If this isnt your bailiwick, hire someone like Jennifer to take all of this off your shoulders. Planning to do this again sometime or make it an annual event? Within two weeks after the event is over, sit down with all who were involved and roundtable how it went and how you can make it bigger and better. You want to have this discussion while everything is fresh in your mind. Make your event the one they talk about for months! And most of all, have fun doing it. Thats the mark of the best hostess.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Good planning makes for a memorable eventChildrens Board has Business Plan CompetitionThe Childrens Board of Hillsbor ough County has announced its 8th Annual Business Plan Competition. The competition is designed to encourage and support social entrepreneurial ventures by county nonprofits that result in an earnedincome business strategy. The award for 1st Place is $25,000; 2nd Place is $15,000. Eligibility is as follows: organization headquartered or doing substantial related business in Hillsborough County serving children and families; a nonprofit subsidiary, a for-profit subsidiary or a program of your nonprofit organization. Each organization may submit only one business plan to the competition, even if the parent nonprofit organization operates more than one business venture. Individuals are not eligible to enter the competition. The business plan must be for a new earned-income venture or an earned-income venture that has been in operation for less than 24 months as of January 1, 2013. Business plans must be for an earned-income venture such as, but not limited to, the following: Previous Innovative Business Plan award winners from 2011 & 2012 may not enter the competition. An orientation and informational briefing session will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. Letters of Intent must be submitted by email by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. For details or more information, call Irene Hill, Project Manager, ag 813-204-1758, or email her at ihill@childrensboard.org. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 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. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Ham dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 10 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu:Roast Beef with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 24 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe 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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10 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 Sandra Tune is the new Community School Administrator for Lennard Adult and Community School in Ruskin. A 27-year veteran of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Mrs. Tune has worked as an English and Reading teacher at East Bay HS and Bloomingdale HS; as Reading Resource Specialist at Plant City HS; as Reading Coach at Newsome HS; and as District Resource Teacher in both Professional Development and Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, Lennard Adult and Community School offers GED courses, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses and online Credit Recovery courses at its main site and three sub-sites: East Bay Adult, Ruskin Recreation Center, and Balm Park Recreation Center. Tune will be adding a Spanish GED program next term and is working on approval for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program as well as an Unarmed Security Guard licensing course in Fall 2013 at the main site. Already growing in ranks, Lennard Adult and Community School will add Riverview HS as a sub-site by Fall 2013, offering many of the same courses and opportunities currently being offered at the main site. Tune looks forward to this opportunity to lead Lennard Adult and Community School by providing courses and programs that will educate adults and give back to the community. For more information about Lennard Adult and Community Sandra Tune is new Community School Administrator for LennardEast Bay Watchby Michael CooperFormer Mayor Dick Greco was there. Former and current Bucs Derrick Brooks and Josh Freeman were there. There was the 1st Annual Heart of a Champion Scholarship Dinner, sponsored by Bob Gries of Gries Investment Fund. But this was not a night for these accomplished gentlemen. This was a night where Mr. Gries gave back, giving thanks to his father for teaching him important lessons about giving back. He gave praise to three area coaches, Russ Cozart, Randy Dagostino and Robert Weiner, who have given so much to so many and remain so humble. And he gave awards and $1000 scholarships to one female and one male student-athlete from each of Hillsborough County high schools $1000 scholarships to 66 individuals with the Heart of a Champion. Each recipient competed for this prestigious award by writing a letter about obstacles that each overcame. For East Bay High School, there were two very deserving individuals. First was Nicole Lock, a two-time FACA 1st Team All-State flag football player. Nicole has athletic ability but at first glance you would probably never pick her first in a pick up game. And that would be a mistake. She is the all-time leading receiver in the history of football at East Bay. Thats football, boy and girls! She is not the fastest or the quickest but she can catch anything and she is deceptive in her moves. And even with all of her accomplishments, both as an athlete and AP student, she is absolutely humble about everything. Her biggest obstacles were shyness and fear. She almost quit before she even started. But with the love, tough love, and support of her mother Kim Pursel and her friend Stephanie Williams, Mike Riley and Nicole Lock, Heart of a Champion award winners.she didnt quit. Today, Nicloe is a confident individual with the Heart of a Champion.For the boys, there is Michael Riley. Mikes father has been in prison all of Mikes life. His mom never went to his football games, never seemed to care. So, one day Mike confronted his mom. She Former Bucs Derrick Brooks, Nicole Lock and East Bay HS Coach Michael Cooper.Heart of a Championfinally broke down and said that she was proud of him but she worked to support Mike and his siblings; it hurt her that working to support her children and pay the bills kept her from supporting her children by being there. Mike understands this now. He was in so much trouble and failing his freshman year. His senior year, he won the TurnAround award. He did this without the support of his dad and what he thought was without the support of his mom. But what he did have was the support of teachers like Stacie Cleary and his football coach, Frank Larossa. East Bay thanks Mr. Gries for recognizing so many athletes and giving back. For Nicole and Mike, they do have the Heart of a Champion and no matter where life takes them, they will be successful and they, too, will give back.Erika Bloodgood makes Deans ListRuskins Erika Bloodgood made Deans List in the 2013 Spring semester at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. In order to qualify for Deans List, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 hours of academic work. Members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Examination Team are available every weekend at either Simmons Park or Williams Park ramps to provide free, no-obligation boat safety inspections. From left: Steve Prestopic, Sid Maillet, Ted Cohen, Walt Wagner, Gary Mull and Robert Martelucci.Memorial Day weekend typically launches the beginning of the active boating season. Each year there are at least 700 people who started the season thinking they were safe on the water, and their loved ones sadly found out otherwise. These individuals did not return to the dock. No one plans on having a boating accident, just as no one plans on having an auto accident. But they happen anyway in spite of either preparation or anticipation. One of the easiest ways not to be part of that 700 fatalities number is to wear actually wear your life jacket. Seventy-nine percent of all on-water fatalities were not wearing their life jackets. That 700 number could be drastically reduced simply by wearing a personal flotation device (P.F.D.). Suspender-style life jackets and fanny-pack models make it easy and comfortable for everyone to wear a life jacket. An investment in yourself and loved ones is worth the $119 $139 price tag (manual inflation automatic inflation) for a suspender style P.F.D. An automatic inflation vest can save you even if youre unconscious, and you dont have to do anything except wear it. It automatically inflates upon heavy contact with saltwater. (They do not inflate in heavy rain.) Another element of safe boating is to file a float plan with a friend, neighbor or family member. Should a problem arise, where should rescuers look? The Gulf? The Bay? Whereabouts? Any successful search-and-rescue operation is hampered by a vague answer to the question where? Flares are an important part of a skippers boating equipment. I only Safe Boating Week is May 18-24go out during the day. Great! What if your engine conks out and youre stuck out there overnight? How does anyone see you? How do you signal for assistance in the dark of night? What if you drift into the mangroves? This simple safety tool can make the difference between another night on the water or attracting assistance right away. The handheld VHF radio ($119) is another valuable tool for saving oneself and loved ones. But I have a cell phone! Yes, and has the battery ever died? Are you always in range of a cell tower? Is the cell phone waterproof? Portable VHF radios are waterproof and provide the backup when the boats battery is dead or shorted as on a sinking boat. A free vessel safety check conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is one of the best ways of ensuring that you have taken all prudent measures and actions to safeguard your life and health and that of your family and friends. Trained Vessel Examiners from the Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a 10-15 minute review of your boat and upon successful completion award you a Vessel Safety decal that indicates to law enforcement that you are a responsible boater dedicated to boating safely. Flotilla 75 will be conducting these free, no-obligation vessel exams on Friday, May 24 at both Williams Park and Simmons Park boat ramps from 10 a.m. to noon. Boating safety starts with wearing your life jacket and continues through getting your boat inspected and taking a boating safety class. But again, boating safety starts with wearing your life jacket. Dont become a statistic. For further information, call Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.School programs and courses, stop by the main campus at 2342 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin, weekedays from 5 to 8 p.m. Or call the office at 813-658-2075. HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads ............................4 p.m., Fri., May 24 Display ads .............................11 a.m., Fri., May 24 News Releases .......................4 p.m., Thurs., May 23Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net

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MAY 23, 2013 11 Memorial Day CeremonyMonday May 27, 2013Sun City Center will again observe our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Borini Theater at the Kings Point Clubhouse, Sun City Center. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for open general attendance seating. All invited guests with reserved seating are requested to be seated not later than 9:45 a.m. This ceremony is sponsored by the combined military veterans organizations of Sun City Center and is supported by the joint efforts of many participating community service organizations. The focus of this Memorial Day ceremony is to honor all past or present community veterans with special tribute paid to those veterans who have died since May, 2012. To date there are 188 such veterans to be recognized by a Last Roll Call which will be conducted concurrently with our traditional Sun City Center Living Flag Tribute. Our featured speaker will be who is a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander and has led Floridas Department of Military Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs. A musical interlude and tribute to the military services will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir & Friends directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors will be presented by the East Bay High School Jr. R.O.T.C. At the close of the ceremony, the Grand Marshall, Retired US accompanied by members of the Ruskin Boy Scout Troop 661, will be placing the wreath at the flagpole outside the auditorium. As part of our annual tribute to our deceased veterans, and showing the great spirit of Sun City Center patriotism, the Patriots Club makes arrangements for and funds for the display of U.S. flags on State Route 674. This year the flags will fly for a period of time prior to Memorial Day to after the Fourth of July. If anyone knows of a Sun City Center veteran who has died in the past year, and who is not listed in this article, or if there is a mistake in any listed name, or if any local NOK has not received an invitation to the ceremony, please contact Paul Wheat at 634-7777 or by e-mail: PAWheatJr@ aol.com. Charles J. Ahern Aubrey L. Allmond Jr. Roy Andersen Matthew C. Aronson Jerry Arpaio Jr. Danid L. Barnhizer Richard J. Bell James J. Bellas Arthur Louis Bellerose James R. Bennett Raymond L. Bennett Joseph Bonit Robert E. Bowman Robert G. Bryson Jean T. Buchanan Herbert Burson Francis Frederick Burton Raymond O. Butler Sr. Joseph Willis Campbell Howard Luers Carstens George Edward Charney Joseph Cianciolo James D. Coker Ziba R. Combs William J. Connors Ivano E. Corvi Milton N. Crawford Clarence A. Cronauer Bruce G. Crusan Eugene W. Czikowsky John Francis Daniels Jr. Gerald L. Dapper Michael De Paris Arthur Clafering Demaree Patrick A. Deo John Edward Devlin Paul D. Di Natale Thomas I. Diggs Raymond K. Donoghue Roscoe A. Downing Bruce Earl DuBois Sr. Duane L. Edwards Herman E. Edwards William J. Ellis Joseph C. Eppich Milton O. Ericson Joseph C. Eubank Helen B. Feil Carol Sue Fitch Jerry W. Foppe Robert Foraker Douglas H. Foreman Sr. Robert E. Foster Steve Gasper Sr. Kenneth R. Gawne Brian Patrick Gerry Emile Norm Giard Lloyd H. Giesy Joseph Gingery Kenneth Guy Gleason Donna Mae Gokhale Franklyn Penman Good Jr. Robert August Graebner Arthur P. Graham Jr. William F. Haines Jack W. Hambrick Phillip Ashley Hampson Elvin C. Hansen William T. Hansen Samuel R. Harmon William F. Hartman Jr. James H. Hause George F. Helmstetter Henry Lee Henriksen Raymond M. Henshaw Marjorie Heger Herrick Berneice Herron Douglas K. Hiltz Sr. Frank T. Hoffman Dorothea K. Holmes Glen Campbell Hoover William N. Hotzfeld Thomas J. Hourican Carl J. Jervis Frank J. Kager Wendell Keith Edmund F. Keough John H. Killinen Earl Clarence King Joseph G. King Edward Knecht Albert J. Knoeller Irving D. Kotal Albert J Kruziak Clarence Benoit Landry William Charles Larson Herbert J. Lawyer Maurice Levesque Michael Lieberman Manfred A. Liebner Eugene Joseph Lieve George Lipkey Wilson John Lombardi George F. Long Dean B. Mahin James E. March Sr. Robert Issac Mather Alex Maurillo Sidney Sherman McClain Robert J. McCurdy Jr. Joseph Jack McDonald William John McDougal Richard J. McGoldrick William E. McGonnaughey Earle A. Mckeever II Raymond L. Meyer Dorean Ruth Michael Albert Miller Lloyd W. Miller James Strong Moffatt Joseph Montagna Robert E. Morris Donald M. Morse Douglas Lee Moss Carl Augustine Muck Jr. Edwin Henry Muller Richard J. Naish John M. Nokes James A. Nolan George F. OBrien Bill Ogden Michael J. OHern Gerald A. Overheu Earl Martin Parks Robert J. Pasley Edward Patterson Bill G. Perkins Ronald Wayne Persinger Al Pfeiffer Phil R. Phelps Jr. Richard Pompei Robert James Repetti Arthur W. Richardson Richard Allen Robenhorst Velda M. Roberts Robert Coleman Robinson Carl William Rose Sr. George J. Rozum Roy J. Rule Erwin A. Salisbury Elwell Davidson Sanborn Fred Henry Schmidt Donald E. Schreiber Vincent L. Schueren Sr. Verl M. Shearer Walter M. Slack Ewing Smith Gary Smothers James Stansbury Snyder Herbert H. Spradlin John Paul Sundstrom Dean L. Sutton Leroy W. Tindall Jerome K. Toman Edward Theodore Tonelli Thomas F. Tuffy Raymond T. Valentine Theodore Via Robert S. Virts William H. Voorhees Richard H. Walker William Edward Weber Sr. George Victor Wellender John Ernest Wenzel Jr. Warren G. White Jerry Dean White Herrt Deab Whute Charles Philip Wiesz Albert L. Wiggins Donald Calvin Wilhelm Ralph E. Willett Wray Wilson Williamson John W. Willing Richard V. Wills Harold Lynn Wilson Robert J. Zemaitis

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12 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 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 51 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 51 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Compr ehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Sur gery Glaucoma Management Laser Sur gery Macular Degeneration Cor nea Diabetic Eye Car e Neur o-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicar e & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Go from this.. ..to this!Stop The Pain and Numbness!This FREE SEMINAR will be presented by author and chiropractic physician, Dr. Frank Lanzisera, at Lanzisera Center for Chiropractic Medicine, 17 Davis Blvd., Suite 401, Tampa (adjacent to Tampa General Hospital with ample, free parking). For more information and to register for the seminar call(813) 253-2333 or online at www.tampaneuropathy.comAt its extreme, neuropathy is terribly painful. For some patients there is a tingling feeling in the feet, toes, face, ngers, or hands as if they fell asleep or like hundreds of bees stinging. Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can cause a loss of sensation or numbness in the feet making it easier to fall. Weakness in the arms and legs leads to difculty standing, walking and even just getting out of a chair. If you suffer with peripheral neuropathy, plan on attending this seminar so you can learn the causes, symptoms, and non-drug treatment options. We recommend that your family and friends attend as well so that they also achieve a better understanding of neuropathy. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted or reduced fee services, examination or treatment. The mowing season projectile hit her on the side of her head, and the brain surgery that afternoon could not contain the swelling. At 50 years old, she was brain dead in 3 days. The horror of that freak accident, especially for my sister, has been painful for many years. She was not standing near, nor was anyone to blame. I am mowing every week now but with a push or self-propelled mower. It is great exercise and makes the yard look beautiful. When I have been on a riding mower once or twice, I noticed that its so fast and even hard to see what might be on the ground, including a snake or frog in the way. Lets be sure to educate children about the dangers and not allow them to ride or use the yard machines until they are well able to be careful. No family member is to blame for an accident; thats why we call them accidents; however, we can be mindful of the dangers during this season. This column is sponsored by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center located in Ruskin at 4140 24th Street SE, 3 miles south of S.R. 674 off exit 240 W. on I-75. Email: campbayou@gmail.com or call (813) 641-8545 for more information. By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ, Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou SupporterEverything is now growing so well, including the Bahia or St. Augustine grass in our yards. We have to live within our deed restrictions, but it is possible to limit mowing by including some natural or landscaped areas, such as the use of an alternate ground cover, wildflower border, or a butterfly garden. I have a personal reason to remind others to be careful when using lawnmowers. They are such powerful machines, yet so commonly used that we may not stop to consider the dangers. One healthcare website claims there are more than 20,000 injuries each year in the U.S. and even 75 deaths from lawnmowers. The mower blades are incredibly fast and especially dangerous to small children who as we heard recently may run towards the machine. I had a student years ago who lost his leg due to a mower injury. The mower blades might catch a stone or nail or metal object unseen in the grass that can become a deadly projectile. My mother died from an accident in1980 when she was outside while my sister was using the riding mower. A metal SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsComputer Safety and Security Tuesday, May 28 at 12:15 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20. On-Line Genealogy Tuesday, May 28 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, May 29 at 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Registration required. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, May 30 at 12:15 p.m. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Limit: 20. 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, www.southshorefriends.com.

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MAY 23, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) MAY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space and may be full, but waitlists are available! Please call for more information (813) 419-5020 Dominoes are always available to play at the SCC Activity Center! Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes Please call (813) 419-5020 to RSVP. You can also visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: www.jsahealthcare.com/Events.htm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 24: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon27: MEMORIAL DAY CLOSEDTue 28: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 29: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 31: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmJUNE UPCOMING EVENTS Mon 03: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 04: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* BEAD CRAFT CLASS (NEW!) 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm pm Wed05: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 07: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pm Stop the Pain! For the first time since Saint Anne Catholic Church was founded in Ruskin in 1956, a member of the parish has been ordained as a priest. Father Justin Paskert was ordained on Saturday, May 18 in Clearwater. On Sunday, he held his first Mass at St. Anne, in conjunction with Parish Pastor Father John McEvoy. Father Paskert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Paskert. After Mass, an outdoor reception was held in which Father Paskert delivered his first Blessing. For information about Saint Anne Catholic Church, visit www. saintanneruskin.org.From the flock, a church leader emergesMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Celebrate safely this Memorial Day holiday Remember the fallen and what they sacrificed for our nation

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14 MAY 23, 2013 On this Memorial Day Tampa Bay Family Physicians remembers our On this Memorial Day Tampa Bay Family Physicians remembers our fallen heroes who represent the charac ter of our nation, embedded with fallen heroes who represent the charac ter of our nation, embedded with patriotism and honor, these men and women of the Armed Services gave patriotism and honor, these men and women of the Armed Services gave us a great sacrifice to defend our way of life. Thank you for your bravery. us a great sacrifice to defend our way of life. Thank you for your bravery. 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Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR Are you over 70? Call 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi ta l)www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Did you know people over 70 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed a lot to the general publics nonchalant observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was intended to be separate from Veterans Day, celebrated on Nov. 11, as a day of remembrance specifically for those who gave their lives for the nation. That distinction, however, is difficult as the line between those who have died and those who were, and are, willing to do so is narrow indeed. Leonard Boswell was drafted into the U.S. Army as a private and rose through the ranks to retire as a Lieutenant Colonel. From there, he continued a life of public service as a state representative and finally as a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served two tours of duty as an attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, the Soldiers Medal, and a host of other medals and commendations. All occupations in every branch of the military are worthy of distinction as every member of the military serves a purpose in serving the nation, but helicopter pilots and crew members are unique in many respects. They are sent to deliver the troops, to cover troops under fire, to save the wounded and recover the fallen. The very nature of their missions and of the crafts they fly make them uniquely exposed to the mortality of enemy fire. In the Vietnam era, assault helicopter pilots had the shortest life expectancy, Congressman Boswell said. All you could do is train hard and have all of the information, intel, that you could get. You do it right, remember the lessons learned and never let your guard down. You look out for each other and you take care of your soldiers and they will never let you down. From the beginnings of what would become Memorial Day, war had changed and the casualties suffered changed as well. Starting with Vietnam, there was no front line, the Congressman continued. There was no place where you could be off the front, even for a moment, where you could rest, lay down your weapon and relax a little. I think this change is reflected in many ways, including mental stress, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), divorces and suicide. On this Memorial Day, it is important for the nation to realize that new reality. It is important to remember that while every service member life lost during times of combat is a victim of war, not all are victims of enemy fire and yet the loss is the same. In recognition of that, Congressman Boswell authored the Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, which was signed into law in 2007 to provide critical support and mental health services to service members and veterans. The law is needed. Today more active duty soldiers lose their lives to suicide than to combat. And the impact of war extends far beyond any war itself. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, every 65 minutes a veteran takes his or her own life. The majority of non-active duty veteran suicides were by those age 50 and older. It is, perhaps, overstated but freedom isnt free, Boswell continued. All of our freedoms and privileges are because there are those among us who will risk all. We call them veterans. On this Memorial Day, thank a veteran, both current and older. On Monday, Memorial Day, the U.S. Flag will be briskly raised to the tops of staffs and then slowly lowered to half-staff in recognition of the more than one million American lives given to the defense of this nation. It is a day to remember them because it is too late to thank them personally. The day also provides an opportunity to thank those who served and are currently serving. At 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Sun City Center will hold their annual ceremony to honor the fallen, with volunteers standing in place of those who have passed since last year. The ceremony will include veterans from World War II to the Iraq War. The event will be held at the Borini Theater at Kings Point, doors will open at 9 a.m. with guests requested to be seated by 9:45 a.m. The ceremony provides an opportunity to not only honor those who are gone but to thank those who are still among us, bringing the full measure of meaning back to Memorial Day. It is not just a day off from work or the kickoff to summer; it is a day to remember and to appreciate those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, as well as those who were willing to do so. Barbecues and Memorial Day are as American as apple pie. But before firing up the grill, make the drive to Sun City Center to remember and honor those who made the day possible. On this one day, coming together as the worlds most diverse and powerful nation is the greatest honor left to give.Memorial Dayu MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTODuring the annual Memorial Day ceremony in Sun City Center, volunteers stand in for those veterans who have passed over the last year.

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MAY 23, 2013 15 The Mountcastle Vein Centers now offer the latest technology for treating spider veinsVeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis SystemHow does it work? What happens? What are the alternatives & advantages? Hillsborough (813) 634-1333 www.MountcastleVeinCenters.com Coupon:Pre-Summer Introduction$99 for one full session of VeinGogh treatment 4040 Upper Creek Dr., Ste.105 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (next to South Bay Hospital) Beauty starts with a clean canvas VeinGogh clears spider veins, leaving you picture perfect. June 15 Southern Express Bluegrass Band June 29 Barbara VanEycken July 13 Lisa Palas July 27 Kathy Straub August 10 The KEGG August 26 Brotherhood August 26 Brotherhood about friendship and acceptance a musical journey Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts The second annual Pigs in the Parking Lot, sponsored by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, was held on Friday night and was, by all accounts, an unqualified success. Touted as a BBQ/Beer, Blues and Business Expo, lots of people turned out for the family-friendly event, held outside of the MiraBay / SweetBay Plaza in Apollo Beach. The draw included dozens of local businesses and organizations, great local food and nonstop live music from the St. Petersburg-based The Tom Kats and the Apollo Beach-based Ladyhawke. One impromptu star of the event was a guest: a giant European Great Dane who stood waist-high to adults and towered over the many children who gathered around to pet him. For more information about the SouthShore Chamber, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ southshore.chamberPigs in the Parking Lot draws large crowdMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS One of the big draws to the event was some of the best in local food, from fresh seafood to BBQ. Apollo Beach-based Ladyhawke kept feet stomping into the night. Jim Johnson of Riverview-based Mosaic outside of the companys large RV converted to an interactive display showing the positive impact of Florida and Florida fertilizer on the world food supply. Artist Pam Talbot lights up the evening at her Pams Creations Wine Lights & More booth.

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Cautious Carol Dear Carol, Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, its important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications, especially if you have hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease or liver problems. While the Food and Drug Administration does regulate herbal supplements, they dont get the same scientific scrutiny that medications do. Herbal supplement manufacturers do not have to get FDA approval, and they dont have to prove a products safety and effectiveness before its marketed. So, before you start taking any new supplement, no matter how natural or harmless it may seem, you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to make sure its safe for you. In the meantime, here are a few popular herbs you should know about that can cause problems when taken with certain medications. Aloe Vera: Used on your skin, aloe vera is perfectly safe. But taken orally as a laxative, it may interact with blood sugar-lowering medicines used to treat diabetes. Ginger: A gram or so of powdered ginger can help ease nausea, but it can also interfere with anticoagulant (blood thinning) medications like warfarin and even aspirin. And, if taken in large quantities, could interfere with cardiac, diabetes and blood pressure meds. Garlic: Marketed as a pill, capsule or powder to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, garlic acts as a blood thinner. So if youre taking an anticoagulant, use with caution because garlic can make your blood too thin increasing the risk of excessive bleeding. Ginkgo: Taken to help boost memory and prevent dementia, as well as treat a variety of other ailments, this popular supplement can also raise your risk of bleeding when combined with blood thinning medications. It can also counteract the blood pressure lowering effect of thiazide diuretic drugs and can interfere with anti-seizure medications and insulin used to treat diabetes. Ginseng: Taken primarily to improve overall health and boost the immune system, this herb can reduce concentrations of the anticoagulant drug warfarin and can interact with some antidepressant medications too. People with diabetes should also use extra caution with ginseng if they are taking medicine to lower blood sugar. Kava: Promoted as a treatment to curb anxiety and stress, kava How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller has been reported to cause liver damage, including hepatitis and liver failure. It can also interfere with antipsychotic and Parkinsons medications, can thin the blood and should not be taken with anticoagulants, and can cause drowsiness so it should not be taken in combination with any sedatives. Licorice Root: Taken for ulcers, bronchitis and sore throat, licorice root can cause high blood pressure and salt and water retention, raising the risk of heart problems. It can also thin the blood and should not be used with blood thinning drugs. St. Johns Wort: Marketed as an aid to treat depression, Saint Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of a number of prescription medications including anticoagulants, antidepressants, seizure-control drugs and certain cancer drugs. Zinc: Taken as a defense against colds, excess zinc can cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea and headaches. It can also interact with a variety of prescription drugs, including antibiotics and hypertension meds. To get more information on the safety, side effects and effectiveness of these and many other herbal remedies, visit the Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center site on herbs, botanicals and supplements at mskcc-herbs.org, and see the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Herbs at a Glance Web page at nccam.nih. gov/health/herbsataglance.htm.. 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.

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MAY 23, 2013 19 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: MON., JUNE 3 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JUNE 7 @ NoonNational Cremation & Burial Society308 E. College Ave. RUSKIN TUES., JUNE 11 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JUNE 14 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! Bring this ad and receive a$200 Discounton a standard package until June 20, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Free hot dogs during bingo. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Food available Saturday, May 25. .............5 p.m. Eagle Riders Lasagna Dinner. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Nickles and Dimes Sunday . ..............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free hot dogs. ............................................during NASCAR. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. If you bought a new boat this past weekend at the Tampa Boat Show, Im sure you are out in the bay fishing or cruising. Boat sales are up triple what they were a year ago. Even though gas is still high, it seems more people are out in the bay. This weekend, May 25, in Treasure Island, they will hold a Paddle Board for Cancer Contest. There will be a 3 mile run and a 7 mile course. Paddle Board first started in this area, to my knowledge, about 5 years ago. It is for all ages. If you can balance on the board and paddle along, you are paddle boarding. Its a fun sport and this one is for a good cause. I heard a lot of anglers secrets this week while visiting around. One seasoned angler said that if you are out in the bay and all the islands are full of birds, its best to go back home because a storm is brewing. If the moon is shining bright, there will be good fishing throughout the night. If the tide is too low, the fish wont show. Fish at high tide, when the fishing is fine. If there is a ring around the moon, at night, dont fish the next day, cause there wont be a fish in sight. Cast ahead of a school of fish, if you are trying to catch one out of the school. Put a bag of chum on the back of your boat as you cruise out, and catch fish on each side of your boat. If your hound dogs howl all night, dont go fishing there is trouble in sight and fish will not bite. Always fish with the sun at your back. Put a can of sardines in your bait box, eat them if you get hungry, or use them for bait if you run out. Dont eat bananas while fishing, you will be attracting mosquitoes. If your cows are lying down, when you get up, or if you see cows laying down on your way to going fishing, turn around and go back home, cause the fish wont bite. If you are night fishing and the stars are shining bright, keep fishing, they will keep biting all night. If you see fish jumping, be quiet, get ready, there is something big coming. Always wear light color clothing By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Wise advice found in old adagesin the Florida sun. If you have a full moon, fishing is good. If there is a haze around the moon, fishing is bad. Many of these tips have been handed down through the generations. As water temperatures soared this week, fish were looking for cooler spots. Redfish were around mangrove roots and in deep holes trying to stay cool. I saw a few legal catches on boats, one per person of l8 inches and not more than 27 inches. Cobia is a hard to catch game fish. They jump, jerk, soar, circle, and fight for 45 minutes or more before they give up. They are edible, must measure 33 inches to the fork, one per person or six per vessel which ever is less. They like warm water. Flounder are still a good catch. Great food value. Lean white meat. Legal l2 inches with 10 per day. I saw one on about every boat that came in. Fresh water fishing has been good for pan fish. Many freshwater catfish graced dinner tables this week. I didnt see as many largemouth bass as I did catfish. Enjoy fishing day and night, always keep the weather in sight.RCMA school board meeting is June 10The RCMA school board meeting for Immokalee Community School will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013. The meeting will be held at the RCMA Leadership Academy, 18236 S US Hwy 301 in Wimauma. The school board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public. For questions or concerns, call Judy Brill at 239-658-3560, ext. 242.Seminars set for Memorial HospitalOn Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a seminar on Geriatrics, Herbals and Tonics will be presented at Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 W. Swann Ave. in Tampa. The speaker will be Albert Tawil, MD, a board-certified geriatrician who is on staff at the hospital. In addition, he is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at FSU. On Wednesday, June 19, from noon to 1 p.m., the seminar will deal with What you need to know about Migraines. Presenting is Dr. Sherle Valdez, a board-certified neurologist with Tampa Neurology Associates, and on staff at Memorial Hospital. To RSVP for the presentation and lunch, call 813-342-1313. Superbird still flying highThe Plymouth Superbird was so aerodynamic and so fast that NASCAR rewrote the rules to legislate it out of racing after only one season. Designed primarily to win races, only 1,937 were built. About 1,000 survive today, making the one owned by Col. (Ret.) Dan Zajac of Brandon a rare car. Equipped with the original power train and finished in hard-to-miss Lemon Twist paint, it was selected by popular vote as the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for May. With its distinctive pointed nose cone and high rear wing, the Superbird dominated the 1970 stock car racing season and was effectively banned thereafter. Dan meticulously maintains his Bird, and has restored the interior, engine compartment and suspension over the past two years. The Roamin Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a raindate the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants. The Cruiser of the Month is selected About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511.This 1970 Plymouth Superbird owned by Col. Dan Zajac (Ret.) of Brandon is the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for May.

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20 MAY 23. 2013 Area Places of Worship 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 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. ...New Life Enrichment Center (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 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 (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Pastor Jack R. Palzer Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Wimauma Church of GodSunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Obituaries Denise A. BockWhen we lose someone we love and cherish, we know they are in a better place. Unfortunately, those of us who are left behind are the ones who grieve and mourn. We try desperately to find a new normal. Denise A. Bock, ne Haines, 63, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., born April 28, 1950, at St. Marys Hospital in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the LifePath Hospice House in Ruskin, Fla. Denise was a graduate of East Side High School in East St Louis, IL. She worked for Union Pacific Railroad in St. Louis, MO for 25 years. She moved to Florida in 2002, earned her bachelors degree in education from Nova Southeastern University and taught school at Ruskin Elementary since 2007. She was a beloved daughter, a loving sister and a devoted aunt. She enjoyed traveling, reading and classical music. But most of all, she enjoyed her nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bert E. Haines. Surviving are her parents, William and Diane Jarosik of Sun City Center, Fla.; brother William E. (Grace) Haines of Colleyville, TX; sister Rebecca (Ronald) Dori of Millstadt, IL; and the true loves of her life, her four nephews, Anthony Dori of Millstadt, IL, Benjamin (fiance, Jenny) Dori of Greenwood Village, CO, William Haines Jr., of Colleyville, TX, and Benjamin Haines of Colleyville, TX; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends Barb, Kathie, Melanie, Wendy and Pam. There will be no funeral service, but the family would appreciate memorials be made to LifePath Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla. 33573, C.A.R.E Shelter, 1528 27th Street SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 or charity of donors choice. Acknowledgements may be sent to Rebecca Dori, 3507 Dori Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260. Theres only so many ways to say I LOVE YOU, Denise and there are no words to express how terribly lonely Ill be now that youre gone. Herbert Shields BursonHerbert Shields Burson, of McArthur, GA, age 90, passed away April 25, 2013 in Sun City Center, FL, following a short illness. Herbert was born February 10, 1923 in Athens, the son of Lucius C. Burson, Sr. and Mildred Shields Burson. Herbert was preceded in death by brothers Lucius, Jr. (Duke), (Juan), Robert (Linda) and sister Doris Burson. Herbert was a 1940 graduate of Shade (Ohio) High School and earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Ohio University. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Marines, 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, and was deployed to Hawaii, Eniwetok,, Saipan, Okinawa and northern China from 1943-46. Herbert began a distinguished 35year career in education in 1950 in the Vinton County school system, starting at Allensville schools. During his lengthy career, he taught business commerce courses at Allensville and coached numerous sports teams, including basketball, baseball and track. His 1957 Allensville Bombers basketball team completed its regular season with a perfect 19-0 record. He became a school administrator in the mid-1960s, serving first as a high school principal and then an assistant county superintendent following a countywide consolidation of schools in 1996. He finished his career from 1980-85 as the Vinton County Schools Superintendent. Herbert was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of McArthur, a Life member of the Ohio Education Association, a member of the Athens Elks Lodge 973, a past board member of the Jackson Vinton Mental Health Board, and a past president of the Vinton County Retired Teachers Association. He was a winter resident in Sun City Center, FL, since 1995. Herbert is survived by Pauline, his wife of nearly 64 years, as well as sons Ronald (Nancy) Burson of Gahanna and John of Woodbury, TN, and daughter Diana (Robert) Haman of Dayton. Herbert was the proud grandfather of Gregory Haman of Nokomis, FL; Krista Haman of Dayton; Sarah Haman of Dayton; Andrew Burson of Kent; and Matthew Burson, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Herbert is also survived by cousins Joan Ruth of Athens; Andrew Adelmann, Jr. of McArthur; Jane (Adelmann Sprague of Delaware, OH; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held May 2, 2013 at the McArthur Presbyterian Church, with burial following in Elk Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the McArthur VFW Post #5299. IN MEm M ORY OFFrank J. CrockettJune 26, 1931 May 23, 2007God gave us a special husband and father. We wonder why God thought we were so special as to have given you to us. What will we do with all of our memories? The thoughts of your kindness and loving ways made you so special in our hearts. We long to hear the sound of a gentle voice and to look into your smiling eyes. You were our angel on Earth, and now our angel in Heaven. Until our family chain is linked again, you are gone, but never forgotten. We love and miss you every day. Loving wife Betty and children Allen, David, Gloria and Latha We didnt know that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but in God we put our trust. In times as difficult as this, faith is such a must. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We love and miss you dearly. Our beloved beautiful angel in heaven...In loving memory Mother, Daughter, Wife, and SisterMonica Suarez Lopez02/20/1987 05/25/2012 A young boy climbed to the top of a ladder. As he stood there, his father held out his arms and said to him, Jump! As he jumped, the father moved away from the ladder and allowed the boy to fall to the ground. Thats to teach you, said his dad, not to trust anybody. All of us know what it is like to be disappointed when we thought we could trust someone and then are betrayed. We know the feeling of falling flat on our faces when we thought that the outstretched arms would be there to catch us. Not only is it embarrassing, but it hurts. Not only does it hurt, but it makes us cautious and fearful of putting our trust in anyone at anytime. But there is One who is trustworthy. We read in Gods Word that we are to trust in the Lord with all our heart. For some, it is difficult to trust God because so many have let us down and we fear that He will do the same. But we have His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Not only do we have His Word that He will be with us in this life, but we know that if we place our faith in Him, we will inherit eternal life and be with Him in the next. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Movies with a Message will return to The Ministry Center at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the church library. There is no charge for this movie and refreshments will be served. Soul Surfer is a 2011 American drama film about the life of surfer Bethany Hamilton. At the age of 13, Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack. The film focuses on the events surrounding the attack and her struggle during the aftermath. The title refers to a term coined in the 1960s to indicate someone who surfs purely for pleasure, but the word soul itself has a double meaning in reference to Hamiltons Christian faith, which helped her recover her surfing career after the attack. The Ministry Center at Oak Soul Surfer is movie at Oak Grove ChurchGrove United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Waters and Habana Avenues. For more information, call the church office at 813-935-4471.

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MAY 23. 2013 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h \000s 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th Grade Sunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey ZZZ\021IEFUXVNLQ\021RUJ\003‡\003 A Resource for Families \033\025\023\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003:\021\003‡\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \031\027\030\020\031\027\026\034 Southside Baptist Church “A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church” Come join us to learn about God’s Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun City \024\022\020\030\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000\000s\000UN\000#ITY\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\030\026\000s\000\030\021\023\015\026\024\025\015\024\020\030\025 Getting to Know You (Donuts/Coffee) .....9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ...........10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .........7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ...........10:00 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION \021\027\020\027\000\023\023RD\000TREET\000%\014\000##\017USKIN\000s\000\030\021\023\015\031\023\030\015\024\031\025\025 10:30 a.m. SUNDAYS NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served. A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist \025\023\027\003\025QG\003W\021\003\021:\021\003\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \013\033\024\026\014\003\031\027\030\020\031\024\023\025 Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714 SaintAnneRuskin.org \004 \000 M ASSES \036 Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... &RQWDFW\003DULVK\003IFH\003IRU\003FKHGXOH Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic Church SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. SUNDAY SERVICES SUNDAY SERVICES Area Places of Worship United Methodist dedicates Creason Children’s Center Creason Children’s Center is the latest addition to the campus of the United Methodist Church of SCC. Rev. Dr. Warren Langer, surrounded by children and youth of the church, dedicated the Center, formerly Creason Hall, to the memory of Rev. Walter Creason, founding pastor, and his vision and love for children. Creason Children’s Center houses the rapidly growing programs of the Children’s Ministry. For more information, contact Pat Hill at 813-634-2539. Israeli song and dance at SouthShore Library Sound The Shofar will meet on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will speak on “The Living Stones.” All are invited to attend and join in a time of worship in Israeli song and dance. SouthShore Regional Library is located at 5816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. Join the Fun Brigade for a Bingo party The Fun Brigade at the United Community Church will host a “Grab Bag” Bingo party starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the Great Hall. There will be lots of different kinds of Bingo games and lots of wild and crazy prizes. All are welcome. United Community Church is located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Car wash at Redeemer Lutheran Church The Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center, will sponsor a car/golf cart wash on Saturday, June 1 starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot, for the Y.E.S. boys (Youth Environmental Services). The funds collected for this event will be partially matched by Thrivent Financial. Y.E.S is a successful program that enhances rehabilitation for boys who have been in trouble. The love bug season should be over, so now is the time to get your car washed. From left: Senor Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill; Cirilo and Dory Doguiles; and Missionas Committee Chairman Frank Blaszcazk. Trinity Baptist hosts visiting missionaries Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center recently hosted visiting missionaries Dory and Cirilo Doguiles at Sunday worship services, with a reception following. The church has supported these missionaries for almost 20 years. The Doguiles’ will be soon be returning to the Philippines, their native country, after 38 years of missionary work in the U.S. During that time, they started churches and served at the National Office of Converge Worldwide. They will now serve Converge Worldwide Philippines as executive coach for the Baptist Conference of the Philippines (BCP). Cirilo will help Philippine leaders advance Converge’s one mission of multiplying transformational churches, by starting and strengthening churches. The Doguiles’ described their work and challenges and answered questions from the attendees. CCW Dessert & Card Party is June 13 The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to come to its monthly Dessert Card Party on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. The group furnishes cards, pencils and tallies, plus an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information call 813-6332460. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The Drama Team at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is performing A Palmtree Home Companion Radio Show on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. in their new Life Enrichment Center. Written and directed by SCCUMC member Glenn Appleyard, the radio show parodies the very popular NPR radio offering known as A Prairie Home Companion that features Garrison Keillor and airs on Saturday evenings. Appleyard promises that those unfamiliar with the NPR show will still find his parody very entertaining with various skits (Guy Noir, Private Eye becomes Darryl Dawkins, Trailer Park Detective), songs by local favorites United Methodist Church to perform parody of A Prairie Home Companion Amanda Jordan, JoAnne Podgurski and the SCC Front Porch Pickers, and silly commercial sponsors (The Cornstarch Council, Cana Wine Helper and Martha’s Mullets and More). In addition to the musical guests, performers for the evening festivities include Glenn & Eric Appleyard, Manny Escudero, Jeff Jordan, Tiffani Martinez and Lew Symmes. Tickets are just $10 each and include a dessert buffet and complimentary beverages. Advance tickets are not necessary but strongly encouraged. The church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. For more information about this and other events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan at 813634-2539.

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Fowler Ave. in Tampa. Admission is free and will include access to MOSIs Astronaut Training Adventure. At the Expo, attendees will learn what to do before, during and after a storm. Residents will learn the importance of having a solid disaster plan in place well in advance so that they can quickly recover after a storm. Additionally, Radio Disney has partnered with the Expo and will provide kid-friendly enter tainment, games and other activities, while the adults enjoy a variety of speakers and vendors. Attendees also will have the chance to win one of two Kindle Fire HDs. Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees will be able to attend question-and-answer weather panels, held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to hear from meteorologists representing local news stations and the National Weather Ser vice. Additionally, a resiliency/ survivors panel will be held at 10 a.m. where guests can hear real stories from people who have experienced and recovered from a disaster, along with expert advice on preparation tech niques to protect themselves and their home. For more information and the latest news on the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo or to become a vendor/sponsor, visit www.TampaBayHurricaneExpo.com.Adopt a manatee for Fathers Day Last Fathers Day, Madison Johnston adopted Vector the manatee as a gift for her father Bruce.Go beyond the usual this Fathers Day. The Save the Manatee Club suggests a real Florida manatee gift adoption for caring dads everywhere. Select from 35 living manatees with known histories in the Clubs adoption programs, including Rocket, Brutus, Doc, Paddy Doyle and other great choices for dad. See them all at www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees. Funds from the adoption program support the Clubs manatee conservation efforts around the world. I chose Vector because he loves to travel and so does my dad, says Madison Johnston, a student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, who adopted a manatee last year for Fathers Day. My dad was so excited and surprised when he received the adoption. He loves manatees! Each $25 gift adoption includes an adoption certificate with a color photo, biography, a member ship handbook, the Clubs official quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, the bi-monthly E-newsletter, Paddle Tales, and a years member ship in Save the Manatee Club. This Fathers Day, each new member who joins the AdoptA-Manatee program for a $35 tax-deductible donation will also receive the new 2013 Club T-shirt featuring a tropical design by renowned wildlife artist Nancy Blauers. Shipping is free in the United States. Manatees are Floridas official state marine mammal and theyre listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. Save the Manatee Club, a Florida-based international nonprofit conservation and manatee welfare manatee organization, was founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. Funds from the adoption program help fund manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; research; education and public awareness projects; conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and programs in the United States, Central and South America, the Wider Caribbean, and West Africa. It has been a very difficult time for manatees in Florida these past months, says Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. We have lost more than 10 percent of the entire population to a combination of life-threatening events, including catastrophic losses from red tide toxins. Adoption program funds provide the critical support manatees need in these unprecedented times. Madison, who is studying environmental studies and biology, cares about the manatees and their future. Manatees are such a vital part of the oceans ecosystems, and they contribute to the overall productivity of those ecosystems in many ways, she explains. Their curiosity and vulnerability, however, puts them at great risk. I think Save the Manatee Club is doing tremendous work in conserving and protecting the manatees. For more information about manatees, and to adopt one for Fathers Day, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at www.savethemanatee.org. Also visit The Manatee Store, the Clubs online shopping center, for more Fathers Day gift ideas. Go to www.shopsavethemanatee.org. You can follow the Club using Twitter http://twitter.com/savethemanatee and Facebook www.facebook.com/savethemanateeclub. Watch manatees in their natural habitat on the Clubs Blue Spring webcams at manatv.org.Local hospital offers fully robotic Whipple surgeryFlorida Hospital Tampa is among a small group of hospitals across the U.S. that offers fully robotic Whipple surgery, with Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross. The operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgical treat ment for cancerous or benign tumors of the head of the pancreas. Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross are both advanced laparoscopic and robotic hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) and foregut surgeons. They undertook their first robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy on April 30, 2013. The robotic approach enhances the operation with its three dimensional portrayal of the abdominal cavity, assisting the surgeons in making precise dissections. Since the operation employs minimally invasive techniques, patients do not have large scars. This also allows patients who have cancerous masses to start chemo therapy sooner. The use of the robot allows us to undertake the Whipple operation using several small incisions, which offers hope for less pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, and minimal scarring and blood loss, said Dr. Rosemurgy. The American Cancer Society estimates 38,460 people have died from pancreatic cancer in the U.S. Florida Hospital Tampa is located at 3100 E. Fletcher Ave. For more info, call 813-615-7030.May is Fibromyalgia Awareness MonthMay is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and according to WebMD. com, more than 12 million Americans have fibromyalgia. Most are women ranging in age from 25 to 60. Women are 10 times more likely to get this disease than men. Fibromyalgia symptoms may include: in the neck, shoulder and back eyes fingers and feet or heat light sleep There are traditional and alter native treatments that have been shown to be effective in treating this difficult syndrome. Contact your physician for more information. New support group emphasizes living life fullyFirst of all, not everyone is familiar with a support group and what it can do for them. A support group is made up of 8 to 10 people who come together once a week to share their thoughts and feelings to help solve a persistent problem they suffer with, no matter what the cause: depression anxiety, frustration, family, children, change, retirement, etc. The benefits are numerous: mem bers are able to get the problem out so they can see it more clearly and develop healthy behavior. Secondly, they find they are not alone. Other people have problems, too, even the same problem. Thirdly, they realize that many people have more serious problems than they do, so they gain perspective. Of course, they benefit from the success or failure of other members in solving the problem. It is impor tant to know that support groups insist on confidentiality, are free of charge, and are most often facili tated by experienced psychothera pists. Most groups do not require an appointment. The new support group, as its name implies, emphasizes the positive aspects of healing. In other words, to change dont concen trate on what you must not do, but on what you should do to solve the problem. Since we move toward what we think about and imagine, that is what we move toward and become. The self-disclosure in the group is used to identify the damaging behavior so that we know clearly what needs to be changed, and then devise a plan, plus other aids, to replace the unwanted thinking and acting. Fellow participants share their problems and experiences, so that all can help to develop an efficient plan for their own situations. Par ticipants should prepare to both help and be helped. A few people find that self-disclosure is difficult at first; it wont take long to realize the personal benefits. All are welcome to this new support group in complete confidence and free of charge; no appoint ment is necessary. The facilitators are Frank Koebrich, MA, 813642-0773, and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, 813-401-7452. Both are experienced and effective psychotherapists. The group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 2nd floor library across from the elevator at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Drive. The first session will be on May 28. The support group is sponsored by the SouthShore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. Thank a Vet for your freedom and remember the fallen this Memorial Day holidayGreater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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MAY 23, 2013 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 883L, custom sunglow red, 1,894 miles. $5,000. or best offer. 813407-0033 4321 Old Hwy 41, Sun City. 3br/1.5ba, 1300sf home. Private lot 75x100. Pet fenced area. CHA, aerator well, septic (no county wa ter bills). Washer/ dryer hookup. Asking $75,000. No owner ends 813-545-5314 for viewing. Property is sold AS IS for owners convenience. 902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. 2289sf. Large home sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813741-3678 For sale by owner. Apartments (3 units), Neptune Dr., Ruskin. Priced to sell $69,900. 813-431-9094. ruskinrentals@gmail.com Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished waterfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813-645-4991 For rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 SCC 55+ 2br/2ba/2cg. washer/ dryer/ ice maker in refrigerator, lawn care, water & CA dues included. Clean. Lease $500 security. $950 monthly. 813-746-1350 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets 813-634-9695 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 kitchen, washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-6491599 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-78861br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 Apollo Beach, Furnished, WIFI, quiet neighborhood, pool use, 55+ no drinker. $550 month, split utilities. 616-283-6947 Share home. Riverside Park, Ruskin. Gated community. 2br/2ba, kitchen privileges. Golf, tennis, swimming, gym. $150 weekly. 813-641-9350. Available June 3 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 1br/1ba, AC, washer/ dryer/ range/ refrigerator/ microwave/ Fios TV/ internet. Non smoker. $625 monthly plus deposit. Ruskin. 813-6455956 Point West Road frontage. Good for CPA, attorney, insurance sales, Etc. Live and work at same place. $900 monthly, yr lease, plus deposit, water, elec tric. 813-649-1599 Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 Why drive 20 miles a for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING The Observer News Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. line ads will move to Friday, May 24 at 4pm. for the May 30 edition : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: The bargain hunters dream the Buyers Marketplace 1.92 CLEARED ACRE LOT across the street from Little Manatee River, boat ramp and park at end of street. All-new utilities, including well, septic and electric pole. Lot has a few shady oaks. $84,500. RUSKIN CANAL-FRONT LOT, ACROSS FROM TAMPA BAY! Ready for your future home or duplex (PD-H zoning). Lot is cleared, has newer dock, boat ramp and all utilities including sewer. $110,000. WONDERFULLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME with enclosed lanai, screened porch, utility shed with washer & dryer and carport on 1/3 acre lot. Remodeled kitchen, beautiful tile oors, walk-in closets in BR, roof over, newer CHA. No HOA, not in ood plain. $69,900.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well-established team. RUSKIN WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA Charming older home, 100 ft. on canal going to bay, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for boat or RV. Screened pool, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, newer roof and CHA. PD/MU zoning lots of possibilities! $189,500.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME: 2BR/1BA concrete block home in nice condition with metal roof, attached utility room and shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Leveled, cleared with electric, well and huge retention pond. This property is ready for your farming needs, or your dream home with plenty of room for family, kids, horses and pets! A zoning allows 1 dwelling per 5 acres. $239,000.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 EASY LIVING STRESS FREE!! THIS 2BR/1BA mobile home in Riverbreeze Mobile Home Park. Nice well-maintained single-wide mobile home with bright and open living dining room and screened porch with carport and storage room. JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 FARMING OR DEVELOPING OR PRIVATE HOMESITE? What suits your fancy? ing but zoned for 26 duplexes. Quiet secluded location but within minutes to major roadways, shopping, churches, schools, and city & county conveniences, etc. Well, septic and storage building in place with county water available. Priced at $95,000. Roxanne Westbrook 813-748-2201. RENTAL IN RUSKIN! FIRST MONTH FREE RENT WITH QUALIFIED APPLICATION. 3BR/2.5BA townhouse with a one-car garage. $1200 per month with a one year lease. Water and basic cable included in rent. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 IF PEACE AND QUIET are a requisite, then this may be your lucky day. Mobile home on 2.7 acres. 30 x 40 pole barn and oak trees for shade. Sold as is so some TLC $55,000. Kay Pye 361-3672 or Roxanne Westbrook 748-2201 DOWNTOWN OR DOWNSTREAM. Which lot will work for you? Low, low price on lot near downtown Ruskin gives you option of building one or two dwellings. $17,500 Waterfront lot in planned subdivision of Heathers Cove that never developed, is off Little Manatee River. Seawall in place. $49,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288NEED LISTINGS! Our inventory is selling quickly. If you are considering selling in the near future, please give us a call but be ready to move! RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127SIERRA in Greenbriar, new listing, 2BR/2BA, 1700 sq. ft. ........................$144,900 2 BR/2BA in Bedford. Enclosed lanai, furn...................................................... $27,500 HAMPTON, 2BR/2BA CARPORT, furn. ............................................................ $57,500 NEW RENTALS 1BR/1BA furn. or unfurn ........from $650+ 2BR/2BA furn. or unfurn..........from $700+SFH in Greenbriar, unfurn, OAK floors ............................................... $1200 /month Sun City Center RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACEFor LEASEWe will not be underpriced!Prices starting at $250 per month(941) 915-1523 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com RUSKIN WATERFRONT! Check out this custom 3/2/2 home with covered boat lift on a canal leading directly to the bay. Open and inviting with water views from almost everywhere! $283,000 WATERFRONT VACANT LOTS Both are located on a canal just off the Ruskin Inlet with no bridges to the Bay. Each lot is cleared with a concrete seawall. Public utilities are available. $88,000 & $90,000

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The Observer News office and M&M Printing will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance ofMEMORIAL DAYOn Monday, come together to remember, to honorAll of our freedoms and privileges are because there are those among us who will risk all...MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe United States is arguably the most diverse nation on earth. But on one day each year, Americans have the opportunity to come together to honor those who gave all to preserve freedom. The passing of time means little in terms of remembrance, as this decorated grave of a Revolutonary War veteran in Rhinebeck, NY, shows. By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe United States of America is arguably the most diverse nation on earth. Yet, despite their many differences, on some issues all Americans come together. One of great note is the honor and recognition that we bestow upon those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of the nation. For those who have given their last full measure of devotion in laying down their lives in the defense of America, we make little distinction between that of a general or a foot soldier. All American lives are valued, the loss of all are mourned. For the families of those lost, it lasts a lifetime; for the nation, one day is set aside each year to remember and to honor them. Memorial Day as we know it today is a relatively new holiday, but the roots of remembrance go back centuries, finally emerging after the Civil War as Decoration Day to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Although the term Memorial Day has been in use since the late 1800s, the name became official by Federal law in 1967 and in 1971 the holiday was moved to the last Monday in May. Despite some initial unwillingness by some states, the day was recognized as a holiday within a few years by all 50 states. For many Americans the creation of a three-day weekend at the end of May marks the beginning of summer. It is a day that, in the eyes of some, has become almost equally associated with barbecues as with remembrance. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stated in 2002: See MEEMORIARIAL DAA Y, page 14u www.ObserverNews.netMay 23, 2013 Volume 57 Number 18THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: See CARCAR BURGRGLARIEARIES, page 7u Volunteers spruce up at the Mary & Martha HHouse administrative ofce. See page 6 By KEEVININ BRARADY %  A spate of car burglaries in the Brandon/Riverview area has local drivers beating down the doors at businesses that install car alarms. Law enforcement officials recently issued a warning about the spike in vehicle burglaries, which may be the work of an organized gang. There were 55 vehicle burglaries reported in Riverview, Ruskin, Wimauma and Sun City Center between April 21 and May 12, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. District Two, which includes Brandon, Seffner, Dover, Clair Mel and Palm River, reported 47 vehicles hit over the same period. In most cases the thieves entered the vehicles via unlocked doors or by breaking windows, removing all manner of electronics such as cell phones and laptops. Theres been an influx of orders for car alarms lately because people are either hearing that a neighbors car has been broken into or their own car has been burglarized, said Louis Perez, a manager at Riverviews Audio Plus Inc., 10050 Gibsonton Drive. Perez caters to drivers in Riverview, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Brandon. Normally installing one or two car alarms per week, Audio Plus has been working on double that Rash of car burglaries has Sheriffs Office on alertamount in the last two months. Weve done seven in the last two weeks, Perez said. Its a similar story at Car Tunes, 113 Lithia Pinecrest Road, where owner Jason Fields has been installing car alarms for 11 years. We have gone from installing two to three alarms a week to six a week over the last couple of months, Fields said. We usually see a little spike in orders around spring break and at the start of the summer and Christmas, but this recent increase has no rhyme nor reason. Car burglaries come in waves and can often be attributed to a small number of individuals, according to Debbie Carter, a spokesperson for the Sheriffs Office. [They often] target a specific neighborhood and unfortunately the majority of the vehicles are unlocked, Carter said. A surveillance video obtained by the Sheriffs Office captured one burglars modus operandi. Strolling along a darkened street in the Lake Shore Ranch subdivision near Wheeler and Valrico roads, the man is seen inspecting a number of vehicles on the street before coming upon an SUV parked in a driveway. Wearing dark clothes and a ski mask, the thief is undeterred by Key in this VIDEO LINK to watch the above car burglary in action www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FxC4KK_3kPAPHOTO & VIDEO LINK COURTESY HHILLSBOROUGH CCOUNTY SSHERIFFS OOFFICEA car burglar is captured on a surveillance video casing a car in Brandon before breaking in. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a restoration / wave protection project that could bring the beach back to Apollo Beach during their May 15 BOCC meeting. The project, requiring an approximately $800,000 investment will involve tried and proven seawater break methods designed to significantly reduce erosion at the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. Future projects in the area by TECO and the efforts of ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, were cited as part of the presentation to the board. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the project. Stay with The Observer News for further updates to this story.BOCC approves project that could bring the beach back to Apollo BeachMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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After the signing, Chase McCoy with his family: brother Fred IV, mother Rena and father Fred III.Munsch praised Chase McCoy for his numerous accomplishments as both a student and an athlete. According to Munsch, Central Missouri is widely considered a track powerhouse and track scholarships in general are rare, a further testament to McCoys abilities and future promise. Although he wont begin college until next fall, McCoy tentatively plans to follow a course of study towards a business degree. The University of Central Missouri is located in Warrensburg.Star RVHS athletes sign scholarships4 Things parents should know before paying for collegeFrom $20,000 to $65,000 a year thats the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families futures. For the 2012 academic year, the average cost for an instate public college is $22,261. A moderate budget for a private college averaged $43,289, says McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions, www.studemontgroup.com. But for elite schools, were talking about three times the cost of your local state school. Either way, your kids higher education can easily shoot into six figures after four years. Along with worrying about rising tuition prices, parents also fear for their own futures if their retirement savings are drained by childrens college costs, McDonough says. Only 14 percent, for example, are very confident theyll have the money to live comfortably in retirement, he says, citing a 2012 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Families feel theyre faced with conflicting goals, but there are numerous ways to pay for college while investing in your future retirement, says McDonough, who offers insights for parents to keep in mind while planning for their childs education: The ROI of a college education: At a time when so many American families are financially strapped, college is an especially stressful topic because parents know higher learning will help their kids succeed. College graduates earn 84 percent than those with only a high school diploma, according to Georgetowns Center on Education and the Workforce. Here is how earning breaks down over ones lifetime, based on education: a doctoral degree-holder will earn $3.3 million over a lifetime; $2.3 million is estimated for a college graduate; those with only a high school diploma can expect $1.3 million. Move retirement assets to qualify for grants: Most parents know about the 529 savings account, but thats not necessarily the best or only option. Reallocating your retirement assets, such as 401(k)s, can better position a child to qualify for grants and scholarships. This legal and ethical maneuvering may be the single most important factor when considering how to pay for college. Consider independent and objective analysis of your future college student. Assessment might include a personality profile and a detailed search for a future career. Also think about a more nuts-and-bolts approach, including scholarship eligibility, SAT and ACT prep courses, review of admissions essays and an in-depth analysis of chances for enrollment in a students top four choices of colleges. aid forms: In order to maximize a fair price of higher education, remember there is plenty of data to review. McDonough recommends a checklist with a timeline and notable deadlines. Be ready to troubleshoot the alphabet soup of data forms: FAFSA Free Application For Federal Student Aid; CSS profile College Scholarship Service; SAR Student Aid Report; and more. 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If you are a regular reader of this column, you will remember last week I wrote of the fact that all people have potential but it is only when they commit to a definite course of action can they move from the dormancy of potential to the gold mine of PRO-tential. In my seminar of that same name, we share the action steps necessary to achieve success through the achievement of PROtential. They apply for both your business and personal activities. The first four were as follows: 1. Define your objectives, 2. Establish credibility, 3. Enjoy your work, and 4. Practice persistence. Here are the remaining six action steps. 5. Develop patience: An organization is like a huge ship; it cannot be turned around on a dime. Work toward change gradually, showing everyone the need of each change. Remember, only babies enjoy being changed and even then you must be careful doing it because, not unlike many of the people you deal with, they will resist change even though they are all wet. All things come to those who wait, but more things come to those who work while they wait. 6. Know your clients: Take the time to really get to know your clients. Find out their needs, likes, and/or dislikes. Find out the problems they face. Let them know they are not just a sales booking in By William Hodges a ledger. Make your clients feel important. They are! By the way, dont forget that your family, friends, and coworkers are also your customers in this game we call life. 7. Train your mind and body: Take time out of every day to read books or listen to tapes pertinent to your profession, especially those about time management and human relations. Set up a regimen of diet and exercise that will give you a healthy body and also support the efforts of your mind. The race will go to the person who has the capacity to exert greater effort than others in the competition. Simply running hard is not enough. The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland told the truth when she said, Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! Are you in the physical and mental condition to run hard? 8. Expand your sales force: For your companys benefit, make everyone in the company a sales person, for they truly are. Spend time to get to know all your people. Help them understand they can help to secure their jobs when they say to a customer by a smile, a friendly word, or that little bit of extra effort I care. 9. Learn your company: Spend as much time as possible learning how your company operates. Understand the complete process from the time a customer enters an order until the customers needs are met. Then you will be better able to foresee your customers problems with your company. 10. Serve others: We each have an account in the First National Bank of Life and we must never forget to make deposits for fear our account goes dry. Find quality time with your family. Be active in business, professional, and civic organizations. Remember that if you are not getting enough out of life, you may not be giving enough. Well, there you have it some ideas from our PRO-tential seminar that will help you to be a PRO in whatever field you choose to compete.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. 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All donations will go to further Boater Safety Classes conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. To arrange for tables or tents, call Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.

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MAY 23, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Get your tickets now for a cool summer of red hot entertainment at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center. The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents a series of seven shows as part of its P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series. The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. The series kicks off on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts in Riverview will present the oneact musical The Toybox, written by Tyler Leavitt with original music by Mark Ellison. This year, this talented ensemble of 6th 8th grade students received a straight supe-Live entertainment all summer long at P.A.C. Literior rating at the District One Act Junior Thespian Festival and were chosen as the Critics Choice out of the other schools in their district. The Toybox is a musical journey about friendship and acceptance, telling the story of two toys who feel they dont belong. They decide to venture off on their own. What they find outside of the toy box is not at all what they expect. The production is a benefit show, with all proceeds going to the Progress Village drama department. Donations will be accepted with a chance to meet and greet the students following the show. Tickets for The Toybox are $5. All other shows in the series are $10 and are available at the SCC Atrium kiosk, open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. ~ noon. Patrons can also order with credit card by calling 813-2207913. Season tickets are available for $60 for seven shows. Season ticket patrons will also receive preferred seating for every show. The Rollins Theater is located at 970 Cherry Hills Dr., Sun City Center. For further information, directions to the theater and details on all shows in the series, call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org. Progress Village students (from left) Nadia Vasquez, Samantha Preston, Charmaine Bondoc, Gillian Sulma, and Allison Kukene, perform a scene from The Toybox, which will be presented on June 1 at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center as part of the PAC Lite Summer Variety Series. The Lennard High School Drama program will present the hilarious musical murder mystery, Murder at Crooked House, written by Tim Kelly, on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. Murder at Crooked House is a two-act murder mystery that spoofs the televised private eye shows of the 1950s and 1960s with zany characters like Anguish Crispie and Colonel Chutney. Tickets for the performance are $5 for children and students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the door, which will be open for seating one half hour before the performance.LHS Drama to present Murder at Crooked HouseHelpful workshops offered at The Centre this summerThe Centre, located at 305 South Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa, will offer a number of helpful and educational workshops in June and July. S.T.E.P.S to Healthy Parenting This workshop helps parents understand human behaviors and their effect on the parent-child relationship. Participants learn: new techniques for establishing democratic relationships, how to use encouragement and logical consequences to modify their childs behavior; how to conduct effective family meetings and more. This workshop, presented in a 6-week series, fulfills court requirements. June 17, 24, and July 1, 8, 15, 22 Pathways to Employment This orientation is the first step in The Centres efforts to assist in finding employment. Counselors help participants develop their career plans, address emotional issues which may impact employment, build-problem solving skills to help overcome logistical obstacles, prepare resumes and provide referrals to land the right job. They also provide on-going assistance to help par ticipants make life changes which will promote success. Owner, FRANNET Computer Programs Training 101 Workshop This is a 2-day computer program that will teach the basic knowledge and skills needed in todays job mar ket. Class size is limited to allow focused training. Upon completion of the course, each participant will be awarded a computer. Course content: Introduction to Windows, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Inter net and Email. Space is limited. & 20 and Tuesday and Thursday, June 25 & 27 1-4 p.m. ing 251-8437 x224 Group Navigating Your Way Through Florida Divorce Join Mary Quinn, Tampa attorney specializing in family law, for an invaluable workshop designed to arm you with information on: Separation and Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, and Property Rights. How to Prepare for the GED 2-hour preparatory sessions are offered for each of subjects required on the GED test. Why is it so impor tant to obtain your GED? Because -With your GED you have more choices for college, employment and a successful career; and be in a better position to manage your future. You will also earn more money per year than a high school drop out. All classes meet on Tuesdays. Following is the schedule of classes: and Devona F. Pierre, University of Tampa, Educational Technology; Natalia Belfiore, Ph.D., University of Tampa Biology Department All workshops require reservations. To reserve, call 813-251-8437. Cypress Creek Elementary Terrific Kids for May 2013Cypress Creek Elementary School honored the following students in May, in the Terrific Kids programs sponsored by Sun City Center Kiwanis: Yailin Barrientos-Reyes, Valleria Espindola-Reyes, Simon Doan, Xavier Rosado, Samuel Roberts, Conor Pieper, Makayla Sanchez, Alana Lira, Lizania Luna-Colorado, Julio Mejia-Pena, David Garcia, Ayla Alcin, Malayla Soto-Razo, Luna Laureano-Leon, Trinity Carter, Isabella Galvan, Emilio Guia, Joshua Gaskill, Jesus Amador-Beltran, Elaine Margelowsky, Keyla Nelson, Willie Humphrey, Lily Barrett, Alma Castillo, Daniel Malpica, Jake Zager, Camila Romero-Sosa, Rigoberto Chavez, Cailyn Wilson, Reese Pfoff-Otero, Marc Anthony Belmarez, Haley Carrejo, Olivia Christensen, Joseph Rivera-Perez, Andrew Hardwick, Anthony Durden, Breanna Torres, Erika Vargas, Javan Hernandez, Jose Cigarroa, Jeynelise Ramos, Diego Zamora-Sanchez, Liliana Michelena, Alycea Chilcott, Jaime Herrera-Ochoa, Jaeden Brown, Kaitlin Huffman, Lexi Balderas, Marisol Garcia, Selena Rodriguez, Travis Zuetlau, Dominic Stopp, Haleigh Menendez, Heavenly Carrejo, Ezekiel Long, Marina Araujo, Cherokee Ray, Ashanti Peoples, Felix Olivares, Jose Rosario, James Osteen, Tiffany Whitsel, Johnny Vasquez and Cynthia Garcia. The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to discuss the construction of a new sewage pipeline in the area of Interstate 75 and State Road 674. The $8 million project will install approximately 11,000 feet (2.1 miles) of 30-inch sewage force main pipeline from Cortaro Drive and SR 674, to the South County Wastewater Treatment Plant on the western side of I-75. The route will take the line through the Villages of Cypress Creek community. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2013, and last one year. The work is the second phase of a two-part project to build a new sewage pipeline from U.S. 301 to the South County Wastewater Treatment Plant. The first phase, along SR 674 from US 301 to Cortaro Drive, has already been completed. The new line is being built to accommodate growth in the south county area and to increase overall system reliability by providing a second transmission main along Public meeting to discuss sewage pipeline near Cortaro Drivethe SR 674 corridor. The project is being funded through the Water Enterprises Capital Improvement Program. Public Utilities staff and construction company representatives will be at the meeting to talk about the work and answer questions. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15815 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For more information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Services Manager, at 813-272-5275; TTY 301-7173. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Friday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, children 3-6 years of age with caregiver ~ join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists Lets Create! Saturday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join Art Instructor Margit Redlawsk and create an art project to take home. All materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. 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, www.southshorefriends.com.

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6 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Children can form strong relationships with their pets, which can lead to stronger relationships with people in adulthood. People who have positive attitudes toward treatment of animals will have more empathy toward humans. Sparkle N Sprinkle Grand OpeningMAY 23-25, 20133016 E.College Ave. Ruskin Next to Tax Collectors Ofce(813) 642-0940 Toll-free 888-901-9173 www.sparklensprinkle.com at noon, Thursday, May 23, 2013 day call in to reserve your seat! prizes! 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? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows 813-741-0483www.BoyetteDental.com 10825 Boyette Rd. Riverview, Fl 33569Open Monday and Wednesday 8:30 5:00 p.m. Seth McDufe, DMD, P.A. Now Accepting New Patients and Most Insurance Plans!!!Our Philosophy of practice is to treat you as if you were our own family. You can feel condent we will never lose sight of this fact when deciding on a course of treatment. Specializing in: Sedation Dentistry 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 Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.com Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing WriterAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@observernews.net, faxed to 6454118, 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 New president/ COO at Fletcher MusicRick Dorn, a 30-year veteran of Fletcher Music Centers (FMC), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the 19-store retail music chain that operates throughout Florida and Arizona. According to John K. Riley, the companys owner and chief executive officer, Dorn had been FMCs executive vice president since 2011, and will oversee the companys 100 employees and all daily operations. FMC has 13 stores in Florida and six in Arizona. According to Music Trades and Musical Merchandise Review magazines, Clearwater-based Fletcher Music Centers is one of the nations largest retail music chains. It currently operates stores in regional shopping malls and in free-standing locations throughout Florida and Arizona. Fletcher Music also is recognized as the worlds largest retailer of home organs, as well as one of the nations organs-only retailer that markets exclusively to older Americans. Fletcher Music Centers has been inducted into the national Retailing Hall of Fame by Music Inc., another national music-products trade journal. For details on Fletcher Music Centers, call 800-258-1088 or visit Fletchermusic.com. Business News For the Mary & Martha House, South Countys only organization providing a shelter and training opportunities for homeless and abused women and their children, every dollar not spent on administrative expenses is an extremely valuable dollar that can be used towards their goal of protecting and providing opportunities for women in rough circumstances. Enter the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Service group cleans up at Mary & Martha HouseMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOKevin OKeefe and Tom Harding of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, along with volunter Liz DiLacqua during the clean up project on May 16 at the Mary & Martha House offices in Ruskin. Catholic service group from Sun City Center, who volunteered to pressure wash the offices of the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin. The group has also committed to performing other activities for the organization throughout the year. The Hiberians will also be adopting a room at one of the shelters, providing what is needed. President Jim Harkins said whatever we need, just let them know, said Jan Falcione of the Mary and Martha House. Pressure washing a building is, perhaps, a seemingly small task but it pays big rewards in allowing funds to be used for a much higher purpose. The Mary & Martha House depends entirely upon community support. For information about how you can help, visit www. marymarthahouse.org. For information about the Ancient Order of Hibernians, visit www. aoh.com.

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MAY 23, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Car burglariesContinued from page 1u passing vehicles, hiding under the SUV. Circling the vehicle several times and using a small flashlight to look inside, the man then smashes the window and removes several items from the car. The thief hit two other cars in the same neighborhood that night, according to the Sheriffs Office. Adding insult to injury, drivers not only have to replace costly radios or phones that may have been swiped in the burglary, they have to pay for damage to the vehicle. Typically, the car burglar will bust the door handle or locks and also do damage inside the car, said Fields, who said the average bill for damage caused by a car burglar runs between $700-800. And thats not even counting the cost of replacing a radio or anything else that may have been stolen. Then theres the cost of a new car alarm. It can get close to $1,000 in the end. Some drivers also believe, erroneously, that a keyless entry system on their car equates to a car alarm, Fields said. People are starting to wise up to this. Its only when they get broken into that they start to look at alarms. Its not until they are violated that they want to know what their options are. Vehicle crimes are a crime of opportunity, said Jeff Service, a sheriffs office deputy. A typical car burglary might see a thief come across an unlocked car with a purse in plain view. Not only will the purse and any other valuables be taken, but the purse may also be a chance for the thief to steal the owners identity if it contains a drivers license or checkbook. Some simple precautions help, Carter said. This is an opportunity to remind people not to leave valuables in their car that can be seen from the outside and always lock the door, Carter said. Even if you are just leaving the car for a few minutes, always lock the doors. Dont make yourself an easy target. Anyone with any information on the suspect in the Lake Shore Ranch car burglary, or any recent break-in, can call the Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200.Soiree showcases sumptuous smorgasbord Marketing never tasted this good.By KEVIN BRADY %  Businesses from Riverview and Brandon turned out for a savory shindig at the Florida State Fairgrounds last week at what has become one of the largest business to business gatherings outside of Tampa. Chefs and CEOs rubbed shoulders at the event, which saw more than 150 local firms showcase their wares for an audience of more than 1,500. Its a great chance to get out and network and get to know people, said Joe Nichols, branch manager of Riverviews Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union. The company, founded in 1936, has been a fixture at the Expo for more than a decade, time and money well spent said Nichols. We really see a return throughout the year when customers who have met us here come in and open an account, said Nichols as he manned a booth at the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon where hundreds of business people dropped their pens for plastic forks to sample treats from area restaurants. The May 16 event was sponsored by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. It allows people to see what we are all about and is also a great cross-marketing opportunity with all the other businesses here, said Emily Cole-Gifford of Riverviews Anytime Fitness. Companies have opened cash management accounts and applied for business loans as a result of meeting Marie Pszonek at the Expo. Its definitely a worthwhile event, said Pszonek, vice president and business manager at the Riverview branch of Regions Bank. Its a great way to not only meet new people but also an opportunity to have a rapport with other local businesses, said Bonnie DiBella of Womens Health & Wellness which has offices in Riverview and Brandon. While networking was the order of the day, the main event was the Taste of Brandon contest which challenged local restaurants, caterers and food vendors to come up with the tastiest dishes. We have been in the area for 13 years and it still amazes me how many people have not tried our product so this is a chance to let them know about us, said Rhonda Duke, a manager at Cheddars Casual Cafe in between handing out free samples of ribs and spinach dip. The samples paid off: Cheddars took home the Expos Best Taste award. Best Booth winner went to the Tampa Bay Times with Bahama Breeze winning Best Dessert. Celebrating its silver jubilee this year, the Expo is much more than an excuse to sample some savory treats, according to chamber leaders. Great food and a chance to let more than 1,000 potential customers know about their products and services is the recipe that has kept the Expo going for 25 years, said Laura Simpson, the chambers Vice President of Engagement and Programming. We received a lot of great feedback from attendees, sponsors and exhibitors this year, said Simpson who reported a run on ticket sales on the day of the event. Its been successful for 25 years because guests know that theyre going to get a first look at some great products and services, she said. With three booths this year, Candice Alford, co-owner of Brandons Traventours, was hard to miss at the Expo. At $275 a pop for the each space her high visibility doesnt come cheap but its a good investment said Alford whose firm specializes in group trips for schools and youth groups and individual luxury travel. We have a whole bunch of people who have never seen us who come through the Expo. People come to eat the food but they also get to see the local businesses. Its another set of eyes, said Alford who has been a regular at the event since she opened Traventours three years ago. Alfords minivan, a mobile marketing device featuring an ad for the Sandals resort that wraps around the entire vehicle, took up two spots at the Expo. People will come up to us and remember seeing the van around town and are then able to put a face with the business. We have come to realize that people need to see you a couple of times before they decide to do business with you. Contacts made at this years Expo may lead to a booking for at least one school trip, Alford said. We pick up leads every year here, she added. Joe Nichols, branch manager of Riverviews Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union, said the Expo was well worth the effort.KEVIN BRADY PHOTO

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8 MAY 23, 2013 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 6/27/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 6/6/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon4884 SCC Blvd., SCC(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointments www.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterJUNE 17-219 a.m. to noonFREE! FREE!Call to reserve your space(813) 634-2539We Love Kids! 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. RoccoRocco is a super charming Pointer/Boxer mix who lost his home due to a family crisis. He is a happy pup who loves to run and chase balls. He is very affectionate, too. He will flip on his back for a belly rub and just wiggle away. Rocco acts as if he has never met a stranger. He knows basic commands and walks fine on leash. Sadly, Rocco is realizing his family is not coming back for him. Can you help him get back to a comfy couch and a life of love? Rocco is neutered, current on his shots and 4 yrs. old. DOB: March 2, 2009PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SilverSilver is a really sweet female kitten whose favorite thing is to cuddle with a loving volunteer. This beautiful baby also loves to show off her playing skills with cat toys. Her mom is Mona, and she is a beautiful gray kitten like her brother Rascal. Can you find it in your heart to take Silver home forever. As part of her adoption she will be micro chipped and spayed. She is current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2013.Community invited to patriotic band concert The community is invited to the Fourth Annual Patriotic Concert presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at First United Methodist Church of Brandon. The Patriotic Times concert will be in the chapel (Logan Hall), First UMC at 115 N. Knights Ave., Brandon. The event costs a $5 donation at the door. Reservations are not required. For more information about the band, call (813) 569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.Sparkle N Sprinkle at new Ruskin locationThe Grand Opening celebration for the larger location of Sparkle N Sprinkle kicks off today, Thursday, May 23 and continues through Saturday, May 25. The new location is at 3016 E. College Ave. in Ruskin (next to the Tax Collectors office). The official SouthShore Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting is at noon, but those in attendance over the three-day festivities will enjoy free demos, refreshments, photo ops and raffle tickets. Sparkle N Sprinkle is the source of materials for card-making, scrapbooking, rubber stamps, embossing powders, glitters and classes for how to use it all. During the grand opening weekend there will be many Make & Takes at $1 each; space is limited so interested parties are encouraged to call or visit to check the schedule and make reservations in advance. Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business since 1997. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 23 and 24; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 25. For more information, call 813-642-0940. New VP named to Education FoundationThe Hillsborough Education Foundation has named Dr. Adrienne Garcia as Vice President, Development. Garcia brings 25 years of development experience, most recently with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation. The Education Foundations current goal is to double fundraising over the next five to seven years and continue to give 90 cents out of every dollar directly toward meeting its mission. To help reach this goal, the Foundation has just welcomed, Dr. Adrienne Garcia to the position of Vice President, Development. Garcia served as the executive director of the Hillsborough Community College Foundation from 2002 until joining HEF. While there, she directed philanthropy efforts that increased gifts from $250,000 to $4 million annually, for a total of $26 million during her tenure with the HCC Foundation. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to invest community resources to help students achieve academic success. Serving the students, teachers and schools in the community, the Foundation has invested more than $88 million towards public education. The Foundation raises more than $5 million annually and fulfills its mission through five core initiatives: Career & Technical education, Excellence in Education, Scholarships, School Enrichment, and Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 23 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, May 24 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 LAVFW Steak Dinner 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Can 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 10 p.m. Monday, May 27 Memorial service noon. Covered dish dinner 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Doors open 3 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m.

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MAY 23, 2013 9 New location: Suite 201, same plaza Miriam Maria AnnetteAnnettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201Village Plaza (on the Corner Next to Boggs)Golf Cart AccessibleTuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-54221st Time Customers OR Refer a FriendGet 20% OffMust present ad. Not to be combined with other offers. Exp. 6/30/13 HIRINGNOW carrying Dermalogica Skin Care Products Come in for a FREE Face Mapping 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! Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSPurchase 4 Tires Get FREE Mount & Balance To the WANNABE CATTLE RUSTLERS...Youre not very good at another profession before you really get in trouble. I dont know about you but my calendar is filling up with all kinds of fundraisers and other special events sponsored by businesses and civic groups in our community. Here at the Chamber, we just finished our 3rd Annual Chamber Cup Classic golf tournament and are planning a Family Fun Fest for June 8 to raise money for one of our members who was involved in a horrific accident that mangled his left leg. Sun City Center Howies Plumbing just hosted a huge Community Thank You barbeque cookout that was open to anyone in the SouthShore area. And there are more and more events being added to my must-attend list every day! So how do you make sure YOUR event is a success? Not that I havent coordinated a multitude of events myself, but I wanted another expert opinion. So I consulted with special events maven Jennifer McCafferty of Jens Market to brainstorm the most important things to keep in mind if youre planning something. Before you begin to plan any event, sit down and think what you hope to accomplish. Is your goal to showcase your home or business? Is it to raise money for your cause? Is it to show gratitude to your customers? Think through your goal as that will need to stay first and foremost in your mind. Just like any Realtor will tell you, its location, location, location. Make sure your venue is big enough to hold all the tables, serving areas, chairs and decorations in addition to all of your guests. If youre having an open house, you may want to have someone objective take a look at your place and give you some pointers on what to stow away temporarily or what to bring out of hiding. Another clich that is true is timing is everything! Pick a date that has no other competing events and is convenient for your guests. Saturdays are not always the best time, as many people consider that a family day. If its a drop-in drop-out kind of thing, give yourself enough of a time span to ease the flow of traffic. A one hour open house will feel more cramped and rushed than one spanning three hours. Besides, you want to have some real one-on-one time with each of your visitors. Dont try to fly by the seat of your pants write down a game plan with your action items, who is responsible for getting them done, and the timeframe for which each action needs to be completed. Believe me when I tell you things will flow like a charm if you plan ahead. If this isnt your bailiwick, hire someone like Jennifer to take all of this off your shoulders. Planning to do this again sometime or make it an annual event? Within two weeks after the event is over, sit down with all who were involved and roundtable how it went and how you can make it bigger and better. You want to have this discussion while everything is fresh in your mind. Make your event the one they talk about for months! And most of all, have fun doing it. Thats the mark of the best hostess.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Good planning makes for a memorable eventChildrens Board has Business Plan CompetitionThe Childrens Board of Hillsbor ough County has announced its 8th Annual Business Plan Competition. The competition is designed to encourage and support social entrepreneurial ventures by county nonprofits that result in an earnedincome business strategy. The award for 1st Place is $25,000; 2nd Place is $15,000. Eligibility is as follows: organization headquartered or doing substantial related business in Hillsborough County serving children and families; a nonprofit subsidiary, a for-profit subsidiary or a program of your nonprofit organization. Each organization may submit only one business plan to the competition, even if the parent nonprofit organization operates more than one business venture. Individuals are not eligible to enter the competition. The business plan must be for a new earned-income venture or an earned-income venture that has been in operation for less than 24 months as of January 1, 2013. Business plans must be for an earned-income venture such as, but not limited to, the following: Previous Innovative Business Plan award winners from 2011 & 2012 may not enter the competition. An orientation and informational briefing session will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. Letters of Intent must be submitted by email by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. For details or more information, call Irene Hill, Project Manager, ag 813-204-1758, or email her at ihill@childrensboard.org. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 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. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Ham dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 10 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu:Roast Beef with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 24 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! 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10 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 Sandra Tune is the new Community School Administrator for Lennard Adult and Community School in Ruskin. A 27-year veteran of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Mrs. Tune has worked as an English and Reading teacher at East Bay HS and Bloomingdale HS; as Reading Resource Specialist at Plant City HS; as Reading Coach at Newsome HS; and as District Resource Teacher in both Professional Development and Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, Lennard Adult and Community School offers GED courses, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses and online Credit Recovery courses at its main site and three sub-sites: East Bay Adult, Ruskin Recreation Center, and Balm Park Recreation Center. Tune will be adding a Spanish GED program next term and is working on approval for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program as well as an Unarmed Security Guard licensing course in Fall 2013 at the main site. Already growing in ranks, Lennard Adult and Community School will add Riverview HS as a sub-site by Fall 2013, offering many of the same courses and opportunities currently being offered at the main site. Tune looks forward to this opportunity to lead Lennard Adult and Community School by providing courses and programs that will educate adults and give back to the community. For more information about Lennard Adult and Community Sandra Tune is new Community School Administrator for LennardEast Bay Watchby Michael CooperFormer Mayor Dick Greco was there. Former and current Bucs Derrick Brooks and Josh Freeman were there. There was the 1st Annual Heart of a Champion Scholarship Dinner, sponsored by Bob Gries of Gries Investment Fund. But this was not a night for these accomplished gentlemen. This was a night where Mr. Gries gave back, giving thanks to his father for teaching him important lessons about giving back. He gave praise to three area coaches, Russ Cozart, Randy Dagostino and Robert Weiner, who have given so much to so many and remain so humble. And he gave awards and $1000 scholarships to one female and one male student-athlete from each of Hillsborough County high schools $1000 scholarships to 66 individuals with the Heart of a Champion. Each recipient competed for this prestigious award by writing a letter about obstacles that each overcame. For East Bay High School, there were two very deserving individuals. First was Nicole Lock, a two-time FACA 1st Team All-State flag football player. Nicole has athletic ability but at first glance you would probably never pick her first in a pick up game. And that would be a mistake. She is the all-time leading receiver in the history of football at East Bay. Thats football, boy and girls! She is not the fastest or the quickest but she can catch anything and she is deceptive in her moves. And even with all of her accomplishments, both as an athlete and AP student, she is absolutely humble about everything. Her biggest obstacles were shyness and fear. She almost quit before she even started. But with the love, tough love, and support of her mother Kim Pursel and her friend Stephanie Williams, Mike Riley and Nicole Lock, Heart of a Champion award winners.she didnt quit. Today, Nicloe is a confident individual with the Heart of a Champion.For the boys, there is Michael Riley. Mikes father has been in prison all of Mikes life. His mom never went to his football games, never seemed to care. So, one day Mike confronted his mom. She Former Bucs Derrick Brooks, Nicole Lock and East Bay HS Coach Michael Cooper.Heart of a Championfinally broke down and said that she was proud of him but she worked to support Mike and his siblings; it hurt her that working to support her children and pay the bills kept her from supporting her children by being there. Mike understands this now. He was in so much trouble and failing his freshman year. His senior year, he won the TurnAround award. He did this without the support of his dad and what he thought was without the support of his mom. But what he did have was the support of teachers like Stacie Cleary and his football coach, Frank Larossa. East Bay thanks Mr. Gries for recognizing so many athletes and giving back. For Nicole and Mike, they do have the Heart of a Champion and no matter where life takes them, they will be successful and they, too, will give back.Erika Bloodgood makes Deans ListRuskins Erika Bloodgood made Deans List in the 2013 Spring semester at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. In order to qualify for Deans List, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 hours of academic work. Members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Examination Team are available every weekend at either Simmons Park or Williams Park ramps to provide free, no-obligation boat safety inspections. From left: Steve Prestopic, Sid Maillet, Ted Cohen, Walt Wagner, Gary Mull and Robert Martelucci.Memorial Day weekend typically launches the beginning of the active boating season. Each year there are at least 700 people who started the season thinking they were safe on the water, and their loved ones sadly found out otherwise. These individuals did not return to the dock. No one plans on having a boating accident, just as no one plans on having an auto accident. But they happen anyway in spite of either preparation or anticipation. One of the easiest ways not to be part of that 700 fatalities number is to wear actually wear your life jacket. Seventy-nine percent of all on-water fatalities were not wearing their life jackets. That 700 number could be drastically reduced simply by wearing a personal flotation device (P.F.D.). Suspender-style life jackets and fanny-pack models make it easy and comfortable for everyone to wear a life jacket. An investment in yourself and loved ones is worth the $119 $139 price tag (manual inflation automatic inflation) for a suspender style P.F.D. An automatic inflation vest can save you even if youre unconscious, and you dont have to do anything except wear it. It automatically inflates upon heavy contact with saltwater. (They do not inflate in heavy rain.) Another element of safe boating is to file a float plan with a friend, neighbor or family member. Should a problem arise, where should rescuers look? The Gulf? The Bay? Whereabouts? Any successful search-and-rescue operation is hampered by a vague answer to the question where? Flares are an important part of a skippers boating equipment. I only Safe Boating Week is May 18-24go out during the day. Great! What if your engine conks out and youre stuck out there overnight? How does anyone see you? How do you signal for assistance in the dark of night? What if you drift into the mangroves? This simple safety tool can make the difference between another night on the water or attracting assistance right away. The handheld VHF radio ($119) is another valuable tool for saving oneself and loved ones. But I have a cell phone! Yes, and has the battery ever died? Are you always in range of a cell tower? Is the cell phone waterproof? Portable VHF radios are waterproof and provide the backup when the boats battery is dead or shorted as on a sinking boat. A free vessel safety check conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is one of the best ways of ensuring that you have taken all prudent measures and actions to safeguard your life and health and that of your family and friends. Trained Vessel Examiners from the Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a 10-15 minute review of your boat and upon successful completion award you a Vessel Safety decal that indicates to law enforcement that you are a responsible boater dedicated to boating safely. Flotilla 75 will be conducting these free, no-obligation vessel exams on Friday, May 24 at both Williams Park and Simmons Park boat ramps from 10 a.m. to noon. Boating safety starts with wearing your life jacket and continues through getting your boat inspected and taking a boating safety class. But again, boating safety starts with wearing your life jacket. Dont become a statistic. For further information, call Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.School programs and courses, stop by the main campus at 2342 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin, weekedays from 5 to 8 p.m. Or call the office at 813-658-2075. HOLIDAY DEADLINESThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows: Classified ads ............................4 p.m., Fri., May 24 Display ads .............................11 a.m., Fri., May 24 News Releases .......................4 p.m., Thurs., May 23Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net

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MAY 23, 2013 11 Memorial Day CeremonyMonday May 27, 2013Sun City Center will again observe our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Borini Theater at the Kings Point Clubhouse, Sun City Center. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for open general attendance seating. All invited guests with reserved seating are requested to be seated not later than 9:45 a.m. This ceremony is sponsored by the combined military veterans organizations of Sun City Center and is supported by the joint efforts of many participating community service organizations. The focus of this Memorial Day ceremony is to honor all past or present community veterans with special tribute paid to those veterans who have died since May, 2012. To date there are 188 such veterans to be recognized by a Last Roll Call which will be conducted concurrently with our traditional Sun City Center Living Flag Tribute. Our featured speaker will be who is a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander and has led Floridas Department of Military Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs. A musical interlude and tribute to the military services will be provided by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir & Friends directed by Rev. James Feist. Colors will be presented by the East Bay High School Jr. R.O.T.C. At the close of the ceremony, the Grand Marshall, Retired US accompanied by members of the Ruskin Boy Scout Troop 661, will be placing the wreath at the flagpole outside the auditorium. As part of our annual tribute to our deceased veterans, and showing the great spirit of Sun City Center patriotism, the Patriots Club makes arrangements for and funds for the display of U.S. flags on State Route 674. This year the flags will fly for a period of time prior to Memorial Day to after the Fourth of July. If anyone knows of a Sun City Center veteran who has died in the past year, and who is not listed in this article, or if there is a mistake in any listed name, or if any local NOK has not received an invitation to the ceremony, please contact Paul Wheat at 634-7777 or by e-mail: PAWheatJr@ aol.com. Charles J. Ahern Aubrey L. Allmond Jr. Roy Andersen Matthew C. Aronson Jerry Arpaio Jr. Danid L. Barnhizer Richard J. Bell James J. Bellas Arthur Louis Bellerose James R. Bennett Raymond L. Bennett Joseph Bonit Robert E. Bowman Robert G. Bryson Jean T. Buchanan Herbert Burson Francis Frederick Burton Raymond O. Butler Sr. Joseph Willis Campbell Howard Luers Carstens George Edward Charney Joseph Cianciolo James D. Coker Ziba R. Combs William J. Connors Ivano E. Corvi Milton N. Crawford Clarence A. Cronauer Bruce G. Crusan Eugene W. Czikowsky John Francis Daniels Jr. Gerald L. Dapper Michael De Paris Arthur Clafering Demaree Patrick A. Deo John Edward Devlin Paul D. Di Natale Thomas I. Diggs Raymond K. Donoghue Roscoe A. Downing Bruce Earl DuBois Sr. Duane L. Edwards Herman E. Edwards William J. Ellis Joseph C. Eppich Milton O. Ericson Joseph C. Eubank Helen B. Feil Carol Sue Fitch Jerry W. Foppe Robert Foraker Douglas H. Foreman Sr. Robert E. Foster Steve Gasper Sr. Kenneth R. Gawne Brian Patrick Gerry Emile Norm Giard Lloyd H. Giesy Joseph Gingery Kenneth Guy Gleason Donna Mae Gokhale Franklyn Penman Good Jr. Robert August Graebner Arthur P. Graham Jr. William F. Haines Jack W. Hambrick Phillip Ashley Hampson Elvin C. Hansen William T. Hansen Samuel R. Harmon William F. Hartman Jr. James H. Hause George F. Helmstetter Henry Lee Henriksen Raymond M. Henshaw Marjorie Heger Herrick Berneice Herron Douglas K. Hiltz Sr. Frank T. Hoffman Dorothea K. Holmes Glen Campbell Hoover William N. Hotzfeld Thomas J. Hourican Carl J. Jervis Frank J. Kager Wendell Keith Edmund F. Keough John H. Killinen Earl Clarence King Joseph G. King Edward Knecht Albert J. Knoeller Irving D. Kotal Albert J Kruziak Clarence Benoit Landry William Charles Larson Herbert J. Lawyer Maurice Levesque Michael Lieberman Manfred A. Liebner Eugene Joseph Lieve George Lipkey Wilson John Lombardi George F. Long Dean B. Mahin James E. March Sr. Robert Issac Mather Alex Maurillo Sidney Sherman McClain Robert J. McCurdy Jr. Joseph Jack McDonald William John McDougal Richard J. McGoldrick William E. McGonnaughey Earle A. Mckeever II Raymond L. Meyer Dorean Ruth Michael Albert Miller Lloyd W. Miller James Strong Moffatt Joseph Montagna Robert E. Morris Donald M. Morse Douglas Lee Moss Carl Augustine Muck Jr. Edwin Henry Muller Richard J. Naish John M. Nokes James A. Nolan George F. OBrien Bill Ogden Michael J. OHern Gerald A. Overheu Earl Martin Parks Robert J. Pasley Edward Patterson Bill G. Perkins Ronald Wayne Persinger Al Pfeiffer Phil R. Phelps Jr. Richard Pompei Robert James Repetti Arthur W. Richardson Richard Allen Robenhorst Velda M. Roberts Robert Coleman Robinson Carl William Rose Sr. George J. Rozum Roy J. Rule Erwin A. Salisbury Elwell Davidson Sanborn Fred Henry Schmidt Donald E. Schreiber Vincent L. Schueren Sr. Verl M. Shearer Walter M. Slack Ewing Smith Gary Smothers James Stansbury Snyder Herbert H. Spradlin John Paul Sundstrom Dean L. Sutton Leroy W. Tindall Jerome K. Toman Edward Theodore Tonelli Thomas F. Tuffy Raymond T. Valentine Theodore Via Robert S. Virts William H. Voorhees Richard H. Walker William Edward Weber Sr. George Victor Wellender John Ernest Wenzel Jr. Warren G. White Jerry Dean White Herrt Deab Whute Charles Philip Wiesz Albert L. Wiggins Donald Calvin Wilhelm Ralph E. Willett Wray Wilson Williamson John W. Willing Richard V. Wills Harold Lynn Wilson Robert J. Zemaitis

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12 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 23, 2013 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 51 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 51 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Go from this.. ..to this!Stop The Pain and Numbness!This FREE SEMINAR will be presented by author and chiropractic physician, Dr. Frank Lanzisera, at Lanzisera Center for Chiropractic Medicine, 17 Davis Blvd., Suite 401, Tampa (adjacent to Tampa General Hospital with ample, free parking). For more information and to register for the seminar call(813) 253-2333 or online at www.tampaneuropathy.comAt its extreme, neuropathy is terribly painful. For some patients there is a tingling feeling in the feet, toes, face, ngers, or hands as if they fell asleep or like hundreds of bees stinging. Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can cause a loss of sensation or numbness in the feet making it easier to fall. Weakness in the arms and legs leads to difculty standing, walking and even just getting out of a chair. If you suffer with peripheral neuropathy, plan on attending this seminar so you can learn the causes, symptoms, and non-drug treatment options. We recommend that your family and friends attend as well so that they also achieve a better understanding of neuropathy. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted or reduced fee services, examination or treatment. The mowing season projectile hit her on the side of her head, and the brain surgery that afternoon could not contain the swelling. At 50 years old, she was brain dead in 3 days. The horror of that freak accident, especially for my sister, has been painful for many years. She was not standing near, nor was anyone to blame. I am mowing every week now but with a push or self-propelled mower. It is great exercise and makes the yard look beautiful. When I have been on a riding mower once or twice, I noticed that its so fast and even hard to see what might be on the ground, including a snake or frog in the way. Lets be sure to educate children about the dangers and not allow them to ride or use the yard machines until they are well able to be careful. No family member is to blame for an accident; thats why we call them accidents; however, we can be mindful of the dangers during this season. This column is sponsored by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center located in Ruskin at 4140 24th Street SE, 3 miles south of S.R. 674 off exit 240 W. on I-75. Email: campbayou@gmail.com or call (813) 641-8545 for more information. By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ, %  Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou SupporterEverything is now growing so well, including the Bahia or St. Augustine grass in our yards. We have to live within our deed restrictions, but it is possible to limit mowing by including some natural or landscaped areas, such as the use of an alternate ground cover, wildflower border, or a butterfly garden. I have a personal reason to remind others to be careful when using lawnmowers. They are such powerful machines, yet so commonly used that we may not stop to consider the dangers. One healthcare website claims there are more than 20,000 injuries each year in the U.S. and even 75 deaths from lawnmowers. The mower blades are incredibly fast and especially dangerous to small children who as we heard recently may run towards the machine. I had a student years ago who lost his leg due to a mower injury. The mower blades might catch a stone or nail or metal object unseen in the grass that can become a deadly projectile. My mother died from an accident in1980 when she was outside while my sister was using the riding mower. A metal SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsComputer Safety and Security Tuesday, May 28 at 12:15 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20. On-Line Genealogy Tuesday, May 28 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, May 29 at 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Registration required. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, May 30 at 12:15 p.m. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Limit: 20. 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, www.southshorefriends.com.

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MAY 23, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) MAY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space and may be full, but waitlists are available! Please call for more information (813) 419-5020 Dominoes are always available to play at the SCC Activity Center! Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes Please call (813) 419-5020 to RSVP. You can also visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: www.jsahealthcare.com/Events.htm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 24: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon27: MEMORIAL DAY CLOSEDTue 28: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 29: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 31: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmJUNE UPCOMING EVENTS Mon 03: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 04: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* BEAD CRAFT CLASS (NEW!) 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm pm Wed05: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 07: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pm Stop the Pain! For the first time since Saint Anne Catholic Church was founded in Ruskin in 1956, a member of the parish has been ordained as a priest. Father Justin Paskert was ordained on Saturday, May 18 in Clearwater. On Sunday, he held his first Mass at St. Anne, in conjunction with Parish Pastor Father John McEvoy. Father Paskert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Paskert. After Mass, an outdoor reception was held in which Father Paskert delivered his first Blessing. For information about Saint Anne Catholic Church, visit www. saintanneruskin.org.From the flock, a church leader emergesMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Celebrate safely this Memorial Day holiday Remember the fallen and what they sacrificed for our nation

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14 MAY 23, 2013 On this Memorial Day Tampa Bay Family Physicians remembers our On this Memorial Day Tampa Bay Family Physicians remembers our fallen heroes who represent the charac ter of our nation, embedded with fallen heroes who represent the charac ter of our nation, embedded with patriotism and honor, these men and women of the Armed Services gave patriotism and honor, these men and women of the Armed Services gave us a great sacrifice to defend our way of life. Thank you for your bravery. us a great sacrifice to defend our way of life. Thank you for your bravery. OPEN HOUSE Thursday May 30 Refreshments served TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 4874 Sun City Center Blvd 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Call (813) 633 Call (813) 633 2000 2000 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com familTAMPA BAYPHYSICIANS On this Memorial Day Tampa Bay Family Physicians remembers our fallen heroes who represent the character of our nation, embedded with patriotism and honor, these men and women of the Armed Services gave us a great sacrice to defend our way of life. Thank you for your bravery. TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573Call (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com 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 Are you over 70? Call 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi ta l)www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Did you know people over 70 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed a lot to the general publics nonchalant observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was intended to be separate from Veterans Day, celebrated on Nov. 11, as a day of remembrance specifically for those who gave their lives for the nation. That distinction, however, is difficult as the line between those who have died and those who were, and are, willing to do so is narrow indeed. Leonard Boswell was drafted into the U.S. Army as a private and rose through the ranks to retire as a Lieutenant Colonel. From there, he continued a life of public service as a state representative and finally as a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served two tours of duty as an attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, the Soldiers Medal, and a host of other medals and commendations. All occupations in every branch of the military are worthy of distinction as every member of the military serves a purpose in serving the nation, but helicopter pilots and crew members are unique in many respects. They are sent to deliver the troops, to cover troops under fire, to save the wounded and recover the fallen. The very nature of their missions and of the crafts they fly make them uniquely exposed to the mortality of enemy fire. In the Vietnam era, assault helicopter pilots had the shortest life expectancy, Congressman Boswell said. All you could do is train hard and have all of the information, intel, that you could get. You do it right, remember the lessons learned and never let your guard down. You look out for each other and you take care of your soldiers and they will never let you down. From the beginnings of what would become Memorial Day, war had changed and the casualties suffered changed as well. Starting with Vietnam, there was no front line, the Congressman continued. There was no place where you could be off the front, even for a moment, where you could rest, lay down your weapon and relax a little. I think this change is reflected in many ways, including mental stress, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), divorces and suicide. On this Memorial Day, it is important for the nation to realize that new reality. It is important to remember that while every service member life lost during times of combat is a victim of war, not all are victims of enemy fire and yet the loss is the same. In recognition of that, Congressman Boswell authored the Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act, which was signed into law in 2007 to provide critical support and mental health services to service members and veterans. The law is needed. Today more active duty soldiers lose their lives to suicide than to combat. And the impact of war extends far beyond any war itself. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, every 65 minutes a veteran takes his or her own life. The majority of non-active duty veteran suicides were by those age 50 and older. It is, perhaps, overstated but freedom isnt free, Boswell continued. All of our freedoms and privileges are because there are those among us who will risk all. We call them veterans. On this Memorial Day, thank a veteran, both current and older. On Monday, Memorial Day, the U.S. Flag will be briskly raised to the tops of staffs and then slowly lowered to half-staff in recognition of the more than one million American lives given to the defense of this nation. It is a day to remember them because it is too late to thank them personally. The day also provides an opportunity to thank those who served and are currently serving. At 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Sun City Center will hold their annual ceremony to honor the fallen, with volunteers standing in place of those who have passed since last year. The ceremony will include veterans from World War II to the Iraq War. The event will be held at the Borini Theater at Kings Point, doors will open at 9 a.m. with guests requested to be seated by 9:45 a.m. The ceremony provides an opportunity to not only honor those who are gone but to thank those who are still among us, bringing the full measure of meaning back to Memorial Day. It is not just a day off from work or the kickoff to summer; it is a day to remember and to appreciate those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, as well as those who were willing to do so. Barbecues and Memorial Day are as American as apple pie. But before firing up the grill, make the drive to Sun City Center to remember and honor those who made the day possible. On this one day, coming together as the worlds most diverse and powerful nation is the greatest honor left to give.Memorial Dayu MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTODuring the annual Memorial Day ceremony in Sun City Center, volunteers stand in for those veterans who have passed over the last year.

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MAY 23, 2013 15 The Mountcastle Vein Centers now offer the latest technology for treating spider veinsVeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis SystemHow does it work? What happens? What are the alternatives & advantages? Hillsborough (813) 634-1333 www.MountcastleVeinCenters.com Coupon:Pre-Summer Introduction$99 for one full session of VeinGogh treatment 4040 Upper Creek Dr., Ste.105 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (next to South Bay Hospital) Beauty starts with a clean canvas VeinGogh clears spider veins, leaving you picture perfect. June 15 Southern Express Bluegrass Band June 29 Barbara VanEycken July 13 Lisa Palas July 27 Kathy Straub August 10 The KEGG August 26 Brotherhood August 26 Brotherhood about friendship and acceptance a musical journey Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts The second annual Pigs in the Parking Lot, sponsored by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, was held on Friday night and was, by all accounts, an unqualified success. Touted as a BBQ/Beer, Blues and Business Expo, lots of people turned out for the family-friendly event, held outside of the MiraBay / SweetBay Plaza in Apollo Beach. The draw included dozens of local businesses and organizations, great local food and nonstop live music from the St. Petersburg-based The Tom Kats and the Apollo Beach-based Ladyhawke. One impromptu star of the event was a guest: a giant European Great Dane who stood waist-high to adults and towered over the many children who gathered around to pet him. For more information about the SouthShore Chamber, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ southshore.chamberPigs in the Parking Lot draws large crowdMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS One of the big draws to the event was some of the best in local food, from fresh seafood to BBQ. Apollo Beach-based Ladyhawke kept feet stomping into the night. Jim Johnson of Riverview-based Mosaic outside of the companys large RV converted to an interactive display showing the positive impact of Florida and Florida fertilizer on the world food supply. Artist Pam Talbot lights up the evening at her Pams Creations Wine Lights & More booth.

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MAY 23, 2013 17 Sweet dreams... DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDSDOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660doveinteriorscarpetone.com Same Name, Same Company, Same Stability for over21 YEARS!THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORETHE 20 12BEST OF SOUTH SHORE 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. CARDS www.TheSandpiperGrille.com At the Sandpiper Golf CourseOPEN TO THE PUBLICOpen Daily 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. At Home Auto Care in Ruskin is providing a morning out as well as some excellent practical vehicle maintenance advice for busy women. As part of the ACDelco Knowledge is Power program, the free seminar, which is on Saturday, June 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., is designed to better acquaint women with vehicle maintenance needs and provide the information they require to take charge of their vehicle service needs with knowledge and confidence. We know many women may feel intimidated about vehicle maintenance, and we want to end that, said Julie Davis, owner of At Home Auto Care Well provide a fun environment as well as valuable information that will empower them to discuss vehicle repairs and service. A well-maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable, and we dont want women to compromise their safety because they fear Free car care seminar for women:When it comes to maintaining your car, knowledge is powerthe service experience. The Knowledge Is Power seminar covers everything from how to sense potential problems under the hood to tips on how to communicate effectively with the service consultant. Spaced is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact At Home Auto Care at 813-645-0339. At Home Auto Care has been owned and operated for 22 years by Julie and Lee Davis. They started the business next to their home (which is how the name came about) and have been working side by side for many years. They moved to the current location in March, 2007. ACDelco is a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services, offering products for some of the most popular vehicles on the road today.Eddie Adams Workshop now accepting applications Eddie Adams was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and his coverage of 13 wars. Eddie Adams passed away on September 19, 2004. His legacy continues in the annual tuition-free photojournalism workshop, Barnstorm: The Eddie Adams Workshop, which he created in 1988, and is still running strong today. The 26th Eddie Adams Workshop will be held October 11-14, 2013 in Jeffersonville, NY. The Workshop is one of the premier photojournalism events for students and young professionals, and the only one that is tuition-free. The weekend offers an excellent opportunity to meet the top photojournalists in the world, and to work alongside the best photo editors in the business. The Workshop will accept applications through Friday, May 31. Those who qualify may apply at www.eddieadamsworkshop.com.

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18 MAY 23, 2013 Award-Winning Family Owned & OperatedPARRISH8348 U.S. 301 N.Corner of US 301 and Old Tampa/Erie Road, just past CVS941-723-1111VOTED BEST!www.FerrarosRestaurantGroup.comHOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Great Selection of Homemade Desserts featuring everything from Cannolis to Pies and Cookies! FULL EVENT CATERING2012 Herald Tribune Reader Survey Best Italian Restaurant Manatee & Sarasota Counties Finalist $5 Offany purchase of $25 or more$2 Offany lunchFerraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 5/29/13 Ferraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. 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Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617With Hanson ServicesIts like having a personal staff.Personalized services for your individual needs.Some of our many services include, but not limited to: Alzheimer Assistance All caregivers are background screened.You DO have choices. ADM FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request. Lic #30211040We accept most long-term care insurance policies. (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 813-645-4632For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.comServicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999PER AXLE. Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors.Most cars and trucks ALIGNMENT$6999Includes tire rotation and tire pressure. Most cars and small trucks A/C CHECK$2499+ FREON Most cars and trucks Shell Point Rd. SR 674To Sun City Center N All brand name tires at Wholesale Prices!We provide shuttle service and towing available upon request SUMMER SPECIAL$3999Includes: oil change, tire rotation, check all uids. Up to 5 qts., synthetic blend 5w. Most cars and trucks Dear Savvy Senior Are herbal supplements safe for seniors who are taking other prescription medications? I have a friend who swears by them, but I want to be sure before I take anything new. Cautious Carol Dear Carol, Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years as millions of Americans are looking for natural and more affordable ways to improve their health. But, its important to know that many herbs can also cause side effects and can interact with prescription medications, especially if you have hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease or liver problems. While the Food and Drug Administration does regulate herbal supplements, they dont get the same scientific scrutiny that medications do. Herbal supplement manufacturers do not have to get FDA approval, and they dont have to prove a products safety and effectiveness before its marketed. So, before you start taking any new supplement, no matter how natural or harmless it may seem, you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to make sure its safe for you. In the meantime, here are a few popular herbs you should know about that can cause problems when taken with certain medications. Aloe Vera: Used on your skin, aloe vera is perfectly safe. But taken orally as a laxative, it may interact with blood sugar-lowering medicines used to treat diabetes. Ginger: A gram or so of powdered ginger can help ease nausea, but it can also interfere with anticoagulant (blood thinning) medications like warfarin and even aspirin. And, if taken in large quantities, could interfere with cardiac, diabetes and blood pressure meds. Garlic: Marketed as a pill, capsule or powder to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, garlic acts as a blood thinner. So if youre taking an anticoagulant, use with caution because garlic can make your blood too thin increasing the risk of excessive bleeding. Ginkgo: Taken to help boost memory and prevent dementia, as well as treat a variety of other ailments, this popular supplement can also raise your risk of bleeding when combined with blood thinning medications. It can also counteract the blood pressure lowering effect of thiazide diuretic drugs and can interfere with anti-seizure medications and insulin used to treat diabetes. Ginseng: Taken primarily to improve overall health and boost the immune system, this herb can reduce concentrations of the anticoagulant drug warfarin and can interact with some antidepressant medications too. People with diabetes should also use extra caution with ginseng if they are taking medicine to lower blood sugar. Kava: Promoted as a treatment to curb anxiety and stress, kava How to Use Herbal Supplements Safely THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller has been reported to cause liver damage, including hepatitis and liver failure. It can also interfere with antipsychotic and Parkinsons medications, can thin the blood and should not be taken with anticoagulants, and can cause drowsiness so it should not be taken in combination with any sedatives. Licorice Root: Taken for ulcers, bronchitis and sore throat, licorice root can cause high blood pressure and salt and water retention, raising the risk of heart problems. It can also thin the blood and should not be used with blood thinning drugs. St. Johns Wort: Marketed as an aid to treat depression, Saint Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of a number of prescription medications including anticoagulants, antidepressants, seizure-control drugs and certain cancer drugs. Zinc: Taken as a defense against colds, excess zinc can cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea and headaches. It can also interact with a variety of prescription drugs, including antibiotics and hypertension meds. To get more information on the safety, side effects and effectiveness of these and many other herbal remedies, visit the Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center site on herbs, botanicals and supplements at mskcc-herbs.org, and see the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Herbs at a Glance Web page at nccam.nih. gov/health/herbsataglance.htm.. 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.

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MAY 23, 2013 19 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: MON., JUNE 3 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JUNE 7 @ NoonNational Cremation & Burial Society308 E. College Ave. RUSKIN TUES., JUNE 11 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JUNE 14 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! Bring this ad and receive a$200 Discounton a standard package until June 20, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Free hot dogs during bingo. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Food available Saturday, May 25. .............5 p.m. Eagle Riders Lasagna Dinner. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Nickles and Dimes Sunday . ..............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free hot dogs. ............................................during NASCAR. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. If you bought a new boat this past weekend at the Tampa Boat Show, Im sure you are out in the bay fishing or cruising. Boat sales are up triple what they were a year ago. Even though gas is still high, it seems more people are out in the bay. This weekend, May 25, in Treasure Island, they will hold a Paddle Board for Cancer Contest. There will be a 3 mile run and a 7 mile course. Paddle Board first started in this area, to my knowledge, about 5 years ago. It is for all ages. If you can balance on the board and paddle along, you are paddle boarding. Its a fun sport and this one is for a good cause. I heard a lot of anglers secrets this week while visiting around. One seasoned angler said that if you are out in the bay and all the islands are full of birds, its best to go back home because a storm is brewing. If the moon is shining bright, there will be good fishing throughout the night. If the tide is too low, the fish wont show. Fish at high tide, when the fishing is fine. If there is a ring around the moon, at night, dont fish the next day, cause there wont be a fish in sight. Cast ahead of a school of fish, if you are trying to catch one out of the school. Put a bag of chum on the back of your boat as you cruise out, and catch fish on each side of your boat. If your hound dogs howl all night, dont go fishing there is trouble in sight and fish will not bite. Always fish with the sun at your back. Put a can of sardines in your bait box, eat them if you get hungry, or use them for bait if you run out. Dont eat bananas while fishing, you will be attracting mosquitoes. If your cows are lying down, when you get up, or if you see cows laying down on your way to going fishing, turn around and go back home, cause the fish wont bite. If you are night fishing and the stars are shining bright, keep fishing, they will keep biting all night. If you see fish jumping, be quiet, get ready, there is something big coming. Always wear light color clothing By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Wise advice found in old adagesin the Florida sun. If you have a full moon, fishing is good. If there is a haze around the moon, fishing is bad. Many of these tips have been handed down through the generations. As water temperatures soared this week, fish were looking for cooler spots. Redfish were around mangrove roots and in deep holes trying to stay cool. I saw a few legal catches on boats, one per person of l8 inches and not more than 27 inches. Cobia is a hard to catch game fish. They jump, jerk, soar, circle, and fight for 45 minutes or more before they give up. They are edible, must measure 33 inches to the fork, one per person or six per vessel which ever is less. They like warm water. Flounder are still a good catch. Great food value. Lean white meat. Legal l2 inches with 10 per day. I saw one on about every boat that came in. Fresh water fishing has been good for pan fish. Many freshwater catfish graced dinner tables this week. I didnt see as many largemouth bass as I did catfish. Enjoy fishing day and night, always keep the weather in sight.RCMA school board meeting is June 10The RCMA school board meeting for Immokalee Community School will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013. The meeting will be held at the RCMA Leadership Academy, 18236 S US Hwy 301 in Wimauma. The school board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public. For questions or concerns, call Judy Brill at 239-658-3560, ext. 242.Seminars set for Memorial HospitalOn Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a seminar on Geriatrics, Herbals and Tonics will be presented at Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 W. Swann Ave. in Tampa. The speaker will be Albert Tawil, MD, a board-certified geriatrician who is on staff at the hospital. In addition, he is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at FSU. On Wednesday, June 19, from noon to 1 p.m., the seminar will deal with What you need to know about Migraines. Presenting is Dr. Sherle Valdez, a board-certified neurologist with Tampa Neurology Associates, and on staff at Memorial Hospital. To RSVP for the presentation and lunch, call 813-342-1313. Superbird still flying highThe Plymouth Superbird was so aerodynamic and so fast that NASCAR rewrote the rules to legislate it out of racing after only one season. Designed primarily to win races, only 1,937 were built. About 1,000 survive today, making the one owned by Col. (Ret.) Dan Zajac of Brandon a rare car. Equipped with the original power train and finished in hard-to-miss Lemon Twist paint, it was selected by popular vote as the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for May. With its distinctive pointed nose cone and high rear wing, the Superbird dominated the 1970 stock car racing season and was effectively banned thereafter. Dan meticulously maintains his Bird, and has restored the interior, engine compartment and suspension over the past two years. The Roamin Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a raindate the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants. The Cruiser of the Month is selected About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511.This 1970 Plymouth Superbird owned by Col. Dan Zajac (Ret.) of Brandon is the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for May.

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20 MAY 23. 2013 Area Places of Worship 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 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. ...New Life Enrichment Center (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 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 (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Pastor Jack R. Palzer Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Wimauma Church of GodSunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Obituaries Denise A. BockWhen we lose someone we love and cherish, we know they are in a better place. Unfortunately, those of us who are left behind are the ones who grieve and mourn. We try desperately to find a new normal. Denise A. Bock, ne Haines, 63, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., born April 28, 1950, at St. Marys Hospital in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the LifePath Hospice House in Ruskin, Fla. Denise was a graduate of East Side High School in East St Louis, IL. She worked for Union Pacific Railroad in St. Louis, MO for 25 years. She moved to Florida in 2002, earned her bachelors degree in education from Nova Southeastern University and taught school at Ruskin Elementary since 2007. She was a beloved daughter, a loving sister and a devoted aunt. She enjoyed traveling, reading and classical music. But most of all, she enjoyed her nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bert E. Haines. Surviving are her parents, William and Diane Jarosik of Sun City Center, Fla.; brother William E. (Grace) Haines of Colleyville, TX; sister Rebecca (Ronald) Dori of Millstadt, IL; and the true loves of her life, her four nephews, Anthony Dori of Millstadt, IL, Benjamin (fiance, Jenny) Dori of Greenwood Village, CO, William Haines Jr., of Colleyville, TX, and Benjamin Haines of Colleyville, TX; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends Barb, Kathie, Melanie, Wendy and Pam. There will be no funeral service, but the family would appreciate memorials be made to LifePath Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla. 33573, C.A.R.E Shelter, 1528 27th Street SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 or charity of donors choice. Acknowledgements may be sent to Rebecca Dori, 3507 Dori Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260. Theres only so many ways to say I LOVE YOU, Denise and there are no words to express how terribly lonely Ill be now that youre gone. Herbert Shields BursonHerbert Shields Burson, of McArthur, GA, age 90, passed away April 25, 2013 in Sun City Center, FL, following a short illness. Herbert was born February 10, 1923 in Athens, the son of Lucius C. Burson, Sr. and Mildred Shields Burson. Herbert was preceded in death by brothers Lucius, Jr. (Duke), (Juan), Robert (Linda) and sister Doris Burson. Herbert was a 1940 graduate of Shade (Ohio) High School and earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Ohio University. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Marines, 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, and was deployed to Hawaii, Eniwetok,, Saipan, Okinawa and northern China from 1943-46. Herbert began a distinguished 35year career in education in 1950 in the Vinton County school system, starting at Allensville schools. During his lengthy career, he taught business commerce courses at Allensville and coached numerous sports teams, including basketball, baseball and track. His 1957 Allensville Bombers basketball team completed its regular season with a perfect 19-0 record. He became a school administrator in the mid-1960s, serving first as a high school principal and then an assistant county superintendent following a countywide consolidation of schools in 1996. He finished his career from 1980-85 as the Vinton County Schools Superintendent. Herbert was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of McArthur, a Life member of the Ohio Education Association, a member of the Athens Elks Lodge 973, a past board member of the Jackson Vinton Mental Health Board, and a past president of the Vinton County Retired Teachers Association. He was a winter resident in Sun City Center, FL, since 1995. Herbert is survived by Pauline, his wife of nearly 64 years, as well as sons Ronald (Nancy) Burson of Gahanna and John of Woodbury, TN, and daughter Diana (Robert) Haman of Dayton. Herbert was the proud grandfather of Gregory Haman of Nokomis, FL; Krista Haman of Dayton; Sarah Haman of Dayton; Andrew Burson of Kent; and Matthew Burson, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Herbert is also survived by cousins Joan Ruth of Athens; Andrew Adelmann, Jr. of McArthur; Jane (Adelmann Sprague of Delaware, OH; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held May 2, 2013 at the McArthur Presbyterian Church, with burial following in Elk Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the McArthur VFW Post #5299. IN MEm M ORY OFFrank J. CrockettJune 26, 1931 May 23, 2007God gave us a special husband and father. We wonder why God thought we were so special as to have given you to us. What will we do with all of our memories? The thoughts of your kindness and loving ways made you so special in our hearts. We long to hear the sound of a gentle voice and to look into your smiling eyes. You were our angel on Earth, and now our angel in Heaven. Until our family chain is linked again, you are gone, but never forgotten. We love and miss you every day. Loving wife Betty and children Allen, David, Gloria and Latha We didnt know that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but in God we put our trust. In times as difficult as this, faith is such a must. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We love and miss you dearly. Our beloved beautiful angel in heaven...In loving memory Mother, Daughter, Wife, and SisterMonica Suarez Lopez02/20/1987 05/25/2012 A young boy climbed to the top of a ladder. As he stood there, his father held out his arms and said to him, Jump! As he jumped, the father moved away from the ladder and allowed the boy to fall to the ground. Thats to teach you, said his dad, not to trust anybody. All of us know what it is like to be disappointed when we thought we could trust someone and then are betrayed. We know the feeling of falling flat on our faces when we thought that the outstretched arms would be there to catch us. Not only is it embarrassing, but it hurts. Not only does it hurt, but it makes us cautious and fearful of putting our trust in anyone at anytime. But there is One who is trustworthy. We read in Gods Word that we are to trust in the Lord with all our heart. For some, it is difficult to trust God because so many have let us down and we fear that He will do the same. But we have His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Not only do we have His Word that He will be with us in this life, but we know that if we place our faith in Him, we will inherit eternal life and be with Him in the next. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Movies with a Message will return to The Ministry Center at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the church library. There is no charge for this movie and refreshments will be served. Soul Surfer is a 2011 American drama film about the life of surfer Bethany Hamilton. At the age of 13, Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack. The film focuses on the events surrounding the attack and her struggle during the aftermath. The title refers to a term coined in the 1960s to indicate someone who surfs purely for pleasure, but the word soul itself has a double meaning in reference to Hamiltons Christian faith, which helped her recover her surfing career after the attack. The Ministry Center at Oak Soul Surfer is movie at Oak Grove ChurchGrove United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Waters and Habana Avenues. For more information, call the church office at 813-935-4471.

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MAY 23. 2013 21 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 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus ChristJoin us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church familyLocated in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun CityGetting 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. 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 Traditional Service 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 after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome 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. SUNDAY SERVICES SUNDAY SERVICES Area Places of Worship United Methodist dedicates Creason Childrens CenterCreason Childrens Center is the latest addition to the campus of the United Methodist Church of SCC. Rev. Dr. Warren Langer, surrounded by children and youth of the church, dedicated the Center, formerly Creason Hall, to the memory of Rev. Walter Creason, founding pastor, and his vision and love for children. Creason Childrens Center houses the rapidly growing programs of the Childrens Ministry. For more information, contact Pat Hill at 813-634-2539.Israeli song and dance at SouthShore LibrarySound The Shofar will meet on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will speak on The Living Stones. All are invited to attend and join in a time of worship in Israeli song and dance. SouthShore Regional Library is located at 5816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.Join the Fun Brigade for a Bingo party The Fun Brigade at the United Community Church will host a Grab Bag Bingo party starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the Great Hall. There will be lots of different kinds of Bingo games and lots of wild and crazy prizes. All are welcome. United Community Church is located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center.Car wash at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchThe Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center, will sponsor a car/golf cart wash on Saturday, June 1 starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot, for the Y.E.S. boys (Youth Environmental Services). The funds collected for this event will be partially matched by Thrivent Financial. Y.E.S is a successful program that enhances rehabilitation for boys who have been in trouble. The love bug season should be over, so now is the time to get your car washed. From left: Senor Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill; Cirilo and Dory Doguiles; and Missionas Committee Chairman Frank Blaszcazk.Trinity Baptist hosts visiting missionariesTrinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center recently hosted visiting missionaries Dory and Cirilo Doguiles at Sunday worship services, with a reception following. The church has supported these missionaries for almost 20 years. The Doguiles will be soon be returning to the Philippines, their native country, after 38 years of missionary work in the U.S. During that time, they started churches and served at the National Office of Converge Worldwide. They will now serve Converge Worldwide Philippines as executive coach for the Baptist Conference of the Philippines (BCP). Cirilo will help Philippine leaders advance Converges one mission of multiplying transformational churches, by starting and strengthening churches. The Doguiles described their work and challenges and answered questions from the attendees. CCW Dessert & Card Party is June 13The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to come to its monthly Dessert Card Party on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. The group furnishes cards, pencils and tallies, plus an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information call 813-6332460. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The Drama Team at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is performing A Palmtree Home Companion Radio Show on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. in their new Life Enrichment Center. Written and directed by SCCUMC member Glenn Appleyard, the radio show parodies the very popular NPR radio offering known as A Prairie Home Companion that features Garrison Keillor and airs on Saturday evenings. Appleyard promises that those unfamiliar with the NPR show will still find his parody very entertaining with various skits (Guy Noir, Private Eye becomes Darryl Dawkins, Trailer Park Detective), songs by local favorites United Methodist Church to perform parody of A Prairie Home Companion Amanda Jordan, JoAnne Podgurski and the SCC Front Porch Pickers, and silly commercial sponsors (The Cornstarch Council, Cana Wine Helper and Marthas Mullets and More). In addition to the musical guests, performers for the evening festivities include Glenn & Eric Appleyard, Manny Escudero, Jeff Jordan, Tiffani Martinez and Lew Symmes. Tickets are just $10 each and include a dessert buffet and complimentary beverages. Advance tickets are not necessary but strongly encouraged. The church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. For more information about this and other events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan at 813634-2539.

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Fowler Ave. in Tampa. Admission is free and will include access to MOSIs Astronaut Training Adventure. At the Expo, attendees will learn what to do before, during and after a storm. Residents will learn the importance of having a solid disaster plan in place well in advance so that they can quickly recover after a storm. Additionally, Radio Disney has partnered with the Expo and will provide kid-friendly entertainment, games and other activities, while the adults enjoy a variety of speakers and vendors. Attendees also will have the chance to win one of two Kindle Fire HDs. Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees will be able to attend question-and-answer weather panels, held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to hear from meteorologists representing local news stations and the National Weather Service. Additionally, a resiliency/ survivors panel will be held at 10 a.m. where guests can hear real stories from people who have experienced and recovered from a disaster, along with expert advice on preparation techniques to protect themselves and their home. For more information and the latest news on the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo or to become a vendor/sponsor, visit www.TampaBayHurricaneExpo.com.Adopt a manatee for Fathers Day Last Fathers Day, Madison Johnston adopted Vector the manatee as a gift for her father Bruce.Go beyond the usual this Fathers Day. The Save the Manatee Club suggests a real Florida manatee gift adoption for caring dads everywhere. Select from 35 living manatees with known histories in the Clubs adoption programs, including Rocket, Brutus, Doc, Paddy Doyle and other great choices for dad. See them all at www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees. Funds from the adoption program support the Clubs manatee conservation efforts around the world. I chose Vector because he loves to travel and so does my dad, says Madison Johnston, a student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, who adopted a manatee last year for Fathers Day. My dad was so excited and surprised when he received the adoption. He loves manatees! Each $25 gift adoption includes an adoption certificate with a color photo, biography, a membership handbook, the Clubs official quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, the bi-monthly E-newsletter, Paddle Tales, and a years membership in Save the Manatee Club. This Fathers Day, each new member who joins the AdoptA-Manatee program for a $35 tax-deductible donation will also receive the new 2013 Club T-shirt featuring a tropical design by renowned wildlife artist Nancy Blauers. Shipping is free in the United States. Manatees are Floridas official state marine mammal and theyre listed as endangered at the state, federal, and international levels. Save the Manatee Club, a Florida-based international nonprofit conservation and manatee welfare manatee organization, was founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. Funds from the adoption program help fund manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; research; education and public awareness projects; conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat; and programs in the United States, Central and South America, the Wider Caribbean, and West Africa. It has been a very difficult time for manatees in Florida these past months, says Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. We have lost more than 10 percent of the entire population to a combination of life-threatening events, including catastrophic losses from red tide toxins. Adoption program funds provide the critical support manatees need in these unprecedented times. Madison, who is studying environmental studies and biology, cares about the manatees and their future. Manatees are such a vital part of the oceans ecosystems, and they contribute to the overall productivity of those ecosystems in many ways, she explains. Their curiosity and vulnerability, however, puts them at great risk. I think Save the Manatee Club is doing tremendous work in conserving and protecting the manatees. For more information about manatees, and to adopt one for Fathers Day, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at www.savethemanatee.org. Also visit The Manatee Store, the Clubs online shopping center, for more Fathers Day gift ideas. Go to www.shopsavethemanatee.org. You can follow the Club using Twitter http://twitter.com/savethemanatee and Facebook www.facebook.com/savethemanateeclub. Watch manatees in their natural habitat on the Clubs Blue Spring webcams at manatv.org.Local hospital offers fully robotic Whipple surgeryFlorida Hospital Tampa is among a small group of hospitals across the U.S. that offers fully robotic Whipple surgery, with Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross. The operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgical treatment for cancerous or benign tumors of the head of the pancreas. Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross are both advanced laparoscopic and robotic hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) and foregut surgeons. They undertook their first robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy on April 30, 2013. The robotic approach enhances the operation with its three dimensional portrayal of the abdominal cavity, assisting the surgeons in making precise dissections. Since the operation employs minimally invasive techniques, patients do not have large scars. This also allows patients who have cancerous masses to start chemotherapy sooner. The use of the robot allows us to undertake the Whipple operation using several small incisions, which offers hope for less pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, and minimal scarring and blood loss, said Dr. Rosemurgy. The American Cancer Society estimates 38,460 people have died from pancreatic cancer in the U.S. Florida Hospital Tampa is located at 3100 E. Fletcher Ave. For more info, call 813-615-7030.May is Fibromyalgia Awareness MonthMay is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and according to WebMD. com, more than 12 million Americans have fibromyalgia. Most are women ranging in age from 25 to 60. Women are 10 times more likely to get this disease than men. Fibromyalgia symptoms may include: in the neck, shoulder and back eyes fingers and feet or heat light sleep There are traditional and alternative treatments that have been shown to be effective in treating this difficult syndrome. Contact your physician for more information. New support group emphasizes living life fullyFirst of all, not everyone is familiar with a support group and what it can do for them. A support group is made up of 8 to 10 people who come together once a week to share their thoughts and feelings to help solve a persistent problem they suffer with, no matter what the cause: depression anxiety, frustration, family, children, change, retirement, etc. The benefits are numerous: members are able to get the problem out so they can see it more clearly and develop healthy behavior. Secondly, they find they are not alone. Other people have problems, too, even the same problem. Thirdly, they realize that many people have more serious problems than they do, so they gain perspective. Of course, they benefit from the success or failure of other members in solving the problem. It is important to know that support groups insist on confidentiality, are free of charge, and are most often facilitated by experienced psychotherapists. Most groups do not require an appointment. The new support group, as its name implies, emphasizes the positive aspects of healing. In other words, to change dont concentrate on what you must not do, but on what you should do to solve the problem. Since we move toward what we think about and imagine, that is what we move toward and become. The self-disclosure in the group is used to identify the damaging behavior so that we know clearly what needs to be changed, and then devise a plan, plus other aids, to replace the unwanted thinking and acting. Fellow participants share their problems and experiences, so that all can help to develop an efficient plan for their own situations. Participants should prepare to both help and be helped. A few people find that self-disclosure is difficult at first; it wont take long to realize the personal benefits. All are welcome to this new support group in complete confidence and free of charge; no appointment is necessary. The facilitators are Frank Koebrich, MA, 813642-0773, and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, 813-401-7452. Both are experienced and effective psychotherapists. The group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 2nd floor library across from the elevator at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Drive. The first session will be on May 28. The support group is sponsored by the SouthShore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. Thank a Vet for your freedom and remember the fallen this Memorial Day holidayGreater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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MAY 23, 2013 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 lsortoraeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com otorccles2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 883L, custom sunglow red, 1,894 miles. $5,000. or best offer. 813407-0033 ousesorale 4321 Old Hwy 41, Sun City. 3br/1.5ba, 1300sf home. Private lot 75x100. Pet fenced area. CHA, aerator well, septic (no county water bills). Washer/ dryer hookup. Asking $75,000. No owner ends 813-545-5314 for viewing. Property is sold AS IS for owners convenience. 902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. 2289sf. Large home sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813741-3678 housesforsale InvestmentProertFor sale by owner. Apartments (3 units), Neptune Dr., Ruskin. Priced to sell $69,900. 813-431-9094. ruskinrentals@gmail.com aterfront entalsBahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished waterfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813-645-4991 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 SCC 55+ 2br/2ba/2cg. washer/ dryer/ ice maker in refrigerator, lawn care, water & CA dues included. Clean. Lease $500 security. $950 monthly. 813-746-1350 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets 813-634-9695 tsforentRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 kitchen, washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-6491599 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 mhonlots a tsforrentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886onosforent1br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 oomsforentApollo Beach, Furnished, WIFI, quiet neighborhood, pool use, 55+ no drinker. $550 month, split utilities. 616-283-6947 PlacestohareShare home. Riverside Park, Ruskin. Gated community. 2br/2ba, kitchen privileges. Golf, tennis, swimming, gym. $150 weekly. 813-641-9350. Available June 3 entals For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813363-6001 1br/1ba, AC, washer/ dryer/ range/ refrigerator/ microwave/ Fios TV/ internet. Non smoker. $625 monthly plus deposit. Ruskin. 813-6455956 ffceace Point West Road frontage. Good for CPA, attorney, insurance sales, Etc. Live and work at same place. $900 monthly, yr lease, plus deposit, water, electric. 813-649-1599 arehouse ace Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 Why drive 20 miles a for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING The Observer News Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. line ads will move to Friday, May 24 at 4pm. for the May 30 edition : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: The bargain hunters dream the Buyers Marketplace 1.92 CLEARED ACRE LOT across the street from Little Manatee River, boat ramp and park at end of street. All-new utilities, including well, septic and electric pole. Lot has a few shady oaks. $84,500. RUSKIN CANAL-FRONT LOT, ACROSS FROM TAMPA BAY! Ready for your future home or duplex (PD-H zoning). Lot is cleared, has newer dock, boat ramp and all utilities including sewer. $110,000. WONDERFULLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME with enclosed lanai, screened porch, utility shed with washer & dryer and carport on 1/3 acre lot. Remodeled kitchen, beautiful tile oors, walk-in closets in BR, roof over, newer CHA. No HOA, not in ood plain. $69,900.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well-established team. RUSKIN WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA Charming older home, 100 ft. on canal going to bay, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for boat or RV. Screened pool, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, newer roof and CHA. PD/MU zoning lots of possibilities! $189,500.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME: 2BR/1BA concrete block home in nice condition with metal roof, attached utility room and shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Leveled, cleared with electric, well and huge retention pond. This property is ready for your farming needs, or your dream home with plenty of room for family, kids, horses and pets! A zoning allows 1 dwelling per 5 acres. $239,000.00. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 EASY LIVING STRESS FREE!! THIS 2BR/1BA mobile home in Riverbreeze Mobile Home Park. Nice well-maintained single-wide mobile home with bright and open living dining room and screened porch with carport and storage room. JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 FARMING OR DEVELOPING OR PRIVATE HOMESITE? What suits your fancy? ing but zoned for 26 duplexes. Quiet secluded location but within minutes to major roadways, shopping, churches, schools, and city & county conveniences, etc. Well, septic and storage building in place with county water available. Priced at $95,000. Roxanne Westbrook 813-748-2201. RENTAL IN RUSKIN! FIRST MONTH FREE RENT WITH QUALIFIED APPLICATION. 3BR/2.5BA townhouse with a one-car garage. $1200 per month with a one year lease. Water and basic cable included in rent. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 IF PEACE AND QUIET are a requisite, then this may be your lucky day. Mobile home on 2.7 acres. 30 x 40 pole barn and oak trees for shade. Sold as is so some TLC $55,000. Kay Pye 361-3672 or Roxanne Westbrook 748-2201 DOWNTOWN OR DOWNSTREAM. Which lot will work for you? Low, low price on lot near downtown Ruskin gives you option of building one or two dwellings. $17,500 Waterfront lot in planned subdivision of Heathers Cove that never developed, is off Little Manatee River. Seawall in place. $49,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288NEED LISTINGS! Our inventory is selling quickly. If you are considering selling in the near future, please give us a call but be ready to move! RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127SIERRA in Greenbriar, new listing, 2BR/2BA, 1700 sq. ft. ........................$144,900 2 BR/2BA in Bedford. Enclosed lanai, furn...................................................... $27,500 HAMPTON, 2BR/2BA CARPORT, furn. ............................................................ $57,500 NEW RENTALS 1BR/1BA furn. or unfurn ........from $650+ 2BR/2BA furn. or unfurn..........from $700+SFH in Greenbriar, unfurn, OAK floors ............................................... $1200 /month Sun City Center RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACEFor LEASEWe will not be underpriced!Prices starting at $250 per month(941) 915-1523 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com RUSKIN WATERFRONT! Check out this custom 3/2/2 home with covered boat lift on a canal leading directly to the bay. 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28 MAY 23, 2013 Buy any set of four new MICHELIN brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a$70 MasterCard Reward Card after submission.*OFFER VALID THROUGH JUNE 18, 2013 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (813) 645-0339 Owners LEE & JULIE DAVIS (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) *See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 6/18/13. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Copyright 2013 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. The Michelin Man is a registered trademark owned by Michelin North America, Inc. 2010 General Motors. All rights reserved.I n partnershi p with ACD elco Aut omotiv e parts. T he qu ality parts w e t rust when serv ici ng y our veh icle. Take Charge of your Vehicle Service.Knowle dge is power, a nd whe n youre getti ng y our veh icle serv iced, a l itt le goe s a lon g way That s why wer e happy to announ ce our W omen s C ar Car e Semi nar, wher e youll learn things like: regu lar maintena nce, how t o t alk t o y our techn ician like a pro and re cognizi ng problems before its t oo late, all in a r elaxed, conden ce-boosti ng environment.Saturday, June 89:00 11:00 a.m. at At Home Auto Care (max. 35 people)(813) 645-0339 KNOWLEDGEIS POWERW omen s Car Care Seminar Light Refreshments